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The Gloves Are Off

Protesters Call To End School Closures; Ready For November DPS Board Elections By Lynn Kalinauskas If June 15 is any indication, this November’s Denver Public Schools school board races will bring us heated debates, new and young faces – as well as little patience for the usual rhetoric. Before the regular DPS board meeting commenced […]

Rx Drug Prices Continue To Spiral

Efforts To Corral Issue Has Stalled Amid Healthcare Debate By David O. Williams, Special to the GPHN As lawmakers and the White House continue to wrangle over the Affordable Care Act and its Republican-sponsored replacement, the American Health Care Act, efforts to corral one of the most talked-about components of health care – the rising prices […]

100 Years Since The Great War

Revisiting The Impact: Coloradans Must Have Marveled At Speed From Peace To War By Stephen J. Leonard, Special to the GPHN In early April 1917, the United States entered World War I, a conflict that had ravaged many parts of the world since the summer of 1914. The Great War, as it was called before it […]

July, National Culinary Month: Five Discoveries In Culinary Camp

Johnson & Wales Instructors Don’t Tone It Down For Young Chefs By Cara DeGette, GPHN Editor   In between juggling moussaka, dolmades, Greek salads and students, Chef Maggie O’Toole says Johnson & Wales University’s culinary camps are designed to help youth and teens decide whether a career in cuisine is in their future. There is no difference […]

Spilling The Beans: Tale Of Crumbs

Bakery Founders Sean and Denon Moore Go Out On Top By Cara DeGette GPHN Editor This month the wildly popular Cake Crumbs turns 10 years old. Its owners and founders, Denon and Sean Moore, celebrated by selling the café and bakery they built from scratch. In fact, they’ve divested of their empire. In addition to […]

Community Announcements

Call To Action For Cash On Colfax The committee making recommendations for Denver’s likely November bond measure has slashed the $20 million request for extensive improvements along an eight-mile stretch of Colfax Avenue, to $6 million. In response, Hilarie Portell, executive director of the Colfax Mayfair Business Improvement District (BID), is urging residents to contact […]

Park Hill Character: Searching For Honest Answers

Michele Wheeler On Life, Building Bridges And Tackling Tough Issues Of The Day By Jack Farrar Special to the GPHN When I served on the Board of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., we periodically discussed how to expand the cultural and geographic relevance of the organization by engaging more often and more meaningfully with […]

Flowers & Artists Collide

2017 Park Hill Garden Walk Was A Delight By Tara Bannon Williamson, Special to the GPHN Photos by Cherie Shaw       A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. — Greek Proverb Saturday, June 17 was the most beautiful day for a Garden Walk in recent […]

Cazimir Liske Remembered

Celebration Of Life July 30 A memorial to celebrate the life of Cazimir Liske will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 30 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.    Liske, 35, graduated from East High School in 2000. He died April 24 in Moscow, Russia, where he […]

Videos, Music, Magic

Creative Ways To Stave Off Summer Boredom By Becky Corning, Librarian, Pauline Robinson Branch Lego creations, a storage container from LaCroix boxes, and video of an Irish dance are among the projects that have been submitted to our summer maker challenge at DPL. The maker challenge is part of Summer of Adventure, which began June 1. […]

The Eyes And Ears Of Fairfax Street

Geneva Goldsby Reminisces On 54 Years By Sierra Fleenor, Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. Geneva Goldsby has lived on Elm Street between 28th and 29th avenues for 54 years. During that time, she has seen the neighborhood change significantly, including the area referred to as the Fairfax Street Shopping Strip, which spans the 2800 block of Fairfax […]

Are You Ready To Swap Veggies?

