Turned Silks

Ann-Marie Phalen-Hartman recently shed her day job to focus on her art. She decided creating wearable art fashioned from found art was time better spent. As a costume designer with over 15 years of experience, Ann-Marie’s desire to use textiles in a way that was not necessarily intended by the original designer, has formed into a business. Turned Silks creates clothing from re-purposed materials. More specifically, from wool, cashmere, angora, […]


The mission of Project Youth & Chamber Music is to create life-long creative thinkers, cultural advocates and appreciators of the arts through study, exposure and performance of chamber music for youth and their communities regardless of their financial access. Jephta Bernstein, founder and executive artistic director of PYCH, announces the third season of Off the Hook Chamber Music Festival, June 10-22, 2014. Set in the idyllic landscape of Fort Collins, […]


One of the most fabulously well-attended charity events of the season is The Taste. Happening on April 17 at The Hilton Fort Collins, guests can enjoy delicious food and fabulous drinks while benefitting the Food Bank of Larimer County and its efforts to reduce hunger. Twenty-nine of the finest local restaurants and nearly 20 wineries and breweries come together to provide a uniquely memorable evening highlighting the best Larimer County […]

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Tony’s Celebrates 45 Years in business

Continues to Anchor Success in the Fort Collins Bar & Restaurant Scene by  DAWN DUNCAN Few local businesses can reflect on the days of Fort Collins being a dry city and even fewer opened their doors the year the restrictions were lifted.  Considered a mainstay in the Old Town hangout scene since 1969, Tony’s Bar & Rooftop celebrated the impressive accomplishment of 45 years in business with an anniversary party […]

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by Soraya Rozkuszka Trying to pick one memorable FoCoMX moment to write about became a blur, a high-speed carousel of moments that I can truly no longer pin to a specific year. Five years of amazing memories behind me, with the anticipation of FoCoMX6 in my sights on April 25 and 26. Of course, FoCoMA is paying me to say this. As the nonprofit musicians association’s new press, marketing and […]