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FYI/Happenings Mayor Says "No More Co-Mingling" Homeless Donations Following a CBS4 Investigation, the City of Denver has decided it will no longer co-mingle donations made to help the homeless. “I certainly think maybe it wasn’t the best idea and we reversed course”, said Julie Smith, communications director for Denver’s Department of Human Services. But when CBS4 revealed the financing of the sweep, homeless advocates were outraged and the city used public works funds to pay for the sweep. “It doesn’t look good because it wasn’t good”, said Nathan WoodliffStanley, Executive Director of the ACLU of Colorado. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told CBS4 what happened was an “administrative snafu.” City officials explained that public donations to help the homeless had been placed in the same fund- the homeless donations fund- as monies from the federal government. Now, Denver’s new budget calls for the homeless donation fund to be split into two funds, with public donations held in a stand-alone fund, and other sources of money to assist the homeless being housed in a separate fund. The change was first reported by the website Denverite.com.

“This is just a way to increase transparency and accountability for how we’re using the money,” said Smith. Woodliff-Stanley said he doesn’t believe the Mayor’s explanation that what happened was an “administrative snafu. I don’t think it was accounting error in the first place.” ”It was intentional on the part of city leaders to do what they did. It was an intentional and callous decision on the part of city leaders. People were told ‘put money in the meters’ and don’t give it to the homeless because they can’t be trusted with it. Instead it was the city you couldn’t trust with the money,” said Woodliff-Stanley.

Free Tours of the Gov's Mansion for the Holidays Free public tours of the Governor’s Residence, decorated for the holidays by the American Society of Interior Designers Colorado Chapter (ASID,) will be offered Thursday through Sunday, December 8 through December 11 and December 15 through December 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. so that all may enjoy the history and beauty of Colorado’s Home. For the fourth year in a row, interior design members of ASID will be professionally decorating six rooms of the former Boettcher mansion, this year highlighting the spirit of the holidays in a global context for the more than

5,000 guests who visit each season. The Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund invites the public to take a holiday trip around the world without leaving the state. Plan now to visit the home of Governor and First Lady Hickenlooper during the public tours and enjoy holiday designs that celebrate the spirit of international exchange and cultural awareness. Colorado’s Home will celebrate the state’s Sister Cities and global holiday traditions with a décor theme of ‘Colorado’s Kith and Kin.’ Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after World War II in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of peace and reconciliation and to encourage trade and tourism. In recent times, town twinning has increasingly been used to form strategic international business links between member cities. ASID Colorado Designers will be showcasing their work in these rooms: 1. Grand Drawing Room – Boulder’s Sister City- Dushanbe, Tajikistan DESIGN BY: TRISH BONNEY 2. Elegant State Dining Room – Pueblo’s Sister City- Maribor, Slovenia DESIGN BY: LESLIE KAZMIERCZAK

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FYI/Happenings LEAP November Launch for Low Income Energy Program Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) begins accepting applications for its 2016/17 season on Tuesday, November 1. LEAP is a 100-percent federally funded program administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) that provides cash assistance to help Coloradans pay a portion of home heating costs during the winter months. The program pays the highest benefits to those with the highest heating bills and the lowest incomes by family size. Applicant income may not exceed 165 percent of the federal poverty level ($3,341 per month for a family of four). “Last year, nearly 98,000 Coloradans applied for LEAP, receiving an average benefit of nearly $389 per household,” said Aggie Berens, LEAP manager. “We want to make sure that all eligible Coloradans are aware of LEAP’s assistance so they can receive some help with heating costs this winter.” To qualify for LEAP, applicants must be responsible for paying heating costs directly to an energy provider, fuel dealer or as part of their rent. They also must be permanent legal residents of the United States and Colorado, or have household members who are U.S. citizens. LEAP-eligible households may also qualify for programs that inspect a home’s primary heating source, such as a furnace or wood‐burning stove, and weatherization upgrades that improve a home’s energy efficiency. The State of Colorado also offers a rebate of property tax, rent and heat expenses to low-income seniors and disabled persons. Please visit the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/ tax/property-tax-rent-heat-credit-ptcrebate-file  for more information and the rebate application booklet. To find out if you qualify for LEAP, call toll-free at 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap to view the most current program application requirements and download an application. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2017.

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Mayor Submits 2017 Budget Proposal Mayor Michael B. Hancock submitted his 2017 budget proposal to City Council, calling for responsible investments to meet the demands and diverse priorities of a growing city. “We are a vibrant, thriving city that prides itself on offering a great quality of life,” Mayor Hancock said. “This budget thoughtfully addresses the growing needs of our residents – including affordable housing, mobility and public safety -- and strives to bring prosperity and opportunity within everyone’s reach. I am pleased to present City Council with a budget proposal that ensures we continue to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars while reflecting the priorities of a growing population.” The 2017 budget proposal calls for increasing the size of the city’s police force, including concentrating 16 officers downtown; adding more affordable homes to the housing supply; improving street and sidewalk conditions and enhancing other mobility options; increasing staffing to meet customer demand in the city’s permitting offices; and continuing to make investments in services for Denver’s vulnerable and at-risk populations. “The Mayor’s 2017 budget propoal positions Denver to preserve our high financial ratings, maintain healthy reserves and focus on responsible growth,” said Chief Financial Officer Brendan Hanlon. “Economic uncertainties have led us to be cautious with this year’s budget proposal and that is reflected in the proposals we are presenting to Council.” The Mayor’s $1.32 billion General Fund budget proposal includes: · $5 million into the Affordable Housing Fund to produce and preserve affordable housing units across the city. City Council is also currently considering an ordinance to create a permanent, dedicated fund that would add $10 million toward the creation, preservation and rehabilitation of affordable housing for next year; · $650,000 to open the new Office of HOPE (Housing & Opportunities for People Everywhere) to help coordinate city policies along the entire homeless to housing spectrum; An additional $19 million to pave, repair, maintain and repave more of

