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Volume 51, Issue No. 6

A Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. Publication

Get Ready…Get Set…Parade

July 2012

The Park Hill 4th of July Parade is finally here – now it’s time to get out and watch By Justin Bresler Parade Organizer It’s July in Park Hill and that can only mean one thing – time for the Park Hill 4th of July Parade to begin its march down 23rd Avenue for this fun and family-friendly affair! The lineup is set and the neighborhood is ready, so the only thing left is for neighbors to come out and watch. Park Hill families (those who aren’t already marching) are invited to spread out along 23rd Avenue from Dexter to Krameria streets and watch the parade go by. The parade starts at 1:30 p.m., followed by a street fair on Kearney Street immediately afterwards. The parade has gotten larger and more festive each year and this time is no different. There are nearly 50 (!) entries, including some new participants and some old favorites. For the third year, the parade will kick off with one of the Denver Fire Department’s big rigs, followed by a Boy Scout Color Guard and then some very special guests. And then? Let’s just say there’s something for everyone. Vintage cars? Check. Pageant queens? Check! Neighborhood floats competing in our first ever float contest? CHECK! We’re also proud to welcome back our Buffalo Soldiers – Civil War re-enactors mounted on horseback in full-dress Union uniforms – along with a platoon of B-cycles and an appearance by the Cake Crumbs Cupcake Truck. And then, in what we hope will become a Park Hill Parade tradition, a huge marching band! The parade organizers have arranged for the Hastings (MN) High School Marching Band – all 80 of them – to perform in full dress uniform! The parade couldn’t happen without the support of our sponsors: GPHC, Cake Crumbs Bakery, Spinelli’s Market, Dee Ciancio Realty, Denver B-cycle, Quebec Square Family Dentistry, Denver Welcome

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The 2012 Park Hill 4th of July Parade will be a neighborhood-wide celebration, on 23rd Avenue between Dexter and Krameria streets, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Once the parade ends, show off your patriotism at the street fair on Kearney Street.

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Parental Units The Park Hill New Parents Group offers a network for kids and parents By Erin Vanderberg Editor Rob Cuthbertson and Jill McClure moved to Park Hill from Austin and found out that they were expecting their first shortly thereafter. It occurred to them that between having very few friends with children and families that lived in longdistance area codes, it might be a good idea to start networking with other parents in the neighborhood to build up their support system. But, in 2008, there were only organized parent groups in Stapleton, Lowry and Congress Park. So Jill, Chief Operating Officer for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, did what any self-respecting COO would do, she spearheaded the Park Hill New Parents Group with her husband Rob using the Meetup.com social networking platform. Nearly four years later, the group has grown to over 200 participants. Aided by Paula Marinelli, the three have created a volunteer-run group that generates a new playgroup every six to 12 months as younger participants reach a critical mass. There are currently ten playgroups. “The mama drama is at a minimum,” said Jill. “We have to have some structures in place, but we don’t want it to be overplanned or over-organized – we want it to have that organic feel.” The volunteer playgroup organizers follow a certain protocol to keep each playgroup running smoothly. Dues, down to $10 from $15 as a result of the large number of partici-

Park Hill Parent Group founders Paula, Jill and Rob.

pants, are collected to pay for web-hosting and picnics. “At first we published policies, but those scenarios rarely happened,” said Paula. “People have been very respectful.” In addition to the playgroups for neighborhood children of the same age, the Park Hill New Parents Group offers parents their own sort of playgroups: for moms, there is Mom’s Night Out, Craft Club and Book Club; for dads, there is Dad’s Night Out. The group also hosts family events like picnics, a Thanksgiving potluck and holiday parties, so families can mingle with other families outside their playgroups.

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The Meetup.com site also features a discussion forum where parents can sell their old kid stuff, pool together for nanny shares and share their recommendations with one another. Sure enough, Jill accomplished her mission to create a support network for her young family. “My very best friends in Denver are in this group,” she said. The Park Hill New Parents Group welcomes families from Park Hill, Montclair, Hilltop, Crestmoor, Mayfair and City Park. For more information, visit meetup.com/Park-Hill-New-Parents-Group.


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The Board of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., often writes letters of support or concern on issues facing the community. Recently, community frustration with the Denver Public Schools Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Community Committee meetings hosted by their Office of Community Engagement prompted the following letter. For more information on DPS’ Community Committee meetings, visit communityrelations.dpsk12.org. Dear Superintendent Boasberg and DPS Board members, I am writing this letter to express the Greater Park Hill Community’s consternation upon hearing of the DPS Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Community Committee meetings that were held between February and May 2012. GPHC is a neighborhood organization that was established more than fifty years ago. It serves as a liaison to city agencies and responds to neighborhood concerns of all kinds, including education and schools. Given that DPS has intentions that involve schools within the Park Hill neighborhood, we are dismayed that we were not contacted with details about these meetings. Communication between DPS and Park Hill seems to have been limited to certain schools. What happens to schools, however, impacts whole neighborhoods, not only families with school-age children. Additionally, changes in schools mean possible changes in property values. This affects every resident of Park Hill. Schools shape communities and we want to make certain that all Park Hill children have an equal chance at a good education in their neighborhood. We want to be aware of and better understand DPS’ plans for our schools. Please inform us directly of any and all meetings concerning Park Hill schools in a timely manner. Our hope is to work with DPS collaboratively and bring to the table the voice of many Park Hill residents who enjoy their neighborhood and want to see it grow. For all concerned, it is important the process remain transparent. Sincerely, Heather Shockey GPHC Board President

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How do you know you live in a food desert? Hint: There’s no place to buy veggies

