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September 28, 2011 Goals for the Art Department Local E,p erience Since 1988 * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES TIMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER License #945348 H: 760.-765.-2975 C: 760 271 9585 PO Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 WE-8690A Zumba Dance Fitness Comes To Julian ZUMBA, the Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness- party is coming to Julian starting Tuesday, October 18! ZUMBA Fitness is an exhilarating, effective program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive It's a craze that's been moving millions of people toward joy and health and this October can be experienced at Julian's Town Hall! Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest - and most successful - dance- fitness program with more than 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 Countries ..... ZUMBA'S creator, Beto Perez, was a fitness instructor in his native Call, Colombia, when his life took an unexpected turn one fateful day in the mid-'90s: he darted offto teach an aerobics class and forgot his traditional aerobics music. He improvised using his own mix of music from tapes he had in his backpack (salsa and merengue music he grew up with). Spontaneously he created a new kind of dance- fitness, one that focused on letting the music move you (instead of counting reps over the music). Energy electrified .the room; people couldn't stop smiling. His class loved it! And on that day, a revolutionary new fitness concept was born - the Zumba Fitness-Party. ZUMBA classes will be held in October at Julian's Town Hall on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will be taught by Terry Ross. Terry has been an aerobics instructor in New York and San Francisco in prestigious health clubs such as New York Health and Racquet and the San Francisco Bay Club, as well as a dance instructor at New York's 92nd Street Y and the Brant Lake Dance Camp in upstate New York. For six years she was the movement instructor for the Master of Fine Arts Program at the Old Globe at University of San Diego and is pleased to be bringing ZUMBA to Julian! For class prices and more information please call: 760- 260-8161. Some Properties Have Moved Dream Comes True In The Back Country I was raised in Arizona, studied art and marketing at the University of Arizona. I am very passionate about art and especially sharing my knowledge and experience with students. I want them to understand how art works in the real world and that it can be a powerful tool, whether as a career or a hobby. I would very much like to be involved with the local art community, as I know there are many people here with more talent than I. I am very excited to meet everyore. Julian is absolutely the right place for me to be living. I moved here from Encinitas and am so thrilled. Less heat than AZ, but enough sun so I can garden, another passion of mine. I am incredibly grateful and happy. As the new Visual Arts Teacher at Julian High School: I am also very excited to be among the newest members of the school. Joining the Julian community and JHS has been a dream come true. I am eager to bring my own experience and style to the classroom. Knowing that I have come to this position at the heels of a well respected teacher, Mrs. Welch, I wish to continue on her enthusiastic, committed and involved path. In the future, I hope to expand the arts program to include many forms of art and deepen its community involvement. To begin this process, I would like to create a ceramics program at Julian High School. I am writing for help I am aware that the Julian community rises up to the challenge of supporting students andteachers; my hope is all will do the same with met I recognize that core academics come first and are of the utmost importance to the school. The staff at JHS is committed to maintaining and raising the academic standards to which we hold our students. The arts directly impact academics and have the ability to improve a student's success. Ceramics allows a tactile, motor skills+development not found in traditional drawing and painting. Clay fore, a .student. to think three dimensionally, be detailed oriented ar.exploreia new path of creativity. Ceramics and the arts develop students' problem solving skills, time management and sense of responsibility. Students learn how to take advantage of and to learn from mistakes. Products made from a ceramics course are both creative and functional, teaching the student a real world skill that can become a profession. I see the arts as a vital component to the development of a responsible and well rounded adult. I would like to purchase your students a kiln, two potter's wheels, slab roller and a ceramics rack for the school. In addition, I would like to purchase a large supply of clay, glazes and smaller tools to subsidize the program for the students. The approximate cost of this project is $10,000. I am confident that this number is attainable through the generosity and effort of parents, local supporters, faculty, staff and students. I will plan fundraisers throughout the school year to achieve this goal, but for now, am simply looking to get the ball rolling through donations. If you have the desire to support the development of our arts program, then any amount is welcome. Additionally, if any are willing to donate their time to support this effort, please contact met Donations may be sent to Julian High School through mail or .... the school's donation webpage, 'Eagles Nest' on the main school website ( ;t ..... Sandy Arthur became the proud new owner of Descanso Rock Cabin Rental last month....A long awaited dream of hers. This rock house is filled with charm both inside and out. Sandy is also an artist and displays her paintings inside for all her guests to enjoy. It is a terrific