La Crescenta Woman’s Club Hosts Local Historian Mike Lawler

La Crescenta Woman’s Club Treasurer Bob Mortimer presents a mockup of a $150 check to Historian and CV Weekly columnist Mike Lawler. Photos by Ruth SOWBY


The La Crescenta Woman’s Club (LCWC) kicked off its new year with its star attraction, historian and CV Weekly columnist Mike Lawler. On Sept. 13 at its Clubhouse, members were all ears as Lawler reported on “Hidden Treasures of the Foothills.”  

“History is all around us,” Lawler said. Proving his point, he projected old photos of Valley sites, many of which are now repurposed buildings such the 100-year-old building that houses the new restaurant Gus & Andy’s Kitchen & Bar on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. Lawler also reminded his audience that the “mother” of the Historical Society of La Crescenta Valley is the LCWC. The Society was founded by LCWC members and had its original meetings at their Club.  

Julie Ann Martin, center, is a new member of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. Co-membership Chairs presenting her are, left, Dawna Berger and Carol Stein.

As a “thank you” from the Club, LCWC Treasurer Bob Mortimer presented Lawler with a large mockup of a $150 check.

Upcoming at the Club is its annual Soles4Shoes. On Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., pairs of gently used men’s, women’s and children’s shoes will be collected at the Club’s parking lot, 4004 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta/Glendale. The shoes will be donated to the Soles4Shoes organization. Collected well-worn athletic shoes will be recycled by grinding them down, rebuilding them then giving them to needy children. Last year, 1,300 pairs of shoes were collected and donated.