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For over 50 years, concurrent to serving as Coronado’s historian, the Coronado Historical Association has collected, safeguarded, and shared the history of our City and its people. As we reopen, we are reflecting on the ways that this year has shown us more than many in recent memory the importance of history and the strength of Coronado’s community. Local history is not documented in national textbooks, so organizations like CHA serve local communities as their archival and artifact repository and collective memory. This history is best understood through the voices of local citizens and their photographs, writings, and items they produce and hold dear. more >>

    Our third featured artist in the Coronado Spring Banner Series is painter Matt DeGree. His banner’s artwork is titled Kids on Coronado and is located on Orange Avenue near RH Dana Place. All banners in this series are currently on display from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas through the end of June.

    Matt DeGree was born on Coronado into a Navy family that traveled the world, moving every few years since more >>

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    Summertime means Summer Reading at the Coronado Public Library. All ages can win prizes and be entered into grand-prize raffles, as well as participate in activities and attend events such as the Summer Reading Kick-off Luau.

    The Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 21-Aug. 13, is a chance to win prizes just for logging books read. All kids, teens, and adults are invited to participate. This year’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World.”

    Participants can visit coronado.beanstack.org to register and log the books they read. Paper reading logs are also available for those who prefer. more >>

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    Coronado Promenade Concerts resume in Spreckels Park beginning June 20 with concerts every Sunday through Sept. 5, except on July 4.

    The City Council will consider a request by the Concerts’ board of directors to add an additional concert for Sept. 12 since no concert will be held on the Fourth of July. more >>

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    One local business that has become a mainstay and central part of the community is Boney’s Bayside Market (Boney’s, for short). Family-owned and celebrating 16 years in Coronado this October, Boney’s prides itself on its foundation of health and wellness, both when it comes to groceries and to developing community.

    Deborah “Debi” Boney, who owns the store with her sons, has a degree in health and wellness and sought to bring an alternative, locally focused grocery option to Coronado when she opened the store back in 2005. I spoke with Boney Bayside Market’s longtime bookkeeper and human resources manager, Bobbi-Lyn Carter, who told me of the long history the Boney family has in the produce and grocery service, and how Debi Boney wanted to honor that in creating Boney’s Bayside Market. more >>

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    Prior to beginning the business portion of the June 3 Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) Governing Board meeting, the Board heard 55 minutes of public comment on items that were not on the meeting agenda. The majority of the comments concerned the ‘No Place For Hate’ (NPFH) school climate program adopted at all four of the district schools. Some speakers also addressed the district’s Equity Committee. Those who brought up concerns with NPFH cited the program’s overreach and its connection with the Anti-Defamation League. The majority of speakers who supported the program shared direct positive student experiences from participation in program events in both elementary and high school. Elected officials are prohibited from discussing non-agendized subjects at the meeting so there was no further information from the district.

    The business part of the meeting contained numerous more >>

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    “Mrs. Doubtfire”

    Christine Johnson

    Father’s Day is made a little more special when you find a great movie that highlights the lengths a dad will go to be with his children. The 1993 award winning film “Mrs. Doubtfire,” starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan is a comedy that showcases the endless talents of Williams, and what an important role dads play in our lives. In an effort to spend time with his children, Daniel (Williams) is hired by his ex-wife Miranda (Field) as the perfect nanny to help with her three children at home. She does not suspect that Mrs. Doubtfire is her ex-husband in disguise. Prior to this, Daniel had let the children run loose with no rules, never participating in the responsibilities of being a husband or father. more >>

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    Women & Wealth Lecture series will return with “Finding and Funding Your Why” on Wednesday, June 23, presented by Courtney Vollbracht of T. Rowe Price. Wine and appetizers will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will go from 6 to 7 p.m. more >>

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    “We are well under where we need to be in our fundraising,” said Coronado Fourth of July Committee [CFOJ] President Todd Tanghe. The committee has raised $26,000 and needs another $38,000 to reach its goal.

    The CFOJ is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that plans and funds the community-wide celebration. “Most people don’t realize that although the City of Coronado supports the event [Council approved underwriting the fireworks show at a cost of $30,000 and pays for extra city staff and police] the planning and fundraising are the sole responsibility of our non-profit group.” said Tanghe. more >>

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    The track season finally came to an end last Saturday at the Division III CIF finals. Field events started at 3:30 p.m., with track events beginning at 5:30 p.m. Once again, we were at Valley Center High School.

    Lindsey Balsley and Zane Delcore were first up, with Lindsey competing in the long jump and Zane in both the long jump and shot put. Fortunately, the long jump pit and the shot put ring were close enough, so Zane didn’t have far to walk too far between the two events. The schedule for field events is structured so that athletes competing in one event don’t have to compete in another at the same time. more >>

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    Residents can provide their comments on the San Diego Association of Governments draft 2021 Regional Plan through July 30.

    A virtual meeting is being planned for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, to present an overview of the long-term transportation plan and opportunities for public engagement. The City is working on acquiring copies of the plan to place at the Coronado Public Library and at City Hall for the public to review. more >>

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    The Orange Avenue Banner Program, initiated by the City in 2016 and funded through a Discover Coronado Community Enhancement Grant, displays banners on the Orange Avenue corridor from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. The banner program includes two series open to local nonprofit organizations seeking to display banners along Orange either during the September 15 through T hanksgiving series or the January through March series.

    Visit CoronadoARTS.com to download the Orange Avenue Banner Policy documents and an application to be considered for the open banner series under the Opportunities Menu on the website. The Discover Coronado grant funds the costs of production and installation of 30 sets of banners. Applying organizations must submit camera ready art for consideration. 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 >>