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Celebrating CV Weekly’s Two-Year Anniversary

Robin Goldsworthy and Mary O’Keefe celebrating the Crescenta Valley Weekly.

I remember the day I first met Robin Goldsworthy and Mary O’ Keefe. They were personally hand delivering the first edition of their brand new paper, a project they were very excited about. And one the MSPA wholeheartedly supports. We saw it as a paper we could call our own. A paper owned, published and written by the very people who live and work here and have Montrose in their hearts. Little did I know that soon after that meeting I would be asked to serve on the Montrose Shopping Park Board and ultimately write this column.

The inspiration for this weekly editorial came one day when I visited Ocean View Bakery. They had a new owner and I wanted to see what it was like. I discovered something I had never had before, Mexican Sweet Rolls. They were three for one dollar, made fresh every morning, and had the most beautiful sugar patterns on top. If only people knew!

How could I help get the word out? This was just one of many hidden treasures on our winding streets. What are in those shops? Who are the people that run them? What does the food taste like? Surely others want to know. Robin met with us and provided the space. I made the commitment to volunteer my time.

Each week a few precious hours are carved out to discover Montrose and share it with you. Having two stores and leading a women’s ministry at our church, life is full. But I have found by devoting a little time each week that over time a lasting portrait of the town we love is created for the world to see. Yes, all of the articles are online at www.crescentavalleyweekly.com and on the Montrose Shopping Park Facebook page.

Here are some highlights of the past year: Lillian and Karla and life at Holiday Hats & Gowns; Andre celebrates 20 years at Copy Network; Jack and The Montrose Barber Shop; Lucy and cupcakes at Rocky Cola; Mountain Rose Gifts reopens (yay!); the City of Glendale staff comes to visit; Pasta Preziosa’s scenic patio; handsome Corey and Joselito’s; expert Maria at Uptown Face & Body Care; the wonders of Pattye’s Closet; welcome The Clothing Market; craft fun at Jane’s Cakes & Chocolates and The Paper Rabbit; “Old Guys Rule” at Landry’s; cozy PJs from Faye’s; elegant Marilyn & Victori Ana; Zeke’s; Russell Crowe; the smoker, the ambiance and class of Cucina Rustica; the treasure trove at Ocean View Book; discovering Pepe’s; nursing at Bellies, Babies, & Bosoms; Mama’s & Papa’s large slice of pizza; the joys of our Harvest Market, Spooktakular, Old Town Christmas, the Car Show, the best Arts & Crafts festival we have ever had, and much more.

Thank you Robin, Mary and CV Weekly for what you and the paper have done for our town! Happy two-year anniversary!

Mary Dawson serves as vice president for the MSPA board. She and her family own Revelation Tops and Mountain Rose Gifts.