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32nd Annual Festival of Lights

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This year’s Festival of Lights event was celebrated on Sunday, December 2nd and has been regarded by residents as the best to date.  The event preserved long-standing traditions including caroling down Visitacion led by Kathy Wall, a performance by Brisbane Dance Workshop, Santa’s arrival on the firetruck, and of course cookies, cider, and cocoa.  This year’s event also brought back the fan-favorite life-sized inflatable snow globe and introduced new elements including a song by children in the Club Rec afterschool program, photos with Santa, an oversized switch for lighting the tree, and Frosty with his very own snow!  The evening was truly magical and celebrated the founder of the Festival of Lights, Jeri Sulley, who also sang an original song about the festival tree. 


The Parks & Recreation Department would like to thank the following people for whom without them, the event would not have been possible: Clarke Conway, Nancy Colman, Renee Marmion, Kevin Fryer, Santa Claus, Kathy Wall, Jeri Sulley, the Brisbane City Council, the Parks & Recreation Commission, Brisbane Dance Workshop, Brisbane Fire Department, Brisbane Public Works Department, Brisbane Police Department, Club Rec staff, Sharon Boggs, Walt Long, Tim Chang, the Brisbane Library, Generators Unlimited, and a very special thanks to Nick Cohn for building and donating our new official light switch! 


Thank you to all who attended for making the event such a great celebration of community and Happy Holidays!  Enjoy the photos!  More can be found here on the Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook page.  Until next year! 

caroling down Vis


tree lighting

cocoa line



Farmers' Market Closed for Winter

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The Farmers' Market will be closed starting 12/13/18 for the rest of the winter, reopening in the Spring!  See you then for more fresh and local produce, Brisbane-sourced honey, and perhaps some new vendors!  (Having this time will allow the Market Manager to build up Brisbane's vendor base.)

Thank you for your support of the market and the vendors, some of which have been coming to Brisbane since April 2012 when the market first opened.  They will need your support again when they return in the Spring!

City Council Elects a New Mayor

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At last night's City Council Meeting, the Council Chambers were packed with community members wishing to thank Councilmember W. Clarke Conway for his year of dedicated and passionate service as Mayor of the City of Brisbane and to welcome the incoming Mayor.  This was actually Clarke's fifth time serving as Mayor, with him being the longest-serving Councilmember, and holding the most mayoral positions in Brisbane's history to date!  This is Clarke's 22nd year serving the Brisbane Community on the City Council.  Mayor Pro Tem Madison Davis read a Proclamation for Clarke, followed by her and the rest of the Council sharing how Clarke has been a "grounding force" and mentor for the City Council, noting how much his historical knowledge of the town has proved to be so invaluable to the Council, indicating where they've been, where they can go, and how they can come together on issues.  Councilmember Madison Davis was elected by her fellow City Council colleagues to lead the City as Mayor in 2019, with Councilmember Terry O'Connell elected to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.





December 2018 STAR

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Dec STAR cover

Please click here or the cover image above to read the December 2018 STAR.

12/5/18 Structure Fire in Brisbane

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Please see below for the Media Advisory from North County Fire Authority regarding today's structure fire on Mendocino St.

Media Advisory from NCFA