<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:06:11 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails changes tradition, invites the cowboys]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-cowgirls-cocktails-changes-tradition-invites-the-cowboys/article/1578778?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-cowgirls-cocktails-changes-tradition-invites-the-cowboys/article/1578778?custom_click=rss

For the first time, cowpokes were invited to join the gals at Cowgirls & Cocktails, the bright pink annual celebration to raise funds for local women fighting breast cancer.

The first half of the night was about the ladies as they dressed Western, shopped at a record number of vendors' booths, sipped signature cocktails and enjoyed a girls' night out.

At 8 p.m., the fellows were invited into the Norris-Penrose Event Center Indoor Arena for a lively auction and barn dance featuring Ashlee Tatum and the Longshot Revival.

For nine years, a volunteer committee has continued building this popular event, following the tradition set by beloved founder Cindy Fowler. Each Cowgirls & Cocktails begins with a toast to Fowler, who



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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Komen survivors]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-komen-survivors/article/1578777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-komen-survivors/article/1578777?custom_click=rss

More than 250 people in pink were on hand for the Komen Colorado South Survivors Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Antlers Hotel.

The attendees last month ranged from those recently diagnosed with breast cancer to a 50-year survivor.

The happy event featured shopping, spring plants from Phelan Gardens and a fashion show with survivors serving as models.

This Komen chapter serves a 14-county area, and the honorary chair announced for this year was Fremont County's Colleen Kelly-Brown from Penrose.

During this heavy Komen think-pink season, they're playing golf and tennis and participating in a long list of other activities to raise donations. The culmination is the Race for the Cure in Garden of the Gods on Sept.

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]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:15:04 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: For Beth Bowlen Wallace, 'This One's for Pat,' is her dad's struggle with Alzheimer's]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-for-beth-bowlen-wallace-this-ones-for-pat-is-her-dads-struggle-with-alzheimers/article/1578394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-for-beth-bowlen-wallace-this-ones-for-pat-is-her-dads-struggle-with-alzheimers/article/1578394?custom_click=rss

"This one's for Pat" was the cheer as the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, and it's on the team's huge championship rings.

Pat is Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

Now, when his daughter, Beth Bowlen Wallace, director of special projects for the Broncos, says, "This one's for Pat," it's with tears in her eyes. This "one" is for her father's fight with Alzheimer's and the road his family walks with him. It's why they volunteer and share their story to raise money for research.

After several years of noticeable diminishing memory, Pat Bowlen gave up control of his beloved Broncos in 2014, admitting publicly he had Alzheimer's. His public appearances are rare.



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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Citizens Project lights America's candle]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-citizens-project-lights-americas-candle/article/1578395?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-citizens-project-lights-americas-candle/article/1578395?custom_click=rss

The Antlers hotel ballroom darkened. One candle, then another tilted to light a neighbor's.

"Take your candle, and go light your world."

The Chris Rice lyrics came to life as 500 supporters heard the message of Citizens Project, "America is Ours to Light," at the 12th annual Creating Community Breakfast on June 2.

For 24 years, speakers reiterated, Citizens Project has worked to create "a community valuing diversity, equality and religious freedom." In support, breakfastgoers gave $38,000 to continue programs such as Citizens Religious Freedom Institute, election education forums and a Freedom Watch Voter Guide.

That morning, 176 donors were new to Citizens Project.

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]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 04:15:03 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: KPWE supports nontraditional, 'unstoppable' women students at UCCS]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-kpwe-supports-nontraditional-unstoppable-women-students-at-uccs/article/1577965?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-kpwe-supports-nontraditional-unstoppable-women-students-at-uccs/article/1577965?custom_click=rss

Seven more women now wear special amethyst necklaces and easily recognize others who have received that special gift, a symbol of strength and tranquility.

All are KPWE recipients, nontraditional women students graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as part of the mentored Karen Possehl Women's Endowment scholarships. The necklaces are graduation gifts from Karen Possehl, who with husband Jim in 1998 started the endowment for women facing tremendous obstacles to education and careers.

The 2016 KPWE graduating scholars were honored by the community May 17 at the annual Unstoppable Women's Luncheon: Laura Bell, Cynthia Dwelis, Katrin Kramer, Angela Lenn, Staci Ruddy, Georgina Segura and Rachel Taylor.

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]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 04:20:03 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Class celebrates 40 years]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-leadership-pikes-peak-signature-class-celebrates-40-years/article/1577968?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-leadership-pikes-peak-signature-class-celebrates-40-years/article/1577968?custom_click=rss

Every Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Class claims the title "Best Class Ever," so it stands to reason that LPP's 40th anniversary celebration, Swinging into Our Forties, was the "Best Gala Ever."

Setting the theme at the front door of The Pinery was a classic 1938 Buick, which drew admiring selfie photographers in '40s attire. And it brought smiles to LPP graduate Jan Martin, whose father, Guy Martin, was the well-known Buick dealer for many years. Even her father's final ride was in a Buick hearse, she remembered fondly.

Mary Lou Makepeace, the city's first female mayor, charted the 40-year history of the community leadership group, including when she served as executive director.

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