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There’s something fundamentally
and psychologically true about the
old adage that “opposites attract.”
In fact, the most common negative
pattern that couples get stuck in is
when one partner plays the role of
a pursuer, seeking emotional inti-
macy. The other plays the role of
a distancer, seeking autonomy and
space. When relationships are at
their best, either partner can play
either role on any given day. So
when partners become entrapped
and consistently have to play the
same roles, it’s often a sign of trou-
ble in the relationship.
Round and round the cou-
ple goes, each partner becoming
increasingly frustrated that their
needs aren’t being understood or
respected by the other (who hap-
pens to need something completely
different). This negative cycle tends
to play out repeatedly. It’s present
in arguments about who will cook
dinner, in discussions of how the
couple will spend their weekend,
and in the struggle for both part-
ners to be interested and willing in
having sex. Different topics, differ-
ent days, same negative cycle.
The Pursuer-Distancer pattern
arises for very valid reasons and
often comes to the surface when
there’s been a major change in
the couple’s life, such as the birth
of the first child or a significant
financial setback. It’s during these
times of increased stress that each
partner is trying to get their indi-
vidual needs met under difficult
circumstances. The Pursuer has an
undeniable and valid need to feel
their partner is “letting them in.”
The Distancer has an undeniable
and valid need to feel their partner
approves of them and isn’t trying to
control or smother them.
If this description fits your rela-
tionship, you may breathe a sigh of
relief that your situation is proba-
bly more normal and more common
than you have ever realized. There
are highly effective and proven ways
in which couples break free of their
Pursuer Distancer cycles for good
when both partners are willing to
get to know one another on a deep-
er level through couples therapy.
(And yes, couples therapy does cost
money. But the expense is minimal
when you compare it to the emo-
tional and financial expenses of
separation and divorce.)
Emotionally Focused Couples
Therapy goes to the heart of these
individual attachment needs and
addresses them more successfully
than any other form of couples
therapy. In fact, research studies
have found that 70-75% of the cou-
ples who utilize this type of therapy
not only survived their relation-
ship crisis but stayed together and
reported being happy in the rela-
tionship years later. Thirty-percent
of Flourish Counseling’s clients are
couples who are working to create
more stable and satisfying rela-
tionships. The way in which their
relationships transform over the
course of therapy is awesome and
heartwarming to witness!
Contact the relationship experts
at Flourish Counseling for more
information on Emotionally Focused
Couples Therapy by visiting www.
FlourishCounseling.com or by call-
ing 303-455-3767.***
One partner seeks closeness,
the other needs space
By Angela Sasseville, MA, LPC, NCC
If you live in the Berkeley neigh-
borhood you might get a knock on
your door this week by AmeriCorps
members or other volunteers work-
ing to “green” the neighborhood. They
will offer to swap your porch light
bulb to a compact fluorescent bulb,
help you cancel unwanted junk mail,
and provide applications for $25
street trees, which typically retail for
$100 or more.
The volunteers will also be ask-
ing Berkeley residents to answer
six quick questions about how they
currently get around (e.g. car, bus,
bike, walk). This information will
be used by Groundwork Denver to
launch a new transportation program
this spring that will help northwest
Denver residents try out alternative
modes of transportation.
If you live in Berkeley and are willing
to take the mini Travel Survey, please
go to www.NWDenverTravelSurvey.
org. After you take the survey you
will be entered into a drawing to win
one of three $50 gift certificates to a
merchant of your choice in the 44th
and Tennyson area.
Please call Groundwork Denver at
303-455-5600 if you have any ques-
tions about the project, if you would
like to take the survey by phone, or if
you would like a tree application.
Groundwork Denver is a local non-
profit that engages communities to
improve the physical environment.
AmeriCorps members
"greening" Berkeley
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The decorative brickwork, wrap-around porch and other fanciful details are prominent features
that make this 1892 beauty a gemstone in the neighborhood. If you can identify where this
home is located and its architectural style, your name will be entered into a drawing for a
free dinner at North Denver's new favorite restaurant, Tocabe. Send your answers to editor@
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Denver News.
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If elected as the next state sen-
ator representing Senate District
34, a top priority will be the econ-
omy: making hard choices about
the state’s budget, finding ways
to increase resources and improve
services, and building a vital job
market in the state. As a citizen,
it is already a top priority, and
one I hope to impact positively in
all I do. I have learned there are
ways that I can improve the local
economy today. By
taking a few simple
steps I can partici-
pate in the healing
of my community
and in new begin-
nings for many who
are currently seek-
ing employment
or starting a new
business or hop-
ing to grow their
current enterprise.
I share these with
you, and I am sure
you can add, a few
ways in which we
can each partici-
pate in the healing
of our economy and the vitality of
our community to the list.
