Author: Tonja Randolph

2019 KIA Sorento SXL AWD Crossover Perfect for NOCO Roads

KIA manufactures crossovers and SUVs in four sizes. The largest, the Sorento, is a mid-size crossover in its 14th year of production and   third-generation configuration that has been freshened for 2019. I test drove a 2019 Sorento recently, an SXL (Limited) model painted titanium silver metallic. The SXL represents the top of the line Sorento, with a generous list of standard equipment items included in its base price of $46,490. Like most of the Hyundai and KIA lineup (Hyundai owns KIA), the Sorento is good looking. It is a sister-in-law of the Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2019 model...

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited Sedan

The 2019 Toyota Avalon, currently available in hybrid and non-hybrid configurations, is now in its fifth generation iteration. DriveShop, the Toyota press fleet handler, recently loaned me one painted opulent amber (dark brown) metallic with premium Cognac (gold) leather seating. Manufactured in Georgetown, KY, the Avalon model is a full-size, front-wheel drive sedan that has been in production since September 1994 and represents Toyota’s largest offering in that class. At my age and with my taste (the Beatles hit U. S. shores while I was in high school), the Avalon represented a nice car to head out to the...

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New Faces, New Spaces

Spring has arrived, bringing exciting changes to NOCO Style with new staff and new workspaces. I’d like to introduce you all to our new editorial team. Editor Beth Morin Holland and consulting editor Larry Borowsky offer a combined 50 years of experience in Colorado media. They’re charged with bringing new voices and new stories into NOCO Style’s pages. We pride ourselves on original, NOCO-specific content that reflects values, voices and people that are essential to NOCO’s identity.

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Fitness Festival Night with SoundOff

Festival Night with SoundOff is high energy and revolutionary with two workouts that compliment one another, and a festival wide dance party between that allows you to BREAK FREE and fully immerse yourself in the JOY of fitness! March 1st, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm @CSU – Lory Student Center ‘Grand Ballroom’ 1101 Center Avenue Mall Fort Collins, CO...

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Downsizing Doesn’t  Mean Downgrading

Much of this issue is about aging in place – a predicament I am experiencing this very moment. Our kids are grown and out of the house, a house that is way too big for just the two of us. We also have 2½ acres that require attention, and our house is getting to that point where the littlest fixes turn into complete overhauls. We both still work full-time, and there just doesn’t seem to be any time for maintenance and upkeep.

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