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Laura Stankiewicz PUBLISHER Kathy Nicholls EDITOR IN CHIEF

Business Spotlight, Southwest

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Deli & Café, p. 5

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Just Horsin’ Around, p. 7

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Rockin’ Around Pueblo, p. 12

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Faces of Love, p. 14-15

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From the Publisher It’s February already! We are so happy to bring the February edition to you, all about love, among people and within our community. Did you notice our new name? We are under new management and have a new name! We love the idea of the Pueblo Grapevine—the place where you can find all kinds of news and stories about our community! Be sure you check out the new feature we added this month, our Business Spotlight. This is a chance for a business to do more than just advertise, to share their story with the readers. We have two awesome businesses this month and we’ve personally found some new favorites in our town! Because February is typically the month we celebrate love and Valentine’s Day, you won’t want to miss our “Faces of Love” story where we interviewed several couples at various stages in their relationships. Read their stories and see what suggestions they give for successful relationships! New this month also is our Pet of the Month! Watch our Facebook page to see how YOUR pet can be our next pet of the month and be in the magazine! We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our advertisers who have made this edition possible. We love you and love being able to help you get more eyes on your business.

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Business Spotlight Southwest Deli & Cafe When you enter the doors at Southwest Deli & Café, there’s simply a feeling that you are home. Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t simply a “southwest” food kind of café! From the soft Christian music that plays, the smells of food, to the down home décor, the atmosphere is one that lends itself to a quick breakfast or lunch, or an awesome time sitting and chatting with friends over your favorite cup of coffee and a homemade cinnamon roll.

Before moving to Pueblo 3 years ago, Lloyds and their 8 children lived in Wisconsin where they sold fruit and fruit smoothies along with outdoor furniture at local farmer’s market. They have raised a family of entrepreneurs by example. The four oldest boys own and operate TOP NOTCH FENCE, a local fencing company. They are quick to say they couldn’t do it without the family support, from daughters who work in the café, to their sons who are ever encouraging, as well as the children who are still at home and understand that Mom isn’t always home to do the things she might have done in the past. Then there’s the gift shop part of the café. Stocked with local jams and canned goods, you’re sure to find something that you’d love! Their coffee is fair trade coffee, brought in from the missions around the world that their church serves, supporting entrepreneurship in those areas of the world as well.

Southwest Deli & Café will be celebrating their two year anniversary on February 15-17. It has been hard work but owners, Lloyd & Carol Mast are optimistic. The café is Lloyd and Carol’s first attempt to serve the public by following their dream of a family owned business that fills a need in the neighborhood as well as promoting strong family values.

While in the café for this interview, we ran into a few customers. Charla Cook, who is a regular said she visits at least 1-2 times every week. “What’s not to love?” she said. “I love the fresh food, the atmosphere, and it’s about the only place in town with a Christian atmosphere.” Brentson Wingard and Nellie Oberti are two truck drivers, who were coming through Pueblo that morning, grabbed a breakfast sandwich, and returned in the evening for a quick bite of “We have a traditional heritage dinner. Nellie shared that it’s very hard for truck drivers to of good homemade foods and find healthy, fresh food while on the road and this was just family dining,” Carol says. “We perfect. In fact, so perfect she ordered a second sandwich believe South Pueblo needs for later in the evening just because “this is so good I know our focus of quality food and I’ll be craving it later!” healthy choices in an atmosTry the deli meats & cheeses sliced how you like it sliced. phere that promotes friendship They also make party trays. The cafe places comfort and and relaxed visiting. We make cleanliness as a priority, along with a strong obligation to all our bread, cinnamon rolls customer satisfaction. They also offer catering for some and pastries from scratch and make a gluten-free bread events. Need an elegant dessert for that special occasion? for those with gluten sensitivity. Breakfast can be biscuits Give them a try! and gravy, or even a takeout breakfast of a breakfast burrito or a bagel. Our deli meats and cheeses are of the fin- Thursday is Soup Day and you don’t want to miss that! est quality and when served on our homemade bread one The selections vary each week and all soups are homemade. has a healthy delicious lunch sandwich. We carry many options for snacks as well as jar goods, pickles and salsas. Our fragrant Australian Soap is a “must try”. We make gift baskets or one can build their own specialty basket with our products.”

