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DMNS Pompeii

This week’s radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM is full of history and culture. Think you can handle that? Have you ever wanted to party like a Italian in AD 79? Well, find out when and where you can. Wondering about the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery? Find out the schedule for the opening of this state-of-the-art facility. Are you a bird lover like me? Find out where you

Greeley Oktoberfest commemorative tasting glass 2012

This is not the first time I’ve mentioned the Greeley Oktoberfest on HeidiTown, and long before they became an advertiser here, I thought this was one of the best Oktoberfest in Colorado. One of the reasons this fest is so successful is that the entire Greeley community is invested and comes out to the party. This year’s fest runs Friday, September 28 through Saturday, the 29th. Greeley Oktoberfest is a

Ripe wheat ears

It’s Monday, and that means this week’s segment from KRFC 88.9 FM is here! By the way, September 14-22 is KRFC’s membership drive. This is a 100% community run radio station and it takes donations to keep the doors open. There are all sorts of membership levels to choose from so become a member today and help keep shows like HeidiTown on the air! BECOME A KRFC MEMBER Now on

Fiddler on the Roof

My parents were fairly strict about movies when I was a child, but the 1971 musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” was allowed in our home, and it became a childhood favorite. As a child, I also saw the play, and was enamored with it as well, so as you can imagine, I was looking forward to Candlelight’s production Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is in its fifth season, and the well-appointed theater

fall flowers in Colorado

For those of you who may be new to HeidiTown, each week I have a radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. It’s a community-ran public radio station broadcasting around Northern Colorado and beyond. My HeidiTown segments run on Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m. This week I share about some fun things happening around Northern Colorado in September, including a car show this

HeidiTown.com Gives Back: Larimer Animal-People Partnership

As a reminder, I started the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign in February 2012, as a way to highlight some great Colorado charities by giving them a blog post and free, one month ad space on HeidiTown.com. So far, five nonprofits have participated. This month’s recipient of the HeidiTown.com Gives Back campaign is Larimer Animal-People Partnership. This organization came to my attention several years ago because I write about events and

The Schuhplattlers at Berthoud Oktoberfest

It’s time for another radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. I’ve been on KRFC for over a year and that’s more than 52 weeks worth of festival information that has gone out to listeners. I sincerely appreciate KRFC giving me the opportunity to share HeidiTown with their audience and I look forward to another fun year. Last week I was asked to speak to a local Fort Collins MOMS Group.

Titanic Logo

Greeley never ceases to surprise me. It’s an unassuming city, better known for beef than almost anything else, but then there’s the music. From the city’s inception, it has embraced music. The last time I visited the Greeley History Museum, I learned that the city is home to one of the nation’s longest running orchestras. The University of Northern Colorado is also well-known for an outstanding School of Music, so

Is Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest the best music festival in Colorado?

My parents met while singing in a traveling church band in the 70s, and on many childhood nights I fell asleep listening to my dad strumming his guitar downstairs. My mom, who is an accomplished pianist, laughingly used to accuse my dad of hugging his guitar more than her. Obviously, I was born into a musical family, and I have an honest appreciation of musicians and live music. Unfortunately, I