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Volume 51, Issue No. 9

October 2012

A Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. Publication

Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair: Another Successful Year By Roberta Locke Park Hill Home Tour Coordinator

Thanks to a perfect Colorado fall day and a great lineup of homes, we enjoyed yet another delightful Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair. We were a little more spread out than usual and it was good to see so many people on bikes. It is quite remarkable that this tradition has continued for 34 years and it’s a tribute to all of the dedicated Park Hillians who contribute in so many ways to this lively, fun community-building event. First and foremost, we pay special tribute to the seven homeowners who opened their homes to more than 1100 people: Dorothy and Gary Crow-Willard,

1980 Bellaire Street; Ann Davis, 4535 Montview Boulevard; Renee and Greg McMichael, 2380 Colorado Boulevard; Heather Lenox and Kelly Vicknair, 2664 Cherry Street; Liz and Don Rutledge, 2250 Elm Street; Nina and Mark Kuhl, 2211 Glencoe Street; and Janis and Tom Cella, 1739 Forest Parkway. We are so appreciative of your willingness to share your homes with so many and we understand what an undertaking it is to prepare for the home tour. We can’t thank you enough. We hope that the architectural rendering by Marc Applebaum you receive is a fond remembrance of this special day. Thanks to our 2012 home tour sponsors. We welcome the new sponsors as well as the sponsors who stick with us year after year: Roberta Locke,

New Courts Open at Holly Peace Mural Park

Kim Tighe, Janey McLaughlin, Nina Kuhl, Steve LaPorta, Renee McMichael and Jody West of Cherry Creek Properties LLC; Mary Gerwin and The Gerwin Group of Kentwood Company of Cherry Creek; Hart Studio LLC; GO Builders; Anastasia Williamson of Kentwood City Properties; Leah Johnson of Megastar Financial; Three Horse Design; Casa Verde Paint; HomeWrights Custom Homes; Applebaum Architects; and Native Landscaping. Thanks to all of the vendors and nonprofits who took part in the Street Fair. We had more than 60 participants who offered a vast array of products, services, artwork, and samplings of wines, oils, spices and delectable taste treats. You could get advice See Home Tour on page 4

25th Annual CROP Hunger Walk Bolsters the GPHC Food Pantry By Pauline Miles Park Hill United Methodist Church

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Kids practice futsal at opening day of the new Holly Peace Mural Park courts on Saturday, September 8. PARK HILL MOMENTS > Page 6.

GPHC Annual Meeting, NEPHC Meets at Smiley By Erin Vanderberg, Editor

In lieu of the monthly Greater Park Hill Community meeting, the GPHC is holding its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Garden restaurant at 3435 Albion. At the meeting, the GPHC Board will elect new representation for Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 and three of the six At-Large seats. Dues-paying members of the GPHC are eligible to serve on the board. Those interested in serving should contact gphc@ecentral.com or 303-388-0918. Also away from its usual location, the October

meeting of the Northeast Park Hill Coalition will take place on Thursday, October 11th in conjuction with the Be Healthy Denver project sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health at Smiley Middle School from 4-7 p.m. For more information, contact 720-837-5492. Both the GPHC and the NEPHC will return to their usual locations in November. GPHC meets every first Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at their offices at 2823 Fairfax. NEPHC meets every second Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the District 2 Police Station at 3921 Holly.

On Sunday, October 21, the 25th Annual Park Hill CROP Hunger Walk will reactivate the partnership between two lead churches, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church and Park Hill United Methodist Church, by bringing together CROP (Communities Reaching Out to People) walkers from our community to support the work of Church World Service and the GPHC Food Pantry. Founded in 1946, Church World Service (CWS) has provided interfaith opportunities through local community CROP Hunger Walks to meet the challenge of increasing access to nutritious food for hungry people around the block and around the world. Each year people in more than 2,000 communities across the U.S. join together in some 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks that are a reflection of the determination of members of faith communities, civic organizations and businesses to end the scourge of hunger and malnutrition at home and abroad. Each year, the CWS uses 75% of the funds raised by CROP Walks to provide disaster relief, emergency food supplies, refugee resettlement and self-help economic development to more than 80 countries worldwide. This year again, 25% of the proceeds of the Park Hill CROP Hunger Walk are donated to the GPHC Food Pantry on Fairfax Street to provide support for needy families in this community. In addition to the fundraising effort, many of this year’s CROP Walk participants will join in a post-walk workday to renovate the Food Pantry in an effort to make it more functional and inviting for families in need. As a result of those efforts, the GPHC Food Pantry, which suspended services this summer in order for the organization to regroup and improve services, is tentatively slated for reopening the last week in October. Over the years, this interfaith CROP Hunger Walk has involved the following area churches and a synagogue: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Center of Light, *Cure d’Ars Catholic Church, *Fireside Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), *Messiah Lutheran Church, Montclair Community United Methodist Church, *Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church,*Park Hill Congregational United Church See GPHC Food Pantry on page 8


The Passing of the Baton GPHC Chair Shockey concludes second term and Anderson begins first At the GPHC Annual Meeting – which will take place on October 4th at The Garden at 3435 Albion from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – current Chair Elect LeAnn Anderson will move into the Chair position currently occupied by Heather Shockey. Heather and LeAnn discuss how they got involved with the organization, their respective achievements and goals in the position, and what they love about Park Hill.

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What are your proudest achievements as GPHC Chair? My goal was to focus on the financials and budget, with specific attention on the newspaper and membership. Our membership records have been updated and our numbers are on the rise. The GPHC has been able to change the look and feel of the newspaper, and turn it into a revenue generator, the funds from which are reallocated to provide services to the community.

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What you love about Park Hill: I couldn’t think of one thing, so I listed many. P=People – Park Hill people are great, A=Air – Fresh Colorado air, R=Roads and Alleys – Unique history and access regarding the design, K=Kids – Hearing them laugh and play, H=Houses – Wonderful architecture, I=Ideal location – Close to downtown and the mountains, L=Longevity – Park Hill residents remain in the area for generations, L=Laughter – Amongst our friends and neighbors. I am extremely proud to say I live in Park Hill - it is the best neighborhood! LeAnn Anderson Current occupation: Department of Human Services, Manager

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4822 S Bahama Way SOLD!! Kim Tighe 720-840-9791

4858 E 19th Ave SOLD!! Roberta Locke 303-355-4492

1644 Newport St SOLD!! Kim Tighe 720-840-9791

12232 Skywalk St SOLD!! Renee McMichael Represented Buyer

2218 Elm St SOLD!! Roberta Locke 303-355-4492

241 Oneida Ct SOLD!! Ann Torgerson 303-522-5922

Board position: Chair Elect, Zoning Co-Chair Description of what you do in that position: As the Chair Elect, I’ve been involved with the day-to-day, month-to-month and yearto-year organizational happenings over the past 24 months. It did not take long for me to realize that it takes more to keep Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., running than first meets the eye. One of the strengths of the Greater Park Hill neighborhood is its size, but that can also be a weakness when it comes to engaging neighbors to “have a say” in the things that affect them.

