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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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The Fray performs at the 2019 Castle Rock Summer Jam.

Residents donate thousands despite canceled Summer Jam fundraiser

Last year, John Saunders and Bill Clarke watched 2,400 people pile into the amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual concert they cofounded, Castle Rock Summer Jam. After …
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Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
In this 2019 photo, Michael Mersmann and his two children, Ellie and Dominic, are seen picking up trash next to the High Line Canal. Mersmann said the cleanup was an opportunity to teach his children about volunteering in the community.
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1st state historian from Western Slope

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton’s Western Welcome Week that was set for Aug. 15, has been canceled this year, yet another example of the fallout from the …
Artist Michelle Lamb.

Adaptable artist keeps adjusting

Productive Littleton artist Michelle (Mickey) Lamb is creating artwork in as much variety and with as many varied materials as ever. “What has been beneficial to me in all times, let alone (during …

The tents at right held vendors with the Craft & Home Improvement Fair at the 2019 Western Welcome Week.

Western Welcome Week cancels Craft & Home Improvement Fair

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton's Western Welcome Week, has been canceled, yet another example of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sensory Park in Westminster at 7577 W. 103rd Ave. offers a playground that is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant and therapy-focused, according to the city.

Get off the beaten path in Denver suburbs to discover unique parks

In a summer where large gatherings of family, neighbors and friends are still barred, metro Denver residents have reconnected with taking an with taking an old-fashioned walk outdoors.
Coming Attractions

Miners Alley makes plans, asks for help

Innovation is the name of the game for most theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly since an artf orm that gathers people together in a small space will be among the last to reopen. So, …
Dorothy Jaltuch’s watercolor “Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italie” is part of the 18th annual Kaleidoscope exhibit at Arapahoe Community College.

Arapahoe Community College's Kaleidoscope show makes transition to online viewing

Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton has hosted the annual and diverse Kaleidoscope Art Exhibition for the past 18 years, but this year, photographers, painters, …
Mark Masters is emceeing a comedy show at the Blu Note Aug. 3.

Comedy trio coming to Parker

A local comedy troupe is performing at the Blu Note in Parker Aug. 3. A trio of comics, hosted by Mark Masters, will take stage at the Blu Note Lounge at 19600 Solar Circle, beginning at 8 p.m. …

The Colorado Renaissance Festival, pictured here in 2019, is located near Larkspur in a permanent village built for the event.

Colorado Renaissance Festival out, Douglas County Rodeo in

While the Colorado Renaissance Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas County residents still have the option of attending another popular summer event: the county fair and …
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Singer Hazel Miller performs Aug. 14 and 15 at the Lone Tree Arts Center.
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Performances, re-openings are welcome summer treats

Vocalist Mary Louise Lee will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center on July 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., and The Collective, with singer Hazel Miller, will star on Aug. 14 and 15. What a treat on a summer night! …
Coming Attractions

Tunes on a smaller Lone Tree terrace

Just because large venues like Red Rocks aren’t hosting performances any time soon doesn’t mean that live music is out for the summer. It just means the shows will have to get more intimate. This …
The log home on the 1860s farm at the Littleton Museum. The farms are open for limited hours, but offer a delightful diversion for kids and adults.
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Littleton Museum grounds open for delightful diversions

The Littleton Museum’s living history farms are open for families to explore, but during limited hours — call for information: 303-795-3950. The 1860 farm shows building styles and items used …
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A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …

grandparents teach too

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
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