By Aleece Raw Many of you already realize that Park Hill is a food desert, with the nearest grocery store at least one mile away from at least 33 percent of the families that live here. Our goal is to change that by creating a Park Hill Food Hub at 35th Avenue and Albion Street. When we opened The Garden restaurant in February and went looking for local fresh food, I learned that the entire supply is typically sold to Whole Foods. I’m thrilled Whole Foods supports local farmers and healthy foods. It’s simply a supply and demand problem. Lots of people are looking for local, fresh foods (it’s the number one trend according to National Restaurant Association surveys), but there aren’t a lot of people growing it here in Colorado in the middle of winter, especially within Denver and Park Hill. But this isn’t just about having fresh local veggies in the middle of winter. We want to work with amazing local partner farmers and producers to provide affordable, local food to the mix: preserved foods, pantry items, pasture-raised meat and dairy, organic seeds, starters, gardening supplies and more. Ultimately, the products sold will be chosen by you, the community we serve. By creating a food buying club, we’ll let members help decide what is grown, purchased and sold as well as get access to wholesale pricing. Add to that, support for supplemental nutrition programs and alternative work currencies and we’ll have options that make sure everyone has access to good food. My family opened our restaurant, formerly Kate’s at 35th Avenue, to provide residents of Park Hill and Denver with healthy, local, affordable and sustainable food. After four short months, we now have the opportunity to further our mission by transforming our entire block into a fresh local food hub – a place to watch fresh vegetables growing year-round, to go on a family bike ride, to rest your feet and chat with friends while admiring the golf course grounds and the charming renovated 1892 Victorian farmhouse across the street. The parking lots are being sold by the City of Denver in a sealed auction. Bids are due July 20th. GPHC wants to ensure your voice is included in the process. If you are interested in the development of a greenhouse and farmstand in Park Hill at the parking lots along 35th Avenue between Albion and Ash Streets, across from the Park Hill Golf Course, please voice your support by visiting our website at thegarden-parkhill.com/foodhub.We are also seeking passionate, smart people with relevant human and/or financial resources that can help make this concept a reality. If your heartstrings are pulling at you to learn more, please call Aleece at 303-321-5231.

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Vendors & Volunteers Needed for the 34th Annual Park Hill Home Tour Plans are in full swing for the 2012 Home Tour which will be held on September 23, 2012. We have a great mix of homes featuring original architectural detailing and footprint to contemporary renovations. The Home Tour Street Fair will be held on Forest Parkway again this year and is taking applications for vendors. 1,500 people come to the Home Tour and hundreds more just drop in at the Street Fair, so it’s a wonderful way to get your products or services out to a lot of people. For more information about the Street Fair, please contact Kate Sultan at 303-300-3332 or krsultan@comcast.net. We have plans for even more kids activities and need additional help in that area. Please contact Amy Bellman at abellman@bakerlaw.com for further information on how you can help. Volunteers: Please keep an eye out for your Save the Date emails, which will be arriving soon. To volunteer, contact Larry Sondgeroth at 720-298-5434 or larrysoldmyhome@aol.com.

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A Wonderful Creekside Park Opens in the East Colfax Neighborhood Creek Restoration Walks By Brian Hyde

When master planning began to convert Lowry and Stapleton to their current civilian uses, the restoration of Westerly Creek at both developments and in the neighborhoods of Denver and Aurora in between was shown as a centerpiece of the parks and open space network. By and large, the transformational work that was initially proposed has happened at Lowry and at Stapleton. (The delay in constructing North Westerly Creek Park at Stapleton is duly noted.) The bulk of the remaining creek restoration work

still to be done will take place between 11th Avenue, at the north end of Lowry, and 23rd Avenue, near the south end of Stapleton. On Saturday, June 23, 2012, there was finally a tangible expression of the idea of a continuous greenway corridor. Denver’s newest park, along Westerly Creek at 13th Avenue and Xenia Street, was dedicated. Because the proposed greenway corridor from Lowry to Stapleton is so heavily urbanized, progress toward extended segments of trails, open space and open stream channel will be far more complicated and deliberate than at Lowry or Stapleton. Each step counts. A lot! From 11th to Montview almost four blocks of Westerly Creek are in underground pipes and more than five blocks are in geometric and heavily rip-rapped flood control channels. There is now a stunning creekside treasure between Lowry and Stapleton. Former City Councilwoman Marcia Johnson saw the significance of the vacant field owned by Denver’s Parks and Recreation Department when one of the multiple groups of refugees who live in the neighborhood (Somali Bantus in this particular case) approached her about a place to grow vegetables. Tim Wohlgenant and Mary Alice Lee of the Trust for Public Lands understood the importance of a place for children from Burma, Burundi, Bhutan and Somalia to

play. Perhaps more importantly, they recognized the importance of having those children and their parents design their own park. When the stretch of the Westerly Creek greenway from 11th Avenue to 23rd Avenue is complete, special spots at Stapleton and at Lowry, the park at 13th and Xenia, and more creekside jewels yet to be created will each be an origin and a destination. They will accommodate big and little journeys. A man was walking on his usual route along Westerly Creek, where it has already been daylighted and where it has yet to be daylighted. A woman who was likely from Bhutan, judging from her features and clothing, was walking in the opposite direction. She put the palms and fingers of her two hands together in the classic gesture anyone in yoga class knows and bowed her head gently in his direction. “Namaste” came into his head immediately and he bowed back. That little exchange of “the divine in me honors the divine in you,” initiated by an immigrant from the Himalayas, was perhaps the single greatest gift from all of his travels along Westerly Creek. An expert in floodplain management, Brian Hyde leads a regular Creek Restoration Walk. To join, email westerly_connect_brian@ comcast.net or call 720-939-6039.

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Summer Violence Leads to Community Meetings, Heightened Patrols in Park Hill By Erin Vanderberg Editor As the thermometer rose into the 90s over the months of May and June, so did the tension on the streets. The violence came to a critical mass on June 24, when District 2 police officer Celena Hollis suffered a fatal shot to the head while trying to break up a fight after a City Park Jazz concert. The first event to spur concern in Park Hill took place May 22, on the 2800 block of Fairfax, when a woman attempting to break up an armed scuffle was shot in the arm around 7 p.m. Days later, on May 25, four men were shot in the early afternoon at the intersection of Bruce Randolph and York in the Cole neighborhood. Two of the men, 21-year-old Justin O’Donnell and 30-year-old Deon Rudd, were killed in the incident. On the same weekend of the City Park shooting, there were two incidents of gun violence at 33rd and Hudson around 8 p.m. on June 23 and around 5 p.m. on June 24. In the case of the Fairfax shooting, three young men were arrested on charges related to the incident. Two of the young men were arrested and charged on four counts of attempted murder and the other young man was arrested for attempting to influence a public official. The Denver Police Department Gang Bureau, assisted by Detective Alan Breneman, handled the case with the support of District Two personnel. In addition, community meetings were held through the GPHC involving the Fairfax business community and also through Senator Mike Johnston’s office that included the Mayor’s office, Prodigal Son Initiative and other community activists. As a result of these incidents, District Two officers have been conducting foot patrols, extra vehicle patrols and bicycle patrols in the area, and are also engaged in addressing many quality of life issues in Northeast Park Hill. The District Two Narcotics Team under Sergeant Mark Fall and Street Crime Arrest Team under Sergeants Marco Martinez and Chet Neal have already conducted some operations in the area. District Two now has the temporary services of Crime Analyst Danielle Trujillo, who is tasked with crime mapping the district, with an emphasis on crime prevention. To report non-emergency incidents to the Denver Police District Two office, call 720-913-2000. To receive notifications from District Two, sign up for their email notification service at eepurl.com/myFOf, or “like” District Two on Facebook at facebook.com/DenverPoliceDistrict2.

