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Dementia Friendly Monrovia is Making Strides in Helping People Cope
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Dementia Friendly Monrovia is Making Strides in Helping People Cope

By Susan Motander A few months ago a new organization, Dementia Friendly Monrovia (DFM) was formed as an offshoot of the Monrovia Senior Providers Group.  In these few months much progress has been made in this forming this group.  They have formed an action team and been recognized by Dementia Friendly American, the national parent organization.  The organization…

Monrovia Community Garden Project Set To Go This Summer
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Monrovia Community Garden Project Set To Go This Summer

In November 2018, the City entered into a partnership agreement with Mountainside Communion to establish a new Community Garden initiative in Monrovia.  Since approval of the agreement, The Monrovia Community Garden Project has made progress towards establishing their very first community garden, which is set to be located at 303 W. Colorado Boulevard in Monrovia. …

Monrovian Superstar, Architect Robert Kennard
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Monrovian Superstar, Architect Robert Kennard

By Susie Ling In 1986, Robert Kennard was inducted into the prestigious AIA College of Fellows for excellence in the field of architecture. Established in 1957, his Kennard Design Group (KDG) is one of the largest and oldest African American architectural firms in Los Angeles. Robert Alexander Kennard (1920-1995) was a Monrovian who graduated from…

Monrovia is a Community Committed to Reading
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Monrovia is a Community Committed to Reading

By Susan Motander For 20 years Monrovians have turned out to read aloud twice a year to elementary school students in town. Every classroom gets a reader. The second reading of the year is held in March each year in celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Suess (aka Theodore Seuss Geisel). Although Geisel’s real birthday…

Monrovia’s Foothill Unity Extends Services Beyond the Shutdown
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Monrovia’s Foothill Unity Extends Services Beyond the Shutdown

By Danelle Woodman Since the start of the New Year, stories of American families directly affected by the shutdown were highlighted on NPR radio, news broadcasting stations, and social media. As the shutdown turned from a few days to several weeks, these families found themselves choosing between paying rent and buying groceries. Locally, families who…

Monrovia Historical Museum Presents ‘Robert Kennard – Architect And Mentor’ – Jan. 20
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Monrovia Historical Museum Presents ‘Robert Kennard – Architect And Mentor’ – Jan. 20

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Monrovia Historical Museum will be hosting a program on Monrovia’s own Robert Kennard, founder of the oldest African-American architecture firm in Los Angeles.  The event entitled “Robert Kennard – Architect and Mentor” will be presented by three individuals:  Jerome Robinson, a USC graduate student, who wrote his…

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