Celebrate Our Great Nation – Local Fireworks Update

Photo credit: KOAA.com

It’s almost the 4th of July in Colorado and, of course, things are going to be looking pretty different for us this year!

We have adapted to so many changes over the past few months and have learned a great deal of new ways to stay connected, and continue to enjoy some of our favorite moments and holidays.

 

There will still be fireworks shows and parades held, but most will be virtual and not in person events. Here is a list of cities that are trying new approaches for 4th of July Celebrations! Due to COVID-19 and fire dangers, all events are subject to change.

Photo credit: Pinterest.com

 

Erie’s  Parks and Recreation Department is offering “Porch Party Kits” with crafts and games to celebrate the Fourth of July without fireworks. They are available through the city’s website.

 

Longmont’s  plans are up in the air, though the city may still hold it’s fireworks celebration on July 4th at 9:30 pm Text LOCO4TH to 888777 or check the city website  for more information.

 

Brighton  canceled its celebration in the park, but there will still be fireworks beginning at dusk on the Fourth of July. The display from eastern Brighton will be broadcast on channels 8 and 881, as well as on the city’s facebook page.

 

Berthoud  will still hold its fireworks display on July 3, starting around 9:15 pm. The fire department will set off fireworks from Waggener Farms, though gatherings are prohibited on the property. They also will set them off higher in the sky, so they can be seen from a greater distance and home viewing.

 

Loveland  is collaborating with Fort Collins and Larimer County for its first drive-in fireworks display at The Ranch Events Complex. The gates open at 7:30 pm for cars to enter and fill the parking lots. Participants must remain in or near their cars. Fireworks will start at about 9:15 pm, and viewers can tune in to 96.1 KISS-FM for music to accompany the show.

 

Windsor  fireworks start at 9:10 pm. Instead of Boardwalk Park, this year’s fireworks display will be launched between the Poudre River Trail to the north and New Liberty Rd. to the south and between 7th St. to the east and Colorado Blvd. to the west. This location is considered to be the highest point in town. For those who won’t be able to see it from their home, residents are asked to disperse into open spaces, along sidewalks and on bike paths, observing physical distancing guidelines. On-site viewing will not  be available.

 

Firestone  fireworks are moving back to Saddleback Golf Course and will be shot-off just north of the 15th hole around 9:30 pm, visible from Miner’s Park. The Town of Firestone will have parking available for an excellent view of the show at the property that surrounds Town Hall. Food Trucks will be available in the Town Hall parking lot. All participating Food Vendors will have online ordering options for your health and safety. Information on participating Food Trucks will be available the week prior to the event on the website as well as Facebook page.

 

Colorado Spring’s  4th of July Symphony on Your Porch, from 8:30-10 pm, Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s annual patriotic concert will be broadcast on local radio stations while fireworks will light up the night sky from various locations. Fireworks will also be streamed live.

 

Morrison’s  Bandimere Speedway: Jet Car Nationals & Family Festival is a festival with drag racing, live music, troop salute, jet cars and more at the Speedway. Elimination rounds start at 12:30 pm, Pre-race ceremony at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm and  fireworks at about 9:45 pm  Tickets run $18 to $30 in advance, $21 to $33 at the gate. Parking is $15. Discount coupons available at participating Brakes Plus & Chick-fil-a locations. Those in the vicinity should be able to see the fireworks. Check the Speedway website for radio stations carrying simulcasts of the music.

 

 

Cities with Canceled Fourth of July Shows

  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Denver: Civic Center park, Coors Field, Empower Field
  • Englewood
  • Golden
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Parker
  • Thornton
  • Westminster

 

Photo credit: Clientwise.com

 

CLR Wins the Silver Award in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder!

Every year, Boulder Weekly runs a survey for all readers and friends of Boulder County to vote for their favorite businesses that make living here so great and this year, for the 24th annual Best of Boulder publication Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been awarded the Silver Medal.

What an honor to be selected for this highly coveted award by many thousands of neighbors and peers alike, as one of the best and top Real Estate agencies in this gorgeous place we call home!

 

Read the article published by Boulder Weekly’s Staff here

 

Click here to read the Best of Boulder 2020 digital edition

Thank You Boulder!

 

List of Boulder County Restaurants Offering Dine-In Seating!

It’s official! Colorado restaurants can resume in-person dining.

Check below to see if any of your local favorites are on the list for Boulder County

*We recommend calling ahead!

Click here to view the Colorado Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Guidelines for Restaurants and Food Service! 

