Community Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Alameda Connects Community Bulletin Board.

Here you will find public messages, advertisements and announcements. Just click to stay connected to area businesses, community outreach efforts and residents. 

Indy Street Flats, Colfax and Independence

MetroWest Housing Solutions will be opening the Wait List for their upcoming affordable housing community, Indy Street Flats, Wednesday, September 18 at 7 a.m. The Wait List will close Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m.

Indy Street Flats are located at Colfax and Independence and are open to the entire Lakewood community.  Those looking for affordable housing—and anyone who knows families in need of affordable housing—can apply for the wait list.

Indy Street Flats will have Studios, 1-, 2-, and 3- bedroom units for individuals and families earning 30-60% of the Area Median Income. MWHS is only accepting online applications for the Wait List—there will be no paper applications. Those interested can find more at www.mwhsolutions.org or by calling the Indy Street Flats hotline at 720-214-8143. I

Pickering’s Auto Service, 90 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

You may have noticed the updated sign and branding by long term local business Pickering’s Auto Service. Pickering’s has recognized the need to stay current while propelling their 43 year old business into the future. Trent and Brandon Pickering, sons of Owner Randy Pickering, continue to service the community’s automotive repair needs through the superior service and honest value instilled in them by their father.  Though Randy hasn’t been directly involved in the business for the last 1 1/2 years, the same excellent service that he built his shop’s reputation on continues to shine through their friendly and knowledgeable staff and through their exceptional online Google Reviews. Pickering’s Auto Service plans to continue the business here in Lakewood, as well as in Arvada, for decades to come.

Pickering’s Auto Service is a family-owned vehicle repair shop here in Lakewood.  Since 1976, they have been providing quality auto repair service in the Lakewood, Golden, and Denver areas and Westminster. Pickering’s is a family owned and operated NAPA AutoCare center, and your full-service auto repair, service, and tire facility.  If you are looking for a car repair shop in Lakewood, Arvada or Westminster, look no further than Pickering’s Auto Service. Their certified technicians will fix any problem that prevents your vehicle from running and will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

 

Vitalant:  Blood Supplies are Low!  Please Donate!!
Where:  All Vitalant Donation Sites

Blood donations are down across the nation and new donors need to step up. Colorado needs 450 donations a day to meet the need locally and support communities across the country. Blood donations aren’t just for disasters and emergencies. They save mothers during childbirth, children and people fighting cancer. Plus, giving feels good because every donation can save up to three lives.  For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org. Bonfils Blood Center is now Vitalant.

School of Rock
Where:  608 Garrison St., Unit V

At School of Rock Golden/Lakewood, their music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 8-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.  Check out the School of Rock online or call to schedule a tour – 720-662-ROCK!

Want to maximize your impact? Consider hosting a blood drive with Vitalant (formerly Bonfils Blood Center) today and you could transform countless lives in the process! Together, we can do amazing.  Click here to learn how you and your organization can benefit our community!

Insure carefully …  Dream Fearlessly!

Katherine Breshears Agency
American Family Insurance, 9255 W. Alameda Ave., Ste. A

The Katherine Breshears Agency strives to provide the highest level of customer service where clients are guaranteed one-on-one interaction and are treated like family.  Their agency provides insurance for those that appreciate a great company and having a local agent. They can handle all of your insurance needs including home, auto, business, commercial and life.  Call Katherine today at 303-935-1577!  

Help neighbors who can’t drive
Volunteer to help seniors, residents with disabilities and people with low incomes to provide transportation needs for these neighbors who can’t drive themselves. Even just one hour a week can make a difference through a program with the Local Coordinating Council Serving Jefferson County. Learn more at Jeffco.us.

The Gift House

The Gift House is a family-owned gift store located here in Lakewood.  Since 1989, they have been offering gift collections including Charming Tails, Hummel, Department 56, Precious Moments, and more!  Stop by and visit soon – the Johnson family is sure that you’ll find the perfect gift for your loved one.  In fact, you may end up treating yourself to something special!  

