The Official Publication for Residents and Friends of The Meadows Castle Rock, Colorado 80109
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Table of Contents
YOUR Neighborhood | 4 Assessment Payment Info Board of Governors Meetings at Taft Don’t forget to download The Meadows App! New Committees Coming to the Neighborhood in 2018 Community is in Our Name! The Grange and Taft House Rental Information Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays Got Trash? Welcome to Our New Community Manager, Angela Johnson New Amenities added to Common Areas
YOUR Events and Leisure Guide | 11 Youth Classes
Holiday in The Meadows
PJ’s and Storytime Parent-Child Holiday Cookies Parent-Child Painting Holiday Ornaments Adult Classes Odette’s Cuisine Christmas Cheer and Yule Logs Pinots & Palettes We Need Volunteers Health and Fitness
YOUR Clubs | 24
WHO TO CALL…
The Meadows Hiking Club Mah Jongg Bunco 6202 Cycling Club Bridge Group at The Grange Playgroup at The Grange Second Fifties Ladies Club
The Grange........................................ 303-814-2358 Taft House/MNC Admin Office.......720-476-4006 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 Clear Sky Elementary.......................303-387-5900
Home & Garden | 26
Saturday Morning Yoga
New Homeowner Orientation Snow Removal in The Meadows Holiday Lighting Tyler Park
Senior Yoga Asanas & Alignment Workshop Guided Meditation SPECIAL EVENTS! Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique Holiday in The Meadows The Nutcracker Ballet Holiday Wine Soiree Winter Night Lights Winter Night Lights Drive Along Pancake Breakfast with Santa The Grange Book Exchange Volunteer Opportunities
Aspen View Academy......................720-733-3436 CR Middle School.............................303-387-1300
School District News Warming Communities One Coat at a Time 2017 Castle Rock Starlighting 13th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot 5k Family Fun Run/ Walk/Stroll Rink at The Rock WinterFest Tips from the Town of Castle Rock on how to stop door-to-door solicitation?
MNC Admin Office-Taft House Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm
Soaring Hawk Elementary...............303-387-5825
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The Grange Fall/Winter Hours Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm Fri 9 am-4 pm Sat 10 am-2 pm Sunday-Closed
Meadow View Elementary..............303-387-5425
The Grange & Taft Holiday Hours: November 22 Facilities close at Noon November 23-24 Closed for Thanksgiving December 25-26 Closed for Christmas January 1-2 Closed for New Years Regular Office Hours resume January 3
Castle View High School..................303-387-9000 Electric – IREA...................................303-688-3100 Gas – Black Hills.............................. 888-890-5554 Water and Sewer .............................303-660-1373 Town of Castle Rock Castle Rock Motor Vehicle.............. 303-660-7440
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The official publication of the Meadows Neighborhood Company This newsletter is delivered to all homeowners in the Meadows Neighborhood Company five times a year. This newsletter is also distributed to surrounding businesses and office complexes. You have received this publication because your HOA believes you take pride in your home environment and community. This newsletter provides you with HOA information and home product advertising that enhances your home comfort and increases the value of your home. We are always interested in your comments or suggestions. While efforts to ensure accuracy are exercised, the publisher assumes no liability for the information contained in either editorial or advertising content. The Meadows Neighborhood Company does not endorse any commercial products or information that may be advertised in the newsletter.
Welcome to Meadows Family Dentistry, your neighborhood dental office, here in the Meadows of historic Castle Rock. Dr. Polson and the staff at Meadows Family Dentistry are a family focused Dental Practice providing ideal oral health for the entire family and first-class esthetic treatment for each individual.
• Raised in Douglas County and graduate of Douglas County High School • Graduate of University of Colorado School of Dentistry • Post-Graduate hospital based General Practice Residency, Burlington, Vermont
• 16 years Private Practice • 14 years Affiliate Faculty, Dental Residency Program • 10 years Consulting Dentist for Long Term Care Facility • Currently part-time clinical faculty at University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, GPR Program
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Neighborly News Assessment Payment Info As of July 1, 2017, assessment payments for all homes in The MNC are $205 and are due quarterly. Residents in Upland Park, Tyler Park and Stewart Park have an additional alleyway assessment of $49 due quarterly. In some circumstances, depending on the lot location, residents in Tyler Park have an additional shared driveway assessment of $45 due quarterly, and Stewart Park has an additional shared driveway assessment of $65/quarter. Residents in Morgans Run, New Haven and The Villas at Stewart Park (KB paired homes) have an additional assessment paid through their sub-association. There are several ways to pay your assessments: • In person at MNC Admin Office-Taft House, or at The Grange • 24/7 after-hours drop box located at The Grange to the left of the front doors or Taft House on the south side of the Docket Room. • Online at www.Meadowslink.com, download the ACH form, complete and submit with a voided check to have your assessments withdrawn on the fifth of each quarter the assessment is due, or you can pay by credit card ($11 fee for credit card payment through the website) • Payments can be mailed to the lockbox and sent to: MSI, PO Box 173307, Denver, CO 80217-3307 If you utilize an online bill payment service, please update your account number and payment address so that your payment will be processed correctly. If you have any questions regarding payments, please do not hesitate to contact the MNC at 720-476-4006.
Board of Governors Meetings at the Taft House Wondering how your HOA does business? Have a question or comment you want to discuss with the Board? Come to a meeting at Taft House. Homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Most Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month and in order to accommodate different homeowner schedules, there are both afternoon and evening meeting times. The schedule for the Board of Governors upcoming meetings are: November 2 December January 4
2 pm Taft House No Board Meeting 6 pm Taft House
Homeowners are welcome to provide input, comments or ask questions at the beginning of every regular monthly Board meeting during a time called Open Forum. Homeowners may also request that an issue be discussed at the meeting by contacting the MNC at 720-476-4006. Minutes from the Board of Governors Meetings are available on Meadowslink.com in the Document Section.
