Bridging 127 Years of History

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MORALES | PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAVO OLMOS Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 12:54 pm On Saturday June 22, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, join the City of Pasadena as it marks its 127th birthday and Pasadena’s beloved landmark, the Colorado Street Bridge, commemorates its 100th anniversary with the special participation of the Pasadena Museum of History.Jeannette Bovard, media consultant for Pasadena Museum of History, explains the tie-in of the bridge’s anniversary and the City’s birthday: “We are using the Colorado Street Bridge’s milestone to set the theme for this year’s birthday festivities, kicking off the centennial celebrations with this party and also utilizing the “bridging” concept to explore all the region’s physical bridges as well as links to other facets of this diverse community.”The celebrations will include a gala cake cutting ceremony with Mayor Bogaard and other dignitaries at 3:00 pm, followed by cake for all courtesy of Vons/Pavilions.Entertainment will be a whole day affair with the following events:– The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association will keep party-goers on their toes with a variety of dances and demonstrations. Join in or sit, relax, and enjoy the show!– History “Pods” have become a defining and much-anticipated feature of Happy Birthday Pasadena events. This year we celebrate Pasadena’s physical bridges and use the concept of bridging to explore other facets of our City’s vibrant lifestyle:• Bridges to Community – Meet Pasadena’s community of Bloggers! They are our eyes and ears; they share Pasadena-related thoughts, images, inspirations, and news from unique perspectives. Here’s your chance to chat with them in person.• Bridges to Exploration – From Pasadena to Mars and beyond: JPL representatives will amaze, enlighten, and inspire you!• Bridges to Health – Did you know that many early Pasadena settlers came here seeking health cures? Our amazing medical history comes to life in this presentation.• Bridges to History – Our iconic landmark, the Colorado Street Bridge, is 100 years old in 2013. Pasadena Heritage will preside over a display that celebrates this milestone and all of our City’s physical bridges.• Bridges to Imagination – Kidspace Children’s Museum and Side Street Projects will keep youngsters fully engaged in imaginative, hands-on projects. Meanwhile, Gold Bug, Old Pasadena’s neo-Victorian emporium, will amuse, engage, and delight the imagaination and senses of visitors of all ages.• Bridges to Understanding – The Pasadena Sister Cities Committee will feature details about our special relationships with Ludwigshafen, Germany; Mishima, Japan; Jarvenpaa, Finland; Vanadzor, Armenia; and Xicheng District, Beijing, China.– “World’s Smallest Motor” – In 1959 famed CalTech physicist Dr. Richard Feynman offered a $1,000 prize to anyone able to make an operating electric motor only 1/64th of an inch cubed (about the size of a speck of sand). Pasadena’s William McLellan, a CalTech graduate and miniaturization specialist, successfully claimed the prize just a year later, effectively ushering in the field of nanotechnology. The McLellan family recently donated the tiny motor to PMH, and we are presenting in in a special display — mounted under a microscope — in the Archives on this celebratory afternoon.For the children’s activities, three outstanding organizations will engage youngsters in the art, innovation and science of bridges:– Kidspace Children’s Museum will host a hands-on bridge-building workshop with different types of materials to discover which work well, which do not, which structures are more successful and why. A weight test will let us see if our bridges could accommodate passengers safely. Have fun while learning the physics behind bridges – why certain structures work and why some bridges collapse! Our youngest visitors will join the fun, building bridges with blocks.– Side Street Projects will invite children and family members to create an imaginative bridge from the perspective of the surrounding wildlife, using biodegradable materials. Use your imagination! How would a fish design a bridge? What would a butterfly do? Using the format of a suspension bridge, kids will create a combination 2-D/3-D project inspired by the Arroyo Secco wildlife below the Colorado Street Bridge.– We will present three storytelling productions on the Museum Stage at 1:30 pm– all around our theme of ‘bridges.” WTS performances blend storytelling and audience participatory theatre to bring world folklore, fairy tales, literature, legends, and mythology to joyful life.It’s going to be a grand day of celebrating, but with a host of educational activities and fun entertainment as well. In what will most surely be a grand day for the whole City of Pasadena, everyone is urged to join and not miss this once a year celebration.If all the above isn’t enough to entice you, keep in mind that admission and parking is free.To learn more about the celebrations, visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Seniors Feted in Big Win for Girls Basketball

