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“Dancin’ Pat” Moran dances to live Irish music performed by the band “The American Wake” during the festival.
“Dancin’ Pat” Moran dances to live Irish music performed by the band “The American Wake” during the festival.

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Lois CormierLois Cormier honored as ‘August Artist of the Month’

Aug 15th

It is easy to find that one word that describes Lois Cormier. That word is talented. Each month Arts Council Menifee selects an artist to be honored and this month’s recipient is especially impressive. A visit to her home reveals the many beautiful ...

Business
Jack Gosch Ford in 1964 shared a building with the Loomis Turkey Hatchery. The Gosch Auto Group recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.Gosch Auto Group celebrates 50th anniversary

Sep 19th

The Gosch Auto Group celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 with a party on the Gosch Ford property. Hundreds of citizens, city officials and numerous dignitaries were on hand. Supervisor Jeff Stone and Assemblywoman Melissa Me...

Dining
Pizzas are custom ordered with a large selection of sauces, cheese and toppings.Temecula-based brewery and pizza parlor aims to provide good food fast

Sep 26th

Temecula may be known for its vast array of wineries, but a Temecula-based brewery and pizzeria has recently gained popularity and acclaim for its unique and varied menu. The Garage Brewery Co., located on Old Town Front Street, has won awards for ...

Education
Millie Lee, owner of Murrieta’s new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, enjoys interacting with the children..Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center opens in Murrieta

Sep 26th

Paving a path to academic success for young students, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers announced the opening of its new school in Murrieta on September 16. The new center offers high-quality educational childcare that helps stimulate intellec...

Entertainment
The Movie Review: ‘Dolphin Tale 2’

Sep 19th

Though I don’t remember the first time I got a hug nor do I recall the first time I ate ice cream, I do recall the first pet I had. It was a white fluffy cat named Cepe. I had to have been 3 or 4 when that animal first sat on my lap. Coincidentally, ...

Food
Wine and grapesBookhamer, Vigliotti win first-place ribbons in SD County Fair’s homemade wine contest

Jul 18th

The class winners in the San Diego County Fair’s homemade wine contest included Temecula residents Bart Bookhamer and John Vigliotti. Bookhamer took first place in the Merlot class.  Vigliotti entered a bottle which received first place for Carignan...

Health & Fitness
Third Annual “Nurse Educator with the Nurse’s Touch” award recipients announced

Sep 26th

LEAWOOD, KANSAS - There once was a class of newly graduated nurses with special gifts. They anticipated patients’ needs before they asked, put worried parents at ease, painlessly started IVs and patiently answered countless questions from an overwhe...

Home & Garden
A mature fall specimen of Chinese Pistache.Healthy&Beautiful Gardens

Sep 26th

Hello fellow gardeners. This week as promised I’d like to let you know about some of the great plants we get from Asia, which consists of China, Japan, Korea, etc. These plants do well in our area and as always, I steer clear of those that need amp...

Motor Scene
A pair of soap box derby racers speed to the finish line.Menifee Soap Box Derby creates family fun, memories

Sep 19th

The third annual Soap Box Derby in Menifee has grown into a family favorite event there. The race allows the opportunity for parents and adults to work with their kids on a project creating life long memories and learning lessons. Getting out from ...

Obituaries
In memoriam

Aug 8th

Roy Ayvon Plumlee, born in Oklahoma, January 19, 1915, died in California, July 17, 2014.  Ayvon was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Plumlee, and two sons, Richard Lee and Roy Alan. He is survived by two sons, Gerald Ayvon and Claude Arthur, and tw...

Out and About
A new fire truck recently arrived in Lake Elsinore. The truck, known as a quint, has five unique features including the ability to carry 300 gallons of water, a 75-foot ladder and a basket to lift a victim from a structure or canyon.Lake Elsinore’s new quint fire truck is ready to roll

Sep 19th

Video by JP Raineri [Video] The City of Lake Elsinore is a safer community now that a long-awaited quint fire truck has arrived and is operational. The truck is the most sophisticated apparatus in the fire department’s fleet and has been a dream...

