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Taking collections one step further

Does your family have special collections? Maybe they collect tools, spare change, stamps, ornaments, seashells, or photos.  Young children also are drawn to collecting things. These collections … more

Some summer good news, bad news

It looks like we are hitting the good news/bad news stage as far as events in the area go. More things are opening up, but others have made the final decision to pull the plug for this summer and … more

Guest OpEd: A teacher’s reflections

This week was our last week of school and I spent the morning reflecting on my 8th year of teaching. It’s been definitely the biggest rollercoaster ride of a year of all time. I’m proud to be a … more

Fun to be had around town during this slow repoening

As we all have seen, things are starting to open up a little bit more around here. People seem to be getting used to the ideas of social distancing and using masks and other protective measures when … more

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s … more

Reigniting creativity at the Arvada Center

As we enter the post-quarantine world, there are a vast array of jobs, industries and organizations that are going to need help coming back to life. The arts are certainly on this list, and the … more

‘The Departure’ aims for hope, inspiration

For west Jefferson County high school student Micah Wilson, the healing power of music inspired him to explore mental illness in his debut album, “The Departure,” which will be released on … more

Some tips on starting off summer in spite of COVID-19

At this point, saying that we live in strange times kind of goes without saying, doesn’t it? There is nothing to compare with what the world is going through and I know that so many people, … more

From the mountains of Vail to audience’s homes

One of the most challenging things about attending the annual Vail Film Festival is spending your time inside a movie theater when you’re in such a beautiful mountain town. That won’t be a … more

The Rose is open and nature can be terrifying

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned, in this column, that I was spending some of this COVID shutdown working on refinishing a drum set, since every venue bands can play at is shut down right now. Well, … more

Help protect historic structures from the couch

For the last decade, HistoriCorps — founded in Denver and now based in Morrison — has been striving to protect the historic buildings that keep the stories of our country alive from disrepair, … more

As this stretches on, howl it out

Well, here we are in week three, or four or … I don’t know, I’ve lost track of time completely lately. All I know is that it’s been quite a while since everything shut down for the Covid-19 … more

Lakewood reopens Fox Hollow and Homestead Golf Courses

With playgrounds and parks all over the metro area closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19, options for people to safely get some outdoor time have become limited. But on April 18 the City of … more

How to still have a howling good time

I have to tell you, I’ve learned a lot since this COVID-19 isolation started. At first I was educated about everything I didn’t know about what constitutes a virus, how it develops and spreads … more

Colorado Symphony commits to #PlayOn

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been relying on music something fierce to keep me sane and calm(ish) during this time in quarantine. And despite the fact that we can’t go out to see their … more

An update from my end of the avenue

As an older guy, keeping track of time is a challenge in itself, but now that we are all supposed to stay home and most of my work is on hold, all of the little weekly markers I usually rely on to … more

Arvada Center invites artists to share quarantine creations

As a working artist, Collin Parson — the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator — understands the need to create during such a tumultuous time. But with exhibitions canceled all over … more

Many online avenues to entertainment

Well, another week of closures and self quarantining has passed and I wish I could say that it looks like things are improving out there and getting better, but the truth is, it’s not. The latest … more

Watch movies and support Denver Film simultaneously

While we’re all stuck indoors protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19, many will be streaming some of the movies we might’ve missed recently. But if you’re itching to see something new … more

Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've … more
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