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She refused to let that and Heather’s techniques with the muscle o you suffer from an injury or chronic years. stop her and continues functioning in Kinesiology are a win win! pain? Do you leave your doctor’s Like Justin, in her career today. office feeling hopeless and facing a future Heather has endured After an hour with Heather, she determines H e a t h e r ’ s what muscles are firing properly and what of misery? Patients of Teamwork Therapy her own difficulties technique is not muscles are being bullied by other muscles & Sports Performance walked in feeling with rehabilitation the same way, including Kelly Martindale, over the years and understands pain and simply massage therapy. If you want groups and retrains those muscles to do owner of this publication. But they walk out suffering. She is an athlete and swam traditional relaxation massage, sports and their job correctly. The body then comes o r t h o p e d i c back into homeostasis with a few minor with renewed hope and much less pain. competitively massage or adjustments and strength training can Owner and local resident, Justin for 14 years neuromuscular begin. Willis, is bringing his team of experts to the locally here massage, she Carbon Valley. Their new office is located in Colorado The outcome is reduction in pain, is skilled in healthier muscles, and better range of at 630 Main Street in Frederick, facing while growing those types of motion; resulting in a more positive Colorado Blvd. just south of 5th Street at up. At the age t r e a t m e n t s . attitude because chronic pain becomes the round about. of 16, she was H o w e v e r , a distant memory. “This statement is In an article in last month’s Consumer in a rollover what Justin true as I’ve experienced it myself,” says Report (pg. 11 veiw at www.cvcrnew.scom), a c c i d e n t d i s c o v e r e d Kelly Martindale. “I hobbled into my first Justin explains he is all about helping while a friend when working appointment at Teamwork Colorado, and people reach their optimal performance was driving. with Heather, is I walked out standing straight with at least goals in all walks of life. Whether you This was the Justin Willis with wife, Lindsay, & their sons that her massage 75% less pain. It was a miracle. Teamwork are the professional athlete or the stay beginning of her has a “K” in it. She uses Kinesiology (the Colorado is a necessary tool in my overall at home mom or the CEO of a company, neck injuries. functioning properly and painlessly, is the In 1992, while living in California, study of the mechanics of health and wellbeing.” key to a productive day at work and play. a driver t-boned her, at 55mph, on the body movements) to get To set up an Because of driver’s side causing the results that are needed appointment, book online Justin’s passion and functioning properly and difficulties with her to get you back on your feet at his commitment to pelvis and sacral joint and running. At the website, you will have painlessly, is the key to a Heather looks at his business, he only which she continues choices for additional service productive day at brings on therapists to manage today. She your “FUNCTION” first, times with Lisa Brooks, who have his same work and play has rehabbed from similar to what Justin does, Neuromuscular Therapist beliefs and desires for surgery on her left and her treatments are and Michael Miyake, Fascial the highest quality of physical performance ankle and ruptured her C6, C7 vertebrae in like the little sister to the Stretch Therapist. after each treatment session. His new 2008. In 2009, she and her daughter were Fascial Stretch Therapy If you have any other massage therapist, Heather Harrington, in a head on collision on I-25 at 70mph. ™ techniques that Justin questions, you can speak came on board for these exact principals The doctors told her she was going to have uses. The combination of with Lindsay Willis, and has been working in the field for 20 to give up her career in Massage Therapy. Fascial Stretch Therapy™ Heather & her daughter, Kyleigh Executive Director.

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What’s On My Mind

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Life’s Puzzle Pieces Cause Mysterious Maladies


ack pain has stifled my life. This chronic pain robbed me of a summer normally filled with vacations, motorcycling and riding my ATV. Zero energy, painful sleepless nights and apathy for any activity have been my constant companion for nearly all of 2019. Meltdown #683 happened early October, brought on by the constant pain. In a pool of tears, I begged God for relief. None came. A bit later, I asked God why this was happening. Yes, I know the doctors say its arthritis in all my vertebrae and hip bones and they say there are a couple bulging discs, and the list goes on. However, deep inside I sensed it was more. In my prayers, I was also asking when did this really start? Is it really simply from sitting at my desk and computer for twenty years? I could accept that except that it came on so emphatically. One day, no pain. The next day, excruciating pain. It made no sense to my mind. Piece by piece, the puzzle started forming a picture. What were these pieces that flitted in and out of my thoughts? Pain, for sure. Financial issues, yes. Time, always an issue. Family, of utmost importance. Writing… writing…what? How was my writing a part of the pain? Okay, go with it, Kelly. Writing…November trip to LA for training. Adds to the financial pressure. I can’t afford it. I have a business to run. My family needs me. Oh, and there’s this pain. It’s going to be very uncomfortable traveling and sitting for 12-hour training

sessions. Still in my meltdown, I’m crying (for those of you who always read my column, you know I cry a lot), and trying to figure out all this stuff. Those pieces of the puzzle; pain, money, time, family, passion. My passion to write keeps rising to the top. My mind spins out of control with fear. Each piece of the puzzle fights for my attention. How can I juggle my responsibilities successfully? I’m only one person. “You can’t.” Those two words settled into my mind then my heart. “You can’t.” It is fall. The orange flames of my fireplace mesmerize me. The warmth comforts me. I am still. “You can’t. Not while living in fear.” Fear. It is still there. Financial fear. Fear of lifelong physical pain. Fear of fitting all my responsibilities into a day, the week…a month. Fear of actually pursuing my passion, a gift from God himself. Fear. It comes to me that my back pain started abruptly in February and has only grown worse. It so happens, (coincidently, I think not), I wrote my column on, you guessed it, fear. In February, I boldly wrote about stepping back into my power. And I believed what I wrote. After that, I felt prayed for. I was strong. I wrote and sold my first article in seventeen years. I went to a writer’s conference. I wrote and sold another article and started diligently working on my second book. Diligently turned into on again, off again. And then nothing.