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The store has easy access with adequate parking space. Located between Starbucks and Game Stop in the Regency Shopping Center, it’s easy to find. Lloyd and Carol look forward to serving you in the near future.


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Not Just Horsin’ Around Like so many young ladies, the Kouba sisters love horses. Living out on “The Mesa” with their mom and dad, Heather and Matt, Dawsen, Lilly and Mattie Kouba enjoy the Pueblo County lifestyle. Mattie, just three, loves all the farm animals and rides a pony called Roper. Lilly, age six, has a horse named Rio and plans to attend a Karen Vold trick-riding clinic in March. The eldest sister, 10 -year-old Dawsen, has dedicated a lot of time to riding and training her horse, Emmit. A 4-H program participant, Dawsen’s dedication to Emmit has been rewarded. She was named Level 1 Western Horsemanship Reserve Grand Champion in 2017. The Western Horsemanship award is part of the Pueblo County 4-H program. According to the Pueblo County 4-H brochure, “4-H is a community of youth, ages 5-18, learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.” Head, heart, hands and health are the 4 Hs in 4-H. It is obvious when you see Dawsen with her horse, that she has a good heart.

Dawsen to plug into the community,” shares Heather. This kind of opportunity is right in line with the goals of the Pueblo Children’s Chorale. The Pueblo Children’s Chorale motto is, “We teach kids to sing.” According to Executive Director, Christina Anderson, the Chorale works with children second to eighth grade who have a common interest and passion for music, not just choir. The “Do-ReMi” methodology used at the Chorale, provides youth with skills that transfer to all kinds of musical activities as well as those in all performing arts. Chorale kids can also travel with their group and friends. In June 2017, the Pueblo Children’s Chorale will travel and perform in Boston, MA. These trips offer participants new perspectives and deepen their relationships with each other and their love of music. Christina comments, “We teach kids a love of music that they take far into their future.” Just like 4-H, The Pueblo Children’s Chorale focuses on leadership. Youth with long-term Chorale involvement secure spots in the premier choirs in Pueblo high schools. So with a heart for horses and a heart filled with music, Dawsen Kouba is a young lady to keep an eye on. She is not alone. Pueblo and the surrounding communities are filled with young people who make a difference every day and will continue to do so throughout their lives. Gotta love Pueblo!

Dawsen also has a good head on her shoulders that she exhibits with her musical aptitude. Dawsen is a member of the Pueblo Children’s Chorale, an organization which her mother, Heather, says “is the best children’s choir program in town.” As a home-schooled student, the Pueblo Children’s Chorale is “a good opportunity for

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Rockin’ Around Pueblo By Angelique Garcia

At a time when the world is so divided, kindness is a trait hard to come by these days. However, a new hobby has brought people together of all ages, and it’s all thanks to something we all see every day, Rocks! Yes, I’m talking about those rocks in your front yard, the rocks you toss into the river to make a splash, and every stone in-between. What started out in Massachusetts by a single woman who created The Kindness Rocks Project this hobby has grown into a movement dedicated to bringing joy and smiles all around the world. It’s simple, find a rock, paint it or decorate however you like, the possibilities are endless. Some have inspirational quotes, characters, stickers, glued on bling, and so much more. Once the rock is to your liking a sealant is applied to preserve the paint/materials and then when dried its ready to hide! Some stumble on them by accident while others seek out public places throughout the community to find. Thanks to social media, Facebook groups in each city and state have popped up and filled with members who post their creations, give hints to where they hid their rock, and publish their findings. Most rocks are labeled with a hashtag painted on it that you can use to trace back to a specific group or location. You can either keep the rock or re-hide it for someone else once you share a pic to that group. Local businesses have even got in on the fun by hiding a rock painted with their logo or message and offer a discount/prize to whoever finds it. I asked members of the local Pueblo Rocks! group what made it such a successful hobby and I got an overwhelming response to how this has not only brought joy to the locals but has brought a sense of hope and unity to the town. I received comments from people who were down on their luck or going through tough times in life and by finding a decorated rock in that exact 12

