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As we transition from fossil fuels to solar, many people do not want to pay a large upfront investment into solar. Typically, if you purchase a solar system upfront with cash, you will not see your return on investment for 6-12 years! With that being said, most homeowners do not stay in their home for 6-12 years so why would a typical homeowner put solar on their house? Typically they don’t, because of the large upfront investment.

Things have changed; Solar has changed; now there is no upfront investment! Because of SolarCity’s financing and their investment from Google, Homeowners do not have to invest not even a penny into their solar system. Instead, they can pay off their solar system with their monthly electric bill that they are already paying! Genius!

The way it works is instead of paying United Power or Xcel Energy for electricity, the homeowner would pay SolarCity for their electric bill. All they would have to pay to the Utility Company is the service charge to be connected to the meter.

For more information on how you can make the switch to solar, contact your local SolarCity Field Energy Consultant, Eric Kleffner to schedule, or click here for more information.

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Infinite Yoga and Wellness Opens Studio
Offered by Pam McNulty
Are you new to yoga or experienced? Looking for one class or multiple classes a week? Wanting to pay as you go or attend unlimited monthly classes? Infinite Yoga and Wellness provides choices for your yoga experience level, budget and schedule.

I am so excited to be a part of the Oasis on 6th Avenue, offering group and private yoga instruction as well as education on the use of essential oils for natural health and wellness. I take pride in utilizing my 12 years of experience in the fitness/wellness industry and multiple certifications, to create group and private yoga instruction that fits the varying needs of my clients.

For more information on class schedules contact Pam McNulty at 303 884 8124, email or stop by 40 S. 6th Ave. for a brochure or click here for more information.

Now open!!! Juls Wax and Skin Spa
Offered by Julie Ratliff, Licensed Esthetician, Serving Brighton for Over 17 years

My passion is your skin! Diagnosis of skin issues and addressing the issue without the traditional medication that doctors prescribe.

My goal is to find the reason for bad skin, 70% being dietary. Also treating aging Colorado skin, often damaged from the 300+ days of sun here in Colorado. Whatever your issue or just needing a clarifying facial, Juls Wax and Skin Spa will make those corrections and pamper you as well. Offering:Microdermabrasion, Chemical and enzyme peels, waxing of the face and body….shed that layer without nubs and irritation from shaving, cellulite massage and much more! I am licensed through the state of Colorado as well as the Spa, which should be a concern that your Esthetician/Spa has the proper training and licensing to pamper you!

It’s been a pleasure changing lives through changing skin! Call today for your private oasis appointment… Change your Life too! 303-229-1887, or click here for more information.

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August is traditionally a month where parents focus on getting ready for back to school. The purchase of a home usually takes a back seat. Surprisingly in 2013, August was one of the busiest months of the year in zip codes 80601,80602,& 80603. That is when the market was definitely on a rebound from the housing recession. In 2014, August finished in the top half as well. We all know the market is strong, and this trend shows it as well. Most Denver metro real estate values have only gone up since 2013. The average price of a home in June of 2013 was $238,750 and for 2015 it was $319,821. That is an increase of $81,071. Pretty incredible!

As families prepare for the upcoming school year, there are split schedules for District 27J’s Brighton and Prairie View High Schools. We wish those students, families, and staff the best of luck in navigating the new system.

Everyone on The Margolis Team hopes you had a great summer. We are here for your real estate changes, needs, and dreams.

From your friends at
The Margolis Team at Keller Williams Preferred Realty

Margolis Team

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Besides the fact that the sun is shining daily these days, we’re coming into the months that Brighton’s heritage is shining with all of the fresh produce available for its residents and those from surrounding areas. The amazing soil in this farmland produces some of the best vegetables in all of Colorado. It’s definitely time to adorn our tables with fruits and vegetables and experience the wonderful tastes of summer at their finest!

As in year’s past, there will be a celebration of the local farming heritage on August 22nd when the community celebrates Market Day. Vendors display their wares and a number of the local farmers will bring their products to sell at this event. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Brighton. There will also be a Family Bike Tour that will ride through the local farm area visiting some of the farms. Don’t miss out on all the fun honoring our farming community.

Our cover advertiser, Palizzi Farm, will also celebrate with their annual Labor Day weekend event from September 4th through September 7th at their market on 6th & Bromley Lane. Their signature event on Sunday, Sept. 6th, will include live music all day long, contests, and fireworks at dusk. While their vegetables will be available through early October, this is the time to buy the season’s best vegetables at the most reasonable prices to freeze or can for the months when you’re missing the taste of their nutrient packed delicious favorites. Be sure to put this event on your calendar as well.

On a business note from The Brighton Buzz, we’re excited to say that The Brighton Buzz will now be online on our website for our readers to review and print coupons. This will be only one of our website updates with others including online advertising possibilities in banner advertisement and a more developed and expanded Business Directory to include businesses from The Brighton Buzz as well as other local businesses wanting to advertise in the Directory. Brighton’s fertile soil has inspired us to grow our web possibilities and offer more to those visiting our site. Be sure to view our new look and consider growing along with us.

The Best of Days to You in August!


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Offered by Dr. Jim Campbell

Dr Jim CampbellIt’s a simple question. How do you feel? It’s hard to believe that it’s already July. Summer is finally here with fireworks for the Fourth, outings to the mountains and plains and lots of barbeques and get-togethers. It’s a fun time of the year and should be a little more relaxing, too. Are you looking forward to doing some fun and relaxing things? I’d like you take a moment and sit quietly as you read this article and think back to January of this year and ask yourself: “Am I feeling better today than I was back then?” It’s only been six months but if you have been dealing with pain it might seem like an eternity. Chronic pain sufferers often come to me. What I’ve heard from them over the past 32 years is: ”Doc, I thought it would go away”.

