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Joane Pickett was more than  a friendly face: Pickett Fences closes after 27 years on Blvd.

Joane Pickett was more than a friendly face: Pickett Fences closes after 27 years on Blvd.

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

To say that closing her beloved Larchmont Boulevard store of 27 years, Pickett Fences, was completely traumatizing, would be the understatement of the year. But that is what happened, and this is where we are. The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on many Larchmont businesses, both restaurant and retail, and as the pandemic wears […]

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Larchmont is going to the dogs (and cats): Tailwaggers to open in Flywheel spot

Larchmont is going to the dogs (and cats): Tailwaggers to open in Flywheel spot

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every dog has its day, and the dogs and cats of Larchmont will get their lucky day in March. That’s when Tailwaggers, the locally-owned small business of former Brookside resident Todd Warner, will open its doors in the former site of Flywheel and Blockbuster and Security Pacific Bank, and — once upon a time — […]

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Kip’s Toyland celebrates 75 years of good, old-fashioned fun

Kip’s Toyland celebrates 75 years of good, old-fashioned fun

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, I wrote the Larchmont Chronicle’s article celebrating Kip’s Toyland’s 70th anniversary. It’s now five years on, and life has changed quite a bit around the globe. But thankfully, not at Kip’s Toyland. “We just keep trucking along,” says Lily Kipper, the granddaughter and buyer / store-manager of store founder Irvin ‘Kip’ Kipper, […]

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Larchmont-area skateboarders seek a place of their own

Larchmont-area skateboarders seek a place of their own

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Skateboarding and Southern California go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or sunsets and the ocean. Or surfers and waves. So it’s only fitting that we should see skateboarders zipping up and down the streets of our SoCal neighborhoods on a daily basis. While many observers see skateboarding as harmless, youthful fun, others have been […]

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Quarantine inspires spring cleaning

Quarantine inspires spring cleaning

| April 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

Looking for something productive to do during quarantine? Why not tackle all of those items on your at-home to-do list? Spring cleaning is an annual tradition that people simultaneously dread and relish. It’s easy to dread the thought of attacking a huge mess, but it’s exhilarating once that mess is cleaned up, organized, and vanquished […]

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Is my child ready for sleep-away camp? Maybe, with a loving push

Is my child ready for sleep-away camp? Maybe, with a loving push

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The world has changed very quickly within the span of a few weeks, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but as I sit here sequestered in my home, typing away on my computer, I am living with the knowledge and hope that someday (sooner than later, please?) our children will return to their school campuses, […]

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