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VALENTINE’S WEEK-END ON THE BLVD

Take a look at all the wonderful things going on this Valentine’s Day on the BLVD. Make 2011 the Best Valentine’s ever!

 

VALENTINE’S WEEK-END

ON THE BLVD

 

“Don’t miss a chance for the “$$$ CASH $$$”

& PRIZE

give-a-way from downtown
Lancaster, CA businesses”

 

The downtown Lancaster Business Association members are ready to give away FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS in CASH & PRIZES valued at OVER $500.00 to a few lucky shoppers on February 14th. The no purchase necessary promotion offers people the opportunity to stop in at participating businesses between February 11th & February 14th to complete a chance to win.

Participating businesses are giving “one HEART” chance per customer simply for stopping in and filling out the entry form. Participating businesses can be identified by the promotional HEART Flyer in their windows. Hearts will be available as long as supplies last.  

 

According to Rena Patel, of Graphic Experience“We plan to have as many hearts on hand as we can give-a-way. Our customer HEART chances will be placed into our beautiful heart shaped box for safe keeping until the drawing on the 14th. We are also hosting a small chocolate inspired Valentine party in our store on the 11th and hope to see many new faces for our special treats.”  Other participating businesses may also combine special week-end chocolate and Valentine specials, chocolates and other promotions.  

The Participating Businesses hope that by walking The BLVD and adjacent side-streets to locate HEART Flyers in window displays people will discover new stores and destinations.
GRAND Prize $300.00 CASH + $50.00 Gift Certificate to Giannini Bistro
2nd Prize $150.00 – CASH + $25.00 Gift Certificate to Giannini Bistro
3rd Prize $50.00 – CASH + $25.00 Gift Certificate to Giannini Bistro
4th Prize $250.00 Gift Certificate For Aven Furniture Company
5th Prize $220.00 (6 mo) Membership To All About Fitness

 

6th Prize 30 Day Pass To The Academy At Artist’s Loft
7th Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate To Graphic Experience
8th Prize $30.00 Gift Card For Lamplighter Candles
9th Prize Stress Massage From Face & Body Place

FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT

Location: Graphic Experience – February 11, 2011
From 4pm To 7pm
624 Lancaster BLVD.

 

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
list subject to change ….

4 Paws Grooming
All About Fitness
Antiques On The BLVD
Arrow Appliance
AV Bank
Bandstand Coffee
Battle Grounds
Begue Jewlers
Bella Bridal
Blvd Xpress Pizza
Caramel Pastries
Chow Belle
Cornerstone Music
Daisey’s Costumes
Fatt Buddha
Fushion Hair Salon
George’s Cleaners
Gourmet Tamales
It’s A Queen Thing
Jon David
Katz & Jammers
KiKi’s
King Photo Supply
Lamplighter Candles
Lemon Leaf
MGS Bikes
One Stop Barber
One The BLVD Antiques
Panache
Perk Place
Rae’s Cupcakes
Rapture Gold
Sewability
Silvergate Bank
Simply Spoiled
Sinaloa Jewlery
Wholesale Mattress
Wigs & Accessories

YogurtHEARTS available while supply lasts ……..

Original HEART Art by BumbleVeeLe

For more information about this promotion
and participating business promotions:
www.BLVDtoday.comor contact: Susan Moses

smoses@cinemavirtuel.biz

 

 

 

Art, Valentines, & Chocolate (maybe a little wine too)

 

Time: February 11, 2011 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Graphic Experience
Street: 624 W. Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster
Website or Map: http://www.graphic-experience…
Phone: 661.945.1718
Event Type: valentine’scelebration
Organized By: Graphic Experience
Latest Activity: Jan 27

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

 

 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Bring in a creation of something you LOVE to share with all of us, whether a painting,photo, or? Bring it in from the 7th to the 9th so we can set up a nice display to share just for the evening of the 11th.

CALLING EVERYONE: Come join us for evening of exciting new art, new artists, fun company and good conversation.One catch- we are charging admission ! A chocolatey treat, big or small, to share with us. It’s GOT to be chocolate !

(p.s. guess who the valentine couple is?)

 

 

Nick and Sharon Giannini want to thank you for visiting us at Giannini Bistro and Grill

Nick is our head chef and is on site almost every day to ensure perfection. He and his long standing staff have created a menu to satisfy all culinary tastes.

The goal of Giannini’s Bistro & Grill is to provide great quality food at reasonable prices.  Nick, Sharon and all of the staff believe that personal customer service is a vital part of a dining or catering experience. In this day and age couples and families need a restaurant that caters to the financial challenges without sacrificing quality or service. They have created a unique menu meeting everyone’s desires.

Interesting Microbrews are on tap, purchase them by the pitcher or by the glass.  Make sure to check out or very own special brew – GBG Ale and our Boulevard.  We also feature a variety of Salmon Creek wines – Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet, and White Zinfandel all served

Of Course For All of your Valentine’s Day Flowers Choose BLVD Flowers!

