Homes overflowing with the holiday spirit

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Holiday Home Tour

The Rancho Murieta Women’s Club's holiday home tour delighted with four superbly decorated houses on the North and South Friday.  After a continental breakfast at the Country Club, the Spirit of Christmas in Rancho Murieta tour visited homes with a real flair for holiday decorating. The curving staircase at the Flores home, above, was one of many features that inspired oohs and ahhs by the holiday crowd. Follow the "Read more" link to learn more about each home and see 47 photos. Read more » about Homes overflowing with the holiday spirit

Warming the needy on a chilly night

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Coat Dinner

The annual Coat Dinner at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Friday night provided warm clothing donations for Loaves and Fishes and a hearty chili dinner for the donors to enjoy with friends and neighbors. The dinner is hosted by Robert and Kathy Mehrten. Read more » about Warming the needy on a chilly night

Holiday lights judging is under way

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Rancho Murieta Association Recreation Committee members are driving the streets of the community every evening in their quest to find the this year's holiday-lights winners.  So, have all your lights and decorations up and be sure the lights are on by 5 p.m. every evening through Monday. Prizes of a $50 VISA gift card and a yard sign declaring your house to be a winner this year will be awarded at the Dec 15 RMA board meeting. Read more » about Holiday lights judging is under way

Coat Dinner to help the needy is Dec. 11

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This year’s Coat Dinner takes place 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, on Cantova Way. The cost of admission is one gently used, clean coat or sleeping bag. Mittens and gloves are also appreciated in exchange for a dinner of chili, salad, cornbread, dessert and coffee. The clothing will be donated to Loaves and Fishes. The dinner is hosted by Robert and Kathy Mehrten. Read more » about Coat Dinner to help the needy is Dec. 11

Santa finds his way to Rancho Murieta

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Santa

Red square Photo gallery: 50 shots of the tree lighting participants

Winter and Santa arrived at about the same time this year as children wearing warm, colorful hats and jackets came to Stonehouse Park Friday evening for the tree-lighting event. The brightly decorated park went dark after Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire truck, and Santa led the crowd in the countdown to the tree-lighting. Hot chocolate, cookies and the excitement of a visit with Santa kept the kids warm and their parents busy taking photos. The annual event is sponsored by the Optimist Club. Read more » about Santa finds his way to Rancho Murieta

Trotting in advance of the turkey

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Turkey Trot

There was frost on lawns all over Murieta Thanksgiving morning as the Turkey Trot 5K got under way at Stonehouse Park. With the temperature at 32, it was the coldest run in the event's five-race history. Proceeds benefit the Fisher House Foundation. Read more » about Trotting in advance of the turkey

The Turkey Trot and visiting with Santa

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Thursday morning at 8 there's the Turkey Trot, and we have it on good authority that at 6 p.m. Friday Santa Claus is coming to town. Read more » about The Turkey Trot and visiting with Santa

Getting ready for the holidays

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Decorations

Rancho Murieta Association workers were out in the rain Tuesday morning putting up holiday decorations, working here on Murieta Parkway. The RMA shared the news that holiday lights on the gates will go up the week of Dec. 7. Read more » about Getting ready for the holidays

Village gets the holiday season started

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Village fair

Murieta Village held its annual craft fair and bake sale Saturday, filling the clubhouse with tables of handmade decorative items, jewelry, knitwear, artwork and even freshly shelled walnuts. Vendors chatted with a steady stream of neighbors and customers to get the holiday shopping season off to a robust start. Read more » about Village gets the holiday season started

Village craft fair and bake sale Saturday

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The holiday season kicks off Saturday with the annual Murieta Village craft fair and bake sale. The event takes place at the Murieta Village Clubhouse from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cookies and coffee will be served at the door. Read more » about Village craft fair and bake sale Saturday

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