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Reflections of the New Year – Yom Kippur

<strong>Reflections of the New Year – Yom Kippur</strong>
Final Day of Atonement and the Lord’s closing of “The Book of Life” Photo by Gena EstrinRams horn to be made into a Shofar. ■ By Gena Estrin / Contributed Talmud definition: the body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend comprising the Mishnah and the Gemara. There are two versions of the Talmud: the Babylonian Talmud (wich dates from the 5th century A.D but includes earlier material) and the earlier Palestinian or Jerusalem Talmud. “Source: Wikipedia Dictionary” Last week I shared some insights regarding the Jewish High Holidays, with a focus on Rosh Hashanah. Together with Yom Kippur, which follows 10 days later, it is part of the Yamim (more…)
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HHT reveals new lobby decor

<strong>HHT reveals new lobby decor</strong>
Renovations underway projected for 100th anniversary in 2021 Hemet Historic TheatreVolunteer staff in their new vests (from left to right) Marty Cliff, Irene Winegard, Mike Colgrove, Sandy Aldridge, Sharon Armstrong, Alphy Norman, Penny Colgrove, Bryan Carrier, Sugar Norman, Susan Carrier, Laura Walck, Ray Rodriquez, Harvey Lippert, Mark Norman. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed The Historic Hemet Theatre began Season Three of the Tribute Mania Concert Series on Saturday Sept 8, celebrating the reveal of new lobby decor and staff uniforms. The new lobby decor was designed by Steve Covington (owner of Downtown Deli and Covington Design) and is a restoration of the lobby from the 1930s and 40s, while retaining (more…)
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Seniors ‘raffle’ for lunch

<strong>Seniors ‘raffle’ for lunch</strong>
San Jacinto Community Center gifts elderly with food Photos by Dennis FletcherSeniors enjoyed food giveaways that included one dessert, one bread item and a dozen eggs. ■ By Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Hot lunches are served Monday through Friday at the Senior Center located in the San Jacinto Community Center. On Aug 1, the seniors in attendance received a nice surprise when free food was given away to the many lucky winners in attendance. Well, actually all who wanted to win had won. San Jacinto Senior Center Volunteer Diane Cartier calls out winning names for free food at lunch on Aug 1. Last month, the ticket numbers were called out by (more…)
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A ‘rock star’ at MSJC

<strong>A ‘rock star’ at MSJC</strong>
Dr. Vanessa Sheldon leading Music Department into a new year of opportunities Photos by Cindy BoeingHarp sheet music to be used by Dr. Vanessa Sheldon at the Spring ‘19 Concert by the MSJC Community Orchestra on March 3. ■ By Dennis Fletcher / Contributed I was vaguely familiar with Dr. Vanessa Sheldon’s talent as a harpist, while holding down the position of Chair of the Music Department at the San Jacinto Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College. But I didn’t realize we had a rock star right here at our local college, a college founded in 1962 with campuses in San Jacinto and Menifee. There is also a new one in (more…)
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Super Saturday Music Show

<strong>Super Saturday Music Show</strong>
Monthly show hosted at Harvard Street Music Exchange Photo by Gena EstrinEnjoying the show inside Harvard Street Music Store – Standing room only. ■ By Gena Estrin / Contributed The monthly “Super Saturday Music Show” presented by Harvard Street Music Exchange offers an eclectic mix of music genres and has something for every music lover, no matter their age. Every month is a different line-up. June and July shows featured a variety of great performers. Photo by Gena EstrinIn front of Harvard Street Music store are Food and Mural tents, Jewelry and Guitar Collage Art for sale. LoCaLadyGuitar also displays her Tributes to Music Artists Original Art Collage Guitar decor creations (more…)
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Tribute to Abba sells out HHT

<strong>Tribute to Abba sells out HHT</strong>
Season two of Tribute Concert Series goes out with a bang featuring Abba Fab Photos by HHTHHT sold out Tribute to Abba on Saturday, closing out season two of the Tribute Mania Concert series. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed The Historic Hemet Theatre closed out their second season of the Tribute Mania Concert series with a sold out Tribute to Abba on Saturday, Aug 18. The event featured Abba Fab, the premier tribute band that travels the world with its tribute to the Swedish pop group from the 1970s. The recent release of the “Mamma Mia” sequel has created a surge in Abba fans, particularly in the younger generations. This (more…)
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MSJC presents bee-inspired art exhibit

<strong>MSJC presents bee-inspired art exhibit</strong>
The a.r.t.e.r.y 2018 Bee-as-1 showcases art throughout late summer Photo courtesy of MSJCThe bee themed art gallery will be available at the San Jacinto Campus Art Gallery. ■ Mt. San Jacinto College / Contributed The MSJC Art Gallery, California Family Life Center and Worth Visual Arts are pleased to present the “a.r.t.e.r.y 2018 Bee-as-1” exhibit. This exhibition marks the twelfth collaboration with CFLC and MSJC. The exhibit will be held from Aug 20 through Sept 20, Monday – Thursday during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Jacinto Campus Art Gallery off of North State Street in San Jacinto. The opening reception will be held there on (more…)
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Ripped from their mother’s loving arms Thrown into cages with mesh bars Alone and frightened in a strange land Little children are victims of a madman History repeats itself over again and again Perhaps we need to revisit it to mend This horrific chapter of abuse Seek to rectify and reduce The pain and suffering caused by these actions Awakened the sleeping dragon of various factions Civil disobedience again swept under the rug Has emerged responding to the heart tug Love knows no color or race Let us treat all, especially children with grace Reunite the families quickly Create a policy not so tricky “Suffer the children unto me” Is the (more…)
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El Zarape unleashes shrimp and Rocky Zharp – together!

<strong>El Zarape unleashes shrimp and Rocky Zharp – together!</strong>
Acoustic guitar of Rocky Zharp accompanies all-you-can-eat shrimp day Dennis Fletcher/The Valley ChronicleEl Zarape is a family-owned restaurant run by the Mazariegos family . At right is Esvin, in front is his wife, Raquel, with Yolanda, second from left, and the cooks and serving staff who will be waiting on you. ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Fans of the popular Mexican restaurant El Zarape have always waited patiently for their all-you-can-eat shrimp, taco, and enchilada specials. In August, diners won’t have long to wait to feast on camarones. (That’s Spanish for SHRIMP, baby!) This Tuesday, Aug. 14, Rocky Zharp will entertain guests dining at El Zarape’s unique Mexican food experience during (more…)
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Soboba Tribal TANF youth enjoy UNITY

<strong>Soboba Tribal TANF youth enjoy UNITY</strong>
National youth conference is well-attended Photos Courtesy of Soboba Tribal TANFYouth from the Soboba Tribal TANF took part in the 42nd annual UNITY youth conference in San Diego earlier this month. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed The message for this year’s annual youth UNITY youth conference was “Answering the Call of Our Ancestors” and it drew a record number of attendees who are part of the Soboba Tribal TANF program. Having it held in San Diego was a plus since it was practically in their backyard. The United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. (UNITY) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes personal development, citizenship and leadership among American Indian and (more…)