Friends of Fire Mountain

Protect, Preserve, and Improve Fire Mountain


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Fire Mountain Summer BBQ and Block Party

Mark your calendars for the annual Friends of Fire Mountain end of summer party!

SATURDAY- AUGUST 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm.

Join  your neighbors 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.

Well behaved dogs, kids, family, and your out of town guests are welcome!

Fire Mountain Summer BBQ August 13 at 4:30

 


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Free E-Waste Recycling Saturday Dec. 12

Here’s your chance to clear out all those electronic things junking up your garage, before the holidays bring you even more clutter.

Screen Shot 2015-12-12 at 10.37.53 AMPalmquist Elementary School and Urban Corps of San Diego are hosting a huge recycling event today.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9am-1pm

In the Palmquist Parking Lot at 1999 California Street.

They will be accepting: Bagged Gently Used Clothing, E-waste, Toner/Ink Cartridges, CRV Bottles and Cans.

 


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Holly Jolly on Molly – December 6th, 2015

It’s that time of year and the Holly Jolly on Molly  is back! December 6, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 pm.

It’s a great time to meet new neighbors, catch up with long-time residents, and share the news from around the hood. Bring your kids, dogs, and friends and lets bring some end of year cheer to Fire Mountain!

Holly Jolly FlyerJoin us for the 6th annual Fire Mountain holiday gathering – Meet at the cul-de-sac on Molly Circle and California St.
Cider and Hot Cocoa Provided, just bring a dessert or appetizer to share and don’t forget your chair.
All Fire Mountain residents are welcome!


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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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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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The 4th Annual Holly Jolly on Molly and More Oceanside Events!

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The upcoming weeks are filled with events – yes, most of them involve shopping and eating, but be sure to enjoy some time in your hometown of Oceanside! One way to do that, if you’re a Fire Mountain resident is to join us for the 4th annual Holly Jolly on Molly happening December 8th, 5:00- 9:00 p.m. on the Molly Circle cul-de-sac. Bring a desert or appetizer to share and be sure to dress warm and bring a chair.

Don’t forget the Oceanside Turkey Trot – Move Your Feet Before You Eat! There are still spots available and a kids 1 mile run is open to kids in all different age categories. The entry fee is reasonable and proceeds benefit local schools – pick Palmquist or Lincoln to support Fire Mountain schools! If nothing else, get out and support your neighbors and enjoy the weather before settling in for the food marathon.

If you plan to shop, skip Black Friday and head out on Small Business Saturday! If you shop with your Amex card and spend $10 at a participating small business, you’ll get that $10 back & that includes local restaurants! Find a list of those businesses here. Even if you aren’t an Amex customer, there are a ton of great small businesses in Oceanside where you can find good food, an outfit for your holiday party, get your car fixed, find a nice pipe, decorate your holiday table or just pick up a hot cup of coffee by the beach…whatever it is you’re into, just be sure to support your neighborhood shops.

Also happening next week is the Friends of Fire Mountain Networking Group meeting. The meeting will be held December 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Café Rosarita – 1816 Oceanside Blvd. Oceanside, CA 92054.  The last meeting was a great informative gathering of business-minded neighbors and we look forward to working together to make Fire Mountain a great place not only to live, but to do business. Food will be available (eat local!) and we’re excited to see you there!

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