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The Incredible Women of San Elijo Hills To help celebrate Mother’s Day, The Fountain is featuring some amazing women right in our neighborhood. Amy Jones Anichini is the perfect example of a San Elijo woman who won’t be defeated by what life throws her way – yet another woman in our neighborhood who has transformed adversity into success. Diane and Jessica St. Martin are San Elijo residents, and they are getting ready to lace up their shoes in the fight against breast cancer. We hope you enjoy their stories...

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San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Honors Women In Leadership The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) is honored to be associated with two charities established and led by women who have blazed their own trails for the good of the community. Susan Hall and Patricia Boles embody the essence of women who saw a need and took extraordinary action to make something happen.

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I Love My Mom Because... This Mother’s Day, we asked several children of San Elijo exactly why they love their mothers. We have printed some of our favorite responses.

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Your San Elijo Hills And OCR Specialists 0''*$&4/08 01&/*/5)& 4"/&-*+0)*--4 508/$&/5&3 The Jonville Team (top to bottom): Anne, Pascale, Jena and Nicolas Jonville, Stephanie, Brooke, Lisa, Todd and Paige.

We love the community and are excited to open a local office to assist our clients and friends, located in the original “Visitor Center�, on the first floor next to PepperTree Hills Cafe. This is our tenth year servicing the community and with over 500 transactions closed in San Elijo Hills, our goal remains to continue offering our very best for our clients. Please stop by our open house in the new offices, after the community garage sale/charity event, on Saturday May 19th between 1 and 5pm.

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1746 Morgans Ave, Morgans C. 1,454 ESF. Leased for $1,850/mth JUST LEASED

Highbluff Ave, Westridge 1,111 ESF. Offered at $249,000 IN ESCROW

1710 Thorley Wy, Cambria 2036 ESF. SOLD for $408,000 JUST SOLD

1732 Morgans Ave, Morgans C. 1,515 ESF. Leased for $2,250/mth JUST LEASED

2125 Cosmo Wy, Solaire 1,253 ESF. Offered at $300,490 IN ESCROW

1730 Kenwood Pl, Calistoga 1,709 ESF. SOLD for $401,700 JUST SOLD

1658 Sunnyside Ave, Springfield 1,342 ESF. Leased for $1,950/mth JUST LEASED

1751 Weatherwood Ct, OCR 2,592 ESF. Offered at $499,000 IN ESCROW

1670 Reflection St, Waterford 2,650 ESF. SOLD for $509,000 JUST SOLD

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1882 Shadetree Dr, OCR 3,175 ESF. Offered at $519,000 IN ESCROW

1540 Crescent Pl, Sagewood 2,774 ESF. SOLD for $547,000 JUST SOLD

1651 Archer Rd, Cedar Cross. 2,317 ESF. Asking $2,900/mth FOR LEASE

Weatherstone Way, Venzano 3,002 ESF. Offered at $590,000 IN ESCROW

1630 Windemere Dr, Promontory 3,017 ESF. SOLD for $549,000 JUST SOLD

1754 Morgans Ave, Morgans C. 1,515 ESF. Offered at $269,000 UNDER CONTRACT

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SESSION 1: July 9 – 13; 9:30am – 2:30pm SESSION 2: July 16 – 20; 1 – 6pm $250 for one week or $475 for two weeks.

Jazz, Contemporary, & Hip Hop Workshop AGES 6 – 8, 9 – 12, & 13 – 18 JULY 16 – 20; 9am – 1pm $230

Dancing Princesses AGES 4 – 6 Dress-up as your favorite princess and dance! Fun stage crafts and activities

July 16 – 20; 9am – 1pm $230

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Arch Health Partners (AHP) is proud to announce the opening of our new San Marcos office. This new location offers personalized family medical care, orthopedics, urgent care and diagnostic imaging. A Top Rated Medical Group

Centrally located on Craven Road, directly across from California State University San Marcos, AHP San Marcos is led by family practice physician Cheng Lin (Oliver) Lee, M.D., with Michelle Washington, NP and Steve Holm, PA also accepting new patients. Choose Arch Health Partners – named a Top Performing Medical Group for its achievement in quality measures and use of technology by the Integrated Healthcare Association for two consecutive years. When it comes to your health, finding the right physician is essential. Our experienced team of physicians is here for you.

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Mothers and Daughters, Wives, Sisters, Friends God cannot be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. – Rudyard Kipling When I was younger, the month of May was a big deal in my family. It brought three huge occasions – my sister’s birthday (which she will deny, but she did somehow manage to milk this through the entire month of May), my mother’s birthday (which is also my sister’s birthday), and Mother’s Day. My mother always says she got the short end of the stick – she had to share her birthday with my sister (who turns 31 this year, and so my mother claims she has had no birthday for 31 years), and oftentimes, Mama’s birthday, being the 11th of May, falls on Mother’s Day. So that’s a two-in-one deal that you really don’t want to have. When you’re a mother, you need to spread the breakfasts-in-bed and presents out a little, you know?

In the days when we lived in Hong Kong, Mother’s Day was a huge event in our family, because not only did we celebrate my mother, but we also celebrated my grandmother, who lived nearby. We always spent Sundays together, but on Mother’s Day, we had a big celebration brunch at The American Club, or The Football Club, two glorious, prestigious institutions in Hong Kong. Brunches sometimes included Baked Alaska, or Prime Rib, or huge buffets with salad bars and crepe stations and noodle bars and multiple dessert tables. My father and grandfather always made it a point to have Mother’s Day’s reservations, and my mother and grandmother both had the entire day off from housework and cooking and cleaning. I think we gave them presents, usually bought from money that we begged our dad for, and he willingly gave. It was their day, and on that day, we were always on best behavior. They say you don’t really appreciate your mother until you’ve had children yourself. I find this to be true myself. I think my siblings and I have always respected our mother and grandmother, but I’m not sure I have ever really understood what my mother and grandmother did for me and gave me until I had children of my own. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t call my mother in India, with a question, a problem, a story. Sometimes I’m upset and I need her to “talk me off the ledge,” many times I’m calling for a recipe, other times I’m just calling to gossip about my brother and his new girlfriend. In any case, she’s up there on my speed dial list, and never far from my thoughts and prayers. My grandmother will be eighty years old this year, and I always say that I want to be her when I finally do grow up. Every Sunday, no matter what, I know that my phone will ring, because my grandmother never forgets to call me on Sunday evenings. The women in my life – my mother, grandmother and sister – are, in many ways my North Star, and I look to them for advice and guidance.

Mothers and grandmothers are invariably wonderful, but how many people can say that they truly loved their mother-in-law? Mother-in-law. Some of you are probably shuddering even as I say the word. I, however, was blessed to have the world’s best mother-in-law. Until she passed away five years ago, my mother-in-law was the exception to the rule, and I loved her dearly. She paved my way into the Sinnott family, and without her, my path to my new family and new life here in San Diego would have been infinitely more difficult. Until I had my own children, I did not understand, but now, I really understand and appreciate and acknowledge the full extent of the giving that I received from my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law.

