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THE The Longmont Symphony and Boulder Ballet join together to bring you a holiday classic

KEEPING IT LOCAL this holiday season

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Keep It Local



This Entertaining Season

Local reads, events and recommendations........................ 19

Colorado distilleries make an impression .............................. 26



Learn a new skill, make heartfelt gifts at the same time .................. 64


Longmont Reader’s League aims to increase reading level.................... 8

Colorado Bands find a niche in Longmont ................................ 18

Geocaching and Letterboxing; getting started ............................. 42

OMBRÉ:This season’s hottest color trend................................... 22

Listening is key in cases of abuse.............................. 48


Baby Blues, when to get professional help ......................... 53

Oskar Blues Expands their Market................................. 32 100 Years of Longmont Power..... 33


Curb your Sweet Tooth................ 36



Catering can help with holiday stress ............................... 40


Outdoor accents for indoor spaces .............................. 60


Local parks, greenways and golf courses ........................................ 70


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The Longmont Symphony unites with Boulder Ballet to bring you a holiday favorite, in addition to a season full of creative performances. page 12


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editor’s note

Like a good percentage of you, fall is my favorite season.This one more than most. Colorado has had a rough time of it this year, and frankly, I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see the back end of summer. There’s something about the dying of an old year and the birth of a new one that turns us toward reflection, reassesment and renewal. I’m not talking about New Year’s resolutions in the traditional sense, I’ve never had much luck with those anyway. I’m talking about a look back on life over the past year, how far we’ve come... or not, and a glance toward the coming year and its inherent new possibilities. This year, I would like to give myself a chance to start anew, a little older, and hopefully, a little wiser with a few new considerations. In this issue I’ve tried to emphasize the ways in which we can spend our time, effort and hard earned money in our own backyard. There are so many new and exciting things to be found just beyond our driveway, from exploration and entertainment to classes and products. Opportunities to edify ourselves and enhance our lives without ever leaving our hometown abound. Far too often we become so used to where we live that we put ourselves on auto-pilot and those opportunites just slide right in and out of our awareness without ever pausing to leave an impression. So, my goal (not resolution), in the coming year, is to rediscover my love for our beautiful state, to take advantage of all the reasons that I moved to Colorado in the first place, and actively seek out new ones. I challenge you all to open your eyes a little wider when driving through your respective cities, towns and neighborhoods, and take notice of everything that they have to offer, both the old and the new. Try something, learn something, love something and put a little of yourself back into your community. -Misty Kaiser, Special Features Coordinator

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Reading League

allows mentors to help students achieve reading success

By Kristi Ritter


ith a goal to provide commu-

in 2011. While the city didn’t win

nity-based literacy support

is the next step to providing read-

the repeat designation, the Reading

ing support to our children as they

for children in kindergarten through

League was born and is in the setup

continue forward in school.”

third grade, the city of Longmont

stages of recruiting mentors who

has collaborated with the St. Vrain

will start working with students in

program are Indian Peaks, Rocky

Valley Schools to offer the Read-


Mountain, Longmont Estates and

ing League. Targeting children with

The Reading League is sotme-

The schools identified for the

Fall River elementary schools.

below grade-level reading skills,

what of a big sister program to the

Students will be identified for the

the Reading League places mentors

Mayor’s Book Club, Kopecky says,

program by their first literacy test of

into four approved district schools

which started in 2003 to provide

the school year. While most of the

to help increase reading abilities in

books to children ages three and

program will be done in English, a


four through a mail program. That

unique aspect of the program is the

program has been successful in

bilingual component to help stu-

ordinator with the city of Longmont,

Linda Kopecky, Bright Eyes Co-

many ways, so the Reading League

dents make the transition to English.

says the Reading League came to

is the next step.

life due to the desire to establish a

“Our community has a respon-

Regina Renaldi, executive director of priority programs for the

reading program as part of the All

sibility to help our youth learn to

S.V.V.S.D., says “Additional practice

American City award application

read,” Kopecky says. “This program

of reading strategies defined in col-





laboration with a student’s teach-

confidence and getting kids excited

applying for grants which allows the

er gives at-risk students additional

about reading,” says Kopecky, who

Reading League to be funded.

literacy confidence and practice,

adds that the fluency with identify-

For more information,

positive reading models through

ing words and comprehension is

visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/

mentorship and an additional



reading support session to support

Kopecky has been active in


cementing of literacy skills.” Mentors will be set up in small groups with one to three students and will meet with the children once a week for 30 to 45 minutes in either before or after school sessions that no classroom time is lost. Mentors will also have access to a free book library at the Longmont Senior Center where they can help select books according to as student’s interest and ability. Renaldi added, “Community volunteers working with our students sends a positive message to students and families that literacy is important and valued by the whole community.” Parents will also be able to get involved by meeting monthly with

Award winning books for your kids Every year the American Library Association awards a number of medals to honor the artists and authors ofchildren’s books that they feel are of distinction.Two of the most recognized medals awarded are the The Caldecott and The Newberry. Judged on a variety of criteria,The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American children’s picture book and The Newberry Medal goes to the author of the most distinguished American children’s literature.

2012 Caldecott Medal Winner

A Ball for Daisy, by Chris Raschka, wordlessly explores the themes of loss and friendship through a dog named Daisy who loses her favorite toy. The minimal, line-based, illustrations are bright, and engaging, allowing children to infer the story from the artwork alone. The illustrations carry an amazing amount of heartfelt emotion in surprisingly few pages. Enough to keep even a pre-reader interested in the book and an adult close to tears.

the mentors at family literacy events 2012 Caldecott Books of Honor

to engage the parents in their child’s

Blackout, by John Rocco Grandpa Green, by Lane Smith Me … Jane, by Patrick McDonnell

reading abilities. While the usual suspects for mentors are parents and retired teachers, Kopecky is looking at other people to lend their time for the program. “Mentors need to be committed to helping these students. And they need to make sure their toolkit is fueled for working with these kids.” Kopecky is now accepting mentor applications and hopes to have 20 to take part in the training

2012 Newberry Medal Winner Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos

Spending his summer “grounded-for-life”, helping an elderly neighbor catalog health reports that have become mostly obituaries for Norvelt’s original residents opens up a wealth of questions for 12 year-old Jack. Part fiction and part auto-biography, Jack Gantos uses deft humor and colorfully flawed characters to touch on the importance of knowing your history, knowing your neighbors and knowing the rifle you’re playing with isn’t loaded.

in November and December. All mentors receive background checks.

2012 Newberry Books of Honor

Success of the program will

Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

be measured through the school

Breaking Stalin’s Nose, by Eugene Yelchin

literacy tests. “A lot of it is building





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on the cover

THE The Longmont Symphony teams with Boulder Ballet join to bring you a holiday classic as part of their exciting new season.


Photo By Sue Daniels .



Story By Judy Finman

alternate performances as the child

call the Longmont Symphony Or-


Clara. Ryan Christopher is rat king,

chestra box office at 303.772.5796.

and Drosselmeyer is danced by Ar-

altzing flowers, Russian Cossacks, and oversized grey

mice will soon overrun the stage at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium in their annual Longmont romp. The Nutcracker is coming! For more than two decades Longmont Symphony Orchestra has collaborated with Boulder Ballet on this traditional holiday production. This year, on Saturday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m., artists of both companies will bedazzle local audiences. Expect peerless classical dancing to Tchaikovsky’s buoyant music, set in a magical kingdom. Boulder Ballet company members Melissa Heslep and Matt Helms and will be dancing both shows as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. The Sugar Plum Fairy is danced by Kate Wagner and Rachel Haber, company members alternating performances. Boulder Ballet School students Katie Megerle and Katherine Codrescu


tistic Director Peter Davison. Several of the ballet students who will be performing in The Nutcracker are Longmont residents. “I enjoy the fun atmosphere of the symphony players, and I like the venue as well,” says Ana Claire, Boulder Ballet’s other Artistic Director. “It’s always a wonderful place to perform and the audience is always ready to have a great time. I like The utcracker drawing at intermission and the delicious cookie sale! We are looking forward to another wonderful time!” Cheri Friedman, Boulder Ballet Executive Director, says of the orchestra, “We really enjoy the quality of music they provide for our dancers. What they do is integral to having a successful performance. The opportunity they provide our dancers to perform The Nutcracker is loved by everyone here.”

