The opening concert of the Claremont Chorale’s 2012-2013 season will feature Ariel Ramirez’s folk drama, Navidad Nuestra (“Our Nativity”), which retells the Christmas story and forms the framework for a variety of Christmas music from ancient times up to the present.
In the concert will be held Friday, December 1 at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. The Chorale will also be joined by guitarists and percussionists, together providing a diverse and joyous holiday concert. The performance will be held at the Claremont Presbyterian Church.
Temple Beth Israel of Pomona will begin to celebrate the Chanukah starts the season with its annual Chanukah Festival on Sunday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Festival guests will be able to redeem their gold for premium cash value. Bring your gold jewelry, coins or estate pieces and redeem them for immediate cash. Vendors will also be on-site so guests can shop for their favorite holiday gifts while also partaking in gourmet food trucks. Temple Beth Israel is located at 3033 N. Towne Ave. in Pomona. Please call 626-1277 for further information.
The Pomona College “replica house” rests at its new home on North Mills Avenue adjacent to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Early last week the circa 1937 wood framed home was trucked through the streets of Claremont during an overnight move that took 9 to 10 hours. The house was purchased by Bruce Mills to be part of a North Claremont hilltop property which is undergoing a major reconfiguration. More in Wednesday’s edition. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
Longtime Claremont resident Hal Lynn carves a turkey on Wednesday during preparation for the 19th annual Thanksgiving dinner at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Claremont. A team of volunteers spent much of the day Wednesday getting ready for the meal, which is organized by Gayle Jensen and Kim McCurdy. On Thanksgiving Day many of the same volunteers fed hungry people at 5 Inland Valley locations. More in Wednesday's edition
Eleanor Clift, political reporter, television pundit and author, examines the outcome of the 2012 elections in “The Road Ahead: Is There a Mandate for Change?” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 in Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St. This lecture is free and open to the public.
As a contributor to Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast, Ms. Clift writes about politics and policy in Washington, DC. She has covered every presidential campaign since 1976
When zooming through Claremont, drivers seem to hardly notice the extra piece of hardware placed atop traffic lights throughout a series of city intersections, but the device doesn’t fail to notice them.
Thirty-six Automatic License Plate Readers, or ALPR cameras, are busy 24 hours a day collectively capturing an estimated 3600 images of license plates per minute, with the capability of photographing cars driving up to 160 miles per hour. Three additional cameras roam the city attached to police vehicles, and police hope to add more cameras to those ranks in the near future.
Businesses in the Claremont Village are sponsoring the 2nd annual “The More the Merrier” contest from Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 24. One lucky Village shopper will win a $100 Claremont Chamber of Commerce gift card.
Village shoppers are encouraged to collect all of their receipts from Village shops, salons and restaurants, dated beginning November 23, and take them to one of 8 village businesses where the receipts will be validated.
With the holidays upon us, the Friends of the Claremont Library will host its annual book sale, Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library.
An array of unique and distinctive books will be available, sure to delight each person on your gift list.
Sale organizers note there will be plenty for gifts, and plenty to keep for yourself.
The Claremont Community School of Music (CCSM) has come a long way since offering music lessons out of a church basement.
More than 40 years since those classes began, the not-for-profit organization has expanded from 4 founders to include dozens of teachers and more than 450 students, from young children to senior citizens. The number of aspiring Beethovens and Mozarts continues to soar each year.
There are a few guarantees when it comes to Thanksgiving. Someone will break etiquette by ignoring the unwritten “no politics at the dinner table” injunction. There will be a friendly but spirited battle over the remote between football fans and those itching to watch the Twilight Zone marathon. And there will be leftovers.
There was jubilation among a small cadre of representatives from Pomona College and the community who gathered Sunday at Walter’s Restaurant for wine, hors d’oeuvres and a screening of the latest episode of VH1’s Storytellers.
The featured artist, Taylor Swift, whose album “Red” currently graces the top spot in the US charts, comported herself beautifully during the filming, but that wasn’t the primary source of excitement.
It was the venue.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Thanksgiving came early for a few Claremont residents this year as representatives of Golden State Water and Claremont’s Joslyn Senior Center gifted 100 turkeys Wednesday to local needy families.
Senior center representatives provided Golden State with the names of families in need for this year’s Operation Gobble, an annual outreach program started and maintained by Golden State Water since 1990.
Claremont isn’t Operation Gobble’s only stop. Golden State representatives, equipped with a pickup truck of turkeys, will visit 75 communities in 10 counties throughout the state as part of the yearly outreach. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff