Parker’s 2019 Christmas Carriage Parade

Bells jingle and horses trot down the streets of Parker around Christmas, along with a new king and queen of the Christmas Carriage Parade, Fred and Jan Wehrli.

Who Am I?

Many years ago I stopped by Abloom Florist in Highlands Ranch for a bouquet of flowers. Picking up a business card at the register, I was surprised to see that the owner, Maxine Alcott, and I shared a surname. To be clear, my maiden name was actually Allcut, but our family bible shows a documented misspelling around the time of…

#DesignDecoded

In honor of Spring’s imminent arrival, this week’s icon of design is…Eero Saarinen’s Tulip tables and chairs! Crazy name, crazy furniture. This guy is a little confusing, as his daddy-o, Eliel Saarinen was also a famous designer and director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where Saarinen eventually taught as well (I know you must be getting sick of hearing…

The Dransfeldts

Fred and Gunhild Dransfeldt were part of the strong civic-minded culture that made Parker the wonderful community it was in its earliest days. In fact, if you recognize the name, it’s because Dransfeldt Road was named after the family. Fred and Gunhild were always civic-minded, says their daughter, JoAnn “Josie” Fetters. They always wanted to see what could be done…