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Offered by Colorado Karate Club

It can be difficult getting kids away from the video games and television, especially during the summer. I know in my experience, sometimes my own kids don’t even know what to do when I send them outside to play: “But Mom, there’s nothing to do outside!”

It seems technology has been doing a lot of the thinking for us. Have our kids lost the ability to use imagination? When I was a kid, I’d eat my bowl of cereal and be out the door until it was dinner time. I’d check in with my Mom here and there and stop in to get a snack, but otherwise, I was outside. The neighborhood kids and I would ride our bikes and play all sorts of games all day long. Now, it’s so boring outside!

No way! There is so much to do outdoors! Here are some fun suggestions to get the kids outside: create a nature scavenger hunt, pitch a tent in the back yard, draw with sidewalk chalk, go on a nature hike, cool off with water balloon fights, have kids design and set up a good old fashioned lemonade stand (hint, make the lemonade free and ask for tips!), create an outdoor obstacle course (you can even create a bicycle obstacle course!), do some backyard nature painting, have a neighborhood parade where kids can dress up and decorate their bikes.

Activity in the summer months is so important. Not only does summer activity cure boredom, but it also encourages imagination and promotes a healthy lifestyle. We live in one of the most beautiful states in the country.

Encourage your kids to go explore it!

Kyra Arnold
Colorado Karate Club

Colorado Karate Club

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Offered by Kim Gieseke – Promenade Horsemanship Academy

About three years into instructing students at Promenade, I had a few parents ask me about what their students could do with the horsemanship skills they had acquired. My goal became finding an equine activity that helped individual growth but inspired team spirit. That is when I decided to start a youth drill team. An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Teams typically perform at rodeos, horse fairs, parades, benefits, or drill team competitions. Drill teams are intended to entertain, show sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork and dedication.

Drill has provided all of this and more. We are now starting our 4th drill team. The growth in confidence that I have seen in the students and the comradery among the teams has been phenomenal. Students that barely speak when they start lessons end up shouting out commands that one can hear across a 300 foot arena. The encouragement and mentoring that goes on between experienced and new members warms your heart. These skills spill over into all areas of life as grandparents and parents let me know and emails that teachers send.

Our teams include both youth and adults. We meet year round once or twice a week. You only need to have the basic skills of walking, trotting and stopping and we can teach you the rest. We are looking for adults and youth who have a passion for horses and enjoy being part of a team. We even provide horses if you don’t own one! Promenade invites you to join our horse community and have some fun with the sport of drill team riding!

Promenade Horsemanship Academy
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Offered by Smile 4 Life Dental

Smile 4 Life DentalDr. Susan Kasper, a dentist at Smile 4 Life Dental, graduated from Boston College with Bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Hispanic Studies. She has a passion for helping others and participated in two dental excursions proving care to the underserved areas of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Dr. Kasper is fluent in Spanish and is very excited to be able to utilize her bilingual skills to serve our community.

Smile 4 Life now offers a bilingual staff and would love to care for you and your family’s dental needs. The office is located in the Turnberry Marketplace off of 104th and Highway 2 in Commerce City.

Call us today to schedule your appointment at 303-853-8000.

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Offered by Lulu’s Farm

Do you enjoy foods packed full of delicious flavors but wish they didn’t come with all the chemicals and preservatives you can’t pronounce?

With the trending interest in agritourism, and specifically in farm fresh and farm-to-table culinary experiences, Lulu’s Farm is offering a new program we’re calling the Backyard Chef Series. It’s family friendly fun three-hour demonstration workshops centered around easy ways to prepare and preserve farm fresh healthy foods so you can have them year round.

We’re bringing in experts to cover everything from easy refrigerator pickling and traditional brine pickling, to making those mouth watering fruit butters, jams and jellies (sweet, savory, and spicy), how to make your own spice mixes and rubs, grilling tips and tricks, and even how to easily make tamales and empanadas. Making your own is a great way to not only eat healthier and save a lot of money, but also a great activity for parents and kids wanting ways to spend quality time together.

We’ll kick off July 15th with Easy Refrigerator Pickling using a “bread & butter” style recipe that works well for cucumbers, green beans, and more. Following that on July 22, we’ll cover Brine Pickling with a more traditional dill brine. In August we’ll move on to fruit butters, jams and jellies as well as the spicy jams and jellies that are so popular right now, and follow the harvest calendar into peppers and more. The workshops cover food safety/sanitation, theory, how-to demonstration and hands-on when possible. Participants get to leave with the products covered each workshop.

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Lulus Farm

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Offered by Brighton Tires and Wheels

Brighton TiresWhen you come to Brighton Tires & Wheels, you will receive the best auto service in Brighton, period. From tire installation to full engine maintenance, you will find comprehensive automotive service in their shop.

Founded in 2007, their multi-generational family owned business provides consistently excellent service to long-time returning customers and new clients alike. Brighton Wheels and Tires is located in Brighton, however, they provide complete tire and auto maintenance services to communities throughout the Denver Metro Area. Their family history of providing these services in Brighton inspires return customers because they know they are dealing with members of their own community.

