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Vol. 2, No. 4 TM

Keepsake Box I recently discovered something very special. While shifting boxes around and cleaning out our family’s mini-storage, I came across a keepsake box that my mother kept things in over the years. It had “Derrick (High School Stuff)” written on the outside. The funny thing is that I actually set it aside for a few weeks prior to going through it. The box wasn’t fancy. It was just an old cardboard box that had seen better days. I wasn’t expecting it to be all that interesting. Wow – talk about a trip down memory lane when I actually dove into the box of photos, newspaper clippings, school projects and other memorabilia! I don’t think that I was adequately prepared for the nostalgic emotional roller coaster that I was about to embark on. Many people say that they would never go back to high school…I have a much different position on this topic – I had a blast in high school. What started as a brief exploration of the “box of goodies” turned into several hours of reminiscing. I kicked my feet up and spent time showing my skeptical children old photos and newspaper clippings from my childhood and teenage years. It was fun to share stories with my family and actually have physical things – real evidence – to refer to. My kids may have even been a little impressed. Well, let’s just say that at least they were curious. As our society continues to move into the faster-paced digital world, I will continue to remind myself of the importance of saving these types of tangible items for my own kids to explore and reminisce with one day. My intentions are to figure out a way to bridge the gap between our digital age and physical world – I want to be able to pass on a similar “box” to them. In this issue of 92064 Magazine, we are excited to introduce an incredible new technology that accompanies the physical printed magazines. This new interactive technology will not only further engage 92064’s readers, but it will also directly link the printed magazines with interactive videos, slide shows and other exclusive content like never before seen – see Tyler’s editorial on page 17. Our very own ZGlass app – which is now available as a free download in the iOS App Store or Google Play – literally brings many elements of our magazine to life right before your eyes on your smart phone or tablet device. Take a minute to visit page 15 to see how easy it is to use, then have fun finding the marked interactive content available throughout this issue – beginning with this page. Don’t worry, you will continue to receive the printed version of 92064 Magazine in your mailbox – this new technology is merely an extraordinary interactive enhancement to your 92064 reading experience. Go ahead, download the ZGlass app and give it a try!

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Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Take a quick look across town with some of our other ZCode Magazines. ZCode Magazines publishes nine local micro-community glossy magazines throughout North San Diego County.

92128 Road Trip 2012

Road trips can be near or far for the busy Perez family.

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Chloe Jordache has a passion for the spotlight.

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We take you through one year of community, family and lifestyle in 92128.

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The Bench family takes us from Scripps Ranch up the coast and across the country.

Party of Five

The Pearsons are doing their part to help disadvantaged animals.

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Yoga instructor uses meditation to relieve symptoms of PTSD in veterans.

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92129 Magazine Maximum fun The Rancho Peñasquitos Youth Soccer Association provides players of all skills a fun and exciting way to enjoy soccer in PQ.

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The Crisostomos share their family’s traveling tips and we give helpful advice on places to visit, apps to download and games to play to make the time fly by.

92130 Magazine Feel the ocean air

The Ocean Air Park and Recreation Center is full of activities and resources for children and adults of all ages. We talk with Site Supervisor Kevin Wiggins.

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92009 Magazine will be launching mid-August, delivered to every home in the 92009 zip code in Carlsbad.


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The Gem of Encinitas – We talk with Recreation Supervisor Nick Buck, Lifeguard Captain Larry Giles and take a look at the Beach Kids and Junior Lifeguard programs.

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Insects at Night


Entomologists, docents and City staff will help attendees capture, identify and release back into the wild, many of Blue Sky’s nighttime inhabitants. Dress warm and bring a flashlight.

Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band plays as part of the Sharp Memorial Hospital Summer Concert Series.

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

Lake Poway 5:30 – 7 p.m.



Pomerado Community Band

College Readiness Summer Boot Camp

Free concert consisting of 65 members ranging from middle school age to octogenarian.

Discover college/career goals, make the college application process manageable and organized, receive assistance with college essays and meet college admissions advisors.

Old Poway Park

8:30 – 10 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

College Bound Consulting 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

7, 14, 21

Positive Parenting Workshop


Parents, grandparents and caregivers welcome.

Perfect for the first time camper with hikes, fishing, campfire with s’mores and pedal boating. Free continental breakfast in the morning.

Hillside Village Community Room

Lake Poway

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Contact Selene Miranda at 858-486-1554 or


Family Campout

5 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Megamind Part of the free movies in the park series. Poway Community Park

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Cowgirls: A Musical

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Jo has 24 hours to save Hiram Hall – her father’s once-famous country-western saloon in Rexford,Kansas – from foreclosure. But what will pack in a crowd to make the money she needs? POWPAC THEATRE Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.



Part of the free movies in the park series. Poway Community Park 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

RECURRING EVENTS Soles4Souls & Curves Poway Shoe Drive June 15 – Aug. 15 Bring as many pairs of shoes as possible to Curves Poway and they will send them off to Soles4Souls. Every pair of shoes collected makes a difference in the life of a child or adult who lives every day without. CURVES POWAY 858-486-5563 or

Poway Veterans Acupuncture Clinic Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m. Starting July 26, Debbie Rodriguez, L.Ac, founder of Heart of Healing Acupuncture, Perla Kimball, L.Ac and Alexi Dankeith, owner of The Tranquility Center are introducing Poway Veterans Acupuncture Clinic. This is an independent local clinic that is dedicated to free stress relief treatments for combat veterans and their families. Some of the benefits include: improved mental clarity, focus, concentration and memory, increased energy, improved sleep, stress reduction, reduction in anxiety and irritability, decreased hyper-vigilance, flashbacks and nightmares. The clinic will be held at 13514 Pomerado Road, Suite F. For additional information call 858-699-3015.


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LEAGUES 2012 Winterball SOFTBALL Season Poway Girls Softball League is accepting applications for the 2012 Winterball Season which runs from early Aug. to late Nov. Open to all players ages 7 – 14. New and experienced players welcome. or email

MASTER SPORTS Xtreme Dodgeball, Flag Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Multi and Junior Sports.

North County Soccer Park Indoor Soccer League New leagues always starting.

2012 PPW Football & Cheer Walkathon

Walk starts at Midland Elementary School – check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and walk starts at 9 a.m. with carnival to follow.

AUG 17 Teen CatfishO-Rama

Nighttime catfish tournament that promises big fish, fun and great prizes. Ages 11 – 17. 3 - 9:30 p.m. LAKE POWAY

AUG 31 POWAY HIGH SCHOOL football opener At Scripps Ranch High School 6:30 p.m.

INFORMATION Free Supervised SKATE & Bike Sessions Self Defense/Martial Arts Class for youths, teens & adults with all levels of ability. Bike Sessions: Every Wednesday from 4 - 8 p.m. Skate Sessions: Every Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. POWAY SKATEBOARD PARK

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Step into Poway’s Past at the Nelson House in Old Poway Park by KATHY LOY | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


oway is known for more than just its top-notch school system, beautiful homes and a country “feel”; it has a rich history that is worth exploring. The Poway Historical and Memorial Society (PHMS) strive to collect and preserve Poway’s history so that future generations can learn from and appreciate its past. Located in Old Poway Park, the Nelson House is a must-see for history buffs and interested Powegians alike. The Nelson House originally belonged to one of Poway’s pioneer families, dating back to 1883 when the patent for the homestead was obtained by Niles Nelson of Norway. Niles and his brother came to the U.S. with their eyes on the California gold mines. Later, Mr. Nelson met and befriended A.E. Horton, the

founder of San Diego, and built a homestead and farm on 430 acres of land in Poway. The Nelson House was moved to Old Poway Park and was dedicated at a grand opening celebration on July 2, 1994. The Nelson House is operated and staffed through the PHMS, and the availability of tours is dependent on the availability of volunteers. According to Jeff Frye, President of the Poway Historical Society, “We need people that are interested in hosting the museum and Nelson House during operational hours and special events. Our society is a ‘nonprofit’ and we are all volunteers, so donations and memberships are necessary for our operations.” ¢

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ALIVE IN WILD PRINT by TYLER MCELHANEY Creative Director, ZCode Magazines


ou’ve heard it over and over again. The three words that send chills down the spines of publishers everywhere.

“Print is dead.”

