Archive for the Youth Category

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Tuesday January 24 2017

Alverno Heights Senior Cassidy Castillo To Receive LA Archdiocese Christian Service Medal

Press Release posted 1/24/17 – Alverno Heights Academy senior Cassidy Castillo has been selected as Alverno’s recipient of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Christian Service Medal for 2017. Cassidy will receive her award on Tuesday, March 14 during a special Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Cassidy, a [...]

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Sunday October 23 2016

Halloween Window Painting, 2016 Photo Gallery

Halloween Window Painting, 2016 Photo Gallery

Posted 10/23/16 – On Friday, dozens of youths participated in the annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Civic Club. Click a picture to enlarge it.

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Wednesday January 13 2016

Alverno Jaguars Varsity Soccer Defeats Sacred Heart Comets 3-0

Alverno Jaguars Varsity Soccer Defeats Sacred Heart Comets 3-0

Press Release posted 1/13/16 – The Alverno High School Jaguars (1-1) traveled to face the Sacred Heart of Jesus Comets (1-3) for the first Horizon League game of the season on Wednesday, January 6. The pouring rain did not damper the Jaguars’ game plan as thunder-and-lightning teamwork propelled them to victory. After several offensive attacks [...]

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Monday December 21 2015

Alverno High School Inducts New Members Into National Honor Society

Alverno High School Inducts New Members Into National Honor Society

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – The Daemen Chapter of the National Honor Society at Alverno High School has inducted 12 new members into its ranks. Photo courtesy of Alverno  High School, click to enlargeFront: Alicia Lindheimer, Clara Avila, Alexis Baro, Danielle Ramirez, Moondera Rabb, Maria Luchetta, Emily Lopez, Caitlyn Delgadillo, Amy Aghajanian, and Asia Leong [...]

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Sunday December 20 2015

Alverno Welcomes Grandparents and Special Friends to Campus

Alverno Welcomes Grandparents and Special Friends to Campus

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Alverno High School recently welcomed over 115 grandparents and special friends to campus to participate in Alverno’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. Grandparents and special friends were treated to a morning reception in the Alverno library before joining the rest of the student body for Thanksgiving Liturgy. The Liturgy, [...]

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Sunday October 25 2015

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting – Completed (Photo Gallery)

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting - Completed (Photo Gallery)

Posted 10/25/15 – Updated 10/26/15 – I think I got all the windows that got painted, but I now have 84 images, and the Civic Club said they had 88 applicants, so we’re looking at  kids who didn’t make it for one reason or another, or I missed windows, or both.  If I missed your [...]

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Friday October 23 2015

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting a Huge Success – In Progress Photo Gallery

Civic Club Sponsored Halloween Window Painting a Huge Success - In Progress Photo Gallery

Posted 10/23/15 – Dozens of kids turned out downtown today to paint the storefront windows on local businesses, all sponsored and underwritten by the Sierra Madre Civic Club.  EIGHTY-EIGHT windows were scheduled to be painted, so many that SMCC felt it necessary to set up a second paint distribution station at Memorial Park.  Students aged [...]

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Monday October 05 2015

Alverno Student Named to Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Alverno Student Named to Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Press Release posted 10/5/15 –  The seven members of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 39 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will [...]

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Thursday September 03 2015

City Seeks Nominations for Sierra Madre Honors Awards

City Seeks Nominations for Sierra Madre Honors Awards

Posted 8/31/15 – Sierra Madre Honors Awards is the City of Sierra Madre’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners, and employees. To Nominate: Simply e-mail DCostello@cityofsierramadre.com or drop off a short letter at City Hall listing qualifications of your nominee by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, Sptember 9, [...]

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Sunday May 31 2015

Alverno Softball Makes Final Four with 4-1 Win Over St. Anthony’s

Alverno Softball Makes Final Four with 4-1 Win Over St. Anthony's

Posted 5/31/15 – The Alverno High School Jaguars varsity softball team advanced to the final four of the 2015 CIF Southern Section Softball Playoff Brackets – Division 6 on Thursday, with a 4-1 over St. Anthony’s of Long Beach, led by Player of the Game Katie Taix who pitched six hit ball, including 12 strikeouts and [...]

