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29th Annual MotorCars On MainStreet Is April 28

Coronado MainStreet’s annual car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, featuring over 400 pre-’73 restored classic, rod and custom cars and trucks, will be Sunday, April 28. It’s staged in downtown Coronado, one block from the beach, at Isabella and Orange Avenues, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Co-Sponsors Cumming Chevrolet, the City of Coronado, and EDCO welcome participants and spectators to the grand gathering.

There will be live music featuring Tommy Price and The Stilettos and Jumpin’ Jack Flash will be spinning Solid Gold in Star Park. The event brings 12,000 – 15,000 spectators to downtown Coronado and viewing is free. Each year a one-of-a- kind tee shirt featuring a Coronado landmark is created. Tee shirts will be available at the event for spectators to add to their collection.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:13 pm. Updated: 3:35 pm.

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Silver Strand Elementary Is Seeking Luau Sponsors

On Friday, April 26, Silver Strand Elementary will be holding its 24th Annual Luau Dinner & Silent Auction. Not only is this a fun night and a community building event, but it is also the largest fundraiser of the year for the Silver Strand PTO.

The money the PTO raises helps pay for Academic Support and Enrichment (ASE) teachers. These teachers are instrumental in helping classroom teachers meet each child (military or not) at his/her academic level, and help meet individual needs of each child. ASE teachers also bring important enrichment classes to the students, such as music, visual

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Coronado SAFE’s Drug Store Program Showed Impact Of Drug Use To CMS Sixth Graders

Last Tuesday was “Drug Store” day at Coronado Middle School (CMS). And it was no ordinary day in Mayberry. Sixth graders at Coronado Middle School saw a middle school classmate get arrested for stealing prescription drugs. That same classmate ended up in court with competing lawyers arguing over whether state custody would be the best place for the student or staying at home under the guidance of parents was the best answer. Ultimately, the student was remanded to the custody of parents, but ended up at party, took drugs and overdosed. In the emergency room, the classmate hung between life and death. The ER staff didn’t know what the student had ingested exactly, but it appeared to be a combination of alcohol and some type of narcotic. The parents appeared and were devastated.

Drug Store is a program that Coronado SAFE sponsors each year to introduce CMS students to the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:20 pm. Updated: 3:29 pm.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

On Saturday, April 20, the Recreation Department will host its Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunts. There are two breakfast seatings at 8 and 10 a.m.

Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Monday, April 1, 2019 3:12 pm. Updated: 3:29 pm.

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Doctors Joseph Jankiewicz, Tarek Hassanein To Be Honored At This Year’s Hospital Gala

Each year, when Coronado Hospital Foundation holds its annual gala, the largest fundraising event of the year that supports Sharp Coronado Hospital, it honors a person or persons who have made an impact on the hospital and Coronado community.

This year’s “Under the Sea” gala to be held on Saturday, May 11 at Hotel del Coronado, will honor two Sharp-affiliated physicians: Doctors Joseph Jankiewicz and Tarek Hassanein.

Here are the stories of these two dedicated doctors, the roads that led them to Sharp Coronado Hospital, and the impact they have made on their profession.

• Joseph John Jankiewicz, MD

Dr. Joe Jankiewicz is one of Southern California’s premier orthopedic surgeons, and a leading specialist in total joint replacement surgery.

He is also a product of Philadelphia’s hard-working middle class. His father was a shoemaker who never graduated high school and his mother worked at night as a waitress. You can still detect a trace of his Philly accent, and you sense that Jankiewicz is proud to have it wired in his DNA.


Posted in Coronado city news, Coronado island news on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:14 pm.

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City Offers Second Opportunity For Public To Provide Input On Undergrounding Of Utilities

The City held the first of two public meetings on the project to underground utilities in Coronado on April 4. The second will be held on Tuesday, April 23.

