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Affordable Arts Festival Sunday Aug. 27th 9am-3pm at Araphoe Community College in Littleton (see cover) This unique festival, from the Director of the Denver Arts Festival, will take place on August 27 and provide an opportunity for people to experience a fine arts festival where all of the art is affordable The Affordable Arts Festival, the fastest growing arts festival in Colorado, will take place on August 27 from 9AM to 3PM at Arapahoe Community College, located at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. This will be the sixth annual Affordable Art Festival, and net proceeds from the festival’s $10 admission fee will go to the Arapahoe Community College Foundation, supporting students of Arapahoe Community College, including art students. Over the last few years the Affordable Arts Festival has been ranked #36 out of 600 shows in the country. The festival features fine arts and crafts from 150 outstanding local and national artists, all for sale for under $100 (as an example, this year there will be a $2100 piece for $100). More deals will be listed on the website closer to the show. “Every year, people are pleasantly surprised -- and sometimes downright shocked -- that they are able to purchase such outstanding artwork for less than $100,” said Jim DeLutes, who has been Director of the Denver Arts Festival since 2007, and also runs the Affordable Arts Festival. “This is artwork that would typically be sold for many-times the amount the artists are asking, and it’s an effective way for them to sell a lot of art in just a few hours, help aspiring art students and also connect many people to their artwork for the first time. This is a one-day-only event, so anyone who loves fine artwork, or wants to experience an arts festival for the first time, should be sure to visit us in a friendly, unintimidating place to see, experience and buy high quality artwork.” Some of the state’s most outstanding artists, and national artists from over a dozen states will have booths at the Festival, with artwork on display and for sale. The level of activity between the artists and attendees contributes greatly to the highly-energized level of enthusiasm and fun.

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FYI/Happenings Mayor Hancock Names Eric Hiraga Next Executive Director of Economic Development

Mayor Michael B. Hancock named Eric Hiraga as the next Executive Director of the Denver Office of Economic Development, where he will lead Denver’s efforts to create a local economic environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce. He will continue the momentum that has propelled Denver to become a leading economy, being named a top city to start a career, work and live. Over the past six years, Denver has created over 5,000 businesses and more than 77,000 jobs. The Office of Economic Development (OED) will expand its work to open more international trade, global business development and foreign direct investment opportunities by establishing a robust trade program for the city. “Denver has generated some powerful economic development momentum over the last several years, and it has elevated our city to be one of the strongest, most vibrant local economies in the entire country,” Mayor Hancock said. “Eric has played a critical role in this success. He has done an outstanding job at the airport securing new international flights and enhancing Colorado’s largest economic engine, and he is well positioned to not only help our local business community thrive, but enhance their global competitiveness.” Currently, Hiraga serves as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at Denver International Airport, the Rocky Mountain Region’s No. 1 eco-

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nomic driver, a $1 billion operation with 35,000 employees. To better attract international business ventures and open access to global markets for Denver’s local businesses – large and small –“This is a homecoming for me as I worked at the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade early in my career. I am excited about continuing the good work by my predecessor aggressively supporting our small, minority and disadvantaged businesses, and want to thank Mayor Hancock for this new opportunity,” Hiraga said. “Denver truly is a global city and I am proud to be a part of efforts to ensure Denver businesses thrive well into the future.” “This is an outstanding opportunity for Denver and its people to benefit from increased collaboration and focus on international trade and jobs,” said Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day. “I am grateful that Eric will still be helping us at Denver International Airport, providing expertise in business, real estate development and air service. I can’t begin to describe the contribution that he has made during his tenure, both for the airport and for the city.” Over the last five years, Hiraga has been instrumental in negotiating a wide array of business deals for the airport and has played a key role in soliciting new airline service for Denver. He also has managed the airport’s External Affairs Business Unit and was responsible for overseeing the airport’s Executive Office, Air Service Development, Global Communications, Government Affairs and the Executive Office administrated sections. He has also worked extensively to help recruit and retain minority- and woman-owned businesses through his work overseeing the DEN Commerce Hub. Hiraga joined Denver International Airport in 2009 as a strategic advisor, with responsibilities that included acting director assignments of the airport’s Business Management Services, Capital Improvement Program and Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining the airport, Hiraga served as Vice President of Development Finance for Denver-based real estate development firm, Trademark Communities, LLC. He

also previously worked for the city in roles at the Office of Economic Development and Department of Finance. In addition to his work at the airport, Hiraga recently served as President of the Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC) for three years. Hiraga received his B.S. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado. He will assume his new position as Executive Director on Sept 5.

Changing Fall Colors at Grand Lake Fall in Colorado is a special time as the leaves transform to shimmering yellows, oranges and reds in September and October. Only 67 miles from Denver, Grand County is one of the state's best locations for leaf peeping, with its convenient location, affordable accommodations and undeniable beauty. Whether it is a long weekend escape to enjoy the mild weather before winter sets in or a long-awaited vacation during the peace and quiet of fall, autumn is a reliably gorgeous time to visit Grand County. For the best foliage viewing, we recommend pre-planning your trip for the best fall colors around Colorado.

Keep It Cool This Summer and Help Reduce Energy Waste Back to school shopping is among us and there’s an easy way to keep it cool and save energy -and the environment- in the process. Generation 180, a nonprofit creating a cultural shift in energy awareness and clean energy, is urging shoppers to Keep It Cool and identify stores with open doors while the air conditioning is running in an effort to curb energy waste. If retail stores with open doors around the country closed their doors, it would save more money than the Colorado Rockies Payroll or if 1,000 stores in Denver kept their doors closed, it would save enough electricity to power all Denver households for a day. Anyone with a smartphone can help Keep It Cool. Simply spot open doors, and send a pinned location to Generation 180 via Facebook Messenger, noting whether stores have their doors open or closed while running the air conditioning. Once Generation 180 hears from a consumer, they contact the retailer. Stores with closed doors are recognized with a green pin on the campaign map promoting their location. For stores with doors open, Generation 180 reaches out to remind them to close their doors to conserve energy. Learn more at www.keepitcool.org, follow @Gen_180 and #KeepItCool.

