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July 8, 2016

Your Guide to a Weekend in Ramona July8th - July 10th!

Well it's the weekend again friends!  I must say that this week FLEW by!  I hope that you had the best 4th of July celebrating America!  It was so amazing to drive through town and see all of the flags flying.  It truly is one of my favorite things.  I remember reading in the paper years ago that Ramona wanted to be the most Patriotic town in the US, and they encouraged all of the businesses to put out flags.  I LOVE that idea.  I would love to to see our flag flown all over town all the time!

There are some great events happening this weekend around town that you should definitely try out.  I really suggest you check out the Ramona Jr. Fair BBQ and Pie Auction.  This is always a fun event, and come on... PIE!  You can read more about that and everything else happening this weekend below.

Tonight you will want to check out Pamo Valley and Schwaesdall wineries for sure!  Then tomorrow head over to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.

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Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

401 Pile Street

 

Page’s Organics

1914 Pamo Road

 

Kountry Made Farm

1121 11th Street

 

Harbour Farms

3326 Highway 67

 

Connelly Gardens

252 Steffy Road

 

Connelly Farms

456 Telford Lane

 

Ramona Jr. Fair is holding their Annual BBQ and Pie Auction this Saturday.  The event starts off with a very cool truck and tractor show that runs from 3pm to 7pm. Then a deep pit BBQ from 4-6pm tickets for this are $7 for adults and $5 for kids (You really can’t beat that for some homemade BBQ)!  Finally, the fun part of the evening and the pie auction.  This starts at 6pm and gets very exciting!  There are pies and cakes and other treats.  This is a great event for the entire family and will be so much fun!

 

 

Like I said....PIE!!!

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)

 

 

July 9th and 10th drink wine for a good cause!  Turtle Rock Ridge, Pamo Valley, and Ramona Ranch Wineries are participating in the 2nd Annual Kevin Montgomery Birse Memorial Wine Trail.  This is a fundraiser for the Crimson Center Speech, Language Pathology and Autism Center.  You can get a wrist band for $10 and enjoy 3 tastings for free at these wineries.

 

Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from 4:30-6pm

 

Sunday have fun doing a wine and paint with Linda Kelly!  Starting at 11am you can sit down for a wine and art class with local artist Linda Kelly.  The cost is $45 per person and includes a glass of wine or sangria and the materials to paint.  Light refreshments will be served.  Call Jennifer Lane to reserve your spot today! 760-271-3090

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Stop by Turtle Rock Ridge this weekend if for no other reason than to just enjoy the beautiful scenery, but while you are enjoying that scenery grab a glass of their famous blue sangria you will thank me later!

 

Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.

 

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me!

 

Schwaesdall Winery

Friday July 9th stop by and celebrate Schwaesdall Winery’s 20th Anniversary!  This will be a night you won’t forget so be sure to stop by and celebrate with them!

 

Vineyard Grant James

Sunday Paint your pet and wine tasting with Casey Buonaugurio!  This class will be held from 12 -3pm.  Cost to attend is $40 and includes all materials and a glass of wine or tasting.  For more information, call Casey Buonaugurio at 760-315-1144.

 

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3 Places to Check out This Weekend!!!

 

The Main Course Restaurant

This weekend treat yourself to an AMAZING breakfast at someplace I’m guessing you haven’t tried yet.  The Main Course serves breakfast Friday through Sunday mornings and it is not to be missed.  Their breakfast menu has some really great items that you should try!  From crepes to malted pancakes, omelets to benedicts.  I say try them out this weekend!

 

Ramona Ranch Winery

All I have to say is, Iced Watermelon Sangria.  How amazing does that sound?!! You need to stop by Ramona Ranch Winery this weekend and try it.  Ramona Ranch Winery just receive 5 medals at the recent RVVA competition.  It really doesn’t get any better than enjoying a glass of wine, taking in the scenery, and being in the company of amazing people! 

  

2 Create Gallery

Did you know that Ramona has a very cool new art gallery? 2Create Gallery is a beautiful new place where “Art is Everything” and you can feel the love for it when you walk in the door.  There is beautiful artwork from paintings to furniture.  When they say art is everything they truly mean it!  This idyllic gallery features local San Diego artists.  It is truly a place you NEED to see.  Why not see it this weekend!  They are open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm at 438 Main St.

 

There you have it! Three days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend Ramona! 

 

Thanks Friends!

 

 

June 30, 2016

4th of July Weekend in Ramona!!!

Hi there Ramona friends!  Oh my gosh I am so excited about this weekend in Ramona.  I’m excited for a three-day weekend, fireworks, BBQ’s, time by the pool. Everything!!! Are you excited for the 4th of July!  It looks like it might be a hair cooler than last weekend, so fingers crossed we can all enjoy ourselves and enjoy a little time out in the sun!  This week we are bringing you 5 days’ worth of fun things to do in Ramona.  Something here for the whole family! Be sure that you read the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun things happening in our great town!!

