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A good spring cleaning never goes out of style

When you get older one of the things you never think of much is if younger people understand what you are talking about. You tend to use expressions that were popular back in the day with no thought …

My mother helped save South Table Mountain

There are many good things I could say about my mother such as her stability, her cooking, and her designing our family home in Applewood Mesa. A rock in the community, mom stayed put in the same …

Passing on the importance of Arbor Day to the next generation

Some students part of Bell Middle School’s Interact Club may already be on their way to becoming future arborists. “It’s awesome to see young people this enthusiastic about planting trees,” …

Young Arvadan making her ecological mark

One 7 year old in Arvada is proving even the youngest of us can make a difference in the world. Madhvi Chittoor, a first grader at Hackberry Hill Elementary, recently had success getting US …

Arvada Center launches first Book Fest

A New York Times best-selling author will be the keynote speaker at the first Arvada Center Book Fest, a one-day celebration of books, reading and writing. Laura Moriarty will discuss her latest book …
Arts & Entertainment

Diverse lineup set for Summer at the Center concerts

Critically acclaimed and award-winning artists will perform as part of the Summer at the Center concert series at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. “This summer’s concert lineup is …
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Spring brings musical masterpiece

Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim …
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Bicycling around Golden is easier than ever

I write a lot of promotional stuff for bands and events and often times I talk about bikes and bikers. But in this area I have to really make it a point to differentiate between events for bicycles …

A delightful E-Days

Every year, since 1934, students at Colorado School of Mines host “E-Days” or “Engineering Days” for a weekend full of traditions and fun. From the Ore Cart Pull and Trebuchet Contest to a …

Storytime in Golden

Stories connect us all. This is true of a small child spellbound by a bedtime tale, or a business worker who adds a winning personal touch to their presentation. So it should come as no surprise that …
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Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …
Coming Attractions

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was …
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Exceptional entertainment every E-Days

I warn you about this every year ... it’s coming. Saturday night at about 9:45 p.m. Batten down the hatches. Put your dogs in the house. Make sure your home owner’s insurance covers broken …
Coming Attractions

The power of story at 15th Vail Film Festival

It sounds like a cliché, but everyone has a story to tell. For most of us, that story is something we keep to ourselves, maybe because it’s too personal, too difficult to share, or something you …
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Vail Film Festival kicks off with a celebration of women filmmakers

Growing up, film festivals never seemed like something one attended. They were something you only heard about on television, when insiders were discussing what the new films were that everyone …
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