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CASA Champions for Children Breakfast

The 2017 Champions for Children Breakfast event was a huge success! Every year, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Jefferson/Gilpin Counties puts on a free breakfast in April to create awareness for the program. With a packed room, CASA raised over $53,000 – that will help support 44 volunteers (the cost to train one volunteer is $1200)! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible including our Sponsors, Table Captains, speakers and guests. For more information about getting involved with the next breakfast event, contact Melissa Hellmuth at 303.271.6535 or MelissaHellmuth@casajeffcogilpin.com. You can also learn about how CASA serves the community at their website http://www.casajeffcogilpin.com/.

CASA Champions for Children Breakfast2017-04-25T22:07:04+00:00

Colorado Fresh Market


Looking for a great way to spend a Sat. morning in Denver? The award winning Cherry Creek Fresh Market presents a high quality mix of Colorado growers and unique local gourmet food vendors representing the best of Colorado. Since 1997, Colorado Fresh Markets’ award winning seasonal outdoor markets feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond. Also enjoy chef demonstrations, kitchen and garden artisan products, gardening tips from Master Gardeners, live music and more in a fun and festive open-air shopping environment.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center • 1st Ave. & University Blvd.
SATURDAYS, May 7 – October 29, 8 AM – 1 PM
& WEDNESDAYS, June 15 – September 28, 9 AM – 1 PM

Contact Colorado Fresh Markets
Location Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. & University Blvd.

Colorado Fresh Market2016-06-28T00:31:31+00:00

CASA Champions for Children Breakfast

Thursday, April 7th 2016 from 7:30am-8:30am at the Denver Marriott West 1717 Denver West Blvd. Golden, CO 80401.
Join us for a FREE breakfast event and learn about CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties’ important work to advocated for neglected and abused children. Also hear from a young woman who personally benefited from CASA Jeffco/Gilpin, and understand how you can get involved as a volunteer and/or donor. Your support can help CASA advocate for more children! Together, we can make a difference in the life of a child in neCASA logoed! Please RSVP by Friday, April 1st to Melissa Hellmuth at 303-271-6539 or melissahellmuth@casajeffcogilpin.com

CASA Champions for Children Breakfast2016-04-03T20:42:53+00:00

Aspen Snowboard Hall of Fame

aspeneventDon’t Miss the ISHA Awards!

Please join us at the 24th annual ISHA Awards banquet, to be held at the historic Hotel Jerome in Aspen on April 7. The party offers a can’t-miss chance to meet some of the world’s leading ski historians, to support ISHA at its premiere annual gathering, and to learn about the year’s best ski-history books and films.

This year, we’ll honor Greg Lewis and Karin Berg with prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards. Lewis is an Aspen-based broadcaster who started out calling World Pro Skiing races, and went on to cover international ski racing for NBC, CBS, ESPN, HBO and Turner Broadcasting. In a colorful short video, Lewis will recreate the vibrant world of ski racing in the 1970s and 1980s. Berg, longtime curator of the Holmenkollen Museum in Oslo, will briefly discuss her award-winning book on the evolution of the modern ski pole—it’s a surprising tale, and key to the development of modern ski techniques.

Representatives from Whistler/Blackcomb and Winter Park will be on hand to accept awards, with short video retrospectives of these leading North American resorts. You can mingle with ski historians from Europe and North America and purchase copies of their books, which cover topics ranging from Snowshoe Thompson and Mathias Zdarsky to women’s ski jumping, U.S. alpine racing and the legendary Hahnenkamm. You can also be among the first to purchase a pre-publication copy of Warren Miller’s new autobiography.

The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception at the Jerome. It’s a cash bar and all Skiing History Week guests are invited. The banquet begins at 7 p.m. and reservations are required. Tickets cost $175 per person (group rate) or $200 per person (individual rate), plus a modest online booking fee, and all but $60 of your ticket price is considered a tax-deductible charitable contribution to ISHA.

To register, go to tinyurl.com/ISHAAwards2016. For a complete list of 2015 ISHA Award winners, go to skiinghistory.org/events. Questions? Call 802.366.1158

Aspen Snowboard Hall of Fame2016-03-15T17:45:33+00:00

Shopping for a Cause

A fundraising event for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is being held at Wish Boutique on Feb 11th from 5pm-8pm. 10% of the proceeds from this evening’s sales will go directly to support the abused and neglected children that are served by CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin counties.

Wish Boutique is a one-of-a-kind women’s clothing store, located on Old South Gaylord Street, in the quaint Washington Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. They are locally-owned by a Denver native and formerly known as Pine Creek Clothing Co. They offer women’s clothing and accessories from some of the best-known designers and strive to carry distinct items you will not find anywhere in the Denver area. With unsurpassed customer service, including a personal shopping experience, their style experts are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They will help you find complete, coordinated outfits for you, or fantastic gifts for others.

Come sip some wine, nibble on some appetizers, and find that one of a kind outfit you have been looking for, all while helping needy children in the community!

