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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.

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

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