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Lakewood pitch competition to award grants to nonprofits

Local nonprofit organizations will pitch their mental wellness innovations for a chance to receive a grant from Community First Foundation. The Innovators Society 2.0 Community Pitch Showdown allows …
Coming Attractions

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 …

Denver Pops Orchestra seeks musicians for next season

Denver Pops Orchestra is looking for musicians for the 2018-19 season. Vacancies include concertmaster (paid position), tuba, French horn, bass clarinet, percussion and section strings. Musicians who …
Local Life

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 …

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 …
Arts & Entertainment

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 …
Local Life

Spending the summer with national, local musicians

Lakewood resident Tim Litherland and his wife love spending their summer evenings under the stars at Lakewood’s Heritage Center, sipping on a libation and listening to live music under the stars. …

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 …
Brewing

Taking a ride on the brewery express

With warmer weather starting to heat things up in the Lakewood area, it won't be long before residents start taking to their bikes for transportation and for fun. And now, from April through …
Columnists

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 …
Quiet Desperation

Are you sitting down? Better yet, are you lying down surrounded by pillows?

I take the safety of my readers very seriously. Therefore, I’d like to express my deepest condolences in advance to anyone who reads one of my columns while drinking hot coffee, driving, being …

Five ways being a golfer can improve your outlook on life

I was introduced to the game of golf by a business partner and great friend. Besides having a lot of fun, golf would helped me grow mentally, spiritually, while also increasing my vocabulary. My …
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