Spend an evening with award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Nnedi Okorafor, who will share abou...
Peter and Truly Callaway of Centennial, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary by having brunch with family...
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Noah’s Event Center in Westminster was the venue setting for the June 21 wedding of Brooke Ashleigh Holland an...
Community advocate Frank Sargent married his longtime friend and fellow Rotary Club supporter, Sandy Algermiss...
BY KAYLA TURNBOW NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH A Denver native and 2012 Cherry Creek High School graduate...
Spend an evening with award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Nnedi Okorafor, who will share about her acclaimed novel, Who Fears Death, slated to be an HBO series, Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial.
Okorafor’s African-based science fiction and fantasy novels include the Binti trilogy and Akata Witch. She also authored several of the popular Black Panther Marvel comic books. Okorafor’s standalone series features Black Panther’s sister Shuri.
Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Okorafor is known for weaving African culture and folklore into creative, evocative settings with memorable characters.
Enjoy light refreshments and an author signing. Okorafor’s books will be available for purchase from Book Bar.
To save your spot, visit arapahoelibraries.org/author, stop by any library or call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).
Peter and Truly Callaway
Peter and Truly Callaway of Centennial, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary by having brunch with family at the Hilton Inverness Dec. 23, 2018.
Pete and Truly were married at Montview Presbyterian Church Dec. 23, 1968 after meeting at the University of Denver. Following graduation, they moved to San Diego, Calif. while Pete served as the disbursing officer aboard the USS Constellation. After fulfilling his active duty obligation three years later, Pete and Truly returned to Colorado.
Pete is active with ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) and Truly is active with PEO, a philanthropic educational organization for women. Together, they enjoy traveling and spending time with their cocker spaniels adopted from Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue. The family now attends Wellshire Presbyterian Church.
Pete and Truly have two grown children, Carlin and David Callaway. They also have one granddaughter, Lena Marie.
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Noah’s Event Center in Westminster was the venue setting for the June 21 wedding of Brooke Ashleigh Holland and Eric Bradley Bartoszek. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Sean Holland of Littleton, Bernie Bartoszek of Parker and Dale Bartoszek of Lone Tree.
A double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Duane Brigman in the presence of God, family and friends. A softly lit waterfall of elegant drapery was used for the ceremony backdrop. Rustic, candle-lit lanterns were placed alongside the aisle leading to the altar. The bride and groom wrote their own promises to one another in place of the traditional wedding vows. Brandi Holland, a cousin of the bride, read a Bible scripture during the ceremony.
The bride wore a lovely a-line strapless gown made of ivory satin with a heavy overlay of Alencon lace. The fitted bodice was topped with sparkling rhinestones. Her veil was edged with a fine ivory lace and a delicate floral comb encrusted with rhinestones. The bridal bouquet was made of light pink and white roses and carnations wrapped in white lace and pink satin. The bride chose two maids of honor. Her best friend, Sydney Adamson and her cousin, Sydney Holland. Her bridesmaids were Renae Martinez, Ashley Pacheco and Megan Kling, all close friends of the bride. The bridesmaid dresses were a light pink blush, and each carried a simple mixture of light pink and white roses with stems wrapped in pink satin. The flower girl, Stella Lilly, daughter of the groom, wore a sleeveless pink and white dress with a ribbon bow around the waistline. She carried a basket of light pink and white petals. The groom wore a navy blue suit with a light pink boutonniere. The best man was Andrew Cronin, a close friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Jeremy Schlanger, Scott Martin, Trent McNamara, all friends of the groom, and Wyatt Holland, a brother of the bride. Ushers were Steven Ledbetter, a friend of the groom, Mitch Holland and Colt Holland, both brothers of the bride. The guestbook was overlooked by Hailey Holland and Kayley Turley, both cousins of the bride. The videographer of the wedding ceremony was Taylor Turley, a cousin of the bride. The wedding coordinator was Shelby Adamson, a friend of the bride.
A cocktail hour was held between the ceremony and reception. A four-tier crystal chandelier cast an enchanting glow for a romantic ambiance. A sheer white draped organza fabric was swaged in rows to create the spoke ceiling. The tables were covered with rose petals and rustic lit lanterns. The dinner meal was catered by Chipotle Mexican Grill. The couple and flower girl shared a double-layer vanilla cake with Chantilly icing and a light pink rosette border. For the wedding party and guests, a dessert table of assorted baked goods was provided by the brides extended family. To wish the couple a ‘happily ever after’ send-off, the guests held sparklers to create an umbrella walkway as an escape to begin their married life.
A Mexican Caribbean beach front resort in Cancun, Mexico was the destination of the newlywed’s honeymoon. The couple will live in the South Denver Metro area. The groom plans to further his career with Premo Steel Buildings and the bride plans to advance her career at Columbine High School.
The “Three Musketeers” of the Denver hotel public relations scene over past decades gather to bid adieu to Susan Stiff, the Westin Hotel, Barbara Goldy, DTC Marriott fame and Deborah Dix, Brown Palace queen, both joined a large group of friends at the DTC Cricket to wish Susan Stiff “goodbye.” Stiff is moving to Tulsa, Okla., immediately and will commute to Denver for the Colorado Ballet Gala that she is producing in February. Then it is “Tulsa time” for Stiff as she captures a new city.
Dr. Frank and Sandy Sargent. Photo courtesy of Glory Weisberg
Community advocate Frank Sargent married his longtime friend and fellow Rotary Club supporter, Sandy Algermissen last week in a ceremony drawing the couple’s mutual family and friends together to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greenwood Village.
Sargent lived in Cherry Hills Village for decades, supporting the Cherry Creek Schools and the Rotary Club of Englewood as well as other nonprofits.
Prelude music was performed by Carl and James Algermissen. Special Music was performed by Jim Sargent, playing “Love Will Come Again.”
George Eliot wrote the following words, said during the ceremony,
“To Be With Each Other.
What greater thing is there for two human souls
Than to minister to each other in all labor
To minister to each other in all sorrow,
To share with each other in all gladness,
To be one with each other in the
Silent unspoken memories?”
Following the nuptials, the newlyweds held the wedding dinner at the Brio Tuscan Grille in Park Meadows. Love seems to just seep into many conversations as friends and family remarked the respect they all had for the couple who seem to be thrilled as they glistened as they stopped at tables to greet each other’s families.
The couple is at home in Stoney Brook in Denver.
BY KAYLA TURNBOW
NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
A Denver native and 2012 Cherry Creek High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the amphibious assault ship U.S.S. Makin Island.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Damien Quinonez is a cryptologic technician (maintenance) aboard the amphibious assault ship operating out of San Diego. As a cryptologic technician, he is responsible for working with wiring aboard the ship to keep communications open for signal traffic and radio frequency.
Quinonez credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in Denver.
“I was taught to always strive to be better than you were before,” said Quinonez. “Every day in the Navy you come in thinking that what you did yesterday, you need to try and top that and do better.”
Makin Island, one of the Navy’s most advanced and largest amphibious ships, is designed to deliver Marines and their equipment where they are needed to support a variety of missions ranging from amphibious assaults to humanitarian relief efforts.
The ship, which resembles a small aircraft carrier, is longer than two football fields at 847 feet, is 106 feet wide and weighs more than 41,000 tons fully loaded. It has gas turbine engines and two variable speed electric motors that can push the ship through the water in excess of 20 knots. It can carry more than 12 helicopters and six fixed-wing aircraft.
Quinonez is the son of Deann Lopez and Joseph Quinonez.
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