Author Archive for irene.kratzer

Come and try yoga for seniors

The Centennial year is drawing to a close, turkeys and pies are being ordered and shopping and holiday stress is upon us. What a wonderful time to join the Silver Age Yoga class at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library and let Emmy Garnica’s soothing voice guide you through the postures. Emmy first practiced yoga during the1960’s as […]

Centennial year has been a busy one

Our year thus far has been fun-filled celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Cardiff-by-the-Sea and even though it is winding down there are still many happenings ahead. The Friends of the Library kicked off the centennial festivities with a celebration at Besta Wan Pizza, the oldest restaurant in Cardiff, in January, and we […]

Plenty planned to celebrate centennial

2011 marks 100 years since J. Frank Cullen arrived in the area, saw our beautiful coastline and immediately thought it could become an artists’ colony. In preparation he built a hotel at the corner of San Elijo Avenue and Chesterfield that became the Mercantile Building and has been home to many things including the first […]

History of beautifying Cardiff

The Cardiff-by-the-Sea Business Association established the Beautification Committee in 1963 and leased the railroad right-of-way, Orville Carpentier and wife Jessica took care of the parkway along San Elijo Avenue mowing and watering. The Beautification Committee launched Project Pride, chamber members raised funds, planted palm trees, acquired planters and black-topped the business parking lot and in […]

New, veteran staff members help Cardiff library run

While awaiting the officials with gold shovels and hard hats to arrive to break ground for the expansion, it is business as usual in the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library. New to our knowledgeable staff is Becky Sanders, who will be our assistant branch manager. She comes to us after seven-and-a-half years at the El Cajon branch, has […]

Summer in Cardiff is well under way

For, lo, the winter is passed and Cardiff-by-the-Sea is gearing up for a long, hot summer of fun so join in and enjoy. The Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library kicked off their summer reading program, Splashes, on June 26 with Literature Comes to Life with Stacy Wein, so be sure to sign up for fun and prizes and […]

Cardiff vet specializes in TLC

On the southeast corner of San Elijo and Aberdeen in Cardiff-by-the-Sea rests a charming brick building with a shingled roof that once was the home of an Atlantic Richfield Service Station. Today it is occupied by the Cardiff Animal Hospital where Dr. Monica Laflin treats furry friends with tender loving care. Dr. Monica knew while […]

Cardiff library gets a facelift

2010 brought heavenly rain to wash the faces of the plants, trees and shrubs and make the earth smell good, for which we are happy. In January, the library reopened after being closed for some updates which you will note when you visit. The checkout counter gave way to book/video return slots, the checkout counter […]

Green parade sets right tone for 2010

There are many happenings in one’s lifetime that bring extra special joy; but the day the call came from Nick at Parks and Recreation saying I had been nominated for Grand Marshal of the Holiday Parade my heart nearly burst. It was an unbelievable honor plus a chance to represent my beloved Cardiff-by-the-Sea and the […]

History of how we kept Cardiff

With the 1985 incorporation, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Old Encinitas, Leucadia and Olivenhain were brought together as the city of Encinitas. The campaign promise was that each community would maintain its individuality and since Cardiff-by-the-Sea was unique in the fact that it had its own zip code, library and Chamber of Commerce and a beguiling name, residents and […]