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April 2016 WGBA Board meeting

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The April 2016 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.  Coffee is served and all are welcome to attend.  

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March 2016 WGBA Board Meeting

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The March 2016 meeting of the WGBA Board of Directors will be Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.  Coffee is served and all are welcome to attend. 

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February 2016 WGBA Board Meeting

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The February 2016 meeting of the WGBA Board of Directors will be Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.   Coffee is served and all are welcome. 

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Raise funds for MS at WGHS Girls' Basketball Games on Jan. 22

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December 2015 WGBA Board Meeting

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The December 2015 meeting of the WGBA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at 8 am at the WG Community Center.

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Santa Pictures in Downtown Willow Glen

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Visit with Santa in Downtown Willow Glen this Holiday Season! See www.willowglen.org/Santa-Pictures for schedule. Please note the NEW location for Santa this year - he will be located at Bella Carta Studio, 1314 Lincoln Ave (located in the back of the building) for all seated photo sessions.  

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Willow Glen Christmas Cruise - Saturday, December 19th at 6 pm

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Decorate your car and join in a Willow Glen Christmas Cruise!   Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at 6 pm - Holiday lights cruise starts at 7 pm.   Starting location is 1261 Lincoln Ave. parking lot (next to CVS).   Prizes will be given out for the most popular decorated cars that attend!

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Mann's Jewelers Holiday Party - Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 6 - 8:30 pm

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Join Mann's Jewelers for their fun annual Holiday Party!   Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 6 - 8:30 pm 

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2015 Holiday Cable Car Tours

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There is no better place to spend the holidays than Willow Glen!  One of the best things about Willow Glen is the festive spirit of the nearby neighborhoods with the traditional yard trees and other fun decorations. Returning for the holidays again this year is the fun, old fashioned cable car that you can ride to view the holiday lights!   2015 Cable Car Rides Schedule: Saturday, December 12, 2015 Sunday, December 13, 2015 Saturday, December 19, 2015 Sunday, December 20......

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2015 Willow Glen Commemorative Ornament Now Available

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The 2015 Willow Glen Commemorative Ornament is here!  This year's ornament (the 4th year) features a cable car on one side and Santa and a Downtown WG crosswalk arbor on the other side.   Ornaments are now available at the following participating merchants:   Athletic Performance Bella James Details Clothing Co.  Hicklebee's Mariette Chocolates Whatnots and Dodads Three Sisters Underground Fashion Boutique  

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Magpie 10th Annual Christmas Open House

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Magpie will be hosting their 10th annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, Nov. 15 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  

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Bella James Free People Holiday Shop

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Bella James is hosting a Free People Holiday Shop this weekend - Friday, Nov. 13 - Sunday, Nov. 15 

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Apis Floral 1st Anniversary Soiree - Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

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Help Apis Floral celebrate their one year anniversary in Willow Glen with a wonderful holday open ouse and soiree!      Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm 

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WG Community Center Gift Box Boutique - Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm

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The Willow Glen Community Center is hosting a Gift Box Boutique on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm, featuring handmade items from local artisans.  

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Pumpkin Pairing at Vin Santo Ristorante to Benefit WGHS Athletics - Sunday, Nov. 15 (Brunch) and Monday, Nov. 16 (Dinner)

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Enjoy a wonderful "Pumpkin Pairing" at Vin Santo Ristorante to benefit WGHS Athletics! Brunch will be Sunday, Nov. 15th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm  Dinner will be Monday, Nov. 16th beginning at 6:00 pm Call 408-920-2508 for reservations  

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Local Talent Author Weekend at Hicklebee's - Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Come celebrate local literary talent this weekend at Hicklebee's Bookstore!

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Love, Loss and What I Wore - Performances at Center for Spiritual Living

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With performances on Nov. 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th, "Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is the tale of how a woman’s wardrobe chronicles her life and changes as she does, from childhood to old age. A play by Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia) & Delia Ephron (You’ve Got Mail, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), and based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, it is uproariously funny and not to be missed. The play perfectly charts the...

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October 2015 Board Meeting

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The October 2015 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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Elks Holiday Boutique

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The Annual Elks Holiday Boutique will be held on Saturday, October 10th from 10am to 4pm in the Lodge Main Ballroom. This year’s event will celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. A “Loaded Baked Potato” bar will be available for a modest lunch fee.   What better way to shop for original one-of-kind items those special people on your holiday list than by purchasing gifts from local vendors? This is a fun filled way of shopping at the local Elks Lodge.   For more information...

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Founders' Day Cable Car History Tours

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New this year! Stick around in Downtown Willow Glen after the Founders' Day Parade for a fun cable car ride and history tour!More than just a fun ride around beautiful Willow Glen, thanks to a partnership with the Preservation Action Council of San Jose (PACSJ) these cable car rides will be narrated by PACSJ volunteers who have put together a wonderful tour filled with lots of historical tidbits and trivia about Willow Glen.Cable car tour rides are $20 for adults and $10 for children under age...

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Meet Author Fern Field Brooks at Hicklebee's

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Meet Author Fern Field Brooks and some Fantastic Felines at Hicklebee's on Saturday, September 26th from 12 - 2 pm. Fern is an award-winning TV producer/writer/director and author of ‘They Call Me Destiny’, the story of a rescue kitten's journey from the gutters in New York to a fancy condo in Manhattan and weekends in the Hamptons. Visit svpetproject.org for more details and reservations.

