I had the opportunity to stop by the Greeley History Museum yesterday after an interesting meeting with the executive director of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra, like the rest of Greeley, has a rich history and the Greeley History Museum is the place to go for the full story. Current exhibits include a comprehensive look at the 100-year Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and the history of Weld County’s many, many
For most residents of the United States, Cinco de Mayo means heading to the nearest Mexican restaurant and indulging in multiple margaritas. However, the 5th of May celebration is much more than just tortilla chips and margs. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday commemorating the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is not, as many people think, Mexican
March Madness is upon us, and I have no doubt people across the country have been furiously filling out their office brackets by either using an educated method or by using my method – going with my gut. Basketball is a lot of fun to watch in person, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the sport. Nevertheless, every March I faithfully fill out my bracket, always picking Gonzaga
This is a holiday rooted in Christianity, but today it’s better known for green beer and corn beef and cabbage. March 17 is the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death in the fifth century and the Irish have celebrated this date for over a thousand years. While Irish Catholics observe the holiday by attending church, Americans observe this holiday by going to the pub. As you already know, the Mayor is
Most of us have visited a haunted house at least once, but we usually only visit the cemetery when absolutely necessary. Halloween, however, provides the perfect time to visit a local cemetery and discover what legends surround those who now reside six feet under. A cemetery isn’t just the resting place of the dead, it tells the story of a town. Several local communities will be opening the gates to
Things are slowing down as the warm weather starts to wane, but there’s still plenty to do this weekend in Colorado. If you are planning to scare yourself silly this weekend, be sure to check out my LIST OF HAUNTED HOUSES and sign up to win tickets to BATTLE OF THE HAUNTS. Don’t forget the Breckenridge Craft Spirit Festival is this weekend (read all about it by clicking here). s
When: Friday, August 27 When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Longmont, Colorado What: It’s the 10th anniversary of Festival on Main, Longmont’s largest community street party. Read all about this family fun festival by clicking here.
Happy 4th of July from the Mayor to you! Stay safe and be happy. Here’s a list of where to catch a fireworks show in Northern Colorado: Colorado National Speedway, July 3 & 4th, 4281 County Road 10, Dacono – NASCAR and fireworks, what’s more American than that? Estes Park, July 4, Lake Estes – Festivities start at 11 a.m. and include lots of patriotic music and family fun.
Listen up Colorado! This weekend the knights, ladies, and bar maids will be out in force in Evans, Colorado. It’s the 6th Annual Colorado Medieval Festival, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Read all about the festival by clicking here.
Review originally published on August 20, 2009. Downtown Loveland has a new restaurant at 124 E. 4th Street. The former Cipoletti’s restaurant is now the PourhouseBar & Grill. Pourhouse opened yesterday, and I was there to check it out. The first noticeable difference is the outside of the building – it has been painted black. The inside has been altered only slightly. Walls have been removed