5 Star Gluten Free opening a bakery in Golden

Have a hankering for a hot cinnamon roll or a flavorful egg and veggie sandwich or healthy smoothie? How about a fresh loaf of bread or some waffles to take home for the weekend? Did you say you’re going to a dinner party and need to take a pie?  Read more…

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Largest cobblestone building west of the Mississippi: Golden’s Armory Building

By Fran Loft

In early 1912 the U.S. Army and the Colorado National Guard – Company A – the Engineer Corps decided to build an Armory building in Golden. By spring James Gow, a Golden native, was preparing the blueprints. Initial plans were for the building to be made of brick. By fall the site at 1301 Arapahoe Street had been selected…  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Update

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Golden nets big league victory over Wheat Ridge

By Daniel Williams

Golden kept its league championship hopes alive with a 4-0 victory over Wheat Ridge Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex.

In the process the Demons dashed any hopes that the Farmers still had about a 4A Jeffco league title.

It was sheer domination for Golden, who scored two goals on the first half and two more in the second half…  Read more…

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Alameda an offensive monster – Highlights: Golden, Wheat Ridge win again; Pomona pounds Bear Creek

By Daniel Williams

After starting their season 0-3 the Demons have won three straight games — all in blowout fashion.

After a 7-7 halftime score Golden came out on fire in the second half scoring 13 third quarter points and 12 more in the fourth quarter…  Read more…


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Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer Kayaks the Rapids of the Grand Canyon

By Jayme Moye

On September 27, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer completed his toughest challenge since his 2001 summit of Mount Everest: kayaking the highly technical whitewater of the Grand Canyon. In case that doesn’t register, that’s a blind man in a single kayak — not a tandem — negotiating some of the most difficult rapids in America…  Read more…

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Colorado Mines coach Bob Stitt builds wins in present, stadium later

GOLDEN — Bob Stitt was standing at the far edge of the football practice field on the Colorado School of Mines campus, hands in his sweat-shirt pocket, staring at a heap of metal.

On a recent cool, gray afternoon, the 50-year-old coach of the Orediggers was gazing at the construction site down a steep slope 200 yards away, where tons of steel and concrete are quickly forming what he said will soon become the finest NCAA Division II football facility in the country.

“We’ve been talking about it for over a decade and have been planning it for a long time,” Stitt said of the $21 million stadium set to open its gates July 15, 2015. “We’re excited to see it finally come to fruition.”  Read more…

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Jeffco jail escapee Travis Sandlin still at large

By Jesse Paul

Authorities say an inmate who  escaped from the Jefferson County jail on Sunday night is still at-large after a roughly two-day search.

Travis Sandlin, 32, the first person ever to escape from the county jail, is considered dangerous. Law enforcement said Monday they believe Sandlin might be connected with two vehicles that were reported stolen since his escape, one of which was found off Interstate 70 in the high country…  Read more…

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Scott Strong—Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for AMS (Applied Math and Statistics)

By Katrina San Nicolas

Scott Strong is not your typical college mathematics professor. He bounds into class with more energy than all 30 students combined, uses the room as a coordinate system to model quadric surfaces, and always manages to evoke many more questions than calculus can possibly answer. Professor Strong is the epitome of an engaging lecturer, challenging each and every student who steps into his room to consider the real world application of a subject often considered too abstract.

While many CSM professors can say that they have been teaching here for a long time, Scott Strong can additionally say that he has a student perspective on this university…  Read more…

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GABF 2014 Colorado medal count: The kids are all right

By Eric Gorski

The depth and breadth of Colorado’s brewing scene was on display Saturday at the Great American Beer Festival awards, with medals going to the state’s largest and most legendary brewer, independent craft brewing trailblazers and, perhaps most notably, an impressive number of small breweries making their festival debuts…  Read more…

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Twin Cities Marathon: Tyler Pennel wins in his first-ever marathon

By Andy Greder

With about five miles left in the 33rd Twin Cities Marathon, Tyler Pennel was in the lead and could see his parents setting a pace ahead of him.

Chris and Terry Pennel, of Golden, Colo., were in the prime viewing spot in the media vehicle and looking back at their son. They saw a 26-year-old man who had what it took to win his debut marathon…  Read more…

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Escaped Jeffco inmate a sex offender, could be in stolen car

By Jesse Paul

GOLDEN — Authorities in Jefferson County continue to search for a registered sex offender inmate who escaped from the jail’s maximum security pod late Sunday.

“He had about a 30-minute head start on us,” Jacki Kelley, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said during a Monday morning news conference.

Deputies are searching for Travis Sandlin, 32, who is  the first person ever to escape from the Jefferson County Detention Facility. He is considered dangerous…  Read more…

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Inmate becomes first to escape jail outside Denver

Officers were searching for an inmate who escaped Sunday night from the Jefferson County Detention Facility in Golden, Colo., just outside Denver, authorities said.