Longmont Symphony Orchestra, a Cultural Gem Founded in 1966, and currently in its 46th season, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra fosters the appreciation and understanding of symphonic music through performances and educational programs. More than 75 auditioned musicians, dedicated to the performance of orchestral music, voluntarily participate in the orchestra and present 13 performances a year. More than 60 volunteers are active as members of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra board of directors or in the Symphony Guild. Upwards of 15,000 people attend the concerts and events each year. Musicians, members, and volunteers donate over 20,000 hours of their time each year. They help provide opportunities for school-aged

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For tickets to The Nutcracker,

Photo By Keith Bobo

Photo By Sue Daniels

Photo By Keith Bobo




continued from page 13 children, seniors, and the underserved community to experience live orchestral music through the orchestra’s many outreach programs. “The Longmont Symphony is made up of musicians from all walks of life and ranging in age from early 20s to 60+,” says the orchestra’s Executive Director Kay W. Lloyd. “A few members who currently play in the orchestra are from the original group that started in 1966! It is an all-volunteer orchestra, with the exception of principal players, who receive a small honorarium. Many of the musicians also play in other orchestras throughout the area.” Ms. Lloyd has been in the orchestra for 22 years, and she plays principal flute. “Since it is primarily a Photo By Keith Bobo

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for the relationships we all have with

grown together over three decades. I

one another in ‘making that music.’

have learned much from them, and

There are many individuals who, like

they from me.”

me, have been part of this orchestra

His vision for the orchestra is “to

for years and there is a real sense

always give our very best perfor-

of family in the group. We perform

mance every time, to never take a

outstanding concerts – thanks to

step backwards in growth, and to

our long time conductor, Dr. Robert

provide educational and entertain-

Olson, who is able to bring out the

ment opportunities to our commu-

very best in the orchestra.”


Dr. Robert Olson is in his 29th year as music director and conductor

He believes in the orchestra’s importance to the City of Longmont.

of the Longmont Symphony Or-

“It gives the city a sense of identity

chestra. “The orchestra consistently

and pride. Companies often look to

makes wonderful music together,

cultural offerings – “quality of life”

especially for a non-professional

-– when considering communities to

orchestra,” he says. “I always walk

locate their businesses. It provides

off the stage of every concert with

some wonderful educational activi-

a great feeling of accomplishment,

ties to young and old alike. The arts

and a belief that we performed on a

dollar regenerates itself many-fold

level that most any orchestra would

throughout the community. And it

be proud of. And, of course, I feel

provides some wonderful concerts

a great sense of pride that we have

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I would just invite people to come and enjoy some of the world’s greatest music, performed by one of Colorado’s finest community orchestras – right here in Longmont! With worldclass guest artists, an internationally acclaimed conductor, and outstanding musicians, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra is truly a gem in this community.

- Kay W. Lloyd, Executive Director

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continued from page 15 for all interests.” Dr. Olson points out that “Classical music often carries a stigma of ‘long hair,’ but this is far from the truth. Most music has its roots in classical music. We typically put on a season of concerts where there is something for everyone at least sometime during the year. And the orchestra is so good … please give it a try if you haven’t!”

Community support In a time of declining corporate support, the Longmont Symphony has a strong individual donor base from the community and advertising support from local small businesses. Recently an anonymous donor has come forward and will be matching any donations made to the symphony through the end of December 2012 up to $50,000. “We do fundraisers throughout the year,” Ms. Lloyd says. “Our Super Conductor competition just finished with over $18,000 raised by three members of our community. We were one of the benefactors of Longmont’s Oktoberfest this year, organized by Left Hand Brewing Company. We also have a very active Guild that raises money for the orchestra through their annual Garden Tour held in June, Nutcracker cookie sales, and the May Pops Concert dessert social.” The organization is proud of giving back to the Longmont community through outreach programs in the public schools (Adopt a School for elementary schools, Mentors in Music for middle/senior high schools, and the fifth grade concerts); annual Young Artist Competition; college scholarship program; senior concerts; free community July fourth concert; and ticket outreach programs to students and parents, service organizations, and seniors in the community.




Photo By Keith Bobo


For more information For more information about The Nutcracker performances and Longmont Symphony Orchestra, contact the LSO office at 303.772.5796, www. longmontsymphony.org For more information about Boulder Ballet, contact 303.443.0028, www. boulderballet.org

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season: • On November tenth renowned

• March and April concerts intro-

photographer John Fielder cho-

duce two up-and-coming soloists,

reographs his photography to

Andrew Briggs and Lei Weng, with

Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

works by Shostakovich and an allBeethoven Concert.

• Celebrate the holidays with The Nutcracker and a Candlelight Concert.

• In May will be one of the best Pops concerts ever given by the orchestra. Metropolitan Opera star, Keith

• The January Family Concert

Miller, and three outstanding local

introduces young listeners to the

vocalists will present an Evening on

orchestra with a Superheroes


themed program (capes and masks optional), the Longmont Youth Symphony, and the 2012 Young Artist Competition Winner.

For tickets and information call the box office at 303-772-5796.

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Colorado bands - local venues

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The Yawpers

The Prairie Scholars

The Yawpers hale from just down the road in Boulder and just in case you’re curious about their name, it stems from Walt Whitman’s promise to “sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world”. Band members, Nate Cook, Jesse Parmet, James Hale and Dave Romano deliver that barbaric yawp of alt country/rock at a powerfully loud volume that you just can’t help but move to. It’s dynamic, it’s raw and it’s outright fun. Their pulsating, guitar-driven sound draws influence from Elvis and Dylan, as well as the more recent Deer Tick and Wilco. The band has just completed their debut full-lenth album, “Capon Crusade”, which was released on October 16th.

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Fri Nov 09 :: Boulder @ Shine

Tue Nov 13

Fri Nov 16 :: Winter Par k @ Ullr s Tavern Fri Nov 30 :: Denver @ The Soiled Dove Underground Fri Dec 07

:: Longmont @ Dickens Opera House

Sat Dec 08

:: Evergreen @ Little Bear Saloon

Thu Dec 13

:: Boulder @ Conor O’Neill’s

:: Lyons @ Pizza Bar 66,

Sun Nov 18 :: Longmont @ Tasty Weasel Tap Room Sat Nov 24

:: Ber thoud @ City Star Brewing

Fri Dec 07

:: Boulder @ Upslope Brewing Company

Sat Dec 08

:: Longmont @ Left Hand Brewer y


editor’s pick

Having recently had an opportunity to catch Lord Huron live, I am more enamored with this album now than I was when I first heard it. Alternately sweet and harsh lyrics are laced into floating harmonies and catchy rhythms. The sound held up surprisingly well live, managing to infuse even the slowest points of the performance with unexpected energy. I’ve been enjoying this album for a few weeks now and with every listen I’ve found something else to hook me in.





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Local Authors, books and happenings

Giving Bir th to My Parents

Time to Enter the Colorado Book Awards ENGLEWOOD, CO -Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is now accepting entries for the 2013 Colorado Book Awards, recognizing the best books by Colorado authors, editors, publishers, illustrators and photographers published in 2012. The awards are presented annually with awards given in a number of categories. Past categories have included: anthology, biography, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, genre fiction, history, juvenile literature, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry, and young adult. Eligible books include any work published by a Colorado author, illustrator, editor, publisher or photographer, and include hardcover, paperback and e-published books. Entries forms must be submitted online, but payment and copies can be provided online or through surface mail. It is acceptable to enter your own work. For more information on how to submit, or to recommend a book published in 2012, please visit the Colorado Humanities& Center for the Book website at www.coloradohumanities.org, click on Programs and go to Colorado Book Awards page. You may also contact Christine Goff, program coordinator for CCFTB, at goff@coloradohumanities.org or by calling 303.894.7951 x21.


