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Working at home is the latest trend . Local business people tell how they make their home office work for them.

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DEPARTMENTS O N T H E C O VE R A magnificent Estes Park Alpine mountain view serves as the perfect background for fall fashion classic s. Soft, feather corduroy , elasti c bac k red skirt,$69 , novelty Scottish motif black sweat er ve st , $99 , by Eagles Eye , and this sea son 's important wh ite pl aid trimmed shirt, $43, by Northern Isles. Sporty tartan detachable stirrup pants , $69 , team up with red moc k turtle , $15 , and shetland wool cardigan embellished with scenic appiques , and crocheted flowers, $129, by Eagles Eye. Whimsical country school look from Sharon Young featu res rayon challis soft pleat skirt, $88, white shirt with green trim and button covers, $96, and charming school motif vest, $122. Fash ions court es y of The Blossom , Estes Park. On location at a breathtaking Windcliff home in Estes Pa rk , Colorado. Fashion photography by John Forgach.

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ADVERTISING SALES Vicki Albertson 223-0555 Diane Dill 225-9661 Lydia Dody 226-4838 Cathie May 493-0634 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Sandra Cowan Donna Lock Lydia Dody Steven Olson Mary Herrick Linda Roesener Carol Ann Hixon Ashley Ryan Libby James Carey Stevanus Gary Kimsey Judy Varco Phil Walker ART DIRECTOR Kari Armstrong DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ADS and The Production Company STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER John Forgach FASHIONS, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES Annie's Country Store, Loveland Ben elton BJ 's, Estes Park The Blossom , Estes Park Carriage House, Greeley The Collection Colorado Classics Maurine's Fashion Center The Original Beanblossom , Ltd. , Estes Park Satin Filly Select Furs, Estes Park Stage Western , Estes Park Village Store, Estes Park HAIR DESIGN AND MAKE-UP DESIGN Headlines of the Rockies: Phyllis Thode Pat Shannon Donna Bairy Fort Tress, Estes Park: Mary Darracott Richard Mariani NAIL TECHNICIAN The Nail Parlour: Lynnette Davis THANK YOU FOR ON-LOCATION COURTESIES One West Contemporary Art Center The Whilden Residence , Windcliff, Estes Park Lydia 's Style Magazine is a seasonal publication directmailed and delivered to homes and businesses in Colorado and Wyoming four limes a year. Additionally, one annual issue, Fort Collins Style, focuses on business, leisure, and lifestyle. Subscriptions to five (5) issues for out of lown readers are available for $12.00. Copies are also delivered to medical facilities , clubs, banks, professional and cily offices. Publication schedule: Spring - March Fall - August Business Annual- May Holiday- November Summer -Jun e For ad rates , subscription information, changes of address, or correspondence, contact: Lydia 's Style Magazine, Inc. P.O. Box 270625 Fort Collins, Colorado 80527 (303) 226-6400 Fax (303) 226-6427 © 1993 Lydia 's Style Magaz ine . All Right s reserved. Reproduction without permission from 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, Inc.

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MEET THE MODELS B.J. Hanson. Co-owner of The Original Beanblossoms Ltd ., she also markets Discrene Breast Prosthesis. Wife of Garry and mother of Erik Lee, 28 and Lisa Lee, 26. In her spare time she enjoys spinning, drying wildflowers, snowshoeing, and skiing. "I had so much fun and it was great working with such great people. I think Estes Park was well represented by the models - very nice, neat people. This experience brought out the "ham" in me and I'd love to do it again." Helene Ault. Co-owner and manager of The Original Beanblossoms Ltd., wife of Bob and mother to Mark, 30 and Kirk 28. She enjoys reading and walking. "It is always a pleasure to work with Lydia and Diane. There is so much time and T.L.C. that goes into the fashion shoot. It has been interesting to see the entire procedure. Usually I send the clothes out and several days later they come back. Now I know what happens to them in-between. I enjoyed the whole experience." Sarah Belleau. Vice-president of Beanie Apparel Ltd. , Sarah is an early childhood special education teacher at Putnam Elementary School and occupational therapist. Married to Jerry and mother of Nick, 11 and Elizabeth, 7, she enjoys time with family and friends, and rollerblading, reading and antiquing. "The team of professionals, helped to make this a delightfully fun experience. Beautiful scenery added an extra flair! Terrific fun!" Anne Beanblossom Foltz. President of The Beanie Apparel Ltd. and owner of The Beanie and The Blossom . Anne is married to Ross and mother of Craig, 39, Mary, 37, Sarah, 36, Louise, 32, and Amy, 26. Her interests include the joy of living in Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park, antiques, reading , Christian fellowship and music. "Diane and Lydia are wonderful to work with -completely professional. Mary and Richard, the make-up and hair styling artists were so creative. I felt like a pampered woman. Everyone was absolutely wonderful and I had the special joy of modeling with my two daughters, Sarah and Amy." Amy Stevens. Fashion merchandiser married to John and mother of Tyler, 2. Her interests are family and friends, skiing, shopping, traveling and women 's fashions. "The staff from Lydia's was extremely pleasant to work with. The scenery was breathtaking. Family closeness is important to me, therefore having the pleasure of modeling with my mother and sister was an occasion to be long remembered." Debbie Holgorsen. Co-owner Stage Western Family Clothing . Wife of Paul and mother to Jessica, 9, and Patricia, 8. Her interests include music, reading , church activities and family time. "I enjoyed this experience very much. Everyone was very helpful and professional , yet lots of fun ." Kathryn Sjulin Lonowski. Lawyer at Sommermeyer , Wick, Dow and Campbell. Kathy is married to Wayne and mother of Sarah Land , 4 and David Paul , 15 months . She is a community volunteer, and enjoys traveling , read ing, gardening and especially family time. "What a unique experience. I loved the attention to detail and the energy level of the professionals on the shoot was amazing. Lydia and her team are a class act. The clothes were a treat and I enjoyed meeting the retai lers." Maureen Malmgren. Retired fashion director and wife of Robert. Mother of 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Her hobbies include travel, fashion, international cooking, dancing, fitness and French studies. "Great fun -great people. Very well organized. I always love working in my field of fashion and enjoy having time in retirement to do it as a hobby. Lydia and the people from Style really looked after us - a fun day I"


Terry McNeal. Public Relations Director at Markley Motors. Married to Chuck and mother of Phill ip, 10 and Anna, 8. She enjoys sailing , tennis and volunteering . "What a treat! I feel like I won the washer-dryer combo on Queen For A Day. I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to take advantage of it. It's hard to believe so much hard work goes into a publication that's such a pleasure to read. " Lee Pruskauer. Owner of Select Furs and Leather Connections Inc. in Estes Park with her husband Steve. "Having done a catalog of our own for several years, I am well aware of the effort involved in producing a great finished product. Lydia and Diane made us "non-professio nals" feel very photogenic , and the results are always professional. The whole day was comfortable and it was great working with such congenial people." Brad Dement. Estes Park real estate broker whose interests include antique cars, ultralight aircraft and antiques. "I truly enjoyed the chance to share a small part of our Estes Park mountain setting with our Ft. Collins neighbors. Seeing our Estes Park friends looking and feeling their best is always a treat." Carol Cunningham. Married to Don and mother of Craig, Cathy and Donna. Carol is a sculpture artist. Her hobbies include riding, gardening and cooking. "This was a lot of fun. Nice people to work with. Very kind and patient. I liked the people best. Everything was very well done." Katie Webermeier. Buyer/manager apparel department, at the Village Store, Katie is wife of Scott and mother of Laura Kate, 10, John, 8, Whitney, 5, and Peter, 2. She enjoys spending good quality time with her family. "I loved having someone else do my hair and make-up for me in painstaking fashion. My regiment at home is about ten minutes. I was flattered to be a part of the shoot. I have a greater appreciation for what Lydia and her staff go through to put the magazine together. It was a fun, memorable experience. Thank you for including me." Leonean Harrison. Married to William and mother to Diane, 35 she is a housewife. Her hobbies include antiques, decorating and hiking . "Such fun. Meeting the people and enjoying the beautiful setting. I enjoyed it very much." Lanier Whilden. Married to Wade and mother of Wade Jr. , 25 and Elizabeth, 23. Lanier serves on the board of the Houston Eye Associates Foundation and Houston Public Television. She also enjoys skiing, rock climbing , hiking and rollerblading. "Modeling with this group was a great experience. We had such fun together. Some of us stayed around all day even though we were through because we hated to miss the fun. The Style staff was great and very professional. They were observent of the smallest detail. Thanks a million ." David G. Taylor. President and CEO of the First National Bank of Estes Park. Husband of Cheryl and father of Leigh , 16 and Laura, 10. He enjoys family afternoons in Rocky Mountain National Park. "After regreting then agreeing to participate, I must admit this was a fun change of pace from my usual days in the office. We had a beautiful location, a beautiful day, and lots of beautiful people and clothes. Lydia and her crew are great." Linda Rappel. Mother of "three incredible kids," Serena, 19, Beau, 17, and Jed, 14. Linda is the Marketing and Retail Manager at Windcliff. Her interests are her children, family and friends , the outdoors, and sharing a love for the area. "Watching the individuals in Lydia's crew blend their talents to create and recreate each photo shoot until it reached perfection was comparable to watching a great artist paint a masterpiece again and again. Their attention to detail, team work, sense of humor and expertise in their field made the day exceptional."

LETTERS A NOTE OF THANKS This is just a note to thank you for your magazine publication. I enjoy each issue I receive and appreciate being on the mailing list. I am Art Director for Sky-Way Publications and also Art Director for Short Stuff Magazine (monthly magazine for adults in northern Colorado.) I especially think you do a great job with your ad layout and composition. I also like the way most of the ads have photographs of the owners or the employees. It is nice to know what the business people look like that you may be dealing with. You have a quality magazine and also a quality staff. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Elaine Smith Widner


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OUR EDITING GOOF I would like to thank you for having some of our staff from the Total/mage participate in the Style Magazine. Your abilities and knowledge are expressed in your excellent accomplishments. In the recent article on "Healthy Body-Beautiful Body at 40!", I was interviewed for the article on hair. I was pleased to be asked Kay Rios talked to me, but there was no mention as to who I was or what I do in my position as manager and stylist at The Tota l Image. I feel this information should have been included to make my remarks more credible. I'm sure as a professional you can appreciate this. I deeply appreciate the article mentioning the services in the salon. It assists me in building a professional salon for the clients of The Total/mage. In Deep Appreciation, Nicky Bottoms

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COVERAGE OF EVENTS ... This transmittal gives me an opportunity to thank you for a tremendous magazine. /love reading it and enjoy learning more about the people of Ft. Collins and the northern Colorado area, which you feature so beautifully. Your magazine helps promote a feeling of community by focusing on people, events, and ideas. Thank you for a great publication and for your special efforts to include events. We very much appreciate your including the 1870 Club Annual Dinner in your "recap" section on events. I always look forward to receiving the issues that you so generously send to me. Thank you for all. Sincerely, Crissie Snow Managing Director, University Events Colorado State University


ADVERTISING IN STYLE WORKS! We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that we have received a direct sale from our advertising with your magazine. We at Jim Nelson Construction are very excited about this and want to share our good news with you. As any business knows, it's very hard to track the return on the advertising dollar, and when a firm can directly credit a source of a sale it's a benefit for all of us. Our representative, Vicki Albertson, has always been conscientious about contacting us and giving us good service, we are very grateful for this and would like to thank her. Thanks for a job well done and we look forward to a continued relationship with Style Magazine. Sincerely, Judith Nelson Jim Nelson Construction


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PUBLISHER'S LETTER twas truly a pleasure working on our fall '93 issue; not only are we including more people and articles, but it is our largest issue ever! A big thank you to everyone involved! Our fall issue has always focused on the working woman , her areas of interest, her issues, and provides opportunities to network and promote herself. We especially enjoyed interviewing some of Fort Collins' seasoned professionals, women who have stood the test of time, met the challenges, and can relate their experiences with a touch of humor. Libby James, one of our favorite writers wrote this sensitive and entertaining article. An important issue affecting working women is health. With so many roles, demands, and expectations on today's women , time has become an extremely precious commodity. As a result , sometimes, women put their own healthkeeping on the back burner. Mary Herrick's article on Health Issues offers an overview and reminder for today's busy woman. This fall issue's fashion was particularly fun to photograph -shot in both Estes Park and Fort Collins. We couldn 't have had a more beautiful location than Lanier and Wade Whilden's home at Windcliff in Estes Park! The home is smashing yet cozy, the views are simply breathtaking, and the hospitality from the Windcliff folks was exceptional. Thank you Lanier, Brad, and Linda. You made the day of photography a day to remember! I'm planning to spend a weekend in one of their homes soon. Be sure to read all about this elegant home in our Living in Style feature . Thanks also to all of our fine Estes merchants for their help in fittings and for being such lovely and gracious models! We hope you enjoyed both the experience and getting away from your busy stores for a few hours. Our fashion photography in Fort Collins was done in one of my favorite places, One West, where the John Giarrizzo exhibition served as our fabulous backdrop. What an exceptional exhibition that was! Hope you got a chance to see his work. Thank you to Wes Pouliot, the new executive director, for being so very gracious and accommodating. Our models in Fort Collins, all busy career women, juggled their schedules to be available. We thank you and appreciate your flexibility. Many men and women today are looking at the possibility of officing at home. Read Gary Kimsey's article on just how several local business and professional people make that arrangement work well for them. His story is not only informative, but a real delight to read! Again , we have enjoyed bringing this issue to you and hope you are informed, entertained, ~ nd · pass the issue to a friend . J, (]..__ Wishing you an {IV-abundant fall,

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elcome to what it's like running your own business at home: A summer's mid-afternoon . I'm in a three-room cabin built by my grandparents in the 1920s located next to our house in the Poudre Canyon. We've converted it into office space . Swallows have built a nest in the eaves outside my window, and the baby birds are peeping. Suddenly one of the parent birds begins an angry call and is flapping wildly near the wall right below the nest. Pretty unusual behavior, I think, as I stop writing this story to wander outside to see what all the hubbub is about. There, slithering up the wall, is a big, ugly bull snake. A giant one, trying to get a snack : the baby birds. The parent bird is attempting to scare it off, unsuccessfully. I'd rather have my fingernails pulled out slowly, painfully, than deal with snakes , even non-poisonous ones. They are so, so ... so slithery . And just how do they climb walls like that? I frantically search around until I find a long, long stick, and I start to whack the snake down. The phone rings inside . I race around to the back door. Can't miss a phone call. Might be someone wanting to hire a writer. I'm right . It's the editor of a corporate newsletter for which I freelance . She quickly says she has a plum assignment. "What's that noise?" she sks about the standoff at the scree~do~


