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Every December we take a look back on all the people and businesses we've featured on Spotlight on Lakewood and put together a "Best Of..." episode. While we couldn't fit everyone into just one episode, we hope you enjoy this year's "Best of Spotlight on Lakewood".
This month on Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy introduces us to a young opera singer living right here in Lakewood! Then, he heads over to White Fence Farm to find out what makes their family-style dining experience so popular. Finally, Mayor Murphy learns how some Warren Tech students are getting a hands-on experience through the St. Anthony/Warren Tech Ambassador Program.
This month on Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy visits Eiber Elementary School to learn more about its students. Then, he heads to Foothills Animal Shelter to get a license for his dog and finds out why the shelter is a great community resource. Finally, Mayor Murphy gets the details on how residents can have a say about the future of Lakewood.
This month, Mayor Bob Murphy gets an update on the construction of Lamar Station Crossing. Then, he heads over to The Action Center to see what they're doing to provide services in our community. Finally, he'll learn about the upcoming West Metro Veterans Fair.
This month, Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy takes a look at all the activities available at Bear Creek Lake Park. Then he'll head over to Alameda High School to learn about their recent graduation rates. Finally, the Mayor will answer a popular viewer question about Fence Permits in the new "Ask The Mayor" segment.
This month, Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy starts with a round of golf at Lakewood Golf Courses. Then he'll head over to the Sun Valley Neighborhood. Finally, the mayor will catch up with the Ward 5 council members.
This month, Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy starts in Addenbrooke Park with a detailed rundown of this summer's Passport to the Parks program. Then he'll meet some of Lakewood's Sustainability Award winners. Finally, the mayor will catch up with the Ward 4 council members.
On this episode of Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy sees how popular the Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club at O'Connell Middle School has become after just a few years in existence. Then, he heads into the heart of Lakewood to find out more about the Southern Gables Neighborhood. Finally, he answers a popular viewer question about RV parking in the new "Ask The Mayor" segment.
This month, Lakewood celebrates the opening of RTD's W Line...18 years in the making! Mayor Bob Murphy takes a look at what's planned for each of the seven stations, then he'll take a test ride on the new light rail. Then he gets the latest information on the station parties, and finds out what light rail means for Ward 2.
This month, Mayor Bob Murphy visits the new Lakewood Police and Jefferson County Sheriff's Combined Regional Training Academy. Then, he heads over to check out the Seniors' Resource Center and takes a look at the critical services they provide to older adults. Finally, Mayor Murphy finds out how virtual comments are inspiring others at Lakewood High School.
On this episode of Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy sharpens his skills in the kitchen at 240 Union in preparation for Denver Restaurant Week. Then, he visits Stein Elementary to learn about the school's remarkable achievements. Next, Lakewood City Council members Karen Kellen and Ramey Johnson update the mayor about what's going on in Ward 1. Finally, Mayor Murphy joins the rest of the council members on a tour of the new Lakewood-Wadsworth Light Rail Station before attending the lighting of the 6th Avenue Bridge.
In this episode of Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy visits with some students at Warren Tech who are involved in the NASA HUNCH program. Then he heads over to the Blue Sky Café and cook up some pancakes! Finally, Mayor Murphy learns what the city is doing to honor leaders in the community in the field of sustainability.
On this month's episode of Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy finds out about a partnership that could help maintain the heath of some older adults. Then, he heads to Eiber Elementary where he learns about a grant that is helping children learn how to be safe around the light rail when it comes to Lakewood in 2013. Finally, Mayor Murphy visits a small Lakewood business with a very special story.
In this edition of Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy visits with some Lakewood Police Agents cooking up some fun. Then he'll meet with some important citizen advisors. After that, Mayor Murphy learns what's happening with Lakewood's new zoning guidelines. Finally, he takes us into another of Lakewood's great neighborhoods, Westgate.
In this edition of Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy learns how neighbors work together to fight crime. Then, he'll visit an organization that advocates on behalf of some of our most needy children. Finally, Mayor Murphy heads over to St. Anthony Hospital to get a behind the scenes look at Flight For Life Colorado.
This month on Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy gets a first look at the new Surfside Splash Park. Then, he heads to historic Colfax Avenue to roll a few strikes at Holiday Lanes. Finally, Mayor Murphy spends time with some special campers at Camp Paha.
In this month's Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy rides along with the Lakewood Police Motorist Assist Volunteers, then visits the Belmar District to find out about the
Belmar Summer Market. Next, Mayor Murphy gets the inside scoop on what's coming up for Lakewood on Parade, and heads to Ward 4 for an update from Council Members Adam Paul and David Wiechman.
Lakewood's Mayor Bob Murphy visits the remodeled Quail Street Recycling Center. Then he learns about coyotes from Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Jennifer Churchill. Next he visits a historical business that has helped build Lakewood for almost 100 years, and later talks with participants of Inspire Arts Week.
Mayor Bob Murphy discusses the design details of Wadsworth Station with Lakewood's Roger Wadnal, then heads to another local landmark -- Frontroom Pizza -- to visit with Steve Gordon and cook up something special. Next, Mayor Murphy learns about the BIONIC program at Green Mountain High School that's had a positive impact around the world. Then, it's on to Lakewood's newest neighborhood -- Solterra.
In this month's edition of Spotlight on Lakewood, Mayor Bob Murphy takes a look at services for older adults in Jefferson County. Then, we'll visit the historic O'Kane house as we continue our feature of historic neighborhoods. Plus, we'll take a look at Jefferson County Library's expanding services and new leadership. Finally, we'll see what's going on in Ward 5.