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FYI/Happenings Main Stage Performers Provide a Variety of Sounds at A Taste of Colorado Main Stage performers Saturday and Sunday at the 34th Annual A Taste of Colorado, produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership, include AJR, KONGOS, and Five for Fighting. Indie pop trio AJR, presented by MIX100, will take the Main Stage Saturday, Sept. 2, at 1:30 p.m. The brothers KONGOS, presented by 97.3 KBCO, will be rockin’ the Main Stage Sunday, Sept. 3, at 1:30 p.m. Five for Fighting, presented by 97.3 KBCO, will perform Sunday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The four-day, freeadmission, food, music and entertainment festival takes place Sept. 1-4 in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park with hours 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Formed in 2005, New York Citybased AJR mixes electronic music and other harmonies and styles into their eclectic sound. Popular top hits include current single “Drama,” viral hit-single “Weak,” “I’m Ready,” and “Let the Games Begin.” AJR features the talents of the Met brothers, Adam (vocals/bass), Jack (vocals/guitar), and Ryan (guitar/piano/vocals). In 2013, AJR released their debut independent single, "I'm Ready," followed a year later by the EP, “Infinity.” In 2015, AJR returned with their fulllength debut album, “Living Room.” In August 2016, the band released "Weak," in anticipation of their third EP, “What Everyone's Thinking,” which arrived the following month. Their latest offering is a full-length studio album entitled “The Click,” which includes “Drama” and popular track “Sober Up” featuring Weezer’s front man Rivers Cuomo. Brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan will deliver playful electro-pop anthems that fans won’t be able to resist singing along to at A Taste of Colorado.

KONGOS' life story is as cinematic and captivating as their songs. The siblings, who range in age from 25 (Danny) to 32 (Johnny), were born

to popular '70s South African/ British singer-songwriter John Kongos. The four brothers have been rising in popularity since the release of their 2012 album, “Lunatic.” Completely self-contained, they write, produce, engineer and mix/master their music as well as direct, shoot and edit all their own music videos. "We each have different styles and personalities, so we embrace that. We have a KONGOS sound, which is not exactly assigned, but we have an essence, a picture in our mind of what it will sound like." The press concurs, praising the band's "classic rock elements, African rhythms and Balkan beats" and their "incontestable youthful talent...and emotional outpourings." With the diversity of food, music, and entertainment at A Taste of Colorado, KONGOS is the perfect addition to the Labor Day weekend that people of all ages and cultures can enjoy.

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Five for Fighting burst on the music scene 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit "Superman (It's Not Easy)." Chart-topping singer/songwriter and hockey fan John Ondrasik, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fisticuffs), has been a mainstay on mainstream radio since he signed his first deal in 1997 with "Message For Albert." His follow-up, "American Town," is the album that really took flight, as the aforementioned "Superman (It's Not Easy)" went Platinum, as did the album. The song, which hit the airwaves the same week his daughter, Olivia, was born, was #1 on Adult Top 40, #2 on Hot AC, and in the Top 40 Top 10. Popular albums include 2004's "Battle for Everything," which spawned the two-time platinum song "100 Years." Other hits have included "The Riddle," "World," "Chances" and "What If." His music has been featured in 350 films, TV shows and advertisements, ranging from the "The Blind Side" to "Hawaii Five-O." He has also written tunes for other artists, including Josh Groban and The Backstreet Boys. The 34th Annual A Taste of Colorado - The Region’s Largest Musical Festival - takes place Sept. 1-4 in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park with hours 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

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FYI/Happenings State Historical Fund Awards over $4.5 million in Preservation Grants The History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) is awarding $4,568,138 in historic preservation grants to projects across Colorado. These grants provide essential funding for projects such as historic structure assessments, education programs, archaeological projects, and physical work to preserve and restore historic buildings and places. SHF grants help communities preserve their historic resources and have a significant economic impact. “Colorado recognizes the value of its historic resources, and our grant program is proof of that,” Cynthia Nieb, director of the State Historical Fund said. “Every SHF grant helps preserve our amazing past while investing in our future. Communities looking for opportunities should focus on their historic resources—buildings and places that represent their heritage—and reach out to us to see if we can help.” SHF funds preservation projects that have immense public benefit for their communities. The latest grants include: Argo Tunnel and Mill, Idaho Springs: $15,436 for construction documents to plan for the preservation of this mining boom facility that is a critical part of the Idaho Springs viewshed. Denver & Rio Grande Antonito Depot, Antonito: $74,806 for exterior rehabilitation of one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places as listed by Colorado Preservation, Inc. This resource is the focal point for Antonito’s local revitalization plan. Haynie Site, Cortez: $199,991 for the Northern Chaco Outliers Project analysis of the largest concentration of great houses in Colorado.

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Huerfano County Courthouse and Jail, Walsenburg: $200,000 for full masonry restoration on the east elevation and tower for this critical community and local government resource. Reynolds Ranch / Hagen Farmhouse / Twin Oaks Ranch, Colorado Springs: $108,389 for the second phase exterior restoration and roof replacement. San Juan County Hospital, Silverton: $199,360 to complete the interior restoration and rehabilitation of the upper levels of Silverton’s only public health facility. World’s Wonder View Tower, Genoa: $14,412 for a historic structure assessment of the iconic and historic tourist attraction. To see a complete list of projects funded through the 18-M1 and 18-01 grant round, please visit www.historycolorado.org/grants/state-historicalfund-grants. The deadline for the next round of grant applications is Sunday, October 1 at 11:59 p.m. To contact SHF staff, please visit www.h-co.org/SHFgrants or call (303) 866-2825.

