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Tom Fay accepts congratulations for his service.

Cubmaster Honored Before Retirement


Rev. Jerry Tankersley and Charter Organization Representative Dick Maxwell honored Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pack 35’s Cubmaster Tom Fay on Sunday, Feb. 12.


Fay is retiring his position after nine years of service as cubmaster when his younger son bridges to Boy Scouts next month.



Fitness Challenge Changes Lives


Halfway through a six-week weight loss challenge, 47 Art of Fitness customers have shed 325 pounds, an average of 6.9 pounds each, according to owner Marian Keegan.


She invites anyone interested in changing their habits and their life to join the on-going challenge at 1080 S. Coast Highway.


For more information, visit or contact Danielle Bauter at 949-228-1206 or at [email protected].


Red Cross Blood Drive


The next Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tankersley Hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.


Donors are eligible for prizes such as a free appetizer at Mimi’s Café, LA Galaxy tickets and more.


You can sign up on or contact the Church Office at 949-494-7555 x102 or [email protected].


Seedling Sale at Farmers’ Market


Transition Laguna will offer a seasonal selection of organic, locally-grown seasonal vegetable and herb seedlings for your home garden at the farmers market this Saturday, Feb. 25,  from 8 a.m. to noon.


They will also be selling fresh lemons and avocados grown locally and donated by TLB member Robin Pierson.


The seedling booth is located at the back of the market on Local’s Lane.


Architect Shares His View of Laguna’s Direction

Laguna Beach architect Anders Lasater will speak March 1 at the lunchtime meeting of the Laguna Beach Exchange Club, which will meet at Mandarin King restaurant, 1224 N. Coast Highway.

“Whither Laguna Beach?” will be the title of Lasater’s talk about the unique space that Laguna Beach occupies in the world.  Says Lasater, “Laguna is a product of its edges and limits.  Edges are places where interesting things happen and limits are the containers that focus creation.”

Lasater, on the board of the American Institute of Architects and a Certified Green Building Professional, worked for 10 years as managing associate for Mark Singer Architects before striking off on his own in 2005.

The cost for non-members to attend the meeting is $20 and it includes an excellent lunch.

The identities of other upcoming Exchange Club speakers can be found at

Direct any questions to Katy Moss at 494-0703 or Jim Rue at 494-6684

League Celebrates 50 Years

Assistance League’s 50 years of volunteer community service was recently honored by Los Angeles radio station K-Earth 101, treating its Thrift Shop staff to breakfast and a serenade.

Founded in 1952 as the Las Amigas Guild by a group of 14 original members, the group was chartered as the 29th chapter of National Assistance League in 1962.


Support league programs, from early intervention for developmentally delayed infants to filling backpacks with school supplies for Laguna’s Boys and Girls Club, by shopping at the Thrift Shop Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 to 4 p.m., Saturday until 3 p.m.


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