Category Archives: Holidays

$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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“Outside the Box” Mother’s Day Gifts

MEMBERSHIP TO THE WOMAN’S CLUB: If your mom has everything, including all the clothes, jewelry, candy and household items, she’s ever wanted, it means that selecting something for a Mother’s Day gift could present a problem. Those with parents in … Continue reading

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Seven Arrows Opens Aldersgate’s Doors to Community for Centennial Celebration

 Seven Arrows Elementary will open its doors at its location at the historic Aldersgate, 925 Haverford Avenue, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. “We are excited to continue the tradition of community service that began with the … Continue reading

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PAPA Seeks a Fourth of July Theme 

The Palisades Americanism Parade Association is seeking a theme for the 2022 Parade. Themes need to be short, ideally, three-to-four word phrases (see the winners below). Enter more than once if you can’t decide which of your creative efforts is … Continue reading

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Three Major April Religious Celebrations Underway

  With the start of Passover, Christian’s Holy Week and Ramadan, the month of April includes three major religious observances. CHRISTIAN HOLY WEEK – APRIL 10 to 17 Holy Week, one of the most sacred dates in the Christian calendar … Continue reading

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Community Effort: YMCA, Seven Arrows and Residents Provide Backpacks

Members of the Palisades-Malibu YMCA joined with the Antelope Valley YMCA in Lancaster to hand out school backpacks filled with school supplies and snacks to local elementary school children and their families on December 18. Palisades-Malibu YMCA Board members Dr. Anita … Continue reading

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“Holly Jolly Christmas” Can Come Any Day

  “Holly Jolly Christmas,” sung by Burl Ives, was echoing through the house – his singing just seemed to make everything happy. The kids were decorating Christmas cookies, the tree was trimmed, the tiny little Dickens village was set up, … Continue reading

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Playing the Holy Family – and the Magic of Christmas

My second born had colic. During the day he was the sweetest child, but at night just like Jekyll, he turned into a screaming stranger. The crying went on for three to four hours every night and doctors couldn’t offer … Continue reading

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“It’s a Wonderful Life,” a Wonderful Celebration at Theatre Palisades

We now can enjoy two annual Christmas celebrations in Pacific Palisades. One, the revived Ho!Ho!Ho! in Temescal Canyon, provides a warm community event. This year, family and children gathered with Santa at Simon Meadow on a Saturday. The second event … Continue reading

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Angels Whispering Messages of Peace 

(Editor’s note: this was first printed in December 2004, when my children were 13, 11 and 8. ) Since the time I was a baby, every Christmas I heard the song “It came upon a midnight clear. . ..” I’ve … Continue reading

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