Designer Anthony Ortega of Valencia Designs, left, cuts a ribbon with Town of Parker Mayor Mike Waid to mark Valencia's new location inside Honeywood Home Furnishings. The ribbon cutting on Oct. 23 was sponsored by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.
Downtown Parker held its first inaugural Chili Cookoff Fundraiser on Oct. 21. Proceeds raised will be used to hold free events in Downtown Parker such as First Friday Art Walks and for general downtown improvements.
This event, which was held on Sept. 22, honored our first responders for their hard work and dedication. Tim Greufe, owner of TSG Auto, awarded their Public Safety Community Service Award to officers and firefighters from local departments and made a donation to the Fallen Officer Fund and the Colorado Professional Firefighters Fund.
Douglas County Libraries hosted author Craig Johnson and more than 400 of his fans at the Lone Tree Arts Center on Sept. 5. The best-selling author of the Longmire mystery series and Netflix TV series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire charmed the audience with delightful stories and personalized book signings.
The Plant-Based Health and Wellness Summit, held Aug. 18-19 at the PACE Center, was envisioned by founders Jerry Casados and Kelley Williamson to empower individuals to take control of their health. The theme of the Summit was about living a healthy lifestyle with the emphasis on four major components of a healthy lifestyle: diet/nutrition, stress relief, love/support and movement. … Continued
This exciting Parker Parks and Recreation event on Sept. 8 welcomed hundreds of dogs with their owners and featured a temporary dog park in the O’Brien Park ball field and H2O’Brien Pool, plus dog-related vendors.
With the much-anticipated opening of the Leman Academy of Excellence Charter School, Dr. Leman visited Parker on July 29th to meet the new scholars and their families. An internationally known psychologist; radio and television personality; educator; speaker; and author of over 45 books; Dr. Leman was welcomed with excitement. The Academy's Ribbon Cutting was also held on August … Continued
Sundays are special in Parker. Venture downtown on any given Sunday in the summer and you will feel the buzz in air—and not just of the bees who are working on your locally sourced honey. You can feel the excitement of the children eating the fresh Palisade Peaches and your neighbors enjoying the fun of finding this … Continued
Congratulations to the 40 new U.S. citizens who took the Oath of Allegiance at Douglas County Libraries in Parker on May 26! Many of these new citizens are Douglas County residents. Their countries of origin include Burma, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, U.K. and 15 other countries.
Nearly 150 senior citizens participated in Parker Parks and Recreation’s 10th annual Senior Stroll event on May 30 at O’Brien Park in Parker. The event is a part of National Senior Health and Fitness Day and featured a 1-mile stroll around the park, followed by a light breakfast and socializing with friends.
Yeehaw! Runners and walkers celebrated the beginning of summer and Parker’s rich rural history at Parker Parks and Recreation’s Cattle Crossing 5K & Family Fun Trek with RNK Running & Walking on June 2 at Tallman Meadow Park in Parker.
The 9th Annual Service of Remembrance was held at Parker Cemetery May 28. The event included an F-16 Aircraft flyover by the Colorado Air National Guard; incredible tributes; and words of honor from Col. George Brauchler, Colorado Army National Guard, District Attorney 18th Judicial District. The truly touching service ended with a 21-gun salute, TAPS and folding … Continued
On June 17, Kids Mobility Network held its annual “Wheels for Wheels” Car Show Fundraiser. Hot rods, classics and even some motorcycles were on display! Kids Mobility Network, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, provides wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment to children with disabilities.
Parker Days opened with a twang as Trace Adkins rocked the community and set the tone for an exciting weekend of fun. From rides to local food trucks and more vendor booths than ever before, the event drew large crowds for a celebration sponsored by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.
The 2018 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair was held Sunday, April 8 at CU South Denver. This event is a one-stop community-focused event designed to give families the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the best camps, summer activities and more in and around Douglas County.
“Empowering Women Through Service & Advocacy.” Each April, the Zonta Club of Douglas County hosts a trivia night. It is the signature fundraiser for the club, and all monies earned are returned to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.
Infiniti of Denver hosted a Pure Barre Pop-up in January. Briget Russomanno, owner of Pure Barre Parker and Greenwood Village, led the class, and participants enjoyed food and wine provided by Infiniti of Denver. Money was raised for the All-Stars Club, which benefits individuals with special needs.
RNK Running and Walking hosted the Zackari Parrish Virtual 5K Run/Walk as an add-on event when the original Castle Rock event reached capacity. Funds raised supported the Fallen Officers Fund and the Parrish family. It was a beautiful day to honor all men and women that keep the community safe.
Parker Library hosted a Noon Year’s Eve celebration on December 31. The afternoon included a 3-2-1 countdown where confetti-filled balloons hanging from the ceiling were popped. Kids and their families made New Year’s necklaces and party hats, face painters were on hand, plus—of course—snacks!
The Parker Chamber hosted the Parker Young Professionals event in December. These events are for ages 21-40 and provide young professionals opportunities for engagement with their cohorts from the South Denver area. The Chamber used the opportunity to partner with Freedom Service Dogs and helped to raise money for them.
The Parker Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Sip-n-Shop November 9 at Parker's PACE Center. With over 30 vendors at the fabulous indoor/outdoor market, a full bar, heaters and hot chocolate & cider, people enjoyed a festive experience while shopping local for the holidays.
