Take a moment to give to others in need.

Welcome November! It is that time of year when we start the holiday season and plan for our big feast on Thanksgiving Day! As we celebrate the traditional turkey day, many of us take time to give thanks and reflect on all that we have to be thankful for.

Friends Raise $2,500 for the Canyon

About 150 people, including 99 runners, participated in the 2015 Friends Run of Castlewood Canyon 10K trail run and 2-mile hike to benefit Castlewood Canyon State Park. 
PHOTOGRAHY BY DERALD HOFFMAN, RON CLAUSSEN, CATHY FISCHER

2015 Hunger CROP Walk

The event raised about $4,000 to benefit Church World Services and Parker Task Force. Thanks to sponsors: Dream 
Dinners, Parker Academy of Martial Arts, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Shear Bella, Spring Valley Golf Club and Sundance Printing. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE KELTY

10th Annual Parker Oktoberfest

Records crowds celebrated Oktoberfest, a fundraiser for the Council of Arts, Science & Culture. Visitors enjoyed Chicken Dance mascots, Family Center, authentic German food and beer, “Oktoshot” booth, and Weingarten. 
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HELLO HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHY

November 2015 Around Town

In its efforts to provide those in need with a good meal this Thanksgiving, the Parker Task Force (PTF) is asking for food basket or monetary donations. Baskets should include complete Thanksgiving dinners that families can prepare at home, packaged in baskets/tubs/boxes for four to six people. Deliveries should be made to the new Parker Task Force building at 19105…

Holiday-Themed Events Promote Parker’s 
Community and Festive Spirit

While Parker’s wonderful community spirit shines through all year long, it is especially prevalent this time of year with an incredible variety of holiday activities, some of which benefit local organizations or groups. An assortment of upcoming events are listed in this month’s Lifestyle Calendar, but here are two that are sure to give Parker area residents a jump start…

What Will Your Money Buy?

At Parker Lifestyle, we thought it would be interesting to look at how far your home-buying dollar would go in the Parker area. We asked several real estate agents to provide us with information and photos of listings and recent sales in the Parker area, so you could see just what you would get for $375,000 to $1.95 million.

Math and Discipline Create 
Results for Local Businesses

Using math, discipline and the concepts of planning ahead and buying locally, a relatively new company has found a way to bring big business marketing tools to small- and medium-sized businesses.

Unlocking Students’ Talents

Math teacher Cari Corley wants her Legend High School students to be able to do more than decipher angles or solve an algebra equation. Her goal is to give them the skills to tackle any challenge in life.

A Renaissance Wedding

Beneath the burgeoning supermoon, Amy Smith and Michael Cotsworth exchanged vows in a Renaissance-style wedding celebration, surrounded by nearly 100 guests, including Parker Town Council members, journalists and former mayors from across Colorado, many also dressed in the evening’s theme.

12 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time of overindulgence and weight gain for many of us. Family gatherings and holiday parties with friends are part of what make the season so special.

Seeing Ourselves 
Through Teachers’ Eyes

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, reminding me of everything that is near and dear. A recent interview with Legend High School’s Cari Corley has given me some new thoughts as we head into the season of gratitude. And that is a big “thank you” to the teachers who saw something in me that I did not see myself.