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September 2015 Board Meeting

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The September 2015 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:00 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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August 2015 Board Meeting

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The August 2015 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:00 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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Ladies' Night Out - Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Gather your girlfriends and come say goodbye to summer in style!  Join over 40 participating businesses in Downtown Willow Glen for a fun Summer Ladies' Night Out on Thursday, August 6th!   Download attached map for details!    

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Sweet Talk: Willow Glen’s Newest Physician, Dr. Sian Lindsay, to Discuss the Health Benefits of Chocolate at Upcoming “Talk with the Doc”

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“The Health Benefits of Chocolate” Join Dr. Sian Lindsay, Willow Glen’s first primary care physician, as she shares the latest research on chocolate’s health benefits, including: ~ Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily is connected to reduced risks for heart disease and stroke (Heart,’15) ~ Flavonoids found in chocolate can help to repair damage caused by free radicals; chocolate is also reported to be beneficial for vascular health and may lower blood pressure (Cleveland Clinic......

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Dr. Sian Lindsay Opens the Doors at Willow Glen Primary Care Medicine

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The newest member of the Willow Glen business community, Dr. Sian Lindsay (also a Willow Glen resident), recently hosted dozens of local participants at a well-attended Open House.  They met, mingled, and learned about Willow Glen Primary Care Medicine, Dr. Lindsay’s new practice, offering compassionate, experienced and very personalized care. “Treating the whole patient – body and mind – makes a significant difference in the way people live their lives,” says Dr. Lindsay. “At the...

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July 2015 WGBA Board Meeting

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The July 2015 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 8:00 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.  

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2015 Founders' Day Parade - Parade Entry Form Now Available Online

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The beloved Willow Glen Founders' Day Parade will be back again in 2015!    This year's parade will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:30 am.   The parade entry guidelines and application form are now available online at: www.willowglen.org/Founders-Day-Parade-Signup   Want to learn how to make your parade float or walking entry more creative and entertaining for the crowd? Join us for a FREE parade entry workshop with a parade professional on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from...

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June 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

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The June 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Willow Glen Business Association will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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20th Annual Dancin' on the Avenue - Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Join us for the 20th Annual Dancin' on the Avenue!    Saturday, June 20, 2015 2:00 - 8:00 pm   For more information: Entertainment Schedule Road Closure Notice Volunteer Food    

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WGBA May 2015 Board Meeting

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The May 2015 Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12th at 8 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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Dancin' on the Avenue Community Stage Applications Being Accepted

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Applications are being accepted from community dance schools and troupes to perform on the Round Table Community Stage at this year's 20th Annual Dancin' on the Avenue, set for Saturday, June 20, 2015.    Applications are due by no later than April 24, 2015.    If you have any questions please call the Willow Glen Business Association at 408-298-2100.  

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Violet J. Wellness Spa Hosting "Willow Glen Feel Good Day" to Benefit San Jose Supportive Housing

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Willow Glen's Violet J. Wellness Spa has organized a "Willow Glen Feel Good Day" on Sunday, May 17th to pamper clients of San Jose Supportive Housing. If you'd like to help, too, they are accepting donations of used clothing in good condition for women, men and children. For more information contact Violet Johnson at 408-297-4899.

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Barre3 Willow Glen Teams Up to Help "Every Mother Counts"

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barre3 Willow Glen is teaming up with an incredible non-profit called Every Mother Counts (EMC) to support maternal health.  They are partnering in 2 ways:  1. The first Monday of every month (Mama Monday), they're donating 100% of the proceeds from childcare to EMC, an organization that supports safe pregnancies and childbirth for mothers in the US and around the globe. Proceeds will be used to give women access to better medical care, provide caregivers with essential supplies, and educate...

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WGBA April 2015 Board Meeting

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The April 2015 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, April 14th at 8 am at the WG Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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Spring Wine Walk - April 25, 2015

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Join us for the annual Willow Glen Spring Wine Walk! Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tickets available online at www.willowglen.org/Wine-Walks

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Willow Glen Charm Easter Egg Hunt

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Save the date for Willow Glen Charm's annual Easter Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 4, 2015 10 - 11 am Willow Glen Town Square, 1100 Lincoln Bring your own basket!

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Taste of Willow Glen

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Tickets are still available for the first-ever Taste of Willow Glen - a fun evening of dancing to the music of Willow Glen's own Joe Sharino Band, delicious tastes from Willow Glen restaurants, and wine from Willow Glen's own Coterie Cellars!   Tickets are $75 and include admission, music, unlimited food, and two glasses of wine.  A full cash bar will also be available.  Purchase tickets online at willowglen.org or call 408-298-2100 (Monday - Friday) to purchase tickets by phone.  

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WGBA Board of Directors' Meeting

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The Willow Glen Business Association's March 2015 Board of Directors' Meeting will be held on  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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Farnsworth Family Art Night

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Join the Farnsworth Family for a complimentary evening of art, drinks and music.  Featuring over 20 local artists including works by Charisse Petruno and Monica Farnsworth.     Sunday, March 1, 2015 Garden Theater 4 - 7 pm

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Apis Floral Valentine's Flowers to Benefit Silicon Valley Pet Project

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When you show your love by getting your Valentine flowers from Apis Floral you'll also be showing your love to a rescued dog! Apis will be donating 10% of every flower bouquet sale during this week of Valentines to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Pet Project!

