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The Magazine of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce FALL 2016 VALLEJO WATERFRONT WEEKEND A fun way to bring community together for a worthy cause

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S MARITIME GOOD TIME SHINING THE LIGHTS TURNING THE PAGE Waterfront Weekend brings community together ........................PAGE 6 City Lights Caf brightens up Vallejo f

WELCOME Showcasing a really great small business and community partner Do you all remember that song ... 525,600 Minutes ... talking about the number of minutes in a year Well ... Im thinking of a new

Rich, congratulations on your retirement. On behalf of Tom and all the folks at Recology, we wish you the very best in the future and suggest you get a haircut. FALL 2016 5

MARITIME GOOD TIME Waterfront Weekend brings community together for fun and fundraiser for MIRA Center By Jerry LaMartina T 6 he Vallejo Waterfront Weekend is in its third consecutive year of resurg

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fire captain for the City of Vallejo. The MIRA Center is a very worthy cause, and theyre in transition, so we were trying to bring everybody together and start working on stuff to help them out. An en

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STROKE ... STROKE ... STROKE ... Whaleboat Regatta rows its way to Waterfront Weekend T he Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association is organizing the Whaleboat Regatta at Vallejo Waterfront Weekend

NEW THIS NEW THIS SUMMER SUMMER Making Memories in Vallejo 800.4.VALLEJO 800.4.VALLEJO Your Bay Area Fun Starts Here Your Bay Area Fun Starts Here Vallejo Admirals

WELL, THATS JUST DUCKY Lucky Ducky Derby gets quacking for Vallejo F ighting Back Partnership is sponsoring the Lucky Ducky Derby, which is making its debut at this years Vallejo Waterfront Weekend,

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CONGRATULATIONS We appreciate everything you have done to make our Vallejo Chamber of Commerce great and to promote the City of Vallejo Enjoy the next chapter of your life RICH 14 14 WE ARE VALLEJ

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SHINING THE LIGHTS City Lights Caf brightens up Vallejo for more than 30 years By Jerry LaMartina Photos by Brian OReilly N ew Years Eve of 1985 was especially festive for Chris and Lesley Warnshuis

By 2008, they decided it was time to pare down all the directions in which the business had gone and, carrying with them 23 years of memories, they moved City Lights to a much smaller building across

Asked how or why they are still in the restaurant business, one that is notorious for a high failure rate, Lesley says, Its been a constant challenge, requiring hard work, tenaciousness, a little ma

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TURNING THE PAGE Curtola finishes chapter as leader of Vallejo Chamber By Jerry LaMartina I f you ask Rich Curtola to sum up his career in two words, he responds quickly, servant motivator. Curtolas

truck and, unbelievably, unbelievably, grind fresh hamburger Later I was given the unique opportunity to learn to wash dishes and bus tables ... then to scrub the rest rooms ... and eventually, in lat

paternal grandparents moved to California from Ohio around 1915. They had emigrated from Gizzeria, in Italys Calabria region, to the United States around 1909. The Curtola Family came to Vallejo in 19

Serving the Vallejo community for over 35 years We congratulate Rich on his retirement and appreciate all he has done for our Community 7075524545 FALL 2016 23

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