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Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with …
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The iconic Longhorn cattle drive makes its way along the parade route during the Stock Show Kick-off Parade in downtown Denver on Jan. 9.

Longhorn drive launches another National Western Stock Show

Thousands of people lined 17th Street in downtown Denver to watch the annual National Western Stock Show Kick-off Parade on Jan. 9. The parade highlighted Colorado’s Western heritage with …
Mylana Brooks and Inessa Brooks ice skate at The Rink at Belmar. The rink is open for public skating until Jan. 26.

Venues offer ice skating galore

Ice skating is kind of like riding a bike. After you’ve done it once, it’s easy to pick it up again. “It’s a sport that lets you go at your own pace and excel at your own pace,” said Joann …
Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton.

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus …
Grandparents can teach too

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time …

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Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow …
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Holiday shoppers left to right, Barbara Johnson, Thornton, Pauline Brito,  and Virginia Herrera, both of Northglenn, peruse gifts on display at this year’s Northglenn Old Fashioned Christmas, held at the historic Stonehocker homestead Dec. 7.

An old fashioned Christmas

Volunteers opened Northglenn’s historic Stonehocker Farmhouse Dec. 7 for a day of music and home made crafts and Christmas treats. The Victorian homestead, the oldest building still standing in …
Outdoor Lab Foundation board member Bryan Head adds grains to Colorado Plus Brew’s custom beer that will benefit the Outdoor Lab Foundation on Colorado Gives Day.

Colorado Brew Plus and Outdoor Lab partner for Colorado Gives Day

Jefferson County is a generous community. “And when you live in Jefferson County,” said Paige Brophy, executive director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation, “you want to give back in any way you …
Make-up artist Kelleen Raska paints Lisa Mung, 4, part of the city’s 2018 Noel Northglenn Festival. It returns Dec. 6 this year

Starting the season in the north metro area

Tuesday, Dec. 3 Gingerbread Houses: Come decorate your own gingerbread house from 4-5 p.m. at Westminster’s Irving Street Library, 7392 Irving St.. This is for all ages and all the necessary …
The monkey bars at Jefferson County’s Clement Park are a bit more abstract than in generations past.

The play's the thing: New era of playgrounds brings more risk, reward for kids

Millennial parents who haven’t visited a playground in a decade or two are in for a surprise: The new era of playgrounds is a heck of a lot more fun than the safety-obsessed playscapes of the 1990s …

Britta Erickson, Denver Film Festival Director and Interim Executive Director, on the red carpet with Rian Johnson, director of "Knives Out" and recipient of the 2019 John Cassavetes Award, on opening night of the 42nd annual Denver Film Festival.
Denver Film Festival

DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …
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Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the …

Pumpkin and Spice is nice when it comes to health

If you read my column earlier this summer on the world’s largest berry, you realized that watermelons are considered berries, but so are pumpkins. In many ways, a pumpkin can be considered a …
Coming Attractions

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
Kellee Clark

Finding a balance concerning screen time

Dear Ask A Therapist, What’s the right way to integrate screen time into my child’s routine? Dear parent, There is no one way to integrate screen time. Like many things, moderation is key. While …

Coming Attractions

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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