Friends of Fire Mountain

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Friends of Fire Mountain End Of Summer BBQ- August 24th

With the unusual heat we’ve been experiencing here in North County San Diego, you wouldn’t know it, but summer is coming to an end.  The kids are returning to school (August 18th) which means you can return to the beach and actually find a space to drop your towel in the sand and not every wave is a party wave. On Fire Mountain we’ll use any reason to celebrate, so join  your neighbors at the annual Fire Mountain End of Summer Bar-B-Q,  August 24th starting at 4:00 p.m.  Meet us at the cul-de-sac on Avocado and Dunstan – bring something to share, something to throw on the grill, something to sip and don’t forget a chair to park yourself. We encourage you to use recyclable/reusable items and to bring a canned or boxed item to donate to the food drive.   2014 FOFM BBQ If you own a local business or charity, feel free to bring some information and we’ll have a table available to display the goods. See you there!


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Spotlight on Non Partisan Race for Oceanside City Council

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 10.00.21 PMFire Mountain residents Lennie Rae Cooke and Fred Murray will host an informative evening with City Council candidate Chuck Lowery on Monday, July 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
This is a great opportunity to met the candidate and become an informed voter. For more information and to register in advance please go to Lowery4Council.com. Also that night – Jennifer Bledsoe Lacy will be in attendance – you may want to meet her and hear what she has to say!

Please RSVP:  Address and more information can be found here: City Council Evening Info Event and Fundraiser in Fire Mountain 


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Fire Mountain Social Club at Privateer Coal Fire Pizza

IMG_9602IMG_9606Thanks to everyone who came out to the first Fire Mountain social club event and to the Privateer Coal Fire Pizza, who hosted the gathering. The atmosphere was fun and the food was fantastic! Definitely great times with our awesome Fire Mountain neighbors.

If you missed it don’t worry, there are more chances to mingle coming up. Be sure to mark your calendars for the end of summer BBQ on August 24th. More info coming soon!

 


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Fire Mountain Social Club Events to Visit the Privateer Coal Fire Pizza

The Friends of Fire Mountain invite you to join us for a new series of social events. We will be visiting restaurants and other businesses with ties to the Fire Mountain community. It’s a great way to get to know a business that you might not otherwise know about or maybe didn’t realize they’re your neighbors!

We’re starting in Oceanside with the Privateer Coal Fire Pizza, a business owned by life-long Fire Mountain residents who have been best friends since 2nd grade at Palmquist Elementary. For more information and a menu visit their web site: http://www.theprivateercoalfirepizza.com

This exclusive event is open to the first 20 people to RSVP and everyone joining us will receive a free fountain drink with their meal. RSVP in the form below!

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Event: Friends of Fire Mountain Social Club Meeting

Location: The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza: 1706 S. Coast Hwy.Oceanside, CA 92054

Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm

What: Dinner* with your neighbors and a chance to get local at the Privateer!

*This is a no-host event, we have secured seating and a beverage special but payment is your responsibility.
RSVP Here:

 Any questions please email or email FriendsOfFireMountain@gmail.com

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Thanks to everyone who came out May 3rd  to the Friends of Fire Mountain Clippings and Coffee Event!

There was a big turn out and most everyone had some unique and beautiful plants to share…combine that with donuts and it was definitely a nice way to kick off the weekend.

Check out a few photos below and look for info on our next event here on the site and on NextDoor.com


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Change Your Gardening Habits During the Drought + Coffee and Clippings May 3rd

Since 1986 (4)In Oceanside we live like it’s an oasis, but while it may seem like a never ending sunny beach-side paradise, the truth is, we live in a desert and we’re in the worst drought in history.

There are a lot of ideas and opinions about what to do about it  and the state is even hosting a congressional meeting to try to figure it out, but in the mean time, we’re trying to do what we can to conserve.

On the morning of May 3rd, 2014, the Friends of Fire Mountain will be hosting a Coffee and Clippings exchange in the Mellon residence garden –  Meet your green-thumbed neighbors and plan to trade plants clippings, swap tips and maybe even enjoy a cup of coffee or two as the spring gardening season begins.  Bring plants clippings of all sorts from your garden beds to share. While you’re at it, pack up anything else you might like to swap, including fruit and veggies from your garden.

Friends of Fire Mountain neighbor Jay has written multiple blog posts dedicated to the subject of gardening, including tips, rants, and planting suggestions which you can find here, so we consulted Jay as to what his household has done to keep the garden growing in the middle of this difficult situation. Here’s his helpful rant on the subject:

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April is Earth Month in Oceanside

North County Earth Month Flyer

Earth Month Details

While we may feel like winter never came to Oceanside, spring is already on it’s way. Along with that comes Earth Day and this year the Oceanside Earth Festival will be held April 27th in Downtown Oceanside. But don’t hold out till Earth Day to get your environmental side in check, all through April Green Oceanside will be celebrating sustainability and encouraging environmental stewardship with events and opportunities.

April 5th - donate unwanted items or food to those in need at El Corazon Senior Center.
April 23rd - Attend the inaugural Oceanside Green Business Awards
April 24th - Farmers Market and Sunset Markets are on the road to zero waste as they ditch the plastic bags and styrofoam
April 26th - Learn to build your own compost bins at the El Corazon Senior Center.
April 26th - Used oil filter exchange at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Mission
April 26th - Loma Alta Creek Clean up from 9am-12pm
April 27th - Oceanside Youth will show off their skills at the Create to Educate performances. Sign up to Perform and Win!

There will also be a landscape contest and a master composter workshop among other events to be announced.

For more information and details visit GreenOceanside.org


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Fire Mountain Networking Group Meeting – February 4, 2014

FOFMNetJoin Fire Mountain businesses for the Friends of Fire Mountain Networking Group Meeting Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. at Café Rosarita, 1816 Oceanside Blvd.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of building the foundation for this group representing the businesses in your own neighborhood.

Order dinner or an appetizer in support of this local business as we discuss opportunities for  increasing awareness of your business among Fire Mountain Residents.

Meeting agenda is as follows:

7:00-7:15 Introductions, visiting and ordering dinner

7:15-8:15 Each business owner will have an opportunity to give a brief introduction of their business and hand out any marketing materials and business cards.

8:15-8:45 Brainstorming period, a chance to share your expectations for the group and share any ideals you may have for promoting businesses in our community.

PLEASE RSVP: Email by clicking here —> SusanBaillie

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