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September 5, 2012
American Legion Post 133 celebrated Labor Day with its annual picnic at Lake Park in Huntington Beach. Veterans manned the grill and played host to local representatives from Girls State, a Legion-sponsored summer program that teaches high school students about the workings of government. - Michael Miller
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | November 12, 2013
While other famed playwrights (Williams, Miller, O'Neill, Faulkner) staked out various sections of America (South, New England, West) for their fictional settings, William Inge looked to his own roots in the Midwest, where most of his many dramas are located. His most famous tale is "Picnic," which won Inge the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and introduced Kim Novak to movie audiences in 1955. It is this mid-century period that informs most of Inge's writing and overshadows the failures and frustrations of his characters.
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | November 9, 2006
Amelia Collins sat on a blanket between both her parents, laughing as she read the story of a boy who refused to take a bath, imagining bears and other large animals taking up all the hot water. "You'd better not give me that excuse tonight," Amelia's mom Tina Collins jokingly said. It was nowhere near time for bed, though. The sun was out as the Collins family read together on a picnic blanket surrounded by nearly 1,000 of 7-year-old Amelia's classmates at Golden View Elementary School and their families.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
Tom Titus Flavor and atmosphere, two elements often absent in community theater productions, are present in abundance in the splendid revival of William Inge's masterwork "Picnic" at the Huntington Beach Playhouse. Set in a rural back yard in the early 1950s, realistically designed by James Gruessing, this timeless romantic drama benefits from attention to atmospheric detail as much as from the sterling performances under the meticulous direction of Terri Miller Schmidt.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | August 17, 2005
Amanda Anderson has become a well-known presence in her Rancho Santa Margarita neighborhood. Every year, the 14-year-old posts fliers around the block, asking neighbors to donate backpacks, which she in turn passes on to charities. To build the stash in her garage, Amanda also goes door to door for contributions. "A lot of people in our neighborhood are expecting it, because this is the sixth summer she's done it," said her mother, Sheri Anderson.
NEWS
December 25, 2003
PARKS Edison Community Center Park, Magnolia Street and Hamilton Avenue. (714) 960-8870. Includes two lighted baseball fields, four lighted basketball courts, a community building, six handball courts, a picnic area including barbecue facilities, playground, restroom facilities, four lighted tennis courts and one volleyball court. Huntington Central Park, with entrances on Edwards, Goldenwest and Gothard streets and Slater Avenue. (714) 960-8847.
NEWS
May 1, 2003
PARKS Huntington Central Park, with entrances on Edwards, Goldenwest and Gothard streets and Slater Avenue. (714) 960-8847. This 300-acre park includes a fishing lake, paved paths, equestrian trail, fitness course, horseshoe pits, disc golf course, picnic areas and two cafes. Local plants and live reptiles are displayed at the nature center. The park also includes the Adventure Playground for kids. Murdy Community Park, Norma Drive and Goldenwest Street.
NEWS
May 9, 2002
One of the joys of being a freelance writer is making my own schedule. While Vic was stuck indoors teaching, I took off midweek for a noon picnic and hike in Casper's Wilderness Park off Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano. I called my buddy Larry Rolewic, who does computer consulting with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. He was available for a picnic, as was my cousin and fellow freelance writer, Laura Klure from Riverside. Larry and I car-pooled.
NEWS
August 7, 2003
A LOOK BACK Last month, I had the honor of attending not one, but two Huntington high school alumni picnics in a single weekend. When I stopped at Lake Park at 11 a.m. that Sunday, there were already more than 100 people there, and more were still coming. And who should I first run into? None other then Ann Minnie and Arline Howard. Little did these two ladies know that I had been sent on a spy mission to the picnic. You see, the day before I had attended another Huntington alumni picnic at El Dorado Park in Long Beach.
NEWS
January 20, 2000
GAINS HONORING OUR VETERANS Mayor Guy Carrozzo is making good on his vow to honor veterans. Last week, bright red banners were hung in front of City Hall and along Brookhurst Street between Warner and Edinger avenues. They'll remain on display all year. OAK VIEW'S GUARDIAN Now almost halfway through her first year as Oak View Elementary School's liaison, Sherri Medrano has learned the ropes. "My job consists of being spontaneous," said Medrano, who took over the job in September after her great-aunt, Fran Andrade, retired after 30 years.
