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August Community Announcements

Home Tour Set For Sept. 23 The 40th Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour seven homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood and then enjoy the free Street Fair with vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, a wine & beer […]

August Community Announcements

Home Tour Set For Sept. 23 The 40th Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour seven homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood and then enjoy the free Street Fair with vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, a wine & beer […]

Lion In Winter

Tim Howard: Colorado’s World Cup Hero Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN      The World Cup is over and France is World Champion of soccer (or football as the rest of the world calls it). The month-long tournament captivated audiences both around the world and in Colorado. Sadly, the United States failed […]

Feeding on the Wing

The nests of Barn Swallows are made of mud, and cemented to the undersides of bridges and other structures with grass and feathers. When these babies are big enough to get their own breakfast they will flit through the air, aerobically twisting and turning and snagging insects as they go. These Barn Swallows were photographed […]

Dog Days of Summer

It’s no secret that Park Hillians love their dogs. And everyone thinks theirs is the best dog in Park Hill. Here’s a few of them.

After School is Cool

Programs Include Arts, Crafts and STEM Activities By Mary Trujillo Pauline Robinson Branch Library Pauline Robinson Branch Library has provided after school programming for youth ages 8-12 for more than 10 years. After School is Cool (ASIC) is offered five days a week during the school year and gives youth the opportunity to expand their […]

Coming Up Roses

The Park Hill Garden Walk Was A Huge Success By Jean Ercolani Garden Walk Marketing Chair The Park Hill Garden Walk committee would like to thank all the people who helped make the June 24 event a big success. We are thrilled to report that we had a major increase in ticket sales from last […]

What A Summer

Thanks To Volunteers and Donors For Keeping It Real   By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. The garden is producing, the farm stand is in full swing, and a new school year is just around the corner. So many of you have joined us for our special events this summer, including the Garden Walk, […]

Natural Born Leader

Richard Guity-Sanchez finished his summer internship with Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. on July 26, the day after his 16th birthday. This month, Guity-Sanchez heads back to school. He’ll be a junior at the Denver Center for 21st Century Learning, a DPS college-prep middle and high school at 1690 Williams St. that helps students develop […]

Rabies Is On The Rise

236 Animals Confirmed In Denver So Far This Year Rabies is real! Why am I writing that with the exclamation point? There are many things that can be a pet peeve for veterinarians, but my latest has been the increasing frequency of pushback or disregard from many owners, cat and dog, regarding vaccinating their pet […]

Ready To Rumble

Park Hill 4th Of July Parade Promises Flags And Fun The ninth annual Independence Day parade is ready to rock Park Hill on Wednesday, July 4. This year’s parade includes more than 50 groups, including floats, marching bands, costumed characters (plus dinosaurs, fairies and unicorns), classic cars, and more. The route is the same as […]

Old Tower Theater To House Gymnasium, Dance, Pizza

Renovations Began On June 4 Story and photos by Cara DeGette GPHN Editor     The old Tower Theater on Kearney Street is being renovated and will open in mid-August as the new home of the Park Hill Dance Academy, as well as a gymnasium, called Mighty Movement, and a second Denver location of Brava Pizzeria. Renovations […]

All That He Owns

The Immigration Crisis In Texas Through The Eyes Of Ronny Story and photos by Alejandra Garza Exclusive to the GPHN Ronny is 9 years old. He’s shy, polite and has a smile that lights up a room. The first thing I noticed about him was the fact that he was wearing a wool sweater – […]

Park Hill Character: No Matter How Farrar You Look …

… There Is Pam and Jack By Barb Moe Jack and Pam Farrar are longtime residents of the Park Hill neighborhood, as well as major contributors to its lively spirit. Wrapping your arms around this couple would be a challenge, not because of their girth, but because of their many interests and talents. Take Alley Art. […]

Earth Matters: Saddling Up For Conservation

By Heather Shockey Ride the Rockies Allows For Much Reflection  As summer hits Colorado full swing, so does Ride the Rockies, a June cycling tour that showcases different communities throughout our wonderful state. This year, the 33rd edition of Ride the Rockies visited Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake, and Winter Park.  For me, the […]

Birdland: Like A Little Submarine has a wonderful podcast about the remarkable Pied-billed Grebe, a master of its own buoyancy. As described by Audubon, the grebe floats like a foot-long cork among the lily pads. “Suddenly the grebe begins to sink, inch by inch, like a submarine—until it disappears! Thirty seconds later, it reappears, just its head above the […]

CommUNITYfest Is Born

Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church Working To Build A United Neighborhood   On Albion Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bruce Randolph Avenue sits a red brick church with a tall spire. Amidst the surrounding asphalt and blacktop, a large, bright green lawn throws the Denver Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church’s […]

Heading West Up Colfax

Jonny Barber Moves Museum To Lakewood Story and photo by Adam Uribes On June 16, Jonny Barber – known in the neighborhood as Jonny B – closed the doors of his Colfax Museum inside of the Ed Moore Florist and More shop at 6109 E. Colfax Ave. The museum, which opened last December to great […]

Record Heat in Politics

With Primary In Rearview, Minds Turn To November General With two months in the rearview, this year’s legislative session has faded – at least temporarily. The talk for the past month has focused on Colorado’s June 26 primary election, in particular the campaigns for those seeking to become the next governor of Colorado. For the […]

Community Announcements

Fairfax Land Swap Heads To City Council July 16 The Denver City Council is scheduled to vote whether to move forward with the proposed Fairfax park land swap on Monday, July 16. The controversial issue passed through the city council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 26. Specifically, the city’s Parks and Recreation […]

The 2018 Park Hill Garden Walk

Cool weather (with an afternoon rainstorm) provided a nice break for looky-loos checking out the 10 gardens in the annual Park Hill Garden Walk on June 24. The final number of tickets sold this year wasn’t available as of press time, but preliminary reports indicate attendance was up in this year’s event benefitting GPHC, Inc.Check […]

23rd and Dexter: John Krause, Tilting At Windmills

by Jack Farrar I first met John Krause when he started volunteering at the Park Hill Community Bookstore eight years ago. His volunteer duties have expanded considerably over the years, and he now serves as interim president of the board of the nonprofit bookstore. He takes this position very seriously, as he should. He insists, to […]

Fields Of Dreams

Story and Photos by Reid Neureiter Denver East Rugby Shocks Regis To Win State Title  On May 19, the Denver East High School Rugby Club won its sixth state championship title with a thrilling 17-14 come-from-behind victory over Regis Jesuit at Don Breese Stadium in Monument. East’s rugby club, under the leadership of Coach Bill […]

Kapow! Wham! Bang!

Denver Comic Con a Smashing Success By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian The Denver Public Library was proud to participate in the 2018 Denver Comic Con at the Denver Convention Center June 15-17. With more than 100.000 in attendance, library staff were thrilled to connect with over 11,000 avid readers, film buffs, gamers and […]

Summer In Full Swing

Monday Farm Stand, 4th Of July, Thanks To All By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. Summer is in full swing here at Greater Park Hill Community. The farm stand has already attracted dozens of visitors on Mondays, the garden is producing, and the Park Hill Garden Walk was a delight. If you were there, […]

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