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Good Morning Antelope Valley LIVE Talk Show

http://ilivetoday.com Weekly podcast / talk show highlighting events, businesses and community in the Antelope Valley. Come be a part of the live show! Hosted by Ben Andrews and Jim Greenleaf. 661.948.8442

July 26, 2011 Posted by | BLVD, Blvd Today Cafe, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY USE, social networking, socialnomics | , , , , | Leave a comment

GBG Grilling on the Patio Thursdays 3pm-8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Thursday night come enjoy fresh BBQ chicken, BBq ribs, or BBQ tri-tip sandwiches. All items come with corn on the cob and baked beans. Stop by on your way to farmer’s market and enjoy Giannini’s patio grilling with Chef Nick.


July 18, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley bistro, BLVD, business lunch lancaster, business lunch palmdale, fine dining, Lancaster blvd, Lancaster BLVD dining | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eve Fleishman Wine and Art Show on Lancaster BLVD

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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

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

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What a great day on the BLVD.

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


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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…

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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.

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

They were gone in minutes.

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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

City of Lancaster to Begin Offering Farmers’ Markets on The BLVD this Thursday

The City of Lancaster announced today that The BLVD will now feature a weekly Farmers’ Market on Thursdays.  In partnership with Raw Inspiration, a non-profit operator for California Certified Farmers’ Markets, the City is offering citizens yet another way to live healthier and be proactive about personal wellness.

 

“I cannot stress enough how important it is for our citizens to have access to fresh and affordable healthy foods,” stated Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The addition of this farmers’ market on The BLVD gives everyone an opportunity to support local vendors, while making health-smart purchasing decisions.  Conveniently located in the downtown area, this market will attract both residents and the business community.”

 

Beginning this Thursday, July 14th, and continuing every Thursday thereafter from 3pm to 8pm, the farmers’ market will take place on The BLVD between Date and Ehrlich.  Fresh in-season produce and fruit will be available, as well as organic and prepared foods; arts and crafts; and flowers.  In accordance with the City Council’s initiative to create a more health-conscious community, the farmers’ market is geared toward educating adults and children on how to improve their eating habits, fight obesity, practice proper nutrition, engage in an active lifestyle, and enhance overall well-being.

 

“Farmers’ markets are popular because they offer a wide variety of top-quality goods at low direct-sale prices,” said Lancaster Director of Parks, Recreation and Arts Bob Greene.  “We wanted to partner with an experienced, reputable management company who will screen all vendors based upon high-quality, affordable products.  Raw Inspiration fits these criteria, adding us as their 20th market location.”

 

Raw Inspiration’s mission is to educate children and adults on the importance of a healthy diet, especially the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily. To accomplish this mission, they have set up a program where growers can distribute their produce at neighborhood farmers’ markets.

 

“We are always eager to partner with like-minded organizations who understand the significance of growing a healthy happy community. Conceptually, a farmers’ market has always been our hope for The BLVD, and we look forward to this new venture,” added Mayor Parris. This is only the beginning of a local staple we plan to grow continuously. We encourage everyone to come out and support our new weekly market.


July 14, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley, BLVD, blvd events, blvd today, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet me at the Bandstand

One part dancing, two parts music, delicious food, and a whole lot of outdoor fun is the recipe that makes the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series the best way to welcome the arrival of summer to the Antelope Valley. On Thursday, June 16th, the City of Lancaster will kick off the Summer Concert Series with “A Night of Wine & Music” in Downtown Lancaster. 

“People have been visiting downtown Lancaster for more than a century,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Today, retail outlets, professional services, and fine restaurants continue to make downtown a natural gathering spot. On Thursday, the City is providing yet another reason to make the trip, as patrons can spend a warm summer night enjoying great music, sampling wonderful wines, and feasting on our many downtown delights.”

Pair the musical sounds with a wine tasting hosted on the bar patio or bring your own lawn chair to just relax and enjoy the music. Local restaurant favorites, including the Lemon Leaf Café, will provide tasty meals on the go which can be enjoyed as you listen to the evening’s entertainment.

“We are very pleased to be in a partnership with the City of Lancaster.  The inaugural season of the Sierra Toyota Concert Series promises to bring great entertainment downtown. This is an exciting opportunity to promote Sierra Toyota as a premier auto sales facility in the Antelope Valley and to meet our customers in a relaxed and festive environment,” said Paul Ondo, General Manager, Sierra Toyota Scion of Lancaster.

                Meet at the Bandstand throughout the summer to enjoy the sounds of local favorites, including Wild Side performing on July 14th; the Queen Nation Tribute Band on July 21st; and the Runaway Train Band who will close out the concert series on August 18th.

For more information about the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series, please contact the City of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Department at (661)723-6077.

