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The Surveyors — George Washington and Hanchrist Carlock

The Surveyors — George Washington and Hanchrist Carlock
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From 1746 to 1750 my 6th great-grandfather was the road commissioner in Augusta County, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. This meant he served as an advisory agent to local towns when they petitioned to have crude riding trails (or no trails at all) turned into official roads for overland travel by stagecoaches, private carriages and […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 22 to 28

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 22 to 28

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 22 to 28.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Renovation of our beloved La Casita del Arroyo will begin with a kickoff celebration Saturday, Feb. 22, […]

Looking for Something to Do? 2/22-3/1

Looking for Something to Do? 2/22-3/1

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 22 to 29. All events are free, so take a look –– and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Renovation of our beloved La Casita del Arroyo will begin with a kickoff celebration Saturday, Feb. 22, at […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Three — Disaster Preparedness and Community Services

Citizens Police Academy Week Three — Disaster Preparedness and Community Services

Lisa Derderian, emergency management coordinator and public information officer for the Pasadena Fire Department, was one of the presenters at the Citizens Police Academy class last Thursday. She said she missed me so much in my capacity as the Pasadena PIO that she wanted to present me with my very own fire helmet. Of course, this […]

Free Events in Northwest Arkansas Feb. 15 to 28

Free Events in Northwest Arkansas Feb. 15 to 28

This is for my sister Charlou, who said in a comment to my Facebook post about upcoming free events in Pasadena, “Can you do one for Northwest Arkansas?” She and her husband live in Bella Vista. So here you go, Sis…I’m only doing this because you’re older than I am and I know you might […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 15 to 22

Looking for Something to Do?  Free Events Feb. 15 to 22

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 15 to 22. All events are free, so take a look –– and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Mulch season has begun! Garden-fresh mulch is available to Pasadena residents while supplies last at the southeast corner […]

Our Future Entrepreneurs

Our Future Entrepreneurs

One of the many interesting things I’ve been doing in retirement is mentoring high school seniors involved in the L.A. Futures Academy. On Thursday I went to TBWA\Chiat\Day with two of the Light Bringer Project staff –– Paddy Hurley and Kelly Phillips –– to speak to students from Dorsey High School’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship  who have been creating a video […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 8 to 15

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 8 to 15

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 8 to 15.  All events are free, so take a look –– and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Teens are invited to a creative writing workshop Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the […]

Citizens Police Academy — Orientation

Citizens Police Academy — Orientation

Thursday, Jan. 30, was the first night — orientation — of the 12-week Citizen Police Academy Class #40 in the Assembly Room at the Pasadena Police Department. Police Chief Phillip Sanchez greeted everyone and set the tone for the course. CPA is a program that allows citizens who live, work or own property in Pasadena to […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 1 to 8

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 1 to 8

Here are my top picks of events scheduled from Feb. 1 to 8. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in this town! Draft policies for the City of Pasadena General Plan update will be reviewed at a community meeting Saturday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. in […]