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Willow Glen Elementary School Lucky Tiger Fest

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The Willow Glen Elementary School PTA is hosting its annual dinner/auction fundraiser, the Lucky Tiger Fest, next month. When: Friday, March 13, from 7 to 11 p.m.  Where: Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave. Why: To support hands-on science labs, music classes, and other crucial educational programs. How Much: Tickets are $75 each, in advance -- To purchase tickets, go here: www.wgepta.org/events/auction/ -- To donate an item — gift certificates, services, a week of camp, and...

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Road Diet Trial Meeting - Feb 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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If you would like to learn more about the upcoming Lincoln Ave. Road Diet Trial, the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA) will be hosting a town meeting next Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 pm in the Willow Glen Elementary School cafeteria.   For more information about the Lincoln Ave. Road Diet Trial or to give feedback please also visit our webpage at http://www.willowglen.org/road-diet

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Taste of Willow Glen - March 14, 2015

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New this year!  Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 7 pm to 11 pm for a fun evening of dancing to the music of Willow Glen's own Joe Sharino Band and delicious tastes from participating Willow Glen restaurants including The Table, Hay Market, Vin Santo, Opa!, Dolcetto, Willow Street Pizza, Yuki Sushi, 20Twenty Cheese Bar, Mariette Chocolate Shop, La Villa, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.  Also featuring the wine of Willow Glen's own Coterie Cellars! Tickets are $75 in advance and include...

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WGBA Board of Directors Feb 2015 Meeting

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The WGBA Board of Directors February 2015 meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.   

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Taste of Willow Glen

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Please join us for NEW event this year - the first annual Taste of Willow Glen! Featuring the Joe Sharino Band and tastes from participating Willow Glen restaurants, including The Table, Hay Market, Vin Santo, Opa!, Dolcetto, Willow Street Pizza, Yuki Sushi, 20Twenty Cheese Bar, Mariette Chocolate Shop, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.  Also featuring the wine of Willow Glen's own Coterie Cellars! Tickets are $75 each and include admission, food, and 2 glasses of wine - purchase tickets in advance...

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2015 Crab Fest present by Willow Glen Post 318 of the American Legion

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The American Legion Willow Glen Post 318 presents......

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Alzheimer's Association to host Reason to Hope luncheon

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More than 300 guests will enjoy a fast paced, one hour luncheon thatwill give them the opportunity to learn more about the Associationand our efforts to support families across the state and the latest inAlzheimer’s research. Guests will hear a powerful, first-hand accountfrom a newly diagnosed individual, which will highlight the positiveeffect the Association’s programs have on Bay Area families andCalifornia’s healthcare community. During the luncheon, attendees will have an...

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December 2014 Board Meeting

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The next meeting of the WGBA Board of Directors will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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Willow Glen Cares Seeks Donations

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Willow Glen Cares (a 501(c)(3) organization) is seeking donations to help support as many as 25 Willow Glen High School students and families for the Winter Holidays. Donors can support a student, adopt a family, or donate supplies such as: •         Baby/Children/Teen Gifts for the holiday season. •         Gift cards for groceries & specialty stores, Target, Safeway, Walmart, Starbucks etc. •         School supplies: notebooks, pens, pencils, binder paper......

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Hassett Hardware Thanksgiving Sale

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Hassett Hardware is having a great sale for Thanksgiving Weekend - check it out!

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WGNA to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Road Diet Test

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The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association will be hosting a meeting on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 7-9 pm to discuss the proposed road diet test on Lincoln Ave.   Please see attached flyer for details.

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Apis Floral Holiday Open House

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Join Apis Floral for their first Holiday Open House!   Wednesday, November 19th from 5 - 9 pm

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Morning Crane Healing Arts Center Available to Rent for Special Events

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Looking for a great venue for your next event?  Morning Crane Healing Arts Center is now available to rent for a private event!  The beautiful 1,000 sq ft space can be customized for groups from 2 to 60.  

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November 2014 WGBA Board Meeting Date Moved to November 12th Due to Veterans Day

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The November 2014 meeting of the WGBA Board of Directors has been changed from the normal day/time (second Tuesday of the month at 8 am) to Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 am at the WG Community & Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln.  The change of date for the November meeting is due to the regularly scheduled day (second Tuesday of the month) falling on November 11, which is Veterans' Day. 

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2014 Willow Glen Ornament Now Available

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The 2014 Willow Glen Commemorative Ornament has arrived!    This year's ornament, the third in the series, features the historic Buffington House located at 1224 Lincoln Ave., currently home to the Daprile-Bell Law Offices.  Ornaments are now available for purchase at the following participating stores in Downtown Willow Glen: Bella James, 1151 Lincoln Ave. Details Clothing Co., 1322 Lincoln Ave. Hicklebee's, 1378 Lincoln Ave.  Jorcal Hat Company, 1314 Lincoln Ave. Kool Kids Couture......

