Community Matters

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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.


Enjoy a Full Slate of Summer Celebrations

As our temperatures rise, the opportunities to enjoy our mountain summer are heating up, too. This month ends on a high note with the first Hops Drops Music Festival, and July begins with the longstanding tradition of the Freedom Run for Mount Evans Home Health Care...

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Fundraisers Blossom as Summer Nears

It’s hard to beat outdoor gatherings in the mountains. Coming up are some fresh-air fundraisers in beautiful settings for outstanding causes. Whether you are drawn to the arts, land conservation or creating opportunities for the developmentally disabled, you’ll find a...

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Giving Back in Troubling Times

As press time approaches, the war in Ukraine has taken an even more disastrous turn with intensified fighting, a rising death toll and a widespread scarcity of food, water and shelter. The attacks have targeted the hearts of the Ukrainian people as schools, residences...

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Film, Fame and Fun-Raising

February is often associated with matters of the heart. Whether your passions fuel romance or you are passionate about a cause, your heart may be a bit fuller this month. If you feel a connection to the environment, education or encouraging youth development, this...

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Answering the Call of the New Year

As we begin 2022, our hearts ache for the families who lost their homes, beloved pets and irreplaceable keepsakes when the Marshall and Middle Fork fires struck at the close of 2021. After watching news footage of the violent flames ripping across neighborhoods and...

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Gifts and Giving Back

Chances are, you are reading this column when Christmas is less than one week away. If you still have shopping to do, or perhaps all of your shopping to do, fear not. Your timing is perfect because your last-minute purchases can make a lasting impact on local...

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The Sounds of the Season Are Upon Us

The ringing of the Salvation Army bells, the live Christmas concert singalongs, and the sounds of families delighting in a winter festival signal another memorable holiday season in our mountain community. These joyful noises are especially desirable this year after...

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Holiday Fundraisers Make a Comeback

Knock on wood… there is a great slate of holiday fundraisers returning after going dormant in 2020. We can join our friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving and early holiday shopping days all while benefiting our local nonprofits. So dig your...

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