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Bees, Bees, Bees

By Robin Barrett The time of year that brings life to everything is approaching faster than we think. Spring is just around the corner. With it comes beautiful budding flowers, green grass, flowering trees, and yes, those pesky bees. Buzz buzz buzz. Although there is one bee that we all seem to love it’s working results. The bee that I am speaking of is the Honey Bee. Honeybee hives have long provided humans with honey and beeswax. Such commercial uses have spawned a large beekeeping industry, though many species still occur in the wild. A honey bee colony is a female-dominated society, and the only male member of the society is called a drone. He’s only good for one thing – and you can probably guess what that is. Actually, though, the drone bee lives a pretty cushy life… But it ends badly! All honeybees are social and cooperative insects. A hive's inhabitants are generally divided into three types. Workers are the only bees that most people ever see. These bees are females that are not sexually developed. Workers forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean, circulate air by beating their wings, and perform many other societal functions.

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By April Fordyce Blewett & Kelly Fordyce Martindale Last month we focused on Rachel’s most recent project, Rio 2, where she is the voice of Carla. This month, we’ll finish focusing on Rachel, personally. Now 16, she is truly, a remarkable, caring, talented, young woman. As you may know, Rachel Crow came in fifth on the X-Factor, a singing competition reality show. She may have been one of the youngest talents but she has been blessed with a huge heart for others. But it goes both ways; people love her immediately also. She has stolen hearts from those around her from the moment she was adopted at 6 months of age. Rachel says, “As long as I can remember, I’ve known I was adopted. I’m glad my parents told us from the beginning.” She went on to say that

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The 2nd Annual Mead Summer Festival is quickly approaching. Last year the Summer Festival was a huge success; this year looks to be even better yet. The goal of this event is to showcase local businesses while connecting the essence and camaraderie of the “Boil & Boogie.” This year Mead businesses or Mead Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to reserve a booth to promote their products or services, however each business or vendor is also asked to provide a family friendly activity in an effort to attract the residents and families of the area. Also the M.A.C.C. will have an obstacle course for kids, the i-Spy Mead contest, prizes/giveaways, a live band, numerous food trucks/vendors and a beer garden. For information on sponsorship/prize donations or volunteering at the Summer Festival, please contact Tiffany Holcomb via phone 720.209.9701 or email tiffany@ meadchamberofcommerce.com. Join us at the Mead Summer Festival on June 14th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Unless you plan to run the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day, you should get yourself over to the town of Mead for the 11th annual Mead Motorheads Car Show, to be held from 10 am until 3 pm on that Monday. 110 metal works of art will be on display, and the price of admission is FREE! Everything from hot rods to rat rods will be there- pickups and originals, muscle cars and street rods. All will be 1980 or older and you’ll be amazed at the creativity and talent that has gone into their restoration. Food will be furnished by Rizza’s Bakery, Pizza Plus, Ranchero Restaurant, and Taterlicious. This years’ major sponsors are Zach’s Transmission and 4X4 in Longmont, the Town of Mead, Colorado East Bank and Trust in Mead, B-Town Automotive in Berthoud, DeMers Automotive in Longmont, The Engine Shop in Longmont, Steve’s Automotive in Longmont, and 5220 Performance in Mead. If you would like your vehicle to be included cost of registration is $20 if you get it postmarked by May 12th. Day of the show registration is $30. This show is on rain or shine, and we allow no alcohol or dogs. Bring the family and spend an hour viewing and reviewing. Trophies will be handed out at 3 pm, and our show is judged by the participants for Best of Show and People’s Choice awards. Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar and enjoy some nostalgia. For a registration form call Jim at 970 391-0908. See you there.

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Vol. 2, Issue 4

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Memorial Day Car Show MEAD MAYOR, GARY SHIELDS z First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the Mead voters who participated in the April 2014 elections. For those who voted for me, I appreciate your ongoing support and for those who did not, I look forward to earning your confidence over the next four years. z I would also like to welcome our new Trustees to the Mead Town Board, Herman Schranz, Chris Cartwright and Colleen Whitlow and congratulate them all on a successful campaign. With two meetings already completed, I am both impressed and enthused by the participation of our new members and look forward to completing many exciting projects for our town. z With Spring well under way, we are all anxiously awaiting the good weather to come as there are several items of interest around our community that I would like to bring to your attention. z 1. The last day of school for the SVVSD is May 22nd. I would like to congratulate all of our graduates and remind everybody of how important it is to be aware of the increase in kids playing in and around the town during normal school hours, especially when driving thru the sub divisions and near the town parks.

