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When families prepare for the first month of school, they often include grandparents who provide before- and after-school care, when possible. Sometimes they are on call in case of emergencies or available on FaceTime or Skype for children to … more
A few years ago, I was walking with a friend – someone who I had just met a few months earlier – and she began telling me how she was going through a rough patch. She was self-harming, misusing pills and skipping work. I remember a lot about … more
The Brothers Grimm may have written some of the most famous stories in history, but sometimes they skimped on details when it came to character. Rory Pierce, writer and director of Miners Alley Playhouse’s children’s theater, says one of his … more
Wrapped around her little finger. That’s where you were, the first time your newborn grabbed you: as tightly as she was holding your finger, you were wrapped around hers. Right then, you vowed that she’d have what she needed for the rest of … more
Wooden cars created in Centennial resident Bob Wing’s basement workshop and cars made by other Toys for God’s Kids volunteers produced ear-to-ear smiles as they were placed in the hands of children in a small village in northern … more
In the 1990s, I read “What I Saw at the Revolution,” authored by Peggy Noonan, who was President’s Reagan’s speechwriter and who also coined such phrases as “kinder, gentler nation” and “thousand points of light” for George H.W. … more
Hamberto Gardian, a San Isidro, Nicaragua 16-year-old, grinned as he tried on the full set of baseball catcher's gear that once belonged to a Highlands Ranch baseball player his age. “This equipment is special for me and for others who catch … more
At 1 p.m. every Wednesday, the bell in the historic chapel at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Castle Rock rings 49 times — one toll in remembrance of each person killed in the Orlando, Florida, shootings on June 12. As the bells … more
From the moment someone receives a cancer diagnosis, they’re a cancer survivor. Just ask Kim Giarratano, who is battling the disease with the help of Lutheran Medical Center. “All the people around me at Lutheran have helped me fight and … more
Among many wonderful options for area theatergoers are these three productions: “Once again, this talented troupe presents its own special version of the classic musical “Evita.” Every member of the cast has a disability of some kind. Many … more
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