New Castle News
Dont miss Candidates Night tonight, Thursday, March 11, at Kathryn Senor Elementary. Its a chance to meet with local candidates for the upcoming mail-in ballot election. Candidates for the New Castle Town Council as well as county, state and federal candidates will be on hand to make brief statements and converse. The event is being sponsored by the town of New Castle and the New Castle Chamber. Former New Castle Mayor Frank Breslin will be the moderator. Leroy Brandt is starting his own professional lawn beautification business, which he cleverly named That Lawn Company. He has 20 years of experience and is licensed with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Besides that, you probably know him from his wonderful, jaw-dropping Christmas light display at his home on the west end of Main Street. Glenwood Springs Librarys program on Thursday, March 18, will be A Look at the Early Days of New Castle, presented by Dale Shrull. He self-published The Legend of the Burning Mountain: An Early History of New Castle, in 1999, and is currently the managing editor of the Montrose Daily Press. New Castle Family Fitness Center is offering new classes, lectures and activities. For more details about the following events, please call the Fitness Center at 984-3200.Brian Mable Karate will be presenting a womens self defense course from 6:30-8 p.m. March 29 and 31. Registered dietitian/physicians assistant Jona Moore will be speaking on How to survive backyard barbecues and picnics at 6:30 p.m. on March 24. Moore will also be offering a repeat lecture on Americas top three diets at 1:30 p.m. on March 20.For adventurous spirits, two exciting activities will be starting in June. Adult Summer Camp, Packs & Peds adventure class is for those who want to grab their boots and bring a pack to enjoy a different adventure each week. A Tires and Treds adventure offers exploration of the areas most scenic roads on bikes.April Fools Metal Movers competition is planned for April 4, and features bench press, squats, and dead lifts. It is open to ages 14 to 60 plus. The Congregational Church of the Valley invites everyone to a St. Patricks Dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, at the church at 6th and Home streets in Silt. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children from 5-13 years of age and for seniors over 65. Organizers of the 12th Annual New Castle Schools Carnival need parents to volunteer to help with this years carnival, planned for Friday, April 16. You can choose to help set up, work in a booth, or help clean up. Please call Jennifer Harbottle at 984-0481, Kathi Senor at 876-5003, Lynn Alsop at 984-9756, or Cindy Gray at 984-2932 to get involved. This fund-raiser benefits both Riverside Middle School and Kathryn Senor Elementary, and has a history of being a fun family event and a huge success. Your time and efforts are needed and will be truly appreciated. Its a great way to get to know quality New Castle-ites.Kay Vasilakis column New Castle News appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.
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