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Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital …
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‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
Littleton resident Kathy Powers started a chapter of the Buy Nothing Project to bring her neighborhood together.

Connecting people with people in need in metro Denver

In March, as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic washed over the nation, Jennifer Lisiecki of Denver posted on Facebook that she was available to provide child care for friends. Soon, as grocery …
Bob Smith’s “Saggar-fired Vase #1.”
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Arapahoe Community College gallery goes vividly virtual

Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts will be virtual-only until at least January 2021.
David Heska Weiden.

‘Winter Counts’ offers insights, excitement

With a tough-guy narrator, Virgil Wounded Horse, who functions as an enforcer/vigilante on the Rosebud Reservation, south metro Denver area author David Heska Wanbli Weiden leads a reader through a …

Austin Zucchini-Fowler’s iconic mural of a nurse with boxing gloves on along Colfax Avenue in Capitol Hill.
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Walls can talk — From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, street art thriving in the Denver area

When Denver muralist Austin Zucchini-Fowler came up with the idea to create a mural depicting an angel-winged nurse in a fighter’s stance wearing boxing gloves last April, he did not imagine the …
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The work on display at Walker Fine Art’s Common Ground exhibit evokes the universality and calmness of nature. The pieces create a sense of familiarity without relying on photo-realistic creations.
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Finding the Common Ground at Walker Fine Art

People are coping with the loss of the summer of 2020 in many ways, but there’s a reason that so many are finding their solace in the natural world - there’s often a comfort and peace in nature …
A "Victoria Longwood" water lily is an extravagant specimen on display at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.

'Victoria Longwood' water lilies at Hudson Gardens in Littleton are a pretty big deal

The Water Gardens and surrounding ponds at Hudson Gardens in Littleton display more than 140 varieties of aquatic plants, which serve as a cover for a variety of minnows, tadpoles and other small …
Westminster Fire Chief Doug Hall.

My name is... Doug Hall

I’m originally from Kentucky. I was raised in small town about 80 miles south of Louisville. I met a young lady through a friend’s sister. The young lady’s father was in the U.S. Army at Ft. …
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New miniature home, more big fun

While a pandemic isn’t the optimal time for the Denver Museum of Miniature Dolls & Toys to reveal their new home, that isn’t stopping them from celebrating their reopening after two years. …

Students at the Parker Dance Academy do plie squats led by Studio Director Lexie Steinhaus. Some students say their strength has improved over the months because they have been forced to relearn some of the basics from home.

Denver area dance teachers learn to think on their feet

Instructors at the Parker Dance Academy are getting better at using their words. Studio director Lexie Steinhauser has danced and taught dance for years. But even she struggled when it came to …
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Young Voices of Colorado performs its 2019 winter concert at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The choir will hold a virtual fundraising gala on Oct. 3, though in-person performances are unlikely to occur before 2021.
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Virtual fundraiser will aid Young Voices of Colorado choir

Thirty years ago, founder Jena Dickey of Littleton gathered 20 young people in her neighborhood and began a children's choir, Young Voices of Colorado. It has grown to include almost 200 singers from …
Patricia Aaron's painting "Witness" was created with beeswax, pigment and mixed media. It is being shown in the Center for Visual Arts' exhibition "The Walls Between Us."
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'The Walls Between Us' shares works by collective

“Witness,” a painting by Patricia Aaron of Greenwood Village, hangs in Metro State University's gallery, Center for Visual Arts, at 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, in a new exhibit called “The …
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They’re all good puppers at Museum of Nature and Science

People love dogs. A lot. Take a walk down any street in the metro area, pop a squat at almost any patio or take any trail, and you’re bound to meet a pooch or two. Which makes “Dogs! A Science …
Gumby, a rescue dog who survived a rough stretch on the streets of Los Angeles, is the winner of the Aspen Grove Shopping Center dog photo contest.
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Littleton's Aspen Grove has winner in dog photo contest

Aspen Grove Shopping Center in Littleton has made a point of being dog-friendly, and with that comes a furry host. After a photo contest drew 300 entries, a little guy who has had a tough life was …

A more natural yard makes dollars and sense

Editor’s Note: This piece is an excerpt from the May 2019 Colorado Gardener magazine I am a Denver Realtor. The other day I was checking out a gorgeous house that was staged beautifully. However, …
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