Preparations for the New Year
Can you believe that the New Year is just a little more than two weeks old? To me it seems much more time has passed since we celebrated Christmas and welcomed in the New Year. Having said that, it wasn’t until this week that I finally found the time to “de-Christmas” the house, taking down the decorations and pulling the tree onto the curb. I know I’m not alone in re-boxing the holiday; it seems to be a busy time for everyone.
At Crescenta Valley Weekly, we’ve been planning and preparing for 2015. We’ve had some changes here in the office and this past week the Crescenta Valley Weekly staff had several meetings to strategize on how we can better serve our community. One thing we are particularly proud of is our adjudication status. This means that your neighborhood paper is ready to print your legal notices. No longer will you have to travel downtown (or worse); right here at 3800 La Crescenta Ave. #101 we have the ability for you to meet your legal obligations when it comes to printing your public and legal notices. Just call Emily at (818) 248-2740.
I also welcome notices and press releases from our non-profit organizations. Being a part of Prom Plus since 1999 (has it really been that long?), I understand how difficult it is for non-profits to get the word out regarding their events. I created our Between Friends and Just For Fun/Calendar This sections specifically for that purpose. I am proud to be able to showcase the great work these organizations do for our community and to spotlight people within those organizations. Just this week, I learned that a couple I am privileged to call my friends – Toni and Vince Espinoza – are being honored by The Campbell Center (formerly GAR) to receive its prestigious Campbell Award of Excellence at the organization’s 24th Annual Derby Day event on May 2. Congratulations, Toni and “Big Vin.” I plan to be there to celebrate your achievement.
Another event coming up that highlights the good work in the community is the annual Ascencia gala. The gala is a classy good time – I’ll be there with our dynamic sales professional Sonya Marquez – and this year the gala, which takes place on Jan. 31 at Union Station, will be honoring the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. For those unaware, the Kiwanis Club of Glendale is one of the most active chapters of the Kiwanis. The club meets weekly in Glendale and, in addition to mapping out events that help the community, it provides grants and scholarships to students and non-profits. The work the club does is important and helps so many people and organizations and I’m happy to share that the club is being honored with the Ambassador of Hope Award.
Along with these events, the CV Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual installation luncheon and grant distribution today, Thursday, and next week the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is having its installation and community awards banquet. I plan to be at all of these events and know there will be many familiar faces.
See you there?