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

    It's a celebratory season for Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo: 75 years. Giving the anniversary a boot-kickin' start was the induction of the professional rodeo's fourth class of Hall of Fame honorees April 24 at The Broadmoor and the addition of the names on the stone memorial at the Hank the Cowboy statue downtown. Joining the Hall of Fame: The...

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

    Bring out all the pink; it's Komen Colorado South time. And when all the running, walking, golfing, playing tennis and fundraising is completed this fall, the money will go into grants and for research to seek out a cure for breast cancer. Sponsors, volunteers, survivors and staff were on hand April 22 at The Warehouse for the announcement...

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

    The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted grant from the Edson Foundation to help jump-start the 65,000-square-foot Colorado Springs Science Center, envisioned as "a landmark, leading-edge science and technology interactive museum" in lower downtown. The grant announcement was made at the third annual Yuri's Space...

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

    The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care, dignity and respect. Elisabeth Almond's words brought soft smiles and knowing head nods from 400 guests at Silver Key Senior Services' Silver Linings fundraising breakfast. The subject of the morning on April 14: elder abuse. Almond, the violence prevention regional...

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

    It was an impossible feat for Dr. David Greenberg to walk through the West Ballroom at The Broadmoor. Well-wisher after well-wisher wanted a private moment to congratulate the cardiologist as the Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala's special honoree April 11, a tribute to practicing for almost 40 years in Colorado Springs. For 18 of those...

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

    The Arc Pikes Peak Region took to the big screen for a new way of celebrating National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Several hundred enthusiastic moviegoers visited Stargazers Theatre on March 18 for three Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival showings of 16 film shorts. In touching fashion, movie makers showed what it is that...

  • AROUND TOWN: Teen Court makes significant difference for juvenile offenders

    For 21 years, young local offenders have gone before judges and juries who most closely understand being a kid. They're teens themselves. Since the program started, more than 7,500 at-risk teens have gone through Colorado Springs Teen Court (csteencourt.org), 413 during 2013-14. All were first-time misdemeanor offenders ages 10-18. It's...

  • AROUND TOWN

    Thirty years and still singing a happy melody. The Colorado Springs Chorale Chefs' Gala has spawned many an upstart. As others sought to emulate the event, the original kept cooking along. The anniversary gala March 29 drew 390 enthusiastic noshers savoring tasty treats from 24 chefs. Organizers reported seeing many new faces as well as...

  • AROUND TOWN: Celebrating 118 years of early childhood education

    Past and current board members were honored on March 19 as Early Connections Learning Centers celebrated 118 years as a nonprofit child care organization, the oldest in Colorado. Fourteen women founded the Colorado Springs Day Nursery Association in 1897 to provide child care for working women. A building frequently mistaken for a private...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fun on the Boardwalk to help victimized children

    Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games and winning kitschy little prizes. This was the Boardwalk Safe Passage style, circa the 1930s, down the hallways and in the ballroom at the Marriott Hotel on March 7. In true Safe Passage fundraiser gala fashion, the 20th annual event to benefit the nonprofit, which provides...

  • AROUND TOWN: West Point Founders Day celebrated with superintendent

    If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point graduates. The Military Academy at West Point was established by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, and during the month of March the 140 West Point Alumni Societies honor Founders Day with a variety of get-togethers. The West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Marvin Strait roasted by community leaders

    The annual Cheyenne Village fundraising roasts are hilariously infamous for ripping into some of this city's well-known characters, leaving nothing sacred or unsaid. Previous roastees were known for letting non-PC jabs roll off their broad shoulders as they raised money for the nonprofit that helps those with developmental disabilities learn...

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

    Shamrocks and lucky gold coins, elves and leprechauns, twinkling buttons and emerald ties. Once again, it was a green-beer St. Patrick's Day Gala at its liveliest and most colorful. The 14th annual fundraiser benefiting the community programs of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado drew almost 470 people to the DoubleTree Hotel...

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

    "The Little Engine That Could" is chuga-chugaing its way into thousands of of area homes, teaching kids "I think I can. I think I can" as it brings them the magic of books. This is the first book in a program that mails books monthly to 8,000 children from newborn to 5 years old all across El Paso and Teller counties, thanks to Pikes Peak...

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

    The news was good. A five-year Care and Share Food Bank program, now two years in, could make food available to 100 percent of all southern Colorado residents by 2018. Although there are still hungry, food-insecure people in southern counties, including El Paso, they are fewer than ever. The program is realistically named "Within Reach" and...

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