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“Golf Cart” Opportunity Drawing Benefits Coronado Schools

Enter to win a brand new, six-seat golf cart. Willis Allen Real Estate in Coronado is the sponsor of the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) opportunity drawing for this candy apple red golf cart and tickets are available in their office at 875 Orange Avenue. This Forester Six Passenger Electric Golf Cart is powered by a 48 Volt 5KW-AC motor and comes with a two-year bumper to bumper warranty.

Valued at almost $10,000, the drawing for this street legal vehicle takes place at the CSF Telethon on Wednesday, March 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. Broadcast live from the Coronado High School Theatre, this year’s Telethon features four different game show competitions starring students and teachers at Silver Strand and Village Elementary Schools, as well as Coronado Middle and Coronado High

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:21 pm. Updated: 5:32 pm. | Tags: Coronado Schools Foundation , Willis Allen Real Estate , Csf Telethon , Coronado , Coronado, California

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... Capt. Fred M. Nevitt, Jr. USN

Born May 5, 1924, Captain Fred M. Nevitt, Jr. was the only child of a blacksmith and his wife. Growing up in rural Newton, Kansas, he was instilled early with the values of hard work and a strong moral ethic.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:01 pm. Updated: 5:27 pm.

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Optimist Club Of Coronado 2020 Oratorical Contest

Ever wonder what it would be like to live with no constraints? No limitations? No frustrations? Coronado school students have an opportunity to muse on these ideas and speak on the theme Just Imagine a World Without Boundaries in the 2020 Coronado Optimists Oratorical Contest.

This is the 49th year of the Coronado Optimists’ contest and will be held in the Winn Room at the Coronado Library on Monday, March 2 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The contest is an enjoyable but serious public-speaking opportunity for Coronado students to explore why they are so confident and optimistic about their future. All are invited to attend the contest, especially the students’ families and friends, and be amazed with the students’ insights and the quality of their speeches.

All Coronado school students, including home-schooled students, under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2019 (there is no minimum age) are eligible to participate and encouraged to apply. Students are urged to work with his/her teacher to prepare their speech.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:52 am. Updated: 5:33 pm. | Tags: Optimist Club Of Coronado , Coronado , 2020 Coronado Optimists Oratorical Contest , Coronado, California

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Art & Frames To Host Show

Art & Frames, 936 Orange Avenue, will host a petite show opening on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring artist

Posted in Coronado home and business on Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:31 pm. Updated: 5:28 pm. | Tags: Coronado, California , Uwe Werner , Art & Frames , Coronado , Orange Avenue

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Islander Boys Basketball Team Claims 2020 City League Championship

“Tuesday, Feb. 4, we traveled to University City to start our second round through league play. University City (UC) started the game hitting six threes in the first quarter en route to a 24-17 lead. UC would increase that lead to 38-27 at half. Both teams traded scoring runs in the third quarter and ultimately the lead was still 11 going into the final frame.

“The bright spot was that UC picked up seven fouls in the quarter which meant we were shooting bonus free throws the rest of the way. We traded baskets with UC for the first two minutes, then our scoring picked up tremendously while getting key stops on defense. With two minutes to go Wayne McKinney III hit a 3 to pull us within two points and after a Kieran Ashley block, Mike Cunningham hit a 25 footer to give us our first lead of the game. A couple more stops and layups by McKinney and Ashley gave us a five point cushion. UC hit a three at the buzzer to make the final score 74-72. It was a signature win for us coming back from what looked like a night that wasn’t going to go our way. Scoring 30 points in an eight minute high school quarter is quite a feat.


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Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:25 pm.

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Key Points: The 2020 Coronado Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority released the Draft Environmental Impact Report related to the creation of the Naval Air Station North Island Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.

This proposed Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan will have implications on more than 1,000 existing residential units and commercial properties in Coronado that will restrict how they can be developed in the future. If adopted, the Compatibility Plan would impose new development restrictions on properties located in the Clear Zone, Accident Potential Zone I, and Accident Potential Zone II, including new limits on density, allowable land uses, a prohibition of new subdivisions, and requirements for noise attenuation measures in new construction.

Because the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Compatibility Plan was released during the holidays, the City requested an extension to the comment period. The Airport Authority extended the comment period by 10 days and is accepting comments through Feb. 18. At the direction of the City Council, the City will submit its formal comment letter before the end of the extended comment period.

Posted in Coronado city news on Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:13 pm. Updated: 5:29 pm.

