Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year from the COURIER

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The Claremont COURIER news team would like to wish you and yours a very happy New Year! Just a reminder that City Hall will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 1, in commemoration of the holiday. City business will continue as usual on Wednesday. Keep a look out for the COURIER's first edition of the year this Saturday, January 5. Until then, happy 2013!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weekend wellness workshops at Claremont's Hughes Center

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The Claremont Community and Human Services Department welcomes residents to partake in a selection of workshops offered at the Alexander Hughes Center this Saturday, December 15.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon, a $20 Fun, Fit and Fabulous workshop will help participants explore health and fitness values, clarify a health and fitness vision and set realistic and attainable goals. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the department will offer a $50 Laugh and Learn workshop focused on getting rid of anxious feelings in a social setting, teaching fun exercises to enhance communication, strengthen leadership and build confidence.
The Alexander Hughes Community Center is located at 1700 Danbury Road in Claremont. For more information, call 399-5490.

Claremonter's Superstorm Sandy efforts continue

Thanks to the community, Phebie’s Needle Art has received more than 200 scarves, hats and knitted accessories for the store’s recent Yarn Relief campaign, sending victims of superstorm Sandy a gift of warmth.

All items were shipped to the east coast last week to provide warmth to those who continue to struggle in the wake of the storm.  The Packing House yarn shop will continue to ship knitted donations to the relief efforts. Those interested in donating an item may stop by Phebie’s Needle Art, located on the second floor of the Claremont Packing House at 532 W. First St. For more information, visit or call 624-5250. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Chamber hours changing for the holidays

For those interested in stopping by the Chamber of Commerce with guests during the upcoming holiday season, take note of the modified hours. 

The Chamber will be closed on December 24 and 25 as well as on December 31 and January 1. They will be open December 26-28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Chamber at 624-1681. The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is located at 205 Yale Avenue. 

Winter Guide out with variety of seasonal activities

Claremont's Winter 2013 Recreation & Activities Guide has officially made its way to Claremont doorsteps. Check out this season's list of classes, offered through February. For more information, call 399-5490 or view the guide online by visiting the city's website at

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

After Cyber Monday, comes Fair Trade Tuesday

After Back Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Fair Trade Claremont invites the community to participate in Fair Trade Tuesday by purchasing items from a local Fair Trade provider. The Claremont Village features 29 Fair Trade merchants, providing items that are made with ingredients that were traded legally and provide fair wages to the producers in developing countries. 

For more information on Fair Trade, visit 

Talented senior volunteers sought

The Claremont Senior Program is looking for highly talented community-orientated individuals interested in sharing their passion with the community. Instructors and group leaders are sought to provide low-cost and/or voluntary activities for the Spring Quarter, which begins March 2013. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, November 30, 2012. For more information, contact Nancy at 399-5488.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Get moving with Claremont walking group

Enjoy a healthy habit exploring the outdoors in a fun, motivating, and social way by joining Get Walking Claremont, a community group that conducts walks around the Claremont neighborhoods. Walks are held on Tuesdays in the Claremont Village at 9 a.m., Thursdays at the Thompson Creek Trail at 8 a.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at the Wilderness Park at 7:30 a.m. For more information and meeting points, contact (909) 399-5488 or email Scheduled walks are as follows:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Folk Music Center offers 'Uke Wednesdays' through November

Learn the Ukelele in 4 weeks with instructor Katy Stone at the Folk Music Center. Classes, geared toward adults and mature teens, run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through November.

No experience is necessary. Bring a uke or borrow one at the music center. The class is $80 and includes all 4 Wednesday sessions. For more information, or to sign up, call 624-2928. The Folk Music Center is located at 220 Yale Ave. in the Claremont Village.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Interfaith to host patriotic prayer circle

The Claremont Interfaith Council invites the public to join for an election eve gathering in celebration of the American Spirit. The event takes places Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the plaza of the Claremont Depot.

This event, sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Middle East Peace, is not political in nature. Rather, it is a gathering of faith organizations preparing the community through prayer and devotions “for the awesome privilege and responsibility of voting the next day,” according to the press release.

The Claremont Depot is located at First Street and Harvard. Learn more about the Interfaith Working Group by visiting them on Facebook: