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Shelter to Soldier fundraiser benefits combat veterans

Justin Zackham, Ethan, Graham & Kyrie Bloem

Shelter to Soldier, a nonprofit organization that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to become certified psychiatric service companions for post 9/11 U.S. combat Veterans suffering from PTSD

San Diego Humane Society 28th annual Fur Ball

Lindsey Gary (with “Sophie Bella”), Cindy Nakagawa (with “Isabella”), Donna Mattingly, Jackie Lamkin (with “Chanel”)

Hundreds of supporters and their dogs attended the San Diego Humane Society’s annual gala — the Fur Bal

Rock the Cure

Emilia Podsabniak, Chris Davis, Jim and Amy Wood, Michelle Sterling, Mark Palamar

Rock the Cure returned to the cliffside La Jolla Farms home of Lisa and Steve Altman

‘Haute with Heart Fashion Show’

John Agostini (SMSC student; artist whose ballerina painting inspired the event theme), Linda Cooper, Natallie Setty

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) hosted its 37th “Haute with Heart Fashion Show” on Aug. 16 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Poolside fun for new R. Roger Rowe families

Fourth grader Katie and fifth grader Charlie.

The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation held a Newcomers’ Welcome Pool Party

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club clubhouse for sale

The Rancho Santa Garden Club clubhouse is now up for sale.

According to a press release, the RSF Garden Club Board of Directors reviewed several options and opted to approve listing the property on Avenida de Acacias with Colliers International, a commercial real estate brokerage firm.

In April of this year, Covenant membership voted against the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s purchase of the property for $2.4 million, by a margin of 20 votes.

Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society names Sharon Alix as new administrator

Sharon Alix

Sharon Alix has been appointed administrator of the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, reports the group’s president, John Vreeburg.

Alix, a longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident, has extensive administrative and financial experience.

Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe hosts debut of new Sunset cookbook

Celebrate the end of summer at a free book-launch event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Chino Farm. The Good Earth/Great Chefs partners with Sunset magazine and the editors of their latest book, “The Great Outdoors Cookbook” (Sunset Editors, Oxmoor House, $24.95) for a book signing and grilling demonstrations featuring Chino summer vegetables.

Rancho Santa Fe Association seeks to make new residents feel more welcome

Rancho Santa Fe Association Acting Manager Ivan Holler said the Rancho Santa Fe Association continues to make strides toward welcoming new residents to the Covenant and getting them registered to vote right away. At the Aug. 7 board meeting, Holler said they have revised their welcome letter to include voter registration information and will also follow up within the next 30 to 60 days if the new members have not yet registered.
When escrow changes, the RSF Association first reaches out to the residents, Holler said. Since January, 61 properties have been sold and of the 86 eligible to register to vote, 32 have completed registration.
Holler said the association is also now offering a welcome basket for new members, which will include a bottle of wine and an invitation to the RSF Golf Club; a sleeve of tennis balls with a free lesson at the RSF Tennis Club; an equestrian directory of services; a flashlight with the RSF Patrol’s number; a trail map and rules; a 50 percent-off coupon for a class at the RSF Community Center; and a coffee table book on the RSF village.

Mitchell Thorp Foundation fundraiser ‘Pillars of Hope’ to be held in Rancho Santa Fe

Mitchell Thorp  Courtesy photos

Brad and Beth Thorp lost their 18-year-old son Mitchell to an undiagnosed illness nearly six years ago. For five years, the family searched for answers, and when the community learned of their story, it offered support.

Since then, the Thorps have given back to the community through the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, which supports families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders.

To raise funds for families in need, the foundation is debuting its Under the Tuscan Sun Charity Fashion Show, “Pillars of Hope,” on Sept. 6 at Cielo Village in Rancho Santa Fe. During the inaugural event, the Mitchell Thorp Foundation will honor top doctors, educators, therapists and practitioners.