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Let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of wondering what the interiors of other people’s homes are like. Fortunately for the curious among us, the Historic Baker District will again open its doors to the public for the annual Baker Home Tour Saturday... more

Sep 6, 2017 1:43 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

Time is running out to participate in this year’s fifth annual Denver Days celebration—and Washington Park needs you! Mayor Michael B. Hancock launched Denver Days in 2012 to help create stronger communities. He encouraged neighbors to get to know... more

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM , Neighborhood News and Notes

‘Tis the month of Maying, playing, haying, holidaying, hip-hooraying, straying, rondelaying, soireeing, and—paying attention to what we’re saying, for there is much to be said for May! Get thee to the UPCC Annual meeting on Wednesday, May 3 at... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

First, we encourage you to turn to page 28 for a new feature, "Neighborhood Notes," which does not replace this deathless prose you are now eyeballing. DO go read about the Wednesday, May 3 Annual Meeting of UPCC and the Saturday, May 6... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

St. Patrick, we hear, drowned the snakes in his beer! / Beer turned green! So, that way, it’s drunk on his Day. What else didn’t you know? Stick with us! UP is getting: more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

Before this shortest month is through— Hail groundhogs, cupid, presidents, too! Hurry! February—only 28 days—challenges us to keep up with our fast-changing neighborhood. more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

Felicitations! And Facilitations—to help us plan our 2017 columns—please take this quick survey: Have you made your resolutions? Were they more like revolutions? Do they include solutions? Will they solve some confusions? Perhaps in city... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

Tis the weeks before Christmas, and all through U. Park / Tall buildings are looming on high, in the dark! / So, Santa and Rudolph: when flying this way / Fly high, stay alert! Don’t smash up your sleigh! If you land in these streets, you’ll... more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

Be ye thankful! November is full of opportunities: Halloween is over and you can eat the leftover candy. Then right away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, is All Saints Day when the sainted UPCC Board meets to plan the annual Holiday Sing and Sleigh Bells... more

Nov 7, 2016 10:22 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

Trick or treat! Each neighborhood gets its tricks—but some are good! Yes, it is tricky at times to make progress, and sometimes we feel tricked by the folks in charge of city matters, but we have our ways. more

Oct 3, 2016 3:48 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

No rhyme* this time, we choose the news to fill our space! UP’s a place of rising growth of all sorts—both large buildings and more buildings planned—a big concern! more

Sep 5, 2016 3:11 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

Welcome to August days, known as dog days— / We’re panting a lot ‘cuz it’s awfully hot! more

Jul 31, 2016 9:41 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

March to the band this festive day! / Then greet the pumper-truck- / Let us spray! At 10:00a.m. on the Fourth of July the 3-and-under kids will parade, for a morning of fun, with friends and food at UP’s Observatory Park. more

Jul 2, 2016 10:57 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

June, June, June! / There’s a lot doin’, / So read all about it, and warble a tune. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:52 AM Neighborhood News and Notes

Ah spring! When everything / has a propensity / for growth—including / neighborhood density. Big April snow did not deter the lilacs. Those in our yard and the gorgeous hedge that screens the DU parking lot from view survived. more

May 5, 2016 12:06 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

April always begins with a spoof, so watch out—and happy Lirpa Loof! Skip right over to May for a minute and circle Wednesday, May 4 as U. Park's big May Meeting where we will elect officers and honor our amazing block captains and coordinators. more

Mar 31, 2016 3:10 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

March is here! / The time is right / for all to say, Go fly a kite! University Park like all neighborhoods is pondering new proposed regulations for short-term rentals.The UP Board agreed with INC’s statement... more

Mar 3, 2016 3:44 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

Feb. is the month of the Groundhog / Pres. Abe, Pres. George and the rest / But even more than Mardi Gras / Valentine’s Day is the best! more

Feb 4, 2016 1:12 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

RESOLVED: To keep bringing you news of UP and everywhere else nearby, and mercilessly inveighing (look it up) all of you, dear readers, to help do something about keeping your neighborhood a jolly fine place to live. more

Jan 1, 2016 12:57 PM Neighborhood News and Notes

It’s December, and oh my goodness, / The holidays soon will be upon us! / Share your best gifts, whatever they be— / To move, to speak, to hear, to see… / To think—the brain’s an awesome gift! / To love, to laugh, to live, to lift… more

Dec 4, 2015 7:16 AM Neighborhood News and Notes