Noah Lizerbram of Carlsbad, a senior at La Costa Canyon High School, was presented with an engraved bronze medallion June 6 to recognize his selection as a Distinguished Finalist for 2013 in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Lizerbram is being honored for founding “YouthJamz,” a nonprofit organization that has raised $25,000 through concerts to help provide instruments and music education to children fighting leprosy in India, children affected by war in Africa, and teenagers who are homeless in San Diego.She’s got talent
Annika Gullahorn, a Pacific Ridge School senior, took home the top honors of ‘Best Female Lead in a Musical’ after singing “Moments in the Woods,” by Stephen Sondheim at the recent 2013 Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy Awards competition. In addition to earning scholarship funds, she received an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to compete at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) in June.
Norby moves up
Solana Santa Fe Elementary School Principal Julie Norby been promoted to serve as the Director of Instructional Services for the Solana Beach Elementary School District. The position will begin July 1 of this year.
An eight-man team made up of Oceanside Police Officers will be taking part in Race Across America to raise money For multiple sclerosis. A group of 41 solo racers, began their 3,000 mile coast-to-coast race June 11 and will be followed by 35 teams who depart from the Oceanside start line June 15.
Picnics for concerts
Pacifica Del Mar is offering to-go picnics from individual to-go boxes, to family four-packs to share for the Twilight Concert series beginning June 18 at Seagrove Park in Del Mar. The family pack and wine country baskets come with disposable glassware, serving utensils and a small picnic cloth. E-mail Chris Idso to order at [email protected] For details, visit pacificadelmar.com/menus/concertpicnics.
Kirkland’s announced today it will not renew the lease for its Encinitas Ranch Town Center in Encinitas. The store will close June 30. Store employees will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other Kirkland’s locations in San Ysidro, Temecula and Lake Elsinore.
Bow wow happy hour
Bistro West, located adjacent to West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad, is launching Bow Wow Hour, a happy hour for dogs and their owners on the patio Sunday through Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad. The West Inn & Suites Dog Park is located adjacent to Bistro West. For reservations, call (760) 930-8008.
Scripps Health will host free public celebrations throughout the month of June for local cancer survivors, families, friends and the community at large at each of its five hospital campuses across San Diego County, as part of the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. The event at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas will be from 10 a.m. to noon June 29 in the Scripps Encinitas Conference Center, 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Register by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS.
The third annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament raised more than $60,000 for research and programs for children, teens, and young adults affected by cancer. The Foundation also announced the exciting news that, in 2014, the American Cancer Society will pass the torch to The Seany Foundation as the funding organization for Camp Reach for the Sky, a free summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.
Women’s health Solana Beach obstetrician/gynecologist Timothy Bilash, hosts a free Summer Women’s Health Lecture Series twice each week, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at 765 Academy Drive, Solana Beach. For reservations, visit drtimdelivers.com/office. Upcoming topics include: “Premarin Update – Less Breast Cancer When Taking Estrogen” June 25 and June 29 and “Good Fat/Bad Sugar – Why our foods make us sick” July 9 and July 13.