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Michele E. Buttelman: A bevy of royal beauties are crowned

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Posted: June 24, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 24, 2012 1:55 a.m.

As June winds down without my beloved June gloom I believe we are due for one hot summer!


Kudos to new royalty

It was a beautiful pageant staged by the Miss SCV Scholarship Program at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The venue was perfect and all the girls looked like winners to me. Congrats to the new regional titleholders: Little Miss SCV Alexandria Salazar; Junior Miss SCV Brooke Dawson; Miss Teen SCV Madison Summers; Miss SCV Amanda Larsson-Dally; Ms. SCV Brigitte Prouty and Mrs. SCV Amanda Lee Wasvary-Ransdell. Celine Hass was named the 2012 Miss Teen Superior Queen. There were 51 contestants in the pageant. An event of that scope takes a lot of hard work and dedication to pull off. Kudos to Pageant Executive Director Mardi Rivetti, Dawnel DeRubeis, assistant pageant director, Deanna Rivetti, the judges chaperon and the judges, Margo Hudson, Gary Choppe, Tripp Jones, Barbara Myler and Deborah Montague, as well as the auditor Tom Iland.


Santa Clarita Ballet Co.

I recently had the privilege of attending two fantastic ballets in the same week. First, I saw the legendary Bolshoi Ballet perform "Swan Lake" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. The Bolshoi was all athletic prowess, glitter and glam. It was spectacular. Two days later I watched with rapt admiration as the Santa Clarita Ballet Co. performed "Peter Pan" - choreographed by Pam Sosa of the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy - and "Roundabout" an original ballet choreographed by Carol Guidry, artistic director of the Santa Clarita Ballet Company. Enchanting, fun and entertaining. Again, a spectacular evening of dance!


Happy Leap Second!

From my physicist friend Skip Newhall: On Saturday, June 30 an extra second - called a "leap second" - will be inserted into the world's clocks just before midnight UTC, or 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The purpose is to keep the atomic clocks synchronized with the Earth's rotation. The insertion occurs simultaneously all over the world, without regard to time zones. Leap seconds occur roughly every 3 years. The previous Leap Second was added Dec.31, 2008.


For your planning calendar

The 10th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, announced Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Board President Ed Bolden. This year's signature event will be held at Bridgeport Park in Valencia. Matt Gunderman of Boston Scientific (and SDFHC board member) has once again agreed to chair the event.

Michele E. Buttelman is the features and entertainment editor of The Signal. She can be reached by email at Follow SCV Scene on Facebook and @SCVScene on Twitter.



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