We Ate, We Sang and We Supported at May’s Fancy Food Truck Friday.

 The joint was certainly jumping last Friday night and what fun it was! From sliders to cupcakes and everything in between, Altadena loosened their ties and rocked to the beat!

Chocolate dipped strawberry cupcake from My Delight Cupcakery

Chocolate dipped strawberry cupcake from My Delight Cupcakery

Yummy sliders from Me So Hungry!

Yummy sliders from Me So Hungry!

DF Getting Ready

Danny’s Farm Petting Zoo getting all set up for a fundraiser evening!

Danny’s Farm was on hand to introduce everyone to their latest family member: Hagrid the Miniature Horse!  Good friend, Penelope the Pig, entertained and squealed to her heart’s content!  Donations from Webster’s RX and Liquors are on the way from our special “Danny’s Farm Day” Fundraiser.

Hagrid The Miniature Horse

Hagrid The Miniature Horse

Penelope and Friends!

Penelope and Friends!

Our evening was made even better by the musical sounds of Pasadena McKinley School’s “McKinley Rock Stars”  We love this group of kids who are supported by a wonderful organization called “Little Kids Rock”.  With a little help from their friends, these youngsters are learning how to play guitar, drums and keyboard!  Thanks Mr. Rojas and Rock Stars for spreading the beat to Altadena!

McKinley Rock Stars played tunes by Taylor Swift, the Beatles and some of their own compositions!

McKinley Rock Stars played tunes by Taylor Swift, the Beatles and some of their own compositions!

Girl Power!

Girl Power!

Which Food Truck was your favorite this month?  Our parking lot was filled with the mouth-watering smells of Greenz On Wheelz, Ludo Truck, The Fry Girl, Bool BBQ, Me So Hungry and My Delight Cupcakery.  If the lines were any indication, everyone was enjoying everything!

Worth the wait!

Astro has his eyes on something!

Astro has his eyes on something!

Could it be the Tuna Melt from Greenz on Wheelz?

Could it be the Tuna Melt from Greenz on Wheelz?

Even the neighborhood dogs love FFTF!

We hope that you had as much fun as we did at May’s Fancy Food Truck Friday, and we leave you with this important quote:

Front end of My Delight Cupcakery Truck!

Front end of My Delight Cupcakery Truck!

Our next Fancy Food Truck Friday is June 14!  Follow us to find out who’s coming!

St. Patrick’s Day Savings!

Avoid a pinch this St. Patrick’s Day with our green goodies! Save 20% on everything GREEN from our Gift Department on Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16.

St. Pat's Day 2013-Flyer 1Clover colored refreshments will be available for your delight! Beware ‘o mischievous leprechauns lurking in the aisles. They’re known for their ravenous appetite of green colored goodies. Arrive early for the best choices!

National Kidney Awareness

March marks National Kidney Month. Kidneys have the big job of keeping our blood clean by removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. They also produce hormone that stimulates red blood cell production affecting other vital organs — some of these hormones help to regulate blood pressure and control calcium metabolism.

According to the Centers For Disease and Control, chronic Kidney disease affected, “more than 45,000 people in 2011. More than 20 million (>10%) of U.S. adults have chronic kidney disease and most of them are not aware of their condition.” That’s why it’s so important to have routine check-ups.

KidneysFrom the Mayo Clinic, here are 9-Warning signs that may point to acute kidney failure:

  • Decreased urine output, although occasionally urine output remains normal
  • Fluid retention, causing swelling in your legs, ankles or feet
  • Drowsiness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Seizures or coma in severe cases
  • Chest pain or pressure

Sometimes acute kidney failure causes no signs or symptoms and is detected through lab tests done for another reason. Speak with our Pharmacists to learn more about preventing kidney disease.

During the month of March you can find lots more information online about the kidneys’ function, kidney diseases and how to best keep your kidneys healthy. Follow the link to the official National Kidney Foundation by clicking here.

Keeping Tradition Alive In Altadena

Front cover WCPShopping local doesn’t equate to shopping at a big box chain centered in communities such our beloved Altadena. Shopping local means that a community supports their local small businesses. Webster’s Community Pharmacy has been a firm long-standing supporter of its customers since 1926. Current owners Michael and Meredith Miller have continued the legacy of this establishment while bringing in fresh ideas, building on personal relationships with their customers, providing a family-friendly work environment for their employees and much more.

From our wildly popular Fancy Food Truck Fridays to our Holiday Open House and special engagements, every event we produce is tailored to the heart of our community. We love spending time with our customers! Our staff is fully committed to making sure each customer feels like they are part of the family. Unlike big box stores who rely heavily on databases to look up customers’ names, our staff knows most customers by first name as well their history.

