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Today's Features

  • Matilda, a hearing assistance dog, knows what to do when people call Evergreen resident Kyle Walpole’s name or knock on his door at home or at work.

    Matilda “alerts” to the sound, then nudges Walpole in the leg and leads him to the source, he said. Walpole was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in the 1990s and is hearing impaired. If someone is at the door, the black Labrador retriever leads Walpole there. If Walpole drops his keys, Matilda can lead him to them as well.

  • For its final show of the 2013-14 season, the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is journeying “under the sea” with Ariel and all of her ocean friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Based on the hit animated movie from 1989, this show is sure to reel in audiences of all ages hook, line and sinker. 

  • Heidi — a giant schnauzer who lives in Evergreen — takes her job as a pet therapy dog at Exempla Lutheran Hospital so seriously that she even has her own business card.

    Heidi’s card lists her favorite hobbies: riding in the car, meeting new people, going on long walks and eating snow. Typical dog fun, you might say.

  • “For a community to survive, it needs a gathering place,” said Bob Cardwell, recipient of the Leader of the Year award from Leadership Evergreen.

    During his years in the mountain community, Cardwell has been directly involved in creating recreational opportunities and facilities for residents.

    Working with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Cardwell helped acquire property to create Buchanan Park and Rec Center. 

  • Chilly but enthralled youngsters in the play-school group at Buchanan Rec Center watched 300 pounds of rainbow trout make their way into Buchanan Ponds on Monday morning.

    "It was fun and wild," said John Ellis, who helped coordinate the fish launch with Evergreen Trout Unlimited.

    As a frigid wind whipped across the larger pond, T.J. Heyne of Liley Fisheries carried the wriggling fish in nets and released them.

    Youngsters Noah and Dawson Parker knelt by the edge of the water to help some of the trout make their way into the pond. 

  • A small sea of homemade pinwheels adorned the lawn outside Wilmot Elementary School on Friday, a silent tribute to peace and kindness.

    The pinwheels, created by students, teachers and parents, were part of the school’s celebration of the annual Day Without Hate. The day is set aside to promote nonviolence, unity and respect in schools.

  • Evergreen friends David Cuin and Ann Hopper Vickstrom have collaborated to create “Seasons of Evergreen,” a book that offers a present-day glimpse of their community.

    “We deliberately placed this as Evergreen now,” Vickstrom said.

    In writing the book with Cuin, Vickstrom said they focused on making it a personal reflection. Newcomers, longtime residents and visitors can use “Seasons of Evergreen” as a reference, she said.

  • Reaching the summit of a high mountain peak is secondary to maintaining good relationships with fellow climbers, said George Lowe, a mountaineer with more than 50 years experience.

    “The brotherhood of the rope is incredibly important to me,” Lowe said during his presentation at Mount Vernon Country Club on April 16. “The most critical message I want to leave is the companionship.”

  • Every decade has its own unique vibe. The 1920s had fringed flappers dresses, and the ‘60s and ‘70s had bellbottoms. The 1980s was a decade of excess — fluorescent clothing, sky-high shoulder pads and consumerism gone wild. 

  • Whipped cream and a red cherry made of artist's clay top the brightly colored “Court Jester Delight” ceramic egg on display at Evergreen National Bank.

    A dark yellow egg yolk is a stand-out feature of the “Half-Baked” ceramic egg. The “Snowflake” egg features intricate hand-painted snowflakes on a deep blue background.

    The three duck-egg-size eggs, along with about 150 more, are part of Evergreen’s seventh annual egg-decorating contest, a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.