This year's Claremont COURIER Almanac will really hit home with people who grew up here and remember the many changes Claremont to make the city what is it today. But we also wanted to see what Claremont's neighborhoods are like today. This also includes the current state of probably Claremont's most unique neighborhood...Palmer Canyon. Yes, a few people still live up there, even though nothing has really changed since it was ravaged by fire 9 years ago. With the Olympics in full swing, we take a unique look at the plans of young athletes with dreams of hitting the big time. It's not an easy journey. So take your time and keep this edition handy, there's a ton of great stuff...and it's all about Claremont. We will be posting particular stories from the Almanac on the homepage over the next few days. Right now the entire edition is posted online in PDF format. Enjoy.
No city knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July better than Claremont. So to help you prepare for the holiday, the COURIER will publish a special section tomorrow that will help you navigate through the fun-filled day. The day begins with the Freedom 5000 run, pancake breakfast and opening ceremonies. The afternoon festivities are highlighted by the parade and the day closes with the very popular fireworks display. For a full schedule of the day's events, maps and profiles on the honored groups and citizens, see our Fantastic Fourth special section in Saturday's edition.
This year we have combined 2 great special sections into one. Our annual Rites of Spring section focuses this year on Earth Day activities and ideas. In addition, we knew it's the season for wedding bells and our Spring Bride section has intimate details about wedding planning and advice.
Today's Parent has a long and successful history with the Claremont COURIER. Started 28 years ago as a monthly parenting magazine, this special section has acknowledged that families are still quite interested in quality parenting information. This year's main feature focuses on student homework. This is a subject most parents will have a strong opinion on. Is there too much, or too little? And how important is homework in the development of your child as they work through many of life's challenges. We found out there are many unique perspectives. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With Black Friday inching closer, it now becomes a serious time to review and whittle down your holiday shopping list. Which is why each year the COURIER produces an informational Holiday Magazine to give you much needed tips and insights in shopping Claremont. Don't miss this special section online now and in your Wednesday newspaper. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The COURIER's annual Fourth of July special section is bigger and better than ever. It has everything you will need to know about Claremont holiday festivities...from the morning 5k running race, events happening all day in Memorial Park, the parade starting at 4 p.m. and of course the fireworks spectacular later in the evening. You just won't be able to leave home without it!
This year's Healthy Living special section is predictably focused on biking given all the excitement for the AMGEN professional bike race Saturday May 21. Inside we have features about biking for people of all ages, including tips on all the activities this weekend in Claremont. Look for Healthy Living inside your Saturday COURIER or take a look starting Friday online.
Rachael Ranney didn't listen to
her friends and family who
urged her not to adopt a child as
a single woman. Instead she followed
her heart and couldn't be happier.
"She's the best thing that's ever happened to me,"
the Claremont native said.
That "she" is Amira. Now nearly 3 years old,
Amira came into Ms. Ranney's life as an infant
through a small adoption agency in Ethiopia. The
stars aligned and a new family was created.