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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON

reports

CITY COUNCIL

RECOGNIZES YOUTH

FOR PERFECT TEST SCORES

In May, the City Council and I were honored to recognize

four young residents and former students of Cherry Creek

High School for making the list of 17 districtwide

who achieved perfect scores on either their

ACT or SAT tests. A perfect score on the ACT

test is 36 and a perfect score for the SAT test is

1,600.

Ron Rakowsky

rrakowsky@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-486-5741

Tagleet Geltser, Siddharth Mane, Jared Scott,

and Grace Lao earned a perfect score on the

ACT or SAT which is thought to be among the

highest accolades a high school student can

attain. It’s known as an accomplishment so

exceptional that even Bill Gates fell 10 points

shy of the magic number.

Greenwood Village is proud of these four young

adults as their family and personal dedication

primed them for this achievement. Best of luck

in your journey as you start your college years.

I suspect we will hear great things about these four students

in the years to come as Tagleet will be attending college at

Georgia Tech, Caltech, or Harvard; Siddharth has been

accepted by Columbia University; Jared will attend Brigham

Young University; and Grace will study at Carnegie Mellon

University. Congratulations!

SOUTH METRO FIRE

RESCUE ELECTION

South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) recently held an election in

Highlands Ranch Metro District (HRMD) and Littleton Fire

Protection District (LFPD) on May 8. Citizens were given

the opportunity to vote whether properties within these

districts would be included into SMFR; or if HRMD and

LFPD would remain under an interim contractual agreement

under a Fire Authority model.

City Council and ACT/SAT perfect score achievers.

The outcome of the election was in favor of inclusion into

South Metro Fire Rescue. This means funding will come

directly from the property owners and citizens will be able to

vote for South Metro’s board of directors or run for a seat on

the board themselves. South Metro would begin assessing its

tax of 9.25 mills on property in Highlands Ranch and LFPD

in 2019 — which is the same rate applied across the entire

South Metro service area, including Greenwood Village.

As part of the unification plan, South Metro will build, equip

and staff a new fire station in Highlands Ranch, as well as,

assess the needs for construction and/or relocation of fire

stations in LFPD. Unification also improves the capacity to

respond to large-scale incidents or multiple emergencies, and

provide better firefighter health and safety.

There will be another election on November 6, 2018, in the

City of Littleton (CoL) by the SMFR Board of Directors to

determine if voters will also approve inclusion of their

properties within South Metro’s boundaries or if the City of

Littleton will contract for services. Either way, South Metro

will be providing the City of Littleton fire and emergency

services starting in 2019.

With this unification of all three entities (HRMD, LFPD

and CoL), and the recent unification with Cunningham Fire

Protection District, South Metro’s coverage area will grow to

serve over 500,000 residents within approximately 285

square miles.

This election impacts Greenwood Village in that all of our

Village will now be served by the same fire department —

South Metro Fire Rescue. Previously the portion of City

Council District One west of South University and south of

East Orchard was in the Littleton Fire Protection District.

The constituents of the Littleton Fire Protection District

voted 302 to 29 to be included in the South Metro Fire

Protection District. By a vote of 84 to 14 SMFR Board

Member Hank Eng continues to represent Greenwood

Village as he was re-elected.

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GOVERNMENT

CITY council

NOT SURE WHO YOUR

ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE?

Obtain a list of your state and national government

representatives at www.arapahoevotes.com

DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 4

Dave Bullock

dbullock@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4137

Anne Ingebretsen

aingebretsen@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4135

Steve Moran

smoran@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4133

Judith Hilton

jhilton@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4131

Jerry Presley

jpresley@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4138

Dave Kerber

dkerber@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4136

George Lantz

glantz@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4134

Thomas Dougherty

tdougherty@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4132

WILDLIFE AND RABIES

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD)

Executive Director John M. Douglas, Jr.,

M.D requested I include an update in

my report this month about rabies as it’s

spring and that means wildlife will be

coming out of hibernation. Rabies

reservoir species in Colorado include

bats, skunks, raccoons, foxes, and

coyotes.

As of May 8, 2018, there have been 152

animals that tested positive for rabies.

This number is the highest ever reported

at this time of the year in Colorado.

TCHD has had only two of these rabid

animals, one skunk in Arapahoe County

(not in Greenwood Village) and one

alpaca in Douglas County. This is the

first known rabid alpaca in Colorado.

In order to prevent the spread of rabies

and minimize high-risk exposures to

wildlife and highly suspect domestic

animals, please help with the following:

• Please report any pet or human

exposure to wildlife immediately to

TCHD. TCHD will investigate highrisk

exposures to wildlife and highly

suspect domestic animals.

• Domestic pets (dogs and cats, etc.)

that bite or scratch people are referred

to animal control for assessment and

10-day quarantine of the pet.