Thanks To All Helpers And Members By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. Summer is already underway. Our garden is planted (and almost producing!), our farm stand has started up, and we are collaborating with partners to realize our vision of a zero waste office. Our farm stand started on June 5 and will continue […]

Sunscreen, Salicylates & Smoosh-Faced Breeds

Summer Precautions For Your Pets Summer is officially here and while we all want to have fun in the sun, summer can offer some potential pet health hazards. Number one is to prevent overheating. Always make sure your pets have plenty of fresh clean water and a shady place to cool off from the sun […]

Oneida Park Getting A Facelift

Developer Envisions ‘Old South Gaylord’; Plans Include 5,000 Sq. Ft. Restaurant; Critics Cite Lack Of Parking Compiled by Cara DeGette GPHN Editor The following is a synopsis of what was discussed on May 6 during the monthly meeting of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.  The next community meeting is Thursday, June 1, beginning at […]

Of Homes And History

Before Pearl Harbor, Ensign Thomas McClelland Owned The Fairfax Street House Now Slated For Demolition By Bernadette Kelly, Zoning Chair, GPHC, Inc. Dec. 7, 2016 marked the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Until the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, it was considered the worst attack on US soil. Twenty naval vessels […]

An Issue Of Equity

By Lynn Kalinauskas, GPHC Education Chair Teacher Shortages Give Rise To Relay – But At What Cost? There is a teacher shortage crisis in Colorado and the nation. Fewer are entering the profession and many are leaving. The teacher turnover rate for Denver Public Schools hovers above 20 percent. The traditional pathway to becoming a teacher […]

Birdland – Graceful Flycatcher

Graceful Flycatcher Here’s a cool fact about the Say’s Phoebe, courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Charles Bonaparte, a nephew of Napoleon, named the Say’s Phoebe after American naturalist Thomas Say, the first scientist on record to encounter the bird at a site near Cañon City, Colorado in 1819. With cinnamon-washed underparts, the Say’s […]

These Companies Are Helping The Planet

Ideas & Resources To Reduce Our Impact By Tracey MacDermott, Board Chair, GPHC, Inc. Sustainability is a word we hear frequently and at times seems impossible to achieve. It is used in ways to advertise products and services, as well as in our efforts to curb climate change. It suggests a lifestyle that brings about more […]

Community Announcements

Eat Food, Have Fun, Make Art Join 303 ArtWay to paint a community mural. The mural will be designed and painted over two days: Saturday, June 24 and Sunday June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mural will be at the Holly Market, at 5538 E. 33rd Ave., across the street from the […]

Calling All Artists

Open Studio Tour Benefits ARK The Art Garage, as part of its fundraiser for its Art Reaching Kids program (ARK), is seeking artists who would like to join the fun at its Fourth Annual Open Studio Tour. The mission of ARK is to provide art programs that heal, inspire and empower individuals facing adversity. The […]

Everyone Loves A Parade

Horsemen, Floats, Cheer Squads on Tap for July 4 By Justin Bresler, 4th of July Parade Organizer Park Hill wasn’t recently voted Denver’s best neighborhood because it has its very own 4th of July Parade. But thanks to its rankings for other criteria – such as high education rate, neighborhood safety, access to quality public schools […]

Park Hill Character: ‘I Just Make Jewelry And Trouble’

By Jack Farrar, Special to the GPHN Helen Wolcott: Artist, Activist, Energizer Bunny Every Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. volunteers at the Park Hill Community Bookstore undertake what appears to be a Sisyphean task – plowing through hundreds of books (donated or brought in by members for credits), setting aside books that are either already […]

Green Fingers, Verdant Hearts

Stars of the Park Hill Garden Walk By Tara Bannon Williamson, Special to the GPHN If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. “Green fingers” are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.  […]

It’s A Wrap, And A Spreadsheet

Long-Overdue Overhaul For Open Records In Colorado By Jeffrey A. Roberts, Special to the GPHN For Coloradans concerned about access to government information, the 2017 legislative session will be judged by what occurred on May 10 – the 120th and final day. That’s when members of the state House of Representatives passed a significant open-records bill […]

Spring Microburst in Park Hill

A freak May 7 microburst snapped a huge pine tree on the 2300 block of Dexter Street, leaving it sprawled across two homes. No one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries to humans reported. Photo by Karla Kyte

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