our roads, improve city sidewalks for pedestrians, and expand our network of connected and protected bike lanes; $16 million to add 48 police officers to bolster patrolling across the city, including 16 who will be concentrated downtown, increase 911 staff, increase the number of officers who wear body cameras to include off-duty police officers, and add two new police academy classes to train the next generation of police recruits; $2.2 million to finalize the transition to standardized cart-based trash service citywide, and add four additional composting routes and three additional recycling routes; $289,000 to hire three full time employees to bolster Denver’s Disability Parking Enforcement Program and other parking rules; and Maintaining the city’s General Fund reserves at 15.2 percent of expenditures, ensuring continued strong credit ratings in the bond and investment markets. City Council committees will begin budget hearings later this month, with final adoption in November. CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Budget Proposal.

$29 Million Project Begins Brighton / RiNo Gateway This morning, the City and County of Denver along with leaders from the River North (RiNo) Art District, broke ground on a $29 million project that will help establish Brighton Boulevard

as a major thoroughfare in Denver. The Brighton Boulevard redevelopment project, managed by the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) in partnership with Denver Public Works, will construct critical public infrastructure from 29th to 44th Streets. The first stretch to be improved is from 29th to 40th Streets and includes:, · New, continuous sidewalks · Raised, protected bike lanes, also known as cycle tracks · New and upgraded signalized intersections · Bike detection added to three intersections · New landscaping, light fixtures and benches · additional on-street parking · Utility and drainage improvements For years, Brighton Boulevard has been a short-cut or back door into downtown Denver, but this redevelopment project will make Brighton a new gateway to the city,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “It’s time to make these necessary improvements along the corridor to create safer spaces for all transportation modes and create a vibrant space for River North’s residents and growing businesses.” The project has been a top priority for the NDCC, which is working to improve connectivity for residents across North Denver. “We’re excited to see this project break ground after years of work,” said Anna Jones, Executive Director of the NDCC. “It’s going to have a tremendous impact on the neighborhood, opening up new areas

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FYI/Happenings to walk and explore in North Denver.” The new Brighton Boulevard will serve as a northern gateway to downtown, a link to DEN, and further stimulate the thriving River North District. “The thoughtful design of the street presents incredible new opportunities for development and activation, lifting economic opportunities for the neighborhood, creating jobs and a safer, more vibrant experience for everyone who enjoys this special place,” said Jamie Licko, Executive Director of the RiNo Art District. mprovements along Brighton29th to 40th Streets are expected to be completed in 2018. The NDCC is Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s initiative to strategically align six redevelopment projects in North Denver. For more information on this project and on the NDCC, please visit denvergov.org/ndcc. nditures, ensuring continued strong credi

Applications for Sustainable Neighborhoods Due Dec.5th Denver Environmental Health is soliciting applications from residents and neighborhood organizations to join Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. Up to two neighborhoods will be selected for the program, and will join the West Colfax, North City Park, Chaffee Park-Regis, Barnum, Villa Park,

Green Valley Ranch, Baker, East Montclair/East Colfax, Congress Park, and Highland neighborhoods. The program gives residents the opportunity to become active partners in making Denver a more vibrant and sustainable community. Neighborhoods receive in-kind support from the City, in the form of printing, venue and catering fees, and staff time to assist with outreach and project development. Participating Sustainable Neighborhoods earn credits for achieving sustainability goals by completing projects such as: hosting workshops at the local community garden, making energy efficiency upgrades at home, cleaning up alleyways and parks, and encouraging neighbors to sign up for the City’s free recycling service. Depending on the number of credits earned in a given year, neighborhoods receive designation as a “Participating Sustainable Neighborhood” or as an “Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood.” "This program provides a platform for residents to become leaders in their community,” says Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Coordinator Taylor Moellers. “Anyone can propose a project, and no project is too small. Whether it’s a Rain Barrel Workshop or a Neighborhood-wide Energy Efficiency Challenge – the Sustainable Neighborhoods staff is here to help.” o learn more about the program anapply, visit www.SustainableNeighborhoodNetwork.org/Denver. Sus-

tainable Neighborhood applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th. For more information contact Taylor Moellers, Taylor.Moellers@ denvergov.org or 720-865-5477.