At Webster’s Community Pharmacy we know that this slice of Altadena pie enjoys the Mayberry touch. That’s why we provide Delivery Service to our customers’ homes or place of business within Altadena. We also accept most prescription plans while charging the same amount for them as big box chains, and have them ready in less than 10 minutes.

This nod to nostalgia is mixed with current social media trends including other time proven means of communication. Custom-made newsletters with store news and information are published monthly. Meredith Miller is the voice of our store’s Facebook Page sharing daily store news, pharmaceutical related information and community stories. Stop by our page to say hello to Meredith, she will happily respond. You can also find us on Yelp, Twitter, Instagram and other popular social media platforms.

Support local this year as we continue to develop new ways to better serve our community. We look forward to serving you soon!

Love-struck In February

Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day. On the dreamiest day of February we can only imagine numerous hearts across the nation beating slightly more than that staggering number. This month we have several heart-winged things in the works both in our store and on Facebook:

Romantic Story Collage

Share Your Romantic Story On Facebook
Man sees woman and bends on one knee. Woman sees man and bats her lashes. Cupid has struck again!

Make our hearts “pitter-patter” by sharing your romantic story on our page’s Facebook wall. How, what, when, where, why??? Our sentimental “expert” judges (also known as our staff at Webster’s Community Pharmacy) will select the most romantic story by February 11.

•Share Your Romantic Story
•February 05 through February 10
•Valentine’s Day Gift Basket For One Lucky Winner

Winner will be selected and announced on February 11 on Webster’s Community Pharmacy’s Facebook page.

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We’re spreading the love at Webster’s Community Pharmacy to our wonderful customers. Indulge in the spontaneity of Valentine’s Day with hidden rewards from our Romantic Ribbon Rewards Tree. Shop at $30 or more to qualify for seductive savings. This event is too sweet to pass up on the goodies. Daintiful treats will be ready for the picking alongside a fountain of refreshing lemonade. We look forward to serving you soon!

Romantic Ribbon Rewards
Friday, February 08 & Saturday, February 09

Guys Night Out 1Guys’ Night Out
Calling all men who need a little help for Valentine’s Day! “Guys’ Night Out” on February 12 from 5-7PM will help you shine brighter than any star…climb the highest peak on Echo Mountain…and leap across the San Gabriel Valley faster than Cupid can strike his bow. Surprise your loved one this year with a little (or a lot) of help from us at Webster’s Community Pharmacy.

Leave the worry & stress in our hands and we’ll turn that frown upside-down.

Complimentary Specialty Services
•Personal Gift Consulting & Shopping
•Free Custom Wrapping
•Micro Brew Tasting

Whet your whistle with a craft brew tasting from our friends at Webster’s Liquors. (Remember to drink responsibly – taste and savor, not guzzle.) Amy’s Patio Cafe will be providing manly noshes to satisfy the hungriest burly guy in Altadena. Be a hero this year by joining us on “Guys’ Night Out”!

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all things Webster’s Community Pharmacy.

Fend Off Dry Skin With These 4 Tips

Flaky brittle skin during the winter months can cause irritation and discomfort. Here are 4 tips you can do now to help relieve dry skin:
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  • Hot Showers – daily hot showers during the winter can dry out the natural oils in skin. Solution:  Limit time in the shower to 5 minutes using lukewarm water.
  • Scrubs Are For Floors – friction strips the skin of its natural oils. Solution:  Use a soft wash cloth instead of a sponge scrub or a loofa.
  • Toweling vs Dabbing – the simple act of toweling off after a shower robs the body of moisture. Solution:  Leave the skin partially moist after dabbing most of the water from your skin with a soft towel. Follow that by applying a good lotion or cream such as The Naked Bee which uses natural organic ingredients.
  • Itch In Your Pants –  *Some fabrics such as wool, angora, or synthetic fabric blends irritate the skin. Solution:  Switch to cotton or silk. Love wool? Try wearing a layer of cotton under your favorite itchy sweater or purchase clothing with a soft fabric lining. *Fabric softeners and laundry detergents are packed with strong perfumes and other ingredients that can cause skin discomfort.  Solution:  Use dye-free and fragrance-free products for sensitive skin.

Click here to learn more from the Mayo Clinic about causes and solutions for dry skin.

Happy Holidays!

From our family to yours we warmly wish you joy during the holiday season and a happy new year. Avoid the mall traffic by shopping local with us. Our elves at the pharmacy’s Gift Department love to help with great ideas and wrapping gifts. Warm up with a complimentary hot cup of coffee or cider with a cookie or two while you browse the aisles. We make shopping a stress free activity!
gift giving 1Holiday Hours:
Sunday, December 23
11:00AM to 5:00PM
Christmas Eve December 24 8:30AM to 6:00PM
Christmas Day December 25 CLOSED
New Years Eve December 31 8:30AM to 6:00PM
New Years Day January 1, 2013 CLOSED
*Regular Store Hours resume on January 2, 2012*