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Editor’s Note.......................................7 Winter Fun..........................................8


Details on the Longmont Lights activities, the ice pavilion, top sledding spots and more.

Outdoors..........................................10 Gear up for cross country skiing.

Business..........................................12 Longmont meets Egypt in new downtown shop.

Pets.................................................14 Local author shares her connection with a pet.

Lifestyle............................................16 Get a strike with the game of bowling.

Fashion............................................18 Find the perfect fit denim.

Dining Out........................................20 Experience Kansas City-style barbecue at The Rib House.

Spotlight...........................................28 Youth discovers the world through art and words.

Health..............................................30 Chiropractic options, bamboo massage, vitamin boosters and how to beat the winter blues.

Community.......................................34 Men find harmony in Longs Peak Chorus.

Home Front......................................38 Screens add a touch of style and privacy.

Food................................................40 Find comfort in your favorite foods.

Community.......................................43 Enjoy a heaping bowl of oatmeal at annual festival.

Recreation......................................52 Check out local parks, greenways and golf courses.



Events........................................55 Longmont Information...........67 Fun for All.....................68


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On the Cover Kelly Schneider settles into comfort to read a book at her home. Photo by Paul Litman

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Finding Comfort People find comfort in a variety of things. For some it’s a favorite pair of jeans, and for others it’s a heaping bowl of macaroni and cheese. For me, comfort is coming home at the end of a day to my dog, who greets me at the door with a tail wagging in circles so fast that it could probably propel him into another room. On most days, Dirk welcomes me home carrying a big bone or his favorite toy as he nuzzles it close to me hoping I’ll try to grab it, trying to provoke a game of “You’ll Never Get Me!” It’s his daily ritual, as he’s already spent the day on the couch and is looking forward to quality play time with my husband and I. However, getting in the house is not always an easy task, as our 2-year-old chocolate lab weighs a whoppin’ 100 pounds, packing a punch of energy into every movement he makes. The quick powerful way of his otter-like tail can catch you off guard in an instant, leaving you wondering if you were stung by a powerful bite. The past two years have been interesting to say the least, with a puppy who can easily eat us out of house and home. With two hefty-sized meals a day, and a couple of treats, you’d think he’d be filled up, but he’s always thinking with his stomach and following me around the kitchen just hoping I’ll drop something. We’ve quickly learned you don’t say the word FOOD unless you’re ready to indulge him! My parents say Dirk has taken over our home, ruling the roost as if he pays the mortgage. He’s pretty good at training and following commands, but our hearts aren’t able to kick him off the sofa after he steals a vacant spot. I know what he’s thinking — “you left, the spot is free game!” Dirk is one of the family, adding to the comfort of our lives. No matter what our day dealt us, his happy gestures and gentle nudges can wipe our slate clean, giving us the opportunity to put things aside for another day and focus on a little TLC for our pup. Kristi Ritter, Special Sections Editor



Lights, Parade & Santa

“It’s a beautiful night,” Santa says to people lining Main Street for the Hometown Holiday Parade in Longmont last year. This year’s parade is Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. downtown. The parade is part of the holiday celebration called Longmont Lights, which is presented by the businesses of downtown Longmont, the city of Longmont and the Longmont Downtown Development Authority. The festivities run Dec. 5 through 14 and include the lighting of Roosevelt Park, free carriage rides, holiday movie showings, ice show, a dance, the Rose Garden light show and more. With food, fun and entertainment, it’s the perfect way to catch the holiday spirit. Find out more about this year’s happenings in the Calendar of Events on page 57. (Joshua Buck/Times-Call)

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Crafting Season With the holidays near, now is the perfect time to select some handcrafted gifts for those special people on your list. Whether you take a class and create something unique, or leave the creation to a professional and select from their wonderful creations, it’s sure to bring delight to those who receive it. Be sure to check out some local crafters on page 64.

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Here are some of the favorite places to go sledding in Longmont. 1. Sunset Middle School — By the old cemetery at the top of the hill, across from Ken Pratt Boulevard 2. Skyline High School — 1600 E. Mountain View Ave. 3. Garden Acres Park — By 21st Avenue, the small hill on the ditch side

Ready, Set, SKATE The ice is being made and soon people will be able to glide over it on skates at the Roosevelt Park Ice Pavilion. The city of Longmont is shooting for a Nov. 15 opening for the ice rink, and so far things are right on track. Barry Faussett helps his son, Nolan, 4, up After last from the ice on Dec. year’s late 22, 2007. (Joshua opening due to Buck/Times-Call) city funding, Sue Jacobson, recreation center supervisor for the city, says there were minimal increases in fees this year to help generate revenue, and the rink will also begin offering lessons and clinics for youth and adults in skating and hockey. The ice rink will offer public skating seven days a week, as well as drop-in hockey games, lessons and clinics. For a complete list of days, times and activities, visit www.ci.longmont.co.us and search for ice rink. Skate rentals are available, but people can also bring their own and even have them sharpened. Private skate rentals are also an option for parties, schools and group gatherings. Admission & Fees Resident fee listed first, followed by non-resident, which is outside city limits. • Children younger than 2 free • Children (ages 2-5): $4.50, $5.50 • Youth (ages 6-17): $5, $6 • Adult (ages 18-54): $5.50, $6.50 • Senior (ages 55 & up): $5, $6 • Skate Rental: $3 • Skate Sharpening: $8 Skating passes are also available for all ages, families and couples. Visit www.ci.longmont.co.us for pricing.

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“I Just Don’t Believe in That…”

This is especially important if you are self-employed. And, an entire week of care in my office may cost what you could pay for one visit elsewhere.

Dear friend,

When I meet people in town, they usually say “I know you, you’re Dr. Jess. I’ve seen your ad with that picture of you and that cute little girl.” Well, I have changed up the photo to introduce you to my new doctor and office manager!

You Benefit from a Unique Offer- If you bring in this article (by Dec. 15th 2008) you will receive our entire new patient exam for $50. My usual fee ranges between $150 and $250. Further care is very affordable and you’ll be happy to know that I have affordable family plans.

Let me tell you my story. By the way, I’m the gal on the right in this picture. 12 years ago when I was a freshman in college taking pre-med courses, I developed allergies which led to chronic sinus infections. My medical doctor put me on some really powerful drugs, but nothing was helping. The infections kept getting stronger and so did the doses of antibiotics. I was so sick for so long that my parents took me out of school so I could focus on getting healthy. A friend of mine convinced me to give chiropractic a try, but I just didn’t believe in it! Out of desperation, I went to see him. The chiropractor did an exam, took some films, and “adjusted” my spine, and it felt so good! I FINALLY got relief from the terrible pressure in my sinuses. It worked so well that I have never had another sinus infection NOR allergies in over 12 years… and I went to chiropractic college, instead of medical school, as I had planned. Dr. Eric’s experience with “just not believing in that…” When I was 12 years old, I fell from a chair while horsing around with my friends and landed right on my tailbone. I was in agonizing pain, so much that it prevented me from running, playing basketball, and even sitting at school. For MONTHS, my mom took me to every doctor around and they all said the same thing. “You just need to take some pain medication. There is nothing wrong with you.” My mom grew tired of the same story but was hesitant when her friend suggested a chiropractor because “she just didn’t believe in it”. As a last resort she took me and the chiropractor examined me, took some x-rays, and with a “hmm right there is your problem” we had our answer. A severely misaligned vertebra was causing pressure on the nerves in my low

“It shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to correct your health” You should know about our qualifications, so there is NO misunderstanding about the quality of care we provide. Dr. Jess is a graduate of the University of Florida and Cleveland Chiropractic College and Dr. Eric is a graduate of Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania and Life University College of Chiropractic. Both are prestigious 4 year programs. We have been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to pro-athletes alike. We just have a lower fee so that MORE people can get the care they need. back. A few adjustments later, I was back doing all the things that 12 year olds should be doing without pain! This experience led me to become a chiropractor myself years later. Years ago chiropractic saved us both from chronic pain and a life of medications. It’s funny how life is because now we help people like us, as well as people with headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder/ arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few. By no means is Chiropractic a cure all, but we can adjust the misalignments in the spine to bring your body back in balance and to allow you to heal! Millions of Americans no longer have health insurance, and those who do have found that their benefits are reduced. That’s where chiropractic comes in. Many people find that they actually save money on their health care expenses by seeing a chiropractor. Studies show that chiropractic may double your immune capacity naturally, without drugs. The immune system fights colds, the flu, and other sicknesses. So you may not be running off to the doctor as much.

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Peter and Patsy Shaffer of Longmont ski down Fifth Avenue after a powerful snowstorm on Dec. 21, 2006. Experts said it was the city’s biggest storm in 25 years, with 23.7 inches of snow recorded, making it ideal for cross country skiing. (Richard M. Hackett/Times-Call) Left: Gear from Echelon Spokes and Slopes in Lafayette. Salomon Equipe 9 Classic skis, $269.95. Swix Alulite poles, $64.95. Alpina Skate boots, $264.95. (Paul Litman/Times-Call)

Gliding Cross Country Described by many as the world’s best aerobic workout, cross country skiing (aka Nordic skiing or XC skiing) combines a simultaneous arm and leg fitness routine that works the entire body. And because it’s a low-impact sport, it’s great for people of any age. Cross country skiing differs from alpine or downhill skiing in that in XC only the toe of the boot is attached to the ski to allow the skier to climb and move across country. In alpine skiing, the entire foot is locked to the ski. Unlike alpine skiing, cross country doesn’t require trails, a lift ticket or the sometimes costly equipment associated with downhill. While equipment can be purchased for a relatively low price — about $350 for boots, skis and polls — it can also be rented. In addition to the equipment, all you need is waterproof pants, gloves, a hat and layers for warmth. JD Whitney, owner of Echelon Spokes & Slopes in Lafayette, says rentals start as low as $15 a day at his shop, which makes checking out local backcountry areas a relatively


inexpensive day trip. Whitney suggests great local backcountry locations such as the Indian Peaks Wilderness and the Sourdough trail off the Peak to Peak Highway. If you’re looking for groomed trails, check out nordic centers, including the Boulder Nordic Center (www.bouldernordic.org), Eldora Mountain Resort (www.eldora .com/nordiccenter) and Devil’s Thumb Ranch (www.devilsthumb ranch.com) near Winter Park, Colo. For cross country skiing here in Longmont, people can glide down the fairways at public golf courses for a total body workout. According to the city’s Director of Golf, Larry Mills, Sunset, Ute Creek and Twin Peaks golf courses allow cross country skiing down the fairways. They just ask people to keep off tees and greens. While lessons are available at many nordic centers to learn the essentials, cross country skiing is as simple as walking with skis while gliding cross country.

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Local shop aims to educate community on Egyptian art Nestled in downtown Longmont is Discoveries Ancient Arts, a local shop where residents can encounter what they once thought they could only see on the History Channel — handcrafted Egyptian art. As you step into the store you are immediately transported to an unknown culture and time, as you are visually graced with hand-crafted Egyptian art that includes statues, hand-painted papyrus, pharonic and personalized cartouche jewelry, hand-blown glass, tapestries and hand-carved alabaster vases. All art and personalized jewelry comes directly from Egypt, where owner Steve Collins travels a couple of times a year to gather art and hand-crafts, each with a story of their own. While the store is new to Longmont, it has a long history and celebrates its 28th anniversary in November. Collins, who owns and operates the store with his wife Marlene, came up with the concept with a college friend in 1979 when they traveled the Middle East together. In order to pay for the three-month trip, Collins and his friend decided to gather art pieces and sell them on their return to the states. “I can’t say it was a Continued on 13 One of many Fiberglas replica stone statues sold at Discoveries Ancient Arts. Above, top to bottom: Pam Delzell helps customer Julia Ann Gines at Discoveries Ancient Arts. A replica of a Stone Stela sits on a mantel.