The words have merit - but not in the sense that most people think of while reading about it in an online blog on the subject. I recently read an (online) article about why traditional media companies need to start thinking like Silicon Valley tech start-ups. It blasted companies for putting their content behind paywalls or removing digital content altogether. It went on to praise several print (and other media) companies who have successfully transformed the industry and set the bar for print and online content and products. You may have noticed some “updates” to this issue of 92064 Magazine. These transformations are more than just a facelift. We are turning new pages faster than we can finish them. We have three big developments to unveil in this issue of 92064 Magazine. First, our magazine division has a new name, ZCode Magazines. With the launch of three more magazines in Encinitas and South Carlsbad, we wanted to make sure our nine magazines could be unified under a name synonymous with our publications. Second, we are getting ready to move our operations to a brand new, state-of-the-art media center just down the street from our current offices – we will update with photos in future issues! Third, and what I’m most excited for, is the launch of our brand new app, ZGlass. ZGlass is an augmented reality viewer app we produced to literally bring the pages of 92064 Magazine to life. Watch as articles and advertisements jump off the page into interactive videos, slideshows, internet links and exclusive content. We’re doing something here that is revolutionary. Readers of 92064 Magazine have the ability to be on the ground floor for an entirely new way of turning your local, tangible magazine into an awe-inspiring showcase for the students, families and businesses all around us. With our print publications growing at an unprecedented pace, adding new and exciting ZGlass technology allows us to pack in even more local content into each printed and online issue. The next time you hear someone say that “print is dead”, simply pull this issue of 92064 Magazine out, launch your ZGlass app on your iPad or smartphone and show them that print in 92064 is just starting to come to life. ¢

Download 92064 Magazine’s ZGlass app from the App Store or Google Play Store. (see page 15)

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by WYNNE LOVE | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


Biggest Accomplishment

I am honored to have served the past four

Helping to establish the Veteran Park and

years on the Poway City Council as a City Council

improve the Meadowbrook, Valley and Arbolitos

member and as the Deputy Mayor of the City of

sports fields, all while delivering balanced budgets.

Poway Favorites

Poway. I am also an attorney, as is my wife, Chris. I attended Thomas Jefferson Law School

The list can go on for pages. Our quality of life,

approximately 25 years ago. I ran a number of

including our trails, parks, schools, sports, library and

businesses including a pedicab, copy shop and a coffee cart to

our unbelievably family-minded community are just some

pay for school. I met my wife Chris when I sold her an apple off

examples. Also, Poway Lake concerts, Old Poway

the coffee cart in 1984. I like fishing, hunting and long distance

Park, the parade and Winterfest, Blue Sky and Iron

running. I have completed 11 marathons and my favorite run is

Mountain Trails, Veterans Park, the Farmers Market

the 10-mile through the Blue Sky Reserve.

and The Kumeyaay Interpretive Center.

Poway Home

The Family

We moved to the Val Verde neighborhood about 20

My daughter, Elizabeth, 23, attended Berkeley

years ago. We had two children with more on the way and

and works with the Lymphoma Society. Jimmy, 19,

wanted a family-oriented community that had great schools

is an econ/accounting student at UC Santa Barbara.

and a great quality of life. Poway fit the bill perfectly.

Norah, 17, is a senior at Poway High, a singer/

Made for Politics

songwriter, and the editor of the school newspaper.

Our family has a tradition of public service with four generations of New York City cops and firefighters. My mother made it clear that life was more than just taking care

Patrick, 14, is a freshman and avid Lacrosse player.

One Wish for Poway

That the city remains forever the quaint “city in the

of yourself and your family and that you have to reach out

country” where people can live and raise their families in a

and help as many people and families as you can during

community that values safe, clean streets, great parks and

your brief time on this earth.

trails, and an unparalleled quality of life.

At a Glance

Name: Community: Since: Occupation: Hometown: Family:


James Joseph Cunningham Val Verde 1993 Deputy Mayor, City of Poway Bay Shore, New York Elizabeth (23), Jimmy (19), Norah (17), and Patrick (14)

Local Volunteers Helping Babies in Need by MICHELLE TREMBLAY


he arrival of a new baby should be a wonderful, joyous time. But, to many less fortunate families, this blissful time can be overshadowed by financial burdens. To these families, a new baby often brings worry of not having enough resources to provide. Gently Hugged is a local non-profit organization doing its part to help San Diego’s underprivileged families better provide for their new babies. Founded by Nancy Sweeney and Judy Blackford, its objective is to collect new or slightly used clothes, blankets and accessories for babies up to one year old.” The donated articles of clothing are sorted and enough items of each size that are sufficient for the first year are placed in a box and labeled for a baby boy or girl,” said Judy. The women also make sure to include multilingual educational material in every box. The boxes are then dispersed to nurses and social workers in hospitals, clinics, military and foster care agencies located in low income areas around the county. Judy and Nancy first met while they were working as San Diego registered nurses, where

they observed first-hand how many families were struggling to acquire items crucial to a baby’s first year of life. As a grandmother, Judy realized how many

new parents in San Diego – like her own children – had an excess of baby clothing that was minimally used or not at all. “My desire was to find a way to facilitate getting these surplus items into the arms of mothers with babies in need,” she said. “Nancy was quick to see this vision,” explained Judy. Later joined by Elizabeth

O’Brien, the three women founded Gently Hugged and have made helping needy families become a reality. Funded only by donations, Gently Hugged has been embraced by the community with schools, churches and businesses sponsoring clothing drives and hosting collection bins. The women are hoping this is just the tip of the iceberg. They are enthusiastic about their short and long term goals for the organization, which include: placing donation bins at more locations throughout San Diego, continuing clothing drives, finding additional sites for distribution, enlisting corporate sponsors, increasing fundraising efforts and procuring board members. For now, Gently Hugged is currently holding clothing drives in Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas. ¢

To get involved or to find your nearest donation bin, please visit its website:

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Miss Teen Poway Hopes to Inspire Others to Give Back to the Community by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


atalie Smith is one well-rounded fifteen year old. She has a wide range of interests, and a plethora of accomplishments. She understands that giving back to the community is an important part of growing up and is determined to inspire people to see it that way. For these reasons and more, Natalie has just been named Miss Teen Poway, and she hopes to use her new title to be a role model to others. Natalie, a Poway High School student, will begin her sophomore year next fall. “My favorite things about Poway High are the amazing teachers and opportunities that are presented to every student,” said Natalie. “Failing is never an option at Poway High School. There is always help.” She recently made Poway High School’s varsity cheer squad and stays involved with many of the school’s programs including the Agriculture Club and French Club. Her favorite subject is English and she has her sights set on a future career in journalism. “I love to write! I’m always up for a challenge and English presents so many new challenges for me,” said Natalie. “I want to work for some kind of magazine like Seventeen™ or Vogue™ because it involves three of my favorite things – writing, fashion, and socializing!” Meanwhile, Natalie is determined to meet her current goals during her time as Miss Teen Poway.

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“As Miss Teen Poway I want to encourage the community to volunteer more,” stated Natalie. “The more we volunteer as a community the stronger our community will be…there are so many volunteering opportunities and I feel that everyone should get involved.” Natalie herself is no stranger to volunteering. She was a Girl Scout from kindergarten to sixth grade; currently participates in the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church Youth Group, and is a member of the National Charity League where she has dedicated her time to such community projects as: delivering food to the Poway Senior Center, helping the local Humane Society and working at the Poway Library. Natalie’s motivation seems to stem from her everyday life. “From the people I meet to the experiences I encounter, everything inspires me,” beamed Natalie. “I want to make an impact on this community and I will try my hardest to do so.” ¢

Name: Age: School: Grade: Parents: Siblings:

Natalie Joy Smith 15 Poway High School Sophomore Joyce Petersen and Jonathan Smith Dylan, 22; Evan, 20

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High School Students Get Hands-On Job Training by JENNIFER FRAKES


ince 1971, the High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) has given students the opportunity to receive hands-on job training at Northrop Grumman while receiving high school credit. “HIP was founded in Los Angeles as a Regional Occupational Program (ROP), and is the longest-running student mentoring program in the United States. The 17-week program, which is funded and administered solely by Northrop Grumman, places students in mainstream company activities during a portion of their regular school day,” explained Karen Goetz of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Students in the HIP program receive first-hand work experience in a professional environment, which helps them develop marketable skills and assists them in the transition between school and work. According to Goetz, jobs available to the student participants vary from working in a lab to administrative tasks. “We offer opportunities across all functions, including engineering, quality, production operations, logistics, business management and human resources,” related Goetz. Although exact experiences may vary based on specific job duties, Goetz stated that each student will learn about the Northrop Grumman corporate culture, attend a business ethics training session and learn how to effectively communicate in a professional setting. Students may participate in presentations, attend meetings, send emails and work on special

