<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:22:27 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Hundreds enjoy Washington State wines to benefit Colorado Springs Conservatory]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-hundreds-enjoy-washington-state-wines-to-benefit-colorado-springs-conservatory/article/1599726?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-hundreds-enjoy-washington-state-wines-to-benefit-colorado-springs-conservatory/article/1599726?custom_click=rss

It was a weekend to learn about all things Washington state wines as wine lovers turned sommeliers-in-training and helped support programming and scholarships for young aspiring musicians at the Colorado Springs Conservatory.

Wine lovers could choose which portions of the 26th annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs were most appealing to them.

There were seminars about Champagne, how to pair food with the wines, how to sip like a master and how to pair wine and cheese. Add to that the popular grand tasting with 300 wine choices teamed with tapas and hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants and caterers. The weekend finale was a fancy gourmet, multiple-course wine dinner and live auction.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:14:36 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Philharmonic's 90th anniversary celebration with Yo-Yo Ma sparkles]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-philharmonics-90th-anniversary-celebration-with-yo-yo-ma-sparkles/article/1599069?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-philharmonics-90th-anniversary-celebration-with-yo-yo-ma-sparkles/article/1599069?custom_click=rss

When a special big 90th comes around, it's time to celebrate.

For the 90th season of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, it was time to celebrate not just once but for multiple days.

One of the major events was the Philharmonic's first formal gala on Feb. 23, a glittering evening with an all-star cast of 455 patrons at The Broadmoor International Center.

The Philharmonic's president/CEO, Nathan Newbrough, said in the program notes, "We, who so treasure the Philharmonic, have a unique opportunity this evening to look back with appreciation and honor the generations of musicians and benevolent patrons who came before us. It is our privilege to protect and support that great music for future generations.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:52:16 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Catholic Charities' St. Patrick's Day Gala in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-catholic-charities-st.-patricks-day-gala-in-colorado-springs/article/1599725?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-catholic-charities-st.-patricks-day-gala-in-colorado-springs/article/1599725?custom_click=rss

St. Patrick's Day always signals an especially festive fundraising time for Catholic Charities. And the St. Patrick's Day Gala, with green aplenty, continues to set records.

The March 11 gala at Cheyenne Mountain resort drew a sold-out crowd of 450 who donated $312,000 for the nonprofit's programs.

Auctioneer Kevin Patterson's auction action kept things lively, especially with the new "last bid of the evening." A $130 bottle of 2006 Pahlmeyer Merlot, donated by Nancy Borden, awaited that final bidder. A mach speed competition took off as guests vied to be the last. An enthusiastic Barbara Harris, whose bid paddle had been busy six times, was the winner, nodding "yes" to $4,200 before she took the vino home.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:50:38 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Walmart celebrates $580,000 in grants to area nonprofits]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-walmart-celebrates-580000-in-grants-to-area-nonprofits/article/1598649?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-walmart-celebrates-580000-in-grants-to-area-nonprofits/article/1598649?custom_click=rss

Area Walmarts were dinner hosts in February for a community celebration of more than $580,000 in philanthropic grants to nonprofits.

Market managers Jon Ball and Marc Skaggs welcomed recipients and store representatives to Cheyenne Mountain Resort where a sit-down meal, with music by the Colorado Springs Conservatory, preceded the presentations.

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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:24:11 -0700
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: A Recipe for Hope record 1,100+ share Care and Share's vision]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-a-recipe-for-hope-record-1100-share-care-and-shares-vision/article/1598563?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-a-recipe-for-hope-record-1100-share-care-and-shares-vision/article/1598563?custom_click=rss

More than 1,100 people sat down to lunch March 2 at The Broadmoor to follow a vision of ending hunger in Colorado Springs.

By the end of Care and Share Food Bank's annual Recipe for Hope, they had donated a record-shattering $302,000 for 2.4 million meals for the hungry in this area.

"Our hearts are full," said a grateful Lynne Telford, president and CEO of the food bank that covers a 52,000-square-mile service area. "There are 161,000 people in Colorado Springs that don't have enough to eat and we're reaching 134,000, so we still have work to do," Telford told the lunch guests. The luncheon will help toward that goal.

Telford shared a quote meaningful to the donors: "Through no fault of my own, I have more than I

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:02:22 -0700