Guardian Angels Catholic Church 15179 3rd Ave. (WCR 7) in Mead Daily Mass: Mon 5:30p Tu-Th 7:30a Fri 8:30am Sat Anticipatory Mass: 5:30 pm Sun. 7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 am 1st Sunday: 6:00p mass in lieu of 7:30a 970-535-0721 info@meadangels.org Rev. Alan Hartway, Administrator

Mead United Methodist Church Sun. Worship - 9:00am 511 Palmer Ave, Mead, (970)535-4249 Pastor Mark Heiss

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All birthdays, births, feature articles and other announcements are FREE. Deadline is the 15th of each month for the next month's issue of the Consumer Report of Mead. If you are a Mead business owner and want more information, please contact us for feature stories and advertising opportunities at carbonvalley@ gmail.com. You can also call 303.833.5997 but email is faster!

Businesses desiring to take part in the Mead Summer Festival will be those that include: Current residents, or A Mead-licensed business, or A member of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce, or A Mead area non-profit organization A Food Vendor or Food Truck (i.e. must be able to serve food to the local community)

There are multiple ways to participate in the Mead Summer Festival. You can choose to participate in all ways or just pick only those you might be interested in: 1. Host iSpy Mead – This is similar to Discover Mead from last year. 2. Be a vendor at the Mead Summer Festival on June 14th. 3. Donate prizes for iSpy Mead and other Mead Summer Festival events. 4. Donated money to sponsor various aspects of the Mead Summer Festival including: Volunteer t-shirt sponsorship Entertainment sponsorship Obstacle course sponsorship Beer garden sponsorship

For more information on participating please contact Tiffany Holcomb, tiffany@meadchamberofcommerce.com or visit www.meadchamberofcommerce.com/sponsorship--advertising.html

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z May 7th – M.A.C.C. Board Meeting @ Ranchero’s (5:30 p.m.) z May 8th - Colorado Drywall Ribbon Cutting (9:00 a.m.) z May 31st – Last Day to Turn in Summer Festival Vendor Forms z May 24th – June 14th – i-Spy Mead

Contest June 7th – Northridge 4 x 4 Ribbon Cutting June 14th – 2nd Annual Mead Summer Festival @ Town Park (4:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

Board Meetings

The monthly Board meetings will now be hosted at Ranchero's on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

2014 Mead Directory

The M.A.C.C. and the Town of Mead are currently working on details for publishing the 2014 Directory. It

is the hope of all involved that the 2014 Directory will be printed and distributed by late Spring / early Summer. Once the final details are determined more information will be provided to businesses and business professionals in the Mead community.

Social Media Update

Great news! You can now follow the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Stay connected with news and events taking place in the Town of Mead and with the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce.

Community Magazine

Get your free business listing into the NEW i25 Corridor Communities Magazine by emailing carbonvalley@gmail.com today! Display ad opportunities available along with your free M.A.C.C. listing! This is the last phase of the magazine so email today!!! See photo above of cover of magazine.

Chamber Perks

Thanks to our Major Sponsors: Zach’s Transmission & 4X4 Town of Mead Colorado East Bank & Trust B-Town Automotive DeMers Automotive The Engine Shop Steve’s Automotive 5250 Performance

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The 2nd Annual Mead Summer Festival will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mead Town Park. The Summer Festival is an event organized by the Town of Mead and the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce to showcase the many businesses located in and around Mead.

Upcoming Events

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The M.A.C.C. has many perks and benefits to offer members, which include: • Ability to post deals and specials on the Shop Local Deals page. • Ability to post job openings on the Job Posting page. • Opportunity to host or co-host B.A.H. events. • 25% Discount for Constant Contact services. • Free ad & feature article in the Consumer Report of Mead for all NEW Chamber Members. • Various Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

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z 2. Registration is currently under way for the Mead Summer Recreation Program that begins on June 3rd. This program gets better each year and is a great place for the kids to spend time with their friends having creative activities and weekly field trips. Registration information can be found at www. townofmead.org . z 3. The 11th Annual Mead Motorhead’s Car Show will take place on Memorial Day, May 26th, from 10am to 3pm, this is a free event to the public and will feature 110 cars that are from 1980 and prior. For more information, call Jim @ 970-391-0908. z 4. Another item worth noting early is the Annual Mead Fishing Derby to be held on June 7th. This also is a free family oriented event that gets bigger and better each year. z Additionally, I would like to acknowledge all of the remaining candidates that participated in the April elections. I encourage each and every one of you to continue to participate in and around our community and to try again in 2016. z In closing, I would like to thank the prior Mead Town Board members for their years of dedicated service to our town. You are greatly appreciated.

