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— Tracy Rolling

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here’s a lot of talk around town about the people, places and special events going on in Ramona. Not only are visitors marking their calendars in anticipation of their quaint country getaways, everyone is counting down the days until the 34th Annual Rodeo, 44th Annual Country Fair, 10th Annual Oktoberfest, and the many other activities mentioned in this Guide to Ramona. While townspeople are chatting about the excellent real estate conditions that make home ownership a reality, another Ramona school received its California Distinguished Schools designation. There’s a hum about the thriving

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wine and grape producing community and the prestigious awards many wineries are earning. Exciting discussions are taking place in homes and businesses all over Southern California, as recreationalists plan their next Ramona adventure that could include hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing or other activities. But it’s not just the numerous trails, breathtaking views or rich town history people are mentioning, it’s the many merchants and restaurateurs who offer a friendly greeting to all. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, there are so many great things to talk about when you live, work or play in and around Ramona. n

How to Get Here

From Los Angeles Areas: Take I-5 or I-15 South to SR-78 East to Ramona.

From San Diego Areas: Take I-8 East to SR-67 in El Cajon, and follow to Ramona. ■

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Contents Ramona’s Talk of the Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A Haven for Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 May is Rodeo Time in Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rodeo Parade has ‘Tattoo’ Theme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shoppers Enjoy a Unique Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Celebrate Cowboy Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Rodeo Queen Brittney Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 An Easy Museum Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Memorial Day Ceremonies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Five Reasons to Visit Ramona Wineries . . . . . . . . . . 18 Featured Tasting Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ramona Chamber — Visitors’ Resource. . . . . . . . . . 23 Wine Country Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Bow Wow Pow Wow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Ready for Rib Fest!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Fireworks for the Fourth of July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Map of Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Country and Junior Fair Make a ‘Home Sweet Home’ Pair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Lodging Establishments Welcome Guests. . . . . . . . . 38

Spotlight on Authors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Mural Masterpieces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Catch the Beat at Music Fest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Hikes & Trails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 View from ‘Potato Chip Rock’ is Worth the Hike. . . . 48 Quilts Make a Colorful Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Oktoberfest to be Bigger and Better!. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Great Treats — No Tricks!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Concert Series Debuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Fantastic Flying Machines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Ramona’s Royal Representatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 ‘Pick of the Patch’ Contest Seeks Giant Pumpkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Ramona Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Community Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Fire Department Open House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Looking Ahead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Advertiser Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

On The Cover Driving through Ramona on picturesque Old Julian Highway, you will come upon this 1935 International pickup truck, owned by Fred and Alicia Ledezma. It was a fully functioning vehicle until 2007, when it burned in the

Witch fire, along with the garage it was housed in. Turning rust and ashes into a thing of beauty, the family converted the truck into a blossoming planter box.

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PUBLISHERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrel and Carol Kinney Writers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Rolling, Annette Williams, Ruth Lepper, Johnny McDonald, Ann Reilly Cole, Bobbi Zane, Lindsay Santa Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Kinney, Darrel Kinney, John Jones, Tracy Rolling, Annette Williams Graphic Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Van Doren

Ramona Home Journal

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A Haven for Antiques — Lindsay Santa

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he town of Ramona is a collector’s haven for antiques, trinkets and treasures. Up and down Main Street, the main thoroughfare, are shops filled with vintage pieces, bone china, antique jewels and so much more. The Original Old Town Ramona Antique Fair is filled with consignors’ specially picked items and a large variety of antiques and collectibles. The shop features an old-fashioned candy store, with familiar favorites for even the most difficult sweet-tooth craving. It also has a section filled with vintage music records, pieces of antique furniture,

The Mason Jar Antiques

clothing, glassware, kitchenware, jewelry and more unique finds. Another not-to-miss stop is Squash Blossom Trading Co., offering dishes,

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May is Rodeo Time in Ramona — Ruth Lepper

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he rodeo has been a fixture in Ramona every year in May for the past 34 years, drawing contestants from around the country to compete in steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, calf roping, bull riding and barrel racing. Mutton Bustin’ is a popular event for youngsters ages 5 to 7. In the past, it was featured only on Sundays for the Kids Day programs, but will be included in all three rodeo shows this year. Six contestants will take part during each of the shows. The boys and girls will be scored and timed, the

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same as in the adult competitions. Ramona Rodeo Queen Brittney Phillips will appear at all the events, along with reigning queens from other communities. “Cowboy Church” will take place Sunday morning at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion for participants and visitors. Performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, take place in the ROCC, 421 Aqua Ln. Admission for children is $5 on Friday evening. Adult tickets are $10 regular admission, or with preferred seating at $15. The Saturday evening tickets are the same price for children and adults: $17 regular admission and $22 for preferred seating. Sunday’s prices are $12 for adults and $17 for preferred seating. Children are admitted free on Sunday for Kids Day, and their entry to the rodeo is $5. Tickets are available at the gate or in advance online at www.ramonarodeo.com.