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Let's return to the #1 's. and a whimsical collection of antique ing television in her living room at night I mentioned they are "brave folks ." toys . Nearby are bits and pieces of without feeling like she should work on That's the truth . They're the ones who bears, stuffing, mohair cloth, and a bear. sewing paraphenalia. "I 'm the toughest boss I ever worked have forsaken conventionality and , like Diane is among the top ten collector for," Diane laments. "I work fourteen the pioneers of the old, struck out on their own to make their fortunes. Some bear artists in the world. You can't buy hours a day seven days a week." succeed; many don't. Most love having her bears off the shelf; you have to go • Seize Oflf2-CHtu~s. Diane , for a home-based business; others end up directly through her or a collector's instar.~ee; c0 taets.... ~e~l collector maghating it. shop. Surprisingly to the non-collector, _ az12 . $0, 0 ;if she can write articles the industry ranks among the top eo - -1//:;f.B'r/ tKE?m ~~ orm of f ee advertising Here's a look at six local home-business owners and a certified public lecting hobbies in the world, but~ ) e " 1 :1f or) ye b t:J siness- and she never accountant who works with many any industry , is impacted by fl fw?-· 1 ;t !liif;mrs g® w chanc ~ to speak to home businesses . They offer their feeltions in the economy. The rece mt r-e']f0mps o I?J.r.esent a sli e show. cession affected Diane's sales, otJt · i" Alway:s;;. · · i e "thanr you " notes to ings, pro and con, about what they are doing and provide advice for people now the boom is on again. -: clients1<Irfd)?e~p in COIJI1munication with thinking about switching to a home She started her business when 1\i~ would(.b &::-e1lents . Yb u never know, business. daughter, Jennifer, then 12, wanted a Diane sa:'/,' hen s meone will buy Teddy Bears With Heart teddy bear. Diane priced qualit~ bear,s' your pr~ uG again or for the first 1 Diane Gard gets to keep up on her and came to a conclusion that bsuaiiY, time 0 IDU ne1cl 0 treat everyone favorite soap operas or enjoy listening wanders through the minds of ost wit~sp et:J 1~ to books on tape while making collecpeople who start thei r own businesses: • B~ §JO ~Jj: ~te9 es ta7e!!fihed clients. table teddy bears- about 300 to 400 a "I can do better than that. " _SG · t i -;?.;e s, out c§ ne blue, Diane year that she sells for $200 to $1,500 a Diane is a woman with oceans of ~ aAf'ee bea ~ o a cl ient who has piece. confidence. After making only two ·maae, severa~ hases. This is good That sounds like a bundle of money, bears, she jumped full-time into the pub ic r.el t 1ons and encourages the but, of course, not all of it is profit. She business - a bold move considering client t0 look to Diane when it's time for has to buy materials and pay for such she was divorced and the provider for anCDtller purchase. A xg..e ses s Lo §-dis an e phone calls two young children . ~S ept Away At Windswept Farm ~na maili fiQS'to collecto r-s a~ s ecialty~ be knew nothing about rr:tarke:ttng~~ A swallo:rv swoops into t~e large, airy shops where her bears, called "A Bear B_.ut sh lea r- ec:L,..S ~as~f r-ai'd'Yo barn at Windswept Farm 1n northeast with a Heart, " are sold around the speaR in pu iJlic, sfi e forced herself Fort Collins. The bird lands on a rafter world. That's something she never exto change, and is now the keynote and chirps loudly. But we can barely pected when she started her business speaker at numerous collector convenhear it due to the air-blowers gushing a decade ago - how much supplies tions each year. air into the flower drying room at the far and accessory expenses would cost. "If you believe in yourself and want side of the barn . to do something badly enough , you 'll Sally Nelson is giving us a tour of her Diane started with no savings or exhome business . The business really is find a way, even if you have to force yourself on the homestead she and husband to change," she says . Wendell settled in 1976. There are 35 There's a quote by acres. All but two are devoted to growTeddy Roosevelt, for ing pinto beans . The remaining two whom teddy bears are have the barn and beds of flowers and named , by which she herbs , and a gift shop adjoining their really tries to live : large log home. "Whenever you are This is the type of home business that asked if you can do a many others would like . There is , it seems, a grand feeling of spirituality in job, tell 'em 'Certainly I can!' The get busy and this business. You grow your own flowfind out how to do it." ers and herbs, dozens of varieties. You That 's one gem of pick and dry them yourself. You bundle wisdom gained from t hem. You hang them to sell in your her experience. Others: shop, along with sunbonnets , scented • Don 't let your lack of oils, gardening books, honey (from bees knowledge stop you . that Wendell keeps) , and other gifts that Diane was a bookkeeporiginate from the natural world. er for a local audioThis is a business for an Earth video store before she Mother- you know the type, a person leapt into the bear busiwho likes to work in the soil , loves to ness. She knew nothgrow things, speaks kindly and sweetly ing about making bears. She learned to people, and has the greatest respect tra money. Although is was a struggle for the first few years, with tenacity and by reading and experimentation . for Nature. hard work, she has made it into a thriv• Stick with it, even if you drive yourself That, in a nutshell, is Sally Nelson . too hard. You 're likely to work harder She has short, graying hair , three ing business. for yourself than you ever did for an grown children and a casual self-conRight now, during our interview, she is sewing on a bear head as we sit in employer. Home-business people fidence that shows she's a woman at refuse to let up on work, or take vacaher living room in her comfortable ease with herself and the world. home on West Oak. This is a small tions, because they know no income Sally started the business after her house, so she does her wo rk in the livrolls in unless they keep busy. Diane ch ildren moved away from home and ing room, su rrounded by teddy bears has difficulty even relaxing and watchthere was no longer need to keep the


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sheep, horses and goats they always wanted to raise . She and Wendell transformed part of the barn into drying and work areas; another part into a workshop where Wendell processes honey from his bees; and recently constructed the gift shop. The interior, with dried flowers and herbs hanging about, smells sweet and earthy. Classical music drifts lazily about the shop. When Sally announced she wanted to start the business, the ever-practical, organized Wendell, director of CSU 's Veterinary Teaching Hospital , asked , "Where's your 10-year plan , dear?" --Ten-year plan for what? Wendell, of course, meant business plan , but , as far as Sally was concerned , he might as well have been speaking a foreign language. She knew nothing about the trappings of business: profit/loss statements, ordering inventory or paying social security. And so came the first lesson that Sally has to offer from experience. • Learn about business. She did this by attending a small-business seminar given by the county extension service. She asked a lot of questions. "Wendell thought I should hire an accountant, but I didn't even understand enough about business to tell an accountant what I wanted to do," Sally recal ls. But she learned, struggled with accounting matters for a while, and finally hired a CPA, an expense she finds worthwhile. • Be prepared to be surprised at the costs of items you have to buy to stock your business . "Everything costs much , much more than you might think," Sally says . "Now I understand why businesses mark up their prices a hundred percent." • Know your market. "You need to key in on what people are looking for," she says. To make that discovery , you

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have to spend a lot of time talking to your customers. Fertilize Your Business Carol Williams started her business for the simple reason she was tired of working for the other guy. In her case , "the other guy" was retailers for whom she had worked for years. "Some companies have all sorts of

stupid ideas that you know will never work out. I thought I could run a company my way and do it right," she says. So in 1989 she and husband Douglas began a small landscaping business . "Landscaping ," she notes , "is another name for lawnmowing and trimming. " A year later they bought a company called Organic Lawn Care , whose specialty is to fertilize lawns with organic rather than chemical fertil izers most often used today. After operating the two businesses together fo r a while , they sold the landscaping business and kept Organic Lawn Care. Carol looks back on the last four years with a bit of humor and wisdom born of trial and , unfortunately, some errors. She says she and Douglas we re fortunate because he remained with his job of 16 years in the Coloradoan print shop. "That's been our bread and butter," Carol says. Theirs is an excellent lesson for anyone embarking on a home venture. Keep a spouse at work at a regular job until your home business is secu re enough to support both of you . In other wo rds, don't both of you jump into the business unless you have a good nest


egg and a barrel of confidence . Remember this rule of thumb: Most new businesses take three to five years before they even break even . • Hire the best employees possible and don 't be surprised if it doesn 't work out with them. Carol found this out the hard way. She is the office manager - the one who takes care of publicity, contacting potential clients and managing the day-to-day operation - so she has had to hire employees to actually do the work. One summer, when she still operated the landscaping business , she went through 13 employees because they found the work too strenuous. • Find out the problems of your customers and solve them. Carol has discovered what many of us have suspected for years : There are a lot of people from the West Coast, particularly California, relocating here . That's good news for her fertilizing business because they are used to beautiful lawns but they are unfamiliar with what it takes to grow those lawns here. • Be cautious about how you spend your advertising dollars. Reaching the right people through advertising is a tricky combination of art and science - and it ' s something that can be expensive, as Carol discovered. In one of her early yea rs, for example , she spent several thousand dollars in advertising in the mass media newspapers , radio and other outlets that reach a broad spectrum of people - and the return wasn 't worth the investment. So now she relies on word of mouth and targeting potential clients with personalized lette rs. This type of advertising is cheaper, more personalized (which customers tend to like) and, for Carol , the results are better. On the downside, however , more work is required to acquire and maintain mailing lists. • Finally , Carol recommends take a lesson from Harry Truman : The buck stops herewith the owner, that is. "Most people like the fact that, if they're not satisfied with your product , they can directly express their feelings to you because you're the one who has been dealing one-on-one with them ," Carol says . "The buck really does stop here." The Environment And The Architect Architect John Dengler leaves home every work-day morning , takes 35 steps, climbs a few stairs, and is in his office above his two-car garage. John used to have an office for his firm , John Dengle r & Associates , but he realized sev-


eral yea rs ago that economic times were too volatile. One big way to trim costs was to cut overhead by establishing his office in his home by remodeling the upper story of his garage. He also had another reason - one that is becoming more valid day by day. By having his office at home, he doesn 't have to commute the dozen miles to work, a benefit that saves him time and gasoline expenses and , more importantly , helps the environment. "That's part of the reason why some people want to work at home - all those trips to the office , they just don't happen now," he expl(!ins. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation : The average American commuter drives 4,000 miles to work each year, burning 190 gallons of gasoline . In total , 11 million tires are worn out; 23 billion gallons of gas are burned; 219 tons of the greenhouse gas C0 2 are emitted , as are 1 million tons of nitrogen oxide and 1.4 millon tons of non-methane hydrocarbons , including carcinogenic benzene . The most visible impact, though, is the smog seen wherever commuters thrive. Look, in comparison , at what could be saved if 50 percent of car commuters spent one day a week working at home: the annual gas savings would be 2.3 billion gallons; wear and tear on streets and autos would be reduced by 45 billion miles; and 765 traffic fatalities would likely not occur. Plus - and this is a BIG PLUS - millions of hours of commuting time could be reallocated into work time. "There's another benefit, too ," John adds. "When it snows, I don't have the hassle of having to get the car out. " He offer two suggestions: • Make your home office as classy as possible if you will see clients there. John designed his office so it has all





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the looks of a professional setting . Windows are set up high to get natural light and so he (and clients) couldn 't look out at his family's backyard and see his children playing . He added sound insulation to keep out noise and built a conference area and work stations for two employees. "I was concerned that clients might think I was taking a step backward by relocating at home ," he recalls. "So I tried to make my office look as professional as possible. I didn 't want clients to feel like they were coming to my house." Some clients realize the move to a home office benefits them as well as John. Without having to pay for the overhead of an outside office , John keeps his fees reasonable. "My clients see that this makes good business sense, and all of them have commented positively about the change." • Take time to enjoy your family if you work at home. Since your work envi ronment is only a few steps away, it's easy for you to slip in a few extra minutes of work here and there- at night, for example - if you spend time with your family during the day. This helps you avoid feelings of guilt. "When I had an office downtown , I really had to suck it up to go back in the evening ," John points out. "It was much easier to rationalize that I'll stay home tonight. "By working at home, I can take breaks and see my family," John says. "My home office has become a nice balance between work and family, and I think clients appreciate it because they know it's now easy for me to go back to the office at night and get in some good quality design time." Stay Focused, Be Serious Using her remodeled basement as her studio, Karen Evans started her design firm, Evans Interior Design, as a way to work at home 13 years ago so she could spend more time with her young daughter. Kelly, the daughter, graduated from high school this spring, but Karen, who had always previously worked in regular offices, has no intention of moving her business away from home. "I like the quiet here," she explains. "Most of my work is done by appointment and my presentations are done in the client's home, so I don 't have a need for a store front. "I started working at home because I was having a hard time being a good mom while still working in a regular office . I wanted to be home at the end of the day. One thing led to another and I started working at home. "When I needed to be at school functions for my daughter, I would turn on my answering machine and go. " Karen faces the same difficulties that

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Then it grew into a full-time business. But expansion didn't mean moving the business off the homestead. There were two small rental houses on the 0.8 acres , so the Skillmans transformed them into business facilities so their home would actually be a home and not a modified studio. The business has grown so much that it now supports more than just Tom and Betty. Betty still does the bookkeeping and other business matters and Tom takes photographs, but their grown son works there , as does an associate photographer. When you enter the former rental home that is now their office, you almost feel like you're walking into someone's living room , with its comfortable couch and roll-top desk. The giveaway that this is a waiting room, indeed , is the crowded display of framed photographs of Skillman clients that decorate tables and walls. This provides a pleasant, trusting atmosphere, as do the outside grounds that often are used as settings. When the Skillmans moved onto their acreage, a large portion of it already was landscaped with trees and other vegetation . They've taken advantage of the landscaping , and done some of their own , so they have beautiful backgrounds for outdoor portraits, a favorite of their clients.