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The Art of the People A new book and a DPL art exhibit highlight the murals of Colorado By Erin Vanderberg Editor

The Murals of Colorado Walls that Speak Mary Motian-Meadows Georgia Garnsey

In 1881, Allen Tupper True was born to a mercantile family in Colorado Springs, whose frequent dealings with Native Americans heavily influenced the subject matter of the young artist’s work. “Part of his passion was to show Native Americans as an amazing race of proud people instead of the way they had often been portrayed in the press at that time – as violent and inferior,” said Georgia Garnsey, Park Hill resident and co-author of a new book, The Murals of Colorado: Walls That Speak, written with art historian Mary Motian-Meadows. Stories like True’s and the resulting treasure hunt to chronicle Colorado’s murals – from the turn of the 20th century, through the City Beautiful movement, the Works Progress Administration, the Chicano movement and up to contemporary murals – are what finally convinced Georgia to collaborate with Mary, who had been collecting notes and artists interviews on Colorado’s muralists for over 30 years. The two women met through a project sponsored by former Park Hill resident, Kay Miller, to bring murals to the Aurora Arts District. “It took Mary a year to talk me into it and I finally got hooked” said Georgia. “It was fun working to discover murals and finding some that had been lost. We almost bit off more than we could chew, but we did do it.” Georgia and Mary launched the release of their book with a mural exhibit at the Denver Public Library, Walls That Speak. The show represents historical murals as well as featuring the work of contemporary muralists Georgia Garnsey See Murals of Colorado on Pg. 10

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INTERVIEW

Mike Johnston Back in the District

Park Hill’s State Senator discusses his recent efforts to counter violence in the district, the 2012 legislative session and his campaign for reelection with the GPHN Violence in the District

S e n a tor Johnston hosted two meetings this June with the Mayor’s office, the Prodigal Son Initiative, and other community activists to address the May shootings at 28th & Fairfax and Bruce Randolph & York. Out of those meetings came a plan to create a master calendar of free, youth-friendly events designed to get kids directed at positive activities, while playing

to the community’s strengths and building bridges between organizations. With the goal of completion by July 4, the committee is working to identify scheduled events and get the message out to kids. [Editor’s Note: As soon as it’s available, we’ll provide a link to the calendar on all GPHN online platforms.]

tify K-3 students who read below grade level and to work with their parents to provide extra reading support before the students reach fourth grade. Contributed Photo/Mike Johnston The other, dubbed the District 33 State Senator since 2009, Mike Johnston is currently running unopposed for reelection. ASSET bill, would Reelection Campaign have created a third tuition tier Failed to Vote” status, whereby for undocumented college stu- state election officials are not Johnston, a Democrat, is dents. Though the bill was killed required to send a ballot to votin a House committee, Senator ers who missed the last general currently running unopposed Johnston continued to support election, was also killed in com- for reelection. “I don’t spend a this effort over the month of mittee. Visit denvervotes.org for lot of money on campaigns,” he said. “I’d rather spend that monJune, as a proponent of Metro more information. State College of Denver’s deciJohnston predicts that the ey keeping the community office sion to offer discounted tuition 2012 election will generate a open to constituents.” rates to undocumented students Democrat-controlled House. For more information on Senator regardless of the bill’s status. “Ideology is not what people Michael Johnston, visit mikejohnJohnston also wants his want,” he said. “They want probston.org. Senator Johnston can be constituents to be aware that his lem-solving.” reached at 303-866-4864. effort to remove the “Inactive –

2012 Legislative Session Johnston cosponsored two pieces of education legislation this session. The READ Act, signed into law in May, created the Early Literacy Grant Program to provide funding for literacy assessments and interventions. The bill also established a process for districts to iden-

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Guitar Hero By Erin Vanderberg Editor

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Jen Pastalo Dacpano and Nicole Severson of Urban Guitar Revolution.

About five years ago, Jen Pastalo Dacpano got the urge to learn guitar. But, unlike many of us who experience a similar urge in a wave that then recedes, Jen was hell-bent. No matter that the school psychologist, wife of Satchel’s owner Andrew Casalini and mother of 4 was nursing her youngest at the time. She simply rose before dawn and practiced until the kids woke. “They say it’s not the years that you practice, it’s the hours you put in,” said Jen. “I was a woman obsessed.” In 2009, after 18 months of learning guitar, she approached the principal at the Odyssey School, where her kids went to school, about teaching an afterschool group guitar class. She had also been leading a guitar club at her workplace, East High School. Because both were so popular, Jen was compelled to start a business, City Strings Guitar. “As a school psychologist, I’ve always been in

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classrooms trying to build cooperative learning communities,” said Jen. “I think it’s so much more powerful when music is involved.” Three years later, and under the new name Urban Guitar Revolution, the program is in ten schools, has five teachers and has served almost 200 kids. It’s important to Jen that the class be affordable. Right now, the classes are $13.50 and scholarships are offered. In late June, Jen and her partner Nicole Severson, launched a Kickstarter.com crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fund the publication of their unique curriculum, which combines guitar instruction with cooperative games. “Our curriculum allows kids to get to know each other and feel like a community, creating a more cohesive class,” says Jen. “For me, the most exciting thing about our program is seeing students support one another.” Jen will go part-time at East High School next year so that she can focus on expanding Urban Guitar Revolution to more schools throughout Denver. She is also working to create a business plan modeled after Tom’s Shoes: “The concept is that for every guitar lesson you buy, you cover the cost of another person’s lesson. That is the dream, to have the higher socio-economic schools support the free- and reduced-lunch schools,” said Jen. She and Nicole also dream of one day opening the Park Hill Music School. “Imagine yellow school buses bringing kids to music school!” To donate to Urban Guitar Revolution’s Kickstarter.com campaign or learn more about the program, visit their website at citystringsguitar.com, email urbanguitarrevolution@gmail.com or call 720-341-9737. A “Kickstart Your Day Brunch” to benefit the program will be held July 22 from 10a-1p at Satchel’s on 6th (1710 E 6th Ave) featuring a youth open mic, silent auction and, of course, brunch.