MNC Board of Governors Joe Knopinski Charlotte Jensen Fonda Hamilton Kelsy Rooney Don Jensen
President Vice President/Treasurer Secretary Member at Large Member at Large
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2017 District Delegates Donna Coto Royce Fisk Gordon Rollins Jeff Powles Michael Liimatainen Jennifer Waiton Rita Ruderman
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Harris Grove, Patina, Suncatcher, Feathergrass Morgans Run, Briscoe Ranch Morningview, Watercolor, Weathervane, Fuller Bluff Sweetwood, Plainsong. Leafdale, Gambel Oak Upland Park, Tyler Park New Haven, Starling Hill Stewart Park
The Grange Fall/Winter Hours MNC Admin Office-Taft House Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm Office Hours Friday 9 am-4 pm Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm Saturday 10 am-2 pm Sunday-Closed
The Grange & Taft Holiday Hours: November 22 Facilities close at Noon November 23-24 Closed for Thanksgiving December 25-26 Closed for Christmas January 1-2 Closed for New Years Regular Office Hours resume January 3
The Grange in The Meadows 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-814-2358 Taft House 3570 Celestial Avenue Castle Rock, CO 80109 720-476-4006
Meadows Neighborhood Company Michele Ray-Brethower Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 303-814-3952 Angela Johnson Community Manager email@example.com 303-814-3958 Brandon Perko Community Standards Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 720-476-4006 Terri Swearingen Community Relations Coordinator email@example.com 720-476-4003 Kent Krause Recreation Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org 303-814-3953 Taylor Brown Assistant Recreation Coordinator email@example.com 303-468-5212
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Neighborly News NEWS YOU CAN USE
New Committees Coming to the Neighborhood in 2018 Our governing documents of The Meadows Neighborhood Company require that the community is transitioned to homeowner control from the developer, Castle Rock Development Company when we either have a certain percentage of number homes sold or by the community’s 20-year birthday. We will not meet the percentage of homes sold criteria for transition, but we are approaching the 20-year mark, which is January 2020. What that means, in simpler laymen terms, is that all the Board members will be homeowners elected to serve on our Board of Governors. The current Board of Governors is working on a timeline plan for that transition and we will be publicizing and communicating the plan in detail as we go through the processes. To prepare for the upcoming developer transition to homeowner control in 2020, we are starting two new committees to build future leadership. We will have openings on two committees, one will be Budget and Finance and the other will be a Programming/Events committee. The Budget and Finance Committee will be appointed by the Board for two year terms. The role of the committee will be to review the monthly financial statements of the Association to determine any deviation from the approved Budget and provide recommendations to the Board at each regular meeting. The Committee will participate in updates to the Reserve Study and make recommendations to the Board on expenditures, and the review of the annual audit and monitor implementation of auditor recommendations, as well as receive and review the investment plan periodically and make recommendations in adherence with the Board investment policy. The Budget and Finance Committee will also be instrumental in participating in the budget process and providing recommendations to the District Delegates and the Board of Governors for budget approval and assessment increases. The Budget and Finance Committee will meet once a month in the evening the first Monday of the month. It is preferred that the members have some financial background, ie accounting, banking, investments, etc, but it is not required. The Recreation Committee will be appointed by the Board for
two year terms and will meet quarterly to discuss opportunities for recreation programming and events for all ages in our community. The committee will recommend rental policies, and fees for use of the Neighborhood facilities. The Committee will also identify major improvements needed in Recreation facilities, parks, playgrounds and/ or other common areas, and prepare recommendations for consideration by the Board of Governors. The committee will ensure all recreation components are incorporated into the Reserve Study as well. This committee will be meeting in January to set up the remaining meetings for 2018. Members should participate and enjoy the programs and events we offer, see a value in the community offerings and want to positively contribute in the success of the programming/events. An established committee that we currently have is the Nominating Committee. This committee meets twice a year, to interview board candidates and recommend the slate of candidates’ for the ballot for the annual election. The schedule of meeting dates are scheduled once we have the potential candidates applications submitted. Committee members need to have an understanding about good governance modeling, the role and fiduciary responsibilities required of a board member for participation. We also have District Delegate positions, as the community is broken up into seven districts. The District Delegates are elected annually to represent the homeowners within their respective District. The Delegates serve a one-year term and in their role as Delegate, they approve the Budget and elect homeowner representatives to the Board of Governors. The Board is looking to expand the charter of the District Delegate, and may require attendance at monthly board meetings to report on your District, as well as occasionally attending new homeowner orientations. If you are interested in running as a Delegate for your District, please submit a brief one paragraph statement of candidacy and a resume so you can be included on the ballot. The election will be March of 2018. There will be an informational training in January you will want to attend if becoming a District Delegate is something of interest to you. We are accepting resumes for all three committees and the District Delegate positions at this time. If you are interested please submit your letter of interest and a resume for consideration to Michele RayBrethower at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, you can email or call 303-814-3952.
Community is in Our Name! We are a home-grown, locally governed school of choice! We desire to be part of the community fabric in the Meadows and to that end, have forged a partnership with the Meadows Neighborhood Company, together seeking to see the emerging community around the Taft House and Pool become a significant community hub of events and offerings! We are families that have come together to envision Apex Community School, whose mission is to provide an innovative and inclusive learning community that will welcome the breadth of student population, regardless of ability, socio-economic background, and/or language proficiency.
• Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence • Core Knowledge Language Arts, a phonemic based approach to literacy • Jump Mathematics, and • An integrated liberal arts program (Music, Art and Physical Education) Additionally, Apex will utilize a literature-based and integrated character education program. We are not affiliated with a “national charter school chain” or managed by an educational management organization (EMO). This means local tax dollars remain here, benefitting our children. We are opening K-6, eventually adding grades until we are PK-8th grades. We are Apex Community School! We are local! We are Castle Rock!
Apex’s model will provide students with rigorous, research-based curricula selected for their proven effectiveness and systematically delivered using Direct Instruction. The curriculum includes: 6 NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017
For more information, or to complete an Expression of Support, please visit our website at www.ApexSchool.CO.
The Grange and Taft House Rental Information The Grange offers a beautiful, affordable venue for your wedding, birthday party, or private event up to 125 people. If you are looking for an intimate, rustic setting, look no further! The Taft House is a smaller meeting space that is great for smaller events up to 25 people. Please visit www.meadowslink.com for all of our rental information including fees, policies, and procedures or call 303-814-2358 for more information.
