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Wednesday January 17 2018

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale Feb. 2nd and 3rd

Posted 1/17/18 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are sponsoring their Best Used Book Sale on Friday, February 2 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  This will be our annual Vintage Sale and will feature Collectible books on every subject.  In the Basement, our Vintage […]

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Thursday January 04 2018

“Chivalry” Float Judging, Video and Photo Gallery

Posted 1/4/18 – Sierra Madre Rose Float Association had a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade for the 86th time this year.  As always, they opened the judging to the viewing public, and we shot some video and took some photos.  Enjoy, click to enlarge.

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Saturday December 09 2017

Sierra Madre Honors/Citizen of the Year Banquet, Photo Gallery

Sierra Madre Honors/Citizen of the Year Banquet, Photo Gallery

Posted 12/9/17 – The Sierra Madre Honors Dinner was held in the Sierra Madre Room Friday, honoring City employees, volunteers and Citizens of the Year De and Pat Alcorn. Recognized for their contributions to the community were Tim Hunsicker, Public Service Employee of the Year; Sierra Madre Police Department Reserve Officers and Volunteers, Public Service Award; […]

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Monday November 06 2017

Sierra Madre Rotarians Honor Humanitarian Innovators at RH STAR Awards – Photo Gallery

Sierra Madre Rotarians Honor Humanitarian Innovators at RH STAR Awards - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/5/17 (photo gallery below) – The Sierra Madre Rotary Club hosted its 2nd Annual Rotary Humanitarian STAR Awards Banquet on Saturday, with more than 130 scientists and friends honoring outstanding humanitarian achievements in science and technology, while enjoying live entertainment, cocktails and dinner at the Pasadena Masonic Temple. The goal of the STAR (Science, Technology, Aerospace […]

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Tuesday May 30 2017

VFW Memorial Day Ceremony, Photo Gallery

VFW Memorial Day Ceremony, Photo Gallery

Posted 5/30/17 – The Lt. Kenneth Bell VFW Post 3208 held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony yesterday featuring speakers Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblyman Chris Holden and keynote speaker Lt. Col. Dick Rutan, a Vietnam era fighter jet pilot.  Unfortunately it appears all the pictures I took of Lt. Col. Rutan are on my other camera, […]

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Sunday May 28 2017

VFW Post 3208 to Host Memorial Day Ceremony

VFW Post 3208 to Host Memorial Day Ceremony

Press Release posted 5/28/17 – Lt. Kenneth Bell, VFW Post 3208, invites patriotic Veterans, families and friends to attend our special Memorial Day Ceremonies honoring our deceased War Veterans at Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery, Monday, May 29 at 11:00 A.M. Please arrive early to get a seat. In recent years, the ceremony has attracted standing-room only […]

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Friday February 03 2017

Chamber Celebrates Rod and Joan Spears, Citizens of the Year 2016 – Photo Gallery

Chamber Celebrates Rod and Joan Spears, Citizens of the Year 2016 - Photo Gallery

Posted 2/3/17 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce and approximately  friends and family turned out to Nano Cafe to celebrate the recognition of Rod and Joan Spears as Citizens of the Year for 2016.  A buffet dinner and entertainment by JJ Jukebox kept the crowd happy as the Spears’ were lauded for their contributions […]

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Thursday February 02 2017

One Book, One City Starts With a Journey Through Science and Art

One Book, One City Starts With a Journey Through Science and Art

Press Release posted 2/2/17 – JPL: Powered by STEAM!, a program by Dr. Steve Cornford, started February’s One Book, One City events with a tour of the universe and its splendor at the Sierra Madre Public Library on February 1. Dr. Cornford, shared gorgeous images of planets, stars, and solar systems that are the “Art” […]

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Sunday January 01 2017

The Cat’s Away Stops at Kersting Court on the Way to T of R Parade – Photo Gallery

The Cat's Away Stops at Kersting Court on the Way to T of R Parade - Photo Gallery

Posted 1/1/17 – SMRFA’s entry in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade, “The Cat’s Away”, stopped in at Kersting Court on the way to the parade route this afternoon.  We hope you enjoy this photo gallery of the stopover, and there are more photos and video that shows the impressive animation on the float available […]

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Friday December 23 2016

Episcopal Church of the Ascension Welcomes All For Christmas

Press Release posted 12/23/16 – Many special events take place at Ascension during Christmastide. You are invited to join us in this    glorious season of celebration through story, pageant, song, prayer, scripture, and candlelight.   This year’s schedule of special services for Christmas includes: December 18th Fourth Sunday of Advent – morning services at 8:00 am […]

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Monday October 31 2016

Halloween on Alegria, 2016

Halloween on Alegria, 2016

Posted 10/31/16 – Unfortunately, my work schedule this year prevented me from covering the down town trick-or-treating, the costume parade, and the Kiwanis sponsored costume contest.  I was, however, able to make it back into town in time to cover the goings on up on Alegria Avenue.  Enjoy the photo gallery, below the video (coming […]

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Sunday October 23 2016

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2016 – Photo Gallery, Video

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2016 - Photo Gallery, Video

Posted 10/23/16 – In 2009, Heather and Doug Parker invited me up to their house on pumpkin moving day, when they have a bunch of friends over and all the pumpkins are moved from the back and side of the house to the front lawn, where Doug and Heather’s brother Chris Roberts will work there […]

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Friday October 14 2016

Sierra Madre Honors Dinner at Alverno Heights Academy, Photo Gallery

Sierra Madre Honors Dinner at Alverno Heights Academy, Photo Gallery

Posted 10/14/16 – Last night at the beautiful Villa del Sol d’Oro on the campus of Alverno Heights Academy, the City paid tribute to its outgoing Commissioners, volunteers, employees and local organizations that contribute to making the City the great place to live that it is.  Mayor Gene Goss also recognized outgoing City Manager Elaine […]

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Thursday August 25 2016

The Scarecrows Are Coming!

The Scarecrows Are Coming!

Posted 8/25/16 – The Creative Arts Group presents its 5th Annual Scarecrow Festival in Sierra Madre, and now’s the chance for you to get involved. Registration for this year’s scarecrow contest is now open!  When you enter the contest, your scarecrow will be given an ID tag, a web page and a post on Creative Arts Group’s Facebook […]

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Thursday August 25 2016

Free CERT Emergency Preparedness Classes Begin Sept. 10

Press Release posted 8/25/16 – During the week of September 10th, Sierra Madre CERT will be offering FREE comprehensive emergency preparedness training classes to the public.  Classes involve a mix of lecture and hands on exercises. The final day even includes a comprehensive disaster scenario!  For more information about CERT and about the classes check out […]

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Saturday July 09 2016

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run, 2016 – Photo Gallery and Video

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run, 2016 - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 7/9/16 – Each year, the Spero Foundation hosts the Firecracker 5K Fun Run.  Funds raised are used to benefit the Foundation’s philanthropy.  Enjoy these photos and video from the event. Note – photos are not entirely in chronological order, you will find some pre-race photos even towards the end.

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Monday July 04 2016

Pre-4th Party in the Park, featuring Groovy Lemon Pie – Photo Gallery

Pre-4th Party in the Park, featuring Groovy Lemon Pie - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/4/2016 – Video to follow…eventually

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Saturday July 02 2016

Sierra Madre 4th of July Events Schedule

Posted 7/2/16

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Saturday July 02 2016

2016 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade Lineup

2016 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade Lineup

Posted 7/2/16

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Monday May 30 2016

VFW Post 3208 Memorial Day Service – Photo Gallery

VFW Post 3208 Memorial Day Service - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/30/16 – As always, Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 of Sierra Madre held its Memorial Day service at Pioneer Cemetery this morning.  I also have video, and will probably write something up about it, but figured I’d at least get the photos up for now.

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Sunday May 29 2016

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, page 3, Finishers 97 – 122

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, page 3, Finishers 97 - 122

Posted 5/29/16  – I’ll be adding more information over time, but wanted to start getting the pictures up for now. Official Trail Race page – www.MountWilsonTrailRace.com News Net main Trail Race page – with links to coverage of past years’ races Official 2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Results

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Sunday May 29 2016

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, Page 2, finishers 45 through 96

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, Page 2, finishers 45 through 96

I’ll be adding more information over time, but wanted to start getting the pictures up for now. Official Trail Race page – www.MountWilsonTrailRace.com News Net main Trail Race page – with links to coverage of past years’ races Official 2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Results

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Sunday May 29 2016

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, Page 1, Finishers 1 – 43

2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finishers, Page 1, Finishers 1 - 43

I’ll be adding more information over time, but wanted to start getting the pictures up for now. Official Trail Race page – www.MountWilsonTrailRace.com News Net main Trail Race page – with links to coverage of past years’ races Official 2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Results

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Saturday May 28 2016

Adrian Diaz Wins 50th Trail Race in 1:01:35, Mireya Vargas Returns as Female Champ

Adrian Diaz Wins 50th Trail Race in 1:01:35, Mireya Vargas Returns as Female Champ

Official Trail Race page – www.MountWilsonTrailRace.com News Net main Trail Race page – with links to coverage of past years’ races Official 2016 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Results Finisher photo page 1, finishers 1 – 43 Finisher photo page 2, finishers 44 – 95 Finisher photo page 3, finishers 97 – 122 Posted 5/28/16 – Adrian Diaz […]

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Thursday May 26 2016

VFW to Honor the Fallen Monday

VFW to Honor the Fallen Monday

News Net file photo, click twice to enlarge Press Release posted 5/26/16 – Sierra Madre Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 invites patriots, families and friends to attend our Memorial Day Ceremony honoring our deceased War Veterans at Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery, Monday, May 30 at 11:00 A.M. Please arrive early to get a seat. In recent […]

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Thursday May 26 2016

Parade Entry Open, Deadline is June 1st

Press Release posted 5/26/16   – There is NO FEE to participate in the parade this year thanks to a sponsorship from the The Kensington. Due to staging concerns, no late entries will be accepted. Please make sure to fill out all fields and hit the submit button! http://www.paradecloud.com/online_registration.php… sierramadre4thofjuly.com For questions regarding parade registration please […]

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Wednesday May 04 2016

Friends of SM Library’s 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair This Weekend

Friends of SM Library's 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair This Weekend

Press release posted 5/4/16 – The 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Fair this […]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Celebrate Holy Week & Easter at Sierra Madre’s Village Church of the Ascension

Press Release posted 3/23/16 –  As at any joyous holiday season, you can count on Church of the Ascension – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – to be the place where you can join with friends and neighbors to remember the events of Holy Week and rejoice at the miracle of Easter. All of the services […]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale 1st Weekend of April

Press Release posted 3/16/16 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce that the April Best Used Book Sale will be held on Friday, April 1 (3-7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 2 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  The sale is held at the back of the library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the […]

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Saturday February 13 2016

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting Coming Feb. 19th

Press Release posted 2/13/16 – Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are excited to present the 46th Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit. The event will be held on Friday evening, February 19, 2016, from 7:00-9:30pm at Alverno’s historic Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, and will be an […]

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Friday February 05 2016

Bartolais Honored As Citizens of the Year, Photo Gallery and Video

Bartolais Honored As Citizens of the Year, Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 2/5/16 – “As I look out over this audience, I don’t think I see one person that hasn’t volunteered in some way…this is the complete group of volunteers and I really commend all of you…” said Clem Bartolai, in typical fashion deflecting the compliment aimed at him onto others.  Clem and his wife Nina […]

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Tuesday January 12 2016

Bartolais Named Citizens of the Year

Bartolais Named Citizens of the Year

By Jan Reed and Bill Coburn, Posted 1/12/16 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2015 Citizens of the Year will be Clem and Nina Bartolai, who were also honored as the Grand Marshals of the 2015 4th of July Parade. This ultra civic Sierra Madre couple have continued to donate time […]

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Saturday January 09 2016

Free Parent/Child Workshops Slated for February

Press Release posted 1/9/16 – Sign-ups are underway for Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular five-week Parent/Child Workshop, “1-2-3 Play With Me,” designed for families with children ages three and younger. Each workshop session will highlight a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health. Sessions allow parents to […]

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Monday January 04 2016

Rose Float on View at the Barn Today, Buy Flowers and Donate for 2017

Posted 1/4/16 – Due to rain in the forecast, the SMRFA award-winning Tournament of Roses Float “Rollin’ On The River” will not appear in Kersting Court this year, and will go straight to the barn.  While it’s true that the flowers could withstand the rain, imagine the weight that would be added to the structure of […]

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Wednesday December 23 2015

Candlelight Procession, 2015 – Photos and Video

Candlelight Procession, 2015 - Photos and Video

Posted 12/23/15 – On Sunday evening at 7ish pm, the 44th Candlelight procession took place down Baldwin Ave. to Kersting Court.  There the statue of the baby Jesus was placed in the manger of the creche by Jesus and Mary (portrayed by children from Sierra Madre Congregational Church), and members of the clergy from local […]

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Monday December 21 2015

Wine and Cuisine Tasting Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Are you looking for a memorable gift for that special person? Tickets to the 46th Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit may be the perfect solution. The event will be held on Friday evening, February 19, 2016, from 7:00-9:30pm at Alverno’s historic Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. […]

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Monday December 21 2015

Christmas Service Schedule for Church of the Ascension – All Are Welcome

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Many special events take place at Ascension during Christmastide. You are invited to join in celebrating this glorious season through story, pageant, song, prayer, scripture, and candlelight.   This year’s schedule of special services for Christmas includes: December 24th Christmas Eve – Family Service and Pageant at 5:00 p.m. All children […]

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Sunday December 20 2015

Santa Claus to Visit Sierra Madre Fire Station Christmas Eve

Santa Claus to Visit Sierra Madre Fire Station Christmas Eve

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Santa Claus is making a special pit stop along his route this Christmas Eve. The Sierra Madre Fire Department invites families and children of all ages to join them for a one-of-a-kind holiday gathering featuring an appearance from Santa. The event has become an annual tradition in Sierra Madre. The […]

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Sunday December 20 2015

Children Invited to Build a Mini-Rose Float at the Library

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Creativity and fun are in store when children gather at the Sierra Madre Public Library to create mini rose floats on Monday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m. Youth of all ages will hear about this year’s entry and create their own rendering based on this year’s Sierra Madre Float. The […]

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Wednesday December 02 2015

El Nino Preparation Workshop Scheduled For Saturday

Press Release posted 12/2/15 – El Niño is dominating the news this season. Due to record ocean temperatures, many meteorologists are predicting that this year’s El Niño could be powerful enough to rival the 1997 season. With more water on the way, the best way you can prepare is by staying informed. We have gathered […]

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Wednesday December 02 2015

Winter Village Festival Photo Gallery and Video

Winter Village Festival Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 12/2/15 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce held its annual Winter Village Festival (known variously through the years as Whoville, Dickens Village, and Holiday Open House) on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28th.  There were horse and buggy rides, snow sledding, local non-profit fundraiser booths, Santa, and the lighting of the tree, as well […]

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Saturday November 28 2015

Winter Village Festival Today

Winter Village Festival Today

Posted 11/28/15

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Saturday November 07 2015

Veterans Day Ceremony at Memorial Park Sunday, 11/8 at 1pm

Press Release posted 11/7/15 –  Veterans of Foreign Wars of Sierra Madre, Post 3208 will celebrate its annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Memorial Park, Sunday November 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM, with special keynote speaker Admiral James A. Lyons, USN, Ret.. We will celebrate Veterans Day by remembering the living brave men and women who […]

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Saturday October 31 2015

Sierra Madre 2015 Halloween Costume Parade – Video

Posted 10/31/15, video by Bill Coburn

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Saturday October 31 2015

Downtown Trick or Treating in Sierra Madre – Photo Gallery

Downtown Trick or Treating in Sierra Madre - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/31/15, all photos by Bill Coburn – The downtown businesses of Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted hundreds of kids who came downtown to go trick or treating door to door in the business district.  Click on a photo to enlarge.

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Monday October 26 2015

Tell The City What You Think – Public Safety Discussions – Updated

Press Release posted 10/21/15 – Updated 10/26/15 – Here’s the Agenda Packet for tonight’s meeting. The City of Sierra Madre invites members of the community to participate in an upcoming meeting for the Sheriff’s Contract Proposal Review Committee. The Committee will be interviewing the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as a potential contractor at that time […]

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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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Sunday October 25 2015

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers on Alegria – Photo Gallery

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers on Alegria - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/25/15 – Stopped by Heather and Doug Parker’s house on Alegria yesterday, since it was pumpkin moving day.  Got there too late, all the pumpkins were moved.  The crop was smaller this year, thanks to drought, plant viruses, etc.  Heather tells me they did a good job keeping the deer out this year, but […]

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Monday October 19 2015

Special Meeting of City Council on Water Issues Tonight

Press Release posted 10/19/15 – The Sierra Madre City Council will meet for a special meeting Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00PM to address key issues affecting the City’s water resources, including discussion on water penalties, repairs to infrastructure, and the State’s Notice of Violation for failing to meet water conservation standards. In July 2015 […]

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Monday September 07 2015

Water-Smart Gardening Workshop Sept. 19th

Press Release posted 9/7/15 – California remains in a serious drought and the average home uses up to 70% of their daily water outdoors. Please join us for a free Smart Gardening class for residential customers of Sierra Madre. The course will cover topics such as sheet mulching, soil building, water-wise plants, landscaping design tips, […]

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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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Thursday August 13 2015

Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Sierra Madre On August 15, 2015

Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Sierra Madre On August 15, 2015

Press Release posted 8/13/15 – WHAT: County of Los Angeles residents will have the opportunity to safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, […]

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Thursday July 30 2015

Fundraiser for Longtime Firefighter Chris Morrison This Weekend – Give Till It Hurts

Posted 7/30/15 – Beginning this evening in Kersting Court, members of the Sierra Madre Fire Department will be in Kersting Court participating in an age old firefighting tradition, the “Fill The Boot” Fundraiser.  They will be in Kersting Court several times throughout the weekend, raising money for one of their own, SMFD Capt. Chris Morrison […]

Monday July 13 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2015

Posted 7/12/15 Official Sierra Madre 4th of July page Main News Net 4th of July page 2015 4th of July Parade Lineup Pre-Parade Concert in the Park Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie – Photos and Video Spero Foundation Annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K Fun Run – Photos and Video Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Open House […]

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Sunday July 12 2015

Woman’s Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Woman's Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Posted 7/12/15 – As always, the Woman’s Club opened their doors prior to the Parade, offering continental breakfast to the communities.  The gallery below includes photos from that, as well as photos taken along the parade route prior to the start of the parade.  Enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Posted 7/12/15 – The Spero Foundation held its Annual July 4th Firecracker 5K Fun Run on the morning of the fourth, with medals for the first 300 participants.  Below the video is a photo gallery, enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Posted 7/12/15 – The 4th of July Pre-Concert in the Park featured Groovy Lemon Pie performing, a kid section full of bouncy houses, local non-profit booths, food trucks, several food trucks, and the always popular beer garden.  Below the concert videos, you’ll find a photo gallery.  Click to enlarge. Tom Petty’s “You Get Me High” […]

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Friday July 03 2015

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

Press Release posted 6/28/15, reposted 7/3/15 – Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities – www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com Pre-Parade Party & Picnic: The fun begins on July 3rd from 5:30pm-10:30pm in Memorial Park. Grab a drink at the Friends of Sierra Madre Little League beer garden, dance to music from the band Groovy Lemon Pie and let your kids have […]

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Friday July 03 2015

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

Posted 7/3/15 – Parade Sponsor: The Kensington

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Tuesday June 02 2015

Fun, Food and Entertainment for the Whole Family at the British Home June Faire

Fun, Food and Entertainment for the Whole Family at the British Home June Faire

Press Release posted 5/20/15 – The British Home will be holding its 2015 June Faire on Saturday, June 6th, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.   This family-friendly event celebrating “All Things British “ is held annually on the first Saturday in June at Sierra Madre’s graceful non-profit independent and assisted living facility for seniors.  […]

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Monday May 25 2015

Top Three Male/Female Finishers in Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Photos and Video

Top Three Male/Female Finishers in Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Photos and Video

Posted 5/25/15 – Alan Reynolds (50-54 age division) won the Mt. Wilson Trail Race Saturday with a time of 1:05:09. First place among the women went to Sally June Tracy (25-29 age division), with a time of 1:13:44. Second place among the men went to Ben Ward, who came in at 1:06:55. Third place went to […]

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Sunday May 24 2015

Alan Reynolds Takes 1st, Sally Tracy Leads The Women at 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race

Alan Reynolds Takes 1st, Sally Tracy Leads The Women at 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race

Posted and updated 5/24/15 – Alan Reynolds (50-54 age division) won the Mt. Wilson Trail Race yesterday with a time of 1:05:09. First place among the women went to Sally June Tracy (25-29 age division), with a time of 1:13:44. Second place among the men went to Ben Ward, who came in at 1:06:55. Third […]

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Sunday May 24 2015

2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Pre-Race and Race Start, Photo Gallery and Video

2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Pre-Race and Race Start, Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 5/24/15 – Enjoy the photos and video.  Video includes presentation of the colors by Sierra Madre Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 Color Guard, and the singing of the national anthem by 12-year old Kaiya Wilson.  Photo gallery below video, click an image to enlarge.

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Sunday May 24 2015

Scene at the 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Photo Gallery

Scene at the 2015 Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/24/15 – Non-race photos from yesterday’s event, including several shots that show who the sponsors are that deserve our appreciation.

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Friday May 22 2015

Runners Take Advantage of Advance Check-in at Pre-Race Pasta Feed – Photo Gallery

Runners Take Advantage of Advance Check-in at Pre-Race Pasta Feed - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/22/15 – Runners had the opportunity to both carbo load and check in early at tonight’s Mt. Wilson Trail Race Pasta Feed in Kersting Court.  Food was supplied by Zugo’s, Civic Club members managed the early check-in, and Wilson the inflatable mule made his Bell Tower debut.  Proceeds from the Pasta Feed will be […]

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Saturday May 16 2015

Bartolais Named 4th of July Grand Marshal, Parade Details

Bartolais Named 4th of July Grand Marshal, Parade Details

Press Release posted 5/16/15 – The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2015 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s very own Nina and Clem Bartolai. “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of […]

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Saturday May 16 2015

2015 Mount Wilson Trail Race and Activities

Press Release posted 5/16/15 – Pasta Feed Dinner – Friday, May 22 starting at 5:30pm Zugo’s Café is providing the food for the MWTR Pasta Dinner sponsor this year.  The dinner, which is open to participants, family and the general public, will be held in Kersting Court from 5:30P to 7:00P.  The price will be $7.50 […]

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Thursday May 14 2015

Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-off – Photo Gallery and Video

Boot Skootin' Dance and Chili Cook-off - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 5/14/15 – Saturday night’s Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-off, hosted in the Sierra Madre Room by the Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre, attracted lots of folks to enjoy some chili, bid on items at a silent auction, and do a little country western dancing.  This was the fifth annual Boot Skootin’ event, all […]

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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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Sunday May 10 2015

Laurie Cooper Recognized as Sierra Madre Older American of the Year 2015

Laurie Cooper Recognized as Sierra Madre Older American of the Year 2015

Posted 5/10/15 – Longtime resident Laurie Cooper was honored by the Senior Commission as Sierra Madre’s Older American of the Year for 2015 on Friday, and she is certainly qualified.  At 97, Cooper is still actively involved with Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council (SMEAC), Bailey Canyon Volunteers, and the League of Women Voters, among other […]

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Friday May 08 2015

2015 Sierra Madre Fourth Of July Firecracker Fun Run Registration

Press Release posted 5/8/15 –  The Spero Foundation will be hosting their fifth annual “Fire Cracker Fun Run” as part of the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities. This is an “unofficial 5K event,” but a running clock is provided. We welcome runners and walkers of all ages. Walkers with strollers and dogs on leashes […]

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Thursday May 07 2015

4th of July Parade Registration Open, Free Thanks to The Kensington

Press Release posted 5/7/15 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade is an annual tradition that is an integral part of the Sierra Madre community! This hometown parade features community members, organizations, classic cars, a marching band, kids on their decorated bikes and so much more. Join us for the 2015 parade on Saturday, […]

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Thursday May 07 2015

Virtual Local History Tours Step Back In Time Through Modern Technology, Public Invited

Press Release posted 5/7/15 – Join Teen History Docents for a guided virtual tour of Sierra Madre History. Tours will take place on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm, June 16 through August 4 and every 2nd Saturday of each month, all year long. Tours will be at either the Richardson House Museum or the Sierra Madre […]

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Thursday May 07 2015

Summer Reading Programs For All Ages At The Library

Press Release posted 5/7/15 – Adults, teens & children – get ready to sign up for Sierra Madre Public Library’s Summer Reading Program — June 8 through August 10. Register anytime during this period and win prizes along the way. Children read and record their books (print or e-Book), and prizes are awarded when each […]

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Wednesday May 06 2015

5th Annual Boot-Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-Off This Saturday

5th Annual Boot-Skootin' Dance and Chili Cook-Off This Saturday

Press Release posted 5/6/15 – Kiwanis will host its’ 5th Annual Boot Skootin’ Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The event is a combination membership drive and fundraiser held to support various children’s programs including the Imagine Arts Program for Sierra Madre Elementary School, The Sierra Madre Middle School Builders Club […]

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Wednesday May 06 2015

Community Yard Sale Spaces Still Available

Press Release posted 5/6/15 – The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is hosting the 5th Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd). Community organizations and members are invited to come together with their neighbors […]

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Monday May 04 2015

City Council to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday, 5/5

Posted 5/4/15 – The Sierra Madre City Council will hold a special meeting tomorrow evening.  On the agenda are ways to deal with state mandated drought restrictions, a request to restrict water production at the Raymond Basin, and a midyear fiscal review of the 2015 – 2017 Budget. Items as listed on the Agenda: DISCUSSION […]

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Monday May 04 2015

City Seeks General Fund Budget Input From Residents

City Seeks General Fund Budget Input From Residents

Press Release posted 5/5/15 – The Sierra Madre City Council is seeking input on how to balance the City’s General Fund budget and City Council members will be visiting various community organizations, commissions and Board (see schedule at left) to listen to residents’ priorities on General Fund spending and look for ways to reduce costs […]

Wednesday April 29 2015

Have Some SMVFA Pancakes Before the Art Fair Saturday

Have Some SMVFA Pancakes Before the Art Fair Saturday

Posted 4/29/15 – The Sierra Madre Fire Department will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, May 2nd from 7am to 11am at the Fire Station at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.. Cost to enjoy the all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast (which features Starbucks, coffee, as well is just $5.00. All proceeds will […]

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Sunday April 26 2015

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 53rd ANNUAL SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR Next Weekend

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 53rd ANNUAL SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR Next Weekend

Press Release posted 4/26/15 – The 53rd Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, on Saturday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More than 75 […]

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Saturday April 04 2015

SMVFA Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 2015 – Photo Gallery

SMVFA Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 2015 - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/15/15 –  Please enjoy these photos from the annual Easter Egg Hunt presented each year by the Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association.  In addition to lots of candy, children have the opportunity to find “golden eggs” which can be redeemed for giant baskets of goodies.

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Friday March 20 2015

Rotary Club, City to Celebrate World Water Day Saturday, March 21

Rotary Club, City to Celebrate World Water Day Saturday, March 21

Press Release posted 3/20/15 – WORLD WATER DAY, SIERRA MADRE, MARCH 21, 2015 – Memorial Park – 9am-5pm. This community event brings together world class speakers, renowned landscapers, star musicians, Water Wizards game show with celebrated game show host, children’s activities, booths with interactive activities and invaluable information about your water, a tour of our […]

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Friday March 20 2015

2015 Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout Next Weekend 3/27 – 3/29

Press Release posted 3/20/15 – The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout is just around the corner on Friday, March 27, 2015 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre settling basins next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard. Camp Out –SOLD OUT! The […]

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Sunday March 15 2015

Wistaria Festival 2015, Photo Gallery

Wistaria Festival 2015, Photo Gallery

Posted 3/15/15 – Though the vine was again a little past its prime, lots of folks turned out for the 2015 Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, put on by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. This year’s show also featured, for the first time, a classic car show.  Click on an image below to see a […]

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Sunday March 15 2015

Entertainment Schedule for the WISTARIA FESTIVAL Today in Sierra Madre

Entertainment Schedule for the WISTARIA FESTIVAL Today in Sierra Madre

                            Posted 3/15/15 – Entertainment schedule for the WISTARIA FESTIVAL this Sunday, March 15th in Sierra Madre: at the Vine (ticket required)          9-11am        Ron Longo – harp      11am-1pm   Steve Rushingwind – flute    […]

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Saturday March 07 2015

State of The City Address This Thursday at 6:30pm, in Council Chambers

Press Release posted 3/7/15 – The City of Sierra Madre is hosting the 2015 State of the City address on Thursday, March 12, 2015. The event will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. The event begins at 6:30pm. Come learn about the current […]

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Thursday March 05 2015

Wistaria Festival Bonus – Village Church Free Concert

Press Release posted 3/5/15 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – Ascension – invites the community to join in the free concert as they present a Lenten Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 15, at 5:00 p.m. This beautiful service of music and meditation will incorporate selections from the Dr. James Hopkins’ Thy Name Is Love (written […]

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Sunday February 22 2015

Kiwanis to Host School Board Candidate Forum Luncheon Tuesday, 2/24

Press Release posted 2/22/15 – Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre will conduct a School Board Forum at their meeting of February 24 At The Lodge, 33E. Sierra Madre Blvd.   Lunch will start at 11:30 AM for those who want to eat lunch at a cost of $10.00.  Seating will be available for those not wanting lunch.   […]

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Monday February 16 2015

Joe Ramsey Benefit Memorial Concert at Santa Anita Saturday

Press Release posted 2/16/15 – An all-star lineup of Arcadia-bred rock performers will reunite during a benefit memorial concert at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, from 7 p.m. to midnight, to honor long-time Sierra Madrean, well-known musician and beloved AHS alum Joe Ramsey, who recently passed away at the age of 58. More than 15 […]

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Monday February 09 2015

4th of July Committee Seeking Dedicated Volunteers

4th of July Committee Seeking Dedicated Volunteers

Press Release posted 2/9/15 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee needs your help! Its two-day long celebration and parade has become one of the biggest events in the community. They need people with events, party planning and logistical experience to assist  in producing this spectacular event. The committee is looking to fill out […]

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Sunday February 08 2015

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Wistaria Festival Tickets On Sale

Posted 2/8/15 – Sierra Madre’s annual Wistaria Festival is scheduled to take place on March 15th, and tickets from the downtown area to the vine location are on sale now.  The festival itself is free, as is seeing the vine.  However, parking in the area can be difficult due to road closures around the vine, […]

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Sunday February 08 2015

One Book, One City Events Continue

Press Release posted 2/8/15 – For those of you who aspire to be sleuths in the Philip Marlow tradition or writers in the style of Raymond Chandler, a scavenger hunt will have you tracking clues throughout Sierra Madre to qualify for some fun prizes. Entries are due by Feb. 28 at the Library. To celebrate […]

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Sunday February 08 2015

Friends of the Library: “Wine Tasting Event Tickets Make Great Valentine Gifts”

Press Release posted 2/8/15 – With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there is no better gift than tickets to the 45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting. This year’s event will be held Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA. Quality wines from […]

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Thursday February 05 2015

Dave Loera Honored As Citizen Of The Year – Photo Gallery

Dave Loera Honored As Citizen Of The Year - Photo Gallery

Posted 2/5/15 – Several dozen folks turned out to the Sierra Madre Room on Saturday, Jan. 31st to honor Dave Loera, named the 2014 Sierra Madre Citizen of the Year by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.  Most of the City Council joined Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chamber Board members, members of the Harry L. Embree […]

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Thursday February 05 2015

SM Older American of the Year Nominations Sought

Press Release posted 2/5/15 – The Senior Community Commission and Community Services Department is now accepting nominations for the Older “Sierra Madre” American of the Year. If you know someone who lives in Sierra Madre, has demonstrated outstanding community service, and is 60 years of age or older please be sure to fill out a […]

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Thursday February 05 2015

45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting Fast Approaching

Press Release posted 2/5/15 – It’s that time again! Don’t miss the 45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting held on Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA. Dozens of vintners serving wines from around the world, along with specialty appetizers and […]

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Monday January 26 2015

Cmdr. Dave Loera Citizen Of The Year, Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

Cmdr. Dave Loera Citizen Of The Year, Dinner Tickets on Sale Now

Press Release posted 1/26/15 – Sierra Madre Chamber President Ed Chen and the Board of Directors announced on Friday, Jan. 9th,  the selection of VFW Post 3208 Commander Dave Loera as the 2014 Citizen of the Year. The COTY award is granted to an outstanding Sierra Madre resident who best demonstrates the town’s spirit of […]

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Tuesday December 23 2014

Frosty’s Back – 2014, Dedicated to Oggie – Photo gallery

Frosty's Back - 2014, Dedicated to Oggie - Photo gallery

Posted 12/23/14 – Every year since 1988, except 2010,  a snowman has been built in Kersting Court.  Originally, he was on Sierra Madre Blvd. up near the west end of the park by the crosswalk, and for some time now he’s been on Baldwin Ave.. He has arrived on different days – on Christmas Eve, […]

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Friday December 05 2014

SMVFA Annual Firefighter’s Ball Saturday, Dec. 6th

SMVFA Annual Firefighter's Ball Saturday, Dec. 6th

Posted 12/5/14 – The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will be throwing their Annual Christmas Ball on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  There will be dancing to a live band, a no-host bar, and as always,guests are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy for th Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.  The ball will be held […]

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Sunday November 30 2014

15th Holiday Party Fundraiser for Foothill Unity Center This Saturday, 12/6

Press Release posted 11/30/14 – Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary  invites you to join us for our 15th Annual Holiday Season Party to benefit Foothill Unity Center, Saturday December 6, 2014, 5 to 9 p.m. at THE LODGE in Sierra Madre, 33 East Sierra Madre Boulevard featuring: live music ★ dancing ★ festive food ★ silent auction […]

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Sunday November 30 2014

Annual UMC Christmas Alternative Gift Fair & Boutique This Sunday, 12/7

Press Release posted 11/30/14 – Sierra Madre United Methodist Church is holding its annual Christmas Alternative Gift Fair & Boutique on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with a gift that truly “gives back.”  Your donations help support the relief efforts of local organizations […]

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Sunday November 30 2014

Sierra Madre Winter Village Festival, 2014 – Photo Gallery and Video

Sierra Madre Winter Village Festival, 2014 - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 11/30/14 – Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Winter Village Festival for 2014 yesterday on Small Business Saturday.  Formerly known as the Holiday Open House, Dickens Village and Whoville, Winter Village Festival was the 2014 iteration of the day long event, featuring live entertainment, non-profit fund raising booths, small town local shopping, horse […]

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Saturday November 29 2014

SMArt Walk and Winter Village Festival Today

Posted 11/29/14 – The 2014 Sierra Madre SMArt Walk takes place today, from Noon  – 4 pm and the Sierra Madre Winter Village Festival will take place from 3 to 8pm. During the Art Walk, Sierra Madre will bustle with creativity as artists and musicians join with almost all our local businesses to celebrate art […]

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Monday November 24 2014

Old School Eatery To Feed Those In Need, Alone On Thanksgiving

Posted 11/23/14 – I recently was made aware that Old School Eatery, technically not in Sierra Madre, but about as close as you can be at 975 N. Michillinda, intends to offer free turkey dinner with the trimmings to those who are alone and those who are in need on Thanksgiving Day, from 1 to […]

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Saturday November 22 2014

Classic LA Detective Yarn Tapped As The Next One Book, One City Selection

Classic LA Detective Yarn Tapped As The Next One Book, One City Selection

Press Release posted 11/22/14 – Raymond Chandler’s classic, The Long Goodbye, has been chosen as Sierra Madre’s One Book, One City selection for 2015.  Published in 1953 and featuring his famous detective, Philip Marlow, Chandler called the novel “my best book”.  Set in Los Angeles in 1949, The Long Goodbye is notable for using hard-boiled […]

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Saturday November 22 2014

Ascension Invites the Village to Give Thanks

Press Release posted 11/22/14 – Soon, the American tradition known as Thanksgiving will be upon us. As we gather together with great enthusiasm for amazing food and fellowship let us remember to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives. Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Ascension) invites the community for celebration of the liturgy of […]

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Thursday November 06 2014

VFW to Hold Veteran’s Day Service Sunday, 11/9 at Memorial Park

VFW to Hold Veteran's Day Service Sunday, 11/9 at Memorial Park

Posted 11/5/14 – Veterans of Foreign Wars of Sierra Madre, Post 3208 will celebrate its annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Memorial Park, Sunday November 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM, with special keynote speaker Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of thirteen books, including two […]

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Wednesday November 05 2014

Special City Council Meeting Schedule

Press Release posted 11/5/14 – Due to the Veteran’s Day holiday on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, City Hall will be closed and the regularly scheduled City Council meeting has been cancelled. There will be a number of special meetings of the City Council beginning Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30 pm – […]

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Wednesday November 05 2014

Sierra Madre Community Foundation Fundraiser at Savor the Flavor, Leonora Moss

Sierra Madre Community Foundation Fundraiser at Savor the Flavor, Leonora Moss
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Wednesday November 05 2014

Motivational Speaker Jimmy Weldon To Speak At Hart Park House Senior Center

Press Release posted 11/5/14 – On Wednesday, November 19th at 1:00pm author and speaker, Jimmy Weldon, with his faithful sidekick, Webster Webfoot, will share laughter and stories, hoping to motivate his audiences to achieve their ultimate dreams. Mr. Weldon is an accomplished actor and former television host of the first children’s program in the Dallas/Fort […]

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Monday November 03 2014

Sierra Madre Halloween 2014, Alegria Avenue

Sierra Madre Halloween 2014, Alegria Avenue

Posted 11/2/14 – A big thank you to all who live on Alegria for their efforts in helping to turn the street into the magical place it is each year.  We know it’s a lot of very hard work, and with all the candy that must be distributed on top of all the props and decoration, […]

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Sunday November 02 2014

2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Sponsored by Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club

2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Sponsored by Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club

Posted 11/2/14 – Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club again sponsored the annual Costume Contest in the park, providing prizes for kids in 4 age group categories, a group category and a scariest costume category.   In addition, Sierra Madre Playhouse gave a cash prize to the winner of the Scariest Costume contest, as well as the […]

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Sunday November 02 2014

Downtown Trick or Treating and Costume Parade – Photos and Video

Downtown Trick or Treating and Costume Parade - Photos and Video

Posted 11/2/14 – Downtown was filled with kids and parents going from store to store trick or treating Friday afternoon, an event the Chamber of Commerce assists with every year. Following that was the annual costume parade from Kersting Court to Memorial Park, where the costume contest was held.  Below the video of the parade, […]

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Saturday November 01 2014

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2014 – An Inside Look

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2014 - An Inside Look

Posted 11/1/14 – For the last few year, Doug Parker and Heather Roberts-Parker have been kind enough to invite me to join them on pumpkin moving day, generally the weekend before Halloween.  This year, I got there a little late, and missed all the moving, but I did get pictures of the front yard once […]

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Thursday October 30 2014

2014 Sierra Madre Halloween

A reader named Jeff shared with us his YouTube video of Sierra Madre Halloween in 2009, and you can see it below.  Below the video you’ll find the schedule of events as listed by the City on its Facebook page.  And if you click here, you can go to our main Sierra Madre Halloween page, […]

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Sunday October 12 2014

2014 Sierra Madre Honors… Dinner Held at Alverno

2014 Sierra Madre Honors... Dinner Held at Alverno

Press Release posted 10/12/14, all photos on this page courtesy of the City of Sierra Madre, for more pictures from the event, visit the City’s FB photo album The 2014 Sierra Madre Honors… Dinner and Awards was held on Thursday, October 9th at the Villa del Sol d’Oro on the Alverno campus.   Sierra Madre Honors… […]

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Sunday October 12 2014

SMEAC General Meeting Thursday to Feature JPL Climatologist, Public Invited

Press Release posted 10/12/14 – The Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council (SMEAC) announces a General Meeting to be held Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Nature Friends Lodge & Retreat Center in Sierra Madre Canyon, 423 Yucca Trail. We will enjoy a potluck dinner – beverages provided – as prelude to our guest speaker […]

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Tuesday September 23 2014

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast – Photo Gallery

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast - Photo Gallery

Posted 9/23/14 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club held its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser last Saturday.  We hope you enjoy these pictures from the event (click to enlarge).

