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MAYOR RON ARAPAHOE COUNTY SHAREBACK FUNDS HELP THE VILLAGE

The preservation and enhancement of open space, parks, and our trail system is and has been an important component of quality of life in Greenwood Village. This Village amenity denotes reasons why people live, work and visit our community. Thanks to the voter approved countywide sales and use tax that was passed in November 2003 and renewed in 2011, Greenwood Village and other cities of Arapahoe County received $11 million of open space shareback funds in June to preserve open space, enhance parks, and build trail connections in our respective communities. Because funds are distributed Ron Rakowsky rrakowsky@ based on population, this year the Village greenwoodvillage.com received $255,375. Shareback funds are used 303-486-5741 to fund park, trail, and open space projects and land acquisitions. Only 10 percent of shareback funds may be used on maintenance projects. Since the program’s inception in 2004, we have received $2,176,510 which has been used to purchase four acres of land adjacent to the Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve and to help fund the improvements at Village Greens North Park and other additional improvements. In addition to shareback funds, 12 percent of the annual tax revenue is set aside for competitive grants. These grants are awarded to municipalities and special districts through a vigorous grant review process for park, trail or open space related projects or acquisitions. This year, Arapahoe County awarded nearly $2 million in grants for 16 open space, park

RAMBLE WITH RON IN JULY Have some ideas or suggestions to share about living or working in Greenwood Village? Walk and talk with Mayor Ron Rakowsky at Westlands Park, 5701 South Quebec Street, on Thursday, July 19 and at Tommy Davis Park, Swim Club Lot, 9200 East Orchard Road on Monday, July 23 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting). Registration is not required. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745. Check for updates of the monthly schedule for Ramble with Ron at www.greenwoodvillage.com.

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Left to Right: Debbie Belcik, GV Director of Parks, Trails and Recreation; Mike de Chadenedes, PTR Commmissioner; Mayor Ron Rakowsky; Nancy Sharpe, Arapahoe County Commissioner; Denise Rose, District 1 Councilmember; Susan Beckman, Arapahoe County Commissioner; Bette Todd, District 3 Councilmember; Bill Holen, Arapahoe County Commissioner; Nancy Jackson, Arapahoe County Commissioner; and Eric Ensey, GV Parks,Trails, and Open Space Analyst. and trail projects. Recipients are required to raise dollars of their own to use as a funding match. Greenwood Village received a Planning Grant for the development of a Master Plan for the Huntington-Caley Corridor, which includes 15 acres of open space and vacant land east of Yosemite Street at Caley Avenue. You can read more about the HuntingtonCaley Corridor Master Plan on page 12. Greenwood Village has received $1,504,000 in grants since 2004 which has been dedicated to Village Greens North Park, Alexander Lane Equestrian Park, Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve, Tommy Davis Park, High Line Farm Conservation Easement, and the Orchard Road Undercrossing. To learn more about the parks, trails and open space in Greenwood Village, please visit www.greenwoodvillage.com.

GET READY FOR GREENWOOD VILLAGE DAY Don’t forget to get your all access passes and parking tickets for this year’s Greenwood Village Day on Saturday, July 28 at Village Greens Park. The Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department has designed a signature event for you to create lifetime memories with your family and friends. Some of the event’s highlights include carnival rides, 25 hands-on art projects, a water park, and entertainment throughout the day. New this year will be a Zip Line and other adult activities for the young at heart.


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NOT SURE WHO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE?

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DISTRICT 1

Obtain a list of your state and national government representatives at www.arapahoevotes.com

DISTRICT 2

DISTRICT 3

DISTRICT 4

Jerry Presley

Jeff Roemer

Gary Kramer

Tom Bishop

jpresley@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4138

jroemer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4136

gkramer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4133

tbishop@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4131

Denise Rose

Leslie Schluter

Bette Todd

T.J. Gordon

drose@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4137

lschluter@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4135

btodd@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4134

tgordon@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4132

As you know, Greenwood Village Day is a very special event because of the amazing fireworks display that serves as the event’s finale. Over the past few years due to the economic downturn, we have been nevertheless fortunate to continue to host the fireworks display because of generous contributions from our business community and private donors. Without their partnership monies the fireworks would not have happened. This year, the City Council approved funding for a fireworks display at Greenwood Village Day. However, due to the Executive Order by Governor Hickenlooper and the Open Burning Ban instituted by Arapahoe County, our fireworks display is canceled. As the event draws nearer, we will wait to see if the fireworks ban is lifted, and decide whether to host the fireworks. Please watch for updates on fireworks on GVTV 8, our website and Facebook. Even without fireworks, Greenwood Village Day will be another fantastic event and we hope you and your family will join us. continued on page 4

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I-25 AND ORCHARD INTERCHANGE SIGNALS Greenwood Village has been in discussions with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to integrate 11 of CDOT traffic signals within Greenwood Village into the Village’s traffic signal system. This would be done in an effort to reduce travel time, minimize delay, and improve response time when these traffic signals malfunction. The traffic signals included in the discussion are along Belleview Avenue from Holly Street to I-25, on Orchard Road at I-25, and along Arapahoe Road from I-25 to Dayton Street.

I-25 and Orchard Road traffic signals.

