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Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?

Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?
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Thinking about a remodel? Afraid of potential problems and headaches you don’t even know about, but are sure exist? Hartman Baldwin Design/Build in Pasadena is offering “The Mid-Construction Showcase,” a free event on February 21st, where guests may see a remodel during construction. Discover goals and challenges, and learn about energy-efficient options. Speak with our […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Working off a lunisolar calendar, where dates indicate the moon phase and the time of the solar year, the Chinese New Year, which is also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, will be celebrated this year on Thursday, February 19th (it’s the year of the goat). The day is traditionally marked with fireworks, […]

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

SomeTimes Your orange red glow singes me as you lean away. SomeTimes You flicker   burn bright   go dark. You tease and drown me in your rain. I turn cold. SomeTimes I don’t know you, don’t love you, don’t know what to do for you   for me   for us.     Poet Gerda Govine Ituarte will […]

Surrender

Surrender

As I grow older, the mattress grows heavier, yet still how I loathe a bed whose sheets no longer feel crisp, whose scent is no longer of lavender or thyme but of too many nights passed pondering why, what next, when, how. In three clean sweeps the bed is stripped, blankets in the corner, linens […]

Fireworks

Fireworks

Usually this space is reserved for a cooking class, food festival, or to help spread the word about local cafes, restaurants, or bakeries. But this week we are doing the unthinkable—plugging a chain establishment. We succumb to this because a dear friend bestowed a Valentine’s Day gift upon us, which melted in our mouth and […]

Singing for Centuries

Singing for Centuries

It was founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498 and Franz Schubert began his musical life with the Wiener Sängerknaben—or, as may be more familiar, the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Today, this choir of altos and trebles is divided into four touring choirs and each sub-group is “named after famous Austrian composers associated with the choir’s […]

Jägerschnitzel

Jägerschnitzel

Our heartfelt thanks to Hans Röckenwagner for sharing another recipe with Hometown Pasadena readers. This recipe for jägerschnitzel comes, once again, from the recently released Das Cookbook. ~~~ Jägerschnitzel, or “hunter’s schnitzel,” has always been one of my favorites. I wrap my version of this classic dish in proscuitto-like Black Forest ham to give it […]

PIFF’s Gatsby Gala

PIFF’s Gatsby Gala

D: Gwen writes, drops that hat and acts, then drops that hat and edits—she’s a triple threat. G: Minus the singing and dancing. D: We’re working on that. “D” and “G” are Douglas Elford-Argent and Gwendolyn Garver who were enjoying the success hot hors d’oeuvres offered to them by white-gloved waiters at the Pasadena International […]

Groove

Groove

It’s on the boulevard, Eagle Rock Boulevard, which has corners of interest, spots of attraction, but is no Old Pasadena or South Lake Avenue, which can name drop and present a thriving front. But Eagle Rock seems to breathe easier, be casual and intriguing without trying. It’s a place to find hidden treasures and favorite […]

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

Valentine’s pronounce one’s heartfelt emotional love. They are purposefully sentimental and are often cute, sappy, silly, and adorable. But, as we know, we don’t love with the “hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation” and our hearts are not heart-shaped. Kidspace presents Have a Heart Weekend, “celebrating […]

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