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Signal Sales Beat - Dec. 11, 2012

Posted: December 11, 2012 9:54 p.m.
Updated: December 11, 2012 9:54 p.m.
Marie Cooper Marie Cooper
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The holiday season is in full swing and so are the many wonderful opportunities for entertainment.  Many of our local churches are having concerts, snow days and a variety of other festive events for the whole family. Starting now, The Signal will be filled with ads for these events; so be sure to check out the paper every day so you don’t miss something great. Our December 16th Faith section will have a special area dedicated to holiday worship times and schedules.  If you are looking to catch a play or show; the Connect SCV is the place to look. Connect SCV is the only weekly art, entertainment and dining guide for the Santa Clarita Valley.

If you are interested in advertising between Christmas and New Year’s day, please contact one of the incredible account executives here at The Signal to learn more about our special Christmas present to you.



One of the things that I enjoy so much about this city is access to all of the locally owned businesses. I delight in what the business owners of this city offer to us, inside the doors of the many businesses here. I also truly enjoy the history that is still alive right here in Santa Clarita.

 Since 1906, the Old Town Newhall Ice Company has been providing everything ice to Santa Clarita. They offer ice in all forms.  Whether you need a large cube, bags for a party, dry ice for the coldest chill possible, or… Wait for it… a blanket of SNOW over your entire yard! They will also carve an ice sculpture for your party or event, and will deliver it anywhere in the surrounding area.

Did I mention that you can have SNOW? They will blow snow by the ton, wherever you feel like you want to have it! I am looking forward to a snow party at my house this holiday season, races down the snow covered hills in my backyard, the cozy gatherings with cups of hot chocolate and the ambience that comes with a white Christmas!

Even in Southern California, I can have all of that and you can too thanks to The Old Town Newhall Ice Company, located at 22502 5th Street in Newhall, 661.259.0893.



In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight one of the nation’s biggest health concerns – cancer.  Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer. Santa Clarita joined the fight against cancer by starting its’ own Relay For Life 15 years ago. They are now the third largest Relay in California and have raised over $4 million since they began in 1998. The American Cancer Society reports that cancer is the second leading cause of death in America.

Relay For Life is a 24-hour fundraising event where teams set up campsites around a track, while team members take turns walking or running around the track and raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.  Personally, I don’t know one family across the United States that cancer has not affected their lives in one way or another.

Don’t let the word “Relay” scare you; even if you are not a runner you can still help in the fight against cancer.

1.            Donate to the American Cancer Society.

2.            Join a team. Teams need people to walk, fundraise, run activities at the booth, etc.

3.            Join the ACS Cancer Action Network. This group helps pass legislation that will help fund cancer research and expand other programs.

4.            Join a committee. Relay For Life is only successful because of the team of volunteers that are working to help us rid the world of cancer.

This year’s Relay For Life will be on May 18, 2013 located at Central Park. The planning committee is holding their annual meeting on January 15th at 6:30 pm at the Valencia Hyatt. A Team Captain meeting is set for January 22nd also at 6:30 in the Hyatt.

Please join us in the fight against cancer. For more information please call 661-298-0886 or visit



Last week my article was focused on shopping local. It is seriously important to breathe revenue and life into our community. How about local entertainment? Why drive "over the hill" when you can save time and money by doing something a little different?  I have an idea for you... Main Street in Old Town Newhall has become an artsy eclectic collection of stores and things to do. In my opinion, a dinner at El Trocadero and a play at The Repertory East Playhouse would be a great date night. El Trocadero is a steak house that also has classic Mexican dishes. Their prices are reasonable and the food is delicious. This weekend is the last showing of Moonlight & Magnolia's at The Rep, and tickets are only $17 for students/seniors or $20 for adults. You can get show times at or give them a call at 661-288-0000.




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