For 50-something years, Peggy Phelps has been one of the most potent forces for good in Pasadena. Since moving here from the East with then-husband Mason, Peggy was instrumental in shoring up or creating the Pasadena Art Museum, the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Armory Center for the Arts and the AIDS Service Center, whose board she chaired. She served on the Vestry at All Saints and on countless other committees and boards. For one small but swell thing — those Walk with the Mayor Wednesday-morning celebrations in the Arroyo — we also have Peggy to thank. She got an idea — Pasadenans are too fat and too out of shape — posed a question: what can we do about it? — bounced it off a bunch of us, formed Up and Moving Pasadena in conjunction with Young & Healthy, figured out that the cheapest and best way to get fit is simply to walk and … there you have it. Peggy recently moved to Claremont, where she is also a mover and shaker, deeply involved with Claremont Graduate University, and the Armory threw her a party, with this banner out front. She’s still going to be Mini-ing west to her beloved Pasa a lot but still … the city will miss this force of nature. Immensely.