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eing a parent is hard. Those of you who are parents know exactly what I mean. It’s a series of hard stages—different kinds of hard. Anyone who tells you that once you get past _____ (fill in the blank) age, everything will get easier is either lying to try to make you feel better or not a parent.

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When my first daughter was born, she was a delight. She slept like a baby (pun intended), she nursed perfectly and rarely cried. However, I was a new mom, which made it hard in and of itself. Then came the toddling. Who had any idea there was so much a tiny person could get their hands on—and so fast! About the time I was getting a handle on toddler-proofing, my second sweet girl came along. She was a good sleeper like the first, but she never got the hang of nursing. So, I spent the next year doubling the time it took me to feed her because I insisted she have breast milk no matter how I had to make that happen. (I hope this isn’t too much information; I’m trying to be discreet.) That was hard—especially in the middle of the night. Then my child No. 1 hit the terrible three’s. Ugh. That was hard. Then there’s sending them off to school. That’s hard, too. And so begin the years of skinned knees on the playground, which segue into the friendship dramas of the tween years. Those times are hard when you want your child to be the best friend she can be, while maintaining her integrity and learning to deal with the conflict. Next up…high school. That’s really hard. Suddenly you become the dumbest person on the planet who generally cannot say anything that doesn’t result in a HUGE eye roll. On the horizon are the college years. I can’t wait to see what challenges that brings for both my daughters and me. This issue is a salute to parents and children navigating the hardships and celebrations of life. Congratulations to each parent out there winning the battles that come along with the greatest, most rewarding job of your life.

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Around Town

16 What's Cooking? 22 Now Open 25 Style Wise 27 Sold Properties

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Parting Thoughts

Cooking with kids can be messy, but fun!

18 A Lesson in Self Temple Grandin School offers students

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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Announces: Free Tuesdays Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is pleased to announce that starting April 8, the museum will be free to the public from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. every Tuesday for the remainder of 2014. By offering a weekly free day, BMoCA will further its efforts to provide inclusive museum experiences for all ages and encourage all members of our community to engage with contemporary art. The museum’s programs foster creativity and encourage families to spend time making art and having fun together. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1750 13th Street in downtown Boulder. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed Monday. Museum admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors, students and educators. Free admission to the museum is offered to members and children under the age of 12. BMOCA.org

Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency has upgraded the City of Lafayette’s General Obligation Bonds to a AA+ rating which speaks to the City’s stability and ability to meet financial obligations. According to the bonding financial advisory, it is very unique for a city of Lafayette’s size to possess such high ratings. A strong credit rating of AA+ is a statement that the City, and its municipal bonds, are a solid, long-term investment option. The S&P rating process objectively reviews all aspects of Lafayette’s financial strategies and activities through a strict set of criteria focused on management, year-to-year financials, long-term fiscal planning, economic development, and other City data. S&P affirmed the City of Lafayette’s bonds to be of an “outstanding status with a stable outlook.” “It takes time and diligence to build up this type of financial credibility,” says Wade Nickerson, Finance Director.

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New Apartments Provide Incredible Views and Convenience Construction is quickly progressing on the Boulder View Apartments, a new, modern apartment community that will offer residents spectacular views and premium amenities. The community, just a 15-minute drive from downtown Boulder, will consist of three, three-story buildings and offer 68 units. Each apartment is equipped with a modern kitchen and an in-unit storage area, and residents will enjoy such amenities as private balconies, a private bathroom per bedroom, in-unit washer and dryer and private garages. The pet-friendly community is surrounded by a private and natural environment, minutes from a variety of cycling, running and hiking trails, and features a dog run and outdoor pet areas. An exterior courtyard, positioned in the middle of the property, offers an outdoor amenity package presenting beautiful landscaping, two gas firepits, an endless pool swim spa, hot tub, sundeck for lounging and an outdoor kitchen 12 Boulder County Lifestyle | May 2014

Holy Lederhosen! Roundhouse entered its two gins in the 1st Annual Berlin International Spirits Competition, which was held on March 2. Roundhouse