You see it here in San Elijo all the time – from room-moms to PTO moms to soccer teammoms to moms running charitable organizations and businesses – the women of San Elijo are, in a word, incredible. Surely our schools would fall apart without all the mothers who give their time, energy, money and ideas to raise funds, host events, help teachers, make copies, run clubs, and support the children. In our neighborhood, I see women supporting women all the time – ladies who cook meals for other families in need of them, women who support each other during a difficult time, girlfriends out walking together, grabbing a glass of wine, taking a yoga class. I was lucky enough to spend an hour at the first WISE meeting last month, where I was proud to be in the company of so many inspiring women, all of whom had a story to tell, an idea to share, a thought to spread and support to give one another. Many were mothers, some were grandmothers, and all were really special women. Here in San Elijo, most of us juggle many things, wear different hats, and are constantly on the go from morning till night. I know that even though I am, on many days, terribly busy, I still manage to pick up my phone to call, not just my own mother and sister, but one of my many mom-friends. We share notes, we compare stories about the children, we talk about our husbands, our lives, our worries, our problems. I share everything with my mother, my sister, and a few girlfriends here in San Diego without all of whom my life would be incomplete. In my life I am blessed to be in the company of so many extraordinary women. Extraordinary women are the focus of our paper this month, and Amy Anichini, Diane and Jessica St. Martin and Susan Barcellona Gaudino are only a few of the many incredible women of San Elijo. As we celebrate the month of May, and Mother’s Day, it’s not just the mothers of San Elijo that we celebrate – it’s every woman who inspires us, teaches us, guides us to be a better person, a better human being, a better friend, philanthropist, entrepreneur, wife, sister, mother-in-law and mother.

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Women 2 Women Business Network The Women 2 Women Business Networking Dinner is a relaxed dinner/networking gathering for women. They meet on a Tuesday evening each month from 7-9:30pm here in San Elijo Hills. Attendance is limited to 20 and membership is not required. $20 a person includes dinner. Contact: Shirley Benton (760) 744-7244

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Women’s Wisdom This networking group for women meets on the 4th Monday of each month here in San Elijo Hills from 6-9pm. Contact: Judy Foster www.womenswisdom.net

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San Elijo Hills Moms Club New group for moms in the San Elijo Hills, Old Creek Ranch and Venzano. A great time to meet and socialize. Park days, field trips, playdates, scrapbooking and moms night out. The more the merrier! Contact: De Anne Crossman (760) 529-3231

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Every Wednesday Network San Elijo! Don’t miss the Wednesday morning networking group. Network San Elijo! meets at the Peppertree Hills Eatery here in San Elijo Hills every Wednesday from 7:308:30am. info@lanniinsurance.com Remember to “Like” us on Facebook.

LUNA Moms Club and Stroller Strides Weekly

Interested in connecting with other moms? Join the local LUNA Moms Club every Friday at 10am at the Lower Tot Lot (by water feature). Stroller Strides Class, MonWed-Fri from 9-10am. Contact: Bre Hamideh, bregetfit@ gmail.com

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San Elijo Hills Women’s Club SEHWC is a philanthropic and social group that includes women of all ages. Members live in San Elijo Hills and surrounding communities. Contact Martha Kaloogian, SEHWC President, at sehwc@ yahoo.com. Remember to “Like” us on Facebook.

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San Elijo Running Club The San Elijo Running Club meets regularly for a variety of runs. Beginners to seasoned athletes are welcome. Times and locations are subject to change, but you can find information about upcoming runs at http:// www.meetup.com/runningmeetup/ or contact Dax at the number below. Contact: Dax Ross, dax@larsenglobal.com, (760) 473-5621

San Elijo Hills’ 7th Annual Community Garage Sale and Charity Event Saturday, May 19, 7-11am Last year, over 110 homes participated in the garage sale/charity event benefiting the San Elijo Hills’ Schools and The Heart of Grace Foundation. This was the busiest year yet with over 850 maps distributed and great attendance overall. The Jonville Team would like to thank you for your generosity and your participation.  

This year, the Jonville Team has joined hands with San Elijo Hills Women’s Club. After the Garage Sale hours have ended, leave your items at the curb, with a sign labeled, “Straight From The Heart”. A truck will be by to pick up your items promptly and will leave you a tax deductible receipt. San Elijo Hills Women’s Club is organizing the pick-up.

The Winning Warriors – Lacrosse in San Elijo If you’ve recently walked by San Elijo Middle School over the past few weekends, you’ve probably seen several lacrosse balls flying into goals, parents cheering on the sideline and the sound of some very happy seventh and eighth grade boys.

The San Marcos Warriors have been excelling at lacrosse this season and I recently had the opportunity to speak with Harvey R. Berman, President of San Marcos Youth Lacrosse Club. Mr. Berman is incredibly proud of the boys, Head Coach Zach Burke, and the results they are producing on the field.

Although the season began on March 10 and will continue through the end of May, many of the boys have been playing since last October. Mr. Berman believes the boys have an outstanding chance of making the playoffs this year and perhaps even making a run at a league championship. There are 32 boys in the entire program, and they are split into two teams. Both teams practice four days a week for two hours each day after school, with games on the weekends. The Warriors A team has started off the season with a perfect record of four wins against zero losses and is currently ranked #14 throughout San Diego county. The A team has thus far netted 56 goals while their stingy defense has allowed only seven scores. Additionally, the B team is also undefeated in four league matches.

San Elijo’s Jenna Allard crowned North County Celtic Queen Shawna and Peter Allard are so proud of their daughter, Jenna, for multiple reasons. Recently, at a local competition, Jenna was Crowned North County Celtic Queen. She will be an ambassador at several venues throughout North County for the coming year. She has been invited to compete in the Ms. California International. In addition to this, Jenna just got engaged to Sean Zappia, a deputy Sheriff with the San Diego County Sheriff ’s Department. Congratulations, Jenna!

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Harvey Berman says that while the team’s fast start is certainly exciting, the San Marcos Warriors organization is strongly committed to teaching the sport of lacrosse and creating a positive environment through which the boys can learn teamwork, sportsmanship and set an example as young leaders within our community. Well done, Warriors!

Lauren and David have their office right here in the heart of San Elijo Hills. This year, Lanni Insurance has been serving residents of San Elijo Hills and beyond for its fourth consecutive year. Next time you walk by the Lanni Insurance office, stop by and visit Lauren and David, and wish them a happy, prosperous fourth year here in San Elijo.

