Suspicious Person

April 27th, 2015
Dear Parents,
As a precautionary measure, we are sharing information released by the Golden Police on a suspicious person. Please be aware that the individual identified and pictured in the attached flyer released by Golden Police has approached Jeffco students in Golden. His interactions have been inappropriate as outlined in the attached flyer and thus we are asking for students to be vigilant about his presence in the community. He appears to seek interactions with young women and is aggressive.
Please inform your student that they should not engage with him and if they are approached to call 911 and also notify their school.
If you have any questions about the attached flyer, please contact the Golden Police Department.
Regards, John McDonald, Executive Director
Security and Emergency Management
Jeffco Public Schools

See flyer

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Bell Middle School student places in Jeffco Writing Challenge

Benjamin Reece Idler, a Bell Middle School seventh grader, recently took second place for his grade level for the Jeffco Writing Challenge. In its second year, the competition, sponsored by Education Nonprofit Corporation (ENC), a Golden-based nonprofit, in collaboration with Jefferson county educators, offers Jeffco students in all grade levels the opportunity to showcase their writing talents…  Read more…

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Library Foundation Seeks Support for Golden Library Remodel

Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) is now accepting individual donations to support the Golden Library remodel…  Read more…

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How will 2015 Colorado Legislative Session impact you?

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will wrap up its program year at six unit meetings May 26-28 with a report and review of the impact of legislation adopted this year by the Colorado Legislature…  Read more…

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Text to 911 coming to Jefferson County

Jefferson County emergency service agencies, including law enforcement, fire and EMS, have launched a Text to 911 service. Broomfield is also adopting the service.

Most cell phone carriers now have the technology to make this available. Major carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have made this available…   Read more…

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Mines senior receives U.S. National Security Agency fellowship

GOLDEN, Colo., May 1, 2015 – Santiago Gonzalez, a senior at Mines, has received a National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. National Security Agency.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in that it lasts for six years and provides a $20,000 annual stipend in addition to tuition. Gonzalez’s fellowship is sponsored by the NSA, so he will be required to complete at least one paid summer internship at the agency…  Read more…

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GURA and DDA working together to improve Downtown Golden

With the current transition for economic stewardship of the downtown area from the Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) to the new Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Golden residents are wondering about the status of both groups. While the DDA is starting to administer downtown programs like the holiday lights, seasonal banners, maintenance, and a continued small grants process, GURA also continues to make strides to achieve longstanding downtown goals…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Man crashes car, crashes in car

Customer banned from Woody’s. On April 15, Golden police responded to a fight at  Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza, 1305 Washington Ave. The manager refused to serve alcohol to a customer she believed was drunk when he arrived…  Read more…

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Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Salazar to deliver 2015 graduation keynote

GOLDEN, Colo., April 30, 2015 – Ken Salazar, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, will deliver the keynote address during the spring 2015 Colorado School of Mines commencement.

The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on May 8, on Kafadar Commons on the Mines campus. Additional information for families and guests can be found on the commencement website…  Read more…

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The Buildings of Tomorrow Are Here Today

By Erin Auel & Greg Dotson

Commercial and residential buildings in the United States account for 39 percent of the nation’s carbon pollution through the consumption of fossil-fuel-generated electricity, natural gas, home heating oil, and propane. Therefore, to achieve deep carbon-pollution reductions, the nation’s buildings must become cleaner and more efficient. Fortunately, the technology exists today to eliminate the use of these fossil fuels in U.S. homes and workplaces…  Read more…

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Meals for Music! – Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Fundraiser

240 Union will generously donate 25% of all food sales on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 to the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra.

Enjoy a luscious lunch or a divine dinner while listening to beautiful music provided by some of the JSO musicians…  Read more…

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Three new members named to Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors

GOLDEN, CO, April 29, 2015—The Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors appointed three Colorado School of Mines alumni as new members of its board: Steve Enger, who graduated from Mines in 1981, Jim Payne, a 1959 Mines alumnus, and Sandy Stash, a 1981 Mines alumna…  Read more…

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The world was tilting upside down

By Christy Steadman

Lhapka Sherpa spent two days and nights trying to reach his family in Nepal, but the devastating earthquake had knocked out power and telephone services.

He knew his mother visited the Boudhanath Stupa near her Kathmandu home every day to walk or meditate. The Buddhist religious monument and UNESCO world heritage site was damaged by the April 25 temblor that destroyed many other historical temples.

So the call from his mother late afternoon on April 27 brought him joy…  Read more…

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Fond farewell to Hodgden

After serving 21 years on the Golden Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Jerry Hodgden celebrated his last Board meeting on April 21, with a piece of cake decorated with a tree, bike and a dog.