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By Tom Titus | November 12, 2013
While other famed playwrights (Williams, Miller, O'Neill, Faulkner) staked out various sections of America (South, New England, West) for their fictional settings, William Inge looked to his own roots in the Midwest, where most of his many dramas are located. His most famous tale is "Picnic," which won Inge the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and introduced Kim Novak to movie audiences in 1955. It is this mid-century period that informs most of Inge's writing and overshadows the failures and frustrations of his characters.
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NEWS
September 5, 2012
American Legion Post 133 celebrated Labor Day with its annual picnic at Lake Park in Huntington Beach. Veterans manned the grill and played host to local representatives from Girls State, a Legion-sponsored summer program that teaches high school students about the workings of government. - Michael Miller
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | November 9, 2006
Amelia Collins sat on a blanket between both her parents, laughing as she read the story of a boy who refused to take a bath, imagining bears and other large animals taking up all the hot water. "You'd better not give me that excuse tonight," Amelia's mom Tina Collins jokingly said. It was nowhere near time for bed, though. The sun was out as the Collins family read together on a picnic blanket surrounded by nearly 1,000 of 7-year-old Amelia's classmates at Golden View Elementary School and their families.
FEATURES
By JERRY PERSON | July 27, 2006
Summer is nearly half over and the weather has been unusually warm, but that won't stop students and faculty, past and present, from attending this year's Huntington Beach High School's Hometown Picnic on Sunday. This year, the picnic will be held on the campus of the high school instead of Lake Park. Speaking of teachers from Huntington High, last week I met the school's legendary band director, Galen Vogel, who taught music at the school from 1972 to 1990. He had come to visit former band member Andy Arnold, and while he was there Galen mentioned the names of students that were in his band more than 30 years ago, proving that teachers never forget some of their favorite pupils.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | August 17, 2005
Amanda Anderson has become a well-known presence in her Rancho Santa Margarita neighborhood. Every year, the 14-year-old posts fliers around the block, asking neighbors to donate backpacks, which she in turn passes on to charities. To build the stash in her garage, Amanda also goes door to door for contributions. "A lot of people in our neighborhood are expecting it, because this is the sixth summer she's done it," said her mother, Sheri Anderson.
NEWS
March 4, 2004
Tom Titus "Picnic," William Inge's splendidly crafted drama of emotional turmoil in the rural Midwest, won the Pulitzer Prize when it first hit the stage in the 1950s -- and when the Huntington Beach Playhouse handed out its annual Bobbi awards recently, there was "Picnic" at the top of the list. Director Terri Miller Schmidt's production of the Inge drama was proclaimed best show of the 2003 season by the theater's panel of judges, sharing top honors with another golden oldie, "Mister Roberts," directed by Gigi Fusco Meese, chosen as the favorite show of the playhouse's patrons.
NEWS
December 25, 2003
PARKS Edison Community Center Park, Magnolia Street and Hamilton Avenue. (714) 960-8870. Includes two lighted baseball fields, four lighted basketball courts, a community building, six handball courts, a picnic area including barbecue facilities, playground, restroom facilities, four lighted tennis courts and one volleyball court. Huntington Central Park, with entrances on Edwards, Goldenwest and Gothard streets and Slater Avenue. (714) 960-8847.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
Tom Titus Flavor and atmosphere, two elements often absent in community theater productions, are present in abundance in the splendid revival of William Inge's masterwork "Picnic" at the Huntington Beach Playhouse. Set in a rural back yard in the early 1950s, realistically designed by James Gruessing, this timeless romantic drama benefits from attention to atmospheric detail as much as from the sterling performances under the meticulous direction of Terri Miller Schmidt.
NEWS
September 4, 2003
Tom Titus Three days before the Huntington Beach Playhouse opened its production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop" two years ago, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon riveted the play's cast and crew -- including my daughter Mindy, who was playing the young counter girl. Terri Miller Schmidt, who directed that production, is crossing her fingers that no such tragedy happens during her next run at the playhouse. She's back at the Huntington Beach Playhouse and putting another Inge drama, the modern classic "Picnic," together for an opening night of Sept.
NEWS
August 7, 2003
A LOOK BACK Last month, I had the honor of attending not one, but two Huntington high school alumni picnics in a single weekend. When I stopped at Lake Park at 11 a.m. that Sunday, there were already more than 100 people there, and more were still coming. And who should I first run into? None other then Ann Minnie and Arline Howard. Little did these two ladies know that I had been sent on a spy mission to the picnic. You see, the day before I had attended another Huntington alumni picnic at El Dorado Park in Long Beach.
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