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Chautauqua makes successful return

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Below: Aug. 9, James and Debra Faulkner, act the parts of the Count and Countess Murat (early Colorado pioneers) in a Chautauqua presentation about them. The Faulkners are standing in front of a vintage Ford Model T Hack (Taxi). Countess Murat was known as the first white woman to enter Colorado and is the only Colorado "Countess." She was born in Baden-Baden on the Rhine. The Faulkners hail from Thornton, Colorado.Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Below: A partial display of some of the many vintage automobiles that were displayed at the Rocky Mountain 2009 Chautauqua Assembly. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Below: Charla Fleming, who portrayed the Unsinkable Molly Brown in a presentation of the same name, stands next to a vintage Ford Fire Engine. Molly Brown reportedly survived a flood in her early years. She learned to play piano and sing in a Leadville saloon. Later she married Johnny Brown and then traveled to Europe alone so that she might mix with the continental high society types. She returned on and survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Fleming hails from Littelton, Colorado. Photo by Bernard Minetti

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Below: Volunteer actor, Don Moon, who is renowned for his dedication to the history and events surrounding the life of Teddy Roosevelt sitting in a 1908 Ford Model S Runabout. This car is powered by a 1.5 horsepower 4 cylinder engine. This is the second time Moon has presented a study on President Roosevelt to the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua Assembly. Photo by Bernard Minetti.

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Below: On the left Bonnie Allen, a member of the Rocky Mountain Chautauqua Committee and the Palmer Lake Historical Society, who was this year music director of the vaudeville presentation on the first night of the Assembly. Next to Allen is Dee Breitenfeld who hails from Woodland Park. Breitenfeld chairs the Pikes Peak Historic Museum group. On the right is Phyllis Bonser, President of the Palmer Lakes Historical Society. They are all standing beside a vintage Ford Model A. Photo by Bernard Minetti

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Below: The Tri-Lakes Swans posed for a group photo before playing the Colorado Territorial All Stars, a group from the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association. (Kneeling, L to R) John "Reckless" Ramshur, Dave "Big Wave" Lahnert, Sean "Speedy" Kendrick, Steve "Dragonfly" Stephenson, Don "Killer" Kendrick. (Standing, L to R) Mar Far "Chicken" Nitzberg, Ed "Polish Hammer" Frelly, Bruce "Bruiser" Hoover, Dan "Chief" Reynolds, Steve, "Not Slow – Just Cautious" Plank, Paul "Ox" Engstrom, Carl "The Carnivore" Tillberry. Missing due to injury: Greg "Long Ball" Cook. Photo by Harriet Halbig.

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Below: A Tri-Lakes Swan striker (batter) takes a rip at a baseball pitched underhand by a Colorado Territorial All-Star hurler (pitcher) during a baseball game held on August 8. The game was part of the weekend long Chautauqua sponsored by the Palmer Lake Historical Society. Photo by David Futey.

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Below: Sally Green and Mary Meyer of the Palmer Lake Historical Society enjoyed the ice cream social on Saturday. Photo by Harriet Halbig.

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Below: Prominent Palmer Lake citizen Lucretia Vaile was portrayed by Cathleen Norman. Photo by Harriet Halbig.

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Below: After protesting across the baseball field, disrupting the game between the Tri-Lakes Swans and the Colorado Territorial All-Stars, suffragettes Mary Meyer, Bonnie Allen, Cyndee Henson, Tracy Grotzinger, and Cathleen Norman continue their protest in the ‘stands.’ Colorado was the second state to give women the vote. Photo by David Futey.

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Below: The Black Forest Chorus provided a musical finale to the weekend. Photo by Harriet Halbig.

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Monument Board of Trustees, Aug. 3: Kaiser appointed to vacant trustee seat

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Photos by Jim Kendrick.

Below: Town Clerk Scott Meszaros formally swore in Jackson Creek resident Jeff Kaiser to the Monument Board of Trustees on Aug. 3 to fill the vacant seat created by the resignation of Mayor Byron Glenn on July 6 . Kaiser’s appointment as a trustee lasts until the next town election in April 2010. 

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Below: Former Monument Planning Commissioner Tom Martin was presented a certificate of appreciation for his three years of service by Mayor Travis Easton during the Aug. 3. Board of Trustees meeting in Town Hall. 

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Below: Kandi Buckland, director of the El Paso County Department of Public Health and Environment, briefed the Board of Trustees on Aug. 3 regarding the county’s plans for dealing with the H1N1 (formerly “swine flu”) virus. 

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Monument Board of Trustees, Aug. 17: Gingrich appointed to vacant Planning Commission seat

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Below: Town Clerk Scott Meszaros formally swore in Santa Fe Trails resident Stan Gingrich as a Planning Commissioner during the the Monument Board of Trustees meeting on Aug. 17. Gingrich's appointment runs through January 2011. Photo by Jim Kendrick. 

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Tri-Lakes Cares names Swanson Executive Director; holds events Sept. 19

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Below: Debbie Swanson. Photo by Kelly McGuire.

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Art Hop, Aug. 20

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Below: The Monument Art Hop Aug. 20 once again offered an array of artists and musicians. Outside Wisdom Tea House, Bob Gray was demonstrating the technique of Plein Air painting in watercolor. Gray had "a real job at Lockheed Martin" back in 1970 but was influenced by an older brother, who was an artist, and learned how to paint from him.

In case you missed this one, the next and final Art Hop for this year is September 17. Photos and caption by David Futey.

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Below: Second Street Art Market and Wine Bar featured musician and songwriter Andy Henningsen. Henningsen has a musical legacy in his family going back to his great-great-great-great grandfather, Franz Gruber, who wrote the music for Silent Night.

