Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spooktacular takes over Claremont Village

Get your annual dose of thrills and chills at Claremont's annual Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 31, in the Claremont Village.

Enjoy trick-or-treating at Village businesses from 3 to 5 p.m.—sponsored by the city of Claremont and Village Marketing Group—as well as games, entertainment and face painting at the Depot from 4 to 7 p.m. Dress up your four-legged friend for the Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest at 5 p.m. and stick around for a wildlife presentation by The Animal Guys at 5:30 p.m. A costume contest for the kids will take place at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on this year's Spooktacular, visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us or call 399-5490.

Kudos to new Claremont Eagle Scout

Cameron Michael Emmons, a senior at Claremont High, received the honor of Eagle Scout on Saturday, October 6. The ceremony took place at Good Shepherd Church.  Cameron is a member of Troop 402, active in Claremont for the past 50 years.  His Eagle Scout project was to make trail head signs and mile markers for the Claremont Wilderness Park. With the completion of his project, Cameron joins over 80 Troop 402 scouts who have received the Eagle Scout honor. Congrats, Cameron!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tri-City seeks mental health commissioners

Tri-City Mental Health Services is seeking applications from members of the community, consumers of mental health services and family members of these consumers to participate on their Mental Health Commission. Some of the duties include reviewing and evaluating the area’s mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems; advising the Tri-City Governing Board and the executive director as to any aspects of Tri-City’s mental health program; reviewing and approving the agency’s procedures in order to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the mental health planning process; reviewing and making recommendations on applicants for the appointment of the agency’s director of mental health services, among others.

Persons interested in becoming a member of the Tri-City Mental Health Commission may access application forms online at www.tricitymhs.org, or by contacting the agency at 623-6131. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Local 'Shake Out' event to offer tips, earthquake kits

Linda Chavez, from Community Senior Services will discuss how to keep yourself safe during an earthquake on Thursday, October 18, at 1 p.m.

Participants will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win one of several earthquake starter kits. The event takes place at the Medicare Information & Vitality Center, Pomona Valley Heath Center Building, 1601 Monte Vista Avenue, Suite 275.  RSVPs are required as space is limited. To reserve a spot, call 800-251-8191, ext. 625 or 800-505-7150. 

De-clutter with Gardens' tips

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Cut the clutter and overhead expenses to live hassle free. This one-day workshop will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 A.m. at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 900 E. Harrison Ave. Each attendee will receive a "Downsizing Resource Guide" listing agencies and entities to contact for things such as house items, books, donations, moving services, space planning and interior design. For more information or to register, please call Mt. San Antonio Gardens at 624-5061.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Claremont med center hosts fall celebration, Q&A

Get your health plan questions answered by a Medicare specialist at an open house, fall harvest celebration at the Medicare Information & Vitality Center this Monday, October 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Discover what the center can do for you: Medicare information, community resources, health education, social events and more. Refreshments will be provided along with hourly raffles. 2013 enrollment applications will also be available. 

The Medicate Information & Vitality Center is located at the Pomona Valley Health Center Building, 1601 Monte Vista Avenue, Suite 275 in Claremont. RSVPs are required as space is limited. To call 800-251-8191, ext. 625 or 800-505-7150.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Claremont chamber honored for commitment to community

The Claremont Village Marketing Group (CVMG) was awarded the Claremont Colleges 2012 Community Partner of the Year Award on, at the annual Town/Gown reception held on Wednesday, October 3 at the home of Dr. Deborah Freund, president of Claremont Graduate University.

The Village marketing group was nominated because of its outstanding partnership with the colleges in enhancing Claremont’s town-gown relationships. Each year, the Village Marketing Group joins with the Colleges to help welcome new students and their parents to the lively community of Claremont.  CVMG arranges for ambassadors from various Village merchants to participate in resource fairs organized for student, parent and international orientation programs, as well as Alumni Weekend activities.  They have been instrumental in organizing the participation of city council members in the orientation programs, as well as promote an Open House night in the Village each fall to welcome students, faculty and staff to the Village.  They are also an important participant in the Colleges’ annual Five-College Turf Dinner and Club Fair.
The Community Partner of the Year Award is given annually at the fall Town and Gown reception to recognize one business, community agency, business and/or community person who has contributed significantly during the past academic year to enhance Town/Gown relations with a special focus on students. This recognition underscores the Colleges’ growing efforts to strengthen community ties, especially in the city of Claremont.