World War II

1940s WII Era Ball FB

Put on your reddest lips and slip on your most comfortable dancing shoes, it’s time for one of Colorado’s most unique events, the 1940s WWII Era Ball. I have been to the ball and it was a terrific experience. The Big Band Christmas Ball, produced by the same folks, has also become a tradition in my family. The popularity of these two events has resulted in a third ball being

1940s WWII Era Ball event poster

Boys, put on your zoot suit and winged tipped shoes and girls, get out the hot iron. It’s time for the 1940s WWII Era Ball at Boulder Airport. This unique event caught my eye several years ago, and last year we bought tickets for my in-laws to attend. They had a blast, so this year, the Mayor will be putting on her dancing shoes and joining the party! The 1940s

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:

WWII planes 40s Fly In at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport in Colorado

Originally published in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor. Turn back the clock and kick up your heels at the 40s Fly In this weekend at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport. Our local airport has been chosen as one of 110 stops for the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour. Collings Foundation works to preserve aviation history by touring the country with WWII aircraft. During this three-day event, the public can get

"Defiance" - a dismal disappointment

Rated R Directed by Edward Zwick Starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Tomas Arana Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 2 Word of Warning: Too long, too many clichés, not enough heart.   With an inspiring name and all-star cast, “Defiance” fails to deliver on what it promises. The film is wrongly titled, wrongly cast and unfortunately, just plain dull. It is based on the true story of four Polish-Jewish