We’re Breaking Out the Brushes for Paint-A-Thon’s 39th Season

DENVER — Brothers Redevelopment is coloring your world a shade brighter. This season we’re looking for more than 2,300 volunteers to help us paint homes in 19 cities across the Front Range. From March to September, whole communities will come together to spruce up the houses of low-income or disabled elderly people in six Denver […]

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‘Tis the Season to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

The holidays are a special time full of family, food, traditions and, unfortunately, waste. Lots of waste!  The U.S. E.P.A. estimates that American households generate 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That’s more one million tons of extra waste! Help make waste reduction part of your family’s holiday traditions by reducing, reusing and recycling.  Here are a few ideas of simple things to get you started: 


  • Buy Experiences, Not Things. After all, experiences are more memorable and can be shared by many!
  • Try to Ignore the Urge to Buy New. “New” is so last year. In many cases, a hand-me-down gift can be more meaningful than something new. If you haven’t used something in years, maybe someone else you know would appreciate it even more.


  • Wrap Creatively. Old maps, newspapers and posters can make great wrapping paper. Shoe boxes and old boxes from the office can also reduce the need to purchase new packaging material. 
  • Use Reusable Bags. Remember to bring reusable shopping bags as you shop for groceries and gifts this season. Or, consider using a reusable bag as a gift bag rather than a paper bag that will just get tossed after a gift is opened.


  • Remember the Recycling Basics. Most holiday food packaging such empty bottles, cans, cartons, and tubs are recyclable in Denver’s purple carts. Get to know Denver Recycles’ guidelines and plan to buy products with recyclable packaging.
  • Buy Recycled! Purchasing items made from recycled content helps to “close the loop” and fuel the recycling economy. Look for labels on greeting cards and other products that are clearly labeled as containing “post-consumer” recycled content.

For additional waste reduction ideas and information related to Denver’s recycling guidelines and programs, visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles or call 311 (720-913-1311).

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Denver Music Scene On The Summer Season

The summer in the city and county of Denver includes free musical entertainment for both residents and visitors alike. These free summer concerts starts off with the Five Points Jazz Festival. This yearly music event takes place every May of the years at Welton Street. The historical neighborhood of Five Points has been very important to the African-American community in Denver. The festivity draws the limelight towards some of the best jazz artists and bands in Denver. They will be performing their best pieces to celebrate their musical heritage and culture.

The main stage of the festival will also highlight a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Other activities feature anecdotes on jazz music and traditions, as well as art exhibitions, bazaars, and other sights and sounds.

Memorial Day will have a highlight on music through the Denver Day of Rock that is held on May. People in Denver will be rocking all day long with more than twenty bands shake the four stages of this free rock music festival. Everyone can listen to some of the most popular bands in Denver and even discover budding groups. Denver Day of Rock also promotes awareness of children-centered community groups.

From June to August, Sunday nights are lit up by the lights of the al fresco jazz club at City Park Bandstand and Pavilion. The Denver summer concert club will feature Latin music of the Manuel Lopez Trio, the soulful melodies of blues and jazz by Hazel Miller, and the songs of Tuxedo Junction.

Fridays during summer also brings free lunchtime Denver summer concert at the Skyline Park which is just a walk away from the 16th Street Mall. You could set up a lawn blanket and have a lunchtime picnic while listening to the tunes of Bonnie and the Clydes, Coles Whalen, The Epilogues, etc. These lunchtime concerts are held in July and August.

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra also puts on a free classical Denver summer concert. This highlights the celebration of Independence Eve on the third of July at the Civic Center. The orchestra will play some of the favorite patriotic songs in the United States, to be accompanied by a dazzling fireworks display.

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