romantic getaway. Sandy has joined the Julian Chamber of Commerce and loves the backcountry life. Pictured above is Sandy accepting the keys from her Realtor, Sheryll Rainey Strickland. You can reach Sandy at rockcabindescanso@ Let's all wish her a good old- fashioned welcome/ http:l/webstores.activenetwork.comlschool-softwareljulian_ union_high_sc/ Thank you for your cOnsideration, I hope to see the whole community at our annual art show in April! Information about the arts and academic achievement: http :// research/2011/artsed_involvement11.pdf Sincerely, Sonja Kodimer Julian High School Visual Arts Department Million Dollar Plus Property Sold In Julian On August 15th, 2011 the first million plus property sold in Julian, CA since 2008. The listing agent, Deborah Kerch of Julian Realty facilitated the transaction for both the buyer and seller. The 107 acre ranch is located on Wynola Road. Properties for sale of this size are unique. It is situated next to the Santa Ysabel preserve, has two ponds, an artesian well and many natural amenities. The land and improvement sold for $900,000; the personal property and farm equipment was sold for an undisclosed amount with a total consideration of over one million dollars. Deborah commented, "since 2004 in Julian only 14 residential, 1 commercial and 3 land sales have closed for over one million dollars, and about 70% of those transactions were successfully closed by local agents" She added, "This track record certainly proves that many Julian agents have the sophistication and area expertise to The million dollar ranch get larger value and more complicated transactions done well, so, no need to go down-the-hill here." According to the agent, transactions of this size often take months to perfect. This transaction was initiated over 8 months ago. This kind of successful sale requires all the right ingredients, the right time, property, buyer, seller, and agent. And with the current trends in the market, this sale is quite an accomplishment. The following local area data offers some explanation. In 2009, there were 63 sales total of these 42% were bank owned The Julian News 3 ll,/ Here 00117 Mails I00ltteet Monda -- 8t,turda 9 am - 6 pm 8und 9 am. 6pro 5'6O 5'65 8200 Dry Cleaning Service in by Tuesday, Back by Friday Phone in Your Meat and Dell Orders - No Elementary School Garden continued from page I her Neighborhood Reinvestment Fund, Supervisor Dianne Jacob was present for the ceremony, declaring the project "awesome" and "cutting edge," an example of our tax dollars returning to our community. San Diego Ag in the Classroom, a program of the Farm Bureau, also helped to fund the project, and president Cathey Anderson also joined in the celebration. Both honored guests were given garden tours by our sixth grade "Garden Ambassadors," leaving with flower bouquets, garden photo cards, and school t-shirts! On the following day, the garden hosted the monthly meeting of the Backcountry Collaborative. Again, student-led tours were given to participants, who also enjoyed homemade garden salsa and zucchini bread. Coco Leraas, a local artist, generously donated a mosaic sculpture to the garden, and it was unveiled to applause and admiration at the meeting. It sits beautifully in the K/1 butterfly habitat garden for generations of Julianites to enjoy. Many other projects are sprouting and growing: winter vegetable gardens, a new herb bed, an experiment in cover cropping, a schoolyard habitat project, a time lapse camera installation, new signage, scarecrows, an indoor "garden library" and much more! If you have not yet visited the character garden, or the "Living Room" garden at the junior high, and would like to get a glimpse of all that were up to, please call the Garden Club! We'd be happy to arrange a tour! (Tricia Elisara: 765-3984) Tricia Elisara (president of Garden Club), Supervisor Dianne Jacob (County Supervisor), Cathey Anderson (President of San Diego Ag in the Classroom), Kevin Ogden (Superintendant and Principal of Julian Elementary) photos courtesy Marisa McFedries sales, 16% were short sales needing lender approval, and 43% were conventional homeowner sales. The average sale price was $277K with the highest dollar sale at $510K. On average bank owned properties all sold within 1% of the list price; short sale properties sold within 5% of the list price; and conventional homeowner sales occurred within 7% of list price. In 2010 there were 49 sales down approximately 22% over the previous year. The average home sale price was equal to 2009 at $277K, and the highest priced sale was $725K. On average bank owned properties all sold within 5% above the list price; short sale properties sold within 5% of the list price; and conventional homeowner sales occurred within 8% of the list price. This year, there have been 41 sales to date indicating sales volume is up approximately 24% from this time last year. Of these sales 39% were bank owned; 17% were short sales; and 42% have been conventional home owner sales. Bank owned sales to date are selling within 9% of the list price; short sales are selling within 4% of the list price; and conventional sales are selling within 14% of the list price. She also stated, "overall it is safe to say bank owned properties are taking a declining share of the market, short sales are increasing slightly, and unfortunately the conventional sale home owner is paying the price. The predominance of bank owned and short sale properties has forced a decline in overall market values. This reality deeply affects the conventional seller especially if the purchase of their home occurred between the years 2005 to 2008. However on a positive note, Julian is an unusual market and there is always a buyer for that special second home or vacation property so often only offered in our unique area". This is seen in the results of her recent transaction. .. \