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Tuesday September 23 2014

Join Church of the Ascension For Feast of St. Francis Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 12

Press Release posted 9/23/14 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Episcopal Church of the Ascension) will be holding its annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 11:45 am in the Outdoor Worship Area. Everyone is welcome.  Refreshments and pet treats will be provided. Blessing of the Animals is conducted in commemoration […]

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Tuesday September 23 2014

City/Athens Compost Giveaway To Be Held October 11

Press Release posted 9/23/14 – Join the City of Sierra Madre and Athens Services for the annual fall compost giveaway on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm in Sierra Vista Park. This event is free to all Sierra Madre residents (I.D. required). Please be sure to bring your own containers as this is a self-serve […]

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Tuesday September 23 2014

SMPD/DEA to Collaborate on Prescription Pill Drop-Off Saturday

SMPD/DEA to Collaborate on Prescription Pill Drop-Off Saturday

Press Release posted 9/23/14 – Do you or any family members have any prescriptions you don’t use or that have expired? Not sure how to dispose of them safely?  Bring them in to the Sierra Madre Police collection site on Saturday, September 27th! SMPD is partnering with the DEA to help get unused drug prescription out […]

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Thursday September 11 2014

SMPD, SMFD Remember 9/11

SMPD, SMFD Remember 9/11

Posted 9/11/14 – As they do annually, members of the SMPD and SMFD held a brief ceremony in remembrance of 9/11/01, timed to coincide with Verdugo 911’s system wide announcement in memorium.  Special thanks to Gary Hood for going across to the Kensington construction site and asking the crew to turn off their heavy equipment during […]

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Sunday September 07 2014

Spero Foundation to Host Wine, Rhythm and Brews October 4th, Tickets Available Now

Posted 9/7/14 – For several years as October rolled around, Sierra Madreans looked forward to the Annual Wine and Jazz Walk, which spotlighted local merchants,  and raised money for City of Hope.  Although the event no longer takes place, local philanthropic organization The Spero Foundation has stepped up to host an event that should have […]

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Sunday September 07 2014

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Set for Sept. 20th

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Set for Sept. 20th

Posted 9/7/14 – Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre is getting geared up for its annual pancake breakfast! The community is invited to come and enjoy fresh pancakes and fun with your local neighbors and friends under the pergola in Memorial Park,  Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7-11 am. ($5 donation per person). Breakfast includes pancakes and sausage, […]

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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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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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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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Sunday July 06 2014

4th of July Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

4th of July Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Posted 7/6/14 – Enjoy. Click an image to enlarge.

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Sunday July 06 2014

Spero Foundation 5K Firecracker Fun Run/Walk Photo Gallery

Spero Foundation 5K Firecracker Fun Run/Walk Photo Gallery

Posted 7/6/14 – Enjoy.  Photo Gallery below video, click an image to enlarge. For some reason, the embed code that allows me to place the video on the page is not loading.  I’ll keep trying, but in the meantime, here’s a link to the video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEZhl-CKi50&feature=youtu.be            

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Wednesday July 02 2014

Sierra Madre 4th of July Activities

Sierra Madre 4th of July Activities

Press Release posted 6/27/14 – For over 45 years the Sierra Madre Community has joined together in celebration of the great American tradition with music, picnics, games and the ever popular 4th of July Parade. Residents and guests crowd Sierra Madre Boulevard to watch youngsters on their patriotic bikes stroll down the route along side […]

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Wednesday July 02 2014

Sierra Madre 2014 4th of July Parade Lineup and Community Events Map

Sierra Madre 2014 4th of July Parade Lineup and Community Events Map

Posted 6/27/14 – Click the link or the image 2014 Parade Lineup and Community Events Calendar

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Friday June 27 2014

Community Foundation to Sponsor Johnny Cash Tribute at This Week’s Concert in the Park

Community Foundation to Sponsor Johnny Cash Tribute at This Week's Concert in the Park

Press Release posted 6/27/14 – Memorial Park will be a boot stomping party this Sunday night June 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm as the Sierra Madre Community Foundation is the proud sponsor of this concert featuring a Johnny Cash tribute band named CASH UP FRONT. “From atop a flatbed truck inside California’s Norco State […]

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Friday June 27 2014

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – June Goin’ on July

Posted 6/27/14 The Buccaneer co-ed softball team is off to a great start for the 2014 season with a 2-0 record. Okay – so that first win was because the other team had to forfeit, but we won last night’s game handily 29-18 so it was like 2 games in one!  Now Heasley Field is […]

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Sunday June 22 2014

SMHPS Lizzie’s Trail Inn Chicken and Ravioli Dinner – Meet Lizzie

SMHPS Lizzie's Trail Inn Chicken and Ravioli Dinner - Meet Lizzie

Posted 6/22/14 – Introducing Lizzie of Sierra Madre’s Lizzie’s Trail Inn And Creator of Delicious Chicken & Ravioli Dinners By Jeff Lapides On Saturday, June 28, 2014, the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will host its second annual Chicken & Ravioli Dinner in honor of Lizzie and the good times associated with her establishment, Lizzie’s Trail […]

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Sunday June 22 2014

2014 4th of July Schedule of Activities

2014 4th of July Schedule of Activities

Press Release posted 6/22/14 – Fourth of July Schedule of Activities Pre-Parade Party & Picnic  at Memorial Park Thursday, July 3rd 5:30 – 10:30pm Friends of SMLL Beer Garden – Non-Profit Booths – CIVIC CLUB CONFETTI  EGGS – DUNK TANK  – KIDS FUN ZONE – Kiwanis – Sierra Madre Pizza Co – Food Trucks*:  Slammin’ Sliders […]

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Sunday June 22 2014

Earthquake Preparedness Event to Commemorate 23rd Anniversary of SM Quake

Earthquake Preparedness Event to Commemorate 23rd Anniversary of SM Quake

Press Release posted 6/22/14 – Join the City of Sierra Madre on Saturday, June 28, to remember the 23rd anniversary of the Sierra Madre Earthquake by preparing yourself for the next one. The event will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Sierra Madre Fire Department, located at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. In collaboration with the […]

Saturday June 14 2014

SM Historical Preservation Society To Present Lizzie’s Famous Chicken & Ravioli Dinner June 28th

SM Historical Preservation Society To Present Lizzie’s Famous Chicken & Ravioli Dinner June 28th

Press Release posted 6/14/14 – On the west side of the Mount Wilson Trail, Lizzie’s Trail Inn had its start about 1890 as a lunch stand and coffee shop.  Walt Douglas ran this stand in 1905. By the time Mr. W.P. Caley purchased the entire property in June 1907, it included the stand, a store, house […]

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Saturday June 14 2014

Lacey/LaLone/Sanchez/LaLonde Family Reunion To Take Place 4th of July Weekend

Lacey/LaLone/Sanchez/LaLonde Family Reunion To Take Place 4th of July Weekend

Press Release posted 6/14/14 – One of Sierra Madre’s oldest families will be holding a large, and long overdue, family reunion over the July 4th weekend in Sierra Madre. The LaLone family is well known in town, and you can’t have lived in Sierra Madre without hearing the name in many places, some of which […]

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Saturday June 14 2014

Concerts In The Park Kick Off Tonight, Then Sundays Through August 17th

Concerts In The Park Kick Off Tonight, Then Sundays Through August 17th

Press Release posted 6/14/14 – Nothing says summer quite like outdoor concerts. Thanks to the generous support of community sponsors and series title sponsor The Kensington, Sierra Madre residents won’t have to travel far to enjoy this summer staple. The 2014 Summer Concerts in the Park Series kicks off on Saturday, June 14 at 6:30 […]

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Friday June 06 2014

British Home’s Annual “June Faire” To Offer British-Style Fun, Food and Entertainment

British Home's Annual

Press Release posted 5/31/14 – The 2014 June Faire will be held at the British Home in California, 647 Manzanita Avenue, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, June 7, from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Admission is free. This festive, family-friendly event celebrating “All Things British “ is held annually at Sierra Madre’s graceful non-profit independent and […]

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Wednesday June 04 2014

SMArt Walk – Celebrating Art and Community in Sierra Madre Friday, June 6 from 5pm – 9pm

SMArt Walk - Celebrating Art and Community in Sierra Madre Friday, June 6 from 5pm – 9pm

Press Release posted 6/4/14 – On Friday evening, June 6, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., downtown Sierra Madre will be bustling with creativity as local artists and musicians join with over thirty-five small businesses and restaurants to celebrate art and community during the Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk). In close collaboration with local businesses in downtown […]

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Sunday June 01 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 11, Finishers 196, 199, 202 to 220

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 11, Finishers 196, 199, 202 to 220

Posted 6/1/14 – Here are finishers 196, 199 and 202 to 220.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been reduced in size and compressed for […]

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Sunday June 01 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 10, Finishers 179 to 201

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 10, Finishers 179 to 201

Posted 6/1/14 – Here are finishers 179 to 201 (Finisher 179 Pete Siberell’s photos continue from page 9).  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been […]

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Sunday June 01 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 9, Finishers 156 to 179

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 9, Finishers 156 to 179

Posted 6/1/14 – Here are finishers 156 to 179 (Finisher 179 Pete Siberell’s photos continue on page 10).  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been […]

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Saturday May 31 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 8, Finishers 127 to 155

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 8, Finishers 127 to 155

Posted 5/31/14 – Here are finishers 127 to 155.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been reduced in size and compressed for the web. If […]

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Saturday May 31 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 7, Finishers 103 to 126

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 7, Finishers 103 to 126

Posted 5/31/14 – Here are finishers 103 to 126.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been reduced in size and compressed for the web. If […]

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Saturday May 31 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 6, Finishers 87 to 102

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 6, Finishers 87 to 102

Posted 5/31/14 – Here are finishers 87 to 102.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been reduced in size and compressed for the web. If […]

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Saturday May 31 2014

Community Yard Sale This Coming Saturday

Press Release posted 5/31/14 – The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to noon in Sierra Vista Park, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. There are 30 different individuals and organizations selling used or slightly used items found cleaning out garages, […]

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Saturday May 31 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 5, Finishers 65 to 86

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 5, Finishers 65 to 86

Posted 5/31/14 – Here are finishers 65 to 86.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been reduced in size and compressed for the web. If […]

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Saturday May 31 2014

Family Movie Fridays Kick Off In Memorial Park This Friday

Press Release posted 5/31/14 – Thanks to the generous support of the Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation and Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association, the Sierra Madre tradition of Family Movie Fridays continues and is free for all to attend. This is an opportunity for families to spend time together and enjoy a great movie in […]

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Wednesday May 28 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 4, Finishers 43 to 64

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 4, Finishers 43 to 64

Posted 5/27/14 – Here are finishers 43 to 64.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows). Please note – the finish order on this page is out of order, because […]

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Tuesday May 27 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 3, Finishers 25 to 42

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos page 3, Finishers 25 to 42

Posted 5/26/14 – Here are finishers 25 to 42.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).   These photos have been reduced in size and compressed for the web. If […]

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Monday May 26 2014

VFW Post 3208 Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014 – Photo Gallery

VFW Post 3208 Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014 - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/26/14 – I’ll be posting an article and some video from the ceremony later this week, after I dig my way out of all the Trail Race photos.  In the meantime, I thought I’d share the photo gallery, to which I’ll be adding captions later in the week, as well.  Click to enlarge.

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Monday May 26 2014

Timphony, Vargas Repeat Winners of Mt. Wilson Trail Race

Timphony, Vargas Repeat Winners of Mt. Wilson Trail Race

Originally posted 5/24/14, updated 5/25/14 and 5/26/14 – J. J. Timphony won the Mt. Wilson Trail Race today with an unofficial time of 1:00:12.   First place among the women went to the 2013 winner, Mireya Vargas, with an unofficial time of 1:16:02.  Timphony also won the race in 2008 and 2009.  Second place among the […]

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Monday May 26 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos Page 2, Runners 13 – 24

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos Page 2, Runners 13 - 24

Posted 5/26/14 – Here are finishers 13 to 24.  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you can try searching for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows). These photos have been reduced in size and compressed for the web. If […]

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Sunday May 25 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos Runners 1 – 12

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Finish Photos Runners 1 - 12

Posted 5/25/14 – Here are the first finishers in the race, numbers 1 – 12  Since the search feature on my site doesn’t search captions, you’ll need to search for your name or bib number using the “find on this page” feature in your browser (Control-F in Windows).  These photos have been reduced in size […]

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Sunday May 25 2014

Scene at the Trail Race

Scene at the Trail Race

Posted 5/25/14 – The following photos were taken in and around Kersting Court during the race, but are not race finish photos.  Click to enlarge. News Net Main Trail Race Page News Net 2014 Trail Race Main Page

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Sunday May 25 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014 Eve Pasta Feed, Photo Gallery

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014 Eve Pasta Feed, Photo Gallery

Posted 5/25/14 – The night before the Trail Race is always Pasta Feed night, giving runners a chance to load up on carbs, and do an early check in.  This year’s food was provided by StoneFire Grill of Pasadena, and proceeds from the dinner were going to support the world famous Sierra Madre Search and […]

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Sunday May 25 2014

Kids Fun Run at Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014 – Photo Gallery and Video

Kids Fun Run at Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014 - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 5/25/14 – The 9th Annual Kids Fun Run was held at this year’s Mt Wilson Trail Race. After the grown-ups hit the trail, two races for the kids are held. Kids 3 to 6 years old run from Kersting Court up to Highland Ave. and back, and kids 7 to 12 run up to […]

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Sunday May 25 2014

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Pre-Race Photo Gallery

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2014, Pre-Race Photo Gallery

Posted 5/25/14 – Photos from in and around Kersting Court, prior to the start of the race. News Net Main Trail Race Page News Net 2014 Trail Race Main Page

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Saturday May 24 2014

And They’re Off – Trail Race Start Photo Gallery and Video

And They're Off - Trail Race Start Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 5/24/14 – Enjoy the photo gallery of the beginning of the race.  After I stopped shooting stills, I shot about 30 seconds of video, you’ll find it below the photo gallery.  Click an image to enlarge. News Net Main Trail Race Page News Net 2014 Trail Race Main Page

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Wednesday May 21 2014

2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race – Fun for Non-Runners, Too – This Saturday Morning

2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race - Fun for Non-Runners, Too - This Saturday Morning

Press Release posted 5/21/14 – Come join in the excitement of the 2014 Mount Wilson Trail Race! The sold-out race will take off Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 a.m. If you are not running the race, there is still plenty to enjoy in Kersting Court including vendor booths, the Beer Garden, MWTR souvenirs and the […]

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Wednesday May 21 2014

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Book Sale On Tap for June 6th, 7th

Press Release posted 5/21/14 – These hot temperatures lately remind us that it’s time to stock up on our summer reading and the best place to do that is at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale.  Held on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 3:00-7:00pm and Saturday, June 7, 2014 from […]

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Sunday May 18 2014

Sierra Madre Kiwanis Host 4th Annual Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-off

Sierra Madre Kiwanis Host 4th Annual Boot Skootin' Dance and Chili Cook-off

Posted 5/18/14 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club held its 4th annual Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-off in the Sierra Madre Room at the Rec Center on Saturday, with celebrity food critic Peter Dills acting as judge and picking a winner from the five entries in the Chili Cook-off.   Dills selected Chili #5, submitted […]

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Sunday May 18 2014

SMVFA Pancake Breakfast, Photo Gallery

SMVFA Pancake Breakfast, Photo Gallery

Posted 5/18/14 – The SMVFA held its annual pancake breakfast yesterday, and I took a few pictures.  Click to enlarge.

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Sunday May 18 2014

Do Spring Cleaning, Make a Little Money – Community Yard Sale

Do Spring Cleaning, Make a Little Money - Community Yard Sale

Press Release posted 5/18/14 – Community organizations and members are invited to come together with their neighbors to participate in a community yard sale. Participants have the opportunity to clean out their garages, attics, storage sheds and closets without sending those items to landfill.  One vendor that has participated reports raising $800 for their organization […]

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Wednesday May 07 2014

Alcorns, SMSR Recognized by 4th of July Committee as Grand Marshals, Hometown Heroes

Alcorns, SMSR Recognized by 4th of July Committee as Grand Marshals, Hometown Heroes

Press Release posted 5/7/14 – The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2014 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s very own Pat and De Alcorn.  “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of […]

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Wednesday May 07 2014

Congresswoman Judy Chu and Sierra Madre Mayor John Harabedian Salute 104-Year Old Armenian Genocide Survivor Joseph Manjikian

Congresswoman Judy Chu and Sierra Madre Mayor John Harabedian Salute 104-Year Old Armenian Genocide Survivor Joseph Manjikian

Press Release posted 5/7/14 – Joseph Manjikian celebrated his 104th birthday at the Pasadena Highlands with more than one hundred people in attendance, including family, friends, and community leaders. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) presented Mr. Manjikian with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition honoring his life. City of Sierra Madre Mayor John Harabedian, Armenian National Committee […]

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Wednesday May 07 2014

4th of July Parade, Fun Run Registration Open

4th of July Parade, Fun Run Registration Open

Press Releases posted 5/7/14 Registration Begins for 4th of July Parade Entrants, Free Thanks to The Kensington The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Parade is an annual tradition that is an integral part of the Sierra Madre community! This hometown parade features community members, organizations, classic cars, a marching band, kids on their decorated bikes […]

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Wednesday May 07 2014

Sierra Madre City Employees Featured in City Hall Art Show

Press Release posted 5/7/14 – The City of Sierra Madre’s first annual City Employee Art Show at City Hall is currently on view. Nine City employees contributed artwork in various mediums including: photography, sketches, paper tole, water color and colored pencil drawings. The artwork represents a peek into the creative side many of our employees […]

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Wednesday May 07 2014

May 12th Garden Club Meeting to Feature Arboretum CEO Richard Schulhof

May 12th Garden Club Meeting to Feature Arboretum CEO Richard Schulhof

Press Release posted 5/7/14 – Come to the May Garden Club Meeting and hear guest speaker Richard Schulhof, CEO, of the Los Angeles County Arboretum.  His program, “The L.A. Arboretum Through Time”, will include an exploration of the evolving Arboretum and Southern California gardens. At the Arboretum, Richard focuses on programs that promote sustainability and […]

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Wednesday April 30 2014

Art Fair This Weekend, To Feature Food Trucks, Music AND Art

Art Fair This Weekend, To Feature Food Trucks, Music AND Art

Press Release posted 4/30/14 – The 52nd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s art fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre on Saturday, May 3, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 4, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. More than 95 artists will be […]

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Monday April 14 2014

Easter Week Schedule at Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Press Release posted 4/14/14 (Editor’s note – they got me the release on time for these events, I was slow to post it, my apologies) – Celebrate Holy Week & Easter at Sierra Madre’s Village Church of the Ascension. As at any joyous holiday season, you can count on Church of the Ascension – Sierra […]

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Monday April 14 2014

SMHPS to Hold Pre-Renovation Open House at Historic 1887 Home

SMHPS to Hold Pre-Renovation Open House at Historic 1887 Home

Press Release posted 4/14/14 – Sunday, April 27th, the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society (SMHPS) will have a pre-renovation open house and program at the 1887 Blumer Farmhouse, 390 Olive Tree Lane in Sierra Madre.  The event will be held from 2pm-5pm.  Parking will be on Grand View and if assistance is needed accessing the […]

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Monday April 14 2014

Limited Number of Spots Available at Community Yard Sale, June 7th – Register Now

Limited Number of Spots Available at Community Yard Sale, June 7th - Register Now

Press Release posted 4/14/14 – The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is hosting the 4th Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd). Community organizations and members are invited to come together with their neighbors […]

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Saturday April 05 2014

2014 Huck Finn Fishing Derby Winners

Press Release posted 4/5/14 – The City of Sierra Madre Huck Finn Fishing Derby was held this past Saturday, March 29, 2014.  This year 247 youth ages 3-15 participated in the Huck Finn Fishing Derby with many parents, family and friends in attendance as well. The fishing was fantastic this year as most young anglers […]

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Wednesday April 02 2014

“Designing with Succulents” Topic of April 14th Garden Club Meeting

Press Release posted 4/2/14 – Come to the Sierra Madre Garden Clubs meeting on April 14th and hear guest speakers Michael & Danielle Romero share their experience and expertise in growing, designing and crafting with succulents. Michael has worked at the Huntington Library Desert Garden and he and Danielle now work together at California Cactus […]

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Wednesday April 02 2014

4th of July Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

4th of July Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

Press Release posted 4/2/14 – The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th. Parade Grand Marshal nominees should embody the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of […]

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Wednesday April 02 2014

52nd Annual Friend of the Library Art Fair Just Weeks Away…

52nd Annual Friend of the Library Art Fair Just Weeks Away...

Press Release posted 4/2/14 – The 52nd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 90 artists will be displaying and […]

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Saturday March 29 2014

Fish Were Bitin’ at Huck Finn Derby – Photo Gallery and Video

Fish Were Bitin' at Huck Finn Derby - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 3/29/14 – The fish were bitin’ early this morning at the Huck Finn Fishing Derby.  Following a night of camping that included some unexpected shaking from a 5.1 earthquake, the kids were up early to catch some fish.  The Derby continues through 11:30 this morning, cost is $10 for kids up to 15 years […]

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Tuesday March 18 2014

City Council Candidate Forum Tonight

City Council Candidate Forum Tonight

Press Release posted 3/18/14 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a televised City Council Candidate Debate in the Council Chambers at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. The debate will be aired live on Channel 3 for Time Warner Customers and can be streamed live online […]

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Sunday March 16 2014

Hot and Sunny Wistaria Festival – Photo Gallery

Hot and Sunny Wistaria Festival - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/16/17 – On a hot sunny day that my phone tells me reached 90 degrees, the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s annual Wistaria Festival today.  Noticing an unusually high incidence of emergency personnel on the boulevard today, I spoke to SM Police Chief Larry Giannone at about 3pm, and as of then, […]

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Saturday March 15 2014

Creative Arts Group Popular Garden Tour Set for April 13th

Creative Arts Group Popular Garden Tour Set for April 13th

Press Release posted 3/15/14 – Creative Arts Group’s 20th annual Art of the Garden tour will take place Sunday, April 13th from 10:30-4:30 pm.  Four outstanding residential gardens in the San Marino/Pasadena area will be on display showcasing landscapes as divergent as the homes they adorn. This year’s tour includes a gated French Regency estate […]

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Monday March 10 2014

One Book One City Finishes on an Inspiring Note

Press Release posted 3/10/14 – Author Brings Her Book Alive to Capacity Crowd The Sierra Madre Public Library wrapped 2014 One Book One City choice, Maisie Dobbs, concluded a month of exciting free events revolving around its 2014 One Book One City choice, Maisie Dobbs, with an extremely well-received appearance by the author Jacqueline Winspear. Winspear spoke about World War […]

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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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Monday March 10 2014

Ascension to Host Post Wistaria Festival Lenten Evensong

Press Release posted 3/10/14 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – Ascension – invites the community to join the choir as they present a Choral Evensong for Lent on Sunday, March 16, at 5:00 p.m. This beautiful service of music and meditation will incorporate selections from the Renaissance through the present day, including works by Thomas […]

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Wednesday February 26 2014

Special Wistaria Postmark Tradition to Continue At This Year’s Festival

Special Wistaria Postmark Tradition to Continue At This Year's Festival

Press Release posted 2/26/14 – The United States Postal Service and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announce a special postal cancellation to celebrate The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival. This special postmark will be available at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, Sunday March 16, 2014 at the Wistaria Festival Postal Station located at Kersting Court in […]

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Tuesday February 25 2014

Second and Final Community Forest Management Plan Workshop Thursday at City Hall

Press Release posted 2/25/14 – The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Commission is holding its second and final workshop seeking the public’s input on the future of Sierra Madre’s Community Forest Thursday, February 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the City Hall Council Chambers.  This workshop will also include a professional Tree Care Presentation with […]

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Sunday February 23 2014

Annual Wistaria Festival Set For March 16th, Shuttle Tickets Now On Sale

Annual Wistaria Festival Set For March 16th, Shuttle Tickets Now On Sale

Press Release posted 2/23/14 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Wistaria Festival on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival first began in the early 20th century, drawing as many as 100,000 people over an extended period of time. Now the vine, which is on private property, is available to the […]

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Friday February 21 2014

UPDATED – SierraMadreSue Behrens Music News – Fab Feb & March Madness!

UPDATED - SierraMadreSue Behrens Music News - Fab Feb & March Madness!

Originally Posted 2/17/14, updated 2/21/14 – You can discard the Music News I sent last week and keep this one handy…Check out the new additions on 2/22 and 2/23 in particular – alot going on this weekend! – *EVERY SUNDAY – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443.  Sunday BLUES […]

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Wednesday February 19 2014

Huck Finn Derby Campout Registration Opens Feb. 24th

Press Release posted 2/19/14 – The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout will be here before you know it: Friday, March 28, 2014 – Sunday, March 30, 2014. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre Holding Basins next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard. The event is sponsored […]

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Wednesday February 19 2014

Author Appearance To Cap One Book, One City Festivities

Press Release posted 2/19/14 – Jacqueline Winspear, author of Maisie Dobbs, will speak at The Gooden School on Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. as the culminating event of the Sierra Madre Public Library’s One Book, One City program. Maisie Dobbs is a mystery novel, but also the story of an extraordinary young woman living […]

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Tuesday February 18 2014

Nearly Two Hundred Turn Out to Help Gordon Caldwell Celebrate His 90th Birthday

Nearly Two Hundred Turn Out to Help Gordon Caldwell Celebrate His 90th Birthday

Posted 2/18/14 – One hundred and eighty people filled the patio of the Villa del sol d’Oro at Alverno High School on Monday to celebrate the 90th birthday of Gordon Caldwell, former owner of Gem Plumbing, WWII veteran, and longtime Sierra Madre volunteer.  They dined on mixed green salad, chicken and tri-tip, mashed potatoes, and steamed […]

Monday February 17 2014

Twenty Couples Renew Vows for Valentine’s Day

Twenty Couples Renew Vows for Valentine's Day

Posted 2/17/14 – Twenty couples renewed their marriage vows in front of friends and family on Valentine’s Day at Alverno High School’s Villa del sol d’Oro as part of a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Sierra Madre’s International Water Project.  Each of the couples paid a fee to participate, and guests paid to attend. […]

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Monday February 17 2014

44th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting this Friday

Press Release posted 2/17/14 – For an evening of fine wine and cuisine and lively entertainment join us at the 44th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting.   This elegant affair is being held on Friday evening, February 21, 2014, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre,  CA. (parking […]

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Monday February 17 2014

Holden To Host Community Briefing On Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) In California

Press Release posted 2/17/14 – The debate over hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, is growing more contentious by the day. Arguments over whether and how to extract California’s oil and natural gas resources have devolved into angry exchanges of talking points and it’s becoming harder and harder to tell what is fact and what is fiction. […]

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Monday February 17 2014

Changes to Trail Race Registration Procedures Benefit Madreans That Want to Run

Changes to Trail Race Registration Procedures Benefit Madreans That Want to Run

Press Release posted 2/17/14 – Registration for the Mount Wilson Trail Race is fast approaching and the sign up process has changed slightly this year. For 2014 the first 100 spaces for the race will be made available to Sierra Madre residents only, leaving 200 spaces available for open registration. For more information about the […]

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Monday February 17 2014

Woman’s Club, SMHPS to Celebrate 100 Years of Essick House at One Book, One City Event Thursday

Woman's Club, SMHPS to Celebrate 100 Years of Essick House at One Book, One City Event Thursday

Posted 2/17/14 – This Thursday, Feb. 20th, from 7 to 9pm as part of the Sierra Madre Public Library’s One Book, One City event, the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club and the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will team up for a special evening remember WWI, the subject of “Maisie Dobbs” the book chosen by the […]

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Monday February 10 2014

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Approaching

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Approaching

Press Release posted 2/10/14 – With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’d be no better gift than tickets to the 44th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting.   Being  held on Friday evening, February 21, 2014, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre,  CA., the event will be an elegant […]

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Sunday January 26 2014

Pergolas Feted at Chamber Dinner as 2013 Citizens of the Year

Pergolas Feted at Chamber Dinner as 2013 Citizens of the Year

Posted 1/26/14 – More than one hundred people turned out to Peppertree Grill last night for an evening of good friends, shared memories, Italian buffet dinner and a beautiful cake decorated with Wistaria made by one of Sierra Madre’s newest businesses Poppy Cake Bakery (located where Wildflour Baking Co. used to be). Since 1966 when […]

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Monday January 20 2014

Rotary Club Invites You to Renew Your Vows This Valentine’s Day

Rotary Club Invites You to Renew Your Vows This Valentine's Day

Posted 1/18/14 – The Sierra Madre Rotary Club invites you to renew your marriage vows and help others at the same time.  This Valentine’s Day at the Villa del sol d’Oro on the campus of Alverno High School, Sierra Madre Rotary is hosting a Wedding Vow Renewal event, for couples that have been struck by […]

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Sunday January 19 2014

Lattes and Literature at Sierra Madre Woman’s Club

Lattes and Literature at Sierra Madre Woman's Club

By Phyllis Chapman – posted 1/19/14 – Sierra Madre Woman’s Club invites you to attend their Lattes and Literature event with local authors on Saturday, Feb. 1st at 11:30am. This will be held at Essick House, the Club’s historic clubhouse located at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Reading enthusiasts will hear from four authors (Faye […]

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Saturday January 18 2014

Register now for Sierra Madre Whale Watching Trip

Register now for Sierra Madre Whale Watching Trip

Press Release posted 1/18/14 – Join the Community Services Department for its annual Whale Watching excursion in Long Beach on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:00am-3:30pm. Enjoy a two hour narrated tour by Aquarium of the Pacific staff, charter boat with a two level viewing deck, and charter bus transportation to and from Long Beach. […]

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Saturday January 18 2014

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library February Best Used Book Sale

Press Release posted 1/18/14 – Vintage books will be featured at the next Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale to be held in the basement and back parking lot of the library on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  […]

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Saturday January 04 2014

Catching the Big One in Kersting Court – Photo Gallery

Catching the Big One in Kersting Court - Photo Gallery

Posted 1/4/13 – The Mayor’s Trophy winning Sierra Madre Rose Float “Catching the Big One” spent the day in Kersting Court yesterday, having arrived Thursday evening, and leaving to head back to the barn late yesterday afternoon.  SMRFA seemed to have a successful day fundraising with flower sales, as evidenced by the empty buckets visible […]

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Sunday December 08 2013

Who Ville Photo Gallery and Video

Who Ville Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 12/8/2013 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted Who Ville in downtown Sierra Madre to kick off the holiday season yesterday.  There were snow sled runs, a train ride for the kids, horse and buggy rides, non-profits selling items as fundraisers at their vendor booths in Kersting Court, and visits from Santa and the […]

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Saturday December 07 2013

Foothill Unity Center’s Sierra Madre Fundraiser at The Lodge Saturday, Dec. 14

Foothill Unity Center's Sierra Madre Fundraiser at The Lodge Saturday, Dec. 14

Press Release posted 12/7/13 – Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary invites you to join us at our 14th Annual Holiday Season Benefit for Foothill Unity Center on Saturday December 14, 2013, 5 to 9 p.m. at THE LODGE at Sierra Madre, 33 East Sierra Madre Boulevard.  Come share an entertaining evening with friends and neighbors featuring the fabulous Mercy and the Merkettes plus […]

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Saturday December 07 2013

Join the Village Church for a Community Potluck before the Candlelight Walk

Press Release posted 12/7/13 – Planning to participate in Sierra Madre’s traditional Candlelight Walk on December 22? Walk up the hill a little early (5:30), stop at the Church of the Ascension, and share in food and fellowship at the Village Church’s Community Potluck Dinner (bring enough of your favorite salad, main dish, or dessert […]

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Thursday December 05 2013

Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk) This Saturday

Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk) This Saturday

Press Release posted 12/5/13 – On Saturday, December 7, 12-5pm, downtown Sierra Madre will be bustling with creativity as local artists and musicians join with over twenty-five small businesses and restaurants to celebrate art and community during the Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk). SMArt Walk has been formally launched by local businesses, artists and […]

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Saturday November 30 2013

Who Ville to Feature Grinch, Santa, Elf on Small Business Saturday

Who Ville to Feature Grinch, Santa, Elf on Small Business Saturday

Posted 11/30/13, from the Chamber’s Facebook page – Join the Sierra Madre community at our annual Whoville Festival the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Support our local businesses for Small Business Saturday and be there for our annual tree lighting. There will also be snow, a horse and buggy, Santa, and even the Grinch! Don’t forget your blankets […]

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Saturday November 30 2013

Author Book Signing at Who Ville Today

Posted 11/30/13 – The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society has announced that Michele Zack, author of the Sierra Madre Centennial book “Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre”, will be available this Saturday at the SMHPS booth at Sierra Madre’s Whoville celebration. Michele will be available to personalize your book purchase from 2pm – 3:30pm. The […]

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Thursday November 28 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sales

Press Release posted 11/28/13 – With the weather finally getting chillier and the daylight hours growing shorter, winter is a good time to curl up on your couch with a good book.  And wonderful places to find many good books are the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Member’s Preview Book Sale and the Best […]

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Thursday November 28 2013

Civic Club Shoppe to be Open at Who Ville on Saturday

Civic Club Shoppe to be Open at Who Ville on Saturday

Press Release posted 11/28/13 – On Saturday, November 30, the Sierra Madre Civic Club Shoppe will join the Grinch and be back in Kersting Court as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s Who Ville Festival. The  Shoppe will offer beautiful knitted items such as scarves, hats, fingerless gloves, darling baby accessories, and many other unique […]

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Thursday November 28 2013

Committee Members and Volunteers Wanted for the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee

Press Release posted 11/28/13 – Join in the fun of hosting Sierra Madre’s favorite hometown tradition, 4th of July! The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and friendly volunteers to serve as a committee member or day-of volunteer. Committee members would assist with various tasks to help with the […]

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Tuesday November 05 2013

Creative Arts Group Annual Art Festival This Weekend, Reception Friday to Kick It Off

Creative Arts Group Annual Art Festival This Weekend, Reception Friday to Kick It Off

Press Release posted 11/5/13 –Creative Arts Group will kick off its 2013 Art Festival with a gala opening and reception Friday, November 8th from 7 – 9 p.m.  The work of more than 60 artists will be on display and for sale in the Jameson Gallery and Art Center located at 108 N. Baldwin Ave. […]

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Monday November 04 2013

Bottle Shop 50th Anniversary Party – Videos

Posted 11/4/13 – As we posted on Halloween, the Bottle Shop had a big party on the 26th to celebrate 50 years in business here in Sierra Madre.  Our previous post had lots of pictures from the event, with a promise of video to follow.  Here are the videos, featuring the afternoon’s live entertainment by […]

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Alegria Avenue – Photo Gallery

Halloween 2013, Alegria Avenue - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/2/13 – It was a bittersweet Halloween celebration on Alegria Avenue on Thursday, with the excitement that the big day was finally here, but sadly, one of the original folks who helped build this street extravaganza into what it is, Doug Sutcliffe was missing, having passed away earlier this month.    But the festivities carried […]

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Kiwanis Costume Contest – Photo Gallery

Halloween 2013, Kiwanis Costume Contest - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/2/13 – Every year the Kiwanis Club sponsors a Halloween Costume Contest in Memorial Park.  Here are the pictures I shot.  I have a whole bunch of videos to edit, too.  Check back for them.

