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  • City of Brea’s 35th Annual Country Fair

    3 years ago by

    Leeloo Hernandez placed first in the 9-12 month category at Brea Country Fair’s baby contest last year. She is a 4th generation Brea resident. (Vanderburg family)


      Summer is coming and the city of Brea will kick off the season with its 35th Annual Country Fair on Friday, July 4, at the City Hall Park. Its old fashioned charm has kept it coming back year after year as people enjoy the day-long festivities starting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

        Officially open at 10:00 a.m., it has a long list of activities scheduled throughout the day such as Live performances by the Darden Family, Anthony Rivera and Raining Horseshoes, House Party, A+ Dropouts and The 5 Star Band
Kiddie Parade, Beautiful Baby and Bow Wow Contests,
Teen Fun Area and Little Kids Fun Area, Pie Eating and Hula Hoop Contests,
 Hot Rod and Collectible Car Show, Market Place craft area, 
$2 swimming at the Plunge (for all ages) and a Reptacular Animals Reptile Show.

          And if that isn’t enough, there will be an antique car display, petting zoo, food and game booths, tours of the Brea Museum & Heritage Center and trolley tours of Olinda Oil Museum and Trail- plus more!

            Note: this year the Brea Museum & Heritage Center is hosting the Car Show to help raise funds for children's programming at the Brea Museum and Heritage Center. To enter your car and perhaps win a trophy, visit the Brea Museum & Heritage Center website.

              For more information on registering for the beautiful baby contest and the exciting events the Country Fair has to offer, call (714) 990-7771 or visit Brea Special Events.

  • Hail to BOHS prom king and queen

    3 years ago by

    Amber Reyes and Louie Jota were named Brea Olinda High School prom king and queen. (courtesy Hannah Pipes)


      Royalty: Amber Reyes and Louie Jota were named Brea Olinda High School prom king and queen. Amber has a passion for dancing. She plans to go to University of LaVerne and major in Chemistry. Louie loves to sing and is a member of the well known BOHS Show Choir. He plans to attend Cal State Fullerton and study public relations and journalism.

        Any news? Give Susan Gaede a jingle (714) 529-8561 or e-mail her at suzgaede@AOL.COM

  • Brea’s 97th Birthday Selfie Photo Contest Winner Chosen

    3 years ago by

    Befitting for a city turning almost 100 years old, our Brea’s 97th Birthday Selfie Photo Contest was a fun way to showcase our beautiful city on Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON) Facebook. We had six entries shown on an album on BBON, and each one of them featured a special place near and dear to each contestant. But only one could win.


      As the official judge, Greg Voisan of Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography had to make the tough decision.

        We thank the Brea Museum & Heritage Center’s Director Sue Nguyen, Board Member Scott Neal and intern Christopher Turner, Tina Beck, Jimini Ohler, David Derk, Heather McDaniel-Gaytan, and Chris Mynes for sharing their Selfie portrayal of Brea’s notable places.

          Greg’s choice was Chris Mynes's photo of our icon Brea’s Best Burger’s that after many, many, years in business still captures the attention of everyone and not surprisingly as it has been recognized numerous times on OC hot list of Best Burgers. Chris Mynes a longtime Brean, said, “Almost everyone in or from Brea Has a Brea’s Best Story experience – at Brea’s Best Hamburger.” Greg echoed, “There is a special place in my heart for anything to do with Brea’s Best Hamburgers.”

            Chris Mynes's selfie photo of Brea's Best Burgers.


              Grand Prize: Two Tickets to the Curtis Theatre on Saturday, April 5, 2014, to see Yesterday and Today…The Beatles Experience, a new interactive concert like no other, plus dinner for two at The Melting Pot Brea.