Buy Local: We can start with
the power of our own pocket-
books. By making the choice to
shop and entertain locally, we are
supporting businesses and the
jobs they create. A study by Civics
Economics found that for every
$100 spent at a locally owned
business, $68 additional dollars
are added to the local economy,
compared to only $43 for every
$100 spent at a national chain
By shopping locally, we keep
our community unique, reduce
our impact on the environment,
and create local jobs. Did you
know that the small business
community is the largest employ-
er nationally? Supporting local
businesses is a great way to lever-
age our tax revenue as well. Local
businesses require much less
infrastructure – so fewer state dol-
lars support them, leaving more
funds to provide services such as
education and healthcare. We also
support the entrepreneurial spirit
of Colorado, building local pros-
perity and a business community
that loves, values, and stays in
Colorado. Visit www.coloradolo-
calfirst.com for more information.
Volunteer: There are many
ways to volunteer in our com-
munity, but what does it do for
our economy? First, it has indi-
vidual impact: many careers have
been launched by volunteering
first and getting hired later. It
also has community impact: vol-
unteering at a local food bank or
shelter means more service can
be delivered to more people in
times of need. Our local nonprofit
community serves a wide range of
needs and services from hospitals
and hospice care to youth centers
and homeless shelters. To pro-
vide these services, local nonprofit
agencies depend on financial sup-
port from individuals, businesses,
and foundations to provide servic-
es. Unfortunately, as the economy
has suffered, so has the support of
these critical agen-
cies. Volunteering
your time can help
a critical support
agency maintain its
services in our com-
munity. Lastly, the
economic impact
is significant:
Colorado’s nonprof-
it community is the
third-largest indus-
try in the state.
Volunteering is a
sustaining practice
for this industry,
leveraging funds
with in-kind ser-
vices to ensure quality
program delivery. There are many
agencies in our community that
would welcome your time. You
can find them at www.metrovol-
Reduce/reuse/recycle: Every
time you reuse an item, such
as turning an empty pinto bean
can into a pencil jar, you save
money and the planet. By actively
recycling and purchasing recy-
cled products, we are all helping
to build the new green economy
while creating new jobs. Unwanted
goods can be donated to a local
agency like www.theARC.org,
and consignment stores are a
great place to find a new pair
of jeans (our neighborhood has
plenty to choose from, including
the ClothesHorse on Tennyson).
Gently used books can be taken
to The Bookery Nook which will
get them to needy kids and their
families. These efforts put less
strain on our own pocketbooks,
reduce the amount of waste going
into landfills, create jobs and
industries that can grow and sus-
tain our economy, and teach our
children and us to be thrifty and
to care for the things we have.
This article is the second in a
series that will reflect on many
subjects important to our com-
munity. Please look for my next
article in next month’s edition of
the North Denver News. And if
you wish to learn more about me,
please visit my website at www.
Lucía Guzmán is a candidate for
the Colorado State Senate, Senate
District 34. ***
Participating together in a
healthier economy
Lucía Guzman.
by Lucía Guzman
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Your Local, Independent Garden Shop
February 5, 2010
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February is definitely the time
of year when everyone that doesn’t
have it already is searching for true
For all you males
out there looking to win
the love of your heart’s
desire, here’s a really big
tip – flowers and candy
are not the only things
that can elicit a warm,
fuzzy feeling. Huge points are to be
gained by the selection of a thought-
ful accessory – purses, shoes, boots,
scarves or cos-
tume jewelry.
Well search
no more – True
Love has been
waiting for you
at 42 Broadway
for three and
a half years.
Staffed by
owner Sarah
Lilly-Rex and
executive assis-
tant Vix Ana,
the shop has
one big differ-
ence over the
big shopping
center and
mall retailers –
“Our price
point for shoes
is $22 to $38,”
Sarah said.
“We’re just
really unique.
I want women
to have fun
and not have a
stressful expe-
rience. We’re
based on very
trendy and
stylish design –
not brands.”
She also assured us she’s careful
no animal products are contained
in the accessories she sells.
One unidentified shopper said
she likes to shop there because she
likes lots of shoes – implying she
can have more pairs by shopping
The shop has a bright and varied
assortment, which also includes
sunglasses, hose, boots of every
style and texture. Some sale items
are marked down to as little as
For men seeking a dynamite gift
for their honey, Sarah has some
helpful advice. If you want to get
your girl a pair of shoes she’ll love
try to sneak a slipper out of her
closet to bring along because sizes
vary by manufacturer. Pay atten-
tion to the colors she likes and
what she has already. Or go to the
shop and take some pictures with
your phone you can forward to her
for direct feedback.
Choose from a wide selection of
pumps, peep toes, Mary
Jane’s, gladiator san-
dals, flats and a whole
collection of trendy, styl-
ish footwear.
