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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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Places are opening up, but it’s far from normal

It’s been a really strange weekend for me. As everyone knows, things have started to open up around town and people are finally getting out of the house and happy to have a few things returning …
grandparents teach too

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …

The reopening rollercoaster continues

I have to tell you, this is one heck of a roller coaster ride we’re all on. One minute things are opening up again, then the next they’re shutting down again, but it’s only certain things that …
The Depot Art Gallery in Littleton.

Littleton's Depot Art Gallery marks anniversary with online exhibition

Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome …

Big Mama, Felicia P. Fields, with Shake Anderson and Chick Street Man will perform with a band to deliver favorite blues songs at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Lone Tree Arts Center to reopen soon

With the start of the Lone Tree Arts Center's fall programming on the horizon, Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson is no longer wondering what is to become of the 2020-2021 season.
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Members of Golden’s American Legion Post 21 gather for a quick photo between feeding the thousands of attendees at the Golden Lions’ Fourth of July celebration back in 2018.

Golden’s July 4th celebration going virtual with Facebook stream

While there will be no (new) fireworks display in Golden this year, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t managed to put a total damper on the city’s annual Fourth of July 4 fun. Instead, the celebration …
Coming Attractions

‘Silent Rose’ is anything but

One of the worst things a storyteller can do when telling the story of, or to, young people is condescend to them. Many don’t take the thoughts and opinions of young people seriously, and that’s …
Coming Attractions

Jamgrass gives upcoming musicians their due

Every city’s music scene is made up of extremely talented musicians that don’t make it big for a variety of reasons. But that certainly doesn’t mean their art isn’t worth celebrating and …
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Local author honored for collection of stories

Centennial author Emily Wortman-Wunder, who lives near Koelbel Library, won in the recent Colorado Book Awards contest, sponsored by Colorado Humanities, in the category of Best Short Story …

Fireworks light up the sky above Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood in July 2019. Most metro-Denver communities have canceled this year’s Independence Day fireworks displays, but many are offering alternative events to celebrate the Fourth.

A different look to the Fourth in the age of COVID-19

Independence Day is still on the calendar for July 4 — but this year’s holiday marking the nation’s birth won’t look like past celebrations.
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Arts community has shows and sad news

Each year, the Colorado Watercolor Society holds a statewide exhibit that brings out many fine paintings — very much worth an excursion to enjoy them.
Mary Stobie

Remembering my dad this Fathers Day

Dear Dad, It’s almost Fathers Day and I wondered if you knew after you died of Parkinson’s Disease, that Mom finished your book Bail Out? It has a photo on the cover of you with your squadron. It …

A careful reopening means not a lot of gigs

Ring the bells, sound the alarm, alert the media …Things are starting to open up again around here. Oh, wait. I am the media. Never mind that part, I guess I’m alerting you. Just be happy we can …
Coming Attractions

Thornton Arts welcomes the summer

The Thornton Arts and Culture Division is emerging from the COVID-19 closedown with several free activities that provide artistic connection and take into account the need to keep attendees safe. …

“Down on the Farm,” an acrylic painting by Mary Clark, was named Best of Show in the Heritage Fine Art Guild’s online exhibit.
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Tour local art scene from your screen

For a happy way to spend some time — and perhaps find an artist you aren’t aware of — visit a couple online exhibits we received word of. The online venue offers the art lover a chance to …
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