Holidays are here again and we’re approaching the end of yet another year. It’s amazing how they seem to gain speed as I get older. Many things have changed and many things haven’t, but regardless many of us have gotten used to be in a state of flux as we can see in the slow return of many of our favorite events. The holiday season is no exception. Many of the things we missed last year are back with a renewed appreciation for the relationships we’ve missed out on. Most of us now know to catch up with event requirements in the hours before we go. We’ve provided a rundown on the things you can expect to see this year, throughout northern Colorado, though, as I’ve pointed out, it is always best to check in for changes before you go.
Not many would argue that pets are family as loved as pretty much any blood relative. Whether you have a cat, dog, or something else entirely, the love is real. Because we love our pets so much, we wanted to hear about yours. We asked to see your animal BFFs and you delivered. Now voting is over and the top dogs (and cats, and critters) get their spotlight. We also want you to have all the resources you need to care for them, pamper them, and see how special they really are. So, we talked to a few experts in the area about their products and services in regards to our beloved animals.
Unbelievably, summer is already drawing to a close. School will be starting soon, whether you’re ready or not. We’ve been on the slow road to normal this season and just as we’ve become used to virtual events and school, in-person classes and events have begun to reappear. To that end, we’ve assembled an issue full of events to round out your summer. Music, food, beer and even kites will give you ample opportunities to make a few more memories before kids go back to school and mom and dad head back to the office. Whatever you like to do, you’ll have plenty to choose from in Northern Colorado.
If the pandemic has taught me one thing, it’s an appreciation of restaurants. I have always loved to cook, but knowing that there was no break to be had, even when I needed one, got to me after a while. It becomes just another daily box to tick off my list rather than an exercise in creativity. Of course, I did take-out when possible, but even that leaves dishes to be done and don’t even get me started on the constant kitchen cleaning. I am over it.
So, along with many of you, I’m sure, I am rejoicing at the return of in-person dining. I’m happy to let someone else do all of the cooking and cleaning again, while I truly take a break. Just in case you need ideas or just want to know how your favorite spots are doing, this issue is chock-full.