40 hours ago

Your summer vacation dreams can still become ...

Your summer vacation dreams can still become a reality!

    10 Great Last-Minute Summer Getaways You Can Book in July
    Chasing the Deal Just because the summer is halfway over doesn't mean it's too late for a life-changing summer vacation. Here are 10 great trips that are best booked in July.
    https://www.nytimes.com

2 days ago

If you don't eat gluten, no worries! These re...

If you don't eat gluten, no worries! These restaurants can accommodate you.

    15 Denver-Area Eateries With Gluten-Free Options
    Gluten-free diners face plenty of restrictions. In the past, this may have meant sacrificing flavor, but creative Denver chefs are turning the tables on gluten-free cuisine. From Italian and Brazilian eateries to indulgent bakeries, Pan-Latin American canteens to American classics, here are 15 spots in the Denver area that are not only accommodating gluten-free diets, but celebrating them.
    https://denver.eater.com

4 days ago

Ellsworth Stormwater Pipe (meeting recap)

On Tuesday, July 10, a meeting was held at Graland Country Day School to inform neighbors of the planned construction by Denver Public Works to address persistent, nuisance flooding along Ellsworth Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Birch Street in Hilltop.  DPW will be upgrading the existing storm infrastructure in the area beginning in late July/early August.  The project will begin at the intersection of Ellsworth & Colorado Blvd and continue east along Ellsworth to Birch St.  The project is anticipated to last approximately 4 months until the end of November, 2018.  While underway, Ellsworth Avenue will be closed in both directions for one block at a time beginning at Colorado Blvd and ending at Birch St.  Plan for alternative routes during the construction period.

    Ellsworth Stormwater Pipe (meeting recap) * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    On Tuesday, July 10, a meeting was held at Graland Country Day School to inform neighbors of the planned construction by Denver Public Works to address persistent, nuisance flooding along Ellsworth Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Birch Street in Hilltop. DPW will be upgrading the existing storm infrastructure in the area beginning in late July/early August.
    http://denverhilltop.com

5 days ago

Update on Crime & Safety

Andy Walvoord – Co-Chair of our Association’s Crime & Safety Committee attended the July 10 monthly meeting of the District 3 Community Advisory Board.  We post here a few observation of his from the meeting:

    Update on Crime & Safety * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Andy Walvoord - Co-Chair of our Association's Crime & Safety Committee attended the July 10 monthly meeting of the District 3 Community Advisory Board. We post here a few observation of his from the meeting: Through the end of June, crime in Hilltop is still up 21% over 2017.
    http://denverhilltop.com

5 days ago

Denver Days 2018 Registration is Now Open

Looking for an excuse to meet the new neighbors? Let DenverDays help out. They’ll even waive fees for park and block party permits AND provide free street barricades for residential block parties.

    Denver Days 2018 Registration is Now Open * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Looking for an excuse to meet the new neighbors? Let DenverDays help out. They'll even waive fees for park and block party permits AND provide free street barricades for residential block parties. What is Denver Days? Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors not only knew their neighbors but as a result felt ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

5 days ago

New Community Park Playground is now open

The playground within Boulevard One’s five-acre Community Park is becoming a go-to spot for youngsters and parents. Please stay clear of areas around the park that are still under construction. The playground is located at Oneida Court and Lowry Boulevard. Lowry Boulevard at the park is not yet open to public traffic or parking.  You can read more about this and other updates from Boulevard One here.

    New Community Park Playground is now open * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    The playground within Boulevard One's five-acre Community Park is becoming a go-to spot for youngsters and parents. Please stay clear of areas around the park that are still under construction. The playground is located at Oneida Court and Lowry Boulevard. Lowry Boulevard at the park is not yet open to public traffic or parking.
    http://denverhilltop.com

5 days ago

11th Avenue Street Closure July 11 – 13th

Notice from Continuum Partners regarding construction activity on the 9+CO Redevelopment.  Starting Wednesday, July 11th to Friday, July 13th, 11th Avenue , from Bellaire Street to Ash Street will be closed for construction purposes. Street closure will be set up Wednesday morning.  11th Avenue may open periodically in the afternoons.   If you have any questions or concerns please contact Asher Berge, Assistant Project Manger with Martines Palmeiro Construction, Office: 303-926-4949 or email: aberge@mpconstruction.com.