Tuesday May 12 2015

Waterworks Aquatics Water Safety Day at the Sierra Madre Aquatic Center

Press Release posted 5/12/15 – With the warm summer months upon us and kids out of school for the summer, it’s time to hit the beach and pools for some fun. Come out on Monday, May 18th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Splash into Summer Safety with Waterworks Aquatics and the Sierra Madre [...]

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Tuesday May 12 2015

Alverno High School Seniors Celebrate National College Decision Day

Alverno High School Seniors Celebrate National College Decision Day

Press Release posted 5/12/15 – On Friday, May 1 members of Alverno High School’s Class of 2015 joined in the celebrations for National College Decision Day by sporting their college sweatshirts. As in years past, Alverno High School is excited and proud that 100 percent of its graduates will be going onto college next year. [...]

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Monday May 11 2015

Alverno Softball Ends Season as Undefeated League Champions , Rodriguez Hits Three Homers, Gets 10 RBIs

Alverno Softball Ends Season as Undefeated League Champions , Rodriguez Hits Three Homers, Gets 10 RBIs

Press Release posted 5/11/15 – The Alverno High School Varsity Softball defeated Ramona Convent 18-10 in the final game of the Horizon League season. With a League record of 10-0, the Jaguars are the undefeated victors of the Horizon League and are headed to the CIF Southern Section for the 18th time in 20 years. [...]

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Thursday May 07 2015

Alverno Softballers Continue Winning Ways

Posted 5/7/15 – The Alverno High School varsity softball team continued it’s winning ways on Tuesday, defeating Sacred Heart of Jesus on SHJ’s field.  Senior catcher Cailen Rodriguez led the way on offense, going 5 for 5, including 3 doubles and a triple.  She knocked in 2 and scored twice in the process. Junior second [...]

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Thursday May 07 2015

PUSD’S 2nd Annual Innovation Exposition to Show Off Student S.T.E.M. Ideas

Press Release posted 5/6/15 – The Innovation Exposition is the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) alternative to the typical science fair. This exciting event will showcase elementary through middle school student-generated work – connecting students with their community on Friday, May 8 at Blair High School. PUSD’s Innovation Exposition is a novel approach to inspire students to think critically [...]

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Wednesday May 06 2015

Dial-A-Ride, Gateway Coach Changes Take Effect June 1

Dial-A-Ride, Gateway Coach Changes Take Effect June 1

Press Release posted 5/6/15 – Changes to the Sierra Madre Dial-A-Ride and fixed route Gateway Coach services take effect June 1. 2015. Dial-A-Ride services in Sierra Madre will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 10:30am and 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Dial-A-Ride services are available to Sierra Madre residents that are 62 years of age or [...]

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Sunday May 03 2015

Alverno Varsity Softball Knocks off Holy Family

Posted 5/3/15 – Senior Olivia Rivas knocked in two runs, junior Emily Yakikian went 3 for 3 including two doubles and an RBI, and senior Cailen Rodriguez knocked in another as the Jaguars defeated Glendale’s Holy Family Gaels behind the complete game shut out pitching of junior Katie Taix on Thursday.  The win followed Tuesday’s [...]

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Sunday April 26 2015

Alverno Shuts Out Bishop Conaty-Loretto

Alverno Shuts Out Bishop Conaty-Loretto

Posted 4/26/15 – Senior Cailen Rodriguez and Junior Cameron Rodriguez knocked in two runs apiece and Junior Katie Taix threw six innings of 1-hit ball as Alverno’s varsity softball team defeated Bishop Conaty-Loretto on Thursday on their home field.  Freshman Isabella Fyson added an inning of no-hit ball, as the Jaguars combined to one-hit Bishop [...]

