April 8, 2009
Lakeside Golf Club was transformed Saturday evening into the good ship S.S. Providencia as members and supporters of the La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles gathered for their 60th annual spring cotillion. Presented as “Sailabration 2009,” Lakeside’s dining room looked more like the set of a nautical- themed Federico Fellini film as an eclectic cast of pirates, ship captains and sailors mingled with sea-goers inspired by everything from ancient Egypt and the Bible to classic television shows.
May 26, 2010
I n 1930, Cuba's capital city of Havana celebrated the grand opening of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba — a luxury hotel and casino located on the Malecón that stretches over four miles along Havana's sea wall. Over the next two decades, the hotel became a hot destination for the jet set of the era, and a favorite getaway for many American actors, athletes and writers such as Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, Mickey Mantle and Ernest Hemingway. In a tip of the hat to this nostalgic time and place, members and supporters of the La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles gathered at the Ebell Club of Los Angeles, which had been transformed into a re-creation of the legendary Cuban hotel, for the organization's 61st annual spring cotillion.
May 7, 2013
If you're going to throw a fiesta, what better day to do it then on Cinco de Mayo? And if you're going to throw it with flair, who better to do it than the officers and members of La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles? The Burbank-based guild, chartered in 1947 to raise awareness of and support for the Los Angeles pediatric facility, annually stages three major events - a gala holiday fashion show, a summer membership drive and a spring dinner-and-dance cotillion.
June 7, 2003
Rev. Larry Stamper honored at Kiwanis dinner Programs for children supported by the Kiwanis Club of Burbank will benefit from the sixth annual gala dinner shared by friends of the Rev. Larry Stamper May 31 at Lakeside Golf Club. Stamper, pastor of the Burbank First United Methodist Church, was honored for 30 years of giving to his community. Under the theme "Lights, Camera, Action," a silent auction kicked off the proceedings followed by dinner and a live auction.
August 2, 2008
FIVE MEN EARN THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT Five local members of the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America were named Eagle Scouts in June. John Evan Hall of Troop 210 conducted fire abatement at Griffith Park for his Eagle project. He also received the Robert Koerner Award and was a den chief and senior patrol leader. He plans to attend Cal State Northridge and continue with scouting in the future. He is the son of John and Pam Hall of Burbank. Jeff Johnson of Troop 398 rebuilt a hitching post and repainted two tables at El Nino campsite for his Eagle project.
March 24, 2001
La Providencia Guild helping Childrens Hospital Treats for the Caregivers is the new project for La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Chairwoman Naomi Drout, with the help of many of the members, is keeping a candy jar filled for staff in the emergency department of the hospital. The jar's lid was beautifully decorated by member Tracy Canfield. The new members' tea was held at the Burbank home of Marcia Baroda. Marian D'Alessio and Peggy Pulver poured tea and Mary Alice O'Connor shared her knowledge of the 100-year history of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
June 5, 2012
Most people do a little something to celebrate their birthday, with the emphasis on day. Others stretch the celebration through a weekend, or even a week. Then there's Sue Ann Gordon, who, thanks to her family and friends, is currently in the midst of the “Sue Ann Gordon 75th Birthday Tour.” A three-week odyssey that began with a May 24 party at the clubhouse at DeBell Golf Course will continue on through August 16, when it will culminate in box seats at the Greek Theater as Neil Diamond takes the sage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the live recording of his legendary “Hot August Night” album at the Griffith Park amphitheater.