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DIRECTORY: Volunteer Opportunities

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, Directories, November 2014Comments (0)

Opportunities to give help others increase tremendously at the dawn of the holiday season. This year, make the act of giving a family effort! Here are opportunities to give your time and energy to bettering someone else’s Thanksgiving or Christmas as you and your family serve side by side. Child Abuse Prevention Center Orange // [&hellip...

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Students, Sports and Success

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Local Organizations Changing the World Through Sport The norm has always been academics first. To stay on the team, you have to have good grades and stay out of trouble. But what if being on the team is what is keeping kids safe and boosting their academic...

Street Hockey: The Newest League at The Rinks

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Hockey continues to grow in Southern California, with a record number of youth and adult players participating in ice and roller hockey programs – and now there is Street Hockey. The inaugural season of the Youth Street Hockey League kicked off this summer...

Golf, Dinner & Dogs

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, October 2014, People & Profiles, Special Events, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Team Lauren Tee’s it Up to Fight Epilepsy on the Local Level South Orange County resident Lauren Marshall was a beautiful, fun-loving 24-year-old with a contagious smile and the world at her fingertips. She also battled epilepsy from the time she was in...

Rhythmic Gymnastics

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Going for Gold and Personal Strength at the Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics Does your child like to dance with ribbons and flutter around like a butterfly?  She just might enjoy rhythmic gymnastics, which blends the beauty of ballet, dance and art with...

The 13th Annual Festival Of Children

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, September 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

A month-long event entertaining families and benefiting children’s charities Festival of Children Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of children by strengthening the charities that serve them. Sandy Segerstrom...

Feeling Prepared?

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, Expert Advice, Home Life, September 2014Comments (0)

Make National Preparedness Month a reason to fortify your household against disaster Contributed by Red Cross Orange County Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross serving Orange County encourages everyone to get prepared during National...

Standout Students: Lauren Tomasula

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, People & Profiles, September 2014, Standout StudentsComments (0)

Lauren Tomasula Capistrano Connections Academy • Class of 2016 At age five, Lauren Tomasula rode her first pony and has been riding ever since. She is an active member of the San Juan Capistrano Chapter of the California Dressage Society and has won a...

Wheat & Sons: A New Butcher Shop Offers a Fresh Look at Dinner

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Community, Food, People & ProfilesComments (0)

The sight of a whole slaughtered pig is not necessarily a comfortable one. When the first half of a carcass is hanging from the ceiling and the second half of it is laid across a giant wooden cutting surface in a post-mortem holding pattern as the butcher...

Thomas House Family Shelter: Offering Families a House While They Find a Home

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, Cover Story, July 2014Comments (0)

For homeless families struggling to provide their children with life’s basic necessities and create an opportunity to become independent and self-sufficient, Thomas House Family Shelter is more than a place to stay – it’s a place to permanently change...