Keep your Pets Safe and Cool in the Summertime


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Five Ways to Keep Pets Cool
Water play, shade and tasty treats…

In the heat of the summer, you may be cranking up the air-conditioning to stay comfortable, but don’t forget about your four-legged pals — especially if they’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Consider these five fun and easy ways to keep them cool and happy.

H2O and treats

It may sound obvious, but your dog and other pets need access to plenty of fresh, cold water. On a really hot day, you might toss a few ice cubes in the bowl to keep the water even colder. There are also ice cream treats designed specifically for dogs, or you can find recipes online to make your own. Here’s one clever idea — fill an ice cube tray with chicken broth or beef broth and then toss your dog a “pop” once the individual squares are frozen.

Water play

Many dogs love to get wet, whether they are splashing in a stream, swimming in a lake or jumping into a kiddie pool in your backyard. You can also set up a sprinkler for them to run through.

Check out new products

There are always new products on the market to keep pets cool in the heat, such as cooling bandanas and collars, pet beds that can be filled with cool water, and a collapsible water dish that you can carry anywhere — from a hike to a car ride. Keep in mind that if you’re driving with your dog, do not leave him waiting in the car for you, even if you crack the windows. His body temperature can rise quickly in a hot car and prove fatal.

Limit activity in the middle of the day

If you’re heading out for a walk or involving your pet in other outdoor activities, make sure to plan your excursion during cooler parts of the day (morning and early evening). The middle of the day is usually the hottest, and too much activity during this time can lead to an overheated pet. Pay attention to your pet’s cues and seek the advice of a vet if she is exhibiting any health problems.

Provide shade

If your pet stays outdoors, make sure he has a shady place to retreat when the heat becomes too intense. If you don’t have any natural shade in your yard, consider getting a beach umbrella or invest in a doghouse.

With a little bit of thought and preparation, you can prevent your pets from suffering in the summer sun. And they’ll love you all the more for it.

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Michael Caruso owner of Michael Caruso Real Estate Group has been recognized by the prestigious Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for the 3rd year in a row on his performance in the million-dollar and above luxury home market within Orange County, California “Real Estate professionals who have earned admittance to The Institute’s Million Dollar Guild not only have specific upper-tier market knowledge, but they also understand the unique needs of affluent buyers and sellers and recognize the importance of being discreet,” said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore.

“Whether you’re buying or selling a multi-million dollar property, you can depend upon The Institute’s Million Dollar Guild members to have the competencies necessary to help you meet your objectives.”

“To have this recognition of my accomplishments in serving Southern California is an honor,” said Michael Caruso. “It has strengthened my commitment to the community and its residents and I can proudly offer my Luxury Home Marketing expertise to the upper-tier homes throughout Orange County.” Members of the Million Dollar Guild are Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists (CLHMS) who have documented their success in assisting affluent buyers and sellers with million-dollar properties.

The recognition is awarded by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing which trains real estate agents in the luxury home market and awards international designations to those who meet stringent performance standards. 

Michael Caruso is an award-winning real estate Broker and 2007 President of the Orange County Association of Realtors, specializing in the Southern Orange County market in Residential Sales, Buyer Representation, Luxury Home Sales, Relocation Services and High Rise Condo Sales. Michael Caruso boasts 3 decades of experience in Real Estate Sales and Real Estate Development/Management. Michael has owned his own Real Estate Brokerage since 1994 after working many years for large franchise brokerages and being ranked at the pinnacle for Sales and Service. He has served on numerous California Legislative and Professional Standards committees and on various committees for the National Association of Realtors.

Michael is an ardent community volunteer and has served on the Executive Advisory Board for California State University at Fullerton. Special skills include listening to clients, continuing professional development and serving the community and surrounding area.

For current information on the upper tier market, contact Michael Caruso at 949-753-7900 or e-mail Michael@MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com. Visit michaelcarusorealestate.com and carumic.featuredblog.com for market information, listings, and more.

About The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help real estate professionals around the world provide high quality service to buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Institute members have completed special training to build expertise in the marketing of upscale homes and estates and those who meet performance standards may earn the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation. Information and an international membership list can be found at CLHMS.org. Members are also listed on the Wall Street Journal’s RealEstateJournal.com website.

