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By Jane Napier Neely | March 21, 2013
I made a getaway to Santa Barbara to visit my twin sister and her family over the weekend. It was foggy in the mornings but beautiful and sunny in the afternoon, when the sea sparkled. I took my pooch, Lola, along with me and she had a great time in the surf and sand. The locals call this one beach we go to Hendry's Beach. Its official name is Arroyo Burro Beach. It only became known as Hendry's because of a founding Scottish family, whose farm was on the cliffs above. The Hendry family owned the land there from the 1890s to the turn of the 20th century.
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By Elaine La Marr | December 21, 2006
Following a time-honored tradition, on Saturday, Dec.30, members of the venerable La Cañada Thursday Club will proudly present nine young women as their newest Les Fleurettes Debutantes. The Bal Blanc de Noel, a black-tie event, will be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Thursday Club, established in 1912, created the Les Fleurettes program in 1951 for daughters, granddaughters and nieces of club members. While the Bal Blanc de Noel is the culmination and celebration of an 18-month program of community and social service, cultural, personal development and etiquette lessons, it is the hope of the Thursday Club that they will take lessons learned in the program and continue to contribute to society by volunteering and serving their communities in years to come.
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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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February 1, 2007
Pasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles introduced a group of young women who will be 2007 June Ball Debutantes at a tea held just before Christmas. The June Ball is one of two major fund-raising events conducted by the group each year. It will support the Guild's current combination project in developmental biology as well as a suite in the Center for Newborn and Infant Critical Care in the New Hospital Building of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Active, sustaining and associate members of the Guild attended the annual event, held at the San Marino home of Margot Milias . The formal tea honored the young women, their mothers and grandmothers.
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December 25, 2008
For more than 50 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the Bal Blanc de Noel presentation of Les Fleurettes Debutantes. or more than 50 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the Bal Blanc de Noel presentation of Les Fleurettes Debutantes. This year, the Thursday Club will present 19 young women to society on Saturday evening, Dec. 27, at a black-tie gala to be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
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December 24, 2009
For nearly 60 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the “Bal Blanc de Noel” presentation of Les Fleurettes debutantes. or nearly 60 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored 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 Sunday evening, Dec. 27, at a black-tie gala to be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
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June 1, 2006
The San Marino Chapter of the National Charity League held its 45th Annual Debutante Ball in the Ballroom of the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills on Dec. 22, 2005. One La Canada girl, Laura Elizabeth Dwyer, was honored with the class of 2005 Ticktockers who have volunteered six years and 17,246 hours of community service. The 23 young women have completed their hours of volunteer work at 19 philanthropies in San Marino and neighboring communities. Some of the agencies served include Almansor Center, Armory Center for the Arts, LAC/USC Medical Center, Pasadena Humane Society, Villa Esperanza, San Marino and South Pasadena public libraries, Pasadena Senior Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Ability First and Kidspace Museum.
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July 17, 2008
Soroptimist Int’l. of the Verdugos honors awardees July 20 Local community service club, Soroptimist International of the Verdugos (SITV), will host their annual Installation of Officers and Awards luncheon at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at the Brandview Collection in Glendale. SITV will present grant awards to their Women’s Opportunity Awardee, Violet Richardson Awardee and Breast Cancer Awardees. These awards are all signature projects of Soroptimist International of the Americas.
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By Caroline Neuhausen Special to the Valley Sun | June 6, 2011
Amidst spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains, family and friends gathered at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Crane Field Sunday afternoon as 96 young women graduated in the class of 2011. Dressed in a white gown and holding a bouquet of red roses, each young woman also wore a school medallion. In addition to the common processional song, Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” the young women personalized their ceremony as the school’s Chamber Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble and Chorus sang “I Hope You Dance,” a song about choosing to dream in spite of the possibility of failure.
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March 19, 2014
The Don José Verdugo Chapter, Daughters of the America Revolution, NSDAR, honored local high school students with the organization's Good Citizens Award during a recent luncheon event held in Pasadena. The young women were selected for their outstanding qualities of service, leadership, dependability and patriotism. Barbara Rogers, who chaired the awards program, introduced the students and presented them with a certificate of award; Good Citizen lapel pin; copy of the U.S. Constitution; DAR material and a monetary award.