Travis Sandlin, 32, broke out of the jail’s maximum security pod, Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, told The Denver Post…  Read more…

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Risks and Rewards of Fracking – an Educational Forum

Paul Belanger, Ph.D. geologist and paleoclimatologist, will open with an overall statement of the risks and rewards of fracking. Representatives from the Sierra Club and the industry will give pro and con arguments followed by discussion moderated by Paul. Written questions may be submitted to the panelists by the audience…  Read more…

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By Erik Gruenwald

It’s time for the Knock Your Boots Off!  Chili Cook-off and Beer Tasting!  And this one is happening in Historic Golden, Colorado on October 20th from 12 – 5 p.m. on Arapahoe Street between 12th and 13th Streets.

This fifth annual event is sponsored by Coors Distributing Company and the Golden Chamber of Commerce…  Read more…

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19 Worthy, Weird, and Wild Moments from the Great American Beer Festival

4. Music on the Mountain. John Driskell Hopkins (of the Zach Brown Band) played on the mountain top in Golden, Colorado on Tuesday night for a pre-GABF celebration thrown by New Holland Brewery and Carhartt…  Read more…

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Miners Alley Playhouse announces its 2015 season

By Deb Flomberg

The arrival of October also signifies the approaching end of the 2014 theater season in Denver. Of course, that means the announcements of the 2015 seasons have been pouring in from theater companies all over the state. Another theater company has released its season for next year, with a lot of fascinating, fun and classic shows to look forward to. There are musicals, plays, dramas and comedies all coming to one of the most beautiful little theaters in the state of Colorado…  Read more…

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Wheat Ridge beats Green Mountain – Soccer highlights: Golden records 16 shots on goal but still falls at Littleton

By Daniel Williams

Golden had its four game winning streak snapped by Littleton after a 3-0 loss Saturday at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

The Demons were shocked by a Lions in a match that could shape the way the league championship plays out. But it wasn’t for lack of effort…  Read more…

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Pomona pounds A-West – Golden red hot after second straight shutout victory

By Daniel Williams

Golden gets second huge win of season

All of the sudden Golden football is red hot after beating Lincoln 40-0 Friday at All-City Field.

After three straight losses to open their season the Demons have now won back-to-back games outscoring their opponents 77-0 in the process…  Read more…

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Falling for the symphony

By John Akal

Now that fall has officially arrived we can start looking forward to a little cooler weather and our activities begin to move from outdoors to indoors. The summer festival season was terrific this year but now it’s time to check out some other seasonal activities.

Sunday, Oct. 19 marks the beginning of the 62nd season for the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. I like to highlight this group’s events because they truly are one of Golden’s treasures but you may not know much about the history of this organization…  Read more…

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A titan of titles at the Jeffco Library Foundation & Friends; fall Whale of a Used Book Sale, Oct. 24-26

The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will hold their annual Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Oct. 24-26 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden). Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Admission to the sale is free.

The Friends Preview Sale will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, and is open to Friends members only. To join, download an application at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or join at the door that night…  Read more…

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Golden principal: “There will NOT be a walk out” in Jeffco protest

By Jesse Paul

At Golden High School, there will be no student walk-out on Thursday.

That’s what the school’s principal, Brian Conroy, hopes at least after meeting with pupils in a discussion about the  Jefferson County Board of Education and controversy boiling around it.

“At this point, walking out of school is counter-productive,” Conroy said in a letter to parents and students on Wednesday. “The message many of our student leaders is trying to convey are becoming muted by the negative attention that the walk-outs are producing.”  Read more…

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“Dylan Went Electric” review: Musician going nowhere gets left behind

By Claire Martin

GOLDEN —  “Dylan Went Electric,” a world premiere by Colorado playwright Josh Hartwell, captures a moment in 1969 when the cadence of the  Folk Song Army started faltering.

The production at  Miners Alley Playhouse takes place entirely in a run-down Greenwich Village bar, a hangout for barflies, dropouts and wannabes with even less wanna than be… Read more…

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Golden History Center highlights Coors’ signs, ads in exhibit

By Josie Klemaier.

GOLDEN — For some, a beer sign is little more than an essential item for a man cave. In Golden, it represents the city’s history.

“Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors” opens Oct. 11 at the Golden History Center and showcases more than four dozen items that advertise Coors beer — and by default, part of the Golden community.

“Every time I learn more about the company, I meet retirees and hear their stories,” said  Mark Dodge, curator for Golden History Museums. Coors brewery “is a fascinating component of Golden’s history.”  Read more…

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Radical Reels coming to Golden Oct. 9-11

The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming Oct. 9-11 to Golden, Colo.