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The Consumer Report of Mead—Bringing Residents Information About Area Businesses CONTEST RULES: Visit participating Businesses during their Normal Business Hours between May 24th and June 14th, 2014. Answer the questions on the i-Spy form. Submit your completed form to the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce table by 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14th at the Summer Festival. Winners will be chosen from the entries with the most # of correct answers at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Be sure to legibly print your name and phone number on the form. Summer Festival: Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Town Hall Park.

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Rachel cont. from pg. M1 she thinks that helps avoid having identity struggles as adopted children mature. When Rachel was three, her family was blessed with the adoption of her younger sister, Hannah. Growing up in the Mead area, Rachel attended Mead Elementary, Legacy Elementary in Firestone for two years, as well as Mead Middle School. She now attends a home school for child actors in California when she is not at home in Mead. Living in the small town didn't keep this girl from having huge dreams. After years of singing in school events, everybody knew Rachel had talent. So at age twelve, Rachel’s parents encouraged her to go for it; and after loving a spring break trip to California, they loaded up and moved to California where she immediately started doing auditions in and around Hollywood. That was in 2010. She had some small roles until one afternoon Rachel and her parents were sitting in their very tiny rented apartment watching TV. They saw a commercial for season one of the X-Factor. Rachel's mom looked at her daughter and said, “Let's go audition.” With no expectations and no other thoughts other than having fun, the family started that first audition day at 3am in pouring rain. They waited for about 4 hrs to get a ticket just to audition. She finally auditioned about 6:30 the next evening. Through a series of auditions and brief interviews, Rachel made her way through the assortment of colored tickets, progressing a bit further with each one. Getting through the multiple screening rounds, she finally was asked to sing for the executive producers. At her final audition the executives let her know that she was going through and ask her for a brief background story. They took her to a separate room where she sang in front of a camera and then they sent her home. She had to wait for the call that said she made it to the TV auditions. On Mother’s Day of that year she appeared on the official first show, sang for the judges, and her life was changed. That was three years ago this Mother’s Day. While Rachel and her family spent very little time in Disney Land because the cost is quite high, they would frequent the street vendors right outside the gates. One particular afternoon, the family was there on a hunt for their favorite snacks when Rachel was approached by her first fan! She had been on an X-Factor commercial during a football game and that was the beginning of people recognizing Rachel Crow. She says, “It has always been my dream to walk down the street and have people recognize me.” Now it happens all the time. Rachel has a dream to influence the world. Though this dream started with a desire to be on TV and sing, her passion has grown much larger. She now wants to design and build a facility that will house children in the foster care system and encourage and support them while pursuing their dreams. She wants kids to know that even if they don't know what their dreams and passions are yet, there is hope and excitement for the future. She also works directly with adoption organizations such as Kids Alliance and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTF). Rachel also was the PETA Face for Adoption because she also supports animal adoption. In Dec. 2012, Rachel was on the Home for the Holidays show produced by the DTF. What was said of Rachel, was “most compelling was Rachel Crow who not only has a connection to foster care adoption, but at the young age of 14, has a soul-stirring voice! And all of this talent within an arm’s reach from the audience.” In 2013, Rachel, at 15, was the spokesperson for National Adoption Day. Rachel urges those that are not in a position to adopt to help spread the word about adoption and foster care through social media. People can also help by collecting money or items for the Dave Thomas Foundation or other organizations like it. Her involvement with Kid Alliance gave her the opportunity to witness some actual adoptions on National Adoption Day. “It was an incredible experience to watch these kids get their new families,” says Rachel. Rachel went to Las Vegas and performed for people from huge corporations at the Wendy’s Convention. Rachel performed a song called Promise to Promise which she wrote for her mom about how thankful she is for her adopting her. During the song, Rachel watched people writing out their gifts…they ended up raising $2.2 million, up from $600,000 the previous year. “It’s such a fulfilling feeling helping others,” she said.