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Pain continues to grow, excuses stand in the way of writing and once again, I’m fretting, fretting, about those pieces in my puzzle of life. With the LORD in my life, why do I do that? Boldly forge ahead…then hide in the shadows. I’m human. And I forget that I’m not alone in this journey. There are two books that have changed my life and taught me who I am, what my true identity is. Although, I sometimes forget, even for lengthy times. The Bible is one book, of course. But the other is The Forgotten Way, by Ted Dekker, which has helped me understand what the Bible says about my identity. The LORD used the second book to open my eyes to what it says in the first book. I don’t know why it always takes a meltdown, but I’m thankful for this one. It helped me see that my fear had buried itself deeper within me and settled itself in my back. It helped me remember that Fear is a Liar (great song by Zach Williams). And it led me to several verses that I hope I will lean on in the future when I find myself making excuses not to write. I’ve also had several relatively painless days. Praising God for that. If you are curious about the verses, they are: Psalm 34:4 I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Proverbs 1:33 But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.

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Hebrews 13:6 So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Psalm 46: 1-2 God is our refuge and strength, always ready in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Psalm 46:7 The LORD of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God!

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Tuscany Sunny Days


n August, my husband and I traveled to Italy. Tuscany has been on our bucket list for quite some time. We flew into Florence, had a private transfer to our home for the week. Montecatini Terme is a town about an hour or so from Florence. It’s a great town to tour some of the area and still be able to come home to our wonderful hotel every evening. Every day, we traveled with a small group of 23. The group was diverse from young families, millennials, welltraveled seniors and first time visitors. The countryside is all you would picture: olive trees, vineyards, small medieval towns. The amazing part was all the wonderful fresh foods and crisp house wines we experienced. Every alley you walk down has small restaurants and cafés that serve the most wonderful meals along with friendly service. You could sit forever without the rush, if you’d like. Oh, did I mention the Gelato? Some of the places we visited included Pisa (a little too many tourists for me!), Lucca (a small town with much history and a guide that was so proud to be a resident there!), Florence to see all the works of Michelangelo including his famous David and the Ponte Vecchio which is the famous bridge with shops filled with beautiful gold jewelry. We went through the wonderful, scenic countryside to Sienna. This town has a horse race twice every summer. The Palio di Siena has ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colors, represent ten of the seventeen contrade, or neighborhoods. Interesting is that the horse is the most important and the celebrity. If the jockey falls off the horse, he really doesn’t matter. It’s the horse that is honored. There are quite interesting stories about this yearly race.

W e traveled by bus and train to the famous Cinque T e r r e (above). This is a string of five fishing villages. Each village is different and situated in the mountains and above the Mediterranean Sea. The only way to visit these picturesque towns is by train, boat or hiking on some challenging trails. In Vernassa, we had a terrific seafood meal. This village is known for fresh fish and ravioli. Both were very different from anything we had before. The ravioli was stuffed with grouper and had a limoncello cream sauce. We shared a sample of several different anchovies with some of our travel companions. Did I mention Gelato??? As I said, every night we came back to our home away from home. Next day on to a winery where they grow grapes on 45 year old vines. We sampled some great wines and olive oil. That same day, we traveled to the hilltop village of San Gimignano and next to a local cheese farm and learned how the pecorino cheese is made. Later that evening, as our last night together, we had a Tuscan feast with traditional cuisine and wines in the Tuscan countryside. Tuscany and Italy are filled with beauty, history, friendliness and the best food and wine. We’re looking at maybe going back in 2021. Interested? Contact Judy Bakanec, Going Places Travel. 303485-9930 or judy@ goingplaces-travel. com.

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5th Annual St. Vrain Ranch Christmas Light Walk Where: The walking path between Saddleback Avenue and Sage Avenue in the St. Vrain Ranch subdivision. The Entrances to the path are: 1. From the west, on Devenshire St. between Saddleback and Sage Avenues. 2. From the center, on St. Vrain Blvd between Saddleback and Sage Avenues. 3. From the East, on Shenandoah Avenue just west of Saddleback Ave as it intersects with Shenandoah Avenue. When: Evenings for 2 weekends in December. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 1. The first weekend is Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th 2. The second weekend is Friday December 13th and Saturday December 14th Why: To celebrate the Christmas Season with the communities around us by lighting up this beautiful walking path that we get to enjoy all year. General Information: This year Santa will be there to take children’s gift requests. As always, there will be Hot Chocolate, Hot cider, and cookies served at “The Hut”, which is an outside bar/serving counter at one of the homeowners. There will be mistletoe hung in one of the light tunnels for those who chose to kiss their loved one. The length of the walk is roughly 1 mile. Please come dressed appropriately. The walkway may have ice on it at any time. We try our best to keep it clear. Please be careful and step carefully when enjoying the walk.

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his will be the third year that Jackson, Maisie, and Rainah will be Stuffing Stockings for Veterans! It all began a few years ago when our friend, Beth Skinner of Skinner Realty, put a call to action on Facebook that she was collecting stockings for veterans and if anyone wanted to contribute, we could drop them off and she would deliver them. We couldn’t think of a more fitting event to be a part of. Since then this will be our third year donating stockings. Last year with the help of many who donated, the kids were able to fill 25 stockings with essentials and treats for local veterans! This year is no different! They are hoping to raise $500 again, in order fill 25 stockings again! If you would like to help, here is how: 1. Donate money so we can buy all the items remaining in bulk 2. Donate a minimum of 25 of a single item from the list below) • Slim Jims or Beef Jerky

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• Packages of Holiday nuts • Single serving drink mix packets (i.e. Crystal Light) • Playing cards • Puzzle book (Crosswords, Sudoku, Word Find) • Holiday-themed writing pens or pencil • Holiday candy (in sealed wrapping or small unopened bags) • Candy Canes • Peanut Brittle • Socks • Travel-sized games • Card games (Uno, Phase 10) • Stress balls (holiday-themed preferred) • Gloves (preferably black; winter; one size fits all) • Single serving cookie packages • Apple cider packets (must be in Ziploc baggies in case the packets break) • Hot chocolate (must be in Ziploc baggies in case the packets breaks) • Small notepads • Holiday-themed lip balm (wrapping and scent) • Caps (warm winter) • Other holiday-themed items Please contact us if you would like to

provide items for the stocking: jennifer@ or call 720-648-0352. If you would like to donate you can either do it online at www.jacksonandmaisieslemonadestand. com or you can mail a check to: Jackson and Maisie’s Lemonade Stand 16575 Sanford Street Mead, CO 80542

Photos: Above are Jackson McPherson, Maisie McPherson, Rainah Butler 12/18 filling stockings up to donate to Veterans through the Soldiers Angels program. Below are filled stockings.

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CR 24 1/2, Del Camino) For more information, please contact the Weld County Elections OfďŹ ce at or visit ď Ź Parks, Open Space & Trails Master Plan Community Meeting – November 6th ď Ź Firestone residents are invited to a Community Meeting to share your thoughts and help inform the ďŹ rst ever Town of Firestone Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan. The Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan will be a guiding document for the Firestone park and open space system for the next 5-10 years. Join us for the meeting at Town Hall in the Board Room on Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. ď Ź Carbon Valley Santa Cops: The Carbon Valley Santa Cops program is an annual program of the Firestone, Frederick and Dacono Police Departments to provide a gift, warm winter clothing and necessities to children and families in need during the holiday season. Below are several upcoming important dates for the Firestone program: ď Ź

ď Ź Fall has arrived, we’ve seen our ďŹ rst snow and it’s hard to believe we are talking about the holidays already! As we all prepare for a busy season, below are a few updates I don’t want you to miss. ď Ź Election – November 5th ď Ź The 2019 Weld County Coordinated Election will be a mail-in ballot election. Monday, October 28th is the last day to mail in your ballot. If you miss that deadline, you can still vote through Election Day, November 5th, by dropping off your completed ballot at one of the following locations: â—? Carbon Valley Recreation Center (701 5th Street,


ď Ź Projects in Town – Have you seen the buildings popping up near the southeast corner of I-25 and SH66 (Lyons 66 PaciďŹ c Commerce Park)? There is a new Own It Storage extension and a retail shop called Sugar Mill Antiques & Vintage Depot. Plus, ofďŹ ce, warehouse and lightindustrial buildings are emerging in the area. I want to thank the businesses that have chosen Mead as their company hubs. It is truly exciting watching these develop in an area that will bring customers off the main highways. ď Ź Board – This past month, the Board of Trustees has been


ď Ź Carbon Valley Veterans Memorial: The Wall of Honor ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 10 at 10:00a. We delayed the ceremony this year

November 22 – Referrals Due December 4 – Shopping for Gifts December 14 – Wrapping Gifts Here are a few ways to participate in the Firestone Santa Cop Program: nominate a family; give a gift; host a drive; donate; sponsor a family; pick an ornament from the Sharing Tree; help with gift shopping; and help wrap gifts. â—? For more information on getting involved, please contact the Firestone Police Department at 303-833-0811 or email policeclerks@ďŹ ď Ź Upcoming Community Events: â—? Carbon Valley Holiday Festival – Saturday, December 7th from 1-4pm at Coal Ridge Middle School â—? Kids can share their wish lists and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Workshop will be in full production allowing kids to create their own gifts and ornaments, with even some fun crafts designed for older kids this year. Attendees can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies throughout the afternoon. ď Ź Thank you for your continued support. Bobbi Sindelar â—? â—? â—? â—?

busy reviewing and approving administrative site plans and subdivision ďŹ nal plans. The Board also heard presentations on the Sewer User Rate Study preliminary ďŹ ndings, a post-event report for the Community Day Sugar Beet Festival, and on the 2020 Weld County budget given by Commissioner Scott James. The Board approved the ownership transfer of the Oviatt/Mead Cabin to Historic Highlandlake, Inc. and the allocation of the 2020 grant fund to community organizations. In September, the Board also received the 2020 budget proposals for both the Town of Mead and the Mead Urban Renewal Authority. If you are unable to attend the Board of Trustees meetings, the meetings are video recorded to watch at your convenience. View meetings at ď Ź Community – Activities â—? I would like thank everyone who took advantage of Mead’s Fall Clean-Up Days as well as those who came out to Cocoa with the Cops in October. ď Ź Important Dates â—? Veterans Day - A heartfelt Veterans Day salute of thanks to those who made the ultimate sacriďŹ ce for our country

while protecting the freedoms of our great nation. Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it. Thank you again to you and your families! â—? Thanksgiving Day - I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. â—? Invitation – I would like to continue to invite youth groups to help open our regular Board of Trustee meetings. Please email me, at, at least a week in advance of our board meetings. ď Ź Stay Informed – I am hosting Coffee with the Mayor from 8-10 a.m. every ďŹ rst Saturday of the month at Town Hall. Bring your questions, concerns and thoughts. An easy way to stay up to date on Mead news is to sign up for email notiďŹ cations by visiting: newsletter/subscriptions. ď Ź Please stay safe, and as always, I am happy to come visit you or your organization. Please contact me via email at cwhitlow@

due to the construction at SH 52 and Colorado Blvd. and installing the new parking area for the Memorial. Visit the City’s web site for more details: ď Ź Holiday Trash Collection â—? Your holiday trash collection schedule will run one day late following Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day if your normal pickup day falls on or after the holiday within the same week. For instance, a regularly scheduled Thursday trash pickup will be on Friday. Remember, on make-up days crews come through neighborhoods earlier than normal. Please make sure items are curbside the night before.

