<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Mon, 25 May 2015 23:54:59 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Grassroots NAMI helps the community recognize mental illness]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-grassroots-nami-helps-the-community-recognize-mental-illness/article/1552259?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-grassroots-nami-helps-the-community-recognize-mental-illness/article/1552259?custom_click=rss

Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning, Camille Bzdek Blakely and her daughter, Patrice Winsor, stunned attendees, opening their personal lives with "Creativity, Finesse and Love: How to Manage Mental Illness as a Team."

At the "Embracing the Light" community breakfast, a fundraiser for National Alliance on Mental Illness, executive director Lori Jarvis-Steinwert said, "We underestimate how many people have a personal experience with mental illness in their lives, either their own mental health challenges or those of a loved one."

For Camille and Patrice,

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]]> Two stylish, polished and accomplished women took the stage May 6 in front of 510 breakfast guests. Any other day, they could have been convention speakers, sharing secrets of business success. But that morning, Camille Bzdek Blakely and her daughter, Patrice Winsor, stunned attendees, opening their personal lives with "Creativity, Finesse and Love: How to Manage Mental Illness as a Team."

At the "Embracing the Light" community breakfast, a fundraiser for National Alliance on Mental Illness, executive director Lori Jarvis-Steinwert said, "We underestimate how many people have a personal experience with mental illness in their lives, either their own mental health challenges or those of a loved one."

For Camille and Patrice,]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 04:15:43 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Amblicab party helps residents achieve independence]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-amblicab-party-helps-residents-achieve-independence/article/1552260?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-amblicab-party-helps-residents-achieve-independence/article/1552260?custom_click=rss

An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more.

The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab fundraiser supported the service that has operated for more than 42 years and helps people achieve independent living, executive director Gail Nehls said.

The group's board of trustees, many of whom were hosts at the April 30 event, were Harold Cunningham, Ann Beauvais, Yolanda Avila, Kevin Sullivan, Sherre Ritenour, Allison Tyler, Francine Samson, Steve Eikanger, Chris Lindquist and Serina Gilbert.



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An Amblicab bus outside The Pinery at the Hill offered an opportunity for guests and donors to see and try out the vehicle that provides specialized transit services, taking residents to medical appointments, jobs, shopping and more.

The nonprofit's Rock 'n' Roll with Amblicab fundraiser supported the service that has operated for more than 42 years and helps people achieve independent living, executive director Gail Nehls said.

The group's board of trustees, many of whom were hosts at the April 30 event, were Harold Cunningham, Ann Beauvais, Yolanda Avila, Kevin Sullivan, Sherre Ritenour, Allison Tyler, Francine Samson, Steve Eikanger, Chris Lindquist and Serina Gilbert.

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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Guild celebrates Mother's Day and the Philharmonic]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-guild-celebrates-mothers-day-and-the-philharmonic/article/1551570?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-guild-celebrates-mothers-day-and-the-philharmonic/article/1551570?custom_click=rss

It was a flower-filled celebration of Mother's Day and a successful Philharmonic season.

Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech, wife Monica Sabate and 2-year-old son Marc visited with 100 Philharmonic Guild guests, had enthusiastic discussions of the two sold-out Pops performances of "Fantasia" the previous two nights and stayed warm at historic Cheyenne Mountain Country Club during a sometimes drizzly spring evening. Providing the background music were Philharmonic musicians Cynthia Robinson and Suzanna Schultz.

It was a delightful Sunday-dress-up family event co-chaired by Roslyn Block and Pamela Street.

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Maestro Josep Caballé-Domenech, wife Monica Sabate and 2-year-old son Marc visited with 100 Philharmonic Guild guests, had enthusiastic discussions of the two sold-out Pops performances of "Fantasia" the previous two nights and stayed warm at historic Cheyenne Mountain Country Club during a sometimes drizzly spring evening. Providing the background music were Philharmonic musicians Cynthia Robinson and Suzanna Schultz.

It was a delightful Sunday-dress-up family event co-chaired by Roslyn Block and Pamela Street.]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 04:36:17 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: CASA Light of Hope Breakfast]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-casa-light-of-hope-breakfast/article/1551571?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-casa-light-of-hope-breakfast/article/1551571?custom_click=rss

Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their forever home.

