Calling All Decorators!

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by DCBA

Have you ever wanted to unleash your creative energy in a space that is not your own house but will be seen and admired by many? Perhaps decorating one of the rooms in the Historic Ainsley House is for you!

Campbell's Ainsley House has a few rooms still available to decorate for the holidays. The theme for 2013 is Silver Bells Holidays. Decorating will need to take place November 9-13, and decorations will stay up through Dec 19.

The Ainsley House provides guidelines for decorating inside a historic structure and does have some decorations available for you to use in your own creative way, or you may bring in your own decorations if desired.

If this sounds like a fun and different way to get into the holiday spirit, please contact Kerry Perkins for more information at 408-866 2718.

The Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House is looking for entries from the public of images they have taken that reflect Campbell's spirit. The museum would like to exhibit the first 25 entries received in our Ainsley House exhbition from March 1 - June 1, 2014, and allow the public to vote on which image they feel best captures the Spirit of Campbell. The winning entry will be accessioned into the permanent collection of the museum.

In addition to public entries, the exhibition will highlight historical images from the permanent collection that reflect the people, places, and events of Campbell. If you would like to participate, please e-mail annar@cityofcampbell.com for the guidelines and application form. (Please note: the subject heading of the e-mail must read: "2014 Exhibition Application".) Due to limited space, we can only accept 25 entries; the first 25 entries we receive with the proper paperwork and that are ready to be hung will be accepted, so don't delay! Only one entry per person.

The Spirit of Campbell is photography exhibit that seeks to capture the spirit of Campbell through its people, places, and events. For more information or questions regarding the exhibition, please contact Anna Rosenbluth at 408-866-2759, or annar@cityofcampbell.com.

Campbell Historical Museum Seeks Volunteers

Posted on June 10th, 2013 by DCBA

The Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House needs you! Our museums only run with the help of our wonderful, selfless volunteers. Can you spare a few hours every month to help out? Please contact the museum at 408-866-2758 or via email if you're interested in volunteering. Don't fancy being a docent? Not a problem! We also need people to work at the admissions desk, in the gift shop, and in the garden. We can use volunteers with all sorts of talents! Contact us and we can talk about how you can volunteer here.

The Campbell Historical Museum offers artifacts and memorabilia that help us interpret and recall the vanishing world of Santa Clara's past. We have an acclaimed education program that has received outstanding marks from teachers and students from many districts in our county.

2013 Sundown Cinema Season Canceled... Back in 2014!!!

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by sheldon

Hello Sundown Cinema Fans!

We've got some bad news, but we also have some hopeful news.

Sundown Cinema is canceled for the summer of 2013. That's the bad news. The good news is that we're working on a plan to move Sundown Cinema over to the Orchard City Green, which is the grassy courtyard next to the Campbell Library. It'd be a much nicer place for the movie series and we're talking to the City of Campbell about letting us move there next summer.

What happened was that the empty lot that we've been using is no longer available to us. The owner of the property came to the conclusion that it was hurting his best interests to allow the movie series to continue. He has a dispute with the city over the fate of that lot. We understand his position and we're grateful that we were able to use that space for so long. It served us well. In the early years, there were nights where the attendance was around 40 people if you counted generously. In recent years, we've had nights where we've lost count at 400. We've definitely grown up and maybe it was time for a move up anyway.

While we're disappointed about this year, we're excited about the possibilities that a bigger, better, and more comfortable space will bring to Sundown Cinema. As said above, we're talking to the city right now and expect to have something definite to announce soon. We're very optimistic that we'll be able to work things out with the City and come back with our 10th Anniversary Season of Sundown Cinema one year delayed.

Frost Cupcake Factory Is Cupcake Wars Champion!

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by CampbellExpress

The cupcake wars are over - and the winner is Campbell's own Frost Cupcake Factory (199 E Campbell Ave), a Downtown Campbell premier confectionary.

Out-baking competitors on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars, Frost owner Andrea Parks won a $10,000 prize. She and Frost cupcake designer Ashley Ingoglia mixed ingredients ranging from red beets to figs which led to the victory proclaiming the shop Cupcake Wars Champion!

