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At the end of our life, what matters more than how charitable we have been throughout our life

When we are remembered at the end of our lives, what do we want people to say? I think about this quite a bit and have interested to hear what others think. Early in my life I wanted to make a ton of money and was focused on being a success in the business world. As I've gotten older, I have realized that family and leaving an appropriate legacy are what matter most to me. I think it is so...

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When we are remembered at the end of our lives, what do we want people to say? I think about this quite a bit and have interested to hear what others think. Early in my life I wanted to make a ton of money and was focused on being a success in the business world. As I've gotten older, I have realized that family and leaving an appropriate legacy are what matter most to me. I think it is so important to raise up great children that become productive members of society. The best way to raise children is by example. The way that we live as parents is likely what they will become. I am convinced that philanthropy and helping others is the key to living a successful life.

I am Ryan Van Wagenen and originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and now spend a great deal of time in Denver, Colorado. I have lived my whole life in Utah and Colorado and love the people in these regions.

Feb 13

Danger Zones - Driving in Colorado

Fatal crashes may have one cause or multiple contributing factors. The number of drivers in Colorado involved in deadly accidents while using alcohol or drugs has steadily increased in recent years. Even so, careless/inattentive driving is the leading contributing factor among drivers in fatal crashes.

Recognizing the growing problem of distracted driving, federal transportation researchers in 2012 started categorizing Careless/Inattentive Driving as a separate contributing factor. For more information and patterns over the last seven years check out the interactive map here: knowledgeinitiative.org/interactive-crash-map

    Interactive Crash Map - Deadly Colorado Drivers
    Have you ever wondered where the most drunk driving accidents occur in Colorado? How about the roads where you might be more likely to encounter dangerous distracted drivers? The map above makes it easy for you to see the Danger Zones in Colorado by tracking reports of fatal crashes related to alcohol, drugs and distracted driving.
    https://www.sawayalaw.com

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Feb 06

Ten Anticipated Bar and Restaurant Openings This Spring

2700 East Sixth Avenue

This article has 9 other Denver locations (Show)

1023 Walnut Street, Boulder

1280 25th Street (inside the Ramble Hotel)

3977 Tennyson Street

...location of one of Denver's coolest, creamiest ice cream shops, after the original at 215 South Holly Street and the counter inside the Denver Central Market (2669 Larimer Street). Co-owner Erika Thomas...

...the original at 215 South Holly Street and the counter inside the Denver Central Market (2669 Larimer Street). Co-owner Erika Thomas says she and partner Chad Stutz are aiming for an early...

1800 Wazee Street

1260 25th Street

3963 Tennyson Street

...West 38th Avenue last August, the same month that its sister restaurant, Wayward, opened at 1610 Little Raven Street. But partners Chad Michael George, Kade Gianinetti and Jared Schwartz weren't through with their...

    Ten Anticipated Bar and Restaurant Openings This Spring
    Last month, we brought you a list of anticipated openings for the beginning of 2018. So far, Bang Up to the Elephant, Chubby Cattle, Haykin Family Cider and Julep have all opened their doors, with several others slotted to open in February. But beyond those, more bars and restaurants are...
    http://www.westword.com

Feb 06

Emmet Cahill concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Emmet Cahill, award-winning Irish tenor and a lead singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will perform a concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Denver on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.  Emmet is 27 years old, hails from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and is considered to be one of Ireland's most exciting young performers. Congress Park residents can get a 10% discount for tickets.

    Emmet Cahill concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church
    Emmet Cahill, award-winning Irish tenor and a lead singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will perform a concert at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Denver on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. Emmet is 27 years old, hails from Mullingar, Co.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Feb 03

  • Bromwell Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    I'm writing this review after a few friends have asked my current thoughts about the school, especially considering some negative perceptions and concerns about Bromwell over the past 5-10 years. This is our third year at Bromwell, and our children happily go to school, enjoy being there, and are progressing socially as well as academically. The staff is creative, enthusiastic, and communicative, while being open to suggestions, support, and requests. The after-school enrichment opportunities are endless, and specials included in each day insure that our children can pursue and grow interests outside of your typical academics. I also believe the elementary education is a particularly important time for social and emotional growth, and I'm happy with the support and progress made in these areas as well. I definitely recommend Bromwell as a solid place for your child's all-around education.

