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Thanksgiving meal alternatives are varied for those seeking lighter fare or less work

For people who don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, prefer a lighter meal or just hate cooking (and the cleaning), there are options. Dietitians are ready with advice for …
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Some tips for Thanksgiving  hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family …

Gift giving from the HART

In the last 150 years or so things have been changing at an increasingly faster pace. I was thinking about all the things my grandmother witnessed while she was alive and it’s almost unfathomable. …
The community is beginning preparations for the Golden Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast with Santa, which takes place on Dec. 7 at Calvary Church in Golden. Pictured from left is Jim Kammer, a member and volunteer of Calvary Church, Golden Fire Rescue’s Capt. Tina Gustafson and Lt. Tony Orlando, and Golden Library’s Emily Vrotsos and Bethany Hall.

A ‘most wonderful time of the year’

The 21st Century is a busy age. But the holidays are the time of year to slow down a little and celebrate family and community. The Golden Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast with Santa will offer just …
Alyssa Loya of the Huitzilopochtli. The 40 West Arts District celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1. There was art, food trucks, live performances and opportunities to interact with the Lakewood art community.

Día de los Muertos in Lakewood

The spirit of Día de los Muertos came to life in the 40 West Arts District on Nov. 1. The arts district celebrated the holiday as it coincided with first Fridays, an event where galleries and …

The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu performs Nov. 9-10 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu to perform concerts

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will return for two performances of mbube music featuring songs from the latest album “Obabes beMbube” (Women of Mbube). From Zimbabwe, the group has drawn …
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Nancy Lovendahl begins carving the Sweet Grass Dance sculpture, which was installed at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge on Oct. 25.

Anderson Park receives its first public art piece after renovation

“Life is sweet in Wheat Ridge.” At least that’s what the city’s residents are saying as part of a video project happening now as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the city’s …
Around 120 paintings by Impressionist Claude Monet are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. It is the largest exhibit to feature the artist’s work in 25 years.

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more …

Goldenites can get scary-good mileage out of costumes this year

OK, here we go again with one of John’s “ back when I was a kid 50 years ago” references, but back then we used to do Halloween with a vengeance. Trick or Treating was a big deal and those …

A fun night in the Old West

For Richard and Suzanne Zernow of Lakewood, the fun begins weeks before the actual event, when you’re planning out your outfit for the theme of the evening. “And when you arrive that evening,” …

Carolyn Grenier, a volunteer with the Golden History Museum & Park, stands inside the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse located at the history park, which is near 11th and Arapahoe streets in Golden.

Help make history free

The Golden History Park always offers free admission, and throughout 2019, visitors have also enjoyed free admission to the Golden History Museum, 923 10th St. Celebrating its 80th anniversary year, …
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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …

Great week to get into the Oredigger spirit

This is the weekend all you Ramblin’ Wrecks from Golden Tech can dust off your old Senior Hats and drink your whiskey clear. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, those are …
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A chilli tale from Chugwater, Wyoming

A few years ago I was driving from my house here in Golden to a gig with a band way up in Gillette Wyoming. That’s about a five or six hour drive from here. I had just had the transmission in my …
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Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers …

Unplug this weekend in search of an adventure expo

I’m just going to start this week’s column by telling you to go to www.offgridexpo.com. What’s that? It’s the website for the Off-Grid Expo that’s happening this coming weekend at the …
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