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assignments. “The HIP program has helped students get jobs on their college campuses and elsewhere. They are encouraged to include their experience at Northrop Grumman on their resume,” said Goetz, who also stated that participants must meet specific requirements and undergo an extensive application and interview process. The HIP program has benefitted nearly 8,000 students since its inception, and in the 2011-12 school year, 42 students at 11 San Diego high schools participated in the program. In addition to school credit, each HIP student who continues their education beyond high school receives a $300 scholarship. “The program has generated a North Grumman vice president in the Information Technology field and key employees in many areas including human resources, communications, finance, graphics and more,” declared Goetz. The Northrop Grumman San Diego site was recently recognized as a “Distinguished Business Representative” for Poway Unified School District by the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs. “There are three key elements of the program that ensure HIP’s success year after year: Northrop Grumman’s commitment to the program, dedicated volunteer employee mentors and the responsibility demonstrated by the HIP students,” stated Goetz. ¢

Taste of our Towne photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


aste of Our Towne, a fundraiser to benefit the POW! Foundation, took place in late June for the first time ever. Delicious food, fine wines, dancing, music and prizes were offered at the inaugural event for the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. All proceeds benefitted the PCPA’s Foundation’s Arts in Education Initiative and Professional Performance Series. ¢

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Cowgirls Cookies Mary’s



²∕3 cup butter

1 cup 1 ¼ cup 1 tsp 2¼ cup ½ tsp ½ tsp 1½ cup

sugar egg water vanilla flour salt soda oats

Frosting /3 cup 3 cups 1½ 2 tbsp * 1

butter powdered sugar vanilla milk Any color food coloring

Cookies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

about the chef


Mix all ingredients together Chill Roll out Cut into shapes Bake at 350° for 12 minutes

Frosting 1. Combine butter, vanilla and milk 2. Mix with electric mixer 3. Add one cup powdered sugar; add food coloring; add remaining powdered sugar one cup at a time; mix with electric mixer until frosting is firm 4. Spread frosting on cookies

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Name of Chef: Mary L. Smith Age: 60 Community of Residence: San Diego Hobbies/Interests: Live theater Favorite Local Activity: PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre About the Recipe: I chose these cookies because they are the best cookies I’ve ever eaten. I make them for family and friends What’s behind the name? These cookies were a family tradition at Christmastime, but they were a real favorite, and my mother looked for other opportunities to bake them throughout the year. One time I was helping her, and was using the star shape to cut out the cookies. I held one to my chest and said “Look! I’m the Sheriff!” I always loved playing cowgirls when I was a child, so from then on, my mother called them Cowgirl Cookies. About the Chef: Mary L. Smith is currently directing a fabulous musical production called Cowgirls, which will open on Friday, Aug. 24 at PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre. The show runs through Sunday, Sept. 30. ¢

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The Belways Live Life to the Fullest in Poway by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


ccording to Alexis Belway, having a positive attitude is a key element to being part of the Belway family. “Our core values and family philosophy are founded on the power of positive thinking,” said Alexis, who is the event coordinator for the Poway Days Parade. Alexis, her husband, Tom, and their children, Tommy, Tiana and Angelina, live in the Green Valley area of Poway. Alexis and Tom are entrepreneurs who built a promotional agency from the ground up and sold it in 2005. “We were able to take four years of vacation with our young children. We are now two years back in business. We are rebuilding and loving everything we do,” explained Alexis. Teaching their children life lessons about entrepreneurship, as well as the importance of hard work and dedication, is a part of everyday life for the Belways. “We are so fortunate to have found an industry that we enjoy and to have the time to teach our children the value of working for yourself,” stated Alexis. All members of the family have also been a part of the modeling industry. Alexis has been a print model, Tom has appeared in Coppertone® advertisements on television and the children can periodically be seen in infomercials. “Our home is also a production home that is used to shoot commercials, videos and print work,” said Alexis. The Belways enjoy being active and

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often take part in biking, hiking, fishing and traveling. Tommy, a fifth grader at Painted Rock Elementary School, is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has won the Presidential Fitness Award at Painted Rock for the last three years. Tiana and Angelina are twins and third graders at Painted Rock. They enjoy gymnastics, trampoline and swimming. “Tom taught the twins how to swim and they are incredibly strong swimmers. They are best friends and always together. Tommy is bilingual (English and Ecuadorian) and loves to wake up early to go outside and catch lizards,” declared Alexis. When the Belways moved to Poway nine years ago, they were drawn to the area because of the great schools. They have since discovered wonderful neighbors and a private, peaceful lifestyle. “We are filled with much peace and happiness. We are incredibly grateful for our health, our family and our friends,” exclaimed Alexis. ¢

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Poway Heat Summer Classic All-Star Softball Tournament P

oway Girls Softball League (PGSL) hosted the 20th Annual Poway Heat Summer Classic All-Star Softball Tournament in June attracting more than 70 teams from 14 different leagues

in San Diego County. Games were held during Father’s Day weekend at four venues – Aubrey Park, Midland Elementary School, Rancho Bernardo High School, and Poway High School.

photo by Kerstyn Flydal Galambos

photo by Rick Brown

The dedicated PGSL families and players, community volunteers, and marine volunteers from MCAS Miramar helped make this year’s tournament a tremendous success. ¢

photo by Anna Berquist

photo by PGSL

photo by Kerstyn Flydal Galambos

Marine Volinteers from MCAS


Aug 24 – Sep 30, 2012

Make your reservations now for

Fashion Treasures Formal Tea


Sunday, October 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. A fabulous presentation of vintage-to-contemporary fashions from PowPAC’s extensive Wardrobe Collection, followed by tea and tasty treats and, of course, lots of prizes and surprises! Plus — a preview sale of the theater’s Annual Costume Clearance, just in time for Halloween! Call the PowPAC box office at 858.679.8085

It’s not too late to purchase season tickets!

PowPAC’s 2012/2013 Theater Season

Mary L. Smith musical director Kirk Valles producer Lynn Wolsey director

produced by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.

13250 Poway Road


Cowgirls (a musical) book by Betsy Howie; music and lyrics by Mary Murfitt Aug 24 – Sep 30, 2012

tix: 858.679.8085 General Admission $20 Seniors & Students $17

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The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith

Jan 18 – Feb 17, 2013

Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

Mar 15 – Apr 14, 2013

Bus Stop (rights pending) by William Inge

May 10 – Jun 9, 2013

For information about Season Subscriptions e-mail call 858.748.4847 or visit 7/5/12 10:21:59 PM

Summer Concerts

photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


ake Poway was a rockin’ when The Silver Beatles

in late June. Attendees seemed to “Come Together” as

perform Jimmy Buffet hits on Aug. 5 at Lake Poway and the

band took the stage for the first concert in the

the Beatles tribute band played hits from the English rock

Pomerado Community Band jam out to big band music on

Sharp Memorial Hospital Summer Concert Series

band’s discography. Be sure to catch the CoastRiders

Aug. 12 at Old Poway Park. ¢

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The Chapel at the Community Church of Poway Continues to Thrive by AMY LEHRER | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


alues like structures can stand the test of time. The Community Church of Poway and the Chapel owe their success to their caring members who welcome all people no matter where they are on life’s journey. These members who are part of the United Church of Christ, a progressive Protestant denomination whose first American members were Pilgrims, also reach beyond their community to improve lives. Jeanette Roache explains, “We are small enough to know each other but large enough to make a difference in the world.” On a regular basis, members donate food to Interfaith Community Services, maintain a local emergency food cache, help coordinate the annual CROP Hunger Walk, collect supplies to alleviate suffering in Guatemala, and participate in POINT—a POway INterfaith Team that promotes peace by sharing core beliefs and values of various faiths in the Interfaith Summer Nights series. Due to the generous hearts of this congregation, it has aided newly forming congregations also. According to Reverend Glen Larsen, Jr., “Over 18 local congregations have gotten their start inside the facilities of the Community Church of Poway’s 8.5 acres before moving to permanent homes.” Like the people the Community Church of Poway serves, the Chapel recently needed some

tender loving care. “The Chapel was built in 1887 and is the oldest wooden structure in continuous use for religious services in San Diego County,” Roache disclosed. It was recognized as a historical site on September 26, 1976 by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, and the City of Poway declared June 23rd the Community Church of Poway Chapel Day. Due to the Chapel’s historical value, the refurbishing money came from the community and not the church members. Congregations helped, showing cooperation and respect between religious groups, and even local community members who saw the renovation in progress sent checks of their own. And during the renovation, a surprising sweet discovery surfaced – over 400 pounds of honey within the Chapel walls. The birthday party for the Chapel held June 23 to commemorate its 125 years in Poway was sweet too. The celebration included musicians dressed in period costumes playing old-time music, an art contest, an old fashioned picnic, kid’s games and an antique car show. Many of the church-goers arrived in costume too, including one member who portrayed a farmer from the 1800’s. Due to its compassionate members, this congregation is likely to celebrate its 150th birthday in 25 years. ¢