 

 

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Caruso’s *VALENTINES* OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

Join the House of Blues for a Valentine’s Day Menu for Two on February 14th starting at 5:00pm. Make your reservations today by calling 714-520-2334

BREA

Valentine ’s Day at 8:00 is the Valentine’s Day Dinner Show with Christina Pazsitzky at the Brea Improv. Celebrate laughter and love this Valentine’s Day with comedian Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura at the Brea Improv. Valentine’s Dinner includes: One glass of Champage(for guests 21 years & older), small Caesar salad, an entree selection of prime rib, Asiago crusted chicken or honey shrimp pasta and chocolate mousse for dessert. Reservations recommended. For information and/or reservations you can call (714) 482-0700. Must be 18+.

BUENA PARK

Why not spend Valentine’s Day at Medieval Times?! Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is offering a Valentine’s Day Couple’s Package. The package includes two admissions to dinner and tournament show, two admissions to castle dungeon museum, photo in a souvenir frame, a valentine scroll to remember the occasion, split of champagne with two logoed souvenir glasses, feather long-stem sweetheart rose and two cheering flags. Buy tickets in advanced online to guarantee the Couple’s Package. For more information you can call 312-488-9883.

CYPRESS

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FULLERTON

Starting TONIGHT at 5:30 spend Valentine’s Day with the Cellar for “A Week of Love.” Don’t wait until the last minute to make your plans for Valentines weekend. As Orange County’s most romantic dining destination, The Cellar Celebrates “A Week of Love” from February 10th through the 14th. The Cellar will serve a special four-course Valentines menu on February 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th. Dinner also includes a fresh long stem red rose, provided by Lavenders, and each guest will receive a certificate to create your own 3 course dinner for only $29.95 in the month of March.

 

GARDEN GROVE

Join the H. Louis Lake Senior Center for a Valentine Celebration Tuesday, Feb 14 from 10:00a to 12:00p. Join us as we celebrate a day of amour. Bring your Sweetie and enjoy music, dancing and fun, fun, fun!

 
LA HABRA

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LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

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YORBA LINDA

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*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

Coming up Thanksgiving Morning, November 24, 2011 is the annual Plymouth Rock N’ Run 5k! The 5k and 10k course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River bike trail. There will be live music throughout the event, courtesy of CSUF jazz combo music, prizes, food, and a 1k kids fun run for 12 & under. All of the funds raised by sponsors and race participants will help Reeve-Irvine research to battle spinal cord injuries and other neurological afflictions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis.

BREA

Coming up November 18-19, 2011 is the Nutcracker Craft Boutique. Offering shoppers one-of-a-kind items perfect for the holiday season. Over the two days, 250 vendors will be on site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day or both to shop for one-of-a-kind items. Due to large numbers of shoppers, strollers cannot be accommodated at this event. Admission $2.00 with proceeds benefiting youth, teen and family programs Parking is free. For more information you can call (714) 990-7771.

 

BUENA PARK

TOMORROW Saturday, November 5, 2011 starting at 8am is the Easter Seals “Walk With Me” Fundraiser! This fun, family fundraising 4K walk is in support of Easter Seals. Enjoy music and games. As walkers cross the finish line, they will receive an adult 1/2 price, same day admission coupon from Knott’s Berry Farm, to enjoy the rides and attractions. For more information you can call 714.834.1111, ext 223.

CYPRESS

Saturday, November 19, 2011 is the annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 am – 4 pm. Start your holiday shopping early! Featuring hand crafted items, sweet shop, holiday lunch and entertainment. Admission is free! There’s also a Breakfast with Santa 8:00am-11:00am – $5.00 per person. For more information you can call 714-229-6780.

FULLERTON

Coming up Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 12-5:30 pm is the Winter Market and Tree Lighting. Come enjoy the entertainment, take free pictures with Santa from 12 to 4 p.m., grab a bite to eat, do some holiday shopping, visit the beer and wine garden, and be a part of the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Free parking is available in surrounding streets and parking structures. Craft vendors, food vendors, businesses, non-profits and commercial vendors are invited to participate as vendors.

