July 2016 Lifestyle Letter

We cannot thank our community enough for being so supportive since taking over Parker Lifestyle three months ago. Our July magazine has been no exception to the excitement and pride that we feel being able to represent our town and everything that makes living here so great.

Grand Openings!

May was another great month for local area businesses. Parker grand openings included Veterinary Center of Parker (VCP), Group X Fitness Club and Bonfils Blood Center of Parker. We are so pleased to see so many new businesses opening each month.

Elizabeth Stampede – a Colorado Rodeo Legend

People of all ages enjoyed the 13-time PRCA Mountain States Circuit Rodeo of the Year. Xtreme Bulls Tour competition riding and PRCA events, such as Bareback, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin', Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Roping, continue to establish this event as one of the top rodeos.

Heyday for Horses at Harmony Equine Center

It was a great day at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center Open House on June 4. More than 1,100 horse lovers enjoyed guided tours of the unique facility, training demonstrations and classes, vendor booths and activities for kids while learning about adoption and volunteer opportunities.

Around Town

Heidi Heath of Heath Chiropractic & Acupuncture was the 2016 winner of the Jim Adkins Award for her contributions to the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. She received the award at the May 12 Business Impact Meeting. The Jim Adkins Award is given each year to the Chamber member who has exemplified community service, shown leadership in community organization, is…

To Bee or Not to Bee

At the 2016 Parker Honey Festival on Aug. 7, you can obtain a plethora of information and be entertained too. At this free community event at O’Brien Park in downtown, you can see hives and learn how bees make honey, meet local beekeepers, create honeybee crafts, try on a beekeeper’s suit, and sample delicious local honey. 
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Flat Acres Farm

If you've been among the many Parker residents who have driven by and haven't taken the time to stop in at Flat Acres Farm, this summer is your chance to learn what it's all about. “It takes nine people to run the property efficiently, but there are only two full-time people who are devoted to the farm - and that’s…

Students Recognized by the Rotary Club of Parker

Although school is out for the summer, the Rotary Club of Parker recognized the following local high school students earlier in the year for their excellence.

Parker School Students Reminisce About Their Younger Years

In interviews, Jean Martin, Sandra (Everitt) Whelchel, Josie (Dransfeldt) Fetters, Marilyn Parker and Genevieve (Rosenthal) Chubb shared some of their memories. They thought the small school, which housed grades one through 12 until 1959 and grades one through eight until 1967, was a fun place with wonderful teachers who taught the basics. It was also a community gathering place before…

July 2016 Locally Owned

Nestled in a small office in a quiet Parker home, a husband and wife tap away at their computers. Photographs of family, posters, maps and books surround them. As the Colorado sun shines in through the window, the silence in the room is laden with anticipation. Here, the BookCrafters work their magic.

Health Wise, From the Ground Up

When John and Christine Henze wanted a better quality of life for their family, they looked to Colorado and found their way to Parker. They wanted to purchase land to grow their own healthy food while sustaining John’s thriving, eco-friendly construction and fine woodworking business, Henze Construction.

July 2016 Healthy Lifestyle

Ever wonder why an apple tastes better in October than it does in August? Or why oranges are so much sweeter and less expensive in winter than in summer? The answers are simple. Apples are locally harvested in the fall, while oranges and grapefruit are at their best in the winter months.

A Trip to the Roaring Fork Valley

The Pullman is a superior American eatery that offers sophistication in the emerging downtown district without any attitude. The rustic, brick building dates back to the early 1900s and has seen many lives. The Pullman offers the best local, seasonal ingredients and the waitstaff can tell you where and how each local producer was selected for their ingredients. The Pullman's…

2016 Audi Q3 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic

Here is a compact, fun-driving automobile that packs a big punch with European flair. To offer a car under $40,000 among the prestigious Audi brand demonstrates a recognition to satisfy a growing market of economical customers who still demand high quality for what they can afford. The 2016 Q3 all-wheel drive compact crossover has been redesigned to stay a competitor…

July 2016 Parting Thoughts

It is July! The weather is fabulous, we celebrate our independence and we want yard games. Who doesn’t love hanging out with friends and family and enjoying some relaxation and mild competition? If you are looking for something to do with your children, or even just for you, how about a simple DIY project for you to brag about? Maybe…