WISE Last month, many of the women of San Elijo attended the first WISE meeting – if you’re a woman here in San Elijo Hills, and you haven’t been to a meeting yet, might I recommend that you do? WISE, or Women In San Elijo, is a group of dynamic, interesting women who come together once a month at Hometown Realty to meet, talk, connect, mentor, guide and support. The group includes working women, nonworking women, mothers who are just looking to escape the dinner/ bath/bed routine for some stimulating company (that was me!) and women who are new to our wonderful community.

It is in this environment that you will find women who have similar needs and wants as you do, and also, completely different. If you’re looking for a sounding board, WISE is the place for you. If you’re looking for insights and advice, WISE is the place for you. If you’re looking for a glass of wine, some yummy snacks and conversation, WISE is also the place for you. Whether you work from home, are starting a business, have the full-time job of being a mother, or if you’re happily retired, WISE is the place for you. The next WISE meeting will be held at Hometown Realty on May 9, from 6:30-9pm. For more information, contact Shawna Allard at shawna.psychic@roadrunner.com

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I Love My Mom Because...

This Mother’s Day, we asked several children of San Elijo exactly why they love their mothers. Here are some of our favorite responses.

Jordan Gunderson ...she always helps me with my schoolwork.

Ashley Noerr – ...she helps me when I need her help.

Rylee Hickey – ...she is nice, lets me do lots of fun stuff.

Ben Robbins – ...she is awesome and she takes very good care of us.

Nicole Michaels – ...she is AWESOME!

Courtney Kascoutas – ...she is supportive of everything I do.

Sean Cornell – ...she is nice and buys me lots of stuff.

Kyle Gallagher – ...she helps me all the time.

Zach Robbins – ...she sings along with me in the car and drives me everywhere I need to be while singing! Plus she does all the other “mom” stuff.

Will Corbin – . ..she is nice, and she drives me around a lot!

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Eric Szymczak – ...she makes good dinners.

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women of san elijo The Incredible Women of San Elijo Hills Amy Jones Anichini, Egg-Free Epicurean Amy Jones Anichini is the perfect example of a San Elijo woman who won’t be defeated by what life throws her way – yet another woman in our neighborhood who has transformed adversity into success. It all started with a lick of peanut butter in 2005. Amy’s life as a mother changed drastically when Chase, who was 2 at the time, was diagnosed with life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. We’re not just talking about a small stomach ache – a life-threatening allergy can result in severe swelling around the face and mouth, itching, hives, difficulty swallowing and breathing, and loss of consciousness. These extreme reactions are called anaphylaxis and can result in death if untreated. While the family was busy trying to figure out how to care for Chase and manage her allergies, they learned about another life-threatening food allergy: eggs. How do you tell your preschooler she can’t have any more cookies, muffins, cupcakes, cake, pancakes or waffles? How do you tell her that she can’t go out to eat anymore, and she’ll never go to a bakery again? Imagine being a child and going to a birthday party, class party, or block party, and you can’t eat what everyone else is eating. Eliminating eggs from the diet of a growing girl is virtually impossible, right? Well, not if you’re Amy Anichini and you are on a mission. Amy had no intention of allowing Chase to feel deprived. At that point, her home kitchen became a test kitchen for everything egg, tree nut and peanut free, and her mission became helping Chase and others like her live a “normal” life in spite of her food allergies. Around that time the Anichini family moved to San Elijo Hills. They wanted a neighborhood and school that placed emphasis on health, well-

ness and nutrition. They needed a school that didn’t celebrate milestones with sweets or use food as part of a reward system. They found it all right here. Eventually Amy started Egg-Free Epicurean, a gourmet bakery whose products were egg, tree nut and peanut free. She formed a legal entity, rented a commercial space, turned that space into a bakery, secured the appropriate permits, and developed a website and on-line store. The whole family got involved – husband Tom developed the shopping cart, Chase and sister Jordan happily handled the taste-testing. Amy loaded the website with free educational data including a Checklist for the Newly Diagnosed and an interpretation of the FDA’s Food Allergy Labeling Guidelines to help food-allergic consumers understand how to safely read a food label. Along the way, Amy became the go-to person for educating families who have learned of food allergies and are trying desperately to come to terms with their new life style. Not only did people ask Amy, “What do I do now?” they asked, “Can you teach me how to do that? How did you start your own food brand? How do I bake without eggs?” Amy loved answering those questions so much that she recently transitioned away from baking products to offer consulting services to anyone interested in: 1) starting their own food brand; 2) safely offering food to food-allergic consumers; or 3) making their home-baked desserts (egg-free or not) look and taste like they came from a professional bakery. She’s currently updating the website to reflect these services. Amy’s journey and business continue to evolve as she discovers new ways to help people. And it all started with a little girl, and a lick of peanut butter. Visit Amy at www.eggfreeepicurean.com or call (760) 209-8025.

Diane and Jessica St. Martin, Walking for a Cure Diane and Jessica St. Martin are San Elijo residents, and they are getting ready to lace up their shoes in the fight against breast cancer. Their grandmother, mother, sister and aunt have all been affected by this terrible disease, and Diane and Jessica will walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Chicago in a show of support for the beloved women in their family. In her own words... Diane St. Martin “I couldn’t save my mother when she passed away from breast cancer 10 years ago. Today, I can’t help my sister’s hair grow back or take away her physical and emotional pain from chemotherapy,” said Diane. “Sixty miles is no easy task, but this is something I CAN do. Something I must do.” In 2002, my mother passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. Afterwards, my sister, Mary, and I decided that we didn’t want to just idly stand by. So, in November of 2003, we went on an amazing journey together in our very first Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure. It was here in San Diego and we spent many months training and fundraising. We raised $3,400, walked 20 miles a day for 3 days and we crossed the finish line. In 2008, we decided to do it again. This time, we did it in Chicago where my sister lives. At that time, we committed to raise $2,100 each. We figured that since we did it once, we could do it again. And we did. We raised $4,200 that year, walked 20 miles a day for 3 days and crossed the finish line. There are two main reasons we will be walking in the Susan G. Komen Chicago 3-Day, held in August of this year. First, my daughter Jessica and niece Julianne will be walking with us. It has been a life-long dream for them to follow in our footsteps and walk in the 3-Day Walk. More importantly, w w w.th efo u n ta i n- o n li ne .co m

we do it because breast cancer has struck very close to our hearts once again. Last Jessica St.Martin October my sister Mary discovered that Participant ID: 6474097 she had breast cancer. She immediately Event City: Chicago, went in for a double mastectomy and August 2012 is currently undergoing chemotherapy Team name – “The Breast-kateers, A Cure treatments. For All and All for a My sister wants to walk again, but, Cure!” I honestly doen’t know if she can. I told her that I will push her in a wheelchair if I have to. So, we have committed to raising the minimum fundraising requirement of $2,300 for each walker. That is $9,200. More than double what we raised in 2008. I am asking you to donate whatever you can because the battle continues. One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes in the United States. No donation is too big or too small. Every donation counts. You can donate by following the link below to make an online donation in an amount that works for you. You can also call (800) 996-3DAY, or donate by check, made payable to Susan G. Komen 3-Day. Mail your donation checks to me at 1575 Clifftop Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92078 and I will submit them with a copy of our personalized donation forms. This year we will dedicate our 60 miles to my sister and to all of my friends and family who are survivors – thankfully the list is long! I will also say a prayer for those loved ones who have lost their battle with breast cancer – and I will not end my journey until I reach my destination – a world without breast cancer. To make a donation, visit www.The3Day.org. (Go to “Make a Donation” and “Search for Participant”) Diane St.Martin Participant ID: 5094595

