For local artists, Moe and Jane Florance, there is no need to fly to Africa to take an expensive safari trip; they have one in their own back yard. Their back yard is home to dogs, cats, miniature ponies, award-winning Scottish Highland Cattle, donkeys, a zonkey and perhaps the most peculiar species to own in Colorado: Zebras.
At only 5 feet, 1 inch tall, 17-year-old Woodland Park High School senior, Amy Joy Patterson, is reaching far beyond the boundaries of this close-knit community — 1,360 miles beyond to be exact. Houghton, Mich., home to Michigan Technological University, which ranked 117 on the U.S. News Best Colleges and National Universities list for 2013-14, and Patterson’s dream school.
Taking the tradition of holiday lights up a notch, the Butterfly Pavilion’s Living Lights is sure to impress all ages. The exhibit is an indoor and outdoor journey taking people through the pavilion’s indoor tropical rainforest and outside through glowing gardens. On display are life-sized sculptures made from 95 percent recycled steel and LED lighting.
Supporting nonprofit organization Share Our Strength, Kachina Southwestern Grill in Westminster is hosting a Dine Out event to help families across Colorado learn the skills to cook healthy meals on a budget.
The holidays are a great time for arts and craft connoisseurs to find all kinds of gifts for loved ones and themselves, and two annual sales at the Arvada Center are here to help shoppers find just what they need from local artists.
My Vital Valentine captured third place in junior trail at the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show on Nov. 19 in Oklahoma City. The third place horse is owned by Donna Biddulph of Oliver, British Columbia, and was shown by Chad Evans of Elizabeth.
As the South Metro Health Alliance’s visibility and outreach has continued to grow, members gathered to celebrate at its inaugural Membership and Recognition Fundraising Luncheon at the Franciscan Events Center in Centennial on Nov. 18.
After being shuttered for months by a dispute between local franchisees and the company's corporate headquarters, popular Steak 'n Shake restaurants in Centennial and Sheridan reopened this week, attracting large crowds with offers of free food and promises to donate 10 percent of first-week sales to area flood relief.
The 74-year-old Knabe grand piano sits silent in the room behind them. But the three women sipping tea at the small dining room table feel the music settle into them with the quiet joy only an old, beloved companion can bring.