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AROUND TOWN: Soccer Olympian Mia Hamm keynotes Peak Vista's Breakfast of Champions
AROUND TOWN: Soccer Olympian Mia Hamm keynotes Peak Vista's Breakfast of Champions

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

One of the favorite nonprofit events each fall is the Peak Vista Breakfast of Champions and the big question in advance is always which Wheaties box...

AROUND TOWN: Paralympians share Rio stories at Association of Blind Athletes breakfast
AROUND TOWN: Paralympians share Rio stories at Association of Blind Athletes breakfast

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Vibrant Olympic colors and revolving videos of Olympic/Paralympic greats circling the Hall of Fame Rotunda set the theme for U.S. Association of Blind...

AROUND TOWN: Habitat opens new doors and they're works of art
AROUND TOWN: Habitat opens new doors and they're works of art

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

They're opening the doors to new homes and have done this for 30 years. How fitting it was that Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity celebrated its...

AROUND TOWN: CPCD guests kissed their brains to give kids a Head Start
AROUND TOWN: CPCD guests kissed their brains to give kids a Head Start

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Preschoolers can help with this one. Do a really good job ... kiss your brain. Learn the answer to a tough question ... kiss your brain. Someone's...

AROUND TOWN: Friends/family honor Urban Turzi of One Nation Walking Together
AROUND TOWN: Friends/family honor Urban Turzi of One Nation Walking Together

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

For nine years and seven months, the man fondly referred to as "Urb" spent every waking moment working to better the lives of Native Americans,...

AROUND TOWN: Women's Foundation of Colorado works toward women's potential
AROUND TOWN: Women's Foundation of Colorado works toward women's potential

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 20, 2016

It's all about empowering women to their full potential under the motto "Together. We are powerful." The Women's Foundation of Colorado (wfco.org) did...

AROUND TOWN: Army Ranger helps The Home Front Cares' mission for troops
AROUND TOWN: Army Ranger helps The Home Front Cares' mission for troops

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Thoughts have been about veterans and the troops and their families this Veterans Day week. The Home Front Cares kicked it off early, on Oct. 14,...

AROUND TOWN: Chefs help March of Dimes create purple world for babies
AROUND TOWN: Chefs help March of Dimes create purple world for babies

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Thursday is a day for purple, World Prematurity Day, for the tiniest of the tiny babies. It's part of November's Prematurity Awareness Month, which...

AROUND TOWN: Jack and Jill of America charters Greater Pikes Peak Chapter
AROUND TOWN: Jack and Jill of America charters Greater Pikes Peak Chapter

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Formally attired young people followed a tradition dating back to 1938 when they and their mothers became charter members of Jack and Jill of America,...

AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids ends 10-year run with thousands of coats, Conservatory scholarships
AROUND TOWN: Koats 4 Kids ends 10-year run with thousands of coats, Conservatory scholarships

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Nov 6, 2016

A simple conversation 10 years ago led to new winter coats for almost 3,800 area elementary school youngsters in low-income schools. On the...

AROUND TOWN: Mental health heroes around Colorado Springs focus on teen suicide prevention
AROUND TOWN: Mental health heroes around Colorado Springs focus on teen suicide prevention

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The heroes of mental health are all around us: the teacher who lets kids know they're appreciated, a teen whose rap video deals with all-too-frequent...

AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency empowers women toward the workplace
AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency empowers women toward the workplace

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 30, 2016

They're on F.I.R.E. at the Women's Resource Agency. It's an empowering flame, helping women into the workplace and in their personal development, the...

AROUND TOWN: Night of comedy raises donations for families of the disabled in Colorado Springs
AROUND TOWN: Night of comedy raises donations for families of the disabled in Colorado Springs

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Oct 25, 2016

A Night of Comedy filled with craziness and laughter thanks to featured Chicago-area comic Mike Toomey was a special evening for a cause. The...

AROUND TOWN: 'Around the World with PILLAR' visits new Mt. Carmel center for veterans
AROUND TOWN: 'Around the World with PILLAR' visits new Mt. Carmel center for veterans

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 23, 2016

At PILLAR, it's all about lifelong learning. Some months feature cultural activities; other times STEM, mind and spirit, living a better life, being...

AROUND TOWN: A Go Red for Women day
AROUND TOWN: A Go Red for Women day

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 16, 2016

For 14 years, local women have set aside a day each September to learn about their own heart health. Go Red for Women Education Day and Luncheon on...

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