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Local Park Hill Summer Camps

Art Garage | 6100 E 23rd Ave 1-week classes for ages 3-12 from 6/4-8/24 starting at $140. Info: artgaragedenver.com or 303-377-2353. Bike Depot | 2825 Fairfax St 2-week camps for ages 10-14 from 6/4-6/15 & 6/18-6/29 at $400. Info: bikedepot.org or 303-393-1963. Cheyenne Fencing | 5818 E Colfax 3-4 day training camps from 6/13-8/11 starting […]

Park Hill Moments: Colorado Fusion Soccer Club

Young soccer players pose in front of a new soccer goal at the Park Hill School on March 23. The goals were made possible through the Soccer for Success grant awarded to the Colorado Fusion Soccer Club this March. From left to right: Henrik Laird, Ronin Gormsley, Spencer Williams, Kristian Laird, Grant Carey, Colston Leonard, […]

Cake Crumbs Whips Up a New Commissary Location

By Erin Vanderberg, Editor The retail location at 5151 E. 28th Avenue has seen many incarnations in the past decade – Chinese and Thai restaurants, a convenience store, a medical marijuana dispensary, a marijuana edibles bakery, and often simple vacancy – a fact not lost on its neighbors, Denon and Sean Moore, owners of the […]

GPHC Food Pantry: April 2012

By Sandra Henderson, Food Pantry Manager Spring is almost here! The Greater Park Hill Community Food Pantry has seen quite a few families in March. Easter Adopt-a-Family Program We’ve had a few applications for the Easter Adopt-a-Family program. Two families, in particular, demonstrate the problems facing many families in our community. The first consists of […]

Your Health Hub: April 2012

By Aron Snyder NEW! be well Healthy Living Centers The be well Health and Wellness Initiative of the Stapleton Foundation, in partnership with the City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation Department, will be opening two be well Healthy Living Centers this summer. The Centers will be located at the Central Park Recreation Center […]

Foreclosure Filings

By Beth McCann, State Representative House District 8 In order to win a case in court, a party must prove through documentation or witnesses that he or she if entitled to win. Not so with respect to foreclosures. In Colorado, banks and lenders do not need to provide clear proof that they are the owners […]

DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS WINS MUSIC COMPETITION

By Dave Hammond, DSA Director of Bands DSA’s jazz combo, RriZoZaz, placed first in a music competition that was held on Sunday, March 18 at the Bluebird Theatre as part of the First Lady of Denver’s “Bringing Back the Arts” initiative. Out of 79 entries, just eight were selected to compete as part of the […]

C3 STUDENT LAPTOP FUND’S ANSCHUTZ GRANT

Community Computer Connection has a grant from the Anschutz Family Foundation that will match donations with an equal amount for every new donation up to a combined $4500. C3 awards laptop computers to eligible high school students that are moving onto higher education. For more information, visit c3-colorado.org.

Park Hill Family Bike Rides

The Park Hill Family Bike Ride schedule is shaping up to be the most robust yet. The rides are organized in conjunction with the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. and the Bike Depot. The rides span a mix of Saturdays and Sundays, May through October. Each 4-mile ride leaves from the Bike Depot at 2825 […]

LOCAL RESIDENT HONORED

On March 24th, Tameka Montgomery was honored by the National Council of Negro Women as a 2012 Living Portrait of African American Women at the Central Branch of the Denver Public Library.

SMILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL’S AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM NEEDS MOTIVATED & CREATIVE VOLUNTEERS

Every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., a group of 15-20 sixth, seventh and eighth graders participate in an afterschool program at Hiawatha Davis Rec Center at 3334 Holly St. Because of budget cuts and staff reductions, afterschool programing for students is limited. We are looking for volunteers to lead and/or help out with activities […]

FINDING HOMES FOR FERAL KITTENS

By Michele Swenson, Forgotten Felines Rescue Volunteer In early March, volunteers with Forgotten Felines Rescue worked with residents to trap eight cats in feral colonies in Denver alleys. After spaying/neutering, testing and vaccinating all feral cats in a colony, as well as continuing to feed, the goal of Forgotten Felines Rescue is to remove kittens […]

