August 01, 2013TAKING A TRIP?—Going on vacation or need to feel comfortable about leaving your house? Unsure if your belongings will be safe? VC Sheriff's Volunteers have a solution. They will check your house and surroundings daily for free. Who better to watch your house than the professionals who have extensive resources at their disposal? They do need a few days notice to make sure the location is in the Sheriff's Dept.'s system. Questions? Call Alan Kirkpatrick at 760-751-4405 and leave a message.
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ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES—North San Diego Antique, Art, and Collectibles Show is a premier event showcasing antiques, artisan creations, vintage items, unusual collectibles, and more.
The show is held the second Sunday of each month from 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. (the next shows are Aug. 11 and Sept. 8) at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Parking and admission are free.
Professional verbal valuations are offered between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $5 per item (limit of three per customer). Vendor spaces are available. Call 760-580-1505 or visit Web site https://sites.google.com/site/nsdacs/ for more information. On the agenda will be
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DESIGN REVIEW—The next meeting of the Valley Center Design Review Board will be Monday, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m. at Valley Center Library History Room. On the agenda will be the re-submission of the Accretive (Lilac Hills) project's Draft Environmental Impact Report. Deadline for public comment on this project is
August 19. The public is invited to attend and make comments.
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"LIKE" OUR COLUMNIST—Phyllis Knight, author of the popular devotional column entitled "So I was Thinking" also has a Facebook page that you will find if you visit Facebook and type in "Phyllis Knight" and "author." She blogs just about every day on this site as she develops themes that may find their way into her weekly column. If you "like" her page you'll be sent her postings whenever she does one. Look for it!
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PLANNING VACANCY—There is a vacancy for the VC Community Planning Group seat #9 (term expires Dec. 31, 2016). If you are interested in the position, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit an application is Aug. 7 by 7 p.m. Applications will be reviewed at the Aug. 12 planning group meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at VC Community Hall. Questions regarding the Community Plan, the new Board Policy I-1 and/or the VCCPG's Standing Rules, contact Oliver Smith Oliver.Smith@philips.com.
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FUND-RAISER—Gina Marie, who is known to many Valley Center residents for her years in Valley Center Community Theater productions, is a former teenaged ballerina who is confined to a wheelchair.
"Miss Gina" as her students called her, began to work around the limitations of her injury with faith and a positive outlook. Focused on exploring new forms of creative expression, which has included Voice-over Acting, wheelchair dancing, video production and volunteering with a music therapy program, Gina Marie has successfully redefined herself embracing life with joy . Now several years later she finds herself dealing with complications related to the nerve damage in her spine.
A few weeks ago she was in ICU when her heart dropped down to 7bpm. This weekend there will be a fund-raiser to help send her to the Mayo Clinic. On Saturday, Aug. 3, 8 a.m.–10 a.m. The fundraiser is called "Gina's Breakfast Champions- Eat Breakfast & Change a Life!"
Applebee's will open their doors early to those with pre-purchased tickets for a special breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and orange juice/coffee. Applebee's will donate 50% of all ticket sales to the cause.
You can order tickets from the following businesses: The Light Gallery 157 E. Grand Ave, Escondido,
760-480-1777; and the Blue Mug 1882 W. El Norte Pkwy, Escondido,
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FOOD TRUCK EVENT—T1O Events & Promotions and San Pasqual High School (3300 Bear Valley Pkwy South, Escondido) are teaming up to bring San Diego's best Gourmet Food Trucks to you! The Food Truck event will happen Wednesday Aug. 14 from 5–8 p.m. at San Pasqual High School for this open to the public event. The event will feature four trucks dishing up amazing eats to benefit the San Pasqual High School Music Boosters.
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