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February 10, 2010 Bankin. .~ ~ Communit,, Banking I - Checking Savings J , Home Equity ,, Business Banking ~2033 Main St., Julian I 765-2765 Member FDIC Rabobank Accounting - Tax Planning LUERS & DYER, CPAs, LLP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Income Tax and Accounting Full Sert~ice Firm Rebecca Lucre, CPA Jan Dye; CPA M:,~[er ~ Degree itt'i~xat h:sn Personal attention to ),oar special needs WynoJa C.e~tter 4367 ]H~T. 78, Suite 112 EO~ Box 1934 * Julian, CA 92036 Tel: 760 765*343 Fax: 760 765-0150 Email: rebecca@luerscpa.com Wedding Plans Announced 760 765 1020 ULIAN 'fESTERYEARS Darcy Lewis, a Julian native, is set to wed John Gleisberg, originally of Seward, Nebraska. Darcy is the daughter of David and Cynthia Lewis of Julian. John is the son of David Gleisberg and Sharon Hartmann of Seward, Nebraska. A June wedding is planned. Getting Away To Enjoy Wine (NAPSA)-Millions of people tour wineries each year, with wine tasting now a popular attraction at destinations around the world. In fact, the state of California welcomed 19.7 million visitors to its wineries in one year alone, according to WineBusiness.com. With wine tourism on the rise, connoisseurs have identified one of the best spots to experience the bouquet and flavors of award-winning wines, in an area that you might not expect: Canada. Having received numerous international awards, the Okanagan Valley in southern British Columbia is home to a number of acclaimed wineries, producing what are considered some of the best wines in the world. In 2010, wine lovers can expenence a unique and exclusive wine tasting-themed vacation with Rocky Mountaineer, known for its acclaimed two-day, all-daylight-rail journeys offering exceptional service, spectacular scenery and a gourmet culinary experience. Visitors to Western Canada can embark on an exclusive eight-day/seven-night journey with the new GoldLeaf Themed Experiences-Wine Tasting tour. Wine enthusiasts travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver into British Columbia's Interior region, where they deboard and tour some of the Okanagan Valley's top wineries. Onboard the train, guests have the opportunity to enjoy regionally sourced cuisine, Thoughts by Michele Harvey I Get Excited About Julian's History I work on Main Street in downtown Julian and am often asked questions about Julian's history. Not only do I like learning the history of Julian of the 1800s, I sell books about Julian history, so people who work along Main Street send people to me whohave questions about how and why the town of Julian started. One recent day a woman came in to my shop asking if Julian began as a gold mining town. When I told her that it did, she told me that she is sure that some of her ancestors are buried in the Julian cemetery. As we talked, I learned that she is a genealogist and has been searching for her ancestors for about twenty years. In fact, she and her relatives get together every year for the past twenty years for a family reunion and to discuss what they have learned about ancestors in that year. Once I heard that she has ancestors buried in Julian's cemetery, I told her that she needs to contact David Lewis, the cemetery historian. David has been working very diligently for many years to identify the people buried in the cemetery. The original records burned in a house fire in 1957. David has tracked down and talked with descendents and he reads lots of documents, including letters, to try putting together the puzzle that is the map of the cemetery. When I told the woman in my store that she needs to contact David, and I explained why she needs to contact David; she said she definitely wants to talk with him because she has papers to show him. For me, that was really exciting. I felt like I was helping to piece together some of Julian's history. When I moved to this little historic town of Julian twenty six years ago, I wanted to know as much as possible about how the town got started. I wanted to become familiar with the people who settled here in the 1860s. I couldn't imagine living here and not wanting to know the history of what is by California standards, an old town. I still feel like a sponge when I meet people whose ancestors helped build Julian into a town. I soak up all they can tell me and I always want to hear more. I have a copy of Julian City and ask descendents of the early settlers to autograph my book on pages that tell about their ancestors. Because I like learning the history of Julian, I get excited when anyone comes in asking me about people who lived here over 100 years ago. I like answering their questions and I think all of us residents should be able to tell visitors something of our towns' history, or at least be able to tell visitors where they can go to find out some of that history. I think that quite a few people who move here do it simply for the scenery and the quiet. They may not care about Julian's history, but I just can't live here without knowing what I can learn about Drury Bailey, Mike Julian and their relatives who settled here. Albert and Margaret Robinson were African Americans who bought a bakery, built a hotel and became respected citizens in the 1860s in Julian. That really impresses me. I like living in a town that accepted African Americans as a big part of the local business community over 100 years ago. I think of Julian as having been c pen minded when most cities and towns weren't. Separation of races was common in the 1860s and though I'm sure that Julian was a town with prejudices, apparently it was also a town that accepted people for what they really were and they were accepted according to how hard they worked. Learning a little bit of Julian history is a good way to feel a better sense of belonging here. Learning about the people who founded our town and the people who kept it alive after the gold ran out is also a way to think of this great place as belonging to us. Connections are important. Feeling connected to our surroundings can happen in many ways. For me, feeling connected to Julian's history is a way to feel more at home. Julian is my home. It has been for over twenty six years and it fits me just rig ht. These are my thoughts. expertly paired with local British Columbian wines-all as they enjoy panoramic views and the elegant surroundings of an exclusive GoldLeaf dome coach. After experiencing the best of the wineries in the region, the train Tips For Encouraging Children To Volunteer (NAPSA)--When it comes to volunteering, America's young people are all business. Fifty-five percent of U.S. teenagers volunteered in just one year, according to a report from the Corporation for National & Community Service. Additionally, the group says that community service in U.S. schools has reached a new high, as 68 percent of kindergarten through 12th-grade schools now offer' or recognize ser- vice opportunities for students. And as more youngsters con- tinue to get involved, it's not just people in need who benefit. Experts say helping others can offer young people a host of rewards, from a stronger