<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:54:31 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails a pink girls' night out for 10 years]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-cowgirls-cocktails-a-pink-girls-night-out-for-10-years/article/1605654?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-cowgirls-cocktails-a-pink-girls-night-out-for-10-years/article/1605654?custom_click=rss

The gals donned pink, cowgirl hats and boots, rallied their friends and went Western at the 10th anniversary Cowgirls & Cocktails on June 2.

More than 350 were in the Norris-Penrose Event Center Indoor Arena for the volunteer event, which has raised almost half a million dollars to help breast cancer patients.

With Ashlee Tatum & The Longshot Revival providing the background music, the women shopped, sipped signature cocktails and had silly fun.

Money raised, more than $85,000 that night, will help with practical unmet needs such as wig vouchers, Angel Heart meal delivery, transportation to treatments and soft pocket camisoles.

Manning the bars were the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Board and Foundation fellows

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:35:24 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: On its 25th anniversary, the challenge: 'Be Community. Be Citizens Project']]> http://gazette.com/around-town-on-its-25th-anniversary-the-challenge-be-community.-be-citizens-project/article/1605655?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-on-its-25th-anniversary-the-challenge-be-community.-be-citizens-project/article/1605655?custom_click=rss

For 25 years, the community advocacy Citizens Project has been the voice "to embrace equality, diversity and separation of church and state."

The 500 anniversary breakfast guests at the Antlers on June 8 were challenged to "Be Community. Be Citizens Project" and to choose personal goals to "Be . . . Bold, Inspired, Community, an Advocate, Fearless or Involved." Personal stories are shared on citizensproject.org

The goal is "a stronger, more respectful community," said Executive Director Deb Walker. "Respectful and equal. In a community where every person has a place and a voice."

"It takes commitment to change," said Board Chair Jane Ard-Smith. "Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:34:36 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Black Chamber's silver anniversary salutes James Stewart]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-black-chambers-silver-anniversary-salutes-james-stewart/article/1605075?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-black-chambers-silver-anniversary-salutes-james-stewart/article/1605075?custom_click=rss

James Stewart has worn many hats: colonel, fighter pilot, Pikes Peak United Way board chair, business developer, business professor and co-chair of the National Museum of World War II Aviation.

Add to that, founding president of the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary with the theme "Soaring to New Heights," the chamber, along with many of the groups and individuals working with it over the years, formally saluted Stewart on June 3.

They did it with some aviation fun as well, inviting guests to make paper airplanes to fly down a runway. The best plane creator to hit the mark was Larry Shaffer.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:45:24 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: The Arc Pikes Peak Region's 'Building for Change' awards night]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-the-arc-pikes-peak-regions-building-for-change-awards-night/article/1605076?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-the-arc-pikes-peak-regions-building-for-change-awards-night/article/1605076?custom_click=rss

In the midst of "Building for Change," an inclusive campus for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region paused to celebrate annual award winners and achievers.

Construction items, yellow tape and reflective safety vests set the scene May 20 at Hotel Eleganté.

The silent-auction room was busy and had some special guests, the Boozefighters motorcycle gathering, a group formed after WWII, which had been meeting at the hotel. Spotting the auction, several riders in their leathers asked if they could do some bidding and spent time visiting with delighted dinner attendees.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:14:56 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-swaby-honored-nontraditional-kpwe-scholars-rise-to-the-challenge-for-uccs-degrees/article/1604688?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-swaby-honored-nontraditional-kpwe-scholars-rise-to-the-challenge-for-uccs-degrees/article/1604688?custom_click=rss

Echoing the words of Maya Angelou, the women of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment have overcome their life obstacles and "like air, I'll rise."

The powerful "Still I Rise" was used by Unstoppable Woman honoree Professor Barbara Swaby to mold around the stories of the 15 mentored nontraditional graduating seniors honored at the KPWE luncheon May 16 at UCCS.

Some are single mothers, others were formerly addicted. Some are first-generation college graduates, others survived domestic violence and poverty.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:05:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Recent graduates from 11 high schools selected as 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes]]> http://gazette.com/recent-graduates-from-11-high-schools-selected-as-2017-colorado-springs-debutantes/article/1604745?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recent-graduates-from-11-high-schools-selected-as-2017-colorado-springs-debutantes/article/1604745?custom_click=rss

Twenty-four young women who graduated from high school this year have been named 2017 Colorado Springs Debutantes.

They were selected for school accomplishments, volunteer activities and contributions to their community, as well as for the community contributions of their families.

They will be presented at the 51st annual Debutante Ball Dec. 22 at The Broadmoor.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center acquisitions are the philanthropic focus of the formal ball.

The 2017 debutantes, graduates of 11 area high schools, are:

- Casey Nicole Ahrendsen, daughter of Jeffrey Scott and Sheree Ahrendsen, granddaughter of Lowell Kenneth and Wanda Ahrendsen of Pittsford, N.Y., and the late Peter Joseph and Irene

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:48:40 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Newborn Hope introduces new director, awards grants]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-newborn-hope-introduces-new-director-awards-grants/article/1604689?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-newborn-hope-introduces-new-director-awards-grants/article/1604689?custom_click=rss

More than $50,000 in Newborn Hope grants to provide resources for Colorado babies and families impacted by prematurity were announced at a celebration reception May 3 at Gold Hill Mesa.

It was also an opportunity to introduce the 45-year-old nonprofit's new executive director Allison Bradac. She is from Colorado Springs and worked for Special Olympics Colorado, the Epilepsy Foundation and, in Denver, Heart & Hand.

The nine grants were:

Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation, MicroCool refrigerators for the NICU.

Family Visitor Programs, Glenwood Springs, for home-based prenatal education and support for high risk pregnant women in rural resort areas.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:31:41 -0600