At Sterling Ranch, we lived through this ever-changing reality just like the rest of the world. But here, one thing remained constant — members of our community came together and enriched each other’s lives . . . just like they always do! From offering work-at-home advice to raising money to support health care workers, we have witnessed many acts of kindness around here.
Sterling Ranch Lifestyle Director Rises to the Challenge
Notably, our Community Lifestyle Director, Kate Kunzie, has been our champion through it all. During a time when it was easy to feel lonely and confined, she made sure Sterling Ranch residents stayed connected to each other and the entire Sterling Ranch community.
Kate planned what seems like countless virtual (and social-distance-friendly) events, kept residents in the loop regarding what was going on in the neighborhood and made sure every single person felt included and safe. We feel lucky to have had her leading the charge this spring and are grateful for her continuous support.
Sterling Ranch Spring Events Recap
Daily Food Truck Offerings
Virtual Storytimes for the Little Ones
Front Porch Happy Hours
Colorado State Patrol Scavenger Hunt
Eggstravaganza Drive-By Breakfast and the Golden Egg Hunt
Sterling Ranch Graduation Week Shout-Outs
With so many grads missing out on commencement ceremonies, we knew we had to step up. We honored these students by giving them a special shout-on social media and our email newsletter. Friends and family got to chime in with meaningful messages to make sure our graduates felt special and loved. Every recognized grad also received a Sterling Ranch Summer Gift Bag delivered to his or her front door.
Our monthly educational Active Minds discussions continued as planned via Zoom. At length, we discussed interesting topics such as Shakespeare’s life story and its connection to his novels, the South Pole’s history and Ireland’s complicated future due to Brexit.
Community Safari Hunt
Virtual Wine Tasting
Blanchard Family Wines hosted a virtual wine tasting for Sterling Ranch residents. The company delivered wine tasting kits, featuring four half bottles of wine, to participants’ front porches. It was a delightful way to spend a Saturday night.
This virtual class was designed for all Sterling Ranch homeowners who wanted to get the dirt on designing and installing their yards. Our Architectural and Community Standards Director, Heather Calme, provided some fascinating info on water-wise landscaping practices and the Rachio smart irrigation controller that comes with every home. Thanks to all her helpful advice and our residents’ green thumbs, Sterling Ranch yards look pretty incredible these days!
A local mobile barber and beauty salon, The Cut on Location, has provided Sterling Ranch with on-site services since May. This affords everyone an easy way to get haircuts (and more!) right in the neighborhood. The chic, retro-looking (and uber-ventilated) truck we get to hang out in during appointments exudes a major cool factor.
Bouquet Delivery on Mother’s Day
Sterling Ranch mamas, and all the people in their lives who wanted to celebrate them, were thrilled to have the Bloom Bar flower truck return after last year’s successful event. The Bloom Bar gals drove to every home to deliver elegant bouquets. Of course, their beautifully arranged wildflowers were a smashing success yet again.
The spirit of giving is alive and well at Sterling Ranch. Due to the pandemic, the Help & Hope Center — a local food bank serving Douglas and Elbert counties — needed our assistance more than ever. During our summer food drive, residents were quick to help and donated money, food and toiletries to those in need.
Virtual Barre Class
These days, wellness is more important than ever, so we wanted to make sure that our residents had many options to move their bodies and exercise this spring. Barre3, a local boutique fitness studio, hosted a virtual barre class — it was a hit and left us sore and excited for more!
A Southern-Style Cooking Class
For this finger-licking-good event, local restaurant and cooking class host Uncorked Kitchen dropped off meal kits at our residents’ doors. Later, an experienced chef virtually guided the lucky participants through making a delicious Southern-style three-course meal. It was a (tasty) night of fun for all.
More fun to come
As restrictions are lifted and our lives begin to look more normal, we look forward to enjoying summer together as a community and attending a variety of upcoming virtual and in-person events. Eager to get in on the fun? Choose from a wide selection of stunning quick move-in homes available now and join the Sterling Ranch family in no time.
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