By Maureen Robertson
UFO ARRIVES FOR FIREWORKS—
Sometimes the answer to a question is where you are. A caller to
on Tuesday morning asked if anyone else was asking about a UFO — unidentified flying object — in the sky during the July 4th Fireworks Monday evening. Ramona High digital photography teacher
, who was trying a new photographic technique during the fireworks (one of his photos is on page 1 of today’s paper), had the answer. He was in the
office paginating the newspaper and explained that it was a remote-controlled helicopter that a man had launched from a church parking lot a couple blocks from the fireworks staging area on school district property off San Vicente Road. The toy plane rose 200 feet to 300 feet in the air and hovered in the air before moving closer to the fireworks and then descending.
, president of the
Ramona Town Hall Board
, administered the oath of office to
Honorary Mayor Sharon Davis
during the patriotic program
Ramona Rotary’s July 4th Family Picnic & Fireworks
event on Monday, he had her place her hand on a Bible that belonged to his great-grandmother, the late
- It seemed fitting that a historic Bible be used as Davis starts her second two-year term as Ramona Town Hall ambassador and fundraiser.
Davis told the crowd that she and the Town Hall board are “working very, very hard to restore the Town Hall” at 729 Main St. The historic building’s been in the community since the 1890s.
Augustus and Martha Barnett
donated it to the townspeople of Ramona (then Nuevo) on Feb. 2, 1894.
THEN AND NOW—Craig Jung
’s Then and Now photographs of Ramona were a hit at
at San Diego County Fair
on Saturday. Jung, executive director of the
Ramona Chamber of Commerce
, matched historic photos of Ramona with modern photos of the same buildings or places. The result is a hit wherever he takes them. Even people who’ve never been to Ramona enjoyed them, he said. He has a photo of the Turkey Inn when it was an ice cream parlor and the horse races down Main Street on July 4, 1903. Among other Then and Now shots are Ramona Town Hall, the Guy B. Woodward Museum, Ransom Brothers and First Congregational Church.
The chamber offered free microwave popcorn to visitors to the Ramona tables at the county fair, and
of the San Diego Country Estates Association set up a putting green that was a hit with the youngsters. It was a busy weekend for Jung, who also is a Ramona Rotarian. He also was in charge of the vendors at the July 4th fireworks celebration Monday and, just to be sure nothing went wrong at the site, he set up his RV and spent Sunday and Monday nights on the school property behind Olive Peirce Middle School. That’s dedication.