If your totally dyslexic
in matters of romance
you can send her to the
shop and have her take pictures of
the things she likes. Sarah will help
you find them and choose an item
she has already selected.
Or you can pick something from
a dazzling array of attractive cos-
tume jewelry priced from $12 to
Ladies if you can’t depend or
wait on your fellow to enhance
your wardrobe, this is the shop for
you. On the front window there is
what you could only call a business
philosophy or mission statement.
Excerpts follow…
“We believe you are gorgeous. We
feel you should be able to buy those
pink heels for the party Friday and
still afford the champagne.
“We believe that the right shoes
can change your mood/your day/
your luck. ”
Fellows stop and think about
that – this is the power you can
wield if you learn your way around
women’s accessories.
May Cupid guide you efforts this
Valentine’s Day.***
Don Bain
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Molly Murphy is the feisty hero-
ine of Rhys Bowen’s historical mys-
tery series, set in New York City at
the turn of the cen-
tury. “Murphy’s Law”
introduced Molly, who
had fled trouble in
Ireland, only to find
herself embroiled in a
murder investigation
when she gets to Ellis
Island. The immigration experience
is the background for the story
as Molly meets a host of interest-
ing people, including the hand-
some police captain
Daniel Sullivan. “The
Life of Riley” continues
the adventures of Molly
and her friends as they
adapt to life in a big
city. Molly finds a place
to stay in Greenwich
Village where she
encounters playwrights,
detectives and a plot to
kill the President. Soon
the action reunites our
heroine with the police
captain, who exhorts
Molly to try and stay out
of trouble.
Unfortunately trouble
seems to follow Molly as
she tries to be a private investiga-
tor in “For the love of Mike.” Ms.
Murphy has been hired to find a
missing daughter and discover a
spy in the garment industry. The
first case looks easy since the run-
aways have been spotted in the Irish
part of town. However, when a dead
body is found in a river, it seems
there is a mob connection, and the
police become involved. Sullivan is
not pleased with Molly’s involve-
ment so she gets a job
as a seamstress and
promises to leave the
murder investigation
to the authorities.
While posing as a
new employee, Molly
discovers many injus-
tices in the garment industry. The
girls are only paid $3.00 per week
for 12-hour days. Also, they are
fined for going to the bathroom or
using the hand towel.
The Irish are seldom
hired because they tend
to speak up for them-
selves, and Molly is
soon in trouble again for
complaining. This situ-
ation leads Ms. Murphy
to the newly founded
union where she meets
the passionate teacher
Isaac. Soon Molly, her
friends and two possible
suitors are fighting fires,
outwitting the mob and
discovering spies and
the missing heiress.
These books are fast
paced and filled with
historical information. The myster-
ies are well crafted and the charac-
ters are people you’d enjoy know-
ing. If possible, the books should be
read in the order in which they were
written so that the reader can enjoy
Molly’s new life as an Irishwoman
in 1901.***
Book Review
- Molly
Theresa Southerland
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cost me $200 just to get the bike
over there, and that's not includ-
ing the fees it took to get it broken
down into the bike case and built
back up once I got home. Then
they lost it for a couple of days,
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I stayed with my closest friend
and her husband, who happens to
coach both of us, and happily he is
a great bike mechanic and built my
bike post-arrival, and broke it down
Hawaii was, of course, a blast,
with a little scuba diving, stand-up
paddling, snorkeling, eating, visit-
ing, and of course the race! The
mass of red blood cells I have from
living and training at altitude were
still with me on race day, and the
hills that the flatlanders struggled
up were a place for me to gain a
little extra ground. I got a 7-minute
PR (personal record) over my time
at the Rattlesnake one month ear-
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women (I love beating youngsters. I
also love the fact that a 62-year-old
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are either Lavaman again, or trying
to qualify for Triathlon Nationals
and maybe Worlds.
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Every year, thousands of folks
from the US and abroad converge
on Colorado to enjoy our winter
wonderland. The turn-of-the-centu-
ry Victorian hamlet of Breckenridge
is known worldwide
as an affordable, top
mountain ski destina-
tion for families.
Only a stone's
throw from Denver
(an hour and a half
west on Interstate 70),
Breckenridge is built
on the ancestral lands
of the nomadic Ute Indians who
called the land along the Blue River
"Nah-oon-kara," meaning "softly
beautiful valley.”
Interestingly enough, while the
snow on the peaks is powder-per-
fect, boasting 300 days of snowfall
a year, the town nestled beneath
the peaks enjoys 300 days of blue
skies too. This means that families
can spend a day skiing/riding or
just enjoying the wealth of activities
Breck has to offer.
