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Today's Features

  • The Evergreen Chorale kicks off its 2011-12 season with “Evita,” a show-stopper that will fill Center/Stage Theater with the sights and sounds of Argentina in the early 20th century. This rock-opera story of the rise and fall of Argentina’s beloved first lady, Eva Peron, reopens on Broadway in 2012, but why fly to New York when you can enjoy the charms and ambitions of “Evita” right here in Evergreen?

  • Visiting from distant Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago, 5-year-old Teresa found much about Evergreen to her liking. She liked hiking in a mountain park. She liked collecting pinecones. She liked climbing on rocks. And she particularly liked pedal-boating on Evergreen Lake, with one small proviso.

  • Justin Ray, son of David and Mary Jane Ray of Evergreen, is engaged to Robin Gilmer, daughter of Claud and Tracy Gilmer of San Antonio, Texas.

  • The owners of Evergreen Fine Art, Barb Hadley and Phil Shanley, along with the rest of the gallery staff, have become known for their keen eyes for beautiful art and their charitable giving to their community. The latest show at the gallery, Weekend in the West, combines the best of these traits, promising to be a weekend of highly sought-after art and charitable support for our mountain schools’ arts programs.

  • Have you ever fallen prey to (or perhaps used) the age-old pick-up line, “What’s your sign?” The signs of the zodiac have been used to predict the future of people’s lives for years. In the case of Evergreen citizens and visitors, these astrological symbols can predict the future of your Friday night — a trip to the hottest art auction in town at Stoneheart Gallery on Main Street in Evergreen. You’ll leave feeling happier than a hippie that you finally paid attention when someone asked, “What’s your sign?”

  • By the Rev. Meredith Rupe

    Do you struggle with your faith? I do daily. It is a part of what is often referred to as one’s faith journey.

    If at age 34 we are where we were when we were 14, there is a disjunction between our faith and our life. We all grow and mature in our life, and our faith needs to change as we change, or it ends up being a dead faith or an irrelevant faith to help us with life’s journey. There is a difference between a child-like faith and a childish faith.

  • The fun of learning without the agony of grades, exams and papers has inspired Mary Meinig of Evergreen to take 27 courses from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the last five years, even though it means driving 19 miles to the center in Lakewood.

     

    Ordinarily, Meinig hates the idea of commuting anywhere. Retired and 72, Meinig doesn't really have to leave home. But the camaraderie and intellectual challenge, not to mention the low price tag, keep her on the road winter, fall and spring.

  • A photographic feast with practical info on the side, "80439: A User's Guide to Evergreen," is an irreverent collection of things that make our mountain community a wacky and wonderful place to live.

     

    Evergreen resident Steve Knapp, an irreverent man in his own right and a former staff writer for the Canyon Courier, has written a softback guidebook to Evergreen that started out to be for newcomers and then grew into something for everybody.

  • Even though the story line in my last column did not reach past the 1930s, I believe I will continue to hang back in Evergreen’s days as a resort village and leave our current events for others to cover. Perhaps then our phone will stop ringing. Besides, it is more fun to share the days when bands were swinging in the ballroom at Troutdale, entertaining guests and employees alike. It’s fun to share information about the 20 other resorts and camps between Clear Creek and Bailey — days that for sure were “then and not now.”