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Fiesta Floats in Irwindale Getting Ready for the Big Day
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Fiesta Floats in Irwindale Getting Ready for the Big Day

  Each year, thousands of Monrovians get a behind the scenes look at the Rose Parade’s foremost float builder just a few miles to the east neighboring Irwindale. Tuesday, Monrovia Weekly got a firsthand look at the preparations for the big day. Led by a talented team of Rose Parade veterans that includes President, Tim Estes,…

Monrovia Public Library Has Special Events for the Holidays
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Monrovia Public Library Has Special Events for the Holidays

    There are several special events scheduled at the Monrovia Public Library in the upcoming days to celebrate the holidays. They include: A Candy Cane Hunt. This continuing event started on Dec. 1 and will continue through the 29th during regular library hours. Children can look for pictures of hidden candy canes among the bookcases in…

Old Town Report (12/15/16 Issue)
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Old Town Report (12/15/16 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick Last week I was commenting that nothing much was happening with Old Town businesses as far as opening (or closing), and that very day I saw a coupon for a major name/business change in the 500 block. Obviously I missed this one:  looks like Salad Bistro is now “1776” an “All…

Fire Department Set to Develop Updated Fire Safety Tips
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Fire Department Set to Develop Updated Fire Safety Tips

  During the past few weeks, there have been three separate residential structure fires in Monrovia. Given the uptick in fire activity, the Fire Department has worked to develop an overall community outreach program to encourage greater fire prevention safety and awareness. Key components related to the program include: – Adding an additional insert into…

Rose Leaf Ragtime Club
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Rose Leaf Ragtime Club

    The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club, which meets on the last Sunday of every month, will have its next musical get-together on Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 at Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, in the old town area. Because the last Sunday of December falls on Christmas Day, there will be no December meeting. After stepping into the foyer, enter the…

Old Town Report (12/08/16 Issue)
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Old Town Report (12/08/16 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick December in Old Town feels great – I mean, really great! Activity, along with sales, has picked up from the beginning of this quarter, and the atmosphere is happy and fun. Sometimes the beginning of December feels slow and almost lethargic, but not this year. I think folks are ready for…

Christmas Spirit Alive and Well in Monrovia
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Christmas Spirit Alive and Well in Monrovia

This year, Monrovia will continue our tradition of celebrating the Christmas season by touring Santa Claus around city streets on top of a fire engine. Escorted by a police car and a decorated public works sleigh, Santa will provide candy canes to the public. City employees will again volunteer their time to help make the…

Monrovia Renewal Street Work in Southwest Project Area Set to Start
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Monrovia Renewal Street Work in Southwest Project Area Set to Start

It’s hard to believe, but in a week, major street work in the Southwest project area of the overall Monrovia Renewal infrastructure improvement initiative is set to begin. The construction team at Sully-Miller Contracting Company is currently planning to begin roadway pulverization for all streets in the Southwest project area on Dec. 5, that are…

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