Ramona Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Honeycutt Rodeo Stock Contractors out of Colorado will provide horses, steers and calves for the cowboys to ride, wrestle and rope. n

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Rodeo Parade has ‘Tattoo’ Theme

— Ruth Lepper

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he 2014 Ramona Rodeo parade will follow the theme “Tattoos on ‘R’ Town” with two youngsters serving as co-grand marshals. The parade will march down Main Street beginning at 10 a.m. on May 17. It begins at 13th street, heading north to Fifth Street, then turning down to Aqua Lane. James T. Dukes, 8, and Alexavia

Zetterberg, 9, will be the co-grand marshals. James attends James Dukes (no relation) Elementary School, and Alexavia is a student at Barnett Elementary School. James is the California Junior Rodeo Association’s current Pee Wee Champion All Around Cowboy, a title he earned in January at an event in

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Photo by Darrel Kinney

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Ramona’s Best Kept Secret!

Oak Tree Ranch A Private Residential Community Come for a Visit – Stay a Lifetime! Country living at its best!

Oak Tree Ranch is a unique manufactured home Land Lease community. It is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Santa Maria Valley in historic Ramona. The Santa Maria Creek, when it is running, flows through property from the Sutherland Dam located above the property approximately six miles. Oak Tree Ranch has a rich history starting out as a “tent village” in the early 1900s, to a “turkey ranch” in the 1940s to the beautiful housing community it currently is. If you Love country living . . . you’ll LOVE Oak Tree Ranch! The Choice is yours! Buy one of the move-in ready model homes on display or order your dream home from the dealer of your choice! LOW RATES – NO INCREASE FOR 5 YEARS! 2239 Black Canyon Road - Ramona, CA 92065

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Shoppers Enjoy a Unique Experience — Lindsay Santa

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hether you’re a resident or a visitor, Ramona merchants invite everyone to enjoy a unique shopping experience. Main Street runs through the heart of town, offering everything from gifts and handmade crafts to fine jewelry and antiques. Mixed throughout are clothing stores that feature the latest trends in women’s jeans, shirts and shoes, plus-sized clothing, and men’s fashions. There are shops that offer freshly grown flowers, artful arrangements and produce. Even locally made jams and free-range chicken eggs may be found in several stores. Area hardware stores carry all the essential items for home and garden

Affordable Treasures Photo by Carol Kinney

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Antiques • Vintage • Collectibles

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Celebrate Cowboy Day

owboys have always found themselves at home in Ramona, and what better way to celebrate the Western lifestyle than at the National Day of the American Cowboy, to be held July 26.

displays of cowboy gear, reenactments, food, vendors, door prizes and an opportunity drawing for a 45 revolver. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. at Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78. Proceeds benefit the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society. Call 760-7894867 or email doug@rangerdougs.com. n

Rodeo Queen Brittney Phillips

The free event, hosted by “Ranger Doug” Oliver of Ranger Doug’s Shootists’ Emporium, along with the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society, includes cowboy music and poetry,

Ramona Rodeo Queen 2014 Brittney Phillips. Photo Courtesy of Ramona Rodeo

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The Old Barn Antiques

A Haven for Antiques Western wear, estate jewelry, Mexican folk art, and Native American and tribal arts. The store also provides estate liquidation services. Shoppers in search of rustic treasures will find them at Old Barn Door Antiques & Collectables, located inside the Ramona Business Barn, where you’ll discover everything from longago toys and household items to fine glassware, furnishings and more. The area’s newest antique store is The Mason Jar, a quaint shop featuring vintage items from the owner’s personal collections. One will easily find tea sets, glassware, dresses, hats and purses, and even a rare children’s collection. The store has an outdoor patio with antique garden items and yard décor. Ramona gives off a Western feel, with numerous storefronts and vintage shops, both large and small. Folks often make a day of meandering through each one before stopping for a leisurely lunch and heading on to find the next undiscovered treasure. n

Photo by Carol Kinney

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An Easy Museum Tour early Western culture of Santa Maria

— Johnny McDonald

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ith 10 speaker boxes positioned in key locations and coupled with three video screens, the Guy B. Woodward Museum offers visitors a selfguided tour. For guests, the experience is a few pushbuttons away. Ramona is fortunate to have the space for this historic treasure of the

