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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
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Event marks 50 years for Denver Audubon

Denver Audubon celebrates — and reflects on — its first 50 years at an event on Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barn at Raccooon Creek, 7301 W. Bowles Ave., just west of Littleton. In …
An early painting of Major Stephen Harriman Long, who led an Army expedition up the South Platte River. Botanists in his company collected a number of plant specimens which were Panayoti Kelaides’ subject in a talk for the Littleton Garden Club on Jan. 2.

Plant lecture starts 2019 right for area gardeners

Littleton Garden Club’s members and guests filled the new meeting room at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton as they started out their year with an illustrated lecture from internationally …
Cale Sprister, pictured with his family, runs a family farm near Sedalia.

My Name Is … Cale Sprister

About me I am originally from Wisconsin and my wife Colleen is from Illinois. I have been living in Colorado for the past 18 years I moved out here for her — but that's another story. My family …
Rotary Club of Castle Rock President Elaine Love presents longtime Rotarian Joan Sjostrom with a Rotary Paul Harris pin, recognizing her contributions to the Rotary International Foundation.

Joan Sjostrom's life of service recognized

Twenty-five years after serving as president of the Rotary Club of Castle Rock, Joan Sjostrom was honored for her life of service to her community. Rotary Club of Castle Rock honored Sjostrom Jan. 2, …
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Littleton artist Michelle Lamb’s horse sculpture is included in “Horse Power,” a new exhibit at Curtis Arts Center.

Equine art fills gallery for show called ‘Horse Power’

Horse sculptures from across the country will both fill and surround Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, in an exhibit called “Horse Power,” which runs through …
Jon Chandler of Commerce City, center, performs during the 2016 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Chandler is one of about 20 artists who will perform at this year’s event, which takes place Jan. 18-20 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Cowboys, cowgirls to bring the Old West alive

With its roots in the Wild West, Golden still today holds on to some of that traditional cowboy culture. “Golden has always kept that frontier ethic,” said Jon Chandler, a cowboy …
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Playhouse gets personal in 2019 season

A new year means exciting new opportunities, and Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is embracing new possibilities with its 2019 season. “I am always looking for great plays that are helmed by great …

Curtain Time: Stage shows abound around metro area

Start with our south suburban neighborhoods and consider driving north and west to Denver, Lakewood, Golden and Arvada; north and east to Aurora. There are stage productions for everyone Some …
Sonya Ellingboe
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World War I posters look at persuasion techniques

Through Jan. 27, the Littleton Museum’s halls will display World War I posters from its collection, “Answering the Call,” in collaboration with the gallery exhibit: “Over the Top: Selling the …
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Veterans’ voices gain opportunities for artistic airing

There is no manual for veterans when it comes to re-entering civilian society after spending time in the service. There are all manner of challenges to face and lessons to learn, and it is easy to …
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Challenging times reflect in diverse albums

I think it’s fair to say most of us will remember 2018 as a pretty tumultuous year. It seems like every week there was some kind of unusual or momentous happening. Contentious elections, dire …
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Garden club to put down new roots

Littleton Garden Club, a longtime community organization, announces a new meeting location as it starts the new year. The club will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, …
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Eat the wheat, test the taste — it’s scientific

There's a stereotype that scientific research belongs in cold, sterile laboratories to people with Ph.D.s and white lab coats. But at the Genetics Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & …
“Garden Party,” a painting by Victoria Kwasinski, who will conduct the first 2019 Heritage Fine Arts Guild workshop on abstract painting on Jan. 5.
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One-day art workshop to be led by painter

“Abstracting the Ordinary” will be a one-day workshop with well-known metro area painter Victoria Kwasinski, held by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. …
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