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CONTENTS

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8 | RECREATION

40 | LIFESTYLE

59 | HOME FRONT

Gear up for a game of paintball.

Recycled trash turns into a wine bottle treasure for local woman.

Five items to accomplish at home.

Afternoon tea reflects an age-old tradition.

42 | HOME FRONT

Dealing with toddlers going through the terribles 2s.

16 | LIFESTYLE

44 | PETS

Cheese is a fun and tasty treat, and great for entertaining.

Provide proper care for pets in the winter.

22 | DINING

47 | FOOD

Enjoy fresh and original recipes from Capers Italian Bistro.

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53 | GARDENING

Artist Don Faast puts paintbrush to the can for Oskar Blues.

Don’t forget about your yard this winter.

28 | OUTDOORS

54 | RECREATION

Gear up for winter bicycling with all the right equipment.

Ice Pavilion is ready for a season of sliding across the ice.

32 | HOT TIPS

58 | OUTLOOK

Six yoga moves help reduce stress.

A look at the Longmont Emergency Unit, a police volunteer and the upcoming Kindness for Kids program.

12 | LIFESTYLE

34 | COMMUNITY Longmont Symphony Orchestra gives back to the community.

62 | FAMILY

Make a memo board in a day.

64 | FASHION Choose a hairstyle that fits your face.

65 | ABOUT TOWN 70 | HEALTH Prepare yourself for the flu season with all the proper remedies.

73 | HOT TIPS Tips for buying a digital camera or video recorder.

76 | RECREATION Local parks, greenways and golf courses add to life in Longmont.

83 | EVENTS 96 | FUN FOR ALL

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s a little girl, there were many things I took part in, including ballet lessons and piano recitals. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to dress up in a bright pink tutu and spin across a stage on my tip toes. And although piano lessons meant hours teetering across the ivory keys, there was something magical about preparing a piece to perform at recital time. But what most little girls also love during their childhood is the opportunity to get all dolled up and take part in an afternoon tea party. As a child, tea parties started with my sister and I pulling out all of the dress clothes. Fancy dresses, which were usually our mother’s old bridesmaids dresses, provided the perfect start to our wardrobe makeover. Satin belts and strings of pearls accessorized our ensemble, and strappy high heels clacked across the dining room floor as we made our way to the makeup room. Mom had set aside our own makeover bag, with which we could make our cheeks rosy and lips bright red, while adding a dash of color to our eyelids. Once we were dressed for the party and topped off with a fancy hat, we had to set up our small table for four. Dolls and furry animals filled the seats, complete in their own hats and attire. A tea set graced the table with sugar cubes in one bowl and milk in the other, adding the perfect compliment to our hot tea. Tasty snacks ranging from peanut butter crackers to petite peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were piled high on a tray. It was easy for my sister and me to talk to each other and enter a land of imagination where my big brown bear with its neatly tied yellow ribbon around its neck would share adventurous tales. Although the idea of afternoon tea actually began in England, there is no doubt that little girls believe the story begins around their small bedroom tea table with a sister, sometimes mommy and a sea of imaginary friends. Today, tea time is not as common as centuries past, when guests filled their afternoon “sinking feeling” with requested tea and cakes that would tide them over until dinner. In this magazine, you’ll read all about afternoon teas and how they got started. But more importantly, you’ll read about how they still happen right here in Longmont. There are those afternoon tea parties that bring out the little girls in all of us. And while we may not always dress the part, a tea party brings us together for conversation among friends. Kristi Ritter Specialty Publications Editor

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OUTDOORS

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Dust and dirt covered barricades and bunkers surround a beat-up helicopter with a damaged metal frame and a worn-down school bus. But what looks like a war zone is actually the recreational paintball field at Blitz Paintball in Dacono. Continued on 9

Letting participants know that he has been hit, a young man walks to the end of the field to be reinstated into the game. Above: Dodging paintballs and running for cover, participants at Blitz Paintball enjoy a day out.

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Paintball is becoming a popular pastime for many people. “They don’t realize how much fun it is,” says Chaz Washburn, assistant manager at Blitz, of many first-time paintballers. During the winter months though, some people shy away from paintball fields, like Blitz, which is open throughout the winter. Despite the cooler temperatures, many people enjoy playing in the winter snow because there are less people and the snow makes it more realistic. However, before heading out for a game, get the proper gear. It is advised to wear loose-fitting clothing like old baggy jeans, a sweatshirt or long-sleeved T-shirt to minimize the number of bruises and welts from the paintballs. “Having any skin contact tends to be really painful,” Washburn says. For first-time players, the sting of the paintball might not be as bad as the dent in their wallet if they decide to purchase their own equipment. The marker, also called a paintball gun, is one of the most expensive up-front purchases. Lower end models go for about $100, but higher end models can go for several hundred dollars. Overall, the most expensive part of paintball is constantly buying the paint, which is biodegradable and washes off of skin, clothing and hair.

A pile of used paintballs line the course. Above: Participants patiently wait for their turn on the field.

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Referee David "Ginger" Cox gives instruction to participants. The referee helps provide safety, as well as give out game scenarios for participants to follow. Right: Participants dodge paintballs.

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To protect against major injuries, the most important thing for any paintballer is a facemask. At Blitz, any player caught not wearing a facemask will be kicked off the playing fields for at least 24 hours. “The mask safety is for their own protection,” Washburn says. Safety basics, including wearing a facemask at all times are covered in a mandatory safety course at Blitz. All players must take the 15-minute course once a year. Blitz has several different fields, including a large recreational field and smaller fields used for tournament play. The recreational field is covered in used paintball shells and wooden bunkers. Washburn says many people prefer playing in the recreational field because it feels more like a combat scenario, with an old helicopter in one corner littered with paintball damage. The three tournament-style fields have blue and red inflatable bunkers. Some people like these fields because they are divided into two sides that mirror each other. Once players cross the center line, they know exactly what the playing field looks like. On Sundays, teams can practice for the tournaments that Blitz hosts once a month. The teams are made up of three or five people who must sign up in advance to compete. Most games at Blitz only last for 10 minutes, but for many first-time paintballers, even the short games can be exhausting. “People don’t expect how much exercise there is going through it,” Washburn says. Check it Out For more information about Blitz Paintball and to reserve a time for your next battle, visit www.blitzpaintball.net.

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A Tea Tradition he term “afternoon tea” conjures up images of upper class women in petticoats and fancy hats daintily sipping tea, while gossiping among friends. While these images represent the beginning of tea as we know it, the idea of having tea today is about slowing down and enjoying life with family and friends. “Tea is peaceful, relaxing and soothing,” says Cee Dolenc, innkeeper at the Thompson House Inn and Tea Room in Longmont. “It offers a little respite from the hectic in today’s world.” The tradition of tea infusion was accidental and originated in China more than 5,000 years ago. According to legend, servants to the Emperor of China Shen Nung were boiling water to drink when dried leaves from a nearby bush fell into the water making a brown, pleasantsmelling liquid. The Emperor, a scientist in his own right, decided to taste the drink and found it extremely refreshing, therefore creating tea as a drink. Tea consumption spread throughout China, eventually making its way to Japan and Europe. But it was in England, where the idea of afternoon tea similar to what people enjoy today, began. This elegant ritual is credited to Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford. As was customary during the late 1700s and early 1800s, the British would eat a large breakfast, sometimes a tiny lunch and a substantial dinner around 8 p.m. The Duchess described a

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“sinking feeling” during the afternoon, and began to request tea and cakes in her room to tide her over. Soon, she began inviting friends to share the ritual with her and it quickly became a fashionable, treasured custom. The menu for these fashionable gatherings included small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, assorted sweets and, of course, tea. While the idea of having tea centered around the aristocrats, it eventually spread to the middle and lower classes. At this time there became two distinct forms of tea: high and low tea. Low tea was served in the low part of the afternoon in aristocratic homes and featured tidbits, and emphasized presentation and conversation. On the other hand, high tea was the high or main meal of the day for the middle and lower classes. It consisted of a full dinner and was often made up of items such as roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and tea. Today, tea-goers can have tea served at any time of the day they desire. And as far as the treats it is served with, it depends on what culture or tradition one is having tea in, says Sara Martinelli, owner of the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. Most tea-goers are most familiar with the English tradition of afternoon tea, where tea is accompanied by small delicately flavored sandwiches, savory tidbits and tiny cakes. Martinelli points out that in China tea is often served Continued on 14 Winter 2009

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m10/30/2009yTCkkritter Three generations enjoy tea time at Thompson House Inn and Tea Room. From left, Suzi Nicholas with her granddaughters Lucie, 4, and Marin Dolenc, 18 months, and daughter Kristy Dolenc.

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with nuts or small dim sum and in Japan tea is sipped with small candies made from a type of bean paste. Tea also stays true to its roots as a social drink. Dolenc says she often hears from customers that some of their best memories were made in her tea room, whether it was an intimate meeting for two over tea, or a large group of women celebrating a birthday or engagement among family and friends. “It’s a tradition along with the comforts of tea,” Dolenc says. “It can be a lasting memory. Just coming together is a very civilized thing to do.” As the cold weather approaches, not only does the warmth of tea become more appealing, but it also offers immunity boasters. Martinelli says traditional teas like Camellia sinensis and other botanical herbs can strengthen the immune system. “Traditional tea has been shown to have a multitude of health benefits, including increased antioxidants,” she says. So whether it is a bridal shower, an afternoon with long time friends and family or “just because” take a leap back into time, dress up, relax and pamper yourself with an afternoon of good conversation and tea. Check it Out For more information on the Thompson House Inn and Tea Room, visit www.thompsonhouseinn.com, or the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, visit www.boulderteahouse.com.

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hile not all cheese comes as an individual plastic-wrapped single, there is something about the taste of cheese that makes people come back for more. But besides the yellow and white flat cheese found in major grocery stores, there is a world of artisan and farmstead cheeses that open your palette to new tastes and experiences. In the cheese world, artisan means handmade and farmstead means the milk and cheese come from the same farm. But what some people may not realize is there is more to cheese than cow’s milk, including goat, sheep and buffalo milk cheeses that provide a creamy, yet unique flavor for discriminating tastes. Here in Longmont, people can take a world tour at Cheese Importers. One step into their walk-in cheese cooler winds you through tastes of Europe and farmsteads of America. Fresh mozzarellas from Italy pair nicely with fresh fruits, dried figs and dates, while Raclette cheese from Switzerland offers a pungent, soft, creamy variety with an intense flavor. For those who like a hard,

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aged cheese, a goat Gouda from Colorado gives a crunchy, grainy texture with an intense flavor. And for a firm cheese, try a Manchego from Spain, which is a sheep milk cheese that adds a sharp, dense taste when served over pasta or by itself. “It’s such an artistic expression to work and serve cheese. I describe it as simple, but beautiful,” says Clara White, owner of Cheese Importers with her brother, Samm. Clara and Samm are the children of Lyman and Linda White, who started the business in 1976 in the old Cunner’s Canery on Third Avenue. With their prior experience working in the natural food industry, they discovered people’s appreciation for specialty foods. And while cheese was more than 90 percent processed during those days, the Whites had a vision for hand selecting and delivering natural and imported cheese to shops, cafes and co-ops along the Front Range. They also set out to promote local cheese makers, including Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy in Longmont and MouCo Cheese Company in Fort Collins. Continued on 19 Winter 2009

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Boulder County’s Cheese Maker

Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy In 1989, Jim Schott left his job as an educator, moved his wife, Arlene, and youngest daughter, Katherine, to a farm in Niwot where he herded sheep, ran a dairy and made cheese. Not only did they like goat cheese, but they loved the animals. As plans were getting off the ground, Arlene died of ovarian cancer. Their oldest daughter, Gretchen, left her job and joined her dad as a business partner. By 1992, Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy made its first batch of fresh chevre. Gretchen used her sales experience to put Haystack’s cheese in stores and restaurants throughout the Front Range. They offered tours of the farm, providing education about the goats and the cheese-making process. The business continued to grow, and in 2004 they modified a building on Colorado Avenue in Longmont for cheese production. However, by the fall of 2008, the Niwot goat farm was in need of new equipment and an expansion to keep up with production. The farm closed, and Haystack turned to local dairies for milk. Chuck Hellmer, acting president and general manager, says the business continues to grow and will be looking at expansion in the coming years. They are also looking to partner with local goat farms to again offer tours to keep Schott’s idea of education going. As for the process of making goat cheese, Hellmer says, “We’re at the mercy of the milk. During our high production months of June through August, we’re filled to capacity.” Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy makes two main types of cheese: lactic, which is fresh, and rannet, which is aged. It makes three raw milk cheeses and a variety of fresh cheeses – from plain and flavored Chevre logs to soft-ripened bloomy rind cheeses. But what is it about goat cheese that is different? Although the process is the same, Hellmer says goat cheese is more complex, with a citrusy taste, not as much fat, and it’s usually more bold and flavorful than cow or sheep milk cheese.

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Top, going clockwise: Maria Lopez prepares logs of fresh chevre for packaging. Wendy Freund loads raw milk curds into molds with a synthetic mesh, which will help drain excess liquid (whey), which will then be pressed and dried, before heading to the aging cooler. Haystack chevre cheese. Heidi Lewis neatly wraps aged Haystack Peak cheese.

Check it Out Purchase Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy cheese at 1121 Colorado Ave. in Longmont. www.haystackgoatcheese.com.

Goat cheese is a healthier version because it has less fat and better fats, making it easier for digestion in many people. Haystack’s goat cheese is also natural, with no additives or growth hormones used. Haystack is always inventing new recipes, such as its new 2009 tastes:

Chili Jack – green chilies mixed into aged goat milk cheese – and Camembert – a combination of lactic and rennet cheeses that forms like a gel. It’s also created two new log cheeses: Dill and Garlic log and Green Chili log. Haystack also continues to win awards from the American Cheese Society, this year sweeping two first-place awards for its Haystack Peak and Feta, and two third-place awards for the Dill and Garlic log, and Red Cloud.

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While the wholesale business started slow, it wasn’t long before customers found out about its quality products and asked for a retail store. By the late 1980s, Cheese Importers moved to its current location on Pratt Parkway, where it continued to sell to more than 400 of Colorado’s Front Range restaurants, grocers, co-ops and buying clubs. The new location also allowed for its retail business to thrive, offering other specialty foods and products such as oils, spices, olives, nuts, housewares, linens and gift baskets. Today, specialty foods, especially cheese, are not just an ingredient on a recipe card. People like to savor the taste and experience that cheese brings to them. “It’s an appreciation of a great food,” Clara says. “We all really enjoy pleasure in our lives, and taking the time to enjoy such things allows you to slow down and savor the moment.” The progression of enjoying cheese, wine and specialty foods has migrated for centuries from Europe, where it is a part of everyday life. The desire to enjoy different foods and tastes is people’s wish for satisfying experiences in life. A perfect complement, the flavors of cheese and wine combine beautifully. However, it’s not something just for a Check it Out Go online to www.longmontmagazine.com for an audio slide show from Cheese Importers. Also stop by Cheese Importers at 33 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont, call 303-772-9599 or visit www.cheese importers.com. Be sure to watch next spring for Cheese Importers’ second location to open at Plaza Lafayette, one block east of Colo. Highway 287 on South Boulder Road.

special occasion. “There is nothing wrong by enjoying it at any time,” says Clara, adding that people will soon learn where the cheese comes from, how it’s made, the story behind it and what impacts various flavor. But knowing which cheese is right can be a little daunting in a cooler with more than 500 cheeses. Experts at Cheese Importers love to give people tips on finding the perfect cheese for their tastes. And while some of the experimenting will have to be left to the taste test, “you can almost never go wrong with cheese,” Clara says. Once people find their tastes and perfect cheese and wine combinations, the entertaining is endless and taste buds can be dazzled and senses delighted.

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Sunday brunch hours 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. • Local and organic ingredients • Weekly changing menu • A sophisticated, yet casual dining atmosphere is present • Wines are hand selected Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday through Friday 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Dinner: Monday through Saturday 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. Sunday Brunch: 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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m10/30/2009yTCkkritter Capers Italian Bistro and Tap offers a relaxing, upscale atmosphere for dining. Previous page: Capers’ mussels provencal are Prince Edward Island Mussels sauteed in garlic lemon butter with shallots, roma tomatoes and white wine finished with fresh oregano and basil on pasta.

