Jul 24 2014 01:33pmBatter Up: 3 Websites for Softball Enthusiasts
Youth and adult softball leagues are popular all over the United States, whether they’re through your school, workplace, or just your community. These high-quality websites provide some of the best softball coverage for both professional and community leagues, and they’ll even show you where to find the best gear and equipment for your next big game.ASA SoftballThe ASA Softball website is home to the Amateur Softball Association of America, and it provides detailed coverage of all of its games. You’ll also find a large database of ASA Softball information, lists of softball tournaments around the country, and training aids and certified equipment to keep you or your players safe and protected while playing.Team USAThis website is run by USA Softball and features game coverage, news, and resources for coaches and players. Keep up with the Team USA men’s, women’s, and junior leagues, and even purchase official merchandise to support your favorite softball team.SoftballIf you want to read longer, in depth articles about the sport of softball, this online magazine is the perfect resource. It also features photo and video galleries of games and events, health and fitness articles, and a full archive of past Softball magazine issues.CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Alex Ford
Jul 17 2014 03:01pmMoon Kats Cafe: Relax in Englewood
A cozy little spot with a huge selection, Moon Kats Cafe is a hidden gem that brings bold and beautiful teas into town. A good afternoon tea isn't always easy to come by, but people who visit here are consistently impressed.There are a couple dozen teas to choose from here, all carefully chosen and covering a wide spectrum of styles and flavors. Tea ciders and chais are also available, as are a wide range of coffee and espresso drinks. Pastries, salads, and sandwiches are all on the menu to accompany your drink. You can order food items a la carte, or order an afternoon tea for a combination of treats and a pot of tea together! Reservations are recommended for the afternoon, but regulars say that it's worth the little bit of planning.Moon Kats Cafe2775 S. BroadwayEnglewood, CO 80113(303) 437-9514http://www.yelp.com/biz/moon-kats-cafe-englewoodCC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/naama
Jul 10 2014 02:18pmTown Hall Arts Center: Catch Live Entertainment in Littleton
Head downtown to the Town Hall Arts Center to enliven and expand your entertainment horizons with live entertainment. Formerly the Littleton Town Hall, the building dates back to 1927 and has been revamped to become a top-notch performance venue.Here, you can see local performers in an intimate setting. The stage has hosted past performances like Annie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Swing, and Spring Awakening. Musical concerts are also hosted at the theater and include the Littleton Jazz Foundation Festival in August. What's more, the Actor’s Playground program offers young people a variety of classes to help develop their performance skills in a fun, supportive setting.See the Town Hall Arts Center website for ticket information and performance schedules. Town Hall Arts Center2450 W. Main StreetLittleton, CO 80120(303) 794-2787www.townhallartscenter.comwww.yelp.com/biz/town-hall-arts-center-littletonCC-BY-SA-3.0/Flickr/audiolucistore
Jul 04 2014 09:21amHappy 4th of July
We hope everyone has a safe and happy day as we celebrate America's Independence. Happy 4th of July!
