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A Painting Company You Can Trust! Symphony is a family owned local business. We are small enough to treat you like family and large enough, with our exceptional team of experts, to provide great customer service. Our reputation is on the line. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Our goal is always to delight our clients with amazing customer service and the end result of a beautiful home. We strive to set the standard for excellence in the work that we do. Quality in the small details is important to us and fulfilling our commitment to improve your home is our mission from your initial call to the project completion. Our estimates are detailed and clearly understood with no hidden fees. We provide free color consultation and design ideas that make us your #1 painting company.
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SPRING IN YOUR STEP Some helpful hints on how to give your home that fresh, spring feel.
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Now Accepting New Patients CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT We are testing patients with Covid symptoms and those needing proof to return to work or school.
Introducing Lindsey Campion, FNP-C, APRN
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We are pleased to be able to serve Parker as both an urgent care and family medicine clinic. We provide a myriad of services to get you well and keep you healthy.
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Historic Snow Storm A historic storm blanketed the Town last month, burrying the community in over 28 inches of snow. It was the 4th largest accumulation on record and shut down many businesses and schools. Being Colorado, it all melted a few days later.
New Director of Economic Development
Special Election Candidate Forum
Bo Martinez is the Town's new deputy town administrator. Martinez was hired by the Town of Parker effective Feb. 8 to replace Jim Cleveland, who retired after 27 years.
Parker Chamber held a candidate forum for the 2 seats open in the special election. Candidates presented themselves and spoke about issues and topics related to Parker.
Former Mayor running for Governor
DCL Summer Camps
Former Mayor Greg Lopez launched his candidacy for Governor of Colorado at Deep Space here in Parker. In attendance were former Mayor Casiano and Mayor Toborg.
Douglas County Libraries will be offering an array of in-person summer camps for kids ages 4-11 this summer. Visit DCL.org/camp-dcl for the full list of openings.
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Keep it Local Means: Responsible Growth Economic Development Safety & Public Health
ANNE BARRINGTON FOR PARKER TOWN COUNCIL
SPECIAL ELECTION | APRIL 20, 2021
“I genuinely believe anyone seeking public office should be a long-standing member of the community, understand the needs and desires of both the citizens and the business community, and have a solid track record of community involvement.”
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KEEP IT LOCAL, PARKER! RESPONSIBLE GROWTH Parker is a thriving and dynamic community where people can live, work, shop & play. I will;
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Parker’s high quality of life makes our community economically competitive, creates business opportunities, and strengthens the local tax base. I will work hard to;
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PROTECT YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO SECURE SAFETY & PUBLIC HEALTH Maintain Quality of Life – The Reason We Choose Parker as Our Home. I will fight to ensure your tax dollars are spent wisely on the services that are important to you;
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SPRINGCLEAN With the sunshine out and the weather warming up, it is time to put our homes in better shape. Open the windows, turn up the music, and inspire some springcleaning action! To break down cleaning the entire house, take each job as a 20-minute project and incorporate one or more each day. For some tried and true advice, here are some practical tips from the experts: Start at the top and work down. Look up. Use a static duster to reach your ceiling fan, cobwebs, and high air vents. Next – vertical surfaces. Dust picture frames and wall hangings. Spray the rag instead of directly onto glass, so moisture doesn’t get inside your frames. Use a warm, soapy sponge to wash walls without damaging paint. Wash windows when they are not facing direct sunlight, which can contribute to streaks. Dust window coverings.
Freshen up curtains by throwing them into the dryer on the short “air only” cycle. Clean seldom-washed comforters and throw pillows. Check labels and wash/ dry with care. Vacuum both sides of your mattress and spray with disinfectant while your bedding is washing. Vacuum both sides of couch pillows and underneath. In the kitchen and bathrooms, dump ½ cup baking soda and ¼ cup salt into the drains. Follow with 1 cup of warmed vinegar. Let foam for 15 minutes to freshen drain smells. Run hot water for 30 seconds. Use lemon rinds to freshen the disposal. Clean bathroom surfaces with Soft Scrub. Pull out kitchen and laundry appliances to vacuum and wash behind and under. Remove fridge drawers and shelves to wash in soapy water. Use liquid dish soap to cut grease. Wash all kitchen surfaces. Use your hood vent each time you cook
on the stove to keep grease, smoke, and odors from settling. Declutter cabinets and containers. Use the dishwasher for washable containers, toys, or parts. Finally, tackle the floors. Wash plasticbacked rugs and hang to dry. Vacuum other rugs on both sides. Vacuum hard floors to get in each crevice and use extensions for corners and under furniture. Set a warm, damp cloth on stubborn spills to soak for 10 minutes before mopping. Vacuum all carpet and along the baseboards. When finished, vacuum the bottom of your broom and wash in soapy water; then air dry. Replace vacuum bags and cut through thread and hair on the roller with a seam ripper. Beat your static duster outside on the cement to remove excess buildup. Keeping your cleaning tools in good shape will help your house stay in good shape. Happy cleaning!
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Daniel Matthews Financial Adviser
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2020 was tough, but 2021 provides an opportunity to start fresh and make impactful changes to your financial plan.
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Daniel Matthews, Financial Adviser offering investment advisory services through Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser . Registered Representative offering securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), A Licensed Insurance AgencyAgent, New York Life Insurance Company 3200 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 700, Denver CO 80209. 303-744-2000 High Peaks Wealth Strategies, LLC is not owned or operated by Eagle Strategies LLC, NYLIFE Securities or any of their affiliates. Eagle Strategies and NYLIFE Securities are New York Life companies.