GARDEN GROVE

Winterfest 2011 is coming up! Atlantis Play Center is transformed into a frosty fantasyland for the Family WinterFest. Activities include the popular snow hill, holiday arts and crafts, bounce houses, and trips around the park on the Polar Express train. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special visit and stop for photos. Food will be available for purchase. For more information you can call (714) 741-5200.

LA HABRA

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LA PALMA

Coming Saturday, November 12, 2011is the Annual La Palma Days! This annual tradition event has been celebrated in our community for over 25 years, encouraging residents, business partners and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit. The event features Miss La Palma Pageant, Parade & Band Review, Activities, Entertainment, Cultural & Historical Activities & International Food & Product Vendors. For more information you can call 714-690-3350.

PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Coming up is The Rose Theater Christmas Concert. Sacred and Secular Songs of the Season performed by Huntington Beach Concert Band! Enjoy beautiful holiday music favorites for all ages – a fine Huntington Beach tradition! For more information you can call 714-793-1150.  

YORBA LINDA

Sunday November 27 is the Annual Handel’s Messiah community sing-along!
The audience is invited to sing along with the Master Chorus and Orchestra in the favorite Messiah choruses, which include Glory of the Lord, Thou that tellest Good Tidings, For Unto Us a Child is Born, Glory to God in the Highest, His Yoke is Easy, Behold the Lamb of God, Lift up your heads, and of course, the Hallelujah Chorus. If you are a singer, please bring your own music scores (G. Schirmer edition). Music scores are available to borrow. Scores also available for purchase for $10 (including tax) Supplies are limited. Non singers are also invited to come and enjoy the music! For more information you can call 714-996-1960.  

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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A Fathers Day Poem from Caruso!


What makes a Dad?

 God took the strength of a mountain,

The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun,

The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature

The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages

The power of the eagle’s flight

The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity,

The depth of a family in need,

The God combined these qualities,

When there was nothing more to add,

He knew his masterpiece was complete,

And so,

He called it…Dad

 ~ Author Unknown

 

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

Mark your calendars for August 12-14, 2011. In 1990, a small group of people set out to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to southern Californians in a non-traditional, non-church environment called the Harvest Crusade (Angel Stadium of Anaheim). For more information you can call (714) 638-0981.

BREA

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BUENA PARK

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CYPRESS

Coming up Saturday, July 23 from 9:00a to 5:00p is the annual Cypress Community Festival at Oak Knoll Park. This is a FREE event. Bring the entire family to the Cypress Community Festival featuring DJ Shawn Parr & Go Country 105FM. Enjoy the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (7-11am), Chili Cookoff, Car Show, Family Games, Food Booths, Business Expo, Children’s Rides, Arts, Crafts & Continuous Entertainment. The 5K/10K Run/Walk starts at 7:30 am. This is the largest 1 day festival in Orange Co. drawing about 30,000 visitors. The event is sponsored by local businesses including: Toyota Grand Prix, Go Country 105 FM, ‘TheHomeMag’ of Orange County, The Cypress Event News & the News Enterprise.F or more info visit: http://www.cypressfestival.com or email: info@cypressfestival.com. The Cypress Community Festival is the signature event for the city of Cypress, CA and is held each year of the 4th Saturday of July at Oak Knoll Park. Businesses and individuals are invited to become sponsors and/or arrange for vendor booth spaces.

FULLERTON

SUNDAY, June 5, 2011 is the Annual 5K VisionWalk (Cal State Fullerton Titan Sports Complex Field, State College Boulevard). VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the program has raised over $15 million to fund sight-saving research. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

GARDEN GROVE

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LA HABRA

Friday, June 10 starting at 5:00p at Sonora High School is the annual La Habra Valley Community Fair. The 2011 La Habra Valley Community Fair is fun for the whole family. This event will feature car show (Saturday only), livestock shows, dog shows and agility trails, fair food, activities for kids, a petting zoo and much, much more. Admission is only $1.00 and all proceeds go to helping students in the surrounding FFA programs.

