Sierra Madre News Net logo image and link to News Net home page

A Sierra Madre Community Information Website,

designed, developed, maintained and sponsored by The Coburn Group

More than 4,000 pages of Sierra Madre info, photos and video archives. 

The net might not catch everything, but the fishing's half the fun, right?

  

"I check two things every morning, your website and the

Wall Street Journal." --  V.E., Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre News Net is online only, we are not affiliated with the

Sierra Madre News print media, old or new

Now in our Thirteenth Year Covering Sierra Madre!!

This site is optimized for newer versions of Internet Explorer.  For best  results, use Internet Explorer.  There will be less scrolling if you set your display resolution at 1024 x 768

Multiple Award Winning Website

To get on the News Net e-mail list and receive notices of updates, click here, then click send.  We don't give away (or sell) your address, and notices are sent bcc: to protect your privacy

Home of

SierraMudre.Info

SierraMadreNewsNet.Blogspot.com

SierraMadreCalendar.Info

MtWilsonTrailRace.com

SierraMadre4thofJuly.us

SierraMadreRoseFloat.us

SMVolunteers.Info

SierraMadreWistariaFestival.com

Community Calendar SierraMadreCalendar.Info

Submit your event for the calendar here

SierraMadreNewsNet Blog - Care to share your thoughts?

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, just click on the link:   

Contact Us - Drop us a line and let us know what you think of the site

2010 Archives

2009 Archives

2008 Archives

2007 Archives

2006 Archives

2005 Archives 2004 Archives 2003 Archives 2002 Archives 2001 Archives 2000 Archives 1999 Archives 1998  Archives

Sierra Madre Local Business Web Pages

Sierra Madre Business Directory

Mountain Views News   Pasadena Star News Sierra Madre Patch Sierra Madre Weekly Sierra Madre Chamber Calendar

SierraMadreNews.Net on Facebook
Inside the News Net

Sierra Madre Business Web Pages  ($125/year, with dedicated domain name, add $50 - Sierra Madre businesses only)


Premium Advertiser Web Pages  ($250/year, with dedicated domain name, add $50 - non-Sierra Madre businesses allowed, includes premium link placement and logo)

**************

*************

 

Annual Sierra Madre Events

Arts in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Business

Community of Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Real Estate

The Rest of the News Net


Local Business Web Pages

A Better Nanny

A+ Construction

Amperage Electric

Angels Everywear

Arnold's Frontier Hardware & Gifts

Bank of the West

Best Buy Drugs

Bill Traxler's Pool Service

Body Shop Private Fitness Studio

Cafe 322

Carmen Thibault, Sotheby's International Realty

Casa Del Rey Restaurant

Rambo, Century 21 Village Realty

E. Waldo Ward and Son

Epiphany California Realty

Four Seasons Tea Room

Gem Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

Gwen Gordon, Fine Art/Graphic Design Solutions

Hands 2 Health Wellness Center, Dr. Teresa Smith, Chiropractor

Harlequin Art Gallery and Restoration

Highlander Jr. Market

Iris Intrigue

Janette Ledea, Tri-City ReMax

Joe Feeney Painting

Julia Rocks, Prof. Skin Care

Leonora Moss

The Louie Lucero Team

Lucky Baldwin's Delirium Pub

Mailbox & Postal

Moe's Automotive Service Center

Once Upon A Time

Real Estate Photography

Redstone Commercial Real Estate

Reni Rose, Prudential CA Realty

Rotary Club of Sierra Madre

Ruth Richardson, Fine/Portrait Artist

Savor the Flavor

Sierra Fitness

Sierra Madre Farmer's Market

Sierra Madre Grocery Company

Sierra Madre Homes For Sale

Sierra Madre Playhouse

Sierra Madre Self Storage

The Bottle Shop

The Coburn Group

The Destination Group

The Shabby Dog

Tres Immune, Inc.

Village Pizzeria

Webb-Martin Realtors

 

SMRFA Princess Coronation Dinner

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

 

The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association (SMRFA) selected two princesses from eleven candidates and introduced them at Sunday's coronation dinner.  Laurel Cipolla and Gail Gutierrez will represent Sierra Madre in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1st. Cipolla, 15, attends Maranatha High School and Gutierrez, 17, is a senior at Alverno High School.  In addition to appearing in the parade, the princesses make numerous public appearances throughout the year, appearing before the City Council, Rotary, the Kiwanis Club, and assisting Santa at Dickens Village.  They also appear in the Fourth of July parade, at SMRFA fundraisers, and assist with the building of the float.

 

Also vying for the title, were Abigail Boydston, Andja Budincich, Kelly Hartman, Erin Lansdown, Filomena Pirrone, Gillian Rankin, Kate Tribken, Tiffani Trypucko and Cheyenne Wingate.

 

SMRFA vice-president Don Mills hosted the event, as president Robert Young is traveling in Australia.  Mills introduced the officers and members of the Board of the SMRFA, before turning the floor over to Charles Meier, who has designed the last three award-winning floats for SMRFA, and also designed this year's float.  Meier gave a brief description of this year's float and the background behind it and its design.  After dinner provided by Corfu, Mills introduced all the candidates, and thanked them for trying out, noting that the judges had had a particularly difficult time in selecting the two young women that were ultimately chosen.  Following the introduction, door prizes were handed out.

 

Donors:  Corfu, Creative Memories, E. Waldo Ward and Son, Mehr Design Studio, Sierra Madre Candy Company, Starbucks Coffee, The Bottle Shop.

 

2008 Princess Escort Tim Crilly and Princess Alexandra Flores

SMRFA secretary Ilona Linda, Deco chair Kay Sappington, Jerry and Ann Drrgerian

Each of the 11 candidates received a red rose

The princesses received a bouquet of roses

Heidi, Dennis and Kelly Harman, with someone whose name I don't know

SMRFA member and multiple award winning float designer Charles Meier chats with attendees

Candidate Cheyenne Wingate

SMRFA vice-president Don Mills (back to camera) chats with candidate Kate Tribken and her parents

That's SMRFA Director David Colcher on the left...

and his wife Bonnie, volunteer director (standing)

Colcher chats with the judges that selected the princess

 

Phyllis Stier, Mills, Linden and David Colcher

Tim Crilly, Princess Hanna Lisa Storlie, Princess Flores, and Princess Coordinator Donna Sutcliffe pose with the 2009 rendering. 

Corfu provided the food for the evening

Dig in

Chicken and beef kabobs, caesar salad, hummus, taboule and assorted desserts

2009 "Bollywood Dreams" rendering

Mills introduces the 2008 court,

Princess escort Andrew Pirrone was unable to attend

The eleven candidates

Distance shots taken without flash are just so-so

Princesses Laurel Cipolla and Gail Gutierrez are introduced

 

Final act for 2008 court - distributing door prizes

 

Copyright 1998 - 2011 by The Coburn Group, Sierra Madre. All logos, trademarks or product names mentioned or displayed herein are the property of their respective owners. All photographs and videos on this site Copyright 1998 - 2011, by Bill Coburn, Sierra Madre, CA unless otherwise noted Any reference to the City of Sierra Madre or Sierra Madre applies to the community of Sierra Madre and not the city government. The City of Sierra Madre, California government is not affiliated with Sierra Madre News.Net at this time. Any city government information provided herein has been previously published for public dissemination and is shown here as a public service of Sierra Madre News.Net without explicit permission of the government of the City of Sierra Madre.