Dog Days Ahead

“Dog Days of Summer” is our theme this month, and — big surprise to me — the term itself doesn’t have anything to do with dogs lying around in the heat, too stifled to move. It does refer to this increasingly hot spell between July and late August, but the ancient Greeks called them the “Dog Days” because they coincide…

SCHOMP Automotive Grand Opening

Schomp Automotive's Grand Opening Celebration June 2 included a cocktail reception, ribbon-cutting, 
live music and guided tours of the Schomp Honda and MINI facilities in Highlands Ranch. 
Photography Schomp Automotive Corporate Photographer, Roman Tafoya

The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce hosted 
a Business After Hours

The doctors and office staff at the Medical and Dental Clinic of Castle Pines were the hosts of a fabulous Business After Hours for the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce in June. Courtney Strickler of Bombshell Kitchen provided delicious appetizers and attendees enjoyed socializing and networking in a lovely environment.

Around Town

Pure Barre, the largest most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce its newest location in Highlands Ranch near the Whole Foods, located 9362 S Colorado Blvd. #12. With the Highlands Ranch Pure Barre opening, Highlands Ranch will gain access to Pure Barre's challenging and proprietary barre technique. Designed to sculpt, tone and strengthen, each 55-minute Pure…

TO THE RESCUE

By now you’ve probably heard that shelter pets rock. They’re often healthier and better socialized than those from breeders and pet stores, and adopting enables shelters to help even more dogs. (And psst ... the Buddy Center in Castle Rock offers a 30-day exchange period in case you don’t find your perfect love-match the first time around.)

Surf’s Up Colorado

Who knew Colorado was a virtual haven for water sports? Whether you’re a Colorado native or a transplant from the surfer-dude coast, you can get your water fix close to the 'burbs and enjoy a day of sport, yoga or just plain chillin'. While stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) has its roots in surfing, Colorado enthusiasts these days are heading to…

Happy Trails, Happy Tails

Looking to beat the heat this summer? One of the best ways to do it is by heading up to higher ground. But there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind! We’ve scouted the top hiking trails for people and pets, along with a few other canine-friendly activities that will bring out the best in both of you. So…

Book Blogger Buzz

The steady supply of new books hitting the bookshelves every week paired with multiple best-seller and book club lists can make a reader scratch their head when it comes time to choose their next book. That’s when it’s time to turn to the real experts ... book bloggers. Here are five recent releases the book blogging community can’t stop talking…

BMW 528i with xDrive

Sometimes my wife and I don’t see eye to eye. Such is the case when it comes to automobiles. To her, a car is just a mode of transportation — a way to get from point A to point B. To me, a car is not just a way to get down the road, but rather a vehicle for excitement.…

‘Tween Bullying

Kendall was in fifth grade when she started coming home crying because “Ashley” had been mean to her. As heartbroken as I was for my daughter, I knew my instinct to call Ashley’s mother wasn’t the answer. Even if I could help mitigate the Ashley situation, I knew there would always be another Ashley waiting around the corner. So, I…

Bear’s 7 Summer Picks


1. Condiments for Pups, yum! Petchup.us 2. Functional Dog Fashion — no more freaking out over thunder. ThunderShirt.com