 

As I always say, weekends start on Thursday in Ramona.  Head into town tonight and grab some yummy grub and grab a seat (or bring one) and watch the parade of cars “Cruise” through town!!! Cruise starts at 6:30 and typically runs until about 8pm.  Tonight is going to be another special cruise night.  Look for the flags flying high in honor of the 4th of July.  Not only will the bikes and some of the cruisers be flying their flags, but the Rotary has put out the flags through town.  Be prepared to have a wave of Patriotism wash over you!  This is what makes me proud to live in this great town.  And proud to be an American!  Here is a list of all the great specials going on tonight:

 

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  Ladies, you can still get your hands on blingy t’s and tanks.  Stop by tonight and grab a couple to wear on Thursdays!

 

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!

 

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving up some tasty lemon roasted chicken with cumin lime coleslaw and cut up watermelon for $8.99.  Doesn’t this look so good!!!! I would still grab a frozen banana on my way out though!!

 

Packards Coffee Shop

 

How hungry are you?? Tonight Packards will be serving up some yummy pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy creole tater tots, and homemade potato salad.  Delish!

 

Ramona Skatepark

I have to say something about Ramona Skatepark, the group of volunteers who have made it their goal to get this skatepark built for our local kids.  This team is out at many events raising the money that is needed to get this project started. However, we cannot see this dream turn into a reality without the support of the ENTIRE community.  Please take some time out of your night to stop by and say hi to Tracy from Ramona Skatepark and grab yourself a tasty root beer float.  All proceeds go to building Ramona’s Skatepark.  ***I would like to issue a challenge to my Ramona peeps…stop by and drop a $5 bill in the bucket, if each person that is out at cruise night tonight stops by and gives $5, we would really make a huge impact on our goal. *** Please stop over and grab a root beer float and support the kids of Ramona!

 

Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

Tonight you can help Kaitlyn Valencia earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  If you could also do me a favor and give her a little extra donation I think that would be just awesome!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her!  Here is what they will have:

-chocolate cake pops $0.50

- blue velvet cake pops $0.50

-birthday cake cake pops $0.50

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

 Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food, tonight they will be serving up BBQ’d hamburgers, hot dogs, brauts, and Mr. Scoops will be out with cool treats too!  Dusty and The Love Notes with Indian Joe will be playing live outside on the Resurrected Rustic stage.  You don’t want to miss them they are great!

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills Yummy Cruise Night Special, Smoked Sausage Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio!  Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!

 

San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!

 

Pizza Hut

Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 6-9pm.  Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie!  Since I am a sucker for pizza, this is super easy and super tasty!!

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar – Get 20% off the entire store tonight!!!!

 

Head over to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.

 

Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

Page’s Organics

Kountry Made Farm

Harbour Farms

Connelly Gardens

Connelly Farms

 

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)

 

Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from 4:30-6pm

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Saturday July 2nd from 1pm to 3pm - Painting and Wine with Casey Buonaugurio.  Enjoy a glass of wine while painting.  Admission for the class is $40 at the door.  This includes all materials for the class and a glass of wine or a wine tasting.  For more information, contact Casey Buonaugurio at 760-315-1144

 

Salerno Winery

Wine, art and music, what more could you want?  This weekend enjoy live original music by Salvador Padilla and some beautiful sculptures by numerous Latin American artists.

 

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

Why not stop by La Finquita Winery this weekend?  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies! Sounds like a great time to me!

 

Principe Di Tricase Winery

Sunday, It’s Cheese Day at Principe Di Tricase Winery Stop by for a wine and cheese pairing from Cheeses from the Cave from 2pm to 6pm.

 

 

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3 Places to Check out This Weekend!!!

 

Barrel 1 Winery

Here is what I’m loving about Barrel 1 Winery… Aside from it’s beautiful location and surroundings I absolutely ADORE Audrey, she is so sweet and truly has a passion for what she does.  Plus, you can’t beat sitting out on the patio and enjoying a nice glass of wine.  Stop by this weekend, they are open Saturday and Sunday from

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Let’s be honest, I cannot say enough great things about Ramona Family Naturals. #1 I LOVE a family run business, #2 they are committed to making people healthier.  As soon as you walk into the store you can tell that this is truly a labor of love.  Their produce is fresh and AMAZING and they whip up some pretty tasty food as well.  If you have never been into Ramona Family Naturals stop by this weekend, you will be glad you did.

 

Grebar Farms

Oh how I LOVE Grebar Farms!!! Greg and Barb Harper have truly created such a great farm stand!  You will typically find both of them and one or both of their daughters working the stand that is chalk full of AMAZING produce!  This is truly one of my favorite farm stands in town. Located at 401 Pile Street, they are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  You have to try their Necta-Plums, they are a nectarine-plum cross and so yummy!

 

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Got no plans for the 4th of July??? Well Ramona has plans for you!! Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks and Family Picnic.  Head over to Olive Peirce Middle School for all of the fun! Bring your chairs, a blanket and a cooler filled with yummies and enjoy some amazing fun family time!  Plus you get to end the night with fireworks!  Event lasts from 5:30 to 10pm .  Another option for the 4th is the annual Picnic in the park at the VFW, this is alway a fun time!

There you have it!  Five days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend!

 

Thanks Friends!

 

 

June 28, 2016

Summer in Ramona!

Summer is here!  You know what that means.....