first_imgThe Red Raiders honor the senior class before the start of the game. By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City High School girls basketball team honored its six seniors Tuesday night by posting a dominating 50-25 win over visiting Cedar Creek.The victory gave the Red Raiders a piece of the title for the National Division in the Cape Atlantic League along with Mainland. The win improved Ocean City to 17-6 (13-1 conference), while Cedar Creek dropped to 7-15 (7-9 conference).The senior class for the Red Raiders consists of Abbey Fenton, Delaney Lappin, Lauren Mirsky, Emma Finnegan, Katie Mazzitelli and Megan Crawford.In a post-game interview, Ocean City Head Coach Paul Baruffi spoke about the leadership and growth in his senior class.“A lot of the seniors have been with me for four years, and they have worked hard, been leaders, and most importantly contributed a lot over the past four years,” Baruffi said.Ocean City’s Delaney Lappin puts up a bucket for her team-high seven points.In a game that saw 10 different Red Raiders in the scorebook, senior Delaney Lappin led the way with seven points.The first quarter saw the closest point spread of the game as the Raiders and the Pirates traded baskets for the opening eight minutes of play. Ocean City took a two-point lead going into the second quarter, 11-9.Then the cylinders started firing for Ocean City in the second quarter. The Raiders put up 14 points to Cedar Creek’s two.The Raiders were able to cycle players through the lineup to keep the ball moving and keep the legs fresh. They increased their full-court pressure defense, creating turnovers and second chance opportunities to find the basket. Ocean City led going into halftime, 25-11.Red Raider Katie Mazzitelli plays defense on a shot attempt by Cedar Creek.As the second half got underway, Ocean City continued its dominance, scoring 17 points in the final eight minutes of play, with freshman Ayanna Morton adding six of her own.Baruffi was proud of the effort his team showed, especially in clinching a part of the divisional title.“Especially when we started the season 1-5, to win something like that is an accomplishment,” he said. “Winning divisional titles, conference titles, group titles – they are all important and they are all accomplishments. We take pride in all of it.”The Red Raiders will close out the regular season on Thursday at Williamstown in a nonconference match-up before starting the conference playoffs.Ocean City’s Ayanna Morton readies herself for a free throw.last_img read more

Albion cricket academy a huge success

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Hilbert Foster, urged the 43 graduates of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club’s annual cricket academy, last Saturday, to uphold the high tradition of the prestigious club.The club, which was founded over 60 years ago, has a very high reputation of producing top class players for Berbice, Guyana and West Indies.Foster spoke at length of the importance of education and pleaded with the attentive cricketers to stay in school, to obtain an educational background, since in today’s modern world, all sportsmen and sportswomen are expected to deal with the media, sponsors, agents and the general public.“National talent would only take you so far while an educational background would open doors of opportunities off the field,’ he stated.Foster also urged them to develop a culture of hard work, discipline and dedication, respect for the elderly and a love of making a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate.He pledged the full support of his administration for the development of the game at the junior level and announced that in 2019, the BCB would host tournaments at the Under-13, U-15, U-17, U-19, U-21 and U-23 levels. Numerous developmental programmes are also being organized, including the Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh Coaching Programme and Annual Cricket Academy.Foster hailed the outstanding leadership of the Albion Cricket Club.Meanwhile, Foster handed over trophies, medals, cricket balls, educational materials, scorebooks to the Albion Club. Additionally, the BCB boss handed out three special prizes to three players of the academy. Young Berbice player Damian Cecil, whom Foster described as a future West Indies player, received a pair of batting pads. Most Disciplined Player N. Shiwpersaud received two special prizes, while Most Promising Player Tameshwar Mohamed carried home an educational package and a bicycle.The Albion Cricket Club has produced five Test cricketers in Sew Shivnarine, Narsingh Deonarine, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Devendra Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul.last_img read more