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Mother’s Day Mile, an event to benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project, a shelter for abused women and their children, is scheduled for this Sunday, Mothers’ Day, May 11. Races begin at 1 p.m. with a one-mile loop beginning and ending at Glenwood Medical Associates, 1830 Blake Ave. in Glenwood. It’s your chance to bond with Mom for a great cause. The fee is $12/person or $15/person on race day, and $40/family or $50/family on race day.Glenwood Medical Associates is sponsoring the event, which includes kids’ activities, awards, and a gift-basket auction. There will be timed/award waves and non-timed waves. Everyone can participate including walkers, strollers and wheelchairs.For more information, please contact either Nancy Reinisch, race director, at 945-8503, or Julie Olson, Advocate Safehouse Project director. The Safehouse’s mission is to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our community.-On May 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Grand River Medical Center just outside Rifle will be having an open house. This is your one-and-only chance to check out the entire facility with a guided tour of the state-of-the-art clinic and hospital. The festivities include food, door prizes and lots more. The Masons will hold a cornerstone laying ceremony at 2 p.m., followed at 2:30 p.m. by a dedication ceremony including local and regional governmental dignitaries. The Rifle Area, Silt Area, and Parachute/Battlement Mesa Area chambers will also conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony.Winners of a Kids Art Contest will be announced. Boy Scout Troop 223 will be conducting the official flag ceremony with a flag that was flown over our nation’s capital. Get ready for the Castle Valley Ranch Babysitting Co-Op Town Garage Sale, set for Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This giant yard sale has been a tradition in New Castle for several years, with the idea to get lots of people checking out the treasures in their Castle Valley Ranch neighborhoods. Recently, homeowners in Town have participated in the day that brings yard-salers from far and wide.When the tradition first began, participants were asked to donate 10 percent of their profits from their individual sales to the Co-Op for contribution to the neighborhood parks. This gesture is no longer required, but if homeowners want to carry through with the tradition, please call the president of the Castle Valley Ranch Babysitting Co-Op, Laura Plano, at 984-2037. -The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon at the New Castle Community Center for Monday, May 12, will be V-8 juice, French dip sandwich with au jus, broccoli and rice casserole, chilled pears, and a peanut butter cookie.-New Castle’s watering restrictions have been in effect since May 1. Town residents may water from 6-10 a.m. and from 6-10 p.m. every day.-Gardeners – in case you don’t have enough weeds to pull, watch for flyers for times and dates to volunteer to spruce up the Ritter Plaza flower beds. Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any New Castle news to share.


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