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Thollot Diamonds Announces Colorado’s Largest Bridal Event!

Offered by: Thollot Jewelers

Thornton, CO – When you say “Thollot,” they’ll say “I do!” Thollot Diamonds and Fine Jewelry offers Coloradans the finest jewelry shopping experience in the area. With one of the largest selections of engagement rings and wedding bands in the state, you are sure to find the perfect ring and symbol of your love. From May 23rd to May 25th, Colorado couples will not only enjoy the same great experience and selection from Thollot, but will also find the same stunning engagement rings for up to 40% off.

During the Thollot Bridal Event, customers can shop engagement rings from Forevermark, Fana, Gabriel, Ritani and more, while enjoying a shopping experience that is truly unique to Colorado, craft beer and all! For those looking to get a “yes” this year, look no further than the expert jewelers and family at Thollot Diamonds and Fine Jewelry. No one matches customers with the perfect ring for their partner like Thollot and, for three days only, you can save a little extra money for an amazing summer weekend trip up to the mountains.

Thollot will also be offering customizable ring options for select Forevermark, Fana, and Gabriel newly purchased rings during the Bridal Event for customers interested in an even more unique engagement ring for their proposal.

Get ready for a “Yes” and “I Do”! There’s never been a better time to purchase the perfect ring for your one-and-only.

For more information or any questions, please contact: Thollot Jewelers at (303) 280-3374 or visit: thollotjewelers.com

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Susan Kline

Offered by: Susan Kline

May is a month that gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate! Right off the top, warmer weather boosts our spirits. Flowers, trees and bushes begin to come alive and paint a gorgeous backdrop of colors for our viewing. May is a perfect month to celebrate Mother’s Day as its beauty gives us a loving feeling to share with the mothers in our lives that show us daily what it means to love deeply.

May also is a month to celebrate accomplishment as there are many graduation ceremonies that present an opportunity to share with those that have completed a goal how proud we are of them. These are such good times and also mirror nature’s growth as each step taken builds on the next to create a foundation for future endeavors.

Last, but not least, we celebrate Memorial Day in May to honor those that have valiantly fought and died preserving our freedom in all America’s wars as well as veterans and those who are currently on active duty. As we honor those of our military, we, as well, should take time to appreciate the privileges in our lives that are a result of that freedom they’ve fought so hard to protect.

With the summer months coming, we’re announcing one of Summer’s most fun events in the area, Summerfest. Please note our cover and read the article on page six giving details about what will happen on June 1st at Carmichael Park. Don’t miss it!

Make This An Amazing May!

~ Susan

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Offered: John Wilson, B.S., BC-HIS – Blue Ribbon Hearing & Tinnitus Center

A very common misconception about hearing loss is that a person must be completely unable to hear, or deaf, before they need to get hearing aids. However, the majority of hearing aid wearers can hear many sounds and noises without hearing aids or other assistance. A very typical statement I hear from patients is similar to this: “I can hear, I just can’t understand, especially when there is noise.”

Some people may have normal hearing in one frequency range while having a hearing loss in another frequency range. Being able to hear, but not understand is very common, and is typically due to a loss of hearing in the high frequency range. Hearing loss in any given range or at any frequency can be categorized as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound. Hearing loss can be permanent or temporary.

The causes of permanent hearing loss can vary and include congenital issues, disease, illness, noise exposure and ototoxic medications. Temporary hearing loss can be caused by congestion, fluid in the middle ear, or even ear wax. The only way to really know why a person cannot hear or understand, and what treatment options are available, begins with having a comprehensive hearing exam.

Hearing aids are the preferred treatment method for the majority of types of hearing loss, while some causes can be resolved with medical or surgical intervention. The highest level of fitting success happens when an individual treats hearing loss sooner rather than later, because treating it sooner diminishes the likelihood of changes in the brain that can negatively affect hearing and understanding, especially in noise.

At Blue Ribbon Hearing & Tinnitus Center we offer a comprehensive exam that includes speech-in-noise testing to determine the best options to help individuals hear AND understand to their fullest potential. We also have every type and style of daily wear hearing aids available and specialize in custom fittings, not just selling devices.

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Offered by: Annette Price – Dragonfly Farm / Camp Unplugged

Enroll In Camp Unplugged To Learn Horsemanship, Study Nature & More

WOW! Camp Unplugged will be offering its 5th season of summer camp for local children. Our day camp for boys and girls aged 8-12, focuses on developing each camper’s curiosity, self-esteem, problem solving, and communication skills. We offer a full week of learning about horses and donkeys, how to be safe in their presence, and community building with each other and another species. Each camper is responsible for taking care of their “special horse” with grooming, daily feeding and clean up. Our days are filled with horse activities, art projects, journal writing, and learning fun things about nature.

