Ramona Food and Clothes Closet will kick off its 30th anniversary with a celebration featuring refreshments, prizes and, best of all, lots of low prices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 1, said Carlos Murcia, the nonprofit’s manager.
Hot dogs and lemonade will be served, drawing tickets will be given away for a variety of prizes, and the community is encouraged to stop in and see the recent renovations at 773 Main St.
Vegetables are the topic of discussion at this get-together at the Labyrinth Community Garden at St. Mary’s in the Valley Episcopal Church. From left are gardeners David Ortiz, Cindy Dodson, Elizabeth Ponce de Leon, Garden Coordinator Marisa Ponce de Leon, and Master Gardener Jonnie Wilson. The garden marked the official start of its spring growing season at a recent open house and “healthy garden” workshop.
With pageant day nearing, more than a dozen Ramona teens are busy at work honing their walking and interview skills in hopes of catching the judges’ favor.
The Miss Ramona & Teen Miss Ramona Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for April 6 at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center on Aqua Lane.
Teresa Hanvey, owner of Ramona Beauty Supply & Salon, captured this panoramic view of the array of lilacs from atop Iron Mountain on Monday, March 11, saying she’s never seen the lilacs quite as thick as this.
Community gardens, since the earliest times, have been based around the notion of people being able to grow their own food, in one area, with help and support from each other. The Labyrinth Community Garden, based in Ramona at St. Mary’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, has proudly carried on that tradition.
“The outreach portion of the garden is designed to reach out to anyone without a backyard, or anyone who cannot have a garden, especially apartment dwellers,” says the Rev. Gwynn Freund, pastor at St. Mary’s.
Copper Meadows hosted a spring trail trials event March 15 to 17, bringing hundreds of riders to the Ramona area.
Along with the riders, support people, family, friends, and spectators filled Copper Meadows at 633 Montecito Way with activity. Veterinarians, farriers and grooms were on hand at all times.
The San Diego Hall of Champions honored its 2012 Star of the Month recipients, including Christian Rajcic, at the 67th annual Salute to the Champions banquet at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego on Feb. 25.
Rajcic, who is now at the University of Laverne, was a Mountain Valley Academy senior
Reserve Firefighter Cassandra Thieme holds out her boot as a driver near the intersection of State Route 67 and Dye Road gives a donation for the Burn Institute early Tuesday morning. Every year firefighters throughout San Diego County conduct a boot drive to benefit the Burn Institute programs and services, including Camp Beyond the Scars for burn-injured children.
Ramona High School junior Joel Mitchell is among winners in the Library Friends of San Diego County’s annual countywide essay contest.
Mitchell earned second place in the contest’s teen division, netting him a $50 check from the Friends and a certificate.
Downtown Ramona will be included in the first stage of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling stage race that will be held May 12 to May 19.
“It’s a very exciting event. It’s an international event. It’s like the Tour de France,” said Kirk Newell, owner of Kirk’s Bike Shop in Ramona.
Amgen announced its routes on Feb. 12.