moment of despair their day become a little brighter. It seems to not only lift the spirits of those who find these hand decorated gems but also the creators who appreciate the chance it gives them to bond with their children/grandchildren and get outdoors more. As a mother of two boys, I understand the need to disconnect from electronics and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, and what better way to do it than something creative and positive. Entire families gather to rock hunt, and local groups even have paint parties! Crafting can also be very therapeutic for some and gives others a chance to show off their creative skills. You can be 1 or 100 and still come up with a masterpiece. This selfless movement proves you don’t need a million bucks to turn a frown upside down, merely being humbled enough knowing you put a smile on someone’s face and expecting nothing in return is trait money can’t buy. So next time you see a stone remember like humans, rocks come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, some decorated with glitter and some as elegant as lace, but are all the same at the core. Special thanks to the members of the Pueblo Rocks! Group for giving me their thoughts on how this unique movement has impacted them.


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Serve on buns or on rice. There’s a reason it’s called “crack”!

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Celebrating the Many

Kirsten & Tanner Reddell

We met over the internet back in February 2015. After talking on the phone and texting for almost a month we decided to meet in person. Scariest but best decision we ever made! We have been married for 16 months on February 8th. Kirsten- Always be honest, faithful and each other’s best friend. Also to show your appreciation for them whenever you get the chance. Tanner- Always be honest, listen and be considerate to their feelings. You only get one chance to love them with all you have, you got to put in the work to show them that.

Married 16 months

We met in a little Baptist church on Jerry Murphy Road in Pueblo. (formerly Belmont Baptist Church, my Dad was the pastor). We married on July 26, 1985 - so married 32+ years! We are a tad unconventional as we have 13 children. The secret to a great relationship? Lots of sex! Just kidding...although that is fun. It is not your job to "change" things about your spouse that you do not like. Love is a decision, not a feeling; it is an act of the will. There will always be things that annoy you in a relationship, you choose if you are going to let that separate you or if you are going to work through it. We are best friends, amazing lovers and look forward to another 32 years together!

Thayne & Janet Moffitt Married 32 years

Chris & Misty met on the way to a dance and have been married 17 years! Secret to a great relationship: Well first and far most, I really believe it takes two, not 50/50 but 100/100 from both!! Honestly God, communication, trust and honor. We are far from perfect but the true key to a great relationship is knowing that whatever you do in life we do together, every struggle, heartache and good times you do it together!!! Love and hard work through it all!!!

Chris & Misty Petit Married 17 years

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Faces of Love We met at work. It was an office romance, we worked together. We have been together for eleven years and married for four and a half of those years. What’s your secret to a great relationship?

Anthony & Kelsey Stankiewicz

I think our secret to a great relationship is communication and respect. I think it all starts with respecting each other and being able to communicate openly and effectively. Our lives can get busy and chaotic between owning our own business and chasing around a rambunctious toddler, but being able to sit down and talk about everything even the hard things in a respectful and open manner is paramount to a successful relationship.

With Baby Preston

We met on a beach in Barbados. Henderson did the most amazing foot massage for me that I had ever had. That and his awesome smile, and I was smitten! We married in Barbados (and then again two months later in Colorado thanks to our state laws!) so we have two anniversaries, both in 2009! We merged two cultures, being from different countries. It’s so important to respect each other, to always be encouraging, and to be sure that the person knows they are important to you. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember it’s all small stuff!

Henderson & Kathy Nicholls Married 9 years

Beryl and Jill met at East High School when Beryl was a senior and Jill was a Junior. Beryl played Buzz Thunderson in the play "Rebel Without a Cause". Jill ended up being asked to do the sound to fill in for someone for this production. This is how they met. They have been married 52 years. It will be 53 years in June. Jill says the secret to a great relationship is that "It is not always happy and sometimes you have to hang in there! Forgiveness is a must and humor goes a long way. God says to seek the counsel of the wise." Beryl says the secret to a great relationship is "Always try to see your spouse the same way as you did when you were first married, always be honest, and always be friends."

