South Metro Executive V.P. Doug Tisdale and LongHorn Steakhouse Tim Bohah, managing partner, cut the ribbon at the new Littleton restaurant at 8285 West Bowles Ave.
It was another busy week in the newspaper business as summer events continue to unfold. Had a great time at the TAPS 14TH annual event at the Grove Ranch on Parker Rd. Sat. night. Scottie Iverson was there gathering her Villager Flair page photos along with a large generous crowd supporting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
Led by a stellar local couple, Bo and Lynne Cottrell, the event features Nashville songwriters, along with our own star performer, Tony David and his WildeFire entertainment trio.
Funds go to assist families who have lost loved ones in military service. If you missed the dinner, you may still donate to the worthy cause at www.TAPS.org/Colorado
Sunday, played the nine-hole golf course at Heather Gardens with two daughters and my son. If you like to play nine-holes and want to find a fun course, Heather Gardens is the right golf course for you.
Following golf, we enjoyed the Father’s Day brunch at the Clinton St. View House along with 500 other families. Through the mayhem, the restaurant performed admirable and the buffet even featured lobster tails, unusual for most buffets. We wanted to watch the PGA U.S. Open and the gigantic television set provided great sport action.
Last Monday morning, I had coffee at McDonalds, where many locals go for mid-morning coffee and discussions. Council member George Lantz told me that he had decided to run for mayor of Greenwood Village in Nov. when Mayor Rakowsky retires and is term limited. George is the present Mayor Pro-Tem and will seek to move up to the mayor post.
I’ve known George for a number of years and certainly endorse his candidacy for Mayor. He is level headed, has a strong business background, and is well versed in Greenwood city government.
Tuesday afternoon, I joined Scottie Iverson at the South Metro Denver Chamber ribbon cutting at the brand-new LongHorn Steakhouse in Littleton. Chamber Executive V.P. Doug. Tisdale presided at the “Lasso cutting” at the front door with managing partner Timothy Bodah and the restaurant crew. Bodah has hired 65 employees to work at the new restaurant that is located at 8285 West Bowles Ave. (Almost Wadsworth). Tim and his wife Sabrina have moved to Colorado and have been developing the new Longhorn franchise for the past year. Tisdale enjoyed the first bite of a succulent ribeye steak as the doors opened for business at 3 p.m.
Had a good visit with Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill Holen Friday afternoon. He is a busy leader and writes a column in The Villager every two weeks. Bill’s a Democrat from Aurora and I’m a Republican, but we are both military veterans and have a mutual interest in Arapahoe County government. Bill, and I both come from an era where partisan politics wasn’t as divisive as it is today. We’re friends and while we don’t agree on presidential matters, we do agree on the fact that the county needs a new jail.
The commissioners have appointed a 25 bi-partisan committee to study the jail needs and our governmental reporter Freda Miklin is covering the committee progress. They will issue a report later this summer and you can expect this issue to be on the Nov. ballot.
Stan Reynolds and grandson Cade with classic 1950 Jaguar
Saturday morning the Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club held their annual Stanley Auto Show with sweepstakes winners Brad and Lisa Yeager with their 1956 Ford Thunderbird. About 40 cars were on display at the HEB Clubhouse parking lot and Corvettes seemed to be the most popular cars. However, John Tamborrra’s 1990 Testarosa Ferrari was another award winner.
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