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St. Angela Merici

  • It’s Contest Time at BBON BreaSummerFest

    7 years ago by

    YO, have you bought your MC Hammer pants yet? Well, don’t sweat it; you still have 10 days to go! But tomorrow be ready for Day 1 of our BBON Brea SummerFest Contest with (6) contest days to win GREAT prizes!

  • Brea Volleyball Academy offers North Orange County Juniors Top-Notch Clinic

    7 years ago by

    Coach Beth

    As a high school volleyball player and 1997 BOHS graduate, Beth Cinderey-Deloyen caught the volleyball bug and has entered her eighth year as a Varsity Volleyball Coach, coaching five years at El Modina High and three years in her current position as Head Volleyball Coach at Brea Olinda. Four of her students this year will receive college scholarships with one attaining a full-ride volleyball scholarship.
    Due to her enthusiasm and love of the sport, “The number one sport for female athletes,” Beth exclaimed, she founded Brea Volleyball Academy in December 2011. Brea Volleyball Academy is a junior girls’ volleyball club offering girls in North Orange County regional and travel volleyball experiences to strengthen the skills needed for competitive opportunities as well as build confidence, socialization, leadership and friendship for everyone. Whether the player’s goal is to become a college athlete or to just to play for fun, Brea Volleyball Academy is a great place to achieve personal growth.
    While playing in high school, Beth traveled quite a bit, especially to South Orange County because there were no volleyball clinics in the area. Since opening, enrollment at Brea Volleyball Academy has increased from 12 to 70, with many members coming from St. Angela Merici Girls Volleyball Team.
    With an impressive team of top-notch coaches, she and Co-Director Gary Quire have definitely filled a much needed niche. Currently, they rent the Brea Community Center and American Sports Center in Anaheim to provide an adequate practice atmosphere, but Beth noted she is interested in locating a facility in Brea. Ideally, Beth would like to work and live in Brea; she and her young family are planning to move from South Orange County to Brea! Welcome Brea Volleyball Academy!

  • BBON SummerFest Contest Starts Next Week

    7 years ago by

    On their 25th Silver Annual Celebration, we are thrilled to be working with Brea SummerFest once again in conducting a BBON Brea SummerFest Contest! We have two weeks of contest fun with (6) chances to win great prizes before SummerFest 2012 scheduled on June 1, 2, 3!

      Starting Tuesday contest dates are as followed:
      • Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23, and Thursday, May 24
      • Tuesday, May 29, Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31
      Two weeks of contest fun - (6) chances to win! Stay tuned for an exciting contest!  

  • Brea SummerFest and Brea Old and New to partner again with contest

    7 years ago by


    Brea SumerFest Celebrating 25 Years

    We are thrilled to announce that BBON will be partnering once again with the Brea SummerFest to conduct a spectacular BBON Brea SummerFest Contest! This year is their 25th Annual Brea SummerFest.  For years they have been rocking “Good Old Brea” with an amazing community event like no other! Over 25,000 people come from all over for the fantastic rides, great variety of tasty food, and unparalleled live entertainment including legendary singers and bands such as Pat Benetar, Eddie Money, Peter Frampton, and The Temptations! And this year’s line-up is looking supreme with Credence Clearwater Revisited, Starship, Dazz Band/Kool and the Gang, Bobby Kimball, the original singer of the band Toto, along with more headliners to come!

  • Brea Pays Respects to Shirley Bickel

    7 years ago by

    Shirley Bickel, 2011

    When I left my apartment on Saturday morning to attend the Mass at St. Angela's for Shirley Bickel, I knew I would see many well-known Breans in attendance. And why not? Shirley is well-known in the city, herself. As a volunteer at the Senior Center, serving on various Boards and Committees, investing her time and energy in so many projects, Shirley has been such a familiar face in the city for so long, I knew OF Shirley Bickel, before I ever even met her. And when I met her, just like everyone else, I loved her bright smile.

    When I arrived at the Church, even half-an-hour before the service, the parking lot was already full. I parked on the street, and with others, walked up the sidewalk to where people were gathered. As I watched, more people were walking from their cars to queue up, like me, to sign the guest book. I was pleased to see we had all followed Shirley's wishes and dressed in bright colors. Then, as we were ushered in and seated,  waiting for the service to begin, I started to notice the well-known Breans who had come to pay their respects. Mayor Don Schweitzer, Councilmembers Marty Simonoff and Roy Moore, city leaders past and present, Pastors Dave Rader and Doug Green; all of whom not only counted on Shirley's no-nonsense opinion, they counted her as a friend.

    Then, I noticed something else. There were many well-known Breans at the service, but the number of UNKNOWN Breans...Breans just like me...was staggering!

    Looking around me, I saw people young and old, smiling, teary. All of us unknowns, there to honor a woman who had touched our lives. Someone we count as a friend.  What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady. I think Shirley would have smiled.