The Integer Group®

As the world’s leading commerce agency, The Integer Group® is relentlessly focused on doing Great Work That Works. We believe in creativity that is fueled by data, informed by culture and delivered to the touchpoints that create connections and drive commerce. Truly great work must accelerate transactions and build the brand’s lifetime bond with its consumers through innovative, relevant communications and experiences. It’s what we call living at the Intersection of Branding and Selling® and it’s the foundation for everything we do for our clients every day. A key member of Omnicom Group Inc., Integer has more than 1,100 associates in 27 offices across the globe with clients including AT&T, FedEX, Mars/Wrigley, Michelin, P&G, PepsiCo, Starbucks and more. Learn more about The Integer Group at www.integer.com 

Belmar Library Closing for Construction

The Belmar Library in central Lakewood is closed beginning Monday, Sept. 30 as it begins an extensive redesign project. The final open day is Sunday, Sept 29. 

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is planning a major redesign of the Belmar Library located at 555 South Allison Parkway in Lakewood. The Library will be closed for construction Sept. 30 through spring 2020 when it reopens its doors as a new, 21st century library.

During construction, patrons can visit other locations or use the Belmar Library Holds Locker and Vending Machine coming soon to the parking garage the Lakewood Civic and Cultural Center (470 S. Allison Parkway). The first in Jefferson County, the lockers and vending machine are easy to use, convenient and fun, offering patrons the ability to place a hold online, then pick up items and return them directly to the lockers. They can also browse a small collection in the vending machine and take the item of choice home right away.  Other library services, like Story Times, Book a Librarian, programs and computer classes are available at other nearby locations.

Follow the project and get updates on the remodel at jeffcolibrary.org/belmar-remodel.  Read the entire News Release.

 
Village Roaster, 9255 W. Alameda Ave.
 
Village Roaster is proud to announce the arrival of a superb single-origin coffee from Finca las Brumas, Nicaragua.  They will have this as a Roaster’s Select brew every morning and as a fresh roasted bean – come and try this spectacular coffee or take a bag home for the next morning. 
 
Village Roaster is now filling your growler with our fresh roasted and house-brewed cold brew concentrate.  Mix with hot or cold water or your favorite milk, our cold brew concentrate is perfectly brewed and a quick easy way to have a cup of coffee morning or night. 
 
Check out the Village Roaster out today!
 
Where:  Gold Crown Clubhouse, 150 S. Harlan St.
When:  Weekdays, 3:00 – 7:00 PM
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center and Clubhouse is open to teens (ages 12 – 18) weekdays after school.  Stop by the Clubhouse to design your own video game, get your fingers dirty with watercolors, or to make and sell your own fashion designs!  Click here or visit the Clubhouse today to learn how youth can get involved!

Are you a first-time home buyer? 

The entire process of buying a home is a lot of work, but there’s no step that is more stressful than actually closing the deal. Catherine Deschamps-Potter has found that many of her clients are surprised at the overwhelming amount of paperwork they see at the table. That, combined with all the stresses associated with making the biggest purchase of your life, and it’s no wonder some closings don’t go as planned.  Catherine works with you to ensure that you know and understand everything associated with closing on the purchase and/or sale of your home.  She can set you up for success, not failure.  Contact Catherine and she’ll work with you to make your home buying dream come true.

The New America School, 5806 W. Alameda Ave., empowers new immigrants, English language learners, and academically underserved students with the educational tools and support to maximize their potential and live the American dream.  New America School. 

Participate in City Meetings – Online!

“Lakewood Speaks” gives residents and community members an online opportunity to review Council agenda items and to comment online at your convenience.  Learn more about this exciting program here.

Plant a tree for the future 50

In honor of Lakewood’s 50th Anniversary, it’s time to plant a tree for the future 50. The Lakewood Loves Trees initiative is offering premium shade trees for $75 to Lakewood residents. Visit Lakewood.org/50 to pre-order your tree online for pickup in June.

The Action Center
Where:  8755 W. 14th Ave.
When:   Donations are Accepted: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
and Sat: 9am-Noon
  • Canned Goods  Donate canned goods and shelf-stable items such as oatmeal (rolled oats or instant), canned fruit, hearty canned or dried soups, rice, and peanut butter.
  • Cleaning out your closets?  The Action Center is always happy to accept like-new items such as sheets (especially king or queen sizes), towels, pots and pans, crockpots, and flatware and utensils
  • If you’d like to volunteer or organize a donation drive,  please email The Action Center at office@theactioncenterco.org.  More information here.

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