                Retail value for theatre tickets: $72.00

                  Dining gift card: $50.00

                    TOTAL grand prize worth: $122.00

  • USA Masters National 8 km Championships first time at Brea 8K

    4 years ago by

    GIVEAWAY ON BBON


      USATF prize photo for BBON Facebook Giveaway


        We're holding a special giveaway on Beautiful Brea Old & New Facebook for USA Masters 8 km Championships held this year at Brea 8k on Sunday, February 23, at 7:30 a.m.- the first race of the day. This national race to be held in Brea is a rare occurrence, as the 23rd Annual Brea 8K Classic is honored to be selected as the site of a national USATF competition. Following are the BBON USATF winners gifts and detailed information i.e. prizes and how to qualify to compete in the national competition, sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

          Giveaway dates: Tuesday, February 18 through Thursday, February 20, 2014.

            Two sets of prizes for two winners compliments of USA Track & Field and Snail's Pace Running Shop Brea.

              Each winner will receive:

                1) Nike USATF Braslia Gymsack, new design for 2014, retail value $15.

                  2) USATF Southern California t-shirts, size medium and small, retail value $29. PLUS – Recent issues of California Track & Running News, the official publication of USATF in Southern California, and 2 USATF magnets, retail value $15.

                    3) Snails Pace Brea moisture-wicking socks (2 pairs), retail value: $18.00

                      Total Retail Value: $77

                        “The 2014 USA National Masters 8 km Championships will be held in Brea, on Sunday, February 23, at 7:30 am, one half hour before the start of the Brea 8K Classic.

                          This is a national competition, officiated and sanctioned by USA Track & Field, with $11, 500 in cash and prizes awarded to the best masters (age 40 or older) runners in the United States. $10,000 in cash will be awarded to the top runners and teams, with another $1,500 in gift certificates provided by A Snail’s Pace Running Shops, official elite sponsors of the 2014 USA National Masters 8 km Championships.

                            In addition to top Southern California athletes, runners from around the nation (Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, and Washington State) and around California (Fresno, Granite Bay, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Reedley, and San Francisco) have registered to compete in Brea at this prestigious event. The national interest in this race has been strong, due in part to the participation by some of Orange County’s own local heroes, such as Christian Cushing-Murray (Santa Ana) who in March of 2013 set a new American record (for men age 45) running 1500 meters in 3:55.09.

                              To qualify to compete at the 2014 USA National Masters 8 km Championships on February 23, runners must be age 40 or older on race day, and be a current 2014 member of USA Track & Field. Anyone can join USATF, the governing body for Road Racing in the United States. Interested runners can join USATF online, or go to the Embassy Suites hotel in Brea, on Saturday, February 22, and join USATF and register for the Masters 8 km Championships. USATF membership is $30 year, and funds to go help support various USATF local and national programs, such as the Junior Olympics and the Elite Athlete Development Program.”

  • Last contest of the year on Brea Gateway Facebook!

    4 years ago by

    Brea Gateway photo courtesy of Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography

    Hi everyone!

      We thank you for subscribing to BBON website! In addition to posting interesting Brea News, we run year-round contests on Beautiful Brea Old & New!

        We ended the year with a great giveaway for two: Dinner at Burrissimo and a short walk to catch a movie at Edwards Theater.

          Fast forward: Our first giveaway of 2014 ended with three people winning gift cards to Corner Bakery! And guess what? We're already planning our second giveaway of this New Year on Brea Gateway Center-Brea Downtown and first contest on BBON!

            Brea Gateway , a fan page we're thrilled to be a part of, is located on the corner of Imperial Highway and Brea Boulevard and considered a part of Brea Downtown.

              This shopping center may indeed be the first retail shopping center in Brea, other than Brea Downtown and Brea Mall, to have a presence on Facebook, a sign that social media is being recognized by shopping venues as a way to connect with customers.

                With two contests in February, try your luck. You just may be a winner!

                  Let's stay connected!

  • 2013 BBON Kids Halloween Costume Contest Winners

    4 years ago by

    Tomorrow is Halloween! But for fans of Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON) Facebook, we’ve been celebrating Halloween, virtual style, since October 7, the start of our BBON Kids Halloween Costume Contest!


      Eleven children ages ranging from 16 months to 12 years old entered our contest. There were three age groups: newborn-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Voting began on the 21 and lasted through the 29.

