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In the Wheelhouse

In the Wheelhouse

We seem to be on a “ceramics” kick at the moment. We stopped by Flintridge Bookstore during Small Business Saturday to see Beverly Crist’s plates, bowls, and vases and started a savings jar for a future purchase. We snagged a stunning vase and bowl for Christmas presents at Xiem Clay Center’s fall show a few […]

Giving Tuesday, and More

Giving Tuesday, and More

Art as therapy. It’s not a new idea, but it continues to be a worthy idea as an emotional outlet, and for mental health and creative expression. Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services offers therapeutic services at many area schools, right on campus. This year, students involved with these services at Pasadena’s Webster and Longfellow Elementary […]

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Holly Street in Old Pasadena will receive 20 tons of snow for “Home for the Holidays,” to be held on November 28th, and just around the corner at One Colorado, a “Holiday Kick Off” party will include cookies, cocoa, and Santa photo bombing. Holly Street will have snow, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and holiday card […]

Bookmark Contest

Bookmark Contest

How cool would it be if your little one’s drawing was found in books all over San Gabriel Valley? Vroman’s Bookstore is holding its annual bookmark contest and the winning 2 selections will be printed on bookmarks that will be in circulation for an entire year. The contest is open to children in Kindergarten through […]

Jazz Zone Holiday Concert & Sing-along

Jazz Zone Holiday Concert & Sing-along

They’ve jammed at Perry’s Joint, at the Leimert Park Art Walk, and participated in a fundraiser for the Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. The Jazz Zone will bring their style and their holiday spirit to a concert and sing-along at the Altadena Library on December 5th. Jazz is considered by many “to […]

Meredith M.

Meredith M.

Meet Meredith Miller. From Co-Owner of Webster’s Community Pharmacy (an Altadena staple since 1926) to owner of the new shop next door, Meredith M. Meredith and Michael Miller, former owners of the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in South Pasadena, are Altadena enthusiasts and “dedicated to revitalizing and restoring this Altadena gem to its […]

Quatuor Ebène

Quatuor Ebène

Four Frenchmen. Pierre Colombet, violin. Gabriel Le Magadure, violin. Mathieu Herzog, viola. Raphaël Merlin, violoncello. They are a string quartet. Quatuor Ebène. They’ve been described as charismatic, their playing as spellbinding. Alan Kozinn of the New York Times writes that Quatuor Ebène is “a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band.” Since […]

Brown Is the New Green

Brown Is the New Green

(Official text) “Brown is the New Green”is the new catch phrase in California and especially in Central Valley where Monrovia’s Visalia growing grounds are located. Join Nicholas Staddon as he presents some of the new and not so new Mediterranean plants that are well suited for California gardens…and knowing Nicholas, he will stray from the […]

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Ever have that grandchild, nephew, niece or even your own son or daughter who’s just a wee bit picky or particular or particularly focused? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., otherwise known as Dr. Toy, is hoping to help solve your dilemma. Dr. Auerbach has “dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play, and evaluating, toys, games, and […]

Benefit Shopping

Benefit Shopping

Buying gifts for the holidays can be a tortuous event if we are already overworked, out of time, and exhausted. But as the holidays approach with Thanksgiving in our midst, quickly followed by Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we try to make sure we check our pace. So one day, we’ll park the […]

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