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s o u t h p a r k 2 t i m e s June 2011 Vol. 19 No. 06 Circulation: 575 A Publication of the SouthPark Homeowners Association Number 2, Inc. Coming Soon! Forgot To Pick Up 11th Annual National Night Out Party A 2011 Pool Pass? If you did not pick up and Food & Pet Food Drive your pool pass on one Tuesday, August 2, 2011 of the five designated SouthPark 2 Clubhouse 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. pickup dates in May Free catered BBQ dinner • Door prizes and June 4th, you will NEEDED! Door prizes for our annual National Night Out Party! need to pickup the pass at the We have a community block party on the first Tuesday in August to coordinate with accounting/bookkeeping company’s office National Night Out. This year will be on Tuesday, August 2nd. The participation for our (Colorado Management & Associates – community has been in excess of 250 homeowners and tenants. What a great way to 303-468-3745, ext. #7), located at; 8100 advertise your product or services. Southpark Way, Unit A-5, Littleton, CO NEEDED! We need volunteers to help with: 80120, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and • 4-6 strong people to setup tables and chairs at 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call to • 2-4 people to set up table cloths, balloons at 4:30 p.m. schedule a pick-up appointment. • 2-3 people to assist with the sign in table 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. THE HOMEOWNER DUES MUST • 2-3 people to assist with food drive 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. BE CURRENT TO RECEIVE THE PASS. • 4-6 strong people to clean up tables and chairs at 8:00 p.m. IF THERE IS A BALANCE ON THE NEEDED! Donations for Littleton Meals-on-Wheels Program ACCOUNT, A PASS WILL NOT BE AND Dog and Cat Food, canned or dry (no larger than 10 pound bags). ISSUED. If the person requesting a pool The Littleton Meals on Wheels program prepares and delivers hot meals to 275 indi- pass is a tenant (renter), they must have an viduals a day, 80% of which have pets. authorization letter from their landlord Their pet program is called WALOP; We (owner of the townhome). Please include All Love Our Pets. the tenant’s name, address and phone AND Non-perishable food and per- number. Access to the pool will not be sonal hygiene items for The Gathering granted unless the resident has a valid 2011 Place. The Gathering Place is Denver’s pool pass and key. Lost your pool key and only daytime drop-in center for women passes? Replacements can be obtained at and children who are experiencing home- Colorado Management & Associates. The lessness and poverty in Denver. These cost for lost keys is $25.00 and lost 2011 organizations like most are in dire need of your help. pool passes is $10.00. CASH WILL NOT If you would like to donate goods or services as door BE ACCEPTED. prizes AND/OR to volunteer your time please call or email (Norma Theisen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-795-8387) or (Jim Ramsay at 303-794-8142 or email email@example.com). If You Mail Your Payments Please make payable to and mail ONLY to: SouthPark HOA #2 “Winners lose more than losers. They win and lose more than losers, because they stay in the game.” Next Board C/O Colorado Management P.O. Box 105007 —Terry Paulson Meeting Atlanta, GA 30348 Tuesday, June 21st If you have automatic bank drafts, please check “The ultimate of being successful is the the address to which they are being mailed. Do luxury of giving yourself the time to do 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse NOT mail them to Dale or to the Assoc. mail- what you want to do.” —Leontyne Price Please attend! box (2850 W. Long Ave.). Page 2 www.southpark2-hoa.org / SouthPark 2 TIMES / June 2011 Shrub Trimming SouthPark 2 The trimming of deciduous shrubs is scheduled to begin in Board of Directors late June and is expected to take 5-7 weeks to complete. With a Linda Lancaster President wet spring and early summer, the shrubbery has thrived. All Jim Ramsay Vice President deciduous shrubs will be trimmed with the exception of those S. Dorenkamp Secretary that are flowering. However, if the flowering shrubs create an Pat Cowdin Treasurer Bruce Johnson Director issue of safe passage along a sidewalk, access or egress to a Nancy Jack Member at Large townhome or pose a safety issue, they will be trimmed. Please Chris Moulder Member at Large be patient, as jumping from townhome to townhome would delay the most efficient means of completing this large project. Committees If homeowners do not want the landscape company to trim certain shrubs around their Maintenance townhome, attach a brightly colored ribbon to the shrub(s), where it can obviously be Dale Lavene, Centennial Management Group, LLC seen. However, if the marked shrubs create an issue of safe passage along a sidewalk, P.O. Box 3459, Littleton CO 80161 access or egress to a townhome or pose a safety issue, they will be trimmed. firstname.lastname@example.org 720-528-8557 James Ramsay Bruce Johnson Finance Linda Lancaster S. Dorenkamp Jim Ramsay Pat Cowdin Evelyn Bowman Nancy Jack Limitations On Garage Sales Recreation A check with the Code Enforcement office at the City of Littleton Jim Ramsay revealed a surprising ordinance. According to section 10-4-4(b)5 of the Bruce Johnson municipal code, garage sales