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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Stevens Elementary Rubik’s Cube Club

The Stevens Elementary Rubik’s Cube Club is run by their principal TJ McManus and funded through Federal 21st Century Learning Grant. See “School Crossing." PHOTO: TJ McManus

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: TIF Money Helps Improve Longtime Local Business

A nearly half-century-old Wheat Ridge business hopes to welcome customers in a new building this spring, thanks partly to city urban renewal district funds and a lot of money, time, effort, number crunching and headaches for the owners.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Integrating Art and Fun

Several Painted Metal Sculptures Stand at Mountair Park, including these neighborhood helpers. Sculptures of happy cows and a farmer and two young men pumping gas also add life and fun to the park. See “Integrating Art and Fun...” on page 6. PHOTO: TIM BERLAND

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Berkeley Inn Turns 85 – More or Less

Believed to be one of the oldest bars in Denver, the Berkeley Inn, 3834 Tennyson St., opened in or around 1934 in the Berkeley neighborhood, a 4.2-square-mile unincorporated community in Adams County.

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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.