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Sara Zessar

VIP New Faces: Sara Zessar

Zessar, 35, was born in Rock Island, Ill., and graduated Washington University. She founded Discovery College Consulting, which helps high school students navigate the...

Simon Schwartz

VIP New Faces: Simon Schwartz

Schwartz loves Israel. At 33, he has chaired the Colorado chapter of JNFuture, Jewish National Fund’s young leadership, and is the organization’s national...

Jack Barton on stage

Funny guy Jack Barton reinvents himself at 92

 you hear the one about the 93-year-old guy…? Sounds like a joke but it’s not. It’s the true story of Denver’s Jack Barton, believed to be the oldest...

Estelle Nadel (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Estelle’s saga: running from death as a child in the Holocaust

81, Estelle Nadel bears no physical hint of the trauma inflicted upon her in the Holocaust. She’s petite, lovely, immaculately groomed. Her expressive eyes...

Irene Lofland, from Soviet emigré

Irene Lofland lived the first six years of her life in Minsk, Belarus, but she has no memories of that life. Irene’s parents Jacob and Elena Garelik fled the Soviet...

Toby & Mort Mower, newcomers to Denver making their mark

Toby and Dr. Morton Mower, Denver’s newest power couple, reside at an address fit for royalty. Original paintings by Renoir, Monet, Degas and Picasso transform the...

Mordechai Hoffman, business mind behind Hillel Academy

EIGHT YEARS ago, Hillel Academy’s fiscal situation was a train wreck. There was even talk of closing the venerable school, Denver’s oldest and original...

Gail Klapper, veteran political activist

Everybody seems to know who Gail Klapper is — she’s been a player on Colorado’s political, social, policy and educational scene for decades. The tough...

Rev. Leon Kelly, Moses in the land of gangsters

REV. Leon Kelly is on speakerphone in his downtown office, speaking to a man in another city. As his visitors wait for him to finish the call, it becomes apparent that...

Ryan Warner, familiar voice on Colorado Public Radio

RYAN WARNER is early. Sitting patiently in the foyer, his translucent eyes absorb the minutest detail. Once the clock hits 9:30 a.m., he extends a firm hand and...