If you want to hear—and learn—mariachi music in Denver, you only have to go so far as the East Central Park neighborhood in Aurora, home to the Colorado Youth Mariachi Program (CYMP).
In 2010, in the midst of a recession, three friends regularly got together for a few beers despite living at the poverty level as AmeriCorps volunteers. Betsy Lay, Kate Power, and Jen Cuesta looked around at all the other people who were also prioritizing buying a beer despite money being so tight, and brewed up an idea.
This month: New Pickleball Courts at MLK Rec Center; Boychik Expanding to Stanley Marketplace; I-70 Express Lane Tolling Now Live; DEN Reserve Reduces DIA Screening Time; Pauline Robinson Library Temporarily Closes; and Funding Supports Additional Hours at Sam Gary Library.
This fall will mark 10 years since the birth of an idea that added a transformational feature to Northeast Denver and Northwest Aurora. In 2013, a group of Central Park residents embarked on a mission to create a community gathering space. That ambitious vision was actualized with the opening of Stanley Marketplace, which has become a thriving hub for businesses, a gathering space for residents, and a positive destination spot for the community.
This month: 1) Over Flyte at FlyteCo Brewing; 2) Denver Speech and Debate Teams Shine at Nationals; 3) Park Hill Housing Project; and 4) Restaurant Openings and Closings.
There has been no change in ownership at the Stanley Marketplace. Stanley JV owns the marketplace and is a joint venture partnership between Flightline Ventures and Westfield Company. The original article in the Updates section of the July Front Porch that a change in ownership had occurred was incorrect. We sincerely apologize to our readers, to Stanley Marketplace, to Flightline Ventures, and to Westfield Company for the error.
Park Hill artist Angel Figueroa paints, sculpts, and builds. With exquisite attention to detail and bright explosions of color, she creates whimsical fairy gardens, smiling Minions, jovial cows, and gleaming race cars.
This month: Snarfs Opens in Mayfair Plaza; Westerly Creek Election Results; Non-Profit Kids’ Soccer League; and East Colfax Neighborhood Mural.
Summertime means barbecue time, and on any given day aromas from neighborhood grills and backyard smokers waft through the air while teasing and tempting all those who catch a whiff.
This month: Glissade Coffee Opens in NW Aurora; Alexan Montview Plaza Progress; East High Con-Law Fourth in Nation; Northfield Drones; Suncor Update; Denver Discovery Classrooms; and Costco Opens in Green Valley Ranch.