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By Carol Cormaci | February 25, 2010
When she was in grade school, my mother impressed one of her elementary school teachers by writing a poem in which she used the word “soughing.” How do I know this? The resulting praise she received was so pleasing a memory that she shared it with me more than once during her lifetime. Had she not, I’m not sure I would today know what “sough” means. To my best recollection, it has never come up in a conversation with any of my friends. In case you have not have encountered it before, the word describes the sound the wind makes when it rustles through trees or gently tosses the ocean.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 22, 2007
The La Cañada High School 7/8 annual Turkey Bowl took place on Friday with teams School One and School Two represented by supportive crowds and many cheerleaders. Victorious on the football field were seventh grade?s School 1 and eighth grade?s School 4. Since 1971, seventh and eighth grade students have faced each other in a touch football game where only one team in each grade can walk away with the bragging rights of being the winning turkey. There are four teams, seventh grade School One and School Two and eighth grade School Three and School Four.
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October 5, 2006
Renaissance Academy students are back to school this fall with an exciting curriculum. While paying plenty of attention to the well-rounded aspects a private school can offer, including art, music, costume design, dance, fencing, drama and sports, Renaissance students are checked to ensure they understand all of the basic words of the subject they are studying ? such as mathematics. Understanding the fundamental words of a subject and really defining the purpose or reason for studying that subject is the key, according to Renaissance Executive Director Ann Hazen.
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March 9, 2006
The American Math Contest 12 was held at La Cañada High and 40 out of the 300 who took the test qualified to go onto the next round. The American Invitation Mathematics Examination (AIME) was held at LCHS on Tuesday morning. Results were not available at press time. La Cañada has never had a student qualify for the next round of competition, the USA Mathematical Olympiad. The 40 students who qualified for the AIME are Allison Beesley, Chris Bruegge, Kyle Chen, Valerie Chen, Ara Darakjian, Chris Del Guerico, David Hopkins, Anand Kesavaraju and Vicken Khatchadourian.
SPORTS
August 25, 2005
Kathy Monteleone Franklin, daughter of Donald and Betty Monteleone of La Cañada Flintridge, has recently been inducted into the University of Hartford Hall of Fame in Connecticut. Franklin, led the Division 1 university's women's volleyball program as head coach from 1986 to 1998. Under her helm, the team registered the most victories in a season at Hartford with 27 in 1993 and 25 in 1990. Franklin also led Hartford to its' first national post season appearance in 1993 with a trip to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
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April 9, 2009
Bud Dandurand, born on June 2, 1934 in Los Angeles, left this world peacefully on March 5, 2009, surrounded by his family, including his wife of 52 years, Joyce, who works for Dilbeck Realtors. He leaves his five children, Lynn (Marty) Prescott of Granada Hills, Rosanne (Mike) Shannon of Huntington Beach, John (Margie) Dandurand of Moorpark, Gina (Jaime) Brockamp of Canyon Country and Lisa Herron of San Diego. He also leaves his grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer Shannon; Tyler and Maddi Dandurand; Stacey, Corey and Jerry Brockamp; and Samantha and Matthew Herron.
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May 21, 2009
Doris Jean Fekety passed away on May 19, 2009, after recently celebrating her 79th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary. She was a resident of La Cañada Flintridge for 34 years and a member of St. Bede the Venerable Parish. Doris was born in Bayonne, N.J. on April 26, 1930 to John and Marian Richvalsky. Upon graduation from Bayonne High School in 1947, she worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. In 1952 she married Emery Fekety, her high school sweetheart.
FEATURES
December 27, 2007
T he La Cañada Thursday Club has a proud 56-year tradition of sponsoring young women from our community in the “Bal Blanc de Noel” presentation of Les Fleurettes Debutantes. This year, the Thursday Club will present 12 young women to society on Saturday evening at a black-tie gala to be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Bal Blanc de Noel is the culminating event which celebrates their completion of a 16-month program of social and community service, as well as cultural education, personal development training and etiquette instruction.
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By Carol Cormaci | February 25, 2010
When she was in grade school, my mother impressed one of her elementary school teachers by writing a poem in which she used the word “soughing.” How do I know this? The resulting praise she received was so pleasing a memory that she shared it with me more than once during her lifetime. Had she not, I’m not sure I would today know what “sough” means. To my best recollection, it has never come up in a conversation with any of my friends. In case you have not have encountered it before, the word describes the sound the wind makes when it rustles through trees or gently tosses the ocean.
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