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Escondido Humane Society Competes in ASPCA $100K Challenge

The Escondido Humane Society announced recently that they were the first and only shelter in San Diego County to compete in the ASPCA $100K Challenge. The ASPCA $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) that aims to get more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. From Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, the Escondido Humane Society will compete to find homes for 33 percent more cats and dogs than it did during the same period in 2011. The Escondido Humane Society has set a personal goal of 1,500 adoptions during the three-month competition. Several adoption specials, events and promotions are planned, including a 12-hour adopt-a-thon with waived adoption fees, Olympic competitions for adoptable animals, and off-site adoption outreaches. The Escondido Humane Society is competing against 49 shelters nationwide, and the organization that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during that period will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue its lifesaving work. A second grant of $25,000 will be awarded to the shelter that engages the largest number of community members in helping to save more lives. For more information about the Escondido Humane Society and how to get involved in the challenge visit

62 Years for Poway Chamber of Commerce

The Poway Chamber of Commerce celebrated 62 years of service to the business community in June at Maderas Golf Club. The Chamber honored outgoing Board Chair Paul Byrne, CEO of ReadyTech. Jim Crute, owner of Lightning Brewery, will serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 term. Mayor Don Higginson attended the event in support of the Poway Chamber and swore in the new Board of Directors for 2012-2013. Also in attendance was District Representative Ed Smith for Senator Joel Anderson. Guests of the Installation Mixer were treated to gourmet hors d’ oeuvres provided by Maderas’ Chef Earl Schryver.

Black Canyon Estates Offering Solar

Poway business, KirE Builders, Inc., has partnered up with OneRoof Energy to bring solar offering to new homes in Ramona. The local development and home-building company recently announced the solar option to the new single-family home development known as “Black Canyon Estates.” President and CEO of KirE Builders, Inc., Josh Santa, said, “The world is going green and advancements in solar power technology have created affordable options that we are now offering on all of our new homes in Ramona.” KirE Builders, Inc. has over 15 years of development and construction industry experience on multi-family and single family residential, commercial and industrial projects.

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10th Annual Bingo Tournament

The Poway Senior Center will hold their 10th annual bingo tournament on Aug. 5 from 1 - 5 p.m. The event boasts a $750 first prize and a $500 second prize. The PSC also hosts bingo every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. giving out over $7,500 in cash prizes. In September, the PSC will hold “The Senior of Today” health fair and educational event from the San Diego Council On Again on the 5th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., as well as an afternoon dance with the Sandy de Vito Quartet from 1 - 3 p.m. on the 28th. Everyday activities include exercise, yoga, tai chi, poker, bridge, Scrabble, Wii bowling, needle crafts, quilting and billiards. All funds support the programs and lunch at PSC and all activities are open to adults. For further information and to view a schedule online visit

Temple Adat Shalom Offering Shabbat

Temple Adat Shalom will be offering an inspiring, yet relaxing Shabbat service in their open-air courtyard, followed by a dairy/vegetarian potluck Shabbat dinner on Friday, Aug. 10 at 6:15 p.m. Non-members are welcome to attend. There is no charge for the dinner, but it is required to reserve a spot by calling the Temple Office at 858-451-1200, or by emailing by Wednesday, Aug. 8. Temple Adat Shalom is located at 15905 Pomerado Road in 92064 across from Sprouts.

San Diego Music Award Nominee

The Lonesome Georges jazz quartet was recently nominated for the San Diego Music Awards’ Best New Artist category for their unique mixture of traditional, Latin and Blues-flavored contemporary jazz sound. Their album Simple Harmonic Motion features music written and/or arranged by 2012 Westview High Graduate Ben Statz, the quartet’s pianist. The band, also comprised of Ben Levinson (bass), Daniel Shaughnessy (saxophone) and Nick Velez (drums), is named after the last Pinta Island tortoise in existence – the only one left of its kind. He was the rarest animal in the world. All four band members are 2012 graduates and will be attending three different colleges in the the fall: CalArts, Cal Poly SLO and UCLA. The CD, plus more information on the band can be found at and will soon be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and more.

Women of St. Barts Donate Scholarships

The Women of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on Pomerado Road in Poway were pleased to award seven local graduating seniors scholarships to further their education. All scholars were active members of St. Bartholomew’s and actively contributed to many noteworthy service organizations – both locally and internationally. The recipients included Alyson Heaney, Kara Jones, Courtney Jackson, Philip Cowart, Brooke Stark, Neil Dalvie and Aaron Shapiro. The Women of St. Bartholomew’s have donated scholarships annually to local students and women for the past fourteen years with proceeds from the St. Bart’s Thrift Shop in the Carriage Center in Poway.

Sikes Adobe House Celebrates Summer

In June, the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead celebrated summer and its 2nd year of operation since the wild fires of 2007. Members of the public were invited to have a taste of life as it would have been experienced on the farmstead in the 1880s. Owned by the San Dieguito River Park since 2008, the Sikes Adobe is an award-winning (California Preservation Foundation, San Diego City Historic Resources Board, Save Our Heritage Organisation) historic restoration. On hand to assist in the celebration were members of the Frontier Army of the West – in period dress. Docents for the Sikes Adobe led tours of the farmhouse and provided guidance in simple activities designed to tell the story of the era when the Sikes family occupied the house. The Sikes Adobe is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Regular hours, including Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. resume after Labor Day. The farmhouse is available for birthday parties, weddings, group tours and other events by appointment. For further information visit or You may also email questions or sign up to volunteer with Museum Manager Anne Cooper at or 760-432-8318.

Cowgirls...Hold On to Your Hats!

PowPac, Poway’s Community Theatre, presents Cowgirls, a musical conceived by Mary Murfitt, with book by Betsy Howie and music and lyrics by Mary Murfitt. The performance is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., and runs weekends only from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 30. Cowgirls made its west coast debut at the Old Globe Theater in 1996. The cast includes six multi-talented women, most of whom are new to the PowPAC stage. Cowgirls is directed by Mary L. Smith, with musical direction by Kirk Valles, and produced by Lynn Wolsey. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Visit for additional information.

Rugby Players Participate in Colorado Event In June, Austin Warczakowski of Poway High School and Daniel Hardiman and Matt Long of Del Norte High School traveled to Colorado to participate in a prestigious Colorado rugby event. Representing the Nighthawks and Poway Youth Rugby on the Southern California Youth Rugby Under-17 all-star team (the Griffins), the boys participated at the Rocky Mountain Rugby Challenge in Denver. The Griffins won the tournament in dramatic fashion, outscoring their opponents 111-16 in four 70-minute matches played over two days at altitude. The Griffins clinched the title with a 40-5 whipping of the Colorado all-stars in the tournament finals. Matt Long, who scored two long tries in the final, was named to the all-tournament team and received an invitation to the USA Rugby High School All-America Winter camp in Arizona. Their coach, Ven Griva, gave credit where it was due, “Thanks to all three for putting Nighthawks & Poway Youth Rugby on the national map.”

Four Nursing Students Raise Money for Clinic On Aug. 5, four nursing students will collaborate with Poway Fun Bowl and Neighborhood Healthcare to hold a day-long bowling fundraiser benefiting the future Martin and Delia Gold Health Center. The nonprofit health center will be located in Poway and serve those living and working in the north inland corridor of North County. Minette Abelgas, Brittany Ball, Candace Bussjaeger and Sandra Morin all participate in the nursing program at National University. The four women recognized the need for affordable healthcare in Poway, contacted Neighborhood Healthcare, and are excited for the chance to help raise funds to build the new health center that will serve 7,500 patients in its first year. The bowling event is a perfect fit for the fundraising efforts, as Martin and Delia Gold used to take their children to Poway Fun Bowl for regular bowling outings. The event will provide fun for all including opportunity drawings, food donated from local restaurants, billiards, a mechanical bull-riding contest, and of course, bowling. Fifty percent of bowling fees go back to the Poway health center. Tickets can be pre-purchased through Poway Fun Bowl by calling 858-748-9110 and will also be available at the door. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the nurses and the health center, visit to make a donation.

