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Schools recommence in-person graduation ceremonies

Schools recommence in-person graduation ceremonies

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

During a year unlike most, seniors, their families and school officials worked together to create commencement ceremonies that were safe, hopeful and properly acknowledged the accomplishments of the class of 2021. • • • Immaculate Heart High School, class of 1991 graduate, Tyra Banks, addressed 108 seniors Wed., June 2 at the Hollywood Bowl. Banks […]

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Toast St. Patrick’s Day at Bergin’s, Cat & Fiddle, Farmers Market

Toast St. Patrick’s Day at Bergin’s, Cat & Fiddle, Farmers Market

| March 4, 2021 | 2 Comments

  Tom Bergin’s is back and open for business! With a tent ready to welcome patrons to enjoy an outdoor, socially distant pint in the 8,000-square foot parking lot, the public house at 840 S. Fairfax Ave. is ready just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Protocols are in place per health department guidelines, says […]

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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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