To the courageous spirit of “The Original Seven” and the other pioneers who established Masonic principles in the Rocky Mountain area, this voLume is gratefully dedicated. [Read more…]
Late in the year 1858 a number of gold-seekers had gathered at the junction of Cherry Creek and the Platte River, on land which was then a part of the Territory of Kansas, but which now is within the State of Colorado. This settlement was known as Auraria, and by the first of November a number of cabins had been erected there. [Read more…]
When a man becomes a Mason, he receives his first (Entered Apprentice), second (Fellowcraft), and third (Master) degrees in what is called the “Blue Lodge.” It is well known within the Fraternity that the Master Mason is the highest honor bestowed on a Mason. There are appendant bodies of Freemasonry that the Master Mason can pursue – The York Rite, the Scottish Rite, and/or Shrine. The York Rite consists of Chapter and Council and Commandery. The Scottish Rite consists of the 4th to the 32nd Degrees. [Read more…]
Independent and Assisted Living in the Location You’ll Love
Situated on 19 picturesque acres in southeast Denver, Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community offers both patio home living and assisted living for anyone 55 or older. The community is open to everyone with no affiliation required.
Carefree, active senior living is available at Star Vista Village, our gracious patio home community. Spacious one and two bedroom patio units offer a complete range of services and amenities for one simple, low monthly fee. There are no entrance fees.
Assisted living at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community offers an enriched lifestyle and the security that health care needs will be met all in a home-like community that is the most affordable in the Denver area.
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community is a 501(c) (3) mission driven nonprofit organization and has been providing care to our residents since 1931. To learn more about our community, click on any link above or call (303) 756-9489. You’re also welcome to visit us any time at 2445 South Quebec Street in Denver. If you need a map to find us, please click here.
The Worst happens more often than you think
• More than 14,000 Colorado children are abducted each year, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
• If something happens, such as abduction, the faster you can provide accurate and complete information to the authorities, the better the chances are of a happy ending.
• Local Masonic lodges are helping families prepare child “ID” information in case the worst happens to them.
• Parents bring their children to local events, where a computer software program captures digital fingerprints, and photographs of their children. A paper copy is printed for the parents for them to record vital information on their Child. A plastic bag is also included for the child’s DNA sample.
• The parents leave with three documents; Personal Safety information page, ID Cards and the Main ID page.
• These printouts can supply the police with the information they need in the case of abduction.
• The software is designed not to keep any digital trace of the captured information in the system. It supplies a hard copy only.
• The process is meant to be completely confidential!
• The parents and children go through the whole process together, showing the kids that there is nothing to worry about and this is being done to help keep them safe.
• You should update your child’s “ID” information, including a photograph, every six months. Children’s appearances change that quickly. That’s why programs like this are so helpful. [Read more…]