Must be an egg around here somewhere...

| Filed under

Easter Egg Hunt

See a photo gallery with 56 more shots from the day

Hundreds of parents, grandparents and children turned out Saturday to enjoy the Kiwanis Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt and family picnic event at Stonehouse Park. In addition to three age-specific egg hunts, with thousands of treat-filled plastic eggs, there were other activities just made for a warm spring day – a petting zoo, a visit from the Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit, balloon and face art, cookie decorating, eating cotton candy and more. The Murieta Dance Company performed a number from its upcoming show to cap the festivities. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Must be an egg around here somewhere...

Happy Valentine's Day, Murieta lovers!

| Filed under

Valentine swans

Happy Valentine’s Day from Lake Clementia! Neighbor Paul Anderson, who has shared many wonderful photos of Murieta wildlife, offers this one to put you in the mood of the day. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Happy Valentine's Day, Murieta lovers!

Happy holidays! Tour RM's holiday lights

| Filed under

Merry Christmas! Here's your chance to tour Rancho Murieta's holiday lights without leaving your chair. These are the lights honored by the Rancho Murieta Association (minus one home, which didn't have its lights on the two nights we visited). The full list of lights winners and a map of the homes follows.  Read more » Read more » about Happy holidays! Tour RM's holiday lights

RMA honors homes for their holiday lights

| Filed under

RMA lights winners

The Donnalley family accepts the congratulations of Santa Claus and Director Stephanie Bianchi for their holiday lights display. (Click photo for larger image.)

Addresses and a map of the holiday lights winners
See a video of the RMA meeting
(45 minutes)

The board (and Santa Claus) honored winners of the community’s annual Holiday Lights Contest at Tuesday night’s Rancho Murieta Association monthly meeting. Read more » Read more » about RMA honors homes for their holiday lights

Map of 2017 RMA holiday lights winners

| Filed under

Here's a map of the homes honored as having 2017's best holiday lights by the Rancho Murieta Association. Zoom in or out on the map by using the plus and minus signs at the lower left.

Here are the addresses marked on the map:

NORTH

  • 6232 Puerto Drive
  • 6275 Puerto Drive (11 Park)
  • 14812 Guadalupe Drive
  • 14925 Trinidad Drive (1 Park)
  • 7000 Pera Drive
  • 6801 Brisa Lane
  • 15022 Guadalupe Drive (1 Park)
  • 15022 Anillo Way
  • 6538 Via Sereno
  • 6458 Via del Cerrito
  • 6310 Camino de Lago

SOUTH Read more » about Map of 2017 RMA holiday lights winners

A Santa with connections to history

| Filed under

Santa and Adam Reese

Santa and kidsWe know Santa and his helpers come in all sizes, colors and ages, but Rancho Murieta had one of Santa’s oldest helpers Sunday when former Village resident Danny Mander returned to work his Santa magic. He’s 100 years old. Santa stopped at the Rancho Murieta Association Building and played the keyboard, chatted with the kids (that’s Adam Reese, 7, above) and did the lap thing (that’s 3-year-old Jack McGinity and his 6-year-old sister, Shelby, at right). We’re pretty sure ours was the only Santa’s helper who worked as Winston Churchill’s bodyguard during World War II. (Click photos for larger images.) Read more » about A Santa with connections to history

SOLOS throws a holiday open house

| Filed under

SOLOS party

Jazz filled the Local Bean at dinnertime Wednesday as Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS) held a holiday open house. In addition to group sign-ups, SOLOS members spoke with newcomers about the group. There were door prizes, wine and an array of nibbles. Music was provided by Robert Eberhard of the Symposium Jazz Ensemble. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about SOLOS throws a holiday open house

A holiday brunch and a chance to meet Santa

| Filed under

Santa Brunch

Photo gallery: 25 photos of Santa and people at the brunch

An elegant brunch and the chance to visit with Santa made for family memories and photos at the Country Club Sunday. Melody Deleon, 4, and her grandmother, Caryn Ribbs, were among the many families who visited buffet tables offering everything from custom-made omelets to frosted Christmas cookies before heading to a brightly decorated North Pole outpost to see Santa Claus. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A holiday brunch and a chance to meet Santa

Crafts show brings holiday flavor to the Villas

| Filed under

Holiday crafts

April Mattice presided over a table full of holiday decorations priced for every pocketbook Saturday at the Optimist Club’s Holiday Frolic Craft Boutique. Vendors at the Villas Clubhouse offered tables of handmade gift items ranging from painted boxes to knit hats, vintage holiday collectibles and new decorations, plus the opportunity to win a Christmas tree decorated with money. (Click photos for larger images.) Read more » about Crafts show brings holiday flavor to the Villas

A show and a Murieta holiday homecoming

| Filed under

Marcia Cope-Hart and Haleyann Hart

Photo gallery: 24 photos of the show and attendees

The Women’s Club holiday luncheon at the Country Club Wednesday was a homecoming celebration for entertainers Marcia Cope-Hart and daughter Haleyann Hart. After sharing the gift of music and adding show-biz glamour to Rancho Murieta for years, the family moved to Las Vegas for a Marcia theater role when Haleyann was 8. Now a sophomore at UCLA, Haleyann told the audience she still considers Rancho Murieta the place where she grew up and her “home-home.” Dad Steve Hart, who helped found Entertainment, Theatre & Culture, videotaped Wednesday’s performance as proud grandparents and longtime residents Ted and Dixie Hart looked on. Cope-Hart dedicated the song “Friendly Persuasion” to the couple in honor of their 67th wedding anniversary, and Haleyann performed a tap dance in their honor. A duet to “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” opened the hour-long show. Numbers ranged from Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” to a parody of “Makin’ Whoopee,” Cope-Hart’s homage to Burger King. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A show and a Murieta holiday homecoming

Pages

Your comments