Our honored Barbara Livingston has passed - 2/23/2021

Barbara, our former longtime CRA President, passed on peacefully in her home on this date.  We are so saddened to share this update.  Barbara's boundless love and contributions to Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Carmel Residents Association is unsurpassed.  We invite you to reminisce, in part, by re-reading her President's pages of The Voice over the past 10 years up through the September 2020 issue on the Archives page here.  And you may enjoy reading of the Carmel-by-the-Sea proclamation for her years of contributions, extended this past August at her home highlighted here.  Here is a YouTube video interview of Barbara conducted by our Carmel Library Team for our Carmel Centennial celebration in August 2016 - with lots of great Carmel-by-the-Sea history and insights.  This week's Carmel Pine Cone provided a wonderful cover article of Barbara's life here.
For those looking to offer their condolences to Barbara's family - her postal address is PO Box 6025, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca 93921.

Welcome to the Carmel Residents Association Website

Since 1987, the Carmel Residents Association has been the premier community civic organization for full and part-time residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea and those in its sphere of influence vested interest in protecting our "Village in the Forest". You can now also join, renew and make donations to the CRA, register and pay for CRA-sponsored events and much more, all online. Click here for a more detailed overview.

CRA's - News You Can Use & The Voice

The Voice - January-February Issue HERE  Articles include: 2021 Outlook, Visitors Comments, Citizens of the Year Nominations Open, Jan 28th History of Carmel's Live Theater, Harrison Library History, Frankie Laney Bio, and lots more on CRA and News About Town. 

News You Can Use - February 5th Issue HERETopics include: City Council Updates Food Waste Reduction Requirements, City Storm Drain Master Plan, Half-Year Budget Update, Fire Services and more. Plus the latest on COVID19 Tests & Vaccine rollout and more.

CRA's Citizen of the Year - is a bi-annual tradition, honors a person whom has, through their service, enhanced the lives of citizens of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  This is our 26th year.   To learn more on past recipients and guidelines on nominating visit this page for more information.  Deadline for nominations is February 15th.

Our News You Can Use is an email update with the latest news commonly posted shortly after monthly City Council Meetings. The Voice covers topics of longer-term value to our membership.  Archives of all of these email and printed publications can be found HERE.   Plus Our CRA Facebook page will also contain the most recent news, events, photos and open engagement with fellow locals - please join this page.

CRA's Recent & Upcoming - Zoom Events 

NEXT - Thursday, March 25th at 5PM, CRA is hosting My Grandfather, Sam Morse, with Charlie Osborne.  Charles researched and authored  “Boss:  S.F.B. Morse, Founder of Pebble Beach”.  Charles, a businessman and native son, will share images and stories about his grandfather – who by all accounts was a renaissance man – conservationist, athlete, artist, and entrepreneur.  Join us via the ONE CLICK on any smart device, PC or mobile device HERE.  For more information on accessing this session, pictures and quotes from the author, visit this page

On Thursday, January 28th, CRA hosted Stephen Moorer's History of Live Theater in Carmel.   View the YouTube Video of this session HERE.   Learn about the early personalities bringing their Bohemian influence to our Village including surnames such as Sterling, Austin, London, and Hopper.  And hear about the performances and locations ranging from Carmel Arts & Crafts Clubhouse, Forest Theater, Golden Bough, Circle Theater, Sunset Center, Carl Cherry Center.  For more on this presentation and Stephen Moorer please visit this link.

On Wednesday December 9th CRA hosted "Carmel's Climate Change Initiative Update" with our Village council persons Jeff Baron & Carrie Theis providing the scope, efforts and timeline for this project's efforts.  View the YouTube of this great session HERE.   For additional information on this Committees work visit HERE.  

On Thursday November 19th - CRA Hosted  "Dickens in America - a performance by Howard Burnham".  The YouTube of this performance is available HERE....and for more details on this performance and it's characters visit HERE

On Thursday Oct 21st –  CRA Hosted Tracy Shaw as she shares stories of her great-grandmother - Flora Woods, Madam of Cannery Row  from early in the 20th century. The YouTube of this great program is available HERE.  ....and for more details on this program content visit HERE

If ZOOM is new for you, visit this "how to video" created by the Carmel Harrison Library team.  Please participate live but if you can't make it, we will share one-click video recordings for your viewing on-demand within a day of these dates on the CRA website.     Our Recordings are posted on the CRA YouTube Page HERE

Farmers Market Serving Carmel Area - Weekly

Thursdays - from 10 AM to 2 PM  In Carmel by the Sea - just behind Devendorf Park on Sixth Avenue between Junipero and Mission Streets on 6th.

Enjoy local certified organic fresh farm produce, plants, fresh cut flowers, baked good and various specialty items...and some entertainment too.


Please Support our VIP Business Members

No need to tell you the challenges every business is having in town. Take a look at the list of those that were supporting the CRA's Village Incentive Program here and show them some love while saving some dollars with these offers.   

Carmel Chamber Catalyst Newsletter 

Siignup for the Chamber's Catalyst online newsletters here.  It provides great information on and to our valued local Businesses - with increased guidance on alignment with COVID19 guidelines and programs. 

COVID19 in Monterey County

To see the latest detailed charts and tables from the Monterey health department, click here


During this historic time, here is an expanded list of Online Resources from Local to Global on COVID-19. 

As always, please stay safe and healthy. Thank you for working to keep our community strong.