By Lorrie Caplan-Shern Summerland Publishing “Giving Birth to My Parents,” a guide for every generation teaching how to honor, celebrate and remember that the most important elders in our lives and in our culture are our parents. “Giving Birth to My Parents” is a timely book written for the men and women of the Baby Boomer generation by one of their own. Part memoir, part life coaching manual, this book offers a road map to every generation. Its pages offer guidance on how to lovingly and compassionately deal with the sometimes challenging, but ultimately worthwhile, experience of creating and maintaining a loving and respectful bond with aging parents. The suggestions and honest situations in this book also enable aging parents to better appreciate and respect their adult children. Told with humor, kindness and insight, this book provides a valuable way to navigate understanding and mending the relationships between Baby Boomer adult-children and their Depression-Era parents. As such, it puts a personal face on the inter-generational issue and provides an under-represented voice not found in other books.

editor’s pick


At this point, this book has been on more best seller lists than I can count or probably even know about, but since it was recently released in paperback, I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit this lovely and enchanting story. The title tells you everything and nothing at all, much like the small hand-painted sign at the gate of Le Cirque des Reves. Erin Morgenstern paints a love story, mystical and delicately beautiful, that revolves around a mysterious circus only open at night; a circus that was created to be an arena for a magical duel to the death between Celia and Marco, and their capricious and often cruel masters. I can’t say much about the events that follow without giving the entire book away, but I will say that the world of Le Cirque des Reves draws you into its spell from the very first word to the very last, so much so that as soon as I was finished, I immediately flipped back to page one and started again. LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE



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The Godric’s Hollow Group Barbed Wire Books, Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays monthly, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Godric’s Hollow group, a Harry Potter Discussion Society, is meeting for a magical discussion of a magical world.

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The Grey Havens Group Barbed Wire Books, Tuesdays, December 4 to 7:30 p.m. A Tolkien Discussion Society meeting. Join them for a lively and illuminating discussion of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Longmont Book Club There are three groups of the Longmont Book Club meeting every first, third and fourth Saturday. First Editions Meets every first Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St. Longmont Dec. 1: ”Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed

Third Rocks! Meets every third Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St. Longmont Nov. 17: “Atonement” by Ian McEwan for November Dec. 15: “Last Exit to Brooklyn” by Hubert Selby Jr.

Fourth Edition Meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Panera Bread- Harvest Junction, Main St. and Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont Nov. 24 : “Black Swan Green” by David Mitchell Dec 22 : “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver

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colors, the darker starting midway

to achieve the melting colors look


down the length of the hair and the

with basically every color and hue

lighter toward the ends.


our locks say a lot about your style. Your hair can make or

break any outfit, and likely, it’s your best accessory. Hair color, its texture, cut or shape can say as much about your style as your clothes. When it comes to color, from bold hues to toned-down, natural

The ombré hair-color trend can

Because the ombré hair color

be a lot less maintenance for some

technique doesn’t require that color

women. If no base color is needed,

start at the roots, some stylists don’t

only a small amount of color will

think it’s an everlasting trend. How-

have to be added to the remaining

ever, for the person who has never

hair. And because the color doesn’t

colored her hair, this trend may be

start at the roots, color touch-ups

a good place to start because the change won’t be too

locks, the options are

drastic, and it’s an

endless. For many, get-

overall low-main-

ting your hair colored

tenance coloring

can seem high-mainte-

technique, making

nance and expensive,

it easy to add to,

while to others, it a

change or refresh in

necessity. And many

the future, Bowlby

hair color trends come


and go; however, you can always find a way to

No, No, DIY

express your color style

The ombré tech-

in the moment.

nique is not general-

Fortunately, if

ly recommended to

you hate your color,

try and achieve as a

you can change it in a

Do It Yourself (DIY)

snap, making your look

project because your

forever versatile. And

color could eas-

with the popular ombré

ily end up looking

hair-coloring technique,

choppy and messy.

incorporating multidi-

Enlisting the services

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of a professional is

throughout your hair is

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a relatively low-main-

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Low-Maintenance Locks Ombré, also called hair-color melting, is a hair-coloring trend that gradually descends from dark at the top to light toward the ends. This coloring technique is not like highlights in that the color starts at the roots and stops at the ends. Generally, the ombré technique uses two


brassy, too muted or won’t be as noticeable with root growth, Annie Bowlby, owner of Studio Boom in Longmont says. Commonly, this trend is mix

just plain terrible. Since the ombré technique gives hair a subtle kick, it’s still a look that will work in the professional setting.

of brunette hair with lighter locks

And no matter your color, ombré

toward the bottom. Think Sarah

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Jessica Parker color circa “Sex and

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THAT’S THE SPIRIT: Colorado’s Distillery Boom

Story And Photos By Darren Thornberry The next time you reach for

whiskey, rum and even liqueurs

house Spirits. “Stranahan’s was the

your favorite spirit at a big box

are all making their mark, becom-

first distillery to pave the way, and

liquor store, know this: Colorado

ing sought-after gifts and boosting

others began as hobbies,” Belochi

distilleries are crafting award-win-

the state’s economy, not unlike the

says, “but now people understand

ning spirits and grabbing national

spate of microbreweries began to

the potential to have a repeat of the

attention. So if you see a Colorado

do 20 years ago.

success of craft brewing.“

label on the shelf, you’d be wise

“The great success of craft

Colorado is synonymous with

not to dismiss it. It’s happening

brewing in Colorado caused the

tapping the Rockies, of course, but

statewide, but some of the choic-

state legislature to think about

the number of spirit maker-members

est and most innovative spirits are

opening up another industry,”

in the Colorado Distillers Guild

being made right here in Longmont,

explains Michael Belochi, market-

might surprise you. They’re making

Boulder and Loveland. Vodka, gin,

ing director for Boulder’s Round-

grappa in Hotchkiss, rum in Lyons,






Colorado is becoming known as a tourist destination for people who are interested in experiencing unique micro-distilled products.

-Susan Lesnick, owner of Longmont’s Black Canyon Distillery.

pepper vodka in Centennial, and

self-distributing (for now) business –

tipple won a Double Gold Medal

pumpkin liqueur in Boulder, just to

most certainly a labor of love. “With

at the San Francisco World Spirits

cite a few examples. For its part, Boulder’s Roundhouse Spirits specializes in gin. The

the popularity of micro-distilling in

Competition. Among other terrific

the state, there is a wide variety of

spirits, a Dancing Pines standout is

whiskeys, vodkas, gins and flavored

its Cask Rum. After a turn in the pot

company’s signature new western

spirits which is conducive to tasting

still, it rests and ages in charred oak,

style Roundhouse Gin is light on

events,” says Lesnick. “We love do-

making for a mellow spirit hinting

juniper berry with a complex floral

ing business in Colorado.”

of the cane molasses from which it

bouquet. It’s rated 93 – exceptional – by BTI (Beverage Tasting Insti-

Black Canyon’s Rita is a unique corn whiskey cocktail combining

came. All this from a former paramedic firefighter, Kristian Naslund,

tute). Its Imperial Barrel Aged Gin

fresh squeezed limes and oranges,

who preferred the “hard stuff” to

has been nicknamed “ginskey” as its

fresh mint and cilantro and the com-

brewing his own beer.

flavors are reminiscent of a botani-

pany’s proprietary whiskey. It’s all

cal Scotch. This, too, has an incred-

natural and locally sourced.

ible BTI rating of 94. “Colorado is becoming known

In Loveland, Dancing Pines

A physical location is a requirement of obtaining a license to distill alcohol in Colorado, and

Distillery handcrafts small batch

tasting rooms and tours come part

as a tourist destination for people

spirits from artisan hammered cop-

and parcel as a means to showcase

who are interested in experienc-

per stills. Whole ingredients, rather

what’s in the still (see sidebar). One

ing unique micro-distilled prod-

than extracts, are used, and batch

of the most eclectic and historically

ucts,” says Susan Lesnick, owner

numbers are handwritten on the

fascinating tasting rooms is set back

of Longmont’s Black Canyon

label. The distillery’s most popu-

amongst a nondescript row of ware-

Distillery. “Coloradoans have a

lar drink – a beverage that truly

houses off 47th Street in Boulder –

remarkable way of supporting local

stands alone – is its Chai Liqueur.

