Worth the Trip

Food has really never been a point of interest for me in my day-to-day life. I usually view food as something to prepare and satisfy me for a big day of adventuring, both in the classroom as a teacher and in the great outdoors, where I spend much of my free time roaming and playing.

Stonegate Dental Care

Dr. Devin Rentz, private practice dentist at Stonegate Dental Care in Parker, says his business is different from other practices because he and his team focus on family values. 

October 2019 Around Town

Downtown Wine Walk Join in one of the last Downtown Parker Wine Walks of the year. Purchase a souvenir wine glass for $20 and take that around with you to enjoy wine samples provided by participating Parker Area Chamber merchants. Learn more about their amazing good and services while sipping and shopping and getting to … Continued

Food, Glorious Food

Are you hungry, Parker? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour —this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! We spent the last few months scouring the streets here and afar, and we found more than enough material to fill these pages. While we don’t like … Continued

So Long to Summer Run

Parker Parks and Recreation held the annual So Long to Summer 5K/10K and Family Fun Trek with RNK Running and Walking Aug. 10 at Salisbury Park in Parker. Participants enjoyed great weather on the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and celebrated with pancakes at the finish. 

Parker Brewfest

The Parker Brewfest is the largest fundraiser hosted by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker (a 501(c)(3) Foundation) where 100% of the proceeds go to various charities within Parker and Douglas County. ParkerBrewfest.com | CCVRotary.org

SECORCares 1K

In August, more than 400 people attended the Parker 1K Six Blocks to help raise more than $10,000 for SECORCares. The Parker nonprofit feeds those in the community who are struggling to put food on the table. SECORCares has a food market where guests can shop, a free mobile food market and a program to feed … Continued

Día de los Muertos

When Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack was a little girl in El Paso, Texas, she remembers walking with her grandmother a handful of times to the nearby cemetery to place flowers on the gravesites of the two sons her grandma had lost as babies.

Back At The Ranch

Bootheel 7 Ranch is a fourth-generation ranching family with more than 100 years of experience raising beef. Half of our family lives at our ranch in Lusk, Wyoming, and the other half is here in Parker. Our cattle are born and raised at the ranch and don't leave until the day they head to our butcher here in Colorado. This perfect set-up allows us…

Hometown Hustle

When Derrick White first arrives at the Blue Sky Aviation Gallery on a hot summer morning, he’s dressed in his usual attire: gym clothes. The Parker native and San Antonio Spurs guard says this is where he lives, in T-shirts, basketball shorts and sneakers.

Flying High Fashion

In the magazine world, the September issue is the most anticipated arrival of the year. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you, dear reader, with … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

DCL Presents: Author Jodi Picoult Douglas County Libraries is excited to host Jodi Picoult from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 24 at CU South Denver in Lone Tree. Picoult is the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes and Small Great Things. She will be in conversation with another New York Times bestselling … Continued

ROCK the Runway Model Search

On Saturday, July 27, Outlets at Castle Rock hosted the annual ROCK the Runway Model Search. Aspiring models ages 5 to 23 competed for a chance to be one of 25 winners who will appear in future advertisements and fashion shows for Outlets at Castle Rock and Outlets at Silverthorne.

Bill Paul’s Fight Against ALS

Bill Paul's Fight Against ALS Inaugural Golf Tournament raised $80,000 the first weekend of August at the Meridian Golf Club. About 250 people participated, and nighttime festivities featured The River band. Bill Paul's Fight Against ALS is a nonprofit founded by Bill and Julianne Martin of Lone Tree after Bill was diagnosed with the disease in 2016. … Continued

Wear Love Wagon

Somewhere in a local farmers market, 21-year-old Ashlee Nawrocki stands outside her nonprofit Wear Love Wagon trailer, talking to shoppers about the handmade jewelry, handbags and accessories she is selling to support anti-trafficking organizations. 

Iron Horse Travels

“A long ride is the answer to a question you will soon forget.”

Pet Tales

It sounds sort of silly to some people, but being with dogs relies heavily on being present and having the right energy. Dogs sense when you’re scared, uncomfortable, stressed, nervous, worked-up or distracted. 

