Around Town   The people and happenings around our area

AROUND TOWN: Hundreds were Off the Street and under the bridge for Urban Peak's homeless youth

Jul 26, 2015

Seven years ago there was a cozy breakfast for the community on the...

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AROUND TOWN: Old North End gardens featured on Friends of eXtension tour

Jul 24, 2015

A tour of gardens on Colorado Springs' historic Old North End on July...

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AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center sashayed to an O'Keeffe look

Jul 22, 2015

If artist Georgia O'Keeffe had been invited to a "glam soiree" in her...

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AROUND TOWN: Delta Sigma Theta Hats Off Luncheon

Jul 19, 2015

Each year, the Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta...

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AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball Fete with Penguin Flock a sell-out success

Jul 12, 2015

Colorado the penguin was surrounded by twins when many of the men at...

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AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes

Jul 5, 2015

Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation...

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AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia, WCLI

Jul 5, 2015

Each Women's Community Leadership Initiative class has a project. It...

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AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails

Jul 5, 2015

It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's...

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AROUND TOWN: Big prize for playful sculpture

Jun 28, 2015

Being fully appreciated for what you do never gets old for an artist....

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AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Range Riders celebrate their 66th ride

Jun 28, 2015

The first Pikes Peak Range Ride was a more casual Western affair with...

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AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs

Jun 21, 2015

100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs: "Now this is the way the fellows...

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AROUND TOWN: 100+ Women Who Care - Colorado Springs

Jun 21, 2015

In an instant world, simply call it speed charity, speed philanthropy...

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AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region celebrates 60 years

Jun 14, 2015

One mother, Peggy Marshall, set out to create a way to a better future...

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AROUND TOWN: Citizens Project paints a dream community word picture

Jun 14, 2015

Love, equality, diversity, acceptance, neighbors, inclusion . A word...

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AROUND TOWN: Women friends link for community

Jun 7, 2015

All it took was two women. In 1946, the Philadelphia pair invited...

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AROUND TOWN: A whole different kind of 'T party' for the Woman's Club

Jun 3, 2015

The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs is going strong after almost 113...

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AROUND TOWN: Spicy night for Women's Resource Agency

May 27, 2015

They were doing a happy dance. Part of the dance party was inspired...

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AROUND TOWN: Chocoholic Frolic a sensory delight Kidpower gala

May 27, 2015

Kidpower knows the secret of success: chocolate, and lots of it. The...

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AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness

May 24, 2015

Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in...

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AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence

May 20, 2015

An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity...

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AROUND TOWN: Guild celebrates Mother's Day and the Philharmonic

May 17, 2015

It was a flower-filled celebration of Mother's Day and a successful...

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AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope Breakfast

May 13, 2015

Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their...

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AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball 2015: Indiana Bones and Raiders of the Lost Bark

May 10, 2015

Turn "Indiana Bones" loose at the Fur Ball and doggies and kitties all...

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AROUND TOWN: An evening for Western fashions and therapeutic riding

May 6, 2015

Cowgirls and cowpokes brought "country couture" to town, filling the...

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AROUND TOWN: Hall of Fame kicks off 75th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo season

May 3, 2015

It's a celebratory season for Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo: 75 years....

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AROUND TOWN: Komen Colorado South gives $228,000 in grants

Apr 29, 2015

Bring out all the pink; it's Komen Colorado South time. And when all...

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AROUND TOWN: Yuri's Space Party for Colorado Springs Science Center

Apr 26, 2015

The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted...

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AROUND TOWN: Elder abuse a focus of Silver Key, Colorado's mandatory reporting system

Apr 26, 2015

The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care,...

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AROUND TOWN: Memorial Hospital Gala honors cardiologist Dr. David Greenberg

Apr 16, 2015

It was an impossible feat for Dr. David Greenberg to walk through the...

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AROUND TOWN: The Arc's Disability Awareness Month film festival

Apr 12, 2015

The Arc Pikes Peak Region took to the big screen for a new way of...

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AROUND TOWN: Teen Court makes significant difference for juvenile offenders

Apr 12, 2015

For 21 years, young local offenders have gone before judges and juries...

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Apr 5, 2015

Thirty years and still singing a happy melody. The Colorado Springs...

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AROUND TOWN: Celebrating 118 years of early childhood education

Apr 1, 2015

Past and current board members were honored on March 19 as Early...

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AROUND TOWN: West Point Founders Day celebrated with superintendent

Mar 29, 2015

If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point...