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FYI/Happenings Denver LeafDrop - New Weekend Drop-Off Sites Denver residents who are spending part of the weekend raking leaves are in luck! Starting Saturday, November 5, six neighborhood LeafDrop locations will open for the next three weekends. Denver residents can drop-off raked leaves to be composted, and Jack-O’Lanterns still sitting on the porch from Halloween will be accepted too! Materials composted during the LeafDrop Program will be made available for Denver residents to purchase in May at Denver Recycles’ Annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale. Weekend Drop-Off Sites Open November 5 – 20, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 3:00pm: East: Crammer Park – 3rd Ave. & Clermont St. North Central: Bruce Randolph High School – E. 40th Ave. & Steele St. South Central: South High School – Louisiana Ave. & Franklin St. Southwest: Kennedy High School – Newland St. & Brown Pl. West: Sloan’s Lake Park – 17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd. Southeast: Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (use the Jewell Avenue entrance) Weekday Drop-Off Sites Open Through December 2, Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm: Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South) Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 on Havana St.) Denver residents can go to denvergov.org/leafdrop to receive a coupon for a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags from participating Ace Hardware stores. Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted too! Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines: Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials. Never rake or blow leaves into the street as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers. LeafDrop is sponsored by Denver Recycles, in partnership with A1 Organics. For more information, go to denvergov.org/denverrecycles.

Debbie Ortega's How Can We Improve Denver? What infrastructure needs replaced or improved? Denver is preparing to ask the voters to approve General Obligation (GO) bonds to finance capital improvement projects and we want your input! City staff has created Elevate 2020, the city's six-year capital improvement plan. The plan identifies Denver's major

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city assets like parks, recreation centers, libraries, roads, etc. that need restoration or replacement. The need for new city facilities such as swimming pools and recreation centers are also identified in the plan. A series of public forums is being held throughout the city to receive your input. We need to hear what projects should be prioritized and what needs are not included. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming meetings: Tuesday, November 15, 6 - 7:30 pm at the Montbello Campus, 5000 Crown Blvd. Thursday, November 17, 6-7:30 pm at Teller Elementary School, 1150 Garfield St. Tuesday, November 29, 6-7:30 pm at the Corky Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St. Thursday, December 1, 6 - 7:30 pm. Lincoln High School, 2285 So. Federal Blvd. Tuesday, December 6, 6 - 7:30 pm at Bruce Randolph School, 4955 Steele St. Thursday, December 8, 6 - 7:30 pm at South High School, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. I am co-sponsoring several of the meetings and hope to see you there. If you cannot attend the meeting, questions and comments can be submitted by emailing 2017GOBond@ denvergov.org.

Invitation to Mayor's Cabinet in the Community Please join us for Mayor Michael B. Hancock's Cabinet in the Community on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9am-11am at DSST: Cole Middle School (1350 E 33rd Ave) For general questions, email jessica.jorgensen@denvergov.org For a Sign Language Interpreter, eail signlanguageservices@denvergov.org For other disability accommodations, email disabilityaccess@ denvergov.org

announced the city would pursue general obligation (GO) bonds with the intent of fulfilling overdue and upcoming capital asset and infrastructure needs. The process will culminate in November 2017 with a proposed citywide vote. “Denver is faced with a great opportunity to make critical investments in our growing city with the upcoming 2017 GO Bond,” Mayor Hancock said. “A key part of this process is to hear from you – our residents, businesses and neighborhoods – about your ideas and priorities. I am thankful to City Council for their partnership in helping to identify priority investments. I know we are all eager to engage and listen.” It has been 10 years since the last GO bond issuance, the $550 million Better Denver Bond Program. The Better Denver Bond Program allowed Denver to improve, preserve and build roads, libraries, parks, city offices, and other facilities. You can see examples of these projects and read more about the last bond here. “This is a great opportunity to secure funding for necessary capital improvements and additions in our neighborhoods,” Council President Albus Brooks said. “Each of our neighborhoods is unique and I encourage our residents to let their voice be heard about what short and long-term restoration, replacement and expansion projects they would like to see take place.” Initial public meetings will begin next month. Information gathered from the public will help identify a package of proposals that will be submitted to City Council next summer for referral to the November 2017 ballot. The foundation of investment considerations for the 2017 bond

is based on Elevate 2020, the 20152020 Six Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP identifies Denver’s major city asset rehabilitation needs and new investment opportunities in capital infrastructure. Public and City Council input on the CIP and additional projects that are eligible are an important part of the process. Additional projects that the 2017 bond can pay for must be city-owned and -operated assets. The yearlong process will include four phases of thoughtful input and assessment: FALL Community meetings hosted by the City and Denver City Council members to help gather input: Tuesday, November 15, 6-7:30 p.m.: Montbello Campus, 5000 Crown Blvd. Thursday, November 17, 6-7:30 p.m.: Teller Elementary School, 1150 Garfield St. · Tuesday, November 29, 6-7:30 p.m.: Corky Gonzales Library, 1498 Irving St. · Thursday, December 1, 6-7:30 p.m.: Lincoln High School, 2285 S. Federal Blvd. · Tuesday, December 6, 6-7:30 p.m.: Bruce Randolph School, 3955 Steele St. · Thursday, December 8, 6-7:30 p.m.: South High School, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave.