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Saturday March 21 2015

Rodriguez Hits 2 HR, but Alverno Jaguars Lose to Maranatha 8-7

Posted 3/21/15 – Despite the best efforts of senior Cailen Rodriguez, who hit two home runs, driving in four, Alverno lost at Maranatha in the final inning.  Alverno got off to a good start, scoring in their first at bat, but Maranatha answered with two in the bottom of the first.  Each team scored two [...]

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Monday March 10 2014

Infant and Toddler Programs Scheduled at the Library

Press Releases posted 3/10/14 - 1-2-3 Play with Me: A Parent/Child Workshop Series/Baby Rhyme Time (see below) 1-2-3 Play with Me: A Parent/Child Workshop Series Families with children ages three and younger are invited to the Sierra Madre Public Library’s new five-week parenting workshop series, 1-2-3 Play with Me. Lively interactive sessions will include toys, crafts, [...]

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Saturday March 01 2014

PHS Boys Basketball Advances to Quarterfinals, Falls in Overtime

PHS Boys Basketball Advances to Quarterfinals, Falls in Overtime

Posted 3/1/14 – After beating Ontario by 19 in the first round of the CIF Div. II-A playoffs with a final score of 77-58, the Bulldogs advanced to a second round game against the Eisenhower Eagles of Rialto.  That game was played at PHS on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, and PHS came away from that with [...]

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Saturday March 01 2014

SMPOA Donates to PHS Baseball Program

SMPOA Donates to PHS Baseball Program

Posted 3/1/14 – At the Feb. 25th meeting of the Sierra Madre City Council, the Sierra Madre Police Officers’ Association, represented by its President, Ed Delcoure, made a presentation of a check for $500 to the Pasadena High School baseball program.  The varsity baseball coach, Jaime Guzman and several players were on hand to accept [...]

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Monday February 10 2014

Sierra Madre Civic Club Education Awards Applications Now Available

Sierra Madre Civic Club Education Awards Applications Now Available

Press Release posted 2/10/14 – The Sierra Madre Civic Club is pleased to announce the availability of the 2014 Education Awards applications.  High school seniors who live in Sierra Madre, work in Sierra Madre, or are related to a Civic Club member are eligible to apply.  Applications will be available at the Sierra Madre Library, [...]

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Saturday June 29 2013

Sierra Madre’s 8U Softball All-Stars Take SoCal ASA Community By Storm

Sierra Madre’s 8U Softball All-Stars Take SoCal ASA Community By Storm

Press Release posted 6/29/13 – Sierra Madre has made a name for itself in the Southern California softball community by its 8 and 9 year old All-Stars. Historically known as a team to beat, Sierra Madre is generally selected by tournament hosts for pool play and expectations are that parents can schedule family vacations by [...]

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Thursday May 23 2013

Trail Race Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

Trail Race Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

Press Release posted 5/23/13 – A winner has been selected in the Mount Wilson Trail Race Kid’s Fun Run T-shirt Design Contest. The winning artwork is titled “Kid’s Run” and was submitted by Sierra Madre Elementary School student Christine Manoukian. Christine’s artwork will be featured on the back of the MWTR Kid’s Fun Run T-shirt. [...]

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Monday May 20 2013

Library To Receive Books Via Grant, Children’s Program To Take a “Nap”

Press Releases posted 5/20/13  It’s Naptime for the Library’s Popular Preschool Storytime Preschool storytime at the Sierra Madre Public Library will take a week’s nap and will not meet on Monday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 5. Summer Reading begins on June 10, and library programs are taking a break so staff can ready the [...]

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Monday April 22 2013

Sierra Madre Rose Float Association Scholarship Opportunity

Posted 4/22/13 – The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association announced an opportunity for local students to receive (a) scholarship(s) distributed by the organization.  To qualify, applicants must: – have actively participated in one or more Sierra Madre Rose Float activity (such as fundraising, design, construction, flowering or as a past or present float rider) – [...]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Huck Finn Derby Photo Gallery

Huck Finn Derby Photo Gallery

Posted 4/20/13 – The City held the annual Huck Finn Derby on Saturday, April 6th with more than 200 kids participating.  You can see the City Press Release with a list of the winners, a group picture, and a picture of the Derby winner if you click here.  We took a few pictures (ha!, try [...]

