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The Reopening of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Hollen Wheeler; courtesy photos After a three-year hiatus, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is reopening this month. Known for its majestic views as passengers ascend 8.9 miles to the summit of Pikes Peak, the train cars, track, depot and visitor center have received $100 million worth of modern renovations and an updated name: The…

State Senate introduces bill for passenger rail district

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Chris Michlewicz; courtesy graphic State legislators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would create a new transportation district for a passenger rail line along the Front Range. Thirteen counties, including Douglas, could be affected by the proposed Front Range Passenger Rail District, an entity that would plan, design, develop, finance, construct and maintain the…

Upcoming RidgeGate construction – nearly doubles the size of Lone Tree

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Chris Michlewicz; rendering courtesy of City of Lone Tree The first in a series of construction projects that will nearly double the existing size and population of Lone Tree is now underway. In recent weeks, earthmoving equipment could be seen reshaping the rolling landscape on the southeast quadrant of I-25 and Lincoln Avenue to…

Castle Pines Parkway interchange construction

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Chris Michlewicz; graphic courtesy of CDOT Motorists using the I-25/Castle Pines Parkway interchange are seeing signs of a statewide effort to improve accessibility for pedestrians with disabilities. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been installing new curb ramps on Castle Pines Parkway over the interstate in the past weeks, causing lane closures. CDOT…

FREE Recycling year-round for electronics

By CPC | May 1, 2021

Information and photo provided by Douglas County Douglas County residents no longer need to wait in long lines as part of communitywide electronic recycling events to purge closets, basements and garages of unwanted electronics taking up valuable space. Last month, Douglas County Commissioners approved a contract with Techno Rescue to provide free, year-round electronics recycling…

DCSD names new superintendent

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Douglas County Schools Logo

Information and photo provided by Douglas County School District The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education selected Corey Wise for superintendent of schools to lead the District’s 63,000 students and 8,300 employees. Wise was selected from a group of more than 100 potential candidates. Wise is currently serving as the DCSD interim superintendent.…

2021 slash-mulch site now open

By CPC | May 1, 2021

The Douglas County slash-mulch site is open Saturdays only from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through the end of October. In case of inclement weather, call 303-663-6274 to ensure that the site will be open as scheduled. Due to the limited size of the slash-mulch site, please adhere to current Colorado COVID-19 precautions during your…

HistoryGeo database aids genealogical and local history research

By CPC | May 1, 2021

Information and photo provided by Douglas County Libraries; photo courtesy of Hutch Tibbetts The archives and local history department at Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is excited to launch HistoryGeo, an interactive database for mapping land patent recipients, Douglas County historic sites, and other resources that can aid genealogical and local history research. HistoryGeo is conveniently…

Castle Rock Eye Wear

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Jim and Charlotte Mattox

Adventure-seeking enthusiasts By Chris Michlewicz; photos courtesy of Charlotte Mattox Not long after Charlotte and Jim Mattox moved to Colorado from Florida 14 years ago, they became involved in community causes. As many transplants do, the owners of Castle Rock EyeWear fell in love with Colorado while here on vacation. They opened their business in…

The perfect pair for petals and planning

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Lisa Nicklanovich; courtesy photos “I wanted to be a wedding planner ever since I was little,” said Brittany Tolibas co-owner with Briana Hanson of Privé Events, located in The Village at Castle Pines shops. The talent, energy and creativity of this team has expanded from wedding and event planning to trendy florals, customized gifts,…

New to the neighborhood?

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Terri Wiebold A vibrant sense of community is one characteristic that sets Castle Pines – the 80108 ZIP code more specifically – apart from other Colorado communities. Neighbors know each other, they spend time together and they support each other. If you are a new resident, you have likely already experienced this firsthand. The…

Rummaging around garage sales

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Hollen Wheeler Summer is coming and that means lemonade stands, trips to the pool and community garage sales. Looking to declutter closets, purge attics and basements and make a few extra bucks? A garage sale may be the answer. Garage sales attract several types of buyers: collectors looking for that unique purchase, those looking…