Boulder

The Kitchen
303-544-5973
1039 Pearl Street
Serving a limited menu to guests with a reservation

The Flagstaff House
303-442-4640
1138 Flagstaff Road
Best restaurant views in Boulder! Call or visit Open Table for a reservation, but note all outdoor and window tables cannot be reserved and will be seated on a first come, first serve basis

Frasca Food & Wine
303-442-6966
1738 Pearl Street
Boulder’s swanky spot is now open to reservations only; make yours at Tock

Jax Fish House
303-444-1811
928 Pearl Street
Dinning room open to guests with reservations

Mateo
303-443-7766
1837 Pearl Street
Patio is now open for guests!

Oak at Fourteenth
303-444-3622
1400 Pearl Street
Patio is open for first come, first served seating. Dinning room will open for in-house seating on Wednesday, June 17th

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Multiple Boulder – area locations
Open with single-use menus and a maximum of six guests per table

The Buff Restaurant
303-442-9150
2600 Canyon Boulevard
Check the Facebook page  here  for details on how to secure a spot on the wait list

Pizzeria Locale
303-442-3003
1730 Pearl Street
Open to reservations only, available through Tock

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
303-444-3690
1101 Walnut Street
Dinning room is open!

Salt the Bistro
303-444-7258
Dine in the dinning room or on one of two expanded patios

Santo New Mexican Eatery
303-442-6100
1265 Alpine Avenue
New outdoor seating available, reservations strongly recommended

Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
303-442-1485
1701 Pearl Street
Dinning room is open!

Roadhouse Boulder Depot
303-443-2167
2366 Junction Place
In-house dinning available

 

Louisville, Lafayette & Niwot

1914 House 
303-834-9751
121 Second Avenue, Niwot
Open for dine-in service with initial hours of 4 to 8pm Wednesday – Sunday

Lucky Pie Pizza
720-684-6888
7916 Niwot Road, Niwot
Now offering patio service for Friday and Saturday nights from 4-8pm to reservations only. Email sarah@luckypiepizza.com to make a reservation

Bob’s Diner
303-665-1056
820 Main Street, Louisville
Now open for dine-in service

Waterloo
303-993-2094
817 Main Street, Louisville
Now open for dine-in service daily

Zucca Italian Restaurant
303-666-6499
808 Main Street, Louisville
Now open for limited in-house dining! Reservations are highly recommended as they have limited capacity and are ensuring proper social distancing

The Melting Pot
303-666-7777
732 Main Street, Louisville
Re-opened with reduced capacity. Reservation only for 4-course dining experience

The Huckleberry
303-666-8020
700 Main Street, Louisville
Now Open! Limited in-house dining and take-out available

Sushi Yoshi
720-304-0300
917 Front Street, Suite 100, Louisville
Open for dine-in service with modified hours

740 Front
720-519-1972
740 Front Street, Louisville
Offering outdoor patio service & curbside pickup, reservations recommended

Casa Alegre
303-665-2833
1006 Pine Street, Louisville
Enjoy the outdoor patio!

Community
720-890-3793
206 S. Public Road
Open for dine-in service, get details on the Facebook page  here

Delicious Z’s
303-862-8487
802 S. Public Road D
This breakfast joint is open with indoor and outdoor seating

Reelfish
720-630-8053
2770 Arapahoe Road
This fish and chips joint is now seating customers in the dining room

Tip Top Savory Pies
720-845-2155
105 N. Public Road
This bakery is open weekdays only. Visit the Instagram page for updates  here

 

Longmont

Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila
303-827-3790
246 Main Street
Reopened with expanded outdoor seating; find updates on the Facebook page  here

The Post Brewing Co.
Boulder, Lafayette and Longmont locations! Dinning rooms currently open, make your reservation on Open Table

Lucile’s Creole Cafe
303-774-9814
518 Kimbark Street
Dinning rooms officially re-opened

 

 

Local Farmers Market & Farm Stand Updates

Farmers Markets will look a little different this year, but here are some options to shop safely and support your local farms.

Reservations are strongly encouraged at several of them, and will ensure you get to shop while walking up is not guaranteed. As each opening day approaches your respective market channel will explain how to best interact with markets at this time.

Visit www.bcfm.org for more information on reserving a shopping window and to access social distancing guidelines.

Boulder – Opens May 23: Make your shopping reservation for Boulder  here.  Saturdays, 8am – 2pm. Located off 13th & Canyon.

Longmont – Opens May 30: Make your shopping reservation for Longmont  here.  Saturdays, 8am – 1pm. Located off Hover Road & Boston Ave.