As a family owned and operated company, customer satisfaction is their highest priority. Their customers rely on their superior service with 85% of their business coming from repeat customers and referrals provided by their satisfied clients.

Stop by today and become part of the Brighton Tires and Wheels family of well served customers. You’ll be glad you did!

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Offered by Kathryn R. Tolison, Esq. And Casey L. Williams, Esq.

Tolison & WilliamsWow, how the time flies by! We are thrilled to be celebrating our fourth anniversary and continuing our tradition of working with the Brighton Buzz for the July issue. We are excited to be supporting more local events and growing our practices and services to this booming area.

Katie continues to work with family law clients, and once again received prestigious recognition with her nomination for Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2017, making this her seventh time being recognized as a preeminent practitioner in her field. Katie has also been recognized as a, “Top 40 Family Lawyer Under 40” by the American Society of Legal Advocates and also received a Clients Choice Award by AVVO.

Katie continues to serve as a Board Member for Senior Hub, Inc., and is always enjoying time with her kids, their activities, her new home (that is slowly becoming quite the farm!) and family events. She is an active member of the Adams and Broomfield Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association.

Casey continues to work with private clients in the areas of elder law, estate planning, probate, and trust settlement, and manages an intense caseload in her role as a Deputy Public Administrator for Adams and Broomfield Counties. She was appointed as one of seven attorneys to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court Probate Rules Committee, and is looking forward to some great rule, policy, and form changes that this Committee has been working on. She continues to serve on the Probate Advisory Workgroup and as Chairperson for the Colorado Bar Association’s for the Rules and Forms Committee next term.

Zack continues to manage a busy and growing family law litigation practice. Aside from his favorite past time, which is spending time outside with his beautiful Wife and Daughters, Zack is an active member in the Adams and Broomfield Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. Zack is a strong member of the family law team and continues to shine.

When she is not busy helping her granddaughter raise her award-winning bunnies or chasing her sweet, energetic little grandson, Cindy Schell continues to provide awesome support to Katie by assisting with their busy litigation practice. Cindy and Katie have worked together for over nine years this year!

We were happy to add four full time team members to our family last year—Carla Ramsey, Kim Bauknecht, Jaqueline Kosik, and Ellen Toomey-Hale. Carla is a great paralegal with a very diverse background, who recently moved back to Colorado from Nebraska (Go Huskers!) with her Husband, Jim. Carla is busy supporting Zack and their family law clients. Kim has spent most of her career as an advocate for adults with intellectual disabilities and is now taking her advocacy skills to the next level and supporting Casey as a paralegal and case manager. Jacqueline joined the team as a legal assistant to Casey in January and has already contributed to some changes to improve the client experience.

Ellen Toomey-Hale joined our practice as an Associate Attorney and is working with Casey handling estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and probate matters. Ellen is a former Deputy District Attorney and District Court Magistrate, and brings years of valuable and diverse legal experience to our practice. Ellen is an active member of the Adams and Broomfield Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and serves on the Platteville Library Association Board.

Tolison & Williams is a proud sponsor of a new event called the “17th Judicial District Senior Law Day,” to be held on June 2, 2018 at the Adams County Fair Grounds. We will be working with the District Attorney’s office, the City and County of Broomfield, and members of the community to organize and host this important community educational event that will focus on “elder law” issues including estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, end of life planning issues, financial planning and fraud prevention, and public benefits. If you are interested in attending, volunteering, or sponsoring, please contact Casey.

Thank you to the Brighton community in particular for supporting us and involving us in your lives and events. We think that Adams and Broomfield Counties are great places to practice but also great places with bright futures that we look forward to being a part of.

We wish you a blessed summer and safe and happy Independence Day!

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling

Brighton Family Counseling_07.17Use the KISS principle. Keep it simple stupid. In other words, narrow down what is going on. Don’t unnecessarily involve others. Focus by careful listening, validate that you hear what they are saying and remember it is not about winning the argument but resolving the conflict. Make sure that you separate the problem from the person. It is not about you or them. Once it gets personal, it can get very hurtful.

The next step is to identify the problem. Using a pad of paper to write down concerns and issues, begin to narrow down the main underlying problem. Don’t worry if you cannot agree on a single issue. You may have one or more problems occurring at the same time. If so, pick one and begin the solution process.

Brainstorm about possible solutions. This is where we move from a focus on the problem to real change. Remember the rules of brainstorming. There are no bad ideas. You have unlimited resources and keep brainstorming until you have at least 10 options and/or you have an option that you both agree on. Discuss the implementation of the solution and plan on a time to evaluate how it is working. Remember, don’t keep doing the same thing if it isn’t working…That’s the definition of insanity. If you get stuck, then seek some help. We are always available at Brighton Family Counseling, L.L.C. to assist you in this process of removing conflict from your life.

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Offered by Dominique Romero

Who loves pizza and beer? Brighton! Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom opened their doors on May 8th of this year in the Prairie Center in Brighton.

