It hardly seems possible, but summer is nearly over–bring on sweater weather, I say. Every Northern Colorado locale has its own signature send off to summer and for the German in all of us…raise a stein to Oktoberfest. You’ll have multiple opportunities to tip back a brew or two and don your best dirndl or lederhosen. All those community parties will, hopefully, help ease the transition back into homework, football games, and chillier weather. While the return to a more strict schedule can be an adjustment for everyone involved, it’s a wonderful time of year as well and we wish you all a delightful dive into autumn.
In this edition we celebrate families and the love that defines them. Our readers sent us their cutest photos of their newest born to honor the smallest among us. We’ll talk about some ways to keep kids entertained outdoors, keep them fed and ensure their sleep as well as invest in their futures. And if you just want to celebrate the love that glues your most important relationships together, Loveland is the place. Their Sweetheart Festival encompasses all things love, inviting Norther Coloradans to enjoy their Valentine’s Day as a community.
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.