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  • Vendors fill Lake House main room as part of the inaugural Evergreen Energy Expo

    You could tell by just looking in the parking lot at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday that something was different.

    Parked there were trucks with signs for Tesla Electric, Blind Spot Windows, Champion Home Exteriors and BMW. New cars were displayed in front of the building and in a side lot.

    All indications pointed to energy efficiency — the point of the first Evergreen Energy Expo organized by Evergreen Realtor Scott Milne.

  • EHS students raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Michael

    By Daniel Williams

    For the Courier

    Like so many others, all she could do was watch the devastation from afar, wishing she could help.

    Rebecca Venema, a history teacher at Evergreen High School, could only pray that her friends and loved ones were safe, and their homes and belongings were spared as Hurricane Michael ravaged her home state of Florida.

  • Wilmot Elementary School students honor those who served during ceremony

    The Wilmot Elementary School Veterans Day event Monday was more than honoring the veterans who attended — it was a way for students to practice.

    Principal Matt Cormier told students that they would have the opportunity to thank the veterans for their service during the event, which was practice for thanking other veterans.

    “Any time you see a veteran,” Cormier told the students at an assembly, “say, ‘Thank you for your service’ or just say ‘Thank you.’ Today is a day to practice that.”

  • Arts, crafts on display at 34th annual Winterfest

    From jewelry to holiday crafts, woodworking to ceramics — the 34th annual Winterfest sponsored by Center for the Arts Evergreen was filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, and area residents turned out in large numbers to browse the booths.

    “(Winterfest) is an Evergreen institution,” Steve Sumner, CAE’s executive director, said as he walked among the booths along Evergreen High School’s Main Street. “The quality of the arts and crafts just gets better and better. It has become a prestigious show.”

  • Volunteers pack 250 soldier boxes

    About 35 volunteers on Friday morning filled 250 soldier boxes at The Wild Game in Bergen Park, providing toiletries and other items to 2,500 soldiers all over the world.

    Each box is filled with 10 of each item, and the packages should arrive at their destinations in time for Christmas.

    The project, which is spearheaded by Gail Sharp, owner of TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon, started nine years ago, when volunteers filled 10 boxes. Last year, 227 boxes were sent overseas.

  • Jeffco Public Schools benefiting from pilot program

    Six months after initiating the pilot program, Jeffco Public Schools appears to be having success in its new initiative that aims to implement school-specific hiring criteria to attract, hire and retain new teachers.

  • Bergen Valley fifth-graders read their original work at poetry cafe

    Who knew that Bergen Valley fifth-graders were outraged —in the Beatnik style of the 1950s and 1960s.

    At a poetry café on Oct. 31, students in Meg Eckert’s class read aloud their poetry based on the Beat generation, a genre based on a counterculture that was unhappy with war and society.

    Each student read two original poems — and the Beatnik themes fell into several categories: carelessness about the environment, bullying, too many video games and too much social media, the lack of kindness in the world, poverty, and war.

  • Evergreen Middle sixth-graders finish science unit on falcons and other birds of prey

    Evergreen Middle School sixth-graders continued learning about helping birds of prey and the environment on Friday, so much so that two students immediately went outside and picked up trash.

    Leah Hamarat and Maya Patel were among the sixth-graders who heard that simple request from Kin Quitugua, executive director of HawkQuest. He suggested that everyone who wanted to help save endangered species could start by picking up a piece of trash every day. If everyone did that, the world would become a better place environmentally.

  • 31 pinball players participate in 24-hour marathon in Aspen Park

    Blizzard Mountain Pinball in Aspen Park was open all night Saturday night for 31 pinball wizards to participate in a marathon.

    The 24-hour “Winter is Coming” marathon is the first for the arcade, which has been open a little more than a year. This marathon was being held in conjunction with another pinball marathon in Meriden, Conn., which makes the competition that much more fierce.

    According to some of the participants in Aspen Park, an all-night pinball tournament was a first for them, too.