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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: - A Zen Buddhist Center just north of Prairie Park on South Columbine Street. more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Neighborhoods

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 News

‘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 Neighborhoods

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 Neighborhoods

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: - A Zen Buddhist Center just north of Prairie Park on South Columbine Street. more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Neighborhoods

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. The 80210 zip code is the winner of Most Construction Permit requests in... more

Feb 7, 2017 11:51 AM Neighborhoods

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 Government

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 Government

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 Government

Trick or treat! Each neighborhood gets its tricks—but some are good! more

Oct 3, 2016 3:48 PM Government

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 Government

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 Government

March to the band this festive day! / Then greet the pumper-truck- / Let us spray! more

Jul 2, 2016 10:57 AM Government

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

Jun 2, 2016 11:52 AM Government

Ah spring! When everything / has a propensity / for growth—including / neighborhood density. more

May 5, 2016 12:06 PM Government

April always begins with a spoof, so watch out—and happy Lirpa Loof! more

Mar 31, 2016 3:10 PM Government

March is here! / The time is right / for all to say, Go fly a kite! more

Mar 3, 2016 3:44 PM Government

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 News

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 News

There’s great things to be grateful for when you give them a gander! For one, we have not been cowed by construction thanks to Councilman Paul Kashmann who has taken the bull by the heavy equipment horns and spared us some indigestion-indignation more

Nov 6, 2015 7:29 AM News

October means cider and donuts, no doubt! The gobblin’s’ll get you, if you don’t watch out! And stay away from the kids’ trick-or-treat loot! We all have plenty of tricks and treats without them, for instance: more

Oct 1, 2015 10:08 AM News

Go to many meetings! The city often seems short on funds for sidewalks, parks, signs and traffic studies but long on meetings. Savvy citizens ask cogent questions the speaker du jour didn’t expect. Everyone’s enlightened. more

Sep 3, 2015 7:47 AM News