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Do You Know Your Neighbor Behind the Picket Fence?


Neighbors. Love them or hate them, everyone talks about their neighbors- especially in our small town. Odds are you know more “of” your neighbors, than actually about them. The age-old “borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbor” is an understood concept to everyone, but how often is it put into practice? I have lived in Coronado for seven years now and in five different homes. Not until my last move did I finally find an…


Added by Alyssa Ballard on March 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Coronado Floral Association's Annual Spring Fling Steps Back in Time to the Roaring 20's

Imagine being transported to the 1920's and spending an evening under the stars, with live music, dancing and great food all while you meander among a beautiful garden setting with blooms all around you. Founded in April during the prohibition and flapper era, the Coronado Flower Show is an annual event that celebrates the beauty and wonderment of spring, during which residents and businesses spruce up their gardens and storefronts for the annual prize.

This year, the…


Added by Mary Douglas on March 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Nic Brown Receives His Van - Thank You Supporters!

Nic Brown and his mother, Katherine Ball, have a new set of wheels.  Nic and Katherine are over the moon in love with the van and are eternally grateful for the hundreds of people that donated to their cause.  

“We love all of you and appreciate your kindness,” Katherine wrote on her Facebook page. They’ve already taken a little road trip to…


Added by Gloria Tierney on March 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

CHS Senior Standout: Cassidy Wiley

Senior Cassidy Wiley began her Coronado story in 2007, while she was in the fifth grade, when her family moved here due to her father’s transfer with the military.

 Cassidy had a great experience at Coronado High School. Cassidy’s most memorable experience in high school was in 2011 when the boy’s water polo…


Added by Mackenzie Wiley on March 22, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Coronado Senior Knitting Group Warms Up America and the World

Mary Ann Stevenson and Barbara Edwards with photos of their group's past projects.

"We've never even seen the woman who knitted these!" Barbara Edwards exclaimed, motioning to a table filled with a donation of bright red, white, and blue knitted squares. "But she makes more than anyone here. We've gotten at least 10 afghans from her. Maybe more!"

"Yes," Mary Ann Stevenson nodded, "I'd double that…


Added by Becca Garber on March 21, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Glorietta Bay Inn and John Spreckels (Mayor Casey Tanaka) Support Coronado Schools

A funny thing happened at the Glorietta Bay Inn - John D. Spreckels appeared and I haven't been the same since!

He talked about the history of his former home - and in no uncertain terms - let's us know about the Inn's firm support for Coronado Schools.

Luckily, I had the talented Coronado Studios production team on-hand - to capture every moment of this rare occurrence.

And with that, we present this step back in time - courtesy of Claudia Ludlow, General…


Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on March 20, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Beloved Coronado Resident & Highly Respected Builder, Lorton Mitchell, Passes Away

Innovative, Charismatic, Beloved Entrepreneur and CEO, Lorton Mitchell, passed late Wednesday evening surrounded by his family and loved ones.

The team here at Lorton Mitchell Custom Homes, and Mitchell family are deeply saddened by his passing. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this delicate time. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Mitchell family.

Lorton Mitchell…


Added by eCoronado on March 20, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

U.S. Navy SEAL Died During Training Evolution

CORONADO, Calif. - Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jason Kortz, 29, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado died from injuries sustained during an accident while conducting parachute jump training operations in Perris, California, March 18.  

“Jason distinguished himself consistently throughout his career. He was the epitome of the quiet professional in all facets of his life, and he leaves an inspiring legacy of natural tenacity and focused commitment for posterity,” said…


Added by eCoronado on March 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Coronado Local Linda Kullmann directs CMS students in "The Wizard of Oz" March 20 and 21

Linda Kullmann is a third generation Coronado resident with “deep roots in this community.” Her mother graduated from Coronado High School in 1947, and Linda attended Coronado schools from kindergarten through her senior year in high school. She ventured off the island long enough to earn a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, after which she returned to Coronado as the music director for the all-schools musical. (The all-schools musical was a big…


Added by Kellee Hearther on March 18, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Coronado-based Music Video Hits 1 Million Views

When Surf's Up Studios - Coronado set out to produce and direct a music video for San Diego teen singing star, Lia Marie Johnson - it was a beautiful day at our prime location, Central Beach - it was also the same morning the NAVY towed in that stranded Carnival Cruise ship (look for it in the background during the opening scenes.)