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Bare Wax Lounge Fundraiser on Nov 16-17 for Fred's Friends

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Bare Wax Lounge is having a fundraiser on November 16-17, donating 10% of sales at the salon those days to a local rescue group called, Fred's Friends. They specialize in puppies and kittens under 4 months. This fundraiser in particular is for a puppy they received with a very severe cleft lip and palette. Make an appointment to get beautiful and help Mr. Fig Newton!

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New Sign

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Phase 2 of the sign restoration is now complete at The Table (corner of Willow and Lincoln). Christmas came early this year - what a great gift to the community for it to say Willow Glen!

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Small Business Saturday Proclamation

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On behalf of small businesses in Willow Glen and throughout San Jose, the Willow Glen Business Association was proud to have board president Tim Mulcahy accept the proclamation officially recognizing Saturday, November 29th as Small Business Saturday in San Jose at today's city council meeting!

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Holiday Cable Car Rides

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Returning again this holiday season will be old fashioned cable car rides to view lights in the neaby neighborhood!    The dates will be: Friday, Dec. 12 Sunday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 19 Saturday, Dec. 20 Sunday, Dec. 21   Visit http://www.willowglen.org/CableCar-Rides for more information and to purchase tickets online.  Proceeds from the cable car rides benefit the nonprofit Willow Glen Business Association.

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Shop for a Cause Holiday Boutique

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Shop for a Cause Holiday Boutique To Benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Friday and Saturday October 24 & 25 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. 1820 Georgetta Drive in Willow Glen Hand-crafted items, jewelry, purses, scarves, accessories, Stell& Dot, Fibi & Clo, Jamberry, Mary Kay, blown glass pumpkins & ornaments, toffee & peanut brittle, succulents, avian art, ceramics, jams and more. All from local vendors donating at least 20 percent to Relay for Life. PLUS hand-made...

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Vin Santo Ristorante's New Sunday Brunch

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Vin Santo Ristorante is now offering a fabulous Sunday Brunch! Featuring made to order waffles and omelettes, eggs benedict, chicken fried steak, chicken and waffles, and more! Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm and only $13.99 for adults and $8.99 for children.   Bottomless mimosas are $10 and bottomless bloody mary's and screwdrivers are $15.  

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Film Screening: High Ground - Saturday, November 8th

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Film Screening: High Ground Saturday, November 8 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm Willow Glen Branch Library 1157 Minnesota Ave San José, CA 95125 High Ground Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the...

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Nov. 16 - Siena Bistro Free the Children Dinner

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Join Siena Bistro for a great evening of food, drinks and entertainment to learn more about the Free the Children Club led by Notre Dame students.   Sunday, November 16th from 4 - 8 pm.  $55 per person.  For tickets call Tamara Costa at 408-799-2967 or email tamara21081@yahoo.com.

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Halanda Studio offers FREE Community Hour

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Halanda Studio is available FREE of rent for 1 hour a month Want to share your talents, passions, culture, skills or gifts with the community? We, at Halanda Studio, thrive on making people happy and contributing positively to their lives. In that spirit, we created the "Community Hour". Every month, Halanda Studio is available FREE of rent for one hour to anyone who wants to share their talents, skills, passions or culture with the community. The Community Hour is open to any and all topics......

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Spook in Style - Half off all packaged costumes at Park Place Vintage!

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Spook in Style with a great costume from Park Place Vintage!   All packaged costumes are now 50% off!

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Sassy Seats Art Contest - Deadline 10/31/14

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It's been several years since the bus benches were painted in Downtown Willow Glen, so the WGBA's "Our Avenue Committee" (OAC) has revitalized the "Sassy Seats" art contest with a lot of generous help from OAC member Stacey Houghton of Valley Painting Parties and a generous grant from Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio! The deadline is October 31st. For more information about the contest:http://www.valleypaintingparties.com/SassySeats2014.pdf For a contest entry...

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October 2014 WGBA Board Meeting

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The October meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln. 

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WGBA September 2014 Board Meeting

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The next meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association Board of Directors will be Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. 

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City of San Jose Public Meeting on Future Bicycle Projects - Aug 13 at 6 pm at Gardner Community Center

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The City of San Jose will host a public meeting on future bicyle projects on Wednesday, August 13th at 6 pm at the Gardner Community Center, 520 W. Virginia Street.     Visit http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/33478  for additional information.

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August 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

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The next meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, August 12 at 8 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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Founders' Day Parade Entry Workshop

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Learn how to make your Founders' Day Parade entry more fun, memorable and entertaining at this free parade entry workshop, presented by Upbeat Parade Productions.     Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:00 - 8:30 pm Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.    RSVP to upbeatparades@aol.com

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Christmas in July at Bluewater Seafood & Crab

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Enjoy Christmas in July with Anchor Brewing Company at Bluewater Seafood & Crab on Thursday, July 31st - $4 Anchor Christmas Ale an Anchor Summer Beer, plus an appearance by Santa!

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Blue Water Seafood & Crab - Ninkasi Pints for Cause to benefit Patriot Paws Service Dogs

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Visit WGBA Associate Member Blue Water Seafood & Crab on Tuesday, July 29th for Ninkasi Pints for A Cause supporting the Patriot Paws Service Dogs! 

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July 2014 Board Meeting

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The next meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association Board of Directors will be Tuesday, July 8th at 8 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln.