GRANGE RENTAL INFO Meadows Neighborhood Company Residents Meadows Community Association Residents Non-Profit Community Use Non-Resident Use Business Use Grange Damage Deposit
FEE $65-$125/hour $85-$160/hour $85/hour $225/hour $225/hour $500
TAFT HOUSE RENTAL INFO Meadows Neighborhood Residents MCA Residents/Non-Profit Community Use Business Use/Non-Resident Taft House Damage Deposit
$50/hour $70/hour $150/hour $250
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Neighborly News Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays…
Keep the Happy in the Holidays! Deborah Patterson, DVM MS Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic Owner and Veterinarian 1320 Virtuoso Loop Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-688-9352 clinic School and sports are in full swing and the holidays are (GASP!) fast approaching! As you make your lists (and check them twice!), keep in mind these tips to ensure your pet’s safety and your sanity! Ingestibles to avoid: Alcohol and caffeine chocolate - unsweetened, bitter chocolate increases toxicity risk marijuana-laden edibles fruit pits – some contain cyanide, can also cause intestinal obstruction bones, including those sold for dogs – increases risk of GI upset, obstruction and fractured teeth raisins and grapes garlic, onion, chives fat drippings yeast doughs Plants that can be toxic if eaten by your pet: Poinsietta, holly leaves and berries, mistletoe, lilies If you have a live holiday tree and pets, avoid using tree preservatives in the water. Decorations you may want to avoid with curious cats and doofy dogs: Glass ornaments (or glass anything for that matter) Lit candles and lanterns Tinsel Household items: Antifreeze – ingestion of even a tiny amount of ethylene glycol can cause acute kidney failure De-icer / rock salt – contact irritant (usually not life threatening unless it contains ethylene glycol) Rodenticides (mouse and rat baits) For more complete listing of pet hazards, go to http://www. petpoisonhelpline.com/ Please call your veterinarian or poison control if you suspect your pet has consumed something toxic. We wish you a safe and stressfree holiday season! 8
GOT TRASH? We have a contract with Waste Management for continuation of our trash services here in The Meadows Neighborhood Company. There are some changes coming that will take all of our efforts to assist Waste Management’s efficiency in trash collection by utilizing all the fully mechanized, current automatic collection capabilities. One of the big changes is all the trash must be contained in a Waste Management provided trash cart to allow the truck to pick up the can and collect the garbage with its mechanized arms, which will no longer require the driver to get out at every house to load up all the trash that is on the curb. Additional bags and boxes full of trash curbside will not be available for pickup. Customers who have already purchased 2nd trash or recycle carts may continue to use them at no charge, but no refunds will be issued on the previously purchased equipment. If you need more than 2 trash carts, or 2 recycling carts, there will be a fee for any additional carts that are needed at a property. There will be a special leaf and yard waste pickup offered in the Fall during leaf season, where 10 bags of leaf/yard waste will be picked up curbside. There will also be a spring yard waste pick-up offered the first Friday of every June, which will allow for 10 bags of yard waste curbside. Otherwise, all leaf and yard waste must be disposed of in the carts. To provide for this new efficiency, Waste Management is now offering a second cart for trash and/or recycling for every home in The Meadows free of charge. Email us at bperko@meadowslink. com to have an additional cart delivered to your property. Cardboard boxes will still be picked up, but they must be flattened, and set next to your cart on either regular trash day or recycling day. Service will remain on Friday. Any missed pickups reported on Friday prior to close of business, shall be collected on Saturday. All changes will be transitioned by April of 2018, but we ask for your assistance now and help us become more efficient, order your additional carts, and start placing all trash inside the carts for pickup. If you have any questions, please contact us at 720-476-4006. Just a reminder that trash collection is every Friday and recycling is every other Friday. For a calendar on pickups, see our website www.meadowslink.com. If your pickup was inadvertently missed, or to request a bulk pickup, please call 303-797-1600, or you can report a missed pickup at www.wm.com. If you are setting up service for the first time, we make it easy, just visit www.meadowslink.com. Under the Resource tab, the dropdown menu provides the trash important information page. You can complete the brief online form to establish service. Additionally, should you require repair or customer service assistance from Waste Management, please visit www.wm.com. The site is very user-friendly and provides 24/7 access. Under the Customer Service tab click the Report service issue or submit request.
Welcome to Our New Community Manager, Angela Johnson With our previous Community Manager moving back to Florida to deal with hurricanes instead of snow, we have hired Angela Johnson to fill the vacant position at Taft House. Angela served as the Executive Director of a large scale community that was established in 1971, and was comprised of 2,000 acres with 3,000 single family homes and condominiums at Woodmoor. Woodmoor is situated in the northern part of unincorporated El Paso County, straddling the Palmer Divide near the town of Monument and about 25 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. Most recently,
Angela was the Director of Community Management for six years at Associa, where she supervised a team of managers that represented 40 HOA communities, as well as implemented training programs to enhance the management companies services offered. Angela has her CAM, Colorado Association Management license as well as her PCAM, Professional Community Association Manager License through Community Association Institute, an internationally recognized membership organization dedicated to building better communities. In her free time, Angela lives in Monument, with her husband Jack, where they enjoy their chickens, bunnies, dogs, cats, and sugar gliders. They love to ride their Harleyâ€™s and enjoy the great outdoors of Colorado. Angela is a native of Colorado and grew up in Ordway. If you happen to call in or stop by, please say hi to Angela and welcome her to the neighborhood!
New Amenities added to Common Areas Tyler Park is the most recent neighborhood to have the park in the community totally completed. Not only did one of the St. Jude patients have a park named after him, but there is a statue in the park to honor him forever right here in The Meadows. There is a new playground, shade structure, with a bocce court and a permanently installed cornhole game. There are cornhole toss bags on site, but you have to bring your own bocce set. Tyler Park is located across from the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and can be accessed off of Meadows Parkway and Elegant. The playground and new amenities can be found within the homes in the open green space. Suncatcher Park has also gotten a facelift, which a playground renovation which included new steps and shade structures for the play feature, and the old dilapidated padded tiles under the playground have been replaced with a synthetic turf. Get outdoors and enjoy some of many amenities we have here in our community!
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Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique, The Grange, November 10 and 11 Holiday in the Meadows, The Grange, December 2 The Nutcracker Ballet, Rock Church, December 3 • • • • • •
State-of-the Art Office Sedation Dentistry Available Accepts Most Major Insurances Specially Trained/Child Friendly Staff Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist Over 13 Years Dental Experience Here in tHe Meadows
Michael Townsend, DDS Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
2352 Meadows Boulevard, Suite 200 Castle Rock www.CastleRockKidsDentistry.com
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Holiday Wine Soiree, The Grange December 8 Winter Night Lights Drive Along, December 14 Pancake Breakfast with Santa, The Grange, December 16 The Grange Book Exchange, The Grange January 13
Events & LEISURE Your
YOUR Events and Leisure Guide
To register for Classes and Programs To register for any class or program, stop into The Grange, call us at 303-814-2358, or go to www.Meadowslink.com under the Events and Programs tab, then click Register for Classes and Activities. Cancellation Policy Registrations can be cancelled by contacting The Grange at least one week prior to the start of the scheduled program or class. Registrants are entitled to a full refund less a 15% processing fee (minimum $5 cancellation fee). Registrations cancelled less than one week prior to the start of the programs, classes and activities are not refundable. Eligible refunds will be issued within 30 days of the request to cancel. Special Notes Please register for all classes and programs by the registration deadline date. Now that the MNC has two amenities, classes will be offered at The Grange and the Taft House. Please pay special attention to the location under each program description. MNC Addresses: The Grange- 3692 Meadows Boulevard, Castle Rock, 303-814-2358 Taft House- 3570 Celestial Avenue, Castle Rock, 720-476-4006 If you have a special talent or skill and you would like to teach a class or if there is a program that you would like to see us offer, then please contact Tbrown@meadowslink.com to submit a class suggestion/idea, or your resume to teach a class.
Youth Classes PJâ€™S AND STORYTIME Put pajamas on the kids and come down to The Grange for storytime! Each month will feature a different theme. Mr. Cliff from Storytime Parties will entertain the kids with his own unique style of reading, audience interactive storytelling, and songs. Date November 8 December 6 January 3
Time 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Theme Yummy in my Tummy Holly Jolly Stories Wonderful Winter Tales
PARENT-CHILD HOLIDAY COOKIES Learn how to make these adorable holiday themed cookies with your little one. Each participant will learn the proper way to fill and hold a decorating bag, followed by techniques and tips to make a variety of cookies. Each participant will leave with a dozen decorated cookies to enjoy at home. Date: December 3 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $20 Resident/$25 Non-Resident (per person) Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: November 27 Location: Grange Special Note: The class is designed for parents/ guardians to register and attend the class with their child/children. At least one parent/guardian needs to register and attend the class. They will need to sit with their children to monitor them and assist them during the class. Multiple children can attend the class with each parent/ guardian. PARENT-CHILD PAINTING Do You Want to Build A Snowman? Spend a couple hours with your child and get creative together at The Grange. Creating art has long been known to help you relax, de-stress, and have fun. We have made it easy and convenient for you by having all of the supplies, the subject, and the snack all set, along with professional instruction. Artist Donna Martin of Creative Canvas Art Classes will provide step-by-step instruction during the class so that the parents and children can follow along and make the same painting/collage together. Paintings will be done on a 16x20 inch canvas and light refreshments will be served. Come create a memory and leave with your painting as a souvenir. Date: December 9 Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am Cost: $22 Resident/$27 Non-Resident (per person) Age Requirement: Child 7+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: December 2 Special Notes: The class is designed for parents/guardians to register and attend the class with their child/children. At least one parent/ guardian needs to register and attend the class. They will need to sit with their children to monitor them and assist them during the class. Multiple children can attend the class with each parent/guardian.
