Life is full of twists and turns, but sometimes the road leads you right where you’re supposed to be. For Jane Harmes, 77, and Connie Kimos, 80, retiring at Pilgrim Place was a life-changer.
The couple recently exchanged rings, sang each other songs, and recited vows to each other with an ordained minister presiding in front a packed house of more than 200 Pilgrims.
A controversial residential development approved 12 years ago will come before the architectural commission next Wednesday for an extension.
The commission will decide on another two-year extension of the Colby Circle Townhomes on April 24 amid a new developer taking over. If approved, this will be the fifth extension of the project’s design approvals since 2007.
Each year, Temple Beth Israel holds a special commemoration on Holocaust Remembrance Day (in Hebrew-Yom HaShoah) with a goal to help educate both the Jewish and the wider communities about the lessons learned from that terrible period in history, and also to honor the millions who fell victim to Nazi terror.
For 2019, TBI will feature a series of readings from the Diary of Anne Frank.
A house trailer at a self storage business in Upland is fully engulfed in flames on Wednesday after a fire broke out in an adjacent vacant lot. According to witnesses the fire started at a property just south of US Storage in the 1800 block of Foothill Boulevard, spread to a large tree and then set the trailer on fire. Firefighters on the scene had to proceed with caution because of propane tanks on the trailer, and a large plume of smoke could be seen from the Claremont Village. Fire crews knocked the flames down quickly but the trailer was a total loss. A witness told the COURIER that there is a homeless encampment on the property where the fire started.
If you missed the super bloom at Lake Elsinore you are in luck because the home of Jim and Robin Kelleher on Rockmont Avenue in Claremont is still ablaze with orange and yellow California poppies. According to Mr. Kelleher they did not have very many wildflowers during the drought but this year’s rains changed all of that. The spectacle has been going on for about a month, causing motorists to slow or even get out of the car for a photo. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With the Fourth of July on the horizon, Claremont’s planning committee is readying for the town’s festivities. From awards ceremonies to booths for charities, there are a variety of ways for Claremont citizens to become involved in the celebration.
The city took applications for solo or group acts who wish to perform the National Anthem at this year’s Fourth of July Celebration.
In recognition of his orchestral work, Ellis Island: The Dream of America, Claremont Graduate University Professor of Music Peter Boyer has been selected as one of the recipients of the 34th Ellis Island Medals of Honor.
The annual medal is given to a selection of 100 Americans whose accomplishments in their field are worthy of commendation.
Foothill AIDS Project’s Dining Out For Life takes place April 25, with several local restaurants taking part in the annual event.
Local participants include Claremont Craft Ales, House of Pong, Saca’s, Sanctuary Coffee and Mr. D’s Diner.
Tickets are on sale for the Claremont Educational Foundation’s annual Prius Raffle. For a chance to win a 2018 Toyota Prius, entrants can purchase a ticket for $20 or six tickets for $100.
Tickets are also being sold by all CUSD schools as well as CHS Class of 2019, CHS Class of 2020 and CHS Speech and Debate with more groups to come. Groups will earn a portion of each ticket sold.
The Claremont city council heard about ways to increase revenues during Tuesday evening’s meeting.
The city is current facing shortfalls of $1 million for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and $1.8 million for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The deficits include PERS, insurance and contractual increases for maintenance and landscaping services.
Sustainable Claremont will host an Earth Day celebration this Sunday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Second Street in the Claremont Village. Also, the Claremont Garden Club will offer its annual “Claremont Eclectic” tour of home gardens.
With more than 70 exhibitors scheduled, attendees of the Earth Day event can play games, see live insects and wild birds and learn about opportunities to save water and energy.
Claremont High School principal Brett O’Connor notified CHS families today about the death of Victor Ojeda, who was a senior at the school.
“The CUSD Crisis Response Team has been on campus all day,” Mr. O’Connor said. “We will have extra counselors on campus for the next few days to support students and staff.”
Sustainable Claremont will host an Earth Day celebration this Sunday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Second Street in the Claremont Village.
With more than 70 exhibitors scheduled, attendees can play games, see live insects and wild birds and learn about opportunities to save water and energy. There will also be an all-electric transit bus and personal vehicles for an up-close view.