Monday, September 15, 2014

Guys – Get Your Fall Wardrobe Ready at Andrews, Inc.

            Andrews, Inc. has been serving the sartorial needs of men (and women) for more than 40 years in Glendora Village.

            Founded and operated by Gary and Connie Andrews, the business has been built on two simple principles.  First, offer customers a quality selection of the finest clothing and accessories.  Second, provide the highest quality in personalized services making their shopping experience truly unique.

           Gary and Connie have created one of the finest traditional clothier stores in the San Gabriel Valley, a true destination for quality and excellent customer service.  Andrews, Inc. takes pride in offering the very best in custom tailoring. Its unique Made-To-Measure programs ensure the best fit and look possible.

            Starting next Saturday, Sept. 20, and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 27, Andrews, Inc., will have its Custom Clothing Event.

            Shoppers can take $200 of an H. Freeman suit or sport jacket and trouser purchase. Also, customers can stock up on Skip Gambert & Associates dress shirts –purchase four “custom made shirts” and receive a fifth for free.

            Andrews, Inc. is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m.- 3 p.m. For more information, call (626) 914-1953.

Friday, September 12, 2014

This and That Along the Avenue of Glendora Village

          Isn’t this little bear the cutest? You can get this super soft Shaw Caress Bear free with any purchase of Shaw Caress Carpet now at Glendora Interiors.  You’ll also want to check out Shaw’s new Cashmere carpet – it’s so plush and comfortable, you’ll wonder “who needs shoes?”

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            They’re here! Andrews Inc. has just stocked up on Reyn Spooner Christmas 2014 Mele Kalikimaka shirts. The highly collectible shirts are $89 each and are available in red, blue and khaki (blue and khaki shown below).


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            Happy Hour is being celebrated at Bobbi Pins Salon – come in on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., and get a wash, blow dry, and style for $25. 

Also the salon is hosting “College Days” on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students and staff to receive a 15% discount. Just bring in student I.D. or proof of enrollment/employment.

Book appointments by calling (626) 914-4709.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Get Weight Management ‘Help Through the Holidays’ at Glendora Chamber

            It’s back to school time, and then it’s going to be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then you know what.

            And all along, there are too many opportunities for letting eating habits get the better of you.

            Take time for yourself now to head off upcoming holiday temptations and deal with weight management issues at “Help Through the Holidays” meetings being held for free at the Glendora Chamber of Commerce each Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., beginning this Thursday, Sept. 11.

            All meetings are held at the Glendora Chamber of Commerce, 224 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741.

            Life Management Solutions  is presenting the sessions that will cover goal setting, stress management, emotional eating, maintaining motivation, portion control strategies, holiday parties, healthy recipe ideas, handling family pressures and other topics.

            Attendees can share ideas and support with others.

            Life Management Solutions owner Gina Crome M.S., M.P.H, R.D., is a Chamber member and also serves on the Chamber Board of Directors. She offers this support group every year to anyone who would like to join.

            For more information, call Life Management Solutions at (626) 963-5350 or write to

Friday, September 5, 2014

Get fit with Zumba at Ms. T’s Dream Team Studio in Glendora Village

           Teresa Mendez achieved a dream on Sept. 1 when she opened her Ms. T’s Dream Team Studio to teach Zumba fitness in Glendora Village at 165 N. Glendora Ave.(upstairs).

Teresa Mendez, owner of
Ms. T's Dream Team Studio

           She previously worked with the City of Azusa Recreation Department for four years before taking steps to achieve her dream of opening her own Zumba studio.

           “With my students’ support I managed to get the studio open in a week,” she explained.

           Teresa, known as Ms. T to her many students, recalled her own transformation through Zumba on her website, 

           “I have been at one point in my life feeling that I needed to do something FUN to stay motivated and work out every day. I can only say that once I found Zumba I completely fell in love with being able to work out with what I loved the most (dancing)!” she wrote.

           “Zumba and healthy eating has helped me transform my body in a way I never thought possible and now I just want to help my students achieve the same results.”