The third competitor in the entire Bay Area to win the title, Frost Cupcake Factory is the first in the South Bay to win. According to Andrea, "I am so proud of not only my shop and my team, but also for the chance to represent my hometown of Campbell on national television."

In addition to the 3 winning cupcake flavors (Peanut Butter Moon Pie, Borscht Apple Pie, and Tear, I Miss You), Frost serves 12 original flavors and 8 extra flavors which change each day of the week! Not ready to commit to a full-sized cupcake? On Mini-Mondays, smaller versions of their highly popular flavors are available. Curbside service and delivery is available with advance orders, please phone 408-866-YUMM.

Campbell Middle School Needs Volunteers on May 30

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by CampbellRotary

Campbell Middle School (CMS) is seeking community members to be part of a panel to judge and grade projects presented by each 8th grade student. The students must demonstrate their achievements and apply what they have learned during their tenure at CMS to their individual projects.

This is a fun and worthwhile event that many civic, business and committed community members participate in.

Location: Campbell Middle School (295 Cherry Lane)
Date: Thursday, May, 30, 2013
Time: There will be two shifts (if feeling ambitious you can work both)
*8:15am-12:00pm
*1:00pm-3:15pm

Lunch will be served from 12pm until 1pm (it's a good opportunity to network with other members of the Campbell Community).

If you would like to participate or would like more information please contact Michelle Valine (Principal's Secretary), at 408.364.4222 or mvaline@campbellusd.org.

Historic Plaques Installed in Downtown Campbell

Posted on May 18th, 2013 by CampbellExpress

May is National Historic Preservation Month. As part of the celebration, there are five new plaques on some of Downtown Campbell's most historic buildings. Sized 17" by 11", they were installed Monday, April 30, 2013 by Brett Stollenwerk, Barry Shilman, and Susan Blake. This project was graciously funded by Campbell Rotary and the effort was spearheaded by Neil Collins, Susan Blake, and Sally Howe.

You can find the plaques on the homes of the following businesses. We invite you to come to Downtown Campbell and check them out!

Palazzi Salon, 274 E Campbell Ave
(formerly The Country Women's Club)

Allied Financial Network, 365 E Campbell Ave
(formerly the First Bank of Campbell / Farley Building)

Villa de Style & others, 383-393 E Campbell Ave
(formerly the Downing Building)

Blue Line Pizza, 415 E Campbell Ave
(formerly the B.O. Curry Building)

Campbell Cafe, 360 E Campbell Ave
(formerly the First Bank of Campbell)

Color Me Spring 2013 Photos Now Online

Posted on May 8th, 2013 by DCBA

Photos taken by Social Wave at the Color Me Spring 2013 fashion event are now on the Downtown Campbell website! View the DowntownCampbell.com album here.

Many photos were also taken by Geoffrey Smith II, a photographer with The Metro. View Smith's album on metroactive.com.

Color Me Spring, a fashion event held at Villa Ragusa on Thursday, April 25, 2013 featured a fashion show, food tastings, local vendors, live entertainment, and raffle prizes. It was presented by the Downtown Campbell Business Association and Villa Ragusa.

Road Work Along East Campbell Avenue Beginning April 14

Posted on April 11th, 2013 by DCBA

Beginning April 14, 2013, San Jose Water Company will be conducting road work in Downtown Campbell, 10pm-6am, Sunday nights to Friday mornings. On some days, the work hours may be extended to 10am. Expect road closures during those hours. Water services will not be interrupted.

Why the hassle? San Jose Water Company will be retiring its 79 year old water main in Downtown Campbell and will replace the main with new pipeline along East Campbell Avenue from 3rd Street to the railroad tracks. The work will also include a water main replacement on Central Avenue from East Campbell Avenue to City Hall.

Beginning the week of April 21, 2013 there will be Mainline trenching on E. Campbell Avenue. This work will progress from east to west, block by block. It is anticipated that it will take approximately one week to trench per city block.

For more information, please read the SJ Water Company's notice; download the work map; or contact San Jose Water Company's Contractor, Lewis & Tibbitts, at 408-925-0220 or San Jose Water Company at 408-279-7900.

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