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hen Kevin Metivier, owner and chef at Capers Italian Bistro and Tap in Longmont, decided to open the Saturday after Christmas in 2008, he had a plan in mind. “We wanted to be ready when they arrived.” That “after the holiday lull” readiness helped Capers enjoy a better winter and spring reception than expected with some guests coming the same night, every week. Some even walked in saying they could smell the garlic.

Caper’s crabcakes are made with lump crap meat, tossed with seasonal vegetables, baked and then finished with a mustard cream sauce.

Diners can expect fresh herbs and spices, sauces made-to-order and nightly specials, something Metivier says separates Capers from the chain restaurants. Some of the menu’s best sellers are the calzones, mussels provencal, stuffed mushrooms and spaghetti, as well as homemade marinara and meatballs over spaghetti. Being in a neighborhood community has also helped Capers’ take-out options, especially in the summertime when Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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customers can walk over, pick up a pizza and walk home. Customers can also enjoy two specials per night – one seafood and one beef or lamb, created by Metivier. Learning to cook at age 13, Metivier has 30 plus years experience in and out of the kitchen. “I’ve never really had a recipe that I’ve followed in cooking,” he says. “I’ve just created on what I’ve learned from others, in the sense of a typical, classic dish like Veal Marsala and add a little spin to it.” Capers is a family-owned and operated restaurant with Kevin’s brother, Roger, the general manager, and Kevin’s daughter as a part-time hostess. Whether it’s date night or family night, Capers can fit the occasion. “You can get out of here for 8 bucks or you can spend the night and really make an evening of it,” Metivier says. ”It’s an upscale menu in a moderate setting.” The main dining room features three large ceiling fans, grand archways, a wine display and cozy booths in the center aisle. For a more intimate dining experience, customers can reserve the Vintage Room, which seats 35 to 40 people, for special occasions and parties or the Chef’s Table – a small round table just off the kitchen that seats eight people. Music lovers also have a place with live jazz being featured Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, in the bar and lounge area. Check it Out For more information about Capers Italian Bistro and Tap, visit www.caperslongmont.com.

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Praha Restaurant & Bar 7521 Ute Highway Longmont 303-702-1180 www.Praha Restaurant.com Style: New American Cuisine with European Flair Reservations Recommended Price Range: $8.95 to $37

Czech Us Out! Owner and Executive Chef Monica was educated at the Salzburg Hotel School in Austria and trained with renown Chefs in Vienna, Krems, and Retz. Today, Monica uses her training and artistic talent to combine old recipes with new flavors and ingredients to give her guests a truly outstanding culinary experience. Monica’s sister and managing partner, Judy, has created a new Bistro Menu, which starts at $8.95 and offers some great dishes. The new wine list offers excellent wines for reasonable prices. And, bi monthly chef specials offer variety. As the Praha begins its 32nd year of existence, they thank their valued customers.

New American Cuisine with European Flair Czech us out! Dinner served Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - close

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Czech Us Out! 7521 Ute Highway, Longmont, 303-702-1180 Menu Highlights Appetizers Organic Toohey Farm Arugula Salad .......................$8.95

Three Cheese Polenta with Smoked Chicken and Mushrooms ....................................................$19.95

Served with an orange muskat hazelnut dressing, Toohey tomatoes and shaved parmesan.

Vegetarian Entree Sauteed Gnocchi ..................................................$19.95

Praha Mix and Match ...........................................$13.95 Order either a full order or two mix two of: • Mushroom caps stuffed with a shrimp and crabmeat filling topped with fresh asiago cheese broiled and served with a delicate fresh basil sauce. • Escargot, tender snails served with our own delightful fresh herb garlic butter and topped with puff pastry. • Oysters Rockefeller on the half shell filled with a creamy spinach and cheese stuffing.

Chef M’s Duck Wings ............................................$9.95 Duck wings served with a warm zesty cranberry sauce.

Soup & Salads Soup du Jour ........................................with entree $4.95 House salad with house dressing ........ with entree $4.25 Spring Mix Salad.......................................with entree $5 With Gorgonzola crumbles served with craisins, candied walnuts, red onions and Chef M’s own orange muskat vinaigrette, made with handcrafted hazelnut oil from the Loire Valley.

Mixed Greens ...........................................with entree $5 With Kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomato and red onions. Served with house dressing.

Bistro Specials Kaz Spaetzle ............................................................$8.95 Spaetzle sauteed with onions, bacon, mushrooms and parmesan cheese. (May be ordered without bacon.)

Chois de maison ...................................................$16.95 Succulent boneless porkchop marinated in Dijon mustard, and caraway seed sauteed and served with potato Lyonnaise and red cabbage.

Praha Angus Beef Burger ........................................$9.95 Beef patty topped with prosciutto and gorgonzola cheese. Served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, garnish and fries.

Schnitzel Strips .......................................................$8.95 Pork scnitzel strips served with honey mustard and fries.

Grilled Chicken Breast .........................................$13.50 Topped with asparagus, ham and cheese. Served with spaetzle and vegetables.

Wild Pacific Salmon..............................................$18.99 Pan-seared salmon topped with herb marinade, served with Tuscan orzo and fresh vegetables.

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Served with a creamy mushroom basil sauce.

Traditional Entrees San Francisco Delight ...........................................$22.99 Succulent chicken breast stuffed with baby shrimp and crabmeat wrapped in puff pastry and served with a fresh basil sauce and seasonal vegetables.

Martini Filet Mignon ............................................$24.95 Petite beef tenderloin marinated in a Vodka Martini with fresh ginger, basil and garlic. Served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes Lyonnaise.

Roast Duck Czech Style .......................................$27.50 Young duckling roasted to a golden brown. Served with Czech bread and dumplings and sweet sour cabbage.

Svickova .....................................................................$24 Sauerbraten Czech style. Choice beef steeped in a savory marinade for several days then roasted to fork tenderness and served with Czech dumplings and a sweet sour wine sauce.

Rahmschnitzel ....................................veal $28, pork $22 Thinly sliced veal or pork sauteed and topped with fresh mushrooms and a delicate Noilly Prat sauce. Served with spaetzel and seasonal vegetables.

Weinerschnitzel ..................................veal $26, $22 pork A Viennese favorite. Tender breaded cutlet of veal or pork. Served golden brown with potatoes Lyonnaise and medley of seasonal vegetables.

Pepper Steak “Galleria” .........................................$29.95 A tender choice of beef tenderloin broiled to your taste, topped with a delicate creamy green peppercorn cognac sauce. Served with potatoes Lyonnaise and seasonal vegetables.

Grinzinger Heurige Platte .....................................$29.95 Combination of smoked pork chop with bratwurst and knackwurst. Served with homestyle sauerkraut and potatoes Lyonnaise.

Praha Haus Special ....................................................$37 This gourmet plate includes our Roast Duck, Rahmschnitzel and Wiernerschnitzel. Served with sweet sour red cabbage, seasonal vegetables, Czech dumplings and potatoes Lyonnaise.

Hungarian Pork Gulasch .......................................$11.75 Traditional dish served with spaetzle.

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SPOTLIGHT

Artist Don Faast painted the Oskar Blues beer can at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids in Longmont. (Richard M. Hackett)

Painting the Blues Artist takes work to new height

Graphic Artist Don Faast loves paint and what it can do. His paintbrush recently made its stroke in Longmont when he turned the well-known silo on the corner of Ken Pratt Boulevard and Hover Street into an Oskar Blues beer can. The finished product definitely makes a statement and showcases Faast’s meticulous work to anyone entering Longmont. – SUMMER STAIR

Q: Do you always do big art? A: Painting the silo was unusual. Most of my 45-year career has been painting fluorescent window signs that are promotional or murals. The silo was a 40-foot mural, and the first silo I’ve ever had to do.

Q: What did you think when you were offered the chance to paint a silo into a beer can? A: The first thing I thought was, “Not an easy task.” But I was up for the challenge. I’m a dying breed, not many people can do old-fashioned hand-painted signs anymore and I knew I could do this. What made it hard was that it is round, has rough siding and is cut into 10-by-15 inch tiles because of the grout and metal rings. It had to be perfect and was a meticulously rendered type of sign and it was very methodical. I’m a born artist – painting has been in me since birth and I loved doing it. It was a lot of fun.

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A: The job I enjoyed the most was painting a double-sided billboard in Durango. It was during the summertime, the weather was perfect, it was next to the railroad, I loved the nostalgic design of the art I was painting, the sound of the train and the people were great. Everything was just perfect. It was like being in a painting.

Q: Besides art what else do you like to do? A: I am a fine artist and do acrylic paintings. My style is abstract expressionism. I am very impulsive and do them in one or two days. Fine art is my passion. I love paint and color and what it does. When I look through my eyes, I see paintings.

Q: Tell me what the best part of your job is? A: Painting. The paint itself. Just dragging the paint across the surface.

Q: What is your favorite part about your finished Oskar Blues beer can? A: The fact that it does what Dale, the owner of Oskar Blues, wants. It’s impossible to ignore. What I like is you can’t miss it and that’s what Dale wanted. What I did on the silo is for him entirely. Winter 2009

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eing physically fit, protecting the environment and saving money go hand-in-hand as some begin to leave the car at home and break out the bike for daily commutes. But with Colorado’s temperamental weather, winter cycling can be a formidable challenge. As the weather gets colder, it is possible for cyclists to keep biking throughout the winter, with only a few adjustments to fair-weather cycling routines. “Being properly clothed is definitely the most important part of being comfortable in the winter,” says Rob Love, owner of Blue Sky Cycles in Longmont. “It is all about layering.” The base layer for any foul-weather cyclist should keep moisture away from the body, like something made from fast-wicking fabric. Unlike cotton or other fabrics that hold onto moisture, a fast-wicking fabric helps keep winter cyclists dry. The second layer should provide some insulation to keep riders warm as temperatures drop. If the temperatures increase during the day, the second layer can be taken off to keep riders from over-

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heating. A windproof shell for an outer layer helps protect against winter weather, like high winds or snow. No matter the temperature, it is important to pay attention to your bicycle. Love, whose shop hand selects the merchandise to ensure it all works well in the Colorado weather, says there are usually warning signs before something breaks and goes wrong. “Things don’t just spontaneously explode.” It is important to remember to take the proper precautions before heading out in the winter because the weather will take a larger toll on the bicycle itself. “The main thing you want to do is winterize your drive chain,” Love says. Using a thicker lubricant can keep a drive chain running smoothly throughout the winter. Also, changing the cable housings in the fall and spring keeps a bicycle in peak condition. The most vulnerable parts of a bike during any season are the tires and tubes, so it is important to keep them in good condition. Tires and tubes generally need the most repair

throughout the year. Before heading out on a winter ride, make sure to have the right tires and tubes for your bike and for the terrain. “Changing a flat in the cold is a real bummer,” Love says. To stay safe, cyclists should be wary of road conditions in the winter. Longer shadows and black ice, combined with clogged bike paths often force cyclists to ride closer to traffic. When riding closer to traffic, cyclists should be extra careful to make sure motorists can see them. During the winter, cyclists are less common and motorists are not always looking out for them. Increasing visibility is imperative for winter riders. Using clear hand signals, making eye contact with motorists, using lights during the day or even wearing an outer layer with reflective piping will help cyclists be more visible during the winter.

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Arugula Bar e Ristorante 2785 Iris Ave. Boulder 303-443-5100 arugularistorante.com Style: Northern Italian Reservations: Accepted Price Range: Lunch, $11 to $16 Dinner, $15 to $22 Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner Delivery: No Inspired by the simple elegance of its namesake ingredient, Arugula Bar e Ristorante offers an exquisite, uncomplicated and natural Italian dining experience. Recently opened in 2009, the renovated space is a balance of modern and traditional creating a warm environment which translates directly to the menu. Using Italy’s varied cuisines as inspiration, Chef/Proprietor Alec Schuler creates dishes true to the Italian classics, yet modern. Extensive daily specials focus on seasonal, local ingredients and Monterey Bay Aquarium approved seafood.

Take Out: Yes Child Menu: Yes Catering: Negotiable Patio: Yes Hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Mon-Thurs 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Sunday Closed

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2785 Iris Ave., Boulder • 303-443-5100 Dinner Menu Highlights (plus offering extensive daily specials) Appetizers & Soup Gorgonzola Hazel Dell Mushrooms ............................ $8 Calamari Steak Scampi ............................................... $8 Lightly floured calamari steak sauteed with garlic, lemon, butter and Pinot Grigio.

House Made Vin Santo Pate ....................................... $7 Tuscan-style chicken liver pate finished with Vin Santo wine.

Seared Polenta and Lamb ......................................... $10 Tri-colored pepper and pecorino polenta topped with braised Colorado Lamb and vegetable root.

Tomato - Fennel Bisque .............................................. $5 Salads House Salad ................................................................ $5 Mixed field greens with balsamic vinaigrette and marinated roma tomatoes.

Arugula Salad.............................................................. $9 Lemon and olive dressed with caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes and shaved pecorino.

Fennel Salad ............................................................... $9

Lemon & Garlic Shrimp Orecchiette........................ $18 Extra virgin olive oil poached shrimp with garlic, lemon zest, capers and oven-dried tomatoes.

Squash & Chicken Risotto........................................ $17 Carnaroli rice risotto with roasted chicken, local winter squash, fresh sage, sweet peas, Grana Padano cheese and a hint of nutmeg.

Orechiette Bison Bolognese ...................................... $17 Classic sauce using Bison meat and a little pork topped with shaved Grana Padano.

Sausage & Goat Cheese Penne ................................ $17 Italian Sausage, caramelized onions, diced tomato with fresh sage and goat cheese.

Main Courses (includes one side)

Vegetarian or Vegan Platter ........................................$19 You’ll get the best of everything the Chef has and it changes every day!

Grilled Rainbow Trout ............................................. $19

Shaved fennel dressed with lemon and olive oil with ornage segments, mint, pine nuts and Grana Padano.

Grilled white Idaho trout fillets with house preserved lemon, sun-dried tomato and caper white wine sauce.

Endive Salad ............................................................... $8

Balsamic & Strawberry Seared Scallops .................... $22

Belgian endive tossed with sherry vinaigrette with walnuts, gorgonzola and fresh herbs.

Cheese & Cured Meat Cheeses: Grana Padano, Locatelli Pecorino, Val D’Aosta Fontina, Taleggio and Gorgonzola Dolce, Manchego ...... ................................................. $3 one, $8 three, $15 six Your choice of cheese accompanied with nuts and fruit.

Meats: Prosciutto Di Parma, Recla Speck, Friuli Sweet Sopressata, Dry Cured Hot Coppa and Bernina Bresaola ...................$4 one, $11 three, $17 five Your choice of meat accompanied with arugula and pickled vegetable.

Pasta/Gnocchi/Risotto (half portions available) Squash & Apple Penne ............................................. $16 Local winter squash, apple, walnuts, honey, fresh rosemary and Fontina cheese.

Pear & Gorgonzola Gnocchi...................................... $15 House made gnocchi with caramelized pear, hazelnuts, parsley, gorgonzola and a touch of cream.

Vodka Shrimp Gnocchi ............................................. $19 House made gnocchi in pink tomato sauce with fresh herbs, sweet peppers, crushed red pepper and wild seared shrimp. Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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Seared sea scallops with a balsamic reduction pan sauce and strawberry risotto (does not include a side).

Garlic Roasted Bone-in Chicken Breast ................... $18 “Petaluma” bone-in breast with whole garlic cloves and fresh rosemary.

“Long Family Farm” Pork Tenderloin ........................ $20 Black pepper rubbed local pork tenderloin grilled whole with apple, oregano and grappa sauce.

Colorado Lamb Sirloin.............................................. $21 Lamb sirloin pieces stewed in Chianti with mirepoix vegetables, aromatic herbs and spices.

All Natural Hanger Steak.......................................... $19 Grilled Hanger steak with a Marsala shallot sauce and topped with Gorgonzola Dolce.

