On The Path To Wellness

 What does health mean to you?  Health is a complete state of being, not just the absence of sickness and disease. When someone is physically, mentally and emotionally functioning at a high level — able to do what they love with whom they love — that's the ultimate picture of health. It goes so far beyond just feeling well or looking well.…

Shopping for a Cause

Come for the goods; stay for the giving-back experience. That’s not the official motto of Outlets at Castle Rock, but that’s pretty close to what the shopping center strives for, says Jen Simpson, marketing director.

Bringing Compassion into Focus

 Service First  "My path to photography was really different than most," says Army veteran Brian Johnson of Brian Johnson Photo. "When I went to war, I took a couple of blasts from IEDs. I don't have much memory prior to 2005. I have images but not much recollection. Photos allow me to say, 'Yes, I was there.' I live vicariously through…

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

A Show of Tradition

It’s finally here--the biggest, baddest, reddest, greenest, sparkliest holiday of all!

Making Your Way to 10K

1 Build your mileage - The biggest challenge of running is to actually start running! At first, running won’t be fun and your body will rebel. But I promise, it’s all about consistency. Make sure you’re running 2-3 days a week so your body and muscles can build up strength and endurance. Remember—it’s not about volume, it’s about making it…

Framing Fall

As autumn ushers in the requisite transition in wardrobe, it’s an ideal moment to consider adding an accessory that is often overlooked: eyewear. “Frames are one of the first things people see when they look at you,” says Carol Canada, retail operations director for Vision Care Specialists (VCS). Many people like to have a couple of pairs, she says. “Women…

Well Contained


The Bird Man

He’s known as The Bird Man — he’s even had the moniker officially trademarked. Brodbent’s business revolves around helping folks determine the best way to attract birds —and bats — to their yards. “Birds are the most beautiful creature on the planet,” Brodbent says as he sits in his well-equipped shop, surrounded by various equipment used to support the ecosystems…

That’s A Wrap

Like most things in life, presentation is key. Of course gift wrapping falls under this rule. Here's our 6-step life hack to wrapping like a professional. So say goodbye to amateur presents plagued with gift wrap gap or crumpled corners, and say hello to perfection.

Finding A Cure Through Research

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Colorado recognizes that there are many outstanding young professionals in the state who exemplify leadership qualities, are active in their volunteer roles and have excelled in their business communities. The campaign spotlights extraordinary talent, compassion, leadership qualities and celebrates the success of Colorado’s distinguished young leaders.

She Who Can, Also Teaches

When George Bernard Shaw wrote, “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches,” he wasn’t referring to teachers like Pam Hostetler. Hostetler is a successful working artist who shows and sells her watercolors and is represented by galleries. But she also makes time to be a dedicated and inspiring teacher.

To Bee or Not to Bee

At the 2016 Parker Honey Festival on Aug. 7, you can obtain a plethora of information and be entertained too. At this free community event at O’Brien Park in downtown, you can see hives and learn how bees make honey, meet local beekeepers, create honeybee crafts, try on a beekeeper’s suit, and sample delicious local honey. 
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is in 
the Air

Various versions of this springtime ditty were published in a few East Coast newspapers in the 1940s. Original author unknown. Spring brings a variety of weather, from warm mornings to windy afternoons, from fresh green blades of grass shining in the sun to crisp frosts, which linger in the shadows. As the days get longer and the temperatures get higher,…

Students Learn Business Tools 
in Class and DECA Events

Thomas Green and Logan Eatherton are among the Parker area students heading to the state DECA competition in Colorado Springs this February. The two Ponderosa High School seniors competed as a team in the Business Law and Ethics category during the Douglas County School District (DCSD) competition in November. After they were given a “real world” business scenario, the team…


Five Parker high school students have been honored by the Rotary Club of Parker in recent months for their achievements in their final year of high school. The Chaparral High School students were Dawson Cranmer, who was honored in October, and Emma Hayden, the November honoree. Dawson is a member of the National Honor Society, student government, and the varsity…

Choosing the 
Right School

We are so fortunate to live in a district where we have so many educational programs to choose from for our children. However fortunate we are, there's no denying that so many programs can cause our heads to spin. As a parent of three grown boys, a home-school mom, charter school founder and now the CEO of Step to Success…