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What Makes A Marriage Last? ... The Grandmother I Always Wanted

February is the love month when everyone, even elementary children, focus on acts of love or friendship. Married couples expect to show their love with flowers, candy, special meals, eating out, or other creative gestures. Showing love is important in any relationship if you wish it to thrive.

No one goes into marriage expecting it to fail, but what goes into making a good marriage that lasts? Pre-marriage counselors point out that faithfulness, common interests and values, respect for each other, and a willingness to work through problems are essential for a solid, happy union that endures the tests of time. Those who have been in a marriage for several years know that marriage is not easy. Each person is unique, so living with anyone takes patience and a willingness to understand the other person. It takes a lot of deliberate effort with a mindset imprinted with “We love each other enough to make this work.”

Posted in Opinion on Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:56 pm. Updated: 5:30 pm.

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Emerald Keeper’s Poster Contest

Emerald Keeper’s is hosting a poster contest, in conjunction with the Coronado Public Library, to encourage people to use sustainable practices for the health of the oceans. Entrants are asked to submit original work on a 18 X 12 inch paper or poster board. One entry will be accepted per person. On the back, include your name, grade, phone number and email. Bring all entries to the Coronado Library, 640 Orange Avenue on later than Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.

Grade categories for entry are kindergarten through second grade; third through fifth grade; six through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. Winners will be announced on March 6 and cash prizes will be awarded at the “green” city council meeting on March 17.

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Spiro’s Greek Café ... Continuing A Tradition Of Comfort Food

Whether you have ever been to Greece or not, you can have a taste of that country right here in town. Spiro’s Greek Café opened in 1998 thanks to Spiro and Nancy Chaconas with the idea of creating a Greek taverna where families can sit down and enjoy a meal together. That spirit has continued through the years with locals and tourists flocking to Spiro’s for a little slice of Greece.

Chaconas, a native of Greece and his wife Nancy traveled to Greece after their wedding and when they returned, they decided to open a Greek restaurant. Chaconas’ now grown sons Michael and Demetrious have worked for the restaurant in different capacities over the years.

On a sunny Saturday my family headed to Spiro’s to have lunch. Through the years like many locals, we have enjoyed a meal at Spiro’s sitting at one of the outdoor tables watching people and sailboats go by, and the the downtown views. Other times we have ordered take out and enjoyed our meal at home especially on winter nights.

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Safe Streets Ballot Measure Continues To Move Forward

Coronado residents were alerted in the September 25 Eagle & Journal that a group of residents, headed up by Ruth Ann Fisher, Michael Fisher, and Kathleen McDonald, intended to put a Safe Streets Measure on the ballot in November.

The full page, “Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition” urged voters to support the Safe Streets Measure, and included the full text of the measure. The general intent of the measure appears to be to prevent and limit right and left hand turns on State Highway 75 (Third Street/Pomona) coming off the bridge onto the island. More specifically, it reads, “Currently, left hand turns from Third Street/Pomona Avenue onto A, B and C Avenues are restricted only during the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. … There are no right hand turn

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:49 am. Updated: 5:32 pm. | Tags: Ruth Ann Fisher , Kathleen Mcdonald , California State Route 75 , Safe Streets Measure , Coronado , Coronado, California , City Of Coronado

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USTA Adult Tennis Tourney

The third annual Coronado USTA Adult Tournament will take place Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 15-17, at the Coronado Tennis Center courts,

Posted in Coronado sports on Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:45 pm. Updated: 3:50 pm.

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Coronado Unified Preschool Program Registration

The Coronado Unified School District Preschool Program is proud to announce they began accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Feb. 3, 2020. Applications are available at Crown’s website under Admissions and Registration

The preschool office is located at 199 Sixth Street. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program will be hosting an Open House to the public on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Crown Preschool, 199 Sixth Street.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Monday, February 10, 2020 11:48 am. Updated: 12:03 pm. | Tags: Coronado, California , Coronado Unified School District , Cusd Preschool , Coronado

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Coronado Newspaper Project Complete, Local Newspapers Searchable Online

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.

Win Village Theater Tickets With The Eagle Weekender

The Coronado Eagle & Journal’s e-blast, the Eagle Weekender, randomly selects a weekly winner on their subscribers list to receive 2 free tickets to the Coronado Village Theater. This has been a huge success due to the support and donation of tickets from the Coronado Village Theater.

Posted in Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:53 pm.

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