Lia's "White Flag" music video hit 1,000,000 views last month and it's still climbing fast.…


Added by Surf's Up Studios Coronado on March 18, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Local Authors Unite at the Friends of the Coronado Library Book Signing Event

The Friends of Coronado Library hosted the Local Authors Book Signing event on March 14, 2015

Author Belinda Jones' eyes sparkled this past Saturday as she sat in front of a table of her books. "I've published heaps of books in the UK," she explained, "but The Traveling Tea Shop is the first one that's been published in the U.S." She pointed to a postcard listing her 10 other books. "This one, though, The California…


Added by Becca Garber on March 17, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Military, Moving and Matters of the Heart

I remember the very first time I drove over the Coronado bridge. I was fresh off a plane from Virginia, with our 4 year old and 5 week old in tow, sitting in the passenger seat while my husband drove so I could gawk out the window, giddy with excitement as I just kept saying, “I can’t believe we get to live here!”

We had scored some pretty sweet military orders. Big time. Having lived in Virginia Beach for 10 years and never having PCSd, we were ready for a change. It…


Added by Mary Douglas on March 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Coronado Local and Restaurateur David Spatafore's Latest Project

Restauranteur David Spatafore is a well-known Coronado local.  His Blue Bridge Hospitality has given Coronado MooTime Creamery, Leroy's Kitchen and Lounge, Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q, Village Pizzeria, Coronado Coffee Company and, most recently, Stake Chophouse and Bar. In a 2009 interview with…


Added by Ann Marie Bryan on March 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

CHS Senior Standout: Haleigh Suder

Senior Haleigh Suder came to Coronado in order to go to school here. She lives "off island" but was able to become an Islander in middle school because her father's job locally with the Military. 

Haleigh says, “Coronado is the only school where I could feel comfortable and be myself, and the atmosphere is just so amazing.” She loves how the staff cares so much about it’s students and she feels that CHS has helped shape her to be the person she is today. Haleigh’s…


Added by Mackenzie Wiley on March 16, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Coronado's Sally Ann Zoll inducted into Greenfield Alumni Hall of Fame

Greenfield Central School Foundation in Greenfield, Indiana recently welcomed longtime Coronado resident Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D. into its Alumni Hall of Fame.  Zoll serves as CEO of United Through Reading, a nonprofit organization that helps service members stay connected to their children during separation through the simple act of reading.  United Through Reading has grown from a grassroots effort to a nationally recognized organization serving almost 2 million military…


Added by Community Manager on March 15, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Imaginations Soar Through Reading, Song and Dance Each Week at Coronado Library's Story Time

“You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot. You put the popcorn in and you give a little grin. Sizzle sizzle sizzle sizzle POP!”

Every Tuesday and Friday at the Coronado Public Library, Jean and Mike Stewart make popcorn with their loyal following of enthusiastic toddlers. The weekly story time, filled with plenty of singing and dancing, has become a weekly tradition that has proven to be more…


Added by Mary Douglas on March 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Density Issues, Zoning Regulations Collide with Coronado's Back Houses

A Coronado Guest House

Locals know the quest; many of us have made the quest or have helped our friends on the quest. What is this quintessential Coronado quest? It's the search for the illusive "back house."  Charming, small, inexpensive, empty, in back of a grandmother's house that she never uses. The one you find because you know a friend of a friend of a friend.  That little casita or carriage house that could be rented for a…


Added by Ann Marie Bryan on March 10, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

CHS Mens' Soccer start their bid for Regional Championship today at 4pm

Congratulations to the Coronado High School Mens Soccer team who've been seeded #1 in their regional division!

They will be hosting Rancho Mirage at 4pm at the Coronado High School stadium on Tuesday, March 10th for Game #1 of…


Added by Kellee Hearther on March 10, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coronado Military Spouses Meeting set for Wednesday, March 11

All Coronado military spouses are invited to attend the next military spouse gathering offered by the Military Family Life Counselors.  The motto is "Meeting together to support our families and ourselves." 

The informal get-togethers, which have been taking place once a month since October of 2014, offer an opportunity for local military spouses to meet others with similar experiences.  Meetings are lead by the local Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) and are…


Added by Kellee Hearther on March 8, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Young Life Blossoms, Expands in Coronado

Young Life was started by Presbyterian leader Jim Rayburn in 1941. He was challenged to connect with the neighborhood school kids that had no interest in church, so he started weekly club meetings at student homes to spread the message of Jesus Christ while entertaining youth with games and songs. Since then Young Life has spread across the world. Young Life begins with adults that care deeply about what teenagers care about. They form relationships with teens to share…


Added by Mackenzie Wiley on March 8, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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