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The Longmont Leader accepts op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Do you have something you would like to share about the community? Is there a topic that you are particularly passionate about? Let us know. 

To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff.

The Overhead Bin: What I did this summer

The Overhead Bin: What I did this summer

Very rarely, come September, do parents get asked to write an essay, entitled "What I did this summer." We should, though, because it's chock full of activity.
Peggy's POV: Help My Daughter Wants to Change Her Hair!

Peggy's POV: Help My Daughter Wants to Change Her Hair!

Peggy, It's interesting that you mentioned hair in your intro article. I've got a 14 year old daughter who wants to put red and blue stripes in her beautiful, long, light brown hair. All her friends are doing it and I think they look horrible.
New Column: Peggy's Point of View

New Column: Peggy's Point of View

The Longmont Observer would like to introduce a new column, Peggy's Point of View. Hello! I’m Peggy. I want to introduce myself as a new member of the Longmont Observer. I am writing the column: Peggy's Point of View.
The Overhead Bin: American Swiper

The Overhead Bin: American Swiper

Anyone who’s ever done math homework or helped someone else do math homework has probably wondered “What is the point of this?” I generally follow that up with a rant, “There is absolutely no earthly reason for people to divide fractions!” Finally ra
The Overhead Bin: City Mom, Longmont Mom

The Overhead Bin: City Mom, Longmont Mom

Having recently moved my family from Chicago to Longmont, Colorado, well, what can I say – I miss the sirens. Every four minutes, I wonder if I’ve gone deaf. Back at CU, approximately a hundred years ago, I referred to this place as Longtucky.

Artist Express in our schools - The Live & Give Program

Artist Express Arts Longmont connects visual and performing artists with teachers for 1-2 day workshops or demonstrations, provides stipends to bring professionals into the classroom and assists with special project needs.
Aspen Center for Child Development Scholarship Program - The Live & Give Program

Aspen Center for Child Development Scholarship Program - The Live & Give Program

Aspen Center for Child Development, a Program of OUR Center, provides high-quality, affordable daycare and preschool activities for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years so their parents can work or continue education, knowing their children are cared for

Emergency Dental Care for Local Seniors and Children - The Live & Give Program

Fun shot of grandparent and granddaughter. The Sunshine Club would like to raise $5,000 to share between its two funds for emergency dental care.

Hispanic Education Foundation Returning Scholarship Program - The Live & Give Program

Since 1989, the Hispanic Education Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from the St. Vrain Valley School District to attend 2-year, 4-year, or technical training.

Lashley Street Station for older adults and youth - The Live & Give Program

A great re-purpose opportunity, from saving lives to building lives. The old Lashley St.