Breckenridge boasts one of the
state's largest historic districts. In
1859, with the gold rush came
the first European settlement. It
was here that Colorado's largest
gold nugget, a 13-pounder dubbed
"Tom's Baby," was found in 1887.
Many of the original buildings from
that era remain, including the circa
1880 building that housed the
town's first newspaper, Ye Editor, the
1860 Choy Laundryman's Chinese
Laundry, and the 1870 Gold Pan
Saloon, one of the oldest bars west
of the Mississippi. Shopping and
sightseeing along the main street is
a treat that old and young alike will
delight in. The Country Boy Mine
Tour is open year round. Here you
can venture over 1,000 feet into a
mountain to explore the original
workings of the mine as you feel,
hear, and smell what it was like to
be a Colorado miner over 100 years
Celebrate Black History month
in February by visiting the Barney
L. Ford House Museum. Barney
L. Ford was an escaped slave who
prospered and became a prominent
entrepreneur and black civil rights
pioneer in Colorado. In 1880, Ford
became the first black businessman
in Breckenridge when he opened
Ford’s Restaurant and Chop House.
Located at 111 East Washington
Avenue, the house was designed
and built for Ford, his wife Julia
and their three children
by prominent crafts-
man Elias Nashold.
The museum is open
thanks to a collabora-
tive effort between the
Town of Breckenridge
and the Saddle Rock
Society, a non-profit
organization that owns
the property. Admission is free and
open to the public year round.
Other free winter activities
include the Breckenridge Wine and
Cheese Wednesdays bus tour around
Breckenridge and Summit County,
the Edwin Carter Museum tour,
gallery visits and Second Saturday
gallery walks, in-town concerts and
entertainment at the Riverwalk
Center, and everyone's favorite
sledding at Carter Park. Of course
there is snowman building and the
Tin Shop artist-in-residence stu-
dio where international artists ply
their crafts as
onlookers get
some hands-
on opportuni-
ties to join in.
The Welcome
Center is also a
mini museum
where big and
little kids expe-
rience a real
t ur n- of - t he-
century cabin.
And the free
Gondola ride
up to the base
of Peak 7 and
8 is breathtak-
There are
several options
for sporting
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including ice
skating, snow-
shoe tours,
cross country
skiing tracks,
sleigh rides,
and the 69,000-
square foot
Breckenri dge
R e c r e a t i o n
Center, with an
indoor tennis court, handball court,
gymnasium, pool, water slide, climb-
ing wall, sauna, track and weight
room, plus $5 kid activities.
And for those seeking the thrill
of the “White Gold” rush there is
the skiing. Breckenridge's claim
to fame is its four interconnected
mountains with 2,300 skiable acres.
Whether you’re a novice wanting to
enjoy some of the gentlest begin-
ner trails in the country, or a sea-
soned expert determined to conquer
challenging double black diamond
runs, Breckenridge offers a world-
class ski and snowboard experi-
ence. Lessons, lift tickets and lodg-
ing discounts can be booked online
at www.breckenridge.com. Discount
lift tickets are available at Front
Range King Soopers stores. Renting
equipment on the mountain is fast,
easy and child-friendly.
For those who wish to stay for a
weekend without booking lift tick-
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be found with Ski Village Resorts.
Offering spectacular properties on
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February 10 families can book any-
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for as low as $185 per night, to
a luxury five-bedroom townhome
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The three-bedroom townhomes
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where the spacious cathedral ceil-
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February is also the town’s favor-
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The Bacchus Ball, February 13,
2010, is a kick-off to Mardi Gras. It
includes live music, dancing, hur-
ricanes, Cajun food, masks, beads
and the crowning of the 2010 Mardi
Gras King and Queen! Mardi Gras
Fat Tuesday Celebration, February
16, 2010, is a touch of “N’awlins”
come to Breckenridge, culminating
with a festive procession of floats
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Celebrate life, love and the prom-
ise of a new decade with a show at
Dazzle this month – it’s sure to add
a spring to your step and a smile to
your outlook long after
you leave the club.
Newsweek described
the work of jazz trum-
peter, composer,
arranger and bandlead-
er Tom Harrell as “pure
melodic genius.” Over a
40-year career Harrell has become
a perennial favorite in Down Beat
and Jazz Times reader polls and
is widely recognized as one of the
most versatile and improvisational
horn players around. He will per-
form eight shows Feb. 9 through
12 with his quin-
tet comprised of
Wayne Escoffery on
tenor saxophone,
Danny Grissett at
the Fender Rhodes
and piano, Ugonna
Okegwo playing
acoustic bass and
Donald Edwards
beating the skins.
Tickets for the rare
opportunity to see
this veteran jazz
master are $30.
