Author: Joanne Davidson

Brook Griese: Judi’s House in Denver

Brook McClintic was a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado when she met Brian Griese at his first pre-season game as a quarterback for the Denver Broncos. It was her first time attending a National Football League…

Grow Local Colorado

Thirteen years ago, 20 individuals concerned with climate change, food equity and building community got together and agreed that planting a garden was a good way to address all three. Not a garden filled with pretty flowers, though. One that…

Top 10 Venues for Your Unique Wedding

THESE BEAUTIFUL VENUES WILL NOT ONLY INSPIRE BUT ALSO CREATE MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME “I do,” but where? Picking the perfect spot. TO YOUR ASTONISHMENT—and delight—every single one of the 800 people you invited to your wedding RSVP’d with…

Announcement Tea

The 24 young women who will be presented at the 66th annual Denver Debutante Ball to be held Dec. 22 at the Brown Palace Hotel met for the first time at the traditional Announcement Tea held at the Buell Mansion…

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver

THE NEXT TIME you’re grabbing a bite at McDonald’s, go ahead and say “yes” when the order-taker asks if you’d like fries with your burger—and not just because McDonald’s French fries are delicious. For every pound of French fries that the…

Music, Drama, Opera: New Season Offerings

MORE THAN 400 YEARS after Jacopo Peri composed “Dafne,” believed to be the world’s first true opera, the art form commonly described as “drama set to music” continues to delight audiences worldwide—including right here in Colorado. For 90 years, Central…

2021 Holiday Nonprofit Giving

We love to shop to find the just-right gift and wrap it with holiday cheer and ribbon. Now is also the perfect time to share our bounty and give to organizations helping those in need, especially with the opportunity of Colorado Gives Day…

Colorado Ballet: Ready to Dance

THERE’S SOMETHING MAGICAL about ballet: The soaring music. The opulent sets and costumes. The sheer athleticism that is key to the grace with which the dancers move. For 60 years—but especially since the 2006-07 season, when Gil Boggs was named artistic…

5 Businesses for Our Pampered Pooches

For everyone who considers their pet a part of the family and believes nothing is too good for Fido or Tigger, this story is for you. Armed with tips from happy customers, we’ve assembled a guide to some of the metro area’s best pet-pampering providers.…

A Precious Child Supporting Young Lives

In March 2020, on what was literally the eve of Colorado’s COVID-19 lockdowns, a worried grandmother came to A Precious Child in a panic. In 2015, she had been awarded custody of three of her grandchildren, and now four more were being entrusted to…

Volunteers of America Colorado

The pandemic put a tremendous strain on nonprofit organizations, and Volunteers of America Colorado was no exception. Yet thanks to a dedicated staff and 18,037 volunteers, VOA has been able to continue—albeit with some tweaks— the services upon which so many…