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Today, Longmont City Council members assemble with developers and builders to discuss pending city issues with Affordable housing opportunities.


Image Credit: City of Longmont

 Builders, developers and real estate professionals have been invited by the city to participate in twice-monthly informal work sessions in order to come up with creative solutions to address the affordable housing shortage.


Image Credit: Centennial Apartments

City Council would like encourage creative discussions for possible incentive programs, code changes, or resurrecting the 'inclusionary housing' program previously in place between 2001-'11.

The sessions are open to the public, though public comment time is not allotted on the agenda.

 

 

 

Whip up some from-scratch snacks and tune in to the Food Network at 7 PM tonight to see one of Longmont's favorites, Samples World Bistro, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! Samples is hosting a watch party, but the cozy, downtown restaurant only seats 80 and they're booked!

If you haven't found Samples yet, you need to go. Mark and Carmen Sample founded Samples in 2015 as a place to combine their passion for comfort food and craft drinks. They've coupled their talent for food and drink with outreach to the community by providing employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the
charitable arm of the company, Sample Supports

Featured on the show tonight is Samples' famous Poutine Burger a mouth-watering blend of beer pickles, cheese curds, fries, beer infused demi glace smothering a juicy burger and capped with a brioche bun. What!?

Samples is also mobile, so you may find their Food Truck closer to home! Events and Food Truck schedule here!

Put it on the list of To-Do Eats for the winter. Visit Samples at 370 Main St. or give them a call 303-327-9318. You can make reservations on Yelp Reservations.
 


 

 

As someone who loooooooves scented candles, but tends to be sensitive to synthetic fragrances, Magic Fairy Candles is a pure joy (pun intended)! Kim Sorden, Owner and scent genius, creates her own scents and pours all of the candles onsite.

Located at 634 Main St. in Longmont, Magic Fairy Candles is a little off the main drag of downtown shops, but it's an absolute treasure! Filled with holiday scents from essential oils and pure fragrances - you'll be in heaven! The entire interior is a fairy land, with chirping birds, vines lining the ceiling, trinkets, journals, ornaments, goofy socks... You'll just need to stop in!

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The hardest part about shopping at Magic Fairy Candles is not buying something for yourself! Happy Holiday! Cheers to shopping Local!!!

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Follow Magic Fairy Candles on Facebook!


 

 

 

Holiday Fun this Weekend! Longmont Lights Holiday Festival & Parade

by Cory Dudley

The City of Longmont presents the 2017 Longmont Lights Holiday Festival and Parade!

Friday and Saturday Evening at 5PM
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Fireworks starting a 7:45 on Friday!!!!


Enjoy holiday crafts and activities under sparkling lights and sounds of the holiday season!

Check out the calendar of activities on the Longmont Lights Facebook Page


 

Longmont area nature lovers - have you been to Pella Crossing?

by Cory Dudley

Pella Crossing was severely damaged during the Sept. 2013 flood. In the years following, reconstruction projects included repairing the breaches between the ponds, rebuilding the trails, and restoring the trailhead. In April of 2017, Pella reopened and it is such a treasured spot for walking, jogging, fishing, bird watching or just sitting and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Pella Crossing Open Space, is located just west of Longmont on 75th, right outside of the darling town of Hygiene. 

The Pella Crossing trail system navigates around 3 of the Pella ponds. You'll often see fisherman floating in the peaceful waters. Use of boats is okay as long as you are fishing. 

While walking you'll enjoy incredible views of the Front Range and an abundance of wildlife - geese, cranes, beavers and more.

Doggies are allowed on leashes. Everyone is very respectful of the rules, so it's a great place for all pups to enjoy the fresh air.

The beavers are busy! There's always sign of their work and you can view their active lodges. Often you'll see them cruising through the water.

There are trails on both sides of 75th and there's a crosswalk connecting the two sides.

When you're done at Pella Crossing, you may as well head up to Hygiene for breakfast or lunch at The Crane Hollow Cafe, where you can sit with locals at the Rancher's table while enjoying a cup of coffee and a slice of homemade pie!


A walk or jog around Pella ponds is a great outing close to home. Soon Pella will connect to Golden Ponds and the St. Vrain Greenway! We're so fortunate to live in communities that value open space, health and protecting our resources.


It's here, finally! - Longmont's Own Bouldering Gym!!!

by Cory Dudley

For those that enjoy indoor bouldering for training, socializing and fun, it's meant a drive to Boulder, Louisville, Denver, or Fort Collins to get their climbing fix.

No more! The Longmont Climbing Collective (LCC) opens it's first facility this December! This first phase will feature 154,000 square feet of world class bouldering, a fitness facility, locker rooms, workspace and a lounge. There will be an assortment of classes for both young and old.


Image credit - LCC

If the first phase is a success, the LCC has already secured an additional 15,000 square feet for additional bouldering and full climbing routes.

We're so excited to see the LCC progress and to climb on opening day! Congratulations LCC!

Check out some of the initial demo to prepare the space!

 

 

The Longmont Climbing Collective

Follow the LCC to keep track of progress!

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