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Unique characteristics like the waiting room and the outdoor setting can draw business, Tom knows . "People really have a favorable reaction when they come here. They find our place to be homey, very comfortable and low-key. They can't believe there are grounds like this, with big, old trees, in the middle of town. It's a different world." Drawbacks to having their business there - instead of in a store in a mall or downtown - did exist in the early years , Tom remembers. "Our business probably would have grown a lot faster in its first 10 years if we had been in a location where more people went by. But people got to know where we are, so now our location doesn't matter." Tom is a great believer in crafting your effort to gain clients in such a way that it matches your business. The Skillman advertising budget doesn't go as much into the common media - radio, newspapers and other print materials - as it does into specialized displays in malls. The displays feature Skillman products portraits of youngsters, teenagers and families - and they typically gain more attention than a newspaper ad might, Tom believes. And the displays definitely show more variety of his work. Tom offer two tips to help home-business owners: • Pay attention to the cycles of your business; that way, you can plan better. Tom has learned his busy season occurs in the fall, so he is able to cross off his calendar during that period then it is work and more work, with little time left for fun . Beyond that , though, he has found that families, on the average, have portraits taken every five years . What this means, simply put, is that Skillman can't count on frequent repeat business. So new clients have to be continually cultivated. • Diversify your products, if possible. Portraits are the Skillman proverbial bread and butter, but within that genre Tom shoots senior, family, group, children's, executive, anniversary, love, and underclass portraits - as well as pet portraits . Skillman also shoots black-and-wh ite portraits upon request - something that few other photographers do in this age of color popularity - and does wedding candids, plus providing wedding accessories. The company also does copy and

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By Steven Paul Olson t's 90 degrees outside on a cloudless day; so hot that the sunshine feels like the sunhammer. So you walk into the bedroom, strip off the long pants and reach for a pair of shorts. You pull them up, hit your thighs and suddenly realize you have spent too much time sitting behind a desk. The shorts bulge like an Iowa levee. All right, exercise time. But what to pick? Jogging? Boring and hard on the knees. Swimming? Doesn't sound bad, but I want to be outside. Aerobics? Bleah. Still indoors and the instructors all look like the Master Race. Cycling? Hal I haven't been on a bike in-wait a second. Why not? Cycling is fast becoming one of the more popular forms of exercise on the Front Range. Simple, accessible and something the whole family can enjoy, riding a bicycle is terrific aerobic exercise, especially for those who are overweight. "You take someone who is 30-40 pounds overweight who decides to exercise," says Sean Scholl, a Category 1 cyclist with the U.S. Cycling Federation and fitness director at the Pulse in Fort Collins. "He goes out jogging and the first thing that happens is he gets injured. You don't get that with a bicycle. It's easier to go biking than jogging." "Generally, if we can get people on a bicycle, they remember how much fun it is," says Marty Sieczko, owner of Rock and Road Cyclery in Fort Collins. "They start adjusting their schedules so they can get a ride in." Cycling also gives the rider a chance to appreciate Colorado's scenery at a pace between the blur of a car and the

amble of a_. walk. And with the creation of the mountain bike, a sturdy, fat-tired throwback geared for riding through rough terrain, a rider can see much more of the wilderness than the tenspeed allowed. "You wouldn't see ten cycling stores in this town if it wasn't for the mountain bike," said Sieczko. "It really saved the cycling industry." Women are especially attracted to cycling. Scholl says that's because the workout is in the buttocks, calves and thighs; right where they usually want to lose weight. "Women are really tough on a bike," said Sieczko. "Really good and aggressive. They'll shift down and really take a hill the way you're supposed to, where a lot of men don't want to shift down." Beginners should ride about three times a week for 20-30 minutes, "if they can handle it," advises Tim Cowan, an athletic trainer at the Fort Collins Club. Cowan and Deb Beebe, wellness coordinator at Orchards Health Club in Loveland laud cycling as a no-impact exercise for beginners, but stress that it should be used as part of a program. "It's no-impact, it takes the weight off

"Women are really tough on a bike ... Really good and aggressive. They'll shift down and really take a hill the way you're supposed to, where a lot ofmen don't want to shift down." Marty Sieczko


your joints and most people can go out and do it for 20-30 minutes," said Beebe. "But I would probably incorporate it with two to three weightlifting workouts a week and 15-20 minutes on a Stairmaster for overall general fitness." Beebe, Scholl and Cowan all say that the percentage of their respective club's membership that do some cycling is approximately 30 percent. Cowan says the only complaint he's had about cycling is lower back pain, but Sieczko, who describes his back as "rotten" says even that can be avoided with proper handlebar positioning and other adjustments. Cycling is also usually suggested for runners as leg exercise but a break from the constant pounding of the road. "We try to get people to cycle so they use different muscle groups," said Scholl. "It's a lot easier on the body." When cycling, Scholl says the one mistake people make is picking a bicycle, hopping on it and riding off without proper setup. "It's real important to get set up correctly on a bike," said Scholl. "Some people have the seat set too high or too far back. Also you don't want your (pedaling) rpm's to drop below 75. That means anticipating hills and shifting down." Sieczko says buying a bike has now become comparable to buying a car. Gone are the days when most bicycles were made by Schwinn out of the hightensile steel Sieczko calls "bulletproof." Now bicycles are built of such things as chrome-molybdnenum alloy or aluminum. Sieczko even knows of some being built of titanium but those are

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usually custom jobs and hellishly expensive. Also, there are different shifters, bike sizes and accessories like water bottles and helmets. Take the seat, for example. "Seats used to be too wide and they had springs on them, so you bounced," says Sieczko. "Male seats are long and narrow and they were uncomfortable for women. Now, manufacturers like Terry, make women's seats that are short and wide. They've also got seats that have gel pads in them." Before buying a bike, Sieczko ticks off a checklist of things that should be adjusted, learned or obtained. That list includes proper seat height, proper gear operation, quick-release mechanisms to raise seats or remove wheels and proper handlebar positioning. The last items are water bottles and a helmet. Sieczko never used to be big on helmets until he saw a friend wearing one go out of control on a trail and slam his head into a rock. "That helmet just shattered. Pieces



And with the creation of the mountain bike, a mwdy, fat-tired throwback geared for riding through rough terrain, a rider can see much more of the wilderness than the tenspeed allowed. flew in the air," Sieczko said soberly. "That would've been his head." Scholl would add a class in bike maintenance to that list. "I think a lot of women think they can't patch a tire," said Scholl. "But when they blow out a tire up by Horsetooth Reservoir and carry the bike all the way down the hill, they change their minds. It really is simple. I've taught a lot of women how to do it. A lot of bike shops offer classes on simple bike maintenance." But RPM's, heart rates, and equipment aside, the real attraction of cycling is the proximity to the wheel, the land and our youth. The pace of the bicycle allows one to see the subtle as well as the magnificent. It permits us a tenous link with the determined young child who, with the front wheel wobbling, took that first ride toward adulthood. Steven Paul Olson is a freelance writer living in Loveland. His first bicycle was a hand-me-down from his aunt, which his father spray-painted black and, as a joke, affixed a tiny plastic baby to the front tender. Master Olson left it there despite the playground taunts because it deflected attention from the tact he rode a girl's bike. He now credits the plastic baby for developing his nurturing side.



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SKIN SMOOTHERS: What's New Your face is a mobile billboard. It proclaims your happiness, sadness, joy and anger to the world. It conveys your reactions to what you see and hear, your understanding, your confusion, your acceptance or rejection. It reflects intelligence, competence, experience and vitality. It varies in its perceived attractiveness. And it tells your age. For centuries, people have sought to turn back the hands of time. Ponce de Leon is one of the most famous in this quest as he traveled the world in search of the fountain of youth. Today, there are few who want to actually go back to the innocence and naivete of youth, preferring instead the confidence and knowledge that life bestows with the passage of time. But there are many who would like to look younger than they are. And this age-old journey is more pressing today because of the emphasis on youth. Youth is equated with health, vigor, vitality. and sexuality. And because people live longer in today's world, the journey to a more youthful appearance becomes longer and more difficult. There is much we can do about our bodies. The world is full of people who have spent the last ten years of their lives jogging, pumping and exercising to physical perfection. But, alas, when they look into a mirror they see a face that is just as old as it would have been if they'd spent the last decade in bed. They glare into a reflection that is crisscrossed with lines and wrinkles resembling a bad road map but called in polite company, "expression lines". They lament looking older than they feel. What has happened? Researchers tell us that with the passage oftime collagen and elastin in the skin break down. There is also a build-up of a less understood glue-like substance which is thought to slow down the cell renewing process and inhibit the sloughing off of dead cells. Fat pads form around the eyes giving a crepey hooded effect to the upper lids and a droopy, hung-over look to the lower lids. The Sherpa look is exacerbated by the development of forehead wrinkles and chin jowls. Further, the tanning substance known as melanin begins to distribute itself unevenly with age, pooling into what were long erroneously called "liver" spots. What causes this devastation and what can be done? Genetics play a significant role. Just as we inherit the efficiency with which our bodies store fat and where it lands, we inherit the tendency, pattern, and extent of our facial wrinkles. But whereas a fat body was once considered a sign of beauty and wealth implying the financial wherewithal to eat well, wrinkles have never been desirable. But genetics are only to blame for roughly 50% of our creases and crevasses. The remaining culprits, the ones we can control, are the sun and the stresses in our lives. The effects of sun exposure can be approximated by holding a wet spinach leaf up to a hair dryer. Along with the drying effect of the sun and the wind, is the deep and permanent damage wrought by ultraviolet light. The resulting phenomenon, known as photoaging, begins in childhood and is cumulative. Thus, eventually most begin the search for a smoother face. Face lifts, once the exclusive province of the rich, have become more accessible as outpatient surgery has become safer and more

available and the process relatively less expensive. But to many, this is an extreme and undesirable solution given that surgery is still surgery and carries an inherent risk. The other option is top cal treatment of the facial skin. These days cosmetic surgeons us a variety of techniques to help us "face" the world with a new looj refreshing our skin and taking off years. For more than a decade, liquified collagen has been used to smooth out facial wrinkles. Collagen is made from a protein derived from cowhide. The liquified collagen is injected into the skin to smooth out frown lines, facial scars, and pronounced smH lines that form between the nose and the mouth. The collagen is injected into the skin to smooth out and plump up the surface. Tl number of injections depends on the depth of the lines and may require five or more for deeper crevasses. The result is a smoothe younger looking skin. The downsides are several: the collagen is usually reabsorbed by the body, often within 3 or 4 months and ti injections must be repeated; the injections are expensive and treatments painful; and some people are allergic to the foreign pr tein. Injections on the face make some people very nervous. Sometimes facial scars are so numerous and deep that strange! measures to correct the defects are necessary. This can be the sit ation with severe cases of acne. Dermabrasion is a process of san' ing the skin. Using a hand-held machine with a rotating metal bi attached, the physician carefully sands and smooths the skin. Fo: the first two weeks the skin, at best, will be swollen and red. Subsequently, sun exposure is out of the question forever, and scarring and pigment irregularities are a risk. But, for better or f worse, the results are permanent. The hunt for something less dramatic often leads to the chemical peel. Chemical face peeling is not a new concept. It has been traced 1 ancient Egyptian times, when an abrasive tape of alabaster parti cles in milk and honey was applied to tighten the skin. Skin rejuvenation historically has included the use of acids, mineral and plant substances, and sand paper-like materials for exfoliation. 11 is natural for our skin to slough off and replace itself. But, with age, that sloughing process slows down and changes in the elasti< ty of the skin leave wrinkles which are annoyingly tenacious. With a normal chemical peel an acid is applied to the skin surface to burn off the outer damaged, wrinkled layer. A smoother layer then develops to take its place. Peels differ in degree. A ligh peel freshens the skin by taking off the top dead layer of skin cell medium peels remove dark areas of pigmentation, fine lines and shallow scars; deep peels remove almost all types of scarring. A chemical peel can take five to fifteen years off a person's appearance. There are risks with peels, however. The skin can be overburned resulting in scars or people can be allergic to the acid, or I overly sensitive which can have unpredictable results. And you aJ likely to be very sun sensitive for life. And, finally, Retin-A. According to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, nearly 38,000 people in the U.S. used Retin-A in 1990 and the numbers are increasing. Retin A is made from a Vitamin A derivative. It thickens the outer laye of the skin and acts like a mild peel, gradually taking off layers oJ

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r. William Thornton is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He began his practice in Fort Collins in 1981 and specializes in Ophthalmic (Eye) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and cosmetic facial surgery, including chemical face peeling.

1 along with tiny surface lines and fine wrinkles. Retin-A can get rid of pigment problems such as irregular color or subtle wn spots. But Retin-A can cause dryness, redness or blotchis and make you very sensitive to the sun. And some people are rgic to it. o, is there anything that is safe, gentle, and effective that sn't imprison you indoors or bury you under two inches of sun~en SPF 100 for the rest of your life? Thankfully, yes. (See ~rt). Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) are used as a mini-peel chis milder, less allergenic, and more effective than Retin-A. keup can be applied after a couple of hours and no dramatic sensitivity occurs. It must be applied by a physician but prices gentle, too. Finally, a skin smoother that works which doesn't )lve a surgeon's scalpel. [ere's to looking younger and healthier. Here's to a "new and 1roved" you! 1

YOND RETIN-A !}ical Fixes: The Fruitful De-wrinklers ill exciting new discovery in the search for a smoother face is a up of compounds known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's). ~re are six types of these acids that are derivatives offruit, milk :Jther natural sources. They work well for people who are allerto Retin-A and are a milder, safer option. The latest concept is t of the mini-peel. Small areas of tiny, fine lines on the face are 1ted gradually with AHA, usually about once a week. The effect umulative and once the desired result is attained, it can be intained by less frequent treatments. The active AHA in the 1i-peel process is Glycolic Acid. It is found in sugar cane and for turies has been known to have a beneficial effect on the skin. :al islanders used to squeeze the sweet nectar from the cane o their faces and hands. Glycolic Acid does not increase sensity to the sun and there is no visible peeling or temporary irrita1 to the skin as is common with Retin-A. It serves to improve ble wrinkling, bleach out pigmentation and skin lines, as well )roducing a marked increase in the youthfulness of the skin. It .lso practical in terms of cost because once the maintenance ge is achieved, repeat treatments are infrequent. )pically, a patient receives facials in a physician's office once a ~k for 6 weeks. The glycolic acid is applied slowly and evenly to skin and left in place for 2-4 minutes before it is washed off. ~ patient may experience tingling or mild stinging, but discom; is notably minimal. Because the peels are administered gradur over 6 weeks, soreness or tenderness is essentially non-exist. The deep exfoliation produced by the glycolic acid peels away troubled areas of epidermis leaving a decidedly healthier and re youthful appearanace. Users of glycolic acid peels have ,orted considerable reduction in fine wrinkling, help with acne, ing of pigmentation irregularities and a soft, smooth feeling n. The glycolic acid peel, Gly Derm, is administered by a physin or under his supervision. It is available locally from Dr. lliam Thornton and other facial surgeons on the staff at 1dre Valley Hospital. ADVERTORIAL


After graduating with an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, in 1971, and serving an internship at St. Joseph and Denver General Hospitals, Dr. Thornton served as a flight surgeon in the U.S.A.F. Medical Corps with the rank of major from 1972-1975. Dr. Thornton completed his ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery training including extensive cosmetic facial surgery through a postgraduate appointment to fellowship training with Pierre Guibor, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at N ew York Medical College, Westchester. In 1983, Dr. Thornton received an invitation to study with Dr. Klaus Walter, Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Dusseldorf, at the Plastic Surgery Clinic in Heiden, Switzerland. Dr. Walter is a renowned cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgeon in Western Europe. Complementing his full time practice, Dr. Thornton has been active in teaching ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery as a Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, as an instructor for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and as a clinical professor in the teaching programs of the University of Colorado Medical School.


