This Weekend – The Kelly Rae Band, a 6-piece, Southern California,high-energy country band offering crowd-pleasing performances to audiences for more than a decade. The band is made up of seasoned musicians whose credits include Tanya Tucker, Rascal Flatts, Bobby Bare, and Trick Pony. The Kelly Rae Band plays a wide range of country music from Patsy Cline, and George Strait to the most current Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. With their extensive song list of popular chart-topping country tunes and classic favorites, they’ll keep you dancing all night long. For more info check out Events at www.CoronadoIslandVisitorGuide.com.
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On foot, bike, or Segway, there are many ways to take the magical mystery tour that is Coronado Island. Visit historic places and listen to stories as you visit the world famous Hotel del Coronado. Meander through charming neighborhoods and beautiful gardens. Find out what award-winning chefs are growing in their herb gardens. Explore the natural environment and become familiar with a large variety of plants and animals in the coastal environment. For the nature lover, explorer or archaeologist there is a tour for all ages and interests. Learn all about the many options for tours and transportation on the island! Go to www.coronadoislandvisitorguide.com Visit the Island and Live the Dream!
Coronado has a rich military history and hosts many patriotic events during the year to honor those who have served. An annual Memorial Day tradition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422 is a tribute in Star Park to celebrate the men and women who fell to keep this country safe. Star Park is located at 1030 Park Place. This little park is a block from the Hotel Del Coronado, between Orange Avenue and the Beach. The park was originally designed in 1886. The park is round, but the plants were originally landscaped into the shape of a star and the five streets that shoot out from the middle circle resemble a star shape. The park has two military cannons that were a gift from General Joseph Pendleton, USMC. There is also a memorial rock that was taken from the Ocean Boulevard seawall that commemorates Coronado’s veterans. The flag pole was dedicated by the Rotary Club of Coronado in 2003 and stands in memory of all who have served our country. The ceremony starts at 10 am.
The Union Tribune’s front page article in this morning’s edition is very reflective of my appreciation as a professional photographer the winter conditions leading to magnificent sunsets. But, what about the sunrises? This morning’s was particularly fantastic with the full moon setting as the sun is lighting up the sky. Normally I would be shooting with my Nikon digital camera, but I think you will agree that my iPhone did a fair job of representing the beauty.
Above this morning’s sunrise was a crescent moon equally spectacular!! Sorry for all the exclamation points. I’m sorry for all my shortcomings. A little too “loose” after last nights Chamber event. As a matter of fact, this is yesterday’s sunrise anyway. I sound a little pious because earlier while filling up CORMKTG, (that’s one of the cars) at Costco all the car owners were standing around watching the fuel dispensers barely crawling and complaining, but laughing at all my usual antics as I normally set the dispenser gun and then interact with anything close. As the guy on duty comes over to my car’s machine bantering about how he could do nothing about it, but would call someone, I notice, because of my “looseness” I had set the gun on unleaded and CORMKTG takes premium. We mostly drive 10SNADO which is a little Prius and takes unleaded in my defense. I quickly close out and start filling up with premium getting ready to go back to the slow crawling, but it starts dispensing at the normal rate. As I am freaking about my divine intervention, I look around and the others are all back up to speed as well. We all looked at each other with amazement, knowing, because of my vocalism about being appreciative and that the powers that be correcting my blunder, immediately tagged me as being very worthy, as well as pretty entertaining. They all left and went right away to their nearest houses of worship and I, of course, came to work. Sorry Pastor Dave.
Back to the Chamber party. Good to see a lot of friends, old and new. Special shout out to Luca and Il Fornaio for the surroundings and hospitality. It was fun kibitzing with Shirley Nakawakatase from Imperial Beach and Coronado city manager Blair King about the glory days of IB when KPC was doing the IB Book, Blair was doing the city manager role, and Shirley was doing almost everything else. Always good to see the father/daughter team of Dave and Margaret Herring in attendance with their significant others. Never thought talking about rocks with Coronado First Bank manager, Renee Hinton could be as thrilling as it was. For that matter, watching the bevy of groups from the Eagle, Coronado Beauty Salon, Coronado Hospital Foundation, Coronado Republican Women, Discover Wellness and a host of others all enjoying themselves for our amusement. Even Dan McGeorge from the island’s new gallery, an old DINFOS trained killer like myself, was seen “having at” the festivities. I think I have corrected the looseness so I quit. LOL
No, I have to tell you about a few others so you get the drift… Phil and Pam Hammett, Doreen Tafelski, Yvonne Barnum, Mary Jo Morgan, Mary Ann Berta, Denise Scwab, all were laughing like crazy at Ruth Ann Fisher on the microphone…drifting yet?… Root 75 owner Kristy Pierre…how about now?
The sunrise and morning from the Coronado Cays was beautiful. It was a great view across the San Diego bay to watch the implosion of the Chula Vista Power Plant. The implosion went off without a hitch. Residents on the bayside of Coronado can now enjoy a view of the bay without the eyesore that was once the power plant.
Since 1960, the Coronado Cays view across the bay has included the Chula Vista Power Plant. The power plant is set to be imploded this Saturday, Feb 2, 2013, at 7 a.m. and last about two minutes. It will be postponed if wind speeds exceed 15 mph. Here’s the view today of the Power Plant from the Grand Caribe Shoreline Park in the Coronado Cays before the implosion.
The new Coronado Telephone Books have arrived and are out for delivery! Watch for yours to arrive soon. Since 1960, the Coronado Cays view across the bay has included the Chula Vista Power Plant. The power plant is set to be imploded this Saturday, Feb 2, 2013, at 7 a.m. and last about two minutes. It will be postponed if wind speeds exceed 15 mph.