The autumn chill set the right mood for pining after gorgeous frocks in anticipation of the holidays. Parker Panache hosted a fashion show to celebrate, as the evening aimed to highlight a diversity of women. Models ranged from age 17 to the mid-50's. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KENDRICK HOWARD OF BLUE TALON PHOTOGRAPHY.
Parker Arts hosted its first annual “Behind the Curtain” Stage Dinner October 24th. The exclusive event treated attendees to backstage access with cocktails and dinner. They spent time in actors' dressing rooms & green room, and enjoyed a private tour of some restricted areas of the theater.
Small Business Saturday —aptly named for its falling the Saturday after Thanksgiving — is November 25, and having an abundance of local shops and boutiques is a boon for the Town of Parker during gift-giving season. But there's always "that" person —you love 'em but they're just so hard to shop for! If you've had trouble coming up with a gift idea for them, we're here to help! At two Parker businesses,…
Project C.U.R.E., the nation’s largest provider of donated medical equipment to developing countries, recently welcomed Vicente Fox, Mexico’s 55th president, to its distribution headquarters in Centennial. Fox was there to commemorate the nonprofit’s 70th, 53-foot-long cargo container of medical supplies donated to Mexico. Photography by Jimmy Dozer
The DAM has been privately fundraising for the North Building renovation for the last five years, receiving generous support from many early donors. The museum is also participating in the City of Denver’s General Obligation bond process to help fund ADA compliance, as well as life safety, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and outdoor-safety upgrades. The bond would help to complete the…
Live jazz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the inspiring art of Sarah Bowling brought art lovers to the Gallery Gala at Deep Space on July 27. Sponsored by the Barrington Group, the Jim Gill Foundation, Vines Wine Bar and JDUCE Design, with proceeds benefitting Parker Creative District. Photography by Kendrick Howard
Schomp MINI hosted 'The Celebration of Colorado Creatives' to celebrate this amazing community of Colorado creators alongside the all-new 2017 MINI Cooper Countryman. Guests enjoyed complimentary libations, food, live music, giveaways, raffles and more!!
The highly anticipated Women To Watch issue was a blast, on-camera and off. The women chatted, laughed, and enjoyed the stylings of by Reggio Imports. Held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. Photography by Jonathan Phillips.
More than 450 participants enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather for Parker Parks and Recreation’s Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day 5K/10K, with RNK Running & Walking. Held Feb. 11 at Bar CCC Park in Parker.
On February 21st the Rotary Club of Parker hosted their 2017 State of the Town and Impact award event at the Parker PACE Center. The Impact award recognizes an individual or individuals whose service to the Parker community exemplifies Rotary's motto: "Service Above Self."
Grow Community Center is designed to help end youth violence and self-destruction by providing a safe, enriching place for your people to hang out and build healthy relationships. Photography by Raemie Vermiglio.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers and guests celebrated the holidays in style at the luxury real estate firm’s annual Holiday Party at The Cable Center in Denver. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is Colorado’s exclusive lifestyle-inspired brokerage firm with 13 offices. Photography by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.
Hosted by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, LIV CONNECT 2016, brought together over 500 influential leaders and broker professionals within the Sotheby’s International Realty network to collaborate with brokers in regional feeder markets, to embrace the SIR culture, and to commit to the powerful SIR brand.
The first snow of the season didn't stop happy shoppers and local businesses from enjoying the festivities at the Parker Chamber's 2016 Holiday Sip 'n' Shop at the PACE Center. Thirty eight Parker shops and restaurants participated, with over 250 shoppers. Photography John Ott.
Period dress and live music made for a festive night as the Parker Garage celebrated the building's centennial on Oct. 27. Built in 1916, it's has been a garage, gas station, feed store, auction house, electronics & Western wear store and survived 3 fires to become the Parker Garage Restaurant.
About 6,300 people came out Sept. 24 to see Douglas County Libraries’ new Parker branch on East Mainstreet. After remarks by DCL Executive Director Bob Pasicznyuk, Branch Manager Amy Long and Parker Mayor Mike Waid, visitors moved indoors to see all the library has to offer. Photography Douglas County Libraries
There isn't a better place to have a Farmers' Market than Mainstreet! Residents love the variety of vendors that range from diverse foods to perfectly made crafts and gifts, as well as a great selection of Colorado produce. Be sure you check out the market if you haven't done so already.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. Participants gathered in July at Tallman Meadow Park to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.
More than 270 people registered for the Parker Parks and Recreation’s eighth annual So Long to Summer 5K/5 Mile/10K & Family Fun Trek on Aug. 13, at Salisbury Park. The event also featured a post-race pancake breakfast, prize drawings and Huntington Learning Center Kids’ Dash for children 8 and under.
The Parker Chamber staff and Mayor Mike Waid attended the Nutrena® Grand Prix on July 16 for the inagural Mayor's Cup at Colorado Horse Park in recognition of its new leadership. Spectators and families enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon at the weekly Saturday Grand Prix. Photography Raemirue Photography
Nearly 200 kids ages 6 to 12 showed their skills in swimming, biking and running at the annual Kids’ TRY-athlon on Aug. 6 at the Parker Recreation Center. Everyone who TRYs is a winner! Photography Parker Parks and Recreation