August 2021

Events

What’s Happening – August 2021

Rotary Club Creates Move-In And Backpack Kits To Aid People Experiencing Homelessness The Rotary Club of Wheat Ridge recently received a matching grant from Rotary District 5450 to create move-in and backpack kits for persons experiencing homelessness. The project – “Provisions for Persons Who are Homeless” – was approved to assist the City of Wheat

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Health

Children Are At Higher Risk For RSV

At Lutheran, we have a nursing unit dedicated to pediatric patients, staffed by specialists affiliated with Children’s Hospital Colorado, to support your child’s medical needs. One thing the past 18 months has left us with is a greater knowledge about respiratory-borne viruses and how to prevent their transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Sports

Mind Games

Whether it’s literally or figuratively, the world of sports is a constant balancing act: Offense and defense. Strength and skill. Talent and hard work. Once an athlete is able to find an equilibrium between two opposites, they will soon find themselves at the top of their game. But what happens when an athlete is unable

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Community

Renew Massage Studio Expands Into Applewood

As the pandemic has evolved we are all more aware of what we miss. For me, one item on that list was therapeutic massage. After my second vaccine in March, I realized that this was no longer out of reach. I started looking for a new massage therapist. This June, I found the place. Close

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Mountain View

The Soundtracks Of Summer

For many, summer is the ideal season. Sunny, blissful days, thriving gardens and farmers markets, camping and waterpark outings, ice cream and watermelon provide seasonal joy. Music, too, is a notable feature of summer with local evening concerts in the park and weekend music festivals. Whether attending a live performance, charging up the tunes at

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Nicole Beaudin sits with her dog
Health

Coaching Is… Listening Deeply

As some of you may know, I am a certified life empowerment coach. It’s recently been brought to my attention that a lot of people don’t really know what this whole life coach thing even means. So I thought I’d spend the next few columns defining the key traits of a coach and providing tips

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Education

Change of Leadership at Everitt…Again

Employees tend to want to stay in their position when you encourage them and reassure them that they are needed and that the environment and mission as promised are intact. This goes back to over a year ago when Dr. Glass (Jeffco Superintendent) and Jeena Templeton (Manning principal) planned to reinvent Everitt Middle and provide

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Wheat Ridge

Imagine A Makerspace In Wheat Ridge

Have you ever wanted a place where you can find the tools you need and maybe a group of people that know how to do interesting stuff and have amazing mad skills that you can collaborate with to create new and wonderful things? Yeah…us too! We want to put together a place like that in

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Events

Carnation Festival Returns With Fun For The Whole Family

The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival has been a beloved summer tradition for more than 50 years. It was canceled last year due to COVID-19, but we are happy to see it back with all the usual fun and more this year, running from Friday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 15. The Carnation Festival is a

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Wheat Ridge

A History Of The Blue House, Part I

Ask many adults who grew up in the Wheat Ridge area about the Blue House, and they will regale you with joyful memories of meals with their elders in the charming “Blue House Tea Room and Consignment Shoppe” in the large farm house located west of the main entrance to the SCL Lutheran campus on

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