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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Saturday January 10 2015

Long-time Sierra Madrean Joe Ramsey Passes Away

Long-time Sierra Madrean Joe Ramsey Passes Away

Posted 1/10/15 – (Editor’s Note: I’ll be doing a more comprehensive and personal look back at Joe Ramsey’s life in the near future, but wanted to post this in the interim…) Joseph Jack Ramsey, 11/1/56 – 12/29/14 Joseph “Joe” Jack Ramsey passed away Dec. 29th, 2014 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  Joe Ramsey, son of Jack [...]

Thursday January 01 2015

SMRFA Wins Mayor’s Trophy, Ninth Award in Ten Years!

SMRFA Wins Mayor's Trophy, Ninth Award in Ten Years!

Posted 1/1/15- “I Think I Can”, Sierra Madre Rose Float Association’s 2015 entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, was the town’s 83rd entry, going back to 1917.  And for the ninth time in ten years, SMRFA’s entry has won an award, The Mayor’s Trophy, described by the Tournament as “Most Outstanding City Entry, National [...]

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 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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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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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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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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Sunday January 12 2014

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – 2014 is upon us!

SierraMadreSue's Music News - 2014 is upon us!

Posted 1/12/14 -  I can’t believe Matt Denny’s has been open for 15 years already! I have my beer mug from their 10th anniversary bash in my freezer and use it often! Thank you Matt & Pam and your family & staff for 15 years of great food and fun! My family & friends have celebrated [...]

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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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Thursday November 28 2013

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – Thanksgiving Edition

Posted 11/28/13 - go out & see some live music tonight – because no one wants to cook! HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL! – DON’T FORGET TO LISTEN TO ALICE’S RESTAURANT! FRI. 11/29 – BLACK FRIDAY SALE/RECORD STORE DAY @ RESISTOR RECORDS IN MONROVIA – opening at 8am. SALE prices, raffles, live music, sing-alongs, and Joe might even [...]

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Saturday October 12 2013

City’s Channel 98 Now Broadcasting on Time-Warner Cable

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Residents who subscribe to Time Warner Cable now have access to watch public domain TV shows from the 50s, 60s and beyond on the City’s government-education channel 98. Shows like Andy Griffith, Captain America, Mr. Wizard, Robin Hood, Beverly Hillbillies, Hancock, and many, many more. Public domain movies include A [...]

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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

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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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

“Decades of Rock” Concert Sponsored by Spero Foundation, Photo Gallery

Posted 7/15/13 – The Spero Foundation sponsored this week’s concert featuring Decades of Rock.  Juan’s Tacos provided the food, and this years Summer Concert Series is sponsored by The Kensington, an Assisted Living residence.  Click here to view videos.  Click on a photo below to enlarge.  Click here to go back to the Summer Concert [...]

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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

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 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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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

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – JUNE tunes & then some…

SierraMadreSue's Music News - JUNE tunes & then some...

Posted 6/15/13 – As with most families, there is a good bit of teasing that goes on between my siblings, no matter how old we get. And with Tom (aka Billy Booger) being the oldest, we have all taken our share from him, so whenever we get a chance to dish it right back, we [...]

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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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Wednesday April 24 2013

City Survey Asks Residents What They Want to See on SMTV

Press Release posted 4/24/13 – Got a minute? The folks who run Sierra Madre’s two local TV stations – that’s right, Sierra Madre has two local TV stations – need your opinion on what you like to watch and how you watch it so they can make this local resource more fun and relevant to [...]

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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

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

Alverno High School to Present Godspell April 25, 26

Alverno High School to Present Godspell April 25, 26

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

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Saturday March 16 2013

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – Wistaria Festival Music Lineup and Schedule

Posted 3/16/13 -  YAY!  HERE IT IS!  THE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE WISTARIA FESTIVAL – SUNDAY, MARCH 17th IN SIERRA MADRE.   Thank you Tim Tutwiler, Music Coordinator. At the Vine (Carter & Hermosa)    9-11am  Ron Longo                                    [...]

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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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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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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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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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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 October 17 2012

Rare Performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse” Offered at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Posted 10/17/12  By Fran Syverson “Ruddigore” is a rarely performed satirical Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that poked fun at the Victorian mores of its time when first presented in 1887. Sierra Madre Playhouse director Eugene J. Hutchins decided to take a more contemporary view of it, and set it in the 1950s, where it easily [...]

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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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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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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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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……. [...]

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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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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Friday August 10 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – ballgames, birthdays & bobble heads – oh my!

SierraMadreSue's Music News - ballgames, birthdays & bobble heads - oh my!

