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  • AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball: Gatsby goes Western

    It was a "Howdy, m'am" and "Hey there, cowboy" black-tie kind of night. No oxymoron this. The 32nd annual Heart Ball, traditionally a formal affair, drew 340 people to a Black Tie & Boots Gala Feb. 28 at the Broadmoor International Center, raising $240,000 for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Some of the...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Y honors volunteers, imagines what's to come

    "Imagine" was the challenge and the charge from Boyd Williams, ebullient daydreamer and president/CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. "Imagine" set the tone for the 136th annual meeting and volunteer celebration Feb. 19 at the Antlers Hilton. There's huge potential for the Y's "phenomenal reach in the community," Williams said,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Wine Festival Grand Tasting benefits Conservatory

    Magnifico! A weekend with Paolo, Matteo, Mario, Jeanneth Angel and Antonio and the best wines from what's known as the top half of the boot: Piedmont and Tuscany. The 24th annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs on Feb. 19-21 went Italian in a big way, featuring winemakers Paolo Canclini, Matteo Molino, Mario Scanu, Jeanneth Angel Tonon,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Hundreds help Celebrate Youth in the Arts

    The lobby and ballroom of Hotel Eleganté were transformed into a Hall of the Arts on Feb. 12 as 460 guests went to breakfast to Celebrate Youth in the Arts, a benefit for the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and Colorado Springs Children's Chorale. Sounds greeting those arriving as well as hotel guests were made by a combination of violins and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Walmart gives half a million dollars to area nonprofits

    Local nonprofit representatives were treated to a dinner at Cheyenne Mountain Resort before receiving almost $500,000 in philanthropic grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. Recipients at the Feb. 6 event represented initiatives focusing on four core areas: hunger and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Interfaith Hospitality Network becomes Family Promise

    A new name and a new vision greeted several hundred guests and volunteers at Interfaith Hospitality Network's 18th annual Hope, Hearts and Home luncheon. Meeting for an after-church Sunday meal and fundraising auction Feb. 8 at Hotel Eleganté, they were officially introduced to Family Promise of Colorado Springs. "It's not just about a name...

  • AROUND TOWN: Opera League celebrates night in Rome in preparation for "Tosca"

    As the ethereal sounds of arias and rapid patter of Neopolitan opera ditties brought smiles to those enjoying "An Evening in Rome," eyes were drawn outside through the panoramic expanse of windows at The Pinery at the Hill to the perfect addition to the musical evening: a round, full moon rising. Puccini and Opera Theatre of the Rockies...

  • AROUND TOWN: Jan Martin named Unstoppable Woman

    Eleven strong, all Unstoppable Women. Named as the 2015 honoree at a kickoff party at the new KOAA News5 studios was Jan Martin, a Colorado Springs native completing her second term on the city council as council president pro tem. Owner of Martin Business Group, Martin, who has an MBA in finance, has a long list of awards including the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Empty Stocking Fund surpasses goal, raising $1.16 million

    The plain white envelopes carried by smiling people leaving Penrose House on Jan. 30 contained the final checks in the $1.16 million Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign for 2014-15. The money went to 20 health and human services agencies for immediate use. This 31st annual holiday-season fundraiser, which surpassed the...

  • 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 (facebook.com/ cosyoungpros), founded by Jon Severson. Twice-monthly meetings are held at various sites. The...

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