Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 4, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 4, 2023 



 The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is seeking nominations for Older ‘Sierra 
Madre’ American of the Year. The honor is a long-standing tradition in Sierra Madre and bestowed upon 
an exceptional Sierra Madrean, age 60 or older, for their outstanding commitment to community service. 

Recommendations are now being accepted for new honorees. Please send nominations to Sierra Madre 
City Hall, c/o Older American Nomination, Community Services Department, 232 W. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 by Thursday, March 16, 2023. Forms may be picked up and returned 
to the Hart Park House Senior Center: Hart Park House 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, 
CA 91024

 The Senior Community Commission will discuss the selection of the Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American 
of the Year at their regularly scheduled meeting, open to the public, in City Hall Council Chambers on 
Thursday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m. A reception to honor the 2023 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the 
Year will held on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023. 

For more information, please contact the Hart Park House Senior Center (626) 355-5278 x704; 
or the Community Services Department at (626) 355-5278.

Join us for a 
Month of 

Programs and 

The Sierra Madre 
Public Library has 
announced the 2023 
selection of One Book 
One City; Flying Free: 
my victory over fear 
to become the first 
Latina pilot on the US 
Aerobatic Team by 
Cecilia Aragon.

One Book One City is 
a community reading 
program that invites 
everyone in Sierra Madre to read and discuss the same book during February 
2023 and participate in exciting programs and events. 

This fabulous community program includes an Author Talk with Cecilia Aragon, 
a tour of the San Gabriel Valley Airport, a kids STEAM Dream Workshop 
with local teacher Dany Richey, a kids paper airplane competition, a movie 
night with the documentary Fly Like a Girl through our new streaming service 
Kanopy, and inspirational presentations on women in flight. 

Aragon’s memoir, Flying Free, shares her own journey of breaking past her own 
fears to become a champion aerobatic pilot. Aragon was a timid child, painfully 
shy and afraid of everything from heights to people. How did she become 
a death-defying daredevil and aerobatic pilot? In her memoir, she bares her life 
even though writing it “scared me more than pointing my single-seat experimental 
plane at the ground and opening the throttle until I was roaring earthward 
at 250 mph”.

Connect all month long through engaging themed programs that are free and 
fun for the whole family. Call the Library at (626) 355-7186 for more information. 

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