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  • AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness

    Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning, Camille Bzdek Blakely and her daughter, Patrice Winsor, stunned attendees, opening their personal lives with "Creativity, Finesse and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence

    An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more. The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab fundraiser supported the service that has operated for more than...

  • AROUND TOWN: Guild celebrates Mother's Day and the Philharmonic

    It was a flower-filled celebration of Mother's Day and a successful Philharmonic season. Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech, wife Monica Sabate and 2-year-old son Marc visited with 100 Philharmonic Guild guests, had enthusiastic discussions of the two sold-out Pops performances of "Fantasia" the previous two nights and stayed warm at historic...

  • AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope Breakfast

    Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their forever home. They had been displaced and misplaced too often, their father, Doug Anderson, told 1,400 CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch guests on April 30. The boys had been relocated here after Hurricane Katrina with a family past that included gangs, severe drug abuse,...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball 2015: Indiana Bones and Raiders of the Lost Bark

    Turn "Indiana Bones" loose at the Fur Ball and doggies and kitties all over southern Colorado benefit. The 18th annual Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gala, Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark, drew more than 400 animal lovers to Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April 25, living up to the benefit's fun tradition of imaginative...

  • AROUND TOWN: An evening for Western fashions and therapeutic riding

    Cowgirls and cowpokes brought "country couture" to town, filling the Colorado Springs City Auditorium with boots, hats and fun April 24 to benefit Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. More than 240 attendees watched a fashion show, visited a selfies booth, shopped western vendors, listened to banter from NASH-FM's Cutter and Alisha, and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Hall of Fame kicks off 75th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo season

    It's a celebratory season for Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo: 75 years. Giving the anniversary a boot-kickin' start was the induction of the professional rodeo's fourth class of Hall of Fame honorees April 24 at The Broadmoor and the addition of the names on the stone memorial at the Hank the Cowboy statue downtown. Joining the Hall of Fame: The...

  • AROUND TOWN: Komen Colorado South gives $228,000 in grants

    Bring out all the pink; it's Komen Colorado South time. And when all the running, walking, golfing, playing tennis and fundraising is completed this fall, the money will go into grants and for research to seek out a cure for breast cancer. Sponsors, volunteers, survivors and staff were on hand April 22 at The Warehouse for the announcement...

  • AROUND TOWN: Yuri's Space Party for Colorado Springs Science Center

    The challenge has been made, kicked off with a $100,000 unrestricted grant from the Edson Foundation to help jump-start the 65,000-square-foot Colorado Springs Science Center, envisioned as "a landmark, leading-edge science and technology interactive museum" in lower downtown. The grant announcement was made at the third annual Yuri's Space...

  • AROUND TOWN: Elder abuse a focus of Silver Key, Colorado's mandatory reporting system

    The elderly aren't cute like babies and puppies, but they deserve care, dignity and respect. Elisabeth Almond's words brought soft smiles and knowing head nods from 400 guests at Silver Key Senior Services' Silver Linings fundraising breakfast. The subject of the morning on April 14: elder abuse. Almond, the violence prevention regional...

  • AROUND TOWN: Memorial Hospital Gala honors cardiologist Dr. David Greenberg

    It was an impossible feat for Dr. David Greenberg to walk through the West Ballroom at The Broadmoor. Well-wisher after well-wisher wanted a private moment to congratulate the cardiologist as the Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala's special honoree April 11, a tribute to practicing for almost 40 years in Colorado Springs. For 18 of those...

  • AROUND TOWN: The Arc's Disability Awareness Month film festival

    The Arc Pikes Peak Region took to the big screen for a new way of celebrating National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Several hundred enthusiastic moviegoers visited Stargazers Theatre on March 18 for three Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival showings of 16 film shorts. In touching fashion, movie makers showed what it is that...

  • AROUND TOWN: Teen Court makes significant difference for juvenile offenders

    For 21 years, young local offenders have gone before judges and juries who most closely understand being a kid. They're teens themselves. Since the program started, more than 7,500 at-risk teens have gone through Colorado Springs Teen Court (csteencourt.org), 413 during 2013-14. All were first-time misdemeanor offenders ages 10-18. It's...

  • AROUND TOWN

    Thirty years and still singing a happy melody. The Colorado Springs Chorale Chefs' Gala has spawned many an upstart. As others sought to emulate the event, the original kept cooking along. The anniversary gala March 29 drew 390 enthusiastic noshers savoring tasty treats from 24 chefs. Organizers reported seeing many new faces as well as...

  • AROUND TOWN: Celebrating 118 years of early childhood education

    Past and current board members were honored on March 19 as Early Connections Learning Centers celebrated 118 years as a nonprofit child care organization, the oldest in Colorado. Fourteen women founded the Colorado Springs Day Nursery Association in 1897 to provide child care for working women. A building frequently mistaken for a private...

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