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McGuire: Saturday, September 22, 2012 


Plans are in the works for a contest in October 
where residents will recieve “Crow Awards” for 
the most creative scarecorws in the “humorous” 
and “scariest” categories for residents and 
for businesses, for having the most creative 
scarecrow(s) representing their business. 

 Currently plans are for life sized scarecrows 
and according to Executive Director Jackie 
Raymond, “We envision residents and guests 
driving through the town” in a manner similar 
to when people view Christmas or Halloween decorations. 
“It will bring families of Sierra Madre together and promote our 

 Don’t know how to make a scarecrow? Creative Arts will be 
hosting a FREE Scarecrow Making Workshop at Creative Arts 
Group Saturday, September 22, 2012 from noon to 7 pm, to the 
first 60 families. 

 Workshop participants need to bring clothes and accessories for 
their scarecrow. Everything else will be provided. These scarecrows 
are life-size, so bring appropriate items. You might want to 
bring pants or stockings to create legs and gloves to create hands 
for your scarecrow. 

 The workshop is free, but you must register (626-355-8350) 
LIMITED ENROLLMENT. To participate in the contest applications 
are due on September 25th. Scarecrows will be displayed 
October 1st through October 31st at residents and businesses. 

 On Friday, October 5th and awards ceremony will be held at 
Creative Arts for the winners of the residents and businesses.

 For more information, contact the Creative Arts Group via 
email at or call 

Weather Wise

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s 

 Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service



Unless otherwise noted, all meetings listed below are held at 
City Hall 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, Ca. 



September 28, 2012

Upcoming Kiwanis Calendar:


Carol Weeks, certified hypnotherapist will speak to 
Kiwanis this Tuesday at noon. She will be discussing 
Hypnotherapy as a way to refine and improve your life based on 
your life goals. Eliminate negative habits which interfere with 
your ability to enjoy life to its fullest. Lunch is $10. The program 
is free.

Tuesday, September 25th Call 626-355-0728 for lunch reservations 
and additional information.


9/23 - St. Rita Parrish Ministry Fair

9/24 - Creative Arts Group Fall Classes Begin

9/25 - Kiwanis Club Hypnosis Presentation

9/26 - Woman's Club Fall Blue and Gold Tea

9/29 - Woman's Club Silk Scarf Painting

10/4 - October Coordinating Council

10/5 - Creative Arts Group Scarecrow Awards 

10/5 and 10/6 - Friends of the Library Best Used Book Sale

9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 - Sierra Madre Playhouse 
Halloween Show

10/13 - Sierra Madre Playhouse ASL Halloween Show 

The Executive Board and Residents of The British Home in 
California, Ltd. invite you to join them for the annual


Sunday, November 4th, 2012 

2 – 4 pm

We are happy to announce that the long awaited extension to 
Armstrong Hall is now underway. We have outgrown our present 
dining room and these improvements will give us a larger dining 
area, updates to the lounge and more room in the kitchen as well 
as a meeting room and improved cloakroom facilities.

So, please forgive us if we are not quite up to our usual standard 
on the outside, we can assure you however that the tea will be 

as usual. 

Reservations are required by October 29th and should be accompanied 
by a donation of $12.50 and sent to:

The British Home in California, Ltd., Attn: Pat 

647 Manzanita Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 



with Gene Goss

This Week’s Guest: 


John Harabedian

Thursday Evening at 7:00 

Radio Fishbowl in Sierra 
Madre at

Program Note: All past Village Intersections show recordings 
are now available as podcasts for all computers and most smart 
phones. Set your smart phone and or computer browsers to www. 

1630 AM

Free on-air publicity for local events

 Sierra Madre’s new community radio station is now accepting scripts 
for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about community events. 
PSAs will be broadcast on the air at no charge. The station operates 
24/7 and can be heard at 1630 on the AM dial.

 Any local non-profit or non-commercial organization can have 
their event information broadcast to the public on Sierra Madre 
Community Information Radio. The station covers the city of Sierra 
Madre, plus surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. 

Your event must:

• Benefit a non-commercial or non-profit entity
• Be open to the public
• Be of general interest to local citizens

write a Public Service Announcement that 
describes your event and e-mail it to radio@ 


Summer sped by and the kids are now back in school which 
means that the holidays will soon be upon us. One of the 
best places to start your holiday shopping is at the Friends of 
the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held in 
the basement of the library on Friday, October 5, from 3:00-
7:00PM and Saturday, October 6, from 10:00AM-2:00PM. The 
library is located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of 
Sierra Madre and there is parking on the street and behind the 

Best Used Book Sales co-chairs, Martha Troedson and Alan 
Leahy, tell us the sale will feature a collection of books on 
local history and a collection of classic reprints published with 
leather covers or in slipcases. We’ll also have many art books, 
cookbooks, and books on contemporary culture and history. 
These items and many other adult fiction and non-fiction 
books, books for children and teens, audio books, games, CDs, 
and DVDs will be available to purchase for your reading and 
listening pleasure. 

Bargain tables outside the library will feature hardback and 
trade fiction and non-fiction for a dollar or two each and 
paperbacks and children’s books for twenty-five cents each (or 
five for $1.00). You’ll also find teachers’ resources and materials 
for sale on our bargain tables. 

 Proceeds from the Best Used Book Sales are donated to 
the Sierra Made Public Library to support program and 
equipment needs. So, bring your shopping bags to the Sierra 
Madre Library on Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, 
for an opportunity to purchase some of the best used books 
around at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used 
Book Sale. For more information, visit our website at www.

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Sierra Public Library Sierra Madre Post 
Office Sierra Madre City Hall 

Bean Town Sierra Madre Starbucks 
Sierra Madre Bottle Shop Sierra Madre 
Happy’s Liquors Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Senior 


Arcadia Public Library

Arcadia Post Office

Arcadia City Hall

Starbucks Arcadia

Denny’s Arcadia

Monrovia Public Library

Monrovia Post Office 

Monrovia City Hall 

Coffee Bean Monrovia (Foothill/Myrtle)

The Monrovian

Rudy’s Monrovia

Monrovia Senior Center

Duarte Public Library

Duarte City Hall 

Denny’s Duarte

Starbuck’s Duarte

Coffee Bean Duarte

I HOP Duarte

Duarte Senior Center


Pasadena City Hall

Pasadena Senior Center 
Faschings Car Wash

Robin’s Bar B Que 


Walkway at Vromans 


Gold Line Station - 

Sierra Madre Villa 
Niko’s Pasadena 

Fresco’s Pasadena

Websters Pharmacy 


Websters Fine Stationers