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Memories & Milestones

Young dancers from the Center for the Arts come to life at Disney

“Mini talents” Megan Quinn and Skylar McLaren, from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to compete in the National Showstopper American Dance Championships at the Disneyland Hotel and Resort recently. These young competitors are now considered the second best 10-year-old jazz dancers on the West Coast, after being awarded a gold medal and a second place award at the national competition. These youngsters had the honor of representing the entire state of Colorado at the national competition, after being awarded a first-place-overall rating at the regional competition in Denver this past April. The Senior/Advanced Company dancers from Center for the Arts also competed at the Denver regionals, winning 16 gold medals and being awarded with many high ranking placements.

Megan and Skylar’s national second place award was given for a collaborative creation called “Clarity,” choreographed by Amanda Chenoweth, and arranged by Christina Brusig.



Kiwanis assists in completing new Veltus Park bathrooms

The Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club has assisted the city of Glenwood Springs in constructing a new bathroom facility for Veltus Park. Starting July 23, the park now boasts a modern toilet facility, 27-by-31 feet, compliant with ADA standards. It provides both men’s and women’s facilities, a family bathroom, maintenance room, entry canopies and drinking fountains. Kiwanis members Chuck Brenner, architect, and engineer Bob Pattillo provided architectural and structural engineering design services and assistance to the city during construction. Other Kiwanians, engineer Bill Swigert and builder Bill Livingston, helped with pricing, bidding and construction coordination. The project cost about $130,000 with Kiwanis contributed services estimated at $13,000.



Kiwanis has been a major force in developing Veltus Park (previously known as Kiwanis Park) since 1952. Among many other projects, they did the initial clearing of the land, which had previously been used as a camp site, built picnic shelters, and installed tables. They have continued to maintain the park and build additions. For more information on Kiwanis, call president-elect Deana Hermanson at (970-945-8511).

This week at New Castle Market

This week, the New Castle Community Market will be feature new vendors. For sale will be fresh produce from Juicy Acres, herbs and plants from the New Castle Garden Club, and birdhouses from WHY KNOT WOOD. The New Castle Friends of the Library have a variety of good books for sale, and Cindy Salano does palm readings. Meghan Dempsey, owner of Meghan’s Bakery, has gluten-free breads that are for sale every week. The music in the gazebo this week will be Fifty 50 Acoustic. Call Noreen Nolan with questions at 984-3420.


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