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“Legendary Ladies” entertain big crowd at Community Recreation Center

Colorado’s history is well-populated by women of distinction, who enriched our heritage and made many significant contributions. To recognize and celebrate them, “Tea with the Legendary Ladies” was a delightful special event on May 10 at the Community Recreation Center. Nearly 200 appreciative folks heard their stories, told by presenters in costume and in character,… More >

Ice Arena staffer tells a fascinating life story

Gene Chavez has worked mornings at the Apex Center Ice Arena front desk for nearly 16 years. But that’s just a small fraction of his very interesting life. The 87-year-old Arvada resident recently told his story to the Arvada Press. Some of his life’s highlights include attending several Super Bowls, serving in the Army with… More >

Coach, employee and long-time player inspires, welcomes young golfers

Jeff Wasinger, better known as “Coach Wass,” is a high school golf coach, instructor and lifelong devotee of the game. He’s also the ultimate ambassador for the sport of golf in general and Indian Tree Golf Club in particular. He has spent an impressive portion of his life at the facility, as a coach, employee… More >

Fused glass classes support artistic expression, friendship

Soon after the 2011 opening of the Apex Simms Street Center, an artistic community was born. Today, this thriving and enthusiastic group creates, collaborates and shares their passion for fused glass. Kay Palmer, who coordinates the art program at the center, is a big fan of this unique medium. “It’s very forgiving,” she says. New… More >

Meyers-based swim teams shine in recent meets

Once again, the Jeffco Aquatic Masters, based at George J. Meyers Indoor Pool, 7900 Carr Drive, Arvada, CO, distinguished themselves in a major competition. The Colorado Masters Swimming Association Short Course Championships was held March 24-26 at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO. The Jeffco Aquatic Masters placed fifth out of 27 teams competing According… More >

Congratulations to the 60+ Spelling Bee winner and still champion!

Nancy Bielak took first place honors in the annual 60+ Spelling Bee, held March 23 at the Community Recreation Center. This was her third year in a row to capture the first place trophy; to win the 2017 contest, Nancy correctly spelled “obsequious” in the 14th round of the competition. The second place winner was… More >

Apex PRD Board meets Seniors Who Shine

The Community Recreation Center has its own version of the Oscars – and these volunteer stars, all of whom received awards in 2016, will get a well-deserved recognition at the Apex PRD Board of Directors meeting on February 16. After a brief overview of each volunteer’s achievements, they are presented with a certificate of appreciation…. More >

New skaters set attendance records at Apex Center Ice Arena

A record-setting group of new students is embarking on the exciting adventure of ice skating! Shown here is one of two classes held on Wednesday evenings at the Apex Ice Arena; both sessions are the largest ever. This is great news, although class numbers are still limited to ensure a quality experience for every student…. More >