    11th Avenue Street Closure July 11 - 13th * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Notice from Continuum Partners regarding construction activity on the 9+CO Redevelopment. Starting Wednesday, July 11th to Friday, July 13th, 11th Avenue , from Bellaire Street to Ash Street will be closed for construction purposes. Street closure will be set up Wednesday morning. 11th Avenue may open periodically in the afternoons.
    http://denverhilltop.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

"Poland is taking steps to soften a controver...

"Poland is taking steps to soften a controversial law that means anyone who accuses the nation of complicity during the Holocaust could be handed a prison sentence of up to three years." https://www.npr.org/2018/06/27/623865367/poland-backtracks-on-a-controversial-holocaust-speech-law?utm_source=AMN+with+article&utm_campaign=AMN+Push+with+article&utm_medium=email

    Poland Backtracks On A Controversial Holocaust Speech Law
    Poland is taking steps to soften a controversial law that means anyone who accuses the nation of complicity during the Holocaust could be handed a prison sentence of up to three years. President Andrzej Duda signed the bill into law in February, after it was proposed by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party.
    https://www.npr.org

Jul 07

Keep up with the World Cup at these places!

Keep up with the World Cup at these places!

    15 Winning Denver Sports Bars
    The following fan hangouts know how to satisfy insatiable sports buffs with a spread of brews, booze, bites, and multiple big screen TVs. Of course, this is Broncos Country, but die-hard Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rapids fans too can view their games live and up-close.
    https://denver.eater.com

Jul 06

These lemonade cocktails combine the refreshi...

These lemonade cocktails combine the refreshing flavor of lemons with other fruits, a variety of types of alcohol, and aromatic herbs. Sounds delicious!

    Best Lemonade Cocktail Recipe Ideas For Summer Drinks
    Try these refreshing lemonade cocktail recipes, just in time for summer. Whether entertaining for a crowd or just fashioning yourself a treat, they're sure to satisfy.
    https://domino.com

Jun 28

Crime Prevention Tips and Free License Plate Locks

The Denver Police Department report several recent thefts of garage door remotes from vehicles and wish to advise you to take your garage door opener/remote into your residence.  Also refrain from leaving valuables and keys to vehicle/house in your vehicle.

    Crime Prevention Tips and Free License Plate Locks * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    The Denver Police Department report several recent thefts of garage door remotes from vehicles and wish to advise you to take your garage door opener/remote into your residence. Also refrain from leaving valuables and keys to vehicle/house in your vehicle. In addition, the Denver Police would like to offer license plate locks for your vehicle.
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 28

Recruiting Boomer Volunteers to Help Neighbors

What if “Age” is really short for “Agent of Change?” Boomers Leading Change believe that experience creates impact and they offer volunteers meaningful work where they may make a difference in people’s lives. Boomers Leading Change is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps Encore service for people age 55 and older.   The AmeriCorps Encore program trains people in effective ways to help our metro Denver neighbors live fuller lives including helping older adults age in place, providing food security to the hungry, and overcoming barriers so people in need have better access to social and medical services.  Applicant interviews for AmeriCorps Encore volunteer positions start on June 19 and will continue through the summer.  Visit BoomersLeadingChange.org for more information.

    Recruiting Boomer Volunteers to Help Neighbors * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    What if "Age" is really short for "Agent of Change?" Boomers Leading Change believe that experience creates impact and they offer volunteers meaningful work where they may make a difference in people's lives. Boomers Leading Change is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps Encore service for people age 55 and older.
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 28

It's time to start thinking about patriotic s...

It's time to start thinking about patriotic snacks! Here's a good place to start.

    Easy 4th Of July Recipes That Will Impress Party Guests
    Fire up the grill, raid the farmer's market for the best seasonal produce, and choose one (or several) of these tasty and time-maximizing treats, which are best enjoyed with friends and family.
    https://domino.com

Jun 27

It's almost fireworks time!

It's almost fireworks time!

    Denver 4th of July Celebrations! | The Denver Ear
    I've come to learn there are two types of 'holiday people' in this world. On one side you have those who love the fall/winter holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and on the other you have those who live for the summer holidays of 4th of July and Labor Day.
    https://www.thedenverear.com

Jun 26

Our Cranmer Park Community Picnic is this coming Monday July 2nd!

Join us at Cranmer Park for our Independence Day picnic on Monday, July 2nd from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.

