Pasadena Symphony Plays the European Masters

Principal guest conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to lead the Pasadena Symphony at Ambassador Auditorium on Saturday, March 18, with a European tour of musical masterpieces, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish Symphony,” inspired by the picturesque and romantic landscapes of the north and Schubert’s “Overture in the Italian Style.” Virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine will transport the audience with Mozart’s Turkish Violin Concerto No. 5 with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Continue reading “Pasadena Symphony Plays the European Masters”

Hillside Physical Therapy Ribbon-Cutting

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting at Hillside Physical Therapy. Allen Minassian (holding scissors), was joined by community leaders and LCF’s Royal Court to celebrate the opening of the new practice located at 1434 Foothill Blvd., Suite D. For more information on Chamber membership or to view the Chamber of Commerce’s full listing of events, visit lacanadaflintridge.com.

United Methodist Children’s Center Father-Daughter Sock Hop

Participating in the Father-Daughter Sock Hop were Daniel and Sawyer Janhnke (kneeling, from left), and Arturo and Aaliyah Henriquez. Back: Russell and Emerson Guizado, Keira and Adrian Kizuma, Michael and Quinn Pizarro, Nolan and Moira McSparran, and Ryan and Lily McKnight.

The United Methodist Children’s Center held its first Father-Daughter Sock Hop. The attendees decorated cupcakes, danced to ’50s classics, and indulged in root beer floats and popcorn. This was a memorable event for both fathers and daughters. All attendees went home with a souvenir Polaroid and a decorated album frame. This is the second major fundraiser where all proceeds are allocated to the artificial grass fund.
The school is in the middle of installation, with a projected completion date of early March.

PTA Home Tour to Feature Tudor, Ranch Houses on April 28

La Cañada High School 7-12 PTA Home Tours will take place Friday, April 28, featuring four beautiful homes. The homes range in style from a historic Tudor to a contemporary ranch, and will be open for touring from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy Jennifer Fox
The 2017 Home Tour Committee includes Karen Levin (front row, from left), Karyn Perez, Tanya Pereira, Kristine Ragusa, Apala Parikh, Christine Chant and Ellen Portantino. Middle row: Sue Auther, Lee Chumo, Leanne Forshager, Mindy DiPaolo, Tamar Tujian, Christie Clarkson, Lisa Dick, Donna Burdick, Maral Chatoyan and Pam Heiberg. Back: Sharon Grey, Frances Delgatty, Jennifer Ferry, Kelly Chamberlain, Jenny Stern. Not pictured: Marwa Moustafa, Stephanie Wiley, Laila Stroben, Betsy Asher Hall, Sheryl Madonna, Katie Norton, Jill Chapman, Leslie Kevorkian, Natalie Kouyoumdjian, Jennifer Fox, Lisa Macho and Heather Ehrhart.

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St. Bede Hosts Archdiocesan ICF Installation

Pictured are (from left) ICF Grand President Leonard Zosowski, from Bakersfield; L.A. Regional Vice President Al Restivo, who served as event chairman; and state Sen. Anthony Portantino, who is an active member of Branch 374 at St. Bede.

Officers and members from 20 branches of the Italian Catholic Federation organization throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered for a special Mass and Installation of Officers at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge recently.
About 150 ICF members throughout Los Angeles, San Gabriel, San Fernando and Santa Barbara/Ventura regions participated. The Los Angeles Archdiocese District Council, led by Patricia Mages, is comprised of four regions. The Installation was followed by a special luncheon held in the Parish Hall. St. Bede’s Msgr. Antonio Cacciapuoti, who is archdiocesan director of the organization, celebrated the Mass and participated in the installation.
ICF is a charitable organization based in Oakland, with branches in California, Arizona and Chicago.

Flintridge Guild of CHLA Installs New Officers

Michelle Sabourin, Randy Stanislawski, Debbie Post, Patti Kriste, Juliet Cullen and Delia Cotter comprise the newly installed 2017-18 executive board for the Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital.

The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital recently installed its new executive board at its annual Installation Luncheon. The executive board consists of President Debbie Post, Vice President-Benefit Michelle Sabourin, Vice President-Membership Kathy Kovalcik, recording secretary Delia Cotter, treasurer Randy Stanislawski and past President Juliet Cullen. The Guild was happy to welcome Laura Buchanan and Sandy Ahn as active members.
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Foothill Water District Opens Student Art Contest

Foothill Municipal Water District is conducting its sixth annual K-12 student art contest with the theme of competition adhering to the phrase “Water Is Life.” This is a fun, educational project that serves to inspire student creativity and the stewardship of our precious water resources.
The contest is open to all K-12 students attending a school located within the Foothill MWD service area. This includes schools located within La Crescenta-Montrose, the city of La Cañada Flintridge and Altadena.
All art entries for the art contest will be separated into three groups (grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-12) before judging. The grand prize winning entry for each group will receive $100 for the student and a $50 gift card for the sponsoring teacher.
This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and all winning entries will be submitted to MWD for a second round of competition to be included in the 2018 “Water Is Life” Student Artwork Calendar.
Deadline for entries is Monday, April 3, including postmarked submissions. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of Foothill MWD. For further information, visit fmwd.com and click on “Student Art Contest Information” on the main page.

LCF Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off Internship 2017

The kick-off assembly for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce Summer Internship Program for sophomores and juniors was held at La Cañada High School Auditorium recently.
Eddie Lund, one of the vice presidents of the Allen Lund Co., and Pat Anderson, CEO of the LCF Chamber of Commerce, presented information to the crowd of interested students. Connor Thomas, the “Top Intern” of 2016, recounted his experiences at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and encouraged students to apply for an intern position.
Participating organizations for the 2017 summer include: Allen Lund Company, Citizens Business Bank, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, city of La Cañada Flintridge, and YMCA of the Foothills. Students who are selected to be interns will work Monday through Thursday, six hours per day, from June 19-July 27.
Students work daily on projects specifically designed to make a positive impact on their selected company and in the larger community. Interns will earn $1,200 scholarships after completing their assignments and attending several city and chamber events. They also will prepare a public presentation highlighting their work history and project, with the best presenter receiving the title of “Top Intern” and an additional $800, awarded at the chamber’s annual Gala and Installation dinner.
The application is available to La Cañada High School juniors and sophomores on the Naviance website under “Scholarship List.” Applications also are available on the chamber website: lacanadaflintridge.com, or contact Pat Anderson at exec@lacanadaflintridge.com; (818) 790-4289.

Sierra Club to Feature Ecuador Traveler

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will feature Karine Armen’s “Ecuador,” on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Public Library in La Crescenta, 2809 Foothill Blvd.
Armen, an adventurer and photographer, has been traveling the world for the last 20 years. Recently, she visited Ecuador in March and in June of 2016, where she studied Spanish and learned about the culture. Photos of Quito and Cuenca will be shown as well as those of the nature preserve Cajas National Park. Armen’s interests span not only degrees in photography but also social work.
The program begins following the club’s Conservation and Outings news. It is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Laudeman Fares Well in Shooting Championship

San Marino native Brett Laudeman, a junior at Clemson University, competed in the California State Sporting Clays Championship held at Triple B Clays in El Monte. Among very tough professional and state-level competitors, Laudeman completed the three-day event and earned first in prelims and first HOA (high overall) in Class B shooting with a Beretta Dt 11.

Brett Laudeman, center, competed in the California State Sporting Clays Championship.

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