Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise was announced Monday as the 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade, themed “Making a Difference,” and participate in the pregame celebration of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game, both held on Jan. 1. Continue reading “Actor Sinise Chosen as Rose Parade Grand Marshal”
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce celebrates the grand opening of Great Maple restaurant located in Paseo Colorado at 300 E. Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. The event included a ribbon cutting and reception enjoyed by chamber members, the staff at Great Maple and invited guests.
The Pasadena Symphony continues its 90th season on Saturday, Nov. 18 with Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” at Ambassador Auditorium with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Music Director David Lockington will lead a musical voyage around Europe with this tour de force program celebrating three musical giants. Rossini’s bright and breezy “Barber of Seville” overture opens the program, St. Saens’ 2nd Piano Concerto is next, followed by Mozart’s last masterpiece, “Jupiter.” Named for the king of the Roman gods, known for his joviality, exuberance and great strength, Mozart’s final symphony carries the majestic first movement through to a triumphant finish. Continue reading “Symphony to Orbit Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’”
Co-chairs for the Altadena Guild of Huntington Hospital, Suzy Burkhard and Linda Salinas, recently presented a check for $6,000 to Sheryl Rudie, executive director of ambulatory services at Huntington Hospital and Yo Zeiman, licensed cosmetologist, to the Constance G. Zahorik Appearance Center at Huntington Hospital. The Appearance Center is supported by the guild for its work in helping patients to manage the cosmetic side effects associated with cancer and other conditions. To learn more about the Altadena Guild of Huntington Hospital, visit altadenaguild.org.
Alas, there can be only one Rose Queen.
The Tournament of Roses last week crowned Altadena resident and La Salle High School senior Isabella Marez as the 100th Rose Queen for 2018, marking a century of city pride and tradition at the packed Pasadena Playhouse theater. Continue reading “La Salle High Senior Crowned 100th Rose Queen”
Maranatha High School students took a walk of faith last week to Pasadena City Hall, the start of what might become an annual tradition.
Amid the chirping of morning birds and freshly dewed streets on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 19, about 350 students, freshmen to seniors, divvied up into small groups with school staff chaperones and took separate walking tours from the school’s campus to Garfield Avenue.
As they walked, they discussed ways they might volunteer for the city during their student service projects in November. Continue reading “Maranatha Students Inspired by City Hall Walk”
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles will honor the father-and-son duo of Nelson and Christopher Rising of Rising Realty Partners at its annual Wish Gala on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, at the Hollywood Palladium. The nonprofit organization, which grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, has selected the Risings for their long-time commitment to development and philanthropy in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Local Men to be Honored by Make-A-Wish Foundation”
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) has been awarded $12,000 by the Green Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization that focuses on the arts, education and human services.
The generous grant award will support the purchase of a colposcope and a fetal monitor, which will enhance ChapCare’s high-quality, comprehensive Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN) program in the Pasadena area, ChapCare said in a statement. Continue reading “ChapCare Awarded Green Foundation Grant”
Lake Avenue Church will kick off its new ministry to adults 55 years and older with a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The event will be held in the Family Life Center, rooms 201-203.
This new ministry will focus on social life, physical health, financial management, emotional wellness and spiritual wholeness, according to a church spokesman. The luncheon will include a clean comedian, the church’s Tenor Trio, a preview of ministry events, testimonies from church staff and community members, and a tree-planting ceremony.
Cost is $7 per person. Register by Oct. 30. Visit lakeave.org and search using the keyword: mightyoaks. Lake Avenue Church is located at 393 N. Lake Avenue in Pasadena.