Autumn is in the air with live music, tasty treats and fall fun for the whole family on Sunday, September 29, 1-3 pm at Curtis Park, 2349 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village. Join us at this outdoor festival featuring a concert with Bowregard, the 2019 winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Food trucks on site, crafts, an inflatable corn maze and a visit from the Library on Wheels will round out the fun. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and we’ll bring the party. Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village have teamed up to host the event.
For all ages. No reservations needed. For details, visit arapahoelibraries.org/falloween or call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).
To Whom It May Concern,
On October 5, 2019, Dirt will hold its sixth annual Take Root fundraiser and silent auction at The Hudson
Gardens in Littleton, benefiting young adults with autism and related neurodiversities. We hope to raise
$100,000 to employ, empower, and impact more friends and neighbors with autism.
Dirt Coffee Bar is a nationally recognized non-profit with a mission to employ and empower young adults
with Autism Spectrum Disorders, while equipping the community to do the same. We proudly serve locally
roasted, organic and fairly traded coffee and espresso, breaking the expectation that a good cause
comes with a lack of quality. With more than 90% of adults with autism either unemployed or
underemployed, Dirt has committed to do more for the autism community by opening its permanent
location this past year. Our coffee shop provides sustainable employment opportunities, while creating a
culture of acceptance, education, inclusion, advocacy and opportunity, not to mention a dang good cup
of coffee. With your help, Dirt will be able to expand its training program and help even more people in
As a loyal contributor of Dirt, I’m writing to request your support. By donating to Take Root 2019 on October
5th, you will be making a contribution that will help us employ more adults with autism and related
neurodiversites living in Colorado. In addition, you will gain valuable exposure at our event as we expect to
have hundreds of attendees, many of whom will eagerly support our donors throughout the year. I am
confident our constituents would be enthralled with your presence in our community. Please let me know
at which level you’d like to support this great cause.
Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you on October 5th! Best wishes from all of us at Dirt.
Lauren Burgess, M.Ed,
Denver, CO — Cappella Living Solutions (Cappella) has assumed management of 12 senior living properties across Texas, the Midwest, and Colorado. The company is now supporting two additional ownership groups in communities that combined serve more than 800 older adults.
Cappella is the management and consulting division of Denver-based Christian Living Communities (CLC). CLC/Cappella now manages 26 communities (including five it owns) across seven states serving more than 3,000 older adults, their families, and employees. CLC/Cappella has experienced healthy strategic growth over the last four years and has a legacy of 45+ years providing operational excellence and innovation in senior living. The company is committed to enriching the quality and dignity of life for older adults throughout the U.S.
“We are tremendously grateful for this opportunity to expand our reach and touch more lives,” shared CEO Terry Rodgers of CLC/Cappella. “This expansion is a strategic opportunity to share our unique culture and create communities where aging is honored and celebrated. With this milestone, we have met our goal of providing support to more than 20 communities before the end of this year.”
In August, Cappella assumed management support of seven Villagio communities in cities across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, including Carrollton (TX), Plano (TX), McKinney (TX), Kerrville (TX), Bradford Village (Edmond, OK), Oklahoma City (OK) and Broomfield (CO). These unique, boutique-style communities offer a mix of independent, assisted living and memory support neighborhoods.
"Cappella has a deep commitment to quality, integrity and resident empowerment,” explained Jim Morris, an owner of Villagio Senior Living, “We believe this step strengthens the services we provide, and better aligns with our overall mission to build thriving communities with individual character and an emphasis on holistic wellbeing.”
Four communities owned by NexCore LLC in Indiana and Ohio also transitioned to Cappella management on August 29th, including Walnut Crossing (Marysville, OH), Heritage Crossing (Akron, OH), Sugar Fork Crossing (Anderson, IN) and Demaree Crossing (Greenwood, IN). Each community offers assisted living and memory care services and were built within the last two years. Heritage Crossing in Akron will celebrate its grand opening on September 19th.
“We are proud to work with Cappella Living Solutions in their vision for aging well,” shared James W. Parker, Executive Vice President of Senior Housing Operations for NexCore Companies LLC. “We share the same commitment to providing resident-centered care through outstanding hospitality and customer service.”
CLC purchased the operations of Legacy Commons in Pueblo West, Colorado in July, in partnership with National Health Investors (NHI) as the REIT.
