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4th Annual Italian Festival

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Desert Arc is sponsoring its 4th Annual Italian Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at La Quinta Civic Center Park with lots of Italian-themed shows, contests, food and fun.
Nearly 40 vendors include some of the valley's favorite Italian restaurants, plus specialty merchandise and craft vendors.
There'll be music and dance, too — the festival will open at 11 a.m. with a stirring rendition of the Italian National Anthem by the Desert Arc Choir.
The choir, under the direction of Festival Committee Member, Santina Pellegrino will lead the crowd with the Tarantella, a folk dance of Italy.
Celebrity emcee Joey English will guide over the diverse, non-stop entertainment featuring performances by festival favorites Paul Elia and Joyce Garro, former Dean Martin Golddigger, with special performances by CBS meteorologist Patrick Evans; local band favorites Machin' and Abenida.
Headliner is Filippo Voltaggio, who was heralded by the New York Times as "Best Bet…a leading Italian pop music recording star."
Watch the "Miss Bella Italiana" contest, in which the winner gets a $500 scholarship (contestants must be between 16 and 22 with one Italian grandparent).
Onstage contests will feature a spaghetti-eating contest and the Meatball Dash: the winner will be the first contestant to move enough meatballs by carrying them with a spoon in their mouth.
At the Coachella Valley Art Scene Tent, create special Italian themed projects made from recyclables from Desert Arc's Recycling Center, or learn to play Bocce Ball with the Desert Recreation District.
Kids activities include "Italian Festivus," a puppet show created for the Italian Festival by Dandelion Puppeteers; an inflatable obstacle course and slide, face painting and mask making. Children's activities are $2 each or they can play the whole day with a $10 wristband.
General admission is $10; kids 10 and under admitted free. Free self parking is available west of the park.
Desert Arc provides services to a wide spectrum of people with disabilities.

 

The 4th Annual Italian Festival will be held this year at La Quinta Civic Center Park, Nov 1 & 2 from 11a-5p. Enjoy entertainment, food, contests and more. 40 local Italian restaurants will be on hand, along with specialty merchandise and craft vendors. Music and dance will be in the air with appearances by many local performers including Paul Elia and Joyce Garro. The event is sponsored by Desert Arc, a local organization that provides services for the disabled.

General admission $10; kids 10 and under free. Children's activities are $2 each; or $10 for a full-day wristband. Free self parking is available west of the park.

 

 

La Quinta Real Estate Market Update

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Average Listing Price
$818,436
for week ending Oct 08
+$22,000
+2.8%
Week-Over-Week
Median Sales Price
$365,000
Jul '14 - Oct '14
+$20,000
+5.8%
Year-Over-Year
Home Standings
818 Homes for Sale
2 Open Homes
919 Recently Sold
142 Foreclosures
Average price per square foot for La Quinta was $197, an increase of 7.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta for Jul 14 to Oct 14 was $365,000 based on 210 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 5.8%, or $20,000, and the number of home sales decreased 27.6%. There are currently 818 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 2 open houses, as well as 142 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in La Quinta CA was $818,436 for the week ending Oct 08, which represents an increase of 2.8%, or $22,000, compared to the prior week.
- As reported by Trulia.com

 

Average Listing Price

$818,436

for week ending Oct 08

+$22,000

+2.8%

Week-Over-Week


Median Sales Price

$365,000

Jul '14 - Oct '14


+$20,000

+5.8%

Year-Over-Year


Home Standings

818 Homes for Sale

2 Open Homes

919 Recently Sold

142 Foreclosures


Average price per square foot for La Quinta was $197, an increase of 7.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta for Jul 14 to Oct 14 was $365,000 based on 210 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 5.8%, or $20,000, and the number of home sales decreased 27.6%. There are currently 818 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 2 open houses, as well as 142 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in La Quinta CA was $818,436 for the week ending Oct 08, which represents an increase of 2.8%, or $22,000, compared to the prior week.


- As reported by Trulia.com

Inspiration For Today: You're the Star!

by Rob Zwemmer

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
 
"Your imagination is the preview to life's coming attractions." 
~ Albert Einstein
 
YOU'RE THE STAR!
 
Do you believe Orville & Wilbur were first to fly because they had a hammer, nails and a free weekend? Think the television was created by accident? Did Bill Gates just stumble upon the software code that has changed the world? Not a chance!
 
The Wright brothers created the previews of their first flight in the theatre of their minds. Naturally, there were no limitations to their imaginings as they dreamed of flying. Who knows how the dream of television became reality . . . how it was transformed from a mere visualization into vacuum tubes, knobs, and channels?
 
What went through Bill Gates' mind prior to his early experiments? Surely his first visions were not of a colorful package entitled "Windows 2000." Nevertheless, his vivid imagination took us all from the concept of "1's" and "0's" to today's monumentally complex world of computer software and internet browsers.
 