303 Vodka. Brandy Schafer co-owns


Balancing the flavors from whole

the heralded distillery with her

leaf black tea and five spices, it can

parents, Steve and Terri Viezbicke.

its sour mash for nearly two years.

be enjoyed neat or as an addition

She proudly points out her great

It’s a family-owned and operated,

to your favorite cocktail. This tasty

grandfather’s steamer trunk, which

Black Canyon has been offering

Dancing Pines Distillery’s Cask Rum

photo courtesy of Dancing Pines Distillery


Black Canyon Distillery’s “Rita”

photo courtesy of

Black Canyon Distillery

Black Canyon Distillery Whiskey photo courtesy of

Black Canyon Distillery


Roundhouse Gin and Imperial Barrel Aged Gin Photos by Prospect Photo



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knownst to everyone. “My dad and I started two doors down with one still,” Brandy explains, while giving an impromptu tour of the facility. “We’ve been in this location for three years and have grown to seven stills.” Vodka 303, officially known as Boulder Distillery, infuses its vodka with various flavors. Nothing artificial. No syrup. Real vanilla bean oil. “Vodka is a very spirited spirit!” Brandy exclaims. “Other spirits aren’t as much fun. The way vodka lets you play with flavors makes it among the most exciting thing a palette can enjoy.” Lest you think 303 Vodka is all about vodka, note its potato whiskey, a first in Colorado and a rarity anywhere. The company doesn’t do competitions, preferring instead to take the word of its loyal customers. Customer loyalty is illustrated on a daily basis at Boulder Wine Merchant, where various beers, wines and spirits are sold. Staff often hears something like this: “Where’s the Roundhouse? I need to catch a flight.” It’s a sure sign that Colorado spirits are taking off as gift ideas and delightful showcases of our state’s reputable burgeoning liquor industry. There is a local “spiritist” near you who will be glad to show you around, give you a taste and make you feel at home.



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TA S T I N G S & TO U R S 303 Vodka

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Downslope Distilling

Altitude Spirits

P.O. Box 1437, Boulder aititudespirits.com Inquire online about tasting and tours

Black Canyon Distillery

13710 Deere Court, Unit B, Longmont, 720.204.1909, blackcanyondistillery.com Call for tours and tasting hours

Breckenridge Distillery 1925 Airport Rd., Breckenridge, 970.547.9759 breckenridgedistillery.com Distillery Tours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues - Sun (last tour at 5:30) Main Street Tasting Room (137 S. Main St.) Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon/Wed/ Thurs; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri/Sat; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun

Colorado Gold Distillery

1290 S. Grand Mesa Dr., Cedaredge 970.856.2600 coloradogolddistillers.com Tasting and Tours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues - Sat

Dancing Pines Distillery

1527 Taurus Ct., Unit 110, Loveland 970.635.3426 dancingpinesdistillery.com Tastings: 1 – 8 p.m. Sat Scheduled Tours: 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Sat (reserve online) 30 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012

Deerhammer Distilling Co.


6770 S. Dawson Cir., Ste. 400, Centennial 303.693.4300 downslopedistilling.com Tasting and Tours: by appointment 5 - 7 p.m. Mon - Thurs; 12–9 p.m. Fri - Sun

Peach Street Distillers

144 South Kluge Ave., Bldg 2, Palisade 970.464.1128 peachstreetdistillers.com Call for tours and tasting hours

Peak Spirits

26567 North Rd., Hotchkiss 970.361.4249 peakspirits.com Call for tours and tasting hours

Roundhouse Spirits

Golden Moon Distillery

5311 Western Ave., Ste 180 Boulder, 303.819.5598 roundhousespirits.com Tasting and tours: 3 - 7 p.m. Thurs - Sat

JF Strothman Distillery Inc.

Shadow Beverage Group Ltd.

412 Violet St., Golden 303.993.7174 goldenmoondistillery.com Call for tours and tasting hours

2862 North Ave., Grand Junction 970.241.2010 jfstrothmandistillery.com Tasting Room 5 - 10 p.m. Tues - Thurs; 5 p.m. - 12 a.m. Fri; 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sat; 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun

Leopold Bros Distillery

Denver, leopoldbros.com Inquire online about tasting and tours

Mile High Spirits

2920 Larimer St., Denver 303.296.2226 milehighspiritsllc.com Tasting Room: 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. Tues Wed; 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Thurs - Fri; 12 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sat; 12 - 8 p.m. Sun

Montanya Distillers

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Spirit Hound Distillers

4196 Ute Hy (66), Lyons 970.420.2263 spirithounds.com Tasting and Tours: 3 - 8 p.m. Thurs - Fri; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat - Sun

Spring 44

505 West 66th St., Loveland 970.414.0744 spring44.com Call for tours and tasting hours


200 S. Kala.m.ath St., Denver, 303.296.7440, stranahans.com Make tour reservations online


Colorado Cocktails CHAITINI

courtesy of dancingpines.com A delicious mix of traditional Chai tea spices and cream. Serve in a martini glass. 2 oz Dancing Pines Chai Liqueur 1 oz Vodka 2 oz Half and Half Add all ingredients over ice in a martini shaker. Shake until chilled. Pour in martini glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick.


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Opens Ohio & Nor thern Kentucky Markets

Original Craft Beer in a Can Expands Distribution to Ohio and Northern Kentucky Longmont, Colorado Ten years ago funky little Oskar Blues Grill & Brew started the “Canned Beer Apocalypse” by stuffing their voluminously hoppy Dale’s Pale Ale in a can. Today Oskar Blues announced a partnership with Stagnaro Distributing (Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky) & Superior Beverage Group (Columbus to Cleveland) to expand their line of boundary busting canned beer to the burgeoning craft beer scene of Ohio and Northern Kentucky. “This CAN easily be the biggest craft beer launch Ohio has ever



seen,” said Mike Stagnaro, President & CEO Stagnaro Distributing. This announcement follows

Last year Oskar Blues began “The Oskar Blues Ordeal” bus trips and claimed three medals at the

record setting releases in the Ala-

Great American Beer Festival. This

bama and Chicagoland markets over

year during GABF the brewery

the previous two months by the

released 16 ounce cans of the 2012

brewery. Oskar Blues’ passion play

World Beer Cup Gold Medal win-

announcement to open an addition-

ning G’Knight Imperial Red IPA,

al brewery in the beer and outdoor

and a second collaboration beer

centric mountains of North Carolina

with Sun King Brewery in the Ball

has allowed the rapidly growing

Corporation Alumi-tek Can and a yet

brewery to create capacity to open

to be announced revolutionary NEW

new markets for the first time in

package to craft beer.

three years. The North Carolina brewery is on pace to begin brewing beer in December of 2012 and produce 40,000 barrels in 2013. Oskar Blues grew from 13,000 barrels (2007) to 59,000 barrels (2011) in five years while craft beer in-a-can has come of age. America’s first craft brewery to brew and can their beer is projected to produce 90,000 barrels in 2012. LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE

New Beer Releases

1. “G’Knight Imperial Red IPA”

was released in 16 ounce cans, Thursday October 11, during the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. 2. The second collaboration “The Deuce”, between Sun King Brewery and Oskar Blues Brewery in the Ball Alumi-tek Can.


100 Years

of Longmont Power

Story By Jennifer Lehman Photos by Nathan Pulley

Longmont Museum gets Amp’d up with new exhibit on electricity


The science of electricity and

tive, says Erik Mason, Curator of

the 100-year history of Longmont

Research at the museum, with nine

Power and Communications are the

hands-on elements including a giant

focus of Amp’d: Powering Long-

light switch and a station where

mont 1912-2012, the Longmont

kids can build their own model of

Museum and Cultural Center’s latest

an electrical grid.

exhibit that begins today and runs through February 17, 2013.

