<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:10:00 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Rally for the Cure]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-rally-for-the-cure/article/1580247?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-rally-for-the-cure/article/1580247?custom_click=rss

For eight years, one weekend each June has been a special combo of forehands, aces and volleys and the color pink as tennis pros and amateurs Rally for the Cure.

Karen Brandner, tennis director at The Broadmoor, leads this popular Komen benefit, which has raised over $120,000 and this year expanded to pickleball action as well.

The breast cancer rally cry: "For all those who have passed, for those who are fighting and for those who will face this fight. ...We're Rallying for a Cure."

Competitors, survivors and guests celebrated with a Center Court Slam Gala and auction in The Broadmoor's Main Ballroom, highlighted by amateurs bidding for pro partners in the pro-am competitions.

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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Pastor Paul Peel honored and roasted as he retires]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-pastor-paul-peel-honored-and-roasted-as-he-retires/article/1580246?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-pastor-paul-peel-honored-and-roasted-as-he-retires/article/1580246?custom_click=rss

The Friday night before beloved First Lutheran Church pastor Paul Peel delivered his retirement sermon on Sunday, June 26, almost 400 of his congregants and celebrants from throughout the religious community honored and roasted him at a dinner at the Marriott Hotel.

There were years of memories to share from his 48-year local career and some comedy routines about the well-known jokester. Typical of the told-with-love fun was former First Lutheran associate pastor and now bishop the Rev. Allan Bjornberg's quip that Peel, "in a rash moment," had said, "I hope to die in the pulpit. I told him, on that day, 'you already have!'"

The Rev.

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]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:15:04 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Range Riders wrap up annual rodeo trek with awards, families]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-range-riders-wrap-up-annual-rodeo-trek-with-awards-families/article/1579734?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-range-riders-wrap-up-annual-rodeo-trek-with-awards-families/article/1579734?custom_click=rss

Days of cowboy camaraderie, riding horseback trails through the mountains to their campsites and following an almost seven-decade, multigenerational tradition promoting the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. With that, the Pikes Peak Range Riders returned to town June 19 with tales to tell and awards to present.

Gathering with families at the traditional after-ride dinner at The Antlers hotel, they presented the official Range Rider vests to those making their 10th rides and honored those making the ride for anywhere from five to 55 years.

There were also stories and plenty of them, not the least of which was the missing horse tale that will live in Range Rider lore.

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]]> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 04:20:05 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Colorado Springs Dance Theatre celebrates season]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-colorado-springs-dance-theatre-celebrates-season/article/1579733?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-colorado-springs-dance-theatre-celebrates-season/article/1579733?custom_click=rss

A sunny June evening in the gardens at High Valley Farm awaited supporters and the board of the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. It was a thank- you wine and hors d'oeuvres reception and a sneak peek at the 40th season.

It was also a time to celebrate the group's co-presidents, Patti Boles and Beth Carlson, who will be honored in October at the University of Denver as "Legends of Dance in Colorado." Since 2004, the legends program has honored those in the state who have made outstanding contribution to dance.

Next up for the Dance Theatre is the annual wine festival fundraiser, this year held in a Historic Old North End home at 1823 N. Cascade Ave. and featuring dance performances and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

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