03 Jun 2019

Summertime Fun in Lowry

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Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our two big family fun events in Lowry this summer!

On Friday, June 14, the LCMA is hosting a Family Concert and Movie Night in Sunset Park. We’ll start at 5:30 with live music from That Eighties Band, back by popular demand! Barnyard Food Truck will be there for dinner, and Rocket Ice Cream will have a pop-up shop for dessert. When the sun goes down we’ll screen the new release Mary Poppins Returns!

Friday, August 9, is National Night Out. We’re celebrating in Sunset Park with live music from Mr. Majestyk’s 8-Track Revival starting at 5:30. There will be nachos and other offerings, plus paletas, from Cocotaso Food Truck, and the Lowry Foundation will have a movie concession stand with candy and popcorn. We’ll have First Responders and other community members to visit with, kids’ activities, and a fire truck! We’ll start the movie around 8:00–Incredibles 2 this time.

Mark your calendars and find your picnic blankets for these terrific community offerings.

It’s coming at the end of this month!

This year’s sale is Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. This is a wonderful opportunity for both buying and selling. It’s so easy to hop from sale to sale and find score after score! Plus, the Lowry Community Master Association provides advertising and signage for this event to bring in outside shoppers.

We advertise externally in the Denver Post, MyHub Denver, and Craigslist, and provide an online Google map so shoppers know exactly where to go for each individual yard sale. The LCMA also posts large signs and banners outside the neighborhood pointing drivers in. Don’t miss out on this huge weekend full of bargains!

The map of sales is now complete and can be viewed by sale day here. Don’t forget to also post your own sale on Craigslist to bring in more shoppers from outside the neighborhood.

Expectant parents now have a new option for healthcare, right in the neighborhood! Hygge Birth and Baby recently opened its doors in Lowry at 8111 East Lowry Boulevard, Suite 230. Hygge is the first independent birth center in the city limits of Denver, and offers holistic prenatal care, midwife-assisted birth, and postpartum wellness support.

“At Hygge Birth and Baby, we are about empowering women and families,” says co-founder Tara Duncan. “By preparing the mind and body for birth through education and support, families can take back their birth experience.” The center has four homey birth suites, which are outfitted with birthing tubs, and decorated with soothing lights, cozy bedding, and soft colors. Waiting families can sit in the fireplace lounge, where a full kitchen allows them to prepare snacks and warm drinks.

One of four birthing suites at Hygge Birth and Baby

The center has a holistic approach to care: pregnant people can supplement their prenatal wellness appointments, conducted on site, with prenatal acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage. A series of classes, open to families of all types, covers everything from common first trimester discomforts to childbirth preparation to breastfeeding to newborn care. Hygge’s midwives provide well-woman care in addition to prenatal care, and a Family Services Coordinator on staff will work with families on issues such as adoption, surrogacy, and postpartum depression. The birth center is also a location for Baby Café USA, a non-profit that supports families in breastfeeding support, as well as a drop off and pick up location for Mother’s Milk Bank.

If all this sounds like what you have been looking for, or if you want to learn more, the all-woman care team at Hygge would be happy to give you a tour. The office is open seven days a week 9:00 to 4:30 and 24 hours for birth. To schedule an informational tour, visit Hygge’s tour site here.

Lowry United Neighborhoods (LUN) is Recruiting Members!
Lowry United Neighborhoods is in search of both general members and future Board members. The LUN Board held a strategic planning retreat in 2018 and identified strengthening the Board and building membership as two main goals for 2019. Will you join them?
There are no requirements to being a general member. By registering, you will receive news updates about the Lowry community and LUN activities such as quarterly meetings.  Interested residents can register by entering your information here.  Information will be kept confidential except for LUN use.
Board members should be residents of Lowry, are asked to attend monthly meetings, and complete 1-3 hours of volunteer work each month. Other relevant qualifications include a passion for living in Lowry, marketing, communications, event planning, volunteer, community service, advocacy, local government, planning and/or development experience. LUN seeks members from different parts of Lowry and particularly from East Park, Boulevard One, and North West neighborhoods, where current representation is limited.  Interested residents should submit an email sharing relevant qualifications and interest to ginafebbraro@gmail.com.  The Board will select new Board members in February/March 2019.

More about LUN…
LUN was founded in 2007 as a Registered Neighborhood Organization within the City and County of Denver. Registered neighborhood organization (RNO) differ from homeowners’ associations (HOA) such as the LCMA.  Whereas an HOA is focused on maintaining homeowners’ property interests,  an RNO is a voluntary organization of residents (both renters and property owners).  As the City website explains,  “RNOs are an important part of the fabric of the city and play a key role in the ongoing effort to make Denver a great place to live and work.”
This mission of LUN is to enhance the quality of life and build a sense of community in Lowry by engaging neighbors and representing community voice when working with local organizations and the City of Denver. Since 2007,  LUN has worked to make crossing busy streets safer, to hold recycling events, to promote various food and clothing drives, and to influence city and Lowry planning.  

Eisenhower Chapel
The Eisenhower Chapel faces the Plaza

The Eisenhower Memorial Chapel No. 1 is an important part of Lowry’s history — it was the first chapel to be built on the Lowry Air Force Base and was dedicated just fourteen days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This non-denominational gathering place was originally one of four chapels that were built for enlistees to have a place of worship.  While the other three buildings have since been demolished, Building 27 was preserved due to its connection to President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower who attended services with his wife Mamie during the summers of his administration. The Chapel was listed on the National Historic Registry in 1981; in 2007 it was moved 40 degrees to face the Plaza. The Eisenhower Chapel is a vital part of current day Lowry, too: it’s the site for community meetings, home to a congregation, and hosts annual events such as the Speaker Series.

The siding of the Chapel is in dire need of restoration. The “Side With Us” Restoration Campaign launched in late 2018 to raise funds to restore the historic siding of the Chapel. The Lowry Community Master Association was able to match $10,000 in your donations to launch the campaign! The Colorado State Historic Fund also provided a $104,000 matching grant, bringing the Campaign closer to its $204,000 goal. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! If you have not donated yet, you can do so here. Keep an eye on the thermometer sign at the front of the Chapel to see how your gift has or will impact the project!

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