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  • Longtime Evergreen jeweler receives design award

    John Varner knew he wanted to be a jeweler at the age of 9.

    He started Morning Star Jewelers in Evergreen at age 18, and 28 years later, he’s winning awards for his jewelry design.

    Varner has won two first-place awards in the Rocky Mountain Jewelers Association. A ring he designed took first place in its category, and a bracelet he designed took first place in its category and then won the best-of-show category. Now it will move on to be judged at the national level of Jewelers of America in January.

  • A new approach to holiday decorating, by design

    Only 79 days left until Christmas. And if the thought of decorating is already getting you down, Redesignology may have a solution.

    The company will take your interior holiday decorations and create displays in your house. It will also help people prepare for holiday parties, said Carole Lofing, owner of the company.

  • A new approach to holiday decorating, by design

    Only 79 days left until Christmas. And if the thought of decorating is already getting you down, Redesignology may have a solution.

    The company will take your interior holiday decorations and create displays in your house. It will also help people prepare for holiday parties, said Carole Lofing, owner of the company.

  • Highland Haven envisions honeymoon treehouse

    Taking the concept of going green to a new height, owners of Highland Haven Creekside Inn have asked Jefferson County for a rezoning so they can build a romantic luxury treehouse for two.

    Designed by Tolleson Architects of Evergreen, the treehouse would represent the first new building that the rustic creekside B&B has attempted in 28 years of continuous ownership.

    The new honeymoon suite will be a large room, about 650 square feet, with a king-size bed, fireplace, flat-screen TV, Jacuzzi, two-person tub, deck in front and a wet bar.

  • Breakfast for dinner at LePeep

    LeBreakfast, LeLunch — and now LeDinner.

    Evergreen’s LePeep restaurant in Bergen Park will be open for dinner beginning the week of Oct. 6, said owner Rod Miller.

    “It’s unusual,” said Miller, who has owned the restaurant since 2002. “I don’t know of any other LePeep open for dinner in Colorado. There may be some in other states that I’m not aware of.”

  • Green Merchant touts eco-friendly inventory

    A new store in Marshdale is about as Earth-friendly as a store can get.

    The Green Merchant sells exclusively organic, green and fair-trade merchandise. Items run the gamut from linens and towels woven from organically grown cotton to beeswax candles to organic dog toys.

    “I want to have common items so people have a green alternative,” said store owner Micky Magnolo. “I want to help empower others to be eco-friendly. I really want to help people on the planet.”

  • Early birds get warm welcome at Walgreens opening

    Friday morning's opening of Evergreen's Walgreens was quite eventful for the store's first customers.

    Kristi Leinen of Evergreen had the distinction of being the first shopper. She dashed into the store about 7:40 a.m. — 20 minutes before the scheduled opening — to grab school supplies for her children.

  • Buyer sets sights on empty condo project

    The long-vacant D.R. Horton condominium project off Evergreen Parkway in Bergen Park is under contract as part of a larger deal including all of D.R. Horton’s multifamily housing complexes.

    The deal is under contract and scheduled to close in September, said Jonathan Wayne, vice president for land with D.R. Horton’s Denver division. He declined to reveal the name of the buyer while the deal is pending.

    There are 24 units in three buildings, ranging in size from 1,339 to 1,686 square feet.

  • Tanglewoods taking a hiatus

    Tanglewoods is closed ee for now

    Tanglewoods restaurant in North Evergreen has shut its doors temporarily for a wedding and a short vacation by the owners, according to voice-mail and a sign on the restaurant’s door.

    “Tanglewoods will be closed to celebrate Jeff and Sara’s wedding, and we are going to enjoy a short vacation, so to speak. See you in a couple of weeks,” says the message when you call the restaurant.

    The restaurant has been closed for about 10 days, and there isn’t any definitive word on when it will reopen.

  • Walgreens expected to open in August

    Never fear. Walgreens will be here.

    Walgreens will definitely be opening in Evergreen by the end of August, according to a company spokeswoman.

    Construction issues have delayed the original opening date, according to Carol Hively, corporate spokeswoman for Walgreens. She declined to elaborate on what those issues might be.

    Rumors circulating around Evergreen that Walgreens is backing out or that the company is having a hard time hiring workers are false, she said.