Due to COVID-19 pandemic BY DORIS B. TRUHLARGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER The City of Centennial has cut back on its s...
BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSON Adrienne Stewart, M.D. is board certified with 30 years of experience in her special...
BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER In a surprise political shift on March 20, Republicans Casper Stockham an...
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Due to COVID-19 pandemic
BY DORIS B. TRUHLARGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
The City of Centennial has cut back on its services. This is already effective.
The reason for the cutbacks is to minimize exposure, as has been requested by public health officials, due to the covid-19 pandemic. Essential services (for example, law enforcement, snow and ice issues, road repairs and signal light maintenance) will continue to be provided but could be on a delayed schedule.
The Building Division will not be conducting inspections on the interior of a home or basement. Examples are furnaces, water heaters, basement finishes and interior remodels.
Inspections for new construction and for exterior projects such as a new roof, deck or gazebo, as well as similar projects, will occur as usual, although they could be delayed.
Exceptions and emergencies will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, which a city spokeswoman said was to ensure public health and safety.
Animal Services is responding to emergency only calls within the community. Examples are rabid animals, including both domestic pets and wild animals.
Additionally, Centennial Center Park is closed until further notice to assist in helping residents community “embrace social distancing practice,” according to a city spokeswoman.
The City continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and take the appropriate precautions recommended by Tri-County Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). For questions please use the City’s website to report a problem or call the City’s 24-hr Citizen Response Center at 303-325-8000.
Call volumes may become heavy, and the city has asked for the patience of its residents. For resources and additional information about COVID-19, the city requests that residents and others seeking information visit centennial
BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSON
Adrienne Stewart, M.D. is board certified with 30 years of experience in her specialty.
For 29 of those years she has been in Colorado. Her office, Aesthetic Surgery & Dermatology of Cherry Creek, is conveniently located in Cherry Creek North. She loves what she does, her patients and going to work.
Making people look natural, like themselves. She has no trouble saying no when a procedure isn’t appropriate. Her goal is to make patients happy about their skin, from pimples to wrinkles as well as be aware of how environmental pollution and nutrition affect the skin.
The Backstory – Southern RootsThe apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Dr. Stewart’s mother is still a practicing dermatologist and so is her sister. Her late father was an OB/GYN. At age five, Adrienne declared to her grandmother that she wanted to study French and be a dermatologist. She earned her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College at Tulane University in New Orleans. Her medical degree is from Tulane and also where she completed her residency. Coming full circle – she was born at Charity Hospital, a teaching hospital, and she later trained there. She was Chief Resident for one year. (Neither Charity nor Newcomb was ever re-opened after Hurricane Katrina.)
Complimentary ConsultationFor all cosmetic treatments, Dr. Stewart makes assessments and reviews various options.
There are so many different devices and injectables from which to choose and she has the best and the latest. She caters to the patient, customizing for the best outcome, many times combining treatments.
Complete Body CenterAesthetic Surgery & Dermatology offers body treatments for non-invasive fat removal and skin tightening. Those include: CoolSculpting, Vanquish Ultra Shape and EMSCULPT which increases muscle and tones. Emsculpt can be used on buttocks, abdomen, arms and calves.
Dr. Stewart’s goal is to make each procedure as pain free as possible, applying topical numbing by itself as well as using Provox or Frozen C.
LasersDr. Stewart has all the latest technology in lasers and devices that are used to treat sun damage, aging skin, acne, blood vessels, wrinkles and scars.
Cosmetic Dermatology and InjectablesWhen it comes to injectables, experience is most important and Dr. Stewart has that experience.
She was privileged as a resident to have access to the Cosmetic Clinic at Tulane. Dr. Stewart taught injectables at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. Currently, students and residents come to her office for training. She administers the injectables herself and these include: Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, Juvederm and Xeoman. These are Neurotoxins that work on preventing wrinkles from movement. Injectables also include fillers that fill lines and folds and volumize. These include Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, Belatero, Vobella, Sculptra, Volure and Radiesse.
