Hawthorne Happenings November 5, 2015

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

 Congratulations to all of the Candidates
Twelve people ran, only three people won. Congratulations to all who ran in Tuesday’s city elections. Alex Vargas was the clear winner in the mayoral race.  The two open seats on the council were won by Nilo Michelin and Haidar Awad.  (These are still unofficial results.)  Katrina Manning was only five votes behind in the race for the second council seat.  The council must either appoint someone to take Alex Vargas’ term for the next two years, or there will be a special election to fill the spot. The new mayor and council will be sworn into their positions on Tuesday, December 8th.  

Never Too Old to Play Golf
If you think you are getting too old to do anything these days, you should take a lesson from city council candidate, Frances Stiglich.  At the age of97 she not only walked the streets of Hawthorne campaigning, but she found time and energy enough to play in last Friday’s Lutheran High School Golf Tournament held out in Fullerton. Former city treasurer, Thierry Lubenec, was her chauffeur as the course is built on the hills and has some steep drop offs.  After finishing her round, Ms. Stiglich, as usual, commented that she had “a great time”.  

Celebrate Veterans Day
The public is invited to join veterans and the veterans commission of Hawthorne as they sponsor a special event on Veterans Day this year.  It will be held on Wednesday, November 11 from 10:15 to 12 noon at the Memorial Center.  There will be a program, refreshments and prizes.  We would like to say thank you to our heroes.

Senior Luncheons
We wish to take care of our elders by treating them to some tasty food during the holidays.  The Hawthorne Ministerial Association will be hosting a Seniors luncheon on November 19th. Following that, the Hawthorne Kiwanis Club will be providing a Christmas luncheon for our seniors on Friday, December 4th.  Both luncheons will be held at the Memorial Center and will begin at 12 noon.

Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival
The Hawthorne Historical Society is once again sponsoring the annual Holiday Tree Lighting this year on Saturday, December 5 beginning at 5 p.m. at the civic center. The jolly one will be showing up as usual with small gifts for the kiddos.  Some holiday refreshments will be served and this year we have a special musical performance that is in the works that will liven up the place. It’s always fun the see the little ones as they react to Santa climbing down off the fire truck.

Are You Ready?
These early days of November seem like the calm before the storm.  Are you ready for the upcoming holiday, winter, rainy season that is right around the corner?  Every year we say we are not going to get caught up in the mad rush of Christmas shopping, programs and parties.  Every year we eat too much. Every year we start worrying about what to buy our ol’ ladies, or what to bring to the company party for an exchange gift. On top of everything else, this year we have to worry about our roof leaking, our garage flooding, or our gutters backing up with “El Nino” on his way. When is this deluge forecasted to start?  January?  Just last week we were sweating in the record setting heat of October. Being prepared is one of the best ways to cut down on some of the stress. My high school students tell me to “stop trippin”, just “chill out”, or just “kick it”.  We all need to be reminded to “relax and enjoy life”, “let tomorrow take care of itself”. You already know my recommendation for any problem: “Have a _____ one”.   If you have been taking my advice every week, you are either a happy camper with not a worry in the world, or you may be considering attending your first AA meeting.  Stay happy my friends! 

Contact email: norbhuber@gmail.com