There is no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding or paddling than by attending the 2014 edition of the Radical Reels Tour! We’re talking jaw-dropping bike jumps, nail-biting kayak drops and mind-blowing powder…  Read more…

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Jefferson Symphony season opening concert

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will present its season opening concert on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. The opener will featuring guest artist Marcia Ragonetti, mezzo soprano, singing Songs of a Wayfarer and Gershwin selections, as well as the popular William Tell Overture, Die Toteninsel and The Incredible Flutist: Suite…  Read more…

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Historically inspired arts and crafts classes offered at Clear Creek History Park

GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 1, 2014– Golden History Museums is offering a series of new Heritage Arts & Crafts classes starting at 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 that teach practical historic skills and crafts to make tasty meals and practice sustainable living.

Historian and instructor Priscilla Marshall explains, “My classes are never about listening to a lecture. They’re designed so that participants can use their own creativity and imagination as they apply first-hand the information they hear in class.” Marshall has over 20 years’ experience in the field…  Read more…

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Raising Capital for your Startup: a How To

This month’s Jeffco Innovators’ Workship features John R. “Grizz” Deal discussing “Raising Capital – the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.”  Read more…

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City of Golden Weekly Update

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The beautiful and the rare Action Center hosts bi-annual sale

By Clarke Reader.

The Action Center is giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping early with its bi-annual Beautiful Junk Sale.

The event will be at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, and 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. On Oct. 17 there will be an early bird opening at 7 a.m. that costs $20…  Read more…

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Jeffco 4-H invites youth to open house Oct. 13

By Lisa Sholten.

The Jefferson County 4-H Youth Development Program invites all Jeffco youth ages 5-18 to attend the annual 4-H Open House on Monday, October 13, 2014.  The Open House will be held in the Event Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 15200 W. 6th Avenue, Golden.

Members and leaders of 4-H will be sharing what they have worked on throughout the year at the 4-H Open House…  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Church trashed

Church trashed. Golden police went to First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden, on Sept. 8 where the reporting party showed officers where trash had been strewn on the front lawn and trash cans had been “relocated.”  Read more…

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Golden Crime Blotter: Possible beer brand scam

Rooting roommates. Golden police went to the areaof La Veta Pass Avenue on Sept. 3, where the resident reported items missing from he believed were taken by former roommates he evicted…  Read more…

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Boots on the Boulevard

What is this all about? Our community is concerned about what is going on in our school district. Our new board majority is not listening to us. We are asking for your support! If you live or work in Jeffco, have a child who attends a Jeffco school or care about public education, please stand with us!   Read more…

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President’s Distinguished Lecture: CoorsTek’s $27 million gift to Mines

By Magnus Chun.

CoorsTek CEO, Dr. John Coors recently announced a major commitment. CoorsTek will provide $26.9 million in funding to the Applied Science and Engineering department at Colorado School of Mines. CoorsTek, headquartered in Golden, is a privately owned manufacturer of ceramics, semiconductor tooling, and other industrial products.

Dr. John Coors announced that “Our investment in Mines is not only an investment in the future of our company and a great university – it’s an investment in solving global challenges in energy, transportation, information technology.”  Read more…

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Teachers shut down 2 suburban Denver high schools

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of suburban Denver high school students missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history class and changes to their pay.

Classes were canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools after 81 percent and 70 percent of teachers called in sick respectively. Some students who had the day off hit the street to protest against a proposal from the board’s new conservative majority to review the history course to make sure it promotes patriotism and doesn’t condone social disorder…  Read more…

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Breaking: Jeffco ‘sick out’ teachers warned

By Glenn Wallace.

For the second time in three weeks, schools in Jefferson County were closed due to a sick-out protest by teachers.

In response, District Superintendent Dan McMinimee said the district will use the established disciplinary procedures written into the teacher’s collective bargaining agreement for absent teachers. He said that step one would be docking the protesting teachers’ pay…  Read more…

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Students oppose history course review

By Crystal Anderson.

With several days worth of chants and placard waving, Jeffco high school students expressed opposition to oversight of the district’s AP U.S. History course.

Students across Jeffco walked out of class to protest a resolution to review the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) curriculum for five days in a row. Students from 14 of the district’s 17 high schools took to sidewalks along major intersections waving posters in support of the AP U.S. History curriculum and charactered attempts to review it as censorship…  Read more…

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Jeffco schools superintendent threatens to discipline absent teachers

By Jesse Paul.

GOLDEN —Jefferson County’s school superintendent threatened to bring disciplinary action against dozens of teachers who called in sick or used a personal day as part of an ongoing protest that closed two high schools Monday.

“Some of our highest need students didn’t get lunch today because they weren’t in school,” Superintendent Dan McMinimee said.