 

Hometown Fun!!!

Ramona American Graffiti Cruise Night
Every Thursday Night  -  From 6:30 - Until Sunset

Ramona Rotary Community Fireworks and Family Picnic
July 4th
5:30 PM to 10 PM
Olive Peirce Middle School
Free Event for the whole family 


SoCal Food  & Wine Festival
Tuesday July 19th
6PM to 10PM
Ramona Mainstage  626 Main Street
Enjoy Great Food & Great Wine
http://www.ccssd.org/event/socal-food-wine-festival/


Ramona Junior Fair
August 3rd - 6th
Livestock Auction Saturday Aug. 6th 1pm
Free Event for the entire family - Bring the kids down to see
the animals go through market and showmanship at 
The Ramona Jr. Fair


King of The Mountain Bulldogs Car Show
Saturday August 20th
9AM to 1PM
Ramona High School
Great event that benefits Ramona Pop Warner


46th Annual Ramona Country Fair
Thursday August 25th - Sunday August 28th
Free admission - $5 Parking
Bring the family down for fun, rides, food, and LIVE entertainment
Wild West Show
Motorcycle Show
Fun Contests and Prizes

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June 23, 2016

Just Another Amazing Weekend in Ramona!

Hi there Ramona friends!  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this weekend in Ramona!  Each week as I prepare to write this post and gather all of the weekend happenings I get a little more excited about our small town.  There is always something fun going on and this weekend is no exception.  In fact, there is SO MUCH going on this weekend I think you may have a hard time deciding exactly what to do!  Be sure that you read the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun things happening in our great town!!

 

As I always say, weekends start on Thursday in Ramona.  Head into town tonight and grab some yummy grub and grab a seat (or bring one) and watch the parade of cars “Cruise” through town!!! Cruise starts at 6:30 and typically runs until about 8pm.  Here is a list of all the great specials going on tonight:

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  Ladies, you can still get your hands on blingy t’s and tanks.  Stop by tonight and grab a couple to wear on Thursdays!

 

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

 

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!

 

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving up some tasty BBQ’d Ribs, served with mashed potatoes and watermelon!!! You have got to try these!! Yummy!  As I’ve heard it said, these babies are finger lickin good!  While you’re there try a frozen banana, holy moly you will feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven!

 

Packards Coffee Shop

 

Paninis are a favorite at Packards so they are serving them up tonight for you!  Reuben, HTC Turkey Lurkey, and Caprese!  All paninis include chips, macaroni salad or potato salad!  Packards never lets you down when it comes to dessert either, tonight is no exception!  Lemon Mousse, or Chocolate Mousse.  Delish!

 

Ramona Skatepark

Stop by and say hi to Tracy from Ramona Skatepark and grab yourself a tasty root beer float.  All proceeds go to building Ramona’s Skatepark. 

 

 

Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

Tonight you can help Kaitlyn Valencia earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  If you could also do me a favor and give her a little extra donation I think that would be just awesome!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her!  Here is what they will have:

-chocolate cake pops $0.50

- blueberry cake pops $0.50

- strawberry oat bars $0.50

 

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm, walk around a check out all of their great handmade items then step outside and get some grub carnival style from Carnival of Food and Mr. Scoops.

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy Up the Hill Grills yummy Cruise Night Special, Kielbasa Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch the cars go by from their patio!  Lots of other great and tasty things on the menu as well!

 

San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!

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Pizza Hut

Call in your order to Pizza Hut tonight and get a large 1 topping pizza for $7.99 from 5-9pm.  Go pick it up and grab your seats on the street and watch the cars go by while enjoying your pie!  Easy peasy!

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar 

 

 

Saturday

 

Head over to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.  With vendors ranging from produce to plants there really is a little bit of everything at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot to check it out for yourself.

 

Local Farm Stands open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

Page’s Organics

Kountry Made Farm

Harbour Farms

Connelly Gardens

 

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

(photo credit: sandiego.org)

 

Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from

Saturday Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting room is also hosting a Patriotic Wreath making class.  This class starts at 11am Saturday morning and the cost is $40 to participate.  Call the tasting room to reserve your spot today! 760-271-3090

Lenora Winery

Lenora Winery will be holding a wine class this Saturday.  Wines of Italy with George G. Franceschi will start at 1:30pm.  Call today to reserve a spot for this great class!  760-788-1388  The class includes a wine tasting and a souvenir logo glass.

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard

La Finquita Winery & Vineyard will be hosting a Ramona Relay for Life wine tasting fundraiser Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.  Stop by and do a little wine tasting for a good cause.  The A/C will be on and you can even order one of their yummy wine slushies!

 Schwaesdall Winery

This Sunday Schwaesdall Winery is excited to host  the 3 piece rock band TrainWrek.  The band will perform from 1pm to 4pm, playing original rock songs.  Bring a chair and enjoy a glass of wine and the great sounds of rock and roll!  If you are hungry grab some pizza that will be for sale as well!

 

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3 Places to Try This Weekend!!!