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Right: Discoveries Ancient Art has many replicas of ancient art from Egypt. Below: Hand blown perfume bottles from Egypt are available at Discoveries Ancient Art.

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reasonable success,” he says. “We weren’t making any money, but everyone liked it.” Despite the lacking success Collins encountered, something continued to draw him to the arts of the Middle East and he continued to sell pieces. In 1980, they decided to start a business, called Middle East Imports. The imports were mostly sold door-to-door, with little success. So by September 1980, they decided to open a retail store, and Discoveries Ancient Arts opened its doors to the public in Virginia. Again, the idea was well received, but financially it was not successful, and Collins' partners left. Despite the set back, Collins stuck with it and in 1986 attended a trade show for museum gift shops where he was well received. This started what would be the wholesale part of his business. A couple of other big breaks helped put Collins on the map when a major mail-order catalog approached him about putting in his personalized cartouche jewelry. Within three months the catalog sold 4,400 cartouches, where Collins had been selling 400 in a year. “It blew me away,” he says. “It swamped us and all of a sudden we were doing big business.” The cartouche jewelry was also picked up by The Museum Company, which placed them in 100 stores, making the cartouche a full-time job. In 1990, Collins closed the retail store to concentrate solely on the wholesale business. After 10 years at the top, the dream Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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dwindled when the catalog sold out to Target and The Museum Company went bankrupt. But despite the big hit, Collins’ Discoveries Ancient Arts was still known for the best Egyptian crafts for museum gift shops around the country. While wholesale, museums, catalogs, gift shops and educators around the world have been the major source of income for Discoveries Ancient Arts, Collins and Marlene felt it was time to open up a small retail shop again to sell some of the art pieces they had collected in their warehouse in Virginia. Longmont became the decided location after the Collins family moved from Virginia to Hygiene after September 11, 2001. Collins hopes to be able to continue his mission and educate the public about how this ancient art is made and the families behind the pieces. “Our mission is to connect the end [customer] with the source [artist] as much as possible,” he says. “I know it is an unattainable goal because they will never see it in person, but we still work for it.” Collins also hopes he can share a little bit of the Egyptian culture he has grown to love and know so well with the Longmont community. “The modern culture is really part of what has drawn me back — it’s like we have a second family there,” he says. “And the antiquities are a big attraction — I’ve been 185 times and each time they get more incredible.”

“Our mission is to connect the end [customer] with the source [artist] as much as possible.” Steve Collins, owner of Discoveries Ancient Arts

Take a tour of Egypt and embark on a journey at Discoveries Ancient Arts, 321 Main St., Longmont. For more information, call 303-532-4595 or visit www.egyptianimports.com.



A Story of Love


Local author finds herself through Maggie the Dog Having a special bond with an animal is a special feeling that can last a lifetime, even beyond death. Dawn Kairns, author of “Maggie: The Dog Who Changed My Life,” explores this in her book and how her black lab, Maggie, helped her find her place in the world, both personally and professionally. In the beginning, Kairns’ goal wasn’t to write a book, but to express herself and cope with her grief by writing about Maggie. “The only way for me to cope with my grief was to write about it and keep Maggie’s memories alive,” she says. “I wanted

to write about how she woke me up in different ways.” Through her writing journey, Kairns was able to build on things she had learned from Maggie, especially about what in life is important. “Writing has brought me back to people connections,” she says. “The book journey is a constant reminder to learn about what is important in life. It has pushed me beyond my comfort zone and expanded me into a whole new world of focus and following my intuition.”

Dawn Kairns and Maggie

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Maggie, who for Kairns was a once-in-a-lifetime dog, taught her that dogs are intelligent, emotional beings who can sense our thoughts. Kairns fondly remembers “wait-a-minute moments” when it felt like Maggie knew what she was thinking before she said anything out loud. This special connection is what has pushed Kairns to delve into her personal self and listen to her heart. In the book, Kairns takes readers Book Signing on a journey of self-discovery when Nov. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Maggie’s health becomes comproBorders Bookstore mised. While Kairns knew deep down 1101 S. Hover St. from dreams she was having about Longmont Maggie being in danger that something was wrong with her faithful friend, she suffers through not wanting to know the truth. When Maggie succumbs to thyroid cancer, Kairns learns how important it is to trust your intuition and the power of dreams. The depth of the bond Kairns and Maggie felt for one another opens up doors for readers to delve into themselves and imagine loosing their own beloved animals. “There was such a purity about Maggie that through our journey together I became more real. I dropped roles and fears about what others thought. I became more honest with my family interactions and in my relationships.” While Maggie helped Kairns open up and free herself, she also helped her follow her dream of writing — “sixth sense” connections between herself and Maggie compelled Kairns to share them so others might look for them with their own dogs. Dog lovers everywhere, and for those who have been lucky enough to experience that special bond with an animal, will find the magical journey between Kairns and Maggie touching. When Kairns thinks about Maggie she realizes how lucky she was to be able to experience what she did with her. “The depth of loss is huge and it is different for everyone, but I think it can be deeper than human loss or as deep for some,” she says. “Your pet is your family and sometimes because of the depth of the human-animal bond, the grief can be even more intense.” Dawn Kairns has made Colorado her home for more than 30 years and now resides in Boulder. For more information or to order a copy of “Maggie the Dog Who Changed My Life”, visit www.dawnkairns.com. Copies can also be purchased at Borders in Longmont, Boulder Bookstore, Tattered Cover and Amazon.com.

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Bowling A recreational sport for the ages STORY BY SUMMER STAIR PHOTOS BY PAUL LITMAN

Jody Santarelli bowls for the River City Welding team during Longmont women’s bowling league play at Centennial Lanes.


If you hear a loud WHOOP! at Centennial Lanes Bowling Center in Longmont, there’s a good chance it is Kimberly Forsgeren celebrating a strike. Forsgeren, who has been an avid bowler at Centennial Lanes for the past six years, discovered she loved the self-competitive sport after she got her 86-year-old father involved in play there. “I just love the self-competition of bowling — I am very competitive with myself,” she says. “And I love to see others having fun.” Centennial Lanes has become more for Forsgeren than a place to bowl, but has become a gathering place for family and friends — almost a home away from home. “It’s about camaraderie. Everyone cheers each other on and there is a familiarness of people who go there — it’s fun to watch the little kids and adults bowl and have fun together.” Carol Angstead, co-owner of Centennial Lanes, says bowling has stuck around for so long because it appeals to all ages and just about anyone can bowl. The nostalgic feeling of a bowling alley is another reason community members keep coming back. Bowling alleys have become a staple of most communities and it is always a great place to meet new people or to get to know more about a community, Angstead says. Forsgeren couldn’t agree more and loves that she can walk into Centennial Lanes and see four or five generations having fun together. “It’s such a friendly place — I feel like everyone there are my friends.” Forsgeren has even extended her love for the sport to include league play. Every Friday she bowls on a women’s league and on a co-ed winter league with her husband. The leagues offer something fun and different then just bowling a game or two.

It offers individuals and couples a way to spend time together, away from the outside world. “It’s a chance for me and my husband to play together — we talk, we rehash things from the day and we have fun,” she says. “We’re there and we’re together, it’s very therapeutic.” For Forsgeren league play and bowling also offers her a chance to network her business and get to know people on a personal basis. “You can market and have fun. I use it as a catchall for life in general.” Centennial Lanes Leagues League play isn’t just for those who are competitive at heart, but for those who want the chance to bowl for a little friendly competition. Angstead says league play is popular and she has seen many people make friends for life on leagues. Jeff Dageenakis, who has been bowling at Centennial Lanes since 1993, says the most appealing part about bowling is the friendships that develop there. “I really enjoy it because you meet a lot of people and I’ve gained so many friends,” he says. “It’s about having fun with the guys, getting out with friends and having a good time.” While Dageenakis enjoys the competition the scratch leagues offer him, it wouldn’t have the same appeal without the strong, lasting friendships. “It’s just a night out with a bunch of friends.” Centennial Lanes offers leagues year-round that include coed, men, women, youth, handicap, seniors and those seeking some hard-core competition. Winter leagues start in the fall and run from August to April, and spring leagues generally start in May. Most leagues also offer people the chance to join at any time. Continued on 17 Winter 2008

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For those who are 55 and older, organized open play is every Tuesday and Wednesday and offers a little more flexibility. While it is played similar to a league with a tournament once a month, participants don’t have to show up on a weekly basis. There is something even available to those who are young at heart. Kids can begin in youth leagues as young as age 3. These leagues include instructional and scholarship leagues, which can help kids start building scholarship money up at a young age. Thunder Alley and Moonlight Bowling Bowl and dance the night away at Thunder Alley Midnight Madness on Friday nights and Moonlight Bowling on Saturdays at Centennial Lanes. This state-of-the-art glow bowling experience allows bowlers the chance to play under black lights and disco balls with fog, light shows and music.

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Tracy’s Illegal Babyback ribs with a side of red skin mashed potatoes and spicy barbecue pit beans. Top: Matt's Combo Meal includes a hickory smoked sandwich with your choice of sides. (Paul Litman/Times-Call)

and offers a fun, family atmosphere. The restaurant seats 160 people and when the weather is nice customers can enjoy their dining experience on the patio. Diners will more than likely encounter Tracy and Merry Ann behind the counter on most days, as they love to be in the bustle of things. Growing up in Kansas City has allowed Tracy and Merry Ann to share their knowledge of barbecue with Colorado and so far the reception has been good. The Rib House has expanded its market to include an online store where customers can order sauces, rubs and T-shirts. It’s sauces can even be found on shelves at King Soopers, City Market and 25 Colorado Whole Foods locations. And its catering business is doing better than ever. Where they will go from here? No one really knows. “All of this hard work is rewarding because we are making people happy,” Tracy says. “By bringing people to The Rib House, we hope it helps bring people to Longmont.” Winter 2008

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on Francis Street near Longmont High School, you can easily stop by and take your meal home. With a full menu of Italian classics, pasta, calzones and sandwiches, Ryan says a favorite among patrons continues to be the traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Next to that you won’t want to miss their specialty ravioli’s which blend together unique tastes and combinations. For lunch Ragazzi’s Grinder sandwiches continue to be popular offering a variety of tastes in a bundle value for around $8.

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Making sense of the world with art and words


iscovering the world around her through art and words helps Erie Elementary fifth-grader Serena Zwart-Schafer express herself. Someday Serena hopes to use her artistic abilities and unique way with words to illustrate and write her own book. — SUMMER STAIR

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Q: When did you start writing and drawing? A: I started getting into it at the end of the third grade. I have loved drawing since kindergarten, but my writing is really starting to come out. It allows me to express myself.

Q: Do you like to write or draw better? A: I think I like them about the same. With writing you get to express yourself. To write and illustrate my own book would be my dream now. Writing is more personal, and drawing I can let everyone look at.

Q: What do you hope to do with your talent some day? A: Mostly I would like to write and illustrate my own children’s book. Since my parents are divorced I could come out with a parental book on my own experience, too.

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Q: What inspires you to draw and write? A: I take everything in around me and when I put it on paper it comes out in drawing and writing.

Q: What are your other hobbies? A: I like to play volleyball. I am a sports person and I like to watch football and Nascar. Reading is really, really fun and I like to hang out on my bed and listen to the Beatles. And I just got into snowboarding. I hope it snows soon.

Q: Who do you look up to? A: Mrs. Champion, my art teacher, is a role model for me because she is a really, really talented artist. And she is a teacher and I am proud of her for that. I look up to Mr. Garcia, too, because he was the best teacher ever. Mom and Dad, my stepdad Dan, and my sisters and brothers for supporting me. These people make my day when I see them.

