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Local residents win Kwik Car Wash’s Great Grill Giveaway http://www.villagerpublishing.com/local-residents-win-kwik-car-washs-great-grill-giveaway/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/local-residents-win-kwik-car-washs-great-grill-giveaway/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:05:45 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65788 Robert Dody of Parker and Steve Martinez of Littleton were the envy of their neighbors this past Fourth of July weekend with their brand new gas grills. Robert and Steve were the recent winners of Kwik Car Wash’s Third Annual “Great Grill Giveaway.” The lucky gentlemen both received a grill package worth more than $500, including […]

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Andrew Martinez and Steve Martinez of Littleton

Andrew Martinez and Steve Martinez of Littleton

Robert Dody of Parker and Steve Martinez of Littleton were the envy of their neighbors this past Fourth of July weekend with their brand new gas grills. Robert and Steve were the recent winners of Kwik Car Wash’s Third Annual “Great Grill Giveaway.” The lucky gentlemen both received a grill package worth more than $500, including a Char-Broil Commercial Series 3-Burner Infrared Gas Grill, a propane tank, a grill cover, grilling utensils, and custom aprons and koozies.

In an effort to get people excited about washing their car, Kwik Car Wash decided to give an entry form to every car washed at their facilities during the month of June. The more one

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Fuller Sotheby’s Behr Team listed among top in nation http://www.villagerpublishing.com/fuller-sothebys-behr-team-listed-among-top-nation/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/fuller-sothebys-behr-team-listed-among-top-nation/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:04:35 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65783 Linda Behr and Josh Behr, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty’s The Behr Team, are among the top 1,000 real estate professionals in the country, according to the 2013 “The Thousand” list just published by REAL Trends Inc., in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal. The Behr Team’s nearly $85 million in sales earned them a high […]

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Linda Behr, FSIR President Scott Webber and Josh Behr

Linda Behr and Josh Behr, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty’s The Behr Team, are among the top 1,000 real estate professionals in the country, according to the 2013 “The Thousand” list just published by REAL Trends Inc., in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal.

The Behr Team’s nearly $85 million in sales earned them a high rank among the nation’s real estate teams, according to the list, which has been published for the past seven years.

“This honor is a testament to Linda’s and Josh’s superior expertise and professionalism, and to our brand, which imparts the expectation of excellence to our clients who choose us specifically for this level of service

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SMDC – 250 Columbine opens new sales center http://www.villagerpublishing.com/smdc-250-columbine-opens-new-sales-center/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/smdc-250-columbine-opens-new-sales-center/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:00:14 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65781 As the only new,  luxury condominium development currently under construction in Denver – with 71 residences available for sale – 250 Columbine in Cherry Creek North has experienced tremendous interest and demand from people who want to own their own residence.  This has caused the developer of project, Western Development Group of Denver, to open […]

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As the only new,  luxury condominium development currently under construction in Denver – with 71 residences available for sale – 250 Columbine in Cherry Creek North has experienced tremendous interest and demand from people who want to own their own residence.  This has caused the developer of project, Western Development Group of Denver, to open a sales center at 235 Fillmore Street in Cherry Creek North, just a few blocks from the development site.

Dawn Raymond, of The Kentwood Company, will be setting appointments for interested parties to visit the sales center.   Appointments can be scheduled by emailing us at info@250columbine.com or visiting the 250 Columbine website at www.250Columbine.com.

The sales center for the $100 million, 250 Columbine development

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SMDC – Baceline Investments closes on $5.57 million Nashville Property http://www.villagerpublishing.com/smdc-baceline-investments-closes-5-57-million-nashville-property/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/smdc-baceline-investments-closes-5-57-million-nashville-property/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:58:59 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65779 Submitted by the South Metro Chamber of Commerce Denver-based Baceline Investments, LLC, a South Metro Denver Chamber member, announced in April that it acquired the Shoppes at Edge-O-Lake in Nashville, Tenn., the second property in the company’s Debt Free Income Fund IV. Baceline Investments is a boutique private equity real estate investment and management company with retail […]

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Denver-based Baceline Investments, LLC, a South Metro Denver Chamber member, announced in April that it acquired the Shoppes at Edge-O-Lake in Nashville, Tenn., the second property in the company’s Debt Free Income Fund IV. Baceline Investments is a boutique private equity real estate investment and management company with retail holdings throughout the central United States.

