The Holiday Ideal – Found in Montrose

The Holiday Ideal – Found in Montrose

  ‘Plaid Friday’ kicks off the holiday season in Montrose and includes carolers, a community sing-along, a tree lighting and, of course, Santa. By Mary O’KEEFE Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.                                                                ~ Norman Rockwell […]

CVTC Election Results are In

CVTC Election Results are In

By Mary O’KEEFE The weekend’s election of candidates is in for the Crescenta Valley Town Council (CVTC). All five candidates were incumbents so all were expected to be on the Council at the close of Election Day. The only question was who would be general members – elected to a three-year term – and who […]

Helicopters were the Stars of this Air Show

Helicopters were the Stars of this Air Show

By Sofia LOPARDO, intern On Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Hansen Dam Recreation Center, the American Heroes Air Show, a free admission event, took place. Since 1993, the air show has displayed multiple rotary aircraft to educate the community about the role of helicopters in law enforcement, fire service and the military. There were also […]

An Oath that Means Everything

An Oath that Means Everything

By Mary O’KEEFE Although the main event at the American Heroes Air Show was the helicopters, the day began with 44 people participating in a naturalization ceremony. The road to naturalization for many takes some time – not just to begin the process but to qualify for the process. One qualification is that candidates have […]

Answering the Call for Help

Answering the Call for Help

By Mary O’KEEFE The clean up from Hurricane Ian continues in Florida with many still in temporary housing, some living in only a portion of their house and many left to decide if they will rebuild. Hurricane Ian made landfall on Sept. 27. In Cuba, it was classified as a Category 3 storm. It then […]

Salvation Army Holds Kettle Kickoff Dinner

Salvation Army Holds Kettle Kickoff Dinner

By Robin GOLDSWORTHY The Salvation Army – Glendale launched the holidays with its Kettle Kickoff Dinner on Thursday evening, Nov. 17. Held at the Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection at Forest Lawn – Glendale, the Hall was decked out with colorful trees, bright poinsettias and decorated tables ready to be filled by supporters of the 187-year-old […]

New Kiwanis Club Launches with Bingo

New Kiwanis Club Launches with Bingo

The recently opened Kiwanis Club of the Verdugos kicked off with a bingo game that raised funds for the new club. Held on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Verdugo Hills Memorial Hall at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., overflow crowd extended beyond the Hall’s main room to the lower area. Patrons paid $20 for a dauber […]

Disney On Ice ‘Road Trip Adventures’ Plays SoCal During Holiday Season

Disney On Ice ‘Road Trip Adventures’ Plays SoCal During Holiday Season

Disney On Ice presents “Road Trip Adventures” that will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chockfull of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales, this unique multi-generational experience makes its SoCal debut for four weeks playing Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario and Long Beach from Dec. 8, 2022 thru Jan. 2, 2023.   Exciting twists and […]

Get Your Chairs and Blankets Ready – The Montrose Christmas Parade is Back

Get Your Chairs and Blankets Ready – The Montrose Christmas Parade is Back

The popular, community-oriented, family-friendly Christmas Parade returns and its grand marshal is named. By Mary O’KEEFE The last time the community lined Honolulu Avenue to watch the Montrose Glendale Christmas Parade was in 2019, but now this very hometown/small-town event returns on Dec. 3 at 6:10 p.m. The pandemic and its restrictions made it impossible […]

Strong Winds Rock the Foothills

Strong Winds Rock the Foothills

By Mary O’KEEFE Wednesday was a blustery day to say the least. The damage due to high winds was not as bad as it could have been but it was enough to remind residents what Santa Anas are all about. The winds in the foothills’ area saw gusts from 35 mph to 50 mph. The […]