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Intermountain auxiliary seeks sponsors for its ‘Party Like It’s 1899’ fundraiser

Intermountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Auxiliary, also known as The Hot Spots, invites businesses, organizations and individuals to participate as sponsors of its “Party Like It’s 1899 in the Wild Wild West” fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16.
The event, held to benefit the Intermountain fire and rescue department, will be in Town Hall, 729 Main St., from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sponsor levels range from $25 to $2,000 and are:
•Calamity Jane, $25.
•Wyatt Earp, $50.
•The James Gang, $100.
•Doc Holiday, $250.
•Annie Oakley, $500.
•Matt Dillon, $1,000.
•Belle Starr, $2,000.
The volunteer department provides 24-hour service, seven days a week. It was the first company to respond to the Witch Creek fire in 2007. By 4 that afternoon, 42 volunteer firefighters were in the district to fight “this uncontrollable fire caused by downed electrical lines and nature at her worst,” states a Hot Spots letter to prospective auction item donors. “No lives were lost in our district. The station was also used as a shelter. Again, this is all volunteer support.”
The department covers a 125-mile area that includes Highways 78 and 79. Event coordinators say donations of auction items or services are appreciated.
“This is our primary fundraiser and will be well attended by residents of North County,” the letter continues. “Your support will be highlighted at the event.”
To confirm contributions or arrange to have items picked up, call 760-789-8870 or email
Tickets for the event are $50 each. Those attending are encouraged to dress in costume reflecting a Western, Victorian, Steam Punk or 1899 inspired theme.

Ramona Calendar of Events

RAMONA FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Station 80, 829 San Vicente Road. Jaws of Life, stove fire and fire extinguisher demonstrations. Smokey Bear, firefighting dozer, fire engines, helicopters, interactive fire safety trailer, music, and CHP, sheriff and CERT booths. Mexican food available. More: 760-788-2269.

Ramona author to share updated version of San Vicente and Barona history


Ramona author and historian Chuck LeMenager will discuss his recently updated “Off the Main Road, Revisited” when Ramona Pioneer Historical Society kicks off its 2013-14 season at a potluck dinner Oct. 15. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Barnett Barn on the grounds of the Guy B. Woodward Museum, 645 Main St. [...]

Drought-tolerant plants are subject of Garden Club meeting adline

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Ramona Garden Club is in full swing for the year, and the October presenter, Linda Bresler, will focus on drought-tolerant plants and succulents on Oct. 9.

Bresler, a landscape designer, holds three horticultural and landscape design certificates.

“I have personally grown most of the plants that I use in my landscape designs so that I know how they perform, and which are the best of use in low-water, low-maintenance situations,” the Poway resident said.

Election integrity, voter identification on Ramona Tea’d agenda

The Election Integrity Solution and the Voter Identification Ballot Initiative will be discussion topics at the Ramona Tea’d forum on Sept. 28.

Guest speakers will be Ruth Weiss of the Election Integrity Project and Elise Richmond, a conservative radio talk show Host.

Republican Women visit with Congressman Hunter

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Six members of Intermountain Republican Women Federated visit with Congressman Duncan Hunter at the California Federated Republican Women Southern Division Board of Directors meeting in Temecula this month. Hunter presented information about Syria during the morning portion of the event. The afternoon speakers were Catharine Baker, who talked about Voter S.A.F.E., the voter identification initiative, and Dr. John Eastman, who discussed The Supreme Court and Rule of Law. From left are: Mary Kafka, Sandy Hurlburt, Rachel Meyer, Hunter, Nancy Frazee, Claudia Weringa and Sally McKelvey.

Pregnancy clinic offers parenting and childbirth preparation classes

Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic will host childbirth preparation and parenting classes this fall.

A two-session childbirth preparation series will be held at the clinic, 1530 Main St., Suite 6, on Thursdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. Class One will focus on the hospital experience such as when to go to the hospital, what will happen, tests and coping measures. Emergency birth will be discussed in case there is not enough time to get to the hospital.

Ramona Kiwanis donates to Emergency Animal Rescue

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Kiwanis Club of Ramona member Carol Bazinet, second from left, presents a check for $500 to Emergency Animal Rescue representatives Doug Lake and Jan Pickton at the club’s breakfast meeting Saturday, Sept. 21. At right is Walter Ainslie, club president.

Emergency Animal Rescue (EAR) was founded in 1993 to fill the need for a 24-hour service for animal rescue in San Diego County.

For details about EAR, see

Dinner with Captain Morgan benefits Ramona mural project

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“Dinner with Captain Morgan,” an event to benefit the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in San Vicente Resort.

“They had so much fun around the pool at the San Vicente Inn at last year’s luau, they’re doing it again,” S. Elaine Lyttleton, project president, said in an announcement. “Only this time they’re not doing the limbo or hula to raise money for their mural. They’re planning to shake the booty out of the villagers’ pockets by pillaging for pennies and pieces of eight.”

Swim program available for ages 6 to adult


Ramona Swim Team, an all-inclusive competitive swim team that practices Monday through Thursday at the San Diego Country Estates Country Club pool, 24157 San Vicente Road, is accepting new participants.

New swimmers, ages 6 to 12, practice from 3:45 to 5 p.m., and experienced swimmers, ages 11 to adult, practice from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.