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Seeking Residents Input on Short/Long-term Infrastructure Needs The Hancock Administration, in partnership with the Denver City Council, announced today the launch of a yearlong effort to gather public input on short- and long-term city-owned infrastructure needs, including mobility and transportation, parks, buildings, and cultural facilities. At his 2016 State of the City Address, Mayor Michael B. Hancock

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Wining & Dining SOL Mexican Concina Happy Hour and Great Food!

SOL Mexican Cocina in Cherry Creek just launched Happy Hour in the bar and lounge Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour includes special prices on cocktails including several margaritas like the SOL house or frozen margarita for $5.75, bottled beers for $3.50 and $3 off wines by the glass, among others. They are also offering happy hour prices on some of their most popular dishes like Panuchos - fresh corn masa stuffed with cheese and deep fried, on black beans with lettuce, crema and pico - for $5 each, their signature Hot & Raw Ceviche for $8.75 (photo attached), and Lemon Mezcal Grilled Chicken or Pork Carnitas Street Tacos which are two for $4.50, among other dishes. The complete menus are attached as an FYI. SOL also just added a new Mezcal cocktail to their menu called Pineapple Express that is smoky and sweet and includes Sombra Mezcal, muddled pineapple, mint, agave and a splash of soda, with a chile con limon rim. SOL offers a seasonal guacamole and seasonal margarita that change monthly. For October, SOL is featuring a Pumpkin Spice Margarita and a seasonal guacamole with roasted chile, squash, candied bacon, caramelized onions, serrano chiles, pepitas, and pil-

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Oceanaire Oyster Bash Nov. 20th

The Oceanaire Seafood Room invites seafood lovers to the Oceanaire Oyster Bash on Sunday, November 20 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to celebrate the Mile High City’s best variety of East and West oysters, as well as fresh shrimp, delicious lobster and hors d’oeuvres including: Oceanaire Salts Grilled Oysters Rock Oysters on the half shell Fried Shrimp Lobster Rolls Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Seafood Gumbo Crab Cakes Grilled Streak Oyster Po Boy Clam Chowder Taco Stand Sushi Bar and more… Pairing perfectly with the seafood bites, Oyster Bash will also feature a selection of wines from Robert Mondavi, Rodney Strong, Kim Crawford and Oyster Bay wineries, as well as spirits from Grey Goose, Stranahans and Hendricks. Ice cold craft beer will be provided by Oskar Blues Brewery and New Belgium Brewing.

soft opening on Tuesday, November 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For the time being, the spot will be open for lunch only from Tuesday through Saturday. Some of the most popular items on the eatery's menu includes the Kalua pork bento box, the aloha kale entree salad, Hawaii sliders, and spam musubi. A grand opening party and luau is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some new menu items will be introduced that day.

From 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., the Brian Hornbuckle band will take the stage and rock the night away with their signature rock-n-blues. Tickets are available now for $75, excluding tax and gratuity. Oyster Bash has a limited number of tickets and so purchase while supplies last. Valet parking will be available for $8. The Oceanaire is located at 1400 Arapahoe Street, the hours of operation are: Monday – Saturday 5 – 10 p.m. and Sunday 5 – 9 p.m. For more information about The Oceanaire or Oyster Bash, please contact 303-9912277.

Dio Mio Opens in RiNo November 15th

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Dio Mio's highly anticipated 'pasta party' is about to begin! The 46-seat restaurant located at 3264 Larimer Street, will be open for Dinner service beginning tomorrow Tuesday, November 15th. The rotating dinner menu will include a handful of small plates and salads, a mix of traditional and experimental pasta dishes, as well as alternating ‘large format’ dishes. The beverage program will feature a unique and affordable wine list, batch cocktails, craft beer, and select Italian spirits. Additionally, the coffee program will feature espresso-only drinks, from independent roasters around the nation.

A phenomenon that started with just a takeout window, Ohana Island Kitchen is ready to go in its new brick and mortar location. Located at 2563 15th Street, in the former Jay's Patio Cafe space, Ohana will have a whole 1,000 square feet of space to share its Hawaiian-inspired fare in. Small but mighty, with seating for 20 and more on a patio when the weather permits, the business owned by Louie and Regan Colburn will start with a

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Arts LoDown Vance Kirkland Studio Transported to New Kirkland Museum In an engineering feat, the existing Vance Kirkland Studio moved via eight sets of remote-controlled articulating wheels from the original site at 13th Avenue and Pearl Street to the location of the future home of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art at 12th Avenue and Bannock Street. “We are appreciative of our partners, Mammoth Moving & Rigging, Inc. and Shaw Construction, who meticulously and gently prepared the building to transport it eight blocks west to its new home. We also extend a special thanks to the many city agencies who helped make this feat possible,” said Hugh Grant, Kirkland Museum Founding Director & Curator. Vance Kirkland’s studio & art school building (built 1910–1911 for Henry Read's Students' School of Art) is the

heart of the Kirkland Museum experience. Kirkland (1904–1981) was among the most important Colorado and regional painters of the 20th century and painted in the studio for most of his 55-year career. Grant explains, “Because of the prestige that Kirkland carries for the reputation of Colorado art, it was essential that we saved his historic studio. The studio has always been an integral part of the visiting experience at Kirkland Museum.” Kirkland Museum worked closely with the historic preservation community to ensure that the move and the condition of the three-room studio are maintained. Kirkland Museum’s new facility near the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum is on schedule to open in fall 2017. The expanded space at the museum’s new location offers far greater visibility for the museum’s three collections (international decorative art, Colorado and regional art and works by

Vance Kirkland) and will make it even more convenient for art lovers to experience all the internationally important artwork Denver offers in the Golden Triangle Neighborhood.