Feb. 13, beam
on down to New
Orleans by way of
Harlem with Purnell
Steen and The
Sounds of Mardi
Gras. This popular
local piano player
will be accompanied
by Hugh Ragin on
trumpet, Todd Reid on drums and
Fred Fuller on bass. Shows at 7 and
9 p.m. are only $15 per person.
One of the world’s best jazz
guitarists Jonathan Kreisberg will
appear Feb. 18-19 with his full quar-
tet from the East Coast. Kreisberg
has performed with the Who’s Who
of Jazz including Joe Locke, Joel
Frahm, Greg Tardy, Jeff Andrews,
Josh Roseman, Roy Nathanson,
Donald Edwards, Jane Monheit, Dr.
Lonnie Smith, Ari Hoenig, Yosvany
Terry and Lenny White. This world-
traveling performer, composer and
highly sought after instructor is
an absolute must for fans of jazz
"I feel that my different influ-
ences and experiences are now
converging naturally in my music,”
Kreisberg said. “I'm very excited
about following through and get-
ting my sounds out and into the
Feb. 25th, fans of vocal jazz will
have the opportunity to see a true
American idol when Sarah Partridge
takes the stage. She
was a reluctant partic-
ipant in karaoke with a
group of friends when
a booking agent heard
her and hired her for a
jazz salute. She hasn’t
looked back since her
accidental ascendance and will per-
form two shows for a price yet to be
The Ken Walker Sextet returns
for their customary Final Friday gig
Feb. 26, but there are some fresh
shows shaking things up down
at Dazzle this
T h e
Me t r o p o l i t a n
Jazz Orchestra
will play Feb. 8
and 15, allowing
student musi-
cians the chance
to perform before
a live audience in
a big band for-
mat. This is an
assuredly stel-
lar evening for a
mere $10.
On Feb. 16,
Chicago Goes
West showcases
the talents of
three up-and-
coming perform-
ers from the hin-
terlands of North
America. The trio
is touring seven Western states in
support of their eponymous debut
CD and Denver is lucky to catch
one of their stops. Tickets to this
show are also only $10.
The Hinkley High School Jazz
Ensemble will convene on stage Feb.
17 in an $8 show. The ensemble is
assisted by Rob Caviness of the
well-known local band Funkiphino.
On Feb. 23, the 24-piece Dakota
Ridge High School Ensemble will
perform its mix of Latin and jazz
standards, ballads and funk in a
$10 show.
Boa and the Constrictors plus
the Delta Sonics will provide blues
shows for your listening pleasure
Feb. 13 and 20.
There’s always a good time await-
ing you at Dazzle Supper Club,
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A recent report by the Natural
Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
and Montana Trout Unlimited
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threatening the trout and other
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(F) temperature increase forecasted
for the Interior West could reduce
trout habitat by half in this centu-
ry, sending trout populations into
a tailspin.
While declines in trout popula-
tion are bad for local ecosystems
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ates $300 million annually. Trout
fishing also brings in big dollars to
New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and
Idaho. “Hotter temperatures are
shutting down our most popular
streams during the height of the
fishing season,” says MTU’s Bruce
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ing an annual event when trout are
stressed by warm water and low
flows. The implications…are clear:
fewer trout and fewer opportunities
to fish.”
A U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
study found that between 53 and
97 percent of natural trout popula-
tions in the Southern Appalachian
region of the U.S. could disappear
due to warmer temperatures pre-
dicted by
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are already
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on due to
road build-
ing, chan-
and other
“As remaining habitat for trout
becomes more fragmented, only
small refuges in headwater streams
at the highest levels will remain,”
says biologist Patricia Flebbe of
USFS’s Virginia-based Southern
Research Station. “Small popula-
tions in isolated patches can be
easily lost and, in a warmer climate,
could simply die out,” she warns,
adding that Southern Appalachia
trout fishing may become “heavily
“Trout are one of the best indi-
cators of healthy river ecosystems;
Rocky Mountain West's trout
population shrinking may be due
to global warming
they’re the aquatic version of the
canary in the coalmine,” says
NRDC’s Theo Spencer. “This is our
wake up call that urgent action is
needed today to reduce heat-trap-
ping pollution that causes global
NRDC is calling for swift enact-
ment of climate change legisla-
tion and for limiting logging and
road building near trout streams to
ensure enough shade to maintain
cooler water temperatures. Also,
they say, placing fallen trees and
branches and boulders into riv-
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shelter for fish and create deep-
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Keeping pesticides and fertilizers
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the quality of habitat and likelihood
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Colorado based Continuum
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and IMA Financial Group, Inc. have
announced plans for IMA to move
its Denver headquarters to the first
new building being developed on
the Union Station site as part of the
multi-modal transportation hub.
The five-story, 100,000-squarefoot
building is currently being designed
by the Denver firms of Anderson
Mason Dale Architects and Semple
Brown Design. Construction could
start as early as the first quarter
of 2011.
