September 2011

There are 7 blog entries for September 2011.

Where are the best place to see fall colors in Colorado this year? If you ask Denverites their favorite time of year, I would guess a majority would say fall. Sure the weather is usually perfect, and there are lots of fun events around town. But I am confident the real reason is the incredible color display that Mother Nature displays for us lucky enough to live in Colorado this time of year.

So where is the best place to view these amazing displays of gold, orange and red? Depends on how far you are willing to travel really. There are plenty of options within an hour or so of Denver. Luckily, more and more websites are popping up with a full list of these drives with great directions.

One of the best I found is Channel 7's guide, found here. They

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Has the Food Network's hit show, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" every come to Denver? The answer is yes, with two popular restaurants being featured in the past and three more coming up in the next few weeks. Sam's No. 3 and The Bagel Delicatessen and Restaurant were featured in the past "Porktastic" and "From Mozz to Matzo Balls" episodes respectively. And starting this week, look for the following three restaurants to be featured. Check them out when you have time and let us know what your favorite diners, drive-ins and dives around town are.

Bang! - This Highland Square hot spot will be featured in the "Southern Flavor" episode starting September 30th for their famous Gumbo. Click here for the recipe and showing times.

Tocabe American

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Last Monday, the Broncos started another season at their familiar stadium but with a huge new sign on the south end.  Finally,  the name "Invesco" followed the same demise as the company itself,  years after the company disappeared off of Denver’s financial services map.  Welcome in the newest name in town -  Sports Authority Field at Mile High.   For most of us, there was little controversy involved.  We witnessed it as just another example of how Denver follows other municipalities who sell off the name of stadiums to the highest bidder. 

 Actually, it's not such a new idea.

In 1898, Denver implemented plans to transform the less-than-attractive City Cemetery into a park more reflective of the upscale neighborhoods that were being built in Capitol…
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While we are still holding on to summer, tomorrow's high of 61 degrees is going to quickly remind us that fall is right around the corner.  So instead of waiting until it is freezing outside to do the home maintenance needed to get your home ready for winter, might as well tackle it now while it is still pretending to be summer.

While we are still holding on to sutomorrow's high of 61 degrees is go



Below is a helpful list of items to check on your house before winter hits us like a ton of bricks.  Thanks to Tony Seigert with Safe Home Inspection for this handy list.

Caulk the Exterior 


Any gap on the outside of your home may be a spot for caulking. Check the corners, windows, doors, areas where masonry joins siding, or

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lotsofpumpkinslr_400Denver Metro Area Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

It's that time again! As the fall season rolls in, the fields in and around the Denver Metro area are full of pumpkins and corn. Grab the family and head for the country. Here's a list from the Colorado Department of Agriculture of corn mazes and pumpkin patches in the surrounding communities:


Crazed Corn Field Maze and Colorado Pumpkin Patch
104th Ave. and Riverdale Rd.
(303) 913-5947 (Weather Closure Only Line)
Web site:
Daytime Maze, Activities and Pumpkins
Late September - October 31
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open weather permitting. Please call ahead and check for closures. Admission prices & to book a Group is

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worm_120Is there a feeding frenzy going on in your garden? At this time of year, most gardeners are grappling with how to get rid of these uninvited guests.   

Start by identifying the pest. There are as many types of pests as there are plants—some so small they’re almost impossible to see. Look at the evidence left behind. More common pests in Colorado include flea beetles (voracious chewers that make ‘gun shot’ holes in leaves); hornworms (tomato-lovers that have been known to strip a plant bare in three days); spider mites (spinners of webs); and, probably the most common, aphids (famous for leaving sticky honeydew behind).

Before you reach for killer pesticides, reconsider more environmentally-friendly options.

  • The first line of defense is to turn your back on
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header_212Denvers Old House Society Presents a Sidewalk Stroll in a Storybook Neighborhood, Saturday, Sept. 10, The Tudors of Bellevue/Hale

Join Denvers Old House Society, Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. as they walk, stroll and poke around part of the Bellevue/Hale neighborhood, which is near Rose Medical Center, to learn about architecture, newsworthy residents, building materials, and other interesting tidbits -- current and past. Their sidewalk stroll, which is a guided walking tour, features Tudor Revival houses, homes that look like they came right out of an English storybook for children.

The approximate one-hour tour begins and ends at 12th Avenue and Dexter Street, at Lindsley Park, and will cover a four-block area. Light refreshments will be served…
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