Nearly a dozen residents attended Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley’s first Financial Wellness and Healthy Homes free workshop on Tuesday led by professional organizer Thalia Poulos at Habitat’s ReStore location.Many who came to the event were looking for tips on how to organize their homes from the kitchen to the closet and Paulos delivered many helpful hints and some perspective.
“When you go to start, start with baby steps, because if you start out trying to organize the whole house, it won’t work and you’ll end up feeling like you failed,” Poulos said. “Start with baby steps, one little thing, say that you are going to start with the junk drawer, not the kitchen, the junk drawer.”Poulos went on to discuss the different personality types in regard to personal organization and offered tips on products to purchase to help the organizing process. “There are many ways, large and small, to improve your living conditions,” said Tammy Marine, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.
"The Healthy Homes workshops give valuable tips and ideas for people who live in a house, an apartment or just rent a room. Poulos’s tips on home organization are just one example of the rich and applicable content available to our community through this ongoing series.
If you're ready for some fun in the sun, there are a lot of fun activities you can do this summer. Besides swimming and going to the beach, taking a nice walk and kicking around a soccer ball are some simple but fun exercises that you can do any day. You can also grow plants, watch the sunset, set off fireworks, or watch a local baseball game. With all the fun amenities available to us in California, there is no reason to be bored this summer! There are also some new attractions that have recently opened and are available to Menifee residents.
Among them is Drop Zone Waterpark in Perris, which just opened for business last Saturday. The park is approximately 12 acres and cost $24 million to build. It features four water slides, a pool for swimming lessons, beach volleyball, a Jet Stream pool for relaxation, and a Flow Rider surfing ride. There is also a water play structure for children as young as 18 months to 10 years. Cabanas, a snack bar, and private or group swimming lessons are available at extra cost. The park will be open on weekends only until June 13th, and then it will be open daily 11am until 6pm. But if you are anything like me, sports is what comes to mind when you think about summer. Whether you play competitively or for fun, Audie Murphy Sports Park is a great place to practice and spend time with the family. The park is a huge 12-acre lot on the corner of Newport Road and Lone Pine in Menifee. The grand opening last Saturday drew crowds of all ages who enjoyed the baseball and soccer fields, basketball court, skate park and playground. You can also pack lunches and have a picnic in their eating areas. Besides the local parks, California is home to thousands of attractions that people travel miles to visit. The world's largest dinosaur structures in Beaumont always bring smiles as tourists and residents sit on the 6-foot tall toes of the dinosaurs. Other great places to visit are the Hollywood sign, Los Angeles Walk of Fame, China Town in Los Angeles, and the world's largest thermometer in Baker. Sun and fun are in store for you this summer if you visit any of these amazing attractions!
The Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley is very excited to announce that its Endless Summer Fun Camp will begin June 12th and end August 15th. The Endless Summer Fun will include fun outdoor activities, arts and crafts, field trips, special events and enrichment activities.
The endless summer fun will be held at the Menifee Clubhouse located at 26301 Garbani Road Menifee Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:30pm. For more information please visit our website at www.menifeebgc.org or call (951) 246-8845.
MENIFEE – Menifee’s annual Independence Day celebration is scheduled for Sat., June 28 from 5 to 9 pm. The event is held at Wheatfield Park, located at Meifee and La Piedra roads. Parking is available along Menifee Road, with limited parking across from the park in the dirt lot along La Piedra Road. A parade down La Piedra Road kicks off the event at 5 pm, and the celebration ends with the fireworks display starting at 9 pm.
To participate in the parade, call (951) 377-6089.Live music featuring the Hyjinx Band and Cloud is scheduled throughout the evening, and the popular Gale Webb’s Extreme Sports and Air show rounds out the family-friendly entertainment. A free kids’ zone includes a jumper area and there’s a variety of food and crafts for sale. For information about participating as a craft vendor call (951) 970-1477, or to be a food vendor call (951) 809-2764.The event is free, however, attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations for the Menifee Community Cupboard. The Independence Day event is sponsored by the City of Menifee. For more information, contact the City of Menifee at (951) 672-6777.
CEO…Chief Everything Officer or Chief Executive Officer; Are you working in your business or ON your business? Almost every day I ask myself this question as I get to the office early and leave late, first in, last out mentality. Do I get up for another cup of coffee or send someone else while I finish a task actually making me money? Is the gossip at the water cooler worth the 15 minutes and (most importantly) productive?Time management is important for goals, deadlines and priorities need to be set.
Boundaries for how much TV watching, talking with friends and window shopping can be determined so more time can be devoted to positive projects and not time wasters. As we all know, even the richest people only get 24 hours in a day to be successful.The next time you are out playing a game on your cell phone, ask yourself, “is there something else I should be doing?” If the answer is yes, stop and take the correct actions to reach your goals. If you don’t have goals, put a slot of time into your day to think and daydream about the person you want to be. This can be for personal, work or whatever else you feel is necessaryto make you smile at the end of the day. Because waking up knowing you are a better person can help you stay motivated to accomplish even more as the CEO, even if it means you are the Everything Officer.
The Lake Elsinore Storm have continued to play well into the month of May, sitting atop the California League South Division with a 27-20 record. Pitching has been the primary strength of this year’s squad, as the staff has posted a league-leading 3.43 ERA through 47 games. Storm infielder Diego Goris has led the way on offense with a team-high .318 batting average while first-round draft pick Hunter Renfroe leads the team with 28 RBI.Make sure to get to The Diamond on Saturday, June 7 for the Storm Team Card Set Giveaway on Storm Alumni Night.
MENIFEE – The City of Menifee Planning Department was recently recognized for its inaugural General Plan by the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association’s (IES-APA). The city received the Comprehensive Planning Award in the small jurisdiction category.The Comprehensive Planning Award recognizes the detail, professionalism and innovation of Menifee’s inaugural General Plan, which was completed and adopted by City Council at the end of 2013. The city’s plan serves as a blueprint for the development of Menifee over the next 20 years.“Being recognized for foresight and appropriate planning for the growth of Menifee is truly an honor,” said City Manager Rob Johnson. “With community input and guidance, Menifee has taken a strategic approach to future planning. The city’s General Plan is a comprehensive, collaborative, and now, an award-winning document, that will guide the future development and growth of our community .”All California cities are required to create and adopt a general plan to serve as a planning and development tool. Following a four-year visioning process, which involved the Menifee community, residents, business owners, developers and planners, the plan was approved in 2013. Menifee’s award winning general plan features a range of components that includes establishing an Economic Development Corridor, defining open space and setting guidelines for parcels of land.Each year, the IES-APA acknowledges exceptional accomplishments in the planning field within the Inland Empire. Innovative plans and projects, in addition to planning professionals, elected officials, community members, journalists, and students are recognized.
An award dedicated to recognizing those who make a difference in the community was presented to 25-year Menifee resident Bill Zimmerman for his service to the community as President of Arts Council Menifee. Zimmerman also serves on the Board of Directors for MSJC Foundation, Menifee Valley Historical Association, and the Boys & Girls Club of Menifee Valley.
He also volunteers with the Menifee Union School District as a member of the Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee and the Local Control Accountability Plan Committee.Zimmerman was recently appointed by District V County Supervisor Marion Ashley to serve as Trails Committee member for the County Parks & Open Space District"My wife and I enjoy working with so many positive volunteers in our new city, and it is a special honor to be recognized by Assemblywoman Melendez" said Zimmerman.