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Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …
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Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important …
Fitness instructor Mara Pendergast demonstrates the proper technique for lifting a beer keg on Sunday, May 8, in the Golden Parking lot on Water Street. Pendergast, who owns Unite Fitness in Golden, partnered with the Golden Mill for a summer-long fitness series called Keg Konditioning. The 45-minute circuit-style program is free to the public on Sundays through August 14.

Outdoor keg workout comes with a free beer

A free work outdoor workout followed by a free beer? Yup.
Car clubs and individual owners gather on Sunday, May 8 on South Golden Road as the Golden Super Cruise starts its 2022 season. Cruises happen on the first Sunday of every month, May through October. The event is free and spectators are welcome.

Golden Super Cruise returns

Colorado’s biggest annual car cruise, the Golden Super Cruise, returned May 7 to the delight of onlookers of all ages.
Littleton-based gluten-free bakery Good Love Foods bought a smile—and some delicious gluten-free cinnamon rolls—to Golden’s first-ever gluten-free Foodie Fest, held Saturday, May 7, at Holiday Brewing Company’s Golden taproom. Chennelle Diong and her husband founded the company that offers a line of frozen gluten-free ready-to-bake biscuits and cinnamon rolls.

Gluten-free collaboration rises to the occasion

Close to 500 people helped celebrate Celiac Awareness Month at the first-ever Gluten-Free Foodie Fest on May 7 at the Holiday Brewing Company’s Golden Taproom.

The new Miners Alley Performing Arts Center is crossing its fingers that the Community Revitalization Grant program gets another cash infusion before the state legislative session ends this year. HB22-1409 would provide another $20 million to fund creative paces across the state, including the MAPAC.

Playhouse crosses fingers for HB22-1409

The curtain is about to close this year’s legislative session and creative types from across the state are hoping the Colorado Community Revitalization Grant program gets a $20 million encore.
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A show at the Olde Town Pickin' Parlor at the first Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival.

Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to return to Olde Town Arvada after two-year layoff

The world’s only festival focusing on archtop guitars is returning to Arvada after a two-year COVID-19-induced layoff, with the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to come to Olde Town from …

17th annual Lit Fest returns with in-person and virtual events

The 17th annual Lit Fest takes place June 10-19 this year, offering both virtual and in-person events. Lit Fest is an annual event put on Lighthouse Writers Workshop that celebrates the literary …
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You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in …

Mother’s Day activities in good old Golden

As it snowed on my car last night, I was reminded that spring in Colorado is a little different than a lot of other places. Around here, April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also make you sorry you put your snow shovel away so far in the back of the garage. But, May is just around the corner.

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Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter …
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An impenetrable sea of nostalgia awaits

Picture, if you will, driving down a main thoroughfare in your local home town.

Warning: There will be fireworks

It’s that time of year again.

Happy Easter from a former Easter bunny

As I sit here writing this column, the television is on in the other room and I can hear people being interviewed about various topics of the day.

Something for everyone at Miners Alley Playhouse

As the season’s weather changes, so do the seasons of performances in the arts. Theaters, symphonies, ballet companies and art galleries all have their own seasons and make changes to their programming as the they progress, just like the weather keeps changing.

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Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is …
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