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1. Boy Scout Troop 625 recognizes five Eagle Scout recipients from Poway High 2. Team ICAN from the Poway Bellus Academy with their models at competition 3. Congratulations to the Poway 12U Diamonds who placed 2nd in the Mira Mesa Runway Classic All-Star Tournament from June 1-3 4. The Rescue House - A Cause For Paws Wine Reception and Silent Auction Fundraiser 5. Real Living Lifestyles Team in full force at the 2012 I-15 Corridor Realtor Softball Tournament 6. Way to go 14U Poway Diamonds RB Finalists 7. Solera Sidewalk Celebration Walk 8. Angie Nobile and Sara Peelle, Xtend Barre Scripps Poway owners at their one year party





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Old Fashioned 4th of July photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


amily and friends gathered at Old Poway Park to celebrate the Fourth of July “turn-of-the-twentieth-century-style” with live musical entertainment, rides on the steam train, train robbery reenactments, Uncle Sam and more. Kids

stayed busy with patriotic arts and crafts and old fashioned games. Partygoers feasted on apple pie, roasted corn on the cob, ice cream and hot dogs. Story teller Charles Johnson was on the Gazebo stage for a patriotic music lineup that included the Poway Dixiestrutters, Shawn Rohlf and the Buskers, The Wild Oats, Jackstraws and the Pomerado Community Band. ¢

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State of the


Poway Dental Arts Uses the Latest Technology to Give Patients Healthy and Beautiful Smiles by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Michael Bielecki


1994, Poway Dental Arts opened their doors and has been committed to giving their patients the best possible dental care ever since. “Dentistry is a dichotomy of art and science. With exceptional customer service, cutting edge technology and gentle techniques, Poway Dental Arts finds that balance of art and science. We strive to give all of our patients beautiful and healthy smiles,” explained Dr. Peter Rich, who graduated from Tufts University School of Dentistry and practiced dentistry in the US Navy for over 4 years.

Poway Dental Arts provides general and cosmetic dentistry to adults and children with services including veneers, bleaching, metal free dentistry, implants, preventative checkups and cleanings. The practice also offers oral cancer screenings which Dr. Rich feels are a priority for his patients. “The face of oral

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cancer is changing, and factors linking oral cancer to the human papillomavirus (HPV) are on the rise. Oral cancer is not just a disease of smoking, dipping and drinking anymore,” explained Dr. Rich. Invisalign, which is also offered at Poway Dental Arts, is another way to increase overall

Poway Dental Arts finds that balance of art and science. We strive to give all of our patients beautiful and healthy smiles. ~Dr. Rich Poway Dental Arts


AT A GLANCE Name of Business:

Poway Dental Arts


15835 Pomerado Road. Sutie 101.

Poway, CA 92064

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Monday-Thursday: 9-5, Friday: by appointment


Poway Dental Arts is a general and cosmetic

dentistry practice, using state of the art techniques

and delivering exceptional quality dentistry.

oral health. Dr. Rich mentioned that “Gum disease from crowded or misaligned teeth can be with you for life and can cause premature tooth loss. Invisalign can straighten teeth easily and clearly.” The use of technology is extremely important to Dr. Rich and his staff. According to Dr. Rich, it can be difficult at times for patients to fully understand what is going on with their oral health. “We have intra oral cameras, digital radiography (X-rays), iPads and movie depictions and animations that can help explain the dental issues a patient might be facing. Technology helps me diagnose more effectively, explain things more clearly and keeps patients happier and coming back,” said Dr. Rich, who regularly volunteers for the national Give Kids a Smile program. Customer service is another key aspect of the patient experience at Poway Dental Arts. Patients can watch TV, use free WiFi and enjoy a bottle of water before their appointment. Patient testimonials also attest to the dedication and professionalism of Dr. Rich and his staff. A recent online review declared, “[Poway Dental Arts] is a first class operation from the front desk on back. I’ve been with this dental office for years and will continue to use them for all my dental needs.” ¢

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with POWAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT What is the history behind the Poway Days Parade?

the recipients in our Fight Against Hunger.

The parade has been a part of Poway Days since

the day, but the Poway Days events with our Grand

What makes this day so special compared to other parades and festivals of similar nature?

1954. As part of the annual activities to celebrate

Marshall – former Charger, John Carney and

The Poway Days Parade is a time to celebrate

Poway, this much-loved event has grown and

Honorary Grand Marshall, Phil Harris. There will be

Poway and our wonderful sense of community and

changed alongside our community.

something to entertain kids of all ages!

tradition. One can learn about Poway and see what

The parade will be a great start to not only

The overall theme of Poway Days this year is

How are the Poway Days Parade and the Always Positive Day funded?

Always Positive in Poway! Poway is an incredible

makes it unique at the Poway Days Parade. From our Poway Historical Society – which reminds us of days gone by, to our Boy Scout and Girl Scout troop

The generosity of the people, businesses and

entrants bringing hope for the future; high school

organizations in Poway and throughout San Diego

bands to tractors and classic cars. Parade spectators

County fund the activities of the day. We have a

can take 90 minutes to enjoy what they love about

variety of sponsorship opportunities available. If

Poway – our amazing sense of community!

anyone is interested in participating as a sponsor of

What role does the Poway Community Association play in the Parade and Festival?

the Parade or the Festival, please contact Bob Rusch at

What are the top three or four exciting things happening this year you would like stressed to the community?

The Poway Community Organization is the organizing committee of the Poway Days Parade. At the June 2009 Poway City Council meeting, it was

This year, with the addition of the food packing event

place to live and this community is one of the most

announced that the annual Poway Days Heritage

at the Always Positive Festival, we are giving our

positive places, even in the face of negativity. We

parade would not take place. With ever-increasing

community an opportunity to participate in something

hope that everyone will find time to join us in any and

budget and manpower constraints, there was simply

that is life-changing – not only for themselves, but

all of the Poway Days events!

no one available to organize this much-loved annual event. When learning of the parade’s cancellation, a group of volunteers from across the community came together to “do what it takes” to keep this Poway tradition alive and thus began the Poway Community Association (PCA). 2012 will be the 48th Annual Poway Days Parade. This year the PCA partnered with Always Positive® and Friends and Family Community Connection in the Always Positive Day Festival. By working together, we hope to bring a day of positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

What has been the most challenging thing about steering up the Poway Days Parade Committee? In these challenging economic times…funding. There are so many incredible people in this community who volunteer their time, talents and resources and there is a great deal of support for these events, but resources are limited. The PCA is thankful to all of our sponsors and fundraisers these past four years. It is because of their support, we are able to continue this much-loved event.

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August 30

Poway Days Kick-off Chamber Mixer The Poway Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber mixer at Old Poway Park to kick-off the Poway Days events. The Hamburger Factory will be catering the event. $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

September 8 Poway Days Parade

Start/end time: 9 am – 11 am Start/end location: Poway Road and Pomerado to Poway Road and Bowron Get ready to celebrate at this day-long, Always Positive Day Parade and Festival with free admission. This high-energy celebration will showcase an interactive Kids Zone, inflatables, face painting, clowns, food court, arts, crafts and entertainment. Parade participants: Over 100 entrants including high school bands, clowns, military entrants, floats, non-profit organizations, scout troops, schools, dance troupes, local theatre groups, and many more. To participate, register at

September 8

Always Positive Day Festival and Food Packaging Event 11am – 5:00 pm Make a positive impact in the world by volunteering to package food to feed the hungry. Join San Diego’s Fight against Hunger as we celebrate our choice to be positive. For sponsorship information please contact

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The Always Positive Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit public charity founded in 2001 to change attitudes, transform lives and restore hope by inspiring people, organizations and communities to choose a positive attitude, teach the benefits of developing strong character and provide opportunities to make a positive difference in their life and the lives of others. At Always Positive® we believe hope and optimism are vital to every community, because what we believe about the future shapes, determines and informs how we live now. The key to achieving a positive attitude is connected to one’s ability to produce gratitude, which is realized when serving others. In the course of coordinating over 75,000 volunteers to package more than 7-million dollars’ worth of meals at more than 40 events, we have found that people are excited to have the opportunity to participate. Most donor opportunities only present the ability to contribute financially, but food packing events provide a great sense of accomplishment, raise spirits and cement bonds through team building. This is why the Always Positive Foundation in partnership with the Friends and Family Community Connection are hosting food packing events to unite, ignite and mobilize the Poway community and join in San Diego’s Fight Against Hunger. Volunteers of any age are encouraged to participate. What is food packaging? Volunteers are taught how to package meals through an assembly line process and carefully heat-seal each package to ensure imperishability of contents. Volunteers box the meals to be distributed by FFCC distribution partners to neighborhood agencies and pantries in your local community and to victims of famine in foreign destinations such as Tanzania and Haiti, or to disaster areas around the world. Meal distribution may vary, but typically 1/3 of the food packed stays locally and the remainder is shipped internationally or used during a natural disaster or crisis. I encourage you to take the Always Positive® Pledge, donate, volunteer and learn more at You can also purchase the green custom Always Positive® Poway wristband from Poway Youth Soccer League www. for only $10. Each wristband purchases 20 meals. So bring yourself, your family, and your friends!



