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Hats a hit at Senior Ladies' Tea Social

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Below: At the Senior Ladies’ Tea Social April 20 the winners of the hat contest are, from left, Irene Clark (prettiest hat), Mary Quattlebaum (funniest hat), and Kay Reuteler (most original hat). Photo by Bernard Minetti. There is more coverage of the event below.

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Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority, April 21 Woodmoor district is back in the fold

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Below: Pike Peak Regional Water Authority representatives at the April 21 meeting, from left: Larry Bishop, Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District; Dana Duthie, Donala Water and Sanitation District; Rich Landreth, Town of Monument; Kip Petersen, Cherokee Metropolitan District; Max Stafford, Town of Palmer Lake; Curtis Mitchell, City of Fountain; Jessie Shaffer, Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District. Photo by John Heiser.

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Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board of Education, April 1, 8, 16, and 26: Board names new school, blocks departure of Monument Academy

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Below: From left, board President John Mann, Erin Duran, Auxiliary Services Director Hal Garland, and Laura Vertucci. Duran and Vertucci were recognized for their efforts in applying for a federal grant for the district. Photo by Harriet Halbig.

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Monument Academy Board of Directors, April 21: Community likes idea of charter release

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Below: Principal Lis Richard handed out commendations to students who had participated in recent competitions. Photo by Candice Hitt.

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Below: MA’s Odyssey of the Mind team that won second in the state competition will be participating in the World Finals in Michigan May 24-30. It consists of four sixth grade students: (from the left) Oriana Ramirez-Luckert, Emily Clear, Paul Reimann, and Grayson McKeown. Photo and information provided by the Monument Academy.

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Donala Water and Sanitation District, April 22: May 4 ballots seek approval of debt, property tax increases

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Below: Donala President Dennis Daugherty congratulates Ginnette Ritz on being named employee of the quarter for her work on the district’s May 4 election. Daugherty is term-limited. This was the last meeting in his term. 

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Below: This was also the last meeting in Donala board member and former OCN volunteer Dick Durham’s term. Photo by John Heiser.

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Monument Board of Trustees, April 5: Triview maintenance agreement approved

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Photos by Jim Kendrick

Below: Monument resident Steve Meyer was presented two plaques by Mayor Travis Easton at the April 5 Board of Trustees meeting, one from the Town and one from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments for his service on the Highway Advisory Committee and many other events.

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Below: Palmer Lake Historical Society representative Jim Sawatski received a $2,000 donation from the Monument Board of Trustees on April 5 for the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua at Palmer Lake which will be held on the first weekend in August, from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8. Photo by Jim Kendrick.

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Monument Planning Commission, April 14: Village Center at Woodmoor amendment approved

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Drawings provided by Kevan Kuhnel of JR Engineering

Below: Village Center Filing 4 Preliminary Landscape Plan

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Below: Village Center Filing 4 Retail/office Reference Elevation

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Below: Village Center Filing 4 Branch Bank Reference Elevation

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the drawings as a PDF file. This is a 7.7 Mbyte file and will take about 47 minutes to download using a dial-up modem. Click here for help with PDF downloads. To view and print the file, you will need to download and install the free Acrobat Reader Program.

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County transportation officials receive local public input

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Below: Attendees discuss road plans on a large county map. Photo by Harriet Halbig

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April Weather Wrap

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Below: Photo taken on Wuthering Heights in Gleneagle looking southwest. The sun is the dot mid-center obscured by the next storm coming. Taken April 23 in the late afternoon. Photo by David Futey.

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Tri-Lakes Cares to benefit from art sale

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Below: Tri-Lakes Cares Executive Director Haley Chapin, left, and local artist John DeFrancesco are shown with three of more than 40 paintings DeFrancesco will be donating for the May 15 Community Open House and Art Exhibit and Sale. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the TLC and be used to support its programs and services. Photo by David Futey.

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Snapshots of Our Community

Two comedies bring laughs to TLCA

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Below: "The Man" (David Berens, at center) acts on behalf of, from left, Marjorie (Kari McPherson) and Ed (Gino Martinelli) as Marjorie’s Mama (Tamara Allgood) and her ex-boyfriend Clyde (Mo Frederick) try to persuade Marjorie to leave her new fiancé, Ed. Photo by David Futey

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Easter egg hunters hit mother lode, April 3

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Below: Hudson Gullion, 3, enjoys talking to the Easter Bunny (Griff Larson of Lewis-Palmer Middle School). Photo by Jim Kendrick. Larger photo by David Futey.

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Geothermal lecture heats up museum, April 8

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Below: On April 8, Charles Visser, laboratory program manager with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), presented a lecture on the history and present status of geothermal energy development in the United States at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI). Photo by David Futey.