Center for Visual Arts "COLLECTIVE NOUNS" Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces its biennial COLLECTIVE NOUNS: MSU Denver Art Faculty Exhibition offering students and the community a glimpse into the studio art and design practice of the art faculty and staff. On view November 18, 2016 through January 21, 2017, the exhibition brings together objects across a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, video and typography representing the artists’ experiences, influences and interests. An opening reception will be held November 18, 6-8pm, during Art District on Santa Fe’s Third Friday. The event is free and open to the public. Metropolitan State University of Denve,r965 Santa Fe Drive,Denver, CO 80206 www.msudenver.edu/

NEXT's National Call for Entries CALL FOR ENTRIES now open for the NEXT Up, Online Entry Submission Deadline: January 22, 2017 Exhibition Dates: February 23 – March 11, 2017, Visit: https://www. callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info. php?ID=3894 to submit or www.nextartgallerydenver.com, 25 of the best artists will be selected by our juror, Ivar Zeile, to complement our traditional and contemporary, space. Among the 25 selected artists our juror, Ivar Zeile, will select a Best of Show Award with a, monetary prize of $500 and an Honorable Mention with a monetary prize of $250., Show Opens: 2/24/2017, Hours: Thursday – 5-10 pm, Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday Noon-8 pm and Sunday Noon-6 pm www.denverarts.org/news/call_ for_entries/

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Chicano Arts Council's "Expression of Identity" Expressions of Identity: A Journey of Discovery will debut at the Chicano Humanities Arts Council (772 Santa Fe) Nov.4- Dec.3. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between Metropolitan State University of Denver Journey Through Our Heritage programs (an indigenous based outreach program), local artist and local high schools in celebration of Native American Heritage month. Traditionally the month has been a time of celebrating the rich and

diverse cultures, traditions, histories and important contributions of Native people. It is also an opportunity to educate the general public about indigenous identity and the unique challenges Native people have faced. “This is an extremely unique art show” says Arlette Lucero curator and artist in residence with JTOH program. “Starting in September we began sending a wonderful team of 15 college mentors into the high schools to work with students on issues of identity as part of the yearlong MSU JTOH academic knowledge bowl.” The MSU Denver JTOH program recognizes the indigenous identity of Chicano/ Mexicano and African American students. The CHAC show focuses on themes of contemporary cultural identity among the students. Local Chicana artist Arlette Lucero and Apache artist Atekpatzin, along with MSU students Damaris Santos, Michelle Mejia, Seth Casias, Dominic Baca and high school students from Ace Community Challenge will explore the concept of indigenous identity through expressions of self. Free opening reception for the art how at CHAC is Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. ​ ​Tzotzollin will also release their new C.D. Temaliztli Teocuicameh: Music of Purification and Healing. For more information on the art w call 303-571-0440 or visit www. chacweb.org. For more information on the MSU Denver JTOH program visit www.msudenver.edu/ journey call 720-329-0869 or email jtoh2016@gmail.com

SYNC Gallery November and December Exhibitions SYNC Gallery presents Awakening: Paintings by Jenny Wilson and Pamela Gilmore Hake, Awakening describes the new works by Jenny Wilson and Pamela Gilmore Hake. This exhibition is each artist’s interpretation of their own Awakening in nature; how they view nature around them, and the Awakening each of them have experienced in their art process. Jenny Wilson: Artist Statement: I find the greatest artistic inspirion from exploring the mysteries of nature and how they relate to the human spirit. My paintings are conceptualized in my mind and then applied upon paper. Making art is a meditative process, steeped in the desire to create something beautiful and serene that will resonate with the viewer. I work in acrylic, carefully applying layers to create an illuminated sense of atmosphere., My landscape paintings become layered stories that have multiple interpretations. My art is motivated by desires many of us share: to experience an Awakening; to connect with something greater in this universe; to find

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Arts LoDown peace and serenity. SYNC Gallery’s Third Friday artists’ reception will be held on November 18th & First Friday Art Walk on December 2nd from 6-9pm; Exhibition runs 11.17.16 through 12.10.16. Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold Medalist

