Fun and Family-Friendly Lafayette Oatmeal Festival!

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Fun & Family Friendly Lafayette Oatmeal Festival. Head to Lafayette for a delicious breakfast, join in the 5k run/walk, try out the Ninja Warrior course that will be set up at Bob Burger Recreation Center, and learn about health and wellness at this fun family-friendly event. Learn more and register for the run/walk here.

January 13, 2018 . 7:30am to noon

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197
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Open Space Play Dates for the Kiddos!

We are seriously lucky to live in Boulder! Ready to get out of the house on cold days [or any day]? Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks hosts nature play dates for kids throughout the year. Even when it’s cold out, there is something fun to do outside and these facilitated outdoor play times are awesome! Take a look at what’s in store for the kids:

Who: 

Boulder kids/families

What:

OSMP Nature Play Dates at Bobolink Trailhead

When:

Tue. Jan. 9, 9 – 11 a.m.
Tue. Jan. 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
Tue. Jan. 30, 9 – 11 a.m.

Where: 
Meet at the Bobolink Trailhead on Baseline Road. This location is wheelchair-accessible.   • Follow this link for a map to the meeting place.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Snow Much Fun – Family Winter Festivities in Boulder’s Civic Area

Snow Much Fun Family Winter Festivity

5 – 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16

Head to Downtown Boulder for an evening full of winter fun in the Civic Area. Enjoy musical performances, arts and crafts, ice dancing performances, warm drinks and refreshments, and snow much more!

Schedule + more info

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Take A Tour of Boulder County Farms

With over 850 farms in Boulder County, and many of them welcome visitors on a regular basis. On your next visit to Boulder, come meet our extraordinary and passionate farming community, feel the cool Colorado sunshine on your skin, swing on a tire swing, let a handful of juicy raspberries drip down your chin — and see for yourself why Boulderites are so passionate about our land and the foods that come from it. Thanks to Boulder Colorado USA!

Explore the Boulder County Farm Trail brochure (PDF)

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

 

Winter Skate – Fun for the Whole Family in Downtown Boulder!

 

 

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Winter Skate returns to its Boulder roots! This is fun old fashioned outdoor ice skating at its best! Winter Skate first started on the plaza next to the Dushanbe Teahouse and now it’s back. Ice skating is fun for all ages! Open 7 days a week at 1780 13th Street in Downtown Boulder. Details at WinterSkate.

 

 

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Light. Bright. Boulder. Lights of December Parade is Tonight!

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Boulder’s Annual Lights of December Parade is Tonight. Spectators enjoy floats created and decorated by local businesses, churches and civic groups. Crowds will enjoy marching bands, lit fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself – Santa Claus!

Dress warmly and head over to Pearl Street tonight, December 2, 2016. The event starts at 6pm.

More details – Lights of December Parade

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

The History Of Boulder’s Winter Star

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The lighted star on Flagstaff is a familiar symbol in Boulder. First turned on as a Christmas decoration in December 1947, the star survived several controversies to become what it is today—part of the area’s history and culture.

In April 1948, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce converted the star into an Easter cross. Then, for two decades, the long string of lights alternated between the two symbols.

Pranksters also saw uses for the bulbs and wires. In 1951, students from Colorado A & M (now Colorado State University) reconfigured the display into the shape of an “A.” In 1958, Colorado School of Mines students strung the lights into an “M.”

In 1955, 1956, and 1960, someone, or some group, painted the bulbs red, speculated to have been part of a Communist conspiracy. In 1969, the star/cross was changed again—this time into a gigantic peace sign.

Finally, some Boulder residents had had enough. They filed a complaint with the Boulder Human Relations Commission on the grounds that the star and the cross (both considered Christian symbols and located on city park property) violated the U.S. Constitution in its separation of church and state. Although the lights had sparked a controversy, they stayed on.

The debate resurfaced a year later. In 1970, the same group brought to the Boulder City Council a resolution banning all lighted displays on Flagstaff Mountain.

Of the Flagstaff star a Boulder City attorney stated, “It is our job to guarantee rights of free speech, but that does not mean that one is guaranteed a platform which gives him a captive community audience.”

The termination of the cross was something people could accept, but the possibility that the star might have to come down caused an uproar among the majority of Boulder citizens. Eventually, the council determined that the cross had to go, but the star represented “a sense of community.”

In 1980, the star served yet another purpose. It was left on month after month as a reminder of the Americans held hostage in Iran. This ongoing use of electricity, however, upset environmentalists who removed the bulbs, chopped down the wires, and publicly announced that the man-made object disturbed wildlife and wasted energy.

Even so, the majority of Boulder’s residents still wanted their star, and, once again, they rallied to its defense. It has survived the test of time and appears to be here to stay.

Content courtesy of historian Silvia Pettem’s Facebook Page

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Love Tea? Head to Celestial Seasonings for a Free Tour!

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Love tea? Want to learn about it from one of the largest purveyors of teas? Luckily Celestial Seasonings is right in our backyard. You probably already know the teas are delicious! But did you know their factory is open for tours? They offer free 45 minute tours seven days a week, every hour, on the hour. No need to make a reservation [except during holidays].

Tour hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, 11:00am to 3:00pm. The tours are family friendly, so bring the kids!

More information on Celestial Seasonings tours can be found here.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

St. Nick Will Soon Be In Boulder!

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St. Nick will be on the bricks of the Pearl Street Mall to meet kids every Saturday from 11 to 2pm starting November 25 through December 23, 2017. Bring the kids down to meet Santa at the Pearl Street Visitor Center at Pearl and 13th. Don’t miss out!

More details on their website – HERE.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197