• Remember to stay away from wild

animals.

• Do not leave pet food outside and

keep control of your pets outdoors.

• Vaccinating pets and livestock is the

best protection from rabies exposures.

continued on page 4

Wildlife, like foxes, are often seen

in Village neighborhoods.

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GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron reports

continued from page 3

For more information or to report suspected exposure of

rabies, please call Greenwood Village Animal Control at

303-773-2525 or you may call Tri-County Health

Department directly at 303-220-9200.

AN EXCEPTIONAL

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Service is great in Greenwood Village! For the past few

months, as part of my report, I have been highlighting a

business and one of their employees who contribute to an

exceptional customer service experience. After all, people are

your most important asset!

This month, Village resident Trish McIntyre nominated

Starbucks Manager Manuel Gutierrez and his staff at the

Cherry Hills Marketplace location (University Boulevard and

Orchard Road). Mrs. McIntyre expressed to me that they are

always friendly and cheerful no matter how busy they are;

Mayor Ron Rakowsky with dedicated Starbucks staff.

they recognize their customers by name, and even know their

regular’s orders without having to ask them. The store is

always clean and Manuel and his staff always go above and

beyond to provide greatest customer service.

Manuel and his staff are just a few of the thousands of people

working in Greenwood Village that are dedicated to serve

their customers. If you know of a business/employee in our

community that should be recognized, please email

mgallegos@greenwoodvillage.com

17TH ANNUAL ORCHARD

HILLS PARK BIRD WALK

Resident Bob Ballard shared with the Village his

neighborhood’s annual Orchard Hills Park Bird Walk on

Sunday, May 6. Sponsored by the Orchard Hills

Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, more than 60 of

the park’s enthusiastic

neighbors showed up for

coffee and donuts and

participated in a bird

watching tour through

the park. More than 20

species of birds were

identified, including

White Pelican, Great Blue

Heron, Snowy Egret,

Broad-tailed

Hummingbird, Spotted

Towhee and a Yellow

Warbler. After the walk,

children gathered for the

dissection of an owl

pellet. The pellet

contained a jawbone and

skull of a small rodent. GV

17th Annual Orchard Hills Park

Bird Watch.

RAMBLE WITH RON

Have some ideas or suggestions to share about living or

working in Greenwood Village? Walk and talk with Mayor Ron

Rakowsky from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting) on:

Monday, June 11, Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec Street;

and Tuesday, June 26, Tommy Davis Park, Swim Club Lot,

9200 E. Orchard Road.

Registration is not required. For more information, please call

the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745. Check for updates of the

monthly schedule for Ramble with Ron at

www.greenwoodvillage.com.

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VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit

WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for more information

Information is subject to change

july 2018

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

1 2

3

4

5

6 7

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

Independence

Day

Village

Facilities

Closed

Trash service will be delayed one business day

the week of July 2 and only after July 4.

★ SINGLE FAMILY RECYCLING ★

NO TRASH SERVICE

8 9 10

11 12 13 14

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY RECYCLING ★

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17

18

19

20 21

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

GVAHC Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Curtis Center

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

22 23 24

25 26

27 28

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

BOAA

Meeting

6:30 p.m.

City Hall

Greenwood

Village

Day

29

30 31 1

2

3 4

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

JUNE 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 5


GOVERNMENT

Greenwood Village

Don’t have Comcast cable?

You can watch GVTV 8 programs on the

Village Website at greenwoodvillage.com

or on The City of Greenwood

Village Channel on YouTube.

NEW ON GVTV 8 IN JUNE

GV KIDS, INK! NEWS

Meet Thunder, the official

animal mascot for the

Denver Broncos, and

learn about her special

connection to

Greenwood Village.

VILLAGE

SHOWCASE

Join Mayor Ron

as he gives

viewers an

inside look

at the Fire

Department.

AVAILABLE ON COMCAST

CABLE IN GREENWOOD

VILLAGE, GVTV CHANNEL 8 IS

AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

PROVIDING PROGRAMMING

REGARDING IMPORTANT

LOCAL, STATE AND

NATIONAL TOPICS.

VILLAGE EATS

Check out the second

episode of the

Greenwood Village

Cooking Show as host

Kristin Markey and

guest resident Julie Hill

create a delicious

menu for your next

Spring/Summer

dinner party.

GVTV 8 PROGRAMS

Village Showcase

Join Mayor Ron Rakowsky as he showcases

all the latest happenings and greatest events

taking place in Greenwood Village.

Beyond The Green

A program highlighting the parks, trails and

open space system in the Village.

Over 50 And Loving It!

A program focused on issues and events

affecting people 50+ years of age.

Safety Matters In Greenwood Village

Learn about safety issues in Greenwood

Village and techniques to help keep you and

your family safe.

GV Business Connections

Get an inside look at the business

community of Greenwood Village and learn

about some important business topics.

