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Today's News

  • Modern fun at Victorian-style lawn party

    Historic met modern on July 21 at the Victorian-style lawn party and concert at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    Some attendees were dressed in turn-of-the-century garb, while others were in shorts and flip-flops. Children played croquet and a ring-toss game while the adults gathered around the pavilion to listen to the Highline Silver Cornet Band play old-time tunes.

    Refreshments were lemonade and iced tea, with Oreos and Fig Newtons.

  • Performer sees a need to entertain, educate

    Out of habit, members of Gail Hamilton’s audience sometimes raise their hands with questions.

    But the 57-year-old performer must wait patiently for the silence to abate, and then she can respond to the voices and sounds that connect Hamilton to her audience — and her world.

    Gail Hamilton is blind.

    Hamilton, a speaker, author, singer and teacher, performed recently for residents at the Life Care Center in Evergreen and treated them to an hour of her music and wit. She teases her listeners to put them at ease.

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    PERFORMANCES

    Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale fall concert “Earth, Wind and Fire” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, and Friday, Nov. 21, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. Tickets are $6 for senior/students and $8 adults and can be purchased online at EvergreenChildrensChorale.com. For more information, visit the website or call 303-674-9004.

  • Business Beat: Overseas Cafe brings a taste of Europe to Evergreen

    A new eatery with a European flair has opened in North Evergreen.

    Called the Overseas Café, the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch all day, and owners Dima and Luba Karpov hope the restaurant will become a favorite for Evergreen residents and tourists.

    Located in the Hiwan Barn shopping center, it will serve Russian, Ukranian, German and Italian foods with a small bakery, smoothies, cappuccinos, sandwiches and paninis. It will also have a kids play room.

  • Summerfest offers new things to view in 2010

    Summer is here, and Summerfest is upon us. This annual arts festival sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen has become a fixture in many Coloradans’ summer schedules. 2010 should be no different. However, this year’s festival, on July 17 and 18, has many new and different features that set it apart.

  • Pot debate will keep simmering

    Legal access to marijuana in Colorado seems to be a constantly moving target. As new medical marijuana laws go into effect in our state, a number of other things are coming together as well.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is considering a more flexible definition of post-traumatic stress disorder at virtually the same time as the state health department is being asked to add PTSD to the list of medical conditions for which medical marijuana could be prescribed. If both these things come to pass, it would liberalize access to medical marijuana for PTSD sufferers.

  • A lifetime ago, Danny Alkayam fulfilled his desire to play soccer for the Israeli national team

    There are the scrapbook full of photos, the newspaper clippings and a tournament-winning trophy for his play in the 1975 U.S. Cup sitting in his office. All are reminders for Danny Alkayam from what seems like a lifetime ago.

  • Evergreen Jazz Fest will be on a high note in 2010

    The Evergreen Jazz Festival has become an institution, not only among the summer musical offerings in our mountain community, but in the national jazz community as well. People travel from all over the country to listen to the diverse lineup of traditional and contemporary jazz ensembles. With the event now in its ninth year, the 2010 Evergreen Jazz Festival should prove to be bigger and better than ever.

  • Zeman named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers

    Tim Zeman, a Denver native, has been named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers.

    Zeman, 46, is returning to Colorado after spending 17 years in Florida with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, where he held numerous advertising sales and sales management positions. He earned an advertising and public relations degree from the University of Arkansas after leaving Colorado in 1989.

    “I’m happy to be taking the helm of Evergreen Newspapers,” Zeman said. “I’m looking forward to meeting the business owners and my new neighbors.”

  • Downtown about to get quackin: Dam Ducky Derby on Aug. 7 to raise funds for two causes

    The creek in downtown Evergreen is about to be invaded by a flotilla of yellow rubber ducks. But worry not — it’s all for a good cause.

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is staging the first Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday, Aug. 7. The more ducks sold, the bigger the first prize.

    The race starts at 1 p.m. at the bottom of the dam and ends at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Fun activities will be taking place from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Evergreen.