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  • Welcome to the Paulin(e) Family

    July 28, 2019 by

    This is the first post for the Paulin(e) Family Blog.  Hot on the heels of a most wonderful family reunion held in Victoria, BC in July 2019, the idea of a place where the descendants of Frederick and Mary Paulin (also known as Pauline) could bring together their stories, photographs, questions and so forth.   I… Read more

  • Benjamin Bantly Concert, 1935

    May 30, 2020 by

    Monrovia News, 9 December 1935 Local Orchestra will be heard Friday Night A distinctive musical event occurs locally Friday night when the Community Symphony Orchestra will play the first performance anywhere in the world of a composition by Benedict Bantly, concertmaster of the orchestra, “Valse Grotesque”.  Mr Bantly wrote the composition a number of years… Read more

  • Benjamin Bantly Recital, 1926

    May 28, 2020 by

    Daily Santa Maria Times, 25 October 1926 Recital will be Attraction Wednesday The recital at the Presbyterian church Wednesday evening will give the people of Santa Maria an opportunity to hear again a large number of their favorite local singers and musicians and also a recent accession to the musical circles of the community in… Read more

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