Actor Sinise Chosen as Rose Parade Grand Marshal

Photo courtesy Michelle Mishina Photo Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Gary Sinise is introduced by 2018 Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet.
Photo courtesy Michelle Mishina Photo
Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Gary Sinise is introduced by 2018 Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet.

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.
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Great Maple Hosts Grand Opening

Danny Lopez, assistant manager (from left); Sylvia Arballo, restaurant manager; Amanda David, co-owner; and Loren Bishop, general manager participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Danny Lopez, assistant manager (from left); Sylvia Arballo, restaurant
manager; Amanda David, co-owner; and Loren Bishop, general manager participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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.

Symphony to Orbit Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”)
Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”)

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.
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Huntington Hospital Altadena Guild Presents $6,000

Suzy Burkhard (middle right) and Linda Salinas (right), co-chairs of the Altadena Guild of Huntington Hospital Home Tour, present a check to Sheryl Rudie (left), executive director of ambulatory services at Huntington Hospital, and Yo Zeiman, cosmetologist, of the Constance G. Zahorik Appearance Center at Huntington Hospital.
Suzy Burkhard (middle right) and Linda Salinas (right), co-chairs of the Altadena Guild of Huntington Hospital Home Tour, present a check to Sheryl Rudie (left), executive director of ambulatory services at Huntington Hospital, and Yo Zeiman, cosmetologist, of the Constance G. Zahorik Appearance Center at Huntington Hospital.

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.

La Salle High Senior Crowned 100th Rose Queen

Photo courtesy Tournament of Roses Rose Queen Isabella Marez (center) reacts to her name being called at last week’s coronation ceremony at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Photo courtesy Tournament of Roses
Rose Queen Isabella Marez (center) reacts to her name being called at last week’s coronation ceremony at the Pasadena Playhouse.

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 Students Inspired by City Hall Walk

Mayor Terry Tornek and Maranatha High School Principal John Rouse meet in the early hours last week on the steps of City Hall.
Mayor Terry Tornek and Maranatha High School Principal John Rouse meet in the early hours last week on the steps of City Hall.

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”

Local Men to be Honored by Make-A-Wish Foundation

Photo courtesy Rising Realty Partners Nelson Rising (left) and son Christopher Rising (right), who are being honored at Make-A-Wish Foundation’s annual Wish Gala on Nov. 9, are pictured with former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
Photo courtesy Rising Realty Partners
Nelson Rising (left) and son Christopher Rising (right), who are being honored at Make-A-Wish Foundation’s annual Wish Gala on Nov. 9, are pictured with former Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.

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.
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ChapCare Awarded Green Foundation Grant

Dr. Victor Sunga, ChapCare chief care officer, Marlene Stang, ChapCare grant writer, Margaret Martinez, ChapCare CEO, Ron Wilcox, Green Foundation president, Dr. Terre Osterkamp, ChapCare physician OB-GYN and Sergio Bautista, ChapCare chief deputy director celebrate the Green Foundation grant.
Dr. Victor Sunga, ChapCare chief care officer, Marlene Stang, ChapCare grant writer, Margaret Martinez, ChapCare CEO, Ron Wilcox, Green Foundation president, Dr. Terre Osterkamp, ChapCare physician OB-GYN and Sergio Bautista, ChapCare chief deputy director celebrate the Green Foundation grant.

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.
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Lake Ave. Church Kicks Off Luncheon for Ministry to Senior Citizens

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.