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March 21, 2014 / Featured


Ok. So, this is completely self-indulgent but I have to share this with everyone because it is just too much fun. Some of us remember the Singing Nun who became famous in the '60's with her release of the French-language song "Dominique". Well, once again, a singing nun has appeared on the music scene---but this singing nun is quite different! Showing up for a blind audition of the Italian v...

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December 31, 2013 / Just A Thought...


The meaning of most holidays is clear: Valentine’s Day celebrates romance; July Fourth, independence; Thanksgiving, productivity; Christmas, good will toward men. The meaning of New Year’s Day–the world’s most celebrated holiday–is not so clear. On this day, many people remember last year’s achievements and failures and look forward to the promise of a new year, of a new beginning. But...

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July 4, 2013 / Just A Thought...


On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin their American Dream. The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and...

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June 21, 2013 / Julian News


Who doesn’t love the San Diego County fair? I certainly do, I look forward to it all year, then look for any excuse to go! And then have to diet for a week preparing for all that fried deliciousness… This year I got so lucky! Orange book was invited to join the Julian Chamber of Commerce’s and the Julian Merchants Association's Celebrate Julian Day, a day to represent this amazing commun...

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June 17, 2013 / Music


Ok. So, there are a million things I should be doing right now, but I decided to do this instead. You know how sometimes you wake up with a song in your head and, no matter what you do, you cannot keep yourself from running that tune over and over? Well, for the past three days I have not been able to get rid of “Catch the Wind”, by Hedge and Donna. Before you get a chance to say, “who...

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April 25, 2013 / Featured


“You live in Julian? What on earth do you do in Julian?” That’s a frequent question heard from city flatlanders. With their six-plex movie theaters, baseball and football stadiums, their trolleys, sun-kissed beaches, multi-star restaurants, gas stations on every other corner, they cannot imagine what we do in Julian! What do you do in Julian? Well, we acquire more friends than we have ...

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March 22, 2013 / Sponsored


Jasmine Madeyski will be graduating Julian High School with a cumulative GPA of 4.25. She has worked hard in all her AP and honors classes. Jasmine has applied to Mills College, Pacific University, University of Minnesota, Northern Arizona University, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis and Us Santa Barbara. She has been accepted to Mills College, Pacific College, Northern Arizona Univers...

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January 11, 2013 / Featured


From Wynola Flats 3962 Highway 78 Julian, California 92036 Phone: (760) 765-1868 This week: Cold, Rainy, Windy. Broccoli Soup! Squash Soup! Stew or Pot of Beans! Special Prices on winter squash & broccoli. Lots of choices for stew veggies and we carry Pink Beans. Easy...yummy...comfort...lovin....Food! New Year ~ make one of these food suggestions and take to a friend! Spread some JOY...

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January 8, 2013 / Business News


Manufacturing picked up in December, reflecting growth in orders, employment and exports that indicate the U.S. expansion will be sustained in 2013 following the budget deal. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index climbed to 50.7 from a three-year low of 49.5 in November, the Tempe, Arizona-based group reported today. Fifty is the dividing line between expansion and contrac...

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December 31, 2012 / Featured


It’s that time of year when we all wax philosophical and decide to make our list of the things we resolve to do or do better next year. For most of us, we are better at resolving than at doing, but the good news is we are not alone in that pattern! And I think there is truth to the old adage that “it’s better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all”! Here are a few stat...

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