Foster Care Subject Of ICF Presentation

Isabella Portantino was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Cañada Flintridge. Portantino is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award project with the Friends of Foster Children. For her project she put together a cookbook with easy and inexpensive […]

Robert Barbera Presents the Mentoris Project

Members of Branch 374 of the Italian Catholic Federation at St. Bede the Venerable in La Cañada Flintridge were introduced to the Mentoris Project by Robert Barbera of the Barbera Foundation. The presentation was made during the ICF October Sunday evening meeting. Barbera is spearheading a movement to bring Italian culture to school children and […]

Father Lawrence Essay Award Winners Announced

Two St. Bede School students were recent winners in the Father Lawrence Essay Award Program. Kailey Cullen and Lisa Urquiza were among seventh and eighth grade students who submitted essays about the value of their Catholic education and provided evidence of extensive community service. The award is named after the late, very popular, young associate […]

Harb Recognized For Leadership at St. Bede

Harb Recognized For Leadership at St. Bede

Phyllis Harb is shown receiving a Certificate of Recognition for her leadership in the recent St. Joseph’s Table event sponsored by the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church. Through her efforts, ICF experienced its most successful fundraiser in years. Presenting the award is Jack DeZell, branch president, who […]

St. Bede Student Wins Distinguished Service Award

St. Bede Student Wins Distinguished Service Award

Lauren Nettels, an eighth grade student at St. Bede Elementary School in La Cañada Flintridge, was the recent recipient of the Italian Catholic Federation Distinguished Service Award. Mark Mannarelli, ICF Branch 374 president, presented the award to her at the group’s monthly meeting. The award was presented at the Parish Center of St. Bede the […]

Kiwanis Club of La Cañada immediate past president Tom Passanisi and his wife Dulce flew to the Philippines to hand- deliver a check for $500 from the La Cañada Kiwanis Foundation for the purchase of vitamins to combat malnutrition in the Antique area. The club donated a total of $2,000 during 2014 to the medical […]

Shooley Installed, Rev. Gary Dennis Honored at Kiwanis

Dr. Fred Shooley was installed as the 67th president of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada at a gala banquet dinner held at the Oakmont Country Club. He succeeds Tom Passanisi who served the 2013-14 Kiwanis year. Brian Swartz was honored with the Gil Smith Award and the Reverend Dr. Gary Dennis, who recently retired […]

Passanisi Prepares Torch for New Kiwanis Leadership

Noon Kiwanis President Tom Passanisi, preparing for the transition of leadership after his one year as president of the club, invited members of his board of directors to a special board meeting on Sept. 5. Board members and committee chairpersons came together to share in a special lasagna dinner prior to Passanisi’s last board meeting […]

Home Family Mass Held at Portantino Residence

Following an old tradition, members of the Italian Catholic Federation branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge joined pastor Rev. Monsignor Antonio Cacciapuoti in a special Mass celebrated on the patio of the home of former California State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and his wife Ellen. Thirty-eight members of […]

Key Club Joins Kiwanis to Raise Money at Peanut Day

Key Club Joins Kiwanis to Raise Money at Peanut Day

  As in the past, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada (Noon) partnered with the LCHS Key Club and the LCHS Builders’ Club to educate local residents about a deadly disease that affects mothers and their newborn infants throughout the world. With the support of Ralphs La Cañada and Gelson’s Market, young and old members […]

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