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Steak House/Jazz Club Manhattan Grill, 231 Milwaukee (303)333-6444 Enjoy cocktails at the bar while listening to jazz six nights a week and dine on unique, yet straight-forward cuisine featuring USDA prime beef

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Asian/Vietnamese Little Saigon, 201 Steele St, Suite 3C (303) 333-4569 Cherry Creek Northʼs first traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Free parking in garage. Tokyo San Japanese Bowl, 727 Colorado Blvd., (303) 333-0304 Breakfast The Egg Shell, 300 Josephine (303) 322-1601 Best breakfast in town. 20 years at this location. Various skillets, omelettes, house specialties, pancakes & waffles. M-F 6:30am2pm Saturday 7am-2pm, Sunday 7:30am-2pm Mexican Hector's Mexican Grill, 4425 E. Virginia Ave. 303.331.6727 Special $5 lunch Monday through Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. Menu features a traditional Mexican menu. Try the popular crispy chile rellenos. Open for dinner 5 PM to 8 PM. Take out available.

Indian Bombay Clay Oven, 165 Steele St. (303) 377-4454 Free delivery and take-out, open Tues-Sun. Happy hour and early bird special discounts. Cherry Creek North outdoor and luxurious divan seating. Italian Papouʼs Pizzeria, 5075 Leetsdale 303-388-3211 Features award winning pizzas, and a wide variety of salads and Italian dinners. Papouʼs prides itself on having great food, fair prices and friendly service. New American De Ja Vu, 2710 E 3rd Ave (303) 321-2324 One of the few great neighborhood restaurants for a casual, affordable dinner. Friendly bar and patio. Signature items include jumbo crab cakes, osso bucco, fresh fish daily, black soy dipped filet of beef. Rated best in Denver. M-Sat 5:30-10, reservations accepted.

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2 in 1 - A revival of original on acts
720.946.1388 www.buntport.com April 23 - May 8 Friday and Saturday at 8 pm
Buntport Theater 717 Lipan Street

Anthony's Pizza
700 Colorado Blvd 303.316.8651 Okay, it's just pizza. But it's very good pizza. They also deliver... With a family friendly staff and layout, easy in and out parking, Anthony's is a good, sensible place for a Friday night outing with kids. Or without kids. It's in back of the building on Colorado Boulevard's east side,

Act One: “...and this is my significant bother.” based on short stories by James Thurber Act Two: Word-Horde an adaptation of the Kliffnotes to Beowulf $15 ($10 for students and seniors) Sunday, April 25th at 7:00pm is Pay-What-You-Can and it is a performance to benefit The Denver Justice and Peace Committee

so even many long-time residents may have missed this gem of a pizza joint. With good sauce, traditional crust and gigantic pies, Anthony's is a worthy way to satisfy that pizzeria pizza craving.

April 23, 2004

CENTRAL DENVER DISPATCH & CHERRY CREEK NEWS
A Unique Gardem & Gift Emporium
719 So. University Blvd. 303-777-3729 The Eclectic Shop “Off the Creek”