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HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS Getting ready for the holiday season? Join us at The Grange with instructor Debbie Brown and decorate cute holiday ornaments. Each registered participant will leave with three ornaments. Choose from the snowman or Santa or a combination of the two and have an everlasting memory to hang on your Christmas tree each year. Date: December 10 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $15 Resident/$20 Non-Resident – Just the child has to register. One parent/guardian must attend with the child. Multiple children can attend the class with one parent/guardian. Parents are welcome to register if they would also like to make three ornaments but it is not required for this course. Age Requirement: Child 5+ Accompanied by Adult 18+ Registration Deadline: December 4
Online Registration Instructions Go to www. Meadowslink.com and click on the title bar “register for classes” which will take you to the Web Trac registration page. If you do not have an online Web Trac class registration login you will need to create an account. It is not the same login as your www.meadowslink. com login/password. Complete the household information form and click “Finish”, add family members and click “done”. You will receive your account confirmation via email within 1 business day. You will then be able to begin registering using the online system. If you cannot remember your password, click the “forgot password” link. If you cannot remember your login information, you may call 720-476-4003 and we can tell you your login and then you can reset your password. Once you log in, you can either access the classes available under the menu column on the bottom left-hand side, or you can select the opportunities by category, youth programs, adult programs, fitness programs, clubs or volunteer. The offerings are then displayed by availability. You may add the classes you wish by selecting the shopping cart on the left-hand side of each class. The class will appear at the bottom of your screen, click the “enroll now” button. You will then select the household member you are trying to register, and then click the “add to cart” button. You will proceed to checkout and add your form of payment from this window to complete the transaction, unless you want to continue to register for more classes. Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation email for the classes you registered for within the online system. Please contact us if you have questions on how to register, we are happy to help!
Adult Classes ODETTE’S CUISINE Chef Odette Sprenger is a professional chef who lives in The Meadows. She has over 45 years of experience cooking Belgian and French cuisine. She has worked for celebrities in California and even owned and operated her own bistro for 19 years. Odette will demonstrate how to create a gourmet meal, give you the recipe, and you will get to enjoy eating the meal at the end. Small class sizes keep this class truly instructional! November Menu You will impress all of your guests with this Thanksgiving themed menu. The course will start with a sweet potato soup. The main entrée will be roasted turkey with a tangerine glaze. The sides will be an apple, apricot and sausage stuffing, cranberries and a bourbon sweet potato puree topped with buttered pecans. The salad will be spinach and endive tossed in a ginger citrus dressing. Make sure to save room for the pumpkin bread pudding topped with cranberry caramel sauce. Date: November 13 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $34 Resident/ $39 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: November 10 Location: Grange December Menu December will be all about hors d’oeuvres! In this class, Odette will demonstrate various hors d’oeuvres that can be used for a special holiday party. Learn how to make seven different hors d’oeuvres and of course, desserts! 1: Figs marinated in red wine filled with blue cheese. 2. Grilled beef tenderloin on a crostini with salsa verde. 3. Mushrooms filled with cream spinach topped with parmesan crumb or goat cheese. 4. Beignets filled with artichoke, cheese and tomato. 5. Italian shrimp skewers topped with parmesan crumb served with a light tomato dip. 6. Ginger cilantro chicken patty served with lime mayo. 7. Crab Cakes. 8. The dessert The dessert will be a variety of chocolate mousse, lemon and raspberry tartelettes. Date: December 11 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $34 Resident/ $39 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: December 7 Location: Grange January Menu The January menu will feature stuffed cabbage rolls cooked in white wine, tomato, and chicken broth filled with ground pork and turkey. The dessert will be an Alsatian apple tart. Date: January 22 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $29 Resident/$34 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 13+ Registration Deadline: January 18 Location: Grange
Adult Classes CHRISTMAS CHEER AND YULE LOGS N EW Get into the Christmas spirit by learning how to make a holiday classic. Odette and LuAnn are teaming up again to make two different yule logs. The first one will be a rich chocolate cake enhanced with brandy with a chocolate filling and decorated with holly leaves and berries. The second yule log will be a white sponge cake with Grand Marnier and a white chocolate filling with cranberries. You will receive the recipes as well as learn how to make the decorations. Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided while learning how to make these beautiful desserts just in time for Thanksgiving.
PINOTS & PALETTES CONT. December – Mixed Media Red Truck (12X12) Date: December 13 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: December 6 Location: Grange Special Notes: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age.
Date: November 18 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 14+ Registration Deadline: November 11 Location: Grange PINOTS & PALETTES Channel your inner artist, glass of wine in hand, as Artist Donna Martin teaches you how to create a painting on a canvas at The Grange. You will enjoy a fun evening of painting and chatting while you all work towards making the same painting with your friends and neighbors by your side. All supplies will be provided and each participant will leave with a piece of art to remember this fun experience. The wine is included in your registration fee. November – We Love Our Town (16X20) Date: November 17 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident Age Requirement: 21+ Registration Deadline: November 10 Location: Grange Special Notes: Please bring your driver’s license to verify your age.
Leave all the hard work of cutting, sanding and nailing to the instructor. Come and paint with us for these fun custom pallet boards. Register for one class or for all and learn to use chalk paint, stenciling with vinyl and playing with different brushes. All supplies are included in registration. Please see each class below for specific dates, times and board options. The pictures are just examples of what colors you can choose. Multiple colors will be available the night of the class for you to customize your own. CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN AND CHRISTMAS DÉCOR Date: November 2 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cost: See below for board sizes Christmas Countdown: 14 Inches Round $50 Resident/$55 Non-Resident Christmas Décor: 14 Inches Round $50 Resident/$55 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: October 26 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange Special Note: You can choose to make only one project. If you want both, the instructor can make the other piece for you.
