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The Loews Coronado Bay Resort is offering a delicious a la carte menu for Father’s Day with special dishes served at Crown Landing and Cays Lounge. There are also specialty cocktails at Cays to celebrate Dad. For more information, visit www.loewshotels.com or call 619-424-4000. The Loews Cor…

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vomFASS celebrated its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 9. The event was attended by Mayor Richard Bailey, city council members, Chamber Executive Director Sue Gillingham, family members and friends. Coronado locals and owners Jay and Colleen Cavalieri celebrated their new airy and bright loc…

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One local business that has become a mainstay and central part of the community is Boney’s Bayside Market (Boney’s, for short). Family-owned and celebrating 16 years in Coronado this October, Boney’s prides itself on its foundation of health and wellness, both when it comes to groceries and to developing community.

Deborah “Debi” Boney, who owns the store with her sons, has a degree in health and wellness and sought to bring an alternative, locally focused grocery option to Coronado when she opened the store back in 2005. I spoke with Boney Bayside Market’s longtime bookkeeper and human resources manager, Bobbi-Lyn Carter, who told me of the long history the Boney family has in the produce and grocery service, and how Debi Boney wanted to honor that in creating Boney’s Bayside Market.

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“Mrs. Doubtfire”

Christine Johnson

Father’s Day is made a little more special when you find a great movie that highlights the lengths a dad will go to be with his children. The 1993 award winning film “Mrs. Doubtfire,” starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan is a comedy that showcases the endless talents of Williams, and what an important role dads play in our lives. In an effort to spend time with his children, Daniel (Williams) is hired by his ex-wife Miranda (Field) as the perfect nanny to help with her three children at home. She does not suspect that Mrs. Doubtfire is her ex-husband in disguise. Prior to this, Daniel had let the children run loose with no rules, never participating in the responsibilities of being a husband or father.

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Treat Dad this Father’s Day at the legendary Hotel del Coronado with an array of experiences that are sure to warm his heart. From s’more by a private beach bonfire to private surf-lessons and beachfront dining aside live music, The Del offers countless unforgettable experiences for the entire family this Father’s Day.

Delight in gorgeous front row views of the Pacific Ocean, relax by cozy fire pits and savor delectable bites with breakfast served all day at Sun Deck. No reservations accepted, walk-ins only. Full menu here. 

Let Dad catch all the waves this Father’s

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Many homes in Coronado have had several generations—some three, four or more—keep the premises within the same family for decades. This is true of the single-story clapboard Craftsman Bungalow originally built in 1904 at 941 G Avenue. Set back from the sidewalk by a low white picket fence, t…

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For over 50 years, concurrent to serving as Coronado’s historian, the Coronado Historical Association has collected, safeguarded, and shared the history of our City and its people. As we reopen, we are reflecting on the ways that this year has shown us more than many in recent memory the importance of history and the strength of Coronado’s community. Local history is not documented in national textbooks, so organizations like CHA serve local communities as their archival and artifact repository and collective memory. This history is best understood through the voices of local citizens and their photographs, writings, and items they produce and hold dear.

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The Coronado Optimists met at Nicky Rottens to celebrate their opening and new beginnings for some of our members! Pictured are Brenda and Larry Kracht; Dennis Dorman; Marta Radcliffe; Becky and Paul Lull; Erin Downey with two friends; Cynthia Kosciuczyk; Dan Hendrickson; Marian Donahue; Dia…

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The Village Theatre is planning to reopen on Aug. 1, following the installation of all new seating. The theater underwent an extensive renovation a decade ago and reopened in June of 2010.

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Dr. Kevin Considine, D.O. is proud to announce the addition of a new doctor to his practice, his daughter Dr. Lisa Considine.

Lisa Considine is a second-generation physician joining this well-established practice after completing her medical school education at Midwestern University, her undergraduate work at LMU in Natural Science, and her medical residency at Kaiser in Riverside, California.

This addition to Crown Island Family Practice truly makes the office a complete family adventure. Along with both doctors, wife and mother Sally Considine is the office manager, and the Considine’s two other children, Krystina, an oncology infusion nurse, and Brian, an architect, have also worked in the office at one time or another. With this father-daughter team, you feel a strong connection to their dedication to medicine and family as a whole, which shines through in the way they care for their patients.

