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. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Glendora Village Getting Ready for Summer Sidewalk Sale Next Friday, Saturday

            Next Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, will be Glendora Village’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale and many merchants are busy planning special discounts: 

            Andrews Inc.: Up to 70% off selected men’s items and selected Brighton items are discounted.

            Da Avere: Will be having its famous semi-annual sale 25-75% off everything on the showroom floor.  The first 20 customers will receive a gift with a purchase of $50 or more.

            Envy Me: Offering 20% off apparel and 10% off accessories (does not include already discounted items and can't be combined with other discounts or offers).

            Fiorina: Offering an additional 20% off already reduced prices. savings up to 70% off.

            Her Best Friend’s Closet: Items on the outside will be on sale ranging from $5 to $20. Every colored ticket that has a hole punch in it will be half off, and every colored ticket without a hole punch will be 25% off.

            Knot Too Shabby: Will be selling all side table on the side walk for 50% off and select chairs hanging on the wall will be 50% off.

            Sunny Days: (133 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741, 626-852-6800)
 There will be new 50% off markdowns, and some special priced shoes.  

            Village Goldsmith:  50% off select watches.

            Village Kitchen Shoppe: Up to 50% off on selected items.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Glendora Village Hosts 5th Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale July 18-19


           Shoppers will enjoy cool savings during Glendora Village’s 5th annual Summer Sidewalk Sale next Friday and Saturday, July 18-19.          

            Many merchants will be offering sale items inside their stores, too.

            Not only can Village visitors pick up some nice bargains, they can enjoy the delicious offerings found at many restaurants.    
It’s a great opportunity to learn what is available in Glendora Village. For a complete Business Directory visit

            The Summer Sidewalk Sale is sponsored by the Glendora Village Business Improvement District. For more information, visit

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cool Deals, Cool Looks, Cool Ways to Cool Off in the Village

            OK, with temperatures expected to hit the mid- and muggy 90s today, here are some ways to cool off in so many ways:

            Cool off with this sleeveless, summery look from Fiorina: 

            Cool off with this cool coupon on Sundays at Fiorina:

            Cool off with this cool sparkly look for your smile at bobbi Pins (make an appointment by calling 626-914-4709) that is offering real diamonds, yellow and white gold, rubies sapphires brilliance crystals, Swarovski crystals while using dentist-grade bonding materials:

            Cool off with a new look for your home from Glendora Interiors: 

            Cool care product for lash extensions coming soon to Platinum Lashes as an exclusive: Plurecil Lash Extension after-care products. This lash cleanser nourishes lashes as well as cleans them all while wearing Eyelash Extensions:

            Cool off with Two-Scoop Tuesday tomorrow at Martha’s Candy – two scoops for the price of one of famous Thrifty Ice Cream:

Monday, June 30, 2014

Floral Workshops Blooming at Glendora Florist

            Fresh flowers brighten any mood, decor or occasion. And you can create beautiful combinations by taking any of the workshops offered at Glendora Florist in Glendora Village.

            Florist Cyndy Tessitor teaches Beaucoup Bouquets once a month at the flower shop located at 234 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741.

            Each class is $75, and includes flowers, container, floral education, appetizers, fruit and wine. 

             It’s important to RSVP at least five days before each session, as registration is limited to 10 students.

            Each class is held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Upcoming class themes are:

            July 22: Beach theme
            Aug. 19: Picnic basket Tailgate
            Sept. 23: Back to school
            Oct. 21: Fall
            Nov. 18: Thanksgiving
            Dec. 9: Christmas
            Jan. 13: New beginnings
            Feb. 17: Valentine's continues 
            March 10: Spring

            Call (626) 335-1943 for reservations and information.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tune In to ‘Rising Star’ Next Sunday to See SING INC’s Trinitii

            It’s a busy summer for SING INC.

            First, be sure to watch ABC’s new interactive singing competition next Sunday, June 29, at 9 p.m. to see Trinitii, who were Northern California SING INC students. Members Cassie Nutter, Lauren Ona, and Jessica Teddington specialize in pop and R&B, and this is a big opportunity to share their singing talent.

Starling Glow
            Also, Starling Glow, a singing coach at SING INC in Glendora last year has just released her first hit single, “We Are Infinite,” which debuted as a Billboard Top 20 Dance Club Single.

            Another Northern California SING INC girl group, Paradise, was featured on “America’s Got Talent” in 2013, and has just released their first single, “Glitter.”

            Here in Glendora, SING INC. is in full swing with Summer Mini-Camps. “SING INC Takes to the Stage” starts July 9 and “SING INC Goes to the Top of the Billboard Charts” starts July 23.

