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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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Old Town Report (12/1/16 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick What a wild and crazy week we’ve had in Old Town. We went from the fun of Thanksgiving to the harried fun of Black Friday and then on to an incredible Small Business Saturday. Thank you, Monrovia and surrounds … we love...

Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade Set to Take Place Tonight

  As you may recall, each year leading up to the event, the City selects a parade theme and a Grand Marshal for the event. This year, Monrovia will celebrate our past by having a Historic Holiday themed parade. In addition, we are pleased to be able to...

Old Town Report (11/18/16 Issue)

  By Pam Fitzpatrick Lots of folks are asking me what I think this holiday retail season will be like. Will shoppers be spooked because of the election? Will they be encouraged because of the record stock market highs? Any other year I’d jump in with...

Monrovia H.S. Singers to Bring Holiday Cheer to Retired Teachers

  The California Retired Teachers' Association number 71 (CalRTA) will be treated to harmonious holiday sounds from the Monrovia H.S. Camerata Singers at a luncheon meeting on Friday, Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m. The singers’ performance will include a sing-along of “Joy to the World”...
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