December 2013

Found 9 blog entries for December 2013.

NYE 2014
Image via: www.millenniumhotels.com

What will you be doing this NYE 2014 in Boulder, Colorado? If you still don't know, check out these great events!

New Year's Eve James Bond Ball at the Hotel Boulderado
Absinthe House New Year's 2014
Millennium Harvest House Hotel New Year's Party
Out With the Old, In With the New at Twisted Pine Brewing Company
SALT New Year's Celebrations & Libations
New Year's Eve Dance Party at the Avalon Ballroom
New Year's Eve at Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
New Year's Eve Dinner Chautauqua Dining Hall
New Year's Eve featuring One On One at Nissi's
WOW!'s New Year's Eve Party World of Wonder Children's Museum

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Whenever you move into a new city, it's important to choose an area with the right schools for your children. Boulder, Colorado and its surrounding cities provide great schools for all age groups and even adults. This is not only a college town, but also a vibrant community with plenty of excellent schools.

For more information and ratings go to: greatschools.org

Boulder Valley School District

This district includes preschools, elementary, middle and high schools serving the area. Top rated schools in this district include:

  • Bear Creek Elementary School 10/10
  • Douglass Elementary School 10/10
  • Flatirons Elementary School 9/10
  • Mesa Elementary School 10/10
  • Superior Elementary School 10/10
  • High Peaks Elementary School 10/10
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Shopping locally in the Boulder area is gratifying, especially during the holidays.   Local businesses greatly appreciate your support, and we think it is more fun to spend our hard-earned dollars in our own community.  Here are just a few last minute gift ideas to consider with local businesses in mind.

Junestones - Our friend June Lantz just launched her new business Junestones, gorgeous handmade semi-precious gemstone and leather wrap bracelets.  They are one of our favorite gifts that we're giving this year.  Handcrafted, each bracelet is special and unique since the stones are carefully selected and offer distinctive healing energies.  June can even custom design bracelets for specific individuals (or you!). "Each and every stone I work with

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Now that the cold weather has moved into the Boulder area, you are probably looking for something fun to do indoors, right? Well, I am here to remind you about the many bowling opportunities in the area. Although there is actually only one hometown bowling alley in the City of Boulder, which happens to be on the CU campus, there are several other places to bowl in nearby cities such as Lafayette, Colorado and others! Not to mention, some of which go well beyond your traditional old school alleys. So, the next time you want something to do with your kids, friends, grandparents or for date night, consider knocking down some pins at one of the Front Range's bowling alleys.

image via: umc.colorado.edu
See below for information on the hottest places to bowl around Boulder.
 

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Life is a composite of good times and not so good times, highs and lows interspersed with a multitude of middles. As we trek toward the end of another year this is an opportune time to reflect back on the events and circumstances that led us down the path to where we find ourselves today.

From a real estate perspective, Boulder County and the Boulder Valley area have experienced relatively good times in 2013.

Home mortgage interest rates vacillated between 3.34% (January) and 4.58% (August) for the traditional thirty-year fixed rate loan. Not a dramatic shift, but a 1% rate differential on a $615,000 home (median price in Boulder) with an 80% loan-to-value ($492,000 mortgage) is approximately $280.00 per month in additional principle and interest.

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It is our pleasure to support local artisans and craft folk.  Here a few recommended and fun holiday Arts & Craft Fairs coming up in and around Boulder. 

Image via: facebook.com/FireflyHandmade

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market - Friday through Sunday, December 6-8, 2013.  Featuring 80+ Colorado artisans. 1600 Pearl Street, downtown Boulder. https://www.fireflyhandmade.com 

ARTastic Market - Friday, Dec 6, 2013, 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m.  One-stop, shop your heART out holiday gift market.  Horizons K-8 School, 4545 Sioux Dr., Boulder 
 
Winter Farmer's Market and Holiday Gift Show - Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 , 2013. Colorado handcrafted gifts, goodies and local food, brought to you by the producers of the Boulder and Longmont Farmer's Market.  Boulder

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Many restaurants and bars provide great happy hour specials in Boulder, Colorado. If you enjoy trying out a new place when they're providing discounts, the following happy hours will provide the perfect opportunity to try something new, even if you don't live in communities of Downtown Boulder.

The Attic Bar & Bistro

Happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday and from 9pm to Close on Sundays at The Attic. They provide a number of appetizers for $2, $3 and $5. Along with food specials, you can enjoy $2 well drinks, $2.5o drafts, $3.75 wines and many other drinks specials.

Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern

From 4pm to 6pm on Monday through Friday, you can enjoy a half-price tavern food menu, along with $3 draft beers, $4 glasses of wine,

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There are a few different ways to remove wallpaper, but the only real way to know for sure what you need to do, is to start getting into the project and figure out what you are dealing with!  Newer wallpaper that has a vinyl top layer tends to be the easiest to remove, so if that is what you determine you have, consider yourself lucky.  If you have got the old stuff, multiple layers, painted over wallpaper or an unfinished wall behind everything, you have quite the little project on your hands.  Ah but don’t fret, worst case scenario it’s really nothing that a sander, chemical remover-solution and a good scraper can’t get off.  Of course when things go down that path, you might also be looking at a few repairs to the wall as well. 
 
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