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Yoga Moves to Reduce Stress

Check it Out Interested in learning more? • White Stone Yoga and Wellness, 442 Main St., Longmont, 303-884-4873 • Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont, 303-776-0370 • Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road, Longmont, 303-474-9000

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BY DAELENA TINNIN

Stress is everywhere; at home, work, even spare time is bogged down with a worry of things to come. What if relief was only a matter of minutes away? Ashley Grace, owner and founder of White Stone Yoga and Wellness in Longmont, talked about the benefits of yoga for de-stressing and outlined six easy yoga moves that allow the body to de-stress and relax in minutes. Many refer to yoga as a noun, however, yoga is a sanskrit verb that means to yoke or bind together; to unite. “Yoga is really a lifestyle; a body mind and spirit practice of life,” Grace says. The asanas or poses are meant for uniting with one’s true, highest self. Yoga has roots in India several thousand years old and although yoga itself is not religious, it does have a relationship with Hinduism and Buddhism. Although the popular forms of yoga are workout based, yogis, practitioners of yoga, originally started doing the poses to help them with meditation. “The original intention was to quiet the mind,” Grace says. “It’s about finding yourself, not changing yourself.” Remember to make yourself feel safe. Turn on some calming music, if needed, keep breathing deeply and don’t lock the knees. Also, the following moves work in a sequence, so feel free to try them in order. These moves are really about quality, not quantity. Do these moves until you feel you have surrendered to that pose. If you don’t have a lot of time, do five slow breathes for each pose. If you have more time, try 10 slow breathes for each pose and 10 minutes in the Savasana.

• Solar Yoga, 645 Tenacity Drive, Longmont, 303-485-0490 • “Essential Yoga” by Olivia H.Miller and Nicole Kaufman, 2004 • “Meditations from the Mat” by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison, 2002 • “365 Yoga” by Julie Rappaport, 2004 • “Yoga for Stress Relief: A Simple and Unique Three-Month Program for De-Stressing and Stress Prevention” by Swami Shivapremanada, 1998

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1. Adho Mukha Svanasana or Modified Downward Facing Dog

3. Uttanasana or Forward Fold From the Tadasana, fold your body down, take the head lower than the heart and let your arms fall to the ground. If that’s uncomfortable, fold your arms and rock gently from side to side.

Step 3 to 4 feet away from the wall. Place the feet a little wider than hip width apart and keep the knees soft. Lean forward, put your palms on the wall shoulder length apart and keep the fingers spread wide. Take your head down between your arms, push into the wall and tilt the tail bone up toward the ceiling like a dog stretching.

Come to an upright stand with your back to the wall. Place the feet hip width apart, keep the toes straight and the knees soft. Pull the low muscles of the abdomen in and, if you need to, shake the stress out of your hands for more relaxation and close your eyes.

4. Bhaktasana or Devotional Pose

5. Apanasana or Double Wind Reliever

6. Savasana or Corpse Pose

From the Uttanasana, gently come down to an all-fours position on the ground, hands and knees position, and place the big toes together and knees out wide to what feels comfortable as you bring the bottom toward the heels. Then rest your forehead down on the floor with arms overstretched, palms down and fingers spread wide. For more comfort, support your forehead with hands or arms.

From the Bhaktasana, come down to your back and pull the knees into your belly.

From the Apanasana, place a pillow or a blanket under your knees and lie flat with your hands at your hips. Keep the elbows wide and the big toes together, then let the feet go limp, relax the legs and release your arms with palms facing upward.

2. Tadasana or Mountain Pose

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Longmont Symphony Orchestra gives back to the community through music and time Notes on a page are more than ink aligned in a melodic order. While one instrument may play the notes in the same manner as the next, there is an emotion and passion that comes from those notes when they come to life. Through a conductor’s vision for the music, the notes turn into more than just a melody. Instead, they tell a story all their own.

Under the direction of Dr. Robert Olson, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra rehearses at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium. There are 65 members to the symphony, mostly volunteers who give their time to play music and give back to the community.

Longmont Symphony Orchestra conductor Dr. Robert Olson believes it is his job to bring the music to life, giving it character and passion. In the 27 years of his leadership of LSO, Olson says, the performance level has been consistently high among the players, allowing them to perform major repertoire that is often reserved for professional orchestras and present quality guest artists that are internationally renowned. Beginning as a small group of amateur musicians looking for opportunities to play music, LSO has come a long way in its 43 years of existence. In April 1966, the group

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performed its first concert and began a tradition. Today, there are close to 65 musicians who play with the orchestra. While the principle players (like main flute or violin players) are paid a small honorarium, most of the musicians are volunteers who give their time and talent for the opportunity to play. Every Monday night from August through May, these musicians join in Skyline High School’s band room for practice. When performance weeks come around, there are three rehearsals on stage, getting them ready. Kay Lloyd, LSO’s executive director and a flute player for the past 19 years, says the orchestra is community-based with a love for music and connection to the human spirit. But more than anything, they are committed to giving back to the communities in which they live. Through many outreach programs, the Continued on 36 Winter 2009

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Dr. Robert Olson, Conductor Q: How did you got started with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra? A: I was on the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder as a music director of the opera program and really wanted an orchestral position in a situation I could help grow. Jobs don’t grow on trees, and when I saw the notice of an opening with the LSO, I immediately sent my materials. I’m now in my 27th year.

Q: What are the challenges as director of this orchestra? A: Probably the main issue is to regularly inspire the volunteer players to achieve something where the whole exceeds the level of the individual parts. Second, it is the conductor’s job to decide how to bring a piece of music “to life” and how to give character to the ink on the page. And finally, finding the right balance in programming between satisfying the audience and inspiring the players. It is not the same criteria.

Q: What are the rewards? A: Amazing. I am very fortunate in that I get to conduct four different orchestras during the year on all levels. 1. Professional: the Kansas City Symphony. 2. Semi-Professional: Mahlerfest Orchestra. 3. Very High Student Level at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City. 4. Volunteer: Longmont Symphony Orchestra. Oddly enough, I believe I get the most satisfying reward from the LSO. The musical experience is not just how many notes we play in tune, or correctly, but is the sum total of the human experience that goes into making the music. I know the dedication these people have to making music – it is their passion. And this passion brings something special to a performance that is often times missing in orchestra where the skill level may be higher. 36

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orchestra strives to foster and promote the appreciation and understanding of symphonic music through school district and community-based programs. The Adopt a School Program allows small orchestra ensembles to visit more than 17 elementary schools where students embrace the opportunity to see the instruments up close, learn how they are played and ask questions. In February, fifth-grade students fill Vance Brand Civic Auditorium for the 5th Grade Concert which allows these students the chance to begin an appreciation for orchestra music. One student is chosen through a drawing to conduct the orchestra, and other students get to sit among the players for an up close perspective. Among the other Check it Out programs which For more information about Longmont Symphony, the orchestra is their concert schedule, Young Artist Competition, tickets and more, visit www.longmontsymphony.org involved is the Young Artist Competition in January, which is open to elementary- through high school-age students. They get to prepare a piece of music and then perform and receive constructive criticism from judges. Mentors in Music is designed for middle and high school music students to receive instruction and guidance from LSO members. And the Ray Parnaby Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a deserving high school student who is pursuing a college music degree. Members of the Longmont Youth Symphony collaborate with the LSO for a January concert, while other outreach programs provide senior concerts at local senior facilities and young artist camps. LSO offers a free community concert on July 4 in Longmont at Thompson Park as a way to celebrate the nation and provide music for all. The Ticket Outreach program offers free tickets for regular season concerts and the Nutcracker dress rehearsal to students and families who would otherwise not be able to attend due to financial considerations. “It’s our goal to give back to the community through our programs,” Lloyd says. With an ongoing goal to inspire, entertain and give back, LSO is enriching lives through the music it plays and the programs in which it lends a hand. Winter 2009

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Funding for the Longmont Symphony Orchestra As a nonprofit organization, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra does a number of things to provide funding for the programs and concerts they provide. While ticket prices for the concerts cover only a small amount, other money is garnered through several grants LSO receives, one of which is the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District grant, part of sales tax from Boulder County. Other funding is done through private donations and fundraisers. With a goal to do a quarterly fundraiser, LSO offers the

Super Conductor contest, mail fund drives, wine-and-cheese events, and providing volunteers for the Oktoberfest (in which LSO receives a percentage of the sales) and corporate sponsors. The Longmont Symphony Guild began in 1968 to help raise funds for the symphony. Colleen Brolin, president for the past three years, says there are currently 22 women in the guild, and most of their husbands also lend a hand. The guild has three major fundraisers that have brought in about $10,000 annually since 2000 for the symphony. The annual Garden Tour takes place each June and features a rotating collection of gardens of Longmont residents. The attention to these living gardens and the preparation work by the homeowners show dedication to and support for the symphony. The other fundraisers include the Nutcracker Ballet Cookie Sale during the performances in December and the Pops Concert Dessert Social before the May concert. For Brolin, being a part of the Symphony Guild is a rewarding experience. “It’s wonderful to meet people and the symphony patrons. And we get to know the musicians.”

Check it Out The Longmont Symphony Guild is always looking for new members. For more information, visit www.longmontsymphony.org and click on LSO Guild.

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LIFESTYLE

De Vine Reycling Artist turns wine bottles from trash to treasure BY KRISTI RITTER

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There is one word Kate Claiborne stresses in her home, and that’s recycle. Originally from California, where recycling is a huge part of daily life, this family recycles everything from bottles to paper to leftover fabrics. And for those items that have a new purpose in life, Claiborne is the first to experiment with crafty creations that make everything old new again. While she has experimented with a number of treasures throughout the years, her crafting days started when her boys were young and would wander throughout the neighborhood finding pinecones and thistles for her to make into wreaths and ornaments. Her daughter lent her crafty imagination, and together the two created many recycled crafts, from patchwork quilts to handmade jewelry. Her most recent idea glows from the inside with a recycled wine bottle filled with small twinkle lights and adorned with a vine of ivy to complete her De Vine Lights creation. After sharing a bottle of wine with a friend, Claiborne was the first to admire the beauty of the label on the colored glass. After a few experiments with the perfect sized drill, she was successful at drilling a hole to feed the lights through so they could shine from the inside. After a twist of ivy and perhaps even a sprig of grapes, her idea was complete. “It’s my way of turning trash into treasure,” she says. “For me, there is a lot of joy to see that piece of glass not being thrown out.” The search is always on for a lonely wine bottle in need of a transformation. Even friends have opened their eyes, seeking out these recycled beauties to send off to Claiborne to reinvent. Through her crafts, Claiborne has not only taught her children the importance of recycling, but feels she’s done her part to reinvent things that would otherwise be trash.

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HOME FRONT

Project In A Day

Memo Board Every household can get a bit crazy at times, so here’s a perfect way to leave notes for family members, start a grocery list, look for the car keys and share some photos. This is an easy project to complete in a day with all the materials on hand.

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Materials: • Frame of any size you need for your space. You’ll need a back to it, but no glass. (I used a 22-by-29 inch frame) • Roll or a piece of cork deep enough to allow stick pins to stay. (I used two layers of rolled cork, 27 by 10.75 inches) • Can of chalkboard paint (I bought black, but other colors are available) • 1/4-yard material of any design (I used tan linen) • 1/4-yard quilt batting (for behind the fabric) • 1 roll of ribbon in any color • 3 to 4 hooks for use to hang keys and chalk • Thumb tacks • Chalk • Hot glue gun or tacky glue • Small piece of twine to hold chalk • Piece of cardboard large enough to wrap your fabric around for the photo display

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1. Start by removing the glass from your frame if it came with any. Measure out your spaces on the board for each of the defined tasks: photo display, cork board and chalkboard. Take the frame back outside and lay it on plastic to apply the chalkboard paint. Apply several layers of the chalkboard paint until you get the desired surface. (I applied four layers). Let it dry about an hour. 2. Place the frame back in the frame and secure the back. Measure your cork to the space defined. Use glue to adhere it to the board. 3. Measure cardboard to the photo display on top. Measure quilt batting to be slightly larger, about 1/4 inch on each side. Measure fabric about 1 inch wider on each side than cardboard to allow space for wrapping it around the back to adhere. Lay the fabric first, then batting, then cardboard. Begin on one side and put glue along the cardboard edge and tack down the fabric and batting. 4. Plan a design with your ribbon, measuring out between the lines to keep it uniform. (I did 6 inches between). Start at one side and tack ribbon to back of cardboard, wrap around to the front and tack at the opposite side. Continue until all ribbons have been placed. 5. Glue the photo display to the board, making sure to tack the edges carefully, as well as the interior. 6. Screw hooks into board at desired locations. (I found it useful to drill tiny holes first and then screw in the hooks). 7. Attach chalk to twine and hook. Add photos, memos, notes and more. Approximate price of supplies (on sale): $50

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As we ready our homes and cars for the cold weather, we must remember to pay special attention to our pets.

The extreme weather changes in Colorado can sometimes pose a problem for Fido, so it is important to be ready at all times. Below are some tips from Dr. Chris Schwarz, a veterinarian at Community Pet Hospital in Firestone, on how to best winterize pets.

Shelter • If you have an outdoor animal, it is important to have a dog house that is well

insulated and offers protection from the wind. The dog house should be placed up off the ground so it remains dry and away from the snow and ice. Schwarz recommends placing hay bales around the outside of the house to help keep it insulated. • It is also important to provide your animal with a dry, warm place to sleep. This can be anything from straw to a blanket, but check it every couple of days to make sure it Continued on 45

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is dry and not moldy. • Refrain from using electrical blankets and heaters due to chewing and never leave your animal in clothing unattended. • Be aware of small animals, such as cats, hiding in your engine during cold weather. Schwarz says to bang on your hood and let your car warm up to warn animals who might have found warmth near your engine.

Nutrition • Outdoor animals do often need more food during the winter because they are burning more energy to stay warm. Schwarz says it is a fine line on how much food an animal needs and it should be closely monitored. If you are unsure, check the guidelines on the bag of food or call your veterinarian. • An animal’s water intake also increases during cold weather so it is important to keep it fresh and to make sure it doesn’t freeze.

First Aid • The snow and ice can also cause problems for Fido’s paws, so it is important to keep hazards at bay. Schwarz recommends keeping metal edging covered and sharp ice cleaned up so accidental cuts don’t happen. • Moisture, salt and de-icers can also be

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harsh on animals paws by drying them out and possibly causing cracking. To help prevent this Schwarz recommends rinsing your dogs paws once inside. If the cracking becomes severe, apply Vaseline or a lanoline-based lotion to their pads. This will offer some relief, although if used too much it could soften their pads too much. • If indoor animals are taken outside, try having them wear booties for extra protection. • While frostbite is not a common problem in the area, it is not unheard of. Always be on the lookout for red swollen spots on the tip of the tail, ears, feet, nose and other sensitive areas. If the initial redness and swelling does not go down it will eventually become hard and blacken. It is important to promptly seek a veterinarian’s help if you suspect frostbite to prevent any permanent damage. • Antifreeze can also be a concern in the winter. Both cats and dogs are attracted to antifreeze because of its sweet taste. Schwarz says it is important to clean up any spills, because a single lick can be fatal to an animal as it causes crystals to form in their kidneys. Signs that your cat or dog

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may have antifreeze in their system including acting drunk, wobbly, tired and lethargic. These symptoms only last for about one hour, so it is important to monitor your animal at all times. If you suspect antifreeze poisoning contact a veterinarian immediately.

Grooming • Colorado is notorious for its dry, cold weather and that is why it is important to keep up on your pets’ grooming needs. During the winter, Schwarz says to help prevent dry, itchy skin by not bathing your animal as often to keep natural oils prevalent. • Brush your animals regularly to spread oils throughout the coat and keep matts down. You can also give your animal fish oil capsules, but always check with your doctor for proper dosing. While these tips will help your pet during the winter it is also important to keep in mind that small and short-haired animals should not be outside-only animals in Colorado during the winter. Schwarz says to prepare your animal for drastic weather changes by slowly acclimating them to lower temperatures. If an animal does not have time to prepare for cold weather, hypothermia can become a problem. For a good, healthy winter, “Keep your animals warm and dry,” Schwarz says.

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veryone has a secret. Mine: I love cookies so much sometimes I think I could spend the whole day eating just them.

And apparently I’m not the only one. It is estimated that 7 billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten annually in America and more than half of the cookies baked in homes are these. I bring up the consumption of chocolate chips cookies, because they are by far the most consumed, branding them the favorite among crowds. These Gods among cookies were invented some time in the 1930s at a bed and breakfast, called the Toll House Inn, by breaking up chocolate bars and putting them into cookie batter. Yes, these would be the Toll House cookies we all love. While there is nothing better than baking chocolate chip cookies in a warm oven on a chilly day, what really makes it special is sharing the finished product with those you love. And if chocolate chips cookies aren’t your favorite, the best thing about cookies is there is one for every taste bud. The following recipes offer a variety of cookies – traditional, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and organic – to choose from. I hope you find one you like. As for me, I sampled each one and enjoyed them all. The best part though was sitting down with my family, a glass of milk and enjoying them with a little conversation.

