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First Responders honored at annual Trailblazer Luncheon

First Responders honored at annual Trailblazer Luncheon

| March 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Members of the Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce (GMMCC) met on Zoom to honor the recipients of the 2021 Trailblazer Award last month. The award ceremony recognized first responders from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). A heavy roster of speakers spoke of the importance of their […]

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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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Cooking and music… and ooh la la, 25 years later

Cooking and music… and ooh la la, 25 years later

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

“Food kind of brought us together,” says chef and financier Gene Straub of meeting his wife Janneke. To be fair, music and the City of Lights also played a role in the Larchmont Village couple’s romance. While Janneke lived in the French capital, Gene’s route to Paris was a circuitous one, starting on the East […]

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Commonalities and a devious blind date lead to marriage

Commonalities and a devious blind date lead to marriage

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kathi and Mike Genewick grew up two blocks apart in Lockport, New York, a town of 25,000 in the snow belt near Buffalo. There, as Kathi states, “Everybody knows everybody.” They attended the same schools, shared friends, and he, three years her senior, dated one of her older sisters before turning his attention to Kathi. […]

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Margaret Sowma, 105, community activist

Margaret Sowma, 105, community activist

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Margaret Sowma, 105, died Jan. 10 at St. John of God assisted living, after a battle with COVID-19. The longtime Windsor Square resident had been a block captain for the Windsor Square Association, an alternate director on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and a labor and community activist. Born in Connecticut, as a child she […]

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Love bloomed in the Catskills and at Village Pizzeria

Love bloomed in the Catskills and at Village Pizzeria

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Steve and Nancy Cohen, owners of Village Pizzeria on Larchmont Boulevard, met at Queens College in New York. They had mutual interests and friends, and one weekend Nancy asked Steve for a ride upstate to her friend’s bungalow. During the summer and on weekends, Steve worked in hotels in the Catskills. Top stars and comedians […]

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