PALLET CLASSES CONT. NATIVITY BOARD Date: December 9 Time: 12:30 pm-2:30 pm Cost: You can choose to make one or two nativity boards in this class. This could be a great gift option. One Board: 24”X6” $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Two Boards: 24’X6” $45 Resident/$50 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: December 2 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Grange
Discount AMC Movie Tickets For Sale Available at Taft House During Regular Business Hours Great ideas for gifts, stocking stuffers for the holidays! We have yellow discount tickets available for $9.00 each and popcorn coupons for $4.50. You realize the most savings for these discount movie tickets, if used during weekend, peak-premium movie times. You would not not want to utilize them during discounted non-peak times or on a discounted admission movie day. ** Surcharges may apply for 3D, IMAX, XD, 4DX, premium and special theatrical presentations, and other specially priced films as well as premium or luxury seating locations. They may also be location specific.
Keep your trash cans appropriately stored from view. Trash cans can only be in view during normal trash days. Trash cans need to be off the sidewalk with the wheels touching the curb. RVs and trailers can only be stored outside for 24 hours or less. Exterior modifications to your house or landscape require prior approval from the ARC. Please visit www.meadowslink.com to obtain an application. Short-term rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO are strictly prohibited in The Meadows Neighborhood.
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Adult Classes Health and Fitness WEEKLY YOGA Looking for a yoga class to get energized while helping you build strength and flexibility? Fitness instructor Jasmine Rinehart will be at the Taft House to teach a unique yoga class. Using a Power Yoga format, this fast-paced intense practice combines breath-linked movement to improve coordination and balance and increase range of motion and flexibility. It is an essential component of any crosstraining fitness plan when you are striving for that “one extra degree”. Dates: Tuesdays November 7, 14, 28 (No Class Nov. 21) December 5, 12, 19 (No Class December 26) January 9, 16, 23, 30 (No Class January 2) Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: November $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per month) December $30 Resident/$35 Non-Resident (per month) January $40 Resident/$45 Non-Resident (per month) Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each month Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class. Please bring your own yoga mat.
N EW SENIOR YOGA Fitness instructor Jasmine Rinehart will be at the Taft House to teach a monthly yoga session catered towards people in their “second fifties”. Gentle movement and stretching through yoga poses can help increase strength and balance. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for this relaxing yoga session and leave feeling stress-free. Preregistration is required. Dates: First Wednesday of each month November 1, December 6, January 3 Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am Age Requirement: 50+ Cost: $10 Resident/$12 Non-Resident (Per Session) Registration Deadline: One week before the start of each month Location: Taft House ASANAS & ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP Yoga is an important component to any “workout” or “fitness” program for individuals of all levels. Athletes and beginners alike benefit from improved coordination, increased range of motion and flexibility and endurance. However, often times the fast pace of a “flow” class can be confusing or too advanced for beginners. Without a foundation of the fundamental poses, students may be confused or even risk injury. This class breaks down the most common poses (ASANAS) from the ground up, in a slower-paced workshop format. Students will learn proper alignment in order to help protect the body and at the same time, learn to make adjustments or modifications in their individual body to get the most benefits. This class is perfect for beginners, advanced yogis looking to enhance their practice and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of alignment. Date: January 13 Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: $35 Resident/$40 Non-Resident Registration Deadline: January 6 Age Requirement: 16+ Location: Taft House
N EW SATURDAY MORNING YOGA This will be the same format as the weekly yoga (description above) but we will offer one Saturday morning class each month. Dates: Saturdays: November 4, December 2, and January 6 Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $9 Resident/$11 Non-Resident (Per Class) Registration Deadline: One week before the session Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register 16
GUIDED MEDITATION: HOW TO LIVE MORE FULFILLED If you are looking for more peace, fulfillment, and happiness in your life then join us in learning to meditate through guided meditation. Students will learn techniques that will guide them to find their life’s purpose and greater fulfillment in their current life. This class is for all levels from beginner to advanced meditators. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Dates: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Age Requirement: 16+ Cost: $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident (Total for four-week course) Registration Deadline: January 4 Location: Taft House Special Note: Must pre-register for entire month-long class. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique
Join us at The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) for the Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique! The event will be two days long and will feature a variety of artists, crafters, and home-based businesses that are selling their merchandise in a boutique environment for all to enjoy. There will be something for everyone so be sure to stop by and check out the one of a kind, unique, handmade, or hand-crafted must haves! Jewelry, accessories, home dĂŠcor, repurposed items, vintage seasonal items, and gifts for everyone on your list will be available! Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each or 6/$5 to win all kinds of fantastic donated items! All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Douglas County Task Force. Come and get your Christmas shopping done early!
The Boutique is Open: Friday, November 10 10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday, November 11 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Holiday in The Meadows Santa and Mrs. Claus invite you to attend their Holiday in The Meadows event! The event will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus along with a photographer to take free family pictures, dancing trees, carolers, Santaâ€™s reindeer, crafts, trolley rides, yummy holiday treats, coffee, hot chocolate, and more! If The Grange parking lot fills up, just head to the parking lot at Paintbrush Park and hitch a ride to The Grange on the trolley! The first trolley ride will start at 10 a.m. and will run continuously between The Grange and Paintbrush Park until 3:00 p.m. We will also be doing a sock drive to benefit the Sock It To Em campaign which provides socks for the homeless. If you are interested in donating for this cause please bring a new pair of socks to donate. Date: December 2 Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Cost: Free Age Requirement: All ages welcome! Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Special Note: Santaâ€™s Reindeer will only be available for viewing 10 am-2 pm, as they have to start getting ready for the holiday season.
The Nutcracker Ballet The Meadows is excited to bring a magical performance of excerpts from The Nutcracker Ballet featuring Alanna Academy of Dance. This hour-long performance will be followed by time for your little sugar plums to greet and take photos with the dancers. Date: December 3 Time: 4:00 pm--5:00 pm Cost: $5 for Meadows Residents/ $8 for Non-residents (per person) Ages Requirement: All ages welcome Location: The Rock Church (4881 Cherokee Dr., Castle Rock, CO) Registration Deadline: Please pre-register for the event. Tickets will also be sold at the door if there are remaining seats. However, seating cannot be guaranteed unless you pre-register. Special Note: There is no assigned seating. Seating is done on a first come, first served basis. When you register for the event, you simply have to show up that day and we will check you in with our registration roster. There are no actual tickets for the event. Ages 3+ must have their own seat.
Holiday Wine Soiree Join us at The Grange for our 4th Annual Holiday Wine Soiree. Admission is a 750 ml bottle of red wine or chilled white wine, per person, valued at a minimum of $10. No boxed wines please. Bottles will be covered and there will be blind tastings of various wines. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of different categories. Hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. All participants will be ID’d at the door so please remember to bring your driver’s license. Participants must pre-register and space is limited for this popular event so sign up early! Date: December 8 Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm Cost: Each participant must bring a 750 ML bottle of red wine or chilled white wine (Participants must pre-register at the Grange) Age Requirement: 21+ Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Registration Deadline: December 1 is the deadline. However, please register as early as possible because space is limited and the event may fill up before the registration deadline.
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Winter Night Lights Contest Signup Information
The Meadows Annual Winter Night Lights home lighting contest is back! If you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays then this event is for you! Participants that sign up will be added to a map so Meadows residents can find and enjoy your holiday light display! Winners will be selected by our Winter Night Lights Committee and prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be given out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The winning homes will also have their pictures featured on the Meadowâ€™s Facebook page. All participating homes must
register with us on www.meadowslink.com. Please go to the Events & Program tab at the top of the page and then select Winter Night Lights Contest to sign up online. The registration deadline will be December 8. All homes must have their lighting display completed and turned on during the evenings of December 11-13 for judging. Please also have your lights on by 5:30 pm on December 14 for the Winter Night Lights Community Drive Along event.
