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March 9, 2011
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association’s first Happy Hour of the year was hosted by Lanterman House Museum. More than 40 intrepid floaters sipped beverages and glanced at Lanterman’s display of items evoking memories of the past 33 years, including the artist’s rendering of the first float, “Horse Play.” Among the partygoers were Sherrill Carbonetti, Dave Moffett, Jean and Don Spomer, Richard Grippi, Nancy Thurston, Adene and Jim Misamore, Art Johnson, Sue Beatty, Adele and Will Hillyer, Harriett and Chuck Hughes, Mary and Daryal Gant, Diane and John Landrum, Carol and Bill Imbriale, Sharlyn French, Lynne and Joe Thompson, Bobbie and Clyde Hemphill, Pam Wiederbeck, Larry and Eremita Miranda Andreason, Fernando Rabelo, Denise Leiler, Becky and Chuck Gelhaar, Peggy Hotaling, Rose and Don Manning, Pat Foltyn, Chris Mott, Dave MacPherson, Brenda Gant and Jeff Hughes.
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By Jane Napier Neely | June 29, 2010
One couldn't have asked for a more beautiful night for a party. It was a starry night and a nearly full moon was reflected in the backyard swimming pool as guests gathered on the patio of the mountain top home of Becky and Chuck Gelhaar for the recent La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. Happy Hour event. More than 80 people noshed on the huge spread of hors d'ouvres brought by guests and sipped beverages poured by bartenders for the evening Bob Wallace and Tony Riewe . Besides exchanging news about who was going where for their summer vacation the main topic was how the progress of our city's float, "3-2-1 DIG!"
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 5, 2013
Come on, enough already! This humid weather makes me feel like I'm in the middle of a Mississippi summer - and that isn't my cup of tea, even if you put sugar in it. I'm already autumn dreaming and yearning for cool, crisp weather. Guess I'll just have to keep on fantasizing, because Fritz says that we are in for more of the hot-and-humid. It was during one of those hot and humid nights when supporters of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. gathered for the all-volunteer group's annual August Hamburger Night Happy Hour.
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March 23, 2006
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association will conduct its monthly Happy Hour at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) at 1005 White Deer Drive. Attendees don't have to be members of the association. The Happy Hour is an opportunity to find out more about what it takes to build a float and join the membership ranks. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring a substantial hors d'oeuvre and a friend. There will be a no-host bar. This event is one of several ongoing fund-raisers where proceeds go toward building and decorating the association's 2007 Rose Parade Float.
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February 8, 2007
The LCF Tournament of Roses Association will hold its first 2007 Happy Hour at the home of Elysa and Steve Del Guercio, 4301 Commonwealth Ave., on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. These monthly get-togethers at members' homes are informal and free, and anyone over 18 is invited. No reservation or Association membership is needed. Just bring an hors d'oeuvre to share, buy your favorite beverage at a very nominal cost, and schmooze with your friends, old and new. For new people, it's a chance to meet some of your neighbors who work on the float, some who provide other support, and some who come just for the fun.
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May 10, 2007
More than 70 'floaters' enjoyed the LCF Tournament of Roses Association's recent Happy Hour in the spacious and lovely patio/backyard of Sherrill and Jim Carbonetti . Delicious appetizers, favorite beverages, and camaraderie with friends continue to draw people to these popular gatherings. In addition to Sherrill & Jim, the festive crowd included Corkie & Dave MacPherson , Mary & Daryal Gant , Denise & Ean Loveless , Doris Horwith , Lois & Ken Kirkpatrick , Sharlyn French , Larry Andreason , Pat Foltyn , Ann & Bob Neilson , Joel Peterson , Ty Ritter , Barbara Dennerline , Mike Leininger , Bobbie & Clyde Hemphill , Nancy Wyman , Fran & Bill Evans , Gloria & Terry Beyer , Gordon Girvan , Mahar Brown , Ed Selvig , Barbara & John Burrows , Catherine & Pete Palermo , and Phyllis & Mike Trueblood . Also enjoying the ambience were Dorothy & Bob Lyans , Margie & Tony Riewe , Jim Geoghegan , Chad Engstrom , Evie & Dick Barley , Betty Holst , Cathy Haycox , Bev & Bob Wallace , Joey & Dave Mitchell , Gloria Winkley , Trisch & Ron Diaz , Liz , Caroline & Bob Craven , Lynne & Joe Thompson , Adene Sweet &...
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September 14, 2006
LCF Tournament of Roses Association's last "in home" Happy Hour this year will be hosted by Lynne and Joe Thompson at their home at 615 Houseman, La Cañada from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 22. Everyone is invited to bring an appetizer to share, buy your favorite beverage at a very nominal cost, and enjoy a casual, fun evening. Attendees should be 18 or older. These get-togethers not only provide needed financial support for the float that will glide down Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard Jan. 1 during the Rose Parade, but also are a means to show support for the construction crew and all the other volunteers who are working so hard to turn a float design into a whimsical, beautifully decorated, animated reality.