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The Coronado Chamber of Commerce will be honoring our local Military Kids at this year’s Salute to the Military. The Chamber, in partnership with Hilton Worldwide, invites residents and local businesses to consider becoming an event sponsor for the Aug. 21 event held at the Hotel del Coronado’s newly renovated Windsor Lawn.

Since 1985, the Coronado Chamber of Commerce has hosted this black-tie affair, giving Coronado residents and surrounding business communities an opportunity to show their appreciation for local military members. The 2021 goal is to host 100 active duty couples for a night under the stars.

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Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle is back. As of Sunday, June 6, residents and visitors can take a free ride around Coronado. Take a courtesy ride to the beach, the Coronado Public Library, grocery or drug store, area hotels or the Community Center. Buses will run seven days a week every 15 min…

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CHA’s annual Preservation Symposium, a partnership with Coronado MainStreet and the City of Coronado, was a successful capstone to the month-long celebration of National Preservation Month on Thursday, May 21.

As part of the Symposium program, the Coronado Historical Association announced the much-anticipated winner of the 2021 Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award.

Dave Landon, President of the Coronado Historical Association presented the award to Anne and Taylor Stockdale for their restoration of the Stockdale family home at 547 A Avenue. When presented the award, Anne and Taylor described the restoration work that they did to bring the home back to life and earn the GEM Award. Watch the video and read more below to learn about all of their hard work.

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The Brain Talk: An Alternative Approach to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia will be held on Wednesday, June 9 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Coronado Fitness Club, 875 Orange Avenue. This is a free informational talk, but please RSVP by texting or calling 619-942-5550, as there is limited sea…

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Sue Gillingham, Executive Director of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, presented a 2021 Coronado business update at the Coronado Roundtable’s monthly meeting in May conducted by ZOOM. “Business is hanging on after a difficult year and a dire outlook,” said Gillingham. Approximately 40 busin…

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Join Art & Frames of Coronado on Saturday, June 5, for a live painting demonstration by artist Kate McCavitt from 1 to 6 p.m. McCavitt will be in the gallery painting live, showing her new artwork and answering questions about her artistic process. Everyone is welcome, but masks and bein…

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The Second Hand Prose store at the Coronado Public Library will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, after having been closed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The store, which sells lightly used second-hand books to raise money for Library programs, will be open daily from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Exercising is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. But what about stretching? We often forgo stretching before and after a workout because we’re in a hurry or we think we don’t need it. In reality, stretching keeps the muscles flexible and strong and helps maintain a good range of motion in our joints. Without stretching, muscles become tight and shorten and eventually weaken, and we become more susceptible to injuries.

A new trend has developed with stretch studios opening around the country. Since opening last October, JoStretch has helped many residents maintain their flexibility with stretching, right here in our town.

This one-on-one assisted stretching studio is located in a former salon on C Avenue. JoStretch is a bright and airy studio with lots of light and five stretching tables. It has an inviting atmosphere and fun logo featuring green balls - the same balls the stretchers (as the employees are called) use for helping with stretching.

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When I first learned I was pregnant with my first child, I spent countless hours reading the latest parenting books and taking the recommended classes in preparation for my new role. While I understood that being a mother would be challenging, I was also confident in my ability to step into this next chapter. However, as soon as my son was born, I was instantly overwhelmed by the newness and intensity of it all. During the first months of motherhood, I often reminded myself of the skills I encouraged my clients to use in their own journeys to support their mental and

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Coronado Yoga and Wellness Center, tucked away on the top floor of a business plaza on the corner of Eighth Street and Orange Avenue, is celebrating 20 years in business.

Coronado Yoga and Wellness opened its doors in May 2000. If not for COVID, we would have been joining them for their 20-year anniversary celebration teaching locals and visitors alike in the studio they call home. Now in their 21st year of business, they were Coronado’s first yoga and wellness center of its kind. They offer group classes, consults, workshops, teacher training and retreats. Anyone at any level of fitness is invited to chose from classes such as yoga, gentle yoga, yoga for a healthy back, chi flow, weight control, pain management, stress management, private training and lifestyle consultations.

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This article is the third in a series about CHA’s Going the Extra Mile Award.

Each year, the GEM Committee considers historic homes and properties that have been nominated by Coronado Historical Association (CHA) membership. GEM Award finalists must have completed a recent restoration or renovation project true to the historic character of the home by December 31 of the prior year. The GEM committee researches the history of each home before making its selections. The Coronado Historical Association’s GEM Committee is pleased to announce this year’s finalists in a series of articles over the next few weeks. The winner will be honored at the Annual National Preservation Month Symposium on Thursday, May 21, 2021. These are Coronado’s GEMs. These owners truly Go the Extra Mile.

