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Best Friends and More:
The Missing Page
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

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VOLUME 11 NO. 52 
Happy New Year! 
VOLUME 11 NO. 52 
Happy New Year! 

Wishing you 
happiness | friendship | health 
throughout the coming new year! 
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Katie & Judy 
Woman dies in Chantry Flat Auto Accident 
Just two days before Christmas, local authoritieswere called to the scene of a traffice accident on 
the road to Chantry Flat. First to respond to thecall, the Arcadia Police Department discoveredan overturned vehicle. According to the APDpress release, at about 10:35 a.m., a vehicle reportedly 
overturned for unknown reasons onChantry Flat Road, just south of the city’s borderwith Angeles National Forest. 
First responders found an adult female, an adultmale, and a juvenile all trapped in the wreckage.
Shortly after the collision, the woman was sadlypronounced deceased. 
Meanwhile, the man and the boy were treated byparamedics at the location for what appeared tobe minor injuries.
It was not immediately clear who was drivingthe vehicle when the crash took place.
The case is currently under investigation. Anyone 
with information on this incident is encouraged 
to contact the Arcadia Police Departmentat (626) 574-5151, case #1706334. If you preferto provide information anonymously, you maycall "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS(8477), use your smartphone by downloadingthe "P3 Tips" Mobile APP on Google play or theApple App Store, or by using the website http://
Every year Frostymakes a visit to town justto have a little fun for a 
few days. 
His presence is courtesyof a few friends that packhim up all nice and neat,
and magically reassemblehim down in KerstingCourt. 
Frosty doesn't stay toolong but just about everyone 
stops by for a photoop with him.
Even our local fire department 
is not beyonda picture of two with ourannual visitor. Left to 
right, Captain Rich Snyderand SMFD crew Estaban 
Estrada, Karen Bustillos, 
and Ed Hughes. MVNews 
This year's entry to the Tournament of Roses Parade is called, "Chivalry" and depicts our own dinosaur,
aka Sierra, with a wounded paw being helped by a young knight in shining (or blooming)armor. The design 
was submitted by Joanne Garcia. 

Sierra Madre is the smallest city to enter a float in the parade. The volunteers comes together to self-

build and self-fund the annual float creation. This is our 86th year demonstrating the commitment of our

community to come together to create an meaningful experience for our volunteers. Our float, depicting a

young knight-to-be helping the injured dragon, demonstrates kindness in helping others.

A Rose blossom tree graces the front of the float. A First Aid kit is being used by young boy standing on a

parapet to bandage a lady dragon's paw. 4 young ladies grace the back of the float sitting under a large Rose

blossom tree. The perimeter of the float mimics castle wall ruins. 


Height: 32 feet

Width: 18 feet 

Length: 42 feet 


FLOWERS/FRESH: Roses, Gladiolus, Gerbera Daisies, Asters, Veronica, Agapanthus, Queen Anne's

Lace, Gypsophelia, Galex leaves, Silver leaf, Dusty Miller, Smilax, Bear Grass, Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums,

Button Mums, Mini Carnations, Pincushion Protea, Thistle, Wax flowers, Decorative Kale, Sheet Moss, 

Limes, Lichen, Italian Ruskus, and Deflexus, Green Dianthus, Curly Willow.

DRY: Crushed walnut shells, Melaleuca bark, Magnolia leaves, Spanish moss, Split Pea, Green Lentil, Red

Lentil, Pepitas, Mung beans, Rice, Nigella, Corn Meal grits, Yellow Statice, Purple Statice.


The Knight's head moves. The dragon's head, tail and wings move. 

So, where can you see the Sierra Madre Rose Float??? 

On December 31st, the Sierra Madre Rose If there is rain, a prediction of rain or unexpected 
Float Association is planning its Float Departureissues, we will take the float straight to the Float 
Ceremony to commence at approximately 5:30 p.m..Barn at 587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. 
At that time, they will leave the barn at approximatelyOn the morning of January 3rd, approximately 9:30 

5:45 p.m., heading towards Kersting Court, arrivinga.m., we will open the barn for viewing and mayapproximately 6:10 p.m. The float will remain there have excess flowers available. 
about 20 minutes, then continue on to its line-upspot on Orange Grove, where it will sleep overnightIf all goes well, the float will be in Kersting 
before the parade. If it’s inclement weather, they willCourt overnight and available for viewing the 
wave as they sail by without stopping. evening of January 2nd. On Jan. 3rd we’ll be there 
with any excess flowers from about 9:30 a.m. until 

After the Rose Parade, the float will be in the post approximately 4:00 p.m. 
parade viewing area, near Pasadena High School, 
the remainder of January 1st and all day January Your donations of time, skills and funds have made 
2nd. We will be toward the east end, by Sierra this float possible. Come and see the wonderful float 
Madre Villa. On the evening of January 2nd we that has been created with your help. 
will move the float back to Sierra Madre when we’re 
allowed to leave post parade. 

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