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Santa House readies for another year of helping families

Over the past 12 years, the Santa House in Arvada has provided gifts to 9,337 families and 26,432 children and its volunteers are getting ready to open for another season. “It’s really incredible … more

Starting the season

Noel Northglenn 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Northglenn Recreation Center Santa arrives to kick of the event that features carriage rides, music, indoor snowball fights, holiday cartoons in the theater and … more

Lights, trees, action: Thornton ready for WinterFest

Maybe it’s the Christmas lights, maybe it’s the trees or maybe it’s the fireworks but Thornton’s WinterFest has a special place in the recreation manager’s heart. “It’s the coldest … more

Author thrills readers with visit to Denver

More than 1,000 excited readers arrived at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on Nov. 15 for “An Evening with Dan Brown,” jointly presented by Douglas County Libraries and Tattered Cover Book Store. … more

Littleton Youth Ballet among companies staging `Nutcracker’

Soon, Tchaikovsky’s beloved music will be playing wherever one goes, and dancers—both professional and younger — will become snowflakes, Clara, party guests, military mice, princes and that … more

Local musician takes to Boulder’s famous eTown

The way Denver musician Barry Shapiro sees it, people don’t find themselves in Colorado by accident. “Denver is the kind of place where people move here because they want to be here,” he said. … more

Holiday shopping with a twist

When it comes to holiday shopping, chain stores and online outlets will try to pull in customers with quantity of items and deals. But to find that unique gift — one specially and limitedly created … more

My Name Is Jonathan Cerf

About me I was born in Denver and except for college in Texas have lived in Colorado. I’m the oldest of six siblings. I’m also ambidextrous. My parents live in Arvada, three siblings are still in … more

Things to Do

THEATER The Nutcracker: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Joanna Ramsey Theatre at Westminster High School, 6933 Raleigh St., … more

My Name Is: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock

About me I grew up in Pueblo, where my dad was a steel worker. I’m a first generation college kid and did my undergrad studies at Colorado State University, where I studied microbiology. My first … more

Raising the coffee bar

When Kyle Gammage is behind the bar at The Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon in Olde Town Arvada, he sees three kinds regulars — those who come in for their morning coffee, those who come in for a happy … more

Getting the season off to a bright, beautiful start

It’s always better to catch your favorite musicians at a concert in a small venue — the smaller the better. It provides a feeling of intimacy, of communing directly with the artist. One of the … more

This year’s hunt for pheasant looks to be quite pleasant

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife Small Game Coordinator Ed Gorman, the 2017-18 eastern Colorado pheasant season could be the second best hunt on record. And given that the survey results suggesting this forecast goes back to 1954, that’s … more

Tips for seniors to ensure a joyful holiday season

It’s that time of year again – cooler weather, family get-togethers, festive holiday cheer. As we ready ourselves for the start of holiday festivities, it’s good form – and good for you – to have an attitude of gratitude. A University … more

Get into the holiday spirit with music, food

Despite all the shoppers big box stores see on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving wasn’t all that special for Angelo Coiro, owner of Angelo’s CDs and More. But when Record Store Day started making exclusive releases on Black Friday, … more

Theatrical options for the holiday season

The holidays mean something different to everyone, but if there’s one thing that most can agree on, it is that they should be spent with the people who mean the most to us. And as far as activities go for the holidays, few are better than … more

My Name Is... Thomas W. Rapp

About me I’m a Colorado native for 71 years and graduate of Thornton High School in 1964. Most of the past 60 years I’ve lived in or near Thornton. Deza Estates (99th and Huron) where I lived in 1956, was the first subdivision outside old … more

Going to great depths for a good time

Space, the final frontier. While that’s a frontier most of us won’t have the chance to explore, two-thirds of Earth has the next best thing — open water for scuba diving. “Just like in space travel, you get that same weightlessness and … more

Calendar

THEATER 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19; and 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to … more

Spooky fun

Kids and families dared visits from famous ghosts like Beetlejuice and live snakes at Northglenn High School Oct. 28 for Safe Street Halloween, a trick-or-treating alternative sponsored by Northglenn Police. The event was well attended, according to … more
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