Author: Jordan Secher

Kickstarter for Local Band “The Annie Oakley”

The Annie Oakley is a local band of identical twin sisters, Jo and Sophia Babb who frequently bring their wise, emotive lyrics, and immaculate, perfectly-matched vocal harmonies to Northern Colorado. They write about themes of new growth and the natural beauty around them, their music has received warm reception across the UK, Europe, and the US. The Annie Oakley is inviting the community to help them raise $15,465 for their next album, “Second Day of Spring”. This year was not the year we were expecting…all of their shows were cancelled, and everything they had planned for their music changed...

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Bohemian Foundation Seeks Muse Grant Applicants

Bohemian Foundation announced that applications are being accepted for the fall 2020 Muse grant round. Muse is a responsive, competitive grant program offered by Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs. Muse provides support to organizations that have popular contemporary music as their primary focus, or that have a program that centers on popular contemporary music. Through Muse, Bohemian Foundation makes awards of up to $20,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Larimer and Weld Counties. Applications are accepted twice per year. Funding requests must align primarily with one of Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs goals: to provide youth with encouragement and opportunities...

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Support Local Businesses

Medical Spa Honors Athena Salon, Spa & Wellness Gift Certificates. Buy small and support local businesses. Harmony Skin and Wellness Clinic, Northern Colorado’s premier aesthetic clinic for over 22 years, has recently announced it is officially honoring any Spa Athena gift certificates purchased from January 2020 to September 2020 and up to the value of $200. Spa Athena has recently closed their doors and, as a way to support the local community Harmony Skin & Wellness Clinic is happy to honor and provide services to any client that has been affected by this circumstance. All remaining gift certificates can...

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Pianist Shai Wosner Featured in Virtual Virtuosos

Off the Hook Arts features renowned pianist Shai Wosner in the October 20th installment of Virtual Virtuosos, their series of on-line conversations with prominent musicians, conducted by Bruce Adolphe.  The program will take place at 7:00-8:00p.m.; the $20 tickets are available now at offthehookarts.org. Ticket holders will be sent a Zoom link to join in the interactive conversation. Shai Wosner, who delighted local audiences in February during Off the Hook Arts’ WinterFest, is the recipient of the Lincoln Center Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He has been described as a...

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Trees, Water & People and Armando Silva Unveil Colores De La Comunidad

Murals have long served as a tool for expression and social engagement; they represent an aesthetic element that integrates diverse cultural components into our physical environment. Trees, Water & People (TWP) teamed up with artist Armando Silva to bring climate migration stories, indigenous ancestry, and resilience to life through a vibrant, larger-than-life mural in downtown Fort Collins. Spanning more than 40 feet, the Colores de la Comunidad is a dynamic, thought-provoking mural filled with symbolism. The mural was designed based on conversations and interviews with Poudre School District students and teachers, local Native American friends of TWP, and TWP...

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Loveland Pulse Capitalizes on Power Project to Bring Fiber and High-Speed Internet to Big Thompson Elementary

New service allows the school to say goodbye to slow connection and hello to Gigabit speeds Loveland Pulse, the City’s communications utility providing high-speed internet and voice services, has installed its 100% fiber-optic network with gigabit internet speeds to Big Thompson Elementary School (BTES) which had poor network connectivity. Pulse was able to capitalize on a Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) project and the power division’s recent electric line upgrades to install its network up to the school. “Our partnership with the Thompson School District made us aware of the severe need at BTES. When our team realized that...

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The Greeley Arts Legacy

The oldest continuously operating music organization in Greeley, the longest continuously operating community theatre in the City, and an iconic local visual artist are the three choices of The Board of Directors of the Greeley Arts Legacy for its Class of 2020.  Following its inaugural 2019 Class of six honorees, The Board selected this year’s inductees from a pool of more than 25 individuals and organizations which had been nominated over the past two years by Greeley citizens. The mission of the Greeley Arts Legacy, established in 2017, is to recognize, acknowledge, and preserve the awareness and history of...

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Annual Make a Difference Day is October 24 in Larimer County

NoCoVolunteers.org to host Make a Difference Day volunteer opportunities United Way of Larimer County will celebrate its 22nd annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 24. The public is invited to participate in this community-wide day of service, which is recognized each year during the fourth week of October. The 2020 festivities will kick off with a weeklong celebration of volunteerism in Larimer County beginning October 19. Individuals interested in participating in Make a Difference Day can do so by making a free account on NoCoVolunteers.org, United Way of Larimer County’s online volunteer resource center. The site contains hundreds...

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2020 Alice in Quarantine

In Contemporary Dance Academy’s first-ever livestream event, they took center stage at the Lincoln Center in “Alice In Quarantine.” This classic story follows Alice as she ventures down the Rabbit Hole, through the Sea and Forest, and of course, meeting the Queen of Hearts. Photos courtesy of LEXI E...

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Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Launches 10th Annual Fundraising and Membership Campaign

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of its 10th annual Moving Fort Collins Forward! Campaign. From now through November 19, more than 40 volunteers on 11 teams, with Chamber staff liaisons, are tasked with raising funds and new memberships for the Chamber. To reach their goal, volunteers will be raising funds through memberships, event sponsorships, advertising, initiatives and budget reduction trades. Started in 2011, this annual campaign was designed to strengthen financial resources to continue to broaden the value and effectiveness of the Chamber membership, advocacy, services and programs. “As a not...

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