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Below: At Bella Art & Frame, Sherry Rogers displayed a variety of her oil paintings and mixed media works including Sunset on Poppies. Rogers once owned a floral shop in the Monument Shopping Plaza but had to sell the business after surviving a bout with cancer. She then pursued painting and has been featured at galleries and other locations in and outside Colorado.

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PLAG at WMMI, Aug. 7

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Below: Palmer Lake Art Group (PLAG) member John DeFrancesco demonstrates the process of Plein Air painting to fellow PLAG member Barbara Fraser during the opening reception for the group’s art display at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI). PLAG members painted various scenes from around the museum property in Plein Air style and displayed their efforts through the month of August in the museum’s changing exhibit area. Plein Air, which means ‘open air’ in French, is a form of painting started by the Impressionists in the late 1800’s as a way to study and capture sunlight at various times of the day. Photo by David Futey

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Smokey’s party, Aug. 8

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Below: At Smokey the Bear’s 65 Birthday Party, Heather Hawkins, age 3, is being taught by Ranger Ralph S. Bellah how to properly set up and extinguish a campfire. The event was held August 8 at Limbach Park, 2nd and Front streets in Monument. Activities included Junior Forest Ranger Camp (fun hands-on activities to get kids interested in the outdoors), local vendors, indoor/outdoor fire safety booths, drawings, various fire apparatus, birthday cake, and, of course, Smokey! See also the photo on page 1. Photos by Lora Lowry.

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Monument Open Chess tournament, Aug. 22-23

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Photos by Lora Lowry

Below: All 44 players in the final round are starting their games. 

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Below: (L to R) Hans Morrow from Utah and Jim Geary from Arizona are playing for 1st and 2nd place. 

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Siskind and Book at TLCA

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Below: August 30, Sarah Siskind had the glow of a rising star during her Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) concert. With her husband and Palmer Lake native Travis Book playing standup bass by her side, the Nashville-based Siskind performed selections that demonstrated the strength of her songwriting abilities. She performed a number of songs from her 2009 CD Say It Louder, including the title track that was recently selected as National Public Radio’s Song of the Day. Her songwriting has also drawn performers such as Randy Travis, April Verch, and Alison Krauss to record her songs. In fact, Krauss’s release of Siskind’s Simple Love was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. Information on Sarah Siskind can be found at www.sarahsiskind.com. Information on the TLCA and upcoming events is at www.trilakesarts.org. Photo by David Futey.

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TLCA gift shop opening

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Below: With Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA) artists and board members at her side, Gift Shop Coordinator Laurel Bedingfield cuts the ribbon to officially open the newly renovated TLCA gift shop. Prior to the ribbon cutting, TLCA Executive Director Susan Adams said the focus of the renovation was to "make the gift shop a destination." The numerous changes to the shop gives it a more inviting atmosphere and offers better presentation for the TLCA artists’ works that are on display and for sale. The opening occured during the Tri-Lakes Non-Profit Day hosted by the TLCA and Tri-Lakes Women’s Club on August 18. (See the article on the facing page). Photo by David Futey.

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August and September library events

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Photos by Harriet Halbig.

Below: Children’s specialist Julie Simmons decorates for Dewey’s birthday. 

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Below: Dewey’s keeper, Sue Kana, got him ready for his big day.  

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Below: This festive cake served over 100 people. 

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Below: The Daytime Singers of the America Beautiful Chorus serenaded the library staff serving at the ice cream social.

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Everyone a winner at Tri-Lakes Non-Profit Day

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By David Futey

Tri-Lakes Women’s Club (TLWC) member Candyce Sylling (on stage in the photo) addresses representatives from 25 non-profit organizations and others who gathered for the Tri-Lakes Non-Profit Day held on August 18 at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCA).

The event, co-hosted by the TLWC and the TLCA, was associated with the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event, which brings business leaders together at various venues throughout the year. This event was sponsored by the Chamber’s Non-Profit Council, which is co-chaired by Jim Wilson and Larry Lawrence.

Gail Wilson, president of the TLCA board, said the event was held at the TLCA because the "TLWC is always in need of a venue for events and they have been very supportive of the TLCA. Thus this seemed an ideal opportunity to host such an event and support the TLWC and the non-profit community." As part of their mission, the TLWC supports "the Tri-Lakes community through charitable and educational endeavors." Wilson also stated that given the economic climate and other factors "working together and partnering seem opportune at this time as everyone is looking for a win-win." Given the turnout for the event, there seemed to be any number of winners this evening.

Besides refreshments, door prizes, and the opportunity to meet others from a range of non-profit organizations, attendees could obtain information about organizations such as the Pikes Peak Library District, Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, Tri-Lakes Cares, Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership, Monument Academy, and the Palmer Lake Historical Society.

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Palmer Lake Historical Society, Aug. 20: Trombone quintet serenades Historical Society

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Photos by Bernard Minetti.

Below: Doug Stroup, leader of the Castle Rock Trombone Ensemble, explains to the audience, where the various notes are located on his trombone.

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Below: (L to R) Rod Claasen, Tod Ellis, Larry Tallant, Dwight Hein and leader Doug Stroup as they prepare to play their concert at the August 20 Palmer Lake Historical Society meeting.

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Empty Bowl fundraiser returns Oct. 7

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Below: With a selection of pottery that will be available at 2009 Empty Bowl in the foreground, Anne Shimek holds newspaper articles reporting on the first Empty Bowl in 1992 and the eleventh in 2002. The 2009 Empty Bowl will be held Oct. 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Lewis-Palmer High School. Photo by David Futey.

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Parting Shots

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Below: Tri-Lakes area resident Robert Fisher and his wife Tina. Robert had just finished the Leadville 100-mile race. All participants that finished the race in under 12 hours received a medal. Robert finished the race in 11 hours 16 min. Photo by Suzan Pepin.

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