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This Is Not An Exit

I was in the Book Bar on Tennyson Street the other day.  When I need inspiration I often browse in book stores.  Ideas pop in my head as I move through the store and look at the shelves.  I walked through the fiction stacks and noticed greeting cards displayed on a door to my right and a sign […]

Brianna Titone: Legislative Trailblazer

Democrat Brianna Titone became Colorado’s first openly transgender elected legislator in 2018, helping set a course for a community that has long fought hard for recognition and acceptance.  She is one of a handful of openly transgender representatives currently serving in state governments across the country, which Titone said puts her legislative actions under the microscope.  “Some […]

Moving Day for People Experiencing Homelessness

Early in the morning on moving day, a group of gentlemen stood taping and labeling boxes, joking quietly with one another. Their neighbors had just started waking up. Stacks of belongings accumulated in the southwest corner of Denver’s safe outdoor space at East 16th Avenue and Pearl Street. The men planned to be ready to move […]

Neighborhood Life

Plant by Numbers with Garden in a Box

A few years ago, I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru and learned about Pachamama.  In the simplest of terms, she is Mother Earth.  Wikipedia’s definition is: “In Inca mythology, Mama Pacha or Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. Pachamama is usually translated as “Mother Earth”, but a more literal translation would […]

Stretch and Play the StretchLab Way

One of the most neglected parts of a daily routine is stretching. Stretching has so many benefits for both active and inactive people. If you work at a desk all day and do not exercise, stretching can help with posture, low back pain, and shoulder pain. If you are prepping for a marathon, stretching can […]

Pickleball is a Hit in Denver

This past weekend my friend Cole, texted me and asked me what I was doing. My phone screen lit up and the grey bubbles of IMessage stared up at me. “You want to get some Pickleball going?” Cole, a collegiate athlete, goes on to tell me, “dude, It’s the real deal.  I’ve never felt competition like […]

Five Questions

5 Questions for Los Mocochetes

Los Mocochetes is a Chicano Funk band from the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood of North Denver. On their Facebook page they say “This colorful cast of characters fuses thoughtfully brazen, socio/politically charged song lyrics, groovilicious melodies and high-energy stage antics to create an immersive experience. Much like a machete, which can be used either as […]

Five Questions for Stefani Walker

What is unique about your neighborhood in LoHi?  LoHi (Lower Highland), who are not familiar, is so unique. It is a merging of the old and the new. There is so much culture that surrounds this North Denver neighborhood. From the historical Potter Highlands homes to restaurants like Gaetanos and Lechugas that have been in […]

Five Questions for Louise Martorano

What’s special about where you live and work in North Denver?  So many things, but one that I love to share is that RedLine’s neighborhood of Five Points is so unique and special to Denver because the history it holds. Known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points is celebrated for its rich African-American […]

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Judy Weaver: Whittier Award-Winning Artist Bob Ragland

Most neighborhoods have longtime residents…the lucky ones have neighbors with special characteristics.  The Whittier neighborhood was blessed with Bob Ragland. Bob loved old stuff and made art out of the stuff he found.  There is an art to dumpster diving and Bob was the expert.  He knew every alley and trash days for each.  My […]

Marin Fallon: Why I Vote

I used to love Election Day as a child, not just due to the fact that we got off from school, but because I somehow knew the importance of having a voice from such a young age. I vividly remember seeing my elementary school gym transformed, covered in red, white and blue, filled with voting […]

The Blessing of Bienvenidos Food Bank

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and for thousands of people across North Denver that means gathering with family and friends to celebrate and stuff themselves with food. But for many, this joyous holiday meal is not so simple to put together.  North Denver faces its own set of issues involving food insecurity, making the need for […]

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