GV Kids, Ink! ® News

Hosted by youth news reporters, this

program features youth activities and events

in the community.

The Village Insider

Get a glimpse of the people and projects

behind the doors at City Hall.

Colorado Connected

Produced by the Colorado Communications

and Utility Alliance (CCUA), the program

features programs on regional issues.

NASA 360

Produced by the National Institute of

Aerospace for NASA, this program examines

how technologies developed by and for

NASA are used in everything from space

exploration to everyday consumer products.

Graceful Aging

Enjoy this program to learn about elder care

needs. You’ll laugh, think and be inspired to

improve your life.

Denver Press Club

Hosted by the Denver Press Club, this

program features discussions with members

of the press and community.

Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch

A powerfully fun and effective workout that

will lift your spirits, strengthen your heart,

muscles, and core. You’ll get a healthy dose

of cardio, strength and stretch moves and

finish up feeling energized for the start and

end of your day.

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GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

CITIZENS’ ACADEMY 2018

This year’s Spring Citizens’ Academy began in February and

concluded in May with 28 people graduating from the

program. The attendees had the opportunity to see the

different aspects of the Greenwood Village Police

Department, and observe first-hand a behind-the-scenes look

at police operations. The group had the chance to see the

Arapahoe County Detention Facility up close, complete CPR

certification, attend a day at the police shooting range, and

was the first class to use our new shooting simulator which is

our interactive on-screen video system. The event concluded

with a graduation at the DoubleTree Hotel with a fantastic

dinner and each attendee received a certificate of completion.

Greenwood Village thanks the 2018 Citizens’ Academy

attendees for their commitment and dedication. Watch for

more information about the 2019 program in future

Newsletters. GV

JUNE 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7


GOVERNMENT

OUR NATURAL

environment

NATURE’S HIDDEN HEROES

NATIVE POLLINATORS FACE

INNUMERABLE RISKS;

BEE BOXES AVAILABLE

What is your favorite warm weather activity? Maybe you

enjoy gardening or spending time doing yardwork or

landscaping. Maybe you enjoy simply getting outdoors to get

some exercise and enjoy the nature around you. Maybe it’s

sitting down to a wholesome, locally-grown meal with your

family. No matter which activity you enjoy the most, it likely

relies on one very important but not very well-known helper:

the solitary bee.

Leafcutter and mason bees are some of Colorado’s most common

solitary bee species.

WHAT ARE SOLITARY BEES?

When someone says the word “bee,” most people think of

the honeybee, a species that we are all familiar with. What

many do not realize is that North America is home to over

2,000 bee species, most of which are native and non-stinging.

These bee species are called solitary bees, and they come in

all shapes, sizes, and have all different jobs to do. Some, like

bumblebees, do not live in colonies and have their own

homes or nesting burrows. Others, like leafcutter bees, live in

large hives with others.

Most people have had experience with solitary bees, even if

they haven’t been made aware if their presence. If you have

ever found plant leaves cut into a crescent shape, it is the

work of the leafcutter bee, one of Colorado’s most common

solitary bees. They use plant matter to seal their nesting

chambers. Similarly, mason bees use mud in the construction

of their hives, so one might spot a them congregating around

a patch of loose earth.

WHY ARE SOLITARY BEES IMPORTANT?

Most solitary bee species have

existed on our continent for

thousands of years, meaning

that they have co-evolved

with the land’s ecosystems.

For this reason, they are

essential to the health of our

outdoors and ecosystems.

Some plants, like tomatoes,

can only be pollinated by

solitary bees: tomato

blossoms are too small for

Solitary bees are efficient

pollinators.

honeybees to pollinate. In addition, because they do not

make honey, solitary bees can work much more efficiently

than honeybees. For example, for every 40 plants that a

honeybee pollinates, a leafcutter bee can pollinate 100.

Solitary bees are extremely good at their jobs.

WHAT RISKS DO SOLITARY BEES FACE?

Being so in-tune with their environment does have a

downside for solitary bees: because they are so closely

connected with the natural world around them, they are

particularly vulnerable to changes in their ecosystems. As our

climate warms and changes, solitary bee populations have

begun to decrease in number. Another change the bees must

face is increased pesticide use: many people trying to get rid

of harmful pests inadvertently hurt the bees instead. Finally,

solitary bees are just not as well-known as honeybees, and

don’t get as much support.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP SOLITARY BEES?

The good news about the plight of solitary bees is that

almost anyone can help them quite easily. The number one

thing that bees need is plenty of food to eat, so planting beefriendly

and native plants like marigolds, lavender,

dandelions, raspberries, and blackberries will help them an

immense amount.

After these plants are planted for the bees, it is important

that they are kept as pesticide free as possible. There are

many pesticide-free and all-natural ways to get rid of many

common garden pests. If you must spray pesticides, do so at

a time when plants are not flowering or away from other

flowering plants.

