President’s Messsage September/October 2015

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

   Our August 1, 2015, Dana Birthday Celebration was indeed a “once in a lifetime” salute to our namesake, held in collaboration with the Ocean Institute and with the efforts of those who organized, presented and donated to create  a unique event.  My sincere thanks to Elizabeth Bamattre for directing a well-organized program, and to Tracy Kirby, Ocean Institute, for organizing the venues (please view page 5).  The Toshiba Tall Ships...

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President’s Messsage May / June 2015

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It is with heartfelt sadness and admiration for a life well lived that I begin this message.  Our friend Mel Pierce passed away on May 19.  To me, Mel has always been our patriarch as a longtime resident, who, together with his wife Helen, was officially named a Historical Society founder in 2007, and was a mentor to those of us interested in Sidney H. Woodruff’s early develoment of Dana Point.  It was just May 13th when the Historical...

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2014 Home Tour: “Coastal Living Niguel Shores Style” October 5, 2014

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Events, Monarch Beach Collection, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Homes of all descriptions will be on display at the 2014 Home Tour in Niguel Shores, a gated community in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point above Strand Beach. It was developed between 1970 and 1977 byAVCO Community Developers and consists of 960 homes of various architectural styles, sizes and siting. Many of the homes have been extensively remodeled and some have been completely rebuilt. Youwill see samples of each during the tour. There...

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