Boulder, Boulder County, Outdoors, Real Estate

Get Read for Tube to Work Day 2018!

TUBE TO WORK ’18 IS JUST COMING UP! BOULDER COLORADO’S ONE AND ONLY AQUATIC COMMUTE RETURNS FOR THE 11TH YEAR! EVENT IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT REGISTRATION AND WAIVER REQUIRED. GET READY FOR THIS FUN EVENT ON JULY 11, 2018.
GET THE SCOOP AT TTWD’18

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 14 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
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Boulder, Downtown Boulder

Get Ready for Boogy Nights in Boulder!

Get ready to dance. Dancing five nights a week in the Civic Area. Casual, kid-friendly atmosphere, and the dance floor is always a rockin’ good time. Get the full scoop on all the dancing fun happening in Downtown Boulder – Bandshell Boogie

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 14 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call/Text – 720.938.4197
Real Estate

Know Raybacks? Think food trucks, beer, and fun!

The Rayback Collective is a hidden gem in Boulder! They offer beer and spirits in their super cool converted warehouse daily with a changing array of food trucks offering food outside. The outdoor area offers seating, games, and views. Fun for the whole family!

Get the scoop on Raybacks here: www.therayback.com


I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 14 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call/Text – 720.938.4197
Erie

The Erie Thursday Farmer’s Market: Real Farms. Real Food. Real Life. 

Fruits. Veggies. Food. Live music. And much more!

Thursday nights are Farmer’s Market nights in Erie! Come one, come all Thursdays from 5-8pm all summer [through Sept. 20, 2018]. Find your farmer’s market on Briggs Street between Wells and Moffatt.

Erie Evening Farmer’s Market Information

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 14 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197
Boulder County, Real Estate

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 14 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
Boulder, Real Estate

Who Agrees? Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall Is The Best Mall in Colorado!

The Daily Meal just put out their list of The Best Malls in Every State. I’m not surprised that Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall made the cut for Colorado! Read the entire article at The Best Mall in Every State Gallery

I love Pearl Street! Take a look at the Pearl Street Mall then and now…

Pearl Street Composite

Pearl Street has really changed over time, but there is always great shopping, dining, events and people watching along the Pearl Street Mall.

To find out what is happening on Pearl Street go to Downtown Boulder Inc.

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
720.938.4197

#Boulder #PearlStreetMall

Arts and Culture, Boulder

Boulder Arts Week Brings Us Vibrant Art Exhibits and Activities

Hey Boulder, come celebrate artists! The 5th annual Boulder Arts Week will take place March 30 to April 7, 2018, at venues throughout the city. The Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity. Honor the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings by attending events such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, lectures, readings, and workshops.

Find out more and get the full calendar of events at Boulder Arts Week.

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
720.938.4197
Kids, Outdoors

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
Boulder, Festivals

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
Boulder

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