Life in Boulder County Category

Waking Up the Bears on Pearl Street

15352365_sBears on Pearl Street Mall??  Your reaction is probably either:  Cool!  or No Way!

But don’t grab the Bear repellent just yet because this event is just for fun.

Every year at this time Downtown Boulder hosts a wonderful spring festival called the Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival to celebrate the 15,000 tulips bursting forth on Pearl Street Mall.  Children dress up in their best fairy and elf costumes and help the Tulip Fairy parade down Pearl Street Mall beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday April 27.

There are lots of fun things for kids to do like foam sword fights, making fairy wands and elf hats, art projects and nature activities.

This year’s special live event is the Waking Up the Bears concert. Read the rest of this entry »

Earth Day in Lafayette – Win a Free Tree!

9443962_sLafayette was named Tree City USA 2012. This is the 18th consecutive year Lafayette has earned this honor.

Trees are valuable to homeowners and home buyers.

“A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000.” – Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers

Trees add value to your home, shade your home and neighborhood help, lower your heating and cooling bills and provide habitat for birds and small animals. Most buyers appreciate mature trees in the landscape of the home they are considering buying.

Lafayette, Saturday is your lucky day! Read the rest of this entry »

Love Living in Boulder County – Reason #103

ry=400America’s Best Idea – Our National Parks

Living in Boulder Colorado we have the amazing benefit of living in a state with four National Parks. Growing up in Iowa we used to drive to Colorado to vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Visiting Rocky is still as special to me and my family as it was back when I was a kid.

April is a big month in the national parks and there is something fun for everyone.

April 20-28, 2013 – National Park Week

It’s a perfect time to visit one of Colorado’s four national parks and join in the presidentially proclaimed celebration of our parks. All park fees will be waived this week making the national parks accessible to everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Love Living in Boulder County – Reason #102

avista_adventist_hospital_aerial-895558_650x400You know Boulder County is ranked as one of the healthiest counties in Colorado, if not all of America, right?

A new national study shows we are some of the most physically active people who enjoy a higher life expectancy and have excellent access to first-class primary care doctors. (Daily Camera, 3.20.13)

Today the Boulder County Business Report posted that many of those excellent doctors also happen to serve you and me in nationally top-ranked hospitals – the elite 15% of all America for excellent patient experience.

I’m starting to feel better than ever! Read the rest of this entry »

Restaurants for Boulder’s Smallest House Hunters

13772570_sKids are always welcome.  That’s how I feel about this business of showing houses.

Having children along on a day of touring houses means we plan a little differently and taking a break for a healthy lunch is always part of my plan.

Here’s 3 of my favorite quick lunch stops in the Boulder area with healthy options for young house shoppers. Read the rest of this entry »

Art at the Louisville Library

15642324_sIs your kid an artist?

Then stop by the Louisville Public Library to catch the end of the Youth Spring Art Show.  It’s happening right now though March 29th.

This show features the enthusiastic art of our youngest residents ages 4 to 18 from Louisville and Superior.  When our son was a Fireside Elementary student his art was hung in this show and the pride he felt from seeing his artwork hung in such a public place was incredible.

Stop by the Louisville Public Library Read the rest of this entry »

Art Walk in Louisville

5886536_sYou already know Louisville is a happening place on Friday nights in the summer thanks to the incredibly popular Street Faire.  But did you know that winter is also a great time to go downtown Louisville?

Have a glass of wine. See some art.  Feel the love!

First Friday Art Walk is this Friday, February 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Head downtown Louisville and explore the Read the rest of this entry »

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