Summer is but a Memory
Though the temperatures are still high, it is obvious to me that the “lazy, hazy days of summer” are over. For us here at the paper, our sports and youth pages are typically smaller during the summer months as many families are on vacation and the number of organized sports is reduced. Also during the summer months our attention turns in part to The Finest, tallying the thousands of votes and preparing for the celebration at Deukmejian Park. (This year’s party, which we included in last week’s paper, was excellent and I have to again thank all those who worked so hard to make it all happen. I hope you have taken the time to go online and see all the photos from the evening.)
But once fall arrives things start to pick up around town, which means things begin to pick up here at the CV Weekly. The news that Starbucks in Montrose is interested in introducing its “Evenings” program drew the attention of our readers (you can find an update from Mary O’Keefe on page 7). Another article that has our readers asking for “more, please” is the story of the pep squad at Crescenta Valley High School. We were delighted to present the new coaches to our readers and look forward to doing more stories on the amazing pep squad.
Another indicator that summer is over is the number of fundraisers and other events that are planned in the last quarter of the year. For example, last Thursday’s CV Chamber of Commerce Recognition Banquet was a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on those in the community who contribute so much that benefits us all. In the spirit of transparency I also have to say that being named woman of the year was indeed an honor, especially when standing side-by-side with all the awardees. Having Assemblymember Mike Gatto and County Mayor Mike Antonovich there was an unexpected bonus. (We’re still polishing that story and will have it ready for you next week.)
Being as busy as it is, I was glad to find the time to head over to Foothill Retirement on Tuesday night for its open house. Originally built in 1938 as the Tujunga Hotel, the facility maintains the architectural integrity of the early builders. I had always been curious about Foothill Retirement and Community Relations director Toni Williamson was eager to show open house guests around.
I’m next hoping to stop over at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation boutique wine tasting event on Oct. 30. Proceeds benefit the hospital nursery.
Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here followed by White Friday in Montrose and the first ever Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the La Crescenta Library. And don’t forget the Christmas Parade!