          Ms. T offers all age classes at 9-10 a.m. Zumba, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Zumba, and 8:15-9 p.m. Zumba Sentao. She also offers a fun Kids Zumba Class Monday-Thursday, 4-5 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday age 7-11; Tuesday and Thursday age 3-6).             

           Fees are $45 (with one-time $10 registration), $65 a month for unlimited classes and $25/month for Kids Zumba.

            Teresa uses her Facebook page to stay in touch with her students. For more information, visit or call (626) 622-3537.

Friday, August 29, 2014

This and That in Glendora Village & Happy Labor Day!

            Mark your calendar for next Friday, Sept. 5, when Visiting Angels Glendora hosts its Free Shredding Day from 9-10 a.m. in its parking lot located at 131 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora.

            RSVP to have your paperwork shredded here. 

            Tax records should be kept ive to seven years, but you should check with your CPA.

            The shredded accepts staples and folders, but not binders or boxes. The last shredding will be taken at 10 a. m.

Knot Too Shabby Workshop Sept. 20

            Michelle Rivard, owner of Knot Too Shabby home furninshings, is taking reservations for the next Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Workshop on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

            Sign-up here and learn how to: mix milk paint, apply on finished surfaces, chippy hemp oil resist, how to use a wax puck, paint with bonding agent, manipulate chippy-ness and more.   

Flashback a success -- thanks!

            Thanks to all of you who turned out to enjoy last Saturday’s 27th annual Flashback presented by the Glendora Kiwanis and Glendora Chamber of Commerce. It was a rousing success, thanks to you, and raised funds for scholarships and business improvement projects.

And finally . . .

           All of Glendora Village's merchants, restaurant, business and salon owners hope you have a wonderful, fun and safe Labor Day! Many business will be open Saturday and Sunday so drop by to see what we have to offer.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Discount Tickets Available for Glendora Day at the Fair

             The Los Angeles County Fair opens next Friday, offering plenty of family fun, delicious foods, shopping bargains, rockin’ concerts and adorable farm animals.

            Each year, various cities are honored by a Community Day at the Fair and Glendora Day at the Fair will be Sept. 24.

            Glendora Day will include a Business Expo, Community Days parade, high school marching band competition, and Community Hero awards ceremony honoring Olivia Andonian, Cliff Hamlow, and Doris Blum.    

            Tickets at $5 for Glendora Day at the Fair are available online using the promo code Glendora.

            Or you can print out this coupon and take it to any Fair admission gate and pay $5.

            Singer Jason Derulo with special guest Luke Christopher will perform Sept. 24 as part of the Fair’s End of Summer Concert Series.

            Luminasia, presented by Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, lights up LACF’s hillside with a spectacular, larger-than-life Asian themed and whimsical lanterns. No exhibition of its kind has ever been seen in California, and it’s only at the Fair.

            Party and play all night in the all-new Steam Punk-themed Grinding Gears nightclub. DJs, light shows, and entertainment create the perfect atmosphere.

            The new Hall of Heroes Celebrate the superheroes of comic book and real-life fame. Visit the Hall’s Metropolis and come face-to-face with Batman and Superman as well as those who have sacrificed much for us all.

            There’s much more fun to enjoy -- for more information about the Los Angeles County Fair, visit  

Friday, August 22, 2014

This and That Along the Avenue of Glendora Village

 Flashback is tomorrow in the Village

        The 27th Annual Flashback Classic Car and Motorcycle Show ‪‎ Fundraiser takes over Glendora Village next Saturday, August 23, from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets are still available.

            Glendora Village streets will be closed at 3 p.m. for vehicles and at 5 p.m. for pedestrians, so get your shopping done early tomorrow.

            Many Glendora Village stores and restaurants will be open during Flashback, so check them out!

            Flashback is presented by the Glendora Kiwanis Club and the Glendora Chamber of Commerce.
Martha's got minions!

              Martha’s Candy has these sweet creations for you to enjoy!

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues

         The Fight ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  keeps rolling along since we first reported Visiting Angels Glendora’s participation on Monday, when donations had totaled $10 million. Donations have reached $53.3 mil since then.

