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Community Tuesday - The Good Ole' Days

40th Anniversary of the Transfiguration of Christ Eastern Orthodox Church
Transfiguration of Christ Eastern Orthodox Church
Traditional Greek Dancers

Driving along I-70 I’ve always wondered about the neighborhoods that it dissects.  I’ve never really noticed anything besides the cars wising by, and the different factories that line the Inte

Community Tuesday: Creating Your Community Photo Booth at the Decker 100th Celebration this Saturday

Saloon Photo Booth

The Creating Your Community Wild West Saloon Photo Booth will be at the Decker 100 Year Celebration on Saturday. Come join us for some fun!

What: 100-Year Decker Library Anniversary Community Celebration – activities, entertainment and refreshments.

When: Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.

Urban Sketcher donates work

Paul Heaston (r) gives a sketch to WHG's James Rogers

Urban Sketcher Captures the Spirit of The West

Paul Heaston is an urban sketcher.

Community Tuesday - "I-Do"

Community Tuesday - "I-Do"
Community Tuesday - "I-Do"
Community Tuesday - "I-Do"
Community Tuesday - "I-Do"
Community Tuesday - "I-Do"
Community Tuesday - "I-Do"

What is the old saying?  In spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love.

Well, it’s spring and it’s time for wedding season.  Coincidentally, Creating Communities just held an event celebrating the tradition of marriage for the members of Zion Baptist Church. 

Community Tuesday - Living Local at Four Mile Historic Park

Vintage underclothing
Quilting
Four Mile Living Local Event 2013
Bobbin Lace Making
Vendors and wagon ride

I do have to say, it was a very blustery, windy Sunday

Two weeks ago we were at the Living Local event at the Four Mile Historic Park.  This annual event celebrates personal reliance and sustainability in the urban setting.  It has many inter

Community Tuesday - Globeville

Eastern European Passbook
Community Tuesday - Globeville
Community Tuesday - Globeville
Community Tuesday - Globeville

What’s the old adage “A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet”?  So, with that in mind, even though it’s technically Wednesday, I’m still going with the Community Tuesday title for this blog post.

What’s the old adage “A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet”?  So, with that in mind, even though it’s technically Wednesday, I’m still going with the Community Tuesday title for

Community Tuesday: Living Local Event at the Four Mile Historic Park Sunday April 14th 10-4pm

Living Local Event

Come join the Creating Your Community Team at the Four Mile Historic Park this Sunday from 10-4pm for the Living Local Event. The event will give you hands on experience to see how the agricultural and horticultural practices of Colorado Pioneers can be used in your daily life.

The Creating Your Community team will be there to help you scan and preserve your family heritage. So please stop on by the park! We promise the weather will be 100% better than today!

Community Tuesday: Living Local at the Four Mile Historic Park

Photo property of History Colorado. Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Do you yearn for the days when life was simple and you knew your neighbor by name?

Are you tired of eating food that has ingredients only a scientist could understand?  Do you yearn for the days when life was simple and you knew your neighbor by name?  Well, you’re in l

Community Tuesday: Event in Longmont on Saturday!

Unique barber pole in front of Longmont, Colo. shop on Main Street. ca. 1880

Longmont Historic Preservation Commission Invites Public to Community Fair, “Historic Longmont: It's Everyone's Story,” on February 23, 2013 The Longmont Historic Preservation Commission invites the community to participate in a symposium entitled “Historic Longmont: It’s Everyone’s Story” on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road.

The fair will feature speakers working at the state, regional and local level to help preserve and enhance our understanding of the historic legacies behind the places in which we live, work, and p

Community Tuesday: Douglas County High School

Douglas County High School
Homecoming 1916

Did you go to Douglas County High School? Well we got the community for you on Creating Your Community! The High Schools of Douglas County Community is a place for you to share your stories and photos about the good old days!

Need help scanning your high school memories?