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January 26, 2008

GUESTS TO MEET DESIGNERS AT FIRST KITCHEN TOUR

Kitchen designers will impart their expertise on renovations in the “Meet the Designers Burbank Kitchen Tour” benefit sponsored by Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

The kitchen tour begins with a luncheon and speakers’ panel of professional kitchen designers, followed by a five-kitchen self-guided tour of renovated homes in the Burbank hills.

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Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door, and can be ordered by calling event organizer Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood at (818) 845-1734.

The event organizer is Laura Snow, whose newly remodeled home is on the tour.

The luncheon and designers panel begins at 12:30 p.m. at 1302 N. Glenoaks Blvd., and features California Kitchens designer Denyse Barbas, interior designer and cookbook author Marlene Oliphant and Burbank-based general contractor William Withers. The tour addresses and a map will be distributed at the luncheon check-in. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818) 845-5201 or visit www.BTEE.org.

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FAMERS MARKET KICKS OFF 25TH YEAR WITH ROSES

The Burbank Certified Farmers Market is starting its 25th year in Burbank, with a series of demonstrations at the market from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The Los Angeles Rose Society is sending a representative today and Feb. 2 to demonstrate the proper way to prune roses. There are four plant sellers at the market as well as the usual fresh fruits and vegetables.

Another innovation is the sale of a book of 10 $1 dollar gift certificates for $10.

The market is operated by volunteers from the Burbank Certified Farmers Market Guild, headed by President Elaine Paonessa, Vice President Kay Hamilton, Secretary Lorraine White and Treasurer Jane Mulder. A portion of the proceeds help to furnish medical care to those who cannot afford it through the Providence St. Joseph Foundation.

The market is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday at Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue.

For more information on the Farmers Market, the Market Guild, or to volunteer, call Paonessa at (818) 845-6851.

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SCOUTS DELIVER BASKETS TO NEEDY AND RAISE FUNDS

Cub Scouts from Pack 225 in Burbank spent the holiday season delivering food baskets to needy families.

Scouts donated household items such as paper towels, nonperishable food items and toys. The pack partnered with St. Francis Xavier Church, which coordinates the basket delivery to local families.

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