Taste of Highlands Will Tantalize Taste Buds One Night Only, Thurs. Sept 7th Highlands Square is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Taste of Highlands will be held Thursday, September 7, 2017. For one night only, food-lovers will enjoy delicious samples of diverse cuisine from 15+ restaurants throughout West Denver. New this year, premium beer, wine and spirits samples will also be available for attendees (must be 21+ with valid photo ID). The 5th Annual Taste of Highlands will be held at 32nd Ave. and Osceola St. Tickets may be purchased in advance, online at www.tasteofhighlands.com. Participating vendors include Pizzeria Locale, Himchuli, My Vision Nutrition, Lola Denver, Low Country Kitchen, Bacon Social House, Postino LoHi, Passanante's Home Delivery, Park Burger and El Camino Community Tavern. Beverage Samplers include Prost Brewing, Oasis Brewing and Briar Common. Additional vendors will be participating and will continue to be announced via the Taste of Highlands website.

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Event attendees will also enjoy live music from Woodshed Red. This Colorado Springs-based band inspired by bluegrass, blues, funk and rock, spans eras of music both old and new. The instrumentation of Woodshed Red generates an upbeat positive grassy sound, intertwined with funky, untamed improvisation. Woodshed Red is comprised of Rob Fulton(guitar), Deirdre McCarthy (fiddle), Craig Haughton (upright bass) and Skye Lewis (drums). Taste of Highlands will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. VIP admission will begin at 5 p.m. and the event schedule is as follows:

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TheBigWonderful Oktobergrass Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2017 with Beerfest, Bands, Bazaar TheBigWonderful (TBW) reveals details for the 4th annual Oktobergrass, hosting Denver’s premiere fall bluegrass festival with BEERFEST, BANDS, and BAZAAR over two days - September 30-October 1 - at the at the old Denver Post building (4400 Fox St.) in Globeville. In addition to offerings by a variety of curated vendors and local food trucks, TBW hosts BEERFEST each day, and live bluegrass music all weekend long, with Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler headlining the “TBW After Party” on Saturday at 6pm, plus Gipsy Moon, Chain Station, Caribou Mountain Collective, Ginny Mules, Coal Town Reunion and more providing bluegrass sets throughout the weekend. Tickets to TBW’s Oktobergrass are on sale now at www.thebigwonderful.com, with Super Early Bird/advance pricing while supplies last. Gates are open each day at 11am for TBW’s 4th annual Oktobergrass. Purchase the BAZAAR Ticket ($5 Adv/ $7 door, per day) for all day access to curated craft shopping, delicious food offerings, and live music. TBW’s Oktobergrass hosts over 80 vendors, offering hand-made jewelry, home décor, boutique fashion, a diverse selection of eats from some of Denver Metro’s best restaurants, and more. Choose the BEERFEST Ticket ($25 Adv / $35 door, per day) for BAZAAR and BEERFEST access. Hosted each day from 2pm-6pm, www.thebigwonderful.com

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Wining & Dining Candela Latin Kitchen and Italian Palizo Open Their Doors

A heavy “Hot” sign continues to hang above the kitchen, as the eatery at 1691 Central Street has transitioned from Central Bistro & Bar to the newly opened Candela Latin Kitchen; meanwhile, an Italian flag waves from atop the former Fourteen Seventy Two space on Old South Pearl Street, newly replaced by Palizo Italian. Both restaurants opened last week, August 4th and 3rd, respectively. Candela, still operated by Central’s Isiah Salazar and Jesse Vega, maintains much of the same decor as its predecessor, though Caribbean flair and colors have been added as well as Mexican board games artistically affixed to the walls above the new wooden floors. The eatery will introduce Denver diners to Puerto Rican, Peruvian, Mexican and Cuban cuisines, careful not to call itself a Mexican restaurant, despite an assortment of taco varieties available. Vega, who grew up in a Puerto Rican household in New York aims to share cultural diversity on a menu that is approachable and affordable.

Across town, the quaint, yet buzzing Old South Pearl Street saw the addition of Palizo Italiano, a venture from restaurateur-chef Patrick Mangold White. This is his fourth area restaurant, including Yardbird, Kaos Pizzeria and Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina. The eatery, located at 1472 South Pearl, underwent construction on the interior before reopening. Featuring cuisine from northern Italy, the menu includes house-rolled pastas, antipasti, seafood, truffle risotto, pappardelle bolognese and a 48-ounce rib eye. Try this classic northern Italian food alongside a boutique wine list seven days a week, 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 10 p.m. on weekend evenings.

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Bringing Mother Nature inside for an ice cold beer, Woods Boss Brewing Company will open in grand fashion with a full weekend bonanza, August 11, 12, and 13 at 2210 California Street. Conceived of by Jordan Fink and Chad Moore, the 5,400-square-foot Five Points space, built in the 1900s, has 20-foot high ceilings and room for 160. Hunks of redwood dominate the space serving as two separate sprawling bars, along with a 40-person back patio. The 15-barrel will craft a wide variety of brews, including a Belgian blonde, single malt pale ale and an imperial IPA collaboration. Situated inside a space totaling 17,000-square-feet – the

After success in the midwest, Whit’s Frozen Custard, a familyowned sweet treat operation will open in the Tennyson Art District in the coming weeks. Serving frozen custard – an ice cream-like dessert made of cream, eggs, and sugar that is thicker,

former warehouse will also house retail, restaurants and offices looking ahead.