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Costume Parade – Video

Posted 11/2/13 – In between the trick or treating downtown and the Kiwanis sponsored Costume Contest in the park, there’s a parade from Kersting Court to Memorial Park, led by the Sierra Madre Fire Dept.  Here’s the video I shot of the parade on Thursday.

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Saturday November 02 2013

Halloween 2013, Downtown Trick or Treating – Photo Gallery

Halloween 2013, Downtown Trick or Treating - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/2/13 – SMPD, with help from SMPD Volunteers (thank you very much), closed down Sierra Madre Blvd. and Baldwin Ave. in the downtown district for Halloween Trick or Treaters that visited participating businesses and received candy and other treats on Thursday, Halloween.  While they were there, many of them signed up with Kiwanians, assisted […]

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Friday November 01 2013

Halloween 2013

Halloween 2013

As always, Sierra Madre was rockin’ on Halloween.  Follow the links below, they’ll take you to photo galleries and video coverage of the various events around town. Window Painting, the Painters sponsored by Sierra Madre Civic Club Window Painting, the Painted sponsored by Sierra Madre Civic Club Downtown Trick or Treating Costume Parade to Memorial Park Costume […]

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Thursday October 31 2013

Bottle Shop Celebrates 50 Years – Photo Gallery

Bottle Shop Celebrates 50 Years - Photo Gallery

Posted 10/31/13 – The Bottle Shop had a big party last Saturday to celebrate 50 years in business in Sierra Madre.  Enjoy the photo gallery.  And here’s video of the Mellow Dz performing, too.

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Sunday October 27 2013

Halloween Window Painting 2013 Photo Gallery – The Painted

Halloween Window Painting 2013 Photo Gallery - The Painted

Posted 10/27/13 – I think I got every entry this year.  If you want to skip ahead in the pictures, I started at Happy’s and headed west on the South side of SM Blvd., got to Lima and turned around and came back on the North side of the Blvd.  Then I went up the […]

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Sunday October 27 2013

Halloween Window Painting, 2013 Photo Gallery – The Painters

Halloween Window Painting, 2013 Photo Gallery - The Painters

Posted 10/27/13 – These pictures were taken on Friday, while the kids were painting the windows.  Most of them have the kids painting, though I got to some locations after the kids were done.  Later I’ll be posting pictures I took on Saturday, when the windows were complete.  Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that there were […]

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Sunday October 27 2013

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2013

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers, 2013

Posted 10/27/13 – I stopped by Doug and Heather Parker’s place on Alegria Saturday, after being invited to stop by for moving day.  I’ve covered moving day in the past, and gotten some great pictures and video.  Unfortunately, the way my day worked out this year, I was too late for the actual moving.  But […]

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Monday October 21 2013

The Bottle Shop To Celebrate 50 Years Of Service To Sierra Madre This Saturday, 10/26

The Bottle Shop To Celebrate 50 Years Of Service To Sierra Madre This Saturday, 10/26

Posted 10/21/13 – In October of 1963, Bill Sullivan was notified by his brother, Frank, of a business opportunity in the city of Sierra Madre.  At the time, Bill lived in Chicago, Illinois where he worked as a steamfitter.  After hearing from his brother, he made a phone call to California and made arrangements to […]

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Saturday October 12 2013

Annual Harvest Festival Promises Fun-Filled Weekend!

Annual Harvest Festival Promises Fun-Filled Weekend!

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Celebrate Fall in Sierra Madre with two exciting days of St. Rita’s annual Harvest Festival, Oct. 18 and 19. The weekend kicks off in the spirit of Oktoberfest with Beer, Brats & Bingo on Friday night, followed by the school’s annual Harvest Festival on Saturday — a community and family-favorite […]

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Saturday October 12 2013

Window Painting Deadline Extended Until Tuesday

Press Release posted 12/12/13 – UPDATE: The deadline for submissions for the 2013 Halloween Window Painting Contest has been extended to Tuesday, October 15 at 5:00pm. The City of Sierra Madre is closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day. Please be sure to turn in your applications no later than Tuesday, October 15. Drop […]

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Saturday October 12 2013

Senior Excursions for November and December – Jeopardy Taping and Christmas Show at Candlelight Pavillion

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Jeopardy Taping at Sony Studios – $15.00 On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 visit the Sony Studios in Culver City for the taping of Jeopardy!, America’s favorite quiz show. The show is the winner of a 2012 Peabody award and 30 Emmy awards, including the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation. […]

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Saturday October 12 2013

In-n-Out Children’s Reading Program at the Library – Burgers and Books!

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Children ages 4-12 are invited to sign up for the In-N-Out reading program, now through Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Each child reads five books at his or her reading level and notes the titles on a reading log.  After five books are read, a […]

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Saturday October 12 2013

Library to Host Harry Potter Party

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Do you dare to try the flavors of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans? Have you always wanted your own golden snitch? Children, you are invited to join Hogwarts at the Sierra Madre Library on Saturday, October 26, 2013  from 3:00 to 5:00 p. m. and be sorted into your houses, […]

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Saturday October 12 2013

Compost Giveaway This Morning

Compost Giveaway This Morning

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – The City of Sierra Madre and Athens Services are providing free compost to Sierra Madre residents today, October 12 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The compost event is located on the west side of Sierra Vista Park next to the sand volleyball and basketball courts. Sierra Vista Park is located at 611 E. […]

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Friday September 13 2013

2013 Sierra Madre Honors… Dinner Held at Alverno

2013 Sierra Madre Honors... Dinner Held at Alverno

Posted 10/12/14 – The 2013 Sierra Madre Honors… Dinner and Awards was held on Thursday, September 12th at the Villa del Sol d’Oro on the Alverno campus.   Sierra Madre Honors… is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… recognizes all out-going City Commissioners, and awardees selected […]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

Fall Activities for All Ages at the Sierra Madre Public Library

Press Release posted 9/10/13 – Sign-up Now as a Teen History Docent Teens interested in becoming a volunteer history docent can sign up now at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Beginning in September, five teens at a time will train and give tours during a five-week period using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local […]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

Wellness in the Park – Health Fair Next Weekend, 9/21

Wellness in the Park – Health Fair Next Weekend, 9/21

Press Release posted 9/10/13 – Wellness in the Park brings together health and wellness related organizations, speakers and screenings to the Sierra Madre Community, specifically seniors. Hosted by the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and Senior Community Commission, the event takes place on Saturday, September 21st from 9am to 12pm at Memorial Park, […]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

Annual Oktoberfest Golf & Tennis Tournament Fundraiser Saturday, October 19th, Register Now

Annual Oktoberfest Golf & Tennis Tournament Fundraiser Saturday, October 19th, Register Now

Press Release posted 9/10/13 – It’s once again that time of year when the golf clubs are pulled out, the tennis racquets are restrung, and the day ends with some beer and brats! The City of Sierra Madre’s 9th Annual Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament fundraiser is right around the corner, and promises to be […]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

Fall, Winter Halloween Books to be Featured at October Book Sale

Press Release posted 9/10/13 – Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my!  Children and adult books with a Halloween theme will be featured at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00AM-2:00PM in the basement and back parking […]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

T of R Princess Tryouts This Weekend

T of R Princess Tryouts This Weekend

Press Release posted 9/10/13 –  WHAT: The Annual Tournament of Roses® Royal Court Tryouts As many as 1,000 Pasadena-area young women will compete for the opportunity to be part of the 2013-2014 Royal Court. Hopeful contestants from Pasadena and the surrounding communities will vie to represent their community, school and the Tournament of Roses as ambassadors making […]

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Saturday August 31 2013

City Announces 2013 Sierra Madre Honors… Awardees

Press Release posted 8/31/13 – Sierra Madre Honors… is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… recognizes all out-going City Commissioners, and awardees selected from nominations submitted to the Mayor’s Ad-Hoc Committee comprised of past recipients. The following are the […]

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Saturday August 31 2013

Household Hazardous Waste Roundup Today Until 2PM

Household Hazardous Waste Roundup Today Until 2PM

Posted 8/31/13 – This year’s event will be held this Saturday, August 31st at the Mariposa Avenue Parking Lot. From 9:00am to 2:00pm, residents are welcome to bring their household hazardous waste and electronic waste items for proper disposal at no charge. Sponsored jointly by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and the Department of Public Works. The […]

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Sunday August 04 2013

Sierra Madre Police Department Hosting 2013 National Night Out This Tuesday

Sierra Madre Police Department Hosting 2013 National Night Out This Tuesday

Press Release posted 8/4/13 – The Sierra Madre Police Department will be holding the Annual National Night Out Event on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. This community and family oriented event will take place from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Memorial Park, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Please join us for a fun-filled evening […]

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Sunday August 04 2013

Tonight’s Concert to Feature The Undercover Girls

Press Release posted 8/4/13 – Rock out this Sunday, August 4th with The Undercover Girls. This dynamic, all-girl rock and roll group will bring you to your feet with their electrifying live sound and high-caliber performance! They cover a wide range of groups such as The Rolling Stones, Heart, Aerosmith, Pat Benatar, Steppenwolf, Nirvana, Paul […]

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Saturday August 03 2013

Sierra Madre Merchants/Artists Participate in Second SMArt Walk – Photo Gallery and Video

Sierra Madre Merchants/Artists Participate in Second SMArt Walk - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 8/3/13 – The second Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk) took place last night, and it sure seemed like there were more people downtown than usual.  Lots of merchants stayed open late, offered refreshments, displayed art by local artists, and allowed local artists to display/sell their work out on the sidewalk in front of […]

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Tuesday July 30 2013

Second SMArt Walk This Friday Evening

Second SMArt Walk This Friday Evening

Press Release posted 7/30/13 – On Friday evening, August 2nd, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., downtown Sierra Madre will be bustling with creativity as local artists and musicians join with over twenty-five small businesses and restaurants to celebrate art and community during the Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk). SMArt Walk has been formally launched by local […]

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Tuesday July 30 2013

Kiwanis Celebrate 86th with Jane Fuller Concert

Kiwanis Celebrate 86th with Jane Fuller Concert

Posted 7/30/13 – Sierra Madre Kiwanis sponsored the July 28th Concert in the Park, featuring Sierra Madre’s own Jane Fuller. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by The Kensington, an Assisted Living Residence. Kiwanis also celebrated their 86th birthday by giving out free birthday cake to the crowd, and balloons to the kids in attendance. […]

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Sunday July 21 2013

Harry as Elvis Takes Sierra Madre by Storm

Harry as Elvis Takes Sierra Madre by Storm

Posted 7/21/13 – At tonight’s Concert in the Park, the Rotary Club again sponsored Harry Shahoian as Elvis, as they have for several years now.  Harry informed the crowd that he has been performing as Elvis for 20 years now, and he’s still going strong, currently performing at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, and […]

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Sunday July 21 2013

4th of July Concert Videos – Groovy Lemon Pie

Posted 7/21/13 – This year’s 4th of July concert featured Groovy Lemon Pie.  Click here to view the photo gallery, click here to return to the main 2013 4th of July Index Page, click a video below to see and hear them performing. We Won’t Get Fooled Again, Is She Really Going Out With Him, […]

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Sunday July 21 2013

Friends’ Book Sale to Include Free Wine Glass, While Supplies Last

Press Release posted 7/21/13 – If your stack of summer reading material is getting low, the best place to replenish the stack is at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 10:00AM-2:00PM.  The library is located […]

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Sunday July 21 2013

4th of July 2013 – Community Picnic in the Park, Video

Posted 7/21/13 – After the parade on the fourth, there was a Community Picnic in the Park.  Sierra Madre Civic Club sponsored and oversaw traditional games such as a three-legged race, egg toss, balloon toss and more, Gem City Jazz Cats performed big band and swing, there were several food trucks on hand, the pool […]

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Monday July 15 2013

Decades of Rock Concert Sponsored by The Spero Foundation, Videos

Posted 7/15/13 – Decades of Rock performed at last night’s Concert in the Park, sponsored by The Spero Foundation.  The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by The Kensington, an Assisted Living Residence.  Here are photos from last night: http://www.sierramadrenews.net/?p=15121.  Click here to go back to the Summer Concert Series Index Page.  Here’s the first of three […]

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Monday July 15 2013

Luke Mulholland Band Concert Sponsored by Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation, 7/7/13

Luke Mulholland Band Concert Sponsored by Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation, 7/7/13

Posted 7/7/13 – The Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation sponsored the Luke Mulholland Band on Sunday July 7th.  The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by The Kensington, an Assisted Living Residence.  Meet ‘n Potatoes food truck was there for grub… Enjoy the photo gallery, below the video.  Click a photo below to enlarge.  Click here to […]

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Thursday July 11 2013

The Spero Foundation & the 2013 Sierra Madre Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run Report

The Spero Foundation & the 2013 Sierra Madre Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run Report

Press Release posted 7/11/13 – The Spero Foundation and the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee welcomed over 200 participants to this year’s 3rd Annual Fire Cracker Fun Run.  At the request of many runners last year, the course was designed to be an official 5K run; however, in keeping with the model “Fun Run” […]

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Thursday July 11 2013

Decades of Rock to Perform at Sunday’s Concert in the Park, Sponsored by Spero Foundation

Decades of Rock to Perform at Sunday's Concert in the Park, Sponsored by Spero Foundation

Press Release posted 7/11/13 – The Decades of Rock, a professional rock band, containing members of The Aluminum Marshmallow, Thee Crystal Maze and The Fabulous Satellites, will be playing horn driver classic rock from all your favorite decades, this Sunday, July 14th  from 6-8PM in the band shell at Sierra Madre’s historic “Cannon Park.” This […]

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Sunday July 07 2013

4th of July 2013 Community Picnic in the Park – Photo Gallery

4th of July 2013 Community Picnic in the Park - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/7/13 – As part of the 4th of July festivities, there was a Community Picnic in the Park.  The pool was open free of charge, the beer garden was open, as was the dunk tank, there were multiple food trucks.  Civic Club sold confetti eggs, but they also sponsored and oversaw old time games […]

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2013

Posted 7/6/13 – Here’s the main 4th of July index page, with links to photos and videos from previous years. Here’s the Schedule of Activities for the 3rd and 4th of July, 2013. Here’s the parade lineup for 2013. Here’s the 4th of July Festivities flyer the 4th of July Committee mailed to all residents. Here’s […]

Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 – Video

Posted 7/6/13 – Here are some brief snippets of video from the parade, featuring the Gooden School Band, the SM City College Band, the JROTC, Katrelya Angus belly dancing, The Unknown Band, Sierra Madre Music’s Tuesday Night Band, The Shriners’ mini-cars, the Rose Float, The Playhouse entry, some ice chests zooming around, SMFD, and an […]

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Photo Gallery 6 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Photo Gallery 6 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 6 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Mother Moo, Moms Across America March to Label GMOs, Daughters of the American Revolution, SMFD, Madre Deeres and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 5 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 5 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 5 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Don Benito Cub Scouts, Hastings Ranch Nursery School, Sierra Madre Music, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Gold Lightning All-Stars 8U Softball Champs.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 4 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 4 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 4 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Simpson Citrus Grove, Kiwanis, Mtn. Views News, Vintage Cyclery, Horseless Carriages and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 3 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 3 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 3 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes The Unknown Band, Lucky Baldwin’s, St. Rita Parish, Alverno High, Shriner’s Mini-cars, Mary’s Market, SMLL and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 2 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 2 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 2 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Sierra Madre City College, Local Elected Officials, Citizen of the Year and Older American of the Year, world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team and more.  Return to the 2013 […]

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 1 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 1 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 1 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes CERT, Grand Marshal VFW Post 3208, CERT, Military Museum, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Supervisor Mike Antonovich, and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Friday July 05 2013

Firecracker 5K Draws 200 Runners in Sierra Madre

Firecracker 5K Draws 200 Runners in Sierra Madre

Posted 7/5/13 – Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page. For the third year in a row, the Spero Foundation put on a Firecracker Fun Run as part of the 4th of July festivities.  This year there were a couple new twists.  In order to make the run an official 5K, the starting […]

Thursday July 04 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Festivities Photo Gallery, Woman’s Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Sierra Madre 4th of July Festivities Photo Gallery, Woman's Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Posted 7/4/13 –Here’s a photo gallery of shots from the Woman’s Club open house before the parade, and other pre-parade images.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Thursday July 04 2013

July 3rd Festivities at Memorial Park – Photo Gallery, Bubble Wrap Fireworks Video, More to Come

July 3rd Festivities at Memorial Park - Photo Gallery, Bubble Wrap Fireworks Video, More to Come

Posted 7/3/13 –   If you’re looking for information on today’s activities, it’s in the article directly below this one.  Here are the photos from the July 3rd festivities, below the video of the bubble wrap fireworks.  I also have lots of Groovy Lemon Pie concert video, and some dunk tank video.  Check back for […]

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Sunday June 30 2013

SMVFA Sponsors “Hard Days Night” Concert in the Park – Photos and Video

SMVFA Sponsors

Posted 6/30/13 – The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association sponsored tonight’s Concert in the Park, featuring a Beatles tribute band called “Hard Day’s Night”.  Next week’s concert will feature the Luke Mulholland Band (Blues), sponsored by the Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation.  The Summer Concert in the Park series is sponsored by the The Kensington, an Assisted Living […]

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Saturday June 29 2013

Civic Club Sponsors Cow Bop Concert in the Park – Photos and Video

Civic Club Sponsors Cow Bop Concert in the Park - Photos and Video

Posted 6/29/13 – The Sierra Madre Civic Club sponsored last week’s Concert in the Park, featuring a local band, Cow Bop, and their unique blend of country and bebop.  This week’s concert tomorrow night will feature a Beatles tribute band called “Hard Day’s Night”, and is sponsored by the SMVFA.  The Summer Concert in the […]

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Friday June 28 2013

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – reminders and new EDitions!

Posted 6/28/13 – Note: the new listings are preceded by ***s.  Check ’em out…..  I may not be sending any updates till after the 4th of July – so I hope you all have a fun holiday!  And for those of you in Sierra Madre dealing with the severe water restrictions – if you’re gonna be […]

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Tuesday June 25 2013

Updated 4th of July Information

Posted 6/25/13 – Updated 4th of July Schedule July 3rd ★ 5:00pm -10:00pm 5:00pm Memorial Park opens for events ★ Beer Garden ★ Food Trucks ★ Non-Profit Booths ★ CIVIC CLUB CONFETTI EGGS ★ KIDS FUN ZONE ★Food by★ ★ Kiwanis-Sierra Madre Pizza Co. ★ Bool BBQ ★ Rounds Burger ★ Trailer Park Truck ★ […]

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Saturday June 22 2013

Chicken and Ravioli Dinners Back, One Night Only, at Lizzie’s Trail Inn

Chicken and Ravioli Dinners Back, One Night Only, at Lizzie's Trail Inn

Press Release posted 6/22/13 – Saturday, July 20, from 5pm-8pm, the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will be serving a Chicken & Ravioli Dinner at Mt. Wilson Trail Park, 189 East Mira Monte Avenue.  We are inviting the public to celebrate with us at our fund-raiser dinner benefitting our museums, Lizzie’s Trail Inn and the […]

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Saturday June 15 2013

Civic Club to Host Concert in the Park

Civic Club to Host Concert in the Park

Press Release posted 6/15/13 – Sierra Madre’s own home-based and wildly popular band, Cow Bop, will bring its unique mix of swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities and tons of fun to a free concert in the park on June 23rd at the Memorial Park Band Shell, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., […]

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Saturday June 15 2013

Fathers’ Day Happenings at Adams Pack Station

Press Release posted 6/15/13 – Wondering what to do with your dad this Sunday? How about taking him for a hike (or a walk) and then enjoy some great music and pulled pork sandwiches (also a veggie dish)??? What a better way to spend family time.   This  Sunday’s line up is: 6/16/2013     NOON-02:00         Bryan Chan   […]

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Saturday June 15 2013

City Council Calls Special Meeting Re: Mandatory Water Conservation

Press Release posted 6/15/13 – The Sierra Madre City Council has scheduled a Special Council meeting to discuss the implementation of Mandatory Water Conservation Measures.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers at 232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard.  The meeting is open to the […]

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Saturday June 15 2013

Community Yard Sale A Success

Community Yard Sale A Success

Press Release Posted 6/15/13 – The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission hosted the 3rd Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The Senior Community Commission raised $220 from sales at their booth with proceeds benefiting senior programs and services. The Senior Community Commission would like to […]

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Sunday June 02 2013

First SMArt Walk This Friday

First SMArt Walk This Friday

Press Release posted 6/2/13 – Reviving Sierra Madre’s reputation as a place where art and creativity thrive, a group of local businesses have come together to initiate the first Sierra Madre Art Walk. On the first Friday of every other month (view scheduled dates) Sierra Madre will be bustling with creativity as local artists and musicians […]

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Tuesday May 28 2013

2013 Kids Fun Run Warm-up and Finish Video

Posted 5/28/13 – Since 2006 , in addition to the Trail Race, there is a kid’s race run that is run separately, called the Kid’s Fun Run.  In this, the eighth running of the race, there were two separate divisions, one for kids 3 to 6, and another for kids 7 to 12.  The race is […]

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Tuesday May 28 2013

Kid’s Fun Run Always a Joy to Watch

Kid's Fun Run Always a Joy to Watch

Posted 5/28/13 – Since 2006 , in addition to the Trail Race, there is a kid’s race run that is run separately, called the Kid’s Fun Run.  In this, the eighth running of the race, there were two separate divisions, one for kids 3 to 6, and another for kids 7 to 12.  The race […]

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Monday May 27 2013

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Main Index Page

Posted 5/26/13 Official Mount Wilson Trail Race page SMNN Trail Race Page (links to past photos and results) Official Results, 2013 race (updated)   Pre-Race Article Photos of Start of Race, Start of Fun Run Video With Photos of Start of Race Initial Post-Race Article, Winner’s Photos Event Photos, Non-Racing Fun Run Photos  Fun Run Video Race […]

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 21

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Monday May 27 2013

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 20

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 20

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 19

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 18

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 17

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 16

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 15

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 14

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Monday May 27 2013

VFW Post 3208 to Hold Memorial Service Monday, 11AM

Posted 5/25/13 – VFW Post 3208 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery tomorrow, the 27th, at 11am.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Sandwiches, chips and beverages catered after the service by Bean Town.

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Monday May 27 2013

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 13

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 13

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 12

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Monday May 27 2013

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 11

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 11

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Monday May 27 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 10

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Sunday May 26 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 9

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Sunday May 26 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 8

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Sunday May 26 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 7

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Sunday May 26 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 6

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Sunday May 26 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 5

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Sunday May 26 2013

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2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 4

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Sunday May 26 2013

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 3

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 3

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Sunday May 26 2013

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 1

2013 Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Finish Photos Page 1

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Saturday May 25 2013

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2013 – Event, Non-Race Photos

Mt. Wilson Trail Race 2013 - Event, Non-Race Photos

Posted 5/25/13 – Click on a photo to enlarge

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Saturday May 25 2013

Photos of All Three Race Starts

Photos of All Three Race Starts

Posted 5/25/13 – I’ll be posting higher res shots of these later, but here’s the smaller shots.  Thanks to Teri Buchanan for letting me use her shot.      

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Saturday May 25 2013

Another Mt. Wilson Trail Race Complete

Another Mt. Wilson Trail Race Complete

Posted 5/25/2013, updated 5/26/13, and again 5/27/13 – Weather conditions were ideal for running (grayish blue skies, mid-60s), so it was a great day for a race, in this case the 47th running of the Mt. Wilson Trail Race, in the 105th anniversary year of it’s first running in 1908. Eulogio Rodriguez of Whittier was […]

Thursday May 23 2013

2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race This Weekend – Activities for All, Beginning Friday

2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race This Weekend – Activities for All, Beginning Friday

Press Release posted 5/23/13 – The 2013 Mount Wilson Trail marks the 105th anniversary of the 2nd oldest trail race in California! The sold-out race takes off Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 am. If you are not running the race there is still plenty to enjoy in Kersting Court including vendor booths, the Beer Garden, […]

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Thursday May 23 2013

Boot Skootin’ and Chili Make for A Hot Combo – Photo Gallery

Boot Skootin' and Chili Make for A Hot Combo - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/23/13 – On Saturday, May 12th, the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club held its 3rd Annual Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook Off at the Rec. Center and packed the house with folks learning to dance country western style (and some who were already quite expert), and enjoying chili dished up by nearly a dozen […]

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Thursday May 23 2013

Peppertree Grill Returns to Sierra Madre

Peppertree Grill Returns to Sierra Madre

Posted 5/23/13 – On May 1st, nearly nine years after Peppertree Grill had a Chamber Mixer in preparation for a grand opening at its new location at 322 W. Sierra Madre  Blvd.,  Peppertree Grill returned to 322 West with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its Grand Re-Opening.  Ryan Lopez, son of […]

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Thursday May 23 2013

Community Yard Sale Coming Up, Registration to Sell Deadline Thursday

Press Release posted 5/23/13 – The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is hosting the 3rd Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park Parking Lot (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd). Community organizations and members are invited to come together with […]

Saturday May 11 2013

Joan Crow Honored at Older American Reception – Photo Gallery

Joan Crow Honored at Older American Reception - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/11/13 – I’ll be posting an article and video at some point, but here are the photos to whet your appetite.

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Thursday May 02 2013

SM Firefighter Annual Pancake Breakfast This Saturday

SM Firefighter Annual Pancake Breakfast This Saturday

Posted 5/2/13 – The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. this Saturday, May 4th, from 7 to 11am.  Cost of the breakfast, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee (donated by Starbucks), milk and orange juice is just $5.  Proceeds help to fund […]

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Thursday May 02 2013

SierraMadreSue Music News – Music Schedule for Art Fair and Cinco de Mayo

SierraMadreSue Music News - Music Schedule for Art Fair and Cinco de Mayo

Posted 5/2/13 – LIVE MUSIC – Sat. May 4th and Sun. May 5th at the Sierra Madre Art Fair – thank you Jean Sudbury for setting it all up this year! Main Stage/Bandshell in North part of Memorial Park: Steve Trovato and Tim Kobza, Country Jazz Guitar Masters, Saturday, May 4 at 11:00 Nick Ariondo, Composer […]

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Thursday April 25 2013

Sierra Madre Women Have Lunch…After a Fashion – Photo Gallery

Sierra Madre Women Have Lunch...After a Fashion - Photo Gallery

Posted 4/25/13 – More than six dozen women turned out for the 44th Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Fashion Show Luncheon, themed “Sailing into Spring”.  Eight models, from teens to seniors, strutted their stuff at Essick House, the Woman’s Club’s historic Clubhouse.  The clothes, jewelry, handbags and accessories were all provided by Arcadia’s Magnolia Boutique, with […]

Wednesday April 24 2013

Pumpkin Secrets to be Revealed at May Garden Club Meeting

Pumpkin Secrets to be Revealed at May Garden Club Meeting

Press Release posted 4/24/13 – Just in time to plant those Halloween globes, Sierra Madre Pumpkin Guru Doug Parker will share his experience, tips and tricks for a successful crop. Doug has been raising pumpkins since 1998 when the leftovers from his Halloween carving sprouted into pumpkins where they had landed in the back yard. […]

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Wednesday April 24 2013

City of Sierra Madre Compost Giveaway This Saturday

Press Release posted 4/24/13 – Athens Services and the City of Sierra Madre are hosting a Compost Giveaway event on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is from 9:00am-12:00pm at Sierra Vista Park, located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. All Sierra Madre residents are eligible to participate and no advance reservation is necessary. Be […]

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Wednesday April 24 2013

Four Seasons Tea Room Site of College Sorority Alumnae Luncheon

Four Seasons Tea Room Site of College Sorority Alumnae Luncheon

Press Release posted 4/24/13 – On Tuesday, April 16, the San Gabriel-Crescenta Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) held their monthly luncheon meeting in Sierra Madre at the Four Seasons Tea Room.  The meeting was hosted by Amy Putnam, Tri Delta alumna (University of New Mexico, center of picture), and Rosa Jaime, […]

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Tuesday April 23 2013

Creative Arts Group Garden Tour – A Photo Gallery

Creative Arts Group Garden Tour - A Photo Gallery

The Creative Arts Group held it’s 19th Annual Garden Tour Sunday.  a fundraiser that is highly anticipated each year, and attended by many.  Please enjoy the photos below…

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Tuesday April 23 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s 51st Art Fair Fast Approaching

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library's 51st Art Fair Fast Approaching

Press Release posted 4/23/14 – The 51st annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s art fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. More than 90 artists will be […]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Legendary Bingo Fundraiser for SMRFA TONIGHT!

Legendary Bingo Fundraiser for SMRFA TONIGHT!

Posted 4/20/13 – The semi-annual fundraiser by the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association will take place this Saturday, at the Rec. Center in the Sierra Madre room.  Doors open at 6:30, Bingo begins at 7:30.  Donation at the door, $20.  As always, there will be great prizes (mostly donated by local businesses and organizations), and […]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Free Public Forum On Charter Schools May 2, 2013

Press Release posted 4/20/13 – The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area is presenting a free public forum May 2 on the controversial topic of charter schools. It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. Titled “What We Can Learn from Charter Schools,” the […]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Doo Dah Parade Next Weekend

Doo Dah Parade Next Weekend

Press Release posted 4/20/13   Cupcake Girl by Terry Miller WHAT: The twisted sister of the other Pasadena parade, takes its own brand of raucus eccentricity East. WHEN:  Saturday, April 27th, parade steps off at 11:00 am. WHERE: The parade starts at Vinedo St. and Colorado Blvd., goes in both directions, on Colorado, between Altadena Dr. […]

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

4th of July Committee Seeking Grand Marshal Nominations

Press Release posted 4/20/13 – The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2013 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th. Parade Grand Marshal nominees should embody the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of […]

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Saturday April 20 2013

Ways to Observe Earth Day In and Around Sierra Madre

Press Release posted 4/20/13 – Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd.  The Sierra Madre Green Advisory Committee would like you to know of a few events that will be happening in and around Sierra Madre for those who would like to observe and benefit from this year’s event. Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council (SMEAC) Bailey Canyon […]

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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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Wednesday April 17 2013

Woman’s Club to Feature “Path to Beauty” Saturday

Woman’s Club to Feature “Path to Beauty” Saturday

by Phyllis Chapman, posted 4/17/13 Sierra Madre Woman’s Club steps out for the 44th year with its fashion show and luncheon, Saturday, April 20th at 11:30am at Essick House, the club’s historic meeting place located at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Melissa Stute is event chair. Featured will be Karen Crisci, owner of the popular Magnolia […]

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Monday April 08 2013

CAG’s Art of the Garden – A Tour of Enchantment

CAG's Art of the Garden - A Tour of Enchantment

Press Release posted 4/8/13 – Garden lovers be prepared for a day of enchantment as the Creative Arts Group presents ART OF THE GARDEN, a garden tour on April 21, 2013 that will be a day to remember for all who participate and experience four truly magnificent gardens. Nature retreat Although this home is situated […]

Monday April 08 2013

All Hail Queen Susann of the 36th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade!

All Hail Queen Susann of the  36th Occasional Pasadena  Doo Dah Parade!

Press Release posted 4/8/13 – Susann Edmonds was given the royal nod by a motley assembly of 50 judges and 250 spectators at the American Legion Bar in East Pasadena tonight. She got stiff competition from Mia Bonadonna who incorporated four large pizzas into her performance and another contender who danced in burlesque style with […]

Sunday April 07 2013

Annual Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park Clean Up to be April 20th

Posted 4/7/13 – Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council (SMEAC) will hold its annual Spring Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park Clean Up on Saturday, April 20 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Members of the public are invited to assist with this “Earth Day” weekend project.  Be sure to bring gloves, garden tools & friends.

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Sunday April 07 2013

Kids Fun Run T-shirt Design Contest Entries Sought

Press Release posted 4/7/13 – Your child’s artwork could be featured on the 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt! Youths in Kindergarten – 8th grade are encouraged to submit their artwork for this contest. The winning entry will have their artwork displayed on the back of the Kids’ Fun Run t-shirt, be […]

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Sunday April 07 2013

51st Annual Art Fair to be Held Weekend of Cinco de Mayo

Press Release posted 4/7/13 – The 51st annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 90 artists will be displaying and selling their […]

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Saturday March 30 2013

Sierra Madre’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Photo Gallery and Video

Sierra Madre's Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 3/30/13 – Since 1931, the Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association has hosted an Easter Egg Hunt each spring.  This year’s took place today, March 30th, at Memorial Park.  As they have for many years now, Nestle USA, Inc. donated thousands of pieces of candy for the enjoyment of the kids (and their parents).  In […]

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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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Sunday March 24 2013

Wistaria Festival 2013 Music Videos

Posted 3/24/13 – One of the nice things about the Wistaria Festival is the different types of music you’ll find being performed.  I captured fewer than half of the performers, but what I did capture, I’m posting here.  Enjoy.  And click here for still photos from the Festival, and video of the vine tour (coming […]

Sunday March 24 2013

Joan Crow Chosen as Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year

Joan Crow Chosen as Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year

Press Release posted 3/24/13 –  The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission are happy to announce that Joan Crow has been selected as the Older American of the Year for Sierra Madre. Joan Crow is a longtime resident of Sierra Madre and active member of the Sierra Madre Civic […]

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Sunday March 24 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library April Best Used Book Sale

Press Release posted 3/24/13 – Just in time for spring, gardening books will be featured at the next Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held in the basement and back parking lot of the library on Friday, April 5, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. to […]

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Sunday March 24 2013

St. Rita to Reflect on Holy Week Through Music and Prayer, Tonight

Press Release posted 3/24/13 – JOURNEY TO THE CROSS: A HOLY WEEK REFLECTION OF MUSIC AND PRAYER Come to St. Rita and experience Jesus’ journey to Calvary through prayer and song, on Palm Sunday evening, March 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. The event features the choir and musicians of St. Rita and special guests. Hear beautiful choral […]

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Sunday March 24 2013

Trees to be Topic of April Garden Club Meeting

Trees to be Topic of April Garden Club Meeting

Press Release posted 3/24/13 – “Tree Damage and the Great 2011 San Gabriel Valley Windstorm: Predestined or Preventable?”  Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough looks at trees destroyed or damaged by the 100-year windstorm and comes up with some surprising conclusions. Highlighting recent studies of the physics of tree failure, Mr. McDonough will explain what […]

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Sunday March 24 2013

League of Woman Voters Forum to Focus on Affordable Housing

Press Release posted 3/24/13 – “Affordable Housing After the Redevelopment Era: What Now?” will be the topic of a free public forum April 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, the event will be at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. A panel of […]

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Sunday March 17 2013

Updated – Wistaria Festival Photo Gallery, Video of Vine Tour

Updated - Wistaria Festival Photo Gallery, Video of Vine Tour

Posted 3/17/13, updated 3/25/13 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce put on the Wistaria Festival on St. Patrick’s Day, and IT DIDN’T RAIN!  Congratulations to the Board and the volunteers who worked very hard to put on the Festival, which is Sierra Madre’s signature event. Particularly, congratulations to Patricia Ancona, who did a great job […]

Thursday March 14 2013

What Music Will You Hear at the Wistaria Festival?

