December 2022 Our Broomfield™ Magazine

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Fire Station Begins Operations Holiday Cheer with December Events Delicious Treat Recipes for Gifts and Celebrations The City of Broomfield is Spreading North Metro Fire Rescue’s Rebuilt Season’s Greetings Our Broomfield! FROM Plus! SRB’s Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas Program • BHS Sports Hall of Fame • And Much More! Look Inside for Our Local Holiday Food & Gift Guide!
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THE COVER Our Broomfield™ is a magazine for all of us because it’s our community. It’s Our Broomfield. 20 06 From the Editor 08 About 10 Community Events 12 Inspiration for Busy Families 45 Advertiser Index DEPARTMENTS FEATURE ARTICLES DECEMBER 2022 16 The Time of Year for Holiday Cheer 24 Our Broomfield’s 2022 Local Holiday Food & Gift Guide 30 Holiday Treats of the Season, for Gifts and At Home Celebrations 34 SRB’s Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas Program Feeds the Soul for Gift-Givers and Recipients Alike 40 BHS Launches Sports Hall of Fame 30 Rebuilt Fire Station 61 Begins Operations The year-long rebuild of North Metro Fire Rescue Department’s Station 61 is drawing to a close, and the new facility is already serving Broomfield citizens with additional staff and vehicles as well as enhanced features.
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The Holiday Ride

The ride from Halloween through New Year’s Day is like soaring down the biggest hill on the most mammoth roller coaster. It is fast and thrilling and takes your breath away. And it’s over before you know it.

The ride is also full of consumption, little sleep, and steady adrenaline (sometimes stress induced) – all of which can put strain on minds and bodies. And I like cookies. The holiday season is FULL of cookies.

While I exercise regularly, I decided that this year I needed to be a little more proactive than usual about my “holiday health.” My aging body just does not burn those cookie calories like it used to. So I joined the “Holiday Meltdown” at the Paul Derda Recreation Center. Twice a week group fitness from early November through midDecember. I chose the 5:00 a.m. class. Get ‘er done and get on with the day. I got myself up and out the door for the first class and joined a group of active ladies, most more fit than I. They were friendly and welcoming and I kept up. Yay me!

The day of the second class, my alarm went off at 4:30 and the to-do list of my day quickly filled my head. I decided to skip class.

The third day it snowed. It was freezing. I stayed in bed.

Then I received an email from the instructor, Sierra. Where was I? Was everything ok? Darn it. And thank you. Time to reset.

Day four. Back to class. A little challenging to keep up, but I did it. And I drove home with a smile. I encountered my daughter in the kitchen and she asked how it was. Good. I’m glad I went. She laughed and said, those endorphins are actually worth getting out of bed for aren’t they? Yes, they are. And I remembered why I signed up.

What will you do this holiday season to create those good feelings and keep yourself healthy? Mentally, physically, emotionally. Spend a little less, eat a little less, rest a little more, move a little more, share and love a lot more. Each of us has our own recipe and our own mix. Hands in the air or holding on tight.

Whatever your holiday looks like, I wish you a wonderful ride and a beautiful season. And lots of cookies.

Thanks for reading, Tina Eichner,

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Dine Out Night for Colorado Gives Day

Caring for Broomfield Together is hosting Dine Out Night in support of Colorado Gives Day. You can contribute to the local efforts of Broomfield non-profits by dining out at Old Chicago on December 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join members of participating non-profits for pizza, brews, and a celebration of another successful Colorado Gives Day! Learn more about how you can support Broomfield non-profits this holiday season by visiting


Women’s Happy Hour

Business Ladies Inspiring Success is the fastest growing women’s business networking group in Broomfield. BLIS members and nonmembers are invited to join this event for casual networking and fun. Meet inspirational local ladies at Windfall Brewing Company from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All are welcome! Tickets are $15 for BLIS members and $18 for non-members. Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey for Thursday night football! Register at https://broomfieldchamber.


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Embrace Simplicity THIS CHRISTMAS

There are so many podcasts and books talking about how simplicity and minimalism can improve our mental and physical health. And the topic of mental health is everywhere! I like the holistic approach of simplicity, though it’s a big process that can’t be done overnight. It takes shedding parts of your lifestyle including your space and routine to create peace, stability, and natural joy. I will talk much more about this in my January article.

But how do we find freedom from all the “stuff” during the holidays? We have been trained to buy the perfect gift for everyone in our life, as well as create the perfect memorable experience. We focus on the material aspects of the holidays and ignore how we feel, which is usually overwhelmed and dissatisfied. To be honest I can feel a tightness in my shoulders as I write this because it’s hard to not get caught up in all the spending during a time when even groceries are so expensive.

Maybe we try to be more intentional with our gifting this holiday, and much more aware of how we are feeling. Here are a few questions to consider asking yourself before you pull out your credit card.