ď Ź ‘Tis the Season‌Holiday Festival: The Carbon Valley Holiday Festival is from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Enjoy a holiday tree lighting, wagon rides, crafts, refreshments, and a free chili dinner. Look for event details at

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Sweet Salvage & Rustic Relics Barn Sale Friday Evening ~ November 15th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday ~ November 16th & 17th ~ 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 11447 County Road 13 (Colo. Blvd.) ~ Longmont (1/2 mile north of the Firestone King Soopers) Antiques, Primitives, Home Décor, Yard Art and More!

Thanksgiving Dinner in a Box In collaboration with the Carbon Valley Help Center, Frederick High School Student Council and Rocky Mountain Christian Church, the Town of Frederick is spreading the word to help those in need this holiday season. Members of the community are able to donate nonperishable items to a family nominated by the community. These items include: canned yams/sweet potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, salt and pepper, gravy mix, French fried onions, canned cranberry sauce and brown sugar. Drop off donated items to the Town Hall (401 Locust St.) anytime between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday up until Friday, November 22. For more information or to nominate a family, visit https://www.

Santa & Reindeer Santa and his reindeer had such a good time last year at RE/MAX Nexus that they are coming back! There will be crafts, cocoa, cookies, visit with Santa and his reindeer. This event is FREE! However, we would like to do some good for our community and use this time as a coat, hat, and gloves drive. Please bring gently used items or brand new items with you and we’ll collect them and send them off to the OUR Center in Longmont. Thank you!  When: Dec. 15 at 3-6p  Where: RE/MAX Nexus, 11409 Business Park Cir., #200, Firestone For more information or if you have questions please call Gwen Stouder at 970295-4760.

Carbon Valley Toastmasters Carbon Valley Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization that trains it’s members to build important workplace skills, refine their communication, and maximize their overall potential. Other benefits of being a Toastmaster include: more self-confidence and self-awareness, enhanced leadership skills, regular and constructive feedback in a comfortable and supportive environment, and so much more. Whatever your reasoning for seeking personal growth and professional development opportunities, Carbon Valley Toastmasters welcomes guests every Tuesday evening from 6:15 - 7:45 pm. www.facebook. com/carbonvalleytoastmasters for more information.

Letters to Santa

LoriLee’s Chocolates & Gifts will be having their 3rd Annual Sneak-A-Peek shopping day. It is Sunday November 17th from 12:00-4:00. Stop by to shop or place your orders to pick up in December. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Start your holiday shopping at LoriLee’s at 539 Oak St, # B, in Frederick.

RE/MAX Nexus, Maxine Kary with Guardian Mortgage, and Furniture Row in Dacono are partnering on a FREE fun family event where children get to write a letter to Santa. There will be cocoa and cookies. The letters will be put into a special “Letters to Santa” mailbox and sent off to Santa. Also, there will be a chance to win a Furniture Row $100 gift certificate! We’ll see you there!  When: Nov. 16 at 2-5 pm  Where: 3440 E. I-25 Frontage Rd., Dacono, CO 80504 For more information or if you have questions please call Gwen Stouder at 970295-4760.

Festival of Lights

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This holiday event takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 6pm-8pm in Crist Park (105 Fifth St.). In addition to the lighting of the trees in Crist Park, this event will be full of festive cheer including free horse-drawn carriage rides, a live ice sculpture demonstration resulting in an interactive ice sculpture, selfies with Santa, festive holiday performances by our local school choirs and carolers. For a full list of cheerful, holiday events, visit FrederickCO. gov/FestivalofLights.

Coal Ridge Middle School, 6201 Booth Drive on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Kids can share their wish lists and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Workshop will be in full production allowing kids to create their own gifts and ornaments, with even some fun crafts designed for older kids this year. Attendees can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies throughout the afternoon.

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6th Annual Craft and Bake Sale All items are handmade and we have a great selection of home baked goods. November 9, 2019 | 9 AM to 2 PM at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 650 S. Park Ave, Ft. Lupton. Taco Bar lunch-includes tacos, drink and dessert for $6.00 per person. All proceeds from the silent auction, bake sale and taco bar will be given to Life Choices of Brighton, CO to help build a new facility for meeting the needs of pregnant women/families.

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Interval/Circuit Training at 7pm on Mondays In Frederick, Wednesdays In Firestone Ladies, join us for Interval/Circuit Training Classes at 7pm on Mondays in Frederick & Wednesdays in Firestone, Tuesdays & Fridays at 8:30am in Niwot. Your first session is Free, then it’s $40 for a 10 Session Punch Card good at either location. Space is limited, RSVP required online. Contact Tracy Rewerts, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist at https:// or call 303.828.285.

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Brendan Dunigan Memorial Foundation a 501.(3)(c) will be holding its annual toy drive to help support local Santa Cop programs on November 30, 2019, at 10 am starting at Mirror Image Brewery. The event is open to the public, and ALL vehicles are welcome for just ONE unwrapped toy per person. What a great way to get involved in the community to “Lend A Helping Hand” during the holiday season, ensuring that NO child is without something special under the tree. Santa will be available for photos at Mirror Image Brewery from 3:30-5 pm. Mirror Image will also be collecting toy donations throughout November. The Foundation is hoping to surpass last year’s donations of $1,500 and over 1,000 toys. More information at Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @brendansride.

