Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Bring your questions regarding Carlsbad Village, the Barrio and other issues you feel haven't been addressed yet. Submit them to our moderator from the League of Women Voters and get educated before you vote.
Monday, September 27, 2010
New Village Arts is currently staging the beloved musical "Into the Woods" and you may be able to get tickets for the Thursday evening show which begins at 8pm. The box office will open at 7pm.
Also, the Flippin' Pizza truck will be joining us offering give-away scratchers to promote a special promotion they are running in October to raise funds for The Tony Hawk Foundation, which serves low-income youth by working with community leaders to build skateparks around the world.
At Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery at 565 Grand Avenue, the city will be hosting an Opening Reception for the new Village Banner Installation. The reception will honor the artists, students from Valley Middle School, who created the works for a project called "Healing Waters".
The rest of the Village will be full of art and live music as well, so don't miss out on all the great venues on State Street, Grand Avenue, and Carlsbad Village Drive.
Visit all these great venues: Caldo Pomodoro, COAL Gallery, Carlsbad Village Theatre, Chandler's Gallery and Boutique, Fairen Del, Fancy Pants, Global HeArt, Homelife Village Realty, Intriguing, Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, The Jewelry Source, Lynn Forbes School of Sculpture, Oceanside Art Gallery, Ocean House, Stone Soup Store, Studio BE, Taschi Jewelry Design, The Foundry at New Village Arts, Thursdays on the Coast Phantom Gallery, Relm~Wine.Beer.Bistro, Vickie Kay's, and Vinaka Cafe.
If you run out of time on the night of the art walk, the art stays up for a month so you can always make more than one trip to the Village.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Over 100 fine artists and artisans will be in the Village on State Street and Grand Avenue for the premiere annual art event in San Diego County.
The show boasts a wide variety of renowned painters, sculptors, woodworkers, glass artists, ceramic artists, and photographers.
Many artists will be giving demonstrations and lessons during the faire, making it a fun day for the whole family.
Food booths will be available throughout the faire.
Carlsbad Village is a burgeoning arts destination with great permanent art galleries, unique shops and a wide variety of restaurants.
Art in the Village is an event you won't want to miss. It's a wonderful way to spend a day in Carlsbad Village
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The event kicks-off on Sunday, May 16 with our annual 3 hour Restaurant Preview Tour, where you can walk from restaurant to restaurant and preview samples from over 20 participating restaurants.
Cost for the Preview is $25.00.
Purchase your tickets online by clicking on the buy now button below. You tickets will be held at the information booth at the corner or State and Grand on May 16. Tickets will be on sale on Sunday, May 16 beginning at 1pm on the corner of State and Grand
The event will continue from Monday, May 17 - Sunday, May 23 when participating restaurants offer a multi-course prix fixe value menu for $20, $30 or $40. Participating restaurants may choose to offer special discounts in lieu of prix fixe menus.
Each restaurant will determine their own special Flavors of the Village menu or special promotion during Restaurant Week. Prix fix menu prices will vary from restaurant to restaurant. To be paid directly at restaurant.
For information on this event or to purchase tickets in advance, please call 760-434-2553 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 760-434-2553 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Monday, April 19, 2010
The rest of the Village will be full of art and music as well, so don't miss out on all the great venues on State Street, Grand Avenue, Carlsbad Village Drive and Carlsbad Blvd.
Visit all these great venues: Caldo Pomodoro, Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, COAL Gallery, Carlsbad Village Theatre, Chandler's Gallery and Boutique, Eve 7, Front Porch Gallery, Global HeArt, Homelife Village Realty, Intriguing, Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, The Jewelry Source, Lynn Forbes School of Sculpture, The M Collection, Oceanside Art Gallery, Ocean House, Stone Soup Store, Sunglass Lounge, Taschi Jewelry Design, The Foundry at New Village Arts, The Wine Spot, Vickie Kay's, and Vinaka Cafe.
If you run out of time on the night of the art walk, the art stays up for a month so you can always make more than one trip to the Village.
New this month: look for the opportunity to win a great prize from Village merchants.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Foundry @ New Village Arts Theatre
2787 State StreetCarlsbad, California 92008
• Easter Crafts
• Easter Bonnet Contest
• Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
• Live Music & Children’s Folk Songs with Singer / Guitarist Cici Porter
• Balloons by Casey the Balloon Man
Monday, March 22, 2010
Start your evening at our event hub: Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, 565 Grand Avenue. Pick up your program and enjoy the new opening reception of Toni Williams "En Plein Air" an exhibition of recent paintings.
Monday, February 22, 2010
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The North County Transit District (NCTD) invites the community to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the COASTER train with a "COASTER Crawl" on Saturday, February 27.
