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Early literacy program keeps Jeffco children sharp over long summer

Summer school has shed its negative connotations to become a favorite time for teachers and students to work more closely on reading and writing. Jeffco Schools Foundation began its Jeffco Summer of Early Literacy (JSEL) program four years ago, …
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Local farms, eateries, bakeries and organizations offer special Independence Day foods

The sound of laughter from friends and family. The brilliant sights of firework displays. The smells from a barbecue grill and freshly-baked pies. The Fourth of July is a holiday that celebrates independence, and it is one of the best at …
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Building castles in the sand for a stronger community foundation

Arvada’s Sand in the City festival is a sunny, gritty and creative event that captures the attention of citizens young and old. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll find the festival, like many others, is a fun and engaging way for …
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Silver screens under summer skies

When the stars in the sky serve as the house lights, it’s entirely possible the audience has found the best movie theater around. In Colorado’s summertime, communities turn parks and plazas into these kinds of theaters, offering outdoor film …
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The Club’s annual summer picnic will be held at the Allen House Pavilion (64th and Quail) on Wednesday, July 15, from 4 to 8 p.m.
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Lauryn Sipes leaned against her car as she talked about continuing tradition during the June 26-28 junior drag racing event at Bandimere Speedway. “My dad works here at the track so I’ve been around drag racing all my life — my whole family …
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Featured Events
July 2 - 5, Colorado Mills , 14500 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, 80401
Tuesday, Natural Grocers, 12612 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO
Thursday, Red Rocks Community College Theatre, 13300 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO
July 10, The Plaza at Belmar, 439 S. Teller St., Lakewood, CO