Our goal is to help kids “unplug” from their phones and devices… And “plug” into the natural world around them. Scientists and Professors alike, including Colorado’s own Dr. Temple Grandin, CSU, stress the necessity for children to balance their abundant technology skills with an equally strong acquaintance with all of nature: plants, animals, soil, rivers, trees, etc. Thankfully this theory aligns with our passion: Life on this Beautiful Planet.

Here is what our campers and their parents had to say about their experience:

“My boys had a great time at camp. They learned compassion towards animals and nature. They got to be up close with animals that they don’t normally get to see. This was such a great experience for them that I am definitely having them sign up for camp next year. They don’t get to experience this anywhere else.”

JJ /Greeley, CO

“I would like to say thank you for bringing Camp Unplugged to the town of Platteville. My daughter learned a lot from the experience. She has learned how to take care of animals as well as to be understanding of their feelings. The experience will follow her through life. She is looking forward to next summer. As a parent I am looking forward to more programs for children in Platteville with animals and nature. Thank You!”

J /Platteville , CO

Camp Unplugged 2019 Schedule:
June 10-14, July 15-19; 9am – 3pm
Limited spaces available. Reservations Required.
Scholarships may be available.
$295 per week.

For more information about, please contact: Annette Price at Dragonfly Farm at: annettepri@gmail.com or visit www.onthewingsofahorse.com

Annette is a certified Equine Gestalt Method coach, working beside her herd of horses in her goal to bring health and happiness to their private clients.

To learn more about the EGCM method visit: www.touchedbyahorse.com

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Offered by: Willy Strohmeier – Colorado Karate Club

Every so often someone walks up to me and asks, “Hey Sensei, how long does it take to get a black belt?” Tongue in cheek I reply, “with my Amazon Prime, if I order within 45 minutes, probably by Wednesday before 8 pm.” Then I follow it up by: “Now, BECOMING a black belt, takes much longer, somewhere between 5 to 8 years of consistent training…”

I joke like that because I want my students to realize that in order to achieve more, they must become more. Whether it is in Karate, at school, home, or work (or almost anything else that matters), to get to the next level, there must be that personal growth.

On the other hand, we all know there are some folks out there always looking for a shortcut in life, and whenever someone mentions something about some shortcut, I greatly discourage it. You may get to your goal sooner or easier, but in the long run, it will come back to bite you in the rear, simply because you failed to first become the person that was needed to fill those shoes.

It seems to me that this is one of the reasons why many lottery winners are broke again within a few years from their “lucky break.” they never grew (as a person) into their fortune. So, they find themselves, suddenly rich, but with a poor person’s mentality.

Jim Rohn puts it this way when he talks about reaching and growing toward your goals: “Whatever good things we build, end up building us.” Success then, is a constant process of growth and achievement, of achievement and growth. In Karate, for example, students will work for years, developing not only their technique, but in the process, exercising perseverance, self control, discipline, courtesy, and much more. Through that rewarding journey, he or she will become, and earn, a black belt; and from there, will again renew the process of further growth, perfecting their art, and themselves.

But whether you are a martial artist or not, when you set your goals for the next few weeks, months, and years, remember to ask yourself: “In order to have, be, earn, or do, who must I first become… Today, in six months, and in five years?” Now let’s get started!

Willy Strohmeier – Sensei

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Offered by: Jeanette Gallagher – Brighton Youth Rugby Associatio

In the last couple of years, the sport of rugby has taken the USA by storm. As a way to bring this exciting sport to our local community, Jeff McEntee and Damon Balcerak started Brighton Youth Rugby Association, also known as BYRA, from the ground-up in January 2019.

Jeff and Damon have 20+ years combined experience playing and coaching rugby and have both achieved Level 200 coaching status with USA Rugby. USA Rugby is the national governing body for the sport of rugby in the United States. BYRA is a non-profit organization established for boys and girls ages 5-18 to play rugby in the City of Brighton and its surrounding areas, including but not limited to: Henderson, Reunion, Commerce City, Thornton, Fort Lupton, and Hudson.

BYRA’s mission is to keep kids active outside and provide a safe and welcoming environment while also building strong character in our young athletes all while having a positive impact on the local community. BYRA has a youth league (flag rugby) for kids ages 5-8 and tackle rugby for ages 8 and up. BYRA currently has a boys high school team and is working to start a girls high school team in the near future as well!

If your boy or girl would like to give this amazing sport a try, we invite you to come check out our FREE rugby camp on 4/6/19 or 4/13/19 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the Brighton High School fields. You can also check us out online at: www.brightonyouthra.com , www.facebook.com/BrightonyouthRA/ or email at: brightonyouthra@gmail.com.

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Energy drinks are touted to increase energy, alertness, and physical performance. NCCIH reports that 1/3 of teens between 12-17 years drink energy drinks on a regular basis.