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Ward off the Winter With Vitamin Boosters The winter time is notorious for colds, viruses, runny noses and sore throats. We’ve all heard about ways to beat the flu, but here are a couple natural supplements Heather Isely from Vitamin Cottage recommends that can help keep the sniffles to a minimum. Vitamin D — This one tops Isely’s list as Vitamin D levels in the blood drop to their lowest during the cold and flu season. “Vitamin D is necessary for the immune system to function optimally,” she says. Zinc — This immune booster is available in the form of lozenges or pills. A sore throat lozenge can help relieve pain or scratchiness. Echinacea — This age old remedy is an immune booster that is available at most pharmacies and health stores. It can help ward off winter colds, as well as shorten the duration of a cold if you’ve already contacted it. Vitamin C — Now available in lozenges, pills, chewables and more, Vitamin C is a known immune booster. Beat the blues this

winter by taking a Vitamin C drop to help with sore throats and put you on the road to a healthy winter. Emergen-C — This popular drink mix comes in a variety of flavors. It’s main ingredient Vitamin C is what helps keep your immune system healthy. Many winter travelers will drink emergen-C before taking a trip as it helps make your immune system stronger and narrows your chances of picking up a cold with all the germs floating around. This drink can be served hot or cold. Elderberry Extract — Phytonutrients in elderberry extract have been shown to be directly antiviral against all strains of the virus, myxoviruses influenzae that causes the flu. N-Acety-Cystein (NAC) — In order for this to be the most effective it must be taken daily. It is particularly good at reducing the buildup of nasal discharge. Studies show NAC doesn’t prevent people from catching the flu, but reduces symptoms to the point most people don’t know they have it. — JENNY DEPPER

Going Green with Massage Sunflower Spa in Longmont is ahead of the game with a new massage technique that uses bamboo rods for a relaxing experience. All eight massage therapists at the spa are certified to perform bamboo massage, which is similar to a regular massage, except that different sized bamboo rods are warmed to 60 degrees and then kneaded along the back. The bamboo technique increases blood circulation throughout the body. The emphasis for a bamboo massage is on relaxation, decreasing stress levels and relieving tension in muscles, says Patrice vonMetzger, owner. Also new in November is a bamboo pedicure that incorporates techniques from the massage into the process to massage the feet, toes and calf muscle. “It’s a great way to introduce people to the bamboo massage through the pedicure,” vonMetzger says. For more information, contact Sunflower Spa at 303-485-1390.


Alternative Medicine A Look at Chiropractic Lower back pain making it difficult to move around as much as you’d like? Looking to do some mind body wellness following the holidays? Two chiropractic clinics in Longmont are informing patients of the perks of chiropractic care and the preventative techniques it offers. Align Chiropractic Center This family owned practice is a husband and wife team. Dr. Kevin Mikalaitis specializes in the Palmer style of chiropractic. “Palmer is traditional chiropractic, where we use hands on manual manipulation, and restore motion back to the joints,” Mikalaitis says. Preventative and wellness techniques are more affordable than you might think, and are available as well as what Mikalaitis calls, “A tune up when you feel like you are in need.” Whether you are in pain, or are working on preventing injuries the Palmer style of chiropractic could be an alternative choice for you. Rackley Chiropractic Healing Center Dr. Jane E. Rackley is new in town and is certified in reconnective healing. “Reconnective healing has no simple way to explain it, but it is an energy based form of care,” Rackley says. She focuses on working with the nervous system and releasing stress. “Patients get what they need out of the healing, and it is different results for every person,” Rackley says. For a newer form of chiropractic care, reconnective healing may be an option.

Nail technicians perform bamboo massages as part of the new bamboo pedicure offered at Sunflower Spa in Longmont. (Courtesy of Sunflower Spa)

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Winter blues getting you down? The sun is sinking below the snow caps of the Front Range and the days are getting shorter; a far cry from the fun of summer and late night barbecues. But, just because the winter blues are rolling around again doesn’t mean you have to be a victim. Family nurse practitioner Diane P. Smith, of Rocky Mountain Family Practice in Longmont, suggests some tips for beating the winter woes and keeping up a positive attitude through the Colorado cold. Tip 1 — Let in the sunshine! Whether you take a winter walk during the sunny hours or just open your drapes, a little sunshine on your face can boost your seretonin levels. “Seretonin comes from the sun and if we aren’t getting enough, our seretonin levels can decrease, which can be a cause of depression,” Smith says. Tip 2 — Maintain healthy behavior. Smith suggests keeping a good body weight, washing your hands, taking vitamins, seeing your doctor and getting a flu shot. Tip 3 — Maintain normal sleep. Getting up on time in the morning is important to keeping a schedule. Sleeping and oversleeping can suggest a depressive behavior. Tip 4 — Exercise your mind and body. Give your mind a workout by doing puzzles, Sudoku or reading a book. There are also many exercise opportunities for your body come wintertime. You can enjoy the outdoors with snowshoeing or skiing, take a winter walk, hit the gym or start an indoor regimen with interesting workout videos. Tip 5 — Keep a schedule. Staying in a daily rhythm is important to staying positive during the winter. Making a schedule and sticking to it will make your days go by more flawlessly. Tip 6 — Make time for family fun. Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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Interacting with family members, and having fun together can take your mind off the winter blues. Smith suggests putting out a big puzzle, doing crafts, cooking together or going to sports games for family members. Tip 7 — Dress appropriately if you’re headed outside. Staying warm and cozy during the winter is half the battle. Be sure to dress in layers, protect your head and ears from the cold, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Tip 8 — Socialize! Put yourself out there. Whether you decide to Smith have people over for the game, meet a friend for coffee or want to meet new coworkers, spending time with others can boost your blues. Tip 9 — Be organized. We all feel less stressed when we are organized. Make sure to stay on top of your to do list, and stay focused on work that needs to be done. Tip 10 — Be mindful of limitations. Physical, financial and mental limitations can put people in a funk, especially during the winter. Don’t overspend during the holidays, plan an overtaxing workout, or pile too much onto your plate. Smith’s secret: There are people who are going to love the winter, and want to sit by the fire, drink hot cocoa, and hang out after a long day of building snowmen. There are also people who are going to hate the winter, and see it as a slushy, cold, crumby time of year that only brings bad driving conditions. The key to the winter is to develop a positive mind set and there are things we can do to make the winter more happy, like the suggestions on this list. If you still feel depressed after trying a few of the tips, see your physician for suggestions and an exam. — JENNY DEPPER 31


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60 Years of Harmony BY KRISTI RITTER

While Bob Grigsby has never had formal vocal training, he’s been singing since junior high. While attending the University of Maryland, he and his fraternity brothers started a small singing group that would go around to sorority houses and perform on the front steps. But in those days, the singing had to be wrapped up before curfew.

panied four-part harmony that perfectly blends the tones. The Washington, D.C., barbershop chapter allowed for all kinds of singing for the large choruses and smaller quartets, which gave the men a little more versatility in performance, and greater flexibility in where you could sing. Grigsby sings tenor, requiring David Waddell gets everyone on the him to hit some higher tones. “I After class, he’d head over to right key during rehearsal at St. believe that if you sing tenor or a local barbershop group Stephens Episcopal Church in Longmont. (Paul Litman/Times-Call) baritone, you can always find rehearsal, listening intently to Main photo of Rocky Mountain work,” he says. “Although, men the sounds and harmony District’s annual convention and competition in Colorado Springs. want to sing baritone or bass. I coming from their voices. It (Courtesy of Steve Zimmermann) think it’s a man thing.” didn’t take long before he joined, adding his voice to a Singing in the groups has takdiverse group of barbershoppers, a term used en Grigsby to a variety of locations throughout to describe the style of music sung in unaccomContinued on 35


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Jim Cole, the Longs Peak Chorus assistant director, warms up the group before practice at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Longmont. Below: Chris Vaughan, director, conducts practice as singers go over some holiday music they will be singing this season. (Paul Litman/Times-Call)

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his 58 years in a barbershop chorus, but the wildest place in which he’s sung has to be Carnegie Hall, the ultimate musical location in New York. “When you’re on that stage and looking at all of those balconies, it’s pretty inspiring and a real thrill,” he says. Grigsby joined the Longs Peak Chorus in Longmont in 1965, and although he’s not the oldest member of the group, he does carry the record for the most years of involvement in a barbershop group. “It’s probably one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever been involved with. When you’ve got voices that are in tune with chords ringing, there’s nothing like that thrill.” Longs Peak Chorus member Dave Waddell agrees. “When you get four parts in the perfect pitch and the hair stands up on your arm, Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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you know you’re right on,” he says. Waddell started his 40th year in a barbershop chorus in October, but says his first solo was at the age of 5. He also sings in a local church choir, which led him to his first barbershop group. The Longs Peak Chorus is made up of 55 members of the Longmont chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, an organization with approximately 33,000 members, 820 chapters and 2,500 quartets worldwide. As part of the Rocky Mountain District, the Longmont chapter was founded in 1948 by a local quartet named The Swedes, marking 2008 as the 60th anniversary of the group’s founding. The chorus has grown since its humble beginning, with a surge of 14 new members in 2007 ranging from age 10 to 80. Members come from every kind of background, including doctors, farmers, bankers, mechanics and

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students. While some are trained singers, many are not and simply enjoy the idea of getting together with friends. Gerry Swank, president of the Longs Peak Chorus, says, “We’re there to have fun, have a good time, build relationships and sing for our own enjoyment.” The singers enjoy getting to know new and old members alike, but embrace new members who learn the unique four-part music they sing. “A person doesn’t have to show up and be a professional in three hours. We make it easy for them to learn,” he says. Songs are usually pretty recognizable and are primarily traditional music ranging from Broadway show tunes to country, patriotic, gospel and love ballads. Swank, who has been involved in a barbershop group for 14 years, has seen the chorus change and grow throughout the years, due in part to the directors who’ve lead them. The current director, Chris Vaughn, started singing barbershop at age 13, going on to sing with international choruses. His quartet, Gotcha!, became the International Quartet Champion in 2004 and continues to perform internationally. That year, Vaughn took over as director

Bob Plass sings bass during rehearsals at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Longmont. The chorus meets weekly to practice for annual concerts, as well as competitions. (Paul Litman/Times-Call)

of the Longs Peak Chorus, earning the group the title of Most Improved Chorus in 2004 and 2005 at the Rocky Mountain District contests, an honor that no other chorus has achieved in the nine-state district, says Waddell. Swank adds, “Directors are key to understanding barbershop harmony, and Chris can really make our songs sound spectacular.” Competitions occur in the spring and fall, with the spring primarily qualifying quartets to go to international contests, and the fall including choruses and quartets. Groups are scored on how they entertain, the music and their interpretation. Within the Longmont chapter there are four quartets that sing at various locations with or without the chorus, including conferences, club meetings, nursing homes, parties and more. Waddell says barbershop singing is often a stress reducer for many men because after a long day at work, an evening among friends singing favorite songs will put a smile on their faces and lift their spirits. “The music is central to our meetings, but there is a lot of fellowship and friendship involved.”

Gene Melick sings lead, which is the melody, in the Longs Peak Chorus. (Paul Litman/Times-Call)


The Longs Peak Chorus is always seeking new members. Rehearsals are every Monday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1303 S. Bross Lane in Longmont. For more information, contact Dave Waddell at 303-678-9967 or visit www.harmonize.com/longmont.

See Them Per form The Longs Peak Chorus has some signature annual events, including holiday caroling, singing Valentines and a large spring concert. • Christmas Show — Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 350 11th Ave. in Longmont. • Decking the Halls — Caroling during the holidays will take members into the community to share their talents at places like nursing homes, hospitals and children’s homes. • Singing Valentines — Valentine’s Day is the best day of the year for members of the quartets as they deliver singing Valentines Feb. 13 to 15 to people’s sweethearts for a fee. • Spring Show — May 16, 2009 at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium in Longmont.