Some of Our Favorite Things: Kids, Pets and Travel!

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Ladies-Only Drivers Class Join the Rocky Mountain Region of Porsche Club of America for its annual Ladies-Only High-Performance Driver Education on Aug. 10 at the Colorado State Patrol Track in Golden. This is the largest women-only track event in the nation. The event is open to all women regardless of experience and all makes of … Continued

Fox Hill Farm Grand Opening

Fox Hill Farm celebrated its Grand Opening Party June 29 with music, food trucks, farm tours and giveaways. LiveInFoxHill.com

Fast Cars and Freedom

The Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery at Centennial Airport hosted its Fast Cars and Freedom Showcase June 29. Visitors were able to view the T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang, Gulfstream, Fouga Magister and Lear 45-class jets up close, as well some amazing cars from Ferrari and the Central Colorado Corvette Club. Photography by Paul Gordon

Mici Grand Opening

Mici Handcrafted Italian opened at Dransfield and Twenty Mile Road, its sixth location in Parker, and kicked off festivities with a float in the Parker Days Parade. Mici is a family-run, fast-casual restaurant serving authentic Italian food, offering dine-in, catering, carryout and delivery.

Treehive Chiropractic Grand Opening

Dr. Tim Zittle and team hosted a ribbon cutting/launch party for their new Parker practice June 13. Serving up love, hope and healing to those who need it most, Treehive's goal is to help you feel and function as well as you can for as long as you can so you can focus on the things that … Continued

A Mom’s Wanderlust

I couldn’t imagine waiting until the AARP magazines started arriving in my mailbox to experience a streetside café in Paris or looking up in wonder at the masterpieces in Europe’s grand museums. I wanted to do those things again with my children ...

Doggy Power

Graphic designer and illustrator Brittany Henson’s creativity shows up in her hand-lettered greeting cards, T-shirts and home design goods, including her pet illustration pillows. She came up with the idea for her business, Grain+Dot, about seven years ago after shopping for a greeting card. She couldn't find anything inspiring, so she started making her own, imbued with her unorthodox, dry sense of…

Teen Spaces

Interior designer Kathy Helfrich of JDuce Designs says this redesigned 12-year-old boy’s bedroom adds industrial-hip touches and frees up space for him to hang out with friends or simply spend time reading.

The Trail Season

Growing up in the Front Range, my parents never took me into the mountains. The mountains were there to direct me on which way was West. It wasn't until I went to Fort Lewis College in Durango in the '90s that I truly got a taste of all the trails offered. When I had to move back home after college for a…

Get Outside and Get Inspired

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood: sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

New Head Pastor Aaron Couch is the new head pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Parker. Aaron says he is most excited for, “new opportunity, new adventure—the people that we’ve met in Parker have been wonderful.” He preached his first weekend April 21. Aaron currently resides in Idaho and has been there for more than … Continued

Cattle Crossing 5K

Parker Parks and Recreation and RNK Running and Walking sponsored the annual Cattle Crossing 5K at Tallman Meadow Park in Parker June 1. Participants were highly encouraged to wear their best cowboy and cow getups. About 150 people participated. The top overall male and female finishers were Jay Hoskinson and Sarah Cottle of Parker.

Parker Days

Parker Days, a signature event of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, was held June 6–10. Photos courtesy of Johnnie Medina of Through the Lens Photography

DIY Your Way to a Bug-Free Summer

Adult- and Kid-Friendly Natural Bug Repellents from A Beautiful Mess Photos and Article by A Beautiful Mess Adult Blend What you need + 10 drops lemon essential oil + 10 drops lemongrass essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 1 ½ ounces distilled water (minus 1 teaspoon to … Continued

Outdoor Playlist

A relaxed summer vibe brings the Colorado music scene alive. From small mountain-town parks featuring local bands to large stadium concerts headlining the hottest acts, there is no shortage of high-quality and superbly entertaining music. Coloradans have a broad taste in music, and musicians of many genres clamor to perform here. Home to one of the most astounding natural amphitheaters in the country, Colorado boasts a thriving homegrown music…

Designing an Oasis

The focal point of this Castle Rock master bath built in the early 2000s had been the massive jacuzzi tub with its bulky surround, something the current owners just didn’t use that often.

