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Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

“Want to see my garden?” she said. “I’ll meet you on the roof.” I would love to utter those sentences! If I did, it would mean I was referring to one of the two rooftop gardens that were part of the original allure of Manor Del Mar. Exactingly renovated, Manor Del Mar will reveal her new face […]

Eaton Canyon – Nature Calls

Eaton Canyon – Nature Calls

When we get walloped with our inevitable end-of-the-season heat wave, it’s time to consider taking the kids to cool off at Eaton Canyon Falls. A moderately paced, 3.5-mile hike on the fourth Sunday of each month (9 a.m. to noon) lets overworked parents unwind while youngsters boulder-hop and splash through myriad imagination-inspiring streams. Another option […]

Sunny Tales from Around the World

Sunny Tales from Around the World

Sunny Stevenson, volunteer docent and treasured storyteller (now in her eighth decade), will be engaging listeners with tales about world heroes and distinguished patriots on Wednesday, September 14th as part of the Pasadena Museum of History’s storytelling series. The following month will find her waxing lyrically on the wonders of 20th-century transportation and travel. The […]

Help a Child Go Back to School

Help a Child Go Back to School

September has arrived and many children—my 13-year-old included—are eager to forgo another day at the beach or hanging out with mom (boring!) and head back to their friends and the classroom. But for many children, the prospect of returning to school is daunting if their families cannot afford the required supplies. Jeffrey Lassanske and other […]

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