Archives for May 2012

Lemonade Days in Riverfront Park

 

 

 

While you are out enjoying your weekend make sure to stop by the Plaza in Riverfront Park on Sunday.  Something special is happening and it is going to benefit a great cause.

This Sunday, June 03, from 9:00 until 2:30 a lemonade stand as part of Lemonade Days will be serving up refreshing lemonade drinks in the plaza of Riverfront Park.  Lemonade Days is a fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then it has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including Denver!  The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Our Riverfront Park Lemonade Stand will be manned by the mile hi kids and Denver’s Fresh Start, a non profit working to help families and children.  Fresh Start Denver is focusing in a number of family programs in the Denver Sun Valley Neighborhood.  Social Media Agency Urban Brain Creative has come up with a pretty great campaign to help the Fresh Start Kids.

It’s a Facebook contest that helps the kids and may just win you a $100 McLoughlin’s gift card.  All you need to enter the McLoughlin’s Sweepstakes is be a Facebook Fan of Fresh Start.  And your fan participation on their page helps to earn donations for these great young entrepreneurs.

At 100 Facebook Fans each child receives a grocery gift card

at 500 Facebook Fans each child also receives a school supply packet

At 1000 Facebook Fans each child also receives an art supply packet

And if we can get them up to 2500 Facebook Fans the children will get a Rockies Game too.

Let’s help Fresh Start Denver reach their goal and help these kids with donations that support healthy, academics, art and fun.  It costs nothing and as a fan you can enter to win $100 at our favorite Riverfront Park pub.

http://facebook.com/freshstartdenver

Light Rail to Open 8 Months Early

On Tuesday, RTD announced that the 12.1 mile West Rail Line will open in April 2013.  This is eight months earlier than the original prediction of December 2013.  Everything has moved along smoothly between RTD, local governments and the contractors that they are way ahead of schedule.  This line goes from Union Station through Lakewood and ends in Golden.  It will connect downtown Denver to the Jefferson County Government Center.  The West Rail Line is expected to have approximately 19,000 daily riders.  This is another great step towards Denver’s improved public transportation system.

Riverfront Park Fashion Show Presale Event

The Riverfront Park Fashion Show will be back this summer on Saturday August 11th.  There will be a fabulous presale party on Tuesday, May 29th at the Four Seasons Pool Terrace.  This will be an opportunity to purchase tables, cabanas and catwalk seats.  There will also be discounted prices for general admission.  If you are interested in grabbing tickets early, email Tobie at tobie@tobieorr.com or call 303.602.2978 to RSVP for this event.

Light Rail Plaza Grand Opening

On Friday, May 18th, the Denver Union Station Project Authority (DUSPA) and RTD will hold a Grand Opening Celebration for the Light Rail Plaza.  The festivities will start at 11:30 and will go through 1:00.  There will be a concert with Electric Hammer at 11:30, a Zumba demonstration at 12:15, a short program at 12:30 and a performance with Roz Brown at 12:40.  The public is encouraged to bring lunch and enjoy the entertainment.  For more information, click here.

Thinking About Selling?

Are you thinking about selling your home?  Now is a great time to sell.  Over the past several months, the market has made a huge switch from a buyer’s market to a sellers market.  Last year at this time there were more than 20,000 homes for sale in the metro Denver area.  Now there are less than 10,000.  Homes are selling at a rapid pace and there have been a ton of multiple offer situations and homes selling for over list price.  This is the best market real estate professionals have seen since the beginning of 2008.  Now is a great time to sell with inventory and interest rates at an all time low.  I would love to help you sell your home and help you move on to the next exciting chapter of your life.  Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.  You can always reach me on my cell at 303.618.3622 or by email lmcbride@slifer.net

Longer Hours for Food Carts on 16th Street Mall

The 16th Street Mall has some great food carts and this summer they are getting even better.  In a new contract with the Downtown Denver Partnership, the hours have been extended.  Monday-Saturday they will be there from 11:00am-6:00pm and on Sundays from 12:00pm -5:00pm.  Additionally, there will be several new carts including Smash Cart an off-shoot of Smash Burger, a Cuban Cart, Climax Jerky Cart and a Maui Wowi Smoothies Cart.  I love spending time on the mall in the summer and look forward to checking out the new choices for lunch!

Create Denver Week

Create Denver Week is next week from May 10-13th and will be dedicated to showcasing Denver’s creative community.   Denver has a vibrant and thriving creative sector and this is a great way to learn more about it.  This year’s goal is to re-imagine the City through temporary experiences to expose opportunity, activate space, test ideas, share knowledge and inspire.  There will be open studio tours, workshops and an Expo.  To learn more about this four day event, click here

Cinco de Mayo

This will be a weekend full of parties with Cinco do Mayo and the Derby falling on the same day.  Head out on Saturday for the largest Cindo de Mayo celebration in the nation.  This year will mark the 20th Annual Parade starting at 10:00 am.  The parade starts at Welton and Colfax, wraps around the city and will end at Civic Center Park.  Mexican culture will fill the park with Mariachi bands, arts and crafts, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, three stages of Latino entertainment and some incredible food.

Glass House #510 Sold!

Glass House #510 closed for $280,000 on 5/1/12.  Congrats to Helen, the new happy owner of this great condo!

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