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New things to come in 2021 for Scout troops and packs

New things to come in 2021 for Scout troops and packs

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, Boy and Cub Scouts still meet (albeit via Zoom), participate in activities together (outdoors and socially distanced), and explore new territory (though maybe closer to home). Cub Scouts Pack 16 Cubmaster Alexandra Liston of Cub Scouts Pack 16 (for grades kindergarten to 5th), which meets through St. Brendan School, said […]

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The highs — and lows — of Brookside’s El Rio del Jardin de las Flores

The highs — and lows — of Brookside’s El Rio del Jardin de las Flores

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Brookside’s stream, El Rio del Jardin de las Flores, has had some highs and lows over the last few years, both in the amount of water moving through the streambed, and in the ongoing research to preserve the stream. Last September, Brookside resident Nancy Levine reached out to the Larchmont Chronicle with an update, letting […]

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Generous gifts saved Marionettes

Generous gifts saved Marionettes

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bob Baker Marionette Theater (BBMT) is celebrating because its fundraising campaign “Keep Imagination Alive” has already met — and even exceeded — its $365,000 goal. BBMT began the campaign in November in a desperate move to pay rent and keep the lights on, said Winona Bechtle, director of development. She added that the board and […]

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Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Newstat, Chevalier’s manager, 72

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Newstat, Chevalier’s manager, 72

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth “Liz” Clare Newstat, Hancock Park, passed away last month. She was 72. A long time employee and manager at Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont Boulevard, Newstat was considered the local aficionado on all things literary. Some of her work included selecting books for Chevalier’s, meeting with publishers and planning author events, as well as the […]

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‘Professor Know-It-All’ knew it all for 32 years at Chronicle

‘Professor Know-It-All’ knew it all for 32 years at Chronicle

| December 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month was the final installment of William Bentley’s “Professor Know-It-All” column. Bentley has been answering queries regarding word and phrase etymology for Larchmont Chronicle readers for 32 years. Bentley first pitched the idea to Jane Gilman, founder and former publisher of the Chronicle, because he thought the paper needed something lighthearted and fun. The […]

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Insider Jane Gilman makes rounds for book ‘Inside Hancock Park’

Insider Jane Gilman makes rounds for book ‘Inside Hancock Park’

| December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Buy an autographed copy of “Inside Hancock Park” by Jane Gilman and hear her speak on the history of the neighborhood at a Zoom talk through the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Wed., Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for a copy of the autographed book and the presentation, or pay $10 for […]

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