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Feeding neighbors fills community need

Deidra Bates believes that if every neighborhood had a food pantry box, nobody would go hungry. So, about a year ago, she set up such a box outside of her southwest Denver home, near South Federal …

‘Over the Top’ shows wartime persuasion

Given today’s lightning-fast responses to national and international events and government actions, we may have forgotten the earlier days when public persuasion involved posters and printed …

Landscape photography carries viewers away

From the first super-sized work at the gallery entrance through almost 100 images, shot day and night across our ever-amazing world, “New Territory: Landscape Photography Today” offers a Denver …

Denver Botanic Gardens scientists help track plant life along urban trail

In the lower levels of the Denver Botanic Gardens, the nonprofit’s herbarium holds more than 70,000 plant specimens as well as fungal samples and plant DNA. The plants are pressed in blotting paper …

‘For the Love of the West’ celebrates place

During the past couple of summers, accomplished local painter Sarah Phippen has filled the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center with her paintings of Western landscapes, people and …
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Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which …
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'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver …

Pets: ‘They are yours for life’

Shannon Whitecotton’s six dogs have taught her patience, tolerance, how to love unconditionally. They keep life interesting. “We have learned that food can and will be eaten if left on a counter …

Colorado Adventure Point changes its name

Colorado Adventure Point in Lakewood was officially renamed July 12 to Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point. An Eagle Scout, Scott provided more than 30 years of service to youth, volunteer …

Entertainment at elevation is Colorado sensation

One might hike or fish all day in the beautiful Rockies and still enjoy a colorful show in the evening at one of several theaters in nearby mountain towns. Last week, we drove up to a family house in …
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Watercolorist’s new work shows Castle Rock scene

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch has been recording bits of her town’s history with skillfully painted watercolors for a number of years. Limited print editions are available on her website, …
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Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s …
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Arts venue lobby gets dramatic new paint job

Stop in to see Town Hall Arts Center’s spiffy redecorated lobby when you’re next in downtown Littleton. Life Scout Jack Rutherford has pretty much grown up around Town Hall where his mother, …
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Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes …
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