The cake was a thank-you cake from Golden staff for years of dedication to Golden Parks and Recreation…  Read more…

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Odor Alert from Coors Plant

The Coors plant is doing some maintenance on the primary clarifier at the process wastewater treatment plant today and tomorrow (April 29 and 30). This might cause some strong odors…  Read more…

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PhD candidate chosen for National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

GOLDEN, Colo., April 29, 2015 – A PhD candidate in chemical engineering will spend the summer conducting research at the University of Tokyo after being chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes.

Sean Lundin, will be working with Professor Shigeo Ted Oyama to develop methods that will make ammonia a more effective material for storing hydrogen..  Read more…

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Letter from Tom Atkins re: Nepal Relief


From: Tom Atkins, Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As you may be aware, our neighborhood has Nepalese connections in a couple of ways:

1. Sherpa House restaurant on the corner of 15th Street & Washington, owned by Lhakpa Sherpa and operated mostly by Sherpa family.
Lhakpa was sponsored into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago by Goldenites (and personal friends of mine) Elliot Brown and his wife Wanda Blackburn, after a trekking trip in the Himalayas. I know Lhakpa as an amazingly dedicated and hard-working immigration success story. He operated a landscaping business in Golden for many years before opening Sherpa House and is responsible for all the hard-scaping in our own back patio. He navigated his way through the immigration process and passed his U.S. citizenship exam a few years ago. His wife, children, brother Sonam, and their family live here in Golden with him.

2. Charlie and Janine Sturdavant of Golden City Brewery partnered with Lhakpa, Elliot, Wanda, and others to design and construct Sherpa Brewing, the first craft brewery in Nepal. They all spent many months in Nepal last Fall to help in the construction process. They brewed their first batch of craft beer just this year. The brewery is located south-west of Kathmandu. The earthquake’s epicenter was north-west of the brewery.
Amazingly, the brewery seems to have come through the quake pretty much intact and everyone there is safe.

If you stop by GCB, I think you can still buy a can of Khumbu Kolsch, brewed at GCB to the Sherpa Brewery recipe. I highly recommend it.

Lhakpa’s parents and other family members live in Kathmandu and are shaken but safe.

Janine Sturdavant has created a crowd-funding site to help with relief efforts and sent me the following email:
“We are raising money through Indiegogo in order to get help to the people of Nepal through our Sherpa family, friends and employees. The next few weeks will be a terrible time as they run out of food, fuel and patience. Since we have a bank account in Nepal, we can transfer funds overnight to the Sherpas in place who can help.
Here is the Indiegogo link. Please share everywhere you can. ”

Janine indicated that although clothing and other supplies are needed, they require time and logistical support to get them there and they can provide more immediate and effective help though this crowd-funding effort using their own Sherpa Brewery personnel and Sherpa families in Kathmandu.

CLICK HERE to support HELP Nepal!

Tom Atkins, President, Golden Historic Neighborhoods Association
1110 12th Street, Golden CO 80401

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Four teams place overall at Senior Design Trade Fair

GOLDEN, Colo., April 28, 2015 – Forty teams of students in the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences have spent the last two semesters working on projects to present at the Senior Design Trade Fair which was held April 23. Faculty, industry representatives and alumni judged teams on their ability to define, analyze and address a design problem and to present their work through display and dialogue…  Read more…

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Jeffco sports roundup for May 30th

Compiled by Chase Ellis

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City of Golden Weekly Digest

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Colorado History: Colorado Mountain Club is Founded

KUSA – Today the mountains of Colorado are continuously flooded with people flocking to enjoy the bountiful trails. But imagine what it was like for the mountaineers at the turn of the century. [Photo: Denver A to Z hikers] Bulky wool clothing, heavy equipment and blisters all were part of the journey. These mountaineers were true adventurers who created what became the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC).

April 26 marks the anniversary of the founding of the CMC in 1912. As one of Colorado’s oldest organizations, the CMC focuses on conservation, advocacy, youth and adult education, and outdoor recreation adventures…  Read more…

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Senior design teams work with local coop to design food hub

Imagine a 10,000-square-foot “food hub” that would allow Golden residents access to local foods from Front Range farmers. Eileen Regan, an active member of Golden Farming Cooperative (GoFarm), asked Mines senior design students to outline how the nonprofit could construct a green, low-impact, mobile CSA pick up site where farmers could store and distribute their products…  Read more…

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Engineering Physics student receives $155K nuclear energy research grant

GOLDEN, Colo., April 27, 2015 – A senior in Engineering Physics is starting her post-graduate career on a high note after receiving a $155,000 fellowship to support her research into using current technology to reduce the radioactive material produced by commercial nuclear reactors.

