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Valhall Lodge Heritage Dinner will celebrate Norwegian food and culture

Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Allied Gardens, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Cynthia Robertson

A lavish “middag,” as they say in Norwegian, is planned for Sept. 17 by the Valhall Lodge — the local branch of the international organization of Sons of Norway.

The Heritage Dinner, to be held at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Allied Gardens, is the perfect time for guests to enjoy good food and learn more about the cultural aspects of Valhall Lodge, which is currently the largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway.

“And if you are interested in joining Valhall Lodge, your dinner is free,” said president Susan Cody.

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Aug. 22

By Shain Haug Town Hall meeting The speaker at our July 26, Town Hall Meeting was Sue Braun who brought us important information on “The Raising Of America” program — a five-part documentary series that explores the question of the failure in early childhood education and the consequences of that failure to the nation’s future. […]

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – July 15

By Shain Haug Town Hall and board meeting The Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) holds a Town Hall Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each odd-numbered month at 7 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church, located at the corner of 51st Street and Zion Avenue. Our next Town Hall Meeting will be on July 26. […]

Young writers and books for young readers

By Gina Bravo The Benjamin Friends of the Library, and the library staff would like to congratulate the following Essay Contest Winners! • Hearst Elementary: Fourth graders Poppie Kost, Mateo Malm and Taya O’Harran • Nazareth School: Eighth grader Claire DaValle • St. Therese Academy: Fourth grader John McNamara and eighth grader Armando Uribe

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – June 17

By Shain Haug Meetings and Town Halls The Board of Directors of the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) met on June 6 to discuss the purchase of a laptop computer, the development of 757 apartment units in the 10.5 acres bounded by Twain, Fairmount and Vandever Avenues, and the alley between Twain and Vandever. Also […]

Tuesdays this summer at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

By Kathryn Johnson The Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library is gearing up for summer. We are very excited about this year’s “Read for the Win!” summer reading program and our weekly programs that will appeal to kids of all ages. The fun begins with our Kick Off program on Tuesday, June 14 at 3 p.m. We will […]

Outlook bleak for new food outlets

Posted: April 15th, 2016 | Allied Gardens, Features, News, San Carlos, Top Stories | No Comments

Area grocery stores vacant, shuttered or replaced

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

San Diego’s topsy-turvy supermarket picture hasn’t really settled down yet, and may not for a while.

All over San Diego County, there are buildings that used to hold markets sitting vacant, and many of them don’t hold out much hope of returning as food stores.

We’ve reported often about the now-vacant Albertson’s at Waring Road and Zion Avenue in Allied Gardens. The shopping center’s manager Linda Lasher doesn’t hold out immediate hope for a new grocery tenant anytime soon, if at all.