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Monthly Archives: May 2012

It’s Too Late Baby

After many meetings and discussions, much research and a fair bit of community advocacy, it looks like the house on Whitcomb is still going to be torn down and replaced with something at least twice its size. But I get ahead of myself here. Let me back up. Back in April, I heard about a … Continue reading »

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A Litter of Kits

On a recent walk, I turned down an alley to find what I thought was a woman letting her dog out for its morning constitutional. Then I looked again and realized the animal was a fox! I stopped abruptly as the fox zeroed in on the dog by my side. I snapped a few photos, … Continue reading »

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Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico

These are some snippets of the various dances performed by the Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico at the Cinco de Mayo celebration last week at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. It was a hot day and we were on warm asphalt, but despite the heavy clothes, the dancers smiled the whole time. The dresses were … Continue reading »

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“Old Town,” the Birthplace of Fort Colllins

A flyer came in the mail last week from a local real estate agent. Her focus is on the Old Town area of Fort Collins and she included a map on her brochure letting you know exactly what that means. That map really intrigued me. It included areas that I don’t generally think of as … Continue reading »

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Collusion – a Fort Collins Theme

I don’t think I’ve ever lived in a place where businesses worked together as well or as frequently as they do in Fort Collins. I’m sure a large part of this is a result of the growing “Local” movement across the United States. Selling a local product requires sourcing local materials. Loco Food Distribution, that I mentioned … Continue reading »

Categories: Community | Leave a comment is now live! went live today! Community Funded is a means of crowdfunding locally. (They call it Mega Community Collaboration, or MC2, and say that it’s different than crowdfunding, but it still sounds pretty similar to me.) It was started by some local folks, McCabe Callahan (owner of Mugs Coffee Lounge, a cafe that has remained north … Continue reading »

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