This year, The Gray Zone is spending time with North Denver centenarians. We're learning about their lives and the many intersections with histories of our neighborhoods, city, and beyond. We began in March with Clorinda Trujillo and continued last month with Barbara Tramutt. This month we bring you Mrs. Adeline Cic. “My next move will be to the cemetery,” Adeline Cic … [Read more...] about Adeline Cic: A Heart as Generous as Her Years
Weddings that were postponed due to COVID19 have blasted back onto the scene this summer, and local venues and businesses are working overtime to keep up with the pace. Not only are last year’s postponed weddings back on the schedule, but venues and other wedding-related businesses are getting inquiries about receptions for friends and family to—at long last—celebrate … [Read more...] about After a Year of Postponements and Virtual Micro Weddings, Nuptial Celebrations are ON
In May we told you about Shawn and Ben Johnson’s unsuccessful effort to obtain a zoning variance for 95 square feet of additional building footprint for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) they want to build for Shawn’s mom, Catherine Johnson, who is disabled. The Johnsons spoke at Denver City Council general public comment sessions and reached out to what they hoped would be … [Read more...] about Will the Johnsons Get a Zoning Variance?
Last June The Denver North Star covered a march along Tennyson Street organized by a North High School student in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in protest of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. Black Lives Matter signs appeared in hundreds of yards across North Denver neighborhoods. Smiley Branch Librarian Hannah Evans reviewed Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be … [Read more...] about One Year Later: These Denverites Show Sustained Commitment to Racial Justice
The tap-tap-dunt-tap-tap-thunk-DING-zzzzzzzzz of his mom’s typewriter reached Larry Tramutola’s ears from the basement of the red brick house on West 34th Avenue near Zenobia Street. It was 1965. Paul and Barbara Tramutt’s children were in college or at the tail end of school years at Edison, Skinner, and North. Their childhoods were spent entirely in North Denver: the … [Read more...] about Barbara Tramutt: Shaped by History, Rooted in Community