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

Life Thu, Sep 18, 2014 - 2:30 PM 0

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

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  • AROUND TOWN: Team Springs Tennis launched

    Karen Brandner, director of tennis at The Broadmoor, has worried for years that her sport is "aging" as she watched the number of junior tennis players drop. She was convinced there are tweens and teens in our area who are serious about the sport but are without the means or without a team, beyond a smattering of high school teams. Enter Team...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

    For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous pasta-
cooking competition revelry with an underlying focus of supporting victims of domestic violence. The Aug. 23 fundraiser on the Myron Stratton Campus broke all records, but no one could have foreseen that just two weeks later the issue of domestic violence would...

  • AROUND TOWN: Honoring Colorado Springs Buffalo Soldiers history

    Theirs is a history of military greatness under a shadow of segregation and derision. If the hard-working Buffalo Soldier Community Memorial Committee has its way, those warriors of the all-black Ninth and Tenth Cavalry in the late 1800s will be honored with a bronze statue by Rod Mench in Memorial Park by 2016, the 150th anniversary of the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Citizen Soldier Connection

    The Citizen Soldier Connection, a group of local citizens stepping in to support members of the military and their families stationed here, recently took to the links for a Friend-Raiser Golf Outing at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. Foursomes were made up of two soldiers and two local citizens. Prior to teeing up, members of the nonprofit...

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

    He has covered every major cycling event in the world, including the Tour de France, but for expert commentator Phil Liggett, the USA Pro Challenge, which flew through Colorado Springs on Aug. 21, "makes cycling cool." That was the sentiment of the thousands of screaming, bell-clanging fans lining the roads that day and the more than 200 fans...

  • 'A vision to serve every child in need'

    CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is among the biggest and brightest CASA programs in the country. It's such a force that sometimes it implements cutting-edge programs "almost before we think of them," said national CASA CEO Michael Piraino, chuckling. The head of Court Appointed Special Advocates since 1977 was among the several hundred guests...

  • AROUND TOWN: Saving wild mustangs like the stallion named Cloud

    Local filmmaker Ginger Kathrens thought a wildlife film about mustangs would be the simplest of projects. After all, she told herself, horses just stand around in a field and graze all day. Off she went to the Pryor Mountains, near the border of Montana and Wyoming where what is considered a "historically significant" herd roams. Instead...

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement celebrates 60 years

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

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

    It was a morning for the community to go onto the street to raise money, for Urban Peak Colorado Springs, which provides services to and helps get homeless youth off the street.

  • AROUND TOWN: ReStore, Habitat say farewell to boss

    Accolades have come over the years for Paul Johnson, executive director of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, but the one from Leadership Pikes Peak in 2008 for "Modeling the Way" still nails it, attested his employees and volunteers at Johnson's July 17 retirement party.

  • AROUND TOWN: Picnic at Benet Hill honors military

    For the fifth year the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery invited the public to their wooded retreat in Black Forest for a 
Sunday afternoon of natural beauty combined with face painting, basketball shooting, pony rides, climbing on firetrucks and shopping for bargains from Sisters Thrift and Boutique.

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