are limited to no more than forty eight (48) Josephine Slanovich hours and not more than one (1) per calendar year. Architectural & Covenant If you feel that someone is abusing this ordinance, you can contact Control, & Area Patrol Rebecca Thompson at the Code Enforcement office, 303-795-3831 and Dale Lavene, 720-528-8557 Centennial Management Group, LLC she will investigate. If you reach her voice mail, please make sure that you P.O. Box 3459, Littleton, CO 80161 provide as much detail as possible, such as; address, types of items being sold, location of signs, etc. You can also leave your name and phone number for a follow- Clubhouse 303-380-0024 Betty Vielhauer Sandy Frye up to her investigation. Nancy Jack Residents are reminded that in September of each year the community holds its annu- al garage sale. Dates and information will appear in the August newsletter. Councilman Debbie Brinkman 303-734-8315 email@example.com Littleton Police Department “Non-Emergency” 303-794-1551 Clubhouse Rental Cleaning Charges Bookkeeper/Accounting Laura Dillon, 303-468-3745, prompt #6 A reminder that the following fees will be charged for cleaning the clubhouse, if nec- Colorado Management & Associates essary. To avoid incurring any fees, please ensure clubhouse is thoroughly cleaned (spe- cial emphasis on toilets and carpet). If fees are incurred, the $200 deposit check will be The SouthPark2 newsletter is a monthly cashed and any unused portion will be refunded. The Clubhouse Coordinators appreciate publication of the SouthPark2 Homeowners Association. Deadline for articles is the 20th your understanding and thank you in advance for your support. of the month. Contact Dale Lavene at 720- 528-8557 to submit an article. Check out our Bathrooms (both) – $40 website at www.southpark2-hoa.org. Kitchen – $25 Carpet (spot cleaning) – $10/spot All articles may be edited for clarity and Entire Clubhouse – $100 space requirements. Deadline for ads is the 15th of the month for the next month’s issue except for the Jan. issue which is Dec. 6th. Contact Colorado Lasertype at 303-979- 7499, getinfo@ColoradoLasertype.com. Any exterior changes, replacements and/or additions Who To Call: Appearance of an advertisement in this publication MUST be approved by the ACC Committee. does not constitute a recommendation or endorse- Maintenance ment by the publisher or the association of the Please address your request in writing to: goods or services offered therein. The opinions Painting expressed in this newsletter are those of the individ- Grounds ual authors and not of the Board of Directors of Dale Lavene, your association or the publisher. Neither the Centennial Management Group, LLC Dale Lavene Board, publisher nor the authors intend to provide P.O. Box 3459, Littleton CO 80161 720-528-8557 any professional service or opinion through this publication. June 2011 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / www.southpark2-hoa.org Page 3 Owe More Than Your Home Is Worth? LNO Schedule Can’t Afford To Pay? Get The Truth Ladies Night Out is a fun way to network with About Your Options. the ladies of SouthPark while trying out new cuisines and restaurants around Denver and Littleton. LNO meets For your FREE copy of at 6:30 p.m. each month we send out evites a week before each “The Home Owner’s Guide night to people who contact us with their e-mail addresses. To Fighting Foreclosure”, visit: Please contact Judy Cowell or Roberta Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to join in. Cheers! www.BailoutSolutions.com Thurs., June 21..............................................Elephant Bar Ross King, Bailout Solutions • firstname.lastname@example.org • (888) 512-7110 R.E. Lic# E32899 Wed., July 20......................Merle's (Downtown Littleton) Thurs., August 18. Cheesecake Factory (Park Meadows) Mon., September 19 ...............Bone Fish (on Wadsworth) Great Jeans! Great Selection! Great Price! Tues., October 18..............Buca Di Beppo (Aspen Grove) Wed., Nov. 16 .......Cafe Terracotta (Downtown Littleton) Hope to see many of you for dinner! Exterior Upkeep Of Your Home Homeowners are reminded that they are responsible for Do you love designer jeans, but cringe at the price tag? Well... cringe no maintaining the exterior of their townhome. This includes, but is more! We offer a large selection of styles and sizes in authentic brands... not limited to; wood trim, siding, roofing, gutters, windows, NO knock-offs, NO seconds, NO price over $92. Whether you’re looking screens, brick, concrete patios, porches and steps, etc. to buy great designer denim at up to 50% off retail, or you have an inter- This year approximately 50 of the 548 townhomes are est in learning how you can become a distributor and build your own suc- cessful business, we have what you’re looking for. We’re changing how required to paint (for a list of those buildings required to paint, America is buying jeans – one pair at a time! check the web page at www.southpark2-hoa.org). During recent Lauren, your SouthPark neighbor walkthroughs of the community, it was noted some of these “We have the Designer Denim you 303-332-6181 townhomes have considerable rotten wood that will require know & love... at prices you can afford” replacement prior to painting. Other than surface preparation, replacement of rotten wood is paramount. Many times rotten wood is simply