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Screen Spotlight

Folding screens add style, function as must-have accessories BY KRISTI RITTER


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rom shabby chic to modern flair, there is an entire selection of screens (aka room dividers) that make their way into homes, infusing a space with character and style. While a screen’s versatile function makes for interesting uses, the options are endless in ways to incorporate them into a space, say sisters Erica Eggers and Cassy Potestio, co-owners of a new shop opening Nov. 13 in Longmont called Real Deals Home Decor. Screens add privacy to a room and easily hide that office project in progress, but they can be used as a headboard, hung as wall art or even placed in a corner as a backdrop for the room. In a child’s bedroom, screens work great to create a cozy reading area or a fashion changing station for adventurous youth. Their uses work well in many homes or offices because of the variety of materials they’re made from, including wood, metal and fabric — all of which can be easily updated to reflect a new style or color, Eggers says. “A quick switch of the

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fabric and new upholstery tacks can completely transform it.” Accessorizing the screens can also update the look, from a new splash of paint, pockets sewn or attached by Velcro to hold fun treasures, wallpaper patterns or a decoupage of photos. Also transform them by adding colored glass for a mystical view. Screens also add dimension and height to a room, ranging from chest height shutter-style screens to 8-foot room dividing pieces. But screens are not limited to indoors, as many screens are used to help define outdoor living spaces, says Potestio. “Screens add a little privacy outdoors, which is where we’ve seen a lot of growth in their use.” They can even be customized with plant hangers to display beautiful flowers and greenery. Screens will be used throughout the new store to define separate spaces and create a vision for people to interpret in their own homes. Eggers and Potestio agree that screens provide a focal point in a room, but finding the perfect style and taste that suits your home will become a mission in itself. Tucked away in a new warehouse, Real Deals Home Decor will open Nov. 13 at 333 First Ave. in Longmont. They will be open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out their products at www.realdeals.net.

Add some custom class to a room with the Shoji Folding Screen. Solid ramin wood frames outline this screen with a non-woven fabric backing and brass-plated metal hinges. This screen is available in four finishes — black, white, cherry and natural — and four sizes — from three to six panels. JCPenney, $169, jcp.com. Far left: Warm colors highlight this Hobnail Floor Screen that is finished in a combination of weathered reds, mossy greens and sandy browns with gold and burnished black accents and woven reed details. American Furniture Warehouse, $247.88, www.jakejabs.com.

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Comfort Foods

A little taste of home hamburger surprise and cinnamon rolls to name a few — that remind me of home and comfort. I have tried my hand at these signature dishes of my Mom’s, and have failed at delivering to the table the same texture and taste of childhood I distinctly remember. Now that I have my own family, I have started some traditions of my own and continuously get requests for my green chile and chicken and homemade pizza. So whether it is a steaming bowl of soup or satisfying treat, a dish prepared by you or by someone else, there is nothing better then settling down for the evening with a food that doesn’t just melt in your mouth, but extends a warm inviting hand filled with comfort. The following recipes are comfort foods from staff members at the Times-Call. Enjoy! — SUMMER STAIR

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There’s just something about cuddling up with your favorite soul-satisfying food on a cold winter day that makes everything OK. I still remember walking home from school on a drizzly day and the warmth that always greeted me as I stepped through the door. I’m not just talking about a warm, comfy home, but about the aroma of a home-cooked beef stew and bread wafting through the air. Mom never failed to deliver something superb for my Dad, three sister’s and I to dine on. I can almost taste the stew now with its chunky tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onion and celery bathing in a peppered spicy broth. The homemade rolls would still be warm as you placed them on your plate, and the steam that escaped them as you cut them apart was delectable. There are several dishes — potato soup,


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Plantation Supper Cheap, quick, easy and all four food groups in one pot… what more could you ask for? Not only that, but it’s creamy, tummy-filling, and makes for great leftovers. It’s also the only recipe from my mom that I can create — and it actually tastes like when she makes it. Multimedia All of those things are Comfort foods: what make Plantation View a slideshow of Supper comforting for more recipes. me. We ate it a lot when www.timescall.com/ I was little, and while I magazines.asp didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen with her, I do remember helping her make this dish because it was so easy to do. — Trisha Allin, Graphic Artist

Southwestern Stew As a gardener, this is one of my favorite harvest-time stews that I make every fall as most of the ingredients come out of my garden. No stew tastes better than the one that brings together the fruits of a summer’s labor. This recipe, however, is written for non-gardeners. — Bob Roy, Administrative Assistant 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 tablespoons cooking oil 2 cups water 11/4 cups chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups Safeway chipotle salsa 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 /2 teaspoon salt, optional 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained 11/2 cups frozen cut green beans 1 cups frozen corn

1 package wide no-yolk egg noodles 1 8-ounce block cream cheese or Neufchatel 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can yellow corn or equivalent of frozen style 1 pound ground beef milk salt and pepper

In a large pot boil water for noodles. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook and crumble ground beef. Drain beef if necessary after fully cooked. Add noodles to boiling water. Add to skillet with ground beef on medium heat the can of soup, cream cheese and corn (make sure it is cooked if it’s frozen) and mix. Add milk to get desired consistency (not too thick or thin) and heat all the way through. Stir occasionally so the creaminess doesn’t burn. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain noodles and return to pot. Combine beef and corn mixture with noodles in large pot and you’re done! Serves six to eight.


Boil pasta until tender. Add all ingredients from above, cover and the heat will melt it all together.

John’s Chicken Chile Lasagna This delectable dish was formulated several years back when my daughter brought her fiance over on short notice for dinner. I took inventory of what we had in the kitchen and started combining. It turned out deliciously considering the time constraints and has become a favorite comfort food item ever since, often finding its way in front of a Bronco game or visiting out-of-state relatives. It demonstrates the triumph of culinary creativity and desperation over lack of planning. — John Cockrell, Ad Designer 1 box Barilla’s no-boil lasagna 1 27-ounce can Hatch chopped green chiles 1 27-ounce can Mexican red sauce 1 5-ounce can evaporated milk 11/2 pounds chicken breasts 1 /2 to 1 pound shredded cheddar cheese Dill weed Onion salt

Beefy Mac ‘n’ Cheese I am immediately transported to my mother’s kitchen learning how to cook, and waiting for the men of the house (my brothers and father) to come in from shoveling snow or some other winter activity so we can all sit down to dinner in that same warm welcoming kitchen. Family and home, what can I say? — Cheri Busch, Advertising Sales Representative 1 bag of pasta shells or choice of noodles 1 pound ground beef, cooked & drained 1 /3 box of Velveeta cheese, cubed 1 cup of mild or medium shredded cheese 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine 1 to 11/4 cup of milk Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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Have on hand a 9-by-13 inch pan and ladle. Dice and grill chicken on low heat. Add dill weed and onion salt to taste. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine red sauce and evaporated milk. Spray a 9-by-13 inch pan with cooking spray and ladle a spoonful of red sauce mixture into pan to coat bottom. With a spoon or brush coat both sides of lasagna sheets with sauce. Place in pan, overlapping slightly to cover bottom. Layer shredded cheddar cheese, green chiles, grilled chicken and ladled red sauce on

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles Hot pepper sauce, optional

Brown meat in skillet. Add meat to slow cooker with remaining ingredients except for hot pepper sauce. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Season with hot pepper sauce if desired. This stew is great served over rice. Makes eight servings. lasagna sheets. Repeat to create two or three layers. Cover final layer of lasagna with remaining red sauce, allowing mixture to drown lower layers. Finally, coat with an obscene finishing layer of cheese. Cover pan with foil and cook at 380 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes for a bubbly golden cheese crust. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Ice Cream Jell-O This remains a favorite dish at family gatherings. Our favorite is the Black Cherry Jell-O flavor with 1 cup of fresh or frozen Bing Cherries added after the ice cream. As young children, when down with the flu or a cold, my sisters and I would beg our mom to make Ice Cream Jell-O for us. The cold, smooth texture of the dish was soothing to our throats and tummies. My own children now enjoy making and eating this simple down-home comfort food. — Michael Wagoner, Information Systems 1 (6 ounce) package Jell-O gelatin, any flavor 1 cup boiling water 1 cup cold water 1 pint vanilla ice cream (softened for 10 minutes in the refrigerator)

Bring 1 cup water to a boil. In medium bowl add Jello-O and boiling water, stir until completely dissolved. Add cold water and refrigerate until almost set. Transfer Jell-O into large mixing bowl for electric mixer, begin adding softened ice cream, small amounts at a time, and mix until smooth. Transfer into bowl for serving and refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours. 41




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From left: The Lafayette Oatmeal Festival attracts people of all ages, from young to old, for a taste of the goodness topped with unique creations. The baking contest has five categories that people can enter. In the end all recipes are compiled into a cookbook and sold at the next year’s festival. Kids can enjoy face painting at the festival. (Courtesy of Jill Blake)


wo hundred eighty gallons of Quaker oatmeal, 140 oatmeal toppings, 5,200 hundred Quaker oatmeal pancakes, 85 dozen oatmeal muffins and 3,300 people in attendance.

You may ask, where is this event where thousands flock to oatmeal laden breakfast goodies and more? Well, it is the annual Lafayette Oatmeal Festival, where oatmeal flows in what seems to be greater quantities than the snow falling on the Rockies. Mark your calendars for this year’s festival on Jan. 10, 2009, and be sure to bring an empty tummy to fill with plenty of delicious oatmeal. The festival began in 1997 when the

Lafayette Old Town Association decided they wanted to do something in January, a time where business is slow after the holiday rush, and the winter months bring about a bitter cold. LOTA decided to round the community up for a fun-filled activity that had a little flavor to it, all while keeping the downtown businesses involved. January is National Oatmeal Month, and so the warm and hearty breakfast food, emerged as the center of their new festival. “The festival should have died after the first year, but somehow it didn’t. The next year instead, it got bigger,” says Vicki Trumbo, director of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

Quaker Oatmeal to see if they would sponsor their festival. Quaker responded that they would indeed sponsor the festival, and so began the journey of Lafayette becoming the self-proclaimed Oatmeal capital of the world. With Quaker as a sponsor, members of the community took on the Smart Heart Challenge. Several Lafayette citizens were supplied with enough oatmeal to eat one bowl each morning for 30 days. Quaker looked to use responses from Lafayette as the basis for a new ad campaign and Lafayette citizens looked to lower their cholesterol. It was a win-win situation for all. Continued on 45

In 1998, the town of Lafayette phoned

From left: The oatmeal breakfast at the festival is one many flock to to try out the world’s biggest topping bar. The Quicker Quaker 5K run starts at 9:30 a.m. and caters to runners, walkers, strollers and more. (Courtesy of Jill Blake)


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The wining cookie recipe from the 2008 Oatmeal Festival

Rosemary-Orange Oatmeal Cookies By Callie Palen-Lowrie 2 sticks softened butter 3 /4 cup brown sugar 1 /2 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary

zest of 1 orange 11/2 cups all purpose flour /2 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 /2 teaspoon salt 2 cups rolled oats 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, rosemary and orange zest and mix until combined. Add the flours, baking soda, salt and oats and mix until combined. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 9 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool.

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A majority of the Smart Heart participants lowered their cholesterol by about 60 to 70 points and Quaker had a proven product ready to market with their new commercials. “It really put Lafayette on the map. It was great to see some of our community’s own on the TV screen telling their story about the Smart Heart challenge. People finally started to say, ‘I know where Lafayette is, they have that Oatmeal Festival,’” says Trumbo. The 13th annual festival will be celebrated this year with a new name, The Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival, which recognizes the friendly partnership between Quaker and Lafayette.