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Coronado resident and community advocate Kerri Dowling has joined the Coronado Chamber of Commerce as its membership and events manager. Dowling has been a resident for over a decade and she and her husband Michael, retired Navy captain, have two Coronado High School graduates.

“We are very excited to welcome Kerri to our team,” said Sue Gillingham, the Chamber’s Executive Director. “She comes to the Chamber with 10 years of nonprofit experience and valuable expertise that will support our businesses in recovering from the pandemic and building resiliency for the future.”

Dowling will implement member-relations initiatives, including recruiting new members and planning of the

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The Coronado Optimists visited Little Frenchie’s where they learned about French food, shared stories, and created activity plans, all while showing the Coronado community some support and spirit! Attendees were: Laura and Morgan Miller, Dennis Dorman, Marta Radcliffe, Cynthia Kosciuczyk, Ch…

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that Real Living Napolitano Real Estate based in Coronado has affiliated with the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate brand to become Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Napolitano & Associates. The firm serves communities throughout San Diego County. Today, the company is ranked as the city’s No. 1 independent firm in sales volume and second-ranked firm overall in sales volume, according to the San Diego MLS.

The Napolitano family includes four generations of Coronado natives with more than 100 years of historical first-hand knowledge of the city and its residents.

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Treat Mom to a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch that is sure to make her day special. This Mother’s Day, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is offering an a la carte seasonal brunch menu crafted by Executive Chef, Christopher Aguirre at Crown Landing.

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The Bridge and Bay Garden Club awarded the April 2021 Spot of Beauty to Peohe’s Chart House Restaurant, 1201 First Street, at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Accepting the award is Manager Mark Essley from chairperson Marilyn Williams.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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As we celebrate Earth Day this week, it’s worth noting one of the local stores is doing their part to help reduce waste through composting. You may have noticed a large bin in the back parking lot of Boney’s Bayside Market. This is their composting bin where organic waste can be put back into the environment and recycled. Food waste in particular can cause significant amounts of harmful methane gas when broken down in landfills, a process greatly reduced when composted and turned into a soil amendment that can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

Composting involves a process of breaking down organic products into smaller, simpler compounds. Waste such as food scraps can be shredded (smaller pieces helps speed up the composting process) and with a mixture of moisture, air, and carbon and nitrogen-rich environment, they are decomposed into a plant nutrient-rich substance.

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According to Census.gov, total e-commerce sales for 2020 in the United States alone was estimated at $791.7 billion, an increase of 32.4 percent from 2019. This is about $6,447 per Coronado household, or over $64,470,000 a year. This means we are collectively spending $176,630 per day on businesses that do not support our community or tax base! If every household swapped out just $100 shopping online to buying goods on the island, we would add an annual $100,000 back into our local economy. Coronado needs this local support now more than ever.

If you think shopping online is more eco-friendly than driving to a store, think again. It may sound counterintuitive, but the more eco-conscious way to shop is going to a nearby store rather than by making purchases online, due to the colossal amount of packaging waste that

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As we move further into spring, many of us engage in “spring cleaning” to get ready for the adventures that await us in the warmer months. Taking the time to declutter and reorganize can be a bit of a daunting task. However once finished, we often feel much better. So, what does this have to do with mental health? Here are some of the similarities between “spring cleaning” and psychotherapy that I hope helps to demystify what therapy with a trained mental health provider can be like:

It May Be Daunting, But Worth Doing. We often put off decluttering or cleaning out

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This Earth Day, Emerald Keepers is partnering with MainStreet and the Coronado Chamber of Commerce for Shop Coronado! Tell them Emerald Keepers sent you! We are encouraging people to Shop Coronado before ordering online or driving over the bridge to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions …

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Since this past January, the courtyard shops by El Cordova Plaza have seen an increase in foot traffic. It’s all thanks to Coronado Beach Company Island Tours and Beach Café which has attracted both visitors and locals for different reasons. Owner Toni Perri has been promoting Coronado for years through his Surf’s Up Studios. With Island Tours and Beach Café, he continues to promote Coronado, but in a different way.