2346 Ash St SOLD!! Roberta Locke Represented Buyer

What drew you in to the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.: The Greater Park Hill News was the first thing that drew me into the organization. Shortly after moving into the neighborhood, I answered a call for volunteers that Marge Gilbert had posted in the GPHN. I became a blockworker and the rest is history.

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What has been the highlight of your board experience: Meeting my neighbors and affecting positive change by understanding the role and power the city grants to Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs). Getting to know and work with Lyle Hansen, Bob and Susan Homiak, Geneva Goldsby, Ann Long and Roberta Locke. Defeating the Holly Liquor Store Application, which was my first experience as the zoning co-chair; we collected over 400 signatures and the applicants withdrew their application at the beginning of the hearing. This success has enabled the current redevelopment of the Holly. It was a great learning experience and it was exciting to see the power of neighbors working together.

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What you love about Park Hill: Our house, neighbors who are neighborly, the diversity and being so close to downtown. What are you eager to accomplish as GPHC Chair? I am eager to build community and strengthen our collective voice by increasing participation in the organization and community events that make Park Hill such a great place to live.

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GPHC Expresses Opposition to TIFfunded Redevelopment at 9th and Colorado The Board of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., often writes letters of support or concern on issues facing the community. At the September meeting of the GPHC, a discussion took place on Fuqua Development’s plan to apply for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) through the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) to help fund redevelopment at the former University of Colorado Hospital site at 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Should DURA support TIF funding for the site, a vote on the funding would rest with City Council. The GPHC Board of Governors wrote the following letter to City Council to express opposition for TIF funding at the 9th and Colorado site.

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RE: Tax Increment Financing for current proposed development at 9th and Colorado Boulevard by Fuqua Development, LLC. Dear Council President Mary Beth Susman and all members of Denver City Council: By a unanimous vote of a quorum at its September meeting, the Board of Governors of Greater Park Hill Community Inc. (GPHC) formally opposes Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the current proposed development at 9th and Colorado Boulevard by Fuqua Development, LLC. The GPHC Board held its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 6, at the Greater Park Hill offices at 2823 Fairfax, Denver, Colorado 80220. The meeting convened at 6:30 p.m. and adjourned at 8:00 p.m. The vote was to approve a motion for a GPHC position statement on Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Twelve Board members present, constituting a quorum, unanimously approved that GPHC would take a position of OPPOSITION to Tax Increment Financing for the project which Fuqua Development currently proposes for the site formerly occupied by the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The Greater Park Hill Community Inc. strongly opposes the use of TIF for the current plans by Fuqua Development LLC and strongly encourages City Council to vote against TIF for the current plans by Fuqua Development LLC for the redevelopment at 9th and Colorado Boulevard. Most Respectfully Submitted, Bernadette Kelly Property Use Committee Co-Chair

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Above: Kate Sultan, Street Fair coordinator and owner of Modern Bungalow, smiles between overseeing operations for the 34th Annual Park Hill Home Tour. Left: Sean Patrick Gilhooly and his dad, Tommy, GPHC Business Liaison, served their Oblio’s Pizza at the Street Fair. For more photos of the Park Hill Home Tour, go to greaterparkhill.org.

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of the wine for the wine and beer garden and the beer was donated by Tommyknocker Brewery. Ed Moore Florist created the beautiful floral arrangements you saw in the homes. Ed Moore has donated this service for the entire 34 years of the home tour! Marc Applebaum, Applebaum Architects, draws the renderings of the homes for each of the homeowners, and Mike Jacobsen, Frame of Mind, does the mattings for these renderings year after year. Robyn Fishman made her debut as the writer of the descriptions of the homes and did a wonderful job! My lovely daughter-in-law, Allison Nuanes, created and designed our full color brochure and it looks amazing! Bill Schwartz designed our poster again this year – thanks, Bill! Words cannot convey how much we appreciate these people and all they do for the Park Hill Home Tour. We will publish a complete list of the street fair vendors in our November newspaper as well as the names of all of the people who contributed to the Silent Auction. These lists were not complete at press time. Thanks to Heather Leitch who

donated her home for the after party and Spinelli’s, Cherry Tomato and Oblios Pizza who provided the food for this event. And thanks to Janina Stewart, Ron Gotlin and Wendy Keefer for distributing a couple of hundred home tour signs throughout the community. And a very special thank you to the Park Hill Home Tour Committee: Kate Sultan, Street Fair Coordinator; Stacy McDonald, Street Fair Logistics and Beer/Wine Garden; Pam and Jack Farrar, Advertising; Larry Sondgeroth, Kim Tighe and Tannan Morris, Volunteer Coordinators; Susan Barden, Paula Wales, Wendy Minor and Lynn Maedel, Silent Auction; Amy Bellman, Kids Activities. All of these people put in countless hours to help make the home tour and street fair a huge success. And thanks to the 100+ volunteers on home tour day who were hosts at homes or who helped with set and clean up. It really does take a village and I, for one, am so proud to be a part of this wonderful village! Thanks Park Hill for another great year!

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Your Inner-Kid Beckons at The Bike Depot By Bob Boyle

To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world. - Marshall W. “Major” Taylor, champion cyclist For all we know about the benefits of bicycling, one basic truth trumps them all: Bikes are FUN. After all, who doesn’t, on some level, rediscover their fun-seeking inner kid each time they get on a bike and ride? The opportunities and options to access and explore our streets and trails via bicycle are limited only by the imagination of the rider. There is a virtually unlimited range of safe and reliable options beckoning all riders. Just ask anyone among a growing number of Park Hill bicycling enthusiasts who have participated in any of the world-class cycling activities that take place on a regular basis right here in the neighborhood: the Park Hill Peloton, Viva Streets, Park Hill Family Bike Rides, Bike To School Day, Bike Depot Bicycle Rodeos, and the list goes on. The place to gear up and prepare for your next ride is, of course, Park Hill’s very own Bike Depot. As one of the leading advocates, enablers and catalysts for all things bicycling in metro Denver, the Bike Depot’s mission is to develop bicyclists through programs, education and access. Step into the Bike Depot shop and you get the immediate sense that cool things are happening in real time. There is a buzz. There is motion. There is grit. It’s that rare and exceptional retail experience, where you go in expecting first-rate customer service, and end up wanting to roll up your sleeves and get to work while you’re there. Many a Bike Depot customer ends up grabbing a wrench and a bench, and starts to fix, repair, imagine, build. That’s exactly what Bike

