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Solutions for Change Celebrates Resident Accomplishments

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By   12 hours ago

Graduates share their journeys from homelessness to self-reliance   VISTA— Thirteen people will be celebrated for having reached an important milestone in their journey from family homelessness when local nonprofit Solutions for Change holds its graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. September 29th. When many of the families came to Solutions for Change, the graduating adults and […]

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Neal Electric Moves To Vista

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By   22 hours ago

NEAL ELECTRIC MOVES TO VISTA AND PLANS GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION CEO of Meruelo Group Alex Meruelo and Vista City Officials to Attend   (Vista, CA) – Neal Electric, a leader in providing commercial electrical services in Southern California, is celebrating its San Diego County move to Vista with a grand opening ceremony at the new […]

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Vista Viking Festival 2016 Attracts Thousands

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By   2 days ago

  Pat Murphy…Vikings were Norse seafarers who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, during the late 8th to the late 11th centuries. This period of Norse military, mercantile and demographic expansion represents an important era in the early medieval history of Scandinavia, the British Isles, […]

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City Council Proposes Buying Land for Next Roundabout

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By   2 days ago

Regular Consolidated Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PURCHASE The City has been working with Mrs. Beaty, a trustee of the trust that owns the property, regarding the  purchase and acquisition of the property located at 501 S. Santa Fe Avenue, which is adjacent […]

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Moonlight Youth Theatre Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

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By   2 days ago

VISTA, CA – If last year’s award-winning production of Disney’s Tarzan the Musical is any indication, North County theatre-goers are in for another treat with Moonlight Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, hitting Vista’s Moonlight Amphitheatre stage October 14-22. MYT is the winner of numerous National Youth Arts awards as well as the […]

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Career Fair Inspires Kids To Think Big

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By   3 days ago

Ray Huard ….A dentist and a lawyer, a builder and a chef, a firefighter and a sheriff’s deputy – those are just some of the people who will talk about what they do for a living as part of a Monte Vista Elementary School College and Career Fair Sept. 29. Scheduled for 5 to 7 […]

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44 Days to Election Two City Council Seats Need to be Filled

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By   4 days ago

Seven candidates vying for those two positions met at the Morris Vance Community Room at the Vista Civic Center, and  were asked several questions about the future of Vista. Watch how they answered the questions. On Tuesday, November 8th 2016 is Election Day and there will be many issues on the ballot.   For the City […]

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River of Fallen Tears Ceremony In honor of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

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By   5 days ago

River of Fallen Tears Ceremony In honor of National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims -Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The River of Fallen Tears Ceremony gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories. The purpose of tomorrow’s event is to focus on the […]

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    30 Years of Tradition Harbor Days in Oceanside

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    By   2 days ago

    On September 24th and 25th, Oceanside Harbor was home to some 40,000 people, made up of vendors, customers, bands, and more, all coming for The Oceanside Harbor Days. Vendors ranged from clothing, to food, to waffles, to even voter registration booths, while the patrons were a mixture of locals and a surprising number of tourists. […]

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    Sheriff’s Coffee With The Community-Fallbrook

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    By   3 days ago

    Outreach is a top priority of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Members of the community should feel comfortable bringing problems related to safety and security to our staff. The Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation is holding a Coffee with the Community on: Wednesday, September 28th 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fallbrook Public Library 124 S. Mission […]

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    City of San Marcos Announces “Business of the Quarter”

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    By   4 days ago

    City of San Marcos “Business of the Quarter” On behalf of the City of San Marcos, Mayor Jim Desmond will award the “Business of the Quarter” award to San Marcos Chamber of Commerce member Urgent Care of San Marcos, onTuesday, September 27, at 6PM. Each quarter, the award is presented by Mayor Jim Desmond at […]

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    Oceanside Public Library Celebrates – Latinos In Oceanside

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    By   5 days ago

    Latinos in oceanside: A photo history project Join the Oceanside Public Library and Oceanside Historical Society President Kristi Hawthorne for “Latinos in Oceanside: A Photo History Project” on Saturday, October 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054. This program will highlight some of the personal […]

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    City Mourns Passing of Treasurer Gary Ernest

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    Oceanside mourns the passing of City Treasurer Gary M. Ernst who died of natural causes.  Gary was a long time resident of Oceanside, active in the Oceanside Rotary and International Rotary and was an active member of the California Treasurers Association.  Gary held a BSM Degree from California State University Los Angeles; a Master’s Degree […]

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    Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration

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    By   5 days ago

    Join us for this special event and stay for pot pie!

