<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:46:29 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Annual Discover Goodwill gala grows into a full Enchanted Weekend]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-annual-discover-goodwill-gala-grows-into-a-full-enchanted-weekend/article/1609708?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-annual-discover-goodwill-gala-grows-into-a-full-enchanted-weekend/article/1609708?custom_click=rss

An Enchanted Evening had been a Discover Goodwill gala tradition for 20 years.

Year 21 not only raised the bar for local fundraisers, it blew it over the top. No longer an amazing evening at a luxury home, it became a full Enchanted Weekend.

An inaugural teaming of the Garden of the Gods Collection with Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado drew hundreds to the host resort, Kissing Camels Golf Course and Club and the new spa and International Health & Wellness Center. A number of guests were visiting for the first time Aug. 18-19. Others turned it into a weekend staycation.

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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Great-granddaughter of Julie Penrose relives her family's Broadmoor history]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-great-granddaughter-of-julie-penrose-relives-her-familys-broadmoor-history/article/1609280?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-great-granddaughter-of-julie-penrose-relives-her-familys-broadmoor-history/article/1609280?custom_click=rss

The statuesque woman stood quietly, gazing out at beautiful grounds and gardens, remembering happy childhood times playing at one of Colorado Springs' most famous mansions, El Pomar.

"I am very emotional to be here," said a startled Baroness Sybille Michele Emilie Marie Ghislaine de Selys Longchamps, genteel great-granddaughter of Julie Penrose. El Pomar was the home of Julie and her husband, Broadmoor hotelier Spencer Penrose, where Lady Longchamps and her brothers had frolicked on the lawn and at the nearby hotel. She had last been there in 1955, and this visit was a bit of an early birthday trip. She turns 76 on Aug. 28.

At a luncheon in her honor Aug.

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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Jerry and Pam Bruni open their new mountain home to support Partners in Housing]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-jerry-and-pam-bruni-open-their-new-mountain-home-to-support-partners-in-housing/article/1608786?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-jerry-and-pam-bruni-open-their-new-mountain-home-to-support-partners-in-housing/article/1608786?custom_click=rss

Jerry and Pam Bruni spent several years daydreaming about and planning their three-story dream home on 2 mountain acres in the gated Broadmoor Resort Community, designing it as a roomy, warm and comfortable place for family, friends and special gatherings and fundraisers for nonprofits and groups they support, many through their Bruni Foundation. Areas are multi-purpose.

The inaugural party belonged to Partners in Housing, which invited donors and sponsors to the new "Home on the Hill" on Aug. 5 for a wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and music as they enjoyed spectacular, seemingly endless views of the horizon from multiple decks.

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful home to help families who don't have homes," said Partners

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]]> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:45:14 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Aimee Cox honored during Chamber/EDC Evening in Tuscany]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-aimee-cox-honored-during-chamberedc-evening-in-tuscany/article/1608357?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-aimee-cox-honored-during-chamberedc-evening-in-tuscany/article/1608357?custom_click=rss

Wine and hors d'oeuvres were Tuscan, the networking vibrant and business cards were the trading currency as the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC celebrated women in business at its annual Evening in Tuscany.

It was also the time to single out the Brava Donna Award-winning Woman of the Year, one who gives her "time, talent and treasure to the community," said Chamber/EDC CEO Dirk Draper.

Recapping her career in government, politics, nonprofits, the arts, community development and seeking an end to homelessness, Draper announced the 2017 honoree, Aimee Cox. No surprise at all, said guests at Gold Hill Mesa on July 27. Draper thanked her for "using your passion and intellect to help shape a healthy and vibrant Colorado

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]]> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 04:50:39 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Independence Center celebrates local ADA progress]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-independence-center-celebrates-local-ada-progress/article/1608358?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-independence-center-celebrates-local-ada-progress/article/1608358?custom_click=rss

July 26 is an important date in the world of those with disabilities.

It was on July 26, 1990, that the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, and The Independence Center celebrated that date this year with its annual luncheon, themed "ADA: Celebrating Progress in the Pikes Peak Region."

The focus was on the nonprofit's services and the strides made for people with disabilities. IC CEO Patricia Yeager thanked Mayor John Suthers for the many disability access projects being completed throughout the city, made possible by the taxpayer-approved Ballot Issue 2C, which is adding curb cuts, new and retrofitted sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and other ADA-compliant projects. Such work wasn't available in the past, Yeager

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