Fresh Ideas to Help Finish the Summer Strong!

It’s already almost August! This summer has been one full of finding new ways to stay active and keeping the family entertained. Here is a list of some great end of summer activities and fun for everyone to enjoy, while also staying safe and 6 feet apart of course!

 


Virtual classes and entertainment have never been so important and exciting! From concerts and festivals to art gallery tours and Yoga you can almost do it all still, from the safety of your home!

Virtual Bands on the Bricks – Wednesdays, July 15th – August 5th, 2020 from 7-8 pm. Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series has gone online! Nothing brings a community together like music and dance and this summer, nothing is going to stop us! While we can’t all be together in person…you can still bring the music right into your home!  Downtown Boulder proudly presents Bands Above the Bricks – coming to you virtually from high above the Pearl Street Mall.

Amana Yoga – Online Yoga Classes. Sign-up for a 7 day free trial and 50% off a monthly subscription by using code AMANA50. Learn more here.

Boulder Arts Online – The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture has compiled a variety of workshops, exhibits and activities available virtually here.

Food Lab –  Offering virtual summer camps!

Frasca Food & Wine Dinner Kit –  “At Home With” Dinner Kit and Virtual Guide. Bringing the restaurants of Frasca Hospitality Group into your home. Each week features a dinner kit complete with prepared ingredients and a bottle of hand selected wine. View a step by step recipe guide from the included video guide.

 


Golfing is a great way to avoid crowds and get some fresh air, it’s also a great way keep a safe distance from friends, while still enjoying their company! Here is a list of local, public golf courses to check out.

Flatirons Golf Course – If you are not sick, symptom free and feel safe to golf, please enjoy a round at Flatirons. The course will remain open when everyone adheres to all the safety and physical distancing requirements.          View re-opening rules and procedures here.

Foothills Golf Course & Meadows Golf Club – Open and has adapted aggressive policies to address health and safety for golf operations based on State and County public health orders. Before arriving for your tee time, please review the new policies here.

Indian Peaks Golf Course – Opened with strict guidelines in place to keep the health and safety of staff and guests as the top priority. Golf Club staff will be strictly enforcing the safety guidelines and anyone that cannot respect them will be asked to leave. Carefully review guidelines here.

Haystack Mountain Golf Course – Feeling cooped up but want to avoid gatherings? Relax and breathe easy, The Haystack Mountain course is open and committed to taking all necessary precautions the ensure the health and well-being of golfers and staff. Please review guidelines here.

Coal Creek Golf Course – Open for play and operating under a COVID-19 reopening policy. Social distancing is required and will be enforced, please review and follow the published rules and regulations here.

Sunset Golf Course – Open and accepting tee time reservations through the website. Please review and understand guidelines carefully before arriving here.

Twin Peaks Golf Course – Tee times are now available from 6am – 6pm. Boulder County Public Health guidelines are in place and must be followed by patrons of the City of Longmont Golf Courses, and will be enforced by staff. Clubhouses will not be open. Review guidelines before arrival here.

 


Take the family out for some sun and a splash! Tubing, paddle boarding and kayaking are all awesome ways to get outside to play, and stay safely apart!

Whitewater Tubing & Recreation – Now taking reservations! Experience tubing, rafting, paddle boarding, kayaks and canoes. Rentals, sales and instruction available. Have fun safely on the water, every piece of equipment is sanitized in between every use with bleach and soap. Employees have face protection, are washing their hands frequently and using hand sanitizer. Drive through only for check in to minimize any contact and encouraging social distancing. Also, all employee temperatures are checked before the start of every shift. Enjoy the great outdoors this summer safely!

Boulder Reservoir – 700 acres of wowing Flatiron views. Rent stand-up paddle boards on site from either the Rocky Mountain Paddleboard tent (set up in the morning and afternoon on the shore at Hobbie Haven, right by the crew boats, until mid-October) or from the reservoir boathouse.

The Rivers Path Guided Canoe Trips – Profound canoe experiences… at nature’s pace. Experience the magic of a hidden gem on the Front Range for a day trip! Following all COVID-19 protocols which can be found from the main website.