        For nine days family members, friends, and many supporters voted nonstop. In the newborn-4 year old category, it was a very close race. The Afanador sibling contestants clearly had the most votes with Chloe dressed as the adorable Annie and Dylan in regal garb as King George. But in order to be fair, the contest rules stated one winner per household. As a result, following are the three age group winners and the prizes they won – thanks to our community sponsors: Stagelight Performing Arts Studio,Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour ,Color Me Mine Brea, and IKneadLove Bakery, Coffee Shop.

          Newborn-4: The winner is Leeloo Hernandez, the nature Fairy.

            Leeloo age one won her age group, newborn to 4 years.


              Leeloo won:

                •From Stagelight Performing Arts Studio, our top sponsor: One month of unlimited acting, dance, and singing classes and one Stagelight Performing Arts t-shirt.

                  Note: Private lessons are not included, and annual registration must be paid if the winner enrolls in weekly classes beyond the first free month.

                    •Two $25.00 Gift Certificates to Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour

                      5-8: Chloe Afanador, dressed as Annie, is the winner.

                      Age 5, Chloe won her age group (5-8).


                        Chloe won:

                          •Stagelight Performing Arts Studio, our top sponsor: One month of unlimited acting, dance, and singing classes and one Stagelight Performing Arts t-shirt.

                            Note: Private lessons are not included, and annual registration must be paid if the winner enrolls in weekly classes beyond the first free month.

                              •Color Me Mine Brea $30 gift card

                                9-12: John Derk, who made his Herobrine costume, is the winner.

                                John, 10 years old, won (9-12) age group.


                                  John Won:

                                    •From Stagelight Performing Arts Studio, our top sponsor, one month of unlimited acting, dance, and singing classes and one Stagelight Performing Arts t-shirt.

                                      Note: Private lessons are not included, and annual registration must be paid if the winner enrolls in weekly classes beyond the first free month.

                                        •A $30 Gift Certificate to IKneadLove bakery

                                          Of special notation: The BBON Kids Halloween Costume Contest winners and participants will be featured in the December issue of Inside Brea Magazine with a special keepsake photograph compliments of Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography.

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    BBON Halloween Kids Costume Contest – Time To Vote

    4 years ago by

    Our BBON Kids Halloween Costume Contest started on October 7, and ran through the 20. It was a fun sight to see the different types of costumes from Herobrine, King George, and Orphan Annie to little princesses; eleven children were entered, ages one to 12.


      Voters will determine the winners in three age categories: newborn-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The winners will win two prizes each from our community sponsors: Stagelight Performing Arts, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, Color Me Mine Brea, and IKnead Love Bakery.

        The winners will also be showcased in the December issue of Inside Brea Magazine. And as a special surprise, compliments of Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography , a photo stitching process will include all the Halloween contest entries - so that every contestant will be included in the featured BBON Halloween Kids Costume Contest photograph, created especially for Inside Brea Magazine.

          Let the voting begin! This is a fun task that everyone can participate in! Interested in voting? Read …

            •Go to Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON) and like our community fan page, if you haven't already! Click on fan page photos. Then click albums to find our BBON Kids Halloween Costume Album.

              •Cast one vote per Halloween kid.

                •Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 30.

                  Best of luck to all the children, remember you’re all winners!

  • BBON Kids Halloween Costume Contest 2013

    4 years ago by


      BBON KIDS HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

        Contest dates: October 7 – 29, 2013

          Winners determined by popular vote on BBON Facebook

            Halloween is a fun time for the whole family. Finding the right costume for your child with such a huge selection of sources, stores and online, can be a journey, but well worth it, when you see the final results. Your reward: seeing their cute little faces shine when you parade them for all to see.

              BBON Kids Halloween Costume Contest will set an online platform to showcase our community of Halloween kids and hey, there’s a chance for three spirited kids to win prizes, too! In addition, winners will be featured in Inside Brea Community Magazine! How cool is that!

                Sponsors/Prizes: BBON has partnered with community businesses in Brea to award prizes for the most popular costume entry according to age categories, making it fair for all entrants.

                  Main sponsor: Stagelight Performing Arts offering students’ high-quality technical skills and artistic expression in dance, acting and vocal music while enhancing their creative thinking skills in a non-competitive environment. All ages welcomed.

