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50th birthday party for the Action Center

The Action Center reflected on 50 years of service to Jeffco residents and looked ahead to its next 50 years at its block party on Sept. 14. The party was held at the resource center’s …
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Cyclists ride recently on the Cherry Creek Trail near Centennial.

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for …

Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency …
Dave Ingram, 70, kneels down to engage in “dead heading,” the process of removing old flowers to promote new growth. Ingram was on hand Sept. 11 at Hudson Gardens for its Meet the Rose Gardener event.

'Great fall bloom period' ahead at Hudson Gardens

Just off one of the busiest highways in the south Denver metro area sits a quiet refuge of nature, where master gardeners pass on tips to the public. “This year was late starting in terms of when …

Fall beautiful time for finger painting

Fingers make the best painting tools. Bright colored commercial finger paint works just fine and washes out easily from clothes. It is even more fun to finger paint with products you have around the …

From left, Kate Borgelt, Stone Gillaspie, 5, and Mica Gillaspie, 9, pick out some books for their summer reading at the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale that was on May 31.

Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. …
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Arvada High School students twirl their flags as they lead in the high school's marching band.

Arvada Harvest Festival parade participants showcase entire city

This year’s Arvada Harvest Parade took a new route, with the parade beginning at the intersection of Allison Street and Ralston Road on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Western-themed parade continued down …
A car show was among the activities during RidgeFest on the Ridge at 38 for the 2018 event.

Run up to RidgeFest

Whether you’re looking for a fun place to take the kids this weekend, or a chance to meet up with friends and enjoy live music, or want to see some interesting chalk art, or see some impressive …
A group of attendees from a past year gather for photo ops with Thomas the Tank Engine. The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden is hosting the A Day Out With Thomas event this year on the first three weekends in September.

Colorado Railroad Museum welcomes back Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine is making his annual trip to Golden this September. Families tend to love this event because it offers something for everyone, across the generations, said Danielle Riebau, the …
“Mrs. Everything” by Jennifer Weiner.

An engrossing story of a sisterly spat

I’m sorry. Two words that you’ve heard all your life, say reflexively a dozen times a day, but don’t always believe. “I’m sorry, so sorry, I apologize,” whatever, what does it mean? Is …

Arvada’s annual festival and parade has been drawing large crowds and lots of smiles for decades, including this scene from 2016.

Five things to know for the Arvada Harvest Festival

Arvada has a western weekend in store as the town prepares for the 94th annual Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade, which will take place in Olde Town Arvada on Sept. 6, 7 and 8. The …
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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …

Geezer candidates on a vacation

As a geezer candidate, I find traveling has become a challenge. I discovered this when my husband Dick and I recently took a vacation in Steamboat Springs. The first day we lugged in a trunkful of …

Children learn good fridge raiding

There are many more “R’s” kids need to learn besides the basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There is also how to raid the refrigerator. Nutritionists hope they will learn to whip up …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …

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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …
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