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FRONT PAGE NEWS: 40 West’s Artline Opened With A Block Party

First Friday, June 1, on Lakewood Place between Reed and Pierce streets. The bright green-painted line on sidewalks guides visitors along the 4-1/2 mile route connecting activities and artwork at local parks. PHOTO BY KATHYRN ZEIGLER

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: "Greetings" Community Art Installation

Kia Ruiz Poses With A Chicken in front of the Wheaties Academy’s public art project, unveiled at the Anderson Pool building on June 12. Chickens and goats were themes suggested by the community to be included in the mural. PHOTO COURTESY WHEATIES ACADEMY.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Michael Klinker’s Passion For Trees Takes Root In Edgewater

Michael Klinker makes it his business to look up — at trees, that is. The Edgewater resident’s goal is to grow the city’s leafy canopy by helping people to plant more trees.

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NEIGHBROHOOD NEWS: Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Bike to Work We Go

Businesses, cities and citizen groups in Sloan’s Lake, Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge will host breakfast stations, after-work parties, free snacks and beverages and help from bike techs and Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 27.

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For those of us with the traditional concept of the Revolutionary War, that of Minutemen, Lexington, and Concord, “Independence Lost,” by Kathleen DuVal, will be an eye opener.

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters Nonfiction Book Club’s May selection covers the mosaic of activity along the Gulf Coast around the time of the Revolution, outside the 13 rebelling colonies. DuVal uses composite characters to explain the role of the British loyalists, the French, Cajuns, Choctaws and other tribes, free blacks and slaves in the struggle, which resulted in major British defeats at Baton Rouge, Pensacola, and Mobile.

Two meetings to discuss the book will be held: Wednesday, May 16, at 1 p.m., at the Lakewood Public Library, 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood; and Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m., at Brookdale Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood.

All are welcome at either meeting, which are the last of this season. Book club meetings will resume in September.

For more information, call Lynne at 303-985-5128, email info@lwvjeffco.org, or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.