Murals of Colorado Continued from page 7 like Susan Cooper, John Bonnath, Susan K. Dailey, Emanuel Martinez, Carlos Fresquez and Leo Tanguma, to name a few. The exhibit showcases the results of these two women’s dedicated research, and in the case of William Traher’s photorealistic murals, brought light to some pieces that had been crated for decades. Mary Motian-Meadows Seven years in the making, the book is full of colorful photos and stories of Colorado’s muralists. True, for example, lives on through his timeless murals at the Colorado State Capitol and erstwhile Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph building, now CenturyLink. “It tends to be an art of the people, out in the open for everyone to see and enjoy,” said Georgia. “Telling the story of Colorado’s murals is also a great way to tell the history of the state through its different eras of development.” The book is available at the Park Hill Cooperative Bookstore, Tattered Cover, the Denver Art Museum, the Brown Palace Hotel, History Colorado, and online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The mural exhibit, Walls That Speak, will continue through August 31 in the Central Library. For more information on the exhibit, visit denverlibrary.org/exhibit-wallsspeak-murals-colorado.

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|news in brief| GOCO ANNOUNCES GRANT RECIPIENTS On June 19, the Great Outdoors Colorado Board awarded $37.3 million in GOCO/Lottery funds to 42 projects throughout the state. $29.5 million was dedicated to GOCO’s special River Corridors Initiative which will fund eight river and creek projects across the state, designed to provide close-to-home recreation opportunities. Two of the projects are within the Park Hill radius: the $4.6 million Denver South Platte River Vision Implementation Project and the $3.4 Aurora Triple Creek Greenway Corridor Project. On the South Platte, the City will use GOCO funds to help remake Grant-Frontier, Overland, Vanderbilt and JohnsonHabitat Park into wilderness-in-the-city spaces. There will also be improvement made to three miles of the South Platte trail between and extending past the parks. In Aurora, on the Triple Creek Corridor, the city will be able to secure 275 acres of trail corridor that will add to and eventually link the Sand Creek Trail, the Star K Ranch/Morrison Nature Center, Aurora Sports Park, and the Sand Creek Riparian Preserve. For more information, visit goco.org.

MERCY HOUSING OPENS IN STAPLETON Also on June 19, Denver-based Mercy Housing celebrated the opening of 92 new, affordable units at Bluff Lake Apartments at 10495 E 31st Avenue in Stapleton – half of which are dedicated to families in transition as part of Denver’s Road Home initiative. For more information, visit mercyhousing.org.

FINALISTS FOR REIMAGINE PLAY SELECTED The three finalists for the Reimagine Play design competition at Denver’s City Park were selected on June 22 and will make public presentations of their concepts at a public event in late July. Chosen from eight candidates through a public and juried selection process, the chosen designs are Aecom’s Reach Up Root Down, CCDS Design Group’s Over Under Through, and Port Architecture + Urbanism/Indie Architecture’s CityLoop. For a complete description, visit denvergov.org/reimagineplay.

DMNS NOW SMITHSONIAN AFFLILIATE This June, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was accepted as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. As an Affiliate, the DMNS will have access

to Smithsonian resources, including its 136 millionobject collections, scholarships, traveling exhibitions and membership benefits, while also creating the opportunity for collaborations around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, climate change, the natural world and digital initiatives. The DMNS is one of 173 museums and educational and cultural organizations in 40 states, Panama, and Puerto Rico that hold this affiliate status. For more information, visit dmns.org.

The registration deadline for the November 6th General Election is October 9th. For more information and to register to vote, visit denvervotes.org. The deadline to file an initiative petition is August 6th. For the current status of initiatives, visit the Secretary of State’s website at sos.state.co.us.

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SPEEDY REPAIRS MADE TO MLK MONUMENT ON THE BOULEVARD The unique streetscape median planters along MLK Boulevard were constructed in the 1990s and feature original bronze plaques depicting the profile of Martin Luther King Jr. This spring, two of these planters facing Monaco Parkway were vandalized to the point of near demolition and the bronze plaques incorporated in the planters were stolen. Both the Parks Department and the local community take great pride in the MLK streetscape improvements and having this damage in such visible location created a sense of urgency for a repair. The Department moved quickly, in conjunction with the Public Art Program of the Department of Arts and Venues, to recast new bronze plaques and perform the concrete and stone work to accomplish the restoration. Denver Parks and Rec appreciates the patience of the neighbors during this process and hope that the streetscape improvements and MLK plaques continue to be a valued amenity and landmark along this public thoroughfare for years to come. The GPHC would like to express its thanks to the DPR and its affiliates for seeing the importance of moving fast on this repair.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANGELA WILLIAMS TO KICK-OFF CAMPAIGN, LEAVE FOR HARVARD State Representative District 7 Angela Williams will hold a campaign kickoff BBQ from 6-8p at Fred Thomas Park on 23rd and Syracuse at the main gazebo on July 3. The following week, she will attend the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass. For more information on Rep. Williams, visit angela4colo.com, email angelawilliams@gmail.com or call 303866-2609.

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Starting June 30, the Denver Animal Shelter expanded its low cost dog and cat vaccination and license clinics to include weekly Saturday clinics from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The shelter will continue to offer Wednesday clinics from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for dogs only. Clinics are held at the DAS at 1241 W. Bayaud Avenue and include rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations and a one- or three-year license for $35 or $55 depending on license. For more information, visit denveranimalshelter.org.

FREE COMPOST CLASSES Denver Urban Gardens offers free two-hour composting classes through October at the Gove Community Garden at 13th and Colorado. For more information, visit dug.org/compost or call 720-865-6810.

NEW DENVER BIKE MAPS The new Denver bike map was published in time for June 27th’s Bike to work day. It is available free at all Denver Rec Centers and City Council offices, or, for a $2 shipping fee, BikeDenver will mail it to your home. For more information, visit bikedenver. org/maps.

