A familiar face took charge of the Congregational Children’s Center of Ramona this month.
Teacher Mindy Tretera has replaced Patty Mussen, who retired Aug. 1 after 20 years as the center’s director.
Like Tretera, Mussen taught at the preschool and daycare center before becoming its director. Experience in the classroom is key, said Mussen, noting the director needs to be ready to substitute on a moment’s notice while also handling the center’s day-to-day operational needs.
Representatives of the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol will discuss the You Are Not Alone (YANA) program when the Ramona Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Also at the meeting, Naomi Broering of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine will present various mobile applications, or apps (for smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices) useful for sharing or accessing health information for first responders, disaster workers and healthcare professionals utilizing the resources of the National Library of Medicine.
The YANA training will include information about the health and safety of senior citizens in the Ramona area. It will identify how CERT interfaces with YANA constituents. The meeting is free and open to the public. Persons planning to attend are advised to arrive early to obtain a seat.
Ramona CERT training classes have shifted to the first Wednesday of each month in Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St.
The 3rd Annual Poker Run of the Men’s Auxiliary of Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 will be held Saturday, Aug. 10.
All proceeds will stay in San Diego and will benefit the Men’s Auxiliary Post 3783 Relief Fund, service projects of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and The Veterans Village of San Diego.
Motorcycles, cars and hot rods are welcome. Registration will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the VFW, 2247 Kelly Ave., where the event will begin and end. The Ladies Auxiliary will offer breakfast from 8 to 9:30 for
AT&T Pioneers, De Anza Chapter will hold its annual Charity Golf Tournament at San Vicente Golf Resort on Saturday, Aug. 10. Proceeds will help support the chapter’s S.T.E.P. project to help enrich the lives of underserved youth through mentoring, social interaction and respectful competition.
San Vicente Golf Resort is at 24157 San Vicente Road. Shotgun Start will be 8 a.m.
Thursday, July 25 TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. SUMMER SOCCER CAMP, 9 a.m. to noon, Ramona Soccer League fields. For ages 6-16. Cost: $115 for the week or $30 per day. For more information or to sign up, see www.ramonasoccer.com. [...]
Members of the Backcountry Quilters display the Christmas placemats they have been sewing for the Ramona Senior Center’s Christmas dinner and those in the Meals on the Go program.
Everyone attending the senior center’s Christmas dinner in December will receive one of the placemats, which are dual-sided with a non-Christmas motif on the reverse side. The Backcountry Quilters, a philanthropic group, plans to sew 150 placemats. Pictured, from left, are Cecilia Hart, Janet Haas, Candy Mittag, Dee McClelland and Myrl Bivens.
It’s a hobby that often becomes a lifestyle. Many amateur radio enthusiasts spend much of their free time perfecting their craft. By learning the limits of their personal equipment, clear and effective communication over the airwaves and preparation for emergencies, “ham” radio fans take pride in their skills and abilities.
Many Ramona hams shared their knowledge with local residents recently as part of the yearly Field Day, when they took over a section of Fire Station 82 on Dye Road.
Among churches in Ramona offering Vacation Bible School for children this summer are:
New Life Assembly
Wednesdays — July 10, 17, 24, and 31, and Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 4 to 12. Includes outside fun time, Bible lessons, snacks and crafts. For more information, call 619-647-5120.
The Ramona Community Planning Group will conduct its monthly meeting Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.
Ramona Community Planning Group, 7 p.m., Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St. Among agenda topics: site plan for proposed Tractor Supply Company store at Hunter and Main streets, proposed AMCAL affordable workforce housing on Robertson Street, preliminary proposal for apartment complex on 16th Street, report of meeting on Santa Maria Creek cleanup, consideration of sending representatives to SDG&E