Meet a Westsider:
Janice Brewington

Profession/Occupation... Self-employed contract worker, currently employed as a Scoutreach program assistant for the Pikes Peak Boy Scout Council.

What I like most about the Westside is... aside from meeting many nice people, I like being close enough to Pikes Peak and Red Mountain to see and hear the fireworks.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... more fairly distributed halfway houses and homeless sites throughout the city. What drew my family here are the eclectic people. The downside to that is that there seems to be more of the troubled people – alcoholics and drug addicts on this side of town.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... the new “Star Trek” movie at the Denver IMAX theater.

I'd like to discover... a better way to balance all the things I want to do with what I’m already doing. For example, I’d love to carve out time for regular participation in a literacy program. When people can read, many opportunities open up.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Martha Stewart. She’s got nice but practical ideas for projects around the house.

The next time I travel, I’m going to... Richmond, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area for a family visit. We’ll tour the places my husband and I missed on our December trip – Yorktown battleground, colonial Williamsburg and several museums. We’ll also go to the beach!

My favorite childhood memory is... lazy summer days on the beach in Galveston, TX. Our extended family had a cookout on the beach. We kids played in the water and made sand sculptures.

My favorite summer pastime is... family time to do what we want to do – Sky Sox games and other local outdoor activities.

Something good I’ve read is.. I’m still reading “Three Cups of Tea,” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

My pet peeve is... the screaming straight-pipe motorcycles and a few very loud cars that regularly go up Ridge Road. Those loud vehicles make it hard to carry on conversations inside and outside our home, when they race up the road toward the Garden of the Gods.

If I didn’t have to work for a year I would... spend more time in our garden, schedule several Scouts skills workshops for boys and girls, travel to several interesting palces and visit relatives.

Meet a Westsider” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you would like to be a Meet-a-Westsider (or know someone who should be), please give us a call at 471-6776.