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MONEY MATTERS uying a new car for yourself, your family, or your business is an enormous financial decision these days. Prices for automobiles, particularly luxury ones, continue to rise. Of course, the automobile is a necessary item in today's world, and most of us just grin and bear it while we sink a large chunk of our money into buying and servicing our cars. However, today there is another option. We can lease our new automobiles, rather than buy them, and save ourselves money and worry. Dan Markley, owner of Centennial Sales and Leasing of Northern Col-

require a security deposit, however, but it is usually equivalent to the monthly payment and is refunded at the end of the lease if the car is returned in satisfactory condition. An advantage to leasing is that it offers lower monthly payments, sometimes up to one-third lower, than traditional financing. This is because the customer with a lease is investing not in the car itself, but simply in the use of the car. What this means is that a person who can afford a $300 monthly car payment either can lease a more expensive car than she can buy, or can lease the less expensive car at a lower

of options. He or she can buy the car at the residual value, sell the car to the dealer or another individual and pay the balance owed to the leasing company, trade the car with the dealer for a new leased car, or simply return the car to the leasing company and walk away. The residual, or resale, value guaranteed by the lease works to the advantage of the customer. If the actual value of the car at the end of the lease turns out to be higher than the residual value, the customer can sell the car for the higher price and keep the difference. If the actual value of the car at the end of the lease is

By Ashley F. Ryan orado, describes leasing as a concept. "It is a way to drive an automobile as often as possible with as little money changing hands as possible, provided the lease is structured properly," he explains. Or, put more simply by Brad Laugel of Dellenbach Chevrolet, "leasing is a way to get more car for less money." Leasing is a method of financing a new automobile that requires a balloon payment at the end of the leasing period. Like traditional financing, leasing requires monthly payments and full comprehensive insurance coverage. Lease payments also include a factor, which is comparable to the interest paid on a traditional automobile loan. However, this factor is usually lower than industry interest rates because lease terms are shorter than traditional finance terms. Unlike traditional financing, leasing requires a minimal down payment or no down payment. This means that you do not have to tie up your savings in your car. Leasing does

monthly cost and invest the savings in something that will earn money. John Carroll, general manager of Ed Carroll Motor Company, explains the financial benefits of leasing. "As much as I hate to say this as a car salesman," Carroll says, "no car is a good financial investment. They all depreciate quickly and horribly. With leasing, however, you don't have to put your hard earned cash into something that depreciates. You can keep you money invested in something that appreciates, like CD's or property. Why invest in something you know will depreciate?" With leasing, the large financial investment is due at the end of the lease term. A leased car is assigned a guaranteed residual value that is due when the lease ends. If the customer chooses to buy the car, he or she must pay that residual value either directly or through re-financing. However, a lease does not require that the customer buy the car. Rather, the customer has a number


lower than the residual value, the customer can just give the car back without losing anything. With leasing, it is the leasing company that takes the resale risk, not the customer. Typically, a lease lasts between two to five years. Laurie Wagner, business manager at Pedersen Toyota-Volvo-Saab, insists that a customer interested in leasing a car think carefully about the lease length most appropriate to his or her lifestyle. "I advise all my customers to ask themselves, 'How long do I want to drive this car?' before deciding on a lease," Wagner says. Short lease terms offer more flexibility because the customer can return the car sooner, but short terms require more expensive payments. Longer leases enable someone to drive a more expensive car with lower payments, but the customer needs to be happy driving that car for the full length of the lease because leases are very difficult to break. Wagner believes the ideal length of Lydia's Style Magazine


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time for a lease is three years, the same length of time as most manufacturers' warranties, because then all servicing, except for routine oil changes and tune-ups, is paid for by the manufacturer and not the customer. This allows a customer to drive and lease a brand new automobile every three years without ever having to worry about unexpected maintenance costs. Leasing offers considerable tax advantages as well. Carroll explains that when an individual buys a car, he or she is required to pay the full sales tax on the vehicle. When an individual leases a car, however, sales tax is paid on each payment,. As a result, the sales tax paid on a leased car is usually only about half the full sales tax of the car. Leasing can also offer businesses

cally 15,000 a year, sufficient for most drivers, and additional mileage can be bought for a higher monthly payment. However, for some drivers, such as traveling salespeople, the additional costs for mileage might outweigh the usual financial benefits to leasing. Another disadvantage to leasing is that you never actually own your car. Most dealers find that their customers want that feeling of ownership when they purchase a new car, "a feeling of comfort" as Bart Tompkins, sales manager at Reynolds Olds-Cadillac-Subaru, describes it. That feeling of ownership is the "myth of ownership," however, according to Markley, because most customers trade their cars before they are fully paid for anyway. "Very few people take their

some tax advantages. Monthly payments on leased cars are easier to deduct than payments on purchased cars. Markley insists that leasing is advantageous when cars are used for business more than 50% of the time. Every situation is unique, however, and Markley and others recommend that customers interested in leasing consult their individual accountants to understand the complete tax considerations. Leasing, of course, is not for everyone. Wagner warns people who are hard on their cars against leasing, as leased cars must be in acceptable condition when they are returned. Ken Billings, general manager of Markley Motors, says leasing companies are reasonable in allowing for general wear and tear on a vehicle but require major engine and body work be repaired. Leases are also not ideal for people who travel a lot, says Laugel, as leases limit mileage usage. The mileage allowance on a lease is typi-

cars to term these days," observes Markley. Carroll and Wagner both cite industry research showing that the average finance term is five years while the average person keeps his or her car only three years. Given that three-year figure, leases make sense, Carroll and Wagner argue, because a lease allows a customer to drive a new car every three years without making the same financial investment that traditional financing requires. Unlike traditional automobile loans, leases are seldom financed by local banks and credit unions. The best leasing programs are offered through the manufacturers' own financial institutions, such as GMAC Financial Services and Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC), or through private leasing companies such as Markley's Centennial Sales and Leasing. Some dealerships also offer their own leasing options, although most

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work through their manufacturers. Leases also often require more stringent qualifications and better credit than traditional loans, because leasing companies take a greater risk with leases than with traditional loans. However, in recent years, the qualifications for leasing have become less strict. Markley recommends anyone interested in leasing contact a leasing company or the financial manager at a dealership to discuss their particular financial situation and possibilities. Dealers agree that in the past car leases have had a bad reputation and that many customers shy away from them because they don ' t understand them. "Leasing can be scary because people don't understand them," Wagner explains. "However, if you know all the ins and outs and understand the payments, the residual value, and the factor, you can make a qualified decision." Leases also need to be carried to full term in order for the customer to reap the financial benefits of a lease, and customers must understand this. Once leasing is understood, however, it offers a strong financial alternative to people looking for a new car. Leasing has grown enormously in popularity in recent years, and Wagner estimates that one quarter of the new cars sold at Pedersen are sold as leases. Tompkins believes this trend in leasing will continue. "I think leasing is gaining speed in the marketplace. Eventually, more than half of all new car sales will end up being leases," he predicts. If you are looking to buy a new car, you should think about what monthly payment is affordable and consider leasing. With that same monthly payment and no down payment, leasing can result in you driving a car with more luxury items, more safety features, and a guaranteed manufacturer's warranty. "There is no secret to leasing," Carroll summarizes. "It is simply a different way to finance. Leasing offers a lot more flexibility and a lot less risk to the customer. People that have leased cars with us before are 100% sold on it. There really aren't any advantages to buying that are greater than leasing."

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RUSTIC ELEGANCE By Mary Herrick iving in log cabins and mountain homes used to conjure up visions of primitive structures nestled in the midst of spectacular natural environments . . . and, wood heating , drafty walls, outhouses, and treach erous roads meant only for 4-wheel drive vehicles. Not so anymore . Virtually any homeowner can choose rustic elegance without the hardships of Colorado mountain living. Just a little creativity and some consultation with helpful companies and individuals who specialize in rustic looks results in a high-style Colorado residence. Sitting high among the peaks of grandeur in Estes Park at Windcliff Estates is the dream home of Lanier and Wade Whilden . Wade, a Houston , Texas attorney, came as a ch ild to Spragues Lodge and the YMCA camp nearby. On one visit, his family picknicked high up on the side of a mountain. That area is now Windcliff, a 240 acre private residential and luxury vacation home community on Rams Horn Mountain adjoining Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Park. When Wade discovered to his delight that that picnic rock was available as part of the development, he and his family purchased the land. Wade hired Estes Park builder Orval Kendall , and Lanier worked closely with architect Jim VanderVorst to design the house to harmonize with the spectacular mountain environment around the site. The house was designed as each stage was constructed to fit into the natural outcropping of rocks , and includes a natural two-story waterfall inside that trickles into the den/poolroom . Whildens' 5500 square-foot home is perched on a rock outcrop that overlooks Long's Peak, Hallet Peak, and the expanse of the Continental Divide. The living room and kitchen command a phenomenal view with full length windows on the entire side facing the peaks. The rest of the rooms are finished in cherry and redwood , lending a rich , warm , polished look to the interior walls. Four bedroom suites, on different levels, each have a distinctive identity, designed with family and guests in mind. One of the suites has an alcove "bunkroom " for added children that might be visiting . A "kiddie cave" room features a raised area of bedding in which to climb. The master bedroom has a large , bay window with a 180degree view overlooking the Continental Divide, and separate "his" and "hers" bathing and dressing areas . Most impressive at Whildens ' home is the expanse of deck space, accessible from almost any room in the house. The decks follow shapes of surrounding terrain , providing a very harmonious visual blend with the landscape, which was the Whildens' intention. Surrounding plants and rocks are all part of the habitat. The Whildens' have enjoyed the building process and lifestyle at Windcliff. Plans are in the works for a new site and home when this one is purchased.

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Windcliff was originally named in 1902 by Frank Webster , the Sunday Editor of the Denver Post who homesteaded a log cabin on the land located halfway between Wind River and the cliffs nearby . The Windcliff community itself is over 25 years old and has over 90 homes, 35 available for vacation rental for visitors to the area. It has been called "a slice of America from days gone by," providing an unsurpassed mountain retreat area with elegant rustic homes. Windcliff homes range in value from $175,000 to 2.5 million , and proThe vide a luxurious border wilderness setting for residents and visitors. Of Windcliff's 240 acres, 100 have been dedicated as protected green space , assuring low density and unobstructed views of the magnificent mountain scenery. Year-round access is available on well-maintained roads and an on-site management office assists with any needs. Phone 5862181 for more information. A local home with a different kind of rustic elegance belongs to Fort Collins residents Dallas and Mary Horton. This splendid home is situated on 178 acres at the south end of the city and stands 50 feet tall (at the crow's nest) over-

Whilden home offers panoramic views all the tastefully decorated rooms. looking Fossil Creek Reservoir. Dallas and Mary designed much of the home on their own , with the assistance of architect , Frank Vaught. Dallas, the owner of Horton Feedlots , Inc. , decided that his agricultural heritage played a big part in choosing the style of his new home.Vaught added, "Working with a dynamic man like Dallas was a challenge in itself, and developing a plan to compliment his western heritage and lifestyle was a creative collaboration ." To Dallas, who was born in Montana, and a veterinarian by training, the rustic elegance of a

Majestic Log Home seemed to fit his needs. It is an outward vision of western grandeur, with an interior of casual elegance . The Horton home spans 5280 square feet of living space (Dallas wanted it "a mile high") and features a combination of western, Mexican , Native American decor . Mary spent much time designing the interior space with Jeanne Cloos, an interior designer specializing in log home styling, and the result is a beautiful, yet comfortable home. Jeanne worked integrally on space planning of the home. The Hortons put a great deal of from themselves into their home and avoided magazine or stylistic influences. Mary selected individual rugs , furniture pieces, and antiques to compliment the overall blend of her family's styles. Colors are rich , deep , and earthy tones of turquoise , red, blue , and green. Dallas ' father's old saddle and chaps adorn the walls, and each piece of artwork has its own story "This was a build-as-you-go house," comments Jim Grieser, co-owner of Majestic Log Homes, "We threw out the blueprints from day one. It is totally custom built. " Entering the Hortons' home is a special encounter with earthy elements. A





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The Horton home beckons you to relax in western comfort. changed to include the most lavish of decors. Dale Snyder, co-owner with Grieser of Majestic Log Homes, adds, "The appeal of a log home is in the uniqueness of it- it is attractive to both the person who loves to be different as well as the person who loves the outdoors," Snyder says. Majestic Log Homes, formed in 1981, is located on the LaPorte By-pass , where logs from Lodgepole Pine and Englemann Spruce are prepared for custom homes. Six full and part-time "peelers" work to strip the bark off these logs. The logs are then dryed, notched, and selected by logcrafters for the individual homes. The log portion of each home is pre-built right on site, prestained, each log is tagged and numbered, and then the logs are dismantled and delivered to the building location . Log homes are extrememly energy efficient, and building costs are comparative with other kinds of custom homes, Snyder asserts. Cost is at about $75 a square foot. With the warmth and coziness and the solid feel from the log interior, people are opting for these homes across the country, and even internationally (Majestic built one in Japan). Normal construction time on Majestic Log Homes is 4-6 months. "People come in here and say they've dreamed of living in a log home all their life . It appea ls to people because it gets them closer to nature and the old ways, " Snyde r smiles . Majestic participates with Colorado State University in a tree replanting program because, Snyder says, "it's a putback program , not just a take ." Now, "rustic" can be as elegant and contemporary as conventional styles , but in Colorado it also includes a fresh breath of mountain ambiance.



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Ruggedly handsome In Arturo's hand crafted stitched feather black bomber jacket, $1175, Karman black stripe shirt, $30, and Wrangler cowboy cut jeans, $39. Nocona black cowhide boots, $180, and Reslstol black fur felt het, $178 add a western flair. Courtesy of Stage Western.

Above: Classy looks for the season I Chic and sophisticated red leather swing jacket trimmed with black dyed fox, $995, tops black leather lined pants, $297. Dashing man's zip front light¡ weight cabretta and lamb skin jacket, $497. High society styling In a smashIng geometric brights on black lamb suede Jacket, $597, and fully lined suede sldrt, $225. Courtesy of Select Furs, Estes. Photography by John Forgach

Above: Bushwacker's equestrian col路 lectlon Inspires endless combinations. Fun riding motH on rich hunter green and navy tartan cotton skirt, $76, button front vest, $62, and crisp whHe pin tuck blouse, $72. Stylish equestrian scene hand knH ramie/cotton sweater, $122, sharp side button slim skirt, $62, and foulard turtleneck, $38. Courtesy of The Original Beanblossom's Ltd., Estes.

Left: Town to country In Impeccable style. Pendleton jewel tones In fuschia, green, and purple excel In a wool stHch down pleat border skirt, $104, fuschia poly blouse, $68, and coordinating plaid cardigan, $116. Anticipating chilly days ahead, Northern Isles fashions an exquisite autumn leaves hand knit ramie/cotton pullover, $115, over forest green turlleneck, $19, and Gina Peters hunter trousers, $38. Courtesy of VIllage Store, Estes.

