Soles4Souls – Give Shoes, Give Love

Have a Heart – Give a Sole / May 18 – July 5, 2018

Penny Akashi, Silver Strand resident and Sales Partner at the Brighton store in Marina del Rey, will be collecting gently used men’s, women’s and children’s shoes for Soles4Souls from now until July 5th. Last year, Penny collected approximately 100 pairs of shoes, most of which were donated by her Silver Strand neighbors!

Brighton has partnered with Soles4Souls, a wonderful charity that collects new and gently-worn shoes (men’s, women’s and children’s) and distributes them worldwide to those who do not have access to shoes.

More than 300 million people worldwide are without a single pair of shoes – leaving them vulnerable to injuries and infections, yet every year, millions of shoes are thrown away in landfills.Soles4Souls

In 2017, Brighton collected 234,000 pairs of gently-used shoes which were donated to Soles4Souls to help children and adults in need of the simple, yet life-changing gift of a pair of shoes. To date, Brighton has collected over a million pairs of shoes.

Your shoe donation can be dropped off over the wall in front of Penny’s home at 135 Ketch Mall or you can contact Penny at penny.akashi@gmail.com and she will pick up the shoes. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Penny at penny.akashi@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for supporting such a worthwhile cause.

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Next SSMHOA Board Meeting – Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The next SSMHOA regular Board Meeting will take place on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm sharp at 4707 Via Dolce.

All registered SSMHOA homeowners are welcome to attend. Homeowners can address questions and concerns to the Board during the Homeowners Forum which precedes reports on the regular agenda items and, if they wish, leave after they have spoken.

There will be reports from the Chairs of the Landscape, Security, Block Captain, Street, Emergency Preparedness, HOA Community Liaison, Path Maintenance, and Government Action Committees, maintenance proposals review and discussion on parking.

Silver Strand Spring Has Sprung

The flowers are blooming and the bees are back in the Silver Strand and the Mickey and Minnie Cactus is proof of  it.”

Explosive colors, texture and lavender scent can be found along our own Silver Strand Walking Path. Thanks to 2017’s rainy downpours season and snowy deluge, flowers and seeds are germinating and roots are spreading and growing.

Go out, smell the flowers, and enjoy our beautiful neighborhood path.

Please find our Mickey and Minnie Cactus as well as a collection of blooming local flowers as photographed by Clarissa Cervantes.

Submitted by Clarissa Cervantes

 

 

Reminder: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Potluck This Saturday

Please join your neighbors for a Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Potluck this Saturday, May 5 at 4 pm!!

The Ketch and Lighthouse Malls and all of Roma Court from Mast Court to Via Dolce are having our SIXTH multi block party to meet and get to know our neighbors better!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 4 pm til whenever . . .
Place: Lighthouse Mall

Please bring something to share and also chairs or a blanket.  We will provide plates, cups, utensils and the tables to set up for the food and drinks.  Also some fun stuff for all children that attend!

Please let us know if you plan to be there, the number coming (kids, pets and friends from all of the other malls are invited too), and what you will be bringing (so we can try to have a balanced and varied choices of dishes).

Please email either Eileen Nugent (etnugent@verizon.net) or Cindy Carlin (cindycarlin@gmail.com).

We hope to see you then!  Eileen, Penny, Cindy and Kris

Reminder: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Potluck is Saturday, May 5

Please join your neighbors for a Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Potluck!!

The Ketch and Lighthouse Malls and all of Roma Court from Mast Court to Via Dolce are having our SIXTH multi block party to meet and get to know our neighbors better!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 4 pm til whenever . . .
Place: Lighthouse Mall

Please bring something to share and also chairs or a blanket.  We will provide plates, cups, utensils and the tables to set up for the food and drinks.  Also some fun stuff for all children that attend!

Please let us know if you plan to be there, the number coming (kids, pets and friends from all of the other malls are invited too), and what you will be bringing (so we can try to have a balanced and varied choices of dishes).

Please email either Eileen Nugent (etnugent@verizon.net) or Cindy Carlin (cindycarlin@gmail.com).

We hope to see you then!  Eileen, Penny, Cindy and Kris

Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Potluck – May 5 at 4pm

Ole! Let’s Party Again!

Please join your neighbors for a Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Potluck!!

The Ketch and Lighthouse Malls and all of Roma Court from Mast Court to Via Dolce are having our SIXTH multi block party to meet and get to know our neighbors better!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 4 pm til whenever . . .
Place: Lighthouse Mall

Please bring something to share and also chairs or a blanket. We will provide plates, cups, utensils and the tables to set up for the food and drinks. Also some fun stuff for all children that attend!

Please let us know if you plan to be there, the number coming (kids, pets and friends from all of the other malls are invited too), and what you will be bringing (so we can try to have a balanced and varied choices of dishes).

Please email either Eileen Nugent (etnugent@verizon.net) or Cindy Carlin (cindycarlin@gmail.com).

We hope to see you then!  Eileen, Penny, Cindy and Kris

Next “Books in the Afternoon Book Club” – May 15 at 3pm

The third Silver Strand “Books in the Afternoon Book Club” met at Nora Nicosia’s house on Tuesday April 10th.  Our selected book was the best seller The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.  It was a whodunit with twists and suspense.  It is an easy read—some even found themselves getting up early on a Sunday morning to find out the ending.  Besides dealing with a murder a la Hitchcock “Rear Window,” the book dealt with grief and agoraphobia.  One member thought the book read like a screenplay and in fact the book has been optioned to become a movie.  This is the author’s first book although he is an accomplished book editor.  We voted the book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The group has expanded to a perfect size of seven or eight.  We now plan to meet every five weeks—two months is too long to wait.  Our next meeting will be Tuesday May 15th at 3 pm at Nora’s house on Spinnaker.  The book selected is Before We Were Yourby Lisa Wingate.  This book received a high rating on Amazon by over 6,141 readers.

We have also selected Mary Coin: A Novel by Marisa Silver for June in case you want to read along with us.

If you have any questions about the group, please contact Nora Nicosia at noranic@ca.rr.com or Clarissa Cervantes at cissapaz@hotmail.com.

Emergency Preparedness Event – April 21, 2018 – 10AM

STAYING SAFE IN THE SILVER STRAND
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 – 10AM

JOIN US FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT
(Hosted by the SSHOA EP Committee and Sandy Gooch)

PRESENTER: NICK HIPPISLEY-COXE, AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER will discuss:

  • Emergency Preparedness Planning for home, family and travel – “What you will need”
  • The Basics of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – Simple Demonstration

DATE: Saturday April 21, 2018
TIME : 10-11:30AM
LOCATION: 116 Lighthouse Mall

PLEASE RSVP with Richard Cervantes, rccbeth@aol.com or Sandy Gooch, sandy@sandygooch.com