What Music Will You Hear at the Wistaria Festival?

Posted 3/14/13 – A lot of people are wondering about the live music that will be performed this weekend, and as far as I know, we are the only news outlet that can tell you.  According to Tim Tutwiler, who is organizing the music at this year’s festival for the third year in a row, […]

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Wednesday March 13 2013

Community Foundation’s First Grant of 2013 Benefits Kids, Trail Race

Community Foundation's First Grant of 2013 Benefits Kids, Trail Race

Press Release posted 3/13/13 – At a private reception on March 2, the Sierra Madre Community Foundation presented its first grant of the year in the amount of $1,250 to the Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee to help support the 2013 Kids’ Run at the annual Mt. Wilson Trail Race on May 25. Foundation Board […]

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Monday March 11 2013

Tradition of Wistaria Festival Postal Cancellation to Continue on St. Patty’s

Tradition of Wistaria Festival Postal Cancellation to Continue on St. Patty's

Press Release posted 3/11/13 – The United States Post Office and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce a Special Postal Cancellation to celebrate the 2013 Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival.  This special postmark will be available at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, Sunday March  17, 2013 at the Wistaria Festival Postal Station […]

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Friday March 08 2013

Annual Wistaria Festival To Offer Good Music, Good Eats, Good Fun – And the World’s Largest Blossoming Plant!!

Annual Wistaria Festival To Offer Good Music, Good Eats, Good Fun – And the World's Largest Blossoming Plant!!

Press Release posted 3/8/13 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Wistaria Festival on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The festival first began in the early 20th century, drawing as many as 100,000 people over an extended period of time. Now the vine, which is on private property, is available to the public […]

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Tuesday March 05 2013

Author to Address SM Rotary Club

Author to Address SM Rotary Club

Press Release posted 3/5/13 – Steven Fink often has been called the Dean of Crisis Management for his pioneering work in the field. His seminal work on the subject, Crisis Management: Planning for the Inevitable, still the most successful and widely-read book on crisis management ever published, not only explains how to manage a crisis […]

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Tuesday March 05 2013

Get Ready for Huck Finn Derby and Campout

Press Release posted 3/5/13 – The Fishing Frenzy is about to begin in Sierra Madre! The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout will be here before you know it:  Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7. The weekend long event is held at the Sierra Madre Settling Ponds next to Dapper Field and behind […]

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Monday March 04 2013

Trail Race Sells Out in 2-1/2 Hours, Waiting List Started

Trail Race Sells Out in 2-1/2 Hours, Waiting List Started

Posted 3/4/13 –The Mt. Wilson Trail Race sold out today in a record 2.5 hours, and a waiting list has started which as of 3:30pm had 24 people on it.  One staff member said that last year’s waiting list grew to one hundred people.  The race was accepting 300 runners initially. To get on the […]

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Sunday March 03 2013

Trail Race Registration Begins (and most likely ends) Tomorrow, March 4th

Trail Race Registration Begins (and most likely ends) Tomorrow, March 4th

Press Release posted 3/3/13 – Registration for this year’s Mt. Wilson Trail Race starts at 9:00AM tomorrow, March 4, both on-line and in person. Register online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration, or in person at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA  91024.  For on-line registration, you will need to create an account […]

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Thursday February 28 2013

Viewing, Service for John Peters to be Held Saturday

Posted 2/28/13 – There will be a viewing from 11:30am to 1pm, followed by a graveside service at 2pm for John Peters, the Bean Town barista who passed away suddenly last Sunday.  The service will be held at Forest Lawn in Covina Hills, at 21300 Via Verde Drive.  If you are looking to GPS or Mapquest […]

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Tuesday February 26 2013

Fundraiser to be Held for Late Bean Town Barista John Peters Friday Evening

Fundraiser to be Held for Late Bean Town Barista John Peters Friday Evening

Posted 2/26/13 –  John Peters, a barista at Bean Town for more than two years, passed away Sunday, at the far too young age of 23.  Peters collapsed while working Saturday night, and was rushed to the hospital.  He held on long enough for his parents to arrive from out of town, but passed away […]

Friday February 22 2013

Mayor Moran Presents State of the City

Mayor Moran Presents State of the City

Posted 2/22/13 – The City hosted its 3rd Annual State of the City event on Tuesday in the Sierra Madre Room at the Rec Center.  Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Walsh emceed the evening, introducing 3rd graders from Sierra Madre School who performed several songs from their recent spotlight assembly led by former principal Gayle Bluemel […]

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Thursday February 21 2013

The Last Zero Fighter Author Dan King a Hit, WWII Vets To Share Stories This Saturday

The Last Zero Fighter Author Dan King a Hit, WWII Vets To Share Stories This Saturday

Posted 2/21/13 – Following a standing room only presentation by author Dan King two weekends ago (see video below the photo gallery for the entire presentation), the Library continues its One Book, One City celebration of Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken”  this weekend with a panel of WWII veterans sharing their stories at the Library, located at 440 […]

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Monday February 11 2013

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Coming Soon

Press Release posted 2/11/13 – Feeling a bit gift-challenged this Valentine’s Day?  Why not treat your sweetheart to a lovely afternoon at the annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting.  This year’s event will be held on Sunday, February 17, from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 200 N. Michillinda Ave., Sierra Madre. For your […]

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Sunday February 10 2013

Trail Race Registration Begins (and probably ends) March 4th

Press Release posted 2/10/13 – Registration for this year’s Mt. Wilson Trail Race starts at 9:00am on March 4, both on-line and in person.  Go to cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration or in person at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA  91024.  For on-line registration, you will need to create an account prior to […]

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Sunday February 10 2013

Whale Watching Trip Planned by Community Services Dept.

Whale Watching Trip Planned by Community Services Dept.

Press Release posted 2/10/13 – Join the Community Services Department for its annual Whale Watching excursion on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Enjoy a two and a half hour narrated tour by Aquarium of the Pacific staff, charter boat with a two level viewing deck, and transportation to and from Long Beach. Snacks are available for […]

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Sunday January 13 2013

State of the City Address Scheduled

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm the City of Sierra Madre will host its 3rd Annual State of the City Address at the Community Recreation Center in the Sierra Madre Room at 611 East Sierra Madre Boulevard. This year’s theme is “Finding the Right Balance” and this […]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Library to Hold Workshop on Child Oriented Picture Book Apps for iPads

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – How does a good parent sort out the good and the bad, the useful and harmful for their children in today’s electronic world? The Sierra Madre Public Library has an app for that!  Several, actually. Parents of young children are invited to Apps for Toddlers on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 […]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Library’s Parent/Child Workshops Slated for March

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – Registration is now open for popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 at 6:30 pm at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books […]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Month-Long Festivities Planned for One Book, One City in February

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, is the City’s 2013 One Book One City selection this February and a month of exciting free programs with a World War II theme is being planned at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Please join us at the library for the following free programs: Children’s Airplane Flying […]

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Sunday January 13 2013

SR710 Study Team to Share Alternatives Information, Public Invited

SR710 Study Team to Share Alternatives Information, Public Invited

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – Metro for the State Route 710 (SR-710) Study team is hosting three All Communities Convening Open Houses in the month of January. During our Open Houses, we will be sharing information about the five Alternatives that will be carried into the Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement for in […]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Schedules First Best Used Book Sale of 2013

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – Vintage and collectible books and publications will be featured at the next Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held in the basement and back parking lot of the library on Friday, February 1, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  […]

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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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Wednesday January 09 2013

The World’s Best Children’s Magicians Create Magic to Benefit Children

The World’s Best Children’s Magicians Create Magic to Benefit Children

Press Release posted 1/9/12 – The Children’s Magic Workshop is an international group of just more than a dozen of the world’s best magicians for children. Each year, they gather somewhere in the world to share and create new magic. This January 7-12th, they are coming to Los Angeles, home of the World Famous Magic […]

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Tuesday January 08 2013

Mayor to Speak at Woman’s Club

Posted 1/8/13 – By Phyllis Chapman The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club begins the new year welcoming Mayor Josh Moran as program speaker on Wednesday, January 9th, in Essick House, their historic clubhouse located at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  The Mayor will present a slide presentation on “The State of the City”.  Other City staff […]

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Tuesday January 08 2013

Nominations Sought for SM Older American of the Year

Press Release posted 1/8/13 – The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission are seeking your assistance to find the 2013 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year. Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre, demonstrate outstanding community service and be age 60 or older. Nomination forms can be downloaded by […]

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Tuesday January 08 2013

Friends of the Library’s 43rd Annual Wine Tasting Tickets On Sale

Friends of the Library's 43rd Annual Wine Tasting Tickets On Sale

Press Release posted 1/8/13 – Tickets are now on sale for the 43rd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting.  Held on Sunday, February 17, from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, the event will feature more than two dozen vintners showcasing their best wines and some of the Pasadena […]

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Sunday December 30 2012

Holistic Gardening Subject of January Garden Club Meeting

Press Release posted 12/30/12 – Delectable fruits, healthy veggies, fresh herbs, bountiful blossoms, lush lawns, and glorious trees are all dependent on the soil in which they grow. Gisele Schoniger, Category Manager and Organic Gardening Educator at Kellogg Garden Products, will discuss simple and sound horticultural practices that produce healthy soil using materials that are natural […]

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Saturday December 22 2012

Candlelight Procession Sunday Night

Posted 12/22/12 – Tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 23rd, at 7pm, the 41st annual Sierra Madre Candlelight Walk will be held, beginning at St. Rita’s and proceeding down Baldwin Ave. to Kersting Court.  There, the baby Jesus will be placed in the creche, and caroling will take place along with reading of scripture.   This year will also feature […]

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Thursday December 20 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – Holiday Edition

SierraMadreSue's Music News - Holiday Edition

Posted 12/20/12 – THURS. 12/20 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 – 9pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443.  Burgers, Brews & BLUES most Thursdays.   http://www.bigbbrenner.com/ THURS. 12/20 – COW BOP‘s ‘End of the World‘ Party! @ Viva Cantina in Burbank, 8 – 11pm. 900 W. Riverside Dr., next to the L.A. Equestrian Center. “What […]

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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

Toys and Clothes Needed for Foothill Unity Center Holiday Distribution to Low-Income Children

Press Release posted 12/10/12 – Foothill Unity Center’s Holiday Food Distribution and Angel Program has become a community tradition.  Last year, almost 2,000 pre-qualified, low-income families and 3,000 children received food, toys and clothes to help brighten the Holidays and stabilize the budgets of these families on the edge. On Sunday, December 16, 2012 from […]

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Sunday December 09 2012

A Fun Time at the Firefighters’ Ball – Photo Gallery and Videos

A Fun Time at the Firefighters' Ball - Photo Gallery and Videos

Posted 12/9/12 – For eighty-seven years, the Sierra Madre Firefighters annual Christmas ball has been held (well, sort of, in 2011 it was a New Year’s Eve ball).  In the early days, firefighters went door to door selling tickets, but nowadays they send them out via bulk mail.  So yes, some things have changed.  But […]

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Tuesday December 04 2012

Ixora Floral Studio and Shabby Dog to Host Holiday Toy Collection Event

Ixora Floral Studio and Shabby Dog to Host Holiday Toy Collection Event

Press Release posted 12/3/12 – Ixora Floral Studio and The Shabby Dog, both Sierra Madre small business staples are hosting a holiday toy drive event on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The event rings in the holiday spirit and gives the community of Sierra Madre an opportunity to collect toys for children to be distributed to Toys […]

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Wednesday November 28 2012

14th Annual “Kick Off the Holiday Season” Benefit for Foothill Unity Center Saturday, Dec. 8th at The Lodge

Posted 11/28/12 – Mercy and the Merkettes will entertain the guests at the 14th annual “Kick Off the Holiday Season” benefit for the Foothill Unity Center.  The benefit will be held at The Lodge at Sierra Madre, located at 33 East Sierra Madre Blvd, on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 5:30pm to 10pm.   Guests are asked to […]

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Tuesday November 27 2012

Firefighters’ Ball Set for Saturday, Dec. 8th

Firefighters' Ball Set for Saturday, Dec. 8th

Posted 11/27/12 –For more than eighty-five years, the volunteer firefighters of Sierra Madre have hosted a Christmas ball.  Well, sort of, last year’s was on New Year’s Eve, but this year the ball is returning to its pre-Christmas roots.  It will be held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church (NE corner of Grandview and Baldwin Ave.), […]

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Sunday November 25 2012

Who Ville in Downtown Sierra Madre, Photo Gallery and Videos

Who Ville in Downtown Sierra Madre, Photo Gallery and Videos

Posted 11/25/12 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce hosted Who Ville in downtown Sierra Madre to kick off the holiday season yesterday.  There were snow sled runs, a train ride for the kids, horse and buggy rides, non-profits selling items as fundraisers at their vendor booths in Kersting Court, and visits from Santa and […]

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Saturday November 24 2012

A Look at Today’s Who Ville Schedule

A Look at Today's Who Ville Schedule

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Friday November 23 2012

Woman’s Club Hosts Multi-Faith Pre-Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Woman’s Club Hosts Multi-Faith Pre-Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Posted 11/23/12 – The day before Thanksgiving, the one-hundred five year old Sierra Madre Woman’s Club again hosted its annual Prayer Breakfast at the historic Essick House, their clubhouse for the last forty years, attended by, as Programs Chairwoman described it, “the movers and shakers” of the community.  Mayor Josh Moran and Mayor Pro Tem […]

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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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Saturday November 17 2012

SM Community Nursery School Auction Fundraiser Tonight

Posted 11/17/12 – The Sierra Madre Community Nursery School’s annual auction will take place this evening from 5:30-10:00pm at the Sierra Madre Room in the Rec. Center, 611 East Sierra Madre Blvd.  Stop by for dinner, cocktails and amazing auction items!  Tickets are $20 at the door!  Start your holiday shopping today!

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Friday November 16 2012

Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic Rescheduled

Press Release posted 11/16/12 – The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA has rescheduled the low cost vaccination clinic for December 6, 2012. The clinic will be held at Memorial Park, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 from 6:30pm to 8pm.  All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. For […]

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Thursday November 15 2012

VFW Veterans Day Speakers Remind Us of the Difficulties Faced by Returning Veterans – Photos and Video

VFW Veterans Day Speakers Remind Us of the Difficulties Faced by Returning Veterans - Photos and Video

Posted 11/15/12 – Sierra Madre VFW Post 3208 held its annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Sunday at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Memorial Park.  Commander Dave Loera announced the unveiling on the Memorial Wall of fourteen new photos of veterans who have lived at least a year in Sierra Madre, and gave a brief history of […]

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Thursday November 15 2012

Final SMRFA General Meeting of the Year Scheduled

Final SMRFA General Meeting of the Year Scheduled

Posted 11/15/12 – The final general meeting of the year for the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association will take place at 5pm on Sunday, November 18th at the Rose Float Barn behind the tennis courts at Sierra Vista Park (587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.).  Election of officers for parade year 2013-2014 will be held, and […]

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Thursday November 15 2012

Wistaria Thrift Shop to Hold 4-Day Holiday Sale

Press Release posted 11/15/12 – The Wistaria Thrift Shop, run by the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, will hold a huge 4-day holiday sale from Friday, November 30 to Monday,December 30.   So much merchandise has been gathered for the sale, the largest portion has been moved into Essick House, the Club’s historic club­house at 550 […]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Announce Date for Wine Tasting

Press Release posted 11/14/12 – The 43rd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA .  More than two dozen vintners will be bringing their best wines to sample, and local restaurants will be […]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – Birthday Bonanza!!

Posted 11/14/12 – I have one of those perpetual calendars on my wall that I got over 20 years ago from the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shop in New York City. It’s chock-full of family and friends’ birthdays and anniversaries and even a few deaths. I actually got it the year my Dad died (1990) now that I […]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

SMUMC to Hold Alternative Gift Fair

SMUMC to Hold Alternative Gift Fair

Press Release posted 11/14/12 – Sierra Madre United Methodist Church is holding an Alternative Christmas Gift Fair & Boutique on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with a gift that truly “gives back.”  Your donations help support the relief efforts of local organizations such as […]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

Woman’s Club to Host Community Breakfast

Press Release posted 11/14/12 – As holiday time approaches, the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club invites the community to attend their annual All-Faith Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, November 21, in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. With business people in mind, the event begins very promptly at 8:00 a.m. and is […]

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Tuesday November 06 2012

VFW to Host Veterans’ Day Ceremony to be Followed by Fundraiser

Press Release posted 11/6/12 – Veterans of Foreign Wars of Sierra Madre, Post 3208 will celebrate Veteran’s Day at the Memorial Wall, Sunday November 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM.   Celebrate Veterans Day by remembering the brave men and women who have risked their lives for the United States of America. A new panel of […]

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Sunday November 04 2012

Alegria Avenue, Halloween 2012 – Photo Gallery

Alegria Avenue, Halloween 2012 - Photo Gallery

Posted 11/4/12 – Once again, SMPD joined with SMECT, CERT and volunteer police to control crowds as Alegria was swarmed with thousands of folks coming to Sierra Madre for Halloween.  Enjoy these photos.

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Sunday November 04 2012

Halloween Costume Contest Photo Gallery

Halloween Costume Contest Photo Gallery

Posted 11/4/12 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club annually sponsors the Costume Contest in the Park on Halloween.  Enjoy the photos…

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Saturday October 27 2012

Water-Wise Landscaping Topic of November Garden Club Meeting

Press release posted 10/27/12 – Jorge Pena, owner of Mama Mountain Landscapes, Inc., is known for designing and implementing unusual, drought-tolerant landscapes that add function and artistic value to a site. Dedicated to educating residents about creative ways to beautify spaces while reducing maintenance costs and water consumption, Jorge will discuss the benefits of water […]

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Wednesday October 24 2012

City Sponsored 2012 Sierra Madre Halloween Happenings

Press Release posted 10/24/12 – The Community Services Department is hosting its annual Halloween Happenings on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.  Halloween Happenings’ activities include the downtown trick or treating sponsored by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, as well as the costume parade and costume contest, supported by the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club. Downtown trick or […]

Monday October 22 2012

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers

Pumpkin Moving Day at the Parkers

Posted 10/22/12 – Heather and Doug Parker were kind enough to invite me to their home on Alegria yesterday for their annual Pumpkin Moving day.  The Parkers have become known far and wide for their amazing pumpkin display on Halloween night.  Heather’s brother, Chris Roberts, flies out from North Carolina each year to take on […]

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Wednesday October 17 2012

SMRFA Fundraiser Legendary Bingo This Saturday Night

SMRFA Fundraiser Legendary Bingo This Saturday Night

Posted 10/17/12 – The semi-annual fundraiser by the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association will take place this Saturday, at the Rec. Center in the Sierra Madre room.  Doors open at 6:30, Bingo begins at 7:30.  Donation at the door, $20.  As always, there will be great prizes (mostly donated by local businesses and organizations), and […]

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Tuesday October 16 2012

Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Announces 2013 Rose Queen® Vanessa Manjarrez

Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Announces 2013 Rose Queen® Vanessa Manjarrez

Press Release posted 10/16/12 – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses named Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez as the 95th Rose Queen today.  This announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts.  Queen Vanessa was selected from the recently appointed seven-member Royal Court. […]

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Monday October 15 2012

CAG Scarecrow Contest Award Winners Announced

CAG Scarecrow Contest Award Winners Announced

Posted 10/15/12 – On Friday, October 5th, the Creative Arts Group announced the winners of their 1st Annual Scarecrow Contest.  Dozens of folks showed up to find out who the winners were in the residential and business categories.  The scarecrows are on display at homes and businesses throughout the month of October, as part of […]

Friday October 12 2012

Happy 90th Birthday to George Maurer!

Happy 90th Birthday to George Maurer!

Posted 10/12/12 – Dozens turned out last Saturday night at the Lodge in Sierra Madre to help George Maurer and his family celebrate his 90th birthday.  Friends and family from as far away as Arizona, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania were treated to a lasagna, ravioli and eggplant parmesan dinner catered by Villa Italia, a PowerPoint show […]

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Wednesday October 10 2012

SMHPS Program: California’s Second Gold Rush – The Rise of the Citrus Industry

Press Release posted 10/10/12 – If you missed it the last time, you have a second chance to see this interesting program! By special request, local resident Joe Feeney will present his talk on the rise of the citrus industry, called California’s second gold rush, and how this economic juggernaut enabled the rapid growth of […]

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Wednesday October 10 2012

Fun for the Whole Family at St. Rita’s Harvest Festival!

Press Release posted 10/10/12 – Don’t miss Sierra Madre’s biggest Fall celebration as St. Rita School presents their annual Harvest Festival, Oct. 26 and 27.  The two-day family event offers something for everyone, from bingo to bidding! The weekend’s festivities will kick off with Friday night’s family pre-fest, Beer, Brats and Bingo. Held in O’Malley Hall […]

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Wednesday October 10 2012

City of Sierra Madre to Host Compost Giveaway

Press Release posted 10/10/12 – Athens Services and the City of Sierra Madre host the first annual Compost Giveaway event on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The event is from 9:00am-12:00pm at Sierra Vista Park, located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. All Sierra Madre residents are eligible to participate and no advanced reservation is necessary. Be […]

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Friday October 05 2012

19th Annual Angel Festival Tomorrow, Saturday

19th Annual Angel Festival Tomorrow, Saturday

Posted 10/5/12 – The 19th Annual Angel Festival will take place in Memorial Park from 11am to 4pm.  It is free to attend, and the first 200 folks that stop by will receive a free bag of goodies.  Those who attend dressed in angel costume will receive a $5 coupon, and if your name is […]

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Tuesday October 02 2012

Woman’s Club to Host Halloween Bridge and Games Tea

      Posted 10/2/12 By Phyllis Chapman Fabulous treats will highlight the day as Sierra Madre Woman’s Club salutes Halloween with its annual Bridge and Games Tea on Saturday, October 13, from 1 to 4pm, in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.  Guests are invited to gather […]

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Monday September 24 2012

Join Church of the Ascension for Blessing of the Animals

Press Release posted 9/24/12 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Ascension) will be holding its annual “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at noon in the Outdoor Worship Area. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided. Blessing of the Animals is conducted in commemoration of the October 4th Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. […]

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Monday September 24 2012

Reader Submitted Endeavour Photos

Reader Submitted Endeavour Photos

Posted 9/24/12 – Yes, I know it’s a few days old, but it’s still amazing to see…Do you have photos you’d like to share with our readers?  Send them to Bill@SierraMadreNews.Net with a note saying it’s okay for us to publish them.  Thanks to Emile Smith for sharing his, which he shot from Griffith Park… […]

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Saturday September 15 2012

CAG Holds Scarecrow Workshop

CAG Holds Scarecrow Workshop

Posted 10/15/12 – As announced earlier, the Creative Arts Group is putting on the first annual Scarecrow Contest this October, and to help contestants along, they held a workshop on Saturday, Sept. 15th.  Knowledge and materials were plentiful and available to all.  Here’s a photo gallery to give you an idea.

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Thursday September 13 2012

Sierra Madre Garden Club to Kick Off Club Year with Rosarian Janet Raymond

Press Release posted 9/13/12 – Sierra Madre Garden Club’s new year begins with guest speaker Janet Raymond speaking on the requirements necessary to grow and care for roses in one’s garden throughout the year in Southern California. Janet is uniquely qualified to speak on the topic of roses due to her thirty-one years of experience […]

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Thursday September 13 2012

League of Women Voters Pasadena Forum To Analyze November Ballot Measures

Press Release posted 9/13/12 – Voters who want to be in the know about the eleven propositions on the November ballot can expect lively discussion and even debate at a free public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area.  Titled “Are You in the Know?” it will be held Oct. 6, 9:30 […]

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Thursday September 13 2012

Ascension Church to Host “Ministry Celebration” Sunday, September 16th

Press Release posted 9/13/12 – Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue in Sierra Madre, will be celebrating its annual start of Fall season with the “Ministry Celebration” on Sunday, September 16th following the Mass at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to this festival of ministries, which features decorated booths that illustrate […]

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Saturday September 08 2012

Sierra Madre First Responders to Hold 9/11 Memorial

Posted 9/3/12 – SMPD and SMFD will again host a memorial service to honor the victims of the New York World Trade Centers attack on 9/11/2001 at the Fire Station on Tuesday, Sept. 11th.  The public is invited to attend.  The service will begin at approximately 6:45am, and at 6:59am, the same time the first […]

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Saturday September 08 2012

Kiwanis to Honor Sierra Madre First Responders on 9/11

Posted 9/6/12 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will honor the Sierra Madre Police and Fire Departments at a special breakfast at their usual meeting location, The Lodge at 33 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. immediately following the Memorial Service at the Fire Station on September 11th.  All police and firefighters are free. The program is free. If you would […]

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Saturday September 08 2012

Woman’s Club To Begin Its Year With A Membership Tea September 26

Woman's Club To Begin Its Year With A Membership Tea September 26

Posted 9/8/12 – By Phyllis Chapman Sierra Madre Woman’s Club is reaching out to women throughout the area to attend their annual Membership Tea on Wednesday, September 26, l:00 p.m. This will be held in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. An afternoon of enjoyment is planned for those who attend […]

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Tuesday September 04 2012

Wistaria Thrift Shop Grand Re-Opening Sale! Sept. 6, 7, & 8

Posted 8/10/12 – by Phyllis Chapman Bargains galore will be the order of the day when the Wistaria Thrift Shop, operated by Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, has its Grand Re-opening Sale, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 6, 7 and 8, 10 am to 3 pm.  The shop is located at the rear of Essick House, their […]

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Monday September 03 2012

Pete Siberell to Speak at Kiwanis Tomorrow

Pete Siberell to Speak at Kiwanis Tomorrow

Posted 9/3/12 – Tomorrow, Sept. 4th, the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will feature Pete Siberell as their guest speaker! Pete is a man with many hats: executive at Santa Anita Race Track, a community leader with Sierra Madre Little League and the Library Board of Trustees, head of the Mt. Wilson Trail Race Committee, and much […]

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Friday August 31 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – EDited EDition

SierraMadreSue's Music News - EDited EDition

Here’s an update with some things to note: change in band schedule for this Sunday 9/2 up at Adams’ Pack Station, and the addition of Max Buda at the Old Towne Pub on Monday 9/3.  I wasn’t sure if it was happening since it’s Labor Day, but apparently it is!  See other additions as well……. […]

Tuesday August 28 2012

2012 Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament Fundraiser Participants Sought

2012 Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament Fundraiser Participants Sought

Press Release posted 8/28/12 – The competition is about to begin in Sierra Madre with the 8th Annual Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Sierra Madre Community Programs are the beneficiary of this City sponsored event, with programs like Movies in the Park, Summer Fun in the Park, Huck Finn Fishing […]

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Tuesday August 28 2012

Sierra Madre Cert Training Demonstration Saturday, September 15, 2012

Press Release posted 8/28/12 – What started out as a simple training exercise and get-together for the Sierra Madre CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), is now a full-fledged Community event.  On Saturday, September 15th, the Sierra Madre CERT in conjunction with the Altadena CERT and the Sierra Madre Fire and Police Departments will hold a […]

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Saturday August 25 2012

Top 40s Band Take Two to Perform at Concert Sunday

Press Release posted 8/25/12 – The final concert in the summer series is this Sunday, August 26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The band, Take Two, is sponsored by local dentist Dr. Roger Joe D.D.S.  In addition Cutie’s Juice is providing free samples of their new tangerine juice product at the concert. The concert is held at the Memorial […]

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Friday August 24 2012

Sierra Madre Sue’s Music News – Endless Summer edition

Sierra Madre Sue's Music News - Endless Summer edition

Posted 8/24/12 Sat. 8/25 – THE DRIVE NOW @ Trader Joe’s Hasting Ranch for their 10-Year Anniversary Celebration! along with watermelon eating contest, face painting and other festivities, 2 – 5:30pm. 467 N. Rosemead Blvd. Pasadena. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! Drummer Buggs has been with T.J.’s for 30+ years, all over […]

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Thursday August 23 2012

Chamber to Host Breakfast with State Senator Carol Liu

Chamber to Host Breakfast with State Senator Carol Liu

Posted 8/23/12 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will hold a breakfast meeting featuring State Senator Carol Liu on Monday, September 10th from 8am to 9am at the Hart House Senior Center in Memorial Park.  Sen. Liu is currently representing the 21st District, which does not include Sierra Madre, however, […]

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Wednesday August 22 2012

Sierra Madre Honors Award Winners Announced

Sierra Madre Honors Award Winners Announced

Press release posted 8/22/12 – Sierra Madre Honors… is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… recognizes all out-going City Commissioners, and awardees selected from nominations submitted to the Mayor’s Ad-Hoc Committee comprised of past recipients. The following are the awardees […]

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Friday August 17 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – HOT August Days & Nights!

SierraMadreSue's Music News - HOT August Days & Nights!

Posted 8/17/12 – We met a new family at our neighborhood block party in June – Gigi & Joe Hutchinson & their 2 boys, and Joe performed a great set of lively Rock & Rockabilly for us. It was the next day I realized why he looked so familiar – I’ve been seeing his guitar lesson flyers all […]

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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Wednesday August 15 2012

Sierra Madre News Net Reintroduces SMCalendar.info

Sierra Madre News Net Reintroduces SMCalendar.info

Posted 8/15/12 – SierraMadreNews.Net is pleased to re-introduce our Sierra Madre calendar of events, found at www.SMCalendar.info.  On our calendar, you’ll find listings for Sierra Madre events, including commission meetings, non-profit organization events, library activities and much more.  Many of these events link to more information about the event or the organization posting the event. […]

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Wednesday August 15 2012

Sierra Madre Health Fair and Wellness in the Park Set for Sept. 22nd

Press Release posted 8/15/22 – Save the date! Saturday, September 22 is the Sierra Madre Health Fair and Wellness in the Park presented by the Senior Community Commission and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held in Memorial Park, located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 from 8:00am-12:00pm. This […]

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Monday August 13 2012

Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup This Saturday

Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup This Saturday

Posted 8/1/12, updated 8/13/12

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Monday August 13 2012

Local Chiropractor to Present Free Chronic Pain Seminars

Local Chiropractor to Present Free Chronic Pain Seminars

Posted 8/13/12 – Dr. Theresa Smith of Hands 2 Health Wellness Center will present a workshop on chronic pain at 3887 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 (Raffi’s Mediterranean Cuisine in the Albertson’s Shopping Center), Tuesday from 6:45 to 8pm, free of charge.  Workshops will also be held on the 21st and 28th. Do you […]

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Sunday August 12 2012

Photos and Video of Aluminum Marshmallow at Civic Club Concert in the Park

Photos and Video of Aluminum Marshmallow at Civic Club Concert in the Park

Posted 8/12/12 – On July 29, 2012, the Sierra Madre Civic Club sponsored the Concert in the Park, featuring Aluminum Marshmallow, complete with horn section and guest vocalist Veronica Ota.  Below the photo gallery are four videos.  Enjoy. She Loves You, The Beatles Show Me the Way, Peter Frampton Will It Go Round in Circles, […]

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Friday August 10 2012

Creative Arts Group to Sponsor Scarecrow Workshop, Citywide Contest

Creative Arts Group to Sponsor Scarecrow Workshop, Citywide Contest

Posted 8/10/12 – Foothill Creative Arts Group will be hosting a FREE Scarecrow Making Workshop at Creative Arts Group, 108 N. Baldwin Ave., on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from noon to 7 pm, to the first 60 families.  Workshop participants need to bring clothes and accessories for their scarecrow. Everything else will be provided. These […]

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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

Council to Hold Special Meeting with Supervisor Antonovich Wednesday

Posted 8/10/12 – The Sierra Madre City Council will hold a special breakfast meeting at The Only Place in Town, 110 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., at 8am on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.  Discussion items on the agenda include the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), Measure R funds and the Gold Line extension, the Santa Anita […]

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Thursday August 02 2012

Honors Awards Nominations Deadline Extended to August 9th

Press Release posted 8/2/12 – The deadline to submit nominations for this year’s Honors Awards has been extended to Thursday, August 9th. Nominations can be dropped off at City Hall or emailed to city@cityofsierramadre.com. The Sierra Madre Honors Dinner on Sept. 20th will recognize all out-going City Commissioners as well as extraordinary community members, organizations and […]

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Thursday August 02 2012

TAIKOPROJECT at This Sunday’s Concert in the Park

Press Release posted 8/2/12 – The Concerts in the Park series continues this Sunday, August 5 with TAIKOPROJECT. The TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of taiko. In addition to performing at this Sunday’s Concert in the Park, TAIKOPROJECT will offer free demonstrations where youth can […]

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Friday July 27 2012

SierraMadreSue Late Night Music News – REVISIONS and additions!

Posted 7/27/12 – got a couple of revisions after I sent that out…… tonite!!! FRI. 7/27 – WRECK ‘N’ SOW @ VIVA CANTINA IN BURBANK, 8 – 11pm. 900 W. Riverside Dr. next to the L.A. Equestrian Center. 818-845-2425. No cover, full bar & great Mexican food. Bluegrass.  http://www.wrecknsow.com/ SAT. 7/28 – HORSES ON ASTROTURF @ […]

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Friday July 27 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Late Night Music Update

Posted 7/27/12 –   yes it’s 2:00am.  but I’m on vacation so I get to sleep in! yippee!   tonite!!! FRI. 7/27 – WRECK ‘N’ SOW @ VIVA CANTINA IN BURBANK, 8 – 11pm. 900 W. Riverside Dr. next to the L.A. Equestrian Center. 818-845-2425. No cover, full bar & great Mexican food. Bluegrass.  http://www.wrecknsow.com/ […]

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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Wednesday July 25 2012

City, Chamber to Sponsor Business Forums

Press Release posted 7/25/12 – On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 3:00–4:00pm in the City Council Chambers, located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre, the City of Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a forum designed to provide local business owners with current consumer data specific […]

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Sunday July 22 2012

Senior Community Commission Sponsors Silver Beatles Concert in the Park

Senior Community Commission Sponsors Silver Beatles Concert in the Park

Posted 7/22/12 – The Senior Community Commission sponsored this week’s Concert in the Park at Memorial Park, featuring The Silver Beatles.  They also gave out free popsicles to anyone in the crowd that came up and asked for one.  The Senior Community Commission is responsible for defining the needs of the senior population of Sierra Madre, […]

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Sunday July 22 2012

George Trullinger as Buddy Holly and Harry Shahoian as Elvis, 2012 Video Page 1

Posted 7/22/12 – I have several more videos to edit and post, but these are complete, so enjoy.  If you want to view the photo gallery from that night, as well as video of a pair of local nonagenarians (Snookie Greger and Mama Pete) escorting Elvis as he made his grand entrance into the park, […]

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Sunday July 22 2012

Summer Art Exhibition at City Hall to Feature Celeste Mendelsohn Through Aug. 3rd

Posted 7/22/12 – The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Commission and Arts Advisory Committee is pleased to present an art exhibition by Celeste Mendelsohn.  Her art work is now on display through Friday, August 3rd in Sierra Madre City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.   Ms. Mendelsohn’s art features paintings are done on 20″ to […]

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Sunday July 22 2012

Civic Club Sponsors Decades of Rock (Aluminum Marshmallow) Concert in the Park

Civic Club Sponsors Decades of Rock (Aluminum Marshmallow) Concert in the Park

Press Release posted 7/22/12 – On Sunday, July 29th, the ever-evolving Aluminum Marshmallow band will play “Decades of Rock” during the Concert in the Park from 6 to 8pm at the band shell in Sierra Madre’s Cannon (Memorial) Park.  The band boasts a big horn section, a play list chock full of tunes from every […]

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Sunday July 22 2012

Sierra Madre Honor’s Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

Sierra Madre Honor's Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

Press Release posted 7/22/12 – Nominations Due Friday, August 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm…Submit to City Hall or email to city@cityofsierramadre.com This is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors Dinner will recognize all out-going City Commissioners as well as extraordinary community members, organizations […]

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Sunday July 22 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News & stuff

Posted 7/22/12 – here’s some fun stuff happenin’ around town this weekend: Sat. 7/21 – GROOVY LEMON PIE @ the Buccaneer Lounge in Sierra Madre, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No Cover, full bar, friendly service! Groovy Classic Rock – you may have seen these guys at the 3rd of July concert in Memorial Park […]

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Saturday July 14 2012

Rotary to Feature Carina Hoang – Author of “Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus”

Rotary to Feature Carina Hoang - Author of

Press Release posted 7/14/12 (Editor’s note – Rotary sent this to me several days ago, and I was late posting it.  My apologies for the short notice to make your reservations by tomorrow) – This Tuesday, Australian author Ms. Carina Hoang will discuss her book entitled “Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus” which will be […]

Saturday July 14 2012

CRANK IT UP! Before the IPod there was the Talking Machine!

