The Holiday Season is knocking at our door, and it’s time to deck the halls with cheer! Longmont is ready to shine bright, bringing a little extra magic to your year-end festivities. As we dive into the heartwarming traditions that make this time of year so special, we’ve got plenty in store to keep your spirits high and your stress levels low. In this edition, we’re diving headfirst into everything Longmont has to offer this holiday season!
Food, Brews & Farms edition. Our September/October 2023 issue of Longmont Magazine is the ultimate guide to the Longmont’s local food and drink scene. We highlight our favorite local eateries, brews and farms. We offer restaurant favorite meal ideas you can make at home, tips to making homemade pizza and designing a perfect charcuterie board. We have a discussion with a local influencer and spotlight local organizations and businesses. We hope you’ll enjoy!
Inside Longmont Magazine this month, you’ll discover a delightful array of content catering to every kind of animal lover. We also showcase a multitude of entertaining events, all centered around our furry friends. Don’t miss the chance to catch a glimpse of the...
Winter has been a lingerer this year, to be sure, but we’re finally starting to see hints of summer. If you’ve been putting off planning for your warm summer days, it’s time to dive in. Longmont and the surround area is hopping with events this summer to keep you and your family busy even after school is out. Live music gets crowds on their feet. You may hear the outdoors calling; Colorado state parks are some of the most beautiful in the country! If you’re not feeling in top-top shape, there are local fitness spots to help you get there. We’re even providing an extended calendar of events and spotlights to help you plan out your calendar.
Since we’re headed into spring and warmer weather, many homeowners are looking to start sprucing up their homes. We thought we’d introduce you to some folks and businesses around town who are experts in home improvement projects. After all, even the most die-hard DIYer needs a hand now and then. While the days grow longer, we encourage you to sit a spell, peruse our Home and Garden edition and gather some ideas before summer is fully upon you.
Reframing New Year’s Resolutions as “goals” gives us a little grace and time to accomplish them. When we talk about goals, we recognize that there are steps to a complete longer journey. Some goals we’ve come to recognize and expect. Physical health goals are typically at the top of our lists, but we’re going to talk a bit about mental health as well. How do we go about finding a support network after years of full to semi isolation? Volunteering, reading more, and getting outside more can all elevate our mental health and improve our overall lives without being lofty and unachievable.
Tradition plays a big role in our lives and communities and this time of year pays special tribute to that. This year is especially meaningful to many as it’s really the first year that many traditional holiday events are making a more confident return and spreading their own holiday cheer as they go.
Autumn is upon us again. Luckily, Longmont does not disappoint when it comes to fall activities. From family-friendly outings to more adult evening time activities, Longmont has a little bit of everything to keep us entertained. We can celebrate all things fall with beer, music, outdoor adventures, and a few indoor fundraisers to aid the community.
Here in Longmont, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a great restaurant, brewery, or bar. In this edition, we dish on foodie fare from the classic to the complicated. Think great burgers to Pacific Island infused menus. If you’re into it, you can probably find it around here. Speaking of summer, our favorite events are back! Finally, after entertaining ourselves for two years, we can just show up and let other people do the work. That really makes this summer something to look forward to.
We love our animals and Longmont proves it! We had so many entries for Longmont’s Cutest Dog Contest, I don’t know how you all managed to choose a winner, but you did it. Veterinarians run the gamut from your friendly neighborhood vet to specialized services, all to keep your animals living their best lives. We picked their brains on subjects ranging from the best food options to anxiety issues. Since summer is here, we – along with our pets – are enjoying more time outdoors, which means we need to be extra vigilant for those little insects that can pack a punch: ticks. Speaking of summer, we continue to see a return of our favorite events, and we have a few to keep in mind while planning your weekends and more.
It may not seem like it now, but warmer weather is just around the corner. And while we may have a little more to look forward to this summer, in terms of easing restrictions and events, let’s not forget our humble abodes.
Being outside and enjoying our patios and gardens is still as present as ever and, as always, there are chores and projects that need our attention. Planning for gardening and landscaping is a task best not left to the last minute, so get started now and you’ll be swimming in blooms by mid-spring.
I think most of us are trying to tiptoe into 2022 without disturbing it too much. Still, the turn of the new year is the time for a little reflection before we go on to our hopes for the new year. This can still be the year of you. Rather than making a broad resolution, perhaps try terming them as goals with small but steady steps toward achieving them. We’ve looked at several possibilities to better oneself and reaching out toward the community.Beyond goal setting and follow through, we’ve found a few ways to brighten up your winter doldrums. If you find yourself single on Valentine’s Day this year, celebrate your single status on Singles Awareness Day instead!There are some business in the Longmont area with unique ways of making our community better for all, whether that means creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ and allies, or providing a new, more affordable take on healthcare.No matter what 2022 gets up to, we can rise to meet the challenge knowing we’re the best selves we can be.