Ramona Pageant announces cast of 95th season

<strong>Ramona Pageant announces cast of 95th season</strong>
Photo courtesy of The Ramona BowlThe cast of the 95th season of “Ramona” ■ Ramona Bowl / Contributed The Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre held it’s President’s Gala on Saturday, Jan. 20 to announce the cast of the 95th season of “Ramona.” The Ramona Pageant has been a staple of the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley since 1923. It is the longest running outdoor drama and the official outdoor play of California. Tickets range in price but the the local discount lets residents of Hemet and San Jacinto see the show for only $20. Recently, the California Department of Education came out saying that seeing the Ramona Pageant was more educational than making missions out (more…)
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The Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Exchange Club seeks donations for daughter of fallen hero, Lesley Zerebny

<strong>The Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Exchange Club seeks donations for daughter of fallen hero, Lesley Zerebny</strong>
Photo courtesy of the Zerebny familyOfficer Lesley Zerebny with her daughter, Cora. ■ The Valley Chronicle Staff The Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Exchange Club has set up an account to help the daughter of the murdered Palm Springs police officer Lesley Zerebny. The Exchange Club is asking that the community get behind supporting this young girl as the family heals from the tragedy that took her mother’s life. Members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Exchange Club donated $1000. There are two ways to make donations on behalf of Lesley Zerebny at the Bank of Hemet: Donations can be made by going into the Bank of Hemet and asking for Myrna Torres at (more…)

Golden Era Golf Course now SCGA rated

<strong>Golden Era Golf Course now SCGA rated</strong>
‘Good, fair test of golf’ says SoCal Golf Association Photo courtesy of Golden EraDoug Sullivan of the SCGA (left) and Bruce Sampson (right) inspect Golden Era’s popular golf course. ■ Golden Era Productions / Contributed A team of dedicated volunteers from the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) headed by Doug Sullivan, SCGA Director of Course Rating, rated the Golden Era Golf Course on Jan. 10. “We enjoyed playing the course today and there were enough challenges with the water, trees and the sand bunkers,” stated Doug Sullivan. Sullivan, who has rated 550 golf courses in the Southern California area, has been at the job for 12 years. “The Golden Era Golf (more…)

THINGS TO DO – January 25, 2018

CALENDAR OF THE WEEK THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 OPPOSITE DAY 8 am – 1 pm: SJ Farmer’s Market, Farmer’s Corner 10 am – 4:45 pm: Fingerprints Youth Museum, 951-765-1223 10 am – 4 pm: Diamond Valley Lake, 951-765-9579 11 am – 3 pm: Hemet Museum 951-929-4409 4 – 5 pm: Auditions: College Singers & Chamber Choir, San Jacinto Campus – Rm. 1614, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto, Emily Collins,* 6 pm: Mondo A-Go-Go, Sweet Baby Jane’s 6 pm: Music Video & Free Pool Night, Derby’s Bar & Grill* 7 pm: Karaoke w/Eastman Entertainment, Rob Kelly’s After 5 9 pm: Free Corn Hole, Derby’s Bar & Grill* FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 SPOUSE’S (more…)

Tributes to Lynyrd Skynyrd head to HHT

<strong>Tributes to Lynyrd Skynyrd head to HHT</strong>
Photo by Historic Hemet TheatreSouthbound and Company, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, will be performing at HHT Saturday, Feb. 10. ■ Susan Carrier/HHT While ticket sales for this weekend’s Rod Stewart tribute are winding down over at the Historic Hemet Theatre, tickets for the upcoming “Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd” are moving fast. On Saturday, Feb. 10, Southbound and Company will make their first visit to HHT with their wildly popular show, “Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frynds.” Fans will enjoy all of their favorite ‘70s hits, including “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” “What’s Your Name,” and “That Smell.” In the 1970s, Lynyrd Skynyrd gained worldwide recognition for their live performances and unique southern (more…)

Hemet West Wednesday night senior dance schedule

<strong>Hemet West Wednesday night senior dance schedule</strong>
Photo by Arlene Lehtone / ContributedThe E’klektic band at Hemet West. ■ Arlene Lehtone / Contributed Hemet West has booked the following bands for the February Wednesday night dances for seniors: February 7 – Punch and Judy / Mardi Gras theme February 14 – Ron and Diane / Valentine’s Day theme honoring couples that met at the dance February 21 – American Made February 28 – E’klektic One of the wildest and most colorful in the United States, Mardi Gras (Carnival) grew from Roman festivals with roots in spring rituals. Observed since the Middle Ages, Mardi Gras arrived in North America from Paris. Purple (justice), green (faith), and yellow (power), are (more…)

Strait On–America’s Changing Lifestyles, Part 5: A lost generation

<strong>Strait On–America’s Changing Lifestyles, Part 5: A lost generation </strong>
Photo FileRusty Strait Vietnam: A general’s legacy ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Gen. Dwight Eisenhower brought us victory over the Nazis in Europe. He ended the Korean War, and most believe that his administration was a peaceful one. Also, you may have thought that our war with Vietnam was the only one. But wait a minute—a conflict had been raging between the French and North Vietnam since 1946. It was known as the Indochina War. The French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 brought about peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, resulting in the Geneva Accords. The country of Vietnam was divided. The north was led by Ho Chi (more…)

‘Beatles Mania’ returns to HHT

<strong> ‘Beatles Mania’ returns to HHT</strong>
Photos by HHTBritain’s Finest, a Beatles tribute band, brought the crowds to the Historic Hemet Theatre on Jan. 13. ■ Susan Carrier / Contributed On Saturday Jan. 13, the Historic Hemet Theatre popped the cork off the new year with its first concert of the 2018 Season One concert series. Returning to HHT for the third time were “Britain’s Finest,” with their amazing tribute to The Beatles. Each time the group returns, the crowd seems a bit louder and more enthusiastic. This time, the excitement was even more wild; whenever the band would have the audience take over the chorus of a song, the volume nearly matched the amplified sound from (more…)
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For the first time a comic convention hosted in Hemet

<strong>For the first time a comic convention hosted in Hemet</strong>
Local creators and artists debut their works Photo by Kyle Selby / The Valley ChronicleA Jedi knight and an Imperial TIE fighter pilot joined the fun on Saturday at Hemet’s first “Get Your Comics-On” convention. ■ Kyle Selby / Reporter The “Get Your Comics-On” comic convention debuted at the Hemet Public Library Saturday, Jan. 13. The seven-hour event showcased the works of some of the valley’s most talented creative minds. Throughout the day, various creators held panels about everything from the process of self-publishing to the importance of equality in ink. Art classes were taught, belly dancers danced, and some documentaries about the history of comics were shown to those who (more…)

Soboba charity golf tournament provides new funding sources

<strong>Soboba charity golf tournament provides new funding sources</strong>
Local nonprofits benefit from annual event Photos Courtesy of Rodrigo PeñaThe Country Club at Soboba Springs will host the sixth annual Soboba Foundation & Soboba Casino Charity Golf Tournament on April 3 and 4. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contrubuted Many local nonprofits are constantly worried about dwindling funds for start-up costs of new projects and growing budgets for continuing successful programs. Seven lucky organizations will have a little less stress this year thanks to the sixth annual Soboba Foundation & Soboba Casino Charity Golf Tournament. “Due to the continued support and gracious contributions by the Soboba Foundation partners, the program will be able to once again assist others who are (more…)