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Get Growing! With Ollin Farms WOW! Children’s Museum is partnering with Ollin Farms this spring and summer to offer monthly hands-on garden programs for children and families. The farmers from Ollin Farms will teach children about seeds, plant life and what plants need to grow. Kids are invited to get their hands dirty and help plant seeds, till soil, pull weeds and harvest veggies from WOW!’s outdoor garden. Garden program is included with Museum admission! Upcoming Program Dates: May 2 at 11:30 a.m. and June 5 at 11:30 a.m. WOWChildrensMuseum.org

Kathleen Johnston and Mike Ricci Named USA Triathlon Coaches of the Year USA Triathlon Certified Coaches Kathleen Johnston and Mike Ricci have been named the 2013 USA Triathlon Coaches of the Year for their successes within the developmental pipeline and the collegiate triathlon scene. Johnston (Nashville, Tenn.) earned Development Coach of the Year honors for her guidance of Junior Elite and Youth Elite in the Southeast Region. “I am especially honored to receive this award and am grateful for the recognition it brings to the athletes, families and coaches who have been so supportive of my efforts with junior development,” Johnston says. Ricci (Boulder, Colo.) was awarded National Coach of the Year for his work with the 2013 University of Colorado Buffaloes. “I am honored to have been nominated for this award, and completely humbled to actually have won it considering the depth of triathlon coaching talent in the United States,” Ricci says. Coaches of the year are selected based on the performance of the athletes they coach, as well as service to the sport, athlete testimony and coaching character. USATriathalon.org/coaching

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Bhakti Chai is proud to announce a finely curated packaged tea line and two new ready-to-drink flavors. “We wanted to bring the spice and fire to the packaged tea aisle so people could finally experience Bhakti Chai anywhere,” shares Founder Brook Eddy. “The ginger pressed for the company’s liquid products is dried and still overflowing with potent flavor and aroma, re-purposed for tea pyramid bags!” she notes. Staying true to their vision of expanding the Bhakti family of products, two new ready-todrink bottles were developed. Both have the same signature Bhakti ginger feel, but are made with less sugar and Califia Farms’ popular almond milk. These will be launching in more than 300 stores throughout March. BhaktiChai.com

Bridge House launched Community Table Kitchen in fall 2013. Their state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, made possible through an anonymous donation, has a threefold mission—to produce high quality, nutritious meals for the homeless and working poor in Boulder; to create jobs and training opportunities for homeless participants of their Ready to Work paid, transitional employment program; and to generate revenue to support training goals and mission-related activities. This social enterprise is a great example of how we, as a community, can solve social problems of homelessness and joblessness through business development. The Community Table Kitchen has six trainee positions in the kitchen and prepare more than 350 meals a day. Community Table Kitchen offers catering services for receptions and meetings. BoulderBridgeHouse.com If you have an item for our Around Town department, please contact Heather at HShoning@lifestylepubs.com

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Cooking with Kids Nurturing your wee one’s love for healthy meals made at home Article Jules Marie | Photography Provided

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eing in the kitchen with kids is a richly rewarding experience. They love to mix, stir and giggle, lick their fingers, spoons, bowls and everything else. A joy-filled experience unfolds and memories of cooking at a young age will remain with them throughout their lives. Whether teaching kids to cook at home or enrolling them in a cooking class, it’s often daunting guiding them toward making healthy food choices. It’s tricky to help them understand why it’s sensible and delicious to choose an organic apple rather than a candy bar. Allowing common sense, not the clock, to guide food choices, can inspire a lifelong love of healthy, delicious foods. Simple recipes that allow for variations are generally foolproof and once repeated several times are often mastered. Once a few simple recipes and techniques are achieved, it’ll be a snap to whip up delicious homemade foods and snacks. Younger kids love to play and create so don’t worry that their loaf of bread doesn’t look exactly like a loaf or if they wind up with more jelly on the counter than they did the sandwich. It’s the effort and love they put into creating food that is to be praised.