                    Additional sponsors:

                      Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour

                        Color Me Mine

                          iKneadLove Bakery

                            Contest categories and winning age group prizes.

                              CATEGORY: Newborn - 4 years old

                                Winner’s prizes:

                                  •Stagelight Performing Arts Studio: One month of unlimited acting, dance, and singing classes and one Stagelight Performing Arts T-shirt.

                                    •Note: Private lessons are not included, and annual registration must be paid if the winner enrolls in weekly classes beyond the first free month.

                                      •Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour: Two $25 Gift Certificates ($50 total)

                                        CATEGORY: 5-8 years old

                                          Winner’s prizes:

                                            •Stagelight Performing Arts Studio: One month of unlimited acting, dance, and singing classes and one Stagelight Performing Arts t-shirt.

                                              •Note: Private lessons are not included, and annual registration must be paid if the winner enrolls in weekly classes beyond the first free month.

                                                •Color Me Mine Brea: $30 Gift Card

                                                  CATEGORY: 9-12 years old

                                                    Winner’s prizes:

                                                      •Stagelight Performing Arts Studio: One month of unlimited acting, dance, and singing classes and one Stagelight Performing Arts t-shirt.

                                                        •Note: Private lessons are not included, and annual registration must be paid if the winner enrolls in weekly classes beyond the first free month.

                                                          •iKneadLove Bakery: $30 Gift Certificate

                                                            Voting details:

                                                              •Voters will determine the winners.

                                                                •A BBON Kids Halloween Costume Contest album will be created to make the voting process easier. Voting will take place on the Facebook album.

                                                                  •Upload a photo of your child on BBON Facebook main page, event page or via personal message for Halloween contest starting Monday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 20.

                                                                    •Voting starts on October 21 through October 29—just 9 days to get those votes in!

                                                                      NOTE: Comments will be counted as votes. Every contest entry will start at 0, in order to be fair to contestants. LIKES/SHARES are great but comments will be removed prior to the 21.

                                                                        •Three Winners (one per age category) will be announced on Wednesday, October 30. The winners will be showcased on BBON Facebook and the winning photos will be featured in Inside Brea’s December community issue.

                                                                          Official rules:

                                                                            •Must be a fan of Beautiful Brea Old & New to enter contest.

                                                                              •Voters can vote for themselves and one time for each contest entry.

                                                                                •All photos must be owned by the photographer submitting them and may be used in BBON publicity efforts.

                                                                                  •Please note the name and age of your contestant entry photo, along with a description and title.

                                                                                    •Only one winner per household.

                                                                                      •Must be 18 years or older to enter contest.

  • BBON Beverly’s Best Bakery Contest

    4 years ago by


      NO DOUBT the Royal Family ordered a welcoming cake for their new baby boy, George Alexander Louis! And you can order a specialty item too - with a $50 Gift Card to Beverly's Best Bakery! BBON Beverly’s Best Bakery CONTEST starts on Tuesday, July 30 – Friday, August 2. Giveaway to be held on Beautiful Brea Old & New!

  • Brea Idol 2013 – Izzy Perez

    4 years ago by

    Grand Champion Izzy Perez -Brea Idol 2013

    left to right: Shaylissa Jarrett (1st Place Female Solo), Leena Fritz (2nd Place Female Solo), Lirissa Tittle (3rd Place Female Solo), Tatiana Alvarez (4th Place Female Solo), Caity Sampley (5th Place Female Solo), Marysa Leite (2nd Place Dance Solo); Sierra McCoy (3rd Place Dance Solo)

    left to right - Daniel Dwyer (1st Place Male Solo), Colton Fuller (2nd Place Mace Solo), Terry Dopson (3rd Place Male Solo), Tim Ahn (4th Place Male Solo), Jon Davis (5th Place Male Solo)


      For years Brea Olinda High School has put on Brea Idol, a popular school competition in search of the most artistically talented student. To win the title students have to excel in song and dance. Many students participated in the event held this past Monday. Awards are given out to the top five male and female in song and dance solo. Izzy Perez was this year’s overall grand champion - Brea Idol 2013!

        Special thanks to Lisa for the photos and student winners information by category.

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