Pets
These alpaca girls will be waiting to greet visitors at this year’s 7th Annual Alpacas of the Anza Valley Open Ranch Days.Alpaca Open Ranch Days to teach public about alpacas

Sep 26th

Every year, Julie and Don Roy open up their Alpacas of the Anza Valley Ranch to the public for a special visit. This will be the 7th Annual Open Ranch Days, an event that will feature the Roy’s Alpaca herd. It will be the babies of the herd that wil...

Real Estate
The basics of buying distressed properties

Sep 26th

Despite a strong return to standard sales, distressed properties still exist and are in high demand here in southern California. The properties are attractive for their perceived discounts and potential profits. Foreclosures, short sales and REO’s ...

Sports
Linfield Christian’s Taylor Aguayo (12) winds up for another kill. Aguayo already has over 100 kills on the season.Senior leads young Lions volleyball team

Sep 28th

The young Linfield Christian Lady Lions Girls Volleyball team (4-7) has had its high points and low points this year. Among the high points are a Championship win in the Cal Lutheran tournament and a four-game win streak against Lake Arrowhead Chris...

Events Calendar
KIDS AND TEENS:

September 26 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. N8’s Nerd Party! Science geeks rule at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street, Temecula. Show your best nerdy self by dressing up geek style lab coats, wacky glasses, and goggles. Cost: $5 per person. Information: (951) 308-6376.

October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – 7 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusions performed by Anthony Hernandez at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawerence Welk Drive, Escondido. This family friendly magic show features illusions, comedy, audience participation and magic. Every child in attendance will receive an autographed poster from Anthony. Tickets and Information: (888) 802-SHOW.

October 3 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Ooey Gooey Science – Is it a solid? Or is it a liquid? You will get to experiment with your favorite non-Newtonian substance as you mess around with cool concepts at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

October 10 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make a Monster Movie Night at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Bring your camera or video camera as they set up some scenery for crazy monsters and aliens of your child’s inventions. The best videos (limited to less than 3 minutes) will be uploaded to the Professor’s YouTube site. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

October 17 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mad Scientist Tea Party at the Temecula Children’s Museum, 42081 Main Street. Okay so you’re not really going to drink the concoctions your kids will come up with but the evening promises to be a fizzing fun time as they get to mix some crazy potions. Tickets and Information: (951) 308-6376.

October 31 – 8 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular Magic and Illusions performed by Anthony Hernandez at the Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawerence Welk Drive, Escondido. This family friendly magic show features illusions, comedy, audience participation and magic. Every child in attendance will receive an autographed poster from Anthony. Show will include a costume contest at intermission. Tickets and Information: (888) 802-SHOW.

ENTERTAINMENT:

September 25 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Peter Sprague Trio. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 25- 28 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. West Side Story at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Presented by the Temecula Valley Players. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696. September 14, 21 and 28 performances at 2 p.m.

September 27 – 7-9 p.m. Tribute to Barbra Streisand featuring Sharon Owens at the Temecula Valley High Golden Bears Theater, 31555 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 27 – 8-10 p.m. Comedy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula is a highly audience interactive improvisational comedy show. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 28 – 3 p.m. Classics at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Classics is a weekly chamber recital series co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents. Featuring: Ching-Ming Cheng. Music Teachers Association of California-Temecula Branch. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 28 – 6:30 and 8 p.m. Cabaret at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Featuring the music of The Rat Pack . Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

September 28 – 3 p.m. Classics at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Classics is a weekly chamber recital series co-produced by the California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents. Featuring: Ching Ming Cheng. Performers are all working professional musicians or advanced conservatory students. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 2 – 8 p.m. Soul Sacrifice Santana Tribute presented by Temecula Presents will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 2 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Performance featuring: Jameal Dean and Henry Franklin and Donald Dean. Enjoy an evening of Jazz hosted by Sherry Berry in association with Temecula Presents. Tickets: $15. Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 3 – 8 p.m. Eden Brent will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets: $25. Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 4 – 7:30 p.m. Beethoven Triple presented by California Chamber Orchestra and Temecula Presents featuring Neave Trio will perform at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 4 – 7 and 9 p.m. Country Live at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. Live Country music show featuring house band backing up the Valley’s country artists. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696 or www.countryatthemerc.info.