Modern approach to updating brick

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Lynn Zahorik, courtesy photos As you travel the streets of Castle Pines, it is remarkable to observe the revitalization that is happening throughout the neighborhoods. Striking changes are being made to the exteriors of traditional homes constructed over the past three decades. Inspired by an abundance of home improvement shows, homeowners are taking pride…

Take a moment to honor genuine patriots

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Patte Smith; photo by Lynn Zahorik Memorial Day is Monday, May 31. This is the day observed in remembrance of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. In 2020, the U.S. added The National Moment of Remembrance, asking all fellow citizens to pause at 3 p.m. local time for…

Meaning of thirteen folds of the flag

By CPC | May 1, 2021

Dear Reader, A few words as we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday formally observed on the last Monday of May. Often considered the official start of summer, we must never forget that it is a holiday for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their duties…

Disneyland reopens, but don’t pack the bags just yet

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Disneyland

By Bryan Goodland; courtesy photo The happiest place on earth reopened its gates on April 30, but don’t pack the Mickey bags just yet. While this is exciting news for those in the Castle Pines community with pent-up longings for a quintessential Disney family vacation, this initial opening is only for Californians, and proof of…

Community egg hunts

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Terri Wiebold; courtesy photos On one of the (few) beautiful sunny days in April, neighborhoods throughout the Castle Pines community hosted egg hunts. To view a slideshow of photos from the events, visit and click on “Photo Album.”

Splish splash for summer fun

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of a Zero-depth entry pool.

By Patte Smith Ready to break out and enjoy hot summer days jumping in a pool or lounging beside it reading a good book? Good news – pools are opening for the summer and there are many great public pool options to check out. Butterfield Crossing Pool has been renovated and has numerous amenities. Located…

Gus Nelson: One tough old bird

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Joe Gschwendtner; photo courtesy of Western History Section, DPL Outliers make for legends. Bengt August (“Gus”) Nelson was one of them. Born in Falkenberg, Sweden in 1863, it was Gus’ destiny to become a great one. Great granddaughter Jo Nelson Bradford called him “a tough old bird.” At 18, Gus took passage on a…

Nara the cheerful Celt

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Nara the dog.

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Nicole McGarvey Meet Nara McGarvey, a 6-year-old rescued mixed-breed canine. Nara was fortunate to find her fur-ever home on October 11, 2014 through Every Creature Counts, an animal rescue organization. Nara’s owners, Nicole and Noel McGarvey do not know Nara’s exact breed, but what they do know is that…

Growing up in Disneyland – Reminiscing a simpler time

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Ron DeFore and his sister Dawn with Walt Disney in the Disneyland Christmas parade

By Carin R. Kirkegaard; photos courtesy of Ron DeFore Since its opening in 1955, Disneyland has been a destination vacation for many families across the globe. There are entire books, blogs, social media pages and travel agencies that have pointers on which hotels to stay in, which restaurants to secure a reservation at and where…

Patience and pursuit of passion pays off

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Celeste McNeil; photos courtesy of Lauren Childress Lauren Childress is the public information officer (PIO) for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). In that role, her main priority is media relations and informing the citizens in the community of the law enforcement related incidents that may impact them. During most of her law enforcement…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

By CPC | May 1, 2021

Family raises awareness about the disorder By Chris Michlewicz A Surrey Ridge couple’s quest for information and help for their son’s complex medical condition has been aided by a small army of people with progress on their minds and kindness in their hearts. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), an umbrella term for a range of…

Strawberrylicious balsamic strawberries

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Balsamic Strawberry Compote

Article and photo by Lisa Crockett I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas and I make no apologies for that. I love all kinds of delicious foods, but in the end, if I have to make a choice, the dessert course is what really has my heart. I’m also a bit of a…

Farmers markets: A weekend tradition worth celebrating

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Chris Michlewicz; photo courtesy of Parker Farmers Market The arrival of spring also means the much-anticipated arrival of farmers market season. There are few better weekend traditions than stepping into a busy farmers market on a warm, sunny day and perusing homemade wares, local art, vibrant flowers and baskets full of freshly-picked fruits and…