The views will be unbeatable at 54thirty, a new bar/restaurant sitting atop the luxury Le Méridien Denver Downtown hotel, opening in September. Located at 1475 California Street, the 20th story space is expected to be the Mile High City’s highest openair rooftop, featuring French-inspired decor and a mid-century modern design. Le Méridien will also include a fullservice restaurant, Corinne, serving elevated comfort food with European culinary influence from a Michelinstarred restaurant group. At the helm of the kitchen, chef Tobias Burkhalter, who most recently worked as executive sour-chef at Westin Denver Downton, will thread global inspiration throughout the menus of both eateries. Though specific details have yet-to-be unveiled, Corinne will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, while 54thirty will present shared bites. Burkhalter says his menus will be inspired by his culinary experience in international destinations, including Paris and Barcelona. www.Denver.Eater.com

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Arts LoDown Denver Arts & Venues Accepting Nominations for Mayor’s Art Awards Nominations for the 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture are now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 1. In the spirit of IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s Cultural Plan, Mayor Michael B. Hancock will recognize individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the artistic, cultural and creative landscape in the City and County of Denver. Visit the Denver Arts & Venues website to submit nominations (self-nominations are accepted) in the following categories: Panel Selected Awards include: • Arts & Culture Youth Award – This award is presented to a person under 18 that has made a noteworthy difference in the community through the arts or an organization that has significantly impacted the lives of youth in the City and County of Denver through the arts. • Arts & Culture Impact Award – This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made a significant and lasting impact on arts and culture in the City and County of Denver. This category requires that the nominee have at least 10 years of history in the arts in the City and County of Denver. • Arts & Culture Innovation Award – This award is presented to the individual or organization that is breaking new ground in the arts and whose contribution to innovation in

the arts has been significant in 2017. • Arts & Culture Global Award – This award is presented to an individual or organization that has brought Denver’s arts and culture to the national or world stage. Nominees for this category have received national or international recognition through collaboration, media coverage or grant dollars received. • IMAGINE 2020 – An individual or organization that exemplifies the vision and goals of Denver’s cultural plan through their programs and initiatives. This individual or organization is setting an example for others to aspire to as we IMAGINE 2020. www.ArtsandVenues.com

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Aug 19 FAIRY TALE: DRAGON CRY (dubbed) at 2:30 pm Almodovar En Total: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER at 4:30 pm on 35m film Almodovar En Total: TALK TO HER at 7 pm on 35mm film Aug 20 National Theatre Live: Angels in America at 1 pm Aug 20 Almodovar En Total: THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET at 4:30 pm Almodovar En Total: BAD EDUCATION at 7 pm on 35mm film Aug 21 Almodovar En Total: BAD EDUCATION at 4:30 pm on 35mm film AAlmodovar En Total: T ALK TO HER at 7 pm on 35mm film Aug 22 Almodovar En Total: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER at 7 pm on 35mm film Aug 23 Jadore: JOUR DE FETE at 7 pm Aug 24 National Theatre Live: Angels in America 2 at 6 pm Aug 27 National Theatre Live: Angles in America 2 at 1 pm Aug 31 Summer Scream at Lakeside Sept 1 40th Anniversary!: SUSPIRIA on 35mm film at 10 pm Sept 3 Tattered Cover: WAGES OF FEAR at 1 pm Sept 5 Culinary Cinema: BARBECUE at 7 pm www.denverfilm.org

Enter The Universal Circle Anam Cara Art Exhibit Fri. September 8, 5-7pm Lakewood Cultural Center This interactive experiential art installation is a culmination of 30 years of interest, study and practice regarding Enter The Universal Circle. It explores the The Circle through painting, sculpture and play. The Circle is a key form that surrounds and supports us. It is the basis of the Cycles of Time. We experience it through the cycles of a minute, an hour, a day, month, year, decade, a lifetime. These are marked by the rotation and orbit of the Earth around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth. We live moment to moment within the influence of The Universal Circle. And it is found at the center of many spiritual traditions including the Native American Medicine Wheel, the Celtic Stone Circles, Buddhist Tangkas and Hindu Mandalas. Enter The Universal Circle: Art Exhibit Installation Opening Reception with the Artist Fri. September 8, 5-7pm Lakewood Cultural Center Richey Gallery 480 S. Allison Pkwy. Lakewood CO 80226

RiNo Art District Happenings

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CRUSH IS BACK IN 2017 AND BETTER THAN EVER CRUSH was founded in 2010 by Robin Munro (Dread) in the RiNo Art District neighborhood. CRUSH celebrates the craft of graffiti and street artists who bring life to walls while maintaining the unique identity of this rapidly evolving community. The annual event transforms streets and alleys into open-air gallery of urban exploration. CRUSH gives all ages and demographics the chance to experience graffiti and street art first hand. The organization serves as a forum for community engagement and creative expression, inviting locals and visitors to engage in forward-thinking public art in Denver, Colorado. Visit the annual event in Mid-September or visit the CRUSH Walls year round in the RiNo neighborhood. Centered on 27th and Larimer, CRUSH has become a platform for artists to share ideas, techniques and create global inspiration. This artistic convening attracts 20,000 visitors to the district over the week of events. CRUSH is now a 501c(3) organization with dedicated staff to help organize its efforts to further the graffiti and street art movements in Colorado. This year CRUSH has organized to facilitate approximately 100 artists painting on walls over the week of September 11th - September 17th. It’s quickly becoming one of the largest street art events in the world. CRUSH organizers will host various educational talks and lecture events—such as an attorney talk re: street art, and a graffiti art lecture— in conjunction with local businesses during the week to celebrate the artwork in progress and provide opportunities for the public to engage with the artists. CRUSH has expanded the footprint of the event this year. Walls will be painted in RiNo East, from 27th up to 40th and Williams St. There will also be outlying additions such as the exterior of Redline on 24th and Arapahoe. All event info, including artist names and wall locations, will be posted on the CRUSH website at http://coloradocrush.org.

