Eat pizza, help schoolkids

Tomorrow (November 17), the Original Graziano’s Italian Restaurant and Bar is hosting a fundraiser for Saint Peter and Saint Paul school in Rancho Cucamonga.

The event will take place from opening to closing at the restaurant, 1615 N. Mountain Ave. (at 16th Street).

All you need to do is mention the school and Graziano’s will donate 20% of your purchase to the school.

Grazie, Grazianos!

Helping out for the holidays

Now that we are sliding into the holiday season, several Inland Empire eateries and grocery stores are inviting customers to help out the less fortunate.

First up, we have Victorville’s Johnny Rebs’, which is sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive. Those who bring at least two canned or boxed foods suitable for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (e.g. a box of stuffing or mashed potato flakes, a can of gravy or cranberry sauce, etc.) will receive 15% off their meal.

The donated food will be given to the Victor Valley Rescue Mission, which will be holding its Thanksgiving Banquet for the needy from noon to 3 p.m on Wednesday, November 25. Last year, the mission served nearly 700 Thanksgiving meals, this year they expect to serve over 1,000.

In other words, your donations to Johnny Rebs’ will definitely be put to good use.

So, if you want to help the hungry and “put some South in your mouth” at the same time (and get 15% off!), visit the Victorville Johnny Rebs’ at 15051 Seventh St.

Also, if you are interested in donating a turkey to Victor Valley Rescue Mission, please call (760) 955-5958.
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What does Fall taste like? Find out at the Pomona Moose Lodge!

Another quickie, this time from the Daily Bulletin and the Upland Now blog:

The Pomona Moose Lodge will be holding a Taste of Fall dinner and raffles event at 6 p.m. Friday (November 13) at the lodge, 916 N. Central Ave., Upland.

Now, I’m sure there’s a perfectly good reason why the Pomona Moose Lodge is located in Upland, but who am I to judge?
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Hungry for goodies? Head to Rancho Cucamonga today

Just a quickie from the pages of the Daily Bulletin:

The Rancho Cucamonga Woman’s Club is holding its annual “New to You” and Bake Sale today (November 11) beginning at 11 a.m.

The event will take place at the clubhouse in Alta Laguna
Mobile Estates, 10210 Base Line Road.

According to the club, “It’s a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done, buy some
yummy goodies and meet some of the wonderful women who devote their
time, efforts and love to so many worthwhile projects.”

Click here to read the original blurb.

Another two Inland Empire fresh & easys on the way

From the Ontario Now blog today, we learned that an Ontario fresh & easy has an opening date: Wednesday, December 2.

The store at 2645 E. Riverside Drive (at Archibald Avenue) is now accepting, as per usual, nominations for their grand opening $1,000 charity donation.

If you have a local charity you’d like to nominate to receive the money, click here to do so, but hurry! You’ve only got until next week to put in your nomination. Employees at the new store will select which charity will receive the donation.

Click here
to read the original post at Ontario Now.
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Want free breakfast and lunch today?

Well, of course, you’re gonna have to work for it.

I’m aware it’s extremely late notice, but the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District is conducting a cleanup of the neighborhood around Citrus Valley High School in Redlands.

And what about the free meals?

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers by Oscar’s Mexican Restaurant and the Gourmet Pizza Shoppe (a Dine
909 favorite
), both of Redlands, and Mimi’s Cafe of San Bernardino.

All three restaurants are worth paying for meals at, by the way.

The cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to noon today (November 7).

Clean up efforts will be assisted by volunteers from Hands on Inland Empire and from three of Redlands’ high schools: Redlands, Redlands East Valley and Citrus Valley.

Interested in volunteering? Volunteers should meet outside Citrus Valley High School, 800 W. Pioneer Ave., Redlands.

Thoroughly modern McDonald’s opens — deals ensue

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A new, modern-style McDonald’s opened a week ago in Fontana (17017 Sierra Lakes Parkway, at Sierra Avenue).

Surprisingly, I’m lovin’ it. It’s a slightly smaller restaurant, without a Playplace. It’s very modern inside and if it weren’t for the menus and posted advertisements, you’d scarcely know you’re in a McDonald’s. Personally, I think it’s a great direction for the company.
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