“We’re very pleased to welcome
IMA Financial Group as Union
Station Neighborhood’s first ten-
ant in the creation of a world
class transit hub and dynamic new
neighborhood at Union Station,”
said Mark Falcone of USNC. “IMA’s
commitment and the imminent
start of the four-year construc-
tion of the $480 million transit
hub represent major steps forward.
After years of effort and planning,
the community’s vision for Union
Station is about to be realized.”
The IMA Financial Group is an
employee-owned, diversified finan-
cial services company comprised
of three entities: a retail insur-
ance brokerage, a wholesale insur-
ance brokerage and a discretionary
money management firm, with 450
employees in offices throughout
the central U.S.
During the past nine years,
IMA's Denver office has grown from
45 to 180 employees, outgrowing
its current Lower Downtown office
space. The company, the 13th
largest independently owned bro-
kerage in the U.S. and previously
recognized as one of the commu-
nity’s Best Places to Work by the
Denver Business Journal, wanted
to remain in LoDo in order to main-
tain its unique culture.
“The employee-owners of IMA
love working in LoDo,” said Rob
Cohen, Chairman and CEO of IMA
Financial Group. “We’re a visionary
company that protects assets and
makes a difference for our clients
and the communities where we
work and live, and we’re proud to
be a part of the visionary plans to
revitalize Union Station as Denver’s
hub not only for transportation,
but also for commerce and com-
The new building housing IMA
Financial Group will be located at
18th and Wynkoop Sts. immedi-
ately north of the historic station
building. The building’s front door
will face onto a new public plaza
that is one of a series of new public
spaces being created as part of the
Union Station project. The north
wing site is one of five development
sites on the Union Station prop-
erty that the USNC is scheduled to
acquire as master developer of the
site between now and 2013. USNC
will acquire a second development
site just south of the historic sta-
tion at 16th and Wynkoop Sts. in
the fourth quarter of 2010.
“Union Station will be the best
example of public-private coopera-
tion and transit oriented devel-
opment in this country. IMA’s
commitment demonstrates the
potential of this site to attract
highly respected businesses even
in a difficult market environment.
The Union Station neighborhood
and transit hub will add enormous
energy to downtown Denver while
dramatically expanding mobility
options for the entire region. It
represents the best of what modern
urbanism has to offer,” said Mark
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February 5, 2010
Hallmark stores are awash in
red, and ads encouraging men to
buy necklaces, bracelets and ear-
rings are bombarding the airwaves.
Valentine’s Day is upon us. But
instead of just focusing on remem-
bering to buy the perfect gift, this
time of year provides a great oppor-
tunity for fathers to reconnect with
their daughters.
“Fathers play a crucial role in
the development of their daugh-
ters,” said Rich Batten, father-
hood and family specialist with the
Colorado Department of Human
Services. “National data has shown
that women who grow up without
fathers in their lives are more likely
to have a child before the age of
18 and be less likely to commit to
long-term relationships. By giving
their daughters their time, encour-
agement and support, fathers can
help them set the tone for their
relationships and professional suc-
cess later in life.”
Relating to young girls may not
feel natural to many dads, but an
encouraging masculine approach
can benefit their daughters in many
ways. According to the National
Center for Fathering, there are five
key things that daughters need
from their fathers to thrive.
COMFORT. Moms are great at
giving comfort, but daughters need
it from their fathers as well. The
ability to comfort can be a huge
asset to a father’s relationship with
his daughter. Dads can start build-
ing a foundation for that acceptance
and comfort with their daughters
by working on these three areas:
1. Allow her to express her feel-
ings. It may sound obvious, but too
few daughters feel an open accep-
tance from their dads. Your daugh-
ter needs freedom to express what
she’s thinking, all the while know-
ing that you will respond calmly
and not overreact, even when she
has made a mistake.
2. Actively listen to her. Allowing
your daughter to express herself
won’t make a difference if you don’t
make the effort to draw her out,
read her body language and keep
listening for the heart of her con-
3. Respond with empathy. It’s
often a dad’s first reaction to try
to fix the problem or launch into a
lecture to make sure his daughter
has learned her lesson. But what
she really needs is empathy. Simply
express sadness or concern for
what she is going through. It lets
her know you are there for her
and it will better prepare you to
take action, if needed, to help your
GUIDANCE. As a girl matures,
she comes to some significant cross-
roads. Fathers might tend to think
more about guiding their sons and
letting mom have those important
talks with their daughters. But
girls need their dad’s perspective
as well.
Guiding means understanding
what’s right in our culture. Young
women are under a lot of pressure
to look, act and be a certain way.
You can help guide your daughter
in the right direction by encourag-
ing her to be herself.