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Tax Changes: Navigating the Waters As Benjamin Franklin said, there were only two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. There are many tax changes for 2018. Federico & Associates, Inc. are prepared to help you navigate through how those tax changes will affect you in the upcoming year. According to a recent article published by the New York Times, the NYT had trouble finding actual tax accountants to write a story on the new tax bill. According to Dick Federico, “Many individuals prepare taxes, but there are very few tax accountants. When you have questions, you want to seek the advice of an actual tax accountant, not a tax preparer. Tax preparers focus on tax matters but don't necessarily have the same broad educational background that an accountant has. Some tax preparation classes can be completed in a little as 60 hours, while becoming an accountant requires a 4 year accounting degree with studies that emphasis taxation.

on to say, “At Federico & Associates, Inc. our goal is to inform and educate you. We build relationships with our clients. I pride myself on getting to know every one of my clients.” Dick Federico has been working as a tax accountant for 44 years. He opened his practice, Federico & Associates, Inc., in 1982. Federico & Associates challenges you to see the difference they can make.

Tax Accountants have become quite popular this year, partly because there are real changes happening to the tax law that require action now. Dick went

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TEENS UNITED Depression and Teens Depression Although is something we all hope we don't come across in our lifetime, many people experience it. As many as 20% of teens deal with depression across the world according to the Center For Discovery. Depression could be caused by a variety of things that come up throughout your life. Some of the main causes of depression across the world seem to be self-esteem issues, bullying, academic problems, life trauma, and abuse.

help with your feelings. If you’re feeling depressed, know that there are a lot of people you can talk to. Depression is common and you’re not alone.

Some ways to deal with depression are doing activities, meeting new people, getting on a new schedule, exercising, eating healthy, and stepping out of your comfort zone. Also finding people that you can call or confide in will help you when you are feeling down. Depression is sad and hard to deal with, but if you surround yourself with positivity and love and you’re in a good place, then Signs of depression include sadness or anger, crying, you most likely will have a better handle on how to deal distancing himself or herself from friends and loved ones, lost interest in once loved activities, bad grades or with depression and things that may trigger these feelbad school behavior, or changing in eating or sleeping. ings and how to get in a better state of mind. Please do not suffer alone; let someone help you. If you are showing signs of depression, know that there's nothing wrong with you, or it's not something that Next article coming next month, stay tuned you did. Don't think that you’re not normal or different or you have no one. Please reach out to someone and get Hailey and Haley

Pet of the Month Meet Fenway! Fenway is Jason Armijo’s pup and our February Pet of the Month! Fenway just turned 1 year old. He loves doggie cookies. As soon as he sees someone he grabs a toy to play fetch. His loves to spend time with his grandma, Ev Armijo. Fenway is very loved and very spoiled! YOUR dog could be our next Pet of the Month! See our Facebook page for how to enter!

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Business Spotlight: Fit Instincts Today's fitness centers have evolved into more than just a place to get fit, active and healthy. For many, they have become a lifestyle, a home away from home that nurtures confidence, happiness, and wellbeing. I felt a warm welcome when entering Fit Instincts, opened by Rachel Kutskill, in January of 2017. As you enter the training studio, you feel an immediate sense of wellness as you inhale the essential oil blend flowing from the diffuser. Today’s combination was, “eucalyptus and orange.”

The program involves four parts:  An Initial Health Assessment -- Cost $45  Active Recovery—Cost per session $55  Exercise Prescription—Cost per session $65  Nutritional Advancement—Cost per session $45 Most clients are recommended 3-month program, which averages about $50 a session. Rachel did mention that scholarships are available.

