Claremont OUR TOWN: This week’s people and events in the news

City accepting grant applications for community programs

The city is now accepting grant applications for the 2013-14 Community Based Organization (CBO) and Homeless Programs.

The CBO program’s mission is to partner with nonprofit providers in order to strengthen the social, economic and family infrastructure in the Claremont community. Funding will be awarded to programs/projects that best address the community’s needs and priorities.

Applications are available at the Hughes Center or by contacting the Human Services Division at 399-5356 or 

Grant requests must be submitted on a city-provided application form. All applications are due to the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, CA 91711 by no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012.


Eagle Scout recognition for Cameron Emmons

Cameron Michael Emmons, a senior at Claremont High, received the honor of Eagle Scout on Saturday, October 6. The ceremony took place at Good Shepherd Church. Cameron is a member of Troop 402, an active troop in Claremont for the past 50 years.

Cameron’s Eagle Scout project was to make trail head signs and mile markers for the Claremont Wilderness Park. With the completion of his project, Cameron joins the ranks of over 80 Troop 402 scouts who have received the Eagle Scout honor.


Vino & Vinyasa event at Casa 425 courtyard

Hotel Casa 425 and Claremont Yoga are teaming up Sunday, November 4 to present Vino & Vinyasa, an afternoon of stress-relief and relaxation. The event takes place at the hotel’s outdoor courtyard.

Participants will start at 3 p.m. with a complimentary, hour-long yoga session led by Nicole Schwander Riel, co-owner of Claremont Yoga and lululemon ambassador. Vinyasa, also called flow yoga, is a style that employs synchronized postures and breathing techniques at a faster pace, thus providing aerobic benefits in addition to the increased flexibility, better posture and stress-reduction commonly associated with traditional forms of yoga.

From 4 to 7 p.m., the class wraps up with Happy Relaxation Hour in the Hotel Casa 425 Lounge, with select glasses of wine and small plates starting at just $5. Participants should bring a yoga mat and arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time, as spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit Hotel Casa 425 is located at 425 W. First St.


Ms. Magazine panel discussion explores ‘feminist journalism’

Ms. Magazine will celebrate 4 decades of groundbreaking feminist journalism at Scripps College with a panel discussion that begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1.

This event, which will be in the Hampton Room at the Malott Commons, is free and open to the public.

Students Amy Borsuk and Dana Shaker will share their experiences as bloggers for the publication, which was co-founded by feminist and activist Gloria Steinem in 1971.

In addition, Kathy Spillar, the magazine’s executive editor, senior editor Michele Kort and Michel Cicero, managing editor, also serve as panelists.

The event is co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Studies of the Claremont Colleges, Applied Women’s Studies at Claremont Graduate University, the Center for Writing and Public Discourse at Claremont McKenna College and by a BLAIS Challenge Award grant.


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