Chris Spicher 888.948.6006

 

 

February 2, 2011 Posted by | blvd valentines, Lancaster blvd, lancaster blvd valentines, valentines events on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment

26th Anual Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Aven’s Furniture


26th Anual Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Aven’s Furniture

26th Anual Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Aven’s Furniture

This year’s juried exhibition will differ than those of previous years. Titled look here., the exhibition will turn The BLVD into a temporary museum. Through collaborations between LMAG, BLVD businesses and participating artists, the exhibition explores the idea that virtually any place can be designated a museum and recognized as aesthetically or historically valuable. Selected artworks will be publicly displayed in and around BLVD businesses, each with identifying signage and labels indicating that they are part of look here. The BLVD itself will be transformed into a connecting gallery through highly recognizable displays and way finding.

Plan to join us Friday February 4th from 5 to 9pm for finger food, wine and cheese.

 

 

February 2, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley furniture, LA County furniture, Lancaster Furniture, Palmdale furniture, thomasville southern California | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV’s Best Dance Studio Instructor Jennifer Monaco

Jennifer Monaco
Instructor


Jennifer was born in Santa Monica, California on December 23rd, 1986.   She is the 4th of 5 children, with 3 older brothers and one younger sister.  She comes from a dancing family as her mother and sister are also dancers.
Jennifer began dancing at Studio ’81 at the age of 4 and studied here until she graduated from Lancaster High School at age 18. She studied under Lidia Michael, Rhonda Gonzales, Lisa Willocks, Tracy Doyle and Tamisha Brown.  The different genres of study included Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, and Hip Hop.


From junior high through high school, Jennifer competed on dance teams both with Studio ‘81 and the public schools.  She did Community Theater as a teen and was involved in 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain, and the Wizard of Oz.  Jennifer was an assistant choreographer for the production of Chicago and the lead choreographer for the production of The Full Monty.


Jennifer has an Associate of Arts Degree from Antelope Valley College and a Bachelor of Arts from California State University- Bakersfield.


At the age of 18, Jennifer began teaching Advanced Tap and Jazz at Studio ’81. She taught at the Palmdale Playhouse for 2 years as the Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Director. Jennifer currently coaches a National Championship dance team at Quartz Hill High School.

About AV Dance Studio 81 –  It is our mission not only to give you an understanding of dance techinique, but also to give you gifts that will last a lifetime: good posture, grace, self-esteem, and body awareness.  http://avdancestudio81.com/ 661.942.4953 AV Dance Studio 81‘ Join the Dance Craze!

February 2, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children's dance, dance classes | , , , , | Leave a comment

L.A. off-lot productions up 15%

Variety

L.A. off-lot productions up 15%

Gains in Film, TV while commercial sees surge

Off-lot production in the Los Angeles area increased by 15% last year, thanks largely to unexpected fourth-quarter gains in feature production and TV along with a surge in commercials shooting. 

FilmL.A. said California’s tax credit incentive program was responsible for 26% of local feature production for 2010, or 1,400 permitted days, and noted that feature shooting still remains far below the levels of the mid-1990s.

Year-end stats released Tuesday by nonprofit permitting agency FilmL.A. showed 43,646 permitted days in 2010. Feature shoots for the year were up 8.1% to 5,378 days, TV gained 11.9% to 17,833 days, and commercials increased 28% to 6,778.

“Were it not for these projects, 2010 would have been the worst year on record for on-location feature filming in Los Angeles,” the permitting agency said. “As it stands, that record is held by the year 2009, when the features category finished 64% below its historical peak.”

FilmL.A. prexy Paul Audley expressed hope that California’s 2-year-old tax credit incentive program will continue to play a major role in keeping production from leaving the state.

“On balance, the numbers are positive, and I am cautiously optimistic about 2011,” he added. “Hopefully, with FilmL.A.’s new Film Works marketing campaign and the California Film & Television Tax Credit, our state and region will win back entertainment projects and jobs once taken for granted.”

The five-year state program began in July 2009 and made $200 million a year in tax credits for film and TV productions available over the first year and another $100 million in 2010.

Fourth-quarter Film L.A. stats showed a 28% surge to 1,520 days of feature shooting, following a 6.6% decline in the third quarter. Those projects included two that will receive tax credits — “Drive” and “Rampart” — along with “Jack and Jill,” “For the Love of Money,” “The Artist,” “Now” and “Red State.”

Fourth-quarter TV stats shot up 49.9% to 4,832 following an 8.2% decline in the third quarter. TV dramas gained 22.9% while reality rose 89.4.2%, sitcoms more than tripled from 208 to 680 for a 227% gain, and pilots increased 12.6%.

