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December 17, 1999
SWEEPSTAKES AWARD Bill Kelly and Gay Wassall-Kelly, 409 Edgewater, Balboa MOST TRADITIONAL First place: Dual effort -- Pete and Evelyn Parrella, 1921 Bayside Drive; and neighbors John and Marcia Cashion, 1927 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar Second place: Donna DiBari, 710 S. Bayfront, Balboa Island Third place: Bob and Marcy Cook, 538 S. Bayfront, Balboa Island MOST ORIGINAL First place: Tom and...
NEWS
December 12, 2003
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4295. SPECIAL EVENTS HISTORY OF HITCHCOCK Orange Coast College is offering a nine-part film history on Alfred Hitchcock. The series will be moderated by retired OCC professor H. Arthur Taussig. Each session will be held at 6:30 p.m. one Friday each month. The events will be held at OCC's Fine Arts Hall 116. Admission is $6. For more information, call (714)
NEWS
June 5, 2000
The schooner yacht Martha was ported at Newport Harbor from 1934 to 1943. Owned by James Cagney, the famous movie actor, she was moored in the South Bay off Crystal Avenue, Little Balboa Island. Cagney was an active member of the Balboa Yacht Club when the clubhouse was located on the end of Little Balboa Island. About 1938, Cagney purchased Collins Island, located off the north end of Balboa Island. The name was changed to Cagney Island. A new dock was built, and Martha was then docked off Cagney's private island.
NEWS
December 15, 2004
The fall's cold and rainy weather has set the perfect scene for this year's running of the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade. It's as if organizers knew there would be record rainfall and near freezing temperatures when they picked "A Winter Waterland" as this year's theme. Even better, as the parade begins about 6:30 this evening, those cold and wet nights are expected to be just memories. Clear skies and temperatures in the low 50s should reign, instead of rain.
NEWS
December 18, 2001
Paul Clinton As the first vessels in the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade neared the end of the course at the mouth of the harbor, the Narwhal was waiting. The newly commissioned Coast Guard cutter, formally placed into service on Nov. 2, anchored the south end of the parade route. As it neared 8:30 p.m., the first cluster of boats drifted down the harbor's main channel and toward the Narwhal to encircle it as the final turn in the parade.
LOCAL
By American Legion Yacht Club | June 25, 2009
Spectators will be treated to the 58th Annual Old Glory Boat Parade Friday, July 4, 2009 sponsored by the American Legion Yacht Club. Boaters are invited to decorate their boats and participate -- boater parade registration is free. A map of the parade route, flyer, and more information is available at www.alyc291.com. Fourth of July festivities begin with a community pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post 291. Sixty Make-A-Wish Foundation children with their families and Marines from Camp Pendleton will also be in attendance.
NEWS
December 14, 2003
Virginia E. Lopez When Newport-Mesans hear sleigh bells ringing, they're usually attached to a boat, not a carriage. Since 1908, Newport Harbor has decorated the water with lights as the annual Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade navigates through the channel. It began 95 years ago when two men, John Scarpa and Joseph Beek, arrived in Newport Harbor. Scarpa, an Italian gondolier, is credited with getting the festival flowing in 1907 when he added a few Japanese lanterns to his gondola to take a few Pasadena tourists across the bay. Then on July 4, 1908, the "parade" marched across the harbor when eight canoes steered by locals followed Scarpa's gondola.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sue Thoensen | December 14, 2007
One boat, two boats. Red boat, blue boat. The 99th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, sponsored by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, kicked off last night from Collins Island. On the Balboa Island Bridge, people were lined up to watch the boats come into the channel before turning and heading out. Boats of all shapes and sizes floated past crowds of spectators, waving and cheering as they passed by. The Harbor Patrol heads the fleet, followed by the lead boat, a 69-foot McKinna yacht, featuring a large inflatable snowman in back, and an announcer signaling the start of the parade and welcoming visitors.
