The Optimist Club's 42nd Annual Sports Fiesta takes place this Saturday, July 27th, and Sunday, July 28th. There are three competitions: a 10K run, an Ocean Swim and a Triathlon. All three events start and finish at Sunset Park.
To read the details of each event, or to register to enter, go to the Optimist Club of Coronado website.
From the Optimist website:
"The Optimist Club of Coronado meets every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. Continental breakfast is provided.
The Optimist Club of Coronado was chartered by Optimist International in 1970 with 26 members. Since that time, the club has grown to over 110 members. Our club conducts a number of activities, not only for fund raising but also for community enjoyment and involvement. Principal among these are the Optimist Sports Fiesta conducted the last full week in July."
The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce the second in its successful new series, “Art Under The Umbrellas,” launched this past Mothers Day. This event, titled Happy Hour for the Arts, will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013, from 2:00-6:00 PM at the Coronado Golf Course Restaurant (aptly re-named
Coronado Bayside Grill), located on Glorietta Blvd. at Visalia Row. Featuring the work of Coronado artists and authors, wine selections from the Fallbrook Winery will be served as guests enjoy the spectacular view, sample tasty appetizers, and mellow out to the smooth sounds of Lonesome Georges Jazz Ensemble, winners of the 2012 Coronado Jazz Fest. For the ticket price of just $10, guests will enjoy food, music, wine, and the opportunity to meet some of the artists who call Coronado home. Featured will be handmade jewelry by Kate Purdy and Linda Austin, ceramics by architect Dale St. Denis, hand-painted silk scarves by Tina Christensen, original paintings by Jean Pierre Marques, photographs by Victoria Freeman, along with the work of other artists. Local author George Galdorisi will share readings and talk about his books, including Act of Valor, based on the 2012 film, and his latest effort—The Kissing—inspired by the mystery surrounding the iconic 1945 Eisenstaedt Life Magazine cover photo. Author and broadcast journalist
Jane Mitchell will also be on hand to sell and sign her latest book, One on One: My Journey With Hall of Famers, Fan Favorites, and Rising Stars. And Pat Thomason, AKA Patricia Kinney, author of, Momma Sewed Buttons on its Face and I Thought it Could
This event is being sponsored by the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission (CCAC), the Coronado Bayside Grill, and Fallbrook Winery. All funds raised will support the
arts in Coronado. The public from both sides of the bridge is cordially invited to share in this very special Coronado summer afternoon.
The CCAC serves the Coronado Community as a leading voice for the arts through program development, creative initiatives and dynamic alliances. The CCAC serves
and partners with local artists and arts organizations to further develop a vibrant and cohesive arts community, strengthen arts education, enhance cultural tourism
and economic development, and enrich life in Coronado for citizens and visitors. For more information visit www.CoronadoARTS.com.
Submitted by Doug St. Denis, Coronado Cultural Arts Commission
Attend the Inaugural Trip Friday at 9 a.m. at City Hall
CORONADO, CA (July 2, 2013) – City leaders and officials with the Metropolitan Transit System invite the community to join them Friday in front of City Hall, 1825 Strand Way, for the launch of Coronado’s free Summer Shuttle bus service.
The public is invited to preview one of two brightly decorated Summer Shuttle buses before boarding for a loop around Coronado’s scenic Village area. The bus will be parked in front of City Hall. Brochures that include a map, with major stops along the way highlighted, will be provided to guests and distributed around town. The Summer Shuttle bus will depart at 9:03 a.m. for its inaugural trip down Orange Avenue, where there will be a stop for refreshments and an introduction to the service by local dignitaries at the Coronado Ferry Landing.
Summer Shuttle Bus Service Launch Schedule:
8:45am Summer Shuttle Bus/ Ribbon Cutting
9:03am Summer Shuttle Inaugural Trip Begins
9:15am Coronado Ferry Landing Arrival | Refreshments Served
9:45am Ferry Landing Departure | Return to City Hall
The Coronado City Council agreed to fund the free Summer Shuttle bus service from July 5 through September 30. The cost is $54,000. The local MTS 904 bus will be converted into the free summer shuttle bus, which will serve the area between the Civic Center and the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, including the Coronado Ferry Landing. MTS will continue its financial support for the existing 904 route.