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An abundance of cooking classes for kids and teens are geared toward fostering a love for delicious food while building kitchen skills and confidence. Now in its 11th year, locally grown Stir It Up Cooking School offers cooking classes for five-year-olds to 16-year-olds. Founder Carol Wiggins says the classes are an exciting, hands-on, messy way to try tasty new foods and flavors while making friends in a comfortable home-style kitchen. Kids can literally pick from the school’s outdoor garden brimming with organic vegetables, greens and herbs, which brings the garden-to-table experience home. “Don’t do pretend cooking. Don’t make them think they can use a knife if they really can’t. Give them a task they can accomplish and have them do it over and over. Make it their job,” Wiggins says. “Salad dressing became a science experiment for our son Luke and whenever dressing was needed, he made it. Experiments feed their excitement. Do family meals. Make applesauce or Chinese dumplings and give everyone a job. Kids enjoy that part. They love getting the whole family in the kitchen at the same time.” Teen cooking classes are also offered at Boulder’s Sur La Table,


cooking equipment. Use a safety stool; arrange everything on a low-table for easy access. Praise the process, not the product. Inspire your child in the kitchen. Laugh. Be gentle. Teach them to use knives safely, but like the ocean, don’t turn your back on them. Tell stories and sing while you cook. Eat what you create. Adopt a local farm and meet goats, chickens and llamas. Pick fresh strawberries. Join a CSA. Visit the farmers’ market and eat locally and seasonally. Plant simple greens in your backyard: lettuce, herbs, edible flowers.

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whose online calendar is bursting with kids and teens classes, including summer camp programs. Their five-day kid’s camp offers teens an opportunity to make and enjoy food from Italy, Germany, France and Spain—all in one week, while the final day’s celebration includes a fun-filled cooking tournament. Escoffier School of Culinary Arts also offers hands-on, five-day Teen Cooking Technique workshops. Technique classes teach fundamental kitchen skills, kitchen organization, knife skills, safety and cooking techniques while teens prepare and enjoy a multi-course meal. A recent sample menu included: mixed greens with classic Italian dressing, cheesy garlic bread, fresh pasta with red sauce, vanilla bean ice cream with toasted almonds, chocolate sauce and grilled pineapple.

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A Lesson in Self Children with Asperger’s Syndrome learn in a new way at Temple Grandin School. Article Camille Wilson | Photography Provided

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rior knowledge of Asperger’s Syndrome might come from watching fictional characters, Adam and Kristina Braverman and their son Max, on NBC’s “Parenthood.” However, there is a real-life Kristina Braverman living here in Boulder County, and she’s a hero to many children who might otherwise have fallen through the cracks in the educational system. Jennifer Wilger has worked tirelessly for the best education for her son Micah—who has Asperger’s Syndrome—and kids like him. Eventually, just like the Braverman’s, it was personal necessity that nudged her to co-found the Temple Grandin School in Boulder in 2011.

What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) characterized by fixated interests and difficulty with social skills and nonverbal communication. According to the Center for Disease Control’s 2013 National Health Statistics Report, ASD affects 1 in 18 Boulder County Lifestyle | May 2014

50 school-aged kids (age 6–17). That’s one child on every school bus in the U.S. Prevalence specific to Asperger’s is not well established. Asperger’s is different from other disorders on the spectrum in that children often do not experience delays in language and cognitive development. In fact, many are academically and cognitively on track or even advanced. They are not typical children, but they are not typically autistic either, and many of them are falling through the cracks in school. Personal Catalyst

Micah was diagnosed very young and was able to attend public school until the end of fifth grade. Fitting into a typical classroom setting becomes more challenging for kids with Asperger’s as they grow older due to struggles with executive functions like planning, problem solving and starting and finishing tasks, especially tasks not chosen by them. It becomes harder to accommodate the needs of kids with Asperger’s who see themselves as very


bright—because they are—but have difficulty admitting that they need help with something. “After struggling over and over, it begins to impact self esteem,” Wilger says. “Micah became depressed from living these struggles, so we decided to try a smaller private school.” That school later faced closure until Wilger—with a master’s degree in early childhood special education—set out to convert its program into one specifically geared for kids grades 6–12 with Asperger’s. Her extensive time and study spent understanding the Asperger’s learning style uniquely positioned her for the task, and she had the appropriate connections to help it take off. She and her co-founder, admiring Temple Grandin’s success story, decided to name the new school after the world-renowned autism activist, author and animal science doctor. Grandin was honored, has visited the school and remains informed about its activities, but does not have a fiduciary role. Socio-Academic Approach

Temple Grandin School calls its approach socio-academic because it allows for integration of both areas into many aspects of the day, truly developing the whole person. Each student has an individual plan about which all of the teachers are aware and can look for opportunities to reinforce those things as they happen.

