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Creekside Early Learning Center Early Admission Kindergarten Registration Information for 2020

Does your child have a winter birthday?
• Must turn 5 years old between December 2nd—January 31st of the current school year
• Early Admission Kindergarten online enrollment will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
• Online enrollment: on the Families and Communities tab; then click on online registration
• EAK required supplemental packets available in the office on Oct. 1, 2019
• EAK dates: January 6th—June 11th
• EAK provides an opportunity for students to get an early start on their education
• EAK hours: 9:05 a.m.— 2:50 p.m. (M, T, Th, F) 9:05 a.m.— 1:35 p.m. (every Wednesday)

Register as soon as possible! Class placement is based on students birth date. Pickup your Registration Packet at Creekside Early Learning Center, 8818 Harbison Canyon Rd., Alpine, Ca 91901. 619-659-8250


Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze & Jumpy for the Kids at Summers Past Farms ALL OCTOBER 2019!

The Fall is our favorite time at Summers Past Farms!  Come to our field of pumpkins and pick your favorite one. Featuring our selection of field grown pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. We will have a jumpy and corn maze for the kids. Come enjoy the country! Bring your camera and the whole family. Open: Thursday – Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.  Closed: Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday. Summers Past Farms is located at 15602 Olde Hwy 80, Flinn Springs (Just down the hill from Alpine), CA 92021 (619) 390-1523


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Dream Rider Equestrian Therapy in Alpine!

Volunteer leads new rider to music. Rhythm and balance and perfect posture for young Benjamin

October 2019 – Please Help! We need volunteers!

Dream Rider Equestrian Therapy in Alpine needs after school volunteers to help with riding lessons for special needs beginner students. We have a high demand for lessons, but not enough help. If you can help lead a pony on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons until the days get too short to ride, we would be very grateful. We could also use help on Saturday or Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30.To learn more about us please take a look at our Facebook page. Visit our website at  Volunteers make our work possible!

If you are interested please call Catherine Hand at 619-445-2576 or email

Dream Riders is located 543 Anderson Rd, Alpine, CA 91901


LOST CAT: Small Female Striped Bengal, Rock Terrace Rd. Alpine 9-28-19

9-28-19 Alpine Ca 91901 LOST CAT! Small Female Bengal (Striped like a tabby) named “Kaliesse”, wearing a pink collar and missing from Rock Terrace Rd. off of Alpine Blvd. in Alpine ca 91901.


FOUND CAT: Male Striped Tabby, Josh & Klucewich Rd. Alpine 9-18-19

9-18-19 FOUND CAT. Found at Josh and klucewich Rd in Alpine Ca 91901. I think he may have been dumped some time ago. You can tell he was a house cat because he really wants to be with people, but, he has been out on his own and is untrusting. I have put a lot of effort into gaining his trust just to feed him and provide a safe area in the backyard. He now wants in the house, lol. I have just been able to touch him for the first time. Going to try and improve the trust so I can get him in a kitty crate and to the vet.

Please call 619 659 1361


(REUNITED) LOST DOG: Male (Grey & White) Blue Nose Pit Bull Mix “Crook”, Midway Dr. Alpine 9-28-19

Update 10-4-19 CROOK HAS BEEN FOUND!

Shorty Blue Nose Pit Bull mix. White chest brindle marking, crooked tail. His name is “Crook” and he is grey and white and stocky. He went missing from our home on Saturday September 28 off of Midway Drive in Alpine Ca. 91901. Our family misses him SO MUCH! If you have seen him please call or text Dusty at (619) 990-7540

Alpine Kiwanis Annual Chili Cook-Off & Car Show – October 19, 2019

Chili Cook-off and Car Show on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 7am to 3 pm at the Alpine Community Center.  Enjoy Live Music by The Ideas, Relax in the Beer Garden, Visit with the Vendors, Cast your vote for the best Chili and Have a Famous a Kiwanis 1/4lb Hot Dog!

Car Show • 7am – 12pm at the Alpine Elementary School, 1850 Alpine Blvd.
Chili Cook Off • 11 am – 3 pm at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd.

There is still time to join the Alpine Kiwanis Chili Cook Off. We now have 13 booths cooking chili for this fun event! If you have a chili recipe that is a crowd pleaser, consider competing on October 19th in the Alpine Community Center Park. We can accommodation up to 20 cookers. There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Best Decorated Booth! For more info please contact Ida Pene Manale at 619-659-8727 or EMAIL HERE

For Car Show Info contact Bill Lewis at 619-851-3232. For Chili Cook Off Info contact Jim Cate 619-890-2283

FREE Family Halloween Movie Showing: “Hocus Pocus” at Alpine Church of Spiritual Living – October 11, 2019

Alpine Church of Spiritual Living is hosting a FREE family Halloween movie, “Hocus Pocus”, on Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 6:30pm in Fuller Hall, located at 2225 W. Victoria Dr.  Includes popcorn and treats! Costumes welcome! For more info call 619 972.2116 or Email  The Alpine Church of Spiritual Living is located at 2225 W. Victoria Dr. (Fuller Hall) Alpine Ca 91901. Visit our website at

Pearson Brothers Winery Opens Tasting Room in Wildlife Sanctuary in East County Featuring Their Unique “Honey Wine”

*Article adapted from East County Magazine

September 2019 – Pearson Brothers has opened a tasting area off Dehesa Rd. We are open Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-5pm! Wine from Nature in Alpine! Our wine is made from wildflower honey, orange zest, cane sugar and vanilla!  Pearson Brothers Winery are the the creators of honey-wines known as “Saccharo”.We now have a tasting patio in a wildlife sanctuary, as well as a wine club, and recipes for cocktails featuring our sustainably-produced Saccharo honey wines in several new varieties. “We are truly the most sustainable wine in the world right now,” says Dale Pearson, who started the business a few years ago in a rural area of unincorporated El Cajon along with his brother, Mike. “In regular wineries, the business model is to kill everything and take it down to the ground.  In Napa and Paso Robles, some wineries are cutting down oak trees and causing watershed depletion.”