    Our Cranmer Park Community Picnic is this coming Monday July 2nd! * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Join us at Cranmer Park for our Independence Day picnic on Monday, July 2nd from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park. We'll have an assortment of sweet and savory food trucks and The Denver Municipal Band's Jazz Quintet will play patriotic, jazz and popular music while we wait for the Glendale ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 26

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Jun 23

It turns out enjoying adult beverages while a...

It turns out enjoying adult beverages while also enjoying adorable, furry creatures has become a really popular thing to do!

    6 events where you can drink and hang out with animals in Denver
    Bucket list item you never knew you wanted: Drinking with animals. You know we're truly living in high times when going to a Yappy Hour isn't just a possibility, but you have to choose which one of the many options to attend.
    https://theknow.denverpost.com

Jun 23

Jun 22

Netflix just announced plans to make Summer ‘...

Netflix just announced plans to make Summer ‘18 all about the rom com!

    Netflix Wants You To Have a Steamy, Rom Com-Fueled Summer
    If warm weather just makes you want to watch Dirty Dancing and Grease instead of go outside, you're in luck: Netflix is on a mission to bring back the rom com this summer, and we are here for it.
    https://www.apartmenttherapy.com

Jun 21

Notice of Revised Alcohol Policy Public Hearing July 11

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City & County of Denver has proposed revisions to the Alcohol Policy as of June 15, 2018. The intent of the proposed revisions is to simplify the policy, provide more clarity to permit holders and park users, and add consistency for permitted events. In addition, the proposed revisions are intended to allow for the public consumption of wine and beer in Denver parks, to address the change in state law effective January 2019. This revision will sunset at the end of 2019, in order to review potential effects. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on this revised policy on July 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, held at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, located at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.F.6. A copy of the Alcohol Policy, as modified, is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and accessible through the Denver Parks and Recreation website.

    Notice of Revised Alcohol Policy Public Hearing July 11 * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Notice is hereby given that the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City & County of Denver has proposed revisions to the Alcohol Policy as of June 15, 2018. The intent of the proposed revisions is to simplify the policy, provide more clarity to permit holders and park users, and add consistency for permitted ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 21

Cherry Creek Restoration Project – Public Hearing June 28

Please join the City of Denver, Denver Water, Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District for a public meeting on the Cherry Creek Restoration Project from Quebec to Iliff. Stop by to learn more about the design and construction that will start in 2019.

    Cherry Creek Restoration Project - Public Hearing June 28 * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Please join the City of Denver, Denver Water, Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District for a public meeting on the Cherry Creek Restoration Project from Quebec to Iliff. Stop by to learn more about the design and construction that will start in 2019.
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 20

Jun 18

Behind the Wings, Episode 17 – F-16 Viper

    Behind the Wings, Episode 17 - F-16 Viper
    Curator Matthew Burchette gets up close and personal with one of the world's most powerful fighters, the F-16 Viper. Check out the "seeker" tip on the AIM-9 Sidewinder, feel the WHOOSH of 1,600 MPH as you stand on the runway at Buckley AFB and meet a professional F-16 pilot with more than two decades of experience.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

Jun 14

Public Hearing Set for August 15 for Standard Cabaret License at Inga’s Alpine Tavern

Notification to RNO:

    Public Hearing Set for August 15 for Standard Cabaret License at Inga's Alpine Tavern * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Notification to RNO: You are hereby notified that pursuant to the Colorado Liquor and Beer Codes, and the Denver Revised Municipal Code, JLM Triple Crown, LLC doing business as Inga's Alpine Tavern: Margaret Moore, Member, Jeremy Matzke, Member, Leigh Jones, Member, 5151 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, Colorado has by application of May 11, 2018, requested the ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 14

FREE Paint Recycling Event in Denver on Saturday, June 23

We all have unused paint taking up space in our closets, garages or basements, right?  Denver residents and businesses are invited to drop off unused, unwanted paint at a one-day paint recycling event on Saturday, June 23 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The event will accept unwanted cans of house paint, stains, primers, sealers, and clear top coatings (varnish and shellac).

    FREE Paint Recycling Event in Denver on Saturday, June 23 * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    We all have unused paint taking up space in our closets, garages or basements, right? Denver residents and businesses are invited to drop off unused, unwanted paint at a one-day paint recycling event on Saturday, June 23 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 14

Are any of these longstanding Denver restaura...

