The blankets and chairs will be placed on Indian Hill Boulevard for days in advance. This year’s parade will follow in the tradition of years past, with hundreds of kids on bikes, dogs in carts and folks on horseback as they all jockey for position in what has become one of the most popular events of the day.
At 3 p.m., spectators head en masse to Indian Hill with children in tow and cameras in hand to stake out the best place to sway with the tunes of the marching band and enjoy the sights of the decorative floats and familiar faces.
Using London’s Hyde Park Corner as his inspiration, Reverend T. Willard Hunter began the Claremont Independence Day Speakers’ Corner in 1977 to showcase the constitutional right of free speech.
As a result, a variety of topics ranging from politics and religion to current events and history have graced the podium for the past three decades.
In the 1970s, Rev. Hunter saw Claremont historian, the late Judy Wright, speak at a local event.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is one of Claremont’s jewels and butterflies are among nature’s jewels and you can experience both during the Garden’s Butterflies and Brews nights.
Each Wednesday in July, local musicians provide the soundtrack to the garden, the Butterfly Pavilion and LT Mustardseed’s amazing upcycled sculptures from 5 to 8 p.m
Co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, everyone is invited to attend the Monday night summer concert series. This year’s nine-week series will take place on Mondays, July 7 through September 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. This summer’s line-up is as follows:
Erick Martinez pours samples of Hangar 24 Craft Brewery beer during the Fifth Annual Claremont Village Brews and Blues Beer Walk on Saturday at American Apparel. Hangar 24 brought kegs of Orange Wheat and Betty IPA for participants to taste. Towards the end of the night, the line stretched from the counter in the middle of the floor to the entrance of the store. COURIER photo/Helen Arase
If Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund has one message to offer, it is this: Death is nothing to be afraid of. It’s a conclusion she has reached through personal experience, through years as a hospice worker and through countless hours contemplating a phenomenon that many people would rather ignore.
Americans tend to treat dying as an unnatural occurrence as opposed to something we will all eventually face, Ms. Hoaglund said. Often when someone is terminally ill, their loved ones feel uncomfortable addressing the elephant in the room—that the person is on the brink of death.
The city of Claremont will put into effect a 1 (one) percent increase in santiation fees for Claremont residents on Tuesday, July 1.
According to the latest city manager’s report, based on current 2014-15 budget projections for the Sanitation Fund, an increase of 1 percent is necessary to sustain operations of the city’s sanitation system. This increase is consistent with the March Consumer Price Index increase for the Los Angeles area. The fee increase amounts to approximately 20 to 45 cents month for a typical single-family customer.
Sharonda White has been named the new President of the Board of Directors for Inland Valley Hope Partners.
Ms. White, who earned her master’s degree in human resources design from Claremont Graduate University, has been a member of Hope Partners’ leadership board since 2010 and currently serves as the manager of payroll operations for Insperity’s Western Region.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont recently hit a major milestone. The club celebrated its 90th year of undertaking projects that enhance the lives of local children and families.
The activities of the service club, which aims to change the world “one community and one child at a time,” will be particularly visible in the coming weeks as Claremont prepares for its Fourth of July Celebration and its annual Monday Night Concerts in the Park series.
On Friday, July 4, a slew of Kiwanians will gather at Memorial Park from 7 to 10 a.m. to serve up their perennially popular pancake breakfast.
Claremont Affordable Water Advocates (CAWA) made a splash earlier this month when the unknown citizens group entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Golden State Water Company, putting them smack dab in the middle of a water fight that’s consumed Claremont for years.
Many residents and city officials speculated the group didn’t really exist, a few even suggesting that perhaps CAWA was concocted by Golden State Water in an eleventh-hour bid to prevent a proposed water revenue bond measure by city council from going to a vote. But CAWA does exist and they want to be taken seriously.
As the residents of Claremont begin gearing up for a summer of fun, the city council is winding down a very busy fiscal year with two matters recently brought before the council and returned to city staff for further consideration. The Tree Policies and Guidelines Manual and 2014-15 funding for Community Based Organizations came before the council again Tuesday night.
The city will launch its Monday Night Concerts in the Park series, co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, on July 7. The free weekly events regularly lure 3,000 to 5,000 people to Memorial Park.
Although the concert officially runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., concertgoers begin arriving as early as 6 p.m. to select a space and enjoy dinner in the park. You can bring a picnic or purchase a variety of treats from The Kiwanis Club snack bar, which features concessions like burgers, hot dogs, nachos, drinks, popcorn and frozen yogurt donated by 21 Choices.
Claremont’s 5th annual craft beer walk, Claremont Village Blues & Brews, will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Guests will enjoy craft beer tastings and food samplings at more than 40 Village businesses and rock out to live music performed at numerous venues. Tickets are $45 per person if purchased in advance, $50 the day of the event. Advance purchase is encouraged as this event may sell out. Ticket-holders will receive a map of participating businesses, beer pilsner, 18 beer pour tasting tickets and a wristband at check-in.
Pitzer College recently completed a major renovation of its president’s house and the project has received LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council. The home, which is located at 739 Harvard Ave., is the first single-family residence in Claremont to receive this environmental honor.