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Volume 27 - Issue 32 Wednesday March 21, 2012 ISSN 1937-8416 Julian, CA. Julian News PO Box 639 Julia~L CA. 92036 Change Service Requested PRESORTED STANDARD &~~,~o~0 II,h,h,l,,I,l,l,,h,l,,I,,hl,,I,l,ll,,,,ll,,,,lll,,,hl,hl Small Town Papers TFN 217 W Cota St i__ Shelton WA 98584-2263 /~. ) arewel JCFPD Chief Dubler Retires It was not your usual Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District Board Meeting on Thursday March 8. The board was presented with a letter of resignation by Chief Kevin Dubler, effective immediately. The Chief, who had started his career with the City of San Diego Fire Department in 1977 then upon moving to Julian became involved with the JCFPD. In 1999 Kevin was named Chief and has served the community through the major fire storms that have occurred since then (Pines, Cedar, Witch, Angel Fires and numerous un-named incidents). In his tenure he has guided the department into one of the premire agencies in San Diego County, Overseeing the establishment of the emergency medical ambulance service, upgrading of apparatus and equipment and maintaining a high degree of conduct by the volunteer fire fighters with the institution of multi-agency training procedures and cooperation between departments throughout the back country. "1 really owe a lotto the previous chief's in the department, especially Larry Hutchinson, for building a stong foundation that I was able to build from" Chief Dublers greatest accomplishment may have been the passage of "Proposition S" with over 74% of the residents voting yes to add an extra fee to their property taxes. The Chief wanted to see the project through to the completion of a new fire house. His health got in the way of that. He will now pass the baton onto a new chief, the JCFPD board has begun the process of searching for his replacement and no time line has yet been set. Chief Dubler has agreed to stay on the department for at least another month or until an acting or interim Chief can be named, he is considered "on vacation" according to board President Jack Shelver.. Oh Boy, More Snow by Michael Hart Also resigning at the board. meeting was Batalion Chief Steve Sheppard. The reason are not related to the departure of Chief Dubler. There was an administrative conflict that could not be resolved with BC Sheppard serving as a volunteer and Emergency Medical personnel. The board is currently hoping that Sheppard will continue to run the Julian Fire Explorer program and work with the community in his capacity as a training liason for CPR courses. Picture Perfect Dinner Dance for Volcan Mountain; Over $43,000 Raised The Volcan Mountain Foundation's 21st Annual Dinner Dance & Auction on Sunday, March 4th at Camp Stevens, was by all accounts a picture perfect event. Kids With Cameras, recognition awards for special VMF supporters, and donations for an upgraded well pump and water tank made the biggest splash. In strong evidence throughout the evening was how ................... critical the role is that volunteers and financial supporters play in the, ongoing successes of the Foundation and its work to protect and preserve Volcan Mountain. The Dinner Dance is VMF's largest annual fundraiser, and over $43,000 (and counting) has been raised through this year's event. While guests shopped the silent auction and photo by Carl Thompson Winter was yet to be officially over, and it reminded us of t he fact with a healthy snow early Sunday morning. Some parts of town and the surrounding bergs saw as much as a foot of it. Although the storm was being predicted for over a week, the snow itself did not really start piling up until early Sunday. The treacherous conditions caused the American Legion to postpone their usual breakfast for a week (it will be served this Sunday - your advanced tickets are still good). The expected influx of folks from down the hill snarled traffic, although by mid day the County road crews and CalTrans had the roads cleared so one could by pass Main Street if you know the trick. This just serves as a reminder to all, why we live where we do. Reports from neighborhoods of "being snowed in and. loving it" abounded. Only those who could get out, did. Many shops operated shorthanded as a result, some just stayed away entirely. Although one bus load of folks did invade the Coffee House, parking their bus right out front, would of been nice if they'd brought shovels. native plants for sale donated by Tree of Life Nursery, they were treated to complimentary wine and spirits from La Serenissima Winery, J. Jenkins Winery, and Julian Hard Cider, with hers d'oeurves courtesy of Orchard Hill Country Inn. Guests have been raving about the fantastic dinner provided with substantial underwriting by Peartrees Catering, and skillfully served by Peartrees crew in partnership with Camp Stevens' fantastic volunteer staff. The array of tempting 'desserts provided compliments of Anita Nichols of Mom's Pie House and her loyal crew of dinner dance volunteers did not disappoint. The Foundation is incredibly grateful to the many auction donors, and Fab Feast and Spencer Valley School - "The Scottish Play" Spencer Valley students in rehearsal for this years presentation. It has