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“It’s embedded and emerges organically throughout the day since we’re all part of the team,” Wilger says. “Not like other settings where a therapist may take the student out the classroom to meet for 30 minutes.” Gearing students up for life after high school, Real World 101 has proven to be an important component of the program. Students use the community as their laboratory with outings for research and scavenger hunts related to social observation. They even frequent a horse sanctuary as one way to experience a posi-

“Our son is back!” —Tamara McCleary, parent tive environment where they feel confident and competent. “These young people each have a constellation of challenges,” Wilger says. “The goal of our program at Temple Grandin School is to focus on kids’ strengths, figure out what motivates them and use that to help them understand themselves.” Self-understanding and motivation are certainly important considering that currently just 56 percent of students with ASD graduate from high school and only 14 percent of those start college according to the Autism Society. TGS is working to change that through partnerships with Front Range Community College and CU which require all TGS students to take at least one college-level class before graduation. “It’s a chance for these kids to learn how to be their own advo20 Boulder County Lifestyle | May 2014

cates by asking for extra time or help if they need it.” says Wilger. “It’s been a really powerful experience for the students so far.” Impacting Individuals

Temple Grandin School has grown from ten students when the doors opened to its current enrollment of 22. Since there are no schools like it in Colorado and so few across the country, many families commute long distances to attend—several having relocated from a different state. And the success stories are growing. Tamara McCleary’s son, Parker, a seventh grader, has been a student at TGS for one year, and she says it has been a complete turnaround for him. He entered public middle school to find larger class sizes, a more complex social environment and what McCleary calls the gap in education where he was unchallenged by the special education program but unable to learn in the typical sit-at-a-desk-and-take-notes environment. He completed sixth grade convinced that he was stupid and unteachable and was ready to drop out as soon as the law would permit it. After one year at TGS he has his sights set on university. “Our son is back!” says McCleary. “Thanks to the teachers and staff at TGS being personTemple Grandin School ally invested in the success of 6446 Jay Road, Boulder each child, Parker’s self-esteem 303.554.7363 has had a complete reversal.” TempleGrandinSchool.org Wilger recently received Donations welcome the annual State “People First” Award from the Colorado Special Education Advisory Com-

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Mo mittee, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated the “People First” philosophy in their work with Colorado students with special needs. “To get state-level recognition at a private school that the state had nothing to do with—and just in our third year—is amazingly satisfying,” says Wilger. “It’s a huge testament to the team and to the hard work we put into developing our program.”

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Roots Run Deep at Longmont’s Aime’s Love Bakery Sweet Treats: All Gloriously Gluten-Free Article Camille Wilson Photography Carrie McDougall