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NEWS
July 3, 2013
The following is a roundup of Fourth of July events in Newport Beach. More information is at http://www.newportbeachca.gov . * Parade and Festival The third annual Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival will kick off at 9 a.m., starting with the bike and dog parade at the 38th Street Park, according to the city's website. The parade will continue down Balboa Boulevard to Channel Place Park. Mayor Keith Curry will say a few words at 9:15 a.m. and the festival, which will feature carnival games, bounce houses, giant slides, food and arts and crafts, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Those interested in participating in the parade are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers, and are asked to leash their dogs.
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By Mike Whitehead | June 27, 2013
Ahoy! The Fourth of July is next Thursday, and every year on the fourth is the Old Glory Boat Parade in Newport Harbor. This wonderful annual tribute to freedom attracts boats from neighboring harbors and spectators around the harbor. This year's theme for the parade is "Stars and Stripes Forever Is the Color of Our Freedom. " The American Legion Yacht Club at Post 291 organizes the parade in conjunction with the post's annual July 4 fundraiser for the American Legion's Boys State program, VA hospitals and the Orange County Stand Down for homeless veterans, plus other worthy causes.
NEWS
By James P. Gray | May 28, 2011
A few weeks ago at a book signing at Martha's Bookstore on Balboa Island, I met and began talking to Sharon and Bob Lambert, who live on the island. They told me about the existence of two things I didn't know about, which I now pass along to you. The first is the annual Balboa Island Parade, and the second is the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society. Since 1993, on the first Sunday in June, there has been a parade on Balboa Island's Marine Avenue. Participants include drill teams and bands, decorated golf carts and floats, interesting people and "island dogs" in costumes, children on bicycles, vintage cars and lots of other "craziness.
LOCAL
June 26, 2009
Submitted by the American Legion Yacht Club Spectators will be treated to the 58th Annual Old Glory Boat Parade Saturday, July 4, 2009 sponsored by the American Legion Yacht Club. Boaters are invited to decorate their boats and participate -- boater parade registration is free. A map of the parade route, flyer, and more information is available at www.alyc291.com. Fourth of July festivities begin with a community pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post 291. Sixty Make-A-Wish Foundation children with their families and Marines from Camp Pendleton will also be in attendance.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sue Thoensen | December 14, 2007
One boat, two boats. Red boat, blue boat. The 99th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, sponsored by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, kicked off last night from Collins Island. On the Balboa Island Bridge, people were lined up to watch the boats come into the channel before turning and heading out. Boats of all shapes and sizes floated past crowds of spectators, waving and cheering as they passed by. The Harbor Patrol heads the fleet, followed by the lead boat, a 69-foot McKinna yacht, featuring a large inflatable snowman in back, and an announcer signaling the start of the parade and welcoming visitors.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | December 12, 2007
Gary McEachen may be the luckiest man this year at the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The longtime resident won a citywide contest a few months ago to create the theme for the 99th annual parade, held by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials chose McEachen’s phrase “’Twas the Lights Before Christmas” out of more than 100 submissions. As a reward for coining his five-word phrase — unless “‘twas” counts as two words — McEachen won a stay at the Balboa Bay Club and a ride on the lead boat the final night of the parade.
NEWS
By MIKE WHITEHEAD | July 28, 2006
Ahoy. Do you know how many Channel Islands are within U.S. waters between San Diego and Point Conception? Further, do you know how many islands are in Newport Harbor's lower bay? Well, the answers are eight and eight, even though I have a theory that Palos Verdes Peninsula should have been a Channel Island but the peninsula never separated from the mainland. I constantly answer questions about Newport Harbor, mostly on how many islands are in the harbor. I could write a book about Newport Harbor and the islands, so, I thought I would briefly name the islands.
NEWS
By MIKE WHITEHEAD | December 9, 2005
Ahoy. The countdown is now only five days until the start of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, and I am peering into my weather crystal ball for Wednesday evening. I see partly clear skies with the chance of fog and wind chill temperatures dropping only into the 50s. I will not be able to predict dew point until next week when I can observe the weather conditions. Still, it looks like we'll have excellent parade weather, with a crisp wintertime feel in the air to help get everyone in the spirit.
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