Continued TrainingYou must know anatomy for injectables. Dr. Stewart attends an annual anatomy lab, a cosmetic “boot camp.” She recently attended a Global Aesthetics meeting in Florida.
The Importance of Body ChecksThese checks should be done yearly and Dr. Stewart is very thorough. She even checks the scalp, bottom of the feet and between the toes. You can get skin cancer in your nails, she cautions. Dr. Stewart performs skin cancer surgery right in her office.
Skin Care ProductsAesthetic Surgery & Dermatology carries medical grade cosmeceuticals – products that boast studies showing effectiveness and improvement. These include Defenage, Sente, Isdin, Root of Skin, Skin Better Science, Alastin and U.SK Under Skin (her office is one of the few carrying this line in the United States).
Nikki Stephens Nikki has been a spa aesthetician for over 20 years with nine years in the medical aesthetics industry. She is an expert of non-surgical body contouring and a Master in Coolsculpting. She specializes in anti-aging skin rejuvenation with experience in a variety of lasers and radio frequency treatments. Nikki invites you to bring your skin concerns and questions for a consultation. She will create a custom plan for you based on how much downtime you can allow, your budget and more! Her goal is for you to achieve dermal health resulting in a healthier, younger-looking skin.
Audrey BolemaAudrey is a licensed medical aesthetician and laser technician. She graduated from the School of Medical and Botanical Aesthetics and is nationally accredited and certified in acne, laser rejuvenation, CoolSculpting body contouring, chemical peels, and also studied under JoElle Lee, who was Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal esthetician for years to gain her Multicultural Skin Certification. Audrey set aside her corporate software career and went into aesthetics out of a deep passion to help others achieve their unique goals, especially those battling acne. In her own quest (and struggles) to address her cystic acne, along with aging, hyperpigmentation, tone, texture she’s tried it all and weeded out what did and didn’t work. If you’ve also tried just about everything and are looking for results with trusted guidance, you’re already her favorite patient. Her approach includes using multiple modalities to achieve the best results along with providing guidance on an appropriate home care routine. She’s passionate about achieving results and educating her patients on expectations with a warm and friendly bedside manner. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family (daughter, husband, goldendoodle), reading, and staying active.
Willa RobertsWilla was born and raised in sunny South Africa . She studied Law at the University of Stellenbosch in the beautiful wine region in the Western Cape, followed by and advanced 2 year study in Esthetics. She graduated as top student in South Africa in her national examination. She then furthered her educational by adding two International certifications in Esthetics. CIDESCO International and ITEC International. This made it possible for her to work both nationally and internationally. Working for the biggest Spa Company in the world, Steiner Leisure International, Willa formed part of the managing team and was head of training employees across the world.Over the last 18 years in this growing field she worked for various med spas, top plastic surgeons here in Colorado and in Scottsdale, Arizona and as an Educator in the Medical Esthetic field. BeingInternationally CIDESCO and ITEC trained she knows what it takes to strive for excellence.Willa partnered with Top Dermatologist Dr. Adrienne Stewart here in Cherry Creek to provide medical laser treatments, medical facials and advanced body treatments at Advanced Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek. Here Willa spends her time customizing very advanced treatments with top skincare products to meet every individuals need. She has a passion for people and helping them achieve their personal goals with their skin and body. She enjoys working with aging skin, pigmentation, scars and acne to deliver the best results to every client. She loves combining treatments to work on the different layers of the skin to ensure best results. Her philosophy on skincare is very deep and extended to combine Laser and skincare regimens that produce real results and truly effective outcomes.
Aesthetic Surgery & Dermatology of Cherry Creek 3300 East 1st Avenue #400, Denver CO 80206
Appointments and further information: 303.333.6060 or adriennestewartmd.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Ask about free adjacent covered parking
BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
In a surprise political shift on March 20, Republicans Casper Stockham and Steve House, who had been competing for the right to represent the GOP against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jason Crow in November, issued a joint statement announcing that Stockham was ending his quest for the Republican nomination for Colorado’s sixth congressional district. They also jointly announced that Stockham was going to shift his candidacy to Colorado’s seventh congressional district to run against seven-term Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter.
