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December 13, 2002
Janine Marnien Once the Holiday Toy Express pulls into town Saturday, Santa and his North Pole friends will treat their greeters to musical entertainment. Spreading cheer via the MetroLink holiday train has been a six-year project for the company, and it's for a good cause. Organizers are asking all who come out to visit the train bring an unwrapped toy for the Spark of Love Toy Drive, a 10-year tradition sponsored by Southern California fire departments.
NEWS
December 1, 2000
Amber Willard TROPICO -- Santa Claus, accompanied by Glendale firefighters, rolls into town tonight on a MetroLink train to collect toys for local children. The Holiday Toy Express 2000 will stop in Glendale at 6:55 p.m. at the city's MetroLink station at 400 W. Cerritos Ave. to pick up new, unwrapped toys for children and teens. The event is part of the Fire Department's Spark of Love campaign in which firefighters collect gifts for local youths during the holiday season.
NEWS
December 2, 2004
Firefighters will be stationed at the Alex Theatre prior to the Glendale Symphony Orchestra's "Christmas Celebration" concert at 8 p.m. Friday to collect toys for the "Spark of Love" Toy Drive. Each theater patron arriving with an unwrapped toy will receive a free membership to Friends of the Glendale Symphony (a $25 value) and a complimentary portrait sitting (a $65 value) donated by Richard Williams Photography Studio, said Diane Hedrick, executive director.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Happy Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. New Horizons Family Center will highlight the traditions of several cultures this month at its sixth annual holiday party, an event open to the community. "The more we know about each other, the better we get along," said Rocio Bach, a party organizer. When kids arrive to visit with Santa Claus on Dec. 15, they will have to work their way around booths highlighting Armenian and Latin American Christmas traditions, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, before getting a present.
NEWS
November 23, 2007
Spark of Love toy drive until Dec. 24 Glendale firefighters join KABC 7 for the 13th annual “Spark of Love” toy drive. Those who wish to support the program can donate new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for community children in need. Toys are collected at Glendale Fire Stations and distributed locally. Glendale Police Department is located at 131 North Isabel Street, Glendale. Toys will be collected through Dec. 24.   Home tour tickets now on sale Crescenta Valley High School’s Prom Plus committee has announced that tickets are now on sale for their holiday home tour taking place on Dec. 8. Four area homes will be on the tour which will include music, refreshments and merchants offering Christmas gift ideas.
NEWS
December 14, 2004
Jackson Bell When it comes to helping those in need during the holiday season, Glendale Community College's police department has a solution that is for the students, by the students. On Dec. 1, college students began donating money, food and unwrapped Christmas toys to the school's police department, which will go to 23 students whose families need help this year. The collected items will be given to them on Christmas Eve. The Happy Holiday Fund, in its 10th year, is helping the most families to date, said Nidal Kobaissi, a Glendale Community College District Police Department specialist.
NEWS
December 19, 2009
It’s been a rough year for charitable causes. From food pantries to shelters buckling under reduced state funding, the worst of recent times have seen little relief. And so when Metrolink announced that it wouldn’t be rescheduling its annual Holiday Toy Express — that bright and cheerful train that pulls through stations to spur toy donations for needy families — local organizations struggling to fill the Christmas wish lists of low-income families throughout the region saw their efforts take a major hit. The train was canceled last week amid the rainstorms.
FEATURES
November 24, 2006
Womengathering, the women's ministry at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, will celebrate the joys of this Christmas season with live music and song, make Christmas gifts for the patients of Olive View Hospital and enjoy culinary holiday treats on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Jan Roberts will lead the congregation in practical, meaningful ways that people can celebrate Advent and enrich the journey to Christmas this year. As a parent educator, Roberts has taught weekly parenting classes for the Parent Education Program at LCPC for 15 years.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 21, 2008
Christmas toy donations began pouring in Thursday night at the New Horizons Family Center. Community members carried unwrapped toys that will be donated to needy Glendale children for the holidays. Mae Abouchakra, Glendale Latino Assn. director, donated a game of “Go Fish” and a Strawberry Shortcake doll set Thursday at the “Gifts on the Horizon” event, kicking off the 14th annual Toy Donation and Volunteer Drive. Donating toys keeps “the Christmas spirit alive for children whose parents can’t afford toys,” she said.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2006
It was recently announced that once again Dilbeck Realtors GMAC is kicking off their annual "Share the Spirit Toy Drive," which benefits the following local organizations: Hathaway Homes, Five Acres, The Sycamores & Hillsides. "This year, as in the past, we are encouraging Kids giving to Kids," said Mark Dilbeck, president of Dilbeck Realtors. "This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about giving to others less fortunate. Let your youngster help pick out a toy for a boy or girl, between the ages of 6 and 18, and then they can drop it off at any of our 14 offices."