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On the Subject of Alleys This month’s episode of StreetWise focuses on alleys. And we will start out with a call for entries for the fifth annual Park Hill Alley Art Contest. If you or someone you know has installed an intriguing piece of art in their alley, let us know and we will submit the information to our esteemed panel of judges. Criteria for entries are loose: all styles, mediums and degrees of weirdness are acceptable – save for obviously offensive graffiti or tagging. Judges will take into account not only the artistic skill involved but also the apparent intention of the property owner/artist to have fun and provide entertainment for pedestrians. Finalists in the 2012 contest will be announced in the October issue of the Greater Park Hill News, and will receive prizes from generous local merchants. Among last year’s winners were colorful garage murals by Sharon Feder behind 2224 Leyden and Diego Rodriguez behind 2372 Cherry, and an installation of tennis shoes behind the Ray family residence at 2080 Dexter. Here are a few more art installations worth including on an alley walking tour: 2645 Clermont. An eclectic (and Celtic) collection of pieces Tom O’Dwyer has constructed of stone, masonry and metal. 2619 Clermont. Duane Gall has assembled fascinating pieces, some with political messages, from every imaginable type of recycled material. 2212 Hudson. Whimsical masonry pieces and great use of old

window frames by Park Hill’s most celebrated mason, J.R. Ewing (yes, that’s his name). 2943 Glencoe. Brightly colored moon and stars painted on wood on back fence. Art in the front of the house, too, including pinwheels, wind socks and several amphibians. The entire alley between Holly and Hudson, from 22nd to Montview. More than 100 pieces behind virtually every home! Now, for some general trivia regarding alleys: An alley is a narrow lane running behind or between buildings, used for foot traffic, access to stables and garages, delivery of coal and other supplies, and emergency vehicles. Around 1950, the use of alleys, especially in the suburbs, went into decline. However, in recent years, there has been a renaissance of alleys, much of it driven by the writing of architect Andres Duany, who believes that alleys promote the integration of foot and auto traffic, and encourage neighborliness. Note the extensive use of alleys in Stapleton and Lowry as part of this trend. Oddly, Manhattan has few alleys, and they are more often referred to as mews. Other terms for “alley” include: jetty (parts of the United Kingdom), steeg (Netherlands), gang (Belgium) and gali (India). According to the City of Denver, there are four types of alleys that make up Denver’s almost 4,500 alleys: concrete (2,500), asphalt overlaid (1,400), private (365), and unimproved (less than

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Alley Art Behind 2031 Holly.

100). In 2005, then Mayor John Hickenlooper began a program to pave unimproved alleys, which at that time numbered over 1,000. The program was completed in about six years with 100-200 alleys being paved each year. To delve into the alleys of downtown Denver, visit denverinfill.com/subpages_special_topics/ alleys.htm, where you can see interesting photos and read commentary about downtown alleys, fire escapes and bridges.

To suggest a submission for the Park Hill Alley Art Contest, contact

Jack Farrar at 303-388-5204 or denverfarrar@comcast.net.

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|community announcements| GPHC Announces Oblio’s Tommy Gilhooly as GPHC Business Liaison I would like to thank the executive committee for my appointment to the board chair position of business liaison for the GPHC. I have lived in Park Hill for almost 17 years and own Oblio’s Pizzeria at 2216 Grape. The GPHC wanted someone who understands business and the history of the Park Hill community to represent the board. I have been charged with the task of creating partnerships between current local business owners and the GPHC and inspiring budding entrepreneurs with sound advice, a role in which I’m honored to serve. I can be reached at thomasg6@msn.com or 303514-5191. By Tommy Gilhooly

The first adventure project class of Project Lumina. Top row from left: Emma Dean, Samara Smith, Jade Thornton and Zoya Sarow. Bottom row from left: Estela Marmalejo-Daher and Bentley Porterfield.

Park Hill-based Project Lumina Offers Experiential Learning Adventures to Girls A new Park Hill-based nonprofit, focused on increasing self-esteem and leadership skills in girls and women throughout Colorado and the world, kicked off its first experiential learning adventure to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua this June, in partnership with HJH Libraries For All, the Barrio Planta Project and the Oliver Soils Surf School. A June 2 fundraiser at Neighbors raised $800 toward the partner organizations and supplies. These six girls will spend two weeks working on literacy efforts in the town, while also taking time out to learn to surf and explore the coast. For more information, visit projectlumina.org.

Another Success Story from Project Greer Street Project Greer Street, featured in the June issue, continues to see success stories emerge from its educational enrichment program for African-American males at East High School. Member Anthony Sanford, a junior, was se-

Contributed Photo/Jennifer Maddox

lected for the Pre-College Program at Emory University in Atlanta and the Business and Leadership Program at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For more information on the program, email projectgreerstreet@gmail.com.

Reading Volunteers Needed Reading Volunteers needed for the academic year of 2012-13 to work with students in grades K-8 who attend the Odyssey School or Venture Prep Middle School. Volunteers read with one or more students once a week. If interested, please contact Julie at 303-589-1336 or jnwielga@msn.com.

District Two Promotes Neighborhood Watch While Neighborhood Watch has been active in Denver for several decades, this program can trace its roots back to the days of colonial settlements, when night watchmen patrolled the streets. The modern version of Neighborhood Watch was developed in the 1970’s in response to requests from sheriffs and police chiefs who were looking for a crime prevention program that would involve citizens and address an increasing number of burglaries. Neighborhood Watch counts on citizens to organize themselves and work with law enforcement to keep a trained eye and ear on their communities, while demonstrating their presence at all times of day and night. Neighborhood Watch participants do not ‘patrol’ their streets, but they do re-

main vigilant to activity on and around their block and notify police of suspicious and criminal incidents, providing detailed descriptions and information which dramatically helps to successfully address criminal behavior. Neighborhood Watch works because it reduces opportunities for crime to occur, it does not rely on altering or changing the criminal’s behavior or motivation. Please consider participating in Neighborhood Watch. The crime reduction and safety benefits your block will receive due to your and your neighbors’ participation cannot be stressed enough. Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. For more information, or to arrange for training, please contact Technician Amy Esten, amy.esten@denvergov.org or 720-913-1095 or Sergeant Eric Knutson, eric. knutson@denvergov.org or 720-913-1066. The District Two police station is located at 3921 N Holly St.

GPHC Farmers Market Postponed, Vendors Wanted for 2013 On Saturday, June 2nd, the GPHC kicked off a Farmers Market at 28th and Fairfax in the parking lot of the new Cake Crumbs commissary. Four vendors turned out initially: Aikopops sold popsicles, Allegra’s Pizza sold pizza, Barley Pups sold dog treats, and Royal Crest Dairy sold dairy goods and other beverages. Because, over the course of two Saturdays, there were less than 10 patrons, the vendors and GPHC came to an agreement on the morning of the third market, June 16th, to try again in 2013 (the GPHC offers its apologies that we were not able to get word to the few families who visited the market that day). However, plans are being made to continue the market next year. Interested vendors should contact Heather Leitch at gphc@ecentral.com or 303-388-0918.

