<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:18:30 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: CC students create a food rescue nonprofit to fight hunger]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-cc-students-create-a-food-rescue-nonprofit-to-fight-hunger/article/1560404?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-cc-students-create-a-food-rescue-nonprofit-to-fight-hunger/article/1560404?custom_click=rss

Colorado College students on bikes, towing little trailers, on a special rescue mission. That mission: "A Fresh Way to Fight Hunger, Feed the Hungry, Reduce Food Waste, Sustain the Environment."

The 2-year-old Colorado Springs Food Rescue, a nonprofit formed by students in the fall of 2013 to "redistribute unused food resources," invited supporters and guests to Ivywild School for a donated breakfast on Sept. 9 to learn about the fast-growing project. As befits a food rescue, table centerpieces were donated unsold flowers and useable, "just unsold," food.

CSFR volunteers, now 60 strong, hit the road immediately when there's a call about safe, edible food that would otherwise be thrown away by supermarkets, restaurants,

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]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:30:07 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: FAC ends 'Year of Georgia O'Keeffe' with Black Iris Ball]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-fac-ends-year-of-georgia-okeeffe-with-black-iris-ball/article/1559883?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-fac-ends-year-of-georgia-okeeffe-with-black-iris-ball/article/1559883?custom_click=rss

When Michelle Wilson and Peri Faricy learned their dinner party had exploded in size, they took several deep breaths and happily had an extension added to their already huge garden party tent. Their 300 guests had become 320 and by the night of the annual Fine Arts Center Gala on Aug. 29 hit an all-time high RSVP list of 400, along with a waiting list.

Such were the happy problems faced by these co-chairs and their committee as, in black-tie fashion, their FAC Black Iris Ball signaled the final month of the Georgia O'Keeffe "Eloquent Objects" show and months of events giving a nod to the iconic artist.

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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:35:17 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Pioneers Museum to help folks write "The Story of Us'']]> http://gazette.com/around-town-pioneers-museum-to-help-folks-write-the-story-of-us/article/1559439?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-pioneers-museum-to-help-folks-write-the-story-of-us/article/1559439?custom_click=rss

You're history.

And you're going to have an opportunity to share your story.

"The Story of Us" project was unveiled to 470 breakfast guests at the Aug. 27 Pioneers Museum Gift of History benefit at the Antlers Hilton.

This region has its own unique set of stories, said museum board chair Bill Nelson. "The Story of Us" will bring local history and geography to life and create a sense of place, he said.

The project, tagged "Discover Your Story," will be fully in place by late-2016, tells this area's story digitally and is being developed by UCCS geography professor John Harner along with Kevin Knapp, whose company tierra plan creates map software.

Through animated maps you can watch the city grow, explained

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:25:02 -0600