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Dos Santos

By CPC | April 21, 2022

transports patrons to Mexico By Chris Michlewicz Every spring, Cinco de Mayo provides a perfect reason to indulge in Mexican delicacies and drinks, but one of Castle Rock’s newest restaurants attracts people to the idea of celebrating any time of year. Since Dos Santos opened on Wilcox Street near First Street in the heart of…

True Ukrainian spirit

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Ada Vernon stands proudly beside the Ukrainian flag

By Lisa Nicklanovich, photos courtesy of Ada Vernon Adriana (Ada) Vernon grew up in a very traditional Ukrainian household, even though it was in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. “Ukrainian was my first language. We had traditional Ukrainian food and so many different events at our church. I had to learn poetry from our famous Ukrainian poets…

Castle Cliff Farm estate sold

By CPC | April 1, 2022

Located on Daniels Park Road By Chris Michlewicz; photo courtesy of Douglas County A pristine, 53-acre spread west of Daniels Park Road sold last month, and will no longer be developed into 90 new homes as previously proposed. Castle Cliff Farm was the subject of a rezoning application submitted to Douglas County in June 2021.…

Multipurpose fields open next month

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Chris Michlewicz A regional park in Highlands Ranch known for its uneven athletic fields is being revamped with new playing surfaces and an off-leash dog park. A portion of David A. Lorenz Regional Park, located southeast of County Line Road and Colorado Boulevard, was built on top of a former landfill, and the organic…

Castle Pines bicycle/pedestrian bridge

By CPC | April 1, 2022
I-25/Castle Pines Parkway bicycle/pedestrian bridge rendering

I-25/Castle Pines Parkway bicycle/pedestrian bridge project seeks input Information and graphic provided by the City of Castle Pines The City of Castle Pines is applying for a grant to fund engineering and preliminary design for a bike/pedestrian bridge over I-25 adjacent to Castle Pines Parkway. The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is currently collecting…

Metro District inclusion failure clarification

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Terri Wiebold; graphics courtesy of PWSD and Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Draft letter to CPNMD Letters in both draft and final form of PWSD’s termination of its inclusion agreement with CPNMD. They are evidence that no community members arbitrarily added inflammatory words after the fact as has been conjectured by CPNMD. Rather, PWSD…

DCSO Mounted Patrol Division

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Celeste McNeil; photo courtesy of Sara Ratcliff Deputy Sara Ratcliff loves her job. She is part of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) Mounted Patrol Division (MPD). Ratcliff has always loved horses and comes from a law enforcement family, so the MPD is a perfect fit for her. “My hobbies include being outdoors and…

National drug take back day

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Carin R. Kirkegaard The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 30. The nationally recognized day brings awareness to the importance of disposing prescription drugs safely and responsibly. It also provides an opportunity to educate the general public about the…

A return to civic service

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Geoff Blue, District III Council Member for the City of Castle Pines

By Shaun Kernahan; photos courtesy of Geoff Blue A member of the Castle Pines City Council from 2014 to 2017, Geoff Blue rejoined Council again in 2022 as District III representative. “I missed seeing the public and helping make great things happen in Castle Pines,” stated Blue. In the years since he last served, Blue…

Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off

By CPC | April 1, 2022

Article and photos by Terri Wiebold Last month, The Connection featured an article on Backpack Society, an organization that partners with local schools to offer hope through a consistent bag of easy-to-prepare meals on the weekend so kids can focus on important things – like being a kid. On Saturday, March 26, The Castle Pines…

Upcoming special district elections

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Carin R Kirkegaard Tuesday May 3, Colorado will hold special district elections across the state. Douglas County registered voters should watch for special district election ballots to arrive in mailboxes by mid-April. Ballots will be mailed between April 11 and April 18 to all eligible electors at the address listed on the voter rolls…

Chef’s career comes full circle

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Vinny Burns the executive chef at Park Place at The Ridge