They had been displaced and misplaced too often, their father, Doug Anderson, told 1,400 CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch guests on April 30. The boys had been relocated here after Hurricane Katrina with a family past that included gangs, severe drug abuse, police raids and a mother unable to care for them. It didn't change much here, especially their mother's substance abuse issues. The boys had major school "non attendance," were split up and shuffled from group home to group home.

At one extremely strict group home Adam acted out so much he was sent away to the Andersons as a respite.



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Twins Adam and Noah, now 14, have found their light of hope, their forever home.

They had been displaced and misplaced too often, their father, Doug Anderson, told 1,400 CASA Light of Hope breakfast and lunch guests on April 30. The boys had been relocated here after Hurricane Katrina with a family past that included gangs, severe drug abuse, police raids and a mother unable to care for them. It didn't change much here, especially their mother's substance abuse issues. The boys had major school "non attendance," were split up and shuffled from group home to group home.

At one extremely strict group home Adam acted out so much he was sent away to the Andersons as a respite.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 16:53:05 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Fur Ball 2015: Indiana Bones and Raiders of the Lost Bark]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-fur-ball-2015-indiana-bones-and-raiders-of-the-lost-bark/article/1551115?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-fur-ball-2015-indiana-bones-and-raiders-of-the-lost-bark/article/1551115?custom_click=rss

Turn "Indiana Bones" loose at the Fur Ball and doggies and kitties all over southern Colorado benefit.

The 18th annual Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gala, Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark, drew more than 400 animal lovers to Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April 25, living up to the benefit's fun tradition of imaginative themes.

There were Harrison Ford-worthy leather jackets and whips - including emcee Joe Cole's - intermingled with black tie and long gowns as please-take-me-home animals from the shelter paused for cuddles and petting. After the reception and dinner, dogs and cats who are being fostered by volunteers walked the runway with gala guests to oohs and aahs. The majority of the evening's furry

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]]> Turn "Indiana Bones" loose at the Fur Ball and doggies and kitties all over southern Colorado benefit.

The 18th annual Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region gala, Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark, drew more than 400 animal lovers to Cheyenne Mountain Resort on April 25, living up to the benefit's fun tradition of imaginative themes.

There were Harrison Ford-worthy leather jackets and whips - including emcee Joe Cole's - intermingled with black tie and long gowns as please-take-me-home animals from the shelter paused for cuddles and petting. After the reception and dinner, dogs and cats who are being fostered by volunteers walked the runway with gala guests to oohs and aahs. The majority of the evening's furry]]> Sun, 10 May 2015 04:20:07 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: An evening for Western fashions and therapeutic riding]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-an-evening-for-western-fashions-and-therapeutic-riding/article/1551116?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-an-evening-for-western-fashions-and-therapeutic-riding/article/1551116?custom_click=rss

Cowgirls and cowpokes brought "country couture" to town, filling the Colorado Springs City Auditorium with boots, hats and fun April 24 to benefit Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center.

More than 240 attendees watched a fashion show, visited a selfies booth, shopped western vendors, listened to banter from NASH-FM's Cutter and Alisha, and sampled hors d'oeuvres and free margaritas. The $25,000 raised helps provide equine-assisted activities and therapy for people of all ages with mental and physical disabilities.

The popular entertainer of the evening, who also modeled Western wear on the runway, was Kristi Hoopes, a young songwriter/singer whose first album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn.



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Cowgirls and cowpokes brought "country couture" to town, filling the Colorado Springs City Auditorium with boots, hats and fun April 24 to benefit Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center.

More than 240 attendees watched a fashion show, visited a selfies booth, shopped western vendors, listened to banter from NASH-FM's Cutter and Alisha, and sampled hors d'oeuvres and free margaritas. The $25,000 raised helps provide equine-assisted activities and therapy for people of all ages with mental and physical disabilities.

The popular entertainer of the evening, who also modeled Western wear on the runway, was Kristi Hoopes, a young songwriter/singer whose first album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn.

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