In each community, Cappella teams will further enhance service and program offerings with its Rhythms Service lines, which include holistic approaches to dementia and life enrichment, adapting to the natural rhythm of each older adult’s life. Cappella will also implement strong sales and marketing, operational and financial systems and processes. Each of the twelve communities will also benefit from Cappella’s own unique Duet Hospitality dining program that empowers residents to help create their dining experience.
Cappella Living Solutions is a division of Christian Living Communities, a Colorado based senior living company enriching the lives of seniors since 1972. Cappella provides management and consulting services in 26 communities in the southwest, mid-west and western regions of the United States. To learn more visit www.cappellaliving.com or call 720.684.4600.
Comcast is committed to closing the digital divide for all Coloradans. They recently expanded their affordable high-speed home internet program, Internet Essentials, to include all low-income Coloradans in their service area. Through this expansion, they’re more than doubling the eligible population for the program.
Since 2011, they’ve connected more than 300,000 residents across the state of Colorado to the internet at home — most for the very first time. Having a home internet connection helps to ensure our residents can apply for jobs, complete their homework, access medical benefits and assistance, stay in touch with friends and family and compete in the 21st century economy.
Learn more about Internet Essentials and Comcast’s commitment to bridging the digital divide here: https://colorado.comcast.com/2019/08/26/comcast-expands-internet-essentials-program-to-all-low-income-coloradans/
Littleton City Clerk Wendy Heffner has certified the petitions submitted by candidates for the November 5, 2019 Littleton City Council Election. The candidates are:
Kathleen Eckel, Jane Ozga, and Jerry Valdes
Iftin Abshir, Kelly Milliman
Pam Grove, Scott Melin, Jessica Mendes Ford, Kyle Schlachter, and Bill Schwanitz
District IV Council Member Debbie Brinkman and At Large Council Member Peggy Cole are term limited and cannot run for re-election.
In the district races, the winners will serve four-year terms. In the at-large race, the person receiving the highest number of votes will serve a four-year term and the person receiving the second highest number of votes will serve a two-year term.
Counties will mail ballots to all registered electors starting on October 14 and the 24-hour ballot drop-off locations will open the same day. October 29 is the last day a voter can request a ballot be sent by mail.
A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 to welcome the new council members and recognize those who served. The new council members will be sworn in at 6:30 p.m. by Presiding Judge Ethan Feldman who will administer the oath of office. The new council will then elect the mayor and mayor pro tem to serve for the next two years.
More information about the election can be found by visiting the websites of the counties: Arapahoe Votes website, Douglas Votes website, and Jefferson County election website; or by calling the Littleton City Clerk’s Office at 303-795-3753.
The City's 4th annual Car Show is Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Centennial Center Park. Enjoy an exciting collection of classic and exotic cars with live music by The Nacho Men, a local band playing swing and hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with the national anthem performed by Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson. There will be a variety of food trucks and vendor booths as well. Live music by The Nacho Men will be from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It's a parking lot party so bring your lawn chairs.
Centennial Center Park is located at 13050 E. Peakview Avenue.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Silver Sponsors Jacobs and Terracare Associates; Bronze Sponsors Navy Federal Credit Union, State Farm’s Damy Anderson and Community Partner Centennial Medical Plaza.
Dust off your bookshelf and make room for the new titles you will find at the Used Book Sale at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St. in Centennial, which starts on Thursday, September 5 and continues through Sunday, September 8 during library hours.
At the sale, you will find more than 40,000 gently-loved books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and “better” books, including classics, collectibles and more at bargain prices. Sunday is bag day – we provide the bag and you fill it for only $7.
To kick-off the sale, there will be a special Preview Sale for Friends of the Arapahoe Libraries only, on Wednesday, September 4, 4:30-8:30 pm. Friends memberships will be available at the door. The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries is a special group of 300 library lovers and supporters whose primary objective is to raise funds by selling used books and Friends memberships.
These funds are allocated to Arapahoe Libraries in the form of grants, supporting programs and projects, such as the Summer Reading program, special purchases for the libraries and more. So far in 2019, the Friends have granted Arapahoe Libraries nearly $100,000.
For more information, call 303-LIBRARY or visit arapahoelibraries.org/book-sale.
About Arapahoe Libraries
Arapahoe Libraries serve 250,000 patrons and include eight community libraries, a jail library and a Library on Wheels in Arapahoe County, Colorado. For more information, visit arapahoelibraries.org.