Paul Litman

– SUMMER STAIR

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/2 pound butter 2 cups white sugar 2 cups brown sugar 6 eggs 1 /2 tablespoon vanilla 1 /2 tablespoon corn syrup 3 cups peanut butter 4 teaspoons baking soda 9 cups oatmeal

Mix together moist ingredients in a large bowl. Then mix dry ingredients in a huge bowl. Pour the moist ingredients over the dry and mix well. Spoon by the spoonful on greased baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pine Nut Cookies (Pinoli)

Organic Cosmic Cookies Courtesy Wellsphere 11/8 cups quick oats 1 cup spelt flour 1 /2 cup sunflower seeds 3 /8 cup pumpkin seeds 1 /4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened 1 /8 cup flax seed 1 /2 cup granulated unbleached cane sugar 1 /2 tablespoon cinnamon 11/8 teaspoons sea salt 7 /8 cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips 5 /8 cup raisins 1 /8 cup water 1 /8 cup blackstrap molasses 3 /8 cup canola oil 1 /2 cup soy milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two to three baking trays with parchment paper. Combine dry ingredients from oats to raisins. Combine wet ingredients from water to soy milk. Stir dry and wet ingredients together until just combined. Portion cookie dough using 1/3 measuring cup and place on baking tray. Gently flatten cookies. Bake for 24 minutes or until lightly browned.

Courtesy “The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook� by Mary Capone 1 /2 cup pine nuts, ground into meal 1 cup almond meal 1 /3 cup tapioca flour 1 /2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 cup sugar 1 /4 cup unsalted butter, ghee or butter alternative 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon lemon zest 4 large egg whites 1 /2 cup pine nuts, whole

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. To make the nut mixture, add ground pine nuts and almond meal to a food processor and pulse to a coarse meal consistency, about 1 minute. Add dry ingredients: tapioca flour, xanthan gum

and sugar. Pulse to mix. Add butter: pulse to combine. Add almond extract and lemon zest, and mix to a paste-like consistency. Set aside. In a large non-metal bowl, whip egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold nut mixture into egg whites, stirring only until ingredients are combined. Fold in the whole pine nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove dough from refrigerator. With two teaspoons or slightly moist hands, form 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.

Sugarless Cookies

1 cup flour 1 /2 cup chopped nuts 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 /4 teaspoon salt 1 /4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 /4 teaspoon nutmeg

Courtesy Eleanor Mehlhoff 1 /2 cup chopped dates 1 /2 cup prunes 1 /2 cup raisins

Diced. Cook in 1 cup water for five minutes. Add one stick butter. Set aside to cool. 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix with fruit mixture. Drop by spoonfuls. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Cookies Courtesy Jolinda Hackett, About.com 3 /4 cup sugar 3 /4 cup brown sugar 3 /4 cup margarine (use a Vegan margarine, such as Earth Balance or PURE) 3 /4 cup soy yogurt 11/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 /4 teaspoon baking soda 3 /4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon zest 21/2 cups flour 3 /4 cup poppy seeds

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the sugar, brown sugar and margarine until smooth and creamy. Add the soy yogurt and vanilla mix well. Add the remaining ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes, or until done. 48

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Don’t forget your landscape this winter Winter is not the time to forget about your landscape. Here are some tips.

Lawns • Keep your lawn healthy by removing fallen leaves. Small amounts of leaves can be ground up by a lawnmower with mulching attachment and left on the lawn where CAROL O’MEARA Colorado State they return trace University Extension nutrients to the soil, feeding earthworms and other soil citizens. • While temperatures are frigid, turfgrass blades are frozen and should not be walked upon. Frozen turf will die from this, so try to avoid walking on your lawn until after temps rise above 45 degrees.

Gardens • Mulch perennial beds. Leaves or bark chips protect plants from thawing and

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freezing in winter. Cover the soil with a 4 to 6 inch layer of mulch to keep temperatures consistently cool. • Mulch roses, especially the hybrid teas and grandifloras, by covering the graft point (near the base of the rose) to a depth of 8 inches with leaves, compost or wood chips. • Empty planter pots, wash and turn them upside down in a protected location. Pots left out accumulate water that forces its way into hairline crevices, where freezing and thawing causes the ceramic to crack and glazing to flake. • If walks are salted for ice, shovel the lower layer of snow onto the street or other hardscape areas to avoid throwing salt on the plants. The upper layer of snow can and should be shoveled onto the garden or lawn for melting.

Trees and Shrubs • Early in November, wrap thin barked trees with tree wrap to protect them from sunscald. Wrap from the ground upward, overlapping each layer over the lower

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one by one-quarter-of-an-inch until you reach the lowest branch. Use tape to hold the wrap in place. • Water is critical for woody plants in the winter, keeping them cold hardy, as well as preventing dieback of branches and roots. Water them once every four weeks if we’ve been dry. • Protect your plants from voles. These small, mouse-like creatures strip bark from roots and trunks, girdling or killing the plant. Grasses or ground covers planted to the base of trees hides voles, so remove it and leave the area exposed or mulch it with wood chips. In extreme cases, try keeping the voles out by surrounding trees or shrubs with stout, one-quarter inch wire hardware cloth. This should be buried 6 inches below the surface and stand at least 18 inches tall. • In late February, check trees for Oystershell scale, a flat insect that attaches to trunks and branches to suck the sap from the tree. If you spot them, apply dormant oil to suffocate them when temperatures are warm – 45 to 50 degrees.

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RECREATION

The 2008-09 season at the Longmont Ice Pavilion was a huge success, with more than 21,000 skaters for open skating, lessons and clinics.

Embracing the Ice Ice Pavilion provides fun for all ages, opportunity to learn BY KRISTI RITTER PHOTOS BY SHERRI O’HARA

Strap on some ice skates, wrap that scarf around your neck and a take a spin at the Longmont Ice Pavilion at Roosevelt Park. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, ice skating is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. On any given winter day, there is a range of people gliding across the ice at the Pavilion. Near the edge, young children steady themselves on tiny skates, while keeping an eye out for their parents nearby. Older children and adults make circles around the rink, throwing in the occasional jump to wow any onlookers. The ice rink, which became a city of Longmont facility four years ago, has grown in popularity in recent years as more people have discovered its appeal and opportunity for recreation and socializing. The Brandt family lives only a few blocks from Roosevelt Park and loves skating several times a week, whether it’s an open skate for the family or hockey and figure skating lessons.

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“This is a great local activity for our family,” says Heather Brandt. “And it’s in a park setting, where even if you aren’t skating, you still have other opportunities to enjoy.” Brandt says her family started with hockey years ago when her older children took part in inline roller hockey leagues. When the ice skating rink opened six years ago, it was the perfect segway for them to make their way onto the ice. While her son has played in the hockey league since the rink’s opening, her daughter has learned to figure skate. Even her husband utilizes the drop-in hockey league. For Brandt, remaining active in the rink organization has been important. She’s a member of the Citizens Helping Ice in Longmont (CHIL) group, which is active in helping to run the rink to alleviate financial burden from the city. Last year, the rink had more than 21,000 skaters lining up to take the ice – more than double of previous years. And while the expenses of getting Continued on 55 Winter 2009

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everything off the ground have piled up, the residents of Longmont have remained supportive, and Brandt believes this year the rink will turn a profit. Sue Jacobson, recreation center supervisor for the city, says the rink has been a great addition to the community. “Every year we enhance the programs that have been popular or asked for. The Learn to Skate program has been by far the most requested,” she says. The Learn to Skate program offers a number of classes for different ages, so even little tikes can learn to sit and stand on skates and move up in the classes to become a more advanced skater. Adults can also benefit from classes to feel more confident on the ice. Jacobson says the rink has also added a hockey skills clinic this year for children ages 8 to 17. It’ll be a great opportunity for skaters to improve their skills and get ready for competition. Brandt says the programs have been great to offer instruction. “I think having an edge on mastering or knowing a sport well is a huge confidence builder for these kids,” she says. The rink provides a great social opportunity for kids and adults alike, and an experience that not many communities have. “It’s a great asset to Longmont,” she says.

Strap on some skates and take a spin

Admission and Fees

Ice is being made and the Longmont Ice Pavilion is set to open for the season on Nov. 14. The rink will offer public skating seven days a week, as well as drop-in hockey games, lessons for children and adults, clinics and USA Hockey programs. It’s a great place for people to learn skating skills with hands-on instructors. For a complete list of days, times and activities, visit www.ci.longmont.co.us and type in ice pavilion. Skate rentals are available, but people can also bring their own and even have them sharpened. And if you’re in the mood for a party, reserve the rink for a private skate party for family and friends.

• Children (2 and younger): free • Children (2 to 5): $4.50, $5.50 • Youth (6 to 17): $5, $6 • Adults (18 to 54): $5.50, $6.50 • Senior (55 and older): $5, $6 • Skate rental: $3 • Skate sharpening: $6

Stop by the Ice Pavilion at 725 Eighth Ave. in Longmont or call 303-774-4777.

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BY KRISTI RITTER There is a team of volunteers in the Longmont community that not only helps with traffic situations and crowd control, but is also trained to assist with rescue and recovery, extrication, dive rescue, rope rescue and medical standbys. It is the team’s desire to serve, perform and act through courage and commitment. These volunteers are members of the Longmont Emergency Unit, a volunteer, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1957. Today, 35 volunteers annually dedicate about 10,000 hours in service to Longmont and the surrounding areas. “Volunteers are the backbone to our organization,” says Shawna Watts, LEU chief and volunteer. “It’s our way of giving back to the community.”

Cindy Kidwell hangs cards on a gift tree at Twin Peaks Mall in 2008. The gift trees are one way in which people can help the needy during the holidays, in addition to donating to the Kindness for Kids toy drive, which is a revamped version of the holiday basket program. Residents can sign up for the program and then go to the Boulder County Fairgrounds on Dec. 19 to choose a toy for their child. For more information, visit www.christmasofkindness.com.

Carletta Humphrey: Citizen Volunteer Patrol Longmont resident Carletta Humphrey has always enjoyed being a part of her native community. In 2007, she decided to lend a hand and Carletta Humphrey enrolled in the Citizen Police Academy, which is a 12-week program designed to promote and enhance citizen understanding and awareness of the Longmont Police Department. She immediately learned about the volunteer program and the commitment asked of attendees to sign up for two years as a citizen volunteer patrol. After graduation from the Citizen Police Academy, she went on to complete six weeks of training for the citizen volunteer patrol, where she learned what to patrol for, how to act and how to best represent the Longmont Police Department. 58

Volunteer Your Time Find out how to volunteer at www.ci.longmont.co.us/ police/volunteer/index.htm

“As a volunteer, we are the eyes and ears of the police department,” she says, noting that the volunteers do many things in the community, such as helping with traffic and community events, patrolling high-graffiti areas, interacting with the public and helping to ensure public safety. Humphrey also helps in shuttling police cars from the department to get repairs or service, as well as helping in community-outreach efforts, such as cleanups, special events and neighborhood awareness. With a great deal of respect for the Longmont Police Department, Humphrey says, “I think it’s a great opportunity for anyone to get to know the police officers, understand what they do and be a part of a solution.” – KRISTI RITTER

But there is a lot of technical training that is involved, and even more dedication. Volunteers receive continuing medical education training monthly for emergency medical technicians. Then, like clockwork, these volunteers spend Monday nights training for events that they may someday have to assist with. The Longmont Emergency Unit is contacted for their services through local fire and police departments, as well as individuals requiring their services. LEU also gives back to the local schools by providing medical prep courses, demonstrations and videos, and bringing their trucks for kids to view. As a nonprofit, LEU finds funding through grants, private contracts, fundraising, charges and donations. It has ongoing contracts with the city and county to help cover expenses. LEU is the only organization of its kind in the area, and while it is expensive to maintain such an organization through the work and the training, it’s the aspects of changing lives and helping others that drive these volunteers to help. Terry Bierwiler, board of directors member for LEU, says the mission of the organization is to serve and give back to the community. For Watts, the feeling of knowing she has helped is payment enough. “It’s that sense of accomplishment, involvement and fulfillment.” LEU is always looking for more volunteers. Members don’t have to be specifically trained in any one area, as current volunteers are a mix of all individuals. To learn more and find a volunteer application, visit www.leu-rescue.org.

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Items to Accomplish at Home this Winter

1. Get Organized Winter is a great time to get organized, so take advantage of the time indoors and go room by room to get your house in order. Although it can be a challenge to stay focused, keep your mind focused and you’ll accomplish your goal. When you’re organizing, don’t forget to purge what you can. If you haven’t used it in at least a year, you usually don’t need it. Choose colored bins and files to sort important papers or items that can easily be lost in the shuffle.

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2. Give a Room a New Look

3. Deep Cleaning When the weather was warm, it was hard to stay indoors and do all the cleaning you’ve had your eye on. While the surface was clean, you neglected those hidden areas, like plant ledges up high, ceiling fans and under the bed. Depending on how much you have to clean, you might need to take care of this chore throughout a few days. Don’t bite off more than you can chew though – it’s OK if you split it into several weekends.

4. A Wardrobe Makeover There comes a time when you decide that some items in your wardrobe just don’t make the cut any longer, whether they look a little worn, don’t fit quite right anymore or simply don’t meet this season’s fashion styles. Winter is a great time to go through the closet and get rid of those items, shoes, coats and accessories and donate to a local charity. In Longmont, the Winter Warmth Coat Drive continues through Nov. 30. You can donate gently used coats, mittens and hats. Many local businesses offer drop-off locations. The OUR Center also accepts clothing donations at its location at 50 E. Rogers Road. For more information, call 303-772-7773.

5. Try New Recipes Now is the time to condense all your favorite recipes from different books into your own collection. It’s no doubt that throughout the years you’ve gathered recipes from friends, magazines and books. Keep those treasured recipes that have become family favorites. Get a large three-ring binder with blank sheets of paper. Use this to organize your recipes by category and paste the clippings onto the paper. In the end, you get a unique collection all your own and some great recipes to mix up on a cold, winter day. – KRISTI RITTER Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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Longmont’s T.G.I. Friday’s has been serving up great food and a fun atmosphere just like the original T.G.I Friday’s, which started in 1965. T.G.I. Friday’s is proud to still serve the original and famous Long Island Iced Tea and Loaded Potato Skins. The local flavor of the restaurant continuously offers dining and bar specials during happy hour from 3 p.m. to close. The personality of the wait staff, outstanding hospitality and top-notch kitchen staff will have you returning for the party-like atmosphere that is fun, lively and engaging. You will be saying, “Thank God It’s Friday!” every day.

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Menu Highlights Appetizers Jack Championship Slider Sampler ........................$9.79

strips of crispy bacon and smoky provolone cheese on a toasted bun.

Four tender all-beef patties covered with shredded cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and new Jack Championship BBQ sauce.

Teriyaki Bacon Burger ............................................. $8.59

Loaded Potato Skins ...............................................$7.99 Loaded with cheddar cheese and crisp bacon. Served with sour cream and green onions.

Crispy Green Bean Fries.........................................$6.39 Jack Daniel’s Grill Jack Daniel’s Chicken ...........................................$12.89 Two juicy chicken breasts served with vegetables and mashed potatoes.

Jack Daniel’s Ribs & Shrimp .................................$19.49 Our full rack of Cajun-spiced baby back pork ribs is fire-grilled and basted with our Jack Daniel’s glaze. Then we add a handful of our butterflied shrimp, battered and fried until crisp and served with fries.

Jack Daniel’s Flat Iron............................................$12.29 Aged and hand-cut especially for Friday’s, half a pound of one of the most flavorful, popular steaks around, expertly seasoned and fire-grilled to your order. Then basted and served with our Jack Daniel’s glaze and creamy mashed potatoes.

Steakhouse Selects New York Strip ......................................................$16.49 To your order, we expertly season and fire-grill 12-oz. of USDA Choice steak.

Classic Sirloin .......................................................$14.69 Sirloin is justifiably America’s favorite steak. A generous 10-oz. cut, expertly seasoned and fire-grilled just the way you like it.

