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Archive for March 5, 2009

Fiber Fun Fest Delivers as Promised

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder The first annual 4-H sponsored Fiber Fun Fest, held at The Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 28, was a colorful feast for the senses that included activities for those who love to sew, as well as for those who’ve never picked up a needle and thread. Vendors and volunteers held demonstrations for 4-Hers, their parents and community members. 4-H members hosted booths that displayed their work, and visitors were able to see award-winning projects. People wove on looms, ... Full Story

Madea Needs More Time with Dr. Phil

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The ongoing saga of Tyler Perry’s grandma-with-mighty-attitude struggles for survival in his latest effort “Madea Goes to Jail.” I went expecting to see a brash comedy with a feisty cast of characters. Instead, I watched the sad story of a young prostitute uneasily juxtaposed with the mean-spirited antics of an elderly woman whose sole purpose in life is getting even with those who have “dissed” her. For Madea, revenge is as sweet as wildflower ... Full Story

Weighing the Facts on Weight Loss

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder Losing weight is not as difficult as you might think. We often hear that 95 percent of dieters regain their weight back within a few months and that our bodies have a set weight they like to stay at, but there are ways around these tricks of nature, and all you have to do is know your own habits. This isn’t to say that weight loss can be achieved with no effort; you will have to put a bit of work into this. The point is, it’s not as hard as you have ... Full Story

Bridging Workplace Generation Gaps

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Popular author and business consultant Ava Diamond spoke at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on tackling generational work issues, Thursday, Feb. 26. She noted research shows trends in work ethic and practices based on generational differences, and understanding the influences of the social era in which people grow up is helpful in dealing with the many conflicts that can arise in the work place. (more…)

Silver Spoon Needs Filmmakers

The Loveland Museum/Gallery is now accepting film entries from northern Colorado residents ages 13 to 20 for the 10th anniversary of the Silver Spoon Film Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland.   To enter, films must be under 15 minutes in length and be on DVD. Music videos will also be accepted, but must be under five minutes in length. Prize categories include Action/Suspense, Artistic/Abstract, Comedy, Music Videos, ... Full Story

Super Scouts Earn Awards, Collect Food Door-to-Door

Six Cub Scouts from Pack 7 crossed over to Boy Scouts’ Troop 6 at the Blue and Gold Banquet held Saturday at the Community Center. All six Scouts achieved the Arrow of Light Award — the highest award a Cub Scout may earn and the only patch that transfers to the Boy Scouts’ uniform. Three of the Cub Scouts, Logan Rees, Keegan Heyart and Xander Pickard also earned the “Super Achiever” award, signifying they earned all twenty activity pins for the Webelo rank. Den leader Dave Pickard ... Full Story

Library to Use Grant for Summer Programs

By Recorder Staff The Berthoud Community Library District has been awarded a grant from the Colorado State Library. The CSL awarded 70 mini-grants of $175 each to public libraries to support and promote the 2009 "Be Creative" and/or "Express Yourself" summer reading programs in their local communities. Priority was given to libraries below 10,000 Legal Service Area (LSA) population and libraries in non-metro locations. Berthoud Youth Librarian Erika Seibenthal said the money will go toward ... Full Story

Berthoud CARES Works with Schools to Help Kids in Need

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder When two Berthoud High School students were critically injured after being struck by a car driven by a fellow student on Jan. 15, 2007, the community, in particular the BHS student body, reeled in shock. Out of the pain and grief grew a non-profit organization called Berthoud CARES. Resident Martha Simmons, a consultant and fundraiser for non-profits for over 30 years was one of the founders of Berthoud CARES. She recalls the phone call she received the ... Full Story

Boulder County Sustainable Conference

The Eighth annual Sustainable Landscape Conference will be held Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont in Barn A. Conference organizers, Colorado Master Gardeners of Boulder County, hope to provide those in the green industry and home gardeners along the Front Range with information on how to improve sustainable practices in landscaping. To listen to an audio presentation with slideshow on the conference, visit ... Full Story

Larimer Parks Advisory Board to Meet

The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Boyd Lake Room at the Larimer County Courthouse Office Building, located at 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda items will include: Concession Policy update - Concession Contract Big Thompson River Properties: Proposed plan for Hayden Subdivision parcels The Board will continue to receive public comment on this issue. A 60-day public comment period will ... Full Story

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