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The Next Chapter

There is an ever-aging yet very active population of individuals in Douglas County entering the next chapter of their lives.  Whether transitioning to empty nesters, retiring from the corporate world, caring for elderly family members, or just turning the page to see what is to come in their life’s journey, readers are wanting more information about events, activities and programs geared toward the 50+ age crowd.

The Connection is committed to its readership and will incorporate more of these type stories in its editorial content in “The Next Chapter” section of the paper.  We would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and suggestions.  Email us at

Devoted family man and orthodontist

By CPC | July 1, 2024

  Dr. Andrew Dunbar has been a pillar of the community, practicing orthodontics here for 22 years. His dedication to transforming smiles and improving dental health at Castle Pines Orthodontics has made him a well-known figure, as well as wife Jen, who works at the practice as the treatment and marketing coordinator. The Village at…

The senior resource duo

By CPC | July 1, 2024
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  Senior Resource Deputy Ryan Falkner has many passions, but the most overarching one is helping others. He fills his professional life and his free time with service. Ryan has worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) for the past 17 years. “I am grateful to focus on my passion for giving older adults…

Pitchers & Patriots event planned for August 10

By CPC | July 1, 2024

On Saturday, August 10, the fourth annual Pitchers and Patriots: Honoring the Brave (Pitchers & Patriots) cocktail hour will be hosted at Haven in the Pines from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This local nonprofit supports and honors veterans; this year the event proceeds will go to Blue Angel Foundation, the SEAL Legacy Foundation and…

Ragdoll Annie

By CPC | July 1, 2024

Pet Pedigree brought to you by Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Center   Ragdoll cats are known for their relaxed, friendly and sweet personalities and just like an actual ragdoll, they relax and go floppy when picked up. They are stunning with their striking blues eyes, long fluffy tails and medium length coats. Joyce Marie Travis…

Fourth of July events in Douglas County

By CPC | July 1, 2024

  While the City of Castle Pines does not have any activities planned for Independence Day this year, there are several events planned in Douglas County. Many are free and open to the public, but some require registration, so check websites for details. Castle Rock The Town of Castle Rock is hosting a 15-minute fireworks…

Food Truck Frenzy

By CPC | July 1, 2024

On the afternoon of June 4, the City of Castle Pines hosted its Food Truck Frenzy at Coyote Ridge Park. Residents brought their picnic blankets and folding chairs to enjoy fare from a variety of food trucks while listening to live music and sipping craft beer. Kids enjoyed an inflatable bounce house and slide, face…

Colorado living: Where the bison roam

By CPC | July 1, 2024

“Give me a home where the –bison– roam….” Yes bison, not buffalo, although the terms are often used interchangeably for American bison. How are bison and buffalo different? Bison are native to North America and Europe. Buffalo are native to Africa and Asia. Bison have bigger heads than buffalo, beards, large shoulder humps that allow…

Keeping wildlife wild and safe

By CPC | July 1, 2024

  Long before our community existed, wildlife lived and thrived in the picturesque landscape that now encompasses our homes, businesses and roadways. Knowing how to best appreciate and care for wildlife is important in creating harmony for our people, pets and the beautiful fauna. With summer in full swing, many young animals are exploring for…

Community garage sale

By CPC | July 1, 2024

On Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, Castle Pines held its 35th Annual Community Garage Sale. More than 125 homes participated, and kids were encouraged to set up stands to sell lemonade and baked goods, with roughly 25 participants. The weather was great and many neighbors took the opportunity to explore the community and…

Giving back during the Community Garage Sale

By CPC | July 1, 2024

During the Castle Pines Community Garage Sale in late May, a few young neighbors donated proceeds to worthy causes.