CRANK IT UP!  Before the IPod there was the Talking Machine!

Press Release posted 7/14/12 – Join the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society (SMHPS) at their annual meeting for a lively program of early “talking machines” presented by James Constantian.  He will share little known facts and interesting stories about early talking machines and phonographs, and play early recordings on machines dating back circa 1900 to […]

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Saturday July 14 2012

Friends Of the Sierra Madre Library August Best Used Book Sale Scheduled

Press Release posted 7/14/12 – If your stack of summer reading material is getting low, the best place to replenish the stack is at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held on Friday, August 3, from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, August 4, from 10:00AM-2:00PM.  The library is located at 440 W. […]

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Sunday July 08 2012

Elvis Rocks the House in Sierra Madre – Photo Gallery

Elvis Rocks the House in Sierra Madre - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/8/12 – I have several videos from the concert, that I’ll be posting later.  In the meantime, here’s a photo gallery, and below that is a video of nonagenarians Snookie Greger and Mama Pete leading the way as Elvis enters the park for the Rotary Concert in the Park.

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Friday July 06 2012

4th of July 2012 – Main Index Page

4th of July 2012 - Main Index Page

Posted 7/5/12 – Updated 7/6/12 Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page July 3rd photos, including Groovy Lemon Pie concert photos July 4th pre-parade photos July 4th parade photos, page 1 July 4th parade photos, page 2 July 4th parade photos, page 3 July 4th parade […]

Friday July 06 2012

Dunk Tank, Parade Videos

Posted 7/6/12 Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page Dunk tank video – SierraMadreSue Behrens and Adam Matsumoto were kind enough to volunteer some time in the dunk tank, and I got some video of each of them getting dunked…   Parade video – snippets of […]

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Friday July 06 2012

4th of July Post-Parade Community Picnic Photo Gallery

4th of July Post-Parade Community Picnic Photo Gallery

Posted 7/6/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Friday July 06 2012

Save – A – Life Sunday at St. Rita

Give Blood Give Life St. Rita Parish Blood Drive Sunday July 8, 2012 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Held in O’Malley Hall  All participants will receive A coupon from Chili’s for a Free Queso Appetizer, 2 Complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory, 2 tickets for a Chivas game ($10.00 processing fee), Plus a Save-A-Life […]

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Friday July 06 2012

National Parks Expert to Speak at Sierra Madre Library

Press Release posted 7/6/12 – If you are one of the many area residents who will travel to one or more of the 397 national parks, monuments, battlefields, and historic sites in the National Park system, then you should start your trip at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Christopher K. Jarvi, former Associate Director for […]

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Friday July 06 2012

Spero Foundation July 4th Firecracker 5K Fun Run Results

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page Press Release posted 7/6/12 – The Spero Foundation and the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee welcomed over 200 participants to this year’s Fire Cracker Fun Run on July 4th.    With only one small miss-step at the start, technical difficulties […]

Friday July 06 2012

Meet the Princess and the Pirates at the Sierra Madre Library

Meet the Princess and the Pirates at the Sierra Madre Library

Press Release posted 7/6/12 – Kids of all ages, join the adventure and excitement as the Franklin Haynes Marionettes bring pirates into the Sierra Madre Public Library on Monday, July 9 at 10 a.m. Pirate Captain Cannonball kidnaps Princess Rachel and locks her up on Skull Island. To free the Princess, her brother, his trusty pirate […]

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Friday July 06 2012

4th of July Parade 2012 Photo Gallery, Page 6

4th of July Parade 2012 Photo Gallery, Page 6

Posted 7/6/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Friday July 06 2012

Harry Shahoian Returns as Elvis Sunday Night, Sponsored by Rotary

Posted 7/5/12 – Harry Shahoian, Sierra Madre native who now performs in Las Vegas as Elvis Presley, returns to the bandshell in Memorial Park this Sunday as part of the Summer Concert in the Park series.  Sierra Madre Rotary Club sponsors the event annually, and it’s always the most well attended concert of the summer. […]

Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 5

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 5

Posted 7/5/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 4

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 4

Posted 7/5/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

Posted 7/5/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 2

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 2

Posted 7/5/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 1

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 1

Posted 7/5/12 – Enjoy the photo galleries, click an image to enlarge. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July Pre- Parade 2012 Picture Gallery

4th of July Pre- Parade 2012 Picture Gallery

Posted 7/5/12 – Enjoy the photo galleries, click an image to enlarge. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Wednesday July 04 2012

Fourth of July Festivities, Day 1 – Photo Gallery

Fourth of July Festivities, Day 1 - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/4/12 – Please enjoy this photo gallery.  Click a photo to enlarge.  Come back later, we’ll be adding some video of a couple folks getting dunked.  My apologies to Eric Leclair, who was (by far) the biggest draw of the evening.  We were so backed up the whole time he was in the booth, […]

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Sunday July 01 2012

Dunk Tank Schedule Taking Shape

Dunk Tank Schedule Taking Shape

Posted 7/1/12 –

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Saturday June 30 2012

Sierra Madre Filmmaker Screens Latest Work at Playhouse

Sierra Madre Filmmaker Screens Latest Work at Playhouse

Posted 6/29/12 – On Sunday, June 24th, a special screening of the award winning feature film Not That Funny was held at the Sierra Madre Playhouse as a thank you to the town, its residents and its businesses.  Mary’s Market, The Buccaneer, Sierra Madre Pizza Company, Bean Town Coffee House and Four Seasons Tea Room all […]

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Thursday June 28 2012

Friday Night Art at Gallery 39

Press Release posted 6/28/12 – You don’t want to miss Friday Night Art at Gallery 39 in Sierra Madre this coming Friday night!  We are delighted the accomplished violinist Jean Sudbury will join us and fill the evening air with her beautiful music from 6 pm – 9 pm.  Along with the incredible art from […]

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Thursday June 28 2012

2012 Summer Movie Series in Kersting Court

Press Release posted 6/28/12 – Thanks to generous donations from the Sierra Madre Police Officers’ Association and the Sierra Madre community through outreach by Bob Jackson, the spring Family Movie Fridays series continues this summer! All movies are shown in Kersting Court and are absolutely free for everyone. Movies begin approximately at 8:00pm and patrons […]

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Thursday June 28 2012

Sierra Madre Paramedic Program Turns Five

Sierra Madre Paramedic Program Turns Five

Press Release posted 6/28/12 – On Friday June 1, 2007, the Sierra Madre Fire Department, and the sitting City Council, introduced Paramedic services to the residents, business owners, and visitors of our community. This significant achievement by our City made the entire County of Los Angeles fully covered by Paramedic services. The Sierra Madre Fire Department […]

Thursday June 28 2012

Sierra Madre Sue’s Music News – Cocktails with DooDah Queens

Sierra Madre Sue's Music News - Cocktails with DooDah Queens

Posted 6/28/12 – hey Music News fans – The following event is open to the public and your admission price not only gets you FREE food, beer, special Doo Dah cocktails, and live music from Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, it also helps fund the upcoming exhibit “WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN – 35 […]

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Thursday June 28 2012

City of Sierra Madre FREE Concert in the Park Series

Press Release Posted 6/28/12 – Join the City of Sierra Madre this summer for the Concerts in the Park, beginning Sunday, July 8, 2012 and occurring every Sunday through August 26, 2012. The concerts are FREE thanks to the support of Athens Services and the Sierra Madre Issei Memorial Foundation, along with numerous community hosts. Concerts […]

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Thursday June 28 2012

Civic Club Tradition – Confetti Eggs in the Park, July 3rd and 4th!

Civic Club Tradition - Confetti  Eggs in the Park, July 3rd and 4th!

Posted 6/28/12 – A Fourth of July tradition since 1973, Sierra Madre Civic Club will again offer Confetti filled eggs for sale in Memorial Park on July 3rd and at Sierra Vista Park on July 4th. The popular eggs are always a sell-out so look for the Civic Club booth and get yours early.  The eggs […]

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Thursday June 28 2012

An Afternoon With Fritz Coleman On July 22 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

Posted 6/28/12 – Most famed as the KNBC-TV weatherman since 1982, Fritz Coleman has also won four Los Angeles area Emmy ® Awards for his comedy and specials. He has also written and starred in three plays ,”It’s Me, Dad!, ” “Tonight at 11!,”  and “The Reception.” Fritz has performed stand-up comedy over a period […]

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Friday June 22 2012

Shuttles Available to Community Picnic, 4th Activities Schedule, Parade Lineup

Shuttles Available to Community Picnic, 4th Activities Schedule, Parade Lineup

Posted 6/22/12 – Click for Parade Lineup, maps    Click for Dunk Tank List July 3rd ★ 5:00pm –10:00pm 5:00pm Memorial Park opens for events ★Beer Garden★ Food Trucks★Non-Profit Booths★Chamber Dunk Tank *Slamming Sliders *Gourmet Genie*Mother Moo Creamery *Round Burgers *Greasy Wiener*Bool BBQ *Da Kine Shave Ice *Subject to change without notice 7:00pm  -9:30pm ★ Groovy Lemon Pie […]

Thursday June 21 2012

“Incident At Vichy” Opens July 20 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

“Incident At Vichy” Opens July 20 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

Press Release posted 6/21/12 – It’s 1942, and the Nazis have invaded France and set up a collaborationist government at Vichy. French police have rounded up those suspected of being Jewish prior to their being sent to extermination camps (90,000 French Jews will ultimately face death in this fashion). “Incident at Vichy,” Arthur Miller’s play, […]

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Tuesday June 19 2012

One Week Left for Firecracker 5k Fun Run EARLY BIRD Registration

One Week Left for Firecracker 5k Fun Run EARLY BIRD Registration

Posted 6/19/12 – Join the Spero Foundation and the 4th of July Committee for the 2nd Annual 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run. This 5K event is open to runners of all ages and follows the 4th of July Parade route. Participants will begin in Kersting Court and run east on Sierra Madre Boulevard down to […]

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Monday June 11 2012

News Net’s 4th of July Page Live Again, Updated

Posted 6/11/12 – You may have noticed the links across the top of each page in the News Net site.  We have to rotate pages in and out, because we can only put up a few of those links at a time (until I get better with css code, anyway).  Well, we’ve just rotated in […]

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Friday June 08 2012

Lisa Bowman to Speak at St. Rita

Posted 6/8/12 – St. Rita’s Senior Ministry will hold its 2nd Annual Luncheon on Sunday, June 10 at 1:30pm, after 12:00pm Mass, in O’Malley Hall. Featured speaker is St. Rita’s very own, Lisa Bowman, radio and singing personality. All are welcome and reservations are required.  Lunch is $10 per person, which can be delivered to the […]

Friday June 08 2012

Woman’s Club Wants to See You on 4th of July, at Pre-Parade Open House

Posted 6/8/12 – by Phyllis Chapman Sierra Madre’s Woman’s Club invites the public to their annual July 4th Pre-Parade Open House, from 8am to 10am at Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  This is at the corner of the boulevard and Sunnyside, which is also the starting point of Sierra Madre’s […]

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Thursday June 07 2012

Rotary Children’s Library Room Ribbon Cutting Today

Press Release posted 6/7/12 – Join us for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the beautiful new Rotary Children’s Library on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Sierra Madre Public Library. Improvements include the removal of an emergency exit, replacement of windows, bookshelves, furniture, paint and carpet. The layout of the […]

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Thursday June 07 2012

Spero Foundation to Sponsor Firecracker 5K Fun Run

Spero Foundation to Sponsor Firecracker 5K Fun Run

Posted 6/7/12 – The Spero Foundation will sponsor the 2nd Annual Firecracker 5k Fun Run on the morning of July 4th, prior to the parade.  Runners begin at Baldwin Ave. and Sierra Madre, run east to Sierra Vista Park, turn around and run back to Sunnyside, then turn around and return to Kersting Court.  The […]

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Thursday May 31 2012

VFW Memorial Day Ceremony Photo Gallery + Video of Complete Ceremony

VFW Memorial Day Ceremony Photo Gallery + Video of Complete Ceremony

Posted 5/31/12 – Please enjoy this photo gallery of the event, below the video.  

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Thursday May 31 2012

British Home to Host Annual June Faire on Saturday

British Home to Host Annual June Faire on Saturday

Posted 5/31/12 –On Saturday, June 2nd, the British Home in California, Ltd. will host its annual June Faire at 647 Manzanita from 10am to 2:30pm.  Admission is free, and someone will walk away with a thousand dollar cash prize. The event will feature a Victorian tea room, English bangers, hot dogs, strawberries and ice cream, arts […]

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Thursday May 31 2012

Ascension Church to Hold Evensong Service

Press Release posted 5/31/12 – Sierra Madre’s Village Church – Ascension – invites the community to a Choral Evensong on Sunday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. Evensong, or Evening Prayer, is a traditional service in use in the Episcopal Church which is celebrated in the late afternoon or evening. It is commonly known as Evensong […]

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Thursday May 31 2012

Adams Pack Station to Feature Music This Weekend

Posted 5/31/12 – This coming Sunday, June 3 Adams Pack Station will feature the following line-up of music… 12:00-2:00   Home Grown / Brian Guthrie 2:00-4:00  Chico’s Bails Bonds (Blues at its Best)  www.chicosblues.com 4:00-5:30   Crown City Band (Ken Marcus)  www.crowncityband.com Come for a hike and stay for the music. Or, just come on up for the music.  If you come up […]

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Monday May 28 2012

Jon Clark Wins 2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Updated

Jon Clark Wins 2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Updated

Originally Posted 1:08pm, 5/26/12, Most recent update, 7:05am, 5/31/12, links to photos and videos below – Thirty-eight year old Jon Clark of Rancho Santa Margarita won the Mt. Wilson Trail Race, with a time of1:02:53.  Michelle Barton of Laguna Niguel was the first female overall, with a time of 1:19:38.  She was 26th overall.  Sixteen year-old Sierra […]

Monday May 28 2012

Memorial Day Ceremony Today at Pioneer Cemetery, 11am

Memorial Day Ceremony Today at Pioneer Cemetery, 11am

  Posted 5/28/12 – VFW Post 3208 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery today at 11am, refreshments following.  Keynote speaker is MaryAnn MacGillivray. On this Memorial Day, I thought it would be fitting to recall the dedication of the Weeping Wall Memorial in Memorial Park, April 24, 1999.  I’ve posted a few […]

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 10

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 10

Posted 5/27/12 – Will update with runner/time information after race results are posted online. Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page  

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 9

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 9

Posted 5/27/12 – Will update with runner/time information after race results are posted online. Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page

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Sunday May 27 2012

Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 8

Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 8

Posted 5/27/12 – Will update with runner/time information after results are posted online. Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 7

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 7

Posted 5/27/12 – Will update with runner/time information after results are posted online. Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 6

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 6

Posted 5/27/12 – I’ll post more runner/time information after the race results have been posted online. Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 5

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 5

Posted 5/27/12 – Will update with runner/time information after results are posted online. Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 4 (Finishers 73 – 102)

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 4 (Finishers 73 - 102)

Posted 5/27/12 – Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page Complete race results: http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-1304  Enjoy the pics.  As always, if you’d like a larger picture (higher resolution) or a print without the copyright watermark, contact me at Bill@SierraMadreNews.Net to make the arrangements.  Makes a good Father’s Day gift.  Click to enlarge.

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 3 (Finishers 47 – 74)

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 3 (Finishers 47 - 74)

Posted 5/27/12 – Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page Complete race results: http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-1304  Enjoy the pics.  As always, if you’d like a larger picture (higher resolution) or a print without the copyright watermark, contact me at Bill@SierraMadreNews.Net to make the arrangements.  Makes a good Father’s Day gift.  Click to enlarge.  

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Sunday May 27 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 2 (Finishers 19 – 46)

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 2 (Finishers 19 - 46)

Posted 5/27/12 – Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page Complete race results: http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-1304  Enjoy the pics.  As always, if you’d like a larger picture (higher resolution) or a print without the copyright watermark, contact me at Bill@SierraMadreNews.Net to make the arrangements.  Makes a good Father’s Day gift.  Click to enlarge.

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Saturday May 26 2012

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 1 (Finishers 1 – 18)

2012 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Finish Photos, Page 1 (Finishers 1 - 18)

Posted 5/26/12 – Main Trail Race Page 2012 Trail Race Index Page Complete race results: http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-1304  Enjoy the pics.  As always, if you’d like a larger picture (higher resolution) or a print without the copyright watermark, contact me at Bill@SierraMadreNews.Net to make the arrangements.  Makes a good Father’s Day gift.  Click to enlarge.

Saturday May 26 2012

Kids Fun Run, Kersting Court Photo Gallery and Videos

Kids Fun Run, Kersting Court Photo Gallery and Videos

 Posted 5/26/12 – CATZ again sponsored a kids fun run, and it has grown enough that they had to run two separate races for different age groups this year.  Below the video, you’ll find some pics of the kids pre-prace, and shots of Kersting Court and the booths and atmosphere around the race, prior to the […]

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Saturday May 26 2012

Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Pre-Race/Miscellaneous Event Photo Gallery and Race Start Video

Mt. Wilson Trail Race, Pre-Race/Miscellaneous Event Photo Gallery and Race Start Video

Posted 5/26/12 – Pre-race photos are directly below the video.   

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Saturday May 26 2012

Pre-Race Registration and Pasta Feed Photo Gallery

Pre-Race Registration and Pasta Feed Photo Gallery

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Friday May 25 2012

Pre-Race Registration/Pasta Feed Tonight, Trail Race Tomorrow

Posted 5/25/12 – The pre-race pasta dinner has turned into a nice Mount Wilson Trail Race tradition, with about 150 runners, friends and family members enjoying a plate of pasta, salad and bread while discussing final race strategy.  This year the dinner will be provided by the wonderful people at Zugo’s Café for the low […]

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Thursday May 24 2012

New Pool Contractor Waterworks Aquatics to Host Meet and Greet – Saturday, June 2, 2012

Press Release 5/24/12 – Waterworks Aquatics will be hosting a Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 2  at 10:00am. The Meet and Greet will be held at the Sierra Madre Aquatic Center, located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Waterworks Aquatic representatives will be on site to answer any questions you […]

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Thursday May 24 2012

Community Yard Sale Spaces Sold Out

Press Release Posted 5/24/12 – The City ofSierra Madre Senior Community Commissionwill host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to noon located in the parking lot ofSierra VistaPark(611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.). This 2nd annual Community Yard Sale has sold out and is bigger than last year! There are […]

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Thursday May 24 2012

VFW Post 3208 to Host Memorial Day Ceremony, MacGillivray Featured Speaker

Posted 5/24/12 – VFW Post 3208 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery on Monday, May 28th at 11am.  Featured speaker will be former Mayor MaryAnn MacGillivray, who has spoken at this ceremony on multiple occasions.  Following the ceremony there will be sandwiches and refreshments served.  Click below to view video of the […]

Monday May 21 2012

Kiwanis to Host Candidate Forum

Posted 5/21/12 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a Forum with the Candidates for the newly drawn districts for CONGRESS, STATE SENATE AND STATE ASSEMBLY. The Event will be held tomorrow – Tuesday, May 22, 2012   Lunch at 11:30    Cost $10 Forum at 12 noon  FREE   Where:  The Lodge (Formerly the […]

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Thursday May 17 2012

SierraMadreSue – Live Music Doubleheader Weekend at the Buccaneer

SierraMadreSue - Live Music Doubleheader Weekend at the Buccaneer

Posted 5/17/12 – hey Buccaroos! Music Saturday night and Sunday afternoon AT THE BUC this weekend! SAT. 5/19 – NEW ASTROTURF celebrates Steve Vargas’ Birthday and bids farewell to mandolin/fiddle player Jane Frimodig as she is moving to Kentucky to save the world thru stem cell research! Show starts at 9:00pm.  (flyer attached)   SUN. 5/20 […]

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Thursday May 17 2012

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library June Best Used Book Sale

Press release posted 5/17/12 – The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us and if you’re looking for a good book to bring with you to the beach, the mountains, on the plane, or to that lawn chair under the tree in your back yard, the best place to find one is at […]

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Tuesday May 15 2012

Kiwanis Hold Boot Skootin’ Chili Cook Off – Photos and Video

Kiwanis Hold Boot Skootin' Chili Cook Off - Photos and Video

Posted 5/14/12 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club held its second annual Boot Skootin’ Dance and Chili Cook Off in the Sierra Madre Room on Saturday, featuring 7 chili contestants, judged by restaurant critic Peter Dills, host of Dining with Dills on KABC 790, a silent auction, a live auction, raffles and line dancing lessons.  Nearly one […]

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Saturday May 12 2012

Carltons Honored as Sierra Madre’s Older Americans, Photos and Video

Carltons Honored as Sierra Madre's Older Americans, Photos and Video

Posted 5/12/12 –  “From the day Nan found out that she was nominated along with Jerry for the Older American of the Year Award, she has been mad as a hornet,” began Darlene Traxler, president of the Sierra Madre Friends of the Library, ” looking for that person or persons who nominated her… For those of you […]

Saturday May 12 2012

Gallery 39 Inaugural Exhibition Features Five Artists – Photo Gallery

Gallery 39 Inaugural Exhibition Features Five Artists - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/12/12 – Andrew Kasiske of AKA Fotographix has had his photography and framing studio tucked away at 41 E. Montecito for some time, but when a streetfront space opened recently at 39 E. Montecito, he decided to rent it as well and open a gallery that would be more accessible (and visible) from the street.  Friday […]

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Saturday May 12 2012

Artist Reception Held at City Hall

Artist Reception Held at City Hall

Posted 5/12/12 – The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Commission and Arts Advisory Committee is pleased to present an art exhibition by Hilda Pittman.  On Friday, May 11th, an opening reception was held with the artist in attendance. Ms. Pittman began painting about twenty years ago, after her children were grown.  While she briefly experimented […]

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Friday May 11 2012

Wistaria Vine Co-owners Nel and Bob Solt Named 4th of July Grand Marshals

Posted 5/11/12 – The volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee announceed today that the 2012 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshals will be Nel and Bob Solt, the owners of the southern property of the two on which the Wistaria Vine sits (the northern property was purchased in 2011 by Tony Held).  According to the qualifications […]

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Thursday May 10 2012

Carltons to be Honored at Reception Friday

Posted 5/10/12 – The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission invites you to join them in celebrating Sierra Madre’s 2012 Older Americans, Jerry and  Nan Carlton at a special reception this Friday, May 11th – 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hart Park House.  Light refreshments will be […]

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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Thursday May 10 2012

Artist Reception Friday Evening to Kick Off Spring Exhibition at City Hall

Press Release posted 5/10/12 – The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Commission and Arts Advisory Committee is pleased to present an art exhibition by Hilda Pittman.  The art work is now on display through Friday, June 8 in SierraMadreCity Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Community members are invited to an Artist Reception on […]

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Sunday May 06 2012

PE Deans’ Consignments, Etc. Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting – Photo Gallery

PE Deans' Consignments, Etc. Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting - Photo Gallery

Posted 5/6/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , held its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, followed by a reception […]

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Sunday May 06 2012

SMVFA Pancake Breakfast Enjoys Large Turnout – Photo Gallery

SMVFA Pancake Breakfast Enjoys Large Turnout - Photo Gallery

Psted 5/6/12 – The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association held its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station yesterday.  Cost of the breakfast, which included pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice was just $5, and the price was right for hundreds of people that thurned out.  Proceeds help to fund SMVFA activities throughout the […]

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Sunday May 06 2012

Friends of Library Art Fair Continues Today – Info + Photo Gallery from Saturday

Friends of Library Art Fair Continues Today - Info + Photo Gallery from Saturday

Posted 5/6/12 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s (FOL) 50th Annual Art Fair continues in Memorial Park today, featuring dozens of artists and their works, plenty of food choices, and live music.  There will also be a silent auction of items donated to the FOL by the artists participating in the Fair.  The Fair […]

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Sunday May 06 2012

Kiwanis to Host Boot Skootin’ Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Kiwanis to Host Boot Skootin' Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Posted 5/6/12 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will host its 2nd annual “Boot Skootin’ Chili Cookoff” event next weekend, on Saturday, May 12.  This fundraiser will feature a chili competition with up to a dozen chili recipes.  Peter Dills will be the “official” chili judge, and guests will also vote for their favorite chili. There will […]

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Saturday May 05 2012

SMVFA Annual Pancake Breakfast This Saturday

SMVFA Capt. Brent Bartlett whips up some pancakes, News Net file photo from 2011 Pancake Breakfast, click to enlarge Posted 4/30/12 – The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station at 242 S. Sierra Madre Blvd. this Saturday, May 5th, from 7 to 11am.  Cost of the […]

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Thursday May 03 2012

Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Reception at P.E. Deans Consignments Friday, 5/4

Posted 5/2/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , will hold its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th at 5pm with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, followed […]

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Tuesday May 01 2012

Sierra Madre Art Fair 2012 – Music On The Main Stage Lineup

Sierra Madre Art Fair 2012 - Music On The Main Stage Lineup

Press Release posted 5/1/12 Saturday, May 511:00 Steve Trovato  And Tim Kobza: Rockin’ Country Jazz Guitar Duo Steve Trovato, The Country Jazzmaster, combines elements of country and jazz, and infuses them with rock and blues. Influenced by such diverse artists as The Yardbirds,    Jeff  Beck,   The Stones,  and  Joe  Pass,  Steve   and  Tim   have  created […]

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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 […]

Monday April 30 2012

50th Annual Art Fair This Weekend

Image courtesy of Friends of the Library, click to enlarge Press Release posted 4/30/12 – The 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  […]

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Saturday April 28 2012

Enyedi Recognized for Service, Mays Sworn in as City Treasurer

Enyedi Recognized for Service, Mays Sworn in as City Treasurer

Mayor Buchanan presents commendation to retiring City Treasurer George Enyedi Posted 4/28/12 – The reorganization of the City Council began with a tribute to outgoing City Treasurer George Enyedi, who served as the elected treasurer from 2008 – 2012.  George has also volunteered his time for many years to assist with City finances prior to […]

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Thursday April 26 2012

Creative Arts Group Showcases Spectacular Gardens – Photo Gallery

Creative Arts Group Showcases Spectacular Gardens - Photo Gallery

Posted 4/26/12 – On Sunday, April 21, the Foothill Creative Arts Group held its 18th annual “Art of the Garden” tour, featuring four homes, one in Sierra Madre, one in Arcadia, one in Sierra Madre and one in Pasadena.  The tour is self guided, and the homes may be viewed in any order.  Artists from […]

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Thursday April 26 2012

“Woman In Mind” Opens At Sierra Madre Playhouse On May 25

Press Release posted 4/26/12 – Susan wakes up one day in her English garden after a bump on the noggin and finds herself living a dual existence. In one reality, she shares a loveless, sexless marriage with Gerald, the local vicar. They share their home with her sister-in-law, Muriel, an eternally grieving widow. Susan often […]

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Thursday April 26 2012

T of R Names Dr. Jane Goodall 2013 Grand Marshal

T of R Names Dr. Jane Goodall 2013 Grand Marshal

Dr. Jane Goodall and T of R Pres. Sally Bixby, photo courtesy of Tournament of Roses, click to enlarge Press Release posted 4/26/12 – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® revealed today that Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the […]

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Thursday April 26 2012

Tap Chicks At Sierra Madre Playhouse On May 6th

Press Release posted 4/26/12 –  The Tap Chicks are seasoned tap dancers who dazzle with youthful energy. A favorite at the L.A. County Fair for many years, their previous performances at the Sierra Madre Playhouse have sold out. The Tap Chicks were originally formed atPasadenaSeniorCenter. They are choreographed by Pam  Kay, who also provides musical […]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

Magic and Music at Cafe 322 on Next to Last Night

Magic and Music at Cafe 322 on Next to Last Night

Press Release posted 4/25/12 – Magic! Music! Illusion! Featuring three world-class magicians from the infamous Magic Castle in Hollywood.  Magic performances by the award winning JEFF BLACK, Frenchman BAPTISTE TITOU, and Parlor Magician of the Year ANDREW GOLDHERSH.  All the magic will be accompanied by music of the Pasadena’s own 7-piece Crown City Combo featuring […]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

Family Movie Fridays in Kersting Court

Press Release posted 4/25/12 – The Family Movie Friday series is back for 2012 thanks to the generous support of the Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Associations and the Annes, Harman, Gallagher and Swift families! All movies are shown inKersting Courtand are absolutely free for everyone. Movies begin approximately at 7:45pm and families can purchase food […]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

4th of July Firecracker Fun Run Registration Opens

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – Join the Spero Foundation and the 4th of July Committee for the 2nd Annual 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run. This 5K event is open to runners of all ages and follows the 4th of July Parade route. Participants will begin in Kersting Court and run east on Sierra Madre […]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

Community Yard Sale Coming in June – Start Cleaning that Garage…

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission presents a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park Parking Lot (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.).  Community members are invited to come together with their neighbors to participate in […]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

P.E. Deans’ Grand Opening Set for May 4th

P.E. Deans’ Grand Opening  Set for May 4th

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – Following a soft opening on Saturday, April 21st, Sierra Madre’s newest downtown business, P.E. Deans, a furniture and houseware consignment store at 49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , will hold its Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 4th at 5pm with a traditional ribbon-cutting by the Sierra Madre Chamber of […]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

Registration for 4th of July Parade is Now Open

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – This year’s 4th of July parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, at 10:00 am. The parade route will begin on Sierra Madre Blvd, from Sunnyside to Rancho. There is a $15 fee for all local non-profit entries and a $25 fee for all business entries. There is no […]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

The Health Care Debate – a Free Public Conference

The Health Care Debate - a Free Public Conference

Press Release posted 4/24/12 – Practically everyone has an opinion about Obama’s health care, but few understand it, according to the latest Associated Press poll. The  future of the president’s Affordable Care Act lies in the hands of the Supreme Court, which is expected to make a decision on the Act’s constitutionality in June.  Meanwhile […]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

Legendary Bingo SRO Again! Photo Gallery

Legendary Bingo SRO Again!  Photo Gallery

Posted 4/24/12 – Twice a year, in April and October, the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association holds a fundraiser known as Legendary Bingo.  A raucous evening of grown up entertainment, Legendary Bingo is usually (as Saturday) hosted by drag queen Belle Aire and her assistant Bingo Boy (Jeff).  Raffles are drawn, and prizes are given […]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

Art Fair to Also Feature Food, Live Music

Art Fair to Also Feature Food, Live Music

Press Release posted 4/23/12 – The 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. Our 50th anniversary fair will be extra special with more than 95 artists displaying and selling their […]

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Monday April 23 2012

35th Annual DooDah Parade This Saturday

35th Annual DooDah Parade This Saturday

Posted 4/23/12

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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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Tuesday April 17 2012

Adams Pack Station to Celebrate 76 Year Anniversary Sunday

Press Release Posted 4/17/12 – This Sunday, April 22nd, we (Adams Pack Station) will be celebrating 76 years of packing from Chantry Flat to the Big Santa Anita Canyon. This is also the kick-off of our 2012 Music Series. Steven Bejarno, Ruthann Friedmann, 45 Fingers, and Bryan Chan will help us to celebrate the milestone. […]

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Friday April 13 2012

Sierra Madre Sue’s Music News – Mellow D’z, HOA and more!

