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July 14, 2010 Community Bankinc l: Checking Savings J Home Equity : Business Banking ~2033 Main St., Julian I 765-2765 Member FDtC Rabobank LUERS & DYER, CPAs, IZP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS h~'ott~w Tax aM Accounting . Full SerVice Firm Rebecca Luers, CPA Jan Dyer, CPA Mastet,~ D~t~c tn ]kxati~ln Personal attention to your special needs Wynola (;enter 4367 Hwy, 78, Suite t 12 IX). Box 1934 * Julian, CA 92(136 Tel: 760 765-0343 Fax: 760 765-O150 Email: Lori Arter MANAGEMENT CAD/Pra%ing Building Permits Project Coordination Bookkeeping P.O. Box 401 Julian, CA 92036 760-765-1113 ANTHONYJ, ROMAN0 Attorney-At-Law Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business and Water Law (619) 696-9916 1901 First Avenue, Suite 110 San Diego, CA. on BOOKKEEPING & TAX SERVICE MARKETPLACE ULI~,N, (.~A, 760 765 1020 ULIAN (ESTERYEARS Four Local Wineries Paired With Special Four Course Dinner At - Friday Evening This Friday, July 16, at 7:00pm, Jeremy's on the Hill California Style Bistro will host a Four- Course Wine Pairing Dinner featuring fine wines from four back country wineries including Menghini Winery and J. Jenkins Winery from Julian, California; and Shadow Mountain Vineyards and La Serenissima Vineyards from Warner Springs, California. All courses will be expertly paired by young chef Jeremy Manley of Jeremy's on the Hill, who truly embraces the Farm to Table philosophy, and will feature fresh, seasonal, organic produce from several local area farms including Connely Farms, Randle Ridge Farms and Ramona Organic Farms. Tickets are $45 per person and seating is limited. "This is going to be something special and everyone is invited and welcome to attend," said Chef Jeremy. "1 have some magic tricks up my sleeve from my recent internship at The Marine Room," continued Chef Jeremy. Menghini Winery is located three miles north of downtown Julian, nestled in the foothills of Volcan Mountain. Surrounded by apple orchards and a six acre vineyard, the winery produces approximately 4,000 cases of wine annually. Established in 1982, the winery is situated in a classic, old apple packing shed built in 1940. Since the beginning, Mike and Toni Menghini have been making premium varietal wines such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Grigio blend. "We love working with Jeremy and his restaurant added a whole new wonderful complexity to Julian and fine dining," said Mike Menghini. The J. Jenkins Winery is a family-owned winery on 10 acres located three miles north of Julian in a picturesque valley with views of Volcan Mountain. The winery property includes a new wine production building and a tasting room in a rustic apple orchard and a vineyard with Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir grapes. J. Jenkins Winery specializes in estate Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. In the Fall, Vintner Jim Jenkins produces a French style Nouveau made with Syrah grapes and an Apple Wine made from 100% apples from local orchards. Shadow Mountain Vineyards, located in Warner Springs, California, grows all of their own fruit with Over 28 acres of grape vines. The current owners, Pam and Alex McGeary have been operating since 1990. Former restaurateurs, they really know what people are looking for in their wines. "Our vineyards were planted by the original Italian owners and are 67 years old and are still producing, "said Pam McGeary. Shadow Mountain Vineyards grows and produces 13 varietals from red, to white to port. "Growing is a good thing," said Vintner Alex McGeary. Established in 1998, La Serenissima Vineyards covers a gentle slope facing the Pacific Coast Trail in San Diego North County. The name, La Serenissima, pays homage to the Most Serene Republic of Venice, for centuries the cultural center of the Mediterranean, where the tradition of wine making flourished, and giving civilization the precious gift of wine. The 25 acre vineyard is divided into six separate hectare blocks each dedicated to a varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo and Arneis. Annual production is limited to 1000 cases. Established in March of 2008, Jeremy's on the Hill features California Fresh Cuisine and is highly recognized in both San Diego and Los Angeles areas, with publicized reviews in the LA Times and San Diego Reader. Chef Jeremy Manley, 23, and a Cordon Bleu graduate, has been working with food and cooking since the age of ten. "We host a wine or beer pairing event every month and are excited to be working with some of our favorite local wineries," said Chef Jeremy Manley. "This will be our second wine pairing event with Shadow Mountain and Menghini Winery and reservations sell out quickly," said Teresa Manley. "We are also offering discounted lodging rates at our nearby inn, Julian Meadow View Inn as well as shuttle service," continued Teresa Manley. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 760.765.2578. Reservations and tickets can be purchased by calling Jeremy's on the Hill at 760-765-1587. Thoughts by Michele Harvey We Need Libraries This past week I read a letter written to the editor of the San Diego Union -Tribune. The subject of the letter was the proposed new central library for downtown San Diego. The writer is against spending so much money on a new public library because he feels that in ten years time all books will be digitized and the building will be used as a storage facility for computer stuff (my word). He thinks that public libraries as we now know them will become obsolete. Of the $32 million dollars needed, QUALCOMM co-founder, Irwin Jacobs has pledged $20 million. What kind of person thinks books will become obsolete? What kind of person thinks that libraries are only for reading and checking out books? What kind of person can be so ignorant of the importance of public libraries? I have a friend who lives in San Diego and she attempts to use the downtown library. She thinks the building is so old that it's nearly ready to fall down. True or not; the building certainly needs replacing. Libraries are important to many people. Children learn the love of books and story telling at libraries. Many libraries have meeting rooms available to the community. Many hold books, magazines and movies. They have programs for people of all ages. Our public library has lots to offer. Even though I seldom check out books; I like to look at the magazines and see what DVDs are available. I've attended book signings and accompanying talks that were very interesting and I've heard some great music at our library's Music on the Mountain series. I also took my CERT classes at the library. I attended a composting class and one night I watched a fun movie with a mixed group of adults and children. I have friends who have school age and preschool age children. They all like our public library because of the many and varied activities on the library calendar that are just for children. As little as I go into the library, I still find fun surprises. One day I got to see