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.

March in the 2013 Bunnies & Bonnets Parade!

Posted on February 25th, 2013 by DCBA

The annual Bunnies and Bonnets Parade in Downtown Campbell is a family and community affair held on the day before Easter following the City of Campbell's annual Easter Egg Hunt. In past years, the parade has featured marching bands, baton dancers, classic cars, bagpipers, floats, dog clubs, and other assorted things of interest that make up the Campbell area community.

The parade is now approaching its 15th anniversary and we're seeking participants to help us make this year's parade the best one yet. If your group, club, or organization would like to march/participate in this year's parade on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 12pm, please download the 2013 Parade Application Form and return it by Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Participation is free for the general community and $50 for commercial floats. The parade will not be judged and no prizes will be awarded. This is all just for fun!

Thanks, Campbell Police Department!

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by DCBA

Recycle Bookstore West would like to thank the Campbell Police Department for their outstanding work on Wednesday, February 13. A drunken man became violent and broke our window that night. Not only did the police apprehend the man, they made sure Bob the bookstore cat didn't cut his feet on the broken glass! We appreciate their great community service with a heart.

Kaleido Lamps Valentine Promotion 20% Off

Posted on January 25th, 2013 by kaleidolamps

Kaleido Lamps Valentine's Promotion! Receive 20% off our beautiful lights. Get a heart shape light for your loved one. Let our lights represent your words to show him/her how important he/she is to you and your life. We would love to brighten your sweet day! Come and see us at 197 E Campbell Avenue in historic Downtown Campbell.

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