March 9, 2022 Annual General Meeting

Old Town Neighborhood Association is holding their annual meeting March 9, 2022, 7 pm via Zoom. At this meeting we will have our annual election of our seven directors for the board for the next one year term. Currently running for the board of directors are, in alphabetical order, Corey Brunson, Phyllis Bussey, Amy Eitoku, Robert Grimes, April Harrison, Gari Soulé, and Nancy Soulé. Nominations can also be made from the floor. Per our bylaws, candidates for the board of directors must have been a member of Old Town Neighborhood Association the prior year as well as be a member in the current year. The new board of directors then appoint the officers, committee chairs and liaisons to the board. All residents of Old Town are welcome at our meeting, although only members may vote.

In addition to elections, we will hear updates from our committees as well as a special presentation from our webmaster, Max Troyer, on the highlights of our new website which came online in January 2022.

Information on joining the meeting via zoom are posted in the March and February bulletins of events.

Perry House 2022 Photos

Members enjoyed pizza, Caesar salad, chips with guacamole, salsa and veggie dips, wine, beer, and delicious chocolate chip cookies courtesy of Events by Classic Catering at the Perry House on January 12th. Heaters, party lights, candles and starlight gave a festive atmosphere. A special highlight was a first peek at our new website, developed by our own Max Troyer, who displayed it in the carriage house. Here are some photos of the event.

February 5, 2022 Events Bulletin

Monday, February 7, 2022, 6-7 pm MPUSD School Realignment Discussion. Two trustees of MPUSD will discuss the realignment of Monterey Vista and Walter Colton schools.  This zoom meeting is hosted by our neighboring Monterey Vista Neighborhood, who has graciously included an invitation to Old Town residents.  To obtain the zoom link, please email mvneighborhood@gmail.com.   If you have questions, please submit them by Jan 25. 

Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:30 pm“Dr. Watson Recalls Sherlock Holmes”, a theatrical presentation written and performed by local actor Howard Burnham through MCTA.  Dr. Watson comes to Pacific Grove’s Chataqua to memorialize the famous detective while on a national tour in 1900.  Free, but donations are appreciated.  Registrations required at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sf5OzqXETBej1wkKZh1sfgt:  

Thursday, February 20, 4 pm.- “All Things Relative: Finding Family at the Library”.   Get ideas on how to organize your genealogy treasures, from your family trees, documents, photos and random notes.  Class is sponsored by the Monterey Library and will be online by zoom.  It is free, but you need to register at:  https://montereypl.libcal.com/event/8805638 

February 19, 2-4  pm – “A Local Treasure: Monterey County Historical Society” – at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove.  Presentation on the historical highlights of the county through eight decades, the purchase of the Boronda adobe, and the acquisition of 80,000 photos from Pat Hathaway’s collection.  Free refreshments, including Sicilian cookies from an historic recipe from Carmel Bakery, will be available after the presentation.  RSVP to wendybrickman@gmail.com or 831-633-4444.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 7 pm.- Old Town Neighborhood Association Annual General Meeting via zoom.  Election of board of directors for next one year term.  If you are interested in serving on the board or a committee, please reply to this email.   The zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86806746588.  The current candidates for one of the seven director positions for the next one-year term are, in alphabetical order: Corey Brunson, Phyllis Bussey, Amy Eitoku, Robert Grimes, April Harrison, Gari Soulé, and Nancy Soulé.  Nominations are also accepted from the floor.  The elected directors will then vote on the officers, committee chairs and liasons.   

Saturday, March 12, 10 am.  Monterey’s Tile Mural.   Meet by the tile mural at the back of the Conference Center, corner of Pacific and Del Monte Avenues, to hear Michael Sovereign explain the historic scenes of Monterey depicted by artist Guillermo Granizo, who would have been 99 years old on March 11.  Please wear a mask, as we will be in a close group, even though outside.   No reservation required.   Rain cancels event.  Questions? Reply to this email. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fisherman’s Wharf “Heart to Heart” Valentines Contest- Submit a photo during February taken at the wharf showing a red heart held along with a four-line Valentine’s poem to info@montereywharf.com.  The three winning poems will be read on David Marzetti’s “Sundays with Sinatra” radio program on KMBY 1240am/95.9FM.   Include a one-sentence photo caption, your name, address, email and phone number, and indicate whether the photo can be used on the Wharf’s social media, along with photo credit (who took the photo and what it describes).   The subject line of the email should state “Wharf Heart to Heart Photo and Poem Contest Entry”.   Prizes up to $100 in Wharf Dollars.  More details at montereywharf.com

 Stefani Esta Art Exhibit at MMA Old Town artist and sculptor Stafani Esta has a featured exhibit at Monterey Museum of Art at 559 Pacific Street through March 26, 2022.  “Currents and FLUX” presents a range of media, styles and genres.  Two of her sculptures are in the adjacent park.