Tessa May Hennigh, who graduates this May, is staying at Mines to pursue an ME and PhD in Nuclear Engineering. She’ll be working with Mark Deinert, who joins the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program this summer, and Dr. Andrew Osborne, a post-doctoral researcher in Deinert’s group…  Read more…

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Mines cohosting all-ages running and mobility clinic for amputees May 2

GOLDEN, Colo., April 27, 2015 – The Colorado School of Mines Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research, along with Hanger Clinic and Freedom Innovations, will hold a free, all-ages running and mobility clinic for amputees May 2 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Stermole Track and Field Complex adjacent to the Mines campus in Golden.

This is the second year this event has been hosted at Mines. Last year, approximately 40 amputees with various skill levels ages 3 to 70 attended the event…  Read more…

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Time for some spring cleaning

With all the wet and cold weather over the last few weeks it might have slipped your mind that it’s Spring cleaning time once again, and also time to take advantage of an annual event that the City of Golden sponsors to help get rid of all that debris collected throughout the Winter months.

It’s Golden Community Pride Days this coming weekend, Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3…  Read more…

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Five new trees planted for Earth Day

By Glenn Wallace

Golden grew a little greener this Earth Day, thanks to a team-up between some of the city’s youth, and a local business.

Natural Grocers, which was founded in Golden 60 years ago, sponsored the tree planting, paying for five new trees to be added to Vanover Park, at the corner of Ford Street and Water Street…  Read more…

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Shining a Light on Energy Policy

Pun intended: Energy policy is a burning issue today. Our planet is warming, new technologies allow oil and gas to be retrieved at great depths, and renewable energy sources are cheaper and more widely used. Colorado’s policies are constantly evolving. The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will be examining the energy policies of the United States, Colorado, Jefferson County and the European Union as they stand today during its six small group meetings May 12- 14 throughout the county…  Read more…

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A passion for baking bread rises from a storm

By Lois Melkonian

Do you remember the blizzard of March, 2003?  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it was the number one storm in their list of Top 10 Colorado Weather Events from 2001-2010….

…At that time, Jeff Cleary and his wife Kathy Mullen owned the restaurant Intrigue. The powerful snowstorm was devastating for them and set in motion a series of events, beginning with $30,000 in losses that month, that would force them to sell off everything in the restaurant and close it down…  Read more…

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Safety and traffic flow improvements to begin on SH 58 in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Starting this week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a resurfacing project on SH 58 from US6/SH93 to I-70 in Jefferson County. The project was contracted to APC Construction Co. of Golden, CO. for $5.4 million and is scheduled for completion in 65 working days…  Read more…

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Kaufman appointed dean of Mines College of Applied Science and Engineering

GOLDEN, Colo., April 24, 2015 – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professor Michael Kaufman has been appointed dean of the College of Applied Science and Engineering (CASE).

Provost Terence Parker made the announcement at the Faculty Forum held Wednesday, April 22. “Support for his candidacy as dean was broad across the faculty in CASE,” Parker said, “and we are confident that his leadership will be instrumental in moving this college forward.”  Read more…

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Like hoppy beers? Try Cannonball Creek

By Tom Wilmes

Brian Hutchinson and Jason Stengl met in 2004 while working at the Mountain Sun family of brewpubs, where Hutchinson was head brewer.

Years later, the two decided to open a brewery together and decided that Golden, where they both live, was a prime location…  Read more…

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House Fire in Golden Under Investigation

Just after noon, multiple calls came in to 911 reporting heavy flames and smoke coming from a home in the 700 block of Iowa Street in Golden.  Within minutes firefighters arrived on scene and began attacking the fire…  Read more…

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Honoring Amazing Sustainability Efforts in Golden

It seems everyone these days has a different version of what it means to “Go Green.” That’s why it’s even more remarkable when efforts toward a sustainable future are able to stand out from the crowd. But several citizens who live and work in Golden have done just that.

The Golden City Council will recognize those citizens at the City Council meeting on Thursday, April 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Among the awardees are homeowners, non-profit volunteers, a grocery store and a school…  Read more…

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Pedestrian struck, killed on U.S. 6 in Golden

GOLDEN – A pedestrian was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 6 near West Colfax Avenue in Golden Wednesday night.

The male pedestrian was crossing outside of the crosswalk when he was hit, according to the Colorado State Patrol…  Read more…

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West Side Live! Presents swing band After Midnight

Award winning clarinet player Roger Campbell leads the hottest sextet since the Big Band Era! Swinging hard since 1997, this extraordinary group of musicians has performed thousands of concerts around the world including jazz festivals, clubs, summer events and more…  Read more…

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Passport Please: Mitchell Elementary Students Go Around the World in One Night

Students, parents, and teachers had the opportunity to travel around the world at Mitchell Elementary School’s annual Multi-Cultural Night and Heritage Festival. Mitchell families from 13 different countries set up tables, dressed in their countries’ traditional clothing, and shared a little bit about their culture with the rest of the Mitchell community…  Read more…

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Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and The Evergreen Chorale Combine Talents for Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

GOLDEN – The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) will wrap up its 62nd concert season with a performance of Brahms’ masterpiece Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) featuring The Evergreen Chorale. Guest artists for this special performance will be Kara Guggenmos, lyric soprano, and Steven Taylor, bass baritone…  Read more…

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Mines to host 4th International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability July 13-20

GOLDEN, Colo., April 22, 2015 – The Colorado School of Mines Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education will host the fourth International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability July 13-20.