October 5 – 1-4:30 p.m. Lakeside Dixieland and Swing Jazz Club to host their monthly afternoon at the Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Club, 33700 Mission Trail, Wildomar. The public, dancers and musicians are invited to attend. Featured Band: Jazz Generation. Cost: $5 for members or $8 non-members. Information: (951) 245-9504.

October 5 – 2 p.m. The Modernaires presented by OnStage Musicals in association with Temecula Presents are celebrating 80 years in show business at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 5 – 6:30 p.m. Speakeasy at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, Temecula. The Second Hand Jazz Combo featuring vocalist Rosalie Porter present traditional jazz of the 20s-40s. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 9, 10 & 11 – 7:30 p.m. Aida presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company in association with Temecula Prep to perform an emotional tale of a captured Nubian princess at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 14 – 7 p.m. danceXchange co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theater Collective of Southern California will be in the Courtyard Stage at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 16, 17,18,23,24 &25- 7:30 p.m. Zombie Prom presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company featuring a comedy musical at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Due to mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 19 & 26 - 2 p.m. Zombie Prom presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company featuring a comedy musical at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street. Due to mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

September 1-October 31 – 2nd Annual Warm Hearts – Helping those in need stay warm this winter. Donate your slightly used coats, hats, scarves and gloves and drop them off at the SRCAR office, 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula. Collecting for men, women, boys and girls of all sizes. Items will be distributed in November to Project T.O.U.C.H. and the Assistance League of Temecula. Cash donations are also being accepted to purchase what is not donated. Information: (951) 894-2571.

September 25 – 6-9 p.m. 2014 Boy Scouts of America Tahquitz District Distinguished Citizen of the Year Banquet honoring Ben Drake will be held at Pechanga Resort and Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. Tickets: $125 per person. Tickets and Information: Tina Roy (951) 972-2201.

September 27 – 5th Annual MSJC Scholarship Motorcycle Run starts at the San Jacinto Campus, 1499 North State Street and will end at the Temecula Higher Education Center, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. This special event will benefit student scholarships and other philanthropic endeavors through the MSJC Foundation. Information: Fred Frontino (951) 487-3301 or ffrontino@msjc.edu.

September 27 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 4th Annual City of Temecula Health and Community Resource Fair at the Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Great opportunity for individuals, families, and professionals who would like information on health related resources, products and services available for children, families, seniors and individuals with special needs. Free health screens, ask the Doctor Q & A, emergency preparedness information, safety awareness, community resources, entertainment, food and much more. Information: (951) 694-6444.

September 27 – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. City of Murrieta Community Clean-Up at the corner of 2nd Street and Kalmia. Murrieta residents now is the time to get rid of your household trash, scrap, metal, green waste, wood and bulky waste the responsible way and it’s FREE. Information: City of Murrieta Code Enforcement (951) 461-6330.

September 27 – 6:30 a.m. Salute to Heroes Charity Cycle and Glowfest starting at 41000 Main Street, Old Town Temecula. 365 Heroes and VSSN presents the Salute to Heroes, a charity cycle in honor of local military, veterans, first responders, and teachers. The Glowfest (5-10 p.m.) includes education, employment booths, a fun zone with games, rides, a jam session, and free Famous Dave’s and Habit for teachers, first responders, military and vet families. Information: www.vetsupportnet.org

September 27 –8 a.m. Fifth Annual Scholarship Motorcycle Run to start at MSJC San Jacinto campus, 1499 State Street and end at THE Center, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. The Motorcycle Run is a special event to benefit the MSJC Foundation and its work to provide student scholarships and other philanthropic endeavors. Continental breakfast served at 8 a.m. and end with BBQ lunch, games, prizes and more. Cost: $25 pre-registration single. Register online www.msjc.edu/motorcyclerun. Information: Fred (951) 487-3301 or ffrontino@msjc.edu or the MSJC Foundation (951) 487-3171.

