<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:19:24 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Night of comedy raises donations for families of the disabled in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-night-of-comedy-raises-donations-for-families-of-the-disabled-in-colorado-springs/article/1588135?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-night-of-comedy-raises-donations-for-families-of-the-disabled-in-colorado-springs/article/1588135?custom_click=rss

A Night of Comedy filled with craziness and laughter thanks to featured Chicago-area comic Mike Toomey was a special evening for a cause.

The nightclub dinner venue at the DoubleTree hotel held a sold-out crowd of 140 on Oct. 1, raising nearly $24,000 for Special Kids Special Families' Zach's Place 24/7 respite care for families with children with disabilities.

A delighted SKSF Director Linda Ellegard greeted guests and shared that it's expected Zach's Place will provide more than 18,000 hours of care this year to a record number of youth served. A successful capital campaign drive had helped SKSF expand facilities to help meet the demand. Programs supporting Zach's Place (SKSFcolorado.org) also include Amazon.com purchases

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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: 'Around the World with PILLAR' visits new Mt. Carmel center for veterans]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-around-the-world-with-pillar-visits-new-mt.-carmel-center-for-veterans/article/1588136?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-around-the-world-with-pillar-visits-new-mt.-carmel-center-for-veterans/article/1588136?custom_click=rss

At PILLAR, it's all about lifelong learning.

Some months feature cultural activities; other times STEM, mind and spirit, living a better life, being informed citizens and learning the historical perspectives.

On Oct. 6, a wine-tasting fundraiser went "Around the World with PILLAR" with wines from Vintages Wine & Spirits and hors d'oeuvres by Mission Catering from different parts of the globe.

Add to that an evening's focus of learning about the venue, the new Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence, where veterans and their families have access to services in one location.

Program director Cindy McLaughlin, wife of center director retired Col.

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]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:20:05 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Best in land conservation honored by Palmer Land Trust]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-best-in-land-conservation-honored-by-palmer-land-trust/article/1587687?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-best-in-land-conservation-honored-by-palmer-land-trust/article/1587687?custom_click=rss

They're saving the land and the ranches for the generations still to come.

That said, the Palmer Land Trust celebrated the best in southern Colorado land conservation with a farm-to-table Callicrate beef dinner Sept. 28 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. In the evening's video, former Sen. Ken Salazar quoted a Native American proverb: "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"

Land Trust board member Jody McCoy addressed a festivelike-minded audience, "I believe conservation is pivotal to our lifestyle in Colorado."

Delighting the 325 guests were tuxedo-clad students from Galileo School of Math and Science, whose classy attire had been provided by a donor.

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]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 04:30:03 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: A Go Red for Women day]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-a-go-red-for-women-day/article/1587688?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-a-go-red-for-women-day/article/1587688?custom_click=rss

For 14 years, local women have set aside a day each September to learn about their own heart health.

Go Red for Women Education Day and Luncheon on Sept. 30 filled the hallways and meeting rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton with screenings, speakers on pregnancy and the heart, unusual markers in women and the popular "Exploring Wine and Chocolate (red wine and dark chocolate)."

Then there was a heart-healthy lunch featuring keynoter, dynamic author and entrepreneur Sharlene Douthit with hints on health and wealth.

Go Red featured survivor Sarah Eck shared her story of going into cardiac arrest at a coffee shop. She was saved by a person who knew CPR. "CPR saves lives. It saved mine," said the mother-to-be of a baby

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