Winter Night Lights Drive Along
Pile into the car and enjoy a wondrous evening viewing the dazzling, festive, and twinkling light displays of The Meadows! Be sure to stop into The Grange to get some cookies, hot chocolate, and a map of the participating homes from the Winter Night Lights Contest. Date: December 14 Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Cost: Free Location: Stop into The Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) for refreshments and then drive throughout The Meadows. Registration Deadline: None. Please just show up!
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Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Watch the Holidays come alive while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Children will enjoy a special visit with Santa and share their wish list. Please remember to bring a camera to take pictures with Santa.
Your admission includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and a visit with Santa. To accommodate more people,
we have three timeslots available. When calling, please choose which timeslot you would like to attend. Please arrive at the beginning of your timeslot to ensure enough time to see Santa and eat. We will need all guests to be finished by the end of their scheduled timeslot to ensure we will have enough time to reset for the next group to come in.
Date: December 16 â€“ Registration Required Timeslot 1: 8:00 am-9:00 am Timeslot 2: 9:45 am-10:45 am Timeslot 3: 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cost: $5 Meadows Resident / $8 Non-Resident (per person) (Children ages two and older will need to purchase a spot) Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Registration Deadline: December 9 Special Note: Sign up early because this event fills up fast and space is limited. We will not be accepting participants at the door. Participants must pre-register and space is limited for this popular event so sign up early!
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The Grange Book Exchange This event is for all the readers in the community! Just how does the Book Exchange work? Participants are encouraged to bring their used books and DVDâ€™s to The Grange in boxes that you do not want back. These items can be dropped off at The Grange during the following dates/times. Drop Off Dates/Times Monday, January 8 through Thursday, January 11 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at The Grange
Book Exchange Event Date/Time: January 13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Cost: Free Age Requirement: All Ages Welcome Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO) Special Note: We recommend that participants bring a tote bag or box with them to the event to make it easier to bring their books back home. The Meadows Neighborhood Company also reserves the right to refuse to accept books at their discretion.
Then participants come back for the main event, which happens on Saturday, January 13 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. The Grange staff and a group of wonderful volunteers will have gone through all of the books and organized them into various categories. You can then come into The Grange and rummage through hundreds of books and take whatever you would like to read. The event is completely free and you do not have to have donated books to be able to come to the exchange. There is no limit on the number of books or movies you can take and all items are on a first come, first served basis. Please note that we are unable to accept encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or outdated school books and how to/instruction books (Example: Learn Windows 98). Please do not bring books with you to the actual event on Saturday, January 13, as we will not accept them. All books need to be dropped off during the designated times January 8 through January 11.
Volunteer Opportunities Our events are possible because of the hard work of our volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, please contact us to see how you can volunteer at the events. It is a great way for High School students to earn community service credit. Please contact Kent Krause at 303-814-3953 or email@example.com for more information. We also are accepting resumes/letters of interest for the Budget and Finance, Recreation and Nominating Committees, as well as District Delegate opportunities for election in March 2018. Please contact Michele Ray-Brethower with questions, inquiries or to submit your resume at 303-814-3952 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 22
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YOUR Clubs THE MEADOWS HIKING CLUB
The purpose of The Meadows Hiking Club is to provide an opportunity for those interested in hiking to meet other hikers on a regular basis and experience a variety of different hikes. Our hiking experience will range from less strenuous evening hikes (Thursdays) to more aggressive and difficult hikes (Saturdays) up some of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. If you have questions or would like to join, you may e-mail RickNolan at email@example.com.
Come join us and learn to play Mah Jongg (Mahjong, Mjiang) - Regardless of the spelling, it is a four player Chinese tile game of skill and strategy similar to Rummy. The object is to be the first player to complete a valid hand of 14 tiles. Players do this by assembling tiles into one of many pattern-based combinations or “hands”. Dates: Tuesdays Times: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) For more information, call Naarah Turpen 303-947-9640
There is a new club offered at The Grange! On the third Friday of every month, we will offer Bunco. As it is played today, Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. Each attendee is asked to bring a snack or drink to share. You must reserve your spot ahead of time with Diana Fabia at 209-607-3064. Dates: The third Friday of every month Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: FREE Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)
BRIDGE GROUP AT THE GRANGE
Join in for a friendly game of Bridge twice a month at The Grange. Players must have some Bridge playing experience, but all levels are welcome. If you would like to join the group or would like more information, please contact Mary Jane Ferrara at 720-851-0325. Dates: 2nd and 4th Mondays Times: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) 24
6202 Cycling was formed in December 2005 by a group of Castle Rock-based cyclists who wanted to share their love of bicycling and their community. 6202 Cycling welcomes bicyclists of all styles – casual riders, racers, mountain and road cyclists, men, women and families. Club members participated in several organized local and regional rides including Elephant Rock, Triple Bypass, and the Courage Classic. 6202 Cycling is a member of the League of American Cyclists, a non-profit membership organization that promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education. More information can be found on the club website: www.6202cycling.org
PLAYGROUP AT THE GRANGE
Grab your little ones for a playgroup every Thursday at The Grange. For kids ages 0-5, this group is fun, relaxed, and provides a great opportunity for you and your children to meet others in your neighborhood. An attentive parent or caretaker must accompany all children. If your little one is under the weather, please keep him or her at home until they are feeling better. Ages: 0-5 Dates: Every Thursday Times: 10:30 am-12:00 pm Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)
SECOND FIFTIES LADIES CLUB The Second Fifty Women’s Club is back! Join us the second Thursday of every month for an activity coordinated by the Meadows. The club’s objectives are to help broaden our circle of friends, expand knowledge of the world around us, and above all, be fun. Women over 50 years of age who are curious about their community, town, and state and are interested in meeting other women like themselves, are invited to attend. Please see below the activity schedule for each month. Each month will have a different activity and fees may vary. Ages: 50+ Dates: Typically the second Thursday of each month. Times: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm – Some months may vary on date and time depending on the activity. Please see each activity description for specific information. Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.) Pre-Registration is required for each month’s activity. Please call The Grange to reserve your spot. November 16 Lone Tree Arts Center – Love Letters The November program will take place on the third Thursday at the Lone Tree Arts Center and will be a live Theatrical Production. Two actors, one stage, and a love story spanning fifty years. Set in an intimate setting with simple staging, Love Letters takes you on a journey of every emotion from joy to sorrow. Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other. They defied a fate that schemed to keep them apart, and lived—through letters—for the one most meaningful thing, their undying love for each other. Written by A.R. Gurney (Sylvia, The Dining Room), Love Letters is a tender, funny, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. Special Note: Pre-Sale Tickets will be sold to The Grange. Please call 303-814-2358 to purchase your ticket by November 2! After November 2, you will have to go directly through the Lone Tree Arts Center to purchase your ticket. We will plan to meet at The Grange at 12:45 pm and carpool to Lone Tree. The show is scheduled for 1:30 and will be a two-hour show. We should arrive back to The Grange around 4 pm.