painted over and not replaced. This leads to more cost in the future and a paint job that will fail. When the annual inspection is conducted to confirm that the townhome owner required to paint has complied, owners will be advised of any rotten wood that should have been replaced. To avoid additional cost and inconvenience, make sure rotten wood is replaced when the townhome is being prepared for painting. Do a pre-walkthrough with your painting contractor to inspect for rotten wood and obtain an estimate up front. All homeowners should, at a minimum annually inspect the exterior of their townhome to see if repairs are necessary. Periodic maintenance in the long run will save you money and will keep up the appearance of your townhome. If you need a contractor, check with family and friends first. Other possible sources for referrals are the community newsletter and the radio/television consumer advocate Tom Martino’s referral list (www.Referrallist.com). A check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and references from the contractor MONDAY • Havana Exchange THURSDAY • Wheat Ridge should also be considered. 2712-2892 S. Havana St. (Havana & Yale) 4252 Wadsworth Blvd. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or Sellout 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or Sellout TUESDAY • Aurora SATURDAY • Southwest Plaza General Park, 1561 N. Quentin St. Southwest Plaza SE parking lot 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or Sellout Wadsworth & Bowles, Littleton Starts July 12, ends October 24 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or Sellout Adult Summer Softball WEDNESDAY • Littleton SUNDAY • Highlands Ranch Registration is now open for all leagues. Nine games plus Located in Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center Highlands Ranch Town Center Square 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr. 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch playoffs begin the week of May 30. Ages 18-Adult. Held at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or Sellout 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or Sellout Cornerstone, Bowles and deKoevend parks. Team Fee: $645 and For more information call the Farmers’ Market Hotline NO Player fees. For more information, call the Athletics Office at 303-798-7515. continued on page 4 303-887-FARM • www.DenverFarmersMarket.com Page 4 www.southpark2-hoa.org / SouthPark 2 TIMES / June 2011 Yes, You Can Succeed With Some Basic Rules Don’t Go Broke On Vacation Unless you inherit a fortune or win the lottery, you’re going to Summer is here, and if you haven’t planned your vacation yet, have to work for your success. There aren’t any guaranteed strate- it’s not too late. You don’t even have to spend a lot of money. gies, but you’ll do OK if you follow these tried-and-true tactics Here are tips for keeping the expenses reasonable when traveling: for having a successful career – and life: • Fly during the week. Airline rates are generally more • Set specific and ambitious goals. Effective goals point expensive over the weekend, so plan your trip from Wednesday directly toward results: “Lose 10 pounds this year” is more moti- to Wednesday (for instance) to locate cheaper fares. vational than “Exercise more.” And although you need to be real- • Stay close to home. Distant destinations may call to you, istic about what’s possible, don’t set goals that are too modest. A but often you can find worthy locations to visit closer to home – real challenge will inspire your best efforts more than an easy national parks, lively cities, and other good places to explore. win. • Pack your own snacks for the road. Airline food and gas • Focus on improvement, not perfection. You can always do station snacks can be expensive (as well as not particularly more, achieve more, get more. Don’t let the fact that you’re not healthy). Get into the habit of packing some sandwiches and at the pinnacle of achievement drain your enthusiasm. Measure snacks. Bring along a few bottles of water, and resist the impulse your progress so you know how far you’ve come, and give your- to buy an overpriced soda. self credit for moving closer to your goal. • Do your research. Before making any reservations, com- • Take a proactive approach. You can’t just wait for things pare prices widely. Check out fees that may not be obvious, like to happen – successful people make things happen. Create your airline fees for checking bags. Look on the Internet for deals and own opportunities by focusing on what you can control and not coupons, and don’t be afraid to try negotiating for a better rate. worrying about what’s beyond your reach. If you can’t reach the • BYO cocktails. If you plan to have a drink or two – it’s a CEO of the company you want to work for, for example, start vacation, right? – find a nearby grocery or party store and buy with someone you can contact and work your way up. your own ingredients instead of paying for drinks at the hotel bar • Don’t be afraid of failure. Most mistakes aren’t the end of or local tavern. everything. Put your ideas out there and give them a chance to • Plan some down time. An itinerary keeps you organized, succeed. If one crashes and burns, study it so you can learn what which can save money. But don’t pack your trip so full of stops happened. Maybe you just experienced bad luck – the wrong that you end up too rushed and exhausted to enjoy the experience. place at the wrong time – and your idea still has a good chance of Give yourself and your family an afternoon off now and then to achieving results. Or maybe you can adjust your approach to lie around the pool or go to a movie. improve your chances on the next attempt. 