2021 Farmers Markets

By CPC | May 1, 2021

Castle Rock Farmers Market Outlets at Castle Rock 5050 Factory Shops Boulevard Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. June 19 – October 30 Centennial Farmers Market University Towne Center 7424 South University Boulevard Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 5 – October 27 Cherry Creek Farmers Market Cherry Creek Shopping Center 1st…

Cooking with cast iron

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Lisa Nicklanovich; photo courtesy of Hilda Trigoso Hilda Trigoso has had her cast iron pans for more than 20 years. “My mother-in-law back in Brazil was the influence for me to get one,” Trigoso shared. “She always cooked for us in her big cast iron pan and always praised how much better everything cooked…

Composting basics

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of ceramic countertop composing container.

By Lisa Nicklanovich; photo courtesy of Sally Wagner, courtesy photo There are those who may think composting is dirty, gross, confusing and time consuming, but here is another look. Tossing kitchen and yard scraps in a bin and then getting free fertilizer for the lawn and garden is all there is to it. Well, okay,…

Centenarian is one tough cookie

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Ann Palmieri celebrating her 99th birthday on June 2, 2020.

By Lisa Nicklanovich; courtesy photos On one of their annual trips to Hawaii, Ann Palmieri and her daughter, Michele, were on a sunset dinner cruise in Oahu watching the fire dancers with a group of tourists. Like a celebrity, Ann was surrounded by groups of people who all wanted to take a photo with her.…

Changing current brings happiness

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Tracey and Scott Ray

By Celeste McNeil; photos courtesy of Tracey Ray Tracey Ray is a wife, mother, daughter and business owner. She spent most of her life in Green River, Wyoming before moving to Denver in 2000. That was a big year for her. Tracey moved, met and married “the love of her life,” Scott, and became an…

Growing up Hollywood style

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of David DeFore and his wife, Kathy, in the Pacific Palisades

By Carin R. Kirkegaard; photos courtesy of David DeFore David DeFore moved to The Village at Castle Pines in 2015 with his wife Kathy, after retiring from a successful 42-year career as a commercial real estate broker in Southern California. David has structured his life pursuing professional and social interests – making choices along the…

Colorado is home sweet home

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Phopto of Jay, Alex, Ashley and Hunter Byars at their home

By Hollen Wheeler; courtesy photo Neighbors Ashley and Jay Byars moved from Atlanta to Colorado almost 18 years ago. First living in Highlands Ranch, they settled in Castle Pines in 2011. Their son Alex (13) attends American Academy – Castle Pines and enjoys football, basketball, skiing and skateboarding. The family spoils Hunter, their 2-year-old Maltipoo…

The heart of a volunteer program

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Marti Jones and her husband, Michael.

By Chris Michlewicz; photos courtesy of Marti Jones When Castle Rock Adventist Hospital was being built in 2010 and 2011, something told Marti Jones that she would one day have a role at the medical center. Marti, a Village at Castle Pines resident for 18 years, says the notion came out of the blue, especially…

Building homes with love

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Lynnette Baylor of Castle Pines

By Steve Whitlock; courtesy photos   Making a noticeable difference in the world is something people talk about. In March, Lynnette Baylor of Castle Pines and Andrea Corrales of Highlands Ranch were part of a team that did just that in Colonias de Juarez, Mexico. The trip included a number of components like home building,…

Mother – daughter teaching duo

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of Molly (left) and Terry Mazat (right) are ready to deliver a day’s worth of hands-on learning.

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Molly Mazat Terry Mazat and her daughter Molly, remember a time when there was just a single gas station and no schools in Castle Pines. Starbucks was not even a “thing” and at 10 p.m. every evening the elk would roam by to say hello. Both love the beauty…

Experienced hands taking over The Flower Shop at Castle Pines

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of flower arrangements

By Lisa Nicklanovich; photo courtesy of Tiffany Ball “Flowers are in my blood and have always been a part of my life,” said Tiffany Ball. Tiffany’s great-grandmother was well known throughout her community for her flower gardens and her beautiful arrangements for the local weddings. She passed on her knowledge to Tiffany’s grandmother, who passed…

Dreaming of Gold

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of figure skater Autumn Hall skates at a regional competition

