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Thraemoor 4th of July Cup o' Joe and Morning Muffin
Coffee & Snacks provided
Back by popular demand is the morning get together on the 4th of July.
Drop by, meet and mingle for as long or as short as you want while enjoying the cooler morning temperatures on our Nations Holiday.
Snack and beverage stations will be set up from 8am in the dead-end street on the north side of the Chase Ln loop where prior events were hosted.
Both hot and iced coffee will be available as well as snacks and kids drinks. We’ll have a short ceremony at 10.00am.
For Location details, see map above.
Happy 100th Birthday Dotty Travis (June 18th, 2022)
Our longest residing Thraemoor neighbor has a huge milestone birthday! Feel free to drop her a birthday card at 2600 S Chase Ln.
Here's her story:
Dolly was born June 18, 1922 in Hazleton, a small town in eastern Pennsylvania! where the primary employers were coal mining companies and silk mills. She and her brother Jan Anderson lived with their parents John and Marie, whose families immigrated from Austria and Slovakia. Dolly and Jan’s parents acquired only a grade school education, but one uncle graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University as a chemical engineer, and the family valued education as a means to achieving success in the United States.
When Dolly was 11 or 12, her parents paid for a few piano lessons they felt would provide a creative outlet for her and her brother, and they both quickly discovered a prodigious talent for music. Within a couple years, Dolly and Jan were playing instrumental accompaniment for singers on Hazleton’s radio station WAZL and at other public venues. Jan would later graduate from to the Julliard School of the Performing Arts in New York City, where Dolly also attended.
While at Julliard in the early 1940s, Dolly was recruited to participate in numerous musical and entertainment events sponsored by the USO (United Service Organization), started in 1941 to entertain soldiers, sailors and airmen departing for oversees deployment during WWII. She subsequently played in many swing-era bands in New York City, where she played the piano, accordion, guitar and saxophone.
Dolly married a sailor from Brooklyn, New York, in the early 1950s and moved to Denver, where she fell in love with the mountains and the great outdoors. She was fond of western, cowboy music and culture, and started a family in Thornton, a Denver suburb. Her son Mark and daughter June would grow up in Denver.
Dolly was also a creative writer and took many college courses over the years in religious studies, another area of interest that Dolly pursued with great passion. She was an A student with an extraordinary ability to research and write essays, dissertations, thesis and compositions that earned praise from many college professors. Her husband and children relied heavily on her expertise and guidance in polishing their own writing assignments!
Dolly’s favorite holiday is Christmas, and planned for the holiday all year long! On Christmas day, she unveiled mountains of gifts adorned and embellished with bows, ornaments and decorations that turned her home into a delightful and enchanting scene from a department store’s window! One was left to wonder where all the presents were stored so inconspicuously throughout the year to make such a lavish celebration possible!
Dolly loved to shop for unique items and collectibles from the many indoor malls that dotted the Denver landscape. Villa Italia mall in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, was her favorite, offering an unrivaled variety of merchandise regardless of how much money she had on hand. She particularly enjoyed the grilled cheese sandwiches that Woolworth offered in their restaurants in the early days of the mall and throughout their Denver locations. She enjoyed taking her children to special events around town, like the Sinclair dinosaur exhibit in Villa Italia’s parking lot, featuring lifelike recreations of dinosaurs 2-3 stories tall. Sinclair would host these attractions in Denver and other cities throughout the U.S. during the 1960s and early 1970s. It was like one of the Jurassic Park movies come to life!
Dolly is an ardent believer in the Christian faith. She still plays the piano, walks without assistance in the home, and is addicted to blueberry and cherry pies. Dolly has an unfinished concerto that she’s been composing for years, loves reading the funnies, works crosswords, and enjoys perusing tabloids and gossip magazines while hanging out at the local Starbucks.
Annual Meeting Recap (February 24th, 2022)
Hi All, Thanks to those who attended last night, it was a good turnout and a productive meeting.
For those who couldn't make it; here's the highlights:
We had good discussion about the events and what people like and want for 4th of July. We'll likely continue with the earlier 8-10am coffee and snack event in lieu of the more labor intensive bbq during the hotter part of the day. We'll add a short 9am 'patriotic' ceremony to include the children of the neighborhood.
A new event will be in late summer: a "Driveway Gig" with our own Beth Avedis on vocals. Date is tba but it's byo chairs, booze and snacks. Evening event on Harrington Ln.
Please familiarize yourselves with the HOA sponsors and make use of their services where possible. They help keep our dues low and stepped up when we needed a financial influx last year: https://thraemoor.com/sponsors
Volunteers requested for spring flower planting at the front entrance. Please email Liz Castillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in lending a hand to make our front entrance beautiful for the summer ... many hands make light work! Date tba.
We'll be compiling an email distribution list based on the return information on the dues notice.
A handful of people didn't receive their dues notice in the mail, please direct message me if you didn't get yours.
The major project for the year is re-landscaping the front entrance after Alameda water abandons the current water line and moves the water source to the other end of the island at the Sheridan entrance.
Different residents respond to varying forms of communication: Direct Mail, signs at the front entrance, Facebook, or email. We'll do our best to reach out via all forms of communication.
House values are UP in our neighborhood. Everyone's homes are looking great and well presented. Unfortunately we battle an ongoing issue with litter at the front Sheridan entrance from Green Gables condos and occasionally at the Yale entrances from pedestrians. We didn't put it there, but please consider the neighborhood entrances commonly owned property by all of us and pick up trash whenever possible like you would from your own front lawn.
If you have ideas, would like to see changes, or wonder why some things are the way they are; feel free to reach out. - Tim
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