Bunkbeds for a Cause

On a business trip to Idaho in 2018, Jim Freeman of Highlands Ranch participated in a customer's community service day. It was an assembly-line gathering to build basic twin-size beds made from donated lumber, hardware and other building supplies.

A Little Stitch of Love

Judging from the sounds of laughter spilling out of a conference room and the clicking of needles, the women of the Needle Arts Guild have called their monthly meeting to order at Parker Adventist Hospital. 

Holding the Reins at Reining Heroes

With the smell of manure in the air and bootprints on the new blanket of snow inside the horse arena, about 10 children line up waiting for their turn to ride a horse on a Saturday morning. Many of them wait all week long for the chance to saddle up on either Apollo, Whinna or Stella, the rescue horses at…

An Eco-Friendly Refresh

Two female entrepreneurs with a common vision to give back to the community are helping change the future of downtown Parker. Cathy Schulze and Maggie Layton are pioneers in the formation of the Downtown Business Alliance's Creative Committee. The long-term goal is for Parker to be designated as an Art District.  

Double Angel Ball Park

The human spirit instinctively strives to create meaning, especially when faced with heart-breaking tragedy. 

Walking the Walk

Warm and connected to those around him, Jim was involved in children’s charities, helping children access the tools and support necessary to reach their potential. So when he was killed tragically in a car accident in 1998 along with his new wife of just two weeks, his children knew they needed to create a foundation to not only celebrate his…

Parker Task Force Gears up for Holiday Season

Area families in need have been able to celebrate wonderful holidays, thanks to community members and the dedicated volunteers at the Parker Task Force (PTF). And some of those who step up to help with the PTF’s annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Adopt-a-Family programs are the same people who once needed help. Now that they are back on their feet, they…

Food Fight!

Denver’s favorite foodie event is back. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation will host the chef competition of the year! The competition will be held on Sept. 7 at the BAC Appliance Center in Englewood. Four returning chefs are ready to take on the newcomers and turn up the heat. Attendees have a chance to judge the chefs…

Move Over BBQers – It’s Beer Time!

The Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker is switching from barbecue to brew in its annual effort to raise money for local, national and international organizations. The 10-year-old club and its 44 members decided it was time to adjust its fundraising efforts, says outgoing Club President Kevin Hausmann.

Comedians Give a Helping Hand

Some metro area comedians are opening their hearts to the Parker community. Not only are they making Parker area residents laugh – and laugh loud – but they’re also supporting three local charities. Known as The Red Shirt Landing Party, this group of comedians has been doing improv and stand up for more than 10 years and more than three…

Holiday-Themed Events Promote Parker’s 
Community and Festive Spirit

While Parker’s wonderful community spirit shines through all year long, it is especially prevalent this time of year with an incredible variety of holiday activities, some of which benefit local organizations or groups. An assortment of upcoming events are listed in this month’s Lifestyle Calendar, but here are two that are sure to give Parker area residents a jump start…

Walks Help Those in Need

If you like to walk and are looking for an excuse to enjoy September´s beautiful weather, you can choose between two great fundraising efforts on Sept. 19 that will get you outdoors and doing good for others.

Barbecue Judges May Have the Best Job

If you like barbecue, you probably envy the judges who get to taste some of the finest available at the hundreds of competitions across the country.

Creating a 
Family Legacy

Debbie Jackson was just 5 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer, and she courageously fought through years of remission and recurrence. When Debbie passed away in 1985 at the age of 24, her parents, Bunny and Wayne Jackson, were confronted with the heartbreak that no parent should face. Yet they turned their tragedy into a helping hand for…

High Schools Pull Out all the Stops for Make-A-Wish

Two Parker high school students and a 4-year-old are among the recipients of this year’s amazing Make-A-Wish fundraisers.