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Let the Good Times Roll at the Orange International Street Fair

It's right around the corner, only a couple of weeks away and there's great anticipation for this crazy-fun annual gathering of people (an estimated 500,000 of them) from all over the OC and beyond, called the Orange International Street Fair. I myself have been enjoying the Street Fair for a good many years now and while my enjoyment of the festivities has changed over the years as the kiddies have come along, I still make time to head on down with the fam for some great fare and a few beers...and we always run into people we know.
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Flag Lowering Ceremony at The Plaza, Old Towne Orange

Every Wednesday , the public is welcome to attend the flag-lowering ceremony at Plaza Park done by a group of volunteer veterans. The ceremony takes place at sunset and on the first Wednesday of each month, the names of the soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan during the previous month are read. It concludes with a rendition of taps.
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The Bruery Provisions Opening Soon in Old Towne Orange

Just when I was drying my eyes over Old Towne's loss of Frog's Breathe, and one of my favorite pastimes - wine tasting - I have a reason to smile again. That reason is the soon-to-be Tasting Room which will be located within The Bruery Provisions, opening (hopefully) this August before the Orange International Street Fair. I hooked up with Owner Patrick Rue, his lovely wife Rachel and Manager Stef Ferrari to get the inside scoop. Here's what I learned.
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Orange Candy Company’s Bringing Back Memories, Old Towne Orange

As I was interviewing Mary Beth Wright, owner of Orange Candy Company, I was facing a wall of candylicious memories. It's amazing, really amazing, how those feelings from childhood are just right there below the surface. For me as a young child, that extra sweet Sugar Daddy was just the bomb. But then there were the Abba Zabba's, which shot me forward a few years in time...so many memories through these iconic treats. Lucky for us (not so much for our dentist's or our waistbands) Orange Candy Company is promising to be the place where we will find these sweet memories and feel like a kid again.
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