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Today's Features

  • Call it a case of being in the right place at the right time — with the right training.

    In January, Doug Parce, a volunteer captain with Inter-Canyon Fire, was going through security at JFK International Airport in New York on a business trip to Europe when another passenger told a TSA agent that somebody wasn’t well.

    Parce saw the man, who was sitting on a bench where passengers put their shoes back on.

  • Leslie del Cueto of Indian Hills walked into the Evergreen Library to pick up some DVDs on March 25 and wandered into a gathering of the Friday Family Finders group of the Mountain Genealogists Society.  

    Del Cueto summoned the courage to ask them to help find three members of her immediate family, including a mother, half sister and half brother. She told the group she hadn’t seen or heard from them in 50 years, and that she had cancer and had a limited amount of time to say hello and then goodbye.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue keeps care packages with blankets and stuffed animals in its ambulances for children who are involved in accidents or fires.

    Now the fire department has 220 stuffed animals of all sizes, shapes and colors to put into the care packages — thanks to Wilmot Elementary fourth-grader Logan Gwaltney. Logan conducted a stuffed-animal drive to collect new or gently used toys last week at the school.

  • A coalition of religious and charitable groups is joining forces to provide overnight shelter for the homeless in the Evergreen area from October through April, beginning in the fall.

    Under the name SWEEPS — which stands for Severe Weather Emergency? Evergreen Provides Shelter — the program will operate only on nights when the temperature is forecast to be 20 degrees or lower. 

  • Who knew there were strategies to collect Easter eggs — especially when the hunt is in a pool.

    Four-year-old Caroline Heck tried the corner-and-scoop method to collect a bag full of plastic eggs at the Easter egg hunt at the Buchanan Rec Center pool on Friday, an event sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. Caroline pushed some eggs toward a water feature in the pool and then grabbed them.

    While she liked all the colorful eggs, the pink ones were her favorite.

  • Evergreen teenager Jenna Weidner was singing before she could talk.

    “My mom said that when I was 1 year old, the first time I ever sang we were at the store …,” Jenna, 16, said with a laugh. “She was talking to someone, and they just look over at me and they were like, ‘I think your daughter is singing.’ It was like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’ … My mom said, ‘You hummed it perfectly.’ ”

  • The 11th annual Mountain Area Home and Garden Show kicks off at the end of next month, bringing together as many as 110 providers and good and services with thousands of attendees.

  • A short film shot in Evergreen last month brought cast and crew members from New York, Tennessee, Denver and New Zealand to town, and it’s hoped the drama about a mother and daughter facing their differences could put Evergreen on the map as a location for future films.

    “It has the possibility to put Evergreen in a spotlight that it hasn’t had before,” producer and Evergreen local Payton Dunham said. “Evergreen is a cool little town, but most people don’t know it’s up here.”

  • The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave is offering visitors free admission on Sunday to commemorate the Western legend’s 170th birthday.

     

    The celebration of the life of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum on Lookout Mountain Road.

  • Who knew Abraham Lincoln’s birthday could be a romantic holiday?

    Last Thursday, the day before what would have been Lincoln’s 207th birthday, Evergreen Middle School social studies teacher Owen Volzke proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Ashley Safford, a sixth-grade math teacher at the school.

    Volzke chose the day because he has an affinity for Lincoln and because the couple watched the movie “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, on one of their first dates.