What about you? What goes on in your mind's eye while no one is looking? What do you see yourself doing in one, three, or five years? Do you hear a special future beckoning you to create an action thriller from the previews running through your imagination? Is there a stirring inside you that begs to be brought to fruition?
 
Why not grab some popcorn, a soft drink, and settle quietly into your favorite chair to enjoy the previews of your own imagination? Then, with a clear picture fresh in your mind, create the main attraction - your life!

"Your imagination is the preview to life's coming attractions." ~ Albert Einstein 

YOU'RE THE STAR! 

Do you believe Orville & Wilbur were first to fly because they had a hammer, nails and a free weekend? Think the television was created by accident? Did Bill Gates just stumble upon the software code that has changed the world? Not a chance! The Wright brothers created the previews of their first flight in the theatre of their minds. Naturally, there were no limitations to their imaginings as they dreamed of flying. Who knows how the dream of television became reality . . . how it was transformed from a mere visualization into vacuum tubes, knobs, and channels? What went through Bill Gates' mind prior to his early experiments? Surely his first visions were not of a colorful package entitled "Windows 2000." Nevertheless, his vivid imagination took us all from the concept of "1's" and "0's" to today's monumentally complex world of computer software and internet browsers. What about you? What goes on in your mind's eye while no one is looking? What do you see yourself doing in one, three, or five years? Do you hear a special future beckoning you to create an action thriller from the previews running through your imagination? Is there a stirring inside you that begs to be brought to fruition? Why not grab some popcorn, a soft drink, and settle quietly into your favorite chair to enjoy the previews of your own imagination? Then, with a clear picture fresh in your mind, create the main attraction - your life!

Mortgage Rates: As of 10/17/14

by Rob Zwemmer

Cheese Sculptor to Appear at Bristol Farms

by Rob Zwemmer

Bristol Farms will welcome cheese sculptor Sarah “The Cheese Lady” Kaufmann on Saturday, Oct. 25. Sarah is a record holder, designing amazing large-scale cheese sculptures. In Palm Springs she will create from a 75-lb wheel of cheddar cheese a re-creation of the giant Marilyn Monroe sculpture that stood for a time in Downtown Palm Springs.

Come out to witness the artistry of Ms. Kaufmann, a Wisconsin native, and sample an offering of Wisconsin artisan cheeses. Some of her most noted cheese sculptures have been a 300-lb gorilla and 6-ft-long aircraft carrier for the USS Reagan, and TV stars from Jay Leno to Al Roker.

Bristol Farms, 10a-5p, Sat, Oct 25

Blackhawk Health & Wellness Fair a Big Success!

by Rob Zwemmer

The Zwemmer team enjoyed participating in the Blackhawk Health & Wellness Fair at the La Quinta High School. Complimentary mini footballs, key chains, water bottles and other goodies were handed out at their main booth; a second booth featured the Push-up Challenge, where students could challenge themselves and others at how many push-ups they could do in two minutes. Prizes of gift cards were awarded to the top 3 push-up contestants. A great time was had by all!

Carbon Monoxide Detectors - It's the Law

by Rob Zwemmer

Carbon Monoxide Home Detectors

It’s the law. Senate Bill 183 in California requires Carbon Monoxide Alarms be present in all homes with a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, you will be required to have one alarm outside each sleeping area to be in compliance. The detectors are easy to use, they simply plug into your electrical outlet, and available at your local home improvement or hardware store.

Safeguard your family by installing these lifesaving alarms today.


Spooktacular Set for Oct 30th!

by Rob Zwemmer

Local Marching Band in Music Video!

by Rob Zwemmer

Shadow Hills High School marching band in Indio will be a part of the band One Direction's latest music video. They will appear in their official marching band uniforms. Actor Danny DeVito will also appear in the video. The band also performed in Big Gigantic's music video during the weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this year.

La Quinta Real Estate Mkt Update - 10/15/14

by Rob Zwemmer


Average Listing Price

    $818,436
    for week ending Oct 08

    +$22,000
    +2.8%
    Week-Over-Week

Median Sales Price

    $365,000
    Jul '14 - Oct '14

    +$20,000
    +5.8%
    Year-Over-Year

Home Standings

    800 Homes for Sale
    13 Open Homes
    932 Recently Sold
    145 Foreclosures


Average price per square foot for La Quinta was $197, an increase of 7.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta for Jul 14 to Oct 14 was $365,000 based on 210 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 5.8%, or $20,000, and the number of home sales decreased 27.6%. There are currently 800 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 13 open houses, as well as 145 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in La Quinta was $818,436 for the week ending Oct 08, which represents an increase of 2.8%, or $22,000, compared to the prior week.

-- Trulia.com

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