Canal Tidal Gates Dedicated

Before the ribon is cut ...

Before the ribon is cut ... City officials and Canal neighbors gather to celebrate the completion of the new tidal gates at Washington Boulevard and Grand Canal.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl (center) poses for a photo op with (left to right) VCA President, Nadine Parkos, and Committee Chair, Maxine Leral.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl (center) poses for a photo op with (left to right) VCA President, Nadine Parkos, and Committee Chair, Maxine Leral.

And the ribbon is oficially cut !!!

And the ribbon is oficially cut !!!

Canalloween Enjoyed by All

Once again the VCA supported Canalloween … a community-wide Holloween party for our kids … on October 31 (of course !!!).

There was a huge crowd who enjoyed pizza and Halloween treats.

There was a huge crowd who enjoyed pizza and Halloween treats.

Canaloween Chair Marianne Wisner and helper Maxine Leral.

Canaloween Chair Marianne Wisner and helper Maxine Leral.

January Parkos Arnall's face painting table had a waiting line.

January Parkos Arnall's face painting table had a waiting line.

Kent & Elizabet Hayward ... Check out the wormey hair !!!

Kent & Elizabet Hayward ... Check out the wormey hair !!!

The youngest "jail bird" ... Dean Hayward

The youngest "jail bird" ... Dean Hayward.

Congratulations on Another Great “Row-In” Movie Night !!!

Thank you to all of you, and all of your friends, who lent a hand in making this Saturday nights “3D Creature” movie a HIT on the Canals! It was a blast and very well attended, with the fog playing it’s special effects part arriving perfectly on cue for the nail biting end of the film! It couldn’t have been better!

Special thanks to you Kent! I know you spent hours putting together all the preview trailers, and more hours making sure the film would come off as well as it did. Seeing everyone sporting their 3D glasses and  staring at the screen was a joy in it self and a nod to the “Kitsch” factor that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Let me know any pics for next years showing. I keep them all on file, and the ones that come up over and over end up winning out. Let’s discuss and decide in the spring.

Thank you so much for everyone’s help. I think this is one of my favorite events we have going on here in the canals, and I feel so lucky that everyone has continued to pull this off year after year.

See you around the neighborhood!

Sincerely,
Debra Dusay Blocker

Some Pix from VCA Movie Night

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Everybody pitches in to carry screen

Screen creator Irv Puskin

Screen creator Irv Puskin

The screen is up !!!

The screen is up !!!

More helpers set up the projector

More helpers set up the projector

Setting up speakers

Setting up speakers

The first boats arrive !!!

The first boats arrive !!!