Agency noted that dramas have been shifting onto studio lots, making them untrackable to FilmL.A., while single-camera sitcoms are being shot on area streets.

Commercials gained 2.5% in the fourth quarter following quarterly increases of 60.7%, 34.5% and 21.9%.

“The uptick in numbers clearly reflects the reality that the advertising industry is rebounding nicely from one of its greatest slumps in history,” said Matt Miller, prexy-CEO of the Assn. of Independent Commercial Producers. “Along with the growing need for video content for marketing communications, the models to fulfill these needs continue to shape this segment of the media landscape, and illustrate the importance of this sector as an important economic influencer in Southern California.”

Contact Dave McNary at dave.mcnary@variety.com

February 2, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley commercial production, antelope valley film office, antelope valley film production, antelope valley filming locations, north la county film production | , , , , | Leave a comment

Tax Preparation and Planning

Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax has the expertise to provide you with the services that you need.  Dedicated to keeping our tax preparation skills honed with continuing education courses throughout the year, we are highly qualified to prepare tax returns for all fifty states.

Our goal is to make the preparation process as easy as possible for you and minimize your tax liability with careful planning. Your tax preparation interview can be conducted either in person, by mail, or e-mail – whichever is most convenient for you.  Whatever your circumstances may be, we are here to give you the best advice to help you get through life’s challenges.

Whether you need current year returns prepared or need to plan for retirement or your child’s education, our professional team can assist you with all of your needs.

This office provides many services, including the following:

Thank you for allowing us to be of service.

February 2, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley income tax prep, av best bookkeeping, av best tax preparation, av best tax preperation, lancaster tax preparation | , , , , | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day in the AV

Take a look at all the wonderful things going on this Valentine’s Day in the Antelope Valley. Make 2011 the Best Valentine’s ever!

 

Antelope Valley Valentine’s Dinner @ Pars

 

Monday, February 14th Valentine’s Day Special 

Join Us for a very special four – course pre fix menu in addition to our regular menu. *2 pre set appetizers (humus & olivieh) *Green Salad * Entrée (your choice of one – Lamb Kabab -Fillet Mignon Kabab -Salmon Kabab -Boneless Chicken Kabab or Veg Stew *Dessert (persian pastry).
Topped off with a glass of Champagne & A Lovely Red Rose for all the Ladies
Music By Marc Massico
$45.00 per person
Please call in & make your Reservations today 661.273.5600

Pars Restaurant
40008 10th Street West Suite A
Palmdale, Ca 93551
(661) 273-5600

 

 

Art, Valentines, & Chocolate (maybe a little wine too)

 

Time: February 11, 2011 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Graphic Experience
Street: 624 W. Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster
Website or Map: http://www.graphic-experience…
Phone: 661.945.1718
Event Type: valentine’scelebration
Organized By: Graphic Experience
Latest Activity: Jan 27

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

 

 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Bring in a creation of something you LOVE to share with all of us, whether a painting,photo, or? Bring it in from the 7th to the 9th so we can set up a nice display to share just for the evening of the 11th.

CALLING EVERYONE: Come join us for evening of exciting new art, new artists, fun company and good conversation.One catch- we are charging admission ! A chocolatey treat, big or small, to share with us. It’s GOT to be chocolate !

(p.s. guess who the valentine couple is?)

 

 

Nick and Sharon Giannini want to thank you for visiting us at Giannini Bistro and Grill

Nick is our head chef and is on site almost every day to ensure perfection. He and his long standing staff have created a menu to satisfy all culinary tastes.

The goal of Giannini’s Bistro & Grill is to provide great quality food at reasonable prices.  Nick, Sharon and all of the staff believe that personal customer service is a vital part of a dining or catering experience. In this day and age couples and families need a restaurant that caters to the financial challenges without sacrificing quality or service. They have created a unique menu meeting everyone’s desires.

Interesting Microbrews are on tap, purchase them by the pitcher or by the glass.  Make sure to check out or very own special brew – GBG Ale and our Boulevard.  We also feature a variety of Salmon Creek wines – Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet, and White Zinfandel all served

Of Course For All of your Valentine’s Day Flowers


 

 

VALENTINE’S WEEK-END

ON THE BLVD

 

“Don’t miss a chance for the “$$$ CASH $$$”

& PRIZE

give-a-way from downtown
Lancaster, CA businesses”

 

The downtown Lancaster Business Association members are ready to give away FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS in CASH & PRIZES valued at OVER $500.00 to a few lucky shoppers on February 14th. The no purchase necessary promotion offers people the opportunity to stop in at participating businesses between February 11th & February 14th to complete a chance to win.

Participating businesses are giving “one HEART” chance per customer simply for stopping in and filling out the entry form. Participating businesses can be identified by the promotional HEART Flyer in their windows. Hearts will be available as long as supplies last.  

