Category archives for: Country Living

Coldwell real estate agents tend to birds

Ramona’s real estate industry has gone to the birds — literally.

About a month ago, a real estate agent and an assistant personally wrangled up more than two dozen white doves left behind by someone who had sold his home in the San Diego Country Estates.

Ramona Skatepark Champions to meet Monday

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Members of the newly formed Ramona Skatepark Champions invite the public to their meeting in Town Hall, 729 Main St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.
The group, which holds public meetings the third Monday of each month in Town Hall, is establishing a grass-roots effort to realize their goal of a skatepark in Ramona. The park will be part of the Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus in the 1200 block of Main Street behind Ramona Library.
In the organizational stages, the group met in mid-August to learn from Terry Burke-Eiserling of the Friends of the Lakeside Skatepark the process that group followed and to hear about Ramona’s prior skatepark efforts. See for details and the group’s Facebook page.

County to preserve ‘Cedar Dog’ on San Vicente Road; requests removal of memorials before road construction starts

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The approximately 200 residents attending a public meeting Monday on the San Vicente Road construction project learned ways in which the construction team will notify and update residents on aspects of the project, plans for traffic control and, to the applause of many, that the tree known as the Cedar Dog will remain in place.

County staff also asked that those who have placed memorials honoring loved ones killed in accidents on San Vicente Road remove their items before the road improvement construction starts on Sept. 15.

County calls town-hall-style meeting Monday on San Vicente Road project


Residents who want to learn more about construction of the San Vicente Road Realignment Project, set to begin Sept. 15, are invited to a public outreach meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center at Olive Peirce Middle School.

Facilitating the meeting will be the Ramona Community Planning Group, San Diego County Department of Public Works, Ramona Municipal Water District and Flatiron West, project contractor.

Ice bucket challenge floods social media


All around Ramona, as well as across the country, residents are finding themselves nominated for the ALS ice bucket challenge via social media.

Coldwell Banker Country Realty agents recently jumped on the bandwagon, or rather stood under the skip loader, for a group dousing of the frigid water.

Estates offers free sandbags, sand to association homeowners

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With the threat of rain today, San Diego Country Estates Association is offering free sandbags and sane to Estates homeowners.
Sandbangs are at the clubhouse, 24157 San Vicente Road, and sand is available at the Recreation Center, 25386 Pappas Road.

Tractor Supply’s first customer is a 3-year-old


Three-year-old Dawson Schuler of Ramona became Tractor Supply Company’s first customer, with assistance from his great-aunt, Carole Wylie, who had some pull as she was the architect who designed the store’s building at Main and Hunter streets.
Wylie, also of Ramona and a former chair of the Ramona Design Review Board, knew how much Dawson loves tractors and was aware that Tractor Supply Company carries toys.

Volunteers get Ramona Town Hall ready for Barbecue Hoedown benefit

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Volunteers are working to spruce up Ramona Town Hall’s courtyard in preparation for the Barbecue Hoedown slated for Saturday, Aug. 23.
The fundraiser to benefit restoration of the 120-year old adobe building will be from 6 to 10 p.m.
Advance reservations are requested at $35 each. No-host beer and Ramona wines will be available and admission is for those age 21 and older only.
Honoray Mayor Sharon Davis, whose main job is raising money for Town Hall restoration, is keeping track of all who are helping prepare the grounds for the Old West-style hoedown. Dawn Kirkman, Doug Houston, Bernie Thompson, Sandee Salvatore, Piva Rentals, Woody Kirkman, Bob Hailey, Dave Brown, Madison Kirkman, Ken Davis and Jon’s Tree Trimming Services are among those she listed.
“So come and see all the changes at the hoedown,” said Davis.
Admission includes complimentary dinner, dancing, a dessert auction and live music from the Ramona Community Singers.
Tickets are available at the Original Old Town Ramona Antique Fair, 734 Main St., and Ramona Chamber of Commerce, 960 Main St. They also are available by calling 760-788-7215 or 760-803-6885.

Whooping cough cases surpass last year, say county health officials

The number of pertussis cases in San Diego County so far this year has surpassed the record set in 2010, the county Health and Human Services Agency announced.

The agency has tallied 1,183 confirmed diagnoses of the disease, also known as whooping cough, in 2014. The 2010 total was 1,179, according to the health agency.

Friendships spring from Wednesday night bike rides


They range in age from 15 to 67, but the friendship they share, developed from their passion for cycling, transcends the different generations.

Every Wednesday evening a group of cyclists begin to gather at 5:15 at Kirk’s Bike Shop, 619 Main St. They take off at 5:30 for a 20- to 30-mile ride.

“We ride at the same time year-round,” said Kirk Newell, owner of the bike shop.