Nicole Nageli, local 13 year old wins 2016 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

Nicole Nageli, a 13 year old from Castle Rock, has realized her dream of publishing her original graphic novel, The Adventures of Kate the Cat. Nicole's journey began with a passion for drawing she discovered in the third grade. Her passion for drawing evolved into a desire to tell stories with her pictures and from there into the idea she could create an entire graphic novel.  … [Read more...]

Spanakopita

This is a healthy fun recipe for your family and fairly simple to make. Ingredients 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 lb baby spinach 1/2 lb feta, crumbled (scant 2 cups) 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 10 (17- by 12-inch) phyllo sheets, thawed if frozen Instructions Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, … [Read more...]

The Screen Time Dilemma

I Became Obsessed with Creating a Hands-on/Screen-Off Collaborative Technology Experience for my Kids. There’s a long list of topics that you only think about as a parent. The amount of time my children spend sitting in front of a screen has moved to the top of that list. When the research community talks about excessive screen time with kids, they use terms like sensory … [Read more...]

4 VIP Tickets to the Colorado Home Show!

Bellco presents the 57th Colorado Garden & Home Show, Feb. 13 – 21, 2016, which transforms 400,000 square feet of the Colorado Convention Center into a virtual marketplace of garden and home improvement ideas. We're excited to give away a 4pack of VIP tickets! What you will love: More than 600 companies from 25 states and Canada to introduce new technologies and trends … [Read more...]

Hunting for last minute gifts? ARC in Westminster is thrifty and green!

ARC has opened a new location in Westminster - formerly an independent Thrift store, and the new store has been cleaned up and packed to the gills for the holidays! The store will be stocked with a host of treasures, including household goods, clothing, furniture, and unique finds. All Christmas décor will be 50 percent off beginning Monday, December 7th.  While at the … [Read more...]