The festival has definitely grown since the early years and partnership, but the hope is that it will not get much bigger. “We like that it is a warm, cozy, small town event. We don’t want to lose the focus of small town and home town which is what it is all about,” says Trumbo. This hometown festival is sure to serve up a helping of January joviality and will feature some of it’s favorite standbys like the Quicker Quaker 5K walk/run, oatmeal breakfast, health fair and oatmeal baking contest, but will also probably tack on other innovative oatmeal ideas. Here’s are some festival facts about the various activities. Quicker Quaker 5K Run The race begins at 9:30 a.m. on oatmeal day and is catered toward all types of running and walking enthusiasts. Some participants will bring running companions like their beloved pooch, others will walk with strollers, and even some of Colorado’s best runners can be found here as the race is also a BolderBoulder qualifier. Prospective participants can get more information at discoverlafayette.com. Race registration includes breakfast and health fair admission. Registration costs $16 without short-sleeved dri wick T-shirt and $32 with a T-shirt. The registration fee will increase by $4 and $8 respectively after January 9, 2009. Winners of the race also receive various prizes. Continued on 46

Top: The Lafayette Oatmeal Festival offers the world’s largest topping bar to make a heaping bowl of oatmeal taste even better. (Courtesy of Jill Blake) Bottom: (Paul Litman/ Times-Call)

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Quaker Oatmeal Breakfast Known for the world’s biggest topping bar, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Entrance to the breakfast is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (60 and over) and children (12 and under) and free for children under two. All ages can enjoy the many toppings that range from fruit and nuts to gummy bears and other sugary concoctions. “It is great to see how the kids arrange their oatmeal. It is a spoonful of oatmeal with a pile of candy. Just the way they like it,” says Mary Johnson, who is the organizer of the baking festival. The breakfast runs from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The lines can get long so make sure to get there early. Volunteers noted that people may have to wait about 15 to 20 minutes to get their fill of oatmeal. Volunteers and caterers serve and prepare the food, so if you aren’t interested in eating, you are more than welcome to volunteer to help. Quaker Oatmeal Baking Contest It is only $3 to enter the contest, which has five different categories. The five categories are: cookies, desserts, muffins/breads, kids creations and healthy alternatives. Contestants range in age from 5 to 80. Continued on 47

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 of Jill Blake)

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Attendees to the Interactive Health Expo have their blood pressure checked, as well as a number of other healthy checkup options. (Courtesy of Jill Blake)

seniors in their late eighties. The baking contest is judged by local chefs for the most part, but also includes a community choice where anyone can vote on their favorite recipe. Bakers are welcome to enter confections in multiple categories, as well. In the end, all of the recipes are combined into a cookbook which is sold at the baking contest the following year. This year’s cookbook will be $5 and will feature all the recipes from last year’s contest. Winners receive a small gift for their efforts, and all bakers entered in the contest receive a free cookbook. Interactive Health Expo The health expo is an opportunity for residents to check out innovative new ideas, get their blood pressure checked, have a body fat analysis, get multiple lab tests done at reduced rates and more. The great thing is, there is no admission

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Flagstaff Academy’s new technology lab to tackle real life applications

Paul Ingersoll helps a student in the new technology lab at Flagstaff Academy.

But, those skills are best learned while doing real-world projects that use the PCs as a resource. Technology provides an amazing collection of subject matter to explore while using the computing resources that a well equipped lab provides.” Plans for the technology program include using the school’s robust collection of software applications to explore energy and the environment, robotics, architecture, engineering, Internet technology and digital imaging. The reaches of the pro-

gram will be better realized when the school moves into its new 72,000-squarefoot campus in the fall of 2009. With a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University and a lengthy background in technology and engineering, Ingersoll is now able to combine the two areas he most enjoys — technology and teaching. “I’ve always been involved in training in my jobs, and really enjoyed that aspect of my work. This position is a natural dovetail for me, and I’m very excited about it,” he says. In the meantime, Ingersoll is keeping his students busy in quite imaginative ways. “The younger children (kindergarten through second grade) are earning their PC driver’s licenses. Once they learn to lock and unlock the PCs in the lab, and can type their names accurately, they earn their laminated licenses. They’re pretty excited about it and it’s fun to watch their imaginations take hold.” Flagstaff Academy is located at 1841 Lefthand Circle in Longmont, and can be reached by calling 303-651-7900.


Times-Call paid advertorial Just don’t call it computer literacy. Flagstaff Academy’s new technology lab will be a far cry from simple keyboarding and learning software applications. Led by former Xilinx Business Development Manager and lifelong techie Paul Ingersoll, the technology program at Flagstaff was implemented as part of the school’s mission to have a focus of science and technology. Equipped with 25 new personal computers, which are networked together, Internet enabled and loaded with a broad suite of software applications, the lab serves all grades of the school (kindergarten through eighth grade). Ingersoll plans a learning program that will allow students to engage in a compelling cross section of technology topics that are powerfully connected to key challenges and opportunities facing society. According to Ingersoll, “Computer literacy provides an important foundation of skills that students can draw from their entire scholastic and professional careers.


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Longmont’s open spaces provide activities for all seasons City parks offer a variety of fun and relaxing opportunities throughout the area. Here’s a glimpse at the parks and some of the features they include. Numbers in parenthesis correspond to map locations on page 53.

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

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, indoor pool and fitness equipment. Collyer, (6), Sixth Avenue and Collyer Street. 5.2 acres, picnic area, barbecue pits, playground, restrooms, shelters, volleyball and tennis courts. Dawson, (7), 1757 Harvard St. 12.9 acres, volleyball court, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelters, barbecue pits and tennis courts. Flanders, (8), 2229 Breakwater Drive. 4.1 acres, fishing, soccer/football field, shelter, barbecue pits, restrooms, playground, volleyball court, basketball hoops, picnic area and roller hockey court.

Alex Zinga runs on the Dry Creek Greenway in Longmont in March 2008. (Richard M. Hackett/Times-Call)


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. 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

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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courts, barbecue pit, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, playground and shelter.

rink. Quail Campus, (21), 310 Quail Road. 8.6 acres, skate park, picnic area, horseshoes, concession stand and recreation center with basketball courts, fitness center, climbing wall and indoor pools. Raber, (22), 24th Avenue and Sunset Street. 3.2 acres, shelter, picnic area and playground. Rogers Grove, (23), 220 Hover St. 10.5 acres, arboretum, outdoor learning center, picnic area, shelter/interpretive center, outdoor amphitheater, demonstration garden, restrooms and barbecue pit. Roosevelt, (24), 700 Longs Peak Ave. 21.7 acres, shelters, restrooms, barbecue pit, picnic area, playground, horseshoe pit, recreation center, rose garden and splash pool. Rothrock Dell, (25), 700 E. Fifth Ave. 6.4 acres, basketball court, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelter, softball field and roller hockey rink. Sandstone Ranch, (26), 2929 and 3001 Colo. Highway 119. 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. 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 Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

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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 303-772-1265.

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. Oligarchy Greenway runs from Airport Road to Hover Street, a section through Garden Acres Park, and from Mountain View Avenue to Rothrock Dell Park. Rough and Ready Greenway runs from Colo. Highway 66 to Ninth Avenue along the Rough and Ready Ditch east of the Ute Creek Golf Course. St. Vrain Greenway runs from Golden Ponds to Main Street to Left Hand Creek. 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.

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EVENTS November Events

Nov. 8 • An Evening to Remember: A Rainbow of Hope. Longmont United Hospital volunteers annual fundraiser to benefit the Hope Cancer Care Center. 6-11:30 p.m. Radisson Conference Center, 1860 Industrial Circle, Longmont. 303-485-6511. E-mail aneveningtoremember@comcast.net. • 34th Annual Turkey Trot. 2 mile and 10k fun run/walk. 9 a.m. $18-$25. Westview Middle School, 1651 Airport Road, Longmont. 303-651-8406. www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec. • Niwot Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair. Local artists working in metal, stone, clay, aromatherapy, paint, paper, textiles, steel, wood, and blown, fused and lampworked glass. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lefthand Grange, 197 Second Ave., Niwot. 303-440-8112. • Taste of Therapy Fair. Wellness practitioners offer 15 minutes of their services for $5 each. Try massage, acupuncture, reflexology, energy work and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Izaak Walton clubhouse, 18 S. Sunset St., Longmont. 303-651-8404. www.ci.longmont.co.us/recreation. • First United Methodist Church Annual Holiday Fair. Handmade crafts, baked goods, jams and jellies for sale. Silent auction for various items. Lunch available for $6. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 350 11th Ave., Longmont. 303776-2606. • Introduction to Pastel Painting. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-678-7456. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. Nov. 9 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series, presenting The Cantabile Singers. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9519. www.estespark musicfestival.org. Nov. 11 • The Boulder Friends of Jazz presents an evening of ragtime, jazz and Broadway with Ivory & Gold, a unique trio consisting of internationally acclaimed stride pianist Jeff Barnhart, his wife Anne on flute, and jazz percussionist Danny Coots. 7:30 p.m. $15. Unity Church, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder. 303-449-1888. www.boulderfriendsofjazz.org. • Celebrating our Veterans. Live music and refreshments. 3-4 p.m. Free. Longmont Regent, 2210 Main St., Longmont. 303-651-7022. Nov. 12 • The Longmont Artists Guild will sponsor a program on picture framing with Dave Iannazzo, owner of the Great Frame Up Gallery. Learn about new design trends,

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photo with your pet. Bake sale items, special holiday toys and treats for you and your pets. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $20. Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. 303-7721232 ext. 235. www.longmonthumane.org. • Boulder County Housing Counseling Home ownership class. All-day training covers a variety of home ownership topics, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette. 720-5642279. www.bouldercountyhc.org. • WOW! Children’s Museum’s 12th Birthday Celebration. Native American dance, musical performance, refreshments and more. 11 a.m.-1 Sharald Church and her husband, Scott, mingle during Second Friday at p.m. $7 for children, adults free. WOW! The Old Firehouse Art Center July 11, 2008. Second Fridays are held Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison monthly. (Joshua Buck/Times-Call) Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. conservation and preservation techniques. 7 p.m. Free. • Holiday photos in antique sleigh at the Historic Great Frame Up Artists Gallery, 430 Main St., Longmont. Hoverhome. Santa Claus will be present. 10 a.m.-3 303-772-8541. p.m. $40 package. 1309 Hover St., Longmont. 303Nov. 13 774-7810. • How to Release Stress, Traumas and Emotional Nov. 16 Blocks for Optimal Health Now presented by Dr. • Latin Adventures and Winter Dreams concert by the DeClutter. Fast-paced, indepth and enjoyable workshop, Niwot Timberline Symphony, in collaboration with you will learn stress management, making healthier Alternatives for Youth. 7:30 p.m. $15, $10 for senior, choices, how to release emotional traumas through students and children. Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, N.E.T. healing techniques and get personal N.E.T. 600 E. Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303-494experience in the workshop will assist in changing your 3206. www.timberlinesymphony.org. health by Dr. Jared Allomong. 10 a.m.-noon. $20 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. resident, $24 non-residents. Materials included. Sunday afternoon concert presenting pianist David Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Korevaar. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Longmont. 303.651.8411. www.drdeclutter.com. Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586Nov. 14 9519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. • SPLASH! Paint for Primaries. Drop-in art program for Nov. 18 children ages 4 and older. Explore painting in an • Informative series on spine health and wellness given unusual way. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $7 for children, adults by the Longmont Spine Center. Third Tuesday of each free. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., month. 3 p.m. Free. Longmont Regent, 2210 Main St., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. Longmont. 303-651-7022. • Boulder Chamber Orchestra concert series. Music of Nov. 18-19 Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms with Clarinetist Jerome • Drop-in Science Explorations, family science fun. Fleg and members of the orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $20, Explore shells, rocks, plants and more. Designed to children under 12 free. First Baptist Church, 1237 Pine help parents and children practice being scientists St., Boulder. 303-583-1278. together. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $7 for children, adults free. www.boulderchamberorchestra.org. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., • Weather Works. Hands-on experiments to learn about Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. temperature, air pressure, the water cycle, clouds and Nov. 19 more. Ages 8 to 11. 4-5 p.m. $10 members, $12 • Kids in the Kitchen: Little hands make big helpers. nonmembers. Preregistration required. Longmont Kelly Leonard, YMCA registered dietician, will conduct Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, an informative and interactive workshop. Open to the Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont community. Noon-1 p.m. $12. Ed & Ruth Lehman .co.us/museum. YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont. 303-776-0370. • Second Friday in Downtown Longmont. Art openings, www.longmontymca.org. live entertainment and retailer open houses. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21 www.dolo.org. • Annual Holiday Gift Shop Sale. In the hospital Artwalk • Go Fish concert. One of the most unique groups in the area. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Longmont United Hospital, music industry. Not only do they make music for 1850 Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303-651-5205. children and families, but they create amazing sounds www.luhcares.org. with just their voices and percussion. 8 p.m. $10. Life • Dale Bruning and Jude Hibler, presented by The Bridge Christian Church, 10356 Ute Highway, Longmont Council for the Arts. Signature timeless music Longmont. 303-651-9547. of George Gershwin concert, with Reflections of Porgy & Nov. 15 Bess. With guest musicians, Jeff Jenkins, piano, Mark • Longmont Symphony Orchestra concert. The music of Simon, bass, and Chris Lee, drums. 2 p.m. Longmont Prokofieff, Bruch and Shotakovich with guest violinist Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. 303Ron Francois. 7:30 p.m. $16, $14 seniors, $12 678-7869. students. Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Nov. 21-23 Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303-772-5796. • Tara Performing Arts High School presents Nine www.longmontsymphony.org. Continued on 56 • Holiday Pet Photos. Create a holiday tradition with a