             For more information about SING INC, call (626) 963-1777 or email

Monday, June 23, 2014

Village Kitchen Shoppe Classes Offer Summer Flavors

           Want to freshen up your summertime cooking? Then head over to the Village Kitchen Shoppe for its “Hands On,” “Lunch & Learn” and “TAB (Take a Break)” classes.

            Here are classes planned for July. Contact VKS for fees and to reserve a spot – (626) 914-7897 or send an email to

Leyla Can
Gina Wallman
Jyll Everman

            Hands On classes are held Thursdays at 6 p.m.:  July 10 – Chef Leyla Can, on the menu: Spiced Ground Sirloin on Flatbread, Cucumber Yogurt Arugula, Tomato and Carrot Salad w/ Benihana Dressing. July 17 – Chef Gina Wallman, on the menu: Orange, Avocado and Shave Fennel Salad; Chicken Piccata with Green Olive and Lemon Relish, Bing Cherry Cobbler. July 24 – Chef Jyll Everman, on the menu: Cast Iron Fillets of Beef with Garlic Butter, Mascarpone Potatoes with Bacon, Balsamic Green Beans with Pine Nuts,  Sweet Potato Custards. July 31 – Chef Jyll Everman, on the menu: Crepes with Blueberry Compote, Rock Star Bacon; Buttermilk Biscuits with Sage Gravy, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tarts.

Joe Durkan
            Lunch & Learn classes are held each Friday at 11 a.m. by Chef Dede Turner. July 11: Pressed Coppa Salami Sandwich with Broccoli Rabe Pesto, Spicy Slaw; July 18: Yucatan Pork with Annatto and Ancho Chile, Roasted Tomato and Arbol Chile Salsa; July 25: Classic Gazpacho, Black Olive Tapenade with Garlic Croutons.

Sharon Sessler 

Take a Break (TAB) classes are taught Saturdays at 11 a.m.: July 12 – Chef Joe Durkan, on the menu: Pine Nut and Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Pan Seared Duck Breast with Mustard Sauce, Potatoes au Gratin and Bananas Foster. July 19 – Chef Sharon Sessler, on the menu: Sauté of Asparagus and Artichoke with Ricotta Toast, Meyer Lemon and Olives; White Gazpacho with Red Gazpacho Garnish, Escalivada (roasted vegetable and bread salad), Raspberry Rhubarb Bars with Pink Pepper. July 26 – Chef Jyll Everman, on the menu: Smoked Salmon Flat Bread, Whole Wheat Crepes with Blueberry Sauce, Spinach and Feta Quiche & Almond Crusted French Toast.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Craving BBQ? Head Out to Visiting Angels' Summer BBQ on July 1

          Visiting Angels Glendora is throwing a Summer BBQ on Tuesday, July 1 to get your taste buds ready for Independence Day.

            Burgers, brews, raffles and games are planned from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of Visiting Angels, 131 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741. Parking is available on Vista Bonita Avenue.

            Suggested donation is $10 though you’ll probably want to donate more because proceeds will go to Partners of La Fetra, a charitable non-profit organization established to support the La Fetra Senior Center.

            Visiting Angels is gearing its campaign toward raising funds for senior scholarships.

            You can RSVP at or by calling (626) 852-3302.


Monday, June 16, 2014

The Lash Company Becomes Platinum Lashes in New Village Location

            The Lash Company has changed its name and its location in one fell swoop.

Platinum Lashes (formerly The Lash Company) is
located at 209 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora Village

            Now known as Platinum Lashes, the beauty and personal care spa specializing in lash extensions has moved two doors to the north of its first location to 209 N. Glendora Ave., in Glendora Village.

            Platinum Lashes is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Call for appointments, (626) 260-3786, or send an email to

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            Congratulations are in order for L. Lindsey Rehfeld  of Visiting Angels Glendora and Nikki Cusumano Vitale, owner of Fiorina, who were both recognized as Outstanding Local Businesswomen by State Senator Carol Liu at a luncheon last Friday. Both Lindsey and Nikki are members of the ARDENT Group.

L. Lindsey Rehfeld of Visiting

Angels (right) and State 
Senator Carol Liu   

 L. Lindsey Rehfeld and
Nikki Cusumano Vitale

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 The first “Glendora Girls Night Out” held last Thursday was so popular it was standing room only at the beautiful showroom of Glendora Interiors which hosted the event (see photo above). Participating businesses included Allure Beauty Essentials, Envy Me Fashions, Glendora Bakery, Glendora Florist, Glendora Interiors, Martha’s Candy & Ice Cream, My Secret Chef, Sing Inc, Simpson Portraits, Skin Care by Marlene Federico, and Village Kitchen Shoppe. Another “Night Out” will be in July. Watch here for more details.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Father’s Day is Just a Couple Days Away . . .