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on your doorstep San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Honors Women In Leadership The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) is hongo. The Thrift Store, on the corner of S. Bent Ave. and ored to be associated with two charities established and led San Marcos Blvd., is open to the public to bring in used by women who have blazed their own trails for the good of clothing and household items. Foster families receive the community. Susan Hall and Patricia Boles embody the the used clothes for 50 cents apiece. Through donations, essence of women who saw a need and took extraordinary the KID PACK ROOM stays full of new items such as action to make something happen. clothing, toys, school supplies, gift certificates and more. Susan Stames Hall is the Founder and Executive Patty and her husband, Richard, have had the honor of Director of The Angel’s Depot, whose mission is to provide caring for over 100 foster children over the past 30 years. free emergency meal boxes to older Americans living in They have adopted 10 special needs children and have poverty in San Diego County. To date, The Angel’s Depot one biological daughter. Patty says of her passion, “There has distributed 38,037  senior emergency meal boxes, conis no other work I can think of that is more important taining  798,777  senior meals  to needy seniors since June than caring for the abused and neglected children of 2006. The nutritionally balanced meal boxes contain 21 our community.” You, too, can help SFTH by leaving Our hope is that every child be meals and were developed to provide food security until a born into loving arms. When that is your unsold SEH Community Garage Sale items at senior’s next Social Security check arrives. Seniors served not possible, that other arms are there the curb on May 19, marked “SFTH”. They will be by The Angel’s Depot have an average income of $791 per to wrap the child in love and healing. picked up by the end of the day and donated to this month. Susan Hall was recently named “2012 Woman of Straight From The Heart’s mission great organization, with a tax-deductible form left at is to support those children and the the Year” by CA State Assemblyman Martin Garrick for arms who hold them. your door. For further information, visit www.straighther work as  Founder  and Executive Director  of  The fromtheheartinc.com. Angel’s Depot. Susan commented on her award,  “I am humbled and For more information about the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club, visit honored to be acknowledged for all of our good work. No one deserves www.sehwc.weebly.com our help more than the generations who fought our wars, built this great country and passed on San Elijo Hills Women’s Club a legacy of freedom and hope to us. One person alone does not accomplish great feats . . . in our case, the Board of Directors, staff and a corps of volunteers numbering over Pistachio Hair Studio values education and is happy to  part2,500 had a great deal to ner with the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)  during the do with our successes. I am month of May, to raise funds for the SEHWC Higher Education grateful to the community for Scholarship Fund. stepping up to help and honored to serve our quiet heroes.” Thank you, Every Friday in the month of May (4, 11, 18, 25) SEH, for your ongoing support in our Albertsons Food Drives! For more All day, 9am-7pm information, visit www.theangelsdepot.org Pistachio Hair Studio will donate a portion of their proceeds to Patricia (Patty) Boles is the Founder and Director of Straight From the SEHWC Scholarship Fund: The Heart, Inc. (SFTH), also known as The North San Diego County 30% of ANY salon service and 10% of any retail item Foster Parents Association. Patty formed SFTH 30 years ago as an advocacy, support group for foster children and their caregivers, specializing in Call Pistachio Hair Studio for your appointment at (760) 350medically fragile and drug-exposed children. Their services are available 5005. You must mention SEHWC at time of booking the appointto any foster/adoptive or kinship family in San Diego County. There are ment in order to participate in the Fund Drive. currently over 5,000 children in foster care in the county. Training and To help celebrate this year’s SEHWC scholarship winner, support groups are offered for foster families, along with a Mommy and Pistachio is donating a salon service to the well-deserving young Me Group. Mentoring, help with court issues, resources for children in woman recipient, to be used at her graduation or another time of the medical and therapeutic community, and behavioral ideas for workher choice. ing with abused and neglected children are all offered by SFTH. And For more information on the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club, visit more importantly, the staff are experienced foster/adoptive parents who www.sehwc.weebly.com know how hard it is to love these wonderful children and then let them

New Sign Brackets go up in Village Square! Three years ago, SEH business owner Lauren Lanni proposed new signage for the Village Square merchants. The Village Square HOA approved the proposal and has worked with the City of San Marcos until receiving final city approval last month. Residents will start seeing signs pop up in front of their favorite Village Square merchants, from Cliff Bar to Lanni Insurance, and Autistically Inclined to Silk, effectively lengthening the San Elijo town center merchant presence from Market Walk and Chevron all the way up to PepperTree Hills. “The hope is to enhance and extend the appeal of Main Street San Elijo,” said Lanni.

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calendar May 1, 8am-5pm, Carlsbad Village Faire May 2, 7:30-8:30am, Network San Elijo!, (760) 815-7563 May 2, Farmers’ Market, CSUSM, 3-7pm May 3, 6pm, HOA Board Meeting, San Elijo Elementary School May 4, 10am, Lower Tot Lot, LUNA Moms Club, bregetfit@gmail.com May 5, Four C’s at Rancho Valencia, www. ranchovalencia.com May 6-8, Gator by the Bay, www.gatorbythebay.com

May 9, WISE Meeting, 6:30-9pm, shawna.psychic@roadrunner.com

May 19, Summer Concert in the Garden, www.san-marcos.net

May 9, 7:30-8:30am, Network San Elijo!, (760) 815-7563

May 19, 7-11am, San Elijo Garage Sale,

May 9, Farmers’ Market, CSUSM, 3-7pm

May 21-22, Temecula goes Wild, Wild West, (951) 693-3952

May 9, Daddy and Me Storytime, 6pm, San Marcos Library

May 22, Sicilian Festival, www.sicilianfiesta. com

May 11, 10am, Lower Tot Lot, LUNA Moms Club, bregetfit@gmail.com

May 23, Farmers’ Market, CSUSM, 3-7pm

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May 23, Daddy and Me Storytime, 6pm, San Marcos Library

May 7, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate, www.sdbgarden.org

May 16, 7:30-8:30am, Network San Elijo!, (760) 815-7563

May 25, 10am, Lower Tot Lot, LUNA Moms Club, bregetfit@gmail.com

May 8, 7pm, San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC), sehwc@yahoo.com