Valley, located on Main Street. It includes the famous Verlaque House, blacksmith and saddle shops, jail, wagons, antique exhibits and prized artifacts. Ken Woodward, who continues with and expands his late father’s historic collection facility, said the system was fostered by a $6,000 grant from the

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Ramona Community Foundation. He credits former committee member R.D. Baker for the installation of the units and whose voice can be heard in each narration. “The automated system and surveillance will allow people to go at their own pace,” said Judy Nachazel, president of the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society. “People will learn what these items were used for and maybe, too, how they were assembled, and find out what these pioneers did.” Nachazel indicated that the excellent voice-overs can also be instructional for new docents. Woodward and museum board members have worked hard to make the facility an integral part of the community. Guy B. Woodward Museum is open Thursday through Sunday at 645 Main St. Any other day, just ring the bell and someone will let you in. It’s a pleasant stop in downtown Ramona. n

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Memorial Day Ceremonies Members of local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 will honor past and present veterans and activeduty military with three ceremonies on Memorial Day, May 26. The first service will be at 10 a.m. at Nuevo Memory Gardens, 532 Ash St., where veterans’ graves will be marked with small American flags, placed in advance by local

Boy Scouts. Other ceremonies will follow at the World War II Memorial at the ball field on Ninth Street, and at the Vietnam War Memorial at Schwaesdall Winery, 17677 Rancho de Oro Dr., off Highway 67. After the services, a picnic will be held at the VFW Post at 2247 Kelly Ave. Call 760-789-7888. n

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Five Reasons to Visit Ramona Wineries

— Bobbi Zane

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new winemaking region in east San Diego County, Ramona offers experiences you may not find in California’s older wine regions. Organized in 2006 as an American Viticultural Area, Ramona currently supports about 30 wineries. 1. Perfect Growing Conditions The region, designated as an American Viticultural Area, offers an ideal climate for growing wine grapes — a compact valley surrounded by

mountains that’s midway between the Pacific and the desert. 2. Plenty of Room to Grow The valley occupies about 89,000 acres, with about 62 currently planted in grapes. Since many of the vineyards are new, winemakers may purchase grapes from neighboring regions where mature fruit is available. 3. Competent Winemakers Most winemakers have studied winemaking for years, practicing home winemaking or working for other

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wineries. As you visit the wineries, you’ll find they have different ideas about how to make the best wine. 4. Friendly Tasting Rooms Tasting rooms are intimate, where you can spend time tasting and talking with friendly owners. At some you can taste al fresco while you savor a picnic lunch. 5. Beyond Reds and Whites Some winemakers are experimenting with sweet styles, considered dessert wines. Look for Ports made with different grapes and honey-like whites.

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The Facts Most Ramona wineries are open weekends only; appointments are needed otherwise. Charges for tasting run around $10 per person for up to six wines. n

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Featured Tasting Rooms

Woof ’n Rose Winery

Additional tasting rooms can be found on pages 24 and 25. Edwards Vineyard & Cellars 26502 Hwy. 78, 760-788-6800 www.edwardswinery.com Open: Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Victor and Beth Edwards, an outdoors-loving couple, preside over this boutique winery tucked into the hills along the Julian side of Ramona. While the winery is casual, the Syrah and Petite Sirah blends they grow and transform are classy. The wines burst with a smoky flavor that lingers. What we love: the tasting garden just off the highway. Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery 18351 Woods Hill Ln., 760-789-5555 www.turtlerockridge.com Open Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-Dusk Owners Laurie Wagner and Ian Vaux specialize in fun. Browse the See Featured Tasting Rooms continued on page 22

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Call for directions and to schedule your appointment. (Available most days.)

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Vineyard Grant James

25260 E. Old Julian Hwy.

760-789-2733

Fri-Sun: Noon to Sunset

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Brewery and Tasting Room

Serving Tasters, Pints and Beers To-Go Thursday-Sunday

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1485 Hollow Glen Road

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Featured Tasting Rooms Continued from page 21

tasting menu for Hello Happiness Chardonnay, Hello Therapy Petite Syrah, or Chocolate Turtle, all blended to lift your spirits. Kids are welcome on the patio. What we love: Hello Gorgeous Signature Blend. n

Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery

AWARD-WINNING RAMONA VALLEY AND ESTATE WINES! Where you can enjoy a good time with friends and family, meet the winemakers, relax in our spacious tasting room or sit and enjoy the outdoors on our beautiful patio!

