Author: Heather Young

Tent City After Dark Moves to Friday

The annual fundraiser for Colony Days, Tent City After Dark, will be bigger and better than ever. The concert will happen in Tent City, which will be set up in Sunken Gardens, on Friday, Oct. 5 starting at 4:30 p.m.
The event has historically been held the Saturday evening of the Colony Days celebration for event goers to get another view of the historic Tent City once the sun went down. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with food trucks and beer and wine and continue well into the night. The main music event will begin at 6 p.m., although there will be amateur musicians and other events happening beforehand.

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Movies in the Park expands to FIVE showings this year

The community is invited to take over the Sunken Gardens five Saturdays this August and September to watch popular movies. Unlike past years, this summer’s lineup includes a fifth showing thanks to sponsors: Twin Cities Community Hospital, Perry’s Parcel & Gifts, Thrive Gymnastics and Parkour and Idler’s Home.
“We’re able to offer five movies,” city of Atascadero Recreation Supervisor Jennifer Fanning said.

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Winemakers Dinner nets $80,000 for local nonprofits

This year’s Atascadero Mayor’s Winemaker Dinner on Friday, June 22 raised around $80,000 for Lighthouse Foundation and Kiwanis Club of Atascadero. The Kiwanis Club has organized the winemaker dinner for 10 years.
“Every year, [the Kiwanis Club] pick a different nonprofit and this year they chose the Lighthouse Foundation,” Atascadero Chamber of Commerce CEO Derek Kirk said.

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Traffic Records brings nostalgic vibrations to downtown Atascadero

Traffic Records at 5870 Traffic Way in Atascadero is one of the newer businesses in the downtown Colony District. Manuel Barba opened the store in March with his partner Dawn Neill.
“I didn’t think I’d be opening a record store at all,” Barba said. “I just knew I would do something with music.”
The location in downtown Atascadero opened up and Barba said when he did the math, it was clear that Atascadero was the place to open a record store.

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Downtown Atascadero is Bursting with New Business

The sleepy downtown Colony District in Atascadero is no longer sleepy. The area has been reinvigorated in 2018 with empty store fronts being filled in with new businesses.
“There’s a lot [going on],” Atascadero Chamber of Commerce CEO Derek Kirk said. “One of the most exciting things is Anna & Mom is celebrating its one year in business on August 17.”

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