There are 32 blog entries for April 2011.
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 2:07pm. 359 Views, 0 Comments.
Five Ways to ‘GreenScape’ Your Lawn
Is your yard in need of a makeover? You can give it a much-needed update while at the same time using eco-friendly landscaping to reduce your carbon footprint and adding value to your home.
There are simple, cost-saving methods to spruce up your yard that save you time, money and protect the environment. Here are five ways you can “GreenScape” your lawn, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
Make Your Soil Healthy
Use compost to feed the soil by digging one to three inches of compost into 6 to 12 inches of topsoil when making new beds or laying new grass. Fertilize existing lawns with about a half-inch of compost every spring or fall. Also, use about three inches of mulch in your
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 2:05pm. 305 Views, 0 Comments.
Turn In Unused, Expired Prescription Medications Saturday
Drug Enforcement Administration Holding Prescription Take-Back Events
DENVER — More than 100 local law enforcement agencies will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold prescription drug take-back events on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Local law enforcement and the DEA took back nearly five tons of prescription drugs last year during the a take-back day, said Attorney General John Suthers in a statement.”Prescription drug abuse by high school-aged children in our state is higher than the national average. By deciding to participate in this event, parents could be saving the life of a loved one,” said Kevin Merrill, acting special agent in charge for the DEA…
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 10:45am. 151 Views, 0 Comments.
Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 5:33pm. 331 Views, 0 Comments.
Sunday, April 24th, 2011 at 2:32pm. 268 Views, 0 Comments.
Houses seem to be getting smaller these days according to new home builders in Aurora, Co
I watched a program the other day that followed a family of 5 that moved from a huge house (house #1) to a 700 square foot house (houses #2) as an experiment.
The 700 square foot house was the size of their kitchen in house #1. There was no T.V., internet, playstation and so on. Only one small bathroom, 2 bedrooms, a small but workable kitchen and one living room where everyone could gather.
The family recognized that house #2 was much more intimate. Instead of the family being in 5 different rooms and totally separated from each other they now were together more often.
The 3 girls played outside games, jump rope, hide a seek, like the
Sunday, April 24th, 2011 at 12:50pm. 398 Views, 0 Comments.
Well, DO you know your neighbors?
Have you ever made an effort? What about a block party, or other event?
I've thrown block parties, had police officers come by to give talks, and a few other events all to get to know my neighbors. I discovered that some people don't WANT to be known! But most people really enjoy these events.
Now, the City of Arvada is making it easier with a little grant money. That's right, the City of Arvada will pay residents to throw a party!
There are some rules, of course. Check them out by clicking on the words, "Know Your Neighbor Grants". I thought this was such a charming idea.
I don't know if it's the first time this is being offered, or how quickly the money might run out.
If you don't already have a group,…
Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 5:47pm. 247 Views, 0 Comments.
Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 12:57pm. 361 Views, 0 Comments.
This event is very unusual because you will get to see how steel is melted and poured into castings. How many of us have ever seen this procedure? It will be something to see.
Also, with this event will be an exhibition of cast iron art and public reception at Martin Luther King, Jr library, skateboarding demonstrations, art galleries and street art fair.
Friday May 13 4-6 PM - Preview of exhibition of cast iron art and public reception at Martin Luther King, Jr. library
5-8 PM Art on the Fax - Open house event
Go to www.auroraartsdistrict.com for a list of open galleries and art studios.
Saturday, May 14 2-4 PM Healthy, family focused activities including skateboard…
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 11:15pm. 486 Views, 0 Comments.
Arvada's popular curbside cleanup program is back, scheduled for May 9 through May 27.
If this will be your first Curbside Cleanup, here's how it works:
- Figure out what days your street is scheduled for pickup. Here's a link to Arvada's 2011 Spring Curbside Cleanup where you can find yourself on the map, or put your address into the search bar.
- Gather up your junk. Remember, this is not intended for items that the regular trash pickup would haul away. They'll take furniture including mattresses, interior fixtures such as carpeting, drywall, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, exterior items such as gas grills (no propane bottles) fencing, lumber, lawn edging.
- They will not pick up trees, branches, shrubs, dirt, brick, rock, concrete, asphalt, roofing
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 11:37am. 302 Views, 0 Comments.
I have 2 buyers looking for homes in the USDA approved areas near Longmont. It is very difficult to find homes in this price range. We have written 4 offers with one buyer only to compete on all of them against cash buyers. Things are definitely picking up in this price range and the over $700K price range.
Good to see!