Engaging on a local level

“We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.”

Grace Lee Boggs

We have such a great community. The Crescenta Valley is filled with wonderful people that help, serve, plant, donate, assist and aid in making this town a neighborhood. It is a vibrant neighborhood that is bustling with great events, successful businesses, beautiful architecture and magnificent schools. Thank you to those who serve our community and to those who serve our country. We salute you.

We were able to salute wonderful people at our recognition banquet that was held last Thursday at the Angeles National Golf Club. The event gathered almost 150 people who came together to honor those individuals who have changed our neighborhood for the better. The surroundings at the Angeles National banquet facilities were exquisite and even the chicken was savory. We learned about the brave heroes in our city that continuously volunteer their time to serve. We salute you.

With Veterans Day this week, we were able to salute the men and women who serve our country. It is such a selfless person who can stand up against our enemies to protect our neighborhoods. We salute you.

Have you done something to serve your country or your neighborhood?   One local action you can take to help serve and support your community is to shop locally. The holidays are fast approaching. Please shop local to do your part to help this community be vibrant and thrive. Every dollar you spend in your neighborhood multiplies the vibrancy of our neighborhoods and schools. Please shop local and salute our local businesses.

Do you need a bed or futon for extra guests over the holidays?  Pyramid Sleep Shop at 3131 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta sells the same beds that the huge stores downtown sell but for a fraction of the cost. Visit Denise at Pyramid and she can show you how you can save money on all your mattress needs or you can call her at (818) 957-0261. Or check out her website at www.pyramidwaterbeds.com. You will save money and you will be helping your neighborhood.

And your guests that come for the holidays would love an Edible Arrangement®.  Edible Arrangements® has fresh fruit bouquets to make any occasion special – from birthdays, anniversaries and congratulations to business events and client gifts. Their bouquets are made fresh with premium fruit arranged in a variety of stunning displays. Visit them at 3904 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta or call them at (818) 248-1099. You can also look at their website for gift ideas at www.ediblearrangements.com.

Let us all take action at a local level and begin by doing small things, like shopping locally.

How to reach us (818) 248-4957 / crescentachamber@aol.com  /  www.LaCrescenta.org  / 3131 Foothill Blvd. Ste D.