May 11

Hi Neighbors ☺

New here, looking around...just trying to see what all is going on the neighborhood, whether good or bad. 🤔

May 07

Sundial Reconstruction Update

In the next few days, it is anticipated that workers will begin to tap the water line that runs along the vacated Cherry Street, at the easternmost edge of the park, just in front of the homes facing the park. Running a water line from this point to the Sundial Terrace will allow a working water fountain to be a part of the reconstructed Sundial Terrace. This new water line will meet safe drinking water standards. Workers have begun laying stone – particularly on the western steps and the west facing wall – stop by and peek through the construction fence to see the progress. With the mild winter weather, the construction has moved along a bit ahead of schedule. Completion is expected in early fall. Soon, work will also commence on the separate sidewalk project – this will allow safer connectivity to the rest of the neighborhood, with new sidewalk running along First Avenue from the existing sidewalk at Cherry Street west to Bellaire Street. A sidewalk will also be placed from First Avenue to the Sundial Terrace, along Belo Horizonte. There will not be a sidewalk from the Terrace to Third Avenue.

    Sundial Reconstruction Update * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    In the next few days, it is anticipated that workers will begin to tap the water line that runs along the vacated Cherry Street, at the easternmost edge of the park, just in front of the homes facing the park. Running a water line from this point to the Sundial Terrace will allow a working ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

May 07

Town Hall Meeting with Lois Court and Chris Hansen

State Senator Lois Court and State Representative Chris Hansen will hold a Town Hall Meeting at Four Mile House, 715 S. Forest St. on May 12, 2018 from 10 am to 11 am.

    Town Hall Meeting with Lois Court and Chris Hansen * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    State Senator Lois Court and State Representative Chris Hansen will hold a Town Hall Meeting at Four Mile House, 715 S. Forest St. on May 12, 2018 from 10 am to 11 am.
    http://denverhilltop.com

May 07

Summer Watering Rules

Summer watering rules are in effect May 1 to Oct. 1.  Here are a few tips and reminders from Denver Water:

    Summer Watering Rules * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Summer watering rules are in effect May 1 to Oct. 1. Here are a few tips and reminders from Denver Water: Water during cooler times of the day - lawn watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Water no more than three days per week.
    http://denverhilltop.com

May 07

Save the Date — for the new Hilltop Summer Movie Nights!

The Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association is pleased to present a fun, new event for  neighborhood families this summer!  Once a month in June, July and August on Thursday evening, Robinson Park becomes an outdoor movie theatre featuring entertainment for the whole family.  We are grateful to Stephanie Lepard for her generous sponsorship which makes this exciting, new family event possible and to  neighbor and talented graphic designer, Jenn Goodrich.

    Save the Date --- for the new Hilltop Summer Movie Nights! * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    The Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association is pleased to present a fun, new event for neighborhood families this summer! Once a month in June, July and August on Thursday evening, Robinson Park becomes an outdoor movie theatre featuring entertainment for the whole family. We are grateful to Stephanie Lepard for her generous sponsorship which makes this ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

May 07

2018 Great Denver Cleanup Dates

The Great Denver Cleanup is an annual citywide event offering free drop sites for hard-to-recycle items, large household junk and yard waste.  Held this year on Saturday, June 9th from 9 AM – 2 PM.  Closest Free Drop Off site for our neighborhood is the Cherry Creek Transfer Station at 7301 E. Jewell Ave.  Learn more about what items are accepted or not here.

    2018 Great Denver Cleanup Dates * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    The Great Denver Cleanup is an annual citywide event offering free drop sites for hard-to-recycle items, large household junk and yard waste. Held this year on Saturday, June 9th from 9 AM - 2 PM. Closest Free Drop Off site for our neighborhood is the Cherry Creek Transfer Station at 7301 E.
    http://denverhilltop.com

May 07

City Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale Saturday May 5th

Got a green thumb? On Saturday, May 5, Denver residents can take advantage of one day to get two great products for their gardens! Denver Public Works will hold its annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Denver residents can load up on free mulch and buy compost at a significantly discounted price, while supplies last at Havana Nursery (10450 Smith Road).

    City Mulch Giveaway & Compost Sale Saturday May 5th * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Got a green thumb? On Saturday, May 5, Denver residents can take advantage of one day to get two great products for their gardens! Denver Public Works will hold its annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Denver residents can load up on free mulch and buy compost at a significantly discounted price, ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

Apr 25

Cranmer Park Community Picnic – Save the Date!