The function behind the flick of a light switch is something we often

The exhibit is highly interac-

continued on page 34

An historic photo of a diesel generator that was used in the old electric building at First and Main (now the building is Cheese Importers). Photo courtesy of Longmont Museum LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE



continued from page 33

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take for granted, says Mason. “It’s around us all the time. If the power goes out, we’re almost helpless anymore.” 7504 Hygiene Rd. / Hygiene, CO 80503 / 303.651.1106 www.rabbitbrushgallery.com / rabbitbrushgallery facebook


“There don’t seem to be a lot of engaging exhibits around about electricity, so we’re excited to be doing this.” Items from the museum’s historic collection will offer history buffs a timeline of electrical appliances and equipment over the last century, illustrating how electricity has “become more and more ingrained in every facet of our lives,” Mason says. “The museum has been terrific,” says Deb Cameron, Customer Service and Marketing Manager at Longmont Power and Communications. “We so appreciate their creativity and their enthusiasm, and their willingness to help us educate the public about who we are and about electricity.” “It was very much a partnership, they are the experts on electricity,” Mason says. The Amp’d exhibition is part of Longmont Power and Communication’s celelebration of 100 years as a municipal utility. “The municipal utility or city-owned utility means residents of Longmont are the owners,” Cameron says. LPC refers to customers as “customer-owners” and the utility takes its direction from the Longmont City Council. “Longmont Power and Communications is one of four city-owned electric utilities, including those of




Loveland, Estes Park and Fort

limited but a video online also

Collins, that own the Platte

explains the history and offers

River Power Authority. The

a glimpse of the antique equip-

joint ownership of the power

ment: www.ci.longmont.co.us/

source and non-profit model


allows savings to be passed

The plant only supplies

on to customers and is the

half a percent of Longmont’s

reason Longmont has some of

power now, but is a source of

the lowest rates in the state,”

living history, says Cameron,

Cameron says.

and is on the National Register

The municipal utility

of Historic Places.

also offers a strong sense of

Another program, SPARX!,

community, Cameron says,

running December 29, January

because employees live and

19 and February 16 at 10:30

work in Longmont and “they

a.m. & 1:30 p.m., is an interac-

are invested in what we do.”

tive demonstration held at the

The LPC staff has contributed

museum and will explore the

to the anniversary events

relationship between magnets

including the design of a com-

and electricity. All electrical

memorative coin which the general public can purchase

Some of the hands-on, electircal fun to be found at the Amp’d: 100 Years of Longmont Power exhibit.

generation involves moving an electromagnet through a

for $7.54 at the utility’s offices

coiled circuit of wire, Mason

at 1100 South Sherman Street.

says, whether its a hydroelec-

The commemorative coin

tric plant or a windmill, it’s the

is layered with history and

same process. The demonstra-

symbolism (For all of the de-

tion will include audience par-

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a full listing and schedule of related public programs.

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Sweet Treats:

Curbing your cravings

By Dominique Del Grosso

The holiday season is offi-

neighbors and co-workers. But

our lack of willpower isn’t entirely

cially upon us. It’s a time of family,

throwing caution to the wind and

to blame. Understanding what sugar

friends and of course, so much tasty

caving into your cravings every time

does to the chemistry in our brain

food. In the moment, it’s fun to

you see a sweet treat, poses both a

is critical to getting a handle on a

indulge in sweet treats and gorge

danger to your waistline and future

sweet tooth.

on holiday faire, but keeping extra

dietary habits.

Kelly Leonard, a registered di-

pounds at bay and your sugar cravings in check can prove challenging. Going overboard is so easy

etitian, lifestyle coach and owner of

Sweet Like Sugar

Healthful Living in Longmont, says

Sugar is sweet and oh so satisfy-

sugar has a powerful effect, much

with the mouth-watering, eye-

ing. There’s a reason we can’t get

popping treats offered at parties,

enough. In fact, sugar has major

chemical called dopamine, which is

get-togethers or the annual holiday

effects on our brain. Although we

known as the ‘feel good’ hormone.

cookie plates, courtesy of your

need to keep our cravings in-check,

The five primary ‘crack’ ingredients

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“To break this cycle you have

sweets. If you always indulge after

caffeine. When we eat these foods,

to eliminate the ‘crack’ foods for two

each meal, plan ahead for this and

our brain releases dopamine, and

weeks completely. This will shut

do something else instead.

we feel good. This causes us to

down the dopamine cycle, and the

‘hunt’ for these ingredients, and the

cravings will cease,” Leonard says.

reason our brains seek out these foods is because they tend to be

For the holidays, however, it may not be realistic to kick your cravings to the curb entirely. Doing

Breaking Tradition

very high in calories,” she says.

Not eating fatty, sugary treats

so may be too extreme. For some, indulging a little here and there,

“The more ‘crack’ foods you eat, the

for two weeks sounds tough, right?

allowing treats to not be entirely off-

more dopamine is released. This is

Sure, perhaps it will be in the begin-

limits may be more realistic, Cathy

a vicious cycle that makes people

ning. However, when you break

Hayes Daly, a certified nutritionist

crave these foods.”

some habits, you simply have to

and owner of Nutrition Power in

replace the old ones with new.

Boulder, says.

During the holiday season, we’re inundated with sweet treats,

Leonard suggests exchang-

Practicing moderation is pos-

and likely, so is our brain. Because

ing eating treats for other activities

sible this holiday season. Although

dopamine provides us with the

that occupy your brain as a great

it may seem like holiday parties will

“feel good” hormones, it’s easy to

way to get your mind off sweets.

test your willpower, having a plan

understand why eating sugary treats

When you’re craving, call a friend,

prior to attending is key. Don’t go

is highly addictive. The effect is

good for a walk, read a book or do

to a party on an empty stomach.

simple, the dopamine reaction from

whatever it takes to keep your mind

Eat a light snack before so you aren’t as likely to over-do it. Select

eating sweet treats tastes and feels

focused on

good, and so we want that feeling


treats that really call to your crav-

more and more.


ings. Eat them slowly and

Sometimes when you’re craving a sugary treat, it’s all you can think


mindfully, really tasting the


ingredients, and try to focus

about and you will stop at noth-

on the social, conversation

ing until you satisfy your craving.

aspects of the party as well,

Knowing why our cravings are so

Hayes Daly says.

intense is half the battle, but knowing how to curb or control your

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craving can be as easy, too.





You Are Human, Not Perfect We are not perfect. The holidays are tricky because we want to have fun and indulge without thinking. Unfortunately, when not being mindful about what we put in our mouth, the consequences add up, literally. When it comes to treats, willpower is necessary, but having an “all or nothing” attitude may not be, Hayes Daly says. Both Leonard and Hayes Daly recommend setting a reasonable daily “treat” budget, especially during the holidays. For women, a reasonable treat budget is 150 calories, and for men, 200 calories. “Be picky about how you spend your budget. Save them for the treats your really love,” Leonard says. And if you happen to overdo it at a party or event, you haven’t blown it. The extra calories will add up, but increasing the mileage

Be picky about how you spend your budget. Save them for the treats your really love,

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A letterbox is found in the knotty bend of a lakeside tree.

It is fair to say that Longmont is known as a family-oriented city, but what’s left when the excitement of the bowling alley and the cinema begin to wane? If you’re too accident prone for Twister and all your board games are missing pieces, maybe it’s time to consider a new pastime. Geocaching and letterboxing are outdoor activities that integrate modern technology, nature, exercise and treasure hunting, and your family can start enjoying either or both of these immensely fun hobbies today! 44 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012


Sleuths with Smart Phones Geocaching is a global phenomenon whereby players find hidden containers, called geocaches, using smart phones or GPS devices and report it online. According to the game’s official website, geocaching. com, there are close to two million geocaches out there somewhere and more than five million people trying to find them. Geocaching dates back to May 2000 when an Oregon computer consultant named Dave LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE

Ulmer wanted to test the accuracy of the latest satellite GPS technology. He tromped into the woods with a bucket full of goodies and posted the coordinates in an online forum. His lone rule for the finder was, “Take some stuff – leave some stuff.” The quantum leaps in GPSenabled smart phone technology since the game’s inception means it’s easier than ever to play. Participants navigate to a set of coordinates found on the website and then try to find the geocache hidden at or near WWW.TIMESCALL.COM

that location. When they’ve found

mail. (“Letterbox” is the British term

area, practicing GPS skills and carv-

it, they sign the logbook and return

for a mailbox.) A hallmark of this

ing their own stamps. “Half the fun,”

the item to the exact location where

game is the use of hand carved rub-

says Carroll, “is what the students

they found it.

ber stamps. Letterboxers enjoy this

learn about Longmont along the

personal touch.


If you’re new to the game, remember these three simple rules: 1) If you take something, leave

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Carroll, “and families are welcome to

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take the classes together.”

these websites – geocaching.com

2) write about the find in the cache logbook; 3) log the experience on the website. As for placing a cache some-

Carroll’s classes find students searching for clues in the Old Town

and letterboxing.org – will point you in the right direction.

where yourself, there are various guidelines to follow and it is recommended that you first find several local caches to get some sense of what makes finding a great cache so exciting.

