In Memoriam: Mel Pierce

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Member Profiles, Oral History, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

DPHS Patriarch of Dana Point, August 11, 1923 – May 19, 2015. Mel and Helen Pierce were honored as DPHS Founders in 2007.  Mel lived here from the age of six, with the exception of his service in WWII, loved Dana Point and believed in serving his community. Services will be held Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM at South Shores Community Church. Please click here to read all about the lives of Mel and his family when he was named Patriarch of the...

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Harold Kaufman Celebrated by Friends and Family as 2014 Founders Day Honoree

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Awards, Events, Member Profiles | 0 comments

The May Founders Day program honored Harold Kaufman for his contributions as a DPHS Founder, his efforts on behalf of Dana Point and celebrated the 25th Anniversary the City of Dana Point’s incorporation. DPHS board member Heidi Hyde presented an extensive power point presentation and talked about the accomplishments and highlights of Harold’s life before and after his arrival in Dana Point. Harold was presented with a certificate from the...

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DPHS to Honor Beverly Sels at “Picnic Mexicano,” Our June Scholarship Fundraiser Event, on Wednesday, June 26, at 6 P.M.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Events, Member Profiles, Scholarships | 0 comments

How it all began: In March 1999, the Dana Point Historical Society honored Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson as the Local Woman of Women’s History Month and she was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting.  President Beverly Sels reported, “It was a standing-room-only meeting with everyone enjoying her stories of the old days.” Lucy was the founder of Lucy’s El Patio Cafe in Capistrano Beach.  She started the restaurant in 1951 and it is...

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Founders Day Evening Honors Ingrid McGuire

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Events, Member Profiles | 0 comments

Longtime resident, former Dana Point Mayor and veteran South Coast Water District Board member Ingrid McGuire was our Founders Day honoree.  A fun evening of buffet appetizers/desserts and reminiscences greeted the many attendees. Joel Bishop provided an amusing and informative introduction.  In her acceptance, Ingrid said: “In 26 years the Society has done much more than collect historic photographs and maps, conduct home tours and...

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Ingrid McGuire to Be Founders Day Honoree on Wednesday, May 22

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in Member Profiles, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Longtime Dana Point resident Ingrid McGuire has been selected as this year’s Founders Day honoree.  Ingrid will be honored at our annual Founders Day event on Wednesday, May 22.  This will be held at the Community House at 24642 San Juan Avenue.  Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by our meeting and award presentation at approximately 6:45. Founders Day Honoree Ingrid McGuire by Mary Crowl A truly civic-minded person, Ingrid McGuire has...

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From the Dana Point Times: City Gathers to Remember Local Historian

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Member Profiles | 0 comments

In memory of Dana Point historic chronicler, Doris Walker, residents came together to dedicate the memorial and overlook at Heritage Park carrying her name. Text and Photo by Andrea Papagianis.  Republished with permission from the Dana Point Times, Copyright Picket Fence Media, 2013.  All rights reserved. April’s showers dissipated and the sun shone brightly over the city Tuesday afternoon, as city leaders, family and friends of the late...

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