City Council directed staff to pursue a phased approach of integrating the CDOT traffic signals into the Village’s traffic signal system because of additional capital and maintenance costs that would be required for the Village to take over the 11 traffic signals. For 2012, the two signals at Orchard and I-25 will be incorporated into the Village’s traffic signal system. After we implement changes and adjust the signal timing, staff will monitor this location and report back to the City Council on the outcome of the transition. We anticipate the remainder of the traffic signals will be integrated in 2013 and 2014.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRASSWORKS AT CURTIS PARK I had the honor of introducing the Rocky Mountain Brassworks concert at Curtis Park in June. More than 120 PG. 4

Mayor Rakowsky took his personal baton and ended the evening with “Stars and Stripes Forever.” people joined in the tribute to America singing the “Star Spangled Banner.” The tone of the concert continued the patriotic stance with a salute to the armed forces. Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America,” and Robert Brown Hall’s “Death or Glory,” a song that the British adopted was

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also presented. At the end of the evening, I was privileged to conduct the group in a rousing rendition of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” If you missed this year’s concert, I encourage you to watch for this event in 2013. It is truly a great family outing. GV


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Soccer Camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Village Greens Park

6 City Council Study Session 6 p.m. • City Hall Meeting 7 p.m. Mayor’s Award For Excellence In The Arts Presentation

7 Fun In The Sun 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Silo Park P&Z Commission City Hall • 7 p.m. Adult Kickball Village Greens

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Soccer Camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Village Greens Park

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9 Fun In The Sun 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Silo Park

10 Color Theory Lecture by Kevin Weckbach 7 p.m. • Free Curtis Center

11 Colorado Honor Band Concert 6 p.m. Curtis Park

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YOUR HOME COULD BE AT RISK FOR A FIRE

stainless-steel tubing) to become electrically charged. A small hole was created in the gas pipe, igniting the leak. Fortunately, the homeowner acted very quickly to turn off the gas, and a fire extinguisher was used to subdue the fire until the Fire Department arrived.

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO HAVE GAS PIPE SYSTEM CHECKED

Do you have corrugated stainlesssteel tubing in your home? Please visit www.csstsafety.com for answers to questions that you may have. We also recommend that you have your gas pipe system checked by a qualified electrician for proper grounding. For more information, please call the Community Development Department at 303-486-5783. GV

Many think of their homes as safe havens in a thunderstorm. As a recent event in Greenwood Village demonstrated, your home could become energized during a lightning storm which could cause a fire. In May, a Greenwood Village home was struck by lightening, causing the gas pipe system (corrugated

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Greenwood Village City Hall 6060 South Quebec Street Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-773-0252 Fax: 303-290-0631 After Hours Phone: 303-773-2525 (for questions or service requests outside normal business hours) E-mail: thevillage@greenwoodvillage.com Web Site: www.greenwoodvillage.com

An after-hours drop box is available by the flagpole in front of City Hall and is checked Monday through Friday. The drop box can be used to deliver customer comment cards, recreation registration and reimbursement forms, employment applications, and municipal court tickets.

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AVAILABLE ON COMCAST CABLE IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE, GVTV CHANNEL 8 IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, PROVIDING INFORMATION AND PROGRAMMING REGARDING ISSUES AND EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE AND THE DENVER REGION. FOR A LIST OF PROGRAMS AIRING ON CHANNEL 8, PLEASE REFER TO THIS SCHEDULE OR VISIT WWW.GREENWOOD VILLAGE.COM FOR A COMPLETE LISTING AND DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS.

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Metro Voices Produced by the Greater Metro Telecommunications Consortium (GMTC), the program focuses on regional issues.

The Mayor’s Show — Getting Around Greenwood Village The Mayor’s Show takes a look at how a group of people are using alternative methods of transportation to travel to and from their destinations in Greenwood Village. These methods for getting around can save time, money, and help improve the environment.

Air Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Archives of the Mayor’s Show and GV Kids, Ink!® can be seen at www.greenwoodvillage.com or on the Greenwood Village Channel on YouTube.

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Learn about emergency services and information on fire prevention provided by South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. Air Times: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

GET SOCIAL WITH GREENWOOD VILLAGE • Get breaking news about Greenwood Village • Learn about upcoming events • Ask questions • Hear about crime alerts and tips • Help the GVPD catch criminals • Watch current and past videos • Keep up with the status of neighborhood projects

Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch A powerfully fun and effective workout that will lift your spirits, strengthen your heart, muscles, and core. You’ll get a healthy dose of cardio, strength and stretch moves and finish up feeling energized for the start and end of your day. Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Do you have a comment about programming on GVTV Channel 8? Please call Melissa Gallegos, Public Information Officer, at 303-486-5749. GV

THE GREENWOOD VILLAGE RESTAURANT SHOW PREMIERES JULY 20 Watch it on GVTV 8 or The Greenwood Village Channel on YouTube.

“Follow” City of Greenwood Village on Watch The Greenwood Village Channel on For more information, please call Melissa Gallegos, Public Information Officer, at 303-486-5749 or mgallegos@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

It may seem like it can only happen in movies or narrated in your favorite non-fiction book, but what if you find yourself or your family in a life-threatening situation and you have a leading role. What would you do? Would you know how to react? Sometimes what may seem as an easy decision will be one of the most difficult to make and any wrong move could cost you. The Greenwood Village Police Department wants citizens to be prepared with critical information to know if you ever find yourself in a trying situation that puts you in the wrong place at the wrong time. Knowing proper procedures to follow will be vital to surviving any dangerous situation or confrontation.