537079, N 39.537079, W ,-104.769176 N 39.537079, W ,-104.769176 IS A NEW CAR ON YOUR RADAR? BELLCO HAS GREAT LOANS. With incredible rates and low fees, Bellco has made it easier to find yourself in the car of your dreams. get a free car wash: Use Secret Word: “Green” at BELLCO.ORG Kipling & Progress [10058 W. Progress Ave.] Southpark Way [8001 Southpark Way] June 2011 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / www.southpark2-hoa.org Page 5 Pet Reminders: Slow Down!!! Leash and Excrement Removal Requirements There have been several reports of speeding vehicles Its that time of the year again when piles of dog feces begin to grow. through the community, particularly at the large curve on It is obvious that some pet owners are not cleaning up after their dogs. the north end of Long Drive. This curve has a major blind Probably one of the most concentrated areas of feces is along the south spot and with the addition of vehicles parked along the end of the community, along the reservoir, but there are many others too. street it makes it even more dangerous. With nice summer In some places it looks like a dog run. It is apparent that dogs are being days there are many walkers and children playing outside. allowed to run at large and the waste is not being cleaned up by the owner. Please be careful, obey the speed limit and use common There are other areas as well. All pet owners are advised that the City of sense when driving through our heavily populated Littleton has a leash law and waste removal ordinance. In addition, the residential community. Association also has rules governing these same ordinances. Efforts to reduce the unsightly, smelly and unhealthy problem rests with all residents. For the most expedient action, residents are urged to How To Lead A Purposeful Life contact and file a complaint with the City of Littleton Animal Control at The most successful people are those who have a 303-794-1551 when they observe pet owners that do not pick-up after strong sense of purpose at work – and in life. So how do their pet and/or allow them to run at large. you find your own unique purpose? Try this exercise: Another option is to file a written and signed complaint (photo’s are • Identify what you do best. Look at your current job helpful too) with the Association. However, the process can take as much and your previous jobs, as well as activities outside as 75 days before penalties can be imposed. The complainant must pro- work. Focus on what you do well, but don’t ignore vide the date, time, location, description of the dog, alleged violation and what you enjoy – usually we’re good at tasks we like, address of where the dog owner resides. The Association will follow-up and vice versa. with the pet owner with a 1st and if necessary 2nd written warning letter. • Focus on helping others. Ask yourself what you enjoy If the issue is not rectified after these letters, the pet owner may be sum- doing that helps other people. That’s usually more moned to a hearing before the Board of Directors and could be assessed fulfilling than just earning a paycheck, and more a fine(s) for violation of the rules and regulations. The complainant will valuable to employers and clients as well. be required to attend said hearing to provide eye witness testimony. Combine those two elements – what you do best, and To those responsible pet owners, the Association, landscape company, what benefits other people most – and you’ll have a good your neighbors and particularly children, thank you for picking up after idea of how to start moving toward a life that’s based on your pet(s). purpose. *** IS YOUR HOME’S ELECTRICAL SAFE? *** HOMEOWNER AWARENESS = YOUR FAMILIES SAFETY! Do you know that your neighborhood was built during an era that used electrical panels and breakers that were soon thereafter recalled? F.P.E. (Federal Pacific Electric) panels and breakers used during the construction of your neighborhood have been found to be faulty and extremely dangerous. Is your home currently supplied by F.P.E. panels and breakers? If so, Delmark Electric urges you to further your knowledge on the history of this defective product by simply searching “F.P.E. recall” in your search engine. There you will find hundreds of documentations on the hazards presented by these defective products. You may also use the following link to gain further knowledge of the hazards presented by F.P.E. electrical products: www.codecheck.com/cc/pdf/electrical/FPE_Article_Nov2003.pdf Delmark Electric is offering a special rate for replacement of these panels and breakers specifically for you and your community! This summer’s special includes: Complete replacement of your electrical panel and breakers, replacement of your main meter housing, updating of the grounding system protecting your home, as well as a scheduled meter release with Excel Energy and a permit with the city of Littleton. Standard pricing is $1,800 – $2,000. This summer’s special incentive price is listed at $1,500. That is a savings between $300 and $500! All of which comes with a FREE 5-star home safety inspection and a 2-year warranty on all work, panels and breakers installed! (No other discounts or coupons can be included with our special summer promotion). Delmark Electric is fully licensed and insured and currently celebrating our 25th anniversary! Visit our website at DenverElectricalHelp.com today! Scheduling a service visit is quick, easy and secure. On all other service requests, receive a Or you can always call our office at 303-922-8811. 