Join us at Cranmer Park for a good old fashioned Independence Day picnic on Monday, July 2nd from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.

    Cranmer Park Community Picnic - Save the Date!
    Join us at Cranmer Park for a good old fashioned Independence Day picnic on Monday, July 2nd from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.
    http://denverhilltop.com

Apr 15

Town Hall Meeting 4/19 Hosted by Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman

Councilwoman Susman will host a town hall to provide a brief update on activities in the district on Thursday,  April 19 from 6-8pm. She will have guests from Community Planning and Development to talk about the East Area Plan and Blueprint Denver. The event will be held on the 9+CO site and Frank Cannon from Continuum Partners will also be on hand to give an update on the 9th and Colorado redevelopment project. Plan to park on the lower levels of the parking garage located at 11th Ave and Colorado Blvd. Enter the garage from 11th Ave. Once inside the parking garage you may use the elevators at the southwest corner to come down to the ground level and walk across the north plaza to the entrance of the 9th and Colorado Development Office. There will be signs posted to guide the way. Light refreshments will be served.

    Town Hall Meeting 4/19 Hosted by Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman
    Councilwoman Susman will host a town hall to provide a brief update on activities in the district on Thursday, April 19 from 6-8pm. She will have guests from Community Planning and Development to talk about the East Area Plan and Blueprint Denver.
    http://denverhilltop.com

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Mar 23

  • Carson Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    I could not disagree with the two most recent reviews more. There is a small, but vocal, minority who have been disastisfied with recent decisions that the school has made. As a parent, I can see that the school is making these decisions with the best interest of the students in mind. The angry reviews as of recent, are based around the fact that the school is losing its librarian. With the best of intentions, this small minority of parents has tried to save the librarian's job. When they weren't able to do that due to aggressive budget cuts at the state-level (i.e. not a decision that the staff/admin wanted to make), these parents were upset (understandably so). However, this minority of parents have created a really unsettling and negative environment that they are trying to spread through to others in the community. I wholeheartedly believe the principal when she says that everything she does is with the best of intentions for children. I have never seen a school with such dedication to not only creating the best possible academic and emotional environment for its students, but as well as the staff. The current administration has been working in education for over 20 years with their combined experience and, as a parent, I feel blessed to be able to afford to live in a community with this wonderful of a staff, this encouraging of an environment, and this knowledgeable of an administration.

    Carson Elementary School (5420 East 1st Avenue) Published on GreatSchools March 22, 2018 Comment

Mar 22

  • Carson Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Carson was a wonderful school the first couple years my children attended. There are many excellent teachers. We moved into the (pricey) neighborhood so that we could be in the school boundary. Unfortunately, the new Principal has created a very negative, elitist environment, with a small group of her friends and supporters involved in the major decisions. There have been some poor choices made without the majority of parental or community feedback. This appears to be because the Admin does not care have others question decisions, lest they be held accountable. For example, since the arrival of the new principal, HGT and ECE have been eliminated, good teachers are leaving or being pushed out when they voice differing opinions under the guise of budget decisions, there is a shift from FT Teachers towards para-professionals, and there is very little proactive communication or visibility into anything; from budgeting to safety. In meetings the Principal has indicated that she does not want parents to ask questions or voice their opinions. The most recent controversial issue is the lack of communication about the new bell schedule, (early release Friday's at 1:15pm) which has been approved by DPS already with essentially NO parental or community feedback. The process that the Administration choose to take was unacceptable in that they sought approval prior to having feedback and data from the community. This places a burden on families who have 2 working parents; extends the school day for children by 30 minutes the rest of the days. I am concerned that my children's learning will suffer due them being overworked/stressed. Not to mention the fact that many in this school already remove their kids early on Friday's; what happens when a significant portion of the class is absent on a regular basis? Friday early release is being justified by indicating that teachers need more time to plan and meet. Friday afternoons are the likely not the best time for this - teachers are tired. Admin is making a poor decision at the expense of the students without communicating or looking for an alternate solution. I will likely be removing my children from Carson next year to attend school where EXPERIENCED Admin prioritizes learning and safety over ratings, and focuses on working and engaging WITH parents. Carson is at great risk of becoming sub-par. DPS, please listen.

    Carson Elementary School (5420 East 1st Avenue) Published on GreatSchools March 20, 2018 Comment

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