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by Santa Claus. Caroling followed by Santa Claus counting down to the grand illumination of the Pearl Street Mall, the County Courthouse and the star on Flagstaff Mountain. 5 p.m. Free. 1300 block of Pearl Street, Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.BoulderDowntown.com. • Enchanted Evening in Niwot. Banjo Billy’s bus will shuttle shoppers to entertainment, refreshments, in-store specials and holiday surprises in both historic Old Town and Cottonwood Square. 5-8 p.m. Tree lighting at 6

“Dr. Banjo” Pete Wernick entertains a crowd outside the Left Hand Grange during Niwot’s annual Enchanted Evening Friday night in 2006. This year’s event is Nov. 28. (Lewis Geyer/Times-Call)

seniors/students/children. Tara Performing Arts High School, 4180 19th St., Boulder. 303-440-4510. www.tarahighschool.org. Nov. 22-23 • Holiday photos in antique sleigh at the Historic Hoverhome. Santa Claus will be present. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $40 package. 1309 Hover St., Longmont. 303774-7810. • Holiday shopping bazaar. More than 35 vendors. Nov. 22, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 23, 8-5 p.m. Aspen Christian School, 316 15th Ave., Longmont. 303-746-6617. Nov. 23 • Lyons Parade of Lights Bake Sale. Apple, pecan and pumpkin pie contest. Pie drop off 6-10 a.m. Pie judging 12:30 p.m. Stone Cup, Fifth Avenue and High Street, Lyons. 303-823-2345. • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. Sunday afternoon concert presenting Notables World Music, a small band. 2 p.m. $5, free children or students. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. Nov. 27 • Huff, Puff Before You Stuff. Pre-Thanksgiving dinner workout with mega aerobics, water aerobics and indoor cycling. Classes are free, but bikes are limited so sign up. 9 a.m.-noon. Free, suggested donation $3 plus one can of food. Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont. 303-776-0370. www.longmontymca.org. Nov. 28 • Downtown Boulder’s Switch on the Holidays. Boulder’s lighting ceremony with a special appearance 56

p.m. 303-652-4144. www.niwot.com. • Animals and Arts: Sharks and Rays! Learn how to draw these animals, step-by-step, using basic shapes and techniques. Ages 6 to 8. 4-5 p.m. $10 members, $12 non-members. Preregistration required. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont .co.us/museum. • Estes Park Catch the Glow Holiday Celebration and Evening Parade to kick off the holiday season. Activities begin at noon, parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Estes Park. 970-577-9900; 800-44ESTES. http://estesparkcvb.com. • Estes Park Holiday Art Walk. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Tour maps available at the Cultural Arts Council at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9203. http://estesparkcvb.com. Nov. 29 • Estes Park Holiday House Christmas Bazaar. Annual bazaar filled with homemade baked goods and crafts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door. Estes Park Conference Center, 201 S. St Vrain Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-7205. http://estesparkcvb.com. • City of Dacono Centennial Event. Chili Cook off/Dinner. Local firefighters will participate in a chili cook off. A chili dinner will be served. Come vote for the best chili. $5, $3 children. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Lions Club, 701 Carbondale Drive, Dacono. Tree Lighting Ceremony. Local middle/high school choirs will sing holiday songs, Santa will be there, and sealing of the City’s Centennial Time Capsule, hot chocolate and cookies will

be served. 7-8:30 p.m. Dacono City Hall, 512 Cherry St., Dacono. 303-833-2317. • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can enjoy a visit with Santa and receive a complimentary photo. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 20. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.boulderdowntown.com. Nov. 30 • Sugar Plum Tea Party. High tea, a mini-Nutcracker performance and a picture with a Sugar Plum Fairy. $25. Longmont Dance Theatre, 1422 Nelson Road, Longmont. 303-772-1335. Ongoing November Events • Through Nov. 9 — La Ofrenda de Los Muertos: Honoring Days of the Dead. Experience the traditional Day of the Dead celebration through community altars, videos, photographs and folk art. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. • Through Nov. 15 — Fuddy Meers. 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday performances. $15-$17. Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main St., Longmont. 303-772-5200. www.longmonttheatre.org. • Nov. 15-Jan. 11 — National Collage Society 24th Annual Juried Exhibit. Explore the fascinating art of collage in this exhibition of some of the country’s finest collage artists and their vibrant and imaginative works. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. • Through Nov. 29 — Children’s musical: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 3 p.m. Saturdays. $5. Jesters School for the Performing Arts, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Through Nov. 18 — City of Longmont, Recreation Services is offering Fitness Jumping. Taught by 5-time world champion rope skipper. 7-8 p.m. Ages 16 to adult. $21, resident. 303-651-8404. • Nov. 14-Dec. 20 — The Expressionists art show with Don Sayers, Anthony and Kathy Steventon, paintings, and Lal and Linda Echerthoff, sculpture. Member’s Gallery: Angie Nordstrum-Fiber Art, Seeing the Light. Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. 303651-2787. www.firehouseart.org. • Through Dec. 14, Dec. 31-Jan. 4 — Mame. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Sundays, 12:30 p.m. dinner, 2:30 p.m. show. $31.95 adults for dinner and show, $29.95 for students and seniors, $22.95 for children 12 and younger. Show only tickets available. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Nov. 11-Jan. 11 — Romping Stomping Dinosaurs Exhibit. Learn all about different dinosaurs; discover what kinds of food dinosaurs ate; dress up like a paleontologist and dig for fossils in the sandbox; check out real dinosaur fossils and more. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-6042424. www.wowmuseum.com. • Through Nov. 30 — Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue. 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 12:30 p.m. Sundays. $36-$59. Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown. 970744-3747. www.coloradocandlelight.com. • Nov. 28-Dec. 31 — 12th Annual Holiday Art Walk Series in Estes Park. Stroll through the 15 great galleries and artists’ studios featuring premiere artists and fine art and crafts throughout the holiday season. Special events scheduled every weekend. To download a tour map, visit www.EstesArts.com.

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music from around the world performed by the University collection. Open to children birth to Symphony Orchestra, choirs, age 5. Parent or guardian must be smaller ensembles and soloists. present. 11 a.m. Longmont Public Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 4 and Library, 409 Fourth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 4 p.m. $12Longmont. 303-774-3762. $52. 303-492-8008. Dec. 1- 31 www.cuconcerts.org. • Longmont Humane Society • Gallery Shoppe at the Old Annual Holiday Canned Pet and Firehouse Art Gallery. Unique and Supply Drive. Canned goods can handcrafted gifts for your holiday be placed under the giving tree in shopping list. Fabulous fine the lobby of the Longmont Humane jewelry, blown-glass ornaments, Society. Visit Web site for the pottery and more. Be the first to society’s wish list. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. select from a wide variety of gift Longmont Humane Society, 9595 items and enjoy hors d’oeuvres Nelson Road, Longmont. from Sugarbeet, beer from Left The University of Colorado Holiday www.longmonthumane.org. Hand Brewing Company, Festival is Dec. 5 through 7. (Courtesy Dec. 4-5 desserts, coffee provided by Java of CU) • 43rd Annual Christmas Home Stop and more. Dec. 5, artist Tour. Three homes are decorated in reception, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, 10 holiday themes and open for visitors with volunteer a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. 303-651hosts at each home. All work for the Christmas Home 2787. www.firehouseart.org. Tour is done by volunteers who are members of the Dec. 5 church and the community with proceeds benefiting • Longmont Lights. Roosevelt Park kick off lighting many Longmont non-profit agencies. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. event, lights are turned on downtown, activities, free $10 in advance, $15 on tour day. First Congregational carriage rides from St. Stephens Plaza and the St. Vrain United Church of Christ, 1500 Ninth Ave., Longmont. Memorial Building. 5-8 p.m. Free. Main Street, 400303-772-2751. http://ucclongmont.org. 700 blocks, and Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Dec. 4-7 Longmont. 303-651-8404. www.dolo.org. • Lafayette Art Center Winter Faire Arts and Crafts Sale. www.ci.longmont.co.us. Artists and other local artists and crafters will be offering • Longmont United Hospital Tree Lighting: Lights of a wide range of art and gifts. Lower level meeting room, Love. Purchase a light or star in memory of a loved one Lafayette Public Library. 775 W. Baseline Road, to decorate two trees at the entrance to the new Lafayette. 720-890-3991. www.cityoflafayette.com. emergency department. $10 for lights, $100 for stars. Dec. 5-7 Trees will be lit at 5 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and caroling. To purchase, call 303-651-5205. • University of Colorado Holiday Festival. Performance features traditional Christmas music and seasonal • Dale Bernard, Longmont’s best-known local historian, Continued from 56

EVENTS will speak about the Colony movement, a 19th-century utopian effort that led to the founding of Longmont. 7 p.m. $5, free to members of the museum. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont .co.us/museum. • Sixth Annual Estes Park Holiday Art Exhibition. Celebrating the Season exhibit opening and reception. 5-7 p.m. Free. Cultural Arts Council Fine Art Gallery, 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9203. http://estesparkcvb.com. Dec. 6 • Lyons Parade of Lights and Fireworks show. Spectacular annual event including parade, fireworks and live music in Sandstone Park. 6:30 p.m. parade, 7:45 p.m. fireworks. Free. Sandstone Park, Fourth Avenue and Broadway, Lyons. 303-823-8250. • Longmont Lights. Free Ice Skating and free skate rental. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Roosevelt Ice Pavilion, 725 Eighth St., Longmont. 303-651-8404. www.dolo.org. www.ci.longmont.co.us. • Christmas in Berthoud. Money raised during daily events and through Dec. 18 will be distributed to families in the area. Businesses and home decorating contest, breakfast, photos with Santa, raffles, bake sale, gift sales, lunch, concerts, shopping and more. Parade is set for 5:15 p.m., followed by the lighting of the Fickel Park tree, caroling and candle lighting. Berthoud Chamber of Commerce. 970-532-4200. www.BerthoudColorado.com. • Downtown Boulder’s Lights of December Parade. High school marching bands, hundreds of girl scouts, church floats, non-profit and civic organizations and businesses. Route starts at 15th and Walnut streets Continued on 58