15% discount with this advertisement. Christian Gilbert, Service Technician • Delmark Electric, Inc. 2125 S. Jason Street • Denver, CO 80223 Office 303-922-8811 • Cell 303-913-2343 • Fax 303-922-5281 Page 6 www.southpark2-hoa.org / SouthPark 2 TIMES / June 2011 South Suburban Parks and Rec Activities www.sspr.org Movie Night, Lone Tree Recreation Center Buck Blitz for Youth! Douglas H. Buck Recreation Center 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124, 303-708-3500 2004 W. Powers Ave. Littleton, CO 80120, 303-797-8787 Saturday, May 21, 5-8 p.m. at Lone Tree Recreation Center. Saturday, May 13 at Buck Recreation Center. In addition to Potty-trained children invited for pizza dinner, popcorn, animal themed activities and contests, swimming is available along with crackers and juice while watching movies. Supervised by trained DJ and dancing, basketball and other gym activities plus conces- child care staff. Ages 3-12, $20/$15 Resident. Pick up your loy- sions. This is a supervised, secure program. Ages 10-14, Fee: $8. alty card TODAY! Call 303-708-3518 for more information. Call 303-483-7036 for information. Rec & Rock for Youth! Lone Tree Recreation Center Big Cookie Blast, Douglas H. Buck Recreation Center 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124, 303-708-3500 2004 W. Powers Ave. Littleton, CO 80120, 303-797-8787 Saturday, May 14, 7-11 p.m. at Lone Tree Recreation Center. Tuesday, June 7, 12:30-2 p.m. at Buck Recreation Center. In addition to themed activities and contests, swimming is avail- Create and bake a one-of-a-kind big cookie to share with your able along with DJ and dancing, basketball and other gym activ- family. Enjoy a story and games while smelling the cookies bake. ities plus concessions. This is a supervised, secure program. Ages Ages 6-9. Fee: $15/$13 Resident. Call 303-730-4612 for more 10-14, Fee: $8. Call 303-483-7036 for information. information. High Line Canal Run 5k/10k – 30th Annual Goodson Recreation Center 6315 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121, 303-798-2476 Saturday, May 14; Start and finish lines in deKoevend Park near Goodson Recreation Center along the scenic High Line Canal Trail. All runners receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, juice, fruit and a goody bag. Before the race FREE pancake breakfast! Fee: $300 off 10% off $30, Race Day: $35. Call 303-483-7036 for information. Exterior or Interior Painting Package at Centennial Spring Fling, Goodson Recreation Center American family owned. Tan Time 6315 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121, 303-798-2476 15 years in business. Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission and activities 303-973-5700 10% discount for cash. 8996 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton for the general public are FREE, deKoevend Park at the Goodson Must present coupon. Recreation Center, The event is designed as a hands-on interac- Workmans Comp & Liability Insurance tive festival for children of all ages. Call 303-483-7061 for more information. Need to Update Your Will? Rec & Rock for Youth! Goodson Recreation Center 6315 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121, 303-798-2476 We specialize in wills and trusts, Saturday, May 21, 7-11 p.m. at Goodson Recreation Center. estate planning and probate. In addition to themed activities and contests, swimming is avail- Free initial consultation. able along with DJ and dancing, basketball and other gym activ- Evening and Saturday appointments available. ities plus concessions. This is a supervised, secure program. Ages Call 303-794-5901 10-14, Fee: $8. Call 303-483-7036 for information. Buck-A-Roo Ice Skating, South Suburban Ice Arena Patrick M. Plank, Attorney at Law 6580 S. Vine St, Centennial, CO 80121 26 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 420 Sunday, May 15, 1-3 p.m., South Suburban Ice Arena, 6580 S. Littleton, CO 80120 www.denverwills.com $1 public admission, $1 skate rental and $1 www.denverwills.com Vine St. Glide on in for some cool fun for the whole family with hot dogs. Call 303- 798-7881 for information. Climbing Class, Family Sports Center 6901 S Peoria St, Centennial, CO 80112, 303-708-9500 N Monday, May 16 at Family Sports Center. Youth learn basic rock climbing and practice skills on the indoor climbing wall. This 1-hour class offers a hands-on approach to rock climbing basics, skills, and safety. 