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Art & Wine Festival proceeds surpass fundraising goals

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Bids on five painted wine barrels total $2,695, far surpassing fundraising goals for the Art & Wine Festival held at Mt. Woodson Castle. The event “blew past” attendance goals, with 245 attending, reports event chair Elaine Lyttleton, and the second annual event will be in the castle Nov. 1, 2014. Proceeds benefit the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project.

Ramona author to introduce new mystery novel at Saturday book signing

Ramona author Joyce T. Strand will introduce her new mystery novel, “Fair Disclosure,” at Unicorn Books and Gifts, 738 Main St., on Saturday, November 9, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Strand will be available to sign copies and discuss the new mystery.

Set in the backdrop of investor greed, “Fair Disclosure” is Strand’s third mystery to feature publicist Jillian Hillcrest as the heroine sleuth.

‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘About Time’ open Friday


Thor: The Dark World PG13 Thor reunites with Jane Anderson to battle an ancient race led by Malekith intent on destroying the universe. Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston

Ramona Art Guild donates $1,000 to high school visual arts program

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Ramona Art Guild President Lauren Chiara, seated center, presents a check for $1,000 art teachers Liz Schaude and Paula Payne for the Ramona High School visual arts program. Art students witnessing the presentation are: Sawyer Simmons, Andrew Houry, Jonathan Hancock, Gabi Simmons, Megan Kahler, Sydney Johnson, Kim Fernandez, Kala Hite, Samanda Ceballos, Maiquel Martinez, Kaley Glotfelty, Desire Desoto, Wendy Whitney and Tayler Butler.

Bella Benefit concert planned for Sunday in Scripps Ranch


A benefit concert named for 5-year-old Bella Noble who died in a tragic accident will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, to help the kindergartner’s family pay for medical, air ambulance and funeral expenses.
The Ramona girl died Oct. 17 when she was accidentally run over by her mother’s van after she ran behind it to open a driveway gate while her mother was backing up at a friend’s house on Carnation Avenue.
Friends of the family said Bella, the daughter of Sheri and Bill Noble, loved to sing and dance so they organized the Bella Benefit.
The benefit will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Hoyt Park in Scripps Ranch and all ages are welcome.
Entertainment will include The Soul Persuaders, The Mighty Untouchables, The Heroes, Firefly, Sirens Crush, The Pelicans, Gary Hyde, Gary Nieves, and other special guests.
Suggested donation is $10 per adult but organizers say more is welcome.
Those attending should bring a blanket or low-rise chair for seating and can bring a picnic-style lunch.
More information is at

New at the movies this week: Ender’s Game, Free Birds, Last Vegas


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Box Office LeadersBad Grandpa R Jackass TV chronicles the road trip of an 86 year old grandpa and his willing companion, his 8 year old grandson.
Gravity PG13 A spacewalk turns to disaster when the shuttle is destroyed leaving two astronauts tethered to each other in deep space.
The Counselor R Ridley Scott directs an all-star cast in this tale of a lawyer who brings on a world of grief to become a drug trafficker.
Captain Phillips PG13 The first US flagged cargo ship seized in over two hundred years is hijacked by Somalian pirates in this true story.
Carrie R In this horror remake, a shy outcast girl is ridiculed by her high school peers causing Carrie to release her telekinetic powers.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 PG Inventor Flint is given a daring assignment to save the world while battling hybrid foes.
Escape Plan R A designer of escape-proof prisons is framed for a crime and incarcerated in one of his own prisons. Can he escape?
12 Years a Slave R Based upon the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free man is abducted in Washington D.C. and forced into slavery.
Enough Said PG13 A divorced parent adjusts to her daughter leaving for college and a new romance with her new friend’s ex-husband.
Prisoners R A father of a kidnapped child takes the law into his own hands when the police are forced to release their only suspect.
All Is Lost, Despicable Me 2, Don Jon, The Family, The Fifth Estate, Insidious: Chapter 2, Instructions Not Included, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Machete Kills, Pulling Strings, Riddick, Romeo & Juliet, The Room, Runner Runner, Rush, The Snitch Cartel, The Stream, Wadjda, We’re the Millers, Zaytoun
New in Theatres- November 01
Ender’s Game PG13 A brilliant combatant is trained by the best to fight a hostile alien race, the Formics, who wish to annihilate Earth.
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley
Free Birds PG In this animated comedy, two turkeys travel back in time to change the course of history and the Thanksgiving menu.
Stars: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler
Last Vegas PG13 Four senior citizens head to Vegas to celebrate their friend’s wedding and re-discover their youth and friendships.
Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Romany Malco
Also Playing: Big Sur – The Broken Circle Breakdown – Dallas Buyers Club – Diana – Doonby – Krrish 3 – Last Love – Man of Tai Chi – A Perfect Man – Mr. Nobody – The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology – Sal – Skinwalker Ranch
New on DVD – November 05
White House Down PG13 A D.C. cop misses his chance to be a Secret Service agent until the White House is under siege during a tour.
Grown Ups 2 PG13 The grownups have relocated and will once again learn lessons from their kids on the last day of school.
Foreign, Classics, Documentaries, and more
Parkland, The Rabbi Who Found Messiah, Girl Most Likely, Lovelace, Clear History, Out in the Dark, As I Lay Dying, Christmas Colt, Renoir, Deceptive Practice, Passion, Christmas Wedding, The Attack, The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story, Hava Nagila, Computer Chess, Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room, Syrup, Killer Holiday, Nazi Megaweapons, Blokes You Can Trust, Journey to the Christmas Star, Broken
Yu-Gi-Oh Classic: s2, Hetalia: World Series (complete collection), Ben 10 Omniverse: Aliens at War 3
TV Series
Mad Men s6, Under the Dome, Law & Order s13, Magic City s2, Boy Meets World (complete collection), Ice Road Truckers s7, Bat Masterson s3

Meet the real ghost hunter tonight


Sally Richards, author of “Ghosthunting in Southern California,” will share her tales of the region’s most haunted locations on Halloween Eve.

Richards, who joined paranormal teams to investigate the history, myths, and legends of about 30 locations open to the public, will be in Unicorn Books and Gifts, 738 Main St., at 6 this evening.

‘Exquisite Corpse’ opening reception set for Tuesday

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An opening reception for the show will be on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. The art show will be on exhibit at 1140 Main St., Suite 208, Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Because the opening reception will be a masquerade opening, those attending are asked to wear a mask.

Flickers: What’s new at the movies?


Box Office Leaders

Gravity PG13 A spacewalk turns to disaster when the shuttle is destroyed leaving two astronauts tethered to each other in deep space.

Carrie R In this horror remake, a shy outcast girl is ridiculed by her high school peers causing Carrie to release her telekinetic powers.

Public can preview painted wine barrels at five businesses in town

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In conjunction with the first Ramona Art & Wine Festival in the Amy Strong Castle at Mt. Woodson will be an auction of five wine barrels painted by local artists.

Starting bids on the barrels are $275, and even those who can’t attend the event may place a reserve bid, state the highest bid they would pay, submit it with their name, address, phone, and email to festival chair Elaine Lyttleton at If no one bids higher than their price at the auction, they will be contacted and the barrel is theirs.