43rd Kentucky Derby Ball and Auction

Generosity reigned this year at the black tie fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Club of North County, which was held at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort on Saturday, May 7. This year the event, which drew 325 guests and was held the same day as the Kentucky Derby, was built around the theme […]

Lavender Festival June 11-12

Diane’s Herbs, 3642 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, will host a Lavender Festival June 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature many varieties of lavender, classes in lavender wreath-making and other crafts and lectures on medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses of herbs. Guests are invited to pick their own lavender. Families welcome, […]

County takes to the air to combat mosquitoes; County wetlands targeted for aerial larvicide applications

The County’s Vector Control program has begun its monthly aerial larvicide applications to local wetlands to reduce mosquito breeding and the risk of West Niles virus (WNV) now that mosquito season is here. This year, the Vector Control program will target 27 key breeding areas. “Last year’s treatments at aerial sites were tremendously effective, reducing […]

The beautiful Clivias

As a landscape designer, the Clivia family has fascinated me for the 40 years that I have been growing and breeding these flowering gems from South Africa, which are in the amaryllis family. My initial attraction to the Clivia was its incredible vibrant and warm orange flowers when I purchased my first plant at a […]

Local designer attends window fashion conference

FALLBROOK — Sharon Stika, owner of Village Interiors, just returned from a window fashion conference. She stated that her mind is bursting with new ideas after attending two days of information-packed seminars and design showcases of the latest products and trends. Sharon received information on the latest technology for motorizing window coverings and saw an […]

Team effort pays off in this new home

Not often do new homeowners, their custom builders and interior decorators work so closely as in the case of Melvyn and Sue Michaelian’s home building project. The Country French-style home is located in the hills of Southeast Fallbrook on a one-and-a-half acre site, which the couple purchased back in l985 when they moved to town. […]

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 […]