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Holidays

Last Minute Do-It -ourself Science Christmas Gifts

Have you completed Christmas shopping or do you still have a few gifts to produce between now and early next week? I recently had a mom ask about science-themed gift ideas that her children could easily make. Here are a few crafty ideas that use kitchen science and materials found around the house. Secret Messages

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Find the best holiday lights in your area

Christmas is just around the corner! Do you want to take a holiday lights tour of your area? Zoom this map in on your town or neighborhood and print the page; up to 10 featured addresses will be marked with matching listings so you can plan your trek with your family. Featured photo: 10102 W. […]

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Finding the Christmas Spirit after the Loss of a Spouse

Dealing with the holidays after the loss of a loved one isn’t easy for anyone. Believe me, I know. I used to be the kind of woman who had all of her Christmas shopping done by the beginning of October and her decorations up during Thanksgiving weekend. I was so together that anything that needed to be mailed to family out of state was packed up and at the post office no later than December 10th in order to avoid the holiday rush. And I was so excited for Christmas that I couldn’t narrow down my cookie selection so I made them all, cheerfully placing them in tins and delivering them to my neighbors with a smile and a “Merry Christmas!” But in 2007, all of that changed.

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How a Teenaged Girl Grew a Beard and Liked It

Most 13-year-old girls do not have a beard. But I did. My junior high drama club held auditions for the Christmas play, called “Skullduggery At Santa’s Place.” I had to look up skullduggery in the dictionary when the play’s title was announced. The definition pleased me enough to sign up for the after-school audition. I […]

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Fire Department brings Santa to Westminster kids

When Santa Claus pulled up to Westminster homes last week, kids screamed and jumped and then froze, some unable to remember what they’d hoped to tell Mr. Claus. For four years, those stunned expressions have motivated firefighter Jayson Sale to don the white beard and red velvet suit. “I’m doing it for the kids, to […]

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Mama Drama: Merry Moderation

Dear Mama Drama: My daughter is three and is starting to understand that the holiday season means presents. I have seen my older nieces and nephews become obnoxious and greedy at family gatherings, throwing tantrums when they don’t get exactly what they want. I’d like to prevent my daughter from being so obsessed. What ideas […]

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Deals: Holiday Markets and More!

Fresh air shopping An open-air holiday market is what shoppers will find at the Horseshoe Holiday Market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 40 vendors will showcase their collections of art, clothing, furniture, accessories, bath and body products and jewelry, in the plazas at the Denver Pavilions. Refreshments and live holiday […]

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Colorado Holiday Gift Guide: From the store that has everything to must-have gifts for moms and kids

You’d better watch out…literally! I will be on 9News My20 at 8:40 a.m. today talking to TaRhonda Thomas about my holiday picks! The Store That Has Everything If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, look no further than Swoozie’s in Cherry Creek. This one-stop shop celebrates life’s big and little events–from […]

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