The acquisition was made for $5,570,000 at a 9.7 percent cap rate. This is Baceline’s first property acquisition in Tennessee.

The Shoppes at Edge-O-Lake, constructed in 2007 and located at 2510 Murfreesboro Road, is a 35,544-square-foot multi-tenant neighborhood shopping center property in the southeastern area of Nashville. It is located on a major thoroughfare that connects the airport to

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SMDC – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton http://www.villagerpublishing.com/smdc-healthsouth-rehabilitation-hospital-littleton/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/smdc-healthsouth-rehabilitation-hospital-littleton/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:57:21 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65777 Submitted by South Metro Chamber of Commerce It is well-documented that patients who utilize inpatient rehabilitation hospitals after an injury, illness, or surgery show improved functional outcomes over those who do not. Rehabilitation provides the greatest potential for a person to return home and regain activity in the community. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton, an […]

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It is well-documented that patients who utilize inpatient rehabilitation hospitals after an injury, illness, or surgery show improved functional outcomes over those who do not. Rehabilitation provides the greatest potential for a person to return home and regain activity in the community.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital that opened May 15, 2013, offers a full continuum of rehabilitative programs and services. These services are offered for individuals who have suffered a major accident or illness including trauma, stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, arthritis, chronic pain, neuromuscular and pulmonary diseases. HealthSouth, a South Metro Denver Chamber member, is one of only two freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the

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USAF Band to play at Someren Glen Retirement Community July 25 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/usaf-band-play-someren-glen-retirement-community-july-25/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/usaf-band-play-someren-glen-retirement-community-july-25/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:54:59 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65775 Concert is free and open to the public The United States Air Force Academy Band accepted an invitation from a Someren Glen Retirement Community resident to play their first concert in Centennial on the community lawn, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. Alvin Vandenberg, a long-time Centennial area resident and former Martin Marietta engineer whose grandson […]

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The United States Air Force Academy Stellar Brass Ensemble performing for the first time in Centennial, July 25.

The United States Air Force Academy Stellar Brass Ensemble performing for the first time in Centennial, July 25.

Concert is free and open to the public

The United States Air Force Academy Band accepted an invitation from a Someren Glen Retirement Community resident to play their first concert in Centennial on the community lawn, July 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Alvin Vandenberg, a long-time Centennial area resident and former Martin Marietta engineer whose grandson is an Academy graduate, has long dreamed of hosting the band at his retirement community.

Vandenberg initiated the process with USAF Band Director Randy Doersch, who was extremely supportive and excited about the band performing at the Someren Glen community, having never performed in Centennial. The ensemble performing is Stellar Brass, consisting of six players and the director, with bass and percussion instruments. The members of the band are full-time military service men and women and not Air Force Academy Cadets.

At 86-years-young Vandenberg is leading a team in planning this patriotic community event.

“This is a unique opportunity for our community, and I hope all of our surrounding neighbors and friends in the greater Centennial area will join us to enjoy the brass ensemble. It’s sure to be a stellar evening,” Vandenberg said.

The concert is free and open to the public. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and join the residents and staff as they proudly host the first ever USAF Band concert in Centennial on the Glen’s two-acre lawn.

Someren Glen Retirement Community is located at 5000 E. Arapahoe Road (just south and west of the intersection of Holly and Arapahoe). For more information, call 303-779-5000.

Someren Glen Retirement Community resident Alvin Vandenberg leads the planning for the community-wide patriotic event.

Someren Glen Retirement Community resident Alvin Vandenberg leads the planning for the community-wide patriotic event.