We sincerely hope you will help support this worthwhile event. Last year more than 400 people joined together at the event to raise money and awareness of hunger and homelessness in the Carbon Valley. Purchase a ticket for $15 prior to the event or pay $20 at the door. Your ticket includes a unique hand-painted bowl to keep as a reminder of those who face hunger every day. You will also enjoy a meal of soup, bread, and dessert donated by area restaurants. Please visit the silent auction to bid on gift cards, local artwork, baskets and more! All of the proceeds provide emergency food and resources to those in need. To purchase tickets, donate a silent auction item or to volunteer for the event, visit the website or call Robin at the Help Center, 303.833.6626. We look forward to your support.

American Legion Auxiliary 1985 The American Legion Auxiliary 1985 has three major events for November and we would like to invite everyone to join us. These are open to the public. Friday, November 1st, we will offer a spaghetti dinner for $10.00 at 6 PM. Monday, November 11th, we host a dinner from 5 – 7 PM at no cost. Thursday, November 28th, we host our second annual Thanksgiving dinner to our communities. There is no charge for the dinner, however, we always welcome volunteers and donations. Last year, we served over 80 folks and delivered meals to our veterans and others who could not get out for a hearty meal. The dinner is from noon to 3 PM. We are located at 870 1st Street in Firestone. Contact Donna Lane @ 303833-4172 or the American Legion @303833-3878.

Congratulations to the Winner of the RE/ MAX Miner’s Day Booth Drawing! Dawn Barela from Firestone was the lucky winner of the Home Depot gift card! Thank you to all who entered the drawing at the booth of Cindy Campbell RE/MAX Alliance. And thank you to the town of Frederick for another spectacular Miner’s Day event! Cindy Campbell, Tri-Town area Realtor® for 13 years, can be reached at 303-881-7413 or Cindy@

Country Christmas and Parade of Lights The Erie Chamber of Commerce is busier than Santa and his Elves planning this year’s Country Christmas and Parade of Lights. Historic Downtown Erie will be ablaze Friday, December 6, with festivities and all the fun of the season. Come out an enjoy Santa’s Workshop, Local School Choirs, Complimentary S’Mores roasted over the fire, a Living Nativity Scene, Free Hayrides and the Parade of Lights followed by a visit from Santa! All events occur at the corner of Briggs and Moffat Streets. Roast S’Mores at open fire pits from 5:00-6:30 PM while listening to local Choirs from 5:30-6:15 PM. See the Living Nativity Scene from 5:30-6:30 PM and enjoy a free hayride from 6:00-8:30 PM. The Parade of Lights begins at 6:30 PM at Erie Parkway and Briggs Street and ends at Wells Street. Santa will complete the Parade and stop to visit the children at his workshop 7:15-8:00 PM. At the end of the evening, tuck the kids in bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads!




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ocally, TRU PACE, a Program of Allinclusive Care for the Elderly, is helping older adults age in place in southwest Weld and Boulder counties. This holistic medical program opened in March of 2017 and has helped support local caregivers, whether they are the spouse, the adult child or friend. TRU PACE manages all medical care and medications, in-home services, and rehabilitation therapies, provides transportation, and has a day center Monday through Friday based in Lafayette. Key in this model of care is caregiver support. The PACE model provides a Monday-Friday Day Program which gives the caregiver a break and they also provide respite care. In addition, caregivers of loved ones enrolled in PACE have access to supportive services for themselves. 80% of our Participants live at home and 90% of them live with or near an involved family caregiver. Caregiver health and well-being is a growing public health issue. There are a multitude of benefits and challenges when giving care to another. For many, the benefits can include: keeping you active, mentally engaged, increasing physical performance, increased family closeness, and a sense of purpose. And of course, there are challenges to caregiving. Caregivers have to juggle multiple roles: providing support to their loved one, maintaining a household and more often than not, a job. Many have younger children and for older caregivers, they frequently have healthcare issues of their own. Over time, a caregiver can experience social isolation, poorer nutrition, feelings of being overwhelmed and less likely to care for themselves. This month, the Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring a six week class called “Powerful Tools for Caregivers”. It will meet Tuesdays, 10am-11:30am starting November 5 – December 10th at the

Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave, Firestone. Registration is required. Call Marissa Watson-Bane at 970-3469700 press 1. TRU PACE, a Medicare and Medicaid program, identifies and supports the unique needs of family caregivers to maintain their loved one at home. Caregivers in TRU PACE have access to an assessment that leads to a care plan with support services, education, respite care and interventions that address their needs. TRU PACE’s Social Work team completes a comprehensive participant and caregiver psychosocial assessment at enrollment and every 6 months to address changing participant needs, assist with advance care planning and identify and respond to caregiver support needs. In addition, there is a monthly caregiver support group with an emphasis on educational topics related to caregiving. These groups also create a sense of community and combat isolation. In the winter of 2020, TRU PACE hopes to launch an online evening support group. TRU PACE’s wrap-around services help support participants and their caregivers as they try to age in place. The program is paid through Medicare and Medicaid combined or through private pay. For more information, please call 303926-4745 or go to

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Curation, Community and Conversation Drive Commerce! ‘If you want to shape culture, you have to be willing to have your idea shaped by the people you are building for’. --Facebook’s Chief Creative Officer and VP of Global Business Marketing, Mark D’Arcy Let’s address the democratization of technology and how that has led to a change in the way that businesses -large and small -have been able to connect with people, disrupt industries and drive growth.  Curators need to think of the humanity of the people they’re speaking to.  Community is the way we share our stories with each other and how that shapes us.  Conversation is building

relationship with people —which produces trust and respect. If you want to shape culture, you have to be willing to be shaped by the people you’re building it for. It comes down to humility – and listening! There’s never been a better time to have a big idea! Need help with your Facebook marketing? Call Jennie at Face to Face | 303.518.0089 or email