4-5 p.m. Fee: $25 ($20 Residents). For more information call 303-708-9500 x217 Summer Fun Pass Great Buy! A special South Suburban Parks and Rec Summer Fun Pass www.denverwills.com for youth, 2-17 years, who live within South Suburban bound- aries, provides unlimited play all summer, from May 28 through September 5, at four recreation centers and four outdoor pools for only $110. Economical pricing is also available for adults, senior citizens 65+, and households. Contact Registration Office for more information, 303-347-5999. June 2011 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / www.southpark2-hoa.org Page 7 Lengthen Your Life With Lifestyle Changes First Day of Summer – Ready to Celebrate? Nobody lives forever, but most of us hope to reach a ripe old Summer begins in 2011 on June 21 with the summer solstice, age and remain active and healthy throughout our lives. Here are the day when the Earth’s axis tilts our northern hemisphere most some basic tips for keeping your mind and body in good shape for prominently toward the sun. (In the southern hemisphere, the a long life: summer solstice will occur on December 22, 2011.) On this day, • Stop smoking. OK, this is obvious. But your chances of the sun will reach its highest point in the sky, and afterward the living for a long time are much better if you don’t smoke – or if daylight hours will grow shorter. you quit. The solstice has been a time of celebration and ritual in cul- • Don’t stop working. Retirement can be risky, especially tures around the world throughout history. At Stonehenge, a visi- if you just quit and spend your days sitting on the sofa. Keep tor standing in the center of the stone circle can see the sun rising working in some capacity by volunteering or working part-time. directly over the Heel Stone, located just outside the ring of Or have a plan for staying active after your retirement party ends. stones. The Egyptian Great Pyramids were built in such a way • Keep flossing. Flossing every day can prevent bacteria in that an observer standing near the Sphinx can watch the sun set the mouth from growing and then moving to your bloodstream, directly between two of the Pyramids. Celts and Slavs celebrated where it can cause inflammation and hardening of the arteries, the event with bonfires and dancing to help the sun increase its which contributes to heart disease. strengths. The Native American Hopi tribe had males dress as • Sleep just the right amount. We need at least six hours dancing spirits of rain and fertility known as Kachinas; the of sleep per night for optimum physical and mental health. Less Kachinas were messengers between humanity and the gods who than that – or even more, some doctors say – can be detrimental. left the villages at midsummer to live in the mountains, where In one study of women ages 50 to 81, mortality over 14 years was they were said to visit the dead. higher among subjects who reported sleeping less than five hours The ancient Druids’ belief that the solstice represented the per night, or more than 6.5 hours. wedding of heaven and Earth is responsible for the tradition of • Eat the right foods. Avoid saturated fats, eat lots of fiber brides planning a lucky June wedding. (especially for breakfast), and try to get your vitamins from foods instead of relying on supplements. • Pay attention to your health. Stressing about every ache National Fishing & Boating Week, June 4-12 and pain isn’t necessarily productive, but an extreme “Don’t Head out to the water for this national celebration of fishing worry, be happy” attitude about your body can be risky as well. and boating coordinated by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Take your health seriously, and don’t ignore the warning signs of Foundation (scheduled for most states’ free fishing days, which trouble. allow the public to fish without a license). What's the key to selling a home in SouthPark? You have to sell the neighborhood first. The key to selling a home in SouthPark is simple: you must sell the neighborhood first. We know about SouthPark's unparalled quality of life ... the quiet beauty, world-class schools, incredible amenties and our unbeatable location. Here's the problem ... most buyers and realtors do not, so it's my job to "inform" them. I can "sell" this neighborhood better than anyone for one reason: I live here, too. If you're considering making a move, call me first. You'll have everything to gain. Julie Montgomery (303) 906-3150 email@example.com www.jmontgomery.com Page 8 www.southpark2-hoa.org / SouthPark 2 TIMES / June 2011 FREE Hershey Track & Field Meet Friday, June 10, registration begins at 8:45 a.m. at Euclid Middle School track, 777 W Euclid Ave. in Littleton. Participate in up to three events of your choice: running events like the 50- meter dash and the 800-meter run, plus field events like the soft- ball throw and the long jump. Photocopy of child’s birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Age as of December 31, 2011 determines eligibility. Ages 9-14, FREE event is a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. Go to www.hersheystrackandfield.com or call the South Suburban Athletics Office at 303-798-7515. We can design your ad for you! Call us to ask about our reasonable rates! Kids Play FREE Golf • Business Cards • Newsletter design & publications All 4 golf courses in South Suburban Parks and Rec offer free golf for youth 18 and under all summer on Saturdays and • Advertisements for businesses, Hoa’s, Sundays at 5 p.m. at Littleton Golf (303-794-5838) and Family • Flyers & other organizations Sports Golf (303-649-1115) Courses, and at 6 p.m. at South Suburban Golf (303-770-5500) and Lone Tree Golf (303-799- 9940) Courses. Reservations can be made up to three days in We also do black and white printing. advance. See www.sspr.org for details or call golf courses. White or Pastel vs. Astrobrite 1-500 501-999 1000+ 1 side 6.5¢ / 7.5¢ 5.5¢ / 6.5¢ 4.5¢ / 5.5¢ 2 sides 10.0¢ / 10.5¢ 9.0¢ / 9.5¢ 8.0¢ / 8.5¢ Multi-Sport & Splash Camp Mon-Fri, June 13-17, 1-4 p.m., South Suburban Parks and Rec. C olorado 303-979-7499 Each day at Buck, Goodson and Lone Tree Recreation Centers L asertype www.ColoradoLasertype.com includes fun drills and games to teach basic sport fundamentals such as kicking, throwing, catching, cooperation and teamwork. The other half is spent cooling off in the exciting leisure pool. Giveaway included. Ages 5-9, Fee: $109/$90 Resident. Call the JD’s Handyman Athletics Office at 303-798-7515 for information. & Maintenance Service — Minutes from Your Door — “Take care of your body. 