Rachel went on to say, "Our center works very closely with Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Acupuncture Therapists and other complementary Rachel was quick to explain what sets her center apart medical industries to create the from the other local centers, “We have formulated a procommunity and care you need gram to address a category that most American’s today for abundant health. It is comfall into, called a special population. By special populamon practice for my team to pull tion, we mean, that the person has some issue that keeps our client's files and collaborate them from abundant health and wellness. We work with as a group on how we can help special populations who are in need of corrective exercise them to get the most focused & and alignment within their body. We bridge the gap beindividualized service they deserve to solve their issues tween a medical doctor and an exercise prescription.” which are preventing them from abundant health and At Fit Instincts, the clients range in age from young to old wellness. It makes my heart so happy to see this develop into what I have been dreaming about, I couldn’t’ have and are seeking ways to create balance and restore their done it without the help of my team. We will be offering a health. Surprising, as you glance around the center, you Free Week during the February. I hope everyone will won’t find a scale. The goal at Fit Instincts is “quality of come and see what we are all about." life”, not pounds lost. Although you will lose body fat and inches, the focus is the ability to sustain a happier and The center is located in the Thatcher Building at 503 healthier lifestyle whether that is to climb the Manitou InNorth Main Street, Suite 613. For more information, call cline or the ability to enjoy healthy activities with your 719-415-2993. family.

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Barre Fitness is about Vitality, not Vanity By Charlene Causey Over the last ten years, The Ballet Barre Workout has become popular on both coasts and places in between, including Colorado Springs. While new to many here in Pueblo, allow me to introduce you. This fitness discipline started in the 1950’s with the Lotte Berk Method. Since then, there have been many variations all presented with an emphasis on ballet technique.

Initially, benefits include improved posture, breathing, flexibility, coordination and balance. As participants progress, strengthening, sculpting and a shining awareness of achievement takes place. A healthy mind/body connection develops and the brilliant aspect of improved or exceptional fitness evolves. Designed for all ages, it is a total body workout that lifts and tones.

A dance background is great; but is absolutely not necessary to participate in the Barre Fitness Workout. The ACE certified, International Ballet Barre Fitness Association, are extremely experienced, well-educated, top-notch professionals. With their outstanding instruction and consistent encouragement, two years after being certified I presented to Pueblo, Brilliant Balance, a Barre Fitness and Wellness Studio.

For those focused on improving their performance in other sport disciplines, Brilliant Body Barre provides stretching, strengthening and supplementing which will assist whatever endeavors a person is currently involved. For those interested in actual ballet moves and technique, without the use of hand weights, Golden Slippers offers a gentler, yet effective workout, aimed at similar results. Long term results offer core strength, long lean muscles, Brilliant Body Barre offers multi level progressive workouts. and improved flexibility from this ballet inspired fitness Customized classes fit the goals and ability levels of its par- workout lasting forty-five to fifty-five minutes. Here is a new ticipants. Effective, yet safe, the techniques, although low concept for some, and an opportunity for everyone to renew impact, provide ongoing challenge. The Barre student dea commitment to remaining healthy and fit. Brilliant Body cides what she wants to gain from the class, and what deBarre is functional fitness aimed at vitality, not vanity. mands she is willing to meet. Individuals in their advancing senior years have differing fitness needs, which Brilliant Charlene Causey is a former registered nurse. She has also Body Barres also addresses. been a model, nutrition and fitness instructor, and educational consultant.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Feb. 25, 8:30 AM: Community Climbing Competition, kids 617 climb in the AM, adults in the PM, awards & prizes. Pueblo YMCA, 3200 Spaulding Ave.; Fee: $10. 719-543-5151

Feb. 14, 1-5:30 PM: DIY Sugar Scrub Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd.; FREE. 719-562 -5600

Mar. 9, 5:30 PM: Eagles Family Dinner & Karaoke 348 S. McCulloch Blvd.; $9 per person. 719-647-9261

Feb 21, 4 PM: Snack & Stroke Painting Fun Giodone Library, 24655 US Hwy 50E (BUS), FREE, 719-562-

Mar. 18, 3 PM: Flamenco Vivo & Carlota Santana, An infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance. Sangre de Cristo, 200 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Tickets: $30, $24 members.719-295-7200.

