Children and animals walk hand in hand. American Indians often venerated their kinship with animals with totems. Kids don't need wooden carvings; they simply treasure their furry comrades (or feathered in this case).
September the first, 1939 is my own day that will forever live in infamy. I was 12 years old. Thousands of London school children had boarded trains in a mass exodus. It would be a weekend in the country – or so we had been told. Alas, the whole world soon knew that two days later we were at war and there was no returning to our homes for the foreseeable future.
The first ever Barking Picnic hosted by the Barking Flowers of the Mountain Communities was pawtastic. On Saturday, March 22 over 100 people attended the picnic in Frazier Park. The Barking Flowers hosted this event to raise awareness and funds for the Dogs on Deployment program (a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner's service commitments).
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Set aside as a national holiday to honor the men and women who died while serving their country in the military, Memorial Day 2014 is just around the corner.
Every child deserves a good mother – but not every child gets one. Abandoned, abused, aborted; that is the lot of many children. A card to honor this type of mother would never sell. Yet there are many of these mothers in the world.
One of the neat things about living in Santa Clarita is that you don't have to go far to take advantage of the arts. The Go Jazz big band will be performing "A Jazz Prelude to Summer."
l. The annual tournament of the Pessimistic Golfers Club scheduled for next month will probably be postponed or perhaps completely canceled.
Like many of us here in Santa Clarita, Phil Lantis was born and educated somewhere else. A farm in a small Oregon town was his home, and he studied film at State University of New York in Purchase, which, according to census data, has just over 27,000 people. That makes Santa Clarita a metropolis by comparison, but Lantis's small town background is a good fit for staging art and events in this growing community.
Congratulations to the Placerita Ballroom team! The team of 19 students competed at the High Desert Dance Classic on March 15 at the Antelope Valley College. The ballroom team consists of the following students:
Mom passed away on Feb 22, 2013.
Most theatre goers have heard of 1989's Miss Saigon, the Vietnam-era spin on Madame Butterfly by the creators of Les Miserables. But when the winner of that year's Olivier Award (London's version of the Tony's) was announced, the winner was Return to the Forbidden Planet, which enjoys a striking new stage revival at the Repertory East
There are certain jobs that are unpleasant, that few would want to do but because society demands it, they have to be done and someone has to do them.
As a youngster growing up in suburban London in the 1940s and 1950s, I would get the flu at least once a year, and the episodes would be pretty severe with shivers and shakes and aches that went right through the bones.
It was a long hot day in the sun, but our 5-year-old boys stayed strong and kept their heads in the game, even though they were physically tired heading into the semifinals.
Artwork by Fair Oaks Ranch fifth-graders Milee and Luka in teacher Tarah Davis' art classes.
It seems like just yesterday my fellow City Councilmembers and I cut the ribbon to open the Canyon Country Community Center.
Every day they die for our freedom.
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I could write a book on the subject – four different ways. I'm an expert!
Two teams from the SCV All-Stars competitive cheer program emerged on top of the nation's best competition, winning national championships in their divisions of the Summit Varsity All Levels National Championship held in Orlando, Fla.
We would like to thank the good folks and judges at the 2014 Citrus Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival and Car Show. It is an honor to win the Best in Show Trophy for Cathy's 1970 VW Bug.
Newhall Elementary School's second-graders presented a musical version of "Jack and the Beanstalk," written by John Heath and published by Bad Wolf Press.
This summer I interviewed a pair of sisters barely out of high school who'd lost their mother but found her journal.