Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

December is a month for Canyon Lakers to celebrate all that is beautiful and fun in their community. There is the physical beauty, of course, with the changing leaves and Christmas lights reflecting off the water or wrapped around trees and homes. That loveliness is compounded by what's inside the hearts of all those who try to make the season special through fundraisers, food and toy drives, and …

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Interested in looking at the Christmas lights and decorations in Canyon Lake this weekend?

The Home Owners Club and the Yacht Club announced the 2011 Holiday Decoration Contest winners as follows:  Streetfront     Humorous: Julie O'Connor, 3059…

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This is an issue to save and savor

No time to read The Friday Flyer this weekend? That's okay – this is a paper residents can keep and read at their leisure after the holidays are over becaus…

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Meet Ken Cable: Notes from the Road, Wild Side of Canyon Lake and Community Cuisine

I came to higher education later in life and found myself with classmates at Cal State Los Angeles and USC much younger than I. I emerged from Cal State with a…

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Photo of the Week

Credit: Bert Barbay

Volunteer photographer Bert Barbay is a master at capturing the essence of Canyon Lake – its textures, colors, vistas, people and events. His neighbors, Bob and Ellie Clow, likely were unaware Bert was snapping this scene, almost from his own back door. The winter season is evident in the changing colors of leaves and bare branches of a tree. But Bob's short sleeves reveal what everyone who lives here already knows – Canyon Lake's weather is second to none in winter for outdoor activities.

Meet Mary Rhoads: 'Day-tripping with Mary'

Meet Mary Rhoads: 'Day-tripping with Mary'

Readers have not heard from "Day-tripping with Mary" columnist Mary Rhoads lately for a couple of reasons – one being that, as an advertising executive for The Friday Flyer, she has been busy working on holiday advertising, as well as ads for the Residential Directory, leaving very little time for day-trips in recent weeks. But even more significant is the fact that she traveled solo to Europe …

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Meet Chloe Howard: Teen Reporter

Meet Chloe Howard: Teen Reporter

I always love this time of year because it’s when the whole family gets to come together and celebrates!Every year on Christmas Eve we all go to my aunt’s house and have this extravagant dinner, which is always interesting because you never know what will happen when family comes together. The Christmas Eve dinner has been one of my favorite family traditions, because we don’t get together a …

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Meet Heather Zermeno: Teen Reporter

Between AP classes and basketball practice and games at Elsinore High School, Heather enjoys reading books and writing. She especially enjoys being able to share her thoughts and e …


Meet Reel People Ron and Leigh Martel

Ron and Leigh Martel proudly have no formal training in the film industry. They are just real (reel) people who enjoy movies. While raising two daughters, Angela and Teressa in Lag …


Meet Betty Williams: Cook's Corner

When my husband and I first moved to Canyon Lake, I did not imagine that we would still be here 20 years later. Growing up, I never lived in more than one place for very long, so i …


Meet Tammy Macias: Tammy's Tips

How cool – I get to talk about me! Hi, my name is Tammy Macias and I am the columnist for "Tammy's Tips."  I have been a resident here for over three years. My family and I are …


Fit Community sign ups

There’s only one week left to get the early-bird discount of $5 per entry for the Fit Community 5K/10K on Saturday, January 21. Early-bird registration should be postmarked by De …


News Briefs

A time to help Joseph Flury, 31, a former security guard with Allied Barton Security in Canyon Lake, passed away on November 28, 2011 in Menifee. Friends say Joseph is survive …


Club News

Bassmasters The Bassmasters' last tournament of the year was held on December 10, with 11 participants catching 35 fish at a total weight of 87.47 pounds. Topping the field wi …


Golf News

Family Golf 'Glo Ball' Golfers are invited to sign up for the Family Golf Club's 3rd annual Glo Ball Tournament and New Year's Eve Party on Saturday, December 31, at the Canyo …


Adopt-a-Pet: Minnie and Garfield

This week’s pets are Minnie and Garfield. Minnie is a 3 year old, tri-color Papillion/Chihuahua, female spayed. She is super sweet, and brought all of her medical records. Garfi …


City Connection: Holiday book selections

Selection of Holiday books for kids provided by Parents.com Top 20 Holiday books •The Elf on the Shelf by Aebersold and Bell •The Night before Christmas by Rachel Isadora …