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Get a Taste of the Town with Local Table Tours

By Emily Kemme Why taste what only one restaurant dishes up when you can sample many? And how about a bite of local lore, while you’re at it? Local Table Tours designs boutique culinary experiences that allow people to have an adventure while spending time out on the town. The Colorado tour company is overseen by owner and founder Megan Bucholz. She coordinates tours in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins. Go […]

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The Poudre Pour Celebrates our Gem of a River

By Carolyn Hill, Poudre Heritage Alliance The Poudre River is a multi-faceted gem that touches our lives in many ways.  The Poudre Heritage Alliance offers year-round programs such as the upcoming Poudre Pour on March 30 at the Carnegie Center for Creativity in Fort Collins to help people learn about and celebrate this treasure that flows through our backyards.   Poudre Pour – 2019 One of the factors that make […]

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Nothing Rotten about Something Rotten!

Garnering 10 Tony nominations, there is nothing rotten about the Broadway smash hit Something Rotten! coming to the Lincoln Center March 28-30. Set in the height of Shakespeare’s fame, Something Rotten! follows Nick and Nigel Bottom who are desperate to right the next big play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing and dancing, they set out to write the world’s very first musical… even […]

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Turnaround Bikes educates, gets youth on bikes in Greeley

By Laura Smith Megan Packard isn’t foreign to feeling the pull of her heartstrings almost daily at her job as program director at Turnaround Bikes in Greeley. “I get to watch youth feel joy in giving to other people,” she said. “It’s the best thing.” Turnaround Bikes, a chapter of Youth for Christ National, receives used bicycle donations and hosts biweekly repair and maintenance workshops for youth ages 11-19. Youth […]

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Meet Laura Smith

Meet Laura Smith By Anthony Galliano Laura Smith has authored Scene’s Top 5 column since January of this year.  She is a freelance writer, content creator and communications professional based in Fort Collins.  When Laura isn’t writing stories, she works with community nonprofits and travels the world. Laura grew up in Nebraska and began her journalism career reporting for The Friend Sentinel.  Her beats ran the gamut of small-town life.  […]

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A sort of homecoming

  Robert Cline Jr. returns to Fort Collins steeped in Muscle Shoals sound By Steve Graham Robert Cline Jr. has a knack for working with major musicians and not even knowing it. When he was living in Fort Collins, the Texas-born Americana singer-songwriter fell in with the Subdudes and starting gigging with them before he realized how large and passionate their fan base was. Similarly, he found himself in Muscle […]

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Craft breweries pair for wild new tastes in Collaboration Fest

By Savannah Hayes Orr Collaboration feels so natural in the Colorado craft beer scene. It’s one of those rare industries where a rivalry is hard to find. Craft breweries truly support each other. You need a few extra bags of two-row pale malt? Call your neighboring brewery. Having your taproom grand opening? Invite all the other surrounding breweries and taprooms. One brewery’s success only elevates the entire industry. The Colorado […]

7 things to do on St. Patrick's Day.
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No parade? No problem

      Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. He was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. Luckily he escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. When he died on March 17, 461, his accomplishments were establishing monasteries, churches, and schools. He left legends of driving out […]

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Take a whiff: Cannabis terpenes matter just as much as THC and CBD

By John Garvey Think of some of your favorite smells. Chimney smoke, sage, pine trees, lawn trimmings, lavender, the house in which you grew up. These obviously vary by person, but at least a couple of your 10 favorite smells are probably plant-based terpenes. … Even if you aren’t a pothead. There might not be a single more neglected discussion point in the cannabis industry than terpenes. Everyone interested in […]

Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center
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Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

By Stephanie Davis   Since 2011, when the Fort Collins Lincoln Center was renovated, Sapphire Events continues to improve the beverage and refreshment experience at Northern Colorado’s premier performance venue. Family owned and operated, Sapphire Events primarily focuses on servicing Lincoln Center patrons and running three bars inside the community supported event space.   I met with Sapphire Events manager Shawn Matsuda, son of owner Connie Matsuda, to gather intel […]