Who is on your list and why? If you have a large extended family you usually buy for, could you all exchange names and buy just one gift? Maybe you have always bought a gift for a friend but this year it would be fun to try a new hike or a new restaurant together instead. The gift of time and experience is always more memorable than a material item. Gifting food is a beautiful way to show you care (see my holiday treat recipes towards the back of this magazine).

Will this gift be used? When we buy gifts while in a hurry, we purchase things that end up as clutter to others. And simplicity is the theme here. By applying a minimalistic approach means to give fewer, more meaningful gifts or experiences that will last long after the season is over. Consider repurposing something that you no longer have a use for, or make them a photo book of your fun memories over the past year. Even better, schedule a time to volunteer together at the local food bank or homeless shelter!

Are you prioritizing expectations instead of relationships? Don’t stay up all night trying to make that extra batch of cookies when you know deep down your kids will be happy with the eight varieties you already made. They want happy, calm, and rested parents. Not parents who are too busy to spend time with them because they are trying to make everything perfect. Let a lot of your expectations float up the chimney and instead cuddle with your loves and be present with your attention.

Take a step back this holiday and see how you can apply simplicity and minimalism into your routine and traditions. Ask your kids to help brainstorm. I am a big believer in experience over material, and I promise you will appreciate the memories from experience long after the holidays are over. Wishing you a peaceful December and exceptionally low credit card statements. Happy happy holidays!

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DECEMBER 10 & 11

Music of the Holidays presented by Broomfield Symphony Orchestra

The Broomfield Symphony Orchestra is proud to present Music of the Holidays, featuring the brilliant vocalist and narrator Heidi Schmidt. Beloved music, songs, and stories of the season will be conducted by Music Director Davic Brussel. Shows will be on Saturday December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday December 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium. Tickets are $7 - $25 at the door or online at You can also participate in a special ticket offer to benefit the Broomfield FISH food bank: Receive a $2/ticket discount at the door with a food donation, or use the coupon code FISH2022 when you order tickets online.

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The Nutcracker presented by The Colorado Conservatory of Dance

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Warmth of the Holidays presented by Rocky Mountain Brassworks

Rocky Mountain Brassworks will be performing the Warmth of the Holidays concert on Saturday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. The Broomfield Auditorium will be filled with the sounds of treasured favorites and classics, spirited medleys, beautiful arrangements, and the joyous sound of brass instruments. Gather your family and fill up on good cheer at this festive performance! Tickets can be purchased at


The 2023 Bal Swan Family Ball

You are invited to attend the first annual Bal Swan Family Ball. This night out for Bal Swan families of past and present is sure to be fun for everyone, with food, drinks, dancing, auction, crafts, and more! The Family Ball will be hosted on Saturday, January 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows. Tickets can be purchased at Bal Swan Children’s Center builds a social-emotional foundation and nurtures an inclusive learning community where each child and family grows and belongs, and you can support them by attending this special event!


The Wizard of Oz presented by Danse Etoile Ballet

Danse Etoile Ballet is proud to present The Wizard of Oz ballet, a family-friendly retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic story. Follow Dorothy and her lovable friends as they travel down the yellow brick road. Show times are Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday January 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be held at the Broomfield Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at

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Start the season off right at Broomfield’s Holiday Tree

Lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2 at the George DiCiero Building at One DesCombes Drive. Join this annual community event including children caroling, cookies, and rides on the holiday wagon, plus the lighting of the holiday tree by Mayor Castriotta and of course, the arrival of Santa Claus.

Individuals 55 and older can enjoy December’s Free Friday Film when The Holiday plays December 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Broomfield Auditorium. The Holiday is a film about two women troubled with relationship-problems swapping homes in each other’s countries for the holidays.

The Broomfield Library has a number of ways to help you enjoy winter. Track your reading and activities during the Winter Reading Challenge. Read ten days, complete ten activities, or do a combination of both, during the month of December to earn a prize. You can also attend this year’s Winter Library Celebration on Saturday December 10. Stop by the library anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to enjoy live music, crafts, and book recommendations for the whole family.

Want to join an interactive musical experience at a familyfriendly event? Kindermusik’s Holiday Playdate Thursday, December 15 at 10:15 a.m. at the Broomfield Community Center is the perfect opportunity to see what Kindermusik is all about. Enjoy interactive holiday classic tunes and take home a holiday album and instrument to enjoy.

Have fun this holiday season with your friends and neighbors in Broomfield! The City and County of Broomfield is hosting events throughout the month of December for residents of all ages. Learn how to join in on the fun and give back to the community this holiday season at Visit for additional details on the programs above, including how to register. May everyone in Broomfield have a holiday season that is merry and bright!

Broomfield’s seniors will not want to miss the Lakeshore Holiday Lunch Friday, December 16 at noon at the Broomfield Community Center. Celebrate the season with a delicious meal of ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, roasted carrots, cranberry and almond green salad, and holiday cheesecake while enjoying the free entertainment! Pre-registration is required.

