Jae Marciano, Ramona Food and Clothes Closet manager, finds a good spot for another ornament on the Christmas tree near the front door of the nonprofit’s Thrift Store at 773 Main St.
The shelves are lined with Christmas decorations and gift ideas. Proceeds from sales at the thrift store benefit those in need in the community.
The Food and Clothes Closet is accepting cash donations as well as donations of canned food and unwrapped toys for its Share Your Holidays program.
Donations of clothing, furniture and household and miscellaneous items also are accepted at the thrift store.
For more information, call 760-789-4458.
The nation’s oldest pygmy hippo celebrated its 40th birthday at its home in Ramona on Nov. 22.
Hannah Shirley, the pygmy hippo, lives at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, an animal sanctuary on Highland Valley Road. She arrived at the center in 2002 after she was discovered living in the backyard of a private home in Escondido.
Friends surround Dante Cosentino, center wearing vest, in Unicorn Books and Gifts, where he held a book signing for his memoir, “Pride and Memory,” on Saturday. Cosentino, who retired as a Ramona High School teacher, tells his story of growing up as the son of a poor immigrant family and embarking on a quest for identity and a shot at the American Dream.
Ramona resident Michael Raher has been appointed general manager of the Ramona Sentinel. Phyllis Pfeiffer, vice president and general manager of U-T Community Press made the announcement on Monday. Raher replaces Rob Laverty, who left to pursue other interests.
“I am passionate about this town; I absolutely love Ramona,” Raher said. “I love the Ramona Sentinel and truly believe it is the best choice for any business wanting to advertise their products and services.”
Mary Galusha of Ramona signs copies of her adventure and romance novel, “Sapphire Skies,” at a book signing with bestselling author C.J. Lyons and other romance writers in Best Western Seven Seas in San Diego on Saturday.
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Celebrating the U.S. Marine Corps’ 238th birthday at Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 on Nov. 9, U.S. Marines Lt. Col. Bob Darron, retired, serves cake to retired 1st Sgt. Normand Brabant, at age 91 the oldest Marine present, who passed it to Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Davenport, the youngest Marine present.
Retired Ramona High teacher Dante Cosentino has lived the quintessential American experience, seeing and partaking in some of the most pivotal moments of the nation’s history and living through some of its most crucial periods.
His book, “Pride and Memory,” is a memoir that tells the true story of the son of a poor immigrant family growing up in one of the wealthiest towns in the United States and embarking on a quest for identity and a shot at the American Dream. He will sign copies of his book at Unicorn Books and Gifts, 738 Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m.
While driving across the United States with his 16-year-old son some years ago, Cosentino told his son stories of his life experiences. One was about participating in the Mar
Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 Commander Doug Scholl presents a certificate of appreciation to Fire Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic Shawn Warcup of Cal Fire/Ramona Fire Department. The VFW honored Warcup for his actions on June 26, 2013, during a structure fire with an explosion on Ashley Road. Lifetime VFW member Carroll Harris suffered burns as a result of the fire that evening. Warcup acted quickly in treating and preparing Mr. Harris for air transport to the burn center. Although Mr. Harris eventually died of his injuries, the Ramona VFW Post recognized what it called Warcup’s undaunted efforts by donating $300 to the San Diego Burn Institute in honor of Mr. Harris.
As the winter solstice approaches, the nights grow longer and daylight hours decrease.
It has been common for many of the world’s peoples to illuminate the darkness by the lighting of candles. This practice is observed by many of the world’s religions and has been so for many millennia.
An estimated 500 people participated in the 5th Annual Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Walk for Life at the Ramona High School field on Saturday.
They walked the track, wore memory beads and bracelets, learned Zumba moves, had their faces painted, posted messages and/or photos on the Memory Wall, decorated memory tea light bags, won prizes, listened to music, visited the food booth, and talked with and received information from counselors and others manning the resource tables.
“It was a great crowd, said Sun Valley Council PTA President Kristina Krohne, event chair. “It just grows every year.”
Approximately $1,000 in donations came from students, parents, school employees and community members at the walk, and the food booth raised about $300. Add to that the $1,700 donated before the walk — $800 from Dr. Jane Tanaka, $800 from Palomar Health and $100 from Fitness Xpress — and a total of $3,000 will go to anti-bullying, Challenge Day and other programs at Ramona High, Montecito High, Olive Peirce Middle School and the elementary schools.
Decisions about specific programs will be made after walk organizers discuss options with school counselors, said Krohne.
More information about the walk is on the Ramona Suicide Prevention Walk for Life Facebook page and on the Ramona Unified School District Facebook page.