Posted 4/13/12 DOUBLE HEADER FRIDAY NIGHT– Friday, April 13 —The Mellow D’z at Cafe 322 in Sierra Madre from 5:30-7:30 PM. Happy hour food and drink specials are from 4-6:30 PM. It’s a great way to start your weekend! 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. www.cafe322.com THEN FOLLOW THEM OVER TO BAR LOUIE! —The Mellow […]

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Friday April 13 2012

Legendary Bingo Next Saturday

Legendary Bingo Next Saturday

Posted 4/13/12

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Friday April 13 2012

50th Annual Art Fair Approaching

Press Release Posted 4/13/12 – The 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s art fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 80 artists will be displaying and selling their […]

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Saturday April 07 2012

SMVFA Easter Egg Hunt – Photo Gallery

SMVFA Easter Egg Hunt - Photo Gallery

Posted 4/7/12 – This morning the Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association held an Easter Egg Hunt as they have done every year since 1931, at Memorial Park.  With the help of Nestles, thousands of pieces of candy were placed on the lawn in the park, which was divided into sections so kids could hunt among […]

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Wednesday April 04 2012

Candidate Reception to be Held Saturday

Posted 4/4/12 – Mike and Susan Gallagher will be hosting a reception for City Council candidates John Harabedian, Colin Braudrick, and Gene Goss on Saturday, April 7, at 5:00 p.m. Their home is located at 685 N. Auburn Ave. All are welcome. If you are still undecided as to how to vote on Tuesday, April […]

Monday April 02 2012

50th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair – Featured Artist Announced

50th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair – Featured Artist Announced

Press release posted 4/2/12 – Alison Snow, chair of the 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Art Fair is excited to announce that the Fair’s featured artist is Carolyn Grantham Gravatte, a long-time resident and painter of Sierra Madre.   Carolyn studied at Otis Art Institute and received early training with master Fine Art […]

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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

Wistaria Festival Media Day Held – Photo Gallery

Wistaria Festival Media Day Held - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/31/12 – On the Monday prior to the Wistaria Festival, March 19th, the Chamber held a media day and invited members of the print, radio and television media for a pre-event look at the vine.  Local artists Lynn Fearman, Patricia Ancona and Carol Adams were on hand painting the vine in preparation for the […]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Bottle Shop Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening Held

Bottle Shop Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening Held

Posted 3/31/12 – The long awaited Grand Opening of the Wine Tasting Room at The Bottle Shop took place last Saturday, from noon to 10pm, following a soft opening a couple weeks prior.  The Chamber of Commerce held a traditional ribbon cutting at 1pm, but all day long the Wine Tasting Room was celebrating its […]

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Saturday March 31 2012

35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen Tryouts Sunday

Press Release Posted 3/31/12 – WHERE: Royal mayhem takes place at the American Legion Bar, 179 N. Vinedo St., Pasadena, Between Walnut and Colorado Blvd. (626) 792-9938 WHEN: THIS SUNDAY, April Fools Day (April 1), 2012 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Doo Dah Queen Hopefuls Check-In 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Doo Dah Queen Tryouts […]

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Saturday March 31 2012

Church of the Ascension Announces Easter Week Schedule

Press Release Posted 3/31/12 Services during Holy Week 2012 include: Palm (Passion) Sunday April 1 at both 8 AM and 10:15 AM Both services include the Blessing of Palms. The 10:15 AM service will begin in the Memorial Garden with a procession into the Church. Tenebrae – Wednesday April 4 7:00 PM Readings from the […]

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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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Friday March 16 2012

Kiwanis Candidate Forum Photo Gallery

Kiwanis Candidate Forum Photo Gallery

Posted 3/16/12 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club hosted a candidate forum on Tuesday, moderated by member Clem Bartolai.  Six of the seven candidates were on hand, and they responded to questions written on index cards by people in the audience.  I shot video of the forum, and will post it soon, in the meantime […]

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Friday March 16 2012

Woman’s Club Mixer a Candidate Meet and Greet – Photo Gallery

Woman's Club Mixer a Candidate Meet and Greet - Photo Gallery

Posted 3/16/12 – The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club hosted the annual March Mixer of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, the 14th.  Six of the candidates were on hand to meet and greet and mingle with the crowd of a few dozen people, and each gave a brief introductory speech.  In addition to […]

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Friday March 16 2012

Grand Marshal Nominations Sought for 4th of July Parade

Posted 3/16/12 – The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2012 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held the morning of July 4th. Parade Grand Marshal nominees should embody the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit organizations […]

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Tuesday March 13 2012

Library Book Sale A Week Early Due to Construction

PR Posted 3/13/12 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale is being held on Friday, March 30, from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, March 31, from 10:00AM-2:00PM in the library basement and on the back parking lot.   Please note that this sale has been moved a week early to avoid the construction […]

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Saturday March 10 2012

Wistaria Festival to Offer Tours of Historic 1887 Pinney House

Wistaria Festival to Offer Tours of Historic 1887 Pinney House

Local Artists Featured in House Exhibit March 25, 2012 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Posted 3/10/12 – The historic landmark Pinney House, built in 1887, will be open for self-guided tours during the March 25 Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre, California. The Pinney House, designed by noted Victorian architects Joseph and Samuel Newsom, is celebrating […]

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Saturday March 10 2012

Special Sierra Madre Postal Cancellation For Wistaria Festival, 30 Days Following

Special Sierra Madre Postal Cancellation For Wistaria Festival, 30 Days Following

Posted 3/10/12 – The United States Postal Service and the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announce a special postal cancellation to celebrate The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival. This special postmark will be available at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, Sunday March 25, 2012 at the Wistaria Festival Postal Station located at Kersting Court in Sierra […]

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Friday March 09 2012

UPDATED – Jerry and Nan Carlton Chosen as Older ‘Sierra Madre’ Americans of the Year

UPDATED - Jerry and Nan Carlton Chosen as Older ‘Sierra Madre’ Americans of the Year

Originally Posted 3/7/12, updated 3/9/12 – The City of Sierra Madre Community & Personnel Services Department and the Senior Community Commission is happy to announce that Jerry and Nan Carlton have been selected as the Older Americans of the Year for Sierra Madre 2012. Jerry and Nan are longtime residents, active members of the Sierra […]

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Sunday March 04 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News

SierraMadreSue's Music News

Posted 3/4/12 – hey pals – check out this cool benefit – click to enlarge the attached flyer for more info……. This will be the philanthropic party of the year with band investors and promoters in attendance.  In fact, they will have two featured bands that are releasing all their music on iTunes the night […]

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Saturday March 03 2012

Civic Club to Host Casino Night on St. Patrick’s Day

Fun, food, and fantastic prizes all can be yours at Sierra Madre Civic Club’s Casino Night being held at the Sierra Madre Community Recreation Center on Saturday, March 17 from 7 p.m. -11 p.m.   For your $25 ticket, you will receive a $50 stake at the gaming tables, St. Patrick’s Day-themed refreshments, such as corned […]

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Wednesday February 29 2012

Adios, Amigo – The Pepper Tree is Gone

Adios, Amigo - The Pepper Tree is Gone

Posted 2/29/12 – Tomorrow, March 1st, 2012, will be the first day in more than 45, 500 days that the sun has risen on Kersting Court and will not create shade from the main pepper tree, planted in the 1880s (1887?) by a teacher at Sierra Madre School, which was located at that spot at […]

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Monday February 27 2012

Landscaping Lightly: A Sustainable Landscape Workshop for Homeowners

Landscaping Lightly: A Sustainable Landscape Workshop for Homeowners

Posted 2/27/12 – On Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Council for Watershed Health and the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy invite you to Landscaping Lightly, a free workshop at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Topics include native plant gardening, rainwater harvesting, backyard fruit and vegetable growing, tree selection and tree care, composting and mulching, controlling invasive […]

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Saturday February 25 2012

Lucille Hoegee Celebrates 100th Birthday

Lucille Hoegee Celebrates 100th Birthday

Posted 2/25/2012 – Friends and family gathered at the Grand View Avenue Hoegee family home where Lucille Hoegee has lived since it was built in 1949 to celebrate Lucille’s 100th birthday, though the actual birthday isn’t until Wednesday, February 29th, making  Lucille a leap year baby.  Is she really just 25? The Hoegee family has […]

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

Pepper Tree to be Cut Down Feb. 29th

Pepper Tree to be Cut Down Feb. 29th

Posted 2/24/12 – The big pepper tree in Kersting Court, the one with the crevice in the trunk that you took a picture of your kid standing in, the one that was a “mature” tree long before it was part of a set on the film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” in 1954, the one […]

Thursday February 23 2012

Letter to the Editor re: Fundraiser for Community Member in Need

Posted 2/23/12 – Friends, This is serious…I NEED your help. A friend has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung and thyroid cancer. She has been denied government financial and medical assistance. She has 2 daughters and is unable to work. My Spa is holding a fund raiser (location TBA) for her family on 3/24 from […]

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Thursday February 23 2012

Sierra Madrean Lucille Hoegee to Celebrate 100th Birthday Saturday

Sierra Madrean Lucille Hoegee to Celebrate 100th Birthday Saturday

Posted 2/23/12 – I just received the following letter, and contacted the sender, Heather Hoegee, wife of Lucille Hoegee’s grandson.  She tells me that I should include with the letter that if you knew Lucille, Vint or any of the Hoegees, you’re more than welcome to come visit with Lucille as she celebrates her birthday […]

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Saturday February 18 2012

Sierra Madre Civic Club Celebrates 67 Years of Service to the Community

Sierra Madre Civic Club Celebrates 67 Years of Service to the Community

Posted 2/18/12 – This month the Sierra Madre Civic Club celebrated its 67th birthday by honoring their past presidents and honorary lifetime members.  Many of the honorees, including three of the original charter members of the club, were able to attend the party, some coming from as far away as 250 miles. The club thanked […]

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Saturday February 18 2012

Lenten Programs at Church of the Ascension

The season of Lent lasts approximately 46 days, including Sundays, between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  Since its founding in 1885,  Ascension and other churches in the Sierra Madre community have gathered to observe the weeks prior to Easter as a special time for prayer and meditation about their Christian discipleship. Lent officially starts with […]

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Tuesday February 14 2012

Candidates Goss and MacGillivray Announce Plans for Campaign Kickoffs, Goss Launches Website

Posted 2/14/12 – MaryAnn MacGillivray invites all to join her for food, drinks and conversation on Saturday, February 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 at the home of Melissa Thew, 477 N. Baldwin Ave. and Gene Goss has now announced plans for his campaign Kickoff Party, which will take place at his home at 208 Ramona […]

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Friday February 10 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – to the weekend… and beyond!

SierraMadreSue's Music News - to the weekend... and beyond!

Posted 2/10/12 – here’s just a few tasty tidbits for your weekend listening (and dining & drinking) pleasure: FRI. 2/10 – the MELLOW D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan – acoustic rock) @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Full bar & kitchen with happy hour food & drink specials 4 – 6:30pm. 322 […]

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Thursday February 09 2012

Sierra Madre Civic Club To Host Casino Night on St. Patrick’s Day

Fun, food, and fantastic prizes all can be yours at Sierra Madre Civic Club’s Casino Night being held at the Sierra Madre Community Recreation Center on Saturday, March 17 from 7 p.m. -11 p.m.   For your $25 ticket, you will receive a $50 stake at the gaming tables, St. Patrick’s Day-themed refreshments, such as corned […]

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Thursday February 09 2012

Century 21 Village Honors Top Producers For 2011

Century 21 Village Honors Top Producers For 2011

Posted 2/9/12 – Andy Bencosme, managing broker at Century 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre recently presented the annual sales production awards to the office’s top sales producers and also the “rookie of the year” award. The annual awards breakfast was held at The Only Place in Town Restaurant in Sierra Madre. Bencosme thanked all […]

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Tuesday February 07 2012

SM Community Medical Group Groundbreaking Thursday, Public Invited

SM Community Medical Group Groundbreaking Thursday, Public Invited

The Sierra Madre Community Medical Group will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to kickoff construction of the new 7,000 sq. ft. medical building at 147 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  on Thursday, Feb. 9th at 4:30pm. Dr. Hani Sami, M.D. invites the public to join him as the project gets underway.  To RSVP, contact Chris Bertrand at […]

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Tuesday February 07 2012

Council Candidate Braudrick Schedules Kickoff Party

Colin Braudrick has announced that his Campaign Kickoff Party for the April special Election to fill the remaining two years of Joe Mosca’s vacated City Council seat will take place at Jason and Heather Young’s house at 640 West Alegria Street from 6:30 – 8:30 on Wednesday, February 29th.  (Editor’s note: you might say he’s […]

Saturday February 04 2012

An Afternoon at The Villa to Support Friends of the Library

An Afternoon at The Villa to Support Friends of the Library

Posted 2/4/12 – The 42nd Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will take place on Sunday February 12th from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the Alverno High School Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA.  The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, a non-profit […]

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Saturday February 04 2012

City Council Candidates Set to Kick Off Campaigns – Corrected Address

Posted 2/4/12 – The April City Council campaign is kicking into high gear tonight, with a Kickoff Party for John Harabedian, candidate for one of the two regular election (4-year) seats, at the home of Tom Brady, at 220 S. Canon, at 6:30pm.   John Capoccia, also a candidate in the regular election, has announced his kickoff […]

Saturday February 04 2012

A Noise Within Artistic Director to Address Scholarship Benefit

A Noise Within Artistic Director to Address Scholarship Benefit

Posted 2/4/12 – “Behind the Scenes at A Noise Within” will be the subject of a talk by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, producing director of Pasadena’s A Noise Within, the celebrated classical repertory theatre company, at the eighth Awards for Scholars luncheon to be held on Monday, March 12 at the Santa Anita Golf Club in Arcadia. Rodriguez-Elliott […]

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Saturday February 04 2012

Alverno to Honor Anniversary of Japanese EQ/Tsunami with Japanese Visitors

Posted 2/4/12 – On Monday, February 6, 2012, Alverno High School will welcome 80 visitors from the Uekusa Bunka Girls High School in Tokyo, Japan. For the past nine years, the students at Uekusa Bunka have made the 5,000 mile visit to see Los Angeles and visit their sister school in Sierra Madre.   The morning will […]

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Wednesday February 01 2012

Services for Former SMFD Capt. Mike Delgatto This Friday

Services for Former SMFD Capt. Mike Delgatto This Friday

Mike Delgatto, former Captain in the Sierra Madre Volunteer Fire Dept. and former president of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, passed away in Monrovia on Jan. 27th at the age of forty-nine. He was born on April 1, 1962, in Arcadia, California, and was the son of Vera and Joe Delgatto, brother of Tony and (Ginny) […]

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Wednesday February 01 2012

Mays, Krantz Honored at COTY Dinner

Mays, Krantz Honored at COTY Dinner

Nearly a hundred people turned out Friday night to the Sierra Madre Room to honor Richard Mays as Sierra Madre’s 2011 Citizen of the Year, and to thank Matt Krantz, owner of Bean Town, for his service to the Chamber of Commerce. Mays was recognized for his service in 2011 on the Community Emergency Response Team […]

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Friday January 20 2012

Volunteers and Co-Chair Wanted for the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee

Posted 1/20/12 – The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and friendly volunteers to serve on the committee as a member or a Co-Chair. The committee seeks volunteers to assist with various tasks to help with the parade and festivities. Join in the fun of hosting Sierra Madre’s favorite […]

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

Library’s Free Parent/Child Workshops Slated For February

Posted 1/19/12 – Sierra Madre Public Library’s latest five-week Parent/Child Workshop for families with children ages three and younger will feature noted resource professionals from the community. Each workshop session will feature a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health. The popular workshop […]

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Wednesday January 18 2012

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 42nd Annual Wine Tasting Coming Up!

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 42nd Annual Wine Tasting Coming Up!

This year’s annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will be held on Sunday, February 12, from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 675 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre.  Chair of the Wine Tasting, Sue Levoe, is enthusiastic about the afternoon event.  She feels that the timing will lend itself to leisurely strolling about the […]

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Wednesday January 18 2012

“MY PC” Computer Classes At Sierra Madre Library

Posted 1/18/12 – If you’ve wanted to take computer classes, but have avoided them because you thought they’d be boring or full of incomprehensible “techno-babble, then the “MY PC” series is for you!  Sierra Madre Library staff members Jill Schofield and Gerard Brane will be teaching this hands-on, fun, and user-friendly series of 10 one-hour […]

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Wednesday January 18 2012

Sierra Madre’s “One Book, One City 2012” Events

Posted 1/18/12 – “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, containing the first twelve short stories about the famous detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will be honored during February at the Sierra Madre Public Library as the City of Sierra Madre’s One Book, One City selection for 2012.   All events are free and open to the […]

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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

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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Thursday January 05 2012

Friends Of The Library to Host Two January Book Sales

Posted 1/5/12 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be having two Bargain Book Table Sales in January in the Library during open hours.  The first will run from Monday, January 9th through Saturday January 14th, and will feature Cookbooks, Comics, Fiction, Thrillers, and books for Children and Teens.  The second sale will […]

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Thursday January 05 2012

“Twentieth Century” Opens January 27 At The Playhouse

Posted 1/5/12 – Playwright Ken Ludwig is a favorite with Sierra Madre Playhouse audiences. His shows there have included “Leading Ladies,” “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Lend Me A Tenor.” Now there’s “Twentieth Century,” his hilarious 21st century adaptation of the 1932 Broadway hit by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.   The glamorous passenger train Twentieth Century Limited, […]

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Friday December 30 2011

Rose Float Decorating, 12/29/11

Rose Float Decorating, 12/29/11

Stopped by the Rose Float Barn last night and took some pics of the status as of that time, which was about 5:30pm.  You’ll find the gallery below the schedule…  I understand that flower placement begins tonight and will continue over the next couple days.  If you’d like to volunteer, click to view the Volunteer Guidelines.  […]

Thursday December 29 2011

Retirement Party for Chief Diaz Tonight

A reception will be held this afternoon to recognize Chief Marilyn Diaz upon her retirement.  Chief Diaz has been with the Sierra Madre PD for just over five years, after serving 32 years with the Pasadena Police Dept.  She was the first female police chief in L.A. County when she was named to run our […]

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Saturday December 24 2011

Dec. 24th in Sierra Madre

Dec. 24th in Sierra Madre

To my readers, I hope you have a safe, healthy, loving and happy holiday season, whatever holidays you choose to celebrate.  It’s worth it, in my opinion, to click on the pic below to see it in high resolution, original size, even though it may take a minute to load…For the less computer savvy – […]

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Friday December 23 2011

Richard Mays Named 2011 Citizen of the Year

Richard Mays Named 2011 Citizen of the Year

Posted 12/23/11 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announced that it has named Richard Mays to be the 2011 Citizen of the Year.  In 2011, Mays served as the City’s Deputy Treasurer, sat on the UUT Oversight Committee, was a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the SMPD Volunteer Force, and acted […]

Friday December 23 2011

Frosty Returns to Kersting Court

Frosty Returns to Kersting Court

Every year since 1988, with the exception of 2010, Frosty has arrived in Kersting Court at some time during the holiday season. Originally, he was on Sierra Madre Blvd. up near the west end of the park by the crosswalk, for some time now he’s been on Baldwin Ave.. He’s arrived on Christmas Eve, the […]

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Friday December 23 2011

Firefighter’s Ball Moves From Christmas to New Year’s Eve

Firefighter's Ball Moves From Christmas to New Year's Eve

Posted 12/23/11 – The Sierra Madre Firefighter’s Ball is a longstanding tradition in this town, nearly as old as the almost century old Volunteer Dept. itself (technically, with the addition of paramedics, etc., we are now a combination department, but the firefighting crew itself is still volunteer).  See below for video of former mulepacker and […]

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Friday December 23 2011

It’s a Wonderful Life Extended at Playhouse

Posted 12/23/11 – By popular demand, “It’s A Wonderful Life” has been extended through January 14 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.  “It’s A Wonderful Life” (read Fran Syverson’s review here) has been a hit for Sierra Madre Playhouse, which is extending its run by adding five performances in January, 2012. WHAT: “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The […]

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Monday December 19 2011

Candlelight Procession Photo Gallery

Candlelight Procession Photo Gallery

The Sierra Madre candlelight procession, begun in 1971 took place on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.  Participating ministers (per the program) were Rev. Paul Beck and Pastor Steve Daniels of Sierra Madre Congregational, Dr. Phil Carlson of Bethany Church, Fr. Michael Bamberger and Mary Ann Zahn of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Rev. George Crisp of […]

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Friday December 16 2011

Bean Town Christmas Benefit for SM School Performing & Visual Arts

Bean Town Christmas Benefit for SM School Performing & Visual Arts

Posted 12/16/11 – Santa Claus is coming to Bean Town!!  Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa Claus, or there will be a photographer on hand in case you forget your camera. Please stop by Bean Town on Dec. 17th between 1pm & 3pm to show your support.  All donations collected go directly to the […]

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Thursday December 15 2011

Christmas Concert and Candlelight Walk This Sunday

Christmas Concert and Candlelight Walk This Sunday

  Posted 12/15/11 – Busy day this Sunday.  United Methodist Church has a Chorale Performance scheduled at 4pm (click link for details and cost info).  Then at 5pm, Sierra Madre Congregational Church has a Christmas Concert scheduled (170 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.).  Then at 7pm, the 40th Candlelight Walk will be held, beginning at St. […]

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Thursday December 15 2011

Hart Park House Senior Center Grand Re-Opening Today

Posted 12/15/11 – The City of Sierra Madre is very excited to announce the long awaited Hart Park House Senior Center Grand Re-Opening.  Please join the Sierra Madre City Council and Senior Community Commission for a special Open House & Ribbon Cutting. Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Location:    Hart […]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Local Community Invited to Attend Alverno’s Candlelight Celebration

Local Community Invited to Attend Alverno's Candlelight Celebration

The Christmas season brings wonderful traditions to Alverno High School including the annual Candlelight Celebration. This year, Alverno will host this special tradition on Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm. The entire Alverno community will gather near the Villa Del Sol d’ Oro and take part in the story of Christmas from the birth of Jesus […]

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Monday December 12 2011

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Need Last Minute Christmas Gift? Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Now Available Online

Posted 12/12/11 – The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce announced today that tickets to ride the shuttle to view the 118-year old Wistaria Vine, designated by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest blossoming plant, are now available for purchase online. The vine, which is on private property, is located in the […]

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Monday December 12 2011

Citizen of the Year Nominations Sought

Citizen of the Year Nominations Sought

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year.  To be eligible, a person must be a resident of Sierra Madre.  The accomplishment(s) or project(s) for which they are being nominated must have been of benefit to the community of Sierra Madre and its citizens during 2011.  They […]

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Friday December 09 2011

Playhouse Review by Fran Syverson

Posted 12/9/11 – “It’s a Wonderful Life”—heartwarming holiday classic now at Sierra Madre Playhouse Tree silhouettes, barren of leaves for the winter…snow softly floating…a pretty little bridge arching over a stream—what more tranquil setting can we imagine? But wait! That man on the bridge, pacing agitatedly to and fro, finally deciding to take the plunge over the […]

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Friday December 09 2011

Sierra Madre Chorale Performances Scheduled

Posted 12/9/11 – The Sierra Madre Chorale, under the direction of Fred Copeland and accompanied by Stephanie Lan, has scheduled two holiday performances titled “The Music of Christmas…The Happiest Season of the Year.”  The performances will be held Friday, Dec. 16th at 7:30 and Sunday, Dec. 18th at 4pm at the Sierra Madre United Methodist Church, […]

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Thursday December 08 2011

Pinney House Mixer Draws a Crowd, Raises Funds for Float

Pinney House Mixer Draws a Crowd, Raises Funds for Float

Posted 12/8/11 – Nearly sixty people turned out for the Chamber mixer Tuesday night.  Interestingly, in a house that large, you would never have known that many were there.  As people took self-guided tours around the house, Christmas carols were performed live by pianist, Nikki Hardin, food was served in the dining room, the bar […]

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Thursday December 08 2011

Kiwanis To Host Emergency Response Forum

Posted 12/8/11 – On Tuesday, Dec. 13, The Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre will host a public forum to discuss the emergency response to the recent windstorm. The forum will concentrate on ways to improve emergency procedures and be better prepared for the next disaster. The event will include a panel of representatives from City […]

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Wednesday December 07 2011

School Auditorium Renamed for Bluemel, Celebration Wednesday, 12/14

School Auditorium Renamed for Bluemel, Celebration Wednesday, 12/14

Posted 12/7/11 – At the request of the Sierra Madre PTA and by unanimous support and endorsement of the School Board of the Pasadena Unified School District, the auditorium at Sierra Madre School has officially been named the Gayle L. Bluemel Auditorium. Gayle’s extensive tenure of 38 years as an educator with PUSD, 21 of […]

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Saturday December 03 2011

Garden Club to Host SM Rose Princesses

by Phyllis Chapman Posted 12/3/11 – With royalty taking center stage this year, Sierra Madre Garden Club gets on board by welcoming Sierra Madre’s Royal Court, the Rose Princesses, who will grace our 2012 parade entry.  This will take place at the Club’s dinner meeting, Monday, December 12, at 6:30pm,  in Gooden School’s multi-purpose room […]

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Tuesday November 29 2011

It Takes a Village, Seriously, to Make Dickens Village

It Takes a Village, Seriously, to Make Dickens Village

For many years, the holiday celebration put on by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce was called the Holiday Open House.  A few years back, the Chamber decided to go with “Dickens Village,” and added the horse and buggy ride, period costume dressed carolers, etc.  Truth be told, though, there’s a lot more of OUR village […]

Thursday November 24 2011

Restored Creche Figures to “Debut” at Dickens Village

Restored Creche Figures to “Debut” at Dickens Village

Posted 11/23/11, by Bill Coburn – Each year during Sierra Madre’s annual Candlelight Procession, two young residents are selected to perform in the role of Mary and Joseph, walking down the hill at the head of the procession carrying the figure of the baby Jesus, which they then place in the manger in the town […]

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Wednesday November 23 2011

Church of the Ascension Invites the Village to Give Thanks

Posted 11/23/11 – Soon, the American tradition known as Thanksgiving will be upon us. As we gather together with great enthusiasm for amazing food and fellowship let us remember to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives. Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Ascension) invites the community for celebration of the liturgy of Thanksgiving and […]

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Wednesday November 23 2011

Local Organizations to Take Part in Dickens Village

Local Organizations to Take Part in Dickens Village

Posted 11/12/11 – Creative Arts Group to Host Family Fun Art Project The Family Outreach Program at the Creative Arts Group will host a FREE family art project called “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner for the Holidays?” This is a celebration of diversity. Each family will construct a 3D scene of their holiday dining room. Each […]

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Friday November 18 2011

Sierra Madre Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Shopping with Dickens Village Festivities

Sierra Madre Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Shopping with Dickens Village Festivities

As Americans across the country take part in Small Business Saturday next Saturday, November 26th, Sierra Madre, which epitomizes the concept, will host Dickens Village as its formal kick-off of the holiday shopping season .  Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the […]

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Friday November 18 2011

Sierra Madre Resident Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Sierra Madre Resident Receives Congressional Gold Medal

By Terry Miller – Published courtesy of Sierra Madre Weekly.  Posted 11/18/11 – During a Veterans Day event in Monrovia’s Library Park, WWII Veteran Mitsuo Kunihiro, 93, of Sierra Madre, displayed his Nisei Congressional Gold Medal he received earlier this month in Washington, D.C. A plaque honoring Korean War veterans, which was a multi-year project for […]

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Thursday November 17 2011

Double Dose of Books Sales for the Holidays

Posted 11/17/11 – With the holidays fast approaching, the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are offering several opportunities for you to purchase the best holiday gift of all- books.  On Wednesday, November 30, from 5:00-8:00PM a Friends’ members only book sale will be held in the basement of the Sierra Madre Library.  This event […]

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Wednesday November 16 2011

Workshop on Tips & Strategies for Effective IEP Goal Writing Scheduled

What: Tips and Strategies for Effective Goal Writing – Mark Woodsmall, Esq. Date: Thursday, November 17th Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Where: Justine Sherman & Associates Address: 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra Madre, California 91024 Office Phone: (626) 355-1729 Interactive workshop will detail three essential components required for drafting quality Individual Education Program (IEP) goals including the […]

Tuesday November 15 2011

CSFA Presents Award to “Hometown Hero” John Shear

CSFA Presents Award to

Posted 11/15/11 – In front of a crowd that included Mrs. York’s Sierra Madre School third grade class, the CA State Firefighters’ Association presented its 2011 Valor Award to John Shear at the Sierra Madre Fire station on Monday morning.   In March of this year, Shear, at the age of 90-years old, threw himself between […]

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Sunday November 13 2011

VFW Honors Veterans at Memorial Park Ceremony

VFW Honors Veterans at Memorial Park Ceremony

  Posted 11/13/11 – On a chilly, drizzly day, Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 moved its ceremony to honor veterans from in front of the Veteran’s Photo Wall to under the pergola to get out of the rain.  The ceremony was held Saturday, Nov. 12th, the day after Veteran’s Day. Post Commander Dave Loera welcomed […]

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Friday November 11 2011

VFW To Host Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Memorial Park

VFW To Host Veteran's Day Ceremony at Memorial Park

Sierra Madre’s Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 will host a service honoring veterans tomorrow in recognition of Veteran’s Day, at Memorial Park by the Veteran’s Wall at 11am.  The public is invited to attend. Click here to view our coverage of the 2010 ceremony, including photos and video of the entire ceremony, featuring WWII […]

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Thursday November 10 2011

John Shear to Receive CSFA Valor Award Monday

John Shear to Receive CSFA Valor Award Monday

Posted 11/10/11 – Sierra Madre resident John Shear will be presented with the California State Firefighter’s Association’s Medal Of Valor on Monday at 11:30am at the Sierra Madre Fire Station, 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. The Medal of Valor is awarded to individuals that voluntarily risk their own life to an extraordinary degree in saving […]

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Thursday November 10 2011

Veterans Honored at Kiwanis Meeting

Veterans Honored at Kiwanis Meeting

The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club saluted veterans at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, three days prior to Veteran’s Day. Members of Sierra Madre’s Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 were on hand and opened the meeting with a color guard presenting the colors (see video below).  Luncheon for the day was “Mess Hall” style and […]

Thursday November 10 2011

City to Host Meeting Re: Downtown Retail Market Demand Study

Posted 11/10/11 – The City of Sierra Madre invites you to a Community Input Meeting regarding a Downtown Retail Market Demand Study.  The Community Input Meeting is November 15, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  The Downtown Retail Market Demand Study is currently being drafted, and will […]

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Thursday November 03 2011

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Extended By Popular Demand Through Nov. 19

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Extended By Popular Demand Through Nov. 19

WHAT: “To Kill A Mockingbird.” A play. WHO: Written by Christopher Sergel. Based on the novel by Harper Lee. Directed by Michael Cooper. Presented by Sierra Madre Playhouse. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company. WHERE: Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind theatre. WHEN: […]

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Thursday November 03 2011

Creative Arts Group to Host Annual Art Festival

Creative Arts Group to Host Annual Art Festival

The Foothill Creative Arts Group will host their Annual Art Festival Friday thru Sunday, Nov. 11 – 13, at 108 N. Baldwin Ave.  The festival will include artwork by more than seventy artists, artist demonstrations, and a student sale on Friday and Saturday only.  The Opening Night reception will be held from 7 to 9pm […]

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Thursday November 03 2011

Just In Time For The Holidays: “It’s A Wonderful Life” Opens Nov. 25 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

“It’s A Wonderful Life” is the stage version of the favorite Christmas story. George Bailey, the decent family man who heads the Building and Loan Association in the town of Bedford Falls, is dissuaded from suicide one especially difficult holiday season by the intervention of a guardian angel in training. The angel, Clarence, shows George […]

Wednesday November 02 2011

Feeney to Discuss Rise of Citrus Industry at SMHPS Event

Feeney to Discuss Rise of Citrus Industry at SMHPS Event

Posted 11/2/11 – Please join the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society on Friday November 4, 2011 at 7 pm at the Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd..   Local resident Joe Feeney will highlight the advent of the citrus industry in California, also known as the Second Gold Rush.  The citrus industry generated billions of dollars […]

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Wednesday November 02 2011

2011 Healthy Family Fun Historic Bike Ride This Saturday

Posted 11/2/11 – Please join the Community and Personnel Services Department this Saturday, November 5, for a Historic Bike Ride of Sierra Madre. The Historic Bike Ride will begin in Kersting Court at 9:00am. This event is absolutely FREE and is open to participants of all ages. All you need is your bike and helmet […]

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Wednesday November 02 2011

Special Meeting of Library Board Tonight

Posted 11/2/11 – The Library Board of Trustees will convene this evening for a Special Meeting in Council Chambers at 7:00. Council Chambers is located at City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

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Wednesday November 02 2011

Letter to the Editor Re: Fill the Boot Success

Letter to the Editor Re: Fill the Boot Success

Posted 11/2/11 – Good Morning I was absolutely JAZZED about the success of our “Fill The Boot” campaign on Saturday collecting money for M.D.A. Our original count showed that in just 5 hours, the Citizens of Sierra Madre GENEROUSLY donated $5,460.18 ! Then on Tuesday, I received word from April Drasin @ M.D.A. that the […]

Wednesday November 02 2011

Halloween, 2011

Posted 11/2/11 – Halloween in Sierra Madre has come and gone, but as always, it was quite the event. This town sure knows how to do Halloween! Click on the links below to see photos and video from the event! Enjoy. Please note that all photos and video are Copyrighted material. You are welcome to […]

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Wednesday November 02 2011

Video of Halloween Costume Contest Contestants

Posted 11/2/11 – I have now posted the video below on the 2011 Costume Contest Photo Gallery and Video page. Watch it here, watch it there, watch it on both pages! (It’s a little bigger on this page, but if you’re going full screen, what does that matter?)

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Tuesday November 01 2011

Video of 2011 City Costume Parade

Posted 11/2/11 – In between the downtown business trick-or-treating and the costume contest, there was a Halloween parade.

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Tuesday November 01 2011

Thousands Visit Alegria on Halloween Night

Thousands Visit Alegria on Halloween Night

Posted 10/31/11 – Each year it seems, the residents on Alegria Avenue outdo the year before, and they have made Sierra Madre the place to be on Halloween.  It now seems to be spreading throughout the town, as more and more homes are “dressed up” for Halloween.  Next year, we’ll try to document some of the non-Alegria […]

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Tuesday November 01 2011

Halloween Costume Contest – Photo Gallery of 120+ Photos and Video

Halloween Costume Contest - Photo Gallery of 120+ Photos and Video

Posted 10/31/11 – Sierra Madre Kiwanis and the Community and Personnel Services Department again put on the annual Halloween Costume Contest.  In addition to the three winners in each age group this year, there was a “scariest costume overall” winner.  The winner got to take part in the “Zombie Wedding” performances that took place at […]

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Monday October 31 2011

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Hundreds Trick or Treat Downtown

Posted 10/31/11 – Hundreds of kids and their parents trick or treated downtown for Halloween again this year.  Sierra Madre Blvd. was closed beginning at 3:30, and local businesses that were open (many local businesses are closed on Mondays, though at least one, Angels Everywear opened for the festivities on a day they are normally […]

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Monday October 31 2011

Alegria Residents Prepping for Thousands This Evening

Alegria Residents Prepping for Thousands This Evening

Posted 10/31/11 – The residents of Alegria Avenue in Sierra Madre are busy preparing for tonight’s influx of trick or treaters and sightseers, decorating their homes and yards to thrill the thousands that will descend upon the one block Hallowonderland between Mountain Trail and Baldwin Ave. Doug and Heather Parker invited me to come by again […]

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Monday October 31 2011

End Of The Month Bargain Book Sale At The Library

Posted 10/31/11 – There’s a harvest of good books to be had at The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Bargain Book Table Sale, which will be held Monday, October 31, through Saturday, November 5, during the Library’s open hours. Fiction, History, Politics, will be featured, as wells as books for Children and Teens.  Books are […]

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Wednesday October 26 2011

Woman’s Club Prayer Breakfast Nov. 16th

By Phyllis Chapman Posted 10/26/11 – Sierra Madre Woman’s Club invites the community to its 35th annual All-Faith Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, Nov. 16th, from 8 to 9am.  This will be held in the Essick House, their historic clubhouse, located at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Members prepare and serve a sit-down breakfast.  All are welcome.  […]

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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

Photo Gallery – Sierra Madre Search and Rescue 60th Anniv. Open House

Photo Gallery - Sierra Madre Search and Rescue 60th Anniv. Open House

On October 16th, the world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team held  a very well attended open house to celebrate their 60th anniversary.  Local dignitaries turned out to honor the team.  I’ll be posting a second gallery of photos taken by Dr. Bill White very soon.  Enjoy the gallery below the video of SMSR […]

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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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Thursday October 20 2011

CERT to Take Part in Great Shake Out Today

Posted 10/20/11 – The Sierra Madre Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is participating in the Great Shake Out today at 10:20 am. Disaster preparedness is the primary concern for the CERT group and CERT would like to keep the residents of Sierra Madre informed when they have such events. For more information and resources on the Shake […]

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Thursday October 20 2011

Alverno to Host Networking Event

Alverno to Host Networking Event

Alverno High School will host a business networking event featuring job information from local organizations at the Villa del Sol d’Oro on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6 to 8pm.  Here are some of the highlights of the event! ~ Alverno is partnering with “Women at Work” and “WINTER: Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles” to present this joint event. […]

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Thursday October 20 2011

“Spider Wrangler” at Kiwanis Meeting

Posted 10/20/11 – The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will present a special Halloween program by Steven Kutcher, an entertainment industry “Spider Wrangler” and master of “bug art”.  As a Spider Wrangler, Mr. Kutcher fills a unique niche in the motion picture industry, providing bugs, spiders, and other insects for movie and TV show production.  His presentation […]

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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 […]

Wednesday October 12 2011

“Fibber McGee And Molly” One Night Only At Sierra Madre Playhouse

 “Fibber McGee and Molly” was one of the most popular comedies of the Golden Days of Radio, enduring from 1935-1959. The fun is being re-created by actors of  Bill Martyn’s Special Mark Productions in a mock radio broadcast on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Fibber McGee was a likable fellow frequently getting himself […]

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Thursday October 06 2011

Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team 60th Anniversary Open House Celebration

Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team 60th Anniversary Open House Celebration

Posted 10/6/11 – The world famous Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team will be having an open house at its rescue station on Sunday, October 16th from 1 to 5PM.  The station is located at the corner of Stonehouse and Grandview just two blocks east of of Santa Anita in Sierra Madre. The Team will have […]

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Wednesday October 05 2011

Tournament of Roses’ 2012 Directors’ Trophy to be Dedicated to Jacob Maarse

The Tournament of Roses announced today that they will be dedicating the 2012 Directors’ Trophy award, one of 24 awards given to floats in the parade, to long time Sierra Madre resident Jacob Maarse, who passed away in December at the age of 82.  Maarse had been both a float designer and a float judge during […]

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Wednesday October 05 2011

Farmers’ Market Won’t Open Today

Posted 10/5/11 – I just got off the phone with Tracy Pieper of Raw Inspiration, Market Manager for the Sierra Madre Farmers’ Market, who informed me that the Farmers’ Market will be closed today.  After consulting with members of City staff, the decision was made to close it.  Weather permitting, it will return next Wednesday, […]

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Tuesday October 04 2011

“Sierra Madre Honors” Dinner Honors Volunteers, City Employees

  Posted 10/4/11 – The following is the text presented by Emcee Frank Hall at the Sierra Madre Honors Dinner, held at Alverno  High School on Thursday, Sept. 29th.  This was the sixth annual Honors Dinner, which recognizes community volunteers and City employees. “Our first award, the Youth Service Award, recognizes residents ages 11 – […]