LA PALMA

Coming up Monday, July 4, 2011 is the Annual Run for Fun Event! A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July Festivities! La Palma’s Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run: it’s an opportunity to experience that small town/hometown sense of community. 5K/10K runs start at 7:30 am. Yankee Doodle Dash & Family Fun Zone runs 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. The Yankee Doodle Dash is a non-competitive, 2/5 of a mile, run for kids, ages 2 to 12 years old. The Family Fun Zone has plenty to do for families of all ages including inflatable obstacle course, potato sack race and a tug-o-war match. Even the little ones will have fun with the patriotic arts and crafts. The La Palma Kiwanis Club will also serve their annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.

PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Coming up at the end of summer Saturday, Aug 20 2:00p at The Rose Center Theater is the Ms. Senior California Pageant! Eighteen Ms. Senior California preliminary finalists from San Francisco to San Diego will compete for the title of Ms. Senior California 2011.
YORBA LINDA

SUNDAY June 5, 2011 will be Celebration of the Arts (located at 3 locations – Yorba Linda Community Center, Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House, & Hurless Barton Park). This is a very unique fine arts & music festival featuring nearly 100 exhibitors, including almost every type of visual and performing art that you can imagine. What makes it unique is that it very family friendly, offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, “beerfest”, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired! For more information you can call 714-996-1960.

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

This weekend, May 20-22, 2011 is the annual Greek Festival (405 N. Dale St.).Come experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece at the 2011 OC Greek Fest: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church’s 50th Annual Greek Food Festival celebrating the food, music, and culture of Greece! Authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music (live music by Fotia); an outdoor marketplace and expansive ‘Zorba’s Kidz Zone’ with carnival rides & games and other activities for the children-plus more!-are all ready for your visit to Greece right here in Anaheim. For more information you can call  (714) 827-0182

BREA

Nothing to report

BUENA PARK

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CYPRESS

Coming up this summer Saturday, July 23 from 9:00a to 5:00p is the annual Cypress Community Festival at Oak Knoll Park. This is a FREE event. Bring the entire family to the Cypress Community Festival featuring DJ Shawn Parr & Go Country 105FM. Enjoy the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (7-11am), Chili Cookoff, Car Show, Family Games, Food Booths, Business Expo, Children’s Rides, Arts, Crafts & Continuous Entertainment. The 5K/10K Run/Walk starts at 7:30 am. This is the largest 1 day festival in Orange Co. drawing about 30,000 visitors. The event is sponsored by local businesses including: Toyota Grand Prix, Go Country 105 FM, ‘TheHomeMag’ of Orange County, The Cypress Event News & the News Enterprise.F or more info visit: http://www.cypressfestival.com or email: info@cypressfestival.com. The Cypress Community Festival is the signature event for the city of Cypress, CA and is held each year of the 4th Saturday of July at Oak Knoll Park. Businesses and individuals are invited to become sponsors and/or arrange for vendor booth spaces.

FULLERTON 

Coming up Sunday, June 5, 2011 is the annual5K VisionWalk (Cal State Fullerton Titan Sports Complex Field, State College Boulevard). VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the program has raised over $15 million to fund sight-saving research. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

GARDEN GROVE 

Next weekend, May 27-30, 2011 is the annual Strawberry Festival (Euclid St & Main St). This festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history! For more information you can call 714-638-0981.

LA HABRA

Coming up Friday, June 10 starting at 5:00p at Sonora High School is the annual La Habra Valley Community Fair. The 2011 La Habra Valley Community Fair is fun for the whole family. This event will feature car show (Saturday only), livestock shows, dog shows and agility trails, fair food, activities for kids, a petting zoo and much, much more. Admission is only $1.00 and all proceeds go to helping students in the surrounding FFA programs.

LA PALMA

Nothing to report

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report

STANTON

Nothing to report
WESTMINSTER

Coming up at the end of summer Saturday, Aug 20 2:00p at The Rose Center Theater is the Ms. Senior California Pageant!  Eighteen Ms. Senior California preliminary finalists from San Francisco to San Diego will compete for the title of Ms. Senior California 2011.
YORBA LINDA

Coming up Sunday June 5, 2011 will be Celebration of the Arts (located at 3 locations – Yorba Linda Community Center, Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House, & Hurless Barton Park). This is a very unique fine arts & music festival featuring nearly 100 exhibitors, including almost every type of visual and performing art that you can imagine. What makes it unique is that it very family friendly, offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, “beerfest”, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired! For more information you can call 714-996-1960.

   

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI