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Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.  It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed,...

The Wine Industry and Where it is Going

The Wine Industry and Where it is Going

To get an idea of where the wine industry is going, we have to take a little from this and a little from that. Starting off with expectations, according to Beverage Daily in an article by Rachel Arthur, the total alcohol eCommerce sales in key worldwide markets are...

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

I used to be a non-believer in positive thinking. I guess I thought it was pollyannish or unrealistic. But I’ve since learned that positive thinking doesn’t mean we keep our head in the sand or gloss over negative situations. It just means we explore and approach life...

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

While hiking or traveling, you have probably seen large black birds with considerable wingspans soaring above in the sky many times. Circling around and around, these gliders are proficient at catching rising thermals. What you see are turkey vultures raising their...

Point San Luis: Fond Memories Marred by Tragedy

Point San Luis:
Fond Memories Marred by Tragedy

Not all memories are happy ones Coast Guard officer Richard N. “Dick” Teeter came to the Point San Luis light station in January 1948 from the New Dungeness Lighthouse in Washington. He replaced another officer, Charles A. Garber, who had taken over as Keeper after...

Furry Spotlight:Luci is our Pet of the Month!

Furry Spotlight:
Luci is our Pet of the Month!

The Orth family has been coming to Avila Beach since 1966, staying at The Dun Sailing for two weeks each summer. It has always been a wonderful place for the Orth boys to spend time fishing, boating, and riding the surf. In 1971, James and Alice purchased a lot on the...

Community Spotlight:Holiday Doggie Parade Success!

Community Spotlight:
Holiday Doggie Parade Success!

As everyone already knows, I LOVE doggie parades…as well as dogs!!! I am very happy to report that our Santa’s Doggie Parade on December 11 was a big success! We were very lucky to have four terrific judges who enjoyed the puppies on parade and the little tricks some...

Another Year Passed

Another Year Passed

Hi All – Another year has passed, and it seems like not too much has changed. We are still wearing masks, social distancing, and encouraging people to get vaccinated. However, one thing has me very excited…my son and his family are visiting for the first time in two...

New Year Resilience

New Year Resilience

Greetings, fellow Avilones. Happy New Year, one and all! Yep, we made it through 2021, and now it’s time to venture into the unknown of 2022. Unlike so many Januarys of the past where we looked forward to a fresh start for the coming year, here we are again, for the...

Local Businesses Make Army Armor OCS/Vietnam Reunion a Huge Success

Local Businesses Make Army Armor OCS/Vietnam Reunion a Huge Success

This month’s column, I want to extend my utmost appreciation to several local businesses that made our Army Armor OCS/Vietnam Reunion so successful the third week in October. Maridel and I hosted a dozen classmates, plus wives, to a week in our beautiful Avila Valley....

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