IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Youth Ballet honored Donalyn Kling, one of its most dedicated patrons at the second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9 at Black, Starr and Frost in Newport Beach. ‘Donalyn, without you we would not have been able to do so many of the things we have accomplished this year,’ said Charles Maple, co-founder of the Maple Conservatory.
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Second annual Diamonds and Dance Gala to honor Donalyn Kling and support the Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Youth Ballet along with Black, Starr & Frost, presents the second annual Diamonds & Dance Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Black, Starr & Frost’s harbor side location in Newport Beach. The gala will honor Donalyn Kling of the Kling Family Foundation, who has been a dedicated patron of the Maple Youth Ballet.
Insurance broker Mike McMullen honored by Risk and Insurance magazine for outstanding solutions and service in alternative energy
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announced today that Risk and Insurance Magazine has recognized managing principal Mike McMullen as one of 2013′s alternative energy ‘Power Brokers.’ McMullen was chosen as a ‘Power Broker’ for his groundbreaking presentation of risk to the alternative energy market.
The Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of ‘Snow White’ to Orange County dance audiences
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of ‘Snow White’ to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a ‘fairytale world of magic, drama and romance.’
Housing industry veteran Elliot Light launches New Home Nexus to serve Calif. homebuilders, investors, asset managers and financial institutions
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Housing industry veteran Elliot Light announced today the formation of New Home Nexus (NHN). NHN is a marketing, sales and advertising firm that connects buyers and builders, maximizing consumer satisfaction and builder success. From initial due diligence to final sale, New Home Nexus will serve homebuilders, investors, asset managers and financial institutions throughout Southern California.
Maple Conservatory of Dance now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Conservatory of Dance is now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for the 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship. Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine,
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Maple Conservatory of Dance announces the Summer 2013 Senior and Junior Ballet Intensives Program. Auditions are scheduled on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Conservatory’s studio at 1824 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, CA.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Collegiate Teams welcomed by Orange County Great Park
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Students representing the 20 collegiate teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 arrived at the Orange County Great Park today to prepare for the award-winning competition, which will take place October 3-13 at the Great Park. The arrival of the students marks a significant milestone in the planning efforts for the event which will attract worldwide attention to Irvine and Orange County.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Families from throughout Orange County can expect their kids to come home with dirty hands after a day at one of the Orange County Great Park’s Children’s Gardening Workshops. The free monthly workshop series at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-11. The year-round series of Children’s Gardening Workshops is set to begin Sunday, January 13.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the addition of Hali Nielson as senior vice president private client services in its Irvine office. Nielson brings 19 years of experience in insurance and risk management for individuals with a high asset base and significant property and liability exposures.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park is proud to welcome Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Backhaus, an award-winning choreographer, who will invent and direct one-of-a-kind dance works at the Great Park. Visitors will see and experience dance performances developed by one of Orange County’s premier choreographers.
Great Park Announces Scarecrows in the Park Winners: Competition raised $13,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank, and education programs
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park today announced the top winners of the third annual Scarecrows in the Park fundraising competition, which challenges local businesses and community organizations to build creative, themed scarecrows that are displayed for public voting at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab and on the Great Park’s website.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions provider to the national K-12 market, has been selected by Poudre School District to implement its Synergy(R) SIS solution. The centralized web-based system will connect the district’s schools and administration facilities to serve students, their parents, teachers, and district staff.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park and Arts Orange County are pleased to present a new Arts Happening featuring the premier of a new one-woman play: The Dig. Written by and starring Los Angeles-based actress Stacie Chaiken, The Dig recounts the dramatic tale of a world-renowned American archeologist who uncovers the identity of a remarkable find in the Middle East that has the potential for explosive consequences.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park invites visitors to vote for their favorite scarecrow at the third annual Scarecrows in the Park contest, which challenges Orange County’s businesses and community organizations to show off their creative and philanthropic spirit by building creative, themed scarecrows. The 2012 edition of the fundraising and fun-raising contest features 26 scarecrows – the most in the competition’s history – all vying for the title of “Best in Crow.”
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Connexum, LLC, an emerging leader in network, voice and data services for the telecommunication industry, announced it has hired industry veteran Ron McNab as president and CEO. Mr. McNab is responsible for defining Connexum’s strategic direction, providing leadership and executing on the company’s goal of expanding its business and growing its product line.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Great Park Jack-O-Lantern took flight today to mark the unofficial start of fall and the launch the countdown to the fifth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s Pumpkin Harvest will feature a variety of activities and family entertainment, including free pumpkins from the Great Park Pumpkin Patch for all children 12 and under, while supplies last.
Edgewood Partners Insurance Center honored as ‘Best Place to Work in Orange County’ second year in a row
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in the Orange County. Led by managing principals, Dan Ryan and Tony D’Asaro, EPIC’s Irvine team has received this honor for the second consecutive year.
Five evenings of award-winning short films will be screened at the Orange County Great Park in collaboration with the Irvine International Film Festival
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park in collaboration with the Irvine International Film Festival will host a series of screenings of award-winning short films at the Palm Court Arts Complex beginning October 4. The Independent & Inspired Film Series feature 18 films that will be screened over five evenings on select Thursdays through November 15.
In O.C., Contemporary Artists Conceptualize the Year 1942 Exhibition Offers Artistic Complement to Farmers to Flyers Historical Perspective
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — History and art collide to provide a unique interpretive experience at the Orange County Great Park’s Palm Court Arts Complex with a pair of exhibitions that contrast first-person story-telling and historical perspective with emotional interpretations of a time gone by.
