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Neighbors

  • Jefferson Symphony's International Young Artists Competition announces winners

    The Jefferson Symphony hosted its International Young Artists Competition on Jan. 8 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, which was a co-sponsor. The winners performed in a 7:30 p.m. recital. Eleven finalists from six different countries competed for a $5,000 annuity (payable at $1,000 per year for five years) to the first-place winner, as well as cash prizes of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 to the first-, second- and third-place awardees.

  • Young musicians bring holiday cheer to seniors

    Students from the Forté Academy of Music in Littleton and Centennial performed a Christmas recital on Dec. 14 at St. James Presbyterian Church in Littleton for the “Al’s Pals” Senior Group. The students, ages 8 to 16, played Christmas carols, as well as classical selections on piano and violin.
    “We love having these talented students at our annual event,” said Eddie Powell, program organizer.
    Family and friends of students were also invited to hear their children perform.
     

  • Jeffco Schools’ IT services desk helps homeless students

    Members of Jeffco Schools IT services desk passed the hat for the Jefferson Foundation’s Homeless Services Fund.
    “Since we don’t get the opportunity to work directly with students, we wanted to connect with those who could use a hand,” said Billie Wolfe, IT of user security. “We found out about the Jefferson Foundation’s Homeless Services Fund and pooled our money to buy grocery store gift certificates. It was very easy to write a check for the funds collected and get it to the foundation.”

  • Ute Meadows students win stock show art competition

    Ute Meadows Elementary School students recently submitted artwork for the 2011 Youth Art Show at the National Western Stock Show and won in several classes. Sean McMullen was the grand champion, Levi Huff and Cameron Newlander won champion and Caylee Butvilofsky, Anna Nica and Sophia Stromberg won reserve champion.
    The champions will have their artwork professionally framed and displayed on the third floor of the Expo Hall during the 2011 National Western Stock Show to be held Jan. 8-23.

  • 13th annual Interfaith Choral Concert

    Concert-goers filled the sanctuary at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parrish as the traditional handbell choir prelude music began. This year, three handbell choirs — from Columbine United, Heritage United Methodist, and St. Frances Cabrini churches joined together to offer up this uniquely beautiful music. An audience estimated at more than 700 people enjoyed the evening’s concert of inspirational music.

  • My Art Workshop named best party place

    My Art Workshop at 9126 W. Bowles Ave., Unit 2C, has been selected asa "Parents' Picks 2010 Winner” in Nickelodeon’s competition to name the best kids’ party place in the Denver area.

    Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect invited parents to pick the best parenting products, parenting tips and local family places. My Art Workshop will be featured on ParentsConnect throughout the year.

  • Ravenna becomes ‘Havana Nights’ for charity fund-raiser

    The Golf Club at Ravenna became the setting for “Havana Nights” as the annual Hats Off to Hope House event was held at the home of Bill and Jill Maul on Sept. 16. More than 170 guests attended, including Glenn Jacks, owner and developer of Ravenna, as well as John and Lorraine Bandimere (pictured) and Tehema owners Tony and Nancy Haley. More than $80,000 was raised to invest in teen moms who are dedicated to building stable lives for their little ones.

  • Making butter the old-fashioned way

    The Littleton Museum offered a free course for children in the 1860s cabin on Saturday, where they learned how butter was made in the olden days.

    They also learned how the pioneers kept butter fresh without refrigeration and were able to taste the results of their efforts.
     

  • Looking for a few good … women

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    The year was 1943, when a gallon of gas cost 15 cents, “Casablanca” won the Oscar for best picture, the Marine Corps opened its ranks to women — and Irene Downey of Littleton was among the first to enlist.

    Downey was 22 years old that year and living in Illinois.

     

  • Joel Deen joins the Peace Corps

    Joel Deen accepted a position with the Peace Corps in February and traveled to Kyrgyzstan at the beginning of May. His term of 27 months will be based out of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.