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR POWAY DAYS PARADE & ALWAYS POSITIVE IN POWAY FESTIVAL We are all in for a real treat on September 8th when we bring the Parade and the Festival to the community. The day is geared for all ages. For all the sports fans, we are bringing in former Charger John Carney. For our philanthropists, an opportunity to participate in a humanitarian effort, for our businesses, an opportunity to showcase talents & services and for our children, a fun zone filled with entertainment to keep the whole family happy! The simple and yet paramount opportunity to be a humanitarian will make this day memorable for all involved. Please come out to help teach our children to volunteer and produce gratitude. Allow yourself, your children, friends and family one hour to make a difference in a hungry world. From an operational standpoint, the most rewarding part of leading these events is the opportunity to work with a group of volunteers who give so much of their personal and professional time to get the job done. I value their time and I am grateful to work with a team of faithful volunteers who share in in this time-honored tradition.

~ALEXIS BELWAY September 13 – 16 Rendezvous in the Park

A traditional gathering of early residents of North America. The time period that is being revisited spans the 19th century. Dress up as your favorite character from the days when the American West was young. If you don’t have a beaver hat, buckskin leggings, or moccasins lying around the house – don’t fret, give it your best shot and join us as we create a living history at Old Poway Park during the Rendezvous in the Park.

September 16

Poway Days Festival-Chamber Street Fair 10 am – 4 pm The annual fall Poway Street Fair is returning with lots of fun for the whole family. The Fair will take place on Midland Road, between Poway Road and Hilleary Place. Attendees will have plenty to see and do, with over 150 vendor booths available for shopping, browsing, and eating, with everything from solar power companies to arts and crafts, including handmade jewelry. Food has always been a huge draw at the Fair, and this year is no exception, with several San Diego food trucks being added to the line-up of regular food booths. This year’s Fair will include a beer garden with beer locally produced by Lightning Brewery.

September 16 Poway Days Trail Ride

The Annual Trail Ride, raffle and lunch will be held at the Poway Valley Riders Association grounds.

September 22

Poway Center for the Performing Arts Concert 8:00pm The fall 2013 Professional Performance Series opens with a ‘Grand Ol’ Opry’ style concert – O Berkley, Where Hart Thou? An all-star line-up of San Diego country, folk, rock and bluegrass musicians gather to recreate the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Performed “Grand Ol’ Opry style” – with vocalists and acoustic instruments circled around a shared microphone. Tickets: $29/$10 Youth ticket (18 years and under with the purchase of an adult ticket) Senior and group discounts are available. For tickets, visit:, or call the ticket office: 858-748-0505.

September 28 – 29

40th annual Poway Pro Rodeo September 28, 7:30 pm September 29, 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm Cowboys, cowgirls, horses, bulls, rodeo queens, clowns and bullfighters will highlight the 2012 40th Annual Poway Rodeo presented by Pro Rodeo Productions of Poway. Spectators will be guided through the rodeo experience by Former National Final Rodeo Announcer, Wayne Brooks. Cowboys and Cowgirls from the Pro Rodeo Cowboy and Cowgirl Association will demonstration their talents and compete for prize money and the right to be a contestant in the National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas, NV. This Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) sanction event. There will be a free dance after the Friday and Saturday rodeo performances featuring Whiskey Ridge. The Rodeo will be held at the Poway Valley Riders Association Arena. Visit for details.

September 30

Tour de Poway The 27th annual Tour de Poway fun bike ride through scenic North County of San Diego begins and ends in 92064. The various courses will provide a fun and challenging ride for all levels of cycling with well stocked aid stations, music, expo, BBQ and beer garden at the finish. The Nick Venuto Century and the 62 and 50 mile courses begin with a 6%, three mile climb up the Poway Grade, followed by a fantastic 7 mile downhill. The 26 and 18 mile courses provide both a fun and enjoyable experience for the weekend cyclist, including a stop at the Bernardo Winery. Contact KC Butler, Event Director, for more information: 858.679.1027, To volunteer, e-mail ¢

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Fire-Breathing DRAGONS Join the Greatest Show on Earth ®



here are certain events that mark a childhood - experiences that kids remember for a lifetime. A trip to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey® Circus is certainly one of those, and even San Diegans who’ve seen the circus before have yet to see a show like this. Firebreathing, flying, fantastical DRAGONS have joined the Greatest Show on Earth®! The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey® Circus is bringing San Diegans a legendary once-in-a-millennium event celebrating the year of the dragon. Some of the extraordinary performers include: • The Shaolin Warriors with their Kung Fu martial arts. • Alexander Lacey, making his U.S. debut presents the only mixed-cat act of its kind with tigers and lions together. • Cossack Riders who amaze with their equestrian acrobatics. • The Flying Caceres who perform on the only double-decker trapeze in the world. • Plus daredevil motorcyclists in the Globe

of Steel, the Russian Bar Renegades and Teeterboard Titans troupes, double motorcycle high-wire stunts, Clown Alley, the majestic Ringling Bros. Asian elephants, lions, tigers, dogs, cats, and so much more! According to Lindsay Santa, spokesperson for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, be sure to arrive early. “Come one hour before show time for each performance to meet our performers and animals on the show floor at the interactive ‘all-access pre-show’, which is free for all ticket holders. Families can take pictures and get up close to see the animals, learn juggling and balancing skills and get performer autographs,” said Lindsay. It’s a major production just getting the circus to each stop within the 90-city U.S. tour. Like circuses of yesteryear, this production travels across the country by train, averaging 350 miles between cities and preparing over 109,000 meals each year in the Pie Car, the traveling diner. The Ringling Bros. train is making a four day stop in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center (formerly known as the Sports Arena) from Thursday, August 23 – Sunday, August

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WIN FREE TICKETS! email your favorite family photos to

26, 2012. Ticket prices are $17, $23, $40 (VIP, $55 (front row), and $85 (Circus Celebrity). All seats are reserved; tickets available thru, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Valley View Casino Center Box Office. ¢

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Lacrosse-tic: A Story of Champions



acrosse might prompt your average San Diegan to say, “Oh, that sport’s only big on the East Coast.” Say that again to the 70+ teams that participated in the SDCLA (San Diego County Lacrosse Association) Spring League 2012, and then say it louder to the 22 U15 (under 15) players who won the US Central/Regional Championships on June 10. They won’t hear you.


rlington, Texas was the travel destination for the All-Stars. The players represented all areas of the region including Chula Vista, Scripps Ranch, Poway, La Jolla, Rancho Peñasquitos, Escondido, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and Del Mar.

oach Tom DeMaio led the championship team to victory in Texas and had much to shout about. “Wow. Our defense…what they accomplished was amazing. We had to be the only team without a handful of 6+ foot monsters roving the field and they proved heart and teamwork can overcome size on any day.”


adical talent is showcased by the thousands of kids in the San Diego region playing at all levels – from peewee youth to varsity high school teams. The SDCLA league ranges from 5th to 8th grade. However… f the 80 who participated in two-day tryouts at Del Norte High School, only 22 were selected for the U15 San Diego Regional All-Star Team. The positions they filled included 8 midfielders, 5 attack, 1 FOGO (face off get off), 1 long stick midfielder and 2 goalies.

ome individual players rated a shout-out from Coach DeMaio: “This Defense was made up of a leader and solid anchor (Crew), a first year player (Broc), a 13-year-old attack man filling in (Nick), a Temecula nose for the ball LSM (Yordi), and a skilled and tenacious younger 8th grader who told me he has never played in a playoff game (Jake).”


trength, tenacity and dedication are the hallmarks of the SDCLA program for all of these middle school-age teams. SDCLA member Sean Ciemewicz raved, “The most exciting part of the team is actually having a group of kids from different parts of town [and] bringing those differences together to form relationships that will last for years to come.”


very member of the team loves the game, loves to compete at the game and works hard to better their skills,” Sean commented further. “The average San Diegan should definitely experience lacrosse!”