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plaid cotton trousers, $72. David Brooks English plaid jacket, $148. First class quality with warmth and style from Woolrich. Nordic Navajo pattern In rich deep earth tones, with ultra suede Above: Inspired by tradition trimmed conchos and and presented with a design detachable hood, $200. for the 90's. Cebln Fever Nutmeg wool trousers, Lower Left: Exquisite color, angler's fishing motif hand $108, and midnight mock simple styling, and luxurl路 knit sweater from Robert turtle, $70, by Pendleton. ous texture from Liz E. Scott Ltd., $108, tops a red Both looks courtesy of Parker. Electric blue suede foulard turtleneck, $42, and VIllage Store, Estes. David Brooks pink and olive full sweep skirt and shirt

Upper Left: Romantic nos路 talgla of a bygone era Is evoked by Heirlooms fall collection. Floral and ribbon motif cotton blend sweater, $116, garnet soft skirt, $58, and VIctorian blouse with embroidered medallion, $62. Courtesy of The Blossom, Estes.

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Well dressed confidence in understated elegance f om Pendleton. Classic wool check b a er, $186, atching scarf, ms up with soft drape poly blouse, $66, and camel straight skirt, $80. Courtesy of Colorado Classics.

Snappy separates from Robert Scott and David Brooks add professional versatility. Chanel styled avy/taupe/winter white cardigan, $101, tops a cowl neck suit blouse, $79, and navy wool gabar路 dine straight skirt, $87. Courtesy of Satin Filly.

Supremely stylish, designer Jeanne Marc's innova路 live directions and details stand alone. Soft wide wale corduroy teams up with black and bright pet, rogiyph designs, $448, over ifrapecl neckline rayon blouse, $88, and long wide wale front slit skirt, $188. Courtesy of Carriage House, Greeley.

Casual dressmg with a stylish flair from United Colors of Benetton. Nordic stripe long wool sweater, $84, tops oat· meallambswoolleg· gings, $49. Unique peplum and cable knit accents wool turtleneck, $109, worn with spandex stirrup pants, $69. Courtesy of Benetton.

Southwestem rayon broomstick skirt by Sedona Design, $120, denim shirt with detachable leather collar and embroidered headress, $80. Leather belt, $33, and boots by LJ. Simone, $90. Courtesy of The Collection. Cambridge Dry GoodS rose pralre

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Right: Contemporary city look with exceptional style, Adam Douglas styles glen plaid suiting in cotton raimie for warm fall days. Wide leg pants, $1 01, blazer jacket with gold trim, $161, and matching cotton blouse with trim, $91. Courtesy of Satin Filly. Below: Classic Geiger wool knits enlivened with a multitude of designs. Long jacquard jacket, $641, tops long knife pleated charcoal wool skirt, $181, and matching long pullover with collar, $273. Courtesy of Satin Filly. Sleek professional suiting from United Colors of Benetton. Long double breasted belted jacket, $185, tops a long front pleat, light weight wool blend skirt, $109. Courtesy of Benetton.

Whimsical themes in rich shades of fall. Sharon Young styles a fun border plaid school scene print skirt, $72, white cotton shirt with detachable tie, $85, and Eagles Eye ramie vest with plaid trim, $100. Scottish tartan in hunter green and navy Is the background for Eagles Eye front wrap fringed kilt with fun red pleat detail, $130, with plaid turtleneck, $40, and school motif applique ~:0".!.:1Jo4.l'-'.. Sharon Young, courtesy of Carriage House, Greeley. An equestrian theme on a background of navy and green cotton foulard from Bushwacker features long boot skirt, $72, and oversized shirt, $68. Brown leather belt, $30, and leather riding boots from Nicole, $95 polish off the look. Courtesy of The Collection.

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Feminine styling with a relaxed fit from Jo Hardin's soft royal plaid print on a muted watercolor background. Front wrap skirt, $78, short sleeve shell, $38, and matching belt, $35. Courtesy of Maurine's Fashion Center.

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the eagle's eye® By Linda Roesener ith the cooler fall and winter weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to select some warm, wonderful clothing from The Eagle's Eye fall and holiday sportswear collections. These distinctive lines are readily available for northern Colorado shopping . The Eagle's Eye is available in Estes Park at The Original Beanblossom , Ldt. , The Blossom , and Colorado Classics. In Fort Collins , Colorado Classics and Maurine's carry a nice selection of designs . In Greeley, look for Eagle's Eye at the Carriage House . And in Loveland, the brand can be found at Annie's Country Store. Th is Philadelphia based manufacturer, wholesaler, and retaile r of premium priced, high quality classic women 's and child ren 's apparel was founded in 1976 by brothers Bob and Chris Bu rch . These ente r prising young men sold sweaters door-to door on their respective college campuses . Today , the company has grown into five separate divisions producing over 1,500 styles and over $75 million in sales per year. In 1989 the brothers , who remain as CEO and president respectively , sold their majority interest in the company to Swire Pacific, a Hong Kong investment company. The Eagle's Eye Collections emphasize quality and workmanship that incorporates a bit of whimsy and character into each design . Details count to these designers as does consideration for the weaving. "There is something wonderful about the ease of a great sweater that Eagle's Eye creates ," says Anne Foltz, owner of The Blossom . "Their sweaters stand on the ir own and truly accessorize themselves." But the Eagle's Eye line has more to offer than just sweaters. Irene Maxey of the Carriage

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House adds, "their corduroy shorts are like velvet. They aren't stiff and heavy as corduroy usually tends to be." Anne Pfenning of Annie's Country Store believes the Eagle 's Eye Trademark Sweaters are their hottest sellers. The line uses common trademarks for their designs , such as ; Morton Salt, Campbells Soup and Coca Cola . Pfenning says , "some of my customers are collecting the entire series." This year's fall and holiday collections offer the beauty so inherent in the Eagles Eye. The fall line includes comfortable coordinated knits , shirts, skirts, vests and sweaters apropos to work or back-to-school. Steve Vratil , owner of Colorado Classics comments , "career oriented women are buying the most." The holiday styles are embellished with the wonderfully festive designs of the season. According to DeeDee Beebe of Maurine's "the sweaters are really big sellers for gifts as we head into the holidays." Helen Ault , of Estes Park's Original Beanblossom , particularly enjoys the novelty items . "The sweaters and turtlenecks designed for the holidays , and the one 's with animals on them sell great. I am very excited about the new Conservation Collection ."

A recent company press release states , "In a partnership with three leading organ izations , the National Wildlife Federation , the World Wildlife Fund and the Sierra Club, the Eagle's Eye has designed a line of women's sportswear and sleepwear (the Conservation Collection) with a message: to help preserve and protect vanishing wildlife and wilderness. " The distinct design groups reflect the concerns of each organization : • The Sierra Collection is embellished with animals native to the arctic region including white seals, penguins, timber wolves and polar bears . Colors are cool blue, white and grey. • The World Wildlife Collection , inspired by the animals on the endangered species list of Africa and Asia , is on sweaters, vests, shirts , pants and turtlenecks , with unique and irresistable hand carved , hand painted wooden buttons . The colors are a j ungle melange of green , black khaki and red . • National Wildlife 's Collection sports stars and stripes in the rich colors of Americana - red , white and blue . The designs reflect efforts to maintain and enhance America 's wildlife in stitch ings of eagles , coyotes and bears. Anne Foltz feels that the Eagle's Eye fall brochure of des igns sums it up best , "When a woman's life calls for more than reading fashion magazines , a certain intuition is required . Knowing who you are , what you like, and how to spot the truth in a world of exaggeration . It takes an Eagle's Eye ." "Because a great sweate r goes WHERE a woman goes and goes WITH what she wears. " And we think they're right. Indulge yourself of the excellent selection of superb quality items available at these nearby retailers . You have an Eagle's Eye for style.

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f you are looking for a delightful way to spend a day capped off with a pleasurable dinner, consider the short hour drive to Estes Park and the Gazebo Restaurant. This restaurant is strategically placed just north of the main drag of Estes at Bond Park at 225 Park Drive. A bold pink Gazebo welcomes you as you enter the door of this cozy, homey restaurant. Not only is the decor comfortable and inviting, but the people who serve you are as well. Lydia, Diane Dill, and I met for a relaxing and delicious dinner after Lydia and Diane had spent the day fitting models for the Estes fashion shoot. We were welcomed by gracious host and hostess, Minnow and Claire Ray. Claire attentively oversees the kitchen, and outgoing and vivacious Minnow handles up front customer assistance. He adamantly insists , however, that the waitstaff and kitchen help are the "oil that makes the restaurant machine run. Teamwork and careful attention to the customer makes our restaurant successful. " We were seated in a lovely corner table so we could see out the large picture windows of the restaurant. From our chairs we had a lovely view out into Estes Park . Looking up we could see the Estes Park Aerial Tram moving gracefully up the mountain. Around the restaurant are beautiful baskets of dried flower arrangements and other bright decor skillfully crafted by Claire's sister, Dodi Banker, owner of the Christmas Shoppe and Spruce House in Estes Park. Our repast began with a nice , light Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay and a selection of the appetizers available at the Gazebo including lightly breaded and fried chicken fingers and zucchini; potato skins warm with melted cheddar cheese, green onions, and bacon and served with sour cream; and barbecue pinwheels, little rolled up ground steak wrapped in bacon and served in a spicy barbecue sauce. All were very tasty - the fried foods are quite light, not at all greasy; the steak rolls had a

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tangy flavor - a nice change of pace for an appetizer. They also have a shrimp cocktail, onion soup , mozzarella sticks and sauteed mushrooms available for starters. You are never rushed at the Gazebo but the smiling young faces are always attentive. Our waiter, Wayne, is a college student who worked his third season at the restaurant. He made a point of checking on our needs often while allowing us some private space. Next up for us to taste were the soup and salad . I tried a broccoli cheese soup which is always one of my favorites and found this one quite nice. Lydia and Diane both enjoyed the salads with the house poppyseed dressing. They both agreed the presentation was very attractive and found the dressing flavorful. After a few minutes of relaxation , Wayne brought out our beautifully presented entrees . Diane tried the fresh Rainbow Trout, which was broiled and 55



served with lemon, potato , and fresh light vegetables very much to her liking saying, "The true flavor of the fresh fish comes out. A perfect choice since the fish was probably caught nearby Estes Park." Lydia's choice for the evening was Chicken Parmesan, a lightly breaded, fried chicken breast topped with homemade marinara sauce and melted cheese. She commented "The chicken was very meaty, not heavy with breading. This is my favorite of the three entrees." Good thing , because Diane and I didn't want to share all of our dishes. I tried the house specialty, an unusual dish call Khyber Combo, which is a sampler of tender chicken breast, prime rib, and succulent shrimp marinated in yogurt and Middle Eastern spices which the Rays have specially imported. This is served with rice, fresh lightly broiled vegetables, mango chutney and cucumber yogurt. I found it quite flavorful; it is a large meal , though, for a hearty eater. Diane was so fond of the mango chutney, that Wayne brought her a second serving. The restaurant also has many other selections from light salads, and sandwiches, to pasta and stir frys ; plus many more seafood, chicken and meat dishes . On Friday and Saturday you can taste some of he best slow roasted prime rib around. After our entrees we were full, but saved room to try three of Claire's homemade desserts: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie , Blueberry Cheesecake, both light and fresh; and the favorite choice of all , Granny Apple Deep Dish Caramel Pie. The name says it all, wonderful flavors mixed into a totally mouthwatering dessert. We waddled out. The Gazebo is open for lunch and dinner daily and has a great Champagne brunch on Sundays. Why not take a drive up, enjoy the colors of fall , then finish with a meal at the Gazebo? The people, the atmosphere, and the food will make it well worth the drive.


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Artist Series Premieres Are you searching for a fun and unique garment? Does the idea of owning an original, oneof-a-kind item of clothing appeal to you? If so, Artwear '93 is an event you will not want to miss. The 2nd annual Artwear '93 will be held September 10 at the Lincoln Center. This wearable art fashion show and sale will feature clothing by over 40 designers across the United States. Artists will model their creations in a theatrical setting surrounded by music and lights. Gary Hixon Interiors and the Lincoln Center, along with the Coloradoan , Continental Airlines/Fort Collins Travel and Razzle Dazzle, are sponsoring this event. Ellen Martin, visual arts coordinator at the Center, states, "This is wearable art at its finest. There will be a great range of designs. We have garments that are handpainted and embellished to sculptural garments made from tea bags." Local designer Vicki Square is participating in the art fashion show and sale as both a designer and model. Among her five entries is a man's wool topcoat titled "Mondrania's Greatcoat." The coat features color blocking separated by black lines and a large knit collar. Three other designs are a combination of knitting and fabric as a result of Vicki 's experimentation with different media. "Artwear '93 is so timely for Fort Collins. They are ready and willing to support the arts in this direction," says Square. "Gary Hixon does a very professional job of producing the show.

A new entertainment series will premiere this fall at the Lincoln Center. The series is the Lilla B. Morgan Artist Series, in memory of one of the Lincoln Center's founders and avid supporters. This season 's seven-event series include the dance repertoires of the Jose Limon Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, and the Pittsburgh Ballet, the Tokyo String Quartet, the Saturday Brass Quintet, the Da Capo Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Choir Boys. Patrons of the Lilla B. Morgan Artist Series can create their own lineup of entertainment by selecting as few as four or all seven events and receive a season discount. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Cenier box office 221-6730.

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Cathy Goodale Portraits of children are the hallmark of Fort Collins artist Cathy Goodale . Her watercolor paintings capture the personality and warmth of her models. She explains, "I like painting animals and children most of all. I am attracted to children because I like to have feeling in my paintings and there is a humor that can be seen with children. The spontaneity of the kids corresponds with the media that I use." She is fond of bright colors, which appear frequently in her paintings.

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Cathy Goodale, a native of Denver, has lived in Fort Collins for twenty years. She graduated from University of Denver with a degree in Fine Arts and has additional training in commercial art. She teaches at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts and offers private lessons in watercolor. Ms. Goodale recently completed a 10 day artist-in-residence at Pingree Park for Colorado State University. Illustrating children's stories has long been an interest of Cathy's and she is currently pursuing this artistic avenue. Her artwork can be viewed at Lloyd's Art Center, Gallery East in Loveland and Madison and Main in Greeley. For more information or to visit her studio, call 482-8652.



