Divorce Can Be Tough for Altered Family Dynamics at This Time of Year

Local divorce coach, Mandy Walker, holds session to help families cope.

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We all know that the holiday season can be a difficult time with all the decorations, food prep and family visits. But what if you throw divorce into the mix, while at the same time trying to develop new traditions as families juggle changing dynamics?

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Niwot Jewelry Holds Fourth Annual Children's Holiday Shopping Event

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On Saturday, Dec. 13, Niwot Jewelry opens its doors to children who come in to buy some reasonably priced bling for the important women on their holiday shopping lists.

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Home-Cooked Holiday--Serving up a Hot Meal and a lot More at the Niwot Tavern

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Anyone in difficult financial circumstances or alone this Christmas can find a warm meal among friends at the Niwot Tavern’s Christmas Holiday Meal on Thursday, Dec. 25. 

Now in its sixth year, the meal is served free to anyone who steps through the restaurant’s doors. Tavern co-owner Bob Russell said they fed nearly 120 hungry people last year—many of them repeat customers. He hopes they’ll serve even more this year. 

On Christmas day the regular Tavern staffers are given the day off, and instead of finding professional chefs and waitstaff to serve them, guests find Russell and co-owner Tony Santelli in the kitchen. Customers are seated and served by the Russell/Santelli grandchildren. The grandchildren come from as far away as California and Minnesota, while four are from Longmont.

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Spend a Day Just Leanin'

A Greeting Card Company Inspired by Events in WWII

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Finding an activity that captures the attention of the entire family can be a daunting proposition. But a quick drive to company headquarters in Gunbarrel for a tour of the Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art and factory can provide a couple hours of relief for free this holiday season. 

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Superintendent Haddad Tapped by Washington for Panel

SVVSD Ahead of the Pack in Technology

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St. Vrain Valley School District Superintendent Don Haddad wants to make it clear; he would have never gone to the National Connected Superintendents Summit if it weren’t for the support of SVVSD teachers, the community and the City of Longmont. 

If the voters hadn’t passed the 2012 mill levy override, the district would not have had the $2.2 million to fund the one-to-one technology initiative, which over the next three years will provide iPad minis for all middle and high school students. By the fourth year of the initiative, every elementary classroom will have six iPads to share.

For Haddad, the two-day summit meant, “I was able to network with 100 superintendents from across the country.” He also attended panel discussions with the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as well as having the opportunity to hear and meet President Obama.

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Make Ahead Bread - Perfect Recipes for a Busy Life Dec 3 2014

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There’s nothing better than warm, homemade bread, especially on a cold Colorado night. But making it used to be a chore. A hundred years ago there’d be an entire day dedicated to just making bread. Not any more. 

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Serving up Hope at the Inn Between

It’s called a place of hope by its residents 

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The Inn Between in Longmont offers transitional housing to families, single adults, seniors and youth in the St. Vrain Valley. It was established in 1993 by 23 collaborating agencies. Since then, the Inn has become its own 501(c)3 organization and has acquired four apartment buildings and now offers 67 units, including 18 single rooms and 49 apartments in Longmont.

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