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Offered by Sensei Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club

Little 3 year old Rebecca was leaving with her mom after her Karate class, when I came over and said to her: “Rebecca, you did very well in class today, I’m proud of how much you have improved!” While Rebecca smiled, mom looked at her and said: “Rebecca, what do you say?” She turned to me bright eyed and said, “Thank you Sensei!”

I have the pleasure of four year-old Evelyn, who tells me that she wants to be a black belt some day because I am a black belt and “girls can be black belts too!” I beam at the fact that Elizabeth finally worked up the courage to stick up for her friend at school. I love five year-old Zachary’s “serious face” that can’t help but make me smile because I know he is focused and ready to learn every single time he’s here.

Even better are those moments when a parent takes the time to thank me. When a parent has seen tremendous growth in their child since starting Karate and tells me, “Thank you for bringing my kid out of his shell. I’ve never seen him more excited and motivated over anything in his life!” Well, there’s simply nothing more rewarding than hearing that.

But the best part of my job is when one of those tiny students I taught when they were just three years old, show up in my own class training alongside of me. She is the reason I do what I do. As we bow to each other in class, I note how extremely proud I am of her growth and maturity. She came through the ranks, battling through the tough times, and never gave up. Now this once three year-old girl who used to grin at me with a face full of sunshine, is training to be a future instructor herself. There is little in life that can bring me more joy.

Life is about building others up until they have no choice but to start building up others, having been so filled themselves. The “thank you” from the parent, the countless success stories, and the feeling that I’ve made a difference makes life worthwhile. I encourage you to pursue your own internal happiness so that others too can share in your joy.

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Offered by Barbara Tyndall McCubbin LPC, Aspire Enrichment Center

Have I got something exciting to share with you! Are you tired of the same old? Are you needing something to balance out self-care with your busy life? Aspire Enrichment Center is an eclectic center for self-enhancement and growth incorporating counseling/coaching techniques; meditation to calm, center and de-stress; martial arts instruction to improve self-confidence and physical self-defense; Yoga and stretching classes to stay tuned; along with massage, acupuncture and Reiki treatments. We love self-care!

The Center is designed to help you achieve balance in all areas…mentally, emotionally and physically! My counseling practice, BT Professional Care Services, LLC, established in 2002, is part of the center’s core. Aspire was developed to incorporate other pieces I feel are important to achieve and maintain life balance. My hope is to provide a one-stop experience for you. Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself first… There won’t be enough left to take care of others!

Aspire Enrichment CenterYou can take a Yoga class followed by massage. You can work on your self-confidence through individual or group counseling followed by instruction on how you can defend yourself in our self-defense class. You can participate in our once-a-month free “walk and talk” group to network and process through life difficulties. A menu of possible class combinations is offered to our customers after an analysis by questionnaire and interview. You can then choose your activities depending on personality type, level of tolerance, schedule and age. We welcome the opportunity to help you in your journey to regaining balance in your life!

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Offered by Michele Miller – Vestas

What do Denver East High School, the University of Denver, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Telemundo Denver, The Women’s Energy Network of Colorado, Schlumberger, Xcel Energy and Vestas have in common?

The 2017 First Annual Colorado Energy Day is just the start!

This event held in Denver, Colorado on the grounds of historic Denver East High School on Saturday, September 23rd brought together multiple industries, educational institutions and community and industry trade groups to share a common goal of promoting energy awareness along with involvement, recognition and sponsorship of youth educational excellence and extensive networking.

Despite the uncharacteristically cold and rainy day, the mood was warm, inviting and upbeat as Brighton Nacelles VP Factory Manager, Scott Winner, awarded four young engineers from a local high school a check from Vestas for $1000.00 for their outstanding design work on an engineering project as their parents and teacher advisor looked on with pride!

Because of the different aged students, some in high school, others in middle school and still others even younger along with various industry participants and interest groups; the constant stream of visitors to the Vestas tent was extremely diverse and kept the Vestas team on its toes fielding questions on how our wind turbines are built, tested and work that were answered by multiple colleagues from Pueblo Towers, Brighton Blades and Brighton Nacelles. Questions also included who we are, our history and why we have such a passion for Wind energy and these were fielded expertly by our P&C colleagues from the Portland Corporate U.S. Headquarters.

