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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village.

‘Art on the Green’ to be colorful event

Area artists will have new material ready to exhibit at the new Curtis Center for the Arts event, “Art on the Green,” scheduled for Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Curtis Park, 2349 East …
Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Four Freedoms” series was featured on a U.S. stamp issue in the 1990s.

Rockwell exhibit goes into depth

Many of the images are familiar, but perhaps we’ve seen them one at a time ... on Saturday Evening Post covers, at least if one has accumulated a few years like this writer ... on posters, post …
Brittney Woodrum, an outdoor enthusiast who has a passion for helping others, smiles as she summits Blanca Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Range. Woodrum, who is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Denver, is climbing all 58 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains to benefit ShelterBox USA, which is an international disaster relief organization.

DU student is ‘climbing for a cause’

A University of Denver graduate student has found a way to combine her love of the outdoors with her passion for helping others. Brittney Woodrum, 27, is an ambassador for ShelterBox USA — an …
Sculpture Park, at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, includes “The Dancers,” two 50-foot-high sculptures located at Speer and Champa.
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Fitness program held in picturesque park

A new fitness series is underway in Denver’s Sculpture Park, near the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Diverse lineup of classes. Will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the first week of August. …

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Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, …
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Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
Artist Michelle Lamb.

Adaptable artist keeps adjusting

Productive Littleton artist Michelle (Mickey) Lamb is creating artwork in as much variety and with as many varied materials as ever. “What has been beneficial to me in all times, let alone (during …
The tents at right held vendors with the Craft & Home Improvement Fair at the 2019 Western Welcome Week.

Western Welcome Week cancels Craft & Home Improvement Fair

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton's Western Welcome Week, has been canceled, yet another example of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Sensory Park in Westminster at 7577 W. 103rd Ave. offers a playground that is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant and therapy-focused, according to the city.

Get off the beaten path in Denver suburbs to discover unique parks

In a summer where large gatherings of family, neighbors and friends are still barred, metro Denver residents have reconnected with taking an with taking an old-fashioned walk outdoors.

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Miners Alley makes plans, asks for help

Innovation is the name of the game for most theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly since an artf orm that gathers people together in a small space will be among the last to reopen. So, …
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In this 2019 photo, Michael Mersmann and his two children, Ellie and Dominic, are seen picking up trash next to the High Line Canal. Mersmann said the cleanup was an opportunity to teach his children about volunteering in the community.
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1st state historian from Western Slope

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton’s Western Welcome Week that was set for Aug. 15, has been canceled this year, yet another example of the fallout from the …
Singer Hazel Miller performs Aug. 14 and 15 at the Lone Tree Arts Center.
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Performances, re-openings are welcome summer treats

Vocalist Mary Louise Lee will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center on July 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., and The Collective, with singer Hazel Miller, will star on Aug. 14 and 15. What a treat on a summer night! …
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Tunes on a smaller Lone Tree terrace

Just because large venues like Red Rocks aren’t hosting performances any time soon doesn’t mean that live music is out for the summer. It just means the shows will have to get more intimate. This …
The log home on the 1860s farm at the Littleton Museum. The farms are open for limited hours, but offer a delightful diversion for kids and adults.
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Littleton Museum grounds open for delightful diversions

The Littleton Museum’s living history farms are open for families to explore, but during limited hours — call for information: 303-795-3950. The 1860 farm shows building styles and items used …

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A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …
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