Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 25, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 25, 2023 


Interested in participating in one of Sierra Madre's Premiere Events? 


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. 


by Deanne Davis 

President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of 
February to honor iconic presidents. It is a time to celebrate 
the courage, conviction, and contributions of our 
national statesmen and American presidents. The way 
we can tell it’s President’s Weekend is by the picture of 
George Washington on every sale ad. This past weekend 
we celebrated being able to buy a car, washing machine, 
refrigerator or just about anything you can think of at 
some ridiculously low sale price. 

Also, this past weekend, Jimmy Carter, now 98, who has 
lived longer than any other president since leaving the 
White House, has entered home hospice care, choosing 
to spend his time with family. I think what President 
Carter will be best remembered for is his work as a volunteer 
with Habitat for Humanity, helping build affordable 

I especially like these two Carter quotes: 

“I have one life and one chance to make it count for 
something . . . I'm free to choose what that something 

is, and the something I've chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion 
and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands -- this is not optional -- my faith 
demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever 
I have to try to make a difference.” 

“God always answers prayers. Sometimes it's "yes." Sometimes the answer is "no." Sometimes it's 
"you gotta be kidding.” 

Thinking about presidential quotes, I did a little research and came up with a few more you 
might enjoy: 

Andrew Jackson – “Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a 
slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.” 

Calvin Coolidge – “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”
(I’m sure we can all relate to that one!” 

Franklin D. Roosevelt – “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” 

And probably the most memorable one of all, John F. Kennedy…
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” 

President’s Weekend has been a four-day holiday for us and the weather has actually been pleasant 
for the first time in weeks. What a joy to go outside without being bundled up to the eyebrows! 
Continuing to celebrate, I made lemon bars. You can make them, too. They’re easy, don’t 
take too long to make and you can enjoy them almost immediately. 

Lemon Bars 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan. For the crust: 

1/3 cup butter
¼ cup sugar1 cup flour 

In your mixer, beat the butter on high for about 30 seconds. Add the ¼ cup sugar and the 
cup of flour. Beat till combined and crumbly. Press into the bottom of your pan. Bake for 
15-18 minutes or until just golden. 

While that is baking, you can make the filling: 

2 eggs
¾ cup sugar2 TB flour 
2 TB or more lemon zest. You can’t have too much lemon zest! 
3 TB lemon juice
¼ tsp. baking powder 

Beat eggs in the same bowl you used for the crust. Add the sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon 
juice and baking powder. Beat 2 minutes till combined. Pour filling over baked layer. Bake 
18-20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and center is set. Sprinkle powdered 
sugar over top when it has cooled. Enjoy!! 

Another nice thing that happened this week is a hummingbird built her nest, for the second year 
in a row, outside my office window. I’ve been so privileged to see her coming and going. I think 
there’s a tiny bird in the nest but I’m not going to invade her privacy to find out. That’s today’s 

A friend sent me this interesting set of facts about February this year:

This February cannot come in your lifetime again because this year’s February has:
4 Sundays4 Mondays4 Tuesdays4 Wednesdays4 Thursdays4 Fridays4 Saturdays.

This happens every once every 823 years! There now, something you might not have thought 
In a world where you can be anything you want to be…Be KIND! 

My book page: Deanne Davis 
Look there for “The Crown,” a paperback book that’s practically free!
This is a beautiful story of what might have happened to that infamous crown of thorns.
With Easter on its way, this little book is the perfect read for yourself or a friend. 

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