on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 | No Comments
Loveland has a great police department.
I was saddened last night to see on social media that one of LPD’s fine officers was shot.
I live about a quarter of a mile from the spot where the incident took place.
Thanks to Michael Roberts of Westword, we know some things about Garrett Osilka, the officer who is at Medical Center of the Rockies in critical condition.
Click in http://tinyurl.com/lowwstm for pictures and a bio on Garrett Osilka.
Join me in sending prays and good thoughts to the officer, his family and all of the men and women at the Loveland Police Department.
on Friday, February 28th, 2014 | No Comments
Lovelanders driving on West Eisenhower may have noticed some construction–or destruction–happeing at One Love Smoke Shop. This business is located at 2818 West Eisenhower.
All that reminds of the building is the shell. Fear not, the business is still go, they just had to relocate for a few months.
The new location is across the street and a bit to the west. I don’t know the name of the building but it has the giant-and I do mean big-wooden lawn chair in front of it. If you have been in Loveland long enough, you might remember it as Lady of the Lake tattoo shop.
One Love is gutting and renovation the old space so then can mover back to it. There will be new roof, walls, heating and cooling. There will be new murals on the outside of one of Loveland’s most colorful structures.
The Loveland smoke shop is target to move back before April 20. That’s 4/20–think about it.
So, don’t think this is another Loveland business that has disappeared. It is just making a temporary adjustment.
on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | No Comments
Loveland–the Sweetheart City–is known for its Valentine’s Day celebration, festivities and Miss Loveland Valentine.
Did you know that you can learn about the history of Loveland’s Valentine’s Day. Read this piece I did for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce’s Focus newsletter.
Valentine’s Day, and the days leading up to it, see lots of activity in the Sweetheart City. This includes the naming of Miss Loveland Valentine, the Valentine remailing program, large wooden hearts on light posts, and most recently a business-decorating contest.
Did you know that at the Loveland Museum/Gallery (503 N. Lincoln Ave.) it’s Valentine’s Day every day?
Venture upstairs in the museum and gallery to see a display of Loveland Valentine memorabilia and history.
The small loft area contains the history of the remailing program started in 1947 by Ted Thompson, pictures of past 50-plus Miss Loveland Valentines, rubber stamps from previous year’s cachets and a display of vintage valentines.
Large notebooks contain grateful thanks from people who sent their valentines and their love to Loveland then on to someone dear to them. Another book shows newspaper clippings chronicling the rich history of Loveland and its affinity for valentines.
Gazing down from the second floor, one sees the foot and automobile traffic as people travel on Lincoln Ave. Look closely; you may spot Dan Cupid, even if it is not February 14.
For more info on the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, go to http://loveland.org
on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 | No Comments
Loveland’s Grimm Brothers Brewhouse continues to amaze. The brewery and tasting room in east Loveland (547 Denver Avenue) has been making headlines with their growth, awards at brewing festivals and distribution in other states.
Here are two new items about Grimm Brothers. First, they have hired Rose Schlosser to do their marketing. She says she gave herself the title of Marketing Baroness. (Russell Fruits held, and maybe still holds, the position of Beer Evangelist.)
Maybe I need a title like that–Word Guru, King of Words, Blogging Baron, Wizard of Words?
Schlosser, who holds a degree in marketing from C.S.U.) will continue the trend for Grimm Bros. to have special events. Her goal is to have one a month. The brewery shows up at beer fests as well as holding their own events including a chili cook-off. Look for beer-related events around Mardi Gras and St. Patty’s Day.
Working with nonprofits will continue to be a top priority for this local brewery. They have consistently help many local nonprofits raise funds.
Schlosser also is open to more uses of the meeting room attached to the tasting room. This new space located north of the tasting room is a nice location for an event.
Last–but not least–Grim Brothers will be canning beer soon. That’s right in April you will be able to buy cans of Little Red Cap (my fav) at liquor stores. Schlosser told me this news as I enjoyed a glass or Little Red Cap recently. She says not many know of this news yet.
Now you know the latest on one of Loveland most successful beer makers.