TASTING ROOM HOURS Sat-Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm

(extended hours are available upon request)

14905 Mussey Grade Road, Ramona CA 92065 760-788-7048 or 858-248-1612 www.mahoganymountain.com

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Ramona Chamber Visitors’ Resource

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amona Chamber of Commerce is your on-the-spot information resource for shopping, dining, lodging and camping, wineries and breweries, galleries, historic sites, points of interest, activities and events, hiking, businesses and professional services. Stop by the Chamber office at 960 Main St., call 760-789-1311, or visit www.ramonachamber.com. n

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603 Main Street • 760/271-3090 Mon & Fri: 2-6/Sat-Sun: 11-6 pamovalleywinery.com

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Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery

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Edwards Vineyard & Cellars 26502 Highway 78 760/788-6800 • Sat-Sun: 11-5 edwardswinery.com

14905 Mussey Grade Road 760/788-7048 • Sat-Sun: 1-5 mahoganymountain.com

Pamo Valley Winery

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Nickel Beer Co.

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Salerno Winery

17948 Highway 67 760/788-7160 • Fri-Sun: 11-Dusk salernowinery.com

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amona wineries aren’t just growing a bountiful bouquet of grapes, they are growing a reputation as an up-andcoming leader in the industry. After a short and scenic drive from downtown San Diego, guests will find Ramona boutique wineries both intimate and inviting. Most of the tasting rooms offer casual and comfortable settings, with both indoor and outdoor accommodations. Oftentimes, the winemakers are on-site, ready to personally assist visitors with palatable recommendations and give suggestions for pairing specific wines for holiday and celebratory events. Most tasting rooms are open on weekends, and groups greater than 10 should call ahead. n

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f you’ve got a hankering for slowcooked baby back ribs and chicken, don’t miss the 9th annual Ramona Community Rib Fest on June 21. In addition to the tasty dinner, there will be a bake sale, prize drawings, face painting and music, and root beer floats will be available. Guests who dine on the premises will enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal.

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t’s an unforgettable experience when the skies over Ramona explode with color during the annual Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks and Family Picnic on July 4. Old Glory proudly waves, as residents take time to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. The event, located behind Olive Peirce Middle School, will feature food vendors, DJ music, and games and activities for children, welcoming several thousand residents who will enjoy relaxing with family, friends and neighbors. Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps will present colors about 6:30 p.m., according to Pete Schiff of Ramona Rotary Club, event sponsor. As darkness falls, anticipation builds

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and the music begins, with the fireworks synchronized to a patriotic program on KYXY 96.5 FM radio. “This is something that is put on by the Rotary every year in conjunction with the business community and the public,” said Schiff. “Celebrating the Fourth of July is something we should all take time to do. We encourage people to come early, stake out their place to sit and eat, bring their own food, soft drinks and water, and food vendors are there as a convenience.” To join the free festivities, bring blankets and lawn chairs to 1521 Hanson Ln. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with fireworks beginning at 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Tobacco, alcohol and pets are not allowed. n

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Country and Junior Fair Make a ‘Home Sweet Home’ Pair

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he 44th Annual Ramona Country Fair is pairing up with the Ramona Junior Fair to ensure visitors and residents alike will have a “Home Sweet Home” experience. The Ramona Country Fair is being presented by the Ramona Chamber

of Commerce and offers attendees an opportunity to enjoy carnival rides by Christiansen Amusements, a variety of contests, food and craft vendors as well as music and entertainment. The Junior Fair offers visitors a chance to see locally raised livestock See Country and Junior Fair continued on page 40

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Lodging Establishments Welcome Guests

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uests are sure to enjoy the area’s truly unique lodging choices. For those who prefer to stay in an inn or resort, Ramona Valley Inn and the San Vicente Resort fit the bill. Bob Wolf, manager of the Ramona Valley Inn, says, “We work on making your stay here as perfect as possible.” Ramona Valley Inn is conveniently located in the center of town and can be reached at 800-648-4618 or 416 Main St. Mario Trejo, general manager at the San Vicente Resort, which earned a

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013, says, “We offer a country-friendly vibe where you can relax.” San Vicente Inn is located at 24157 San Vicente Rd. Call 760-789-8290. Up the road a ways, Julian Lodge Bed & Breakfast Getaway offers the beauty of antique furnishings and modern comforts. “Our comfortable larger rooms offer a family-friendly and pet-friendly experience, with all the conveniences of town,” say managers Roni and Seth Lechtenberg. Visit 2720 C St.,

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Julian, or call 800-542-1420. Orchard Hill Country Inn, also located in Julian, was voted one of America’s 10 most romantic inns. “We pamper our guests with uplifting, quality interiors, excellent dining and gracious hospitality,” say owners Pat and Darrell Straube. The Four Diamond Boutique Hotel is located at 2502 Washington St., Julian. Call 800716-7242. Those who like to camp in Ramona, be it in RVs or tents, also have options. Dos Picos County Park, at 17953 Dos Picos Park Rd., offers partial hookup sites for trailers, campers and motor homes.

