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Local High School students receive Centennial Youth Achievement awards

Four graduating high school students are the recipients of the City of Centennial’s 2022 Youth Achievement Awards in recognition of significant contributions to Centennial through service and outstanding leadership in school, community and the workplace. Each recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward college tuition, fees and course enrollment. The Centennial Youth Achievement Awards is …

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26 new Americans

Citizenship awarded to immigrants from 20 different countries at local elementary school ceremony On May 9, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) held a ceremony at Belleview Elementary School in the Cherry Creek School District during which 26 people took the oath to become American citizens. The 26 individuals who became naturalized U.S. citizens …

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La Loma Mexican Restaurant is coming to Belleview Promenade

La Loma–A Mexican Kitchen is coming to the location that formerly housed Il Fornaio at 8000 E. Belleview Avenue in the Belleview Promenade shopping center in Greenwood Village. La Loma is owned by William Brinkerhoff and presently has locations in Denver and Castle Rock. Brinkerhoff told The Villager that what makes La Loma special is …

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Praying for her homeland – Although she left in 2013 to live in Colorado, Ukraine will always be her home

When The Villager sat down with Olga Ipatova, 38, she told us, “All my life, I was proud of my last name, which is my father’s name. I never imagined that I would feel this way, but I’m not proud of my last name now because it is Russian.” Olga came to Colorado in 2013 …

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Southlands announces the installation of Volta electric vehicle charging stations

Southlands Shopping Center in Aurora has announced a new partnership with Volta Inc. and will be installing six (6) electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the center this summer.  “Southlands is pleased to offer its guests the convenience of Volta charging stations for their electric vehicles. Volta provides drivers with a simple and easy way …

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Holly Creek ladies knit to warm babies across the Front Range

BY BRYN PHINNEY Each year thousands of babies must be sent home from the hospital with nothing more than a disposable diaper and small hospital blanket. But Easter and springtime are about celebrating new life, and the ladies at Holly Creek Life Plan Community are making sure that newborns in need are being wrapped—quite literally—in love. …

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How you can support Ukrainian relief efforts

There are many ways Denver area residents can assist organizations supplying relief efforts to Ukraine, according to Alina Natynski. They include: Purchasing a hand-crafted stuffed animal from www.FrankandBubby.com, Natynski’s online site. Half of the sales will be sent to support Ukrainian dairy farmers, who raise cows that provide milk and other products that feed local …

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Her cuddly creations provide help for Ukrainian causes

By Don Ireland Senior ReporterWeekly Register call Watching the horrific news stories about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was emotionally devastating for Alina Natynski, who lived in the eastern European country for many years. Her father, brother and younger sister still live there, along with friends. The first reactions were shock and dismay for Alina, who …

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One caring fifth-grader brought a healthy change to her neighborhood – composting

According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group in a report from June 2019, “Americans landfilled or incinerated over 50 million tons of compostable waste in 2015. That is enough to fill a line of fully-loaded 18-wheelers, stretching from New York City to Los Angeles ten times. The system of collecting, landfilling and incinerating waste …

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