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Outdoor Living We asked Josh Barry, owner of Freedom Contractors, how to get the most of your outdoor entertaining space.
There has been a trend toward outdoor living spaces. Why is this trend growing and why did it start? Has COVID impacted the industry? The home is the new castle. Since the lockdown, our average customer has spent more time at home than ever before. Also, with real estate booming in Colorado because of an influx of residents from California and other states with tighter lockdown restrictions than Colorado, as well as low interest rates for home refinancing, we’ve seen projects get larger and more ornate as our customers look to add more square footage, custom features, and personalizing touches to their outdoor projects. 16 SEARCHPARKER | APRIL 2021
What should people consider when thinking about outdoor space design? What are some of the common mistakes people make? Often times, people search online forums for information about pricing out their outdoor projects. Any online pricing resource likely has not been updated for current market conditions. The COVID pandemic has changed the entire world and every market therein has been affected in some way. Also, with rapid inflation in today’s market, construction projects cost much more than they used to. I always suggest that customers get 2-3 bids for each of their home improvement projects and avoid forming unrealistic expectations about what their work might cost prior to seeing pricing from a reputable professional. Also, another common mistake I see is homeowners not maximizing the amount of square footage that they can utilize in their projects. With most home improvement projects, the demolition and initial costs of the project are fixed regardless of whether a homeowner decides to rebuild a small space or replace a small space with a large one. Often, more square footage can be had for only a slight increase in price in the grand scheme of an entire project. I try to encourage customers to “buy once, cry once” and avoid wishing that they had done more with their project when they had the chance. What are the most important elements of outdoor living designs? How do water and fire features figure in to the design? My first question to a potential customer is “what do you want to do with the space?" Function is key when considering the design of an outdoor living project. Any homeowner should consider how often they entertain friends and family in their outdoor space, as well as what purposes they want their outdoor space to serve. For instance, I will design a deck off of a master bedroom much different than a deck that is being used as the primary outdoor entertainment space for the entire home. Fire and water features often add function and ambience to a structure. Fire features are key gathering spaces where friends and family can warm up after the sun has set or even hang out in fall and winter to watch Sunday football and enjoy the seasons. Water features create soothing noise and change the feel and look of any outdoor space. How much should light play a part in the design aspect of the space? Lighting is very important, not only for safety, but also for the after-hours enjoyment of outdoor space. Adding lighting features can drastically improve the function of patio covers and decks. Adding up-lighting to landscaping projects can allow a home to be viewed completely differently at night than in the day time.
What are some of the new features and technologies that have spawned due to the demand for “the next cool thing”? One of the huge changes that we have made as a company is the switch from framing decks with lumber to steel. While the price of lumber has been extremely volatile since March 2020, the quality has gone down. Pricing and access to structural steel has remained relatively stable. Steel joists also last far longer than wood joists without rotting, warping, twisting, etc. Though there’s more labor involved in framing with steel-framed decks, our customers are happy to pay the price for a structure that will stay perfectly flat forever. In 2021, every one of our customers is looking for a maintenance-free outdoor space. In addition to steel framing, we also use Deckorators Voyage composite decking and high quality, powder coated aluminum railing in all of our projects. The only maintenance required for any deck that we build is routine cleaning. Aside from that, every material that we install should last for decades of enjoyment with virtually no fuss or trouble. What are the upkeep expectations for outdoor living spaces here in Parker? Our average customer expects minimal to no maintenance in their outdoor living spaces. This is why the use of modern materials is so important when designing these spaces. Where wood and other traditional materials have rustic appeal, they fall short of products like modern composite decking, railing, and siding. Homeowners should keep in mind that staining and painting are considerable expenses that must be taken into account when considering between conventional materials like wood and newer, more expensive, but maintenance-free, components. APRIL 2021 | SEARCHPARKER 17
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SPRINGINYOURSTEP Six simple ways to freshen up your home for spring
Open your windows! - Through long winter months, we missed the breeze coming in, the sounds of birds in the trees, and kids playing outside. Open up and feel the beginning of outdoor weather again! Let in the fresh air to circulate and improve the air quality throughout your home. Open two windows to get a cross breeze. Maybe you can have a few weeks with no heating or AC costs.
Bright and Green - Bring fresh greens or bright flowers onto your patio and into your kitchen to enjoy the beauties of the season. Use a vase, a pitcher, a canning jar; it doesn’t need to be fancy. Even begin preparing your seedling starts for the garden. Brighten up your space and celebrate the Earth waking up again.
Pillows - Add light, bright, or floral-printed pillows to change up your decorations and lighten up your rooms after the heavy winter colors. Animal silhouettes and scenes can deliver a touch of whimsy and fun. Soft or textured fabric will add interest to our sense of touch and comfort to our furniture.
Ceramic or Stone Animal - Spring brings new life to nature, with animals coming out in abundance. It is exciting to see baby animals and nests with tiny eggs. Incorporate these cute little friends into a table display or front porch. A bunny, bird, frog, or other little creature will serve as a darling decoration.
Front Door Wreath - The simple but beautiful circle and color of a wreath will bring cheer to your front door. It is a pleasant welcome to neighbors and will enliven your curb appeal. The circle is also reminiscent of Easter worship as a Christian symbol of eternal life. It is an ancient tradition marking honor and celebration.
Spring Scent - Light a candle, melt a new wax fragrance, or bake some fresh favorites to bring spring feelings and memories to mind. Strawberry shortcake, lemon bread, blueberry muffins, lilac, or lavender are sure to work. This simple trick will signal the start of spring to an additional sense - our sense of smell, which triggers our nostalgia and brings it all back.
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