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Burritos, Bikes & Puppies in Boulder - A New First National Bank Opens in Boulder, Colorado

When I was approached by First National Bank (FNB) last year and asked to work with them on their #WeGrowAsOne Campaign, I hesitated because let’s face it, banks aren’t considered the purveyors of fun. However, I did know that FNB was very involved in festivals and community events and my personal FNB branch, where I’ve been banking for nearly a decade, is like “Cheers” — everyone knows my name and

The Birds & the Bees & a Heated Pool at Two New Hotels in Boulder, Colorado. Embassy Suites Boulder lobby

Embassy Suites Boulder and the Hilton Garden Inn recently opened in Boulder, Colorado to much applause. I was invited to experience the Opening Night Gala and spend the night at Embassy Suites last week. Both hotels have what I am calling a “Mountain Modern” interior design with a “Wild Side.” The two hotel properties are joined underground by a parking garage and overground by a courtyard. The first thing I noticed

The Mayor Goes Shopping on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado (11)

Shopping along Pearl Street is a longtime Colorado tradition, even for people outside of the state. Case in point, when my mother visits from Oregon, she always requests that we spend an afternoon shopping on Pearl Street. I shopped Pearl Street Mall last Wednesday with my friend Karen on what was probably the last 80-degree day of the year. If you aren’t familiar with Pearl Street, it’s a stretch of

Gift Guide for Friends with Good Tastes

Know someone who loves food? Instead of buying them a cookbook or newfangled kitchen item, how about buying them a foodie experience? Colorado has blossomed with food tours over the last several years, and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing several of these delicious excursions. Local Table Tours LocalTableTours.com This company was started by a Boulder food blogger who has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Today, Local Table

Avenue Q Kate & Christmas Eve

Dinner theaters often produce shows that will appeal to a mass audience, and old Broadway musicals are the norm. So when I go to dinner theater, I’m usually familiar with the production. Last weekend was the exception to that rule, and it was refreshing to have no preconceived notions about the show I was about to see at Boulder’s Dinner Theater. In the spring, we saw “Cinderella” at BDT, and

1940s WII Era Ball FB

Put on your reddest lips and slip on your most comfortable dancing shoes, it’s time for one of Colorado’s most unique events, the 1940s WWII Era Ball. I have been to the ball and it was a terrific experience. The Big Band Christmas Ball, produced by the same folks, has also become a tradition in my family. The popularity of these two events has resulted in a third ball being

Realities-Ride-Motorcycles-downtown

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and that means from this point on I will be running around the state like a crazy woman with dusty festival feet and pulling a tired, but accommodating husband along behind me. The following are my KRFC 88.9 FM radio show transcripts for Memorial Day weekend. You can either read them, or if you prefer, listen to the audio HERE. *** Hi, my name

flowering apple tree

It’s time for another HeidiTown segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. During the week these segments run Wednesday, between 12 and 12:30 p.m., and on Friday at 5:30 p.m. For those of you who may wonder why I never mention the price of admission to events and festivals on the radio, it’s because it’s against the policy of public radio.  I am not even allowed to say whether an event is

Little girl on pony.

I really enjoy sharing events like the Mead Roubaix Festival with my readers. Small town festivals are at the heart of what this blog is all about. There is just something extra charming about festivals held in little communities around Colorado. The first Mead Roubaix Festival was held last year, and it is a combination of bike race and community fest. The bike race attracted 600 participants who made their

MyHandleBar 2012

The weekends seem to be flying by at a frightfully fast rate!  I can’t believe that it is already mid-April.  The following is the transcript from my weekly radio show on KRFC 88.9 FM. You can either read the transcript below or listen to the audio of the show HERE. *** Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and travel around