Decorate your yard to be the most SPOOK-TAC-ULAR house in SEH!
This year YOU have the power to vote! Vote for your favorite entries in each category! The San Elijo Hills Cpommunity Association Board of Directors will pick from the top two with the most votes in each category to determine the final winner!
A $500 prize will be awarded to 1 final winner in each of the following categories:
¨ SPOOKIEST: Overall sense of (family-friendly) fright! ¨ Best EFFECTS: Special effects to surprise & entertain everyone! ¨ Best OVERALL THEME: Show us your best Halloween-based theme! ¨ Best ANIMATED ¨ Best INFLATABLES ¨ Best FALL DECORATING ¨ Best PUMPKIN DISPLAY ¨ Best USE OF LIGHTS
Honorable mention to the best street!!
TO REGISTER: All participants must register in advance. The deadline to register is no later than October 18th REGISTER HERE
TO VOTE: Community Judging will take place the evenings of October 22, 23, 24th.
A link with the contest entries/map will be published on October 20th *Only 1 vote per household; IP addresses are traceable through our network.
The Board will make their final selections on Friday, October 28th!
PLEASE HAVE ALL LIGHTS, EFFECTS & DISPLAYS ON & READY TO GO FROM 5 PM-9PM ON OCTOBER 22nd 23rd 24th AND again on OCTOBER 28TH!
If you win, a sign will be displayed in your yard to show the world you are at the top of your decorating game!
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Small businesses are the heart of a city’s character and vibe. That’s why this season’s Small Business Saturday, happening Nov. 28, is more important than ever.
It’s no surprise that small businesses have been hit particularly hard throughout the pandemic. San Marcos residents are encouraged to show their support by shopping local on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season. Mayor Rebecca Jones announced the City of San Marcos’ participation in the 11th annual national effort to support the independent businesses that make our community unique and provide valuable contributions to the local economy.
“When you treat your loved ones to a special present or gift certificate from our local businesses, you’re truly investing in our community and helping our small businesses thrive,” Jones said. “That’s something we can all feel great about this holiday season.”
Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. An average of two-thirds of every dollar ($0.67) spent at a small business in the U.S. stays in the local community, according to the 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study by American Express. That means consumer’s local impact during the important holiday shopping season could be significant.
“During this pandemic, I’m amazed and energized by the passion and creativity of business owners to continue to do business in the face of unparalleled adversity,” said Rick Rungaitis, CEO of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. “Now, more than ever, it’s critical for the community to support our local businesses. This holiday season, think of supporting them by shopping locally.”
In 2019, 800+ mayors and city officials joined together to support Small Business Saturday. Highlights include:
U.S. shoppers who visited independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reported spending a record high of an estimated $19.6 billion.
Seven in ten American adults reported being aware of the day.
96 percent of respondents who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that shopping at small, independently owned businesses supports their commitment to making purchases that have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact.
97 percent of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community.
95 percent of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season.
Learn more about Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small initiative here.
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is donating meals to Palomar Hospital, Kaiser, and Scripps starting today and into next week! We are donating over 1,500 meals on behalf of the residents in San Elijo Hills. All meals are being purchased from our Local Town Square Restaurants to help them “Keep Their Lights On”. The Association is donating those meals to our folks on the Front Line (in the hospitals) “Shine a Light on our Health Care Workers”. The Association feels it will help both community restaurants and lift the spirits of our first responders who are putting their health at risk to keep us safe!
Campers will engage in creative seasonal projects and every day is a different experience! Campers will be exposed to different mediums of art including painting Pottery (Mondays), modge podge (Tuesdays), clay (Wednesdays), painting canvas (Thursdays), and board art (Fridays)! *we go to the splash pad during summer break, so be sure to pack sunscreen, a towel, change of clothes, and a bathing suit*
A Colorful Universe will provide all supplies needed for camp. All campers will meet at A Colorful Universe at 10:00 A.M. From 11:30 – 12:30 we take a break and head to the fountain to have lunch. If there is time, we like to continue our outdoor fun and go to San Elijo Park. After lunch, we will head back to A Colorful Universe where we will begin our afternoon activity.
Camp Ends at 2:00 P.M. Early morning drop-offs and late afternoon pick-ups are available at an additional charge.
Late afternoon pick-ups are available for $5 per child/per hour. After camp hours children will be allowed to color and watch a PG movie on Netflix. *Please provide your child with a packed snack, and plenty of water. If you wish to extend the afternoon for more art, an afternoon session is available.
Afternoon Session: $150 for a week (or $35 a day), we will continue the camp day with more creative fun! After regular camp hours (10am-2pm), we will take an hour-long break and start again at 3 pm.
Prost!! It’s finally here……join us for our most popular event of the year! Come to celebrate Oktoberfest with your neighbors on Sunday, October 14th from 3:00PM-6:00 PM at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!
