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Michele E. Buttelman: Good morning to daylight saving time

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Posted: March 11, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: March 11, 2012 1:55 a.m.

It's not really my cup of tea, but I know many in the Santa Clarita Valley will welcome daylight saving time this morning. I much preferred the annual ritual of "springing forward" to actually happen after the spring season officially arrives, which this year will be on March 20.

Welcome to new publisher
There's a couple of new faces around town. Randy Morton and wife, Patricia, will be putting down roots in the Santa Clarita Valley as Randy was recently named The Signal's new publisher. I hope everyone will welcome them warmly to the SCV and embrace them with the SCV's unique brand of community and care.

Wendy's of Santa Clarita
Wendy's of Santa Clarita is stepping up in support the nonprofit Bridges to Ability with its launch of Bridges to Friendship. Every Monday through April 30, Wendy's will donate 15 percent of all sales that mention Bridges to Ability after 4 p.m.

Bridges to Ability offers social, recreational, vocational and educational programs for teens and adults with disabilities. Rob Montgomery, owner of all four Wendy's locations in the SCV, hopes this effort will raise awareness of Bridges to Ability and confirm Wendy's dedication to be a good corporate citizen of the SCV.

"Wendy's is a national chain, but I am a local owner," Montgomery said. "Sometimes, I think the importance of the local ownership of the franchise can get lost when the brand is national. Our work with Bridges to Ability is one instance of the tangible community benefits of a locally owned Wendy's franchise. We can make a difference right here, supporting efforts to improve life for all of us who live in the SCV."

To help contribute to Bridges to Ability, residents are encouraged to visit any of the four SCV Wendy's location.

Benefit Auction
My first Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction was in 1998, when I attended a "Night on the Nile" chaired by Bert and Jane Boeckmann.

Bert Boeckmann is president and owner of Galpin Motors of North Hills and the Subaru dealership in the SCV.

The Boeckmanns will return to chair the 41st annual Benefit Auction.

The theme of the June 2 auction will be Heroes Among Us. Donations of live and silent auction items are needed. To volunteer or donate call the Foundation at (661) 254-3063.

Michele E. Buttelman is the features and entertainment editor of The Signal. She can be reached by email at Follow SCV Scene on Facebook and on Twitter @scvscene.




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