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Arts LoDown Biennial of the Americas Schedule of Speakers and Art Showings Denver will host the Biennial of the Americas in September this year. The ideas, arts, and cultural event will run Sept. 12-16 with various symposiums, working groups, and cultural celebrations. “The goal is that people come together and talk about culture, and then, once they get to know each other and build up a relationship and ultimately trust, then they can do business together,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Gathering leaders from around north, south and central America, the event is known as a confluence for the Western Hemisphere. Today the fourday event announced leaders from 20 countries will participate. This includes everyone from Pulitzer Prize Winning author and screenwriter Dave Eggers to Colombian Mayor Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga. Conversations will range from sustainability to politics and business development. New this year is also a series of “Eats and Inspirations” that gives the public the opportunity to have lunch and dinner with leaders and artists over a panel discussion. Art is also an important component of the Biennial. With four primary

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exhibits this year, the featured artists include photography from Brazil’s Guy Veloso and still photography from Gabriel Figueroa. Mi Tierra, an exhibit featuring 13 Latino artists at the Denver Art Museum will also be the main focus. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) will also highlight the artisanal workshops of Jalisco, Mexico in SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now. In addition to these exhibits, the Black Americas Project — a year-long series of events and conversations that explore the African Diaspora in the Americas — will happen concurrently with the Biennial. www.biennialoftheamericas.org

Alliance Francaise of Denver 120th Anniversary The Alliance Française de Denver will celebrate its 120th Anniversary Gala on September 9th at the Denver Art Museum beginning at 6:00pm for VIPs and 7:00pm for general admission. The gala will benefit the scholarship fund and building improvements, which allows for more people to learn French, to participate in cultural events and to become a member of this great community. We are so excited to celebrate the 120th Anniversary Gala with a delicious three courses dinner at the Denver Art Museum The evening will begin with a VIP Reception at 6:00pm with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a live performance by A la Prima String Quartet and a silent auction. The reception will be followed by a French themed three course dinner provided by Kevin Taylor, owner and Chef of Palettes Contemporary Cuisine.

Three Exhibits at New 2520 LAR Gallery in RiNo Brian Trybus Designs Studio / 2520 LAR in the RiNo Art District is pleased to present three individual art exhibits for August and September: 1) “Havana – Hemingway’s Haunt… in Pictures & Prose”: Artistic photography by Brian & Conrad Trybus with commentary enhanced by professional writer Sean Paige - through August 26. 2) “Series Two”: All new paintings from brilliant artist Joshua Frye. Stunning work in the artists bold Abstract Expressionist style. Opens Final Friday August 25. 3) Unique double exposure photographic art by award winning photographer Farhad Vakilitabar. Opens First Friday Sept 1.

Friday & Saturday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:30pm BRIAN TRYBUS DESIGNS STUDIO / 2520 LAR 2520 Larimer Street 303-888-5512 brian@2520lar.com Instagram: @2520lar www.2520lar.com

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Kirk Norlin: UpClose 720.244.8034 www.KirkNorlin.com

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Health is Wealth

Register Now for Tour de Cure Event There is still time to register for the Colorado Tour de Cure on Saturday, September 9 in Parker, CO at the Salisbury Equestrian Park & Sports Complex. This year you can choose to walk, run, ride, or ninja!

Saturday Sept. 16th Registration at 7:00am Ceremony and Walk at 9:00am Denver City Park

Where do the funds go? All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk? Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Do I need to register my children for Walk? Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child. Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office 455 N Sherman St. Ste. 500 Denver, CO 80203.

Contact: Ali Brieske and Rebecca Engle 303-813-1669 | abrieske@alz.org | http://act.alz.org

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National Jewish Health recaptured its rank as the top respiratory hospital in the United States, in the new U.S. News & World Report list of the country’s top hospitals, which was released Monday night. University of Colorado Hospital rose into the top 15 overall institutions nationally and two other Denver-area hospitals jumped into the rankings for specialty care programs, the report also shows. NJH — which is ranked together with its academic affiliate, University of Colorado Hospital, held the top spot in U.S. News’ rankings of pulmonology programs for 15 years until it fell to No. 2 in 2013. Officials didn’t explain why it vaulted back to No. 1 this year for the first time in five years, though University of Colorado Hospital president and CEO Will Cook noted that the volume of patients the hospital is seeing increased significantly over the last year and added that its quality outcomes continue to improve. “We are proud to be recognized as the leading respiratory hospital in the nation,” added Dr. Michael Salem, NJH president and CEO. “The U.S. News ranking is one of many measures, including patient satisfaction surveys, research grants, publications and many others, which place us at the forefront of respiratory care and research.” While NJH climbed to the pinnacle of its specialty, University of Colorado Hospital continued to edge further up the “honor roll” of the best hospitals in the country, jumping from No. 20 to No. 15 in the rankings.