September 28 – 12-4 p.m. Family Health Fair sponsored by Loma Linda University Medical Center. Meet physicians, wellness education, farmers market, prizes, raffles, health screenings, petting zoo, rock climbing wall and more! Event will take place at Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Professional Office building parking lot, 28078 Baxter Road, Murrieta. Information: (951) 704-1950.

September 28 – 3-8 p.m. Eighteenth Annual “A Day of Wine and Chocolate” at South Coast Winery, 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Enjoy a day of fun while raising funds to pay for Hospice of the Valley patients living in their community who have limited resources. Listen to live 80s music by Freeze Frame, sample beer, wine, food and desserts from over 25 local food and drink establishments, live and silent auction and more. Tickets and Information: (951) 200-7800.

September 30 – 11 a.m. The Assistance League of Temecula Valley Celebrating 25 years of Caring and Commitment in Action with a commemorative ribbon cutting at 28720 Via Montezuma, Temecula.

October 2 – 5:30-8 p.m.Second Annual Promenade Grape Stomp at 40820 Winchester Road, Temecula. Food, wine, music, contests, foot massage for grape stomping contestants and more. Cost: $25 pre-sale or $35 day of. Proceeds benefit Temecula Presents. Must be 21 years and older with valid ID. Tickets and Information: (866) 653-8696.

October 3 – 4-8 p.m. First Annual Hoptoberfest Chili Cook-off for Charity at SRCAR 26529 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula. Chili contest, Beer and Wine Garden, hot dogs, music and more. Proceeds from event to benefit; Michelle’s Place, Project Touch, and the SRCAR Scholarship Foundation. Tickets: (951) 894-2571. Chili contest or sponsorship: Shelly (951) 348-8782.

October 3 – 5-10 p.m. Country Thunder Dinner and Show presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Menifee will be held at Monteleone Meadows, 35245 Briggs Road, Murrieta. All proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Menifee. Information: (951) 246-8845 or www.menifeebgc.org.

October 4 – 6-11 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club or Southwest County presents their 22nd Annual Our Kids Rock Great Gatsby Gala Dinner and Auction at Pechanga Resort and Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. Dinner, Auction, Costume Party and more. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest County. Information: Beth Soltysiak (951) 699-1526 ext 107.

October 4- 9 a.m. Elsinore Pregnancy Resource Center to host the Annual Walk for Life2014 at Machado Park, 15150 Joy Street, Lake Elsinore. This is a family event to raise funds and awareness for the center to continue offering hope and help to moms and babies in our community. Music, speakers, games, BBQ lunch and more. Information: (951) 245-8884.

October 4 – 4-9 p.m. Sixth Annual City of Menifee Birthday Bash at MSJC, 28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee. Food, entertainment, crafts, demonstrations, jumper, Gail Webb’s Extreme Sports show and much more. (951) 672-6777 or (951) 672-1991.

October 4 – Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show at Old Town Front Street, Temecula.

October 6 – 7 p.m. Learn about Mountain Lions with Dr. Winston Vickers, wildlife veterinarian and researcher with the University of California Wildlife Health Center at the Democratic Club of Southwest Riverside County Regional Democratic Headquarters, 40250 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Suite 103, Murrieta. This meeting is open to the public. Information: Nick (951) 303-3107.

October 9 – 6-9 p.m. Evening of Art in the Vineyards at Ponte Family Estate Winery, 35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula. Enjoy various artwork from local artists including the children from Rancho Damacitas. Cost: $25 includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. This evening benefits Rancho Damacitas Children and Family Services. Information: Terri (951) 302-2317 ext. 236.