By Chris Michlewicz; photos courtesy of Vinny Burns After cutting his teeth in the restaurant industry in the Castle Pines community, Vinny Burns’ career has come full circle with his position as executive chef at Park Place restaurant at The Ridge golf course. Burns started out washing dishes at the age of 15 at the…

Journey Church to expand

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Rendering of Journey Church expansion

Outward and upward By Hollen Wheeler; rendering courtesy of Journey Church Journey Church will double its facility size to accommodate a growing membership that has experienced exponential growth. When the church opened its doors on Clydesdale Road in 2017, it had a membership of 500; today, the church family is 3,500. Journey launched its “Build”…

Whataburger debuts in Colorado

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of tricked-out Jeep at the opening of Colorado’s first Whataburger

Article and photos by Tammy Abramovitz The venerable Texas institution known as Whataburger entered the Colorado burger scene in February. The first franchise to open in Colorado, specifically Colorado Springs, features the burger so big that it took two hands to hold and so good that after a single bite, customers couldn’t help but exclaim,…

Castle Pines Acupuncture and Wellness

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of the Muncy family (left to right): Vonda, Ellie, Cassie and Curtis

Making a difference, holistically By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of Vonda Muncy Acupuncturist Vonda Muncy is a businesswoman, outdoor enthusiast and wellness guru. For more than five years, she has run Soul Potential Acupuncture & Wellness, located on Happy Canyon Road in the Village shops. As a clinical director, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine…

Hope’s Promise –

By CPC | April 1, 2022

gives hope to children and families here and everywhere By Elean Gersack; photo courtesy of Beth Woods Hope’s Promise creates hopeful journeys through pregnancy support, adoption services, orphan care and foster care. Located in Castle Rock, Hope’s Promise touches children and families in Douglas County, as well as across the country and the world. Executive…

Surrey Ridge fire mitigation

By CPC | April 1, 2022

Article and photo by Patte Smith In early March, South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) Risk Reduction Specialist Einar Jensen chatted with concerned Surrey Ridge homeowners about reducing the chance of homes burning in the case of a wildfire and reviewing the importance of proper fire mitigation. Surrey Ridge, like many other communities in Douglas County,…

Florida as tourist and citizen

By CPC | April 1, 2022

Article and photos by Joe Gschwendtner The last two weeks in February were spent giving the Sunshine State a thorough going-over, putting 1,700 miles on a red Mini Cooper. Unlike our laid-back trip to Florida’s panhandle last fall, we crisscrossed the state twice, putting a big toe into the Everglades before departing. If you’ve not…

Hazel the gentle giant

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Jennifer Dunbar Hazel, an 11-year-old Maine coon cat, has eyes of green with gold that mesmerize those who dare to look her in the eye. Her intense stare is one full of love and affection with unconditional loyalty to her owners – Andrew and Jennifer Dunbar. The Maine coon…

Furry Scurry 2022 is back

By CPC | April 1, 2022

and in person Join thousands of fellow animal advocates across Colorado and the country for the Dumb Friends League 29th annual Furry Scurry. Registration is now open at furryscurry.org for participants to walk, run or scurry in person or virtually to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets and horses. On Saturday, May…

Dog park renovations begin –

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of ever-popular Glendale Farm Dog Park

Glendale Farm Dog Park Article and photos by Patte Smith Arf arf and big arf – dog language for great news – pooches and pals rejoice. The incredibly popular Glendale Farm Dog Park on the South Havana Street frontage road is being renovated. Planned in two phases, construction of Phase 1 is underway with the…

Charlie Alexander – of mice and men

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Charlie Alexander

By Joe Gschwendtner; photo courtesy of Sedalia Firehouse Museum Charlie Alexander was one of Sedalia’s more colorful locals, born a Hoosier in 1882. His early years were filled with hardship, and he was placed on an orphan train by his mother when he was 11 years old. He was one of 250,000 such children shipped…

