Inspired by…

In this issue, I wanted to share some inspiration since our publications are “Inspired By Community,” and ours is one of the best. 
Time and time again I hear and see how our community comes together, including recently when our community came together to celebrate the launch and ribbon cutting for Parker Lifestyle.
At this celebration, I asked our visitors to…

Parker Lifestyle’s Launch Party

Members of the business community and area residents celebrated the launch of Parker Lifestyle magazine during a recent Parker Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza. Photography by Ted Veltrie

Senior Stroll

Beautiful weather and more than 100 active aging adults participated in the sixth annual Senior Stroll on May 27 at O’Brien Park, held in recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Photography by Parker Parks and Recreation

The Spare Change Challenge

Parker Task Force volunteers introduced the event during their May food drive. Labels for change containers are still available and donations will go to PTF’s building fund. For information, visit Photography by Abi Budnack

July 2015 Around Town

For the second straight year, Chaparral High School’s Maddie Malhotra was named Photographer of the Year by the Colorado High School Press Association. Malhotra, who is the first to be a repeat winner, served as the editor-in-chief of Chaparral’s yearbook. According to an article on the Douglas County School District’s website, Chaparral Yearbook Adviser Jeremy Kamm says that choosing Malhotra…

Gaining a Whole New 
View on Life (and Yourself)

Time can take a toll on your skin. Be it sun damage, exhaustion or gravity, most people will notice fine lines, droopy eyelids or puffy bags under the eyes. And as we age, the progression can worsen, causing people to feel self-conscious or even inhibit their vision.

Testing her Mettle

One Thursday evening in 1974, 46 competitors lined up at San Diego’s Mission Bay for a crazy race of swimming, biking and running. As the sun was going down, the last athlete completed what most consider to be the first modern-day triathlon. Two of those participants later helped organize the first Ironman triathlon in Hawaii in 1978, a defining race…

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…

A Night of Their Dreams

Heather Nordstrom and Brian Thorne consider themselves among the luckiest people in the world. Not only are they about to start their married life together, they are getting married at one of the area’s premiere wedding venues – for free. Heather and Brian were the winners of the complimentary 4th of July wedding in honor of the military, provided by…

2015 Infiniti QX80

The Infiniti QX80 is a vehicle of contradictions and it always leaves me with mixed feelings. I’ve never been a fan of the exterior styling, yet the interior beckons with soft leather and wood trim. The V-8 engine guzzles fuel, but it is extremely smooth and strong enough to tow 8,500 pounds. In summary, this full-size SUV shines from the…

A Tale of Two Cockatoos

Meet Lady Anna and Miss Pearl, two Umbrella cockatoos that came to The Gabriel Foundation from separate cruelty rescue cases, almost a year apart. They were among 13 birds who came in from Colorado and eight others who came from a raided puppy mill breeder.

independence day:
An Expat Couple’s Perspective

Ernie and Joan Salisbury have celebrated the 4th of July together 54 times.

Does Newer Mean Better?

Great schools are steeped in tradition, legacy and longevity. They endure over time regardless of their physical surroundings.