Fort Collins – Opens May 24: Sundays, 10am – 2pm. Located at 1001 E. Harmony Road.

Louisville – Opens May 23: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm. Located at 824 Front Street.

Erie – Opens May 21: Thursday’s, 5pm – 8pm. Located on Briggs Street.

Denver  Several Locations Available! Reservations coming soon! Visit denver.org/farmers-markets-denver/ for details on each market.

Broomfield – Opens June 9: Tuesdays, 4pm – 7pm Located at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church at 1700 W. 10th Ave.

Arvada – Opens June 7: Sundays, 9am – 1:30pm. Located off 57th & Old Wadsworth.

Golden – Opens June 6: Saturdays, 8am – 1pm. Located at the Golden Public Library Parking Lot at 1019 10th Street.

Local farm stands will also be selling fresh produce, while following social distancing guidelines. Check out who is gearing up for the season below!

Cure Organic Farm – Open daily from 12pm – 5pm (weather permitting). Located at 7416 Valmont Road, Boulder.

Sunbeam Farm – Open daily until Mid June. Located at 1005 Cerryvale Road, Boulder.

Black Cat Farm – Open daily from 11am – 6:30pm. Located at 4975 Jay Road, Boulder. Offering items for pickup or delivery via an online store. 

Isabelle Farm – Opens with limited hours beginning at the end of May. Taking special orders in the meantime, via an online store. Located at 1640 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette.

What Americans Love—and Hate—About Their Homes During Coronavirus, a REALTOR.com Survey

By  Clare Trapasso  |  Apr 27, 2020

There’s nothing like a pandemic forcing you to stay indoors to help you realize what’s really important in your living space.

 

As millions of Americans shelter in place, they’re realizing what they love—and what they desperately want to change—about their homes and neighborhoods.

 

The quality people valued most in their current living situation was being in a quiet neighborhood with outdoor space that’s near grocery stores and pharmacies, according to a realtor.com® survey of 1,300 homeowners and renters.

 

The survey was conducted during the week of April 5. About 13% of respondents ranked each of these characteristics highly.

 

“After more than a month of stay-at-home orders, it’s safe to say Americans are really getting to know what home features work and don’t work for their families,” realtor.com’s chief marketing officer, Nate Johnson, said in a statement.

 

That outdoor area in a quiet community can provide fresh air and a much-needed mental health break from those who have been cooped up at home for too long.

 

Ten percent of folks also appreciated having an updated kitchen, all the better for preparing meals at home when dining out is not an option. About 9% of participants liked their natural light, and 6% appreciated flexible spaces that can be used for crafting, gaming, or exercise.

 

What folks yearned for the most—but didn’t have—in their homes was more space. Hey, it’s hard to be quarantined with everyone on top of everyone else! About 19% of survey participants dreamed of additional square footage, while 13% wanted an updated kitchen and 11% wanted a home gym.

 

Updating the style of the home, wanting more natural light, and adding a yard or patio all ranked highly, with about 9% of participants each. An additional 6% hoped for an extra bathroom.

 

And since they’re stuck at home, many folks are making the best of it by finally getting around to their do-it-yourself lists. About 32% of those surveyed said they had started a home improvement project, and another 15% plan to embark on one.

 

“As we move forward, we expect the shelter-in-place experience to have a significant influence on home-buying trends and how buyers prioritize home features, neighborhoods, and home improvement projects” Johnson said in a statement.

 

The most common DIY project was finally getting around to cleaning out the closets or the garage, at 21% of participants. That was followed by gardening and planting, at 17%; painting, at 13%; redecorating a room, at 10%; and rearranging the furniture, at 9%.

 

In addition, folks were keen on adding artwork or decor to their homes, at 7%; adding a home gym or workout space, at 5%; and installing an office or work space, at 4%.

 

Clare Trapasso is the senior news editor of realtor.com and an adjunct journalism professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She previously wrote for a Financial Times publication, the New York Daily News, and the Associated Press. She is also a licensed real estate agent. Contact her at clare.trapasso@realtor.com.

 

5 Places to Shop Local & Virtually for Mother’s Day

from Jordan Saul-Peterson

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we all know it’s important now more than ever to support local as we shower our mamas with love this holiday.

Below are a few shops that offer different options to shop while keeping a safe distance. Provided below will be shopping options and which companies will ship your orders for you + gift wrap! Be aware that the current climate could impact shipping times, so get your order in sooner than later.