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August 10, 2007
The July La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. Happy Hour was hosted by Laura and Bill Olhasso. Some 65 floaters enjoyed the event. The August get-together will be the annual ?Hamburger Night? at the home of Sarah and Mayfield Marshall, 4918 Vineta Avenue, in La Cañada. Festivities start at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, and anyone over 18 is welcome. Some of the July partygoers were Lynne & Joe Thompson, Evie & Dick Barley, Jeanne & Charles Broberg, Trisch & Ron Diaz, Joey & Dave Mitchell, Diane & John Landrum, Gloria Winkley, Patti & Ross Newton, Bev & Bob Wallace, Lois & Ken Kirkpatrick, Lee Young, Lou de Vita, Bev & Doug Albright, Nancy & Dick Grippi, Lance Eaton, Margie & Tony Riewe, Joyce & Bob Covey, Nancy Thurston, Doris Horwith, Malak Peterman and Pat & Otis Hutchins.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 11, 2010
Before I get on with telling you who is doing what around town, I must make a comment about Oscar night. I would, under no circumstances, miss watching Hollywood’s big night with the red carpet arrivals, the stunning gowns, and the presentation of the golden statuettes. Sunday’s Academy Award show didn’t disappoint me. I was pleased to see that a woman finally was recognized as Best Director. Kathryn Bigelow, director of “The Hurt Locker” graciously took the honors and made Oscar history with her exceptional work on this film set in war-torn Iraq.
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November 12, 2009
Father Tony Marti to speak to GOP group on the role of religion Father Tony Marti, president of St. Francis High School in La Cañada Flintridge, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Republican Club at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at Beckham Grill at 777 W. Walnut in Pasadena. Father Tony will speak about the role of religion in the secular world of business in terms of morality and ethics. Father Tony is the former leader as Provincial Minister of the Western Region of the Franciscan Capuchin order; in a prior career served as senior vice president of First Interstate Bank.
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By Jane Napier Neely | April 9, 2014
This past weekend we had a preview of summer with high 80-degree weather. Surprise, I loved it! On Saturday night I went to see St. Francis High School's production of "Titanic - The Musical," story and book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. This was a joint theatrical effort by St. Francis students and young women from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Directing the production was Emmanuel "Manny" Eulalia , who heads up the performing arts department at St. Francis.
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By Anita S. Brenner | March 5, 2014
Winter will soon be behind us and spring will come. All over town, restaurateurs and mixologists are planning for their spring comeback. My first choice for a good meal is Café Sole, because the new owners, Salvatore and Alessandra Attanasio are lovely and the new menu is top notch. Salvatore bakes fresh bread several times a day. Sporadic specials include osso buco, Italian meatloaf and wonderful pastas. Great service. The Flintridge Proper introduced a daily Happy Hour, launched four new spring cocktails and posted most of the recipes online at www.theproper.com.
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By Jane Napier Neely and By Jane Napier Neely | March 5, 2014
That golden guy had his big night out last Sunday when Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 86th Academy Award ceremony at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. Thank goodness Friday's and Saturday's deluge had abated and didn't flood the red carpet arrivals of the stars. It was a big night with "12 Years a Slave" coming out on top as best picture. If I had been a voting member of the Academy, this film would have also gotten my vote - it is an extraordinary movie. The red carpet parade of the elegant fashions and fabulous jewels once again captured my attention.
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By Jane Napier Neely | October 9, 2013
We are just rounding the corner of the second week of October and there's scarcely a colored leaf in sight. Last Sunday I was admiring the beautiful cirrus clouds that were lightly streaking across the sky and was amazed to a see a short but straight band of rainbow colors. Wow! I had never seen such a thing before. Later in the evening I went to the computer to learn more about cirrus clouds. Cirrus is a Latin word meaning a ringlet or curling lock of hair. That is exactly what the clouds looked like and the rainbow band was like a colorful barrette clasping the wisps.
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 5, 2013
Come on, enough already! This humid weather makes me feel like I'm in the middle of a Mississippi summer - and that isn't my cup of tea, even if you put sugar in it. I'm already autumn dreaming and yearning for cool, crisp weather. Guess I'll just have to keep on fantasizing, because Fritz says that we are in for more of the hot-and-humid. It was during one of those hot and humid nights when supporters of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. gathered for the all-volunteer group's annual August Hamburger Night Happy Hour.
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By Jane Napier Neely | August 8, 2013
As the old saying goes, let's let those sleeping dogs lie. My pooch, Lola, was all set with her new short haircut for the hot weather that was supposed to come with the onset of the dog days of summer. What a surprise for the two of us, we had June gloom weather and my little dog just wanted to stay in bed and cuddle next to me to stay warm. This past week was pretty quiet, socially speaking. That happens every August, when many locals are still vacationing out of town, getting in that last little bit of summer hoorah because school will be starting up soon.
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By Jane Napier Neely | July 10, 2013
Oh my, Mother Nature is stirring the pot a wee bit too vigorously. Oppressive heat and melting humidity have been the ingredients for her bubbling summer stew. My antique air conditioner just can't keep up and I'm wilting. How about you? A couple of days ago when the weather was breaking all sorts of heat index records; there wasn't even a whisper of a breeze to cool us down. This simply isn't the California I grew up in when my mother, as the sun was just setting, would raise all the windows in our front and dining rooms and the cross breeze was so refreshing.
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By Jane Napier Neely | August 4, 2012
We are headed for August sizzle as the thermometer begins its climb upward. However, that is not the only thing sizzling - the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis” is setting the Pantages Theatre on fire. The show, set in Memphis in the segregated '50s, would ignite a blaze of enthusiasm anywhere with its nonstop music and dancing. This amazing musical runs through Aug. 12. Bryan Fenkart plays and sings the role of the white DJ Huey Calhoun, who falls in love with the black singer, Felicia, played by Felicia Boswell.
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By Jane Napier Neely | August 3, 2011
No priorities were misplaced recently when Meredith and Tom Reynolds hosted the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. July Happy Hour. In fact, nearly 80 people placed this event at the top of their social calendar. It was unseasonably balmy for a late July summer eve when guests gathered in the Reynolds' patio and backyard to sip a refreshing beverage. As always, the culinary highlight of the evening were the hors d'oeuvres that guests prepared and brought to this popular event.
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