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    Oceanside City Council Adopts Resolution in Opposition To Prop 64

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    By   6 days ago

    Oceanside City Council Adopts Resolution in Opposition To Prop 64 at the September 21 Oceanside City Council meeting, the Council voted 4-1 to adopt a resolution in opposition to California Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization, which will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot. Resolution: https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=43057

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    Oceanside Theatre Company Presents “The Glass Menagerie”

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    By   6 days ago

    Oceanside Theatre Company is pleased to announce our 2016-17 Staged Reading Series in our newly renovated Blackbox theatre, Studio 219! Saturday September 25th 7 pm. 219 North Coast Hwy Oceanside. These monthly Staged Readings will be FREE Fundraising Events. No ticket necessary. Suggested $10 donations are greatly appreciated! All proceeds will go towards creating more […]

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      Govenor Brown Signs Chavez’s Assembley Bill 1875 Into Law

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      By   7 hours ago

      SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) announced Governor Brown has signed AB 1875 into law. “As a parent of a disabled child, I know firsthand the challenges many families face when making sure that their child’s needs are met,” said Assemblymember Chávez. “The State has a responsibility to make sure we strive to provide assistance […]

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      Arts Districts: Enriching Lives, Creating Jobs

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      By   24 hours ago

      Arts and cultural districts have spurred new businesses, attracted more tourism, and established vibrant, creative cultural economies across the nation.  Now California will have the opportunity to celebrate our communities and the arts by clustering existing arts and cultural amenities in officially designated cultural districts.   As a result of Assembly Bill 189 (AB 189), new […]

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      Veterans Resource Fair

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      By   2 days ago

      Senator Paticia Bates You are invited to the second annual Veterans Resource Fair in Laguna Hills (25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653) on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Assemblyman Bill Brough and I are hosting the event in conjunction with U.S. Representatives Darrell Issa and Mimi Walters. The fair […]

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      A Roadmap of Priority

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      By   1 week ago

      Tired of sitting in backlogged traffic on the I-15 or just trying to get your kids to school and then to work?  California’s population has almost doubled since the 1970s, but our highway system has not kept pace and must be upgraded to keep our people moving and our economy humming. That is why our […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron – Consumer Protections in Healthcare

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      By   2 weeks ago

      We are all deeply concerned about the welfare of our families. As a wife and mother, these concerns naturally influence my legislation, as well as the bills I support. As a result, this session I was proud to lend my support to an important package of health care bills that will benefit millions of Californians. […]

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      Kids’ Advocates Push Governor to Sign School Accountability Bill

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      By   2 weeks ago

      OAKLAND, Calif. – This week, more than 300 children’s advocacy groups signed a public letter urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 2548. The bill directs the state to adopt what the groups believe is a better grading system for schools, that focuses on closing the achievement gap between higher- and lower-income students. Two years ago, the […]

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      Assemblymember Waldron -Women In California Legislature

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      By   3 weeks ago

      September  2016  .. When I was elected to the Assembly in 2012, I was the 136th woman to ever have served in California’s Legislature. Women first received the right to vote in California in 1911, and in 1918 Esto Broughton, Grace Dorris, Elizabeth Hughes and Anna Saylor became the first women elected to the State […]

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      California Farm Revenue Plunges $9 Billion in 2015

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      By   3 weeks ago

      Farm revenue in California dropped by more than $9 billion last year as the drought forced farmers to scramble for water and crucial commodities declined in price, according to data released by the state and federal governments Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s economic research service said farm income totaled $47.07 billion last year in […]

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        The Destiny Warriors Part Two – By Thomas Calabrese

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        By   4 days ago

        Part Two When Sergeant Slidell returned to Camp Pendleton, he kept what had been happening to him a secret from everybody, but he had to know what was going on so he began a relentless search into the subjects of time travel, fate and destiny. The more he read, the more he realized that there […]