The holiday season will continue with Polar Express Storytime Saturday, December 17. Listen to the story “The Polar Express” and enjoy the magic of the holidays at the historic Broomfield Depot Museum. Storytimes will be at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Choose a storytime and then stay for additional activities. Feel free to wear your favorite pajamas or fun holiday outfit to this all-ages event.

As the saying goes, ‘tis better to give than to receive and there are plenty of opportunities to give back to the Broomfield community! Make a child’s holiday season a little brighter by purchasing a gift by December 9 through the Precious Gift Holiday Toy Drive. This annual toy drive is coordinated by A Precious Child, a Broomfield non-profit. Participate by purchasing toys and gift cards online to be shipped directly to A Precious Child; dropping off new, unwrapped gifts in collection bins around city buildings or by sponsoring a specific child by taking a gift tag from the trees at the Paul Derda Rec Center or Broomfield Community Center.

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REBUILT Fire Station 61 Begins Operations

The year-long rebuild of North Metro Fire Rescue Department’s Station 61 is drawing to a close, and the new facility is already serving Broomfield citizens with additional staff and vehicles as well as enhanced features.

Work began on the project last year, with crews temporarily relocating to other facilities during construction and demolition commencing in November. Just a few weeks ago, the new station began operations, housing five firefighters, Engine 61, Medic 61, and a battalion chief vehicle.

“The newly expanded Station 61 allows us to house a battalion chief dedicated to managing emergency operations in Broomfield and an additional emergency response vehicle,” said David Anderson,

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Deputy Chief of Support Services for North Metro Fire. “Adding these emergency resources to the new station fulfills an important strategic goal and promise we made to the citizens of Broomfield to enhance emergency response capabilities as Broomfield continues to grow. We also remain committed to being good environmental stewards and improved energy efficiency within the fire station.”

Station 61 was originally built in 1956 and had undergone multiple remodels over the past 65 years before officials determined it needed to be completely rebuilt in order to meet the community’s

needs for decades to come. The new station more than doubled the size of the existing structure, providing approximately 12,000 square feet of space for living quarters and four bays to house emergency vehicles.

“When we plan for any station remodel or renovation, we look at what new technologies and practices exist to improve efficiency and firefighter safety,” said Anderson. “The new Station 61 incorporates one-level living for better flow and safety, a decontamination room that allows firefighters to remove toxins from incidents prior to entering their living quarters, improved emergency call alerting for firefighters, optimized and energy-efficient lighting, and other enhanced safety features such as diesel exhaust removal in the apparatus bay.”

The new Station 61 was designed by Allred Architects and constructed by Golden Triangle Construction. Anderson said the project did encounter some supply chain issues with materials as well as a generalized labor shortage, both common challenges projects around the world have faced in the wake of the pandemic.

“Our contractor was fantastic and kept things moving nicely, but it wasn’t exactly a smooth process to get to completion – there were a lot of change orders and unforeseen events,” Anderson said.

The department took care to be a good neighbor during the design and construction process. The station was specifically designed to further beautify the neighborhood, including incorporating additional trees alongside Midway Park. The design also included measures to reduce external noise for the surrounding neighborhood.

A few finishing touches and final details remain to be completed, primarily to the exterior, said Anderson.

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The Broomfield community is invited to an Open House on December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Stop by for station tours, crafts, and s’mores, and bring a gift to donate to the North Metro Fire Toy Drive!


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3 Margaritas

6896 W 120th Ave

Mexican family fiesta at its best!!  A local gem and family owned and operated, 3 Margaritas has everything you need for a family meal this holiday season. Spend more time with holiday guests instead of in your kitchen cooking by ordering take out or spoil yourself and have your family’s dinner delivered.  If you have an upcoming event, contact 3 Margaritas about catering or better yet ask them about private parties and bring your event to them.  The one size fits all 3 Margaritas gift card is perfect for everyone on your gift list.  Don’t forget to stop by for happy hour or their tasty margarita flight!

Appearances Hair Color and Design Studio

11961 Bradburn Blvd

It’s that time of year when old man winter is blowing in and there is nothing better than getting a fresh new look for those tired tresses.  Let the Board-Certified Color specialists over at Appearances Hair Color and Design Studio get you just the look you are dreaming of this holiday season. While you’re there, pick up some products for the loved ones on your list, featuring Kerastase, Bumble and Bumble, Pureology, and Matrix.  Right now, they are offering buy 2 Kerastase products and receive 20% off your third product. Don’t forget to grab a few gift cards for stocking stuffers.

Ring in the Holidays at Arista! Office holiday party? Dinner out? Last minute gift cards? Arista Place has 3 blocks of shops, restaurants, and so much more.  They have seven unique dining experiences from authentic Mexican food at Mama Lolita’s, Proto’s Pizza, Sushi Rama, Vinca wine, Arista Deli & Coffee, the Colorado Keg House and a modern American meatery Hickory and Ash.  If health and beauty are on your gift list, swing by SPENGA, Planet Cyclery, Salon Cosabella or Polish Nail Salon. Turnpike Shops at Arista has WeatherTech Factory Store with automotive products, Starbucks coffee, and Hops n Drops restaurant. Arista is your one stop shop!