Frederick High School Student John Klingensmith Invited to National Academy of Future Physicians


i, my name is John Klingensmith, and I am a Junior at Frederick High school. I am a very devoted student that takes my academics very seriously, and I love helping my peers. I also volunteer and teach children at my Church at LifeFellowship Frederick every Sunday. I am taking advanced classes such as AP Biology and Medical Terminology, and plan to get enough college credits by the time I graduate to have a year and a half completed in college. In college, I will be in the medical field and become a Forensic Pathologist. I also have an accumulative GPA of 3.982 and have won several academic letters and awards. Recently I received a letter informing me that I am invited to the National Academy of Future Physicians to represent Frederick High School’s Senior Class in Boston, Massachusetts. I will receive the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. During the conference I will: meet some of the greatest minds in medical technology and several Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, observe surgery and ask questions, discuss various topics in medical developments or dilemmas, and earn college credit for every day I participate! However, in order to attend, I need to raise $3,500. That includes flight, hotel, and tuition to attend with my parents. The deadline for the full amount due is November 20th. I am writing this letter to humbly ask for your financial help. I hope that you will see that this is a good investment in, not only me, but also FHS and the Carbon Valley. Any financial gift is appreciated and I thank you, ahead of time for your consideration of my request. I am honored to be considered for this award and representing my Senior class at Frederick High School. Going would give me so many opportunities in life: the Congress would write letters of recommendation to colleges I apply to and the earned college credit would help a lot more. Having this award would also be placed on my resume. I have much ahead of me and getting an early start would be so helpful, as well as having the support of so many would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, John W. Klingensmith Gifts can be mailed c/o CVCR | POB 962 |Frederick | 80530 Make Checks Payable to John W. Klingensmith In Memo: Medical Leaders Award Follow on Instagram at john.klingensmith

“John does an awesome job coming to school to learn and completing his assignments. John is a dedicated student who wants to earn high grades and continue his future at a highereducation facility. I know that if John has the opportunity to earn college credit, he will not disappoint, and will take the opportunity seriously. “ —Jennifer Santos, teacher at FHS

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herwin Williams’ Colormix Forecast 2020 is out and their suggestions are beautiful! Their choice for color of the year is Naval SW6244. Sherwin Williams describes it as, ‘working well with polished marble, gleaming metal, soft leather and sophisticated patterns.’ We agree. We have painted several interiors and exteriors with Naval. This Navy Blue from the SW Pottery Barn Collection is versatile. Whether utilized as a dark neutral, focal point or an accent wall you can’t fail. As with any jewel tone, it is complimented especially well by the yellow family, particularly gold. Sherwin Williams recommends pairing it with several colors, tans, greens, grays, terra cottas and other blues. Our favorite combination is Naval on walls with a crisp white trim color such as Snowbound. SW’s Color Forecast includes 45 colors, spread across 5 palettes, each containing 9 colors

from which you can design your own color schemes. The possibilities are endless. And mistake-proof: Alive: Mostly mid and deep tones Mantra: Pastels with a few midtones Play: Bright and vibrant hues Haven: Mid neutrals, rich tones Heart: Earthy neutrals We recommend downloading the Colormix Forecast 2020 brochure from Sherwin Williams’ website or stopping by their store to pick one up. Sherwin Williams’ Top 50 Colors Brochure is another worthy download. We have used each of these colors not just once, but numerous times and heartily recommend every one! Also included are their Top Whites and their Top Color, Agreeable Gray. Again, we agree. Agreeable Gray is a versatile color, a reliable go-to when other colors aren’t quite right. View any color in your home with Sherwin Williams’ Color Visualizer. Customize your own images and test different colors on your photos by dragging and dropping a color onto an image. Access the Color Visualizer at https://

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Zerona Laser Therapy is back by popular demand! Experience this amazing technology for a discounted $199/6 sessions until Jan. 1 2020. This popular non-invasive process is a painless, 40-minute session, every 48 hours to shrink your fat cells in the body location of your choice AND it helps reduce pain and inflammation!

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hen we think of inflammation it is most often in relation to a physical injury. The symptoms are redness, swelling, pain, warmth to the touch, and loss of function to the affected tissue. Affected tissue is the key phrase here, indicating that inflammation applies to the entire mammalian system, (thinking of pets too!) and these symptoms can arise anywhere, to any and all organs and tissues. Inflammation without external injury is most easily seen on the skin via rashes that can arise internally from dietary irritation and stress. The internal organs, including the brain, also become inflamed through various toxins and stressors. Mild chronic inflammation can wreak havoc throughout the digestive, nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems. While there are myriad causes for inflammation and considerations to treat inflammation, this article focuses upon the benefits of Omega 3 Essential fatty acids (EFAs). These are healthy lipids that the body itself cannot produce and must be acquired from food or supplement ( EFAs can be found in fish, chia, flax, many nuts and seeds, Sea Buckthorn Berry oil, and algae, (chlorella & spirulina) as well as in supplement form. Brain and Nervous System: What makes EFAs so important for development and maintenance is their role in both brain and nervous system health. EFAs (docosahexaenoic acid / DHA particularly)