to reply with a simple yet powerful “It’s like anything else, you get notion that centers on community. out of it what you put into it. You “We are a small group of pas- have to take care of your bike and it’ll sionate bicycling advocates who seek take care of you. We’re here to help daily to create a place where neighbors folks with that whole idea,” said James. and friends can come together and get Need a fix, part or bike? Head to know one another better through over to the Bike Depot at 2825 Fairbikes,” said Laurie. “And hopefully fax. Now is as good a time as any to some of our customers will even pick take a cue from James, Laurie, Ryne, up a wrench and discover their child- Bill and the rest of the Bike Depot hood passion for bikes and a cool staff. With the winter months right way to give around the corner back to the – when the shop Step into the Bike commuslows down and nity while Depot shop and you get the time is right to discovering get great deals and the immediate sense – or re-disconsider volunthat cool things are covering – teer options – stop the magic of by this week and happening in real time. bicycling,” get to know your There is a buzz. There is local bike shop. she added. Bike motion. There is grit. Depot OpBob Boyle is erations a Park Hill resident Manager James Pullen is a seasoned and lifelong bicycling enthusiast who once bike veteran who is ready to troublebuilt a BMX track in his Mom’s home shoot any range of cycling solutions. garden. Contact him to share bicycling A lifelong bicycling enthusiast, James stories, adventures and opportunities via is planning a 300-mile biking and email at reboyle7@gmail.com. camping trip as a vacation getaway with his wife (and dog!). The Bike Depot is a 501(c)3 James cites the immediate gratinonprofit community bike shop that fication of getting on a well-tuned develops bicyclists through programs, bike and using manual power to education and access. The shop offers move through the city or mountain a wide range of service, new & used trail as one of his most obvious reabikes, parts, accessories and classes. sons for tuning in to all things bicyFor more information, visit cling. Yet he is quick with a reminder thebikedepot.org. for all would-be cyclists.

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The Bike Depot staff, from left, are Mark Claiborne, Morgan Matter, Stephen Allen, Laurie and Miller Hanselmann, Mike Decker, Bill Davis, Ryne Emory and James Pullen.

Depot Mechanic Bill Davis did while a member of the Bike Depot’s popular “earn-a-bike” program. Bill is now an experienced mechanic on the Bike Depot’s dedicated shop staff. When asked to describe what he appreciates most about working in the shop, his motivation is clear. “We get all kinds of people showing up here. You’d be amazed,” said Bill. “And we find a way to help every one of them out, no matter what.” Bike Depot Shop Manager Ryne Emory takes a special interest in kids and bike safety. She leads a variety of innovative youth programs for the Bike Depot. “I’m interested in showing kids, in particular, that biking is much more than an alternate means of transportation,” Ryne said. “But we like to emphasize the fact that bikes are an ideal way to get around to meet and ride with friends and neighbors.” The Time is Now. Check It Out. To underscore Ryne’s point on accessibility, there is no such thing as the “exclusive” or “average” or even “typical” Bike Depot customer. Shop customers and visitors run the gamut, from a homeless rider making his way across town and looking to fix a flat, to die-hard bicycling enthusiasts,

to local professionals preparing for a commute to the office. Take, for example, Park Hill resident and Bike Depot customer Mark Kuhl who rides his “pedelec” (hybrid pedal/electric bike) to work in Broomfield a few times each month. When asked to describe his experience as a Bike Depot customer, Mark cites his family’s passion for bikes as his primary reason for counting on the local shop for most of his cycling needs. “We’re a biking family and we appreciate the convenience and friendly, helpful staff right up the street from our home,” Mark explains. Ask Bike Depot Director Laurie Hanselmann to describe her vision for the Bike Depot and she is quick

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HOLLY PEACE MURAL PARK

On Saturday, September 8, the new Holly Peace Mural Park was opened at an event featuring a 3-on3 basketball tournament and futsal skills clinics. The park was made possible through a grant from the Piton Foundation and the support of the Prodigal Son Initiative, the Urban Land Conservancy, Soccer for Success, the Denver Foundation, the Holly Area Redevelopment Project and others. The park now features two upgraded basketball courts, a new futsal court (futsal is a small-sided form of soccer), playground equipment, sitting areas and a fresh coat of paint on the murals and outbuildings. The site will undergo more renovation in early October, when construction is scheduled to begin on the Nancy P. Anschutz Community Center. Jon Denzler/Piton Floodlight

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Letter from Venture Prep Principal Ken Burdette Hello Fellow Park Hill Neighbors:

ing as a high school. This means that the Park Hill neighborhood has a high school that is As a Park Hill community member and rigorous, high-achieving, and college-bound. the Principal at Venture Prep High School, I In May 2012, we graduated our first ever want to reach out and share my excitement Senior Class, and proudly boasted a collegeregarding the fantastic acceptance rate of 100%. things were are doing in Park Hill community; The Park Hill the Venture Prep commuyou should celebrate and nity. I take great pride in embrace this accomplishneighborhood has a leading Venture Prep as a ment with us! high school that is premier charter school in In addition to the rigorous, high-achievthe Park Hill community. accomplishments stating, and college-bound Since I moved to Park ed above, Venture Prep with Venture Prep. Hill in 2007, I have heard scholars achieved the time and time again that highest Math growth for our neighborhood simply high school in the endoes not have adequate options for sending tire state of Colorado based on 2012 TCAP our kids to middle school and high school. scores. Venture Prep also ranked in the Top 3 Well, I am proud to announce that this is no in DPS for overall growth in Reading, Writlonger the case. ing, and Math combined. On the 2012 DPS School Performance We may be small compared to other Framework, Venture Prep scored a green rat- middle schools and high schools, but what we

lack in size we supplant in academic growth. Our 430 scholars in grades 6-12 are preparing for college each and every day that they enter the doors at Venture Prep. The parents of our scholars are engaged, and thoroughly support our mission and vision. To the Park Hill community, I invite you to join us in our mission to educate our children. I will host a neighborhood gathering on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. at 2540 Holly Street for all Park Hill neighbors to come by and see firsthand the great things we are doing at Venture Prep. Please plan to stop by, speak with me directly, and ask any question that you desire. I look forward to working with you and partnering with you as we continue to promote a college-bound education for all Park Hill students. Sincerely, Ken Burdette Venture Prep Principal

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Continued from page 1 of Christ, *Park Hill United Methodist Church, St Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, St. John’s Cathedral, *St. Thomas Episcopal Church and *Temple Micah. (The star represents participation in this year’s CROP Hunger Walk).

You are cordially invited to join in walking in the Park Hill CROP Hunger Walk on October 21st. The start time and the route of the CROP Walk will be posted on street signs two weeks before the walk. If you are unable to participate in person, you are invited to make a donation by go-

ing online to cropwalk.org.

Pauline Miles can be reached at pubrelatpm@aol.com or call PHUMC, 303-322-1867; or contact Rev. Sheri Fry at fry@montview. org or call Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church at 303-355-1651.

Last year’s percentages of Park Hill students using the Free & Reduced Lunch program illustrate the hunger issue affecting our community.

