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Ramona Real Estate Association donates $1,000 to senior center


Scott Norton, Ramona Real Estate Association president, left, presents a $1,000 check to Pete Bakarich, president of the Ramona Senior Center, as senior center board members Beverly Torres, Nancy Walker and Hazel Cardwell look on.

The donation represents proceeds from the real estate association’s Feb. 1 opportunity drawing ticket sales, which totaled $922.

The association rounded up the amount to $1,000.

Sponsors and golfers welcome at mural benefit

San Diego Country Estates Association invites golfers and their friends to a Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Golf Tournament to benefit the mural project on Saturday, March 29.

Proceeds from the fundraiser are dedicated to a mural on 10th and D streets. The Country Estates association will sponsor the mural, which will depict Ramona’s rural country lifestyle, including hiking, riding, golf, tennis and beautiful views, said S. Elaine Lyttleton, mural project board president.

Ramona Realtor accepts leadership roles in region, state

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Ramona Realtor Chris Anderson has leadership roles in regional and state real estate professional organizations. She is president-elect of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) and a director of the California Association of Realtors. Anderson took her oath of office in SDAR at the 2014 Installation Dinner welcoming the group’s incoming officers and [...]

Romance and risk taking

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By Rob Weinberg Scott and Fran were together throughout my high school career. They just “worked” as a couple, and everyone assumed they’d be a lifelong success. After graduation they went to separate colleges but kept connecting and sparking. There was true love there, and everyone looked forward to them living happily ever after. Over [...]

Hometown favorite dishes up more room for diners


For the second time in seven years, Amici is expanding to meet the demands of Ramona’s Italian food lovers who can’t seem to get enough of the restaurant’s authentic pizza, subs and pastas.

The Albertsons shopping center business recently opened a third indoor dining section, bringing its size from 1,800 square feet to 2,700.

Shidner family joins celebration of Ramona chamber mural


Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and other relatives of the late Ramona artist Louise Shidner were among the estimated 50 people at Saturday morning’s celebration of Ramona Chamber of Commerce’s mural depicting historic commerce on the town’s Main Street.

Ramona chamber invites community to mural unveiling Saturday

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The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project will unveil its latest mural on Saturday Feb. 8, at 10 a.m.

The mural is on the side of the Affordable Treasures building at 677 Main St. Sponsored by members of Ramona Chamber of Commerce, the mural is a reproduction of a painting by the late Ramona artist Louise Shidner. It depicts historic commerce on Ramona’s Main Street.

Richardson Recycling opens FORUS account


Richardson Recycling presented Friends of Ramona Unified Schools with a check for $409.61 after an anonymous person donated recyclable materials and asked that the value of the “junk” go to the FORUS school roof project.

The donation brings the roof project fund to $9,388.22 toward its goal of $20,000 to repair some of the school roofs that leak.

Chamber presents scholarship to Ramona graduate

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Dr. Robert Argyelan, Ramona Chamber of Commerce executive director, presents Antoinette Miller, 2013 graduate of Mountain Valley Academy and a student at Sonoma State University, with a $1,000 college scholarship check from the chamber.

Montecito Ranch developer works on mitigation project


An area off Montecito Way across from an old rodeo arena is being used as a vernal pool restoration/creation area for the Montecito Ranch development, according to a consultant working with the developer.

Last month some residents saw workers planting at the site. Round depressions in the ground were flagged with new plants. The mitigation bank, adjacent to the northeast portion of the county-owned Ramona Grasslands Preserve, is within an approximately 220-acre site dedicated to open space for Montecito Ranch, said a county official.