Seafood & Ribs Friday’s Shrimp ..................................................... $11.19 A dozen, tail-on, battered and butterflied shrimp, deep-fried until they’re golden brown and crispy. Then we serve them on top of fries with our tangy cocktail sauce.

Fish & Chips .......................................................... $9.29 Honey Pecan Salmon ............................................ $12.39 We top a fire-grilled, cedar smoke-seasoned 7-oz. salmon fillet with pecan honey butter, then add a spoonful of glazed pecans and serve it with savory rice and vegetables. A savory and sweet medley of mouth-watering flavors and textures.

Baby Back Ribs ..................................................... $16.89 Burgers Jack Daniel’s Burger ................................................ $8.89 Basted with Jack Daniel’s glaze and stacked with two

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A juicy burger basted with sweet soy teriyaki glaze and topped with five spice bacon, melted cheddar, grilled pineapple, fresh lettuce, crisp noodles and peanut sauce.

Turkey Burger ......................................................... $7.79 We fire-grill a generous, well-seasoned ground turkey patty and serve with all the classic garnishes.

Sandwiches The Ultimate Sicilian Chicken Sandwich ............... $7.39 Talk about big flavor! This layered sandwich is stacked high with a juicy chicken breast, pepperoni, ham and melted provolone served open-faced with fresh lettuce, bruschetta mix, shaved Parmesan and a drizzle of house vinaigrette. Thai Chicken Wrap .......................................................... $8.49 Grilled chicken, shredded lettuce and cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, peanuts and cilantro with pickled carrots and onions topped with Honey Lime Cilantro dressing and peanut sauce. Served with a side of peanut sauce.

California Club ....................................................... $7.39 Pasta Bruschetta Chicken Pasta ..................................... $11.89 We toss angel hair pasta with fresh bruschetta marinara and top with juicy strips of fire-grilled, marinated chicken breast. Drizzled with our balsamic glaze and Parmesan cheese.

Gourmet Mac n’ Five Cheese ................................. $6.99 Rich, creamy custard topped with caramelized sugar.

Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Pasta ............................ $12.89 Our creamy, alfredo sauce bathes al dente fettuccine pasta ribbons. All topped off with juicy chicken and shrimp – sauteed with red bell peppers in our special Cajun butter – finished with Parmesan shavings.

Salads Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad .............................. $10.19 A crunchy pecan-crusted chicken breast comes warm and sliced over crispy shredded Romaine lettuce in a balsamic vinaigrette. Garnished with Mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, glazed pecans, celery and Bleu cheese.

Mediterranean Salad with Chicken ........................ $9.09 Shanghai Salad ....................................................... $8.69 A fresh blend of shredded lettuce and cabbage with red peppers, celery, green onions, cilantro and peanuts tossed in a zesty Asian ginger dressing then topped with crunchy noodles and crispy pork pot stickers.

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Dealing with

Terrible 2s ... and 3s BY SUMMER STAIR

Jump on the Internet and google “toddlers.” You will quickly see the phrases temper tantrums, dealing with the terrible 2s or the threatening 3s pop up among the search results. In fact, one site claims, “Whoever termed the phrase ’terrible 2s’ gave their child up before they turned 3.” It’s unfortunate that 2- and 3-year-old children have received such a bad reputation, but anyone who has spent a day with a toddler will likely admit the words often hold some truth. Overall, living with a toddler can be a lot of fun. Your days are often filled with love, laughter and imagination, but it doesn’t take long for a wonderful afternoon to turn to a difficult one. But why are toddlers so hard to control? Dr. Jan Hittelman, a licensed psychologist for Boulder Psychological Services, says this point in a child’s life is a time of profound neurological and developmental growth. In addition to language acquisition, this is a time of significant emotional, social and physical development. “At this time toddlers are trying to assert their independence and may challenge authority,” he says. “While it can be frustrating for par-

ents, it’s actually an important learning process for children.” While parents often debate if it is actually the terrible 2s or 3s, Hittelman says each child will eventually go through this stage – it just depends on the specific child. It doesn’t matter at what age your child hits this defiant, temper tantrum throwing stage, it is always frustrating. But there are things you can do as a parent to help minimize certain behaviors. According to Hittelman, the best way to do this is to focus attention and praise on the opposite behaviors. “Parental negative attention often fuels the very behaviors they dislike, because it actually reinforces the behavior.” Just remember the parenting strategies used in response to negative behaviors at this age can often have a huge impact. Hopefully, by using effective parenting strategies, conflict will be minimized as your child gets older. Check it Out Get more information by reading, “Parenting Essentials” by Jan Hittelman. Download this free book at www.BoulderPsychologicalServices.com.

Temper Tantrums There is nothing more embarrassing than a child throwing a temper tantrum in the middle of the aisle at the grocery store. Unfortunately, it is something every parent has dealt with at least once. Jan Hittelman, a licensed psychologist at Boulder Psychological Services, says it is important to understand that temper tantrums are often attention-seeking behaviors. “An easy way to test this is to simply walk away calmly,” he says. “If it’s attention seeking, your child will take their act ‘on the road’ and follow you.”

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can talk with them about it after they calm down. 3. If they continue to act out, just calmly repeat the message. 4. When your child’s tantrum begins to subside, that’s the time to reinforce your child with your attention.

When dealing with temper tantrums, Hittleman recommends the following advice. 1. Minimize your attention. 2. Calmly let your child know that you

5. Talk about other ways your child can manage feelings of frustration next time. 6. Reinforce your child’s positive efforts with praise, hugs and positive feedback. 7. Hang in there, this too shall pass!

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FASHION Your haircut can be like the picture that’s worth a thousand words. Maybe it says you’re daring or fun, practical or easy going. Whatever the statement, the importance is that it fits your face and gives you the best look possible. Sitting in that chair at the hair salon can be a daunting experience, but communicating with your hair stylist and knowing what hairstyle best suits your lifestyle can make it painless. They want you to look your best. “Bring in pictures and ask suggestions, that’s why we’re here,” says Dawna Marie Parker, men’s stylist at Studio Boom in Longmont. “We are professionals and we are not going to steer you in the wrong directions by any means.” One basic rule: go with the opposite shape of your face and hair texture. For example, if you have fine hair, don’t go wispy. If you have thick curly hair, thinning it out a bit helps. By considering what works best for both face shape and hair texture you can find a style that’s manageable and one that looks great. Kat Little, stylist at Studio Boom with 20 years experience, offered some tips for women and men on finding the right hair cut for their face and hair texture.

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Choosing a haircut to define your face BY DAELENA TINNIN

Women • Round face – Stay away from bobs that hit the cheek bone because it enhances the roundness. Try cuts that fall just below the chin or layers. • Square face – You want more volume on the top because it balances the square jaw. Short cuts and curls work great, as well. • Oval face – You have hit the hair jackpot. The oval shape works with just about any haircut and style. Play with the versatility and find a haircut that highlights one of your best features. Men • Narrow/Oval face – You want to have a longer look, maybe the shaggy surfer guy. Just like the women, this face shape is very versatile so use it to your advantage. • Square face – Try a rounder, fuller hair cut with short sides and clean around the ears. • Round face – Try a slim and tapered look for balance.

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URGENT CARE FACILITY • Open 7 days a week Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm Saturday - 8 am - 6 pm Sunday - 10 am - 6 pm

• Walk-in, no appointment necessary • Caring for minor/non-surgical emergencies • Convenient on-site laboratory and pharmacy • State-of-the-art radiology and diagnostic imaging services

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• Doctors pictured left to right: Marie Bush, M.D., Spencer King, M.D. Reginald Guy, M.D. • Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners also available

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Sunday Worship Services 8:30 am Traditional - 11 :00 am Contemporary 9:45 am Church School for all ages Come and join us in worship Nursery provided Please check out our website for events and activities. You can now listen to the Sunday sermon online or download the sermon to your MP3 player.

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ABOUT TOWN The Animal Affair The Animal Affair took place Oct. 24 at the Radisson Conference Center in Longmont. This premier event benefits homeless animals at the Longmont Humane Society. 1. LHS volunteer Theresa Freund and kitten. 2. LHS volunteer Kate O’Brien and Romeo. 3. Silent auction. 4. The Summit Ballroom at the Radisson. 5. LHS employee Dori Detherow and Priscilla. (Courtesy Longmont Humane Society)

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HEALTH

Do your part to stay healthy during flu season

Getting healthy during flu season

BY KIMBERLY CRATER

With flu, cold and strep season overlapping the holiday season, many people begin to worry about their health. This year, with the added threat of the H1N1, virus staying healthy seems to be a difficult task. “The most important thing is to optimize your immune system to be able to fight off any illness,” says Dale Kliner, a doctor with Rocky Mountain Urgent Care. Vaccinations help the immune system fight off certain illnesses, like the flu. Although the seasonal flu shot will not protect against swine flu, a new vaccine for H1N1 was developed and is available at doctors’ offices and clinics. While vaccinations help ward off the flu, there are other ways to pump up the immune system and prevent other illnesses, like the common cold or strep. • Good nutrition and getting plenty of

rest are essential in strengthening the immune system and staying health. • Taking a wellbalanced multivitamin every day is another way to pump up your immune system and avoid getting sick. • Overworking and over-stressing can weaken the immune system. • Avoiding contact with people who are sick is another way to stay healthy. If family members are sick, they should use a toothbrush travel case to stop the spread of germs. • A doctor’s secret to staying healthy is clean hands. Washing hands regularly is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick.

If you do get sick, knowing when to go to see a doctor is crucial in stopping the spread of disease and getting healthy again. You should visit a doctor if you have trouble breathing or swallowing, can’t keep fluids down or have a fever above 100.5 degrees. Some symptoms, especially those associated with the common cold like a runny nose, should be treated symptomatically. With those, it is not essential to visit the doctor. While many of the symptoms of a cold are treatable, there is no cure for the common cold. The best thing to do is to focus on getting healthy. Rest and fluids, as well as distancing yourself from other people, are the best ways to recuperate and stop the spread of germs.

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The Dickens Tavern 300 Main St. Longmont 303-834-9384 www.thedickens tavern.com Style: American Comfort Food Reservations Accepted Price Range: $7 to $20 Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch The Dickens Tavern brings comfort to your senses with a menu that primarily focuses on comfort food with a twist. Housed in the downstairs of the Historic Dickens Opera House, the building was first a bank and the original vault remains, which is available for an intimate dining experience. Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Sean and Lynn Owens, Sean brings with him 25 years of culinary experience. The Dickens Tavern offers great opportunities for parties and business meetings alike with two beautiful private rooms to fit any occasion. We offer several different catering options along with limited menus that can accommodate any party or meeting needs.

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Capture memories with the perfect device Digital Camera

BY SUMMER STAIR Capturing memories in the form of a picture or video gives you the opportunity to not only look back on special moments, but also step back into the past and share those events later with loved ones. If you haven’t had the chance to do this, you should. But before you go out and buy the first camera or camcorder you find, here are a couple of tips from RadioShack on features you should look for in your new purchase.

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• Megapixels – This is the amount of detail the camera sensor can pick up on. More megapixels means more detail, gives you better quality prints and allows you to crop and edit without losing information. • Optical and digital zoom – Both optical and digital zoom will bring the subject closer. Digital zoom uses an image processor to zoom in on the subject, however, you will lose some resolution. Optical zoom uses optics to bring the subject closer without losing image resolution or detail. • Screen size – Most new digital cameras use an LCD display rather than a view finder to take and view pictures. Size is up to you, but the bigger the screen, the more detail displayed. Also, look for a touch LCD display which allows for you to control functions with a simple touch. • Size and style – Digital cameras come in many forms from small, sleek and stylish to larger styles that offer a better grip and added features.

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• In-camera features – Most cameras have exciting features that help the photographer. Look for image stabilization, red eye reduction, panorama stitching, and smile and blink detection.

Camcorders • High definition – Many new camcorders come with the ability to shoot in 720p or full 1080p high definition. • Optical zoom – This is an important feature to look for on a camcorder. It allows you to get close to the action. • Screen size – Most new camcorders also come with an LCD display. Look for one that has the capability of a touch screen for easy use. And remember the bigger the screen, the better view you have. • Size and style – Camcorders come in many different forms. Try each one out, since you will be carrying it find a size and weight that fits you comfortably. • Features – Look for some of the new, must-have features to make recording a video a breeze, such as image stabilization, red eye reduction, panorama stitching, and smile and blink detection.

The Premier Cigar & Pipe Shop of Colorado The Camacho Lounge at Havana Manor

Browse our two walk-in humidors stocked with thousands of quality hand-made cigars. Relax in either the public “Claim Jumper” lounge or the exclusive, tastefully appointed Camacho Lounge.

• Private, humidified lockers are available to members. • Extensive selection of tobacco pipes and accessories • Free WiFi internet access your enjoyment in the Camacho Lounge • Pool table, darts and card table for *with membership Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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Double Tree Restaurant 701 Vasquez St. Platteville 970-785-2238 Style: American Food Reservations: Accepted for Banquet Room Price Range: $3.50 to $18 Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Delivery: No Take Out: Yes For 41 years, the Double Tree Restaurant has been best known for its home cooking with daily specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With homemade soups and a salad bar daily, customers will also appreciate made-from-scratch specials, fresh salad bar, real mashed potatoes and specialty desserts, including homemade ice cream and pie. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the mood for prime rib, an American burger, chicken fried steak or just a hot fudge sundae, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in luck. Settle into a relaxing atmosphere with all the comforts of home but without the hassle of cooking.

Double Tree Buffet

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month Join us on November 11 & December 9

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701 Vasquez St., Platteville â&#x20AC;˘ 970-785-2238 Menu Highlights Appetizers Batter Fried Mushrooms .........................................$7.25 Batter Fried Veggies ................................................$7.25

Seasoned Cajun red fish served in a basket with tarter sauce, lemon and crispy fries

Fresh vegetables dipped in a beer batter and topped with melted cheese with ranch dressing

A large, tender cube steak, breaded and grilled to a golden brown, served with real mashed potatoes and cream gravy

Hot Wings (10) .......................................................$6.25 Armadillo Eggs ........................................................$5.80

All American Burger ...............................................$4.50

Jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and lightly breaded

Sampler Platter (four of each)...............................$10.50 Cheese sticks, wing zings, armadillo eggs, chicken ringers

Crispy Chicken Strips..................................................$6 With fries

Rocky Mountain Oysters ........................................$7.30 Thinly sliced and deep fried to a golden brown

Super Nachos Grande ............................................$7.30 Ground beef, cheese, jalapenos, black olives, green onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a side of salsa and sour cream

Soups & Salads Homemade Soup of the Day........ cup $1.95, bowl $2.95 Double Tree Red or Green Chili . cup $2.60, bowl $4.05 Homemade Oyster Stew ................................ bowl $4.55 Chef Salad ..............................................................$6.25 Salmon Salad ..........................................................$8.75 Teriyaki Chicken Salad ...........................................$6.85 South of the Border Served with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and salsa

Ground Beef Burrito ...............................................$5.95 Smothered with green chili

4-Hard Shell Beef Tacos ..............................................$5 Burrito Combo ........................................................$7.25 One beef burrito and two beef tacos

Cheese Quesadilla ..................................................$4.25 Sandwiches Double Tree Steak Sandwich ..................................$9.25

Homemade Chicken Fried Steak ............................$8.25

Pasta Linguini .................................................................$8.70 With Double Tree marinara sauce

Chicken Parmesan ................................................$10.45 Breaded chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese and served over a bed of linguini and marinara

Chicken & Ribs Half Broiled Chicken ..............................................$9.75 Half BBQ Chicken ...............................................$10.05 Chicken & Rib Combo .........................................$12.35 Bar-B-Q Baby Back Ribs .......................................$14.30 Tender and meaty, served with our own sauce

Homemade Chicken Fry.......................................$10.25 A large, tender cube steak, breaded and grilled to a golden brown, served with cream gravy and a trip to our salad bar

Beef All dinners served with homemade soup of the day, delicious salad bar and our homemade rolls

Double Tree T-Bone Steak .................................... $15.95 16-ounce steak

Porter House Steak ...............................................$17.95 Smothered with sauteed mushrooms

Rib Eye Steak .......................................................$17.95 12-ounces of tender, juicy eye of the rib

New York Strip ......................................................$15.50 10-ounces of pure delight

Prime Rib.................................................... Market Price Prime Rib & Shrimp ................................... Market Price Seafood

8-ounce Rib Eye served with grilled onions on Texas toast, lettuce, pickles and your choice of potato

All dinners served with homemade soup of the day, delicious salad bar and our homemade rolls

Italian Sausage Sandwich .......................................$6.25

Orange Roughy ..................................................... $14.50

5-ounce Italian patty on a toasted French roll. Served open faced, topped with our own marinara sauce and melted cheese

Reuben .......................$5.35 with chips, $6.35 with fries Grilled Pork Sandwich ............................................$6.85 Spicy Fish and Chips ..............................................$6.90

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A delightful mild white fish broiled to perfection

Broiled or Grilled Halibut .....................................$14.95 8-ounce portion, served with lemon and tarter sauce

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Local Greenways 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 Middle/High School. 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.

