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Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – September 2015

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – September 2015

The Alpine Library offers tons of free events, activities and programs for residents of ALL AGES! Take a look at our calendar to see everything we are offering this month! We are located at 2130 Arnold Way, Alpine, Ca. 91901 (619) 445-4221. Elisabeth Newbold – Librarian 1 Elisabeth.Newbold@sdcounty.ca.gov  *View calendar larger here: Sept 2015 SDCL AL calendar-pdf version

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Gymtrix Flip for Friday “Got Glow Night” – September 4, 2015

Gymtrix Flip for Friday “Got Glow Night” – September 4, 2015

Come have fun with all sorts of activities or just hang out with friends! No membership required, kids ages 4-18 are welcome. Cost is $15. Pizza, drinks & ice cream will be available. Flip for Friday is every Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm. Gymtrix is located at 2358 Tavern Rd. (Next to Boulder Oaks Elementary School) Visit our website at www.gymtrixinc.com
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ALFA (Alpine Library Friends Association) Bookstore News – September 2-6, 2015

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ALFA BOOK STORE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2-6, 2015

Browse the shelves at the Friends of the Library used book store. Fiction or non-fiction, you are sure to find just the right book. Going back to school? Check our history and biographies. If you need books on art, we have a number of books about the life and works of several wll-known artists including Renoir, Matisse, Monet, Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyth. Increase your culinary skills with books like “Great Taste-Low Fat”, the “Best of the Best”, or “Delicious Desserts. “The Coffee Book” offers 300 recipes from around the world for coffee. Some books are priced as low as 10 cents.

We are Non-profit supporting the Library. Come to 2554 Alpine Blvd. Open Wed.-Sun. 10: to 5:

Books_ArtFor more info please contact
Bonnie Techemeyer
techemeyer@sbcglobal.net

www.alpinelibraryfriends.org
619 445-3688

 

Alpine History Mystery: San Antonio / San Diego Overland Mail – August 2015

HistoryMystery_Logo_optJames Birch had an idea. He wanted to establish the first coast-to-coast mail route connecting California to the major cities in the eastern US. As you will see, Birch was not just a dreamer or schemer – no, he had quite good business acumen for such a young man. Back in 1849 this 21-year old adventurer moved to Sacramento to make his fortune in the California Gold Rush, but he found that the cost of gold prospecting was much higher than he expected. Then this bright young fella’ observed that the towns of northern California lacked any reliable means of transporting supplies, mail and passengers to the gold mining fields inland. Well he was an experienced stage coach birch photodriver, having learned the trade a few years earlier in Providence, Rhode Island, so he started up the California Stage Company, which quickly became the biggest and most far-reaching stage line in the entire state. Within five years, Birch’s stage line provided service to nearly every part of northern and central California and even as far south as Los Angeles. By 1855 his company was so successful that Birch decided to step down as President and go back east where he could vigorously promote his new idea.

Over the next two years James Birch spent considerable time lobbying politicians in Washington, DC, trying to persuade them to award him a contract for coast-to-coast mail service. Although he was unsuccessful in this pursuit, the US Post Office, in 1857, awarded Birch the first single-contract Overland Mail route to California. And so it was that on June 22, 1857, the San Antonio – San Diego Mail Line was established to provide semi-monthly service between these two southern cities.

Having made all the arrangements ahead of time, Birch was ready for the task. Just about two weeks later, on July 9, the first mail was sent out of San Antonio heading west to San Diego, and the second mail was dispatched two weeks later. Tragically James Birch died at sea shortly after the first mail arrived in San Diego along his newly established route. His superintendent, I.C. Woods kept the mail line running and then in March of 1858 his young bride transferred both the mail contract and the business to his partner, George H. Giddings.

Now you may be wondering what all this has to do with the history of Alpine. Well, that is the mystery that we want you to solve this month. And while you are at it, see if you can uncover the unflattering nickname that was given to this mail service by its competitors.

If you know the answer, send us a note to mystery@alpinehistory.org . Need help solving this one? Come visit us at the museum open house from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, August 29 or Sunday, August 30 where docents will be on hand to help you solve this mystery. And as a special end of the summer treat, kids who come to the Open House and solve our new Scavenger Hunt Challenge will be awarded a special ice cream treat. The museum is located at 2116 Tavern Road in Alpine.

Alpine History Mysteries are created and edited by Tom & Judy Myers from stories, collections, and archives maintained by the Alpine Historical Society. www.alpinehistory.org

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David Spiro Has Joined Oscar & Company Salon – August 2015

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David Spiro has joined OSCAR & COMPANY!!!! David worked for 30 years cutting, coloring and styling Silicon Valley professionals and their families in Santa Clara County before moving to Alpine in 2002. More recently , he’s been working in a prominent Alpine Barber shop, adding clipper cuts to his skill set. With your complete satisfaction as his main goal, no cut or color will begin until he understands what you want and you understand what he’ll do. Consultations are always free.

David will be working Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and every other Saturday. To book an appointment with David. call David directly at 619-249-7022 or the Salon at 619-445-5075. David also welcomes walk-ins! Oscar & Company Salon is located at 2741 Alpine Blvd. Suite 103, Alpine CA 91901

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Mail Box Tampering on Arnold Way 8-29-15

Alpine Report Suspicious Activity

 

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Last week on four consecutive days someone traveled Arnold Way opening roadside mail boxes and leaving the door open. Each day the Sheriff was notified. This week, on Friday the same thing happened to our mailbox and the Sheriff was notified. The openings were always after 4 PM last week but

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Local Pet Adoption Page 8-29-15: Labradoodle & Lab Rottweiler Mix New this Week!

8-29-15 Cate Sacks Labradoodle

This Page is sponsored by Barons Market in Alpine

PETS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION THIS WEEK!

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Shelter Pet Partners Rescue

A 501(c)(3) No Kill Animal Rescue “A Loving Home Is A Forever Home!”​

Visit our website at www.shelterpetpartners.org

 

Local Pet Adoption Page 8-29-15: Labradoodle & Lab Rottweiler Mix New this Week!

ALFA (Alpine Library Friends Association) Bookstore News – August 26-30, 2015

Alpine Library Friends Association Book Store ALFA

ALFA BOOK STORE NEWS FOR AUGUST 26 TO 30, 2015

Announcing our Pop Up Tent Sale for Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, August 30. All Romance novels under the tent will be a low 10cents each. And, all hard back mysteries will be only 25cents. Many of your favorite author’s books will be

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Alpine History Museum Kids Scavenger Hunt Challenge – August 29 & 30, 2015

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Alpine History Museum Announces Kids Scavenger Hunt Challenge!

Your Alpine Historical Society is excited to offer a fun new Scavenger Hunt Challenge game for kids of all ages. To participate, you must come to the John De Witt Museum, located at 2116 Tavern Road in Alpine during the next monthly Open House. Participants will be

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Barons Market Alpine Weekly Ad Specials – Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, 2015

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Barons Market Alpine Weekly Ad Specials – August 26-September 1, 2015 Barons Market Alpine Weekly Ad Specials –  Limited quantity on some items. Not responsible for misprints. Click here to view ad larger: Weekly Ad 082615_Final . Barons Market is located at 1347 Tavern Rd. Alpine, Ca. 91901 (619)445-5600. Open Everyday 8 AM to 9

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