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Finding Home

Finding Home

There are over 100 registered non-profits in Laguna Beach. Nearly every one of them supports the needs and interests of locals, and every one of them is constantly on the quest for funding to fulfill their missions. Today, every day, and year after year, non-profit organizations survive on the kindness and generosity of friends and […]

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Patchwork: Running on Half-Empty

Patchwork: Running on Half-Empty

By Chris Quilter   My friend and fellow columnist Randy Kraft gave me the idea for my Thanksgiving column in her Thanksgiving column last week. Writing with her usual seductive flair, she discussed the value of gratitude in her life, artfully reeling me in before throwing down the gauntlet: “The jaded among us, who see […]

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Son of Susi Q

Son of Susi Q

Turning Point By Chris Quilter A while ago, in a fit of candor, I lamented to my brother Patrick: “I’m turning into Mom.” With timing honed by years in ”Lagunatics” playing Homeless Man Number One and the Greeter, he paused, appeared genuinely puzzled, and replied, “Turning?” It’s one of life’s more humbling experiences: not just […]

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Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Seniors Add New Members Linda Butterwick, Leslie Daff and Debbie Meeker were elected to the Laguna Beach Seniors board, providing counsel and assistance on legal and medical matters, and marketing. Butterwick shifted into real estate in 2005 following three decades as a teacher and administrator. Daff specializes in estate planning, probate and trust law. She […]

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Festival of Arts Awards Grants

Festival of Arts Awards Grants

The Festivals of Arts Foundation awarded $116,000 in grants to local non-profits, the foundation president, Scott Moore, announced last week.   The majority of the grants are focused on youth in the hope that they are seeding programs that will nourish young minds, Moore said.   The recipients are as follows:   • ART4KIDS,lnc. • […]

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Senior Celebration

Senior Celebration

More than $11,000 was raised at Laguna Beach Seniors’ 19th annual holiday lunch this past  Monday, contributing toward the non profit’s $500,000 a year operating budget, reported Executive Director Nadia Babiya. “We must continue to raise funds to keep our core programs functioning. We must attract new members and design and redesign programs that are […]

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Celebrating Nine Decades With Patriotism

Celebrating Nine Decades With Patriotism

  Louise Buckley, a longtime activist with Laguna Beach Seniors, celebrated her 90th birthday belatedly with the Laguna Beach Exchange Club recently.   Club President Connie Burlin announced a second reason to celebrate Buckley, selected as  patriot of the year for the 2012 parade by the Laguna Beach Patriots’ Day Parade committee.   Buckley received […]

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What’s Your Nonprofit Status?

What’s Your Nonprofit Status?

A free workshop for local nonprofits on “Tricky Tax Issues & Savvy Solutions,” sponsored by the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the Laguna Beach Seniors, to be held this Monday, July 18, couldn’t be more timely. Last month the Internal Revenue Service issued a revocation list that named organizations that have lost their tax-exempt status […]

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Arts Foundation Awards Grants

Arts Foundation Awards Grants

The Festival of Arts Foundation awarded $111,000 in grants to 22 local non-profits this year, the foundation president, Scott Moore, announced. Recipients are ART4KIDS, Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Community Art Project, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna Community Concert Band, Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Outreach for Community Arts, Laguna […]

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Arts Foundation Awards Grants

Arts Foundation Awards Grants

The Festival of Arts Foundation awarded $111,000 in grants to 22 local non-profits this year, the foundation president, Scott Moore, announced. Recipients are ART4KIDS, Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Community Art Project, Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna Community Concert Band, Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Outreach for Community Arts, Laguna […]