Getting ready for Summerfest 2016

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SummerfestSummerfest’s food trucks, which have become a summertime Sunday-dinner option this year, will be part of the upcoming Summerfest carnival, Sept. 9 and 10 at Stonehouse Park. Summerfest, a nonprofit volunteer organization that raises funds for Rancho Murieta projects, still has sponsorship opportunities available. Read more » about Getting ready for Summerfest 2016

Country Club relives our Hot August Nights

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Hot August Nights

Actually, the evening was rather delightful, but still they were calling it Hot August Nights at the Country Club Saturday night. As the event was getting under way at sundown, people circulated among the classic cars parked near the clubhouse before heading to the Terrace Lounge and patio for live music and food and a best-dressed contest. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about Country Club relives our Hot August Nights

A summer night with the music of Journey

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Journey Unauthorized

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A hot day turned into an evening of cool entertainment at the water’s edge as the latest Entertainment, Theatre & Culture concert packed the parking lot and the dance floor at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night.  Murietans Bill Towle and Larry Sanchez of the Bill Towle Band provided musical accompaniment as the crowd gathered and settled in.  ETC President Cheryl McElhany kept the happy mood going by awarding $2,000 scholarships to college-bound locals MacKenzie Hamel and James Duffek, winners of ETC's 2016 essay contest.  Then it was Bay Area tribute band Journey Unauthorized’s turn. The five musicians took the stage  with Journey’s 1978 hit “Wheel in the Sky” and kept rolling through the years, combining classic rock hits with ballads like “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’”  and “Lights” for slow-dancing and sing-alongs. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about A summer night with the music of Journey

Spreading frosty memories around Murieta

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Ice cream truck

The ice cream truck making a stop Saturday on Colbert Drive. Optimist Alicia Correia is handling the cash – 25 cents for kids. Click photo for larger image.

On Saturday, for the fifth year, the Rancho Murieta Optimists had an ice cream truck circulating in Rancho Murieta to bring kids summer treats like the old days. It started at 11 a.m. on the South, circulated around there, made a stop at Murieta Plaza, and then headed to the North. Read more » about Spreading frosty memories around Murieta

Music of Journey comes to RM Saturday

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Journey Unauthorized will be part of a musical doubleheader Saturday night.

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Journey Unauthorized, billed as the most authentic recreation of 1980s Journey (”Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It” and more) will perform 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. And there’s a bonus: Starting at 7 p.m., you’ll be entertained by the Bill Towle Band, with Murieta residents Bill Towle and Larry Sanchez. Read more » about Music of Journey comes to RM Saturday

RM's Relay for Life history tops $675,000

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Luminaria

Relay for Life volunteer Olivia Reed collects luminarias at the close of the relay as walkers complete the last lap. There were 609 luminarias dedicated to victims of the disease lining the track. Click for larger image.

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The end of Rancho Murieta’s Relay for Life came quietly early Sunday morning at Stonehouse Park as a stalwart group of about 50 volunteers marked the close of this year’s 22-hour event. It raised $56,098 for the American Cancer Society. Read more » about RM's Relay for Life history tops $675,000

RM's eighth Relay for Life is this weekend

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Rancho Murieta's eighth Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Stonehouse Park. The opening ceremonies for the 24-hour event are 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a survivor lap. All cancer survivors in the community are encouraged to be part of the survivor lap. Read more » about RM's eighth Relay for Life is this weekend

ETC show mixes country, pop and rock

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Autographs

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Following her tribute to Taylor Swift Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater, singer Kaylee Starr of Swift Country was surrounded by young admirers seeking her autograph and CDs. Young Murieta dominated the dance floor during the Swift Country performance, which featured Swift's hits and many tweener girls singing along to every word. The next act up at the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture show was the Cripple Creek Band, which followed with a rousing roadhouse-style performance. The band, which played the Country Club and the Davis Ranch Harvest Festival last year, tore through a set of country music and southern rock from artists as diverse as Charlie Daniels, The Eagles and The Band. Read more » about ETC show mixes country, pop and rock

ETC brings country show to Lake Clementia

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Entertainment, Theatre & Culture promises a country-flavored show 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Boots are optional but recommended. Read more » about ETC brings country show to Lake Clementia

For July 4 celebrations, nobody does it better

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Fireworks

As always, the day ended with a terrific fireworks show. Click photo for larger image.

The weather couldn't have been better, the hot dogs tastier, the fireworks more thrilling. OK, the parade could have moved along a little faster, but let's agree: Rancho Murieta sure knows how to celebrate July 4. We've got the whole day covered, with nearly 400 photos too. Read more » about For July 4 celebrations, nobody does it better

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