October 25, 2003
VNACare earns $27,875 for home health care A total of $27,875 was raised Oct. 18 during VNACare's 60th anniversary party at which 160 revelers dined, danced and played casino games at Pasadena's historic Castle Green Hotel. Those honored during the evening were Arnold von Massenhausen, who received the Patrick Liddell Award; Ken Scott, the Volunteer of the Year Award; and Nora Derian, a registered nurse, the Employee of the Year Award. Swinging rhythms of Park Avenue West helped couples maintain a steady beat across the dance floor.
December 10, 2005
PANHELLENIC PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS Members of the Glendale/Burbank Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a nonprofit organization consisting of national Panhellenic member sorority alumnae women, have presented the winners of their 2005 scholarship awards. Awards are given annually to eligible area high school senior girls planning to attend a four-year college or university, as well as eligible area college women who are active members in good standing of a national Panhellenic (NPC) sorority.
August 23, 2003
Top volunteer given Service to Mankind Award Elaine Paonessa, a resident of Burbank for 51 years and a longtime community volunteer, recently received the Regional "Service to Mankind Award" from the Sertoma International Organization at its regional convention. She has served as a member of the Foothill Civitan Club, Zonta Club of Burbank Area, Burbank Civic Light Opera, Ota Sister City Committee and Women's Council of Burbank. She is president of SERVE, a support group of the Providence St. Joseph Foundation, which she founded in 1983.
July 17, 2012
A group of volunteers with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is compiling a resource booklet on services available to military veterans in Burbank. Judy Pike is chairwoman of the Volunteers for Veterans and their Families. The purpose of the group is to identify the services available to men and women of all ages who have returned to civilian life after serving their country. “We want to find out what is missing and be able to provide that in our community,” Pike said.
April 24, 2004
Mark R. Madler When Burbank on Parade steps off this morning, what the audience will see is the culmination of nine months of work from its chairwoman and a 30-member committee. Chairwoman Joanne Miller said she and the committee work to put together a parade that they and the city can be proud of. "I find joy in the happiness it brings to the citizens of our tight-knit community," Miller said. A business owner and mother of three, Miller has been Burbank on Parade chairwoman since 1987, just two years after becoming involved with the organizing committee.
April 24, 2004
Republican Women salute fashion The North Hollywood Republican Women Federated will salute the world of fashion at the "Star Spangled Fashions" gala on May 11 at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. This year's show will feature spring fashions from Draper's and Damon's. The president is Virginia Sardi of Toluca Lake and the chairwoman is Irene Metzger of West Toluca Lake. Mildred Simic of Burbank is decorations chairwoman. The boutique offering clothing and accessories by area vendors begins at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon begins at noon followed at 1 p.m. by the fashion show.
May 21, 2001
Lolita Harper GLENDALE -- When the Alex Theatre first opened in 1925, Americans were riding high after World War I, still in the midst of prohibiton and enthralled by Vaudeville. Although times and trends have changed, the Alex Theatre has proved its staying power in the entertainment culture, concluding the finale of its 75-year anniversary Sunday by raising money for the next 75 years. Community supporters gathered for cocktails and dinner to kick off the Alex Theatre's Endowment Fund at Giggles Nightclub, before a special tribute to Steve Allen at the theater.
October 8, 2013
La Providencia Guild 's 66th annual fashion show on Oct. 20 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel should be the social event of the fall season. The guild raises funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the current project is the Associates Endowment to Advance Developmental Neuroscience at the hospital. The invitation's cover deliciously illustrates the theme, “Sweet Charity - Giving Never Tasted So Good!,” with a whimsical strawberry milkshake drawn by Edgar, an 8-year-old patient at Children's Hospital.
December 2, 2009
OTS relocates to Glendale OTS Solutions LLC, a offshore software development service provider, with offices in the United States and India, announced this week that it has shifted its regional sales office from Burbank to Glendale. OTS Solutions Chief Executive Hemant Madaan explained the move as being necessary in order to enhance the reach of potential clients, but also to serve its existing clients better. ? Disney Channels Worldwide VP named Carolina Lightcap, vice president of programming and creative affairs and chief marketing officer of Disney Channels Latin America, has been named president of Disney Channels Worldwide.
January 27, 2001
Volunteers honored by the Salvation Army Pat and Harry Gunn shared the Volunteer of the Year award presented by the Salvation Army, Burbank Corps Civic Advisory Board at its annual dinner Jan. 20 at the corps community center. The couple volunteer numerous hours to the army's programs.Harry helps with the daily lunch program and the annual Thanksgiving Dinner and many other services at the corps office. Pat works on the campership program in cooperation with the Burbank Coordinating Council, as well as giving many hours processing and coordinating applications for toys and food with the army and other Burbank agencies during the holiday season.