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FRONT PAGE NEWS: 40 West’s Artline Opened With A Block Party

First Friday, June 1, on Lakewood Place between Reed and Pierce streets. The bright green-painted line on sidewalks guides visitors along the 4-1/2 mile route connecting activities and artwork at local parks. PHOTO BY KATHYRN ZEIGLER

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: "Greetings" Community Art Installation

Kia Ruiz Poses With A Chicken in front of the Wheaties Academy’s public art project, unveiled at the Anderson Pool building on June 12. Chickens and goats were themes suggested by the community to be included in the mural. PHOTO COURTESY WHEATIES ACADEMY.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Michael Klinker’s Passion For Trees Takes Root In Edgewater

Michael Klinker makes it his business to look up — at trees, that is. The Edgewater resident’s goal is to grow the city’s leafy canopy by helping people to plant more trees.

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NEIGHBROHOOD NEWS: Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Bike to Work We Go

Businesses, cities and citizen groups in Sloan’s Lake, Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge will host breakfast stations, after-work parties, free snacks and beverages and help from bike techs and Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 27.

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The 20th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival is July 29. People from all over the Denver area will gather at Citizen's Park in Edgewater to enjoy the best local music, craft beer and local food during this fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. “So far, the festival has raised and donated more than $175,000 to Habitat and we hope to push over the $200,000 mark this year,” said Ranger Miller, who launched the festival and heads up The Duke Street Kings, a local rock and blues band.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Joyride Brewing Co. and Upslope Brewing Co. will be pouring and the food will be phenomenal. The festival is appropriate for all ages and the there will be fun for everyone.

Check out the bands: Cup A Joe, Wild Love Tigress, Funk Knuf, John Weeks Band, The Symbols, My Blue Sky, Six Foot Joe and the Red Hot Rhinos, The Duke Street Kings and the Austin Young Band.