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So many pumpkins from which to choose at Maize in the City. Photo: Nicole Banks Maize in the City Review: Awesome Family Farm Fun (10/6/2018) - By Nicole Banks This has been the third year we have participated in the Maize in the City special media day. We went with a group, ages ranging from 7-19. All participated in the festivities, [...]
Haunted Field of Screams 2018, Thornton, Colorado. Photo: Anisa Banks Haunted Field of Screams 2018 Review: A Creepy-good Attraction (10/3/2018) - By Anisa Banks, Student/Reviewer We have been fortunate to come to the Haunted Field of Screams in Thornton, Colorado for the past three years, and it never seems to disappoint. The three haunted attractions are [...]
A photo from the inaugural Goat Yoga session at the Denver County Fair. Source: denvercountyfair.org The Strange-ness: Attempt to Set Guinness World Record for Goat Yoga (5/31/2018) - As part of the 2018 Denver County Fair in Denver, Colorado, the Goat Yoga Session will include an “official attempt” at the world record for largest Goat Yoga session. This second-annual Goat Yoga session will begin July [...]
Source: US Library of Congress Library of Congress Honors Colorado and Michigan Libraries for Service to Blind Readers (5/17/2018) - The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress will honor two of its cooperating libraries for their outstanding service in 2017 to readers who are visually or [...]
Hug Huddle artist Stuart Semple. Source: DPAC Artist Plans “Hug Huddle” Art Event in London and Denver (3/13/2018) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Do you feel like you could use a hug? How about a hug that connects people across the globe? On Monday, March 26, 2018, British artist Stuart Semple is inviting the public [...]
Eco-Products produces foodservice packaging made from renewable and recycled resources. Garbanzo's new plates are made from sugarcane. Source: Eco-Products Dinnerware That’s Good for Guests and the Planet  (1/11/2018) - Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh has partnered with Eco-Products to offer innovative dinnerware that does double duty, helping guests and the environment at the same time. With Garbanzo’s new dinnerware, guests can eat from the plate while [...]
The Composite Center, run by Spirit AeroSystems, features a composites training lab where Lenoir Community College offers courses in aerospace manufacturing and composite repair. Source: NC Global TransPark. Airplane Parts Supplier to Expand Kinston NC Operations (12/9/2017) - Spirit AeroSystems, one of the world’s largest independent suppliers of commercial airplane parts, says it plans to expand its operations at NC Global TransPark on Highway 58 in Kinston, North Carolina. Spirit is investing an additional [...]
Winterfest 2016 photo. Credit: Evan Semon Cherry Creek North-Denver to Hold Free Winter Fest on Dec. 9 (11/28/2017) - By Stephanie Blake and Cristina Ceballo, Blake Communications Celebrate the 2017 holiday season in Cherry Creek North on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at Winter Fest on Fillmore Plaza, located between 1st and 2nd [...]
Enroll via www.healthcare.gov by December 15, 2017 North Carolinians without Health Insurance Encouraged to Enroll Before Dec. 15 (11/8/2017) - Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians who do not have health insurance coverage to enroll for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. The Marketplace is a way for people to find health [...]
Monarch Butterfly. Source: National Wildlife Federation Arvada, Colorado Surpasses Goals on Mayor’s Monarch Pledge (10/24/2017) - Majestic View Nature Center Encourages Continuing Efforts By Maria VanderKolk, arvada.org The City’s Majestic View Nature Center (MVNC) helped Arvada become one of only three Colorado cities — Arvada, Denver, and Lafayette — in 2017 [...]
Source: Honest Herbal, Denver, Colorado Crossing the Line: One Company Wants Dibs on The Word “Honest” (10/9/2017) - On October 5, 2017, Honest Herbal™ — a hemp product manufacturer — announced that it was having to fight a lawsuit by a completely different company, with different products, over use of the word honest.  The [...]
Understudy map. Source: Stephanie Blake, Blake Communications Denver Theatre District Launches “Understudy” Art Space (10/5/2017) - On October 8, 2017, the Denver Theatre District (DTD) will officially launch Understudy, a first-of-its-kind arts and culture experimental space, located in the Colorado Convention Center at 890 C 14th Street, Denver, Colorado.  Understudy is a 700-square-foot [...]
The Vineyard at Cherry Creek North's 2016 Art Feast, Denver CO. Photo: Evan Semon via Blake Communications. Cherry Creek North Holding “Art Feast” on Oct. 7 (10/2/2017) - Free Event Features A Walking Tour, Delicious Bites, and a Chance to Win By Dr. Stephanie H. Blake, www.blakecommunications.com On Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3-7pm, Cherry Creek North offers the 3rd Annual Art Feast, a free walking [...]
