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Carnation Festival Gearing Up For August Event

The countdown is on to one of the most anticipated weekends in Wheat Ridge: The Carnation Festival, now more than 50 years old, is one of the longest-running festivals in Colorado. Its name comes from the post-World War II period when Wheat Ridge was home to a thriving carnation industry. The last carnation grower in

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What’s Happening – June 2024

Wheat Ridge Historical Society Bikes, Bingo & BBQ B.Y.O.B. takes on a new meaning at the next Second Saturday Social on June 8 at the Baugh House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. But it’s not booze you should bring — it’s your bicycle.  The new theme for June’s event is “Bikes, Bingo & BBQ.”

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Edgewater Music Festival Evolves

The annual music festival at Citizen’s Park in Edgewater is back with the same spirit of great live local bands, drinks, food and community connection but with a new name and schedule. The Edgewater Music Festival, formerly the Blues & BBQ Festival for Better Housing, will happen on Saturday June 22 from 2 p.m. to

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Community

Much Loved May Festival Just Around the Corner

Though April’s weather seemed manic, keep the faith that the second Saturday in May, when the Historical Society’s May Festival is scheduled on May 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the temperature will be in the high 70s with blue skies, the grass in the Historical Park (4610 Robb St.) will be a luxuriant

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What’s Happening – May 2024

Wheat Ridge Historical Society May Festival Spring is definitely here, and that means it’s time for the Historical Society’s May Festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at the Historical Park (4510 Robb St.) from 10:00 to 2:00.  The May celebration of spring will feature traditional Maypole dances at 11:00 and 1:00 with live music provided

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What’s Happening – April 2024

Wheat Ridge Historical Society Earth Day Celebration The Historical Society will celebrate Earth Day at the Baugh House (44th Ave. & Robb St.) on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00–2:00. Join us for a seedling plant exchange to increase the variety in this year’s garden and a refresher course on sustainability, including information on best ways

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CHILDREN COLLECT EGGS DURING THE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT HOSTED BY Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Saturday at Anderson Park. Hundreds turned out for the community tradition that featured 8,000 eggs dispersed across the park for children to collect.
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Wheat Ridge’s Easter Egg Hunt Delights Kids of All Ages

Sporting bow ties, bonnets and bunny ears, hundreds turned out to Anderson Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation on Saturday, March 23rd. According to event organizer Beth June, the event, held annually for roughly 40 years, has evolved into a cherished family tradition for many in the

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What’s Happening March 2024

 Wheat Ridge Historical Society Spring Equinox Celebration  The Historical Society will host a celebration of the Spring Equinox and the coming of spring at the Baugh House (44th Ave. & Robb St.) on Saturday, March 9, from 10:00–2:00. Topics of discussion include the public gardens at Happiness Gardens. Got an Irish story to tell? You

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Wheat Ridge Grange Heats Up with Annual Chili Cook-Off

Amidst the savory aromas and steadfast crockpots, fourteen contestants showcased their culinary skills at the Wheat Ridge Grange’s annual chili cook-off on Thursday, Jan. 18. More than 50 attendees escaped the dropping temperatures outside to taste, evaluate and vote for their favorite dish.  First-time entrant and Wheat Ridge City Council member Jenny Snell captured the

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An Evening Of Joy And Remembrance At The Green’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Despite cold and windy weather, hundreds of people gathered at The Green on 38th Avenue for the Wheat Ridge Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2. Described by organizer, Beth June as a Hallmark-movie type of event, it featured an abundance of holiday-themed activities including: horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, crafts, s’mores and refreshments, photos with Santa

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Ribbon Cutting to Welcome Huckleberry Roasters

Ribbon cutting took place on Fri. Oct 13 to welcome Huckleberry Roasters to 5990 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, with Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker cutting the ribbon with Koan Goedman, founder/owner. They were joined by Huckleberry staffers: Hummes, Jess, Dan , and Bradley. Also in attendance were Dist. 3 City Councilperson Rachel Grace Hultin,

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Press Apples Into Cider And Sauce This Second Saturday, Oct. 14