5600 Feb 22, 4:30 PM: Tattoo/Sticker Making Lucero Library, 1315 E. 7th St., FREE. 719-562-5600 Mar. 6, 6:30 PM: Next Best Thing Movie, A straight woman has a gay man’s baby. Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. FREE. 719-562-5600

Children Feb. 10, 1 PM: Gulliver’s Travels, sci-fi spin of the timeless tale. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 200 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Tickets: $8, $7 members.719-295-7200.

Adults

Feb. 13, 5:30-6:30 PM: Edible Valentine Treats Giodone Library, 24655 U.S. Highway 50E (BUS); FREE. 719562-5600 Feb. 16, 2-3 PM: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party Barkman Library, 1300 Jerry Murphy Rd.; FREE. 719-562-5600

Feb. 18, 3 PM: The Great Gatsby, This lively adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz age of New York to life. Sangre de Cristo, 200 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Tickets: $30, $24 members.719-295-7200. Feb. 24, 10 AM, DIY Install Wall Tile Workshop Home Depot, 4450 N. Freeway Rd.; FREE, Register at https:// www.homedepot.com/workshops/#store/1511; 719-545-5400 Feb. 23, 7:30 PM: Menopause The Musical, a hilarious celebration of women and the change. Memorial Hall, 1 City Hall Place; Tickets $56-$61 available at http://www.pueblomemorialhall.com/; 719-542-1100.

Feb. 17, 10 AM: Kids in the Kitchen Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave., FREE. 719542-0491 Mar. 3, 9 AM: DIY Wooden Craft Home Depot, 4450 N. Freeway Rd.; FREE, Register at https:// www.homedepot.com/workshops/#store/1511 719-545-5400

Seniors Feb. 17, 1 PM: Let’s Eat Beets Natural Grocers, 101 W. 29th St., FREE. 719-542-2411 Feb. 20, 2 PM: Making Chocolate Treats Lamb Library, 2525 S. Pueblo Blvd., FREE. 719-562-5600 Feb. 21, 11 AM: SRDA Art Classes, Watercolors, acrylics or other medium. Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center, 230 North Union Ave.; $35/5 weeks. 719-553-3445. Mar. 2, 9 AM: Blood Pressure Checks Pueblo West Legacy Bank, 989 S. Los Charros Dr; 719-5479600

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Wacky Holidays Feb 7: National Send a card to a Friend Day Feb 8: National Kite Flying Day Feb 17: National Random Act of Kindness Day Feb 18: National Drink Wine Day Feb 20: National Love Your Pet Day Feb 26: National Tell a Fairy Tale Day Feb 27: National Strawberry Day Feb 28: National Public Sleeping Day

