The crafts, collectibles and homemade jams are back this weekend with the return of the annual Pilgrim Place Festival, now in its 64th year. The festivities take place Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to enjoying the arts, crafts and homemade confections, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of family-friendly activities, including rides and the highlight Pilgrim Festival Show
Food trucks and fanfare took over Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) last weekend as Claremont’s native garden and nursery opened the fall planting season in a big way.
Hundreds welcomed the start of the Native Nursery’s seasonal opening last weekend with an Oktoberfest-like celebration, browsing thousands of native plant selections with a Dale Bros. brew and currywurst in hand.
“It’s nice to have some beer and food and just enjoy,” said Corey Boss, above, a RSABG member. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Claremont resident casts his vote Tuesday afternoon during the general election at Taylor Hall in Claremont. Across the country voters took to the polls to choose the next President of the United States along with other national candidates, state and local issues. More in Saturday’s edition. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
Padua Hills is one of the most beautiful places in Claremont. So it was a perfect setting for the annual Art Fiesta, hosted by the Claremont Museum of Art. With the popular Rummy and Harry exhibit, raffles, fine food, and live music, needless to say there was a little something for everyone on a perfectly warm Sunday fall afternoon. With over 500 visitors, 20 exhibiting artists, 72 volunteers, 14 CHS students from Project ARTstART coordinating activities for the kids, it's not a surprise the annual Art Fiesta was a big success. One of the goals was to promote and showcase the work of local artists with their high quality original work. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Months of fundraisers, walks and campaign events are all coming to an end—this Tuesday, November 6, the polling places and ballot boxes are back in circulation for the United States’ next general election. Days before the election, the COURIER went right to the source and asked the candidates to tell us why they should be voting for them in this Tuesday’s general election.
At 4 years old, Claremont resident Joshua “JJ” Miller has already taken part in dozens of runs, jogathons and even a triathlon. If his determination and level of activity at such a young age isn’t inspiration enough, factor in that this bubbly young boy, known for his sense of humor and sociability, does all this with 2 prosthetic legs.
He does it to help other challenged athletes around the world.
Through Team JJ, Joshua and a crew of supporters are running, swimming and biking to raise money and awareness for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim has a big heart for returning veterans.
A veteran himself, Mr. Solheim discovered the extremes of post-deployment difficulties when his brother returned from the Vietnam War battling post-traumatic stress disorder and a host of physical ailments triggered by contact with the toxic herbicide Agent Orange.
The Claremont Interfaith Council invites the public to join for an election eve gathering titled, “In Celebration of the American Spirit.” The event takes places Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the plaza of the Claremont Depot.
This event, sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Middle East Peace, is not political in nature
Firefighters attend to a victim of a 2-vehicle collision involving a van and a sedan Friday afternoon at the corner of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue in Claremont. There were multiple injuries in the crash and one of the vehicles caught fire. The driver of the van was airlifted to USC Medical Center with a broken femur, 3 other people were injured and transported to area hospitals. According to the police the van was eastbound on Base Line when it collided with the sedan which was headed west and made a left hand turn in front of the van. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
No, Alice in Wonderland did not make a special appearance in Claremont Wednesday. But Maggie Tupman, from the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, was ready to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters in the Village just before sundown. The city was taken over by hundreds of ghouls, butterflies, insects, and super heroes (just to name of few) as businesses participated in a treat giveaway to celebrate Halloween. Judging from the number of happy campers roaming the streets, it was easy to tell the event was a huge success. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Emergency aircrews were called out to Claremont on 4 separate occasions within 2 days this week for unrelated car accidents. Each accident involved a biker or pedestrian.
The first incident—which occurred on Monday, October 29—took place around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Dartmouth and Foothill Boulevard. A car took a premature left turn onto Dartmouth at Foothill, colliding with a motorcycle traveling east. The motorcyclist, a 41-year-old male, was airlifted to USC.
Take one step into the Padua Hills studio of renowned ceramicists Harrison McIntosh and the late Rupert Deese, and the passage of time ceases to exist. Pottery wheels remain in place—just as they did when they set up shop 60 years ago—with glasses of engobe labeled by the careful hand of the artists lining the shelf above.
Even the original kiln beckons for a fire-up from the corner of the small nook. Mr. McIntosh, 98, sits in the chair next to his pottery wheel with ease, running his hand along a ceramic bowl with familiarity, though his failing eyesight prevents him from continuing to create his notable ceramic pieces.