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White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food

White Fence Farm: Old-Fashioned Fun and Food

Noted for its fried-chicken dinners served family style, White Fence Farm restaurant is located on what used to be a country farm in Lakewood, Colorado. We have celebrated birthdays and special occasions with family and…

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Dinosaur Ridge: Footprints of Time

Dinosaur Ridge: Footprints of Time

I’ve just walked through more than 50 million years of time in one afternoon. I’m not sure if it’s the remnants of a little boy’s fascination with dinosaurs or my present fascination with natural history,…

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Cussler Car Museum: Best-Selling Novelist Shows Off His Classic Autos

Rare and antique cars have always been as much a part of any Clive Cussler novel as the dastardly villains, the beautiful women and the fantastic plots, such as raising the sunken luxury liner Titanic.…

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Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet

Taste of Denmark: Oh So Sweet

I come from a Swedish-American family. We eat limpa bread at Christmas, have Swedish pancakes with lingonnberries for breakfast and love Scandinavian sweets. So I was thrilled when my sister introduced me to Taste of…

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Belmar Ice Rink: Make Figure 8s Soon Before It’s Slush

Belmar Ice Rink: Make Figure 8s Soon Before It’s Slush

Coloradans are always looking for ways to enjoy the winter season. That’s especially true for the folks near West Alameda Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard, where the Rink at Belmar shines bright with twinkling trees…

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Dinosaur Ridge: Tracks to the Past

Dinosaur Ridge: Tracks to the Past

It’s hard to envision when looking at the Front Range of foothills, but millions of years ago those mountains were at the bottom of an inland sea, an area that is now rich with dinosaur…

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Wystone’s World Teas: Lakewood’s Cozy Café

Wystone’s World Teas: Lakewood’s Cozy Café

The chill of the brisk night air is checked quickly at the door as my husband and I walk into the cozy Wystone’s World Teas in Belmar, the “downtown” district of Lakewood. The aroma of…

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Mountain Sunrise: Breakfast in the Foothills

Mountain Sunrise: Breakfast in the Foothills

Home to rugged terrain and peaceful scenery, Colorado’s foothills are the ideal destination for many pursuits. And breakfast or brunch at a great local eatery is the perfect complement to both an intense mountain workout…

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D Note: Music and More in Olde Town Arvada

D Note: Music and More in Olde Town Arvada

D Note, a music/restaurant hotspot in Olde Town Arvada, wouldn’t be the D Note in any other location. The uniqueness of Olde Town is what inspired the DeGraff family – Matthew, his wife Monica, Adam…

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Bob LeMassena: Letting Off Steam at Railroad Museum

Bob LeMassena told me his age with a smile and a gleam in his eye, as if letting me in on a long-kept secret. “I’m still young,” he said. Bob is 93. And then he…

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Rocky Mountain Oysters: Try Them If You Dare

Rocky Mountain Oysters: Try Them If You Dare

Everyone knows there are no oysters in the Rocky Mountains. The oysters we’re talking about, for better or worse, aren’t seafood at all — they’re the family jewels from that herd grazing next to Interstate…

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Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion: An Enchanting World

Butterflies are born free and float gracefully in the Butterfly Pavilion at 6252 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, Colorado. In my childhood, I chased butterflies and caught them with a net if I was lucky.…

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The Man Behind the Ice Cream

The Man Behind the Ice Cream

Olde Town Arvada, a quirky-cool hangout with a retro vibe, is home to a funky micro-creamery and candy shop called Scrumptious. Inside the storefront, colorful candy bins line the walls, and seemingly every nook and…

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Morrison Eateries: From Upscale to Down-Home Dining

Morrison Eateries: From Upscale to Down-Home Dining

The spotlight in Morrison shines most often on two restaurants: the Fort, an award-winning steak and game icon just south of town, and the Morrison Inn, a popular Mexican eatery known for its huge margaritas…

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Foothills Art Center: Golden’s Spiritual Gem

Foothills Art Center: Golden’s Spiritual Gem

While hundreds of people fight traffic and crowds to view works at the Denver Art Museum, art lovers wanting to view purchasable art from Colorado artists can visit the Foothills Art Center in Golden. Although…

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Salida Offers a Package of Surprises

If you enjoy visiting smaller towns, Salida, Colorado, might be the perfect spot for you to enjoy a vacation. The area offers beautiful scenery while you are bordered on all sides by mountains. In 2017…

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Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note When you see the all-vocal rock band Face, your first job is to lose all preconceptions of a cappella music. Forget old-time gospel-hour tunes. Ix-nay on…

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National Repertory Orchestra: Making Music in Breckenridge

When Indiana University music major David Waldman heard that his 10-minute private violin audition won him a spot in the National Repertory Orchestra, the first thing he thought was that he wouldn’t have to go…

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