January 5, 2009
GIRL SCOUTS BACK GREEN SERVICE PROJECT DAY Girl Scouts from the Burbank and Glendale area were among more than 1,400 Girl Scouts from the Los Angeles area who participated in the first Green Saturday Service Project Day on Dec. 6, organized by the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Activities were organized with numerous community partners and took place at locations including the Girl Scout Program Center in Montrose and others. Activities included beach cleanups, a river cleanup, recycling drives, eco-workshops, landscaping and gardening projects and a native plant restoration project.
December 9, 2009
The Burbank Community YMCA this weekend hosted the fifth annual Reindeer Run on San Fernando Boulevard, a holiday race for children ages 4 to 12 ? and where everyone wins. Reindeer antlers, jingle bells and red noses were provided for all entrants as part of this growing holiday extravaganza. Future holiday events include: Thursday: The Holly Trolley Tour rides again, with complimentary hot chocolate and caroling. Friday: The Holiday Toy Express, a 450-ton train covered with giant glittering ornaments, offers a free live musical stage show with Santa and his friends.
October 18, 2008
Burroughs car wash postponed The John Burroughs High School Boys Soccer car wash that was planned for today has been postponed until Nov. 15. The time is the same, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All tickets sold will be honored at the date. ? Holiday in the Park coming up The Magnolia Park Partnership will present its Holiday in the Park from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in Magnolia Park on Magnolia Boulevard between Buena Vista Street and Pass Avenue. There will be two stages of live music, an ice sculptor, carolers, photos with Santa Claus and refreshments.
November 26, 2003
Santa will trade in his reindeer for a Metrolink train to benefit charity Friday when he stops in Burbank aboard the Holiday Toy Express. The train, adorned with holiday decoration, will pull into the Burbank Metrolink station, 201 N. Front St., at 7:30 p.m. The event, which benefits the Burbank firefighter's Spark of Love Toy Drive, will include the Media City Ballet performing segments of "The Nutcracker" at 6:30 p.m., the arrival of Santa and other characters from the North Pole along with complimentary hot chocolate and baked goodies.
December 5, 2009
Burbank?s 27th annual Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest was in full swing as revelers this week scanned potential entries from atop a double-decker bus. The Holly Trolley Tour rumbled through neighborhoods, stopping off in front of the city?s finest Santas, snowmen and reindeer. Those interested in entering the citywide contest must mail in their entries by 5 p.m. Tuesday. ?We encourage everyone who puts up outdoor decorations to enter,? said Robert Vincent, chairman of the Civic Pride Committee.
October 8, 2013
Local dentist Bruce Lilly has started out his year as president of the Burbank Kiwanis Noon Club and has appropriately chosen as his theme, “The Year of Service with a Smile.” “Really, the strength of our club is we give service and we have fun,” Lilly said. “We give smiles with a smile. Whenever we get together, we have fun. I want us to do more of that and we will then be able to grow and serve more, too.” It is Kiwanis' vow to provide “Service to Youth and Children of the World,” and Lilly said he will concentrate on such local projects as supporting the vocal music associations and drama at Burbank and Burroughs high schools.
December 8, 2007
BURBANK — At the Downtown Metrolink station Friday night, hundreds of people were waiting for a train. Not just any train, but the Holiday Toy Express — twinkling with Christmas lights and holiday decorations and marking the arrival of the holiday season. The event was a cooperative effort between Metrolink and the Burbank Fire Department to collect toys for the “Spark of Love” toy drive, which distributes holiday gifts to needy children. The Burbank station was alive with giving and good cheer as people in the crowd sipped hot chocolate, dropped gifts into the “Spark of Love” collection boxes and checked out the live entertainment.
December 13, 2008
Children sitting on their parents’ shoulders waved and yelped gleefully Friday night as the festively decorated Metrolink Holiday Toy Express rolled into Burbank and Glendale, bringing with it some visitors from the North Pole. The 450-ton train was decked out in more than 50,000 twinkling lights and nine animated reindeer heads that talked and sang holiday music. Despite the chilly weather, hundreds of people went to both train stops to get a glimpse of the brightly lit train and watched a free holiday show featuring a singing “Santa hog” and holiday carolers.