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EVENTS Continued from 57 going west to 11th Street then heads north on 11th Street to Spruce Street where it goes east ending at 16th and Spruce streets. 303-449-3774. www.BoulderDowntown.com. • Estes Park Holiday Home Tour. Annual tour of showcase homes in the Estes Park area. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $12 in advance; $15 day of tour. Tickets available at the Estes Park Visitors Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-5800. http://estesparkcvb.com. • Parents Day Out. Shop until you drop with the help of the YMCA. Drop your kids off for games, crafts, play, a movie and pizza. For children six weeks and older. Advance registration is required. Noon-4 p.m. $20 per child. Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont. 303776-0370. www.longmontymca.org. • Frederick Christmas Tree Lighting. Hundreds of magical lights will line Crist Park. Enjoy horse drawn hay rides, free pictures with Santa, free warm refreshments, musical entertainment and live reindeer. Crist Park, Fifth and Main streets, Frederick. 303-833-2388. • Niwot Holiday Parade. Santa available afterwards to listen to kids’ request at Left Hand Grange. 11 a.m. 303-652-4144. www.niwot.com. • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can

enjoy a visit with Santa and receive a complimentary photo. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 20. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.boulderdowntown.com. Dec. 6-7 • The Nutcracker Ballet presented by The Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Ballet. Dec. 6, 4 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 p.m. $11-$29. Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303-772-5796. www.longmontsymphony.org. • Tiny Tim Center Christmas Tree Festival. Buffet, entertainment and raffle. Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m., $50. Radisson Conference Center, 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont. 303-7767417. • Carriage House Art for the Animals Holiday Boutique. The fourth annual boutique will benefit animals and allow for some unique holiday gifts shopping for the special people in your life. Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 11938 Oxford Road, Longmont. 303-682-8957. www.longmont humane.org. • Oratorio Society Chorus and Chamber Orchestra of Estes Park performing Rutter’s Gloria and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Free-will donation. Mt. View Bible Fellowship, 1575 S. St. Vrain Ave., Estes Park. 970586-9405. http://estesparkcvb.com. • Estes Park Sleigh Bells Ring Christmas Tradition Weekend. Holiday tree sales

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and horse drawn sleigh/wagon rides. Reservations required. Aspen Lodge Ranch Resort, 6120 Colo. Highway 7, Estes Park. 970-586-8133. http://estesparkcvb.com. • 34th Annual Lyons Holiday Bazaar. Handmade arts and crafts. Lyons Elementary School Gym, off Stickney Street, Lyons. 303-823-5165. Dec. 7 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. Sunday afternoon concert presenting Jubilate Chorus. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9519. www.estespark musicfestival.org. Dec. 8 • Longmont Lights. Movie Night at the Longmont Theatre presenting It’s a Wonderful Life. Come enjoy downtown restaurants before and after the movie. 4:30 and 7 p.m. Free. 513 Main St., Longmont. 303-651-8404. www.dolo.org. www.ci.longmont.co.us. Dec. 9 • Longmont Lights. Library Holiday Story time with Spellbinders. 6:30 p.m. Free. Longmont Library, Fourth and Kimbark streets, Longmont. 303-651-8470. www.dolo.org. www.ci.longmont.co.us. Dec. 10 • Healthy Holidays: Recipes and tips. Kelly Leonard, YMCA registered dietician, will conduct an informative and interactive workshop. Open to the community. Noon-1 p.m. $12. Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont. 303-776-0370. www.longmontymca.org. Dec. 11 • Longmont Lights. Holiday Ice Show. 7:30 p.m. Free. Roosevelt Ice Pavilion, 725 Eighth St., Longmont. 303-651-8404. www.dolo.org. www.ci.longmont.co.us. • Giant Bake, Bath and Beauty Sale. In the hospital Artwalk area. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Longmont United Hospital, 1850 Mountain View Ave., Longmont. 303Winter 2008

651-5205. www.luhcares.org. Dec. 12 • Longmont Lights. Santa’s Workshop featuring holiday crafts, Rose Garden Synchronized Light Show, carriage rides. 5-8 p.m. Holiday dance at Senior Center. 6-8 p.m. Free. St Vrain Memorial Building and Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. 303-651-8404. www.dolo.org. www.ci.longmont.co.us. • Second Friday in Downtown Longmont. Art openings, live entertainment and retailer open houses. 6-9 p.m. www.dolo.org. Dec. 13 • Longmont Chorale Stars and Lights of Holidays Bright with the Longs Peak Flute Ensemble and the Longmont Children’s Chorale. 7:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1500 Ninth Ave., Longmont. $40 family, $15 adult, $12 senior, $10 student. 303-651-7664. www.longmont chorale.org. • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can enjoy a visit with Santa and receive a complimentary photo. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 20. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.boulderdowntown.com. • Longmont Lights. Rose Garden Light Show, warming pits, hot cocoa carts, carolers. 5-8 p.m. Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Hometown Holiday Parade of Lights, 400-700 blocks of Main Street, 5 p.m. Fireworks after the Parade of Lights. 6 p.m. St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Sandstone Ranch Old Fashioned Holiday, horse-drawn trolley, cookie decorating, story tellers, carolers, cider, marshmallows and honey from hives to purchase. Noon-3 p.m. Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center, 3001 E. Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont. Free. 303-651-8404. www.dolo.org. www.ci.longmont.co.us. • A Christmas Tea with Charles Dickens. Continued on 59 Times-Call / Longmont Magazine


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students/seniors. Divine Savior Lutheran Church, 7070 N. 83rd St., Niwot. 303652-6622. www.timberline symphony.org. • St. Nick’s on the Bricks. Children can enjoy a visit with Santa and receive a complimentary photo. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Boulder Visitor Center, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. 303-449-3774. www.boulderdowntown.com. Dec. 20-21 • Sesame Street Live’s Elmo Makes Music. Elmo, Zoe, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street. $13-$28. Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland. 970-619-4100. www.budweisereventscenter.com. • Estes Park Sleigh Bells Ring Christmas Tradition Weekend. Holiday tree sales and horse drawn sleigh/wagon rides. Reservations required. Aspen Lodge Ranch Resort, 6120 Colo. Highway 7, Estes Park. 970-586-8133. http://estesparkcvb.com. Dec. 20-22 • Tara Performing Arts High School’s Christmas Candlelight Festival. An evening of choral and handbell music, eurythmy and community carol singing, given in the sacred mood created by candlelight. Dec. 20-21, 5 and 8 p.m. Dec. 22, 5 p.m. $13, $9 for students/seniors/children. Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 5640 Jay Road, Boulder. 303-440-0201. www.tarahighschool.org. Dec. 21 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. Sunday afternoon concert presenting Pianist Christina Armstrong. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. Dec. 31 • New Year’s Eve Celebration. Noise maker crafts, musical entertainment by Eric West and a special New Year’s countdown and celebration. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free with admission. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. Ongoing December Events • Through Jan. 11 — National Collage Society 24th Annual Juried Exhibit. Explore the fascinating art of collage in this exhibition of some of the country’s finest collage artists and their vibrant and imaginative works. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. • Dec. 6-Jan. 3 — The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Saturdays at 3 p.m. $5. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jestersdinnertheatre.com. • Nov. 28-Dec. 31 — 12th Annual Holiday Art Walk Series in Estes Park.

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Continued from 59 Stroll through 15 great galleries and artists’ studios featuring premiere artists and fine art and crafts throughout the holiday season. Special events scheduled every weekend. To download a tour map, visit www.EstesArts.com. • Through Dec. 14, Dec. 31-Jan. 4 — Mame. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Sundays, 12:30 p.m. dinner, 2:30 p.m. show. $31.95 adults for dinner and show, $29.95 for students and seniors, $22.95 for children 12 and younger. Show only tickets available. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Nov. 11-Jan. 11 — Romping Stomping Dinosaurs Exhibit. Learn all about different dinosaurs; discover what kinds of food dinosaurs ate; dress up like a paleontologist and dig for fossils in the sandbox; check out real dinosaur fossils and more. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-6042424. www.wowmuseum.com. • Through Dec. 20 — The Expressionists art show with Don Sayers, Anthony and Kathy Steventon, paintings, and Lal and Linda Echerthoff, sculpture. Member’s Gallery: Angie Nordstrum-Fiber Art, Seeing the Light. Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. 303651-2787. www.firehouseart.org. • Dec. 5-March 1 — Swing! Broadway’s Tony Nominated Song and Dance Extravaganza. Wednesday-Saturday, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, 12:30 p.m. dinner, 2 p.m. show. $36-$59 based on day of week and seating preference. Children age 5-12, $10 off ticket price. Candlelight Dinner Theatre, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown. 970744-6747. www.coloradocandlelight.com. • Dec. 15-30 — Scrooge! Charles Dickens’ A Christmas

Carol comes to life on stage with terrific music by Leslie Bricusse. Varying dates and showtimes please visit Web site for complete information. $31.95, $29.95 students and seniors, $22.95 children. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com.

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Jan. 1 • Polar Bear Plunge. New Year’s tradition jumping into the Boulder Reservoir to raise funds for the animals at Longmont Humane Society. 11 a.m. Boulder Reservoir. 303-772-1232 Ext. 223. www.longmonthumane.org. Jan. 4 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. Sunday afternoon concert presenting The Chambermades, a Baroque ensemble. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. Jan. 10 • 14th Annual Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival. Popular family event focusing on healthy lifestyle.

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EVENTS Continued from 60 Barber. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-5869519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. Jan. 12 • Second Friday in Downtown Longmont. Art openings, live entertainment and retailer open houses. 6-9 p.m. www.dolo.org. Jan. 18 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. Sunday afternoon concert presenting Julia Kruger and Victor Bunin, piano duo with four-piece string quartet. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. Jan. 20 • Informative series on spine health and wellness given by the Longmont Spine Center. Third Tuesday of each month. 3 p.m. Free. Longmont Regent, 2210 Main St., Longmont. 303-651-7022. Jan. 24 • A World of Opportunity. Annual Chamber celebration and recognition of notable community members and installation of new Chamber board members. 7 a.m.noon. L&M Enterprises, 735 E. Colo. Highway 56, Berthoud. Berthoud Chamber of Commerce. 970-5324200. www.berthoudcolorado.com. Jan. 25 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. Sunday afternoon concert presenting Air Force Winds. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-586-9519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. Jan. 28 • Under the Knife: Carved Paper Sculpture. A lecture by

Jennifer Falck Linssen whose sculptures evolved from Japanese katagami stencils. 7 p.m. $5, Free members. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303 651-8374. www.ci.longmont .co.us/museum. Jan. 31 • Longmont Symphony Orchestra Concert with the Longmont Youth Symphony. Featuring this year’s Young Artist Competition Winner. 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 • Through Jan. 3 — The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Saturdays at 3 p.m. $5. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jestersdinnertheatre.com. • Through Jan. 11 — National Collage Society 24th Annual Juried Exhibit. Explore the fascinating art of collage in this exhibition of some of the country’s finest collage artists and their vibrant and imaginative works. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303-651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. • Jan. 4-25 — Amahl and the Night Visitors. 7 p.m. $10. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Jan. 7-Feb. 5 — The Taffetas. Varying times and dates, visit Web site for complete information. $21.95, $17.95 children. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Jan 9-Feb. 8 — You Can’t Take It With You. Varying times and dates, visit Web site for complete information. $31.95, $29.95 students and seniors, $22.95 children. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Jan 9-24 — Terra Nova. 7:30 p.m. performances on select dates, 2 p.m Sundays. $15-$17. Longmont

