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Posts made in February, 2014

Much more than books: The Albany County Public Library

Much more than books: The Albany County Public Library

on Feb 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you think of libraries, the first thing that pops into the brain is a stack of books. You would not be wrong to think this, but at the Albany County Library much more can be found than just shelves of reading material. Changes both large and small are happening at the local Laramie library. Cindy Moore, county librarian, kindly sat down to discuss all that is going on at the library and all they have to offer the community. One of the most notable changes that the Albany Co. Library is experiencing is the instillation of a new ceiling. “The addition of new ceiling really brightens up the whole library, we received a great grant to complete the project. It will be more energy efficient and will increase reflexivity,” said Moore. The ceiling is almost complete, with just a few more tiles to be installed. The next renovation coming to the library will be the implementation of an RFID system. The system would streamline efficiency for the library’s inventory as well as put in a self-check out system. “We are very excited about the RFID system, we are not a highly funded county, but with the voters of Albany County’s initiative to see this project happen we are able to bring it to the library. It will increase functionality and increase privacy for those who want that. We are very grateful to the voters who have made this project possible,” said Moore. The services that the Albany County library provides to the community make it as unique as the changes that are happening. For those who are concerned with tax day quickly approaching the library has partnered with the United Way of Albany County to bring tax forms and tax filing help for those who qualify. You can find out more information about the program at the Albany County Library, or by going to http://www.unitedwayalbanycounty.org. Another new addition to the library’s reading materials are called Playaway. This new system is an all-in-one audio book that is smaller than a cell phone, but contains one book and all the buttons to control it on the back. The library only has a few of these portable devices, but is currently working to increase the...

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Love is always in the air at Fresh Flower Fantasy!

Love is always in the air at Fresh Flower Fantasy!

on Feb 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

February always seems like a great month to share a little love! With Valentine’s day last weekend, why not surprise that special someone with “just because” flowers?  Fresh Flower Fantasy is there to cover all your floral needs for whatever the occasion may be! They have beautiful bouquets as well as yummy candy bouquets! What better way to a girls heart, huh?   Fresh Flower Fantasy is family owned and operated and are proud to provide floral arrangements and gifts to the Laramie area! In January of 2014, Rick and Terri Colling took over the company as its new owners and they are thrilled to be working to provide the arrangements we all know and love! Not only do they provide great arrangements, they have friendly and prompt service as well! Fresh Flower Fantasy provides arrangements for every occasion, consisting of, “make someone smile,” “winter bouquets,” “new baby,” “romance,” “sympathy” and many more! They also have a great array of prices so you can tailor your bouquet to your needs! Plus, don’t forget to check out their deal of the day for a discount on one of their bouquets. Stop by Fresh Flower Fantasy on 2710 Grand Avenue or place your order by phone at...

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Business of the Month: Care United Medical Center of Laramie

Business of the Month: Care United Medical Center of Laramie

on Feb 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

       The Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce and Laramie Economic Development Corporation would like to extend a large congratulations to Care United Medical Center of Laramie for being the February Business of the Month! Each month one member of the Chamber and LEDC is picked to receive this honor. The honoree will receive a certificate of achievement, a gift and a feature in the e-buzz and the blog Laramie Line. The Business of the Month is another way for LACC and LEDC to recognize it’s members and the contributions they make to the Laramie community. With flu season in full swing, fast health care cannot only help you recover quickly, but also can be a relief from sitting in waiting rooms during a time when it’s the last thing you want to be doing. Care United Medical Center of Laramie is trying to bring a new kind of emergency care to the Laramie community, with their model of fast and friendly quality care. They also have extended hours into the evenings to fit busy day time schedule. Care United Medical Center of Laramie is the only full service urgent care center in Laramie for all ages. The urgent care center is also Wyoming owned. Although the organization has two other branches in Texas, the Laramie branch is owned by Daniel Surdam, a Laramie native who currently resides in Cheyenne, WY. Currently  the medical center employs four mid-level care providers to deliver a wide variety of services. Office Manager at Care United Khristy Spaeth said, “Care United is currently in the process of hiring their fist M.D. to be full time at the practice. We hope to have one by the first spring quarter.” While urgent medical care brings many patients in the door, Care United can also offer primary care for patients who come in regularly. The center sees 20 to 45 people per day for services that range from urgent care, pre-employment drug testing and sports physicals. They also are contracted with all major insurances for their patients convenience. “We really have a great group of people, we love that we have a family type atmosphere,” said Spaeth. Care United Medical Center of Laramie is located at 3810 Grand Ave. in Laramie and are open every single...

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It’s all in the eyes!

on Feb 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As you drive the roads of Laramie during our harsh winters, wouldn’t you want your eyesight to be perfect? Lucky for you, the Laramie Vision Clinic is conveniently located downtown.  The Laramie Vision Clinic, proud sister clinic with the Cheyenne Vision Clinic, are part of the largest independent optometry practice in Wyoming.  The Laramie Vision Clinic offers many wonderful services.  They have one of the largest selections of fashionable eye wear for all ages, great flexibility for scheduling your eye check-ups, contact lens management, lasik procedures, and cataract surgery. Dr. Garret Howell, a Laramie resident and Wyoming native, is also on-call 24 hours for eye infections, injuries, or sudden vision loss. Garret Howell, O.D. grew up in Riverton, WY, studied at the University of Wyoming, and went onto graduate school at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  Dr. Howell has participated in Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity as well as outreach clinics which provide care for those with financial hardships.  Dr. Howell lives in Laramie with his wife and three children. Jessica Albers, O.D. was born and raised in Iowa and recently moved to Cheyenne. She completed her undergraduate studies at Central College in Pella, Iowa and attended graduate school at the Illinois College of Optometry.  Dr. Albers works at the Cheyenne Vision Clinic but commutes to Laramie once a week and would be happy to have you as a patient. Dr. Howell and Dr. Albers, alongside their wonderful staff, have made Laramie Vision Clinic a great place to make your annual eye exam! Stop by the clinic, located at 408 S. 2nd Street anytime between the hours of 8-5 or call...

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Starting 2014 off right (and hopefully keeping it that way).

Starting 2014 off right (and hopefully keeping it that way).

on Feb 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bigs and Littles are loving the fun winter activities that they can do together! During Christmas time, we often see or hear organizations asking you to donate your time or money, but with the bustle of the new year, that volunteering spirit sometimes goes out the window.  If you are hoping to have some fun in your local Wyoming community and help children at the same time, take a look at Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. They have been helping young people, ages five through high school graduation, develop positive relationships with members of the community that will make lasting impacts on both “Big” and “Little.” Big Brothers Big Sisters has developed a program where each volunteer goes through an application process and then gets set up with their very own “Little.”  The organization tries to find a compatible volunteer for each child, so “Big” and “Little” can connect to each other as well as possible.  Big Brothers Big Sisters primary goal is to help each child realize their full potential and build their future.  They urge each pair to get to know each other through activities such as taking a walk in the park, going to a museum, inspiring each other, listening to music, or just hanging out and talking. Laramie is home to the headquarters of the Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter so if you would like to contact them, they are located in the Nellie Iles School building next to Undine Park.  You can also reach them at 307-742-2227 or email...

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