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PUBLISHER, EDITOR FASHION ART DIRECTOR Lyd ia Dody ADVERTISING SALES Trudy Ault 223-1897 Judy Chapman 223-5339 Susan Cole 493-3708 Lyd ia Dody 226-4838 Cathie May 493-0634 ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR Sandy Arvidson OFFICE MANAGER Annabel! Sharpe



SPECIAL SECTION - HOMES Exciting new trends in custom housing


DESIGN LINES: DESIGNER'S OWN ENVIRONMENTS Take a peek at how five local designers express themselves through their decors


SIZZLING SUMMER FASHIONS Turn up the heat with some of the hottest styles available


A WALK THROUGH HISTORY ... FORT COLLINS ' MOST DISTINCTIVE HOMES The stories of the owners of our historical homes are as interesting as the homes themselves


FOCUS ON FITNESS: THE PAINBUSTERS Who ya gonna call? A chiropractor may be your best bet if you 're haunted by back pain




DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: GOTTEX This season , suits leave a bit more to the imagination


EVENTS Fun events for the whole family


ABOUT TOWN Service .League Kitchen Kaper, Gov. Romer addresses Joint Leadership Seminar,Santa Fe Visits Colorado Country


DINING OUT- EAT SMART, LOOK FOR THE HEART A heart on the menu indicates a nutritionist's stamp of approval


TRAVEL TIPS- ESSENCE OF ENGLANDTHE ENGLISH GARDEN Nothing could be finer than an English garden in bloom




CONTRIBUTING Sandy Arvidson Lawrence Bamford Sandy Cowan John Dengler Lydia Dody Jane Folsom Jan Gulley Robert Hanson Willard Holz Innovative Companies, Inc. Libby James

WRITERS Marilyn Jordan Mary Kerbel Bill Krug Vicki Krug David May Valerie Newman Kay Rios Susan Sanders Richard Splittgerber Dale Terrel M.K. Theodratu s Phyllis Thode

FASHIONS AND ACCESSORIES Lyd ia's Fine Womens Apparel DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Herbener Graphics , Inc.

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HAIR DESIGN AND MAKEUP Marilyn Jordan and Carri Grant Concept II PHOTOGRAPHY Tim O'Hara Lydia Dody Sandy Arvidson Ft. Collins Library Archives STYLE WISHES TO THANK Lady's and Gentleman's Shoes -Women's Shoes Outpost Sunsport - Men 's Sportswear THANK YOU FOR ON LOCATION COURTESIES Homes by Holz at Linden Lake

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Lydia's Style Magazine is a seasonal publication directmailed to homes and businesses in Colorado and southern Wyoming. Subscriptions are available for $9.95/year. Additional copies are delivered to medical facilities, clubs, banks, and offices. Publication schedule: Spring issue-March Summer issue-June Fall issue-August Holiday issue-November For ad rates, subscription information , change of address, or correspondence, contact: Lydia 's Style Magazine Scotch Pines Village Offices 2601 S. Lemay, Suite 35 Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525 (303) 226-6400. Š 1989 Lydia 's Style Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission I rom Lydia 's Style or its publisher is prohibited. Lydia 's Style Magazine is not responsible for unsolicited material. All manuscripts, artwork, and photography must be accompanied by a stamped , self-addressed envelope. The views and opinions of any contributing writers are not necessarily those of Lydia 's Style Magazine.

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MEET STYLE'S FASHION MODELS Doni Cameron , married to Steve and mother of Cathy, Jim, and Tom, who are all grown, has a variety of interests. She enjoys reading, big game hunting, gardening , dancing, fly fishing , traveling, volunteer work, plays, and of course , "my grandchildren." "The clothes were dynamite and the location was exciting!" she says , add ing, "Lydia, the photographer and the other models are super people and great fun to work with . It was a ball- a truly extraordinary experience which I will always remember!"

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Sharon Ellis is a homemaker who loves working with children, and she stays fit through her involvement in sports. She has coached youth baseball and bowling , she is involved with junior golf, and she's the treasurer of the Parent's Athletic Club. She also makes sure she has time for herself and plays golf when she has free time . Sharon is married to Gary and is the mother of two boys, Austin , 17, and Eric, 12. About being a style model, she says , "It was a great time, but a lot of hard work, and I think my smile is broken now! The most fun was the camaraderie of all of the people involved."

Barb "Bam" Gustafson loves people, sports, dance, antiques -and clothes . She works in the areas that interest her: she teaches ice skating and aerobics, and she 's involved with V.I.P . Greetings and employee relocation limousine tours. Married to David and mother of Steven , 7, and Joseph, 6, Barb says her modeling experience was "sheer fun- when we were doing the shoot, all the people were so animated and made me feel so relaxed about everything. The clothes were exquisite, versatile, and more than beautiful- what can I say?"

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Holly Pierce, an art teacher at Linton Elementary, is married to Mike and has three children: Joy, 8, Matthew, 5, and Laura Sue, six months. Holly's interests are tennis, race walking and quilting . Holly was flattered to be asked to model for Style. She says, "I enjoy colorful fashions with surprises in design and te xture. It's always fun wearing Lydia's accessories, too- they're my trademark!"

Mike Rickett, an on-the-go bachelor, works in sales . He also keeps that body in shape by teaching aerobics and fitness. He lists aerobics, running, sports in general and ergonomics as his hobbies. Mike had fun being in front of the camera . "I enjoyed just having the chance to participate in the shoot! Thanks!" Chris Silkman owns Toast of the Town and is a banquet supervisor at the University Park Holiday Inn. Married to Terry and mother of Alex, 8, Clayton , 7, and Brandon, 5, she says, "I really don't have much time for hobbies, but my interests are my wonderful boys and my husband, who keep me busy with all their activities. " Chris enjoyed modeling for Style. She says, "It was a wonderful experience working with all the super gals and having everyone pamper us. It made me feel like a real model. Thanks , it was great!"

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s lifestyles change , custom builders notice changes in the demands of custom home buyers. In a time when more and more families must juggle the pressures of careers, families, social activities and volunteer work, the home as a haven or retreat from the outside world has increasing appeal. Men and women are working together in the kitchen , spending quality time with their children , and feeling the need for larger rooms and comfortable living. Custom home builders in Fort Collins are responding to these needs in a number of different ways, according to the type and price ranges of the homes they build. Dale Terrel has been building custom homes in Fort Collins since 1960 and is in partnership with his wife, Karla, who does some design work and serves as interior decorator. Terrel homes, found at Linden Lake, Oakridge, The Landings , Breakwater Estates, South Shore and Southridge , range in price from $200,000 to $750,000 and reflect their clients desire for better space planning with more "personalized" spaces. The Terrels' clients also are placing increased emphasis on accessible storage space . Kitchens are important, Karla says . Because people want to make the most of the time they spend in the kitchen -often cooking as a couple they are interested in new and better appliances, "his and hers" cooking areas, and the convenience of walk-in pantries. Oak and tile floors have become number-one choices for kitchens. In the family room, built-ins are popular, from storage areas and furniture, entertainment and home computer centers to old-fashioned window seats. People no longer hesitate to showcase their television sets. And, because families value the precious time they have together, there's likely to be much activity, and therefore more furniture , in today's family room .

Clients are asking for additional luxuries. They may want a floor safe , remote control for their fireplace , a security system, multiple phone lines, special wiring for stereos, and special lighting for landscaping .


ike the Terrels, David May also sees a trend toward the master retreat. Walkin closets for the man and woman , each customized to their needs, are popular, as are complete and separate bathrooms . May, who has designed and built custom homes in Fort Collins for 20 years, takes pride in being creative and incorporating the ideas and designs of his clients and/ or their architects into the construction of the dwellings. In one home a completely separate study for the man of the house, adjacent to the master su ite, has a hunting lodge look, a decor totally different from the rest of the suite and home. The study features a wet bar with refrigerator, built-in entertainment


aster bedrooms have become "master suites ," or more accurately, "master retreats ," says Karla. They often contain a sitting room and an area set aside for exercise equipment. Dressing rooms with built-in closets have become standard , and the master suite usually is situated to take advantage of any lake or mountain view. Ten by 12 feet is no longer an acceptable size for a children 's room , the Terrels have found . In addition to more space , children 's rooms feature storage space designed for toys and clothing , closets designed for short people and their own bathrooms. And speaking of bathrooms, people seem to want one for every member of the family. Shared toilets and tubs may be okay for the kids, but a separate vanity for each can ease the morning rush considerably. Showers are installed separately from tubs, and whirlpools have become standard for the master bath. Chrome is making a comeback for faucets , and the two-handle variety is in . Colored faucets also are in favor. Master suites have If you 're going become private "retreats" to have a fireplace , gas is a must, most people believe. Aside from clean air considerations , many have tired of the hassle of a woodburning fireplace . Entryways are more grand than in the past, sometimes even with marble floors . Doors are customized with glass and personalized designs. Details are likely to be done in brass rather than lead . Fancy detailing in brick often can be found on front porch areas. Renewed energy consciousness is causing home builders to carefully consider furnaces , thermostats , toilets , showerheads, insulation , water heaters and the type of window glass installed. At the same time , people want more windows but tend to use fewer skylights , taking care not to sacrifice a light, bright feeling . "Clad " windows (wood windows covered with aluminum or siding , making them maintenance-free) have become standard.

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Timeless classical styling in custom features such as fireplaces, mantels, chair rails, and, cornice mouldings are a current trend in custom building. Home built by Willard Holz.

center, masculine-looking stucco walls, a large area of glass facing the mountains, a niche for a rolltop desk, wood paneling , a ceiling with exposed beams, and a large motorized skylight. Hunting and fishing trophies are displayed on highlighted areas of the walls. May is currently building homes in the $250,000 and up range on Cottonwood Point, overlooking the Fort Collins Country Club golf course and Longs Pond. Studies and He says his studios are Fort Collins clients are not popular into "trendy" additions concepts-they are the trend· setters . For example, a client who is an artist is having an art studio built into the home. The studio features 14-foot high ceilings with exposed beams , suspended track lighting, and oak floors . The home also has an antique window facing Longs Pond, which is used for portrait painting and as an art background.