Article and photo by Hollen Wheeler; courtesy photo There is an Olympic hopeful in our midst. Figure skater Autumn Hall (12) is a sixth grader at Rocky Heights Middle School and already a champion. She practices at least five days a week and recently qualified for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the annual competition where…

BolderBoulder reimagined for 2021

By Patte Smith | May 1, 2021
Art for BolderBoulder

By Shaun Kernahan; courtesy photos A Memorial Day weekend staple in the state of Colorado since 1979, BolderBoulder began with around 2,700 participants. By 2004, it had become the world’s largest timed 10K with more than 47,450 participants – and has grown ever since. This year, as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the event…

Rock Canyon High School poms bring home the state title

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo of RCHS poms who clinched the 5A state title.

By Celeste McNeil; photos courtesy of Christina Leone Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) poms dance team recently won the 5A State Championship, bringing the first poms state title to RCHS since 2009. It is the first schoolwide state title since 2016. Poms, a school spirit squad focused on dance, serves an important role within the…

Tinned fish: portable and sustainable

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Lisa Nicklanovich; courtesy photo Like the popularity of charcuterie boards and sourdough bread, tinned fish is having its moment. For pescatarians or anyone who enjoys seafood, tinned fish is a satisfying pantry staple and provides variety from fresh or frozen seafood. While some may have grown up enjoying sardines and oysters from a can,…


By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Paul Brannberg and Lisa Hutchinson By nature, human beings are social. Relationships with others help individuals survive and thrive. Staying socially connected can increase longevity, improve immune function and cardiac health. While physical distancing is still important during COVID-19, maintaining social connections is just as important. Grateful for their…

School district hosts digital art show

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Digital art

By Celeste McNeil; courtesy photos Creative problem solving has become the new normal. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) art show committee applied creativity to the annual art show to safely display the best artwork from all the district schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. Traditionally, the district art show has been on display for a…

Stock the Stacks

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Photo off Fourth grader Madi Petau really enjoyed participating in the school food drive.

By Julie Matuszewski; photo courtesy of Ilana Bove The Help & Hope Center provides a warm, calm place for families in crisis to shop for food and necessities. With the help of community donations and volunteer support, the Help & Hope Center provides three meals a day plus a snack for each family member that…

Congratulations to the 80108 Class of 2021!

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Graduation cap

CASTLE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL Jens Anderson Kianna Aviles Oliver Bolduc Tanner Bradley Olivia Briggs Yarely Chavez Castro John Colombi Dylan Cone Marissa Coney Evann Delgado Michael Edelmann Jazelle Edwards Ashlynn Farrell Madelynn Fougere Mariana Fraire Gutierrez Dayde Frankenfield Morgan Frieling Grace Gassmann Keyla Gholipoursani Brian Gonzalez Grace Hancock Valentina Hernandez Dylan Hettinger Zaydee Hyman Antoneo…

Recipes from around the world

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Julie Matuszewski; photo courtesy of Leana Kerr Hungary, a landlocked country in central Europe, is known for its big flavor cuisine. Kinderpunsch or “children’s punch” is an aromatic concoction of herbal tea, fruit juices and bold spices. During the Christmas holiday, this warm beverage serves just the right punch of flavor, making it a…

Creative Bookmarks

By CPC | May 1, 2021
Logo Timber Trail Elementary School

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Ilana Bove Timber Trail Elementary (TTE) kicked off its annual bookmark competition celebrating Read Across America. All TTE students were invited to create and submit one finished bookmark. The bookmarks were rated on original design and were required to include the word “read.” Top bookmarks from each grade included…

RCHS Wish Week

By CPC | May 1, 2021

By Claire Bauer, RCHS intern writer; courtesy photos Every year, Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money in support of critically ill children and grant their “wishes” – things like going on trips, visiting Disney World, or even getting a pet. This year, the school chose to grant the…

Epic Snow 2021

By CPC | April 1, 2021

By Celeste McNeil; courtesy photos Last month’s snowstorm officially took over the fourth place position in the record books; Colorado started keeping track of snow accumulation in 1881. Official snow totals are recorded at DIA, where this storm dumped 27.1 inches. Blizzard conditions with winds up to 35 miles per hour during much of the…

