September 2017 Around Town 1

Wine Down Service Launches at Great Wolf Lodge

Parents visiting Great Wolf Lodge will enjoy a new indulgence this summer as the resort debuts Wine Down Service, a new signature wine, cheese and dessert pairing program that allows guests to “wine down” after a fun-filled day of play with their children. Great Wolf Lodge is North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts with 14 destinations that offer an incredible array of family-friendly attractions, entertainment, dining and accommodations.

For this new service Great Wolf Lodge chose to work with The Wine Group to develop a delectable menu that features both sweet and savory culinary treats, perfectly paired with a delicious bottle of wine that parents can savor in the comfort of their suite. The service will launch at the Great Wolf Lodge resorts in Williamsburg, Va. and Grapevine, Texas after Memorial Day weekend, with plans to expand the service to additional resorts later this year.

The Wine Down Service menu features a variety of sommelier curated wine pairings designed to entice taste buds. Guests can order Wine Down Service through guest services at the resort with the ability to select one of four carefully curated pairings, or create their own package from an á la carte menu. Catering to the special needs of parents, guests also select the optimal time for their Wine Down delivery, between the hours of 8-11pm. Instead of knocking on the guest’s door, Great Wolf Lodge will send a text message prior to delivery to avoid waking children mid-slumber.

A complete list of Wine Down Service offerings can be found online, or in the welcome packet provided to guests upon check-in. For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor water park resorts, guests can visit

Boulder Beer on Walnut Now Open in Downtown Boulder

On July 22nd, Boulder Beer Company – Colorado’s First Craft Brewery – and Frank Day opened Boulder Beer on Walnut, the second Boulder Beer location, at 1123 Walnut Street in the former Walnut Brewery building.

The new location’s 7-barrel brewhouse is turning into the R&D facility for new and experimental offerings from Colorado’s First Craft Brewery. And with 20 taps onsite, the brewery is excited about Boulder Beer on Walnut’s Brewmaster Rodney Taylor’s rotating brewer’s choice beers and the opportunity to gain public feedback on a larger scale for what might be the next big thing.

On the food side of things, Chef Logan Wolff took his newly created “wood smoker-inspired” menu from their Pub on Wilderness to the downtown location, expanding it with more appetizer and dinner entrée options with the larger kitchen space.

For added entertainment, two Skee Ball machines were brought in to a back room to add a little gaming fun to the mix, and the space above the entryway converted into a live music stage.  Multiple big screen HD televisions were also tastefully hung around the brewpub, just in time to attract a game day crowd for the NFL and college football seasons.

First Annual Dia de los Muertos Event

Join us at the inaugural event to benefit Attention Homes; which, provides life-changing resources for youth in-crisis; and Blue Sky Bridge, which facilitates a collaborative approach to child abuse investigations, providing forensic interviews, counseling and family support to children and families suffering the trauma of child abuse. In addition it provides prevention education throughout the community. Dia de los Muertos, also call Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life. Bring your family and friends to celebrate this fun and colorful tradition. Dia de los Muertos costumes are encouraged! The event will include Food & Drinks, Face Painting & Costumes, Performances, Live Music (Pro-Leisure and the Dia de los Muertos All-Stars) To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit:

John Atencio has been named one of America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores

John Atencio has been named one of America’s Coolest Jewelry Stores by INSTORE, the magazine for the American jewelry store owner. The Boulder, CO business won honorable mention in the international contest, a top 8 finish in the Big Cool division for stores with six or more employees.

Over 100 stores took part in the 16th annual contest that highlights the best examples of independent jewelry retailers in North America.

“Every year we feel privileged to bring our readers the best of the best in our industry,” said Trace Shelton, INSTORE’s editor-in-chief. “We look for qualities like innovative marketing, top-notch client service, a creative retail environment and a unique work culture.”

Stores are judged in exterior appearance, interior appearance, store biography, marketing, web presence and overall individuality.

The top three winners in two divisions (“Small Cool” and “Big Cool”) are featured in the August issue of INSTORE and at, while Honorable Mention stores are featured as monthly Cool Stores in issues of INSTORE from September 2017 through June 2018.

Colorado Horse Rescue 2017 Mane Event : Heroes For Horses

This year we celebrate you, our CHR community. With your support, you have been heroes for our horses, and we honor you on this special night. Spend a fun-filled evening with friends, family, CHR staff and volunteers. Join us for a champagne welcome, silent and live auctions, three course gourmet dinner, our new video presentation and the chance to mingle with beautiful CHR horses! CHR is dedicated to providing relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. Your ongoing support will help us continue this important work in our efforts to find
forever homes for these wonderful horses. If you can not attend, please donate at

Dr. Jennifer Johnson Joins Foundation Health

Dr. Jennifer Johnson joined the Foundation Health team in early August. As a Foundation Health physician, she aims to provide a customized care experience and coordinated wellness approach to help inspire you to pursue optimal health.

Dr. Johnson is board certified by The American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of American Academy of Family Physicians. She is also an American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) Diplomate. She earned her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and completed her Doctor of Medicine at The University of Colorado and her residency at St Anthony’s Hospital in Denver. She is fluent in Spanish and has participated in medical research in Mexico. She uses her previous experience as a high school science teacher and a wilderness course instructor to help guide patients in their health goals.

Dr. Johnson provides care to people of all ages, from wellness visits for children and adults; to managing chronic conditions; to treating hormone imbalance  and providing gynecological care.

If you are interested in scheduling a complimentary meet-and-greet with a member of the Foundation Health team, please visit to learn about how Dr. Johnson can help you in your health goals.