Tidbits: March, Coffee, Farmer’s Market, Dunes, Logo, Agenda

The Long Beach MLK Center (615 Riverside Boulevard) held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr march yesterday (January 16th), which was photographed and posted on our city’s facebook page. Check it out.

This year’s Grand Marshal was Tuskegee Airmen, Julius Freeman. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American aviators who fought in World War II. If you want to learn more about them, then you should check out the upcoming George Lucas movie titled RED TAILS. It looks pretty awesome and Jar Jar Binks-free. Congratulations to Mr. Freeman and thank you for serving our county.


As first posted here as a rumor back in October, I’m hearing that the ‘Coffee Nut Cafe to Gentle Brew Coffee conversion’ over at 250 East Park Avenue will happen “within weeks.” Gentle Brew plans on overhauling the entire decor, so the change won’t be just a new sign and new brew. In the meantime, Coffee Nut Cafe is still open, so please continue to go there. (read – Rumor Alert: The Coffee Nut Cafe to be sold to Gentle Brew Coffee.)


The City Hall Kennedy Plaza Farmer’s Market is still happening every Wednesday between 10am & 2pm, but it hasn’t been inside City Hall yet. I am hearing that the market will remain outside (even in the freezing cold), unless it rains or snows (or hails?). Don’t forget to ‘like’ the Farmer’s Market on facebook! Let’s try to get them passed the 1000 friends mark! It’s at 990 right now.

The West End Beautification Association (WEBA) posted an update regarding dune & beach entrance repair in the West End. Hopefully some good news will come soon. (read – Thinking of Spring…)


Speaking of WEBA, I am seeing that their logo was stolen taken over by the West End Neighbors Civic Association (WENCA). As written by Mary Ellen on WEBA’s blog:

(Unfortunately, the lovely West End Beautification logo that my daughter contributed to our cause, was lost in the metaphorical WENCA divorce proceedings. But just like Abe Lincoln wisely once said, “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling the tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” They can take our logo, but they’ll never take our spirit! Stay tuned for details on the launch of the new WEBA logo to symbolize the start of the new year!)  

I personally think Mary Ellen is being too kind. After all, that logo was designed by her daughter. If that happened to me, I would be pissed. Regardless, I have seen some of WEBA’s new logo prototypes and they look great!


Last, but not least: Tonight (January 17th) is the first Good & Welfare meeting of the year with THE NEW GANG. Read the agenda, which features hot dogs. We will post a link to the meeting video as soon as it’s available.

That’s all folks!

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