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NOVEMBER 20, 2009
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- ATASCADERO ALERT FROM ELLEN BERAUD
- ATASCADERO QUARTERLY ART AND WINE TOUR DEC 4
- Documentary film, Ã‚Â“RETHINKING AFGHANISTAN,Ã‚Â” directed by Robert Greenwald to be shown in Atascadero, Thursday, January 21.
I. ATASCADERO ALERT FROM ELLEN BERAUD-NOVEMBER 20, 2009
There is an important agenda item for the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 24th: Item C-1 (likely starting around 7 or 7:30PM).Ã‚Â City Council Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. The staff report recommends “the Council authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with PowerHouse Services Inc. to administer an ‘AB811′ program.Ã‚Â”Ã‚Â This is the long-awaited program to enable citizen to voluntarily finance energy efficiency improvements and/or solar energy installations to be paid for over many years through their property taxes, thus avoiding large up-front costs.Ã‚Â The full staff report is available at the cityÃ‚Â’s website.
Not only will implementation of this program be a positive step towards fulfilling the City’s commitment under the Mayor’s Agreement on Climate Change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it will also help to create local green jobs and help citizens to save money on long term energy costs.
Please attend this City Council meeting, or contact the Council members and voice your support for this Ã‚Â“voluntary opt-inÃ‚Â” program to add valuable improvements to your home.
In addition, I intend to request a future agenda item for council action: a Council Resolution to Encourage Reduced Waste, by ending the use of plastic water bottles and Styrofoam products by the City.Ã‚Â There has been misinformation circulated that I was calling for a city-wide ban, which is incorrect.Ã‚Â This effort is an educational opportunity where the city will lead by example encouraging others to make positive changes in their business and family routines to reduce waste.
This will be my last meeting as Mayor.Ã‚Â The year has gone by already!
The December 8th meeting will start with the rotation of MayorÃ‚Â’s position and designation of the next Mayor Pro-Tem.Ã‚Â ItÃ‚Â’s mostly a social meeting with a short agenda.Ã‚Â Please come and voice your thoughts of the past year!
II. ATASCADERO QUARTERLY ART AND WINE TOUR DEC 4
Businesses, artists come together to host AtascaderoÃ‚Â’s quarterly Art and Wine TourÃ‚Â on Dec 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. throughout the city of Atascadero in conjunction with the cityÃ‚Â’s annual tree lighting ceremony to take place atÃ‚Â 6 p.m. in Sunken Gardens.
The Atascadero Art Tour has been renamed to the Atascadero Art & Wine Tour and will include local wineries pouring at many of the participating galleries and businesses.
The idea is to keep local residents in town on aÃ‚Â Friday nightÃ‚Â with something to do. While the majority of the participating businesses are concentrated in the historic Colony District, the tour is city-wide. This Art & Wine Tour is a great opportunity to get holiday shopping done early and spend money locally.
The tour is free and open to the public. It is an effort by local merchants and artists to bring something special to the city and area. More information will be posted atÃ‚Â www.youngcurryphotography.com/arttour.
Any Atascadero businesses, gallery or organization is invited to participate, for more information about how to participate in future art tours, contact Heather Young Curry at 704-1126 or atÃ‚Â email@example.com/arttour. The deadline to participate in the Feb 12, 2010Ã‚Â Atascadero Art & Wine Tour isÃ‚Â Nov 30.
The next Atascadero Art & Wine Tour will be heldÃ‚Â on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010Ã‚Â the night before Atascadero Main StreetÃ‚Â’s annual Sweetheart Stroll.
Mark your calendars for the 2010 Atascadero Art & Wine Tours to be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12
Friday, May 21
Friday, Aug. 27
Friday, Dec. 3
Participating galleries, businesses and artists include:
ActorÃ‚Â’s Warehouse, 3524 El Camino Real. Featured artists: Deb Hernandez, John Battalino and Sherron Reeder. Featured winery:Rotta Winery.
All About Hair, 6195 El Camino Real. Featured artist: Carla Cary. Featured winery: Pear Valley Winery.
The ARTery, 5890 Traffic Way. Featured artist: under $200 Art Show. Featured Winery: Graveyard Vineyards.
Atascadero Historical Society, 6600 Lewis Ave. Featured artist: Marj MackeyÃ‚Â’s local art collection exhibit and sale. Featured winery: J Paul Rosilez Winery.
Back on the Racks, 5920 Entrada Ave.. Featured artist: Cindy Franklin. Featured Winery: Dunning Winery.
Bella Cose, 5992 Entrada Ave. Featured artist: David Butz and J. Jaggar. Featured winery: Sculpterra Winery.
Complete Escape, 3504 El Camino Real. Featured artist: Mark Cruzen. Featured Winery: J Lohr.
Creative Cabinetry Solutions, 6025 Palma Ave. Featured artist: Deborah Kyle Hintergardt.
Divine Touch Massage and Skin Treatments, 5811 Traffic Way. Featured artist: Carolyn Watson. Featured winery: Graves Winegrowers.
DosterÃ‚Â’s Gallery & Gifts, Entrada Ave. Featured artist: Nathan Doster.
Endless Summer Unique Jewelry, 5990 Entrada Ave. Featured artist: Sienna Shahan. Featured winery: Toucan Wines.
K-JonÃ‚Â’s Fine Jewelers, El Camino Real. Featured artist: Nguyen Thi Tam. Featured winery: Malloy OÃ‚Â’Neil Winery.
Living Well Gallery & Spa, 6280 Palma Ave. Featured artists: Lindsey Hahn.
Peabody & Plum Realty, 6755 El Camino Real. Featured artist: Steve Curtis and Marc Lebed. Featured winery: Locatelli Winery.
The Red Tree Gallery, 5850 Traffic Way. Featured artist: Atascadero Fine Arts Academy students. Featured winery: Castoro Cellars.
Wilkins Photo & Art Gallery, 6405 EL Camino Real. Featured artist: Image Makers Photo Club. Featured winery: Frolicking Frogs Winery.
MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Curry, Young Curry Photography, 975-3844 orÃ‚Â firstname.lastname@example.org
- Documentary film, Ã‚Â“RETHINKING AFGHANISTAN,Ã‚Â” directed by Robert Greenwald to be shown in Atascadero, Thursday, January 21 at the AARP BLDG. at the Lake Park across from the Pavilion at 7:00 p.m.
Rethink Afghanistan, directed by Robert Greenwald, the man behind Outfoxed, Wal-Mart:Ã‚Â The High Cost of Low Price, and Iraq for Sale (see rethinkafghanistan.com) will be shown by the Atascadero Democratic Club at their January Meeting on Thursday, Jan 21 at 7:00 p.m.Ã‚Â The showing is free and open to the public.Ã‚Â If you have questions, please call Lee or Tom at 466-2448.