September 2013

Saying goodbye to my Aunt Marla

Last week there were no new blog posts here – something that hasn’t happened for several years.  It probably seemed to some of you as though there had been a government shut down in HeidiTown. This was not the case. Sadly, the silence was due to a death in my extended family. My mother’s sister, my Aunt Marla, died suddenly at the age of 53. I flew out to the

Magic in the Rockies logo

Here’s a little secret about the Mayor of HeidiTown – I love magic. If you are a magician or a comedian I’m the gal you want in your audience. I simply love the feeling of being astounded. Maybe it’s because some days it feels like there just isn’t enough enchantment left in the world.   Maybe it’s because I’m a kid at heart. Whatever the reason, I am super excited

HeidiTown on the Radio: Colorado in September, Part Two

It’s time for another HeidiTown segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, Fort Collins public radio. On this segment I share with the radio audience the last two recipients of the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign. I also cover all the fun stuff happening around Colorado on the last two weekends in September, plus, a sneak peek at October. LISTEN HERE In other news, I have awesome Twitter followers, and thought I’d share

Viewing fall colors via a Colorado train ride

New England may be renowned for their beautiful fall foliage, but Colorado boasts some rather incredible scenery during the autumn months. In fact, I think our fall color palette rivals many of the other areas of the country. On Friday, September 20, we’re driving to Leadville for a short stay in this unique Colorado town. The last time we visited was a number of years ago. It was early October

Steamboat All Arts Festvial 2013 a cocktail by JJ of Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails, voted bartender of the year in the Steamboat Pilot.

Last month I attended All Arts Festival in Steamboat Springs, and I was unaware of the culinary adventure that awaited me. In its 5th year, this art fest continues to gain popularity. It features all sorts of art, including culinary, which is the subject of this delicious post. In fact, food became the highlight of the weekend, and I don’t think I’ve eaten so well and so healthily on a

Zip Line for Taite Project Colorado

Last week, in my duties as a writer at a small town newspaper, I covered the Community Service Awards. This special luncheon is held yearly by Group Publishing, a company in Loveland, Colorado. During this two-hour event, Group awards thousands of dollars to deserving charities in Northern Colorado. As providence would have it, I sat by two young ladies from the GECCCO Girl Scout Troop. They had written and submitted