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    This Week: Neighborhood Association Hosts Forum on Homelessness

    LoDoNA Forum on Homelessness July 25, 2012 – 6:00-8:00pm – THIS WEDNESDAY Oxford Hotel – Sage Room, 1600 17th Street   Have you ever wondered what you can do as a downtown neighbor to make a difference in the fight against homelessness in our city? Join your neighbors and learn from a panel of experts about different ways you can make a positive impact on this issue. Representatives from Denver’s Road Home, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Salvation Army, and Urban Peak will answer your questions and give practical advice on how to help deal with this challenging issue.  Snacks and a cash bar will be provided.

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    Downtown Loft Tour This Sunday!

    The 5th annual LoDo Loft Tour to benefit Family HomeStead takes place this coming Sunday from 2 to 5. It starts at The Wynkoop Banquet Room – 1792 Wynkoop Street – and 5 unique homes will be open for just $20 per person! You can pre-pay online or pay at the start. Other homes on tour are in StreetCar Stables, Hardware Block, 16 Market Square and the Sugar Cube. This is a great annual event in LoDo, benefiting a fine cause. Family HomeStead is the only Metro Denver agency to provide both emergency and transitional housing in individual units, as well as supportive case management, exclusively to homeless families with children.…

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    Talking Points: Meet Luke O’Kelley, Author in Residence!

    Frequently, we’ll introduce you to someone you may, or may not know who lives in Downtown Denver. And, we’ll ask that person five questions…always the same. But, we’re sure to get a lot of different answers!  Let us know what you think. Luke O’Kelley is a retired owner of a software firm that provided oil and gas business solutions. Since retiring he has co-chaired a non-profit that provides a citizen voice in the Union Station redevelopment project. Also during retirement, he has authored his first novel, IMMOKALEE, a story of retribution and reconciliation set in south Florida. He recently read from that novel and signed copies, lots of them, at…

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    “Sir, would you like extra decibels with that ceviche?”

    Didn’t that daily special sound good? What? You say you couldn’t hear just what it was? Hmmm. If your ear drums are being assaulted while your taste buds are being massaged, you may be eating in one of the newer Downtown Denver restaurants. They are noisy. Often noisier on the inside than the street is on the outside. Zagat Survey, covering 15,000 restaurants in 42 major markets across the United States, found that noise is the second most common complaint of restaurant goers, just behind poor service. We’d suggest that in Denver, we have more noise than poor service. While normal conversation at a distance of 3′ rates about 60-65…

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    Tuesday in the Neighborhood!

    Close off the historic Wewatta Bridge over Cherry Creek, add a band, four bars, four port-o-lets, a food station from the nearby restaurant, some security guys, and…an ATM machine! You’ve got a new series of summer events, Beats on the Bridge, courtesy of Coohill’s and benefiting the Greenway Foundation. The first week turnout was solid resulting in a bridge filled with newly minted  hipsters while across the walk in Coohill’s, the bar was packed. And, the restaurant appeared to be doing a particularly strong business for a July Tuesday. All this activity and many of the neighborhood regulars were spotted as well, doing their regular thing. The bands in coming weeks…