Cabrini Guild awards students
The Cabrini Literary Guild announced the winners of its annual
Writing Awards during a luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club in
Kelsey Short of Altadena received first prize in the fiction
category for her entry titled “Turkey Woman From Turlock.” Kelsey
attends La Salle High School in Monrovia.
Rachel Pringle of Glendale received first prize in non-fiction for
her entry “It’s A Dog’s Life.” She attends Mayfield Senior School in
Winners in the fiction category were Leah Hoffman, Pamela Mae
Davis, Victoria Farlow and Christine Aquirre. Winners in the
nonfiction category were Elizabeth Englese, Jeanette Acosta, Collyn
Kalunian and Rachel Borellis.
The program speaker was John Goddard, author and world traveler.
Goddard spoke about having goals in life no matter what age and
following through on them. He also reminded everyone of their
responsibility to have a respect for and preserving the environment,
which he became very aware of on his extensive world travels. Goddard
lives in La Canada Flintridge.
Designers show work at showcase event
Area designers are showing their landscape and interior-design
expertise at the Pasadena Showcase of Design continuing through
Sunday in Pasadena.
Landscape artists who have created outdoor designs are Leo Snider
of Coventry Landscape Co. in La Crescenta, Peter Lewis of Aqua Walls
of Glendale, Barry H. Magness and Melissa Carson of Carson-Magness
Landscaping of Glendale, and Ken Bilheimer, Terry Morrill and Trent
Morrill of Morrill Landscape Group in La Crescenta.
La Canada Flintridge interior designers Traci Larsen and Dawn
Busalacchi of Traci Larsen Interiors have created a writer’s retreat
inside the house.
This year, Platinum Special Events and Catering Company of West
Los Angeles is the caterer for the on-site restaurant, La Cocina
Divina. Buni DeMesme-Anders of Glendale is restaurant co-chairwoman
with Joy Sullivan of San Marino.
For tickets, call (213) 365-3500. Proceeds benefit youth music
Organization installs officers
Freddie Burrows was installed as president of the Glendale
Philanthropic Educational Organization Reciprocity Bureau recently
during a dinner meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, 1101 N. Central Ave., Glendale.
The bureau serves as an umbrella organization for the 17 chapters
in Glendale and the foothill communities.
Burrows, who belongs to Chapter HG, will be assisted this year by
Anne Peplow, Chapter KD, vice president; Shirley Buono, IH, recording
secretary; Ginny Friedricks, BA, corresponding secretary; and Anne
Krall, KU, treasurer.
Society will present cash awards
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Beta Epsilon Chapter
has titled its next meeting “Celebrate Our Investment in the Future”
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Belinda Lister.
A cash award and certificate of excellence will be presented to a
senior from each of the Burbank public and private high schools.
Recipients were selected by their teachers for outstanding work in
A recruitment grant will also be given to a woman who is finishing
her training as an educator and is about to enter the profession.
Nancy Hurst will make the presentations.
Former executive director honored
Richard Schulhof will be recognized June 7 at the “In Full Bloom:
A Sweet Southern Night,” the third annual black-tie benefit to
support Descanso Gardens’ educational programs.
Schulhof served as Descanso’s executive director from 1996 until
2002, when he accepted a position as deputy director at the Arnold
Arboretum of Harvard University with the opportunity to conduct
graduate research studying long-term ecological change in forest
At Descanso, he helped expand educational programs and created new
The event is sponsored by the organization Supporting Education
and Excellence at Descanso Gardens. In the first two years, the group
generated more than $240,000.
“Richard Schulhof provided visionary leadership at a time when
Descanso Gardens was in a position to elevate its education programs.
As a result, support for those programs rose to a new level,” said
Lucia Logan, SEEDS committee member and chairwoman of the benefit.
For more information, call the Descanso Gardens Development Office