Hunger in Park Hill SCHOOL NAME

STUDENT BODY

FREE LUNCH

REDUCED LUNCH

NOT % FREE AND ELIGIBLE REDUCED

Denver School of the Arts

1,051

120

32

899

14.46%

East High School

2,313

713

107

1,489

35.45%

Hallett Fundamental Academy

289

241

20

28

90.31%

Odyssey Charter Elementary School

225

53

26

146

35.11%

Park Hill School

498

133

18

347

30.32%

Smiley Middle School

246

187

18

41

83.33%

Smith Elementary School

331

314

12

4

98.49%

Stedman Elementary School

308

249

27

32

89.61%

Venture Prep

417

342

26

47

88.25%

Star Wars Reads Day By Dawn Mendel Librarian

Many parents ask how to get their children to read more. In literacy lingo this is called “Print Motivation”. Children learn best when they are actively involved in selecting what to read. By letting them take the lead on which books to read they are able to follow their interests. Often popular movies, like Star Wars, will have spin off books that are very popular with all ages of readers. Some parents are con-

cerned about the “quality” of these books, but don’t worry, I’ve found that most Star Wars books have great vocabulary. These books may even spark your child’s interest in reading some other science fiction books or nonfiction books about science. Star Wars Reads Day is a national event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at the Park Hill Branch Library and master the

art of reading on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. This event will include crafts, giveaways, and fun for the whole family. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and be part of our all ages costume contests - judging will start at 3 p.m. Find out more at kids.denverlibrary.org/fun/starwarsreads.html. The Park Hill Branch has also started a booktalking club for 4th, 5th and 6th graders called Lit Wits. Once again, letting kids pick their own books to read and talk about engages them more fully in the reading process. Lit Wits meets at 11 a.m. on October 27th.

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Park Hill the Subject of New Book: A Preview of ‘Park Hill Promise’

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In this new fixture, we highlight GPHC Blockworkers – residents who volunteer to deliver the Greater Park Hill News to their neighbors each month. There are currently 361 blockworkers delivering to 408 of the 516 residential blocks that comprise Greater Park Hill. GPHC is seeking volunteers to cover blocks that are not currently receiving the GPHN. For more information about the program, contact GPHC Blockworker Coordinator Ann Long at annklong@comcast.net.

Lee Kastberg at 36th and Eudora “Ask me why I’m bald,” reads the button Lee Kastberg has worn every March for the past three years. Why is he bald every spring? Because Lee participates in the St. Baldrick’s event where participants shave their heads to benefit the foundation’s childhood cancer research efforts. In the three years he has participated, Lee raised over $7,000 for the organization from his generous friends, colleagues and family. Like all GPHC blockworkers, Lee is community service-minded.

He received his graduate degree in Sports Medicine from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, but found his calling while working for Habitat for Humanity as an AmeriCorps volunteer. “I wanted to do something to feel good and AmeriCorps seemed like a great opportunity to do that.” When Lee started, he didn’t know a thing about construction, but he was assured that he only had to be good with people and could learn the rest. Sure enough, after nearly ten

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years with Habitat, Lee opened his own home inspection franchise, Pillar to Post, last March. He runs the business out of his North Park Hill home, which he’s lived in since 2005. Lee has delivered the GPHN since 2009. For him, it’s a way to support a newspaper he enjoys. “My wife and I feel connected to our neighbors up here, but I love the stories about what’s going on in the rest of the neighborhood,” said Lee. “It’s cool to hear what people are doing in your part of town.”

Lee Kastberg, a blockworker for GPHC, sports his pre-St. Baldrick’s, post-St. Baldrick’s and professional hairdos.

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On April 6, 1887, Eugen von Winckler, an eccentric German baron, staked original Park Hill from Colorado Boulevard to Dahlia Street between Montview Boulevard and 26th Avenue. Soon, numerous other real estate subdivisions followed in the section east of nascent City Park. Many had “Park Hill” in their name – the section referred to the gently rolling hill east of the park. Park Hill emerged in the early 20th century at the same time Denver sought to become the city beautiful. It exemplified the trend with the lush plantings along Montview Boulevard and 17th Avenue, Monaco Street, and Forest Street parkways. Their development reflected the close links Park Hill had with city hall. An intimate connection with key figures in city and state administrations has been a Park Hill constant. Park Hill Promise observes that every elected mayor of Denver since 1959 has lived in Park Hill at one time or another. While Park Hill has touted itself as the ultimate home of the upper-middleclass, it has also been where many sturdy members of the middle-class have lived. To preserve and enhance the neighborhood, residents have formed and supported civic societies. The Park Hill Improvement Association emerged in 1910, lasting into the 1990s. To assure that racial tensions and the black influx to the area east of Colorado Boulevard would produce an idyllic integrated neighborhood, local churches and homeowners created the Park Hill Action Committee in 1960. Before long, it worked closely with the Northeast Park Hill Civic Association, a group dating from 1955 for the northern and newer sections of the area. The two group merged in 1969–70 to form Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. A lengthy chapter in Park Hill Promise looks at these developments. The book next examines Park Hill schools. Park School opened in 1893 at 18th Avenue and Forest Street, the first effort to educate neighborhood children. Eventually, it grew into Park Hill School. Stedman School soon followed. A burst of new schools after World War II saw the creation of Philips, Hallett, and Smith. Within a few years, Ashley and Barrett were also considered Park Hill schools. The last was cynically opened in 1960 in the hope of keeping black children out of Park Hill School and Stedman School. Eventually, controversy about school integration resulted in Park Hill parents suing the school board, leading to a landmark case by the United States Supreme Court. An argument is made in the

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TomTorgove and PhilGoodstein (right) celebrate the release of Park Hill Promise at the 34thAnnual Park Hill HomeTour on September 23.Goodstein wrote the book, whileTorgove took the photos for it.

text that virtually all Denver Public Schools developments since the 1960s have pivoted around Park Hill – many members of the school board have had close Park Hill connections. Park Hill Promise has a treasure of fascinating information about the quirks of the neighborhood. For example, it explains why the north/south blocks were supposed to be eight to a mile whereby developers eliminated those roads for the mile between Montview Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Then there is the story of Turtle Park at 23rd Avenue and Dexter Street. For years, Conoco had wanted to build a filling station there on the land which was once a rather dilapidated cobbler’s shop. Likewise, the book relates how the Tower Theatre opened in 1949 near 22nd Avenue and Kearney Street. It was later the Crest Theatre before becoming a Korean Presbyterian church. Park Hill Promise does not shy away from controversy. This especially comes out when it turns to northern Park Hill. The book observes the stark divisions in the neighborhood, particularly to the north of Martin Luther King Boulevard. It explains how Clayton College has been very much a Park Hill institution while recalling the bowling lane which was part of Dahlia Square at 33rd Avenue and Eudora Street and the racial discrimination which was once part of the Park Hill golf course. The study agonizes over the gang warfare that besmirched Northeast Park Hill in the 1990s. Even so, it makes positive observations how much of the area has also been home to everyday people who have done their most to contribute to making Park Hill an idyllic residential neighborhood. Having grown up in Park Hill, attending Park Hill School and Smiley Junior High School, I have become Denver’s foremost historian, as evidenced by the book’s sourcing. Each chapter includes an essay on sources, often the citation is the Greater Park Hill News. Additionally, I have gone through the virtually untapped papers of the Park Hill Action Committee and the marvelous collection compiled by the late Art and Bea Branscombe, the contributing historians of Greater Park Hill News in the 1990s. I hope that the overall impact of Park Hill Promise is a superb contribution to the neighborhood, a book that everybody who appreciates Park Hill will come to nourish. Copies of Park Hill Promise are available at the Park Hill Cooperative Bookstore. Goodstein will talk about the volume and sell and sign copies at the Park Hill Branch Library on Saturday, October 6, from 11a-12:30p. He will sign copies at the Park Hill Cooperative Bookstore on Saturday, November 10, from 11a-2p.

