This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending November 17, 2023

Thanksgiving Holiday HoursRecreation Center Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The Tennis & Swim Clubwill be closed Thursday, November 23rd, Thanksgiving Dayand open regular hours Friday, November 24th 6:00am – 10:00pm

The Watering Hole Restaurantwill be closed Thursday, November 23rd, Thanksgiving Dayand will be open regular hours Friday, November 24th from 10:30 am – 9:00 pm.Business OfficeNellie Gail Ranch Owners Association Business Officewill be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd & 24thTennis Competition

NewsCongratulations to Nellie Gail Ranch Pickleball Club members, Sue Morgan, Mary & Maggie Brascia!
The ladies competed in the USA Pickleball Biofreeze National Championships in Dallas, Texas last week. Sue Morgan and her partner Annabel Rogan won the Gold Medal in the 4.5 Women’s Doubles 70’s division. Each match was tight with the ladies knocking off all challengers including the two top seeded teams.  The sister duo of Mary and Maggie Brascia won silver medals in the Women’s Pro Doubles division. On their way to the title match, Mary and Maggie beat world #2 Anna Bright and her partner, Jade Kawamoto in a thrilling five game match that had the entire crowd of 5,000 on their feet! USA Pickleball’s largest-ever tournament ran from November 5-12 at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, an inner-ring suburb of Dallas. Nearly 3,500 players competed and over 10,000 attendees took part in the pickleball action on Championship Sunday and enjoyed the festivities. Congratulations ladies for a job well done and to all Nellie Gail Ranch club members who competed at many levels in this National event.  

Sue Morgan and partner Annabel RoganMary & Maggie Brasci

Trails Closed Due To RainDue to muddy trail conditions and an anticipated Saturday rain, vehicle access to the trails is temporarily suspended until further notice. As a precaution, sandbags have been placed along the trails, and it is crucial not to run over them. Please be mindful of these measures to ensure both trail preservation and the safety of all users.

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming EventsChristmas Party with Santa and Mrs. ClausSunday, December 10th from 4-6:30PMAssociation Clubhouse

Holiday Home Decorating ContestDecember 13 &14Residents may nominate their home or a neighbor’s home to be included in the contest by scanning the QR code in the flyer or by clicking the flyer below. Judging will take place December 13-14.Moulton MuseumEmbark on a journey of discovery as you visit the exhibits at the Moulton Museum, where history and art converge in a harmonious narrative. Click the newsletter below to view the November exhibit information. Newsletter

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending November 10, 2023

Happy Veterans Day
Wishing you a Happy Veterans Day filled with gratitude and reflection as we honor the brave men and women who have served our nation. Today, let’s join together to express our deepest appreciation for their sacrifices and commitment. Thank you to all veterans for your service and dedication.
Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events
Christmas Party with Santa and Mrs. ClausSunday, December 10th from 4-6:30PMAssociation Clubhouse
Holiday Home Decorating ContestDecember 13 &14Residents can nominate their home or a neighbor’s home to be included in the contest.  Judging will take place December 13-14
Next Board Meeting
Below is a link to the agenda for the Tuesday, November 14th meeting at 7:30pm located at the Association Clubhouse. Click the button to view the agenda. Contact with any questions.

November Pony Express

The Watering Hole

Special Celebration and Meet-and-Greet Wednesday November 1st  –  5 pm to 7 pm
Come meet your neighbors and our new Watering Hole Culinary Management Team.  Alejandro, Luis and Edgar are looking forward to meeting everyone.  They will have some Happy Hour specials ready for attending guests from 5 pm to 7 pm.  If you want to beat the rush and dine-in we will be open 10:30 am to 9 pm.
Chef Luis Mena Owner IL SOLE CUCINA
Raised in Mexico City Chef Luis had a dream of coming to America to live the American dream.  But first he had the opportunity to travel through Italy where he enjoyed the food and wine, but most important, he experienced the culinary art from the north of Italy all of the way down to the amazing cities of the southern Sicily.   Luis Mena and his wonderful wife Claudia followed their dreams to Rancho Santa Margarita where they and their partner Edgar Estrada opened “IL SOLE CUCINA”.  Their restaurant has received recognition from 2022/2023 ECCELLENZE ITALIANE as one of the best Italian cucina’s in America.
Il Sole Cucina |  Rancho Santa Margarita
Chef Alejandro CuellarOwner of Balvina’s Mexican Kitchen
Chef Alejandro grew up in Puebla, Mexico in an atmosphere of flavors, colors, and history.  Fascinated with the use of local ingredients by his mother and her expert ability to make complex mixtures of herbs and spices, he was inspired to open Balvina’s Mexican Kitchen in Laguna Hills.
Balvinas | Laguna Hills
Edgar EstradaPresident of Sol Agave
Edgar is one of the founders of Sol Agave.  The dream began inside a 17-foot food truck with a burning desire to serve quality food with healthy ingredients and complex, modern, enjoyable flavors.  Sol Agave has been in business for over 8 years with 6 current locations.  Sol Agave has been nominated the best restaurant in San Juan Capistrano for the past 3 years.
Sol Agave | San Juan Capistrano San Clemente
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday10:30 am to 9:00 pm  
Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Watering Hole Menu
Drink Menu
Club Happy Hour Menu

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending October 27, 2023

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending October 20, 2023

Donations for Shooting Victim
The victim of the shooting this week remains in critical condition.  A number of homeowners have called requesting information regarding donations.  For anyone interested his family has set up a GoFundMe available by clicking the button below.
Basketball Court Resurfacing
The basketball courts at Gallup Park, Hidden Trail Park and Dapple Grey Park will be closed for resurfacing the week of the 24th.   Work will take place Tuesday through Friday and will include the following scope: Pressure washing and diamond grind entire court surface to create a smooth and consistent finish.Patch all cracks and surface pop-outs and grind smooth.Apply one acrylic resurfacer base coat with 60 silica sand followed by one acrylic color coating.Apply one additional acrylic coating to key areas.Paint play lines white per CIF measurement requirements.
The Moulton Park Court will be available for play all week.

Urgent Community Message

There was a shooting on Bridlewood at Oso at 11 am.  The victim was the Mobile Patrol Officer who is in serious condition.  The sheriff is investigating.  They have no one in custody but are seeking a potential suspect.  The sheriff has cordoned off the area so access is limited as of the writing of this message.

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending October 6, 2023

The OctoberPony Express magazine is out now!
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October Pony Express Magazine

This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch

From the Week ending September 29, 2023

Fall Swim Schedule

Nellie Gail Moulton’s World Photography Exhibit
Join the Moulton Museum the 1st of October for the grand opening of the Nellie Gail Moulton’s World Travel Photography Exhibit. We are privileged to celebrate Nellie Gail Moulton’s profound international insights, cultivated through a lifetime of exploring the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a visual journey through her lens. For More information visit
Lewis Fenno Moulton and Nellie Gail Moulton playing shuffleboard onboardthe “S.S. Mongolia” in 1908 on their honeymoon to Hawaii