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Original Independent Masterpiece

My mother believes in the power of art, that it broadens our minds and enhances our overall life experience. While we were growing up, she saw to it that we kids were exposed to live theatre, concerts, orchestras, and museums as the family budget could afford. And it didn’t stop there. I took piano…

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New downtown barcade is a real Game Changer

The thing I love about Denton is there is a spot for just about everybody. Want some high-class cocktails? Try Paschall Bar or Barley & Board. Looking for craft beer? You have your pick of the litter in the downtown area (East Side, Oak Street Drafthouse, Harvest House, among others). Now the…

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Shop Denton this Holiday Season

Strings of street lights Even stop lights Blink a bright red and green As the shoppers rush home with their treasures… That time of year has come…what do I get that one aunt that I only see once a year? How do I decide on just one (or two or three) things to get my best friend or significant other…

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Hear the stories of Denton's ghostly inhabitants

Every Friday and Saturday night, a group of people move from place to place around the Square. But these intrepid people aren’t looking for cocktails. They’re searching for spirits of a different kind. Since 2012, storyteller Shelly Tucker has been leading tour groups around the Denton Square…

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Oktoberfest weekend in Denton

I open my column today with a quote from History.com. “Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, marries Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates.” This…

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Original and Independent Interests Converge in Denton

Something wonderful about being Original Independent Denton is that our original, independent ideals, interests and expressions often occur simultaneously. This means no one can ever claim boredom in Denton. It also means that on some calendar dates, Denton is the center of a festival kaleidoscope…

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CVB Names Welcome Center Manager

The Discover Denton Welcome Center is coming soon and is big on the minds of Dentonites these days. Whenever we are out and about, CVB staff is accustomed now to fielding questions about it: When? Where? What? Who? We love talking about this long-awaited project, but the “who” dilemma has been a…

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Get your caffeine fix at Denton's coffee shops

New Year, new goals, new travels. Good things start happening at the beginning of a new year, and one of my personal favorites is traveling to new places and experiencing all the local charm. Denton is full of local charm, and gets visitors from all around. Whether here for fun, for one of our many…

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First Lady of Texas Names Denton a Texas Treasure

It was an important moment for Denton, one that will live forever in our memory and archives. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the day Denton was recognized above every other city in Texas for preserving our history and genuine sense of place. It is the day Denton was awarded the prestigious title as the…

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Dig Little d's Munch Madness

March is over and so is Munch Madness—our first contest during the “Dig Little d” Campaign. If you've been living under a rock (or not on social media, which is basically the same thing), “Dig Little d” is a marketing campaign launched by the City of Denton, the Denton Convention and Visitors…

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