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Saturday April 20 2013

2013 Huck Finn Fishing Derby Winners

2013 Huck Finn Fishing Derby Winners

Press Release posted 4/20/13, view the News Net photo and video gallery here: http://www.sierramadrenews.net/?p=12636 - The City of Sierra Madre Huck Finn Fishing Derby was held Saturday, April 6, 2013.  This year 215 youth ages 3-15 participated in the Huck Finn Fishing Derby with many parents, family and friends in attendance as well. The fishing was [...]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Alverno High School to Present Godspell April 25, 26

Alverno High School to Present Godspell April 25, 26

Press Release posted 4/20/13 – Alverno High School is proud to present Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak’s Godspell on April 25 and 26 at 7:00 p.m. the Lanterman Theater in La Cañada. Told almost entirely through song, Godspell presents the Gospel of Matthew to a group of modern “hipsters” spending time in a city junkyard. [...]

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Saturday March 30 2013

Easter Egg Hunt This Morning

Easter Egg Hunt This Morning

Posted 3/30/13 - The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighter’s Association Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held today, promptly at 10:00am. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Sierra Madre Memorial Park, located at the corner of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. and Hermosa Avenue in Sierra Madre. The hunt will be hosted by the Sierra Madre [...]

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Wednesday January 09 2013

Alverno High School To Host Third Annual Senior Service Fair

Press Release posted 1/9/13 - As a new year begins, Alverno High School would like to invite members of the local community to attend the Third Annual Alverno Service Fair on Thursday, January 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The fair will showcase self-created projects by Alverno’s senior class ranging from fighting abuse and cancer [...]

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Monday December 10 2012

Busy Week of Events at Alverno High School

Busy Week of Events at Alverno High School

Press Releases posted 12/10/12 – Alverno High School campus will be busy between now and Sunday, with three events scheduled that the general public is invited to attend..See below for more information.  All three events have been added to the SierraMadreNews.Net Community Calendar at www.SMCalendar.info. Alverno High School To Host Annual Candlelight Celebration Candlelight Celebration includes [...]

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Monday December 10 2012

Holiday Performances Scheduled at Sierra Madre School

Press Release posted 12/10/12 - The musical talents of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) elementary, middle and high school students will be on display this holiday season as glee clubs, choirs, bands and orchestras perform a full schedule of winter concerts and performances throughout Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre.   Sierra Madre events still to take [...]

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Friday November 23 2012

St. Rita Kids Featured in Rise of the Guardians Trailers

St. Rita Kids Featured in Rise of the Guardians Trailers

Press Release posted 11/23/12 - If you look carefully, you may notice some familiar little faces in TV spots promoting Dreamwork’s holiday blockbuster movie, Rise of the Guardians! Junior kindergarteners through second graders from St. Rita School were interviewed in early October by Hurwitz Creative Production for inclusion in TV spots and online featurettes promoting the movie. [...]

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Wednesday November 21 2012

Who Ville Coming to Sierra Madre

Who Ville Coming to Sierra Madre

Posted 11/17/12 -The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will again host a Holiday shopping kick off event in downtown Sierra Madre the Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 1 to 8pm and while it will incorporate many of the activities of the popular Dickens Village event of the last several years, this year’s Who Ville event will [...]

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Tuesday November 20 2012

Alverno Varsity Volleyball Celebrates First CIF Championship Title in School History

Alverno Varsity Volleyball Celebrates First CIF Championship Title in School History

Press Release posted 11/20/12 - Alverno became CIF Division 5AA Champions After Defeating Pomona Catholic For the first time in school history, the Alverno High School Varsity Volleyball can claim the title “CIF-SS Champions.” The Jaguars volleyball team brought home the title after defeating Pomona Catholic 25-15, 27-25, 25-22 in the Saturday, November 17 Division 5AA [...]

