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New female Boy Scout troop inaugurated in Ortega

New female Boy Scout troop inaugurated in Ortega

Scouts BSA Troop 465, a new girls-only Boy Scout troop, enjoyed a welcome aboard ceremony Feb. 11 when Boy Scout Troop 522 presented the girls with their own troop flag and a U.S. flag. The troop’s charter organization will be Ortega United Methodist Church, 4807 Roosevelt Blvd. Scoutmaster is Sean Deese and assistant scoutmaster is […]

Best-selling author speaks at Ortega book club luncheon

Through a friendship between a New York Times best-selling author and a former Ortega resident, the Tale Spinners Book Club kicked off its 49th year of endearing friendships, delicious meals and love for reading with a visit from Patti Callahan Henry, author of 14 novels. Anis Daley and her four daughters, Muffet Rhyne and Annie […]

The Way We Were: John Allen, Sr. and John Corse

The Way We Were: John Allen, Sr. and John Corse

Loon Lake and The Pier are, as the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote, “Pictures of a Gone World.” But to anyone over the age of 80 who grew up in Ortega or Venetia those terms spark happy memories of youthful fun.  John Allen, Sr., 94, recalls when the Timuquana Bridge was made out of wood, the […]