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        Destiny Warriors Part One – Thomas Calabrese

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        By   2 weeks ago

        Destiny Warriors – Part One    The Time Has Come …    It seemed that Sergeant John Slidell had always awakened early. Maybe he was just born with an internal alarm o’clock because even as a young boy helping on his family’s  small avocado farm in Escondido, California he would automatically wake up at four am to do […]

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        Laugh for the Day

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        By   2 weeks ago

          A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death’s doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.  He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed.  Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even […]

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        Cry By Thomas Calabrese

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        Help Her!!! Thomas Calabrese …Dana Sheridan was driving to work at the Tri City Physical Therapy Center when she began searching the radio for something interesting to listen to and eventually stopped at Johnny’s Morning Show. The radio show was having a contest for listeners who had unique talents and the winning prize was four […]

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        Special Commentary – The Summer of My Mixed Content

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        By   3 weeks ago

        The Summer of my Mixed Content (with apologies to J. Steinbeck) In my dotage, which is fast approaching, I will remember the summer of 2016 as a rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows. The events have played out on the aching undertones of sadness and guilt stemming from the decision in May to place my […]

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        Assault River – Thomas Calabrese

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        By   4 weeks ago

        Assault River is not your typical vacation destination… Thomas Calabrese …  The Tassadarian civilization lived on a cold dark planet in the Serpentis Galaxy that was several light years away from planet Earth. The Tassadarians were highly intelligent fierce carnivores who required massive amounts of meat and flesh to nourish their massive brains and powerful […]

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        History of Labor Day

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        By   4 weeks ago

        Labor Day: What it Means…  Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Labor Day Legislation […]

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        Best Revenge – Thomas Calabrese

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        By   1 month ago

          Sometimes The Best Revenge Is Living Well Thomas Calabrese …  It was May 5, 1969 and my one year tour in Vietnam was slowly dragging to a conclusion. My two best buddies, Larry Farmer and Mike Cassidy had rotated out last month and I’ve stayed to myself since their departure, choosing not to make any […]

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          All Three Local Prep Football Teams Win On The Road

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          By   3 days ago

          It was a good night on the gridiron for all three local prep football teams on Friday (Sept. 23). Rancho Buena Vista High and Vista High both captured league victories, while the Tri-City Christian football team remained undefeated with a 40-21 nonleague win at Desert Christian.    The RBV Longhorns defeated Escondido 42-38 in their […]

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          Youth Basketball Association Registration Begins October 5th

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          Vista, CA – The City of Vista’s Youth Basketball Association (YBA) will hold registration for its 2016 fall program next month. Registration is open to all boys and girls in grades K-12. Registration for Vista residents is Wed., Oct. 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. Open registration is Wed., Oct. 12 from 6 – 8 […]

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          Cross Country Heading to Coyote Challenge CSSM

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          By   6 days ago

          SAN MARCOS, Calif. – After strong performances last weekend, the Cal State San Marcos men’s and women’s cross country teams look to build momentum at the Coyote Challenge this Saturday on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino. The Schedule CSUSB Coyote Challenge Saturday, Sept. 24 San Bernardino, Calif. – CSUSB Campus Race Information | […]

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          Vista Optimistic After Sundevils Scorch In Palomar League Opener

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          By   2 weeks ago

          Shawn Hobson … VISTA – The Mt. Carmel High football team quickly ignited the scoreboard at Dick Haines Stadium on Friday night. Vista responded, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Sundevils torched the Panthers 45-21 in the Palomar League opener for both teams.  The Sundevils (4-0 overall, 1-0 league) reached paydirt on their first two […]

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          City Of Vista Youth Sports – Flag Football & Girls Volleyball Registration

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          By   2 weeks ago

          Flag Football The program consists of instruction and games. The goals of the program are to promote health and wellness, foster human development, increase cultural unity, provide recreational experiences and create community through people, parks and programs. Grade Level League Days Times Grades 1-2 Tiny League (M/W) 4:00-5:00pm Grades 3-4 Longhorn League (T/TH/S*) 4:00-5:00pm Grades 5-6 […]

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          RBV vs Vista Football Rivalry Game