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Community Happenings
Salem United Church of Christ, 5300 E. Florida Avenue Worship Services and Sunday School, Sundays 9:30 AM Youth Fellowship meets Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM Adult Ed. Classes - Sundays 8:30 AM, Wednesdays 10 AM & 7 PM Chancel Choir Practice: Wednesdays at 8 PM New at Salem UCC: Free Community Meals -- 1st & 3rd Wednesday EVERY Month (begins October 1st ) Join us: bring your family & meet some neighbors For More Information Call 303-759-4649 Colorado Hebrew Chorale The Colorado Hebrew Chorale is seeking qualified singers in all voice parts to join them for their Spring 2001 season. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at the Hebrew Education Alliance, 3600 South Ivanhoe Street, just north of Thomas Jefferson H.S., close to Hampden and I-25. Now in its 11th season, the Colorado Hebrew Chorale’s mission is to promote, preserve, and celebrate the rich musical tradition of the Jewish people. During 2004, the choral repetoire will focus on the contributions of American Jewish composers, including George Gershwin and Billy Joel, among others. For further information, please call (303)355-0232 or e-mail coloradohebrewchorale@yahoo.com. Beginning Spanish class for people who work in the Glendale community meets on Mondays and Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Glendale City Council Chamber/Municipal Courtroom at 950 S. Birch Street. There is no charge for this class. Please contact the Family Center for information, (303) 512-0142. The Family Center now has a Russian translator available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oleg is interested in learning what programs Glendale's Russian residents would like to see at the Family Center, (303) 512-0142 . Please stop by and get to know him. North Glendale Community Center 5050 E. Center Avenue (across from Mir Park) • AA Meetings -- “Glendale Hope,” a chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the North Glendale Community Center. Four Mile History Park, located in both Denver and Glendale, is a 14-acre historic farm-in-the-city and is open for tours and picnics year-round. The frontier log home, originally built in 1859, is the oldest standing residential structure in metropolitan Denver. The house and furnishings, costumes, outbuildings and equipment are authentic for the period of 1859-1883. The Park is located at 715 S. Forest Street. Call (303) 399-8497 for more information. Temple Micah Events Shavuot observances, including a dairy potluck dinner and a study session geared for adults, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. This holiday marks the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people. Temple Micah’s Spring Adult Study series centers on “Wrestling with Ritual” at 9:00 a.m. Saturdays, April 24 and May 22, directly preceding 10:00 a.m. Sabbath services. The discussion on April 24 will deal with whys and why nots of wearing kippah (head coverings) and tallit (prayer shawls). Conversation will turn on May 22 to whys and why nots of Sabbath observances. A Sabbath potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. and a family-oriented service at 7:00 p.m. take place at the temple on Friday, May 7. Look forward to first Fridays each month this summer (June 4, July 2 and Aug. 6), when Temple Micah plans outdoor family services at 6:00 p.m. followed by park picnics, if

weather permits. For more information about Temple Micah, call 303-388-4239, e-mail office@micahdenver.org or check www.micahdenver.org. Glendale Library, located at 999 South Clermont (on the 4th floor of the Glendale Community Center): the Library is a full-service bilingual library with bilingual staff and a comprehensive collection of English and Russian books and materials. The Library also has Spanish-speaking staff and a growing Spanish language collection. The Library offers recreational and educational resources, resources for families, and reference and research information for students. Free Internet access and selected computer programs are available for public use. Classes on computer skills and the Internet are available through a separate training center adjacent to the Library. Classes in English language and citizenship, as well as literacy tutoring, are held on-site in the Library building. The Library is open Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 PM. For information call 303/691-0331. English language classes through Spring Institute are offered at the Glendale Library located in the Community Center building at Tennessee and Cherry Streets, the Sheridan Library at W. Oxford Ave. at Federal, and at Heritage Estates/Garden Court housing complex at 8000 E. 12th Avenue between Tamarac and Syracuse Streets. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday (morning, afternoon, and evening) at the Glendale facility, and Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:30pm at Heritage Estates and 5:30-8:00pm at Sheridan. Call 303/691-0331 for information about all locations. The “life skills” English classes are open to all, regardless of residency. Augustana Lutheran Church Holy Week Services 5000 East Alameda Ave, 303.388.4678, www.augustanadenver.org Sunday Worship 8 am and 10:30 am Mizel Center for Arts and Culture Jules Olitski: Half a Life's Work offers a rare opportunity to view four decades of paintings by an American icon On exhibit April 4 - June 2, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver The opening reception in the Singer Gallery at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, which is free to the public, will be Sunday, April 4 at 3 p.m. For more information, call 303-316-6360 or visit www.mizelcenter.org Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Located in the historic 1899 Pearce-McAllister Cottage, 1880 Gaylord; 303.322.1053; www.DMMDT.com Lets Go Shopping feature exhibit May 5 through October 31. Shopping a universal attraction and distraction! Explore the pursuit of shopping in miniature. Youll see a melting pot of antique shops, boutiques, and roadside stands. Of course, our own unique gift shop will be hard to resist! Tues-Sat 10 to 4; Sun 1 to 4; closed Mon. Adults $5, seniors (62+) and children (5-16) $4, under 5 free, also group rates. Glendale YMCA Recreational Center is now offering fitness classes for both Adults & Seniors. We have a Senior Chair Fitness Class that runs Mon. Wed. & Fri. from 9:30-10:15AM and A Fit After Fifty low impact Aerobic Class on Tues. & Thurs. from 9:30-10:30AM. Cost for any or all of the classes is just $12/month. We also offer Adult Fitness classes such as Body Sculpting, Step and coming soon Pilates! Cost is just $20/month for 2 classes a week. For more information please contact Ellyn Wood at 303-639-4711, 4500 E. Kentucky. Old South Gaylord Memorial Day Weekend Festival May 29, 30, 31 Hours 10 to 6. Free Parking at South High. Music and Entertainment Saturday through Monday including Lannie Garrett, Groove Society, 17th Avenue AllStars, Neil Haverstick and more. 1000 South Gaylord Street.