Are any of these longstanding Denver restaurants your go-to for dinner?

    19 Denver Restaurants That Have Stood the Test of Time
    Exponential growth is exciting, but it's also exhausting. In a scene where the only constant has been change for the past 10 years, Denver diners can be forgiven for craving the comfort of the old over the shock of the new, now and then.
    https://denver.eater.com

Jun 14

Jun 13

Ever considered planning a summer getaway to....

Ever considered planning a summer getaway to...Missouri? Condé Nast Traveler says you should, if only to explore the crumbling castle at the heart of Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

    Travel magazine names Ha Ha Tonka State Park most beautiful place in Missouri
    Ha Ha Tonka Spring and the ruins of a 20th century castle are highlights of this popular state park at Lake of the Ozarks. In a recent article published by Condé Nast Traveler, the Lake of the Ozarks' Ha Ha Tonka State Park, located at 1491 State Highway D near Camdenton, was named the most beautiful place in Missouri.
    http://www.lakenewsonline.com

Jun 12

Public hearing June 19 to review designation application for South Denver’s Wellshire Park Cottage

The Landmark Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing June 19 on the historic designation application submitted for the Wellshire Park Cottage, a French Eclectic style house built in 1926.  The house is located at 2900 S. University Blvd., in the Wellshire neighborhood, just south of the intersection of Yale Avenue and University Boulevard in South Denver, but was built in what was then unincorporated Arapahoe County. It was the first and only home from the Wellshire Park Subdivision, planned by developers George Olinger and Lloyd Fulenwider, but was not fully developed or annexed into the City and County of Denver until after World War II.

    Public hearing June 19 to review designation application for South Denver's Wellshire Park Cottage * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    The Landmark Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing June 19 on the historic designation application submitted for the Wellshire Park Cottage, a French Eclectic style house built in 1926. The house is located at 2900 S. University Blvd., in the Wellshire neighborhood, just south of the intersection of Yale Avenue and University Boulevard in ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 12

Denver Animal Protection Warns Residents About Dangers of Leaving Pets Unattended in Hot Vehicles

Since the beginning of 2018, DAP has received 135 calls regarding dogs left inside vehicles during extreme temperatures. Never lean an animal in a hot car. On a warm day, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach 120°F in a matter of minutes – even with the windows cracked. If you see a dog in a hot car immediately call 311 and familiarize yourself with the Good Samaritan law that provides legal immunity for people who break a car window to save an animal. More info from Denver Animal Protection.

    Denver Animal Protection Warns Residents About Dangers of Leaving Pets Unattended in Hot Vehicles * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Since the beginning of 2018, DAP has received 135 calls regarding dogs left inside vehicles during extreme temperatures. Never lean an animal in a hot car. On a warm day, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach 120°F in a matter of minutes - even with the windows cracked.
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 09

If you’re itching for a getaway but haven’t s...

If you’re itching for a getaway but haven’t settled upon a location, here are some suggestions! Fewer crowds, off-season deals or special events make this summer the best time to visit.

    18 best places to travel for summer 2018
    (CNN) - Deciding where to take that long-anticipated summer vacation can be a daunting challenge. Consider one of the following destinations where off-season deals, fewer crowds or special events make this the right time to go.
    https://www.cnn.com

Jun 07

Behind the Wings, Episode 16 – The Future of Space Exploration

    Behind the Wings, Episode 16 - The Future of Space Exploration
    Go behind the scenes at the world's premier space conference. Curator Matthew Burchette attends the exclusive Space Symposium in Colorado Springs to talk with the companies changing the way humanity will explore the final frontier. Hear from a NASA astronaut and the head of Glenn Research Center, see the vehicle replacing the space shuttle, learn about a company building robots in space and lots more.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

Jun 07

Wings Over the Rockies Announces Opening Weekend For Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport

    Wings Over the Rockies Announces Opening Weekend For Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport
    Denver, CO - June 7, 2018 - On Saturday, July 21 st, a transformative aerospace attraction will open on the south side of Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. The Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery will open its doors after almost a decade of planning and fundraising and will be South Denver Metro's newest and most captivating attraction.
    https://wingsmuseum.org

Jun 06

Jun 05

The Long and the Short of STRs in the ‘hood

Short-term rentals (STR) are residential properties available for rent for a period ranging from 1-29 days.  The City and County of Denver requires hosts to obtain a license in order to offer a short-term rental (STR).  To qualify a host must meet the following:

    The Long and the Short of STRs in the 'hood * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Short-term rentals (STR) are residential properties available for rent for a period ranging from 1-29 days. The City and County of Denver requires hosts to obtain a license in order to offer a short-term rental (STR). To qualify a host must meet the following: Must be a legal resident of the United States.
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 04

Update on Monaco Parkway Improvements

Work along the east side of Monaco Parkway will continue through this summer.