HOW SAFE IS YOUR HOTEL OR MOTEL? CHECKING IN • Stay with your luggage until it is brought into the hotel lobby. Thieves will often take advantage of the distractions. • Be aware of people standing next to you or listening to your check-in conversation about your room number. • If you are a woman traveling alone, you might consider booking your room as Mr. and Mrs. • Don’t leave your credit card lying on the check-in counter while you complete your registration and make sure the credit card that is

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handed back to you is yours. • Do not accept a hotel room on the ground floor that has doors and windows that open to the outside. The parking garage should not have elevators taking passengers to guest floors. It should only go to the lobby. • For motels, avoid ground floor rooms off the parking lot and ask for one facing the interior courtyard.

THE ELEVATOR • Observe all passengers in elevators. • Board last and select floor buttons last. • If someone suspicious boards an elevator, exit as soon as possible.

YOUR HOTEL ROOM • Check the closets, bathrooms, and under the beds to make sure no one is hiding. • All windows and outside doors are checked to ensure they lock. • Check the lock on the adjoining door to make sure it works. • Keep the deadbolt and safety bar on at all times. • If you lose your key, ask for a new room or have the electronic key card changed. • If you receive a phone call to your room and the person states they are with the hotel and need to come to your room to repair an item, use caution. Always get the employees name and call the front desk.

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Always keep the deadbolt and safety bar on at all times. • If you use the pre-order menu that hangs on your door all night, don’t mark a first name or the number of people in the room. • Store any valuables in your in-room safe or bring luggage with locks.

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HOTEL PARKING LOT • If you valet park your car, make sure the card on your dash does not have your room number. • Always walk in numbers at night and only in well-lit areas. • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

• Park as close to an exit as possible. • When approaching a car, always have keys in hand. • Women should keep purses close to their bodies. Ask for an escort to your car or use valet service at night. For more information, please call the Greenwood Village Police Department at 303-773-2525. GV

ORDINANCE UPDATE HOTEL AND MOTEL REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS The City Council adopted Ordinance 12-12 which includes registration requirements for hotels and motels located in Greenwood Village. The law requires the hotel or motel keep a registry of all personal information on guests including name, address, type of vehicle, and vehicle registration. The records will be made available to the Greenwood Village Police Department upon request. The purpose of this ordinance is to create a business environment that eliminates or reduces crime in Greenwood Village. People who participate in criminal activity, have warrants, or drive stolen vehicles will be less likely to rent a room at a hotel or motel in Greenwood Village because of these new registration requirements. For more information, please call Chief of Police John Jackson at 303-486-8248.

The Greenwood Village Citizens’ Police Academy will begin every Thursday evening, starting on September 6, 2012, and continue through November 15, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Greenwood Village City Hall. Two Saturday sessions will be on September 22 and November 3, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An important component of community involvement and citizen outreach, the Citizens’ Police Academy provides a forum for citizens to obtain a basic understanding of Police Department operations. Each three-hour session covers a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and its role in the community to discussions and demonstrations with other specialized units: Emergency Response Team (ERT), Crisis Intervention, Traffic, Crime Prevention, Investigations and School Resource Officers. Most sessions will have hands-on activities such as fingerprinting, high-risk traffic stops, and use of lessthan-lethal weapons. During each session, citizens will be able to ask questions and interact with Police Officers and academy instructors. Academy participants will also receive a comprehensive behind the scenes tour of the Police Department, including the 9-1-1 Communications Center, and participate in a police patrol ride along. The patrol ride-along will give citizens an understanding of what an officer’s job is like during their shift in a patrol car. Upon successful completion of the Citizens’ Police Academy, each participant and their family are invited to attend the graduation ceremony and dinner. Citizens’ Academy application forms are available at the Greenwood Village Police Department, 6060 South Quebec Street or online at www.greenwoodvillage.com. Potential candidates must be at least 18years-old; have no felony convictions; and have no misdemeanor convictions within one year of application. The Police Academy is free of charge. For more information, Learn about the various services of the please call Crystal Police Department by participating in Dean, the Police Citizens’ Academy. Administrative Coordinator, at 303-486-8226 or by email at cdean@greenwoodvillage.com. GV J U LY 2 0 1 2 |

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GVPD OFFICERS IMPROVE THEIR DRIVING ON THE TRACK

POLICE OFFICER SAVES RIDER’S LIFE DUE TO SWIFT ACTIONS Every year more police officers are killed or injured on duty from traffic accidents than from any other police activity. These numbers can be greatly reduced through regular and proper training. The Greenwood Village Police Department requires every police officer to complete nine hours of driving training on an annual basis. The training consists of classroom lecture on topics related to local and state laws and regulations and driving techniques on a closed track. Police officers practice turns, backing at low and high speeds, lane changes, steering, braking, and pursuit and emergency driving.

POLICE DRIVING TRAINING PROGRAM PAYS OFF In May 2012, the GVPD Officer Driver Training Program paid off when Officer Jason DiManna was involved in a traffic stop on I-25 near Arapahoe Road. Officer DiManna assisted a motorcyclist who was

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The Greenwood Village Police Department Driving Training Program helps to reduce police vehicle accidents on the roadway. trapped against the center median due looked up and tried to stop but to his motorcycle breakdown. While crashed into the woman’s vehicle. The waiting for a tow truck, the rider momentum of the crash sent the declined to wait in the patrol car so woman’s car into the patrol car at a Officer DiManna requested the rider fast pace. to stand 10 to15 feet in front of his Officer DiManna immediately realized motorcycle. This would give the rider the motorcyclist could be struck as more clearance and reaction time to well so due to training and quick avoid being injured if another vehicle thinking, he decided to press on his crashed into the patrol car and the brakes and turn the steering wheel to rider. the right so when he was hit by the While Officer DiManna was in his woman’s car, he could avoid hitting patrol car completing the report, he the rider. noticed a black SUV in his rear-view The outcome of the accident caused mirror approaching at full speed. At non-life threatening injuries to the the very last minute, the SUV swerved female driver and Officer DiManna. around the patrol car to the next lane The distracted male driver was taken leaving the car driven by a woman to jail for not having a driver’s license behind the SUV to slam its brakes and and the motorcycle rider remained attempt to stop. Officer DiManna unharmed. then noticed another car behind the woman driven by a male driver with For more information, please call the his head down appearing to be texting Police Department at 303-773-2525. GV on his cell phone. The male driver

