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  • AROUND TOWN: Elizabeth's special dance for Ronald McDonald House Charities

    In 2009, Elizabeth Bailey stopped swallowing. Caused by an inoperable brain-stem tumor, the 4-year-old's family feared she wouldn't survive. She was paralyzed.

  • Range Riders' Silver Spur award goes to Colorado Springs businessman

    When the Pikes Peak Range Riders completed their horseback ride through the mountains that started during Wednesday's Street Breakfast, the final order of business was Sunday night's banquet and the naming of the Silver Spur winner. A person considered an "outstanding citizen of the community" has been honored by the Range Riders each year...

  • Around Town: In honor of diversity, pride, equality

    Diversity. Pride. Equality. It's a Springs Thing. That motto is displayed on various Citizens Project billboards, and it was the theme of the Creating Community Breakfast on June 8.

  • AROUND TOWN: Breast-cancer survivors in pink hats celebrate life

    Celebration Saturday looked a bit like the Kentucky Derby because of the big, festive hats. With one exception - all the hats were pink

  • Local teen finds her future with a sad song

    For 17-year-old Miette Hope Goldman, music has always been therapeutic. She writes songs about everything in her life: family, death, love and breakup. She considers every experience a learning experience. Now, her music has won her four years of full tuition, room and board. Goldman was awarded the first Vans Berklee Off the Wall Music...

  • AROUND TOWN: Heather Campbell Chaney's environmental legacy

    Heather Campbell Chaney is opening up the natural world to children once again this summer, teaching them the environmental ethics of a sustainable future.

  • AROUND TOWN: Silver Key finds silver linings at breakfast

    Busy years are coming up for Silver Key Senior Services and the agency is already running at warp speed.

  • AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor Garden Club's Magical May tablescapes

    ith gardens abloom with fresh flowers, now's the perfect time to bring those wonderful scents and colors indoors and experiment with pretty arrangements for the table. But don't stop there. The Broadmoor Garden Club recently filled the Penrose House Pavilion tent with year-round tablescape ideas for any type of celebration: birthdays,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak United Way honors companies, volunteers

    A successful 2013-14 Pikes Peak United Way campaign impacted 142,000 local lives and brought in $5,707,478, it was announced Tuesday. Receiving a new award, Leaders in Collaboration, were companies whose volunteers built a playground for the Salvation Army after-school program: FedEx, Lowe's, Target, JE Dunn Construction Group, C&C Sand...

  • AROUND TOWN: KPWE graduates, Nancy Lewis honored at UCCS

    For 10 years the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment has made it possible for nontraditional women students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to pursue their college degrees, something many had never even daydreamed could happen. Some had faced life changes, some were newly single parents, some had been abused, others had overcome...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Victorian tea for Mom

    Mother's Day weekend was a time for spring colors, hats and tea as the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary was host to its traditional Victorian Tea and Tablescapes event. More than 300 were on hand for the four tea seatings at Partners in Housing on the grounds of Myron Stratton Home. There were table scenes by Sparrow Hawk, Macy's, Mary...

  • AROUND TOWN: Alpha Kappa Alphas give community awards and scholarships

    Years of strong support for education spanned several generations as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Iota Beta Omega Chapter honored community and education leaders during a May 4 scholarship and awards luncheon. At one table was Patricia Slaughter with her mother, Laura Domineck. She was the group's first scholarship winner in 1977 and just...

  • AROUND TOWN: JDRF Promise Ball pledges to help wipe out Type 1 diabetes

    The rally cry for the JDRF Promise Ball was "Until Type 1 Becomes Type None." JDRF, formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, has changed and no longer refers to juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It's a branding change to cover a more-inclusive Type 1 designation. Joining what rapidly has become the popular...

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