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Today’s Leap Day a historical rarity for The Villager

By Don IrelandContributing writer We’re all aware that Leap Year occurs only once every four years. Most of you loyal readers also know that copies of The Villager have been distributed every Thursday since 1982. So, what’s Leap Year have to do with today’s newspaper? Today (Thursday) marks just the second time this newspaper has …

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Central City Opera (CCO) proudly announces the appointment of stage director Alison Moritz as its new Artistic Director

Central City Opera (CCO) proudly announces the appointment of stage director Alison Moritz as its new Artistic Director Moritz was selected from an incredibly vast pool of talented applicants through a rigorous and highly competitive national search process led by Jonathan West on behalf of Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA) and CCO’s volunteer Search …

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Denver Zoo rescues 130 animals from Seaquest in Littleton

SUBMITTED BY THE DENVER ZOO Last week, Denver Zoo rescued nearly 130 animals from SeaQuest in Littleton, which received multiple citations and complaints for animal welfare concerns and injuries to customers since it opened in 2018. SeaQuest recently decided to close its Littleton location, leaving their animals in need of new homes, including a keel-billed …

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Arapahoe Libraries hosts Prom Attire Donations Drive

Arapahoe Libraries is hosting its first-ever prom attire donation drive this year. Now through February 29, patrons can drop in at six library locations to donate formal and semi-formal wear. Any prom attire, except for shoes, will be accepted, including dresses, suits, capes, jewelry, top hats and more. The library will follow up in March …

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Littleton ballet school ranked 21st in nation

The International Ballet School in Littleton made waves by being ranked #21 of ballet schools in the USA by a study conducted by Northeastern University  The study is titled “Quantifying Hierarchy and Prestige in US Ballet Academies as Social Predictors of Career Success” Researchers at Northeastern University have delved into the intricate world of ballet, …

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Arlene Olvey celebrates her 101st birthday

Arlene Olvey turned 101 on January 25! Arlene’s good friends celebrated her remarkable life with a “101 Dalmatians” party given by volunteers at La Cache (consignment/donation shop that supports the Colorado Children’s Hospital.)Arlene volunteered weekly at La Cache for over 40 years and is the favored helper among the regular customers. Not many people attain …

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