Recognized For Working in the Deaf Community

Recognized For Working in the Deaf Community

We are only into April and this year has already been full of surprises for me. After working in the real-estate business  for 25 years and working along side the Deaf Community, I was recognized by Realtor Magazine and 303 Magazine.

This is a great accomplishment, not only for me but for the Deaf Community. It brought to light how a lot of Deaf people get taken advantage of by Realtors and Mortgage Lenders because of the communication barrier. This is why I do what I do. I am one of the few bilingual ASL Agents in Colorado and I will do everything I can do make sure my deaf clients are taken care of and are getting the best service possible on all ends.

Please take time to read the articles and contact me if you need help buying, selling or refinancing.

Maria Gallucci

303 Magazine

Realtor Magazine

4th of July Party Ideas!

Quickie Garland

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Independence Punch


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A drinkable 4th of July flag! Big Bear’s Wife mixed up a patriotic beverage using cranberry juice, blue Gatorade Frost, Diet 7-Up, and ice cubes for a refreshing party cooler.

Flag Canopy


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Create a classy canopy and mood lighting for your 4th of July party with this genius idea from Style Me Pretty. Tie red, white, and blue paper streamers onto big-bulb outdoor lights, and hang above a picnic table or a grassy dance space.

Muffin Tin Art Caddy


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Vaccuming in High Heels & Pearls created this quick DIY with a muffin tin and some red, white, and blue buttons, beads, and other odds and ends. For a 4th of July party activity, leave it out on a backyard table for kids to string necklaces and bracelets.

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Make snow cones that won’t melt—these beauties are actually Bakerella cupcakes in disguise. A glittery tri-color frosting tops a layered three-color cake that you (and your party guests) have got to see to believe.

Firework Rings

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Make fun fireworks accessories with the kids using this tutorial from Fantastic Fun and Learning. Twist together sparkly tinsel stems (or patriotic-color pipe cleaners) to create cute rings.

Cool Soda Bar

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Desserts on the 4th of July can be used as party decorations with this sweet soda bar idea from Let’s Dish. Group red, blue, and clear soda bottles on a table with small bowls of striped straws, cherries, sprinkles. After the grill is off, bring out ice cream and let guests make their own ice-cream floats.

Have a safe 4th of July weekend! 

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The Jefferson Park Neighborhood

Jefferson Park was created during the early 20th century on the site of a disused landfill. It was named after Thomas Jefferson in order to compete with Washington Park, which had recently been named. Jefferson Park, and the surrounding neighborhood of the same name, overlook downtown Denver from its situation in the area known as Northwest Denver. Stationed on a bluff above the city, the park has excellent views over the city, particularly the Central Platte Valley.

Excellent transport links connect Jefferson Park to the downtown area and the rest of the city. With downtown Denver and highlands Square within easy reach, there are plenty of nearby opportunities for entertainment, dining, and shopping.

The main commercial area within the Jefferson Park neighborhood is Federal Boulevard, which offers a good selection of stores and restaurants. A diverse range of architectural styles can be found in Jefferson Park, due to the gradual way in which the neighborhood has been built up.

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Jefferson Park Neighborhood
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Map of Jefferson Park 

Parks

Jefferson Park

Hallack Park

Gates Crescent Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 10 min

To 16th Street Mall… 10 min

To I-25………….………… 5 min

Grocery Store………. King Soopers

 

Walk Score: 78   Bike Score: 82

The Highlands Neighborhood

The Highlands is one of the most sought after addresses in Denver. With some of the city’s most beautiful historic homes, recently redeveloped commercial areas, and excellent transport links to the city’s business center in the downtown area, the Highlands has attracted a lot of attention. It is one of the most vibrant and interesting places to live in the city, with a diverse and active community.

During the early 19th century, immigrants from English, Scottish, Italian and German backgrounds flocked the area. The street names in the area and many of the historic landmarks still bear the marks of the area’s history in The Highlands contains some of the most historic and architecturally interesting buildings in Denver, which have been carefully preserved during the redevelopment of the area. The most interesting buildings in the Highlands are in the Stonemans’ Row and Potter-Highland Historic Districts. The neighborhood contains a variety of different homes, including many high end lofts and condominiums, many of which were built during the redevelopment that has taken place in the area since the 1990s. There are still many of the historic single family homes left in the area.

The Highlands neighborhood is one of the most attractive in the city due to the combination of wide, tree-lines streets, parks such as Highland Park, and historic homes. Highlands also has a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Highland Square is the main commercial area in the Highlands neighborhood. It contains a wide range of shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Highlands Square attracts people from across the Denver region.

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Map of Highlands

 

Parks

Sloan’s Lake Park

Highland Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 17 min

To 16th Street Mall… 17 min

To I-25………….………… 8 min

Grocery Store………. Sprouts

 

Walk Score: 78   Bike Score: 82

The Edgewater Neighborhood

The Edgewater neighborhood, located on the western edge of Sloan’s Lake, is growing in popularity for young home buyers due to its accessibility to downtown Denver and affordable home pricing. Edgewater got its start as a cluster of fishing shacks in the early 1900s, but has since grown to a full town with its’ own style and energy.

Edgewater Park, overlooking Sloan’s Lake, is a great place for kids to play and hang out, for adults to meet and greet each other, and for dogs to run (on leash of course) near the water’s edge. The town’s mayor, city council, and business people feel that Edgewater’s time has come to create a true neighborhood character. Based on the location of the park and lake, and the well-attended Dragon Boat Festival held each summer on the lake.

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Edgewater Map

Parks

Sloan’s Lake Park

Walker Branch Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 23 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 35 min

To I-25………….………… 10 min

Grocery Store………. Whole Foods

 

Walk Score: 69   Bike Score: 75