The 23rd Annual Taste of Encino

Encino is a wonderful place to call home. Among its many spectacular attributes are some of the finest restaurants in the world. Each year Encino celebrates its culinary excellence by taking to the streets in a festival of flavors known as The Taste of Encino.
This year will mark the 23rd anniversary of the Festival and it promises to be one for the record books.

The 2010 festival is scheduled for October 9th and will take place at the St. Cyril School which is located at 4548 Haskell Avenue in Encino, at Haskell Avenue and Ventura Blvd.
The fun begins at 10 am and will continue until 9pm.

Area restaurants will be in attendance offering a wide variety of food along with artisans and craftspeople with treasures sure to delight. For those with young children there will also be a kid’s area complete with a moon bounce, a rock climbing wall, and a pumpkin patch ideal for picture taking. Additionally there will be home improvement and disaster preparedness exhibitions as well as a beer and wine pavilion.

Ticket prices are $5 for adults, admission is free for children under the age of 12. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund local school and community projects including the annual Teacher of the Year luncheon and the Disaster Preparedness Community Outreach. Free parking is available within walking distance to the festival. Tickets can be purchased at the event or from the Encino Chamber of Commerce.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to enjoy the best of Encino’s food and entertainment while supporting local schools and community outreach! I know I’ll be there. I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Sweet Evening of Wine and Jazz

The Encino Chamber of Commerce will be hosting The Sweet Evening of Wine and Jazz on June 4 th from 5pm to 9pm at the Hilton Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills.

Featured at the event will be a selection of fine wines, micro brews, appetizers and an array of desserts. wineThis is a wonderful opportunity to gather with friends and community members, enjoy delectable delicacies, good company and raise money for some very worthy charities.

Tickets are $50 per person and $85 per couple. A portion of the proceeds from this delightful event will benefit: Ability First, California Family, The Cal Fam Counseling Center, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Parkinson’s Resource Center.

I hope I see you there!  For more information on this event visit the Encino Chamber of Commerce.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Fall In Encino

By Carol Wolfe

I love this time of year.  There is still the warmth of summer but there is also a new breeze this time of year that picks up in the late afternoon. It whispers of the more moderate temperatures that will last all winter long.  For me this time of year is about home.  The kids are back in school, the holidays are still far enough away that it is time to just concentrate on home.

Home should be a place that welcomes and soothes.  For many right now home is a source of stress.  For some it is a result of an impending interest adjustment that is causing stress, for others it is a lack of space to accommodate a growing family.  What ever the reason, it is never a good idea to experience stress because of your home.  And now is a great time to be home shopping.  If you would like to reduce your stress and be in the perfect living situation, give me a call.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Lake Balboa

By Carol Wolfe

With so many things to see and do in our diverse and amazing corner of the world, it can be overwhelming picking a fun family location for a bit of fun.  I like to keep things simple.  With gas prices so high, why not stay close to home and enjoy all of the benefits of living in our modern day paradise?  One of my favorite destination spots year round is Lake Balboa.

Located in the Anthony C. Beilenson water recreation facility within the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin, Lake Balboa is a 27 acre fun filled lake.  Activities at the lake include fishing, boating, kayaking, jogging, walking and a remote control boating cove.

There are barbeque pits, children’s play areas, picnic tables, pedal boats and much more.  While there is no swimming there are plenty of other activities to keep the whole family happy.  Pets are allowed but must be kept on leash at all times.

Check out the fun at Lake Balboa!

Encino ~ Gracious Living

by Carol Wolfe

Encino is a beautiful place to live. Even its name represents its picturesque beauty.  Encino was named after the Rancho Los Encinos, literally translated as the Ranch of the Evergreens.  This was the name for the area which was given to the Gabielino Indians by the Spanish government after they left the California Missions in the early 1800s.  Established in 1845, Rancho Encino was a hub of activity.  Its rich water sources and springs made it a desirable place to live.  In the late 1800’s the Encino Roadhouse was built and Encino became an important mail stop between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In the early nineteen hundreds the community of Encino began to grow and diversify.  Today Encino continues to be hub of activity; it remains rich with green foliage and excellent water sources.  The main aquifer for Los Angeles runs deep below the surface of Encino.  Thoroughly modern our fair city has stayed true to its name and remained ever green.  If you are interested in relocating to the Los Angeles area, let me show you what Encino has to offer.  I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.