BEE RESOURCE

Colorado State Beekeepers Association

• 970-213-3099 • www.coloradobeekeeper.org

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GOVERNMENT

HAVE A BEE SWARM

ON YOUR PROPERTY?

Solitary bee houses can be all different designs and sizes.

In addition, you could put up a bee

box: a box made of wood or other

materials with any combination of

paper straws, bamboo, old plant

stalks, blocks of wood with holes

drilled in them, or anything similar.

Solitary bees will move in and turn

the boxes into their hives.

BEE BOXES AVAILABLE

If you would like a bee box of your own, the Greenwood Village

Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commission has several recycled

ones to give out on a first come, first served basis. Please email

Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commissioner Sarah Dormer at

sarahgdormer@gmail.com to request a bee box. GV

FOLLOW THESE TIPS

1. Stay Calm. Bees are the least aggressive when in the

swarms. They are the most docile you will ever see

them.

2. Stay Away. Don’t disturb the swarm.

3. Do not attempt to kill them by spraying with an

insecticide or water!

4. Call a local beekeeper or professional hive removal

company to remove it. Some will catch them for free.

5. Do it right the first time. Having your swarm removed

by a beekeeper assures that both the bees and their

residence will be removed. If you spray the bees, you

leave all of the supporting hive structure in place. This is

composed of beeswax, honey, pollen, larva and bees. By

spraying it, you have now left it unprotected by bees.

You essentially traded one insect for a whole host of

others seeking this nutrition. The larva will die and the

uncured nectar will begin to ferment causing issues with

both odor and mold. Finally, the honey will be ruined.

JUNE 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 9


GOVERNMENT

20TH ANNUAL PUBLIC

WORKS AND PARKS

MAINTENANCE DAY

Greenwood Village held its 20th annual

Public Works and Parks Maintenance Day on

Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Belleview Elementary

School first grade students attended the event.

The Public Works and Parks Maintenance

staff educated everyone how the Department

contributes to the quality of life of the

community. This year’s theme “The Power of

Public Works and Parks Maintenance”

brought awareness as to how these areas play a

key role in ensuring the Village is pretty, safe

and a clean place to live, work and play.

Maintenance affects your daily life and Village

staff is committed to making a difference in

yours. For more information, please call

Public Works at 303-708-6100 or email

webpublicworks@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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GOVERNMENT

KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE

DURING HOT WEATHER

Here are some tips to make sure our furry friends our

protected this summer:

• Microchip your pet and get ID tags for your pet’s collar

to increase the chances of finding your pet if it’s lost.

• As the weather warms up and your pets spend more

time outdoors, now is the perfect time to make sure

your pet is up to date with their flea and tick treatments

and heartworm prevention medication. Talk to your

veterinarian about which options are best for your pet.

• Dogs and cats are particularly susceptible to heatstroke.

Over the summer months, make sure your pet has

plenty of water and shade — or keep them in a cool,

air-conditioned room.

• It’s time to roll out the grill! But remember that table

scraps can give your pet a stomach ache, and some

foods may even be toxic.

• If you’re headed to the neighborhood dog park, make

sure you follow dog park etiquette by learning your

dog’s body language, making sure it responds when

called, and knowing which types of dogs your pet is

comfortable around. Don’t forget to always have your

NEW COLORADO DOG IN CAR LAW

Colorado’s new dog in

car law provides

concerned citizens the

legal justification for

breaking into a locked

car to save a dog, cat,

or at-risk person as long

as you follow outlined

procedures for the new

law.

In order to break a car window to rescue a pet, you have to have

reasonable belief the pet might die.

• Try to find the owner first;

• Use reasonable force to break a window;

• Call authorities; and

• Stay on scene waiting for officers to arrive once the window

has been broken.

For more information on pet safety, please call the Greenwood

Village Police Department Animal Control at 303-773-2525.

dog on a leash and pick up after your dog. GV JUNE 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 11


GOVERNMENT

METRO PUBLIC

SAFETY EVENT

The 2018 Metro Public Safety Event was

held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the

Greenwood Village City Hall. This event

offered a great opportunity for the public to

meet and interact with multiple first

responders in a fun and educational setting.

Participating agencies showcased their

specialty equipment and personnel to the

public. This year’s event involved 13 public

safety agencies including: Arapahoe County

Sheriff’s Office, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol,

Castle Rock Police, Cherry Hills Police,

Colorado State Patrol, Douglas County

Sheriff’s Office, Englewood Police,

Greenwood Village Police, Littleton Police,

Parker Police Mounted Patrol, South Metro

Fire Rescue, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and

the U.S. National Guard. GV

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GOVERNMENT

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GOVERNMENT

OUR NATURAL

environment

CARE AND

MAINTENANCE

UNDERWAY FOR

THE HIGH LINE

CANAL’S TREE

CANOPY

The High Line Canal Conservancy

(Conservancy), along with its partners

Denver Water and the 11 adjacent

jurisdictions, are collaboratively taking

action to maintain and revitalize the

tree canopy of the High Line Canal.