Kelleigh Driscoll and Adam Kemis sled down the 11th green at Twin Peaks Golf Course in 2007. (Richard M. Hackett)

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Play Affolter, (1), Holly Avenue and S. Judson Street. 5.3 acres, basketball courts, multi-use field, softball field, tennis courts, restrooms, shelter and playground. Alta, (2), 10th Avenue and Alta Street. A half-acre, picnic area and playground. 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, 76

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.

City parks offer a variety of fun and relaxing opportunities throughout the area Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a glimpse at the parks and some of the features they include. Numbers in parenthesis correspond to map locations on page 77.

Oligarchy Greenway runs from Airport Road to Hover Street, a section through Garden Acres Park, and from Mountain View Avenue to Rothrock Dell Park.

indoor pool and fitness equipment.

Spring Gulch No. 2 Greenway runs from Colo. Highway 66 to Pace Street and from 17th Avenue to about Mountain View Avenue. For more information about greenways and to read about future expansion, visit www.ci.longmont.co.us and click on recreation.

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/football field, shelter, barbecue pits, restrooms, playground, volleyball court, basketball hoops, picnic area and roller hockey court. Garden Acres, (9), 2058 Spencer St. 4.1 acres, shelter, playground, picnic area, restrooms, soccer/football fields, barbecue pit, concession stand and softball fields. 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. Continued on 77 Winter 2009

Alex Zinga runs on the Dry Creek Greenway in Longmont in 2008. (Richard M. Hackett)

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Continued from 76 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.

Shirleen Batterson of Longmont walks her dogs Annie, left, and Jazz at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. (Richard M. Hackett)

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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. Continued on 78

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Sunrise at McIntosh Lake. (Lewis Geyer)

Continued from 77 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 square-foot 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 in 2010, 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, 78

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.

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 303-7721265. For more information, call 303-651-8446, or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/ park_list/overview/index .html.

Golf Courses 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 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 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 Saddleback Golf Club 8631 Frontier St., Firestone 303-833-5000, 18 holes, public Sunset Golf Course 1900 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont 303-651-8466, 9 holes, public Twin Peaks Golf Course 1200 Cornell Drive, Longmont 303-651-8401, 18 holes, public Ute Creek Golf Course 2000 Ute Creek Drive, Longmont 303-774-4342, 18 holes, public

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Startling Research Unearthed After 80 Years Validates Latest Health Craze The U.S. spends more money on health care than the other 50 largest countries in the world combined, yet we are ranked 37th in health. Despite this alarming state of affairs, there is an enormous healing revolution occurring. The current breakthroughs of extraordinary health recovery are heavily supported by research done nearly 80 years ago. You are now the beneficiary of what has, until now, been the world’s best-kept health secret. “One Hundred Percent of the Diseased Organs can be Traced Back to a Misaligned and Deteriorated Area of the Spine” In performing more that 200 autopsies, pathologist Dr. Henry Winsor discovered that the organs determined to heave failed (and were, therefore, named as the cause of death) actually had something in common, in each and every case, the nerve that supplied the diseased organ was traced back to a misaligned and deteriorated area of the spine. In other words, he showed that the health of the nerved supply to organs determines the health of the organs themselves! The nerve system is the master system of the body - it controls and regulates every function in your body. Spinal misalignment can cause an interference within the nerve system (a condition known as subluxation). If left undetected, subluxation can lead to dysfunction. Let me introduce myself. My name is Dr. Che Connelly, and my purpose in practice is to educate and adjust the families of Boulder County back to optimal health and wellness using a completely unique and natural approach. When the body begins to experience abnormal functions like asthma, allergies, chronic pain, fatigue or lowered immunity, we must first be suspicious of some kind of nerve system interruption. The problem is this: You weren’t taught to think that way. Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

If Your Spine was on Your Face, You’d Take Better Care of It!... I saw this on a marquee several years ago, and it really made sense. The dental profession has done such a great job teaching us that, if we don’t maintain proper dental hygiene, it can lead to gingivitis, cavities and worse. That’s why most people you know brush and floss their teeth every day and have regularly scheduled visits with their dentist. But, while poor dental hygiene might leave you with a set of false teeth, it won’t kill you. On the other hand, your spine and nervous system are a completely different story.

You can’t replace either one of them. If your spine and nervous system stop working, so do you! Therefore, if your spine was on your face (in other words, part of your daily consciousness), you would take better care of it. Until recently, body and organ problems haven’t been thought to be “spine” problems. Today, millions of people around the world, including many right here in Boulder County, are making a better choice for their health and are experiencing phenomenal results.

is why it’s so big! You brain runs your whole body and communicates its “wellness messages” through the nerve system. If stress interrupts or “traps” nerve supply, your body will experience some kind of shutdown. We have found that, a vast majority of the time, the nerve system is interrupted as a result of spinal column misalignment. Through a series of safe, gentle and painless adjustments, the full power of the nerve system is restored, generating extraordinary healing capabilities within the body. The power that made your body heals your body - It doesn’t happen any other way. If you or a love one is suffering needlessly, you have another choice. You can make the decision that millions of people around the world and many here in Boulder County are making every month. It all begins with a thorough history and consultation, including a complete spinal exam, vital nerve testing and specific weight-bearing x-rays. Normally, this evaluation would cost $250. However, through this special offer, you can receive this complete evaluation for just $37. Because of the response expected from this incredible opportunity, we can only guarantee availability for the first 20 people who call and schedule an appointment. Don’t wait to call us before spreading the word to another family member or friend who may be ready to take advantage of such a generous offer. Call 303.776.5535 today! We are located at 1325 Dry Creek Dr. suite 101, one building west of Outback Steakhouse in Longmont, Colorado. We look forward to helping you back to health!

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Technology advances allow for a perfect smile Adler Dentistry in Boulder now offers several new technologies to give patients the best smile and care possible.

Technology trims patient visit You know the routine. You visit the dentist, you need a crown. The dentist prepares the tooth, takes an impression and installs a temporary crown. You then wait two weeks and return to the dentist to have the permanent crown installed. If the fit isn’t perfect, then it goes back to the lab and you wait. And return to the dentist again. But now, that’s all changed. Dr. Michael Adler of Adler Dentistry can reduce the two-week waiting period and two or three office visits down to a single visit. “This new technology is called CEREC, which is a computer-aided design and milling device. It allows us to create the patient’s permanent crown in just a few minutes,” Adler says. “Now there’s no more waiting for the lab, no return trips to the dentist. Patients love it.” Adler is one of the first dentists in the area to employ the CEREC technology in his practice. “Even though over 4 million CEREC crowns have been placed, it’s still a relatively new process,” Adler says. The instrument allows dentists to repair a damaged tooth in about one hour. They no longer need to take impressions or create temporaries. The CEREC system enables Adler to satisfy patients seeking a The CEREC system allows a dentist to make repairs or crowns in one visit.

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long-lasting, esthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings. To make the restoration, the dentist first paints a reflective powder on the prepared tooth. Using a special camera, they take an accurate picture of the tooth that is then displayed on a computer screen, where the dentist designs the restoration. Then CEREC takes over and automatically creates the restoration. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. “All this makes going to the dentist much easier and faster,” Adler says. “Because who really wants to spend more time in the dental chair?”

Straight teeth without braces? Did you have braces when you were a kid? Then you probably remember how much you didn’t like them, even though years later you were proud of your straight teeth. Today, adults may be able to get their teeth straightened without metal braces or a headgear. It’s called Invisalign and it’s available in many general dental offices, as well as orthodontics-only practices. Adler is a general dentist who offers his patients the new Invisalign treatment. “Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that quickly and gently move your teeth into the desired position,” he says. “They are virtually invisible unless you get up real close to the person wearing them.” Some of the benefits of this treatment over traditional braces include: • Aligners can be removed to eat, brush and floss. • Your teeth move little by little. • Results occur often in six months to a year. Not all patients are candidates for Invisalign, which is why most dentists who offer the procedure will give patients a complimentary consultation to see if the treatment is right for them. “My patients tell me they really love not having metal wires or bands in their mouths,” Adler says. “But the best part is that most peo-

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Laser detects hidden decay All dentists agree that finding and treating dental decay in its earliest stages can save patients time and money, and help them avoid pain. But even the best decay protection technology – the dental Xray – often misses hidden decay. Now there is a new cavity detection system called the DIAGNOdent that proponents say will find decay that X-rays can’t. “It’s essentially a laser beam that can see inside the tooth,” Adler says. “It scans teeth for hidden decay without the radiation associated with X-rays.” Adler is one of the first dentists in the region to use the DIAGNOdent, which is more accurate than conventional X-rays. “Current research has shown us that the traditional method of looking for decay can miss up to 50 percent of the decay that is present,” Adler says. The DIAGNOdent works by beaming laser light beneath the hard enamel layer. The beam is reflected back to a handheld device, which looks like a wand. The laser beam makes it possible to measure the decay lurking below the tooth enamel. The instrument then emits a series of variable pitched sounds that tell the dentist there is decay present and to what extent. For more information about these and other treatment options, to schedule an appointment or for a complimentary consultation, call Adler Dentistry at 303-747-6977 or visit www.adlersmiles.com.

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EVENTS

Shirley “Tig” Jones browses through racks of handmade scarves at the Handweavers Guild of Boulder’s annual sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds last year. This year’s show is Nov. 4 through 8. (Times-Call)

NOVEMBER EVENTS Through Nov. 8 • Handweavers Guild of Boulder Annual Fiber Arts Sale. Unique show and sale by local artists. Find large and small items by weavers, knitters, bead artists, quilters, spinners, felters, basket makers, artwork, jewelry, ornaments and kitchen items. This show includes a juried exhibit of work by artists of national stature. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed-Fri; 10 a.m.6 p.m. Sat-Sun. Free. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. 303-443-9871. www.handweaversofboulder.org. Nov. 7 • K.C. Groves, bluegrass pick. 6-8 p.m. Oskar Blues Tasty Weasel, 1800 Pike Road, Longmont. www.oskarblues.com. • Boulder Camerata. The Boulder Camerata, a new ensemble of the Boulder Chorale comprising 80 experienced singers, joins with guest artists Margo Krimmel and Kristi Bartleson, harp, in a debut concert exploring the sonic landscape of round, rondo, cycle and orb. 7:30 p.m. $15, $12 seniors, students and military, $5 children. First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder. 303-554-7692. www.boulderchorale.org. • Aster Women’s Chamber Choir. A concert of solos and choral settings from musicals by Barbara Damashek, Mary Rodgers, Lucy Simon, Jeanine Tesori and Teresa Wilhelmi. 7:30 p.m. $10, $5 seniors and students. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. 303-4662879. www.AsterChoir.org. • Artist Reception and Craft Show with Bake Sale. The First Baptist Church of Longmont was recently designated a Longmont Historic Landmark and they are restoring the stained glass windows. While grant money will pay for 75 percent, the church is raising the other 25 percent. The show will display and sell local artist and crafters work. All art will be represented, including oil and watercolor paintings, photography, knit stocking caps, family cookbooks, bird houses and more. There is also a silent auction. 3-8 p.m. 701 Kimbark St., Longmont. 303-776-1128. • Medicine Horse Program Foal Festival. This program enhances the mental health and life skills Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

of youth, adults, families and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses. This festival will give a sneak preview of the programs, a trained horse fundraiser special event, a Hope foal surprise, a band, door prizes and silent auction. 6-9 p.m. $60 show and dinner. 8778 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. 720-406-7630. www.medicinehorse.org. • Evening to Remember: 50 Years of Caring. Annual black-tie event sponsored by Longmont United Hospital volunteers. Dinner, dancing and silent auction. 6-11:30 p.m. $75 a person. Radisson Conference Center, 1860 Industrial Circle, Longmont. 303-651-5205. www.luhcares.org.

The annual Twin Peaks Rotary XC Challenge is a footrace approximately 3.5 miles in length, and takes place at Roger’s Grove Park in Longmont. (Courtesy Twin Peaks Rotary)

• Twin Peaks Rotary XC Challenge. 3.5 mile running race. All race proceeds benefit the Longmont Twin Peaks Rotary Club scholarship fund. Entry fee includes a professionally timed race, overall and age-group awards, a goody bag (limited to first 150 entries), and a warm fuzzy feeling. 9 a.m. $25 day of race. Roger’s Grove, 220 Hover St., Longmont. E-mail jasonod@ comcast.net. www.fallcross.com.

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• Imagination Makers Theater Co. presents The Trouble with Jesse, a popular favorite written by students and helps to model positive conflict resolution. For all ages, adults and children alike will be moved to laughter, tears and more. 3:304:30 p.m. Free. Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. 303-441-3100. www.boulder.lib.co.us. Nov. 8 • Trio Blue. Free. Left Hand Brewery, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. www.lefthandbrewing.com. • Felonius Smith Trio performs the acoustic roots of the blues music that inspired Hot Tuna, Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder based on the pre-electric blues styles from the 1920s and 1930s. Free. Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder. 303-4414169. • Harpsichord Recital - Boulder Bach Festival. Celebrate the opening of the Boulder Bach Festival with internationally acclaimed Jory Vinikour on harpsichord. 4 p.m. $20. First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder. 303-776-9666. www.boulderbachfestival.org. • Cake Walks, Ragtime and Jazz Concert. A benefit concert for The Tiny Tim Center that features the Longs Peak Dixieland Gospel Band plus Dale Sherrod on Ragtime Piano. Rory Thomas of the Queen City Jazz Band will be a guest artist on banjo. 2:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Longs Peak United Methodist Church, 1421 Elmhurst Drive, Longmont. 720-652-9390. www.lpumc.net. • StoryShare Circles. Cosponsored by the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Guild, the StoryShare Circles give professional storytellers a chance to try out new material, as well as offering a supportive atmosphere for people who would like to tell a story, even if it’s the first time. 3:30-4:45 p.m. Free. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 303-441-3100. www.boulder.lib.co.us. Nov. 10 • Planetary Nebulae: Previewing the Fate of the Solar System. Kevin France, Research Associate with the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy will present a lecture on the new Hubble photos and data. 7-8:45 p.m. Free. Boulder Public Library, 1000 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 303-4414113. www.boulder.lib.co.us. Nov. 12-14 • The Adventure Film Festival in Boulder. The international arena for the best and most inspiring independent films of the year, encompassing all aspects of adventure, from serious exploration to environmental heroism to gripping tales from the edge of the believable. Downtown Boulder. www.adventurefilm.org. Nov. 13 • David & Teesha Concert. David and Teesha Ministries share the message of Jesus Christ in a clear, direct and effective manner by using the art of illusion. 7 p.m. $7. LifeBridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway, Longmont. 303-651-9547. www.lbcc.org. • Celebration of Latin America. Timberline Symphony presents works by Manuel de Falla, Arturo Marquez, and Jose Pablo Moncayo. Featured guitar soloist Javier de los Santos plays the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo, with Alternatives for Youth and Longmont Youth Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Niwot High School, 8989 E. Niwot Road, Niwot. 970-5771550. www.timberlinesymphony.org. Continued on 85 83


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m10/30/2009yTCkkritter Continued from 83 • Second Friday in Downtown Longmont. Art openings, live entertainment and retailer open houses. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Longmont, Main Street, between Third and Sixth Avenue, Longmont. 303-651-8484. www.downtownlongmont.com. • Colorado Watercolor Society’s One Foot Exhibit. Art exhibit featuring watercolorists from throughout Colorado. All art measures one foot by one foot maximum. 6-9 p.m. Free. Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. 303-651-2787. www.firehouseart.org. Nov. 14 • Longmont Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Dvorak and Longmont! 7:30 p.m. Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303-772-5796. www.longmontsymphony.org.

