<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:06:51 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs' new fire chief's team cooks way to TESSA Pasta in the Park crown]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-colorado-springs-new-fire-chiefs-team-cooks-way-to-tessa-pasta-in-the-park-crown/article/1583600?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-colorado-springs-new-fire-chiefs-team-cooks-way-to-tessa-pasta-in-the-park-crown/article/1583600?custom_click=rss

When Colorado Springs firefighters boast of their prowess in the fire station kitchens, believe them.

A "Three Alarms" team led by new Fire Chief Ted Collas took on all comers at the annual TESSA Pasta in the Park cookoff and earned top prize with their "Spicy Vodka Sauce with Italian Sausage."

The chief shared cooking duties with Angela Hines, Diane Dillinger and Collas's wife, Stacy.

Gold-coin votes were cast by the almost-500 pasta-loving attendees.

Taking second and third prizes were "Local Relic Beer Bolognese" by the Partners in Housing team led by Common Cause Catering's Jeff Zearfoss and Melissa Lofton and Ziebelli's Cucina's "Enchantment Under the Sea(food) Lobster Cream Sauce" created by Merri and

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:27:52 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Regional Business Alliance networks 'An Evening in Tuscany' at Gold Hill Mesa]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-regional-business-alliance-networks-an-evening-in-tuscany-at-gold-hill-mesa/article/1582405?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-regional-business-alliance-networks-an-evening-in-tuscany-at-gold-hill-mesa/article/1582405?custom_click=rss

It was "An Evening in Tuscany," but no need to go that far away.

This evening event July 28 at Gold Hill Mesa Event Center was a time for wine, to be certain, with the addition of food sampling and here's-my-business-card networking hosted by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance.

It had started that afternoon with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne upstairs at Genesis Med Spa's open house.

Then the crowd started arriving after work, visiting and mingling and viewing the Pastel Society's art show.

A highlight was the presentation of the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Brava Donna Award "to an exceptional leader who gives her time, talent and treasure to the community.

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]]> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:21:33 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Youth Symphony invites Philharmonic Guild to tea]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-youth-symphony-invites-philharmonic-guild-to-tea/article/1582406?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-youth-symphony-invites-philharmonic-guild-to-tea/article/1582406?custom_click=rss

Musicians throughout the community appreciate the support of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild, said Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Orchestra conductor/music director Gary Nicholson. The guild's support is so important that the CSYSA nominated it for the Arts business Education Consortium's award for Ongoing Support for the Arts in the Pikes Peak Region.

Celebrating their appreciation, the youth symphony association invited guild leaders to an afternoon tea of finger sandwiches and petit fours on the wrap-around porch of the historic Old North End home of Dave and Paula Munger.

Judy Folsom's soft harp melodies welcomed guests into the hosts' yard and provided a musical background.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:36:37 -0600