Author: Millie Drum

Heart to Heart Real Estate

Invoking Real Change Through Local Giving Heart to Heart Real Estate is changing our community. Since its establishment in August 2013, this full service real estate brokerage led by owners/brokers Mark McConnell and Liz Lee with realtor associates Christie Giaquinto and Jennifer Young, represent their clients, buying or selling property, with an offer that is unique in the real estate industry. Heart to Heart gives half of every commission they earn to the nonprofit or charity of their client’s choosing. This disbursement is a generous way for those who want to help the community with charitable giving…but may not...

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Managing Stress is not Optional

Stress Plays Havoc on Relationships Managing Stress Isn’t Optional. It is Survival Dr. Bonnie Lyon hosts The Relationship Hour, free of charge, each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 in her downtown office at 1227 Park Street, Suite B. Dr. Bonnie will address a specific relationship topic. Whether with your partner, kids or siblings, you’ll walk away armed with new insight and practical applications to resolve conflicts, deepen your understanding and grow closer. The Relationship Hour November If you missed her on Nov. 8 — A Cat Will Never be a Dog! Unrealistic Expectations — be sure to catch next week: Nov. 15 Dealing with Difficult People! Company is Coming. Smile! Dr. Bonnie also leads a 7-week 2-hour series; teaching the principles of connecting to understand why people experience and interpret live as they do. Attendees learn the fundamental principles of living consciously; including living with personal integrity and impeccable honesty, rigorous personal responsibility, humility, vulnerability, openness, willingness, transparency and boundaries. With full 7-week attendance, become aware of living life from a position of emotional honesty, reality, truth, validations, recognizing life’s distortions; truly seeing that choice is one of life’s greatest gifts. Topics include integrating principles of validation and vulnerability into life and living in truth rather than distortion and how to recognize your distractions and controlling behaviors in relationships. And most importantly, how to live a life in peace...

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PASO ROBLES DOWNTOWN AREA HOSTS EVENTS A Tradition of Hospitality – Elegant Evening Downtown The downtown Main Street businesses wish to thank the community for their loyal patronage throughout the year and especially during the holiday season. On Saturday, November 11 from 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Paso Robles is transformed into a cordial evening of hospitality and entertainment. The whimsically-costumed live mannequins posing in windows are young dancers from North County Dance and Performing Arts Studio who perform in local ballets and holiday performances. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas; trees adorned with garland, tinsel, twinkle lights, and carriage rides from Grand Cheval Carriage. The evening concludes with the much-anticipated drawing for an original watercolor by John Partridge and art print by Anne Laddon. Prior to and on Elegant Evening, visit the participating businesses to enter the drawing. The winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. at Couch Potato at 1240 Spring Street. You must be present to win and only one winning entry is allowed per person. Lighting of the Town – Friday, November 24 It’s a delightful evening highlighted with the old-fashioned custom of singing Christmas carols by candlelight. For the last 31 years, the community has gathered together on the day after Thanksgiving to “light the town” for the holiday shopping season. After the crowd gathers at 5:30 p.m., Mrs. Claus flips the giant light...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO FOUR TIME WINNER ALEX MARTIN The competition was tough inside Idler’s Home on Sept. 23 for the sixth annual Wellness Kitchen Top Chef event. Three batches of secret ingredients were presented to three chefs who prepared an appetizer, main dish and dessert for a panel of three judges! With a bountiful pantry and a gigantic, digital timer nearby, the pressure was on. The results were close. Three-time winner Alex Martin — owner of Crush Catering — edged out two-time winner Adam White and newcomer Clare Cranford. Emcee Chef Phillip Riccomini offered an enjoyable angle to the competition...

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What’s Happening on Main Street?

October 2017 happenings Most will agree, the best shift in seasons is from summer to fall, especially after this year’s hot spell. October in downtown Paso is all about History, Honey Halloween. Where else can you watch one of our country’s greatest parades, attend a festival devoted to bees and their honey, and Trick or Treat downtown! On Oct. 14, the 87th annual Pioneer Day brings the community downtown for the parade, reminiscent of 1931 when it began. Take a stroll through the historic Carnegie Library in the City Park to see how downtown looked back in those days....

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