The Claremont Senior Program honored key volunteers during its annual awards ceremony at the Alexander Hughes Community Center on June 4. City staff and the Committee on Aging presented the 2015 Senior Program Volunteer Awards, highlighting six volunteers and one community organization, that have provided especially significant services to the community.
The Happy Crowd will perform at the opening children’s concert tonight, Wednesday, June 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, Kiwanis will offer a variety of concessions, with proceeds benefitting the concert program. For more information, visit the city website at www.claremontca.org or call (909) 399-5490.
It's been another typical week in Claremont as busy commuters head to work on this hot summer day. That includes traveling down Indian Hill Boulevard at First Street in the Village area. The weather will remain hot all week, with sunny skies and high temperatures in the 90s. No relief is in sight, as lows will remain in the 60s. It's safe to say summer has officially arrived in Southern California. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont Educational Foundation awarded the David L. Rose Instrumental Music Scholarship to Sophia Lin and the Teddie Warner Community Outreach Scholarship to Chloe Amarilla and Mackenzie Orr. To learn more about CEF, visit http://www.claremonteducationalfoundation.org.
In addition to being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) last December, Baldy View ROP has also been granted accreditation by the council on Occupation Education (COE). The COE was founded in 1971 and its accreditation is a mark of assured quality and integrity in career technical education. It has long been regarded by the US Secretary of Education as a reliable authority in assessing the quality of education in the institutions it accredits.
The city of Claremont, in partnership with the Claremont Museum of Art and Claremont Graduate University Art Business/Art Management Public Art students, is seeking artists to showcase work at the Alexander Hughes Community Center. The exhibit will run from August through November 2015.
Parker Emerson has been named Ambassador of the Month by international disaster relief organization, ShelterBox USA. Mr. Emerson was selected from a group of nearly 400 ambassador volunteers nationwide, who actively raise funds and awareness for the charity through public engagements.
UPDATED: A strong level of motivation was evident in the healthy turnout at a Low-Water Expo held Sunday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The free event, which ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., was organized by members of Sustainable Claremont’s DRIP (Drought Resistance Irrigation Program).
DRIP, according to the Sustainable Claremont website, promotes “attractive, climate-appropriate landscapes in Claremont,” encourages the use of efficient irrigation, water conservation and water reclamation and provides resources to help local property owners achieve those aims.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In 1965, Lyndon Johnson was in his second full year as president, 34 people died in the Watts riots, the average American home cost $13,500, the Beatles had five number-one hits and Eleanor Pierson reported for her first day of work at Foothill Country Day School. Last Friday, current staff, students and a few members of the community came to honor Ms. Pierson’s last day of work, a tenure that spanned 50 years.
Claremont High School and San Antonio High school students begin to file up on the stage at CHS to receive their diplomas from school administrators this evening at the schools’ commencement. Be sure to see our spectacular aerial video from the event. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Brian Desatnik, Claremont’s director of community development, and Loretta Mustafa, city engineer, will discuss the development of a municipal separate storm sewer system at the next meeting of Active Claremont at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 in the Santa Fe room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The public is invited. For information, call (909) 621-1235.
Things are going to look a little different here in Claremont. Soon will be gone the green grass and inefficient sprinkler systems peppered throughout the city and in their place will be smart, updated irrigation technology and water-wise landscaping.
The streets of Claremont were filled with smiling faces on Wednesday afternoon as members of the city’s police department and local athletes hit the pavement to raise awareness for Special Olympics Southern California and their mission. Claremont police employees including explorers, dispatchers, patrol staff, records clerks and jailers ran over two miles through the center of town as they participated in the Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run on June 10.