More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Ask her to leave the pot at home

    By Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Dear Donna, I was on a second date with a lady and she asked me if I was "420 friendly." As soon as she realized I did not know what she was talking about, her mood changed. She explained that "420 friendly" means you enjoy smoking pot. I told her I never had smoked pot but I did not...

  • Back to School: busy season for networks of online shoppers

    By HILLARY SPEED The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    While many parents hit the stores to find their children's back-to-school wardrobes, the online marketplace also buzzes. And for some dedicated shoppers, it is more than a convenient place to buy clothes. It's a subculture. Finding a niche "We all share a common love for children's...

  • CASA volunteer: 'I am for the child'

    By Tracy Sellars, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Jesse Murillo is a busy professional with a full-time job in the education, and because he is passionate about the well-being of children, he makes time to volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region. CASA trains and supports citizen-volunteers to...

  • Young Springs musicians thrive under caring Conservatory instruction

    By Madeleine Mellini, Colorado Springs Conservatory
    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    There is room for all local youth at the Colorado Springs Conservatory – regardless of experience, ability or socio-economic status. The Conservatory offers instruction and performance opportunities for students ages 3-19 in instrumental music, vocals, theater, dance/movement and its...

  • List: Public swimming pools (and a beach) in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Want to cool off in Colorado Springs and looking for a public swimming area? Here are some options:  Portal Pool 3535 N. Hancock Ave., 7193888287 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Monument Valley Pool 220 Mesa Road, 7195786636 10 a.m....

  • Brew tour takes charitable giving message to Colorado Springs craft beer crowd

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The Community Partnership for Child Development is taking its message on the road in a vehicle inspired by, and tailored for, the craft beer demographic. Hops on the Bus invites those of legal drinking age on board for a two-hour tour of three west-side Colorado Springs breweries,...

  • Local family wins cover model contest for Colorado Springs' 2016 Official Vacation Planner

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The five-member Kerscher family is winningly adorable. Patrick and Stephanie Kerscher, their 7-year-old daughter, Caroline, and two 5-year-olds, Callie and S.J., a brother and sister they adopted, were selected as the cover family for the 2016 Official Vacation Planner. The...

  • Mermaid dreams come true at Colorado Springs swimming school

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    A local swimming school is making mermaid and merman dreams come true. Five girls showed up for a recent class at Mermaid Cove Swim School. They perched on the edge of the 95-degree, saltwater pool, wriggled into colorful fabric tails and shoved their feet into monofins, large...

  • The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    There was a time when a lunch box was simply that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch. For many years they were metal and came emblazoned with your favorite cartoon or movie characters, as well as a matching thermos. By the '80s, metal was passe, making way for plastic....

  • Things to do with your kids August 2015

    Gazette Parents
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    1 Saturday   PEE WEE PARADE AND FAIR Calling all children and those that love them. Meet at the Wichita Parking lot on Manitou Ave near Pawnee Ave to decorate yourself and your wagon, stroller, etc for the parade leaving at 10 a.m. Parade down the sidewalk to Soda Springs...

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