We will be celebrating German traditions through food! Bratwurst, hot links, hot dogs, veggie dogs, potato salad, Caesar salad, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, and apple strudel will be served. Beverages will include ice water, lemonade, iced tea, and root beer floats! For all residents 21 and over, a beer garden will also be available. If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID. Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event. A lively DJ will be playing some German music mixed in with some modern, family-fun hits that will be sure to get you on your feet and dancing! Carnival games will be sure to entertain our young residents! We will also have face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, a rock climbing wall, inflatables, photo booth, frog hopper ride, elephant aviation ride, zombie maze craze obstacle course, swing ride and much, much more! Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. If your teens or kids come on their own, please remind them to bring identification. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or by email at email@example.com.
No guests will be permitted. No pets are permitted.
Important! You must submit plans prior to making improvements
The Association has observed an increase in owners modifying their front yards without obtaining prior approval. With the current climate and drought conditions, we understand that owners are motivated to quickly throw in rock or decomposed granite along with small succulents. However, this is not always the best solution for the community as a whole. The Board of Directors has agreed to strictly enforce these infractions, and are in discussions on a fine policy to address these matters.
Please remember the following:
• Changes to homes and landscaping require architectural approval. Any change to your landscaping or home must be approved by the San Elijo Hills Architectural Committee (AC) prior to the commencement of work. The AC meets every month on the 2nd Wednesday. The Application and plans should be submitted well in advance of this meeting.
• Homeowners are responsible for maintaining their yards all year long. Please remember to keep yards trimmed, edged, and planter beds clean. Homeowners should pull weeds, trim bushes, mulch planters, remove and replace any dead vegetation, and generally clean landscaped areas regularly.
• Inspect fences, doors, shutters, etc. on an annual basis and paint as needed. A number of homes in San Elijo Hills are in need of some tender loving care. Garage doors, front doors, shutters, wood siding, and trim should be painted every few years or as needed. In addition, all wooden fences should be inspected annually and either stained or painted. If your home is over 10 years old, it may be time to consider repainting the home as a whole.
Do you enjoy hiking, biking or strolling any of the 18 miles of trails in San Elijo Hills? Are you looking for a way to become more involved in the community? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions then you may be perfectly suited to serve on the Trails Committee! The Committee is dedicated to keeping our trails safe and beautiful. If you are interested, please contact Liz McCardle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spooky Movie in the Town Square & Costume Contest!
There’s Mischief Brewing in the Hills! The world’s only hotel for monsters is now open for humans, so hurry up – if you dare! Join us on Friday, October 26th for a free showing of Hotel Transylvania in the Town Square! A Fangtastic DJ will play Halloween hits–you will be sure to have a Howlin’ good time. Dress up the whole family for our costume contest! Only friendly ghosts and goblins welcome. There will be 5 categories: Up to 5 years old, 6 to 12 years, 12-17 years, 18+ (that’s you mom and dad) and friendly on-leash pets! It will be so cute it’s scary! The music and costume contest will begin at 6 pm, and the movie will start at approximately 7 pm. Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating. The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide a few food trucks with a variety of food & refreshments for purchase. Please contact Liz McCardle with any questions at email@example.com.
Save the Date! The 16th Annual Neighborhood Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 24th. The San Elijo Hills Foundation is starting to plan this year’s Turkey Classic Golf Tournament and is looking for volunteers and event sponsors. If you would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors-October Meeting: RE-SCHEDULED
The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills REC Center (1105 Elfin Forest Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078).
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Construction of Pistachio Hair Studio Fast Underway at Melrose Plaza
Seekers of excellence in personal beauty in the vibrant South Carlsbad/San Marcos area will be able to enjoy a fresh alternative this summer: Pistachio Hair Studio, a high-end, purpose-built hair and skin salon, is coming to Melrose Plaza. Nestled in the dreamy hills of La Costa, Rancho Carrillo and San Elijo Hills, the conveniently located shopping center is just one block east of the Rancho Santa Fe Road and Melrose Drive intersection.
The new salon's eye-catching sign is now up on one of the two Melrose Plaza towers. On the inside, a clean-sheet design is underway by construction crews from Beach City Builders. Generous floor space is matched by high ceilings to create an uplifting work environment.
To be staffed by a sizable group of seasoned stylists, the spacious 2,400-square-foot salon aims to open its doors by August 1, and is presently accepting employment applications via its website.
From Italian styling chairs to professional care products and a fashion boutique stocked with eclectic merchandise from around the world, Pistachio promises to raise the bar on hair and skin service in our region.
For more information about “Pistachio” and regular updates to the salon’s blog, please visit: www.pistachiohair.com
This weekend is the last weekend to submit your ballot for the San Elijo Hills measure to recall and re-elect the San Elijo Hills Board of Directors. There are many San Elijo Hills neighborhoods that have not yet met quorum requirements.
The San Elijo Hills Association office (at the Visitor Center) will be staffed on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to assist homeowners with this process and provide new ones ballots for those homeowners who misplaced them.
There are three ways to submit your ballot:
1) Drop it in the ballot box located at the Visitor Center prior to March 10.
2) Mail it to the Inspector of Elections so that it is received prior to March 10.
3) Bring it to the meeting on March 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Walters Management.