            Another Glendora Village business owner, Jerry Nicholas of the Glendora Floor Store, also accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge and posted his own video on Facebook.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Join the Ice Bucket Challenge to Beat ALS

             It’s sweeping the nation – celebrities, athletes, regular folks, kids, everyone is accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

            It even came to Glendora Village when Visiting Angels Glendora accepted a cross-country #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE from Visiting Angels of Maryland.

            “We have had the privilege of caring for many ALS clients over the years,” noted the Glendora Visiting Angels in their Facebook post, where they also posted a YouTube video of the dousing. “We took the challenge AND we gave $100 to ALS.”

            Part of accepting the chilly challenge is to challenge other organizations, friends, family, anyone to do a dousing and raise funds for ALS research.

            Visiting Angels has challenged the ARDENT Group, Glendora City Council members and Visiting Angels Upland.

            As of Saturday, Aug. 16, more than $10 million was raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge. See for more information and how to donate!

Don’t forget ‘Flashback’ next Saturday

            The 27th Annual Flashback Classic Car and Motorcycle Show Fundraiser takes over Glendora Village next Saturday, August 23, from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

            Make sure you get your Glendora Village shopping done early on Saturday since Glendora Avenue will close down to vehicles at 3 p.m. Saturday and to pedestrians at 5 p.m. in preparation for the event.

            Get your Flashback tickets at the Glendora Chamber of Commerce office or the night of! Discount coupons are available.

            This year's entertainment with be THE Answer & Instant “Replay.

            Brought to you by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce, Glendora Kiwanis Club and our event sponsor Glendora Community Hospital.  Get more information at

Friday, August 15, 2014

Midnight Madness Comes to Undercovers, Periwinkle Tonight

            Carol Gill, owner of Undercovers Intimate Apparel,  is hosting another Midnight Madness Sale tonight from 6-10 p.m.

Carol Gill, owner of Undercovers Intimate Apparel

            She’ll close the store at 5 p.m. to get ready for the party and sale, and reopen at 6.

            “You’ll never see things priced this low again,” Carol said. Sale items include panties, socks, hosiery, bed wear and lounge wear.

            Joining in the Midnight Madness fun will be Periwinkle,  the gift, card and gift wrapping shop at 163 N. Glendora Ave.

Periwinkle, 163 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora Village

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            Glendora Library re-opens on Monday with a new look, thanks to new carpeting in the main room and Children’s Room.

            The library has been closed since July 28 to allow plenty of time for the installation. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

You Can ‘Lunch and Learn’ How to Cook at Village Kitchen Shoppe

            Chef Dede Turner, co-owner of the Village Kitchen Shoppe  in Glendora Village with Carol Harrell,  invites folks to “Lunch and Learn” how to cook.
Dede Turner
            Her “Lunch and Learn” cooking classes are held each Friday at 11 a.m. at the shop located at 147 N. Glendora Ave. Cost is $25 per person and registration is available by calling (626) 914-7897.

            This Friday the menu includes Summer Vegetable Salad with Peaches and Avocado BLT’s with Basil Mayo.

            On Aug. 22 students will learn about Skillet Macaroni n Cheese with Artichokes Fennel Slaw.

            On Aug. 29 the menu include Chile Con Carne and Skillet Cornbread.

            Sept. 5’s menu is Three Pepper Pork Tenderloin with Peach Cucumber Salad Grilled Naan with Greek Yogurt.

Friday, August 8, 2014

This and That Along the Avenue of Glendora Village

            Annette Nemeth, owner of Glendora Interiors, is having “Annette's Elegant Sale” on window treatments.

            Customers can get 100% silk draperies from 100 fabric choices for only $695 for a 48” window opening – for a pair or a panel. Panels are lined.

            There's more: FREE Decorative Rod with drapery panel order. Seven finish choices ... you select! This is a $199 value. (Limited Offer).

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            Job Alert: Visiting Angels in Glendora is seeking CNAs and caregivers to add to its staff.  For application information, call (626) (626) 852-3302.

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            Have you always wanted to sing, but were too shy to start?

            SING INC. will have its next Open Mic Night  on Aug. 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in its Studio Stage Room. Bring your friends – who knows, they may get up to the microphone, too!

