St. Patrick's Day

ST. PAWTRICK’S DAY PHOTO BOOTH AT HARRY GRIFFEN PARK

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 18, 2017 (La Mesa)—If you’d like an Irish-themed photo with your dogs,  stop by the first-ever holiday photo booth today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. just outside the dog run, on the grass, at Harry Griffen Park (9950 Milden St.)  in La Mesa .  You’ll find props, clothes and signs to put you and your pups in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit – free of charge, thanks to the nonprofit Canine Corners board.

WEAR YOUR GREEN AND RUN EAST COUNTY: ST. PATRICK’S DAY HALF MARATHON MARCH 5

 

East County News Service

February 16, 2017 (El Cajon) - You’re invited to start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early and register now for the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, Green Mile, and Tribes & Clans competition on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  The St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon is dedicated to involve the entire family in fun and fitness.  This event is hosted by the Run East County Foundation.  Funds raised will benefit several East County charities. 

DON’T DRINK ON DRIVE ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY: SHERIFF TO RUN DUI PATROLS

 

East County News Service

March 14, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - The San Diego County Sheriff's Department aims to make sure your luck runs out if you get caught drinking and driving on St. Patrick's Day. Watch for increased DUI patrols by deputies across the county on Thursday, March 17th starting at 7:00 p.m. and lasting through 3:00 a.m. the following day.

FROM THE CHIEFS CORNER: ST. PATRICK’S DAY SAFETY

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

It’s Called Common Sense – Not Irish Luck!

March 14, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- St. Patrick’s Day is here and this is the day when everyone of every nationality turns Irish. You’ll need more than “Luck of the Irish” to have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll need your common sense!

LUCK OF THE IRISH AT BARONS BACKROOM BEER PAIRING MARCH 16

 

 

Speakeasy pairs Irish-inspired appetizers, local brews to benefit San Diego Food Bank

 

East County News Service

 

February 11, 2016 (Alpine) – As luck would have it, St Patrick’s Day happens twice this year, and for a good cause. Dust off your favorite green outfit and join Barons Market, a locally owned grocery store that sells simply good food at simply good prices, on Wednesday, March 16 for a St. Paddy’s Day themed beer and food tasting with San Diego brewer, Modern Times. 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: LYONS PEAK SUNRISE

 

March 18, 2015 (Jamul)—The HP Wren UCSD webcam atop Lyons Peak in Jamul caught this dazzling sunrise on St. Patrick’s Day.  Sure ‘n’ those glistening jewels in the sky look like a Leprechaun’s treasure!

SHERIFF ANNOUNCES DUI PATROLS, CHECKPOINTS COUNTYWIDE

 

East County News Service

March 14, 2015 (San Diego)--Don't press your luck this St. Patrick's Day by drinking and getting behind the wheel of a car, the Sheriff warns. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be out in full force in the coming days looking for impaired drivers.

IRISH HARPS IN CONCERT MARCH 15 & 17: FOLK HARP MOVEMENT HAS ROOTS ON MOUNT LAGUNA

 

 

Hear our KNSJ radio interview with Christina Tourin - and learn how the folk harp revival found its roots right here in East County, atop Mount Laguna which now has 9 harp companies among its 81 residents!

Also hear excerpts of Irish music on her Celtic harp - and a special song she used to play for Maria Von Trapp from Sound of Music fame:

Listen now:  http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/wfh7ez24ev/Newsmaker-HarpistChristinaTourin-complete.mp3

By Miriam Raftery

Updated March 13, 2015 (San Diego) – Over 100 Irish harp players will be in town for St. Patrick’s Day, performing tow concerts open to the public in San Diego March 15th and 17th . The musicians are in town for the International Harp Therapy Training Program at the Hanalei Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, where participants learn to take harp music into senior homes, schools, hospitals, hospices and more.

FROM THE FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER: ST. PATRICK'S DAY - NO LUCK REQUIRED, JUST COMMON SENSE!

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

 

March 10, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - Yes, there actually is a 5 - leaf clover, which is a mutation of the 4 - leaf clover that does appear occasionally. The superstition is the 5 –leaf clover is for extra good luck. On St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t need good luck, but common sense to make it a great St. Paddy’s Day and not a Paddy Wagon Day!

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

 

February 16, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes celebrations of Black History Month, rock and roll concerts, a star party, a sweetheart dance and more. Plus we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including St. Patrick’s Day events and Vallecito Day celebrating our frontier heritage and cattle drives along the Overland trail. Stay tuned for all of these events and much more, from East County Magazine.

ST. PATRICK'S WEEKEND RACES, BEER & WINE FESTIVAL IN CAJON

 

February 16, 2015 (El Cajon) – You’re invited to join in St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities on Sunday, March 15th.   Choose from a half marathon, a 5K run or a green mile competition to compete for a large cash prize pot, medals, and  free drinks after the races at the St. Patrick’s Beer & Wine Festival in downtown El Cajon (Main Street and Magnolia).

WEAR GREEN, THINK GREEN, BE GREEN ON ST. PATTY'S DAY

March 6, 2013 (San Diego) — You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the “greenest” day of the year. This year, Waste Management of Southern California recommends green tips for making your St. Patty’s Day even greener.

“With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, now is the best time to start making green choices for an environmentally friendly holiday,” said Eloisa Orozco, Area Communications Manager for Waste Management of Southern California. “If each of us took a few small steps to reduce the waste we produce or increase the amount of materials we recycle during the holidays, we’d save a tremendous amount of material, energy and landfill space. There is no shortage of ways to cut down on wastefulness.”

JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES—AND WHY EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT

 

A St. Patrick’s Day reflection on a writer's own odyssey

 

By E.A. Barrera

 

"We may now imbibe freely of the contents of bottles and forthright books"
Morris L. Ernst, Co-Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. December 11, 1933.

 

March 13, 2010 (San Diego) -- The same week this country ended Prohibition, America opened the doors to let people legally read James Joyce's Ulysses. With St. Patrick's Day once more at hand, the greatest of 20th Century novels and the author whose genius gave us at look into our own daily souls deserve a brief remembrance.

FESTIVALS OF THE MONTH: MARCH 2009

March 1, 2009 (San Diego's East County)--Spring is in the air! This month's events include street fairs, music festivals, St. Patrick's Day celebrating, stargazing, train rides, eco-events, nature hikes, a free job search program, a soap box derby, and a baseball contest where winners can advance to finals at a Major League All-Star game. Also a "running of the goats" in Crest. No bull...No Pamplona, Spain--just 250 goats running wild--we kid you not!