Janet, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully due to complications from COVID-19 on Jan. 17, 2021 in her senior living facility in Bradbury, California. Janet was 94 years old and lived a beautiful, blessed life.
Janet was born on June 13, 1926 in Pontiac, Michigan to Irma (nee Orschel) and Russell Alger Nott. Janet was born moments ahead of her twin sister, Janis, joining older sister, Jean, in the family. In school, Janet and Janis sat next to each other every day and dressed in identical outfits. Janet’s mother, Irma, contracted tuberculosis when Janet was young. In 1937, in an effort to improve her mother’s health, the family moved to the hot and dry climate of Phoenix, Arizona. There, Janet attended Osborn School and graduated in the North High class of 1944. Following high school, she waitressed to put herself through college at Michigan State. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1950. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and a proud, life-long Michigan State Spartans fan. Continue reading “Janet Nott Edwards – Obituary”
Savvy shoppers in Orange County will see a new bargain store emerge just in time for the holiday season, thanks to Mark Miller, a 20-year resident of La Cañada Flintridge and the former president of Pic ‘N’ Save. Miller is opening the next generation of bargain and close-out retail, Pic ‘N’ Save Bargains, on Friday, Nov. 13, in Anaheim Town Square. After working at Pic ‘N’ Save for 15 years and then parting ways, Miller is applying his vast knowledge of the Los Angeles market and years of discount retail expertise to create a store that combines elements of a Costco, a Trader Joe’s and a Dollar General — an idea he’s had for a very long time. After three years of planning, Pic ‘N’ Save Bargains has finally come to fruition. During his years at the discount chain, Miller “fell in love with the business and has loved it ever since.
Sally Samuelson lived a long and wonderful life. Born in Salem, Oregon on June 1, 1926, only child of James Morton Reid and Sarah E. Reynolds, she made California her home at a young age. Moving to Long Beach as a child, she experienced the earthquake of 1933, and went onto to live in Los Angeles County for all the years thereafter. Sally lived in the hills of La Canada-Flintridge for more than 55 years with her husband, Jack Samuelson, before moving to Royal Oaks Manor, a senior community in Duarte. She was an active community and church member. She joined the La Canada Presbyterian Church in 1952 where she served as an elder, was responsible for family church dinners and knit hats and scarves for Operation Christmas Child. Continue reading “Obituary | Sally Reid Samuelson June 1, 1926 – July 14, 2020”
In the midst of change, La Cañada Presbyterian Church is celebrating online the unchanging good news of Easter and Christ’s resurrection in its sermon series, “#SignsOfHope.”
“There is no greater sign of hope than God’s raising of Jesus from the dead,” said LCPC Senior Pastor Jeff Hoffmeyer. “Now more than ever, we trust that God is making all things new and that God is at work in our weary and hurting world. We are looking for signs of hope in our community and invite you to join us.”
Online services are Sundays at 9 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary). All are invited to participate. Continue reading “La Cañada Presbyterian Has Taken Worship Online”
La Cañada Presbyterian Church will be hosting a blood drive in Fellowship Hall on May 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, CA 91011.
“Due to the coronavirus, blood donations are down by 300,000,” according to an event spokesperson. “The Red Cross had a huge outpouring from the public for drives for the month of April; however, months of May, June and July are wide open. Since blood only has a shelf life of 42 days, the Red Cross is looking for blood donation sites during these months.”
Appointments may be made online at redcrossblood.org (use sponsor code: lacanadapreschurch). For those familiar with RapidPass, you may use it to read the necessary information and answer the questions 24 hours prior to coming to donate. Go to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.
Event organizers request individuals to arrive at the church 15 minutes prior to the scheduled donation time to line up. Social distancing protocol will be followed. Individuals must have a photo ID with them at the event to give blood.
For questions, email Gerard Marzilli at email@example.com or call LCPC Blood Drive volunteer Sheri Morton at (818) 790-7612.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program has kicked off its 41st year, continuing a legacy of quality education for parents whose children range from newborns to 18-year-olds. Parent Ed offers 16 weekly classes from September to May, along with the evening Parent Express program that offers monthlong classes for parents who cannot attend during the day. Continue reading “LCPC Parent Education Starts 41st Year With Welcome Tea”
A Pasadena organization was the recipient of a gift from the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program. LCPC’s volunteer board donated 10% of its anniversary fundraising proceeds, $4,619 in total, to Door of Hope, a local nonprofit organization serving homeless families.
Parent Education board chair Maggie Mason represented the board during a tour of Door of Hope. “Our Parent Ed board is excited and humbled to be able to support such a wonderful organization that is serving our homeless brothers and sisters,” she said. Continue reading “LCPC Parent Ed Donates to Local Nonprofit”
La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program recently had its annual Year-End Celebration at Ashley Barrett’s home, wrapping up its 40th anniversary year. In addition to showing gratitude to the program’s 44 team members, the event honored the Young and Erskine families for the memorials they donated to Parent Ed over the past year. Continue reading “Parent Ed Honors Erskine, Young Families at Year-End Celebration”
To most average high schoolers, prom is the culmination of the school year, a time to make memories and cherish crushes.
But for anyone living with an intellectual or developmental disability, that time-honored tradition might never come, with the logistics of such celebrations growing more complicated by the year.
That’s why, for some 11 years, Greater Pasadena Young Life Capernaum has held a glittering prom called “Evening of Dreams” for young people with such disabilities, giving them the same opportunity to gather with peers and bask memorably in a true prom experience in a safe and loving environment. Continue reading “Young Folks Strut Their Stuff at Sparkling Prom”