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Sunday November 04 2012

Downtown Trick or Treating Photo Gallery

Downtown Trick or Treating Photo Gallery

Posted 11/4/12 – Downtown businesses took part in the annual Downtown Halloween Trick or Treating put on by the City on Wednesday, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  The trick or treating ended with the beginning of the Costume Parade, led by the Sierra Madre Fire Dept.,  down to Memorial Park for the Costume Contest. [...]

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Sunday November 04 2012

2012 Window Painting Contest Winners, Photo Gallery

2012 Window Painting Contest Winners, Photo Gallery

Press Release posted 11/4/12 – News Net photo gallery below text The 2012 Halloween Window Painting Contest took place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. 30 teams competed in 4 different age groups with 90 youths participating this year! Awards were given to the top three finishers in each age category. The City [...]

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Thursday August 16 2012

ET is Final 2012 Family Movie in Kersting Court, Friday 8/17

Press Release posted 8/16/12 - This Friday, August 17 is the last movie of the summer! Don’t miss out on everyone’s favorite classic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The movie is shown in Kersting Court starting at 8:00pm. It is absolutely free to attend this program and families and patrons of all ages are encouraged to attend. Movie-goers [...]

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Friday August 10 2012

Library’s Parent/Child Workshops Slated for September

Press Release posted 8/10/12 – Registration is now open for Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for September 6, 13, 20, 27, and October 4. Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books and play in addition [...]

Friday August 10 2012

Donations Needed for Foothill Unity Center Back-to-School Program

Press Release posted 8/10/12 – “When a cute little nine year old girl comes up to you, smiling from ear to ear, and tells you “This is the best day of my whole life — EVER’, and she can hardly wait until school starts — you know that you have made a difference in that [...]

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Wednesday July 25 2012

Aquatic Safety Demonstration Event Scheduled

Press Release posted 7/25/12 – With the warm summer months upon us and kids out of school for the summer, it’s time to hit the beach and pools for some fun. Come out on Tuesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Splash into Summer Safety with Waterworks Aquatics and the Sierra Madre [...]

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Saturday July 14 2012

Waterworks Aquatics Mentorship Volunteer Program

Press Release posted 7/14/12 – Waterworks will be accepting participants for the Mentorship Volunteer Program. This program is similar to the Junior Lifeguard Program that the City of Sierra Madre offered in the past. Program Details: For ages 11-15 years old There is NO CHARGE for this program Dates and times will be discussed between [...]

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Sunday June 10 2012

Rotary Children’s Library Grand Opening, Photos and Video

Rotary Children's Library Grand Opening, Photos and Video

Posted 6/10/12 – On Thursday, June 7th, more than a hundred people turned out to celebrate the opening of the Rotary Children’s Library at the Sierra Madre Public Library.  Formerly the Children’s Library Room, the Rotary Children’s Library has undergone a major upgrade, with financial assistance from numerous individuals and organizations throughout the community.  Improvements [...]

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Thursday May 24 2012

Sierra Madre Civic Club Awards Scholarships to Ten Local Students

Sierra Madre Civic Club Awards Scholarships to Ten Local Students

Posted 5/24/12 -  By Christine Bachwansky Family and friends looked on proudly during the ceremony held at the Hart House in Memorial Park as ten local students were awarded scholarships by the Sierra Madre Civic Club.  Committee co-chairs Dorothy Jerneycic and Joan Crow, along with committee members Kathleen Coyne and Mary Beth Knox all agreed that [...]

Thursday May 17 2012

Sierra Madre’s Budincich Among Teens Honored by Dreier

Sierra Madre's Budincich Among Teens Honored by Dreier

Press Release posted 5/17/12 – Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas) honored the efforts of young volunteers at his 2012 Youth Volunteer Award (YVA) Program last week. Forty high school students from throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire participated in this year’s program.  In addition to the winner and runners-up, each of the program’s [...]