The weeklong school will present state-of-the-art and future perspectives for materials as they can be applied to energy generation and storage for sustainable energy technologies…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Drunken cowboy

Drunken cowboy. Golden police went to Blue Canyon Bar and Grill, 1224 Washington Ave., on April 3 on a report of a drunken man in a cowboy hat harassing people at the door. When contacted, the man reported his wallet and phone missing…  Read more…

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First-Timer’s Guide: Golden

By Erin Skarda

It may be mud season in the high country, but in the foothills of Golden, the trails are primed for the influx of hikers, bikers, climbers, and horseback riders who flock to the area in the spring. While only a short 25-minute drive from Denver, a visit to Golden is a necessary escape from city life…  Read more…

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Golden Volunteer Honored

Golden resident Lois Eaton was honored at the April 16th Jefferson County Volunteer Connection luncheon held at the Lakewood Cultural Center…  Read more…

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Mines launches Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

Meet Sam Spiegel, the director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) at Colorado School of Mines. The center—started by Applied Mathematics and Statistics professor Gus Greivel and Physics professor Pat Kohl—is part of Mines’ Strategic Plan initiative to further the school’s STEM reputation, expand research opportunities and increase graduation rates.

Spiegel sees the CITL as a way to enhance faculty connections, provide them with resources and form an active learning community at Mines…  Read more…

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PhD student receives $155k nuclear energy research grant

GOLDEN, Colo., April 21, 2015 – A PhD candidate in chemical engineering has been awarded $155,000 over three years to investigate new ways of separating a harmful byproduct of nuclear reactors.

Thomas Fuerst, working with professors Douglas Way and Colin Wolden in Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program…  Read more…

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Mines entrepreneurs develop veteran-friendly startup focused on durable pop-up shelters

GOLDEN, Colo., April 21, 2015 – Five graduate students in the Colorado School of Mines Engineering and Technology Management master’s program have launched a start-up company to improve and expand upon a proprietary material developed by a U.K partner, Concrete Canvas. The team will improve the base technology for broader application and establish a Colorado manufacturing unit…  Read more…

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Mines Earth Resources Institute awards research mini-grants

GOLDEN, Colo., April 20, 2015 – The Colorado School of Mines Earth Resources Institute has announced the award of mini-grants to four teams of Mines researchers.

The $25,000 mini-grants are designed to emphasize the collaborative research efforts between engineering/science and policy researchers on campus. The goal of these awards is to provide financial support for teams of researchers to formulate and submit significant research proposals to award-granting agencies, whereby an element of policy analysis and/or the investigation of broader impacts on society is a key component…  Read more…

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Date Change – Mines to celebrate Earth Day with campus block party on April 24

GOLDEN, Colo., April 17, 2015 – Mines student group, EarthWorks, will be hosting an Earth Day celebration April 24 1-4 p.m. on Kafadar Commons. With help from the Mines Activities Council, the group will host a block party that will include food trucks, a beer garden, bubble soccer, donation stations, a sustainability station and other eco-friendly activities…  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Digest

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It’s story time in Golden

By Amy Woodward

Story time isn’t just for kids anymore.

The Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference presents a weekend of tales and fables told by some of the country’s best storytellers in “Wickedly Funny & Soul Deep: The Story Road.”

Presented for the first time in Golden, the third annual concert and conference makes its debut at the American Mountaineering Center on Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2…  Read more…

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Building bridges to youth through faith

By Amy Woodward

Young Life, a national faith-based non-profit, has been introducing kids to Jesus Christ for 74 years. With regional chapters scattered across the U.S., Young Life has its own presence in Jefferson County with Young Life Leaders reaching out to youth to assist in helping them discover who they are. Olly Summers, Golden resident and area director for the Young Life chapter in Central Jeffco, answers a few questions about Young Life and how the experience of participating in Young Life for eight years has impacted him….  Read more…

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Local business works up a lather

By Amy Woodward

Kelly Perkins has made a splash in the skin care and body treatment market. In Golden, Spinster Sisters is a household name and Perkins has moved into a new location in the 12th Street Historic District at 908 12th St. in Golden. Now that she is introducing new labeling to her products, Spinster Sisters is offering discounted prices on almost everything. You can get a peek at the numerous products at…  Read more…

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