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Services For SMRFA President Robert Young Announced

Posted 8/10/14 

Bob Young on a beach in the Galapagos Islands, photo courtesy of Ilona Linden

We’ve now received word regarding the scheduling of the Celebration of Life services for Robert Young.  Both of Robert’s families will be having a service.  The Young family will be having a Celebration of Life on Friday,  September 5 at 3 pm at the Embassy Suites in Arcadia (211 E. Huntington Dr., corner of Second Ave. and Huntington Dr.), and his SMRFA family, recognizing that there may be some that would like to pay their respects, but due to work constraints might not make the Friday afternoon service, will hold a second Celebration of Life on Saturday, Sept. 6th at the Rose Float barn that occupied so much of his recent life (587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., behind Sierra Vista Park).  That service will be from 6 to 9pm.  This less-formal event is open to Bob’s float family and anyone else who cannot make it to the Friday afternoon service.  Attending one does not preclude someone attending the other.  For the second event, SMRFA asks people to RSVP  by September 2, by e-mailing respond@smrosefloat.org.

Sunday August 10 2014

SMPD National Night Out – Photo Gallery and Video

SMPD National Night Out - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 8/10/14 – Sierra Madre Police Department participated again Tuesday night in the annual National Night Out community outreach program, now in its 31st year, including the last several here in town.  Memorial Park was filled with booths with educational literature and volunteers to answer questions about many community, police, fire and safety programs.  The [...]

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Sunday August 10 2014

New Water Ordinance – Do You Know What Two Days You Can Legally Water Your Yard?

Press Release posted 8/10/14 – (Editor’s note – in the sections of the following press release that have bold type,  the emphasis was mine).   The City recognizes that many Sierra Madre water customers have worked hard to conserve water and their efforts are much appreciated.  By all means thank you, and please keep up [...]

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Sunday August 10 2014

Water Main Replacement To Begin 8/11, Thru 10/8, Drivers Advised to Avoid North Mt. Trail

Press Release Posted 8/10/14 – On Monday, August 11 construction will begin on the replacement of the existing water main in North Mountain Trail Avenue. The existing main was installed in 1928 and has been subject to multiple serious leakage incidents in recent years (Editor’s Note – see our coverage from 11/18/12 here: http://www.sierramadrenews.net/?p=11478. A [...]

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Saturday August 09 2014

Decades of RocK – Video Gallery

Posted 8/9/14 – On July 20th, Spero Foundation sponsored Decades of RocK (DORK) at the Sunday night Summer Concert In the Park (series sponsored by The Kensington).  I’ve already posted the photo gallery and one video (Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”) here.  Here are some more videos from the concert.  Enjoy. Show Me The Way Back In [...]

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Sunday August 03 2014

Sierra Madre Police Department To Host 2014 National Night Out Tuesday

Sierra Madre Police Department To Host 2014 National Night Out Tuesday

Press Release Posted 8/3/14 – The Sierra Madre Police Department will be holding the Annual National Night Out Event on Tuesday August 5, 2014.  This community and family oriented event will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Memorial Park, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Please join us for a fun-filled [...]

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Sunday July 27 2014

Decades of Rock – Photo Gallery and Video

Decades of Rock - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 7/27/14 – Decades of Rock, sponsored by Spero Foundation, performed as part of the Sierra Madre Summer Concerts in the Park series, sponsored by The Kensington, on Sunday July 20th.   I have several more videos that I’ll be posting, but below this video, you’ll find a photo gallery from the concert.  Click an [...]

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Sunday July 27 2014

Woody and the Longboards – Photo Gallery and Videos

Woody and the Longboards - Photo Gallery and Videos

Posted 7/27/14 – On July 13th, the Sierra Madre Civic Club sponsored Woody and the Longboards as the evening’s entertainment as part of the Sierra Madre Sunday Concert in the Park series, sponsored by The Kensington.  Billed as a Beach Boys tribute band, Woody and the Longboards also performed classic hits by other bands, including [...]

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Sunday July 27 2014

SMVFA To Sponsor Beatles Tribute Band at Tonight’s Concert in the Park

Press Release posted 7/27/14 - Hop aboard the Yellow Submarine and get to know the Fab Four with Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night this Sunday, July 27th at Concerts in the Park. These excellent musicians deliver an exciting and authentic recreation of a Beatles concert from the “Touring Years” (1964-66) and the Sgt. Pepper and [...]

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Friday July 25 2014

Update Regarding Bob Young

Update Regarding Bob Young

Posted 7/25/14 - For those who’ve been asking…I spoke to someone close to the family, and it appears that a celebration of Bob Young’s life is being planned, but it is not imminent.  Think weeks, not days.  As soon as I hear something more definitive, I’ll let you know.

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Tuesday July 22 2014

Sierra Madre Natural Wonders Video From Reader Jeff

Posted 7/22/14 – One of the things people love about Sierra Madre is what a great place it is to walk, and one of the things people love about their walks, is the amazing examples of nature to be found, from bears and deer to the mountains to plants, trees and flowers.  Recently, reader Jeff [...]

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Saturday July 19 2014

Spero Foundation to Sponsor DECADES OF ROCK Concert in the Park

Spero Foundation to Sponsor DECADES OF ROCK Concert in the Park

Posted 7/19/14

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Thursday July 17 2014

SMRFA President Robert Young Passes Away

Posted 7/17/14 - From Kay Sappington on the SMRFA Facebook page: “It is with a very heavy heart that I pass on some very upsetting news. Our SMRFA President, Robert Young, died last night or early this morning. He had the biggest heart and will be missed greatly. Services are pending and will be posted as [...]

Monday July 14 2014

Harry as Elvis, 2014 Videos

Posted 7/14/14 – Last Sunday night, Sierra Madre Rotary Club brought Sierra Madre raised Harry Shahoian back from Las Vegas, along with several of the finest musicians currently appearing in Vegas as part of the Sierra Madre Summer Concert in the Park series, sponsored by The Kensington.  We posted lots of photos and one video [...]

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Thursday July 10 2014

Harry Rocks Sierra Madre as Elvis – Photo Gallery and Video

Harry Rocks Sierra Madre as Elvis - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 7/10/14 – Harry Shahoian, who grew up in Sierra Madre and now performs in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget and the Flamingo as Elvis, returned to Sierra Madre Sunday night to a packed Memorial Park.  His appearance, backed by some of Vegas best musicians, was sponsored by the Sierra Madre Rotary Club as [...]

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Sunday July 06 2014

4th of July Parade Photo Gallery – Updated with Video

4th of July Parade Photo Gallery - Updated with Video

Posted 7/6/14 -  Updated with video 7/10/14 – There are about 260 pictures here (below the video), so the page might take a little longer than usual to load completely.  Most of these pictures are in chronological order, but there are about 20 pictures or so at the end that are out of order, in [...]

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