SR WEEKEND & NEWS UPDATES
Shop local, support small businesses
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 28. While everyone knows about Black Friday – the day huge national retailers lure shoppers to buy the products they sell – Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, is much more important, especially this year.
There is no doubt that consumers in Scripps Ranch enjoy the services and merchandise from their local businesses within an easy walk or drive. The convenience is one bright spot, and the hospitality, friendly service and quality are exceptionally high.
Local, independent and family-owned businesses are the heartbeat of the American economy. Whether enjoying the personal one-on-one service or selecting the one-of-a-kind products, shopping at local businesses is a preferred and enjoyable way to shop.
Scripps Ranch has a wonderful selection of independently-owned small businesses, including retailers, restaurants, health clubs and gyms, dance studios, realtors, lessons for students, numerous services – and so many more.
Supporting local businesses is not only a preferred, enjoyable, way to spend your hard-earned dollars, it supports local family business owners and the numerous Scripps Ranch employees depending on their jobs provided by these local business owners.
This year has been a difficult one for small businesses, but these resilient business owners have done an incredible job of solving their problems and finding ways to serve their customers and remain open.
Scripps Ranch News encourages all residents to spend their holiday dollars at these wonderful local businesses within their community – whether it be by visiting them or ordering online – and keep shopping locally beyond Small Business Saturday and this holiday season.
Keep in mind that Scripps Ranch News is also a local, family-owned business, catering to our local community business owners. Scripps Ranch News is offering its Holiday Discount for new advertisers for the upcoming December issue through Dec. 4. Sign up now, or include Scripps Ranch News in your 2021 advertising budget by locking in the 2020 rates before they change for 2021.
In addition, anyone can place a classified ad in Scripps Ranch News for only $10 for 40 words or less. This newspaper is delivered by direct mail to homes throughout the community each month.
Keep shopping locally and keep your dollars in Scripps Ranch. Contact Scripps Ranch News for advertising at info@scrippsranchnews or phone (858) 945-4465.
Scripps Ranch COVID-19 cases skyrocket past 300
Total cases of coronavirus reported in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code area now stand at 339 since San Diego County began recording cases.
Local cases in Scripps Ranch skyrocketed by 58 in the past week, greatly surpassing any week since the pandemic began.
The County of San Diego reported 951 total cases recorded in Mira Mesa and 562 total cases in Poway. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by community residence listed for each patient.
These are the total tabulated cases in each ZIP Code area since the County began tracking cases in February. It does not reflect those who recovered, nor does it account for those who died from COVID-19 in Scripps Ranch. The County of San Diego does not provide those statistics at this point.
Wolff performs on Sunday live
Scripps Ranch rock musician Steve Wolff will perform his next live session on Sunday, Nov. 29. He will do a 1 Man Rock Band StreetJelly Livestream starting at 5 p.m.: https://www.streetjelly.com/-Wolff
StreetJelly sessions can be replayed for 24 hours afterward.
Send images to the Photo Showcase
Do you have a colorful or exciting photo you took in Scripps Ranch this year? Now is your chance to show it off in the 2020 Scripps Ranch News Photo Showcase.
Submitted photos will be published in the special December Holiday Issue of Scripps Ranch News and also posted on ScrippsRanchNews.com.
There is no charge to participate.
It's easy to enter: Email a photo taken in Scripps Ranch in 2020 to email@example.com. Photos must be high-resolution, at least 300 dpi. Include the name and address of the photographer. Include the date and location the photo was taken.
Rules: All photos must have been taken within the 92131 Zip Code area of Scripps Ranch.
All photos must have been taken within the year 2020.
No Photoshop or alterations allowed.
Only amateur photographers are allowed to enter their photos. No professional photographers.
Deadline: entries must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2020.
Send entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scripps Ranch News-24/7 Realty lighting contest
It seems that folks are ready for the holidays to begin more than ever this year. The Scripps Ranch News Home Lighting Contest, sponsored by 24/7 Realty, is a great way for residents to get into the holiday spirit.
The theme for this year's contest is “Home for the Holidays.”
Anyone with a home in Scripps Ranch who will decorate the outside of their home with holiday lights is eligible to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top entrants.
Judges will drive by the properties in the contest to view the lighting displays. Once judging is complete, the top displays will be photographed. Photos of the winning displays will be published in the special December holiday issue of Scripps Ranch News. Deadline to enter is Dec. 2, 2020.
Those wishing to enter may fill out a form at scrippsranchnews.com/contest.
Prizes are provided by 24/7 Realty.
Here is a little about the upcoming week; Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2020:
Sunday, Nov. 29 is Electronic Greetings Day.
Monday, Nov. 30 is National Personal Space Day, National Mason Jar Day, National Mousse Day, National Meth Awareness Day, Computer Security Day, Stay Home Because You're Well Day and Cyber Monday.
Tuesday, Dec. 1 is National Pie Day, National Eat a Red Apple Day, Day With(out) Art Day, Rosa Parks Day, World Trick Shot Day and National Day of Giving.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 is National Fritters Day, National Mutt Day, Special Education Day and National Package Protection Day.
Thursday, Dec. 3 is National Roof Over Your Head Day.
Friday, Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day, National Dice Day, National Sock Day, Faux Fur Friday and National Bartender Day.
Saturday, Dec. 5 is Bathtub Party Day, International Ninja Day, National Repeal Day and National Rhubarb Vodka Day.