Author Archives: Diane Schwemm

  • A summer morning hike on Hogback Ridge

    Hogback Ridge (a City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks trail) is a perfect summer morning or late-day hike close to town in north Boulder. | It’s sunny and breezy, so you’ll want to avoid the heat of the day (and beware of afternoon thunderstorms). We saw hawks circling overhead and many early summer wildflowers in the grasses (blanket

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  • Watson University: next generation talent tackles the...

    On a recent Monday morning a stone’s throw from the C.U. Boulder campus, a very different kind of college education is happening in the Spark basement co-working space on Uni Hill. | Watson University’s eleven spring semester scholars arrive for a class on creativity and innovation. After some lively discussion and brainstorming, the group – including me as an active

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  • “Voices and Viols” with Seicento Baroque...

    When bringing the pleasures of rarely-heard Baroque choral music to an audience, Evanne Browne – Artistic Director of the Seicento Baroque Ensemble – likes to think outside the box. | Seicento’s “Celestial Music” concert last November was preceded by slideshow presentations from an astronomer and an art historian, and the selections by Henry Purcell interwoven with live narration by Colorado Public

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  • “In The Buff” a capella 20th birthday concert

    February 22, 7 p.m. (doors open 6:15), Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center, Euclid & Broadway | I hope you don’t already have plans for Saturday night. Good, because we’re going to the Glenn Miller Ballroom to rock out at In The Buff’s 20th birthday party! Twenty is young in people years, but it’s venerable in the world of all-male

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  • Valmont Dog Park

    Let the dog party begin | My companion Dill is really itching for a workout - you know that feeling. She doesn’t want to just hop on a treadmill, though - she wants to socialize, too. So, on a beautiful winter morning, we head to one of the City of Boulder’s awesome parks. She quickly makes new friends: Murphy, May,

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  • The Heartfelt Cafe

    Coming in from the cold to a home-cooked meal | On the third Sunday of every month, something besides huge pots of pasta sauce, chili or soup is bubbling in the big basement kitchen of First United Methodist Church of Boulder. Laughter, camaraderie, and appreciation are at a steady simmer, too. The Heartfelt Cafe happens one Sunday a month at

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  • Eldora Mountain Resort

    Where the locals ski | This ski season, when I finally got around to buckling on my downhill boots for the first time (the day after Christmas), I headed with my kids to Eldora, our local ski area. We’ve experienced other, bigger resorts over the years, but we like Eldora better. No contest. A lot of Boulderites do, and here’s

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