Like we have done for 80 years, your fellow canyon neighbors and friends who volunteer with the Chevy Chase Estates Association prepared the mailing of “Canyon Crier,” our annual CCEA newsletter. With the help of spouses and children we were able to fold, collate, secure, and address 1500 newsletters that will be mailed everybody in the canyon. It’s a labor of love that took three hours on a Sunday afternoon with a “stuffing mailing party”, and countless more hours to write and create.
Let’s get together to brainstorm how to make our library even better!
Come share your ideas for programming and making the most of our little gem of a library, the Chevy Chase branch. The directing librarian and volunteers will attend.
We want to hear from YOU! Sat., Feb. 11 @ 2 p.m., 3301 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale 91206, 818-548-2046
These great ideas came from the Oct. 26, 2016, brainstorming session:
- a book club for grown-ups
- a regular storytime for kids
- a holiday neighborhood party
- chamber concerts
- adding Pilates or other fitness classes
- through Glendale Community Services & Parks (yoga is already offered Saturday mornings 9-10)
- asking the city to open at least one other day per week (library is currently open Wed., 2-8 p.m. and Sat., 12-5 p.m.).
- To deal with the limited hours, we will attempt to get a sign for outside the library visible to drivers from both directions that publicizes the library’s hours, so people can easily see when it is open.
- We also will ask the city if we can add play equipment, such as a sandbox, or safe, low-tech toys for kids, maybe a picnic table or more seating to make it an even more inviting gathering place.
Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to add more ideas here to keep the conversation going, or let us know how you would like to help.
Some regular programs at the library currently include:
- Art Cart and Lego Club – after school on Wednesdays
- Jewel City Knitters (knit and crochet with others for charity) Second Saturday of the month 2-5 p.m.
- Poetry and Prose for Adults – taught by Jane Hancock on Wednesdays
- NEW: Chevy Chase Library Book Club – First meeting, Wed, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. – Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Is your home here? Can you find your neighbor’s?
Homes were photographed at random so if your house isn’t included, perhaps it can be found in the lights of years past below. Enjoy these beautiful canyon treasures, Merry Christmases (Glendale is so cool, we celebrate two, the 25th and the 6th.), Happy Holidays, and a very Happy New Year from your neighbors at the CCEA.
(Your CCEA Christmas lights photographer didn’t find lights to shoot this year because… not much changed.)
The following email was just sent to the Chevy Chase Estates Association. We are sharing it with canyon residents as a warning to be on the lookout for this thief.
I live on the 2000 block of Cascadia Dr. Yesterday we had a package stolen from our front porch. I wanted to write to send a description (and photos) to keep people vigilant.
The package was taken from my front porch at 8:18PM on Tuesday 12/6/2016. It looked like a woman wearing a hooded down jacket and “skinny” pants.
The woman was walking along side a recent (2012 to 2014) Kia Soul checking inside mail boxes and taking packages as the driver followed. The Kia Soul was white (or could have been yellow) with a black stripe across the doors.
People in the canyon should keep an eye out for this Kia Soul because my security camera also captured the same car driving slowly down the road (with nobody on foot) only two nights before on 12/4/2016 at 8:34PM (a similar time).