This June marks the initiation of a

two- to three-year tree maintenance

program that prioritizes safety for

recreational users, protection of

adjacent property and the long-term

health of the tree canopy.

There are close to 24,000 trees along

the Canal’s 71 miles and continuous

care and maintenance is required to

ensure a vibrant and healthy

ecosystem. Over 40 percent of

the tree canopy is made up of

cottonwood trees, many over

100 years old and nearing the

end of their natural lifespan.

This reality, along with a

growing population and

scarce water resources in the

West, reinforces the need to

act now and plan for the

Canal’s changing landscape.

This significant, 71-mile-long

project is only possible with

the commitment of the Conservancy

and partners’ joint funding, staff and

expertise. Partners include: Denver

Water, Adams County, Aurora,

Arapahoe County, Centennial, Cherry

Hills Village, Denver, Douglas

County, Greenwood Village,

Highlands Ranch, Littleton and South

Suburban Parks & Recreation District.

Expected to take nearly three years, it

coincides with the Conservancy’s 2018

planning efforts to develop a

Framework Plan that will establish

appropriate and healthy planting

standards for the Canal.

Canal users can expect to see

professional arborists on the Canal

beginning in early June. Arborists will

work alongside jurisdiction field crews,

with oversight support from Denver

Water and the Conservancy staff. Your

patience is appreciated, as there may

be brief disruptions or closures along

short segments of the trail during this

time. For more information, visit:

www.highlinecanal.org/tree-care.

Please contact the High Line Canal

Conservancy for any questions related

to tree maintenance along the corridor

by email at hello@highlinecanal.org or

call 720-767-2452.

Photo by Evan Anderman

ABOUT THE HIGH LINE

CANAL CONSERVANCY

The High Line Canal Conservancy is a

tax-exempt nonprofit that was formed

in 2014 by a passionate coalition of

private citizens to provide leadership

and harness the region’s commitment

to protecting the future of the High

Line Canal. With support from each

jurisdiction and in partnership with

Denver Water, the Conservancy is

connecting stakeholders in support of

comprehensive planning to ensure that

the Canal is protected and enhanced

for future generations. For more

information, please visit

www.highlinecanal.org. GV

PG. 14 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2018


GOVERNMENT

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY AND

SENIOR OUTDOOR FITNESS PARK GRAND OPENING

GOLDSMITH METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

PRESENTS THE 22ND ANNUAL FREE

CONCERTS AT THE CRESCENT

ALL SHOWS ARE ON TUESDAYS, 7-8:30 p.m. The park opens at 5 p.m.

Concerts to be held at the Crescent Amphitheater, DTC Blvd. at

Belleview Ave., located east of YaYa’s Euro Cafe.

Bring your friends, family and a picnic dinner and enjoy nine exciting

evenings of fun and entertainment. New this year: SUGARDASH,

a dessert food truck, will be onsite each week. Crescent Park is a

smoke-free environment, and please plan to leave your pets at home.

Don’t forget: There will be a designated area for all lawn chairs.

June 5 — Tunisia — Top 40

June 12 — New Sensation — ’80s

June 19 — American Honey — Country

June 26 — Chris Daniels & The Kings — Rock ’n’ Soul

July 3 — NO CONCERT, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

July 10 — Daddy Blue — Top 40

July 17 — Premium Diesel — Country

July 24 — Funkiphino — Top 40

July 31 — Long Run — Eagles

August 7 — Syndicate — Top 40

Concerts are open to the public and free parking is available in

designated surface lots. There will be NO scheduled rain dates this year.

For more information: 720-436-5943, www.ConcertsAtTheCrescent.com.

JUNE 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

SORELLE HOME & LIFESTYLES

5979 South University Boulevard • Cherry Crest Shopette

www.sorellehomeandlifestyles.com • 303-593-1539

Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and by appointment

Looking for that perfect unique gift for someone special in

your life? In search of that extraordinary home décor item to

brighten your wall or finish the beautiful look of your home?

Need a fresh, fragrant, floral arrangement for that special

occasion or just because? Sorelle Home & Lifestyles is layered

with one of a kind, vintage and classic merchandise that

makes boutique shopping a delightful experience for all your

senses! Sorelle offers gifts, jewelry, home décor, bath and

body, paper products, rugs, and fresh and faux florals and

plants.