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynne Heffley | December 2, 2013
It's that time of year when, once again, local stages light up with holiday-themed treats for audiences of varying ages. The festive offerings range from the soulful (a symphonic concert) to the intentionally ridiculous (anarchic clowning, a British-style panto), topped off, of course, by “The Nutcracker” and an assortment of “Christmas Carols.” The shows: Aladdin and His Winter Wish (Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena). Bruce Vilanch plays Widow Twankey and Ben Vereen is the Genie in Lythgoe Family Productions' second annual holiday musical, presented British panto style with a cast whose stage and screen credits range from Nickelodeon to Broadway.
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NEWS
December 19, 2009
It’s been a rough year for charitable causes. From food pantries to shelters buckling under reduced state funding, the worst of recent times have seen little relief. And so when Metrolink announced that it wouldn’t be rescheduling its annual Holiday Toy Express — that bright and cheerful train that pulls through stations to spur toy donations for needy families — local organizations struggling to fill the Christmas wish lists of low-income families throughout the region saw their efforts take a major hit. The train was canceled last week amid the rainstorms.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 21, 2008
Christmas toy donations began pouring in Thursday night at the New Horizons Family Center. Community members carried unwrapped toys that will be donated to needy Glendale children for the holidays. Mae Abouchakra, Glendale Latino Assn. director, donated a game of “Go Fish” and a Strawberry Shortcake doll set Thursday at the “Gifts on the Horizon” event, kicking off the 14th annual Toy Donation and Volunteer Drive. Donating toys keeps “the Christmas spirit alive for children whose parents can’t afford toys,” she said.
NEWS
November 23, 2007
Spark of Love toy drive until Dec. 24 Glendale firefighters join KABC 7 for the 13th annual “Spark of Love” toy drive. Those who wish to support the program can donate new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for community children in need. Toys are collected at Glendale Fire Stations and distributed locally. Glendale Police Department is located at 131 North Isabel Street, Glendale. Toys will be collected through Dec. 24.   Home tour tickets now on sale Crescenta Valley High School’s Prom Plus committee has announced that tickets are now on sale for their holiday home tour taking place on Dec. 8. Four area homes will be on the tour which will include music, refreshments and merchants offering Christmas gift ideas.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2006
It was recently announced that once again Dilbeck Realtors GMAC is kicking off their annual "Share the Spirit Toy Drive," which benefits the following local organizations: Hathaway Homes, Five Acres, The Sycamores & Hillsides. "This year, as in the past, we are encouraging Kids giving to Kids," said Mark Dilbeck, president of Dilbeck Realtors. "This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about giving to others less fortunate. Let your youngster help pick out a toy for a boy or girl, between the ages of 6 and 18, and then they can drop it off at any of our 14 offices."
FEATURES
November 24, 2006
Womengathering, the women's ministry at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, will celebrate the joys of this Christmas season with live music and song, make Christmas gifts for the patients of Olive View Hospital and enjoy culinary holiday treats on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Jan Roberts will lead the congregation in practical, meaningful ways that people can celebrate Advent and enrich the journey to Christmas this year. As a parent educator, Roberts has taught weekly parenting classes for the Parent Education Program at LCPC for 15 years.
NEWS
December 14, 2004
Jackson Bell When it comes to helping those in need during the holiday season, Glendale Community College's police department has a solution that is for the students, by the students. On Dec. 1, college students began donating money, food and unwrapped Christmas toys to the school's police department, which will go to 23 students whose families need help this year. The collected items will be given to them on Christmas Eve. The Happy Holiday Fund, in its 10th year, is helping the most families to date, said Nidal Kobaissi, a Glendale Community College District Police Department specialist.
NEWS
December 2, 2004
Firefighters will be stationed at the Alex Theatre prior to the Glendale Symphony Orchestra's "Christmas Celebration" concert at 8 p.m. Friday to collect toys for the "Spark of Love" Toy Drive. Each theater patron arriving with an unwrapped toy will receive a free membership to Friends of the Glendale Symphony (a $25 value) and a complimentary portrait sitting (a $65 value) donated by Richard Williams Photography Studio, said Diane Hedrick, executive director.
NEWS
December 13, 2002
Janine Marnien Once the Holiday Toy Express pulls into town Saturday, Santa and his North Pole friends will treat their greeters to musical entertainment. Spreading cheer via the MetroLink holiday train has been a six-year project for the company, and it's for a good cause. Organizers are asking all who come out to visit the train bring an unwrapped toy for the Spark of Love Toy Drive, a 10-year tradition sponsored by Southern California fire departments.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Happy Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. New Horizons Family Center will highlight the traditions of several cultures this month at its sixth annual holiday party, an event open to the community. "The more we know about each other, the better we get along," said Rocio Bach, a party organizer. When kids arrive to visit with Santa Claus on Dec. 15, they will have to work their way around booths highlighting Armenian and Latin American Christmas traditions, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, before getting a present.
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