CV Weekly celebrates its first year

Celebrating at St. Luke's with publisher Robin Goldsworthy (center left in green) are (back row from left) designer JR Martinez, husband Steve Goldsworthy, humorist Matt Barnes, saleswoman Kim Mekelberg, podcaster Charly Shelton, reporter Brandon Hensley and saleswoman Leila Bell. At Robin's left are saleswoman Lisa Yeghiayan (green jacket) and reporter Mary O'Keefe. Missing is front office manager Debbie Taylor. The cake was made by Classic Venice Pastry. Photo by Leonard COUTIN

Crescenta Valley Weekly celebrated its first year anniversary last Thursday with family, friends and supporters.

St. Luke’s of the Mountains graciously offered to have the event in their courtyard.  Guests dined on an assortment of cuisine provided by Frank’s Famous and topped the meal off with an ice cream dessert donated by Paradis ice cream in Montrose. Classic Venice Pastry created a cake that depicted articles from the newspaper over the past 12 months.

The party was not only a time to celebrate the year of coverage that included fire and floods but also along the way the discovery of how powerful the Crescenta Valley community spirit can be.

Photo Captions:

#1: The CVW staff surround the confectionery creation of Classic Venice Pastry.

#2: Publisher Robin Goldsworthy, center, congratulates Steve Pierce on winning a travel gift certificate from Montrose Travel and Kristy Tyler on winning a dining certificate from Angeles National Golf Club.

#3: From left, Greg Smith, Robin Goldsworthy, Marilyn Smith and Kris Kline and Kim Kelly of Merle Norman Cosmetics Montrose.

#4: Paul Dutton of Paul’s Professional Window Washing, left, and Chris Waldheim of J’s Maintenance made sure to stop by.

#5: From the L.A. County Fire Department, Stephanie English and Mike Brown from Station 82 enjoyed some Paradis ice cream.

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