Stamp of Approval Letterboxing is similar to geocaching with a few key differences: Play is not necessarily tracked through a lone online source, the letterbox contains an often handcarved rubber stamp, and compasses, instead of GPS devices, may be used if necessary. Like geocachers, letterboxers hide small weatherproof boxes in publicly accessible places. The logbook inside contains a personalized rubber stamp. When you find it, you stamp your logbook with it and stamp the official logbook with your personal stamp. There are approximately 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America. The origin of letterboxing is commonly attributed to an English national park guide in the 19th century who left a bottle in the wild with his calling card inside. Others were invited to leave theirs, too. In time, users left self addressed envelopes and notes inside, hoping

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Dear Dr. Beth, I am in my 30s and came from a family that I knew was dysfunctional. Apparently, I didn’t know how dysfunctional our family really was. Recently, my younger sister (we are pretty close in age) visited and told me a secret she had been carrying around for over 15 years. She said she was sexually molested by our father when she was between the ages of 10-13. I’m in total shock. I don’t know what to believe or how to react. Please give me some advice. Families exist along a broad range of healthiness and unhealthi-

ness. Some people are fortunate to

come from families where the par-

ents have a healthy (but not neces-

sarily perfect!) relationship and raise

their children with a strong sense of

safety and of their own value as peo-

ple. Some families have more than a

few problems: parents that don’t get

along, personality clashes between

the parents and the kids, depression

in a parent or other issues. These

issues can affect the children’s sense 50 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012


of safety and happiness in the home

this. I also recommend not taking

to quite varying degrees.

any kind of impulsive action toward

Some families are troubled by problems that are quite severe:

your father, such as confronting him or cutting off contact with him, until

alcoholism or drug abuse in a family

you have had time to deal with this

member, domestic violence, physical

yourself emotionally. Anything you

and emotional abuse of the spouse

do should be in consultation with

or children. Sexual abuse is one of

your sister and respectful of her

the most destructive of these severe

wishes. It may be helpful for you to

family problems. It may seem odd,

talk to a counselor who knows about

but sometimes sexual abuse is the “quiet problem”. It can be happening but is not as obvious as violence and alcoholism in the home. This is because of the secretive nature of sexual behavior, the obvious taboo against parent-child sexual contact and the fact that most victims of sexual abuse are threatened by the perpetrator not to tell anyone “or else”. It would not be uncommon for your sister not to realize or start to deal with the fact of having been sexually abused until her early or middle adult years. I see this all the time in my practice. And her realization may have been there long before she felt brave enough to tell you about this. I can understand your extreme shock and not knowing how to respond. Often people doubt whether this could be true of their own parent. However the incidence of false memories or vindictive fabrication of abuse stories is close to zero and I would take your sister at her word. Families deal with the blow of this kind of revelation in lots of different ways, but the most important thing you can do is listen and give emotional support to your sister. You may be the first or only family member to whom she has disclosed LONGMONT TIMES-CALL LONGMONT MAGAZINE

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Dr. Beth, I am a smoker and as you know smoking is more and more unacceptable in our society. Smokers pay extra taxes on cigarettes, ads bombard us with scare tactics, and I am more restricted in the places that I can smoke than ever before. I am also getting a lot of pressure from my husband and kids to quit smoking.

own emotional reactions. The occurrence of sexual abuse in families is real and unfortunately more common than we would like to believe. Both women and men can be abusive and both girls and boys can be victims of abuse. I am glad you wrote in about this topic. My hope is that anyone reading this column who has this problem, whether they are committing sexual abuse of a child or a victim of sexual abuse, will be awakened to the fact that this behavior is completely unacceptable and wrong and that they need not remain silent. There is help available for every family member, whether the one acting out their problems by abusing someone or the victim, spouse, or other members of the family.

Part of me wants to quit and part of me doesn’t. I know it isn’t healthy but I really enjoy it. The few times I have tried to quit it has been horrible and I can’t seem to stay quit. Do I really need to quit? If so, do you have any suggestions? You are certainly correct in everything you have said about the changes in societal attitudes and regulations about smoking. It has indeed become more and more ex-

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continued from page 51 pensive and inconvenient to smoke and much legislation has been enacted to warn people of the dangers of smoking and encourage them to quit. The two primary reasons for this trend seem to be the evidence of the link between smoking and illnesses such as lung cancer and the emotional and health care costs associated with smoking. A second reason is the realization of the impact of second-hand smoke on the health of children and other adults who are exposed to it even though they themselves are non-smokers. While there are still some people who believe that the reasons are bogus and just an excuse for social control of us by the government or the medical profession, most people realize that the science behind these findings is sound. So what does society do about people who continue to smoke? Are the rights of smokers being violated? I’m not in a position to address the issue of smokers’ rights and my personal opinions are not really relevant to your question. What is relevant is this: given the reality of the changes in society, what do you do if you are a smoker and don’t want to quit? Obviously no one can force you to quit, though it sounds as though a part of you wants to quit smoking. If that part of you is stronger than the part that wants to keep smoking, there are a variety of programs, medicines and over-the-counter products that really are quite effective in helping people quit smoking. I also believe there is a lot of value in accessing a support group and working with agencies who have programs proven to be 52 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012


successful in helping smokers quit.

die prematurely of lung cancer, is

You might check with your county

how sad I am that I didn’t have more

health department or local hospital

time in life to share with her. The

wellness program about resources

emotional costs to family members

for helping you quit smoking.

and others who love a smoker are

If you do choose to continue

immeasurable. If you happen to

smoking or are not ready to try to

be one of those smokers who end

quit, I have a few suggestions for

up dying prematurely of a serious

you. Try to realize that the rules

or terminal illness, it is a real loss

developed are to protect others and

both to you and to your family. This

discourage people from starting to

realization alone is often enough to

smoke. They are not personal and

tip the scales for a smoker to decide

they are not specifically aimed at

to quit. I wish you the best in your

you. You can continue to smoke


but you will have to conform to the rules (no smoking in restaurants, hospitals, etc.) because smoking is simply no longer allowed or tolerated in many places. There are still designated areas where you can smoke and while it is inconvenient, it is also the reality of the situation. When you do smoke it is always good to be courteous to the nonsmokers around you. Ex-smokers and even some non-smokers actually

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do have empathy for the inconvenience smokers now have to deal with. Smokers get a bad rap when they are discourteous or angry at people around them. In most cases, the non-smokers around you had no part in setting up the rules. Basically

Dr. Beth Firestein is a licensed psychologist. She has 27 years of therapy experience and has practiced in northern Colorado for more than 16 years.

you have to deal with things as they are. It’s aggravating, but that’s the truth of it. I guess the thing I think about most, having had a mother who was

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mixed with pure exhaustion, isn’t

make a major difference in catching,

time. From excitement to fear, you

the dream you have created for you

treating and moving past it.

have been preparing for the life-

and baby. As women, we expect

changing addition of a new baby

perfection and our standards are

for many, many months. Although

high, so anything but bliss may not

you expect that a baby will change

feel acceptable, granting little room

many things in your life from time

for flexibility in our dream scenario

for yourself, your relationships and


your routines to work-life, you don’t

PPD affects nearly ten to 15 percent of women any time from a month to a year after childbirth, ac-

Although postpartum depres-

expect to feel sad, anxious and

sion (PPD) is not a part of the plan,

emotionally disconnected from your

it can happen, and it does to many


women just like you. Knowing what

Feeling anything but thrilled,

Signs, Symptoms, Triggers And Treatment

cording to News in Health (newsinhealth.gov). Although you may feel absolutely exhausted after giving birth, there are specific signs that

signs and symptoms to look for can

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can help to gauge your emotional

times the emotions can become

has significant effects on a child’s


so overwhelming that feelings of

cognitive, social and emotional

“Women with PPD may feel

hurting yourself or your baby may

development and can effect school

restless, anxious, sad or depressed.

surface. What isn’t normal about

readiness and IQ,” Isaacson says.

