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CASA volunteer: 'I am for the child'

By: By Tracy Sellars, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

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...

Young Springs musicians thrive under caring Conservatory instruction

By: By Madeleine Mellini, Colorado Springs Conservatory

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...

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

By: The Gazette

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 -...

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

By: BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -

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...

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

By: By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -

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...

Mermaid dreams come true at Colorado Springs swimming school

By: By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -

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...

The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches

By: By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -

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...

Things to do with your kids August 2015

By: Gazette Parents

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,...