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Leawood Resident • Referrals Available 303-979-7499 303-806-0498 • c: 303-549-4655 Visit our website for advertising information, ad rates, a map of the HOA newsletters we publish and details about our graphic design services. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ColoradoLasertype.com June 2011 / SouthPark 2 TIMES / www.southpark2-hoa.org Page 9 Computer problems? Need wireless? Just CLASSIFIEDS a question? No minimum charge. Free Classified ads are $2.95/line for 2011. Contact Colorado Lasertype at 303-979-7499 or getinfo@colorado lasertype.com to place an ad. To view our display ad prices, visit our website at www.coloradolasertype. consultation. 10+ yrs IT exper. SP resident com. The deadline for placing a classified or display ad is the 15th of the month for the next month’s issue since ‘98. Brock Talbert 303-217-0832. (i.e., 15th of Sept. for Oct. issue), except the January issue, which has a deadline of December 6th. Aminals Pet Sitting Service: Pet sitting Courtesy Garage Door Service. 303-791- Happy Tailz Pet Sitting- 14 yr. SouthPark (in your home). Bonded & ins. Refs. avail. 8619. Springs replaced 7 days a week resident will take care of your pets while Call Nancy at 303-335-6237 between 8-5 same price. References avail. you’re away. Bonded & ins. SouthPark refs. Mike the Plumber - Your reliable neighbor- Jeri, 303-437-5526 FIRE SAFETY CHECK: LOCAL South hood plumber for 14 yrs. Competitive rates. Park Resident will change smoke alarm bat- GUITAR LESSONS - Southpark location. Free estimate. 720-422-8139 teries free and preform a free fire safety Great with kids - 25 years experience, ref. Tom’s Top Notch Painting - int./ext., dry- check. 40 years experience please call (303) Smitty 303-738-8442. wall repairs. Tom Martino approved, 5% 210-2006 to set up your appointment time. Small Paint Jobs Only 720-331-7032 disc. for Littleton residents 303-523-2941. J & R Services. I will run your errands, Crystal Window & Blind Cleaning! Hassle-Free Home Sales! Want to sell house sit, petsit. Do you need a ride? Just let Chandeliers & mirrors. Refs, 20 yrs exp. your home but can't afford costly upgrades me know how I can help! Jean 720-270-2202. Feel good with clean windows. Call NOW- or repairs? No problem ... just sell it “as is.” Housecleaning. Exper. dependable w/ great avoid the rush! Bill & Jerry 303-922-4655 High demand for homes in your neighbor- refs. Call Gigi to sched. an est. 303-523-0792 hood! Call Julie Montgomery, RE/MAX HANDYMAN in your area, Bill 303-740- Oil Painting Classes by proffessional artist. 8035 or 303-908-9695 Masters, Inc., 303-906-3150 today!! K. Witherspoon. Kaywitherspoon.com 303- A+ Home Improvement Services. Pro- Highlands Pride Painting- 303-738-9203 588-0581. email@example.com painting (ext. & int.), gutter & trim replace- QuickBooks Troubleshooter 720-383-4782 ment & stucco. No job too small - we do it QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATT/BOX SET. Brand new in plastic. Retails $529, asking PARTYLITE CANDLES & Accessories. all! Basement & bath remodels, drywall $265. Also, NEW KING SIZE pillowtop set. Contact Jan at 303-979-3880 or repairs/texturing, decks, fencing, carpen- Retails $699, asking $385. 303-742-4860. www.partylite.biz/janderby try, doors, plumbing, electrical, tiles, car- peting & hrdwd flooring. BBB Member. Drywall & Basement Finishing Services. House cleaning. 303-797-7865 or 720- Call A+ for fast, professional service every 26 years experience. Gary 303-829-6363 984-4047. time. Steve, 303-979-7858. Major credit Carpet, hardwood, slate, tile- Installation, Summer air duct cleaning and chimney cards accepted. Refs., fully ins. & bonded. restretch & repairs. Bill at 303-794-1001 cleaning for your home. 720-299-7782. www.A-Plus-Home-Improvement.com National Candy Month Don’t go overboard for the whole month, but don’t deny your Coffee: Good For More Than Waking Up Early sweet tooth a little enjoyment in June. The best practice for good That cup of coffee that gets you going in the morning – or nutrition is to eat a healthy variety of foods each day and exercise keeps you energetic in the afternoon – may have some positive regularly. That should leave room for the occasional chocolate health benefits. Though no one is recommending massive doses bar or cookie in your diet. of caffeine, coffee in moderation may be good for more than just keeping you awake and alert. Here’s a look at some of the research: • Gallstones. Some scientists believe that drinking coffee National Tire Safety Week, June 