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Wind Crest residents are volunteering their time and energy to help others in need, both locally and around the world. Last month, members of the Wind Crest community participated in two different volunteer events. One was aimed at brightening the day of sick children in Denver while the other helped earthquake victims in Haiti.

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Everyone can use a little help from time to time. But at Wind Crest, residents have taken those times and turned them into opportunities to make new friends. [caption id="attachment_8209" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Members of the Helping Hands Club (left to right) Donna Crawford, Shala Deardorff, Marge Janas, and Mary Macllroy reach out to neighbors in need.

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Facebook, a social networking website popular with the younger generation, is gaining a strong foothold with the residents at Wind Crest. [caption id="attachment_8214" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Patricia Brinkopf uses Facebook to share pictures of her grandchildren with others.
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Margaret Elise Murphy Rowe is only 50% Irish, but it s a heritage of which she s 100% proud. It defines who I am and where my family came from, she explains. I m not mistaken for being anything but Irish. People tell me I have a map of Ireland all over my face. Plus, I have the red hair and love to wear green. But being Irish is more than that, Rowe says.
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Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? It s a good question. And if you re at a local Denver restaurant, keep an eye out you may just find a raucous bunch of Romeos nearby.

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[caption id="attachment_7602" align="alignright" width="229" caption="Skiier Harold Horiuchi is in his element as he takes in the view at Wind Crest, where he lives. (Photo by Beth Brandenburg)"][/caption] With the 2010 Winter Olympics set to begin later this month in Vancouver, it will undoubtedly spur many to try the sport of skiing (or at least watch it on TV!).
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[caption id="attachment_7605" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Shirley and Ralph Greer walk along the Highline Canal on a trail easy to access at Wind Crest. Walks on campus top their list of favorite activities to do as a couple. (File photo)"][/caption] Ralph and Shirley Greer s love story began more than 30 years ago.

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A group of friendly people living at Wind Crest have taken it upon themselves to personally greet every new neighbor. [caption id="attachment_7117" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Welcome Committee members Terri and Jim Nist (left) greet Jeanice and Daryl Milius, who recently moved to Wind Crest.

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Everyone has heard the myth that pets and their owners look alike. But now there s research saying they could even act the same. [caption id="attachment_7114" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Marlene O Neal says she and her cat, Peggy Sue, are two peas in a pod. Both live and investigate the world at Wind Crest.