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Preserved Home: Look forward to the holidays by planning ahead

Preserved Home: Look forward to the holidays by planning ahead

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

November 11, 2015

One of the biggest challenges for the holiday host is spending time with guests while still meeting all the expectations of a holiday meal. And certainly, if you have out-of-town company, you aren’t just preparing one big meal, but several in between for your guests. The stress is enough to take the jingle o...

Sheriff’s Dept. makes 28 arrests in sweep

North Coast Current

November 28, 2014

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department made 28 arrests during a sweep Nov. 26-27 along Coast Highway 101. The sweep, which ran from 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, was part of the Sheriff's Department’s Holiday Watch program. The operation took place along the highway in Encinitas,...

Cool on the Coast: Music for a cause, holiday hops

Layla Marino

November 10, 2014

The holidays are on their way in Coastal North County, and this area of San Diego is known for its amazing holiday events. Hay rides, pumpkin patches, fall beer offerings and lots of music are just the norm on the North County coast in November. So many events can be overwhelming, so the we’re is h...

Share your local holiday memories

November 29, 2013

Is it the people? Maybe the season itself? Or simply a sense of magic that comes from living in the communities that make up coastal North County? Share your North Coast holiday memories with fellow readers of the North Coast Current. Between now and Dec. 31, the Current invites you to submit a short,...

Preserved Home: Warming pecans, frosty cranberries ideal for the season

Preserved Home: Warming pecans, frosty cranberries ideal for the season

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

November 15, 2013

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, and not just because I’m a foodie. Thanksgiving has tradition, warmth, and gathers family much like Christmas, but without all the gift pressure. And unlike fighting crowds for buying toys and other gifts, I love Thanksgiving shopping, filling my grocery basket...

Preserved Home: Don’t be spooked by powdered pumpkin

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

October 10, 2013

One of my favorite childhood memories is our annual fall trip to Bates Nut Farm to get a pumpkin. There were no bounce houses, vendors or face painters at the pumpkin patch back then. It was just pumpkins. And it was wonderful. Growing up in the 1970’s and ’80s, everyone in my neighborhood only...

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Staple has local roots

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Staple has local roots

Lauren Ciallella

November 20, 2012

Editor's note: With the holidays around the corner, the North Coast Current revisits this story, first published in the Current in November 2008 Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really no difference,” says Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s PR man since 1948. A personal friend of San...

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Tradition began with San Marcos native

Lauren Ciallella

November 1, 2008

Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really no difference,” says Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s PR man since 1948. A personal friend of San Marcos legend Sophie Cubbison, Pearlstein watched as this inventive entrepreneur used her passion for health food to become a national icon. “I...

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