 

Marinade on Main

We absolutely LOVE Marinade on Main!  This fresh new restaurant here in town is a great place to try this weekend if you haven’t already.  With farm to table amazingness you will fall in love with their menu, the flavors, and the atmosphere.  Marinade on Main is located at 865 Main St.  Call ahead seating is encouraged 760-440-3717.  My advice, try the Pulled Pork Mac ‘n Cheese and the Habanero Marmalade Wings!  So amazing!!

 

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard Winery

Turtle Rock is a favorite of ours!  You simply cannot beat the atmosphere or the wine at the beautiful winery.  We come to Turtle Rock often  and can tell you that it is one of the prettiest places in Ramona.  Why not stop by and enjoy a glass of Sangria, relax and take in the beauty of Turtle Rock Ridge.  They are located at 18351 Woods Hill Lane.  Stop by Saturday and say “Hi” to Barb for us!

 

Photo courtesy of sandiego.org

 

Connelly Gardens

Connelly Gardens opens its doors for the season this Saturday.  They will be stocked to the hilt with fresh grown produce. This is a must stop this weekend!  Stop by the farm stand at 252 Steffy Road Saturday or Sunday from 9am to 4pm!

 

There you have it!  Four days full of fun and three places to try out this weekend!  Stay cool and stay safe!  Have a great weekend!

 

Thanks Friends!

 

 

June 21, 2016

5 Reasons Buying a Home in Ramona is Better Than Renting

Ramona is unique little town.  It continues to grow, all while still keeping true to it's small town values and feel. Ramona offers residents and visitors many appealing options when it comes to attractions and or things to do.  With many emerging wineries, and our Thursday night "Cruise" through the past, Ramona has become a destination and a great place to live. 

While most realize that you get more for your money in Ramona, there are other benefits to owning your own home. With home values rising and rental inventory levels extremely low, now is the time to considering buying a home in Ramona in lieu of renting.  Here are five ways you can benefit financially in this regard.

1.   Competitive Mortgage Terms

There are many great programs available to perspective homeowners.  Rates are still low and there are several programs right now that allow you to put little down.  If you are eligible for a VA loan you could qualify for a loan with zero down.  Talk to a lender, it doesn’t cost anything to find out what you qualify for.  Think you will never qualify for a loan?  This is another reason to speak with a good lender.  Lenders can see a bigger picture, let them take a look at where you are now and help you map out a plan to get you that home in the near future.  We work with some AMAZING lenders who work tirelessly to get our clients qualified and ready to purchase the home of their dreams.  Need a referral?  Call us today and we will put you in the BEST hands available!

2.   Build Some Equity

Have you ever heard that saying, “Landlords grow rich in their sleep”?  Well, it’s the truth!  For every month that you rent a home or an apartment you are losing money because you are not building any equity.  Why you start looking at buying a home you are looking to invest your money into your future.  Make your money work for you!  For example, if you are considering staying in Ramona over the next 5 years to 10 years buying a home is a smart decision, with home values continuing to rise you could be able to offset some of the costs of owning your home when you are ready to sell.  You could potentially make back the money that you paid into your mortgage, and if the market continues you could come out ahead with more money than when you first bought your home!

3.   Get a Break on Your Taxes!

When you buy a home and start paying a mortgage, you have the opportunity to deduct a portion of the payments that you are making toward your mortgage.  This not only lowers your tax liability, but it also gives you some tax credits that you cannot get by renting. 

4.   Home Improvements That Really Pay Off

When you buy a home you have the opportunity to make improvements to the home that could increase the value.  It does take some out of pocket money to make adjustments to update your home, but every update/upgrade that you make to your home could potentially pay you back in a big way by increasing the return on your investment if you sell.  Not only can this help you in the long run but when you own the home yourself you have the freedom to make these choice yourself and not depend on someone else to make improvements. 

5.   Condos in Ramona are affordable

There are several condos in Ramona/SDCE that are affordable. As I said before, home values continue to rise, so if you are looking for something smaller now is a great time to buy a condo as you could still come out ahead and you can stop paying someone else’s mortgage.

Ramona’s real estate market continues to be competitive, but there is still a value for perspective homebuyers.  If you keep these 5 considerations in mind, you can see a clearer picture and financial importance of buying a home in our community over renting.

 

If you are considering taking the plunge into homeownership but don’t know where to start or how much you qualify for please give us a call today.  We would LOVE to sit down with you and map out a plan for you!  

 

June 16, 2016

Father's Day Weekend in Ramona Starts Thursday!

It’s Father’s Day weekend!!! Time to celebrate dad!! Why not start celebrating tonight.  Dad is sure to love sitting out watching the cars go by and eating some yummy food.  In fact, let’s just say that this year we are going to celebrate our Dad’s Thursday through Sunday.  So check out tonight’s tasty specials and start Dad’s weekend off right!

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  You can also still purchase a ladies blingy tank top or tee in the tasting room for $20.

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!! 

Ramona Mainstage

 

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving up some tasty BBq’d pulled chicken sliders on an organic Hawaiian roll with coleslaw and watermelon tonight. 

 

 Packards Coffee Shop

 

Check out the yummy items that Packards is serving up tonight!

