<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:37:49 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: West Point Founders Day celebrated with superintendent]]> By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/around-town-west-point-founders-day-celebrated-with-superintendent/article/1548550?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-west-point-founders-day-celebrated-with-superintendent/article/1548550?custom_click=rss

If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point graduates.

The Military Academy at West Point was established by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, and during the month of March the 140 West Point Alumni Societies honor Founders Day with a variety of get-togethers.

The West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region, winner of multiple Distinguished Society Awards, saluted year 213 on March 6 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., with his wife, Shelly, was the evening's speaker but for the most part just enjoyed visiting with alumni and the young people who have been offered appointments to the Class of 2019.

Local West Point Society president and retired

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]]> If it's March, it's celebration time worldwide for West Point graduates.

The Military Academy at West Point was established by President Thomas Jefferson on March 16, 1802, and during the month of March the 140 West Point Alumni Societies honor Founders Day with a variety of get-togethers.

The West Point Society of the Pikes Peak Region, winner of multiple Distinguished Society Awards, saluted year 213 on March 6 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., with his wife, Shelly, was the evening's speaker but for the most part just enjoyed visiting with alumni and the young people who have been offered appointments to the Class of 2019.

Local West Point Society president and retired]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:40:24 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Fun on the Boardwalk to help victimized children]]> By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/around-town-fun-on-the-boardwalk-to-help-victimized-children/article/1548549?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-fun-on-the-boardwalk-to-help-victimized-children/article/1548549?custom_click=rss

Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games and winning kitschy little prizes.

This was the Boardwalk Safe Passage style, circa the 1930s, down the hallways and in the ballroom at the Marriott Hotel on March 7.

In true Safe Passage fundraiser gala fashion, the 20th annual event to benefit the nonprofit, which provides forensic and healing services for child victims, had an enticingly fun theme.

Bean bags were tossed, selfies were offered in photo- booth style, arms were tattooed, hot popcorn was the appetizer and a psychic was spot-on with some of her readings.

Let go of the past, reader Becky Rae told Judge Barney Iuppa.

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]]> Shades of New Jersey, walking the Boardwalk, playing carnival games and winning kitschy little prizes.

This was the Boardwalk Safe Passage style, circa the 1930s, down the hallways and in the ballroom at the Marriott Hotel on March 7.

In true Safe Passage fundraiser gala fashion, the 20th annual event to benefit the nonprofit, which provides forensic and healing services for child victims, had an enticingly fun theme.

Bean bags were tossed, selfies were offered in photo- booth style, arms were tattooed, hot popcorn was the appetizer and a psychic was spot-on with some of her readings.

Let go of the past, reader Becky Rae told Judge Barney Iuppa.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:40:24 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Marvin Strait roasted by community leaders]]> By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/around-town-marvin-strait-roasted-by-community-leaders/article/1548158?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-marvin-strait-roasted-by-community-leaders/article/1548158?custom_click=rss

The annual Cheyenne Village fundraising roasts are hilariously infamous for ripping into some of this city's well-known characters, leaving nothing sacred or unsaid.

Previous roastees were known for letting non-PC jabs roll off their broad shoulders as they raised money for the nonprofit that helps those with developmental disabilities learn to live independently. Year after year, Jim Maguire, Chuck Murphy and Lou Mellini vied to raise more - and be funnier - than each other and the first roastee, Mary Ellen McNally (in Wonder Woman attire).

Along came this year's roast on March 7, and the jokes were brutal. The honoree, after all, was an accountant, A. Marvin Strait.

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]]> The annual Cheyenne Village fundraising roasts are hilariously infamous for ripping into some of this city's well-known characters, leaving nothing sacred or unsaid.

Previous roastees were known for letting non-PC jabs roll off their broad shoulders as they raised money for the nonprofit that helps those with developmental disabilities learn to live independently. Year after year, Jim Maguire, Chuck Murphy and Lou Mellini vied to raise more - and be funnier - than each other and the first roastee, Mary Ellen McNally (in Wonder Woman attire).

Along came this year's roast on March 7, and the jokes were brutal. The honoree, after all, was an accountant, A. Marvin Strait.]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:20:46 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Lively St. Patrick's Day Gala benefits Catholic Charities]]> By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/around-town-lively-st.-patricks-day-gala-benefits-catholic-charities/article/1548157?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-lively-st.-patricks-day-gala-benefits-catholic-charities/article/1548157?custom_click=rss

Shamrocks and lucky gold coins, elves and leprechauns, twinkling buttons and emerald ties.

Once again, it was a green-beer St. Patrick's Day Gala at its liveliest and most colorful.

The 14th annual fundraiser benefiting the community programs of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado drew almost 470 people to the DoubleTree Hotel on March 14 and brought in $200,000.

Several hundred silent and live auction goodies kept shoppers busy - and loudly competitive. And West Point comrades Kevin Kaveney, the emcee, and charity auctioneer Todd Van Sickle kept the enthusiastic crowd entertained.

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]]> Shamrocks and lucky gold coins, elves and leprechauns, twinkling buttons and emerald ties.

Once again, it was a green-beer St. Patrick's Day Gala at its liveliest and most colorful.

The 14th annual fundraiser benefiting the community programs of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado drew almost 470 people to the DoubleTree Hotel on March 14 and brought in $200,000.

Several hundred silent and live auction goodies kept shoppers busy - and loudly competitive. And West Point comrades Kevin Kaveney, the emcee, and charity auctioneer Todd Van Sickle kept the enthusiastic crowd entertained.]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:20:45 -0600