More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Book drive to benefit needy children

    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Along with feeding the tummies of hungry kids this summer, Colorado Springs School District 11 also wants to provide nourishment for their minds. The district is holding a community book drive and will distribute books collected to children who eat at free summer lunch sites D-11...

  • Colorado Springs student uses 3-D printer to improve tortoise's life

    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Cleopatra the tortoise soon will be all the rage at Canyon Critters, a reptile and wolf rescue in unincorporated Boulder County. A prosthetic shell is on its way. Roger Henry, a student at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, created the device using cutting-edge...

  • Discover the past, for future's sake, at Colorado Springs Family Discovery Day

    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    The most precious family heirlooms often are not the ones filed away in an album or sitting on a mantle gathering dust. For Paul Beagley, a father of five in Colorado Springs, that special treasure is a memoir from World War I written by his grandfather. "My sons have been...

  • First escape room opens in Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Fans of puzzle rooms no longer have to drive to Denver to get their fix. Escape the Place, Colorado Springs' first such room, opened last week and owners CJ Thomsen, Brittney Thomsen and Aston Teague are offering half-price tickets through Saturday. Puzzle rooms, also called escape...

  • A family affair

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    When Angelina Jolie wed Brad Pitt in one of the more publicized nuptials of the 21st century, she wore a jaw-dropping silk and satin gown designed by Donatella Versace. Embroidered on her floor-length veil were colorful drawings by the couple's six children. One even read "Buttock...

  • Big Cool Science Festival entertains kids of all ages

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Barnes Science Center, Palmer Hall and Olin Hall of Science, 1040 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado College, free;, Stop and have a marshmallow at the Palmer High School Chemistry Club's table at the Big Cool Science Festival....

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic gives free concert to kids

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Almost 1,000 students in the Pikes Peak region recently got the chance to work with both the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, the famed nonprofit music organization and concert venue in New York City. Students from 10 schools participated in "Link Up: The Orchestra...

  • Special Easter egg hunt gives Colorado Springs kids a 'normal' experience

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    For one glorious hour Wednesday afternoon, it didn't matter that 6-year-old Maliha Ramirez can't see. She got to run around and hunt for hidden Easter eggs, just like other children around the world will do this week. "Yay!" Maliha yelled, as she located an egg, snatched it up and...

  • Colorado Springs Cub Scouts show their compassion for animals

    BY Eric Singer -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    A large dose of compassion was doled out Monday by Cub Scout Pack 807 at Harrison School District 2's Giberson Elementary School. Eric Perenyi, 7, and five other Pack 807 Cub Scouts collected items for care packages to be donated to the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs. Eric, a...

  • List: Easter egg hunts are a challenge for the ages

    By Stephanie Earls -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Get eggs (from chickens or L'eggs; fake is fine). Hide eggs. Release the children. That's how it's been done, more or less, for centuries in Europe, where the tradition of egg hunts celebrated Christianity's most important holiday in a manner and context that was oh so spring....

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