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All-you-can-eat Rib Fest on Saturday benefits senior center nutrition program


All-you-can-eat barbecue baby back ribs and chicken will fill plates at the 9th Annual Ramona Community Rib Fest at Olive Peirce Middle School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Ramona Senior Center’s Nutrition Program.
Tickets are $15 for teens and adults. Hot dog dinners for children age 12 and younger are $2.
Potato salad and cole slaw will be added to the $15 plates. Chips will be with the children’s dinners. Tea and lemonade also will be served. In addition, a bake sale, music, face painting, root beer floats, soda and drawings for prizes are planned. To-go dinners are $15. The event will be in the school’s performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane. See for more.

Rotary Club shifts into high gear to reach $25,000 fireworks goal


Donations topped the $16,000 mark Monday, as Ramona Rotary Club continues its efforts to raise $25,000 for this year’s Independence Day fireworks event.

Donations so far include $2,000 from the Norris Hinkle Family and $1,000 each from Dr. Malcolm J. Boykin DDS, Ramona Disposal Service, Ramona Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Ramona and Kritter Kamp Boarding Kennel.

Rib Fest, teen center, ‘Duet of One Acts,’ more on Ramona’s Calendar of Evente

Thursday, June 19 TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., All Star Learners at [...]

Flag Day tribute

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Don Bailey, his sons Levi and Sam, and Andy Mandichak burn some worn-out U.S. flags at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 on Flag Day, June 14. The old flags are bought to the post by those who want their flags properly disposed of with honor and respect.

United Methodist summer day camp starts June 9

Limited spaces remain at Ramona United Methodist Church Summer Day Camp that will start on June 9 and continue for the 11 weeks of summer.
Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for children ages 5 to 10. The camp is licensed by Community Care License through the State of California #376700812.
For more information, call 760-789-3435 or check go to

Farm Tour Day, adult volleyball, summer reading kick-off among Ramona happenings

Residents and visitors have an opportunity to see what life on a farm is like when five Ramona farms open their gates for tours on Saturday, June 7.
The fifth annual Farm Tour Day, sponsored by San Diego County Farm Bureau, will showcase the county’s diverse agricultural enterprises

Graduations, softball tournament, fundraiser among upcoming events in Ramona

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RAMONA VALLEY OF THE SUN TOURNAMENT, sponsored by Ramona Girls Softball, softball fields at Ramona High School and Ramona Community Park. Three-day event to feature 39 teams from San Diego County, vendors and events. More:

Ramona CROP Hunger Walk starts at First Congregational Church

Ramona’s annual CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Service and organized by First Congregational Church of Ramona, will step off at a new location this year — First Congregational Church, 404 Eighth St., on Sunday, May 18, at 12:30 p.m.

The walk is 5km — about 3.1 miles. Water stations will be provided along the way. The end of the route will return walkers to First Congregational Church, where participants will be treated to a free picnic lunch.

Republican women to hear from candidates and about smart growth and national politics on Monday

Intermountain Republican Women Federated will hold its meeting on Monday, April 28, at Ramona Valley Grill at 5:45 p.m.

Speakers include:

•Ken Gosselin, is a candidate for San Diego County Superior Court Judge in June 2014. For nearly seven years, he has been a volunteer Judge “Pro Tem” in thousands of criminal and civil cases assigned by the San Diego County Superior Court. He received his legal education from the University of La Verne College of Law and he is a Harvard Law School trained mediator.

Groups schedule Ramona cleanup time

Plans are under way for the 12th Annual I Love A Clean San Diego Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.

In Ramona, the focus will be on the portion of Santa Maria Creek that runs along Ramona Community Park. If enough volunteers participate, some will go to the 13th Street area.

Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Ramona Trails Association Staging Area in Ramona Community Park, Aqua Lane. Volunteers should bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes, hats and bring their own water bottle and a bucket for collecting trash.