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Summer in the SCV is heating up!

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Posted: July 20, 2008 12:50 a.m.
Updated: September 20, 2008 5:02 a.m.
It is truly summer in the SCV, hot, hotter and hottest! As my good friend Richard Green tells everyone, “The blast furnace that is the SCV summer is not a good time for planting trees, or much of anything else!” Can you believe that school starts for most SCV kids in less than a month?

Happy belated birthdays!

Two of the SCV’s extreme divas of fun, Shelley Hann and Tora Brown celebrated birthdays this month. Shelley enjoyed part of her birthday, on July 16, at the SCV Chamber of Commerce Mixer held at the new Frankie’s in the recently completed Bridgeport Center. Shelley sported a festive and beautiful tiara. Every woman should have a birthday tiara! Tora celebrated one of “those” significant birthdays July 12 at the Roast House. I understand it was a swank affair; I’m sorry to have missed it!

SCV Chamber mixer
A huge SCV welcome to Frankies New York Italian Restaurant, 24025 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. The restaurant, decorated with classic, beefy leather booths in black and red, hosted July’s Chamber mixer in style, offering up hearty samples of the eatery’s sausage and peppers, meatballs and chicken parm. Yum. The restaurant also offers up a clam and oyster bar as well as Black Angus aged meat.

Seen at the Chamber mixer

Even in the heat of July SCV Chamber members can’t wait to get out and about in their signature monthly “meet and greet.” Spotted at the event were Duane Harte, Nicole and Kurt Stinson, Pam and Steve Ingram, Shelley Hann, Dennis Poore, Dora Zavala, Jason Crawford, Mary Gregory, Kathy and Bill Kennedy, Sue Saffir and Lois Bauccio.

Giving back in the SCV
Among the “good guys” in the SCV are Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Shelley Hann, Craig Duswalt, Michele Mann, Erica Betz, Cecila Gallardo, Salt Creek Grille, Stephanie Weiss and Frank and Charlotte Kleeman, who’ve stepped up and supported a fledgling nonprofit, Showdown Theatre, a group offering a free theater summer camp to teens 12-18 in the SCV through the SCV Boys and Girls Club. For more information about the 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. theater day camp, call (661) 799-0758.

Lockheed also serves

Lockheed Federal Credit Union employees took their service skills to the next level, volunteering to serve lunch and ice cream to more than 150 seniors at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Friday. In addition, the credit union presented a check for $4,500 to the SCV Senior Center, located at 22900 Market St. in Newhall.

“The SCV Committee on Aging (and) the Senior Center is thrilled to be supported by LFCU,” said Robin Clough, volunteer and recreation coordinator.

LFCU is involved in the community, giving employees the opportunity to make contributions to chosen charities through regular payroll deductions, and to volunteer during their normal work hours. LFCU also provides a donation-matching program.

“The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center provides important services to our community,” said Phil Hart, Chief Operating Officer for LFCU.

Michele E. Buttelman is the features editor of The Signal. She can be reached by e-mail at


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