A happy February 
filled with love!

Our February issue proclaims 'Love Is In The Air'! Coming off the fullness of the holidays, many of us are still cozy and filled with love from family and friends. If you were like me, you experienced the incredible richness of having your children gathered around - laughing, talking, playing games and delighting in being together again. Love is gratifying,…

29th Annual North County Philanthropic Council 
Volunteer Awards Luncheon

North County Philanthropic Council celebrated those who give time and talent to help people and improve the quality of life in north county communities at their 29th annual luncheon. Each year, member organizations select an outstanding volunteer for this prestigious award. NCPhilanthropy.org


The Carlsbad Village Association, in collaboration with the Village Faire Shops, hosted its Annual Pets on Parade in 
December in downtown Carlsbad and raised $1,545 for Carlsbad-based non-profit Wagging Dog Rescue. The event offered up a day of four-legged fun including professional pet photos with Santa. Carlsbad-Village.com. Posh Paws Photography

Assistance League of North Coast Autumn Fantasy Fundraiser

Assistance League of North Coast held its 22nd annual Autumn Fantasy fundraiser which drew over 300 guests and raised $68,670 to support the chapter’s 12 philanthropic programs for needy students, K-12, in Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista. NBC 7 San Diego’s Dagmar Midcap and Greg Bledsoe emceed the event. ALNC.org

Astronomy Night at Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation celebrated their "Nights at the Museum" series with Astronomy Night. Kids and adults enjoyed looking at the night sky through a high powered telescope, and learned about the solar system from Professor Robert Gill of Cal State San Marcos. AguaHedionda.org

Carlsbad Firefighters Association Hosts 
Operation Santa Claus

Carlsbad firefighters visited city neighborhoods and collected new unwrapped toys, school supplies, toiletries and food donations which are given to the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau for distribution to over 400 families in Carlsbad. Neighborhoods included were Bressi Ranch, Rancho Carrillo, Foothills, Terramar, Canterbury and Evans Pointe.

February 2017 Around Town

Congratulations to Council Member Keith Blackburn on his re-election and to newly elected Council Member Cori Schumacher. The City Council consists of an elected mayor and four elected council members. Each serves a four-year term. City Council includes Mayor Matt Hall, Council Member Keith Blackburn, Council Member Michael Schumacher, Council Member Cori Schumacher and Council Member Mark Packard. CarlsbadCA.gov

Art to Heart

Our beautiful city is blessed with nature’s art in many ways. When I take a walk on the beach as the sun is setting, I am always struck by the beauty of where we live! But as an art lover and collector, one of the things I really enjoy about living here is our growing reputation as an arts community,…

Love in the Village

Looking for a romantic local 
Valentine’s Date? 

There’s no need to travel far to find romance. The village in downtown Carlsbad is a charming location, popular to both residents and tourists alike. It has classic options plus a handful of new modern restaurants and venues to offer up hours of entertainment and enjoyment. Local residents Lisa & Terry Rodman, who…

Palm Desert Getaway

Whisk your loved one/s away to Palm Desert for a weekend or a week of savoring the desert life in one of Southern California’s quickly booming and favored getaways. Ringed by three magnificent mountain ranges, this premier resort destination in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley is sheltered from coastal air pollution and inclement weather. Offering an average of 350…

Tax Tips at Your Fingertips

“I just LOVE tax season,” said no one ever! We know…so we’re here to help make it a little easier on you this year. Kurt Filipovitch and the experts from Filipovitch and Co., a local accounting company that has done business in the city for over 35 years, share their tips to make tax season easier on everyone.

For Your Love

This Valentine's Day, discover local gifts your sweetheart will simply adore!