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Articles by Lori Bledsoe

By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun
This weekend nine more plaques were added to the Veteran’s Wall of Honor to commemorate and remember the value and service that was honorably given for our country.  The new names include: Claude Wilkens, John Schuttenheim, , Mabel Stenstrom, Pete Peters, Raymond Contrares, Robert Taylor, Steve Renne and Theodore Bazdorf.
As the Pledge of Allegence began, hats were removed, hearts were covered and the pledge was solemnly recited by all, looking at the flag with respect.

     The Honky Tonk Kings started the party off with a great selection of Country Music that started the toes a tappin’ and couples spinning on the dance floor.  Then on Saturday morning, the community center was offering morning faire, starting the day off with a well rounded breakfast burrito filled with eggs, cheese and bacon.

Aloha! All were kono (invited) to the ono (delicious) Annual Hawaiian Luau of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Bert Fuller Post 9578 in Alpine!  It was a wonderful event, allowing everyone some summertime fun!  There was plenty of food and drinks to keep the merriment going.  The luau benefited cancer aid and research and homeless women who are military veterans.

By Lori Bledsoe
For The Alpine Sun
The Chariot Fire has been ripping through our Laguna Mountains, beginning  on Saturday, July 6 around 1 p.m. approximately nine miles south of Julian.  Authorities closed down all routes to the Laguna mountains including Pine Creek Road from Pine Valley.  

We found this beautiful yellow/golden lab roaming around Illahee in Japatul around midnight last night.  Are you missing him?  He has a wonderful disposition, with short yellow, course fur, stalky build and beautiful brown eyes, but he doesn't have a collar or tags.  Please call Lori at The Alpine Sun 619-445-9080, He is waiting here for you, hopefully gazing out the door.

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.