We'd like to take a moment to thank you very much for your patronage this year. Here are a few of the reasons why we are grateful for your store visits:
Your patronage allows us to employ 250 people here in Boulder and offer competitive benefits to our employees and their families.
A portion of your purchases help us support many charitable organizations in our community.
Your support of our local independent business inspires many of the other independents in our area.
And as we approach Veterans's Day, we hope that you join us in celebrate those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Boulder has a population of over 15,000 military veterans, and we've teamed up with the local organization Veterans Speak to help celebrate veterans in our community. One way that you can show your support for veterans this time of year is by shining a green light or two in the front of your home. To veterans everywhere, thank you for your service!
Family Book Reading for Veterans Sat, Nov 21, 11am-2pm We've teamed up with Veterans Speak to host a book reading and presentation by Seth Kastle, an army veteran and author of "Why is Dad so Mad," (and later "Why is Mom so Mad?") which deals with PTSD in the home, family life after war and keeping communication strong between between parents and their kids.
Sherpa Chai Tasting Sat, Nov 21, 11am-2pm Stop by the store to try this original, indigenous and delicious chai recipe! What started generations ago in the Solukhumbru region of Nepal when Pemba Sherpa’s ancestors moved to the kitchen of Boulder’s Sherpa’s Adventurer’s Restaurant in 2001, where it has been served in small batches to patrons. Since then, its popularity has soared, and with a one taste you’ll see why!
Russ HowardTorch-fired enamels Michele Marks Hydraulic press Craig KontnyFold-forming Michele ThroneUsing a jewelers saw Beth MerckelElectrolytic etching
2015 Carhartt Collection
Our new line of Carhartt winter clothing has arrived! Choose from our complete collection of flannel shirts, vests, pants, jackets and hats to kick the cold season off in comfort and style!
Just in time for the new release, we've ordered a new generation of smart-phone controlled Star Wars toys! Choose from the BB-8 App-Enabled Droid or the Sphero Ollie(coming soon). Buy yours in store or online now, because these hot items wont last!
2015 Boulder Star Card
The 2015 Boulder Star Card features our beloved Flatirons with the annual holiday star! It was painted by the talented local artist Lori Hight (Dave Hight's daughter-in-law) who grew up in Boulder county, and whose art is featured prominently in both the private and public arenas.
Even better, all proceeds from the card will go to the Boulder Star Fund, a community organization dedicated to both the maintenance of the iconic star and non-profits instrumental to the Boulder area. The card is available for purchase in the Housewares department. For more of Lori's art, visit LoriHight.com
If you missed the first book signing in September, now is your chance to pick up a copy and have it signed by the author and original owners!
A perfect holiday gift for the McGuckin Hardware fan in your life!
The following is an article written by Barry "Bear" Tobin, a Navy veteran and McGuckin Hardware Green Vest from the Sporting Goods department. Read the full article here.
Veterans By Barry J. Tobin
“A veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of up to and including his or her life.” -Unknown
McGuckin Hardware has partnered with Veterans Speak, a non-profit, community-based organization enlisting companies, neighbors and friends to explore how they can better respond to veterans in and around Boulder.
The Boulder, Colorado hardware store joined Veterans Speak when the organization’s president, Ed Miccio, met with Marketing Manager Louise Garrels and sparked her interest.
“There are over 15,000 vets in Boulder,” Louise said. “The university has 800 vets, men and women. I saw our vets here at McGuckin’s wearing their hats every Veterans’ Day. Veterans Speak truly speaks to our goals to be community driven.”
IN COUNTRY, DOWNRANGE, THE SANDBOX Veterans sometimes have their slang terms for the battlefields. To Vietnam vets, they were In Country. Navy vets today call the battlefields Downrange. Iraq vets refer to Iraq as The Sandbox. For many combat vets, combat is a baptism of fire under the rockets’ red glare.
Veterans serve for many reasons in many roles. Some serve in medical departments, others in administrative roles. Some are stateside and serve their communities. Many go DOWNRANGE, ready to help others who live in fear, those who stand alone and defenseless against tyrants, those deprived of liberty and human dignity.
Many make the supreme sacrifice.
Navy Chief Petty Officer Jim Jensen wears a t-shirt with an inscription that resonates within many vets:
I wanted to serve. I volunteered to serve. I knew what I was doing And, I'd do it again!