<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Thu, 05 May 2016 12:11:41 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Red Ribbon Ball brings back the 'Fabulous '50s']]> http://gazette.com/around-town-red-ribbon-ball-brings-back-the-fabulous-50s/article/1575431?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-red-ribbon-ball-brings-back-the-fabulous-50s/article/1575431?custom_click=rss

James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis were all there, and some rock 'n' roll era wannabes, too. Many fellows quite happily discovered they still fit into their letter sweaters and black leather jackets.

Truth be told, there were also some really awful men's pomaded pompadour and ducktail (aka DA) wigs.

Once again the Southern Colorado AIDS Project had some theme fun with its Red Ribbon Ball, this one, the 24th annual, all about the "Fabulous '50s," April 23 at The Antlers hotel.

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Wed, 04 May 2016 18:57:06 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: PPCC Culinary Arts students present elegant scholarship meal]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-ppcc-culinary-arts-students-present-elegant-scholarship-meal/article/1575432?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-ppcc-culinary-arts-students-present-elegant-scholarship-meal/article/1575432?custom_click=rss

Her name is synonymous with fine food and culinary appreciation, thus the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund at Pikes Peak Community College.

A delicious way for the college's Culinary Arts students to demonstrate their skills while helping raise donations for program scholarships, this was the fourth student-prepared-and-served dinner at nosh, preceded by an art-filled reception in GOCA.

This elegant foodie delight has become so popular that this year its 100 seats were sold out long before that night.

The feast culminated a semester creating dishes such as "Sous Vide Duck Confit" "Cumin Roasted Fingerling Potatoes" with caviar and smoked salmon, "Camembert Crostini" and chocolate truffles in handmade sugar

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Wed, 04 May 2016 18:49:34 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Chuck Murphy's photos auctioned for families of special kids]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-chuck-murphys-photos-auctioned-for-families-of-special-kids/article/1575170?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-chuck-murphys-photos-auctioned-for-families-of-special-kids/article/1575170?custom_click=rss

The photographs were each a moment in time from philanthropist businessman and developer Chuck Murphy's travels to fascinating spots around the globe with his wife, Mary Lou.

Murphy donated them to the capital campaign for Zach's Place, a licensed respite care center for the developmentally disabled, and as they were auctioned by guest auctioneer Kevin Patterson he personalized the stories of each picture.

The auction at The Mezzanine on April 19 also helped introduce all the programs of Special Kids Special Families, which is almost 80 percent toward its goal to buy a permanent building in Mountain Shadows.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 11:58:34 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Thanking the Ronald McDonald House volunteers]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-thanking-the-ronald-mcdonald-house-volunteers/article/1575225?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-thanking-the-ronald-mcdonald-house-volunteers/article/1575225?custom_click=rss

Mr. "I wear size 29 EEE shoes" was on hand for an event carrying his name as Ronald McDonald House Charities saluted its volunteers for donating 12,031 hours in 2015, a value estimated at $308,956.

Ronald McDonald House serves as home to families with critically ill children and there are Family Rooms in three hospitals.

The celebration April 11 at Norris-Penrose Event Center thanked a list of donors and volunteers covering several pages.

Named Corporate Supporter of the Year: Nevada Auto Sales and Mike and Sharon Bonicelli, whose award was accepted by "Wild Bill" and Crystal Sunderland.

Top 2015 Volunteer Service Awards: Elizabeth Farley, 500+ hours; Marlene Kelley and Eydie Mellin, 250-499 hours.

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Mon, 02 May 2016 11:46:51 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Country Couture stylish support for therapeutic riding center]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-country-couture-stylish-support-for-therapeutic-riding-center/article/1574947?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-country-couture-stylish-support-for-therapeutic-riding-center/article/1574947?custom_click=rss

It was a Country Couture crowd as the 35th anniversary of Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center was celebrated in Western style April 22 at Swan House Manor.

Boots and hats, leather and lace, and turquoise jewelry were almost a requirement.

The fashion show/auction featured models in clothing and accessories from Rustic Sunflower, Patricia Wolf, Lorig's, Vintage Collection, Greeley Hat Works, Febra's, fab'rik, Rutledge's, Cavender's, Barracuda Bazaar, Classic Leather Designs and Justin Boots.

The models for a night: Cheyenne York, Chad Blake, Tara Polson, Bailey V-Nick, Miss Rodeo Colorado Madelaine Mills, Ellie Meng, Alicia Natale, Zack Barton, Paige McKenna, Luna Holway and Shannon Mitchell, PPTRC executive director.

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]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 04:51:54 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Wearable floral fashions a Broadmoor Garden Club treat]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-wearable-floral-fashions-a-broadmoor-garden-club-treat/article/1574517?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-wearable-floral-fashions-a-broadmoor-garden-club-treat/article/1574517?custom_click=rss

Catch-your-breath beautiful floral arrangements are a given at any Broadmoor Garden Club event, but an April 8 Floral Fashion Show took the natural beauty to a different level, a wearable one.

Models from the club wore basic black and white, setting off beautifully colorful and intricate live accessories, from headpieces and bodices to flower hems and vests and a floral wedding parasol. An awe-inspiring feature was a skirt made entirely of tiny flowers.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:59:54 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Teen Court honors volunteers, names new executive director]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-teen-court-honors-volunteers-names-new-executive-director/article/1574518?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-teen-court-honors-volunteers-names-new-executive-director/article/1574518?custom_click=rss

It is "Restorative Justice For Teens, By Teens" and since 1994 Colorado Springs Teen Court has provided an alternative to the traditional court system for more than 7,500 misdemeanor juvenile offenders. It's here they go face to face with exactly how their actions have affected others - even, they learn, something like shoplifting, which has a far-reaching negative impact. Trained teen volunteers guide the offenders through trials by their peers and appropriate sentences.

It works. The recidivism rate in regular court is 40 to 50 percent; for those completing Teen Court sentences, the repeat-offender rate is 7 percent.

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