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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

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This week’s radio show on KRFC 88.9 FM covers a bunch of stuff including the new online Masters in Tourism Program at Colorado State University, the Hospitality, Events and Tourism program at Metropolitan State University, my upcoming weekend trip to Cripple Creek, Colorado, a review of my favorite post from this fall season and a little housekeeping. KRFC is asking for your help – if you are a listener, please

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I started HeidiTown in 2007, as a review blog. I started blogging specifically about events and festivals in May 2010. I’ve always said that HeidiTown was not a calendar of events,  but rather stuff the Mayor likes. Unfortunately, it’s starting to look a lot like a calendar, especially this weekly post. I’m going to shake things up. After this week, I am no longer going to give radio listeners a

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This post includes some exciting news! The new HeidiTown.com banners are at the printers, so look for one at a festival near you this summer. And now on to our regular scheduled programming… the following is the transcript from my weekly segment on KRFC 88. 9 FM. If you’d rather listen to the audio, click here. *** Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog

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Last year I compiled a wonderful list of Christmas presents, and many of them weren’t actual things, but rather they were experience – the gift of theater, the gift of music and the gift of travel. See all of last year’s recommendations here. Because events, festivals and travel are my areas of expertise, I’m staying with this theme of giving an experience rather than a thing for my Top 5

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Mother’s Day is Sunday. This holiday always seems to sneak up on me because my mom lives out-of-state. I usually end up ordering something online, but if she lived closer I’d be much better at Mother’s Day gift giving. Here are some tips from the Mayor that are sure to make your mom’s Mother’s Day extra special. Give her a gift certificate for dinner theater. This idea is extra smart

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Last year, we realized my parents were still going to Blockbuster for their movies. I had been telling them about Netflix for years, but they just weren’t interested in trying it out. In part because it is an online subscription, and that was a little intimidating for them. So we decided to get my parents a three-month subscription to Netflix as a Christmas present, and since we were visiting them

Shop Local: The Mayor does a little shopping in downtown Loveland

I am going to come clean. I am not much of a shopper. In fact, I rarely shop unless it is a necessity. So when Christmas comes around, I enjoy shopping in historic downtowns, because the stores  are locally owned,  and they are entertaining. Downtown retail business owners have to be creative in order to compete with the strip malls and mega stores, and they often line their shelves with