March 10, 2007
Cub Scouts celebrate anniversary of founding Cub Scout Pack #225 celebrated the founding of the Cub Scout program on Feb. 23 with a luau-themed Blue and Gold Banquet at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Burbank. February is the anniversary month of the Boy Scouts of America, which was organized in February 1910. The Cub Scout program was organized 20 years later. Pack #225's banquet featured a Cub Scout sing-along, slide-show and arts and crafts made by the boys. Parent leaders Pam Lue neburg and Olivia Boyce played a key role in organizing the event, and Peter Miller put together the slide show.
March 13, 2004
Auctioneer chosen for Scouts auction The auctioneer will be David S. Cohan for the 30th annual Big Strike Auction on March 20 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. This event benefits the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America. Cohan has a reputation as being a highly entertaining and skilled auctioneer, said event chairman Sam Engel Jr. He has provided master of ceremonies and auctioneering duties for public and private institutions and nonprofit organizations.
November 30, 2002
Molly Shore Thanksgiving is not always a Norman Rockwell moment of friends and family feasting at an oversized table overflowing with food. For many seniors and shut-ins, it is a lonely time. But this year, as in past years, the Beverly Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Joslyn Adult Center joined forces to bring a home-cooked meal to elderly residents. Joslyn recruited community volunteers to take holiday dinners to people who would otherwise not have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, said Renee Crawford, the center's social services supervisor.
November 24, 2001
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Nearly 100 homebound senior adults had a complete, hot Thanksgiving dinner delivered to their home Thursday by Boy Scouts and other community volunteers. The McShane family has been volunteering with the program for four years. Carol McShane, 44, said she sees the deliveries as "a real education," because her 15-year-old son, J.P., doesn't have the opportunity to interact with older people very much. J.P. is a scout with Burbank Troop 209. "We see a part of our community that otherwise remains hidden," she said.
November 27, 1999
BURBANK -- It was an effort that warmed the hearts -- and stomachs -- of 85 Burbank residents who might otherwise have gone without this Thanksgiving. A few dozen local Boy Scouts, their families and city employees fanned out across Burbank Thursday, volunteering their time to deliver freshly prepared Thanksgiving meals and a bit of holiday companionship for seniors and other residents whose conditions prevent them from easily leaving their homes.
March 3, 2004
EDWARD HEADINGTON Burbank Civitan Club has its 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch and silent auction this month. The emerald-laden event raises money for the developmentally disabled by donating the proceeds to A Place to Grow (formerly the Burbank Center for the Retarded), the Special Olympics, and the Civitan International Research Center. Entertainment will include the award-winning O'Connor School Irish Dancers and the Sentimental Journey singers.
March 8, 2003
Girl Scouts hit the cookie-sale trail Burbank Girl Scouts gathered at the home of Robert and Dena Taylor on March 1 to pick up their boxes of cookies for the annual sale. Officials from the Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley headquarters believe selling the cookies helps girls gain real-life skills such as money management, decision-making and goal-setting. Former Scouts who are today's businesswomen have told Girl Scout officials selling cookies was their first step toward successful careers.
January 19, 2002
Cadet Kenneth William Wainwright Jr., son of Dr. Kenneth and Beatrice Wainwright of Burbank, has won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Wainwright has the opportunity to further his education for two years at a university of his choice in Britain. Wainwright, who attends West Point, will study Middle Eastern history at Durham University in England. He plans to follow a military career specializing in the Middle East and eventually teaching at West Point.
September 7, 2002
Hood-jumping leads to family dispute MEDIA CITY CENTER -- A 15-year-old Burbank boy was cited after he and other children were found jumping on the hoods of cars inside a parking structure at the Media City Center. The boys were upset over the cancellation of football practice Wednesday, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. The boy was cited and released. Later that day, his grandmother was angry about the boy's troubles, and hit the boy's 39-year-old aunt in the head with a music stand and candle holder.
December 1, 2004
Jacqui Brown Taylor Barlow, 14, has a sash full of merit badges he's earned through his two-year participation in the Boy Scouts. The silver-edged ones are the most important right now, because they're what he's already earned in his attempt to move up the ladder to the coveted Eagle Scout status. That's the one badge he wants to see on the sash. It's the one that will set him on equal ground with his two older brothers, who have already received that honor.