Founded in 1976 in Boulder, CO, Old Chicago has brought delicious, hand crafted pizza and a world class beer list to 22 states and more than 100 stores nationwide. “We are excited and proud to be a part of the Brighton community.” states General Manager Anna Wells.

Grand Opening. There were over 100 guests in line at Old Chicago Brighton on opening day to receive Free Pizza for a Year.

Giving Back. In celebration of the new store, Old Chicago Brighton partnered with Brighton school district 27J for its pre and post opening fundraising. Old Chicago took reservations, offering free meals to guests during their pre-opening weekend. All that was asked of the guests was to make a donation to Brighton 27J. In addition, their first month open, a percentage of online to-go orders, plus $1 from every Chicago 7 Pizza sold was added to the fundraising total. Old Chicago presented the check to the school district on June 9th, for a grand total of $12,416.68! Brighton school district 27J Superintendent, Dr. Chris Fiedler stated “Their efforts to raise funds in support of public education show how deeply they care about their customers and the communities they do business in, plus the food is really good!…”

Pizza & Taproom. Your choice of Chicago Thick, Tavern Thin, or Ale-Infused dough specialty pizzas. Hand-crafted burgers, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches, and other Taproom fare, the Old Chicago menu has something for everyone.

Craft Beer Authority. Old Chicago offers over 90 craft beers, with at least 30 on tap. The unparalleled local and regional craft beer selection is enough to make any beer drinker thirsty. As the Craft Beer Authority, and being the home of the World Beer Tour, Old Chicago is the place to discover and experience the best the craft beer world has to offer. They are committed to helping each guest discover and explore beer, offering a variety of craft beer styles and selections, guided by a team of experts to help them every step of the way.

Gather ‘Round. Old Chicago Brighton is located at 2155 Prairie Center Pkwy and is open from 11am-2am daily. They have Happy Hour, Late Night, and Daily Specials that are sure to satisfy any craving. Whether you’re looking for a place to catch up, share and connect with your family and friends, or to “come as you are” to celebrate your favorite team or new brew, Old Chicago is the place to gather ‘round to enjoy Serious Craft Brews, Seriously Good Food. Serious Craft Brews, Seriously Good Food.

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Offered by Raegan Clemens, Majestic Materials

Summertime is here and the products are hot at Majestic Materials! Since opening our doors a few months ago, we have expanded our selection and refined our displays. If you haven’t made it by to visit, you are missing out on great deals. Our competitive prices will be sure to put a smile on your face. We not only stock your landscape materials, but we now carry various accessories to make your trip to Majestic a one stop shop. We have adhesives, landscape fabric, pins and edging in numerous sizes and styles.

Some of our top selling products are high in quality and low in price. Mulch is one of the most widely used landscape material available. The variety of mulch colors complement our other product nicely, making the perfect addition to any space, large or small. The best part is, mulch is low cost and easy to install. Our Majestic Mulch colors include natural, light brown, dark brown, and red. Mulch, in any color, is a great choice for retaining moisture in the soil that lays below. This promotes plant growth where you want it, while suppressing weeds in those places you need it most.

Another popular choice among our customers is our ¾”- 1 ½” Red Rock. This decorative rock is so versatile, it can be used virtually anywhere. Many customers prefer rock as opposed to other landscape materials, due to its minimal maintenance factor. Decorative rock is a natural accent that can withstand all types of weather. Living in Colorado, we all know the weather can change in the blink of an eye. Red Rock is a durable and classic choice. Be sure to check out our other options including the Majestic Blend, for a more colorful accent.

Needing some soil? We have that, too! Our planter’s mix makes a popular choice for raised garden beds and planters. Combining 50% compost and 50% topsoil makes the perfect nutrient- dense all-purpose mix. Our other soils include topsoil, screened topsoil, amended topsoil, and compost. Ask our sales associate for suggestions if you need to know what the best choice is for your project.

Majestic wants you to get the materials you need when you need them. Whether it’s rock, soil, mulch, or recycled asphalt, we can deliver it right to you. Call for the delivery fees in your area. Need help figuring out how much you need? Refer to our coverage chart on our price list. It can also be found on our website:

Remember we are here for any and all of your landscape material needs. Go Majestic for variety and value!

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Offered by Colorado Tiny House Festival

Come see many unique tiny homes, tiny homes on wheels, yurt homes, shipping container homes, and other small one of a kind structures! This event will be hosted at the sprawling Wild Animal Sanctuary, in Northeast Denver.

At the Festival, you’ll learn about going tiny, simplifying your life, minimalistic living and living greener! There will be vendors, speakers, entertainment, food, drink and you can even decide to take a walk on the wild side and visit the Wild Animal Sanctuary to see the most incredible, majestic rescued wildlife in Colorado!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Wild Animal Sanctuary.

This is a family friendly event! Children 12 & Under are FREE!

Please visit: for more info or to get your tickets!

Colorado Tiny House Festival