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A peek inside Santa’s toy shop

On Dec. 11, the Action Center kicked off its annual Santa Shop with a crowd of hundreds on hand to pick out toys for their children. Over the ensuing six days, more than 3,500 low income parents … more

Seasonal cheers with holiday beers

The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local … more

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

A dining tour of downtown Denver

When you live in a place long enough, you develop a routine of going to the same places for a bite to eat, or a quick drink. But Megan Bucholz wanted to show residents and visitors alike that … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

Honing the craft at writers’ workshops

Colorado doesn’t have the same literary reputation as places like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, but there’s something about the state that draws men and women of letters here. Beat prophets … more

RMCAD students contribute to White House Christmas

President’s Park, the 77-acre park surrounding the White House, spends the holidays full of 56 trees representing each U.S. state, territory, and Washington, D.C., as part of the America Celebrates … more

New DCPA artistic director brings lifetime of preparation to role

When Chris Coleman’s mother shelved her acting dreams to be a mom, she started doing theater programs in the family’s local Southern Baptist church. That’s where Coleman first discovered the … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

West Chamber celebrates women leaders

Jefferson County leaders gathered to honor nine of their peers who have worked passionately in a variety of fields to make Jefferson County a better place at the West Chamber’s 16th annual … 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: 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

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … 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

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

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

Searching for inspiration at TEDxMileHigh

Who doesn’t need a little inspiration now and then? Even just a little inspiration at the right time can make all the difference when you’re facing both professional and personal challenges, or when you’re struggling and in need of … more

College loneliness leads to creative expression

Most college dorms are places for frantic studying, hanging with friends and trying to squeeze in as much sleep as possible after a night out. But for Keenan Goodwine, his college dorm led to the beginning of his music career. Now his band, … more
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