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"The sheer number of the beautiful American flags on 8-foot poles create a powerful atmosphere that turned the Field of Valor into a reverent place," said Gary Remland. "Many emotional, incredible stories were shared on the field by service members–some of which brought tears to my eyes."
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.
Boutique Noël, which takes place this year from Oct 19 through 23, is well-known for unique gift items, many of which are handcrafted. In addition to finding great holiday gifts, you get a chance to connect with local artisans. Shopping at the event also helps the Orange community, as all net proceeds go back into ALO philanthropic programs that provide services to those in need.
To bring out the inner artist in the children they teach, Art Innovators introduces kids to a wide variety of mediums and processes.
Great food has become synonymous with Old Towne Orange, where new restaurants like Burger Parlor and The Pie Hole provide comfort cuisine with a gourmet touch. Meanwhile, the Orange Dietitian helps clients with custom meal planning, nutrition counseling and more.
It isn’t every day that a museum opens in your own backyard featuring the work of topnotch artists depicting scenes from nearby landmarks. Such is the case with the newly opened Chapman University Hilbert Museum of California Art.
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.
For the third summer in a row, 1888 and JukePop are teaming up to look for America’s next great author. The Summer Writing Project provides aspiring authors with an opportunity to write novellas and submit these stories one chapter at a time for immediate feedback from readers.
When Orange residents gathered in May 2009 and hatched a plan to offer the community access to fresh food, this resulted in the Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market that opened two years later.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the OTPA, the Preservation Awards Gala is May 15th and you can nominate a deserving Old Towne Orange building and its owner(s) to be recognized for their hard work in preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of a structure.
The opening of the world-class Musco Center for the Arts is a once-in-a-century moment for Chapman University and the Orange community, as it officially opened on March 19 with a legendary performance by Plácido Domingo, and a free daylong Open House and Arts Festival on April 2nd.
“Successful winemaking starts with a vineyard that dedicates time and detail to grape production and follows that with making and bottling superior wine.”
Passionate about cooking since childhood, Lisa Gilmore teaches cooking demonstrations the second Saturday of every month at the Orange Farmers and Artisans Market.
Everyone wins, with successes like these, which is the reason why the Community Foundation of Orange
was founded more than a decade ago by local citizens dedicated to preserving and enhancing a sense of community in Orange.
Award-winning interior designer Cristana Rocamora-Suder, ASID, has transformed her longtime studio/office into Cristana Home, a home store brimming with furnishings, lighting, books, accessories and one-of-a-kind lifestyle items. »
“Fermented foods are some of the most powerful superfoods on the planet,” says Chele Eades, co-creator of Wildly Fermented. »
Horticulture expert Jack Carlisle (front) and partner Luis Sardinas bring a bounty of offerings to The Potting Shed, which is located in the courtyard of Vintiques Home Décor near Ruby’s Diner. »
Featuring fresh local produce in the recipes, à la Minute Ice Cream uses liquid nitrogen to freeze very small batches of made-to-order ice cream for each customer. »
To honor veterans and acknowledge the sacrifices they make, Kathy Wayland and others decided to create a one-of-a-kind patriotic quilt, known as Stitches of Freedom to auction off and raise funds and awareness for our veterans in need. »
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 . . . »
It took three years for Tricia and David Kelly to find just the right space to open Nectar Clothing in Old Towne Orange, but it was worth the wait. »
Considering her unabashed love for life, it’s no wonder that Rachel included the word “love” in the name of her store, Rachel’s – The Styles To Love! »
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. »
Known as one of the most accurate predictors of the economy, Chapman University’s Economic Forecast is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable. »
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. »
View art and stories about those who create it at Inside Art, a feature where you can retain their images from the inside front cover of recent printed Plaza Reviews. »
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. »
Old Orange Brewing Company has plenty of seats in the tasting room, plus a round bar where people can sit and sample craft beers, such as blonde ales, red ales and IPAs. »
View the artwork of renowned painter Marinus Welman, and it quickly becomes apparent that he and his work can't be... »