Author: Cynthia McCoy

To be continued?

I don’t know what it was that drew me to this toy doll I found at a Granby yard sale Sunday, but it gave my friends the creeps. As I passed the sale, I was compelled to turn around. I’m a sucker for a good deal, and when I saw the toy — which looked like a witch maybe, a clown or mime — I thought it would fit great with my Halloween decorations. Was it the harlequin-like ruff collar and soft tunic, or the “open/close” eyes, green like mine? I noticed its head was turned around  (no tighty-righty,...

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What’s Happening

Sponsored by Michaels Audio Video in downtown Winter Park This Week’s Calendar of Events: Friday, August 18 Winter Park Resort presents its Friday Music Series 4-6 pm in The Village with live music provided by ‘80s band Final Eyes. The Friday shows are followed by Coca-Cola Family Movie Nights on the lawn, with “Finding Dory” August 18th. Both events are free and feature a different band and movie every Friday through Aug. 25th. Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park presents its Music on the Square live music series 6-8 pm in the courtyard. Enjoy “toe-tapping” rock, pop and country with local band Red Dirt Hill Aug. 18, Emily & Retta Yarbrough Aug. 25, and Woodshed Red Sept. 1. Head to the courtyard for Free live music every Friday through Sept. 1st. Ullrs Tavern in Winter Park presents live music with Dead Floyd playing the music of Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead.  Show starts around 10 pm. The Winter Park Pub presents live music with local band Tone and The Vibe starting around 6 pm. No cover. The Basement in Winter Park hosts Karaoke starting around 9 pm. The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser hosts live music with local singer / songwriter Weston Smith starting around 8 pm. No cover. Granby Farmers Market is 2-7 pm in the parking lot next to Brickhouse 40. This week is the Bark Park fundraiser BBQ and Sept....

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What’s Happening

Sponsored by Michaels Audio Video in downtown Winter Park This Week’s Calendar of Events: Friday, August 11 The 20th Annual Winter Park Craft Fair runs noon-6 pm Friday, 9 am- 6 pm Saturday, and 9 am-5 pm Sunday in the Kings Crossing Center area. Local Lions Club pancake breakfasts available Saturday and Sunday. Winter Park Resort presents its Friday Music Series 4-6 pm in The Village with live music. The Friday shows are followed by Coca-Cola Family Movie Nights on the lawn, with “The Good Dinosaur” August 11th. Both events are free and feature a different band and movie every Friday through...

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What’s Happening

Sponsored by Michaels Audio Video in downtown Winter Park This Week’s Calendar of Events: Friday, August 4 Winter Park Resort presents its Friday Music Series 4-6 pm in The Village with entertainment provided by Americana / “newgrass” band Coral Creek (originals by Chris Thompson and Bill McKay). The Friday shows are followed by Coca-Cola Family Movie Nights on the lawn, with “Space Jam” August 4th. Both events are free and feature a different band and movie every Friday through Aug. 25th. Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park presents its Music on the Square live music series 6-8 pm in the courtyard....

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Recording Studio To Soar

Photo by Jensen Sutta   Eagle Wind Sound Company of Winter Park is perched on the edge of greatness and ready to swoop into the music scene in a couple weeks. The destination recording studio is the brainchild of producer / musician PJ Olsson (Grammy-Award nominee who’s been the lead singer with the Alan Parson Project since 2003) and Tony Rosacci (lead musician with local band Tone and the Vibe, and entrepreneur real estate agent). “We’re trying to put music into this world,” Rosacci beams, “and we want to share.” Olsson plays a variety of instruments, and has released...

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What’s Happening

Sponsored by Michaels Audio Video in downtown Winter Park This Week’s Calendar of Events: Friday, July 28 Mountain Bike Capital USA weekend July 28-30, with bike skill clinics by Alison Powers and Alison Dunlap, organized rides and more. The Rough-Writers INK writing group usually meets at Big Shooter Coffee in Kremmling at 8 am. Winter Park Resort presents its Friday Music Series 4-6 pm in The Village with entertainment provided by local bluegrass band Red Dirt Hill. The Friday shows are followed by Coca-Cola Family Movie Nights on the lawn, with “Angry Birds” July 28th. Both events are free and...

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ArtAffair Hosts 44th Year

The annual Alpine ArtAffair in Winter Park returns for its 44th year this weekend, the second year at its new location nestled in Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. Admission is free. This is the eighth year at the Alpine ArtAffair for Cathy Rapp, photographer, Red Fleece Studios. She recently was named co-director of the board (to work alongside President Cheryl Day) and designed this year’s collectible poster.  It’s considered an honor, and many fair guests get an autographed keepsake. Previous artists have included Karen Vance, and Elizabeth Kurtak. Rapp said “the angle of the warm, late afternoon sun”...

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What’s Happening

Sponsored by Michaels Audio Video in downtown Winter Park This Week’s Calendar of Events: Thursday, July 20 Local singer / songwriter / guitarist Peggy Mann performs 6:30-9 pm at the Sagebrush in Grand Lake. The Winter Park / Fraser Chamber of Commerce presents its High Note Thursday free summer concert series 4-6 pm through Aug. 24 on the new permanent stage at Hideaway Park in Winter Park with The Samples July 20th. Andy Straus and guest musicians perform 7-10 pm at Randi’s Irish Pub in Winter Park. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake presents “Newsies” at 7:30 pm. Ticket...

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