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Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation to hold Cap & Gown reception

The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation will honor Cap and Gown contributors to the R. Roger Rowe School with a great big “Gracias!” and a Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be tacos, margaritas, mariachis and dancing at the gorgeous home of Nora and Alex Kaiser. The celebration follows the recent “Red Envelope” campaign, a school-wide effort to collect contributions supporting the district’s “Five-Star Education” programs.

Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild to present reception, ‘Holiday Miniatures’ exhibit

'Crest Canyon' by Toni Williams, featured artist

On Nov. 18, from 5-7 p.m., the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild celebrates the holidays with a reception for the Rancho Santa Fe Art Walk and its “Holiday Miniatures” exhibition.

Rancho Santa Fe resident named ‘Golf Professional of the Year’

Susan Roll

Rancho Santa Fe resident Susan Roll, owner of the Carlsbad Golf Center, was recently honored by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) San Diego Chapter as its 2010 Golf Professional of the Year Award recipient.

Rancho Valencia ranked #1 tennis resort by Tennis Magazine

Rancho Valencia

Rancho Valencia, an Auberge Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, has been recognized in the November/December 2010 issue of “Tennis” magazine as the No. 1 Tennis Resort in the United States. The Southern California resort placed first on the prestigious biennial list for the second consecutive time and has consistently been ranked by Tennis as a favorite North America tennis destination offering an extensive tennis program and services.

Characters come out for Halloween Parade and Carnival

Carina Gaoved, Ellison Starnes, Alexa Cagara, Emma Dypbik. Photos by Jon Clark

A variety of colorful characters and creatures participated in the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation’s annual Halloween Parade and Carnival Oct. 29. Event sponsor was Connelly Residential Group.

Ranch Clubhouse expands tradition of good service

Family All Together At Christmas Dinner

Over the last several months, the Ranch Clubhouse has been sending out surveys to Association members after they have had breakfast, lunch or dinner. The surveys also are sent to members who have had a banquet function at the club.

Students raise pumpkins, funds

Setting up a pumpkin patch with San Diego Produce

Solana Santa Fe School hosted its second annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser Oct. 22.

Students wear to promote a healthy life

Steven Chang

Solana Santa Fe students participated in Red Shirt Day during Red Ribbon Week, which promotes living a healthy and happy life.

Growing boys and girls at Solana Santa Fe

Garden volunteer Mahbod Ghods, Elina Ghods and Mia Lingenbrink.

Volunteers helped Solana Santa Fe students tend to the plants in the school garden, including tulips, for Red Ribbon Week.

Solana Santa Fe has sneaker day

Jacob Gaines (with apple and sticker that says 'I Elect to be Drug Free'

Solana Santa Fe students recently wore sneakers to school for ‘Don’t Let Drugs Sneak Up on Your Day.’ During lunchtime, the children walked, ran or skipped laps around the playground, with participants receiving an apple. This kicked off the running club “Coyotes on the Move.”