The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) is excited to roll out the red carpet on November 10-14, 2021, returning to the traditional festival format of in-person screenings, events, panels, parties and our premiere gala event, the Leonard Maltin Celebrity Tribute Dinner in the Hotel Del Coronado’s iconic Crown Room. Cognizant that COVID-19 will continue to have a direct impact on attendees, as well as on US and international filmmakers, the festival will also host a virtual cinema similar to last year’s more >>
U.S. Navy Cmdr. William Edward “Slim” Townsend was born Jan. 7, 1910, in Canton, Ohio. He grew up the oldest of three sons of a Presbyterian Minister.
Success in high school led to his Congressional Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. more >>
This year’s Boys Volleyball team is loaded with 10 seniors. They are off to a fast start, winning their first three matches. On Tuesday, April 20, the Islanders faced Hoover High School and won a close and challenging match three games to one by scores of 25 – 15; 22 – 25; 25 – 23 and 25 - 18
On Thursday, Coronado hosted Christian more >>
This summer Coronado Recreation & Golf Services is offering five different specialty dance camps to get your children moving!
First up, preschool camps for ages 3 to 6 are being offered from 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. This includes “Move 2 The Beat,” June 17 to 21, and “Twirl Spin and more >>
When it’s time to define leadership, most of us think of responsibility, initiative, vision, and innovation. Then when you add in leadership during a pandemic, most of us have to stop and think – what does that look like? Look no further than Sue Gillingham, the Coronado Chamber’s Executive Director.
The past 14 months have shown most of us what our true colors really are. Gillingham’s glimmer brightly in Coronado green and gold. As soon as the pandemic hit in early March last year, not a beat was skipped; she quickly gathered her Chamber team and Board of Directors and put forth immense efforts to assist in rapidly changing rules and regulations for local businesses, began creative local marketing campaigns for restaurants, retailers, and fueled a Loyal To Local campaign that called upon the community to support local businesses as frequently as possible. more >>
“The best way to return to normalcy is to start to plan for normalcy,” said Mayor Bailey. Expressing cautious optimism at the April 20, 2021 meeting, the Coronado City Council voted unanimously to provide funding up to $30,000 for the Fourth of July fireworks display. “Our goal is to return us to some semblance of a normal holiday while keeping our public safe,” said Councilmember Heinze.
State and County officials have announced that the Covid restrictions, including those for public gatherings, are planned to end on June 15. With that in mind, all of the elements of Coronado’s signature holiday celebration will be planned ‘in pencil’ awaiting any last minute changes to public health regulations.
The most recent updates related to the holiday: the Port of San Diego will not have the Big Bay Boom fireworks and Coronado will be the only downtown San Diego more >>
CoSA isn’t only shorthand for the Coronado School of the Arts at Coronado High School, it is also the title of an original digital dance concert produced by the program’s Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance. But cosa, the concert, isn’t referring to its namesake. Taking their cue from the Spanish word “cosa,” which translates to “thing” in English, faculty and student choreographers have created a program comprised of dance films based on the objects in our lives that define us. From pillow to mirror to graduation cap to moon, this is the stuff that in small or large ways has become part of our identities.
Director Gina Bolles Sorensen has woven dances by five faculty choreographers and seven student choreographers into a full-length digital dance concert streaming on demand May 14-16. more >>
Harmony is the simultaneous combination of tones and chordal structure, found pleasing to the ear. In the recent restoration of 532 Marina, a form of visual harmony was achieved by cutting-edge builder Michael Tontz, of Tontz Construction.
The Marina home has been often referred to over the decades as, the “Musical House.” It accommodated the three children and numerous grandchildren of Captain and Mrs. Stewart Reynolds.
Perhaps the most famous of those was Nick Reynolds, who was a founding member of the Kingston Trio, well known for their harmonies in the 1950s and 1960s, and celebrated and loved around the world. Grandchildren Joey and Tommy Harris continue to entertain crowds with their music. more >>
How to survive and recover when Coronado experiences a major earthquake was the topic at the Coronado Roundtable’s monthly meeting in April. Mark Benthien, Director for Communications, Education and Outreach for the Southern California Earthquake Center located at the University of Southern California was the speaker at the Roundtable’s tenth consecutive ZOOM meeting. His presentation was designed to increase awareness, save lives and minimize economic loss from earthquake damage.
Mr. Benthien described the global earthquake patterns, emphasizing the Pacific Plate and the so-called “Ring of Fire” encircling the ocean on which Coronado faces. Of particular interest are the San Andreas Fault which runs east of San Diego and, more particularly, the Rose Canyon Fault more >>
Even though you haven’t heard from Brady’s Clothing for Men lately, they’re still very active in their temporary location in the Del, across from the Signature Shop, as the massive construction project continues to transform the wonderful 134 year-old grand dame into a true fantasy-land.
Springing fresh into Spring and getting ready for Summer, Brady’s has introduced a new line, 7 Diamonds. more >>
This article is the first in a series about CHA’s Going the Extra Mile Award.
The Annual GEM Award is truly a community award. It has been awarded to locals since 2013. Last year, the 2020 GEM Award was presented to Chip and Candice Kislack’s home at 1006 G Avenue. The GEM (Going the Extra Mile) is an award that recognizes a homeowner’s commitment to preserve and restore, rather than replace, a historic home, contributing to Coronado’s unique and architecturally richly built environment.
Each year, the GEM Committee considers historic homes and properties that have been nominated by CHA membership. GEM Award finalists must have completed a recent restoration or more >>
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 >>