Posted 8/10/12 - That’s right sports & music fans – you can get all 3 this week! I got my Sandy Koufax bobble head tonight (8/7), but sadly the Dodgers did not win…. Wed. 8/8 – 6:15pm – the Buccaneer co-ed softball team plays at Heasley Field, Sierra Vista Park, vs. the Commandos. Come on down [...]

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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/ [...]

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

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

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

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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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

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

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. [...]

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

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

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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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 05 2012

“Woman In Mind” Takes Us On Tantalizing Inner Tour At SM Playhouse – Review by Fran Syverson

“Woman In Mind” Takes Us On Tantalizing Inner Tour At SM Playhouse - Review by Fran Syverson

Posted 6/5/12 – By Fran Syverson It’s rare that we see a drama from, in effect, inside one person’s head. But that’s the case with the aptly titled Woman in Mind now running at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Through Susan’s perspective, we meet her family—or, rather, her families. For one is real, and the other [...]

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

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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Thursday May 31 2012

SM Playhouse Receives Grant from T of R Foundation

Press Release posted 5/31/12 – Pasadena Tournament of Roses®Foundation President Jacqueline Howard distributed grant checks totaling $100,000 to 27 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley at the Tournament of Roses Foundation Grant Award Reception held May 23 at Tournament House.  Seven of the 27 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These [...]

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Thursday May 24 2012

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Back By Popular Demand At Playhouse; Opens June 2

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Back By Popular Demand At Playhouse; Opens June 2

Press Release posted 5/24/12 – Join Dorothy, Toto and all of their new found friends in this lively, colorful, magical musical adventure based on L. Frank Baum’s much loved story. The interactive show permits the kids in the audience to be Munchkins.  The show will be presented for Saturday daytime performances only. June Chandler, long [...]

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Tuesday May 22 2012

Gene Goss to Begin Political Talk Show on RadioFishbowl.com

Gene Goss to Begin Political Talk Show on RadioFishbowl.com

Posted 5/22/12 – Gene Goss, who came seemingly out of nowhere to nearly find himself on the City Council in the April election, will begin hosting a political talk show on RadioFishbowl.com beginning Thursday night at 7pm.   The show, “Village Intersections with Gene Goss”, will air weekly, with a rebroadcast on Saturdays.  To find 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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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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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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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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Wednesday April 25 2012

Mario Lalli on the Closure of Cafe 322

Mario Lalli on the Closure of Cafe 322

Posted 4/25/12 – This is from the Cafe 322 Kitchen and Bar Facebook page, reprinted with permission (See SierraMadreSue’s article just before this one for entertainment information for the final week….) We are very sad to announce that Cafe 322 will be closing its doors this Sunday night 4/29/2012. Seven years to the month we [...]

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Wednesday April 25 2012

Sierra Madre Sue – The Last Waltz at Cafe 322

Posted 4/25/12 – Mario Lalli at Cafe 322 has been the Bill Graham of Sierra Madre for the last several years, providing a great venue for musicians of all genres, ages, walks of life and levels of talent.  He and his staff of family and friends have fed us, kept us warm, hosted our birthday [...]

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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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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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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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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 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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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

The 2012 Sierra Madre Library READ™ Campaign

The 2012 Sierra Madre Library READ™ Campaign

Posted 1/18/12 – In 1985, the American Library Association (ALA) launched the READ™ campaign which has proven immensely effective in promoting literacy among all age groups.  Comedian Bill Cosby was the first notable to appear on a poster; since then, more than 150 celebrities have donated their images for these posters, which convey the simple, [...]

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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

“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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Saturday December 31 2011

A Pictorial Look Back at 2011

We’ve gone through our pictures and put together a video of the year in pictures.  It wasn’t easy to condense a year into about 14 minutes, still, for some of you I imagine that will seem interminably long.  This is obviously not going to cover every story, but hopefully it will bring back some memories.  The big [...]

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 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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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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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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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 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

Council Looks to Fill SMTV3 Commission Vacancies

The City of Sierra Madre’s Community Services Commission is looking for two motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and  friendly volunteers to serve on the City’s SMTV3 Community Cable Television Programming Committee.  The City welcomes any interested residents to apply. SMTV3 Community Cable Television Programming Committee has 2 vacancies for Community Members At Large.  The SMTV3 Community Cable Television [...]

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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 [...]

Tuesday October 18 2011

Woman’s Club Halloween Bridge and Games Tea This Saturday

Posted 10/17/11 By Phyllis Chapman The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club celebrates Halloween by hosting their annual Bridge and Games Tea on Saturday, October 29, from 1 to 4pm at Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.  Play bridge or a game of our choice accompanied by a fabulous tea [...]

