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Grandmother’s Insomnia

Grandmother’s Insomnia
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Grandmother’s Insomnia by Thelma T. Reyna   She awaits daylight on the skinny edge of her daughter’s cot, rolled away in mornings, at night a rusty sentry in the spidered corner of the hall. Like a wax figure melting, she sinks to her knees, now permanently ahead from prayer, her paper lips whispering the Credo, […]

Beer, Bands & BBQ to Benefit Snip Clinic

Beer, Bands & BBQ to Benefit Snip Clinic

The Bea’s Knees and Old Town Shaving Company at The Shoppes at Stats are hosting a wet shaving extravaganza with demos and vendors, as well as a beer fest and barbecue with a days worth of live bands performing. All to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society’s Snip Clinic and program to stop pet over-population. Saturday, […]

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

As we reported over a year ago, Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. At the end of 2013, he finally took his passion and raised the ante by opening the Old Town Shaving Company at the corner of Green Street and Raymond Avenue, right next door to the family business, […]

Amazing Animals, Mad Scientists & Inventors Camps

Amazing Animals, Mad Scientists & Inventors Camps

Kidspace offers summer camps ranging from investigating water, making rockets, and excavating to planting, inventing a way through problems and challenges, and go on safari.   Here’s a listing of Kidspace’s summer camps & dates:   Amazing Animals Camp June 8 to 12 Discover the amazing world of the animal kingdom, and explore how animals make […]

Bellissimo!

Bellissimo!

For many of us, the arrival of spring is welcome not just for the poppies and tulips, but because of the upcoming home and garden tours. On May 3rd, the Altadena Guild presents Bellissimo! where guests may “explore the magnificent homes and gardens residing within the original Sphinx Ranch of northeastern Altadena…nestled around the Midlothian […]

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder

Once upon a time, three young women—Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley—worked together for an international arts organization. Their job? Creating art-centered events in major cities around the country. Now they’ve banded together, returned home to their native backyards (Pasadena, Phoenix, and Denver respectively), and founded the Jackalope Art and Craft Fair. The Pasadena […]

5,000 SF of Delight: PMRRC’s Open House

5,000 SF of Delight: PMRRC’s Open House

We remember coming down the steep stairs of our grandparents’ 1820 home and seeing a length of model railroad cars, a caboose, and an engine on a horizontal shelf, then walking into the enclosed sun room with an extended oval track set lovingly on the mantle above the fireplace than ran the whole width of […]

Ulla’s Spring & the Ancestors

Ulla’s Spring & the Ancestors

We admit, we’ve got it bad for Ulla. Let us clarify, Ulla’s Art. Ulla Anobile herself is quite wonderful with a dry wit, which is perhaps thanks to her Finnish origins and for which we then thank her Finnish ancestors. And speaking of ancestors, besides sharing her images of the arrival of spring, Ulla is […]

The Knitterati

The Knitterati

It’s called a one-of-a-kind, experiential knitting event. Vogue Knitting Live. Knitting aficionados, enthusiasts, and all-out fantatics may enjoy four whole days, April 16th-19th, at the Pasadena Convention Center. On the schedule: master-level hand-knitting workshops on fit and shaping, pattern writing, lace, and socks. A marketplace is available with new yarn and accessories from around the […]

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales”

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales”

It’s touted as “the Tiffany of all garage sales,” and as it’s celebrating a 60th anniversary… Nearly 60 years ago, the women of the Pasadena Art Alliance burrowed their way into any attic they could to “skim the cream of the crop” for the first “Treasure Sale.” From 1955 until about 1974, proceeds benefited the […]

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