    Bromwell Elementary School (2500 E. 4th Ave.) Published on GreatSchools February 2, 2018 Comment

Feb 01

Congratulations To Our Congress Park Green Team

A big shout out to our Congress Park Neighbors Green Team! They were awarded a very prestigious award from Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation at their Annual Award Dinner. The award was the Neighborhood Excellence award and was the first given for "continuing commitment to bettering the environment"

    Congratulations To Our Congress Park Green Team
    A big shout out to our Congress Park Neighbors Green Team! They were awarded a very prestigious award from Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation at their Annual Award Dinner. The award was the Neighborhood Excellence award and was the first given for "continuing commitment to bettering the environment" Read more → The Green Team is excited to present a neighborhood-wide "Climate Action Forum" on Oct 6&7, 2017.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 31

February Congress Park Neighbors Meeting

Congress Park Neighbors Meeting February 21 2018  7:00 - 8:30 @ Reach School 940 Fillmore Street, Denver CO 80206 Agenda still firming up BUT this definitely will be discussed

    February Congress Park Neighbors Meeting
    Congress Park Neighbors Meeting February 21 2018 7:00 - 8:30 @ Reach School 940 Fillmore Street, Denver CO 80206 Agenda still firming up BUT this definitely will be discussed Eddie Hernandez, Denver Water - Main Replacement Project on Milwaukee Street from 6th - 13th Avenue Read more → Historic designation is one method of ensuring that changes to a neighborhood occur thoughtfully, preserving the fabric of a neighborhood that people love - homes with history, vital dwellings that preserve the past - while acknowledging modern lifestyles.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 30

Jan 19

Wayne New Newsletter Jan 2018

District 10 Priorities

    Wayne New Newsletter Jan 2018
    In 2018, I will be focusing my efforts on the following priorities to enhance and improve our district: Traffic Calming, Traffic Light Evaluation, and Speed Limit Reductions - Implementing traffic improvements and speed limit study findings in key residential areas. Pedestrian Safety - Improve intersection crosswalk markings to give greater visibility and protection for pedestrians at busy neighborhood intersections.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 18

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Rules and Regulations City and County of Denver Board of Public Health and Environment

PRIVATE OFF-LEASH DOG ENCLOSURES The hearing will be held at the meeting of the Board of Public Health and Environment (BPHE) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Permit Center/Elections Building, located at 200 W. 14th Avenue, Suite 200, 2nd Floor in the Grand Mesa Conference Room. Any change to the meeting location will be posted prior to the meeting on the BPHE website (www.denvergov.org/BPHE).

    Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Rules and Regulations City and County of Denver Board of Public Health and Environment
    All interested parties are hereby given notice that the City and County of Denver, the Board of Public Health and Environment, will hold a public rule-making hearing to consider rules and regulations governing PRIVATE OFF-LEASH DOG ENCLOSURES The hearing will be held at the meeting of the Board of Public Health and Environment (BPHE) at 5:30 p.m.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Jan 18

  • Traffic Accident

Jan 09

Historic Overlays

Historic designation is one method of ensuring that changes to a neighborhood occur thoughtfully, preserving the fabric of a neighborhood that people love — homes with history, vital dwellings that preserve the past — while acknowledging modern lifestyles. Navigating the ins and outs of the designation process and what it means for your property, however, can be a difficult task. We’ve created a Historic Designation FAQ guide, which answers many of the questions we commonly receive from property owners.

    Congress Park Neighbors, Inc
    When Denver updated the city zoning code in 2010 it included a new tool, the Conservation District. Conservation District are different than historic districts because they do not regulate demolition of historic structures and do not require design review of modifications. However, conservation districts can create special zoning that supports the character of a neighborhood.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

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Dec 24

Opportunity For Active Seniors

MY Denver PRIME! MY Denver PRIME makes the city’s recreation centers and pools, including drop-in fitness classes and clubs, more accessible for Denver residents ages 60+.  MY Denver PRIME provides Denver residents ages 60+ with FREE access to all the city’s recreation centers and pools, including drop-in fitness classes and clubs. Learn more about the activities and classes offered by DPR’s Active Older Adults division.

    Opportunity For Active Seniors
    MY Denver PRIME! MY Denver PRIME provides Denver residents ages 60+ with FREE access to all the city's recreation centers and pools, including drop-in fitness classes and clubs. Learn more about the activities and classes offered by DPR's Active Older Adults division.
    https://www.congressparkneighbors.org

Dec 23

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