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INSPIRED. With the holidays approaching, church leaders are gearing up for another season of giving, service and gratitude. The three church leaders featured here: Pastor Jay Hewitt of Friends Church, Reverend Tim Klinkenberg of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Father Neil Edlin of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Catholic Church, highlight what it takes to be inspirational guides in the Old Towne community. »

With local business owners, investors, employees and residents wondering what’s in store for the local, California and U.S. economies, Chapman University economist and president emeritus will present his annual Economic Forecast Conference on December 13. »

Many artists have focused on World War II aircraft carrying out battles, dogfights and bombing runs, but artist Stan Vosburg chooses to put his spotlight on the impact of these aircraft on the local community. Specifically, his hometown: Orange. »

Most of Orange’s historic downtown buildings have been remodeled at least once or twice over the years—some more than others. But this one actually grew, and will soon house Urth Caffé. »

The $130 million Keck Center for Science and Engineering, which opened in fall, is Chapman’s largest building, at 140,000 square feet, rising like a long mountain plateau on the northeast corner of the campus. »

The late Jill Etzold Kester (right) is the inspiration behind The Jill Foundation annual Cut-a-Thon, which is held annually during October’s Cancer Awareness month, and raises funds for local hairstylists with breast cancer. »

The history of Chapman University and its surrounding community are saluted in colorful style, by artist Higgy Vasquez, in a new wall painting that can be seen daily on the Chapman campus. »

The heart of a community encompasses those businesses that make lives brighter. Such is the case with the businesses profiled here. Enjoy the delicious offerings at the long-standing Old Towne restaurant, Byblos Café, and you’re sure to leave satisfied. The same goes for a relaxing visit to Skin Care by Christina. When you wish to ensure that a senior family member is safe and satisfied, just call Carefree Home Care for expert assistance. »

Stray Cat Lee Rocker has rocked a lot of towns in his day, was recently Rockin’ in the Orange Plaza Review, and will be rolling with a new Stray Cats album, and 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019. »

While Old Towne residents enjoy socializing at a variety of restaurants and shops, they can be assured of this: they’ll be kept safe by the hardworking individuals who make up the Orange Police and Fire Departments. Though the forces are each composed of service men and women who do their best each day, three in particular stand out as outstanding examples of why Orange is a coveted place to live. Whether it be leading the Police Department, Fire Department or working hands-on with aspiring officers, Police Chief Tom Kisela, Fire Chief Jack Thomas, and Non-Sworn Employee of the Year, Officer Sandra Ruelas, offer their leadership and skills to the community every day. »

First United Methodist Church of Orange (FUMCO) will host Le Tour de Toddlers, a one-week, 500-mile fundraising bicycle ride taking participants, including Johnson, from San Francisco to Orange. »

Around every corner, there’s always something new and wonderful happening in Orange. At this time, we highlight Butterflies & Bourbon, Lollipop Nail Studio and the Old Towne Orange Boys & Club, who have recently opened at vintage locations in Old Towne. »

Car enthusiasts have long recognized Orange as the street rod capital of the U.S. With the Orange Plaza Car Show taking place every Spring, we pay tribute to three extraordinary auto businesses in town: Curtis Speed Equipment, Selman Chevrolet and Toyota of Orange. »

Artist Michael Johnson enjoys the digital painting process, because of its forgiving nature. “Once you’ve made a mark on a piece of paper, it stays, but digital art allows for safe exploration and the ability to make changes,” he says of the software that imitates traditional drawing and painting tools. »

Enjoy Orange more, with the arrival of new, inviting merchants and service providers to our local business community. From the elegant furnishings and décor of The Duchess on Cambridge, to Pediatric Smiles of Orange, and the trendy women's apparel available at Zae's Boutique, there's plenty of excitement in Orange as we move into Springtime. »

To J.P. McDermott, it’s not so much a question of where he gets to play music or who he’s playing with, as long as he gets to play. McDermott focuses primarily on rockabilly music and covering songs from Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Beatles and more. »

What Sheila Walstead loves about Polynesian dancing is that you can be any shape, any size, any age, any ethnicity; it just takes a heart. »

“Successful winemaking starts with a vineyard that dedicates time and detail to grape production and follows that with making and bottling superior wine.” »

“Fermented foods are some of the most powerful superfoods on the planet,” says Chele Eades, co-creator of Wildly Fermented. »

While some have described Moira Hahn’s paintings as “Pop-Surrealism,” she doesn’t find this an accurate description of her work, which has its roots in . . . »

William Houchin (center) has added a second location to complement his venerable Watch & Wares Estate Jewelry shop on South Glassell in Old Towne. »

With more than 20 instructors, The Dragonfly Studios provides a creative setting for learning something new as well as creating memories with your friends and family. »

It was a one-room schoolhouse, where a single teacher taught all five grades (with the littlest kids sitting in front and the older kids behind, so everyone got to . . . »

View the photographic work of Jon C. Haverstick and one prevailing theme overrides—humanity. It is his desire to open a window to the soul of those he photographs and his respect for the U.S. Armed Forces that led the photographer to undertake his “Faces of Freedom” project pictured here. »

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View recent Building Character stories about key Chapman University personnel and campus properties with which they are closely associated. »

Dr. Ly Nguyen and Dr. Alex Romero recently acquired Orange Circle Optometry on East Chapman. The husband-and-wife team met in Florida at optometry school, but previously lived just 15 minutes apart from each other in Orange. »

View the artwork of renowned painter Marinus Welman, and it quickly becomes apparent that he and his work can't be... »

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