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17th Annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta Sails Into San Diego Bay Aug. 23-24

The largest summertime water event on San Diego Bay—the annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta—will be held on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, the event will support Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program, which offers a unique environment for patients with a life-limiting illness, to meet their needs in a comfortable home setting.

The event kicks off Friday evening, Aug. 23 with a pre-race dinner and silent auction, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 24, when guests will board

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, May 17, 2019 2:18 pm. Updated: 9:24 am.

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May Is Mental Health Month

Did you know that May is mental Health Month? At Coronado SAFE our mission is to provide prevention and early intervention to improve the emotional and behavioral health of youth in Coronado.

It is important to be aware of warning signs that your child may be struggling. You can play a critical role in knowing when your child may need help.

Consult with a school counselor, school nurse, mental health provider, or another health care professional if your child shows one or more of the following behaviors:

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Sign Up Today For Coronado Summer Enrichment

Break computer codes, learn about fascinating Coronado mysteries, explore motion, force, friction and energy, and express yourself through paint and dance at Coronado Summer Enrichment. These are just a few of the many exciting learning opportunities provided this year though the Coronado Schools Foundation’s hands-on STEAM-inspired classes. The program offers two one-week sessions (June 17-21, June 24-28) with classes for children entering grades kindergarten through 12th grade. All students welcome!

For high schoolers seeking to get a head start on the college application process, offered is a two-week SAT Test Prep and a Common College Application course. Students entering kindergarten or transition kindergarten will get a jump start at school with Jump Start Kindergarten.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 pm. Updated: 9:25 am.

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Treating Hip Pain Free Seminar

Sharp Coronado Hospital will be hosting a free seminar on treating hip pain on Tuesday, May 21,

Posted in Coronado home and business on Friday, May 17, 2019 2:19 pm. Updated: 9:24 am.

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Islander Softball Completes Undefeated Regular Season At 21-0-1, Earns Division III No. 1 Seed

There was a certain degree of inevitability to the last week of the regular season for the Islander Softball Team. They were scheduled to play three games, two against teams from the City League and the other one against Francis Parker, the team responsible for a 7-7 tie March 8, when the game was called due to darkness. That result became the only slight blemish on an otherwise undefeated season. Unfortunately the re-match between the Islanders and the Lancers didn’t occur, as Parker only had seven players healthy due to injury and they had to forfeit last Tuesday’s game. Ironically, the final score in a softball forfeit is 7-0.

The other two games were a 13-0 victory over a very young La Jolla Viking team and a 11-2 win road win at Morse. The only real importance of the final week of the season was the Islanders needed one league victory to win the City League title outright. Mission accomplished, as Coronado finished two games ahead of second place San Diego. The two victories did assist in solidifying the team’s No. 1 seed atop Division III for the coming CIF Playoffs, but more on that later.

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Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:03 pm.

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Council Finalizes Community Grant Policy; Hears Community Input On Logos College

During the Coronado City Council meeting of Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the council spent one hour and 17 minutes of their three hour and 33 minute meeting discussing Community Grant policies and procedures. Combined with the one hour and 31 minutes of discussion from their April 16, 2019, meeting spent on the same issue, the council has covered the waterfront on the concept and then covered it again.

What is now in force is a grant policy that is five and one-half pages long, with an additional five page application, which includes examples and a scoring mechanism to grade the submittals. What was once a policy friendly to local non-profits and in need of some level of tightening, has morphed into

Posted in Coronado city news on Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:05 pm. Updated: 12:13 pm.

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Memorial Day Services Planned At Star Park, May 27

Memorial Day is a time to remember, a time to honor our soldiers and sailors. This year, services will take place on Monday, May 27, at Coronado’s Star Park. Each year, Coronado Post 2422 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, hosts this emotional Memorial Day salute to our fallen military. Fittingly, those in attendance grow in number each year.

Memorial Day services are attended by hundreds of Coronado residents, whether directly or indirectly affected by tragedy or loss. Everyone is encouraged to attend, to help us remember those who died in the service of their nation, and to show their support.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:02 pm. Updated: 12:13 pm.

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2019 “Sit A Spell And Play A Tune”

The City’s Cultural Arts Commission announces the return of its “Sit a Spell and Play a Tune,” three public pianos at Rotary Plaza, Adella Plaza, and the Coronado Ferry Landing. The Commission is recruiting musicians of all ages and skill levels to participate in the opening concerts in May.

“Sit a Spell and Play a Tune” is an interactive, artistic and musical public art program that places three brightly wrapped pianos at outdoor locations around Coronado. The pianos are open to be played by anyone. The program is in its third year. The pianos were donated by residents and wrapped in artwork by local artists

Spin, Stretch And Summer High School Training Camps Added At Coronado Fitness Club

It’s a fun and busy time at Coronado Fitness Club (CFC). A growing membership base and increased summer activity due to tourists and high schoolers have prompted CFC to amp up its class schedule. CFC’s class portfolio includes spin, boot camps, zumba, yoga, TRX and MyZone heart rate zone training.

CFC provides local and visiting high school students options that don’t require a gym membership. Girls Boot Camp and Strength and Speed for Athletes continue through the summer months with flexible rate options to adapt to students’ schedules. “Some kids come in for a couple of weeks, travel with family, then come back to finish the summer with us.,” says CFC owner, Chris Foote. “We want kids to have quality, flexible choices that motivate and safely train their growing bodies.”

High school athletes can track their progress throughout the summer starting with a state-of-the-art InBody scan at Kevin Bruno’s Strength and Speed for High School Athletes. As opposed to focusing on the number on a scale, the InBody scan teaches people what their weight really represents, providing a detailed breakdown of muscle, fat and water in the torso and each arm and leg. For any interested student, Bruno will start the summer showing kids their true body composition. From there, they will work together to set goals, ending the summer session with another scan.

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Coronado Celebrates Preservation Month

Preservation Month is upon us, and it is a month that the Coronado Historical Association proudly celebrates. The scope of this celebration spans far beyond Coronado, though. From local preservation groups, to state historical societies, to businesses and civic organizations across the country, Preservation Month represents an important tradition every year in May.

Throughout the month, many events are planned “that promote historic places and heritage tourism, and that demonstrate the social and economic benefits of historic preservation,” according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Thousands of people partake in Preservation Month events annually.

Established by the National Trust in 1973, Preservation Month originated as National Preservation Week. But in 2005, the National Trust extended the celebration to the entire month of May, intending to provide a greater opportunity to celebrate the diverse heritage of cities and states throughout the U.S.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:04 pm. Updated: 12:15 pm.

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Artists Sought For Contest

The Coronado Music Festival™ is looking for local artists and graphic designers to enter the logo design competition for the 2019 Coronado Music Festival to take place from Sept. 19 - 21, 2019.

Posted in Coronado island news on Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:30 pm. Updated: 1:48 pm.

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Wiley Sisters Contribute To Stanford NCAA Water Polo Title

Playing major roles for the Stanford University Women’s Water Polo Team this season were twin sisters and CHS (’15) Alumnae Mackenzie Wiley and Cassidy Wiley. The pair helped lead the Cardinal to a 9-8 victory over USC in the Finals, played at Stanford May 12. Both are seniors this year, with Mackenzie majoring in International Relations and Cassidy working toward completing her degree in Human Biology.

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, May 17, 2019 2:12 pm. Updated: 9:30 am.

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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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