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GPHC Food Pantry News: March 2012

By Sandra Henderson, GPHC Food Pantry Manager February is the month for love and celebration. The pantry is stocked with cookies and candy. Our volunteers were given cards and treats. We are like family here and we share and celebrate special occasions together. Speaking of holidays, Easter is approaching. The food pantry can use gift […]

Denver Recycles Action Network

Denver Recycles Action Network Training takes place Saturday, March 10 from 9-11a at Denver Recycles near Alameda and I-25. After training, new volunteers are asked to dedicate a minimum of 15 minutes a month to educating those around them about Denver Recycles and waste-reduction. Interested? Send name, address, phone number, neighborhood name and what you […]

Your Health Hub: Update on the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange

Health insurance is out of reach for nearly 830,000 Coloradans and many individuals and small businesses in the state are struggling to maintain the coverage they have. In an attempt to help solve this problem Colorado is creating a new online health insurance marketplace where consumers can shop for the health insurance policy that best […]

DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation

DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation is holding a casting call for homeowners who are stalled or in-over-their-heads with a home renovation project. Licensed contractor and host Kayleen McCabe will come to the rescue with her team of expert. Applicants must have an appropriate budget set aside for the renovation. Apply online at under casting.

Colorado Symphony Guild

Lowry, Stapleton and Park Hill community members are working to form a new neighborhood unit of the Colorado Symphony Guild. Currently, the CSG has about 320 Guild members, who promote and support the Colorado Symphony. Opportunities include attending rehearsals, working in the Symphony shop and attending music lectures. Annual dues are $35. The next meeting […]

Seize The World’s Share Your Story Program

Have epilepsy and live in Park Hill? Seize The World Foundation’s Share Your Story program documents the experiences of people with epilepsy who lead active lives. We want to tell the story of a Park Hill resident this spring! Contact

Neighborhood Partners Environmental Team

Come help out your community and the environment by cleaning up the Sand Creek Regional Greenway, Westerly Creek and Bluff Lake Nature Center. Our Neighborhood Partners Environmental Team meets on the first Saturday of every month from 9a-noon for trash clean up, invasive species removal and basic trail maintenance. Everyone is welcome to join – […]

Signing Smart

Denver Family Consulting’s Julie Buck offers a Signing Smart course on infant sign language for parents and children. The 8-week course will take place at GPHC, 2823 Fairfax St on Mondays from 4:45-5:30p beginning April 16, 2012. The $150 registration fee includes materials. Visit or call 720-244-2431 to register.

Free Home Energy Advising

Greenprint Denver, the Department of Environmental Health and Revision International have teamed up to provide free home energy advising for income-qualifying households (1 resident, $32,490, 2 residents, $43,710, 3 residents, $54,930, etc.). Contact 720-270-1831 for more information.


The Education of Ami Desai

How an entrepreneurial educator became an entrepreneur redefining work By Erin Vanderberg At home in her beautiful Park Hill bungalow, meditation deck out back, it’s clear that Ami Desai has it together. A known powerhouse in the Denver education community and now author, Ami sat down to talk with me about her new book, her […]

We’ve Got To Get Ourselves Back To The Garden

How a woman named Raw changed her diet, became a restaurateur and turned Kate’s at 35th into The Garden opening February 4th By Erin Vanderberg Aleece Raw started her journey toward The Garden three years ago. Before her sister Shelly was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer, Aleece, an internet marketer, ate whatever was easy […]

Sand Creek Regional Greenway Prepares for its 10th Anniversary

By Erin Vanderberg In the mid-1990s, with Stapleton slated for closure, the planning process began for a park infrastructure that would turn a blighted waterway in an industrial corridor into the Sand Creek Regional Greenway that today boasts 13.5 miles of trail through Commerce City, Denver and Aurora. Five founding volunteers – Beth Conover, Pat […]

