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LeRoy’s in Monrovia Named ‘Must Visit Road Gem on Route 66’
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LeRoy’s in Monrovia Named ‘Must Visit Road Gem on Route 66’

A new report by AAA states that Americans will travel in near-record numbers this Memorial Day weekend (41.5 million) , the vast majority of which will be hitting the road (36.6 million, 4.7% more than last year). To help with travel inspiration Lipton, which has been part of the All-American road trip for generations, collaborated with TripAdvisor…

Monrovia Fire and Rescue Honors Monrovia Weekly Photographer
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Monrovia Fire and Rescue Honors Monrovia Weekly Photographer

By Susan Motander At their annual Fire Service Day Pancake Breakfast, Monrovia Fire and Rescue honored Monrovia Weekly’s Editor and Photographer Terry Miller. They presented the award-winning journalist with his own brush fire jacket for safety at fire scenes. Appropriately, the jacket bears just the word “PHOTOGRAPHER” across its shoulders on top, beautifully stitched and his…

Monrovia’s St. Luke’s Invites Public to Spring Music Season
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Monrovia’s St. Luke’s Invites Public to Spring Music Season

In preparation for a concert tour of Lebanon, mezzo-soprano Trisha Rivera and bass-baritone Raed Saade will perform with guest mezzo-soprano Megan Gillespie on Saturday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (122 S. California Avenue at Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia). Admission is free, though donations in support of the tour are welcome….

Monrovia Days Celebration Exceeds Revenue Objectives
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Monrovia Days Celebration Exceeds Revenue Objectives

By Staff It started out three years ago as a modest effort to bring the Monrovia Days parade back in a joint City – School District effort. Last year the city added a carnival component to the event and this year they expanded the carnival, while also extending the event to take place Friday through Sunday. City Manager…

The Founding of Monrovia
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The Founding of Monrovia

By Susan Motander In 1883 five men purchased land from Lucky Baldwin’s Rancho Santa Anita.  William Newton Monroe, one of those five, purchased 240 acres for $30,000.  Monroe was the son of a successful Midwestern farmer but made his own money in railroad engineering (the sort that plans, not those that drive the engines).  Ultimately, he settled in…

Monrovia Days Festival Begins Friday
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Monrovia Days Festival Begins Friday

By Staff Monrovia Days is the annual community birthday party where all Monrovians gather together to celebrate talented youth, and the Scholars and Champions from the Monrovia Unified School District.  This year, Monrovia Days will be a three-day event starting Friday, May 18, 2018 and ending Sunday, May 20, 2018.  The City of Monrovia, Monrovia Unified School District,…

Public invited to season’s final Evensong at St. Luke’s in Monrovia
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Public invited to season’s final Evensong at St. Luke’s in Monrovia

The choir of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Monrovia will present its final Evensong of the 2017-2018 choir season on Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. at the church, located on 122 South California Avenue at Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia. Evensong for Pentecost will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis featuring soloists Caitlin Stave, Trisha Rivera, Eric Werner,…

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