ADUs In the Historic Baker Neighborhood

Photo attribution: On a sunny afternoon in September, a friend and I decided to tour the Historic Baker Neighborhood, something we had previously enjoyed. One of the advantages of being a member of UpDoNA is that you’re made aware of happenings in the city and many opportunities that otherwise might have been missed. For […]

UpDoNA Cares Committee Update

Delores Project During October, various members of the Cares Committee prepared and served meals at the Delores Project shelter. Throughout fall and winter, we will continue helping out in the kitchen and other volunteer activities as needed. If you wish to work with UpDoNA Cares at Delores, please email and copy  If you […]

What to Do in Denver this Fall

Photo attribution:  As I write this the trees on Auraria campus are in brilliant fall colors from bright red to orange to yellow and still some green waiting to change.  Fall usually has great weather in Denver and even though our bodies are not yet accustomed to the cooler temperatures we will adjust. Visiting […]

Good Neighbor Committee Bi-Monthly Report

Photo attribution: Rob Squire Since inception in August of 2022, The Good Neighbor Committee (GNC) has been presented with three opportunities to work with applicants for new, renewed, expanded or transferred liquor licenses. Our objective is to negotiate favorable Good Neighbor Agreements (GNA) in exchange for UpDoNA’s support in the licensing process and hearings. Higher […]

Understanding De-escalation

Photo attribution: Denver Strong Community Resource Guide Understanding De-escalation, Techniques to Help Neighbors Help Neighbors Understanding De-escalation is a training provided by DenverStrong.  DenverStrong is a program within the Office of Behavioral Health Strategies designed to educate and empower the Denver community around behavioral health issues. Members of UpDoNA participated in this training and here’s […]

Bistro Vendome Is Moving

Photo attribution: Joni Schrantz Many long-running restaurants have closed this year, including Tables, which shuttered in Park Hill in August after seventeen years in business. But another longtime Denver staple will move into the revamped space this winter. Bistro Vendôme has been serving French fare on Larimer Square for nearly two decades. But with the […]

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