Loveland adult Easter fun

No_Co_Easter_KegNoCo Easter Keg Hunt


The Easter Keg Hunt is an annual event that keeps adults young!   A wild and crazy scavenger hunt takes place in Old Town, Fort Collins and downtown Loveland Colorado.

It is the perfect marriage between a road rally and a bar crawl!

Costumes, team color coordination, and ‘Rabbit-Wear’ is encouraged!

A kick-off takes place at a local watering hole.  Teams of 6-9 are gathered.  Each team receives a bag filled with ‘tools’ for their hunt!

Once we say the word “GO,” all teams open their first Easter Egg and privately read their

first clue. Each clue will lead teams to businesses around town where they will hunt for their eggs and solve clue after clue.

The Easter Keg Hunt is by foot, and sure to be your favorite new way to celebrate Easter!  The cost to participate is just $30 per person.  The winning team receives a large keg trophy, and every team receives drinks and goodies along the way!  We end the day between 4:30 and 5:30pm. Feel free to stick around for dinner and ‘Keg Hunt’ stories!

Due to popularity, this event is capped based on restaurant capacity.

 Loveland 2015

Hunt Date: Saturday, March 28th

Time: Kick-off is at 1:30pm (Teams can start arriving at 1:00pm)

Place: Sports Station

409 N Railroad Ave, Loveland 80538

Fort Collins 2015

Hunt Date: Saturday, April 4th

Time: Kick-off is at 1:30pm (Teams can start arriving at 1:00pm)

Place: Avrogadro’s Number

605 S Mason St, Fort Collins 80524

A portion of all proceeds from this event go to support
Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Northern Colorado.

My Big Day is a HUGE supporter of NoCo non-profits!



Loveland not getting a restaurant here

This is news about a restaurant NOT coming to Loveland, Colorado.   Why is this of importance to   Well, for one, this location in Orchard’s Shopping Center used to be a restaurant.  Additionally, people keep asking me about this place.  Orchards_Shopping_restaurant

The site in question is where Springfield’s used to be.  Or Edwardo’s.  Or the Out of Bounds. Or Happy Hour Bar. Let’s ocajust call it 281 East 29th Street, which is just south of the Office Depot in Orchards Shopping Center.

When it became the Happy Hour, the owner put lots of time and money into a new dance floor and DJ booth.  This establishment did not last long.  Recently, I saw activity there so I continued to monitor it.  When construction workers torn down the glass sunroom, I had to stop and ask what was going on.

It seems that this location will not be a Loveland bar, restaurant or night club again.  The owner is making the space more generic so it can be more readily rented.  There is a good chance it will be subdivided.   The men working on the demolition said and insurance agent is considering setting up an office there.

So, I think this no new is news.



Loveland restaurant health inspections 2/14/2015 to 2/23/15

Here are the Loveland restaurants inspected and their ratings for the period 2/14/2015 to 2/23/2015.   Restauarant-health-department_rating

For details on an individual establishment, go to the Larimer County restaurant inspection website or click on the restaurant’s name to see past inspection information.

Note that some restaurants have followup inspections so then they can improved their rating.

2/20/2015 Walgreens #09564 2370 W Eisenhower Complete Excellent
2/19/2015 Harry And David 5865 Sky Pond Drive, Ste G168 Complete Excellent
2/18/2015 Namaqua Elementary 209 North Cty Rd. 19e Complete Excellent
2/20/2015 Diamond Shamrock #645 2500 West Eisenhower Key-Item Good
2/20/2015 Schrader Country Store #380 6140 E Crossroads Blvd Complete Average
2/19/2015 Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant 1477 E Eisenhower Blvd Complete Average
2/19/2015 Monroe Elementary 1500 Monroe Complete Average
2/18/2015 Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 5929 Sky Pond Drive Complete Average
2/20/2015 Subway #16283 – Outlet 1753 Rocky Mountain Way Follow-up Follow-Up
2/19/2015 Red Robin – Americas Gourmet Burgers & Spirits Lvld 6005 Sky Pond Dr Complete Marginal

Governor’s Art Show coming to Loveland (times 24)


Contact: Pam Osborn, Show Director

(970) 663-0919

 Brad Shannon

(970) 420-8793



 24th Annual Governor’s Art Show Jury Selections Announced

2015 show features unique artists from communities throughout Colorado

Loveland, Colorado – The 24th Annual Governor’s Art Show (formerly The Annual Governor’s Invitational Art Show and Sale) is pleased to announce the participating artists in this year’s show, which will be held May 31 through June 28, 2015 at the Loveland Museum & Gallery.

Fifty-three Colorado artists will display their sculpture, photography, mixed media, oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. “Our jury really had a challenging job,” said Pam Osborn, show director. “With more than 300 entries from some of the most talented artists in the state, narrowing the field was extremely difficult.”

Featured among this year’s artists is an interesting story of an artist coming full circle and returning home. 2001 Rotary art scholarship winner Mark Bailey, who graduated from Thompson Valley High School and then attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, now lives and works in Denver as a professional artist. “I come from a family that appreciates art,” said Bailey. “I grew up attending the show and seeing the works of Quang Ho, Ron Hicks and Kim English, among many others, was definitely one of my early inspirations to pursue painting.”

“We are so pleased, as we approach our silver anniversary in 2016, that the show continues to grow and evolve, attracting young and established talents who are new to the show, others who enter every year, and seeing artists return who we haven’t seen recently,” said Osborn. “The show has really become a reflection of the state of the art world in Colorado.”

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Loveland to get more pizza


Pizza in Loveland.  Are you ready for one more pizza restaurant in the Sweetheart City?   Looks like a new one is coming up north.

There is activity and a building permit for a new pizza joint at 3153 N. Garfield. This is in the small strip mall with a Starbucks on the north end and the new location for Western States Bank on the south.   Looking it up online, it appears that it was Allure Hair Design and Spa.

The paperwork says this will become Noble Roman’s Pizza.  The Nobel Roman’s Pizza corporate website verifies that they will be putting a store in this location not too far from Goodwill and Hobby Lobby.   It appears to be a a “take and bake” operation.

The pizza company opened their first Colorado location last month in Longmont.  Noble Roman’s is based out of Indianapolis.

Is Loveland ready for another pizza place?