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          Amanda Esquibel….This last Friday was the biggest game for the RBV and Vista students, it was the rivalry game that every high school student looks forward to during football season. The game is unlike any other, it has more excitement, people, spirit, and overall more fun in the stands. It’s the game that you wouldn’t […]

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          CSUSM Earns First Victory in Style, 3-0 Men’s Soccer

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          By   2 weeks ago

          San Marcos,CA – The Cal State San Marcos men’s soccer team earned its first victory of the season in decisive fashion, shutting out Saint Martin’s 3-0 on Monday afternoon in non-conference play in The Cage. The Cougars, who hadn’t scored in their first two matches, scored three times in the first half to put the game away […]

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          Panthers Retain City Championship Trophy

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           Shawn Hobson….VISTA – The Vista High football team kept the ball on the ground, rushing for 355 yards, en route to a 25-14 victory over crosstown rival Rancho Buena Vista in the Pride of Vista Lions City Championship game at “The Ranch” Friday night.   The Panthers claimed the title for the third year in a […]

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            A Second Venture into the Land of Scotland – Part 1

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              TR Robertson …As our summer 2016, two week cruise to new destinations in the Baltic drew to a close, we found ourselves in the English port city of Southampton. Our Oceanic Cruise Liner Marina docked in the Eastern Docks of Southampton. But, this was not the end of our adventure, just the halfway point. […]

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            Seven Guitars and King Hedley II

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            By   6 days ago

            First preview starts September 28 Seven Guitars and King Hedley II See both and save! Performed in Rotating Rep: Sept. 28 – Nov. 6  SPECIAL OFFER – SEE BOTH SHOWS AND SAVE Purchase tickets to both shows on the same order and save $10 per ticket* for regular performances. Mention or use the coupon code WILSON10 when purchasing to […]

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            Travel to Japan With TR for Cherry Blossom Time and the Highlights of Japan

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            TR Robertson … The Vista Press Travel writer, TR Robertson, and his wife, Carolyn, will host an 11 day trip to Japan leaving April 13, 2017. The trip, Highlights of Japan: Tokyo to Kyoto”, will also have a 3 day optional extension available. An English speaking tour director will stay with the group the entire trip […]

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            North Coast Repertory Begins 35th Season Comedy – “The Cocktail Hour”

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            By   2 weeks ago

            TR Robertson …. Solana Beach’s North Coast Repertory Theatre began its 35th season with a witty, sophisticated comedy that will bring back memories, for many, of family get-together’s – both pleasant and unbearable – that has been a part of almost everyone’s life, “The Cocktail Hour”. The A.R. Gurney comedy is one in a series […]

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            Adventures in the Baltic – Part 6 – Oslo and Kristiansand, Norway

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            Travels With TR – 2016 Summer Edition The final days of the Baltic cruise brought us to two beautiful cities in Norway. Two hundred and fifteen nautical miles from Copenhagen, Denmark, we landed in Oslo, Norway. Oslo is the capital of Norway, and is the city hub of trade, banking, industry and shipping for Norway. […]

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            Adventures in the Baltic – Part 5 – Gdansk, Poland and Copenhagen, Denmark

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            Travels With TR – 2016 Summer Edition The next port of call on our Baltic Cruise was Gdansk, Poland, some 129 nautical miles from Klaipeda, Lithuania. Gdansk is the largest northern city in Poland and remains an important seaport on the south coast of the Baltic Sea as well as comprising one of the three […]

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            “Sweet Charity” is Newest Welk Musical to Wow Audiences

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            By   3 weeks ago

                The 35th Anniversary of productions at North County’s Welk Resort Theatre currently features a high energy, colorful musical comedy, “Sweet Charity”. The original production featured music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon. This Bob Fosse dance musical presents a fun and enjoyable story of a girl searching for […]

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            Adventures in the Baltic – Part 4 – Tallinn, Estonia and Klaipeda, Lithuania

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            Travels With TR – 2016 Summer Edition…. Next up on the ports of destination for our Baltic cruise was to the city of Tallinn, Estonia, the northern most and smallest of the Baltic States. Tallinn is 161 nautical miles from St. Petersburg located on the Gulf of Finland. The small country of Estonia has roughly 1,500 […]

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