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1st Annual Alpine Firefighters Pancake Breakfast – February 23, 2019

1st Annual Pancake Breakfast! Presented by your Alpine Firefighters on February 23, 2019 from 8am to 11am at the Alpine Fire Station located at 1364 Tavern Rd! $5 Entry (Tickets sold at the door). All proceeds benefit the Alpine Fire Foundation. Pancakes! Sausage! Coffee! Juice! Fruit! Fore more info please contact Colby Ross, Alpine Firefighters Association at 619-328-7263 or email HERE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Trail Work and Native Plant Restoration at Wright’s Field – February 9, 2019

UPDATE This Saturday’s volunteer workday (Feb. 2) at Wright’s Field in Alpine has been postponed due to expected heavy rainfall this weekend. Join us instead on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 9am. 1951 Tavern Road.

Original post: Join the BCLT (Back Country Land Trust) on Saturday, February, 2019 – Volunteers needed for Trail Work and Native Plant Restoration at Wright’s Field in Alpine from 9am-12pm. Meet at Trailhead behind JMMS (Joan MacQueen Middle School)1951 Tavern Road. Please contact us by phone or email with questions or to RSVP for any of these events. All volunteer hours may be certified for community service and student school requirements.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, February 14, 2019 – Valentine’s Day Planting Event 9am-11am Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Planting with Native Plants – Volunteer Workshop 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Sun, 2144 Alpine Blvd.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – “I Love A Green Alpine” Planting Event 9am-12pm Meet at Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd


Back Country Land Trust (BCLT)

The Children’s Nature Retreat in Alpine First Annual Family Volunteer Day – January 21, 2019

The Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation is organizing its First Annual Family Volunteer Day on Monday January 21, 2019 from 10AM until 5PM. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not a day off, it is a DAY ON! So let’s celebrate all together and make the Retreat a better place for our animals and for our community. High Schoolers can earn community service credits! Thank you for your help and for giving your children the opportunity to earn volunteer hours at the Retreat.

You can email to signup at! 😊 or call 907-341-9832

The Children’s Nature Retreat is located at 5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine, CA 91901



The Alpine Community Church Accepting Monetary Donations & Clothing to Help Migrant Families in Mexico

January 2019

Please Help Migrant Families in Mexico

More than 40 migrant men, women and children are temporarily sheltered at the Albergue Camino de Salvacion church in Tijuana, Mexico. The church is providing them a safe refuge as well as food, water, and electricity, but the migrants need new socks and underwear and the church needs donations to pay for food and utilities.

Please make a donation to help these families. The Alpine Community Church is accepting monetary donations of and new socks and underwear for men, women and children of all sizes. These donations will be delivered to the Community Congregational Church, UCC, in Chula Vista where Tijuana pastor Jose Antonio Altamirano will pick up the donated items.

There is no arrangement for on-line giving, but you can bring money, socks and underwear to the Alpine Community Church Office, located at 2225 W. Victoria Drive, in Alpine, on Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to noon, or you can make an appointment by calling the church office 619-445-2110, or call Tom at 619-885-8063.

Checks should be made payable to “Community Congregational Church” with “Migrant Mission” on the memo line.

Cash may be donated in a sealed envelope with the words “Migrant Mission” on the face.  This program will continue until the end of May. Please help if you can.

Submitted By Tom & Judy Myers


Western, Mining, Railroad Items & Materials Needed For NEW WESTERN TOWN / RIDE at Campo Railroad Park & Museum

January 13, 2019

Got some cool old stuff? The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum (PSRM) in Campo is preparing to add another educational ride which will include Roy Athey’s Famous Alpine Train & Railroad that was donated last year (Read about it here), that will include an old western town and we are looking for tax deductible donations of misc items to include as part of this exhibit.

Items needed are:

Old barn wood
Usable construction materials
Usable dimensional lumber
Tin roofing (preferably with rust)
Old wagon wheels – metal or wood
An old buckboard
Wooden storage sheds
Old signs
An old windmill
Blacksmith items, anvil, tongs etc…..
Western memorabilia – horse tack, old milk cans, lanterns, etc…
Old mining equipment – wood wheel barrow, narrow gauge rail road track, old oar car, etc

If it is not listed and you think it might go well with a ride that is showing old mining history give us a call!

Please contact Jim Lundquist at 619-417-7059 email  or Jim Tewksbury at 619-246-7116  email



Kingdom Quilters Sit & Sew Benefiting Children in Need at the Alpine Library – January 10 & 12, 2019

Kingdom Quilters Sit & Sew on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 10am- 2pm and Saturday, January 12 from 11am-4pm. Join us for an afternoon of quilting to benefit children and babies in need here and abroad. Bring your own sewing machine! The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email

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Community Effort is Making Alpine Boulevard GREENER!

December 5, 2018 – By the alpine Chamber of Commerce

Twelve new native drought-tolerant plants, including two oak trees, are officially growing along Alpine Boulevard!

About 15 volunteers participated in the preparation, digging and watering on Dec. 1 to replace greenery outside The Alpine Sun newspaper at 2144 Alpine Blvd. and the nearby Alpine Woman’s Club headquarters at 2156 Alpine Blvd. As curious passersby turned to watch and business people came out to praise the beautification effort, five plants and one tree were placed at each location.

“We had a fantastic turnout,” said Jon Green, Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) program and outreach director. “We got a lot of kudos.” The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, BCLT and the Certified Community Wildlife Habitat organized the effort to replant the boulevard after construction damage.

A Lush Handmade Cosmetics grant to the land trust has provided 500 free plants for participating businesses and property owners. Watering arrangements can be made for the first year.   Counting two plants placed unofficially in November outside Alpine Motorsports & Equipment Repair at 2435 Alpine Blvd., 14 new plants are growing so far. More are due in December and January.

During the latest planting Green provided free seminars about native planting techniques, plant selection, watering needs, mulch and erosion control. “It was amazing,” said Jennifer Tschida, The Alpine Sun’s associate publisher and Alpine’s 2018 Honorary Mayor. “Jon was super organized, ready to go.”

Tschida, who is expecting a baby soon, said she was touched by the tree selection. Green said he chose a 2-foot-tall tree for the Alpine Woman’s Club and for the newspaper “a little baby oak so it will grow up with her son.” “Fifty years from now my son will be driving on Alpine Boulevard with his family, pointing and saying ‘That’s my tree,’” Tschida said.

For more information, to be a sponsor or to volunteer to water plants, call the Chamber at (619) 445-2722 or e-mail; or


Alpine Chamber of commerce Logo Alpine Ca 91901Jo Moreland, Communications
Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
1620 Alpine Blvd., Ste. 208
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-2722

Christmas Festival Fundraiser at Lions, Tigers and Bears – December 1, 2018


December 1, 2018! Come spend the afternoon watching your favorite animal friends open their Christmas presents and support Lions Tigers & Bears’ ongoing efforts to rescue and provide a lifetime home to these majestic animals.* There will be a silent auction, opportunity drawing, local food trucks, a full bar, shopping at the LTB Gift Shop, and a special appearance by the man in red – Santa Claus! This is a fun-filled day for all that you won’t want to miss! By attending this event you are helping make a HUGE difference in the lives of our rescued animals.

Admission Prices:

Members – Adults $40 / Children $15
Non-Members – Adults $65 / Children $20

  • Members VIP – Adults $125 / Children $15
  • Non-Members VIP – Adults $150 / Children $20
  • VIP tickets include a Holiday Drink and a ‘Feed a Wild One’ Experience. Person’s feeding must be 18+ with valid ID.

For tickets please click HERE

For questions contact LTB @ 619-659-8078 option 4 or online at

Lions Tigers & Bears Big Cat Sanctuary is located at 24402 Martin Way, Alpine, CA 91901.

Alpine Kiwanis Club Meeting – EVERY SATURDAY MORNING!

Weekly Kiwanis Club of Alpine meeting every Saturday at Alpine Elementary School (located at 1850 Alpine Blvd) at 7:00 a.m. Join us for breakfast and learn about who we are and what we do for the alpine community.

We also have a Kiwanis Too meeting the last Weds of every month at the Alpine VFW located at 844 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901 at 6pm for those who can’t make weekly Saturday meetings.

For more info please contact Bob Soto Alpine Kiwanis President at 619-772-6464 or email or visit our website at

Donations Needed for the “Emergency Food Pantry” at the Alpine Community Center

The Alpine Community Center has been an “Emergency Food Pantry” for the Alpine community for the past 6 years. Recently we noticed a marked increase in requests for assistance and we depend solely on donations to stock this Pantry. Until now the major donor to this cause has been Alpine’s Christ the King Episcopal Church. We now require additional donations to keep up with the need.

The type of foods we are able to store and distribute are nonperishable items such as canned tuna, chicken, vegetables, chili, peanut butter, crackers, beans, rice, pasta, etc. We also need pet food and personal hygiene products. Please check expiration dates before donating items.

Donations can be delivered to the Alpine Community Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm and on Fridays between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm. We also accept monetary donations which will be used to purchase food items.

Thank you,

Cindi Robertson
Operations Manager
Alpine Community Center

1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine Ca 91901