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San Mateo County Weekend Events

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

It’s about to be another wonderful coastside summer weekend.  Here is a brief roundup of events along the coast.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Half Moon Bay Library - July 29th

On behalf of the city of Half Moon Bay in partnership with San Mateo County and the County Library Joint Powers Authority, you are invited to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Half Moon Bay Library on July 29th at 11am.  There will be light refreshments served at noon.  The new library is being designed to meet the needs of those living along the coast in today’s digital world. The new facility will serve as a community gathering place, provide internet access to those in need of it, and host various events and activities.  There will be something for everyone in the community to enjoy.

Movies In The Park- Burlingame - July 29th

Head to Washington Park to enjoy “Movies In The Park.”  Enjoy the movie “Minions” under the stars at sunset for free. There will be cotton candy and popcorn provided.

Music On The Square - Red Wood City - July 29th

Come to the Square for a free live concert by Native Elements in Redwood City. The concert will run from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Redwood Symphony - July 30th

Enjoy an evening at the symphony hosted at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center. The Redwood Symphony will be performing Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, one of the most monumental of all creations.  For more information about the performance and to purchase tickets visit redwoodsymphony.org.

Contact us via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903 with any of your real estate needs or questions.

 

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon BayEl GranadaMoss Beach, Montara, and PacificaYour complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

Clever Vacation Packing Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

We are in the height of the summertime travel season and along with traveling comes the chore of packing. Here are a few creative packing hacks that will make your traveling this summer easier.

Toiletries

Many toiletries are liquid based and tend to spill during the trip. To prevent this from happening cut a small square of cling wrap and put it under the lid of your toiletries to prevent them from leaking all over your suitcase. If you have larger bottles of toiletries (think shampoo, conditioner, and lotion) and you want to save space put them in an empty prescription bottle.  Most razors come with a cover to go over the blade, but if you are like us you misplace them quickly. To keep your fingers safe while traveling with a razor use an oversized binder clip to go over the head of the razor.

Shoes

Not only are the soles of your shoes dirty they also are known to carry loads of bacteria. The last thing you want when packing is your shoes touching the rest of your stuff. To prevent this from happening use a shower cap and place your shoes inside of it before packing them.

Accessories

Traveling with a hat and worried it will go flat during the travel? Use a shirt and stuff it inside the hat to keep it from getting smashed.  Jewelry is another accessory that can be tricky to travel with as it tends to become tangled during travel.  To prevent tangling use cling film. An old pill box is the perfect tool to use to pack earrings in.

Clothing

Traveling with delicate dresses and keeping them safe can be tricky.  To keep them safe roll them between two pieces of tissue paper to provide an extra layer of protection. Make sure the paper is white.  To save space roll your clothing by first folding it in half then roll from the shoulders down. Not only does this make your shirts nice and compact it leaves them wrinkle free.  To keep your clothes smelling fresh, layer them with dryer sheets.

Cash

Keep your cash safe by secretly stashing it away. You can do this by rolling it up and placing it in empty chapstick tubes. Just keep track of it as it can be easy to lose.

Make lots of memories and safe travels!

If you are looking to buy or sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. We can also offer you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home to advise you what it is worth. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

 

Weekend Round Up Of Coastside Events

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

11:00 AM Saturday, July 16 - Group Picnic at Half Moon Bay

Bring your picnic food, drinks, adult beverages, beach chairs, towels, and sunscreen and head to Half Moon Bay State Beach for a group picnic. Don’t forget to bring your favorite beach games.  Don’t forget that fires and fireworks on the beach are prohibited.

July 15-31 - God of Carnage at Pacifica Spindrift Players

Opening night of God of Carnage at Pacifica Spindrift Players is July 15th and will run through July 31st. This 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play centers around a playground altercation among eleven-year-old boys which brings together two sets of parents from Brooklyn for a meeting to resolve it.  Visit Pacifica Spindrift Players here for more information about this award winning play.

July 16 & 17 - Menlo Summerfest

Head to Menlo Park for the 30th annual Menlo Summerfest, formerly known as Connoisseurs’ Marketplace to celebrate everything that summer has to offer. Enjoy contemporary fine arts and crafts by over 200 of America’s best artists, live music both on the main stage and throughout downtown, specially foods and drinks, premium wines, microbrews and special summer cocktails.  There will also be fun and games with a kids’ fun zone.  Read more about the upcoming event here.

July 15 - Artists Capture The Coast Half Moon Bay

There will be over 14 artists displaying more than 80 paintings that depict San Mateo County’s beautiful trains and beaches, yacht harbors, one of a kind ocean waves, and local ranches and barns. Location is the Coastal Arts League Gallery.

July 15 & 16 - The Bead Show-San Mateo County Event Center

Head to San Mateo County Event Center to the Bead Show where you will have the ability to purchase at an affordable price top-quality beads and beading supplies.  Exhibitors from around the world will be on hand displaying their wares and demonstrating their unique beading techniques.

Enjoy this wonderful summer weather and get out explore the coastside.  The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon BayEl GranadaMoss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. 

 

City of San Mateo Launches New Pay By Phone In Parking Lots

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

If you plan on going to San Mateo to do any shopping you should know that changes have come to the parking lots downtown. The city of San Mateo added a new feature this month that is designed to make parking in downtown more convenient. With the launch of PayByPhone, drivers can pay via the app easily by just a few steps on their phone.  The pilot launch of this app in San Mateo is at the Worker’s Resource Center Parking lot and the Kinko’s park lot.

PayByPhone is currently a parking payment leader in the United States and has partnerships with parking venues across all of North America.  Nearby Redwood City and San Francisco already utilize this app.

With PayByPhone being available in these two lots, free parking has come to an end. As of the 1st of this month, the city of San Mateo has started charging $.25 an hour and your only method of paying is via the PayByPhone app or by calling an 800 number.  All funds collected from parking downtown will be reinvested into helping to keep the city of San Mateo’s downtown area clean and appealing.

To create your account with PayByPhone, visit their website at paybyphone.com or call their toll-free number at (866) 234-7275. The goal is to have PayByPhone available in all downtown lots by the end of the year.

If you are looking to sell your coastal home, we’d love to hear how we can help you with your real estate goals. We can also offer you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home to advise you what it is worth. Contact us today via email or give us a call at (650) 888-6903.

 

The Rain Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Mateo County, including areas such as Half Moon Bay, El Granada, Moss Beach,Montara, and Pacifica. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.

 

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