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Archery on target for growing popularity

Archery is challenging, but can also be a way to relax. It’s a social sport, as well as a way for an individual to strive to achieve a personal best. “It gets in your blood,” said Jim Murrow of …
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Centennial author releases children's book

Centennial author Jane Lowry has completed the first book in her Ask-A-Lot Kids series. “The WHY-entist and the Wild Weather” introduces budding scientists, engineers and other STEM/STEAM …

Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency …
Dave Ingram, 70, kneels down to engage in “dead heading,” the process of removing old flowers to promote new growth. Ingram was on hand Sept. 11 at Hudson Gardens for its Meet the Rose Gardener event.

'Great fall bloom period' ahead at Hudson Gardens

Just off one of the busiest highways in the south Denver metro area sits a quiet refuge of nature, where master gardeners pass on tips to the public. “This year was late starting in terms of when …
Depot photo show First Place –“Jitterbug” by Dana Smith.

Colorado Aperture show offers award-winning photos

Dana Smith’s “Jitterbug,” a jazzy close-up photo of a petite ladybug (dancing? singing?), was awarded Best of Show in the “2019 Colorado Aperture” exhibit at the Depot Art Center, 2069 W. …

Marrielle Monte Canales stands at the Centennial Farmers Market, holding a children’s book she wrote called “Magic Thinking for Kids,” which teaches that they can change their feelings with positive self-talk.
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My Name Is: Marrielle Monte

Market family I have lived in Highlands Ranch since 2010 and before that, Los Angeles and New York. I have been working with Todd Smith — “Tomato Todd” — from the South University Farmers …
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Fingerstyle guitarist to appear in free concert

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow will bring traditional music from the British Isles and his own Celtic-inspired compositions to a free performance in Bemis Library at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. …
The Queen City Jazz Band performed at Town Hall in Littleton in the 13th Annual Jazz Festival, a Western Welcome Week event.

Jazz concert is favorite event at yearly festival

Happy jazz fans gathered at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton on Aug. 16 for the 13th annual Littleton Jazz Foundation Concert, featuring Queen City Jazz Band, with vocalist Wende Harston. QCJB …
“Arizona” by Craig Marshall Smith, will be included in the PACE Center exhibit “Meyerose and Smith: Collaboration.”
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Artists collaborate on pieces in show

“Meyerose and Smith: Collaborations” will run Aug. 30 to Oct. 30 at the PACE Center’s gallery at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker. It features 12 collaborative paintings by Jennifer Meyerose and …
More than 500,000 people are expected to turn out for the annual A Taste of Colorado festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

A Taste of Colorado brings the flavor this weekend

A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for another Labor Day weekend, bringing with it 48 different food trucks and vendors and thousands of hungry mouths. The annual …

From left, Kerry David (“Breaking Their Silence”), Haroula Rose (“Once Upon a River”), “Rachel Wortell (“Romance Analyst”) and the Vail Daily’s Tricia Swenson discuss the challenges and importance of making movies as part of the Vail Film Festival.
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Sharing stories at Vail Film Festival

There’s something counterintuitive about being in a place as gorgeous as Vail in the late summer and spending most of it inside dark rooms. But the films I watched over the weekend of Aug. 15-18 as …
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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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Classic funk rockers coming to outdoor show

War, a longtime funk rock band, will perform at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Founding member/frontman Lonnie Jordan will be performing with the band. …
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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …

Jenna Cardenas’ photo “Basilica Bridge” is part of the exhibit A Tour of Italy, now on display at Arapahoe Community College.
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Art show is record of voyage to Italy

“A Tour of Italy” opened Aug. 12 at the Colorado Gallery of Arts, in the Annex at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. …
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