Author: Jordan Secher

Fort Collins Symphony’s “Winds of Change” Concerts

Fort Collins Symphony’s “Winds of Change” Concert Features the Music of a Rebel and a Maverick The Fort Collins Symphony (FCS), under the baton of Maestro Wes Kenney, safely kicks off its Season 71 The Sounds of Change Signature Concert Series with The Winds of Change live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 and at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.  Tickets for viewing the concert virtually from your own home are also available. The Fort Collins Symphony has found a variety of options to help music thrive.  In...

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Express Flu Clinics Available at The Youth Clinic 

The Youth Clinic’s annual  Express Flu Clinics have begun for 2020. The clinics are for assistance in the prevention of the influenza virus (flu) through the 2020 annual vaccine and additional professional informational resources made available to patients upon visits. Available on select dates this Fall from Aug. 20 – Oct. 2, all Express Flu Clinics will be administered at the 1200 E. Elizabeth Street office location by appointment only. Clinics will be held after hours weekdays starting at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 8:00 am on the following dates: Saturday, 9/12 Wednesday, 9/16 Saturday, 9/19 Wednesday, 9/23 Saturday,...

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Hearts & Horses Bets Big on Virtual Event with Rascal Flats, Virtual Poker and Auctions

For 20 years, the Hearts & Horses Lucky Hearts Gala has given attendees the opportunity to roll the dice, double down and place bets during the popular casino-themed fundraising event. Now, this year, the nonprofit is gambling on a new virtual format on Saturday, Oct. 10 and it’s paying off. The nonprofit just announced the appearance of Rascal Flatts as their musical entertainment during the event and is now betting on the support and generosity of their long-time supporters, Colorado community and equine family to tune in, donate and support their organization. While other nonprofits have postponed and rescheduled...

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Vortic Watch Company Wins Landmark Lawsuit Against Swatch Group Brand, Hamilton

U.S. Federal Judge’s ruling sets precedent for the entire upcycling industry. Fort Collins, CO (September 14, 2020)  Vortic Watch Company announces victory in a trademark case filed against the company by Hamilton Watch International, a Swatch Group brand. In a decision made by the U.S. Federal Court on September 11, 2020, the judge ruled in favor of Vortic on all counts. After a five-year battle, Federal Judge Alison Nathan determined Vortic has the right to salvage and restore antique pocket watches and turn them into wristwatches, including those that bear the Hamilton trademark. “I always knew what we did...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County Open Remote Learning Centers

Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County has opened 12 Remote Learning Centers in Loveland, Fort Collins, Wellington and Estes Park to ensure that youth have a safe, fun, supportive environment to be in while schools are in virtual settings. These Remote Learning Centers provide full-day, in-person, programming to assist students with virtual learning, as well as provide youth with a space that they can safely be with friends and supportive staff once school hours are over. Many of these sites have been operating since mid-August and currently more than 500 students are enrolled at these Centers. All Boys...

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Emerging Northern Colorado Musicians Called to Apply

A new music showcase and competition, Sonic Spotlight, is now accepting applications from Northern Colorado musicians ages 22-and-under. The program supports the regional all ages music community and provides semifinalists and finalists with professional development and mentorship from industry professionals. Sonic Spotlight invites musicians that play any genre of original music to apply. Selected artists and bands will have opportunities to work with industry experts, connect with creative peers, receive radio airplay, create professional music videos, win prizes and level up their music. The application is free and available along with complete program information at sonicspotlight.org through the Sept....

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May Announces Retirement from Fort Collins Area Chamber

David May, President & CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced his retirement at the end of 2020. May’s retirement will conclude a 40-year career of working for chambers of commerce at the local and national levels. May was hired by the Fort Collins Area Chamber in April 2003 after the Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search. “The 17 ½ years in Northern Colorado have been the highlight of my career,” said May. “The region is vibrant and livable. I’m proud of our business community for its support and leadership in helping make this...

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Recreating the Past: The Archaeology of Beer

Listen to the ‘Beer Archaeologist,’ Travis Rupp teach about the ancient history of brewing and its origins! Re-Creating the Past: The Archaeology of Beer” was presented in a virtual program on Thursday, Sept. 3, hosted by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Travis Rupp, known as the Beer Archaeologist, will survey the beginnings of beer in the ancient Near East through its development and stylization throughout Europe. Rupp is the Innovation & Wood Cellar Manager at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder....

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Community Altar and Expert Lectures Enrich Museum’s Día de Los Muertos

The second annual Día de Los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead exhibit at the Global Village Museum will look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19, the Museum is organizing a collective altar of remembrances with contributions from the community. The exhibition opens Oct. 2 and will run through Nov. 6. “We are introducing a shared altar with photographs of loved ones submitted by the Northern Colorado community,” said Gayle Warner, the Museum’s Executive Director. “To ensure the safety and comfort of our visitors, individual altars will be unified into a cooperative ofrenda. We are assembling a...

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Gaylord Rockies Presents Goblins and Giggles

Goblins & Giggles offers a wide array of family-friendly activations from spooky animal encounters and a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt to wicked pool fun and a meet and greet with Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Most of the activations take place Thursday through Sunday. In celebration of Goblins & Giggles, the resort is offering a special package starting at $189. The package includes a one-night stay, two Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt booklets and two s’mores kits.   Weekend events and activities include: Spooky Animal Encounters presented by HawkQuest provides guests with the opportunity to get up close to live, non-releasable raptors and learn...

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