Marching in the 4th of July Parade

The 4th of July has come and gone, and the 55th Anniversary Edition of the World’s Shortest parade is one for the history books. I’ve watched many of these parades roll by over the years, but I’d never actually been in the parade until this year – and many of you never have, either! So […]

Aptos Cares

A couple of weekends ago, Comcast Cares Day came to Mar Vista Elementary School, where my son is currently enrolled in first grade. Each year, the good folks at Comcast sponsor community service events throughout the country, enlisting thousands of volunteers to help make their communities a better place. Comcast provides tools and materials, and […]

Comcast Cares Day comes to Mar Vista

Mar Vista Elementary School has been selected as one of the recipients of the Comcast Cares Day program. Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is now in its 15th year.  On Saturday, April 30th, Comcast will be sponsoring a school clean up day and fundraiser, starting at 7:30 AM […]

Run the Mar Vista 5K Race!

Yo yo!  Mar Vista Elementary School is throwing it all the way back to the 1980’s for its Inaugural 5K race! The proceeds from this new fun-raiser will go to help construct a running track for Mar Vista, to help our kids stay physically fit. So grab everyone you can and join them, dressed in […]

Mar Vista School Auction This Saturday!

Spring is in the air, and it’s fundraising time! Mark your calendars everyone – the Mar Vista School Auction is this Saturday, March 5th, from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. The event will be held at Cantine Wine Pub in Aptos Village. Last year’s auction was also held at Cantine, which is a wonderful place […]

Mar Vista School Needs Your Support!

Mar Vista School Needs Your Support with their 2015 Read-a-thon! This is the second year that Mar Vista Elementary School in Aptos is running a read-a-thon fundraiser. With only a few days left to go, the school is well short of it’s $35,000 fundraising goal. Mar Vista is a California Distinguished School and is renown […]

Mar Vista Harvest Festival this Sunday!

Come one, come all to the Mar Vista Harvest Festival this Sunday! The event will be held from 12 to 4 PM at Mar Vista Elementary School, and all members of the public are welcome and invited to attend this free event! The organizers have really gone over the top this year – look what […]

Mar Vista Elementary School 2015 Auction

The Mar Vista Elementary School 2015 Auction needs your support! This is their biggest fundraiser of the year. This fundraiser directly benefits our kids by enhancing technology, dance, and art funds – things that the school district simply does not pay for but which greatly enhance a child’s education, and therefore our community. This year’s […]

Hot New Kickstarter Project in Town

There’s a hot new Kickstarter project in town – so hot, in fact, it was named a Kickstarter Staff Pick within hours of launching. It’s an idea whose time has come: sturdy, inexpensive furniture made from 50% post-consumer recycled cardboard – designed for kids. The project is the brain child of Aptos native Jordan Kepler, […]

Mar Vista Read-a-Thon Kicks Off Today

The Mar Vista read-a-thon kicks off Today! This is a new fundraiser for Mar Vista Elementary School in Aptos, and half the proceeds from the fundraiser go to purchase new books for the school’s library. The remaining funds will go to support the Mar Vista Parent’s Club general fund, which buys things for the school […]