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Watergate figure John Dean speaks at East High
Former White House counsel and New York Times best-selling author John W. Dean, will be the keynote speaker at the East High School Community Forum on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the East High Auditorium, 1545 Detroit Street, Denver. Dean is an author of many articles, books and essays on law, government and politics. He has recounted his days in the Nixon White House and Watergate in two books, Blind Ambition (1976) and Lost Honor (1982). He is often called upon by newspapers, national magazines and television news for information and comments relating to White House legal issues. His new book, due out in April, is Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. “In this year of a presidential election, Dean raises provocative and controversial issues concerning the conduct of the presidency as well as the use and abuse of presidential power,” said Holly Bennett, an East High parent and co-chair of the 2004 Community Forum. “Regardless of your political persuasion, Dean is an excellent speaker and brings knowledge of presidential politics and White House activities that we know will appeal to a broad audience.” In addition to topics from his new book, Dean will discuss his continued effort to unmask Deep Throat and answer questions about the Watergate scandal. “Dean is indeed a historic figure who played a central role in what will be remembered as a watershed event in modern U.S. history. The Community Forum is a unique opportunity for the public to hear a first-hand account by an eyewitness to history,” Bennett added. The East High School Community Forum is an annual event that is sponsored by the East High School PTSA and East High Angel Foundation to raise funds to support grants for special student projects and needs that fall outside of the Denver Public School budget. The event is underwritten by corporate, individual and foundation gifts and allows East High to price tickets moderately and benefit a broader community. Prior speakers have included Carl Bernstein, Alex Kotlowitz, Harry Wu, Rubin Carter and Rick Reilly. Tickets for the Community

Area Neighborhood & Business Organizations
Organization Area & Contacts (Third number fax) Cherry Creek East Neighborhood Association • 1st Ave. to Alameda Ave.•Colorado Blvd. to Steele St. David Netz (interim president) • P.O. Box 460245 • Glendale • 80246 • (303) 320-4840 • lmer@juno.com Belcaro Park Homeowners Association • E. Exposition Ave.to E. Tennessee Ave.• Harrison St.to Steele St Dean Laudeman • 880 S. Steele Street • Denver • 80209 • (303)744-1573 • (303) 744-1707 • (303) 744-1707 • dnvpdean@msn.com Bonnie Brae Merchants Association • Exposition Ave to Ohio Ave.•University Blvd. Paul Feigitsch • 741 S. University • Denver • 80209 • (303)360-8440 • (303) 778-7729 • jonpatric@earthlink.net Bonnie Brae Neighborhood Association • Exposition Ave. to Mississippi Ave.•Steele St. to University Blvd. Kirk Anderson • 1070 S. Fillmore Way • Denver • 80209 • kjander0330@msn.com Stokes Place/Green Bowers • Steele to Colorado Blvd • Cherry Creek Dr to Exposition Ave.• Joan Prugh • 303.733.1134 Virginia Vale Community Association • Leetsdale Dr. to Cherry Creek Dr.• Monaco Pkwy.to Forest St. Nosh Tarachand • 824 S. Kearney St. • Denver • 80224 • (303)3229245 • (303) 598-1813 Virginia Village/Ellis Community Association • Mississippi Ave.to Evans Ave.• Holly St.to Colorado Blvd. Diane Wolta • P.O. Box 24887 • Denver • 80224 South Gaylord Neighborhood Association • Kentucky Ave. to Arizona Ave.•S. University Blvd. to Race St. Liz Hill • 995 S. Gaylord Street • Denver • 80209 • (303)722-4847 • (303) 722-5230 • lizhill@indra.com South Hilltop Neighborhood Assoc. • Alameda Ave. to Leetsdale Dr.• Monaco Pkwy.to Holly St. Norman Chandler • 331 S. Krameria St • Denver • 80224 • (303)3990089 • (303) 556-6109 • normanchandler@cudenver.edu Cranmer Park-Hilltop Civic Association • 8th Ave. to Alameda Ave.• Holly St.to Colorado Blvd Brian J. Spano • 5420 E. 6th Avenue • Denver • 80220 • (303)3219594 • (303) 623-9000 • (303) 623-9222 • bspano@rothgerber.com Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce • 6th Ave. to Hampden Ave. • Holly St. to Broadway William James • 90 Madison Street #300 • Denver • 80206 • (303)333-5135 • (303) 316-6768 • (303) 388-8756

