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Honor Flight San Diego Special Event In Coronado

Honor Flight San Diego and Normandy Jump 2019 has joined forces for an upcoming screening of a special documentary featuring Coronado hometown hero, 97-year-old World War II veteran Tom Rice. Tom was attached to the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and parachuted into Normandy on D-Day behind enemy lines. In June this year, he received international recognition as he returned to Normandy to jump for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.The first of three documentaries will be shown on Aug. 17 and 18, at the Village Theater, 820 Orange Avenue, before the DVD is released to the public later this year. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. for VIP ticket holders and 10:15 a.m. for all others.The event is a fundraiser to help get World War II and Korea War veterans on Honor Flight this fall, (there are over 100 San Diego veterans on the waiting list), and to fund getting Tom back to Normandy in 2020 to jump with his 101st Airborne brother. Ticket sales are open and must be purchased in advance to guarantee a seat.

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Coronado Music Festival To Debut September 20-22, 2019
Posted: August 16, 2019

Penny Rothschild and Jennifer Franks came up with a great idea recently, to stage The Coronado Music Festival, a free community-wide event that will be presented from Sept. 20-22, 2019. Rothschild is the owner of the Emerald C Gallery located at 1331 Orange Avenue, which will celebrate the fifth year of their grand opening in October. Rothschild, raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a competitive gymnast and earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

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VFW To Host Steak Dinner
Posted: August 16, 2019

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2422, located at 557 Orange Avenue, will sponsor a steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. A donation of $15.00 is requested. Dinner includes salad, baked potato, watermelon and a roll. All proceeds go to the building fund. For more information please call 619-435-6917.

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Summer Reading In Coronado
Posted: August 16, 2019

There are so many beautiful reading spots on Coronado, from the tranquil, stone benches at Bayside Park to the swathe of cashmere-soft sand at the beach. I personally love finding a nook within the cluster of rocks in front of the Del! If you like a little sustenance with your stories, Tartines has the most exquisite French pastries, Cafe 1134 offers refreshing, fuchsia-pink dragon fruit smoothies and of course you can enjoy coffee beneath the canopy at Bay Books or from the cart outside the Coronado Public Library, though I favor sitting inside as the reading spaces are cool on a hot day, flooded with natural light and offer the most comfortable chairs!

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Puppies With A Purpose
Posted: August 16, 2019

The Lion’s Club of Coronado, the oldest of Coronado’s service organizations, will present an informational session on the history, training and development of guide dogs to partner with visually impaired individuals on Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Winn Room at the Coronado Library, 640 Orange Avenue.

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Coronado Residents Granted Honorary Degrees By Southwestern College
Posted: August 16, 2019

Coronado residents Charles Hayes and William Barkhurst were granted honorary degrees recently by the Southwestern College Governing Board for their meritorious contributions to the improvement of education, medicine, science and technology. They were presented their awards during the Commencement Ceremony held May 24, 2019 by the Academic Senate President.

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Summer Concerts Final Month
Posted: August 16, 2019

There are a few more concerts left this summer as part of the Coronado Summer Concert Series. The concerts are held weekly on Sundays in Spreckels Park, through Sunday, September Aug. 31. Many concert goers have noticed that people are setting up well in advance of the 3 p.m. set-up time. Organizers ask concert goers to be considerate when heading to concert and not set up prior to 3 p.m.

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... Rear Admiral John S. Christiansen, USN
Updated: August 16, 2019 - 2:49 pm

John S. “Jack” Christiansen was born in London on June 8, 1923. His mother, Elizabeth Stephenson, was an American married to Hugo Saabye-Christiansen, a Dane who had become a citizen of Sweden. To further complicate matters, they went to London for Christiansen’s birth so he

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Coronado Middle School Will Have A New Start Time
Updated: August 16, 2019 - 2:52 pm

Coronado Middle School (CMS) has announced that it will have a new start time next year. Prior to this, classes start at 7:58 am at CMS, with a few late start days on Thursdays scattered throughout the school year. For the coming year, the new start time will be 8:20 am.

The shift to a later start time follows a trend of the last several years. Experts (doctors, scientists and teachers) have argued that later start times are a good idea. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The primary reason is that although teens still need a solid night of sleep, the teen brain is wired to go to sleep later than that would allow. So, if we expect our teens to sleep enough, they need to go to school later.

Why does this matter? Sleep is critical to learning. Without enough sleep, the brain is unable to fully process information and sort it in such a way as to be remembered. Earlier start times have thus been

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