Students welcome the Year of the Rabbit

Students welcome the Year of the Rabbit

Students and staff at Iowa Street School were extra busy the last three weeks of January exploring the land of dragons, kung fu, and origami. They were preparing for their Chinese New Year’s Feast and Extravaganza on Feb. 3. The event involved the whole school in a celebration that demonstrated just a sample of what […]

Celebrating Christmas the Norwegian way

Celebrating Christmas the Norwegian way

Now that I am exploring the culture of my mom’s Norwegian maternal grandparents, I am learning more about their native country’s traditions. I have discovered that it is a Norwegian custom to celebrate Christ’s birth on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day just like my mother’s family did when she was growing up. She carried […]

Dietary acid haunts candy and drinks

Dietary acid haunts candy and drinks

Halloween has long been ruled by the popular sugar goblin in all its many forms. Although a contributor to obesity and diabetes, sugar is not the only hazard encountered in trick or treat bags. If sugar is the treat, than acid is the trick as the development of sour acid candies has led to the […]

Brave Americans remembered through quilts

Brave Americans remembered through quilts

For the last six and a half years, Elaine McDonald has been spending part of every day working on quilts that display the names of people she never met. The circles in the middle of the squares are machine appliquéd, but she hand sews the information on the blocks and hand ties them all together. […]

Viking fever hits North County

Viking fever hits North County

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I went to the Viking Festival at Norway Hall in Vista last month. Although I belong to the Daughters of Norway (DON), I am still getting my feet wet when it comes to experiencing all things Norse, and even though I am only one-quarter Norwegian, I much […]

Area colleges can expand job opportunities for students

For area residents who are in college, or already have a college degree, and looking for programs that will add to their job versatility, there are many schools to choose from in the area. Adding skills, knowledge and certificates to a resume is one way to broaden one’s qualifications in the current job market. Two […]

Valuable lessons learned at schoolhouse

Valuable lessons learned at schoolhouse

Whether they are experiencing pioneer life in a one room schoolhouse, searching for gold out in the nearby creek, or learning about bugs and the environment, Fallbrook’s third, fourth and fifth graders get a boost to their education at the De Luz Ecology Center. Housed in the former De Luz Schoolhouse, built in 1927, the […]

History in 3-D found in Temecula

History in 3-D found in Temecula

For the third- through fifth-grade students who traveled to Old Town Temecula from Mary Fay Pendleton School on Camp Pendleton on May 27, history wasn’t just something they were reading about in a textbook. Besides placing historical events in geographical context, the students were able to see up close, and sometimes touch, objects made or […]

Panning for gold in De Luz

Panning for gold in De Luz

In 1848, traveling and living conditions were rough and food was scarce, but thousands of people made their way to California in hopes of finding gold. Towns sprung up in the hills northeast of Sacramento with names like Rough & Ready, Last Chance and Happy Camp. Last Thursday, a bus left Live Oak Elementary School […]

GATE students study the past

GATE students study the past

In the culmination of three years of archaeological studies, 19 sixth-graders from Mary Fay Pendleton School’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program traveled to the De Luz Ecology Center for a hands-on experience on April 27. Because sixth grade history-social science standards require students to develop their understanding of history through archaeological studies of early […]

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