Wilderness Rides & Guides – Open, ready for business and are available for calls, questions and reservations for summer 2020! Enjoy backpacking and multi-day hiking, mountain biking and bike tours as well as fly fishing and rock climbing. You can even zip line and whitewater raft! View company COVID-19 updates and guidelines here.


Don’t leave your furry friends out on all the action! Dog parks and walking trails are also a great way to social distance while exercising and spending some time with your best friend! Please review Dog Park Rules & Etiquette here.

East Boulder Dog Park – 5660 Sioux Dr. Fenced area for both large and small dogs. There is a concrete barrier in the lake that some dogs are able to climb   – Large area is about 1.5 acres.
-Small area is about .45 acres.
-There is limited water access to a small lake.
NOTE: Be careful as water quality can vary. Pick up and remove pet excrement to assist with water quality issues. Algae bloom information.

Foothills Dog Park – 800 Cherry Ave. Two acre fenced park with a separate areas for both small and large dogs.                                                                  – Large area is about 1.6 acres
– Small area is about .5 acres

Howard Heuston Off-leash Dog Area – 34th & Iris, then south to O’Neal Parkway. Please note this as an ‘off-leash dog area’ and has different rules than a ‘dog park’.Please visit the Howard Heuston webpage for a summary of the rules.
– Voice and Sight Control area is designated north of the partial fence only.
– The remainder of the park is leash law.
– The size of the Voice and Sight area is about 1.25 acres.

Valmont Dog Park – approx 5300 Valmont
Fenced area for both large and small dogs.                                                       – Large area is about 3 acres.
– Small area is about .25 acres.
– It is a dog park at Valmont City Park .
– A water spigot is available seasonally.

Tail-Wag-Worthy Trails can be found below! Check out Boulder’s color-coded dog regulation map here, that tells you the exact rules for each trail in Boulder. Be a good human and always clean up after your pet! Always be cautious of algae blooms!

Wonderland Lake Trailhead in North Boulder is a nice, leisurely jaunt around a gorgeous glassy lake with Flatiron views in the distance.

South Mesa Trailhead has a network of pleasant trails crossing the South Boulder Creek. Avoid Towhee Trail however, which is closed to dogs.

Chautauqua Trailhead is a popular choice for bikers with their dogs, a variety of trails will put you up close to the Flatirons.


Be safe and have fun out there!

Celebrate Our Great Nation – Local Fireworks Update

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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.

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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

 

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The Modern Architecture + Design Society was proud to return to Boulder for the first time in 5 years to present the Boulder MA+DS Modern Home Tour! 

The Modern Architecture + Design Society was proud to return to Boulder for the first time in 5 years to present the Boulder MA+DS Modern Home Tour! 

Only 6 incredibly special homes were chosen to be featured on the tour which showcased the best of modern architecture and design in Boulder County.

Participants were invited to take a self-guided tour through each home, and finish at The Aspen Leaf House, a one of a kind home designed by Charles Haertling, to enjoy an after party hosted by Candace Loving, a broker with Colorado Landmark, Realtors.

Guests were allowed to go at their own pace and in their own order through the featured homes which included 52 Boulder View Lane, also known as the Aspen Leaf Home, 6590 Lakeview Dr., a gorgeous home overlooking Baseline Lake, and the Alder House which is built primarily out of shipping containers.

Thank you to the hundreds of guests who turned out to experience the best designs that Boulder has to offer!

2 of the 6 homes that were featured on the tour are currently for sale through Colorado Landmark, Realtors. For more information click here!

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2 of the 6 homes chosen to be featured are currently for sale through Colorado Landmark, Realtors.

6590 Lakeview Drive – Listed by Meghan Bach  619-955-2788

This stunning contemporary masterpiece is quintessential Boulder, outperforming in every facet. Perched on an acre, endless wow views synergistically converge with exceptional Craftsmanship, Architecture & Design. An avatar of Efficiency, Sustainability & Automation. Shimmering lake, verdant Foothills & graceful Flatirons embrace you at every turn in this High IQ, NetZero home. Symbiotic outdoors-in floor plan engaging every square foot. Retreat to your private sauna or soak in the views.