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|news in brief| US Pro Cycling Challenge City Park Conclusion Christian VandeVelde of Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda made his way through City Park during the US Pro Cycling Challenge time trial on August 26. He finished the 9.5 mile stage in 17 minutes 35 seconds, locking in a first place finish overall.

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Pipeline Replacement Causing Concern Xcel Energy continues its partnership with Q3 Contracting to replace nearly 100 natural gas linear miles of pipeline in the metro area. However, there have been concerns throughout Park Hill, particularly in the southwest, that Xcel has not done its best to coordinate with the city – in some cases ripping up streets that have recently been paved in order to replace pipeline. Councilman Albus Brooks is encouraging neighbors to contact Xcel to register their concerns. Xcel’s Accelerated Gas Main Replacement Project can be reached at infocolorado@xcelenergy.com. Q3 also has a representative available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 303-996-3544 to discuss concerns or to answer any questions.

Denver Options is now Rocky Mountain Human Services RMHS provides preeminent care to vulnerable populations throughout the state including children with developmental delays, families working to break the cycle of poverty, adults with intellectual disabilities and veterans working to transition into productive and healthy civilian life.The organization’s new annual Handmade Market, which raised $10,000 in its first year, will return on November 17th from 10a-3p at the Anchor Center at 2550 Roslyn St. To learn more about RMHS programs or to get involved, visit rmhumanservices.org.

Progress on the East Rail Line The excavation of the East Rail Line has already moved enough dirt on the project to fill a line of dump trucks covering all of I-25 in Colorado from Raton Pass on the New Mexico border to Wyoming. RTD and Denver Transit Partners announced a series of open houses to discuss general project construction. Nearby at the Central Park Rec Center on Thursday, October 25, at 6p. For more information on the project, visit rtd-fastracks.com, denvertransitpartners.com, business.fl ydenver.com or contact joshua. solis@dtpjv.com or 303-297-5284.

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GPHC Food Pantry to Reopen After undergoing a makeover by Crop Walk volunteers on October 20, the GPHC Food Pantry is tentatively scheduled to resume services by the end of the month. For more information, visit greaterparkhill.org.

Hungry Foxes and Coyotes Roam Park Hill In late August, several mutilated cat carcasses were found in North Park Hill, prompting a police investigation. It was determined that a pair of coyotes were the culprits. Other cats have been killed in the southern parts of the neighborhood. It is recommended that house pets and their food be kept inside, particularly in the evening. The non-emergency number for the District 2 police is 720-913-2000.

Sand Creek Named Major Beneficiary of Natural Resource Damage Funding The Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership (SCRGP) will receive $4.65 million of the $10 million in settlement funds allocated from the Natural Resource Damage (NRD) lawsuit with Shell Oil Company and the U.S. Army for environmental damages dating to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and related activities. $2.6 million will be invested in the western portion at Commerce City. In Aurora, $2 million will buy land on the Sand Creek Regional Greenway and the new Triple Creek Greenway, which will link the Greenway’s current terminus near East Colfax Avenue, and the Aurora Reservoir, 14 miles southeast. The settlement announced this summer is the culmination of eight years of work by the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership. “Rarely do groups work together to reach conclusions that benefit so many,” said SCRGP Executive Director Kate Kramer about the allocation process. “The legacy of the Northeast Greenway Corridor is that working together gives future generations a gift that cannot be measured in dollars.” For more information on the Sand Creek Regional Greenway, visit sandcreekgreenway.org.

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Awards & Community Celebration November 1, 2012

There are "Unsung Heroes" - volunteers (residents, youth, employees, business, or organization leaders) and paid professionals who go well beyond their expected duties to improve the health and quality of life for their fellow neighbors, family and friends in the be well Zone. The be well Zone is comprised of the East Montclair, Northwest Aurora, Greater Park Hill, Northeast Park Hill, and Stapleton neighborhoods. Help recognize their efforts by nominating them for a be well Award! One award is given to an individual in the be well Zone that had demonstrated great leadership, dedication, and effectiveness in each of the following categories :

be well Physical Activity Leadership Award:

be well Preventative Care Leadership Award:

for improving their own physical activity habits and who has demonstrated great dedication and commitment in helping to improve the physical activity habits of their fellow residents.

for significantly raising awareness around the importance of preventive care and directly connecting residents ito preventative care screenings and resources.

be well Nutrition Leadership Award:

be well Youth Community Builder Award:

for great leadership shown in improving their own nutrition habits and who has demonstrated great dedication and commitment in helping to improve the nutritional habits of their fellow community members.

be well Community Advocate of the Year Award: for grassroots public policy advocacy, educational and/or outreach efforts that have significantly increased the knowledge of residents in order to make informed policy decisions.

for individuals between the ages of 10-17 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in promoting and advocating for health and wellness among youth in their school and community.

be well Outstanding Provider Award: for a company or organization that has taken a leadership role in moving preventive care to the forefront and played a key role in actively providing preventative care opportunities to residents.

The nomination process is simple. Complete the nomination form below and mail it to be well Awards Nomination, 7350 E. 29th Avenue, #300, Denver, CO 80238 or email it to ljoseph@stapletonfoundation.org. You can also go to www.bewellconnect.org and fill out an electronic form. Answer and attach the nomination questions below, writing a brief, passionate, compelling story about your nominee that describes something that distinguishes them as an individual dedicated to healthy communities within one of the categories listed. All submissions must be received no later than October 12, 2012, at 5pm. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Nominator Information

Nominee Information

First Name:

First Name:

Last Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Phone Number:

Mailing Address:

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City:

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State:

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Zip Code:

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Award Category (Please select only one category): Physical Activity Leadership Award

Nutrition Leadership Award

Community Advocate of the Year Award

Preventative Care Leadership Award

Youth Community Builder Award

Outstanding be well Provider Award

Please attach answers to the following questions to the nomination information above. A. Please summarize who you are in one brief paragraph. B. Please describe how this extraordinary individual has performed outstanding personal acts to promote health within one of the categories listed above in the be well Zone. Why is this person unique? C. Detail how the this person’s acts have positively impacted the be well Zone community and how their work has helped others. Explain the changes or improvements that this person was responsible for as a result of his/her work.