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Dandelions - if you can't beat them, eat them
Dandelions, found all over the world, are one of the most readily recognizable plants around. Many a gardener loathes them but many an herbalist could not live (or at least be in practice) without them. Before you start in on those pretty little yellow heads popping up in your lawn, read W150LG_R.EPS this month’s column and prepare to use dandelions in many different ways and maybe even gain an appreciation for this wonderful weed! Identification Even though most of us are familiar with the common dandelion, before YLOGOR.EPS you use the plant internally (whether for medicine or food) it is very important to get a positive identification. Compare the plants to the description below or look it up in a field guide before use. The leaves of the dandelion grow in a rosette close to the ground and are toothed although some plants have leaves that are smoother. The flowers grow on a stalk that emerges from the center of the rosette of leaves. When they go to seed, the flowers turn into gossamer “afros” of tiny seeds attached to a “parachute”. One Y_THMR.EPS can find dandelions in flower and in seed at the same time and they flower from spring until autumn. The flowers don’t smell particularly strong or pleasant but the sap has a distinctive bitter smell and taste. The flowers themselves have a mild flavor. Older leaves are very bitter tasting. If the leaves and particularly the flower stalks are picked, a white sticky bitter sap will appear. The taproots are branched and grow deep into the earth and are very hard to get out of the ground in one piece. They are dark brown on the outside and offwhite on the inside. Dandelions as medicine The genus name of this plant (Taraxacum) comes from the Greek words taraxos meaning disorder and akos meaning remedy. One of the first mentions of the medicinal uses of Dandelion is by Arabian physicians in

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Pain and its wages
that the fracture was “displaced” and hurt much? I asked her. Yes, she replied, very painful. Clearly, these people weren’t into sugarcoating. I requested a bullet. To bite down on? she asked. To blow my brains out, I replied. She laughed and handed me a plastic basin to throw up in and warned me to remain supine. Lots of people faint during this procedure, she said matter-of-factly. I thoughtfully suggested a morphine drip so my agonized wails wouldn’t disturb other patients. She told me deep breathing would help. The nurse leaned on me heavily and grabbed my upper arm tightly while the doctor tugged forcefully on my wrist. The boa constrictor vanished, replaced by the entire cast of “River Dance” high-stepping up and down my arm. I begged for injections of heroin. Remember to take deep breaths, the nurse advised. I tried desperately to get a rhythm going. Deep breath, deep breath,

