Parents and Kids

Natural Bug Repellents and Insecticides

July 20, 2021

A healthy garden has a balance of good bugs that keep the bad ones under control. But when you grab a chemical pesticide to get rid of the unwanted insects, it will kill the good ones, too and throw your garden out of balance. Plus the EPA says exposure to certain chemicals in pesticides is …

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What Every Picnic Needs This Summer

June 22, 2021

Summers at the Aurora Reservoir is the what Life at the Lake is all about. Within minutes from your front door in Southshore you can be sinking your toes in the warm white sand, or swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and splish-splashing around in 800 acres of cool blue water! It’s also the perfect place for …

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Mural Festival, Farmers’ Markets and Franti – This Weekend!

June 3, 2021

Ever wish there was a nearby farmers market that didn’t happen on the weekend? Your wish just came true with Stanley Marketplace’s Friday Farm + Flea Market! Every Friday this summer, you can get fresh local produce as well as enjoy an old-fashioned flea market, complete with live entertainment! Plus, this weekend don’t miss the …

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Plan Ahead for Summer Events!

June 1, 2021

This summer will require advanced planning to make sure you don’t miss the events you’re looking forward to. Don’t wait until the last minute and be disappointed by a “sold out” message on the website—check out these exciting summer happenings in Aurora and Denver and get your tickets NOW!

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The Lighthouse is Opening This Weekend!

May 25, 2021

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for, after a year-long construction process, The Lighthouse will be open for business this weekend! Grab your swimsuits, your sunscreen and your favorite shades and plan your first visit to the second rec center and pool in Southshore! The eight lane pool will be ready to welcome swimmers …

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

May 4, 2021

Teachers at Southshore schools have been anchors this year, holding everybody steady through the rocky waves and uncertain waters of a pandemic-stricken world. So how can we thank these calm navigators, who are likely as ready as the rest of us to return to normalcy? Here are some teacher appreciation ideas as we near the …

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Back to School Tips from Teachers!

July 28, 2020

Children around the world stopped attending school this spring, to shield them and their contacts from the Covid-19 virus. And while we don’t fully understand the susceptibility of children to catch and spread the virus, there are lots of opinions circulating about the wisdom of kids returning to in-class learning. But most experts agree that …

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DIY Projects When You Need A/C!

July 21, 2020

Some might call these rainy-day DIY projects, but with the mercury rising, (baby it’s hot outside!) we need some crafts to do with a little A/C! Here are some cool (every which way), productive, indoor DIY projects to help you beat the heat!

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Safe-cations and Staycations!

July 7, 2020

Much has changed since March of this year, not the least of which is how to plan and enjoy our leisure and vacation time. If we’re lucky enough to have jobs and time off, the summer of 2020 will likely be one of staycations and super safe-cations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun …

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East Coast to Southshore!

June 23, 2020

When Kirsten Miller and her family moved from Maryland to Colorado last fall, they were very deliberate about choosing a home. Even though they only had a month to make a decision – dictated by career relocations – Southshore easily topped the list.

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