January 2020 Around Town 2


What does it mean to be “highly sensitive”? What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Are the two related? What do I need to know if I’m parenting a sensitive child?

Using neuroscience as her guide, Sarah Ahn will explain Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), the “Highly Sensitive” diagnosis, and most importantly, offer some parenting strategies and tips to employ. Ahn is passionate about helping parents create authentic and reflective relationships with their kids. For over 15 years, she has worked with parents to help them define and rewrite their parenting “roadmaps.”

About Sarah K. Ahn, MBA, MSW, LSCW: Sarah Ahn is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. For over 15 years, Ahn has worked with children, parents, and adults at the Kempe Center, Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR), Harvard Graduate School of Business, and in private practice.

This event is free and open to the public. January 8, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Boulder Country Day School.

Register at BoulderCountryDay.org


Banh Mi is a classic Vietnamese sandwich with exciting, bold flavors wrapped in a baguette. At Daikon, recently opened at the 29th Street Mall, it also comes in the form of a Banh Bowl (over rice or quinoa) for the gluten-free crowd, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to supplant the traditional pork filling. Along with their original location in Denver and food truck (Banh Force One), Daikon is on a mission to introduce the nation to these thrilling flavors that include tons of pickled veggies, herbs, spicy sauces, and savory meats. Boulder, are you ready to get your banh on?



POWDR, a North American adventure lifestyle company, announced the acquisition of SilverStar Mountain Resort, located in Canada. SilverStar joins the POWDR portfolio of 10 mountain resorts in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Vermont; the experiential action sports company Woodward; adventure experiences including heli-ski and river rafting outfitters; and the Company’s media and entertainment holdings.
“I am thrilled to pass the torch to such a competent and qualified operator as POWDR, who shares the same mission and beliefs for the SilverStar resort community and is committed to delivering memorable experiences and enhancing people’s lives,” says, Jane Cann, Former Owner and President of SilverStar Resort. “POWDR is an enduring company focused on patiently making each of its destinations the best version of itself locally. I am confident that their scale and expertise will be beneficial in working toward the realization of SilverStar’s newly approved Master Plan.”


One Million Meals Served by Conscious Alliance in 2019 Through Collaborations

There are officially one million reasons for Conscious Alliance to celebrate today. The Boulder, CO-based nonprofit announces a milestone: one million meals served to families in need this year as a result of its multiple initiatives and new collaborations with national musical acts, emerging and established brands, and peer nonprofits.

“When you combine the power of artists and companies who really care about decreasing hunger in this country, with the power of our Conscious Alliance programs and volunteers, you hit one million meals. I’m so completely stoked and thankful,” said Conscious Alliance Executive Director Justin Levy.

In 2019, new collaborations with nonprofits, national touring bands, and natural and organic product brands jettisoned Conscious Alliance’s growth significantly. One such new partner is 1% for the Planet.

Improved logistics and partnerships now allow Conscious Alliance to provide two meals per dollar donated, truly making every dollar of a donation count.


Boulder County subscribes to planned solar garden

On November 5, the Boulder Board of County Commissioners approved the contract for Jack’s Solar Garden, a 1.2 megawatt solar garden in Longmont planned for construction in 2020, making Boulder County its largest subscriber to date.

Jack’s Solar Garden is a first-of-its-kind family-owned solar farm, making more than just renewable energy. Jack’s is set to become the largest commercial agrivoltaics system in the U.S., partnering with the National Renewable Energy Lab, Colorado State University, and the University of Arizona to study which crop grows best underneath and around the future solar array. Produce grown within the solar garden will be distributed into the community as community-supported agriculture (CSA) is established.

“Boulder County sees Jack’s Solar Garden as the kind of business that exemplifies the innovative, environmental, and social spirit of Boulder County, and we are thrilled to be a part of its launch,” said Susie Strife, Boulder County’s Sustainability Coordinator.

For more information, visit BoulderCounty.org