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Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her … more

Denver writing workshop leads to book of veterans’ stories

When a dozen or so Denver veterans joined a writing workshop in 2017, they had no idea they would be reading their work to hundreds of community members just a year later — and that they would be … more

City, museum partnership looks to City Park

Denver Parks and Recreation announced a partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to renovate a playground in City Park, creating a new “nature play” space, according to a news … more

Denver Botanic Gardens offers relief to dementia patients, caretakers

Even before she became a certified horticulture therapist, Lee McCoy has always felt that plants have a special way of helping people live in the moment. The feel of the soil — or the smell of a … more

Denver Foundation grant helps homeless women start again

Last month, The Denver Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to Volunteers of America in support of the Irving Street Women’s Residence, which serves 25 formerly homeless women, according to a news … more

Denver INC celebrates neighbors making a difference

A group of Denver residents and schools were honored for their work in 2018, celebrating conservationists, activism and community projects. The Denver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC) held its … more

How to start your own vegetables

It’s time to look through seed catalogs and your favorite nurseries’ seed racks. When choosing varieties, stick with three criteria: 1. Don’t over plant; a crowded garden is an under performing … more

CHUN awards celebrate local projects

On Jan. 10, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) announced its annual Good Neighbor Awards. The awards recognize individuals, nonprofits and local businesses for outstanding volunteerism, … more

In a world without memory, it’s easy to get lost

I love “The Golden Girls.” The show brings together group of older women who are navigating aging, friendships and dating, and creates a family. But there is one episode in particular that breaks … more

Reflections on 2018, looking forward in 2019

For Denver to maintain and improve our high quality of life, inclusive of residents of all backgrounds and sustainable for future generations, we must ensure there is a balance between housing people … more

Micro-transit company shuts down two Denver lines

Denver residents and University of Denver students, faculty and staff will have to find new ways to make the first or last mile transit connections following the announcement that urban transport … more

Uptown nonprofit hopes to raise funds for planting, asphalt removal

On Clarkson Street in Uptown sits the eye-catching Turnverein building. The yellow stucco building is lined with large bay style windows, which offer glances in to the open dance floor. The historic … more

Life on Capitol Hill: February Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business … more

Denver museum researcher breaks down barriers for volunteers

At the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a small research lab is looking into how a person’s genetics affects his or her sense of taste. The research can help determine how people can pair … more

People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the … more

Skip the willpower — it’s Girl Scout Cookie time

From saving for an island vacation to purchasing new uniforms, Girl Scouts have big plans for their cookie sales money. “Girl Scouts is all about being girl-led,” said Darby Petitt of Highlands … more

Two theaters stage unflinching plays

The Aurora Fox is presenting “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, while Curious Theatre stages “Gloria” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. Both playwrights are … more

Another wild ride: 113th annual National Western Stock Show

The 113th annual National Western Stock Show came to a close Jan. 27. As they do each January, hundreds of thousands of people attended the event in Denver during its more-than-two-week run — which … more

Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 … more

Marching with a new name, new focus

As she helped coordinate the 2019 Womxn’s March in Denver, Regan Byrd noticed a trend among previous attendees. “Some folks were disenchanted from the first march to the second march, saying it … more
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