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Park Hill Vet

Bustin’ Fat – Time To Move By Margot K. Vahrenwald, DVM Owner, Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center

Last month we opened the touchy topic of overweight pets and why those extra ounces and pounds are more than a cosmetic concern, but rather are a real threat to your pet’s longevity and health. So you’ve committed to helping your pet lose weight. Now what? Your best success will come in partnership with your veterinarian to tailor an individual plan that also includes regular weight checks to monitor losses and to help encourage success. The two parts of weight loss are calorie control and exercise – groceries in and energy expended. First, review the manufacturer’s feeding guide for your pet’s desired weight and decrease food volume to the low-end of the range. Use a real measuring cup. If feeding multiple pets, make sure that they have their own individual bowls. Also note the calories (kcals) per cup – many foods are labeled to feed all life stages and will be more nutritionally dense to meet the most demanding parts of life, growth and lactation. If feeding lower calories of the current diet does not lead to weight loss, then your veteri2216 Kearney Street (303) 861-4912 Cake-crumbs.com

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narian can recommend either an over-the-counter or prescription weight loss diet We love our pets and it truly does create a good feeling to see the positive response from giving and receiving a treat. The goal is not to eliminate treats, but to moderate the pet’s total calories. Remember, for an eleven pound cat or dog, one cubic inch of cheddar cheese equals the equivalent of a 540 calorie double cheeseburger for a human or 28% of their daily caloric needs. So use low calorie treats or pieces of kibble for treats. For dogs, and some culinarily adventurous cats, they can have low-calorie, filling fruits and veggies such as carrots, green beans, melon or apples. Next, the harder part – getting you and your pet up and moving to burn calories. If you have or you are a couch potato, then you are going to have to take the time to build up to a level of exercise that is helping to burn calories. Think of the side benefit that you might take off a few ounces or pounds as well. For a dog, start gradually increasing the length of walks or ball games, then increase the

challenge with hillier terrain or longer walks. For calm dogs and cats, you can dust off the treadmill in the basement and teach them how to walk/run; there are some good training videos on YouTube. For a fussy feline, increase play activity with Cat Dancer® or other interactive toys. A kibble dispensing toy or automated feeder can also help in rationing food volume. For both, use your house for exercise – go upstairs and call the pet to you, then go downstairs and repeat. Just getting up and moving with you will benefit you both. You can find more information on exercise and play ideas at preventpetobesity.com, catchannel.com and dogplay.com. For more information on Dr. Margot, visit parkhillvet.com.

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Your Health Hub

Big achievements in Denver healthcare By Stephen Groves Health Policy Director at The Stapleton Foundation We should all be able to get the care we need to stay healthy! Decisions about our health are too important to be left to others. By becoming more informed about the changes being discussed and getting involved in efforts to spread the word about healthcare reform, you can take part in making sure healthcare works for you and your family. Senate Bill 134 is signed into law! On May 7, 2012, Gov. Hickenlooper signed the bill creating the Hospital Payment Assistance Program. This program will help provide clear information about possible financial assistance online, at the hospital when patients are admitted, as well as on the hospital bill itself. This law also will help working people and their families

to manage the cost of their hospital care by requiring hospitals to work with low-income Coloradans by setting up reasonable payment plans. Legislature packs up…Oh wait… As state legislators prepared to end their session and return to their districts, Gov. Hickenlooper called a “Special Session,” citing a number of legislative issues that the Colorado House of Representatives failed to act on. 30 different bills, including one that would provide pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid with dental care coverage, all failed in the Colorado State House. Throughout the 2012 legislative session, many bills passed to support health and wellness in Colorado. For more information regarding these bills, visit leg.state.co.us.

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511,684 Coloradans to get rebates! Due to a provision in the Affordable Care Act, $1.3 billion dollars of misused insurance money is being returned to the consumers. In Colorado, 511,684 people will divide $26 million and can expect to receive an average of $61.68 based on which group market your insurance plan is in. For more information regarding the ACA’s medical loss ratio, visit healthcare.gov. Be well Centers opened June 4! Central Park recreation center located in Stapleton and Hiawatha Davis recreation center located in Park Hill now serve as the new sites for the be well Healthy Living Centers that provide a variety of healthy living resources. Participants will be able to visit and

take advantage of the services at be well Healthy Living Centers Free of Charge and WILL NOT be required to have a Denver Parks and Recreation Center membership. For more information, visit bewellconnect. org or call 303-468-3228. Your Health Hub is a monthly column provided by the be well Health and Wellness Initiative of the Stapleton Foundation intended to provide Park Hill residents with detailed informa-

tion on what is happening in health in the Park Hill neighborhood. The column will also attempt to clarify the various measures of the new healthcare reform laws, describing what they mean to Park Hill residents.

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|events calendar| SUNDAY, JULY 1

be well Centers at Central Park and Hiawatha Davis Rec Centers will be closed for the week. Info: bewell.org or 303-4683228. Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Denver Botanic Garden’s Ella Mullen Weckbaugh Tea House from 10a-noon. $30. Info: botanicgardens.org. Denver’s 2012 Movies in the Park Series continues weekends and Wednesdays in July. Info: denvergov.org/parksandrec, civiccenterconservancy.org or downtowndenver.com.

MONDAY, JULY 2

Science and Cultural Facilities District hosts Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Info: scfd.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 3

Fitness Pro Lewi Gault hosts Park Hill Boot Camp every weekday morning at the Smiley Middle School tennis courts at 25th and Holly at 6a. Info: lewigaultfitness.com or 303-915-2201.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

Participants in the Park Hill 4th of July Parade, including the Park Hill Family Bike Ride, will gather at the staging area at 23rd and Dexter at 12:30p. Info: parkhillparade@gmail.com or 303-918-6517. Park Hill 4th of July Parade features a float contest, an 80-piece marching band, the Denver Fire Department’s big rigs, Civil War re-enactors, pageant queens and vintage cars. Parade kicks off on the corner of 23rd and Dexter at 1:30p and continues down 23rd to Krameria, where it ends in

a Street Fair on 22nd between Jasmine and Krameria. Info: parkhillparade.org.

9a at the Emerald Greens Golf Club, 597 S Clinton. $40. Info: micahdenver.org or 303-388-4239.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

Denver Botanic Gardens hosts Tanabata Day, a Japanese traditional “star festival,” free with admission, followed by a Family Fun Night from 5:30-8:30p, $25 for a family of four. Info: botanicgardens.org.