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AROUND TOWN: Fun on the Boardwalk to help victimized children

Mar 29, 2015

Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games and...

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AROUND TOWN: Marvin Strait roasted by community leaders

Mar 22, 2015

The annual Cheyenne Village fundraising roasts are hilariously infamous...

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AROUND TOWN: Lively St. Patrick's Day Gala benefits Catholic Charities

Mar 22, 2015

Shamrocks and lucky gold coins, elves and leprechauns, twinkling...

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AROUND TOWN: Imagination Library brings books to area children's mailboxes

Mar 15, 2015

"The Little Engine That Could" is chuga-chugaing its way into thousands...

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AROUND TOWN: Care and Share Food Bank message reaches 1,000+ at luncheon

Mar 15, 2015

The news was good. A five-year Care and Share Food Bank program, now...

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AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball: Gatsby goes Western

Mar 8, 2015

It was a "Howdy, m'am" and "Hey there, cowboy" black-tie kind of night....

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AROUND TOWN: The Y honors volunteers, imagines what's to come

Mar 1, 2015

"Imagine" was the challenge and the charge from Boyd Williams,...

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AROUND TOWN: Wine Festival Grand Tasting benefits Conservatory

Mar 1, 2015

Magnifico! A weekend with Paolo, Matteo, Mario, Jeanneth Angel and...

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AROUND TOWN: Hundreds help Celebrate Youth in the Arts

Feb 18, 2015

The lobby and ballroom of Hotel Eleganté were transformed into a Hall...

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AROUND TOWN: Walmart gives half a million dollars to area nonprofits

Feb 18, 2015

Local nonprofit representatives were treated to a dinner at Cheyenne...

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AROUND TOWN: Interfaith Hospitality Network becomes Family Promise

Feb 15, 2015

A new name and a new vision greeted several hundred guests and...

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AROUND TOWN: Opera League celebrates night in Rome in preparation for "Tosca"

Feb 15, 2015

As the ethereal sounds of arias and rapid patter of Neopolitan opera...

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AROUND TOWN: Jan Martin named Unstoppable Woman

Feb 4, 2015

Eleven strong, all Unstoppable Women. Named as the 2015 honoree at a...

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AROUND TOWN: Empty Stocking Fund surpasses goal, raising $1.16 million

Feb 4, 2015

The plain white envelopes carried by smiling people leaving Penrose...

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AROUND TOWN: Glass Slipper Ball an evening of gourmet goodies, women's initiatives

Feb 1, 2015

Chefs tempted the 325-plus attendees at the Glass Slipper Ball with...

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AROUND TOWN: New Colorado Springs downtown communities, north and south

Jan 25, 2015

Hello, New South End. And the new North Tejon Street neighborhood. It...

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AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs Young Professionals kick off the new year

Jan 18, 2015

The end of the workday on Jan. 8 was the signal for a crowd of young...

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AROUND TOWN: 20 debutantes make Christmas-season debut

Jan 4, 2015

Outside, a dazzling array of twinkling white lights filled the trees...

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AROUND TOWN: Partying Bavarian style

Dec 28, 2014

The Briarhurst was replete with dirndls and lederhosen as accordion...

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AROUND TOWN: Old North End history drew holiday home tour visitors

Dec 23, 2014

The ageless beauty of Old North End homes decorated for the holidays...

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AROUND TOWN: A Talarico-Dreiling catering business anniversary

Dec 21, 2014

The year was 1989. Michelle Talarico was manager of a local restaurant...

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AROUND TOWN: Docents help visitors enjoy Fine Arts Center experience

Dec 18, 2014

They're the faces of the Fine Arts Center, who help people enjoy and...

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AROUND TOWN: Conservatory/Library 21c areas named in honor of Peggy Shivers

Dec 14, 2014

A chorus of "Shhhhh" was followed by quiet, and then an explosion of...

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AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald Houses celebrate 40 years

Dec 7, 2014

The first Ronald McDonald House opened 40 years ago in Philadelphia as...

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AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope champions newborn babies

Dec 7, 2014

For decades, Newborn Hope has been the highly anticipated...

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AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids warms up 485 elementary students

Nov 30, 2014

When cold weather hit this fall, 485 youngsters at Pinello Elementary...

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AROUND TOWN: It could be a banner year for The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation's Empty Stocking Fund

Nov 30, 2014

This is it. This is the year. "If there were going to be a year, this...

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AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

Nov 23, 2014

The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were...

