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AROUND TOWN: Rockin' the '60s for Silver Key Seniors

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A Fonzie was there, vinyl go-go boots were everywhere and no one seemed to remember that ...

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  • 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 aviatrix with the same name, had blown away all expectations in June by becoming the youngest female pilot to circumnavigate the globe in a single engine...

  • AROUND TOWN: A Family afFaire at the Donner spread

    Just call it the ultimate church picnic, a block party to beat all block parties or a kid's dream school carnival. A Family afFaire, founded 10 years ago by Heather and John Fitzgerald and friends, is all of those rolled into one under a giant yellow and white striped tent. But it goes far beyond. A Family afFaire has grossed more than $1...

  • AROUND TOWN: Street Breakfast benefits community groups

    On June 18, more than 3,000 folks of all ages wore their Western duds, sat on hay bales downtown, ate a pancake breakfast prepared by Fort Carson troops and cheered the 172 Pikes Peak Range Riders heading out on the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo publicity ride. It was all part of a 54-year tradition with the Rodeo Street Breakfast kicking off rodeo...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum helps people discover their stories

    Judy Casey found a way to share her passion with her friends. The über community volunteer and consummate board member with a love of history, especially that involving the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, invited 60 buddies to the fourth annual Gift of History Breakfast, where more than $40,000 was raised to support the grand 1903 facility....

  • AROUND TOWN: Team Springs tennis launched

    Karen Brandner, director of tennis at The Broadmoor, has worried for years that her sport is "aging" as she watched the number of junior tennis players drop. She was convinced there are tweens and teens in our area who are serious about the sport but are without the means or without a team, beyond a smattering of high school teams. Enter Team...

  • AROUND TOWN: Fundraising for Colorado Springs domestic violence victims

    For 22 years TESSA's Pasta in the Park has teamed an evening of raucous pasta-
cooking competition revelry with an underlying focus of supporting victims of domestic violence. The Aug. 23 fundraiser on the Myron Stratton Campus broke all records, but no one could have foreseen that just two weeks later the issue of domestic violence would...

  • AROUND TOWN: Honoring Colorado Springs Buffalo Soldiers history

    Theirs is a history of military greatness under a shadow of segregation and derision. If the hard-working Buffalo Soldier Community Memorial Committee has its way, those warriors of the all-black Ninth and Tenth Cavalry in the late 1800s will be honored with a bronze statue by Rod Mench in Memorial Park by 2016, the 150th anniversary of the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Citizen Soldier Connection

    The Citizen Soldier Connection, a group of local citizens stepping in to support members of the military and their families stationed here, recently took to the links for a Friend-Raiser Golf Outing at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. Foursomes were made up of two soldiers and two local citizens. Prior to teeing up, members of the nonprofit...

  • AROUND TOWN: Broadmoor gala wrapped up a cycling frenzy day at USA Pro Challenge

    He has covered every major cycling event in the world, including the Tour de France, but for expert commentator Phil Liggett, the USA Pro Challenge, which flew through Colorado Springs on Aug. 21, "makes cycling cool." That was the sentiment of the thousands of screaming, bell-clanging fans lining the roads that day and the more than 200 fans...

  • 'A vision to serve every child in need'

    CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is among the biggest and brightest CASA programs in the country. It's such a force that sometimes it implements cutting-edge programs "almost before we think of them," said national CASA CEO Michael Piraino, chuckling. The head of Court Appointed Special Advocates since 1977 was among the several hundred guests...

  • AROUND TOWN: Saving wild mustangs like the stallion named Cloud

    Local filmmaker Ginger Kathrens thought a wildlife film about mustangs would be the simplest of projects. After all, she told herself, horses just stand around in a field and graze all day. Off she went to the Pryor Mountains, near the border of Montana and Wyoming where what is considered a "historically significant" herd roams. Instead...

  • AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement celebrates 60 years

    A festive crowd weathered downpours on July 29 to celebrate Junior Achievement

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