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June 2014 Board Meeting

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The June 2014 meeting of the WGBA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community and Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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Bay Area Golf Classic

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Swing for a cause at the Bay Area Golf Classic on May 19, 2014 to benefit Cityteam.   Cityteam's life saving programs have been providing real change and real hope for those who are homeless or living in poverty in the Bay Area.

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The May 2014 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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Ramp It Up to Build America Benefit Concert May 17

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  Ramp It Up to Build America! Benefit Concert on May 17, 2014 Fundraiser celebration event to raise $4000 features three localbands, silent auction, and light refreshments.   Jeremy Edwards is an Eagle Scout, Bellarmine 2013 graduate, Willow Glen resident and civil engineering student at UC Berkeley who is raising funds to construct accessible amenities at camps that serve people with disabilities. Participating as a Build America volunteer with the nonprofit Push America this summer......

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April 2014 Board of Directors' Meeting

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The next meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community & Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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Red Dot Fitness Meat & Greet

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Join Red Dot Fitness for a "Meat & Greet" BBQ on Friday, April 11th from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm and help them celebrate another year on the Avenue and the debut of their new SPGT Studio.   Giveaways/raffle items including: - 1 free month SGPT - Free yoga packages - Free boxing packages - Win a 1 month training package with the RDF owners

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Applications are now being accepted for the Community Stage at the 19th Annual Dancin' on the Avenue, set for Saturday, June 21, 2014.   To apply download the attached application form and return it by April 14, 2014.

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Under One Tent

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Under One Tent - A Pop Up Vintage Shop for Home & Garden - 4 Days Only Thursday, March 13 through Sunday, March 16, 2014 Hours Thursday through Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm Hours Sunday - 12 pm to 4 pm   in Downtown Willow Glen at 1357 Lincoln (behind Le Boulanger - in the old "Paris Flea" space)

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Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Meeting Thursday, March 20, 2014 Willow Glen Community Center 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose 7-9pm Join the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association as expert panelists and members ofthe SJPD and SJFD dig into the numbers, the resources, the negotiations, the changes, the challenges, the lives affected, and the opportunitiesfor a safer San Jose.  

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Senator Jim Beall's Pancakes and Parks

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Senator Jim Beall's Pancakes and Parks Saturday - March 15, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am   Enjoy a free pancake breakfast with State Senator Jim Beall and learn about the future of open space in Santa Clara County. Special guest speaker, Andrea Mackenzie, general manager from the Open Space Authority, will give overview of their 30-year  strategic plan to protect open space in Santa Clara County.  There will be time for you to ask questions and share your legislative ideas about parks, trails......

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WGBA March 2014 Board meeting

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The next meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community and Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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Bella James - Fashion in the Garden

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Sign up today for Bella James' annual Fashion in the Garden!   Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm Garden Theater (1165 Lincoln Ave)   Featuring the latest trends in fashion, swimwear, make-up & hair.  Emcee'd by Marla Davies from 106.5. Enjoy drawings and refreshments.

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Spring Wine Walk Now Available

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Join us for a Spring afternoon of strolling the avenue and sipping wine from over 30 wineries at our annual Spring Wine Walk!    Set for Saturday, April 26th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.   Tasting sites will be set up in various businesses in Downtown Willow Glen, so it is also a great opportunity to visit some shops and restaurants that you may not have visited before and meet ourmany local business owners.   Tickets are $35 (plus $1 processing fee) in advance and include a commemorative wine...

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WGBA Board of Directors Meeting - February 11, 2014

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The February, 2014 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Willow Glen Business Association will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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WGNA Meeting: The State of Homelessness in San Jose, a Roundtable Discussion

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Join the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association for a roundtable discussion about the state of homelessness in San Jose. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:00 - 9:00 pm 2175 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA  95125   For additional details download attached flyer

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WGBA Business Expo and Blood Drive

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This Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 am to 4 pm, come visit with Willow Glen businesses and organizations, and learn how they work within the Willow Glen community. The business expo is held in conjunction with the WGBA semi-annual blood drive conducted by the Red Cross, and will be held at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Avenue. Businesses scheduled to attend include:   Bank of America Castlerock Realty World Citibank Doctors for Health & Wellness Edward Jones Eye Luv Lucy...

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Shop and Dine with your Heart in Downtown Willow Glen this Valentine's!

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Shop and dine with your heart this Valentine's Day in Downtown Willow Glen!   Many of our great local businesses are offering sweet specials - click here for a complete list of the businesses who have let us know about their offers.

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3rd Annual Willow Glen Lions Club Wine Tasting - Friday, February 7

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Friday February 7, 2014 • 5 to 7 pm Support Willow Glen Lions Club charities as you enjoy a wide variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres and fine wines. Joseph George Fine Wines 1559 Meridian, San Jose Admission: $30 • Advanced sales only Call to order tickets: (408) 978-7700   100% of fundraising proceedsbenefit WG Lions Club nonprofits. Learn more about Willow GlenLions Club at WillowGlenLions.org

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State Senator Jim Beall to Hold Annual Open House on Feb. 21

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State Senator Jim Beall will hold his annual Open House on Friday, February 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in his 15th District offices at 2105 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 154 in Campbell. The event offers Beall's constituents an opportunity to meet office staff, discuss important legislative issues and learn more about what is happening in Sacramento. Free parking will be available. For more information call 408-558-1295, or visit his web page at www.senate.ca.gov/beall.

