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St. Francis Xavier Golf Classic Raises Funds And Fun

The Sixth Annual St. Francis Xavier Golf Classic took over DeBell Golf Club and course on Friday, October 24. While the kids studied at school, their parents and local businesses hit the links to raise funds for the private Catholic school.

“The Golf Classic is one of St. Francis Xavier’s bigger fundraisers with the proceeds going towards improving the education at St. Francis Xavier School,” commented Rita Recker, Business Manager at St. Francis Xavier.

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

From left to right: Lisa Matzer, JoDee Geryak, Kelly Ben Miloud and Elaine Wickersheim at the 2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

“Last year’s profits went towards improving the infrastructure of our wifi,” she continued. “We were able to bring fiber optics to the school”

“Each classroom can now run their SmartBoard while at the same time the whole school can utilize iPads, although at the current time only our junior high uses iPads,” Recker went on to say. “Wifi is also available from every corner of our campus. We have had no down time this year with the new improvements.”

Approximately 120 players attended the event, playing a full 18 holes of golf and participating in the putting contest and enjoying cold drinks at the popular margarita hole. Tournament participants enjoyed a buffet in the DeBell Clubhouse, along with the awarding of the prizes.

The Golf Classic raised $10,200 for the school and exceeded expectations, added Recker. Next year’s event is already on the books for Friday, October 23, 2015.

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

From left to right: Bill Wickersheim, Chris Nappi, Ruel Santos and Jose Rivera at the 2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Classic winners are:

1st Place – 55 – Jim Stanley, David Stanley, Mike Zambo, Erik Adams

2nd Place – 57 – Joe Handy, Jose Robles, Dick Martin, Dick Caffey

3rd Place – 57 – Todd Kehrli, Jim Kehrli, Gary Coffman, James Ratcliff

2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

From left to right: Dr. John Simic, Jim Roope, Chris Augustine and Brett Howard ath the 2014 St. Francis Xavier Golf Tournament at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo Courtesy of St. Francis Xavier School)

Fresh Ideas For A Burbank Lunch On The Lighter Side

We’ve all been there. Just an hour for your Burbank lunch and you want something fresh, something healthy, maybe a salad or lighter meal. Where can you get in and out in under an hour and also include some vegetables in your diet?!

Salmon sandwich with a fresh side salad at Urban Eats. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Salmon sandwich with a fresh side salad at Urban Eats. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Urban Eats is known for its customizable salads and fresh menu. Never fear, you can get a beer or a fried chicken sandwich here, too. The salmon sandwich is so very good.

The wild-caught fish is flavorful and prepared perfectly. Served inside a gently pressed panini roll and accompanied by a light side salad with yummy house dressing, this sandwich is amazing.

The Canyon Grille's veggie wrap mixes colorful vegetables and cheese.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Canyon Grille’s Veggie Wrap mixes colorful vegetables and cheese. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The recently revamped menu at DeBell Golf’s The Canyon Grille has some excellent new options. For the veggie lover, the Veggie Wrap combines a bunch of colorful vegetables like avocado, peppers, cucumber and tomato with mixed greens and jack cheese in a giant tortilla wrap.

For some red meat at lunch, try The Canyon Grille’s Carne Asada Torta, which layers grilled meat with salsa, chipotle mayo and freshly made guacamole. Served on airy focaccia bread, the sandwich is absolutely delicious. Fresh french fries or a side salad complete the plate.

DeBell’s Canyon Grille boasts a gorgeous view and restful, casual vibe. It’s great for a lunch away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the office.

The carne asada torta provides a party of flavors inside a light focaccia bread. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Carne Asada Torta provides a party of flavors inside a light focaccia bread. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Getting enough tasty vegetables can be a challenge, but the Chop Stop has it covered. Serving custom salads either chopped and mixed, in a wrap or on top of beans and rice provides a variety of enjoyable ways to get one’s daily requirement of veggies.

Chop Stop's Choppurito Classic bowl.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Chop Stop’s Choppurito Classic bowl. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Choose from popular favorites on the menu or come up with your own concoction. Chop Stop makes each salad, wrap or bowl fresh to order. The place can get very busy at lunchtime and there aren’t a lot of tables inside or out, so many people get their lunch to go.

The Chop Stop is our go-to place for a fast, healthy salad. We add meat and beans or rice for a heartier lunch.