Earth Day –

By CPC | April 1, 2022

a reminder to invest in our planet By Lisa Nicklanovich Earth Day 2022 is April 22, marking the 52nd anniversary of the first Earth Day celebrated in 1970. Earth Day is focused on accelerating solutions to combat climate change and to activate everyone, including governments, citizens, and businesses to do their part. This year’s theme…

The Art District on Santa Fe

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of the "District"

Arriba! It is muy bueno. By Hollen Wheeler; courtesy photos A lesser-known but vibrant micro-hood of Denver, due south of downtown, is the Art District on Santa Fe, or “the District” to the locals. Tucked in between Lincoln Park and the Baker neighborhoods, the District is known for its Latino heritage, visible and tangible on…

Home again in Castle Pines –

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Jamie and Vinnie Archuletta

Physical therapist found her future life growing up in Castle Pines By Elean Gersack, photos courtesy of Jamie Archuletta Jamie Parsons (now Jamie Archuletta) remembers her childhood in Castle Pines like it was yesterday – playing soccer, riding bikes, attending B-track at Buffalo Ridge Elementary, participating in field day and fundraisers, and always being outside.…

The grifter of SoHo

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Hollen Wheeler; courtesy photo Need a new mini-series to binge watch? Inventing Anna is one of Netflix’s latest, a drama based on a real-life grifter who swindles highbrow New York society, friends and hotels out of more than $250,000. The series, created and produced by Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes, has escalated to national popularity…

Dining etiquette

By CPC | April 1, 2022

Dear Reader, Let’s pretend we’re at our favorite restaurant and we get carried away in conversation, but we’re not ready for our plate to be taken away. What are the nonverbal clues, the sign language, the secret codes spelled out through silverware? In other words, how do you get your server’s attention while staying engaged…

Students making a difference

By CPC | April 1, 2022

for Mother Earth By Claire Bauer, RCHS intern writer; courtesy photo Every year, Earth Day takes place on April 22, but for the Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) Eco Club, the environment matters every day. The club, with a mission “to better educate our school on environmental issues and promote sustainability within the school and…

Focus on Reducing for Earth Day

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Patte Smith; courtesy photo Reduce, reuse and recycle … it’s the mantra for Earth Day and all through the year. While these three words sound similar, they are nuanced by behavior and the ultimate impact they have on the planet. Reduce is perhaps the most challenging, as it requires a shift in psychology and…

Crisp, tender carrots –

By CPC | April 1, 2022

for a spring feast Article and photo by Lisa Crockett I love spring. Even though I’ve experienced the change of seasons more times than I care to admit, there’s always something miraculous about green grass and blossoms on the trees. After a long, cold winter, sunshine and warmth enough to venture out without a coat…

Eagle Scout music at Legacy Village

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Russell Christensen plays the piano at Legacy Village

By Celeste McNeil; photos courtesy of Russell Christensen Local Boy Scout Russell Christensen recently finished his Eagle Scout Service Project, which benefited Legacy Village Assisted Living and Memory Care. Christensen realized the Legacy Village residents hadn’t had as much personal interaction with others due to COVID precautions, and he wanted to help. “I did some…

Through the eyes of students

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Kristen Krieger Looking through the eyes of her kindergarten students, Kristen Krieger sees honesty and innocence in each of her student’s actions and answers. A committed educator and kindergarten teacher at American Academy (AA) with 15 years of classroom experience in the metro Denver area, Krieger embraces these gifts…

50 hikes before 50 –

By CPC | April 1, 2022

celebrating a milestone birthday   By Carin R. Kirkegaard; photos courtesy of Tina Howell Two months ago, longtime Castle Pines resident Tina Howell celebrated 50 trips around the sun. Like many people before her reaching this milestone in life, it seemed like Howell needed a way to mark the moment. Some run a marathon, others…