There will be no Greater Park Hill Community meeting in the month of July. The next meeting will take place August 2, 6:30p at 2823 Fairfax. Info: 303-388-0918 or gphc@ecentral.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Cherry Creek Arts Festival continues through Sunday, featuring visual, culinary and performing arts from 2nd to 3rd avenues on the six streets between Clayton and Steele in the Cherry Creek North Shopping District. Fri & Sat, 10a-8p; Sun, 10a-6p. Info: cherryarts.org. Science and Cultural Facilities District hosts Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. Info: scfd.org.

Last day to check out the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Lizards & Snakes exhibit. Info: dmns.org.

MONDAY, JULY 9

Travel Lovers Book Club discusses Too Much Tuscan Sun by Dario Castagno at the Tattered Cover-Colfax. Info: wiladyjanes@ gmail.com.

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Bridesmaids with Land Lines at Film on the Rocks. Info: redrocksonline.com. Wednesday, July 11

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|events calendar| Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Film Society kick off 2nd Annual Sci-Fi Film Series with a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the DMNS curator of planetary science at 7p. $15. Info: dmns. org/learn/adults/sci-fi-film-series.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

Denver Film Society sponsors second of three Raise the Roof neighborhood block parties featuring music and a free film screening from 5-9p at 2510 E Colfax. Info: denverfilm.org. Note: Final party scheduled for August 9.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Temple Micah hosts Shabbat in the Park at Cheesman Park, Picnic Site #1, 11th and Franklin. Info: micahdenver.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

The NE Denver/Park Hill MS Support Group meets at the District 2 Police Station, 3921 Holly St, from 10:15a-noon. Info: llfuller53@msn.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Don’t forget about City Park Jazz every Sunday from 6-8p through August 5, with Jeff Jenkins providing this evening’s entertainment. Info: cityparkjazz.org.

MONDAY, JULY 16

Denver Garden Club meets at the Colorado Garden Club Building, 1556 Emerson at 7p. Info: Grace, 303-455-0839.

TUESDAY, JULY 17

Natalie Merchant and the Colorado Symphony play the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series. Info: botanicgardens.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Active Minds hosts lecture on the Civil War at the Washington St Community Center, 809 S Washington, at 1:30p. Info: activeminds.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Cherry Creek North’s 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale opens today at 10a and continues through July 22. Info: cherrycreeknorth.com. Colorado Symphony Orchestra plays music inspired by the artist at the Clyfford Still Museum, 6p. $32. Info: clyffordstillmuseum.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

Underwearness, Inc. hosts Drop Your Drawers & Run Wild 5K and Family Zoo Loop to benefit its mission of providing underprivileged kids with new underwear, City Park at 6:30p. Info: underwearness.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

The 86th annual National Public Parks Tennis Championships open today through July 29 at City Park and Gates Tennis Center. Info: denvergov.org/parksandrec. The Barefoot Doctor hosts CPR and AED Training from 10:30a-1p at the PHUMC, 5209 Montview. Sliding scale to $40. Info: 303-744-7676.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

Kickstart Your Day Brunch at Satchel’s on 6th (1710 E 6th Ave) features a youth open mic and silent auction to benefit the Urban Guitar Revolution’s Kickstarter campaign from 10a-1p. Info: citystringsguitar.com.

MONDAY, JULY 23

SATURDAY, JULY 28

Mayor Hancock, First Lady Mary Louise Lee and the Haynes family will help kick off the Center for African-American Health’s 2nd annual Destination Health: Walk/Run/Learn event. 7:30a at City Park. Info: caahealth.org or info@caahealth.org.

Park Hill teen Eve Golla hosts weeklong Summer Cooking Camp for kids ages 5-10 from 9a-noon. $125. Info: gollaeve@ gmail.com or 720-270-8116.

Map Fair of the West through Sunday at the Denver Central Library’s B2 Conference Center at from 9a-5p today and 10a-4p Sunday. $10. Info: mapfairofthewest.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival continues through Sunday at Sloan’s Lake Park. 10a7p today; 10a-5p Sunday. Info: cdbf.org.

Active Minds hosts lecture entitled London: Biography of a City at Tattered Cover-Colfax, 5:30p. Info: activeminds.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 29 WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

Last day of Swallow Hill’s Ukelele Sing and Strum-a-Long at the Children’s Museum, 5p. $6-8. Info: mychildsmuseum.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

Science and Cultural Facilities District hosts Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Info: scfd.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Shake your tail feathers at the Denver Zoo’s Singles Safari featuring admission, appetizers, beer & wine and interactive animal encounters at 7p. $35. Info: denverzoo.org.

Second to last City Park Jazz event of the 2012 season features Eric Gunnicson’s Wake Up Call, 6-8p. Info: cityparkjazz. org.

MONDAY, JULY 30

The Governor may live in our ‘hood, but that opens up the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion (400 E 8th Ave) to free daily summer tours through August 21. 45 minute tours begin every 15 minutes from 1-3p. Info: colorado.gov/governor/ residence.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

Ann Lincoln presents the I Dreamed I Was a Genie Show at the Park Hill Branch Library, 3-4p. Info: denverlibrary.org.

A Boutique for the Everyday Woman!

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Pizza with the Principal every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Please call if interested. All parties welcome!

Keep your neighborhood strong! Join Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. We have a variety of memberships. All memberships are tax deductible. ___ Individual or Family ($20/year) ___ Business or Sustaining ($50) ___ Sponsoring Member ($100) ___ Patron ($250) ___ Other

If these membership levels are not suitable, GPHC will gratefully accept a donation for membership dues at a level that is comfortable for you and your family.

