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The Port of San Diego and the City of Coronado are hosting a celebration to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Grand Caribe Shoreline Park and its artwork “Sheltering Wings” on Friday, July 30, 2021, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the park, 598 Grand Caribe Causeway, in Coronado.

The event is being held during National Parks and Recreation Month, a recognition more >>

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The Coronado Chamber’s 36th Annual Salute to the Military will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Hotel del Coronado on the newly-renovated Windsor Lawn. Guests will enjoy a night of celebration outdoors to enjoy the sunset and an evening under the stars. This year’s theme is The Young & The Brave: Applauding Our Military Kids. The event sponsors more than 100 active-duty couples more >>

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In honor of the Coronado Playhouse’s 75th anniversary, they are inviting you to join the 75 for 75 campaign. For only $75, you will be helping Coronado Playhouse stay afloat in this pivotal year.

For only $75, your name will be added to a list of founders that intend to keep the Playhouse moving for the next 75 years. The goal is to raise a minimum of $7,500 for the year. more >>

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Summer school enrollment is at an all time high in California as schools deal with the fallout of the post pandemic school year. Coronado Unified School District is no exception. Stacy Morrissey, the district’s Math and Science ToSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) during the regular school year, has taken on the challenge of serving as Coronado Unified School District’s (CUSD) Summer School Principal for secondary education.

“Not all students struggled with distance learning, but many did. More than we normally see,” said Morrissey. She explained that learning loss and credit recovery guided the planning for summer school classes. more >>

Meet Jax, a sweet and handsome Weimaraner mix looking for a fun family who will show him the… more >>

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Seasoned sports photographer for the Coronado Eagle & Journal and a Behavioral Health Aide to the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD), Kelley “Kel” Casey, was in attendance at the now infamous State Championship basketball game between Coronado High School (CHS) and Orange Glen. Casey, who’s been a credentialed photographer at Coronado’s basketball games since 2010, couldn’t have imagined going into the game that it would have such a profound impact on her life and the community. I sat down with Casey who wanted a chance to share her experience and unique perspective as a photographer that night.

The evening of the game Casey arrived a half-hour early, per usual, to get set up. “The very first thing I noticed was that there were a lot of Orange Glen fans sitting in the section where our students usually sit, so exactly opposite our home more >>

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The Coronado Rugby Club, the Islanders Sports Foundation and the City of Coronado have teamed up to bring Spellman Performance to Coronado in the Coronado Speed Camp, July 19-23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal of the camp is to help young athletes accelerate their dreams, train smarter and run faster.

This camp is designed to help young athletes master speed through biomechanics, advanced technical training and individualized programs. Spellman Performance Speed coaches will provide speed and agility training and a personalized speed profile for each junior athlete speed. Athletes undergo diagnostic testing that will give them insight into their overall acceleration and velocity. They will analyze force velocity profile (FVP), split time, kinematics, and technical proficiency. more >>

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Open since mid-June, the Spreckels Center launched with limited in-person classes and continues to add more each month. Participants are enjoying reconnecting and newcomers are walking in the doors to learn more about what is going on. more >>

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An innovative new website was launched last Friday that is dedicated to enhancing the golf game for over 10 million mature, U.S. golfers. Fore! Sixty offers curated, age-appropriate products and relevant guidance from a team of experts including golf coaches Hall of Fame inductee Mike Wydra.

Fore! Sixty was created by two 60-something successful entrepreneurs, Jim Plumb and Ralph Fascitelli with strong athletic backgrounds and an ongoing, albeit often “one way,” love affair with the game of golf.

“All of us baby boomers have to sooner or later face the fact that the par fours we used to easily reach with a driver and a seven iron are often a bridge too far to reach in regulation,” said Coronado native and co-founder Plumb. more >>

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Every athlete at every age has dreams; big or small, athletes dream of rising to the highest levels of their respective sport. The question is, how far and how hard will an athlete work to make those dreams into a reality? Those who put in extra hours and work hard even when no one is watching are often the ones that make their dreams come true. For anyone looking for proof of this, look no further than 17-year-old Coronado native CJ Fodrey.

On April 6, 2021, CJ signed a contract with the local professional soccer team, the San more >>

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San Diego Blood Bank is partnering with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, on a new research study involving plasma from donors who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The intent of the study is to test antibodies raised by COVID-19 vaccines found in the plasma of participants against new variants of the COVID-19 virus as they emerge. We need participants. more >>

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On Thursday, July 1, Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) announced that Shane Schmeichel has been selected to fill the newly created position of Director of Special Programs. Schmeichel is beginning his 10th year at CUSD, having served as Coronado High School (CHS) Assistant Principal and Principal. 

“My heart and soul have been at and with CHS for the past nine years,” Schmeichel said in a letter to staff announcing his new position. “CHS is a place of great strengths and during tough times, we have found ways to thrive and evolve. CHS has amazing students, some of the best in the world, and they are lucky to have you all helping them become happy and successful adults.” 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 >>