Monday, September 29, 2014

It Must Be Fall – Pumpkin Flavors Menus in Glendora Village

            The photo below posted by the Village Eatery on its Facebook page says it all – it’s pumpkin time at Glendora Village restaurants.

            Village Eatery Owner Don Nolan says his pumpkin pancakes fill each plate they’re served on – plenty to enjoy and kick off autumn.

             One of the very popular events at Village Eatery is the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater presented by SanzMan Production’s Renaissance Players.

            The next production, Murder on the Air, is a musical vaudevillian radio murder mystery and will be presented Oct. 18 and 19. Tickets are $55 for adults and $25 for children under 12.

            Call the Village Eatery for reservations, (626) 852-1777.

Help Shepherd’s Pantry by Attending ‘The Gathering’

            Several Glendora Village business owners who are members of The ARDENT Group will be hosting “The Gathering” next Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,  as the first annual fundraising event benefiting Shepherd’s Pantry, a non-profit corporation. 
            The event is free but raffle tickets will be sold throughout the event for prizes each valued at $100.

            Community enthusiasts will gather at Glendora Gardens to enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, and prize drawings while socializing and perusing booths and giveaways from all of the ARDENT businesses.

            For more information, visit or call Nikki Vitale at (626) 963-5770.

Friday, September 26, 2014

JohnHennyMusicAcademy Opens Oct. 1 in Glendora Village

           SING INC. is expanding to become The JohnHennyMusicAcademy next Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 123 N. Glendora Ave., in Glendora Village.  

            Henny and his wife Tracee Theisen Henny opened SING INC. with Henny as Director of Education and Training. The studio concentrated mostly on singing, and the couple saw a need to expand to a full-service music studio.
John Henny
           The new academy will offer will feature voice, instruments and performance instruction for all ages.

            “We offer both contemporary and classical instrument instruction,” Tracee explained.

            Private lessons include: voice and piano, all  strings, including guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, violin and cello; all wind, including flute, clarinet and saxophone;  all percussion and drums.  There will also be classes in DJ EDM, music production and songwriting workshops. 

Tracee Theisen Henny
            Private and group lessons are available for age 6 to adult. There will be free weekly performance classes for voice and instrument students.

            The facility features an audio and video recording studio and a fully equipped stage room. Exclusive audition performance opportunities as well as monthly student appreciation nights are planned.

            For more information, call (626) 963-1777 or write to

Monday, September 22, 2014

‘The Gathering’ on Oct. 2 to Raise Funds for Shepherd’s Pantry

       Several Glendora Village business owners who are members of The ARDENT Group will be hosting “The Gathering” on Oct. 2 as the first annual fundraising event benefiting Shepherd’s Pantry, a non-profit corporation. 

       Community enthusiasts will gather at Glendora Gardens to enjoy live entertainment, refreshments,  and prize drawings while socializing and perusing booths and giveaways from all of the ARDENT businesses.

       An evening highlight will be when a Shepherd’s Pantry representative will be speaking about the work they do in the community. The event is free but raffle tickets will be sold throughout the event for prizes each valued at $100.

       Food donations for Shepherd’s Pantry that are brought to the event will be greatly appreciated.

       Shepherd’s Pantry provides emergency food, clothing, resource assistance and educational programs to families in need during times of crisis. They also provide the necessary tools and resources to help families become self-sufficient.

        Shepherd's Pantry was named 2014 Non-Profit of the Year: San Gabriel Valley by  
Congresswoman Judy Chu on Aug. 2 at her 5th Annual DiverCities Awards that recognized community accomplishments by seven outstanding and diverse business people, volunteers, educators and non-profit organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.

       ARDENT's mission is to enrich women's lives by providing them with unique products, experiences, and services. The ARDENT businesses include: Fiorina, Visiting Angels, Spin 360, Glendora Florist, Luxe Salon, Glendora Gardens, Sing Inc, and Eden Day Spa & Wellness Center.

       For more information, visit or call Nikki Vitale at (626) 963-5770

Friday, September 19, 2014

Glendora Interiors now offering ‘Room Service One-Day Decorating’

            Here’s an idea to freshen the “look” of your home before you welcome guests for the holidays.

            Glendora Interiors is offering what it calls “Room Service One-Day Decorating.”

            “We make the most of your budget by using existing items in your home,” explains Annette Nemeth, Glendora Interiors owner.  “We ‘shop’ in other rooms of your house to pull the look together. We will also purchase some accessories working within your budget. 

            “The process is easy.  All we need is 3-5 hours and your house will become a home.”

            Annette brings her 20-plus years of interior design experience to each project with her team that can create a complete transformation all within one day!

            They start with an in-home consultation that lasts about 45 minutes, during which they will view the space, take measurements and photos. The consultation is a$100 non-refundable fee that is applied to your final payment (you must book your “Redesign Decorating Day” within two weeks of your consultation).

            “During the consult, if you feel you need something we will make suggestions for paint colors, purchasing new furniture and accessories,” Annette said. “If not, we work strictly with what you have. We will go over your magazine clippings and photos from Pinterest of rooms and styles you like to use as inspiration for the re-design. 

Annette Nemeth, owner of
Glendora Interiors
            “We want this to be fun and exciting along with being a quick, easy way for you to get an updated look in your home.”

            “Room Service One-Day Decorating" package is $499 per room, minus the In-Home Consultation fee of $100. That includes the services of two decorators and 3 to 5 hours of work on the redesign day. Larger rooms may have an additional fee.

            Annette is taking appointment for early November, just in time for a Thanksgiving makeover for your d├ęcor.

            For more details about this service, click here, or call Annette Nemeth at (626) 335-7229.

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            Auditions will be held THIS SUNDAY for the 2014 Holiday Show presented by Kristine Keener (owner of the Keener Music Studio in Glendora Village) and her Top BillingEntertainment Performance Academy. For details, see flyer below or call her at (626) 675-4439. 


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.