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Sunday October 02 2011

“The Tale Of The Frog Prince” Returns To Sierra Madre Playhouse On October 15

Posted 10/2/11 – The Sierra Madre Playhouse invites all kids to become froggies in our swamp. The evil witch has turned the handsome Prince into a frog. He’s sad and lonely and needs you as his friends to sing and dance and play with him. He is waiting and hoping that somewhere there is a lovely girl […]

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Sunday October 02 2011

Retirement Party for Toni Buckner

Posted 10/2/11 – Story by Jane Zamenzadeh, Friends of the Library, video by SierraMadreNews.Net On Friday, September 16, a standing-room-only crowd of more than two hundred people gathered in the Sierra Madre Room of the Community Center to thank Toni Buckner for her thirty-four years of service to the Sierra Madre Library (View Photo Gallery […]

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Sunday October 02 2011

Konigsberg Memorial Today

Konigsberg Memorial Today

Posted 10/2/11 – On September 4, we ran an obituary for long-time Sierra Madrean and community philanthropist and contributor Eph Konigsberg.  At the time, we said that we would let you know when a decision had been made regarding services.  The memorial for Eph will be held in “The Lodge,” formerly the Masonic Lodge, at […]

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Sunday October 02 2011

Wine and Jazz Walk This Saturday

Posted 10/02/11 – The historical San Antonio Winery and the merchants of Sierra Madre are once again joining forces to host the 6th annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk.  This fun and unique event, benefiting City of Hope Cancer Research and Treatment, will be held from 4 to 7pm on Saturday, October 8, 2011 […]

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Sunday October 02 2011

Local Foundation To Host Fund Raiser To Support Cancer Resource Center

Local Foundation To Host Fund Raiser To Support Cancer Resource Center

Posted October 2, 2011 – The Spero Foundation will be hosting their second annual “Hopes for Hope” a beer and fine food pairing dinner to be held on Saturday, November 5th at the beautiful Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park.  The guests will enjoy a six course gourmet meal paired with six micro brewed / […]

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Sunday October 02 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird at the Sierra Madre Playhouse

Posted Oct. 2, 2011 – In a small town in Alabama in 1935, the steadfastly decent and honorable lawyer Atticus Finch is called upon to defend a Black field worker falsely accused of rape. Even Atticus admits that, given the time and location of the trial, he has little chance of success in defending his […]

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Monday September 26 2011

Halcyon Koerber Featured Artist at City Hall Exhibition

The City of Sierra Madre Community Arts Commission is pleased to present an Arts Exhibition by Halcyon Koerber.  The Exhibition by Halcyon Koerber is now on display through Thursday, November 17, 2011.  Community members are invited to an Artist Reception on Friday, Friday, October 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sierra Madre […]

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Tuesday September 20 2011

6th Annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk October 8th

6th Annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk October 8th

Posted 9/20/11 – The historical San Antonio Winery and the merchants of Sierra Madre are once again joining forces to host the 6th annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk.  This fun and unique event, benefiting City of Hope Cancer Research and Treatment, will be held from 4 to 7pm on Saturday, October 8, 2011 […]

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Tuesday September 20 2011

Fall Dinner Dance to Benefit Sierra Madre School

Fall Dinner Dance to Benefit Sierra Madre School

Posted 9/20/11 – Shake your leaves and join the fun at the Fall Dinner Dance benefiting Sierra Madre School’s Annual Fund, Saturday, October 15th from 6:00 to 10 p.m. at the exclusive private club Area 51 in Monrovia. Hire a sitter, leave the kids at home and put on your dancing shoes. Enjoy a delicious […]

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Sunday September 18 2011

Toni Buckner Retirement Ceremony Photo Gallery

Toni Buckner Retirement Ceremony Photo Gallery

Posted 9/18/11 – The City held a retirement ceremony for Toni Buckner Friday night in the Sierra Madre Room, and it was a full house.  Toni’s last day isn’t until this coming Friday, but they held the ceremony on the 16th.  I’ll be posting an article about it, and I shot lots of video, some […]

Friday September 16 2011

Bluesfest/Food Trucks to Benefit SM Search and Rescue Saturday, 9/17

Posted 9/16/11 – Emmanuel Church in Arcadia located at 23 W. Foothill Blvd. in Arcadia,  just west of Santa Anita, will host a FREE Bluesfest from 12 to 7pm on Saturday, Sept. 17th, with proceeds to benefit the world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team.   Scheduled to perform are Reverend Tom and the Good […]

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Monday September 12 2011

John Napolitano, Sr. Subject of Article in Newsday

Sept. 12, 2011 – John Napolitano, Sr., the father of John Napolitano, Jr., one of the 344 New York firefighters that died on 9/11/01, who over the years has been kind enough to share his thoughts and feelings with Sierra Madre News Net, including an 8-part series that we ran leading up to yesterday’s tenth […]

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Sunday September 11 2011

Dozens Turn Out to Remember 9/11

Dozens Turn Out to Remember 9/11

Dozens of people, among them Mayor John Buchanan and City Council member Mary Ann MacGillivray, turned out at the Sierra Madre Fire Dept. this morning to remember the events of 9/11/01. Members of SMPD and SMFD stood silently at parade rest for several minutes, before a region-wide announcement commemorating the events of 9/11/01 was made over […]

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Saturday September 10 2011

SMFD and SMPD to Remember with Special Service on Sunday Morning, 9/11 at 6:45am

SMFD and SMPD to Remember with Special Service on Sunday Morning, 9/11 at 6:45am

“Good morning.  On Sept. 11, 2001, an attack was launched on American soil…”  With these words, or similar, the Verdugo Fire Communications Center each year begins its region-wide 9/11 bulletin,  remembering the horrific events of 9/11/2001, and taking a moment to honor the fallen first responders that died that morning. One year after the attacks, […]

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Wednesday September 07 2011

Kensington Project Town Hall Meeting Photo Gallery

Kensington Project Town Hall Meeting Photo Gallery

Posted 2/20/12 – Fountain Square West held a Town Hall Meeting at the Sierra Madre Room on September 7th, 2011.   This photo gallery shows the drawings for the project as FSWD was proposing to build it at that time. In this video from the September Town Hall Meeting, Gregg Yamachika, contracted by the City to […]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary Needs Help to Fill Semi for Goodwill Fundraiser

Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary Needs Help to Fill Semi for Goodwill Fundraiser

Sept. 4, 2011 – Throughout September, Foothill Unity Center Auxiliary and Goodwill are partnering in a program that aims to raise funds for the Center as it supports Goodwill’s education, training and job programs for people with disabilities or other disadvantages. If the Auxiliary and its supporters can fill a 28-foot semi trailer with donated […]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Ascension Church to Host “Ministry Celebration” Sunday, September 18th

Ascension Church to Host “Ministry Celebration” Sunday, September 18th

Sept. 4, 2011 – Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue in Sierra Madre will be celebrating its annual start of Fall season with the “Ministry Celebration” on Sunday, September 18th following the Mass at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to this festival of ministries, which features decorated booths that illustrate […]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Chamber to Help SMHPS Celebrate 80th Birthday

Chamber to Help SMHPS Celebrate 80th Birthday

Sept. 4th, 2011 – The Sierra Madre September Chamber Mixer will celebrate the 80th birthday of the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society, complete with birthday cake and the Society’s famous old-time lemonade.  The “Birthday Party” will take place at Lizzie’s Trail Inn at the corner of Mira Monte and Mt. Trail, at 5:30pm on Thursday, […]

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Sunday September 04 2011

HUTDogs, Santa Anita work with Chambers for Social Media Workshop

HUTDogs, Santa Anita work with Chambers for Social Media Workshop

Sept. 4th, 2011 – HUTDogs will present a FREE social media workshop on Thursday September 22, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT at Santa Anita Park.  Learn how to streamline your efforts and get today’s top social media and Internet marketing tools working together for your business: web site, Facebook page, YouTube, Twitter, […]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Senior Information & Health Screen Fair Coincides with Pancake Breakfast

Sept. 4th, 2011 – A Senior Information & Health Screen Fair will be hosted by the Sierra Madre Community & Personnel Services Department and Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission, St. Rita Senior Ministry, and the Royal Oaks Retirement Community.  The event takes place on Saturday, September 24th in Memorial Park.  The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will […]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Retirement Reception To Honor Toni Buckner, Celebrate 34 Years of Service

Retirement Reception To Honor Toni Buckner, Celebrate 34 Years of Service

Sept. 4th, 2011 – On Friday, September 16, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., the City of Sierra Madre and the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will host a reception to honor Toni Buckner, Director of Library Services for the City of Sierra Madre, who is retiring at the end of September after 34 years of […]

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Sunday September 04 2011

New York Drive 9/11 Memorial Dedication to Include Flyover

Sept. 4th, 2011 – On Sunday, 9/11/2011, in commemoration of the 9/11 Twin Towers attack, the City of Pasadena will be joined by residents and members of neighboring communities as they dedicate New York Drive as a 9/11 Memorial.  Former military pilot and United Airlines pilot John McDaniel, who lost a son-in-law in one of […]

Sunday September 04 2011

Another Bargain Book Table Sale At The Library!

Sept. 4th, 2011 – A windfall of wonderful donations has prompted the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library to share the bounty at yet another Bargain Book Table Sale.  The next one is coming right on the heels of the late August sale, and will be held from Tuesday, September 6, through Saturday, September 10, […]

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Tuesday August 23 2011

Wistaria Thrift Shop Grand Re-Opening Set

By Phyllis Chapman August 23, 2011 – The Wistaria Thrift Shop, run by Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, will have a grand re-opening sale Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 1, 2 and 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shop is located at the rear of Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., one […]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

August 21, 2011 – There are cool bargains to be had during the dog days of August at the Friends of the Library Bargain Book Table Sale, scheduled for Monday, August 22 through Saturday, August 27, during the Library’s open hours.  This month’s featured topics are: Cookbooks, Sports, Biographies, Young Adult, Children’s books, and some […]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Sierra Madre Merchants Pitch In for $500+ Shopping/Dining Drawing Giveaway

Sierra Madre Merchants Pitch In for $500+ Shopping/Dining Drawing Giveaway

Final Week of Friday Night Live Brings Art, Music, Big Prizes! August 21, 2011 – More than a dozen and a half Sierra Madre businesses have contributed to create two Grand Prize  shopping/dining sprees as part of the Friday Night Live event put on by the Chamber of Commerce each summer, this year also sponsored […]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Dan Rotten Performs at Friday Night Live, 2011

Dan Rotten Performs at Friday Night Live, 2011

August 21, 2011 – Guitarist Dan Rotten performed in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.  There was a “Future’s So Bright” theme for the evening, with shoppers encouraged to wear their coolest “shades”.   One lucky young “cool shades” wearer won a Sierra […]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Second Food Truck Festival Set for Saturday

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will host a second Gourmet Food Truck Festival in Memorial Park this Saturday, August 27th, scheduled from 11am to 6pm.  The first festival, held August 13th, drew hundreds, both locals and non-locals, to Memorial Park to dine at eight of the popular traveling kitchens.  All of the trucks ran […]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Art Alley Featuring Sierra Madre Artists to be Part of Friday Night Live Finale

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Sierra Madre Friends of the Arts to showcase local artists at this week’s final night of Friday Night Live.  From 6:30 to 9 pm, Kersting Court will be closed down and Sierra Madre artists will showcase their work.  Some of the artists expected to be […]

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Sunday August 14 2011

Chamber’s Gourmet Food Truck Festival Draws Hundreds to Memorial Park

Chamber's Gourmet Food Truck Festival Draws Hundreds to Memorial Park

The first of two Gourmet Food Truck Festivals being put on this month by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce drew hundreds of people to Memorial Park on Saturday.  Several of the trucks sold out of multiple items on their menu, and Nom Nom, probably the most well known of the trucks due to its […]

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Sunday August 14 2011

Gem City Jazz Cats Swing in to Sierra Madre for Friday Night Live

Gem City Jazz Cats Swing in to Sierra Madre for Friday Night Live

August 12, 2011 – Downtown Sierra Madre was swinging this week, to the sounds of the Gem City Jazz Cats.  The Jazz Cats, formed in 2009 as a 13-piece combo, now have 18 players, plus three vocalists.  They performed in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra […]

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Thursday August 11 2011

Say Aloha to Swing at This Week’s Friday Night Live

Say Aloha to Swing at This Week's Friday Night Live

Downtown Sierra Madre will be swinging this week, to the sounds of the Gem City Jazz Cats.  The Jazz Cats, formed in 2009 as a 13-piece combo, now have 18 players, plus three vocalists.  They will perform in Kersting Court as part of Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra Madre Chamber […]

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Wednesday August 10 2011

World Famous SM Search and Rescue Seeks Corporate Sponsors for 60th Anniversary Events

This year, the world famous, all-volunteer Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is commemorating  sixtyyears of service to the community. The Team was founded by Sierra Madre residents in 1951 and since then has answered thousands of  requests for help in the local mountains and beyond. Team members past and present live by their motto: […]

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Wednesday August 10 2011

Hazardous Waste Roundup, Recycle Your Fridge/Freezer This Month

Hazardous Waste Roundup, Recycle Your Fridge/Freezer This Month

Saturday, August 20th, from 9am to 2pm in the Mariposa Parking Lot (behind the Bottle Shop), LA County Public Works in conjunction with the City will host a Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup.  Old paints, thinners, pesticides, oils, pool chemicals and fluorescent bulbs, among other things, qualify.  In the E-waste section, bring your TVs, computer […]

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Wednesday August 10 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

There are cool bargains to be had during the dog days of August at the Friends of the Library Bargain Book Table Sale, scheduled for Monday, August 22 through Saturday, August 27, during the Library’s open hours.  This month’s featured topics are: Cookbooks, Sports, Biographies, Young Adult, Children’s books, and some Fiction.  All books are […]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Cafe 322 to Feature Live Improv Comedy

Cafe 322 to Feature Live Improv Comedy

It’s finally here…Comedy Improv in Sierra Madre. ..and this is different!  These are “real” people, your friends and neighbors, and they are really funny! Comedy Improv Live is interactive team sports launching at Café 322 on Thursday night August 11 at 7:00pm. These players are the best of the best from June Chandler’s Comedy Improv […]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Law Enforcement’s National Night Out is Tonight in Sierra Madre

SMPD will be a participant in the “National Night Out” program, the event taking place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited to this event, which is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anticrime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police community partnerships. Police, Fire, City Staff […]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Membership Tea to Kick Off Woman’s Club Year

by Phyllis Chapman Sierra Madre Woman’s Club will hold their annual Membership Tea on Wednesday, September 28, at 1:00 pm, in Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. They invite interested women throughout the area to attend and see what this productive group is all about. First organized in 1907, they continue […]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Wistaria Thrift Shop Grand Re-Opening

by Phyllis Chapman The Wistaria Thrift Shop, run by Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, will have a grand re-opening sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 1, 2 and 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The shop is located at the rear of Essick House, the Club’s historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., one block east of […]

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Tuesday August 02 2011

Adams Pack Station Schedules/Seeks Musicians

We have an awesome lineup for August, September, and October: 8/21/2011                   12:00-2:00                   Tim Tedrow                   (www.trough.com)                                                  2:30-4:30                     Moreton Bay String Band 9/18/2011                   12:00-2:00                   Dale LaDuke                   (www.daleladuke.com)                                            2:30-4:30                      John M                   (www.johnm.com) 10/16/2011                 12:00-2:00                   John Zipperer                   (www.johnzipperer.com)                                            2:30-4:30                     Bryan Chan          www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcrIBv1ug4c We are looking for artists/musicians that would like to play either as part of open […]

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Sunday July 31 2011

A Rockin’ Opening to Friday Night Live with Ron Ellington Shy Band

A Rockin' Opening to Friday Night Live with Ron Ellington Shy Band

July 31, 2011 – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ron Ellington Shy got this summer’s Friday Night Live, presented by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, off to a rockin’ start on the 29th, with an appreciative crowd spending much of the evening in Sierra Madre’s Kersting Court watching Shy perform songs by Otis […]

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Wednesday July 27 2011

Friday Night Live Returns to Sierra Madre

Friday Night Live Returns to Sierra Madre

Beginning Friday, July 29th, downtown Sierra Madre will again be the site of live music in Kersting Court, as well as shoppers’ incentives for those in the neighborhood.  And there’s a new twist this year: theme nights. Opening week features the music of Ron Ellington Shy and Son, sponsored by Bean Town Coffee House.    An […]

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Tuesday July 26 2011

Urgent Call to Action for Blood Donors

Urgent Call to Action for Blood Donors

Please roll up a sleeve and give blood because our community blood supply has dropped to critically low levels. Now is a great time to donate blood because our annual KLOS blood drive has begun today. If you present to donate at a participating KLOS blood drive today through Saturday July 30th, you will receive […]

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Tuesday July 26 2011

Law Enforcement’s National Night Out on Aug. 2nd

Law Enforcement's National Night Out on Aug. 2nd

SMPD will be a participant in the “National Night Out” program, the event taking place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited to this event, which is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anticrime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police community partnerships. Police, Fire, City Staff […]

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Monday July 25 2011

Music Ensemble Tesserae to Perform a Free Concert at Ascension

Formed in 2010, this LA based ensemble combines instruments from various Renaissance consort families (violin, viola, and brass) and explores some of the most beautiful repertoire of the time, from the intimate chamber music of the early 17th Century to the splendor of large scale Venetian polychoral music. The Ascension Concert will feature music by […]

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Monday July 25 2011

“Elvis” Rocks Sierra Madre – the Videos

Harry Shahoian rocked Sierra Madre as Elvis in a concert sponsored by the Rotary Club this evening. Harry paid tribute to his parents, who will be celebrating 40 years of marriage tomorrow, and Mama Pete, who was celebrating her 95th birthday during the show. He was also joined onstage for much of the show by […]

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Sunday July 24 2011

“Elvis” Rocks Sierra Madre

Harry Shahoian rocked Sierra Madre as Elvis in a concert sponsored by the Rotary Club this evening.  Harry paid tribute to his parents, who will be celebrating 40 years of marriage tomorrow, and Mama Pete, who was celebrating her 95th birthday during the show.  He was also joined onstage for much of the show by […]

Saturday July 23 2011

Critical Agreement Completed for Purchase of Land for Gold Line Extension

Critical Agreement Completed for Purchase of Land for Gold Line Extension

Friday, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority announced an agreement had been reached for the purchase of 14-acres owned by the City of Monrovia and its’ Redevelopment Agency. The land is needed for the light rail extension from Pasadena to Azusa’s maintenance and operations facility. The site was selected for the facility earlier […]

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Saturday July 23 2011

City Council Agenda, Tuesday, July 26, 2011

City Council Agenda, Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 City Council Agenda

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Tuesday July 19 2011

Storyteller Ken Frawley to Appear at Sierra Madre Library

Storyteller Ken Frawley to Appear at Sierra Madre Library

“The Wonderful World of Stories and Songs” with storyteller and troubadour Ken Frawley, is coming to the Sierra Madre Public Library on Monday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m. This sparkling family-friendly program, chock-full of songs, stories, puppets, and spiced with a little magic, will feature music from England, America, and the Caribbean, and tales from […]

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Tuesday July 19 2011

Free Parent/Child Workshops At Sierra Madre Library

The Sierra Madre Public Library is again offering its popular five-week parenting workshop series in September.  The workshops, for families with children ages three and younger, will cover general parenting; speech, language and reading; child development; nutrition; physical fitness and play for young children.  The informal sessions will be interactive and will include toys, crafts, […]

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Tuesday July 19 2011

Library Bargain Book Sale Set for Aug. 5th and 6th

The dog days of summer are upon us and one of the coolest places to be during these hot times is the Sierra Madre Public Library.   And some of the best times to be there are during the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held on Friday, August 5, from […]

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Thursday July 14 2011

Groundbreaking for Senior Center Takes Place

Groundbreaking for Senior Center Takes Place

Members of the City Council were joined by past and present members of the Senior Community Commission at the Hart Park House in Memorial Park, aka the Senior Center, for a ceremonial groundbreaking.  Mayor Buchanan presented a “Notice to Proceed” to Public Works Director Bruce Inman, because the contractor had to leave.  Inman will oversee the […]

Thursday July 14 2011

Farmer’s Market Opens

Farmer's Market Opens

The City (and CRA) sponsored Farmer’s Market opened yesterday with very little advance publicity, and the weather was pretty much ideal, with temps in the mid to upper 70s.  There were a few early birds picking up produce a few minutes before the market was scheduled to officially open, and while there was a fairly […]

Tuesday July 12 2011

Adams Pack Station to Celebrate 75 Years in Business with Sierra Madre Chamber Mixer/Ribbon Cutting

Adams Pack Station to Celebrate 75 Years in Business with Sierra Madre Chamber Mixer/Ribbon Cutting

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will hold a rare Sunday Mixer and Ribbon Cutting on July 17th from 5 to 7pm, to help Adams Pack Station celebrate 75 years in business.  The Pack Station, located at Chantry Flat at the top of Santa Anita Ave., still runs a weekly pack of mules into the […]

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Monday July 11 2011

FREE Screening Of “The Future Of Food” With Special Guest Speaker At SM Playhouse

There will be a free screening of the documentary “The Future of Food” with special guest speaker Stacey Hall from the Institute of Responsible Technology and the “2012 Label GMO’s Ballot Initiative” who will discuss the label GMO’s and the Label GMO movement that is forming in L.A. Ms. Hall will begin at 7pm followed […]

Thursday July 07 2011

City of Sierra Madre’s Farmers Market Opens Wednesday, July 13

At the City Council Meeting on June 14th, Council approved and awarded a five (5) year contract to Raw Inspiration, Inc., for all management and marketing of the City’s Farmers Market.  The location of the market has changed from the previous location in the Mariposa Parking Lot to Hermosa Avenue, south of Sierra Madre Boulevard […]

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Thursday July 07 2011

Sierra Madre FREE Concert in the Park Series

Join the City of Sierra Madre this summer for the Concerts in the Park which begin Sunday, July 10, 2011 and occurs every Sunday through August 28, 2011. The eight concerts are FREE and are held from 6:00pm through 8:00pm.  All concerts will be held at the Memorial Park Bandshell, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. […]

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Thursday July 07 2011

2011 Summer Pool Movie Night Series

The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center will be hosting three pool movie nights this summer. This program is offered at absolutely no charge thanks to a generous donation from the Sierra Madre Community Foundation and is open to all from Sierra Madre and the surrounding community. Each pool movie night will begin at 7:45pm, space is […]

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Thursday July 07 2011

Sierra Madre Summer Fun in the Park

Sierra Madre Summer Fun in the Park The City of Sierra Madre is offering the Summer Fun in the Park program every Tuesday and Thursday morning starting on July 5 and running through August 25. The youth program is from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Memorial Park Bandshell, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd. […]

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Thursday July 07 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

If you missed last month’s Friends of the Library Bargain Book Table Sale, there’s still time to scoop up some sizzlin’ summer reads!  The Friends will be having another table sale, Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16, during the Library’s open hours.  This month’s features will include: Fiction, Art, Sports, Children’s and Specialty books.  […]

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Thursday July 07 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Post-Parade

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 - Post-Parade

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page Following the parade, there were games in the park, the beer garden, the dunk tank, food sales by non-profits, and a concert by the Nightblooming Jazzmen.  Unfortunately, due to setting up the dunk tank, etc., I did not […]

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Wednesday July 06 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Parade Videos

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page In between shooting about 240 still photos, I shot 20 short snippets of video, mostly of entries that included music.  This video is a compilation of those 20 video snippets.

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Woman’s Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 - Woman's Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page So after the fun run was over, I went up to Bean Town and met Chamber president Matt Krantz and Board member Allyn Colbert and we decorated the Chamber’s entry in the parade. I was a little late […]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Firecracker 5k Fun Run

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 - Firecracker 5k Fun Run

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page More than 100 people pre-registered to be part of this first time event, and with walk-ins, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were closer to 150 who participated. No timers, nothing “official,” but there were t-shirts and an […]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Concert in the Park

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Concert in the Park

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page Sunday, July 3rd saw Mercy and the Merkettes performing in the bandshell at Memorial Park, while non-profits sold food in the park, the Chamber had a dunk tank featuring Lisa Brandley from Lucky Baldwin’s, Citizen of the Year […]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Community Picnic in Sierra Vista Park, July 2nd, 2011

Community Picnic in Sierra Vista Park, July 2nd, 2011

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page There were some new components to the 2011 4th of July festivities, including a Community Picnic in the Park at Sierra Vista Park on Saturday, July 2nd.  There was live entertainment by the Gem City Jazz Cats, a beer […]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2011

Back to Main 4th of July page The easiest way to navigate all the coverage of the 2011 4th of July festivities is through this page, which will have links to everything.  The other pages will link back here, and to the main 4th of July page, where you’ll find links to previous year’s coverage.  […]

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Monday July 04 2011

50th Anniversary of Peace Corps Entry in Parade

50th Anniversary of Peace Corps Entry in Parade

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page Caroline Brown organized a group of folks that had served in the Peace Corps to march in the Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Peace Corps by […]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 6

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had […]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 5

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 5

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had […]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July, Parade Pictures, Page 4

Sierra Madre 4th of July, Parade Pictures, Page 4

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had […]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 3

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had […]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 2

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had […]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 1

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 1

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had […]

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Sunday July 03 2011

SURPRISE!! There’s No Surprise!

SURPRISE!! There's No Surprise!

Mayor John Buchanan just announced in an interview with Channel 5, KTLA, that the big surprise (an elephant in the parade) has been cancelled.  Citing concerns that the controversy that has been created around this would detract from the parade, and that security concerns were also an issue, he said that there would no longer be […]

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Saturday July 02 2011

Dunk Tank Schedule Filling In

Dunk Tank Schedule Filling In

ANOTHER DUNKEE JUST ADDED to the Chamber of Commerce Dunk Tank lineup!!  CITIZEN OF THE YEAR GLENN PUTNAM HAS SIGNED ON TO SIT IN THE DUNK TANK FROM 6 TO 7PM TONIGHT!!  Soooo, tonight’s lineup features Lisa Brandley from 5 to 6pm, Glenn from 6 to 7pm, Nikki Stevens from 7 to 8pm, and Kris […]

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Thursday June 23 2011

4th of July Festivities Online Now

One of the challenges of revising the website back in January was trying to figure out how to make it all work, blending the old and the new.  With thousands of pages/articles going back to 1998, I obviously wasn’t going to redo the whole thing.  But the categories/tags/search engine on the home page were only […]

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Wednesday June 22 2011

City of Sierra Madre’s Farmers Market To Open July 13th

At the City Council Meeting on June 14th, Council approved and awarded a five (5) year contract to Raw Inspiration, Inc., for all management and marketing of the City’s Farmers Market. The location of the market has changed from the previous location in the Mariposa Parking Lot to Hermosa Avenue, south of Sierra Madre Boulevard […]

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Thursday June 16 2011

Sierra Bistro Ribbon Cutting Held

Sierra Bistro Ribbon Cutting Held

Owner Bill May and Chef Sean Roache welcomed a packed house to the Grand Opening of Sierra Bistro Wednesday night.  Offered free wine samples, Angus burger sliders, spring rolls and more, the full house crowd enjoyed live music performed by Dave Shelton, Tim Tutwiler and Peter Burke.  The Chamber of Commerce staged the traditional ribbon […]

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Wednesday June 15 2011

Foundation to Fund 2011 Summer Pool Movie Night Series

The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center will be hosting three pool movie nights this summer. This program is offered at absolutely no charge thanks to a generous donation from the Sierra Madre Community Foundation and is open to all from Sierra Madre and the surrounding community. Each pool movie night will begin at 7:45pm, space is […]

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Monday June 13 2011

4th of July Committee Looking for Convertibles for Parade

4th of July Committee Looking for Convertibles for Parade

Calling all convertibles, calling all convertibles! The City of Sierra Madre’s annual 4th of July Parade is in need of your assistance. Let your car shine like a firework as you transport the parade’s VIP’s down Sierra Madre Blvd. Let us showcase your pride and joy and as we together proudly celebrate the birthday of […]

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Tuesday June 07 2011

Bargain Table Book Sale at the Library

Don’t miss this chance to stock up on sizzlin’ summer reads! The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be having a Bargain Table Book Sale at the Library, Monday, June 13 through Saturday, June 18, during the Library’s open hours. Featured topics will include Fiction, Biography,Travel, Children’s and Specialty books.  All books are in […]

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Tuesday June 07 2011

Nominees Sought for Sierra Madre “Honors”

Nominees Sought for Sierra Madre

This is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… Recognition and Appreciation Dinner will recognize all out-going City Commissioners as well as extraordinary community members, organizations and employees. Please take a moment to review the awards listed below and nominate […]

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Monday June 06 2011

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Sierra Bistro on June 15th

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled at Sierra Bistro on June 15th

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will stage the traditional ribbon-cutting at the Grand Opening of Sierra Bistro on  Wednesday, June 15th at 5:30.  Following the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to enjoy wine sampling and complimentary hors d’oeuvres as Sierra Bistro celebrates new ownership, a new name, a new look, a new chef and […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 24, Trail Photos by Mary Forney

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 24, Trail Photos by Mary Forney

I received the attached photos from Mary Forney of Sierra Madre.  This is not the first time we’ve published Mary’s Trail Race shots, we also published some of her photos back in 2001.  You can view them here.  Thanks for thinking of us Mary, and for allowing us to use these photos.  All photos this […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 23, Race Finish Pics, Runners 226 and higher

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 23, Race Finish Pics, Runners 226 and higher

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 22, Race Finish Pics, Runners 201 – 225

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 22, Race Finish Pics, Runners 201 - 225

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 21, Race Finish Pics, Runners 180 – 200

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 21, Race Finish Pics, Runners 180 - 200

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 20, Race Finish Pics, Runners 166 – 179

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 20, Race Finish Pics, Runners 166 - 179

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 19, Race Finish Pics, Runners 151 – 165

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 19, Race Finish Pics, Runners 151 - 165

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 18, Race Finish Pics, Runners 133 – 150

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 18, Race Finish Pics, Runners 133 - 150

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 17, Race Finish Pics, Runners 121 – 132

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 17, Race Finish Pics, Runners 121  - 132

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 16, Race Finish Pics, Runners 111 – 120

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 16, Race Finish Pics, Runners 111 - 120

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 15, Race Finish Pics, Runners 101 – 110

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 15, Race Finish Pics, Runners 101 – 110

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

Wildlife Rescue Program at Kiwanis Meeting

The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will present a fascinating program about exotic animal rescue at their meeting on Tuesday, June 7.  A speaker from the Animazonia Wildlife Foundation will talk about their efforts to provide homes for rescued exotic animals. Animazonia Wildlife Foundation is an all-volunteer sanctuary dedicated to providing a permanent home and nurturing […]

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Sunday June 05 2011

Register Now for 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run

Join the 4th of July Committee and the Spero Foundation for the first ever 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run. This 5K event is open to runners of all ages and follows the 4th of July Parade route. Participants will begin in Kersting Court and run east on Sierra Madre Boulevard down to Sierra Vista […]

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Wednesday June 01 2011

“The Solid Gold Cadillac” Drives Your Way Starting June 17 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

At the mega-conglomerate General Products Corporation, a greedy board of directors is about to run a distinguished firm into the ground by looting the company and lining their own pockets.  Does it sound like this comes from today’s headlines? Well, “The Solid Gold Cadillac” was first performed in 1953.             Laura Partridge, a former actress […]

Wednesday June 01 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race photos and videos 2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Page 1 – Finish results/link, start of race photos 2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Page 2 – Kids’ Fun Run pics and video 2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Page 3 – Lono Tyson Finish pics and video 2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race […]

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Wednesday June 01 2011

More Trail Race Photos to Come

For those who are wondering, yes, I still have lots more pictures to add from the Mt. Wilson Trail Race.  I’ve posted pics for nearly all of the first 110 finishers, and have more than 250 pictures that I still need to review and post.  Will try to get to them tonight.

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Tuesday May 31 2011

Video of Entire Memorial Day Ceremony

Yesterday we posted an article about and more than five dozen photos of the Memorial Day service put on by VFW Post 3208 at Pioneer Cemetery.  Now, we are posting video of the entire service, from start to finish.  Enjoy.

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Tuesday May 31 2011

4th of July Parade Apps Due by June 10th

This year’s 4th of July parade will be held on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 am.  The parade route will begin on Sierra Madre Blvd, from Sunnyside to Rancho. There is a $15 fee for all local non-profit entries and a $25 fee for all business entries. There is no charge for individuals wishing to […]

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Monday May 30 2011

VFW Hosts Memorial Day Service at Pioneer Cemetery

VFW Hosts Memorial Day Service at Pioneer Cemetery

A standing room only crowd estimated at more than 200 people turned out to honor the nation’s fallen soldiers at Pioneer Cemetery today, Memorial Day, at a service put on by Sierra Madre’s Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208. Commander Dave Loera presided over the ceremony, which began with the posting of the colors by […]

Monday May 30 2011

VFW Post 3208 Invites Public to Memorial Day Ceremony

VFW Post 3208 will again hold a service honoring those who have fought and died for our country, at Pioneer Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th, 2011. The service will be held at 11am, with sandwiches and refreshments to follow. Featured speaker for the event will be Council Member MaryAnn MacGillivray, pictured at left […]

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Monday May 30 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 13, Race Finish Pics, Runners 81 – 90

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 13, Race Finish Pics, Runners 81 - 90

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Monday May 30 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 12, Race Finish Pics, Runners 71 – 80

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 12, Race Finish Pics, Runners 71 - 80

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday May 29 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 11, Race Finish Pics, Runners 61 – 70

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 11, Race Finish Pics, Runners 61 - 70

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday May 29 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 10, Race Finish Pics, Runners 51 – 60

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 10, Race Finish Pics, Runners 51 - 60

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday May 29 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 9, Race Finish Pics, Runners 41 – 50

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 9, Race Finish Pics, Runners 41 - 50

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday May 29 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 8, Race Finish Pics, Runners 31 – 40

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 8, Race Finish Pics, Runners 31 - 40

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday May 29 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 7, Race Finish Runners 21 – 30

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 7, Race Finish Runners 21 - 30

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Sunday May 29 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage – Page 6, Race Finish Runners 10 -20

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage - Page 6, Race Finish Runners 10 -20

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Saturday May 28 2011

Mt. Wilson Trail Race Coverage

I shot more than 700 photos today, so it’s going to take a little while to get them uploaded, in part because I am trying to post the name, town, position and time for each runner.  As of now, I’ve posted Runners 1 – 9, Kids’ Fun Run, Miscellaneous Event pics, Lono Tyson finish, and […]

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Saturday May 28 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Page 5, Race Finish Pics – Runners 1 – 9

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Page 5, Race Finish Pics - Runners 1 - 9

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Some runners bib numbers aren’t showing in their photos, and because the chip technology allows people with slower times to finish ahead of people with faster times, I’m doing my best to sleuth out who’s who when it’s not obvious (using age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), […]

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Saturday May 28 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Page 4, Miscellaneous Event Pics

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Page 4, Miscellaneous Event Pics

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage The following are various non-racing photos taken during the day. Click to enlarge.  All photos Copyright 2011, Bill Coburn

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Saturday May 28 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Page 3, Lono Tyson Finish

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Page 3, Lono Tyson Finish

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage Eighty-three year old Lono Tyson has participated in the Trail Race for many years. This video shows Lono finishing up the race, with some still shots taken immediately after the finish.  All photos, video Copyright 2011, Bill Coburn

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Saturday May 28 2011

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race – Page 2, Kids’ Fun Run

2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race - Page 2, Kids' Fun Run

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage There were enough kids participating in the Fun Run this year that race organizers had them go off in two different groups.  Natalie O’Brien won.  Click a photo to enlarge.  And here’s a brief video of pre-race stretching by the kids. All photos, video Copyright […]

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Saturday May 28 2011

Mt. Wilson Trail Race, 2011 – Page 1

Mt. Wilson Trail Race, 2011 - Page 1

Main Trail Race Page and Links to all 2011 Coverage The 44th running of the Mt. Wilson Trail Race took place today, in commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the first running of the race in 1908.  The field of 265 runners included 56 Sierra Madreans, and runners from as far away as England, as […]

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Friday May 27 2011

Sharon Pevsner Interviewed for Oral History Project

Sharon Pevsner Interviewed for Oral History Project

The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society has, through the years, interviewed nearly 150 Sierra Madreans as part of their Oral History project.  Recently, in a departure from previous interviews, Bud Switzer interviewed a woman who is still making history, Sharon Pevsner, who has won the Woman’s Division of the Mt. Wilson Trail Race five times.  […]

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Friday May 27 2011

2011 Trail Race Pasta Feed Photo Gallery

2011 Trail Race Pasta Feed Photo Gallery

The 2011 Mt. Wilson Trail Race Pasta Feed/Early Sign-in took place in Kersting Court this evening. Enjoy these photos of the evening (click to enlarge).

