Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

At its February meeting, The New Castle Lions Club was honored to hear a presentation about the Lions Camp in Woodland Park, given by Jim Pierie, camp director. President Charlie Ringer presented a donation of $450 to help with the camp’s summer fix-up projects.Colorado Lions Camp and Conference Center is a project of the Lions Clubs from the state of Colorado. The camp is a year-round facility providing summer programs for those with special needs and winter programs available for larger and small groups. For more information about Lions Club, please go to

Ten Alpine Music Academy piano students performed for a piano recital at First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs on Feb. 27. “Each of the students performed brilliantly tonight,” said New Castle piano (and Kathryn Senor Elementary music) teacher Jeff Van Devender.

On Feb. 11 more than 150 people from across the community came together to celebrate the generosity of Valley View Hospital’s donors. The annual Summit Circle reception is hosted every year as a celebration of the Valley View Hospital Foundation’s top – or Summit Circle – donors. Thirty new families and businesses were welcomed to the Summit Circle Club as they had made gifts of $10,000 or more to support Valley View Hospital. Furthermore, the foundation recognized 14 current Summit Circle members who had made additional gifts beyond $10,000. Joining 10 families from previous years, two families were celebrated for making a legacy gift to the hospital. More than 150 families and businesses comprise the foundation’s Summit Circle, giving to support the highest level of care at Valley View. “Tonight is truly about celebration, a celebration of your friendship, of your amazing generosity and our Hospital,” stated Valley View Hospital Foundation executive director Stacey Gavrell.Attendees also had the opportunity to meet Dr. Bruce Greene, the hospital’s new radiation oncologist. A cornerstone of the new Calaway & Young Cancer Center will be the addition of radiation treatment. Greene joins Valley View from the radiation oncology department at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Since 1996, he has been recognized in the book “Best Doctors in America,” acknowledging him as one of the top radiation oncologists in the United States. The new Calaway & Young Cancer Center will open in late summer 2012.

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