Emergency rental assistance in Douglas County

By CPC | April 1, 2021

Information and graphic provided by Douglas County Douglas County residents behind in rent or utility payments due to COVID-19 financial impacts may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Douglas County will distribute $8.4 million in direct assistance using funds received from the U.S. Treasury Department through the Coronavirus Response and Relief…

Citizen’s Academy for the 18th Judicial District

By CPC | April 1, 2021

Information provided by the District Attorney’s Office This free, seven-week virtual academy will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, April 13 – May 27, 2021. Each class will explore the role of various members of the District Attorney’s Office in different parts of the criminal justice system. The academy will give participants an in-depth look…

City of Castle Pines improves pothole program

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Repairing the persistent potholes that are ever-developing on the road in Castle Pines

Information and photo provided by the City of Castle Pines Wintertime is the time of potholes. While they cause concern for everyone traversing the roadways, they drive the City of Castle Pines Public Works Department crazy. It’s similar to playing a game of whack-a-mole; as soon one repair is complete, another pops up. Potholes can…

Tech-based indoor farm company aims to feed the world

By CPC | April 1, 2021

Article and photos by Chris Michlewicz A Sedalia-based company is using automated indoor farms to revolutionize how people worldwide can access a sustainable source of nutrient-rich food. Held inside 320-square-foot shipping containers, FarmBox Foods uses a specialized vertical hydroponic watering system and LED lighting to grow produce like organic leafy greens and culinary herbs with…

DIY craft studio trend hits The Village at Castle Pines

By CPC | April 1, 2021
AIR Logo

By Chris Michlewicz; photos courtesy of AR Workshop What do you get when you cross HGTV with those businesses that pair wine with painting? A new trend. The Front Range is the latest region to embrace do-it-yourself (DIY) studios that offer ordinary Janes and Joes the opportunity to create their own boutique-quality wooden signs, frames,…

The Exchange Coffee + Conversation in The Canyons

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Photo of Dana Jevarjian and her dog, Benji, on the porch swing outside The Exchange Coffee + Conversation

Dana Jevarjian and the complexities of boutique management Her Linkedin profile says “Club Manager / Director of Lifestyle & Events at BlueStar Resort & Golf. However, that doesn’t seem to fully cover the many complexities of Dana Jevarjian, who is the manager of The Exchange Coffee + Conversation in The Canyons development on the east…

Re-opening of Mainstream Boutique

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Photo of Mainstream Boutique

Caption and photo by Terri Wiebold Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce and community members joined for a fun ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand re-opening of Mainstream Boutique in The Village at Castle Pines shops. New owner Laura Ringgenberg said, “Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support. I have lived in…

Welcome back to CycleBar

By CPC | April 1, 2021

Caption and photos by Julie Matuszewski CycleBar reopened its doors on March 12 with new owners, City of Castle Pines residents Chris and Lindsay Crosby (Lindsay pictured far right). Cyclists enjoyed a welcome back ride with instructor Mikaela Boillot (pictured left), as well as other scheduled classes over the opening weekend. With a wide range…

Axe throwing trend hits the mark

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Axe in wood

Article and photos by Chris Michlewicz A little-known pastime that started in Canadian backyards and Renaissance festivals has made its way to the Denver area in a big way. It’s hard not to notice the rise of axe throwing establishments in the region. There are at least eight businesses dedicated to the leisurely sport in…

Exploring the world of invertebrates

By CPC | April 1, 2021

Article and photos by Lynn Zahorik You might be surprised to learn that 97% of the species on earth are invertebrates. Animals without a backbone or bony skeleton, invertebrates range in size from microscopic mites to giant squid and can live on land or in water. There is a treasure of a zoo in Colorado…

Rescue Dogs – volunteers help find them homes

By CPC | April 1, 2021

By Chris Michlewicz; photos courtesy of Jen O’Connor Massachusetts has the Boston terrier as its official state dog and Maryland has the Chesapeake Bay retriever. In Colorado, it’s simply the rescue dog – and there’s good reason for that. The state’s human population is made up mostly of transplants, so why should dogs be any…