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AROUND TOWN: Woman's Club focuses on education, community involvement

Nov 21, 2014

Since 1902, members of The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs have...

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AROUND TOWN: The Home Front Cares 'For the Love of Our Troops X'

Nov 16, 2014

Any community that gives welcome-home McDonald's Quarter Pounders to...

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AROUND TOWN: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

Nov 16, 2014

Area chefs pulled out all the stops to help raise thousands of dollars...

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AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement 60th anniversary honors Gary Atkins

Nov 14, 2014

Gary Atkins received the Gary Backstrom Spirit of Achievement Award,...

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AROUND TOWN: Celebrating 2014 Colorado Regional Business Alliance honorees

Nov 9, 2014

It never gets old. Chuck Murphy has a permanent smile on his face as he...

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AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency helps women find their hopes and dreams+

Nov 2, 2014

Today she's a college professor. There was a time, however, when Regina...

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AROUND TOWN: Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers and WWII vets honored by USO

Nov 2, 2014

Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers crooned "(I've Had) The Time of...

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AROUND TOWN: Educational Big Brothers Big Sisters Bruncheon

Oct 26, 2014

It's becoming a tradition. When the children head back to school after...

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AROUND TOWN: They're the leaders: United Way's LIG (Leaders in Giving)

Oct 26, 2014

they're leaders in the community. Many are leaders in business, others...

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AROUND TOWN: 50 years and growing, REACHing for success to stop poverty

Oct 16, 2014

What better way to celebrate a 50-year milestone than to rename and...

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AROUND TOWN: Women see red to save their own lives

Oct 16, 2014

One Friday each September retains its red luster. It has much to do...

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Marking a 50-year-old mission

Oct 12, 2014

Its history is traced to President John F. Kennedy, whose family was...

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AROUND TOWN: New Fine Arts Center President Dahlin moves and grooves to a Colorado Springs beat

Oct 12, 2014

Well hello, Colorado Springs. New Fine Arts Center President/Executive...

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AROUND TOWN: Girl Scouts honor 2014 Women of Distinction

Oct 5, 2014

The stage was filled with powerful local women who, in the words of...

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AROUND TOWN: A Family afFaire at the Donner spread

Oct 5, 2014

Call it the ultimate church picnic, a block party to beat all block...

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AROUND TOWN: Street Breakfast benefits community groups

Sep 28, 2014

On June 18, more than 3,000 folks of all ages wore their Western duds,...

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AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum helps people discover their stories

Sep 28, 2014

Judy Casey found a way to share her passion with her friends. The über...

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AROUND TOWN: Team Springs tennis launched

Sep 21, 2014

Karen Brandner, director of tennis at The Broadmoor, has worried for...

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AROUND TOWN: Rockin' the '60s for Silver Key Seniors

Sep 21, 2014

A Fonzie was there, vinyl go-go boots were everywhere and no one seemed...

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AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

Sep 14, 2014

For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous...

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AROUND TOWN: Honoring Colorado Springs Buffalo Soldiers history

Sep 11, 2014

Theirs is a history of military greatness under a shadow of segregation...

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AROUND TOWN: Citizen Soldier Connection

Aug 31, 2014

The Citizen Soldier Connection, a group of local citizens stepping in...

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AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor gala wrapped up a cycling frenzy day at USA Pro Challenge

Aug 31, 2014

He has covered every major cycling event in the world, including the...

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'A vision to serve every child in need'

Aug 24, 2014

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is among the biggest and brightest CASA...

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AROUND TOWN: Saving wild mustangs like the stallion named Cloud

Aug 14, 2014

Local filmmaker Ginger Kathrens thought a wildlife film about mustangs...

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AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement celebrates 60 years

Aug 7, 2014

A festive crowd weathered downpours on July 29 to celebrate Junior...

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AROUND TOWN: Community fills the street for Urban Peak and homeless youth

Jul 31, 2014

It was a morning for the community to go onto the street to raise money,...

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AROUND TOWN: ReStore, Habitat say farewell to boss

Jul 24, 2014

Accolades have come over the years for Paul Johnson, executive director...

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AROUND TOWN: Picnic at Benet Hill honors military

Jul 24, 2014

For the fifth year the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery...

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AROUND TOWN: Mounds of shrimp a Cheyenne Village favorite

Jul 17, 2014

The shrimp boats were a-comin' - apologies to the 1950s "Shrimp Boats"...

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AROUND TOWN: Opening night for The Mezzanine

Jul 17, 2014

Onlookers downtown may have been puzzled on July 11 as people headed...

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