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Volume 25 - Issue 50 Wednesday July 28, 2010 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 , l;~ ~1 ..... ~ ]'PRESORTED STANDARD Ju.~ ~.= /~o~\ ~ U S POSTAGE 8 U/ \$\ -'---I .-.., Change, Service Requested ~eX,,,~_,,/~'/~ Permit No. 30 3 Julian, CA ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 J Breakfast At The Legion by H. "Buddy" Seifert Your Julian Eagles will be the beneficiaries of a Sons of the American Legion fundraising all- you-can-eat Breakfast at 8:00 AM on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the American Legion Post 468 on Washington Street. This is an especially important fundraiser because it will put funds toward the transportation costs for the Eagles' six away games this fall. Your Eagles football players will have $7.00 breakfast tickets for sale, so when they come a-knockin', give yourself a Sunday Morning treat and buy tickets. There is a $5.86 per mile charge for the use of one of the big busses and a $.50 per mile charge for each of the small vans that all of the athletic teams make use of during the school year. Because of a plummeting student population, only 127 kids in the High School this year and the on-going State budget crisis, the school has been forced to make dramatic cuts in funding for all extra-curricular activities. The coaching stipen;~ls have been. reduced or eliminated, another non-certified employee has been let go and there is absolutely no money for transportation to away games. The Eagles would also like to thank the Legion, Auxiliary and the Sons of the Legion for all the support that the Post members have shown over the past years. From football shoes to textbooks, the Post has been the leading fundraiser for the schools in Julian. Michael Hart On first thought, it may seem a stretch to think'of Michael Hart, the newspaperman, as a Julian merchant. On second consideration, of the many hats that Michael Hart wears with distinction, he is a consummate merchant - selling his product - The Julian News - 365 days a year. Every week of the year, Michael Hart hand-crafts his small town newspaper into our community's town crier, reporting on the news that keeps us informed and ultimately enhances the ,quality of our lives. Without the Julian News, where would Julian (and subscribers far and wide) go to get word of the happenings in our town? Where would Julian area merchants go to get vital advertising exposure that helps their businesses grow? And where would our local service organizations go to get the word out about their fundraisers and other special events? All of these vital necessities are fulfilled by one man - Michael Hart, the Julian Merchants Association's 2010 Merchant of the Year. Since he was a kid growing up in La Mesa, Michael Hart has had a thing for Julian. Someday, he was going to live there. By the time he graduated from high school, he had chosen communications as his life's "Merchant of the Year" Michael Hart of the Julian News with Ruth Lepper and Diana Garrett The new Merchants Association Board of Directors includes: (l-r) Ruth Lepper, Robin Boland, Diana Garrett, Tracy Turner, Patricia McConnell, Barbara Hedrick, Kathy Nielsen. Not in photo - Marta Kendall and Jennie DiPaolo. The annual Merchants Association Awards Dinner saw over 70 in attendance and what seemed like an equal number of "Awards of Appreciation" handed out to various members for their service to the community. On a weather perfect evening the applause at sunset was .--heard throughout the valley as Michael Hart and .The julian News was announced as the honoree for the 2010 Merchant Of The Year, the fifth recipient of the award, Mike Menghini, Ed & Dawn Glass. Tina Martin and Harry Homer being the first four. Outgoing board member and treasurer Michele Harvey receives her appreciation from president Tracy Turner. John and Jan Mattias representing the Julian Historical Society, Julian Women's Club and the Friends of the Library checking in. - JMA "Merchant work. Broadcasting became his passion, and his college studies focused on radio, television and graphic arts. Besides his college classes, Michael attended the Bill Wade School of Broadcasting, founded by the legendary San Diego radioman. "Communication has always been what interests me - getting information to the people. It's what I've always done", Michael says. Michael's early career focused on radio. He began at KSKI in Sun Valley, ID as a program director/nighttime d j/sales person. Choosing a career in broadcasting meant frequent moves from one station to another. One stint found him in Lompoc, CA as an on-air personality at a talk radio station. "What's in Lompoc?", Michael asks. "That's right, a prison. And who was my audience and my callers? That's right, inmates", Michael quips. "They were always calling in, claiming their innocence and working their appeals on the air. And there was no five second delay button I could push. I had to anticipate if they were going to say something stupid. It was fun, but it was nerve-wracking. After six months, I had enough." After that, Michael's career took one of many turns when Of The Year" by Perry Savage his father, an architect needed Michael to come work for him as a draftsman. "What began as a six month commitment turned into ten years", he recalls, "but I was itching to get back into the communication business". Michael landed a job with San Diego's KIFM, the popular "smooth jazz" radio station. "1 survived three ownership changes", Michael notes- quite a feat since new owners of radio stations are famous for cleaning house. Michael will tell you that it took the love of a woman to get him where he is today. As a kid, Michael played with a group of neighborhood kids that included a girl named Michele Harvey. "1 always was fond of Michael, because he could make me laugh", Michele remembers. Many years later, the two were reunited - Michele had been living in Julian the past sixteen years. Michael moved to Julian to be with Michele. Seeing a need and sensing the opportunity, Michael and Michele started Julian Web. For many local residents, the dial- up internet service was their introduction to the information superhighway. Business was good, until the Cedar Fire in 2003 took its terrible toll. "1 lost continued on page 10 Music on the Mountain Escape To The Tropics With Steel Drum Master Patrick Burke Get ready for a mellow Caribbean steel drums concert at the Julian Branch Library. Patrick Burke is bringing his Panyard steel drum for a concert on Tuesday August 3, 6:00 PM. Presented by the San Diego County Library and the Friends of the Library's Arts & Letters committee, Burke is the first percussionist to play for a Music on the Mountain event. Burke taught music in middle school for approximately 20 years while following his passion of playing percussion instruments. He no longer needs a "day job" to support him as his music and talent lead the way. He plays at many public and private venues in Southern California. Burke started playing drums at age 10, and as a young guest artist, he played with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and has been in the music scene ever since. Playing a full spectrum of venues include Broadway shows, classical symphonies, and playing with greats such as BB King, Johnny and Edgar Winter as well as the Nigerian All-Stars, Burke's well-rounded musical and educational approach is certain to entertain. Burke spent two and a half years attending the Berklee - steel pans. College of Music in B Bo_oston,- playing the drums and the Vibraphone: (This is the same school John Mailander is currently attending, Julian News feature article, 7/14/10) Burke currently plays in two bands, "Storm" - a Latin Jazz Quintet and "We Kinda Music" that plays calypso, soca, reggae as well as Caribbean Island sounds on Patrick Burke will "take us to the islands" and have us swaying to the mellow sounds of the steel drums. Burke promises to entertain and educate you on the fabulous sounds of the steel drum, playing a variety of familiar songs and artists and demonstrating what a versatile instrument a steel drum can be. Join us for a "Tropical Summer Night" at the Jplian Branch Library, 1850 Highway 78, on Tuesday August 3 at 6:00 PM~ Refreshments will be served. For more information on this and other free programs, please call the Julian Library at 760.765- 0370. !- 't Wednesday, August 18 8am