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Thursday May 10 2012

Winner of Kids’ Fun Run T-shirt Design Contest Announced

Winner of Kids' Fun Run T-shirt Design Contest Announced

Posted 5/10/12 – A winner has been selected in the Mount Wilson Trail Race Kid’s Fun Run T-shirt Design Contest. The winning artwork is titled “The Joy of Running: Having a Winning Attitude” and was submitted by Sierra Madre Elementary School student Isaiah Raya. Isaiah’s artwork will be featured on the back of the MWTR [...]

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Monday April 30 2012

Pack 110 Holds Pinewood Derby, Photo Gallery

Pack 110 Holds Pinewood Derby, Photo Gallery

Posted 4/30/12 – Cub Scout Pack 110 of St. Rita held a pinewood derby at the bandshell in Memorial Park, complete with high tech tracks and timers, on screen race results and the most important element seen on the faces of pretty much every kid that participated: FUN!  “Races” were divided into heats by age [...]

Wednesday April 25 2012

St. Rita Students Visit Washington D.C.

St. Rita Students Visit Washington D.C.

St. Rita students pose in front of the White House during recent trip, photo courtesy of St. Rita School  Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Fourteen members of the St. Rita eighth-grade class had a trip to remember over their recent Spring Break. They toured the nation’s capital on a non-stop, 5-day itinerary that incorporated many of [...]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

St. Rita Accepting Applications for Junior Kindergarten Program

St. Rita Accepting Applications for Junior Kindergarten Program

Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Registration is now open for admission into the new Junior Kindergarten program atSt.RitaSchoolfor the 2012-2013 academic year. The full-day program, available to 4 and 5-year olds, will prepare students for classroom routines with plenty of time for free-exploration. The developmentally-based curriculum is designed for the “early 5-year old” who is [...]

Monday April 23 2012

SMCNS to Host Annual Carnival

SMCNS to Host Annual Carnival

Posted 4/23/12 – On Saturday, May 5, the Sierra Madre Community Nursery School will host its annual Carnival in the Park. Enjoy more than 30 booths with food, games, face painting, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Stop by the silent auction booth and enter the raffle to win fantastic prizes. Don’t miss our great [...]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Huck Finn Day – Photo Gallery

Huck Finn Day - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/31/12 – Following overnight camping Friday evening, the Huck Finn Derby was held this morning.  It was an Ansel Adams kind of day. Awards were given in the following four age categories, as well as the Largest Overall fish and Smallest Overall fish. Age Category 3-6 years: 1st – Loren Lomboy 2nd – Andrea [...]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Dreier Announces Youth Volunteer Award Application Deadline

Press Release posted 3/31/12 – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA) has announced that completed applications for the annual Youth Volunteer Award (YVA) are due Monday, April 2, 2012 by 5 p.m. Dreier has held this annual event to honor the contributions young people have made to the community through volunteer work.  The award is open to [...]

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Thursday March 29 2012

Huck Finn Derby/Campout This Weekend

Posted 3/29/12 – The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout will be here before you know it:  Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre Settling Ponds next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard. The event is sponsored by the City of [...]

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Wednesday March 28 2012

Low-Flush Toilets Program Coming

Low-Flush Toilets Program Coming

Posted 3/28/12 – The Interact Club (Sierra Madre Rotary) will load the toilet into your vehicle on April 21, 2012 The students will receive $15 from the water agency for every old toilet returned on Saturday April 28, 2012. When: April 21, 2012, 9am – 11am Where: Sierra Madre Recreation Center 611 E. Sierra Madre [...]

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Sunday March 04 2012

Bethany Lions Choir Performs at State of the City

Posted 3/5/12 – At the State of the City address on Feb. 27th, before the Mayor got up to speak, the audience was treated to three songs by the Bethany School Choir.  This video is of that part of the evening.  Enjoy.