Each bus will be "wrapped" with special graphics that promote Coronado and the most popular shuttle destinations such as the Hotel del Coronado, Historic Downtown, Ferry Landing and the Marriott. Special bus stop signs will be installed and promotional material will be made available to local hotels and businesses to promote the free shuttle.
Two Summer Shuttle buses are being outfitted with the wrap design and will run every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week, with an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights. The Summer Shuttle doubles the frequency of the current 904 bus service route. The new service provides four more hours of daily service to the 904 route by beginning one hour earlier and remaining in operation three hours later.
Look for the Summer Shuttle bus in the Fourth of July Parade Thursday. The free service begins Friday.
Submitted by Janine Zúñiga | Senior Management Analyst | City Manager’s Office | City of Coronado
It has finally come...Fourth of July 2013! Last weekend was so fun, so many folks coming back to the Hotel del Coronado to see us! Folks from Phoenix, Kansas City, San Francisco, Santa Barbara...even Las Vegas! Can't forget the Florida folks either! Makes our days on the deck even better! McP's on Friday and Saturday were lots of fun, too! Our week is fully packed, so here goes:
Wed, 7/3: RGB Trio @ McP's Irish Pub 8pm-12pm
Thur, 7/4: 4th of July! RGB on Hotel del Sun Deck 12:30pm-4:30pm
Fri, 7/5: RGB @ Hotel del Sun Deck 12:30pm-4:30pm
RGB @ Private Function 6pm-9pm
Sat, 7/6 RGB @ Hotel del Sun Deck 12:30pm-4:30pm
RGB @ McP's Irish Pub 9pm-1am
Sun, 7/7 RGB @ Hotel del Sun Deck 12:30pm-4:30pm
So many gigs, so little time...so much party! Hope we will see you at one or all of these events! Enjoy your 4th of July, it is our Independence Day, don't forget those who have sacrificed their all to protect our freedoms and those who continue to still lay their lives on the line! Armed Forces, Police, Fireman...every one who does something to keep our way of life free...say thank you to them!
Peace and Love to you all! The Band
CORONADO – Weekend news anchor, Brandi Williams, of KUSI TV, will ride in Coronado’s July Fourth Parade. She will be a guest of the Coronado Brewing Company, and ride in their iconic Model T beer truck, “Olive Oyl,” alongside local historian and publicist, Joe Ditler.
Ratings have soared for the reporter/anchor since coming to San Diego last year. A veteran of national TV, Brandi Williams hosted several coast-to-coast programs before covering the news. Among them were Fox TV’s popular New Year’s Eve Party, with Ryan Seacrest; Mark Burnett’s realty TV show, “Toughest Cowboy;” and the “World’s Biggest Birthday Party,” with Donny Osmond.
During live broadcasts from the Hotel del Coronado last December, Williams took time to promote the Holiday Parade and the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Coronado Brewing Company and their historic Model T, "Olive Oyl". She will be riding in the 1924 truck this July 4th.
She also covered the Hollywood Red Carpet for three years as Entertainment Editor for TV Guide, and has had her own show on the Travel Channel. Her image has appeared in numerous magazines and Internet publications, including Maxim.
As a young reporter and show host, Brandi gained international fame hosting The Ultimate Poker Challenge and The Vegas Minute, and continues to be recognized as, “The Queen of Hearts” and the “Poker Princess” by her poker fans wherever she goes.
Currently Brandi works the KUSI morning slot Wednesdays through Fridays as a news/feature reporter, and as the weekend anchor.
“I love Coronado,” said the popular reporter. “I come to the island at every opportunity. When I’m not shopping or eating at the great restaurants here, I’m riding my bike or skateboarding. It’s such a beautiful place, and it’s where I bring my family and friends whenever they are in town.”
In December she rode with the Coronado Brewing Company team in the Holiday Parade. “I have never had so much fun,” she said of her first Coronado parade. “I brought tons of candy canes to hand out to the kids, and all along the parade route we were mobbed by children. I’m looking forward to the July Fourth Parade.”
This year’s running of Coronado’s July Fourth Parade falls on Thursday. The theme is “America the Beautiful.” The parade begins at 10 a.m. at First Street and Orange Avenue, and proceeds south to Churchill Place. It lasts about two hours.
The Coronado Brewing Company is located at 170 Orange Avenue. For more information on the Coronado Brewing Company visit their website at
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