By sharing these "success stories" good ideas can spread across the community and make the be well Zone a healthier place for all.

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|community announcements| Farmer’s Market Supports Local Elementary Smith Renaissance School of the Arts’ Farmers Market continues through the third week of October, selling harvest fruits and vegetables from the western slope and the school’s own Zumante’s Garden. From 2:45-4p on the blacktop at Smith between 35th and 36th on Kearney. Info: 720-424-4012.

Denver Elections Judges Needed The Denver Elections Division seeks registered Denver voters to serve various temporary election judge assignments for the November 6 General Election. Applicants for the paid position must pass a background check, complete a training and be able to work all assigned dates and hours. For more information, visit denvervotes.org.

Chipotle Cultivate Festival at City Park In 1993, Steve Ells opened the first Chipotle in an old Dolly Madison bakeshop at Evans and Gilpin. Poised with its ethos of using locally-sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible, today the restaurant has become a leader in the food revolution. On October 6, the Chipotle Cultivate Festival, which kicked off its first annual event in Chicago last year, will bring together food, music and beer with thought leaders and chefs – including Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder – with the purpose of raising awareness of the impact food has on society. “Cultivate is

a great opportunity to spark some important conversations about food in a fun atmosphere,” said Chipotle spokeswoman Danielle Winslow. About 15,000 people are expected to attend the event taking place at the City Park Meadow from 10a-6p. Kids activities include planting, t-shirt making, food tastings and a farmcade. For adults, the musical headliner is Best Coast and the Brewer’s Hall will feature the best in Colorado breweries including a special brew from Avery for the occasion. For more information, visit chipotle.com/cultivate.

In Context: Park Hill Artist Jeffrey Keith The Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery will host an exhibition of artist Jeffrey Keith’s life work including drawings, sculpture, prints, paintings and photography, at 3542 Walnut St through November 18th. Both artists and gallerist are Park Hill residents. For more information on the exhibit, visit carmenwiedenhoeft. com. On November 15, Keith will deliver a lecture entitled “The Living Art of Clyfford Still: A Painter’s Perspective at the Clyfford Still Museum at 6p. Registration at clyffordstillmuseum.org.

DPS Middle & High School Expo On Tuesday, principals, teachers and students from traditional, magnet and charter schools will provide information on options within the Denver Public School system to families with children in grades ECE through 8th at the DPS Middle & High School Expo taking place from 6-8p at Infinity Park Event Center, 4400 E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale. Informa-

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tion on SchoolChoice, the DPS enrollment process, Transportation, Gifted & Talented and additional student services will also be available. For more information, visit dpsk12.org/ expo/ or call 720-423-3414.

PHFBR’s Last Ride of 2012: Hallowheels! Trick-or-treaters, young and old, don your costumes and join us for our last Park Hill Family Bike Ride of the year, Hallowheels, which leaves the Bike Depot at 4p on Saturday, October 27th! Tour Park Hill collecting treats (or tricks!) from some of our favorite spots including Eis Gelato, the library, and the pumpkin patch. There will be a very special mid-ride treat from the Cake Crumbs Cupcake Truck and we wrap it up at Oblio’s Pizza for $5 AYCE pizza! For more information, visit thebikedepot.org or call Jacqui at 303-725-7482.

Colfax Corridor Connections Seeks Public Input The Colfax Corridor Connections project is studying mobility needs and identifying transit improvements along the East Colfax corridor. Two public workshops will kick-off in October in an effort to solicit public input to help identify solutions: In Aurora, October 1 at 5:30p on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Tri-Visible Conference Room, Research Building 2; and in Denver, October 4 at 5:30p at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1555 Grant St. For more information, visit colfaxcorridorconnections.com.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

Edward Jones Announces New Financial Advisor for Park Hill Community

The financial services firm Edward Jones has hired Matt Cox as the new financial advisor for Park Hill branch office located at 2206 Kearney St, Denver, CO 80207. “We’re very proud to have Matt represent us in Park Hill ,” said Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner. “The people of this community have grown to rely on our firm for their investment needs, and I am confident Matt will continue our outstanding tradition by providing one-on-one service.” Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals -- from college savings to retirement -- and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. In January 2012, for the 13th year, Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 5 overall and No. 3 in Large Size Companies. These 13 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.

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Pet Dangers Lurking Around Your Home By Margot K. Vahrenwald, DVM Owner, Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center

Have you ever taken a look are safe for pets, but there are around your house, garden and also many that can cause issues. garage from a pet’s eye view for For an exhaustive, illustrated list, safety? We are super at baby- visit aspca.org/pet-care/poisonproofing a home when expecting control/plants/. or puppy-proofing when bringing 7. Rodenticides. Vermin home a new furry family member, control chemicals can be tasty to but it is easy to forget that there are dogs and a few curious cats. risks for pets no matter their age or 6. Pet Meds. Veterinary perceived smarts for avoiding tox- medications, such as the pain relievins around the er Rimadyl™, house. are flavored to Here’s a Keep the following numbers make them easy quick top ten on hand for poision concerns: to administer, list of dangers but for some lurking in and pets, just too ASPCA Animal Poison Control around your yummy to resist 24-Hour Hotline*: home: after the pain 10. Auto- 888-426-4435 has passed. motive prod5. Houseucts. Products PetPoison Hotline*: hold products. such as brake 800-213-6680 Like the lawn fluid and anand garden tifreeze have Rocky Mountain Poison & products, read moved down Drug Center: 800-222-1222 the labels and the list of danfollow any gers as people *These hotlines charge a one-time per in- warnings for fee but are very thorough and dedihave become cident cleaning prodcated in their information and follow-up. more conucts, making scious of risks, sure to keep lye, but do-it-yourdrain cleaner selfers still can leave products out and rust remover out of pets’ reach. where they might attract the in4. People food. While all terest of a cat or dog. people food is bad for pets, the 9. Lawn and garden prod- following foods and additives ucts. While many lawn and gar- should be avoided completely: den products are not a concern, xylitol, chocolate, grapes, raisins, make sure you review those with onions, garlic, chives, the pits of a warning label or the poison sym- stone fruits (e.g. peaches), macabol and use as directed for safety. damia nuts, yeast dough, avoca8. Plants. Many plants do, alcohol and salt.

3. OTC Meds. Over-theCounter (OTC) human medications, such as aspirin or Tylenol, can be toxic to our pets. Before administering any OTC medications to your pet directly, check with your veterinarian. 2. Insecticides. Bugs are definitely a bother, but the products used to prevent them can have disastrous effects on our pets. Insecticides containing disyston or disulfoton should be used according to their label instructions, while any pyrethrincontaining products should be kept away from cats, including some prescribed by veterinarians. 1. Prescription Drugs. Prescription human medications are too numerous to list, and all should be kept up and out of the reach of pets (and children), especially pain killers, cold medicines, anti-cancer drugs, antidepressants, vitamins, cardiac medications, nicotine patches and diet pills. Always check for any missed pills if you have a spill. Dr. Margot will be giving a presentation on the topic of Pet Dangers on Monday, November 5 at 5:30p at the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, 1301 E. Colfax Ave.