Backstory Youth Academy

555 Burbank St Unit Q

Does your kiddo have a flair for the dramatic or have they just always wondered about acting or what happens behind-thescenes?  Backstory Theatre has so many opportunities for kids of all ages and all abilities. Put the gift of theater classes under the tree and watch your child’s creativity and confidence bloom.  Age groups K-2, 3rd -5th and 6th -12th are welcome and meet twice a week in performance classes. Private lessons are also available along with auditions for staged productions and programs for 0-5 year olds! If you had a chance to see their rendition of The Lightning Thief (The Percy Jackson Musical), it was a sampling of the talent and hard work Backstory Theatre is all about.

Bella Macaron

12910 Zuni Street #700

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat during the holidays? Bella Macaron has a wide selection of macarons, eclairs, chocolate chip cookies, and a full coffee menu, and you can’t go wrong with their gluten-free cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning! This 100% Gluten free bakery has everything you need to satisfy all the cookie monsters on your list. Gift packages galore for anyone from corporate gifts (logo embellished too) to Grandma, neighbors, and friends. Come in and shop this woman-owned business today, and enjoy a plethora of holiday gifts made locally, in-shop by one incredible baker!

Buenos Tiempos

1000 Depot Hill Road

Want to do a little something different this holiday season?  Why not stop by Buenos Tiempos on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights for their poker nights.  Come on in for free Texas Hold ‘Em starting at 7:00 p.m.  They also offer pool leagues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. While you’re there, pick up a gift card to fill up those stockings.  Don’t want to get out in the cold weather, Buenos Tiempos also offers take out of their full menu, along with their delicious margaritas, as well as catering for holiday parties.  When you eat in, receive ½ off your second entrée when you order the first entrée and 2 drinks.

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Coal Creek Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

130 Old Laramie Trail

What about you?  What about giving yourself a present this year?  The caring staff at Coal Creek Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offer state-of-the-art facial surgeries, body sculpting, and anti-aging treatments designed to enhance, restore, and rejuvenate.  Their commitment to providing the highest level of quality care and safety has awarded them accreditation by the Joint Commission for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  Dr. Herrmann and his knowledgeable staff offer services in facial procedures, body contouring, breast enhancements, and skin care. Call today to schedule your free cosmetic surgery consultation or an appointment for a mommy makeover for the merriest holiday yet.

Colorado Center for Aesthetics and Rejuvenation

4750 W 120th Ave #800

With all the hustle and bustle that comes with the holiday season, why not take a little time to pamper yourself.  A day at the Colorado Center for Aesthetics and Rejuvenation will get you back into the holiday spirit with any one of their treatments. Come in for an afternoon of Cool Sculpting or a skin rejuvenating Oxygen facial.  They have just added Vitamin B12 injections which will put some “pep in your step” to help you get through this busy season. If you want to look more “rested & refreshed” try their new Upneeq eye drops. These drops are placed directly into the eye (like Visine) and help brighten the eye and lift the upper lid up to 1mL giving a refreshed look. During the month of December CO Center for Aesthetics & Rejuvenation is offering GIFT CARD SPECIALS! Purchase a $100 Gift Card for only $75; Purchase a $200 Gift Card for only $150; Purchase a $300 Gift Card for only $200 or purchase a $500 Gift Card for only $350.

Dance Arts Studio

555 Burbank St Unit N

Give the gift of dance this holiday season! Dance Arts Studio proudly offers professional education for ages 3 and up. Classes offered include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Voted the Best Dance Studio in Broomfield, Dance Arts has been dancing in the Broomfield Community for over 60 years! Their family friendly studio is focused on community dance outreach instead of competitions. They are also offering a Pre-Professional program for students age 13-18 who want more extensive dance training. Call the studio for details, 303-466-3212.

Derby Bicycle Center

410 E 104th

Christmas is one of the most important days of the year and Derby Bicycle Center has you covered. From the sweet electric bikes, stylish road bikes, smooth cruisers to the ever popular BMX bikes they have it all. With over 1000 bicycles in stock along with pedals, shoes, scooters, parts and clothing, you cannot go wrong. Your holiday season will never be easier for that special purchase or your bicycle repair in our service center…and remember, Derby Bicycle Center has all the kids bikes you will ever need…That’s why Santa stops here to load up each and every year. Have a Merry Christmas.


Kingsbeck Hair Stylist

14532 Orchard Pkwy

How about the gift of beauty this holiday season? Diane Kingsbeck is an Aveda trained professional with 30+ years of experience who understands how valuable your time is especially during this time of year. Along with the latest styles and hair fashion, Diane specializes in color, perms, Brazilian blowouts, wedding, and special event hairstyles.  You can find Diane at Sola Salon in the Orchard Shopping Center, ready to help you get that perfect updo for an upcoming event or just brighten up your holidays with a dash of color.  Diane is making the world a beautiful place, one head at a time.