Fathers can also guide their
daughters through teaching. That
doesn’t mean that lecturing is a good
idea. Instead, be actively involved in
helping her learn—accompanying
her and helping her with her activi-
comes to a girl’s self-image, dads
are a huge influence—and it goes
deeper than appearance. Girls feel
pressure to be smart, thin, pretty
and involved in certain activities.
Dads have the ability to make their
daughters feel beautiful, inside and
Be comfortable affirming your
daughter verbally. Compliment
character qualities like a sense
of humor, loyalty and intelligence.
Most of all, make it clear that, even
without those features, you’d still
Looking beyond the heart-
shaped candies: the importance
of fathers in the development of
their daughters
love her just as much.
Get involved in her activities.
Show that she is worth investing
your time and energy. Spend time
just hanging out together.
Demonstrate confidence in her
abilities. If your daughter knows
that you think of her as a future
achiever, that can change her whole
outlook on the future.
VISION. Vision has to do with
the attitudes a dad conveys about
who his daughter is and what she
can become. If a father is negative
or even uncertain about his daugh-
ter’s future, that can be devastat-
In many little ways, daughters
are asking their fathers, “What am
I good at, dad? What do you see
in me?” You need to be ready with
words of hope and promise.
PROTECTION. Dads typically
think of protection as defending
their daughters’ physical safety, but
there are also emotional and moral
dangers out there. Be aware of and
try to prevent the many different
situations that could threaten your
daughter, but also prepare her to
handle dangerous situations on her
own. You can talk through sce-
narios and help her think through
appropriate responses—whether it’s
calling 9-1-1 or how to say no in an
uncomfortable situation.
In October 2006, the Colorado
Department of Human Services,
Colorado Works Division was
awarded a $10 million federal grant
over five years to strengthen father/
child relationships and improve par-
enting. For more information on a
fatherhood program in your com-
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North Denver Community
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as a community school, club, church or other non-profit organization
in the area, please contact the paper about our free community listings.
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Hours: Friday 7 – 10 pm, Saturday - Sunday from noon to 5 pm.
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Tues, Wed Noon - 8 pm; Thurs 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Closed:
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NW Denver Toy Library - The Toy Library offers a collection of over
400 toys, games and puzzles for children (infant through age 8) to bor-
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Bug Theater - All shows are at 11 am on Saturdays and tickets are $5.
Located at 3654 Navajo, For reservations and more information, call the
BugLine at 303-477-9984. www.bugtheatre.org
1st Friday Art Walk and Stroll -- 1st Friday of every month from 6 – 10
pm check out some of Denver's most unique galleries, shops and restau-
rants along Tennyson between 38th and 44th. Families welcome.
The Optimist Club of Northwest Denver meets the last Saturday of
the month, in Trevista at Horace Mann's cafeteria, 4130 Navajo. Besides
working closely with the students and staff at Trevista by giving of their
time, talents and resources, the Northwest Denver Optimists also sponsor
activities for students North Denver. Those activities include Punt, Pass
and Kick competition, Tri-Star Basketball competition, oratorical con-
tests and chess tournaments. For more information, please contact Bob
Bramble at 303-260-4311. Membership is open to all who wish to "bring
out the best in kids."
Yoga en Espanol 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open to all levels. Also offer-
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ers and “move up” buyers. Available loan products, current interest rates
and financing options. Distressed homeowner assistance - information on
short sales and how to avoid foreclosure.
“History of Highland - A Study in Architecture” FREE
Monday, Feb 22, 7:00 p.m. - Lumber Baron Inn, 2555 W. 37th Ave.
Presented by Brian Shaw, Senior Architectural Historian, URS Corp
Sponsored by Amy Berglund, RE/MAX Professionals
Northwest Denver Community Book Exchange
At Academia Sandoval, 3:00-4:30 pm, Sunday, February 28
Don't miss this opportunity for NW Denver families to exchange unwant-
ed, very gently used books for someone else's used books.
Info: email Nicole Sullivan at sullivanic@yahoo.com.
Denver Digs Trees Spring Street Tree Program
Applications are available for The Park People's annual Denver Digs Trees
Spring Street Tree Distribution on April 17
Denver Digs has provided more than 38,000 affordable and free street
trees to Denver residents and neighborhoods over the past 18 years.
These street trees are only $25 each for Highland residents. "Treeships"
are available for those with financial hardship. The deadline for Tree
Applications is February 15. Please visit www.theparkpeople.com/den-
verdigs.php for more information.