 

According to Rena Patel, of Graphic Experience“We plan to have as many hearts on hand as we can give-a-way. Our customer HEART chances will be placed into our beautiful heart shaped box for safe keeping until the drawing on the 14th. We are also hosting a small chocolate inspired Valentine party in our store on the 11th and hope to see many new faces for our special treats.”  Other participating businesses may also combine special week-end chocolate and Valentine specials, chocolates and other promotions.  

The Participating Businesses hope that by walking The BLVD and adjacent side-streets to locate HEART Flyers in window displays people will discover new stores and destinations.
GRAND Prize $300.00 CASH + $50.00 Gift Certificate to Giannini Bistro
2nd Prize $150.00 – CASH + $25.00 Gift Certificate to Giannini Bistro
3rd Prize $50.00 – CASH + $25.00 Gift Certificate to Giannini Bistro
4th Prize $250.00 Gift Certificate For Aven Furniture Company
5th Prize $220.00 (6 mo) Membership To All About Fitness

 

6th Prize 30 Day Pass To The Academy At Artist’s Loft
7th Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate To Graphic Experience
8th Prize $30.00 Gift Card For Lamplighter Candles
9th Prize Stress Massage From Face & Body Place

FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT

Location: Graphic Experience – February 11, 2011
From 4pm To 7pm
624 Lancaster BLVD.

 

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES
list subject to change ….

 

4 Paws Grooming
All About Fitness
Antiques On The BLVD
Arrow Appliance
AV Bank
Bandstand Coffee
Battle Grounds
Begue Jewlers
Bella Bridal
Bella West
BEX
Blvd Xpress Pizza
Caramel Pastries
Chow Belle
Cornerstone Music
Daisey’s Costumes
Face & Body Place
Fatt Buddha
Fushion Hair Salon
George’s Cleaners
Gourmet Tamales
It’s A Queen Thing
Jon David
Katz & Jammers
KiKi’s
King Photo Supply
Lamplighter Candles
Lemon Leaf
MGS Bikes
One Stop Barber
One The BLVD Antiques
Panache
Perk Place
Rae’s Cupcakes
Rapture Gold
Sewability
Silvergate Bank
Simply Spoiled
Sinaloa Jewlery
Sutton Photography
Wholesale Mattress
Wigs & Accessories

YogurtHEARTS available while supply lasts ……..

Original HEART Art by BumbleVeeLe

 

For more information about this promotion
and participating business promotions:

 

www.BLVDtoday.comor contact: Susan Moses
smoses@cinemavirtuel.biz

 

February 2, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley valentines day, antelope valley valentines day 2011, av best valentins day, lancaster valentines day, palmdale valentines day | , , , , | Leave a comment

Antelope Valley Valentine’s Dinner @ Pars

Monday, February 14th Valentine’s Day Special

 

Join Us for a very special four – course pre fix menu in addition to our regular menu. *2 pre set appetizers (humus & olivieh) *Green Salad * Entrée (your choice of one – Lamb Kabab -Fillet Mignon Kabab -Salmon Kabab -Boneless Chicken Kabab or Veg Stew *Dessert (persian pastry).
Topped off with a glass of Champagne & A Lovely Red Rose for all the Ladies
Music By Marc Massico
$45.00 per person
Please call in & make your Reservations today 661.273.5600

 

Pars Restaurant
40008 10th Street West Suite A
Palmdale, Ca 93551
(661) 273-5600

 

February 2, 2011 Posted by | AV's Best Restaurant, Marc Macisso, palmdale best restaurant, Pars Restaurant | , , , , | Leave a comment

Designing High Quality Structures in the AV

 

 

“We create the spaces where you live, work, and play.”

For thirteen years, MDM Architects has been designing high quality structures. Founded in 1997 by Myrle McLernon, MDM Architects merged a wealth of experience and skill into a company that would earn a remarkable reputation as a leading architecture firm.  MDM Architects is committed to operating with a quality foundation of unwavering ethics and quality results.

 

Since 1997, MDM Architects has been featured in a number of media outlets including:

ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

 

759 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 940-3668

February 2, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley architect, av best architect, av custom homes, lancaster architect, palmdale architect | , , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing Antelope Valley Local Living

 

Learn about the power of Local Living. And how we can help you and your loved ones enjoy local experiences at great introductory prices. Visit LocalLiving.com to join, it’s free.

Enjoy Local Living daily!

 

Each week, we bring to our members amazing local experiences: Restaurants, Entertainment, Spas, Events, Theme Parks and more. Our goal is to introduce great local businesses to consumers at introductory prices.

 

How it all works – Suggest a business – Formerly known as Friendly Bargains.

 

 


 

February 2, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley coupons, antelope valley deals, antelope valley entertainment, antelope valley Events, antelope valley Restaurants | , , , , | Leave a comment