"Colorado Toys" Art Exhibit at DIA Denver International Airport’s (DEN) Art and Culture Program presents a new exhibit featuring fantastical toys by Colorado artisan toy makers and collectors. “Colorado Toys” was designed to be a whimsical experience and is sure to surprise and delight kids of all ages. It is scheduled from October through December and is located in Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal, Level 6 North before A Bridge Security. The exhibit’s display cases feature unique handcrafted toys and a touch of nostalgia with museum and privately collected vintage pieces. The exhibit also features childhood toy stories from select community leaders and celebrities in Denver and the Colorado region. Dolls, stuffed bears, games, miniatures, memorable

characters and toys galore are sure to both captivate and gratify your memories and sense of play! Participating toy makers and collectors: BeginAgain Toys, Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys; Little Colorado; Michelle Lamb’s “One and Only” Collectible Bears; Andrew Novick, Private Collector and Kimberly J. Wendt, Handmade Bears. Participating Colorado community leaders: Kim Day, Chief Executive Officer, Denver International Airport;, Missy Franklin, Olympic Gold MedalisRich Karlis, Former Denver Broncos Kicker; Mary Louise Lee, Denver’s First Lady; Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor, State of Colorado; Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic Skiing Gold Medalist; and Isaac Slade, The Fray lead vocalist.

$10/entry, no limit, all media accepted, Core will take 30% commission on works sold, work can be NFS (not for sale). Show Dates: November 10 27, 2016. Bring us your best small art work., This is CORE's last open entry show of 2016. Make a statement. Be seen. Sell your art.

if you aren't already, and finish your gift shopping now to avoid that lastminute hectic rush. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios has a huge variety of specialty items that will be perfect for your family and friends. Stop in and have a leisurely look at our fantastic array of functional and decorative art. We will be displaying works of fine art - paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and sculpture. Join us during the week and on 1st and 3rd Fridays for fun evenings at our gallery. While you're there, explore two floors of studios inhabited by thirty artists working in a variety of media. Visit with the artists and see what’s happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery. The 29th Annual Holiday Exhibition runs through Dec. 31, 2016. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery 747 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 www.artistsonsantafe.com

CORE New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204Gallery Hours: Thursday Noon - 6 p.m.,, Friday Noon - 9 p.m., Saturday Noon - 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m www.corenewartspace.com

29th Annual Holiday Arts Sale Before you know it, the winter holidays will be upon us and the festivities will begin. Be prepared this season,

CORE Gallery Call for Entries

Bring us your best small art work., This is CORE's last open entry show of 2016. Make a statement. Be seen. Sell your art. Submit artwork less than 15 inches in any dimension to CORE at 900 Santa Fe Drive between October 16th and November 6th during gallery hours.

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Animal Matters Denver Dumb Friends League "PAWS TO GIVE" While you’re making your holiday gift list, don’t forget about the furry, four-legged homeless friends in need of a little extra help this holiday season. The Dumb Friends League is holding its annual Paws to Give holiday fund drive to help the many homeless pets and horses in its care. Each holiday season, patrons are invited to our three facilities—the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, and the Harmony Equine Center in Franktown—to fill out a "paw" decoration with a donation amount and a message, which then is displayed on our walls. Children and adults alike often write something in honor or memory of a special pet or horse. Donations of supplies are also welcome to help us care for the animals, and a wish list can be found online at ddfl.org/supplies. This is a great time for patrons to visit the shelters with their families, view the animals in our care, and teach and share the spirit of giving. “For those who aren’t able to adopt, it’s a great way to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet or horse in need,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. Last year, the Dumb Friends League saved more than 19,000 homeless pets, and placed 100 percent of healthy cats

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and dogs into loving homes. This year’s Paws to Give goal of $25,000 will help the Dumb Friends League care for the thousands of homeless cats, dogs, small pets and horses that will come through its doors in the coming year. Donations can be made at our facilities, online at ddfl.org/give or by mailing a check to Dumb Friends League Paws to Give, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231. In addition to making a donation, you can also help support homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League through your holiday shopping: • 2017 Calendar: Purchase a fullcolor 2017 Dumb Friends League pet photo calendar for $15 in person at one of our shelters or online at ddfl.org. It’s the gift that gives all year round! • Gift cards: Give a gift card to the pet lover in your life, which can be used toward adoption fees or pet supplies in our gift shop. • AmazonSmile: Shop online through AmazonSmile, and they will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Dumb Friends League. Visit smile.

amazon.com to sign up. • Holiday cards: Pick up a pack of holiday cards to send to friends and family. For $15 you get 10 cards and envelopes sure to spread holiday cheer. For more information about Paws to Give, and to find out more ways you can help homeless pets this holiday season, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 7515772. About the Dumb Friends League Founded in 1910, the Dumb Friends League is the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, helping pets and people in the Denver metro area and beyond. In 2012, the League expanded the scope of its services to include providing shelter,

care and hope for abused and neglected equines in Colorado. The Dumb Friends League has shelters at 2080 S. Quebec St. in Denver and the Buddy Center at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, as well as the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™ near Franktown. For more information, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.