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Saturday February 25 2012

Sierra Madre Little League Opening Day

Sierra Madre Little League Opening Day

Just a reminder that Sierra Madre Little League Opening Day is today.  Parade from Taylor Meats to Heasley Field starts at 8am. Opening  Ceremonies to follow at approximately 8:45.  Matt Young, former MLB Pitcher, to speak and throw the opening pitch. Games running throughout the day from 10 am to 10pm. Schedule of events on www.SMLL.org. I will probably [...]

Friday February 24 2012

Library Children’s Room Remodel Begins

Posted 2/24/12 – Renovation of the Sierra Madre Public Library Children’s Room is slated to begin the first week in April. During the makeover, Children’s Services will move into the adjacent Reference Room with a limited collection of picture, fiction and non-fiction books.  The popular Preschool Story Times will continue during the six-week construction period [...]

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Thursday January 19 2012

Sierra Madre’s Got Talent ???

Join the students and families of Sierra Madre School as they hop on stage and show Sierra Madre what they’ve got on Friday, January 27th in the Gayle Bluemmel Auditorium at Sierra Madre Elementary School 141 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for [...]

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Thursday January 19 2012

Alverno Wins Game Against Sacred Heart of Jesus, 5-0

Alverno Wins Game Against Sacred Heart of Jesus, 5-0

 Updated 1/19/12 – We received word from Alverno that the press release stating that Alverno had won its 11th straight championship was in error, and we have made the correction.   Posted 1/19/12 – Alverno’s soccer team won their game against Sacred Heart of Jesus on January 13th.  Having lost their first league game to Bishop [...]

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Thursday January 05 2012

Interactive Musical “Cinderella” w/Jane Fuller Returns To Playhouse Starting February 4

Posted 1/5/12 – Renowned jazz vocalist Jane Fuller stars in the title role of “Cinderella,” a new musical version of the classic tale that features her original songs.  This musical proved so popular with adults as well as children in its two previous engagements, that we’re bringing it back again. As director June Chandler explains, [...]

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Thursday January 05 2012

Pasadena YMCA – Teen Leadership Club Offered at YAC

Posted 1/5/12 – The City of Sierra Madre has partnered with the Pasadena YMCA to offer teens 11-17 years-old Teen Leadership Club at the Youth Activity Center.  Starting Monday, January 9, 2012 the Pasadena YMCA will offer teen programing at the Sierra Madre Community Recreation Center, in the second story Youth Activity Center.  The YMCA [...]

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Thursday January 05 2012

City Class Registration Now Open

Posted 1/5/12 – The Community Services Department is happy to announce that registration is now open for the winter/spring session for both youth and adults.  Classes include Tennis, Ballet/Tap, Gymnastics, Soccer, Karate, Yoga (Tuesday & Thursday evenings plus a new Wednesday morning class) and Tai Chi. The Spring Aquatic Center schedule includes a variety of [...]

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Wednesday December 28 2011

Getting to Know the 2012 Sierra Madre Rose Float Princesses

Posted 12/28/11 – On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, the Sierra Madre Rotary Club had its weekly meeting at Alverno High School, in the historic Villa del Sol d’Oro.  The meeting began with a performance by the Alverno Singers and Concert Choir (click link to view the performance).  Following the singers were oral presentations by three of [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

City’s Holiday Closure Schedule

Posted 12/15/11 – Sierra Madre City Hall and Community & Personnel Services Holiday Closures Friday, December 23rd at noon Monday, December 26, 2011 Friday, December 30, 2011 Monday, January 2, 2012 Sierra Madre Library Holiday Closures The Sierra Madre Public Library will be closed for Christmas, Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26, and for [...]

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Monday October 24 2011

2011 Oktoberfest Winners Announced

Posted 10/24/11 – The Sierra Madre Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament was held this past Saturday, October 15, 2011. Between the golf and tennis tournaments and luncheon approximately $4,000 was raised for Sierra Madre Youth Programs. The winning golf tournament team scored a 7 under par through nine holes at the Eaton Canyon Golf Course.  [...]

