Author: Ashley Randolph

2020 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Crafting With Dad Don’t mask your love of delicious craft beer. We are here for you. Stop by and grab what your dad really wants. #GoatTOGO. Gilded Goat Brewing Company, 3500 S. College Ave. #194, Fort Collins, 970.825.7192; gildedgoatbrewing.com   Feed Him Well For Father’s Day, we recommend giving the Daddy of all gifts—a gift card from Bad Daddy’s. You can’t go wrong. Johnstown and Fort Collins locations. baddaddysburgerbar.com   A Smooth Gift for Dad Why not surprise him with a Whiskey handcrafted right here in NOCO? Ultra-premium, small-batch, single cask Whiskeys. Photo featuring our Bourbon II Whiskey. Please...

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Snowmass This Summer

by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer As popular as Snowmass is in the winter, it’s a uniquely Colorado place to visit in the summer. First, the scenery is spectacular. From the top of the gondola, above Elk Camp, one can see the Maroon Bells, an iconic Colorado vista, as well as a postcard-perfect panorama of mountainscapes. Snowmass Base Village is the first area one reaches as they climb out of Snow-mass, an unincorporated community in Pitkin County. On the mountain above the community is Snowmass Ski Area and Town of Snowmass Village. Just 15 minutes from Aspen, the Aspen Skiing Company owns...

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Pretty Pots

Container Gardens with Pizazz by Dawn Duncan There is something satisfying about getting your hands a little dirty, especially when the result of such activities is a beautiful, colorful creation all your own. Though it is easy to purchase already-assembled containers, why not try the satisfaction of designing your own? We are here to walk you through it. Andrea Vanderbilt, owner of Teach Me to Grow, specializes in teaching gardening to homeowners, business teams, schools and organizations through an approachable, hands-on style. She is also an expert garden designer who installs and maintains gardens throughout Northern Colorado. Here, Vanderbilt...

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Cultivating Compassion with Rescued Friends Animal Sanctuary

by Dawn Duncan One writer connects with a local nonprofit’s love of animals. In 2016, nonprofit organization Rescued Friends Animal Sanctuary launched in Fort Collins. Rescued Friends, founded by Von Bortz and Amy Smith, was born out of a passion to promote a plant-based, vegan lifestyle that would demonstrate compassion towards animals by offering a comfortable, safe haven for those who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are displaced. The mission of the organization is rooted in education first and foremost; the interactions with animal residents providing a powerful learning tool to understand our deep connection to the animal...

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Fun Summer Cooking For Kids

by Chelsea Plummer With a long spring (mostly) behind us and what feels like an even longer summer ahead of us, I’ve had a lot of friends who are parents talk about how they are at a loss for how to keep their kids entertained over the summer months. With so many of the usual activities andsummer camps either limited or restricted, what is a parent to do? How do we keep the kiddos in our lives entertained, their creative juices flowing and their imaginations thriving? I went back to my childhood in search of an answer. Immediately, I...

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Searching for Summer Music

by Dan England What happens to live music during a pandemic? The decision didn’t take much thought, to the point where someone else probably would have made it for her had she decided to continue the summer concerts that helped revitalize downtown Greeley into a hip, thriving place to spend a night on the town. Still, it hurt, given the time she invested and the enjoyment she got in putting together a lineup. “That’s my baby,” says Hamling, the director of experience (she prefers to call it fun) for the Downtown Development Association. Even so, Hamling respects the reason...

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The Anxiety Pandemic

by Dan England Those first few days after she found herself trapped in the time of coronavirus, Micaela Sanchez had trouble breathing. She would walk up the stairs andgasp for air, and that scared her. She went to the doctor, and as it turns out, she was not sick, even if she shared the same telling symptom, that shortness of breath that those infected with the virus say haunted them. She was suffering from anxiety The diagnosis made sense to her. She works as the director of marketing and public relations with North Range Behavioral Health in Greeley, and...

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Trending Now- Freshen Up Your Design

by Angie Grenz Never before have our castles served quite the purpose they have in the last two months: a refuge, an office, and, occasionally, a prison. Many of us have been looking at the walls of our homes (and all the spaces in between), thinking, “I could make that better.” Whether it is the realization that your walls could use a fresh coat of paint or your living room needs an update, it is the rare person who is looking around, completely satisfied with all they survey. So, for those of us thinking it is time to refresh,...

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Restaurant Relaunch

One of the hardest-hit industries during the pandemic has unquestionably been restaurants. Their livelihood has long depended on their relationship with their customers, with atmosphere being just as important as the quality of the appetizer. As restaurant owners look at reopening, Jeff Noffsinger, owner of Origins in Loveland and Locality in Fort Collins, shares with us the heartaches and triumphs since COVID-19, and what he feels the future of dining out might look like. Q: Tell us about yourself and your restaurants. A. I am a Hoosier native. I often joke that I was raised on meat, potatoes and...

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Card My Yard Greeley

Now is the time to get creative with the important moments in our lives and our June NOCO Fave does just that. The folks at Greeley’s Card My Yard have an ingenious way to celebrate life’s great moments despite social distancing restrictions. Their large custom signs make a statement when a true celebration with friends and family is not possible. Visit CardMyYard.com for more details. Send your NOCO Faves (with a picture, please, and where we can find your Fave) to Letters@NOCOStyle.com, and we will share them with our readers. Also, tag us on your social media,...

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