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hile the artist's window takes advantage of ambient light, many custom home clients are using lighting control systems to provide mood lighting for a particular room orfor the entire house, says custom-home builder Willard Holz. Lighting has changed considerably since Holz entered the building business 30 years ago: new systems let you control floor lamps and wall sconces , project light onto a painting or sculpture, or down lights for general illumination , all from a central conLighting trol. You also systems let create different "scenes" you control with lighting , the mood of and the scenes are your easily pro• grammed into environment the control memory and can be changed in seconds. In addition, timed fading and audio/visual equipment can be controlled through the lighting system . Sunlight also can be controlled with a new type of window glass that takes on special properties when coated with an extremely thin metallic layer. The glass allows most of the sun's visible light and shortwave heat to pass through it, while screening out ultra-violet rays . Known as low emission, high transmittance glass, it is ideal for homes because it reflects heat energy out during the summer, which lowers cooling costs, and reflects the heat present in the house inward during the winter, lowering heating costs . Its resis-

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tance to ultraviolet rays also provides protection from sun damage to floor coverings , furniture and paintings. In the area of temperature control, forced air heating systems are replaced by radiant hot water heat installed in the floor or along the base of walls, so blower units and ductwork are not required and less furnace space is needed , says Holz. Different areas of a home can be kept at different temperatures through thermostatically controlled valves and a zone system . Such systems also are used to melt snow and ice from roofs and sidewalks. More than 80 percent of new construction in Europe incorporates these systems.

ings, domes and medallions for ceilings, wall niches, over-door pieces and stair brackets. These unusual pieces provide the perfect finishing touch for a custom home.


aneling is in vogue again . No longer relegated to basements and recreation rooms , paneling is becoming a serious alternative for living and dining rooms . Always appealing for its durability, ease of installation and maintenance, paneling now comes in delicate, light wood grains and a full range of colors, making it extremely versatile. Decorator panels , bright designs on durable hardwood that resemble wall paper, provide a personal touch on walls Durable, versatile that can benefit from paneling makes a decorator accents . Installed vertically, comeback paneling creates the perception of added height. Turning panels so the grooves run horizontally stretches the width of the room. Long straight walls in a square or rectangular room can be made interesting with a diagonal , chevron or geometric application of grooved paneling. Paneling or a decorator panel also can be used to accent an important space or part of a wall in a large room. Cornice and ceiling ornaments in the classical style are experiencing a return to popularity. Made of material that is lightweight, economical to install and tough enough to be used outdoors, the pieces have a hand-crafted look and are available in cornice mold-

Built-in entertainment centers that hold a television and VCR or a stereo system have become increasingly popular as the family room is chosen as the favored gathering place for parents and children. Home built by Dale Terrel.


hile the physical aspect of a home is important to all home buyers, taking care of a home is a concern for elderly residents and for parents who have grown children and want the freedom to "pick up and go" without worrying about maintenance, says Vicki Krug . KEM Homes,

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owned jointly by her husband, Bill, and Everitt Enterprises, is currently building Patio Homes in Oakridge that offer "empty nesters" high quality smaller homes with private patio areas. The homes also have a little space for planting- perhaps a rose bush or a couple of tomato plants. Vicki says "patio" is a marketing term that identifies a two-unit, low maintenance home. However, these homes bear little resemblance to the typical "starter home" duplex. While the exterior is standard , the interior often is customized to meet an individual's particular needs and desires. She adds that the homes are not designed for someone coming from a $100,000 home, but rather are geared toward those people moving from an upscale two-story home or a sprawling ranch house in the $250,000 and up range, who no longer need the room Patio homes - or the hassle of high-class living with taking care of it. upkeep is minimal maintenance General handled by the homeowners' association , which provides trash and snow removal , insurance, and exterior and green maintenance. The homes range in price from $97,000 to $135 ,000. Other KEM Homes, which range from $90,000 to $350,000, feature gas fireplaces in the master bedrooms and specialized lighting. Like David May, Bill has a client who wants room to work as well as room to live. The client, a potter, had a kiln installed in a walkout basement studio .



ntegrating the old with the new appeals to many custom home builders. One of custom home builder Richard Splittgerber's clients used antique doors and hinges out of an old house in

Patio homes offer the luxury of a custom home yet the convenience of minimal maintenance. Home built by KEM Homes. Denver in a new home, while another client used antique oak trim, stair railings and interior shutters. Splittgerber has made use of unique architectural ceiling details that incorporate indirect lighting into them-a nice way to integrate old and new. He has just completed one of the first homes in northern Colorado with fiber optic lighting behind a glass block wall in a Combine something bathroom. Glass old, something new for block showers and timeless look room dividers also are becoming popular. Reminiscent of the black glass look of the past, white glass-faced kitchen appliances are beginning to appear in kitchens, giving a clean, bright look. Fort Collins residents are fortunate. Custom home builders in the area dedicate themselves to high quality work and to making sure their clients end up with a home that reflects a family's personality, incorporates their ideas and caters to their needs and interests.


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Custom home owners today are looking for a blend of contemporary open living spaces with a taste of the traditional. Plenty of natural light, spaces that flow, large active kitchens, indoor/outdoor spaces and master suites designed as multi-functional living spaces all appear on the "want list" of couples looking to build. A major concern is that the exterior appearance not lend itself to being easily dated. In the latter 70s and early 80s, Fort Collins' custom homes followed a general Colorado trend of the new "Colorado Contemporary." Straying from traditionally established rules for home design, walls were .eliminated between what were formerly individual rooms to establish the more exciting "great room" concept. Natural light was introduced from above and additional glass was included for views and added energy efficiency. Today's home plans have taken a lesson from the new excitement of the 70s open floor plans. They have incorporated these ideas with the soundness of the past into a homogenous family architecture. Elements of the classics are seen inside and out again, but now in a contemporary vein reflecting individual styles. Add a touch of Colorado regionalism to the look, and you have today's ideal custom home. John Dengler John Dengler and Associates, P.C.

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every home's hearth contained a wood-burning fire. Because of Colorado's concern for air

quality, one facet of the above tradition is changing- we are rapidly, and rightly, switching from wood-fueled fires to gas-fueled fires. The customary wood burning fireplace no longer is compatible with Colorado's desire for clean air. Fortunately, everyone 's aesthetic, convenience, cosmetic and romantic needs can be satisfied by the new generation of clean burning, beautiful gas logs. Gas log sets are available from 16 inches to 60 inches wide in an almost overwhelming selection of styles. The installation of your gas logs is best left to a professional installer; it is too comple x for even the skilled and handy homeowner. Even with the cost of a permit, the gas logs themselves and the installer's fee , your completed installation will usually cost less than $600 . Now you can enjoy all the wonderful warmth of your fireplace in the heart of your home, and still have clean air for everyone! William S. Eckert Friendly Fire

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To say wallcoverings are not what they used to be is a dramatic understatement. Today's wallpaper includes almost any material that can be pasted up as a wall covering. Even the pasting process has changed - prepasted papers are becoming increasingly popular. When building a new home, request untextured walls if you are su re of your decorating plans. If you aren't able to wallpaper during construction , paint the untextured walls so they will be sealed and ready for paper when you are. If, however, you are not afforded that option and your walls are to be textured , a light texture known as "orange peel " is recommended. Consult with your professional wallpaper installer on this issue, as the condition of the walls will influence the selection of your wallcovering . Remember, your wallpaper will only look as good as your walls! Paula Emery The Paper Dolls

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Working with an Architect Designing a new home with an architect is a process full of decisions, tradeefts and ultimately final conclusions. Several factors must be carefully balanced, and usually the most difficult is the wants and desires versus budget. The three ingredients in all construction are cost, quality and size. Typically the client wants to control all three, however, it is only possible to control any two, with the architect determining the third. For instance, if the client dictates the budget and expectations of quality, the architect must design a home in a size that will fit the client's criteria. Although the architect plays an important role in the process, the client's role of communicating ideas is critical. The first step in the process is for the architect to transfer these ideas onto paper in the form of a conceptual diagram, which considers views, prevailing wind, orientation and existing conditions. It is important at this phase to look at alternative solutions and to keep ideas sketchy to avoid "falling in love" with any one solution until all alternatives are studied. The next step: develop one or two of the favored solutions to a higher level of detail. Study models or three-dimensional sketches are helpful tools the architect uses to communicate his or her ideas to the client. As work progresses into final construction drawings, decisions are made concerning finishes, lighting and details of construction. Often the architect works hand-in-hand with interior designers, landscape architects, kitchen experts, and general contractors during this phase to incorporate their ideas and designs into the project. Teamwork is critical to the success of a good custom home. Most of all, the architect must interpret the client's dreams and make them become a reality. Frank Vaught Vaught Frye Architects

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Water Creates Aesthetic Interest in Any Season

Water is an element that should be incorporated in landscaping . lt provides a soothing basis for any outdoor area and can be the focal point of a backyard. By incorporating water, a serene, subtle atmosphere is created, and the splashing and rolling effects create excitement. Plants and fish can be intermixed, creating an interesting atmosphere. Running water can be used year round even in winter, when it freezes into ice cascades and ice sculptures. It also provides a breathtaking display of nature, attracting birds and wildlife to create an atmosphere in which humans and animals live in harmony. Water features don't have to be expensive, and size is not importanteven a small fountain or waterfall will add interest. Water affects all of our senses. We can enjoy its aesthetic beauty, hear the tinkling as it cascades over rocks and plants, feel its coolness on our feet on a hot day - even the smell gives a feeling of springtime freshness . In the 90s, water will be one of the hottest landscape features because it adds a pleasurable element to any home, from the small apartment or duplex to the upscale custom home.

Kitchen Classics Return for the 90s Demanding cooks and recent innovations in appliances have started a new era in the realm of gas appliances. Industry trends include a return of the stainless steel, soft white and pastel colors of the 50s and the increased use of gas cooking appliances. These new products combine easy clean up features with the gentle, forgiving heat of gas to satisfy the most demanding designers and chefs . Clean, attractive and efficient gas cooking appliances are complemented by an assortment of unobtrusive, built-in electric appliances. All can be designed to adapt to almost any kitchen decorating theme, while satisfying the weekend chef as well as the gourmet who takes special pride in his or her beef wellington. These trends in the modern kitchen reflect the changing attitudes and lifestyles of people on the go but still concerned about healthy, palatable cooking habits. Robert Hanson Operation Electric

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separated by a slat of wood, as is common in the U.S. Blum hinges are standard; these open to 125 degrees for greater convenience in storing and removing items. Hinges also are placed inside the cabinet, which creates a full-overlayed door. Also, when Europeans move, their belongings go with them ... right down to the bare walls. Appliances, fixtures and cabinets are taken to the new home. To withstand the wear and tear of going from one place to another, high quality materials are used to make the cabinets. These European virtues add up to value, beauty and convenience - and they bring a new look to the trendsetting upscale home. Innovative Companies, Inc.

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Water gardens, a delightful blend of land and water, can create a feeling of peace and tranquility in a small or large yard . An easyto-install pond can add a unique dimension to your home's landscape. Ponds provide a habitat for exotic flowers and foliage . Even house plants flourish in the moist and protected conditions , and they can be repotted for the house in the fall. With a depth of 18 inches to two or three feet, fish and foliage can cohabitate , and the balance created by the plants and animals helps improve pond conditions . The introduction of flexible PVC sheeting has made water ponds a viable alternative to cement pools . Sheeting is easy to install , and it costs less than cement- one

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can have an instant pond for a beginning price of $180. A pond also requires minimal maintenance and is a wonderful way to avoid weeding. The variety of shapes and sizes is limitless, and ponds can be had even in regions with heavy winters or hot summers . While creating a thing of beauty and pleasure , you also enhance the value of your home. So go for it, and have fun with water! Jan Gulley Gulley Greenhouse

Add Interest with Rugs Rugs can be the focal point of a room when used either as accents or as wall hangings . They improve the acoustics of a room by absorbing sound , and they add te xture and warmth to any room. The personality of the weaver is represented in each piece through the selection of colors , style and technique . A rug becomes a personal statement for both the creator and the individual who owns it. Some of the most popular styles of handwoven rugs include : Dhurrie - The Dhurrie rug lends itself well to many types of decorating styles , from southwestern and contemporary to traditional. Usually imported from India, these rugs are often of wool or cotton fibers

and tend to have combinations of soft colors. Peruvian - Identified by their distinctive designs, Peruvian rugs usually include motifs with birds , animals and various nature themes . Color combinations are varied with a tendency toward the unusual. Zapotec - Hand woven by the Zapotec Indians in Mexico, many Zapotec rugs feature natural vegetable dyes with motifs that represent their livelihood, family group or religious orientation. Oriental - Noted for their deep, rich colors, Oriental rugs often include earth tones in their elaborate designs. Many of these rugs are actually made in Belgium . Oriental rugs are a perennial favorite with many decorators. Kilim -The name of the Kilim rug represents a distinctive flat weaving technique . Usually imported from Turkey and Iran, this type of rug is noted for the use of deep, rich colors. Rya - Rya rugs feature strips of wool and cotton fabric that are hand tied into the rug as it is woven on the loom . Distinctive in color and thick with luxurious pile, these rugs Susan Sanders often are used as wall hangings and decorator rugs. A Point of View

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HOM New Looks for Windows Window treatments can breathe excitement into an otherwise plain interior. Gone are the days of beige and earth tones: classic, simple drapery is now accentuated with bands of color. Southwestern patterns and colors are popular, from exciting sunset hues to the soft shades of the early morning desert. For those who like the Victorian look, large bold burgundy and teal colors are rich reminders of the past. The new colors today stem from the blush of peach to almost spring-time greens. A rule of thumb will give you a hint of what's to come : the colors women wear in the spring will show up in window treatments the following spring.


