Ceremony unites community to honor vets

Ceremony unites community to honor vets

Love of country, especially when one's country is threatened by outsiders, is that deep passion that helps brings people together in a spirit of unity. When it's time to pledge allegiance to the flag and honor those who have served this nation – as Canyon Lakers did last Friday at the Veterans Day ceremony – petty bickering takes a back seat. As Pastor Pete Van Dyke, of Canyon Lake Community C…

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Veterans event emcee has close ties to Canyon Lake

There were many untold stories represented at the third annual Veterans Day ceremony on November 11, 2011. Hats from every branch of the military on the heads o…

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Flyover of T34 planes a highlight of Veterans Day ceremony

Major Thomas Innocenti, USMC (Ret.) was in charge of the Veterans’ Day T34 Heritage Foundation flyover, flown by lead pilot Colonel Randy Ball (USAF) and wing…

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Arts, Entertainment and Activities: Christmas activities are on the calendar

Caption: Through the end of the year, this section will feature arts and entertainment, along with other activities related to the holidays. Gary Bonner Singer…

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Photo of the Week

Credit: Dennis Bickers

A bagpiper plays and the Elsinore High School ROTC Color Guard stands at attention for the unveiling of the new Veterans Memorial monument on Veterans Day 2011.

Photographers capture scenes from the 11-11-11 event

Photographers capture scenes from the 11-11-11 event

The Friday Flyer received scores of photographs from residents who attended the Veterans Day ceremony. A few of them are shown here; many more can be found in various photo albums on The Friday Flyer's Facebook page. The volunteer photographers were Bert Barbay, Dennis Bickers, Diana Castillo, Bill Corbin, Mike Irvin and Tom Innocenti. …

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U.S. Marine serving in Afghanistan happy to be remembered

U.S. Marine serving in Afghanistan happy to be remembered

Veterans Day was a memorable event in Canyon Lake for many of the local veterans, and some active duty service members presently serving away from their Canyon Lake homes appreciated the fact that they were being remembered. Serving in Afghanistan, Lance Corporal Jamie Valdez wrote on her FB wall: "got offa work today, only to find a marine there ready to interview me for an article in The Friday …

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Local business offers a way to help children

Debbie Gagnon, owner of Pack, Wrap and Post in the Towne Center, is providing residents and visitors an opportunity to participate in "Christmas in the Classroom." A Christmas tree …


'Luthier' brings home blue ribbon for guitar 

Tim Mahoney, a woodworker and guitar builder from Canyon Lake, was thrilled to learn that his “Roadrunner” guitar won the 1st Place award in the Master Stringed Instrument Divi …


Teachers of the Month honored

Three Lake Elsinore teachers were honored by the Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore, based upon their academic skills, dedication to their students and input from the principal and fello …


TCHS Frosh Football takes League Championship

The Temescal Canyon High School Freshman football team went undefeated for the season and, for the first time in 10 years, took the title of League/City Champions. Led by Coach Joh …


Equestrian Club enjoys Halloween play day

Canyon Lake Equestrian Club joined in on Norco Horsemen's Association Kids and Family Halloween Play Day on Saturday, October 15, at Ingalls Park in Norco. The event offered a hors …


Giant beet will be served at Thanksgiving

Canyon Lake resident James Schaffer was surprised to find this 5.4-pound beet in his garden this last week. James started his garden over 20 years ago and says, "This is the bigges …


News Briefs

Early deadlines Thanksgiving for seniors Canyon Lakers have an opportunity to bless area seniors by providing frozen turkeys and/or monetary donations to From the Lord Ministry, …


Club News

Early deadlines Republican Women The next meeting of the Canyon Lake Republican Women's Club will be on November 28, at 10 a.m.in the Magnolia Room. Guests are welcome. Bob Mage …


Club Bassmasters

Travis Smith and Jake Russell topped the field in the November tournament with a five-fish limit weighing 16.92 pounds and the “Big Fish” of the day at 4.08 pounds. …


Golf News

9ers Golf Club Canyon Lake 9ers and their guests are invited to a Christmas scramble and party on December 8 for 9 holes, a lunch extraordinaire, drawings and annual awards. Tee t …


Adopt-a-Pet: 2012 Pet Calendar

Pictures were not available for this week's pets; however, calendars have arrived and are on sale now for $10 each. Pick one up at AFV. Every photo entered in this contest held ear …