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Seen And Herd Downtown

Herd of Longhorns being driven through downtown Denver on 17th Street during the 2019 National Western Stock Show Parade on Jan. 10. Cowboys with lassos rode ready to rope any steer that threatened to leave the group. Photo by Reid Neureiter

Life Is A Great Book

Ed Wood: Writer, Planner, Pacifist By Tom Korson, Special to the GPHN At 94, Ed Wood, a Park Hill resident since 1987, still walks a mile a day. So when my wife and I see him walking toward Cake Crumbs or Grape Expectations, I feel encouraged. Wood was born in Alabama. Until age 9, he […]

Big Winners

On Jan. 18, Gina DiGiacomo of Park Hill Cub Scout Pack 286 made history at the pack’s annual pinewood derby, taking first place the first year that girls were allowed to be cub scouts. DiGiacomo, at right, is a seven-year-old tiger cub and a resident of Park Hill. When asked what made hers the fastest […]

Talk Of The Neighborhood

Compiled by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN The following is a synopsis of what was discussed during the Jan. 3 Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. monthly meeting. The next community meeting is Thursday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 2823 Fairfax St. The March meeting will be Thursday, March 7 beginning at 6:30. The meetings […]

Toucan Tango

It’s hard to believe, when you first lay eyes on them, that toucans are real birds, and not just whimsical mascots on a cereal box. In the wild, Chestnut-mandibled Toucans are incredibly important to the ecosystem. Simply put, they are notorious fruit eaters – and poopers. Because their bills are so large, they can toss […]

The Impacts Of Choice

Helpful For Some, Other DPS Students Left Behind  Choice season is upon us. From Jan. 15 to Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., families are invited to submit their School Choice form to Denver Public Schools to select the school that best fits their families’ needs. Results will be sent out in late March. If you […]

What Will You Do This Month?

New Data Underscores Urgency To Combat Global Warming Last month I ended my column with a request for each of us to make one simple change every month that reduces our impact on this planet.  While I was working on remembering to pack a cloth napkin with me for lunch, instead of using paper, a […]

Spilling the Beans | Restaurant News Roundup

Story by Cara DeGette, Editor, GPHN Farewell to the BluNozer  BluNozer Cafe, the warm and cheery coffee, breakfast and brunch spot on Ivy Street just off Colfax, has closed for good. When it first opened several years ago by the Park Hill sister duo Dorothy Timmons Hotchkiss and Della Timmons, the small restaurant quickly became a […]

Cool Breeze Ahead

Climate Change Requires Critical Action The recreation, tourism and hospitality industries are critical to our state’s economy and the Colorado way of life, but climate change is putting both at risk. In fact, the World Economic Forum recently ranked climate and environmental issues as top global risks to business ahead of its annual summit in […]

23rd and Dexter | Jack Farrar

Megan Davis Megan Davis, barista extraordinaire at Spinelli’s Bakery, grew up in southwest Florida, earned an art degree at Gulf Coast University, and taught printmaking in middle school. She moved to Denver about a year ago and is happy she did so. “I love working here. People actually talk to each other. They even talk […]

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

We Must Insist On Equity In Education By Erin Pier, Special to the GPHN Equity in education. If you’re a frequent reader of the Greater Park Hills News, or follow any of the Park Hill Neighborhood social media pages, you may have seen this term pop up recently. But what is equity in education? Why […]

Marching With A Purpose

On Jan. 21, thousands of Denverites turned out for the 35th annual marade (march and parade) to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 90th birthday. The crowd gathered at the MLK, Jr. memorial statue in City Park just west of Park Hill. Before the crowd marched […]

Community Announcements

Going To The Chapel  The Lowry Speaker Series presents “The Historic Eisenhower Chapel: Past, Present and Future” on Tuesday, Feb. 5 beginning at 7 p.m. State Historian Tom Noel (aka “Dr. Colorado”) will keynote the lecture on the history and architecture of the Eisenhower Chapel, at 293 Roslyn St., which is where the event will […]

Signs of the Times

For the third year, crowds gathered in Denver, as well as across the nation and globe on the third Saturday in January to mark the movement dedicated to the power and importance of women. In Denver this year, crowd estimates were at 80,000 based on aerial photos in relation to previous years’ attendance, said Angela […]

Fun In The Summer Sun 2019: Summer Camp Guide

Guide to Park Hill and Nearby Summer Camps Art Garage | 6100 E 23rd Ave.  Art Students League of Denver | 200 Grant St. Aurora Cultural Arts Theatre | Various Locations Bikes Together Bike Camp I 2825 Fairfax St A two- week camp designed around all things bicycles, Bike Camp teaches your […]

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