All blog posts and updates about this project are also posted on our sister site, Keepers of Our Culture. Click the links below to read the latest updates and stories that are being added to the book.

Tillie’s

Joyce Day Meuse, Tillie Gort employee and long time PG resident was the Guest Columnist in the May 26 edition of our monthly “Keepers of Our Culture” column in the local Cedar Street Times. Welcome to Tillie Gort’s Cafe—Local Favorite … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

‘I Have to Take Care of My People’

Richard “Dick” T. Oehrle, guest columnist in our weekly “Keepers of Our Culture” column in the 6-2-2017 issue of our local paper, Cedar Street Times, finds true Pacific Grove spirit embodied in one man, Charlie Higuera at the Grove Market. … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

What makes PG unique, you ask?

Mayor Kampe posed that query last October when he and I spoke about possible content for “Life in Pacific Grove.” Bill wanted to know how our residents and visitors would express the essence, the magic of Pacific Grove. Since we … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

CCW Writer Exposes Herself at Pt. Pinos Grill!

At a recent CCW meeting I read a mini-memoir portraying my PG life experiences by rewriting a synopsis of the comic farce, “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.” I challenged members to reciprocate and submit their story for inclusion in our “Life … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

PG Shopping Rivals Carmel

“For me Pacific Grove is like a magnet. I don’t live there. But I visit all the time. I buy take out food at Grove Market. I stand in line at Pavel’s and talk with strangers. I visit Germain Hatcher … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

“Life in Pacific Grove”—No Business Like Show Business!

What an intriguing, energetic, inspiring and just plain fun bunch of entrepreneurs we’ve got right here in Pacific Grove! My team of volunteers—Phyllis Edwards, Nancy Cunningham, and Andrea Tavares—and I have just started to canvass the business community to request … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

PG Memories: A Lion, Holman’s, The Pool and School

Good Ole’ Days in the 40s and 50s by Diana J. Dennett-Vaughn “History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man”—Percy Bysshe Shelley My personal “good ol’ days” memories go back to the early 1940s, when … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

Who’s Minding the Store? Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

We’re takin’ it to the streets—the streets of our business community, that is! P.G. Chamber of Commerce President Moe Ammar is putting his endorsement behind our publication of a book of Pacific Grove stories to benefit the Pacific Grove Library. … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

Ms. Toad’s Wild Ride to Pacific Grove

Once upon a time . . . a little girl was enchanted by a book called “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame . . . which became a Disney animated feature called “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” . . … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →

“Life in Pacific Grove”—Embracing the Entire Town

The idea for our community book project came about last October during a nine month series of memoir-writing classes that I had launched with the PG Public Library. I decided to use current experiences and impressions as themes. The first … Click Article Title for full article at original site. →