Tent sites and cabins are also available. Call 760-789-2220. All About Fun RV Rental Sales & Service, with 17 years in the RV consignment and rental business, offers RVs available for rent. “We have the keys to the RV you need,” says owner Kevin Price. All About Fun is located at 499 Main St., Ramona. Call 760-789-8988. If you’re planning an event, you’ll find that many of these lodging choices are available for weddings, receptions, reunions and other special occasions. n

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Country and Junior Fair and watch area youth show off the results of their labors. “It’s good clean fun the entire family will enjoy,” said co-chair Sally Westbrook, adding that there will be contests for homemade jams and jellies, honey, and salsa and pickles. “We are having two stages this year, which means even more music,” she said, telling how Friday night’s headliner is Classic Buzz and Saturday night’s will be White Horse. The Ramona Idol, a popular vocal contest, will also showcase the best of the best performers and conclude Sunday in front of a live audience, with Idol winners in respective age categories. In addition to a wide assortment of food and beverages, there will be plenty of activities and a horseshoe tournament, Aug. 2. The Junior Fair will conduct a livestock auction where spectators will be given the opportunity to purchase animals.

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Admission to both the Country Fair and Junior Fair is free, as is entry to the homemade goods contests. There Admission to both the Country Fair and Junior Fair is free, as is entry to the homemade goods contests. There will be a small fee to participate in the horseshoe tournament. The fairs will be held in conjunction at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center at 421 Aqua Ln., and are scheduled to begin on Thursday, July 31, and run through Sunday, Aug. 3. Visit www.ramonachamber.com. n

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Spotlight on Authors

Area authors will have their day in the spotlight when the Friends of the Ramona Library hosts its third-annual Author’s Day on Oct. 25. The format will be a bit different than in past years, according to co-chair Michael Barker. Special speakers throughout the day will include keynote address speaker Christopher Reich, a New York Times bestselling author,

and co-chair Chuck LeMenager, who will talk about the contributions of the Barnett family. The event will conclude with a publishing forum. The public is welcome to come and meet the authors at their book tables starting at 10 a.m. at Ramona Community Library, 1275 Main St. Visit www.friendsoframona library.org. n

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Mural Project’s “H.E.A.R.T.” name stands for “Historic and Hiking; Equine; Arts, Antiques and Agriculture; scenic Rural vistas and drives; and Tasting of fine wines.”” n

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Rodeo Parade has ‘Tattoo’ Theme

Photos by Darrel Kinney

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Norco. Alexavia was given a special recognition youth award in January by Ramona Chamber of Commerce.

Rodeo Ramona Queen Brittney Phillips will be riding in the parade along with reigning queens from other areas. The parade, along with the rodeo, are presented by the Ramona Outdoor Community Center. The committee is looking for entries to feature autos and trucks, floats, equestrians, bands, clowns, drill teams and heavy equipment, among others. An anticipated 100 entries are expected. Visit www.ramonarodeo.com. n

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amona Music Fest will shake things up this year, bringing its outstanding lineup of musical performers to a new venue and moving the date from spring to the fall. The event will be held Sept. 13 in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Ln. Chair Paul Tarr says the Music Fest

committee is busily lining up bands and performers, adding, “We’ll have eight hours of music with top acts, including local bands.” In addition to music, the event features drawings for major prizes, live and silent auctions for goods and services, food vendors, children’s activities and more. Stone Brewing will be present as a vendor and sponsor. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 closer to event day and at the gate. Proceeds help fund charitable projects of the Ramona Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. For information, visit www.ramona musicfest.org or contact Tarr at 858-449-7285. n

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Hikes & Trails Ramona Community Park Access: From Main Street (Highway 78), turn north on Fifth Street, right on Aqua Lane, and take third driveway on right. Length and Elevation: 5 miles of trails, 1,425 feet to 1,515 feet. Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve Access: From Highway 67, take 10th Street (becomes San Vicente Road) south 6 miles into San Diego Country Estates. Turn left at Gunn Stage Road, go 1.8 miles to the entrance of Mt. Gower Open Space Preserve. Restrooms and drinking fountain at staging area. Length and Elevation: 4.8 miles of trails, 1,625 feet to 2,650 feet. DOS PICOS COUNTY PARK Access: From Highway 67 (Main Street) in Ramona, take Mussey Grade Road, continue 1.1 mile, turn right on Dos Picos Park Road to park entrance. Length and Elevation: Nature trail length is about 0.5 mile, 1,506 feet elevation. RAMONA GRASSLANDS PRESERVE Access: Highland Valley Road off Highway 67. Trailhead and staging area are east of Archie Moore Road. Length and Elevation: 4-mile-long loop trail on 480 acres in the western portion of a 3,521-acre preserve. HOLLY OAKS PARK AND TRAIL Access: From Highway 67, turn on Dye Road, proceed to the Holly Oaks Staging Area on the south side of Dye Road at Southern Oak Road. Length and Elevation: 2 miles one way, 1,430 feet to 1,480 feet.