May 18, 10am, Lower Tot Lot, LUNA Moms Club, bregetfit@gmail.com

May 30, 7:30-8:30am, Network San Elijo!, (760) 815-7563

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on your doorstep Jonville Team Offices Now Open in the San Elijo Hills Town Center Jena and Nicolas have been involved in San Elijo Hills real estate since they moved into the neighborhood in 2002. With over 500 transactions closed in San Elijo Hills, the Jonville Team’s goal remains the same – they want to offer the very best to their clients, always keeping their best interests at heart. With this in mind, they are set to open a local office for their clients, which will be in the “original Visitor Center”, next to Peppertree Hills Cafe. Nicolas and Jena are in tune with the needs of the real estate community, and when the economy took a downturn several years ago, they opened a short sale department and have been experiencing a success rate of over 95 percent. The Jonville Team is associated with Keller Williams Realty, the second largest Residential Real Estate company in the United States. The team holds a position in the

top 50 teams within Keller Williams International and has received multiple awards, including the Five Star Award for top real estate agents for the last three years in a row, as featured in San Diego Magazine. The Jonville Team is dedicated to performance, exceptional customer service and exemplary ethics. You’ll find yourself with a dedicated and knowledgeable agent who understands and values your needs. They would like to extend an invitation to everyone to stop by and visit them at their new location, and an open house will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 1-5pm. The Jonville Team is comprised of Jena and Nicolas Jonville, Anne Mahoney, Brooke Murdock, Lisa Serhan, Paige Marvil, Pascale Hayem, Stephanie Cowan and Todd Stearman.

AYSO San Elijo Registration Now Open! AYSO Region 1505 has consistently provided quality youth soccer programs to the San Elijo Community and surrounding area for the past seven years. Our quality and consistency is evident through our growth and stability! We are the original community sports program in San Elijo having been here almost as long as the community itself. AYSO Region 1505 Board firmly believes in soccer the AYSO way. Our programs promote a fun, family environment based on the AYSO Six Philosophies. Everyone Plays® Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship Player Development

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New U7 Division: We will be creating a new U7 division this season. We will now have a U7 and U8 division for boys and girls. We believe this will give us a better opportunity to provide more balanced teams at these ages. U5 Jamboree: The U5 division will now be conducted in a Jamboree style each Saturday morning. The boys and girls will still be separate divisions. The players, with a parent, will be directed by an experienced coach in training sessions. The players will then be broken up into teams to play in short-sided games (3v3). More information about the U5 Jamboree can be found at www.ayso.org. We will soon start providing more information on

our website as well. We are very excited about this program; our neighboring regions adopted this program last year and it was a huge success. Free Friday Night Clinics: We started our clinics last season. This season we have formalized them a bit more. We will be starting the clinics before the first games are played. Starting earlier in the season will provide us with more daylight hours, and this will allow us to break the sessions up between the divisions a little better.

Online Registration Now Open On-line registration is now open for the Fall 2012 season but will close on June 16. Credit cards and eChecks are accepted as well as mail-in payments. Registration fees will be $95 per player for U6 and above; $50 per player for U5 Jamboree players. Registration includes a 10-game season (weather and division size permitting), uniforms, pictures and participation trophies. U5 Jamboree players will have 8-10 Jamboree days. All players between ages 4 and 19 by July 31 are welcome to sign up. Visit www.sanelijoayso.org for registration and additional information.

Volunteers Needed AYSO Region 1505 is organized and run by volunteers. Even if you don’t have a child playing, you can still join us and give your time and services to the youth of our community. We offer training for all positions. Visit our website for volunteer opportunities.

Summer Soccer Camps are Coming AYSO Region 1505 will be bringing you three weeks of professionally run soccer camps this summer. More information on the camps will be available in the coming weeks on our website.

Spring of Giving – News from Kids Korps By Jaxson Dorny This past month, San Elijo Kids Korps went to the Bread of Life Rescue Mission in Oceanside.   It was a great experience! We helped a lot of people, young and old. We fixed a Hawaiian dinner of Kalua pork, rice, macaroni salad, pineapple, and Hawaiian rolls, and pie and cake for dessert. We then took all of the food to the Rescue Mission and served it to about 100 people. It made all of us feel good because we were serving people that needed help. My favorite part was EVERYTHING!  

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in your backyard Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain Chris Orlando: City Council By now you have undoubtedly been caught in construction delays on Highway 78 near the Nordahl exit. The roadwork being done in the area is making an already congested stretch of highway even more difficult to pass. While these projects create some short-term traffic headaches, they will help alleviate congestion in an area that holds the dubious distinction of the county’s worst traffic corridor. In each of the last three years, the San Diego Union-Tribune has named eastbound SR-78 at Barham Road the worst bottleneck in San Diego County. The good news is that several projects currently underway will help San Marcos shed this unwanted honor and ease congestion on the 78 as well as the area near the Nordahl Marketplace. In a joint effort between the cities of San Marcos and Escondido, Caltrans and SANDAG, San Diego’s planning agency, a new interchange bridge at Nordahl Road is being constructed to increase overall vehicle capacity and accommodate future widening of the 78. This $37 million dollar project is currently underway and will take about a year to complete. The City of San Marcos is also making significant improvements to the intersection at Nordahl and Monitel Road. These changes will help improve traffic circulation in the area and make it easier and more convenient to get in and out of the Nordahl Markeplace shopping center. East of this work, Caltrans will be significantly improving the 15 and 78 connector to help ease the backup that forms when traffic merges from one freeway to the other. This traffic not only slows the 78 to a crawl dur-

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in your backyard Things to do in San Diego this May Baby Announcement

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This women’s race that will take place on the beautiful campus of California State University San Marcos on Mother’s Day, May 13th. The race begins with a Kids’ 1 Mile Run/Walk at 8:30, followed by a Women’s 5K Run/Walk at 9:00. The races will be followed by a Celebration of Motherhood with local radio host Mike Halloran from 91x, games for the kids, compliments of National Charity League Del Sol, healthy, gourmet food trucks and a Health & Wellness Expo. The event is a benefit for Family Recovery Center, a local residential treatment center for women suffering from substance abuse. For more information, visit http://runlikeamotherrace.com

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5/7-17 – STAR Testing 5/7 9:15am – PTO Meeting 5/7 6pm – Mom’s Prep Night 5/11 – Mother/Son Kickball 5/16 – District Wide Track Meet 5/16 – The Muppets - Eagle Theatre After School Movie 5/16 – PTO Board Applications Due 5/23 – Open House/Art Auction 5/25 – Flag Salute 5/28 – Memorial Day – School Holiday 5/30 – Puss in Boots - Eagle Theatre After School Movie 5/31 6pm – PTO General Meeting Note: A copy of the PTO Calendar can be downloaded from the SEES website.

Yearbooks for sale! Our yearbook will be in full color again this year. Order yours today for $20 each at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Only online orders are being accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook staff at seesyearbooks@gmail.com. We sold out last year! Don’t wait until the last minute!