Ramona Skatepark

 

Tracy from Ramona Skatepark is out every week at Packards with an awesome treat for the community raising money for the Skatepark.  Stop by tonight and grab something tasty.  What is it?? It’s a surprise, but you won’t be sad that you stopped. Drop a little extra in the jar, remember it’s for the kids!

The Corn Lady

 

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

Chamber Mixer

Tonight's Chamber Mixer will be hosted by Resurrected Rustic/Ramona Chamber of Commerce. Stop by either location and party it up with your local business owners!  The mixer runs from 6pm to 8pm.  $5 fee for members and $10 for guests. 

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy a yummy Kielbasa Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  There are also some really great specials going on this month you can try.  California Pasta Salad, Ceviche style Krab, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Ranch Grilled Chicken Wrap and more!  Sit out on the patio for a great view of the cruise.  Get there early for a great seat!

 

San Diego Sunshine

San Diego Sunshine is open late tonight until 9pm.  Stop by their tasting room located at 432 Maple Street Ste. 6 after you’ve watched the cruise and stuffed yourself with amazing food and try one of their local specialty drinks.  You won’t know that you LOVE it until you try it!

 

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

 

The Mason Jar – Get 20% off the entire store tonight!!!!

 

Don't forget The Par Lounge, live music this Friday and Saturday Night.    Friday night Rock band Give Me Back My Wig  will be performing, and Saturday enjoy some Hawaiin sounds from Desi Realtor.

 

Start your Saturday off with a trip to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market.  There are so many vendors that really have great items for sale.  From Produce to gourmet olive oil, to succulents.  There really is a little something for everyone at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot from 9am to 1pm and check it out!

 

Garden Swap

Ramona Family Naturals is hosting a garden swap this Saturday from 9am to 10am.  Bring some of your homegrown or homemade items to swap.  Sounds fun!

 

Ready to hit up some farm stands?  Here are the local farm stands that are open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

Page’s Organics

Kountry Made Farm

Harbour Farms

 

Connelly Gardens will open for their season next weekend June 25th!

 

 

 

Got kids?  Free Pool Safety & Drowning Prevention Class this Saturday from 10am to 12pm at Ramona Oaks Park.  This class is open to the public and EVERYONE with kids is encouraged to go!  This class is so important if you have a pool or plan on swimming with your kids this summer.  

 

***If you would like to attend this free class either RSVP here or call 760-789-9066 to reserve a spot.  There is a chance that the class could be cancelled if there is not enough interest so please RSVP and please bring a friend because it could help save a life!

 

Do you love Ribs?  Stop on over at the 11th Annual Ramona Community Rib & Chicken Fest from 11am to 7pm at OPMS 1521 Hanson Lane.  Sink your teeth into some AMAZING food.  You know you want to!  Tickets are $20 at the door.  

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day is this Sunday.  Treat your dad to a special day and you don’t even need to leave your hometown!  Start off with a Champagne Brunch over at The Oaks Grille from 10am to 12pm.  Then stop over at one of our local wineries to tread dad to a glass or two of wine.  Finish your day off by stopping over at the classic car show that runs every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at the Albertsons parking lot.

June 9, 2016

Another happening weekend in Ramona!

 

Hey there Ramona!  Each week as I prep the update for the weekend I get a little more excited.  Excited it’s almost summer, excited about the cruise night, and just excited in general to be a part of such a great community! School is out for the summer, the weather is beautiful, and it is going to be a great night for a cruise! With some of our local farm stands starting to open for the season, wine tasting, farmers market and concerts in the park starting up again Ramona is going to be hoppin’ from here on out until the fall!  Since we like to start our weekends in Ramona on Thursday that is where I’ll start, with all of the yummy details!!!

 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a BBQ Chicken sandwich with some coleslaw on the side for a $5 donation. All proceeds from the food sales will go to the Ramona Senior Center! You can also still purchase a ladies blingy tank top or tee in the tasting room for $20.

 

The Main Course

Stop by The Main Course tonight for a good meal with a side of classic cars!  The Main Course will be serving some special BBQ for tonight’s cruise.  Why not have a great dinner and sit outside and enjoy the show?!!

 

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

 

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving another tasty flatbread.  Tonight’s treat, Strawberry Balsamic Chicken flatbread pizza!   I mean let’s be honest, doesn’t that just sound divine.

 

 

Packards

Packards will be serving up breaded chicken breasts with mushroom gravy, green beans and white rice.   It may be a little cooler tonight so grab a warm drink while you’re there!

 

Ramona Skatepark

Regardless of where you end up tonight please make a special trip over to Packards Coffee Shop where Ramona Skatepark will be selling popcorn.  Each bag sold is a donation that goes towards getting Ramona’s skatepark built for our kids! This skatepark won’t happen without the communities support so please stop by and give a little something to this worthy cause!  Remember it’s for the kids!

 

Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

Kaitlyn Valencia will be back tonight to try to earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  If you could also do me a favor and give her a little extra donation I think that would be just awesome!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her! 

 

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm.  Shaved Iced by Mr. Scoops will be back tonight to dish up some eats and treats for you! 

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy a yummy Kielbasa Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  They also have (what sounds to be amazing) a California pasta salad with avocado, bacon, and lemon and a ceviche styled crab.  I LOVE it!