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Thursday October 20 2011

Alverno Celebrates the Gifts of Its Founders

Alverno Celebrates the Gifts of Its Founders

Alverno High School is fortunate to have its roots with both the Sisters of St. Francis and the Immaculate Heart Community, and the October 4 Founders’ Day celebration blended their traditions and the year’s school theme with great success. “Beyond Borders” is this year’s theme at Alverno. Students were matched into “families” of mixed grade [...]

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Tuesday October 18 2011

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Halloween Happenings in Sierra Madre

Posted 10/18/11 – The Community and Personnel Services Department, in conjunction with the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, presents Halloween Happenings. Halloween activities include: trick-or-treating, a costume parade along Sierra Madre Blvd., and a costume contest in Memorial Park. Monday, October 31, 2011 Sierra Madre businesses are handing out candy [...]

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Sunday October 16 2011

2012 SMRFA Float Princesses Named

2012 SMRFA Float Princesses Named

Posted 10/16/11 – The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association announced their 2012 Rose Float Princesses on Sunday at a reception at “The Lodge” on Sierra Madre Blvd.  The four princesses were selected from twelve applicants, all of whom were in attendance and were introduced prior to the naming of the young ladies selected to ride [...]

Monday October 03 2011

Alverno’s Hamilton Leads State in Volleyball Kills

Alverno’s Hamilton Leads State in Volleyball Kills

Posted 10/3/11 – Max Preps has named Alverno High School junior Jessica Hamilton number one in the state of California with 264 kills in games so far this year.  Jessica only began playing volleyball in 7th grade and says she really took to it. Freshman year she was on the Varsity team and has never [...]

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Sunday October 02 2011

Five Alverno Cross-Country Athletes Medal at Bell-Jeff Invitational

Five Alverno Cross-Country Athletes Medal at Bell-Jeff Invitational

Posted 10/2/2011 - Five Alverno runners climbed the medals platform to receive medals at the Bell-Jeff Cross Country Invitational on September 24.  Both Varsity and JV teams improved their times over the year before. Eryn Blakely ran a fast 19:24 with Katherine Haysbert close behind with a 19:57.  Also receiving medals were Rachel Achterman, Adrianna Martinez, and [...]

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Friday July 01 2011

City Dedicates New Playground

City Dedicates New Playground

Mayor John Buchanan and a whole host of City employees, department heads in particular, were joined by Council Members Nancy Walsh and Leslee Hinton, Pat Alcorn and Rachelle Pastor Arizmendi of the Community Services Commission on June 30th at a traditional ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new playground equipment at Memorial Park.  $75,000 was allocated [...]

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Wednesday May 11 2011

Rotary Donates $20,000 to Children’s Library Room Renovation/Expansion

Rotary Donates $20,000 to Children's Library Room Renovation/Expansion

At last night’s City Council meeting, Rotary President Cathy Hundshamer, surrounded by about a dozen other Rotarians, presented a check for $20,000 to Library Director Tony Buckner and Library Trustees Margaret Quigley and Pete Siberell to help fund the renovation and expansion of the Children’s Room at the Library, the first such upgrade in more [...]

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Monday April 04 2011

Huck Finn Derby

Huck Finn Derby

The Huck Finn Derby took place over the weekend.  More than 275 kids participated in the Huck Finn Fishing Derby with many parents and family friends in attendance as well.   About 600 pounds of trout (not halibut) were put into the settling basins, and from what I hear, there were many of them that were not particularly [...]

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Wednesday February 09 2011

City Seeks Input, Volunteers for YAC Improvements

The City is “re-developing” the YAC and trying to get more enrichment based programs implemented to better suit the needs of parents and teens residing in Sierra Madre. The YAC Re-Development Committee would provide insight and help steer the process of creating new programs and activities. Having the input of local school administrator and parents [...]

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