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Maker Noun 1. A person or thing that makes or produces something “A cabinetmaker”           Synonyms; creator, manufacturer, constructor, builder, producer, fabricator, inventor, architect, designer          “The makers of fine furniture” 2. God; the Creator I have a real affinity for makers. After all, my husband designs and builds furniture, so “making stuff” plays an important role in our lives. A decade ago, the

Upslope at Front Range Rally

Coloradans have lots of choices when it comes to beer festivals. On any given summer weekend there are three or more beer festivals taking place across the state. So how do you make a choice about which beer festival deserves your hard earned money? That’s where I come in. I attend a lot of beer festivals and while some are struggling to remain relevant, other are thriving. Front Range Rally

Tom Helm talks about his coffee on the 2015 My Big Date Brunch & Brew. (2)

Three years ago I got together for drinks with two good friends, Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day Events and Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours. That’s when we developed My Big Date, the first-ever Valentine’s Day tour packages in Loveland, Colorado. This year, we’re at it again and the My Big Date tours are better than ever. We even have a hotel partner offering discounted rates

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Nature Walk. HeidiTown.com

Our second day at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch  in Loveland, Colorado, we woke to the sounds of birds chirping cheerily in the trees outside our cabin. Trees play a large part in the history of Sylvan Dale, in fact, a lot of the trees around the cabins have dedications. One tree is dedicated to a couple who met at the ranch many years ago; there has been more than one

The view from Green Ridge at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Want to get away from it all, but don’t want to drive far? Check out Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Just one hour north of Denver, once you arrive at Sylvan Dale you’ll feel a million miles from civilization. In fact, you may feel as though you’ve time traveled to another century. We had the opportunity to spend a night at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch during their “Swing

Trivia at City Star Brewing - HeidiTown.com

When writing about breweries, writers often concentrate on the beers, and while that’s an important topic, sometimes the broader experience is worth writing about. In my travels around Colorado, I get the opportunity to visit a lot of breweries, and there are certain moments that stand out, so I thought I’d share a few of them with you. Winning Trivia Night (twice) at City Star Brewing, Berthoud, Colorado I freelance

snow stomping at Snow Sculpture after Dark HeidiTown

Several years ago I was walking through downtown Loveland, Colorado when I ran into a man carving a humongous ice block. We got to talking and I learned that he was helping bring a snow carving competition to Loveland. I knew immediately that this would be the perfect fit for a city already internationally known for art and sculpture, and boasting one of the largest sculpture shows in the country

Anything Goes at Candlelight 1

You don’t have to travel to New York City’s Broadway to see this Tony Award winning musical because it’s now playing at the Candlelight in Johnstown, Colorado. You know it’s got to be a great musical when it’s still being produced 78-years after it was written, and Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” is just that. We started our evening by ordering the baked Brie. Served with a side of chutney, almonds

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Two very different Christmas shows are now playing in Northern Colorado, and I have had the chance to see them.   Read my reviews and decide which one is right for your family this season. The two musicals are strikingly different, and each has strong points, so you may decide to see both. “Scrooge! The Musical” While the entire cast is talented, Brian Burron, as Scrooge, is the heart of