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Today's Features

  • To be a storyteller is to convey events in words, images and sounds, often by improvisation or embellishment. This is a simplified definition. A true storyteller makes others experience emotion through her images or improvisation.

  • Art and music have walked hand in hand for thousands of years — music often inspiring visual images and art bringing to life a deeper level of music’s themes. In the case of Evergreen pianist Peter Simon and painter Susan Simon, art and music have lived happily together for decades as husband and wife. In this unprecedented collaboration, Simon and Simon will team up for one afternoon to create a unique experience of art and music at Evergreen’s Center/Stage Theater.

  • We all love a fractured fairy tale — perhaps even more than the original. There is something satisfying about turning the original story filled with morals and happily-ever-afters into a spoof with hilarious missteps. Such is the case in StageDoor Theatre’s high school production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” Running through Nov. 10, this show, based loosely upon Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, is sure to win your hearts.

  •  Many people who visit Evergreen Christian Outreach for assistance are unemployed. To offer clients a long-term solution and help them get back on their feet, the outreach organization started a jobs center this past spring.

    Evergreen resident Bill Braun is working with others to enhance services offered at the center and to increase opportunities for job seekers.

    “You have to do something to help them achieve self-sufficiency,” said Braun. 

  • It was just about this time of year, 20 years ago, that Scott Mackenzie was getting ready to change the face of Evergreen. The professional contractor and longtime Herzman Mesa resident was beginning one of the most challenging — and most rewarding — projects of his career.

  • The pancakes were flipping, the sausages were warming and the coffee was hot on Saturday as members of the Evergreen Kiwanis served up breakfast, fund-raising and friendship at the Evergreen High School cafeteria.

    Two dozen club members gathered in the wee hours to prepare the meals, set out silent auction items, and prepare raffle and other prizes. Proceeds from the event plus sponsorships from area businesses were expected to net the Kiwanis Foundation more than $13,000. The money is given to two dozen local nonprofits and schools.

  • Artists draw their inspiration from a variety of places. Some travel to exotic locations in search of inspiring images. Others choose to stay much closer to home, seeking inspiration in the trees and wildlife of our Colorado town. Brandy Llewellyn, an Evergreen resident and artist, straddles two worlds in her search for artistic inspiration. Brandy and her husband spend winters in Colorado and summers in Sanibel Island, Fla. Having spent many years in U.S. coastal areas as a child, Llewellyn turned her fascination with the sea into a full-fledged love of coastal and maritime art.

  • Mountain-area residents might not have known it, but a war was waged and won on land belonging to one of their neighbors.

    The conflict pit Tupper Briggs, Evergreen resident and hobbyist beekeeper, against neighborhood bears.

    Briggs, who lives on 10 acres near Evergreen Meadows, started keeping bees about eight years ago. He had one year of tranquility before the bruins struck. They sniffed out the honey and the larvae they love to eat and breached Briggs’ hives in a hurry.

  • "Blessed are the piecemakers."
    — Anonymous

    A quilt is an uncommonly generous article.
    In the making it provides companionship and purpose and relaxation. In the giving it imparts warmth and comfort and a bond between souls. In the using it’s a thing of enduring beauty that gives ease to all the senses. In Evergreen, it’s the province of People Comforters, a kindly patchwork of local ladies sewn together with threads of friendship and compassion.