BARNETT RANCH PRESERVE Access: From Highway 67, turn south on San Vicente Road/10th Street to Deviney Lane, then turn right. Length: 4 miles of multi-use trails include Valley View Trail, Overlook Trail, Rattlesnake Trail and Oak Loop Trail. Mount Woodson Trail Access: From Highway 67, go north on Archie Moore Road 1 mile to a fork in the road, then go left onto a one-way street to the staging area on the right. Hike back toward Highway 67 to the trailhead at Mt. Woodson Golf Club. Length and Elevation: 11 miles of trails, 1,000 feet to 2,400 feet. CEDAR CREEK FALLS Access: Trailhead is open at Thornbush Road in Ramona; visitor use permit and photo ID are required — call 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov. Access also available from the Saddleback Trail parking area off Eagle Peak Road in Julian. Length: 5.2 miles round-trip. Return hike is more than 1,000 feet uphill and challenging. SANTA YSABEL PRESERVES Access: Take Highway 78 into Santa Ysabel and turn north onto Highway 79. Trailhead is 1.5 miles north of Santa Ysabel. Parking available along Highway 79. Trails open year-round, seven days a week at 8 am, closing fall and winter at 5 pm or spring and summer at sunset. Closed after rainfall or snow. Length: 3,800-acre preserve with 18.5 miles of multi-use trails; two loop trails. n Trail information available from Ramona Trails Association at www.ramonatrails.org and County of San Diego at www.co.san-diego.ca.us/parks/ hikes.html.

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View from ‘Potato Chip Rock’ is Worth the Hike Hiker Lisa Williams enjoys the view from Photo courtesy of Lisa Williams “potato chip rock.”

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ravelers on Highway 67 south of Archie Moore Road might be curious to know why so many cars have been parked on the side of the road recently. Some are the typical Mount Woodson hikers, but there are new trail-seekers, too. They are the outdoorsy kind, ready to trek to the top in hopes of finding the one-of-a-kind rock dubbed “potato chip rock.” Stretching over the top of native landscape and a massive granite outcrop, the lengthy rock chip is labeled a “must-see.” See ‘Potato Chip Rock’ continued on page 56

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he Back Country Quilters’ Annual Quilt Show Oct. 17 and 18 will showcase about 100 intricate and colorful quilts from club members and the community. This year’s opportunity quilt, “Enchanted Autumn,” will be awarded, and drawings for door prizes will be held every hour. There will be quilting demonstrations and vendor booths, and sales of unique gifts, holiday-themed merchandise, quilting and sewing supplies, fabric, partially completed projects, and food and snack items. The quilt show runs Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark Wy. Visit www.backcountryquilters. blogspot.com. n

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senior center, helping support future Chamber-sponsored events and providing scholarships. Visit www.ramonachamber.com. n

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he Ramona Concert Association will bring a wide variety of musical styles to the Ramona stage when its 2014-15 30th anniversary season begins Oct. 4. The first concert features a look back at the 1950s, starring The Four Preps and original lead singer Bruce Belland of “26 Miles

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Fantastic Flying Machines Photo by Darrel Kinney

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U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire base of operations, and a collection of big rig trucks. Ramona Airport is located at 2926 Montecito Rd. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. n

Calendar of Events

May 2014 16-18: Ramona Rodeo ~ See page 6 17: R  amona Main Street Rodeo Parade See page 8 26: Memorial Day Services ~ See page 17 June 2014 14: B  ow Wow Pow Wow Dog Show See page 26 21: A  ll-You-Can-Eat Rib & Chicken Fest See page 28