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Greenway Corridors Can Meet Multiple Goals Creek Restoration Walks By Brian Hyde

So you want to fund recreational infrastructure in a time of constrained budgets? Good luck! If a “piece” of community infrastructure is viewed as a luxury by enough taxpayers, movers & shakers, elected officials, and government staff, it will likely have great difficulty getting funded. If it addresses a problem that occurs infrequently, and/or a problem that does not seem to threaten life or limb, it will likely have great difficulty getting funded. Meeting multiple goals means that a particular component of public infrastructure can enjoy support from multiple advocates. While those multiple advocates may or may not work together, their separate support may be sufficient to persuade decisionmakers, even in the absence of meaningful collaboration. Funding may be more likely because so many constituencies are supportive. Greenways should enjoy such

broadly-based support. Here is a list of goals that a well-designed greenway corridor can meet: • Flood protection • Linkages for non-carbon consuming transportation (formerly known as “alternative transportation”) • Stormwater quality enhancement • Recreation opportunities • Connection of parks to each other and to neighborhoods • Riparian habitat (vegetation and animals) • Health improvement opportunities (physical and mental) • Educational opportunities • Aesthetic enhancement, opportunities for solitude and contemplation • Placemaking • Connection of neighborhoods within the community and connections to other nearby communities • Opportunities for acknowledging community history • Enhancement of tourism (for local and nearby residents and

on the north side of Montview for visitors from farther away) You may have your own goals Boulevard is quite high, as Aurora to add to the list. It is already a awaits FEMA’s final decision about funding for a bridge at Montview long list. Two realities are: 1. There are a number of gre- Boulevard (probably this fall). That enway corridors in Denver and sur- bridge, when completed, is likely to address at rounding comleast 2 of those munities that final 3 goals, if have individu- To view diagrams of the not the final 3. ally met one Westerly Greenway Project, Strengthening or more of the go to greaterparkhill.org. the greenway goals on the list. connection 2. Each goal from 11th Avon the list has been met by one or more greenway enue to 13th Avenue (Lowry to New Freedom Park) would do the corridors in the Denver metro area. Westerly Creek is an illustrative same. Imagine subsequently creatcase study in Greater Park Hill. It is ing connections from 13th Avenue quite straightforward to show that to Colfax (in Denver) and from the existing Westerly Creek greenway 17th Avenue to Colfax (in Aurora). segments at Lowry and at Stapleton meet all of the first 10 goals. One could debate the final 3 goals. Events are moving toward 2 or 3 of those last 3 goals being met very soon. So the debate may be short-lived. The likelihood of connecting Montview Park, on the south side of Montview Boulevard in Aurora, to the Stapleton corridor

The two major branches of Montclair Creek have been discussed previously in this column. One branch connects Fairmount Cemetery, Lowry, Park Hill and City Park (the flow path includes about 6 blocks of East Colfax). The other branch connects Cranmer Park, Crestmoor Park, Hale Parkway, Lindsley Park, National Jewish Hospital and City Park (the flow path includes 2 -3 blocks of East Colfax). Next month the potential for greenway corridor segments Montclair Creek meeting those same goals will be discussed. Brian wants your feedback at westerly_connect_brian@comcast.net.

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|events calendar| MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

First public scoping meeting of the Colfax Corridor Connection at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora from 5:30-7:30p. A second meeting will take place October 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1555 Grant, same time. Info: colfaxcorridorconnections.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Center of Light, 2300 Forest, screens “The Line” as their free conscious movie at 7:30p. Info: 720-308-9944.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Interfaith communities of Park Hill host informational meeting on Action Circles (featured in Sept. GPHN) at the Park Hill Congregational Church, 6:30p. Info: 303355-2095 ext. 103 or cummins@montview.org. 01-103_4C 2 Ways 091912.pdf 9/19/2012 9:28:02 PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

Smith Renaissance School’s Farmers Market continues Thursdays through October from 2:45-4p on the blacktop at 36th and Kearney. Info: 720-424-4012. Park Hill 4 Smiley holds first informal gathering and conversation about how the community can support Smiley Middle School in the next year and beyond, at Cake Crumbs at 6p. Info: “Park Hill 4 Smiley” on Facebook. GPHC Annual Meeting at The Garden, 3435 Albion, from 6:30-9:30p. Info: greaterparkhill.org or 303-388-0918.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

Team is an open community volunteer event at the Sand Creek Regional Greenway from 9a-noon. Info: sandcreekgreenway.org. Bluff Lake Nature Center, Denver Botanic Gardens and Butterfly Pavilion host a Fall Festival & Scavenger Hunt featuring an educational Trickor-Treat trail (for $4) from 10a-2p at the BLNC, 3400 Havana Way. Free admission. Info: blufflakenaturecenter.org or 720-708-4079. Chipotle Cultivate Festival at the Meadow at City Park from 10a-6p. Info: chipotle.com/cultivate. Phil Goodstein on Park Hill Promise at the Park Hill Branch Library from 11a12:30p. Info: 720-865-0250.

Deep Sea 3D opens at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s IMAX Theater. Info: dmns.org.

Tree planting and dedication to Al Rue at Boyd Park, corner of MLK and Colorado, at 2p. Info: penelope@zellerdistrict8.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Star Wars Reads Day at the Park Hill Branch Library. Info: kids.denverlibrary. org or 720-865-0250.

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The 15th Annual Booklovers Ball “Get a Clue” theme celebrates mysteries at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway.. From 6:30p. Tix: $150 and up. Info: dplfriends.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten’s Kick In For The Kids Kickball Tournament at the City Park fields at 23rd and Colorado. All teams of 25 welcome at $20/

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Travel Lover’s Book Club discusses Little Princes by Conor Grennan at Tattered Cover-Colfax. Info: cktanner@comcast.net.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Voter registration deadline. Visit govotecolorado.gov.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

East High School’s weeklong Goodwill Donation Drive continues. Items can be dropped in Room 100. Info: 720-423-8344.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

Mayfair Vision Clinic participates in the World Sight Day Challenge. Info: givingsight.org. Be Healthy Denver community event features info booths, food and activities at Smiley Middle School, 2540 Holly, from 4:30-7p. Info: behealthydenver.org. Note: The NEPHC will forego its regular meeting to attend.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

The Queen City AARP Chapter 995 meets at 2p at the Saint Paul Health Center, 1667 St. Paul. Entertainment and homemade cookies provided. Info: 303-333-0168. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield holds 3-day Pumpkin Festival at their 10-acre patch from 10a-5p Friday and 9a-5p Saturday and Sunday. $7 adults/$5 children. Info: botanicgardens.org.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation’s Annual Neighborhood Conference at the Webb Municipal Building from 8a-12:30p encourages the development of neighborhood organizations and provides information on city government and neighborhood concerns. Breakfast and parking provided. Info: michael.sapp@denvergov.org. Montessori School of Wash Park’s Harvest Festival from 10a-1p at 320 S. Sherman. Info: 303-722-7708. Park Hill author Diana B. Thompson reads her new book CinderSilly at The Bookies, 4315 E. Mississippi Ave., from 2-4p. Info: cindersilly.com.