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Scarfing also has returned to popularity . This look, popular in the early part of the century, is achieved by wrapping a silk, brocade or cotton piece of fabric around a pole. Traditionally, the most important function of a window was to provide light and ventilation . Today we have air conditioning , so light and the view are the essential functions of windows . However, a feeling of privacy also is important, and shades can help create this feeling . Shades can be made from a multitude of colors, patterns and textures , and they come in a variety of styles.

Mini-blinds can be made of metal or cloth.

Soft shades are made of fabric that folds into an accordion look.

Vertical shades or blinds are made of strips of fabric or plastic that hang vertically. They can be rotated to direct light or traversed to open the window completely.

Romans are flat shades that gather up into soft folds and are controlled with a pulley.

Balloons are similar to Romans, but they have more fabric and remain puffy even when down.

Draw draperies , the traditional window coverings that open in the center, remain popular. And , for an instant sun-blocker and privacy-creator, you can prop a cloth covered screen in front of the window. Window coverings are so varied today that you can easily find a style that fits your taste and lifestyle. Simplicity at the window is still the best rule of thumb , and color is the key!

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HOM Summer Lawn Care It's June! It's hot! It's dry! Typical Colorado weather in June dictates clear sunny mornings, hot sunny lunchtimes, a nasty looking thunderstorm passing by at three, and by six o'clock we're all enjoying a clear twilight evening. Your lawn plays a part in your enjoyment of Colorado's seasons, and keeping it green and attractive may take some extra work now. We live in a semi-arid climate (nearly a desert), and, water is our most precious commodity. Make certain what water you do put on your lawn gets where you want it. If you have brown half or full circles and your sprinkler system is intact, inspect your system for incorrect coverage. Put a pan on the brown area, run your sprinklers, and measure the depth. Ideally, your system should distribute 1/2 inch of water each time it's run, so adjust accordingly. Run the system early in the morning , about three times a week, more or less if your lawn is in the sun or shade. It seems like such a small thing, but be certain your lawnmower blade is sharp. A dull blade pulls and shreds the leaf tips, resulting in asplit end lawn, fuzzywithtanovertones. These lawns use (waste) more water due to the increased wound on the leaf blades, are more prone to disease problems, and just look shaggy. Sharpen your¡ blade, or ask your maintenance firm to do it, if you see torn leaf blades. Suspicious brown patches could be disease or insect problems and diagnosis may require professional help. Soak the area with soapy water and see if bugs crawl out. Check the moisture underneath. Look at the leaf blades along the fringe of the problem. Odd colored lesions or spots may indicate a disease. If you're still at a loss, call a professional lawn care firm or CSU extension for help. Fertilizer put on now helps your lawn endure the rigors of a hot summer. Use a fairly light rate , about one halfto three quarters of a pound of actual nitrogen with potassium and iron (about a 15-10-5, 5 if you use granular products). The lawn doesn't care whether you apply liquid or granular products , but let the buyer beware of the small quart-size hose end fertilizers. Ask yourself," How can that little bottle do my whole lawn?" A lawn is a good thing to keep healthy! It cools us in the summer, removes pollutants from the air, provides us oxygen to breathe, increases our property's value , reduces soil erosion, filters groundwater, and makes us feel good just by looking at it and working on it. Just a little consistent work on your part can keep it healthy, green and attractive!

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I t often is difficult to convey the visual immagine the house a designer or decorator would live in , and what comes to mind is a home where everything coordinates and pact of an interior, and words become downright deceiving when used to describe intenothing is out of place. The kind of house that would be featured rior designer Gary Hixon's decor. Listing the in House Beautiful. The kind of house where everything is semany colorful items he has mixed together lected with aesthetics of the utmost importance. in his living room- purple chairs, a yellow However, this image ignores the fact that, like the rest of us, coffee table, oxblood ginger jars, magenta designers and decorators live in their houses. Aesthetic appeal art, dark green carpet, bright pillows is important, but they also want homes that are comfortable and functional. The designers also gives the impression of color used to disrealize emotions and feelings traction . In reality , however, the room has a feelmake a house a home, and their decors reflect that. Thus , ing of artistic serenity. Gary and his wife , Carol Ann , are collectors. They both enjoy rather than choosing elements collecting art, and their vivid collection of R. that create the "perfect" decor, they take those items they've C. Gorman paintings , three-dimensional sculptures , hand-crafted unicorns and acquired and use their talents pieces by local artists serves to pull the colto combine them into a look orful basics together. Tan walls, a few shades they love. Gifts from friends , family photos , souvenirs from darker than what is typically used, provide a basic background for the dramatic decor. trips , and sentimental items Gary also likes a house to be unpredict(such as a hunk of glass, an inable , and he's done much rearranging of his expensive print or a painting home to achieve that effect. For example , done by a friend) are mixed with when he added on to the home he transitems the designers select to formed a greenhouse into an entrance and develop a pleasing environa garage into a living room . The old living ment. After all , these are their room became the kitchen , and the kitchen homes, not designer showwas remodeled into a guest bath . He also rooms. doesn 't want guests to notice everything on In fact , interior designer Maurice Shenk prefers to decorate his home with items he the first visit. "Part of the drama is being able and Alice find while traveling. Cathedral ceilings and Maurice Shenk tries to avoid a to look the next time you go back and see showroom look, which he says plenty of windows create a feeling of openness. new things ," he says . "can get standoffish. It doesn't When Gary designs for a client, everylook lived in." He believes it is thing has to be finished by a certain point, the accessories and a certain amount of clutter that make a home and he 'd like to be able to apply that kind of "homey. " He adds , "That's why I personally don 't like chrome and glass work-til-it's-done attitude to his own house. -it's cold." Maurice and his wife , Alice, prefer the classic , traditional European look. They like to pick up items for their home when they are traveling abroad , but as Alice points out, "You can 't get big things, " which are difficult to bring back. They collect cups and saucers, as well as spoons , and little objets d'art from foreign places are interspersed throughout the home. They also have updated some of their furniture to keep up with the times. For example , two comfortable living room chairs were once covered with orange velvet. They now are done in black chintz with an oriental print. The same fabric covers the dining room chairs to pull the look together. The home also has the spacious look so popula.r today- the cathedral ceiling and openness of the living room, dining room and family room prevent an isolated feeling, and large windows let in lots of sunlight. Maurice describes the overall look as "eclectic. It's what we happen to like." Gary Hixon likes to support local artists, and his decor proves Although Maurice keeps up with the latest trends , he it. Many of the pieces were created by friends. Bold use of color cautions against going with the newest look unless it's combined with the art creates a contemporary, artistic look. what you really want. "Who cares what's in? It's what you like that's important," he says . Lydia's Style Magazine

"I 'd like to get mine done and then live with it, but it's harder to do my own home - there's emotion involved, " he says. He'd like to do more work on the kitchen, and adding another room is always a possibility. However, he finds it difficult to give his house the thought necessary after working all day designing for other people. "It's like the cobbler's kids who never have shoes . You put off a lot of your own work. " D esigner Ella Albrecht knows what Gary's talking about: she's been meaning to get down to business on her own decor for about a decade. When she and her husband, Bill, moved into their present home, they thought they'd be there two years. Those two years have stretched into eleven , but Ella still has a valid reason to procrastinate: the couple plans to start building a custom home within two years. Ella knows what she'll do with the interior when they finally build . Because she works with color and pattern all day, she prefers to live in an environment that's fairly quiet. "There's not a pattern in my house, " she says. She also loves "treasures ," and some of her favor-

A simple, clean decor gives Ella Albrecht a break from the color and patterns she works with all day. Favorite collectibles stand out when placed against the subtle basics she prefers.

ites include a bowl friends found on a Asian journey, her Persian rugs , and pieces from Africa, the East Indies and the Southwest. "The houses I like to go into are houses with treasures. More than anything , it should reflect the owner's personality," she says. She dislikes a stilted , decorator look, and as a decorator she doesn 't want to tell people they "have to have this one fabric. People have many choices ," she says. The custom home pictured was built by Albrecht Companies , Inc., and illustrates the look she'll create in her own home, Ella says . The clean , white walls and gray carpet create a basic background , and although the sofa is of a stripe design , she feels it is a soft enough look to fit her own tastes. The items on the table and the paintings are her own . She also likes the look of painted window frames. Dark frames , she believes , draw attention to themselves and away from the view. Ella also points out that good taste doesn 't require a huge investment. While she enjoyed decorating an Aspen home in a contemporary Southwestern decor for a woman who essentially gave her carte blanche, her favorite job was done with a $500 budget. That client had good basics- collectible antiques, an oriental rug- and she was a talented seamstress who owned a fabric store , so she was able to sew many items to create a look that very much reflected her own personality.

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Janet Lind's new home has an open, airy feeling . She prefers clean, basic design - no ruffles and frills, but plenty of plants and solid colors, such as off-white and dark green.

W hile Ella is planning her ideal home, decorator Janet Lind is in the process of fi xing up the residence she and her husband, Wayne , recently purchased . With the faint smell of fresh paint lingering in the air, Janet says prefers "simple things , true strong colors like white , off-white and black." She also favors dark green, which can be used as a basic color. She says the green combines well with other colors , such as yellows and peaches in the spring , or with raisin, a color that's becoming stylish. Green also looks elegant during the Christmas season . A bold splash of the deep green will show up in her family room. She's adding a dark green leather sofa, and a thin strip of that same leather will be used on her window treatment. And , rather than decorating from scratch , Janet has chosen to give a new look to some familiar pieces. When the leather sofa arrives , she'll ship the living room sofa out for a facelift. The tufting and buttons will be removed before the sofa is redone in a satin fabric with a subtle stripe. "You can change the whole look if you have a good piece of furniture , especially if you stay with a simple style ," says Janet, adding that recovering usually costs less than half as much as a new piece of furniture . Janet likes an open , clean look. She'll simplify her windows by using less heavy drapery. Vertical shades in nice fabrics will add color and softness , and the fabric kind are easy to clean as they are vacuumed rather than dusted . She 's not a fan of heavy floral prints or ruffles and frills . She does like plants , and will use them to fill out the decor. "We need living things in our home," she says.

Kathrine Browne 's pool room brings the tropics to Colorado. A rock garden, plenty of flowering plants and skylights that let in the breeze create a serene, relaxing atmosphere. The windows give her an excellent view of the lake, the city lights and the mountains.