Golden and Jefferson high schools closed Monday because of the high number of teacher absences that occurred even after principals had urged the teachers not to miss school, McMinimee said…  Read more…

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Golden, Jefferson high schools closed due to teacher absences

By Jesse Paul.

Golden and Jefferson high schools are closed Monday after an overwhelming number of teachers called in absent, continuing unrest in the Jefferson County School District for the third straight week.

Lynn Setzer, a spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools, confirmed the closures early Monday, saying most teachers called in sick after 8 p.m. Sunday night…  Read more…

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Building Community in JeffCo with Solar

Come learn about the many ways Jefferson County cities are making it possible for their citizens to go solar, including the solar hot water system on the roof of the Community Center.

We’ll hear from leaders in Lakewood, Arvada and Golden about solar on city facilities and other ways cities are reducing energy bills with solar energy. We’ll also hear from Community Solar Gardens developers about Jeffco projects and opportunities to buy solar…   Read more…

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CoorsTek, Coors family make record gift to School of Mines

CoorsTek of Golden and the Coors family are making a $26.9 million gift to theColorado School of Mines, which stands out as the largest single donation in the university’s history.

The Denver Post reports$20 million of the funds will go toward the $45 million cost of building the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering. The rest will pay for equipping the building and creating a research fellowship program…  Read more…

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Calendar Girls to Cowboys showcases 50 vintage Coors signs

A stunning display of 50 vintage beer signs will be the focus of the Golden History Museums’ Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors exhibit, which opens October 11, 2014, with the Black and White Night celebration at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. in Golden.

The evening features an exclusive first view of rare and classic Coors signs on loan from 10 private and corporate collections. Many have never been publicly seen…  Read more…

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Parking Study Draft Ready for Public Review

Downtown Parking Study

On Thursday, October 9 at the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, the draft parking study prepared by Walker Parking Consultants will be introduced to City Council. Following the City Council meeting, a community input process to focus on implementation of some of the strategies presented in the plan will commence.

The draft parking plan includes parking management strategies to address the parking concerns in and around the downtown area, and best management practices for managing neighborhood permit parking areas, as well as, the survey results that were collected this summer….  Read draft…

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Golden View Classical Academy Offering High-Quality Public School Option in JeffCo

Golden View Classical Academy is a proposed K-12, public, tuition-free charter school opening in the Denver West area of JeffCo in the Fall 2015. Golden View Classical is a classical, liberal arts, Core Knowledge school modeled after other high-performing schools in Colorado.

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CoorsTek, Coors family announce major commitment to Mines to fund research partnership, new academic & research facility

95,000-square-foot CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering to serve as focal point for substantially expanded collaboration and discovery between CoorsTek and Mines

GOLDEN, CO (September 25, 2014) – Colorado School of Mines and CoorsTek, the premier global provider of engineered ceramics and other advanced materials, announced today a major commitment by CoorsTek and the Coors family to fund a significant research partnership and the construction of the CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary academic and research facility on the Mines campus. The investment is the latest development in a multigenerational partnership between CoorsTek and the university, focused on solving global challenges through innovation and shared technical expertise…  Read more…

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Golden Fire Hosts International Leaders

Golden, Colo. – September 25, 2014 – The Golden Fire Department had the honor of hosting a group of nearly two dozen international guests on Monday. The International Visitor Leadership Program, sponsored by the State Department and WorldDenver, brought together leaders from volunteer organizations from around the world, including countries such as Israel, Pakistan, Cambodia and Nigeria…  Read more…

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Golden’s CoorsTek gives biggest gift ever to Colorado School of Mines

By Steve Raabe.

Collaboration is great. A check for $26.9 million to cement the collaboration is even greater.

Golden-based CoorsTek and crosstown partner Colorado School of Mines announced Thursday that CoorsTek and its Coors-family owners are giving the single largest gift in the university’s 140-year history.

The technical ceramics firm has designated the donation for construction of the school’s new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering…  Read more…

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Colorado School of Mines in Golden makes headway on construction

By Josie Klemaier.

The 2014 fall semester has been in full swing for weeks, but Colorado School of Mines students moved into the Elm Hall Residence just last weekend.

That’s because the building on 18th Street between Maple and Elm streets in Golden is brand new. Now complete, it adds 207 beds and a 500-seat dining hall to the campus, bringing the school closer to its goal of housing 50-60 percent of its student population on campus…  Read more…

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Cozy Up to Colder Weather: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter (Part 1)

By Paige Terlip.

It may be only September, but Golden, Colorado has already had its first dusting of snow. This got me thinking about all the things I need to do around the house to get ready before the cold weather settles in. Even if in your neck of the woods, you are still enjoying warm sunny weather (lucky you), you’ll benefit from preparing for the winter weather that is only a few months away…  Read more…

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