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Encinitas, Carlsbad residents shine in County Fair culinary contests

Sue Satterlee of Vista won first place for her dried dill and second place for her firecrackers in the Home and Hobby contest at this year’s San Diego County Fair. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

Lauren J. Mapp

July 6, 2019

Jars of jam, bottles of liqueurs, cookies, cakes and more lined the walls of the Del Mar Fairgrounds grandstand complex during the annual San Diego County Fair as it came to a close last week. The Home and Hobby contest drew in hundreds of competitors to more than 100 categories this year.

County Fair’s Student Showcase says farewell to Neil Bruington

San Diego County Fair Student Showcase Coordinator Neil Bruington stands among hundreds of entries July 6 as the fair season closes at the venue in Del Mar. Bruington is retiring this summer. (Photo by Michele Leivas)

Michele Leivas

July 13, 2016

San Diegans bid a fond farewell to this year’s San Diego County Fair, from the bacon-wrapped fried everything to the rides and games. This year, the Student Showcase says a more heartfelt goodbye to its coordinator, Neil Bruington.

San Elijo Lagoon nursery effort gets $8K boost from Garden Club

The San Elijo Lagoon is pictured in January looking north from the gateway of former settling ponds. (Courtesy photo by Janie DeCelles)

North Coast Current

June 2, 2015

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s effort to build a native plant nursery received a boost recently in the form of an $8,000 grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The Garden Club doled out $50,000 worth of grants May 28 to 11 organizations, from the conservancy and San Diego Botanic Garden...

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