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by Chronicle News Staff December 6 at 4 pm The Valley Nonprofit Network meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, December 6 at 4 pm will go “DARK” for the month of December. The next VNN meeting will be held on Thursday, January 3rd from 4pm – 5pm at Exceed (Conference room at back of property), 755 Oakwood St., Hemet, CA. Human Host comes to Hemet The Human Host will be on tour in Southern California throughout the end of this year. The tour touches down in the Inland Empire on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.H, when Human Host performs in Hemet at the Destination Coffee Bar & Bistro. Also (more…)
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Fairview Park Mobile Home Estates

<strong>Fairview Park Mobile Home Estates</strong>
Photos by Courtesy Fairview Park and Bonita Cummins / TVCThe freshly painted sign out front and manicured gardens speak volumes. One of the best values in retirement living in the San Jacinto Valley ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor Hemet is known for its many senior mobile home parks, and there is always competition among park managers to attract qualified retiree buyers. Sometimes, as a prospective retiree looking to downsize, it’s difficult to evaluate the many different senior-living parks in the area since no one can visit them all. One park that is actually just outside the city limits boasts a more rural atmosphere, which is supported by its eastern (more…)
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Hemet Fire 110 year BBQ

Photos by Cindy BoeingThe citizens of Hemet gathered at Hemet Fire Station 1 to celebrate 110 years of service. Community turns out to celebrate firefighters’ service from 1908 to 2018 ■ Chronicle News Staff Last month, the citizens of Hemet gathered at Hemet Fire Station 1 to celebrate 110 years of service. The event was sponsored by Wayne and Carol Minor along with the Hemet Firefighters Association. Over 250 people gathered and recognized the history of HFD, retired and active firefighters, along with Fire Chief Scott Brown. Mayor Michael Perciful said he was thankful for those who came to support the fire department. The Hemet Chamber of Commerce formed the Hemet (more…)
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by Chronicle News Staff Holidays from the Silver Screen The Pilgrim Congregational Church of Hemet and San Jacinto will be hosting a Hemet Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Florida Avenue in Hemet. This year’s Christmas Parade presents the theme, “Christmas from the Silver Screen” and the church is excited to be involved. Residents of Hemet and the public are welcome to kick off the holiday festivities. For more information, contact the church at (951) 658-3914. Pop-up Art Show The Hemet Valley Art Association will be presenting a pop-up art show on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 (more…)
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COMMUNITY NEWS – November 22, 2018

■ By Chronicle News Staff Charity football game on Thanksgiving A charity football game will be played at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22 at Mary Henley Park, 801 S. Kirby St., Hemet. Anyone can join in, but participants are encouraged to bring canned food, clothing, and personal care products – or cash – to donate to the less fortunate. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The game is being sponsored by AOC Athletics. Annual Downtown Tree Lighting On Saturday, Nov. 24, come join the Make Hemet Great Festival for the annual downtown Christmas tree lighting. At the event there will be food, vendors, entertainment, a car show, and more! (more…)
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Dan’s Jewelers gets ready for Black Friday

<strong>Dan’s Jewelers gets ready for Black Friday</strong>
Quality locally designed jewelry at discount prices Photos by Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleDan sits at his workbench where he spends a lot of time repairing customers’ jewelry. The shop also will design and make a piece of jewelry from scratch. ■ Kathleen Prokop / Contributed The owner of Dan’s Jewelers, Daniel Vargas, has been a business owner in Hemet for 28 years. He works with his two sons, Dan Jr., and Andy, and offers the kind of service one has come to expect from a family-owned business – excellent service to his long list of loyal customers and quality workmanship at reasonable prices. Dan, who has been in the (more…)
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Hemet area restaurants open arms to veterans

<strong>Hemet area restaurants open arms to veterans</strong>
Many of the area’s restaurants give vets free meals on Veterans Day Dennis Fletcher / The Valley ChronicleDoc, left, a United States Air Force veteran (1973-1975) is greeted by Richard Harris, Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps – Engineering Utilities, at Farmer Boys on State Street in San Jacinto. ■ Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Free meals abounded in the San Jacinto Valley on Veterans Day for the area’s veterans. I joined one Air Force vet named Doc, who served from 1973-1975, while he traveled out on his victory lap to collect a series of free breakfasts and dinners. We kicked off our gastronomic tour Veterans Day night on Sunday at Applebees where the (more…)
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Wild West Arena hosts RC car enthusiasts

<strong>Wild West Arena hosts RC car enthusiasts</strong>
It could be your ticket into race-car driving Photos by Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleRounding the bend at breakneck speed the race car breaks momentarily before accelerating to full throttle. This miniature RC car (for remote control) was out racing with its brethren last weekend at a new track being built at the Wild West Arena in Winchester. Formerly used as a rodeo arena, the large dirt arena that is bounded by a corral seems perfect for RC car racing. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor If you always wanted to get into auto racing but never quite had the $100,000 needed to invest in a race car, you (more…)
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by Chronicle News Staff Assistance League of Hemacinto “Thanks for Giving” Assistance League of Hemacinto is hosting “Thanks for Giving”, a fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army located at 340 South Palm Avenue in Hemet. Chapter members will be modeling clothes from their Thrift Shop, which will also be available for purchase. Luncheon will be catered by Milano’s Restaurant. Tickets are $20 and available from Judy Atherton 951-575-5185 and Jane Durnwirth 951-658-7931 or at the Thrift Shop at 180 North Girard Street Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Charity football game on Thanksgiving A charity football game will be (more…)
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Hemet is known as ‘shuffleboard heaven’

<strong>Hemet is known as ‘shuffleboard heaven’</strong>
Shuffleboard is competitive but friendly – and you meet people Photos by Kathleen Prokop / The Valley ChronicleShuffleboard teams from Hemet West and Seven Hills Green Teams played a spirited match the day the Valley Chronicle visited. ■ Kathleen Prokop / Contributed Hemet is known as Shuffleboard Heaven. The city has so many indoor boards, 25 in fact, that anyone who plays says it’s like being in heaven! At one time, there were over 2,000 players here. The type of shuffleboard played in Hemet is called deck, or floor shuffleboard. League play starts in October and ends in March. The game isn’t quite as popular today as it once was, but (more…)