Dressed up as President George Washington, Peter Small gives a history lesson about our first president on Thursday at the Claremont Public Library. Mr. Small explained the reason for the serious expression in President Washington’s portrait was because the artist instructed him to remove his fake teeth. Be sure to check out our complete "FUN Fabulous 4th" special section at the bottom of the story inside. COURIER photo/Helen Arase
Since 1949, the Village Grille has been a staple in the Claremont Village.
Whether you’re a Grille regular, sidling up to the counter, or a visitor to town, seated outside to watch the world go by, the special of the day is the same friendly service and rib-sticking food.
With red vinyl booths, black-and-white linoleum and a soundtrack of golden oldies rock ‘n roll—“I’m the kind of guy who can never settle down…”—the restaurant offers a welcome slice of Americana.
After his legs were paralyzed in a work injury, life hasn’t just gone on for Bruce Cornell. It has been an adventure, filled with peak experiences and fantastic people.
The wheelchair athlete recently shared his challenges and triumphs, including unforgettable feats like skydiving and competing in the Boston Marathon, with some 23 kids enrolled in Claremont Unified School District’s Summer Day Camp.
The annual Fourth of July event is right around the corner, and includes the following:
The Kiwanis pancake breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Park. The 1K kids fun run will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., beginning and ending at Memorial Park. The 5K run/walk will be held between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Memorial Park.
Memorial Park will host booths, games and food vendors throughout the day. Anyone wishing to participate in the T. Willard Hunter Speakers’ Corner should sign up now. Word is, there are only a few late afternoon time slots left. Contact Karen Rosenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Claremont and Pomona police search a home on West Sage Street in Claremont Tuesday evening following a report of prowlers in the neighborhood. Police received the initial call at 8:20 p.m. when a resident reported seeing two male suspects jump over a wall leading to a neighbor’s backyard. Shortly after, another neighbor saw three suspects fleeing the location and briefly chased them while calling police. The suspects scattered but one was apprehended near the corner of Mountain Avenue and Base Line Road. Despite the assistance of Pomona K-9 unit and a helicopter from Ontario the other two suspects eluded capture. Arrested was Roman Henderson, 21, of Victorville, who was held on $50,000 bail and will remain in custody until a court hearing July 3. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
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.