Fortunately, no trees are killed and no groundwater is depleted for production of Pearson Brothers products – and their property is a thriving wildlife habitat sanctuary.  That’s because their flavorful white wines are made – astoundingly – without grapes, using science to replicate the taste with other ingredients found in nature. The Pearson brothers measured grape juice with scientific instruments to determine the PH levels and levels of sugar, PH, water and nutrients.  The result is white “wines” made without grapes. (In the U.S., anything fermented can be labeled wine, hence the sale of passionfruit and apple wines elsewhere, to cite other examples).

They sell their private reserve Saccharo honey wine, as well as a new Perduret sparkling wine, a ginseng Saccharo, and coming soon, Saccharo Seco, a dry white.

The sparkling champagne-like Perduret with heart label has a pleasing taste – not too sweet and not too dry – with fine bubbles and a rich, golden hue.  It’s hand-crafted in a laborious process that includes chilling the bottles and hand-pressing each champagne cork.

Wine made from grapes requires pumping 400 gallons of groundwater for every one gallon of wine produced – and that’s just for irrigation, not counting the production process.  By contrast, Pearson says, “We use 5,000 gallons of water to make 5,000 gallons of wine,” or just one gallon of water for each gallon of honey wine.

The winery is located on 63 acres of the  Rancho Agua Dulce nature preserve, named after the North fork of the Sweetwater river that originates in the reserve.  Agua Dulce means sweet water in Spanish.

“Bees fly into protected habitat and harvest wildflowers, sagebrush, lilacs, wild mustard,” Pearson explains. His business also helps protect bees from colony collapse disorder that has decimated bees across the nation.  Pearson Brothers Winery includes beekeepers as part of their business model, buying some honey from other beekeepers who breed queen bees as well as using honey produced onsite.

Our property is an ancient habitat. We have a herd of deer, bobcats, raccoons, coyotes, mountain lions, opossums, horned owls, barn owl, falcons and red-tailed. “It’s an entire full ecosystem – everything from wildflowers to little tree frogs.”  There are also wild grapevines growing which are not harvested, merely kept as part of the natural habitat. No pesticides or herbicides are used on the property, keeping it sustainable. The new tasting room on Dehesa Rd. overlooks the wildlife preserve from an outdoor deck complete with telescope for guests to enjoy views.

So why did the Pearson brothers return to East County, after briefly moving production to Imperial Valley? The move to the desert area was prompted by high fees San Diego County wanted to impose when the Pearsons sought to boost production from 60 to 2,000 cases after landing a major distributor, Bronco Wine Company. Bronco’s California distributor, Classic Wines of California, distributes Pearson Brothers products. “They realized we invented a new kind of wine,” Pearson says of Bronco.

But a major deal for their white ginseng energizing drink fell through due to rules on ginseng. “In China you can plant American White Ginseng seeds and cultivate and sell them,” Pearson explains. “But if you try to export the same exact ginseng but grown in the U.S.A., it’s considered a drug. Special measures must be taken that are extremely expensive to allow it in China.”

The Pearson brothers are accustomed to taking risks-and overcoming challenges. Dale is a retired underwater photographer who has worked for National Geographic and Jacque Cousteau, wrestling giant squids and taking videos of sharks at close range. Mike has worked as a flight nurse on a medical helicopter.

Next up, their aim is to focus on marketing and build up retail locations to grow their brand. “Not enough people knew about us,” says Pearson, but that’s changing.  Their wines are now sold in 11 retail locations such as Baron’s in Alpine (see website for the full list).  They’ve got a radio advertising campaign planned and more. Imperial County’s loss is East County’s gain. One of the new marketing tactics is a collection of cocktail recipes crafted with Saccharo, which you can find on the Pearson Brothers Winery website. Options include a Mule, Pineapple Mojito, Valley Mule,  Island Breeze, Margarita, Pina Colada, Island Ice Tea, Bloody Mary, and Strawberry Shortcake.

They’ve also started a wine club. Members get t-shirts and 10 percent of a case of wine every three months. A case runs $156 retail, $141 for wine club members. Cheers!

Here’s another tip:  these white wines made from honey won’t spoil, unlike temperature and time-sensitive white wines made from grapes. So you can keep them for years to enjoy whenever you wish.

Pearson Brothers Winery is located at 7123 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, 92019 several miles east of Sycuan.

To visit their new tasting room, order wine or learn more, check their website at

Dog Adoption Event (Rescuing Cujo Dog Sanctuary) at Kahoots in Alpine – September 28, 2019

Rescuing Cujo Dog Sanctuary is very excited for this Saturday, September 28, 2019 Dog Adoption event at Kahoots in Alpine from 10am to 2pm. Join us at Kahoots 1347 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA. 91901 (In the Alpine Creek Shopping Center) (619) 320-3023.  For more info about Rescuing Cujo please visit our website