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hen translated, the name of the gluten-free bakery in Longmont is “Love’s Love,” and, while the two owners want to share hope and sweetness, there’s a lot more meaning behind the name than just a Kumbaya story. It’s about roots. Aime, or “love”—pronounced as if saying the two English letters M and A, or e-MAY—was the middle name of co-founder Morgan Dalton’s grandfather. With a skill for cake decorating, the entrepreneurial farm boy from Quebec opened his own gourmet bakery more than 30 years ago. He recently had to close the shop due to his increasing sensitivity to gluten flours. Co-founder and CFO Jennifer Walter’s middle name, Love, is a nod to her great-great-great grandfather Robert Love Sr. who founded Love’s Bakery—still the largest wholesale baker in the Hawaiian islands—in 1851. When Robert Sr. died, Robert Jr. and his wife, Fanny, took over the business until he, too, passed on leaving Fanny as a single mother to six children. Fanny ran the bakery for 32 years and endured many hardships including illness and two fires. Walter, a widow herself with two young children, admires Fanny’s perseverance and grace and hopes to follow in her footsteps. After years applying her master’s degree in counseling to the education and human service industries, Walter was looking for a career change. Dalton studied chocolate sculpting in Paris, earned a degree as a pastry chef from The Art Institute of Colorado in Denver and worked in cake decorating for years. Opening her own bakery has been a long-time dream. The duo had been friends for more than a decade when Walter—gluten intolerant herself—saw a niche opportunity for an all gluten-free bakery and approached Dalton with the business idea. The concept relied on the fact that, while the Celiac Disease Foundation estimates that Celiac disease—an autoimmune disorder in which the consumption of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine—affects just one percent of the population, a survey by Packaged Facts found 18 percent of adults buy or consume gluten-free food products, up from 15 percent in October 2010. Consumption by non-Celiac individuals is usually due to intolerance, sensitivity or other perceived health benefits. By keeping the entire kitchen free of gluten-containing ingredients, those individuals with Celiac disease, who may have severe reactions to even trace amounts, can enjoy anything on the menu 22 Boulder County Lifestyle | May 2014

without fear or hesitation. The owners hope this different approach will allow them to add a wholesale side to the business since other restaurants or coffee shops could minimize contamination by simply having gluten-free menu options delivered in separate packaging. Walk-in customers have given the new bakery a warm welcome. Opening day celebrations were March 28, and sales thus far have exceeded expectations with cupcakes, muffins and doughnuts as favorite menu items. “Daddy’s Unfried Doughnuts definitely fly out of the case, too,” says Walter. “Many gluten-free folks haven’t had a doughnut in years, so they’ll come up to the counter after having eaten just to thank us for satisfying that craving.” Satisfaction is likely to continue considering U.S. retail sales of gluten-free foods and drinks have grown 28 percent annually since 2008, hitting $4.2 billion in 2012 and are projected to grow to $6.6 billion in 2017, Aime’s Love Bakery and Cafe according to estimates from 331 Main St. MarketResearch.com. Thanks Longmont to the guidance and inspiration 720.340.4636 of their ancestors, Walter and AimesLove.com Dalton appear well-positioned to get their piece of that pie. On a gluten-free crust, of course.

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$2,814,400

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2610 Kohler Drive, Boulder

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$1,770,000

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2035 Buchanan Point, Lafayette

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$1,074,000

99.54%

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588 Manorwood Lane, Louisville

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$910,000

98.38%

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1235 Baseline Road, Boulder

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628 Portside Court, Lafayette

$849,000

$936,385

110.29%

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1585 Kendall Drive, Boulder

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870 University Avenue, Boulder

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3013 Marble Lane, Superior

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MAY 1 Black Hill Press 2014 Book Tour Innisfree Bookstore

Join Nate Ragolia, a graduate of the CU Creative Writing program and author of a novella set for release in fall 2014, and Black Hill Press, a publishing collective dedicated to the novella, for an evening discussing the writing process, small press publishing, the novella form and working with Black Hill Press. InnisFreePoetry.com

May 3–June 13 “The Sound of Music” Jesters Dinner Theatre & Performing Arts, Longmont

Jesters Dinner Theatre & Performing Arts presents “The Sound of Music,” the much beloved tale of a high-spirited nun who leaves the abbey to serve as governess for the seven children of a stern naval Captain. In time, Sister Maria captures the heart of the Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time. DowntownLongmont.com

May 11 Boulder Ballet’s “Coppelia” Boulder Theatre

Boulder Ballet presents “Coppelia,” an enchanting tale of love and mischief, inspired by the Commedia dell’Arte. The show features life size dancing dolls, an eccentric inventor, colorful folk dances and romantic mishaps, with original choreography, all set to a beautiful score by Leo Delibes. Tickets are on sale now. BoulderBallet.org