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Excelsior Youth Center hires healthcare leader as CEO http://www.villagerpublishing.com/excelsior-youth-center-hires-healthcare-leader-ceo/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/excelsior-youth-center-hires-healthcare-leader-ceo/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:52:52 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65773 Submitted by Excelsior Youth Center The Excelsior Youth Center Board of Directors would like to announce the hiring of Susan Hébert as the new CEO. Hébert officially joined the Excelsior Team July 7. She brings more than 15 years of progressive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including expertise in operations, corporate culture, ethics and […]

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Susan Hébert. Submitted photo

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The Excelsior Youth Center Board of Directors would like to announce the hiring of Susan Hébert as the new CEO.

Hébert officially joined the Excelsior Team July 7. She brings more than 15 years of progressive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including expertise in operations, corporate culture, ethics and community health improvement. With master’s degrees in social work, philosophy and theology, Hébert is a board-certified fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has a strong background in strategic planning, partnership development, senior leadership development, corporate compliance programming and employee and patient satisfaction.

Hébert replaces Joan Gabrielson who is retiring after 41 years of service to Excelsior.

“Congratulations to

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CSU Extension hosts youth entrepreneurs http://www.villagerpublishing.com/csu-extension-hosts-youth-entrepreneurs/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/csu-extension-hosts-youth-entrepreneurs/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:50:24 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65771 Submitted by Arapahoe County Youth entrepreneurship was the focus of a thrilling business pitch competition hosted by Colorado State University Extension-Arapahoe County on May 13. The event was the culmination of a six-week program that taught valuable entrepreneurial skills to a group of nine students at the Buckley Air Force Base Youth Center in Aurora. […]

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Nine youth from Buckley Air Force Base were recognized in a business pitch competition after participating in a CSU Extension entrepreneurial workshop. Photo courtesy of Arapahoe County

Nine youth from Buckley Air Force Base were recognized in a business pitch competition after participating in a CSU Extension entrepreneurial workshop. Photo courtesy of Arapahoe County

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Youth entrepreneurship was the focus of a thrilling business pitch competition hosted by Colorado State University Extension-Arapahoe County on May 13.

The event was the culmination of a six-week program that taught valuable entrepreneurial skills to a group of nine students at the Buckley Air Force Base Youth Center in Aurora. The workshop was a collaborative effort that involved the CSU School of Business’s Institute of Entrepreneurship, CSU Extension-Arapahoe County’s Community Development Program, the Buckley Air Force Base Support Squadron and the Air Force Services Youth Program.

Tim Aston,

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Flair! – Sharon Nuanes of Golden captures Ms. Colorado Senior America crown http://www.villagerpublishing.com/flair-sharon-nuanes-golden-captures-ms-colorado-senior-america-crown/ http://www.villagerpublishing.com/flair-sharon-nuanes-golden-captures-ms-colorado-senior-america-crown/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:38:28 +0000 http://www.villagerpublishing.com/?p=65753 Pageant theme is “Golden Moments” On its 20th Anniversary, Ms. Colorado Senior America awarded the 2014 title to Sharon Nuanes who is married to Richard and has two children and two grandchildren. She, as with most winners, is multi-talented, winning gold in Rocky Mountain Senior Games dance team competition and performing a “Symphony of Magic” […]

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Crowning of the queen by pianist Dr. Karen Taylor, Ms. Colorado Sr. America 2011 and 1st Runner Up to Ms. Senior America and outgoing queen Gail Hamilton

Crowning of the queen by pianist Dr. Karen Taylor, Ms. Colorado Sr. America 2011 and 1st Runner Up to Ms. Senior America and outgoing queen Gail Hamilton

Pageant theme is “Golden Moments”

ScottieOn its 20th Anniversary, Ms. Colorado Senior America awarded the 2014 title to Sharon Nuanes who is married to Richard and has two children and two grandchildren. She, as with most winners, is multi-talented, winning gold in Rocky Mountain Senior Games dance team competition and performing a “Symphony of Magic” for her talent at the pageant.