    Update on Monaco Parkway Improvements * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    Work along the east side of Monaco Parkway will continue through this summer. The Lowry Redevelopment Authority is adding a new sidewalk, 12-foot-wide tree lawn, 27 new street trees and 5.3 acres of new landscape behind the sidewalk. Overhead utilities have been put underground. New traffic signals at Lowry Boulevard and Monaco Parkway will be ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

Jun 02

Neighbors Spruce Up the Park

The tiny parkway between Dexter Street and Belo Horizonte (just off of Cranmer Park) got a little love and attention from members of the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association on Saturday morning, June 2.  Ken and Kay Malo came up with the suggestion for this service project and supplied the coffee and donuts.  We all came armed with a lawn tool and got to work right away clearing out dead branches and removing weeds.  Nearby neighbors lent us compost and trash bins and even joined us after seeing our efforts — great to meet new people and get a helping hand.   And our new best friend, Gil Salas, from Public Works, came by several times to pick up the debris and save us quite a bit of work hauling it away.

    Neighbors Spruce Up the Park * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    The tiny parkway between Dexter Street and Belo Horizonte (just off of Cranmer Park) got a little love and attention from members of the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association on Saturday morning, June 2. Ken and Kay Malo came up with the suggestion for this service project and supplied the coffee and donuts.
    http://denverhilltop.com

May 31

You'll want to go to the airport just for the...

You'll want to go to the airport just for the food!

    Where to Dine at the Denver International Airport
    Traveling through Denver International Airport this holiday season? That catchy train jingle isn't the only thing to look forward to once inside the terminal. While DIA isn't exactly a food destination, it does offer some high-quality and guaranteed-to-kill-time food and beverage options.
    https://denver.eater.com

May 30

Because if they're not Instagram-worthy, why ...

Because if they're not Instagram-worthy, why bother having them?

    The Secret to Getting Instagram-Worthy Plants
    We all know on some level, even if we forget from time to time, that the filtered and staged images we see on Instagram aren't exactly real life. Take, for instance, a picture-perfect plant placed in just the right woven basket in a ubiquitous pale-palette living room.
    https://www.apartmenttherapy.com

May 30

Update on Sundial Reconstruction

The weather has been cooperative and work has been proceeding at a good pace.  Denise Sanderson, Co-Chair of the Save Our Sundial project is keeping tabs on the project and shares the following update: Stone Masons Working at the Sundial Terrace.

    Update on Sundial Reconstruction * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    The weather has been cooperative and work has been proceeding at a good pace. Denise Sanderson, Co-Chair of the Save Our Sundial project is keeping tabs on the project and shares the following update: Stone Masons Working at the Sundial Terrace.
    http://denverhilltop.com

May 29

Denver Days 2018 takes place August 4-12

What is Denver Days??  Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors not only knew their neighbors but as a result felt safer and more connected to the communities they call home. Five years ago the Mayor turned that vision into reality by creating Denver Days, a program during the first week of August that encourages neighbors to get to know their neighbors by hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings.  Park Permits are free-of-charge to those holding a picnic or public event, both of which must be free and open to the public. Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the event.  Denver Days events must abide by Denver Parks Rules and Regulations.

    Denver Days 2018 takes place August 4-12 * Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association
    What is Denver Days?? Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors not only knew their neighbors but as a result felt safer and more connected to the communities they call home. Five years ago the Mayor turned that vision into reality by creating Denver Days, a program during the first week of August ...
    http://denverhilltop.com

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May 24

Discover your new favorite restaurant!

Discover your new favorite restaurant!

    Five Places Worth Trying This Weekend
    New to the Five Points neighborhood, Famous Original J's Pizza brings New York slices to those Denver transplants dreaming of an oversized portion of melty cheese and savory sweet sauce.
    https://denver.eater.com

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