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The League Of Wives – A Coronado Story That Reaches Far Beyond Our Shores

Coronado was treated to a series of activities last week all related to a new exhibit at the Coronado Historical Association about the wives of Vietnam era prisoners of war. As many locals know, the founder and leader of the group that evolved after their husbands were shot down over the expanding war in Vietnam was Sybil Stockdale. Stockdale, who lived in Coronado with her young family, was the wife of U.S. Navy Vice Admiral, James Stockdale, who was a prisoner of war for over seven years.The book, “League of Wives,” by Heath Hardage Lee, was released this year and built on years of work that Lee put in curating the exhibition entitled, “The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies and Advocates,” for the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, which is now showing at the Coronado Historical Association (CHA) through March as part of a larger national tour.Lee spent several days in Coronado, attending the exhibit opening at the CHA, engaging in a book talk at the Coronado High School auditorium and holding smaller gatherings with some of the wives featured in her book and local military families on base. I also had the pleasure of having lunch with her, where we spoke about the details of the book.

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Lymphedema Support Group In San Diego
Posted: October 18, 2019

There are 10 million Americans who have lymphedema and 250 million worldwide. Two out of five woman who have breast cancer will develop lymphedema as a result of their treatment. Lymphedema has no cure but there is hope that more surgeons will be preforming surgeries like “lymph node transplants, and lymph node bypass” to help patients have a better quality of life and reduce the risk of infection. San Diego will now have three surgeons who will be preforming lymphatic surgery at UCSD and Scripps hospitals.

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Anime Club To Meet Oct. 19
Posted: October 18, 2019

Do you love anime? Meet other fans and watch anime! This month we will be screening “Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room. 

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Pet Blessing This Saturday
Posted: October 18, 2019

Join Resurrection Lutheran Church for their third Annual Pet Blessing/Good Neighbor Sunday this coming Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10:15 a.m., 1111 Fifth Street, at the corner of Fifth Street and Orange Avenue.

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CMS Wreath Fundraiser
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 5:15 pm

Would you like a live, fresh, gorgeous wreath for your home this winter holiday season?

Are you looking for a great holiday gift for loved ones that don’t live here?

Are you looking for a unique and valued gift for

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Turkey Coloring Contest 2019
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 4:57 pm

Recreation and Golf Services and the Coronado Junior Women’s Club Turkey Coloring Contest 2019 officially began Tuesday, Oct. 8. The deadline to enter for exciting prizes is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Prizes are awarded to Coronado residents/students in kindergarten through fifth graders at the Nov. 19 City Council meeting. One entry submitted per child, colored by the child. Students may not use embellishments such as glitter and sequins. Past winners are not eligible.

To enter the contest, Coronado students must: Color the turkey using only crayons, markers or colored pencils; print entrant’s name, school, grade and contact information in the space provided; and submit your turkey on or before Friday, Nov. 5, 2019 in one of these ways: bring it to the Coronado Community Center, email it

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Supporting The Superheroes At The 2019 Fall Festival
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 3:18 pm

My husband and I recently had our very first parent’s night at our daughter’s kindergarten class, and to be completely honest we had no idea what to expect. We sat at the miniature tables, on the miniature chairs and listened to our daughter’s teacher (superhero, saint, etc.) tell us about what to expect for the upcoming year. After not receiving a school supply list, all of the parents asked her what we needed to buy.

“Nothing, the PTO provides all of our materials” she said.

In fact, the PTO financially supports field trips, library books, teacher appreciation, running club, to name a few. From that moment we knew we would be supporting the PTO for the rest of our lives, kids or no kids in school. I almost felt guilty for not knowing the importance of this organization, but better late than never to get involved!

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20th Annual Witches’ Tea To Raise Money For Team Quinn
Posted: October 18, 2019

Coronado’s 20th Annual Witches’ Tea is conjuring up some fun as they raise money this year for the Team Quinn Foundation. Tickets for the event sold out quickly, but there is still plenty of room on the broom for those who would like to donate to this amazing non-profit organization started by a young local woman, Quinn Waitley, and her family. 

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The 2019 Coronado High School Homecoming Court
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm

It’s Homecoming week at Coronado High School (CHS)! The dance, attended by 820 of our students, was Saturday, Oct. 12 at Paradise Point Resort.

This week we continue the festivities with spirit themed dress days each day at the high school. On Friday, Oct. 18, CHS will have a pep rally on campus for CHS students and staff, followed by a parade down Orange Avenue, our king and queen elections, the football game and halftime show. Voting for Homecoming King and Queen is done online, opening at the end of the pep rally and will close at 6 p.m.

Float building for our classes will continue at various homes on island. The Homecoming parade, open to the community, will travel northbound on Orange Avenue from Adella to Seventh Street, beginning at 3:30 p.m., with rolling closure as the parade passes.The best location for viewing the parade is on the northbound sidewalks and the median of Orange Avenue. The parade will be escorted by our Coronado Police Department and will begin with Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) administrators and school board followed by city leadership, CHS NJROTC, Coronado Fire Department’s Little Mac truck, the Islander football team and coaches and the CHS band.

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