MAY 11–SEPTEMBER 28 Jax Farmers’ Market BEHIND JAX RANCH AND HOME

Jax market farmers sell Colorado-grown organic, transitional and pesticide-free vegetables. The orchard keepers bring organic and conventional fruit from Palisades, Colo. The quality and diversity of our vendors’ produce and products promises you an exciting shopping experience in a friendly, family atmosphere. And shopping locally benefits our Colorado farms, the environment, the community and the economy. FarmersMarketLouis.com

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Celestial Seasonings! Celestial Cafe, located inside the Celestial Seasonings tea factory, will offer live music and a fantastic Mother’s Day spread, including finger sandwiches, soup and miniature savories, as well as an array of sweets, fresh fruit and Celestial’s own herbal teas. After the luncheon, be sure to take the free tour of the factory and treat yourself to something at the Celestial gift shop. Reserve your spot today. CelestialSeasonings.com

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Be the first to see the unveiling of downtown Longmont’s identity, countless opportunities and its exciting future. Featured speakers include: Mayor Dennis Coombs; Kimberlee McKee, LDDA, Art District Vision; Unveiling of Downtown Longmont Identity; Wendy Holmes, ArtSpace; Ann Holley, Personal ArtSpace Experience; Margaret Hunt, Colorado Creative Industries; Longmont Area Eco-


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May 26 BolderBoulder 30th and Walnut

Don’t miss Boulder’s beloved tradition: the BolderBoulder. This 10k is a family favorite, and hundreds of people from across Colorado and the rest of the country come to enjoy the many events hosted by our town. In addition to the main race, the BolderBoulder will include international team challenges and a Memorial Day tribute at Folsom Field. Register now to take part in Boulder’s favorite springtime ritual, or head downtown to cheer on the runners. BolderBoulder.com nomic Council Presentation; Paul Mueller, The Power & Parallels of P4 Projects and Eric Hozempa, Longmont Community Foundation. DowntownLongmont.com

May 24–26 Boulder Creek Festival Downtown Boulder

Celebrate the coming of warm weather and long days with the unofficial kickoff to summer, the Boulder Creek Festival. 500 vendors will showcase a variety of products, such as arts and crafts, health alternatives and technology. Four performance stages will host an array of music and dance throughout the weekend. Enjoy carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, and cap off the festival with the

May 31–October 11 Louisville Farmers’ Market Historic Downtown Louisville

Since 2008, the Louisville Farmer’s Market has delighted the community and visitors with locally grown products. Farmers sell Colorado-grown organic, transitional and pesticide-free vegetables. The orchard keepers bring organic and conventional fruit from Palisades, Colo. The quality and diversity of the vendors’ produce and products promises you an exciting shopping experience in a friendly, family atmosphere. Shopping locally benefits our Colorado farms, the environment, the community and the economy. Plus, this season brings new hours! The market is open from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. every Saturday. FarmersMarketLouis.com

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Parting Thoughts

Table Manners Words Ellen Nordberg

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cross the trail. After 90 minutes, we’d made it four hundred yards. I continued marching. They caught up, and Twin B reached his fist out offering a dead ladybug. I looked down and saw a trail of dried blood across his cheek. “What now?” I thought. How had he cut himself? Was it when he cried and I said, MAN UP? Where was the entry wound? Could an ambulance make it onto the trail? I was searching the backpack for a paper bag to breathe into when Twin A tugged on my shorts. “Mommy?” he said. “Mommy? It’s his vitamin.” Oh. The red chewable he had worked into a paste while in the car and then smeared across his face. Flash forward to fifth grade and little improvement on the messy eating front. Despite time-outs, Lego bans and etiquette pep talks, I still end up leaving outrageous bus boy tips. Even at age ten, we have linen napkins on the floor, broccoli eaten by hand and butter knives wielded as Ninja Turtle weapons. My girlfriend is signing her twin girls up for Cotillion. “What?” I asked. “Dancing and coming out balls?” “Yes,” she said. “But table manners and restaurant behavior too.” She raised her eyebrows. “I mean…have you seen my girls eat? They’re like animals!” I know exactly what she means. My little Clydesdale and raccoon will be wearing ties and waltzing with girls in white gloves before they know it. Read more funny twin tales at EllenNordberg.com.


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