The day was truly a memorable one for Vestas because it was an outstanding opportunity for Vestas to be a corporate steward for Energy awareness and to support the local community while at the same time working with a diverse array of energy, educational and interest trade group colleagues to identify and build bridges of common understanding and excitement around Energy here in the great state of Colorado!

If you would like to schedule an interview with some of our people who took part in the event, please contact Executive Assistant, Michele Miller, 303.655.5817,

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 83 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 22,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels.


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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling

For some people, running the gauntlet from Halloween to New Years can be quite exhausting or overwhelming at the very least. This seemingly wonderful season filled with family, friends, food and gifts can be a recipe for feelings of frustration, discouragement and despair. Beating the blahs can be a challenge and when the usual efforts of more exercise, more friends and family, getting outdoors or eating less don’t seem to lift your spirit – you may need to take a deeper look. There is a simple assessment that is available to help you identify if you have something underneath the surface that may require some additional help. The Beck Depression Inventory II is a self-administered and self-scored assessment that can help you identify the level of your depression. Download the assessment for free at: The instructions and scoring are simple. If you prefer, you can also contact our office and we will do the assessment and scoring for you for free!

We toss the word “depression” around all the time and it is good to know that there is a simple way to know for sure. Here at Brighton Family Counseling L.L.C. we are available to come along side and help you through this process. There is lots of advice for beating the holiday blahs but if you sense that there is something else more deeply rooted then please seek us out and we will be glad to help.

Don’t try to tough it out by yourself, call us today and we will be glad to help you! 720.373.5731

Holiday Blahs or Depression

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Offered by Susan Chavez, Richard Lambert Foundation

The holidays are a time to gather and celebrate with those we love most. How can those grieving the death of a loved one feel like celebrating. Holidays can magnify the pain of loss and while nothing can remove the pain, awareness and understanding of grief during the holidays can lessen the impact.

Getting ahead of the holidays by creating a plan A and plan B is helpful. Plan A may be holidays as usual, dinner with friends and family. Plan B may be to cancel the holiday all together spending time in reflection. Yes, it’s okay to take a year off. The holidays will come back around.

Intentionally remembering and celebrating your loved one in some way is important. Light a candle for your loved one, write a post about a favorite memory, give a gift in their memory, volunteer to serve in a way that honors them. Remind others that acknowledging your loved one will be welcomed, tears or not. Grieving in a healthy manner is primarily about emotional expression.

We welcome you to join us for November 8th Support Group, focusing on Surviving the Holidays for people who are grieving a loved one’s death.

Or you may join us to honor your loved one at the Lights of Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 7th.

Holidays might prove the most difficult you will ever experience, but you will get through it and come out on the other side stronger than before.

Grief & The Holidays

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Offered by Rich Germaine, Owner, Joyful Noise Music School

Between soccer and scouts, your school-age kid’s schedule is loaded with fun activities. If you’re on the fence about adding music classes to the list, take note of the benefits that come with signing your little one up for violin or piano lessons. Maybe he/she won’t be the next Beethoven, but they may have an easier time learning math, practicing good manners (including patience!), and becoming a team player. Read on to learn more about the benefits of music education.

It improves academic skills.
Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. It seems that music wires a child’s brain to help him better understand other areas of math, says Lynn Kleiner, founder of Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach, CA. As kids get older, they’ll start reciting songs, calling on their short-term memory and eventually their long-term memory. Using a mnemonic device to do this is a method that can later be applied to other memory skills, says Mary Larew, Suzuki violin teacher at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Connecticut. Musical instrument classes also introduce young children to basic physics. For instance, plucking the strings on a guitar or violin teaches children about harmonic and sympathetic vibrations. Even non-string instruments, such as drums and the vibraphone, give big kids the opportunity to explore these scientific principles.