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BELLEVIEW AND QUEBEC STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN THIS FALL

Improvements to the intersection of Belleview Avenue and Quebec Street will begin this fall. The project will consist of widening the south leg of Quebec Street to accommodate an additional northbound lane and construct a continuous raised median from Belleview Avenue to Progress Avenue. A new detached eight-foot sidewalk will be constructed on the east side of Quebec Street that will include a 10-foot tree lawn. The median, sidewalk, landscaping and new driveway locations for the approved Kuni Lexus dealership will be incorporated into the project design. Also, a pedestrian crosswalk will be installed on the east leg of the intersection to improve pedestrian flow. Improvements to the intersection will add additional capacity and allow the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to reduce delays and improve the overall safety of the intersection. In 2010 the Village applied for federal funding to construct operational improvements to the Belleview Avenue and Quebec Street intersection. The Village was awarded federal funding for the project design, environmental clearances, and land acquisition and construction. The total cost for design and construction of the project is $1,505,000. The Village

Belleview Avenue and Quebec Street intersection anticipates receiving over $1,292,000 in federal funding and other outside funding, with the remainder of costs for the project being paid by the Village as a part of 2011 and 2012 Capital Improvement Program budgets. The design of the project is currently in the final stages awaiting clearances from (CDOT) prior to advertising for construction. All construction activity will be coordinated with Kuni Lexus to reduce the impacts to the traveling public during construction at the intersection. For more information, please call Jeremy Hanak, Public Works Manager of Traffic, at 303-708-6175. GV

Goldsmith Metropolitan District Presents the 16th Annual Summer 2012

CONCERTS AT THE CRESCENT ALL SHOWS ARE ON TUESDAYS, 7-8:30 p.m. Goldsmith Metropolitan District presents free concerts at the Crescent Amphitheater, DTC Blvd. at Belleview Ave., located east of Yia Yia’s Euro Cafe. Bring your friends, family, and a picnic dinner and enjoy nine exciting nights of fun and entertainment. The park opens at 5 p.m., and please plan to leave your pets at home. Don’t forget — there will be a designated area for all lawn chairs.

The Champions — July 24 Featuring current and former members of Funkiphino and the talented vocals of Amber Hutchings and Greg Jacyszyn, The Champions will rock you back to the ‘80s with stadium rock anthems from all of your favorite bands. Performing the music of Journey, Heart, Boston, Deep Purple, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi and many more!

Jill Carr & Funkology — July 10 Comprised of top notch musicians, hot backup singers/dancers performing all the current moves, a hip emcee, and one of the hottest DJs in town. Jill Carr is better than ever with her amazing vocals, sassy red hair, and a true ability to connect with any crowd.

Soul X — July 31 Soul X closed the series last year to rave reviews. Let’s bring them back as a crowd favorite to end the summer! Soul X is known for their current list of Top 40 music.

Boogie Machine — July 17 The ultimate ’70s disco dance party. Two fabulous femmes and two freaky studs dish out the funk. Boogie Machine pumps out the great ones from K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Chic, The Bee Gees, and Gloria Gaynor just to name a few.

Concerts are open to the public and subject to rescheduling in the event of rain. Rain dates are August 7 and 14. Free parking is available. Call 303-750-6111, ext. 136 or go to www.StarkeyEntertainment.com.

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MASTER PLAN TO DECIDE FUTURE OF 15 ACRES OF OPEN SPACE The Village was awarded a Planning Grant from Arapahoe County Open Spaces in July that will help the Village with the development of a Master Plan for the Huntington-Caley Corridor. The Huntington-Caley Corridor

consists of 15 acres of open space and vacant land east of Yosemite Street at Caley Avenue. The grant was $50,000 and requires a Village match of $5,000. The Huntington-Caley Corridor includes the site of the former Onslager and Metro Church of God properties that was purchased by the Village in 1998 and 1999. The parcels were rezoned to open space by the City Council in 2001. The study area also consists of Huntington Park and

the Caley Pond Open Space. The development of a Master Plan for the Huntington-Caley Corridor will identify recommended future improvements to the site which will be determined through public input, review by the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commission, and approval by the City Council. The Master Plan will help the Village plan the future vision and sense of place for this important open space corridor. Elements of the Master Plan process to be determined and evaluated include: • The desired use of the property (active versus passive); • Regional trail connectivity; • Preservation of the wetland corridor; • Wildlife and vegetation; • Restoration of the land; • Structural improvements; and • Protection of scenic views.

