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What’s happening on 5th St.?

January 27th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Meetings | Pueblo | Pueblo House | Stone House - (Comments Off on What’s happening on 5th St.?)
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We are planning a small gathering/pot luck at Pueblo House 816 E 5th…. on Feb. 8th. around 6pm.  Rick Stanton has agreed to play again and we’re trying to get a few more locals to sing/play. It’ll be open mic night. With the weather so cold we’ll be inside where it will be quite cozy & warm. We’ll introduce our plans, get your ideas and most of all include the kids who will be instrumental in running the programs.  Please come join us.

We had Renee and Bonnie visit the Pueblo House and what a great meeting of the minds!  Both had seen the article in the Chieftain. Renee (2nd visit) brought the start of a Hydroponics system and she is going to be setting us up with a grow/aquarium unit. This was Bonnie’s first time to PH and she was thrilled at what’s going on here and what we’re planning to do in future.  Her boyfriend builds chicken coops and she’s going to ask if he would supervise the building of a great coop (made from our shed).  We already have the pen and other things there.   We’re looking for some artists to work on the boat and make something out of it.  Ideas?
Our Li'l Red House/ Pueblo House

Thank you to Loretta Sword for covering our story and helping make our next journey a success.   We’re in the process of taking an 100 year old house and turning it into a Music & Art Center for the kids, big and small!

It’s been 18 months of hard work, dedication, perseverance and stretching dollars.   The original Li’l Red House is now 95% completed and ready to greet the kids and show them life can be about fun and creativity too.  We’re always looking for volunteers, music, art, clerical and labor.  Be part of a team who believes the programs schools are cutting are perhaps the most important.   Thank you to everyone and every company who helped make this first house possible.

Please come visit us and have a tour!

Check out the Chieftain articles here:

Article #1 :  Pueblo House & Occupy the Roads

Article #2 : Li’l Stone House and Music/Art Center

The houses will not only have creative venues but will encourage healthy eating and cooking classes.  Our garden will be used to help educated the neighbors and anyone who wishes to learn about food, enjoy fresh produce and educate kids on the benefit of eating healthy.  We have chefs willing to teach once we’re ready.

Rock’n the “Li’l Stone House”

November 16th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | Pueblo | Pueblo House | Stone House - (Comments Off on Rock’n the “Li’l Stone House”)
A real work of art!

We finished all the things we wanted to get done on the house last night. This morning we had breakfast & meeting to set out our priorities/tasks for the day and everything went beautifully. What a great event it was tonight. The talent we witnessed was fantastic. It’s so great to see the kids (little & big) enjoying art and music. Three little kids in particular were busy painting some wonderful art with Dad looking on.

We were all blown away when Cage (next door) rapped about his Gramma passing away recently. Then his sister Chasey did a couple numbers…followed by our own Alais Clay who performed her newest number (written only a few days before) and outstanding as usual.  Next up was Tammy with some poetry, then Samantha assisted by Guitarist from their PCC (Pueblo Community College). Next up was Cliff, who had seen the ad in the Chieftain newspaper last Wed. and, who came to play violin, then guitar and another instrument called a Didgeridoo, a long horn type thingy and very cool.  Alas our Stephanie (Alais Clay) belted out another during the night but with her sore throat was really struggling but still awesome. (more…)

A night to remember….by Alais Clay & Wandering Monks

July 11th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Dream School | Lil Stone House | Pueblo - (Comments Off on A night to remember….by Alais Clay & Wandering Monks)

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Gardens, a clean shed and all things ducky!

May 28th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Lil Stone House | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Gardens, a clean shed and all things ducky!)
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For the past couple days we’ve been working really hard on the “Li’l Stone House” that was just donated.  This will be a beautiful Music & Art place where local artists can display their talent.  The yard is a huge canvas right now begging for some art and creativity.  It’s been raked (both lots) with all planter boxes prepared with topsoil and manure mix.   Today, some vegetables have been planted in aboout 1/3 of the boses.  Our ducks are secure in a very cool pen with their own little water pond to splash around.   Paul the mastermind behind the “La Familia” garden next door has worked wonders on our gardens and now has herbs and veggies planted in about 1/3 of the raised boxes.   We’re busy mixing manure and top soil (all donated/free) to make great growing.   We plan to put potatoes in tires next and then design the rest of the yard.
We’re hoping this music and art center will be created by all the local talent (artists) in the area. If you’re an artist (adobe, paint, sculptures, etc.) please get in touch with us to coordinate production & design. We have in mind a stage area, outbuilding for artists, pond area, bushes & flowering low water plants and roses along the fence. There’s an old boat we were thinking could be sunk in the yard and made into a pond. Unless someone has some other ideas for it. If any of these items are your specialty give us a shout. (more…)