The start of the 10k race of the Turkey Trot in 2006. This year’s event is set for Nov. 14. (Lewis Geyer)

• 35th Annual Longmont Turkey Trot. Choose from a 10K and 2 mile run/walk. Register on active.com or download a registration form online at www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec. Proceeds assist the Longmont Recreation Services Youth Scholarship Fund. 9 a.m. $20, $18 youth/senior. Westview Middle School, 1651 Airport Road, Longmont. 303651-8406. www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec. • American Legion Unit 1985 Auxiliary 10th Annual Santa Cops Auction. Annual event to raise money to buy gift items for children less fortunate with the cooperation of the local police departments. In need of new or gently used auction items, gift baskets, gift certificates for services, sponsorships and cash donations. 2 p.m. American Legion Post 1985, 670 First St., Firestone. 303-667-8745. • Harvest Home Holiday Event. Ride a horse drawn trolley, decorate a cookie, make a craft and see how pioneers pressed apple cider. Come experience an 1880s harvest and holiday season. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center, 3001 Colo. Highway 119, Longmont. 303-774-4692. www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park. • WOW! Children’s Museum 13th Birthday Party. WOW! is turning 13 years old this year and you’re invited to help us celebrate. Help us blow out our birthday candles and enjoy refreshments, special entertainment and crafts. 11a.m. $7 children, adults free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. • Help Protect Your Wealth and Independence. In this seminar learn the four common misconceptions about long-term care; why people fail to plan financially; options for funding long-term care; types and levels of care available. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. St. Vrain Valley Credit Union, 777 21st Ave., Longmont. 720-652-7195. www.svvcu.org. Nov. 14-15 • American Legion Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar. Door prizes to shoppers throughout the day. Activities Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

available. Lunch available. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to shoppers. American Legion, 1150 Pine St., Louisville. 303-664-9039. E-mail auxiliary111@hotmail.com Nov. 15 • Scott Von. Free. Left Hand Brewery, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. www.lefthandbrewing.com. Nov. 17 • Longmont Christian Women’s Connection. LCWC will share some kindness on Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement, whose mission is to provide nighttime life-sustaining support to homeless individuals, who are at risk and living on the streets of Longmont. Please bring warm coldweather items like hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and sleeping bags to help warm the homeless this winter. Make reservations by Nov. 13. 9:30-11 a.m. Radisson Conference Center, 1860 Industrial Circle, Longmont. 303-682-2752. E-mail Longmontcwc@yahoo.com. • Drop-In Science Explorations. Curious about how to approach science with your kids? Join us throughout the winter months for family science fun. Drop-in science explorations are informal hands-on science sessions. 10 a.m.-noon. $7 for children, adults free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. • Sesquicentennial Lecture. This slide presentation reveals the connections between cough syrup and ribozymes, a horse drawn ice wagon and Jovian spacecraft, time bombs and radiation on west Pearl, Einsteins hair and V-2 rockets, and weaves them together to help explain todays world-wide reputation of Boulders scientific community. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 303-441-3196. www.boulder.lib.co.us. Nov. 18 • Boulder Business Trade Fair at Twenty Ninth Street. Local businesses get a chance to showcase their products and services to the Boulder area

Devra Maxwell and her daughter, Arianna, posed with Santa and their St. Bernard at last year’s Longmont Humane Society pet photos. This year’s event is set for Nov. 21. (Courtesy Longmont Humane Society)

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EVENTS community. A Taste of Twenty Ninth Street will be held in conjunction with the trade fair making this the perfect combination for networking with attendees and exhibitors alike. 4-8 p.m. $10. Downtown Boulder, 1601 29th St., Suite 1300, Boulder. 303-938-2079. www.boulderbusinesstradefair.com/. • Drop-In Science Explorations. Curious about how to approach science with your kids? Join us throughout the winter months for family science fun. Drop-in science explorations are informal hands-on science sessions. 10 a.m.-noon. $7 for children, adults free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. Nov. 20 • Sean Kelly Solo Performance. A special, rare, solo acoustic appearance in an intimate venue. After 22 years of touring and recording, Sean Kelly finds himself in the comfort of a loyal and dedicated fan base that have made his journey easy to justify and appreciate. 7:30 p.m. The Rock N Soul Cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Ave. Suite 1, Boulder. 303-443-5108. www.rocknsoulcafe.com. Nov. 21 • Holiday Pet Photos. Bring the pets and the kids to holiday photos benefiting the animals at Longmont Humane Society. Two holiday scenes, delicious bake sale and Santa will be there. Noon-3 p.m. $20. Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. 303-772-1232. www.longmonthumane.org. • Create the Life you Desire. Come learn from Ty Clements more about the amazing process of the Law of Attraction. Space is limited so reserve your space for your favorite talk and pay online. 1-3 p.m. $15. Dream Art Gallery, 1053 Neon Forest Cicle, Longmont. 303-332-5265. www.brendaferrimanidreamart/workshops.html. Nov. 21-22 • Annual Dance is for Every Body! Showcase. Showcase of two days of continuous dance presentations. One part entertainment, one part education, the showcase is a great outreach project as Front Range area dancers, studios, companies, and teachers present 5 to 15 minute performances, works-in-progress, mini classes with audience participation, lecture demonstrations or short dance films. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Boulder Public Library, 1101 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 303-441-4391. Nov. 22 • Sal Valdiva. Free. Left Hand Brewery, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. www.lefthandbrewing.com. • Air Force Rampart Winds. 2 p.m. free. Stanley Hotel, 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970586-9519. estesparkmusicfestival.org. Nov. 24 • World Music and Dance Concert. 8 p.m. $5, $3 students and seniors. Naropa University Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Nov. 26 • Huff, Puff Before you Stuff. Special preThanksgiving dinner workout. Water and land aerobics classes. The nursery will be closed. 9 a.m.-noon. Suggested donation: $3 plus 1 can of food. YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont. 303-7760370. www.longmontymca.org. Nov. 27 • Niwot’s Enchanted Evening. Kick off Niwot’s holiday season with a charming annual event that Continued on 88 85


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EVENTS Continued from 85 includes the official tree lighting, live music, refreshments and specials throughout town. Don’t miss Banjo Billy Bus rides and a visit with Santa. 5-8 p.m. Downtown Niwot, Historic Old Town and Cottonwood Square, Niwot. 303-652-4144. www.niwot.com. Nov. 28 • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can get their requests into Santa by visiting him at this annual event that runs Saturdays through Dec. 19. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.BoulderDowntown.com. • Society for Creative Aging VIVA theatre troupe performance. A new production with scenes from famous playwrights combined with sparkling original material. A fun-filled, heartfelt performance that reaches across the ages. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. 303-441-3100. www.boulder.lib.co.us. Nov. 29 • AB Trio. Free. Left Hand Brewery, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. www.lefthandbrewing.com. Ongoing November Events • Through Nov. 7 – Front Range Community College Faculty Art Show. Great Frame Up, 430 Main St., Longmont. 303-772-7293. www.longmont.thegreatframeup.com. • Through Nov. 7 – Resident Artists. Muse Gallery, 356 Main St., Longmont. 303-678-7869. www.artslongmont.org. • Through Nov. 7 – Return to the Twilight Zone. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. $10-$15. Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette. 720-2092154. www.tclstage.org. • Through Nov. 15 – El Dia De Los Muertos / The Day of the Dead. Call for details. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 720-898-7200. arvadacenter.org. • Through Nov. 15 – La Ofrenda de los Muertos. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-6518374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum.

Three-year-old Xavier Moy watches a toy train circle a “Thomas the Train”-themed Christmas tree during the 25th Annual Tiny Tim Christmas in 2006. The annual event raises funds for the Tiny Tim Center, which provides services to children with disabilities. (Times-Call)

• Through Nov. 15 – Patrick Marold: Sculpture. Call for details. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 720898-7200. arvadacenter.org. • Through Nov. 15 – Feels Like Falling. Through her unique sense of humor and striking honesty, Nancy Cranbourne explores her experience dealing with what happens after the loss of a loved one. The dances express the path from darkness to the reclamation of joy and abundance. Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. 303-444-7328. www.40womenover40.com. • Through Nov. 21 – Communicating Doors. In this intricate time-traveling comic thriller, Ms. Poopay Dayseer, a London Sexual Consultant from the future, stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, via a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. Times vary call for details. $17, $16 students, $15 seniors. Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main St., Longmont. 303-772-5200. www.longmonttheatre.org. • Through Nov. 22 – The Second Tosca. Days and times vary; call for details. $34-$40. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 720-898-7200. arvadacenter.org. • Through Nov. 28 – Woven Art by Betsy Blumenthal. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free. National Center for Atmospheric Research Lab, Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder. 303-497-2408. www.ucar.edu/outreach/sss. • Through Nov. 29 – Celebrating Clay: 40 Years with the Boulder Potters Guild. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Canyon Gallery, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. 303-441-3100. www.boulder.lib.co.us. • Through Nov. 30 – Oils and Pastels. By Becky Everitt. Cafe Luna, 800 Coffman St., Longmont. 303-702-9996.

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Dec. 2 • Homegrown Jazz! Compositions by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s jazz faculty are the focus of this concert, with particular emphasis on the music of trumpeter Brad Goode and saxophonist John Gunther. 7 p.m. Broomfield Auditorium, 3

Community Park Drive, Broomfield. 303-4645835. www.broomfieldauditorium.com. • Lights of Love. Purchase lights ($10) or one of two stars ($100 each) to light the annual LUH tree. Lights can be designated in memory of or in honor of a loved one, with proceeds going to the volunteers donations to the hospital. A group from the Longmont Chorale will sing in the lobby. 5:30 p.m. Longmont United Hospital, 1850 Mountain View Ave., Longmont. Reserve your lights early by calling 303-651-5111. www.luhcares.org. Dec. 3 - 4 • Christmas in Berthoud. Light, color, music and food will be the focus during a two-day holiday festival where people will come together to benefit the needy in the area. Activities will include a Festival of Trees Silent Auction for trees, wreaths and raffle; a Gift Tour where people can bid on items throughout town; Festival of Trees Craft Boutique at Grace Place, 250 Mountain Ave.; Holiday Home Gift Bazaar at the Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Ave., with holiday items, bake sale goods and raffle opportunities; and the Make and Take Crafts event for kids at Berthoud Elementary, where they can make pretzels, ornaments and cookie mixes. The festival will wrap up with the Parade of Lights on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. and a chili dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the community Center. Downtown Berthoud, Berthoud. 970-532-4200. www.ChristmasinBerthoud.org. • 44th Annual Christmas Home Tour. Homes decorated in holiday themes and open for visitors with volunteer hosts at each home. All work for the tour is done by volunteers with proceeds benefiting many Longmont non-profit agencies. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 day of tour. First Congregational Church, 1500 Ninth Ave., Longmont. 303-499-8502. www.ucclongmont.org. Dec. 4 • University of Colorado at Boulder’s Holiday Festival. Join this favorite way to ring in the holiday season. The performance features traditional Christmas music and seasonal music from around the world performed by the University Symphony Continued on 89

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m10/30/2009yTCkkritter Continued from 88 Orchestra, CU choirs, smaller ensembles and soloists. 7:30 p.m. $12-$52. Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado, Boulder. 303492-8008. www.cuconcerts.org. • Downtown Holiday Kickoff. Kickoff the holiday season downtown with the Reindeer Dash at 6 p.m., followed by the lighting of the Sixth Avenue Plaza tree at 6:15 p.m. Entertainment and activities will include fire dancers, street performers, a pony carousel, wagon and cart rides and bag pipes. Visit Santa at the Used Book Emporium, as well as the merchant open house. 6-8 p.m. Free. Downtown Longmont, Main Street, between Third and Sixth Avenue, Longmont. 303-651-8484. Dec. 5 • 28th Annual Christmas Tree Festival. This is one the largest fund-raising events for the Tiny Tim Center. Through volunteer efforts and financial sponsorship, all of the day’s proceeds benefit our therapeutic preschool program. Call for details. Radisson Conference Center, 1860 Industrial Circle, Longmont. 303-776-7417. www.tinytimcenter.org. • Rocky Mountain Brassworks. Celebrate the

a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.BoulderDowntown.com. • Lafayette Home for the Holidays. Holiday shopping, free street corner caroling, kids art activities, visits with Santa and his reindeer, hot chocolate, cookies and more. Santas reindeer from 2-4 p.m. Santa to arrive at 2 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Old Town Lafayette, Chester and Public Road, Lafayette. 303-665-9555. www.lafayettecolorado.com. • 35th Annual Lyons Holiday Bazaar. Handmade arts and crafts. The event benefits the Lyons Depot Library. Lyons Elementary Gym, Fourth and Stickney, Lyons. 303-823-5165. • Lyons Golden Gang Holiday Bazaar. Enjoy handmade crafts for sale, a chili lunch, homemade tamales and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit the Lyons Golden Gang. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, one block north of Fourth and Main streets, Lyons. • Lyons Holiday Parade of Lights and Fireworks Show. Spectacular annual event that includes a parade, fireworks and live music. Light show, 5-6

Janene Donelson enjoys a smooch from her pooch, Sophia, as the two ride on The Peaks Care Center float in the Longmont Parade of Lights in 2008. This year’s parade is set for Dec. 12 (Joshua Buck)

season with a touch of Caribbean, Latin, Jazz and Pop music. 7:30 p.m. $15, $10 seniors and students, kids under 12 free. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. www.rockymountainbrassworks.org. • Gingerbread House Competition. Build, view and see gingerbread houses judged at this fun event. 911 a.m. Free. Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. 303-651-8411. www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr. • Lights of December Parade. Hometown event that winds through downtown Boulder and involves a wide cross-section of the Boulder County community with high school marching bands, fire engines, carolers, church floats, non-profit and civic organizations, and businesses. 6 p.m. Downtown Boulder, Starts at 15th and Pearl streets, Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.BoulderDowntown.com. • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can get their requests into Santa by visiting him at this annual event that runs Saturdays through Dec. 19. 11 Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Parade, 6:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Lyons, Sandstone Park, Lyons. 303823-8250. • Niwot Holiday Parade. Don’t miss this great holiday parade with a visit from Santa. After the parade, Santa will take kids’ requests at the Niwot Grange. 11 a.m. Downtown Niwot, Historic Old Town and Cottonwood Square, Niwot. 303-6524144. www.niwot.com. Dec. 5-6 • The Nutcracker Ballet featuring Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Ballet. A traditional performance of the holiday classic. 4 p.m. Sat. 2 p.m. Sun. $11-$29. Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303-772-5796. www.longmontsymphony.org. Dec. 6 • University of Colorado at Boulder’s Holiday Festival. Join this favorite way to ring in the holiday season. The performance features traditional Christmas music and seasonal music from around

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EVENTS the world performed by the University Symphony Orchestra, CU choirs, smaller ensembles and soloists. 4 p.m. $12-$52. Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado, Boulder. 303492-8008. www.cuconcerts.org. Dec. 9 • Holiday Ice Show. Take part in the Holiday Ice Show where local instructors and Denver-area professionals will perform at the Longmont Ice Pavilion. After the performance open, free skating and rentals will follow until 9 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Longmont Ice Pavilion, 725 Eighth Ave., Longmont. Dec. 11 • Rock and Roll Christmas with Academy of Rock. Hear classic rock and roll Christmas favorites while you support these budding artists. $5. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. 720-887-2371. www.broomfieldauditorium.com. • Longmont Lights Music and Dance. Enjoy the sounds of the holidays at the Senior Center where local musicians will perform while you dance. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. 303-651-8411. www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr. • Longmont Artists’ Guild Art Show & Concert. Miniature art show of various art media such as oil, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, photograph and concert. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Concert at 2:30 p.m. Art show is free, concert $7. Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. 303-8283453. www.longmontartistsguild.org. • Longmont Lights. Visit Roosevelt Park for a variety of events, including carriage rides, mini train rides, fire pits, night parachute drop at 7 p.m. and carolers. 5-8 p.m. Free. Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont. • Second Friday in Downtown Longmont. Art openings, live entertainment and retailer open houses. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Longmont, Main Street, between Third and Sixth Avenue, Longmont. 303-651-8484. www.downtownlongmont.com. • Santa’s Workshop. Kids can take part in Santa’s Workshop. 5-8 p.m. Free. St. Vrain Memorial Building Gymnasium, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Dec. 12 • A Voice, a Chime, a Chant Sublime. An event for peace on earth and good will to all, come and hear. Special guests are the Hand Bell Choir of Longs Peak United Methodist Church and the Longmont Children’s Chorale. 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 1500 Ninth Ave., Longmont. 303-4998502. • Boulder Chorale Holiday Concert. In the Moon of Wintertime: Songs of the Season. The Boulder Children’s and Concert chorales and Camerata join with the Apollo Chamber Brass for a spirited and heartwarming program of seasonal favorites from around the world. 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder. www.boulderchorale.org. • Fifth Annual Nutty Nutcracker. Airborne Dance takes their annual nutty take on the beloved Christmas tradition 2 and 7 p.m. Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave., Longmont. • Longmont Lights and Hometown Holiday Parade. Start the evening off right in Roosevelt Park for a variety of events, including carriage rides, mini train rides, fire pits and carolers. Then, kick off the evening with the Hometown Holiday Parade of Continued on 91 89


