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Artisan Faire

Artisan Faire
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Ellen Snortland, a resident of Altadena, earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School, a B.A. in theater and film from USC, and a degree in Norwegian baking. She recalls, “My mother was a very peaceful person. The only time I heard her swear was when she made “Kransekake” or Crown cake. Years later, I understood […]

Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

Thirty narratives tell the story. In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War is a Los Angeles Times bestselling book written and edited primarily by graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002. The emphasis is personal stories of military veterans since the events of September 11th. […]

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

For 65 years, Ten Thousand Villages has purchased works from artisans from around the world, providing cash advances, prompt payments, and emphasizing long-term relationships in order for them to have a stable income. Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena will reveal their winter and holiday fair trade product line at a public reception—and at their newly renovated store—on […]

Organist Daryl Robinson, SoCal Debut

Organist Daryl Robinson, SoCal Debut

Praised for his “innovative programming, impeccable technique, imaginative organ registrations, and unique depth of interpretative skill,” Daryl Robinson won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). “We’ve always known that Daryl was a special talent,” said Betsy Cook Weber, director […]

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

The Arroyo Timebank’s Neighborhood Fruit Picking Project is here to help harvest your fruit. For anyone who would like to donate their extra backyard or garden fruit or produce to local food banks, Arroyo Timebank members will come by and harvest away. All fruits and produce will be distributed whole, made into juice, or included […]

St. Philip Fall Fest

St. Philip Fall Fest

Ya like Silly String? Maybe it’s more a memory than anything else; we were surprised to find they still manufacture it. Side note: Silly String was patented by Leonard A. Fish and Robert P. Cox in 1972 as a “foamable resinous composition.” It was originally named “Squibbly” while they were developing an aerosol spray cast […]

Macy’s Fashion Show for Charity

Macy’s Fashion Show for Charity

Macy’s is strutting its stuff. Macy’s variety of clothing brands for men and women will be on the runway, Sunday, October 14th to benefit Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), which is “an independent organization dedicated to improving health and prolonging life by enhancing knowledge of life processes and diseases through world-class medical research.” Besides the […]

Day of the Dead at Cactus Gallery

Day of the Dead at Cactus Gallery

It’s a ritual that goes back 3,000 years. It’s Dia de los Muertos, a national holiday in Mexico (and many other countries around the world) to pray for and remember friends and family who have died. This celebration involves the building of private altars that honor the deceased. They are usually intricately decorated and include […]

Latino Heritage Parade

Latino Heritage Parade

It all leads to jamaica. Not Jamaica the lovely islands in the Antilles, but jamaica with a little “j,” pronounce ha-my-ca, which is a traditional community fair. This year’s 14th Annual Latino Heritage Parade on Saturday, October 6th, will begin at Howard Street and Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena and have its jamaica at La […]

Sandra Tsing Loh & Jonathan Gold at LitFest’s WitFest

Sandra Tsing Loh & Jonathan Gold at LitFest’s WitFest

LitFest Pasadena had its inaugural event—the community’s first book festival—this past May and is now gearing up for what co-founder Larry Wilson, public editor of the Pasadena Star-News, calls, “LitFest 2.0.” On Thursday, October 25th, the LitFest team is unveiling a new concept and fundraising event. Introducing, WitFest: A Quiz-Style-Show Battle of the Gliterary Minds. The […]

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