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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

‘Total nightmare’ is over for Richardson Recycling


It’s been a long haul for the owners of Richardson Recycling of Ramona, but they are ecstatic about their new digs on A Street.

“We were all outdoors,” Debbie Richardson said, explaining that their former operations at the site consisted of orange bins and seatrains. “This is like an extreme makeover took place. This is so much better.”

Ramona Senior Manor to provide care and comforts of home


Giving elderly people a comfortable home and their families peace of mind was the intention behind building the new Ramona Senior Manor, said its owner.

“Providing affordable, sensible care solutions,” is how Harris “Jim” Jamil described his residential care home for the elderly.

Chamber award tops off good year for Pamo Valley Winery


After receiving the Ramona Business of the Year award, Pamo Valley Winery owner Jennifer Jenkin noted that 2012 was a good year for her winery.

In addition to the award, presented at the Jan. 13 Ramona Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Banquet, Pamo Valley Winery was voted Best Wine in the Ramona Sentinel’s Best Of Ramona readers’ poll, was voted best wine-tasting spot in the readers’ poll, and her tasting room achieved a five-star rating on

Big Apple Bagels hosts grand re-opening


The new owners of Big Apple Bagels will hold a grand re-opening this weekend, offering free samples of food and opportunity drawings.

The celebration will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Opportunity drawings will be held for free food prizes such as a dozen muffins or bagels, sandwiches, or breakfast or lunch for two. Customers can

New business promises ‘fast, friendly’ smog testing


The newly-opened Ramona Smog Station is just that, said owner David Connor.

“Our focus is just your smog check,” he said. “We do all smogs.”

Many smog inspection locations are also repair shops, he noted, and will offer to repair a vehicle if it fails an inspection.

Sizzler becomes Ramona Valley Grill to focus on wine region


Owners of a longtime Ramona restaurant are re-positioning their dining establishment to better suit the local wine industry and those who visit the tasting rooms.

Adam and Karen Sullivan, owners of Sizzler at 344 Main St., will no longer operate it as a franchise and have renamed their restaurant Ramona