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Old Town Report (3/29/18)
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Old Town Report (3/29/18)

By Pam Fitzpatrick It’s Spring, and we’re in for a beautiful Easter weekend in Old Town.  Call it Spring Weekend or Easter Weekend, the events are the same and the family friendly feel is just the same.  So, the Spring/Easter Bunny will be making friends this Saturday, March 31st, both in the 400 block of…

Monrovia Old Town Report 3/22/18
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Monrovia Old Town Report 3/22/18

By Pam Fitzpatrick It’s hard not to feel a bit nostalgic when you hear of one more large chain store biting the dust – even if you’re a small retailer who has done their share of complaining about the big guys. But the reality is, the loss of these competitors changes the entire retail environment. …

Monrovia Old Town Report 3-15-18
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Monrovia Old Town Report 3-15-18

By Pam Fitzpatrick Here come the LimeBikes! Saturday, March 17th is the launch date for Monrovia’s new LimeBike program. The event will take place at Library Park beginning at 9 a.m. with some LimeBike Facts and Rules of the Road (like helmet laws and no riding on sidewalks in Old Town). Then at 10 a.m….

Monrovia Old Town Report – 03/07/18
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Monrovia Old Town Report – 03/07/18

By Pam Fitzpatrick OK, that was funny – a bit unnerving for me, but funny. If you read last week’s column (newspaper version), you probably thought one of two things: either “that doesn’t sound like Pam,” or, “oops, the paper made a cut and paste mistake and reprinted another article in that space.” Whichever you…

Monrovia Old Town Report 03/01/18
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Monrovia Old Town Report 03/01/18

By Pam Fitzpatrick Yes!  Basin 141 is really coming to Old Town with a planned opening in Spring (which is right around the corner). Check out the cool images on the windows of what was once Café Opera then Sow House, and most recently Craft Hill at the SE corner of Myrtle and Lime. The…

Monrovia Old Town Report (Issue 2/22/18)
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Monrovia Old Town Report (Issue 2/22/18)

By Pam Fitzpatrick I’ll start off this week by correcting an error I made last week. Let’s just say I’m glad I wasn’t at Jake’s Roadhouse last Friday when Julie Soldo, the Queen of Taste of Old Town and long-time loyal Kiwanian, was shown my column confidently announcing that “Taste” would be sometime in August….

Old Town Monrovia Report
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Old Town Monrovia Report

Pam Fitzpatrick We had an interesting report from City Manager Oliver Chi at this month’s MOTAB (Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board) meeting. According to predictions from SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments), Southern California is likely to see a population growth of 11 million in the next 25 years, and much of that increase will…

Applications for Summer Meal Programs Available
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Applications for Summer Meal Programs Available

Applications are now available for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO), both federally funded, state-administered programs that serve free meals to children when school is out of session. “For children who participate in the National School Lunch program during the school year, food insecurity during the summer is a serious…

Monrovia Reads is Mobile Again
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Monrovia Reads is Mobile Again

By Pam Fitzpatrick On March 1st at 6 p.m. Monrovia Reads will again host it’s yearly “So All May Read” event at the Double Tree by Hilton (924 W. Huntington). The $60 ticket includes a buffet dinner with a no-host bar, and, if tradition continues, an evening full of fun and laughter.  Always one of…

Old Town Monrovia Report (2/8/18)
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Old Town Monrovia Report (2/8/18)

By Pam Fitzpatrick Once in a while, you’ll notice that I sneak in a few words about events outside of the Old Town perimeters, and I’m about to do that again this week. I’ve been pondering my last visit to Pasadena’s Speaker Series where I got to hear Ted Koppel’s thoughts on the state of…

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