Friday, September 27, 2013

Joslyn teams with Arthritis Foundation in new class offering

Local seniors are getting moving at Claremont's Joslyn and Blaisdell senior centers thanks to a new exercise program geared at building strength while addressing pain and fatigue.

Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, this low-impact exercise developed by physical therapists and aims to keep joints flexible, muscles strong, increase energy, help participants sleep better and improve overall quality of life. Classes are led by a certified instructor and may be taken either standing or sitting and are simple enough to be practiced at home.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Claremont After School Program gains new classroom

The Claremont After School Program (CLASP) is expanding. Beginning in October, CLASP services will also be provided at the Blaisdell Community Center. The program will operate independently Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. CLASP’s mission is to help elementary school children enhance their academic, organizational and social skills by providing high quality after-school programs in Claremont Unified School District neighborhoods. CLASP is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with their efforts. For more information about their program, visit

Friday, September 20, 2013

A buck for a book at the Claremont Forum this weekend

Claremonters have new incentive to pick up their next read. The Claremont Forum, located at 586 W. First St.—on the first floor of the Claremont Packing House—is offering its abundance of books at a special discount price this weekend. Today, Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23, it’s a book for a buck. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s Prison Library Project.

The Forum is open Friday and Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, call 626-3066. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Inter Valley kicks off contest and fundraiser for furry friends

Inter Valley Health Plan is calling for entries to its inaugural Cutest Pet Contest.  Submissions will be accepted from September 15 to 21, and voting will proceed the following week September 23 to 28 via Inter Valley’s Facebook page. 

For each contestant who enters, Inter Valley will donate $5 in honor of the first place winner to the Inland Valley Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals up to $1,000 maximum. Additionally, the first place winner will receive recognition in Inter Valley’s Interview Magazine and through the company’s social media platforms. The first through third place winners will also receive a special pet swag bag.

To enter the contest, email your pet’s cutest picture to between September 15 and 21. Be certain to include your name, phone number and your pet’s name. Only one entry allowed per person.