Said Stockham of his pivot to Perlmutter, “Ed Perlmutter has been a disaster for Colorado and for the citizens of CD7. Coloradans want and deserve real empowering solutions to skyrocketing healthcare costs, education choice and securing our nation’s weak and dangerous borders. Fighting alongside Steve (House) and other party leaders I am confident I can now mount an effective campaign in CD7. Now is the time to end Perlmutter’s progressive rubber DC stamp that has been taking our country in the wrong direction for more than 13 years.”
Said House, “Casper has been a longtime advocate working for education reform and for community empowerment in Colorado—I continue to be proud to call him a friend and will support him as he begins campaigning against the reckless policies of Rep. Perlmutter…There is a new conservative wave pouring across Colorado, and the majority are fed up with the overspending, overreaching, and overregulating by the left. The only thing the Democrats seem short on is—accountability. I look very much forward to leading the charge and changing that.”
In an interview with The Villager in January, when he was still a candidate in CD6, Stockham told us that he believes in term limits for Congress and all federal judges including judges of the United States Supreme Court. He also said he would change all regulatory agencies to advisory only so that only the Congress could approve federal regulations, because, said Stockham, “passing regulations without congressional approval is not constitutional.”
The seventh congressional district is just northwest of Denver and includes parts of Arvada, Westminster, Lakewood, Thornton, and Northglenn. Its residents have favored the Democratic candidate in every presidential election since it was formed in 2003. In his last race two years ago, Perlmutter bested his Republican challenger, Mark Barrington, by 25 points.
Stockham, an unwavering supporter of President Trump, is a consultant and ride-share driver who lives in CD6. He was the Republican candidate for Congress against U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in Colorado’s first congressional district in 2016 and 2018, losing both races by a margin of more than two to one. The United States Constitution clearly states in section two of Article One that a Congressional representative need only reside in the state he or she represents, not the district. Current CD6 Rep. Jason Crow, running for his second term, lived in Denver before he moved into CD6 after winning election in 2018.
Trisha Trixie was scheduled to participate in the Division contests on Mar 28. If she wins division she will go on to the district. This is the first year competing as a contestant since her battle with cancer the past few years. After winning her Club contest she was sent on to the metro area contest to see how she would fare. Up against a varying caliber of people she won the Metro area and will now go on to compete in the division contest. Her clubmate Mariah C Allen, a newer Toastmasters, completed and won the club and area contest. Mariah technically came in second place in the table topics contest. However, because the person who won first place is not able to go Mariah will be going and competing at division level as well. If a Toastmaster candidate wins District, they have the potential to go on to Paris to the international competition to win the world championship of public speaking
For more info go to www.d26toastmasters.org or www.toastmasters.org. Trixie and Mariah are in DTC SPEAKS Toastmasters which meets weekly, Thursdays from 12-1, the Worldpay building, 4610 Ulster, Suite 300, Greenwood Village. Meetings to be resumed at a later date.
Marvin Eli Wolf, oil & gas pioneer, attorney, arts patron and philanthropist, died peacefully on March 15th in Denver, Colorado. Marvin was born in Kimball, Nebraska in 1931 to Leon and Dora Wolf, and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming where his father was the tailor on the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Marvin’s first jobs were on base delivering laundry and hauling ice blocks.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1952 and his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1954. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar and briefly practiced law, but was intrigued by the oil and gas industry. He and his brother Erving soon founded the Wolf Land Co., which later became the Inexco Oil Co. Under their leadership, Inexco discovered Wyoming’s 4 trillion-cubic-foot Madden Gas Field, one of the largest natural gas reserves in the United States, and the Key Lake Uranium Mine in Saskatchewan, Canada, which once produced 15 percent of the world’s uranium. Inexco was acquired by Louisiana Gas, and while his brother Erving continued on with the larger company, Marvin chose to remain independent and opened Wolf Energy in Denver. Many of the city’s leading oilmen passed through the halls of his company, and it was often referred to as “Wolf University” for its ability to contribute quality professionals to the oil and gas industry. Marvin held leadership positions with the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Association and was inducted into the Colorado Oil & Gas Hall of Fame.