Elements Massage

4550 W 121st Ave Suite A1 broomfield 303-731-6340

Give the gift of relaxation and wellness this holiday season with a gift card for everyone on your list.  What better way to remind your loved ones to slow down and take a break from all the craziness than with the gift of a massage. The team at Elements massage will listen to your needs and employ the proper techniques to deliver a truly rejuvenating experience.  Therapeutic massage is a medically proven method for supporting your health and wellness by giving relief from back and neck pain, reducing stress and anxiety, increasing circulation, and improving your range of motion.  Gift cards available online.

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Front Range Gardens

10195 Wadsworth Blvd.

Treat the gardener in your life to a gift that whispers of the Spring to come! Bring their landscape inspirations to life when you shop the extensive selection at Front Range Gardens. From annual bedding plants, hanging baskets, patio pots, house plants, and pottery to perennial grasses, flowers, and shrubs, you’ll find everything you need to plan for a beautiful garden this Spring. Plus, the greenhouse is filled with beautiful and festive seasonal plants to fill your home with cheer right now! Since 1978, our garden center has offered homeowners a large collection of eyecatching flowers and plants. Most of our plants are grown locally in our greenhouse, and the quality shows! By using the healthiest plants available, you’ll find it’s easier than ever to achieve your gardening dreams.

Furn Consignment

3800 W 144th Ave Suite A100

Looking for something to spruce up your house but finding prices at big retail stores are a bit frightful?  Furn Consignment is Broomfield’s place for preloved, modern, vintage furniture, art, and retro home décor.  The store opened this year to rave reviews for being a community-focused, high-end consignment and luxury home goods store.  Treasures can be found around every corner from lamps to one-of-akind home decorations, designed by local artisans and artists who are able to share their talents through this unique shop.  Something can be found for every person on your Christmas list this year.

Habilis Craft

300 Nickle Street Suite 6

How about individual, unique homemade gifts for your family this year.  At the new Habilis Craft Shop on Nickel St., crafters and artists can showcase their beautiful and unique works for sale.  Find individual one-of-a-kind treasures that are perfect for everyone on your list.  Quilts, cross-stitching projects, fabric totes and purses, artwork and sketches, along with a wide array of pottery are available for purchase.  The crafters at Habilis even offer classes to help others fall in love with crafting, stitching, sewing, and drawing.

Pearl Wok Chinese Restaurant

5027 W 120th Ave

Ralphie Parker’s family (Christmas Story) found out that Chinese restaurants and Christmas can go hand and hand.  Pearl Wok Restaurant on 120th has a large menu to satisfy even the hungriest of shoppers.  Starting with appetizers like scallion pancakes or fantail shrimp, followed by entrée choices of Mongolian beef, Szechuan pork, cashew chicken, and rice and noodle dishes galore just to name a few. Their dining room is now open for a relaxing meal while out shopping and you can grab some gift cards to fill those stockings.  Be sure to download their new app for quick and easy ordering for take out or delivery.

Planet Fitness

4650 W 120th Ave Unit 1 broomfield-co

New Year’s will be here before we know it and it will be time to make those resolutions for a healthier year and Broomfield’s Planet Fitness can help you get a jump start on that healthier you!  Welcome to your neighborhood gym that offers a relaxed, no judgment zone, whether it’s your first work-out or you’re a seasoned fitness veteran.  At Planet Fitness you will find that your local gym is a clean and welcoming environment with friendly staff ready to help you on your path to being a stronger, healthier happier you.

Rocky Mountain Sports Club

300 Nickel Street

What better gift can you give someone than the ability to invest in themselves?

Yoga. Meditation. Deep Breathing. Aromatherapy. Sports Conditioning. We offer small group and individual classes for you and the ones you love in packages that will be friendly to your budget.  From one month of unlimited classes, to startup gear, to full restorative experiences, we are here to help you customize the perfect gift of wellness for the people you love… including yourself! Our wellness elves are ready and waiting to help you. Call us. 720-288-0048.

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Out Shelves


Get your kitchen and bathrooms organized this holiday season with Roll’em Out Shelves.  These affordable custom shelves can hold up to 100 lbs and are built right here in Colorado.  Convert all your kitchen cabinets into more practical usable space, and possibly increase your cabinet space by 50%. This locally operated, family run business has been helping folks get organized for more than 20 years, and are accredited members of the Better Business Bureau.  Call to make your no obligation, free, in-home consultation and estimate with Joyce and her son Brent today.  Let them show you how custom cabinets can transform your favorite living spaces.

