Library's Popular Parent/Child Workshops Slated for March, 1-09-2012

Registration is now open for popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 at 6:30 pm at the Sierra Madre Public Library.

Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns.

The parenting workshop will feature noted resource professionals from the community and each session will feature a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health.

Families with children ages 36 months and younger are encouraged to register now as past workshops have filled up fast. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program.

Senior Community Commission Seeking Older 'Sierra Madre' American of the Year, 1-08-2013

The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission is seeking your assistance to find the 2013 Older ‘Sierra Madre’ American of the Year. Nominated individuals must live in Sierra Madre, demonstrate outstanding community service and be age 60 or older.

Nominations are due by Monday, February 18, 2013,

Free Christmas Tree Recycling, 1-07-2013

Athens Services will continue to pick up and recycle your Christmas Tree through this week. Residents may put their tree by the curb on their regular pick-up day for this free program. Please remove stands, nails, ornaments, lights and tinsel, and place the trees next to your containers. Trees with flocking or fire retardant are acceptable. Trees over 6 feet in length must be cut in half.

If you miss the date for recycling, please cut up your tree and place it in your yard waste container, or call Athens Services for a “bulky item” pickup.

For additional information, please call Athens Services at 1-888-336-6100 or the Sierra Madre Public Works Department at 626-355-7135.

Baldwin Avenue Street Closure Notice, 12-27-2012

The City of Arcadia is planning to repave and reconstruct Baldwin Avenue between Foothill Blvd. and Orange Grove Ave. The construction is scheduled for the month of February 2013.

The work will include constructing new handicapped ramps, replacing damaged curb and gutter, repairing portions of deteriorated asphalt pavement and grinding and resurfacing the entire asphalt pavement surface. The street will remain open to through traffic at all times, but will require partial street closures.

At least one travel lane in each direction will be open at all times. Expect travel delays through the area during construction. For more information or questions regarding the project, please contact Tim Kelleher of the City of Arcadia at (626) 574-5484 or