Chamber looks to open office downtown |

Chamber looks to open office downtown

Kay VasilakisNew Castle NewsGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A number of interesting things will be happening at the New Castle Chamber meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the New Castle Town Hall Council Chambers. The chamber invites New Castle citizens to this meeting to enjoy refreshments and see what exciting things are being planned.The chamber is organizing an effort to construct an office to be located at the church on Fourth Street, and is working with Lee Price of River Churches for the construction. The facility will have a conference room, an area for public meetings, and the chamber office. After the official permit approval process is completed, work will start on the construction of the interior walls. The chamber is organizing a fundraiser to get the electrical service, walls, doors and finishes needed for the project. Offers have already been received for office equipment including desks, cabinets and book cases. Weekend warriors will be needed to assist in the construction when the time comes. The new chamber welcome packs will have a vast amount of business and area information, the discount cards, and a key chain with the new town branding. A map will be included from Moe’s maps.

Patti Reich, who is coordinating this year’s Burning Mountain Festival, will be at the meeting to drum up some movers and shakers to volunteer for the event. Get involved, don’t let a few people do all the work for this event. Elyse Hutchinson will introduce the chamber’s new Web site design. She has used her knowledge of Web site design to incorporate the new town branding, Business After Hours information and a featured business of the month to the home page. More exciting things are yet to come, such as a picture page of Before New Castle and New Castle Now page, a New Castle services page, and much more. This short and sweet chamber meeting will spike your interest in the exciting things happening in New Castle. Municipal music

At the New Castle Town Christmas party held Jan. 13 at Burning Mountain Bowl, Master of Ceremonies Frank Breslin introduced members of the New Castle town officials, commission members, and town employees. Frank concocted a list of musical pieces that he associated with the various entities. Frank’s son, Thomas Breslin, took a few bars of each song and made a master CD, which Frank used in his introductions. The amusing music associated with the entities included Public Works and Maintenance – “Mission Impossible”; Legal and Court – “Perry Mason Theme”; Water/Wastewater – “Cool Water”; Rec Department – “YMCA”; and Police/Public Safety – “Hawaii 5-0 theme.”Parenting classPatty and Pete Schaffner are teaching Redirecting Children’s Behavior, a powerful course teaching practical parenting skills you can use right away to create more peace at home. The parenting classes will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Rivers Edge Center, 126 N. Fourth St. in New Castle. To sign up for this class, call 945-9300.

Author to speakMeet Colorado author Ann Ramsey, who will read her new book, “Me, the Tree,” an inspiring tale about the power of believing in yourself, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the New Castle Library. After the reading of her book, Ann will show how she created the digitally-enhanced photographs and give a brief overview of the self-publishing process. This event is designed for all ages. For more information, call the library at 984-2346.Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact her with news tips or inspirations, call 384-9118 or e-mail

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