School of Rock

6500 W 120th Ave Unit A-B www.schoolofrock/locations/ broomfield

We’ve got gifts for the theater and dancing kids but what about those who love music?  School of Rock is growing by leaps and bounds, and has moved into larger facilities in Villager Square on 120th.  They offer performancebased musical education in guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, and drums for ages 6 to adult.  The unique lessons offer 1 on 1 instruction along with group band practice to help build their confidence in a band setting.  Never too early to sign up for fun summer rock camps like ‘Pop Legends’ and ‘Green Day’.   Call today to join this ‘Ultimate Music School’!

Solshine Window


12461 Irving Drive

Whether you are looking to protect your home or place of business from the harsh Colorado sunlight or criminals who are trying to gain entry, Solshine Window Tinting is here for you.  Their solar window films can fit all your needs and your lifestyle while providing protection, security, safety, and enhancing the comfort and beauty of your home.  The window films are a great comfort & security strategy for schools, banks, hospitals, restaurants, apartments and all storefronts! Whether you’re looking for protection, safety, security, or enhanced comfort and beauty, we have products that fit your life, your style, and your needs! Call today for your free on-site consultation and ask about their Veteran and senior citizen discounts.


8001 Arista Pl. Ste 130

In March 2020, we opened. In March 2020, we had to close it. This is an incredible journey, but we could not make it without you, our customers. Thank you for being so supportive! Vinca is a modern European cuisine restaurant with an extended wine selection (over 300 different wines). Our focus is on the high quality of our food, made from scratch. We take our wine selection very seriously, and our service must meet your expectations. We invite you to fulfill your dream with us here at Vinca. See you soon!

Weather Tech

8741 Destination Way

Broomfield’s WeatherTech store is the ultimate one-stop shop for everyone on your Christmas list. Best known for high-performance, custom-fit in-vehicle FloorLiners, WeatherTech also offers cargo and seat protectors, under seat organizers and mud flaps just to name a few top sellers. For your home, look for ComfortMat antifatigue mat to support your feet and back while standing and other customer favorites like SinkMat, IndoorMat, OutdoorMat and BootTray. A trip to WeatherTech’s showroom wouldn’t be complete without shopping for Fido; they have everything you could need from pet barriers and doggie ramps to unique, non-toxic feeding systems.

Wee Travel

1380 W Midway Blvd

A great unique gift idea is the gift of travel!  Why not celebrate the holidays on a cruise visiting fun ports of call or traveling the world with your loved ones.  Nancy Wee owner of Wee Travel has been in business for 33 years with over 40 years of travel experience.  Whether you are looking for group travel or a solo trip, the folks at Wee Travel can help you get the itinerary you want for that dream vacation.  Call now for your family’s 2023 cruise to Alaska or the sunny Caribbean.  If it’s the world you want to see, talk to Wee Travel.

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Wild Wax Candle Company

11580 Quivas Way

Give a gift that gives twice!!  Wild Wax Candle company gives 10% of their sales to the Wild Foundation and Inland Ocean Coalition.  Each of these candles highlights an endangered animal that needs our help.  Custom make candles for the loved ones on your list by choosing from 7 animals and any fragrance.  Their premade candles come in two sizes, the showcase size features 12 animals and their classic size also has 7 to choose from.  These candles are hand poured, coconut blend wax, mixed with the cleanest ingredients available. Fragrances include woody, fresh, floral, and some limited seasonals.


1140 US Highway 287 Unit 600

With the cold weather blowing in this holiday season, help your house keep you warm by getting new window treatments which can help you save money on your electric bill.  Broomfield’s family operated Windo VanGo has been serving our community for over 27 years with over 420 5-star reviews on Google.  If you have a window that needs covering, they have the perfect custom blinds, shades, shutters, and drapery to fit your needs.  Come to their Hunter Douglas showroom or schedule in-home consultation so their window experts can show you all they have to offer this holiday season.

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Ceecee’s Christmas Crack Toffee

The name says it all for this one. You will not be able to stop eating it. It’s sweet and salty and takes only 15 minutes to make. My good friend Ceecee made this for her cookie exchange one year so I stuck her name in there to remind me that I owe all of my tastebud pleasure to her.


• 50 saltine crackers

• 2 sticks salted butter, cubed

• 1 cup soft light brown sugar packed

• 2 cups chocolate chips (my favorite are Ghirardelli milk chocolate)

• ½ to 1 cup mini red and green M&Ms, chopped nuts or sliced almonds if desired. I don’t use any of these, but my kids like it with the M&Ms.


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spray the liner with non-stick spray and then line the pan with saltine crackers.

2. Place the butter and sugar in a saucepan over low to medium-low heat. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter is melted, bring to a boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly.

3. Once it’s nice and bubbly and caramel color, remove pan from the heat and pour evenly over saltine crackers. Spread mixture with a knife. It does not have to be perfect. Move quickly during this process so the toffee does not harden on you.

4. Place pan in the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes. The mixture will spread evenly over the crackers as it bakes.

