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If you take a stroll around the Ferry Landing, you may notice a new shop that has taken up residence by the bay, the Coronado Tasting Room. Coronado resident Colleen Cavalieri with help from her husband, Jay, have officially opened their Vom Fass business in town with a brand new addition of the Tasting Room and are eager to share the shop’s unique experiences and high quality products in their new location.

Cavalieri previously operated her Vom Fass store in Hillcrest for a number a years before the opportunity arose for her to bring it to Coronado. “When we found this location,” Cavalieri said, “we more >>

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Eleven-some years ago, Jenny Gyapay (pronounced like Jedi) and her husband Paul were living in an enormous Craftsman-style home in wide-open Montana. Like many others, they fell in love with the quaint, small-town feel of Coronado while vacationing, and made the leap to becoming residents, sacrificing thousands of square feet of home and land in order to make Coronado their permanent home.

Gyapay, who works as a Behavioral Specialist and consultant for the more >>

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Field surveyors are walking around the Coronado community looking at properties from the public rights of way. The work is part of the City’s effort to create an established list of “potentially historic” properties to help better administer the City’s Historic Preservation program.

The field survey was intended to have begun last spring but the pandemic delayed the start of work. more >>

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Lisa Capano has painstakingly cleaned and restored art for many decades now, since she discovered how much she enjoyed the work. An artist herself, Capano loves preserving what other artists have created that has been damaged by the years gone by. She has worked in both Italy and the U.S. and her extensive experience and knowledge in both modern and antique restoration techniques is invaluable.

Capano, who originally comes from San José, grew up painting, drawing and playing with clay. When it was time to choose a major in college she wanted to study art, but her father was worried about her future and asked her, “What are you going to do as an artist?” That question led Capano to first pursue a graphic design degree but when she didn’t enjoy it, she switched to Fine Arts. After graduating from San José State University, she wanted to study art in Italy. Although only speaking a little Italian she moved to Florence and enrolled in a Master’s Program where she studied art restoration and conservation. more >>

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The City of Coronado is now accepting funding applications from local-serving nonprofits for Fiscal Year 2021/22.

The purpose of the City’s grant program is to strengthen Coronado’s sense of community by enhancing in four key areas: Economic Development, Social Services, Arts and Culture, and Community Pride/Sense of Place. This will be accomplished through partnerships with local nonprofits to administer events, services, activities, and purchases more efficiently and economically than otherwise possible through the municipal corporation.

Projects must be accomplished between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Applicants may apply for project funding in any of the four distinct grant program key areas in support of activities that benefit the residents of Coronado. more >>

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When the Coronado Historical Association first began collecting COVID-inspired art from Coronado school children last Spring, they had no idea how long the pandemic would go on. Eleven months later, the Coronado Historical Association, with the help of Coronado students, art teachers, and community members, unveils its newest exhibit, Coronado Responds: Student Artwork of the Pandemic.

The exhibit, featured online athttp://www.coronadohistoryexhibit.org, features the art of many local students, including self-portraits of their emotions, views from outside their windows, abstracts, more >>

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The Elizabeth Hospice is seeking volunteers in Coronado.

The Elizabeth Hospice invites individuals interested in helping adults and children impacted by serious illness and those grieving the death of a loved one to a free volunteer orientation session via the Zoom videoconferencing more >>

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After a six-month delay, the Cross Country season started last Saturday, Feb. 12. Had the season started last August, we would have had all of our league meets at Morley Field on the City Conference course. We would also have scheduled “Cluster Meets” where all schools compete in the same race, with the results sorted out by team matchups.

To comply with COVID restrictions, the Western League Coaches got together and created a schedule of dual meets at various schools, the first being at Cathedral Catholic last Saturday, followed by meets every Saturday throughout the season. Last Saturday, all six schools had a meet with one other school. The schools in the Western League are Coronado, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Cathedral Catholic, University City, and Point Loma. more >>

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Do you have a drawer full of plastic silverware from all the take-out you have ordered during the pandemic? Are you now in the habit of eating directly from the cardboard box or plastic tray in a bid to enjoy your food while it’s still warm? Do you miss the coziness of a booth or a candlelit nook with real tablecloths and condiments that don’t come in disposable packets? There is a way to continue supporting local restaurants but have a more elegant experience while also staying safe. And you can win a $100 gift card to the Coronado restaurant of your choice while doing it! more >>

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Coronadan John J. Wiseley is very proud to announce the release of his new horror novel, “Hamilton House.”

“Hamilton House” is a break from Wiseley’s past novels of sci-fi genre, filled with rich characters and intriguing story line.

Megan Nutter from Nampa, Idaho said of “Hamilton House,” “It’s enthralling! The story sucked me in and never let me go!” more >>

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On Feb. 5, 2021, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores(NACDS) held a nationwide press conference to inform members of the press about the coordinated effort to supply the COVID vaccine to select pharmacies nationwide. This effects Walgreens in Coronado and CVS Pharmacy in Imperial Beach.

The information stage was set with a cast of people at the heart of the distribution of the vaccine to pharmacies across the U.S. The briefing and Q & A was narrated by Chris Krese, Sr. VP of Marketing and Media Relations for NACDS. Those answering questions, all of NACDS, were:

Steven Anderson, president & CEO; Kathleen Jaeger, Sr. VP of Pharmacy Care & Patient Advocacy; and Christie Boutte, Sr. VP of State Strategic Affairs & Advocacy.

During the briefing, Anderson emphasized that pharmacies across America are prepared and have the experience to “turn vaccine doses into appointments.” more >>

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The multi-year Coronado Newspaper Project of the Coronado Public Library and the California Digital Newspaper Collection at the University of California Riverside is complete. Coronado’s newspapers from 1887 through 2013 are now available on the web.

The newspapers are fully searchable by subject, keyword, linked words and dates, and search results bring up articles or full pages of the newspapers. Images of specific articles can also be retrieved. Researchers and people with any interest level can look up stories, businesses, homes they lived in, obituaries, sports, and even ads. Some of the newspapers include: more >>