<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:39:01 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN PHOTOS: 19 young women named 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-photos-19-young-women-named-2015-colorado-springs-debutantes/article/1554845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-photos-19-young-women-named-2015-colorado-springs-debutantes/article/1554845?custom_click=rss

Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities and contributions to the community as well as for the community contributions of their families.

The 19 to be presented at the formal Debutante Ball Dec. 22 at The Broadmoor are graduates of 10 area high schools.

Acquisitions for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center are the philanthropic focus of the Debutante Balls, which have raised almost $600,000 over the years.

The 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes:

Lauren Elizabeth



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Nineteen young women who just celebrated their high school graduation and are planning their freshmen year in college have been chosen as the 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes. Those selected for this 49th social season were named for their school accomplishments, volunteer activities and contributions to the community as well as for the community contributions of their families.

The 19 to be presented at the formal Debutante Ball Dec. 22 at The Broadmoor are graduates of 10 area high schools.

Acquisitions for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center are the philanthropic focus of the Debutante Balls, which have raised almost $600,000 over the years.

The 2015 Colorado Springs Debutantes:

Lauren Elizabeth

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:14:31 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Centro de la Familia benefits from WCLI salsa project]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-centro-de-la-familia-benefits-from-wcli-salsa-project/article/1554842?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-centro-de-la-familia-benefits-from-wcli-salsa-project/article/1554842?custom_click=rss

Each Women's Community Leadership Initiative class has a project. It builds on what the 20-30 women have learned about community needs, leadership and themselves during the January to June Leadership Pikes Peak program.

The 2015 WCLI participants chose La Casita, home to Centro de la Familia programs utilized by Hispanic and Native American families. Here clients find counseling, family support, domestic violence support groups, parenting classes, a therapeutic play group for abused children or those exposed to violence, and personal and legal advocacy.

WCLI designed a "Salsa Extravaganza" at The Pinery at the Hill, the first Centro de la Familia (elcentrodelafamilia.org) fundraising benefit, planned as a template for an



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Each Women's Community Leadership Initiative class has a project. It builds on what the 20-30 women have learned about community needs, leadership and themselves during the January to June Leadership Pikes Peak program.

The 2015 WCLI participants chose La Casita, home to Centro de la Familia programs utilized by Hispanic and Native American families. Here clients find counseling, family support, domestic violence support groups, parenting classes, a therapeutic play group for abused children or those exposed to violence, and personal and legal advocacy.

WCLI designed a "Salsa Extravaganza" at The Pinery at the Hill, the first Centro de la Familia (elcentrodelafamilia.org) fundraising benefit, planned as a template for an

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:35:03 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails turns the rodeo night pink]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-cowgirls-cocktails-turns-the-rodeo-night-pink/article/1554841?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-cowgirls-cocktails-turns-the-rodeo-night-pink/article/1554841?custom_click=rss

It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's "Think Pink Night" when cowboys in Komen pink shirts will take over at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

Leading the way was the eighth annual "Cowgirls & Cocktails" which drew let's-party women to the indoor arena at Norris-Penrose Event Center on June 4. The crowd was 500 strong and raised more than $75,000 with the traditional "three-hour cocktail party" to provide unmet basic needs for women going through breast-cancer treatment.

The eight events have provided mammograms; wig vouchers; soft post-surgical and lymphedema garments; and transportation vouchers, many times for those needing rides home after chemo.



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It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's "Think Pink Night" when cowboys in Komen pink shirts will take over at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

Leading the way was the eighth annual "Cowgirls & Cocktails" which drew let's-party women to the indoor arena at Norris-Penrose Event Center on June 4. The crowd was 500 strong and raised more than $75,000 with the traditional "three-hour cocktail party" to provide unmet basic needs for women going through breast-cancer treatment.

The eight events have provided mammograms; wig vouchers; soft post-surgical and lymphedema garments; and transportation vouchers, many times for those needing rides home after chemo.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:35:02 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Big prize for playful sculpture]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-big-prize-for-playful-sculpture/article/1554442?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-big-prize-for-playful-sculpture/article/1554442?custom_click=rss

Being fully appreciated for what you do never gets old for an artist.

When well-known local artist Sean O'Meallie and his wife, Mary, heard his name called from the stage at City Auditorium, he gasped a bit and Mary teared up. O'Meallie had just learned he was receiving the $10,000 Art on the Streets juror's prize for his playfully quixotic "Poly Poly" screen of vinyl macaw parrots, which cleverly spans a downtown alley.

His was juried the best of 13 sculptures in the 17th annual downtown Colorado Springs public Art on the Streets, now on display. O'Meallie, known for his whimsical toy creations, envisioned the art for that spot between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues off Tejon Street and answered the "why" with, "I thought



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Being fully appreciated for what you do never gets old for an artist.

