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City Serving Senior Lunches; Ulta Beauty Opening; Beer and Wine Fest; Bridge Work; Clean Sidewalks; Etc.

In his weekly report ( City Manager Oliver Chi reports ...

~ The City has begun serving free meals to seniors at the Monrovia Community Center.  Lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. to noon, with a suggested donation of $2.  All seniors over 55 are welcome, but will be required to become a club member of either the Gad-A-Bouts or New Horizons Club after two visits. Memberships are $5 for the year.

Comment: I'm not in the least bit comfortable with the city making membership in a private club a requirement to receive a government service. This seems wrong.

~  Ulta Beauty - cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, and hair products - will open its newest location at the Monrovia Landing Shopping Center (the old Albertson's center) with aformal ribbon cutting on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9:45 a.m.

~  The  third annual Monrovia Station Beer, Wine & Music Fest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4-8 p.m. at the Station Square Park. More than 30 craft beer and wines from award winning breweries and wineries. Proceeds benefit the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce & Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills. And yes, you gotta be at least 21.

~ East Huntington Drive lanes will occasionally be closed between Sept. 10 - Sept. 19 so workers can do maintenance and repair work on the overhead pedestrian bridge  The work will be between the hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., from Monday through Friday only.

~ Old Town sidewalks will be pressure washed starting Monday, Sept. 10 through Sept. 12.  Each day, the work will begin at 3 a.m. and end at 7 a.m.

~  Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board needs a new member. Interested? Apply here - - before 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Questions? Contact the City Clerk's office at 932-5505.

- Brad Haugaard

1 comment:

  1. I thought the same thing about requiring membership to get services, however, on the positive side, many seniors are alone and would benefit from being part of a social club. Yes, it is a bit of arm twisting but it might end up improving their quality of life. Just my two cents.