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Participate, donate, or volunteer and help fight diabetes in your community. September 9, 2017 Salisbury Equestrian Park & Sports Complex Parker, CO Ride | Walk | Run | Ninja Routes include: 5K Walk/Run, 20K Ride, 50K Ride, 100K Ride, 100M Ride, Xtreme Obstacle Course

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado is excited to honor Dottie Lamm, a longtime champion of reproductive rights in Colorado. Join us at Champions of Choice to thank her for her tireless work educating the public on women’s issues and standing up for everyone’s right to accessible, non-judgmental and compassionate reproductive health care Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado’s Annual Champions of Choice on August 24, 2017 will honor Dottie Lamm with the Lifetime Champion award, alongside other Champions, State Representative Leslie Herod, State Representative Brittany Pettersen, State Representative Joe Salazar, and State Senator Kerry Donovan. In addition to these worthy honorees, they will have special guest speaker Patti Solis Doyle, political strategist and commentator who has worked with the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign. "Reproductive rights are what every woman, every person, needs and deserves. These rights mean the opportunity for a chosen future. They mean autonomy. Over the years Coloradans have beaten three “personhood” ballot initiatives with nearly two-thirds of Coloradans voting no. Colorado voters know what they want – they want women to be able to make their own choices," Dottie Lamm stated. "I have supported Planned Parenthood because they are the place women have been able to trust to get answers, to get help, and to make their own choices. As a breast cancer survivor, I want to make every day count. Having just turned 80, I now give more time to myself and my grandchildren, but I also want to give more time to the causes that mean the most to me. I've been fighting for reproductive rights for over 40 years in Colorado and I’m not about to stop now!" Tickets are available at: info.development@pprm.org

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Animal Matters Friends Support Each Other

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Denver Animal Shelter Offers Yoga with Adoptable Cats Denver Animal Shelter will host the second annual YogaAdoptables: Yoga and Cats, a series of “purrfect” events featuring a yoga class and adoptable cats roaming and performing their own moves.

Each of the one-hour sessions is taught by a certified yoga instructor, and features free-roaming, adoptable cats. Upcoming YogaAdoptables classes run Wednesdays throughout June from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Denver Animal Shelter (1241 W Bayaud Avenue). Participants should bring a yoga mat and suggested $12 donation. Individuals can also pre-purchase tickets to secure their spot in class on www.yogadoptables.eventbrite.com. YogaAdoptables offers people the opportunity to improve their health through yoga,

while offering homeless cats time to socialize with people outside their kennels. About the Denver Animal Shelter Denver Animal Protection (DAP) provides animal care and protection services for all of Denver County. We foster the human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Denver's animals and citizens. DAP is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners; adopting pets to loving homes; and enforcing Denver County animal ordinances.

Morris Animal Foundation

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Save the date! MaxFund's 29th Annual Puttin' on the Max Gala at the Brown Palace Hotel is Saturday, October 14th. https://maxfund.org

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R e a l E state You Can Get It Done For Less...

discounts? If they discount what they earn, how do you think they will handle your important asset? UNITING NEGOTIATIONS – Understanding the terms/conditions of the extraordinary properties contract as well as the practical nuances of financing, appraisals, title insurance, inspections, etc., can be overwhelming. WITH I have extraordinary been a Realtor my entire adult life, and I still roll-up my sleeves and lives work hard on keeping every contract together. MARKETING – How do sellers reach buyers, especially their CONSIDERED ONE OF DENVER'S TOP PRODUCERS, target audiences. Sellers may haveKNOW access to predictive ana-REAL ESTATE FEWnot PEOPLE DOWNTOWN DENVER THAN DENA PASTORINI. lytics or how to strategically promoteBETTER your property. The most proactive Realtors maybe sellAs1aout every 4 or 5 of their own long of time resident of Riverfront Park, Dena serves as a at LIV Sotheby's International Realty, working with listings. That’s great, but thatbroker also means there is a 75-80% chance Sellers and Buyers throughout all of central Denver. another broker is likely to sell that home…so their affinity to work with other Realtors can be quite valuable.• dena.pastorini@sothebysrealty.com 720.233.9096 PRESENTATION – Image is everything and we only get one chance at that first impression. It takes expertise to present a home in its best light, including professional photography, 3-D, drone shots, video, staging, etc. INSPECTIONS – This is one of the most challenging aspects of any transaction. How to address elements of a home that need repair and replacement; who is supposed to do what? Experi1590 Little Raven Street #507 1401 Wewatta Street #PH4 enced Realtors have their arsenal of•professionals can call• 2,678 forSF • $2,000,000 4 Beds • 5 Baths 4,071 SF • $3,250,000 they 2 Beds • 3 Baths estimates and completion of plumbing, roofs, stucco, electrical, sewer lines, etc., and should be skilled in negotiating whatever is necessary. CLOSING CONSIDERATIONS – Which title company, who is a preferred closing agent, lender requirements, compliance with over 15 dates in the contract, many other consider1590 and Little Raven Street #302 important 1720 Wynkoop Street #212 3 Beds • 3 Baths • 2,484 SF • $1,400,000 2 Beds • 2 Baths • 2,456 SF • $1,189,000 ations. Perceived savings (commission) can totally backfire relating to costly mistakes, uninformed decisions, and possible legal fees. A qualified Realtor will negotiate maximum value, protect client interests, position the home for best price in the most reasonable time frame and should provide the least amount of inconvenience 1022 Pearl Street #101 2210 Blake Street #402 and anxiety. 3 Beds • 3 Baths • 2,771 SF • $950,000 2 Beds • 2 Baths • 1,793 SF • $869,000 Pick your Realtor well! You can actually enjoy a pleasant and more lucrative experience.

