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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas in Old Towne Orange

Vintage Orange      Wednesday, November 30th  2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year....for local holiday celebrations!

This weekend, all over Orange County, communities will be decking the halls and lighting their civic Christmas trees.

Check out this article from the Orange County Register which lists many of the local celebrations. 

One of the best traditions is the annual Tree Lighting ceremony that will take place in the Old Towne Orange, on Sunday, December 4th.

This week, we chat with Deanne and Renee from Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours who discuss their unique and yummy way of learning local history.

Listent to the Podcast of this week's show here.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Season of Giving at Families Forward

Vintage Orange      Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Since 1984, Families Forward has been helping local Orange County families in crisis. By providing emergency housing, nutrition, and counseling, Families Forward helps to reestablish a stable home environment. Last year, the local non-profit organization improved the lives of nearly 9,000 children and adults.

Executive Director Margie Wakeham and Program Facilitator Armene Humber, discuss this season's Adopt a Family Program.

Listen to the Podcast Here

Also, if you'd like to contribute, check out the Families Forward website for more information

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Visit to O'Neill Regional Park

Vintage Orange .    Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Tucked away from the speeding traffic on the freeways, O'Neill Regional Park is a preserved wilderness situated in between Trabuco and Live Oak Canyons. This 4,500 acre park is not only a shady haven for hikers and campers, but it is also home to the Trabuco Adobe ruins, site of some of Orange County's earliest historic events.

This week, local historian and author Phil Brigandi shares the history of this great park, which is due to celebrate its 70 anniversary in 2018.

Listen to the podcast here


If you would like to check out O'Neill Regional Park for yourself, there will be a Naturalist Walk on Saturday, November 19th from  9 - 10:30am. Call (949) 923-2260 for more information or visit the website at OCParks


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

City Spotlight: Balboa Island

Vintage Orange       Wednesday, November 9th 2016


OK...so it's actually part of the City of Newport Beach, but residents and  visitors to Balboa Island understand that this little residential neighborhood in the middle of the harbor has a unique history all its own.

This week, Jennifer Keil, Director of the Balboa Island Museum, will discuss the history of this vintage community and the places you can still visit today to get a flavor of the past.

Listen to the podcast here.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Jim Washburn: New Leo Fender Exhibit

This week, OC Music and Pop Culture historian Jim Washburn talks about the impact of Fullerton's own Leo Fender, in time for the new exhibit opening on November 12th.

Jim also talks about the historic Martin Guitar Company and his new book, The Martin Archives: A Scrapbook of Treasures from the World's Foremost Acoustic Guitar Maker.



Jim Washburn has written about music and popular culture for the Los Angeles Times, the OC Register, the OC Weekly (of which he was founding executive editor) and other publications, ranging from Rolling Stone to Reader’s Digest, as well as the MSN and fourstory.org websites. He co-authored the 1998 book Martin Guitars, an Illustrated Celebration and the 2000 John Crean autobiography, The Wheel and I.