A playground is more than a playground. It’s a place where children can expand their brains, make friends, and build muscle. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. Now, nearly 400 kids from David & Margaret Youth and Family will have the opportunity to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive thanks to the generosity and heavy lifting of more than 200 people who transformed an empty lot into a kid-designed play space in less than eight hours on May 28.
Which street in Claremont is the most historic? Is it Indian Hill Boulevard, a path used by the local Native Americans and where the first white settler built a cabin there near 11th Street? The Alvarado family built their adobe at what is now Memorial Park and the founder of Claremont, Henry Austin Palmer, built his home there also. Is it Foothill Boulevard, Route 66, the Mother Road, the stuff of which songs are made, television shows are spawned and over which political battles were fought and won? Let’s consider, however, College Avenue.
The Candlelight Pavilion is presenting “Evita” now through June 28. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical follows Eva Perón’s journey from poverty and obscurity to status as Argentina’s First Lady.
Claremont mayor Corey Calaycay congratulates Eleanor Pierson during her retirement party on Friday at Foothill Country Day School in Claremont. Ms. Pierson worked for 50 years at the school performing a number of jobs including admissions director. During the party the children sang songs and the Head of School Mike Silva gave a heart felt tribute to her many years of service. Mr. Calaycay is also an alumnus of Foothill Country Day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It’s a strange turn of events that finds a mild-mannered urologist owning two priceless instruments, each representing the pinnacle of violinmaking.
The long story short is that in the 1980s, Dr. William “Bill” Sloan was given the chance to purchase the penultimate pair—a 1714 Stradivarius and a 1742 Guarneri violin—for $400,000 and $300,000, respectively.
The economy may be on the upswing, but several Claremont businesses took a hit last week when thieves broke in after hours and made off with their profits. The Sheriff of Nottingham was nowhere to be found when two thieves entered the Sherwood Florist between 5:30 p.m. on May 26 and 7:30 a.m. on May 27 and made off with two cash registers, a surveillance camera and company credit cards.
Golden State Water Company held a public meeting last Thursday to help Claremont customers better understand new mandatory water use restrictions and to offer information on conservation rebates and programs.
Pomona College unveiled the latest addition to its string of new buildings this week with the opening of Millikan Laboratory and a renovated Andrew Science Hall. The new structure replaces the original Millikan building, which was built in 1958 as part of the Seaver science complex. In recent years, the college felt Millikan was aging, with problems that included a cracked foundation and a structure that did not permit sustainability improvements.
It should be no surprise to anyone following the closing of the Claremont Golf Course last year, that the once green fairways and putting greens now take on golden brown drought colors. This aerial view looking west, shows Claremont High School in the background, the old driving range center right, and several holes located on top of the small hill overlooking the course. The University Consortium, who manages the property for the Claremont Colleges, has not mentioned any future plans for the land. Click to see our spectacular aerial video of the former golf course. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont High and San Antonio High will host combined commencement ceremonies Thursday, June 11 beginning at 5 p.m. at CHS. Baccalaureate for seniors and their families will take place this Sunday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Claremont United Church of Christ.
Foothill Country Day School will host an intimate assembly on Friday, June 5 to honor Eleanor Pierson, the school’s longest-serving member of the faculty. Mrs. Pierson, who has worked at Foothill Country Day for 50 years, is retiring.
Want a Claremont-friendly garden? Want to eliminate your lawn but keep your trees? Attend a free, low-water landscaping expo on Sunday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
Claremont Craft Ales will host a fundraiser Saturday, June 6, which will include a silent auction with paintings donated by Richard Martinez and Mitchell Martinez, photography by Ramak Fazel and Kurt Beardsley, a stone sculpture by Jim Coffman and additional pieces by Shaheen Beardsley, Chris Darrow, Annie Marquis, Karen Neiuber and other local artists.
Pétanque, an outdoor game similar to both horseshoes and the Italian bowling game Bocce, is fun for players of all ages and skill levels. As of May 31, players will meet each Sunday at 5 p.m. at the east end of June Vail Park at Grand Avenue and Bluefield Drive. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 399-5488.