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The start of every new year typically brings with it a bevy of resolutions about health that send an influx of people to gyms, recreation centers and fitness clubs. “January is always the busiest,” said Ryan Hegreness, operations manager for … more
As with many skills, appreciating classical music is best started at a young age. But it’s never too late to learn to love the art, and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, the Arvada Center’s orchestra-in-residence, has a concert for all ages and … more
While temperatures lingered in the 20s in Westminster, the Butterfly Pavilion was a hot spot for little ones and their parents. “We came out to enjoy the butterflies,” said D’ette Longmant, mother of 2 1/2-year-old Hope. “And to warm up … more
It’s all about the kids Before I retired, the Westernaires was my 40-hour-a-week job, and the practice of law was my 60-hour-a-week job. I was a practicing lawyer and a federal bankruptcy judge. I retired a few years ago, and since then, have … more
Here it is: Another new year after a past year of tremendous changes in my life, culminating in my move to San Marino Retirement Community last July. I think I told you I would keep writing my column because so many of you encouraged me to do so. … more
Albert Einstein Maya Angelou Creativity or divergent thinking is thinking about something in a new way. Children do this when they receive a little Lego kit and change the directions slightly or dig into their bins of Legos and engage … more
In 2015, the Plains Conservation Center engaged more than 10,000 students in its mission of educating as many people as possible about the endangered grasslands here and throughout the world. In 2016, that number should expand as the Denver Botanic … more
Music has always reflected the times, so it’s fitting the best releases of the year are searching, personal works that defy compartmentalization in any particular genre. Following are the … more
Families can help children be creative, innovative and persistent problem-solvers throughout their lives. Creativity, also known as divergent thinking, is thinking outside the box. Sometimes, it is thinking without having a box. Consider Steve … more
Years ago, Alex Boccia remembers being a young teen watching his first battle of the bands behind a fence near his Illinois home, dreaming that one day he would play that stage and win. Today, after realizing that dream, he’s helping students … more
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