General/Board Meeting - EVERYONE WELCOME AND
Tues, February 16, 7pm – 9pm at Asbury Event Center
The meeting will be held in the Annex- the west most entrance off 30th
Ave. Highland United Neighbors, Inc. is a Registered Neighborhood
Organization comprised of volunteers from the public, private and busi-
ness sectors, committed to the mission of the Highland community and
dedicated to furthering its goals.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet your neighbors while learning about
our local businesses. It is about bringing community together in a fun and
social environment to promote buying local* which is one way our com-
munity can contribute to the "greening" of our city.
Tuesday, February 23 - Chile Verde - 3700 Tejon Street - 303-477-1377
Tuesday, March 30 - Pasquini's - 2400 W 32nd Ave - 303-477-4900
September 5, 2003
Page 23
North DeNver News
Bonjour! In a recent review
I mentioned a friend who has
embraced all-things-French. She
has become a member of Alliance
Francaise, a nonprofit organiza-
tion dedicated to the culture and
language of France. Why, you may
ask, am I writing about this in a
food column? Because the Alliance
has begun a new club that explores
a different French restaurant every
month and, happily, I was invited to
their debut out-
ing at Crepes’n
C r e p e s ’ n
Crepes is a very
low-key estab-
lishment located
in Writers Square.
The casual atmo-
sphere and close
table makes this an environment
perfect for the person looking for an
unpretentious taste of Europe. Costs
range from $5 for a plain crepe (but
seriously, what’s the point?) to $11
for Seafood Provencale (lump crab,
salmon and shrimp in a tomato,
white wine and garlic sauce).
The folks from Alliance Francaise
had arranged for a special price for
our group. For $34 we each had
a glass of wine, starter soup or
salad, and both an entrée and des-
sert crepe of our choice. I began
with the salade maison ($6). Others
had the caeser ($7.50) or the onion
soup ($8.00). I can’t say that any
of these were the best ever, but they
were satisfyingly generous portions
that were very satisfying.
The entrée crepes at my table
included my choice of the Margarita
($10.50), which was stuffed with
tomatoes, bacon and buffalo moz-
zarella. I was slightly disappointed
because the cheese was not all melty
and the delicate flavor was lost
in the overpowering onion/tomato
base. My French-loving friend tried
the Poulet au gratin ($10.50), fea-
turing wild mushrooms in a white
wine cream sauce and ementhaler
cheese. I was really surprised she
ordered this dish, because I know
she doesn’t care for mushrooms. I
was even more surprised when she
practically licked her
plate clean!
Dessert was included in our
feast, and so we each ordered one,
but I have to say that by this time
we were all very full and would have
been content with what we’d eaten
to that point. But as the saying goes
… there is always room for nuttella!
My crepe was stuffed full of fresh
strawberries and bananas and then
dosed liberally with the hazelnut
spread. This was a
soft crepe, mean-
ing that every-
thing was folded
inside as with the
entrée crepes. The
others at my table
ordered ice cream-
filled desserts.
Their crepes were
prepared crispy, sort of like a taco
salad shell but less structured. It
was more like a freeform piece of
You don’t have to speak French
to eat at Crepes’n Crepes, but you
can if you want to. All of the staff
were fluent and they were patient
with those of us relatively new to
the pronunciations.
Even though Crepes’n Crepes is
a really popular lunch destination,
I would plan to linger a bit longer
than usual. If you are in a hurry,
order your meal ahead, to go, and
find a nice bench out in the sun.
But if you are in the mood to linger
without getting dressed up this is a
perfect dinner destination. You can
savor, enjoy the wine and visit to
your heart’s content.
I’d like to take the last part of
this article to talk a little bit more
about the Alliance Francaise. More
significantly, I would like to discuss
the regional cultural non-profits
and how now, more than ever, they
really need the support of the peo-
ple of Denver. There are so many
fabulous museums, theater groups,
art galleries and cultural organiza-
tions that are struggling to keep
their programs going.
Some might involve food for your
stomach, but they all provide food
for your soul. Won’t you consider
February 5, 2010
Crepes'n Crepes
1512 Larimer St
(also in Cherry
Dining Detective: Crepes'n
Hotel and Casino • Central City
Only 30 short minutes from Denver, take 1-70 exit 243.
Call 303.327.2200 or 800.924.6646 for reservations.
Mention code ND when booking.
Valid through 2.28.10.
Excluding 2.13 & 2.14.


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taking an afternoon or evening this
next month to explore the cultural
offerings of our fair City? Here is
a link you should all have book-
marked on your computer: http://
www.thescen3.org. This site fea-
tures the events, exhibits and activ-
ities of all Tier III organizations in
Denver that receive funding from
the SCFD. These are all non-profits
run by small staff, big hearts, and
even bigger talents.
A sprinkle of art, a dash of
music, a dollop of dance: a meal fit
for anyone.
Alliance Francaise
571 Galapago Street
Denver, CO 80204-5032
(303) 831-0304
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