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Articles by Lori Bledsoe

On April 7th at the Mount Laguna Burnt Rancheria, the Girl Scouts assisted in planting over 100 Black Oak Tree seedlings.  They gathered together with community members, and were provided with sprouted acorns and planting baskets, along with training on how to place each new tree in the ground.

Families of fay folk gather in the gardens at Summers Past to present their best gardens and dress for the annual Fairy Festival. The colors of springtime sprang with the floral displays abounding along the grounds and in the tiny fairy gardens that in their meticulous miniaturation depicts the beauty of creativity and art.
This event grows every year and more and more enjoy the fantasy of wings and wands, coupled with floaty fabric fluttering by.  

On June 1, starting at 11 a.m. the Alpine Historical Society opened their doors to the Alpine Museum Grounds to everyone, to enjoy a day that harkened back into Alpine’s colorful history.  On display was the newly donated and renovated buggy, Sophrina Nichols home along with the carriage house in the  back was opened for perusal.   Homemade chili, salads, bread, drinks and ice cream sundaes were served and the awards for the annual third grade essay contest were announced.

By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun

Honoring our Veterans in Alpine has become a great celebration. This year, the Alpine Kiwanis sponsored a Memorial Day picnic welcoming all in Alpine to come and enjoy a classic barbequed picnic lunch prepared by volunteers.  Hundreds showed up at the Alpine Community Park to commemorate all who served in the United States Armed Forces.  Many showed up wearing their Red, White, & Blue, to enjoy a sunny day filled with ardent verve.

The 23rd Annual Vintage Alpine blew into the Summer’s Past Farms on Sunday, May 5th offering samples of many premium wines  from local wineries and restaurant as well as Alpine’s own local and famous brewery. 

Miracle Mile of Quarters shows big in Carpet of Coins


This year, 73 teams competed in the annual Miracle Mile of quarters with the creative and ever popular “quarter art”.   There were about 320 students and 200 adults who attended the event, raising approximately $ 24,000 of quarters on the carpet for the ever creative quarter art.
Awards were given in Open class, K-Kids, Builders club. KEY club and Circle K classes.


CONGRATULATIONS to our Quarter Art winners for 2013!!


By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun

Supervisor Jacob’s top priorities include Fire Protection and Energy


On January 7, 2012, Supervisor Dianne Jacob began a historic sixth term, representing her East County district, vowing to redouble her efforts to boost fire protections, public safety, and other issues central to constituents.   At her swearing-in ceremony, Jacob chose Chief Porter of Cal Fire, and County Fire Authority to swear her in.

Alice Villa, a person who gave from the heart, helping others, and working throughout her adult life in Alpine, will be missed by many.  At the age of 89, Villa had many accomplishments under her belt, marrying David Villa of East Haddham, Connecticut, traveling the United States, raising a family, working at Ryan Aeronautical, settling in Alpine and beginning a long voluntary career with the Alpine Lion’s Club.