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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.

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist to be featured in photo exhibit highlighting inspirational women

Rancho Santa Fe philanthropist Ruth Westreich is one of 40 women featured in “Notes to Our Sons and Daughters: My Sister’s Voice.” Courtesy photo

The multimedia exhibition will feature 40 portraits of women from diverse generations and cultures, captured by photographer Pablo Mason.

Rancho Santa Fe author wins Indie Book Award

Sárka-Jonae Miller Courtesy photo

After 5,000 nominations, Between Boyfriends novel by Rancho Santa Fe resident Sarka-Jonae Miller made it as an official nominee in the Indie Author Land search for the top 50 books from indie authors published in 2013 to the time of the award. The novel made the shortlist of comedy novels.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to present oil painting class

By Kim Doherty

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is offering two sessions of oil painting classes for adults taught by Kim Doherty, local impressionist painter and president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild.

Expert gives presentation in Rancho Santa Fe on advances in methods to distinguish between authentic and fake art

(L-R) Ava Domann, Angela Jackson, Maurizio Seracini, Julia Domann.  Photo by Diane Welch

Authenticating works of art, and sometimes revealing fakes, sounds like the basis for a dramatic movie plot. For Florence native Maurizio Seracini, it’s his business. Through his company Great Masters Art Authentication, LLC, Seracini – a scientist and art expert – analyzes paintings and architecture using state-of-the art technology to not only distinguish the genuine from the fake, but to also show iterations that a work of art or a building often undergoes.

Author Nancy Horan discusses second novel at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society event

Literary Society President Candace Humber, author Nancy Horan, Northern Trust wealth strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, Northern Trust San Diego region President John Ippolito. Photo by McKenzie Images

Novel reveals a writer’s life nearly as adventurous as his books

Mainly Mozart to hold upcoming concerts in Rancho Santa Fe

•Friday, May 9, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Anne-Marie McDermott & Stephen Prutsman

Mozart Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448

Saint-Saens Variationse

Maurizio Seracini, ‘Master of Old Master Paintings,’ to speak at event in Rancho Santa Fe

Art expert Maurizio Seracini will speak at the April 30  Village Viewpoints event. Courtesy photo

On Wednesday, April 30, Seracini will take the community on a tour of what he has discovered underneath these famous works of art; incredibly beautiful under-drawings that allow us to see the artist’s creativity and his treasure trove of ideas. In addition, he will be take the audience on “a treasure hunt for grown ups” as he discusses conspiracy theories, riddles and clues that are a part of his search for the lost Da Vinci treasure, the Battle of Anghiari.

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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]

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