            It’s not too late to grab a great gift for Dad while shopping in Glendora Village.

            There’s plenty of choices at Andrews Inc., and if you can’t decide, one of their gift certificates will let Dad make his own choices.

            Maybe you’d like to give Dad a great watch – check out the Glendora Village website to find jewelers ready to help you choose the right one.

            And there’s Marty’s Cigar and Divan that offers fine cigars, pipes and tobaccos, and if you don’t know what Dad wants, get that gift certificate.

            If you haven’t made your Father’s Day plans, how about taking Dad out to lunch or dinner on Sunday.

            Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days for restaurant owners, so why not Dad’s Day?

            Many folks think Dad wants to get out in the backyard and barbecue, but maybe he’d like to be taken out to a restaurant.

            Leave the grillin’ to T. Phillips Alehouse & Grill on Sunday with its Father’s Day Barbecue. More barbecue is on the menu at Frisella’s Roastery.

            Great breakfast and lunch spots are Kara’s Korner, Village Vault, Ed’s Place and Village Eatery.

            Hope Father’s Day is fun, loving and delicious for all of you!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Keener Music Studio, Top Billing Entertainment performers win National Youth Arts Awards

            Students of Keener Music Studio and Top Billing Entertainment won three National Youth Arts Awards for its production of “The Music Man” last year.

            Suzanne Boles won Actress in a Musical for her portrayal as Marian, and other awards were for Best Costumes and Best Ensemble.

            Suzanne was chosen to perform “My White Night” at the ceremony held at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.

            Top Billing Entertainment was also chosen “Best Dance School” in the San Gabriel Valley by readers of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

            Tickets for Top Billing’s "Disney's Beauty And The Beast Jr." are now on sale.

            The musical will be staged July 18-20, 2014 at the Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center. Online ticket sales are for back three rows of the theater only. For closer seats, please contact Kim Krok at or (818) 468-4698. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Newsy Friday Along the Avenue of Glendora Village

            Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, and there are many places to find that special something for Dad.

            Check out Andrews Inc. for top men’s fashion and accessories.

            Also Da for Men, just around the corner from its sister store, Da Avere, offers shoes, sunglasses and more.

            Marty’s Cigar& Divan has fine cigars, pipes, tobaccos and smoking accessories.

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            Congratulations to Lindsey Rehfeld of Visiting Angels Glendora for being honored as a Women of Distinction by Senator Carol Liu. Lindsey will be honored at a luncheon next Friday, June 13, at the Hilton in Pasadena.

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Many Glendora Village Businesses Are Readers’ Choice!

            Several Glendora Village Businesses were selected by San Gabriel Valley Newspapers readers at the Best of the San Gabriel Valley.

            Beside Glendora being selected Best Friendly City or Downtown, other winners are:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Village Merchants Host Glendora Girls Night Out Open House on June 12

            Here’s a unique fun way to get to know some Glendora Village businesses and their owners:

            “Glendora Girls Night Out Open House” on June 12, 6-9 p.m., at Glendora Interiors  (118 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora CA  91741; 626-335-7229) will be a way to get acquainted with business owners and learn about what they have to offer.  Guests will be able to indulge in home decor, fashion, food and beauty.

            The idea for Glendora Girls Night Out Open House came about in a conversation between Marlene Federico and Glendora Interiors’ owner Annette Nemeth.  

            “With shopping becoming less personal with online opportunities, my hope is to create an emotional experience to connect with my fellow merchants with the intermingling of our client bases to let them know all the special things available here in the village,” Annette explained.

            “All the business-women are so excited about this evening. They are all within walking distance and are planning a night full of special offers and never-before discounts to reinforce relationships with customers.”

            Glendora Interiors will host the evening full of fun with drawings for items from each merchant every 15 minutes. Home decor, fashion, “tasties,” spirits,  music and beauty are on the evening’s agenda.

            For example, Annette is offering a drawing for a free Glendora Interiors in-home consultation. You can find more details about other plans and drawings on Glendora Interiors’ blog or find information on the "Featured Items" link on  and #glendoragirlsnight on Twitter and Instagram.

            “I can't tell you how many times I hear the phrase ‘How long have you been here? I didn't know you were here!’ I got to thinking I don't even know all the ins and outs of the merchants in the village either! While I knew them personally in passing I never reached out to them to connect my clients with their business,” Annette said.