Monday, August 4, 2014

LucaBella Fine Foods Opens Today in Glendora Village

            Chef Christian Felippa brings his popular LucaBella Fine Foods to Glendora Village today.

             LucaBella attracted many guests to enjoy breakfast and lunch at its former location in the Albertson’s Shopping Center on Route 66.

            Now LucaBella is located at 216 N. Glendora Ave., in Glendora Village. Open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to serve lunch, breakfast and dinner schedules are  being planned.

            Christian brings his extensive restaurant experience to the new location:

            * Original owner of Caffe Pannini in Corona del Mar,

            * Was sous chef at Citrus Restaurant in Hollywood, 

             *Mosun Restaurant in Laguna Beach, 

             *Ten Asian Restaurant and Executive Chef at Code Restaurant in Newport Beach, 

              *Executive Chef at The Raymond in Pasadena.

            He opened LucaBella in 2009 with this goal: “Providing great food, using only the freshest highest quality ingredients is our passion.”

            Christian, his wife and two children live in Glendora.

            For more information about LucaBella Fine Foods, call (626) 963-5500 or visit or on Facebook here.

Friday, August 1, 2014

This and that Along the Avenue of Glendora Village

            UndercoversIntimate Apparel introduces a new fragrance from its popular Terra Nova line – AIRE – tonight from 5-8 p.m.

            AIRE is a modern, light-on-the- feet fragrance available in a bath and body collection.

            Also all Terra Nova products 10% OFF during the launch that will include free samples, snacks and some rest and relaxation fun.

            Also tonight, attendees can check out the extension of Undercovers’ Brananza Bra Sale,  a second chance atsignificant markdowns of discontinued bras.

            The AIRE event tonight kicks off Undercovers’ Friday Night Delights each Friday for some fun and food.

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            Speaking of bargains, certainly there is someone you know who would love to receive a dozen red roses. The deal is only available until tomorrow at Glendora Florist

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            The 2014 Flashback, Classic Car and Motorcycle Show takes place Aug. 23, 6-11 p.m. in Glendora Village. This is the largest end-of-summer party in the east San Gabriel Valley.

            The Glendora Kiwanis and the Glendora Chamber of Commerce present the 27th annual event that showcases a wide selection of classic cars, trucks, hot rods, and motorcycles that will line Glendora Avenue.

            There will be live continuous entertainment, car/motorcycle show awards, a Kids Fun Zone, delicious  food choices and beer/wine available for adults 21 and over.
            Tickets are $12 for adults over 17,  $8 for children 10 – 16, $10 seniors, Children under 10 are free. Be sure to visit the Chamber, sponsors or the Village merchants for a $2 discount coupon.

            The 2014 Flashback collectable T-Shirt will be available at information booth for $12. All proceeds going to scholarships and business improvement projects.

            Applications to participate in the car show and motorcycle show are available on the website.   

            For more information, call (626) 963-4128, send an email to or visit


Monday, July 28, 2014

Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 5 in Glendora Village

            Glendora will join the nation to celebrate the annual National Night Out community event on Tuesday Aug. 5.

            During the annual event residents around the country go out at dusk to enjoy their communities safely. This is the 31st year National Night Out has been celebrated.

            The evening is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back, officials said.

            From 5:30 to 9 p.m., residents will join the Glendora Police Department by attending the NNO event at the Village Bus Transit Plaza in the center of Glendora Village.

            Glendora Police Department will host a variety of special events during that time, such as a “Dunk a Cop” dunk tank fundraiser for Explorer Post #402.

            The Glendora Police Officers Association will serve free hot dogs to attendees. There will also Ce free face painting, free child fingerprinting.

             There will be displays by the Motor Officers, Special Enforcement Team, the Social Media Team, Auxiliaries, GEARS (ham radio operators), a Safety Booster seat check, along with music, games, prizes and much more. This month’s “Coffee with a Cop” will also be held at this event.

            Attendees can feel what it's like in a 3.5-magnitude earthquake in the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s “Shakey Quakey” schoolhouse trailer. The simulated earthquake is  complete with falling objects and sounds, giving attendees a chance to “duck and cover.”

