will soon be on the cutting edge of women’s breast care when it begins offering advanced, 3D-like digital mammography services that were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. To raise money for the new technology, the hospital’s Circle of Life 100 service organization hosts Wine, Women & Shoes on Sept. 8 at a private home in Rancho Santa Fe, where attendees can sample food and wine, do some shopping, and bid on deluxe auction items. The chairwoman of the fundraiser, and a Circle of Life 100 vice chair, is Encinitas resident Carolyn McGurn.
Favorite part of volunteering with Scripps Encinitas: Realizing that because of the partnership between a dedicated group of women and Scripps’ staff, the women of Encinitas and all of North County will soon have access to the latest technology in early breast cancer diagnosis—the key element in effective treatment!
Favorite meal at a local restaurant: Very hard to choose, but shrimp arrabbiata on the porch at is hard to beat.
Favorite Encinitas activity: Golf with my husband and friends at , followed by dinner on our patio.
Last purchase you made in Encinitas: Great decorator tiles and a gas log set for the new fireplace on the patio.
FAVORITE CIVIC ORGANIZATION: The Arts Association—thank you for the Mother’s Day Studio and Garden tours.
Most important issues facing the city: Protecting the bluffs, maintaining the charm of Old Encinitas, and making smart decisions concerning the large empty retail spaces on El Camino Real.
Favorite local business:Art and Soul 101
Best thing about living in Encinitas: After more than 30 years on the East Coast, and especially the past week [with Hurricane Irene], do you really have to ask?!
The one thing you would change about the city: More cooperation with one another from the members of the City Council, and agreement on where to display the Surfing Madonna that will be acceptable to all.
In your view, the importance of Scripps Encinitas to the community: Vital! With the number of emergency room visits last year, and the continuing expansion of the area’s population, the need for ready access to top-rate medical care is critical to all. It is also a great way to improve and maintain the value of all of our homes.
Get Down and Boogie (Woogie)
It’s a short week, so celebrate that your Wednesday is kind of like your Thursday with Sue Palmer and Deejha Marie, who play rousing boogie-woogie blues music. The concert takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Admission is free. sdcl.org.
The Ultimate Boarder triathlon that encompasses surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding recently announced that the surfing portion of the competition will be held March 19-23 at Seaside Reef in Cardiff. Snowboarding will be held March 17 at Bear Mountain, and the skateboarding contest caps the event March 24 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Ultimateboarder.com, facebook.com/ubfanpage.