Brea Old and New: Tick-Tock, History Isn't So Boring After All™ ~ Charlie the Clock


  • Brea Museum and Heritage Center ~ Are you ready to rummage?

    5 years ago by

      The Brea Museum and Heritage Center had such a great turnout (despite the rain) at their last Rummage Sale that they have scheduled another one just over three weeks away on Saturday, May 3, from 6:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

        Please see the detailed flyer for items for sale and donation drop off schedule. The Brea Museum and Heritage Center (BMHC) can always use volunteers for their events. Interested parties contact the museum at (714) 256-2283 or click on BMHC to send them an email.

  • Fundraiser for Country Hills Teacher Janet Yergler

    5 years ago by

    A group of Country Hills Elementary School parents and students are holding a carwash and bake sale fundraiser April 5 for teacher Janet Yergler to help with medical bills.(courtesy of the Yergler Family).

      Sad sad story and you can help...Country Hills teacher Janet Yergler was admitted to the hospital in January in Septic Shock. When a person goes into septic shock, the blood flow races to the main organs, causing the extremities to be robbed of blood flow. Because of this Janet had both of her feet amputated below the knee. Just today (March 27) she was informed that she will need to have her left hand amputated to the wrist, and the fingertips on her right hand amputated to the knuckle. She was also informed that insurance does not usually cover the cost of a hand prosthetic. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated by the family. "We all have faith that our community in Brea can rally and help support our dear teacher and friend,“ said Janet’s dear friend Mary Dunn, a fellow teacher at Country Hills.

        A group of Country Hills Elementary School parents and students in Brea are raising money for the long time Country Hills teacher at on April 5 (Janet’s birthday) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Locations: Brea Glenbrook Clubhouse, Greenbriar Lane and Associated Road (near Imperial Highway)

          “We hope the community comes out to support one of their own. Cash donations can be made at either location as well.” and donations can also be made at GoFundMe (enter Janet Yergler),” the teachers said.

            Susan Gaede

  • Spreading love for Jarred Gonzalez, an 8-year-old leukemia patient

    5 years ago by

    Join the community in supporting Jarred Gonzalez, a student at Olinda Elementary School who has been diagnosed with leukemia.

      Just days ago Jarred Gonzalez, an eight-year-old student at Olinda Elementary School, was diagnosed with leukemia. A Facebook page called 'Love For Jarred Gonzalez' has been started to help support the Gonzalez’s family.

        As posted on his Facebook page today, Jarred linked to his IV visited his classmates in the hospital cafeteria. He had a nice time playing iPad games with friends, but was very tired, as he has started treatment. He will endure a three-year chemotherapy plan. The good news is that his doctors have said his cancer is treatable.

          Please join us in supporting ‘Love for Jarred Gonzalez.’ We pray that he will recover fully.

            Students of Olinda Elementary write get well messages to their friend, Jarred.

  • Christine Johnnie works with actress Susan Olsen in producing Forever Home

    5 years ago by

    Christine Johnnie, an 8th grade student at St. Angela Merici Parish School in Brea, has produced a film, "FOREVER HOME", for her Girl Scout Silver Award. She is shown with Susan Olsen aka Cindy Brady from the Brady Bunch.

      Christine Johnnie, an 8th grade student at St. Angela Merici Parish School in Brea, has produced a film,"FOREVER HOME", for her Girl Scout Silver Award. She is a Cadette with Brea Girl Scout Troop 921. The film has been released and will be available at local rescue and adoption centers for prospective families to view when considering a pet. She has also started a fundraiser to support the rescues at Petopia Animal Rescue and Adoption in Kindness for allowing her to film on their premises. Susan Olsen, formerly CINDY BRADY from the BRADY BUNCH and animal welfare expert, sat down with Christine and gave some advice for adoptive families. This PSA film was an idea that came from her acting background. Christine's goal is for more rescues to find their happy, permanent, forever homes.

        Any news? Give me Susan Gaede a jingle 714-529-8561 or e-mail her at

  • 3rd Annual Bingo Fundraiser to benefit BOHS Grad Nite

    5 years ago by

      BINGO FUNDRAISER @ BOHS all proceeds go to Grad night! Please encourage all Breans to attend, especially if they have a senior at the high school! The more the merrier! Must be 18 years old to play. $20 for 10 games and cash prizes!

        EVERY ONE of you reading this is invited!! It can be a multi FB page reunion and bring friends; the winning cash prizes will be bigger! Please feel free to share this on your FB wall too!

          789 Wildcat Way

            Doors open at 2:30PM games begin 3PM this Sunday.

              Let me know if you have any questions!! Thank you for always being a supporter of the kids (your kids) in the community!!
  • BOHS Grad Nite 2014

    5 years ago by

      In the snap of a finger the school year will end with the BOHS Class of 2014 celebrating their graduation day festivities. So planning in advance is a must! And fundraising is crucial to ensure a great party filled with happy memories to last a lifetime. Click the Grad Nite agenda to view the different types of fundraising opportunities that are available to choose from. The most popular community fundraiser on the schedule is the Silent Auction to be held on Tuesday, February 18. Check it out and help the hard working parents of the BOHS Grad Nite Committee 2014 reach their goal in creating a momentous occasion!

  • Shop Brea Museum for history books & media

    5 years ago by

      Looking for last minute gift ideas for Christmas? Consider purchasing Tim Harvey's photograph book--Brea, Then and Now--for the Brea enthusiast in your family!

        Prefer digital media? We have a great DVD by Brea's official historian, Brian Saul, at the museum as well. Segments feature topics such as the city's aviation history, Brean architecture, and local schools.

          Stop on by Thursday (2:30 - 5:00 pm) or Saturday (10:00 - 3:30 pm). We'd be happy to cross the last item off of your list!

            Happy Holidays everybody!

              Sue Hall Nguyen, PhD

                Museum Director

                  Brea Museum & Heritage Center

  • Country Hills Elementary PTA Fundraiser, December 18

    5 years ago by

      Wouldn’t you agree that it’s great to take a nice break from holiday shopping! Support the PTA Brea Country Hills Fundraiser and dine at Polly’s Pies in Yorba Linda this coming Wednesday, December 18, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

        Don’t forget to give your server the flyer, as Country Hills Elementary will receive 20% of your order. I know you won’t forget to try one of their many delicious assortment of pies!

  • Laurel Elementary Electronic Recycling Fundraiser

    5 years ago by

      HELP THE LEOPARDS raise funds through an e-waste collection fundraiser: Laurel Elementary School is holding an Electronic Recycling Fundraiser this Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All electronic devices are accepted with the exception of batteries, light bulbs, and vacuum cleaners.

        Laurel Elementary is hoping for a good turnout, so please tell friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors about their event.

          If you do not have the time to drop off your items this Saturday, leave a message on BBON Facebook for Chris Mynes and he will assist.

  • Christ Lutheran 2nd Annual Christmas Boutique

    5 years ago by

      With over 18 shopping days before Christmas, you’ll want to know about this event: Christ Lutheran 2nd Annual Christmas Boutique. Located at 820 W Imperial Highway in Brea, this event will take place this Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. At the Boutique you will find unique handcrafted items, great vintage items, food, home décor and more! Also, there will be a designated special area named ‘The Secret Shoppe’ for children to purchase items for their family. It’s always a task for kids to find the opportune time to shop for the family during the holidays, so this presents a very helpful, fun way to accomplish the job, while their parents are nearby!

        For the little ones, cookies and a meet and greet is scheduled with Santa from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.