Volume 40, Edition 11
Message from CHUN Leadership
Welcome to the November edition of Urban Dweller. The greater Capitol Hill neighborhoods have been full of colorful splendor this month, first with leaves and then with pumpkins and Halloween costumes. It was great to see so many people enjoying Halloween, be it kids and their parents trick-or-treating, or those of us a little more advanced in our years connecting with friends and family at parties. The array of costumers stepping into Ubers or walking and scootering along our streets has been wonderful and I certainly have some inspiration for next year.
Ballots have arrived for Denver’s General Election and votes must be received by 7 p.m. on November 8th. CHUN has endorsed four ballot initiatives that we believe support an equitable and sustainable future for our city. We urge a ‘yes’ vote on Strong Library Strong Denver, No Eviction Without Representation, Waste No More, and Denver Deserves Sidewalks.
CHUN recognizes its role in standing with our public institutions, supporting important safety net programs, and a civic duty to fight bad public policy. The CHUN board voted to oppose Proposition 121, which would reduce state income tax to detrimental levels impacting a range of services and programs. This is one of the few occasions when the CHUN board has weighed in on statewide ballot measures.
I would also like to draw your attention to one of CHUN’s signature initiatives, the SEED Awards. Each year, CHUN distributes funds to community focused initiatives that support Smart development, Enrichment and learning, Environmental sustainability, and Diversity to neighborhood in the greater Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Please apply on our web site.
The great thing about this time of year is the quantity of activities and events to participate in. In this edition, you’ll read about opportunities ranging from a 5k/10k Pumpkin Race to the Denver Christkindlmarket. November 5th will be the Veterans Day parade day in Denver, when we will commemorate and celebrate all those, near and far, who have served in the armed forces. The parade and festivities will be at Civic Center Park.
Finally, we are excited to have moved back into the Tears-McFarlane House. Wonderfully renovated in partnership with City Streets Investors, the original mansion is now buzzing with activity once again and we cannot wait for work to commence in 2023 on the new café adjacent to Cheesman Park. CHUN will have a presence in the house from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, so stop by and say hi! We may be away from the house at meetings, so please call us first at (720) 634-6378.
I hope you have enjoyed the lovely fall and have your puffer jackets ready to go as we move into winter. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Community Member of the Month
The Denver Foundation
The Denver Foundation is the largest and most experienced community foundation in the Rocky Mountain West.
The mission of The Denver Foundation is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. Since 1925, The Denver Foundation has helped generous people be catalysts for good by building charitable legacies.
In partnership with generous donors and community partners, like Capitol Hills United Neighborhood, they lead a community-wide effort to build a better future for everyone.
CHUN News and Events
CHUN Offices are Open Again
CHUN Endorses Four Ballot Initiatives To Support A Sustainable and Equitable City
Applications are Open for 2022 - 2023 CHUN SEED Awards
Landmark Preservation Commission Discusses Landmarking and New Initiatives at CHUN's October Board Meeting
CHUN and Curtis Park Neighbors Collaborate on a Walking Tour of Curtis Park
CHUN and Curtis Park Neighbors joined forces for a Sunday morning walking tour of the historic Curtis Park Neighborhood, led by CHUN board member Amanda Pennington.
The group learned about the area's history and the social and urban policy factors that have shaped the contemporary issues the community is now dealing with.
A big thank you to everyone who joined us, particularly to friends at Curtis Park Neighbors RNO!
CHUN Neighborhood Favorite Sienna Wine Bar has Opened in its New Location
Denver Botanic Gardens Celebrates Día de los Muertos
Denver and Colorado News and Events
November 5: Veteran's Day Parade and Festival
November 18: Denver Christkindlmarket Opens at Civic Center Park
November 19: Pumpkin Pie 5K/10K
Compost Your Leaves
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