 

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar

 

Looking to WINEd down this weekend?  Here are some cool things happening at some of our local wineries and tasting rooms:

 

Pamo Valley Winery and Tasting Room

Friday enjoy a glass of your favorite Pamo Valley Winery wine and also a complimentary cheese tasting from Cheeses from the Cave from

 

Ramona Ranch Winey

Saturday enjoy another wine and cheese pairing from Cheeses from the Cave.  2:30 – 5:30pm

 

Salerno Winery

Salerno Winery would love to have you out this weekend for a tasting. They want you to come so much that they have offered a Groupon to make it a little more enticing.  Find the Groupon here.  https://www.groupon.com/deals/salerno-winery

Principe de Tricasse Winery (on Highland Valley Road at the Christmas Tree Farm)a hidden gem in Ramona will be hosting many crafters and artisans this Sunday from noon on.  There will be so many amazing hand crafted items for sale perfect for Father's Day, 4th of July and Summer!  While you're there try some wonderful Italian wine and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of this great winery.

 

 Every Saturday Ramona Certified Farmers Market offers great items from so many vendors that really have great items for sale.  From Produce to gourmet olive oil, to succulents.  There really is a little something for everyone at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot from 9am to 1pm and check it out!

 

Ready to hit up some farm stands?  Here are the local farm stands that are open for business:

 

Grebar Farms

Page’s Organics

Kountry Made Farm

Harbour Farms

 

Stop by The Tractor Supply between 11am and 2pm this Saturday for Purina Days!  With lots of fun activities, pet adoptions, prizes, and I heard a rumor that the Corn Lady may make an appearance – this sounds like a fun event for the whole family!

 

Enjoy a Summer Movie in the Park Saturday night at Dos Picos Park from 8pm to 10pm.  This Saturday the featured movie will be Minions.  So bring a blanket or some chairs, some snacks and get ready for a great night watching movies under the stars!!

 

Sunday even get back in the car show groove with the classic car show that runs every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at the Albertsons parking lot.

 

Don’t forget friends!  Our kids are our future!  Let’s help make their schools a little bit better for them!  You can be a part of something that will make a HUGE difference! Sign up TODAY for the FORUS Golf Tournament sponsored by Shelly Heimer and Supreme Lending?  This is going to be a great event with the money raised going to help our local schools.  The golf tournament will be held Friday June 17th.  There are still 1 or 2 holes available to sponsor and golfers are still needed.  If you would like to sponsor a hole or if you would like to golf in the tournament, please contact Shelly Heimer at 760-870-7730 to sign up!  The goal is to raise $10,000 for our local schools.  It doesn’t get much better than helping out our kids.  Please call Shelly today to see how you can help!!

 

 

 

Thanks Friends!

June 3, 2016

Welcome Susan Michalek!

Stage Presence Homes Realty is pleased to welcome Susan Michalek to our team.  Susan is a lifelong Ramonian who brings with her over 12 years of real estate experience. 

Susan, a 1979 Ramona High School graduate received her real estate license just after high school, but it wasn’t until years later that she dedicated herself to a full time career selling homes.  In 2011 Susan obtained a broker’s license and has been a top producer the last four years.  As a brokers associate Susan specializes in all residential, 2-4 unit properties, short sales, land and relocation.  “I believe that honesty and integrity are the only way to run my business.  I treat my clients like they are my family and believe the key to success is in communication.  I always try to answer my phone because My clients are important to me.

In addition to her career in real estate Susan enjoys spending time with her family and spending time in the community.  “I love that over the years some things in our community have changed but our small town virtues remain the same… being a fun, safe and happy place to raise your family!”

 

Susan’s experience and knowledge of the real estate industry truly make her an asset to our team.   If you see Susan out and about in town, please take a moment to congratulate her on her move to what we feel is the best place in town! “I love my job but most importantly, I love helping people!  That’s what it is all about for me, helping others to make their dreams come true!” Give Susan a call today, we know you will be happy you did!

June 2, 2016

Another Beautiful Ramona Weekend!

It sure feels like summer has arrived in Ramona doesn’t it!  Who doesn’t love this warm weather??!!  It is going to be a beautiful weekend in Ramona that is for sure!  There are so many fun things going on and this great weather will just make it even better.  As you know weekends now start on Thursday night in Ramona!  So as always we’ll start our weekend out with our Ramona American Graffiti Cruise Night and all of the tasty specials that our local businesses have prepared for us!

Here are tonights specials!!! My favorite part!!! I don’t know about you but I feel like I gain 5lbs just writing all of these specials out!  Ha ha! 

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  You can also still purchase a ladies blingy tank top or tee in the tasting room for $20.

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

 

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving another tasty dinner, Ribs with watermelon and German potato salad.  How AMAZING does that sound!!!

 

Packards Coffee Shop

Head over to Packards tonight for their baked potato bar!  You can get a plain baked potato for $3.95 or a loaded potato for $6.95.  With all sorts of yummy toppings, you can’t go wrong.  For dessert tonight they will be serving some tasty Strawberry Shortcake.