Shopping for a Cause2016-02-05T23:54:39+00:00

Kristin Lambert

As a first time home buyer, I could not have asked for a better agent than Lisa. I really felt like she genuinely cared about helping me find my dream home. She spent a lot of time explaining the process, showing me properties, and answering my questions. She connected me with an amazing mortgage broker, negotiated an optimal price with the sellers, and from the inspection process to final closing, she made everything run smoothly and timely. She was very responsive to all of my calls and emails. She even contacted me from Europe on vacation to assure that the process was running efficiently and that all of my questions were answered. I really appreciated the clear timeline, communication and her obvious dedication to my experience. Her relationship with me didn’t end at closing either. Because of her resourceful and kind spirit, she has been helping connect me with various other great resources to help make my home amazing. Lisa is an unbelievable agent and I would recommend her to anyone.

Kristin Lambert2016-12-28T19:24:26+00:00

History of the Phipps Mansion

Located between Steele and Harrison, and Exposition and Mississippi, Belcaro is home to “Denver’s Grandest Mansion”, the Phipps Mansion

Arriving in Denver in 1902 after making a fortune in steel, Lawrence Phipps intended to make a mark as a humanitarian. Phipps was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican in 1918 and served in that capacity until 1930.
After leaving the Senate in 1930, Phipps was ready to build a mansion in which to retire. Fisher and Fisher, along with New York architect Charles Platt, designed Belcaro, which is Italian for “Dear One”. The Georgian Mansion was built during the depression at a cost of $310,000. The mansion was completed in 1933 and boasted 54 rooms and over 27,000 square feet. Here is a description of the interior:

Dining Room

This Georgian style room is more than 250 years old. The paneling is knotty pine, which was sent from Colonial America to England where it was made into this dignified paneled room, then later installed in the mansion. There is a Waterford chandelier, which hangs from the center of the ceiling and compliments the original dining room chairs. The dining room chairs were carved from the beams of a house built in Santo Domingo in 1509. There is also a painting on the north wall by Hudson River Valley artist Albert Bierstadt.[3]

Billiard Room

The oak walls in this room are from England and are almost 400 years old. There are hidden panels in this Jacobean room, which were used for storing billiard balls and cues. The ceiling depicts an illustration of the War of Roses.

Living Room

This 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) room has Austrian oak paneling and a carving of a bald eagle over the fireplace. The chandeliers are Sheffield Sterling, and the carving over the hall door portrays the Phipps’ family crest.


There is a limewood carving over the fireplace, in the spirit of Gringling Gibbons, and was commissioned by the Phipps family. Many first editions and volumes from all over the world line the walls of this library.


The grand staircase features a banister created by Burkhardt Steel of Denver. Andrew Carnegie presented the massive Swiss grandfather clock, located at the top of the staircase, to Lawrence Cowle Phipps as a gift.


The foyer contains the original organ that was placed in the alcove. The device that ran the organ was located in a room directly underneath the foyer and the pipes ran upward behind the tapestries.

The neighborhood surrounding Belcaro was platted by Phipp’s company, Belcaro Realty and Investment Company in 1931. Development began shortly afterward.

By the time of Phipps’ death in 1958, he had sold much of the land surrounding the mansion as Belcaro Park. A portion of the land was also used to create the Belcaro Park Shopping Center which was developed in 1953.
Today, the Belcaro neighborhood, encircling the Phipps Mansion, is home to many elegant, expansive, mostly ranch-style homes, with large, pristine, well-manicured lawns. Very centrally located near Cherry Creek, between Bonnie Brae and Colorado Boulevard, and next to Polo Club, Belcaro is now one of Denver’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Homes in this neighborhood sell for between $750,000-1.8 million.

History of the Phipps Mansion2016-02-05T23:54:40+00:00

The Mile High Culture Pass

Denver is a city full of wonderful museums and cultural experiences. A way to experience much of what Denver has to offer (at a discount!) is to purchase the Mile High Culture Pass. The Culture Pass is a mobile pass on your mobile phone or a printable Over the course of five consecutive days, the $52.80 pass will admit visitors to all seven participating attractions. Or the $25 pass will admit visitors to three participating attractions of their choice over the course of three consecutive days. The pass is activated at the first attraction visited.

The participating attractions are as follows:

• Clyfford Still Museum
• Denver Art Museum
• Denver Botanic Gardens
• Denver Museum of Nature & Science
• Denver Zoo
• History Colorado Center
• Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Also,when you buy the culture pass, you can also enjoy the following deals:

• Denver B-cycle: 50 percent-off the city’s bike sharing program
• Molly Brown House Museum: Discounted admission
• Byers-Evans House Museum: Discounted admission
• Denver Firefighters Museum: Children 12 and under receive free admission
• The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL): 2 for 1 admission
• Butterfly Pavilion: Discounted admission

There are some restrictions to the pass:

There is a limit of 8 passes to be purchased via the system at one time.
Check each attraction for hours. Note that many museums are closed Mondays.
Restrictions may apply, the Mile High Culture Pass does not include admission for temporary surcharged exhibitions.
This pass is activated the first time it is scanned and will remain active for the number of consecutive days purchased.
One pass per person, limited to one (1) visitation at each participating attraction.
Must be redeemed in person. Not valid for online, phone reservations or on previous purchases.
Passes expire after 1 year from date of purchase if not used.

What a great thing to purchase for friends and relatives that will be visiting during the holidays! Better watch out, however, they may fall in love with Denver and want to move here. I think I know someone who can help them find a place to live!

The Mile High Culture Pass2016-02-05T23:54:40+00:00


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