Archive for the ‘Loveland’ Category

Freshly Roasted Coffee in Freshly Fired Cups - April 27th

April 25th, 2012 by Maryjo Morgan

Pottery Coffee MugWhat:
Coffee Tasting & Pottery Making
Friday, April 27, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Q&C Studios, 115 West 2nd Street, Loveland
There will be food.  🙂

Tom Helm is a Loveland coffee roaster. On Friday his  Brewsworthy Coffee is partnering with a local ceramicist for a night of coffee tasting and education about pottery making, coffee roasting, and various coffee brewing methods.

Visit the Q&C Studios on West 2nd Street, taste some great coffee and learn about pottery making!

This event is free to the public, and while items will be available for sale, this event is intended for education and fun. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Helm says this about his coffee, "We have NO stale roasted beans lying around. We roast your coffee, to your specifications, when you order it. If you want a light roast, an espresso roast, or any roast in between, we make sure you receive your coffee the way you want it!


Need a truly GREAT gift for Christmas giving?

December 4th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

Loveland 365 - the perfect gift!

Now that the book - Loveland 365 - has been in people's hands and homes, they are telling us how they must sit down, how they take their time going page by page. They tell us they are delighted to see places they love and people they know. We often hear, "I wish I'd ordered one. My mom (or brother or teacher) would love that for Christmas."

The books are still available through Alternatives to Violence and Habitat for Humanity. Don't delay! You will have a limited edition gift to give someone special ... and your purchase will benefit a local non-profit.

Alternatives to Violence    Call: 669-5150 (closed Fridays)
Habitat for Humanity    Call: 970-669-9769


Starring in The Muppets!

December 4th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan


Gunnar Smith

The Muppets came out the day before Thanksgiving.

Did you see Loveland's own Gunnar Smith (he's on page 049 of "Loveland 365") in the movie? Gunnar plays Gary at age 6?

Pay attention - you will be seeing this rising star more often in the near future!

Photo for Loveland 365 by Kathryn Schroeder

Loveland 365 books make GREAT Christmas gifts

November 27th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

Lynda Nielsen, director of Alternatives to Violence, and Gwen Stephenson, executive director of Loveland Habitat for Humanity. Habitat and Alternatives to Violence are the nonprofits to benefit the most from the Loveland 365 project. Photo courtesy of LOVELAND CONNECTION

Loveland 365 Books are available through:
Alternatives to Violence
(call: 669-5150; closed Fridays)
Habitat for Humanity
(call: 970-669-9769)

John Giroux recently met with Lynda Neilsen of Alternatives to Violence and Gwen Stephenson of Habitat for Humanity to give them the remaining Loveland 365 books. Both organizations are selling the books to directly profit their nonprofits.


An article written by Rebecca Powell in the Loveland Connection, titled "Loveland 365 now can benefit nonprofits after last books delivered."

The book hand-off took pace at Henry's downtown during a "Wednesdays 4 ATV" event sponsored by the Leadership Loveland Class of 2012.

Alternatives to Violence + Habitat for Humanity!

October 18th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

Wednesday of this week,  Oct. 19th, Loveland 365 will be teaming up with Leadership Loveland at Henry's during the "Wednesdays 4 ATV" happy hour. Each Wednesday one of 7 restaurants (Applebee's, Henry's, Island Grill, Monroe's at Best Western, The Pourhouse, Sports Station or the Widow McCoy) hosts the group, whose class project is to raise awareness and funds for the Southern Larimer County Safehouse project. Grimm Brothers donates great giveaways every week, and in addition to donating 10% of all Grimm Brothers beer sales, each restaurant donates a portion of the sales on selected food items to Alternatives to Violence.

This week Henry's will be donating 10% of all Grimm Bros sales AND 10% of all dessert sales ALL DAY to Alternatives to Violence.

Copies of Loveland 365 will be available - check with our team members there. Proceeds will go to either Habitat for Humanity or Alternatives to Violence, which were in the #1 and #2 slots as the non-profits most chosen when people purchased their copies of Loveland 365.

That's right! You can still get a copy of Loveland 365!

Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Alternatives to Violence to build the Southern Larimer County Safehouse. Habitat is SO GOOD at building, it just seems "right" don't you think?

See you at Henry's on Wednesday, 10/19/11, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Loveland’s first Smashburger officially opens

June 21st, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

From 12-1 p.m. at the new Loveland Smashburger, we’re hosting a little pre-opening luncheon for the Loveland tweeters and bloggers. Our entire menu will be available for order and all on the house! Loveland’s first Smashburger officially opens on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Our  founder and chief concept officer, Tom Ryan, will also be there which is an awesome opportunity to hear about the burgers and the brand straight from the source.

The Loveland Smashburger is located at 1419 N Denver Avenue in Loveland.

Any social media mavens who’d like to attend should RSVP Becca Bijoch, Becca[at], so she can make sure they’re on the list.

Way to go!

Loveland 365 heads down the stretch

April 26th, 2011 by John Giroux

With less than 1 week to go before Loveland 365 goes to press, orders are still being taken online at  Over 700 books have been pre-sold to date with only a few remaining to be sold.  Purchase now before supplies run out.

NCBR article outlines the Loveland 365 challenge

March 16th, 2011 by Maryjo Morgan

The current edition of the Northern Colorado Business Report ran a great story about Loveland 365. In it, Tracee Sioux wote about the issues the presale paradigm presents to the Loveland 365 team.

The community support the project has received is fabulous!  We are certain, when people see the book and hold it in their hands, everyone will wish they'd ordered their copy before the deadline!

There is still time to place orders. Even more nonprofits have come on board, so finding and donating the proceeds from your book purchase to your favorite charity is easier than ever.

Thanks, Tracee Sioux and NCBR!

Click here to read "Loveland 365 shows love for nonprofits" online.

Namaqua Star Shines Brightly

November 29th, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan
Namaqua Star

The Namaqua Star

Thanks to the handiwork of 13-year old Loveland Boy Scout Max Moree the Namaqua Star in the hills west of Loveland celebrates the season in lights.

Moree took it upon himself to test and replace the strings of white bulbs that form a star in the Namaqua hills west of Loveland, Colorado.


Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez and Loveland Boy Scout Max Moree

For the first time ever, the star lit up the Fourth of July sky this past summer.  Loveland is getting plenty of use from Max's handiwork!

Ready to be haunted?

October 23rd, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan

Like being scared?

Get scared for $10!

Hearts & Horses annual House was voted one of the best in Colorado last year - they are so good at being spooky!  This weekend and next, be sure to attend this event, have fun, and help a great cause at the same time.  Just look at their poster - yikes!

This is a DO NOT MISS event! The Hearts & Horses house has been investigated by paranormal researchers on four separate occasions, and they have gathered paranormal evidence.

Don't know where Hearts & Horses is located?  Click here for a map.

In case you are not familiar with Hearts & Horses, their mission statement explains their focus:

" ... To promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of people with special needs through equine assisted therapy."

Do you wonder what part horses play in this therapy?  According to their website, Hearts & Horses uses horses because:

" ... The natural gait (movement) of the horse stimulates human walking movement in a manner that cannot be replicated mechanically. While riding, clients must constantly make postural adjustments to maintain their balance, which in turn increases their overall balance, orientation, and body awareness. Other benefits include improved muscle tone, posture, range of motion, flexibility, social skills and emotional well being. In addition, our horses provide a non-judgmental relationship, accepting individuals for who they are regardless of physical, emotional or social abilities."