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Addressing children’s anxiety from tragic news

Recently the news has been full of tragic events, such as school shootings, police shootings, bombings, and natural disasters. With TV, radio and social media, tuning out the news is next to … more

Carbs: The power of the Roman gladiators

The Roman gladiators were lean and mean, with the strength and endurance to overcome their obstacles and opponents. The Roman fighters were known as the “Barley Men”, and they shared a diet … more

Scripting a night of fun with ScreenPLAY

There are some movie characters that just stick with you. Maybe they go through something you can relate to throughout the course of the film, or have a line that seems to apply directly to your … more

The future of outdoors funding is being decided by the legislature this session

It has been almost 10 years ago that Governor Hickenlooper (with the blessings of key state legislators) merged two separate state divisions into a single division. The division of parks and outdoor … more

Dark chocolate a good thing for healthy eating

Who doesn’t love chocolate? My favorite combinations are chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and almond, chocolate and raspberries and chocolate with cayenne pepper and cinnamon. But is … more

Live deliciously at Red Rocks’ Local Sets

During summer months, it’s not difficult at all to get people to spend an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the much colder off-months, which are November through March, it gets a little … more

Teaching grandchildren to help and thank others

A New Year’s resolution might be to continue teaching children to do good deeds and have good social skills. Children can show gratitude to those who rarely receive a thank you. People who deserve … more

Contemporary realist art shown in conjunction with stock show

The 25th Annual Coors Western Art Show opens with a reception and sale on Jan. 3 and continues through Jan. 21, in coordination with the 2018 National Western Stock Show. Dan Young’s “Super Moon … more

Red Rocks’ first New Year’s Eve concert moved due to the cold

In 2017, the year of “resist,” no genre of music embraced the fractured culture like rap and hip-hop. The genre’s artists were all over the place, some delving into the political and … 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

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

Kids enjoy paper core projects

Families are often looking for ways to recycle and reuse materials instead of throwing them in the trash. Think of how many paper towel and bathroom tissue cores we throw each month. They can be used … more

Local musician takes to Boulder’s famous eTown

The way Denver musician Barry Shapiro sees it, people don’t find themselves in Colorado by accident. “Denver is the kind of place where people move here because they want to be here,” he said. … more

This year’s hunt for pheasant looks to be quite pleasant

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife Small Game Coordinator Ed Gorman, the 2017-18 eastern Colorado pheasant season could be the second best hunt on record. And given that the survey results suggesting this forecast goes back to 1954, that’s … more

Get into the holiday spirit with music, food

Despite all the shoppers big box stores see on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving wasn’t all that special for Angelo Coiro, owner of Angelo’s CDs and More. But when Record Store Day started making exclusive releases on Black Friday, … 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

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

Lannie Garrett brings two revues to venue in downtown Littleton

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton will present popular singer Lannie Garrett in two musical revues, accompanied by her quintet, Errand Boys of Rhythm: Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct 14 (2 p.m.): “The Chick Sings Frank: A tribute to Frank Sinatra.” … more

Respond to violence at venues with connection

It’s October, and already this year I’ve written three separate times about the power and community that comes from seeing musicians live in concert. I wrote about live music’s power to connect us to each other, to entertain, and to provide … more

Ask a therapist: How to support children through grief, loss

Dear Ask a Therapist, Recently my children’s grandfather passed away. This is my children’s first experience with death. How can I support them with their grief, and how do I know when or if they need professional help? Dear Caring … more
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