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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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Small wonders: Catching up nature’s favorite avian gems

It is one of the most intriguing, visually sought-after bird species no matter where we might live. Virtually everything about the hummingbird fascinates birders and families in general — its size, …
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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 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.
Arts & Entertainment
The Garth Brooks drive-in concert series invites people to park their cars and enjoy a screening of a Brooks concert while large events remain banned throughout the country. Brooks' virtual concert came to the Park Meadows mall June 27.

Virtual Garth Brooks: Drive-in concert comes to Lone Tree

The southeast parking lot of Park Meadows mall turned into a drive-in for a night. A Garth Brooks live pop-up concert took place June 27 at the Lone Tree shopping complex, attracting dozens of …
A bakery stand at the Golden Farmer’s Market.

Golden Farmers Market returns — but things look a little different

The Golden Farmers Market is back in full swing — but with a slightly different look and feel. Booths are spaced farther apart and masks and social distancing are in while free samples are out. But …
This image of graffiti-style lettering and cartoon figures that have been painted on the windows of the Irish Rover bar on South Broadway has been added to the library's collection of images documenting COVID-19's impact on the Denver area, which can be viewed online.

Documenting a pandemic in Denver

When six-year-old Noah Alpert decided to express his feelings about his life during the COVID-19 pandemic in a song, he never could have imagined that song would someday end up in the collection of a …
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 …

Cider Days was created over 40 years ago as a way to celebrate Lakewood's agricultural history.

Lakewood's Cider Days will not happen this year

For the first time in its history, Cider Days, Lakewood's signature event, won't take place this fall. City officials blamed issues pertaining to COVID-19 for the event's cancellation including the …
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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 …
SONYA'S SAMPLER

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 …
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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