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Farmers Market Opens in Old Pasadena

Farmers Market Opens in Old Pasadena

Organic fruit and locally grown vegetables. Orchids in a pot and cut flowers and bouquets. Artisanal jams and chutneys. Fresh baked goods and homemade tamales. Gourmet olive oils and spreads. All of this and more will be found at Old Pasadena’s first Farmers Market at Holly Street and Fair Oaks Avenue. Another Farmers Market? Well, […]

Clean Out Your Art Supplies for Room 13

Clean Out Your Art Supplies for Room 13

Hopefully, you read our post a couple of weeks ago about art supplies needed for the new Room 13 for students at San Rafael Elementary School. Saturday, August 3rd is the last and Grand Receiving Day for donations and will also entail continuing clean-up. Clean out those closets, boxes, shelves, and bins. Help nurture the […]

Real Food Devotee

Real Food Devotee

Who learns how to make yogurt from a grandma on a farm who lives out in the sticks of Poland on a property with chickens and rabbits, and the tiniest cow ever seen, then somehow sneaks it—er, replicates it—once she gets home? Highland Park’s Monica Ford. Her two-year enterprise, Real Food Devotee, offers nutrient dense foods and […]

SMArt Walk

SMArt Walk

Sierra Madre is not one to be left behind. After Pasadena’s ArtNight and South Pasadena’s Art Crawl, this little nook nestled up in the hillside above the 210 will hold its own celebration of everything art with the Sierra Madre Art Walk or SMArt Walk. Formally launched by local businesses, artists, and musicians, S.M.’s art […]

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst in an ebook written by participants in the Spring 2013 Courage to Write Writing Workshop led by author/instructor Esther Bradley-DeTally and held at La Pintoresca Branch Library. How about a taste of a Faukner-length sentence in “Toasting Relations” by Bradley-DeTally: The toast, more than slightly burned and twisted, rose with her […]

Blooms That Last Forever

Blooms That Last Forever

We readily admit that this subject does not embody the exact definition of “garden” in Home & Garden because the blooms we are talking about are not of the living, photosynthesizing variety. They are more of the pulp variety. As in, made out of paper. When we came upon these particular blooms, they were so […]

From Moliere & Dickens to the Bard & Beckett

From Moliere & Dickens to the Bard & Beckett

A Noise Within has announced it’s 2013-2014 season lineup and tickets are on sale now. The season opens September 7th with Pericles, Princy of Tyre by Shakespeare followed by The Guardsman by Ferenc Molnár, Endgame by Samuel Beckett, and Tartuffe by Molière. A Christmas Carol by Dickens will ring in the holidays, while the new year […]

Cecile Richards at PPP&SGV Fall Benefit

Cecile Richards at PPP&SGV Fall Benefit

This may be a controversial post for those who don’t believe in “choice,” but our exposure to Planned Parenthood—in regard to annual check ups, health exams, and gynecological appointments—goes back decades and travels from coast to coast, so we are here to encourage those who support the work of Planned Parenthood to dig into their […]

Speaking of: Shirley Jahad

Speaking of: Shirley Jahad

It’s the voice we hear in our head. “This is Shirley Jahad for Weekend Edition.” Kind of husky, in the throat, but tinged with a lyricism. The timber denotes a cool head, a sharp and curious mind—serious discussion looms on the horizon or an adventure is about to be undertaken. Saturday, July 27th, Pasadena Public Library‘s […]

It’s Groucho & Cirque at the Pasadena Playhouse

It’s Groucho & Cirque at the Pasadena Playhouse

“Frank doesn’t just do Groucho…he is Groucho.” — Miriam Marx Allen, Groucho Marx’s daughter “Frank is the only actor aside from Groucho who delivered my lines the way they were intended to be.” — Morrie Ryskind, co-author of the Marx Brothers’ hits Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, and A Night at the Opera Frank Ferrante will perform his […]

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