Article Naomi Brown The recent floods left most of us feeling helpless in many ways. Whether you were up to your knees in water, or you were—thankfully—dry and struggling to define the next step, our community was left wondering, “What do we do now?” For one group of Boulderites, waiting for an answer was not …View full post
article Emily O’Brien Harvest of Hope Pantry (HOHP) is more than a hand out; they are a hand up. By providing food assistance for people in need without judgment in a warm, friendly and safe environment, HOHP doesn’t just put healthy food into the mouths of the hungry. It shows everyone who walks through the …View full post
ARTICLE Erin Moriarty ‘Tis the season…to redecorate your home with the latest trends. Barbara Bork of Boulder Interior Design helps with a few ideas of how to freshen up your home this season. Read on for tips to transform any space into a cozy retreat this winter. Deep, Organic Colors Bork says if you …View full post
ARTICLE Becki Ciastko | PHOTOGRAPHY Studio Q Photography Homeowners Rick Johnson and Juliette Boone were—understandably—nervous about how their brand-new north Boulder home would weather the floods. Thanks to a little luck and good design, the home, tucked into a quiet neighborhood a stones-throw away from the foothills, successfully made it through the downpour …View full post
Article Daniel Boniface | Photography Kevin Lombardo One of the most popular trends in craft beer-making (and beer drinking) right now is barrel-aged beers. Long ago, of course, this was the norm. Nearly all beer was fermented, stored and transported in wooden barrels, which would affect the flavor of whatever beer was …View full post
They moved here earlier this year to be closer to their grandchildren. They moved here for Colorado’s sunny weather. They moved here to get a break from the constant drizzle up in Oregon. And it was a lot more than a drizzle that poured into their newly-finished basement, waterlogging everything that the rising water touched.
My dad and stepmom moved to Boulder several months ago. They fell in love with a community and purchased a fixer-upper. After living in hotels for a few months while walls were torn down, floors ripped up and pipes replaced, they moved in. For another few months after that, they lived amidst carpenters, electricians and painters, as the finishing touches were put on the home. As projects like this typically do, it took longer and cost more than originally anticipated.
And then, just as everything was just about finished and they were finally getting their home to themselves, the rain came. The flooding means more money, more people in and out of their house day after day and more time until their new house becomes a home.
Still, they’re lucky. The house remains standing and, more importantly, so do they. While we mourn the lives, homes, treasures and trails that we lost, we see the people in our community who have stepped up to help others. Like the Boulder Mudslingers, profiled in our Hometown Heroes section, who turned a Facebook post into an army of volunteers who are restoring homes—and hope—to our neighbors.
While working on this issue and thinking about the damage done to my parents’ house, it became even more clear how important our homes—and the things we choose to put in them—are to us. They are more than just columns of wood and drywall and brick. They are our hideaways, our refuges, our havens. They, along with this city, are our homes.
I can’t say I know what it’s like to lose a place that represents such safety and security, but I’m proud to live in a community that is doing its best to help those that do.
Allyson Reedy, Editor AReedy@LifestylePubs.com
More than 250 guests festively turned out at the UCAR Event Center to feast on Cajun cuisine, dance
to the Tripping Griswolds and raise more than $100,000 for Attention Homes, a non-profit dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities and safe shelter for youth in crisis. Photos by Sammy Emerson Photography
What woman doesn’t love to go to the movies with her girlfriends? LUNAFEST®, the traveling fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Clif Bar & Company at the Boulder Theater on November 7 at 7 p.m.
This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Greenhouse Scholars.
The City of Boulder announced that it will create a working group of solar industry specialists and customers – both current and future – to explore motivators and barriers to implementing more solar throughout the community. The focus of the group’s work will be on defining the next-generation of incentives as well as providing guidance about how to handle solar contracts between now and the time when the city decides whether it will create a local electric utility.
“Supporting and increasing renewable sources of energy is a core value, and we see this discussion as an important next step in our effort to create the electric utility of the future,” said Heather Bailey, executive director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development.
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000-word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.
As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel. Wrimos meet throughout the month to offer encouragement, commiseration, and—when the thing is done—the kind of raucous celebrations that tend to frighten animals and small children.
The journey to get caffeinated on 100 cups of coffee continues, leading The Pancake Epidemic to Boulder. Watch as the CaffeiNation Road trip stops in town and drinks some of the best coffee on the trip. CaffeiNation is an eight-episode mini-series based on a 5,000 mile road trip, documenting current coffee culture in various locations along the way.
In episode six of CAFFEINATION, host Brandon Davenport visits hippies, scientists and innovators at Ozo Coffee, Boxcar Roasters and Dragon Fly Roasters, where he learns their unique approaches to creating the perfect cup of joe. Catch the episode on YouTube by searching for Caffeination Boulder.