Opens Doors At Baldpate Inn Lost your key? You might find it at the Baldpate Inn in Estes Park. The Inn boasts a collection of 15,000 keys. There are keys from every state and nearly very country in the world . There are keys from the rich and the poor, the young and the old, the famous and the not-so-famous. The Mace family, original owners, built the inn in 1917. The hotel was named the Baldpate Inn after a visit by author Earl Derr Biggers. Biggers wrote the 1913 mystery novel, Seven Keys to Baldpate and was surprised by the similarities between the inn and his fictitious hotel. In keeping with the spirit of the novel, the Maces started a tradition of giving keys to guests at the time of their departure. A guest recommended to the Maces that the policy be reversed and the new tradition of visitors donating keys began in 1921 . The current collection is housed in the Key Room at the inn. The keys are individually tagged and

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categorized by state or country and are displayed on wooden beams. Some famous keys displayed at the Baldpate Inn include keys to Mozart's wine cellar, Hitler's desk and air raid shelter, Duke of Wellington's soap box key carried in the Battle of Waterloo , George Washington 's Revolutionary War headquarters key, the key from the alarm box that reported the Chicago fire , keys to palaces and castles, and keys to colleges and universities. The oldest pieces in the collection are a set of seven keys made of keystone hanging off the Key Room's fireplace. The mountain lodge was purchased by Mike and Lois Smith in 1986 . They conducted extensive research on the history to retain the charm and traditions of the Baldpate Inn. There are 12 rooms available as bed and breakfast and two cabins . A dining room is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, they are very popular so do get reservations. A live play of the show "Seven Keys to Baldpate" is now being performed in the dining room through September. The Baldpate Inn, 586-6151 , is open from Memorial Day weekend to October. Don't forget to bring a key.


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EVENTS CALENDAR ARTWEAR '93 September 10 Lincoln Center $15 general; $25 patron seating The Lincoln Center and Gary Hixon Interiors present th is unique fashion show and sales gallery featuring wearable artwork from across the country. Proceeds from the event benefits the visual arts program at the Lincoln Center.

UNITED WAY ANNUAL CAMPAIGN KICK OFF September 11 Old Town Square A "Community Day of Caring" kicks off this year's campaign , beginning with volunteer projects from manual work to oneon-one helping and caring. A celebration ends the day at Old Town Square with refreshments and entertainment. For more information , call 226-6701 .

THE AFFAIR IN THE SQUARE September 11, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cottonwood Square, Greeley Enjoy musical entertainment and international food booths at this festive day with proceeds to benefit the G reeley Philharmonic Orchestra. Call 353-5469 for more information .

9th ANNUAL HISTORIC HOMES TOUR September 11, 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. $6.00 in advance; $8.00 day of tour Visit five historic local homes, including the Avery House . Enjoy refreshments and visit the Avery House Boutique . Sponsored by the Poudre Landmarks Foundat ion, Inc. to benefit the Avery House. For information, call 221 -0533.

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6th ANNUAL FORT COLLINS BALLOON FESTIVAL September 17-19, Opens 6 a.m. Downtown Fort Collins Airpark Free Admission Join 50 ,000 bal loon enthusiasts and watch over 60 hot air balloons fill the Fort Collin's sky. Morning launches, between 7:00 a .m. and 8 :30 a .m . Saturday even ing features Balloon Glow entertainment and fireworks. Great family fun!

LINCOLN CENTER BIRTHDAY BALL October 2, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center $75/single; $150/couple Dance the night away at this year's ball entitled "Celebrate the Center ," for an elegant evening of fine dining, provided by local restaurants , as well as, a champagne and an open bar. Funding benefits community and capital projects for the Lincoln Center. For more information, contact Linda LoRusso at 223-1863.

5th ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT October 2, 1993; 8:00 p.m. Union Colony Civic CenterGreeley Listen to the mellow sound of Rosemary Clooney at this celebration for Greeley's superb arts and entertainment center. For more details, call 356-9457. For tickets, call 365-5000. ~hANNUALPARTNERS


Novice and expert golfers will enjoy an exciting day of light competition and comraderie at this annual fundraiser .


Come relax and enjoy an evening at Cuisine! Cuisine! for this year's "In Good Taste" benefit dinner. Revel in an evening of wonderful wine , delightful fare and scintillating company to support Larimer County Partners. Exclusive items will be auctioned after dining. For more information or reservations, call 221-0399.

WORKING WOMAN'S CONFERENCE University Park Holliday Inn October 28, 5:00 p.m. October 29, 8:30 a.m. $10 Thursday only, $75 both days in advance, $95 both days at door The event begins Thursday evening with keynote speaker Joline Godfrey, recently featured in Working Women magazine . The conference continues Friday morning with speaker, Sandra Hirsh. During the day 13 informational sessions will be offered . A special "1Oth Year Celebration ," commences at 4 :00 p.m ., with Suzie Humphreys back for a 2nd year.

JUNIOR LEAGUE FALL FUNDRAISER October 29 & 30 Lincoln Center $5 Boutique admission, Friday $2 Boutique admission, Saturday $30 Brunch/Luncheon Fashion Show Get in the holiday spirit early at this year's Junior League fundraiser at the Lincoln Center. Purchase fun items at our holiday boutique, on display and enjoy either the brunch or luncheon fash ion show. A raffle will be held for two round-trip airline tickets as the grand prize. Come join the fun.

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he responsibilities of home and family often result in varying work patterns for women. Some take years off to raise their children and return to the workplace full-time when their children are in school. Others work part-time when their children are small. Some women return to the workforce in a new career while others pick up where they left off before they had a family. Some find a happy solution to work and motherhood by establishing a business in their homes. Others choose careers that offer some flexibility. The following women have chosen all of the above. They represent various careers. All have children. Some are in a second career. Others chose a career as a very young woman and have stuck with it, becoming expert as what they do. All have strong opinions about women and work. Everyone emphasizes the importance of working hard to discover what you most want to do and loving your work.


"Don't be afraid. Self-confidence is of critical importance. Most women can do much more than ·they think they can." - Mary Kerbel


wenty-two years ago when Mary Kerbel's youngest daughter completed high school, Mary decided that she needed something to do. "I just decided I'd like to make draperies for people," she says. "So I looked around for someone to teach me how to do it."

She didn't have much luck finding a teacher, so she enrolled in a correspondence course and taught herself. Soon after she announced to her friends that she was in the drapery business, she had work. And it's been that way ever since. Today she has two full-time seamstresses working for her. Her business is still in her home north of Fort Collins on 1-25 Frontage Road where she and her husband have farmed for many years. He is now retired. Mary chose the drapery-making "From my first days in business, my business because she had some number one goal has been to know my familiarity with sewing from making customers." clothes for her three daughters. "I - Eva Sue Littleton thought it would be satisfying to make something that would never va Sue Littleton made a radical career be outgrown," she says. She also chose change nearly nine years ago when she drapery making because she knew it would opened the Satin Filly women's clothing involve close dealings with people, somestore with a partner. Why did she leave her thing she truly enjoys. position as executive director on the Mary figured out early on in her business Northern Colorado Council of Camp Fire? that the most important thing she could do "I majored in fashion and retailing when I was to make people happy and proud to live was in college, and I decided it was about in their homes. She saw a major part of her time I got into the field where I had trainjob as getting to know her customers well ing," Eva Sue explains. The decision was a enough that she could advise them on the good one for her, she says. best colors and the most suitable style covHer years in an executive position in erings for them. "Sometimes people think Camp Fire gave her management and perthey don't know what they want, but after we sonnel experience that has served her well talk for a while, they usually develop a pretty in retailing. Her involvement with Camp Fire firm idea of their preferences," she explains. grew out of her daughters' involvement with Mary advises any young woman considthe organization and was largely happenering going into business to "find something stance. She made a careful and conscious you truly like." She worked as a telephone decision to go into retailing. operator before she was married and knew "From my first days in business, my she didn't want to return to that kind of number one goal has been to know my work. Often, finding the "work you love" customers," Eva Sue says. "I also believe takes time, careful thought and analysis. it's important to stay current with what's "Don't be afraid," Mary says. "Self-configoing on in the fashion world, whether I dence is of critical importance. Most women think the styles will be popular with my cuscan do much more than they think they can. tomers or not." Learn your business well, work hard and Because hers is a small, specialty shop, don't apologize for yourself. Success will Eva Sue says that the only way she can follow." compete is with service. "And I try my best Because Mary had to learn the business do that," she says. She gets lots of feedend of what she does by trial and error, she back from loyal customers who patronize suggests that any young woman going into her because of the service she offers. business for herself take a small business When asked what advice she might have course to avoid unnecessary "on the job" learning. for the young professional woman of today, Eva Sue says: "Discover as early as possi"I like my work so much I plan to do it ble what you want to do, and then learn all from my wheelchair, or with a cane in hand, you can about it. Let me add that the learnor whatever it takes," Mary says. In addition ing never stops. The education plan is to work, she enjoys travel, reading and the never finished if you want to be successful. theatre.



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"Learn to roll with the punches. In our highly technical society, nothing is going to remain the same. Learn to adjust to change and to stay flexible and open-minded." In the years since Eva Sue has owned the Satin Filly, professional women have changed. Nine years ago all professional women wanted to look at for work clothes were black or navy business suits. "Now only the young gals looking for jobs or entering the workplace for the first time want the black and navy suits. "I say, 'Ok, wear the suit until you realize that you don't have to look like a man every day. Then you can find ways to jazz it up."' The more experienced professionals who shop with Eva Sue today are into 'soft dressing' and feel comfortable looking feminine on the job. Eva Sue says the dress code in the West is more flexible than what is acceptable in the East. "I'd like to see people in this area dress up a bit more," she says. Despite the progress that has been made, Eva Sue wishes that the marketplace was more open for women to pursue any career of their choosing. She sees that discrimination against women is still a reality in the world of work, and it bothers her. When Eva Sue has time off, she's likely to be found hiking with friends. Early this fall she will hike from the north to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. "It's going to be the highlight of my year," she says.

In 1968, when Jeanne entered the real estate business, women were not well accepted in the field. "I never let the discrimination I saw phase me," says Jeanne. "I worked hard to always keep my sense of humor. Women today are much better accepted." - A. Jeanne Sprague


n January 2, 1993, A. Jeanne Sprague celebrated her 25th anniversary in the real estate business. "I love it as much as I ever did," she says. She was married and the mother of two young sons in 1961 when she enrolled in Colorado State University to complete a degree in accounting. When she took an elective course in real estate sales, she knew immediately the career she wanted to pursue. "I took to it like a duck to water," she says. As she looks back at her years in the


business, she sees her consistency as the secret of her success. "You must look at what you're doing as a career, never as a part-time job," she says. "You can't do real estate 'a little bit.' "You must love what you are doing. This is a business that takes lots of energy. It takes someone with a high energy level to succeed." Jeanne has a strong desire to make sure that people are happy in their homes. She believes that even if you're only going to be in a place for a short time, it's important that Louise's ultimate wish is that the day you feel good in your environment. "I can honestly say that I have will come when women will have the never looked at a deal as simply a same opportunity as men, given equaliway to make money," she says. "If ty in their positions and skills. you like what you do, and you do it -Louise Sluss well, success follows." to us because someone here has done To a young woman entering the work more than just take their order." force Jeanne says: "Do the best you can. Louise is pleased that today it is possible Put your best foot forward." to make a decent living in the travel busiIn 1968, when Jeanne entered the real ness. "There was a time," she says, "when estate business, women were not well salaries were so poor that it was impossible accepted in the field. "I never let the disto make ends meet." There have traditionally crimination I saw phase me," says Jeanne. been more women than men in the travel "I worked hard to always keep my sense of business, and Louise suggests that low humor." Jeanne remembers her dad and salaries may have been a reason for that. her grandfather both telling her that if she She credits computers with simplifying was going to be in business with men, then the business a great deal. "We used to she'd have to act like them. "I never did," spend hours on the phone making reservasays Jeanne. "I just made them think I was tions," she recalls. doing it their way." Louise's ultimate wish is that the day will Her wish for today's career woman is that come when women will have the same she be able to go right to the top - to the opportunity as men, given equality in their presidency of General Motors, or of the positions and skills. United States. Yet, she suggests that we are still not bringing up our daughters to be willing to pay the price necessary to get to the top. Young women must be motivated to learn, and to keep on learning. She regrets the reality that sometimes the smartest and most talented women must give up promising careers to have a family. In an ideal world, Jeanne would like to see them be able to do both.


hen Louise Sluss's former husband made the decision to go into business for himself, she went along. A Fort Collins travel agency was on the market, and the business opportunity looked like a good one. "Back then, 25 years ago, my husband was the one who set the goals that made our business successful," Louise says. "I had some office management experience that was helpful, but I wasn't a policy-maker in those early days." Louise learned many lessons in the years that followed. She learned that the difference between an outstanding employee and an average. "It has been interesting to watch," she says. "The most successful employee will make it his or her business to learn about what they don't know, whether it be history or geography, or the offbeat requirements of a certain airline. "Most of our clients are referred by other satisfied clients," Louise says. ''They come


"Consistency is the most important attribute for becoming successful." - Lois Schilling


ois Schilling has had an interest in finance since her school days. Math was a favorite subject. When she graduated from high school, she went to work in a clerical/bookkeeping position for Don Chapin Company, stockbrokers in Fort Collins. Since that time, the company has been bought out, merged and bought again, but

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41 years and three name changes later, Lois is still with the company, and enjoys the business as much as she ever did. "I was around when we used to mark up the numbers on a chalk board," Lois says. Boettcher and Company bought out Don Chapin in 1962. Boettcher merged with Kemper in 1985 and in May 1993, she moved with a number of partners to form theFort Collins Paine Webber office. Intent on developing her first job into a career, she took classes whenever she could, and within two years was a registered stockbroker. She was sensitive to the fact that there were very few women in thefield, and for that reason she felt she had to try harder. "Consistency is the most important attribute for becoming successful," she says. "Don't think you must start at the top. Be patient. The things you learn in an entry level job are important and you'll need to know them as your career progresses." It's easier for women stockbrokers today, Lois believes. Even so, men predominate in the field, and a woman who decides to make selling stocks and bonds a career must be aggressive. "Yes. I mean aggressive. Not assertive. Aggressive." If she could make a change in the world of work that would benefit women, Lois would like to see equal pay for equal work become a reality. "It's not happening," she reports. "That's discouraging. We need to take a long look at the way women are compensated." She notes that for women in sales, equal pay is not an issue. When you are on commission, your income reflects your skill, willingness to work, and dedication to your job.

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nne Beanblossom Foltz has been in the women's clothing business for 20 years, and for the last eight has owned her own shops in Estes Park. The clothing business was a natural for this mother of five. From the time she was in high school in Dixon, Illinois, she modeled and worked in women's clothing, eventually becoming a buyer for a department store. For a time, she worked in advertising for her family's oil and tire businesses, an opportunity to gain valuable business experience. When she came to Estes Park 20 years ago, she made the decision to work only part-time until all her children were in school. She was hired as manager of a women's clothing store with an out-of-town owner and before long, found herself working full-time plus. A desire to be in business for herself prompted the opening of The Blossom, ladies clothing, and The Beanie, (after Anne's nickname) that does a boom-

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ing business in t-shirts and sweatshirts. Anne loves the challenge and the everchanging nature of her business, but says it is a demanding one. She believes her success is the result of diligence, perseverance, hard work, and a willingness to stay on top of what's happening in her field. Even though Anne's shops are in a resort area, she has paid so much attention to giving personal service that second generation shoppers are now coming to her. Summer residents and visitors from across the state who come to Estes Park each year shop with Anne. She remembers them and asks about their families. "Shopping is a pleasure and my goal is to have people enjoy themselves while they are in my shops. "My business is prayed over daily," she says. 'The Lord has provided, and I must be a good steward. He never gives me more than I can handle. In return , I share the benefits with others." A strong faith must be combined with hard work, according to Anne . She suggests that young women considering any career should make sure to research it carefully and have a definite goal in mind before making a commitment. "You'll never make it without a well thoughtout business plan that extends for at least a three-year period, " she says . "The other critical requirement is enough operating capital. "Location, location, location," Anne says when asked about the most important factor to consider when opening a business. She took the plunge and established her shops in Stanley Village, a couple of blocks away from the main shopping area, when it was in the early stages of development. "My brother came to visit and had serious doubts about my choice of location," Anne says. But she stood firm, convinced her decision was a good one, and the years have proved her right. Anne believes that the way you present yourself and feel about yourself makes a big difference in the way you are treated as a woman in business. "If you're not doing well, take a look at yourself," she says. She concedes that women in the corporate world may have a more difficult time than women in retailing . "We're commanded to love one another," Anne says. "If everyone obeyed that simple rule , the world and the workplace would operate much more smoothly. I'd encourage people to put themselves in the shoes of the other person before they react in a situation. 'Love your neighbor as yourself' has great meaning for me." These women work for the love of what they do. All have worked long and hard enough that they could retire in comfort. But they made a different choice. In doing so they remain vital, interested in life and other people, and serve as examples for young women making decisions about work and family and entering their first "career" jobs.


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hat keeps a working make women (and men) more active, formational, spiritual, and physical. woman healthy these energetic productive, and focused. The effects of even the strongest of days? With work and caMany factors influence an individustressors can be lessened with the reers taking such a major al's stress "barometer:" personality, right kind of support. Family, friends, role in women's lives, physical fitness, mental health, living co-workers, health-care providers, health for women has beconditions, economic status, maturispriritual and informational agencies come an issue closely related to the ty, and support from others. can help you cope. Choose support workplace. In order to maintain optiManaging stress at an individual that is appropriate and a positive inmum health, women must consider level of comfort is a key element in fluence on your needs. the effects of sometimes overmaintaining good health. Dr. • Use direct stress management whelming schedules, psychological Christian Hageseth offers some tips techniques such as biofeedback, stress, physical demands, and envion consciously managing stress in meditation, self-awareness proronmental hazards resulting from your life: grams, and regular exercise. Deep work. • Identify the sources of stress in breathing can help you feel calmer In 1890, 1 out of 20 women in the your life. Remember sometimes your at any moment. Slow, deep breaths U.S. worked outside the home. A mind fools you- ask yourself, what exhaled through the mouth can century later, 2 out of every 3 women pressures are from your environment release tension in your body. Try are active in the work force. Not • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • this a few times in a row until only are women experiencing you relax. And, laugh a little, now what have been traditional says Dr. Hageseth. "Cultivate a "male" health problems from owever, stress can be a positive, upbeat sense of working, but also some "female" health-enhancer if it is humor. Humor can often proproblems directly related to genvide immediate relief for a der. What are these problems consciously kept at a tense situation." facing women in the workforce, manageable level. It can make and what can they do to stay PREGNANCY AND healthy? WOinen (and Jnen) 1nore THE WORKING WOMAN Because many working active, energetic STRESS AS FACTOR women have delayed pregnanStress is probably the #1 faccy until their mid or late thirties, productive, and focused. tor in increasing women's special problems have arisen health problems. Excessive from this delay. Karol Krakauer, stress can cause changes in the Certified Nurse Midwife at the body, including increased muscle and what pressures are you putting Fort Collins Women's Clinic, obtension, faster breathing, more rapid on yourself? Are you trying to be suserves that many of the "working heartbeat, and increased blood perwoman? Be realistic with your woman" problems are related to the pressure. When stress continues for personal and professional goals on a ability to become pregnant-delong periods of time, it often prodaily basis. creased fertility, miscarriage, pre-exduces physical and emotional prob• Deal with the sources that you have isting health problems, and an inlems such as fatigue, insomnia, identified as stressors-ask yourself, creased risk in genetic birth defects. neck and lower back pain, ulcers, which situations can be avoided or "Because women are spending and heart disease. eliminated? Protect yourself from more time up front on careers and Too much stress can bring on unnecessary stressors. Prioritize. Let waiting to have a baby, these probheadaches, exhaustion, weight gain, unnecessary tasks wait. Ask for help, lems seem to occur more often. Dischanges in eating habits, poor digesfrom co-workers, from relatives, and eases like endometriosis, which tion, and a decrease in coping abilifriends. Learn how to communicate interferes with fertility, gets worse the ties. Excessive stress can break what you really need. "Don't deny longer you wait to get pregnant. anger; channel it into productivity," down the body's immune function, There are just simply more physical thereby lowering resistance to disHageseth adds. things that get in the way of getting eases. However, stress can be a • Develop and use your own support pregnant the more you wait," Karol, a health-enhancer if it is consciously systems-support comes in many 25-year practitioner of women's kept at a manageable level. It can forms: emotional, financial, inhealth care, comments.



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"You have to change your response, your lifestyle, to find time for yourself. You must choose an exercise activity that pleases you, and do it REGULARLY, because sporadic exercise doesn't benefit you at all. You must make healthy choices in food - low fat, low protein, high carbohydrate diets." Rahe hasn't noted specific workrelated problems, but has a general sense of how health and fitness affect working women. "When we work with corporations, we see a difference in women and men that test and then join in on the program. Cardiovascular results, flexibility, and all around fitness increases," she says. Some working women are just "unfit", Rahe believes, because they are juggling roles of wife, mother, and career, and don't make their health and fitness a priority. Sometimes other things have to be put into the background in order to keep fit. Rahe has observed that women tend to make better choices than men about their health. They tend to have a healthy self-image, based on more self-esteem and a feeling of controlling their own destiny. This

Pregnancy can add many new stresses to a working woman's life. Many pregnant women experience physical changes such as nausea, fatigue, swelling, and backache, along with mood swings resulting from shifts in hormone levels. Emotional changes that come in anticipation of the birth and the responsibilities of parenthood, as well as financial changes can cause additional stress. Many women wonder about their ability to work during and immediately after the pregnancy. Although most healthy women can work up to the time labor begins, and resume working several weeks after giving birth, some women have pregnancy-related disabilities that prevent them from working. However, women today • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • are also benefitting from advances made in the ... women today are also management of pregnancy, especially for women benefitting froJn advances over 35. A healthy woman made in the managetnent of over 35 who follows recommended health care pregnancy, especially for is actually more likely to have a healthy pregnancy women over 35. A healthy and baby. Regular checkwotnan over 35 who follows ups, well-balanced eating, adequate rest and sleep, reco1n1nended health care is and extra help with household activities are the best actually more likely to ways a pregnant woman have a healthy pregnancy can stay healthy.

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CHOICES FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS According to a recent study from Kenneth Cooper Aerobic Fitness Clinic in Dallas, Texas, even lesser amounts of exercise are beneficial. In an All-Cause Mortality research project (asking the questions, "How long are people living?", "How are they dying", and "What lifestyles are contributing?"), it was determined that three 10-minute bouts of exercise a day were just as beneficial as one 30-minute one. Also, even a 50% use of maximal heart rate during exercise (instead of the usual recommended 60-80%) will give increased health benefits. Women can make exercise choices that don't overextend their time committment. The lunch hour, for instance, may be a perfect time to take a 30 minute walk. Women don't have to choose between eating and exercise. At morning break time a light snack can be eaten, then a short walk at noon, followed by another light snack before going back to work. Gynecologist Dr. Norma Stiglich, offers this advice: "Be good to yourself. Set aside those three hours a

week to work out. If you take 3 or 4, 30 - 45 minute workouts each week you will be surprised how well you feel. You will notice a change in body weight and shape - to the good! There really is no substitute for consistent exercise." Pat Kendall, Ph.D, nutritionist with

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The Lady In The Man'~lorld Sooner or later when you talk about the very early history of Fort Collins, you are going to run across a character who seems to be the symbol of everything that represented the foundations of the city. Not a rough and tumble mountain man or a tall and stern army colonel. Our character is Elizabeth Hickok Robbins Stone - "Auntie Stone,' and she didn't even get working in Fort Collins until after most people have retired. Auntie Stone's life spanned the entire 19th Century . She was born in 1801 in Connecticut. By 1829, she and her husband moved to St. Louis, the flourishing center of the western fur trade. At age 51 she was widowed with eight children. In 1864 she and her second husband heard that the army was moving to a new site downstream from Laporte , and they received permission to build a cabin at the new military reservation and run a boarding house for the officers. The family arrived in the fall to set up their business. She was 63 years old. In many ways Auntie Stone's little cabin was the social center for the entire Poudre Valley. She seemed like a symbol for

everything that the struggling settlers were trying to achieve . Younger men and women , who would grow disgusted with how hard their lives were , would look at 53year-old Auntie Stone and try harder. Her cabin was built on the corner of Jefferson and Linden , near the fort. She ran her boarding house, cooked for the officers and was loved and admired by everybody. Though her second husband died in 1866, she had a friendly, happy disposition and went right on raising her children , caring for a growing number of grandchildren and cooking for the soldiers. In 1866, Auntie Stone went into partnership with Henry Clay Petersen , the gunsmith at the fort. Together they built a mill to grind flour and a brick kiln. The flour mill has passed through many owners since that time, but it still continues as a mill and qualifies as the oldest business in Fort Collins. The original stone foundation and much of the building is still there on the river . Today, 126 years later, it is called Ranchway Feeds. Auntie Stone continued to run a boarding house and restaurant even after the fort closed. By 1873, when the town got started in earnest, Auntie Stone moved the cabin to the corner of Mountain and Mason and renamed it the Agricultural Hotel. She went right on running her businesses and cooking for guests even though she was now 72 years old. This active business woman finally retired , sort of, in 1885. But by now she was truly the belle of the ball. Over the last two decades of her life , the whole town found reasons to celebrate her birthdays and considered them to be more important than even the town 's birthday. Widely known as "Auntie" from Julesburg to the Green River she was one of the most respected women in the West. In December of 1895, this great lady died. On the day of her funeral , the bell in the tower of city hall was rung 94 times to celebrate her years and her passing. An age had ended and the city felt poorer for it. The cabin that Auntie Stone built in 1864 sat on the Mason Street lot for


some time. It was remodeled by a family several times. Eventually the cabin became a paint shop. It was also a little run down and was nearly demolished. In 1908 the newly organized Pioneer Women of the Cache La Poudre recognized the building for what it was - the only remaining authentic building from the time of the Fort in 1864. They raised $150 and saved the cabin from destruction. Finally, in 1959, the cabin was moved to library park. It was renovated and furnished with items from Auntie Stone's time. The cabin was moved one last time in 1975 to its present location in Pioneer Plaza at the Fort Collins Museum where you can tour it everyday except Monday. The cabin survived 128 years and is preserved in the memory of Elizabeth Stone, Fort Collins' remarkable, first professional woman.


By The lfay In order to provide improved services for its customers, the Lincoln Center is opening a Box Office and Theatre Gift Shop in the Foothills Fashion Mall, just east of Foley's Department Store. Fall hours are noon to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sundays, noon to 5:00 p.m. The space for the store was donated by the Foothills Fashion Mall and renovation costs were donated by the Lincoln Center Birthday Ball. Patrons may purchase tickets for any events at this off-site outlet for the Center's main box office. A $1 service charge will be added to the total price of all ticket orders to fund on-going costs of operating the ticket outlet. The store will also offer T-shirts, sweat shirts , buttons , key-chains , mugs and posters from some of Broadway's biggest musicals including "Phantom of the Opera," "Miss Saigon ," "Les Miserables," "City of Angels" and more. Can You Keep A Secret? The best entertainment value in town is the Lincoln Center 's Passport Travel Series. Si x arm chair visits to wonderful places throughout the world for just $21.00.

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Ellen Zibell Occupation: Executive Director, Downtown Business Association Born: Kansas City, MO. Age: 29 and holding In Fort Collins: 2 years Education: B.A. Journalism and Marketing How do you like your job? I wish I had ten hands and feet. The potential for downtown Fort Collins is so incredible that I want to do it all right now. Is there anything about it you don't like? I'm a people person and I like happy outcomes. In this job its almost impossible to keep from annoying somebody, no matter what you do. Last book you read? Pelican Brief, by John Grisham The most important book you ever read? The correct answer is The Bible, but if you print that everyone will think its just a puton. But it happens to be true. My early life was spent in a very close-knit family and my folks were careful to make sure I had a strong understanding of the spiritual world. Does that make them your most important people? Of course, now I have my husband Ted, and I'm devoted to him. But for all-around, top-notch people, you just can't beat my folks. What would you like people to think about you? That I'm a straight shooter. I can't stand pretense .. .! don't operate that way. What do you like to do? I like to cook, whenever I have the time. I love the rennovation we're doing on our old house, and I'm a rollerblading nut. Is that why you rollerblade around town during promotions? Partly . And also so I'm easy to find. People just say, "Look for the seven-foot blond on rollerblades. " Your favorite memory? Making blueberry cobblers with my grandma. Your worst day? Trying to find a job in Fort Collins. Your best advice: Rule #1. Don't sweat the small stuff. Rule #2. Everything is small stuff. Parting shot? If you really dig into this city and make it your own , its the best place to live in the whole world. Phil Walker is a Fort Collins native who has an avid interest in what is happening in the city today and a keen interest in our historical past.


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By Carol Ann Hixon usic, the art of the muses, thrives in Fort Collins with opportunities galore for tots to teenagers and beyond. In conversations with local teachers and schools , I learned that choices abound for vocal, instrumental, and performing opportunities , generally beginning with tots as young as three. The eight contacts shared enthusiasm for the importance of music as a foundation for much of life. Piano teacher Jeannine Green sees music as "one of life's most precious balances" noting that "music can be introduced at an early age .. . perhaps even before birth ." Larry Neal, owner of Seven Oaks Academy considers music a "fundamental building block for learning , and central to the academic program." When should a child begin music instruction? And what should that be? Mountain Center Music director Cathy Byrne offers "Musical Twos" for children who are 1-1 /2 to 3 years and their parents, providing ageappropriate singing and movement. Cathy's advice: Start musical expehences with infants , sing to them, move with them and learn to capitalize on the body ' s inner rhythm - such as a heartbeat. Jeannine adds, "encourage pre-schoolers to . . . I smg, s1ng , s1ng .. . . give exposure to rhythm sticks , bells, tam bourines . . . Visit the music section of your local library." Most instructors use the

term "age-appropriate" to discuss when to begin "lessons" and what activities to expect. But opinions on the definition vary. Laurie Cologne of Preferred Music School starts most piano students at 5 because they are receptive and excited about learning to play. Darlene Schnorr, who instructs piano and organ , finds second graders to be excellent beginners - they read and have the maturity to succeed. All acknowledge that determining when to start a child with formal music training must be based upon the individual though guidelines exist for the "norm." At Seven Oaks, which offers , in addition to the regular daytime program , before and after school activities for children through grade six, the music program has two components: the curriculum in which all children receive training in rhythm , meter, pitch, tempo, and notation taught by music educator Lorna Floyd; and optional individual lessons in piano , woodwinds, and singing . Floyd believes that all kids come with the potential for being successful in music. Early exposure increases the likelihood of reaching the potential. She does considerable singing , accompanying tots with a nylon string guitar to avoid overwhelming small voices. Kids stop and listen to the guitar if its too loud. Ruth Engle Lamer's youngest beginning violinist at the age of three plays a 16th-sized vio lin. Following the philosophy that anyone can be taught to play the violin , Ruth teaches with the Suzuki method. Suzuki is based on the mother-tongue theory. You learn to speak . .. your mother tongue . . . before you read . Likewise, you can learn to play music before you read music . Requi rements to enroll in Ruth 's (or any

other) Suzuki program? Interest and commitment from both parent and child. A parent attends every lesson with the child, taking notes because the parent is the tutor for the daily practice sessions . Students have private weekly lessons plus several group lessons each month. How often do students practice? Dr. Suzuki says, "You only practice on the days that you eat." The philosophy of education private elementary Oakwood School , is based on a child's innate desire to learn and the staff encou rages children to learn at thei r own rate. In keeping with that, Phyllis Smith, music instructor and teacher for the younger students , offers an after school orchestra for elementary aged students. Two groups , beginner and advanced will be available both for the 75 Oakwood students and for students from other schools. During the school day , Oakwood offers traditional opportun ities for students to study and use the elements of music. While determining when to start music training needn't be a problem , selecting the appropriate instrument can be. Obvious ly, inte rest on the pa rt of the student is pa ramount. Currently, an oft-selected instrument is the saxophone . Ron Bowen , Poudre R-1 music teache r, suggests that part of the choice may be MTV inspired - if the re's an instrument with a vocal group it's likely to be a sax. Floyd adds that a reason for the



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choice could be the saxophone provides the most immediate success with its closed holes, making it easier to control. Instrument choices in Poudre R-1 are made during the summer prior to seventh grade, when students explore an instrument through the six week summer music program, offered free of charge. Junior and senior high instructors help students select instruments based upon student interest and the needs of each school's bands and orchestras. Important to note: Smaller instruments are rented from local businesses for $15 to $25 per month while the large instruments (tuba, bass, timpani) are provided by the school with the student taking care of repair and cleaning. The summer program instructors assume the student is at ground zero with the instrument and focus on building a foundation. Also available is a program for advanced students, grades 8 through 12, costing $15 . As to choice, Schnorr feels everyone should learn to play some instrument and the piano is a good place to start. As a solo instrument the piano provides the player with hours of entertainment long after marching band and symphonies are a thing of the past. Green also agrees that starting with piano is excellent; allow a three year period with that, and then, if the student is interested, venture to other instruments. Advantages of piano: students become better readers and have discipline, respect, and appreciation for the arts. However, sometimes kids want to play an instrument not selected by others- like the accordion. Preferred Music offers accordion classes and the opportunity to play in an accordion band of 7 to 19 year olds. The instrument of choice could be voice. Cathy Byrne, "Mrs. B." to her students , designed the Mountain Center Music program to emphasize the development of musical skills. The curriculum includes singing , nursery rhymes, songs from other cultures, American folk music, and creating songs . For slightly older singers, most Poudre R-1 elementary schools have choirs. Academies and private voice opportunities are myriad . Of course, Poudre R-1 offers general music training to all students from kindergarten through seventh grade. After that , students elect to specialize in the various vocal and instrumental groups at the schools.


Elementary teachers expose stuskills learned in one field apply to dents to all elements of music , another. Karen says that "everyone demonstrating the relationship of has a strength somewhere" in music to life. Ron notes that activithe arts and participating in ties address two main goals: many forms reinforces that developing individual strength. The Academy appreciation of which caters to all ages 3 to music and learning adult, has a low attrition musical to work together as a rate. Older members menexperiences with team to accomplish a tor younger ones and common goal - perteachers get to know the infants, sing to formance in bands , kids, many of whom are them, move with orchestras, choirs. enrolled in more than them and learn to The integration of one activity to explore capitalize on the music with other arts and all possibilities. body's inner disciplines and the opporCarousel Conserrhythm - such tunity to perform are vatory, the eduemphasized at the Colorado cational branch of Academy for the Arts and Carousel Dinner the Carousel Conservatory. Theatre, is in its secAcademy director ond year of a sumKaren Lesser notes mer program that will that, while the now continue throughAcademy may out the year. This sumbe best known mer 85 participants from for its singing 6 to 18 year olds studied, and dancing rehearsed, and performed following troupes, an an extensive curriculum complete extensive with a clear mission: To provide childrama program rounds off their phidren with a positive theatrical experilosophy that the performing arts are ence that encourages growth in comintegrated. Be it dance, drama, municative, innovative, cognitive, colsinging, or playing an instrument, laborative, self-motivation capabili-

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Tlli\\fl:l. TillS Hawaii's Adventure Islands: Lanai and Molokai By Judy Varco, TraveiWorld ooking for a new experience on your next trip to Hawaii? These two islands remain the least touristed of Hawaii's major islands. They're served by regular inter-island flights and have hotels and car rentals , but you won't find any freeways, stoplights, shopping centers or supermarkets. Day trips from neighbor islands can let you sample the pleasures of Lanai and Molokai, but to get to a real feel for the easy pace of life you'll need a few days or more. This will give you time to explore little-traveled jeep tracks and empty beaches , to snorkel in rocky coves filled with a rainbow of reef fish , and to hike through misty rain forests. Lanai , only yesterday was billed as the Pineapple Island. Owned almost entirely by Dole Food Company it was the world ' s largest pineapple plantation. Today, Lanai still belongs to Dole's parent company but the island has blossomed as the Fiftieth State 's newest vacation playground . Two world class hotels have opened the 102-room Lodge at Koele in Lanai's cool, misty highlands and the 250-room Manele Bay Hotel overlooking its most beautiful beach, Hulopoe . A top-rated golf course designed by Greg Norman has debuted to rave reviews, and is already ranking on national top ten lists . This lush , par seventy-two course traverses high island plateaus down through wooded ravines. What really sets Lanai apart is its remarkable sense of seclusion and privacy. From check-in at tiny Lanai Airport to shared guest privileges at the hotels, its an experience that bumped the old "Pineapple Island" nickname aside in favor of: Hawaii's "Private Island."


To truly appreciate Lanai: 1. Hang out at crescent-shaped Hulopoe Beach, where snorkeling is fine and dolphins often put on a private circus just a hundred yards offshore. 2. Take four-wheel adventure drives to Shipwreck Beach to see several abandoned vessels, to the utterly isolated Lopa Beach , the ultimate fantasy cove with great views of Maui, or take a day jeep trip across the island to remote Polihua Beach. Your reward: Lanai's longest and widest beach, probably all to yourself. 3. Stop in at Club Lanai where hourly ferries bring day guests from neighbor island, Maui. 4. Explore the pineapple fields to find the weird red Lava formations at Garden of the Gods. 5. Tee off at the Greg Norman golf course, or practice on the 18-hole executive putting green. 6. See Lanai up close by bicycle or horseback. Or hike the Munno Trail up to the island's highest elevation, 3370 feet to view all five neighbor islands. 7 . Linger over every fabulous meal at Koele and Manele. Molokai , the "Friendly Island ," is 260 square miles of sheer natural beauty . There are awesome sea cliffs that rise more than 3000 feet above the windward coastline, ancient fish ponds along the southern shore, a tropical rain forest harboring rare birds and plants, a lush valley in the east end, and the sad ghosts of the past which haunt a beautiful peninsula called Kalaupapa where the ocean and 1600 foot high cliffs serve as natural barriers, completely isolating the former settlement for Leprosy patients from the rest of the island. Kaulaupapa was declared a

National Historic Park in December, 1980, and has since attracted thousands of visitors. To experience Molokai relaxation: 1. Experience the daylong Molokai Mule Ride along a cliff-hugging trail that has 26 switchbacks and descends 1600 feet to the Kalaupapa Penninsula. 2. Walk around the hill at the south end of Kaluakoi 's Kepuhi Beach to behold one of Hawaii's most picture perfect beaches. 3. Lunch with a giraffe at the Molokai Ranch Wildlife Park, a one-square mile slice of the Serengeti that's also home to zebra, deer, and more. 4. Follow the coast to the east end 's sparkling-green Halawa Valley and hike the rain-forested trail to Moaula Falls , Hawaii's longest waterfall. 5. Explore an ancient heiau (temple) or fishpool left by early Polynesians. 6. Watch surfers and toast the sunset from the Kaluakoi 's oceanfront patiolounge ; from November to April, whales frequent the waters . More than anything enjoy the freshness of these two unspoiled islands. You will come away relaxed and with a smile.

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Sister Mary Alice Murphy Since childhood she "wanted to make a difference for people who did not have it so good; to make it possible for those who have, to help those who do not have." By Sandra Cowan ister Mary Alice Murphy, director of CARE Housing, Inc., is a loving individual who knew since childhood that she "wanted to make a difference for people who did not have it so good; to make it possible for those who have, to help those who do not have." And indeed she has. In just over a year, she has raised more than $600,000 for CARE Housing, a nonprofit board committed to build affordable housing in Larimer County. Affordable housing means that people below the median income (per HUD, in Fort Collins $38,000 for a family of four) spend 30 percent of their income for housing. "We find that people with lower salaries tend to disproportionately spend more for housing than any of the other necessities of life." Even though the $2,000,000 housing projects will build about 40 two- and three-bedroom housing units, there are 2,000 families in Fort Collins and 2,000 in Loveland waiting for housing . Each of the initial two-phase projects will build 20 rental units. "Forty homes to house 4,000 people looks like a drop in the bucket, but we want to establish a way that private/public monies can be used so that we and other groups will be able to get housing built," says Mary Alice . Sister Mary Alice Murphy, 62, born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, the oldest of five children, knew she always wanted to work with the poor. She learned about people from her father, a salesman , and her mother, a hairdresser, before she retired to fulltime motherhood. After graduating from high school Mary Alice left to pursue her desire to help people. She attended Victory Noll Junior College in Huntington, Indiana, graduated with a B.S . degree from Sienna Heights College in Adrian , Michigan, and received her M.S.W. from Denver University.


After completing her education, she worked for the Denver Catholic Community Services doing social and community work in different churches, where she organized volunteers .around such issues as food stamps, 'low income families, housing, or emergency needs. She showed people how they could help themselves. In 1983, Mary Alice came to Fort Collins to assume the position of director for the Catholic Community Services Northern. She took over the existing services of the elderly outreach program and senior chuckwagon. She recalls the time when a board member investigated whether a meal-site program was needed for low income people and he was told there were no poor people in Fort Collins. Mary Alice saw other problems that were becoming prevalent. Food pantries were in great demand. With only $300 she started a meal program for low-income individuals . The first three months people were fed from food discarded by supermarkets . Eventually, the Food Distribution Center was started . She also began the Job Bank and the hot meal program from St. Joseph Church. And because she is the type of person she is, she readily credits the many people who cooperated and helped see these projects through. When she saw a need for those who could not pay rent or utility bills, Emergency Assistance was started. She says, if you can help people then, you can prevent homelessness . "Sometimes people need temporary help until they can get back on their feet." As the need became apparent for short-term housing , The Mission was established . For several years the shelter was in donated older buildings until The Mission building was complete. Mary Alice adds that funding for The Mission came in from numerous sources. The Community Development


Block grant . . . . . .. . (CDBG) gave $50,000. The rest came from local foundations and donations and two substantial gifts: a local woman gave $100,000, and through a bequest for the homeless, the Arch Diocese from Denver gave the Catholic Community Services Northern $1 06,000 to be used specifically for the homeless. The total cost was $776,000. "We came in under bid, which was unheard of. In two years we paid off the entire amount for the building. However, ongoing monies are needed continually for staff and maintenance." After completion of The Mission, Mary Alice took on a management position with the Victory Noll Sisters, a nationwide sisterhood . She also worked with several churches on social concern issues, emergency assistance, and housing. While working on the economic forum for housing, she noticed that the housing situation was becoming critical. A recommendation was made that she organize CARE Housing. To get seed money for the housing project, Mary Alice sells designer CARE pins. "They are concrete, tangible ways people can do something to help a problem that looks unsolvable." The goal was to clear $10,000 in a year. She has almost doubled that in little more than a year by bringing in $19,000 clear. She credits "her little ambassadors" from all over the country with the great volume of sales from the pins. They are so attractive that she sold $200 worth of pins on her two-week vacation . The pins are designed and made by three artists. Lucinda, the original design jeweler was on the board for the homeless in Portland , Maine and wanted to combine her jewelry-making talents with a cause that would make a difference. Mary Alice seems to attract people who want to help. "Projects like hous-

ing are not something that one person can do. What I am good at is orchestrating the talents of other people . It isn't me. It's all those other folks . That's not being humble. That's being truthful. What if that woman had not come forth with the $100,000 to get us started. She was a key person. " When she is not working , she likes to swim , read, bike on the trails , and watch good movies. She likes to pray, which helps her "live a life of faith ." Sister Mary Alice is fulfilling her calling by being the bridge to help those who have, help those who do not. "If you only work with the poor, you are handicapped because you don't have the resources necessary to help them. They have a lot of those resources internally, but they also need help ... to help themselves. That is a delicate balance. The poor have a lot to give to the rest of us. People who possess more are willing to help if they know their money will be well spent and the cause is worthwhile. "I hope what I've done is let people know they can make an impact, too . These good works projects are not a one-person effort. The Mission wasn 't, and the housing isn 't either. " Mary Alice tries to live the mission statement of the Victory Noll Sisters, which is to help the poor and oppressed in a noninstitutional way. "We work in different ways , to challenge the system. We tend not to be system people." A friend describes Mary Alice as a hedge sister, a term taken from Ireland where priests had to use stone hedges as classrooms to teach reading and writing because public schools were illegal to use . "It is doing things in out-of-theway places with different means." Sister Mary Alice is influenced very much by the teachings and person of her mentor, Jesus Christ. "I've been blessed with wonderful people to work with especially in Fort Collins. It's not hard to create beautiful music when you have a great orchestra. One person on her horn can only go so far ." The contributions that Sister Mary Alice has put forth toward orchestrating The Mission , Emergency Assistence, lowincome housing , and CARE Housing , Inc. have definitely made a difference in Fort Collins. Style salutes you , Sister Mary Alice!

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