Prep underway for Soboba Pow Wow

<strong>Prep underway for Soboba Pow Wow</strong>
The 22nd annual inter-tribal event starts Friday Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansA recent Soboba Pow Wow Committee meeting at Soboba Springs Country Club included, from left, Glen Begay, Chuck Castello, Rosemary Morillo, Lynn Saenz, Andrew Vallejos, Darrell Lopez and Francine Miranda. Committee members not pictured are: Pamela James, Catherine Modesto, Geneva Mojado and Johnna Valdez. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Six months ago, members of the Soboba Pow Wow Committee started meeting to plan this year’s event. The 22nd annual Payomkawichum (People of the West) Soboba Inter-tribal Pow Wow will be Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16 at the outdoor Soboba Event Center. Francine Miranda has been (more…)

Hemet Library 7th annual golf tournament

<strong>Hemet Library 7th annual golf tournament</strong>
Foundation helps the community by supporting adult literacy Photos by Hemet Library FoundationThe Hemet Library Foundation promotes adult literacy with an annual golf tournament fundraiser and several helpful programs. ■ Hemet Library Foundation / Contributed The Hemet Library Foundation is a non-profit fundraising organization that assists the Hemet Library with financial support in the fight against illiteracy. Proceeds of the Foundation’s 7th Annual Golf Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, go toward the Public Library’s Adult Literacy and Childhood Reading Programs. The harmful effects of illiteracy continue to plague our country. According to ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, a safer, stronger, and more (more…)

Soboba hosts fitness classes

<strong>Soboba hosts fitness classes</strong>
Health and wellness stressed at weekly workouts Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansShakoora Kabeer, left and Jodie Arres, right, meet with personal trainer Daniel Mazza after a Fitness Class at the Soboba Sports Complex on Aug. 30. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Tribal members from the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians don’t have to travel very far to get the benefit of a great workout with a personal trainer. Daniel Mazza offers free classes each week at the Soboba Sports Complex for those that want to learn how to get in shape and stay healthy. Mazza is a Fitness Specialist for Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc. which operates several (more…)

Three Dog Night tribute at HHT

<strong>Three Dog Night tribute at HHT</strong>
3DN will pay tribute to successful 60s-70s band Hemet Historic TheatreVeteran performers John Gebhardt, Bradley Ford and Dave Alcantar have joined up to create this memorable tribute to the music of Three Dog Night with a group named “3DN.” ■ Susan Carrier / Contributed Tickets are going fast for the upcoming Tribute to Three Dog Night, featuring “3DN” on Saturday, Sept 22 at the Historic Hemet Theatre. Three Dog Night was one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, recording 21 consecutive Top 40 hits and earning 12 gold albums. Unlike most classic bands, Three Dog Night wrote only a handful of their own hits. Their (more…)

Seniors find a new place to party on Sundays

<strong>Seniors find a new place to party on Sundays</strong>
The Wild West Arena is taking the place of the now closed Winchester Inn Photo by Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleSeniors display advanced country dancing skills at the Wild West Arena every other Sunday. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor There never will be another Winchester Inn like the now closed saloon in the town of Winchester where a variety of bands played to the wee hours, and you knew you always could find a good time, good music and reasonably priced drinks. The Winchester Inn was especially a favorite of Hemet seniors on Sunday afternoons for they could listen to country western, dance, have a good time and (more…)

Tribute to Supertramp coming to HHT

<strong>Tribute to Supertramp coming to HHT</strong>
Season three opener will be a tribute by Fools Logic Hemet Historic TheatreBased in Thousand Oaks, the band Fools Logic travels the west coast, reliving the classic hits of Supertramp founders Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson. ■ Susan Carrier / Contributed The Historic Hemet Theatre launches season three of their Tribute Mania Concert Series on Saturday, Sept. 8 with a Tribute to Supertramp by Fools Logic. Back in the 1970’s, Supertramp followed an unusual path to success, fusing the style and instrumental dexterity of progressive rock with the wit and melodies of British pop. The results made them one of the most popular British bands of the ‘70s, topping the charts (more…)

Soboba marks end of summer with big bash

<strong>Soboba marks end of summer with big bash</strong>
Open pool and activities for family fun with Soboba Parks and Recreation Courtesy of Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansThe Soboba Sports Complex pool was the place to be on Aug. 17 for the End of Summer Bash. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Soboba Parks and Recreation hosted an End of Summer Bash to give families one last chance to get together for some old-fashioned fun before the school year takes hold and fall weather sets in. On Aug 17, tribal members and employees were invited to the Soboba Sports Complex pool area for games, activities, giveaways, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and unlimited swimming. DJ Mike played upbeat music while (more…)

Hemet Library Foundation hosts golf tournament

<strong>Hemet Library Foundation hosts golf tournament</strong>
A legacy of dedication supporting lifelong learning and Hemet Public Library Michele Ryneal2017 tournament supporters, Judy Wade Hofmann and Team Neon. ■ Michele Ryneal / Contributed The Hemet Library Foundation was formed in 2000 by a group of dedicated local citizens recognizing a need to support the efforts in keeping the Hemet Public Library in fine working order for the needs of the community. The mission to raise funds for furnishings, fixtures, computers, books, databases and educational programs for the Library has been a heartfelt process. Through the tireless efforts of the Foundation, its membership and citizens of the city have raised over $1.2 million to help create an exceptional educational (more…)

Rebuilding a 25-year legacy

<strong>Rebuilding a 25-year legacy</strong>
Local community group’s growth depends on making people smile Dennis FletcherSJVFE members and friends, clockwise from bottom left: Buttons, Incogneto, Ben Circo, Flora Doodle, O.P., RRR (the Pirate), Sunny Sunshine, Flutter Butter, Love Bug. ■ By Gena Estrin / Contributed In a back room of Stadium Pizza on the night of Aug 2, resident balloon twister Ben Circo performed with a colorful group of entertainers. These people are members of the San Jacinto Valley Family Entertainers (SJVFE) who gather for their monthly meetings, which is the first Thursday. Longtime entertainer and clown “Buttons,” at the head of the table, deferred the floor to Circo, who heads up SJVFE. This year, Circo, (more…)

Desperado packs HHT yet again

<strong>Desperado packs HHT yet again</strong>
Photos by Historic Hemet TheatreFrom the first notes of “Take it Easy” to the last notes of “Get Over It,” the audience cheered each iconic Eagles hit. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed On Saturday Aug. 4, the Historic Hemet Theatre hosted a Tribute to The Eagles featuring the popular cover band Desperado. This was the fourth time that this band has visited Hemet’s historic movie house, each time filling the auditorium with cheering fans. Tickets for the event were sold out nearly a month before the show. In 2018, 10 of the 14 Tribute Mania events have sold out, but this event was the earliest sell-out since the concert series (more…)