Hawthorne Happenings August 27, 2015

News for the City of Good Neighbors from City Clerk Huber

Hawthorne Chamber Civic Awards
The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual civic awards luncheon on Friday, August 28 at the Memorial Center.  Several awards will be given out to volunteers in Hawthorne along with the Citizen of the Year award.  Call the Chamber310-676-1163 for more information. CEO and Chamber President Pat Donaldson invites you to attend: “On behalf of the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce I would like to invite you to be a Sponsor of our 45th Annual Installation of Officers & Civic Awards Presentation. The event will be held Friday August 28th, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 W. El Segundo Boulevard”. 

VFW to Host End of the Summer BBQ
The Hawthorne VFW Post 2075 invites the public to an End of Summer BBQ to be held on Saturday, September 19th at the VFW Post located on 131st in Hawthorne.  I will have more details for you in future columns.  Mark your calendar.

 Nextdoor – Your Neighborhood Chat Posting Site
 Remember the days when you had two choices to contact someone.  Call them up or send them a letter through the US postal service. Now, we can text them, we can send a message through Facebook or Twitter, we can facetime them on our phones, we can send an email, or we send a group posting.  It’s really not cool to use a landline phone and call someone on their home phone.  Most likely they are screening their calls and your name and phone number will show up on their television.  If you have not joined Nextdoor, you may want to check it out.  It’s a great way to know what is going on in your neighborhood.  Once you join, you can post a question, tell your neighbors about a danger, or ask about a stray dog.  It’s a fun way to stay informed.  You don’t have to go next door to find out what is happening, you can just look at your phone or computer.    

Family
We all have one.  Some of us have large families.  Some of us come from a smaller family. But, no matter how many people are in our family, we all are part of a family.  They come in different flavors.  Close families, distant, dysfunctional, blended, extended, and multicultural families, they all make us related by blood, love or marriage.  Some times our relatives are a challenge to get along with.  Sibling rivalries and many times divorces create big divisions within the family structure.  God has put us in a particular family unit to be part of that group to help and support one another.   I’m flying up to Seattle this week to visit my sister and brother.  Miles have separated us and our lives have been busy raising our kids and making our own livings.  The years have passed and not as much communication has taken place to keep us very close.  It will be good to reconnect, recount some of our past memories, and see how much each has aged.  Families are a gift, we should cherish our time together.

North Hawthorne Homeowners Association Picnic this Sunday
Residents of the North Hawthorne area are invited to the NHHA annual picnic to be held this year on Sunday, August 30 at Eucalyptus Park from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  Come out and get to know your neighbors.

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