The local nonprofit organization Shoes That Fit recently concluded its Backpack Campaign, a community wide effort that yielded 250 backpacks—each filled with a pair of brand-new athletic shoes, socks and school supplies—for kids in need.
These precious parcels, intended to help youngsters get off on the right foot for the school year, were distributed to children in the Claremont, Upland, Montclair, Ontario and Fontana school districts.
Claremont residents will descend upon the LA County Fair on Thursday, September 26 to party in honor of all things Claremont for the annual Claremont Day extravaganza. Three Claremonters will have extra reason to celebrate this year.
Axel Garcia, Betty Crocker and Helaine Goldwater have been named this year’s Claremont Community Heroes and will be honored in a special “Salute to our Heroes” taking place at 5:30 p.m. in Expo Hall 4.
The moon was an easy sight to notice right after sunset Monday as seen here through the palms from Moab Drive in Claremont. Because a full moon always rises at sunset, another sighting is due after 7:09 p.m. tonight. The sky clearly will be darker because each moonrise occurs 50 minutes later than the previous day. Weather for this week will remain hot, sunny and summerlike, with highs around 90, and lows in the 60s. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Before the school year begins, the city of Claremont is throwing one last hurrah. A children's concert with music from The Happy Crowd! will take place this evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Park.
Everything that’s old is new again. That’s the motto behind the Claremont Village’s latest concept, DeeLux, which has taken over the vacancy left behind by odds-and-ends boutique Raku. The DeeLux concept is equally eclectic.
One person’s hand-me-downs become another person’s bounty at this family-run business that thrives on buying, selling and exchanging clothes, shoes, handbags and other goods. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pilgrim Place officially launches the build-up to its centennial anniversary with this year’s Catch the Spirit of Pilgrim Place. The event, scheduled for Saturday, August 17, will celebrate with an old-fashioned picnic.
“Pilgrim Place first opened its doors in 1915 in Claremont as a home for missionaries on furlough,” Bill Cunitz, Pilgrim Place president and CEO said. Check out this and other happenings in Claremont.
Longtime Claremont resident Peggy Robertson, 83, smiles at her daughter Ann Hanson as Ms. Robertson recalls an event from her past during a recent Yesteryear’s Café at Claremont Place. Ms. Robertson and her daughter were attending the support group for the first time. Yesteryear’s Cafe, or “memory cafes” as they are often called, put a spin on the traditional support group format. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Love is in the air at the Fairplex. Inter Valley Health Plan will host the “To Love Again—Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love,” conference on Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center.
Whether you are looking for the love of your life or just want to understand your current relationship, this conference provides tools to help you love and be loved again.
Books won’t be the only things filling up the Claremont Public Library come September 2.
As soon the children’s summer reading program comes to a close, the construction crews are moving in as the library’s well-used and well-loved children’s section receives a much-needed upgrade.
This is the first time the children’s section has received updated digs since the local library first opened its doors in 1975.
While speed increases remain uncertain for a dozen Claremont streets, officials can now guarantee 3 of those in question will remain at reasonable speeds.
The California Department of Transportation recently approved the city’s application to reclassify Scripps Drive, Radcliffe Drive and Scottsbluff Drive (between Mills Avenue and Lassen Way) as local roadways. This designation will allow the city to keep speed limits on these designated roads at 25 miles per hour.
A cyclist has to ride on the sidewalk to get past a closed and barricaded portion of Second Street recently in the Claremont Village. Second Street between Harvard Avenue and approximately half way to Yale Avenue is completely shut down as work crews with Southern California Edison replace an underground vault. The construction, which previously closed Second at College Avenue, is expected to continue for 2 more weeks. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff