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Still time to enjoy Hudson Garden lights

The days are short this time of year, but the long nights give ample time to enjoy the galaxy of gorgeous lights at Hudson Gardens' annual Christmas light walk. A Hudson Christmas turns the sprawling … more

Blessings emerge amid veteran’s toughest fight

Christian Redman, 50, sits on the edge of the couch, hands slightly trembling — a side effect of the chemo — as he clasps and unclasps them, a melancholy shadow in his eyes. For as long as he can … 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

Holiday Express makes its way to Depot Art Gallery

Littleton’s bright red 1888 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Depot, aka the Depot Art Gallery, at 2069 W. Powers Ave., is packed with one-of-a-kind gifts: paintings, of course, but miniatures at mini … more

Parker joins partnership to bring in art instructors

Parker Arts has partnered with the Art Students League of Denver to expand opportunities for its art students to study with national and local instructors, beginning in January. Parker’s executive … more

Start new year off on right (or left) foot

Kick off the new year by getting outside and taking a hike. Colorado State Parks and Wildlife will again participate in America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative, with 26 state parks … more

Drum circle pounds away stress

Seated around a fire, the drummers pounded away on animal skin drums, filling the air with a driving rhythm that seemed to synchronize heartbeats as well as hands. The scene was not an ancient cave … more

My Name Is... Bobbie Sheffield

Banding together We’ve lived in Littleton 38 years. I love protecting open space. In 1993, they started to develop Jackass Hill. A group of us got together who didn’t want to see the top of the … 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

Zoo sees birth of endangered okapi

A rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee) calf was born Dec. 4 at the Denver Zoo. The seventh birth of his species at the zoo, Forest weighed just under 40 pounds. “Shortly after he was born, zoo staff noticed … more

Beethoven birthday bash to enliven Englewood

Cellist Silver Ainomae returns to Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 to celebrate Beethoven’s birthday with violinist Claude Sim and pianist … more

‘Smokefall’ is intriguing look at family through generations

A lived-in, rather weary-looking home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with kitchen, living/dining room and stairs leading to second-floor bedrooms, fills the stage as an audience is seated — just … 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

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

My Name Is... Lisa Lewis

‘Extension of myself’ I’ve got a degree in chorale conducting. I got to know bells before I was hired at any job. Then when I moved here, I was ringing with this group, and the director … more

Andy Marquez photo book finally reaches store shelves

The latest collection of beautiful Colorado photographs by Littleton artist Andy Marquez, “The Magic and Wonder of Colorado,” has had a long and difficult journey from conception, through the … more

Taking the express route to holiday fun

The Belleview Park area in and around the miniature train station underwent a major makeover as it became the home of the Englewood Holiday Express on Dec. 8 and 9 and again on Dec. 15 and 16. The … more

Old-fashioned Christmas warms the night

Jingle bells are a distant cultural memory for most of us, but at the Littleton Museum's Holiday's Evening on Dec. 10, they sounded oh-so-right as they tinkled on the bridles of draft horses pulling … 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
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