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August 31, 2007
Hi! My name is Rose Gamble, and I am the interim executive director for the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. The 7th Annual Foothills Community Business Expo, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Fourth Floor Council Room at Verdugo Hills Hospital. The event is free to the public and affords everyone the opportunity to find out about the businesses and services that are right in their own backyard. Also, Sept. 15 is the third annual Art Walk and Sale of the year.
By Mary O'Keefe | October 13, 2006
This year's Oktoberfest in Montrose was a great success according to Liz Church of the Montrose Verdugo Chamber of Commerce. The chamber estimates close to 20,000 people joined in the German celebration, more visitors than last year. "People seemed to get here a lot earlier," Church said. She attributes the increase to cool, comfortable weather and television ads promoting the event. Oktoberfest was advertised during Dodger baseball games and aired on stations like the History Channel and Home and Garden Television.
By Chris Wiebe | October 9, 2006
The sounds of accordion-driven German folk music echoed along a cordoned-off promenade on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose on Saturday, during the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce's Oktoberfest. Though the tune, an audio recording, lacked the visual accompaniment of lederhosen-clad musicians and deutscher volktanzkreis , German folk dancers, clapping their hands, slapping their thighs and stomping their feet, a chorus of la-la-la's was more than enough to coax the Oktoberfesters in attendance into shared good spirits.
October 6, 2006
This Saturday celebrates the 29th year of the Montrose Oktoberfest and perhaps this will prove to be the most exciting event in a long series of well-received festivals. Sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, the annual event has become a tradition for family fun with carnival-type rides and games, authentic German food, and entertainment ranging from gymnasts to Alpine horn demonstrations in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue. One of the new highlights at the event this year will be the Sports Lounge.
September 26, 2006
Oktoberfest Kick-off Mixer upcoming An Oktoberfest Kick-off Mixer will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Citibank, 2350 Honolulu Ave., in Montrose. The event, sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce, will include German food and refreshments and a special drawing. John Corda 0will perform German music. Cost is $5 for chamber members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call (818) 249-7171. Meeting to focus on development plans Dave Meyers, chairman of the Friends of Mountain Oaks, will discuss the proposed development of the Mountain Oaks area, focusing on the area at the southern end of New York Avenue near Crescenta Valley Park.
September 22, 2006
Welcome to new members Fran & Rowena, realtors extraordinaire with Dilbeck GMAC Real Estate at 1030 Foothill Blvd. in La CaƱada. They can be reached at (818) 952-0077 or . Also, welcome to Glendale Teachers Association. We are adding them to our long list of non-profit members. For their information contact Bud Yoho. 3233 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208; phone (818) 240-3927 or visit It is Oktoberfest time! Please join us at the annual Kick-Off Mixer, Wednesday, Sept.
September 15, 2006
The California Philharmonic will bring a bit of Bavaria to Southern California when it hosts its annual fund-raising Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Oktoberfest begins at 6 p.m. in the Arboretum's Sunset Garden, and the fun continues to 10 p.m. Traditional German foods, including sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels, will be served. Several beers, including Amber Bock and Hefeweizen, will be offered along with soft drinks and coffee.
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