a puppet show in the children's area. I realize that many activities that bring people to our library can happen in other locations, but they don't. I think this is probably true in many towns and cities. The public libraries of my childhood were gathering places and that is still true. They are not political. They are not religious. They are safe, neutral places where people of all classes and types can sit near each other without being bothered. The agenda at libraries is education; something we can all use. Libraries offer education in a comfortable environment with workers who are very knowledgeable and helpful. A public library, also known as a circulating library, is open to the public. They exist nearly everywhere worldwide. The public is all of us. Many people haven't the money to buy all the books they would like to read. Many don't have the money to buy computers or they don't live in an area that gives access to high speed internet which they may not be able to pay for anyway. Libraries are often considered an essential part of having an educated and literate population. Their purpose is to serve the public's information needs, as well as offering materials for general entertainment and leisure purposes. Public libraries typically are lending libraries, allowing users to check out books and other materials and take them off the premises temporarily. They also have non-circulating reference collections and other materials that are not allowed to be taken out of the library. These materials are available to look at In House. Though public libraries often have a wide variety of materials to look at, many have specialty items as well. The Julian public library has a collection of books about Julian that may not interest people elsewhere. Generally, a public library's primary focus is on popular materials such as popular fiction and movies, and educational and nonfiction materials of interest to the general public. They often offer computer availability and internet access too. I know people who think that electronics will replace paper reading materials. I hope not. Books on computers are one of the newest technological breakthroughs for computers. I may sound hopelessly old fashioned, but I'm not interested in holding a computer screen while I lay cozy in my bed reading. I can't imagine trying to get just the right angle of light to see the screen, which by the way is easy with a book. Also; if I fall asleep and drop my book to the floor, it won't break. I'm not a person who would be considered a library person. I seldom check out books because I like to own my books. I like to read them at my own slow pace. I don't like to worry about losing track of my books or always needing to know where I put my books, so I can return them in a timely manner. I like to put them back in my bookcases and in a few years I like to read them again. I also like to occasionally write relevant notes in my books. This is not something that any of us should do to library books. The feel of a book in my hands can't be replaced by a computer. Skimming the page to re-read a line, then write a little note or make a mark next to it isn't something I can imagine doing with a computer. A can't imagine using a computer book to read a mystery, where a lot of the pleasure of reading is the thrill of turning the pages. One day when I have time to lay on a blanket under a tree, on a warm, sunny day to read a favorite book; I will check more books out of my public library. And when I do; I won't have any reason to panic if a sudden thunder storms lets loose on me. Until then; I will enjoy my public library for the monthly music programs, the classes I can take, the talks and book signings I can enjoy and learn from and the comfortable chairs I can sit in while reading magazines that I can't afford to subscribe to. I hope downtown San Diego gets its new public library soon. So many people can use it in ways that can't be offered in the old library they have to use now. If you haven't checked out your own public library recently, give it a try. Take a tour. Say hello to a librarian. Find out what programs are offered that may interest you. Walk through the book aisles. Enjoy. These are my thoughts. The Julian News 5 O ps = S3.99 50 Ibs. = JULIAN P-9OP- Washington Street 760-765- i P- ! P- Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday ue and in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 Puzzle Game Takes Adventure To New Levels (NAPSA)-For many players, the best games are the ones that let them explore a fantasy world and take part in great adventures. "Puzzle Quest 2," the new puzzle adventure from Infinite Interactive, is a fun game you can play at home or on the go. The entertaining adventure is fun when played in small spurts to wind down from a fast-paced action game or in long stretches. Its mix of puzzle gaming and role playing serves as a great mental escape for hardcore gamers, while casual video game fans will appreciate the adventure and character development that make the game deeper than an average puzzle game. The game features a blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy; it offers a rewarding journey for players of all skill levels as they make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. In the game, players get closer to the action with a more intimate viewpoint of the world and can choose from any of "Puzzle Quest 2" uses fantasy characters and story as a way to deliver more of the rewards and mental escape that puzzle gamers crave. four character classes-Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian or Assassin- each providing interesting twists on class-specific mechanics for hours of replayability. More Active Elements Unlike other puzzle games where players execute gem matches to simply score points, "Puzzle Quest 2" uses gem matching as a metaphor for action. This version of the game available for Nintendo DS and Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 features more active elements that let players use gems to build strength that lets them: battle monsters and villians attack with weapons or spells gain rewards and customize characters break down doors and solve puzzles use sidekicks to access never- before-seen spells, and actively equip shields to wield in battle, making every move meaningful. The game also features an immersive fantasy universe with vivid color, depth and life for a much bigger sense of exploration. The focus on battles drives players forward, allowing them to progress through the story for a much deeper adventure. Various Levels Designed to be easy to learn but hard to master, "Puzzle Quest 2" a(~ds rewards that let players customize their character. Players can also challenge each other with multiplayer and online leaderboards, experiencing new levels of challenges with their customized character. For More Information To learn more visit www. puzzle- quest.corn or www. Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more right more than half of the time. than half of the people are -- E.B. White