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2012 Titans Sports Preview


oway High School will be opening its doors for the 51st time in August 2012. In the fall, we will be competing in girls golf, girls tennis, football, boys water polo, boys and girls cross country, girls volleyball and field hockey. The Titans are looking to compete against some of the finest competition in the county. We are participating in the tough Palomar League with Mt. Carmel (not football), Rancho Bernardo, Torrey Pines, Canyon Crest Academy (not football), Ramona (football only) and Westview. After winning the CIF title in football in 2011, Coach Gonzalez is bringing the


boys back to attempt the repeat. All other sports will be vying for league and CIF championships as well. While all teams prefer to win, PHS is about winning and losing with class. By Pursuing Victory with Honor, PHS athletes strive to build character through demonstrating respect, citizenship, fairness, responsibility, trust and caring. Go TITANS! ¢ ~ Dan Crane Athletic Director Poway High School


2011 Record

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Cross Country Bruce Johnson Not Available Aug. 13 @ Poway High (practice begins Aug 13) Girls Tennis Evi Valles 5-14 Aug. 28 - 3 p.m. vs. Rancho Buena Vista (practice begins Aug 14) Girls Volleyball Breezy S. Ambort 20-14 Sept. 7 (camp Aug 6-9) FIeld Hockey Cindi Lou-Villa Overall: 12-13-0 Sept. 11 - 4:15 p.m. League: 2-2-0 @ Fallbrook (practice begins Aug 15) Football Damian Gonzalez 11-0-1 Aug. 31 - 6:30 p.m. @ Scripps Ranch (practice already started) Girls Golf Jim Bennet 6-4 Aug. 13 - 3 p.m. (practice begins Aug 13) Boys Water Polo John Giulianotti Not available Aug. 31 - 3 p.m. @ Coronado (practice not avaiable)

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:::: TITAN INSIDER by K.C. Longley

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Poway High Students Look Ahead


he 20122013 school year is upon us. Those familiar with the Poway High curriculum know what to expect, but incoming students and their parents may not. Here, four Poway High students – a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior – give current PHS parents and the parents of new freshmen their take on what to expect for the upcoming school year. Entering high school can be a difficult experience for anyone. Some incoming freshmen may be excited, others may be nervous and anxious, but these four students assure us that Poway High is a welcoming place where teachers and staff are committed to helping every student succeed and have an enjoyable time doing so. Incoming freshman, Daniel Johnson, is excited to begin his high school career.

He said he is “looking forward to the broad selection of electives” in which he can participate, especially 3D computer animation. Daniel added that Poway High will be a “fresh, new start from the routine at Twin Peaks Middle School.” Someone who has successfully completed her first year is upcoming sophomore Mindy Ossi. Mindy revealed that as a freshman she “enjoyed everything, from the Morp dance to making new friends.” She revealed that, this year, she “definitely looks forward to the new season of field hockey,” since she experienced a memorable first season her freshman year. On the other hand, finally becoming an upperclassman is what junior Lauren Worley is looking forward to. In her future are privileges such as driving to school. “I’m excited for the football games,” Lauren stated, which are likely to prove exciting

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given this year’s CIF Championship. Finally, Billy Dunnam is considering ways he can give back during his senior year. While he looks forward to graduation with his class, he also shared his intention to use this school year to be “more involved with the community.” Poway High students have diverse interests and participate in a plethora of activities. Luckily for them, Poway High offers a wide variety of electives and sports so that there are plenty of choices available to every student, every year. While some students may be apprehensive, Poway High School is sure to provide them with activities to keep them busy, as well as memories to last a lifetime. ¢ K.C. Longley is a senior at Poway High School. She is participating in an internship program with 92064 Magazine and can be contacted at

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ccording to Wayne Hamrick, it is the mission of Simple Solutions College Funding to advise parents of college-bound high school students on all phases of college financial planning. “We teach parents how to pay for college on a cost efficient basis by showing them how to make college affordable in a failing economy without relying on Wall Street or expensive private student loans. We also show parents how to set up their personal finances to best position their family,” says Hamrick. The inspiration for Simple Solutions College Funding came to Hamrick in 1974 after the birth of the first of his five children. With a career in finance and estate planning, Hamrick already had experience in helping people plan for their financial future. It was when his first child was born that he started thinking about how to pay for future expenses – including college – while at the same time saving money for retirement. According to Hamrick, a great majority of people are unable to retire in comfort because they have spent most of their assets getting their children through college with a heavy debt burden. “A properly designed college funding plan can save families tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars,” says Hamrick. In addition to guiding parents through the financial aspect of sending children to college, Simple Solutions College Funding also offers services relating to the admissions process. According to Hamrick, these services include college application reviews, SAT and ACT prep courses and admission essay critiquing. Simple Solutions College Funding has also put together a team of student counselors that are positioned all over the country. “These counselors can provide students with an ‘insider’s’ perspective of any particular school. They can answer questions about the campus atmosphere, tips for visiting the school or even about major corporations in the area that provide internships,” says Hamrick. Simple Solutions College Funding also provides free workshops in local high schools and community centers for parents of college-bound high school students. According to Hamrick, these workshops, which will begin in March, offer invaluable money-saving strategies. “We really do care about the plight of parents and students facing the daunting task of getting into the right schools, graduating in four years – rather than five or six – and being able to finance the whole process without hardship and without mortgaging the future of the parents and the students,” says Hamrick. ¢ For more information please call Simple Solutions College Funding at 858-753-1902 or visit their website at

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ou’ve probably visited Torrey Pines State Beach, stretching from La Jolla to Del Mar, but if you haven’t headed up the hill, you’ve seen only a fraction of what the park has to offer. Just off Carmel Valley Road, the Torrey Pines State Reserve is actually 2,000 acres of protected land. Home to one of only two areas where the Torrey Pine grows naturally, the Reserve also includes the saltwater estuary and bird sanctuary, the beach, and neighboring sandstone cliffs. If you are one of the many San Diegans who hasn’t explored the Reserve, visiting on the weekend will make you wonder where you’ve been. The road leading up to the lodge is filled with people walking, biking and jogging their way to the top. Once you arrive, it’s not hard to see why. The adobe lodge, built as a restaurant in 1923, sits atop the bluffs with breathtaking

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views to the north, east and west. The road, which rises 300 feet in less than a mile, is a popular destination for local hikers looking for a challenge, and offers beautiful views at the top and sand and surf at the bottom. The Visitor’s Center, housed in the lodge, opens daily at 9 a.m. and hosts children’s tours during the school year, junior ranger programs throughout the summer and free guided nature walks each weekend. Docents are available to help you find your way or you can explore on your own. Volunteer Frank Burham led the walk on our recent visit, sharing a wealth of information about the local flora and fauna, the geological history and the Torrey Pine, the rarest species of conifer in the U.S. Frank led us on a short, easy hike to the Red Butte bluff, where the view was spectacular and where he says one can enjoy fabulous whale-watching in the winter. ¢

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Tammy Green-Maroni is a Successful Businesswoman and Philanthropist by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography


ammy Green-Maroni has always had an entrepreneurial side. “I noticed recently, in my Senior High School Yearbook, I wrote that I wanted to be an entrepreneur,” said Tammy, “I laugh now because I must have asked my teacher how to spell that word!” She must have had intuition because today Tammy and her husband, Al Maroni III, are proud owners of two successful companies:, Inc. and Custom Cool TV Covers. In 2008, ten years after the couple started their first company,, Inc., Tammy and Al took on another undertaking – the startup of Custom Cool TV Covers. The company was conceptualized after Al failed to find a cover for their outdoor television and finally settled on having a seamstress custom make one for them. “Within a week we had a beautiful Ivory TV cover with brown palm trees on the front. We were impressed!” exclaimed Tammy. Motivated by the

seamstress’s artistic abilities and their own resourcefulness, Tammi and Al decided to contract the seamstress and sell custom TV covers to the public. The company has been a success ever since. Tammy and Al run the two businesses together with the help of Poway High School students. “We employ Poway students for my husband’s business, to process the orders and shipping,” explained Tammy. “Poway students tend to be in their junior or senior year when they are working for us. When they are ready to leave us they have always referred a friend or sibling. It has worked out great!” Outside of business, Tammy is a weekly volunteer at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. “Due to our success with the business I’m very proud and happy to be able to support Helen Woodward Animal Center financially as well,” said Tammy. As participants in Helen Woodward’s “Business Buddies” program, the couple proudly donates one dollar to the animal center for every custom television cover that is ordered through their company. “Each month Custom Cool TV Covers is able to write a nice donation check to Helen Woodward,” said Tammy. The couple resides in Poway and love to frequent local businesses. Tammy is the lead contact for her neighborhood watch group spends her free time golfing, practicing yoga and hiking the Poway trails. She is devoted to their three pet cats: Bobbie, Alvin and Sophie. “I’m a cat lady,’ beamed Tammy, “love dogs too, but go crazy for my cats!” ¢





