March 2018 Around Town

Melton Design Build of Boulder, CO Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Melton Design Build of Boulder, CO has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, for the fourth consecutive year. The four time winner, 25-year-old, full-service design/build firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“The Melton Design Build team is honored to be recognized for these awards for the fourth year in a row. Our team focuses on ensuring each customer has an exceptional experience and that our designs are innovative, beautiful, and most importantly meet the needs of our clients. We’re ecstatic to see our efforts rewarded on a platform with so many beautiful projects and talented companies,”  said Heather Dieck, Marketing Manager for Melton Design Build.

Boulder Country Day School among 3 Denver area schools chosen to host Girls Who Code summer camp programs 
launching in Summer 2018

Boulder Country Day School is proud to be part of Girls Who Code’s expansion plans to reach across the US with a brand new summer program called ‘Campus.’
Fewer than 1 in 4 computer scientists are women—and that number is declining. Girls Who Code is urgently working to close the gap. Campus will be offering programs to over 1,000 girls in middle school and high school across six cities. The programs condense Girls Who Code’s award-winning curriculum into an accelerated 10-day summer course that will help girls get an edge for college, connect with other girls with similar interests, and build twenty-first century skills like confidence and bravery. As part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Girls Who Code has set aside 20 percent of its seats for need-based scholarships. Deloitte will fund these scholarships in all Campus programs as the 2018 National Scholarship Sponsor.

Recycled Runway™ Welcomes It’s Largest Class of 
Designers to Date

On April 10, 2018, 33 young designers will showcase their own creative masterpieces at The Boulder Theater for the 9th Recycled Runway™ show. Recycled Runway™ is a design competition for Middle and High School students who create high fashion garments entirely out of found and recycled materials and the results are breathtaking. Things like old x-rays, coffee filters, and worn out bicycle tire tubes are magically transformed by these young people into designs that rival those seen on the catwalks during New York fashion week, only a bit more trashy, in the best sense possible.
The Creative Lab at Common Threads in Boulder has been organizing and running Recycled Runway for years and is excited to announce that this year’s show attracted more applicants than ever and will feature the highest number of designers ever. Moreover, among this group of creative young minds in 6th through 12th grades, there are a couple of participants coming from as far away as Denver and Golden to take part. Recycled Runway™ functions as a guided independent study workshop and these designers not only learn how to work with difficult materials, but they also learn lessons of perseverance and gain a confidence and poise that they carry with them into the world. Always adding to the energy and sense of community that this event percolates is the fact that a local nonprofit receives all of the net profits from the show. Blue Sky Bridge is the nonprofit recipient for the 2018 show. This enduring charitable spirit is definitely part of what has propelled the competition’s popularity.

16th Annual Whittier-Mapleton 
Garden Tour Set for Saturday June 2

Downtown Boulder’s Whittier International Elementary School is holding its 16th annual self-guided Garden Tour Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Garden Tour has established itself as Boulder’s premier garden tour, opening up to eight exceptional gardens (many that are tucked away and new to this year’s tour) in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood. Attracting more than 700 visitors annually, the Garden Tour is a must-do, interactive event in Boulder as well as Whittier Elementary school’s most successful fundraiser. Last year’s Garden Tour proceeds (a record $42,000) accounted for more than one-third of the Whittier PTA’s budget for the year, and enabled the school to provide essential and enriching programs for its more than 400 impressionable students.

“The Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour is an amazing way to kick off summer and celebrate Colorful Colorado and our beautiful, local gardens,” said Garden Tour Committee leader Julie Grayson. “This tour is a unique opportunity for the public to see some of Boulder’s most inspiring private gardens, while also supporting downtown Boulder’s historic Whittier Elementary School.”

Garden Tour guests can indulge in treats from Spruce Confections and Sweet Cow, and delicious food from The French Twist and BVSD’s Munchie Machine in the tented dining area at the “Hive”. Members of the Boulder Garden Club, People and Pollinators Action Network and Colorado Green Builders Guild will also be on-hand at the “Hive” to serve as resources for all garden-lovers.

Also, in conjunction with the Whittier-Mapleton Garden Tour is Mapleton Hill’s annual Rummage Sale where people come from near and far to find “new” old treasures and treats in more than 65 front yards in the Mapleton Hill area. 100 percent of the proceeds from the Garden Tour benefit Whittier International Elementary School, a public school that, at 135 years old, is the oldest school in Colorado that has been continuously operating in the same location.