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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.

February 14, 2014

 ... You see, really and truly, apart from the things anyone can pick up (the dressing and the proper way of speaking, and so on), the difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated. I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to you, because you always treat me as a lady, and always will.   
From playwright George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, adapted for the silver screen as “My Fair Lady”.

Something so profound said so plainly.


Many events. There is now a page at the “My Montebello” Web site for institution and organization monthly and quarterly calendars, .  So far, we have monthly calendars from Beverly Hospital and the Montebello library. If you know of a monthly or quarterly calendar which contains information about community events to take place in Montebello, please invite the calendar author to contact me at .

Woman of the year.       ... If you know of inspiring, women of distinction and service in your community, I want to know about them. Please submit your nominees by Friday, February 28. ...       For more information, contact Assemblymember Cristina Garcia at 

Around town.  Montebello resident and centenarian Natalie Vargas will be celebrating her hundred second birthday on February 14. // For the third consecutive year, the Montebello Police Department's Explorer Post has started off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving food giveaway. ... // Beverly Hospital has achieved the2013 Women's Health Excellence Award, 2013 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award, and 2013 General Surgery Excellence Award according ot Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. ... // The Montebello Lions Club recently spearheaded the annual event of collecting food and filling 102 boxes for Thanksgiving. They were assisted by the Montebello Rotary and Montebello Soroptomist clubs, along with the Alpha Leo Club from Schurr High School, and the Omega Leo Club from the San Gabriel Valley ... // February 2, 2014, marks 90 years of community and international service by members of the Montebello Rotary Club. ...       Spotlight on Montebello, February, 2014.


Harriet Tubman 

Free education resources.
You spoke. We listened. You wanted more science content for your elementary students, and we are ecstatic to announce that 18 new Flocab videos will premiere this spring. Units like the Water Cycle, Adaptation, Gravity and Forces of Motion are on their way—and all will be aligned to the NextGen Science Standards. ...       From an e-mail dated February 5, 2014. More information, .

How a Good Mood Boosts Creativity 

How IBM Is Making Computers More like Your Brain. For Real 

The U.S. and the World Are Actually Making Big Strides in Energy Efficiency 

Reinventing the (Hubless) Wheel: 'Transport' Is a Trunk for Your Bike 

Education Standards: Best and Brightest 

Idealist Blog, Blog Archive. 
"Epic Playgrounds: How One Dad Is Reinventing Where America Plays", 

This Cool MIT-developed Wheel Will Make Your Bike Faster, Smarter, and Connected 

True Emporium’s Low-Impact ‘Furniture in a Box’ Line Can Furnish Any Room in a Snap

Army’s Amazing Exoskeleton Restores Power to Injured Legs  

Green 101: Replace Old thermostats with Programmable Electronic Models 

Don't Waste Your Food 



Do your members of Congress support more access to affordable organic, healthy food? What about more farmers' markets and healthier food in your local schools? To find out, check out Food Policy Action's 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard. It scores members of Congress on critical floor votes related to our food. Food Policy Action is the only organization that grades federal lawmakers on votes that affect food and farm policies. Another reason why sufficient sleep is important. ...       From an e-mail from the Environmental Working Group, January 25, 2014

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep  

Eat Your Way to Better Eyesight 

In New York, Late Nights Are Fueled by Party Drug Molly,0,341263.story  

This is different.
Elixir for a common cold. 1 kiwi, peeled; 1 mango, peeled and pitted; ½ cantaloupe, rind removed; ½ cup strawberries. Wash all ingredients and process in juicer. Serve. For an added boost, spoon in powdered vitamin C and liquid echinacea.  // Learn which nutrients can boost emotional health. There are a variety of herbal ingredients that may help improve your mood. Among the ones I find most impressive are ...  

Why Runners and Cyclists Should Hit the Gym

Is Sugar Destroying the Entire World?,0,428854.story  

Why You Should Wash Your Hands of All Antibacterial Soaps  

Isometric Training: What It Is and How to Do It Correctly  

Is Peanut Butter Healthy, or Bad for You?

 About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

To learn about this newsletter, Inspire!, and the accompanying, growing Web site, “My Montebello”, visit  Also, you will find instructions and contact information for submitting announcements for publication in this newsletter, and for submitting stories to “Montebello Memories” at the Web site.


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