Compassionate and committed –

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Happy children from the Congo

helping families during hardship By Patte Smith; photo courtesy of Anna Caldwell Anna Caldwell and her family moved to Castle Pines from Arizona in 2014. “We love living in Colorado and spend as much time as possible on the ski slopes, camping, and hiking,” stated Caldwell. With time on her hands after her daughter went…

Taking time to truly unwind

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Stacie Chadwick As I continually manage the time-space continuum bullet points of my life, I often see minutes on the clock ticking away – not standing still. On a recent trip to Boulder, however, I decided to forego the last cocktail of the night and instead sweat my toxins out in my friend Amanda’s…

Infrared sauna therapy –

By CPC | April 1, 2022

 it is heating up By Lisa Nicklanovich People have been using saunas all over the world for centuries, but infrared (IR) saunas have been getting more attention lately by those who claim a number of health benefits. ‘Infra’ red light means light that is below red on the spectrum. It has such long wavelengths that…

Talented tween drives fast

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of TJ Stark wins the POWRi Quarter Midget Nationals at the Phoenix Raceway

By Celeste McNeil; photos courtesy of Nick Stark Tanner (TJ) Stark is fast, really fast. He recently won first place in the POWRi Quarter Midget Nationals at the Phoenix Raceway. That makes him one of the fastest kids in the country. Quarter Midget racing is like the little leagues of car racing – it’s paved…

Clover’s Closet –

By CPC | April 1, 2022

carries community contributed couture By Carin R. Kirkegaard; photos courtesy of Karen Bunch In early spring 2019, Karen Davis, an educational assistant in the severe and significant needs department at Castle Rock Middle School and owner of Clover’s Closet, was clearing out closets in her home when she discovered she had a pile of hardly-used…

Making the impossible

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Julie Matuszewski; photo courtesy of Mark Middlebrooks American Academy’s (AA) Destination Imagination (DI) team Volta Science competed and placed second in this year’s South Metro Regional Tournament service learning category. Team Volta Science explored challenges surrounding the lack of clean water in the countries of Eritrea and Ethiopia and worked to promote awareness alongside…

RHMS spelling bee winners –

By CPC | April 1, 2022

advance to state By Celeste McNeil; photo courtesy of Sara Haynes Of the 16 middle school students who qualified for The Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee, six were from Douglas County schools, and three were from Rocky Heights Middle School. Aayush Singh, Aidan Sheehy and Kathleen Keesey (pictured left) represented RHMS at the state…

Spring flowers blooming

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of healthy seedlings thriving in a hydroponic system

By Julie Matuszewski; photos of courtesy Rebecca Jones DCS Montessori (DCSM) greenhouse teacher Rebecca Jones loves spring and all things growing green. In preparation for the spring season and DCSM’s school community annual spring plant sale, Jones and her greenhouse students looked closely at nutrients needed for plants to thrive. Using two growth systems, the…

Biographies on a bottle

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of biography bottle of Leonardo da Vinci

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Ilana Bove Timber Trail Elementary second grade students created “Biography Bottles” in the likeness of a famous person they chose to study and research. Using 2-liter soda bottles and other select craft supplies, the students created unique biography bottles of figures like Queen Elizabeth I, King Tut and Helen…

Battle of the Books

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of DCS Montessori and Buffalo Ridge Elementary Douglas County Libraries Battle of the Books (BOTB) continues to be a huge success with teams of third through sixth grade students. BOTB is a book trivia tournament that engages hundreds of students each year. Teams compete against each other in interschool battles…

A performer at heart

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Andrew Dupper who discovered his love of theater and drama in eighth grade.

