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By David Laurell | January 6, 2010
In 1907, a tradition began in New York’s Times Square that has since become a signal to the world that the new year has officially begun — the dropping of the New Year’s Eve Ball from the top of One Times Square. The first ball, made of iron and wood, was adorned with 100 25-watt light bulbs, measured 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds. Since then, the ball has dropped every year but 1942 and 1943, when the ceremony was suspended because of World War II. Today the ball is a 12-foot geodesic sphere that weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered with 2,668 Waterford Crystals and 32,256 LED lights.
By Melonie Magruder | March 10, 2010
Burbank’s Creative Arts Center Gallery is hosting its annual Fine Arts Federation Membership Exhibit, the “Fiesta of Art,” and the 60 artists represented are showing such a mixed bag of media that there is sure to be something for everyone. Incorporated in 1976, the federation has long been a supporter of the Creative Arts Center and the exhibit, designed to showcase the members’ eclectic talents, runs the gamut from oil painting to watercolor to sculpture to ceramics to artisan jewelry.
August 14, 2004
TODAY Food stamps, in the form of the new EBT California Advantage Cards, are being accepted at the Burbank Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Orange Grove Avenue and Third Street. Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons are also accepted. For more information, call 845-6851. Once Upon a Page celebrates its sixth anniversary, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2800 W. Burbank Blvd. The event has a Mardi Gras theme and will feature snacks, prizes, drawings, sales, discounts and more.
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