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Blood Drive and Business Expo

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Save the Date for a Blood Drive and WGBA Member Business Expo   Saturday, February 8, 2014 10 am to 4 pm Willow Glen Community Center 2175 Lincoln   If you would like to preschedule an appointment log on to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code WGBA or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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January 2014 WGBA Board Meeting

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The January 2014 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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WGBA Annual Holiday Mixer

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A big thank you to Comerica Bank for hosting and sponsoring the WGBA's annual Holiday Membership Mixer on Thursday, December 12, 2013!   Thanks also to the following businesses who donated food and/or raffle prizes to make the event so fun!   Aqui’s Bank of America BevMo Bold Blue LLC Citibank Comerica Bank Crepevine Edna Rae Falcone Jewelry and Coins FitClub Bay Area Giorgio’s Goosetown Lounge House of Nutrition Jake’s Restaurant Jen’s Cakes John’s of Willow...

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A Willow Glen Winter - WGHS Jazz Choir Concert in Garden Theater

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A Willow Glen Winter -  WGHS Jazz Choir Concert in Garden Theater Live Music, Desserts and Cocktails   When:  December 8th Time:   7:00 - 9:00 pm Where:  Garden Theater, 1165  Lincoln Ave. Tickets:  $20 adult, $10 children - purchase online at www.seatyourself.biz/wghs

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WGBA Board Meeting - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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The December meeting of the WGBA Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at 8 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.

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G Dan Mitchell Photographer Featured at Top Nosh in November & December 2013

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The beautiful photography of G Dan Mitchell is being featured throughout November and December, 2013 at Top Nosh, 1165 Lincoln.  Stop by and take a look!   http://www.gdanmitchell.com/

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Willow Glen Elementary Tree Lighting Ceremony - December 5th

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Mark your calendar for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Willow Glen Elementary School, located at Lincoln and Minnesota.   Visit their website for details!

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WGBA Board Meeting - Nov 12, 2013 at 8 am

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The Willow Glen Business Association Board of Directors' November 2013 meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln.

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ALL NATURAL DAY SPA FIRST ANNUAL HEALTH &WELLNESS EVENT

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All Natural Day Spa invites you to a special health and wellness event so you can promote your business or services in the community.   This event is on October 23, 2013 in the back parking lot at the back of All Natural Day Spa located at 1042 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA, 95125. It will be from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Vendors are asked to arrive by 5:00pm.  There will be plenty of parking at the vacant lot adjacent to the spa – 1030 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125.   We will offer mini...

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How The Health Are You?

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GreenMouse, Inc. will bring to San Jose its first community healthy living fair, where attendees can visit over 45 local service, product, and food vendors dedicated to promoting healthy living for people and the environment.   The fun-filled event will also showcase talented dancers, vocalists, and upcycling artists. “How The Health Are You?” takes place on Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1401 Parkmoor, San Jose, CA. Admission to the event is free.

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Community Announcement

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Senator Bealls invites you to a free Medicare and Health Forum on Saturday, Oct. 5, 9am-12pm at Campbell Community Center, Orchard City Banquet Hall, located at 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA. Learn important tips to help you find an affordable  health plan that fits your needs. Avoid mistakes that could cost you hundreds of dollars in healthcare and prescription costs!   Guest speakers include: Medicare expert Connie Corrales, from Sourcewise, previously Council on Aging Silicon...

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Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Want to join an inspiring community event on Saturday, October 12th which is family friendly? Join us for the Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's at Arena Green across from the SAP Center at 10am with registration beginning at 8:30am.  Event details can be found at http://act.alz.org/sanjose2013 and there isn't a registration fee or fundraising minimum.

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WG Farmers' Market looking for local artists

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The Willow Glen Farmers' Market is looking for wonderful local artists to participate in the special small business Saturday Nov. 30th   If interested please contact SuEllen at ses@cobeinc.com.

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Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life!

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Rainbow is an organization sponsored by the Masons and is for girls 11 to 20. It teaches service, leadership skills, public speaking and event planning.   Join us for an Ice Cream social and learn more about the I.O.R.G   WHEN: Saturday, September 21 Anytime between 1pm to 4pm   WHERE: San Jose Masonic Center 2500 Masonic Drive San Jose, CA   We welcome girls between the ages of 11 and 20, regardless of race or religious background. Girls between the ages of 8 and 12 please come...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Want to take a Walk for a great cause? Surround yourself with caring and passionate people? Raise funds for an important cause so that one day you can say " I helped to End Alzheimer's? Then join us for an inspiring evening at the De Anza Hotel on Thursday, August 8th to learn more about the Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's!

