Published on Saturday, October 01 2011 17:54
The First Nostalgia Day
BY KIM GLASSCOCK
It’s very fitting that this year’s Nostalgia Day honored Niwot’s postal workers and featured two former Niwot postmasters as parade Grand Marshals.Read more: The First Nostalgia Day - Oct 2011
Published on Saturday, October 01 2011 17:51
Third Annual Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest 2011 is coming to Niwot on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3-9 p.m. in Cottonwood Square in front of Niwot Market. Now in its third year, this Rotary Club fundraiser promises beer, brats and a whole lot more.Read more: Third Annual Oktoberfest - Oct 2011
Published on Saturday, October 01 2011 17:42
1st Place Winner of Courier's Duck Race
Photo by Katie Rose
Caroline Haller won first prize, a catered duck dinner by Chef Dale Lamb, in the Courier's annual duck race at Nostalgia Day.
Published on Saturday, October 01 2011 17:32
30 Years of Niwot Nostalgia Day
BY LIZ EMMETT-MATTOX
Fortified with coffee and flapjacks from the pancake breakfast in Cottonwood Square, residents of Niwot and surrounding areas lined Second Avenue for the annual Niwot Nostalgia Day Parade. Employees (past and present) of the Niwot Post Office were honored as this year’s Grand Marshals and enjoyed perfect convertible weather as they kicked off the parade in style.
Robin Abb, owner of Rockin’ Robin’s took the microphone and announced each group as the parade passed in front of the Grange. The Left Hand Valley Courier duck was a big hit as she went from one side of the street to the other doling out hugs to the littlest parade-goers.
In honor of its fifth anniversary, the Courier Duck Race had five winners. The first place duck dinner, catered by Chef Dale Lamb, was won by Caroline Haller. Second place winner Vinko Valencio received a gift certificate to Niwot Massage. Third place and a Colterra gift certificate went to David Wiebel. Laura Beausire received the fourth place prize, a gift certificate to Niwot Tavern. Lynn Anderson, whose duck came in last, won a pair of gift certificates for the Winot and the Eye Opener.
Photo by Liz Emmett-Mattox
Nostalgia Day grand marshals were past and present Niwot Post Office employees. Clockwise from left: Stephanie Pelle, Vickie Gensler, Jodie Dionysius, John Waida, and Edie Boone Thielen.
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Published on Saturday, October 01 2011 17:03
All That Jazz on 2nd Ave
BY KIM GLASSCOCK
The melodious harmonies of jazz brought more than 3,000 people to Niwot to enjoy the music and food at the inaugural Jazz on 2nd Ave festival on Aug. 20.
Jazz fest attendees enjoyed traditional, fusion, Latin and contemporary jazz from the Don Grusin Quartet, the Paul Warburton Quartet and Brad Goode, the CU Jazz ensemble and the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. Listeners also were treated to hot Salsa sounds from Conjunto Colores and the flying fingers of Henry Butler as he smoked the keyboards playing New Orleans-style jazz.
Members of the Niwot Business Association applauded festival organizer Howard Treppeda of Treppeda’s Italian Ristorante at their meeting Sept. 13.
“This event was really a huge success and we owe Howard a huge thank you,” said NBA President Tony Santelli of the Niwot Tavern. “He really had the vision and drive to get the ball rolling on this. This is an event that can really put our town on the map.”
As the sounds of jazz flowed along Second Avenue, the smells of good food also wafted through the area. The festival featured a food court with a raw oyster bar put on by Treppeda’s, Cajun Creole cuisine provided by Colterra/Salt, scrumptious delicacies from chef Dale Lamb, and yummy offerings from the Niwot Tavern and Lefty’s Pizzeria. Shamane’s Bake Shoppe pastries added a sweet touch.
Photo by Gail Ludwig
The Don Grusin Quartet performs at Jazz on 2nd Ave.