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“Everything I’ve done has been possible because of my family. They gave me the love and support to follow my dreams.” Placed in foster care as an infant, Rachel moved through three different foster homes in less than a year and faced an uncertain future until she was adopted by Kelly and Barbara Crow. When asked if the family was surprised at her successes, her grandma said, “No. From the time she was 18-months-old, she had abilities beyond most children. I’m not surprised at all.” (Grandma is pictured below with Rachel, Hannah, and mom, Barbara.) “Even as a toddler, Rachel had such spirit and drive to be the child she was meant to be, and before we knew it she became this little girl with the big voice,” says her mom, Barbara. “The love I have for my girls is beyond anything,” says her dad, Kelly. Hannah is a straight-A student and Rachel has a recording contract with Columbia Records/Syco, a development deal with Nickelodeon and was on a recurring role on the comedy series, “Fred: The Show.” The girls continue to exceed their goals and dreams. Rachel credits her talent to her faith, the support of her family and her fans. Rachel says in closing, “I’m happy when people approach me. They are hesitant but it’s okay to talk to me.” She says, “People act like I’m not a normal person. But I am.” She knows that without each and every one of her fans she would not be where she is today. And to make that point more obvious, Rachel just got her driver’s permit last month. You can follow Rachel Crow on Facebook and Twitter at iamrachelcrow.

Congratulations Scholarship Winners

The group of 4 at left were the continuing ed recipients The group of 3 are the Middle School Extra Curricular Activities recipients The remaining are the High School Extra Curricular Activities Recipients.


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Bits & Pieces Town of Mead Happening in Mead... zz zz zz zz zz zz zz zz zz zz zz zz zz

Late Spring / Early Summer Directory Distributed by Carbon Valley Consumer Reports May 22nd – Last day of St. Vrain schools May 24th – Mead HS Graduation May 26 – Mead Motorheads Car Show at Town Park June 3rd – First day of Mead’s Summer Recreation Program Session 1 begins June 7th - Northridge 4 x 4 Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening – S. Valley Drive June 7th - Town’s Fishing Derby – Mead Ponds June 7th - Mead Rotary - Night in Nicaragua – Anderson Farms June 8th – Tribbles Dog Obedience Fund Raiser (WCR 5 and Welker) June 8th – Highlandlake 93rd Annual Community Gathering – Highland Lake Church June 14th - Mead Summer Festival (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.) Town Park June 24th – First day of Mead’s Summer Recreation Program Session 2 begins June 28th – Mead Town-wide Community Garage Sale

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Mead Food Bank

The Mead Food Bank is now open every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. If you or someone you know needs assistance from the food bank please come at that time. For more information, call 720-438-9645. Physical location: 4311 HWY 66. On the corner of HWY 66 & I-25, just north of the 7-11 gas station.

Mead Rotary

The Mead Rotary Club meets every Friday morning at 7:00 am at 4311 Hwy 66 (Rocky Mountain Building, just north of the 7-11).

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The Seniors have the following monthly field trips and activities, scheduled by Barbara Currie, the Senior Coordinator for the Town of Mead. The Seniors exercise class meets on Monday's and Wednesday's from 9:00a.m. to 9:45a.m. at the Town Hall. Senior Lunch is held weekly at noon on Thursday at Town Hall. Please call Barbara Currie at 303-678-8531 by Tuesday to reserve a lunch for Thursday. The recommended senior donation for lunch is $3.00 per person. The Mead Seniors Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Join us at the First United Methodist Church, 501 Palmer Avenue, Mead, for conversation and fun as we discover new books together. No registration is required. Ricka Burke, 1-888-8617323, For more info call Barbara Currie at 303-678-8531.