Annual History Slam Accepting submissions. – The annual history slam will be held on May 7, and will feature presentation on local historical topics by citizens who speak for 10-15 minutes via zoom.  For information or to submit a short description, contact Sean Briscoe at briscoe@monterey.org by April 1. Participants selected will be notified by April 7.  There is also a Student History Slam, which will be on April 30 for middle and high school students.  If you would like to participate in the Student History slam, contact Emily Gottlieb at emily@westernflyer.org.  If you would like register for the History Slam or Student History Slam, please click on the links below.   

Third Annual History Slam: https://montereypl.libcal.com/event/8846198 

Second Annual Student History Slam: https://montereypl.libcal.com/event/8846210 

History Slam 2021 Recording: https://youtu.be/PpBxJgSOtgA 

Free Rapid Covid TestingFree rapid covid testing may be done at Peets coffee in the Portola Hotel and Plaza, Tues-Sat 7 am to 4 pm (closed Sun/Mon), subject to availability.

The Pacific Grove Art Center has new art exhibits through February 24, as well as the work of  local winners of the youth art contest, and historical photos of Monterey County.  568 Lighthouse, open Weds-Sat 12-5 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm. 

Free Vaccine Clinic hosted by the Monterey Fire Department each Tuesday 4-7 pm at the Farmer’s Market on Alvarado Street.  Pfizer, Moderna, J&J vaccines plus boosters are offered.

Undergrounding Committee Seeks Interested Residents -Our Old Town Neighborhood Undergrounding Committee is working jointly with interested residents of Monterey Vista and New Monterey Neighborhoods to work on a plan to underground utilities. You can contact Suzie Grimes at suziegrimes@juno.com with your ideas and to become part of this committee. 

Monterey County Theater AllianceThe Monterey County Theater Alliance has been providing us many interesting theatrical presentations over zoom.  For an ongoing schedule for these events, usually free and on zoom, visit admin@theatremonterey.org.    Free theatrical presentations on topics of local history will usually show also under events.    Thank you, MCTA, for offering us so many interesting topics during the covid time of sheltering in place! 

Not Yet a Member of Old Town Neighborhood Association? Annual membership dues are $20 per household and go to help support social events and technical costs of website, Zoom meetings, and newsletter. Learn how become a member on our website! If you have any questions, contact us!

This information is being shared as a service of Old Town Neighborhood Association.  Information is presumed accurate but not guaranteed, and always subject to change. 



January 24, 2022 Events Bulletin

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 7 pm Monterey City Council Public Hearing #5 on New Election Districts.  This meeting will the public to discuss the district map selected, and sequencing of districts.  Information be found at: https://haveyoursaymonterey.org/districting.  Public comments can be sent to cityclerk@monterey.org.  You can view and speak at the meeting in person at City Council Chambers, view on Comcast Channel 25, on You-Tube at  youtube.com/cityofmonterey, call in toll free to 833-568-8864 with ID 160 772 9333#. or join via Zoom at https://monterey-org.zoomgov.com/j/1607729333.

Monday, February 7, 6-7 pm MPUSD School Realignment Discussion. Two trustees of MPUSD will discuss the realignment of Monterey Vista and Walter Colton schools.  This zoom meeting is hosted by our neighboring Monterey Vista Neighborhood, who has graciously included an invitation to Old Town residents.  To obtain the zoom link, please email mvneighborhood@gmail.com.   If you have questions, please submit them by Jan 25.

February 19, 2-4  pm – “A Local Treasure: Monterey County Historical Society” – at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove.  Presentation on the historical highlights of the county through eight decades, the purchase of the Boronda adobe, and the acquisition of 80,000 photos from Pat Hathaway’s collection.  Free refreshments, including Sicilian cookies from an historic recipe from Carmel Bakery, will be available after the presentation.  RSVP to wendybrickman@gmail.com or 831-633-4444. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 7 pm.- Old Town Neighborhood Association Annual General Meeting via zoom.  Election of board of directors for next one year term.  If you are interested in serving on the board or a committee, please reply to this email.   The zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86806746588.

Saturday, March 12, 10 am.  Monterey’s Tile Mural.   Meet by the tile mural at the back of the Conference Center, corner of Pacific and Del Monte Avenues, to hear Michael Sovereign explain the historic scenes of Monterey depicted by artist Guillermo Granizo, who would have been 99 years old on March 11.  Please wear a mask, as we will be in a close group, even though outside.   No reservation required.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free Rapid Covid TestingFree rapid covid testing may be done at Peets coffee in the Portola Hotel and Plaza, Tues-Sat 7 am to 4 pm (closed Sun/Mon), subject to availability.

The Pacific Grove Art Center has new art exhibits through February 24, as well as the work of  local winners of the youth art contest, and historical photos of Monterey County.  568 Lighthouse, open Weds-Sat 12-5 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm.

Free Vaccine Clinic hosted by the Monterey Fire Department each Tuesday 4-7 pm at the Farmer’s Market on Alvarado Street.  Pfizer, Moderna, J&J vaccines plus boosters are offered.