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All Willow Glen Yard Sale

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8 8AM-2PM   Got Stuff?   Last year over 200 houses participated in our all Willow Glen yard sale, and shoppers came from all over.   Registered sales will appear on our map, get a goody bag, and get raffle tickets that drive shoppers to do more shopping and rewards them for hitting multiples sales.   Register Today or check out the map at: http://wgcharm.com/YardSale

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Relay For Life of Willow Glen

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Join the fight against cancer!   Relay for Life of Willow Glen June 8 - June 9, 2013 10:00 a.m   Ernesto Galarza Elementary School 1610 Bird Avenue San Jose, CA   Contact us at 408-212-1175 or log on to www.RelayForLife.org/WillowGlenCA   Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back

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Willow Glen Spring Wine Walk

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It's going to be a beautiful day for tasting wine at the Spring Wine Walk in Downtown Willow Glen this Saturday, April 20th from 2-6 pm!   Did you miss the advanced online tickets sale? Tickets may still be purchased at the event on Saturday, April 20 for $35 starting at 12:30PM at either of the check-in areas: 1072 Lincoln Avenue (Goosetown Lounge) or 1275 Lincoln Ave.(next to Yogurt Cove).   Limited tickets are available and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

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Saturday, May 4th Set for Opening Day of Willow Glen Community Farmers' Market

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There's no better way to shop and eat local than by supporting your neighborhood farmers' market!  Mark your calendar for the opening day of the Willow Glen Community Farmers' Market - Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.    The market is generously hosted by the Garden Theater on Lincoln Ave. every Saturday from May 4 through December.   Check out the website for a complete list of vendors.

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New Downtown Willow Glen Shopping Bag

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Just in time for Earth Day!  We are introducing a canvas bag with our brand new logo on it that you can fill with all the wonderful things you can pick up in Downtown Willow Glen!   The new bag will be available on Saturday, April 20th for $10 at either of the registration areas for the Spring Wine Walk - Goosetown Lounge (1072 Lincoln) or the former Treehouse in the Glen location (1275 Lincoln).

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Willow Glen Shopping, Dining Options Draw Attention

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Check out this great article by Jennifer Wadsworth on Sanjose.com about how Willow Glen shopping and dining options draw attention and create a destination retail district.

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Willow Glen Named Best Commercial Neighborhood Improvement by METRO

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Downtown Willow Glen was named the Best Commercial Neighborhood Improvement in Metro's 2013 Best of Silicon Valley list.   And lots of our great businesses in Willow Glen made the list, too.  Check it out on this summary put together by Willow Glen Charm.

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July 2016 Board Meeting

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The July 2016 meeting of the Willow Glen Business Association's Board of Directors will be Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.  Coffee is served and all are welcome to attend.  

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WG Community & Senior Center Gift Box Boutique

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Willow Glen Community & Senior Center 2175 Lincoln Ave Gift Box Boutique Saturday, April 30, 2016 10 am to 3 pm Members of the Willows Boutique and local artisans will be selling hand made items such as jewelry, machine embroidered shirts, pot holders, baked goods, hats and more!  This is a free event for all ages. 

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Deadline to Enter Founders' Day Parade Extended to August 22

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The deadline to enter the 2014 Founders' Day Parade, set for Saturday, September 20th, has been extended to Friday, August 22, 2014.   Please join us for this fun event!   Visit the link below to complete your form online: http://www.willowglen.org/Founders-Day-Parade-Signup    

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lagunitas Beer & Oyster Pairing at Blue Water Seafood & Crab

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Join WGBA Associate Member Blue Water Seafood & Crab for a Lagunitas Beer & Oyster Pairing on Wednesday, July 30th - $20 for three beers and 6 oysters

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19th Annual Dancin' on the Avenue

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Join us for the 19th Annual Dancin' on the Avenue on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 2-8 pm on Lincoln Avenue between Willow and Minnesota   For more information and schedule visit http://www.willowglen.org/dancin_on_the_avenue

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Boy Scouts of American Seek Your Help!

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The Boy Scouts are hoping to raise $75,000 to bring scouting to more youth. They are hosting a community breakfast to introduce community and business leaders of Silicon Valley to their programs.There are two ways to help: 1) Host a table of 10 ($2,750) or 2) make an individual pledge of $275, the cost to support a Scout for one yearAttend the Friends of Scouting Breakfast on April 4, 7am-8:30am at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The guest speaker will be Todd McLellan, Coach of the San...

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Shop Downtown, the Heart of Willow Glen!

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Shop Downtown, the Heart of Willow Glen! In honor of Valentine's Day, we'll have heartwarming deals, discounts, and specials from the finest shops, restaurants, and businesses.Participating businesses and their special offers will include:Athletic Performance (1115 Lincoln Ave) Monday-Friday we will be offering 20%-40% off all apparel, accessories, and selected shoes up to 40% off. We will also have Valentine's sweets.Bella James (1151 Lincoln Ave) February 1-14, purchase a gift card for $50...

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Become a Sponsor of Dancin' on the Avenue Festival

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Dancin' on the Avenue, a lively, family-friendly event produced by the Willow Glen Business Association, is one of the Silicon Valley’s premier community-based festivals! We are currently accepting sponsorship applications. Drawing over 30,000 San Jose residents to the heart of charming downtown Willow Glen, this festival provides its guests with three music stages, a community dance stage, a Kids’ Court activity zone and more than a dozen food vendors and sponsor booths. This high-energy......

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Seeking Photos of Historic Willow Glen

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Can YOU help us find photos of Historic Willow Glen? To enhance the image of San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood, we're creating a digital photo library for use in historical literature, community displays, and event promotions. If you have "photographic memories" that you'd like to share, please call Superior Color Lab at 408-269-5725.Remember: history is in the eye of the beholder! Any photos prior to the 1980's are worth showing us. And if we think your photos can help...