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uring the ribbon cutting for The Tallent Company’s historic downtown Johnstown location, Owner & Operator Amy Tallent announced a new giveback initiative called The Make Your Mark Program. This program is designed to help one Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming business, organization or nonprofit with six months of FREE communication services. “We want to celebrate our success by helping another business or organization take steps to reach long term goals as well. When Jesse and I started this business we never knew it how much it would grow and we want to do that for someone else,” said Amy Tallent. The Tallent Company will be providing overall communication strategy management via a complementary complete communication package for six months. This covers online presence including social media management, online brand protection, advertising management, graphic design support, news releases, design and delivery of email campaigns and consultation on all public relations, branding, outreach and external communication needs. For this special occasion, Tallent Company has teamed up with six partners from the local area to create a complete and comprehensive communication strategy for this one lucky business or organization. These partners include Branding by Bre which will provide branding photography, Dodge Media Group providing a 2-3 minute video with social media clips as well, TPrimmz Digital Agency providing a great, new or edited userfriendly website, Loveland & South and Carbon Valley Consumer Report helping with an article or advertisement on the recipient, and Loveland Reporter-Herald with a credit towards advertising. Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019. A team of hand selected community leaders will work with Tallent Co. to narrow the list down to 3-5 applicants and then the community will be able to vote on the finalists from December 10-19, 2019. The final recipient will be announced on December 20, 2019. The Tallent Company invites you to visit www.tallentco. com/makeyourmark to learn more about this great program and to share this information with anyone that may be interested in applying. Questions can be sent to

Allergies: Think in general about allergic reactions, not just seasonal allergies; Omega 3 oils found in fish or cod liver oil can be extremely helpful for reducing allergies because of their potent anti-inflammatory effect. Omega 3 oils have a systemic effect on the body and can reduce both allergic and cardiovascular inflammation. Cod liver oil contains extra vitamin A and vitamin D for added immune support. Immune System: Fish oils in particular have been shown to support immune cell function. A 2018 pilot study featured in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry demonstrated that it specifically supported B-cells. B-cells fight bacterial and viral infections. Inflammation is the root of illness, and stress can be the seed of inflammation. Remove the stressor and see the inflammation fade away. Sometimes the system needs support, Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids have proven to be helpful.

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e fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire is the motto that Lauren lives by. Owner of “Memories In The Making, Creative Consulting by Lauren,” she is a businesswoman, mother and wife and runs her business driven by passion, determination and a heart for serving others. Lauren is your personal assistant: an event planner, photographer and teacher. Some of her services include: Marriage Proposals PROM-posals Weddings Parties Fundraisers All occasion events Lauren also offers photo shoots for family photos, newborns, weddings, senior pictures, and more. She provides personal gift shopping and gift creations as well as in-home and in-studio classes. She even runs her own pop-up shop with hand-made personal items and goodies! Watch for her Fall pop-up and upcoming classes offered though the City of Longmont Rec Department. To find and register for her classes, please see City of Longmont Rec Guide January- May. Lauren’s classes include: • You, Me and a Ring, Men’s wedding proposal workshop • Build, Pitch, Shark, Child Parent Class based on the show Shark Tank • Fill a Bag, Women’s day out Coming summer 2020, a little teaser, Lauren will be hosting a very special event through City of Longmont Rec. This event will involve a very special historic figure, a picnic and a craft. Lauren is building a music group and wants to partner with local singers and musicians, ages high school and up. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Lauren for more information. Lauren is passionate about giving back to others and believes that giving is the gift that never ends. A portion of all proceeds is given back to local organizations. If you are interested in partnering with her on other community outreach opportunities email her. To learn more about Lauren and her services please contact her via E-mail at Memories. More information, social media and phone number will be shared with clients only.

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oor posture can happen over time and you may not even know you’re starting to slouch or have a protruding head. Some causes of poor posture are regular activities in our daily lives, especially when prolonged and done every day. These can include staring at a computer screen, sitting in chairs, driving, looking down at a cell phone or tablet, carrying a bag on the same shoulder or carrying small children, and standing for long periods of time. The American Journal of Pain Management says that “Posture effects and moderates every physiological function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.” Poor posture with slouched shoulders lead to overstretched upper back muscles and tight chest muscles. Your best defense against poor posture, back/neck pain, and injury is a strong upper body that includes strengthening your core/back muscles and stretching. Most people with poor posture will start to experience neck and back pain in time. If you find yourself slouching at your desk or while standing, that can be an indication your core isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. My new Corrective Exercise Programs (that will be available soon), will help you to correct some old habits and injuries to assist your body in functioning better overall. The good news is that the main factors affecting posture are not difficult to change. Here are some quick tips on how to stretch and strengthen some of those muscles:  Head Retraction Look forward with neutral posture. Bring head directly backwards giving yourself a “double chin”, hold 3 seconds and return back. Don’t tilt your head up or down.

 Pectoral Stretch - stand in the frame of a smaller doorway with arms out to the side at a 90 degree angle at the elbow joint without shrugging your shoulders. With arms against the door frame, lean forward slowly to stretch your chest muscles.  Immediately improve posture by lengthening your spine and standing up taller by imagining you’re pulling up on a string coming out the top of your head that is attached to all of your vertebrae.  If you sit for long periods of time, take a break from sitting in a chair every half hour for two minutes to stand, stretch, or walk down the hall.  When you’re sitting, pull your navel in toward your spine and hold this for as long as you can (without holding your breath).  Activities such as walking, swimming, or bicycling are great cardiovascular exercises, while strength training exercises will help the muscles surrounding the core and back to stay strong. A balance of core and back muscle strength is important to help support the upper body and maintain good posture.  Planks and dumbbell row’s are exercises that work to increase strength in your core, shoulders, and back muscles. If you need help with an exercise program, I offer my ladies only Fitness Group Classes in Frederick, Firestone, and Niwot, plus Mobile Personal Training where I come to You!