I nterior designer Kathrine Browne also loves plants, and she's created an ideal environment for them- and for herself. She and her husband , Ron , love to travel to exotic locales, and they wanted to bring that tropical feeling to their home. They've succeeded beautifully, creating a two-story pool room that seems far removed from the Brownes' Loveland neighborhood. Their house is deceiving from the frontit looks like your average three-bedroom ranch house. That's what it was a few years ago, when the couple decided the house had too many small rooms . The solution : rip out a few walls . Kathrine also likes to swim , so they added the pool room. They were afraid they'd lose their view of Long's Peak, but because the three walls of the room are made of windows the view is actually improved. The house is clearly designed and decorated for fun. The balcony overlooking the pool features a wh irlpool , which is right next to a door leading to the master bedroom . The basement holds a piano , a pool table , pinball machines, a dart board and a card table , and the walls are filled with photos and art collected on their trips . The guest room is "the room I'd cry over if the house burned down ," says Kathrine . It holds their collection of family photos and other sentimental pieces of art. Kathrine describes the decor as eclectic. While she prefers an exotic, nomadic/tropical look, there is a side of her that is a "little English lady," and it has revealed itself in the laundry/sewing room , which is papered in a large floral print. Lighting also is important. Dimming all the lights and turning on the pool lights creates a romantic atmosphere. Also , the main kitchen lights can be switched off, and lights under the cabinets will still provide enough light to see what's cooking. This subtle lighting can be combined with the low-voltage lights placed above the cabinets and behind the crown molding to create a candlelight effect, perfect for dinner parties. Despite the feelings they have for the wonderful home they've created , the Brownes have put the house up for sale. If it sells , they will buy a large building across the lake and turn it into a combination residence/business. If the house doesn't sell , however, Kathrine will be happy to keep living there . Actually , being sentenced to live in the Brownes' house- or any of the other beautiful homes the designers and decorators have created- seems like a "punishment" most of us could endure with pleasure . Sandy Arvidson is a freelance writer and assistant to the editor of Style Magazine.

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Designer ~[p)Š~~D\0frll~ II of us with less-than-perfect bodies can take heart: swimwear styles this season are more refined and less revealing . Thong bikinis and itty-bitty tops that flatter only high fashion models with the most perfect proportions have gone by the wayside. Fashionable , colorful maillots are de rigueur, and many bikini bottoms actually cover the belly button and the backside while still maintaining the sex appeal of a two-piece . The Gottex swimwear line offers stylish examples of the trend . Curve-flattering pleats and draping shape and emphasize the body, while sheer insets offer a provocative view of the midriff. Luxury fabrics also attract attention, from the smooth look of lycra and the softness of jersey to bubbly puckers and Citron crinkled lycra with violet accents crecrushed velvets . Color is always important in swimwear, ates the flattering neon and this season Gottex draws its brilliant look of the "Technicolor The unpalette from the sun and the sea. You'll find Tank ." all shades of blue, from the turquoise of the derseamed bra gives shallow tropics to the deep blue of the Medi- added support. By terranean. Golden yellows, fiery reds, heat- Gottex. wave orange and sunset fushia give the suits sizzle, while jungle greens and neon limes create a cooled-down feeling . Prints are also taking new directions. The Gottex line again looks to nature: oversize florals capture the brilliance of a spring garden, and intense irises on tank suits pay tribute to Van Gogh. Vertical stripes elongate the body, and polka dots once again are popular. While Gottex creates some of the most popular suits worn on the beach , the company's roots lie in the less-glamorous field of rainwear. Founders Armin and Leah Gottlieb are Hungarian refugees, and when World War II broke out he was running a raincoat company while she was preparing to study chemistry. Armin was shipped to a labor camp while Leah hid in Budapest, and in 1949 they arrived in a camp near Tel Aviv with two young daughters and $1 00. According to Time magazine , they tried to resume their raincoat trade but soon found dry, sunny Israel didn 't provide a Sheer insets are a popular trend. market for their product. It was a good place for The "Tempest Tank" gives the look of a bikini with its sheer mid- swimwear, however, and with a riff inset. The elegant organza $65 ,000 loan from Armin 's coverup complements the pleated brother in the United States the Gottliebs bought thousands of bodice. Both by Gottex. yards of fabric and set up shop. The rest is history: the company is one of the largest swimwear retailers in the world , it is a principle swimwear manufacturer for Bloomingdale's, and its suits have been featured in the well-known Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

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LKE A BREAK FOR SOME FUN A glamour suit with subtlety, inventiveness, and a bit of illusion by Gottex, $84. Mike catches a few rays in an outfit from Club. The cotton Tshirt has accents of neon to coordinate with the bright yellow shorts, courtesy of Outpost Sunsport. Ready for a dip in Catalina's black and bright two-piece, $46, and matching easy elastic waist pant, $42. The ideal suit for sunworshiping by LaBianca sports a flattering high-waisted, high leg bikini trunk, in turquoise and black, $44.


BUILDING WITH COLORFUL COMPONENTS Travel ease in compatible cotton related separates by Richard & Company are cool 路"-'路--'--~--!comfortable in the heat of striped back cardigan in.,c"-;<=:!.:.!.} m"''~ n~r~M~,_.,;,n--;--H $59, worn over a elastic waist tapered pant,_$49. good while keeping cool in low full boxer. shorts, $41 r and-smart jacket, $59, underscored with a white tank, $33. 1 1 All in sizes S,M,L.

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and of stark long sleeve artwear TThe easy elastic waist skirt is a flattering fit, sizes S,M,L $53. chinese turquoise earrings offer the perfect accent, $62.


STRIKING THROUGH SIMPLICITY The minimalist bikini in eye-catching stark white from the Illusion Collection by Gottex. Pleated and underwired bra top, pleated and V-cut highleg bikini trunks. In nylon and Lycra spandex. Imported from Israel in sizes 8-14, $68.00.


SLEEK AND SMOOTH Show off your sleek form in the figure flattering styling of the Fit For Life collection from DeWeese. The diagonal reverse leaf applique, low cut leg, soft seamed bra, and spa safe fabric, combine for a moist appealing choice, sizes 8-16, $48. Matching terrycloth 314 sleeve coverup, sizes S,M,L, $50. The silver and turquoise drop earrings are a perfect match, $24.

ASHION ~~UEPRINfS DESIGNED WITH A WOMAN IN MIND Ultra feminine play clothes that couldn't be prettier by Dragon Fly. Delicate Chinese hand embroidered and appliqued flowers in pastel shades on crisp white cotton enhance the short and camp shirt set, $51. Solid cotton bra top in pink or blue, $18. Fun, easy living dressing in the companion jumpsuit with open tie back and pretty applique, $58. All in sizes S,M,L.

BUILD YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE Borrowed from the 50's, Choon styles a cool, crisp, cotton halter dress in a tan and white whimsical jungle print. Wrap bodice, wide belt, and full skirt combine for a stylish look at a value price, sizes 4-14, $101. Wide horn bangle bracelet, $20.



BuiLDING BLOCKS FOR FUN, FROLIC, AND FASHION Sporting winning looks, Ultrasport active warm-ups stay crisp and comfortable no matter how busy your schedule. Electric blue with hot pink and purple stripes in nylon tactel, $142. Mike sports the latest striped jersey t-shirt from Quicksilver and nylon quick dry shorts from Gotcha. Courtesy of Outpost Sunsport. Bright white poly two piece warm-up is punctuated with electric blue and hot pink, $134. All in sizes XS,S,M,L,XL.

SETTING THE PACE Pretty and perky in a crisp cotton creation by Richard Warren. Day into evening it's a striking silhouette for any special summer occasion! A figure flattering peplum adds a flirty touch to the cinched waist and straight skirt, sizes 2-16, $225. Red crystal pear shaped earrings by, Swarovski add a touch of I L 1----1-_.._-

Style beyond time and beauty beyond trend -unmistakable classics from Antone/la Preve. Dramatic in color, rich in texture, and hand loomed, the elegant double breasted sweater is accented with brass buttons, $375, worn with the easy pleated front elastic waist pant, $1 75. Gold earrings by Les Bernard, $30. Sleek and ultra-sophisticated the bold, bright color blocks accent Antone/la's sensational jumpsuit of luxurious and durable rayon/wool blend. Black enamel and crystal bracelet by Swarovski, $100, matching earrings, $115.

BUILDING ON SUCCESS Vivid colors and rich lightweight wool enhance the elegant silhouettes of Eleanor P. Brenner. Impeccably constructed with a professional clean approach the blouson is stylishly classic, $300, the crepe de +---,.:â&#x20AC;˘. :- sports special details, $152 and skirt is fully lined, $14:..6:;-:¡r--+-


CoNTRACT FOR THE SPIRITED STYLE oF ELLEN TRACY Well-bred sophistication in sensational pure silks by Linda Allard for Ellen Tracy. Brilliant crepe de chine jungle print camp shirt, $162, joins smartly tailored walking shorts, $102, belted with rich reptile, $58. Sleek, simple, yet oh, so powerful long silk blazer, $285, over a jewel neck short sleeved shell, $96, paired with a silk shantung slim skirt, $122. Beautiful glass Chanels add accessory excitement! Bold chain with white cross, $80, and brushed gold chain, $70 by Les Bernard. Clear crystal Chanels, $85, red crystal $75. Both by Swarovski. Stunning tropical jungle print reverses to an exotic animal print in Ellen Tracy's silk crepe de chine supremely stylish jacket, $375. Underneath a sleek silk blend v-neck surplice short sleeve sweater, $122, paired with a smashing long skirt, $235. Sizes 2-16, P,S,M,L. Hand crafted red quartz pendant, $68, and matching earrings, $62, by Dizan. j

ssENTIAls... AssESSING THE ALTERNATIVES Artistic wizardry with an eye for elegance, Jeanne Marc offers the perfect fashion balance. Stylish fitted, elastic back jacket in a cotton sateen twin print, $186, tops smart and softly gathered pants with a quilted cummerbund, $148. Underneath, a geometric short sleeved

ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES WITH A FEMININE TWIST Polished gentility in related separates from Eleanor Brenner. Stylized walking jacket in a butter and black luxury wool blend shadow plaid, $320. Black/yellow pin stripe wool blend pants are fully lined, $184, and black sutash smartly trims the butter 100% silk blouse, $150. All in sizes 2-1 4. intrigue $43.

vid golfer Chuck Van Gundy, owner of Pro Golf Discount, displays Palm Springs ASW irons featuring dynamic gold shafts. The Palm Springs Tour Series woods also feature dynamic gold shafts. They represent the newest technology in perimeter weighting. The Sun Mountain Eclipse golf bag is lightweight nylon with full-length club dividers, built in bag stand and lots of storage space. Chuck is wearing a 100 percent cotton shirt, made for comfort and style by Head Sportswear. The golf slacks, which come in a variety of colors, are a cotton blend by Pacific Coast. Chuck's visor is by Titleist Golf Glove; his shoes are by Foot Joy. All can be found at Pro Golf Discount.

et Manalo is wearing the latest in summer sailing gear. The O'Neil top is of lycra and neoprene and provides warmth and flexibility, and his nylon quick-dry shorts are by I Dig. Both come in a variety of bright neon colors. The sailboard by Hi Fly is designed for sailboarders of all abilities and a variety of conditions. Some standard features of the Hi Fly line are adjustable foot straps, retractable center board and variable length boom. The sail is available in many colors and sizes, from the simplest to the most technical. All of Jet's equipment is available at Outpost Sunsport.

anya Boehme's buoyancy control device, the Elan B.C., features crisscross strapping, a shorter cut to fit a woman's waist, and sea-spider suspension to hold the tank in place. It comes in coral/gray, red/blue and highvisibility yellow. The pro diver regulator is the top-of-the-line regulator on the market today. Tanya 's Jycra skin, worn for warmth and protection, comes in a variety of colors and one- or two-ply. The coral fins, capri mask and selfdraining snorkel complete Tanya 's scuba gear. All of Tanya 's gear, made buy U.S. Divers, is available at Scuba Colorado.

obin Harper's mountain bike, the Top Gun by Klein, is the ultimate in frame set design and is coupled with a Shimano component group. This bike is geared for the serious mountain bike rider who demands high performance. The colorful Jycra biking shorts by Descente have eight panels for contour fit, and the crop top by Sunbusters comes in an array of exciting colors. The versatile "fanny pack" by Descente can also double as a Walkman holder. The helmet is a lightweight Bell Spectrum. The shoes are Specialized Ultimate bike shoes with stiff soles and ankle support. The Oakley Blades sunglasses come in lots of colors and provide 100 percent ultraviolet and blue light protection. Robin's gloves, by Paramount, are made of lycra with terry tops and leather grips and come in many of colors and sizes. All courtesy of Lee's Cyc/ery.

