Here’s an opportunity for CRA members to meet the CRA Board of Directors, new and current, where the membership can interact with CRA leaders, ask questions, learn of our ongoing programs and of our advocacy for sustaining the special, historic character of the Village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Read More
Thursday, March 28, 5 PM
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center
Wine and social hour to follow program
Free and open to the public
CRA Dines Out!
April 9th at 5:30 pm
This program, originally scheduled for January 16, was cancelled due to weather conditions.
The program, presented by the Carmel Residents Association, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 12, Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 5:00 p.m.
by Tom Parks
It is late morning on a Thursday. The slight rain has passed and the sun is streaming through moist oak leaves into the small living room of perhaps the most beautiful cottage in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Built by legendary Mike Murphy in 1905 and virtually untouched through 113 years, this Lincoln Street art object is the home of Linda and Jackson Smith. We’re here to talk about beauty and history, and in this case, they are one in the same. Entering the house. the first words that come to mind are—it smells like Carmel!
By popular demand, the CRA is happy to announce that our Holiday Gala event will be at La Playa Hotel, Saturday, December 1st. Your CRA Board and the hotel staff are working to make this an enchanting evening with friends, food and spirits!
by Dale Byrne
One of my favorite sayings is “The more things change, the more things stay the same”. As an example, at first glance, it would seem that there is too much construction going on around town these days in Carmel-by-the-Sea. But, let’s look back in time. Santiago Duckworth sold the first 200 lots in Carmel City in only 6 months in 1889 and had sold 300 more by 1895. That’s a lot of activity in an embryonic town! Due to a number of factors, but mostly because the railroad didn’t come over the hill from Monterey as hoped and a 5 year depression that began in 1893, things slowed down.
by Dale Byrne
If you want to get an appreciation for the fine work our Carmel Police Department officers do to protect and serve our citizens, you should do a “ride-a-long” with one of our patrol officers. You will quickly learn what a challenging job they have and one where they come each day not knowing what is going to pop-up. And, even in our sleepy little Village, things do pop-up!