Farmers to Flyers: Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and Mid-Century Orange County Exhibition Offers Thought-Provoking View of Southern California History
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park will host a special reception to showcase the thought-provoking exhibition memorializing Marine Corps Air Station El Toro’s 50-year tradition of service and sacrifice titled, Farmers to Flyers: Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and Mid-Century Orange County.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Diana Jennings founder of Brand You Image, a personal branding and image management firm, has been named chief contributor to Fashioning Your Image to Match Your Personal Brand in the newly released book, ‘Personal Branding for Dummies’ (Wiley, ISBN: 978-1118117927, June 2012).
O.C. Great Park 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival Goes Out Rockin’ and Swingin’ with Two-Night Finale
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Themed Summer’s End Weekend, the finale of the Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival features the costumed superhero rock group, The Aquabats on August 30, and the sultry sounds of Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers on August 31. Both performances for Summer’s End Weekend will take place in the Festival’s Dance Concourse.
O.C. Great Park 2012 Flights and Sounds Summer Festival Showcases Made in America Weekend Aug. 23-25 in Irvine
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park’s 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival delivers three evenings of musical Americana with a special Made in America Weekend, August 23 through 25. “Our Flights and Sounds Summer Festival musical tour around the world returns home with a very special Made in America Weekend,” said [...]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — It’s a Brits and Celts weekend August 17 and 18 when the Great Park’s Flights & Sounds Summer Festival hosts a British and Irish musical invasion featuring self-described “folk-rockers from Leeds,” The Dunwells and contemporary Irish Celtic music from Solas. The Brits and Celts Weekend, part of the Flights & [...]
O.C. 2012 Flights and Sounds Summer Festival to Present World Beat Weekend Aug 9 – 11 plus Bollywood Dance Party
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Come to World Beat Weekend at the Orange County Great Park’s Flights & Sounds Summer Festival for a musical world tour featuring Persian electronica trio Niyaz, multiple Grammy(R) Award-winning sensation Ladysmith Black Mambazo and DJ Rekha with special guest Dohl Nation and the dancers of the blue 13, Thursday, August [...]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, launches the fifth annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival on Thursday, August 2 with an unforgettable up-tempo Latin Music Weekend featuring east LA rock, a Salsa dance party and Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz. The Latin Music Weekend kicks off [...]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Celebrate the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games at the Great Summer Games featuring Parenting OC’s Parenting & Kids Expo on Saturday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The free, fun-filled day of Olympic-themed competitive games and sports demonstrations will feature something for the whole family to [...]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park hosts this summer’s premier free family event to mark the Park’s 7th anniversary at the Growing the Park celebration, a mid-afternoon through evening community festival on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event offers families the opportunity to watch vintage military [...]
2012 Flights and Sounds Summer Festival Brings Unique Musical and Cultural Experience to Orange County
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Music lovers of all ages can enjoy a musical tour around the world when the Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, presents a diverse mix of internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and exciting new artists at the fifth annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival beginning Thursday, August [...]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Orange County Great Park Corporation today announced it is moving forward with a 30-acre expansion of the Great Park. USS Cal Builders, Inc., headquartered in Stanton, Calif. was selected in a public bid process and awarded the $22.8 million contract for construction. The funds for the completion of the [...]
Orange County Great Park’s ‘The Spoken World’ – Arts Happening to Feature USA Rockefeller Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Great Park presents The Spoken World, the finale in a series of Palm Court Arts Happenings presented in collaboration with Arts Orange County. The Spoken World, the finale in a series of Palm Court Arts Happenings presented in collaboration with Arts Orange County.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jump-start your summer fitness routine with free energizing workouts on select Saturday mornings at the Orange County Great Park. Come early for a brisk health walk, relax and improve your flexibility with yoga, strengthen your core muscles with Pilates or expect to burn up to 1,000 calories at a boot camp.
Free Monthly Workshops for Would-Be Urban Farmers, Covering Everything from The Ground Up, Come to Orange County
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Would-be urban farmers can learn to grow your own fresh produce, no matter what your skill level or how much space you have available, with help from the City of Irvine, the Orange County Great Park and UCCE Master Gardeners and Food Preservers. Gardening for Adults: Growing Edibles is a monthly, six-part series that will cover the basics of how to grow edibles in your garden, patio or balcony.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Enjoy an all-day celebration of artisan food, sustainable gardening and creative art at the Great Park’s first ever Artisan Food and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at The Orange County Great Park. Local chefs and artisans will be on hand to demonstrate delicious fresh dishes from local foods, bread baking, jam, cheese and soda making, and refrigerator pickling.
Mike McMullen and PowerGuard Insurance named 2011 Risk Innovator and Responsibility Leader by Risk & Insurance Magazine
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services – a Managing General Agent specializing in unique insurance and risk management solutions for the wind and solar energy industries – today announced that Managing Principal Mike McMullen was named by Risk & Insurance magazine as a 2011 Risk Innovator.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services – a Managing General Agent and Lloyds cover holder specializing in unique insurance and risk management solutions for the wind and solar energy industries – today announced that risk management, financial services and alternative energy professional Tim Kinsella has joined the company as a business development executive.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Affiliate Media, Inc. (AMI), a recognized leader in the worldwide online affiliate marketing space, has been named among the winners of the 2008 Presidential Awards by prominent management consulting organization MAP (Management Action Programs). MAP, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in leadership development and business consulting, selects its Presidential Award [...]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently awarded JIT Toyota-Lift the Silver Circle Award for its performance in 2008. JIT Toyota-Lift is one of 10 elite recipients of this distinguished award and was selected from TMHU’s nationwide network of 68 dealers and 189 dealership locations. JIT Toyota-Lift was recognized at [...]
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Affiliate Media, Inc., a recognized leader in the worldwide online affiliate marketing space, announced today that it has hired Bob Rains as the company’s new Vice President of Marketing. “We are extremely proud to welcome an online marketing professional of Bob Rain’s experience, caliber and reputation to the Affiliate Media [...]
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