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  • AROUND TOWN: Woman's Club focuses on education, community involvement

    Since 1902, members of The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs have focused on education and community involvement. Not only is their focus the same all these years later, it is increasing.

  • AROUND TOWN: Venus Williams scores with kids and Peak Vista fundraisers

    The 900 people who went to breakfast at The Broadmoor on Nov. 4 were all a bit starstruck. After all, their Breakfast of Champions guest, the keynote speaker, was tennis great Venus Williams.

  • AROUND TOWN: The Home Front Cares 'For the Love of Our Troops X'

    Any community that gives welcome-home McDonald's Quarter Pounders to service members as they step off the planes from deployments is her kind of place. Author Lee Woodruff, a contributing reporter for "CBS This Morning," said this is simply one more thing that makes the Colorado Springs area and The Home Front Cares "the model for what each...

  • AROUND TOWN: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    Area chefs pulled out all the stops to help raise thousands of dollars for the March of Dimes and premature babies at the Oct. 9 Signature Chefs Auction at the Broadmoor International Center. Delicious food samples were at the ready and the chefs themselves became part of live-auction packages. The 14 chefs served more than 300 guests....

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement 60th anniversary honors Gary Atkins

    Gary Atkins received the Gary Backstrom Spirit of Achievement Award, the highest honor from the board of Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado.

  • AROUND TOWN: Celebrating 2014 Colorado Regional Business Alliance honorees

    It never gets old. Chuck Murphy has a permanent smile on his face as he attends event after event and takes home honor after honor. He has the UCCS Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award, Business Leader in the Arts, received awards for renovations of major local historic buildings, and on Nov. 1 was named the Colorado Springs Regional Business...

  • AROUND TOWN: Women's Resource Agency helps women find their hopes and dreams+

    Today she's a college professor. There was a time, however, when Regina Lewis was an unemployed single mom desperately seeking help. Another woman remembers coming to Colorado Springs as an unemployed single mom with no clue where to turn or who to turn to. Mary Lou Makepeace became Colorado Springs' first, and only, female mayor. Cecelia...

  • AROUND TOWN: Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers and WWII vets honored by USO

    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers crooned "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" to an appreciative audience of honorees at front tables at the recent USO Freedom Dinner. Then Medley bent down and personally thanked those smiling World War II veterans. As Medley sang the romantic "Unchained Melody" from "Ghost," lovebirds Al and Joyce Horne held...

  • AROUND TOWN: Educational Big Brothers Big Sisters Bruncheon

    It's becoming a tradition. When the children head back to school after Labor Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado - Pikes Peak volunteers and board members play host to a Back to School Bruncheon. During an upscale social gathering in a private home, the work of BBBS is explained and the need for more one-to-one mentor relationships...

  • AROUND TOWN: They're the leaders: United Way's LIG (Leaders in Giving)

    they're leaders in the community. Many are leaders in business, others lead in churches and schools. Many have had leadership roles for years, even decades. Within Pikes Peak United Way, they're the elite LIG, the Leaders in Giving. On Sept. 17, more than 245 of these philanthropists were at the Garden of the Gods Club to celebrate a banner...

  • AROUND TOWN: 50 years and growing, REACHing for success to stop poverty

    What better way to celebrate a 50-year milestone than to rename and rebrand for the next half century or longer?

  • AROUND TOWN: Women see red to save their own lives

    One Friday each September retains its red luster. It has much to do with the fact of life pointed out by organizers of Go Red for Women that 1 in 3 women who die each year will die of heart disease. That stunner drew more than 300 women to the Antlers Hilton on Sept. 19 for screenings involving cholesterol, body mass, blood pressure,...

  • Marking a 50-year-old mission

    Its history is traced to President John F. Kennedy, whose family was involved with making the world better for those with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses such as JFK's sister Rosemary. The goal: No longer would the norm be institutionalization. What is now The Resource Exchange was formed in 1964 to serve those local citizens....

  • AROUND TOWN: New Fine Arts Center President Dahlin moves and grooves to a Colorado Springs beat

    Well hello, Colorado Springs. New Fine Arts Center President/Executive Director David Dahlin has arrived with a song, dance moves, a GQ tux and a never-ending smile. He set the ebullient tone for the center's 2015 season-opening black-tie gala Sept. 13 when "A Knight at the FAC" welcomed several hundred guests to a reception with jesters and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Girl Scouts honor 2014 Women of Distinction

    The stage was filled with powerful local women who, in the words of keynote speaker Amelia Rose Earhart, "exceed expectations." Former TV reporter Earhart, namesake of but no relation to the famous aviatrix, blew away all expectations in June by becoming the youngest female pilot to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane. She flew...

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