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Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young …
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Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that …
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Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. …

A celebration of one of the fathers in my life

It is a challenge to write a Father’s Day column because of the pitfall of making a father a saint, which is not a realistic portrait. This column is to honor my husband, Dick, a father in many …
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Fun for all at this year’s Wheat Ridge criterium

Cyclists from across the state will competed on June 10 at the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest in downtown Wheat Ridge. But while the cyclists took their turns racing around the 1.5 mile circuit, …
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Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a …

Criterium rolls into the Ridge at 38 this weekend

Cyclists from across the state will compete on June 10 at the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest in downtown Wheat Ridge. During each of the day’s races, participants ride as many laps of the 1.5 …

Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a …

Arvadans get outside on Trails Day

The McCatty family likes to take nature hikes together. They look at the trees, the various animals and enjoy the sun. On June 2, they were one of several families enjoying the nature at Two Ponds …
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Recommended activities for the coming week

PrideFest returning for 44th year

Although it has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, Denver’s PrideFest can trace its roots all the way back to 1975. And this year’s event is going to be the biggest yet. “We’re going …

Some pointers on how to get kids into fly fishing

Trout fishing is on the rise (pardon the pun) becoming the most intriguing and interesting fishing style being pursued today. This growing interest is surfacing among both genders and in all age’s …

Find teachable summer moments to help boost childrens’ curiosity

Adults don’t need to be trained teachers to help their children practice skills during the summer. That practice is very important so skills are expanded or not weakened. Families can use 10 or …

Planning ahead essential when including the pooch on a hike

Colorado has so many amazing hiking trails that it’s no wonder we all want to take our furry friends out for some awesome adventures together, but it pays to plan ahead. Making sure you investigate …
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Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, …
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