The event will carry customers to the rail line's northern stations in Oceanside, Carlsbad Village, Encinitas and Solana Beach where merchants will offer special COASTER Anniversary product promotions.
As an added incentive, on Saturday, February 27 a second COASTER customer can ride free when accompanying a fare-paying customer or monthly pass holder. This two-for-one promotion runs for the entire day. It allows a family of four to travel round-trip (four zones) for just $26 -offering a 50 percent discount.
"North County's coastal communities are walkable and are easily accessible from COASTER stations," said Dave Roberts, an NCTD director and Solana Beach City Councilman. "My five kids and I love to ride the COASTER. This event provides a special opportunity for families from neighboring areas to hop a train, discover a range of interesting retailers and activities, have a bite to eat at a great local restaurant and then continue up and down the line."
The 15th Anniversary COASTER Crawl will use the regular Saturday COASTER schedule and will feature special events at the Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad Village and Oceanside Transit Center stations. Round trip fare all day long is $10 to $13 for two people depending on the zones. Simply buy one ticket for two riders from machines at the station. No reservations are necessary; however space is limited on trains.
"Business owners in Carlsbad Village are delighted to have an opportunity to partner with North County Transit District in a triple-win situation," said Robin Young, executive director of the Carlsbad Village Association. "NCTD will attract some new riders, we'll have some new visitors to the Village and the customers will have a great day in four terrific cities."
The event is sponsored by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association, Leucadia-Encinitas Highway 101 MainStreet Association, the Carlsbad Village Association, MainStreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, February 27 Coaster Schedule
For complete trip planning information, call toll free 511 or visit GoNCTD.com.
NCTD serves 12 million passengers annually by providing public transportation within North San Diego County and via the COASTER to downtown San Diego. Its family of transit services currently includes the BREEZE bus system, the COASTER commuter rail service, LIFT paratransit and the SPRINTER light rail. It is NCTD's mission to deliver safe, convenient, reliable and user-friendly public transportation services.
Helping San Diego County Residents Raise Awareness of Healthy Lifestyles to
Fight the #1 Killer of Men & Women: Heart Disease
Carlsbad, CA. February 11, 2010 – The annual 5K Walk For Life® & Free Community Health Fair, hosted by the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation® (CVDF) of Carlsbad, will take place on Sunday, April 18th at the Oceanside Pier & Amphitheater in Oceanside, CA. Since 2004, the event has attracted hundreds of walkers and fairgoers from all over San Diego County and has raised thousands of dollars to support CVDF’s free outreach programs and services, which promote cardiovascular health by teaching people of all ages how to make lifestyle changes in order to prevent heart disease and its many risk factors.
Together, Mayor “Bud” Lewis of Carlsbad and Mayor Jim Wood of Oceanside will send walkers on their way beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 5K walk will start and finish at the Oceanside Pier with the course on the scenic boardwalk along the beach. Walk entry fee for adults is $25 and children12 and under walk free. The entry form and online registration are available at www.WalkForLife.us. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 9:00am. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. Form a Walking Team and win prizes! Team photos and prizes will be awarded for Largest Team, Most Funds Raised, and Best Decorated Banner.
The Community Health Fair, scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Amphitheater located next to the Pier, is free for everyone to enjoy. It is a fun filled event offering over 40 vendor booths providing samples of health related products and services. Exhibitor booth and sponsor information can be found by visiting: www.WalkForLife.us. Free health screenings such as cholesterol & glucose tests, blood pressure and body fat checks will be given by the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation® (for accurate readings, please remember to fast 12 hours before receiving cholesterol or glucose screenings). Enjoy live music by several bands and exciting entertainment groups on the big stage. There will be an abundance of healthy food, prizes, face painting, children’s games, discovery stations, and more!
The Cardiovascular Disease Foundation® (www.CVDF.org) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization based in Carlsbad, CA. Its mission is to improve the quality of life by promoting cardiovascular health through prevention, research, and education.
Cardiovascular Disease Foundation® partners are The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign warning women about their risk of heart disease, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with: The American Heart Association; San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative; San Diego & Imperial Nutrition Network for Healthy Active Families, part of CHAMPIONS for CHANGE Network for a Healthy California and many other organizations and local agencies supporting the fight against heart disease and its related risk factors.
The Oceanside Pier & Amphitheater are located seaside at 200 North Strand in Oceanside 92054. There is plenty of free parking within walking distance. For more information call 760-730-1471.
Astonishingly, 60%-70% of heart disease related cases are preventable. Beat heart disease and join the Walk for Life® on April 18th.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
3126 Carlsbad Boulevard
Free glass of wine with any entrée from our Platters Menu on Valentines Day.
