Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 11, 2023 



The SMRFA has received their approval letter for our float concept design. 

Congratulations to Richard Burrow and his co-designer, wife Robin Burrow. 

The working title will be "Enchanted Music Box". We look forward to the process of making 
this the best float possible. Thank you to all who submitted designs this year. Welcome to 
the 2024 Design Concept Winner. 


Applications for Educational Awards are due no later than April 7. 
To qualify, students must be graduating high school seniors who either live in Sierra Madre, 

attend school in Sierra Madre, or work in Sierra Madre. Applications are available in town 

at City Hall or the Library, online at or Sierra Madre Civic 

Club on Facebook. 
Sierra Madre Civic Club is a not-for-profit, community service organization that was 

founded by a small group of women in 1944. Since that time, Civic Club has grown to over 

a hundred members of all ages who are committed to creating a better community. 
Learn more about Sierra Madre Civic Club at: 


by Deanne Davis 

“March bustles in on windy feet and sweeps my doorstep and my 
street.” Susan Reiner 

“Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.” Ralph 
Waldo Emerson 

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning 
yawn.” Lewis Grizzard 

“That’s the trouble with March – the warmth never lasts. There’s 
that narrow stretch when it parades as spring, just enough for you 

to thaw if you’re sitting in the sun, but then it’s gone.”

V. E. Schwab 
“Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.”
William Shakespeare 

You might not know this, but the flower of March is the daffodil. I love daffodils and 
when those green spears start poking out of the ground, it’s a signal to rejoice. The daffodil 
symbolizes affection, new beginnings, optimism and sympathy. If you were born 
in March, you are outgoing and affectionate, you are creative and have a good sense of 
humor. You are a peace-lover and strive to resolve conflicts. You are a caring and loving 
person. You are kind and compassionate. 

The picture today is, of course, daffodils! As I mentioned last week, my daughter, Patti, 
and her daughter, Nicole, were both born on March 1st and they both embody all these 
wonderful qualities. They are splendid people. 

My granddaughter, Nicole, mentioned above here, informed me that March is Dolphin 
Awareness Month. Dolphins are described as the smartest marine animal and they have 
a long history of being friendly with human beings. It is unclear when March became 
the month that focused on dolphin awareness, but for at least 20 years, the world has 
celebrated Dolphin Awareness Month in an effort to conserve dolphins globally. 

With several species of dolphin having been declared endangered, it has never been more 
important to dedicate a month to the protection of these marine mammals. The earliest 
fossil records of dolphins have been dated back to the early Miocene Epoch period, ranging 
from 16.4 to 23.8 million years ago. Wow! 

One of the neatest things I’ve ever seen is dolphins leaping out of the water at the beach or 
alongside a boat. I’ve been whale watching and never saw a single hint of a whale, but dolphins 
show up with their friendly faces and enchant everyone who sees them. Nicole is 
an Orca whale trainer at Sea World and sees dolphins on a daily basis and has frequently 
put them through their paces. 

In my last Emma Gainsworth Kindle novelette, “Hurricane,” I have a great scene where 
two of my characters are rescued by dolphins… 

“The fins they had seen in the distance, the fins that had terrified them, fins that looked 
like shark fins, began to close in with great speed on the wreckage of The Little Easy. 
Hawk sighed, “This is probably the end for us.” Then, to his amazement, a shiny black 
head poked out of the water with a smiling face and laughing mouth just a few feet away 
from them. Freshwater dolphins! A large pod of them, right there close to them. He felt a 
presence under his numb and weakened body and soon realized one of the dolphins was 
under him, lifting him up. “Marlene!” Marlene! He shouted, hoping to rouse her. Then he 
saw her being nudged and lifted. Dolphins were all around them. The family of dolphins 
moved Hawk and Marlene away from the wreckage. These beautiful mammals joyfully 
leapt up out of the water and splashed back down next to them. He could not help but 
laugh as he knew his desperate prayer had been answered. God had sent them dolphins! 
Barely conscious, Marlene instinctively held onto the dolphin lifting her out of the water. 
“Hawk! Hawk! What’s happening!” “Hang on, baby, you’re about to get the ride of your 
life. Thank you, Jesus! I think we’re gonna make it!” 

There now, wasn’t that exciting. I’ve written about five of these adventures and ought to 
write another one. You can get it on (subtle hint). 

I have been seeing some of the amazing fruit and veggie smoothies, build-your-ownfruit 
bowls, and sandwiches served by The Organic Juice Dude. Here, just listen to this: 
Organic Sourdough Turkey Melt – Organic sourdough bread, organic turkey, organic 
heirloom tomato, organic mayo and organic Swiss cheese. This looks incredible and it 
couldn’t be healthier! The drinks include The Morning Energizer, The Flu Buster and 
there’s an Avocado Toast absolutely beyond fabulous. If you haven’t been in, go! Your 
body will thank you. The Organic Juice Dude is at 55 No. Baldwin and they’re open from 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The 
Flu Buster! We need it! 

The Wistaria Festival is coming! Just a week away, March 19th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hoping 
the wistaria has enjoyed all this rain and will be the most beautiful ever. Don’t miss it! 
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. 

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 excep-
tional 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., Si-
erra 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. 
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