Posts by Ian Lanouette


Pumpkins, Three Tunnels and Lobster Rolls

Around 9 a.m. one late October Thursday, a bus full of intrepid souls departed the Community Center for an epicurean adventure that was highlighted by lobster rolls, three tunnels and a visit to a pumpkin patch.


Babushka

Fifteen residents braved an early morning rainstorm to hop on a PVE bus that was destined for Babushka, a restaurant in Walnut Creek that specializes in “authentic Russian cuisine with a French influence.”


A Journey Back in Time

Do you remember where you were in the summer of 1967, a time that came to be known as the Summer of Love?


Oenophiles in Lodi

In September, several PVE residents enjoyed a trip to Lodi for wine tasting.


Asian Cultural Night

In August, Paradise Valley Estates residents and guests enjoyed a spectacular sampling of Asian culture as our very own PVE Japanese Folk Dancers and the Taiko Drummers put on a fantastic show in the Community Center parking lot.


Grand Ol’ Opry Visits PVE

Well, not quite! However, “Ricky Harris and the Grand Ol’ Opry Players” did come to PVE on a Friday evening to play some delightful country and western music for a “sellout” crowd in the parking lot adjacent to the Café.


Visiting the Aerospace Museum of California

For many residents of PVE, memories are indelibly etched with the excitement of flight — especially from the cockpit of an airplane or as a crewmember onboard.


PVE Welcomes New CEO

This summer Paradise Valley Estates welcomed a new chief executive officer, Kevin Burke. Kevin and his wife, Lisa, arrived on campus in June.


A Middle Eastern Culinary Adventure

Seven PVE residents joined Jennifer de Leon, PVE’s executive administrative assistant, and our bus driver, David Oliver, on a wonderful bus trip to San Francisco.


A Trip to Cline Cellars

It was a somewhat blustery day when seventeen PVE residents climbed aboard the newest PVE bus and headed out for wine country

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