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Goodwill to remove blue container

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Representatives from Goodwill Industries have come up with a solution to its big blue container on Ramona Street that meets the approval of the Ramona Design Review Group.

The Goodwill store at Main and Ramona streets had used the blue container for donation drop-off and storage, but the majority of design review members said it detracted from the community and did not comply with county code.

Animal rescue joins chamber

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Debbie DeGarmo, president and founder of Double D Rescue Ranch-Heaven Can Wait Inc., stands in front of her banner, ready to cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark her membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating with DeGarmo are rescue volunteers, chamber members, and several furry friends.

Adobe sponsors pet event

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Santa Claus sits with Rudy (Rudolph) the terrier and Nick Ford (St. Nicholas) the doberman at Adobe Animal Hospital’s learning seminar for pet owners. Santa was available for pictures with the pets.

Bonnie’s Nook celebrates grand opening Saturday and Sunday

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Bonnie Wan shows a display of Halloween and Christmas decorations in her new store, Bonnie’s Nook at 621 Main St. Wan will celebrate the grand opening of her store on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shop sells gift and decorative items, along with jewelry made by Ramona crafters. For more information, call 760-440-9400 or visit bonniesnookstore.com.

Chamber celebrates bakery opening

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Sonja Steiner, owner of Ramona Cafe & Bakery at 632 Main St. prepares to cut the ribbon during a celebration of the opening of her bakery with members of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Sept. 14. Presenting her with certificates of recognition at the event were Alec Barron, on behalf of Assemblyman Brian Jones, and Holly Hough, on behalf on Congressman Duncan Hunter.

Real estate agent Barbara Jensen joins chamber

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CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING—Barbara Jensen, center, a real estate agent with Century 21 San Vicente, prepares to cut the ribbon, celebrating her membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Marking the occasion with Jensen are her husband, Mike, standing behind her, other chamber members, and Michael Harrison, deputy chief of staff for Congressman Duncan Hunter, front row left, who presented her with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the congressman.

Mirabella Care joins chamber

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Holding her son Evan, Marcie Laws, owner of Mirabella Care Inc., prepares to cut the ribbon marking her membership in Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug. 17. Mirabella provides non-medical care and companionship for senior citizens. At the ribbon cutting, Michael Harrison with Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office presented a certificate of recognition from the congressman, and Samantha Finegan from Assemblyman Brian Jones’ office gave a certificate of recognition on behalf of Jones.

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for The Dusty Oak

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Dave and Lisa Brown, second and fourth from left, and their daughter Aubry, third from left, owners of The Dusty Oak, mark their membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug. 17. The Dusty Oak, a new business, “re-purposes” wine barrels by creating furniture, light fixtures, wine racks, and other items from the oak wood of the barrels. The family-owned business includes the Browns’ son Sean, who has made surfboards and skateboards from the barrel wood. Michael Harrison, second from right, from Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office presented them with a certificate of recognition.

Showroom to open

New Leaf Furnishings, a designer showroom, opens this week at 436 Main St.

Three Ramonans are partners in the new business: Michael E. Clack, who specializes in furniture repair and refinishing, and interior designers Sharon Davis and Claudia Dufrense.

Showroom hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Starbucks to open Friday, holds Friends & Family event Thursday

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Starbucks will hold a Friends and Family event at its new store at Main and 13th streets on Thursday, Aug. 23, to kick off the official opening of the store on Friday, Aug. 24.

The Friends and Family event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. and will offer complimentary food and beverages.

Located next to the Bank of Southern California at 1315 Main St., the new Starbucks store will have merchandise, free Wi-Fi, a patio, seating, food warming options and a drive-through, said a spokesperson for the company.

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