Join neighbors for tree-lighting this Sunday

Join neighbors for tree-lighting this Sunday

Dancers, singers, musicians, a special message and nativity, "falling snow," cookies and hot chocolate, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and the lighting of the big Lodge Christmas Tree will provide a festive evening for families at the Tree-Lighting event this Sunday, December 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lodge. Everyone will go outside for the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, with "falling sn…

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Holiday events offered this weekend and next

Sunday, December 8 – Tree-Lighting activities begin at 6 p.m. at the Lodge. See adjacent article for details. Friday, December 13 – Golf Cart Parade and T…

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Bonner and Brown elected mayor, mayor pro tem

At Wednesday's City Council meeting, the Council members unanimously elected Randy Bonner as mayor for 2014 and Tim Brown as mayor pro tem. Former mayor Mary Cr…

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Officials provide public safety statistics

The following departments provided monthly statistics at the December meeting of the Public Safety Committee. • Canyon Lake Police – The Police Report, sub…

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Photo of the Week

The City Council unanimously approved the adoption of "A Little Bit of Paradise" as the City's official motto this week. This photo by Mike Clary puts an exclamation point on that action. Mike said he grabbed his camera after the small storm blew threw last Friday and caught this rainbow illuminating the sky above the lake. He says, "As usual, because of the low light at the end of the day and the broad range of shadows and highlights, I took seven images and combined them as an HDR (high dynamic range) image. I hope you enjoy!"

Towne Center tree lit during day of fun, shopping

Towne Center tree lit during day of fun, shopping

There was plenty of shopping and lots of fun last Saturday when the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce combined the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Small Business Saturday at the Towne Center. Adults were able to enjoy refreshments as they shopped the deals at local businesses and vendors. Early afternoon, however, it was all about the kids having some holiday fun. There was a scavenge …

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Cycling accident victim gives words of advice

Cycling accident victim gives words of advice

The wheels Lorie McCormick has been using since late summer didn't put her in the Golden 1000 Mile Club where she hoped to be this month. Instead, she has been in a wheelchair since having both legs broken in a bicycling accident in Canyon Lake on August 23. Prior to that fateful day, the 49-year-old had ridden in the Hemet Double Century (200 miles) in April, the Borrego Springs Double Century i …

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Why not join in the Parade of Lights?

Many waterfront homeowners plan parties around the Parade of Lights, a festive event that is only a week away on December 14. But for the truly adventurous, the real fun is having …


Christmas decorations to be judged

Those who have taken the time and effort to decorate their homes for the holidays have a chance to be recognized for their efforts. The Home Owners Club invites residents to turn o …


Volunteers needed for 'Fit Community event

Attention Canyon Lake clubs and residents: Volunteers are needed for the 4th annual “Fit Community” event on Saturday, January 18. Volunteers will help with event set-up, pre-r …


Rotary Club names Teachers of the Month

The Lake Elsinore Rotary Club honored three Lake Elsinore Unified School District teachers for their years of hard work and dedication at the Teacher of the Month Program. November …


Ladies on the 'go go' with 'Hairspray'

On November 14th, a group of Canyon Lake women called the "Go Go's" went to the Lawrence Welk's Theatre in Escondido and saw the play, "Hairspray." Spokesperson and photographer L …


Announcement: Hanson-Mugica Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hanson are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Hanson, to Matthew Mugica, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Mugica. Brooke and Matthew became …


In Memoriam: Preston Lippert

Preston Don Lippert, known to family and friends as "PD", beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away on November 28, 2013 at his home in Canyon …


Jenny Dornay Benevolent Fund

Canyon Lake residents Jenny Dornay and children, Austin and Emma, have experienced tragedy in the sudden passing of their husband/father Frank Dornay, 61, on November 23. Many have …


In Memoriam: Bill Evans

William "Bill" Oscar Evans Sr., 86, died Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013, at Sunny Rose Glen in Menifee. Bill was born January 24,1927, and was a WWII veteran. He made movies w …


News Briefs

This section contains information on local activities and items of interest to Canyon Lake residents. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications.com no later than …


Woman's Club Home Tour is a success

Hundreds of women and men toured the five beautiful homes on the Woman's Club "Home for the Holidays" Home Tour last Sunday. Organizers say there were a lot of compliments and comm …


Club News

This section provides information submitted by Canyon Lake clubs regarding activities and upcoming events. Information should be submitted to news@goldingpublications no later than …


Clubs invited to send holiday photo

The Friday Flyer invites all Canyon Lake clubs and organizations to send a picture of their holiday get-together in time for the December 20 issue. That means we need your picture …


Winners announced in 'Golfing with Turkeys'

The Women’s Golf Club had 112 players in the Thanksgiving tournament, ”Golfing with the Turkeys." Committee members Darlene Cortez, Ura Furry, Ina Pickard and Mimi LaRosa would …


Golf News

9ers Golf Club The 9ers Golf Club Christmas Scramble and Luncheon is on December 12. The tee time is 10 a.m. and cost is $40. Sign up in the Golf Pro Shop. Call Diana Castillo at …


Adopt-a-Pet: Princess and Dawn

Princess is a female five-month-old Chihuahua mix who is black and tan. She is a sweet and friendly puppy, playful and likes other dogs. Princess will need to be spayed before goin …


Community mourns passing of Vick Knight

Canyon Lake icon Vick Knight was known by many names –Turtle Man, Maya Man, Renaissance Man, teacher, raconteur, scholar, little old winemaker, loyal Trojan, naturalist, Santa Cl …