August 2021

Edgewater

Saying Goodbye To A Community I Cherish

I have only cried once during a city council meeting – the night I was sworn in as a new Edgewater city councilor in late 2019. But I imagine the second time will be Tuesday, Aug. 3, during my last meeting as an Edgewater city councilor. COVID-19 has changed all our lives, and the particulars

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Edgewater

What Awaits Us In August?

Greetings Edgewater! As we head into August, we’re looking at continued heat and dry weather. Staying indoors during the peak heat hours and watching out for your neighbors in these times is so important. It feels as if we should be safer from the detrimental spread of COVID-19, but numbers are increasing here and all

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Community

Too Many Civic Groups Spoil The ‘Hood?

Residents, business owners and others with specific interests have a good chance of finding a group of like-minded people in and around Wheat Ridge. However, some wonder if there may be a few too many citizen groups with the same or similar goals, and if they receive tax money to help them operate, is that

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Opinion

Too Young To Be A GOAT

Who was the greatest of all time (GOAT)? Always a fun debate. How do you compare athletes, artists, even presidents in different times with different equipment and conditions? These conversations always included athletes that have passed away or have retired. But now we are insisting on placing that label on young people and pushing enormous

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Community

Behind The Scenes: Glenn Levy

Of the handful of people I have had the pleasure of interviewing for this publication, Glenn Levy was the only one who had actually researched me first. Although this caught me off guard at first, our conversation showed a man with a unique sense of humor and an interesting history. Originally from Arizona, Levy attended

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Arts

How A Curious Mind Opened A Path To Art

“My specialty is creating,” says Wheat Ridge artist Gregory Block. “I paint everything – figures, landscapes, portraits, still life – because inspiration comes in so many different forms.” Block’s most recent inspiration takes form in the collection of his paintings of doughnuts, now showing through Aug. 21 at Gallery 1261 in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood.

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Community

Art + Urban Agriculture = Art On The Farm

When the Wheat Ridge Creatives group meets to discuss ways to bring the community together with local artists in a social event, trust them to be, well, creative. Wheat Ridge has a lot of creatives, and it also has a lot of urban farms – small farms where property owners grow produce and flowers. Voila:

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