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Kids’ Programs at Lory State Park

By On July 12, 2016

Did you know there are free programs offered through Lory State Park with the purchase of the $7 daily park pass? These programs are also free for those who purchased the annual… Read More

Water Can at the Gardens on Spring Creek
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The Gardens on Spring Creek: Our Secret Garden

By On July 9, 2015

Did you ever watch the movie Secret Garden? It’s a magical story which takes places in England…now The Gardens of Spring Creek is not the Secret Garden, but it’s the best thing… Read More

Oak Street Plaza during Noontime Notes (Photo credit: Coleen Cosner)
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Noontime Notes: Fort Collins Summer Activity

By On June 30, 2015

If you’ve walked by Oak Street Plaza in Old Town Fort Collins during a beautiful Tuesday around 11:30…you may have noticed¬†people sitting anywhere that has space, bathing-suit-clad children playing in water, and… Read More

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A weekend getaway: Colorado Chautauqua

By On April 15, 2015

Married life gets really busy when you add kids and pets to the equation. Busy as in don’t have time to stop and think about sane things. Busy as in you repeat… Read More

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Christmas Trees Going Up

By On November 30, 2014

Places to go for the perfect Christmas tree This one time, my family cut down its own tree up near Red Feather Lakes. It was a bit of a trek, but the… Read More

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Ice skating in Loveland

By On November 24, 2014

Once upon a magical time, Old Town Fort Collins was home to an outdoor ice rink. Due to budget cuts in 2012, the Downtown Development Authority decided to no longer set up… Read More

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Anderson Farms: More than just pumpkins and farm

By On October 25, 2014

Play dates at places outside of Fort Collins are sometimes a must. A little day trip to Anderson Farms occurred this past week because Poudre School District had a day off and… Read More

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Bird Banding with Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

By On September 3, 2014

There is a cool opportunity happening this Fall for both kids and adults alike because The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory are partnering up for science.… Read More

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A Local Fishing Hole- Pineridge Natural Area

By On July 9, 2014

A Local Fishing Hole A few weeks back my family from Chicago came to visit. My cousins brought along there fishing poles so we decided to find a nice place to hang… Read More

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Fort Collins Summer Fun at Inlet Bay Marina

By On June 10, 2014

When I think summertime fun…I imagine water. Life on or near water. Poolside, beach side, in a boat, on a lake. So, when my aunt and little cousins visited us from the… Read More