Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pumpkin Quick Facts

Pumpkin Quick Facts Pumpkins are not vegetables, they’re fruits. Technically, they are berries – very BIG berries. In 1584, the French explorer Jacques Cartier reported that he had found “gros melons,” which translated into English as “ponpions,” or pumpkins. In … Continue reading

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Halloween Party at Moqueca Restaurant

Moqueca Halloween Party Saturday October 29, 2011 6 PM Costume Contest Brazilian Somba Dancers for more information and reservations call 805-204-0970 or go to:

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Maritime Museum Construction

Construction has begun on the Maritime Museum’s new home. The new facility will have three beautiful appropriately lit galleries A building exterior that will look brand new because of the new roof, wood trim, fresh paint and a bright new … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Pumpkin Fun Day

Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:30 AM  – 1:00 PM at the Farmers Market 3350 S. Harbor Blvd Hollywood Beach Enjoy a wonderful fall harvest day that is FREE to the public!  There will be a pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin bowling, … Continue reading

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Did you Know?

On October 18, 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million President Andrew Johnson signed the agreement on May 28, 1867.  Title transferred to the United States on October 18th.

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Happy Halloween

However, don’t leave alcohol near the pumpkins!!!           Photo courtesy of Martin Mcloughlin and Joe Lininger

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Read about Janice’s Journey

Janice and her husband Robert live at The Colony at Mandalay.  Janice was a court recorder.  One day while exiting the 101 at the Vineyard Exit, she had an accident and virtually drove her car off the embankment into the … Continue reading

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