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Updated: 03/28/09

Monte Carlo Night 2009!Monte Carlo Night 2009!

North Valley Honorary Mayor Nancy Cartwright, "The Voice of Bart Simpson" Hosts the 4th Annual Celebration of Food, Dance, Drink, Celebrity Guests, Live Auction and Texas Hold 'Em Poker!

Proceeds benefit Devonshire PALS new youth center for Kids-at-Risk.

2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Winner and Poker Committee Chairperson, Jamie Gold and Nancy Cartwright invite you to attend the "Biggest Party in Northridge!"

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“I, Lorelei” By Yeardley Smith

Yeardly SmithMy “sister”, Yeardley Smith, has written a delightful novel about a spunky, say-what’s-on-her-mind 11-year-old girl.  It takes you through 3-months of her life while she shares her most personal feelings after the loss of her cat, Mud. 

Once I got the book, I honestly couldn’t put it down.  Lorelei is bright and smart and has keenness not usually associated with teens, much less “tweens”.   To me, she carries an awareness of the world around her as her parents’ relationship crumbles and her friends at school evaluate and invalidate each other as a matter of course.  This brings out an acerbic quality to her, but she is so darn likeable that it pulls the reader closer to Lorelei’s world.

I am just so proud of Yeardley for having committed several years to writing this charming piece that actually extends its’ readership to include adults of all ages. 

Go to for details on how to buy this novel.  Don’t tell them Bart sent you.

Nancy Goes Irish For St. Paddy’s Day

Nancy in IrelandNancy was invited to join Jim Brooks and Al Jean, executive producers of “The Simpsons” to visit Dublin, Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day.  The occasion was the first time that  a season of the show debuted in a country outside the U.S. The show was themed around Grandpa wanting to go back to his Irish routes and back to the pub he remembers so well.

It was Nancy’s third trip to Dublin so she was quite familiar with the beautiful scenery, lovely people and historical and topographical landmarks. But no one could have expected the hooplah over their native holiday! Offices and stores were closed, and there was a national four day celebration that took people from Friday through Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day.

Nancy with Irish PressBut it wasn’t all fun and games.  Nancy worked very hard doing media interviews from morning until night. There were two screenings of the episode, the first during the day for a crowd of media and children from a local hospital in an architectural award winning theater, and the second that evening at a famous local pub. Both were received with uproarious laughter and applause. She found time, however, to visit the “Bodies” exhibit at a local museum. Quite interesting….

On the second day, St. Paddy’s Day, she, Al and Jim were special featured guests at the Parade. A Simpson’s float led the parade, which was very unique. It featured bands and performers from all over the world including several high school marching bands from the U.S. The costumes were amazing, and the displays were very different from the elaborate professionally created floats we have in this country. They had a home grown feeling with dancers, clowns, and marching bands with a variety of music and performances reflecting their respective country’s cultures from as far away as Africa and Germany.

That night was exciting. Nancy was a presenter at the Meteor Awards, their nationally televised show comparable to our MTV Awards. She looked outstanding in a new peach colored floor-length gown and her hair in major curls. And the next morning was another 15 hour travel day. But was it worth it? “Absolutely!,” said Nancy. In fact, FOX has asked her to make other trips on their behalf, so keep your eyes open for notices of where she’ll be next….

The Way to Happiness Sets Sail!

Nancy Cartwright and kidsOn Sunday March 8, the newest ship in the Outdoors Club’s The Way to Happiness fleet was christened at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey. 

Nancy joined dozens of Outdoors Club members along with Happy House volunteers for a sunny day of hot dogs and chips for the families and anchovy tossing for the sea gulls.   At 2:00 PM, before turning the festivities over to Nancy, Ship Captain Bob Sullivan read from the ship’s log giving the history of the donation and renovation of the boat and then he named Nancy an honorary captain.

Nancy Cartwright christens the Way to Happiness Outdoors Club new boatristensFollowing a brief welcome to all the kids enjoying the day, and a reminder to Safeguard and Protect the Environment, she shattered the specially wrapped champagne bottle on the anchor thus making the 27 foot fishing vessel an official The Way to Happiness ship.

For more information and to enjoy your day of fishing, boating and outdoor sports, go to  

Gunsmoke Gets Smoked

Simpsons 21st Season!The word is in; The Simpsons has been picked up for its 21st season! This breaks the tie with Gunsmoke for the longest-running  show in television’s history. It will increase The Simpsons lead for longest running comedy series by episode over The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, adding 22 episodes to the already remarkable record of 449 episodes, boosting its total at the end of the new season to an astounding 471 episodes.

Here’s to another 21 seasons with America’s favorite yellow family!






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