 

1.      Pitter Patter Shop

a.      Located in Historic Old Town Louisville, this carefully curated baby & kids shop houses some of the cutest clothes, toys, books and accessories. The high quality of the items in shop make this the perfect stop to splurge on some amazing baby gifts for a new mom or one with a baby on the way!

b.      Ways to shop: By phone, Online or Email

c.       www.pitterpattershop.com

d.      (720) 485-3129

e.      Gift Wrap, $7 Flat Rate Shipping & Pick-Up are available

 

2.      Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary

a.      This downtown Boulder staple is the perfect place to grab some incredible gifts for the hardworking mama in your life! Pick out essential oils, luxurious bath salts, herbal teas, tinctures and so much more. A few of my favorites include Queens Salt Bath, Lavendar Shea Butter and the Mini Facial Gift Set.

b.      Ways to Shop: By Phone, Online

c.       https://www.rebeccasherbs.com/

d.      303-443-8878

e.      Gift Wrap, Personal Message & Shipping Available

 

3.      Eleanor and Hobbes

a.      Since 2013, this stylish shop has brought well-crafted clothing and accessories to the Old Town Louisville area. The thoughtfully curated fashion and attention to detail make this an amazing stop for surprising mom with something fun to wear during a “stay at home” date night.

b.      Ways to Shop:

c.       https://www.shop-eleanor.com/

d.      (720) 708-3016

e.      $10 Flat Rate Shipping, Free Pick-up & Gift Wrap Available

 

4.      Old Friends

a.      In my opinion, Old Friends is the best place to “gift shop,” especially if you are in need of some inspiration. Having a wide range of local and eclectic options, this store provides unlimited gift-giving possibilities to the deserving matriarch in your life. From funny mugs, unique jewelry and puzzles, to home décor, local art and bath products. This store will not disappoint!

b.      Ways to Shop: Phone, Email or Facetime with the Owner

c.       oldfriendsllc@yahoo.com

d.      303.665.8886

e.      Gift Bags & Curbside Pickup Available

 

5.      Thalken

a.      Nestled is the heart of Old Town Lafayette, with “You Are Beautiful” written on it’s side lies Thalken. Full of locally made jewelry, soaps, candles, greeting cards & more, this husband/wife owned shop is sure to bring a smile to the face of any mom.

b.      Ways to Shop: Online, By Phone

c.       https://www.thalken.com/

d.      720-660-3664

e.      Free Local (Boulder County) Shipping over $32, Curbside Pickup, Gift Wrapping Available, Free Shipping over $100

 

Have fun shopping for the awesome mama in your life and stay safe out there!

 


Jordan Saul-Peterson

Associate Broker

REALTOR

720-220-1083

Jordan@SaulTeamHomes.com

 


 

Local Perspective

The Value of Home is More Important Than Ever Before

While we are so grateful to have our homes, especially during this time of Sheltering in Place, being cooped up in your home can get monotonous.  How are you spending your time each day? Here are some ideas to spend the time that help stimulate your mind and body, and maybe even increase the value of your home or help the community at the same time!

 


Virtual Workout & Yoga Classes

Focusing on the health and wellness of you and your family is critical during these times of social distancing. It is important to keep a routine, continue to connect with others, practice mindfulness, and move your body as much as you can. Studios are offering online classes for reduced rates, donations, and even for free!

 

Amana Yoga Boulder offers a donation-based yoga class Tuesday’s at 5pm

Local instructor Lauralyn Sullivan is offering online donation-based Deep Stretch and Meditation with live Violin

Earth Yoga Boulder offers online yoga and meditation

Soul Tree Yoga in Louisville offers online yoga and meditation classes

Yoga Pod Boulder offers online yoga classes

Yoga Junction Louisville offers online yoga classes (prenatal and postnatal options too)

CorePower Yoga is offering free online classes each week

Peloton is offering a free 90-day trail of their online app that streams various fitness classes (no bike needed)

Physique57 offers Sculpting, core and barre classes, no need for equipment! There are a few free classes available, or you can buy a month for $15, use checkout code, “HilariaBaldwin” –

Yoga with Adriene offers free online yoga and she even has a kid’s yoga class

Cosmic Kids is a great resource of free online yoga and mindfulness classes for kids

 


Masterclass

Use this time to learn a new craft!  Masterclass has 82+ courses on subjects taught by world class instructors on topics like business, home design, culinary arts, writing, music, photography, and fashion.