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The Master Plan process will begin in the fall of 2012 and take approximately 10 months to complete. Area residents will be notified about public meetings. For more information, please call Eric Ensey, Parks, Trails, and Open Space Analyst, at 303-486-5743. GV


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NEW DTC APARTMENTS COMING TO GV

In June, the City Council approved the Site Development Plan for a 248 residential apartment development in the Denver Technological Center (DTC) of Greenwood Village. Grand Peaks Properties will break ground on the DTC Apartments located at South Valencia Way and DTC Parkway this fall. “We would like to welcome the DTC Apartments to our community,” said Mayor Ron Rakowsky. “Once completed, the DTC Apartments will be another high quality residential apartment complex in our community that will provide a great choice for people to live in Greenwood Village.” As part of City Council approval of the Site Development Plan, the project will include 41 percent of open space with three community parks for tenants. The buildings will be three

DTC Apartments stories, except for the section along the Georgetown townhomes, which will be two stories. Evergreen trees and landscaping will also be planted along the drainageway separating Georgetown townhomes and the proposed development. In addition, grills and non-outdoor furnishings are

prohibited on balconies, and garages are prohibited from being used for storage. The DTC Apartments will have studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments available to rent with an average rent of $1,230 for a one bedroom unit, and $2,025 for three bedrooms. One-hundred and fifty one (151) garages are planned with at least 30 garages attached to ground floor units or interior hallways. Site amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, recreation room with billiards and shuffleboard, and a pet wash. For more information on the approval of the Site Development Plan, please call Tom Reiff, Long Range Transportation Planner, at 303-486-5748. For information on leasing, please call Grand Peaks Property Management at 720-889-9200, email at contact@grandpeaks.com, or visit www.grandpeaks.com. GV

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GARDEN MANIA AT SILO PARK In June, the Village, in partnership with the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Colorado Master Gardeners, hosted Garden Mania at Silo Park. The Silo Park Demonstration Vegetable Garden was the highlight of the event that attracted many adults and kids to learn about seed planting, vegetables and soils, and a worm farm. Silo Park’s Demonstration Vegetable Garden includes eight raised beds totaling 1,930 square feet. Creative plantings include a vegetable and herb “pizza garden,” a Native American “three sisters garden,” and the popular “giant pumpkin” patch. Food produced by the garden will go to a local food bank. For more information, please call Garden Mania Event Coordinator Jim Balazs, Maintenance Worker, at 303-708-6100 or by email at jbalazs@greenwoodvillage.com.

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PUBLIC WORKS DAY 2012 CREATING A LASTING IMPRESSION In support of National Public Works Week, the Village hosted its 14th Annual Public Works Day Event on Tuesday, May 22. Over 100 first grade children from Belleview Elementary School and citizens attended the event. The Public Works staff educated participants in how Public

Works contributes to the quality of life of citizens. This year’s theme “Creating a Lasting Impression” brought awareness as to how government assures that public facilities are safe, useable, clean and aesthetically pleasing for citizens who live, work, and visit Greenwood Village. For more information on Public Works Day in 2013, please call Susan Jesse, Administrative Coordinator, at 303-708-6193. GV

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The food is stunning, the dining experience is memorable! If you are ready to enjoy a most delightful meal in a quite comfortably inviting restaurant, then The Wooden Table in the Village will surely exceed your expectations. “We are a culinary driven restaurant with a bistro feel,” exclaims Jane Knauf, Co-Owner and General Manager of The Wooden Table. Whether it’s an enjoyable family dinner, a casual get-together, a business lunch, or just relaxing with friends, this restaurant has much to offer. The restaurant is becoming home not only to familiar neighborhood faces, but also repeat patrons from throughout the Metro area. Upon entering the Wooden Table, you immerse yourself in this clean, yet minimal and sophisticated setting. A black-and-white color scheme along with a series of locally photographed Colorado landscapes complement the simple yet classic charm of this restaurant. At the center of the restaurant a spacious and gleaming myrtle wood community table designed by Jeffrey Hills of Taos, New Mexico, rests on a classic vintage rug. Walnut dining tables and a single-plank Pennsylvania cherry wood bar adorn the back wall. The warmth of all the décor makes for a most pleasing setting to embrace their culinary delights.

University And Orchard Cherry Hills Marketplace 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentable restaurant.com Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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As simple, quality materials lay the foundation of the décor, simple, classically refined Italian dishes are the mainstay of this menu, created and prepared by experienced culinary chef Brett Shaheen who with his business partner Jane Knauf opened The Wooden Table in the Cherry Hills Marketplace last September. The two met years earlier, when they were both working at a prime LoDo restaurant where they refined their appreciation for the vibrant community here in the Metro area. In spite of the brief amount of time that they have been located in the Village, they have infused this community with their support in a variety of school and charitable activities. “We’re so thrilled to be in Greenwood Village and get to know

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this community better. Everyone has been very welcoming and we feel lucky to be here,” said Jane. Brett wants to give people a dining experience they enjoy and remember. All food selections are prepared from the freshest ingredients and their seasonal menu always features local produce. Brett’s culinary palate originates from different regions of the globe. He adapts these influences to balance menu creations with unexpected flavors that take you by surprise. Salads, sandwiches, pastas and dessert are offered at lunch. The Chicken Salad Sandwich contains Chicken Liver Mousse, Baby Arugula and Pickled Chilis. Another favorite sandwich, the Grinder, is filled with Prosciutto di Parma, Capicolla, Salami, Provolone, Spicy Giardinierra, and Red Wine Vinaigrette. All sandwiches include a baguette with Rosemary & Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes, and also several freshly prepared salads are also lunch-time favorites. Both the Bucatini and Ravioli dishes are kid favorites when families dine whether at lunch or dinner. The Wooden Table dinner menu begins with a sensational variety of appetizers such as the Eggplant Parmesan Rolotini and Mussels. A variety of pastas are served that include Ravioli, Tortellini, Agnolotti, Bucatini, and Gnocchi. The agnolotti is keenly prepared with sweet pea puree, accompanied by braised ham hock, ham hock jus, and diced carrots; colorful and seasoned just right. Roasted Duck Breast is served with Duck Leg Confit & Potato Hash, and Fresh Split Pea Vinaigrette. The Seared Lamb Loin entrée includes a Zucchini Goat Cheese Fritter, Chick Pea Hummus, and Spring Garlic & Mint Pesto. Locally produced 21 Day Dry Aged 2 Mile Ranch Beef Tenderloin is a choice entrée that melts in your mouth. Dessert selections include Tres Leches Cake, Seasonal Desserts, and a wonderful Chocolate Pot du Crème. The Wooden Table full bar includes a complete wine and beer selection. Brad continued on page 18


