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Win An Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Ave Beach Towel

This holiday season, to amp up the excitement about shopping local in Coronado, the Chamber of Commerce is running a contest focused on the great ways to eat, shop, and play local.

The Chamber has teamed up with Coronado creative Jacques Spitzer’s Raindrop Branding and Advertising company to conjure an eye-popping brand for Coronado’s #SpectacularFromStoreToShore campaign, celebrating all that our hospitality businesses have to offer. As a special treat, Coronado’s Ian Urtnowski at URT Clothing has taken the retro Orange Ave logo and produced a zingy orange beach towel - so silky on one side it doubles as a luxe blanket!

These beach must-haves are not available for purchase but on December 20th the Coronado Chamber will be announcing 15 lucky winners

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado home and business, Coronado island news on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:07 am. Updated: 4:11 pm. | Tags: Coronado Chamber Of Commerce , Coronado, California , Orange Avenue

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... SO1 (SEAL) Remington Jordan Peters

“Destroy that which is evil so that which is good may flourish.”

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, December 13, 2019 4:05 pm. Updated: 4:10 pm. | Tags: S01 (seal) Remington Jordan Peters , Avenue Of The Heroes , Coronado , Orange Avenue , Coronado, California

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Annual Coronado Cookies, Cocoa ’n Carols To Be Held Dec. 20

Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church invites the Coronado community to another Cookies, Cocoa ’n Carols family sing-along around the Nativity on Friday, Dec. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Carolers of all ages will receive free take-home Christmas carol lyric booklets, servings of steamy cocoa, and handfuls of freshly baked cookies. Caroling will be a cappella, led by the church music director, Kimberlee Joseph and a team of joyful musicians beginning at 6:45 p.m. and finishing at 7:30 p.m.

Helping to make Cookies, Cocoa ’n Carols a larger attraction each year is the spectacular spotlighted Nativity on the lawn in front of the sanctuary at the corner of C Avenue and Tenth Street. A gift from the church deacons in 2008, the Nativity is a favorite place for younger carolers to pose with the manger figures for holiday photos. Each year, the Nativity draws hundreds of passersby and their cameras throughout the Christmas season.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, December 13, 2019 3:59 pm. Updated: 4:43 pm. | Tags: Coronado, California , Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church , Cookies, Cocoa ’n Carols , Coronado

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Parking Meter Holidays

Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, parking will be free in the City’s commercial corridor. “Parking Meter Holidays” will run through Wednesday, Dec. 25, this

Posted in Coronado city news on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:48 am. Updated: 4:43 pm.

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Jeff Tyler Concludes Eight-Year Run With Coronado Cultural Arts Commission

Jeff Tyler, the last original commissioner of the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission attended his last meeting one week ago, after serving for eight years. For the last four years he has served as the commission’s chairman.

A disclosure is called for at this point. Jeff and my wife Sharon have been members of the Coronado Community Church Choir for 19 years. Tyler was also the real estate agent who handled the sale of our residence last year. Which is another way of saying this won’t be a hard-hitting expose.

Tyler was born in Enfield, Connecticut, about 25 miles north of Hartford, Connecticut. After a couple of years at the University of Connecticut, Jeff enrolled in the Naval Enlisted Science Education Program, which eventually helped pay for the balance of his undergraduate degrees at the University of Washington. “I carried in a lot of credits to UW and finished in three years. My first degree is in Oceanography and my second degree is in Geology. Then I used the GI Bill to go to National University and earn my MBA in Computer Information Systems Management. In 1981 I earned that degree when I was still on active duty.

Adopt-A-Pet

Meet Woolfie, a sage and sunny senior feline who came to PAW w…

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:58 am.

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City Council Reviews Order Of Universal Playground Installations In Coronado

Coronado’s City Council returned to action Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, and the meeting, including a seven-minute recess, covered three hours and 15 minutes. The primary topic of discussion, at least from a time-expended standpoint, was the council revisiting at the city staff’s request, the order of upgrade for the city’s parks and playgrounds to a barrier-free universal design. One of the primary concerns from a financial perspective for the city, is the redesign of Mathewson Park, the first project on the list, is estimated to cost between $240,000 and $275,000. Equipment replacement only for the same park is estimated to be approximately $50,000.

