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In Praise of Pet Owners

As I write this, it is still October and still National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month. I think that every month should be Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, but that’s not my focus today. I wanted to praise and salute all the good things that owners do with and for their pets. As veterinarians, we […]

I-70 Expansion: Point and Counterpoint

Point Our Legacy and Promise for I-70: Building Community By Brad Buchanan The redesign of Interstate 70 in Denver is more than a highway project. It is a community-rebuilding project and a catalyst for change. Where today there are fragmented communities, split by a highway, divided by rivers and rail, we have the opportunity to […]

On Location With The Art Garage

A Sneak Preview of the 2nd Annual Park Hill Open Studio Tour By Patricia Barr Clarke The Art Garage invites you to enter the working studios, display venues and homes of more than 20 local artists on Friday, Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 2nd annual self-guided Open Studio Tour continues on […]


Poetry in Motion Barn swallows are the most familiar swallow, and the only one with a deeply forked tail. With dark blue backs and ruddy chests, their acrobatic maneuvers are a marvel as they gracefully swoop and turn, chasing after flying insects. They often fly in flocks, constantly twittering and chattering. The barn swallow used […]

Shooting Hoops, and Moving A Quarter Million Meals

By Cara DeGette Editor, Greater Park Hill News In between jump shots and studying, over the past year the men’s basketball team at Johnson & Wales University moved the equivalent of 250,000 meals for families in need for the Food Bank of the Rockies. This year, as part of a commitment to give back to […]

Marjorie “Marge” Gilbert

By Dave Felice and Cara DeGette Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does. — Margaret Mead Marge Gilbert, an icon of Greater Park Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 21. She was 96. Gilbert worked ceaselessly to overcome injustice, and was instrumental […]

Crossing Borders with Ethiopia Reads

The power of connections has brought two Park Hill moms, Deirdre Bell and Leah Oliver, to help spread education across borders. Ethiopia Reads in a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1998 with the goal of providing books and libraries to Ethiopia. The organization works with schools, communities, other nonprofits and governments to plant libraries […]

Want To Help? Let Us Count The Ways

By Rebecca Born Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. You can help us serve the neighborhood! Whether donations are gifts of time, money, or necessary items they all make a lasting impact here at GPHC. Would you like to donate to the Food Pantry? We need clean plastic grocery bags or re-useable bags, diapers (size 4,5, and […]

His Chariot Arrives

With current talk of transportation options, some alternative mobility devices might be worth considering. The Segway Personal Transporter is one device. The Segway has two large wheels and handlebars atop a vertical control stem. Some say the device reminds them of a rotary lawn mower. The rider stands between the wheels and leans to control […]

Community Announcements

Denver Press Club Gridiron Show Oct. 10 They say skewer isn’t just for barbecues anymore. Fans of satire will find plenty to enjoy at the Denver Press Club’s Gridiron Show on Friday, Oct. 10, at the newly renovated Reiman Theater on the campus of the University of Denver, at 2306 East Evans Ave. The Gridiron […]

Imagining A Real Scenario

“Downtown,” “Town Center,” “Urban Marketplace,” “No Super-Grocery Store,” “No Strip Mall.” Apply the term you choose to the following make-believe story. A large piece of federal land in Northeast Denver is being released for redevelopment. A government/university research facility has closed and the parcel along four blocks of East Colfax Avenue has become the new […]

News Briefs

The Skinny For Nov. 4 Yard signs are popping up around the neighborhood. Glossy fliers are hitting the mailboxes. Canvassers are stopping by to say hello … and ask for your vote. If you’re like many voters, you are sifting through the information to learn about the myriad of candidates and issues on the ballot. […]

The Bones of the Garden

As the days become shorter and the leaves begin to line the streets, we know autumn has arrived. The air is feels smoother and the light is less intense. The leaves are still falling, softening the sidewalks and streets and driveways. Now it is time to begin putting our gardens to sleep for the winter. […]

Useful Tidbits From Mortgage School

In late September I went back to school … mortgage school. Since 2008 all mortgage loan originators like myself have to become licensed. That license required completing 20 hours of education and passing the test. To retain our license we are required to take 10 hours of continuing education each calendar year. This consists of […]

Talk of the Neighborhood

District 2 Police Report “No Pants Man” Update Sgt. G.P. Fuller provided an update on crimes that occurred in August in Park Hill. First up was an update on the man police have nicknamed “No Pants Man.” As first reported in last month’s issue of GPHN, women have seen this man in several parts of […]

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