By Celeste McNeil; photo courtesy of Jean Dupper Andrew Dupper is a senior at Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) where he has been involved in the drama department his entire four years. Dupper got hooked on drama in eighth grade and hasn’t looked back. Honk! Jr. was the first musical he performed in, as the…

BRE students learn to ride

By CPC | April 1, 2022

By Celeste McNeil; photos courtesy of Kelli Weinrich Kindergarten students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary (BRE) have a new unit in PE, thanks to a program called All Kids Bike and the generosity of the community. All Kids Bike is a national organization dedicated to helping children learn to ride a bike. The program partners with…

Student Council gathers gift cards

By CPC | April 1, 2022
Photo of Rocky Heights Middle School Student Council

The recent Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) Student Council (StuCo) community service project was a fundraiser to aid victims of the Marshall Fire. The idea was to promote a Caring Competition throughout the school and across all three grade levels. “This year we saw a real local need because of the Marshall Fire,” said RHMS…

From Tuscany to Castle Pines

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Nancy Koontz; photo courtesy of Jonathan Radin and courtesy photos Born in Lucca, Italy, near Tuscany, Marco Del Chiaro, M.D., Ph.D., FACS will be celebrating his 50th birthday this year. The internationally renowned surgeon and his family made the decision to buy a house in The Village at Castle Pines in the fall of…

District Representation

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Information and graphic provided by Douglas County You are represented by elected officials at the local, county, state and federal levels. Following the U.S. Census every 10 years, representation districts for these offices can change. Visit Douglas County’s interactive map to enter your home address and view names of your County Commissioner, along with your…

NO Vape Store in Castle Pines

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Article and photo by Chris Michlewicz A store that planned to sell vaping products in the City of Castle Pines will not be allowed to open after City Council passed an emergency moratorium on such businesses last month. A banner, which is in violation of the City sign code, went up in recent weeks where…

Voter-Approved Inclusion Between Water Districts Has Failed

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Chris Michlewicz A voter-approved plan to transfer Castle Pines North Metro District’s (CPNMD) water and wastewater facilities and operations to the Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD) has crumbled under the weight of unforeseen obstacles and accusations of acting in bad faith. The inclusion of the water and wastewater assets was expected to lower…

2022 Colorado Caucuses

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Information provided by Douglas County Douglas County precinct caucuses are meetings of registered electors within a precinct who are members of a particular major political party. The purpose of precinct caucuses is to elect precinct committee persons and delegates to county assemblies. The Douglas County Republican Party Caucus is on Tuesday, March 1 at 7…

Mineral Prospecting – Know your Rights

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Chris Michlewicz; map courtesy of Douglas County Douglas County is looking into the rights of mineral interest owners after a pair of recently-formed LLCs announced their intent to prospect underneath land in Douglas County. The County received notice from Daniels Park LLC and Castle Pines LLC in January about their intent to prospect after…

New CDOT Ramp Metering

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Patte Smith To reduce congestion and improve travel times on northbound I-25, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is testing a new ramp metering system on northbound I-25 between Ridgegate Parkway and University Boulevard. Motorists may notice a difference in the timing of the lights when they approach the ramp meters. The signals are…

City Slash and Mulch and Wildfire Safety Series

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Information provided by the City of Castle Pines The City of Castle Pines is hosting a series of slash collection and wildfire safety presentations – in partnership with South Metro Fire and Rescue (SMFR). Each presentation will include information on financial incentives, the City’s slash collection event, services from SMFR, and time for questions. March…

Veracity and a Voice for Residents

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of Chris Eubanks A senior retail consultant for a global software company, a family man and world traveler, Chris Eubanks recently added city council member to his resumé. Representing District I in the City of Castle Pines, Eubanks brings 30 years of business experience to his new position. He is…

Connecting with Customers and Grateful for Community

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of Dennis Fossceco   Dennis Fossceco has held several roles in his 30 years with King Soopers, but being the store leader at the Castle Pines location has been a “blessing.” “I’ve worn many hats throughout my career at King Soopers and for Kroger [the parent company of King Soopers],…

The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 15 Years

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Shaun Kernahan; courtesy photos The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce kicked off 2022 by celebrating its 15th anniversary at an annual luncheon and awards event. Held at Cielo at Castle Pines, attendees enjoyed a lunch while learning about the future of the Chamber as it embraces the changing and growing City of Castle Pines.…

