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By Ani Amirkhanian | April 12, 2008
A new fundraising committee is helping Burbank First United Methodist Church play a more active role in the arts. The Friends of Music was established last spring and began offering midday concerts once a month, which has gained strong support from the community, said T.J. Harper, director of music ministries. This year, the programs have varied from performances by the church’s Chancel Choir to recitals by pianists and a Baroque soprano soloist during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, Harper said.
By Christopher Cadelago | June 2, 2010
N ine months have passed since Lance Cpl. Pedro Barboza Flores, of Glendale, was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan. For the hundreds of people who gathered at Memorial Day ceremonies across Glendale, Burbank and Montrose, Barboza Flores' life was celebrated among the names of fallen service members, bagpipes, benedictions, patriotic hymns and roses. Barboza Flores, 27, a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, was less than two months into his first tour with the Marines when the improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
June 14, 2008
According to the Pew Forum, those who see their spirituality as “unaffiliated” make up 16% of Americans, but they are the fastest-growing segment of spiritual life in the United States. Why do you think so many Americans are moving away from religious affiliation?   It does seem that a certain number of people are moving away from religious affiliation and focusing more on spirituality. I think one reason for this is the recognition that religion and spirituality actually depict two different experiences.
April 17, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH A career in interior design was Maria Videla-Juniel's destiny. Her mother was interested in home decorating and subscribed to designer magazines that Videla-Juniel read as a teenager. Then, for her 17th birthday, she asked to have her room redecorated. "I got to choose all the paint, furniture, carpet and window treatments, but it didn't go with the rest of the house, which was traditional, and this was contemporary," said the Glendale resident.
December 11, 1999
Joyce Rudolph A chance to see some of La Crescenta's most beautiful homes decorated for the holidays is offered today through a fund-raising home tour benefiting Crescenta Valley High School's Prom Plus. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors can see four homes while enjoying entertainment by the school's choral students, refreshments made by the home economics department, Korean food and ceramics created by the arts classes. At one of the homes, says fund-raising chairwoman Marian Mirskyguests will take a step back into time, viewing a remodeled home filled with antiques from around the nation and flower arrangements by Montrose Florist.
September 14, 2002
Long may our flag wave I didn't have to put my flag up on Sept. 11. I didn't have to put it up because I have never taken it down. Like most other people, I always thought flags were for holidays, but on Sept. 11, 2001, I put up the flag and, in some way, put my heart up with it. My flag was on display, saying, "I love my country," and my heart was saying it too. All of our hearts were breaking on Sept. 11, but when I saw all the flags everywhere, it softened the pain.
October 6, 2001
BEST BET Country western singer Glenn Temple entertains at a fish fry. Dinner begins at 6:30 tonight, and the show starts at 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gudgeon Ship No. 8310, 1006 Magnolia Blvd. Cost is $7.50 per person. For more information, call 842-1739. SATURDAY A trail maintenance work party will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, at the end of Walnut Road above Sunset Canyon Drive. For more information, call 238-5440.
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