Laughing with Di – October 2018

This school year, as I continue my volunteering career at West Creek Academy, I aspire to be smarter than a fifth grader. Let’s have a laugh…. Time marches on taking me with it. I have climbed the stairs to the fifth grader’s domain. The first thing I noticed...

Shop Local at Closet on Main

 Fall is here, which means it is officially sweater weather and Closet on Main has all of your favorite fall looks! Step in and you will find cardigans, jean jackets, leather jackets, and winter coats at unbelievable prices. Shoppers who visit Closet on Main are...

Holiday Gift Ideas!

 Can you believe it? The holidays are right around the corner! Mixed with the excitement of the season may be a bit of dread about “The List” – you know the one, gifts for all the wonderful people in your life who seem to have everything. Why not avoid the crowds at...

Born To Teach Us Love In So Many Ways

I write about people who touch my life. None of them is as personal as my dear friend Elliott who passed away last month. Thirty-five years ago, my husband Dennis and I became best friends with Elliott and his wife, Shula. Our family bond strengthened as our sons grew...

Shop Local In Downtown Newhall

 Closet on Main is a dainty boutique in trendy downtown Newhall where the friendliest of faces can be found. The customer service is excellent, and the quality and price of the items sold is unbelievable. Customers may be surprised upon arrival that the store is a...

The Holidays are Almost Here

 It’s hard to believe but soon the Holidays will be here and your home will be filled with family and friends. If one of the things on your Holiday list this year is sprucing up your home, we can help. Custom framing can transform your home into an elegant holiday...

Laughing with Di – October 2018

Picture this – a cartoon showing a large, stone wheel. Tied up on the wheel is a lizard. One caveman is speaking to another caveman. “Me call it meals on wheels.” The caption reads: In spite of early failures, the concept would eventually achieve success....

Oh Baby! – October 2018

Congratulations from all of us at the Santa Clarita Magazine! Meet Rayne Deanne Cline Born August 2, 2018 at 4:09 p.m. She was 7 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long. Parents Greg & Riley Cline along with Big Brother Aksel Hans Cline welcome you to this world. Meet Paityn...

Laughing With Di – September 2018

Killer, Troll, Rocky, Bubbles, Kit Kat, Tigger, Campbell Soup, Care Bear . . . this is not the line up for the next GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) event. They are nicknames for a team of gymnasts ranging in age from seven to 10. There is nothing funny about...

Want to Improve Your Memories?

 Folksinger Bob Dylan once said, “Take care of all your memories.” And we are here to do just that for you—-take care of your memories. Whether you have trinkets from a vacation, or World War II memorabilia, we can help you customize a frame design suitable for...

Closet on Main – September 2018

 As summer nears an end, fall approaches quickly and Closet on Main has all of your sweater-weather needs! We are putting out all sweaters, cardigans and jackets at unbelievable prices. At Closet on Main we guarantee you will find high-end, quality items fitting for...

Laughing with Di – August 2018

This is my tribute and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital (HMNH), who recently helped me regain my health. In the last six months, I found my way to the HMNH three times. My medical conditions were life-threatening, so I understand the...

Yes, We Do…

 When we explain that we do all of the work here in the back room at FASTFRAME, we often get a surprised response such as “Oh, I thought you sent everything out and just took orders”. We are proud to say that all of our framing projects from start to finish are done...

Hot August Nights

 It’s hot outside, boy is it hot outside, but don’t worry Ma Maison is here to help you look great and stay cool.  Whether you’re staying in town to enjoy the hot August nights, or heading to the beach for those cooler summer evenings, Ma Maison has you covered. With...

Come and See Us on Main Street

 The heat is here, and we are ready for some much-anticipated pool days! Closet on Main is here to provide you with all of your summer needs, from bathing suits to floppy sunhats, we’ve got it all! Next time you are taking a stroll down Main Street, be sure to stop by...

Laughing With Di

 After reading the article, “Filming Continues to Flourish in Santa Clarita” in The Magazine of Santa Clarita, I decided to have some fun with it. Santa Clarita is within the “thirty-mile zone” and, therefore, a multitude of locally based shows, shows filmed on...

Frame Your Vacation Memories

 Imagine your fondest memories hanging in the den or living room for you to enjoy every day. Souvenirs and mementos from a fun vacation can be displayed in a beautiful shadowbox. Vacation memories can be prominently displayed in your home instead of packed away in a...