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GV CHAMBER REGISTER NOW! GOLF, GRUB, SPA AND SPLASH DAY AT THE INVERNESS HOTEL AND RESORT Join all the great folks from the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Information Management, and the Communication Technology Professionals on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the Inverness Hotel and Resort for a great day of fun any way you slice it, massage it, or tan it. The day will kick off with a barbeque luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun golf tournament start at 1 p.m., spa and pool experience for the non-golfers all afternoon and fabulous finishing 19th hole party at 6 p.m. For more information, and to register, go to gvchamber.com and click on the events tab.

SUCCESS FOR SUMMERFEST 2012

Thank you to all of you in the community who came out to support our restaurants and businesses at the Landmark Summerfest on June 9 for the official kick-off of summer. The weather was great to enjoy over 100 classic cars, 60 food, beverage, and business vendors, along with the Marines, Flight for Life, and South Metro Fire with displays for the kids. The event was sponsored by Stevinson Automotive and our friends at Clear Channel, Channel 9, and Commerce Bank. We truly appreciate all of the support and hard work they contributed to make this event a top notch success for the community.

Since 1991, the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce has served the Southeast Business Corridor through information, education, networking and advocacy. The Greenwood Village Chamber is a valuable resource in growing your business. We support and promote our member businesses and provide opportunities for growth. When you take advantage of the programs, you can: • Learn from the expertise of prominent business professionals • Use an extensive network to promote and grow your business • Share your knowledge to help others • Join forces with local leaders to promote the Southeast Corridor • Give back to the community through special programs and events • Find new and innovative ways to promote your business Visit our Web site at: ww.GVChamber.com E-mail us: admin@gvchamber.com 7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-290-9922 Fax: 303-962-4640

TARRANT TALKS HEALTHCARE Maureen Tarrant, CEO, Sky Ridge Medical Center, was June’s distinguished guest speaker at the Chamber’s monthly Town Hall Maureen Luncheon. Maureen, originally Tarrant from New York, spoke about how her continued on page 18 J U LY 2 0 1 2 |

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NEW GV ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE CORVA, LLC 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 800 720-402-3881

AMERICAN CUISINE The Delectable Egg 5336 DTC Boulevard, Suite 100 303-842-7686 ASPHALT REPAIR EQUIPMENT Heatwurx, Incorporated 5445 DTC Parkway, Penthouse 4, Suite 7 303-532-1641 AUTO RENTAL Budget Rent a Car System, Incorporated 7007 South Clinton Street (inside Sheraton Hotel) 303-708-8737 BANK Commerce Bank 8450 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 150 303-214-5493 Commerce Bancshares, Incorporated 8450 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 150 303-241-5493

CBI Equipment Finance, Incorporated 8450 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 150 303-241-5493

FINANCIAL PLANNING Colorado Financial Planning Group 5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 290 303-758-8252

OIL & GAS EQUIPMENT SALES Cameron Solutions, Incorporated 7400 East Orchard Road, Suite 3000 303-694-4777

BEAUTY SALON Salon Creations, LLC 8915 East Union Avenue 720-810-3097

FINANCIAL SERVICES CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 600 303-779-5710

PERSIAN CUISINE Little Persia 9625 East Arapahoe Road, Suite H 303-792-5000

CONSULTING 42 Infinity, LLC 6801 South Emporia Street, Suite 104 303-823-1974 US Based Techs 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 141 303-218-9981 CONVENIENCE STORE 7-Eleven Store 4690 South Yosemite Street, Suite B 720-489-2799 EDUCATION SERVICES Augustine Institute 6160 South Syracuse Way 303-937-4420

Greenstar Advisors, LLC 6000 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard 720-936-1606 HEARING DEVICES Hearing Revolution, Incorporated 5600 South Quebec Street, Suite 126-B 303-407-6810 NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS Oasis Nutrition 6810 South Dallas Way 720-318-1208 MEDICAL OFFICE Affiliated ENT Physicians 8000 Prentice Avenue, Suite D12 303-740-7760

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT The CPI Group 7400 East Orchard Road, Suite 270 303-504-9999 PSYCHOTHERAPY Lauren H. Kerstein LCSW, PC 5347 South Valentia Way, Suite 120 303-284-3603 REAL ESTATE iCore Global-Denver 7000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 301 303-339-3000

BUSINESSES UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT CHINESE CUISINE Bambu 5332 DTC Boulevard 303-220-1430

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continued from page 17 career that started in a dry cleaners evolved into the opportunity to help design, build, and become the CEO of one our area’s premier hospital and health treatment centers. Her humor-filled career story exemplified how an extraordinary work ethic, combined with an attitude that every job matters, and a natural leadership quality that brings people together was inspiring to all in attendance.

continued from page 16 and Rudy, managers at The Wooden Table infuse all of their own liquors to create tasty Signature cocktails including a Strawberry Margarita, Blueberry Mojito, and the Fresh Basil Cooler. One of Jane’s labors of love is offering a complimentary digestive cordial consisting of house made limoncello liqueur. Half price wine specials are offered with purchase of two entrees on Monday evenings.

