The La Cañada Thursday Club honored the group’s past presidents at its recent monthly tea while enjoying tea sandwiches and cookies made by members. The past presidents in attendance include (front row, from left) Mary Hennessy (2008-09), Dotty Greenwalt (1998-2001) Sue Tutt (2001–02) and Jeanie Kay (2014-16). Back: Gale Caswell (2012-14), Judy Cooper (2010-12), Jewel Matsuura (1995-97) and Peggy Hotaling (2006-08). The La Cañada Thursday Club is a social, cultural and philanthropic organization founded in 1912 to reach out to the community to assist charitable nonprofit groups, and to further youth in their education. For more information, visit lacanadathursdayclub.org.
The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education’s next night series will be Parent Express for Parents of Tweens — Surviving Middle School. The class will provide a monthlong opportunity for parents who cannot attend the daytime classes.
“As a mother of three teenagers, Paige Dunbar leads her classes with tried-and-true experiences,” said longtime Parent Education participant Jill Weinlein. “Her parenting techniques provide insight and tools for parents to use along their journey of nurturing their tweens and teens. Paige sprinkles personal and humorous moments into each class, validating that you are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising children.”
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La Canada-Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild members recently met to discuss two upcoming fundraisers: a night out for dinner at Mijares Restaurant on Tuesday, March 20, and the annual Book and Author Luncheon in October. Continue reading “Orthopaedic Guild Plans Fundraisers”
A pair of local Girl Scouts recently dedicated their Gold Award projects to refurbishing key spaces at Door of Hope, a nonprofit organization in Pasadena that takes in homeless families and gives them a temporary place to stay and helps them get back on their feet to find employment and permanent housing.
With help from Megan Katerjian, Door of Hope’s executive director, and Maggie Niewoehner, the manager of donor relations, La Cañada Flintridge residents Allison Budde and Alexandra Ehrhart identified their projects and then got to work.
Budde refurbished an upstairs area that serves as an office and meeting space for staff and potential donors.
“The room was very dark, cluttered and overall just a depressing room to be in,” Budde said. “It only has one window, so it doesn’t have a lot of natural light.”
She’s developed an affinity for decorating rooms, she said, because of her participation as a part of the Junior Room Crew for the LCF-based organization Once Upon a Room, which goes to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to decorate the rooms of sick kids with things they like to lift their spirits.
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Assistance League of Flintridge, a chapter of National Assistance League, invites La Cañada High School graduating seniors, who reside in La Cañada Flintridge, to apply for one of two $1,000 scholarships to help meet the costs of attending a four-year college or university in the fall. Continue reading “ALF Scholarship Applications Open”
The 25th annual Western Round-Up went off without a hitch last Saturday despite the wet weather. The La Cañada Flintridge Community Center Preschool was overwhelmed by the number of families who turned out to play on carnival games, ride the ponies, line dance with JoJo’s Dance Divas and Dudes, and enjoy lunch from the Los Gringos Locos World Famous Taco Cart. Continue reading “Community Center Preschool Calls Round-Up a Success”
Educational leaders joined church leaders for another luncheon recently at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, where attendees sought to refine action items intended to create positive change in the community. Continue reading “Church, School Leaders Continue to Plan Positive Change”
After La Cañada High School graduate Adam Carmeli was killed in a motorcycle accident in December a week after attending his 10-year high school class reunion, his family designated the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation for donations in lieu of flowers as a way to channel the outpouring of grief into something that was meaningful to him.
Generous supporters donated more than $7,000, for which the organization and his mother, Cindy Gates, are grateful. Continue reading “Donors Contribute $7,000 to Remember LCHS Grad”
The public is invited to Dilbeck’s 23rd annual Easter in the Park. At 10 a.m. on March 31 at Memorial Park, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance, bringing along goodie bags for every child.
There also will be an egg hunt, face painting, balloon designs, a bouncy house and a bunny raffle. Continue reading “Dilbeck Hosts 23rd Annual Easter in the Park March 31”
All residents and businesses in La Cañada Flintridge served by Valley Water Co., La Cañada Irrigation District and Mesa Crest Water Co. are asked to refrain from all outdoor water use, including irrigating lawns and landscaping, for up to 10 days beginning March 18 as an imported water pipeline inspection is scheduled. Residents are also asked to reduce indoor use where possible.
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