Laughing with Di – June 2018

It was cold. It was cloudy. It was windy. Not your typical Santa Clarita kind of day. We were on one of the fields for the end of another fun, Flag Football League season. Let’s have a smile. The die-hard, frosty, fans were cheering on the sidelines (some of us with...

Framing for Father’s Day…

 June is here. The graduations are over, summer vacations have begun. June also means Father’s Day. That time of year when we have the opportunity to let Dad know how much we appreciate all he does for us. It can be difficult to find that special gift that truly...

Mother’s Day

 I love being a mom, and Mother’s Day makes me feel special.  That being said there are definitely a few things about being a mom that aren’t so special.   Lots of times child bearing does stuff to our bodies that we just want to hide.  With summer coming it’s not...

Laughing With Di

My mom, Sophie, was of Polish descent. She had little formal education but became street-smart at an early age. She was the youngest of four brothers and three sisters. She was her father’s favorite. During the Depression he would always find a way to buy her silk...

Celebrating Our Mothers 2018

 Each year we request photos for our Mother’s Day photo contest, and the one thing that I look forward to is the story. Why do these women mean so much to these children, friends or family? The reasons never cease to amaze me, as well as inspire me on my own journey...

Framing for the Future

 Soon it will be June graduation time. Give your graduate’s academic degree the importance it deserves by putting it in a custom frame. Not only will the proper frame help preserve this precious document for the future, it will create a beautiful presentation to enjoy...

Laughing With Di – April 2018

 I’ve had moments throughout my career of impressing a boss…this was not one of them. My boss (JRK) was the company President. I was the Marketing Manager. He was in his prime. I was at the twilight of my career. (Get the picture?) We journeyed to four cities...

Framing for the Future

Soon it will be June graduation time. Give your graduate’s academic degree the importance it deserves by putting it in a custom frame. Not only will the proper frame help preserve this precious document for the future, it will create a beautiful presentation to enjoy...

Celebrating Spring at Ma Maison

Here it is March and Ma Maison is ready to celebrate spring! March kicks off the Thursday’s in Newhall events which we always enjoy here on Main Street. Ma Maison stays open until 10 p.m. on the third Thursday when the popular “Senses” takes place right in front of...

Laughing With Di – April 2018

  ADVERTISE WITH US CLICK HERE A Note From the Publishers – November 2018 by Linda, Moe and Alexander Hafizi | Oct 30, 2018 | A Note From the Publisher   It’s time to be thankful and we are giving thanks to everyone for all of the positive comments we received...

Renovate Your Wall Space

 By now, I’m sure you’ve already failed to keep a few of your New Year’s resolutions. This year, how about changing the pattern and making a resolution that will be easy to stick with? Consider updating your home or office easily and cost effectively by changing some...

Whimby’s Comes to Santa Clarita

 Donate, give back and get involved—Whimby’s gives residents a new place to shop for gently used clothing and goods. A business four-years in the making, Whimby’s owner Tracey Moss is extremely passionate about her new business venture. “We just opened in January and...

Laughing With Di – Feb 2018

 What you are about to read is a true story. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Let’s have a laugh. Back in the day, two young girls, uh, let’s call them Audrey and Lisa were on vacation in San Francisco, California. Base camp was the Pickwick Hotel on...

The Tradition Of Wearing A Wedding Ring

 Today I found out the history and symbolism behind the tradition of wearing a wedding ring and why, in most western cultures, it’s worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, otherwise known as the ring finger. No one can really say for sure when this age-old...

What’s In A Name?

 Schiit Audio – yes, it is pronounced like it looks. This audio industry is anything but normal and this pun-of-a-name company has taken the world by storm as customers experience the quality of the products and keep coming back for more Schiit. Started in 2010 by two...

Preserving Your Holiday Memories

Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully you enjoyed the holidays as much as we did at FASTFRAME. With many family members at the house, some from out of town and haven’t been seen for a while, all of those digital cameras were flashing and clicking up a storm. Well now...

Laughing with Di – January 2018

 Being a mother, and now a grandmother, provides events that supply my overflowing happy memory box. What could have possibly happened to jeopardize all of this joy? Let’s have a laugh…. As a fresh, young, mother, I swaddled up my tiny, new baby boy, placed him...

Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring

 Like true love, diamonds are rare, precious and strong – qualities that have earned the diamond its status as a symbol of marriage for centuries. No other piece of jewelry says “love” more powerfully than a diamond engagement ring. It signifies commitment, trust and...

Personalize This

What better way to show friends and family how much you care for them than with a personalized gift tailored specifically for them? Personalize This is a store that specializes in making that perfect gift with a personal touch, so come on down to make this gift...