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A peek inside Santa’s toy shop

On Dec. 11, the Action Center kicked off its annual Santa Shop with a crowd of hundreds on hand to pick out toys for their children. Over the ensuing six days, more than 3,500 low income parents … more

Seasonal cheers with holiday beers

The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local … more

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

A dining tour of downtown Denver

When you live in a place long enough, you develop a routine of going to the same places for a bite to eat, or a quick drink. But Megan Bucholz wanted to show residents and visitors alike that … more

Party at The Edge of a new future

The Edge Theatre's seventh annual Edgy Awards on Dec. 11 was a bittersweet one for the Lakewood-based theater company. It was an opportunity to celebrate a dynamic year on the stage, but it was also … more

Heartfelt and handmade

For the 16th year, the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center’s public holiday market brought together clients, local artisans, family and friends to buy uniquely made gifts and treats for the holiday. This year’s market was held on Dec. 7, and allowed shoppers the opportunity to buy handmade gifts, and celebrate clients at the center. more

Businesses, both creative and not, invest in artistic corridor

When asked about the kind of year 40 West Arts and West Colfax had, Bill Marino, executive director of the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District, and board chair of 40 West Arts, pauses, … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

My Name Is: Nicole Hensley

About Me I grew up in Lakewood. I attended Rooney Ranch Elementary, Dustan Middle School and went on to attend Green Mountain High School. I went to college at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, … more

Honing the craft at writers’ workshops

Colorado doesn’t have the same literary reputation as places like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, but there’s something about the state that draws men and women of letters here. Beat prophets … more

RMCAD students contribute to White House Christmas

President’s Park, the 77-acre park surrounding the White House, spends the holidays full of 56 trees representing each U.S. state, territory, and Washington, D.C., as part of the America Celebrates … more

Swearing in the new Lakewood city council

Lakewood's new city council was sworn in during a ceremony on Nov. 27. more

Wheat Ridge family receives trip of a lifetime

Traveling has been a tricky proposition for the Balderas-Soto family. It’s not easy organizing a trip anywhere with three children, and it’s made even more difficult when one is battling a … more

Lakewood takes to digital world to bring in more voices for development discussion

After claiming victory in her bid for reelection to the Ward 5 seat on Lakewood’s city council, during an election season where the most debated topic was development in the city, Karen Harrison … more

My Name Is: Sylvia Scott

About me I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in B.S. with a marketing and retail emphasis. From 2006 to 2007 I attended Babson College in … more

New DCPA artistic director brings lifetime of preparation to role

When Chris Coleman’s mother shelved her acting dreams to be a mom, she started doing theater programs in the family’s local Southern Baptist church. That’s where Coleman first discovered the … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

West Chamber celebrates women leaders

Jefferson County leaders gathered to honor nine of their peers who have worked passionately in a variety of fields to make Jefferson County a better place at the West Chamber’s 16th annual … more

Colorado Mills reopens: ‘It feels like being home’

For Jim Hildenbrandt and Buck Harris, members of the former Mills Walkers, a group of senior citizens who walked the nearly mile-long paths of the mall since it opened in November 2002, the reopening … more

My Name Is: Tom LaMarr

About me After growing up in Dubuque, Iowa, on a hill overlooking the Mississippi River, I attended the Iowa Fiction Writers’ Workshop in Iowa City. I met my wife while working in Florida, where my … more
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