Take an Aqua Zumba Class in Montebello

Just because summer is over doesn’t necessarily mean the weather is going to get any cooler. Southern California is hot year round. But luckily the City of Montebello is still offering fitness courses at the pool throughout the month of September. If you are interested in “fitness with a splash” why not take an invigorating Aqua Zumba course? It promises to be a low-impact and high-cardio exercise class that will focus on toning your body, improving your stamina. In addition, being in the pool means the exercise will also going easy on your knees and joints. Lastly, it’s a fun time!

 

Aqua classes are perfect for adults who need low-impact exercises but are by no means easy meaning it’s a fun challenge for anyone interested in the class. Here is a bit more information about the course the City of Montebello has to offer.

 

MONDAY & FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $35.00 per session

Session II: September 9th – September 30th

Session III: October 3rd – October 28th

Call the Montebello Parks & Recreation Office (323) 887-1200 ext. 540 or visit the City of Montebello Recreation Classes website for official info.

 

Quick and Easy Grilling Tips

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Do you need a little help grilling this summer? Maybe cooking and BBQs just aren’t your thing. But there is no need to worry, because grilling is a low pressure way to cook that anyone can get the hang of. You might not become a grill master in a week, but with our quick and easy tips, you’ll be serving great meals in no time. Here are a few tips.

Don’t pierce the meat: piercing the meat will only cause the juices to leak out and the meat will dry up faster. If you are cooking chicken, let the meat take its time cooking on low or in direct heat.

Grilling veggies: grilled veggies can be tough to do during a BBQ. Instead, wrap your veggie mix in foil, toss in some butter or olive oil and let them cook off to the side.

Let it cook: most of us have a tendency to want to constant check on the meat. But the best way to cook is by closing the meat and letting it cook uninterrupted.

How To Create a DIY Lantern To Spice Up Your Décor

Changing your apartment’s décor for the summer doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking and adding a few accent pieces here and there can make a huge different. One great thing you can do this summer is to create lanterns to place in your patio, balcony or anywhere else in your apartment. The process is so simple you don’t even have to be a DIY expert either. The toughest part will be find old birdcages.

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Photo credit: Style.com

The first step is to go to a second-hand store and search for old bird cages or anything that can act as a lantern. The next step is to spray paint them a bold summer color and let them sit until dry. The last step is to purchase a few LED candle lights and place them inside the cage. There you have it, a DIY lantern that is sure to spice up your summer décor.

Montebello Burgers: Where To Celebrate National Burger Day

Burgers are one of America’s favorite meals right along with pizza and a good steak. National hamburger day is this Saturday, and if you are looking to celebrate, why not take the family out for the best burger you can find? If you are a millionaire you can try the world’s most expensive burger, which costs $5000 and is located in Las Vegas. If you are not a millionaire, you can always try one of these tasty burger spots near your Montebello apartment. Click on the links provide for detailed information about reviews and menu options. Just be sure to enjoy the holiday (it’s not really a holiday).

 

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Arry’s Super Burger

1015 W Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 726-1550

 

Astro Burgers

3421 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 724-3995

 

Tom’s Burgers

1501 W Olympic Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 722-1051

 

The City of Montebello is Looking for Volunteers

Are you looking to get more involved with your city? Make a difference in a person’s life and maybe make a friend or two in the process? The City of Montebello has a number of wonderful volunteer opportunities from working with the Parks & Recreation department, Special Events, City Hall Departments and much more. Whatever special skills you might have, the city will find a place to best put them to use.

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If you are interested in giving back to the community contact the City of Montebello or stop by the Parks and rec office to get the process started today. The city is ready to put your talents to work ASAP. If you need more information, here it is:

1700 W. Victoria Avenue in the City of Montebello

(323) 887-1200 x540 http://www.cityofmontebello.com/depts/parks/events/

 

Where to Get Mother’s Day Flowers Near Montebello

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What are you planning to get mom for Mother’s Day? Do not overthink things and just go with the most traditional option available—flowers. Chances are your mother will love a beautiful bouquet of flowers to use as a center piece inside of the house (who doesn’t love décor items?) If might be too late to send flowers, so you will have to actually go inside of a shop. Here is a quick list of three great and well-reviewed locations to try near your Montebello apartment. Click on each link for more information and be sure to love and enjoy your mother on this special day.

 

 

 

Amore Dolce Flowers

1004 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 726-2222

 

M’s Flowers

801 W Washington Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 728-4604

 

Manny’s Flower Shop

2465 W Whittier Blvd Ste 101
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 727-6011

 

 

Best Cinco de Mayo Bars and Restaurants

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and the easiest way to celebrate is by heading over to a Mexican bar or restaurant that will be hosting an event. Most locations will offer specials, have live entertainment and do whatever it takes to make the day fun. This year Cinco de Mayo falls on a Thursday, so if you are looking to hang out near your apartment, here are three great bars and restaurants to try during the holiday. Click on the links provided for detailed information about each locations. Have fun and enjoy!

 

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Restaurant Mole de Los Reyes

6242 Maywood Ave
Bell, CA 90201

Phone number: (323) 588-5536

 

Ordonez Mexican Restaurant

872 N Garfield Ave
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 724-6386

 

Mi Sabroso Michoacan

1401 W Olympic Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 727-7788

 

Where To Eat the Best Pancakes In Montebello

The best part of eating a pancake might be the syrups (sometimes we just need a shot of sugar to get the morning started). If you are looking to try a tasty pancake sometime soon, here is a quick list of three great pancake spots near your Montebello apartment. Most of the best pancakes come from small hole-in-the-wall spots, so if you are looking for the best spots in Montebello, do not be scared away by these mom-and-pop burger places, because chances are they will have the tastiest pancakes and other breakfasts in town.

 

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Polly’s Pies Restaurant

1322 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 722-6324

 

Arry’s Super Burger

1015 W Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 726-1550

 

Gardunos

2206 W Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 887-8591

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to go out and have a few drinks with friends. But if you will be spending a few hours in a bar on the holiday, be sure to think about safety before anything else. St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Thursday (March 17) this year, so before the big day arrives, here are a few safety tips for celebrating the holiday.

 

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Transportation: figure out how you will be getting to and from the bar on St. Paddy’s day. Do not wait until the last second to figure this one out. Get a designated driver, walk, get an Uber, just know how you will be getting home without driving that night.

 

Be prepared: the line between buzzed and flat out drunk can be crossed very quickly, so instead of winging it, prepare your body. Have dinner before going out and be sure to match a cup of water for every two beers you drink.

 

Stop drinking: don’t’ start chugging drinks during last call, and instead wind down during the last hour before the bar closes. Be sure to drink some water and check on your friends.

 

Kids Fun In and Around Montebello

Your kids are always looking to have fun and if you leave them bored for even the slightest second, your apartment might get turned upside down. If you are looking to stay busy and get out of the house, the City of Montebello has a near endless amount of options, and all you have to do is look. The review website Yelp recently conducted a poll voting on the best kid’s activity to try in and around the Montebello area, and here is a quick list of the top three choices.

 

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Montebello Barnyard Zoo
600 Rea Dr
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (213) 718-5442

 

Jump ‘n Jammin
400 S Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone number: (626) 821-9120

 

Catherine Hensel Youth Center
236 George Hensel Dr
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 887-4577