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I sat down to write a (hopefully) humorous column about how I have come to loathe the manufactured pomp and grueling parental labor of the holiday season.

This time of year, many people reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving. For one man the answer encompasses the gift of narrowly escaping death, the opportunity to see his family grow and finally moving to Claremont.

While running Boon Companion Toys year-round, owner John Peltekci faces numerous issues.

After years of mulling the idea of opening a wine making business with her husband, Jordan, Glendora native Cleo de la Torre finally took the leap of faith. After retiring from Claremont High, in spring 2020 the former English teacher and her husband opened Mas Alla Winesin San Diego.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices and the chamber of commerce will be closed. Regular business hours will resume Monday, November 28.

Michelle Téllez, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will present “Beyond the Wall: Fronteriza and Feminist Imaginaries” from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 30 in Scripps College’s Hampton Room. 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Tour de Foothills Family Ride 2022 has become a huge event for cyclists of all ages and experience levels, and this year’s, on Saturday, November 12, was no exception. By the time the day was done, more than 1,200 bikers spent the day with friends and family traversing several scenic routes.

The Laemmle Claremont 5 theater will screen a newly remastered print of “Concert for George,” the 2002 concert film celebrating the life and music of George Harrison, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 29. The tribute concert, filmed at London’s Royal Albert Hall one year after the late Beatle’s death, features performances by the late Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, Eric Clapton, Joe Brown, Jools Holland, Monty Python, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, and more.

From a number standpoint, it’s easy to see the massive improvement for the COURIER when comparing revenue and expenses for 2021 to 2022. It’s important to keep in mind that in 2021, we were still dealing with issues from the pandemic. Although we developed a donation push back then, all the change going to nonprofit was still relatively new for our supporters.

Peaches the Rescue Dog

St. Luke Lutheran Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill, Claremont, invites the community to bring their pets to its sixth annual pet blessing service on Sunday, November 20 during its 10 a.m. service.

On Tuesday the Claremont Planning Commission approved a trio of resolutions which collectively move the proposed South Village transit-oriented development project one step closer to breaking ground. Two of the resolutions were largely procedural: approving the tract maps and the abandonment of Santa Fe Street as a public right of way. The third generated far more discussion as it dealt with parking, one of the more contentious aspects of the project.

Lionel Messi, Tom Brady, Michael Jordan. These people are the best at what they do. When you think of Messi, you think of soccer. Everyone thinks Messi is the best at soccer. Or maybe some people think Ronaldo is the best, but you can’t argue that Messi is not one of the best players in soccer. Everyone is excited about the World Cup that’s coming up. I’m also excited, but Messi said this will be his last World Cup. Isn’t that sad? I can’t imagine soccer without him.

If this were a year ago, we might be reporting on Jeff Hanlon’s “unlikely” victory in last week’s election to the Division III seat on Three Valleys Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors.

Claremont’s season came an end on Friday, November 11 when Mayfair came to town and left with a 12-7 win in the second round of the Division VII CIF-Southern Section football tournament.