Chop Stop's Cilantro Onion bowl combines chicken and lots of flavor.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Chop Stop’s Cilantro Onion bowl combines chicken and lots of flavor. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Back in Magnolia Park, Romancing the Bean has a variety of creative and colorful salads and sandwiches for the lunchtime crowd. Recent favorites include the Salad Nicoise, the kale and Brussels sprouts salad and the cold chicken curry sandwich.

Salad Nicoise at Romancing the Bean is always fresh. This one substitutes avocado for green beans.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Salad Nicoise at Romancing the Bean is always fresh. This one substitutes avocado for green beans. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Fresh ingredients and edible flowers always brighten up Romancing the Bean’s salads. Many people add some chicken to the raw kale and Brussels sprouts salad for a heartier lunch.

The kale and Brussels sprouts salad at Romancing the Bean is chock full of healthiness.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The kale and Brussels sprouts salad at Romancing the Bean is chock full of healthiness. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The cold chicken curry sandwich on a multi-grain bread has been another popular favorite at the Magnolia Park coffee shop for quite a while now. Served with a side salad of mixed greens and a light vinaigrette, it’s another healthy option for lunch.

Cold chicken curry sandwich on rustic multi-grain bread is a mouthful of amazing tastes.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Cold chicken curry sandwich on rustic multi-grain bread is a mouthful of amazing tastes. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

However, sometimes we really need to have some fries and beer at lunch. One way to feel better about that choice is to get veggie or no-meat fare along with the fries and beer.

And for that, Tony’s Darts Away is an excellent choice for vegan and vegetarian sandwiches and salads. They make a delicious Golden State salad with yellow beets, goat cheese, pepitas and organic greens, topped with a light vinaigrette.

Golden State salad, with yellow beets, goat cheese and nuts, compensates for the fries and beer.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Golden State salad, with yellow beets, goat cheese and nuts, compensates for the fries and beer. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Throw in some great tunes and the choice of interior bar or outside patio ambiance, and lunch at Tony’s suddenly becomes a party for a few minutes until it’s time to get back to work.

In Burbank, we are lucky to have so many options for healthy and light lunches. We welcome readers to share some of their favorites dishes and restaurants with us in the comment section or via email. Maybe we’ll highlight your favorite lunch next.

DeBell Golf Course’s Canyon Grille Reopens

The City of Burbank’s DeBell Golf Course will host a grand reopening ceremony for the Canyon Grille at DeBell on Friday, April 11, 2014. Co-hosted by DeBell and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with an official ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Golfers can expect an enhanced experience at DeBell as a result of Canyon Grille’s new menu and improved synergy between food and golf operations. The golf course’s eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an array of dishes such as omelets and French toast; hamburgers and flatbread pizzas; salmon and steak entrees. Complementary tasting of the Canyon Grille’s new menu will be provided to all event attendees.

The new operator of the restaurant is Tom Shayman, who also owns and operates the Burbank Bar and Grille restaurant.

Donations will be accepted at the grand reopening which will benefit renovation efforts of the War Memorial Wall at McCambridge Park.

Boys & Girls Club of Burbank Tees it High and Lets it Fly

The PGA of America and USGA have welcomed Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) as their Official Youth Development Partner in a new five-year mission that will introduce youth nationwide to the game of golf. Through this partnership, PGA Professionals are teaching golf to kids starting at 50 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, including Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley.

Zach Allen from DeBell’s Pro Shop gives advise on putting to this group of kids from the Boys and Girls Club. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

PGA Professional Scott Scozzola, DeBell Golf Course, welcomed children from the Burbank Club to his facility on Monday, Oct. 8, for a clinic that culminates the PGA Sports Academy powered by UnitedHealthcare program conducted at the Boys & Girls Club.

Scozzola, who has been instructing Club members for the last four weeks at the Boys & Girls Club facility using special golf training equipment, gave participants, many for the first time, the opportunity to experience green grass golf play.

Burbank’s DeBell Pro Shop Golfer Zach Allen watches one of several golfers line up the putt. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

• With this partnership, golf opportunities will be available to Boys & Girls Club members and their families, including special golf fun days at local Boys & Girls Clubs, family days at local courses, invitations to golf clinics and tournaments, and the development of league play. There are 47 cities selected to host these programs, including Burbank.

• Golf training, equipment and instructional support from PGA/LPGA Professionals will be provided through this partnership to help youth build character, develop healthy lifestyles, and learn the game of golf.

• Local PGA and LPGA Professionals will provide the golf instruction to the junior golfers at the facility. The instruction is all part of the PGA Sports Academy powered by UnitedHealthcare curriculum and includes elements of health and wellness with golf-based activities.

 

 

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)