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Guessing games are great way to help young kids learn

Children love guessing games. A favorite activity to do with young children is called “What’s in the Box?” It’s something that parents and grandparents can do anytime, anywhere to get young …
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Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …

A celebration of one of the fathers in my life

It is a challenge to write a Father’s Day column because of the pitfall of making a father a saint, which is not a realistic portrait. This column is to honor my husband, Dick, a father in many …
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PrideFest returning for 44th year

Although it has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, Denver’s PrideFest can trace its roots all the way back to 1975. And this year’s event is going to be the biggest yet. “We’re going …

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Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a …
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Two new Colorado titles for a reader’s bookshelf

South-area readers follow many interests related to Colorado through print — on paper and online. Some of us build a small — or sizable — collection over the years. Among the new titles are a …

Native American artist has major Denver exhibit

“Like a Hammer” at the Denver Art Museum is the first exhibition in a major museum for artist Jeffrey Gibson (Mississipi Band Choctaw/Cherokee). The exhibition just opened on the first floor of …
Local Life

Culture is illuminated after dark

Visit Denver’s cultural hot spots like the Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature & Science during a summer day and you’ll see children of all ages running around everywhere. While it’s always fun …
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Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, …

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Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a …
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Young actress isn’t just going through a stage

Not many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how …

Our Mother’s Things: A Mother’s Day Tribute

We were in no rush. Our mother had lived in her own apartment in my sister’s home, with her own kitchen, her own laundry room, her own glass doors that opened to her own patio where she tended her …
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Festival will be one for the books

Growing up, one of my favorite summer activities was finding some shade outside and spending the day with a good book or two. Somehow, somebody at the Arvada Center must have magically picked up on …
Quiet Desperation

Are you sitting down? Better yet, are you lying down surrounded by pillows?

I take the safety of my readers very seriously. Therefore, I’d like to express my deepest condolences in advance to anyone who reads one of my columns while drinking hot coffee, driving, being …

My mother helped save South Table Mountain

There are many good things I could say about my mother such as her stability, her cooking, and her designing our family home in Applewood Mesa. A rock in the community, mom stayed put in the same …
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