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Jerome Strack named General Manager of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Jerome Strack

Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Jerome Strack general manager for The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the historic hotel located near San Diego. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is part of Benchmark Hospitality’s Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels brand collection. Greg Champion, executive vice president & COO, made the announcement.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Jerome to this remarkable and historic property,” said Champion. “He brings to his new role a keen understanding of all aspects of luxury hospitality and an innate love for the unique equestrian setting of The Inn. I can’t think of a more qualified professional to lead The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.”

‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ fashion show in Rancho Santa Fe to benefit Mitchell Thorp fund

The Pillars of Hope Under the Tuscan Sun Charity Fashion Show, benefiting the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, will be held “under the stars, al fresco” from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Cielo Village, 18029 Calle Ambiente, Rancho Santa Fe.

The event will include the Pillar of Hope Awards presentation, Tuscan cuisine, wine and beer tasting, a Couture Men and Women’s Fashion Show, entertainment, dancing, health and beauty vendors, and a silent and live auction.

De Anza DAR holds American history essay contest

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announces its annual American History Essay Contest to celebrate America’s history. All fifth- through eighth-grade students in public, private, and parochial schools or those who are home-schooled are eligible to participate. Students may also independently submit essays directly to the judging committee.

Rancho Santa Fe resident earns scholarships to Western Washington University

Western Washington University incoming freshman Dallas Dyson, daughter of Robert and Loraine Dyson of Rancho Santa Fe, received a $1,213 scholarship from the Bliss Family Academic Scholarship from Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, and a $600 scholarship from the Vassdal Art Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Dallas graduated from Canyon Crest Academy in June and plans to study Environmental Studies and Design at Western. She graduated with a 3.8 cumulative GPA.

Realtors gather to discuss ways to make the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant even better

Participants in a recent realtor’s roundtable included Jason Barry, K. Ann Brizolis, moderator Bill Gaylord, Catherine Barry, Laura Barry, Orva Harwood and Ryan McGovern.

The roundtable featured realtors Catherine and Jason Barry and Ryan McGovern from Barry Estates, Laura Barry of Laura Barry Luxury Estates, Orva Harwood with Coldwell Banker and K. Ann Brizolis with Pacific Sotheby’s. Bill Gaylord, a local mortgage broker and past chairman of the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation moderated the discussion. The roundtable was organized by Alex Kaiser, vice president of Encore Leasing Group.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe reintroduces Croquet on the Lawn

The classic game makes a comeback to the Grand Lawn. Professional player and local favorite John Delille will be leading croquet play with instruction and guidance, which will be California Golf Croquet. The remaining scheduled dates are July 24 and Aug. 7, 21, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, and light appetizers and specialty drinks will be served. Delille will also be on hand to instruct lead games and help fine-tune player’s skills.

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters Club presents summer session

The Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters Club is holding a summer session. RSF Toastmasters meets every other Tuesday beginning July 15 through September from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center.

Zeller hosts event for Rancho Santa Fe nonprofit Laughing Pony Rescue

Nancy Priestly (L-R), vice president of Laughing Pony Rescue and organizer of the Charity Event; Larry Wight, charity auctioneer; Evelyn Zeller, host of the event and patron; Jill Baker, contributor and patron. Photos by Tom Dulaney

The event featured wine tasting, entertainment and a live auction, and raised more than $1,200 to feed the horses. We wish to thank all the volunteers and all those that made this possible.

Paris travelogue coming up at Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

“An Afternoon in Paris,” will be presented by Mark Anderson of Adventure Vacations at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. Enjoy an afternoon learning everything you ever wanted to know about Paris. Share your memories and receive great travel tips!

Style takes center stage as The Country Friends nonprofit presents ‘Art of Fashion’ runway fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe

Jeanne Lucia, left, Marci Cavanaugh (Past Presidents of The Country Friends); Andrea Naversen (2014 Art of Fashion Chair); Rhonda Tryon (President of The Country Friends). Courtesy photo

South Coast Plaza announced the lineup for this year’s show, to include Barbara Bui, Canali, Donna Karan, Faconnable, MaxMara, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace.


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