EUERTS THE GREELEY STAMPEDE Greeley, Colorado June 22 - July 4, 1989 Spanning nearly two weeks, the Stampede has so many events everyone can find something to enjoy. This year, Fort Collins even gets into the act with an overnight Trail Ride starting at Hughes Stadium . As usual , rodeos and a carnival will provide fun and entertainment throughout the celebration , as will pancake breakfasts and dances. Motocross races , a demolition derby and fourwheeler races add excitement, and sports fans will enjoy a softball tourney and sprint races. Bands, horses and floats galore will make up the annual Greeley Independence Stampede Parade, a Fourth of July tradition. For more information contact Mary Wenke at 740-9670.

THIRD ANNUAL PRESIDENT'S BALL Fort Collins Country Club Saturday, July 8, 1989 It's two celebrations in one when the Fort Collins Country Club hosts the President's Ball and marks its 30th anniversary. Guests will be wined and dined with a full-course dinner, and "Gat's Night Out," a contemporary show band , will provide dance music and entertainment. Black tie optional. Members, prospective members and guests are welcome. Call the Country Club at 482-1336 to make reservations or for more information.


in the U.S.} , the show features more than 800 pieces of art created by some 200 artists from across the United States and Canada. Strolling musicians will add to the atmosphere, and a speed-sculpting contest will provide a first-hand look at the creative process. Guests are invited to attend Saturday's "Auction Under the Stars," wh ich is followed by a dance band , champagne and shoulder-to-shoulder chit-chat with the artists. For more information contact Jan McNutt at 669-0625.

THE NEW WEST FEST Fort Collins' First Annual Festival Aug. 18-20, 1989


Fort Collins is gearing up for the first annual citywide festival , held on the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Fort. Businesses, clubs and organizations will sponsor a number of events in such categories as entertainment,


CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS Cheyenne, Wyoming July 21-30, 1989 One of the West's most popular celebrations , Frontier Days offers an action-packed good time with nine rodeos , four parades, three pancake breakfasts and more. Nightly shows feature nationally-known entertainers, including Alabama, K.T. Oslin , Reba McEntire, Ricky Van Shelton , the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band , and George Strait. For more information, call the Ticket Office at 1-800227-6336, open Monday through Friday from 12:30-5 p.m.

SCULPTURE IN THE PARK Loveland's Sixth Annual Sculpture Show and Sale Aug. 12-13, 1989 One of the most distinctive art shows in the country (and the largest sculpture show



sports, music, visual , food and more. Don 't miss these highlights: •

The Junior League's Seventh Annual Terrace and Garden Tour

Old Town's "Concert Under the Stars," featuring The Blenders, The Boxtops and The Drifters

The Historical Society's Cache Ia Poudre Trivia Contest • The Museum 's celebration of the founding of the Fort, complete with a brass band , shooting cannons and more • A triathlon sponsored by the Fort Collins Club and EPIC Sports Center • A performance by the Canyon Concert Ballet, which will also sponsor a children 's carnival A number of booths featuring food , art and other goodies will be set up throughout the weekend , and continuous entertainment will be available in Old Town and Library Park. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 482-3746.

Domes of Distinetion and Heritage ore than a century ago, houses of extravagant styles and splendid designs were built along the streets of Fort Collins. They were constructed by intriguing and successful ranchers, miners, and businessmen. Their families held bean hunts and other social gatherings inside the homes, while their children frolicked outside. The families are gone now, but their houses still remain , creating an immaculate display of historical architecture that provides one of the few remembrances of times long passed. Experience the past as we walk through a number of Fort Collins' most beautiful and historic homes, which have been carefully preserved for generations to come .

The Anderson Douse The two-story clapboard house at 300 S. Howes was one of the most expensive homes bu ilt in 1901 , and it was constructed by a very successful man who was once very poor. After Peter Anderson and his family moved from Norway to Wisconsin , nine-year-old Peter was put to work as a farmer's chore boy. He moved to Fort Collins in 1865, and in 1901 he and his wife, Anna Kraplin , moved into one of the finest homes in town. Their house was built by Thomas Garnick and designed by Fuller. In fact , Fuller entered a design very similar to this one in an architecture contest, where it won second prize . Anderson became a very important, successful , and energetic businessman. He also was involved in farming and in a livestock partnership, and he was director and vice president of the First National Bank. Regarded as a generous man with kind advice, he helped many poor men get b y

back on their feet, Swanson said. However, Anderson 's personal life was less inspiring . He outlived two wives and six children , many of whom died in infancy or early childhood . His last years were spent in poor health and in a wheelchair, and he died around 1927 in California at the age of 82. In 1901 the house was converted into a sixunit apartment. In the early 1970s, according to one of Swanson's historical reviews, many didn 't think the house could be saved , as it looked like a "dilapidated wreck on valuable land ." However, Bill Warren , then 28, became one of three owners of the house and spent more than $150,000 restoring it for his business offices. His goal was to remodel so it would appear much as it once did . Warren installed lampshades and light fi xtures on the inside and moldings (decorative bands of material) on the outside to recreate a 1901 vintage style home. The house still has the original corner fireplace , the ce ram ic tiles surrounding it, and the golden oak stairway. In 1984 Miscio and Stroud Real Estate acquired an interest in the building and remodeled the second floor into its offices. "We reclaimed as much as we could that was practical , but we had to undo some of Bill 's work, and we stripped Bill 's carpet and put new oak floors in ," says Andy Miscio. The house is on the National Register of Historic Sites.

The Avery Douse The elegant Avery House, 328 W. Mountain , may give one the impression that it emerged from a fairy tale. And it is this "storybook" home, so poetically designed, that housed three generations of the Avery family, saw laughing children and catastro-

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built the downtown Avery "block" on North College , Mountain, and Linden. In 1879, Avery and his wife , Sara Edson, moved out of their white house on Mountain and Meldrum and into their newly-built Victorian cottage . Its red and buff sandstone came from the Stout Quarry west of the city where Horsetooth Reservoir is now. The house may ~ave been designed by Avery himself. The home had a basement, an entry room and dining room on the first floor, and a carved oak stairway that led to two bedrooms on the second floor. Its two-foot-thick walls created window sills wide enough for window seats. The stone porch, which extended from the front entrance around to the east side, was one of Avery's innovations. The barn in back had already been built on the property. Around 1882, an extra-large front parlor, a bedroom, a kitchen wing, a maid 's room, and a curving veranda were added. The last addition was completed in 1893 by Harlan Thomas, and it fooled many, according to Evadene Swanson, author of Fort Collins Yesterdays, because it was "beautifully integrated with the old part." The frame construction was added in order to expand the upstairs, Swanson said . It also provided a "pleasant breezeway off the master bedroom. " The addition included a rear parlor, a sewing room upstairs that opened onto a balcony on the east side, a second bathroom and a sleeping porch. Plumbing and electric lights also were installed. "Avery, it seems, liked the rooms in his home to be as spacious as the streets he laid out surrounding it," said the Daughters of Colorado Pioneers in 1979. The stone fountain in the front yard and the gazebo also may have been included by Thomas. In the

The Avery House, 328 W. Mountain, was built in 1879 and looks as if it were the setting for a fairy tale.

phe, was once believed haunted, and today is one of the most unique early structures of Fort Collins still in existence. In 1870, Franklin Avery, a quiet and reserved 30-year-old man, moved to Fort Collins. He was a surveyor, and it is from his planning that Fort Collins displays the wide streets still prevalent today. Wayne Sundberg wrote in his book, Historic Fort Collins, "Probably no man has had as much to do with the development of Fort Collins as F.C. Avery. " Avery became one of the owners of the Northern Hotel, completed in 1905, founded and later became president of the First National Bank, and

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1890s, the distinctive stone tower was added and the barn was replaced with a carriage house. For several years, children filled the house and yard while holiday parties filled the gazebo. In her book, Swanson claimed that in 1888 an ice cream social took place in the yard , which was surrounded by Chinese lanterns. Musical instruments entertained the guests as well. In 1970, Avery's granddaughter recalled the days when the "grownups" would sit in the shade of the summer house while the children played , said the Daughters of the Colorado Pioneers. Likewise , a long-time resident remembered watching Shetland ponies "prancing among the fruit trees. " A tree house once stood in the yard and the family's Saint Bernard once roamed there too .

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••Before the restoration~ it looked ha11nted. The trees were overgrown~ no paint was on the tt•im; it didn~t look vet•y good. They were onee going to teat• it down to •nake t•oon• for parking for the eo11nty h11ildings eat•ly in the 1970s.~~ However, the Avery family apparently had not always known happy times. As reported by a 1980 issue of the Coloradoan, Avery's brother, W.H. Avery, was lethally poisoned in 1890 by his wife , who wanted to marry a man named Frank Millington. Both his wife and Millington we refound not guilty. Another family member, a lawyer, was reported shot to death by a client. In 1917, Avery and his wife moved to California due to Avery's failing health. He died in 1923, and Edgar Avery became the house's new owner. His six children , who often played in the high tree swings , took the house for granted , according to a 1973 issue of the Coloradoan. The carriage house was converted into a residence in 1960 and is now owned by the city. Avery's descendants owned the house until 1962, when it was sold to Dr. Robert Bliss and Dr. R.L. Codd. "By the time the city purchased the house," according to a 1979 issue of the Coloradoan, "it was in bad shape . Dogs had clawed at its oaken door. Weather had eaten an enormous hole in the ceiling of the dining room. The roof and brick and masonry needed help, not to mention the heating , plumbing and lighting . At that time , eight students and six dogs lived in the Avery House."

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finished about a year ago. An original threepiece Honduran Mahogany bedroom set still sits in the guest bedroom . The home now is used for outdoor weddings, receptions , and other publ ic functions . Tours are held all year long on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. When the trolley resumes operation tours also will be held Sundays through October, from 1-3 p.m . Grouptoursalsocan be arranged.

