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Vivian Stancil, a Riverside resident, was honored Sunday evening with the Personal Best Award at the Pasadena Senior Center by the National Senior Games Association.with Pasadena’s own swimming legend John Naber presenting the award. The audience of about 250 was made up mostly of athletes who are competing in this year’s Pasadena Senior Games plus members […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 7 to 13

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 7 to 13

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, June 7, to Friday, June 13. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Make Music Pasadena will feature 150 concerts rotating on stages throughout Old Pasadena, the Civic Center area (including the patio at […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 31 to June 6

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 31 to June 6

Here are my top picks for free events scheduled Saturday, May 31, to Friday, June 6. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Kimberly Senella, tournament director at Brookside Golf Course, says Pasadena residents will be welcome as spectators at the LAPD Memorial […]

In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors – Updated from Memorial Day 2013

In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors – Updated from Memorial Day 2013

Whatever your plans are today, Memorial Day, please remember to honor the sacrifices of America’s fallen military heroes.  The photo above is of my fourth great-grandfather, Major John Bennett Dickson (1793-1876), who served in the War of 1812 under General Andrew Jackson, first in the 1814 Creek War and then at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815, the final battle of the […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 24 to 30

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 24 to 30

Here are my top picks for free events scheduled from Saturday, May 24, to Friday, May 30. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Individuals and families are invited to put on your helmets and ride your bikes over to Hastings Branch Library […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 17 to 23

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 17 to 23

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, May 17, to Friday, May 23. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! For Bike Week Pasadena‘s final event, experience downtown Pasadena in a whole new way as you walk, ride your bike, skate […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 10 to 16

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 10 to 16

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, May 10, to Friday, May 16. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Fire Service Day is Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Pasadena fire stations will conduct open houses, […]

Happy World Labyrinth Day

Happy World Labyrinth Day

Today is World Labyrinth Day. The labyrinth above is at Arlington Garden in Pasadena.  A labyrinth is a path that leads, via a circuitous route, to the center of an intricate design and back out again. The route is unicursal; that is, it has only a single path. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, May 2, to Thursday, May 8. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! The You don’t have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see the Academy Award-winning film “12 Years […]

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

Citizens Police Academy Weeks 11 and 12 — Heliport, Ridealong and Role Playing

I got so busy that I fell behind on blog posts about Citizens Police Academy so I decided to post a brief recap of the last two classes. On April 10 (Week 11) we met at the Pasadena Police Department heliport, located midway between JPL and the Rose Bowl Stadium. We learned all about the Air Operations Section. The […]