November 14, 2013
The La Cañada Junior Woman's Club is encouraging residents to shop local for their holiday gifts. The club is hosting a “shopping crawl” on Friday, Nov. 15. Shops along Foothill Boulevard will donate 20% of their sales to the club. The fundraiser will support the Ronald McDonald House and Haven House. Participating shops include The shops are located between the 1300 to 1400 block of Foothill.
March 28, 2012
We'd all been told it could happen, that members of the very rarest of species, pedestrianus lacanadanus, could make regular appearances on Foothill Boulevard. But I was chief among the doubters. Oh, sure, we'd see one or two bipeds along the main drag every now and again, but they were usually attached to skateboards. Or, they were the church-going variety, dashing from the sidewalk in front of La Cañada Presbyterian across the street to the Plaza shopping center, where they'd left their cars for the duration of a Sunday service.
March 29, 2007
LCF Tournament of Roses Association has a new fundraising venue: Amazon.com. The computer user just signs on to Amazon.com through LCFTRA's website at http://www.lcftra.org , and LCFTRA will receive a "referral fee" for any purchases made. The process is simple. Log on to http://www.lcftra.org and you will see "In Association with Amazon.com Click to Enter." A click will automatically take you to the Amazon home page where your shopping adventure can proceed as usual.
December 8, 2005
Learn about the past of your favorite shopping area on the Montrose Walking Tour on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. John Drayman will narrate as we stroll by the historic shops along Honolulu. John is the unofficial historian for Montrose and gives a fascinating and humorous look at the evolution of the quaint little town that has become one of the jewels of the Crescenta Valley. We'll meet in front of White's Art Gallery at 2414 Honolulu Ave. and take an easy, two-block walk ending at the new restaurant area of the 2200 block (just in time for lunch)
December 28, 2011
The gift of strong sales came to La Cañada Flintridge's business community this holiday season, as several local businesses reported sales that matched or exceeded last year's. While lines testified to customers from across the Southland being drawn to Sport Chalet, other local businesses reported that they were seeing residents of La Cañada and nearby cities come in to do their shopping close to home. Peter Wannier, who co-owns Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse with his wife Lenora, said that this year's sales were an improvement on last year's.
May 22, 2008
Rotary Club Cruises Baja Eleven representatives of the Rotary Club of La Cañada Flintridge journeyed to Ensenada the weekend of April 25-28. Those taking the trip were: Robert Ippolito and Lynn Chen , John and Jo Loomis , Bill Patterson , Erwin and Robyn Petschauer, Jim and Jeanne Wallace , and Dr . Leland and Sharon Watkins . John Loomis is president of the local Rotary Club. They boarded the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ship The Monarch of the Seas in San Pedro and sailed down to Ensenada Friday night, arriving at 8 a.m. Saturday.
December 14, 2011
Q. The holidays are coming and instead of feeling cheer, I feel exhausted and overwhelmed with a sense of dread. Can you give me some insight? It's called the Holiday Blues, and you're not alone. The condition can flow from many roots, with some of the more common ones being fatigue, unrealistic expectations, financial issues, and maybe the inability to be with loved ones. Then there's shopping, parties and maybe houseguests for the holidays. With all that, many can develop symptoms like headaches, drinking and eating too much, insomnia, anxiety and guilt.
June 29, 2006
The La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild enjoyed a social event in Upland, lunching at Cafe Allegro, shopping in their antique shops, and then being entertained with the outrageously funny stage musical, Menopause, at the Grove Theater. The event was organized by event planner Dawn Rothfeld, at the suggestion of Carlotta De Francisco. Guild members who attended the event were, Carlotta De Francisco, Jean Silliman, Margot Siess, Ruth Nordquist-Wickel, Maryetta Keeler, Dawn Rothfeld, Shirley Hingst, Rose Manning, Nancy Rodney, Carolyn Stultz, Joanne Ploszaj, Caryl Pettit, Dee Draper, Sherry Schwartz and Wendy Nicoll.
September 20, 2007
I often hear people bemoan the fact that they miss their independence, or claim that they refuse to give up their independence, no matter what. It makes me wonder how we all define ?independence.? It doesn?t necessarily mean doing everything yourself. Let?s roll back the clock a few years, and look at how you have made changes in your life as time has gone by. Have you hired a gardenerto help with your yard work even though you might still enjoy going outside and puttering around in the garden?
December 16, 2004
But for As people trundle home from shopping with trees lashed to the tops of their cars and a trunk full of gifts, there are those among us who are less fortunate. I happened to meet such a woman early one morning last week while driving through a back alley short-cut. She had shoulder length white hair, wore a heavy blue parka and sat on the curb smoking. Her expression seemed to indicate she had no idea where she was or how she'd gotten there, and was mulling over her options.