Christian-Based Child Care Center Opens

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Shaun Kernahan; photo by Carin R. Kirkegaard There is a new name and owner at the child care center at 81 Max Drive on the northwest corner of Castle Pines Parkway and Lagae Road – HighPointe Academy. Ray Verlinde and his wife, Laura Lee, have expanded their childcare footprint beyond their original center located…

Lucky Charm

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Carol Kline Lucky’s lucky charm is her collar tag that is engraved with her name. Castle Pines resident Carol Kline gave Lucky the name to represent the good luck they both experienced when the dog became part of the Kline family. Barely a pup, Lucky was living with a…

Spring Forward

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Hollen Wheeler Daylight Saving Time (DST) will commence on Sunday, March 13, which will bring brighter mornings and evenings for the next eight months. The time change officially takes place at 2:00 a.m. local time respectively across the country’s different time zones. Hate it? Love it? Don’t care? Miss the extra hour of sleep?…

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade The month of March brings the promise of spring and to many, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, wearing of the green, imbibing green drinks, eating corned beef and cabbage – all are traditions that hearken to the annual Irish…

TSA PreCheck vs. Clear: Which Will Get Travelers Through Airport Security Faster?

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Bryan Goodland If you’re planning on getting away for spring break, nothing is more frustrating than waiting in a seemingly endless airport security line. To alleviate some of this frustration, there are a few options, TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and Clear. But which one is the right one for you? TSA PreCheck is offered…

Showing the Love

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Information and photos courtesy of DCCF The Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) showed some love for first responders, educators and veterans at its inaugural Hearts and Aces Valentine’s fundraiser on February 13. The evening of philanthropy started with dinner and was packed with casino-themed fun, including blackjack and poker tables, roulette and craps. “I played…

South Africa – A Land of Extremes

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Article by Joe Gschwendtner; courtesy photos Thirty years ago, I read James A. Michener’s historical fiction novel about South Africa, The Covenant. I knew immediately that I had to visit the country. It was the trip of a lifetime, at least at the time. It was and remains a land of exquisite beauty and cruelty,…

Adam Martz: One Could Get His Goat

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Joe Gschwendtner; courtesy photos Adam Martz, perhaps Sedalia’s most famous bachelor, was no shrinking violet. Those who have opined on his life, alleged that he was never outsmarted. In a bit of hyperbole, the Castle Rock Journal once reported in print that “any person who thinks he can get the best of Adam (by…

Front Range Slang

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Hollen Wheeler; graphic by Krysta Parr Visit any city in the U.S. and listen to the local terminology and acronyms used to describe the location. The “L” is short for the elevated rapid transit train in Chicago; “the Hill” refers to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; and “SoHo” is shortened from South of Houston…

The Backpack Society provides hope through food

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Article and photo by Elean Gersack June Everett and Laurel Gebhard are community heroes with huge hearts. A little over two years ago, Everett was experiencing career burnout and decided to change course. With memories of food shortages in her youth, she decided to create a food assistance program. She wanted to reach students, school…

Curious about everything – former student turns small business owner

By CPC | March 1, 2022

By Elean Gersack, photos courtesy of Jordan Weinstein As the oldest of three boys, Jordan Weinstein was the first to explore college, career paths and adulting. With the support and encouragement of his parents, Weinstein decided that his path would be just that – his. Curious by nature, he didn’t feel pressure to have his…

New Resident Welcome Reception

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Article and photos by Terri Wiebold The Castle Pines Connection, the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce and the City of Castle Pines gathered at Berg Haus with new residents and homeowners last month to welcome them to the neighborhood. The quarterly event has become increasingly popular as new homeowners move into the community every day.…

Save the Date

By CPC | March 1, 2022

Dear Readers, Let’s talk about the relatively modern invention of the save-the-date announcement and how it should be used within the art of the invitation. The save-the-date is a wonderful tool to help organize and prepare for a gathering. It can create a space of time to give advanced notice for time off work, to…

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