I don’t know about you, but in autumn when the weather starts changing, my energy increases. Cooler temperatures prevail, and best of all, apples ripen!  Trees change their energy level, too. Sap slows, and crisp, cool nights change the apples; they quit increasing in size and grow sweeter and more flavorful.  The Wheat Ridge Historical

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What’s Happening – October 2023

Turn Your Apples Into Cider At Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s Second Saturday Social, Oct. 14 Join the Wheat Ridge Historical Society for an old-time favorite Second Saturday Social, Apple Cider Day, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Historical Park, 4610 Robb St. You supply the apples, some clean containers and a

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What’s Happening – September 2023

Wheat Ridge Approving ADUs One Year After Council’s Vote  One year after Wheat Ridge City Council voted to allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the city, seven existing units are now legal, and 21 permits are in the pipeline for new and existing units. “We have been permitting ADUs that already existed but were unsanctioned,”

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Carnation Festival Still Excites In Its 54th Year

The carnations may be gone, but the festival is as lively as ever.  Wheat Ridge residents and visitors gathered at Anderson Park from Aug. 11 through 13 to celebrate the City of Wheat Ridge in the annual Carnation Festival. The crowd enjoyed a parade on 38th Avenue, carnival rides, live music and a fireworks show. 

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Meet This Year’s Carnation Festival Royal Court

Every summer, the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival gives royal titles to three community members who’ve positively contributed through their participation or service in the city. This year’s 2023 Royal Court honors Countess Janace Fischer, Count Scott Shields and Grand Marshal John Bandimere, Jr. The 2023 Carnation Festival takes place Aug. 11 through 13 at Anderson

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Blues And BBQ Festival Rocks Citizen’s Park

I’ll have a barbecue sandwich with a side of lively music and proceeds to a good cause, please.  The Blues and BBQ Festival drew a crowd of approximately 1,500 to Citizen’s Park in Edgewater for its 26th year of music on Saturday, July 15. The nonprofit event raised $30,000 for affordable housing initiatives in Denver,

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What’s Happening August 2023

Wheat Ridge Reduces Parking Requirements For Affordable Housing Developments Wheat Ridge City Council recently passed a resolution lowering minimum parking requirements for affordable housing developments, to reduce building costs. At its June 26 regular session council approved, 7-0, an ordinance changing parking requirements for deed-restricted affordable dwelling units. Near transit, the one parking space per

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What’s Happening – July 2023

West Pines To Move Wheat Ridge Operations To New Westminster Behavioral Hospital In Fall 2024 Intermountain Health and Acadia Healthcare Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 31 for West Pines Behavioral Hospital, a new 144-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital, at 11455 Huron St., Westminster, to serve Denver area residents.  Upon completion of the new facility

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What’s Happening – June 2023

Buy And Sell Your Spring Cleaning Items At Historical Society’s Annual Yard Sale, June 10 If spring cleaning has left you with full bags and boxes that you can’t quite bring yourself to donate, bring them to the Historical Society’s popular Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at

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What’s Happening – May 2023

Tickets On Sale For Central City Opera’s ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ Summer Festival, June 24-Aug. 6   Wheat Ridge-based Central City Opera invites lovers of opera (and musicals) to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” and join Central City Opera for its 2023 Summer Festival.   Evening and matinee performances take place in the historic Central City

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What’s Happening – April 2023

ADU Foes In Court To Challenge Last Year’s Rejection Of Petitions Remember last summer’s petition drive to undo Wheat Ridge City Council’s July approval of an ordinance allowing accessory dwelling units? (If you don’t, see “Petition Drive Aims To Overturn Council’s ADU Decision,” September 2022 Neighborhood Gazette.)  Petition organizers failed to gather the minimum 1,757

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What’s Happening – March 2023

Learn More About Your Local Mini Government At League Of Women Voters’ ‘The Hidden Life Of Special Districts’ League of Women Voters Jefferson County, in collaboration with the Jefferson Unitarian Church, will sponsor “The Hidden Life of Special Districts,” a free panel presentation open to the public on March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,

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