Keyword: John Akal
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A fun way to remember the Golden of yesteryear

I do something all the time that most residents here in Golden don’t do very often. I drive down Washington Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. when all the businesses are closed. That’s because I’m … more

Plan now for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities

March has arrived. It’s the month that Spring begins, we go to Daylight Savings Time, start the religious build up to Easter and celebrate National Puppy Day. Yes, there really is a National Puppy … more

A good resource for those feeling Olympically inspired to get outdoors

I’ve been watching the Winter Olympics like most people and as usual it inspires me to get outside and back into the action a little bit. We live in the middle of a winter sports Mecca and our … more

My funny Valentine’s Day dilemma

OK guys — Yes, I mean guys, men, fellows, dudes, whatever. You know who you are. Listen up. Valentine’s Day is this coming Wednesday, Feb. 14. Write it on your hand or something. Go shopping for … more

An entertaining step back to the not-so-distant past

It’s kind of weird to think about how certain things used to be, many years ago. As an example, where my house sits now used to be the home of dinosaurs millions of years ago. The view was a little … more

Golden has just the thing to ring in 2018

I hope every one who celebrates it had a wonderful Hanukkah. We certainly had a nice weather break that gave everyone an opportunity to get together with family and friends this year without a … more

Some tips for a healthy and happy holidays in Golden

Ah, the Holiday Season is fully upon us now. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday. I actually broke my personal tradition of skipping the mayhem surrounding the … more

Thankfully, there’s more than ever to do on Thanksgiving week

My, how time flies. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? That seems to be the kind of thing we say about every special occasion once we start to get older. “Can you believe it’s almost the Fourth of July?” Well, … more

An illuminating dance event this weekend

Hold everything. Just when you thought it was safe to put away those costume trunks and boxes for another year, there’s something happening in Golden this weekend that might delay storing those in the closet until next Halloween. It’s called … more

No trick, treats abound this Halloween in Golden

Trick or treat? Did you notice that I put a question mark after those last three words? That’s because it’s supposed to be a multiple choice question. Do you want me to play a trick on you or do you want to give me a treat? Sometimes I think the … more

Lots of local events this spooky season

If you hadn’t noticed, holidays are no longer single day affairs. Sure, they might be marked that way on the calendar, but there always seems to be some way of extending them into multiple days that include a weekend or something. This year, … more

Scary good JSO music performance this month

ow that October is here I can disclose a secret. It’s my absolute favorite month of the year. It used to just be because it’s the month that has both my birthday and Halloween so it was always fun growing up, but now it’s more because of the … more

Avenue Flashes: Cooler weather means it's time for hotter chili!

I swear, with all the activity and festivals happening at Parfet Park here in Golden over the last few months, they are going to have to hire the guys that maintain the field for the Broncos to re-sod the place or something. It’s been one busy … more

Recently I started playing drums with a band called the Prohibition 6. It’s been around for years and plays jazz from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. We dress like gangsters from back in the day and give our performances kind of a “speakeasy” … more
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