This summer has proven to be a hot one, and it’s important to remember that our pets can as easily be affected by the heat as their humans. The Humane Society of the United States has some great tips on how to keep your pets cool. For the full story, go to their website, but here’s their quick list:
- Never leave your pets in a parked car, not even for a minute
- Watch the humidity; the higher the humidity, the more difficult it is for your pet to cool itself
- Limit exercise on hot days; early morning or late evening is best
- Don’t rely on a fan; fans do not effectively cool off pets
- Provide ample shade and water; tree shade and tarps are best
- Add ice cubes to your pet’s water for extra cooling
- Keep your pet from overheating indoors or out with a cooling body wrap, vest or mat
- Watch for signs of heatstroke, including heavy panting, rapid heartbeat, and lethargy, and contact your veterinarian
For details on these tips and more, please visit the Humane Society website.
The holiday season brings cheer, but unfortunately it also brings an increased chance of package thefts. Fortunately, the major carriers offer helpful tracking and delivery options. Please consider these steps when shipping or receiving packages this season.
- Retrieve packages left outside your door or mailbox as soon as you can.
- Report any package theft to the police department, and check your rental insurance policy to see if the value of your package is reimbursable.
- Have your packages delivered to a secure off-site location provided by the carrier.
With the Fedex Delivery Manager online tool, you can keep track of your packages, arrange to pick them up at a nearby location to keep gifts away from prying eyes, get delivery notifications and much more.
+ Visit Fedex Website
The UPS Access Point network including The UPS Store®, nearby retailers, and self-service lockers serve as convenient and secure locations to drop off and pick up packages. Simply give the Access Point™ location as the shipping address to your friends and family, or enter it as the shipping address in your online order.
+ Visit UPS Access Point
Also, UPS offers a service called My Choice (the basic program is free) that gives you advance notice of delivery times and allows you to reroute packages to another address or reschedule deliveries for a future date. You can also activate a vacation setting to have packages held and delivered when you return home.
+ Visit UPS My Choice
US Postal Service
The USPS has a variety of online tools to help you manage your packages and mail, from Informed Delivery to Package Intercept (you’ll need to create an account first). You can also leave a note on your mailbox informing the carrier to take the package to a local post office. Remember, you’ll need a valid photo ID to pick it up.
+ Visit USPS Website
With Amazon Hub, you can designate delivery to a nearby Amazon Locker (a self-service kiosk) or an Amazon Counter (retail stores, transit stations, etc.). During the checkout process, just select your preferred pickup location. You’ll receive a pickup code when the package is delivered. You then have 3 days to collect your package, after which package will be returned to Amazon.
+ Visit Amazon Hub
You know you’re in the Capitol Hill neighborhood when you see the newly gilded dome of the State Capitol peeking through the treetops. We love it for its historic mansions, unique local shops, and its proximity to downtown Denver and the museum district.
The stately Capitol building is home to Colorado’s lawmakers and offers free tours daily. For a dose of history, visit the Molly Brown House or the Colorado History Museum. Nearby Civic Center Park hosts annual festivals including the People’s Fair and the Taste of Colorado.
The Capitol Hill neighborhood contains an impressive array of coffee shops, restaurants, concert venues, and shopping opportunities. Some of our favorites include: Jelly Cafe, Wax Trax Records, Pablo’s Coffee, Capitol Hill Books, City O City, Trader Joe’s, Ogden Theatre, The 9th Door, and Thump.
It’s fairly easy to get around Capitol Hill without a car. Most venues are within walking or biking distance, and bike-sharing stations abound. Street parking is available, but be sure to check the signs, as rules vary from block to block.
Interested in living in this vibrant neighborhood? Check out Wheelhouse Apartments’ current and future apartment availability in Capitol Hill.