long been a Spencer Valley tradition to study and perform a Shakespeare play during this most "charmed" spring season. In keeping with this tradition, the students at Spencer Valley have been immersed in the the Elizabethan era and Shakespeare since January when they received their scripts. On March 6th, Spencer Valley students participated in a virtual field trip to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., allowing students a closer look into Shakespeare and his works, and enjoyed interacting with other students from all over the country. Parents, staff and students are working hard on costumes, lights, sound and sets; and are truly excited to present this classic Shakespeare play, adapted by our Julian local author, Don Winslow. So, please join us in celebrating our fifteenth year of a "charmed" I tradition as we present William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" (Thre Scottish Play). On March 27th, and 29th, the curtain rises at 6:30pm. for ! performances open to the entire community. The special dinner theatre presentation will be on March 28th, at 5:00 pm with reservations required, tickets for dinner theatre are $35. The community showings on Tuesday and Thursday are only a donation at door. To make reservations or have your questions answered about Spencer Valley School presentation call 760-765-0336. Volcan Mountain Dinner Dance Raisi , Money And Awareness Recipients of the 2012 Guardian Award; Larry & Susan Favrot Sorina Sports - Baseball Wed March 21 home Borrego Springs HS 3:30PM Friday March 23 away @ Borrego Springs HS 3:30PM Monday March 26 home FootHills Christian 3:30PM Wed March 28 home Calvary Christian i 3:30PMi Wed April 18 home I Calipatria HS ! 3:30PM Friday April 20 home Mountain Empire Softball Wed March 21 home Borrego Springs 3:30PM Thursday March 22 home Ocean View 3:30PM Friday March 23 away @ Borrego Springs HS 3:15PM Tuesday March 27 away @ San Pasqual Academy 3:30PM Thursday Mar. 29 home San Pasqual Academy 3:30PM Tuesday April 10 home Escondido Adventist 3:30PM Thursday April 12 away @ Ocean View 3:30PM Track Friday Mar. 30 @ Mountain Empire High School (Red-Hawks Relay) 3:00PM Saturday Apr. 14 @ Valley Center High School (Jaguar Invite) 9:00AM Friday Apr. 20 home Calvary Christian School (Southern Confrence #2) Goff Thursday April 05 Borrego Springs, Guajome Park @ Classical Academy - tba Escondido Adventist @ Warner Springs - tba Wednesday April 11 Vincent Memorial, Escondido Adventist @ Borrego Springs - tba Experience hosts, whose generosity contributed to over $25,000 in proceeds. There are still some auction items and event spaces available. Please visit us at www, for a list of the generous donors, and items and events that are still available. Larry and Susan Favrot were honored with VMF's 2012 Guardian Award for their years of conservation commitment and generous .support for VMF through The Favrot Fund. Toni Marquette was honored for volunteering as VMF's Treasurer and bookkeeper for 22 years before reqently stepping down to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Her passion for the mountain showed in her sweet, tearful acceptance. Laural Cantor and Ethan Elisara, Julian Elementary sixth- graders and participants in the recent inaugural class of Kids With Cameras, gave inspiring and articulate presentations on how their involvement with Kids With Cameras has increased their connection with and awareness of the importance of the environment, art and protecting special places like Volcan Mountain. Volunteers were truly in focus and key to bringing. Kids With Cameras, which was the brain-child of VMF board member, Jeff Holt to life last fall. Longtime VMF supporter, MaryBeth Burnham, who could not attend this year, had a beautiful plaque specially made and presented to honor the generous donors to last year's "fund a need" project; a state- of-the-art composting toilet. The plaque will be ceremoniously affixed when the composting toilet is installed this spring. Following the exciting and successful live auctioning of a one-week trip for two to Rancho La Puerta by Master of Ceremonies and VMF Board President, Michael Pinto, VMF guests, once again, showed their boundless generosity by pledging a collective $10,000 for tfiis year's 'fund a need' project--a much-needed well pump and water tank upgrade. Special thanks go to the many volunteers who gave so generously of their time and energy to make this event such a success, including everyone at Camp Stevens, VMF Fundraising Chair, Pat Straube, VMF Auction Chair, Vicki Bergstrom, and the VMF staff and volunteer 'hands on deck' who went 'above and beyond' to help pull this event off: Kathleen Beck, Colleen Bradley- Kaltenthaler, Gina Campus, Rita Cantor, Anne Dawkins, Tulay Elkin, Tricia Elisara, Sheana Fry, Kathy Goddard, Leena Hannonen, Virginia Levenson, Jim Lydick, Marisa McFedries, Jonathan Mittleman, Maril Parker, Dana Pettersen, Allison Pettross-Conitz, Kathy Schuett, and Arlene Smith. You can find more information on the Volcan Mountian Foundation at their website, http:www; or by phone at (760) 765-2300. Mixer: tlie Town Hall ii!i CIlamher of Commerce Meet The Merchants Breakfast ABC's Server Rescheduled for March 27 - Contact Merchants Association