A Sunflower Seeds on Colfax

Sean Mandel’s foray into property management to get himself a grocery store By Erin Vanderberg EDITOR’S NOTE: The Denver City Council took the final vote on whether or not to approve the rezoning necessary to build the Sunflower Market on Monday, January 30th, after our publication went to print. Keep up with the story by […]

Letter from the Editor: Feb 2012

Greetings Park Hill! I’m honored to be the new editor of the Greater Park Hill News, a paper that has a 50-year history as a catalyst for community. This month, we feature two Park Hill women, one making an impact through education and the other through food: Ami Desai and Aleece Raw. We highlight the […]

A Love Letter from the Library to our Customers

By Tara Bannon Williamson, Senior Librarian Park Hill Branch Library Dear Library Customer, Why do we love thee? Let us count the ways! 1. We love our customers because they brighten our day. Each time you stop by, your smiles warm our hearts. The jokes you share with us make us laugh until our bellies […]

Park Hill Community Bookstore Passes 500-member Milestone

By Jack Farrar The Park Hill Community Bookstore recently passed the 500-member milestone, a significant achievement given the precarious state of independent bookstores across the country. The store, at 23rd and Dexter, opened in 1971, the same year another venerable purveyor of literature, Tattered Cover, was launched. “For an operation of our size, it is […]

Denver Parks and Recreation Adopts a New Fee Structure

As of January 1st, the Denver recreation centers have a new fee structure where the rate you pay corresponds to the amenities and activities offered by your preferred fitness center, while allowing you access to any rec center in the same or lesser pricing tier. “What we were hearing a lot is that people were […]

Protect your car from break-ins

By Technician Reyes Trujillo, Denver Police District 2 Community Resource Officer Don’t leave valuables in plain view. Thieves break into cars when they can see the prize. Thieves really like purses with checkbooks and credit cards, cellular phones, cash, laptop computers, the garage door opener to your home, firearms, golf equipment and anything else. If […]

Free Trees for Denver Residents

This spring, The Park People organization is offering Denver residents two ways to receive free trees. The Denver Digs Trees’ Spring Street Trees program is offering free trees to be planted in the public right-of-way and Denver Forestry’s Mile High Million’s Trees for Energy Savings program is offering free trees for the west side of […]

Denver Finalizes New Precinct Lines One Month Ahead of Party Caucuses

Effective January 6th, Denver now has 344 precincts, versus the 429 precincts it formerly had. The new precinct lines come on the heels of the statewide redistricting process that follows the federal Census and redraws political boundaries in response to population and demographic shifts. The Denver Elections Division received public feedback at a public hearing […]

GPHC Food Pantry News: Feb 2012

By Sandra Henderson January was a very busy month. We’re growing, we’re working to expand our services, we’re celebrating volunteers and we’re planning for Easter. At this month’s Greater Park Hill Community Board Meeting, I announced that the GPHC Food Pantry has gone from serving 144 people to serving 514. Many in the community don’t […]

Water Polo comes to Hiawatha Davis

A Park Hill resident is bringing a unique sport to our neighborhood, and area kids are having a ball. Mark Isenburg has been coaching water polo in and around Aurora for almost nine years. Now, he’s found a location that allows kids in Park Hill and other nearby neighborhoods to take part. Isenburg’s club, the […]

Hancock Hosts Neighborhood Newspaper Editors at Policy Pow-wow

By Erin Vanderberg In an unprecedented move, Mayor Michael Hancock invited the neighborhood news editors to his office for a discussion on the City of Denver. He spoke on his first 100 days in office, his plans for 2012 and shared his vision of turning Denver into “a world-class city” – much like Minneapolis-St. Paul. […]

Zion Senior Center Receives a Facelift

Volunteers from the to Rebuilding Together Metro Denver and their partner organizations pitched in on January 12th to replace more than 5,000 feet of carpet and put a fresh coat of paint on interior walls at the Zion Senior Center at 5151 E. 33rd Ave. Funding for the project came from the Global Business Travel […]

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