It develops physical skills.
Certain instruments, such as percussion, help children develop coordination and motor skills; they require movement of the hands, arms, and feet. This type of instrument is great for high-energy kids, says Kristen Regester, Early Childhood Program Manager at Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago. String and keyboard instruments, like the violin and piano, demand different actions from your right and left hands simultaneously. “It’s like patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time,” Regester says. Instruments not only help develop ambidexterity, but they can also encourage children to become comfortable in naturally uncomfortable positions. Enhancing coordination and perfecting timing can prepare children for other hobbies, like dance and sports.

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Offered by: John (Jaytee) Tanguma, Box of Fun Photo Booth

We’d like to introduce you to Box of Fun Photo Booth, your reliable, experienced and high quality photographer in a box… So to speak! Our qualified staff is ready to meet your needs next time you or someone you know is having a wedding, corporate party, holiday event, school event, class reunion, church event and more!

Experience our passion for photography. Our strength lies in our dedication to excellence! No matter the size of your event, we’re here for you. Let our 30 years of being in the entertainment industry make a positive impact on your next event.

You can choose from two different styles of photo booths. We have a conventional enclosed photo booth that safely fits up to nine adults. We also have an “air booth” that uses a backdrop which is customizable to your liking. Also, you can be confident in the features of our equipment such as: studio quality lighting, premium software technology and professional cameras that will produce images that will create lasting reminders of the special times you had.

You just have fun, and we’ll capture the memories!

Box of Fun Photo BoothBox of Fun Photo Booth is a division of Jaytee Productions, a mobile music and media company. Please visit us on-line for more info:
Or Call: 303.408.1282

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Offered by Mountain View Family Dental

Mountain View Family DentalIt’s been a great year for the Mountain View Family Dental team as they celebrate their eighth year of service to the Brighton community, and an even more special year for Dr. Schmidt as he welcomed his second daughter with his wife Tessa. We have added two new hygienists and a billing & insurance individual to complete the team that has been with him for years.

Dr. Schmidt and the MVFD team continue to strive towards providing the highest quality dental care utilizing the latest in dental technologies and emphasizing the importance of education. Whether it’s a routine hygiene appointment or a dental implant surgery, Dr. Schmidt and his skilled team have made it their duty to treat every patient with the utmost professionalism and genuine care.

We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment!

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Offered by Thollot Jewelers

The holidays are just around the corner, but we just couldn’t wait to start putting smiles on your faces! Now through the holidays, we will be hiding goodie bags all over Brighton, Thornton and Denver, with a free Alex and Ani jewelry piece inside. There is no purchase necessary. This is just some good old-fashioned fun to help you smile and shine a little brighter this holiday season!

If you happen to find one, we would be thrilled if you would post a photo on one of our social media pages with #HelloThollot. Happy Hunting!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for hints and clues about hidden jewelry locations!

Good Luck Searching & Happy Holidays from Thollot Jewelers!

Thollot Holiday Scavenger Hunt

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Offered by Brian Margolis, The Margolis Team

On behalf of the hundreds of clients who have trusted the Margolis team over the past year, I want to thank you. With real estate being one of the most important and largest financial transactions a person or family may have, I am humbled by your trust in me and The Margolis Team.

2017 has been another intense year for real estate. Our local economy continues to be strong. More and more people are moving to our great city and state, and many of these people do not know a Realtor or anything about the local market. The greatest compliment I can receive is from a client who refers me to their friends, co-workers and family members. Again, thank you.

To show our appreciation, we will continue our yearly tradition of giving you a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Please stop by the office or contact us so we can order them up for you. Finally, like we have been doing for many years, we will have a food drive for a local shelter. I am a Rotarian and love giving back to our community. During this time of year, we love it when clients stop by and say hi and donate food for others.

From all of us at The Margolis Team, we wish you a Happy Holiday season!

Brian Margolis has an office next to Valley Bank on 4th and Bridge and an office next to The Ranch Country Club in Westminster with Keller Williams. You can reach Brian at 720-352-0454 or

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