Life

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
Recent stories
Jolon Clark, the city council representative for District 7, paints his fairy door at an art workshop. The fairy doors will be put up as an art project throughout the district.

Fairy door art project returns to Denver District 7

While walking around areas of District 7 in southwest Denver, you may just stumble upon art made by the locals. The pieces aren’t large — in fact, Councilmember Jolon Clark calls it “micro …
Students from the Community College of Denver work to restore a historic trolley stop near Washington Park.

Washington Park trolley stop restored by nonprofit, students

A historic trolley stop near Washington Park was given new life by a small group of volunteers from the Community College of Denver’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction program. …
Author Shelley Brouwer reads from her book “Because She Was” during a Village Parenting event at the Second Star to the Right bookstore on South Pearl Street. The bookstore began offering monthly events for parents to help give them a place to have conversations and build community.

South Pearl bookstore aims to bring parents together

As a children’s bookstore, Second Star to the Right has programming for young minds down to a science, with themed storytime events and craft projects. More recently, the store branched out into …

Cheesman Park nonprofit seeking volunteers, donations for holiday shop

Warren Village will be hosting its 32nd annual Holiday Shop on Dec. 14. The nonprofit, which provides housing and services to low-income single parents, is seeking volunteers to run the event, as …

Jenn Lundin hugs Jassir Richards after the court finalized his adoption by the Richardses. Lundin has worked with Jassir as his assigned lawyer since he was a young boy. During the proceedings she spoke about his growth over the years.

Twenty-three children adopted in Denver during national celebration

On the second floor of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver, the sounds of laughter and running feet filled the hall in front of the courtrooms. Mascots from Denver’s sports teams hugged …
Arts & Entertainment
Friends of Arapahoe Library hold a used book sale at Koelbel Library.
Sonya's Sampler

Used books provide spine to get through winter blahs

Mark the calendar for Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and 8 (noon to 5 p.m.) when Koelbel Library’s Used Book Sale will offer possible gifts for many folks on your holiday list — as well as a stock …
Coming Attractions

Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …
The monkey bars at Jefferson County’s Clement Park are a bit more abstract than in generations past.

The play's the thing: New era of playgrounds brings more risk, reward for kids

Millennial parents who haven’t visited a playground in a decade or two are in for a surprise: The new era of playgrounds is a heck of a lot more fun than the safety-obsessed playscapes of the 1990s …

Family fare comes to area stage for holiday happiness

With the 20th century barely under way, St. Louis residents, including the Smith family, were excited at the prospect of the 1904 World’s Fair, which ran from April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Also called …

Francisco Estevez leaps as the Nutcracker King in the 50th annual Colorado Ballet performance of Tchiakovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet.
Sonya's Sampler

Colorado Ballet performs holiday classic ‘Nutcracker’

Colorado Ballet presents its 59th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver, from Nov. 30 to Dec. …
Columnists
Arapahoe Community College students and Colorado Center for the Blind students have collaborated on an exhibit called “Shared Visions.”
Sonya's Sampler

School for the Blind students join forces with others for exhibit

Arapahoe Community College art students combine talents with artists from Colorado School for the Blind, located in Littleton, for an exhibit that runs through Nov. 19 at the college’s Colorado …
Coming Attractions

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
Sonya Ellingboe
Sonya's Sampler

Author coming to talk about two of her books

Author Susan Orlean will appear at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at an event presented by Arapahoe Libraries at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave., Centennial. She will talk about her most recent …
This painting by Tatiana Dowell of Centennial is included in her exhibit, “Floral Reverie” at CORE New Art Space.
Sonya's Sampler

‘Floral Reverie’ is expressionistic rendition of beauty from garden

Centennial painter Tatiana Dowell grows a beautiful backyard garden, and loves to gather, arrange and record her flowers in exuberant, expressionistic paintings. Her new exhibit, “Floral …

Journalist Maria Hinajosa will speak at History Colorado, in a series celebrating the centennial of the Vote for Women.
Sonya's Sampler

History museum event is tied to series on women’s influence

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of National Public Radio will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, a feature of “Bold Women. Change History.” at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver. She is part …
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.