5. Remove the pan from the oven and cool slightly. Melt the chocolate and then pour over the top with a spatula. Sprinkle with the topping of your choice and freeze for 15 minutes. Once the chocolate has hardened, break the pieces off the foil or parchment and place in a container. Will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks.

Cinnamon Christmas Bread

I love this Cinnamon Christmas Bread recipe adapted from the Julie Blanner blog. I make this to gift friends and neighbors. They always want the recipe so here it is – let me know what you think! Makes 2 loaves of bread. Buy disposable pans to bake them in, if gifting.


• 2 cups sugar

• 4 cups flour

• 2 Tbsp. baking powder

• 1 tsp. salt

• 2 eggs

• 1 cup whole milk

• 2/3 cup vegetable or canola oil


• 1 ½ Tbsp. cinnamon

• 2/3 cup sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease two loaf pans

2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl or mixer, beat eggs, milk, and oil.

4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet until moist.

5. Pour mixture an inch below the top of the loaf pan to compensate for the rise.

6. Combine topping, spoon on each loaf and swirl in with a knife, leaving some on top.

7. Bake 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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SRB’s Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas Program

Feeds the Soul for Gift-Givers and Recipients Alike

What makes any community great, among other things, are the people that came before us. Some are long gone, while others are the older adults that are our neighbors.

As the holidays approach, many of those once active and vital seniors are not only grappling with being alone, but may not have the social networks that afford them the opportunity to be recipients of Christmas gifts. For that reason, Senior Resources of Broomfield (SRB) has created its wildly popular Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas program.

I had the opportunity to discuss that program in depth with SRB’s Executive Director Teryl Fabry.

Why did SRB create its Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas program?

Ms. Fabry: Loneliness and isolation have been a hard topic for our older adults, especially during COVID, which made it much worse. I saw someone place an inquiry on [the website] Nextdoor wanting to give some gifts to seniors for Christmas and wondering if there was anyone who knew a senior in need.

I answered, saying, “Yes.” I explained that lots of seniors in Broomfield would love a gift(s) for Christmas.

That is what started SRB’s annual Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas program. It absolutely blew up! People started contacting me asking how they could purchase a gift for a senior and I thought let’s do this!

So, we put together a flyer, including it with Meals on Wheels deliveries to recipients, and pairing with people in the community who expressed interest in buying older adults holiday gifts.

The first year of SRB’s Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas event was 2020 and we matched 125 seniors to 125 generous community members.

In 2021 (our second year) we matched 140 seniors with community residents in meeting their requests. Of course, this year we would like to meet as many gifting requests as possible.

SRB looks out for its aging adults in the community, such as by funding Broomfield’s Meals on Wheels program. Can you explain the SRB Cares Pick-Me-Up program?

Ms. Fabry: Well, the need is huge year-round. The Adopt-ASenior for Christmas program fueled the year-round program SRB started in partnership with Broomfield’s Senior Services called the SRB Cares Pick-Me-Up program.

Through ‘care calls’ via the city, placed to seniors, SRB attempts to meet needs for older adults year-round, connecting them with community members to get them a requested small gift, while also bringing them joy.

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Photo caption: SRB’s Teryl Fabry and longtime Broomfield resident Sally Huffman enjoy a much-needed break during coordination of the Adopt-A- Senior for Christmas gift-giving event last year. Courtesy photo.

What are the specifics of the upcoming Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas program?

Ms. Fabry: We start in October, putting together all the marketing materials and getting ready to send informational flyers at the beginning of November. These flyers go out to Meals-On-Wheels recipients, and are passed out at local senior living communities.

This year we are partnering with the Broomfield Police Department to reach even more older adults. We are also partnering with The Refuge ( to help seniors that are unhoused that may have specific needs. We make announcements at the senior lunches at the Lakeshore Café located in the Broomfield Community Center (280 Spader Way). And other seniors or community members are also encouraged to nominate their friends to receive a gift(s).

We reach out to the community to compile a list of people wanting to give and then start collecting the wish lists that we’ve handed out, and I begin matching people (seniors to gift-givers).

Given privacy concerns, I only disclose the first name of the older adults. I notify the gift-givers, offering them the senior’s gift wish list. This year our gift drop-off event is at the Presbyterian Church (350 Main St., Broomfield). The wrapped gifts will have been labeled with the recipient’s name and the Broomfield Rotary Club helps SRB deliver them to the seniors. This is truly a community effort.

For more information about SRB’s AdoptA-Senior for Christmas event, to learn how to get involved, or for any other inquiries, visit and leave a message in the CONTACT US section, or call 303-416-6073.

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Broomfield High School is launching a Sports Hall of Fame and will induct its first class this month. The community is invited to join the school in honoring some of the school’s best alumni athletes, coaches, and teams at an induction ceremony and banquet on December 18 at the Chateaux.
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By Kristen Beckman

“Broomfield has had unprecedented success in athletics over the last 60-plus years. There is an argument to be made that we are the most successful high school in the state of Colorado,” said Steve Shelton, Broomfield High School’s Athletic Director.