 

Ramona Skatepark

Regardless of where you end up tonight please make a special trip over to Packards Coffee Shop where Ramona Skatepark will be selling popcorn.  Each bag sold is a donation that goes towards getting Ramona’s skatepark built for our kids! This skatepark won’t happen without the communities support so please stop by and give a little something to this worthy cause!  Remember it’s for the kids!

 

Help support one of our young Ramonian’s get to D.C.

Tonight you can help Kaitlyn Valencia earn money for her 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  She and her mom will be set up in front of the Affordable Treasures/La Cocina Parking lot.  Please stop by and support this young lady by buying one of their homemade treats!!  If you could also do me a favor and give her a little extra donation I think that would be just awesome!  Let’s help make this trip happen for her!  Here is what they will have:

-chocolate cake pops $0.50

- vanilla almond cake pops $0.50

- Oreo rice crispy treats w/ white chocolate drizzles $0.75

- original rice crispy w/ milk chocolate $0.75

- vanilla cupcakes w/ white chocolate mousse filling $1.00

- strawberry cupcakes w/ strawberry buttercream $1.00

 

I know I will be stopping by for a strawberry cupcake (My weakness)!

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm.  They have invited Carnival of Food and Shaved Iced by Mr. Scoops back tonight to dish up some eats and treats for you!  Live tonight Indian Joe & Dusty and the Love Notes will be playing. Sounds like a great time.  There will also be free face painting so definitely stop by and say hi!

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy a yummy Kielbasa Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  You can also get a yummy croissant sandwich with your choice of ham, turkey, roast beef, or chicken salad with choice of side.  They also have (what sounds to be amazing) a California pasta salad with avocado, bacon, and lemon! Sweet!

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

 

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar

 

 

Start your Saturday off with a trip to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market.  There are so many vendors that really have great items for sale.  From Produce to gourmet olive oil, to succulents.  There really is a little something for everyone at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot from 9am to 1pm and check it out!

Stage Presence Homes will be hosting an open house this Saturday at 1280 Avenida Naranja here in Ramona from 12pm - 3pm.  Swing by and see this BEAUTIFUL home!

 

 

If you are looking for something fun to do Saturday evening head out to Ramona Oaks Park at 6pm for the San Diego Country Estates Association 10th Annual Chili Cook Off and concert, with music from Kannan Road Band.  This is always a fun event that is great for the whole family!  So bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a night at the park!

 

Sunday June 5th is Therapony Ranch Day 9am -1pm 823 Magnolia Heights-  If you have a volunteer’s heart please come out and support this great group.  Therapony is such a wonderful organization that truly helps so many people.  Their ranch day is a day where the community can come and help them put up shelters, clean up, and also you can love on the ponies a little!  If you would like to help out, please RSVP to TheraPony@yahoo.com.  Lunch and drinks will be provided.

 

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday and then stop over at the classic car show that runs every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at the Albertsons parking lot.

 

Have you heard about the FORUS Golf Tournament sponsored by Shelly Heimer and Supreme Lending?  This is going to be a great event with the money raised going to help our local schools.  The golf tournament will be held Friday June 17th.  There are still 5 holes available to sponsor and golfers are still needed.  If you would like to sponsor a hole or if you would like to golf in the tournament, please contact Shelly Heimer at 760-870-7730 to sign up!  The goal is to raise $10,000 for our local schools.  It doesn’t get much better than helping out our kids.  Please call Shelly today to see how you can help!!

 

 

Thanks Friends!

 

 

 

May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend In Our Great Town!

Memorial Day weekend in Ramona! 

Tonight is the kick off to another great weekend in Ramona.  There are some really great events happening in our great little town this weekend.  Take some time to enjoy what our town has to offer!  Our Ramona American Graffiti Cruise Night will start us off by bringing the entire community together to enjoy some classic cars, some yummy food, and obviously some great company!  Tonight the bikes will be out again flying their flags in honor of Memorial Day.  Please show them some love as they ride by!

Now for the specials!!! I’m a foodie so this part is my favorite!!! Here are tonight’s Cruise Night Specials:

Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room

Stop by the tasting room for some of their famous Sangria.  $5 for a glass tonight!  Then you can grab a plate of street tacos from Pepe’s Produce, plates are $5.  You can also still purchase a ladies blingy tank top or tee in the tasting room for $20.

Ramona Mainstage

Ramona Mainstage is serving up $5 beers, hot dogs, and nachos for you tonight.  Stop by and grab a seat out front!

 

Ramona Café

Tonight and every Thursday Cruise Night, Ramona Café and Turtle Rock Ridge Winery are pairing up to treat you to something special!  Grab dinner and a glass of Cruise Night Blue Sangria!  You get a refillable glass for $12 and refills for $8.  If you love Turtle Rock Ridge Wine and you love food, then you have hit the winning combo here!

 

Ramona Family Naturals

Tonight Ramona Family Naturals will be serving another tasty flatbread.  Tonight’s treat, chicken, bacon, ranch flatbread pizza.  How yummy does that sound!!!

