A lot of people are asking me my plans for July 4th weekend here in Boulder County and they are seeking suggestions for some outdoor fun. I’ve compiled this blog in order to education the masses on the not-to-miss events for this festive and time-honored holiday. Let’s begin with Folsom Stadium Fireworks as this is the most well known of tributes to the red, white, and blue. It begins when dark so be prepared to wait and keep the kiddos up late. You can view the spectacular lights from the stadium itself, or find yourself a spot around town. One popular gathering is Scott Carpenter Park. It’ll be packed, so get there early and set up a chair or blanket. The kids can climb around the playground and rocket ship while you wait. Bring your sparklers! Also included in prime locations for watching fireworks all over the county in one convenient spot – Chautauqua, Mt Sanitas, and Southern Sun Pub (I’m only kind of joking – it does have great views). There are so many Fourth of July events, your head will be seeing fireworks for months to come!
Boulder Colorado is well known for it’s musical prowess, it’s even been compared to Telluride, with a great small town feel and a real respect for the environment and healthy living. eTown radio show, started 2 decades ago by Nick and Helen Forster, saw an opportunity to bring together a diverse audience and provide inspiration from the power of music as well as dialogue on social and environmental topics. Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t miss out on all the free summer concerts happening in Boulder County like the Award-Winning Rhythm on the Rails in Niwot Colorado. It’s a ten week summer concert series held every Thursday at Whistle Stop Park featuring bands such as Elephant Revival, Hazel Miller, Bonepony, The Strolling Scones, and more great performaces. Niwot is located just 5 miles east of Boulder and is known for its charming community. While listening to awesome music, enjoy food from local vendors and shopping! See you at the bandstand! Click here for more summer concerts, fairs, and music opportunities.
The Rocky Mountain Center For Musical Arts located in Boulder Colorado provides access to the best of the world’s music through education and performance. Because their mission is to inspire and connect community member of all ages with the joy of music, they have an awesome summer program designed to connect children with music. Some are directed at teens called “Masterclasses” and they are for advanced and serious middle and high school age students. Your children will gain new insights into their instrument through performance and listening. Instruments include clarinet, violin, french horn, and cello. The Center also provides access to rehearsals, free and open to the public! These occur at Chautauqua Auditorium. You can just drop by to sample the excitement of live classical music in the most charming venue in town. Any Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 12:30pm. Read more about the opportunities for children of all ages and concert dates.
School is ending for the 2009-2010 year and with that comes the need to find childcare for the summer. As a working mother in Boulder Colorado, I am always looking for a great summer camp or two around the county. And since real estate is really picking up, I will need plenty of full-time child care. Over the years, my children have attended YMCA, Science Discovery, and Avid4Adventure. These are all fulfilling camps providing not only supervision but stimulating activities as well. Did you know that YMCA camps have been voted the best day camps 4 years in a row!? Wow, you can’t beat that kind of award. It’s nice to feel reassured that while your child is away for the day; that they are learning, having fun, and being well taken care of. At the YMCA Day Camp, children can enjoy all sorts of adventure including archery, swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, and new friendships. A wide variety of programs are offered for children ages 5-17, with special programs designed just for teens. Want to hear about more camp opportunities? Read on. Read the rest of this entry »
Got kids? How about family visiting from out of town? Well, this is your week Boulder County Colorado! It’s family week, which obviously means a weekends worth of activities designed for the whole gang. If you’re from Lafayette, enjoy time spent at the Bob Burger Recreation with FREE ADMISSION for the kiddos! The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center is hosting hands-on games including a water game and solving the Sweet Beet Puzzle. Keep reading for more details on these activities and more.
The Troia Team is supporting the newest initiative instigated by Oprah Winfreyherself. NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING! While it’s a nationwide promise, we are honoring it here in Boulder Colorado as real estate agents and concerned members of our city. It all began in a local community near our county, Fort Collins Colorado when earlier this year, Shelley and Daren Forney, lost their 9-year-old daughter. Erica, who was on her bicycle, just 15 pedals from her front door when she was hit and killed by a driver who was distracted by the cell phone. Erica’s death was senseless and stupid because it was caused by a phone call that just couldn’t wait. Just recently I was driving next to someone who had both hands on their phone and their elbows were on the steering wheel…….”steering”!!?!?!? I was scared to be on the road next to him. Read more about this important cause and help to prevent unnecessary deaths and accidents.
The Coldwell Banker Story. I’ve been on a lot of listing appointments lately with spring arriving here in Boulder Colorado and included in the listing presentation are reasons why to choose Coldwell Banker. I, myself even had to ponder the reasons why to choose one brokerage company over another when becoming a real estate agent. Upon intensive research and endless appointments with recruiting office managers, I went with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and The Troia Team. Here’s why I did and why you should as well.
The Troia Team Realtors of Boulder Colorado love Rockies baseball. Because we also love our clients, we throw a client appreication game day each year in which we provide free Rockies Tickets and a pre game party. Last year it was held on the rooftop of LoDos, serving food and beer. Then, we all headed to the game, providing free popcorn and snacks. It’s always a blast. Many of you have already participated in a game, forever loyal to your local Denver team. Read more about the Rockies season and history.
Looking for entertainment tonight or this week in Boulder County Colorado? Do you love to dance, listen to music, drink famous beer, and eat yummy food? Well, look no further than the all-famous Oskar Blues in either Longmont or Lyons. One of my favorite attributes of the brewery is the live music. Of course, many visitors love the beer including the all-famous Dales Pale Ale, which was voted one of the quintessential American hoppy pale ales of our time by BeerAdvocate.com. The intimate, 100-person capacity of the beloved juke joint gets you up close with the best musicians in Colorado and the United States. No wonder Rolling Stone Magazine called them the hottest place to be on a Saturday night in Colorado. Read what Oskar Blues has to say about themselves.