If you are still dealing with pain and discomfort that you were experiencing back in January, it’s time to do something about it. Pain is a warning signal from your body. It’s your body telling you that something is not working right. So what do you do? Mask the symptom with pain relievers, muscle relaxers or over the counter pain medications? Have you gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist and are still frustrated with being in pain? If so, I welcome you to try a different approach.

I specialize in natural, non-invasive, nonsurgical pain relief combining Chiropractic care, Cold Laser Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, and a variety of other healing methods. Over the last three plus decades and thousands of patients, I have developed a holistic perspective in working with my patients. I recognize that you are a unique individual when it comes to your problem and you need to have your pain assessed and treated accordingly. Have you tried Cold Laser Therapy? The Cold Laser is my “go to” tool for amazing results when all else fails. It helps relieve all kinds of pain such as back, knee and joint pains, sciatica, and fi bromyalgia. But it all comes down to this. Are you ready to eradicate your pain?

As we head into the best part of the summer, make sure you will enjoy it to the fullest. Call today and let’s work together to make this a great time of the year for you. Don’t let your pain hold you back any longer.

What have you got to lose? You not really living if you’re living in pain!

Click here to contact me directly!

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Offered by Tolison and Williams

Tolison_WilliamsWe would like to take this opportunity to thank the Brighton community, our clients, and our trusted colleagues and advisors for contributing to our success as we celebrate our law firm’s second anniversary. We are so grateful to be able to do what we love, in a place that we love, and with a team that is dedicated to our Firm’s goals and our work.

Katie continues to work with family law clients, and once again received prestigious recognition with her nomination for Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2015, making this her fifth time being recognized as a preeminent practitioner in her field. Katie continues to serve as a Board Member for Senior Hub, Inc., and is always enjoying time with her kids, their activities, and family events. She is an active member of the Adams and Broomfield Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association.

Katie is supported by her longtime Paralegal, Cindy Schell, her husband and our Office Manager, Keith Tolison, and, as of July 1, a new Associate Attorney, Zachary Daigle. Zack comes to the firm with three years of experience and hopes to contribute to the Firm’s goals of local involvement and professional development. Zack graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law, and is married to Krysta and has two young daughters.

Casey continues to work with private clients in the areas of elder law, estate planning, probate, and trust settlement, and manages an intense caseload in her role as a Deputy Public Administrator for Adams and Broomfield Counties. She was appointed to the “Probate Advisory Committee” in 2014, a statewide committee through the Supreme Court Administrator’s Office, that works to improve probate procedures and policies. She will continue to serve as Chairperson for the Colorado Bar Association’s Civic and Community Affairs Committee and will assume the role of Chairperson for the Rules and Forms Committee next term. Casey was recently appointed to serve on North Metro Community Services Human Rights Committee, and looks forward to contributing to the important work this organization and Committee does.

Casey is supported by her Paralegal, Natalie Schlidt, her Legal Assistant, Michele Vargo, her Property Manager and husband, Taylor Williams, and an Associate Attorney, Jeff Althaus. Jeff joined the firm in May and has already proven to be a valuable member of the team. Jeff is an active member of the Adams and Broomfield and Colorado Bar Associations, and will assume the role of Secretary for the Rules and Forms Committee next term. Jeff graduated from Hamline School of Law in 2011, and prior to joining our firm, ran his own estate planning law office and worked for a legal marketing company. Jeff is a Board Member for “Inside the Orchestra,” a phenomenal non-profit organization that brings music and arts education to children in a unique and effective way. Jeff enjoys camping and the outdoors, especially if it is with his Siberian Husky, Moses.

We will continue our efforts to contribute to the communities we serve and our profession, and look forward to another great year. We wish you a blessed summer and safe 4th of July, from our family to yours.

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Susan KlineWith this July issue, we have completed 10 years of being in publication. At the beginning of this journey, there wasn’t a clear path or understanding of what The Brighton Buzz might become. We have experienced consistent growth throughout this period of time and have much to be thankful for. I’ve had an opportunity to meet many interesting and dedicated people on their paths to developing their businesses in this process. Along with building a successful business ourselves, we have built relationships that have embellished our lives and provided experiences not possible in any other circumstance.

There are many people to say “Thank You” to and I want to start with those that help me put our magazine together. For the last 7 1/2 years, Kovas Lapsys, our lead designer, has devoted his enormous talent and ability to work under pressure to all of our advertisers. He has done a fantastic job and is a very important part of our Brighton Buzz Team. Jeremy Cantalamessa provided graphic assistance to us for five years and recently took a full time job which opened the door for Sara Line Bjorn Frisk to bring her graphic talent to help us refresh our look and work on the website. Zachary Reece, our current web designer, has been a help to us for many years with website updates and graphic assistance when we needed an extra hand. He will be passing the website torch to Sara and you can look for some helpful updates going forward. We also call on A Witness to Life Photography, Rhonda and Shanna Thompson, to take those critical shots that are needed for a cover or ad that can’t be done with our limited expertise. To all of these people, I can’t say in words what your participation has meant to me in the development of the magazine. You are an awesome team!

Last, but, not least, our advertisers have been a huge part of the success of our magazine. We strive to include advertisers that anyone would want in their homes or in their lives and are proud of those that are a part of our publication monthly. The quality of those individuals keep our readers calling them and a comment I hear frequently is that The Brighton Buzz is a resource for good products and services and is anticipated each month to see what is happening in Brighton and to receive the great coupon offers from our advertisers. For that reason, we appreciate every person who has supported our magazine and made it what it is today. There is one thing that is abundantly clear….we have been blessed!