 

Packards Coffee Shop

Head over to Packards tonight to try some Smoked pulled pork with creole cheesy tater tots.  Bacon Mac N’ Cheese and hot dogs! Then enjoy some banana cream pie for dessert! I’m a sucker for banana cream!

 

Ramona Skatepark

Regardless of where you end up tonight please make a special trip over to Packards Coffee Shop where Ramona Skatepark will be selling popcorn.  Each bag sold is a donation that goes towards getting Ramona’s skatepark built for our kids! This skatepark won’t happen without the communities support so please stop by and give a little something to this worthy cause!  Remember it’s for the kids!

 

The Corn Lady

The Corn Lady will be out tonight with her amazing corn for all of her loyal followers.  She will be parked between Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and Main Street Rocha Church. Go get yourself some of the best corn you will EVER eat!  Do it!

 

Resurrected Rustic

Open late tonight until 8pm.  They have invited Carnival of Food and Shaved Iced by Mr. Scoops back tonight to dish up some eats and treats for you!  Live tonight Give Me Back My Wig will be playing and performing their latest single, Alligator Stew!  Sounds like a wild time.  Stop by and say hi!

 

Ramona Town Radio

Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting LIVE right outside the Chamber of Commerce building.  Have you downloaded their app yet on your phone?  Head to the app store and hit download and take Ramona Town Radio with you wherever you go!

 

 

Up The Hill Grill

Every Thursday Night you can enjoy a yummy Kielbasa Sandwich with grilled mushrooms, and cheese on a roll with fries.  This is the last week to try their May special Caprese Madness!  With several Caprese specials you can’t go wrong!

 

 

Spots that are Open Late Till 8 (that I know of J)

Fashionably Late Boutique

Unicorn Books and Gifts

A Classic Tale (Open until 7pm)

Sunshine Spirits (Open until 9pm)

The Mason Jar

 

 

Beginning Friday our local VFW will be at various local stores handing out Buddy Poppies.  They will be giving these out for a donation which helps disabled and needy Veterans.  Every donation counts so please take a moment at some time this weekend to stop and grab a Buddy Poppy and make a donation!

 

If you are a baseball fan and want to watch some great games head over to the Pony baseball fields for the Memorial Day Ramona Baseball Invitational.  This tournament features teams not only from Ramona but all over San Diego.  Stop by and root on your Ramona blue teams! Games run through Monday!

 

Start your Saturday off with a trip to the Ramona Certified Farmers Market.  There are so many vendors that really have great items for sale.  From Produce to gourmet olive oil, to succulents.  There really is a little something for everyone at the Farmers Market.  Stop by the Kmart parking lot from 9am to 1pm and check it out!

 

This weekend also sounds like a great time to stop by some of our local farm stands.  Grebar will be open this weekend and have you seen all of the amazing fruit that they have right now?  Strawberries, blueberries, boysenberries, peaches and more.  You will not be disappointed by stopping over there! Page’s Organics is another farm stand that I love.  I’ve always tried to keep it my little secret so I could get my pick of the best produce but hey, sharing is caring right!  Plus, I think it’s very important that we as a community support our local farmers! Learn a little more about how Page’s Organics also known as Killer Tomato got started.

 

This Saturday evening there will be a very special event going on.  Heart and Hooves Therapy is hosting their Quarter Auction.  The Quarter Auction starts at 5pm and goes until 8pm.  This is a great fundraiser that helps Heart and Hooves Therapy with their expenses through the year.  Part raffle, part auction, and a whole lot of fun!! Stop by the Ramona Senior Center and bring a couple rolls of quarters with you and bid on some really great items!  Ramona Town Radio will be broadcasting live from this great event.  

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday and then stop over at the classic car show that runs every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at the Albertsons parking lot.

 

Monday, the last day of our holiday weekend.  I would be remiss if I did not mention how truly grateful I am as we all should be to our men and women who have fought for our freedoms.  Memorial Day is a day that we honor the men and women who have died while serving in the US Military.  It is a day of remembrance and a day of saying thanks to those who have given their lives so that you can enjoy this day.  The Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 will honor our brave soldiers with three separate events that all are welcome to join.  The first will be held at the Nuevo Memory Gardens at 10am.  While you are there you will see flags on all of the headstones/graves of all of the Veterans that are buried there.  This is a somber event that honors our veterans and their families.

The next event will take place on the corner of 9th and G street.  There will be a short ceremony at the WWII monument that stands behind the stands of the ball field on the corner.  Immediately following that ceremony, the last ceremony will be held at the Vietnam Memorial that stands in front of Schwaesdall Winery (across from Daniels West)

Once the ceremonies have been completed the VFW invites everyone to their Memorial Day BBQ and Picnic.  This will begin at 1pm at the Bobby Watt Memorial Park.  If you plan on attending the BBQ please bring a side dish to share!

 

And that is it for our weekend.  I hope that you have a chance to enjoy one or more of the great events that are happening around town this weekend.  Enjoy yourself, spend some time with people you love and be safe!  I would like to end by asking for a favor from you, if you have an American Flag please fly it proudly this weekend.  Let’s be the most patriotic town in America!

 

Thanks Friends!  Remember what makes Ramona different.... people!  That means you!  Have a great weekend!