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Street Fair snapshots: Images of Encinitas’ annual spring event

Cori, a professional balloon artist, creates a sword at the Encinitas Street Fair on Sunday, April 28. Cori has been a balloon artist for 12 years. (Photo by Cam Buker)

North Coast Current

May 1, 2019

The Encinitas Spring Street Fair returned to Coast Highway 101 for the 36th year on April 27 and 28, running the length of the thoroughfare from D to J Streets. There was international food, live music, rides for children and a beer garden.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)

Roman S. Koenig

March 14, 2019

A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.

Family-friendly ideas for getting out this spring

Family-friendly event. (StatePoint)


March 18, 2018

Spring is the best time of year to get outdoors and spend some quality time with the family. Here are three ideas to shake off winter’s cabin fever and the most of the season. Take a hike Visit a state or national park and hit the hiking trails. Most parks have a variety of trails of varying diffi...

ENCINITAS: Egg hunt March 31 at Community Park

Chocolate Easter eggs. (Tim Gouw, Unsplash)

March 17, 2018

ENCINITAS — The city of Encinitas presents its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be two live shows from the group Hullabaloo onstage at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Participants are...

CARLSBAD: Spring Festival, egg hunt, set for March 31

Carlsbad’s EGGstravaganza Spring Festival. (Mike McMahon, Carlsbad city courtesy photo)

March 17, 2018

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad’s EGGstravaganza Spring Festival returns Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road. The event features egg scrambles for children ages 6 and older, who want to race for their eggs, and one for children ages 5 and...

Preserved Home: Sweeten the season with the tartness of lemon

Lemons provide a great opportunity for preserving for use in cooking and homemade lemondade. (e_anka, FreeImages)

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

April 19, 2016

I love California’s abundance of citrus. I’ll never forget driving through the back roads of Temecula with the windows down as the fragrance of lemons filled the air. Growing up, my friend Veronica had several orange trees in her Escondido backyard, and it always seemed kind of magical to me.

ENCINITAS: Enjoy Family Discovery Days at lagoon center March 19-20

Native flowers bloom in the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. (Lagoon Conservancy photo)

March 6, 2016

ENCINITAS — The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy hosts free Family Discovery Days on March 19 and 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Families can participate in an egg-themed trivia hunt, face painting with nature scenes, and arts and crafts to take home. They will also have the...

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