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July 2014 4: Fourth of July Ramona Community Fireworks & Family Picnic ~ See page 30 12: Ramona Junior Fair Pie Auction & Barbecue www.ramonajuniorfair.com 26: Day of the American Cowboy See page 11 July 26-Aug 3: Ramona Junior Fair See page 37 July 31-Aug. 3: Ramona Country Fair See page 37 August 2014 July 26-Aug. 3: Ramona Junior Fair continues July 31-Aug. 3: Ramona Country Fair continues 2: Ramona Junior Fair Livestock Auction 2: Valley of the Sun Horseshoe Duel at Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Ln. 760-789-1311 www.ramonachamber.com 23: Old Western Hoedown Fundraiser at Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. www.ramonatownhall.com September 2014 5: ‘Pick of the Patch’ pumpkin contest entry deadline ~ See page 56 13: Ramona Music Fest ~ See page 45 20: Ramona Airport Open House ~ See page 54 October 2014 14: Oktoberfest ~ See page 50 4: Ramona Concert Association ~ See page 52 17-18: Back Country Quilters Quilt Show See page 49 18: Fire Department Open House from 10-2 at Station 80, 829 San Vicente Rd. 760-789-8914 ~ See page 58 25: Ramona Library Authors Day See page 41 31: Merchants Safe Trick-or-Treat Event See page 51

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amona Home Journal’s annual “Pick of the Patch” pumpkingrowing contest is presented each fall, with impressive results! Last year’s top pumpkin, grown by Ramona resident Tom Stephen, pictured, weighed an incredible 535 pounds. This year’s fifth annual competition is open to gardeners who Photo by Carol Kinney live within the 92065 ZIP code. Enter by Friday, Sept. 5 — the top winners will receive cash prizes. Entry forms are available at 726 D St., online at www.RamonaJournal. com or by calling 760-788-8148. n 56

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‘Potato Chip Rock’ Continued from page 48

After taking a nearly two-mile climb to the top of the mountain, hikers find that the trail to potato chip rock is short, but the line for a photo is said to be long, and it can be particularly busy on weekends. While it has been visited by hundreds, maybe even thousands, it gained notoriety last year when it was named as one of “11 Amazing Places You Need To Visit Once In Your Life” in an article featured on the popular travel website www.earthtraveling.com. Potato chip rock earned the No. 9 spot, listed alongside places such as the river of flowers in Keukenhof, Holland; Melissani Cave in Greece; and Green Fly Geyser in Nevada. The path is pretty well marked, and though it is a relatively easy hike, it can be slippery. Hikers should bring plenty of water, wear good shoes and listen to their body’s cues. For those who make the trip, the reward of viewing this natural wonder awaits. n

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Community Contact Information DISASTER INFORMATION: Emergency Advisories/Updates: www.sdcountyemergency.com Dial 211 • www.211sandiego.org Reverse 911 Cell Phone Registry: www.readysandiego.org CERT Community Emergency Response Team: www.ramona-cert.org ROARS Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society: www.roars.net Medical Centers and Hospitals: Arch Health Partners: Ramona • 760-789-5160 Urgent Care Centre: Ramona, 211 13th St. • 760-789-5174 Poway • 858-675-3200 North County Health Services: Ramona • 760-789-1223 Palomar Medical Center: Escondido • 442-281-5000 Pomerado Hospital: Poway • 858-613-4000 Health Agencies : Public Health Nurse: 760-738-2441 Department of Public Health: 916-558-1784 San Diego Blood Bank: 800-469-7322 www.sandiegobloodbank.org Poison Control Center: 800-222-1222 • www.calpoison.org. Government Services: Ramona Sheriff Substation, Ramona: 760-789-9157 • 24-hr. 858-565-5200 Ramona Fire Dept. #80: 760-789-8914 Ramona Fire Dept. #81: 760-788-2229 Ramona Fire Dept. #82: 760-788-2269 Intermountain Volunteer Fire Dept. #85: 760-789-3710 Cal Fire, Ramona #86: 760-789-1150 • www.fire.ca.gov U.S. Forest Service, Ramona: 760-788-0250 • 2498 Montecito Rd.

Helitack: 760-789-3110 Air Base: 760-789-1520 24462-A San Vicente Rd. • 760-789-0739 Barona Fire Protection District: 619-390-2794 • www.baronafire.com California Highway Patrol: 858-637-3800 • www.chp.ca.gov Caltrans: 800-427-7623 • www.dot.ca.gov Local Contacts: Ramona Library: 760-788-5270 • sdcl.org/locations_ RM.html Ramona Unified School District: 760-787-2000 • www.RamonaUSD.net Ramona Community Center: 434 Aqua Ln. • 760-789-0440 Ramona Food & Clothes Closet: 760-789-4458 Utilities: Ramona Municipal Water District: 760-789-1330 • www.rmwd.org San Diego Gas & Electric: 800-411-7343 • www.sdge.com Ramona Disposal: 760-789-0516 Daily Disposal: 619-702-3300 Hazardous Waste Disposal: 877-713-2784 U.S. Postal Service: 858-674-2670 • www.usps.com AT&T Residential: 800-288-2020 Business: 800-750-2355 Emergency Assistance: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 800-621-3362 • www.FEMA.gov Office of Emergency Services: 858-565-3490 Salvation Army: 619-231-6000 San Diego Red Cross: 858-309-1200 • www.sdarc.org Animal Services: Emergency Animal Rescue: 760-789-5775 San Diego County Dept. of Animal Services 619-236-4250 • 760-746-7307 Lost & Found Pet Hotline: 760-788-9822 Life-Threatening Emergency: 911

Every effort has been made to provide correct information. The Ramona Guide is not liable for errors or omissions.

