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AROUND TOWN: Legacy of symphony's Bee Vradenburg continues through foundation carrying her name
AROUND TOWN: Legacy of symphony's Bee Vradenburg continues through foundation carrying her name

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 23, 2017

What became the Bee Vradenburg Foundation was launched in 2002 with an arts summit at Penrose House, and the foundation's 15th anniversary June 12 was...

AROUND TOWN: Survivors celebrate life, heroes at Colorado Springs Komen luncheon
AROUND TOWN: Survivors celebrate life, heroes at Colorado Springs Komen luncheon

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jul 23, 2017

The Komen breast-cancer pink season is underway, leading to Pooches in Pink festivities Sept. 9 at Rock Ledge Ranch and the Sept. 10 Komen Colorado...

AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs garden tour a treat for hundreds
AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs garden tour a treat for hundreds

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The Friends of eXtension, which raises money for Colorado State University Extension, has offered a popular Open Garden Tour since 2012, drawing...

AROUND TOWN: Talking to the zoo animals in true Spencer Penrose black-tie fashion
AROUND TOWN: Talking to the zoo animals in true Spencer Penrose black-tie fashion

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

Early day philanthropist and Broadmoor businessman Spencer Penrose would have been delighted in what his little personal menagerie of animals became....

AROUND TOWN: It took the
AROUND TOWN: It took the "Magic of Two" for Peak Education to lead low-income youngsters to college

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

It has been 20 years since two friends challenged themselves to find a way to give back to their community, especially the children. One an attorney,...

AROUND TOWN: Grilling cheese to help the homeless
AROUND TOWN: Grilling cheese to help the homeless

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Yummy grilled cheese sandwiches paired with craft beer samples drew several hundred hungry folks to the recent inaugural Colorado Springs Grill Cheese...

AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project'
AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project'

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

For 25 years, the community advocacy Citizens Project has been the voice "to embrace equality, diversity and separation of church and state." The 500...

AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out
AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

The gals donned pink, cowgirl hats and boots, rallied their friends and went Western at the 10th anniversary Cowgirls & Cocktails on June 2. More than...

AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart
AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

James Stewart has worn many hats: colonel, fighter pilot, Pikes Peak United Way board chair, business developer, business professor and co-chair of the...

AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region's 'Building for Change' awards night
AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region's 'Building for Change' awards night

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

In the midst of "Building for Change," an inclusive campus for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region paused...

AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees
AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Echoing the words of Maya Angelou, the women of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment have overcome their life obstacles and "like air, I'll rise." The...

Recent graduates from 11 high schools selected as 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes
Recent graduates from 11 high schools selected as 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Twenty-four young women who graduated from high school this year have been named 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes. They were selected for school...

AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope introduces new director, awards grants
AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope introduces new director, awards grants

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

More than $50,000 in Newborn Hope grants to provide resources for Colorado babies and families impacted by prematurity were announced at a celebration...

AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor Garden Club program leads guests through 59 National Parks
AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor Garden Club program leads guests through 59 National Parks

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Our National Parks turned 100 last Aug. 25 and Donna and Mike Guthrie were able to sing "Happy Birthday" to all 59 of them. The "Donna & Mike...

AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak honors decades of community leaders
AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak honors decades of community leaders

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

For 41 years, Leadership Pikes Peak, first known as Citizen's Goals, has developed community leaders and worked on community betterment projects....

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