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Thursday May 26 2011

Civic Club Installs New Board, McKernan as President

Civic Club Installs New Board, McKernan as President

by Phyllis Chapman It was the top of the evening when Colleen J.McKernan was installed president of Sierra Madre Civic Club for 2011-2012 at their Installation Dinner on May 19. She chose as her theme the four leaf clover signifying “Love , Faith, Hope, Luck.”  Board of Directors installed with her by Installing Officer Marcia […]

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Thursday May 26 2011

Best Used Book Sale to Mark Retirement of Long-time Chair

Best Used Book Sale to Mark Retirement of Long-time Chair

 “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero The Friends of Sierra Madre Library will hold a Best Used Book Sale on Friday June 3rd, 3pm to 7pm and Saturday June 4, 10am to 2pm. The sale will be held at the Sierra Madre Public Library at 440 W. Sierra […]

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Thursday May 19 2011

Bluemel Named Grand Marshal, Shear Named “Hometown Hero”

Bluemel Named Grand Marshal, Shear Named

The 4th of July Committee announced today that they have named Sierra Madre School’s retiring principal Gayle Bluemel to be the Grand Marshal of the 2011 4th of July, and in the same press release, they announced they have responded to a large groundswell of support for John Shear by creating a new designation, “Hometown […]

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Thursday May 19 2011

Family Movie in Kersting Court Tomorrow Night

Kersting Court will be closed to vehicles Friday night so that the Community and Personnel Services Dept. can present a “Family Movie” when it gets dark.  Tonight’s movie is “Despicable Me.”

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Wednesday May 18 2011

Who’s the Grand Marshal? We’ll Know Thursday (Probably)

Who's the Grand Marshal?  We'll Know Thursday (Probably)

I went to the 4th of July Committee meeting because of all the speculation and buzz about who would be named Grand Marshal this year.  It was announced at the beginning of the meeting that because in years past the person the Committee named had declined to participate, there would be no formal announcement of […]

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Tuesday May 17 2011

Century 21 Village Celebrates 25 Years In Sierra Madre

Century 21 Village Celebrates 25 Years In Sierra Madre

Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village in Sierra Madre recently announced that this month marks the twenty fifth year that his office has been serving Sierra Madre and surrounding communities. Another CENTURY 21 company owned the business for the first six years and then it was purchased by Michael and Marge Ludecke in […]

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Tuesday May 17 2011

Updated Community Yard Sale Info

The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission presents a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park Parking Lot (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.).  Community members are invited to come together with their neighbors to participate in a community yard sale.  Participants […]

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Tuesday May 17 2011

Registration for 4th of July Parade is Now Open

Registration for 4th of July Parade is Now Open

This year’s 4th of July parade will be held on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 am. The parade route will begin on Sierra Madre Blvd, from Sunnyside to Rancho. There is a $15 fee for all local non-profit entries and a $25 processing fee for all business entries. There is no charge for individuals wishing […]

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Saturday May 14 2011

Photo Gallery from Older American Reception

Photo Gallery from Older American Reception

Pat Alcorn was honored as Older American of the Year on Friday.  I’ve been having some medical issues (nothing too serious), enough to keep me from attending.  However, Susan Henderson of Mountain Views News was kind enough to share some photos with me so that I’m not completely without coverage of the event.  Thanks Susan…Click on […]

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Saturday May 14 2011

Editorial re: Nominations for Parade Grand Marshal

Editorial – There is a movement around town to have John Shear named Grand Marshal for this year’s 4th of July parade.  Shear, 90-year old resident of Sierra Madre, jumped in front of a runaway horse at Santa Anita and (quite possibly) saved the life of a young girl that was in the horse’s path.  The story […]

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Saturday May 14 2011

Time Running Out to Nominate Grand Marshal

Time Running Out to Nominate Grand Marshal

The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for candidates for the 2011 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held Monday, July 4, 2011. Parade Grand Marshal candidates should echo the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit organizations, or in some way […]

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Thursday May 12 2011

Reception for Older American Pat Alcorn Friday Afternoon

Pat Alcorn has been named Older American of the Year by Sierra Madre’s Senor Community Commission.  Alcorn will be recognized at a reception in her honor on Friday, May 13th at 4:30pm, as part of Older Americans Month.  She will also be recognized by L.A. County Supervisors at a luncheon.  Alcorn posted on her Facebook […]

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Wednesday May 11 2011

Century 21 Village Realty to Celebrate Silver Anniversary

Century 21 Village Realty to Celebrate Silver Anniversary

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce will help Century 21 Village Realty celebrate twenty-five years in business on Tuesday, May 17th with a celebratory ribbon-cutting followed by a Chamber mixer.  The ribbon cutting will be at approximately 5pm, followed by the Chamber mixer from 5:30 to 7pm. The community is invited to celebrate with them […]

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Monday May 09 2011

VFW Post 3208 Invites Public to Memorial Day Ceremony

VFW Post 3208 Invites Public to Memorial Day Ceremony

VFW Post 3208 will again hold a service honoring those who have fought and died for our country, at Pioneer Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th, 2011.  The service will be held at 11am, with sandwiches and refreshments to follow.  Featured speaker for the event will be Council Member MaryAnn MacGillivray, pictured at left […]

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Monday May 09 2011

Cold Case Haunts Inspector In “Cat’s Cradle” At Sierra Madre Playhouse

Cold Case Haunts Inspector In “Cat’s Cradle” At Sierra Madre Playhouse

by Fran Syverson Sometimes a “cold case” can haunt a detective to where it becomes an obsession. For all the crimes he may have solved successfully, the unsolved one is what preys on his mind. Especially as he sees his career winding down. Such a cold case is what brings Inspector Jack Frost to the […]

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Sunday May 08 2011

Kiwanis Hold Chili Cook-off, Country Dance

Kiwanis Hold Chili Cook-off, Country Dance

Sierra Madre Kiwanis held their “Boot Scootin’ Dance and Chili Cook-off” at the Sierra Madre Room last night.  There was a good turnout as every seat seemed to be filled.  Winners of the Chili Cook-off, judged by Peter Dills, were: The Professionals = Burger Shack.  Amateurs = John Johnson.  The People’s Choice Winner – Hattie Harris with […]

Saturday May 07 2011

Busy Day Today in Sierra Madre

The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station from 7am to 11am.  Cost is $5, and proceeds are used to help the SMVFA fund numerous philanthropic endeavors, including the recent Easter Egg Hunt, and the annual Christmas stocking giveaway on Christmas Eve.  Friends of the Library 49th […]

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Friday May 06 2011

General Plan Update Forum Tomorrow

The City of Sierra Madre and the General Plan Update Steering Committee (GPUSC) will seek input from the public at a Town Hall Forum to be held at the Sierra Madre Fire Station from 1pm to 4pm this Saturday, May 7th.  The Fire Station is located at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., right next to […]

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Thursday May 05 2011

Big Santa Anita Canyon Annual Breakfast – Public Welcome!

The Big Santa Anita Canyon Permittees’ Association (BSACPA) is holding their annual Cabin Owner’s Breakfast on Saturday, May 14, from 9am to 11am, at Adams’ Pack Station, Chantry Flat (at the top of Santa Anita Avenue/Santa Anita Canyon Road).  The BSACPA is an organization of those who own cabins in the Canyon, works to keep […]

Thursday May 05 2011

Sierra Madre Mayor to Get Dunked at Carnival

Sierra Madre Mayor to Get Dunked at Carnival

On Saturday, May 14, Sierra Madre Community Nursery School will host its annual Carnival in the Park with some good old-fashioned carnival games, tasty food and dessert booths, a plant sale booth, a hand-made item boutique and much more. Be the first in line at the Dunk Tank Booth, to dunk Sierra Madre’s new mayor, […]

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Wednesday May 04 2011

Mother’s Day Tea At The Woman’s Club

Although the annual Mother’s Day Tea usually sells out, don’t hesitate to call the Sierra Madre Public Library to check on last-minute ticket availability if you would like to attend.   “Love and Friendship: A Mother’s Day Tea with Jane Austen,” will be held on Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Woman’s […]

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Wednesday May 04 2011

“Boot Skootin’ Chili Cookoff” Fundraiser This Weekend

“Boot Skootin’ Chili Cookoff” Fundraiser This Weekend

The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will host its first annual “Boot Skootin’ Chili Cookoff” event this weekend, on Saturday May 7.  This fundraiser will feature a chili competition with over a dozen chili recipes entered so far.  Peter Dills will be the “official” chili judge, and guests will also vote for their favorite chili. There […]

Wednesday May 04 2011

Exhibition & Artist Reception May 13th

The City of Sierra Madre Community Arts Commission is pleased to present an exhibition by Christine Prentice.  The exhibition is now on display through Friday, June 10 in Sierra Madre City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Community members are invited to an Artist Reception on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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Tuesday May 03 2011

Community Yard Sale Set for June 11

The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission presents a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park Parking Lot (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.).  Community members are invited to come together with their neighbors to participate in a community yard sale.  Participants […]

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Tuesday May 03 2011

“Experience Magic!” at the Playhouse, May 15th

“Experience Magic!” a new musical including magic and illusion will take place at the Sierra Madre Playhouse on Sunday, May 15th.  Three magicians from the famed Magic Castle perform dazzling illusions in this new hybrid of musical and magic show. They are Jeff Black, Arthur Trace and Nathan Gibson.  Luis Avila and Christina Valo also star in […]

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Monday May 02 2011

Arbor Day Festivities Funded by Community Foundation

Arbor Day Festivities Funded by Community Foundation

Thanks to a grant donation from the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, the City of Sierra Madre celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday with an all-morning presentation by arborist Jan Scow.  Scow’s nearly three hour presentation included lengthy discussion of tree problems, planting, and the benefits of trees.  Following a two-hour slideshow presentation in Council Chambers, Scow […]

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Friday April 29 2011

Art Fair Next Weekend

Art Fair Next Weekend

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are putting the final touches on the 49th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair on Saturday May 7, 9:30am to 6pm and Sunday 9:30am to 5pm.  Expect to find 100 artists displaying their fine art and demonstrating their individual techniques. You’ll enjoy various mediums, including oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, […]

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Friday April 29 2011

Community Invited to Festive Carnival in the Park

On Saturday, May 14, Sierra Madre Community Nursery School will host its annual Carnival in the Park with some good old-fashioned carnival games, tasty food and dessert booths, a plant sale booth, a hand-made item boutique and much more. The event will take place from 10 am – 4 pm in Sierra Vista Park, 611 […]

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Thursday April 28 2011

Restaurant to Feature Three Sierra Madre Artists

In a show titled “Five Foothill Artists,” Lovebirds Cafe in Pasadena will feature the work of five local artists, three of them from Sierra Madre, two from Altadena.  The artists work will be displayed from May 14th till August 14th, with an artists opening reception featuring live music on Saturday, May 14th, from 6:30 to […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

May 7th to Be Busy Day in Sierra Madre

May 7th to Be Busy Day in Sierra Madre

Saturday, May 7th, turns out to be a busy day in Sierra Madre.   Here’s a list of what is scheduled for that day: Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station from 7am to 11am.  Cost is $5, and proceeds are used to help […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Editorial Re: Grand Marshal Nominations

Editorial – There is a movement around town to have John Shear named Grand Marshal for this year’s 4th of July parade.  Shear, 90-year old resident of Sierra Madre, jumped in front of a runaway horse at Santa Anita and (quite possibly) saved the life of a young girl that was in the horse’s path.  The story […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal Sought

Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal Sought

The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for candidates for the 2011 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held Monday, July 4, 2011. Parade Grand Marshal Candidates should echo the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit organizations, or in some way […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Arbor Day in Sierra Madre

Join noted Certified Arborist Jan Scow for a presentation and educational stroll in Memorial Park, Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9:00am to noon, at City Hall and Memorial Park..  Mr. Scow will address the possible reasons that your trees are not looking as good as they could, and tell you why your trees are much […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Friday Family Movie Series

The 2011 Friday movies series is beginning on Friday, May 6, 2011. Movies are shown free to the public every other Friday beginning on May 6, 2011 and running through June 3, 2011. Movies are shown in Kersting Court, at the corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Baldwin Ave., show time starting when it gets […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Library Bargain Book Table Sale May 9th to 14th

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be having a Bargain Table Book Sale at the Library, Monday, May 9 through Saturday, May 14, during the Library’s open hours. Featured topics will include: Fiction, Sports, Animals, Time-Life’s Old West series, Children’s and Specialty books. All books are in good condition and are $1.00 each. […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

SMVFA Hosts 81st Easter Egg Hunt – Photo Gallery and Video

SMVFA Hosts 81st Easter Egg Hunt - Photo Gallery and Video

Since 1931, the Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association has hosted an Easter Egg Hunt.  Last Saturday, they continued the tradition, with tens of thousands of pieces of candy donated by Nestle.  There was an appearance by the Easter Bunny, and eighteen lucky children found “golden eggs” which they were able to swap for a complete […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Making Scents in a Perfume Garden

by Phyllis Chapman Shelley Harter will be guest speaker at Sierra Madre Garden Club’s dinner meeting, Monday, May 9th at 6pm, held in Hart Park House/Senior Center in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Harter’s presentation will highlight perfume gardens and growing plants for their scent.  Come learn about extracting fragrance from plants, the […]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Travelers And Collectors Speakers Series Season Finale

On Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Sierra Madre’s City Hall Chambers, Jay Whitcraft will present the final armchair excursion of the year in “Portugal by Car.”  Join Jay on his tour of this culturally rich, romantic country on the beautiful Iberian Peninsula, often referred to as “Europe’s West Coast.”  In addition to background […]

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Tuesday April 26 2011

City to Host General Plan Update Town Hall Forum May 7th

City to Host General Plan Update Town Hall Forum May 7th

The City of Sierra Madre and the General Plan Update Steering Committee (GPSC) is seeking input from the public at a Town Hall Forum to be held at the Sierra Madre Fire Station from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, May 7th.  The Fire Station is located at 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., right […]

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Saturday April 23 2011

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10am in Memorial Park, Today, 4/23/11

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10am in Memorial Park, Today, 4/23/11

The Sierra Madre annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association (SMVFA)  and sponsored by Nestlé USA Inc., will be held today – Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, promptly at 10:00 AM.  The SMVFA has been hosting this event annually since 1931! The hunt will be held in Sierra Madre Memorial Park, located on […]

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Tuesday April 19 2011

Featured Artist for Art Fair Announced

Featured Artist for Art Fair Announced

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are pleased to announce and introduce Ivy Shuman as the Featured Artist for their 49th Annual Art Fair, Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. A woodturner for more than 25 years and self-described “wood-junkie”, Ivy, owner of Storied Woods in Chatsworth (www.storiedwoods.com), is expecting to present his […]

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Saturday April 16 2011

Civic Club Auction Helps Fund Club Philanthropies…And It’s FUN!

Civic Club Auction Helps Fund Club Philanthropies…And It’s FUN!

Lots of pictures at the bottom of the article, and video coming soon! Last Saturday, April 9th, I had the rare privilege of attending the annual Civic Club Auction Luncheon.  I say rare, because I was one of only three people of the male persuasion in a room of nearly three hundred people, and the […]

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Wednesday April 13 2011

Three Jazz Gents At Sierra Madre Playhouse On May 1

The Instrumental Women Project continues its Sunday afternoon jazz series at Sierra Madre Playhouse as it presents Three Jazz Gents on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. A trio of vocal maestros are brought together in a special show featuring individual vocal stylings and harmonious serenades of jazz standards, smooth ballads and popular tunes. The […]

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Wednesday April 13 2011

Legendary Bingo Fundraiser for SMRFA This Saturday

Legendary Bingo Fundraiser for SMRFA This Saturday

Saturday night, April 16th at 6:30pm the doors open for Legendary Bingo, the twice annual fundraiser for the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association.  Bingo begins at 7:30pm, but this is not your grandmother’s Bingo.  Emceed by a drag queen, usually Belle Aire, Legendary Bingo is a raucous night of bingo, laughter, yelling and pelting.  Certain […]

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Wednesday April 13 2011

Art of the Garden to be Presented Sunday by Creative Arts Group

Art of the Garden is a garden tour of 4 private estate gardens of extraordinary beauty.  Click on a photo to enlarge it. Behind a majestic entry gate is a beautiful 1929 Italian Revival house that has undergone a recent major remodel and addition by the present owners requiring a complete re-design of the garden. […]

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Tuesday April 05 2011

“Love and Friendship”—A Mother’s Day Tea with Jane Austen

The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club and Sierra Madre Public Library cordially invite you to our third annual Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, in Sierra Madre.  This year we are pleased to present Mary Burkin performing as Jane Austen, beloved […]

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Tuesday April 05 2011

Alverno Junior is Named Queen of the Doo Dah Parade

Alverno Junior is Named Queen of the Doo Dah Parade

Alverno High School junior Rosalind Schoen has been named 2011 Queen of the Doo Dah Parade, that funky, funny alternative to the Rose Parade. She’ll preside over the 34th “occasional” annual event at its April 30 march down Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena. Rosalind beat out dozens of other aspirants with her transformation into the […]

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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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Thursday March 31 2011

Doo Dah Parade Queen Tryouts This Weekend

Doo Dah Parade Queen Tryouts This Weekend

The 2011 Doo Dah Parade Queen Tryouts will be  held this Saturday, April 2nd at the American Legion Post 280, 179 N. Vinedo Ave. in Pasadena.  Doors open and music begins at 2pm, Queen hopefuls check in at 4pm, and the tryouts begin at 5pm.  Music will be provided by Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, […]

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Wednesday March 30 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library invite you to drop by the Library between Monday, April 11, and Saturday, April 19, and take advantage of our Spring deals. On the Bargain Table this month we’ll be featuring Fiction, Biographies, Cartoons, Time Life Books, War, U.S. History, and a set of volumes on World War […]

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Sunday March 27 2011

Japanese Cultural Night Brings Out a Crowd

Japanese Cultural Night Brings Out a Crowd

Despite a last minute change in venue, the Japanese Cultural Night on Friday overflowed the recently renovated Sierra Madre room as folks came out to show their support for the Japanese, recently devastated by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation leaks.  While they were at it, they got to see US Sumo wrestling champs (past and […]

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Friday March 25 2011

URGENT MESSAGE: LAST MINUTE VENUE CHANGE FOR TONIGHT’S “SIERRA MADRE JAPANESE CULTURAL NIGHT”

URGENT MESSAGE: LAST MINUTE VENUE CHANGE FOR “SIERRA MADRE JAPANESE CULTURAL NIGHT” Sierra Madre Japanese Cultural Night will move its location indoors to the Sierra Madre Room located in Sierra Vista Park, 611 East Sierra Madre Blvd. on Friday, March 25, 2011, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join us in our newly renovated Sierra Madre […]

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Thursday March 24 2011

Cultural Diversity In Poetry: A Panel Discussion

Four Distinguished Poets to Appear at Sierra Madre Library On Thursday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sierra Madre Public Library, poets Carol Lem, Alex Luu, Zahava Sweet, and Urith Walker, will participate in a panel discussion, “Cultural Diversity in Poetry.”  Each poet will discuss their views on poetry, the influence their personal cultural […]

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Thursday March 24 2011

Lyric Slam For Teens At Sierra Madre Library

If you are an aspiring poet or lyricist between the ages of 12-17, you are invited to bring your original material to a Lyric Slam for Teens at Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet other writers, […]

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Wednesday March 16 2011

Japanese Cultural Night Becomes Tsunami Relief Fundraiser

“Sierra Madre Japanese Cultural Night,” at Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., on Friday, March 25, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. was planned so the community could enjoy authentic Japanese food and festivities. The evening’s activities were to kick off with a Sumo wrestling demonstration by the Centurian Sumo Club. Former U.S. National Sumo Wrestling […]

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Tuesday March 15 2011

Chamber Introduces 2011 Wistaria Festival’s “Sierra Madre Treasures”

Chamber Introduces 2011 Wistaria Festival's

Sierra Madre is a town that would not exist if it were not for the volunteer efforts of its citizenry.  Such efforts have kept the Wistaria Festival a mainstay of Sierra Madre culture since 1918.  This year, the Wistaria Festival Committee has decided to initiate a tradition that we hope will be carried on for […]

Saturday March 12 2011

Wistaria Festival Entertainment Lineup Announced

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce has announced the entertainment lineup for the Wistaria Festival, March 20th.  Fifteen acts have been booked to perform at five outdoor stages, including the Vine itself.  Many of the acts are returning acts, but several are new performers to the Festival.  Special thanks to Tim Tutwiler, who is serving […]

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Saturday March 12 2011

“The Art Of The Japanese Garden” At Sierra Madre School

“The Art Of The Japanese Garden” At Sierra Madre School

Eighty Years of Goodwill: 1931-2011 The Japanese Garden at Sierra Madre School is a great source of pride for the students, staff, parents and community.  Please join us for a program that will explore the creation, restoration and expansion of the garden, as well as current plans for maintaining this 80 year-old treasure of Sierra […]

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Saturday March 12 2011

Low-Flush Toilet Program On Its Way

Low-Flush Toilet Program On Its Way

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (SGVMWD) and the City of Sierra Madre will again sponsor the annual low-flush toilet exchange program, on April 2nd and 23rd.  Residents are invited to come and pick up a low-flush toilet on April 2nd at the Rec. Center, between 9am and 11am.  The toilet that it replaces in their […]

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Saturday March 12 2011

Author Naomi Hirahara To Speak At Sierra Madre Library

Author Naomi Hirahara To Speak At Sierra Madre Library

All are invited to the Sierra Madre Public Library on Thursday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. to meet acclaimed author Naomi Hirahara.  Ms. Hirahara is an award-winning mystery novelist, children’s author, biographer, and the author of numerous books on Japanese history, culture and horticulture.  In 2004 Ms. Hirahara began a series featuring one of the […]

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Saturday March 12 2011

Ham Operators to Assist with Wistaria Festival Logistics

The Sierra Madre Emergency Communications Team (SMECT) will be on hand at the Wistaria Festival, helping to keep operations running smoothly. SMECT is a group of approximately a dozen local FCC licensed Amateur Radio (Ham) Operators. They also help provide communications – as extra “eyes and ears”, for the Mount Wilson Trail Race and the […]

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Saturday March 05 2011

Wistaria Blossoms on the Runway at Woman’s Club

In honor of the City’s 117-year old vine, it will be Wistaria Blossoms on the Runway when Sierra Madre Woman’s Club holds its annual Fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 26, 11:30am in Essick House, their historic clubhouse at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. For another blossom choice, club members will step out modeling […]

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Saturday March 05 2011

Sierra Madre Friends of the Arts presents “ART ALLEY”

featuring arts and crafts from over 30 local artists and live music.  March 20, 2001 from 9:00 to 4:00pm @ 123 E Montecito Ave, Sierra Madre, CA Sierra Madre Friends of the Arts is proud to present “Art Alley” on Sunday, March 20 from 9am-4pm at 123 E. Montecito Ave in Sierra Madre, California 91024. […]

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Thursday March 03 2011

Art of the Garden to be Presented by Creative Arts Group

Art of the Garden to be Presented by Creative Arts Group

Art of the Garden Is a garden tour of 4 private estate gardens of extraordinary beauty.  Click on a photo to enlarge it. Behind a majestic entry gate is a beautiful 1929 Italian Revival house that has undergone a recent major remodel and addition by the present owners requiring a complete re-design of the garden. […]

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Tuesday March 01 2011

PUSD Candidate Forum at Kiwanis Club

PUSD Candidate Forum at Kiwanis Club

All seven candidates were in attendance for a forum at the Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting on Tuesday, March 1st. Renatta Cooper, incumbent candidate for Seat 2 and Cushon Bell, write-in candidate for Seat 2, Kim Kenne and Gene Stevenson, candidates for Seat 4, and Tom Selinske (incumbent), Sean Baggett and Gaylaird Christopher, candidates for Seat […]

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Monday February 28 2011

Civic Club Celebrates Birthday

It was “Hats Off” to Civic Club as it celebrated its 67th birthday at a February meeting. With the club being an important presence in the area for volunteer service and generous philanthropy giving since it began in 1944m Taylor Neslerode, who chaired the birthday meeting, chose the “Hats Off” tribute. Those attending wore their […]

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Monday February 28 2011

Arboretum Horticulturist To Speak at Garden Club

Arboretum Horticulturist Marc Hall will be program presenter at Sierra Madre Garden Club’s dinner meeting on March 14, at 6pm, to be held in Memorial Park Hart Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.. Hall will speak on growing backyard berries and a variety of Arboretum plants. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, […]

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Monday February 28 2011

Mardi Gras Event to Benefit Emergency Services at Methodist Hospital

Mardi Gras Event to Benefit Emergency Services at Methodist Hospital

Methodist Hospital’s 16th annual Mardi Gras will be Tuesday, March 8, at Sirona’s, Santa Anita Park. Proceeds from this year’s gala will support the hospital’s emergency department, which provides critical care to San Gabriel Valley residents 24 hours a day. This fall, the emergency department will move into the new North Tower, where it will […]

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Saturday February 26 2011

Historical Marker Dedication To Take Place at Adams’ Pack Station

Historical Marker Dedication To Take Place at Adams’ Pack Station

A new “History Lives Here” historical marker showcasing vintage and recent photographs and descriptions of the history of the last remaining mule pack station in the Angeles National Forest – Adams’ Pack Station — will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, as part of the station’s 75th anniversary celebration featuring live music and […]

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Wednesday February 23 2011

Travelers And Collectors Speakers Series: “Collecting The American Old West”

David Goff will present his collection of American Old West art and artifacts in Sierra Madre Library’s second Travelers and Collectors program, Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Madre City Hall Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard.  Pioneers and cowboys remain iconic figures in American culture, much admired for their “true […]

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Wednesday February 23 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

The Sierra Madre Public Library is the place to go in March for the “Savin’ o’ the Green”—greenbacks, that is!  The Friends of the Library will hold a bargain book sale inside the Library, Monday, March 7 through Saturday, March 12, during the Library’s open hours. This month’s featured topics will include Fiction, Films, TV, […]

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Friday February 18 2011

Wistaria Festival to Continue Tradition of Special Postmark

Wistaria Festival to Continue Tradition of Special Postmark

The Sierra Madre Chamber of  Commerce and the U.S. Postal Service announce a special postmark cancellation to celebrate the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival.  This special postmark will be available at: Event:      The Sierra Madre Wistaria  Festival, Date:        Sunday, March 20, 2011 Hours:      Open 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.  Location:  The Wistaria Festival Postal Station at […]

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Friday February 18 2011

City of Sierra Madre to Host State of the City Event on February 28th

City of Sierra Madre to Host State of the City Event on February 28th

On Monday, February 28, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm the City of Sierra Madre will be hosting its first ever State of the City address at the Community Recreation Center in the newly renovated Sierra Madre Room at 611 East Sierra Madre Boulevard. This year’s theme is “Working Together the Sierra Madre Way” and […]

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Friday February 18 2011

Local League Of Women Voters To Celebrate 75 Years of Existence

Local League Of Women Voters To Celebrate 75 Years of Existence

Women in California won the right to vote 100 years ago – before the rest of the nation got on board. Civic-minded women in Pasadena banded together 25 years later to form a League of Women Voters chapter – just 16 years after the 19th amendment passed. The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area will […]

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Monday February 14 2011

FOL Wine Tasting to Feature Silent Auction

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are putting the final touches on their 41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Gala this Friday evening. Included in the evening’s festivities will be their popular silent auction. Of the over 70 items available for auction, successful bidders could take home Rose Bowl and theatre tickets, gourmet dinners, […]

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Saturday February 12 2011

Kiwanis Program to Explore “Da Vinci Code”

Kiwanis Program to Explore “Da Vinci Code”

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will present a fascinating program called “Thoughts on Christianity, Gnosticism and ‘The Da Vinci Code’”. The program will be presented by Earl Abbe, who spent many years working overseas and has lived in the region that is the centerpiece for Christianity, Gnosticism and the backdrop for […]

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Wednesday February 09 2011

Sierra Madre Resident to be Keynote Speaker at Glendale Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Sierra Madre Resident to be Keynote Speaker at Glendale Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Lisa Bowman of Sierra Madre will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming 48th Annual Glendale Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Her inspirational speech is entitled “Rejoice.” Bowman, a former stage and television actress and sports radio personality living now with Multiple Sclerosis is making a return appearance at the breakfast, having first spoken at the event […]

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Wednesday February 09 2011

Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Available, News Net Readers Save $

Wistaria Shuttle Tickets Available, News Net Readers Save $

The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce reminds you that shuttle tickets to ride up to view the Wistaria Vine at its annual Wistaria Festival are now available online.  The 2011 Wistaria Festival will take place on March 20th, 2011. The Wistaria Festival features tours of the world’s largest blossoming plant, certified as such by the […]

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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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Wednesday February 09 2011

Women’s Group to Hear TV Anchor

Women's Group to Hear TV Anchor

Award-winning broadcast journalist Pat Harvey will address the San Gabriel Valley Alumnae Panhellenic at its benefit luncheon, “Dollars for Scholars” at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 14 at the Santa Anita Golf Club in Arcadia. This is the seventh year the “Dollars for Scholars” luncheon has been held with net proceeds used to provide merit scholarships […]

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Tuesday February 08 2011

Library’s Free Parent/Child Workshops To Feature Local Experts

Library’s Free Parent/Child Workshops To Feature Local Experts

Sierra Madre Public Library’s new five-week Parent/Child Workshop for families with children ages three and younger will feature noted resource professionals from the community. Each workshop session will feature a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health. The workshops, which will take place […]

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Wednesday February 02 2011

Local Restaurants to be in Spotlight at Wine Tasting

Local Restaurants to be in Spotlight at Wine Tasting

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library have been putting the final details on their 41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event scheduled February 18th. Because of the renewed popularity of wine tasting events, it’s easy to understand that the “cuisine tasting” might get lost in the promotion. Fran Garbaccio, Friend’s volunteer, has been busy […]

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Tuesday February 01 2011

Friends Used Book Sale Set for This Weekend

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, ” – Christopher Morley. Yes, with Valentine’s Day approaching, love IS in the air! When considering the perfect gift for your Valentine, why not a book, heck, how about a STACK of books from the Friends of the […]

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Friday January 28 2011

Ed Clare, Corfu to Host February Joint Chamber Mixer

Ed Clare, Corfu to Host February Joint Chamber Mixer

The February Mixer of the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce is a joint mixer with the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, and will be held at Corfu, 48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.,  on Thursday, Feb. 10th from 5:30 to 7pm.  This will be an excellent opportunity to network with business owners and representatives from Sierra Madre, […]

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Thursday January 27 2011

Charcuterie to Host January Mixer

Charcuterie to Host January Mixer

Charcuterie will be the site of the Chamber of Commerce Mixer for January, this Thursday, Jan. 27th, from 5:30 to 7pm.  Enjoy delicious food, fine California wines, enter to win door prizes, and networking.  Charcuterie is located at 120 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Cost to attend is $7/members, $15 for non-members.

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Wednesday January 26 2011

“Travelers & Collectors” Season Premier

Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular “armchair travelers” series will kick off on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Sierra Madre City Hall Chambers with, “Exploring West Africa: Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin,” presented by Gary and Kathy Symons. The Symons explored exotic sites from Cotanou to Timbuktu, capturing on film the teeming markets, colorful […]

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Wednesday January 26 2011

Garden Club Program to Feature Cactus and Succculents

Cacti and succulents will be the subject of a slide program at the Sierra Madre Garden Club’s dinner meeting, Monday, February 14, 6pm. This will be held at Hart House in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. The public is invited. The program will be presented by Tom Vermilion, a member and past president […]

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Wednesday January 26 2011

SMHPS Annual Meeting to Feature Historic Mt. Wilson Trail

The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society invites you to attend their annual meeting, Thursday, February 17, 6:30pm, at the SM United Methodist Church Hartzell Hall. This is located at the corner of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. and Michillinda Ave., with parking north of the Church. Enter the parking lot from Michillinda, and Hartzell Hall is […]

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Tuesday January 25 2011

Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrates Amy and Glenn Putnam

Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrates Amy and Glenn Putnam

Amy and Glenn Putnam were recognized as Sierra Madre’s 2010 Citizens of the Year at the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 2011.  More than one hundred people turned out, many of them representatives of organizations that the two have volunteered with.  On hand were members of the Sierra Madre Historical […]

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Wednesday January 12 2011

“On Gold Mountain”—Sierra Madre’s 2011 “One Book One City” Selection

“On Gold Mountain”—Sierra Madre’s 2011 “One Book One City” Selection

Activities Planned Throughout February  The Sierra Madre Public Library is pleased to announce “On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family,” by Lisa See, as the City’s 2011 One Book One City selection.  With a full schedule of events throughout February celebrating Chinese culture, highlighted by a program and book signing with […]

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Tuesday January 11 2011

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Selections in Good Hands

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Selections in Good Hands

Imagine over the holidays you invited 500 of your closest friends over for dinner and wine. Now imagine that these same 500 are pretty sophisticated wine drinkers –each having a different preference for varietal, and each expecting to find their “surprise” vintage. Such is the job description for Bill Sullivan, 26-year owner of the Bottle […]

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Tuesday January 11 2011

Parent/Child Workshops To Be Held At Sierra Madre Library

Parent/Child Workshops To Be Held At Sierra Madre Library

Sierra Madre Public Library is pleased to announce a new program for families and children from birth through three years of age.  A five-week Parent/Child Workshop will be held at the Library on six consecutive Wednesdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Community resource personnel will discuss parenting […]

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Wednesday December 01 2010

41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event – Artist Selection

41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event – Artist Selection

    Any good sports coach knows that to win, you not only have draft the right players, but also put these players in the right position     – where the player is naturally talented. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting Chairpersons have been busy doing just that – getting the […]

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – July 5th Post Parade Games and Jazz

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 - July 5th Post Parade Games and Jazz

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page Following the parade, there were traditional games in the park (sack race, 3-legged race, water balloon toss, etc.,) and the Nightblooming Jazzmen performed in the shade next to the beer garden. Here are some pics and some video (below the […]

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010 – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010 – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 3

 Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page All together, I’m uploading 200 pics of the parade.  

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 2

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page All together, I’m uploading 200 pics of the parade.  See page 3 of Parade Pics for parade video.      

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010, July 5th, Parade Pics Page 1

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010, July 5th, Parade Pics Page 1

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page All together, I’m uploading 200 pics of the parade.  The sad part is I deleted nearly 60 that were too blurry (and there’re a few that are questionable in the 200).  See Page 3 of Parade Pics for Parade video.

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – Pre-Parade and Woman’s Club Open House

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – Pre-Parade and Woman’s Club Open House

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page The day wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t start at the annual Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Open House, and while I’m there I always take a few pre-parade shots before heading downtown to take my position for parade pictures.  Enjoy…

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – July 4th Concert and Movie in the Park

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 - July 4th Concert and Movie in the Park

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page Because we don’t have parades on Sundays, we had a pre-parade Concert in the Park, followed by a Movie in the Park.  The first featured a band called Rocktail, the latter was “Shrek.”  Here’s a few pictures from the 4th.

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – July 3rd Concert in the Park

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 - July 3rd Concert in the Park

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page The Concert in the Park featured longtime Sierra Madre band The Aluminum Marshmallow, and the 5th annual Bubblewrap Fireworks took place that evening as well.  Enjoy.

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – Main Index Page

Back to Main 4th of July page 4th of July weekend was a little different in 2010, because the 4th of July fell on a Sunday, and the parade never takes place on a Sunday – soooo, the pre-parade stuff actually took place on the 3rd and 4th of July, and the parade was on […]

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Wednesday November 11 2009

VFW Veteran’s Day Service, Nov. 8, 2009

VFW Veteran's Day Service, Nov. 8, 2009

Posted 11/11/11 – The Sierra Madre Harry L. Embree VFW Post 3208 held a ceremony in recognition of veterans on Nov. 8, 2009 at Memorial Park in front of the Veteran’s Wall.  Speakers included Jim Moran of the Veteran’s Wall committee, veteran Steve Paszek, and Mayor Joe Mosca.  Joe Echevarria also led the crowd in singing […]

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