Fire Department Open House

Exciting demonstrations offered by emergency services personnel along with official vehicles and helicopters are a highlight of the Ramona Fire Department Open House, set for Oct. 18. The public is invited to stop by Station 80 at 829 San Vicente Rd. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call Photo by Darrel Kinney 760-789-8914. 58

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Looking Ahead Darrel and Carol Kinney, publishers.

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s fall fades into winter, folks in the Valley of the Sun never miss a beat! These annual community events always bring people together. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting in early December brightens up the holiday season, with family fun, food, music, entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Ramona Town Hall’s Traditional Christmas Dinner is an enjoyable event

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that evokes the fun and festivity of a bygone era. Tours abound in April, when local artists open their doors for the Open Studios Tour and Ramona Garden Club presents its Tour and Plant Sale. Music is on everyone’s mind when the Bluegrass and Old West Fest makes its annual early-May appearance, entertaining one and all. n

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Advertiser Index

Adobe Animal Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Adventures on Horseback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Affordable Treasures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 All About Fun RV Rental Sales & Service . . . . . . . . . 43 Amici Pizza, Pasta & Subs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Arch Health Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Artistry in Hair & Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Autumn Insurance Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Birdwatcher, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch . . . . . . . 19 Carpet Lady, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Century 21 Award — Barbara Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Century 21 Award — Patti Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Century 21 Award — Teresa Hobbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Century 21 Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chuparosa Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Coldwell Banker Country Realty — E.G. “Trudy” Brodbeck / Jennifer Szewczynski. . . . 64 Comsure Direct Insurance Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 61 Country Tire & Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Economizers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Edwards Vineyard & Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Farmers Insurance — Amber Ramirez . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Goodwill Industries of San Diego County . . . . . . . . . 12 Hellanback Ranch & Vineyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jewelry World and Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Julian Grape Stomp Festa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Julian Lodge Bed & Breakfast Getaway . . . . . . . . . . 39 Kamps Propane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Kirk’s Bike Shop, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Krysak & Associates, Law Offices of . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Leahy’s Cheers Pub & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery . . . . . . . . 22 Malcolm J. Boykin, D.D.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mamma Rosa Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Mary Kay — Russ Ann Zazas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Mason Jar, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 MJN Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Mom’s Pies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Nickel Beer Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Oak Tree Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Oktoberfest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Old Barn Door Antiques & Collectables. . . . . . . . . . . 13 One Stop Equipment Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Orchard Hill Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Original Old Town Ramona Antique Fair, The . . . . . . . 5 Pamo Valley Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Patriot Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Powerland Equipment, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Proflame Gas Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Ramona Café & Bake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ramona Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Ramona Country Fair and Ramona Junior Fair. . . . . 35 Ramona Disposal Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Ramona Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ramona Motor Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ramona Parks & Recreation Association . . . . . . . . . 52 Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ramona Real Estate Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ramona Rodeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Ramona Valley Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ramona Valley Wine Region Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Ramona/Julian Academy of Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ransom Brothers True Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Recycling On Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Richardson Recycling of Ramona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Salerno Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 San Vicente Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Santa Ysabel General Store & Warner-Carrillo Ranch House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Schwaesdall Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Squash Blossom Trading Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sun Valley Florist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 TL & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Town & Country Property Management. . . . . . . . . . . 17 Town & Country Real Estate/Home Loans — Stephanie Norvell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Unicorn Books & Gifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Velocity Paintball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Vineyard Grant James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 W.J. Bradley — Michela Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Wateridge Insurance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Webb Pool & Spa, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Wild Child Designs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Witch Creek Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Woof’n Rose Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Arch Health Partners

Family Medicine • Internal Medicine • Urgent Care Our new office features primary care physicians who are all accepting new patients, an Urgent Care Clinic and digital X-ray services. Centrally located on 13th Street, just off Main Street near the new library, our new location is home to:

» Dr. Ellen Blando » Dr. Charles Hardison » Dr. Janine Kasch

» Dr. Christine Lind » Dr. Gordon Luan

» Dr. Amy Trewella » Dr. Robert Zgliniec

Same-day appointments are available with all physicians Monday through Friday. The new Urgent Care Clinic provides walk-in care:

» Monday – Friday, Noon – 7 p.m.

» Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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