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Vietnam Veteran Wins Car in Arcadia Drawing
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Vietnam Veteran Wins Car in Arcadia Drawing

74-year-old says getting to the VA hospital is easier U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran Ron Handy was the winner of a previously owned Buick Lacrosse when his entry was randomly selected in “VJ’s For Veteran’s” drawing on Saturday, May 25 at the Arcadia Vietnam Monument in the Arcadia County Park. The super-clean Buick was donated by…

AMPS Update – The New and Improved Local E-Newsletter
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AMPS Update – The New and Improved Local E-Newsletter

  Sign-up before the launch Beacon Media News, publisher of Arcadia Weekly, Monrovia Weekly and Pasadena Independent (AMPS), will launch a new and improved local e-newsletter on June 7. The redesigned e-newsletter will now offer relevant local-news updates from Arcadia and Monrovia in addition to Pasadena news. The AMPS Update e-newsletter will feature a vibrant…

Arcadia Senior Services Wants You to ‘Name That Song’
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Arcadia Senior Services Wants You to ‘Name That Song’

Arcadia Senior Services is having an interactive musical program on Tuesday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. It will take place at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. The program, “Heard that Song Before” will have a pianist playing old time tunes and audience trying to guess the song he is playing. Purchase your ticket…

Summer Luau Coming to Arcadia Community Center
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Summer Luau Coming to Arcadia Community Center

Join the Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Department for a summer luau and enjoy food, hula dancing entertainment, games, raffle and more. The Summer Luau will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Arcadia Community Center (365 Campus Drive). Tickets are $10 and are for sale now both…

Arcadia Senior Services Hosting Several Seminars
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Arcadia Senior Services Hosting Several Seminars

Arcadia Senior Services is hosting free informational seminars on various topics concerning seniors at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. The topics and dates are as follows: Thursday, June 20 at 1:30pm: Home Care Options & In-Home Help Presented by USC Family Caregiver Support Center. Learn about options for home care and hiring help….

Summer at Arcadia Library Kick-Off Week for Children
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Summer at Arcadia Library Kick-Off Week for Children

On“It’s Showtime at Your Library” is this year’s theme for Summer at Your Library at Arcadia Public Library. Online  registration for the summer program begins on Saturday, June 1: anyone can register online by going to ArcadiaCA.gov/Library. Children under 12 can win prizes by reading anywhere from 100 to 500 cumulative minutes throughout the eight-week…

Fern and Exotic Plants Show at Arboretum in Arcadia
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Fern and Exotic Plants Show at Arboretum in Arcadia

The Los Angeles International Fern Society (LAIFS) is having its annual judged show featuring prized displays of ferns, plus rare species and collectible plants filling Ayers Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum (located at 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia) on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Orchids,…

Lee Shimmin Honored by Arcadia Rotary Club, City Council
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Lee Shimmin Honored by Arcadia Rotary Club, City Council

By Terry Miller The community motto for the City of Arcadia is “Community of Homes” but it really should be “Community of Volunteers.” Ask anyone in town and you’ll probably find them offering time for something, someone, and somewhere. Volunteerism is a quality Arcadia residents take very seriously. Hundreds of volunteers spend thousands of hours…

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CCC Transforms Arcadia’s Peck Road Water Conservation Park

At the end of a seemingly never-ending string of salvage yards, warehouses and strip malls is an unexpected pearl:  a literal breath of fresh air in the form of green trees, manicured trails, and tranquil ponds. Arcadia’s Peck Road Water Conservation Park is an urban escape increasingly found in L.A.’s east county. Thanks to Amigos…

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