DMNS’ Science Lounge “Superheroes Assemble” encourages comic book costumes, tests superpowers, debunks Spiderman and serves The Hulk cocktail from 6:30-9:30p. $10. Info: dmns.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Unity on the Avenue hosts (potluck) Supper & a Movie (“Temple Grandin”) at 4670 E. 17th Ave. Supper at 6p, movie at 7p. Love offering. Info: unityontheavenue.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

Unity on the Avenue hosts Teach Us to Pray workshop Sundays in October from 12:15-2:15p at 4670 E. 17th Ave. Info: unityontheavenue.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Visit the Jeffrey Keith exhibit at the Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, 3542 Walnut St. Info: carmenwiedenhoeft.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Venture Prep Principal Ken Burdette hosts an open house at 6p at the school, 2540 Holly. All neighbors welcome. Info: ventureprep.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

The Vocal Music Dept. at Denver School of the Arts continues its Fall Concert from 7-9:30p in the Concert Hall at DSA, 7111 Montview Blvd. $14 adults/$10 students tickets are available at dsa.dpsk12.org/performances. Info: 720-424-1713.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Cherry Creek Business Women’s Network hosts 6th Annual Outstanding Women in Business Luncheon from 11a-1p at Elway’s, 2500 E. First Ave. Info: ccbwn.org.

Center of Light’s ongoing introduction to meditation and Christian mysticism at 7:30p. Info: 720-308-9944.

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Ghosts in the Gardens digs through the history of Calvary Cemetery, which the garden was built on, at Denver Botanic Gardens. 12 and older recommended. $25. Info: botanicgardens.org.

Live Bats offers an adults-only program at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 7p. A family program follows on Saturday, noon or 2p. $15 adult/$8 child. Info: dmns.org.

SCFD Community Free Day at the DMNS. Info: dmns.org.

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Good day to visit the Park Hill Community Bookstore at 23rd and Dexter. Saturday hours: 9a-5p. Info: 303-355-8508.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

25th Annual Crop Walk winds through Park Hill, concluding at the GPHC Food Pantry. Info: PHUMC, 303-322-1867 or Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 303-355-1651. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield’s Corn Maze open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 28. Info: botanicgardens.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

Denver Startup Week kicks off. Info: denverstartupweek.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

DPS Middle & High School Expo. Info:

Want the Venture Prep experience? Call to schedule a Shadowing Day, available every Tuesday through December.

Stedman Elementary School’s Fall Festival from 6-8p. Info: 720-424-3800.

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Park Hill Family Bike Ride’s Hallowheels ride leaves the Bike Depot at 4p. Wear a costume, $5 AYCE Pizza follows. Info: thebikedepot.org or 303-725-7482. Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates Dia de Los Muertos from 5-8p. Info: botanicgardens.org.

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Weekend-long Boo at the Zoo event concludes from 9-5p. Info: denverzoo.org.

All Ages Storytime is followed by Book Babies at the Park Hill Branch Library from 10:30a. 720-865-0250.

Story Hour concludes 2012 season at the City Park Esplanade Fresh Market from 9:15-9:55a. Info: 303-725-7482.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

Boo After Dark at the Denver Zoo from 6:30-9p. Tix: $15 adults, $10 children. Info: denverzoo.org.

Plan to sample the new weekday service at The Garden this week (Tues-Thurs) at 3435 Albion. Info: 303-321-5231 or thegarden-parkhill.com.

Center of Light screens “Sun Come Up” as their free conscious movie at 7:30p. Info: 720-308-9944.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 GREATER Rev. Eugene Downing, Jr., leads New Hope

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Baptist Church’s regular Tuesday Afternoon Community Bible Study Class from 12:30-2p at 3701 Colorado. Info: 303-322-5200.

Unity on the Avenue offers ASHI Babysitting Class for ages 11-14 from 8:30a-12:30p at 4670 E. 17th Ave. $65. Info/Registration: OCTOBER 31 safety.jeanlesmeister.com 303-997-9327. C O Mor M U N I T WEDNESDAY, Y East High School’s Fall Carnival. Info: easLitWits, a book club for 4th-6th graders, at the tangels.org. Park Hill Branch Library. Info: 720-865-0250. Halloween Party & Craft at the Pauline Robinson Branch Library, 5575 E. 33rd Ave. from 4-5p. Info: 720-865-0290.

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Name: ______________________________________________ Business name:_______________________________________ Venture Prep High School is a GREEN rated school on the SPF!

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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

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Debreselam Medhanealem Church 5152 E 17th Ave, 303-333-4766 denvermedhanealem.org

Messiah Community Church,ELCA 1750 Colorado Blvd, 303-355-4471 messiahdenver.org

Gethsemane Trinity Temple 2586 Colorado Blvd, 303-388-2304

Ministerios Pentecostales 3888 Forest St, 720-941-8433

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

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church 1980 Dahlia St, 303-355-1651 montview.org

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

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

Christ the King Missionary Baptist Church 2390 Olive St, 303-355-5556

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

Cure d’Ars Catholic Church 3201 Dahlia St, 303-322-1119

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

East Denver Church of Christ 3500 Forest St, 303-322-2677 East Denver Church of God 6430 MLK Jr Blvd, 303-333-5911

King Baptist Church 3370 Ivy St, 303-388-3248 kingbaptist.org Loving Saints Christian Fellowship Zion Senior Center, 5150 E 33rd St, 303-377-2762

Park Hill Congregational Church 2600 Leyden St, 303-322-9122 parkhillchurch.org Park Hill Presbyterian Church 3411 Albion St, 303-399-8312 parkhillpresbyterian.org

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

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

Unity on the Avenue 4670 E 17th Ave, 303-322-3901 unityontheavenue.org

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

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

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Landscaping/Gardening: Do you need to finish your fall landscape project, plant bulbs, or put the beds to bed? We will do this and more. Call about design and planning for next spring. For an onsite estimate call Margerie 303-941-9432. www.citygardeningdenver. com

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                  OVER $32 million in Park Hill sales since 2001 Gerwin Group Listing Sales YTD 2012:

1912 Krameria $936,000

2057 Clermont $830,000

1623 Eudora $500,000

2290 Jasmine $360,000

4529 E. 18th $408,000

2283 Locust $425,000

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2315 Niagara $213,000

2341 Pontiac $150,000

2369 Cherry $409,000

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6025 E. 17th Ave $509,000

2060 Forest $449,000

2229 Newport $260,000

2323 Oneida $156,300

2909 Elm $275,710

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