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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Festivals Fill Out The Summer Season

The 49th annual Carnation Festival features a carnival, parade and fun to spotlight the people and community culture that has helped put Wheat Ridge on the map. PHOTO COURTESY CARNATION FESTIVAL.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Flock Of Festivals Come To 40 West Art District

Watch artists paint murals like this one – live – at MuralFest at Lamar Plaza on Aug. 11, also featuring children’s activities, free trolley rides, art demonstrations and even graffiti painting. PHOTO DAVE REIN/COURTESY 40 WEST ARTS.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Joe DeMott: Serving The Community, In Every Sense Of The Word

Working for his father at Pietra’s Pizzeria since his teen years, public servant and community volunteer Joe DeMott now owns and manages the establishment, which his father opened in 1964. PHOTO COURTESY DEMOTT FAMILY.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Community Booster Grant Babb: Promoting Edgewater Community

"Edgewater is a real small town, where neighbors know each other and each other’s kids,” says Grant Babb, owner of Joyride Brewing and an Edgewater resident since 2009. “My kids are safe riding their bikes down the street.” PHOTO BY LAURIE DUNKLEE

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 Art in the Denver Highlands Northside is staging a two-day Holiday Art Market, featuring handmade crafts, fine art, food, gifts and more, at The Sanctuary, 3101 W. 31st Ave., Denver. Times are Friday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  “We are all local artists and crafters, many of us from the Sloan Lake, Edgewater, Wheat Ridge, N.W. Denver and Lakewood communities,” said market co-coordinator Lilli Brackett. Admission is free.

  For more information visit www.facebook.com/ArtInTheHighlands.