Though he was a practicing attorney for only a short time, Marvin maintained a deep affinity for the study and development of lawyers and law as a licensed attorney. He proudly carried his “bar card” for Colorado Attorney Registration #37 in his wallet every day. His connection to the University of Colorado School of Law deepened over time and he counted among his close personal friends the school’s successive deans and many faculty members over the years. In 1981, his challenge grant provided the funds for the Law School’s Natural Resources Law Center that became the Getches-Wilkinson Center. He also funded the Wolf Scholarship that funded the tuition for countless law students who were members of the University of Colorado Law Review, the Judi Wolf Scholarship for law students committed to advocating women’s issues, and, in memory of Judi’s father, the Jules Milstein Scholarship given to faculty for excellence in published legal research. He also endowed chairs at the Dean’s discretion under the names of both Dean Nichol and Dean Getches and, with his brothers, led the campaign to build a new building for the law school. That new building, named for his parents, Leon and Dora Wolf, provided the law school with a bright future for the study of law in Colorado. Marvin had a sustained dedication to education and these combined scholarships and donations provided hundreds of people the opportunity to pursue excellence in legal scholarship. Marvin received CU Law School’s Norlin Award in 1993, an honorary Order of the Coif award in 1997 and the law school’s most distinguished honor, the Knous Award, in 2003. Marvin was extraordinarily proud that his daughter Wendy ’84, stepson Marco ’97 and his grandchildren William ’17 and Meredith ’18 graduated from his beloved University of Colorado School of Law.
Throughout his life, Marvin, with his wife Judi, had a passion for the performing arts. While he always loved football, and never missed a chance to enjoy and critique the Denver Broncos, it was the performing arts that brought him the most joy. He regularly attended the theater, symphony, opera and ballet for as long as he could, and provided significant support to all of the performing arts in Colorado. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) became central to
Marvin’s life and his efforts to contribute to the community. When the Buell Theater at the DCPA was under construction, he collaborated with Donald Seawell to create the Marvin & Judi Wolf Reception Room at the Buell Theater. Both Marvin and Judi hosted countless performance intermissions in The Wolf Room with cookies and milk while they transmitted their passion for the arts to everyone around them. The Wolf Room collaboration also provided Marvin with one of his most significant personal friendships.
Marvin and Donald Seawell were inseparable, dining together every Sunday, travelling together frequently, continuing to improve the arts with programs like The Best of Broadway and laying the foundations for the future of the city’s performing arts with the DCPA redevelopment that is presently underway. They found in each other the same qualities of discipline, service and leadership and their efforts ensured a lasting legacy of support and excellence for Denver’s performing arts. This legacy will be evident later in 2020, when the DCPA reopens The Stage Theatre as the Marvin & Judi Wolf Theatre. Marvin also supported other notable institutions throughout Colorado including Opera Colorado, the Denver Symphony Orchestra, the Denver Art Museum, Temple Emanuel of Denver and the Anti-Defamation League.
Marvin and Judi Wolf were The Villager’s 1992 “Villager’s of the Year.”
Marvin is survived by Judi, his wife of 37 years and his daughter Wendy Kaufman, her husband Bob Kaufman and their children John, William and Meredith; his stepsons, Lance Chayet, his wife Barbara Chayet and their children, Grant and Logan; Victor Chayet, his wife Susan Chayet and their son, Devon; and Marco Chayet, his wife Paige Chayet and their son, Caleb.
Interment will be private and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Denver. Donations in his memory may be sent to the University of Colorado Foundation for the benefit of the Leon and Dora Wolf Scholarship, 1800 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203.