They may have feelings of guilt,

this time in your life is not express-

decreased energy and motivation

ing these feelings. It is never OK to

to deal with on your own. And

PPD isn’t something you have

and a sense of worthlessness. They

keep them to yourself because you

likely, it’s not something you can

may also have sleep difficulties and

don’t need to suffer in silence. PPD

overcome without help. Although

undergo unexplained weight loss or

is easily treatable, making it possible

you may feel ashamed of your

gain,” according to News in Health.

to snap back to your old self.

feelings, it’s never your fault. They

Now, some of these feelings

It’s okay to be scared, nervous,

don’t make you a bad mother, and

may be somewhat normal because

excited and much more, but keep-

you haven’t done anything wrong to

having a baby is life altering. The

ing these feelings to yourself for

trigger them.

difference is whether it greatly af-

long will only hurt you, your baby

fects your general emotional state

and those around you. In fact, not

likely to suffer from PPD. Those

and whether it interferes with your

seeking treatment can have negative

who don’t have a strong support

daily living. When the feelings

effects on your baby. If you’re not

system or who are having the baby

persist and perhaps even worsen

connecting to your baby in the ways

as a single mother may have in-

in the days, weeks and months that

you want to, doing nothing to solve

creased chances over those who do

follow, it’s important to know when

the problem may have a life-long

have more outlets for assistance and

to speak up and get help.


emotional support.

Scary though it may be, some-


Some women may be more

“Research has shown that PPD

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a way to make-up for “lost time”

Although there is no way to

Research has shown that PPD has significant effects on a child’s cognitive, social and emotional development and can effect school readiness and IQ.

tell if you will suffer from PPD, the best thing you can do is to express your feelings to your support system as early as you can. Talk to your family, friends and your doctor. Once you express what’s going on with you, people can step in and help with your daily routines and your doctor may need to prescribe you medication to help balance the

chemistry in your brain. And seeking treatment as early as you can is best, Isaacson says. Once you’ve received a diagnosis of PPD, there are many ways

one you trust about what’s really

to seek support and treatment. You

going on.

can join a PPD support group, find

with your baby, don’t get wrapped up in those worries. Instead, focus

on being present by cuddling, loving and playing with your baby now. Although PPD isn’t in your dream scenario, it happens. Taking action as quickly can make a world of difference. And seeking treatment will help you feel able to be the mother you always dreamed you could be.

Doing nothing about your feel-

resources online and in books or

ings is not healthy for you or your

magazines and talk to a therapist,

baby. Seeking treatment is the only

your friends, your partner or some-

resolution. Even though there isn’t


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Nature can take our breath

nately, giving your space a facelift

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can be inexpensive and relatively

to bring your space back to life.

away. From mountains to plains

easy. And using nature as a source

to seas or sky, the world is full of

of inspiration is a great place to

vibrant, rich colors, textures and

start, especially because it’s right

inspiration. With each season, a

outside your window.

change of color palette, patterns and

It’s not necessary to reinvent

textures breathes new life into our

your entire design concept and

environment. Incorporating ele-

style with new furniture, area rugs,

ments inspired by nature into your

artwork and accessories. Of course

interior design makes the transition

you can hire an interior designer

from out to indoor space feel seam-

to rethink your design from top to

less, organic and well, like home.

bottom, but if style experts aren’t in

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the budget, you can use what you

can become outdated, muted in

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continued from page 60 design team with Niwot Interiors, says. For design inspired by the outdoors, Donnell says capturing the essence of nature in your home starts with your color scheme. Keeping a color scheme throughout the home makes it easier to add to and update throughout the years. Although your color scheme in each room can set the tone, your decorative pieces, artwork and pops of color or pizzazz can bring any room to life. “Re-accessorizing can be huge to giving your space a new look,” Donnell says. “You can get tunnelvision with your house, so even simply rearranging your furniture and give your space a fresh and new look.” For some easy ideas, she says you can redo, rotate or rearrange: - Throw pillow covers - Area rugs - Window draperies - Candles - Frames and pictures - Lampshades - Baskets (filled with firewood or throw blankets in fall and winter or grass or flower arrangements for spring and summer)

Decorating for the seasons, by

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and patterns of spring and summer

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pening in Longmont, says.

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and warmer tones, is an accessible

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Owner Janis Holler says the

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People don’t need to have any

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most popular classes at her shop

specific skills or experience with

of the question. Longmont offers a

include basic beading and wire

beading, it’s easy to learn with just

number of shops with instructors

classes where people can learn the

a little inspiration and energy put

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It doesn’t take long for people who take a class to realize they are gaining more than just learning a craft. They are becoming part of a culture of artists who find inspiration in the tiny treasures they string on wire to create unique pieces. “Creating something beautiful really gives people inspiration.”

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Owner Gail Sundberg-Douse has been knitting and crocheting from home from years, while also teaching classes at the Longmont Recreation Center. Finally, with her passion for the craft and her desire to open a community yarn store, everything fell into place this past spring when she started working toward her own shop. In early September, Longmont Yarn opened in a building with original brick, tall ceilings and a community space where new and old crafters join to work on their latest projects, share in conversation or take one of the many classes offered. Sundberg-Douse teaches a

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sessions are the most popular options for people to stop in and create something wonderful, whether it’s a birthday gift for mom or collectible art

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process, which makes Crackpots a

for the grandparents, but the variety of

great place for anyone to get their

classes for both kids and adults give

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chance to paint a piece that matches

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the book. For kids age 10 and older,


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Tamar Hendricks says “Glass

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the tools we have to make creating

fusing is one of the mediums that has

with friends is the perfect setting for

easy, they really get into it.”

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dricks says has been incredibly popular. The monthly class reveals some of the coolest tricks to create impressive works of art. “A handcrafted gift is more special because it is full of love and thoughtfulness, memories and consideration,” Tamar Hendricks says. “It’s not just something you bought on a whim, you’ve actually invested some time in it.”

Finding Your Own Inspiration There are a variety of classes offered by the Bead Lounge, Longmont Yarn and Crackpots that will feed your inspiration for creating a beautifully, handcrafted gift. Check out each of the shops entire class schedules by visiting their websites. BEAD LOUNGE: 320 Main St., Longmont, 303-678-9966, beadlounge.com LONGMONT YARN: 454 Main St. (rear), Longmont, 303-678-8242, longmontyarn.com CRACKPOTS POTTERY STUDIO & MORE: 505 Main St., Longmont, 303-776-2211, ecrackpots.com

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Town and Country Christmas” “The“A Heart Of Christmas” Activities Church: Activities at at Church: • Gift Basket Sale • Christmas Tea and Bake Sale Christmas Tea and Bake Sale •• Sales by Nonprofit Organizations Sales byDoors” Nonprofit •• “Holiday Organizations

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Meals Available on Wheels Center), King Soopers $10 in advance at: (Senior Church Office, Acearea Hardware, Meals on Wheels $15 on tour Available at and the Church orSun at tour (Senior Center), Thedays Orange Door, Loaf Ladle, and Rose homes Café for Available children at under 10 (sold ontour tourhomes days only) $15 on tour$2days the Church or at $2 for children under 10 (sold on tour days only)


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offer a variety of fun and relaxing opportunities

Here’s a glimpse at the parks and some of the features they include. Numbers in parenthesis correspond to map locations.

football field, shelter, barbecue pits, restrooms, playground, volleyball court, basketbll hoops, picnic area and roller hockey court.

Affolter, (1), Holly Avenue and S. Judson Street. 5.3 acres, basketball courts, multi-use field, softball field, tennis courts, restrooms, shelter and playground.

Garden Acres, (9), 2058 Spencer St. 4.1 acres, shelter, playground, picnic area, restrooms, soccer/ football fields, barbecue pit, concession stand and softball fields.

Alta, (2), 10th Avenue and Alta Street. A half-acre, picnic area and playground.

Golden Ponds, (10), 651 Third Ave. 94 acres with 56 acres of water surface, nature area with shelters, restrooms, trails, picnic areas, barbecue pits and fishing.