The Fuller Douse The two-story brick house at 226 W. Magnolia was built by a man whose architecture is as flamboyant as his name. In 1880, 22-year-old Montezuma Fuller, a ship builder from Nova Scotia, came to Fort Collins to pursue architecture. The open land offered him a just cause to build here. With no formal architectural training , he soon became the first architect in Fort Collins and would later become the best known . He designed and/or built 74 structures in Fort Collins, including residences, churches and schools, and many of them are still standing. The original First National Bank, the original Fort Collins High School , and the German Congregational Church are examples of his work. According to Swanson , Fuller's family members sometimes called him Monti and described him as pink-cheeked , robust, tall, friendly, and a respected citizen . In 1890 Fuller designed his extravagant house characterized by Queen Anne and Eastlake Vic-


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torian styles. It features shingled gables, tinted windows , decorative brick banding , a decorative porch, and tall chimneys. The chimneys on both sides of the house were used to eliminate exhaust from the hot water heating system. There were no fireplaces. Gary Hixon , whose interior design business is now located in the home , says Fuller's second wife did not appreciate the house and Fuller later built her a new one on Shields and Mountain. Fuller died in 1925 at age 66 following an operation for stomach cancer. His house was rented out around 1918 before being sold to the Glasgow family, who lived in the house until the late 1960s. In 1976, Hixon and his wife , Carol, bought the house and began to renovate it. Their first task involved evacuating its attic of bats. "That was the fun thing about the house," Hixon says . Their only alteration of the floor plan was the conversion of an upper bathroom into a storage room . Hixon repainted the house with its original colors of black and gold , and he added a new room , replaced the wallpaper, and carpeted the floors. No windows were removed, and the backyard was converted into a parking lot. "The inside and outside are the same structurally as it was ," says Hixon. A 1981 issue of the Review stated , "the Hixons spent a good deal of time and money on a restoration that has returned the house to much of its original splendor. Montezuma Fuller certainly would look with favor on the present condition of his handiwork. " The Hixons were honored in 1981 by the Fort Collins Historic Society for their efforts. Most of the original light fixtures were light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, says Hixon. Two of them are still hanging, one in the parlor and one in the closet. In the lower bathroom remains a water closet, complete with wooden lid , that is operated by pulling a chain. The initials of Fuller's son Graham are etched on one of the stones in the front walk, and on the bricks of the front of the house, the names of the Fuller kids' friends are penciled in as well, one of which is Olive Walker. The Fuller House is on the National Register of Historic Sites.

The Douse of Mayors The red and brick sandstone house at 202 Remington resembles a tiny castle. Constructed in 1885 by a man named Lars Kemoe , it became known as the "House of Mayors." Its architecture is of Richardson Romanesque style. In 1872 Charles Andrews came to Fort Collins , made a fortune in ranching , and became vice president of the Poudre Valley Bank. In 1889 he bought the unfinished house and hired Fuller to complete it. Andrews added a carriage house and stables


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in back of the house, where several Shetland ponies were kept. A high black iron fence surrounded the yard . Jesse Harris, an importer and breeder of horses from Scotland who later became mayor, bought the house in 1894. In 1899, Dr. P.J. McHugh , a leading physician , became the home 's owner, and he converted the carriage house into a private hospital for his patients. In 1892 he married Lerah Stralton , who was the first white female born in Fort Collins. McHugh became mayor in 1902 and died in 1920. The hospital was remodeled into an office building for doctors. The house then was passed to several owners, including real estate broker Steven Vanlear. The house is on the National Register of Historic Sites .

The Bouton Douse The Victorian house at 113 N. Sherwood sits away from the street, not readily noticeable but worthy of recognition . In 1872 Judge Jay Bouton came to Fort Collins from New York with his invalid brother. Bouton became a prominent jurist, built the first business building on College Avenue , and in 1880 established the first kindergarten west The castle-/ike home at 202 Remington was started in 1885 and later completed by Montezuma Fuller.

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A Distorieal Look at Arehiteetural Design in Fort Collins When Fort Collins got its start in 1864 as a military camp called Camp Collins, the only homes that lined the roads were log cabins and farm and ranch houses. In 1872, the Agricultural Colony developed, bringing in a multitude of settlers who began building a new and larger town. Soon, small wood frame cottages began cropping up along College Avenue and south of Old Town, but more distinctive styles like those of the Gothic Revival, ltalianate and Mansard Roof styles also were evident. The Gothic Revival style was introduced around 1830 and remained popular until the end of the Civil War. It attracted the attention of many architects because of its picturesque appearance- one that could easily blend in with mountainous settings. II emphasizes spires, elevated arches, gables, towers and arched windows. The llalianate style (1870- 90) was inspired by the "breezy openness" of Italian villas. It was a local favorite, involving "romantic" features such as towers and bay windows. The Mansard Roof style (1852 -1870), named for the Second Empire reign of Napoleon Ill, is characterized by Its high roof, dormer windows and small entry porches. During the mid-1800s Fort Collins grew slowly. Little additional building was done once the settlers of the Agricultural Colony had houses to live in. But in 1877, when the Colorado Central Railroad connection reached Fort Collins, a more elaborate architecture emerged, involving the construction of more masonry houses and the use of popular metal building fronts. Examples of this architecture are the Queen Anne and Richardson Romanesque styles. The Queen Anne style was originally inspired by medieval English country cottages. II features irre.gular roof lines, gables , massive chimneys , and dormer and bay windows. It is a highly decorative style that often involves the combining of colors and textures. The Richardson

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of St. Louis . He later made kindergarten part of the state public school system . In 1885 Bouton , whose name originally was Boughton , hired John Davis to build his house. The completed house would be a "handsome ornament to that part of town ," the Courier reported . The home also was viewed as one of the most impressive in the city. Harlan Thomas, who designed it, combined many styles and incorporated decorative designs in the woodwork and trim throughout the house, which featured striking colors of lemon, red and brown for the trim . A stable was added in 1904. Bouton 's daughter Aureli , Swanson said , held a party in 1897 that featured a bean hunt. "The beans were hidden from the garret to the cellar. The young ladies were given silk bags to collect the beans they found . At 10 p.m., the young men were auctioned off for partners , some bringing as high as 80 beans!" A "95 ," signifying the year the house was built, is carved above the entrance of the house, which is now occupied by the Taylor family. It is on the National Register of Historic Sites.

The Arthur Douse The handsome two-story brick house at 334 E. Mulberry was once the home of a respected and well liked gold miner. At 14

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one of the noblest and most charming of men who loved his home and his friends . Romance touched his life as well. In 1855, he met Mary Kelley in Michigan , and the two formed an attachment that lasted long after he was forced to leave her and venture west to seek his fortune . Twelve years after their first meeting, they were reunited, and they married in 1870. They moved into the Queen Anne style home in 1882. The architects, Nickols and Can man , had promised to make his home one of the finest in Fort Collins , Swanson said .

••The beans we1•e hidden from the garret to the eellar. The young ladies were given silk bags to eolleet the beans they found. At I 0 p.m.~ the young men were auetioned off for partners~ some bringing as high as 80 beans%~~ "James B. Arthur was a money maker," said one historian in 1978. "He was shrewd , far-seeing and bold ." "In the early days , Mr. Arthur was known as 'Gentleman Jim ' because of his uniform courtesy of manner and neatness of appearance ," said a 1905 issue of the Fort Collins Express. He also was regarded as

"The house is beautifully located on a slight prominence , granting a fine sight of the mountain range and Longs Peak on one hand and a comprehensive view of the Poudre and its verdant fields on the other," reported the Courier. The inside of the house featured sliding doors, mantels of Tennessee marble and a




years of age James Arthur left Ireland and traveled by himself to Pennsylvania, where he became involved in steam boating . When a financial disaster halted the industry, Arthur left the state and journeyed to Colorado by ox team , where he had heard reports of rich gold finds . He began mining at Gregory Gulch, and later became one of the owners of Arthur Ditch , which runs through the Colorado State University campus. He made a fortune in the cattle business, became director and vice president of the Poudre Valley Bank, and served as mayor.



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throes of death .. .The entire community is stricken with sorrow for the loss it has sustained in the death of Senator Arthur and all hearts are filled with sympathy for his bereaved companion. " Mary lived in the house until she died in 1919. It then became the Sigma Chi fraternity in 1922 for nine years , and later passed through several owners who used the house for their offices. In 1977 Tedd Gatteau began renovating the house for his firm, Gatteau Realtors Ltd . The house was repainted and remolded , and a parking lot was added. Gatteau supplied the inside with antique furnishings from auctions and shops throughout the area. He also covered

black walnut staircase . In 1890, according to Swanson , Arthur gave a party for 70 men. Afterwards , when Mary and her helpers served refreshments, a commotion of bells and whistles arose outside. The men 's wives were holding signs that said , "Give me back my hubby," "Where is my wandering boy tonight," and "Who'll take care of my baby now?" The women later fled. Arthur died in 1905 at age 70 . "While sitting in his easy chair listening to his wife as she opened and read the day's mail ," the Courier said , "his head fell backward and his breathing became irregular. Mrs. Arthur went to his side only to find that he was in the

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hiropractors are into pain like the "Ghost Busters" were into ghosts. They want to get rid of it. One look at the Yellow Pages under chiropractors proves this: "Are You In Pain?" "Relief Now. " "Don 't Suffer Needlessly." Promises of relief jump out at you from each ad. All you have to do is pick up the phone and request a consultation . Relief from back pain and headaches is the chiropractor's forte . More people swear by them than swear at them , but chiropractors wince slightly when you ask them about "cracking backs" to relieve pain . Chiropractors think of themselves as health care professionals to be put in the same category as medical doctors and dentists. A sign in Dr. Robert Folbrecht's Chiropractic Center sums up what chiropractors consider their place in the health care system. "Medicine treats the disease a person has. Chiropractic treats the person who has the disease." Dr. Aaron Koepp , a graduate of the Northwestern College of Chiropractic, defines chiropractic somewhat differently. "Chiropractic restores balanced function to the nervous system because the function of the nervous system is to control and coordinate all the other tissue systems." Since the spinal cord is the main traffic or communication center of the body, chiropractors tend to concentrate their work.on spinal problems or maladjustments, which niay or may not cause pain. Chiropractic is a relatively new disciplineonthe health care scene. D. D. Palmer founded chiropractic in 1895, and his son, B. J. Palmer, carried on research to substantiate his father's findings . Though new techniques and therapies are currently used, most chiropractors stay close to the ideas on treating spinal subluxations (misalignments) first taught at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa. A spinal subluxation occurs when any of the 24 vertebrae in the spine are out of place or out of alignment. This in turn causes pressure against the nerve tissue that makes up the spinal cord , thereby impeding communication from the brain to the other parts of the body. The end result is a reduction in the body's capability to repair or heal itself and to function in top form. After analysis of the problem , chiropractors adjust the alignment of the vertebrae to renew the natural flow of nerve energy.


