November 26, 2001
Karen S. Kim DOWNTOWN -- As the gobbling, feathered icon of Thanksgiving is forced to give way to the mighty Evergreen symbol of the rapidly approaching Christmas holiday, Macy's Holiday Lane in the Glendale Galleria does what it can to pay homage. The store offers 22 fully decorated trees laden with ornaments for sale, nutcrackers, snow globes and tree-topping angels. "It's going great," said store manager Jilbert Shahdaryan. "We have been really busy.
December 18, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN -- An enthusiastic pack of Wilson Middle School students donated a live Christmas tree and 40 handmade Christmas ornaments to the YWCA Domestic Violence Project, which has three shelters for battered women and their children. The 7-foot tree and gifts were delivered Friday afternoon by 12 students, Wilson teacher specialist Martha Wilson and three other advisors. The project came about when a notice was placed in the school bulletin, Wilson said.
December 19, 2006
Green hands cut from construction paper were clustered on a bulletin board in the Valley View Elementary School auditorium to form a fir tree. It may be just 7 feet of paper, but the students at Valley View see the tree as a symbol of compassion. Children tacked ornaments of many colors, with deeds of compassion written on them, on the tree Thursday morning. They call it their "hand"-made holiday tree and it's part of an ongoing program at Valley View to help the fourth-graders recognize and contribute to compassion in their everyday lives.
December 8, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta BRAND PARK -- The Glendale Historical Society is getting ready to take people back to a time when ornaments were status symbols and Christmas cards were rare. The group's seventh annual Candlelight Tours of the Doctors' House in Brand Park will recreate a traditional Victorian Christmas, complete with 19th-entury ornaments and reenactments of typical scenes from the period. Tours will be held Saturday and Dec. 18. "It's a way of connecting with the past to maybe remind people of what it was like when their grandparents were around," said museum curator Isabelle Meyer.
December 5, 2006
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Every year, Glendale city officials come out with strings of thousands of lights and bulbous ornaments to decorate the city's Christmas tree. It has been a tradition in the city, coupled with the city's annual tree lighting, which this year takes place on Wednesday. But after an arson fire last year destroyed all ornaments and garnishing, decorators face a new challenge — rebuilding from the ground up. "This year we started from scratch because of the arson," Operation Supervisor Lisa Nolan said.
July 15, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN Glendale Hallmark Gold Crown Stores are set to launch today a new selection of more than 200 Keepsake Ornaments. Get those credit cards ready. At Rosy's Hallmark Shop at the Glendale Galleria, the store will carry new designs of Barbie, Star Wars Episode 1, Dr. Seuss and Disney classic characters, Manager Gennie Roman, 25, said. "Customers with Hallmark Gold Crown cards who purchase ornaments today will receive double bonus points."
December 8, 2007
History and actors under candlelight The Victorian Doctor?s House at Brand Park will host candlelight tours of the museum Dec. 8 and 15. The museum will be decorated with greenery and antique ornaments, live yuletide music and refreshments with tableaux vivants, or docent actors, will be available in each room. Continuous tours ? sponsored by the Glendale Historical Society ? will lead attendees through the house with candlelight to preserve the historical context of a Victorian-era holiday.
December 20, 2004
With a week to spare before Christmas, several Glendale organizations gave toys to needy families Saturday, making sure disadvantaged children wake up to gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. At the New Horizons Family Center, about 3,000 families received toys collected by New Horizons, the California Highway Patrol and Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer's office. A similar giveaway took place at the Salvation Army's Windsor Road campus, where 382 families received food for a Christmas dinner as well as gifts.
December 15, 2006
It was a wonderful evening for all, the Christmas Craft Night at the Center for Children at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church on Dec.7. Youths from the community made holiday crafts, door hangers and ornaments with their family, friends and teachers. The CFC staff opened their classroom doors to accommodate this annual tradition. Magic was in the air as Santa Claus and his elf poised for picture with the children throughout the evening. Before the crafts began at 6:30 p.m., there was the opportunity to enjoy dinner in Koopmans Hall.