Community & Clubs

Community: Former Burbank Mayor Al Dossin will be missed

Community: Former Burbank Mayor Al Dossin will be missed

Former mayor Al F. Dossin lived his life the way he wanted to live it.

Community: Four receive Silver Beaver

Community: Four receive Silver Beaver

Four adult members of Boys Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, were recently recognized for their distinguished service to youth in scouting and in the community at the council's annual business meeting at the Embassy Suites in Glendale.

Community: College support group installs officers

Community: College support group installs officers

The Patrons Club of Glendale Community College began its new year with the installation of officers during a brunch last month at the Castaway restaurant.

Community: Panhellenic holds scholarship event

Community: Panhellenic holds scholarship event

Deb Ann Orfalea, president of Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic and member of Zeta Tau Alpha, welcomed members and guests to her Glendale home over the holidays. Attending from Burbank were Georgine Archer, of Delta Gamma, and Jackie Dwight, of Alpha Xi Delta.

Community: Charity League plans Casino Night

The Burbank chapter of National Charity League will host a Casino Night on Saturday at the Castaway restaurant to benefit the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Burbank Family Service Agency, Kid’s Community Dental Clinic of Burbank and BCR “a place to grow,” to name a few.

Community: Martial arts benefits arts foundation

Actors Sean Kanan, Chad Duell and comedian Nadine Rajabi will join national Martial Arts World champion exhibition teams for the Martial Arts World of Champions, “A Night to Benefit Burbank Arts for All Foundation,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn...

Community: Thrift shop like new after reorganizing

Community: Thrift shop like new after reorganizing

La Providencia Guild members, their husbands and friends worked like little elves over the holidays to clean and reorganize the thrift shop at 3301 W. Burbank Blvd. All proceeds go to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Burbank YMCA to unveil $1-million renovation Wednesday

Burbank YMCA to unveil $1-million renovation Wednesday

The Burbank Community YMCA is slated to unveil next week its $1-million renovation, which includes upgrades to its aquatics center, pool and gym.

Community: Celebrating the Festival of Trees

Community: Celebrating the Festival of Trees

Burbank resident Sylvia Kowal and her family continued their tradition of spending the day at the 38th annual Festival of Trees presented in early December by Assistance League of Glendale. Christmas trees and other specialty decorations, created by members and supporters, were on display around the...

Community: Volunteers collect coats for veterans

The city's Retired Senior Volunteer Program is conducting a coat collection project with donations going to military veterans and their families. Last year, the program collected 650 coats.

Community: Second year for winners of decorating contest

Community: Second year for winners of decorating contest

Several merry attractions and a sense of humor earned Nic and Carrie Nolan first place in the adult category for the second year in a row in the Burbank Holiday...

Community: Boy Scouts wrapping holiday gifts

Community: Boy Scouts wrapping holiday gifts

Boy Scout Troop 209 from Burbank is accepting donations through mistletoe sales and gift-wrapping services through Christmas Eve on the third floor of the Sears store in the Burbank Town Center Mall. Visit www.troop209.org for hours or more information.

Community: BCR celebrates 50 years of service

Community: BCR celebrates 50 years of service

BCR “a place to grow” is celebrating its golden anniversary, having started as the Burbank Center for the Retarded in 1963. The center's staff and clients wished a fond farewell in June to retiring executive director Lonna Dunson, who took on the title in 2005, but had worked at the...

Community: Longtime Burbank residents, high school sweethearts, celebrate 95th birthday

Community: Longtime Burbank residents, high school sweethearts, celebrate 95th birthday

Longtime Burbank residents Marjorie and Les Jonkey received an early Christmas present with the birth of their ninth great-grandchild, Jackson Andrew Schulze, on Nov. 29.

Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers

Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers

Burbank seniors, ages 55 to 99, were thanked for giving thousands of hours to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program during a luncheon last month at the Castaway restaurant.

Community: Volunteers helping Salvation Army

Community: Volunteers helping Salvation Army

The bell-ringing competition is on!

Community: Singers spreading holiday cheer

The Van Bloem Singers are completing their 20th season, having performed more than 600 shows for service clubs, retiree groups, volunteer organizations, charitable organizations and senior residences. New singers are always welcome.

Community: Student inducted into honor society

Jennifer Mireles, of Burbank, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Cal State Northridge.

Community: Company hosts 'Nutcracker' fest

Community: Company hosts 'Nutcracker' fest

A daylong festival of all things Nutcracker is planned by the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre on Dec. 1 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.

Community: Retiring after 38 years with police

Community: Retiring after 38 years with police

Vicki Miskimin has retired from the Burbank Police Department after almost 38 years and is settling into a more relaxed side of life.

Community: Elks boutique benefits charities

Charities supported by the Burbank Elks Lodge will receive a portion of the proceeds made during a holiday boutique slated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank.

Community: Sunrise Kiwanis help pay for brain scanner

Community: Sunrise Kiwanis help pay for brain scanner

The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club outshined the competition when it celebrated its silver anniversary recently.

Community: Mieliwocki named Zonta Club's Woman of the Year

Community: Mieliwocki named Zonta Club's Woman of the Year

Avid readers of this newspaper know that Luther Middle School teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki received the National Teacher of the Year for 2012, but they might not know why.

Community: Jazz benefits Burbank and Burroughs

The instrumental music associations of Burbank and Burroughs high schools are setting aside their crosstown rivalry this week and producing a fundraising jazz concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Burbank High School Auditorium.

Community: Alumni gathers at tailgate party

The big football game Friday night between crosstown rivals Burbank and Burroughs high schools has an exciting new element this year with the newly formed Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Assn.

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