Roger Craig , a running back with the San Francisco Forty-Niners, uses chiropractors regularly in his training program . According to an Associated Press report, Craig says , "The body is like a car. You 've got to give it a maintenance check. If you don't, it's going to run like a piece of you know what." That's an attitude chiropractors would like to see more often . To keep a body in good running condition, chiropractors work on two main areas: the first/second vertebrae , where the medulla oblongata (middle brain) meets the spinal cord , and the specific areas of pain , which can be anywhere in the body. The medulla oblongata is especially important because it is the area that controls breathing, blood circulation , and the other functions of the autonomic nervous system . Dr. Edward Farinelli, whose practice concentrates on subluxations of the first two cervical vertebrae (the first two vertebrae in the neck) , likes to think in terms of life force . Says Farinelli , "The right side of the brain crosses over to the left side of the body at the brain stem , so the medulla oblongata is the center of life in the body. Since all nervous system communication goes through the C1 and C2 , the first two cervical vertebrae are the most important. " Other chiropractors don't necessarily disagree with the importance the first two cervical vertebrae play in maintaining optimum health , but some like to add other therapies to the basic chiropractic adjustment. Says Koepp, "Light, sound and heat are physiologic agents that can speed the healing time of the body's tissues. The important thing is to help the patient gain health and/or function as fast as possible. " Dr. Morihiko Wakita, a Palmer College graduate, likes to combine chiropractic with acupressure because he feels the two disciplines complement each other and help the patient improve faster. Chiropractors generally have strong feelings on usefulness of different techniques, and they often develop a unique style of treatment. However, those interviewed forth is article are hesitant to criticize their peers. They are more concerned with distancing chiropractic from modern , M.D.type medicine. Said Folbrecht, "Ch iropractic is a conservative treatment, which I think

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is important to use first. Chiropractic has very few side effects, and the patient can still go on to drugs and surgery if chiropractic doesn 't work ." Side effects of chi ropractic treatment tend to be sore muscles after an adjustment is made. Extreme discomfort is not a normal part of chiropractic. In fact , both patients and doctors say the opposite. As Wakita says , "My patients think chiropractic feels so good. " The chiropractic position on drugs is that drugs mask symptoms and often leave the cause of the problem unchanged. Still, many chiropractors will refer a patient to an M.D. for pain killers or muscle relaxants if the situation warrants it. Still, the American tendency to use drugs as a cure-all disturbs chiropractors. "When people take 25 tons of aspirin a year, something must be going on," says Folbrecht. What's going on is a lot of stress , which inhibits our body's abi lity to heal itself. Accord ing to Farinelli , "Ninety-five per"The body is like a car. You've got to give it a cent of the populamaintenance check. If you don't, it's going to tion has upper cervical sublu xarun like a piece of you know what." tions . These are -professional football player Roger Craig often caused by accidents, pollution and stress. People should seek ch iropractors to gain good health because they can eliminate the subluxations that cause ill health ." So what can a chiropractor do for you ? Prevent pain before it happens. Laura* went to a chiropractor each spring for a "tuneup" before she started gardening . "It keeps my back in shape ," she said over and over. Members in her garden club teased her about her "back popper," but she worked in her yard each year until she died in her sleep at age 84. Alleviate pain. Darin* was born with a slight abnormality in his lower back. It was discovered when he was 14, after he shot up to a height of over six feet. Darin began having sporadic bouts of back pain that almost made him double over. The family doctor was mystified when the usual remedies didn 't work, and Darin refused surgery. The M.D. recommended they consult a chiropractor, which they did with some misgivings. Relief from pain was immediate, and regular visits to a chiropractor have enabled Darin to live a comfortable life- as long as he is careful not to lift anything heavy.


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Foster the healing process after surgery. Melissa* was born with a not-so-obvious foot deformity, which wasn 't discovered until she started walking . After surgery, her parents took her to her grandmother's chiropractor, whose adjustments helped her to walk and run as if her foot was normal. In fact, she has fewer sprain problems than anyone else on her soccer team . There's a lot of anecdotal evidence that chiropractic can help reduce pain and restore function . Many people seem to know someone whose back was saved by chiropractic. Research also supports the effectiveness of the discipline , especially in the area of Dr. Robert Folbrecht performs a chiropractic cervical reducing lower back pain . One adjustment. three-year study of on-the-job back injuries showed chiropractic care not only the body. The longer a problem is allowed to reduced lost work time by 75 percent, but develop, the more ingrained it becomes and was 50 percent less expensive than other the harder it is to cure. types of treatment. Another study of 786 paAs a result, the ideal chiropractic patients who had seen a chiropractor for lower tients are young children . First, infants often back pain revealed that 88.7 percent of suffer from sublu xations during birth . Secthem thought the treatments helped . ond , tumbles and falls can cause injuries to Farinelli has been doing some interestthe spine that aren 't always noticed . Folbreing research on chronic fatigue syndrome cht says , "Children are the most fun to work (CFS) over the last two years . He feels CFS with . They respond so much better than isn 't linked to the Epstein Barr virus as many adults with 40 years of problems to overresearchers believe , and he feels he can come." help sufferers with chiropractic. Out of 500 Koepp also thinks there are excellent submissions, his paper, "Recovery from techn iques for treating infants. He is espeChronic Fatigue Syndrome- 70 Case Hiscially encouraged by recent medical re tories," was one of the fifty chosen to be search that indicates Sudden Infant Death read at the 1989 International Conference Syndrome (SIDS) may involve problems in on Spinal Manipulation . The paper was the upper cervical vertebrae . The nerves based on a pilot study , which Farinelli hopes that control breathing are at C4 , C5 and C6. will be the beginning of further independent If a baby suffers a trauma to its back during research. birth, it's possible that pressure on its spinal In spite of numerous anecdotes circulatcord from misaligned vertebrae can cut off ing about how chiropractic ?an help breathing . are a number of misconceptions that 1nh1b1t Working with children is preventive health people's inclinations to seek chiropractic care . If adults visited a chiropractor in the help. Perhaps the most common is that a same way they visit dentists, they could also chiropractor is just a "bone cracker or "back prevent a lot of problems, chiropractors popper." Seve ral of the chiropractors interbelieve. "Too many people wait for a crisis viewed were defensive about th1s public before they think about their health ," says image. They were quick to emphasiz.e that Dr. Scott White . "Since healing comes from chiropractors are health care professionals within , health is a person 's responsibility ." with six years of training (see sidebar for The word about chiropractic is spreadspecific requirements) . . ing. According to the American Chir?practic Other misconceptions the public holds Association, the number of new chiropracabout chiropractic include: tic patients rose 150 percent from 1964 to "Chiropractic is forever and ever and 1984. Some 2,000 new chiropractors graduever." ate each year, and chiropractic has been "Chiropractic is only useful for adults." listed as one of the top ten professions in the "Chiropractic is painful. " U.S. Fort Collins reflects this growth with "Chiropractic is only for pain." over 40 chiropractors working here. While chiropractic does help pain , other When to seek treatment is where the symptoms, such as numbness or tingling , public and the ch iropractors often disagree. can also signal a developing problem . Ninety percent of the public doesn 't seek The chiropractic literature stresses or think about chiropractic care until they health: maintaining proper posture, eating are in pain . In spite of all their ads in the the right foods , avoiding stress, etc . .The Yellow Pages, chiropractors would like to goal of chiropractic is to adjust sublu x at1o~s be seen as part of a regular health maintebefore there is massive tissue damage w1th1n






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n a country and at a time where exercise togs and basketball/softball/aerobic/ jogging shoes run rampant, eating "healthy" has become a conscious effort. Those in the know and on the go realize we no longer battle mysterious viruses of the past. Most of the health problems of today result from lifestyle choices . Half the population is affected by heart disease and related problems. Smoking , high fat/cholesterol diets, alcohol and stress have taken their toll , and experts warn we'll see more health problems unless we adopt a preventive attitude. So, as a thin-conscious society looks hopefully toward the possibility of an increased life span , the topic of the day becomes nutrition, and label reading becomes part of every shopping excursion. Meals turn into a more thought-out process as more and more "Dine to Your Heart's Delight" has a positive and healthy ring to it, and Larimer County diners and restaurants alike are Americans eat responding positively to the program . Although the program is going national, it originated here in Fort Collins through Colorado for health . State's Cooperative Extension, says extension agent Carol Schultz " Dr. Jennifer Anderson did a survey as part of her doctorate, Since 40 then the materials were developed through a grant from the Colorado Beef Council and in cooperation with the American Heart percent of all Association. " Colorado has responded well to the program , with over 140 restaurants in the state participating . Fort Collins has meals are eaten the highest number with 25 restaurants currently under contract. How do the restaurants view the program? Have consumers reaway from sponded to the heart designation? Rob Bisetti , of Bisetti's Italian Restaurant, is unsure if the popularity of their heart menu home, the growitems is any different because of th designation. "We do have people ask, but it's usually because they are under doctor's ing concern for orders and not usually people who are simply health conscious." The restaurant has been in the program for a healthful eating is year and a hall, and although Bisettlls not convinced the designation has boosted popularity, he adds creeping into dining that "we will probably expand those (heart Indicated) Items with the next menu. " out. But how does (Bisetti 's now offers four dinner and four lunch items with hearts.) the consumer know Other restaurant owners, however, feel consumers definitely respond to the designation. Scott McCarthy, what happens in the one of the owners of the Moot House, says , "They are some of our more popular Items and kitchen without an onpeople ask about them ." And aHer four months In the program McCarthy feels his restaura_nt has benefitted. the-spot inspection? If it's "I think It has Impacted sales on these items. " (The Moot House currently offers grilled , does that mean a 10 lunch and 6 dinner heart items.) Rayno Seaser, owner of The Egg and I, shares McCarthy's flat top grill where grease is enthusiasm. The Egg and I offers 13 entrees that qualify for a heart. "They are becoming very popular," allowed to sit on the meat? Seaser says , adding that popularity has increased, " especially in the last six months. What goes in the sauces? Is More customers are becoming aware . They ask If we use products that have cholesterol. " food salted during cooking? Seaser's establishment was approved five months ago, and the hearts recently From a practical standpoint, pawent on the menu. Some adjustments in both recipes and preparation were trons can 't traipse in and out of resnecessary, he says. "We changed our menu and added Egg Beaters. taurant kitchens , riddling staff with I've been in the egg business since 1983 and questions. Yet these concerns are cerit's the first time I've done this. I've always resisted that change but I'm tainly valid . And, thanks to Colorado really glad I made that changeover. " State 's Cooperative Extension and the So , as Schultz and the Heart Association continue their American Heart Association of Colorado, some work, more and more hearts will appear throughout of the guesswork is being removed . From the the county, the state and the nation. posh dining of the Prime Minister, to the unpretentious atmosphere and meat and potatoes fare of 路the Hauf Brau , and even to the breakfast/lunch/dinner shtick of Perkins, the health-conscious eating-out crowd has some thoughtful choices. Tiny red hearts on the menu show heart healthy dishes that are part of the "Dine to Your Heart's Delight" program. The hearts assure the consumer that the indicated dishes are low in fat, cholesterol and calories and are "sodium controlled. " The hearts are not just randomly



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placed at the restaurant owner's discretion: a fairly involved process comes before placement of the heart on the menu, according to Larimer County Extension Agent Carol Schultz. As the administrator of the program in Larimer County, Schultz contacts the restaurant owner/manager and introduces them to the program . "After the initial contact, I sit down with the manager or chef. They don 't have to give out secret ingredients and we don 't try to tell them what they have to do. It's up to them. I ask a few questions and then make out a guideline sheet," she explains. Two major issues involve serving size and the content of sauces. Beef must be at least 85 percent lean and no larger than 6 oz . cooked (8 oz. raw) . Chicken must be skinless. To qualify, sauces must be made with polyunsaturated margarine and skim or low fat milk. Seasonings also are considered, with salt and MSG on the undesirable side . After a discussion with restaurant staff, Schultz fills out guideline sheets. "I only make out a sheet on those things I'm sure can make it. For instance, if it's fried , it's automatically out. " The restaurant also must offer a minimum of four menu items in order to qualify for the program . Once that requirement is met and the guideline sheets are filled out, the information is sent to the American Heart Association , where a dietician re-

views and approves the items. A contract listing those dishes that qualify is then sent to the restaurant. By signing the contract the restaurant agrees to the established requirements and promises to display the table tents provided by the Heart Association . The restaurant must contact the Heart Association if any changes are made in the qualifying items. After a year, the restaurant is contacted to see if they want to remain in the program and if any changes have occurred. Schultz says she 's had an enthusiastic response from area restaurants , and for good reason, she believes. "The program gives them two credits-Colorado State Cooperative Extension and the American Heart Association. Everybody knows those two names. Second , there's no charge in the program the first year. The second year, they have to pay for replacement materials, but that cost is minimal. And third, she explains, follow-up research has shown up to a ten-fold increase in sales of menu items marked with a heart. Schultz is pleased with the program because it fits the goals of Cooperative Extension . "We believe in prevention. Instead of waiting until you have a heart attack, eat healthy first and prevent it," she says. The program not only supports this, it is part of an educational process for the community, Schultz adds. "We could reach

