Firefighters flip pancakes for community

Fallbrook firefighters will be manning the grill once again at the Community Center’s annual spring Pancake Breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. Albertsons is donating most of the food for the breakfast this year. Mark Strikwerda, vice president of the Fallbrook Firefighters Association, will gather all the supplies and oversee the preparations […]

Volunteers brighten Skilled Nursing Facility

Volunteers brighten Skilled Nursing Facility

On February 16 a group of volunteers met at Fallbrook Skilled Nursing Facility on Potter Street to beautify the yard for the patients and staff. Local resident Jerry Weiss spearheaded the project after having spent two weeks in physical therapy at the facility. Because the maintenance staff had no time to add to the existing […]

Hilltop Center hosts Appreciation Lunch

Hilltop Center hosts Appreciation Lunch

The Hilltop Center for Spiritual Living hosted its annual “Appreciation Lunch” for local health, safety and volunteer workers on February 13. The Center invited employees and volunteers from North County Fire Department, De Luz Fire Department, California Department of Forestry, Fallbrook Hospital, Hospice and Healthcare District, Fallbrook Sheriff’s Department and Fallbrook Food Pantry. More than […]

Stone Carver’s Pavilion now home for artists

Stone Carver’s Pavilion now home for artists

Several days a week, the loud noises of metal tools grinding stone can be heard coming from the Stone Carver’s Pavilion at the Foundry, part of the Art Campus at Fallbrook on Alvarado Street. Much like the carving of stone, the creation of the pavilion proved to be a time-consuming process. After delays in construction […]

Finding the unexpected after the fire

On Sunday, October 28, the men’s tennis team from the University of California at Irvine (UCI) came to Fallbrook to help fire victims clear their properties. Their coach, Trevor Kronemann, has relatives in Fallbrook and wanted his team to gain some “real world” experience. The team’s major task for the day was sifting through the […]

Decorating ideas found in homes on tour

Home tours are a good way to learn from other people’s decorating talents. Whether that skill is in tastefully displaying many collections, developing a custom home design or remodeling an older home, there was much to learn from and admire at the three homes in the Fallbrook Woman’s Club Velvet Cat Home Tour on October […]

Sour acid candy has frightening effect

Children of all ages like scary stories. Little do they know that many of them take part in a scary story every time they eat their favorite candy. The popular sour candies that people of all ages love and that fill store shelves this time of year combine sweet and sour ingredients that together have […]

Grange members have a ball at Jamboree

Rainbow Valley Grange hosted the Southern California Grange Jamboree/Family Camp the weekend of August 11 and 12. Thirty-four people enjoyed a variety of activities including craft projects, a sleepover at the Grange Hall and a trip to the paintball park on Camp Pendleton. A total of 13 junior members, seven youth and 14 adults, including […]

Rainbow residents find fun for everyone

On a bright, windy day, the community of Rainbow gathered at Rainbow Park on Fifth Street for the 13th Annual Rainbow Days Picnic on Saturday, May 26. The event is put on by the Rainbow Property Owners Association (RPOA) with the help of every civic organization in Rainbow: Rainbow Valley Grange and Junior Grange, Rainbow […]