Sorelle Home & Lifestyles, is the dream of two sisters, Tracy

Holthus and Krystal Holthus. Sorelle is Italian for sisters, and

according to Tracy and Krystal, “We chose this name in

honor of all those fabulous relationships we share with family

and beloved friends, both old and new.” Their exclusive shop

clearly reflects the special bond and friendship they share

with each other and their third sister, GayLynn.

With over 30+ years of retail experience in Colorado and

their native state of Nebraska, the Holthus sisters are excited

to call Greenwood Village home. Sorelle opened its doors in

November 2017, and selected Greenwood Village due to its

beauty, energy, and demographics. “Greenwood Village

visibly radiates positive energy and clearly values

communities and small business,” said the sisters. These

values match those of Tracy and Krystal, both of whom

strongly believe in contributing to local communities,

supporting small businesses and charities, while also helping

make your life easy and your home unique and special.

Sorelle Home and Lifestyles offers the art of living well. The

boutique is a treasure hunt of beautiful home décor, home

accessories, thoughtful gifts, hand-made jewelry, cards,

candles, bath and body, gourmet foods, and fresh flowers to

complement your busy lifestyle. Sorelle is locally owned and

operated, with easy parking and a high level of friendly,

personal customer service. While offering a unique array of

beautiful, timeless products, they emphasize the actual

experience of shopping in a boutique, with personal service,

refreshing beverages, and complimentary gift wrap. In-home

decorating and design assistance is also available.

For a unique shopping experience, stop by and see their

stunning roses, lilies, peonies, and other exotic fresh flowers,

floral arrangements, and live plants. Many of Sorelle’s flowers

and plants are locally grown in Colorado, though exotic

imports are readily available. Sorelle is passionate about

assembling floral arrangements using vintage containers and

upcycled glassware just for you. Their “Bloom-On” program

offers a personalized Sorelle designed arrangement of seasonal

florals in a container supplied by you. Special orders for

florals are always welcome, with local delivery available.

Sorelle Home & Lifestyles also offers an eclectic mix of

vintage and new treasures, including seasonal décor, pottery,

artwork and furniture and artisan creations, such as one-of-akind

jewelry, art, decorative candles, cards, faux florals, and

gourmet foods. Understanding the importance of small

business and seeking the unusual, Sorelle focuses on small,

unique partners from Colorado and the United States.

Their constantly changing inventory makes each shopping

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BUSINESS

NEW GV businesses

CAFETERIA

Landmark Café

5500 South Quebec Street

303-770-0503

CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

Prime Chiropractic

5956 South Holly Street

720-676-6440

COFFEE SHOP

Monk and Mongoose Gourmet Coffee

5370 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 1-1109

720-456-7623

DENTAL PLAN

Beta Health Association, Incorporated

6200 South Syracuse Way, Suite 460

303-744-3007

EDUCATION OF THE LUMBER INDUSTRY

Mountain States Lumber and Building

Material Dealers Association

8480 East Orchard Road, Suite 3000

303-793-0859

ENERGY HEALER

Release and Revive

7100 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 109

720-390-0355

FINANCIAL SERVICES

I.M. Financial, LLC

8490 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 380

303-534-9328

Jabez Prosperity, Incorporated

6160 South Syracuse Way, Suite 250

303-884-1779

Veracity Credit Consultants

5350 South Valentia Way

303-893-1801

HOME HEALTH SERVICES

Elite Home Health Care

8301 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 210

303-835-8351

BUSINESSES UNDER

NEW MANAGEMENT

LIQUOR STORE

DTC Wine & Spirits

4920 South Yosemite Street

303-619-0675

SUSHI RESTAURANT

ASA Sushi

5302 East DTC Boulevard, Suite 100

303-564-0103

business spotlight

continued from page 16

experience an exciting treasure hunt for all your senses! You

will find some of your favorite Colorado products including

Rosy Ring Candles, Toyoko Milk, Lollia, Peepers Reading

and Sunglasses (Oprah’s favorite readers), the very natural

Naked Bee bath and body line, Roost home décor and semiprecious

jewelry, and amazingly fragrant Himalayan candles.

Special for this summer, Sorelle has imported, from Italy,

beautiful clothing made from the finest silk and linen. There

is something for everyone with prices starting at $1.90. Gift

cards are available for those who can’t decide amongst all the

glorious treasures available.

In addition to offering a unique shopping experience, Sorelle

knows how to have fun. They are in the early stages of

offering special events, sales promotions, new product

offerings, educational opportunities, and exclusive customer

appreciation events. Join their VIP list and be included in the

exciting creation of their community and the Art of Living

Well.

Currently, Sorelle is supporting the Rare Science foundation,

where your purchase of a handmade one-of-a kind stuffed

Rare Bear will benefit a non-profit organization that helps

find cures for children with rare diseases. The bears are made

here in Colorado by Ben McKillip and his mother, Martha,

and all proceeds from these $25 bears go to the Rare Science

Foundation. For more information,

please visit www.rarescience.org.