sense of community to improved self- esteem. Plus, volunteering can help bulk up a college application or a r~sum& So how can you encourage your children to volun- teer? Try these tips: Get Involved It seems charity really does begin at home. The Corporation for National & Community Ser- vice says that nearly nine out of 10 young people who give their time have parents and siblings who also volunteer. Find ways to help the community and children will likely follow your lead. Consider having a monthly "family day of service" when the whole household picks a cause to support, or setting an annual fam- ily fundraising goal for a specific charity. The key is to keep it fun and to keep everyone involved. Follow Their Interests Ask your children which causes might be of greatest interest to them. They'll be more likely to fully commit to volunteering if it's in an area they care about. If your Young people of all ages and abilities have made a difference in their communities. people between the ages of 8 and 18 who give back in their commu- nities and beyond. Youngsters are rewarded with scholarships, char- itable contributions, networking opportunities and leadership training. Kids can also host a charity bear-making party at one of the company's stores. The animals they make can be donated to an area hospital, or children can make one of several special stuffed animals to help support important causes including ani- mal shelters, the World Wildlife Fund, children's literacy initia- tives, and children's health and wellness programs. To nominate someone for the Huggable Heroes program, visit www'buildabear'cmJhuggableher oes or pick up an entry form at a Build-A-Bear Workshop store. Entries will be accepted through February 26. daughter's an animal lover, for instance, she might want to help raise money for an area zoo or res- cue shelt'er. If your son loves sports, he might enjoy organizing an area park cleanup or. if he's old enough, helping out a local youth team. Clean House Encourage your children to give old toys, games and other items that they no longer use to charity. Then ask kids to help you do the same. Root through dresser drawers and closets together to find old clothing you might give away. Doing so can be a fun way to spend time with your children as you make a difference. Added Benefits Work with your children to find ways to make volunteering even more rewarding. For instance, the Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program recognizes young continues to Banff, Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains, where guests are treated to a separate but no less stunning region of Western Canada. During the trip, rail travelers have ample free time to relax, enjoy area shopping or play a few rounds of golf. Travelers can even take a helicopter tour of the Canadian Rockies. But for many, the getaway is mainly about experiencing an exclusive rail journey while discovering some of the world's finest wines straight from the wineries that produce them. For more information, visit www.rockymountaineer.com. County's Green Thinking Earns Award California Sustainability Alliance Honors County for Protecting Environment From holding departmental staff meetings online to insulating a park's visitor center with recycled blue jeans, the County of San Diego is finding more ways to protect the environment and save money. Through policies set by the County Board of Supervisors and programs administered through the County's 57 departments, the County has become a regional leader in green business practices, and received awards for its innovations. The latest recognition: the California Sustainability Alliance has awarded the County a 2009 Sustainability Showcase Award in the category of local, large The Julian News 5 JU AN We Carry Stove Pellets P-9OP- Washington Street 760-765- ! P- i P- Winter Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday Collectibles Gifts Jewelry: Progressively Old Fashioned 2111 Main Street In The Heart of Downtown Julian Oh Boy Alberto Alberto Hinojosa was born January 18th, 1992, in Escondido, California. Alberto has been in my class ever since i can remember, I have not gotten to know him until this year. I have gotten to know him, and he is nothing short of a good guy and a good friend. Alberto has always been very athletic, he especially showed promise n football. Ever since elementary we would play two hand-touch football. For the past four years he has been a member of our Julian High School Eagles football team. He has played many positions but the main one is quarterback! He has been the leader of our football team all this season, leaving blood and sweat on the field. Currently he is playing soccer for the school as a forward. Alberto is a leader on the field and off it. He always helps out everyone he can, however he can. After high school Alberto wants to train to become an EMT. He is preparing for this training by being a member of the Julian Fire Explorers Program! Joining Joe Cauzza, Alberto gets to learn first hand from the volunteer fire department. He takes ride alongs with active ambulances, and assists the medical personnel. Alberto loves The Hobbit, by J.r.r. Tolkien, who also is his favorite author. He loves the book for its thrill of adventure. Alberto is always up for an adventure! One of his biggest hobbies is to play his guitar, making music is what calms him down, it is his way to cope with things when he feels overwhelmed. Th e q uote Alberto lives by is "try", meaning that you should never give up and never give in. Alberto is going to graduate with me in June, and he will go on to be a hero for a living. I am proud to be able to stand next to Alberto on graduation day, next to a genuinely good person governments. "The County of San Diego is proud of our programs that build strong and sustainable comm unities including the Energy Management and Green Building Programs," said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Pam Stater-Price. "We plan to continue setting an example for governments nationwide," she said. County officials will receive the award later this month in Los Angeles. Among the County programs recognized by the Alliance: Green Building Program: Streamlines approvals and reduces fees for incorporating green features into private development. Synthetic turf for ball fields: Saves water and maintenance costs. Electronic paper reduction: Avoids physical transfer of files for health and legal purposes. Electronic flush valves in detention facilities: New "ftushometers" at the George Bailey Detention Facility are saving the County 31 million gallons a year- 12 percent of the water used at that site, or 4 percent of all the water used by the County. "Our policies and operations affect the air we breathe and the food we eat, the roads we drive on, oursafety and health and how we build our communities," said Peter Livingston, the County's sustainability manager. "We have a responsibility to be leaders in this area, but we also have to walk the walk. And now, it seems like everywhere you look within our organization, someone is doing something green."