Name: _______________________________________________ Business name:________________________________________ Address & Zip:_________________________________________ Phone:______________(work)

NOW ENROLLING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL

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|faith community| Agape Christian Church 3050 Monaco Pkwy, 303-296-2454 Bethsaida Temple Christian Center 3930 E 37th Ave, 303-388-7317 bethsaidatemple.org Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 4900 Montview Blvd, 303-355-7361 parish.blessedsacrament.net Center of Light 2300 Forest St, 720-308-9944 denver.centersoflight.org Christ the King Missionary Baptist Church 2390 Olive St, 303-355-5556 Cure d’Ars Catholic Church 3201 Dahlia St, 303-322-1119 East Denver Church of Christ 3500 Forest St, 303-322-2677 East Denver Church of God 6430 MLK Jr Blvd, 303-333-5911 Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Debreselam Medhanealem Church 5152 E 17th Ave, 303-333-4766 denvermedhanealem.org Gethsemane Trinity Temple 2586 Colorado Blvd, 303-388-2304

Good Shepherd Baptist Church 2814 Ivy St, 303-322-3369 goodshepherdbaptist.com

New Hope Baptist Church 3701 Colorado Blvd, 303-322-5200 newhopedenver.org

Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church 4821 E 38th Ave, 303-333-3325

Park Hill Congregational Church 2600 Leyden St, 303-322-9122 parkhillchurch.org

Graham Multicultural Church 33rd and Elm, 303-393-1333

Park Hill Presbyterian Church 3411 Albion St, 303-399-8312 parkhillpresbyterian.org

House of Joy Miracle Deliverance Church 3082 Leyden St, 303-388-9060 denverhouseofjoy.com

Park Hill United Methodist Church 5209 E Montview Blvd, 303-322-1867 phumc.com

King Baptist Church 3370 Ivy St, 303-388-3248 kingbaptist.org

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church 6100 Smith Road, 303-355-0353

Loving Saints Christian Fellowship Zion Senior Center, 5150 E 33rd St, 303-377-2762 Messiah Community Church,ELCA 1750 Colorado Blvd, 303-355-4471 messiahdenver.org

Solomon’s Temple Missionary Baptist 3000 Holly St, 303-377-2249 St. Thomas Episcopal Church 2205 Dexter St, 303-388-4395 saintthomasdenver.org Temple Micah 2600 Leyden St, 303-388-4239 micahdenver.org Union Baptist Church 3200 Dahlia St, 303-320-0911 Unity on the Avenue 4670 E 17th Ave, 303-322-3901 unityontheavenue.org

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 3301 Leyden St, 303-322-5983 Shorter Community A.M.E. Church 3100 Richard Allen Ct, 303-320-1712 shorterame.org

Please contact Erin Vanderberg at greaterparkhillnews@gmail.com to add or update a listing.

Ministerios Pentecostales 3888 Forest St, 720-941-8433 Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church 1980 Dahlia St, 303-355-1651 montview.org

A summer to grow Worship Sundays at 9:00 Nursery care now available.

diverse...Christ-centered...committed 6615 E 19th Ave.. New Price $329,000

2964 Akron Court $599,000 Stapleton Townhome (John Laing’s design) with tons of upgrades Virtual Tour: www.obeo.com/728675

303-929-7664

525 Jackson St $130,000 one bedroom condo

“The Real Estate People” Residents of Park Hill Since 1936

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595 S Grant St. $395,000 Cute Home West Washington Park

Coming Soon 750 Kearney St. $275,000

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Service Directory DHE Electric: Dan. Licensed & Insured. Great reviews! Low prices. Love small jobs! 100% guarantee! www.dheelectric.com. 720-276-2245.

Aeration, sod, fertilizer, power rake, mowing, rototilling, hauling, fence repair or build, sprinkler head, stump and small tree removal, weed control, shrub care, lawn mower repair. 720-327-9911

JLS Construction: Handyman work, remodeling, new construction & electrical. Call Jesse 720-621-7242.

Volunteer Help Wanted: GPH News is looking for a block worker coordinator. This is a volunteer position. Experience with spreadsheets a plus! Please email gphc@ ecentral.com

Plumbing and Sprinkler: Call “instant quote” 720-298-0880. Repair or replace: sprinkler, faucets, toilet, disposal, drain cleaning, broken pipes, etc. www.westtechplumbing. com

The Wall Rebuilder: Interior Plaster Repair. We fix cracks, holes, water damage, crumbling walls. Match or change texture. Specializing in older plaster homes. Free Estimates. Dan Pino 303-698-1057

303-459-0146 paul@high countryguitar.com

Pets In The Hood: Park Hill native specializing in customized pet care services. Includes house/pet sitting and administering meds. References upon request. To schedule a meet and greet call 303-587-8892 or email petsinthehood@gmail. com.

Landscaping/Gardening: Spend your summer enjoying your gardens rather than working in them. We will design and plan, plant, prune, rototill, weed, and maintain. Periodic maintenance agreements available. For an on-site estimate call Margerie 303-941-9432. www.citygardeningdenver. com.

Please email resume to gphc@ecentral.com

Guitar Lessons: In home 15 years experience, great with kids. Lots of local references avail.

Garage Cleaning and Organizing: Let me clean and garage your organize and/or basement just in time for spring and summer. I will throw away junk, deliver donated items to Goodwill, hang shelving, storage racks. Call Chad for a free estimate 720-425-4187 or chadkarst@yahoo.com

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HELP WANTED: GPH News is looking for an experienced sales person to sell advertising. This is a contract 1099’d position. Experience with graphic arts a plus!

Just Plumbing: Toilets, Tubs, Sinks, Showers, Drains, Water Heaters, Garbage Disposals. 303-668-2154 Park Hill Resident

Creation 101: The Law of Creation From thoughts to things. So simple even a cave man can do it. Learn how to tap the infinite, how to create miracles for a better life, to make your world a better place. Call Joseph Floss 303.321.2681

Grooming By Jennifer: Back in The Park Hill Stapleton Area. Superior Dog and Cat Grooming. 5280 Top of the Town July 2007. Call For an Appointment 720-289-7024

Handyman/Contractor: Licensed, Insured, Residential, Commercial. All Maintenance items. J&K Enterprises. 303-921-3398. No job too small.

RAY’S ELECTRICAL SERVICE: 14 Years in Park Hill. Quality work. Reasonable rates. Friendly, neat, reliable. Plenty of references. 30 years experience. Licensed and insured. 720-350-8282

GREATSCAPES: Landscape design & construction. Family owned & operated since 1982. Outdoor living spaces, xeriscaping, plants, flagstone, rock, sod, irrigation, retaining walls, millwork, arbors, pergolas, trellises, planter boxes, and much more. Outstanding references. Jeff 303-322-5613.

To list your Classified information, contact Heather Leitch at gphc@ecentral.com or 303-388-0918.

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OFFERED AT $935,000

1912 KRAMERIA ST Stunning Mediterranean on a prime block!  4 bedrooms /4.5 baths  main floor study + main floor family room  Chef’s kitchen with fabulous island  Luxurious master suite with sitting area and French doors  Gorgeous gardens

Mary 303.619.3150 TheGerwinGroup@DenverRealEstate.com

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