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Flight For Life to receive Spreading Wings Award

Flight For Life Colorado will receive the Spreading Wings Award, given annually by Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Since 1972, Flight For Life Colorado has been a symbol of service and sacrifice for the Rocky Mountain region. In its … more

Going to great depths for a good time

Space, the final frontier. While that’s a frontier most of us won’t have the chance to explore, two-thirds of Earth has the next best thing — open water for scuba diving. “Just like in space travel, you get that same weightlessness and … more

Highlands Ranch High students to perform with noted musician

When recording artist/composer and original member of the Trans-Siberian Express Mark Wood comes to Highlands Ranch High School on Nov. 10 with his Viper electric violin, the student musicians will be transformed into a rock orchestra for a day. … more

Lakewood organization changes world for students in Uganda

There’s no way of measuring the power of learning something new, but helping to create a brand new school in Africa is a good start. In northern Uganda, the Global Leaders Primary School is teaching about 100 rural students thanks to the … more

19th-century Paris saw brave women artists

“You had to go there!” said Suzanne Ramljak of the American Federation of Arts, which organized the show, “Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism,” now open through Jan. 14 at the Denver Art Museum. Impressionism was … more

Charity: another form of sharing and love

“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity. It is about love. Charity and love are the same—with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”---- Mother Theresa About age three children … more

National effort is a novel approach to writing

A frustrated writer with a book in mind, Sherry Duff kept getting into lulls on her progress. “I was inspired at first. Then you get this lull because real life happened,” Duff said. “In the lull, I let everything else get in the way of my … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more

Kids these days with all this literature

Young adult fiction is one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of fiction, with stories, characters and perspectives that run the gamut from the fantastic and dystopian to the painfully realistic and political. And as an author of young adult … more

Must see theater: The Foreigner

I’m usually pretty enthusiastic about the theater productions I see. Since I’ve worked behind the scenes, I know how much effort goes into each play. I’m completely smitten with the current Black Box theater production of “The Foreigner.” … more

My Name Is: Kit Newland

About me I spent most of my formative years in Richmond, Virginia, and attended school at Virginia Commonwealth where I received a bachelor’s in Recreation Administration. My favorite hobby now is spending time with my grandchildren — ages 3 … more

Local breweries have solid showing at beer fest

Every year, the Great American Beer Festival brings hundreds of breweries from all over the country to the Mile High City to duke it out over who creates the best ales, IPAs, lagers, German beers and more. And while the real winners are those who … more

Stay warm and enjoy a variety of genres this winter

If you ask me, the kind of music the sounds best in the wintertime, when it gets cold and dark early, can be summed up in one word — warm. Warm music sounds, clearly, like it was produced by human hands. It’s acoustic guitar driven tracks, … more

A dino-mite autumn for fossil fanatics

I don’t remember when I fell in love with dinosaurs, but by the time “Jurassic Park” came out in 1993, I was 8 years old and already completely head over heels. I wanted to be a paleontologist, go to places like Montana, and dig up the … more

"The Foreigner" brings laughs—but with a reminder

The lobby/dining area of a woodsy, somewhat worn, fishing lodge in Georgia has a welcoming desk, simple furnishings, an outside entry — large double doors at the rear of the set — and … more

Lakewood seniors see the city from the front of a trishaw

There are things people have to give up as they reach their senior years, and for many, cycling is on that list. So while it’s not the same as riding a bike themselves, Eaton Senior Communities residents Eileen Hurley and Theodora Rios were all … more

My Name Is: Eneasz Brodski

About me I was born in Poland, but my parents moved here while I was still a baby. I grew up in Lakewood, went to Kendrick Lakes Elementary and Green Mountain High School, and I lived there right up until I went off to college. I didn’t go too … more

Jeffco libraries talk beer and books

Karen Hertz founded Holidaily Brewing in Golden in 2016 after battling health issues that forced her to eliminate gluten from her diet. Overcoming melanoma and thyroid cancer meant that she could no longer enjoy one of her favorite drinks — … more

Wood carvers assemble at Highlands Ranch hotel

When Al Vigil was a child, his mother insisted that he accompany his older brother fishing. But Vigil didn't like to fish, so he would sit nearby and whittle pieces of wood. When he was 8 years old, he joined the Boy Scouts, where he furthered his … more

Choices abound for a family friendly Halloween

It can be a bit nerve-wracking for parents to send their children out trick-or-treating when Halloween rolls around every year, with strangers around and visiting places they might not be familiar with. But more and more cities, libraries and … more
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