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Tuesday October 18 2011

Commission Seeks To Fill Two Vacancies On The SMTV3 Programming Committee

Posted 10/17/11 – The City of Sierra Madre’s Community Services Commission is looking for two motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and friendly volunteers to serve on the City’s SMTV3 Community Cable Television Programming Committee.  The City welcomes any interested residents to apply. SMTV3 Community Cable Television Programming Committee – 2 Vacancies for Community Members At Large The [...]

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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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

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

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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Sunday August 07 2011

Friday Night Live Continues with Mike Tims

Friday Night Live Continues with Mike Tims

August 5, 2011 – The second week of Friday Night Live featured Mike Tims, formerly of The New Christy Minstrels, performing live in Kersting Court.  Theme for the night was outrageous hat night, and Gordon Caldwell of Sierra Madre received a $25 gift certificate from Butterfly Effect Day Spa for his hat. Shoppers who spend [...]

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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

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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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 [...]

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 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

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

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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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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Tuesday June 07 2011

“Love Letters” At Sierra Madre Playhouse On August 21

“Love Letters” At Sierra Madre Playhouse On August 21

Bob Hakman and Sandra Hakman are a real-life theatre couple. Bob is a director. Sandra is an actor. Both have worked on multiple productions at Sierra Madre Playhouse, sometimes together. “Love Letters” brings them on stage together as performers.  “Love Letters” is A.R. Gurney’s very popular play about Andy and Melissa. Both born to wealth [...]

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 [...]

Friday May 27 2011

Joke of the Day, May 27th, 2011

Alternate Definitions Arbitrator \ar’-bi-tray-ter\: A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonald’s. Avoidable \uh-voy’-duh-buhl\: What a bullfighter tries to do. Baloney \buh-lo’-nee\: Where some hemlines fall Bernadette \burn’-a-det\: The act of torching a mortgage Burglarize \bur’-gler-ize\: What a crook sees with Control \kon-trol’\: A short, ugly inmate Counterfeiters \kown-ter-fit-ers \: Workers who put together [...]

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Thursday May 26 2011

Joke of the Day, May 26th, 2011

Women believe if a pet cat strays, it’s because of a lack of affection at home. Women believe if a pet dog strays, it’s because of a lack of affection at home. Women believe if a woman strays, it’s because of a lack of affection at home. Women believe if a man strays, it’s because [...]

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Monday May 23 2011

Joke of the Day, May 23rd, 2011

Dear reader, If life gives you melons, check to see if you’re dyslexic. Sincerely, lemons.

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Sunday May 22 2011

Joke of the Day, May 22nd, 2011

When Mr. Wilkins answered the door late in the evening one day after he’d lost his wife while scuba diving, he was greeted by two grim-faced policemen. “We’re sorry to call on you at this hour, Mr. Wilkens, but we have some information about your wife.””Well…tell me!” he demanded. The policeman said, “We have some [...]

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Saturday May 21 2011

Joke of the Day, May 21, 2011

For a holiday, Mulvaney decided to go to Switzerland to fulfill a lifelong dream and climb the Matterhorn. He hired a guide and just as they neared the top, the men were caught in a snow slide. Three hours later, a Saint Bernard plowed through to them, a keg of brandy tied under his chin. [...]

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Friday May 20 2011

Joke of the Day, May 20th, 2012

>I used to be a nun, but I got expelled because of my dirty habits. >I wanted to be a transplant surgeon, but my heart just wasn’t in it. >Had to fire my masseuse today. She just rubbed me the wrong way >I used to be a hotel clerk, but quit when I realized I [...]

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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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Thursday May 19 2011

Joke of the Day, May 19, 2011

I went to the store the other day, and I was in there for only about 5 minutes. When I came out there was a motorcycle cop writing a parking ticket. So I went up to him and said, ‘Come on, buddy, how about giving a guy a break?’ He ignored me and continued writing [...]

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Wednesday May 18 2011

Joke of the Day, May 18, 2011

Little Tommy was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything, tutors, flash cards, special learning centers, in short, everything that they could think of Finally in a last ditch effort, they took Tommy down and enrolled him in the local Catholic School. After the first day, little Tommy comes home with a [...]

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Tuesday May 17 2011

Joke of the Day, May 17, 2011

I hate being bi-polar…It’s freaking awesome.

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Monday May 16 2011

Joke of the Day, May 16, 2011

Dear duck, Remember that night in Vegas?  You have a son.  His name is platypus. Sincerely, beaver

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Sunday May 15 2011

Joke of the Day, May 15th, 2011

A golf club walks into a local bar and asks the barman for a pint of beer.  The barman refuses to serve him. “Why not,” asks the golf club.  “You’ll be driving later,” replies the bartender. Naturally, the club was really teed off.

