| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Past president Brenda Lantieri earned a very special honor in return for her many years of dedication to the Burbank Noon Lions Club. Members gave her the Melvin Jones Fellowship award.
The honor was presented to Lantieri in recognition of years of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
At a time when everyone was moving out of Detroit, they moved in.
In a world where everyone wants bigger and better, they went smaller and worse.
In a country where people often pay lip service to making a difference in their community, they actually...
| May 17, 2013
I received an email about my recent post on cycling Thrill Hill Road in Eustis. I was reminded that the short, intense hill is part of the Camp Boggy Creek Challenge Ride on Sept. 7.
Camp Boggy Creek, founded by the late actor Paul Newman, provides a...
| May 16, 2013
I kicked off my cycling season last September with the Ronald McDonald House Ride-4-Ronald in Orlando. At 30 miles, it was a good early season distance for me, and you can't beat the combination of riding and raising money for a good cause. (There were...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...
| Sep 26, 2012
Telicia Gardner, of Chicago, plans to breast-feed her son, Josiah Neal, until he is a year old — for several reasons.
"It's healthier for the baby, cheaper than buying formula and it's helping me lose weight," said Gardner, who delivered on June...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:44 AM
The Festival of Children Foundation is taking its carousel-driven fundraising techniques to the Chicago area this weekend.
The Costa Mesa-based nonprofit is calling the event "The Carousel of Possible Dreams." Participants will ride a European salon...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:49 PM
A recent fundraising event in Illinois organized by the Festival of Children Foundation raised a little more than $150,000 for two charitable groups, according to a news release.
The effort by the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit benefited Ronald McDonald...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Cutting-edge lighting and striking visuals lit up the fifth annual musical and fashion extravaganza that benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama, staged at the sold-out Harris Theater, drew more than 1,900 attendees...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Members and husbands gathered for the Las Candelas annual Holiday Party on Dec. 16 at the Valley Hunt Club. The theme of the gala event was “It's the Hap-Happiest Time of the Year!”
The festive evening included caroling by the Towne Singers...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Local residents Nancy and Bob Wagner in December hosted members of the San Gabriel-Crescenta Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta and their guests at the group's annual Christmas party.
Attendees always enjoy seeing the extensive holiday scenes...