A storybook holiday event

By CPC | April 1, 2021

By Shaun Kernahan, courtesy photos In March, Douglas County Libraries – Castle Pines hosted its first springtime storybook holiday event for kids and parents alike based on the Beatrix Potter classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It included crafts, treats and a petting zoo featuring pigs, horses, donkeys and, of course, rabbits – along with…

Rise in canine heartworm disease as population grows

By CPC | April 1, 2021

By Chris Michlewicz Most of the problems associated with Colorado’s population growth are apparent, like traffic congestion. One not-so-obvious issue effects our beloved pets. The incidence of heartworm disease in dogs has increased in recent years as families and their canines move here from warmer climates where heartworm is more prevalent. Dogs arrive infected, and…

As sweet as Carmel

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Photo of Carmel is one of the smallest lop-eared rabbit breeds

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Kristi Calfee Carmel, a Holland Lop bunny hopped herself into the lives of the Calfee family four years ago. Castle Pines resident Kristi Calfee grew up with pet rabbits and is all too familiar with raising the fluffy friends. After a visit to the Denver Dumb Friends League, the…

Can we go out and play?

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Photo of Shephard and Shiloh Skaley enjoy exploring the South Boulder Creek

By Lynn Zahorik; photos courtesy of Brooke Skaley With two little children to entertain, Brooke Skaley is always eager to get them outside to play. The Skaley family moved from Oklahoma to Castle Pines in July of last year. Since then, the lively family of four embark on outdoor adventures every chance they get. They…

Celebrate Earth Day locally and plant a tree

By CPC | April 1, 2021

By Carin R. Kirkegaard The first Earth Day was marked more than 50 years ago on April 22, 1970, and advocates from groups and organizations across the world have been rolling up their sleeves and doing the work to care for Mother Earth and her environment ever since. Locally, many schools, businesses, community groups and…

Ireland Eire (a’ rah) – she’ll take your breath away

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Beara Peninsula, Ireland

By Joe Gschwendtner; courtesy photos I smile at our Irish memories twice yearly, during lambing season in April and while remembering September oyster festivals. In spring, no one need ask why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle; the color green surely was invented there. Although Ireland’s history begins in ancient times, her allure is quite…

A remodel story: Doors and more doors

By CPC | April 1, 2021

By Lisa Nicklanovich; courtesy photos “I didn’t know doors could make me so excited!” exclaimed resident Camille Pocock. The Pocock family had all 22 interior doors in their house replaced with a beveled Shaker-style door with aged bronze handles and hinges. “The doors are sturdier than the builder-grade doors, and I was surprised how it…

From melons to apples: The Lamberts of Indian Creek

By CPC | April 1, 2021

By Joe Gschwendtner; courtesy photos William Thompson Lambert was born in 1850 to devout Quakers Joseph and Cynthia (Meader) Lambert of Blackstrap, Maine. William was an only child, sickly at that, with bleeding lungs. His frail condition was likely the chief factor in the family’s migration west in 1856 for a drier climate. Muscatine, Iowa,…

Modern manners – cellphone usage

By CPC | April 1, 2021

Dear Reader, There is something we have to talk about – modern manners and cellphone usage. I’m sure we can all agree the cellphone is one of the world’s greatest inventions. But let’s take a minute to talk about how we use it in our everyday lives and how that usage can affect those around…

93rd Academy Awards

By CPC | April 1, 2021
Photo of Oscar award 2021

The 93rd Academy Awards, originally scheduled for February 28, will now take place Sunday, April 25. The awards show will honor movies released in 2020. This is the fourth time in Oscar history that the event has been postponed. The other postponed ceremonies followed the Los Angeles flooding in 1938, the assassination of Dr. Martin…

Up to the highest height

By CPC | April 1, 2021
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By Bryan Goodland; courtesy photos Just like the song in Disney’s classic movie Mary Poppins says, there’s nothing more satisfying then flying a kite on a beautiful day. There’s no better time to celebrate this quintessential spring pastime than on a breezy afternoon in April, which happens to be National Kite Month. Organized by the…

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