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Monrovia Area Partnership Holds an Education Meeting This Saturday
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Monrovia Area Partnership Holds an Education Meeting This Saturday

By Susan Motander This Saturday, Jan. 12, Monrovia Area Partnership will hold its first MAP-edu, which according to City Manager Oliver Chi is a new spin on what was formerly called the MAP Ed Quarterlies. The workshops that day are designed to educate community members on current events in town, highlighting opportunities to get involved. The…

Resolve to Give Blood With the Red Cross
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Resolve to Give Blood With the Red Cross

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood or platelets is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease…

Monrovia Loses Another Gem: Charlotte Schamadan
Community, Obituaries

Monrovia Loses Another Gem: Charlotte Schamadan

By Susan Motander Monrovia is known as the Gem City of the Foothills, but in many respects the gems are her many dedicated and involved residents. Sadly, on the Friday before Christmas the community lost Charlotte Schamadan when she lost her almost decade long battle with sinus cancer and other health issues. Charlotte was not a…

Where Can You Help Decorate Floats for the Rose Parade?
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Where Can You Help Decorate Floats for the Rose Parade?

Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut on Colorado Boulevard in the 2019 Rose Parade. During the final stages of preparation, a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and of course, flowers are being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers. If you…

The Rose Parade Queen and Her Court
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The Rose Parade Queen and Her Court

The Tournament of Roses Presdient Gerald Freeny named Louise Deser Siskel as the 101st Rose Queen. Rose Queen and Royal Court were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement. Queen Louise is a senior at Sequoyah High School and lives in San…

Monrovia’s Foothill Unity Center Helps Over 900 Local Families
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Monrovia’s Foothill Unity Center Helps Over 900 Local Families

Foothill Unity Center’s holiday distributions served nearly 1,000 families from the Foothill communities of Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Sierra Madre. Families received a holiday food box in addition to toy, clothing and gift items for nearly 1,300 pre-registered children. Schoolchildren and adults gathered on the morning of…

Holiday Happenings in Old Town Monrovia
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Holiday Happenings in Old Town Monrovia

There are still several holiday events taking place in Old Town Monrovia in the next few weeks. For example, this Friday there will be a Holiday sing-along for, as City Manager Oliver Chi noted, “Carolers young and old, musically gifted and tone-deaf! All are welcome!” The city manager also suggested that holiday revelers come for the tunes…

Monrovia Library Collecting Supplies for Hospitalized Military Personnel
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Monrovia Library Collecting Supplies for Hospitalized Military Personnel

By Susan Motander When compiling your Christmas lists, think of our hospitalized military personnel. The Monrovia Public Library’s Veterans Resource Center and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary are working together to collect critical items needed by hospitalized military personnel. In this, they are supporting the U.S.O. There is a short list of the most urgently needed…

Holiday Tree Lighting Back On
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Holiday Tree Lighting Back On

As you likely are aware, due to the rain last week, the city regrettably had to cancel our annual tree lighting ceremony and holiday parade. However, in an effort to organize a scaled down version of our annual holiday celebration, we are happy to share that the city will be hosting a special community tree lighting…

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