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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...

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”...

Monrovia City Council Prepares For The Opening of The Wilderness Preserve

By Susan Motander The Monrovia City Council took further steps on Tuesday night in the process of opening the Wilderness Preserve. They voted to keep the area as a preserve rather than reclassifying it as a park. They also established the hours for operation of the park,...

Brighten Up With Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade

The city will be kicking off the festivities on Thursday, Dec. 1 with the annual tree lighting and holiday parade event. 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...

Monrovia and VFW Honor Veterans

  On Nov. 11 The City of Monrovia and V.F.W. are co-sponsoring a Veterans Day ceremony at Library Park at 11 a.m. Veterans Day, which was known as Armistice Day until 1954, is commonly confused with Memorial Day. The difference? Memorial Day was established to celebrate...
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