October 13 – 1:30 p.m. Learn about Mountain Lions with Dr. Winston Vickers, wildlife veterinarian and researcher with the University of California Wildlife Health Center at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Southwest Riverside County Chapter 478 meeting at North Town Hall, 26850 Sun City Blvd. Sun City. This meeting is open to the public. Information: Nick (951) 303-3107.

October 18 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Health Fair presented by Walker Physical Therapy at 29650 Bradley Road, Menifee. Vendors, screenings, blood drive, health tests, free raffles and more. Information: (951) 672-0455.

October 24 – 6 p.m. Menifee’s 7th Annual Mayors Ball - A Night of Glitter and Glitz presented by the Menifee Rotary Club will be held at the Menifee Lakes Country Club, 29875 Country Club Drive. Reservations and Information: (951) 381-0444 or menifeerotary@gmail.com.

SEMINARS / CLASSES/ AUDITIONS/ RIBBON CUTTINGS:

September 26 – 10-11 a.m. Assemblywoman Melendez’s Community Coffee will be at the Green at 7 Hills Golf Course (Banquet room), 1537 South Lyon Avenue, Hemet. These coffees are great opportunities to come voice concerns you may have on state issues.

September 27 – 10 a.m. MSJC invites you to the Grand Opening of THE Center, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula. Guest speakers include; MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz and CSUSM President Dr. Karen Haynes. THE Center is MSJC’s second educational site in Temecula. The Temecula Education complex located on Enterprise Circle West will continue to offer student services like counseling and classes. Cal State San Marcos will continue to offer classes at its Temecula site on Margarita Road.

September 30 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lake Elsinore Unified School District Annual College and Career Night at the Lake Elsinore Outlets Suite 101, 17600 Collier Avenue, Lake Elsinore. Reservations required. Information: Elsinore High School – rita.beecher@leusd.k12.ca.us, Ortega High School – sandy.marques@leusd.k12.ca.us, Lakeside High School – lorraine.palm@leusd.k12.ca.us, Temescal Canyon High School – kathy.schumm@leusd.k12.ca.us.

October 4 – 10:30 a.m. Sons of Norway, Vinland Lodge 6-159 to host their monthly Potluck meeting at Hope Lutheran Church, 29141 Vallejo Avenue, Temecula. Information: Al (951) 303-5450 or bergstromal52@gmail.com.

October 6 – 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Gem of the Valley Art Association to host their monthly meeting at the Murrieta Senior Center, 41717 Juniper Street, Murrieta. Demonstrator Randi Jameson will do a watercolor demonstration. Information: Cathy (951) 677-6510.

October 8 – Noon – Ribbon Cutting for Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, 23656 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta.

October 9 – 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Women’s Peer Connection to host their October luncheon meeting at the Claim Jumper, 29540 Rancho California Road, Temecula with guest speaker, Ursula Mentjes, author of “Selling with Intention.” The Women’s Peer Connection is an independent professional women’s peer organization designed to encourage the ongoing conversation toward personal and professional growth, health, support, inspiration and connection.  Information:( 951) 719-1515.

October 14 – 9:30 a.m. The Murrieta Garden Club’s October meeting will be held at the Murrieta Community Center, 41816 Juniper Street, Murrieta. Topic: Animal friendly gardening. Information: Barbara (951) 677-7310.

October 18 – Grand Opening and Fall Festival at Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, 23656 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta.

October 19 – 1 p.m. Sons of Norway, Vinland Lodge 6-159 to celebrate Leif Erickson 10/9 in the Temecula Wine Country with Norwegian meatball dinner and desserts prepared by real Vikings, Entertainment, refreshments, and more. Donation: $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 years and under. Information: Caronne (909) 239-8399 or threevannyhuis@yahoo.com, or Irene (951) 506-1090 or Al (951) 303-5450 or bergstromal52@gmail.co
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