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Archive for February 17, 2010

The Character of George Washington

The Character of George Washington

By Dr. Gary Scott Smith What made George Washington the most remarkable man of an extraordinary generation? He was not an intellectual giant like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Compared with most other founders, he was not well educated (he attended school for only about five years), and, unlike many of them, he disliked abstract philosophical discussions. Washington was intelligent, well informed, and astute, but he was neither a polished writer nor a ... Full Story

Little Learners Preschool open house

Little Learners Preschool, located in the lower level of Berthoud United Methodist Church at 820 9th St., Berthoud, will be having an open house on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for those interested in previewing the preschool. Next year's registration forms will be available for the 3 year old Tuesday/Thursday morning program, the 4 year old Monday,Wednesay,Friday morning program, and an enhanced kindergarten prep program for 4-5 year olds offered Monday - Thursday afternoons. The ... Full Story

Donations needed for After Prom event

The Berthoud After Prom event committee is in need of donations.  After prom is open to all juniors and seniors, not just those attending prom. The event provides a fun, safe, substance-free environment for juniors, seniors and their dates.  The After Prom event will be held at 11:00 p.m. from Saturday, April 24 until 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 25.     Donations pay for the activities, entertainment, food, and raffle prizes.  In the past, the prizes have included TV’s, DVD players, ipods ... Full Story

Berthoud High School VEX Robotics team needs donations

Berthoud High School (BHS), Thompson School District’s showcase school for science, engineering and mathematics, hosted the 2010 Colorado VEX Robotics Championship on Saturday, February 6. This tournament is an annual event that brings the best in robotics competitors from around the state. This year, both BHS teams rose to the challenge against 13 other teams, and won three of six possible awards—including the state championship! (photos are attached) Both of Berthoud High School’s ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – February 18, 2010: Epsilon,

Earthsky Tonight – February 18, 2010: Epsilon, Auriga’s distant and mysterious star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At early evening, look up high for the brilliant star Capella, the brightest in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Close to Capella is a prominent triangle of starlets called The Kids. Lighting up the apex of this triangle is the star Epsilon Aurigae (Almaaz), one of the most mysterious stars in all the heavens. Although Capella looks much brighter than Epsilon, that is because Capella is so much closer. ... Full Story

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