Opening for Crossing Guards and Noon Time Supervisors SEES is in need of Crossing Guards and Supervisors. The crossing guard will direct walkers and drivers at the traffic signal on the hill at San Elijo Road and Schoolhouse Way. The Noon Time Supervisor will ensure the safety of our students during recess and lunch. This is a paid position through the district. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Versteeg, Assistant Principal at SEES, (760) 290-2604.

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Call for PTO Board Members The PTO is seeking officers for its executive board. Check the May 9 Wednesday envelope for more information and an application form. Applications are due back on May 16. All SEES parents and teachers are members of the PTO and these members elect the executive board annually.

Thank you to Karen Morton with Masters Real Estate Group for providing breakfast for the Room Parent and Basket Coordinator meeting. Thanks to Flippin’ Pizza for hosting our April dine out.

5th Annual Country Fair Huge Success Thank you San Elijo Hills community and visitors for making this year’s Country Fair a success! A great big THANK YOU to each and every sponsor, donor, volunteer, parent, and especially our amazing Country Fair Committee; our kids thank you and our teachers thank you. Without the support of our incredible community, the SEES Country Fair could not take place. We know our children in the community look forward to the Fair every year, and they are very grateful. The laughter and joy will be echoing on the school grounds for another year. With that said, we would like to remind everyone just what the proceeds from the Fair do for our students. With your support we fund programs such as Music, Accelerated Reader, Art, Science Lab, P.E. Equipment, Instructional Aides, the Library, Eagle Play, and much of the technology that helps our teachers perform their jobs with greater efficiency. Without the Country Fair, and all of the other PTO fundraisers and the people who run them, these programs would

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school news Congratulations, Skylar The Fountain would like to congratulate our very own contributing writer, Skylar Siben, on her contest winning short story. Due to the delicate content of this story, we are publishing only part of it here, but the entire piece will be available on our website at www.thefountain-online.com Well done, Skylar! expected Paige to still be normal. She didn’t want to go home and that’s why she’d followed Ben.

The Girl in the Mirror It I live in a world where nothing is what it seems. This place has no name and neither do I. Anything I touch becomes nonexistent. I used to be real but I don’t remember who I was or what life was like. I want to get out. Paige It was a cold winter’s evening in Colorado. Paige was walking home through the snow when she saw him. It was the new boy from her class, Ben, at least she thought that’s what his name was. He was calling her name over and over. Paige thought it was a little strange since they’d never talked but she walked over to him anyway. “What do you want?” Paige said. Ben didn’t say anything as he walked away and motioned for Paige to follow and for reasons she would later regret, she followed him. They walked for what seemed like forever. Paige would often try to strike up a conversation, but Ben would never respond. His eyes just stared glassily ahead as he kept walking forward. Paige used the silence to think about how messed up her life was at home. Her parents were arguing, her older brother was failing out of high school and amidst all this, everyone

Night had fallen when they reached a rustic two-story house in the middle of the woods. Ben walked up the stairs, opened the door and disappeared inside. Paige went up the steps, but hesitated. She didn’t know what they were doing or why Ben would take her here in the first place. Paige turned around and started trying to follow her footsteps back home, but within minutes she was hopelessly lost. Then she heard a long and heart wrenching scream and she ran towards the noise as fast as her feet could take her. She soon found the house and ran inside without a second thought. Inside the house there was a lot of antique furniture covered in dust. Paige didn’t take time to observe for all she had on her mind was finding Ben, the obvious source of the scream. She ran up stairs and down the dimly lit hallway screaming his name. At the end of the hallway was Ben staring at her with his glassy eyes. Paige hugged him because she was so relieved but he didn’t respond. “Thank goodness I found you! I’m so glad you weren’t…” she started, but before she could finish her sentence, Ben’s eyes turned pure white before fading back to blue, and for the first time that night Ben spoke. “Where am I?” he whispered...

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school news High School Updates By: Megan van Hamersveld We made it!! The longest stretch of the year is over (from winter to Spring Break), and now we are smoothly sailing toward the end of the school year. As a senior, the end drawing nearer and nearer is a bitter-sweet sensation. During the month of April, we enjoyed a slew of exciting events! On April 4, ASB hosted Senior Sunset, which was an evening pizza party in the quad where all the seniors enjoyed free food and drink, great music and fun games on the grass. We began the year with Senior Sunrise, which took place in the morning and symbolized the beginning of a memorable senior year, and then we ended our journey with Senior Sunset, which represents the end of the year, as well as our school career (in free public education, that is). It was a sweet, sentimental way to ready ourselves for the graduation. On April 6, the ceramics program hosted the Empty Bowl Project that, as always, was a total hit. Basically, everyone in Mr. Stout’s ceramics class was required to make a unique bowl or two (or three or four, etc) to donate to the cause. Then during a special hour-long lunch, that lovely sunny Friday, parents, faculty, and students alike, were able to buy one of the beautiful hand-made bowls and then fill it up with as much pasta, soup, bread, chili, desserts, salad, and rice as they desired. Each bowl was only $10 for all you can eat food (which was donated by teachers, parents, and restaurants), and all the profit went to a charity that feeds those in need. The food was amazing and the turnout was incredible: the line was out the door and around the corner. Definitely the best lunch of the year, hands down. April 7 began a lovely week of Spring Break that everyone truly needed. Spring sports still had practice, however. I swear, student athletes are the

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hardest working kids in the school. Those guys just never get a break. Track continued intense workouts, and swim had their annual “Hell Week” where they do obscure exercises like swimming in jeans and t-shirts. I’m not exactly sure what the other sports did, but most coaches seem to decide that Spring Break should hold the hardest work-outs of the year…so much for a relaxing vacation. When Spring Break came to a close, it was back to the grind: STAR testing began!!! Each year we have a goal API score that we work toward, and each year we find a way to surpass it by at least 10 points. Our current API score is 859…we had gone up 29 points from the previous year. We currently hold the 7th highest score in the county. This year we are pushing toward Top 5 in the county. Our motto this year is “Strive for 865!” As a senior, I am not required to take the STAR tests, but I wish everyone the best of luck! There are so many exciting things going on at San Marcos High that it’s hard to believe we stick to our studies! (Don’t even fret, because we totally do.) Prom is coming closer and closer and guys have really stepped up their game this year, asking girls in the most creative of ways: spelled out with candles, over microphones at lunch, with baked goods, with poetry, spelled out on a poster with background music and a well-dressed entourage, and the list goes on and on. Poor boys…the pressure is on. All of us here at San Marcos High are lucky enough to have so many awesome activities to make going through the motions not so repetitive. As always, thanks for reading, and go Knights!

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community lifestyle : he a lth By: T K S mith, www.th e kitche n skin n y.com

No More Diets!

