The Newsletter Needs Your Help!

One or two more area distributors are needed to decrease the workload of distributing the Newsletter, and provide a source of backup. The job entails driving 10 to 20 miles per month, handling 10 to 20 boxes of Newsletters, each weighing 45 to 50 pounds, and meeting some of the nicest people in Scripps Ranch! The delivery can be done with a sedan but having a Suburban, SUV, or pickup is easier. Can you help? Please call Chuck Adkison at 271-8853.

The Community Needs Your Help Too!

Have you checked out the Directory lately? It’s on the last few pages of each Newsletter. We try to provide helpful phone numbers, but we also list our many community volunteers. Believe it or not, some of our long-standing volunteers actually want to go on vacation, visit relatives, go to the hospital for surgery, have babies, and some even move out of the area! Shocking, I know. But the fact is, community volunteers do have lives…very busy lives and every now and then, they need a break.

You know what this means? We need you to step in and help out. Please, please review the vacancies listed and see if you can’t step up and help us out for awhile. It truly does not have to be a lifetime commitment. Remember my grandmother’s old saying: Many hands make light work!

“We Are Open” Parade at EB Scripps

What we already know at Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary is that celebrating our life together will not be reserved for one or two events each year. When the social tone in a new school is designed to be supportive and nurturing, everyday is a day of celebration. There will be several opportunities during the year when we do get together to publicly acknowledge how grateful we are to be together as a school community. In August we gathered for an Ice Cream Social and our first annual School Community Picnic, and on Friday, Sept. 7, at 1:30 pm, students, teachers, staff, and parents will leave our new schoolhouse to participate in a We Are Open Parade. We will simply march throughout the Scripps Ranch Marketplace, carrying our school banner, wearing homemade hats, and sometimes singing and chanting…we are here! And thanks to our partners, Victor and Vernice Ross, at Baskin Robbins, we will stop at the courtyard and indulge ourselves in the best ice cream ever. Is it true that EB Scripps has its own flavor? Come join in on the fun…and feel the EB Scripps spirit!

EB Scripps Thanks Cabrillo Credit Union

The EB Scripps Ice Cream Social at the Scripps Ranch Information Center in August was a huge success. Nearly 300 people enjoyed ice cream and helped raise money for Scripps Ranch’s newest school. Folks also got to meet the principal, Dr. Rich Cansdale, who took time out of his busy schedule to attend. A special thank-you to Cabrillo Credit Union who provided all the ice cream, toppings and everything else needed to put on a great event.

Final Summer Concert in the Park September 9

There will just be one more chance this summer to celebrate your good fortune of being a Scripps Ranch resident and having a beautiful park where we can all bring our friends and our picnic baskets each month to have a good time together. Sunday, Sept. 9, at 6 pm. (previously listed to begin at 5 pm), the Fabulous Pelicans will join us for our last concert. I know your program said The Heroes, but we had to accommodate a change in plans, and fortunately, The Pelicans have graciously agreed to take over, and we know that will keep a smile on all our faces. They are our friends, one of our favorites, and Bobby, Caroline, and the band have a history of playing the best dancing music when Scripps Ranchers get together.

None of these concerts would be possible without the generous donations of our Benefactors, our Patrons, our Business Friends, our Friends of Note, and our Family Friends. We thank them for their donations, and we hope that each of you will let them know how much you appreciate their support as well. They make our concerts possible.

None of this would be possible without the work of those people behind the scenes who make up the Symphony in the Park Committee. These people, many of them year after year, work together to make sure that you have a good time each month from May through September, and then again in December. It is our wish that the music we bring to you keeps you smiling, gives you some fun, and provides a great excuse to enjoy this great community. We would like to acknowledge these individuals who have made the 2001 Symphony in the park Series possible:

Chris Cameron

Bob Colbourn

M’Lu Colbourn

Donna Demko

Dennis Downs

Steve Fiorina

Cathy Flanders

Phill Hansen

Barbara Hunter

John Martin

Andy Nicholas

Linda Nicholas

Bev Ornelas

Dan Ornelas

Nancy Petit

Cheryl Pritchard

Scott Pritchard

Lucy Werneke

Joyce Wulkowicz

Adrienne Wurster

Charles Zuckerman

Please note the changes: 6 pm, The Fabulous Pelicans, at Hoyt Park on Sept. 9.

See you there!

Scripps Ranch Theatre Opens 24th Season

Scripps Ranch theatre opens its 24th season on Sept. 7 with the hilarious comedy Lend Me A Tenor written by Ken Ludwig.

This fast-paced farce involves the world’s most famous Italian opera star, Tito Morelli, who is to perform his greatest role, Otello, at the 1934 season opening of the Cleveland Grand Opera. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this performance will put Cleveland on the operatic map but Morelli sweeps in too late for rehearsal. Through a series of mistaken identities, groupies, a jealous wife and a host of other problems, mass confusion results. This Broadway sensation left audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

The play is directed by Carla Brandon who thrilled SRT patrons last season with her direction of the side-splitting Bermuda Avenue Triangle. Theater veteran Tim Deaton is the producer.

The play runs Sept. 7-29 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Legler Benbough Theatre on the campus of Alliant International University (formerly United States International University) at 10455 Pomerado Road in Scripps Ranch, one-half mile east of highway 15. Tickets for the production are $12 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors and groups of ten or more.

For an additional $2, opening night patrons are welcomed to join the cast and crew for a champagne reception following the performance.

For more information or to make reservations, call 578-7728.

Channel 10 Profiles SR “Rescuers”

Scripps Ranch residents Emily and Mitchell Perey of Dignified Living Choices, Inc. were featured in two segments aired by Channel 10 News recently. Dignified Living Choices is an information and referral service that helps seniors who are having trouble taking care of themselves at home. The five-minute segment included interviews with four seniors living in three different communities. All credited the Pereys with “rescuing” them from bad living situations and helping them find clean, safe, affordable places where people care.

There are good alternatives to nursing homes for ailing seniors. Over the past 25 years, the assisted living/residential care industry has evolved and expanded to include many options for unwell seniors. Conditions normally associated with nursing homes can sometimes be handled in assisted living:

Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, diabetes, stroke, cancer, incontinence. Certain people who are non-ambulatory, bedridden, and/or terminally ill can also be accommodated.

Many healthy seniors choose to move into assisted living because they no longer care to cook or clean, or simply for the availability of companionship and activities. Others decide to move into a place where assistance will be available when or if they need it.

While the Pereys work with seniors of all income levels, all over the county, they take particular pleasure in assisting Scripps Ranch residents and their families. They have already helped several neighbors and would like to help more. Their service is free to seniors and their families. Emily or Mitchell can be reached toll-free at 1-866-DIGNIFY (1-866-344-6439) or 619-846-3000.