Undergrounding Committee Seeks Interested Residents -Our Old Town Neighborhood Undergrounding Committee is working jointly with interested residents of Monterey Vista and New Monterey Neighborhoods to work on a plan to underground utilities. You can contact Suzie Grimes at suziegrimes@juno.com with your ideas and to become part of this committee. 

Monterey County Theater AllianceThe Monterey County Theater Alliance has been providing us many interesting theatrical presentations over zoom.  For an ongoing schedule for these events, usually free and on zoom, visit admin@theatremonterey.org.    Free theatrical presentations on topics of local history will usually show also under events.    Thank you, MCTA, for offering us so many interesting topics during the covid time of sheltering in place! 

Not Yet a Member of Old Town Neighborhood Association? Annual membership dues are $20 per household and go to help support social events and technical costs of website, Zoom meetings, and newsletter. Learn how become a member on our website! If you have any questions, contact us!

This information is being shared as a service of Old Town Neighborhood Association.  Information is presumed accurate but not guaranteed, and always subject to change.

January 17, 2022 Events Bulletin

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped at the member appreciation Evening in the Garden at the Perry House on Wednesday and helped make it such a tremendous success!   If you have pictures to share, please reply to this email and send by jpg for posting on our new website or newsletter.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 7 pm Monterey City Council Public Hearing #4 on New Election Districts.  This meeting will discuss some of the districts recommended to the City Council, which can be found recently posted at: https://haveyoursaymonterey.org/districting.  Public comments can be sent to cityclerk@monterey.org.  You can view and speak at the meeting in person at City Council Chambers, or view on Comcast Channel 25, on You-Tube at youtube.com/cityofmonterey, by zoom at https://monterey-org.zoomgov.com/j/1607729333website or newsletter.

 Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7 pm.- Old Town Neighborhood Association Board Meeting via zoom.  All residents of Old Town are invited to our board meeting via zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87448450307.  

Thursday, January 20, 4 pm  – “A Tidal Odyssey: Ed Ricketts and the Making of Between Pacific Tides”, a discussion via Zoom lead by historian Tim Thomas with authors Donald Kohrs and Richard Astro on their new book of same name.  This event, sponsored by the Monterey Public Library, is free but registration is required at: https://montereypl.libcal.com/event/8722334

Saturday, January 22, 1-4 pm – Japanese American Heritage Center Reopening and Dedication of New Mural and Garden, 424 Adams Street (street across from Jack’s Park, perpendicular to entrance of Monterey Sports Center). This free community event will include the unveiling of a new mural by Pacific Grove native and muralist, Heather Seavey, daughter of historian Kent Seavey, the Japanese garden dedication, and self-guided tours of the museum.  Taiko drummers will perform at 1 pm.   Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact 831-648-8830 or info@jaclmonterey.org.

February 19, 2-4  pm – “A Local Treasure: Monterey County Historical Society” – at the Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove.  Presentation on the historical highlights of the county through eight decades, the purchase of the Boronda adobe, and the acquisition of 80,000 photos from Pat Hathaway’s collection.  Free refreshments, including Sicilian cookies from an historic recipe from Carmel Bakery, will be available after the presentation.  RSVP to wendybrickman@gmail.com or 831-633-4444.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free Rapid Covid TestingFree rapid covid testing may be done at Peets coffee in the Portola Hotel and Plaza, Tues-Sat 7 am to 4 pm (closed Sun/Mon), subject to availability.

The Pacific Grove Art Center has new art exhibits through February 24, as well as the work of  local winners of the youth art contest, and historical photos of Monterey County.  568 Lighthouse, open Weds-Sat 12-5 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm. 

Free Vaccine Clinic hosted by the Monterey Fire Department each Tuesday 4-7 pm at the Farmer’s Market on Alvarado Street.  Pfizer, Moderna, J&J vaccines plus boosters are offered.

Undergrounding Committee Seeks Interested Residents -Our Old Town Neighborhood Undergrounding Committee is working jointly with interested residents of Monterey Vista and New Monterey Neighborhoods to work on a plan to underground utilities. You can contact Suzie Grimes at suziegrimes@juno.com with your ideas and to become part of this committee. 

Monterey County Theater AllianceThe Monterey County Theater Alliance has been providing us many interesting theatrical presentations over zoom.  For an ongoing schedule for these events, usually free and on zoom, visit admin@theatremonterey.org.    Free theatrical presentations on topics of local history will usually show also under events.    Thank you, MCTA, for offering us so many interesting topics during the covid time of sheltering in place! 

Not Yet a Member of Old Town Neighborhood Association? Annual membership dues are $20 per household and go to help support social events and technical costs of website, Zoom meetings, and newsletter. Learn how become a member on our website! If you have any questions, contact us!

This information is being shared as a service of Old Town Neighborhood Association.  Information is presumed accurate but not guaranteed, and always subject to change.