<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:47:01 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Seniors rock to support the Senior Center]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-seniors-rock-to-support-the-senior-center/article/1558196?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-seniors-rock-to-support-the-senior-center/article/1558196?custom_click=rss

As the Colorado Springs Senior Center transitions from a city operation to the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, the Friends of The Colorado Springs Senior Center continues working full steam ahead. The nonprofit support group has helped the center since 2010 (csseniorcenterfriends.org.)

Almost 400 were on hand at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on Aug. 20 to raise scholarship monies for low-income seniors to participate in classes and activities, for updated computer equipment and to build an endowment fund, said Friends board President Ryan Morey.

Guests were welcomed into the festivities by the Old Dogs Band, there was time for hors d'oeuvres and mingling, and Mayor John Suthers was the supportive keynoter.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:10 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Children's Garden celebrates Judy Noyes' love of books and reading]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-childrens-garden-celebrates-judy-noyes-love-of-books-and-reading/article/1558197?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-childrens-garden-celebrates-judy-noyes-love-of-books-and-reading/article/1558197?custom_click=rss

She left a legacy of public art, a passion for downtown and for giving back through community service. But more than anything, Judy Noyes, who loved books and reading, found ways to excite a lifelong love of reading in children.

She and her college sweetheart, Dick, passed along that literary legacy as owners of The Chinook Bookshop on North Tejon Street, opening the treasure in 1959. It was here that over the years thousands of little ones, like parents and grandparents before them, curled up inside a well-loved playhouse to fall in love with stories. The bookstore was closed in 2004 as the couple retired in their 70s to garden, sculpt and, of course, read.

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]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:25:09 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: There were Happy Trails at Bear Creek Nature Center]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-there-were-happy-trails-at-bear-creek-nature-center/article/1557715?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-there-were-happy-trails-at-bear-creek-nature-center/article/1557715?custom_click=rss

Smiles have returned to the Happy Trails annual Buffalo Gals barbecue fundraiser at Bear Creek Nature Center.

For several years the popular El Paso County nature centers event had been under a cloud of severe budget slashing, reduced days when county nature centers were open and questions about the parks and the centers' futures.

Still, county staff and the Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers/Bear Creek and Fountain Creek persevered.

The 2015 Happy Trails event on Aug. 14 was filled with positives. After all, last November voters said yes to ballot issue 1A to the county keeping excess tax revenues for specific purposes such as repairing trails damaged by floods and fires and improving/updating regional parks and

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:21:25 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: A Summer Bash at Ronald McDonald House]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-a-summer-bash-at-ronald-mcdonald-house/article/1557351?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-a-summer-bash-at-ronald-mcdonald-house/article/1557351?custom_click=rss

What better place to celebrate providing a home away from home for 9,000 families with critically ill children hospitalized nearby over the years than at the spacious, homey Ronald McDonald House itself?

Volunteers, sponsors, supporters, neighbors, residents and former residents - and Ronald McDonald himself - were on hand July 18 for the Summer Bash on the home's lawn on Logan Avenue. Greeting guests was the home's resident dog Bruschi, or "Bru."

The 1912 residence is dubbed the House That Love Built.

Providing the goodies for the afternoon barbecue were cooks from Ute Pass Kiwanis Club, volunteers from Colorado Springs Kiwanis Club and Pikes Peak Club, wine from Cheers Liquor Mart, Beehive from Bristol Brewing and

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:20:19 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Shrimp Boil, s'mores favorites at Cheyenne Village event]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-shrimp-boil-smores-favorites-at-cheyenne-village-event/article/1557350?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-shrimp-boil-smores-favorites-at-cheyenne-village-event/article/1557350?custom_click=rss

It's one of the year's favorite gatherings, under a big, white party tent beside the beach at Country Club of Colorado: a low country shrimp boil where giant pans filled with shrimp and sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob center each table. And for dessert, s'mores over the fire pits.

The sixth annual Cheyenne Village Shrimp Boil was a thank you to sponsors and supporters of the nonprofit helping more than 350 adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn self-sufficiency and to live independently.

It was also an opportunity to raise donations for the Cheyenne Village Resident Needs Fund, which provides for necessities such as bus vouchers and toiletries and for small holiday gifts.

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:16:19 -0600