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Mega farm, ranch retailer opening this summer


Within a few months, mega farm and ranch retailer Tractor Supply Co. will introduce itself to the San Diego County market with a new store opening on none other than Ramona’s Main Street.

The nearly 20,000-square-foot store will open at Main and Hunter streets some time in the third quarter, according to Randy Guiler, Tractor Supply’s vice president investor relations.

The contractor on the job, CSI Construction of Irvine, began construction on Feb. 5. A tentative completion date is late June.

New dentist in town aims to bring more smiles to Ramona

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Whether he’s talking about his work or his family, Ramona’s newest dentist is as passionate as they come — and for good reason.

His humble beginnings in Mexico and his not-always-easy path to financial security have shaped Dr. Rodolfo Orozco into a man of devout faith and appreciation.

Orozco, a licensed dentist in California since 1991, opened Ramona Oak Dental at 1721 Main St., Suite 201, this month. The new office is a complement to Orozco’s longstanding

Ramona interior designer makes Cowboy Christmas debut

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In 1996, a year after she moved to Ramona, Marlene Holmquist traveled to Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo and visited the Cowboy Christmas gift show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

She did not return to Las Vegas during NFR until 2013, when her involvement with Cowboy Christmas was as an exhibitor on behalf of her Luxury Ranch interior design business.

Assisted living lodge strives to create homey environment


Off a dirt road, in the rural nooks and crannies of southwestern Ramona, is a new business striving to make elderly residents feel at home.

It’s called Ramona Senior Lodge and is a six-bed assisted living facility for the elderly. The lodge, which sits at 15855 Marmac Drive, is the brainchild of longtime San Diego resident Serena Nelson, now a Ramona resident.

Mossers choose Old Town Ramona for their third Subway franchise


Subway owners Lara and Wayne Mosser will celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Old Town on Nov. 1 and 2.

The Mossers, who live in Ramona, said they decided to open a franchise on the east side of town to take pressure off their other store at the west end.

“Mainly to have better customer service because we are so busy over there,” explained Lara Mosser, noting that sometimes they lost customers because they were so crowded

Sears marks 20th anniversary of move to Hometown stores

This year marks two decades since Sears, Roebuck and Co. did a final run of its legendary “Big Book” catalog, closing its catalog stores and shifting to a new retail model of locally owned and operated dealer stores.

The move not only ushered in a new era for shoppers, but provided opportunities for entrepreneurs to operate their own local Sears Hometown Store. In Ramona, Amy and Jeff Ruland opened their Sears Hometown Store at 220 Rotanzi St. on the corner of Main in June of 1998. They marked their 15th year here last month.

New Old Town shop offers stroll through memory lane

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A new storefront that pays homage to the past is scheduled to open on Main Street today.

The Mason Jar is an antique and collectibles store that owner Debbie Roelle says has been in the works for about five years. Thousands of items, from vintage toys and tools to jewelry and kitchenware, await customers in a 3,500-

UPS delivers expanded store on Main Street

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Ramona’s newly remodeled UPS Store will host a grand re-opening celebration this month, complete with prize giveaways and other treats.

The celebration is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Main Street business in the Stater

Chamber ribbon cutting


Trez Gotredson, owner of Trezette’s Catering, prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon marking her membership in the Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Based in Julian, the catering company specializes in creative gourmet appetizers and caters corporate events, wine-pairings, parties and weddings.

Couple turns weekend retreat into award-winning winery


Milagro Farm Vineyard and Winery’s off-the-beaten-path location is spot- on in delivering a peaceful and picturesque setting for tasting award-winning estate grown wines.

The scenic drive to Milagro is just part of the adventure. From State Route 78 east, one turns north onto Old Julian