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February Horoscopes Planets are helping this sign to comLove relationships for Scorpio sun plete demanding jobs in their professign are influenced by Venus, Urasion. Venus is boosting your love life nus and Neptune and will be excitand family members are helping you ing. Finances require more effort to to succeed in your financial arena. earn the same amount after the 19th. Social life will be active and health prospects are Career development will be great, but health will rebright. quire more rest. While the Sun is trying to help career February 2018 predictions for Sagitdevelopment of the Gemini, retrotarius indicate that family and psygrade of planets is holding you back. chological issues dominate over caFinances are helped by the Moon in reer. Finances are helped by social February 2018. Love life with your spouse requires contacts. You are held back in love life till the 16th. mutual understanding. Health can be maintained with Health can be improved by sufficient breaks and by more rest after the 19th. conserving energy Career and outer success dominate Health will be fabulous for Caprithe life of Cancer during February corn in February 2018. Financial 2018. Turmoil in the financial situaprosperity is supported by the family tion. Health will be wonderful. Relamembers. Though love life is not tionship with your spouse will face some disturb- exciting, singles will face no problem in getting new ances. Singles are able to attract romantic partners. partners. Career is more for enjoyment, but will be a major source of revenue. Love life will be pleasant for Leo and Sun and Mercury will enhance the Uranus is helping your social activicharm of Aquarius during the month. ties. Health prospects brighten after Career prospects are driven by ambithe 19th. Monetary situation is retardtion and hard work. Finances are ed till the 16th. Your emotional strength will propel very encouraging with the monetary your career success. support of your spouse. Family environment is full of turmoil. Health will be normal. Retrograde of planets in February 2018 is making Virgo less vibrant. Career progress of Pisces is achieved Financial success is backed by your with the help of planetary assistance. creativity and new career openings for Finances are improved by indulging career are available. Perfection of a in philanthropic activities. Health Virgo will limit choice of love partners for singles. will be wonderful in February 2018. Your spouse is Health will be problematic. busy with professional activities. Venus and family will help the fiDuring February 2018 Aries are free nances of Libra. Love is quite active to follow your own path independentand singles will have no problem in ly. Professional prospects depend on getting into romantic alliances in Febhard work and financial progress will ruary 2018. Health can be improved with a good fitness and diet regime. Career will be in be superb. Relationship with family members shows signs of tension. Sun and mercury will help your sothe background. cial life and pregnancy related issues. Health will be adequate. 24


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For the Love of Roses By Jean Flynn Ray As a resident of Pueblo, you are likely familiar with Thatcher Avenue. Did you ever wonder for whom this street was named? John A. Thatcher moved to Pueblo in the mid-1860s with his brother, M.D. Thatcher, and opened the first Pueblo bank in 1871. At age 16, Margaret Henry became the first Pueblo school teacher in 1864. When Margaret met John Thatcher, she found the love of her life. They married and the couple became part of the Pueblo high society with many wealthy business partners.

permanent home. Born in 1885, Raymond lived in the manor until he died in 1968. The Thatcher Family so loved the Pueblo community that with Raymond’s passing, the Thatcher family descendants donated the mansion to the non-profit organization that now manages it as a museum.

Museum visitors will find exquisite, carved, matching wood paneling and furnishings in each and every public room. There are lush tapestries, hand-painted ceilings, ten tiled fireplaces and an amazing nine-by-thirteen-foot stained glass window. Additionally, sightseers will be This fortunate twosome needed an appropriate home in treated to one of the few remaining Steinway reproducing which to entertain their prestigious guests. Margaret grand pianos. A reproducing piano is like a player piano. Thatcher loved roses and John loved Margaret. So, Rose- However, it includes a complex mechanism that allows mount is the name of the 24,000 square-foot, 37-room adjustments to reproduce the original artist’s performance. mansion that was built over two years from 1891-1893 for These pianos were extremely expensive when they were $100,000. This museum is amazing because it is the only introduced in the early 20th century. museum in the United States that has 85% of the original furnishings still intact. And, it is lovely! Visit and you go Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM-3:30 PM, knowlback to the grandeur of an era gone by. edgeable volunteers provide tours every 30 minutes. Visitors pay a nominal fee and learn interesting history. ChilMargaret and John had 5 dren are provided a printed, interactive brochure to enchildren. Only one of the hance their visit. Schedule a tour in advance by calling Thatcher’s children, the 719-545-5290. You can find the Rosemount Museum at youngest son Raymond, 419 W. 14th Street or at www.rosemount.org . called Rosemount his

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The Thatcher Building For more information or to tour these properties, contact Gino Carleo at Sound Venture Realty 719-542-8426

The Thatcher Building is a 165square foot masterpiece, reflecting old world craftsmanship and new world amenities. These include DSL high speed internet access, a commanding conference room and in house restaurant.

When construction began in 1912, the aim of the owners was to make it a showpiece office building, one that would be recognized as the biggest and best west of the Mississippi. It remains that showpiece today and the mainstay of Pueblo’s downtown area.

The new Thatcher Building is anchored by US Bank and is home to other national concerns like First Union Securities and Land Title Guarantee Company. Lease rates are competitive with tenant refinish to your specifications.

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