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The Castle Pines Connection 2019 Photo Album

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Cutest Pet in the Pines

Photo of Brigg's the bulldog

Courtesy Photos

After much debate and deliberation, third graders at Buffalo Ridge Elementary selected the Cutest Pet in the Pines before heading home for winter break. The vote ended in a tie between Briggs and Copper. Fortunately, the principal was able to break the tie – naming Briggs the 2019 Cutest Pet in the Pines.

(112 slides)

Colorado Gives Day

Photos by Terri Wiebold

The beautiful Haven in the Pines was host again this year to the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce annuall event celebrating local nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day.

(38 slides)

Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa

Photos by Kathy Fallert

Santa Claus made a special visit to The Ridge at Castle Pines for the annual Holly Jolly Breakfast.

(34 slides)

The Castle Pines Connection 2019 Holiday Party

Photos courtesy of Julie Lamb

Celebrating 10 years of business, partnerships and friendship, The Castle Pines Connection family gathered at the magnificent Cherokee Ranch & Castle for our annual holiday party

(57 slides)

New Resident Welcome Reception

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

New to the neighborhood? Residents gathered to meet and greet each other at the quarterly New Resident Welcome Reception at The Ridge at Castle Pines. Great food, lively conversation and fun prizes made the evening special and welcomed new neighbors to the community.

(29 slides)

Tony's Beef and Bourbon Night

Photos by Terri Wiebold and courtesy of Steph Keliiholokai, Tony’s Meats & Market

Tony’s Meats & Market in The Village at Castle Pines Village hosted more than 100 guests for Beef & Bourbon Night – celebrating the grand opening of Tony's new Dry Age Meat room. Samples of Tony’s new Butcher’s Pantry sauces were paired with a selection of fine bourbon. Tony’s CEO, Daniel Rosacci, gave a lighthearted and educational speech about the dry aging process.

(44 slides)

2019 Autumn Art Walk

Photos by Terri Wiebold

Residents ushered in fall at the Autumn Art Walk 2019 in The Village at Castle Pines. Stunning works created by local Colorado artists included bronze sculptures, photography, paining, ceramics and more.

(40 slides)

Best in the West Chili Cook Off

Photos by Kathy Fallert

A beautiful fall day in October was ideal to enjoy some savory chili samples and mix it up with friends at the 11th annual Best in the West Chili Cookoff in The Village at Castle Pines. Stiff competition brought out the best in the west!

(25 slides)

The Happy Crew

Photos by Terri Wiebold and courtesy of Kate Schwindt Photography

The Village at Castle Pines residents Liz and Brian Van Vechten opened their home to host a fundraiser for Happy Crew, an organization dedicated to destigmatizing mental health issues for teens by creating community and sharing the message: You matter. You belong.

(80 slides)

Race Through the Pines

Photos courtesy of Jimmy Dozer Photography

Families in the Castle Pines community gathered for the Chamber Race Through the Pines event to usher in fall. The 5K race and 1K Kids Color Dash was a combination of healthy activity and colorful fun for all!

(46 slides)

Hot Rods in The Village

Photos by Kathy Fallert

Tony’s Meats & Market in The Village at Castle Pines hosted a hog roast in conjunction with the annual Hot Rods in The Village car show on Saturday, August 10. Many makes and models of vintage cars lined the streets and live music entertained the crowds, while the savory smell of roasted pork sandwiches and sausages beckoned to all who passed by.

(21 slides)

Party in the Park

Photos by Jimmy Dozer

The end of summer vacation and the beginning of school meant it was time for another Party in the Park, brought to you by the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce.

(23 slides)

Vino in the Village

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

When it’s time to stop and smell the rosé, it’s time for Vino in the Village.

(98 slides)

Summer Concert Series

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

The Castle Pines North Master Association’s 2019 Summer Concert Series was in full swing at Coyote Ridge Park

(65 slides)

Movie at the Ridge

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

Movie at the Ridge, a Castle Pines summer tradition, features family fun, popcorn, drinks, food, a movie and smiles galore!

(71 slides)

Unmasked; A Masquerade Party

Photos courtesy of Megan Hassler

The City of Castle Pines partnered once again with Mental Health Colorado for the annual Unmasked; A Masquerade Party. The evening was filled with emotional and inspirational stories of tragedy and triumph in the arena of mental illness and substance use. More than $75,000 was raised toward the efforts of promoting mental health, ending stigmas surrounding mental illness, and ensuring equitable access to mental health and substance use services in Colorado.

(85 slides)

Food Truck Frenzy

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

Residents of Castle Pines and surrounding communities came out in force to enjoy the 4th Annual Food Truck Frenzy.  The event included 14 food trucks, 36 vendor booths, live music, a pet area with a pet treat truck, an arts and crafts truck and a kids corner with a huge rock wall, craft area and bouncy houses.

(127 slides)

Pizza in the Park

Photos courtesy of Andrew Gersack

If it's free pizza, ice cream, music and entertainment, it must be the City of Castle Pines Pizza in the Park!

(50 slides)

[Smash] Fine Arts Festival

Photos courtesy of Tony Constantino

Residents in and around the Castle Pines community were treated to an eclectic mixture of fine art at the [SMASH] Fine Arts Festival held in The Village at Castle Pines shoppes.

The outdoor exhibit showcased a variety of national artists with displays of painting, photography, mixed media and jewelry.  The two-day event was a great kick off to the summer events calendar.

(51 slides)

Egg Scramble

Photos by Lynn Zahorik

With the most perfect weather imaginable, hundreds of Castle Pines families gathered at The Ridge to participate in the City of Castle Pines Egg Scramble.  In three separate waves according to age, the air horn sounded and children flooded the greens to collect eggs stuffed with candy, fun prizes and great gift certificates.

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Wildcat Corner Revealed; History in the Making

Photos by Terri Wiebold

Well-wishers and dignitaries celebrated the opening of the Wildcat Corner exhibit at the Castle Pines Homes Association building in The Village at Castle Pines.  Inspired by his Wildcat Lore monthly column in The Connection newspaper, local historian Joe Gschwendtner features the early history of Douglas County.

(40 slides)