Must mention this email from the Carlsbad Village Association.
Must be 21 or older.
Reservations accepted as well as walk-ins.
2805 Roosevelt Street
2814 Roosevelt Street
New Patient Discount - 20% off Eye Exam and Eyewear.
Offer not valid with insurance benefits.
Enjoy the art of sculpture in an intimate old world studio environment with fellow artists.
Personalized instructions make this workshop suitable to both experienced and beginning artists.
Share conversations over food and drinks or Rock-out playing RockBand on Saturday evening.
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
Valentines Day Dinner: 6-11pm
Includes Live entertainment from Cool Fever, Dancing, four course meal, glass of champagne.
Skinsational Skin and Body Spa
300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste 124
Carlsbad , Ca 92008
“Spa Duo Package” - Two Side-by-Side 50-Minute Swedish Massages then relax in our Zen Sanctuary and enjoy a glass of Champagne & Chocolate Truffles.
Champagne & Chocolate Truffles, Shower and Fireplace
a 50-Minute Swedish Massage and take home body brush
and Signature Spa Pedicure
Monday, February 8, 2010
The meeting will be held at Senor Grubby's 377 Carlsbad Village Drive. Lunch will be served.
Come learn more about the work the CVA has been doing, see the Annual report and learn about our strategic plan and new projects in development. 2009 was a very busy and exciting year and 2010 is going to be even bigger.
Voting is open to CVA partners in good standing.
For information on becoming a partner with the CVA please call 760-434-2553 or email email@example.com
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN AS THE VILLAGE COMES ALIVE FOR THURSDAYS ON THE COAST
The Carlsbad Village Association’s Thursdays on the Coast is a free, ongoing, self-guided Art Walk held throughout Carlsbad Village. Come to the Opening Night event the last Thursday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm
Enjoy artist receptions at Village galleries and businesses, live music, art demonstrations, restaurant’s Dinner Specials and an Objets d’Arte Silent Auction.
Self-guided walking maps will be provided at all participating venues in time for the January 28th opening night and will be available through the end of February, when Thursdays on the Coast returns with a new lineup of artists and galleries on Thursday, February 25th.
Information Hub will be located at Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, 565 Grand Avenue, where featured Artist Nanette Newbry will be opening her new show "Image and Memory".
Enjoy Live music throughout the Village featuring: Rick and Carmine, Ukulele Society of America, Daniel Sratman, and Jeff Diamond.
Also, help support Thursdays on the Coast by taking part in our Objets D'Arte Auctions. This month we are featuring tables designed by local artists, Lori Watkins and Carol McLeod.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Marron Road between Monroe Street and Jefferson Street
Monroe Street south of Marron Road
Jefferson Street between Marron Road and Laguna Drive
Laguna Drive between Jefferson Street and State Street
State Street between Laguna Drive and Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad Boulevard between the north city limits at Buena Vista Lagoon to the south city limits at La Costa Avenue
Palomar Airport Road between Carlsbad Boulevard and El Camino Real (eastbound lanes only)
Avenida Encinas between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road
Poinsettia Lane between Avenida Encinas and Carlsbad Boulevard
Camino Vida Roble between Palomar Oaks and Palomar Airport Road
Palomar Oaks Road entirely
I-5 at Palomar Airport Road both northbound and southbound off-ramps and southbound on-ramp closed
The Carlsbad Police Department and volunteers will assist cars needing to get in or out of closed or partially closed areas, when safety allows. Those who need to get in or out of the race area during the event can do so on a nearby street not affected by race-day closures.
The Carlsbad Marathon begins and ends at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real shopping center. The race course runs from the mall to Carlsbad Boulevard and continues as far south as La Costa Avenue. The marathon also runs inland along Palomar Airport Road as far east as El Camino Real. The 26.2-mile marathon race starts at 6 a.m., while the half-marathon begins at 7:30 a.m.
More than 100,000 participants are expected.
Visit the event’s Web site at www.carlsbadmarathon.com for detailed route maps and additional road closure information.
Friday, January 15, 2010
How YOU Can Save Local Business
IE News Service, November 20, 2009 — Which three local businesses would you miss if they closed their doors? Maybe it’s that deli on the corner where you grab the best sandwiches. Perhaps it’s the video store down the street where the clerk stashes the latest release behind the counter so it will still be there when you stop after work late on Friday night. Is it the florist who already seems to know exactly what your wife will love for her birthday—and is good enough to give you a reminder call so you never forget the date?