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Emily AnnMarie Pietruszka, right, and Galen Temple-Wood, portray the Ballerina and Soldier Doll in Act One of the Nutcracker Ballet produced by the Longmont Dance Theatre and the Niwot Timberline Symphony at Niwot High School in 2008. This year’s performance is Dec. 19 and 20. (Joshua Buck)

Continued from 89 Lights at 5 p.m. downtown and the All Star Jazz Band from 5:45-8 p.m. at the Senior Center Fireworks will follow at Roosevelt Park at 6:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Free. Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont. • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can get their requests into Santa by visiting him at this annual event that runs Saturdays through Dec. 19. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.BoulderDowntown.com. • Quilt Appreciation Morning – Traditional Quilts. Come together for a lively morning discussion with renowned artists as they share their love and knowledge of quilting. Enjoy coffee and pastries in the classroom and a quilt conversation in the galleries. 10 a.m. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. Dec. 13 • Trio Blue. Free. Left Hand Brewery, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. www.lefthandbrewing.com. • Boulder Chorale Holiday Concert. In the Moon of Wintertime: Songs of the Season. The Boulder Children’s and Concert chorales and Camerata join with the Apollo Chamber Brass for a spirited and heartwarming program of seasonal favorites from around the world. 4 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder. www.boulderchorale.org. • Parents Day Out. Drop your kids off at the YMCA for crafts, a snack, games and activities while parents can enjoy a day out shopping for the season. The event is for children 6 weeks and older. Advanced registration is required. 1-4 p.m. $10 per child for members, $20 per child for non-members. Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont. 303-776-0370. www.longmontymca.org. Dec. 17 • Broomfield Civic Orchestra. Come and listen to the final rehearsal of a full orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $3, kids free. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. www.broomfieldcivicorchestra.org. Dec. 18 • Niwot Timberline Symphony Christmas Concert. Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

Enjoy the seasonal music as they perform Bach and Handel Extravaganza in collaboration with the Colorado Choral Arts Society, with the audience joining in Christmas carols at the end of the concert. 7:30 p.m. $15, $10 for senior, students, children. First United Methodist Church of Boulder, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder. www.timberlinesymphony.org. • Tara Performing Arts High School’s Christmas Candlelight Festival. An evening of choral and handbell music to celebrate the season. The community will also be able to sing along with carols and enjoy seasonal music by candlelight. This year’s program features Haydn’s Missa Cellensis in C, Mariazellermesse. Dec. 18, 5, 8 p.m.; Dec. 19, 8 p.m.; Dec. 20, 5, 8 p.m. $14, $9 students seniors and children. St. Mary Magdalene Church, 4775 Cambridge St., Boulder. 303-4435990. www.tarahighschool.org. • P’zazz Children’s Choir and Dynamix vocal Ensemble. Choirs will be joined by the classy and exciting After Midnight Jazz Band. The concert will feature solos, group songs, several songs with the jazz band, and a few selections performed by the After Midnight guys. 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and children under 12. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. www.broomfieldauditorium.com. Dec. 19 • Broomfield Civic Orchestra Rockin’ the Holidays. Celebrate with the style of the Transiberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller. 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students, $4 children children and younger. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. www.broomfieldcivicorchestra.org. • Kindness for Kids. Toy distribution for families in the St. Vrain Valley School District, with low income and very limited access to holiday gifts are eligible to register for toys. Registration forms available online. 8 a.m. Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover St., Longmont. 303-776-2927, Ext. 209. www.christmasofkindness.com. • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can get their requests into Santa by visiting him at this annual event. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.BoulderDowntown.com. Dec. 19-20 • Tchaikowsky’s Nutcracker. Join the Niwot Timberline Symphony and Longmont Dance Theatre for this annual tradition. 1, 7 p.m. Saturday 2 p.m. Sunday. Niwot High School, 8989 E. Niwot Road, Niwot. www.timberlinesymphony.org. Dec. 20 • Scott Von. Free. Left Hand Brewery, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. www.lefthandbrewing.com. • Boulder Chamber Orchestra. Featuring Bonnie Draina, soprano. 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 seniors and students. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. www.boulderchamberorchestra.org. Dec. 22 • Danse Etoile Ballet. Cultural Affairs presents Danse Etoile dance company as they perform an original piece based on this Christmas classic. Danse Etoile cultivates young artists and their productions have won praise throughout metro area. 2 p.m. $5, kids younger than 10 free. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Drive, Broomfield. 303-4645835. www.broomfieldauditorium.com. • Drop-In Science Explorations. Curious about how to approach science with your kids? Join us throughout the winter months for family science fun. Drop-in science explorations are informal hands-on science sessions. 10 a.m.-noon. $7 for children, adults free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N.

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Children’s musician Eric West will perform at the WOW! Children’s Museum for the New Year’s Eve Celebration. (Courtesy Eric West)

• Dec. 14-30 – Scrooge. The classic musical version of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Times vary call for details. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Through Dec. 26 – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Times vary call for details. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Through Jan. 3 - Honk! Days and times vary; call for details. $8-$10. Arvada Center for the Arts and Continued on 94 91


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Paul Nutter, 37, of Evans, checks his time after competing in the 500 freestyle during the Winter Sprinter adult swim meet in 2009 at Centennial Pool. This year’s event is set for Jan. 10, 2010. (Lewis Geyer)

Continued from 91 Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 720898-7200. arvadacenter.org. • Through Jan. 17 – Andrea Modica. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303-443-2122. www.bmoca.org. • Through Jan. 17 – Heather Wilcoxon: The Surface and Beneath. Free. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303443-2122. www.bmoca.org. • Through Jan. 17 – Urban Chicken Coop Projects by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303-443-2122. www.bmoca.org. • Through Jan. 10 – Nuncrackers the Nunsense Christmas Show. Times vary call for details. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-6829980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Through April 25 – Rocky Mountain Elk: A Local History. Exhibit explores elk in Estes Park. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth St., Estes Park. 970-586-6256. www.estesnet.com/museum.

JANUARY EVENTS Jan. 1 • Polar Bear Plunge. Annual plunge into the reservoir to raise funds for different organizations. 10 a.m. registration, noon plunge. Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N. 51 St., Boulder. www.alz.org. Jan. 8 • Second Friday in Downtown Longmont. Art openings, live entertainment and retailer open houses. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Longmont, Main Street, between Third and Sixth Avenue, Longmont. 303-651-8484. www.downtownlongmont.com. Jan. 9 • Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival. 4K walk/run with hot oatmeal breakfast. Certified course, BolderBoulder qualifier, register at www.active.com. Health fair. Free oatmeal baking contest. 7:30 a.m.1 p.m. Free. Downtown Lafayette, South Public Road, between Baseline and Waneka, Lafayette.

Oatie visits with an eager child during the 2006 Lafayette Oatmeal Festival. Quaker Oatmeal is a sponsor of the festival, so Oatie is a great character to mingle among guests at the festivals. (Courtesy Lafayette Chamber)

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303-665-9555. www.lafayettecolorado.com. Jan. 10 • Winter Sprinter sponsored by Longmont Recreation Services. A swim meet just for adults. Registration includes up to five individual events and two relays. 9 a.m. $20 pre-registered, $25 day of event. Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St., Longmont. 303-651-8406. www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec. Jan. 13 • Kindred Spirits Quilt Lecture. The worlds of traditional and contemporary quilts merge in this light-hearted evening. Traditional quilter Jeananne Wright and contemporary quilter Patty Hawkins illustrate how they blended the two genres in a quilt they made together. 7 p.m. $5. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. Jan. 20 • Drop-In Science Explorations. Curious about how to approach science with your kids? Join us throughout the winter months for family science fun. Drop-in science explorations are informal hands-on science sessions. 10 a.m.-noon. $7 for children, adults free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. • Approaches to Critiquing Quilt Art. Lecture with Dr. Sandra Sider, a New York-based author and quilt artist. She will examine how to critique and improve an art quilt using principles of design developed especially for quilts as a form of contemporary art. 7 p.m. $5. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. Jan. 21 • Drop-In Science Explorations. Curious about how to approach science with your kids? Join us throughout the winter months for family science fun. Drop-in science explorations are informal hands-on science sessions. 10 a.m.-noon. $7 for children, adults free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. Jan. 30 • Longmont Symphony Orchestra. Explore the Humor in Music featuring the 2009 Youth Artist Competition winner and the Longmont Youth Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $16, $14 seniors, $12 youth. Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303-772-5796. www.longmontsymphony.org. Ongoing January Events • Jan 15-24 – I Do, I Do. A two-person musical

about marriage, featuring Jesters’ owners Scott and Mary Lou Moore. Times vary call for details. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-6829980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Jan. 29-April 3 – Aida. Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical version of the classic tale. Times vary call for details. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Jan. 29-Feb. 13 – Spoon River Anthology. Imagine opening the old family album and having all of the pictures come to life, and in their own voices tell you their secrets. A musical and revealing exploration of small town life with all of the humor, fears, loves, losses, and triumphs of the human spirit. Days and times vary, call for more information. $15-$17. Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main St., Longmont. 303-772-5200. www.longmonttheatre.org. • Through Jan. 3 - Honk! Days and times vary; call for details. $8-$10. Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 720898-7200. arvadacenter.org. • Through Jan. 4 – Down on the Farm. Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, 1421 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-4433683. www.boulderartsandcrafts.com. • Through Jan. 17 – Andrea Modica. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303-443-2122. www.bmoca.org. • Through Jan. 17 – Heather Wilcoxon: The Surface and Beneath. Free. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303443-2122. www.bmoca.org. • Through Jan. 17 – Urban Chicken Coop Projects by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. 303-443-2122. www.bmoca.org. • Through Jan. 10 – Nuncrackers the Nunsense Christmas Show. Times vary call for details. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-6829980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Through April 25 – Rocky Mountain Elk: A Local History. Exhibit explores elk in Estes Park. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth St., Estes Park. 970-586-6256. www.estesnet.com/museum.

FEBRUARY EVENTS Feb. 12 • Second Friday in Downtown Longmont. Art openings, live entertainment and retailer open houses. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Longmont, Main Continued on 95

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m10/30/2009yTCkkritter Continued from 94 Street, between Third and Sixth Avenue, Longmont. 303-651-8484. www.downtownlongmont.com. • Longmont Artists’s Guild Art Show. Show will include work by artists in a variety of media including oils, watercolor, mixed media, photograph, pastels and sculpture. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon-Thurs; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri-Sat. Free admission. 430 Main St., Longmont. 303-828-3453. www.longmontartistsguild.org. Feb. 14 • Family V-Day: The Montagues and Capulets: Romeo and Juliet. Featuring the music of Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Second Suite, and Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Also featuring the winners of CSMTA piano competition. 2 p.m. $10-$15. Niwot High School, 8989 E. Niwot Road, Niwot. 970-577-1550. www.timberlinesymphony.org. • Valentine’s Day Crafts. Make a special craft for your sweet heart! Valentine’s Day crafts are included with museum admission. All day. $7 for children, adults free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. Feb. 25 • Unity in the Community. Attendees will meet elected officials from state, county, and local levels who influence business development, taxation, and a healthy economic climate throughout Colorado. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Radisson Conference Center, 1860 Industrial Circle, Longmont. 303-682-2752. www.longmontchamber.org. Ongoing February Events • Feb. 20-April 11 – Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, 1972-1981. Photographs capturing

a fascinating, transitional period in country music. Photographer Henry Horenstein captured rising stars like Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, and legends like Tex Ritter and Bill Monroe. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. • Through April 25 – Rocky Mountain Elk: A Local History. Exhibit explores elk in Estes Park. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth St., Estes Park. 970-586-6256. www.estesnet.com/museum. Ongoing Events, Clubs and Happenings • Live Music at Niwot Tavern. Ongoing times and dates. Free. Niwot Tavern, 7960 Niwot Road, Niwot. 303-652-0200. www.niwottavern.com. • Longmont Genealogical Society. Second Wednesday of the month. 1 p.m. First Lutheran Evangelical Church, 803 Third Ave., Longmont. 303-678-5130. • Interfaith Quilters. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Lutheran Evangelical Church, 803 Third Ave. Longmont. 303-684-9796. • MOMS Club of Longmont-East. Offering support and activities for moms and their children of all ages, last Friday of the month. Longmont. 303682-9630. • Foothills Audubon Club meeting. Local birding club meeting. Public welcome. First Monday of the month. 7 p.m. Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Ave., Berthoud. 303-652-2959. • The Art of Beading. Weekday and weekend classes. Prices and time varies. Bead Lounge, 320 Main St., Longmont. 303-678-9966. www.beadlounge.com. • Abrakadoodle Multimedia Art Classes. For children

Hearing HealthCare makes advances For 25 years, Hearing HealthCare Centers has served Boulder county by providing the latest in hearing technology. Dr. Whitney Swander has been with the clinic since May 2000, and purchased both locations of Hearing HealthCare Centers in June 2008. “Recent advances in technology have greatly improved peoples’ experiences with hearing aids, especially in background noise,” she says. Swander says people who have been unsuccessful with hearing aids in the past have been able to benefit from new technologies, due to features that reduce whistling and the plugged-up feeling. In 2007 and 2008, Hearing HealthCare Centers won the Times-Call’s Readers’ Choice award for Best Hearing Center, which Swander attributes to the satisfaction of patient results. Hearing evaluations are typically covered by health insurance, including Medicare. Hearing HealthCare Centers is a preferred provider for many insurance companies including United HealthCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna, among others. Hearing aids are a medical expense that can be paid for with pre-tax dollars. Now is the time of year to plan next year’s expenses. It is recommended that everyone older than 50 receive a baseline hearing test. Call the Longmont office at 1515 Main St., Suite 15 at 303-776-8748, or the Boulder office at 4800 Baseline Road, Suite E-108 at 303-499-3900. Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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EVENTS in kindergarten through grade 5. Wednesdays. 4-5 p.m. Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. 720-564-9287. www.abrakadoodle.com. • Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes. For children age 6 to 12. Tuesdays. 4-5 p.m. Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. 720-5649287. www.abrakadoodle.com. • Saturday Art Experience. Art classes for children age 5 to 12. Pre-registration is required. Second and fourth Saturday of the month. Free. Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. 720-564-9287. www.abrakadoodle.com.

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FUN FOR ALL Sagittarius – Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

Carelessness could get you in trouble. Count your pennies and watch holiday spending. Capricorn – Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

Don’t be afraid to put in extra hours at work. Your boss is watching and your work won’t go unnoticed! Aquarius – Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

Go ahead speak your mind! You’re frankness will earn you points when you help a close friend make a decision. Pisces – Feb. 19 to March 20

You may find yourself seeking something more around the holidays. Dig deep and find your inner worth through volunteer work. Aries – March 21 to April 19

Rise to the challenge that is being presented to you at work or in your personal life. You will not be disappointed. Taurus – April 20 to may 20

Your persistence will pay off soon when the one you have been pursuing will return the favor. Gemini – May 21 to June 21

Hold off on purchasing that one-way ticket to Europe. Your impulsiveness could leave someone in the dust.

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Cancer – June 22 to July 22

Things couldn’t be going any better! Enjoy your wealth and don’t be afraid to spread your joy among others. Leo – July 23 to Aug. 22

ski winter snow recreation snowshoe storm blizzard sledding tubing temperature fireplace gloves boots snowmobile holiday snowflake

A change is right around the corner. Keep your mind open and you may just land your dream job! Virgo – Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

You will be blessed with a new friend who will provide insight into new business endeavors. Libra – Sept. 23 to Oct. 23

Spend that extra money you just got on yourself. Try and relax with a massage or an extra round of golf. Scorpio – Oct. 24 to Nov. 21

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