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Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a …

Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to …

World-changing treaty document can be viewed in Pueblo

When El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo planned a new permanent exhibit called “Borderlands,” the staff determined to offer a really special attraction for the opening months. Through July 4, the …

High school drag races keep things moving

High school students are encouraged to “push the pedal to the metal” as they push their vehicles to the limits during the competition at the May 28 All American High School Drag Races at …

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Parker gallery offers intriguing look at fiber art

“Autumnal Equinox” by Aurora fiber artist Diana Vander Does hangs just inside the entrance into the gallery at the PACE Center in Parker. It’s included in an exhibit, “Contrast,” by the …
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Breweries bring A-game to summer season

For many in Colorado, summer often means cold drinks in the outdoors. With more than 300 breweries in throughout the state — to say nothing of distilleries, cideries and wineries — the state is a …

Author shares methods with readers in ballroom gathering

As 7 p.m. neared on April 26, the ballroom at Embassy Suites DTC filled with readers, eager to learn about local author Cynthia Swanson, her new book, “The Glass Forest,” her writing life and her …
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Concertmaster Knetsch retires from Lone Tree Symphony

Violinist Rene Knetsch was honored by the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra recently upon his retirement as concertmaster. Elizabeth Loye, decorator of the special cake he enjoyed, is also a substitute …

Eye of the Camera winners show works in museum

Two strong photographs greet visitors as they enter the gallery at the Littleton Museum. One is Steven Caulfield’s bright, seemingly-in-motion “Peacock” and the other is J.R. Schnelzer’s …

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Spending the summer with national, local musicians

Lakewood resident Tim Litherland and his wife love spending their summer evenings under the stars at Lakewood’s Heritage Center, sipping on a libation and listening to live music under the stars. …
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Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how …
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Festival will be one for the books

Growing up, one of my favorite summer activities was finding some shade outside and spending the day with a good book or two. Somehow, somebody at the Arvada Center must have magically picked up on …
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Are you sitting down? Better yet, are you lying down surrounded by pillows?

I take the safety of my readers very seriously. Therefore, I’d like to express my deepest condolences in advance to anyone who reads one of my columns while drinking hot coffee, driving, being …
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Prints of 2018 fair poster available now from artist

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch created the 2018 commemorative poster for the 2018 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (the 100th) and is offering signed, limited-edition prints that are available now, …
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Painter celebrates anniversary with reception at Parker studio

Painter Jay Moore is celebrating five years in his downtown Parker studio location with exhibition of a body of new works. Visitors are welcome to see his new paintings reflecting his love of his …
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