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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Egg-ceptional Easter Events For Kids and Canines

Easter celebrations and egg hunts in the community give an all-faith opportunity to connect with neighbors and create some adorable photo opps – and even the pups can get in on the fun.


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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Giving Back By Giving Rides – In A Home-Built Airplane

Wheat Ridge resident Fred Hollendorfer has given more than 100 young people a free demonstration ride in his home-built airplane as part of the “Young Eagles” program.


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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Iron Sculptor Has a Heart of Gold

What kind of energy do you want to put in the world?” says Dennis West, founder and owner of 23rd Avenue Sculpture Studio and Gallery.West not only puts his soul into every piece of art he creates, he puts it into his community.


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FRONT PAGE NEWS: ‘I, Too, Am Qualified’ Takes On Age Discrimination

NANCY FINGERHOOD, LEFT, MAKES A POINT TO U.S. REP. ED PERLMUTTER, (D-Arvada), about a bill to help protect older workers from age discrimination at a Feb. 24 meeting at Natural Grocers in Wheat Ridge. PHOTO BY MIKE MCKIBBIN.




The saddest part of the holidays is of course, the teardown. It’s hard to watch those glistening lights go dim and be stuffed into boxes for the next 11 months (unless you are one of those who keep your lights up until March – you know who you are). What’s even harder is saying goodbye to strings of holiday lights whose time on the tree or the house have expired.

We can’t take the emotional wear of taking down holiday decorations any easier, but maybe providing you with the places to recycle the non-boxed decorations can. Lakewood residents can rest easier knowing that they have a place to take their live Christmas trees when the holidays are over.

Lakewood Greenhouse, located at 9556 W. Yale Ave., will be accepting live, decoration-free Christmas trees only (no garland or wreaths) from Lakewood residents from Dec. 26 to Jan. 7, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Any type of holiday string lights can be taken to the recycling center on Quail St. through Jan. 21. There will be collection totes for the lights. Feel free to bring wrapping paper along with you to put in the paper bin while you are there. However, foil-lined wrapping paper cannot be recycled. –Tawny Clary