Category Archives: Fourth of July

$1,000 Prize for Best 4th of July Parade Entry

This year, to add a little zing into the parade, PAPA in conjunction with American Legion Auxiliary POST 283 are announcing a $1,000 prize for the best local parade entry. Auxiliary treasurer Nancy Niles said, “The 4th of July Parade … Continue reading

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Plans for Palisades 4th Underway

Dear Fellow Palisadians, On behalf of the Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) board, I’m excited to announce our annual July 4th hometown parade and fireworks show.   Subject to approvals from state and local governmental agencies, we’ll bring to you the … Continue reading

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Golden Sparkplugs Honored at PPCC Awards Dinner

Five Pacific Palisades residents were honored as Golden Sparkplugs at the Community Council awards celebration on December 9 at the Bel-Air Bay Club. (See adjoining story about Citizen of the Year Chris Spitz.) Scott Cullen, Rick McGeagh, Matthew Rodman, Ingrid … Continue reading

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Mercer Family Wins 4th of July House Decorating Contest Once Again

The debate was heated between the 4th of July Home Decorating Contest judges: Susan Montgomery, Joan Sather, Rob Weber, Matt Rodman and Honorary Mayor Eugene Levy. They tried to decide whether to give the top prize to the Mercer home or … Continue reading

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Winners Announced for Fourth of July Kids on Bikes Contest

  It was not an easy choice to select the winners, said The Yogurt Shoppe owners, Christine and Adam Wolfson. They sponsored the Kids on Bike decorating contest for the 73rd annual Fourth of July Parade. Although an actual tally of contestants … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Why No Skydivers, No Flyover, and Delayed Fireworks

Circling the News spoke to Tom Falzone, a former Palisades resident who now coaches the West Point parachute team, and who had organized the skydivers for this year’s planned jump to begin PAPA’s Fourth of July parade. He, Anne Helliwell … Continue reading

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World-Renowned BASE Jumper on Skydiving Team

(Editor’s note: The following article has been reprinted with permission from the Palisades Americanism Parade Association. The skydivers will jump at 2 p.m. to start the parade.)   By LAUREL BUSBY Contributing Writer Skydiving caught Anne Helliwell’s imagination when she … Continue reading

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Joe Halper, Understated Activist, Aids Residents

(Editor’s note: This article is reprinted with permission by the Palisades Americanism Parade Association.) By LAURA ABRUSCATO Contributing Writer Palisadian Joe Halper was surprised and delighted to learn he was named co-parade marshal for this year’s Fourth of July Parade. … Continue reading

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4th of July Parade Co-Marshal: Dr. Mike Martini Serves the Town

(Editor’s note: This year co-parade marshals were chosen by the Palisades Americanism Parade Association. Circling the New received permission from PAPA to run this story. Tomorrow CTN will run the story of the other co-marshal.) By LAUREL BUSBY Contributing Writer … Continue reading

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Fireworks Show Returns to the Palisades July 4

There will be a fireworks show in Pacific Palisades at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Tickets will be sold ($5) online (Palisades4th.ticketleap.com). There may be limited seating at the Palisades High School stadium, so fewer tickets will be sold … Continue reading

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