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

    Chefs tempted the 325-plus attendees at the Glass Slipper Ball with delicacies such as Foie Gras Mousse, Brown Butter and Hazelnut Tiramisu with White Chocolate Mascarpone and Frangelico Ganache, Elvis-style PB, Banana and Bacon and Colorado Veal Oscar, complemented by a wine tasting. Meanwhile, two of the evening's beneficiaries Jan. 24, The...

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

    Hello, New South End. And the new North Tejon Street neighborhood. It was an event to experience new downtown communities and to welcome the first men to a special public meeting of Artemis Women. The Jan. 17 "Creating Neighborhoods" at Tim Gill Center for Public Media drew an overflow crowd of people. The gathering was a project of Kathy...

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

    The end of the workday on Jan. 8 was the signal for a crowd of young career people to converge on The Famous Steak House for a connecting-with-the-community social. It's the 11th year for Colorado Springs Young Professionals ( cosyoungpros), founded by Jon Severson. Twice-monthly meetings are held at various sites. The...

  • AROUND TOWN: 20 debutantes make Christmas-season debut

    Outside, a dazzling array of twinkling white lights filled the trees and lined the grounds of The Broadmoor as nature added its own soft white flakes. Inside the Broadmoor International Center, snowy white was the signature color of gowns, gloves and pearls worn by 20 young women officially introduced to the community as the 2014 Colorado...

  • AROUND TOWN: Partying Bavarian style

    The Briarhurst was replete with dirndls and lederhosen as accordion songs played by a strolling musician filled the air. The annual Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild's Bavarian Christmas Dinner has taken on a personality of its own. Held on a snowy Dec. 17, this fifth holiday Bavarian fundraiser drew 180 partygoers to enjoy the company and...

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

    The ageless beauty of Old North End homes decorated for the holidays drew more than 600 people to the second annual Two Cor Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 13.

  • AROUND TOWN: A Talarico-Dreiling catering business anniversary

    The year was 1989. Michelle Talarico was manager of a local restaurant where the band Appaloosa was playing, with songstress Kathy Dreiling at the microphone. Then the women decided it might be kind of fun and possibly a good idea to buy a little box-lunch and takeout deli called Picnic Basket. They divvied up $300 each and became caterers....

  • AROUND TOWN: Docents help visitors enjoy Fine Arts Center experience

    They're the faces of the Fine Arts Center, who help people enjoy and learn about their arts experiences. That's why docents are so important, said David Dahlin, the center's CEO/president, as he welcomed seven new docents at the holiday awards luncheon Dec. 9 at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort.

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

    A chorus of "Shhhhh" was followed by quiet, and then an explosion of cheers as the elevator door at Colorado Springs Conservatory opened and beloved local personality Peggy Shivers stepped out. Looking out at a large gathering of friends, she was shocked and puzzled: "It's not my birthday?" (That was in June when she turned 75.) Somehow, the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Ronald McDonald Houses celebrate 40 years

    The first Ronald McDonald House opened 40 years ago in Philadelphia as a place where families of seriously ill children could stay close to the hospitals where their loved ones were being treated. Now there are 350 houses that have served 9 million families. The local house opened on Valentine's Day 1987 on Logan Avenue near Memorial Hospital....

  • AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope champions newborn babies

    For decades, Newborn Hope has been the highly anticipated holiday-season-opening time to get friends together and "do lunch" for a heart-touching cause. In its 42nd year, the benefit to help premature babies and their families brought 800 celebrants to The Broadmoor on Nov. 20, where they raised $140,000. J.J. Kaelin and Yvonne Conrad were...