            “I’ve found that people want eye contact with owners. This makes a special connection and emotional attachment to one another. My mission is to change the phrase from ‘I didn't know you were here’ to ‘I'm so happy my friend told me about you! Now I know where to shop in the Village!’”

            The next Glendora Girls Night Out Open House will be July 10; more information about it will be available soon.

Friday, May 30, 2014

First-Ever Gumby Fest to be Celebrated in Glendora June 14

             Two weeks from tomorrow, the inaugural Gumby Fest will be held June 14 on the grounds of Glendora City Hall and Glendora Library.

            Gumby, the world’s original clayboy and pop-culture legend who starred in more than 230 TV episodes and a movie, “grew up” in Glendora, where the iconic TV series was produced from 1960 to the late 1970s.

            The celebration of all-things Gumby, as well as stop motion animation including Davey & Goliath (also produced in Glendora) will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m at the corner of Glendora Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.

            Among the free family fun at Gumby Fest 2014:
·        “Gumby Through the Years” presented by Joe Clokey, son of Gumby creator Art Clokey;
·        Gumby Museum with memorabilia provided by the Clokey family and Gumby studio Premavision, Inc.;
·        Film screenings of Gumby cartoons, as well as stop motion animation videos submitted to the festival;
·        A Kids’ Stop Motion Animation Studio conducted by animation artists from Stoopid Buddies Stoodios, home to the longest running stop motion show on television, Robot Chicken. Children will learn how to produce a stop motion video they can take home after the festival;
·        Panel discussions about the past, present and future of stop motion animation with representatives from Laika Studios, producers of ParaNorman and next September’s BoxTrolls, as well as “Meet Gumby’s Gang” -- many stop motion animators who worked with Art Clokey to produce Gumby;
·        Plenty of family activities, kids crafts, photo opportunities with Gumby, and more;
·        A Gumby Store, booths of various vendors and community organizations, and many food trucks.

      Gumby Fest is produced by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce, Glendora Community Services, Glendora Library, Glendora Rotary, and Premavision Inc.

      Several Glendora Village businesses are Gumby Fest sponsors including Undercovers Intimate Apparel, Southland Properties and Knot Too Shabby. 

       Other sponsors are A1 Rentals, City Ventures, The Glendora Library Friends Foundation, NJ Croce, Crazy Dog Ladies, Alta Pacific Bank, DZED System, Art 2 Ink, Inc., The Chalkmobile, Glendora Woman’s Club, TAS Advertising Specialists, and Kenton Koch Racing. 

      For more information, visit

Friday, May 23, 2014

RPM Mortgage Hits a Home Run at Its Grand Opening

          RPM Mortgage, Inc., has moved to Glendora Village and is now located at 124 N. Glendora Ave., Suite 101.

           To celebrate the Grand Opening on Thursday May 15 Team RPM hit one out of the park with a baseball-themed party for Glendora Village business owners, Chamber of  Commerce members and referral partners.

           An estimated 125 guests attended the party that was staged in 100-degree-plus temperatures. Guests enjoyed BBQ hot dogs and sliders from the Corner Butcher Shop in La Verne and the RPM party guests were also able to shop at the Fiorina clothing store and received 20% off during the party hours.

Team RPM Mortgage-- from left to right: Sarena Talbert, Dan Ryan,
Joann Barbadillo, Lilly Suarez, Misty Sanchez, Jay Talbert,
 Janna Hirth, Gina Rodriguez, Julia Colosi,
Amada Sanchez, Jason Landes and Larry Davis.

           “We chose the baseball theme because RPM really has the bases covered regarding mortgages,” said Larry Davis, Branch Manager and Area Sales Manager.

About 125 guests attended  RPM Mortgage's
baseball-themed Grand Opening. 

           “We are so happy to be here in Glendora and look forward to reaching out and getting involved with the community. As we like to say, ‘Can do. Will do.’

           RPM Mortgage, Inc., is firmly rooted in the area and is committed to maintaining a community-oriented culture. Most of its staff lives in the area,and is happy to contribute to the community by enhancing their neighbors’quality of life by helping them achieve home ownership.

           RPM’s experienced, hands-on approach allows its staff members to successfully meet customers’ current financing needs and executes a successful transaction everytime. RPM Mortgage is a leading mortgage company because of its product diversity and proactive approach to lending, which is very important in the ever-changing mortgage industry.  

           For more information, call (626) 768-2486 or visit the offices at 124 N. Glendora Ave., Suite 101, Glendora, CA 91741.

ALSO . . .

We will not be posting this blog on Monday, due to the holiday. 
We wish you all safe, fun Memorial Day Weekend.