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The Hotel de Paris in Georgetown, Colorado

Museum: a building or place where works of art, scientific specimens, or other objects of permanent value are kept and displayed. With the fall season up on us, and the festival and event season slowing down, individuals and families will be looking for ways to fill their weekends with fun. So I’ve decided to introduce a new section in HeidiTown dedicated to museums. In these posts, appearing on the front

Dancing in Combat Boots book cover

This show caught my eye not only because it’s such an intriguing topic, but the performer is a local writer. Teresa Funke, of Fort Collins, worked as a researcher for PBS and her essays and short stories have appeared in numerous commercial and literary magazines and anthologies. Today, Funke is the author of four books, and she is a speaker, presenter and writer’s coach. Funke’s book “Dancing in Combat Boots:

Workers - The story of Labor Day

It may be just another three-day weekend, but the roots of Labor Day run deep in American history. The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882, in New York. The Central Labor Union was responsible for the first celebration. In 1884, the first Monday in September was chosen as Labor Day and the Central Labor Union in New York encouraged other labor organizations around the country to celebrate

Cherry Pie Festival, Loveland, Colorado

POST UPDATE:  The 2011 Cherry Pie Festival will be held on July 23.  All info here. Loveland, Colorado has a lot to celebrate – most recently Money Magazine named it the 33rd best place to live in America, and in the not  so distant past, AARP ranked Loveland as the #1 retirement town in America. Loveland has a rich agricultural past, and the area is best known for the historic

Happy Halloween from HeidiTown

Looking for something scary to do this weekend?   Take a new look at Fort Collins, Colorado by taking a Terror Tour of Old Town. We took this tour last night and even though we are very familiar with Fort Collins, it was as if we were visiting a new town.   This walking  tour  takes approximately  60 minutes and  covers about a  mile and  a half of old town

Book Review: Burning Bright

 by Tracy Chevalier Seldom do I await an author’s next book with much anticipation; however, for two years I have eagerly awaited Tracy Chevalier’s ninth novel, “Burning Bright.” Chevalier is most famous for writing “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” a novel featuring Dutch painter Vermeer. The book was made into a highly praised movie of the same name, starring Scarlett Johannsen and Colin Firth. Chevalier has the ability to transform