There are 2 kinds of energy drinks with the main ingredient in both being caffeine. One type comes roughly in the size of a regular soda can (about 16 oz.) and contains between 70-240 mg of caffeine. The other type is the “energy shot” (about 2-2.5 oz.) and contains between 113-200 mg caffeine. In comparison, a typical 12 oz. soda can has about 35 mg and of an 8 oz. coffee, about 100 mg of caffeine.

While an “average” dose of caffeine (defined as 85-250 mg) may cause increased alertness and decreased fatigue; higher doses (250-500 mg) may cause untoward effects including:

  • Restlessness/nervousness/anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Heart palpitations
  • GI issues
  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • “Hyper adrenergic syndrome” which can lead to seizures and cardiac abnormalities

Mounting scientific evidence points to serious health risks in connection with energy drinks. While there may be a few short-term gains for athletes, little evidence exists to support positive effect on muscle strength/power. Increased alertness or improved reaction time is often offset by tremors, heart palpitations, restlessness/nervousness, etc. No requirements exist to enforce adequate labeling of either type of energy drink in regards to actual caffeine content. Other additives may also contain hidden caffeine. Ultimately, the AAP and other leading health care organizations do not recommend the use of energy drinks by teens.

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Spring has arrived and for most families this means enjoying more recreational activities outside. April is also the start of many outdoor sports and recreational time for children. In gearing up for spring sports, parents need to be aware of ways to prevent sports and recreational injuries for their children.

Teaching bike safety and having their child wear a correctly fitted bike helmet is a good start in preventing head injuries. For team sports ensure proper gear is fitted correctly such as wrist guards, knee and elbow pads and helmets. Incorrect fitting (such as loose padding or clothing) can increase the risk of injury. With the changing temperature outside ensure that children are well hydrated and protected from extreme temperatures such as cold Colorado mornings and the hot afternoon sun. It is important to have a discussion with your child’s coach on what action plan is in place to lower concussions and risks for other injuries.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up program provides coaches with education on head injuries and concussion action plans. This can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_respondingto.html . Brighton Pediatrics would like you enjoy the spring sports with keeping safety in mind for your children and families.

If you have any further questions please contact us at: Brighton Pediatrics or visit our website at www.brightonpeds.com

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Offered by: Scott Hampel – Muley Fanatic Foundation

The Muley Fanatic Foundation is starting its 7th year of operation in Colorado. MFF is a grass root 501c(3) non-profit conservation organization that was originally founded in Rock Springs, WY in October 2011 and registered to operate in Colorado in October 2012. Our mission is: “To ensure the conservation of mule deer and their habitat and to provide such supporting services to further the sport of hunting and sound wildlife management.” The Muley Fanatic Foundation meets its mission by partnering with agencies such as the US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other organizations to fund projects that benefit mule deer in our state.

Since 2013, annual fundraising events that have been held in Loveland and Brighton have resulted in over $400,000 being placed in the Colorado Project Fund. This money has been earmarked to fund a variety of projects such as habitat restoration on public land, studies/research, protection of migration routes, and education. As an example, the Muley Fanatic Foundation was a contributor of the “Safe Highway 9” project which resulted in the widening of Colorado Highway 9 between the Green Mountain Reservoir and Kremmling in Grand County. The project also included the construction of five underpasses and two overpasses to allow wildlife, especially mule deer, to travel over or under the highway to reduce the number of automobile/wildlife collisions. This has been an enormous success story to reduce auto accidents with wildlife saving human lives, wildlife, and thousands of dollars with automobile insurance companies.

Volunteer are now planning and preparing for Denver’s 2019 event which held at the Adams County Regional Park. You can help in these efforts by attending or donating to this event. For more information, please email:
scotthampel@aol.com

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Offered by: Traci Serna – Pinnacle Gardens

If warmer spring weather has you trying to decide how to design a backyard landscape, we are here to help. Backyards have become a true extension of the home. With good planning and design your backyard can become a place for relaxing, entertaining and playing.

First, you will want to create a focal point. Start with a great patio, fire pit or possibly an outdoor kitchen. Next plan your vegetation, trees are the best way to start. Adding in shrubs and perennials to compliment the design. Consider your neighbors and how you may want to create privacy. Pinnacle Gardens staff is very knowledgeable and can help with the design, placing the right plant in the right spot. When you place the right plant in the right spot you ensure plants establish a healthy root system and steady top growth.

Some things you may want to consider are specific soil conditions and the type of sun exposure your yard receives. One of the best things you can do for your new vegetation is to amend the soil. You will need to add a good tree and shrub mix and possibly some compost, especially if you are living in a new home where construction has recently been completed. It’s also important to understand the water needs of your trees, shrubs and perennials. Make sure you have an adequate irrigation system with adjustable drip lines to your plants. Planning is the key to success. With the proper ground work and a little digging in you can create an outdoor living space for years of enjoyment.

If you need additional assistance in creating the perfect outdoor space for your home this year, please visit Pinnacle Gardens and speak with one of our landscaping professionals. Don’t let another Spring and Summer go by without making the very most of your outdoor living!

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