Athletic Field, (3), 11th Avenue and Kimbark Street. Basketball courts, soccer/football field and picnic area. Carr, (4), 21st Avenue and Gay Street. 8.4 acres, basketball courts, soccer/ football fields, picnic area, barbecue pit, playground, restrooms, shelter, softball field, tennis courts and roller hockey rink. Clark Centennial, (5), 1100 Lashley St. 48.5 acres, baseball field, basketball court, soccer/football field, picnic areas, barbecue pits, playground, restrooms, shelter, four softball fields, tennis courts, volleyball areas, concession stand and roller hockey rink. Recreation center/pool complex includes wading pool, indoor pool and fitness equipment. Collyer, (6), Sixth Avenue and Collyer Street. 5.2 acres, picnic area, barbecue pits, playground, restrooms, shelters, volleyball and tennis courts. Dawson, (7), 1757 Harvard St. 12.9 acres, volleyball court, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelters, barbecue pits and tennis courts. Flanders, (8), 2229 Breakwater Drive. 4.1 acres, fishing, soccer/ 70 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012

Hover Acres, (11), 1361 Charles Drive. 9.2 acres, tennis courts, basketball court, playground, horseshoe pit, volleyball courts, soccer/football fields, picnic area, shelter and barbecue pit. Izaak Walton, (12), 18 S. Sunset St. 21.5 acres, clubhouse, fishing, picnic area, barbecue pit, shelter and restrooms. Jim Hamm Nature Area, (13), 17th Avenue and County Line Road. 23.9 acres, fishing, nature trail, barbecue pit, restrooms and shelter. Kanemoto, (14), Missouri Avenue and South Pratt Parkway. 8.7 acres, ball fields, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelters, soccer/football fields, volleyball courts and wading pool. Kensington, (15), 100 E. Longs Peak Ave. 18.2 acres, fishing, basketball court, picnic area, playgrounds, restrooms, barbecue pits and shelters. Lanyon, (16), 19th Avenue and Collyer Street. 7.7 acres, basketball court, picnic area, barbecue pit, playground, restrooms, shelter and softball fields. .

Left Hand Creek, (17), 1800 Creekside Drive. 10 acres, playground, softball field, basketball hoops, volleyball court, picnic area, barbecue pit, restrooms, shelters, soccer/football fields and roller hockey rink. Loomiller, (18), 11th Avenue and Sumner Street.15.3 acres, fishing, picnic area, barbecue pit, playground, disc golf, restrooms and shelters. McIntosh Lake, (19), located west of Longmont on Colo. Highway 66. 55 acres, fishing, basketball court, picnic area, shelter and restrooms. Pratt, (20), Baylor Drive and Ithaca Court, 4.2 acres, basketball court, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelter, softball field, tennis courts and roller hockey rink. Quail Campus, (21), 310 Quail Road. 8.6 acres, skate park, picnic area, horseshoes, concession stand and recreation center with basketball courts, fitness center, climbing wall and indoor pools. Raber, (22), 24th Avenue and Sunset Street. 3.2 acres, shelter, picnic area and playground. Rogers Grove, (23), 220 Hover St. 10.5 acres, arboretum, outdoor learning center, picnic area, shelter/ interpretive center, outdoor amphitheater, demonstration garden, restrooms and barbecue pit. Roosevelt, (24), 700 Longs Peak Ave. 21.7 acres, shelters, restrooms, barbecue pit, picnic area, playground, horseshoe pit, recreation center, rose garden and splash pool.

Rothrock Dell, (25), 700 E. Fifth Ave. 6.4 acres, basketball court,


picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelter, softball field and roller hockey rink.

Sandstone Ranch, (26), 2929 and 3001 Colo. Highway 119. Community Park, 103 acres, ballfields, soccer/football fields, volleyball court, shelters, restrooms, barbecue pits, picnic areas, playground, concession stands, 24,000 squarefoot skate park with in-ground concrete bowls and street course. District Park, 180 acres, 1880’s historic home and visitors center, scenic overlook of the Front Range, 0.7 mile trail with connection to St. Vrain Greenway, open space and wildlife area, cultural history and natural resource programs, tours and special events. Due to wildlife no dogs are allowed in the District Park. Spangler, (27), 200 Mountain View Ave. 5.1 acres, picnic area, playground, restrooms, barbecue pits and shelter.

Sunset, (28), Longs Peak Avenue and Sunset Street. 7 acres, nine-hole golf course, picnic area,barbecue pits, playground, shelter, outdoor swimming pool and concession stand. Thompson, (29), Fourth Avenue and Bross Street. 5.4 acres, picnic area, barbecue pits, playground, restrooms and shelter. Valley, (30), 28 Troxell Ave. 2.5 acres, basketball courts, barbecue pit, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, playground and shelter. Willow Farm, (31), 901 S. Fordham St. 9.4 acres, basketball court, picnic area, barbecue pits, restrooms, playground, roller hockey, softball field, multi-use field and shelters. WWW.TIMESCALL.COM

Local Greenways

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Greenways in the Longmont area provide a recreational opportunity for residents, as well as add to the environmental surroundings. Dry Creek Greenway is in the St.Vrain center, through Willow Farm Park and the Meadow View subdivision to Silver Creek High School.

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Lefthand Greenway runs from Kanemoto Park south to Pike Road and west to Hover Street. Longmont Supply Greenway begins south of 17th Avenue at Cambridge Drive and runs south to Hover Acres Park. Oligarchy Greenway runs from Airport Road to Hover Street, a section through Garden Acres Park, and from Mountain View Avenue to Rothrock Dell Park. Rough and Ready Greenway runs from Colo. Highway 66 to Ninth Avenue along the Rough and Ready Ditch east of the Ute Creek Golf Course. St. Vrain Greenway runs from Golden Ponds to Main Street to Left Hand Creek.

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Spring Gulch No. 2 Greenway runs from Colo. Highway 66 to Pace Street and from 17th Avenue to about Mountain View Avenue.

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For more information about greenways and to read about future expansion, visit www.ci.longmont.co.us and click on recreation.

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PARKS WITH DOG PARKS Blue Skies Park, (1), 1520 Mountain Drive. 11.4 acres, basketball court, volleyball court, skate park, shelters, restrooms, picnic area, playground, barbecue pit and off leash dog exercise area. Dog Park I, (2), 21st Avenue and Francis Street. 2.5 acres, off leash dog exercise area, picnic area and shelter. Dog Park II, (3), Airport and St.Vrain roads. 2.5 acres, off leash dog exercise area, picnic area and shelter. Rough and Ready, (4), 21st Avenue and Alpine Street. 9.8 acres, skate park, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, bocce ball and horseshoe courts, multi-use play field, off-leash dog exercise area, playgrounds, restrooms, shelters, picnic area and barbecue pit. Stephen Day Park, (5), 1340 Deerwood Drive. 15 acres, skate park and BMX / mountain bike area, basketball court, sand volleyball court, multi-use play field, off-leash dog exercise area, water spray fountain for children to play in, playground, restrooms, shelters, picnic area and barbecue pits.


Union Reservoir, (6), 461 Weld County Road 26. 736-acre lake, fishing, camping, picnic area, restrooms, shelter, volleyball, 24 barbecue pits, playground, horseshoes, wakeless boating, wind surfing and swimming beach. Dog beach for off leash and play and swim. Entry fee. Call 303-772-1265.


For more information, call 303-651-8446, or visit www. ci. longmont. co.us/parks/park_list/overview/index.html.



Take in a round of golf Bella Rosa Golf Course 5830 Weld County Road 20, Frederick 303-678-2940 9 holes, public Coal Creek Golf Course 585 W. Dillon Road, Louisville 303-666-7888 18 holes, public

Indian Peaks Golf Course 2300 Indian Peaks Trail, Lafayette 303-666-4706 18 holes, public Lake Valley Golf Club 4400 Lake Valley Drive, Longmont 303-444-2114 18 holes, private

Fox Hill Country Club 1400 E. Colo. Highway 119, Longmont 303-772-1061 18 holes, private Haystack Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range 5877 Niwot Road, Niwot 303-530-1400 9 holes, public

Saddleback Golf Club 8631 Frontier St., Firestone 303-833-5000 18 holes, public

Twin Peaks Golf Course 1200 Cornell Drive, Longmont 303-651-8401 18 holes, public

Sunset Golf Course 1900 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont 303-651-8466 9 holes, public

Ute Creek Golf Course 2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont 303-774-4342 18 holes, public

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