Entering Fall in Mission Hills
By Troy Curnett
President, Mission Hills BID; Owner/Broker One Mission Realty
September marks the beginning of autumn and the transition from summer to winter. I think we are so fortunate in San Diego where every day feels like summer, we truly live in paradise. And Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to relax and unwind with friends and family and enjoy our beautiful weather. Maybe entertain and grill something on the back patio or meet friends at one of our amazing Mission Hills restaurants.
Labor Day, which is on the first Monday of September, began in the U.S. as a day to honor American workers and their achievements. Our small business owners and their employees work very hard during the year as I know many of you do as well. I know they would love to hear your positive comments acknowledging their efforts during this holiday. A simple “thank you” goes a long way and on behalf of all the businesses in Mission Hills I would like to say Thank You for your business and support during the year as well.
The new school season is upon us, let the classes begin. Here is Mission Hills, Francis Parker School starts on September 6th. Grant K8 began its new academic year on August 29 and St. Vincent School’s first day of school was on August 22. With these excellent schools in our neighborhood, we have many parents who have chosen to commute from outside of Mission Hills in order for their children to receive a great education. Some of these parent drivers use various routes through our residential and business neighborhoods when delivering their children to school in the morning and when picking them up in the afternoon. Please remember to slow down even if you are late for school, stop at all stop signs, and share the road with bicycles. And most importantly, let’s keep our children, pedestrians, cyclists, and pets safe as they are crossing intersections and roads.
As pedestrians and cyclists, we also need to be mindful of school delivery and pick-up focused drivers and please cross streets at crosswalks and marked intersections. Being safe is more important than being in the right. We all lead such busy lives in this high tech world, let’s be safe out there this school season.
As I was thinking about my September column I found a few noteworthy holidays that are ideal for celebrating in Mission Hills:
September is National Library Card Month: Anticipating our new library!
September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day. Lots of delicious pizza choices in Mission Hills!
September 11th is Day of Remembrance as well as National Grandparents Day. Perfect Pairing!
September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Shoot for the Moon!
September 23rd is the start of National Dog Week. Pamper that pooch!
September 29th is National Good Neighbor Day. And, what better neighborhood than ours?
And, on September 1st tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Mission Hills will become available at One Mission Realty, 928 Ft. Stockton, Suite 217 and at Luxury Farms, 928 Ft. Stockton, Suite 101; cash purchases only at these locations. Tickets will also be available online through Brown Paper Tickets at tasteMH2016.bpt.me where they may be purchased with a credit card.
Tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Mission Hills include FREE Old Town Trolley shuttle transportation within steps of all participating taste venues. We are excited to announce that Twenty-One venues are participating this year! Advance ticket purchase is $25. Day of ticket purchase is $30. Only 600 tickets will be sold, so buy your tickets early.
The 5th Annual Taste of Mission Hills will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. It is the Mission Hills Business Improvement District’s annual fundraiser.
Last year’s Taste of Mission Hills event was the best ever with the addition of live music in 6 locations throughout the business district, an extra trolley bus, more venues, and an enhanced trolley route through West Lewis. All this, plus delicious food by some of the best restaurants in San Diego. This year’s event promises to be even better, I hope to see you there.
For more information about this year’s “taste” please visit MissionHillsBID.com/taste/.
See you in the neighborhood!