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Legacy Sertoma Club holds first meeting, April 8

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Below: The new Legacy Sertoma club held it’s inaugural meeting at The Inn at Palmer Divide, April 8 with 28 in attendance. With Monument Hill Sertoma soon to change to a Kiwanis organization, the new club was formed with the goal of carrying on the legacy of service in the Tri-Lakes area that Monument Hill Sertoma has provided for the past 36 years. The Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind) is one of the country’s premier service organizations and concentrates on Hearing Health. While that will be a prime area of support for Legacy Sertoma, the club will also be supporting youth, senior citizens, the arts, and other areas of need within the community. The club holds dinner meetings bi-monthly on the first and third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at The Inn at Palmer Divide. All are welcome. For more information, contact Eddie Kinney, 481-2750. Photo and information provided by the Legacy Sertoma Club.

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Poetry, song, and art combine at TLCA, April 9

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Below: With members of the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble looking on, Autumn Noelle Hall reads her poem "Summer Psalm" to the capacity crowd at the "Voice, Verse and Vision" performance on April 9. Photo by David Futey.

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Screenings given at Health Fair, April 10

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Photos by Harriet Halbig

Below: Tom Van Wormer of Monument Hill Sertoma, left, and John Rinedollar of Rocky Mountain Sertoma man the hearing test van.

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Below: From left, Jackie Andreson and Lauren and Jenna Baker built birdhouses provided by Home Depot.

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Below: Event organizer Lisa Gray, left, chats with Megan Fenton of Stellar Styles while Matthew Gray receives a chair massage during the event.

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Hat contest highlights Tea Social, April 20

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 Photos by Bernard Minetti.

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Below: The food brought to the tea events is made by experienced hands. This is the group that volunteered to prepare and bring the desserts and snacks for the April gathering.

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Below: Eldest honors went to Theresa Parnisi, who is "over 90." She hails from New York City and now lives in Woodmoor.

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Below: Tea attendance is growing. The food and the hat contest were the hallmarks of this event. All ladies 55 and older are invited. There is no charge. The next meeting will be held on May 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The theme will be "Cinco de Mayo." The Senior Center is located at Lewis-Palmer High School at the intersection of Higby and Jackson Creek Parkway.

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Below: Group organizers are joined by Andy Barton, executive director of the YMCA and board member of Health Advocacy Partners. The Senior Tea organizers with Barton are, from left, Irene Walters, Irene Clark, and Mary Quattlebaum.

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Thrift shop pays back Tri-Lakes Cares, April 22

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By Frank Maiolo

Sandy Bauers (on the right), manager of the Hangers Thrift Shop in Monument, presented a check for $7,500 to Tri-Lakes Cares (TLC) Executive Director Haley Chapin (on the left) and the TLC Board of Directors on April 22 as repayment of money Hangers borrowed for start-up costs.

At the presentation in the TLC board room, Bauers thanked the TLC board for its confidence, foresight and funding of this store. Board member Judy Lyle said Hangers achieved this goal in record time and thanked the volunteers and the community for their support.

Since its opening in June 2009, the thrift store has been selling low-cost "gently used women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses, as well as household items including linens, dishes, utensils, pictures, rugs, kitchen electronics, lamps, books, compact discs, and … knick-knacks."

Profits from Hangers will be used to promote the mission of TLC in the areas of emergency assistance, self-sufficiency programs, and other social services. Hangers at 341 Front St. operates with the assistance of more than 30 volunteers. It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Sweet Sunny South lays down bluegrass at TLCA, April 24

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Right: Sweet Sunny South band members, from left, Cory Obert, Bill Powers, Shelley Gray, and Rob Miller brought their unique, old-time brand of bluegrass to the TLCA stage on April 24. Photo by David Futey.

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Vendors brave snowstorm to participate in Antiques Show

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Below: Lily Golondzinier, left, and Joan Bookman sold embroidered aprons at the show.

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Below: Co-organizers Carolyn Hodges, left, and Debbie Heredia pose with a neon sculpture from Boulder dealer Jerome Naugles. Photos by Harriet Halbig

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April and May library events

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 Photos by Harriet Halbig.

Below: .From left, Varinia, Ella, and Nathanial Bearsheart demonstrate a grand entry dance during the American Girl program. In the background, Brad Bearsheart accompanies the dance on the drum. 

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Below: Bead Corner employee Rose Burnham helps students with their projects.

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Palmer Lake Historical Society meeting, April 15: Evolution of the Denver & New Orleans Railroad

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Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: Howard Noble, vice president and chief operating officer of the Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation, left, and Gregory Roberts, secretary and lead restoration specialist for the group. 

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Below: Jody Clark briefs the Palmer Lake Historical Society April meeting attendees on the achievements and latest developments of the 2010 Chautauqua Planning Committee. She noted that many exhibits and other items of interest are scheduled to be part of this year’s Chautauqua exposition.

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Palmer Lake Historical Society Chautauqua April meetings: Chuck Pyle accepts Chautauqua invitation

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Below: Jim Sawatzki, local historian, author, and speaker, second from right, explains the mechanics of his presentations for the 2010 Chautauqua to the planning committee. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Slavens and Collson honored

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Below: Monument residents Peggy Slavens and Patty Collson were honored by former employees and volunteers of the Air Force Academy’s Thrift Shop April 16 for their 30 years of combined community service. Photo and information provided by Stacy Kluckman.

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