Artsy Alleys under construction. Source: Susan Kellum, Wilson Downtown Development Corporation, Wilson NC. Urban Art Is Changing Downtown Streetscapes (9/29/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor Adding art to cityscapes not only allows people to enjoy seeing unique art pieces on their daily travels, it provides an opportunity for artists to share their talents and make an [...]
Artist Shantell Martin. Photo: Connie Tsang Artist to Paint the Streets of Denver Theatre District (9/25/2017) - Internationally-renowned Artist Shantell Martin to Create Her Largest and Most Public-facing Installation By Stephanie Blake, Blake Communications Beginning October 16, 2017, over the course of four to six days, internationally renowned artist Shantell Martin will create one of [...]
Source: Maize in the City, Thornton, Colorado Thornton CO Attractions Offer Choice: Fun or Fear? (8/31/2017) - Get ready for October attractions for all ages. Have family-friendly fun with farm attractions, or get ready to scream! Get into the fall spirit on Friday, September 29, 2017 when Maize in the City opens for [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored - greyareanews.com Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — August 16-20 (8/14/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond (Inner Coastal Plains / Five County area of Eastern NC). Piedmont and [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — June 7-11 (6/5/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Piedmont and Coastal events are sometimes on this weekly list. Contact information [...]
2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival logo. Cherry Creek Arts Festival Includes Opening Gala, Free Festival July 1-3 (6/1/2017) - By Cristina Ceballo, Blake Communications The 27th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival will honor Arrow Electronics as the distinguished patron during the Opening Gala on June 30, 2017, prior to the arts festival July 1-3, 2017 — leading up to [...]
Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo logo. Knightdale Chamber 2017 Business Expo: New Location, New Offerings (5/24/2017) - The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is scheduled for June 15, 2017. This year’s Business Expo location is the The Life Enrichment Center, 3805 Tarheel Club Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. The Expo is open to the public 1-6pm, and [...]
Source: Art Students League of Denver CO. The Art Students League of Denver CO Hosts Summer Art Market (5/23/2017) - Free, family-friendly event features the work of 260 artists, artist demonstrations and live music By Stephanie Blake and Cristina Ceballo, Blake Communications On June 10-11, 2017, in the West Washington Park neighborhood, the Art Students League [...]
Cinema rendering. Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to Open in Raleigh 2017, Now Hiring (5/16/2017) - First North Carolina Location will Feature 11 Screens, 36 Local Beers, and 35mm Projection Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has unveiled plans to open its first location in North Carolina. Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh, an 11-screen theater, bar and restaurant, [...]
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC. Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored — May 10-14 (5/8/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This list may include events from North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, and beyond. Contact information or RSVP deadlines, where applicable, have been included. Events below range [...]
Source: NC Small Business Center Network/Community Colleges. Free Small Business Seminars at NashCC in May 2017 (5/8/2017) - By Jo Anne Cooper, Nashville Chamber of Commerce A reminder that Nash Community College (NashCC) offers free Small Business Seminars throughout the year, with several coming up this Spring. The seminars listed below are held at the community [...]
Sheetz holding job interviews on May 3, 2017, at all of its 550 locations. Source: PRNewsfoto/Sheetz, Inc. Sheetz Holding Open Job Interviews at All Locations May 3 (5/1/2017) - Sheetz to Hire More Than 3,400 Additional Employees Companywide By Nick Ruffner, sheetz.com On May 1, 2017, Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for over 65 years, is proud to announce [...]
Doors Open Denver logo. Doors Open Denver: Explore City Architecture Apr. 29-30 (4/13/2017) - Tour the City’s Unique Architecture, Art, and Culture By Cristina Ceballo, blakecommunications.com The 13th-annual Doors Open Denver, the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, will take place [...]
A+ Colorado logo New York Times Bestselling Author and Educator, Dr. Christopher Emdin, To Speak in Denver (3/20/2017) - Presented by Denver Public Schools’ Imaginarium and A+ Colorado By Kelli Brown (Denver Public Schools) and Cristina Ceballo (Blake Communications) On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Denver Public Schools’ Imaginarium and A+ Colorado invite the public [...]
Kite Festival 2014. Source: Maria VanderKolk, arvada.org. High Flyin’ Fun at The Arvada, Colorado Kite Festival (3/19/2017) - By Maria VanderKolk, arvada.org Let’s go fly a kite!  The whole family will enjoy this fun, free event celebrating the artistry of kite flying. The 16th Annual Arvada Kite Festival is April 2, 2017. The festival [...]