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Virtuoso guitarist Hank Easton to perform at Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Summer Supper Club Dinner

2013 Summer Supper Club Dinner

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is serving up another series of Summer Supper Club dinners, and virtuoso guitarist Hank Easton is slated to perform at the July 12 dinner.

Top dancers perform at City Ballet of San Diego’s spring fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe

Manicured grounds, a majestic fountain, and an architectural marvel of an estate-home provided a romantic European-style venue on Sunday, June 8, for City Ballet of San Diego’s annual spring fundraiser.

The estate home and grounds of Tommie and Dr. Jack Wasserman in Rancho Santa Fe’s “The Meadows” struck just the right sophisticated note for the 131 guests who attended the afternoon’s event.

Performers announced for next Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe season

The first performer will be Fernando Varela, a modern tenor, who spans the musical repertoire from opera to pop. Offering classical and popular appeal, Varela is under the tutelage of renowned star-maker David Foster. Barbra Streisand commented “You are going to be a pretty big star.” Recently, he performed at The Bridges to rave reviews.

Journalist brings experience as a fashion writer to new book ‘“Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel”

Terminal Life

After developing the main character and plot at the Rancho Santa Fe Library for months, local author Richard Torregrossa is set to release his first thriller July 1.

“Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel” follows Luke Stark, a Special Forces veteran, who returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan to learn that his wife has been murdered and his son has disappeared. Nicknamed “The Suited Hero” for his impeccable suit, Stark sets out on a path for revenge and a search for his son.

The novel is written in a “very cinematic style,” said Torregrossa, who wrote most of the book at the library while living in Rancho Santa Fe. He currently resides in Scripps Ranch.

Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library summer program offers a variety of activities

Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library is hoping that kids will “Pause to Read” this summer as part of its annual summer reading program. The program kicked off on June 5 and lasts through July 31 with a fully packed schedule of free activities, encouraging kids to read anything they can get their hands on.

To participate, kids just have to sign up and choose their reading goal — 10 hours or 10 books. Every time they reach that goal they can earn a prize and go through the program as many times as they can.

Rancho Santa Fe author releases final book in award-winning trilogy

Between Heartbreak and Happiness

After more than a decade of developing the series, Rancho Santa Fe author Sárka-Jonae Miller has recently released “Between Heartbreak and Happiness,” the final book in her in award-winning trilogy.

“It was always planned to be a trilogy,” Miller said. “Getting this third one out is a real accomplishment.”

Village Church to present free concert on the green in Rancho Santa Fe Village

A free concert featuring The Peter Sprague Group will be held on Sunday, June 22, from 5-7 p.m. on the green in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, adjacent to The Inn at RSF, on the corner of Avenida de Acacias and La Flecha.

Success in music and family converge for country star Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols in a scene from his new video for ‘Yeah.’  Courtesy photo

Joe Nichols will perform at the San Diego County Fair June 11.

Rancho Santa Fe couple shares vast art collection with attendees at San Diego Museum of Art fundraiser

(L-R) Dr. Ariel Plotek, Demi Rogozienski, Frank Rogozienski with Corot’s “Fisherman” in the background. Photo by Diane Welch

If a picture paints a thousand words then the art collection of Demi and Frank Rogozienski speaks volumes. The couple recently opened up their private collection to members of the San Diego Museum of Art’s (SDMA) North County Chapter (NCC) support council. During this recent “Art in the Afternoon” fundraiser event, guests were given a rare insider’s view of the Rogozienskis’ vast collection of art that fills every room in their light-infused Rancho Santa Fe Covenant home.

Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society author’s novel offers contrasts between two neighboring African countries

Northern Trust Wealth Strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, author Eleanor Morse, Literary Society President Candace Humber, Northern Trust San Diego region President John Ippolito. Photo by McKenzie Images

“White Dog Fell From the Sky” is a novel of stark contrasts — good and evil, black and white, hope and despair.

The novel, published by Viking in 2013, is the third by Eleanor Morse, a teacher and writer who lives on an island off the coast of Maine.

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