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Inner City Health Center Date: 11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016 Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM 3800 York St, Denver, CO, 80205

Tour De Cure American Diabetes Association On September 24, the Tour de Cure Colorado welcomed over 1500 participants to Salisbury Park in Parker to ride, walk or run and raise funds for the Association’s mission here in Colorado. Additionally, there were hundreds of volunteers that helped make the day possible. Currently, Tour de Cure has raised over $1.1 million to fund diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts taking place here in Colorado – but there’s still time to donate or

Art Restart Holiday Collection Created By Homeless Women

Artwork by women in poverty provides amazing images for holiday greetings Thanksgiving is on the horizon and the holiday season ensues bringing a celebration of happiness to share with loved ones Art Restart has the perfect holiday card collection to make family, friends, business associates, customers, and all those near-and-dear

fundraise to help reach our goal of raising $1.5 million! Fundraising will remain open until October 24 at www.diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure. This was the first year that Tour de Cure took place in Parker, and combined three previous Association events – Tour de Cure Colorado, Southern Colorado Tour de Cure, and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. New this year was a festival that offered fun activities for the whole community to help raise awareness for diabetes. Tour de Cure celebrates all people living with diabetes as Red Riders, Red Striders and the volunteer Red Crew – these are the heroes of the day!

Thank you to our National Sponsors: Lilly Diabetes, Primal and Gold’s Gym; local presenting sponsor Primal; and Local Event Sponsors: Audi, Parker Adventist Hospital, Amazing Moves, Walmart, Delta Dental, Lilly Diabetes, Boa, Jason’s Deli, The Town of Parker, Mad Greens, Breckenridge Brewery, CBS 4, Telemundo and Denver News. As the Association continues to grow this event, community members are invited to join our volunteer planning committee; please contact Tour Committee Chair, Deana Lehman at deana@tourdecurecolorado. Additional photos from the event can be found at

feel special. With an Art Restart card you can express holiday wishes with a purpose -- helping women who are experiencing poverty. "No time of year inspires the sentiments of love, caring and generosity quite like the holiday season," said Teresa Densmore, Director of Art Restart. "This year, we've truly topped ourselves with the most unique assortment of greeting cards featuring original art, created by members of The Gathering Place. There's a card for every person on your list. Art Restart is a social enterprise of The Gathering Place, Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, their children, and transgender individuals who are seeking programming and necessary services to help them become self-sufficient. For nearly 30 years, it has been a place of hope where positive relationships and essential resources transform lives every day. The Art Restart program provides opportunities for women who are

experiencing poverty to transform their lives through art. As Art Restart artists, they receive royalties when their art is chosen by companies and individuals, while the rest of the proceeds from each sale go back to The Gathering Place to assist with the furthering of programs literally can do good without much effort." Companies like Vectra Bank are using Art Restart cards as a demonstration of their commitment to corporate social responsibility. Bruce Alexander, president and CEO of Vectra Bank says, "When The Gathering Place launched Art Restart as its social enterprise, we just knew Vectra had to be a part of this endeavor... We're so proud to have been Art Restart's first client, and thrilled to be able to share their story and our warm holiday wishes with our clients and prospects through their cards each year." Art Restart helps The Gathering Place fulfill its mission and is built on four principles: 1) Transformation: art-

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ists earn royalties on sales of their art securing an income that can help lead to self-sufficiency. 2) Expression: artists use our safe space for creative self-expression. 3) Affirmation: our women are truly artists and with every sale, and gain self-confidence which positively affects their lives. 4) Sustainability: to provide additional funding to The Gathering Place, ensuring it can continue to serve members in meaningful ways. Launched in 2014, Art Restart's strategy is to provide corporations and individuals with a valuable product to keep in touch with customers, friends and family while also supporting a social cause. Each card is customizable and co-branded with company logos, and personalized messages.

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THE SEASONAL BUYING APPROACH By Steve Blank, Managing Broker Liv Sotheby’s International Realty in Writer Square

Many potential buyers (and sellers) will wait for the warmer months to buy or sell a property. Conv e n t i o n a l l y, those are the “hot” seasons when a majority of homes will be sold. School is out, the grass is greener, and most people think it’s easier to move. All the above is pretty much correct. And nothing in this article will impact any seasonal buying traditions, however there may be some information that could influence what is best for you. According to “Nerdwallet. com”, taking info from Realtor. com, prices are typically 3% less nationally in the colder months, with January carrying the lowest level of the year. Properties take a little longer to sell as there are less buyers competing. In Denver, as reported by REColorado, active metro listings were down 6% from 10/15 and 11% from September. The average sales price for single family detached homes broke $440,000 which is over 9%

better than October last year (attached homes averaged $289,000). The year over year average for all homes sold is $398,588. More expensive (or luxury) homes are taking longer to sell both locally and nationally. It is still a healthy market where a bidding war can take place, but it is important to note that luxury inventory levels (in metro Denver) are over 20% higher than the 4th quarter of last year. Homes that sell in 30 days or less are priced competively from the start, especially during fall and winter. Websites like Zillow let consumers learn what the seller paid for the home, the price per sq. ft. in the neighborhood, and even how many buyers viewed the listing page before you did. Zillow can be helpful to a certain degree. My suggestion is have fun with their site and then contact a live real estate expert. Essentially Zillow is an automated valuation system that depends on basic property characteristics like the number of baths and bedrooms, square footage, price trends and public data. It does not consider important price variables, and designates values without ever seeing a property. For example, their systems wouldn’t know the difference between orange shag carpet or imported Bra-

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Sold Price Analysis for October Years 2015 vs 2016

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Real Estate Mayor's 2016 Design Award Goes to Zeppelin Development

