The Village at Mammoth welcomed Santa on Nov. 23, who made his first local appearance during the Thanksgiving holiday. These two young fans of Santa, and his local companion, Woolly, endured the chilly weather by sipping on some nice hot cocoa. The Town of Mammoth Lakes hosts its Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Footloose parking lot beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Photos: Peter Morning)
We are very happy to let you know that last night [Friday, Nov. 23] at the Village At Mammoth was a tremendous success. Santa, Woolly and Lava Moon drew the largest crowds the Village has ever seen for this event. Estimates of attendance throughout the evening are easily more than 3,000 guests and local residents.
The line for Santa went all the way from the bottom of the Village Gondola up to Ben and Jerry’s. Santa, who was accompanied by Woolly, did not leave till they had seen, talked to and taken pictures with every last child.
The smell of Kettle Corn in the air, along with Storytelling and Carolers at the Fire pit, made for a wonderfully festive kickoff to the holiday season.
Village Events Coordinator
Women’s Club dazzles Dear Editor: On Nov. 13, the Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club held our annual Holiday Dazzle auction at the Village’s Grand Sierra Lodge. It was a huge success, with a little more than $5,500 raised, all of which will be re-directed back into the community.The Club truly appreciates the community’s support of this event along with the following sponsors and donors: The Grand Sierra Lodge, Smokeyard, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Sierra Star Golf, Mammoth Brewing Company, Whitebark Restaurant, Double Eagle Spa, Restaurant at Convict Lake, Nevados, Toomey’s, Rafter’s/Red Lantern/Jimmy’s Taverna, Giovanni’s, Roberto’s, Z Pizza, Side Door, Mammoth Chiropractic, Gary Sill/Rick’s Pawn Shop, Breakfast Club, Salsa’s Gomez’s Blazing Shears Salon, DIY Home Center, Burger’s, First Street Leather, Sierra Sundance, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Another T-Shirt Shop, Alana Levinson and Jennifer Leialoha Lane.
The Club thanks everyone who participated in this “fun”draising event.
Jane Lawton, President
Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club
A film review
Saw an interesting film last night – “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” Very thought-provoking stuff. A humerous, moving, journey with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. The Premise: What would you do if you knew you had only 3 weeks to live (An asteroid was on its way)? This has been done before of course, but this time around, the story is much more dynamic. Some people simply got up in the morning and went to work. Some of them freaked out and started jumping out of buildings. Anarchy and violence started spreading in the big cities. Some people decided they wanted to stay drunk all day. Others found comfort in cocaine, meth, and heroin. Many of them smoked a lot of weed. Some younger people turned to orgies having no fear of pregnancy. Some wanted to clear things up with their families. Some just hung out with other like-minded individuals by the beach.
As a Boomer, this story is a stark reminder that it’s later than we think – tick, tick, tick …