If you haven’t attended one of our Town Hall Luncheons, you should plan to do so. They are held each month at Del Frisco’s Steak House at Orchard and I-25 in a private room. Accomplished leaders from all walks of life come to share their stories about leadership and how to make a difference. You can find out more information at gvchamber.com and click on the events tab. GV

Check out their website at www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com for monthly four course wine and beer dinner dates. These dinners feature specially paired wines and beers highlighting regions of Italy. Reservations are recommended either online or by phone. The Wooden Table is located at the corner of University and Orchard at the North end of the Cherry Hills Marketplace. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Embark upon a most enjoyable and memorable dining experience at The Wooden Table … where simple and classic food is served at its very best! GV

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SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE AT COMFORT DENTAL AMPHITHEATRE For more information on additional shows not yet scheduled or to buy tickets, please visit www.livenation.com.

CONCERT NOISE COMPLAINT LINE

(All dates and shows are subject to change.) Event Date July 8

Door/Show Time 1:15 p.m./1:30 p.m.

August 8 August 12

5:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. 6 p.m./7 p.m.

August 13 August 24 August 30 September 8 September 18

5:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m./6 p.m. 6 p.m./7 p.m. 4 p.m./5 p.m.

Headliner/Tour Genre Rockstar Energy Hard Rock Mayhem Festival KISS/Motley Crue Hard Rock KOOL Concert, Huey Lewis Classic Rock and the News, Joe Cocker Iron Maiden Hard Rock KS Classic Snoop Dogg/Ice Cube Hip-Hop Linkin Park/Incubus Hard Rock Rascal Flatts Country Rockstar Uproar Festival Hard Rock

If you have a complaint about the noise from shows conducted at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, please call the Greenwood Village Noise Complaint Line at 303-486-8275.

WATER: USE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED STAGE 1 DROUGHT IN EFFECT Stage 1 Drought Condition Guidelines • Watering only two days a week, and using a day of rain to skip watering. • Only watering the areas of your yard that are dry. For example, if shady areas look fine, only water the dry areas that get the most sun exposure. • Watering early in the morning or in the evening to avoid evaporation. • Adjusting sprinkler systems throughout the summer, starting with using less water this spring. Don’t just set your sprinkler system once and forget about it. • Watering two minutes less. Mandatory Summer Watering Rules Effective May 1 • No lawn watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. • Do not water more than three days per week (there are no assigned days for watering). • Do not waste water by allowing it to pool in gutters, streets and alleys. • Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt. • Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days. • Do not water while it is raining or during high winds. For more information, please visit www.denverwater.org. GV J U LY 2 0 1 2 |

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Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM and click on Quick Links for online registration.

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012 2-9:15 p.m • Village Greens Park Tickets and Parking Passes Available at City Hall • July 6-26

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Carnival rides, hands-on art, bungee trampolines, climbing wall, pre-school activities, inflatables, water park (bring your bathing suit) carnival games, caricature art, Fire Department, Police Department, and more…..

NEW THIS YEAR Zip line and adult art!!! Food available for purchase from 4-8 p.m.

CONCERT 8:15-9:15 p.m. • The New Classics Band Rain Date: Concert • Sunday, July 29 Gate opens at 6 p.m. • Concert begins at 7:15 p.m. A special event for the residents of Greenwood Village • 303-486-5766 Due to the Executive Order by Governor Hickenlooper and the Arapahoe County Open Burning Ban, the Greenwood Village Fireworks Display has been canceled until further notice. Stay tuned to GVTV 8, www.greenwoodvillage.com or Facebook for further developments regarding finale entertainment at Greenwood Village Day. Call the Greenwood Village Weather Line at 303-486-5770 after July 26 for Fireworks Display update.

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RECREATION ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE Days and Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7 Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Village Greens Park, 9301 East Union Avenue Age: 16 years and older Fee: $75/team

Get some exercise while reliving your playground glory days in a friendly game of kickball! Teams are coed and must have minimum of eight or a maximum of 11 players in the field. Teams may play a maximum of six men in the field, with no maximum number of female players. Teams are allowed to bat as many people as they want. All players must be at least 16-years-old. Register online at www.greenwood village.com. For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

SAVE THE DATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 Beginning at 8 a.m.

Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM and click on Quick Links for online registration.

FALL RECREATION PROGRAMS!! REGISTER ONLINE BEGINNING JULY 16 AT WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL “FUN”DAMENTALS Location: Village Greens Park, 9301 East Union Avenue Dates: September 6-27 Days and Time: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Ages: 6 to 10 years old Fee: $40/person

YOUTH SKATEBOARD CAMP Location: Carson Skate Park, 6060 South Quebec Street Dates: September 11, 18 and 25 Days and Time: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. Ages: 7 to 10 years old Fee: $30/person

YOUTH PEE WEE SOCCER Location: Silo Park, 9300 East Orchard Road Dates: September 12-26 Days and Time: Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m. Ages: 4 to 5 years old Fee: $30/person

YOUTH BASKETBALL “FUN”DAMENTALS Location: Campus Middle School, 4785 South Dayton Street Dates: September 19-October 15 Days and Time: Mondays, 6-6:45 p.m. Ages: 4 to 9 years old Fee: $40/person

GAME NIGHTS Location: Campus Middle School, 4785 South Dayton Street Dates: November 5, 12, 19 Days and Time: Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Ages: 6 to 11 years old Fee: $4/night or $10 per session For more information about youth art and recreation programs or to register call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773. J U LY 2 0 1 2 |

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Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM and click on Quick Links for online registration.