July 14, 2011 Posted by | av sumer festival, av summer fun, BLVD, blvd events, concert, lancaster blvd art, lancaster live music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Team Good Life Bake Sale

Team Good Life Cooks/Bakers is participating in Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale On Thursday July 14th and Saturday July 16th. The bake sale is our way to help raise money for this great organization whos’ mission it is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. 

Our bake sale will feature a variety of delicious baked goods, Our Menu will include:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Brownies
Lemon Bars
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Lavender Scones and Lemon Curd
Lemonade and Water
And so much more 

We will also have a raffle that will have lots of fun things to win. Remember that all the proceeds from the sale will be made as a donation to the Share Our Strength Organization. This is not just about great food its also a great purpose. So come and enjoy our bake sale and support the cause at the same time!

 

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley Events, BLVD, blvd events, City of Lancater, City of Palmdale, Lancaster blvd, Lancaster BLVD event | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series

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One part dancing, two parts music, delicious food, and a whole lot of outdoor fun is the recipe that makes the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series the best way to welcome the arrival of summer to the Antelope Valley. On Thursday, June 16th, the City of Lancaster will kick off the Summer Concert Series with “A Night of Wine & Music” in Downtown Lancaster.

“People have been visiting downtown Lancaster for more than a century,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Today, retail outlets, professional services, and fine restaurants continue to make downtown a natural gathering spot. On Thursday, the City is providing yet another reason to make the trip, as patrons can spend a warm summer night enjoying great music, sampling wonderful wines, and feasting on our many downtown delights.”

Pair the musical sounds with a wine tasting hosted on the bar patio or bring your own lawn chair to just relax and enjoy the music. Local restaurant favorites, including the Lemon Leaf Café and Bex Bar and Grill,  will provide tasty meals on the go which can be enjoyed as you listen to the evening’s entertainment.

“We are very pleased to be in a partnership with the City of Lancaster.  The inaugural season of the Sierra Toyota Concert Series promises to bring great entertainment downtown. This is an exciting opportunity to promote Sierra Toyota as a premier auto sales facility in the Antelope Valley and to meet our customers in a relaxed and festive environment,” said Paul Ondo, General Manager, Sierra Toyota Scion of Lancaster.

                Meet at the Bandstand throughout the summer to enjoy the sounds of local favorites, including Wild Side performing on July 14th; the Queen Nation Tribute Band on July 21st; and the Runaway Train Band who will close out the concert series on August 18th.

For more information about the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series, please contact the City of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Department at (661)723-6077.

July 14, 2011 Posted by | BLVD, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD event, lancaster blvd fun, lancaster blvd music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Wiki Nights

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is seeking passionate individuals to participate in its Wiki Night series—a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas, projects and thoughts. The museum is soliciting the creative community for presentations to help build a dynamic network of innovative concepts in the Antelope Valley. Each Wiki Night event features several presenters who utilize the Pecha Kucha format, which is designed to keep presentations short, fun, and passionate with a conversational vibe. Interested presenters for Wiki Nights are invited to email their presentation title, a short description of their topic, and three jpeg images to the museum at lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org for consideration at an event. The remaining summer Wiki Nights are July 21 and August 18. The deadline for submitting ideas for the July Wiki Night session is July 8, 2011. Ideas will continue to be accepted for future events after the July deadline.

 

The Wiki Night series of social networking events occurs the third Thursday of each month, and provides opportunities to interact with creative thinkers and a wider public audience through the exploration of the presenters’ current research topics, ideas, interests, or work process.  One of the primary objectives of this new monthly series is to expand into a community forum for the collection and collaborative documentation of creative ideas in the Antelope Valley. The Wiki Night events will also incorporate an interactive voting activity which seeks input from the community to help in “Building a New Museum.” 
The events are free and open to the public. For additional information on the museum’s programming, 
please contact the Lancaster Museum of Art and History via phone or email at 661-723-6250 or 
lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org

 

General Information – The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, located at 44801 North Sierra Highway, will be closed during the preparation for its move to a new facility.  The new facility will open later this year.  For more information about the museum and its programming:

 

Call- (661) 723-6250

Email- lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org

Visit- www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67

Check out- www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster for updates

July 5, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, BLVD | , , | Leave a comment

Tickling the Keys

We have a fantastic piano right outside our store that is attracting a fan club. As we go about our busy day, all of a sudden, WE HEAR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ! People, young and old, of all levels of talent, stop to play. We hear jazz, rock and roll, simple pecking, and everything in-between.

This guy was pretty great and really enjoyed himself. I did too ! The City of Lancaster had a great idea! Many others have joined the ranks of piano players on this great piano!

June 18, 2011 Posted by | BLVD Piano, Blvd Piano Project, graphic experience, Piano | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment