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In This Month’s Issue

l 25 Years of Craftiness l Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival l Local Haunts of Colorado l Business Spotlight - Skin by Leah l Dia De Los Muertos Fundraiser

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Schwiger Ranch Fall Festival

Dia De Los Muertos Inspire Creative Theater’s fundraiser 25 Years of Craftiness

Healthy Indulgences A women’s symposium Local Haunts in Colorado Day trip to some scary fun places Local Business Spotlight Skin by Leah Local Author Spotlight A great local author


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Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival The Historic Schweiger Ranch plays host, once again, to the annual Fall Festival the first Saturday in October. From 10am2pm on October 7th, the Ranch will be teeming with all things Autumnal. Enjoy the day and all it has to offer with guided tours of the Ranch, Bluegrass Music, kids’ crafts and the Cave of Confusion. Refreshments will be available to purchase from vendors and food trucks at the event. What’s a fall festival without a good old fashioned pumpkin patch? Be sure to bring a little pocket change, pumpkins will be ready for purchase for $5, with small gourds and mini pumpkins free to each child. (Limit one per child) Hay rides and wagon rides, provided by Colorado Carriage Company, will be part of the festivities as well. Plans are in place to have a fruit and vegetable vendor at the event too, so fresh apples and other fall produce may be available to purchase. The Douglas County Library is getting in on the fun at the Ranch with story-telling for the little ones in the morning, and later in the day, a few ghost stories for older kiddos. Schweiger Ranch has deep roots within the Ridgegate Community and Lone Tree, reaching back to the 19th Century. The ranch was built by three brothers, John, Joseph and Jacob Schweiger, in 1874, after John emigrated from Austria and found his way to the Denver area. His brothers soon joined him and after saving enough money, bought their first parcel of land from William Eli Ashley in 1874. The boys’ parents homesteaded with them for several years until their mother passed away in 1879. After drawing straws to see who would venture to take a bride after their mother’s death, John drew the short straw and

married his wife Anna in 1885. Together they had seven children and it’s believed that the current house, barn, stable and loafing shed were built after 1893 to accommodate the Schweiger’s growing family. Over time, the family grew the land from the original 38 acres to nearly 4,000 acres. The land was sold in the 1950’s, but after falling on hard times, the developer sold it again in 1972 to what is now RidgeGate Investments. Undeveloped land was leased for ranching operations until the late 90’s, when a vision for the master planned community, now known as RidgeGate, was imagined. Seizing the opportunity to preserve Schweiger Ranch as a cultural and educational facility, Coventry Development formed the Schweiger Foundation, preserving the original 38 acres (donated by RidgeGate Investments) and restoring buildings that had fallen into disrepair, bringing them back to their historic condition. In 2004, Douglas County was approached to designate the ranch as a historic landmark and that status was granted the same year. Four years later, the Schweiger Ranch Foundation received its first grant to save the barn, which was near collapse at the time. The Ranch is now open to the public for tours, educational events, and private parties and special events like the Fall Festival, and is thriving as a living history museum. Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival is on Saturday, October 7th from 10am-2pm. It is located at 10822 Havana Street in Lone Tree. To get there, follow signs on Havana to parking in the lot behind the green gate on your way to the Ranch and take a tractor ride into the festivities. Handicapped parking will be available near the event site. OCTOBER 2017


Inspire Creative Theatre Company’s Día De Los Muertos Event Saturday, October 21st 6:00pm – 1:00am Studio @ Mainstreet - 19604 E. Mainstreet - Downtown Parker - 303.790.0875


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Celebrating its 10th year of operation, Inspire Creative Theatre Company (ICTC) is an artist directed, local theatre company bringing the best of big time theatre to the heart of our Parker community. Since its beginning, ICTC has performed over 100 fully produced stage musicals and provided teaching and training in the performing arts for all ages. Casting both professional and amateur actors from around the nation, they continue to be a local favorite, reaching audiences of over 200,000 in their 10 years of operation. They have provided over 2,000 students opportunities to receive training in musical theatre, dance, singing, and acting. For the last three years, they have been the co-producing theatre company for the Town of Parker. If you’ve seen any of the recent musicals at the PACE, including Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, and Spamalot, then you are familiar with Inspire Creative’s incredible work. This fall, Inspire Creative brings Rogers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific to what will likely be another round of sold out audiences at the PACE Center.

Located in the old Action Auto Service location, this converted service garage will be an intimate and unique venue for this year’s fundraiser. Guests will enjoy delicious catered food and drinks, and be entertained by a selection of musicians, comedians, and performers. Party goers can dress up in their favorite Día De Los Muertos costume and face painting will be available to perfectly finish the look for the evening. Additionally, guests will be invited to bid on live and silent auction items including custom “Día De Los Muertos” sugar skulls painted by celebrity artists. Tickets for the Inspire Creative Theatre Company’s Día De Los Muertos event are available for just $25.00/ per person or $45.00/per person for VIP packages. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www. or call 303-790-0875.

Each year, Inspire Creative Theatre Company hosts a themed event to raise much needed funds for their education programs, performance season, and company expansion. This year’s theme is Día De Los Muertos and is sure to be an extravagant and delightfully perfect October evening. The Día De Los Muertos event will be hosted at Parker’s newest event space – the Studio@Mainstreet at 19640 E. Mainstreet. OCTOBER 2017


25 Years of Craftiness! The Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire Twenty-five years ago, a few ladies from the Castle Rock Senior Center decided it might be fun to get together and sell some of their beautiful, handmade crafts. That humble beginning back in 1992 has evolved into the largest craft event in south Denver and now serves as the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season for thousands of eager shoppers. The Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire comes to town Saturday, November 4th, from 9:00am-4:00pm. Every square inch of the area’s biggest venue, the Douglas County Events Center at the Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, will be filled with 150 booths selling unique, handcrafted items, one of a kind gifts, scrumptious food and much, much more. One of those booths will be set up by Thelma Minney, who may hold the title of longest running vendor. “I’ve loved this show since I started in 1996,” she said. Although she has had to give up her bees after years of selling honey, she’ll still have other items for craft show shoppers, including her aprons, which are always popular selling items. She keeps coming back because the show keeps getting better. She is not alone, as more than 80% of the vendors, coming in from all over the state, are returning this year. The show has moved around, from a room in a previous Senior Center building, to the Castle Rock Recreation Center, and then to Kirk Hall at the fairgrounds in 2006, when it housed 35 booths. It relocated to the current location in the Events Center in 2007, taking up only half of the facility but allowing space to expand the popular bake sale, book sale and silent auction. The show grew to 80 vendors by 2011, but was only attended by about 800 people. As word spread, the show has literally exploded these last few years; bringing more than 5,000 people through the doors in 2016, shopping not only at the craft booths, but also at “Grandma’s Attic,” where hundreds of treasures await. Another popular addition is the recently added Holiday Wreath Silent Auction in the Community Corner room.


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“We are proud of the legacy of this show and strive to honor those who started it 25 years ago as we prepare for it all year,” explained Debbi Haynie, Executive Director of the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center. “The show has a following with the vendors who say it’s one of the best, with the hundreds of volunteers it takes to put on an event of this caliber, and with the attendees who come back year after year because of the great bargains they find.” Proceeds from the event provide services and programming to the growing senior population. Traditionally, the Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire has never charged an entrance fee, and that tradition continues this year. Admittance is free, however, guests are asked to consider bringing non-perishable food donations for a local food bank. The first 1000 families who come through the doors this year will receive a commemorative 25th Anniversary shopping bag. Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit more than mingling through the seemingly endless aisles of treasures at the Craft Show. They say it’s better to give than receive, but finding that perfect gift to give is pretty great too. Mark your calendars for November 4th and be prepared to find all kinds of great gifts for everyone on your list! Don’t miss the Castle Rock Craft Show Extraordinaire on Saturday, November 4, 2017. It is at the Douglas County Events Center from 9:00am-4:00pm. For more information, go to OCTOBER 2017


Aging beautifully takes wisdom, wit and a little chocolate.

Join us for Healthy Indulgences – A Women’s Symposium, A Day for You brought to you by Sky Ridge Medical Center. There will be oodles of healthcare and pampering tips to make this a day about health, renewal and rejuvenation…just for you. So, get your best buddy, mom, sister or daughter and register today at 9

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Healthy Indulgences – A Free Women’s Symposium, A Day for You

October 7 ~ Marriott Denver South 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~ Spa lunch included

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Registration and networking

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“Menopause…why me, what’s next?” by Dr. Madhavi Patt, one of only 18 North American Menopause Society Certified Practitioners in CO

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“How do the new dense breast mammography guidelines affect me?” by Dr. Lora Barke and Mary Freivogel, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor

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“Oh my aging bones…keeping them healthy for the long haul,” by Dr. Kathy Vidlock

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Lunch and Special Presentation “Optimistic Aging…Transform Your Fear into Excitement,” by Margit Cox Henderson, Ph.D.

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“Mitigate Menopausal Weight Gain with Nutrition,“ by Jessica Crandall, RDN and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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“Diet, Cancer and Inflammation…What You Need to Know,” by Dr. Edward Carriere

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Enjoy chocolate, a glass of heart healthy red wine and visit our many pampering professionals

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Come Trick or Treat season, people start scoping out where to find the best corn mazes, pumpkin patches and, if they enjoy a bit of a thrill, the best haunted houses. You don’t have to wait until Halloween to find some great haunts; turns out, Colorado has some great destinations that will add a little spooky to your next weekend day trip. The Molly Brown House Museum (Denver)

The “Unsinkable” Molly Brown was a one-time local who famously survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. She once lived in this Victorian Denver home, built in 1889. Since then, it’s served as a private residence, an apartment for young men, and a home for wayward girls. It’s also a place associated with numerous eerie tales, including tales of hauntings by Molly herself. Today, in addition to frequent visitors by paranormal investigators, it serves as an educational outlet and offers historical tours.

Museum of Colorado Prisons (Canon City)

Royal Gorge is not the only thing to check out while you’re in town. “Stop by and do time” at the museum, which shares a stone wall and armed towers with the prison that has been in continuous operation since 1871. Explore over 140 years of history including the two story cell house, with 30 inmate cells on the upper level and archival storage, the original kitchen and isolation cells on the lower level. Documentation of famous riots and exhibits of famous inmates, including Alfred Packer (convicted cannibal) and Antone Woode (convicted 12 year old murderer) are just some of the creepy artifacts on display. With all that happened within those prison walls over the last couple hundred years, the spookiness level is definitely high.

Hotel Colorado (Glenwood Springs)

The Hotel Colorado was built in 1891 and hosted such famous guests as Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft, Molly Brown, Al Capone and even notorious gambler Doc Holiday (although his visits to the Hot Springs preceded the existing hotel, his presence forever links him with the beginnings of the Hotel Colorado.) It was converted to a hospital in WWII, hosting as many as 500 injured military personnel. The giant ovens in the basement, rumored to have been used as crematoriums. There are still 131 of the original rooms available to guests, but visitors to the hotel


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aren’t limited to paying guests. Guests and staff alike have reported lots of activity, especially in the pre-dawn hours. Elevators moving floor to floor without passengers, wafting smells of cigar smoke and perfume in the lobby and sounds of dishes being moved in the Devereaux Dining Room have all been reported. A young girl in Victorian clothing has reportedly been seen playing ball on the grounds as well. Check in and see what you might see at the Hotel Colorado.

Central City Masonic Cemetery and Creepy Crawl (Central City) Nothing says creepy weekend haunt like an old cemetery. Just above the mining towns of Central City lies this graveyard that was started in the early 1860’s. Rumor has it that every year around November 1st, the ghost of a woman dressed in black appears to visit the grave of John Edward Cameron. There’s also stories of the ghost of a young boy that may follow you around the grounds. As they say, there’s safety in numbers, so if you chose, you can visit the cemetery with the Gilpin Historical Society during the Creepy Crawls around the city each October and take in Paranormal Night at the Museum.

Hotel Jerome (Aspen)

Aspen is known for being a luxury ski resort destination, but this particular hotel has quite a different reputation. Jerome B. Wheeler built the hotel in 1889, less than a decade after the mining town of Aspen was established. The town and the hotel were booming until Aspen’s “quiet years” with the mines beginning to close. At that time, people paid $10 for a month of residence at the hotel, including meals, and the Hotel Jerome became the social center of town. Hauntings at the Jerome are rumored to include visits from the ghost of a little boy who tragically drowned in the swimming pool as well as a maid who fell ill and died after falling into an ice-cold pond. Brave enough to book your stay?

Stanley Hotel (Estes Park)

The Stanley, arguable the best known spooky Rocky Mountain destination, is famous for being the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining. The hotel is home to endless ghost stories, including those of no less than 4 spirits regularly roaming the halls, most notably, Lucy, Paul, Eddie, and Elizabeth. In the concert hall, lights have been known to flicker, laughter and footsteps echo off the walls and unexplainable, chilly drafts greet guests from time to time. During the spookiest of seasons the Stanley offers more than just their famous Evening Tour; join them for Murder Mystery Dinners, The Shining Ball on October 21st, and Halloween Masquerade Party on October 28th. Book your stay with the Spirit Adventure Package for tickets to the spirited night tour, a Stanley “squishy” ghost, REDRUM mug and accommodations of the most infamous 4th floor.

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Skin By Leah

8683 E Lincoln Ave suite 200 Lonetree, CO 80124 720-608-3933 10-6pm Mon-Friday and Sat 10-4:00pm DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS Medical Aesthetics Skin Care. We Focus on Skin Wellness, Hydration, Color Correction, Tightening, Retexturing overall appearance of skin as well as Acne Treatments, Acne Scaring, facial broken Capillaries and spider veins giving you the skin you’ve always wanted. That amazing healthy glow. WHY DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS IN LONE TREE? It’s a great central location and the clientele is business and family oriented. I’m also located within an exclusive dental practice Almeida and Bell dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. They welcomed me with open arms in the center of their business and it’s truly been a HUGE Blessing. Not only are they so kind, but truly they also strive for excellence like I do. WHY DID YOU GET INTO THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS? I struggled with horrible acne as a teenager, so I did everything I could to clear up my skin. I’ve been in the beauty skin care industry for over 20 years. I worked for over 9 different skin care lines, learning ingredients and what worked for my skin and others. It brings me such joy when I make others feel beautiful and teach them how to truly care for their skin. WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS “UNIQUE” OR DIFFERENT? I’m from Newport Beach Ca, land of the OC where outward appearance is a


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huge focus. I’m bringing the Orange County Ca/LA Skin Care treatments to the Colorado area but with a genuineness of really caring for my clients. I offer the red carpet treatments such as Fire and Ice, The Amazing Hydrafacial MD and the XEO Limelight and Laser Genesis. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT OWNING YOUR BUSINESS? Freedom. I love the freedom to bring in products and services that I know work and that I am personally passionate about. I love to customize services for each client and have the freedom to really work with each individual for their skin care needs. I always try to be flexible with clients schedules bringing the best of customer service to my practice. I like to consider myself the Nordstrom or Four Seasons of Skin Care. WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT SERVICE SOMEONE SHOULD TRY AT YOUR SALON? I strongly believe in building trust and relationship first and foremost. Having a personalized consultation is important because each client is different. Of course I have my favorite treatments which include the Laser Genesis which has no downtime, stimulates a ton of new collagen, tightens, shrinks pores and retextures the appearance of ALL SKIN TYPES. I recommend a series of 6 to get the best results, one treatment every 4 weeks. I also love love the Hydrafacial. This helps with fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, firms and evens out skin tone bringing vibrancy to the skin. It also helps with large pores and brightens the skin. Skin Boosters are a must, including the Stem Cell Growth Factor. WHAT ADVISE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WANTING TO OPEN A BUSINESS IN OUR COMMUNITY? Really study your surrounding clientele. See what’s needed in the area. Ask yourself, would you be a client of your own business? What kind of experience do you want to bring to your practice? Visit other businesses that bring you inspiration but then make it your own. Make customer service and excellence a priority and success will naturally follow. Don’t be lazy, be your own walking billboard for what you are promoting. Care about you and what you want to bring to the community.


Liliana Martelli Delaney dreads returning to the Massachusetts farm where she grew up and recently inherited. She hated the farm and everything to do with farm life! She hopes that sorting out the detritus of the 250-year-old house, once an inn, and the outbuildings will help resolve her anger and animosity. She plans to sell the place, and put an end to that negative portion of her life. But Lily and her family discover evidence of some shady dealings by former owners who operated the inn and tavern during Prohibition. Rumors and stories she heard as a child about bootlegging and a missing Revenue Man may have had some truth to them. She becomes determined to solve the mystery! Lily’s story is often poignant, and sometimes frightening, but her adventurous spirit, loving heart and ability to see a little humor in any situation make this book a must read! Return to the Scene is available online at OCTOBER 2017


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October 2017 edition of Search Lone Tree Magazine, the premier monthly community magazine for Lone Tree Colorado