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Owner of Jen's Cakes to Compete on National TV

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Jen's Cakes is proud to announce that our owner, Jen Kwapinski, has been selected as one of thirteen new contestants on TLC's Next Great Baker! Season 3 will premiere on Monday, November 26 at 9/8c.The Next Great Baker is a reality competition show featuring Buddy Valastro, the star of Cake Boss and the owner of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. At stake is the super sweet prize of $100,000 and a feature in Redbook magazine.

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Victorian Kissing Boughs on Lincoln Avenue 2012

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A new tradition this year in Downtown Willow Glen will be classic Victorian Kissing Boughs on the crosswalk archways. These beautiful decorations are being hand crafted by local Bay Area company Patchen California.If you still need to order your yard tree or want to set up a tree lot as a fundraiser for an organization Patchen California can help with that, too! They also have a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains as well as a retail shop with wreaths, garland and...

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Downtown Willow Glen Holiday Ornament 2012

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New this year, the Willow Glen Business Association will be offering the first in a series of limited edition Willow Glen collectible ornaments! The design features a yard tree, one of Willow Glen's iconic traditions. Get one before they're all sold out! Ornaments are now available at the following locations:Underground: Fashion Boutique (1342 Lincoln Ave)Hicklebee's Books (1378 Lincoln Ave)Goosetown Mercantile (1377 Lincoln Ave)

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Discover Willow Glen Traditions During 2012 Holiday Season

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Come celebrate old and new traditions alike during the holidays in Willow Glen! When it comes to small town charm with that extra special attention to personal service, there is no better place to complete your holiday shopping list. From unique restaurants, shops, and personal services to special holiday happenings such as evening horse-drawn wagon rides, you're sure to catch the spirit of the season in Willow Glen.We invite you to come and share your holiday season with us. In fact, we...

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Downtown Willow Glen's Historic Banner Images

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You may have noticed some lovely new historic banners now flying in Downtown Willow Glen. What's the story behind the old photos, and the people and Willow Glen landmarks depicted in them? You can read the description and story behind each image below, or download the photos and stories by clicking here.Do you have a photo of historic Willow Glen you'd like to share? Please click here for more information.PARADEwoman waving from a parade floatWillow Glen Improvement Club float in...

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Sponsorship Opportunities for the Holidays in WG

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The Willow Glen Business Association is once again working hard to bring the spirit of the holidays to Downtown Willow Glen! The theme for this year's festivities is "Discover Willow Glen Traditions." Highlights of the 2012 Holiday Season will include:* Partnership with the Willow Glen Elementary Community Tree Lighting* Introduction of the first limited edition Willow Glen ornament* Holiday decorating contest* Past and new holiday decorations on Lincoln Avenue* Small Business Saturday...

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Monday Night Football Special at John's of WG

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John's of Willow Glen is now offering a Monday Night Football Special in our bar! Every Monday, 6pm-8pm, we'll be offering $2 domestic beer, $2 well drinks, and $2 wings.

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Order Super Bowl Party Food from John's!

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Relax and enjoy the game! Let John's of Willow Glen cook for your Super Bowl Party. Whether you're hosting the event or just bringing a side dish, John's has got you covered.Just download our order form, fill it out, and send it to us by fax or e-mail. It's that simple. For more information, please phone John's at 408-998-1440.

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Become a Sponsor of Dancin' on the Avenue Festival

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Dancin' on the Avenue, a lively, family-friendly event produced by the Willow Glen Business Association, is one of the Silicon Valley’s premier community-based festivals! We are currently accepting sponsorship applications. Drawing over 30,000 San Jose residents to the heart of charming downtown Willow Glen, this festival provides its guests with three music stages, a community dance stage, a Kids’ Court activity zone and more than a dozen food vendors and sponsor booths. This high-energy......

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Hicklebee's Book Drive: Donate New Children's Books

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Join Hicklebee's Books in an opportunity to give a child a chance to read this holiday season. Drop new books off at Hicklebee's and we'll see they become gifts to children who need them. You may also make monetary donations on the Hicklebee's website.We'll be working with two partners this year to spread the love of reading: Sacred Heart Community Services and San Jose Library's Partners in Reading/Together We Read.About the Sacred Heart Holiday Program:*The deadline...

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CPR/AED Training at Tru-Balance

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Tru-Balance Pilates Fitness Studio is accepting sign-ups for CPR/AED Training Sessions at the studio on the following dates:Saturday, May 11, 2013Saturday, August 10, 2013Saturday, November 9, 2013All sessions will be held 11am-12:30pm. Fee is $45. To register, please phone 408-294-9656.Come join us for a fun and informative CPR/AED (Automated External Difibilator) training session at Tru-Balance. The course will be taught by David Ybarra, the owner of Heart-911. David is a retired...

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February 12, 2013 Board Meeting (II)

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Reports provided to the Board of Directors

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February 12, 2013 Board Meeting

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Reports provided to the Board of Directors.

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December 11, 2012 Board Meeting

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March 12th Board Meeting II

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Reports provided to the Board of Directors. Please note that this meeting will take place in the Garden Theater Conference room - second floor.

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March 12th Board Meeting

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Reports provided to the Board of Directors. Please note that this meeting will take place in the Garden Theater Conference room - second floor.

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