News and notes from our community
Citizens of the Year
Bob and Patsy Harbicht, the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Citizens of Year for 2014/15, will be honored at the chamber’s directors installation dinner slated for March 27 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 924 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia.
Individually and together the couple has devoted a lifetime of volunteer service to the community of Arcadia through scouting, schools, church and myriad organizations, states a press release prepared by the chamber. The annual dinner event, featuring the induction of the new chamber officers, including President/elect Denise Weaver of Weaver & Associates Insurance, a tribute to outgoing Chamber President Arlynn Robinson, and presentations by chamber and city leaders and political dignitaries, is considered one of Arcadia’s premier events.
The Harbichts will succeed Jim and Shelly Romo as the Arcadia chamber’s Citizens of the Year.
In addition, Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary will receive the Corporate Community Contributor Award.
For information and tickets, call the chamber office at (626) 447/2159.
Pasadena artist Dani Dodge will have her work featured in New York in March at Liminal Communities, a group show of national and international artists at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn.
Dodge’s offering, The Comfort, is a twin/bed/sized mixed media work that explores ways we try to hold off aging through medical means.
When I first showed the piece at a show at the Museum of the Living Artist in San Diego, people were drawn to it, Dodge said in a prepared statement. I’m looking forward to seeing how it resonates with a New York audience.
The show includes works from 18 US artists and one artist from Israel. Members from the US range from coast to coast and in between. Dodge is one of three members in California, and the only one from Pasadena.
Founded in 1972, A.I.R. was the first artist/run gallery for women in the United States.
The show runs from March 6 through March 29.
Arcadia hit with ‘Hot Ice’
Here’s some great news for dessert lovers. Rita’s Italian Ice, featuring a number of frozen treats as well as Italian Ice made with real fruit at more than 600 outlets, opened its newest store at 733 W. Naomi Ave. Suite I, in Arcadia, with hours of operation from noon to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Check out Rita’s of Arcadia on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RitasOfArcadia), Instagram (@ritasicesgv) and Twitter (@RitasIceSGV). Or try the old/fashioned way and give them a call at (626) 623/6053.
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