November 2015 Around Town 1


Todd Reed Wins Big

The 2015 Newman Awards celebrates excellence in the classical tradition within the Rocky Mountain Region and honors achievement in architecture, interiors, landscape design, history & journalism, artisanship, and student work. Todd was honored with one of the most prestigious award of the evening, the Rocky Mountain Visionary Award. He is excited to be acknowledged by such a great organization. The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) teaches the fundamentals of architecture through the exploration and study of the classical tradition. It exists to perpetuate the cultural memory of the past as a resource for architectural issues in the present.

Golden West Awards Heidi March

The senior living community Golden West named Heidi Marchi chief of resident operations earlier in September. As chief, Marchi oversees all resident operations in Golden West’s communities, implements initiatives developed by the executive team, and assists the management team on a day-to-day basis. Marchi previously served at Golden West as director of marketing and leasing, a role in which she developed and implemented sales strategies, oversaw community outreach efforts and assisted clients and families in the Golden West community. Prior to joining Golden West, Marchi oversaw business development and marketing for Vincent, Romeo, Rodriquez, LLC. She also served as the long-term care ombudsman for the Boulder County Department of Aging Services, the long-term care ombudsman for the California Department of Aging, and a senior marketing underwriter for the Employers Reinsurance Corporation in San Francisco.  She has a master’s degree in clinical gerontology and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in English.

A-Level Opera Comes to Boulder

Under the baton of Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes, the Boulder Symphony, in collaboration with Boulder Music Institute, presents La Boheme on November 21. Puccini’s poignant story of young lovers is brilliantly told in such tender beauty that it captures the heart like no other opera. Sarah Cambidge, the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Regional winner, plays the role of Mimi. Well-known local artists, Jason Baldwin (Rodolfo), Amanda Raddatz (Musetta), Gregory Gerbrandt (Marcello) and Benjamin Wood (Shaunard) complete the stellar cast. In keeping with the Boulder Music Institute’s mission for empowering, guiding and creating jobs for local singers, a community chorus of 50+ adults and children will lead the Act 2 spectacle at Cafe Momus. Additionally, an understudy performance with piano featuring rising singers Humberto Borboa, tenor, Carolyn Forte, soprano, Matthew Peterson, Baritone, and Emily Morris, soprano, will take place on November 14 at 7 p.m at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.

French Twist Food Truck Goes Gourmet

A new food truck is picking up speed in the Boulder area with a menu that you’d expect from a high-end restaurant. The French Twist Food Truck features classic fare, including duck confit, escargot, Frog Provencal and crepes. Owners Michael and Lori DeBoer purchased the Cheese Louise Truck from the group that also operates the Verde Truck and Verde Restaurant in Boulder and dubbed it “Louise” in homage. They spent several months and thousands of dollars refurbishing the 1984 truck, including the addition of a lemon-yellow paint job, a new engine and a new floor before launching in July.  The addition of wooden serving doors gives it a French cottage look.  Everything on the truck—including sauces and dressings—is made from scratch.  The duck confit is cured overnight and slow-roasted at a low temperature for hours. The menu also features a selection of gluten-free items, including buckwheat crepes, as well as the deep-fried Frogs Provencal ($7), whose batter is gluten free. The truck serves business parks in Boulder and Gunbarrel for lunch and taprooms and tasting rooms in the evenings, including The Bitter Bar, Upslope Brewing Company, J&L Distilling and Liquid Mechanics.

Nicholas Fiore Joins Boulder Architecture

Mosaic Architects + Interiors is pleased to announce Nicholas Fiore, AIA, as a new addition to the growing team. With a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, Nick is a licensed architect in the State of Colorado with 15 years of experience. His projects have included land planning, custom residences, retail spaces and commercial and institutional building. Nick is an expert at balancing the design side of work with detailed project and management skills. Mosaic invites you to drop by the office at 15th and Arapahoe to say hello to Nick and the team.