The original idea of the tours was not to have a storefront, but to join forces with Emerald C Gallery’s owner Penny Rothschild and sell tickets from that location. “Then Penny showed me this place and I thought it was a great looking space,” said Perri. “All of a sudden I had a storefront. The idea was to offer donuts as part of the tour.”

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There’s a new cold brew in town and its name is Trident Coffee. Located at 942 Orange Avenue right in the heart of the Coronado business district, this coffee shop is inviting and flavorful just like the coffee they brew fresh every day.

Eric and Matt Johnson are the brothers who began Trident Coffee with their first shop in Imperial Beach in 2017. The IB location was geared toward the cyclists riding the bike path when they needed a little extra fuel. It was also the chance to prove their concept was on target. The new Coronado location has brought that to fruition and has a hometown coffee shop vibe with several coffees on tap, Keto baked goods and an outside seating area to enjoy your daily brew and delicious snacks.

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The Wine A Bit team would like to thank their customers and wine club members for giving them the wonderful opportunity to serve you the past 14 years. Your patronage has not been taken for granted.

“This past year has been challenging for all of us and we couldn’t have made it through without your support. We look forward to another wonderful 14 years. With deepest gratitude, thank you,” from Patti and Dale, owners.

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Sharp Coronado Hospital is not merely a center for healing and health care. It also focuses on mindfulness and sustainability. Sharp Coronado Hospital is Emerald Keepers’ newest Emerald Green, Ocean Blue Business and Restaurant. Making this designation a priority, CEO of Sharp Coronado Hospi…

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Sharp HealthCare is thrilled to announce the 2021 Sharp Women’s Health Conference, to be held virtually this year, featuring New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert as the keynote speaker on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This empowering virtual event includes three keynote

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If you ever need motivation to work out, look no further than Coronado resident Aida Baker. Baker celebrates her 100th birthday this March, making her the oldest member of the Sewall Healthy Living Center at Sharp Coronado Hospital. But Baker doesn’t let her age define how much she gets her body moving — she works out three times a week.

Baker has been affiliated with Sharp Coronado Hospital since 1980, when she first became a volunteer. Over the years, she acquired more than 10,000 volunteer hours answering phones and helping the chaplains distribute the eucharist (or Holy Communion) to patients throughout the hospital. Baker says Sharp Coronado Hospital is a gem to the community and it has been wonderful for her to watch it grow over the years.

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Locals’ and visitors’ favorite burger joint and sports bar has been missing from the Coronado eating scene since last fall. After being closed since last October, Nicky Rottens is in the midst of a renovation and original owner Tim Aaron is excited to bring the eatery back.

Aaron purchased the building at Orange Avenue and First Street, that previously housed a laundromat, in 2010 from the Forsythe family trust. He opened Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint in 2011 with some partners and sold it in 2016. Over the years he regretted selling the business, and about seven weeks ago he sent an email to the current owner asking whether he would be wiling to sell. “I was thinking I could so something with it again,” Aaron said.

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The Coronado Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Rotary Club, business, and residential community support, has provided the Sharp Coronado Vaccine Site volunteer lunches since opening day. A proud milestone of the 2000th volunteer lunch was served on Wednesday March 31.

Sue Gillingham, Executive Director of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, spearheaded the volunteer lunch initiative and began a call-to-action to the public to donate funds to benefit the cause. Gillingham said, “I initially expected the program to last for just a couple of weeks, but through the giving spirit of the community, the lunches, which cost about $250 each day, have been able to continue with donations lasting through April!”

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On Thursday, March 18, the Coronado Optimists added some happiness to McP’s Pub and Grill, a long time supporter of the community. Remember to wear a cheerful countenance at all times! Fourteen Optimists/friends attended: Chris Ellinger, John Watson, Bill Parry, Lyman Green, Rob Kracht, Cynt…

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Coronado Real Estate Association (CREA) CARES will host a collection drive to support the Alpha Project, requesting donation items be dropped off at the Union Bank Parking Lot at 800 Orange Avenue, Coronado on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Coronado is a fantastic and unique city for fitness. The diverse demographic lends itself to a spectacular array of activities for everyone to find their own special routine. Whether you are just starting back after a hiatus or starting a new workout, Coronado’s top fitness experts share advice on getting started, staying healthy, and how to stay motivated.

Jean Pierre and Linda Marques, Master Teachers and owners of Coronado Yoga have over 100 years of expertise combined. Their bright, calm yoga studio on Eighth Street and Orange Avenue is comfortable and inviting, a reflection of their personalities.