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But you may want to find out if it that makes sense. More importantly, can it make you more dollars at the end of the day? The question is, does it make financial sense to sell your home on your own? Should you become a “FOR SALE BY OWNER (FSBO)” or even consider using one of the discount brokerage firms that charges a flat fee or a lower percentage. These are reasonable questions. We always hear “You get what you pay for”; people commonly consider that expression as “conventional wisdom”. It's easy to find legal counsel that may only charge $100-$200 per hour, instead of maybe $400-$600/hour. We all love to spend less and receive the best value possible, as we typically compare price vs. quality. The attorney charging $150/ hr. may not have the experience, expertise, or even knowledge to get things done efficiently, recognize potential problems (or how to avoid them) and may potentially cost you thousands of dollars in mistakes, time and other inefficiencies. The lesson can be learned from buying a cheap shirt at a discount store. Wash it a few times and you just won't wear it again, whereas a higher quality shirt will usually look good and wear well for dozens of times. A home seller can get the best financial value possible, with the least amount of risk, by retaining a trusted and respected professional broker (Realtor). A home is possibly your most valued asset, so it makes good business sense to seek the best possible Realtor, who will find ways to save your money, and negotiate…to make you the most money! TIME - Everyone's time is valuable! Learn where and how to market your home. You must be available to show your home to people you've never met, and without knowing if they can buy, or if they may be a security risk! How do you get feedback from buyers? Will they tell you the truth or string you along? If they aren’t calling you, you will likely call them asking if they are interested… you just lowered your price. Many discount brokers may put a sign in the yard and place your home in the MLS. Like with all brokers, check past references and their successes. If they are really good, why would they offer deep

With regard to the map of urban neighborhoods below, the market continues to show healthy value increases, but has 9% fewer sales, primarily due to less available 1590inventory. Little Raven Street #904 1143 Auraria Street #204 1 Bed • 2 Baths • 1,260 SF • $650,000

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Real Estate City and RTD Seek Development Partner to Build Affordable Condos in Five Points The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) are seeking a development partner to construct a transit-oriented, mixed-income condominium project in the Five Points neighborhood. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) supporting this public-private partnership will be issued beginning August 15, 2017, at 4 p.m., at www.Denvergov. org/oed. Proposals are sought for the development of mixed-income condominiums on an RTD-owned parcel on the northern corner of 29th and Welton. A portion of the condos will be priced to be affordable for income-qualified buyers earning 80% of Area Median Income (AMI), which is currently $47,000 for a one-person household or $67,100 for a four-person household. The development may also include commercial space such as retail on its ground floor. OED has entered into an option agreement with RTD for the purchase of the site, which OED intends to assign to the selected development team. The .43-acre site is located within the Five Points Historic Cultural District and the Welton Corridor Urban Redevelopment Area. Zoning of the site allows for construction of a fivestory mixed-use building. A pre-bid meeting will be held August 23, 2017, 3-4:30 p.m., at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St. The deadline to submit RFQ entries is October 17, 2017.

Ion Real Estate Expands with New, Cutting-Edge Office

Ion Real Estate opens ultramodern Denver office and art haven on historic and hip Larimer Street designed by celebrated interior designer Debbi Andrews. Ion is also sponsoring the upcoming “Human Tattoo Gallery” art event, where the people are the canvas. Ion Real Estate recently opened

a one-of-a-kind office in close proximity to Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, located at 2049 Larimer St. in the heart of hip Denver. The cutting-edge office was designed by renowned interior designer Debbi Andrews, who has worked on many highend and celebrity homes. “We literally placed ourselves in the middle of ‘Bar Central’ just blocks from Coors Field,” said Jim Cavoto, managing broker of Ion Real Estate and Colorado native. “We moved to make a splash and to be a street-level real estate office that entices passersby. Because we are located downtown and know this area inside and out, we are the go-to real estate agents for downtown condos and townhomes.” Part of the new office’s appeal is its art-centric atmosphere. The office is curated by Sarah LaVigne, the former Photo Editor for 5280 magazine. It consists of an art exhibition that rotates approximately every 90 days, and on Friday, August 18, will host The Walking Canvas “Human Tattoo Gallery,” which celebrates the culture of tattooing by displaying ten human canvases highlighting their tattoo collection and their story inside the scope of “It’s not what you see on the outside.” The free event takes place from 7-11 p.m. It is open to the public and refreshments will be served. This installment will introduce and break the labels of superstition and judgment within the industry through an array of interactive games and introspective conversations. At the end of the show, attendees will experience a paradigm shift on what it means to be human, along with a newfound sense of community and camaraderie. “People walking into our office will feel like they just walked into a downtown Denver loft,” noted Cavoto. “There is no front desk. There is no ‘gatekeeper,’ just Realtors looking to answer your questions and thought-provoking exhibitions. Our goal is to bring back some of the face-to-face and relationships that real estate has gone away from.” Since the move, Ion Real Estate has further expanded by adding ten new agents, with plans to add fifty more within the next year. “This is not your average real estate office,” concluded Cavoto. “We offer so much more, not just to our clients but staff as well.”

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Luxury Single-Family Home Sales Increased 14 Percent in July While Luxury Condo Sales Decreased 25 percent over July 2016 Kentwood Real Estate has released the company’s comprehensive real estate statistics for July 2017 for singlefamily homes, luxury residences, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, the City of Denver, and the Cherry Creek neighborhood. Kentwood’s latest report shows that luxury singlefamily home sales increased 14 percent in July compared to the same period in 2016 with 130 closed sales, while luxury condo sales decreased 25 percent compared to the same period last year. There is currently a total of 883 million dollar residential and condo listings in the metro Denver area, with Kentwood Real Estate holding a significant market share with 117 million dollar listings. Closed sales volume for luxury residences was $198,934,095, while closed sales volume for luxury condos was $10,630,000, a 124.4 percent increase compared to July last year. Following are details for May 2017. Average Sales Price for Luxury Residences in July increased 1.1 Percent to $1,530,262 While Average Sales Price for Luxury Condos Increased 79.5 Percent to $2,126,000 The average sales price for singlefamily luxury homes increased 1.1 percent in July to $1,530,262. Average