REGISTER NOW FOR ALL YOUTH ART AND RECREATION PROGRAMS! For more information about youth art and recreation programs or to register call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

MINI ART MASTERS

Throughout the summer learn about famous artists in history and their masterpieces! This fun hands-on art program combines history with art. This summer there will be TWO Mini Art Masters programs offered on Mondays. Staff encourages that your child participate in both programs. Please bring a sack lunch if staying for

ART IN THE PARK This summer create a variety of handson art projects at Silo Park! Each day participants will learn about a new art medium (acrylic, clay, collage, culinary art, fabric art, stained glass, sculpture, watercolor and much more!) and then produce a work of art using that medium. Join us for one day or several to create and play!

both the morning and afternoon programs. Also make sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and sneakers. Please join us for a fun day of learning about art history! Location: City of Greenwood Village Community Room 6060 South Quebec Street Ages: 7 to 12 years old Fee: $15 for each Mini Art Masters Program (All supplies and snack provided) Limit: 20 participants for each Mini Art Masters Program Choose which artist or artists you would like to learn about! Morning Mini Art Masters 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, July 16 — Flowers with O’Keeffe Monday, July 30 — Drawing with Escher

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com. For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

Location: Silo Park 9300 East Orchard Road Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ages: 6 to 10 years old (Birth Certificate required) Fee: $20/day (includes t-shirt, snack and all supplies) Limit: 40 participants/day Tuesday, July 17 — Yummy Art Thursday, July 19 — Mythological Creatures Tuesday, July 31 — Wonderful World of Clay! Thursday, August 2 — Getting Messy with Art For all activities please wear sneakers and clothes that can get dirty. Art in the Park follows Fun in the Sun (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and staff

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Afternoon Mini Art Masters 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 — Tracing with Vermeer Monday, July 30 — A Starry Night with Van Gogh

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encourages that your child participate in both programs. Staff will provide activities and snacks. Please join us for a fun day in the park! Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com. For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.


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CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY HOURS Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

THE HUNT BEGINS FOR ART Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Councilmember Adrienne Levy is spearheading a fundraising event to support their art programs. It is “Discover Art — Greenwood Village Scavenger Hunt for Art in Public Places.” The hunt will involve finding 15 art pieces throughout Greenwood Village. Hunters will explore museums, outdoor spaces, retail shops, parks, etc. To make the hunt more engaging and fun, participants will not be given the actual name of the art, but will be provided a symbolic clue for the title. The hunt begins October 4 and culminates with a reception on October 27 and silent auction at the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 for a couple. Call 303-740-8285 or 303-708-6110 for further details.

Kevin Weckbach, “Broken Tree”

Barbara Denny, “View from the Pines” Linda McFarland, “Street Fair”

MASTER CLASS LAST SUMMER CONCERT AT CURTIS You heard the robust music from the Rocky Mountain Brassworks recently. Now join us for the free concert of the Colorado Honor Band, comprised of over 65 talented young musicians. Don’t be surprised if Mayor Ron Rakowsky picks up his baton to conduct the band through a song. Bring your picnic dinner and listen to inspiring young musicians — Saturday, August 11, 6.p.m. at Curtis Park.

The Master Class reception gave the audience a view of work inspired by the Master Class Instructor Kevin Weckbach. This class ends mid-August, and on August 10, 7 p.m. Kevin will conduct a free workshop on “Color Theory” at the Curtis Center. Call for information on the next class and the workshop at 303-708-6110.

GVAHC Chair Jim Sidinger, GVAHC member Adrienne Levy, Mayor Rakowsky, and Kevin Weckbach, Master Class instructor.

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CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY HOURS Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

SPOTLIGHT ON GVAHC MEMBER When Bert Buckman arrived on the scene with the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council in January 2011, she brought with her a lifetime of art knowledge. Bert has been a docent at the Denver Art Museum for more than 43 years, and if you have a question about art, she has the answer. She also brought expertise on working with Bert Buckman, right, GVAHC member at work at the non-profits, and serves on the monthly meeting. boards of the Denver Young Artist Orchestra and Young Audiences. She is proud that her daughter Elizabeth won the first scholarship from the GVAHC in the discipline of architecture. Elizabeth now works for the US Forest Service as the architect for the Western Division. Bert’s love for art began as a child, and was the impetus for earning a degree in art and teaching. Over the years, Bert has taught art in Denver and Illinois schools, and since 1980 has been a substitute teacher in the Denver area. This energetic lady is a music lover, takes in concerts, operas, plays tennis, strides through morning four-mile walks on the Highline Canal trails, has time for sketching and satisfies an insatiable appetite for reading every book that crosses her desk . She offers her opinion on public art. ”The purpose of public art in Greenwood Village should be to reach out to citizens, make them react, and more importantly, interact with the art they encounter.” Bert Buckman is a woman of our times with energy, knowledge, and passion, who is dedicated to serving her community. Greenwood Village is fortunate to have Bert Buckman share her passions with us.

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SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 WESTLANDS PARK Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council (GVAHC) Proudly Announces the First Annual Fundraiser

3K Dog Walk and Festivities Sponsored by Kuni Lexus Details and registration information to follow. For information call GVAHC members Lesley at 303-471-0162 or Deirdre at 303-263-9283. Logo by Hanna Design


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