Come experience this charming boutique located at 5979

South University Boulevard, in the Cherry Crest Shopette on

the corner of University and Orchard. They are open

Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by

appointment. To learn more about Sorelle Home &

Lifestyles, visit their website at www.sorellehomeandlife

styles.com or contact them at 303-593-1539. Mention this

article in the month of June and receive 20% off your entire

purchase. Stop in and enjoy the Holthus sisters’ passion for

beautiful things and lose yourself to all your five senses! GV

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ARTS AND RECREATION

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ARTS AND RECREATION

GREENWOOD VILLAGE FISHING DERBY

WAS HOOK, LINE AND SINKER FUN!

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART events

GALLERY HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

THE VILLAGE READ

FOR 2018 ANNOUNCED

‘WHITE PLAINS’ BY COLORADO

AUTHOR DAVID HICKS

For the second year in a row the Greenwood

Village Cultural Arts Program has partnered

with Arapahoe Libraries to present the

“Village Read.” The idea encourages adults

of all ages to read one book and participate

in thought-provoking discussions and

activities derived from the chosen book.

The goals of the program are to encourage

leisure reading, create community

conversations and bring the community

together through literature.

This year the group has chosen the book “White Plains” by

Colorado author David Hicks. In “White Plains,” Flynn

Hawkins is a graduate assistant at a prestigious university, on

his way to greatness and wisdom. But in the aftermath of

9/11, Flynn leaves his unhappy marriage and beloved

children, resigns his teaching position, and heads west,

only to get lost in his guilt and in the

mountains of Colorado. When he ends up

stuck overnight in a snow drift during a

blizzard on the Continental Divide, he realizes

he needs to remake himself into the kind of

man his children need him to be. With wit and

insight, David Hicks turns a compassionate but

unblinking eye on what it means to be human

— to be lost while putting yourself back together

again, to be cowardly while being brave, to fail

and fail again on the way to something that might

be success.

This year’s program will begin with the Mayor’s

Kickoff on August 2 at 7 p.m. at Koelbel Library.

Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky will

interview the author and give his insight into this

year’s book. Other events include a discussion by 9/11

survivors, author workshops and a closing reception. A

schedule of events will be announced in July and available on

the Greenwood Village website. Books will be available for

sale at the Curtis Center for the Arts and at Koelbel Library.

All events are free and open to the public.

SENIOR PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Join us on Mondays for one or all three free drop-in classes for

seniors. Following is the upcoming schedule. Hope to see you

there!!!

MONDAY, JUNE 4

9-9:20 a.m. — Focus on Fitness

Simple stretching and toning to your favorite music.

9:30 -10:30 a.m. — Focus 50+

Canvas and Coffee with Renée Reese

RSVP: 720-227-8685. Limited to 10 seniors — Call now

MONDAY, JULY 2

9-9:20 a.m. — Focus on Fitness

Simple stretching and toning to your favorite music.

9:30 -10:30 a.m. — Focus 50+ — Fourth of July Celebration

Drum Circle with Michael and Patrick Weadick.

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

9-9:20 a.m. — Focus on Fitness

Simple stretching and toning to your favorite music.

9:30 -10:30 a.m. — Focus 50+ — The Art of Games

(Weather permitting games outside)

Focus on Fitness and Focus 50+ meets three times during the summer

June 7, July 2 and August 6. Dance and Harmonica continues all

summer long. For details call Gina Oldenburg at 720-227-8685.

MONDAYS, JUNE 14-AUGUST 6

10:30-11:20 a.m.

Dance with Rebecca Reiter

Simple dance moves to your favorite tunes. Drop in welcome

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Harmonica with Gilda Shapiro

All levels welcome. Bring your own harmonica.

For questions about the senior schedule email

cdelap@greenwoodvillage.com or Cathy Delap at 303-486-5766.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

For more information call the the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779.

YOUTH ART CLASSES

Location: Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

The Curtis Center for the Arts is a family-friendly environment that is great for kids to be introduced to the arts as well as

to continue to explore and improve their artistic skills. Classes are offered after school for preschoolers, elementary age kids

and teenagers and art camps are available during school breaks. Come and have fun creating unique works of art!

TEEN SUMMER ART STUDIO

If you have a teen who loves art and wants to learn unique

mediums and techniques, this is the summer program for

them!

Mondays, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

June 25 — Batik

July 9 — Encaustic

July 16 — Papier Mache Sculptures

July 23 — Silk Dyeing

$25 per program — All supplies provided

Ages 11 to 16

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

PEE WEE ART

Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program that introduces

preschoolers to the arts and allows for parents to assist with

their child’s creative process.

Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m.

July 9 — Jelly Fish Plates

July 23 — Puffy Paint Watermelons

August 6 — Bubble Flowers

August 20 — Sequin Animals

$10 per program

Ages 3 to 5 with adult

Instructed by Lauren Brant

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

For more information call the the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779.

