Certified as a wildlife habitat, complete with great horned owls, turtles, deer, foxes, pheasants, and hawks, the Riderwood community embodies a passion for conservation that is hard to match.

Tallgrass Creek

When Judy Baxter makes a clean sweep, she doesn t need a broom. However, she does need furniture and other household items. [caption id="attachment_8791" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Tallgrass Creek residents Nancy McCreery, Shirley Bradley, Betsy Heimke, and Carol McCurdy are among the volunteers who coordinate the community s Treasure Chest Store.

Wind Crest

[caption id="attachment_8783" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Both Betty Thomas and Martha Hearron have created scrapbooks about their journeys to Wind Crest (left). I do books mostly on the happy times and important things in my life, says Hearron. I m currently working on a gigantic scrapbook of all my grandchildren.

Wind Crest
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that old furniture and home decor accounted for more than 9 million tons of waste in our landfills last year. [caption id="attachment_8776" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Paul Phillips worked with the Custom Interiors department at Wind Crest to incorporate the mantle from his old house into his new place.

Wind Crest

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.

Ashby Ponds

For Ashby Ponds Sharon Harvey, life is an adventure. This daredevil s accomplishments include working on a race car pit crew, white water rafting, hang gliding, and hot air ballooning in Kenya.


April is National Volunteer Month, and Americans are placing an ever increasing value on helping others.


The adage ask and you shall receive never rang more true for Vinson Bankoski than when he asked Judith Jones legendary Julia Child editor and author of The Pleasures [caption id="attachment_8946" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Judith Jones and Charlestown s Director of Dining Services Vinson Bankoski trade stories as they whip up a cheese souffl from The Pleasures of Cooking

Brooksby Village

On Sunday mornings while the Catholic service is underway, behind the scenes the Brooksby Protestant Faith Choir cherishes its last moments of practice, working diligently toward perfect harmony. [caption id="attachment_8813" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Ted Good directs the Brooksby Protestant