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A bevy of outdoor ways to start the summer

Memorial Day weekend provides a bounty of options for those looking to spend time outside. There’s something for all ages and interests, but one thing they all have in common is they get …

Q&A with Samuel Allan, Faith Christian High School

I was student body president at Faith Christian High School. Over the past four years, I have participated in Mock Trial, soccer, track, jazz and concert band. I plan to attend Wheaton College …

Hope House 5K raised more than $30k for teen moms

The fifth annual Hope House 5K & Fun Run held Saturday, May 5, at Lake Arbor Park in Arvada, brought together 300 participants to support Hope House of Colorado’s free self-sufficiency programs …

Mother-son Knight Out at Arvada YMCA

About 75 mothers and sons attended the first ever Mom and Son Date Knight held at the Arvada YMCA May 18. Knights in shining armor spent the evening challenging their moms to “minute to win it” …

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs …
Arts & Entertainment

Arvada Center closed out the 2017-18 season "with George"

Sadly, the play has already closed; however, I was so taken with the production that I want to tell you about it. With Rod A. Lansberry at the helm, the story of George Seurat tells about the …
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Breweries bring A-game to summer season

For many in Colorado, summer often means cold drinks in the outdoors. With more than 300 breweries in throughout the state — to say nothing of distilleries, cideries and wineries — the state is a …

Jazz festival returns with new bands, returning favorites

Evergreen is about 1,400 miles from New Orleans. But July 27-29, the scenic mountain community will become “Bourbon Street with Altitude” as it hosts the 17th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival. …

Bring your appetite - it's the third annual Food Truck Carnival

It’s only taken three years to turn Northglenn into the most diverse dining district in the Denver Metro area for one weekend, the third annual Food Truck Carnival. “The first year we did this, …

An old warrior takes to the sky again

On May 5 and 6, a Flying Fortress will be soaring through the skies above Colorado. Its name is the Madras Maiden and it’s a 1944 Boeing B-17 — a World War II bomber plane that can tell a story …
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Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how …

Learning skills with vehicles and figures

A great way to spend time with preschool children is playing with them on the floor. If it is difficult to get on the floor and get up again (common), sit at a table or snack bar that is set up for …

Our Mother’s Things: A Mother’s Day Tribute

We were in no rush. Our mother had lived in her own apartment in my sister’s home, with her own kitchen, her own laundry room, her own glass doors that opened to her own patio where she tended her …

To hug a hunter or angler is the very least we should do

Like them or dislike them, you still have to agree TV commercials have become very creative, humorous, maybe even distasteful and controversial. But they do get our attention. Many of us wait with …

Coming Attractions

Festival will be one for the books

Growing up, one of my favorite summer activities was finding some shade outside and spending the day with a good book or two. Somehow, somebody at the Arvada Center must have magically picked up on …
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