1886 This house, built by French immigrant Theophile Verlaque in 1886, was the first permanent residence in the community of Nuevo, later known as Ramona. It is one of the oldest and best preserved buildings in the San Diego backcountry and is closely associated with a noted Ramona pioneer family. The Verlaque House remains a…

Man About Town Ramona Chamber of Commerce welcomes candidates for its Man About Town Contest. Votes are one penny each. Every penny a contestant receives in donations counts as one vote. Funds are split equally between the candidates’ selected charities and the Chamber’s scholarship and educational program grants. Ramona Chamber of Commerce launched its Man…

Girls Softball – Three local girls were named All-Americans by MaxPreps. Cathedral Catholic junior Megan Faraimo and Bishop’s senior Livy Schiele were named to the first team while Ramona senior Hanah Bowen was second team. Bowen was joined on the all-CIF first team by incoming junior Seneca Curo. The second team included recent RHS graduate Jordyn…

Julian has a wide variety of activities for families as well as adults. Enjoy the cool evenings outside riding in a horse-drawn carriage or explore the many gems that dot Main Street. You can take one of our fascinating tours, sample wines from the local wineries, visit the historical museums, ride a horse through serene…


Congratulations to RVVA member Vineyard Grant James! They were listed recently in Travel+Leisure as the #2 winery to visit in the U.S. A full press release follows. Travel + Leisure Chooses Ramona Winery, Vineyard Grant James, as #2 Winery in U.S. to Visit Ramona, Calif., June 8, 2017 – Travel + Leisure, a leading travel publication,…

Buddy Poppy Program Buddy Poppy History: The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first veterans’ organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. During the 1923 encampment the VFW decided…

There is so much to do in Old Town Ramona. Every week, local stores have a variety of events, from a mini-Doctor Who convention to yoga, Zumba and dancing, poetry, book signings, paint-your-own pottery classes, and special sales, concerts and entertainment. Coming up on Saturday, April 25, 2015 Old Town merchants are hosting a special…