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‘Calling all artists’ to enter Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery’s 25th annual show

Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery is “calling all artists” to enter its 25th annual art show, says co-op gallery member Aletha McKenzie.
Artists are welcome from the following categories: Oil and Acrylics, Watercolor/Water Media, Photography/Computer Art, and Other, which includes pen and ink, pastels, collage, sculpture, pottery and graphics.
Each artist may enter up to three entries. Cost to enter is $15 for one, $20 for two and $25 for three.
Entry forms are in the gallery, 845 Main St., or by calling 760-789-3682 to have the form mailed.
Entries with entry form are due in the gallery from Thursday, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 27.
San Diego art teacher Lela Hardy will judge the show.
Each category will have awards for first, second, third, honorable mention and best of show.
“Also, the gallery is looking for new members to join our motley crew of artists,” said McKenzie.
For information about joining the co-op gallery and for more about the art show, call 760-789-3682 or visit the gallery.
Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Wednesday through Saturday.

What’s new at the movies?


New in Theaters — September 12

Dolphin Tale 2 PG Winter is recovering nicely but with the loss of her surrogate mother, the Clearwater Hospital may have to relocated her. Stars: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson

No Good Deed PG13 A trusting homemaker opens her door to a stranger in need which results in a home invasion and threat to her family. Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Henry Simmons

The Art Center aims to connect community with artist


This fall sees the opening of the The Art Center in Ramona, where everything from traditional to expressive art will be explored.

The center’s mission is to create an inclusive community art space, where the community and the artist are put into direct contact, states the announcement of the center’s opening.

What’s new at the movies?


New in Theaters — September 5

The Identical PG Twin brothers are separated at birth during the Great Depression and pursue their musical gifts with very different results. Stars: Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta

Students invited to ‘see a show, win a scholarship’

Passage Into Fear flyer for emails, NOT printing..FEATURE

Ramona teen stars in production

Art Animates Life is partnering with California State University San Marcos, the San Marcos Arts Council and the San Marcos Community Foundation to bring the historical stage production, “Passage Into Fear,” to San Marcos’ Connors Hall.

To underscore the play’s historical accuracy, history and social science teachers are encouraged to assign attending the show as extra credit. A copy of the play is available to any teacher upon request.

Pierce Brosnan stars in ‘The November Man’


New in Theater — August 29

The November Man R An ex-CIA agent returns to the field to protect a witness and becomes a target for death by a former associate. Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey

As Above/So Below R A horrifying journey awaits a group of eager explorers as they search the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. Stars: Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Perdita Weeks

“Sin City’ and ‘If I Stay’ open Aug. 22


Box Office Leaders Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PG13 Shredder and the evil Foot Clan have taken over NYC but will be battled by the infamous ninja turtles. Guardians of the Galaxy PG13 A mysterious orb that holds the fate of the cosmos is stolen, and now it must be protected from the evil Ronan. The [...]

Retired teacher shares his passion for photography


Retired after a 23-year teaching career, Don Truett of Ramona is finally able to pursue his longtime passion for photography full time.
He and his wife Denise, also a retired teacher, have traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Photographs from some of these trips are in his show showcased in Ramona Library.
“Whether landscape, nature, abstracts or a different look at everyday objects, Don Truett is interested in all and strives to convey that interest to the viewer,” said Judy Nachazel, Ramona Library’s art liaison. “And his eye-catching photography has won a number of awards, including many first place in shows throughout the county.”
Wanting to present quality artwork to his buyers, Truett noted that he does his own printing on a top-of-the-line printer with archival inks and premium papers.
“Stop by the library to see his photography,” said Nachazel.
Anyone interested in seeing more of his work may go to and
Ramona Library at 1275 Main St. opens at 9:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
It is open until 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

‘Let’s Be Cops,’ ‘The Expendables 3′ open Aug. 15


New in Theaters — August 15

Let’s Be Cops R Two buddies dressed as cops for a costume party get caught up in their roles and take on the mob and dirty cops in this comedy. Stars: Damon Wayans, Jr. Jake M. Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key

The Expendables 3 PG13 Barney unites The Expendables with some young blood to fight a previous thought-to-be-dead adversary, Stonebanks.
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jackie Chan, Harrison Ford

Ramona Idol 2014 attracts variety of talent


Music at this year’s Ramona Idol, part of Ramona Country Fair, ran the gamut from rock ‘n roll and country to show tunes and oldies from the ’40s and ’50s with talented singers entertaining a crowd.

About 35 contestants competed in the quarterfinals of Ramona Idol with 22 advancing to the semifinals Saturday night, Aug. 2.

The winners were announced Sunday evening and a tribute to the military was presented. Held in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, the contest experienced some weather-related issues that caused a one-hour delay Saturday and sound