December 14 Holiday Christmas Tags and Potluck Instructor Debbie Brown will be at The Grange with buckets of craft supplies to make holiday Christmas tags to attach to gifts for a special holiday present. Each participant will make 10 different holiday tags. The picture is just an example of a few of the tags available to make. Once we are finished making the tags, we will spend the remaining time with a holiday potluck. Potluck Dishes Please bring a dish to share coordinated with the first letter of your last name. The Meadows will provide a variety of soups and beverages to share. A-G – Appetizer H-P – Side Dish Q-Z - Dessert Date: December 14 – Registration Required Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Cost: (Holiday Tags - $15) Registration Deadline: December 7 Location: Grange (3692 Meadows Blvd.)
Date: November 16 Time: 12:45 pm-4:00 pm (Includes drive time and show time) Cost: $35 Registration Deadline: November 2 Location: Lone Tree Arts Center (10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124)
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Home & Garden
New Homeowner Orientation Welcome to The Meadows! To all our new Neighbors, you are invited to a New Homeowner Orientation at The Grange on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm.
SNOW REMOVAL IN THE MEADOWS Even though we would like to see Fall in September and October, we need to be prepared for snow as well. The following are general guidelines stages of priority for snow removal that will be put into effect during a winter storm. Please look out for neighbors who might need a hand with the snow, if you are able, please assist. Stage One Minor accumulation of snow - less than two (2) inches on road surface. Salt/sand will be applied as needed if snow is over an inch and the temperature is 20 degrees or lower or is forecast to remain below freezing for an extended period of time. Under these conditions, the salt and sand mix may be applied, melting the snow/ice into a slush that can be plowed off if necessary. For two (2) or more accumulated inches of snow, all MNC contractors will be prepared to begin plowing unless forecasted temperatures deem unnecessary. The plowing operations will begin after 2 or more inches of snow has accumulated and the snow has stopped falling. If snow falls for more than twelve (12) hours, the Contractor can perform snow removal in shifts. One snow removal per day per area when there is continuing snow event. The parking lots on or around MNC community buildings will be cleared once the storm has passed. These areas should be cleared within twenty-four (24) hours after a snow has stopped falling or two (2) hours prior to the opening of the facility for normal business. If the snow event is outside of the regular business hours and no events are scheduled in the buildings, we will forego snow removal in the parking lots as a priority one. Stage Two The MNC has three areas of alleyways and shared driveways. Alleyways are in Upland Park, Tyler Park and Stewart Park. Shared Driveways are in Tyler Park and Stewart Park. Snow removal will be a priority at these locations so that residents may get out of their garage and access public streets. Maps are provided to show removal for these areas. Stage Three Sidewalks adjacent to MNC Common areas near schools or “school walker” areas will be cleared prior to the school day commencing. We have several common area sidewalks that are addressed in each area during each snow event. Stage Four Sidewalks adjacent to MNC Common areas around mailboxes kiosks, parks, as well as fitness trails will be cleared following stage three. Community Manager will perform drive through inspection with contracted supervisor ensuring completion before crews leave property. 26
Under no circumstances will the MNC Snow Contractor be required to assist any homeowners with snow removal on their private property, or complete snow removal in areas that are not owned or maintained by the MNC. MNC recognizes that conditions may be so unusual or unexpected that a departure from these guidelines is necessary. Therefore, when conditions warrant, the Snow Removal Contract Manager in consultation with the Community Manager or Executive Director may order a departure from these guidelines when, in their opinion, conditions require such action. This guideline may be affected in total or in part, as a result of equipment breakdown, weather conditions, inadequacy of equipment, state or federal regulations, shortage of personnel, and any other unforeseen, uncontrollable or unanticipated acts. SNOW & ICE FAQs Q: What do I need to know about Town of Castle Rock snow removal? A: Priority criteria for snow route; (Please note: residential streets are a Priority 3.) Priority 1 Streets classified as arterials, major collectors, commercial/industrial and commercial business areas. These typically are high-volume streets that connect major sections of Town and provide access for emergency fire, police and medical services. Priority 2 Streets classified as minor collectors and school bus routes or roads providing access to schools. Priority 3 Low-volume and residential streets. Priority 4 Cul-de-sacs and alleyways. The Town’s snowplows are equipped with GPS. You can see where they are in real time by going to Meadowslink.com, under MNC info tab, snow removal and clicking the link. Q: When are you going to clear the rest of the snow on my street, widening it to two lanes instead of one? A: The service-level standard for residential streets is one through lane that is passable in a two-wheel-drive sedan. Based on service-level priorities that address public safety only, the Town will not be doing any additional snow plowing on residential streets beyond clearing one passable lane. Q: What snow removal am I as a homeowner responsible to remove? A. Each property owner is responsible for the removal of the snow from their driveway and sidewalk in front of their homes and side yards (corner lots if applicable) within 48 hours after the termination of any weather condition has stopped and a minimum of 2” has accumulated.
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Home & Garden
Tyler Gets a Permanent Spot on the Field
If you ever visited the model homes in Tyler Park, you might notice something unique about each f loorplan- they’re all names. In a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Oakwood Homes named each plan after a specific St. Jude patient; Taylin, Tyler, Aubrey, Kaden, and Reagan, and St. Jude Founder Dave Thomas’ daughter, Marlo. Fifteen years ago, Tyler Pilon wasn’t a name Oakwood was familiar with. He was a happy 12 year-old boy playing football, baseball, spending time with his family, and eating them out of house and home. Three years later, he lost his life to Ewing’s Sarcoma- a type of bone cancer. Tyler’s name not only graces the Oakwood plan, but an entire neighborhood in The Meadows.
