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Veronica Castelo

Veronica Castelo

Veronica Castelo is the former director of marketing and community outreach for CultureMap Austin.

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World Premiere

A kid's dream: Comics, ice cream and a backstage tour for the world premiere of Robot Planet Rising

By Veronica Castelo

Comics and ice cream! Life doesn't get much better than that when you're a kid, or kid at heart. On Friday night, fans of The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book ...


Giving back

Flowers trump puppies: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center wins Whole Foods Market non-profit Culture Poll

By Veronica Castelo

For the past seven days, five area non-profits have been vying for the chance to be featured at the June 19 grand opening celebration of Whole Foods Market's new ...


Staying active

City Running Tours: A different way to see the city

By Veronica Castelo

The idea of running while on vacation may sound ridiculous to some, but the team behind City Running Tours has managed to make it fun for tourists wanting a unique ...


Giving back

Time to vote: Who will win Whole Foods Market Community of Giving Culture Poll Contest?

By Veronica Castelo

If you don’t know by now, Whole Foods Market is a big fan of giving back to the community. In fact, the company gives back at least five percent ...


Getting involved

Brightest Party Ever: Community leaders let loose and get funky for Leadership Austin

By Veronica Castelo

Hot pink, electric blue, and splashes of neon green brightened up the Long Center for the Performing Arts City Terrace Tuesday night during Leadership Austin's Brightest Party Ever. The ...


sold out celebration

Eat, drink and be merry: Crowning Austin's Tastemakers

By Veronica Castelo

The sold out CultureMap Austin Tastemaker Awards brought out hundreds of foodies who ate and drank their way through the Driskill Hotel.


Protecting Austin's Pets

Puppy Love: Petcasso raises thousands for Animal Trustees of Austin

By Veronica Castelo

Nothing tugs at your heartstrings quite like an adorable cuddly pet in need of help. Sunday night images of all the pets Animal Trustees of Austin has helped over the ...


Every vote counts

Nail biter: Contigo inches past Kome Sushi to take on Haddington's in CultureMap Tastemaker Awards New Restaurant Challenge

By Veronica Castelo

The battle for the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards New Restaurant Challenge has come down the finals.  Admirers of Contigo's outdoor patio and ranch-style cuisine logged on daily to vote in ...


Art at the Domain

Artists from around the country turn the Domain into an outdoor gallery this weekend

By Veronica Castelo

You might want to take a little extra cash with you on your trip to the Domain this weekend. Dozens of artists from Austin and all over the country and ...


Eat your way through Austin

Screw swimsuit season: Austin Restaurant Week offers deals you don't want to miss

By Veronica Castelo

Just when you think you can hunker down and start prepping your body for swimsuit season another foodie event comes along to thwart your efforts. Austin Restaurant Week is upon ...


Making a difference

New non-profit helps people "leave" without regret

By Veronica Castelo

It seems like every day another non-profit pops up. There are so many problems in the world and so many people wanting to solve them. They all tug at your ...


Off the beaten SXSW path

Back rubs and Bloody Marys: UTOPiA Sessions give bands a little SXSW reprieve

By Veronica Castelo

Off the beaten and crowded downtown paths of SXSW is a place where bands can go to relax, get a free message and drink a few Bloody Marys. What is ...


Gettin' all dirty

Work hard, eat dirt: Columbia Muddy Buddy around the corner with kickoff party this Saturday

By Veronica Castelo

Every year I say I'm going to do the Columbia Muddy Buddy and every year I forget to sign up and kick myself when I see photos of all ...


Get your vote on

Contigo, Lenoir and Easy Tiger among 16 newbies duking it out in the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards New Restaurant Challenge

By Veronica Castelo

Are you a foodie dying to give your opinion? Or maybe you've been looking for an excuse to try Austin's newest restaurants? Well, look no further. The inaugural ...


Austin Gorilla Run is back

Hide your bananas! Gorillas to take over downtown Austin and break a world record

By Veronica Castelo

People look at me funny when I tell them I want to dress up like a gorilla and run through downtown Austin. I swear I'm not crazy. I'm ...


Finding hope amidst tragedy

Hospice Austin: Providing more than just end-of-life care for adults and children alike

By Veronica Castelo

For some reason I always thought Hospice Austin was a place people go to die, a place where all hope is lost. I recently discovered I was wrong. Jan Phillips ...


Making "healthy" the norm

Active Life: Changing the culture of health and fitness, one community at a time

By Veronica Castelo

Husky jeans. Mothers will tell you they are for boys who are "well-built" and "strong." Fifth grade boys see the label a bit differently, or at least Baker Harrell did ...


Block Party

Stylin' on South Lamar: Howl, Moss and others show off their hip designs

By Veronica Castelo

The trendy shops along the 700 block of South Lamar showed off their hip offerings during a block party on Friday night. A steady stream of stylish shoppers walked from ...


Supporting non-profits

Widgets, bit.lys, tweets, oh my! Social Media 101 for non-profits at CultureMap's Culture of Giving Mixer

By Veronica Castelo

Area non-profit leaders learned the ins and outs of social media Tuesday night during CultureMap Austin's Culture of Giving Mixer at Violet Crown Cinema. Camp Fire USA, MainSprings School ...


Art parties

B Scene at the Blanton: Museum turns into holiday hot spot

By Veronica Castelo

Giant Nutcrackers and holiday music greeted guests at Friday night's Holiday B Scene at the Blanton Museum of Art. Hundreds of people packed the museum for a night of ...


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