Theatre Company, 513 Main St., Longmont. 303-7725200. www.longmonttheatre.org. • Jan 10-Feb. 14 — The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Saturdays at 3 p.m. $5. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Through Dec. 14, Dec. 31-Jan. 4 — Mame. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Sundays, 12:30 p.m. dinner, 2:30 p.m. show. $31.95 adults for dinner and show, $29.95 for students and seniors, $22.95 for children 12 and younger. Show only tickets available. Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. 303-682-9980. www.jesterstheatre.com. • Nov. 11-Jan. 11 — Romping Stomping Dinosaurs Exhibit. Learn all about different dinosaurs; discover what kinds of food dinosaurs ate; dress up like a paleontologist and dig for fossils in the sandbox; check out real dinosaur fossils and more. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-6042424. www.wowmuseum.com. • Jan. 13-May 31 — Brain Teasers 2 Exhibit. 20 challenges for puzzle enthusiasts of all ages. Designed to sharpen problem-solving skills and provide plenty of fun. Free with admission. WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette. 303-604-2424. www.wowmuseum.com. • Jan. 24-April 5 — The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World Exhibit. More than 40 largeformat photographs by wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303 651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. • Jan. 24-March 22 — Jennifer Falck Linssen: Beyond Katagami Exhibit. Hand carvings of intricate and abstract stencils, then shaped them into stunning paper sculptures. Free. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303 651-8374. Continued on 64

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EVENTS Continued from 62 www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. • Jan. 9-Feb. 14 — Art Quilts and Textiles Exhibit – Contemporary Fiber Art by Judith Trager, Carol Watkins and Charlotte Zieberth. Member’s Gallery: Fiber Art by Christine Broers. Old Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. 303-651-2787. www.firehouseart.org. • Through March 1 — Swing! Broadway’s Tony Nominated Song and Dance Extravaganza. Wednesday-Saturday, 6 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show. Sunday, 12:30 p.m. dinner, 2 p.m. show. $36-$59 based on day of week and seating preference. Children age 5-12, $10 off ticket price. Candlelight Dinner Theatre, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown. 970744-6747. www.coloradocandlelight.com.

February Events Feb. 4 • The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World. A multimedia presentation and book signing by Steven Kazlowski. 4-7 p.m. $5, free members. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303 651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. Feb. 6-8 • Tara Performing Arts High School presents Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Explore the series of events, from a terrifying encounter with a convict in a graveyard to the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor, which forever changes the life of orphaned Pip. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 5 p.m. $10, $7 for students/seniors/children. The Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder. 303-440-

Feb. 17 • Informative series on spine health and wellness given by the Longmont Spine Center. Third Tuesday of each month. 3 p.m. Free. Longmont Regent, 2210 Main St., Longmont. 303-651-7022. Feb. 22 • Estes Park Music Festival Winter Concert Series. Sunday afternoon concert presenting Pianist Margaret Patterson with Opera Vocals by Elizabeth Blades Skinner. 2 p.m. $5, children or students free. Stanley Hotel, 333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-5869519. www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. • The Tara Performing Arts High School Senior Class presents A Eurythmy Fairy Taleis. The colorful and music-filled performance is sure to delight young and old alike. 7 p.m. Benefit performance by donation. The Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder. 303-4404510. www.tarahighschool.org. Feb. 25 • Meltdown at the North Pole: Societal Impacts of Declining Arctic Sea Ice. A lecture by Sheldon Drobot, PhD, Research Scientist with the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, CU Boulder. 7 p.m. $5, free members. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303 651-8374. www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum. Feb. 26 • Unity in the Community. Meet your state, county and local elected officials at this professional evening event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free with RSVP by Feb. 24; $20 onsite. Radisson Conference Center, 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont. 303-776-5295. www.longmontchamber.org. Feb. 27 • The Tara Performing Arts High School Senior Class presents A Eurythmy Fairy Taleis. The colorful and Continued on 65

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EVENTS Longmont. 303-678-5130. • Open Bluegrass Pick every Thursday. Open to players of all levels. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Rock Inn, 1675 Colorado 66, Estes Park. 970-586-4116. www.rockinnestes.com. • MOMS Club of Longmont-East. Offering support and activities for moms and their children of all ages, last Friday of the month. Longmont. 303-682-9630. • Nashville Songwriter’s Monthly Workshop. Second Sunday every month. 3-6 p.m. Fire Station #3 Community Room, 1000 Pace St., Longmont. 303875-7373. • Hawaiian Hula Classes. By Halau Hula O Na Mauna Komohana. Learn ancient and modern hula, some chanting, language, culture, history and politics. 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. $15 for dropins, $55 for 5-week punchcard. Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. 303-447-9772. E-mail miriampaisner@hotmail.com. www.oconnor.gs/halau.html. • 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 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. 720-564-9287. www.abrakadoodle.com. • Bridge at Twin Peaks Golf Course. Second and fourth Mondays of the month. 10 a.m. $11, includes lunch and prizes. 1200 Cornell Drive, Longmont. 303-772-3457 or 720-684-6143. • 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. 720-5649287. www.abrakadoodle.com. Puzzle solution from page 68

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Convenient location, pet friendly, garages available, 24-hour maintenance In historic Longmont, large trees, quiet neighborhood, on-site parking & storage. Close to RTD. Heat included.



If you are interested in placing an ad on this grid, call the Classified Dept. at: 66




Island kitchens, garden tubs, gas fireplaces, double balconies, two tone paint, gated community. Close to schools & newest community in Longmont. All utilities & cable paid, sec. bldg., elevator, W/D in every unit, transportation, social events and a playground.

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Ideal community makes Longmont a great place to live POPULATION 84,636 (2006 city estimate) BOULDER COUNTY GOVERNMENT 303-441-3131 www.co.boulder.co.us • Sheriff, non-emergency 303-441-4444 • Voter Registration 303-413-7740 • Auto License and Registration 303-413-7710 CABLE TELEVISION Comcast 434 Kimbark St., 888-824-4010 www.comcast.com CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 528 Main St., 303-776-5295 www.longmontchamber.org CITY OF LONGMONT City of Longmont offices 350 Kimbark St., 303-776-6050 www.ci.longmont.co.us Public Works 408 Third Ave., 303-651-8304 Longmont Power & Communications 1100 S. Sherman St., 303-651-8386 Outages: 303-776-0011 Public Works & Water Utilities 1100 S. Sherman St., 303-651-8812 Emergencies: 303-651-8468

DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES Motor Vehicle Registration 303-413-7710 Longmont: 529 Coffman St. Ste. 110 Boulder: 1750 33rd St. Suite 101 Driver’s License Longmont: 917 S. Main St., Unit 600, 303-776-4073 Boulder: 2850 Iris Ave., Ste. F, 303-442-3006 Emissions Testing Air Care Colorado Hotline: 303-456-7090 customerservice@aircarecolorado.com Longmont: 4040 Rogers Road Boulder: 5655 Airport Blvd. HEAT Xcel Energy Residential: 800-895-4999 Commercial: 800-481-4700 Emergency: 800-895-2999 www.xcelenergy.com HOSPITAL Longmont United Hospital 1950 W. Mountain View Ave. 303-651-5111 Emergency: 303-651-5000 www.luhonline.org LIBRARY Longmont Public Library 409 Fourth Ave., 303-651-8470 www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/index.html

PET LICENSES Longmont Humane Society 9595 Nelson Road, 303-772-1232 www.longmonthumane.org PHONE SERVICES Qwest Residential: 800-475-7526 Commercial: 800-603-6000 www.qwest.com/index.html POST OFFICE 201 Coffman St., 303-776-2387 TRANSPORTATION Air Service • Denver International Airport (Denver), 303-342-2000 or 800-AIR2DEN, www.flydenver.com • Longmont Vance Brand Municipal Airport, 303-651-8431 www.ci.longmont.co.us/airport/index.html Bus Service Regional Transportation District, 303-299-6000 or 800-366-7433, www.rtd-denver.com URGENT CARE Longmont Clinic 1925 W. Mountain View Ave., 303-776-1234 Rocky Mountain Urgent Care Longmont: 1551 Professional Lane, Ste. 170, 720-494-4747 Boulder: 4800 Baseline Road Ste. D106, 303-499-4800

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Welcome to Longmont, a city located in a beautiful setting nestled along the Rocky Mountain foothills. Offering more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the city provides plenty to do for all ages. Longmont sits at an elevation of 4,979 feet above sea level and has more than 1,500 acres of parks and open space, making it a perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts. The town is also home to several high-tech companies and a vibrant restaurant scene. It is conveniently located 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder and 30 miles from the scenic Trail Ridge Road within Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Scorpio — Oct, 24 to Nov. 21

It’s your month Scorpio, so get ready for a wild ride. If you are dating someone, get ready for him to put a perfect princess cut diamond on that pretty little finger of yours. If you are married, or single, you never know who will meet you under the mistletoe. Wink wink!

Sagittarius — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

You are secretly wishing you were a scorpio, because you would really like to have a princess cut diamond too. Better luck next year.

Capricorn — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

Your career is going to take off in leaps and bounds. But, make sure you don’t forget to pay attention to the little guys that helped you get there. Reward them, and they will reward you. (With lots of chocolate! Yummy!)

Aquarius — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

You may keep striking out, but don’t worry, someone is noticing the couple fly balls you hit. Keep a lookout for a sports inclined hottie with a body. Possible places to find this delicious dude — the gym or work.

Pisces — Feb. 19 to March 20

Pisces, you are keepin’ it real. You may suddenly decide to open your own music recording studio. Even though you can’t keep a beat, and you have two left feet, you can still rhyme, and all you need is sweet time…before you make the big bucks in this business.

Aries — March 21 to April 19

You may think that you are going crazy. Well, you could be correct. But not to worry, everyone around you is probably a little nuts too. So mostly this holiday season you will be way more sane than anyone you know.

Taurus — April 20 to May 20

Looking to let out a little frustration with some shopping? Do some damage to that credit card. You are so busy buying gifts for everyone else, you don’t take enough time to think about yourself.

Finding Longmont Parks

Gemini — May 21 to June 21

Inside the word search hidden are a few of Longmont’s city parks. Have fun finding them. The solution is on page 65. Affolter Alta Carr Collyer Dawson Flanders Kanemoto Kensington Lanyon Loomiller Pratt Raber Roosevelt Sandstone Spangler Sunset Thompson Valley

Gemini’s will be jet setting this month. Pack your bags and head to Europe. With the stars in a line, you will want to hit the perfect places for romance. Gemini suggests Lake Como, St. Tropez, London, and of course Roma!

Cancer — June 22 to July 22

Don’t worry about a thing. Everything in your life that is going wrong will take a sudden change for the better. Like the guy who dumped you last month, will get fired by the guy you are dating this month. Isn’t revenge sweet?

Leo — July 23 to Aug. 22

Let out the inner lioness! This is your month to take charge of your life. Make some changes. Your new found confidence will help you to redecorate, revamp and rev up your lackluster life. Take advantage, because next month you are back to the same boring stuff.

Virgo — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

Your boss is a jerk. And you should definitely let him know what you think of his immature antics, and inane comments. Don’t worry you won’t get fired. Instead you will get a social promotion, because all of your coworkers will think you are cool for saying what they all thought too!

Libra — Sept. 23 to Oct. 23

You are in luck! This month you will meet a Brad Pitt look a like who will sweep you off your feet. Start dressing for success, since you will have lots of oh so fabulous parties to go to with your new man.


Winter 2008

Times-Call / Longmont Magazine

Full Circle Health Associates


Specialists in Women’s Health

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Heather Keene, MD FACOG

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Now offering the latest in obstetric imaging Our New 4-D Ultrasound can show baby moving in real time. Offering a full range of obstetrical & gynecological services to meet the needs of women in all stages of their life, including: • Her Option® In-Office Cryoblation Therapy - to control heavy menstral bleeding • Essure In-Office Sterilization • GYN Surgery • Menopausal Management • OB & GYN Ultrasound ®

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Winter 2008


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