With summer just around the corner, it’s that time of year that I start hearing people start talking diets. And, there’s nothing more frustrating to me, not only as a nutrition coach, but as someone who struggled for years and years to get my own weight under control using every diet under the sun. It seemed no matter what diet I tried, nothing lasted. Eventually, I was always right back where I started...or worse. I now have a better understanding of how that all works biologically. A diet gets its success by restricting one of the macro-nutrients (fat, carbohydrates or protein). There are endless variations on how to do that which is why there is always a new diet coming out. By simply manipulating the percent and amounts of marco-nutrients and applying some exercise, it is possible to lose  weight (short-term). This is strictly calories in vs. calories out. The problem is, you can’t restrict something forever. After you hit your goal, you go back to your normal life with the intention of ‘doing better’. Problem is, your body goes right back to where it started.  The only way to maintain weight loss long-term is to  permanently change the way you eat! When people hear they have to permanently change their diet, it sounds really scary and I think this fact is what holds people back. They are afraid that they will have to be on a diet that never ends. Hey, I don’t blame them. Diets are miserable! Who would want to eat that way for the rest of their life?   It’s true, if you are currently carrying a few extra pounds, then you will have to make some sort of permanent change in your nutrition strategy. But, there’s some good news.

The good news is that there is an end. There is an end to craving foods that are not healthy for you. There is an end to counting calories. There is an end to feeling guilty about food. There is an end to hours on the treadmill. There is an end to low energy. There is an end to cellulite. There is an end to not having your perfect body! Once you get your nutrition (and your body’s natural biochemistry) back in order, there is an end to all of the madness! With the right nutrition and learning how to give your body what it needs, you can absolutely transform your body – once and for all – without depriving yourself. It won’t magically happen overnight because given the state your body is currently in, it will fight you. You have to slowly work your body’s systems back to their natural state. How long will it take? I think that is an individual thing. It took me four years. Knowing what I know now, I think I could have cut that time down significantly. Still, lasting change will take time. There is no quick fix. But, here’s a question to ask yourself, What if it did take you four years to get your perfect body? Is that so bad? Would you rather spend a couple years making permanent lasting change in your body or spend the next couple of years trying different diets and at the end of the day end up in worse shape? It all comes down to educating yourself on the proper  nutrition for you  and making small easy changes. The sooner you start moving in the right direction, the sooner you will get there. And, the sooner you can forget about all the food madness. Start today! Make the last diet you went on, just that – your Last Diet!

community lifestyle : P u zzle by: Nimish S hr ivastava , r e side n t, Wo o dle y ’s Glen

Nth Puzzle Corner

It’s wonderful that tax season is over, but we still have some taxing problems to stir up your tired brain.

In Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel, Gone With The Wind, she writes, “Death, taxes, and childbirth, there’s no convenient time for any of them.” Nevertheless, here it is – the tax season is just behind us. So, I thought we could put our heads (or tails) on the fun side of wealth this month: All that glitters: Before printed money, the standard for wealth was gold. Gold coin weighs one gram, counterfeit coin weighs 1.1 grams. You have 10 bags full of coins, nine of the bags are full of real gold, but one bag is full of the counterfeit coins. Given a perfect scale (a pointer scale, for example) and ONE weighing can you determine which bag has counterfeit coins? If so how? Bank On it: A person cashes a check in the bank, and after he leaves the bank he buys chewing gum for 50 cents. Now, he didn’t have any money when he entered the bank and when he counts the money in his pocket now he sees, to his utmost surprise, that the bank teller made a mistake: instead of the dollars he gave him the same number of cents, and instead of cents, he gave him the same number of dollars. The most bizarre situation was, that after buying the chewing gum, he now has twice the amount of money on the original check. What was the amount on the check And now for a cool trick. If you figure this out, you can impress others: Five coins are laid out in a row, three quarters and two nickels, the nickels separated by the quarters [QnQnQ]. The object is to rearrange the coins, in exactly five moves, always moving an adjacent nickel and quarter only, such that the coins end up sortpag e 18 : th e fo u n ta i n

ed together [QQQnn] with no intervening gaps. You may neither separate nor reverse the quarter-nickel pair you are moving and they must be moved adjacent to another coin on each move, keeping in the same line. We can’t leave without some fun with words: Check’s in the mail (and hopefully it’s my tax refund) Solve the clues to phrases/words containing CHECK. Use the hint to find the word close to the answer. You have to replace a letter to get to the final word. For example: Word: ___ check Clue: My jacket was ___ed by the stain! Ans: “ruin” is the correct word for filling in the blank in the clue. Now replace “a” for “u” in the word “ruin” and you get “rain” so the answer is…… “raincheck” 1. Word: ____ check Clue: he disappeared in a _____ of an eye. 2. Word: ____ check Clue: Something that almost every baseball player does, especially in the dugout. 3. Word: check _____ Clue: silent, sometimes not by choice 4. Word: check _____ Clue: I see a black door and I want it _____ed red. Albert Einstein [on filing for tax returns]: “This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher.” www. thefountain-online.c om


community lifestyle : home By: S te phan ie G ar r ison

Have a Little Mother’s Day Every Day at Home

It’s May, and Mother’s Day is commonly celebrated this month. But if you’re like me, you may hate to cram a year’s worth of celebration into one all-too-brief 24-hour span (which is more like 12 hours if you plan on sleeping). I feel that it’s almost unhealthy to the constitution. Why can’t every day be Halloween (my holiday of choice)? Who cares if my Christmas season runs the full months of November, December and January? And why take only one day out per year for moms (and you dads in June)? Perhaps it’s better to dish out pleasures in equal measure. Spread the joy around and live a more festive lifestyle year-round.

With this in mind, I have decided to inject a little more Mother’s Day every day into my life at home. Being that I am a practical and time-starved gal, it seems that the best way to accomplish this is to make it easier for me to take time out for myself, even if it can only occur in 15-minute increments between life’s obligations. You can, too. Arguably, the family home is one large shared environment – but hey, you can carve out some space for yourself if you think inside the box. Of course, everyone has personal items they commonly use in pretty much each public room – but why not store an extra container for yourself that’s full of goodies that give you pleasure? Kind of like a goody bag doled out after a birthday party, only you get to pick the contents. Call it a goody bin. So how would this differ from stuff you have already kicking around? First, you’d have one centralized goody bin that you could whip out in a flash when there’s an unexpected interlude of highly-deserved free time. As such, it should be small enough for you to store somewhere unobtrusively,

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but large enough to contain several items that would give you a quick distraction from the daily routine. Second, this goody bin must, as a matter of principal, contain no work or kid or spouse-related matters. Only articles that can give you delight, bliss, recreation or contentment should find their way in here. Third, you can maximize your escape potential by strategically placing several of these break baskets in various rooms around

For example, the kitchen pantry has a decorative box where I stash some exotic teas, dark chocolate and spreads that I use for a grown-up snack time that feels a little more indulgent. In my master bath, there’s a set of pricier soaps, scrubs, lotions and creams that are broken out whenever a spa treatment is in order. In the family room, my small oval tub of magazines also holds some knitting and crochet projects and quick-read books that can be picked up – or, sigh, put down – at a moment’s notice. What would work for you? Could the laundry room be the right place for your own container of weekly entertainment mags and hard candy, or hand-held puzzles and a scented candle? These goody bins aren’t meant to be spoils that you squirrel away and don’t share (although if that’s what you end up doing, I won’t say anything!); rather, it’s loot that speaks to you, not other family members. The key is a personalized retreat in a box that can be accessed for minutes at a time then put away until the next opportunity arises. So extend the sentiment of Mother’s Day year-round with your own little goody bag of happiness and take a moment to celebrate you!