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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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Saturday May 14 2011

Joke of the Day, May 14th, 2011

 A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.” The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, [...]

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Friday May 13 2011

Joke of the Day, May 13th, 2011

Three bulls heard via the grapevine that the rancher was going to bring yet another bull onto the ranch, and the prospect raised a discussion among them. First Bull: “Boys, we all know I’ve been here 5 years. Once we settled our differences, we agreed on which 100 of the cows would be mine. Now, [...]

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Thursday May 12 2011

Joke of the Day, May 12, 2011

A man bought several acres of wasteland and within a year, turned it into a thriving produce farm. The local pastor stopped by and complimented the man on his vast progress.   Then he added, “Wondrous things can surely happen when man and God work together.”  “Amen,” said the man, “but you should’ve seen the place [...]

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Wednesday May 11 2011

Joke of the Day, May 11th, 2011

Dear Person pushing my buttons, You’re going down. Sincerely, The Elevator

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Tuesday May 10 2011

Joke of the Day, May 10, 2011

 Some elephant jokes… Q: What do you call two elephants on a bicycle? A: Optimistic! Q: What do you get if you take an elephant into the city? …A: Free Parking. Q: What do you get if you take an elephant into work? A: Sole use of the elevator. Q: What do you do with [...]

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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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Monday May 09 2011

Joke of the Day, May 9th, 2011

The Tates Watch Company of Massachusetts wanted to produce other products and, since they already made the cases for pocket watches, decided to market compasses for pioneers traveling west. It turned out that although their watches were of finest quality, their compasses were not. People often ended up in Canada or Mexico rather than California.  [...]

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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

Joke of the Day, May 7th, 2011

Things that make you go hmmmm…. Do pediatricians play miniature golf on Wednesdays? Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to? Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? If all the world’s a stage, where is the audience sitting? If God dropped acid, would he see people? If one [...]

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Thursday May 05 2011

Taco Fiesta Opens for Cinco de Mayo!

Taco Fiesta Opens for Cinco de Mayo!

Local musician Joe Ramsey was the first customer at Taco Fiesta this morning, as they opened for business for the first time.  Joe picked up burritos “to go” for he and his wife.  Just received a message from Joe – “Both burritos get two thumbs, actually four thumbs, way up from both Ally and I. [...]

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Thursday May 05 2011

Joke of the Day, May 5, 2011

There was a man who always seemed to lean slightly to the left all the time. It used to bother a friend of his, so the friend suggested he see a doctor, and have his legs checked out. For years, he refused, told the friend he was crazy.  But then one day, he finally gave [...]

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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

Joke of the Day, May 4th, 2011

One night a man was out for a night with some friends. Around 3 a.m., drunk as a skunk, he headed for home. Just as he got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hall started up and cuckooed 3 times. Quickly realizing his wife would probably wake up, he cuckooed another 9 times.  [...]

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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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Tuesday May 03 2011

Joke of the Day, 5/3/11

The old spinster was rocking on her front porch with her tomcat at her feet, when a good fairy suddenly appeared before her and offered her three wishes. “Aw, go on,” the little old lady said in disbelief, “if you can grant three wishes, let’s see you turn this rocking chair into a pile of [...]

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Monday May 02 2011

Joke of the Day, 5/2/11

Ariel (the mermaid) was in trouble again. Her sisters were complaining to King Neptune that she didn’t want to dress properly, as did the other mermaids. Instead of wearing anemones to obscure her breasts, she would stick long fronds of seaweed in her hair. Obviously these fronds did not always do their job because they [...]

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Sunday May 01 2011

Joke of the Day, 5/1/11

Dear Stone, Double homicide is no laughing matter. Sincerely, Two Birds

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Saturday April 30 2011

Joke of the Day, 4/30/11

So I went to see a dermatologist about a nasty red patch on my skin. I asked if it would get better, but he said he didn’t want to make any rash promises.

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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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Friday April 29 2011

Joke of the Day, 4/29/11

Prince Stone had this enormous moth collection. He had large moths, small moths – moths of all kinds. When King Stone decided to retire and pass his crown to the prince, he told the boy he must first dispose of the moth collection and find another hobby. “Why is that, father?”, inquired the prince. “Because”, [...]

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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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Thursday April 28 2011

Joke of the Day, 4/28/11

I thought about studying astronomy in college, but I knew I would just be taking up space.

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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

Joke of the Day, 4/27/11

A man was passing a small courtyard and heard voices murmuring. He went in and saw an altar with a large zero in the middle and a banner that said NIL. White-robed people were kneeling before the altar chanting hymns to The Great Nullity and The Blessed Emptiness. The man turned to a white-robed observer [...]

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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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