Classes are taught by the ultimate experts in these fields.  Learn about photography from Annie Lebovitz, cooking from Gordon Ramsay, the art of makeup from Bobbi Brown, scientific thinking and communication from Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, or business leadership from Howard Shultz, to name a few. 

The annual subscription to access all the classes is $180, and they are offering a Buy One, Get one Free deal now so share it with a friend and each pay $90! 
Check it out here: https://www.masterclass.com/ 

 


DIY Home Projects

De-cluttering, organizing and creating new spaces in your home or backyard always brings a sense of accomplishment and gives your home life and energy, and you something to do! 

Easy Home Updates You Can Do Now
https://coloradolandmarkblog.com/easy-home-updates-you-can-do-now/

Family Arts and Crafts Ideas to Keep Little Hands Busy
https://coloradolandmarkblog.com/family-arts-craft-ideas-to-keep-little-hands-busy

DIY Network offers a great article on 17 ways to get instant curb appeal for less than $100!

Real Simple offers  10 Fun, Quarantine Hobbies to Try Right Now 

 


Support Local Businesses!

In Downtown Boulder, over 70% of our businesses are locally owned and operated. Many of the employees who work at these businesses are our family, friends and neighbors. This is our time to come together as a community and help.

 


Protect Your Mental Health

Having to make significant changes to our everyday lives in the face of uncertainty and adversity can be overwhelming and stressful. As life continues to change, it’s important that we show ourselves compassion through this process. Here are some ideas to help protect your mental health during this time of crisis. 

Here are 6 Ideas from CU Boulder:

6 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During A Crisis 

14-Day Plan to Help Manage Coronavirus Stress: 

Two Week Stress Less Plan

The Scientific Reasons Showing Kindness Helps Ease Anxiety: 

realsimple.com/health/mind-mood/kindness-helps-anxiety

Online Happiness Class from Yale University: 

realsimple.com/syndication/yale-university-happiness-class-now

 


 

Boulder County Updates Stay at Home Order to Allow In-Person Showings

Boulder County that has issued guidance regarding the extended Stay at Home order (which currently extends through May 8th), to allow Real Estate Showings.

Real Estate Showings: In-person real estate showings are permitted under the following conditions:

Appointment only (no open houses)
Masks required for all participants
Number of in-person participants limited to the greatest extent possible with participation by children strongly discouraged
Social Distancing Requirements are met at all times

This is great news for our buyer and seller clients who need to buy or sell during this time. Colorado Landmark has worked diligently to create safe showing protocols to protect our clients and the community, and we are thrilled that this order allows us to continue to do our jobs and serve our clients.

More information on the order can be found HERE.

For more information on the steps Colorado Landmark, Realtors is taking to ensure the safety of our clients and community, please contact us at 303-443-3377 or www.coloradolandmark.com.

COVID-19 and Real Estate Update

COVID-19 and Real Estate Update

by Brett Sawyer

 

 

Friends, clients, and colleagues from across the country and around the globe have been reaching out to me asking about the state of real estate in the Boulder/Denver Metro area.  We know that different states are under a wide range of guidelines for this industry that is poised to lead our economy back out of this recession.

 

It’s been a roller-coaster few weeks given the initial “stay at home” order issued by Gov. Polis did not include real estate as an essential business.  This put thousands of home buyers, home sellers, and active transactions in jeopardy of failure and  financial distress.  Fortunately, with the help of the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), that order was revised within 24 hours.

 

NAR, CAR, DMAR, BARA and most all of the Realtor boards were quick to issue guidelines to their members for safe and sanitary practices for showings, and focused on homes that were currently on the market, while also being sensitive to buyers who still needed to buy, and sellers who still needed to sell.

 

A couple of weeks ago we were gut-punched via an opinion from the Colorado Attorney General’s office limiting real estate services solely to appraisals and Closings.  No showings, no inspections, no photographers.  Through the combined efforts of the Realtor community; the title insurance industry; the mortgage industry; and the home inspector industry we were able to demonstrate to the governor’s office, as well as the AG’s office, the dire unintended consequences that ruling would have on the personal and financial safety of people who needed (not just merely wanted) to buy or sell a home.

 

After four days of negotiations we saw some movement, and finally this week we were advised that effective April 27th we can again show homes.  It’s important to keep in mind that responsible Realtors are not conducting Open House events; and are showing homes under very strict guidelines requiring masks, gloves, and social distancing.  We are united in our goal to keep our buyers, sellers, and necessary ancillary businesses involved in real estate transactions safe!

 


Brett Sawyer

Broker Associate | REALTOR

Brett@ColoradoLandmark.com

303-517-4147