NEWS UPDATES: Monday, March 5

NEWS UPDATES: Monday, March 5

Art Show-Fundraiser mixer at Savagewood
Savagewood Brewing Company will host an art exhibition for the Scripps Ranch High School Art Department on Monday, March 5 from 4 to 9 p.m.

SRHS art students have adorned the walls at Savagewood Brewing with colorful creations painted on skateboard decks and surfboards for this special fundraiser-mixer.

Residents are encouraged to look at the art and talk to some of the artists. Twenty percent of the night’s overall sales will be donated to the Art Department for supplies. All ages are invited. Craft soda and cold brew coffee will be available in addition to the Savage beer selection.

Construction at Grayfox Drive between Red Cedar Drive and Vista Valle Drive continues to force pedestrians into the street near traffic.

Street work blocks walkway to school
Construction at several areas of sidewalk along Grayfox Drive has hindered the walk to school for many studentsof Miramar Ranch Elementary School.

The project not only eliminates several hundred feet of parking for parents picking up and dropping off children for school, but also clogs the street for vehicles and often forces pedestrians, including students, onto the street to walk near traffic and around the construction.

Construction will continue this week on Grayfox between Red Cedar Drive and Vista Valle Drive. Pipes, signs and barriers line a portion of the street on one side while wide wooden planks appear over several construction pits at intervals on sidewalks along both sides of the street. Piles of debris and gravel, covered by plastic tarps, are in the street next to the curbs.

Local library gets Council declaration

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey will proclaim March 6 as “Scripps Miramar Ranch Library 25th Anniversary Day” in the City of San Diego. Kersey will present a proclamation to the library staff at 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers downtown at 202 C St. on the 12th floor.

Library celebrations begin this weekend
The Scripps Miramar Ranch Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary with celebrations throughout the month of March.

The events begin with “An Evening to Remember” on Saturday, March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.  “An Evening to Remember” will feature live music, docent tours, silent and live auctions. Tickets include two drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Funds will go toward enhancing the courtyard. For tickets, visit

On Sunday, March 11, the library will host a live concert with Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters  playing Cajun-zydeco tunes beginning at 2:30 p.m. The concert is free.

The Scripps Miramar Ranch Library is at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive.

Maddie, Clare and Ellarose staffed a lemonade stand to earn money to donate to the new preschool at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School. (courtesy photo)

Three enterprising students raise funds
Three second graders at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School worked a lemonade stand this past summer to earn money to donate to the new preschool that recently opened on the school campus. Maddie, Clare, and Ellarose made homemade chocolate chip cookies, brownies and fresh lemonade for their thirsty customers.

The three girls have been watching the new preschool being built for the past year and wanted to contribute to its opening.

Mrs. Amy Igou, preschool director, invited the girls to shop online with her to make their selections for items for the new preschool. They chose a cash register with a basket of groceries, a dollhouse, and an Imaginext Serpent Strike Pyramid Challenge with the $120 they raised.

“We wanted to make sure that we chose things for both boys and girls,” Maddie said.

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