Claremont Insider: Goings On

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Goings On


Tony Krickl reminds us that former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich will speak 7:30pm tonight at Garrison Theatre on the Scripps College campus. The theatre is located at 231 E. Tenth St. For more information, call (909) 607-9372.

Gingrich will be speaking as part of the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program. There's no charge, and there will also be a book signing. The Scripps College website had some information on the event:

Gingrich's speech, "Effective Leadership for Real Change," will address the nature of leadership, what he has learned from his active political career, policy changes in environmental protection, and health care policy from beyond a partisan divide.

This past week or so has a good one for political speech on both sides of the aisle. Last week, the Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke at the Marian Miner Cook Atheneum at Claremont McKenna College.


Claremont Graduate University has announced the winners of the 2010 Kingsley and Kate Tufts poetry awards. The Kingsley Tufts Award and the $100,000 that accompanies it will go to Bay Area poet D. A. Powell for his collection "Chronic."

The Kate Tufts Discovery Award, which comes with $10,000, goes to Beth Bachmann for her first published collection "Temper."

Here's what the CGU press release had to say:
Powell is the author of Tea (1998), Lunch (2000), and Cocktails (2004). His most recent book, Chronic, is also a finalist for the NBCC Award in Poetry, and was named a Best Book of 2009 by Publishers Weekly and the Kansas City Star. He teaches at the University of San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area.

The Kingsley Tufts prize was established in 1992 to honor work by a midcareer poet. Powell is 46.

Bachmann won the Kate Tufts Award for her first book of poetry, Temper. The Kate Tufts Award is given to a poet for their first book of poetry.

Temper, was selected by Lynn Emanuel as winner of the AWP Award Series 2008 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and Tin House, among other journals, and have been anthologized in Alice Redux: New Stories of Alice, Lewis and Wonderland and Best New Poets 2005 and 2007. She holds graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and Concordia University in Montreal and teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University.

CGU will give out the awards 6:30pm on April 22 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The event is free, but you need to RSVP if you're interested. To do so, call (909) 621-8974 or point your browser to


We hear through our sources that a Walgreens drugstore and a Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market may be going into the Peppertree Square shopping center at Indian Hill Blvd. and Arrow Hwy., which most South Claremonters should appreciate.

The Fresh 'N Easy should save on drives to the grocery stores on Foothill for people in the south part of town, though Meg at M-M-M-My Pomona reminded us that there is also the Hoa Binh Market at 1093 E. Holt in Pomona for the more adventurous.

We also hear we may be getting a Cheese Cave. We'll let you figure that one out. We're not sure exactly where this one might go, but it sounds like a place that would fit in the Village Expansion.