Community Matters

Featured Author

Cindy Lempke


Community Matters highlights upcoming charitable events organized by local nonprofits. To have your fundraiser considered for inclusion, please send your material to by the 20th of the month prior to the month in which you would like coverage of your event. Cindy Lempke is an Evergreen resident, community volunteer and communications professional with experience in the educational, governmental and corporate arenas. She owns Lempke Communications, LLC.


Young Artists Come Into the Spotlight

Our mountain culture fosters the creativity of local musicians, singers, visual artists and writers. Engendering a love of the arts among our youth is a goal shared by schools, nonprofits and local businesses. With decreased funding for school-based art, music and...

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Rotarians Welcome 2024 by Putting Service Above Self

“Service Above Self” is the motto for Rotary International. That guiding principle shapes our local rotary clubs as they focus on giving back to our communities through philanthropic activities. Rotarians have been busy planning upcoming events to raise money and...

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Evergreen Lake Takes the Stage for Fun and Fundraisers

It’s all about the ice, as a slate of fundraisers centers around our beautiful Evergreen Lake. This time of year is perfect for reinventing family traditions and taking advantage of the unique opportunities abundant in our natural surroundings. Marmalade Makes a...

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The Holiday Spirit Abounds in Our Mountain Community

Celebrating the holiday season in our mountain towns is all about community. We’re fortunate that so many free, family-oriented and wholesome activities give us the chance to experience the essence of this special time of year, setting aside many of the hollow...

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Treat Yourself to Unique Halloween Season Events

With Halloween approaching, there is an anticipatory note in the air. Children of all ages are preparing for costumed festivities and thinking about plans for the not-too-distant holiday season. There are plenty of opportunities to have fun and participate in some...

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Choose From a Mosaic of Mountain Events

What a pleasure it has been to discover the diversity of events taking place in our mountain community this month. We are fortunate to have so many active nonprofits that host entertaining, educational and fun gatherings to bring us together while raising money to...

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Jumping Into the Fall Fundraising Season

A hint of coolness in the air signifies the return to school, a shift toward autumnal activities, and the start of fundraising season. Many of our local nonprofits will host events this month upon which they rely for funding of their programs throughout the year. I...

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What a Melodious Time in the Mountains!

Music lovers, buckle up! The next few weeks are chock-full of live entertainment from local and national musicians. All performances are part of larger events to benefit local nonprofits in our community. Rest up—it’ll soon be time to dance! Summerfest...

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