Greenthumbs show best blooms in town

On April 23-24 Fallbrook Garden Club held its 74th Annual Standard Flower Show and large crowds enjoyed nearly 1,000 horticulture and floral design exhibits. The top award winners for 2005 are:  Horticulture division • Award of Horticultural Excellence (best exhibit in division) — Doris Mayes • Award of Merit (best exhibit in section) • Rose — […]

SOF called

FALLBROOK — On Sunday, May 1, approximately 85 Fallbrook residents came to support the Save Our Forest/Fallbrook Land Conservancy project of reforesting two of the FLC Preserve areas. In just two hours volunteers swarmed the hills and lowlands to plant 760 native trees and shrubs into the Heller’s Bend Preserve and the Creekside Conservation Easement on […]

Gourd bird feeder class

Escondido Gourd Artist, Barbara McDermott, will hold a Gourd Bird Feeder Class in her home studio Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Students will receive instruction on how to clean, cut, paint and complete an outdoor gourd bird feeder. For fee information or to register for the class please call McDermott at (760) […]

’40 Days of Community’ ongoing

Twenty thousand churches in America and 40 other nations have participated in “40 Days of Purpose,” the spiritual growth campaign launched by one of America’s largest churches, Saddleback Church, two years ago. This year hundreds of those churches will take step two in what Saddleback Church founding pastor Rick Warren is calling a “trilogy of […]

Fresh start for Quail Haven Farm in Bonsall

The old and weathered barn was surrounded by 50 years of accumulated trash when the Waldmans purchased the 4.6-acre place last June. Today, after 16 dumpsters of rubbish have been removed and the barn remodeled, Quail Haven’s facility renovation is nearly complete. A lifetime dream has come about through the work of James and Lindy, […]

Avoid tree and utility conflict

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Look up, look down. Follow this advice given by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) before deciding what type of tree to plant and where the tree will be planted. Proper tree and site selection will provide trouble-free beauty and pleasure for years to come. One of the most important things to […]

LAFCO initiates fire district

San Diego County’s Local Agency Formation Commission has voted to initiate the process to consolidate fire protection and emergency medical service in the unincorporated areas under county jurisdiction. A 7-0 vote February 7, with county supervisor and LAFCO commissioner Bill Horn expressing support before he left for a San Marcos meeting but not counted in […]

Looking for dahlias?

The San Diego County Dahlia Society will hold its Annual Tuber and Cutting Sale on April 26 in room 101 of Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego. This is the building across from the Natural History Museum, next to the Children’s Theater. The sale will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Dahlia Society members will assist. […]