Lakewood's Mayor Bob Murphy discusses winning the National Recreation and Park Association's 2011 Gold Medal Award with Community Resources Director Kit Botkins. Then Mayor Murphy visits one of Lakewood's historic neighborhoods -- Glennon Heights -- to learn about its connection to the Federal Center. Ward 3 City Council members Sue King and Pete Roybal view the "Cocktails and Casseroles" exhibit at Lakewood's Heritage Center with the mayor. And Mayor Murphy gets ready to Spring Into Green at the upcoming Earth Expo.
February is the month of love, and in this "I Love Lakewood" edition of Spotlight Mayor Bob Murphy goes snowshoeing with the love of his life, Ina Gustafsen. The mayor learns about the 40 West Arts District and the "Art Along Colfax" program. He also gets a tour of A&E Fine Woodworking, the future home of 40 West Arts Studios. Then the mayor tries his hand at cooking Indian cuisine at Little India's. He also visits with Ward 2 City Council Members Cindy Baroway and Scott Koop, then gives viewers a look at one of Lakewood's great neighborhoods -- The Glens.
Mayor Bob Murphy explores a healthy lifestyle by visiting the Fitness and Wellness Programs at Carmody Recreation Center, then heading to Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage to learn about its commitment to nutrition education, organic produce and naturally raised foods. Mayor Murphy also tries Tai Chi and discovers the many fitness, health, education and travel programs available at St. Anthony's Health Passport in Belmar. From there, the mayor heads to Ward 1 to visit with City Council Members Karen Kellen and Ramey Johnson.
Watch the Best of Spotlight on Lakewood 2011 with stories on the Boys & Girls Club, Bear Creek Lake Park, St. Anthony Hospital, Firearm Safety, Wystone's Tea Cafe, The Edge Theatre, Ute Trail Community Gardens and Bandimere Speedway!
Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy and City Manager Kathy Hodgson talk with some of Lakewood's early council members and guiding influences. Bill Wilson, Ray Wells, Carl Neu and Johann Cohn discuss Lakewood's beginnings and how it evolved into a diverse city of 142,000 people.
Mayor Bob Murphy provides a tour of Rooney Valley attractions, starting with a bike ride through Bear Creek Lake Park, then a visit to Dinosaur Ridge to see dino tracks, and on to Bandimere Speedway to the racetrack. The last segment is an interview with former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong who is now president of Colorado Christian University.
It's harvest season, and Mayor Bob Murphy visits the Ute Trail Community Garden to see what's ready to pick. Then the mayor goes to the Jeffco Fairgrounds, the site of the upcoming Second Wind Fund 5K Music Festival, to learn more about the event. Next, he gets a lesson in firearm safety from the Lakewood Police. Then he's off to the Fox Hollow Golf Course to talk with Ward 5 City Council members.
This edition of Spotlight focuses on education and features a conversation between Mayor Bob Murphy and Principal Susie Van Scoyk of Alameda High School on the International Baccalaureate programs there. The mayor also talks with three students participating in the IB Diploma program. Next, the mayor goes to Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design to visit with Maria Puzziferro and Julie Stewart-Pollack about RMCAD's fast-growing student population and expansion plans. Then, learn what it takes to be named an All-America City. Lakewood is one of 10 cities in the nation to win this coveted award for 2011!
Mayor Bob Murphy celebrates Lakewood's history in this edition with visits to Lakewood's Heritage Center, Interurban Railcar #25, and Hart's Corner.
In this month's Spotlight, Mayor Bob Murphy takes a look at the new St. Anthony Hospital, learns all about the Federal Center Farmers Market, and spends an afternoon at the Jeffco Boys & Girls Club.
In this month's show, Mayor Bob Murphy visits with people from some of the organizations involved in Inspire Arts Week in Lakewood, including the Colorado School of Acting, the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra, and The Edge Theatre Company. He also visits with Ward 2 City Council Members Cindy Baroway and Scott Koop.
Mayor Bob Murphy explores the Sustainable Neighborhoods Pilot Program with Lakewood Associate Planner Jonathan Wachtel and Glennon Heights homeowner Rob Kelly. Next, the mayor visits Green Mountain Recreation Center and talks with Ward 4 City Council Members Adam Paul and David Wiechman. Mayor Murphy then takes his show to the Gold Crown Field House to learn to play wheelchair basketball with Rolling Nuggets Coach Justin Obermeyer. The mayor also talks with Todd Hatfield of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and Bill Hanzlik of the Gold Crown Foundation about the upcoming NWBA 2011 National Championships being played at the Gold Crown Field House and throughout Lakewood.
Mayor Bob Murphy takes a walk through Belmar to show residents why this mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented downtown district is a finalist for the 2011 Live Work Play People's Choice Award. The mayor chats with City Council Members Sue King and Ed Peterson about happenings in Ward 3. Next, he heads to Wystone's World Teas to learn how to prepare three-tiered High Tea trays with Chef Mark Kalix that will please a hungry man. Then the mayor shares lunch with Wystone's CEO Wy Livingston and Belmar's Marketing Director Brittany Maynor. Afterwards, the mayor meets up with Lakewood's Sustainability Coordinator Erich Harris to talk about Belmar's green projects and the city's sustainability goals
On this month's show, Mayor Bob Murphy does a little cooking with restaurant owner and Greek expatriate Jim Kattes. Kattes has lived in Lakewood for 33 years and owns Burger Plus West, a local favorite for burgers and gyros. The mayor also visits Flex Gym, one of Lakewood's most successful fitness facilities, to learn about the latest fitness trends.