 

 

 

52 Boulder View Lane – Listed by Joel Ripmaster 303-641-3377

Ask yourself, what would it be like to be at one with nature? “We need the tonic of wilderness…” Thoreau wrote as he sat by Walden Pond pondering this question. Renowned Boulder architect, Charles Haertling, captured this essence in the last home of his storied career, The Aspen Leaf Home. Perched overlooking the Boulder Valley and replicating the organic form of its namesake this home is artistry in Architecture. Let the natural splendor beguile you and live wild and free as nature intended.

 

Oktoberfest Celebrations

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Thank you to everyone who came to Bohemian Biergarten to celebrate Oktoberfest with Colorado Landmark, Realtors!  We love having the opportunity to spend time with you and grow our wonderful CLR community!  

Timbers Kauai Ocean Club and Residences

Have you ever dreamed of owning property on the garden island of Kauai? If so, then please consider looking at Timbers Kauai Ocean Club and Residences. It is perched on one of the most celebrated sites in all of Hawaii, a premier oceanfront location within the renowned Hokuala Resort. This may be the last opportunity of it’s kind, the residences rise out of the very edge of the Pacific and offer a rare and exclusive chance to call this magical place home.

Timbers Kauai Ocean Club and Residences include an array of exquisite ownership opportunities at various price points including two, three, and four bedroom homes sold as luxury residences, townhomes, or Residence Club interests. With both wholly owned and fractional ownership opportunities available, families are allowed to scale their level of ownership to perfectly match their lifestyle. Plus with every single home you’ll enjoy spectacular views, not just of the Pacific but of the striking mountains, surrounding lagoons and the beautiful lush golf course.

Ownership at Timbers Kauai is as effortless as it is enjoyable, with owners enjoying membership to exclusive amenities, activities and programming at the Hokuala Club, featuring member benefits at the Ocean Course at Hokuala, Kauai’s only signature Jack Nicklaus course, plus exclusive access to to Beach Club at Kalapaki Beach. At Timbers Kauai, you are an instant local, personal concierge services, including our Adventure Guides will get you to the island’s best kept secrets for dining, local art, beaches, fishing holes, reef breaks and dive spots. Lessons are available for outrigger canoeing and stand-up paddle board or you can have your own one on one instructions with top surfers, all of which will gain you direct access to the real authentic Kauai!

Aloha!

For More Information, visit Timbers Kauai or contact:

Patsy Garlinghouse
Colorado Landmark, Realtors
patsy@coloradolandmark.com
303-919-0720

Brett Sawyer Contributes Expertise to LeadingRE Panel

One of Colorado Landmark, Realtors’ amazing broker associates, Brett Sawyer, contributed his expertise to a panel at The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Performance SUMMIT, brettwhich took place February 22-24 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

The panel was made up of six talented, diverse, and top-producing agents from around the country, and was moderated by LeadingRE CEO Pam O’Connor. Panel members discussed their most intriguing transactions and lessons learned in the industry, as well as their best strategies and tips for navigating the market. Sawyer zeroed in on business planning and referrals in his portion of the presentation, which was delivered to approximately 400 agents.

The panel presentation was recorded on video, and will be used in a future LeadingRE Institute course. We are ever thankful for our incredible team of brokers, and to be a part of the BEST real estate network in the world, LeadingRE.

VP Jennifer Fly Presents on “Best Technology & Social Media Tools” at Annual LeadingRE Summit

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March 1st, 2016

(Boulder, CO) –  Jennifer Fly, Vice President of Colorado Landmark, Realtors, spoke at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Performance SUMMIT, which took place February 22-24 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, which attracted a prestigious audience of nearly 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

Performance SUMMIT was open exclusively   to sales professionals from companies affiliated with LeadingRE, a global community  of independent real estate companies  awarded membership based on rigorous  standards for service and performance.