The cost differential can be explained by the following paragraph from the city staff report, which addresses the proposed redesign at Mathewson Park. “Design goals for the park include maintaining a similar or slightly larger playground equipment footprint with better distributed playground apparatus,

Posted in Coronado city news on Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:01 am. Updated: 11:06 am. | Tags: Coronado, California , Coronado City Council , Bill Sandke , Richard Bailey , Marvin Heinze , Mike Donovan , Whitney Benzian , Coronado News , Coronado

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Knights Of Columbus Host Annual Christmas Party For Seniors

The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus have been busy this holiday season.

More than 60 seniors and their guests enjoyed an afternoon Christmas party that included music by the band “Blue Zone” and the traditional holiday turkey dinner in the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library, compliments of the Knights of Columbus Coronado Council 5216.

Grand Knight Ernie Griffes and his wife, Carol Hamilton Griffes welcomed the guests as they entered the room. Fr. Michael Murphy, Pastor of the Sacred Heart Church started off the event by thanking everyone for coming and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, December 13, 2019 3:53 pm. Updated: 3:57 pm. | Tags: Knights Of Columbus , Sacred Heart Church , Coronado Public Library , Columbus Coronado Council , Coronado , Coronado, California

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The Grandmother I Always Wanted: The Joy Of Christmas

I woke this morning to joyful Christmas music. As I cleaned the breakfast dishes, I did a few dance steps and sang heartedly. Most of the seasonal music is lively or inspirational. After all, it is the “most wonderful time of the year.” Some songs jolt our memories to younger times, childhood or parenthood, and let us feel the warmth of Christmases past. December is a happy month, or it should be. Yes, a few will be grieving, but most of us should suspend the unpleasant and honor the season.

Listening to speakers, however, you might not expect the joy. The Age of Anxiety seems to be a

Coronado Boys Soccer Team Tackles Tough Opposition In Early Going

Typically at the outset of the season, we run a preview piece for each team and as a rule we usually start with the seniors on the team. For the 2019-20 Islander Boys Soccer Team that turned out to be a more challenging assignment than usual as 13 of the 23 squad members are seniors. To complete this line of thought, there are also six juniors, three sophomores and a freshman on the roster compiled by Head Coach Aaron Brooks.

The seniors include: Jack Irvine, Ramon Inchaurrandieta, Diego Mendoza, Rene Rodriguez, Anthony Dick, Fernando Jimenez, Ryan Smith, Corey Bible, Connor Irvine, Pablo Zaragoza, Santi Camus, Esteban Toscano and Bernardo Waisbrod. The Junior class is represented by Enrique Leon, Eli Hallal, Miguel De Pablo Galvez, Max Lopez, Nathan Sanchez, and Josh Littrell. Sophomores include Connor Buckley, Garrett Sauter and Jack Hunt. The Freshmen include just Owen Monahan.

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Your Coronado Chamber Of Commerce Says ... #ShopEatPlayLocal, This Holiday Season

With over 200 food, retail and activity options right here on the island, Coronadans have their gift purchases all wrapped up!

If you think about it, shopping local is a bit like using a store loyalty card that gives you bonuses down the line, only instead of a free pastry or a sample-size mascara you get a thriving community! It is exciting to think just how much this mutual benefit is in our hands (and wallets!). If every household in Coronado spent $100 shopping locally, that would bring a $100,000 to the island. During the holiday season the potential is even greater - according to the finance experts at Fortunly, Americans spend an average of $500 on gifts, yet high income households are the ones doing the greatest percentage of their gift shopping online - 59%! With Shop Small Saturday coming up this weekend we have more incentive than ever to support our local businesses, many of whom are offering fun free gifts and refreshments along

Posted in Coronado home and business on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:28 am. Updated: 12:08 pm. | Tags: Coronado, California , Coronado , Coronado Chamber Of Commerce , Coronado Mainstreet , Coronado Eagle & Journal , Shop Small Saturday , City Of Coronado

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The Nutcracker Comes To Coronado

The Inspire School of Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Avenue. Perfect for the holidays, this beloved ballet will take place on

Posted in Coronado island news on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:04 pm. Updated: 12:09 pm.

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“2020 Celebrating Coronado Artists” Banners Series

The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission invites local artists to submit images of original artwork for the “2020 Celebrating Coronado Artists” banners series.

Banners will be displayed on Orange Avenue in Coronado April, May, and June in 2020. Applications are available online at CoronadoARTS.com or at City Hall. The application deadline is Feb. 1 at 5 p.m.

Art may be images of original paintings, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, and graphic art. Images should be suitable for viewing via a

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00 am. Updated: 10:26 am. | Tags: Coronado , Cultural Arts Commission , Coronado Cultural Arts Commission , Coronado, California , City Of 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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