BY MARA PURL
I recently returned from teaching on the faculty of Publishing at Sea, a program founded by Denver book shepherd Judith Briles. I always enjoy this fantastic opportunity for authors to “get away from it all” in order to create a breakthrough with their writing and publishing work.
One of my programs is titled “The Oyster and the Pearl” — a fun title for the serious business of using life’s irritations to create gems in our writing. Huh? How does that work? (You can contact me for information about the full program.)
Well, let’s say you just can’t stand it when someone tailgates you all the way to work. Traffic is too heavy to switch lanes, so you’re stuck with a pathetically self-involved, entitled driver attached to your rear bumper, someone who evidently has no concept of what it actually takes to stop a car suddenly. Do you settle for muttering and grinding your teeth? Or do you shift gears, take a look at your feelings, and begin imagining a scenario for a character? That works well if you write fiction. And if you write non-fiction, don’t forget that story-telling is the best way to communicate a point to your readers.
Maybe there’s a lesson to be gathered from this irritating experience. You could choose to increase your mastery of patience. Or you could focus on compassion, since this tailgater’s life must be awful, or he wouldn’t behave this way. Or you could choose to create a practice of immunity from this kind of low-level irritation as being unworthy of your attention. Any of these topics would make a good piece of advice in a business book, or a fictional chapter that’ll have your readers nodding in recognition, making them feel so connected to your story that they won’t be able to put your book down.
My writing seminar also brings in much deeper “irritations,” such as those that might arise from the loss of a loved one, a job crisis, or an abusive situation. What do these experiences have to do with writing better? The answer is stunningly simple: authenticity. You might not know that the root for the word “author” and “authentic” is the same. So there’s only one way to be the real author you crave to become, and that’s by being authentic.
Authenticity requires ruthless honesty not only with what happens to us, but with how we respond. Have you had a moment when you had to “come clean” about something? I sure have.
The value of a life-lesson can’t be overestimated. At the root of most writing-problems is that nasty and troublesome inauthenticity. It’s a surprising easy fix technically. We can look a little more deeply at what we’re trying to say, and “get real” about it. Then the words flow.
During this first quarter of 2020 Authoring Tips, I’m focusing on foundational elements. We’ll get into embellishments later in the year, but first, I feel it’s only fair to give clearly drawn blueprints for the foundations of your writing work. Once these are in place, you can build a strong, flexible structure that will be sustainable for you, inspiring for your readers, and fulfilling for your career.
Mare Purl is an author, speaker, performer. Top Female Author of Fiction @ The
Authors Show. 35 book awards, multiple best-seller lists.
Steve Farber was a Denver native who grew up and attended public school on the west side of town, never left, and achieved national acclaim by his wide-ranging accomplishments. After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School in 1968, he turned to two of his childhood friends, Jack Hyatt and Norman Brownstein, to form a law practice.
Farber excelled at everything he did. The law firm he founded with his friends, still headquartered in Denver, was the third largest in the area as of October 1, 2019, with 244 attorneys companywide. He was a leader in both the political and the philanthropic community, helping the Denver Broncos and numerous political figures, including former Governor Roy Romer and current Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Although he was instrumental in bringing the 2008 Democratic National Convention that nominated former President Barack Obama to Denver, he was not strictly partisan. Prominent Republican figures like former Sen. Hank Brown became members of Farber’s law firm.
The Denver Business Journal recently reported that all lawyers at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck LLP were “required to donate at least 50 hours of pro-bono work per year, and some 70% of the roughly 250 lawyers in its Colorado and Washington D.C. offices have served on nonprofit boards.”
When he became afflicted with kidney disease in the early 2000’s, Farber used his experience to help others, starting the American Transplant Foundation in 2005 after he received a kidney from his son Gregg, then 32, on May 11, 2004. In 2016, the American Transplant Foundation reported that 480 people had been “taken off the waiting list and saved by living donors” after being connected through the organization Farber founded.
A memorial service was held on March 8 at Temple Emanuel in Denver.
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