Jul 03 2014 02:20pmSamson Park: An Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Samson Park is a branch of the Museum of Outdoor Arts, whose mission is to bring art out of the traditional museum format and into everyday life. It’s situated on the north side of Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Plaza.The park features an outdoor sculpture gallery with an array of great artworks to stroll amongst. Go there on a sunny or snowy day and feast your eyes on their collection – it’s free and fun. The kids might love the Alice and Wonderland sculptures with Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit having a tea party and a sculpted table. You’ll also find the works of other artists, including Jon Leitner, Patrick Dougherty, and Patty Ortiz.Samson Park is open every day, and you can visit free of charge.Samson Park6350 Greenwood Plaza BoulevardGreenwood Village, CO 80111moaonline.org/samson-parkwww.yelp.com/biz/samson-park-greenwood-villageCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/kiukey
Jun 30 2014 01:52pmGreet Your Hunger Pangs With a Hearty Burger at Waterton Tavern
Make Waterton Tavern your destination for a burger and a beer. This place serves breakfast on weekends, so you can stop in to get your motor humming with pancakes, stuffed French toast, breakfast burritos, steak and eggs, and biscuits and gravy.Later in the day, you can put the squeeze on your hunger with one of many signature burgers. Options include the Ring of Fire topped with onion rings, pepper jack cheese, and atomic wing sauce, the Hangover with a fried egg, ham, bacon, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce, and the Roxy with mild cheddar cheese, bacon, Cajun coleslaw, and butter pickles. Wraps and sandwiches are also on the menu, along with entrees such as seared trout and the fish and chips.Waterton Tavern is open every day.Waterton Tavern8361 N. Rampart Range RoadLittleton, CO 80125(720) 362-2337watertontavern.comwww.yelp.com/biz/waterton-tavern-littletonCC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/stu_spivack
Jun 19 2014 01:33pmThese Apps Can Help You Stick to Your Diet Plan
You went into your weight loss plan with high hopes and determination, but somewhere along the way you started feeling pretty worn out. If your diet feels more frustrating than it’s worth, you may need a bit of help. These handy weight loss apps will help you to manage the foods you eat and count calories without taking the enjoyment out of eating.MyFitnessPalMyFitnessPal is one of the most popular diet tracking apps available today, and for very good reason. The app’s expansive database includes the nutrition information for just about any food imaginable, enabling you to enter each meal that you consume into the log and watch your calories without stress. You can deduct calories each time you work out, and there’s even a feature that scans the barcodes on packaged foods to make adding them even more convenient.My Diet CoachIf you need a bit of motivation to get your diet back on track, My Diet Coach is the app for you. Just like a personal nutritionist, this app gives you helpful reminders about your nutrition goals and offers advice, such as to drink more water or fill half of your plate with vegetables at each meal. You can even record motivational photos to visualize your weight loss along the way. CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Ralph Daily
Jun 15 2014 09:21amHappy Father's Day!
Today we want to take time to wish all the Dads out there a very happy day! We hope all the Fathers near and far have a great day relaxing with loved ones!
Jun 12 2014 01:33pmSee Colorado at Its Botanical Best at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Celebrate the beauty and serenity of nature with a visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens, a natural oasis featuring more than 700 species of plants native to Colorado. Yuccarama features a fabulous collection of yucca plants, the O’Fallon Perennial Walk offers a glorious array of shrubs, grasses and flowering perennials, and Marnie’s Pavilion is a two-story display of orchids, ferns, and bromeliads. The kids love the Mordecai Children’s Garden with three acres of plants for the littlest naturalists to explore.The Summer Concert Series is held at the gardens each June through September. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for seniors, and $9 for students and children ages 3 to 15. Children under age two are admitted free.Denver Botanic Gardens8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon RoadLittleton, CO 80128(720) 865-4336www.botanicgardens.orgwww.yelp.com/biz/denver-botanic-gardens-at-chatfield-littletonCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Dave
Jun 05 2014 01:02pmPatxi's Pizza: An Englewood Spot for Deep Dish Pizza
Patxi's Pizza in Englewood, Colorado serves up some of the finest deep dish pizza near Monte Vista. Go for the authentic Chicago "stuffed pizza". Deep dish pizza is layered with crust, cheese, and toppings followed by a layer of thin dough and then homemade sauce. There are a variety of topping options like Classic Meat, BBQ Chicken, and Spinach Pesto. Thin crust pizza is also available. Pair your pizza with a salad or appetizer like the Antipasto Plate. The great wine and beer selection makes Paxti's the go to spot for after work drinks or a meal with friends and family. The staff is friendly and attentive but the deep dish pizza does take 30 to 45 minutes to cook, so call ahead or be prepared to wait. Check out the website for specials and online ordering.Patxi's Pizza3455 South University BoulevardEnglewood, CO 80113(303) 783-2000www.patxispizza.comwww.yelp.com/biz/patxis-pizza-englewood-2CC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/patsun