Laser tag with Equinox Laser will be held at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. From 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, children grades 3-6 can come enjoy pizza, drinks and laser tag with their friends for just $35. Call the Community Center to register your child for this awesome event!
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation and Medal of Honor Foundation have created a limited edition graphic honoring the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, William H. Carney. The graphic has a photograph of Carney wearing his Medal of Honor and includes the Medal of Honor postage stamp, postmarked with the First Day of Issue Cancellation on Nov. 11, 2013.
Carney fought in the Civil War as a volunteer in the 54th Regiment of the Union Army. During the assault on Fort Wagner in 1863, the color guard was shot, nearly dropping the American Flag. Carney took the flag and planted it in the parapet of Fort Wagner, refusing to let it drop. He was shot twice during this effort. For this, Carney was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Carney did not receive his medal until 1900, nearly 40 years after his act of valor. He was not given a public ceremony and took it upon himself to be photographed with his medal to record himself as the first African American Medal of Honor recipient.
The graphic will be a limited edition of 150, printed by Master Print Communications and Bob Salt at Salt Printworks. The first print will be presented to President Obama. The graphic will also be given to the 45 African American members of Congress, Secretary of Defense, Postmaster General and only living African American Medal of Honor recipient, Clarence Sasser.
The remaining graphics will be available for the public to purchase. Those who wish to receive more information about purchasing the Limited Edition William H. Carney Graphic can send a request to: email@example.com.
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to “Honor and raise awareness and support for our Armed Forces past, present and future” with an emphasis on wounded warriors, their families and families of fallen heroes. www.spiritoflibertyfoundation.com
When New York’s spring Fashion Week kicked off last month, it featured a host of the usual designers on the scene; brands such as Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein typically rule the roost. This year, however, one of the week’s main highlights was courtesy of Carrie Hammer, a 2003 Torrey Pines High School grad who is the head of her very own, New York-based namesake fashion line.
Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club members Robin Chappelow and Susan Callahan have spent many days spending time with the children at a special orphanage in Mexico, Casa Hogar El Reino de los Ninos, also known as Kids Kingdom. The pair were determined to introduce the orphanage to their fellow Rotarians, as it was the club’s connections that brought much-needed support to the facility, home to 36 children.
Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe has announced a travel-inspired wine dinner series, “Taste of Terroirs,” scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month. Each dinner will highlight a wine region and its cuisine with a multi-course dinner paired with local wines.
Anya was adopted at 10 years old. Now a high school junior, she is raising funds so other older children can find loving homes.
“We just wanted to bring awareness to older orphan children because I used to be in that place,” Anya said. “We wanted to bring awareness and raise money for them so they can come here and experience what I’ve experienced.”
As the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation expands its community impact through The Patriots Initiative, North County Senior Connections and The Women’s Fund, it welcomes new directors Terry Atkinson, Victoria Hanlon, Kimberly Davis King and Steven Simpson.
Girls in grades 1-6 are welcome to participate in this fun recreational league in Rancho Santa Fe. Registration is open now and ends Feb. 21. No late sign ups will be accepted. Please call or visit us online at RSFCC.org to reserve your child’s place! (Must have current membership to participate).
The Magic of Poetry – Author and U-T San Diego language columnist Richard Lederer will highlight the works of a great poet at 2 p.m. each Wednesday.
At Helen Woodward Animal Center, a puppy named Candy and her surrogate puppy brother, Cupcake, are ready for love just in time for Valentine’s Day.