<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> around-town]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/around-town Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:15:42 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: TESSA's 40-year anniversary helping domestic violence victims raises $225,000]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-tessas-40-year-anniversary-helping-domestic-violence-victims-raises-225000/article/1613017?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-tessas-40-year-anniversary-helping-domestic-violence-victims-raises-225000/article/1613017?custom_click=rss

A ruby anniversary crowd of 750 helped TESSA turn 40 at The Broadmoor, raising $225,000 toward its domestic-violence-prevention mission.

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:42:55 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Palmer Land Trust celebrates Southern Colorado conservation champions]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-palmer-land-trust-celebrates-southern-colorado-conservation-champions/article/1613015?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-palmer-land-trust-celebrates-southern-colorado-conservation-champions/article/1613015?custom_click=rss

Since 1977 a large group of Southern Coloradans have worked together to conserve land for future generations.

Today the Palmer Land Trust is nationally accredited, one of the 15 largest land trusts in the U.S. creating or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition or serving as stewards.

Their efforts have preserved 105,000 acres to date: "working farms and ranches, signature landscapes and scenic corridors, and public recreation open spaces in a 10-county region."

The 2017 Southern Colorado Conservation Awards were presented during a farm-to-table dinner Sept. 27 at The Antlers hotel.

The Stuart P.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:12:45 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: BBB's Night of Excellence turns City Auditorium Hollywood glamorous]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-bbbs-night-of-excellence-turns-city-auditorium-hollywood-glamorous/article/1612694?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-bbbs-night-of-excellence-turns-city-auditorium-hollywood-glamorous/article/1612694?custom_click=rss

The historic elegance of the 1923 City Auditorium came alive again with a red carpet "2017 Night of Excellence."

There was a Hollywood aura for this annual Excellence in Customer Service awards night for the BBB of Southern Colorado on Sept. 28. Formally dressed attendees were announced and strolled beneath the marquee past cheering pretend-paparrazi into the auditorium. Puzzled people passing by on Kiowa Street on their way home from work looked on curiously, laughed and sometimes joined the cheering.

Since 1995, the Better Business Bureau has recognized the best in customer service and this time added its newly launched Colorado Institute for Social Impact.

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]]> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 04:15:10 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Project Angel Heart volunteers experience client meals first-hand]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-project-angel-heart-volunteers-experience-client-meals-first-hand/article/1612693?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-project-angel-heart-volunteers-experience-client-meals-first-hand/article/1612693?custom_click=rss

Project Angel Heart provides home-delivered meals to those with chronic illnesses.

Volunteers and friends got to personally experience the program during a social fundraising evening, "Cocktails in the Kitchen," where the nonprofit's executive chef Brandon Foster prepared specialties like those offered to clients.

Hosts Sandy Johannsen, Jean and Bill Koch and Carolyn and John Shaw invited guests to Johannsen's hillside home to learn about the program. Volunteers deliver chef-prepared, medically tailored meals at no cost to those with cancer, kidney disease, HIV-AIDS and other serious illnesses.

Former client Terri Figueredo told guests the Project Angel Heart meals had been a necessity to build her strength to undergo

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]]> Sun, 08 Oct 2017 04:15:08 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Women in red learn about heart disease]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-women-in-red-learn-about-heart-disease/article/1612099?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-women-in-red-learn-about-heart-disease/article/1612099?custom_click=rss

The ballroom at Cheyenne Mountain Resort took on a rosy hue as more than 300 scarlet-clad guests entered the annual American Heart Association Go Red for Women luncheon on Sept. 22.

Many women had participated in the morning's heart and stroke screenings and educational sessions.

It's vitally important, said co-chairwomen Sue Minero and Robin Patterson, because heart disease is the top cause of death for women in the United States, and almost two-thirds of those who died had no symptoms.

One of the day's cheerleaders in red was Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss, executive director of the local chapters of the American Heart and the American Stroke associations. It was one of her first major outings in a wheelchair, as she is is

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]]> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 04:20:11 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: REACH Pikes Peak helps families become self-sufficient]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-reach-pikes-peak-helps-families-become-self-sufficient/article/1612098?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-reach-pikes-peak-helps-families-become-self-sufficient/article/1612098?custom_click=rss

An evening of fun and fundraising at Garden of the Gods Resort had a focus 53 years in the making.

Donors, sponsors and friends of the longtime nonprofit were "Groovin' in September" for REACH Pikes Peak as it annually helps more than 12,000 individuals toward self- sufficiency, providing more than 7,000 services.

CEO John Tighe described the four anchor programs: Family Stabilization Services helping families in crisis; Transitions to Independence, case management goal-setting focusing on higher education and job skills; Individual Development Accounts, a matched savings program for the low-income employed; and Youth Education Savings, a matched savings program for at-risk youth.

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