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Today's Features

  • We’d like to know about interesting events, activities or personnel changes at area churches. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

     

    Advent series

    Lookout Mountain Community Church is conducting an Advent series called Come in from the Cold starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays, culminating with a Christmas Eve service. The church meets at Evergreen Country Day School.

     

    Christmas Eve candlelight service

  • “… The Hussars let loose their horses. God, what power! They ran through the smoke and the sound was like a thousand blacksmiths beating with a thousand hammers.”
    — Henry Sienkievich, describing
    a 17th-century battle between
    Polish Hussars and invading Swedish forces

  • The kids called him Mr. Awesome Cool Man — a telling title for Todd Brodeur, a world champion Frisbee player who taught students at Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley elementary schools the art of Frisbee.

    Playing with a Frisbee is a wonderful sport, Brodeur told students at an assembly at Bergen Meadow recently. Brodeur spent four days at the school as part of the schools’ artist-in-residence program.

    “You can stay active,” he said. “You can keep your heart beating and lungs breathing.”

  • While on hiatus from a career as a commercial real estate developer, Bill Valaika of Evergreen is using the down time to embellish guitars that are being auctioned off for worthy causes.
    Using a secret-formula glue and thousands of Swarovski crystals, Valaika turns a plain guitar face into a colorful, flaming logo light show.
    “It’s unbelievable to see on stage, Valaika said. “The crowd loves it.”
    Each guitar takes 40 hours to produce and is worth about $2,000 in materials.

  • One of the best things about the theater is being transported to another place and time. The magic of the stage is you can be entertained and spend two hours on a journey — experiencing people and lives that you may otherwise know nothing about. Such is the case with the Evergreen Players’ upcoming production of “Cripple of Inishmaan.”

  • Ashley R. Solum has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

    Solum is an air crew flight equipment journeyman assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The senior airman has served in the military for one year.

    She is the daughter of Phillip C. Solum and stepdaughter of Giner Solum of Hawley, Minn.

    Her mother, Patty Solum, lives in Evergreen.

  • By Burdette “Bud” Weare
    A hundred years ago, Colorado’s elk herd appeared to be following the fate of the bison. Locally, the Evergreen Elks outnumbered the Evergreen elk. And thereby hangs a tale.

  • Lindsey Marie Young and Spencer Hudson Brown are engaged to be married.

    Lindsey is the daughter of Kristie (Young) McGuire of Evergreen and Steve Young of Atlanta.  Spencer is the son of Cheryl Hastings of Evergreen and Dr. Mark Brown of Maine.  

    Lindsey is a 2002 Evergreen High School graduate and is employed with  The Steadman Clinic of Vail as a private operating room nurse. Spencer is a 1996 Evergreen High School graduate and is employed with NOVA guides in Vail as a back-country guide.

  • For as long as there have been cars trusty enough to chug up the mountains, artists have ventured around the Lariat Loop hoping to capture that elusive sunset reflecting in Bear Creek or the first aspen turning to gold near Buffalo Bill’s grave.

    The Lariat Loop is a 40-mile scenic circle developed in the 1920s to help Coloradans experience the mountains in proximity to Denver. To celebrate the anniversary of the Loop’s designation as a National Scenic Byway, on Oct. 17 the Loop’s Heritage Alliance will host the Lariat Loop Art Bistro.