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Angel Guettlein Joins Golden West

Golden West named Angel Guettlein as director of Dining Services. As director, Guettlein will be responsible for planning, organizing, developing and directing the nutrition and dining services programs. Geuttlein brings a wealth of experience to Golden West, including more than a decade managing dining services for senior living communities in Colorado. An avid traveler, Guettlein draws inspiration from food around the world, including her commitment to fresh and local ingredients for the residents whenever possible. Guettlein is excited to join Golden West, valuing the kind professionalism and hardworking nature of the staff. In addition, she says, “I feel a great connection with this population. I’ve always loved working with and for seniors.” The staff and residents are pleased to welcome Guettlein. “Angel is a wonderful addition to our team,” Heidi Marchi, director of Community Relations says. “Her professionalism and passion make her a perfect match for Golden West.”

Wonder Juice Bar Now Has Cold-Pressed Cleanses

Wonder, the beloved local juice bar on West Pearl Street in Boulder, recently added two new cleanse programs to their lineup of organic, cold-pressed juices and nut milks. These cleanses are packed with vital enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, and offer a myriad of health benefits to the digestive system. “Juice cleansing gives our digestive system a well-deserved break and floods our bodies with a feast of fresh nutrients,” says Robyn Knowlan, who opened Wonder in 2013 with her two childhood friends, Cecily Runge and Brooke Jordan. “This allows us to release the harmful toxins that accumulate within us over time.” The two cleanses—Active Cleanse and Green Cleanse—are composed of some of Wonder’s most popular juices and nut milks, each made from 100 percent organic, locally sourced fruits, vegetables, nuts, and herbs. They are never pasteurized, never pressure-processed, and are as crisp and delicious as the dozens of concoctions that Wonder has become so well-known for. “Our cleanses provide you with 100 percent organic, cold-pressed juice and nut milk to keep you nourished and energized while you take a moment to unwind and replenish your system,” Knowlan says.

Photography By Glenn Randall

Glenn Randall’s artistic philosophy can be summed up in eight words: Master the craft and the art will follow. A great landscape photograph has to begin with an emotional reaction to the scene, but it cannot end there. Photography today is highly technical as well as emotional. You can have the most profound experience imaginable, but if you haven’t mastered the craft of photography, the images you produce will fail. Capturing what you see is easy: Just put the camera to your eye and push the button. But capturing what you feel is harder. Landscape photography truly becomes art when you capture your feelings in such a clear and compelling way that your viewers feel the same emotions you felt from behind the camera. Randall’s work will be on exhibit in the UCAR Gallery II of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) through January 30, 2016.

Spyder Continues With U.S. Ski Team

Spyder, a leading ski and performance brand, announced in November a renewed longstanding partnership with The United States Ski Team (USST) for an additional four years, through 2020. As part of the agreement, Spyder will continue to serve as the team’s official apparel supplier through the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. In the renewed partnership, Spyder will supply its highest performing products, which fuse proprietary technology, form, function and style to outfit the U.S. Ski Team through June 2020. Spyder has served as the official apparel sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team since 1989, collaborating closely to design innovative performance gear for the world’s top athletes. “Spyder has helped maximize the performance of our team throughout seven Olympics and twelve World Championships,” says Mike Jaquet, chief marketing officer of the U.S. Ski Team. “We are very pleased to extend our partnership, and I am confident that, as they continue to design the most innovative and technologically advanced products, Spyder will enable us to reach unlimited potential.”

Waldorf Schools Endorsed Internationally

Boulder’s Waldorf schools take an unconventionally nurturing approach to learning, making them a unique approach to education. Initially, some viewed the schools as emphasizing play over learning, but now a growing number recognize that the Waldorf model supports educational and personal habits, which often go overlooked and under-appreciated in traditional schooling. According to the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), Waldorf schools are highly attuned to the quest to establish each child’s own level of academic excellence. The International Conference on Education of the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization endorses the Waldorf method, saying it “places the development of the individual child in the focal point, convinced that the healthy individual is a prerequisite for a healthy society.” With this mindset, Waldorf schools and educators encourage their pupils to thrive in a healthy environment where their opinions and differences are respected rather than stifled, and according to the AWSNA, a staggering 94 percent of Waldorf graduates attend college, 89 percent expresses great satisfaction with career choices, and 90 percent place high value on the importance of tolerance of other viewpoints.