The City voted in December to pursue a project using “one-time money” that derived from Coronado having refinanced the remaining development debt. After considering a list of possible projects that included only those that fulfill certain criteria such as not incurring on-going costs and having benefits that would accrue to the larger community, the City Council settled on undergrounding of utilities. In presentations, the project is promoted as having a broad benefit to real estate values in Coronado, improving safety, and enhancing the beauty of the community.

Posted in Coronado city news on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:21 pm. Updated: 3:34 pm.

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CHS Boys Golf Continues To Play Well As Playoffs Approach

Last week the Islander Boys Golf Team lost 195-216 to Cathedral Catholic and 206-231 to St. Augustine. Despite the losses, the Islander freshman duo of Jake McLaughlin and Easton Phillips continued to score well. Against Cathedral, McLaughlin shot a 37, Phillips shot a 38, Javier Hernandez 41 and Gino Frederick shot a 49. The St. Augustine match featured McLaughlin with a 37, Phillips with a 39, Frederick shot a 48 and Matt Schnappauf shot a 49.

This week the Islanders play Scripps Ranch Monday at the Torrey Pines North Course and Wednesday they play La Jolla at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. Currently Coronado is the No. 22 team by stroke average in San Diego County. According to Islander Head Coach Stuart Gordon, the Islanders Playoff Opponent in Division III will likely be either Pacific Ridge or Francis Parker.

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:06 pm. Updated: 3:32 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

Judge David Szumowski Authors Uplifting Book On His Career And Accomplishments

Everyone can benefit from reading an uplifting book on occasion. Coronado resident and retired Superior Court Judge David Szumowski has authored a book that fits that description entitled “Reach for More: A Journey from Loss to Love and Fulfillment.” The book recounts his life and the challenges he faced on his way to a private law career, 12 years as a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney and 18 years on the bench.

The native of Gloversville, New York, is a 1967 graduate of the University of Richmond with a BA in Political Science and History. He was a member of the Army ROTC Corps and after graduation was inducted into the Army. In January 1968 the newly commissioned Second Lieutenant reported to Fort Knox, Kentucky for Armor Basic training. By March 20, 1969, Lt. Szumowski was the commander of the Air Cavalry Troop of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in heavy combat near Dau Tieng, Republic of Vietnam, when his tank was hit by rocket propelled grenade. The explosion blew up his tank and shrapnel severely injured him, causing him to lose his vision. All of the accomplishments listed in the opening paragraph of this column, plus his graduation from the University of Denver Law School in 1973, came after he lost his sight.

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Film Festival To Screen Classic “Field Of Dreams”

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 baseball film, “Field of Dreams,” Coronado Island Film Festival will screen the beloved fantasy-drama on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. at Coronado’s Village Theatre, 820 Orange Avenue.

All tickets are $10 and are on sale now at the theater box office. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Early arrival and lineup is recommended for optimal seating selection.

Nominated for three Academy awards (Best Picture, Best Writing, and Best Music), the film stars Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones, and was written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson. It tells the story of an Iowa farmer (Costner) who hears voices telling him to build a baseball diamond in his fields. (“If you build it, he will come,” he hears repeatedly.) Despite family and community protestations, he does build the field, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox do indeed come.

Coronado resident Tom Catlin will introduce the film and answer audience questions. Catlin is an Emmy- winning producer, writer and editor at Fox Sports San Diego, and has visited the actual Iowa movie site in Dyersville, Iowa several times. There are also rumors he has a Trivia Quiz in store for attendees.

Posted in Coronado island news on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:11 pm. Updated: 3:36 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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Islander Girls Lacrosse Defeats Rancho Bernardo And Loses To La Jolla

Two long-time rivals of Coronado in Girls Lacrosse were on the schedule last week. The Islanders romped over Rancho Bernardo 19-3 to begin the week’s play and three nights later Coronado lost at La Jolla 14-6. The Islanders record is 7-3 on the season.

“The Rancho Bernardo game was great because everybody got in and played,”

Posted in Coronado sports on Friday, April 19, 2019 3:05 pm. Updated: 3:38 pm.

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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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