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    By the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
    SANDAG surveying transportation county-wide
    Now is the time to tell the San Diego Association of Governments what you think are the transportation priorities for Alpine and the Mountain Empire!
    The agency, known as SANDAG, is seeking public input from throughout San Diego County as part of developing the “San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan.” 
    “We need to develop the long-range transportation plan for the county for 30 years,” said Phil Trom, project manager for the long-range plan. “There’s projects throughout the entire county, including Alpine and the Mountain Empire.”
    The deadline for submitting information for the first round of public input is Oct. 31, he said. Trom said there will be additional follow up before April 2019.
    “We’re reaching out broadly to groups, organizations and people throughout the region,” said the project manager. “What are the priorities for your areas?”
    Anyone can take the transportation survey online at www.SDForward.com/survey or phone (619) 699-7330, send written comments to SANDAG, 401 B St., Ste. 800, San Diego, CA 92101, or e-mail phil.trom@sandag.org.
    It’s not Halloween if you miss “The Hair Ball” in Descanso!
    The Descanso Town Hall Association presents the fund raiser to maintain the historic hall from 6:30-10 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 27, at 24536 Viejas Grade Road in Descanso.
    It’s going to be live music by Zeeland Smiles with costume and pumpkin-carving contests and beer and wine for adults only. First place costume winner gets $100. The pumpkin carving contest is at 3 p.m. That first-place prize is $50.
    Town Hall members pay $10 and non-members, $15. Call (619) 445-3823 or visit www.descansotownhall.org/hairball.html for information and to buy tickets.
    The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce celebrates the annual installation of its Board of Directors and Ambassadors this coming Monday, Oct. 29!
    Chamber members and guests are invited to the dinner, which starts at 5 p.m. at VFW Bert Fuller Post 9578 at 844 Tavern Road in Alpine.
    State Senator Joel Anderson will install Directors Chris Wiley of Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.; Bob Ring, Barons Market; Jan Morse, On Line Bookkeeping & Tax Service; Joseph Perricone, The Canvas Makers; Rose Signore, Postal Annex of Alpine; John Hickman, Cox Communications; Sallie Brown, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and James Lindeen and Fernanda Winslett of the Alpine Castle.
    Carol Morrison of the Alpine Historical Society; Roger Garay, On Line Bookkeeping & Tax Service; Patty Tweed, Soroptimist of Alpine; Jeff Campbell, San Diego Estates and Doug Williams, Edward Jones Investments will be installed by Anderson as Ambassadors.
    Reservations are requested. The $40 per person includes a braised beef dinner, no-host bar and networking.  Call (619) 445-2722 or visit www.alpinechamber.com to RSVP.
    Preparing for retirement?
    Learn more about the strategies you need for your financial goal on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at VFW Post 9578, 844 Tavern Road, in Alpine.
    John Leonard, Vice President and Client Advisor for JP Morgan, will be the speaker from 1-2 p.m.
    Doug Williams of Edward Jones Investments in the Ayres Lodge Center at 1730 Alpine Blvd., Ste. 107, is hosting the event.  Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
    Chamber members and guests can reserve space at the educational event by calling (619) 445-1500 or e-mailing kristi.scherbaum@edwardjones.com no later than Oct. 25.
    Enjoy hay rides, a petting zoo, trunk or treat and more at the free annual Alpine Harvest Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 31!
    Presented by the Alpine Christian Fellowship, the family fun open to the community will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at 9590 Chocolate Summit Drive in east El Cajon, just off Interstate 8.
    Live music, carnival games, bounce houses, pony and hay rides are also planned. Food trucks and carnival snacks will be available.
    For more information, to volunteer to help or to donate candy, visit www.acffamily.com
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