History

Historical document comes home to Fallbrook

Historical document comes home to Fallbrook

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer The history of small towns is often well-known to its residents, but sometimes a new chapter is added by a newcomer who sees that history with fresh eyes. Such is the case for Fallbrook and Lauren Kelly-Hill, who moved here in 2012. Originally from Texas, Kelly-Hill lived in Orange County for […]

FWC welcomes carriage back, plans Mah Jongg Tournament

FWC welcomes carriage back, plans Mah Jongg Tournament

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Woman’s Club (FWC) started their new year with two major events. First, its beloved side-loading carriage is back home in front of the clubhouse, looking beautiful. The much needed restoration of the carriage was made possible by a generous donation from Linda and Otis Heald. The work done by Richard Pace in […]

A glimpse into the past

By Jack Story Special to the Village News “On a group of rolling foothills” were the opening words of a  song describing Fallbrook Union High School for many years.  Most old-time alumni credit the composer of this song to a popular teacher back in the 30s named Kurt Reineman. The school is not at the location […]

Bonsall fulfills fashion desire in the 1880s

Bonsall fulfills fashion desire in the 1880s

Ostrich farm was known for providing plumes internationally for ladies’ hats Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Those who view Fallbrook and Bonsall as towns where residents are most comfortable in casual clothing may be amused to hear that back in the 1880s, a highly desirable fashion accessory was cultivated here and shipped internationally. Almost as precious […]

Fallbrook Garden Club celebrates 85 years at March 29 meeting

Fallbrook Garden Club celebrates 85 years at March 29 meeting

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Garden Club, Inc. was started March 26, 1931 with 14 members and dues of 5¢ per meeting. It was one of 23 original members of the garden club federation in California. Six of the charter member clubs (including Fallbrook Garden Club) remain active in California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI). Their community […]

A glimpse into history

By Jack Story I have always been interested in cars. All kinds of cars. When I was young, I would entertain myself by trying to identify    automobiles as they would pass by when I was with my parents on a family trip. For example, I would say, “’41 Oldsmobile sedan.” This chatter was irritating to Mom […]

Rainbow service station, stopping by on a trip to the past

Rainbow service station, stopping by on a trip to the past

By Lucette Moramarco Back in 1921, the small community of Rainbow got its very own gas station. Since it was located several miles from anywhere, the station was a much-needed asset for both residents wanting to buy an automobile and for travelers passing through on their way either to or from Escondido or San Diego […]

Former student talks about historic Bonsall Schoolhouse

Former student talks about historic Bonsall Schoolhouse

By Jennifer Leung 2015 promises to be an exciting year for the Bonsall Schoolhouse. Not only will the historic site celebrate its 120-year anniversary with an exterior restoration over the summer, efforts are also being made by the Bonsall Education Foundation (BEF) to reach out to people who would like to tell of their experiences […]

Pala Mission – Mission in Life

Pala Mission – Mission in Life

By Sandra Shrader It’s not just people who make up a community. Buildings too can be just as much an emotional part of any place where people gather to spend the times of their lives, and, in that regard, the Pala Mission is so much more like a beloved elderly family member than an upright […]

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