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''Who wants to change the American standard of living to one income, an apartment, and bus tokens? Most people want to live the American dream - a house, an education for the children, a car, and health insurance." Congresswoman Pat Schroeder "The new government statistic haunting America is that young women in school today are five times more likely to be the sole support of their families than young men," says Congresswoman Pat Schroeder. "This is shocking." Not only is it disturbing, but Schroeder also says it means the most pressing issue for women right now is the economy. The question for young women is how to get through school and not be bankrupt. A young mother or a single parent asks how she can afford the lifestyle she would like to live. An older woman, a divorcee, or a widow faces the challenges of no pension and possible poverty. "It all goes back to economic status one way or another, " Schroeder says. Patricia Scott Schroeder, Democrat, represents the First Congressional District of Colorado . She was elected in 1972 and reelected eight times. Schroeder is the most senior woman in Congress, and the Dean of the Colorado Congressional Delegation. She has served in the House leadership as a Democratic Whip since 1978, and in a 1988 Gallup Poll she was rated one of the six most respected women in America. As Schroeder reiterates, women's issues are economic issues. She says women are taking minimum wage jobs because they need to work. "The lack of progress that has been made on equal pay for equal work is disappointing. Women are the fastest growing poverty group in America- the real young ones with children and the real old ones." Another problem: as the price of college increases, women haveamoredifficulttime financially staying in school. Many of the solutions to these issues Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, who believes are challenging. Schroeder believes the women 's issues are economic issues, visited the federal government can help people by Stone Lion Book Store March 10 to promote her giving them choices. Encouraging employers to take a more active part in child book, Champion of the Great American Family. care, or allowing tax exemptions on funds used to start new child-care centers that meet certain standards, are initial steps to alleviate these problems. "Then, a family has a choice of different options, rather than placing their child wherever they can find an opening ," says Schroeder. Every three months, on aver;age, the typical American family has a child-care crisis, such as losing a sitter or a slot at a day care center. That is very "traumatizing " for a normal family in the workplace, says Schroeder. However, Schroeder believes "the government's job is not to tell the family where to take their children, but to show them their options . The parents choose what fits best into their situation: day care homes, centers, or with employers. " Another pressing issue is family medical leave. "We are the only place on this planet, except South Africa, where a person can be fired for having a baby. That does not make any sense . Family medical leave gives a person protection ," says Schroeder. In her new book, Champion of the Great American Family, she combines her personal experiences with policy ideas. She addresses the problems families face and how they can be


solved. The most important concept she wants to convey is the "Leave It to Beaver/Norman Rockwell" family is no longer the norm in America. "That is probably only seven percent of America. To pretend that this family is the norm, to make assumptions, and then to write laws is dangerous," says Schroeder. She believes changes must be made for the family. "We ought to make our laws based on reality and not on nostalgia. The real American family is financially under a lot of pressure, and we have to change the priorities like other countries have." Schroeder says changes also must be made in the areas of tax-code discrimination against families, family choices in quality child care, domestic violence and childhood abuse, pensions for the aging, funding for elderly parents' health care, insurance, and education, and the different areas that affect the family . What is the state of the family in the future? "It is going to get tougher and tougher. We do not want to redefine the American dream, which is still a home, car, college education , health insurance. The price of that package increases faster than inflation . Consequently, in more families both husband and wife are working, and the pressure gets greater. " In 1987, Schroeder considered the quest for the presidency of the United States. Is she considering running again? "At this point, I am working in Congress. A couple years from now, I might take another hard look at it. I don't know." Schroeder is co-chairwoman of the Congressional Caucus for Women 's Issues and the House Armed Services Task Force on Defense Burden Sharing. She sits on the House Armed Services Committee ; the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families; the House Judiciary Committee ; and the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee, whose Subcommittee on Civil Service she chairs. Schroeder loves what she does because "I really like people. " What keeps her going? "Snickers bars and coffee." Her son , Scott, a 1988 graduate of Georgetown University, and her daughter, Jamie, a student at Princeton University, are supportive and encourag- . ing of her. Schroeder lives in Denver and in Washington , D.C. , maintaining two households with the help of her attorney husband, Jim. She concludes, "Jim and I are never bored. We give to each other 'wings , not things. "'

Sandy Cowan 's work has appeared in several national, regional, and focal publications. She fives with her husband and children in Fort Coffins, and she has a strong interest in people and politics.

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IF YOU GO ... Consider traveling in the summer when the gardens are in bloom . Autumn is an equally beautiful time to visit and perhaps less congested. London or Manchester make excellent arrival points for a tour of English gardens. Starting as low as $736.00 per person roundtrip (plus tax) from Denver, several airlines offer a great variety of airfare options. Manchester, a bit farther north and more in the center of the country, is a particularly good starting point If your plans call for touring Central England. You need a valid passport to travel to England; however, you shouldn't have a problem with the language. Whenever your travels take you to England, be sure to Include the stately gardens on your itinerary. A stroll in a park-like setting with flowers in full bloom might be the interruption your busy, activity-packed excursion needs.

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rom the 16th century on , as the age of exploration and discovery opened new trade routes and brought new products into Britain , the British took the lead in botany and gardening , developing new plants and horticultural techniques and arranging old plants in new ways . Originally, the British preferred the formal gardens now best represented in France. In the 17th century the use of flower beds and the development of the art of topiary (clipping evergreens into shapes, often of mythical animals) reached its height. Then , in the 18th century , many of these gardens were replaced with informal , natural parkland gardens, the prototype of today's typically English garden. This style of garden is often found in great country estates, and the gardens are sometimes open when the house they honor is not. A number of techniques give English gardens a fascination all their own : the use of water in cascades , fountains and reflecting pools ; the practice of espalier, (training a tree or shrub to grow flat against a wall or trellis) ; the protection of gardens by ha-has (ditches that are invisible from the garden but prevent entry from the public side); and knot gardens, mazes and a variety of other artistic expressions. Above all , the English know what to do with flowers . Whether in a simple country garden or as a bank of flowers in front of a house , whether a floral clock (as in Edinburgh) or a superb rose garden (as in Queen Mary's Garden in Regent's Park in London) the display of flowers and flowering shrubs will be superb in the summer. The following are some of the more interesting English gardens. • Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent. Probably the finest Italian garden in Britain, it features topiary chessman , a maze, cascades , a huge lake and a moat. • Stourhead, Mere, Wiltshire . Th is Palladian house features Chippendale furniture , but the real attraction is the finest landscaped garden in Britain. • Bicton Gardens, East Bedleigh, Devon. Italian in design , the garden features monkey puzzle trees , palm and cacti houses, a collection of pines and a garden of North American shrubs. The principal garden was designed by Le Notr of Versailles fame . • Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon. Th is large modern garden has fine statuary (including works by the well known Henry Moore) , Irish yews and a cultural center. • Syon Park, Brentford, on the Thames. Accessible from London by Green Line Buss, the park is a permanent exhibition , shop and showplace for gardeners. The Gardening Centre, which presents flower shows and seminars and expositions on gardening , also is located here. • East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton, Somerset. The 15th century house has a garden of particular interest to those botanically knowledgeable , as it attempts to contrast leaf and texture in unusual ways . • Packwood House, Hockley Heath, Warwickshire. The most unusual topiary garden in Britain represents the Sermon on the Mount. • Compton Wynyates, Banbury, Warwickshire. This exceptional Tudor house has an impressive topiary garden .


Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire. A National Trust Property, this Palladian house in a park of 1,300 acres has a herd of red deer and a fine , formal Dutch garden. Muncaster Castle, Muncaster, Cumberland. The castle contains a fine col lection of furniture , but the point of a visit is the extensive garden, with the azaleas in spring , roses in summer and magnificent views of the mountains from the terrace . Trengwainton Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. The garden has a fine view of the sea and is famous for its subtropical plants, especially magnolias. Compton Acres, Poole, Dorset. Each of seven gardens are done in different styles. The Roman , Japanese and heath gardens are outstanding, and valuable marble and bronze statuary abound. Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset, eight miles south of Bath . The garden has a bit of everything: statuary, fountains , water, terraces, orangery, orchards and avenues. The work of Sir Edwin Lutyens , it is probably his best.

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Margareth Merrill reads the newly reprinted book The Avery House Collection in the parlor of the charming Avery House at 328 West Mountain Avenue. Her lovely, full-length cotton lace trimmed dress was worn by her grandmother for afternoon tea in the early 1900s.

ashion preferences from Margareth Merrill , community volunteer and Lydias Style gracious Model Volunteer of the Month . Margareth was born in Denver in 1926. Her father was a structural engineer for the government and the family moved often . "We lived in quite a few places and I went to ten different schools. It was quite interesting and I met a lot of people we still correspond with ," she says. After her father retired in the early 50s , the family returned to Denver and Margareth attended the University of Colorado. In 1953, she married Gil , a graduate of the University of Colorado medical school. After serving in the Armed Services, the Merrills returned to Denver and Gil joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in the Radiology Department. Between 1955 and 1964, they had five girls. Wanting to raise their fami ly in a smaller, safe r community, Margareth and Gil moved to Fort Collins in 1969. She kept very busy being involved in the many activities of their five girls . She is proud that Wendy graduated from the University of Colorado and Caroline, Laura, Susanne and Diane graduated from Colorado State University . Margareth and Gil love spending time with their three grandchildren , and , since Gil's retirement one year ago , they have enjoyed traveling together. Mar-


gareth especially enjoys needlecraft and most anything that involves restoration and preservation of history. "I enjoy history so I like very much doing what I do at the Avery House. This is my ninth year as a volunteer. There is just a comfortable feeling about the Avery House . It's not too pretentious a home ... it depicts a period and a lifestyle in Ft. Collins ," she says . As a past president and board member, Margareth remains very active as a guild member of the Poudre Landmarks Foundation . "This non-profit foundation was organ ized for the purpose of restoring and furn ishing the Avery House," she says . "It is so important that we preserve the Avery House and others so that we have visual evidence of our past. " Margareth is an 18-year member of Victorian Questers , a group interested and active in historic preservation. Currently, they are working on furnishing Boxelder School located on the grounds of the museum complex. Margareth is also active on the board of the Friends of the Gustafson Gallery, a gallery at Colorado State University featuring a collection of more than 6,000 articles of clothing and 500 textiles. As a dedicated volunteer and community supporter, Margareth Merrill is an exemplary role model and Lydia 's Style is proud to feature her as our Model Volunteer of the Month.

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