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Eve Fleishman Wine and Art Show on Lancaster BLVD


The event will also feature Wine Tasting from Pour D’Vino a new wine bar and resturant featuring rooftop dining and live music opening soon Lancaster BLVD.

RSVP to the FaceBook Event


See more of Eve’s vides on her Youtube Channel

Download/Print the flyer and spred the word!

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See you Sunday 🙂

July 15, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, antelope valley Events, art on the BLVD, BLVD, City of Lancater, lancaster art, lancaster art gallery | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


I mentioned in one of my recent blogs how the redwoods at Miur Woods had spiritually affected me.  But I found out during the same trip that I could have similar feelings in other ways.

My son, David, and I also visited two beautiful churches in San Francisco, one a Catholic cathedral, Saint Peter and Paul, and Grace Cathedral that was Episcopalian.  They were both truly impressive.  I was pleased to find out that Saint Peter and Paul was a Salesian church.  I was amazed to find out the original church had been built in 1889, but burned down to the ground during the earthquake of 1906.  The present church was rebuilt soon after a block away.  St John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian Catholic order, died in Turin, Italy, in 1888.  My uncle, Father Peter Mayerhofer, attended the seminary at Turin founded by the saintly priest about the same time.  He returned a few years later to his home in Bavaria, Germany, to visit his parents, and returned to Italy with his younger brother, Simon, my father, to the same school in 1888, where he received his formal education.  The Salesians, being a missionary order, sent my uncle to Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico where my father soon followed and became a professor of languages at the same mission school and college.  It was there he met and married my mother, Maria Maseda, a college teacher at the girl’s section of the mission.  During the Civil war in Mexico, leaders like Zapata and Poncho Villa began killing priests and nuns, so my uncle disguised as a policeman escaped the country into the USA.  My mother and father with their newborn child, Celia, followed him to our country.  Father Peter built and was the first pastor of Corpus Christi Church in Port Chester, NY, which remains as beautiful today as it was when it was built in the late 1920s.

Sorry, I got off track–David and I then went to Telegraph Hill where we viewed Coit Tower, very impressive.  While there I saw large wall paintings done by different artists during the ‘30s depression, similar to the one done at our post office in my hometown of Port Chester, NY.  Carefully perusing them I realized one of artists had done both, one on each coast.  Continuing our tour of the city, we went down a strange street, and if I remember correctly, it was called “Crooked Street.”  That was an adventure and quite picturesque.  Only San Francisco could have a street like that.  Of course we went to Nob Hill, where it occurred to me I had stayed at a major hotel there about 50 years ago when I was with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. That was during my old trombone playing days.  We parked the car and walked up and down the hilly streets for a while.  The only thing I remember about that side excursion was the pain in the back of my legs and thighs that remained the next couple of days.

But the other revelation and almost spiritual experience of the trip was revealed to me after we had eaten dinner the final evening of our trip.  David was a terrific traveling partner who liked eating at the finest restaurants.  He could find Five Star restaurants on my iPad, that were worth every cent.  But I always had a nagging feeling of guilt because Shirley always conserved money by eating at less sophisticated (cheaper) restaurants, where we were perfectly content.  After I paid the $62 bill for a “specialized” type of Italian cuisine, “Spaghetti and Meatballs,” we left and walked towards an outdoor shopping center.

As we approached the stores, David asked, “Have you ever been to a Container store?   What’s that? I asked.  He looked up and pointed in the direction we were headed and said, “That type of store.”  Directly in front of us was a store with a large sign I had never seen or heard of before, CONTAINER STORE.  The instant we walked in I knew we were in another world, breathtaking and new.  I didn’t know what direction to go first, but it didn’t make a difference.  I suddenly felt like a kid in a toy factory where not only did I run wild but my imagination did, too.  Could my heart take such excitement at age 81?  By this time my head wasn’t screwed on right so it made no difference as I lurched from one aisle to another in total delirium. It was instant love!  Boxes of every type and style, tubular hangers, stacking boxes up to the sky, traveling trunks once known as steamer trunks, mindful of those on the Titanic, dream closets that Shirley, my wife, would have left me just to live in.  To his embarrassment David had to drag me out of the store kicking and screaming.  I was banned from CONTAINER STORES for life.  Not only was it a traumatic event, it was another spiritual experience.  I don’t know if I’ll ever be the same.

July 15, 2011 Posted by | Children's Author, Children’s Stories with Morals | , | Leave a comment

Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale…on the BLVD


What a great day on the BLVD.

Today is day one of Team Good Life Bakers – Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale.


The event is Thursday July 14th from noon to 6pm, and Saturday July 16th from noon to 4pm. The bake sale is to raise money for this great organization; whos’ mission it is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Chef Clark Tonkin works two jobs here in the AV…afterwhich…around midnight he has been baking. He has been baking for weeks!

One of the best kept secrets in the entire Antelope Valley is the JP Eliopulos Hellenic Center. This ultra plush facility not only has the beautiful grounds, and interior (think Belagio Hotel in Las Vegas plush)… within 100 miles. It also has a huge, state of the art commercial kitchen.

Hellenic Center Interior. This seats up to 325 guests for weddings receptions, corporate meeting, etc…


Clark has been making dough, perfecting grenache, baking cakes, cookies, lemon bars, dipping all sorts of items in chocolate, and making the most decadent fresh strawberry butter cream frosting.


I bought a dozen cupcakes for the staff at Aven’s.

They were gone in minutes.


Be sure to stop by and treat yourself!

July 15, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley Events, blvd events, City of Lancater, City of Palmdale, Lancaster blvd, on the blvd | , , , , , , | Leave a comment