Penny Parker On The Town: Sports talk-show host, motivational speaker McIntosh off the market

One of Denver’s most eligible media bachelors is taken.

Radio personality and motivational speaker Mark McIntosh proposed to his g-friend Kathy Gans on their recent trip to Paris (how romantic!).

Read more about it at:

Since his departure from CBS4, McIntosh has been reinventing himself (yeah, I get that), as a spokesman/sports radio guy and promoting positive thinking through his own Seek Victory Foundation. For more information on what McIntosh is doing these days, go to

He offers weekly tips on how to cope with what life throws you … not a bad idea, if you ask me.

Newly engaged couple Kathy Gans and Mark McIntosh (photo courtesy of Mark McIntosh)

Amelia’s new adventure

The 9News weather/traffic whiz posted this on her Facebook page last week:

“It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce the creation of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a Colorado non-profit organization providing aviation opportunities to all, free aviation based educational curriculum to grades K-12, and scholarship funding of flight training to young women.

“In partnership with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, the Fly With Amelia Foundation will work to engage our community in aviation-based educational activities and promote the future of general aviation through the recreation and symbolic completion of Amelia Earhart’s 1937 flight around the world.

The first Amelia Earhart said, “My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of flying and for the women who want to fly tomorrow’s planes.” The first time I flew in an airplane, I felt like Amelia was there with me, encouraging me to become an inspired aviatrix. It is now my turn to pass on this same inspiration to the future of female pilots and to those they, in turn, will inspire.

It will take a team of mentors, educators, pilots, and inspired young women to pull all of this off and I would love for you to get involved. If you are interested in learning more, please send me an email at

As the foundation grows and develops, I will provide more information about how to nominate a future aviatrix and how to keep updated on events!

Zoo do

Tickets are now on sale for Denver Zoo’s most popular summer event – the 24th annual Do At The Zoo on June 20. Presented by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, the funds raised at this year’s event will be dedicated to the zoo’s sustainability programs.

The evening highlights Denver’s best restaurants and entertainment at one of the wildest local venues. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a VIP party with food from Edge Restaurant and Bar from The Four Seasons Denver, and the party opens for regular ticket holders at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event and VIP party typically sell out quickly at

In it’s 24-year history, nearly 40,000 Do at The Zoo guests have raised more than $10 million to improve Denver Zoo and support its animal conservation efforts.

Tickets are $175 for individuals or $300 for VIP, which includes early access at 6 p.m., valet parking and an exclusive VIP party.

Trust me, I go to this event almost every year, and except for the possibility of rain, it’s the best outdoors event for party animals! Great food and fun for a great organization.

This is hip

I’m loving the new direction of the re-energized Colorado Symphony Orchestra. It’s latest announcement was the collaboration of Denver band DeVotchKa and special guest Amanda Palmer who will join the symphony for one night only, beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

The eclectic style of DeVotchKa and the punk cabaret sounds of Palmer will blend with a full 60-piece orchestra to create a unique evening of live music under the stars of Red Rocks.

Tickets are on sale now and start at $25 by calling 303-623-7876, or by going to


The incomparable talent of Lily Tomlin, who spans comedy, stage, television, film, writing and producing, will be on display at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7) April 13 at the Paramount Theatre (16th and Glenarm).

This performance is a benefit for CPT12 and is sponsored by KOSI-FM, Out Front Colorado, Prime Time for Seniors, 50plus Marketplace News, Westin Denver Downtown and Presidential Worldwide Transportation.

All seats are reserved through or by calling 1-866-461-6556.

DSTILL my heart

DSTILL presents An American Craft Spirit & Cocktail Show case from 6 to 10 p.m. April 3 at the McNichols Civic Center Building (on the corner of West Colfax and Bannock).

The $40 ticket includes entry, tastes from local and national distillers, food and access to hand-crafted cocktails. Check it out at

Eavesdropping on a visiting boyfriend talking to his roommate about his girlfriend at a Vail condo: “She made me change my ‘Fonzie’ outfit last night.”
“I didn’t see it.”

Did you hear that I have a new column, “Mile High Life,” in Colorado Community Media’s 17 weekly newspapers circling Denver? Be sure to like my Facebook page! Also, here’s where you go to get my column emailed to you Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I’m now the social-media liaison for the Mile High Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association, so read my latest restaurant news there. My email:



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  1. greg
    May 20, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Thanks, Judy. I hope you’re subscribing to Penny Parker’s column. If not, go to and click on the subscribe tab.