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FLY PRESENTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY IN REAL ESTATE

Sessions addressed a wide range of real  estate topics, including how today’s  globally aware consumers, the  sociopolitical climate, the economy and the  upcoming U.S. Presidential election will  impact the real estate market. Participants  explored new approaches for marketing,  social media and technology and exchanged ideas on how to best meet the needs of home buyers and sellers.

Fly presented information on Best Technology and Social Media Tools, sharing insights on best practices and uses of social media applications like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, for real estate professionals and companies.

Fly was among a notable line-up of speakers, which included David Gregory, television host, author and former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press; James Kane, author, behavioral scientist and the world’s foremost expert on loyalty; and Erik Stolhanske, actor, writer and producer of major motion pictures.

“I am so proud to be a part of such an elite group of real estate professionals,” said Fly. “It brings me a lot of satisfaction to be able to share my knowledge of cutting edge technology and social media tools within the industry in this way.”

“Having our member speakers so generously share their insights and strategies with their fellow members is one of the most beneficial things about our conference,” said Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of LeadingRE.jen “We are thankful for their contributions to the program and for helping ensure our sessions are relevant and impactful, as we strive to offer today’s home buyers and sellers the very best service.”

Colorado Landmark, Realtors is one of the only Boulder representatives of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. As a member of LeadingRE, Colorado Landmark, Realtors provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in any market.

 

Colorado Landmark Nominated for FIVE 2015 Leading RE Awards!

We are extremely excited to announce that Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been nominated for not one…not three…but FIVE 2015 Leading RE Awards!

2015 was a tremendous year at CLR, and we are so grateful to be recognized in this special way at the Leading RE Conference in Miami, running February 20-26th. Re-visit the blog for updates on the outcome of our nominations!

Colorado Landmark, Realtors was nominated for the following 2015 Awards:

  • Agent Production Award for Highest Average Production – Volume (Up to 499 Sales Sides)

  • Website Quality Certification – Best Property Search Award

  • Award of Excellence for Outgoing Referral Production

  • Award of Excellence for Outgoing Sales Production in Equivalent Closings

  • Pinnacle Award  (recognizing companies with the most outgoing revenue-generating referrals)

A huge thank you to all of our wonderful clients, amazing brokers, dedicated staff, outstanding community partners, and the great Leading RE family we belong to, for making these achievements possible.

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CLR’s 2015 Holiday Party Enjoyed By All

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(from L to R): Vanessa Prochaska, General Manager; Jennifer Fly, Vice President; Joel Ripmaster, Founder and President; Brittany Whynot, Director of Relocation and Broker Services; Christi George, Assistant to President

Colorado Landmark, Realtors is more than a company – it’s a family. And like many families, we LOVE spending time together around the holidays!

Our 2015 Holiday Party was held last evening at the beautiful Chautauqua Dining Hall, and turned out to be a fantastic night filled with great food, laughter, lively conversation, and excellent live music provided by Phil Johnson & company. We are so grateful to all of our clients, agents, and staff for another fabulous year!

From all of us at Colorado Landmark, HAPPY HOLIDAYSmay they be merry and bright!

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LuxeTrends by Luxury Portfolio

We LOVE everything that has to do with the home – especially when it comes to the latest real estate trends, design concepts, luxury destinations and more. If you are anything like us, you’ll fall in love LuxeTrends, a gorgeous and wonderful 1luxury lifestyle e-newsletter created by Luxury Portfolio. Every 6 weeks, receive a FREE LuxeTrends newsletter right to your inbox. Learn about some of the best luxury products on the market, high-end fashion trends, interior design ideas and so much more! Interested? Sign-up to receive this free luxury e-newsletter by clicking HERE or give us a call so we can sign you up. We would love to connect you! With our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio, Leading RE’s beautiful luxury marketing division, our firm has access to its award-winning website, LuxuryPortfolio.com as well as a robust menu of marketing services, tools, advertising and partnerships all designed to showcase the luxury properties of all their member brokerages.

Take a look below to get a glimpse of the most recent LuxeTrends newsletter. Color of the year? MARSALA.

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