ADULT ART CLASSES

Location: Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Both traditional and non-traditional art classes are offered for adults 16 years and older at the Curtis Center for the Arts.

If you are new to art or wanting to improve your artistic skills, we have a class for you!

FIGURE DRAWING

This class introduces students to drawing the human figure

using the foundations of drawing.

Tuesdays, July 10 through August 14

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$120

Instructed by MJ Dowling

$80

Instructed by Candace French

EXPLORING

COLLAGE

Learn unique

approaches to

creating a collage

work of art

through tearing,

cutting and

pasting.

Tuesdays,

July 10

through July 31

1 to 4 p.m.

EXPLORING OIL PAINTING

Whether you’re new to oil painting or you’re looking to

further master your artistic skills, this ongoing class will help

you paint a

variety of

colorful

subjects.

Wednesdays,

July 11

through

August 15

9:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m.

$120

Instructed by

Aimee

Deneweth

DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Begin or develop your drawing skills by learning how to draw

using proper techniques such as contour and implied

drawing, perspective, proportion, space and value.

Wednesdays, July 11 through August 15

1 to 4 p.m.

$120

Instructed by Rick Brogan

CASUAL WATERCOLOR —

PAINTING YOUR GARDEN

Summer gardens

are blooming

with color and

loaded with

inspirations.

Let’s capture

that beauty in

watercolor

flower studies.

As the word

“casual” hints,

the class will

emphasize loose,

expressive

painting in an

encouraging

environment.

Thursdays, July 12 through August 16

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$120

Instructed by Renée Reese

WATERCOLOR

This thorough exploration of watercolor painting offers

instruction and opportunities for practice in basic wet and

dry techniques, washes, blends and use of transparency.

Fridays, July 13 through August 17

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.

$120

Instructed by Rick Brogan

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ARTS AND RECREATION

COLOR MIXING

Learning to mix color can be a challenge for artists, but with

the proper tools it can be a JOY. In this workshop we will

explore color mixing from a couple of different limited

palettes.

Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Janet Anderson

INDIAN FOLK ART WORKSHOPS

With a history

that’s rich in

culture and

heritage, India is

a treasure trove

of art forms.

Experience the

unique art styles

of Indian Folk

Art through

these one-day

workshops.

MADHUBANI

ART

This workshop

aims at introducing Madhubani to art lovers. It will provide a

hands-on understanding of all aspects of the art, such as its

history, motifs, themes and techniques. Participants will be

guided to make their own paintings.

Saturday, June 30

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WARLI ART

In this workshop, students will understand the art of visual

narration and the amusing way of animating the bodies of

human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life

that are created in a loose rhythmic pattern.

Saturday, July 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 16 and older

$100 for each workshop

All supplies provided

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Mitra Verma

Curtis Center for the Arts

2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

For more information call the Curtis Center for the Arts

at 303-797-1779.

INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC

Learn the basics of encaustics or expand your knowledge of

this wonderful medium. We will be working on multiple

pieces to experiment with a variety of techniques including

building up, carving, layering, collage and ghosting.

Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

All supplies provided and

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

ART WITH HEART GIVING GREETINGS

How would you like to learn to

paint and create handcrafted

greeting cards that would be

placed in the hands of patients,

parents, and staff at The

Children’s Hospital of Colorado?

In this workshop session you’ll

learn simple watercolor skills with paints and watercolor

pencils. We’ll also be teaching collage techniques you can use

to make beautiful images.

Besides learning new art techniques, you’ll be creating and

SHARING uplifting and kind messages with The Children’s

Hospital of Colorado. Donate some and/or keep some of the

cards you make. The choice is yours.

All art supplies are provided for your use (Yupo paper, collage

paper, blank greeting cards and more). The morning schedule

will include demos and time to practice, followed by a

complimentary lunch, and the afternoon will be an open

studio atmosphere to continue making greeting cards.

Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$50

Ages 16 and older

All supplies and lunch provided

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Renée Reese

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ART events

GALLERY HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

COFFEE AND CANVAS

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Back by popular

demand for those of

you who missed it the

first time!

We’re using lots of

fun mixed media

tricks and tools in this

Saturday workshop

— stencils, coffee

grounds, collage

papers and watercolor

pencils! We’re going

to create this collage

from a bare canvas on up to a colorful and

charming finished piece. Along the way, you’ll

learn a variety of mixed media techniques to add

to your repertoire.

Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$50

Ages 16 and older

Fee includes all supplies, coffee and yummy treats.

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older.

Instructed by Renée Reese

You won’t want to miss our Coffee & Canvas

workshops offered Saturdays throughout the year.

This is a chance to gather some friends and spend

the morning nurturing your creative side!

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

For more information call the

Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779.

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