Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 12:55
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, especially in Ireland! Two hundred and twenty-seven members of the Colorado State University Marching Band traveled to Ireland last month to play and march in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 12:49
Beginning July 1, Colorado residents may no longer dispose of most electronic waste (e-waste) in their household trash because Colorado landfills may no longer accept e-waste. The change is the result of a new law, the Electronic Recycling Jobs Act. Industry, most businesses, government agencies, institutions, and schools already are subject to e-waste disposal restrictions.
“The new law applies to TV sets, central processing units, computer monitors and peripherals, printers and fax machines, all kinds of laptops and notebook computers, DVD players, VCRs and any video display device with a screen larger than four inches,” explained Wolf Kray, recycling specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The ban also includes radios, stereo equipment, and video game consoles. Telephones, motor vehicle components, and non-hazardous industrial or commercial devices may still be legally disposed of in a Colorado landfill.
Published on Monday, March 25 2013 10:49
DEMO & DIALOGUE
Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30pm
$5 / free for members of Art Students League of Denver & BMoCA
Learn how to empower your vision of presence with artist Jordan Wolfson.
Presented in collaboration with Art Students League of Denver.
DÍA DEL NIÑO
Saturday, April 20, 11am-1pm
Celebrate Children's Day, a traditional Mexican holiday, and enjoy art-making,
storytelling, dance performances, and authentic food with your young ones.
Created in collaboration with The Mexican Cultural Center and The Mexican
Consulate in Denver.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 12:03
Every so often you come across a little gem of information that is so perfect as it is that you can’t really improve upon it. So goes this month’s column. Don Burgard, the copy/production editor of Fine Homebuilding, one of my all-time favorite magazines, tells us all about plungers and more specifically toilet plungers. Turns out they are not all created equal. Perhaps not the most enthralling topics of discussion, but information we all could use at some point in our lives.
Published on Sunday, March 24 2013 15:42
Looking to put a delicious twist on your Easter meal?
Try cooking ham on the grill.
It's easy to fire up your feast with this Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze recipe. A flavor powerhouse, ham can be prepared in multiple ways, complementing a variety of dishes and flavors that fit into any Easter celebration and beyond. Surround it with savory sides like Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese or Ham and Peas with Mint and Tarragon for a truly mouthwatering meal. And, don't turn that grill off just yet, because no fired-up Easter
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 11:53
That was really a nice snow; of course, the roads were icy and several things were cancelled, but we got some much-needed moisture. In the square dancing world, there were three out-of-state callers in the area, and half of their dances were cancelled. Dean Doberman of Norfolk, NE, spent the weekend with Gary and Nell Coffey, with his Saturday night dance in Ft. Collins cancelled; he then traveled for a dance in Colorado Springs on Sunday; but square dances in Greeley, Bennett, and a couple in Denver were also cancelled.
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 17:09
I think we sometimes overlook the artists among us here in Lyons. Sally Van Meter is a true artist in many different ways. Already a Grammy Award winning Dobro player, she is quickly becoming a wonderful filmmaker.
As music fans have often asked me, “What exactly is a Dobro?” I feel a quick definition is necessary. A Dobro is an acoustic guitar with a metal resonator built into its body. This resonator acts as an amplifier. John Dopyera invented it in the early 1930s. Dopyera and his brother struck out in the late 20’s in search of a way to create a louder guitar. The brothers called their new instrument a “Dobro,” which means “good” in their native Slovak language.