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Session Kitchen's Monday Funday Saves the Day

[ Friday, May 8, 2015 | 0 comments ]
Chef Parker of Session Kitchen’s gets it. He understands what it's like to have made it (barely) through a Monday only to realize you don't have anything planned for dinner. Yet you want to have a good and healthy meal with the family. That's why he created "Monday Funday," with a fixed-price menu for $45.It's a multi-course dinner for four or five (depending on appetites). The deal doesn't have to only be for two adults and two kids - any combination of people is fine including all-adults (because you may *gasp* need a night away from the kids on a Monday). 

The meal is served family-style (pass the pickles, please) and the menu changes monthly. One month, it was fried chicken and all the fixin’s. We visited in April when the meal started with out-of-this-world pork belly steamed buns with arugula and some awesome BBQ sauce, bread and butter pickles, sweet chile slaw with cabbage and fennel and a big pot of meaty smoked shiitake mushrooms with cabbage and other goodies. The main entree was a really big pot of noodles in a rich, beefy broth, vegetables and chunks of very tender steak on top.

I had two teenagers with me, one of whom is the pickiest eater this side of the Mississippi. This “buttered-noodles-only” kid gobbled up everything. Everything! I think it was the hip atmosphere, great-looking and great-smelling food that just enticed him. Four of us ate really well and still had enough to bring home for another meal. At $45, it’s a heck of a deal and a great way to make Monday a day to look forward to.
We love Session Kitchen anyway (read about our past experiences there). Monday Funday just gives us an extra reason to go. Visit Session Kitchen’s website for details or call to find out what the monthly menu is for Monday Funday. We're told May's meal is on a Greek theme with pickled chickpeas/olives, fried green tomato fattoush salad, Greek yogurt and roasted sliced lamb gyros, oregano vinaigrette and dill tzatziki sauce. 

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Annie! is playing at the Buell

[ Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 0 comments ]
If your kids loved the latest remake of "Annie" as much as my boys did, you better hurry to get your tickets for the live performance of "Annie" at the Buell - it's playing until May 10 and tickets start at just $10, and kids 4+ are welcome!

You'll love the charm and spunk of Annie and the orphan girls, and the gruff and rough Oliver Warbucks, but the show stealers are the mean&evil Miss Hanagan (played by a Denver native!) and Sunny, the dog who plays Sandy.

You're never too old for the optimism of Annie. My third grader loved it!

Apr 29 - May 10, 2015
The Buell Theatre
Suitable for the whole family - ages 4+
Tickets start at $20
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The Urban Farm at Stapleton Presents Barn Dance 2015!

[ Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 0 comments ]
By Jaime Travis

Did you know we have our very own working farm in Stapleton?  This neighborhood gem is a true asset to our community and provides educational opportunties for childrten of all ages.  Come support the Farm and have some fun!

Barn Dance at The Urban Farm

Every once in a while we just want to kick up our heels!  Join us for a western/farm style hoedown on Saturday, May 16 at The Urban Farm at Stapleton.
  • 4:00-6:00 Come to the Farm and meet the animals
  • 5:00-7:00 Jim n’ Nicks Community Bar-B-Q
  • 5:00-9:00 Live music by Rudy Grant and the Buffalo Riders
  • 4:00-9:00 Cash Bar (Beer and Wine)
Advance Ticket Purchase Required (2015 Membership required for discount)
Adults: $30 (Members $28)   See menu choices
Kids:  (Ages 3-12) $15 (Members $13)    See menu choices
Limited ticket event, purchase available until May 10th or until sold out!
Order your Tickets Now
If you are paying online, please submit your ticket order and return to this page or the home page to make payment.  Please choose “Other” and put “Barn Dance” in note.
Will Call:
If you are unable to pick up your tickets, they will be available for pick up at the event.
Menu Choices:
Adults:  Choose from Ribs, Ground Chuck Hamburger, or ¼ # All Beef Hot Dog -served with baked beans and cole slaw.
Kids:  Choose from Ground Chuck Hamburger, or ¼ # All Beef Hot Dog – served with  baked beans.
Cheese Biscuit
Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookie or Lemon Pie Square with Whipped Cream
Sweet Tea, Unsweetened Tea, or Lemonade
No refunds.  Event held rain or shine.
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How to Memorialize Your Personal and Family Legacy

[ Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 0 comments ]
By Yvonne Olivere

An often overlooked component of “planning,” personal and family legacy planning is arguably more valuable than the legal documents in your estate plan. It’s sad to me that family histories, traditions and memories are being forgotten or lost. We can prevent this by documenting our legacy now. But where do we start? I have shoe boxes of pictures and mementos from my childhood, big-haired high school years, courtship years with my husband, and now my own family and children. Organizing and documenting these stories can be overwhelming… Here are few tips on how to get started.

Think of your legacy as a story, because it is
Your story starts with your birth….and there are many chapters thereafter. While there is no way    
to capture every single memory, start with the story of you entering this world and work forward from there. Where were you born? Who are your parents? Who are/were your grandparents?Thereafter, talk about your school years, college years, and so forth… Hint: If you need help, there     are also books that can help. For example, “All About Me” is a fill in the blank book.

Consider where you will document and store your story 
Are you writing in journal? Is there a folder on your computer that you are putting your pictures         and stories in? Make sure someone knows where to find these documents, photos and journals.         Have you considered an online legacy site? There are websites that can assist you in putting your       pictures, memories and stories in one place. And as long as there is an internet, this personal legacy website can be passed on for generations to come!

Ask a loved one to write a story about you 
Ask a brother, sister, friend or parent to write a story about a memory they have of you. Yes it may be embarrassing…but it can be a fun addition to your own perspective!

Incorporate pictures into your legacy and story
Whether you are creating a Word document or journaling in a spiral notebook, try to include pictures in each “chapter” that you document. You will probably have too many pictures to put with each stage or memory, but choose at least one (and don’t give up because it gets overwhelming to pick just one). Annotate or add a description of each picture you include. (If you are using an online legacy website, organize your photos for each chapter. You can even add a voice recording for photos on some websites!)

Include other information in your legacy 

This is where you can get creative. I advise clients to include items such as family holiday traditions from your childhood (and now), favorite foods and songs (past and current!), and most influential person in your life (and why). Consider adding other information such as your personal or religious beliefs, biggest lessons from your childhood, and wishes for your own children.

In my estate planning practice, I give my clients tools to help them create their personal and family legacy. Please contact me if you have questions or need help documenting your story! yvonne@oliverecypers.com or 303-974-5617. Read the full story »