Rancho Santa Fe’s Jerry McTaggart considers himself the father of 11 very special children, and it’s difficult for him to speak about them without his eyes filling with tears. The 11 children live at Catherine’s Kids, a home he founded for medically fragile children in Baja California in 2005.
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club will host a Holiday Gift Boutique from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the clubhouse.
Shoppers can mingle with other RSF Association members and their guests, enjoying the decorations, music and twinkling lights that set a magical mood among cheery vendors and their delightful gift items! Choose from a plethora of jewelry, creative garden art, holiday creations, candy, kiddy gifts, doggie items, snappy apparel (no bad Santa sweaters — promise!) and more.
The May wildfires that struck San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe were very much on the minds of students at The Nativity School when Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters came to talk about fire prevention and preparedness this month. The firefighters hold a special place of honor at the school especially considering they helped save many of the students’ homes in the region as well as the school itself. The firefighters were greeted with a long standing ovation as they walked into a school assembly of students, parents and teachers.
“There’s a rule by, like, the Author’s Guild of the Universe,” said Garth Stein during a recent luncheon hosted by The Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club of San Diego and Warwick’s. “One dog book per author.”
Stein was in town to talk about the follow-up to his beloved best-seller, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” whose canine narrator, Enzo, has touched millions of readers during the book’s whopping 158 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. If you’re a dog person at all, you’ve most likely read, cried through and quoted the book — and bought copies to share with everyone you know.
His new novel, “A Sudden Light,” is already receiving rave reviews, despite the fact that it never once mentions a dog.
A founder of the Charter Society at Scripps Clinic, Stein also was a board member of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation and has been involved, as a board member and gala chair, with Casa de Amparo for more than 25 years. In 2007, she was named a Woman of Dedication by the Salvation Army.
A Rancho Santa Fe teenager put her love for books and passion for giving back into starting her own non-profit Books for Friends, which seeks to get more literature into the hands of kids who need it most.
Connie and Bill McNally started The McNally Company Antiques 23 years ago in a different village storefront before taking over the corner spot from Maggie’s Dress Shop in 1996.
“Investigators” at The Nativity School’s second grade social studies class discovered the secret location of a partner school by participating in an online adventure called Mystery Skype.
Moms and their little ones are invited to have a spooky good time at the annual Moms & Tots Halloween party, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center.
There will be tricks, treats, lunch, games, crafts, jump house, face painter and more! Attendees are encouraged to get in the Halloween spirit by dressing in costumes.
The party is open to all RSF Community Center members for just $20, and non-members are welcome to attend for $25 per family at the door. Meet other moms and their tots in the Rancho Santa Fe community and learn more about this group that gathers weekly for play dates in and around the Rancho Santa Fe area. Call the RSF Community Center for information and to reserve at 858-756-2461.
This 11-day trip to Africa will include training meetings in: Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Lagos, Nigeria; Kigali, Rwanda; Bujumbura, Burundi; Nakuru, Kenya; and Juba, South Sudan. The Sudan Ebola virus is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of three identified species that have been associated with large outbreaks in Africa.