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Carol Jean Schamper Meine October 15, 1930 ~ April 4, 2014

Carol Jean Schamper Meine, 83 years old, of Mt. Pleasant Iowa-Denver/ Grand Lake/ Mead Colorado, died on April 4, 2014 from heart complications. Carol was born on October 15, 1930. She was raised by her aunt and uncle Hassenfritz on a farm, rode tractors, milked cows, baled hay. She was Dairy Queen 1948 and a registered nurse with a certificate from St. Joseph's in Denver. She was married to the love of her life, Frederick John Meine, on May 28th, 1955. Her interests included theater, crafts, painting, sewing and any new and wonderful project she could master. She was a very generous and creative soul. She is preceded in death by George and Anna Hassenfritz, John and Eva Schamper, and her siblings John, Maxine, Janet, and Velda. She is survived by her spouse, Fred, and their children, William Frederick Meine (Melinda), Joanna Marie Huhman (Rich), James Edward Meine (Connie), Janet Lisa Meine, Diane Louise Meine, and Thomas Andrew Meine (Kathleen), 10 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Memorial services were held April 16, 2014 in Mead. Share condolences at www. howemortuary.com

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Great things are happening at Mead Elementary. This year our school received $70,000 from Encana due to a grant written by Betsy Porter, Principal and Tara Jensen, parent. The money has been well spent on technology for the school. Each classroom now has 5 iPad minis and 108 chrome books (laptops) are being shared daily by students in each grade level. Mead Elementary also has implemented two movement breaks a day where students and staff do fun exercises to activate their brains to increase stamina for learning. Please stop by our office to register your child for next year. We are looking forward to a successful end of the year.

20th of each month and it will be in the next issue of the CR of Mead. AVON ~ Order by visiting my online AVONwebsite which is available 24 hours every day at www. youravon.com/dbancroft. Skin care products for entire family. SIMPLY SAID DESIGNS ~ Designs that can be applied to walls, glass, metal, ceramic and even more for that personalized look. www.mysimplysaiddesigns. com/1503/ or 970-535-0852

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Aims Community College’s Annual College For Kids set for June

This summer marks the 34th year that Aims Community College will offer third through seventh graders summer educational fun with a very special curriculum. College For Kids will be held for two consecutive weeks, June 2-5 and June 9-12. Mead Street This year features classes like Video Game Design, Photography, Computer Hwy 66 Animation, Lego Mania, and Fun and Freaky Photoshop. Students choose two classes each week (one in the morning, one Drive-Thru! in the afternoon). 4327 Hwy 66/Mead St. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 at I-25 • (970)535-0887 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Children may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. and must be Modelo especial* *Cans • w/this ad • while picked up by 4 p.m. Cost is $75 per week and May 3-11, 2014 supplies last • 5/3-11 only includes lunch. Visit www.aims.edu/cfk for more information, course descriptions and online registration. To register by phone call (970) 339-6665, or contact john.dixon@aims.edu.

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The queen's job is simple—laying the eggs that will spawn the hive's next generation of bees. There is usually only a single queen in a hive. If the queen dies, workers will create a new queen by feeding one of the worker females a special diet of a food called "royal jelly." This elixir enables the worker to develop into a fertile queen. Queens also regulate the hive's activities by producing chemicals that guide the behavior of the other bees. But the queen bee, in spite of her name, really isn’t what you might think. Though she’s called a queen, her lot in life is more slave than ruler. Some interesting facts about the Honey Bee: 1. Bees are able to communicate, in multiple ways, and with great effectiveness. 2. Diet: Herbivore 3. Average life span in the wild: Up to 5 years 4. Size:0.4 to 0.6 in (5 to 15 mm) (Workers),which is relative to a paper clip 5. Group name: Colony or Swarm 6. It takes 12 bees their whole life to make one teaspoon of honey. Now that you know a little information about the honey bee let me tell you that we have a natural honey bee production farm right here in Mead, CO. Madhava Organic Honey. Naturally Sweet Since, 1973. Honey is available in Very Raw, Raw, Whipped, & Whipped Cinnamon. Busy Brazilian Bees. Try saying that five times fast. They're responsible for the new fragrant, luscious, ORGANIC Honey. Madhava traveled all the way to the wildflower fields of Brazil and worked with local farmers to harvest the golden nectar. Then to maintain its raw natural pollens and pure aromatic flavor, they gently strain and delicately heat the honey at a low temperature. Pretty Sweet, right? They also have Mountain Gold Honey. Available in Alfalfa, Wildflower and Clover varieties. Madhava preserves their honey's natural qualities through carefully controlled low temperature melting and simple straining. This allows the honey to retain its pollens and

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Seniors Activities

Town of Mead Open Gym

Sundays Evenings from 5:30p.m.7:00p.m. At Mead Middle School Participants under the age of 16 are must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact the Town of Mead at 970-535-4477.

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May 2014 Consumer Report of Mead