She was Denver’s first female volunteer firefighter in 1974 and she met her husband while volunteering for the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Nuanes was with the Bureau of Reclamation as a hydraulic engineer for 38 years and worked for FEMA on nine declared national disasters winning numerous “On the Spot Awards,” a Distinguished Civilian Medal of Honor from the Corps of Engineers for work with FEMA after Hurricane Fran and another award after Hurricane Isabel. She worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Native American dams. The new queen is currently an instructor with the Civilian Emergency Response Team. She enjoys volunteering, swing dancing and performing, sewing costumes — from period pieces to movie themes — and belongs to several magician organizations. Her philosophy, “Life is a great journey and I have traveled it well. I learned right from wrong and to stand up for what is right no matter the cost. I’ll continue to say good words, think good thoughts and do good deeds. I hope you can see all the good there is in this world. Live life with passion, strength and honesty.”

Claudette Erek was first runner-up and Diane McKnight Page was second runner-up. Other contestants were: Camella Landrum, Marta Leoni, Marilyn Litman, Karen Osburn, and Yvonne Zebauers.

Competition is weighted in four categories: Individual interviews 30 percent, philosophy of life 20 percent, evening gown 20 percent and talent 30 percent. The distinguished panel of judges included Natalie Oliver-Atherton, Vicki Collins, Barbara Goldy, Norm Bouchard, Don M. Gorsuch and Mary Louis Lee.

Every contestant who has been on the stage becomes a member of the Cameo Club, the original “Golden Girls” who perform frequently at various venues including well-choreographed numbers at the pageant. To be eligible to compete, a Ms. must be at least 60 years of age, and we are told, women of elegance in their 90s have competed at nationals.

Ms.-Colorado-Senior-logoThe Ms. Senior America Pageant is the world’s first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the “age of elegance.” It is a search for a gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior Americans. The Ms. Senior America pageant philosophy is based upon the belief that seniors are the foundation of America, our most valuable treasure. It is upon their knowledge, experience and resources that the younger generation has the opportunity to build a better society. The first Ms. Colorado Senior America Pat Witherspoon in 1993 took herself to the national competition. The national pageant has been in existence for over four decades and gained media prominence.

In her farewell speech delivered with grace, humility and humor, her walk and performance, the 2013 Ms. Colorado Senior America Gail Hamilton who is an author, inspirational speaker, pianist and opera singer received several standing ovations.

“I have learned and grown so much this past year,” she said. “I am queen, I am powerful, I am elegant, capable, amazing and connecting with love and joy with those around me. I am blind, but blindness is not who I am. We must all climb mountains to achieve our dreams, but be aware of the mountains and celebrate the struggle. I have learned how to smile (it’s a blind thing), wave, turn and sing without warming up.” Gail sang “Nessum Dorma” to yet another standing ovation. She received the only standing ovation for talent at the national pageant and was 4th Runner Up. Since the local pageant, the unstoppable Gail whose motto is “Spread Your Wings to Fly” has finished the second draft of her book and taken up tap dancing. For more information about competition or bookings for Cameo Club performances visit: www.cosenioramerica.com.

Peggy Shelton of Wichita Falls, Texas (Linda Hollaway’s mom) travelled all the way to Colorado to be in the audience for Queen Gail’s farewell

Peggy Shelton of Wichita Falls, Texas (Linda Hollaway’s mom) travelled all the way to Colorado to be in the audience for Queen Gail’s farewell

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The new queen Sharon Nuanes is surrounded by first runner-up Claudette Erek and second runner-up Diane McKnight Page

The new queen Sharon Nuanes is surrounded by first runner-up Claudette Erek and second runner-up Diane McKnight Page

Ms. Colorado Senior America Sharon Nuanes will compete in the October national pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

Ms. Colorado Senior America Sharon Nuanes will compete in the October national pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

Co-emcee, motivational speaker and “walk- in tub” commercial star Michelle Rahn, Ms. Senior America 2004 after the pageant with Linda Hollaway, Ms. Colorado Senior America 2008, founder of Bessie’s Hope and Sertoma Club’s Front Range District Governor

Co-emcee, motivational speaker and “walk- in tub” commercial star Michelle Rahn, Ms. Senior America 2004 after the pageant with Linda Hollaway, Ms. Colorado Senior America 2008, founder of Bessie’s Hope and Sertoma Club’s Front Range District Governor

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