Small business (defined as having 500 or fewer employees) are the lifeblood of the American economy, accounting for an astounding 99.7 percent of all employer firms, according to a 2007 study by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Yet locally owned independent businesses are under far more pressure than ever. Trying economic times that have consumers closing their wallets, the credit crunch, and shoppers searching for perceived bargains at large chain stores have taken a severe toll, while buyouts of corporations that are “too big to fail” largely don’t benefit the little guys.
It was that combination of factors that was weighting heavily on Cinda Baxter, a Minneapolis-based retail consultant, early in 2009. “It began with a really rotten week in March,” Baxter explains. That Monday, a friend told her to turn on Oprah. “I flipped it on and saw an hour-long program telling consumers to stop discretionary spending. As someone who knows how small business works, it was devastating. Then CBS did a piece on consumer saving and how consumers were now doing such a good job of it. The headlines were just dire and abysmal; by the end of the week, more people I knew had turned off the news than were still watching it.” A few days later, after seeing CNBC’s Erin Burnett discuss how the headlines were impacting consumer psychology on the Today Show and a later interview on Meet the Press in which Burnett said part of the problem was dire media coverage, Baxter decided to take matters into her own hands: “I am not a person who thinks the glass is half empty with holes drilled in the bottom, so three days later, I wrote a blog post.”
That post meant for only a few friends was the start of what would soon become an international movement to support locally owned businesses. Baxter’s idea was simple: if half of the employed U.S. population chose three locally owned independent businesses they would hate to lose, and then spent a combined total of $50 a month with them, it would have a major impact—generating an estimated $42.6 billion of revenue annually.
What Baxter couldn’t have envisioned was how quickly what she dubbed The 3/50 Project would take off. “I thought maybe a dozen of my friends would see the post. I came up with a flyer explaining the idea that businesses could hand out to customers, and I thought that perhaps half of that dozen would go that far,” Baxter recalls. Instead of the six she initially envisioned, “within 48 hours, I had more than 350 emails from total strangers asking, ‘This is great, what else have you got?‘” She spent a Sunday afternoon designing a website —www.the350project.net—that launched on Monday, March 30, 2009. It drew 7,600 absolute unique visitors in seven days. By early November, more than 12,800 businesses had become supporters, there were 21,600 Facebook fans, and absolute unique hits were at 203,700.
What caused the groundswell? Perhaps it’s the straightforward way Baxter presents the facts: For every $100 spent in locally owned stores, $68 remains in the local economy. In contrast, only $43 of every $100 remains local when spent in national chains, and little or no local revenue results from online purchases.
“No one has talked this through with consumers,” Baxter says. “The experts all talk in terms of macro or microeconomics—not how consumers talk to each other over the dinner table. We simply say, ‘Here’s the impact.’ It really resonates that even a small amount of spending can make a big difference.”
Another difference is that The 3/50 Project takes a realistic approach. “We’re the only buy local movement that doesn’t ask consumers to stop going to big boxes. I understand that while you can find many things in a local business, there are some items that people will continue to go to big boxes for. We just ask them to balance their spending a little better; that all or nothing mentality is what got us into this mess in the first place,” she states.
What is essential to helping small business is gaining and maintaining local support. “The 3/50 Project is definitely having an impact,” Baxter says. Facebook is filled with comments from business owners and consumers echoing Baxter’s sentiments, like these by Martha Pesta Smith, who owns Peafunk Designs in Wickford, R.I.: “As the owner of a small gift shop, I cannot thank you enough for launching this website!! BRILLIANT idea. I hope enough people follow your advice! If so, it will literally change the lives of people like myself and so many of my fellow small business owners.”
Baxter’s own email box is happily logged. “I now average 350 to 450 emails daily. I hear from business owners who are grateful to finally have a message that’s positive and a ridiculously easy way to explain it—they simply hand customers a flyer. I hear stories about long-lost customers coming back and new customers coming in. I even hear that consumers are printing out the flyers and taking them to businesses they want to support. I never would have dreamt of that.”
Baxter also never imagined the impact that post would have on her own life, as she now speaks about The 3/50 Project to audiences across the country. “I quite inadvertently created a second full-time job for myself. It has completely up-ended my personal life, which just demonstrates how obviously necessary this is,” she says.
Future plans for additional membership levels and Canadian, UK and Australian sites are in the works. “I’m also looking at corporate sponsorships that will allow us to keep growing,” she says, then adds with a laugh, “At some point, though, I just hope to get a good night’s sleep.”
Thanks to The 3/50 Project, many local business owners may be sleeping a bit more soundly as well.
Carlsbad Police Department to Enforce 3 hour parking
Beginning Monday, January 18, the Carlsbad Police Department will begin enforcing the 3 hour parking limit on the streets of