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good causes,Lone Tree

September 20, 2009

Celebrity Bartender Night at Pasta Jay’s Lone Tree (9/18/09)

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Pasta Jay’s Lone Tree hosted Celebrity Bartender Night Friday night.  Over 15 retired NFL, AFL, MLB and Boxing Champions took over the restaurant and worked for tips, with all money raised going to benefit the Military Family Relief Fund.

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Thanks to Shawna Mckeown for her great photos.

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The Military Family Relief Fund assists Colorado military families impacted by mobilization, including National Guard members and reservists deployed as a result of mobilizations since 9/11. It also provides financial assistance for active duty military members deployed to hostile fire zones.  Not only does the fund make up loss in salary, but families may also qualify for help defraying increased expenses for food, housing, utilities, medical service, and other expenses incurred when a family member leaves civilian employment.

Colorado University,good times

Friends of Pasta Jay cheer for CU, and celebrate Mike Colucci’s Birthday (9/6/09)

On September 6, 2009 we celebrated Mike Colucci’s birthday, watching CU play Toledo.  What a good looking bunch of football fans!  They started out the day smiling, anyway.

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Tennis Hall of Famer Tony Trabert

Tony Trabert

Tennis Hall of Famer Tony Trabert, will be the guest of honor at the Champion’s Dinner, during the Colorado State Open. He graciously joins AZ IN THE TENNIS ZONE for a Sunday evening conversation that you will enjoy!

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Duration: 17:39

Colorado University

Folsom Field: Most beautiful place to watch a college football game

And to see the Grateful Dead


September 3,  1972

There was a huge late-summer storm, the field turned to mud.  The band left for a little while, then when they came back they played Casey Jones, and the sun came out.  The Rainbow Family handed out gifts.  That’s all I remember.

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Pasta Jay’s Feeds The Bands

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Pasta Jay’s Boulder fed the  marching bands of CU and Toledo before the game in Boulder on September 6, 2009. 

The food was so good; at halftime, these bands from rival schools joined together for the half-time show.

Colorado University

Game Ball Presented to Coach Dan Hawkins

awards and honors

Jay Elowsky, and the class of 2009 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame


by Fred Kreider

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame has selected seven new inductees for 2009.  This year’s inductees, nominated by peers and colleagues, will be recognized for their significant business and community achievements and leadership. 

The 17th annual induction luncheon is at 11:30 AM on Thursday, April 30 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Longmont. 

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame recognizes businessmen and women who have and continue to exemplify business, cultural and philanthropic achievements that serve as the foundation of our communities. 

The 2009 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame inductees:

  • William Boettcher:  Boettcher arrived in Boulder in 1959 and in 1964 purchased a collection agency with his wife with only two employees.  Today BC Services employs over 125 people and counts many of Boulder County businesses as his clients.  Boettcher has served many community organizations such as Longmont Chamber, Longmont United Hospital, and Longmont United Hospital Foundation.
  • Lou DellaCava:  DellaCava was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City as the son of a blue collar working family. He worked in the construction trades to pay for college.  After service in the US Army, Lou went to work for IBM.  In 1978 he took on executive responsibilities for a $500 Million line of products and was a key contributor to IBM’s growth in Boulder County before developing his real estate operations.  For 20+ years, Lou’s community involvement is as impressive as his business success. He has served Boulder Community Hospital and Foundation, Boulder Tomorrow, Inc., Access Counseling, and other civic organizations.   
  • Jay Elowsky:  Owner and Manager of Pasta Jay’s Restaurants in Boulder for 20+ years, Moab, and soon in the Park Meadows, using family recipes to create “food fit for a king!”  Elowsky is a huge supporter of Colorado University (including all sports programs) along with public schools, organizations and the community around him.  As a business man he utilizes a constant hands-on approach.  Jay knows no strangers.
  • Dick Herring:  Herring spent 25+ years leading Ball Aerospace. He is the original CEO and primary reason DigitalGlobe is located in Longmont and he has held other CEO positions in Boulder County.  He has served on high tech Boards and facilitated the set up of Engineers Without Borders. He served on engineering committees at CU and School of Mines, and has won several engineering awards. He has years of philanthropic service to the not-for-profit community.
  • Jerry Lee:  Jerry was born the third of 15 children.  He became president of the W.W. Reynolds Companies before setting up Lee Real Estate in 2005.  Jerry’s passion for running led him to partner with Danny Abshire in developing a new athletic shoe called the Newton which is successfully changing the way in which running and walking shoes are made.  In addition to his church and philanthropic endeavors, Jerry has served on numerous committees for the City of Boulder, including a term of over ten years on the Boulder Urban Renewal Board.
  • Jerry W. Lewis and Jeff Schott:  As co-publishers and owners of the Boulder County Business Report, Lewis and Schott chronicled business developments, trends, and innovations for 20 years.  Together, they formed a formidable team, cementing BCBR’s role as a leading force for the business community of the Boulder Valley.  Their award winning newspaper included many business innovations including: the annual Boulder Valley Technology/Manufacturers directory, Boulder Valley MD, Blueprints, Giving Guide, Book of Lists, Green Book, along with an award-winning website.  

The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to recognize and honor businesswomen and men who personify “business at its best.” Since 1992, 115+ individuals have received this prestigious award.

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Jay Elowsky inducted into Boulder County Business Hall of Fame (4/30/09)

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Jay Elowsky with son Jay Wyatt and daughter Josephina
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Coach Dan Hawkins and Jay Elowsky, at the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame Banquet.

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Jay and Carol Deborski, who was involved in Jay’s nomination for the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame.  Carol and husband Ed Deborski were inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame in 1997.

Jay Elowsky and Molly Brackett, at the induction luncheon.

Coach Dan Hawkins and Jay Wyatt Elowsky

Colorado University

September 8, 2009

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Happy Birthday Mike Colucci!

Mike Colucci celebrated his 50th birthday with friends and family on Sunday,  and watched CU football.

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September 1, 2009

Pasta Jay’s and the Denver Broncos


Today, September 1, 2009, Pasta Jay’s will feed the entire Denver Broncos coaching staff!  

(No, we can’t go, but you’re not the first person to ask that question.)