When well-known local artist Sean O'Meallie and his wife, Mary, heard his name called from the stage at City Auditorium, he gasped a bit and Mary teared up. O'Meallie had just learned he was receiving the $10,000 Art on the Streets juror's prize for his playfully quixotic "Poly Poly" screen of vinyl macaw parrots, which cleverly spans a downtown alley.

His was juried the best of 13 sculptures in the 17th annual downtown Colorado Springs public Art on the Streets, now on display. O'Meallie, known for his whimsical toy creations, envisioned the art for that spot between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues off Tejon Street and answered the "why" with, "I thought

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:15:58 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Pikes Peak Range Riders celebrate their 66th ride]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-pikes-peak-range-riders-celebrate-their-66th-ride/article/1554443?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-pikes-peak-range-riders-celebrate-their-66th-ride/article/1554443?custom_click=rss

The first Pikes Peak Range Ride was a more casual Western affair with 38 friends and fellow horsemen in July 1949.

Like that first ride, the 66th annual Range Ride, which concluded Father's Day, publicized the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, which turns 75 this year.

When this year's festivities kicked off June 17 with the annual Western Street Breakfast, the ranks of riders had grown considerably to 168 members and guests, who headed out for five days in what was called The 2015 Grainger (Reid and Ruthie) Ranch Ride.

On the Sunday night they returned, riders and families celebrated with a traditional post-ride dinner and awards at the Marriott Hotel.

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]]> The first Pikes Peak Range Ride was a more casual Western affair with 38 friends and fellow horsemen in July 1949.

Like that first ride, the 66th annual Range Ride, which concluded Father's Day, publicized the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, which turns 75 this year.

When this year's festivities kicked off June 17 with the annual Western Street Breakfast, the ranks of riders had grown considerably to 168 members and guests, who headed out for five days in what was called The 2015 Grainger (Reid and Ruthie) Ranch Ride.

On the Sunday night they returned, riders and families celebrated with a traditional post-ride dinner and awards at the Marriott Hotel.]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:15:57 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: 100+ Women Who Care - Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-100-women-who-care-colorado-springs/article/1553942?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-100-women-who-care-colorado-springs/article/1553942?custom_click=rss

In an instant world, simply call it speed charity, speed philanthropy or speed giving.

In just a little more than an hour each quarter, members of 100+ Women Who Care Colorado Springs meet friends after work, learn about three local nonprofits, and then vote and choose one deserving project to receive what could be $10,000 instantly. No administrative costs, no office.

Almost $75,000 has been dispersed since the group was founded in 2012 by busy women Jackie Gunn, Kirsten Hillstrom, Mari Sinton-Martinez and Betsy Sobral, who put out the call for women willing to donate $100 each quarter to 501 (c)(3) charities serving the Colorado Springs area.

They follow the format of the first 100+ Women Who Care created in 2006 by a

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]]> In an instant world, simply call it speed charity, speed philanthropy or speed giving.

In just a little more than an hour each quarter, members of 100+ Women Who Care Colorado Springs meet friends after work, learn about three local nonprofits, and then vote and choose one deserving project to receive what could be $10,000 instantly. No administrative costs, no office.

Almost $75,000 has been dispersed since the group was founded in 2012 by busy women Jackie Gunn, Kirsten Hillstrom, Mari Sinton-Martinez and Betsy Sobral, who put out the call for women willing to donate $100 each quarter to 501 (c)(3) charities serving the Colorado Springs area.

They follow the format of the first 100+ Women Who Care created in 2006 by a]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:15:52 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: 100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-100-men-who-care-colorado-springs/article/1553943?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-100-men-who-care-colorado-springs/article/1553943?custom_click=rss

100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs: "Now this is the way the fellows like to have meetings and raise money," one enthusiastic member said.

A drink with friends at the El Paso Club after work, five-minute presentations and a potential $10,000 raised for a local charity. Over and done.

Founders Bill Kurtz and Russ Wiley set out a couple of years ago with a mission of making a difference in the community by finding at least 100 - or more - men who would contribute $100 four times each year to charities and organizations that would use the funds locally. "It's fast, simple and amazingly effective," they said.

Both men are longtime downtown businessmen who support a long list of local community and professional

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]]> 100+ Men Who Care - Colorado Springs: "Now this is the way the fellows like to have meetings and raise money," one enthusiastic member said.

A drink with friends at the El Paso Club after work, five-minute presentations and a potential $10,000 raised for a local charity. Over and done.

Founders Bill Kurtz and Russ Wiley set out a couple of years ago with a mission of making a difference in the community by finding at least 100 - or more - men who would contribute $100 four times each year to charities and organizations that would use the funds locally. "It's fast, simple and amazingly effective," they said.

Both men are longtime downtown businessmen who support a long list of local community and professional]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:15:52 -0600