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t a time when many public schools are pulling funding for extracurricular programs, Painted Rock Elementary School’s Chorus is thriving. Behind its success is Maria Kaplan, the Chorus Director, who has been volunteering for the program for the last two years. Maria resides in Poway with her husband, Eric, and her three children: Ava (7), Bella (5) and David (3). Besides keeping busy as a devoted mom and volunteer, Maria is passionate about interior design and owns a real estate company that refurbishes distressed properties. She also loves music, of course, and has been singing in concerts and choirs from a young age. Today, as Chorus Director for Painted Rock Elementary, Maria is putting her talents to good use. She handles everything from enrollment and scheduling to the music direction, costumes and set design. The financial support for the Chorus comes entirely from parents, and as a result, has a minute budget. “We pay for music and t-shirts with a small enrollment fee and we get creative with our costumes and set design, using inexpensive, borrowed and recycled materials,” said Maria. Although she makes every penny count, Maria admits that her one wish for the program would be to get funding for the arts at the state level. A unique feature about the Chorus is that kids of all ages are welcome. “Many elementary school chorus programs accept only second through fifth graders or have separate groups for their younger students, but our chorus includes kindergarten through fifth graders…we even accept our four and five year old Pepprs (transitional kindergarten students),” explained Maria. Every year the Chorus performs one holiday concert in December and one spring concert in May. This past semester, Maria and the Chorus members pulled off a big success. “We had the honor of performing for the Poway Unified School District Superintendent, Principals and PTA members,” recalled Maria. But, her biggest accomplishment as Chorus Director has been bringing awareness to the program. Materials about the Chorus are given to the school’s students and each semester the Chorus performs at an assembly for the entire student body, its teachers and parents. “We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of students enrolled each semester,” beamed Maria, “and I’m told that the children just love having the opportunity to sing and perform. It’s so wonderful to see children discovering their talents! I am so inspired by them and truly honored to have this opportunity to teach them.” ¢

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To Be or NOT to Be…..



enicillin is the most commonly reported medication allergy, and is self-reported by about 5 to 10 percent of patients. However, according to Dr Kusum Sharma, Director, Allergy & Asthma Clinics at AKANE Institute of Allergy, Asthma & Sleep Medicine, most of these patients are not truly penicillin allergic. In large-scale studies of penicillin skin testing, approximately 85 to 90 percent of these individuals are found not to have positive skin tests and are able to tolerate penicillins. Nine out of ten people who believe they are allergic can take penicillin without a problem, either because they were never truly allergic or because their allergy to penicillin has resolved over time. People who have a remote history of allergic reaction to a medication may become less allergic as time passes. The good news is that recently FDA has approved PrePen so allergists can now offer skin testing for penicillin. This is covered by most insurance companies. Testing usually takes about one hour to complete. The skin is pricked and injected with Pre-Pen and observed for a reaction. A positive skin reaction is an itchy, red bump that lasts about half an hour and

then resolves. A positive test indicates that the person is truly allergic and should continue to avoid penicillins. If the patient completes the skin testing without a positive reaction, a single oral dose of full strength penicillin is commonly given to confirm that the patient does not have an allergy to the medication. Dr Kusum Sharma then notifies the patients’ other treating doctors so they can remove the penicillin allergy label from their medical charts. According to Dr Sharma, there are many advantages of removing the penicillin allergy label: • Millions of people are incorrectly labeled as penicillin allergic for some “non-allergic adverse reaction.” • Doctors can have the freedom to choose any antibiotic • Using Penicillins allows to reduce cost as co-pay for these antibiotics is usually lower. • Penicillins are still considered very effective and less toxic than most other antibiotics. • The use of narrow spectrum antibiotics like most Penicillins rather than other broad spectrum antibiotics helps prevent emergence of multi-drug resistance organisms. So as Dr. Sharma puts it, for many of us the choice is ours: To be or not to be...Penicillin allergic! ¢

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Burning Issue Ten Resources to Help Keep Your Home and Family Safe from Fire by WYNNE LOVE


or longtime residents of Southern California, the arrival of fall brings memories of wildfires as much as it does apple-picking and holiday gatherings. That should come as no surprise according to the local fire department, since a third of all homes in San Diego County are located in what they call Wildland Urban Interface. Here we’ve compiled advice from local firefighters and their best online resources in order to help you stay safe this season. 1. Maintain 100 feet of defensible space around your home. Chief Jim Sturtevant of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District confirms that this is one of the most important steps homeowners can take in preparation for wildfire season. Removing all flammable materials and keeping vegetation well-watered and properly trimmed around the home is critical to keeping fire at bay. Access the City of San Diego guide to fire safety and brush management at San_Diego_Fire_brushpdf.pdf. Detailed advice based on the latest research is also available at bprotectingyourhome.html. 2. Secure your home. Many of the homes felled by the Cedar Fire of 2003 and Witch Creek Fire of 2007 were victims of flying embers. Closing all windows and doors is crucial. See additional tips at, and firesafemendocino. org/articles/embers.html. 3. Keep copies of important documents off premises and store paper and digital files in a place where you can grab them quickly. For a list of documents you’ll want to protect, visit 4. Know how to secure your utilities:

5. Register on Alert San Diego. Many of us don’t have landlines anymore. If you haven’t already, register your cell phone or e-mail for reverse 911 notifications at alertsandiego.

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6. Plan an escape route and a rendezvous point. Visit for tips on every type of disaster preparedness. 7. Discuss and practice evacuating with your family. Reassure children that if they are at school, they will be kept there until it is safe for you to pick them up. See www.theredguidetorecovery. com for disaster management tips and resources. 8. Keep a full tank of gas in the car. 9. Prepare an emergency survival kit. Numerous resources exist online to help you purchase or prepare your own kit. Visit for a 3-day survival list, checklist_1.pdf, or emergencykit.shtml for additional suggestions. 10. Download your own “Family Disaster Plan and Survival Guide” from and discuss this “burning issue” with your friends and neighbors. ¢

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Short Sales, Foreclosures and Loan Mods Taxable? by SCOTT VOAK


ast issue I touched on the idea of a strategic default. This month I want to make you aware of some potential changes to the tax implications for a short sale, foreclosure and loan modification. When a lender loses money on a loan because they foreclosed, accepted a short sale, or modified the principal, they file for a loss on their taxes – and send you a 1099 for the offsetting gain. The gain is called Debt Relief Income and it is taxable. However, as long as certain conditions are met (mainly that the home is your primary residence and the loan does not exceed the purchase price + improvements), both the state and federal governments have waived these taxes. That waiver is set to end on December 31, 2012. It other words, if you owe $600,000 on your home and the bank only achieves $500,000 through either a foreclosure or short sale that closes next year, not only do you lose your home, but you will have to show an extra $100,000 in income and pay taxes on it. While it may seem better to short sell or foreclose on your home now than pay the taxes next year, there may be other options. No two situations are the same and you should get professional advice to put together a plan that specifically addresses your needs. I have assembled a team with a bankruptcy attorney, credit repair attorney and a CPA to help people determine the best course of action. Consultations are free, so if you would like to meet to discuss options, please give me a call. ¢

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AUGUST zumba gold Friday, Aug. 3 & Friday, Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. garden talk Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. With Master Gardener Doug Kalal acoustic bluegrass concert Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. With Rusty Gait Gentle yoga for adults Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. art class Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. Watercolor fun-da-mentals with Barbara Roth book club Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Discuss what books to read next year art class Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Watercolor pencil postcards with Barbara Roth

SEPTEMBER Zumba gold Friday, Sept. 7, 14, 21 at 11:30 a.m. New! 3rd class added due to popular demand! gentle yoga for adults Thursday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.

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(CONT) acoustic showcase concert Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. book club Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS toddler & preschooler storytime Starting Sept. 4 The Poway Branch Library is taking August off to plan their fall programs! 10:30 a.m. storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers begin again on Sept. 4. Check out their website or contact the branch for up to date information.

TEEN PROGRAMS teen iron chef Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. Dessert competition.

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92064 Magazine

92064 Magazine - August/September 2012  

It’s that time of year again! We’re talking about POWAY DAYS! In our extensive feature we talk with the people who help make the month-long...