The relationship between The Meadows and St. Jude goes back to 2011, when the inaugural Dream Home was built in The Meadows. Since then, two additional Dream Homes have been built in The Meadows as part of a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Memphis-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 to provide care and research for children battling cancer and other childhood illnesses. Families of children treated do not pay for the care they receive and children come to St. Jude from all over the United States. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent. This October a portion of a greenspace in Tyler Park was dedicated to Tyler, the Pilon family, and St. Jude. A statue of Tyler, appropriately dressed in his football uniform, stands at the edge of the park looking toward the playground. Tyler’s football uniform would have been his second skin at this point in the season and he would have been watching the kids at the playground, excitedly looking to pick up another game. Tyler’s space is quiet and ref lective but not far from a structure where kids can run, jump, climb, and swing. It is a reminder to all of us to reach out and reconnect with the child inside as Tyler’s memory lives on in the spirit of the neighborhood built to honor him and other kids partnered with St. Jude. 28
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YOUR Community FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
School District News Autumn has arrived! While it tends to be a fairly short season in Colorado -- I am loving the beautiful colors and the cooler weather. As pumpkin patches and corn mazes start to open, I am reminded that Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner! This is a wonderful time of year to celebrate with family -- being together and being thankful. Also right around the corner is Election Day, many in our community are buzzing with talk about the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education election. I am so thankful for the directors who serve on the DCSD Board of Education. They work tirelessly for our students, staff, families and community members. Did you know they do it for free? You heard right -- they are volunteers who spend countless hours visiting our schools and attending meetings because they care about our wonderful students and staff, and our amazing community. I am also incredibly thankful for our community as whole. There are so many passionate, and dedicated individuals who go above and beyond to help ensure that all of our 68,000 students receive the best public education possible. It’s no different in the Meadows Community, there are parents, grandparents, neighbors and community leaders who volunteer in classrooms, help get our kids to school safely, attend community events and just get involved. There are also amazing teachers and principals who spend countless hours making sure all of our students have the tools they need to become successful adults. We all agree on a common goal -- to provide the best possible education to the children of this community, but differences of opinions can arise when it comes to how to best meet that goal. While different viewpoints are healthy, and necessary (and is what America is all about) -- disagreeing in disrespectful and unhealthy ways can divide our communities -- and set a bad example for the very children we are nurturing. Thus, as the November 7 election draws near, I ask that we take a moment to remember that all of us in Douglas County are a family. It’s okay to agree to disagree, but it’s imperative to do 30
so respectfully. Remember, our children are watching. Whether you are campaigning, joining conversations on Facebook, attending candidate forums, speaking at board meetings, or just watching from the sidelines, you are a role model for our children. It’s similar to Thanksgiving dinner, while we all love getting together with extended family -- we go into it knowing that disagreements may arise about where the event should take place or what foods should be served. At the end of the day, we are still family and we all have good intentions -- we all want an enjoyable and meaningful holiday gathering. Whether you are a parent, staff member, community member (or any combination of the three!) you know the importance of serving as a role model for our children. We all know that kids do what they see, not what we tell them. As we get closer to the election, I ask that we all remember our link to one another -putting our children first. I caution that we don’t cause a huge divide between now and November -- and that we make sure to come back together as a family after the election. Together we can be successful in providing our students with the brightest futures possible. After serving as the interim superintendent for more than a year now, I want to reiterate my commitment to the 68,000 students and their families in Douglas County. I know I also speak for the 8,000 staff members in DCSD when I say we are all here to put our children and their education first. We are all so fortunate to live in Douglas County -- and to be part of this wonderful community.
Erin Kane Interim Superintendent Douglas County School District
Warming Communities One Coat at a Time Have an extra coat in your closet? Winter is right around the corner and we need your help collecting winter coats for the Coats for Colorado Coat Drive. Please bring new or gently used coats to The Grange or Taft House Facilities between October 1st and November 30th. We will be collecting coats of all sizes for men, women and children. Once we receive all of the coats, we will then bring the coats to a Dependable Cleaners location. Coats for Colorado was founded in 1982 by Dependable Cleaners and Shirt Laundry Company. They have expanded their partnership to include 9News. Together they can reach even more people in need by providing warm winter coats at no cost to Coloradoans of all ages. Coats for Colorado assists more than 120 non-profit health and human service agencies by proving warm coats for thousands of people in need. Some of the non-profit beneficiary organizations include Arapahoe House, Colorado Homeless Families, Denver Kids, Senior Support Services and many more. Since 1982, Coats for Colorado has provided more than 2,000,000 coats to those in need. One out of every six children in the United States is in need of a warm coat. Last year alone, Coats for Colorado was able to collect over 100,000 coats for the Denver Metro Area. Let’s come together as a community to help make a difference. Drop Off Dates: October 1 – November 30 The Grange Business Hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday - Closed Taft House Business Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays - Closed Drop Off Locations: The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock, CO 80109 Taft House 3570 Celestial Ave., Castle Rock, CO 80109 *We can only collect coats. We are unable to accept rain boots, snow boots, ski pants, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves.
2017 Castle Rock Starlighting The Castle Rock “Lighting of the Star” has been a community event shared by residents dating back to 1936. The same spirit of volunteerism, generosity and love of tradition exists today as Castle Rock celebrates The 2017 Starlighting downtown on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year’s celebration will include: hot chocolate, nonprofit booths, strolling entertainers, live entertainment and of course, Santa will be present for photos and visits. The Starlighting ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00 pm and the lighting of the Star will be at approximately 5:30 pm. Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm-7:00 pm Location: Historic Wilcox Square THE MEADOWS AT CASTLE ROCK 31
YOUR Community WinterFest Saturday, December 2, 2017
13th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot 5k Family Fun Run/Walk/Stroll “Run to Change Lives”! Come out and Trot, Stroll, Run, or Walk and join Castle Rock’s Thanksgiving morning tradition with the 13th Annual Turkey ROCK Trot presented by Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. You and the Turkey ROCK Trot are changing lives by “Giving Back to the Community” and each of your registrations and funds raised does just that. All proceeds are given to the Douglas Elbert Task Force, meeting the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert counties who are in financial distress and/or at risk of becoming homeless. Whether you are a serious runner or leisurely walker, bring the whole family and join the fun. Date: Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 Time: 8:00 am Location: Douglas County Event Center (500 Fairgrounds Drive) For more information and to register go to http://www.turkeyrocktrot.com/
Rink at The Rock 414 North Perry Castle Rock, CO 80104
2017/2018 Rink Season November 18, 2017 - February 19, 2018 The Rink at The Rock is a community recreational skating rink offering open skating during normal operating hours. Open Skate Hours Wednesday 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Thursday 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Friday 4:00 pm-9:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am-7:00 pm Check for Holiday Hours Skate Fees Adult (12+) $8.00 Child (11 & under) $6.00 Skate Rentals $3.00 per pair
Castle Rock’s premier outdoor extreme athletic competition takes place in Festival Park from 4 pm to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. To celebrate those who continue to stay active during our colder months, WinterFest is part cyclocross race, part 5K, and part spectator. If you do not feel like sweating it out that day, come out to Festival Park and see beautiful ice sculptures being created, enjoy a warm beverage, take a Selfie with Santa, and enjoy a carriage ride through Downtown Castle Rock. Date: December 2, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Festival Park (300 Second St., Castle Rock, CO 80104) Cost: FREE There is a cost to register for the races
Tips from the Town of Castle Rock on How to stop door-to-door solicitation? While this is not something the homeowners association can control or enforce, we can pass along some useful information. The Town of Castle Rock Ordinance 2013-43 under Municipal code 5.04 prohibits soliciting at residences with the following: • The Town of Castle Rock “No Knock” sticker displayed • Any posted “No Soliciting” sign • Any address registered on the Town of Castle Rock No Knock List But choosing not to display the No Knock sticker The ordinance defines a solicitor as any person attempting to make contact with a homeowner with the purpose of selling goods or services at the point of contact, whether or not the goods or services are actually delivered at the time. The permitted hours for solicitation are 9am-7pm. Solicitors must make application to the Town and receive a permit. They should review the No Knock list daily. If you wish to be added to the Town of Castle Rock No Knock List visit the site below to register. http://www.crgov.com/FormCenter/No-Knock-6/ No-Knock-Registration-44
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