“This community embraces the competitive environment on the fields and in the classroom. There are so many families that are second- and third-generation students here because people choose to come back to this community to raise their children. It is a special place and this is a great way to honor former eagles that represented this community so well while they were here,” he added.

The inaugural class of inductees includes Matthew Martella (Boys Soccer), Stephen Bahl (Boys Basketball), Anna Prins Dehamer (Girls Basketball), Kevin Singleton (Football), Linni Malkin (Softball), John Reyes (Track), Carol Ulrich Dain (Gymnastics), Tyler McBride (Baseball), Veda Magagna (Poms), the 1966-67 Boys Basketball Team, the 2006-2008 Poms Team, the 2007 Girls Basketball Team, Coach Mark Schmidt (Wrestling), Coach Rick Wolfe (Boys Basketball), and Coach Bob Prince (Gymnastics).

To select its inaugural class, the school distributed nomination forms to the community and alumni groups through its website. It included five categories: player, team, coach, administrator, and contributor. The only requirements were that nominees had to be 5 years past graduation and in good standing in their current community. A selection committee helped narrow down the nominees and choose the first class.

“The first class is always special because it is perceived as truly the best athletes to ever walk these halls,” said Shelton. “ If you take sports like basketball and soccer that we have had a ton of success in at the state level and multiple state championships and you have to think about the best soccer player or the best basketball player, it is a difficult conversation to choose one.

The three teams that are going in are the 1967 boys basketball team which is the first-ever state championship team in the community, the back-to-back state champion dance squads which is a great group of girls, and the girls basketball team that started our unbelievable run of state titles in that sport.”

Although fundraising is not the purpose of the Hall of Fame and the ceremony, Shelton said the hope is that making strong connections with BHS’ alumni base will pay off in a variety of ways – from garnering support for bond elections and mill levy votes to supporting the booster club and athletic department when they have needs.

“In general, the lessons kids learn through athletics help to make them successful in life, so any increased access to successful people will benefit us,” he said.

BHS plans to host an event annually with a new class of inductees each year. The first class is larger than future classes are likely to be. Shelton said he expects future classes to include 3-5 athletes, 1-2 coaches and one team.

Tickets to a banquet on December 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Chateaux are available to the public on the Booster Club website, broomfieldboosters-sample/hall-of-fame, for $40 and include dinner. A cash bar will be available.

The community also is invited to celebrate the inaugural inductees during the boys basketball game at 6:30 p.m. on December 16 in the Broomfield High School Eagle Gym.

“This community is special in the manner in which it supports our school and our athletic programs,” said Shelton. “The former eagles represent so much about what this community is and how much pride we have in our kids. The opportunity to reconnect with them and hopefully invite them back to our community every year to honor other alumni is something special.”

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Self Care This Holiday

The holiday season is in full swing, with family celebrations, work parties, and all the season’s greetings! The merriest time of the year is also the busiest time and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and forget to take care of what is most important … YOU! To help, the emergency department at Avista Adventist Hospital has some suggestions for keeping your holiday season bright.

During the holidays we are excited to break bread with friends and family, sharing hugs, laughter, and on occasion a virus or two. Make sure to get lots of rest inbetween celebrations and don’t feel bad if you have to cancel plans because you’re not feeling 100%. You do not want to be the one that brings a bug to grandma’s house. This time of year also brings our snowy weather and icy sidewalks. Take your time when carrying gifts in so you don’t hit an icy patch and land in the ER with a broken wrist. If you are lucky enough to be hosting this year, make sure the path to your house is well lit, and put salt down on slick walkways.

The top three reasons people visit the ER during the holidays come down to pain. Abdominal pain, back pain, and chest pain. Meal after meal of rich decadent foods that we are not used to eating can cause our stomachs to rebel and our gallbladders to work overtime. Eat and drink thoughtfully and avoid overloading your system. Saving yourself from back pain could be as simple as slowing down and asking for help. With all the rushing around, it’s easy to do too much and a tired back is your clue to slow down to avoid major injury. Know your limits and don’t forget to lift with your knees.

Stomachaches and back pain can put a damper on your holiday spirit, but chest pain is something you should not ignore. Heart attacks are more common during the holidays, and although the American Heart Association can’t say exactly why, they list unhealthy diet changes, alcohol consumption, stress from family interactions and strained financials, along with travel and entertaining stress, as possible factors. Listen to your body and pay attention to the clues it’s giving you. If you are feeling a tightness in your chest, do not wait to see if it goes away, go to the ER in case it turns out to be something serious.

Joyful times can also be stressful, so make sure to take care of yourself. Make plans with priorities in mind, and remember, it’s ok to say no. If all the stress of the holidays or the winter blues hits hard, pull back and take time to remember what the holidays are about and focus on the love the season brings. If you find yourself still needing assistance, come to the ER at Avista, we are here for community support and can help get the resources that are needed.

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