Monthly Archives: November 2011

Olivenhain Arts and Craft Fair

Written by Dennis Smith

Saturday, Nov 11, 2012 Arts and Craft Fair – 9-4, Olivenhain Meeting Hall, Encinitas.

On Rancho Santa Fe Rd, 1/2 mile North of Encinitas Blvd.Olivenhain School house -Meeting Hall

For more information about selling, please contact Mary Jo Nortman at 760-436-2128. www.olivenhain.org

Take the stress out of Holiday shopping.
The Olivenhain Arts and Craft Fair is a great place to buy local handmade items…NOTHING IMPORTED…You can find many unique and meaningful gifts from around 80 vendors for your loved ones. You will also support local artists & crafters.

All items offered for sale must be made and sold by the exhibitor. Hand made,
baked, grown or embellished. Nothing for resale allowed. Exhibitors are actually
asked to leave if their merchandise looks manufactured.

Please Support:
Christmas — Birth of a New Tradition. Buy Local, Create Local Jobs.
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Dennis Smith, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor® DRE# 00476662
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Short Sale, Foreclosure Resource Certified

RE/MAX BY-THE-SEA

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www.SanDiegoHomes4u.com
760-436-0087 or cell at 760-212-8225

Providing quality Real Estate services in the North Coastal San Diego area
including Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff by the Sea,
Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Carlsbad, La Costa, Aviara, Oceanside,
Vista, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Escondido &  all San Diego County.

See you at the Olivenhain Arts and Craft Fair this Saturday

 

Christmas 2011 – Birth of a New Tradition

Written by Dennis Smith

As the Christmas & Chanuka holidays approach (& other gift giving events), the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American jobs.  This year let’s make a difference.   This year, why don’t we Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans.   There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands.

Buy Local, Create Local JobsYes, there is!  Join me this Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition

It’s time to think outside the box, people.   Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

Everyone — yes, EVERYONE gets their hair cut.   How about gift certificates from your local American hair +/or nail salon or barber?

Gym membership?   It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.  How about a massage?  I would love that!

Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed?   Small, American owned detail businesses and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

What teenager wouldn’t like a few certificates to the local pizzeria? Does someone on your list want to learn how to play golf…tennis…horseback riding…sailing?? Think lessons.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamins on a Chinese made flat-screen?   Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or rounds at the local golf course, or gifts from the gardening center.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates.  And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint.   Remember folks, this isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom?   Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.  How about a few hours from a local handyman?

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal.   Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves.   They make jewelry and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.  Go to the Arts & Crafts & Street Fairs & Farmers Markets.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip.   And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre?

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house?   When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

Donate to your church, feed the homeless, or start any other tradition of giving during Christmas, but let’s keep it going throughout the entire year for we are blessed.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city.   Christmas is about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams.

And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine.

Let’s make THIS the new American Christmas tradition.

Please forward this to everyone on your mailing list — post it to discussion
groups — throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in
your city — send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations,
and TV news departments.

This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about?

Have a Happy Christmas and make this tradition last all year long.

This information is brought to you by:

Dennis Smith, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor® DRE# 00476662
Foreclosure Prevention Specialist

Sunshine Smith, SFR, Realtor® DRE# 01249837
Short Sale, Foreclosure Resource Certified

RE/MAX BY-THE-SEA

dennis@SanDiegoHomes4u.com
www.SanDiegoHomes4u.com
760-436-0087 or cell at 760-212-8225

Providing quality Real Estate services in the North Coastal San Diego area including Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Carlsbad, La Costa, Aviara, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Escondido &  all San Diego County.

Call Dennis Smith, RE/MAX BY-THE-SEA for all your Real Estate needs.

Join me this Christmas 2011 for the Birth of a New Tradition

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

Written by Dennis Smith

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

Sunday, November 6.  The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is the largest one-day street fair in California featuring over 900 unique vendors. The Carlsbad Village Street Faire goes from 8am to 4 pm in the Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad. www.visitcarlsbad.com

The Rotary Club of Carlsbad’s beer and wine garden will entertain fairgoers with a large screen TV and live bands. The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will continue its more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot. The meal, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, will be served between 7 a.m. and noon

More than 100,000 people will take in the beauty of this seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment when the one-day Carlsbad Village Street Faire returns this month. www.visitcarlsbad.com

 Convenient, complimentary shuttles will run to and from the Faire. Shuttles will pick up and drop off passengers at the Poinsettia Coaster Station and the northwest corner of Sears at Westfield Plaza Camino Real.
 
This information is brought to you by:

 Dennis Smith, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor DRE#00476662
Foreclosure Prevention Specialist

Sunshine Smith
Short Sale, Foreclosure Resource Certified

 RE/MAX BY-THE-SEA
 dennis@SanDiegoHomes4u.com

 760-436-0087 or cell at 760-212-8225

 Providing quality Real Estate services in the North Coastal San Diego area including Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Carlsbad, La Costa, Aviara, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Escondido and all San Diego County.

 Call Dennis Smith, RE/MAX BY-THE-SEA for all your real estate needs.

 I hope to see you at the Carlsbad Village Street Fair!