A Look Back: The Mayor's favorite blog posts of 2010

In the Spring of 2010, the format of HeidiTown changed. Instead of concentrating on movies, theater, books and the occasional restaurant review, I turned all my focus to events and festivals around Colorado. I love this new format and it seems to be a real hit with my readers. In the upcoming year there will be more changes in store. With the help of a NoCo web designer extraordinaire I’m

New Years Eve 2010 in Northern Colorado

New Years Eve is one of those odd holidays where just about any sort of celebration seems to be appropriate as long as there’s plenty of champagne on hand. Some people throw costume parties, others put on classy parties, and some just go out drinking and barely remember the clock striking midnight. If you live in Northern Colorado there are a few celebrations you can go out and enjoy this

Top 5 Christmas Gifts

1. The gift of dinner & theater. This is the gift of an entire evening of fun, including dinner and a show. We are lucky to have several excellent dinner theaters nearby, including my favorite, Boulder’s Dinner Theater. You can read my past review of one of their shows by clicking here. If you live in Northern Colorado check out Carousel Dinner Theatre in Fort Collins (www.adinnertheatre.com), Union Colony Dinner

Brew Dogs of Colorado make a great Christmas gift!

If you know a dog lover, beer lover, Colorado fan or all three, this book will make a great Christmas present! Their tag line is “Dogs, Beer, Colorado, it doesn’t get much better.”   And it really  doesn’t get much more Coloradoan than dogs and beer. “Brew Dogs of Colorado” is a beautiful and unique book featuring over 100 Colorado breweries, the brewers and their dogs. Over 200 color photographs

To the theater!

When the weather in Colorado turns cold and the holidays are upon us, I get into the mood for theater. Thanks goodness for the active theater scene in Northern Colorado!   I decided to do an inventory of upcoming shows in Northern Colorado, and here’s what I discovered. Bas Bleu 401 Pine Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 www.basbleu.org Now playing”¦ Kosher Lutherans (Nov. 27, 2010 – Dec. 26, 2011) This

Where to watch the Nutcracker in Colorado

I recently wrote an article for the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor entitled “Cracking the Nutcracker.” I wrote about where this famous ballet originated and how it has become the most popular and most performed ballet in the world. Here are a few facts I discovered and will share with my readers here. 1. The Nutcracker Ballet was based on a short story entitled “The Nutcracker & the Mouse King” by German

An Ice Sculpture at Sculpture in the Dark in Loveland, Colorado 2

The 2011 Snow Sculpture in the Dark in Loveland, Colorado will run December 5-10.  An updated blog about the event will be posted on Nov. 18.  In the meantime, go  here for details. While at downtown Loveland’s Winter Walk today I came across some ice sculptures in the making. Witnessing art being made is fascinating to me, especially since I have a hard time drawing stick figures, so of course

Downtown Littleton, Colorado lit up for Christmas

There’s so much going on at this time of year it’s impossible to cover it all. The best calendar of events for the State of Colorado is at the Denver Post online. They offer a comprehensive list of events that you can browse several different ways, including by type of event and date. Today I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite Christmas events around Colorado. Denver

It's a Wonderful Life Christmas movies

Nothing gets me in the spirit more than classic holiday movies, and this year The Kress Cinema & Lounge in Greeley has a charming lineup. If you haven’t visited The Kress, you’ve been missing out. To read my entire review of The Kress, go here. While you are in Greeley, be sure to check out the Christmas lights in Lincoln Park, or take a horse drawn carriage ride through beautiful

Come out to the annual Winter Walk in Loveland, Colorado

Lit up with holiday lights, downtowns across the country are charming places to shop and dine. As we head into the holiday season, I want to encourage all my readers to shop local. Shopping locally not only supports your town, but you may discover some real gems right under your nose. Loveland, Colorado has a charming downtown with a variety of shopping and dining options. My favorite is Merchant Voyage