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…

With just four weeks until the end of the school year, Ramona Unified School District officials have school graduation and promotion dates on their calendars. District trustees approved the following promotion dates and times for elementary and middle school students and graduation dates and times for high school seniors: Mountain Valley Academy Grade 8 —…

Now YOU can SUBMIT AN EVENT to RamonaEvents.com.  We currently have this feature open to the pubic, where anyone may click on a link in the lower teal-blue menu at the top of our site.  When you submit an event, an administrator will review, and may edit, your event and then will either approve it,…


Coyote Hazing

Coyotes in Ramona may behave more brazenly around their human neighbors in times of scarcity.  When you spot coyotes threatening your pets or property, your correct response is to “get big” and be loud and aggressive. “Hazing” is an effective method to retrain Coyotes who have adapted to human presence.  The key is to commit. …

Deb Espinoza and Heather Garcia of Stage Presence Homes have been featuring local business in their blog at their website, www.stagepresencehomes.com. The features are interesting and reach beyond the typical merchant sales pitch.  We really love how Heather interviews the business owner and helps us get to know them as neighbors, not simply as merchants….

You can’t hardly help talk about Ramona Events, these days, without talking about the recent flash floods that devastated families and parts of the community, last weekend. As is typical of Ramona Food and Clothes Closet, they are “Johnny on the Spot,” with immediate, practical assistance to families in crisis in Ramona. Vesna Curry of…

Check the Ramona Sentinel every week on Thursday (today) for the weekly Restaurant Guide to help you find weekly deals and specials. The Ramona Sentinel has been Ramona’s newspaper since 1886 and is freely located throughout the community. If you are visiting or didn’t get yours, this week, then stop by the local Chamber of…

Residents of Ramona are familiar with the challenges of living on the edge of the wilderness, including the ever present danger of wild fires in the dry season.  With severe drought conditions in California, it seems like the dry season has expanded, making fire a year-round danger. If you are a new resident, please keep…

Both Highway 67 and Highway 78 are beautiful scenic highways favored by bikers and motorcycle clubs for ages.  Not as well known, but equally beautiful and interesting a ride are Highland Valley Road and Old Julian Road.  No ride through Ramona is complete without a stop at one of your favorite local bars to quench…