LONG HAUL—Buddy Chapman, who specializes in transporting aircraft, rounds the corner of Main Street and Montecito Road, hauling a 90-foot trailer that carries a dismantled H-37 Mojave helicopter for renovation at the Classic Rotors Rare and Vintage Rotorcraft Museum at Ramona Airport.
Getting the craft, reported to be the largest military helicopter built in the United States, off the trailer proved more of a challenge than the eight-hour drive from Marana, Ariz. It took about two hours for a crew of rotorcraft buffs with forklifts and ingenuity, to move the copter to its new home, where Classic Rotors Rare and Vintage Rotorcraft Museum volunteers will restore it.
Rhianna Wilson, a Ramona High School sophomore, sings the national anthem at a San Diego Padres game at Petco Park. Following her performance at a military retirement party late last year, it was the 15-year-old’s goal to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at a Padres game. The Padres contacted Rhianna after she submitted clips of her singing.
Unicorn Books and Gifts will host a book signing to introduce a new Ramona author, M.P. Zarrella, and her book “A Tangeled Web” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.
In “A Tangeled Web,” the main character, Annelise, loved the outdoors, animals and art and spent her life dedicated to all three. But the world around her was changing.
Since graduating from Ramona High School 13 years ago, Sandra Kjono has earned two academic degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, served in the military and attained the rank of lieutenant, been involved with military research projects, and will soon be working on her doctorate.
The Class of 2000 grad chose her path partly due to the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship she received at Ramona High, where she served as commanding officer her senior year.
That scholarship facilitated her attendance at Stanford University, a place where she felt she belonged.
The Vail family, which includes children ages 8,10 and 13, will be competing in a triathlon July 13 in June Lake.
“We’re all doing it,” said mom Christine Vail, who will be competing in the event for the fourth time, while it will be the second stint for her husband, Tark.
Ramona resident Jeffrey Hedgecock is the winner of the “Tournois de la Lance D’Argent” in Neauphle-le-Chateau near Paris, France. Riding the Arab mare Sybelle, Hedgecock triumphed over the 11 other competitors in the tournament. In addition to running his own passes, he rode for Canadian competitor Marc Hamel, who was forced to retire from the [...]
Olivia Jensen, daughter of Shawn and Catrina Jensen, is a state finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant that will be held June 28 to 30 in Costa Mesa.
The 14-year-old will be participating in the Junior Teen division.
Federal Fire Department captain and Ramona resident John Bates drove in the June 8 firefighters destruction derby in the Del Mar Arena at the San Diego County Fair.
This year the firefighters destruction derby utilized a “last chance” competition so that the drivers who didn’t
When local amateur radio enthusiasts gather Saturday morning, June 22, there will be plenty of talk. After all, that’s the point.
The gathering is for Field Day, hosted by ROARS, the Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society.