Summer Time and the Living is … Busy
As president of Prom Plus, I look forward to summer. For organization members, it’s a time for us to catch our breath, to look back on the year that was focused on the after prom event for Crescenta Valley High School seniors and their guests. As publisher of the CV Weekly, it’s also a quieter time for the paper. Without league play, summer sports are somewhat limited, though practice play continues for many of the sports. And youth activities are greatly reduced as families head off to take advantage of vacation time.
Though things may be quiet in these areas, much is still happening around town. We’ve already had a phenomenal car show hosted by the Montrose Shopping Park and a successful golf tournament presented by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce not to mention a dazzling fireworks display by the CV Fireworks Association. The Alex Theatre hosted an open house and expo on Monday night that was a wonderful opportunity to show off all the resources the Alex has to offer. I was fortunate to be there and met up with a lot of friends.
Coming up on Saturday is the annual Cruise Night on Brand Boulevard hosted by the City of Glendale. Then the first ever Food and Brewfest hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is taking place on July 27 on Honolulu Avenue. Tickets are limited. For pricing and purchasing information, check out Melinda Clarke’s article on page 22.
We are also looking forward to National Night Out on Aug. 5. This nationwide event promotes the partnership between law enforcement and citizens. We have had active NNO activities over the past few years and from what I’ve heard, this year will be no different. We’ll update you over the next two weeks on what you can expect around town during NNO.
Right after NNO, the annual VFW/American Legion Bingo Night takes place on Aug. 8 at Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and School in Montrose. For just $10 you too can daub your way to winning cash. I’ve been before and it’s a lot of fun.
And don’t forget the great concerts at Starlight Bowl and Cal Phil. (Read how much fun the Linkhorsts had in this week’s Letters to the Editor in our Viewpoints section on page 10).
So while things may be quieter, there’s still plenty to do around town. I look forward to seeing you!
The column I wrote last week chastising the man who was stealing copies of the CV Weekly for probable recycling really caught our community’s attention – as did the heroics of Mary O’Keefe who challenged the thief. Bravo not only to her, but also to the community members who have been keeping an eye open to his further antics.
I appreciate (as always) our community’s support of the Crescenta Valley Weekly and am touched that they felt as offended as I to learn of this man’s thievery. Hopefully he has learned his lesson and will stay away.
The voting is officially closed for this year’s Finest, our readers’ poll of the services, people and places that they feel are the very best – that is, the finest. As in past years, the number of ballots received was staggering and I applaud office manager Erika Bishop and Molly Shelton for making their way through the pile. They are currently tallying all the votes, which will take some time.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out a ballot. I am as excited as you to learn who made the cut this year and will be invited to our annual The Finest party. We’ll keep you posted.