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Today's Features

  • Linda Barnard has a message for her clients: Pour the soda down the sink and stock up on dietary supplements.

    Barnard, the owner of a South Jeffco fitness studio, has decades of experience that have produced an ethos that emphasizes restraint and doesn’t accept failure.

    It’s been more than a year since Barnard opened DOT Weight Loss and Wellness, which was inspired by her time managing Gloria Stevens Figure Salons in Massachusetts.

  • The term “blues club” conjures images of a smoky bar tucked into an eclectic street in the heart of a big city. But the Blue Moo'd Lounge is hoping to bring that same ambience to South Jeffco.  Brother-sister team Tim and Terrie Bentley opened the bar and restaurant a few months ago, and the siblings are aiming to fill what they see as a jazz/blues void in the area.  "This place is for the neighborhood folks that don't want to go downtown," Terrie Bentley said.

  • A creepy crowd of characters took over the gym at The Ridge Recreation Center on Oct. 30.

    Among those walking table to table at Foothills Park & Recreation District's Boo-rific Bash and Splash Halloween celebration were at least two devils, a couple of dragons and one kid dressed like the Joker from “Batman.” Some chose the light instead of the dark, dressing up as princesses, ladybugs and the ultimate storm chaser, who sported a Doppler on Wheels truck as a costume.

  • Nursing home residents have held a special place in my heart since my grandmother passed away in a long-term care facility three years ago.

  • Celebrate Halloween this year with Foothills Park & Recreation District in a safe, fun and indoor environment at our new BOO-rific Bash & Splash event on Friday, Oct. 30.

  • The Girl Scouts have knocked on their last door. Though door-to-door cookie sales came to a halt more than a week ago, boxes of the revered snacks will soon be on sale outside stores into March. Boxes will be shipped. Sweet teeth will be satiated.

    Last year, Littleton’s Troop 2107 made $1,607 through cookie sales. The money has paid for camping trips, aquarium tours and community projects, among other activities.

  • Rand Kannenberg knows what it takes to beat addiction.

    The 49-year-old has spent more than half his life working full time in addiction counseling. He's authored two books on the subject and has lectured in every state in the country. His work has taken him beyond the U.S. borders, with lectures in Puerto Rico, Italy and South Africa.

    Now, as Kannenberg plans to open the low-cost Jeffco Addiction Assessment Clinic on June 1, he says his experience overcoming alcoholism is one of his strongest tools in helping people overcome their addiction demons.

  • “Psst…your bra strap is showing,” you whisper to your neighbor. Then you realize, that’s not an ordinary bra strap.

    You finally find the nerve to ask your friend why she has a black feather boa holding up her over-the-shoulder boulder holder. “Why, it’s to support my Purr-fect Pair,” she replies with a wink.

  • Shortly after Lars Skoric was born, he was rushed to Children’s Hospital with persistent pulmonary hypertension, and the doctors there saved his life. Seven years later, Lars is an ambassador for the hospital, and he and his family were on hand at the 24 Hours of Hockey event at The Edge Ice Arena to help raise money for Children’s.

    “God doesn’t make your kids sick, but he brings angels to save them,” said Ivan Skoric, Lars’ father.

  • Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden is a family affair.

    Husband-and-wife team Rick Bernstein and Paige Larson act, direct, teach and are the backbone of this small yet impressive theater company. The actors, too, are no different — a small family that reunites show after show to produce hilarious and heartfelt theater.

    It’s no surprise, given all of this familial sentiment, that Miners Alley’s newest show deals with the trials and tribulations of quirky, close-knit family.