Recycling Survey

By Dr. Jan Buhrmann Over the last two months, a sample of residents of Greater Park Hill have received a survey on recycling, environmental attitudes, and related topics. This survey duplicates a study originally conducted in 1997 by Jan Buhrmann, then a doctoral student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her original dissertation research […]

21st Century Energy Upgrades for 1900s-era Homes

By Casey Staley, REenergizeCO’s Certified Building Science Analyst REenergizeCO INC has been working in Park Hill this past month, performing energy audits and improvements on some of the neighborhoods old housing stock. Accredited by Xcel Energy’s Home Energy Audit program and empowered by Denver Energy Challenge grants, our company is one of many who can […]

CHORAL STYLINGS AT SMILEY

By Jane Hartgrove. Smiley parent Smiley Middle School kicked off Spring Break with an afternoon concert on March 23 by its Advanced Choir singing along with Illuminations Show Choir. The Smiley students opened the concert with solos and duets sung a cappella, which highlighted the strength of their voices. Then joined by Illumination Show Choir, […]

INFANT SIGN CLASS

Do you want a window into your infants or toddlers mind? A way to reduce frustration and temper tantrums? To have your child communicate using more than points, grunts and cries? An accessible and fun way to connect with your child? Then Signing Smart is for you! Research has shown that infants and toddlers who […]

Vendors Needed for the Greater Park Hill Community Farmers’ Market

The Greater Park Hill Community will kick off the first annual Park Hill Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 2nd on the 2800 block of Fairfax. Vendors needed! Full season vendor membership is $150 plus 10 percent of daily sales; drop-in daily rate is $50 plus 10 percent of sales. The Farmers’ Market will operate every […]

PINK RIBBON PROGRAM AT PILATES BODIES

Pilates Bodies on Kearney and Colfax became the first and only Pilates studio in Colorado certified to offer the Pink Ribbon Program for breast cancer patients’ rehabilitation and recovery. The program was developed by a survivor to increase the range of motion in the areas of the body affected by breast cancer surgery. For more […]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GIRL SCOUTS “SOW WHAT?” FOOD LEARNING PROGRAM

The Girl Scouts of Colorado are organizing a four-week service learning series for 9th and 10th grade girls to educate and inspire them in all things food related. They are seeking volunteers for the “Sow What?” curriculum who are interested in helping with one or more of the following sessions as a volunteer, guest speaker, […]

Streetwise: Colfax: Then and Now

By Jack Farrar Colfax, the southern boundary of Park Hill, is an iconic thoroughfare with a checkered past and present. Colfax was named after Schuyler Colfax, a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1855 to 1869, Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1869, Abraham Lincoln’s first vice president and a fervent abolitionist. An […]

Art Branscombe: Helped Turn The Tide of Segregation

Park Hill Community leader Art Branscombe, co-founder of the Greater Park Hill Action Committee that would become the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., passed away peacefully at his home on February 10, 2012. Art’s storied career took him everywhere, from North Africa during WWII, to some of the best newspapers in the country, before landing […]

Professional Women with a Passion for Dance

An instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, had an epiphany one day that – after 18 years of teaching Chemistry on the campus – she would rather be dancing. Once a teacher, always a teacher, Margie Krest opened Dancing the Soul, a studio in Mayfair that brings together a creative and talented group of […]

Neighborhood Cannery Transforming Lives

By Greg Morton, FoodWorks Colorado Every Wednesday, FoodWorks, a nonprofit located in North Park Hill at 39th Avenue and Holly Street, produces the equivalent of 3,000 canned chili bean meals. But this cannery is doing much more than just putting beans in a can. FoodWorks is transforming lives through food and training. “The food we […]

Cure d’Ars Congregant Su Charles Gets a Taste of Stardom

By Erin Vanderberg Su Charles (or SuCh, as she’s known on stage), a member of the Cure d’Ars community since 2010, just returned from a musical odyssey. She made it to the top 98 out of 112,000 contestants on American Idol, before being cut and sent home. It hurt Su not to make it to […]

Smiley Gives Park Hill Mom Something To Smile About

By Gretchen Mueller I am writing to share my experience of Smiley Middle School with those of you who are now faced with the daunting task of finding the perfect school to house, educate and nurture your fifth grader for the next three years – a choice that raises more questions than it answers. Sometimes […]

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