Category archives for: Rancho Santa Fe Life

Rancho Santa Fe resident Marie Addario named to Chaîne as national officer and editor

Marie Addario

Founded in Paris in 1248, La Chaîne is the world’s oldest international gastronomic society. It is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of meat roasters (rôtisseurs). Revived in 1950, the society has professional and amateur members in more than 90 countries. In the United States, there are 122 Bailliages

San Diego Polo Club recognizes veterans with Sept. 7 event in Rancho Santa Fe

Last year’s flag ceremony during Veterans Recognition Day at the San Diego Polo Club. Courtesy photo

Philanthropy and polo will again come together Sept. 7 for the 10th annual Veterans Recognition Day at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe.

Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society launches fund drive for David R. Brooks Memorial Fountain

Peggy Brooks, fountain designer and board member Max Wuthrich, Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society President John Vreeburg and Peppy Bahr at the kickoff party for the David R. Brooks Memorial Fountain.

The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society held a kickoff party Aug. 14 for its fundraising drive for the David R. Brooks Memorial Fountain.

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.

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.

Helen Woodward fundraising event in Rancho Santa Fe showcases animal medium


Animal medium Brent Atwater is donating her spiritual gifts to Helen Woodward Animal Center with a very special Readings for Rescue fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

Rancho Santa Fe family helps fight son’s diabetes through Christopher’s Foundation

Nine-year-old Christopher Schilling of Christopher’s Foundation was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012. The foundation’s second Tee’d Off for a Cure tournament will be held on Sept. 15, preceded by a wine event on Aug 27. Courtesy photo

The Schillings of Rancho Santa Fe are rallying for Type 1 diabetes awareness, research and an eventual cure after a life-changing diagnosis rocked their family two years ago.

Rancho Santa Fe-based Spirit of Liberty Foundation presents check to help pay Marine veteran’s legal fees

Jill Tahmooressi, mother of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, thanks Spirit of Liberty Foundation representative Michael Rainey for the $1,500 check for legal fees. Photo by Kristina Houck

Legal fees are quickly mounting for a U.S. Marine veteran who has been held in a Mexican prison for four months, but a local organization, the Spirit of Liberty Foundation, aims to help.

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s unique nonprofit Art for Barks helps support animals and artists

Art for Barks founder Lynn Moon and her dogs Chaco and Sage.

Through her nonprofit Art for Barks, Rancho Santa Fe’s Lynn Moon has found an outlet that combines all of her passions: her passion to help others; her commitment to raising awareness about animal issues and promoting better pet care; and her lifelong love of art and support of artists of all kinds.

Art for Barks is a unique nonprofit that creates an online community to showcase animal artists and writers, and offers services to assist pet parents while supporting local animal charities. Moon’s goals are to be a major voice on service dogs and mustangs, and to reduce animal abandonment.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s August Summer Supper Club event to feature ‘An Evening of Art and Jazz’

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will serve up another Summer Supper Club dinner on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe.


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