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Rotary Is Seeking Nominations for Community Heroes

he Carbon Valley Rotary Club is accepting nominations from the public in four categories of community service: 1st Responder (Firefighter/EMS or Law TEnforcement), Education, Community Adult (18 yrs and older) and Community Youth

Joshua Lucas | November 9th This past year has brought you much growth through challenges and changes. Your ability to smile through it all is so encouraging. We are so proud of you and love that we get to spend life together! Happy birthday JJ! Love, Mom and Steve

Happy 35th, Robert! 2020 is looking really good, isn’t it?!! You are an inspiration & we are all blessed to have you in our lives.

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(17 yrs and younger). Anyone can submit, anyone can win. Rotary wants to recognize area residents who have donated their time toward either a specific community project or who continue to aid the community on an ongoing basis. Selection will be based on the nominee’s effort in going above and beyond in serving the community, and their dedication to improve the quality of life within the Carbon Valley area. Winning nominees will be honored at Rotary’s 12th Annual Community Heroes Awards Breakfast 7am – 8:30 am Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at United Power Building, 9586 E. I-25 Frontage Road, Frederick. There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be submitted because there is no limit to the amount of good that is performed every day. Deadline to submit nominations is December 14, 2019. Nominations must be submitted on Rotary’s nomination form, one nominee per form. Nomination forms can be accessed at www. or by emailing

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assortment of scrumptious tea time treats, story time with the Sugar Plum Fairy, dancing, and more. In addition, every child pre-registered for this event will receive a tutu or play sword they can customize and take home. The Nutcracker Tea Party will take place at En Face Studios, located at 7073 Colorado Blvd in Frederick from 2:00-4:00 PM on Saturday, December 14th. Advance Reservations are required and cost $15 per person. Spaces are limited so register today!

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important budgeting decisions There are many other reasons to get an inspection. People use the home inspection to understand the nuances of the home. People can fall in love with a home based on the color of the walls or something else. They can be completely blind to the issues that can make that dream home a nightmare. The bottom line is, it is your responsibility to understand as many details as you can about the property you may soon call home. Home inspections allow you to be informed of all the perks and pitfalls the home has to offer. If you have any questions about buying, selling or investing in real estate please contact me. I am your hometown Realtor living and working in the Tri-town area. Jim Sutton, Keller Williams Preferred Realty 720351-0670.



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Veteran Support Day at Scheels


ome Ride the Ferris Wheel to Support Veterans! Only $1.00 per person per ride November 9, 2019 from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Scheels All Sports | 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd | Johnstown, CO All proceeds go to these Veteran support organizations:  Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Colorado Chapter 3-6  Stillwater Ranch Equine Therapy  Qualified Listeners

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Nov. Vet Chats For Veterans and Families


ualified Listeners is hosting two Vet Chat meetings in November for Veterans and Families: Tuesday, November 5th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Prairie Green Clubhouse | 7781 Mountain View Drive | Frederick, CO Come Learn What You’ve Earned! Tuesday, November 19th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Clearview Library | 720 3rd Street | Windsor, CO 15 Things Veterans Want You To Know The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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Carbon Valley Academy Open House


ince 2005, Carbon Valley Academy (CVA) has provided a Core Knowledge based curriculum in a tuition-free charter school for students in grades K-8. A variety of specialized classes, such as Modern Band, Music and Art Studies, Technology, Physical Education, Mixed Media Art and Spanish enrich the educational experience at every grade level. Carbon Valley Academy invites you to our Middle School and Kindergarten Open Houses on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 – 7:00 PM! This is a great opportunity for parents who would like to know more about CVA for the 2020-2021 school year. Middle school open house will take place in the school gym. Come meet the middle school teachers and learn about our unique elective offerings. Kindergarten open house will take place in the kindergarten classrooms. Come and view kindergarten classrooms and get a tour of our school! Visit us on November 19th at: 4040 Coriolis Way, Frederick, CO 80504. For more information contact Catherine Linhardt at 303-596-6483 or email

Naturalization Ceremony


uesday, October 8, 2019 Esther DeManche, Registrar and Connie Masson, Recording/ Correspondence Secretary of the Carbon Valley Chapter NSDAR, participated in the Immigration and Naturalization Ceremony held at Twin Peaks Charter School in Longmont. Thirty new citizens came from 14 different countries including China, Ireland, Germany, Israel and others. The largest majority were from Mexico. Esther and Connie were privileged to hand out United States flags as well as bookmarks with the Preamble to the Constitution or the American’s Creed. The Twin Peaks Choir sang the Star-Spangled Banner acapella in four-part harmony. Additional Twin Peaks students led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. We were honored to be a part of this Ceremony – the third one for our new chapter. The past two ceremonies were at the Boulder Library and the headquarters in Denver at the Immigration and Naturalization Administration building. We also participated in additional ceremonies in Centennial in October. To View Photos See: www.facebook. com/CarbonValleyConsumerReport or @cvcr1999 on Instagram

Electronic Lockboxes


f you have been in the home buying or selling mode over the last few months, you may have noticed a different kind of lockbox on homes. The latest technology through SentriLock has been adopted by the Realtor Associations and MLS and is beginning to be used Realtors. Accountability and stepped up security are the main benefits for homeowners. As with the old mechanical boxes, you give your Realtor a key to put inside and set up a protocol as to what approvals are necessary for the showing. But instead of 3 simple letters or someone’s year of birth, the new technology has a much higher level of security. With the new Bluetooth enabled boxes, a Realtor with the app on their phone, just taps a button on the box and enters their PIN on their phone and the box opens. No more concern about someone seeing the code or fumbling around in the cold or poor lighting. The listing agent will also receive a notice when the showing begins and ends, so they can pass that information along to the seller. Your Realtor can generate one time codes for use by inspectors, appraiser or others authorized to get into the home. Since the code is only good for one use, you don’t have to worry about someone coming back or giving it out. If you don’t have one of these boxes in use, ask your Realtor about getting one.

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