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Friday, April 25, 2008

Downtown Boulder Newsletter

News You Can Use

To skip to a specific news item, use the links below! To read them all, just scroll on down.

Colorado Children's Day
Spring Green
Sexual Assault Awareness & Child Abuse Vigil
Caring for Our Downtown Trees
KidLinks Entry Form Now Available
2008 Boulder Economic Summit
Parking Pay Station Q & A
Website Tips and Tricks
Spotlight On:Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade

Colorado Children’s Day
Colorado Children’s Day in Boulder is April 25th from 12-4pm on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall. Children's Day is an afternoon of free activities for children through elementary school age. It is designed to celebrate children and engage them in many activities.

Activities include exploration of emergency vehicles, interactive live music, face painting, games with CU athletes, dancing in the popjet fountain and more. This will also be an opportunity for parents to learn about the many services available to them in Boulder. Click here to view more.

Spring Green
It's time again for Downtown Boulder's Spring Green, which means free flowers (Petunias; Welby Mix) for businesses in the Downtown Boulder BID. The deadline for putting in your orders is May 9th, so
Click Here
to register online, call our office at 303-449-3774 or fax back the Spring Green order form to 303-449-1582. Flowers will be delivered between May 20th and May 23rd.

Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Vigil
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) and Blue Sky Bridge host a Candlelight Vigil for Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month on the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn, Pearl Street Mall, between 13th & 14th Streets.

Caring for Our Downtown Trees
Trees in our downtown areas grow under some tough conditions. Many are surrounded by concrete, lack good irrigation, endure air pollution and heat island effects and many have been damaged by construction. These trees need your help!

The City’s Urban Forestry Division cares for the downtown area trees that reside in the public right-of-way (generally between the street and the building fronts). The Urban Forestry Division provides many basic services to the trees, however, we need your help, especially with providing water to the trees! Click here for more info and to read how you can help.

KidLinks Entry Form Now Available
The KidLinks Program at Boulder Community Hospital is a unique program for children with special needs and their families. Help Downtown send these special kids to summer camp by participating in the KidLinks Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 21st at Lake Valley Golf Club.

Downtown businesses can play in the tournament or participate by contributing prizes. For more information, download the brochure and entry form here. To donate a prize or for more info, contact Renae Foxhoven (renae@dbi.org).

2008 Boulder Economic Summit
The Boulder Economic Council invites you to participate in a new, cross-industry forum of business and community leaders on Thursday, May 15th on the CU campus.This event will provide you with an inside look at the many elements of Boulder's diverse economy and a unique opportunity to make connections outside your industry.

Featured speakers will be Governor Bill Ritter, Boulder Mayor Shaun McGrath and Xcel Energy CEO Dick Kelly, as they unveil plans for making Boulder the nation's first fully-integrated Smart Grid City. Seating is limited and will go fast, so please take a moment to register now.

Parking Paystation Q & A
Now that the solar powered pay stations are up and running there are a few questions that people have. This section addresses these questions.

Q: Can I take my time with me?

A: Yes! Once you have your printed receipt displayed on your dashboard, you may move your vehicle to another metered spot until your original time is up.

If you have a specific question you would like answered send an email to parking@dbi.org.

Website Tips and Tricks
Did You Know…

Now you can get driving directions directly to a downtown merchant! For example, if you wanted to visit Swiss Chalet but you weren’t sure how to get there, our website will show you the way! Just:

Try it...

  1. Type in Swiss Chalet in the Search Box on the homepage
  2. Click on their listing, and then click “Map It”.
  3. Next to the map of their location, you’ll see
    "Show Me the Way”. Type in your address and Google Maps will give you exact driving directions!

So go ahead, try it now at boulderdowntown.com.


Scentchips Boulder
Contact: Scott & Margaret Brush
1970 13th St | (303) 444-0566

The finest in Home Fragrances, which last 5 years as a Potpourri or 140 hours if used in a simmering pot. 72 individual fragrances and hundreds of fragrance blends. Over 170 different simmering pots and other gift ideas.

Downtown Boulder Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade

On Sunday, May 4th starting at 2:00 p.m. dress up your little ones as Fairies and Elves and join us for a walk down the Pearl Street Mall! The event begins in the 1400 block of Pearl where the Tulip Fairy will lead the parade west to the 1200 block of Pearl and then back to the 1300 block for the Tulip Ceremony.

Each child will be christened by the Tulip Fairy and receive treats courtesy of Belvedere Belgian Chocolate Shop. Belvedere is the sponsor of the event this year and will be handing out chocolate tulips as children visit theTulip Fairy. Both children and parents can enjoy the tunes of Mary Sue and Cari, the best children's band on the Front Range, from 2pm-3pm. Childrens' activities will be provided by Color Me Mine and others after the parade.

The event is free and no pre-registration is required.
For more information please contact Lib Ilderton at lib@dbi.org

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