Wrightwood Mountain Celebration Brings Community Into Focus
By Al Morrissette
Neither rain, snow nor cold of night kept Tri-Community residents away from this year’s Mountain Celebration. The 2-day event brought hundreds of shoppers and sightseers to the mountain community as they sampled apple cider, warn fudge, and hot chocolate to elevate their holiday spirit. “My family came for our traditional Thanksgiving and spent the weekend”, said Phelanite Melissa Smith, adding, “My daughters went to do their Black Friday duties, but I took the grandkids here. We really enjoy everything that Wrightwood does to kick off Christmas. My grandkids got their fill of fudge and cider, we talked to Santa and gave him our list, also went on a hayride and ended with watching this light parade.” READ COMPLETE STORY - CLICK HERE! or Subscribe to the online addition
Wrightwood Art & Music Continues This Saturday
By Michael Palecki
Last weekend, Small Business Saturday reached an unsurpassed crescendo in Wrightwood as the 12th Annual Parade of Lights attracted more spectators than ever before. The Village Grind and Wine Cellar was the vortex of activity with Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce Director Mal Youngblood announcing parade entries from the deck. As virtually hundreds of visitors streamed into the Big Horn Building for drinks and snacks, many continued upstairs to enjoy a reception for artists at The Loft Workshop Gallery.
The arts & crafts co-op has steadily attracted new members and was filled with paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, weavings, hand dyed silk scarves, lathe turned wooden bowls, and fine jewelry. Among those artists present on Saturday evening to greet visitors and explain their work were painters Katheryn Allen and Joan McCandless, jeweler Suzanne McKinney, woodworker Gary Thornhill, and Ric Rice-who paints, sculpts and creates ceramics. READ COMPLETE STORY - CLICK HERE! or Subscribe to the online addition
Guitar Music For The Holidays
By Michael Palecki
Just in time for the holiday season, there is new music from teenage guitar sensations that doesn’t necessarily ring with the sound of traditional carols, but will power you through the stressful shopping season and make excellent gifts for those who enjoy the echo of Wah-Wah instead of Jingle Bells. The second CD of the British superstar Jake Bugg elevates his songwriting skills to a higher level with more pronounced electric guitar rock songs, and stunning acoustic guitar ballads. And then Ray Goren- who has performed with Buddy Guy and BB King-captures traditional blues music and twists it into a new shape with his dynamic electric guitar mastery for the new recording “Live At Lucy’s 51”. READ COMPLETE STORY - CLICK HERE! or Subscribe to the online addition
A World War II Vet Died on November 18 At Age 91
Ralph G. (Talo) Campoy died Monday in his home with his son at his bedside. Ralph Gutierrez Campoy was born November 2, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, son of Amelia Campoy and Rafael Campoy. He was involved in four jumps. The D-Day jump was the first of four jumps; he parachuted behind enemy lines to take on a German artillery nest on Utah Beach. He jumped into Holland (Operation Market Garden in Holland) and into Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, and the liberation of a death camp at Dachau and to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest at Berchtes garden and near Prume, Germany, to resupply Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army. READ COMPLETE STORY - CLICK HERE! or Subscribe to the online addition
Wrightwood Rock & Roll Christmas
By Michael Palecki
Three favorite entertainment forces will combine their talents to present an exciting Christmas holiday event on Sunday December 15 at 7:00 pm, in the Wrightwood Community Center. The evening will be hosted by Lora Steinmann and will feature the Greg Jones Band & Friends, and The Snowline Players. . READ COMPLETE STORY - CLICK HERE!
The 18th Annual Snowline Senior Citizens Christmas Show & Dinner
Thursday, Dec. 12
The 18th Annual Snowline Senior Citizens Christmas Show & Dinner will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Serrano High School. The Snowline Board of Trustees is happy to once again present this wonderful day for our seniors. Traci Payne-Steward has organized this program for the past 10 years and looks forward to seeing the senior citizens enjoy this wonderful day. . READ ALL THE DETAILS - CLICK HERE! or Subscribe to the online addition
Grassy Hollow/Big Pines Recreation Area – Snow Shoe Hikes and Activities – Winter 2013/14
The Volunteers of The Angeles National Forest offer a snowshoe hike on weekends (weather permits). They meet at Grassy Hollow Visitor Center (beyond Mountain High on Hwy 2) at 11 a.m. Hikes last about 2 hours. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get to Grassy Hollow. READ COMPLETE DETAILS - CLICK HERE! or Subscribe to the online addition
Community Christmas Party
Sunday Dec. 15
Sixteen years ago Carolyn McNamara of The McNamara Group, Inc. located in the Phelan Towne Square began hosting its annual Community Chrismas Party for local children...READ COMPLETE DETAILS - CLICK HERE!
Holiday Charities Angel Tree Toy Drive
It may seem a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but not for the people at the Angel Tree. The annual community Angel Tree toy drive program provides holiday gifts to under-privileged children within the Tri-Community. Both Phelan and Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce will work together this year to make this Christmas special to children that would otherwise go without. .READ COMPLETE DETAILS - CLICK HERE!
A Snowed In Secret Annual Dinner show
Presented by Serrano High School Choral Department
Friday & Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7 ~ 13 & 14
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be snowed in and all you have for entertainment is a radio? Come see how this funny and romantic story plays out at the annual Serrano High School Dinner Show December 13, and 14. GET ALL THE DETAILS - CLICK HERE!
BINGO In Wrightwood
Presented by the Timberline Lions Club
Saturday, Dec. 14
Come join the fun at the Saturday Night Bingo at Wrightwood Community Building, (between the two banks). Hosted by the Timberline Lions club. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.GET ALL THE DETAILS - CLICK HERE!
Wrightwood Certified Farmers Market
The popular Wrightwood Certified Farmers Market (inside the Wrightwood Community Building) continues on each Friday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The fruits and vegetables are fresher than you can find anywhere else and the baked goods are always tasty as well as fresh.
They now accept EBT cards.
VFW Steak Dinner
Members and guests can enjoy a delicious dinner at the VFW Post 9415 serving grilled steak dinner with all the trimmings for only $10.00 per person from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm every Friday night. Support your local Veterans. Drafts $1.25, Well Drinks $2.25, Wi-Fi Hotspot. Located at 4892 Nielson Rd., (760) 868-1999. READ COMPLETE DETAILS - CLICK HERE!