days on the market decreased 13 percent to 94. Highest sold price was $4,800,000. There are a total of 830 active residential listings. Luxury condominium sales in July averaged 56 days on the market, which was a 21.7 percent increase over July 2016. The highest sold price was $4,950,000. There was 53 active luxury condominium listings. Closed sales volume year over year was $67,131,325, a 23.1 percent increase over last year, while the average sales price year over year decreased 9.1 percent to $1,598,365. “The Denver luxury market is outperforming over last year, chiefly due to increasing inventory,” said Ann Kerr of Kentwood Real Estate. “The number of listings in the residential luxury inventory from 2016 through August 2017 has more than tripled, which should allow for increased sales as long as demand stays strong. The buyers who are currently looking for luxury homes are more knowledgeable than ever about market values. Those sellers who are also in tune with the market are able to sell quickly, while homes priced out of the market range are sitting without selling, even in this active environment.” Market Recap for The Villages Shows Average Sales Price Decreased 10.7 Percent to $1,664,385 Kentwood Real Estate’s latest real estate market statistics for Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village for July show the average sales price increased 32.9 percent over last July to $1,815,169. Closed sales decreased 22.7 percent to 17 over July 2016. The highest sold price in July was $3,900,000, while the average number of days on the market deceased 34.1 percent to 58. Closed sales volume was $30,857,870, a 2.7 percent increase over July last year. Average price per

square foot was $410 for an 11.3 percent increase over last July. Currently there are 100 residential listings and 38 land listings in Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village. Kentwood Real Estate enjoys a 27 percent market share with 37 active listings. Average Residential Sales Price for Cherry Creek Neighborhood Increases 11.3 Percent in July The average residential sales price for homes in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood increased 11.3 percent to $1,220,556 compared to July 2016, according to data gathered by Kentwood Real Estate. The average number of days on the market in July increased 32.4 percent to 143, with closed sales volume totaling $19,528,900 for a 78.1 percent increase over July 2016. Closed residential sales increased 60 percent to 16. The highest sold price was $4,800,000. Condominium sales for Cherry Creek totaled two in July, which was a 77.8 percent decrease over July 2016, with an average sales price of $507,500. The highest sold price was $540,000. Closed condominium sales volume was $1,101,500 in July, a 96.9 percent decrease over July last year. Average days on the market for July was 84, which was a 110 percent increase over last year. There are currently 97 residential and condominium listings in Cherry Creek, with Kentwood Real Estate holding 15 active listings. “We have seen an increase in sales and price of townhomes and singlefamily homes in spite of the amount of construction and change taking place in Cherry Creek,” said Paula Friedman of Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek. “Buyers are choosing a neighborhood filled with restaurants, shops, and activities over yard space.”

Kentwood Real Estate Holds Strong Market Share in the City of Denver with 128 Active Listings There is currently a total of 927 detached listings and 915 attached listings in the City of Denver, with Kentwood Real Estate holding 128 active listings. Closed sales for detached residences totaled 738 in July, a 12 percent increase over the same period last year. Closed sales volume was $396,532,583, a 5.9 percent decrease over last July. Average sales price was $537,307 for a seven percent increase, and the highest sold price was $4,800,000, a decrease of 14.3 percent. Average days on the market for detached residences was 22, a decrease of 8.3 percent. Closed sales for attached homes totaled 499, which was a decrease of 4.8 percent from last July. Closed sales volume was $198,462,732, an increase of 5.6 percent. The average sales price for attached residences was $397,721, and the highest sold price was $4,950,000, a 241.4 percent increase over July 2016. Average days on the market for attached homes in July was 67, which was an 81.1 percent increase from the same period last year. “Lack of inventory continues to be our biggest challenge,” said Liz Richards of Kentwood City Properties. “Values continue to stay strong with many multiple offer situations and more cash buyers than I have seen in the past five years.” Kentwood Real Estate is dedicated to building on its legacy of being “Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company” through the highest producing, most knowledgeable, caring and experienced brokers in the country who offer the highest quality customer service experience. Kentwood Real Estate is an innovator known for unparalleled marketing strategies and superior Internet technology that places its clients in the best possible position.

Wrigley on Penn, near Washington Park, will be completed summer, 2018

New Wash Park Condominium Development is 50% Sold Wrigley on Penn, a new condominium development near Washington Park,, offers 29 contemporary residences with private rooftop decks on third floor units, secure garage parking with storage, 18-foot ceilings on select residences, and stylish appointments throughout, is now 50 percent sold out. Located at 85 South Pennsylvania Street across the street from Carmine’s on Penn, the project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018. With the number of units sold already exceeding 50 percent, buyers won’t have long to wait with demolition on the land now underway and construction scheduled to commence once the land is cleared. Listed exclusively by Deviree Vallejo and Liz Richards of Kentwood City Properties, the development is located above approximately 10,000 square feet of new urban retail space and offers a variety of designs, including studios, one bedroom plans, two bedroom with two bath designs, plus two bedroom floorplans with two baths and a mezzanine. For more information, contact Deviree Vallejo at 303-9310097, email deviree@kentwoodcity.com, and Liz Richards at 303-956-2962, email liz@kentwoodcity.com. Additional information is available online at www.wrigleyonpenn.com

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Real Estate DEVVY ALTMAN

ANGELA BELDY

DEE CHIRAFISI

ANNIE FOUSHEE

JENNA FULK

LAURA FULLER

GEORGIA GALLAGHER

KEVIN GARRETT

ZACH GILBERT

SARA GLAZE

DIANNE GOLDSMITH

ANDREW GONZALES

BRIAN HARRIS

JAMIE HARRIS

JOHN HAYDEN

BARBARA HENDERSON

SUSAN HENDERSON

MAYTAL HESS

BRENT JONES

MARY KITCHEN

ANDI LEAHEY

ANN LENANE

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Kentwood City Proper ties is celebrating

18 YEARS IN LODO ser ving all of central Denver •••

THANK YOU

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