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By Joe Puglia | March 19, 2014
We're all stories, when all is said and done. The past becomes our mythology with hidden metaphors tucked in the crevasses of our life. The metaphors become our poetry and in time, poetry becomes legend. Legendary truth, however, is different than historical truth. Legends change us, as they are the historical notes of those who left a treasure. Last week I sat on the hill at Flintridge Sacred Heart High School contemplating the age-old legend of three Dominican Sisters who, in 1931, walked humbly up the slope to take possession of their new school.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 21, 2013
I made a getaway to Santa Barbara to visit my twin sister and her family over the weekend. It was foggy in the mornings but beautiful and sunny in the afternoon, when the sea sparkled. I took my pooch, Lola, along with me and she had a great time in the surf and sand. The locals call this one beach we go to Hendry's Beach. Its official name is Arroyo Burro Beach. It only became known as Hendry's because of a founding Scottish family, whose farm was on the cliffs above. The Hendry family owned the land there from the 1890s to the turn of the 20th century.
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By Anthony Carpio, Special to the Sun | October 8, 2012
With the Pasadena City College Lancer Band playing in the background, Tournament of Roses officials on Monday named the seven young women who will make up the 2013 Rose Court. The women were selected from a group of 33 finalists, their numbers called out during a ceremony at Tournament House in Pasadena. The members of the Rose Court are: Kathryne Benuska of Maranatha High School; Tracy Cresta of La Salle High School; Vanessa Manjarrez of Mayfield Senior School; Victoria McGregor of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Nicole Nelam of Pasadena High School; Sonia Shenoi of San Marino High School; and Madison Teodo of La Cañada High School.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 23, 2012
La Cañada Flintridge is Girl Scouts country, and on Sunday the most recent class of accomplished young women took the stage at Lanterman Auditorium in acknowledgment of their accomplishments. This year 29 young women received the Gold Award, a high honor equivalent to earning an Eagle Scouts badge in the Boy Scouts. Christie Frandsen, mother of five Girl Scouts and leader of La Cañada Troop 3631, served as master of ceremonies. She said La Cañada is home to nearly 100 troops, about 1,000 Girl Scouts and more than 700 adult volunteers.
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December 28, 2011
Ten Years Ago Longtime La Cañada resident Lynn Newcomb, whose family had owned the Newcomb's Ranch site in the San Gabriel Mountains for more than 100 years, announced he had sold the property to another La Cañadan, Dr. Frederick Rundall.   Twenty Years Ago It was reported that membership in the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association had reached a high of 824.   Thirty Years Ago Four male teens were arrested after breaking into Ivers department store in Plaza de La Cañada (where T.J.Maxx is today)
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By Joe Puglia | July 13, 2011
Girls can do anything, part two. Barbara Schuman was the brightest kid in the neighborhood. She excelled in school, could throw a ball as far as any boy, climb a tree, run like the wind, and was prettier than a picture. Barbara believed that everything was possible. The cloud of socialization had not yet consumed her, telling her what she could and couldn't be. As she grew older she was no longer merely a tomboy; she became an anomaly, an aberration of what was consider feminine. Last week I wrote some thoughts prompted by a remark by a Boy Scout leader who said, “Girls don't go backpacking - they make bracelets.” My column found its way to San Angelo, Texas, prompting a response from Carolyn Mioduski, a leader in Girl Scout Troop 5039.
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By Joe Puglia | July 6, 2011
I was volunteering at an Eagle Board of Review, helping a boy transition to the pinnacle of Boy Scouts. His resume and interview were perfect. I had the last question: “Have you ever done any projects or backpacking trips with a Girl Scout troop?” He answered casually, “No, but I wish we had.” Afterward, I was chatting with the Scout leaders when one of the men rolled his eyes and, in a patronizing tone, said, “Dr. Joe! Girl Scouts don’t backpack. They make bracelets!
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By Caroline Neuhausen Special to the Valley Sun | June 6, 2011
Amidst spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains, family and friends gathered at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Crane Field Sunday afternoon as 96 young women graduated in the class of 2011. Dressed in a white gown and holding a bouquet of red roses, each young woman also wore a school medallion. In addition to the common processional song, Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” the young women personalized their ceremony as the school’s Chamber Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble and Chorus sang “I Hope You Dance,” a song about choosing to dream in spite of the possibility of failure.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 11, 2010
[Updated at 1 p.m.: Three high school seniors from La Cañada Flintridge were named Monday to the 93rd Pasadena Tournament of Roses Royal Court, capping off a rigorous four-round interview process that attracted nearly 1,100 applicants. They were: Evanne Friedmann of La Cañada High School, Kathryn Thomson of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Jessica Montoya of Flintridge Preparatory School. “I feel so overwhelmed,” Kathryn, 17, said. “As you keep getting closer it becomes more real, and now to be standing here — it is unbelievable and I am just so grateful.
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