5-11 may reduce a person’s risk of developing gallstones by More than 900 million tires travel U.S. roads on cars and light stimulating gallbladder contractions and lowering concen- trucks every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety trations of cholesterol in bile. Administration estimates that 600 deaths every year are caused • Kidney stones. Studies have suggested that coffee con- by underinflated tires, and it recommends a visual inspection sumption (caffeinated or decaf) cuts a person’s chances of and pressure check of all tires once a month and before every developing kidney stones by as much as 10 percent. long trip. • Diabetes. Research involving more than 450,000 patients indicates that drinking four cups of coffee or tea a day may reduce one’s risk for Type 2 diabetes by 25-35 percent. Teen Services • Parkinson’s Disease. Men who don’t drink coffee are To add your teen’s name, please email Colorado Lasertype at getinfo@colorado apparently five times as likely to develop Parkinson’s lasertype.com and leave the following information: the neighborhood you live in, your age, phone number and the categories you would like included. Disease as those who consume lots of coffee—though the Categories: (B) Baby-sitting; (*) Red Cross Cert for CPR; (L) Lawn care; link between coffee and Parkinson’s hasn’t been definite- (S) Snow removal; (P) Pet & House sitting. No recommendation or endorsement of any of ly established. Studies with women have been inconclu- the names on this list is implied or stated by the homeowners association board or Colorado Lasertype. sive. Savionne D. 13 B 720-283-4282 Just don’t go overboard. Doctors recommend drinking no Audrey M. 16 B*/P 303-960-8300 more than 24 ounces of coffee a day. That’s four 6-oz. cups. Emily M. 14 B*/P 303-960-8300 SOUTHPARK TWO PRSRT STD Colorado Lasertype U.S. POSTAGE PAID 7142 W. Morraine Dr. LITTLETON, CO Littleton, CO 80128 PERMIT NO. 481 303-979-7499 firstname.lastname@example.org Page 10 www.southpark2-hoa.org / SouthPark 2 TIMES / June 2011 Take Care Of Your Skin In The Sun What Your Father Told You Is Still True Summer means warm weather and sunshine. As enjoyable as that may be, On Father’s Day, we remember those words of wis- sunshine means increased risk of skin damage due to overexposure. Protect dom that Dad passed down to us – whether we listened yourself from harmful rays this summer with this common-sense advice: to him or not. Here’s a collection of some fatherly • Choose your times. When possible, limit your exposure to the sun advice from a variety of sources: between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. • Dress appropriately. Wear loose, light clothing covering your body On money: “The people that make a lot of money as much as possible, along with a broad-brimmed hat to protect your are the ones that don’t spend their time stressing face and neck. about money.” • Check your medications. Antibiotics and other medications can On marriage: “Create a marriage that lasts because increase your sensitivity to sunlight. Talk to your doctor about how it is a happy one.” best to take care of yourself on bright days. On intelligence: “Use that thing on your shoulders • Drink lots of water. Avoid overheating by staying hydrated during for something other than a hat rack!” hot weather. On pouting: “If you stick that lip out any further, a • Use sunscreen liberally. Your best line of defense is a broad-spec- bird will come along and poop on it!” trum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply every On problems: “If you don’t want the hole to get any four hours, or more often if you go swimming or sweat a lot. deeper, stop digging!” • Examine yourself. Regularly check your body and skin for any On life: “Appreciate scenery, art work, and a rainy strange or irregular growths that might be caused by sun exposure. Sunday. And always keep your gas tank full.” SOUTHPARK REAL ESTATE NEWS SouthPark Real Estate Update for June 2011 Terry Jenni GRI, CRS SouthPark Single Family Homes YOUR SOUTHPARK For Sale Up to $400,000 $400,000–$475,000 $475,000–Plus 2 0 0 REAL ESTATE EXPERT Under Contract Total Sold 2011 1 2 0 0 0 0 Direct: 303-794-6932 Total Sold 2008/09/10 16/7/5 2/0/1 1/0/0 SouthPark Townhomes Up to $200,000 $200,000–$250,000 $250,000–Plus For Sale 3 3 2 Under Contract 0 3 0 Total Sold 2011 3 5 0 www.terryjenni.com Total Sold 2008/09/10 9/9/10 19/14/18 8/8/5 The information is based on MLS May 15, 2011. Not all of the properties were listed and/or sold by Terry Jenni, Metro Brokers. “WHAT SETS TERRY APART” • Licensed Realtor by the State of Colorado, License #40012199 GO TO TERRYJENNI.COM FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE INFORMATION! • Member of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association • Current inventory of SouthPark single family homes • Certified Residential Specialist and town homes for sale. • Home Valuation • Living in and selling SouthPark Community since 1989 • Mortgage Calculator • Business Degree from the University of Denver • Free Home Search • Member of The Colorado Association of Realtors Thank you SouthPark Home Owners for your support! Call Terry for honest, Professional Real Estate Service. Terry Jenni CRS Metro Brokers Realty Innovations 303-794-6932 303-794-6932 • TerryJenni@msn.com
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