The Beauty of Giving Back

When Stacey James opened Stacey James Salon and Spa in Parker over 10 years ago, she found it difficult to hire stylists who had the technical and creative skills required for today’s beauty industry. Stacey saw a need and decided to fill it. Soon after opening her salon she also created and opened Stacey James Institute, a full-service cosmetology and…

Lessons in Life

There is value in our work, what we do every day to earn a living and support our families and those around us. We know this to be true. Here, Parker Lifestyle’s Men of Influence bring that truth into focus by sharing what they’ve learned along their different life journeys. Both of these Parker men may leave the house every…

Eric Goodman’s On My Bookshelf

Dr. Eric Goodman, founder of Meridian Success Group, is a certified coach, consultant and trainer who specializes in helping business leaders, executives and professionals overcome challenges, plan for the future and create greater wins while maximizing success in business and in life.

Cheers to the Influential Men in Our Lives

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all of the influential men in our lives and in our community. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, and with the summer season underway, … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Derrick White Basketball Academy June 24–27 Nothing But Net Elite Basketball Academy of Parker is hosting the Derrick White Basketball Academy for youth ages 6–18 from June 24–27 at the Parker Field House. Derrick White currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs and is a Parker-grown talent who played at Legend High School and was … Continued

Sky Ridge Medical Center South Parker ER Groundbreaking

Sky Ridge Medical Center broke ground on Sky Ridge South Parker ER April 17. The Sky Ridge leadership team, Councilmen Jeff Toborg and John Diak, Parker Chamber President Dennis Houston and County Commissioner Abe Laydon, broke ground at the site at the northwest corner of Parker and Hess roads, where the support structure is already … Continued

A Taste of France: La Petite Crêperie

A new restaurant in Parker is gathering together early risers and Francophiles alike with the owner's lifelong love of crêpes.

SECOR Bags and Baubles

It was a great afternoon with girlfriends supporting families in need! Kendra Scott jewelry partnered with SECOR Cares for the SECOR Bags and Baubles fundraiser, which offered jewelry for purchase and beautiful high-end purses and bags to bid on. The event raised $6,000. SECOR Cares in Parker is a free food market and financial resource center. SECORCares.com

Cinco de Mayo at Outlets at Castle Rock

Outlets at Castle Rock welcomed Colorado shoppers and fiesta-goers for a weekend-long Cinco de Mayo celebration fit for the whole family. The two-day festivities included live dance performances, music and delicious bites from popular local food trucks. 

Dialed In and Punched Out

 Year: 1970  Make: Plymouth  Model: 'Cuda 408

Building Up Nations

“Life is not about how much money you make and the stuff you have. It is about the impact you can have on other’s lives and the opportunities you can create for them.” –Andrew Clough

Ladies of Parker

 Kathy Sabine  Chief Meteorologist at 9News  "I am a 53-year-old working mom, horse lover and chief meteorologist at 9News. A country girl at heart, I have lived in Parker for 25 years and enjoy riding my horses and growing hay on my 40-acre ranch east of Parker, where my husband and I are raising our 11-year-old son. Our older children…

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. 

Celebrating the Women in Our Lives

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.” This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Jeni Fleck Promoted Parker Lifestyle Publisher Jeni Fleck has accepted the position of Launch Coach for the Colorado market for Lifestyle Publications, the parent company of Parker Lifestyle magazine. Jeni will help coach new publishers and create successful Lifestyle magazine start-ups. She is in the process of helping launch four new magazines in Colorado. Lifestyle … Continued

Parker Racquet Club Opening

The Parker Racquet Club had its grand opening in March and celebrated with a PRC Open tennis tournament March 29-30. Visit the club at 18396 Plaza Drive or ParkerRacquetClub.Com.