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Love Your Motherâ&#x20AC;ŚEarth Earth as our Mother is a pretty good analogy She provides everything we need to survive Food, shelter, beautiful playgrounds, healing plants When she was a young Mother she may have seemed to thrive even with neglect When we were younger and more reckless we took her for granted and trashed up the place Now that she is more advanced in age she is having difficulties keeping up with the mess As she becomes older and we mature we might need to take care of Mom In fact if she consumed a diet largely of trash and toxic waste She will have more maintenance needs as she ages Moms seldom live forever But with tender loving care she can thrive well into later life. Your Mother wants you to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take out the trashâ&#x20AC;? We love you Mother Earth

We all understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle as it relates to our quality of life. Here is how we can all do the same for our Mother Earth. All trash falls into one of two categories, and is either biodegradable or non-biodegradable. By definition, non-biodegradable trash is any discarded item that cannot be broken down by living organisms. Non-biodegradable trash accumulates in the environment because it cannot return to its origins. Items in this category include, glass, plastic, Styrofoam, and cans. Non-biodegradable trash that is discarded to the landfill will only accumulate. One way we can all prevent the accumulation of non-biodegradable trash is to recycle. This is a solution that everyone can take part in! Another solution is to replace non-biodegradable materials with ones specifically designed to biodegrade. There are now biodegradable forms of Styrofoam and plastic. Making a noticeable change will take a concentrated effort by everyone to reduce our non-biodegradable trash.

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Slice of Life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bedtime Fun with Pancakes

We hardly ever do breakfast in bed anymore. When our girls were younger (well before we had our little boy), I used to run down in the morning, make breakfast, put it on four breakfast trays and bring it back up to bed. I would spread a huge towel on our bed (the reason I have white sheets on our bed is so that I can always bleach the stains out!), and the four of us would eat breakfast in bed. I have so many photographs of our little girls in their pajamas, faces covered in raspberry jelly or chocolate croissant, enjoying their hot chocolate in little sippy cups.

I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that anymore, and to tell you the truth, as I sit here thinking about those days, I feel a little sad. Is it because our girls are so big that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t possible fit all five of us and breakfast trays in our king sized bed? Is it because we are running to walk the dog, ride our bikes or grab coffee at Starbucks? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what changed, but this Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do breakfast in bed for all of us. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anyone to get up and make it for me (I do love to cook in my kitchen!), I just want everyone to sit in bed and laze with me after weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made (and eaten) pancakes and Canadian bacon. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just stack the trays and plates for later, and stay in bed, watch cartoons, grumble over who is â&#x20AC;&#x153;hogging the blanketâ&#x20AC;? and climb all over each other in search of â&#x20AC;&#x153;the perfect bed spot.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what we will do. But first, we need pancakes. This is our familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite recipe. You can do it the healthy way (with yogurt), or the indulgent way (with sour cream). Any way you do it, they will be perfect (in or out of bed)!

Sinnott Family Pancakes

3/4 c. all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 c. milk (I use 2% milk) 1 egg 1/4 c. vanilla yogurt or sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla 1. Sift together dry ingredients. 2. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. DO NOT OVERMIX. 4. Rest the pancake batter for ten minutes. I usually make the batter, set it to rest, then slice fruit, pour milk, make hot chocolate. At this point, your batter is ready to cook. 5. Over medium heat, add butter to the bottom of a pan. Use 1/4 c. measure to scoop out batter. 6. When you see bubbles appear on the surface, flip pancakes and cook for another minute. 7. Serve with maple syrup, macerated berries, sliced bananas or chocolate chips and whipped cream. P.S. Our favorite berry mixture includes strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, sliced in a bowl with a sprinkle of sugar. If you like balsamic vinegar in your berries, a splash of balsamic would be wonderful as well! A Votre Sante!

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business highlight Susan Barcellona Gaudino, Bella Bella Salon and Boutique Many of you probably know Susan Gaudino as “Sophia’s mother” or “Gianni’s mother”, and of course, she will probably tell you that those are her most important titles. However, Susan is also the owner of Bella Bella Salon and Boutique in Encinitas, and a long-time resident of San Elijo Hills. At the age of 16, when most of us were just trying to get through high school and figure out what we wanted to do, Susan got her license in cosmetology and hair. She always knew she wanted to be a hair stylist, and by the age of 21, she opened her first salon in Dallas, which she owned and ran for seven years. Susan took a break from the business to get married and have children, but when she moved to San Diego in 1997 and met the founder of Eufora Hair care products (a natural, chemical free, organic line used at Bella Bella), she was so inspired, she decided to open a salon again. And in 2004, Bella Bella Salon and Boutique opened its doors, and changed the way that we look at hair and beauty forever. Susan took the age-old system of the booth-rental-salon and transformed it into a “team-based environment” where everyone is there to serve the client and personal agendas are left at the door to be replaced with the need to serve, inspire, protect and commit to the needs and wishes of clients. Bella Bella is a full service salon – Susan says her goal was for people – men, women and children – to be able to walk in and get all their hair,

nail and skin care needs in one spot. Bella Bella offers haircuts, color treatments, hair styling, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, birthday parties for little girls, and so much more. Susan says her biggest accomplishment was not that her salon was in Marie Claire magazine for Best Cut and Color in 2005, and not even that Bella Bella was called “Encinitas’ Best Kept Secret” in In Style magazine in 2006. She isn’t even most proud of her recent call to do hair and make up for a pilot show on HBO. Rather, she is most proud that she has been a coach and mentor to her team, empowered women to be self-motivated and independent, have confidence in themselves, and that she has brought back professionalism into a market that has been lacking it in the recent past. Susan loves family and children, and so the salon has a charity that it supports, called Child’s Help, where children are protected against abuse and neglect. Family and children are important and welcome to the team at Bella Bella; Susan’s youngest client was eight months old, and oldest was a 105-year-old Italian lady! One of these days, when she’s not being a mother or running a successful business, Susan Gaudino will find time to learn how to play guitar, speak Italian and surf. Until then, she can be found at Bella Bella Salon, 339 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA. Call her at (760) 943-7311 for an appointment.

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