the 10th and 11th centuries, and also by physicians in Wales in the 13th century. Native Americans traditionally used it for various ailments ranging from sore throat to a broken heart. The plant was somewhat of a panacea. In modern times Dandelion leaves are used as an effective diuretic. An W150_R.EPS YDENVERSTACKEadded bonus is that it adds potassium YDENVERR.EPS to the system, a substance that is usualDR.EPS ly leached from the body by the use of conventional diuretics. In this capacity it is used as a blood pressure reducer. Dandelion root has been shown to stimulate the production of bile and is thus used as a liver cleanser. It is also a gentle laxative. It is considered one of the most useful detoxifying herbs since it works on the liver as well as on the kidneys and gallbladder. There seems to be some indication that it can even help clear up gallstones and help prevent them from forming. It is used for YLOGORW/LINE.EPS YSNEAKR.EPS skin problems like eczema and psoria- YMETRHELV W/LINE.EPS sis and for rheumatoid conditions. Contra-indications and precautions: Contact dermatitis from leaves and/ or sap, allergic reactions especially in people with sensitivity to ragweed. Dandelions as food Dandelions are not only a nutritious plant, they also taste great if prepared right. By eating dandelions we cleanse our kidneys and liver and help them function better. By doing this we diminish the need for the skin to eliminate toxins thus preventing breakouts and other skin problems. And needless to say, they are plentiful and easy to come by. Below are a few recipes that use dandelion flowers and leaves as the main ingredients. Be sure to pick the leaves of the dandelion only in spring when they are young since the older leaves are too bitter for our western There are any number of plants morning. palate. The leaves can simply be added you can sow which will seed themMany members of the campanto a mixed salad. selves year after year. Usually they ula family will spread but the most Dandelion Jelly don’t care about soil condition or determined is campanula glomerata. 1 qt. dandelion flowers need fertilizing. All they want is I moved into a house where some 1 qt. water water. Your job is to thin in the spring had been planted years before, sur1 tsp. lemon juice so plants are not stunted. viving with no water except what 1 box Sure-Jell nature provided. Blanket flower • Cook the flowers and the water Soil made no differor gallardia pultogether for 3 minutes. chella is one that ence, sunlight made • Strain and save juice. is happy in our no difference and • Follow directions on Sure-Jell soil. It comes up lack of water only box using dandelion water. in clusters and made them smaller. • Bring to a boil, then add 4 1/2 blooms most of the They bloomed all see DANDELIONS on page 14 summer if deadover one side of the headed. Colors lawn but were only are red, yellow, two inches high. and orange or a Now is the time scream. Deep breath, deep breath, combination of these. Must be plantto sow seeds for these plants. If you scream. plant seedlings soak the soil 24 hours ed in full sun. It spreads more slowly Finally, what seemed like a week than other self seeders but is a short beforehand. Plant all seedlings and later, the wrist was lined up corseeds now. The last average frost date lived perennial with us. Don’t over rectly and splinted. I was sent to the water. They don’t like it. for the metro area is May 9. Seeds pharmacy with a prescription for Once you’ve seeded cosmos you’ll can go in on May first as most won’t Vicodin, a poor imitation of a genuhave them for years. Cosmos is the sprout before May l0. ine narcotic but better than nothing. Greek word for beauty and a garden Plants bought from nurseries or The pharmacist handed me those grocery stores need soaking before spot full of nodding cosmos is truly long-awaited painkillers in a bottle beautiful. Also it takes years for them plan ting. Leave outside in a sunny with a child-proof cap. I asked for a place for a few days. With the hardto breed out to white. These seeds container accessible to a one-handed are slow to germinate so don’t plant ening off and soaking they begin person, a hankerchief if that’s all he to grow immediately after planting.. over their area till you are sure none had. He placed ten tiny tablets into a is coming up. Last year I had one seed Most purchased plants have been screw-top bottle and brushed off my heavily fertilized with a liquid plant come up in good compost that was request to “supersize” the prescripfood. The soaking stimulates the the truest red I’ve ever seen—a rarity tion. He did give me a complimenplant. Put about two tablespoon of in this flower. tary ice pack. phosphate in the hole and the same Larkspur, calendula, bachelor butThis entire ordeal taught me an tons, rose campion, and borage are but amount of nitrogen around the seedimportant lesson about my pain tolling after planting. Nitrogen burns a few of the self seeders. Sweet rocket erance: I must never be entrusted will take over if not controlled. but travels easily through the soil with vital state secrets, because I thus a side dressing is better. Muscari and tulipa kaumanniknow just how long I would last ana spreads by seed and multiplying Let’s hope we get summer rains under enemy torture before I blurted to relieve our drought and insure a till you wish they would stop. Their out all that I knew: a minute thirty early spring show is spectacular and good harvest. seconds at the most. -- Beverly Newton muscari has a faint scent early in the -- Teresa Keegan

The Glendale YMCA is now offering ˇitness classes! ADULTS: Unlimited Power Pump, Step, or Pilates classes for $25/month

SENIORS Unlimited classes & social activities for $12/month.

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