Denver and Boulder like to dress up their historic homes, museums and hotels this time of year, offering teas, guided tours and special events to the public. The teas are so popular that the major ones — Molly Brown House and Byers-Evans House — are already sold out, but you can still get tickets to tour historic homes.
By Amanda Loudi, Special to The Washington Post
Elite marathoner Tina Muir is gunning for a personal best this December when she toes the line at the California International Marathon in Sacramento.
Decorating Part II is all about putting up bows, boughs, trees and most important — making memories.
Colorado’s culinary scene got another load of bragging rights when Flagstaff House’s chef de cuisine Chris Royster won during an episode of the television cooking competition “Chopped” on Food Network.
WHAT: 2283 Ogden Street is a three-bedroom, five-bathroom condo in a former church in Denver’s San Rafael neighborhood.
PRICE: $1.85 million, unfurnished. HOA fee is $636. Home may be purchased furnished, price upon request.
Becoming a parent tends to draw thick a line between the phases of one’s life, just as getting married separates people from the party-oriented pack with which they formerly ran.
Forget about Bruce Springsteen the iconic rock star. Forget about the Bruce Springsteen the winner of countless Grammy Awards, an Oscar and, as of last week, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Denver Post readers’ holiday lights displays from all around the Front Range, uploaded to our holiday lights map.
Each year, denverpost.com features reader-submitted photos on an interactive map so you can browse through the displays in your area, build a personalized tour map to take in the best lights, or look through past years’ submissions for inspiration.
Dear Amy: Three years ago I met the woman of my dreams.
Six months later I met her 20-year-old son. “Vicky” told me what a great kid “Charlie” was. He lived in another state, and one day we got a call from him saying he was in jail and needed to be bailed out for his SECOND DUI.
By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
As you prepare to pack on your holiday pounds this winter, consider this: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more Americans than ever are overweight.
Home for the holidays
The Manitou Incline, the heart-pounding mile of steps near Colorado Springs, will reopen Friday after three months of repairs.
Hikers can return to the challenging workout that has made Manitou Springs a destination for local, national and international visitors, but now they can climb a trail that’s been updated to fend off erosion.
A glass of bubbly is nice, but a locally made bottle of bubbly is better.
Infinite Monkey Theorem will release its first batch of The Bubble Universe on Dec. 2 at its RiNo winery and taproom with Marczyk Fine Foods.
Dear Amy: A man who I was romantically involved with many years ago announced to me that he is making me the beneficiary on his insurance policy. I am fond of him, but could never spend my life with him because he constantly made bad decisions throughout the years.
By Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post
For decades, the Pirelli calendar has been known for its exclusivity, its glamour, its nudity.
But this year’s calendar, unveiled Tuesday, is different. German photographer Peter Lindbergh captured 14 actresses not in dazzling gowns, dolled up or in the buff, but in black and white with bare faces and unkempt hair.
By Justin Fox, Bloomberg View
The vast majority of Americans sat down to a gigantic, mostly home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving last week. So this seems like as good a time as any to point out that such meals have become an anomaly.
In the late 1970s and early ’80s, my dad and his friends would make a nearly two-hour drive from Illinois into Missouri for beer, in particular that beer du jour made with Rocky Mountain spring water.
By Joe Yonan, The Washington Post
I have a dried-fruit problem.
The problem is that I love it so much, I can’t have much around or I’ll start nibbling, and a snack becomes a mini-meal.
By Candida Gazoli, Special to The Washington Post
“How many more days until everyone dies, Mama?” my son asked me at bedtime. I was about to sing him a lullaby, and in a futile attempt to buy time … I … lied.
Colorado gets plenty of love for its craft beer scene, and that feeling is now spilling over into our homegrown spirits industry. Lyons-based Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur reeled in a silver medal at the 7th Annual New York International Spirits Competition on Nov.
We’ve all been there. You’re headed to a party, or a friend drops by with a gift, and there you are, empty handed as a Vegas loser. Next, you’re tap dancing, or dashing like Dancer to the back of a cupboard rummaging for that disliked gift you got last year to regift.
Dear Amy: My wife and I have been married for almost 10 years. We are in our mid-30s. We don’t have children.
We have hit a brick wall. She says that she completely resents me for not going to family functions and doing couples activities.
Dine out for a cause on Dec. 1, when 24 Colorado restaurants and purveyors will donate 10 to 15 percent of the night’s profits to fight childhood hunger in the state.
By Joanne Davidson, Special to The Denver Post
The Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado graduated its 10th class of fellows at a gala held at the new Falls Event Center in Littleton.
By Nina B. Lichtenstein, Special To The Washington Post
Last year, I had received a holiday card with a big “Trigger Warning!” on the top of the two-page, single-spaced letter. It read: “This lengthy, old-fashioned, holiday letter may trigger feelings of dismay, disorientation, or dread for those accustomed to getting their news via 140 character tweets, Instachats or Snapograms.
Longtime Arvada resident and professional photographer, Grant Collier, has spent the last two decades retracing the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, Joseph Collier — literally.
Joseph, also a professional photographer, spent more than 30 years of his life capturing Colorado landscapes with his camera.
By M. Carrie Allan, Special to The Washington Post
In this era of constant accusations of media bias — left-wing, right-wing, gull-wing (that’s bias against DeLoreans) — I confess: I have a long-held bias against mead.
It was a sign from above that told Father Ron Cattany that Denver’s iconic Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception was in need of some serious restoration work.
Cattany — the pastor and rector of the basilica for the last year — was already planning to do some interior work, but in April, a stone grape cluster fell from about 20 feet, landing just in front of the entrance to the basilica.