            For more information, contact Community Services Officer Nita Ulloa-Pedroni at (626) 914-8268 or

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cooling Choices on the Menu at Glendora Village Restaurants

            With temperatures hitting the high 90s (and above, whew!), several Glendora Village restaurants have “cool” on the menu.

            Martha’sCandy has long been the spot to scoop up award-winning Thrifty Ice Cream in a variety of flavors into cones, shakes, sundaes and floats.

            Marie Bitonti of Domenico’s Jr. reports that customers are ordering more of its classic antipasto salad. “It’s like a dinner in a salad,” she said. “We also make any or our sandwiches without bread, so they become like a salad.”

            Cooling beverages are being served at Classic Coffee. “Our new ‘Cold Brew’ coffee has been a hit. It is a brewing method that uses cold water and a long steeping time to create a rich, smooth and flavorful coffee,” said Jonathan Lambert, general manager. “We also have Italian Sodas, four types of iced tea, a variety of blended drink from blended mochas to fresh fruit smoothies. I’d recommend our Iced Chai and our iced blended Double Chocolate Mocha.”

            Ed’s Place is selling plenty of salads – chicken salads, Caesar salads, and many customers are ordering breakfasts for lunch, including fresh spinach omelets.

            Salads are also big sellers at Village Vault said Owner Alan Yang. The Vault’s Salad Bar is also busy with customers filling up their plates with cool choices. 

            On another note, Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab issued a notice about public places where residents without air conditioning may cool off (call phone numbers below to confirm open hours):

            La Fetra Center, 333 E. Foothill Blvd., (626) 914-0560; 

            Glendora Library, 140 S. Glendora Ave., (626) 852-4891; 

            Crowther Teen and Family Center, 241W. Dawson, (626) 914-2357; and 

            Walmart, 1950 Auto Center Drive, open 24 hours.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Visiting Angels Glendora Participates in Senior Grant Fundraiser

       In the photo below, Visiting Angels Glendora owner Lindsey Rehfeld (second from left) and care manager Joan Cady attended the Monrovia Providers Group (MPG) Senior Grant Fundraiser at Westminster Gardens recently. Visiting Angels sponsored the event.

Photo: Terry Miller, Monrovia Weekly

         The “Summer Breeze” fundraiser drew a large crowd to benefit the Monrovia Providers Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting local senior citizens with urgent needs that are not being filled elsewhere.  

        MPG fulfills senior requests for vital everyday needs – dentures and diabetic shoes, and for repairing or replacing an oven, refrigerator and heater for home-bound senior citizens in Monrovia and surrounding communities.

        Also, on July 16 Visiting Angels Glendora and Visiting Angels Upland teamed up with Visiting Angels Chino for a presentation at Citrus Valley Hospice for their Case Managers and RNs. 

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Don’t forget the Glendora Girls Night Out this Thursday:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Glendora Businesses Come Together to Host 2nd Girls Night Out Next Thursday

             Fourteen Glendora Village merchants will come together next Thursday, June 24, 6-9 p.m., to host the second Glendora Girl’s Night Out open house.

             This month’s open house will be hosted by Stephanie Simpson, owner of Simpson’s Portraits. 

            This is a fun and FREE event and is a great way to spend a Thursday night.  Guests will enjoy tasty food, coffee, fashion and entertainment. There will be drawings for great prizes from all participating merchants, who will also be offering discounts.  

            The first was created by Annette Nemeth and hosted at her Glendora Interiors  in June, was such a success that Thursday’s event is a must. More than 100 women attended, and Thursday’s gathering is expected to be even bigger.

            “The event is for local women to learn about the businesses in their back yards,” Stephanie said. The local business owners joined up to share contacts, build awareness and attract customers.

            “We realized that even we did not know very much about our neighboring businesses,” Simpson said.

            "Our customers love to find that little gem of a business, that custom-made item, and many of the businesses in Glendora Village offer just that. Glendora Girl's Night is a wonderful way to discover that merchant or service they didn't even realize was in their back yard.  It's also a great way for businesses to work together and truly become a village," Stephanie said.

            Simpson adds she is offering a free $100 print credit to everyone who books a session during Girls Night Out Open House, which will be a perfect time to check out her studio, and see what it's all about.