Freight Residences, a family-friendly housing development on the mixeduse TAXI site in RiNo, has been awarded the 2016 Mayor’s Design Award. Zeppelin Development received the recognition in the category of “Density by Design” at an awards ceremony hosted by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Brad Buchanan, Executive Director of Denver Community Planning and Development, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Thursday, November 10. Designed by the award-winning Dynia Architects, Freight Residences is a first of its kind housing model with a focus on accommodating families in the urban neighborhoods of Denver. Barker Rinker Seacat is the architect of record on the project. “We saw an unmet need for urban family-friendly housing,” said Kyle Zeppelin, Principal of Zeppelin Development. “The immediate lease-up of the project confirmed this demand exists from diverse demographics, beyond millennials, who want to live in cities – with well-designed and high-functioning spaces – and be surrounded by a community of like-minded people.” Freight Residences is a 48-unit multifamily apartment community that was completed in early 2016. Bucking the recent trend of weighting urban apartment developments towards one-bedroom and studio units, Freight Residences features one, three and four-bedroom floorplans, specifically designed with families’ needs in mind. Each unit has an operable glass garage door that opens the living spaces up to gardens, patios and scenic views, while providing natural ventilation and functional day-lit interiors. On the ground floor, the lobby serves as a multi-purpose game, entertainment and educational facility. Native landscaping and integrated storm water features flank the site. Additional site amenities include TAXI’s signature shipping container pool, a dog park, community garden, early childhood education center, a café and more. In addition to the Mayor’s Design Award, Freight Residences was recently awarded the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Western Mountain Region Design Excellence Merit Award. Stephen Dynia, FAIA accepted the award on behalf of his firm on September 24. Stephen Dynia, FAIA, Principal and Design Director of Dynia Architects, said, “Freight Residences is our first multi-family housing project in Denver. It was an opportunity to create a building that will serve as an example of progressive and innovative design, appealing to varied demographics wanting an exceptional urban living experience.” Since its inception in 2005, the

Mayor’s Design Award has been presented to Denver business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their “creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design.” A development that receives the accolade is considered among the city’s best examples of architecture, exterior design and place-making, and as one that will add vibrancy to the community.

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City Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Affordable Apartments In Five Points

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Denver’s inventory of affordable housing units is on the rise with the completion of a new, 223-unit apartment complex in Five Points. City, state and federal officials today celebrated the grand opening of Welton Park, an income-restricted development located at 2300 Welton St. The $43 million project, developed by Century Development, received financing from several public and private sources including the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED). “Through Welton Park, hundreds of individuals and families not only have a new, affordable place to call home, but direct access to all that Denver and our central neighborhoods have to offer including critical transit,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Keeping Denver accessible and affordable is one of my top priorities, and this is a key project that provides great momentum towards our affordable housing goals.” Welton Park includes two separate structures (3-story and 4-story) and is located two blocks from light rail access. Features include underground parking, central courtyard, fitness center, and bike storage and maintenance center. “Welton Park is a signature affordable project that will contribute greatly to the community development and vitality of Five Points,” said Council President Albus Brooks. Residents began moving into Welton Park earlier this fall. Century Development is still accepting applications from prospective residents for the remaining units. For more information on leasing, visit www.weltonpark.com. Welton Park is the fifth OED-funded affordable, multifamily development to be completed in 2016. The development represents the latest affordable units to be created under the Mayor’s “3x5 challenge.” Announced in mid2013, the challenge calls for the development, rehabilitation or preservation of 3,000 affordable housing units over five years. The city and the real estate community have produced 2,267 units thus far, and an additional 816 units are currently under construction.

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Real Estate

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY? Own your life. Immerse yourself in the arts, lifestyle, culture and energy of one of Denver’s most exciting urban areas. S*Park’s location at 26th and Lawrence is at the edge of Denver’s RiNo district, in the Curtis Park neighborhood. Walk to area restaurants, brewpubs, coffee houses, art galleries and more—or jump on the Light Rail and you’re minutes from LoDo. Own a home at S*Park starting under $300k. These modern townhomes and studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condos are in the Curtis Park neighborhood, at the edge of Denver’s RiNo district. You won’t find many homes here in this price range, let alone sustainable ones; S*Park includes features like solar power, a shared greenhouse for the community, and we even put all parking underground to create space for an extensive private, central park.

AMENITIES Owning a home in the S*Park community includes unique perks: • Homes surround a unique, private central park • State-of-the-art greenhouse • High-quality, modern finishes • Contemporary unit layouts with bright natural light • Underground parking • Professionally managed Home Owners Association (HOA) • Sustainable design featuring solar panels and exterior brick reclaimed from Denver buildings • Downtown Denver views

HISTORY AND VISION The name S*Park comes from the site’s history as Sustainability Park, which has become the ethos for the project. This inspired our vision for this development, celebrating the spirit of urban community and farming with S*Park’s extensive private park area, modern greenhouse, as well as how we handled parking. It is rare to have a neighborhood where there are no alleys or cars driving between homes. We accomplished this by putting all the parking underground to create an outdoor living space for residents; homes surround the centralized park where residents can relax and hang out with neighbors.

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