September 2015 Editor’s Letter

It’s amazing how far Parker has come in the more than 20 years that I’ve lived here – as far as dining options. When I first moved here in the 1990s, there were just a few chioices: The Parker House on Parker Road, the Warhorse Inn in downtown, maybe a Mexican food restaurant or two, and a couple of chain…

Ladies Raise Funds for Crisis Center

About 420 ladies participated in the Tour de Ladies cycling event to benefit the Crisis Center. More than $10,000 was raised by the Saturday ride, which started at the PACE Center. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID STARCK VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Parker Relay for Life

The Parker Relay for Life was held in July to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. Money was raised through a silent auction, team fundraising and more, with 72 cents of each $1 going to cancer research, providing patient support, caregiver support and more. For information, visit

Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation

The 100 golfers and 12 volunteers who participated in the Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation golf tournament raised more than $9,000, all of which goes to local scholarships. This year's $4,000 scholarship winners, Mason Alldredge and Pratyush Kothiyal, played in the tournament and were joined at the luncheon by family members. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHARI MCEACHRIN AND KARA MASS

Walks Help Those in Need

If you like to walk and are looking for an excuse to enjoy September´s beautiful weather, you can choose between two great fundraising efforts on Sept. 19 that will get you outdoors and doing good for others.

September 2015 Around Town

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) Foundation is hosting an inaugural Fête des Fables Gala on Friday, Sept. 25, at the beautiful Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr. Complete with silent and live auctions, the Big Bad Bash will transport participants into the world of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Organizers promise the event is “not your grandmother’s gala” and have many…

Dining Al Fresco

When people think about dining al fresco, their imaginations often envision quaint cafes on the streets of France or Italy–not Parker. And although it may not be the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Parker has a growing number of restaurants with outdoor seating that offer everything from fabulous views to fun people-watching opportunities.

Lose Weight and get Healthy at the Same Time

If you’ve been on the roller coaster of weight-loss, dealing with the constant losing and regaining of unwanted weight, your lack of detoxification is probably the culprit. “When people lose weight and don’t detox, they still have all the toxins in their body. Fat cells are actually created to hold toxins and to keep them away from the body,” says…

The 10th Annual Parker Oktoberfest Showcases Authentic German Activities

The 10th annual Parker Oktoberfest will bring German beer, food and traditions to downtown in September as the community celebrates the change of seasons.

From Kuwait to Parker

Kimberly Seefried brings her experiences from across the globe to her role as the new principal at Frontier Valley Elementary School.

Reaching Out to All in Need

Perhaps you have driven by the campus on Jordan near Lincoln Avenue or maybe you’ve seen the facilities and new offices from E-470 near the Jordan exit. You really can’t miss it. It’s Southeast Christian Church.

Fall for Fall’s Fashions and Styles

The coming of the fall season is exciting. Magazine covers show fashion in gorgeous rich colors, and the gradual transition to Colorado’s cooler weather inspires us to welcome the season by assessing our closets and updating our wardrobes. Here are this season’s top style trends and how to wear them.

A Challenge to Support OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS

September is upon us. And, as we enter the start of fall, we start to see the changing of the seasons. The sunny days and cool nights spark autumn colors. Schools of all levels are in full swing, and for some of us, it means it is Football Season!!!