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GINA SICILIA TO PERFORM AT CRYSTOLA ROADHOUSE SATURDAY NIGHT!

"Not since Susan Tedeschi has a young female blues singer made such a strong impression...remarkable voice" Blues Revue Saturday, July 12th is…Continue

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Oakwood Homes presents free July 3 concert at Banning Lewis Ranch

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Comment by Robert J. Armstrong on October 23, 2013 at 4:54pm

Comment by Ronnie Cook on September 21, 2012 at 11:16am

The next PIKES PEAK OPRY SHOW AND DINNER is September 29th at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Owner and band leader Ronnie Cook was with the Flying W Wranglers for 13 years and now continues to entertain in a different venue. The BBQ meal is excellent. The entire family will enjoy the show with great music and comedy. For prices and times call 719-683-7865.

Comment by Grace Blea-Nunez on September 14, 2011 at 10:02am

Selecting a Preschool for Your Child

 

“Is my child ready for school?”  “Why would I want to send my three year old to school?”  “What kind of preschool is right for my child?”  “School, already? It seems like yesterday my baby was born!”

 

 As young children reach the age of three, many parents begin to consider what their child’s first formal educational experience might look like.  Preschool is an important milestone in a young child’s life (maybe even more so for their parent!) and a decision with which many people struggle.

 

Most children are ready for a more formal early childhood environment by the age of three, but the wide range of choices available can be overwhelming to parents.  Play-based, church-based, developmental, Montessori, and the list goes on. 

 

When choosing a preschool, it is important to do your research. After compiling a list of schools within a reasonable distance from home or work, check out the websites of each of them.  How much information can you gather about their curriculum and philosophy? When you find several that seem like a good fit with your own philosophy, call and make an appointment to visit with the Director of the school.  It is best to have this first visit without your child, if possible, as it will give you a chance to gauge your own comfort level and determine if the financial commitment is in line with your expectations.  This is also a good time to ask for contact information for current families willing to act as references for the school.  Getting the perspective of parents with children in the program can be helpful in determining if it is a good fit for your child. 

 

At this point, you should narrow your choices to one or two schools and make arrangements to visit the school with your child. This visit should provide your child the opportunity at some level to interact with the environment and the other children. Depending on their temperament, your child may react with some shyness or timidity, but you will still be able to observe how the teachers interact with the current students as well as your own preschooler.  Do the adults in the environment treat the children respectfully? Do they get on the students’ level to listen and respond to them?  Are the children actively engaged and interacting with the environment and one another in a safe, respectful manner? Are there a variety of activities to help your child develop socially, academically and physically? Is this a place where your child will feel comfortable?

 

Choosing the right preschool for your child is important.  This will be their first encounter with “school” and a positive and joyful experience will set them on the right path to enjoy a lifetime of learning.

 

 

Lynne Casebeer has a degree in psychology from Colorado College and a Colorado Teaching License with endorsements in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is the co-owner and director of Sidewalk’s End Montessori School, located at 3215 Woodland Hills Drive in Colorado Springs.

Comment by Vince Cluxton on September 14, 2011 at 8:12am
Liberty High School Fundraiser on Friday, September 23rd.
The Lancers are holding a document shredding fundraiser during their "Taste of Liberty" Homecoming celebration with help from Shred It Local.
Help the students raise some serious green for Liberty High School when you bring boxes of documents to be shredded onsite in Shred It Local's secure document shredding truck.
Just $10 to shred up to 2 boxes or $20 for up to 5 boxes (standard banker's boxes).  Net proceeds benefit Liberty High School.
Email info@shreditlocal.com with any questions.

Recycling paper is so good for the environment! Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7 thousand gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil and 4,100 kilowatt-hours - enough energy to power the average American home for six months.

 

 

Comment by YoYogurt on September 2, 2011 at 3:17am
Comment by Karen Myers on August 16, 2011 at 5:59pm
I am looking for Fall craft fairs or Open House events in the Briargate/Pinecreek area.  I would like to set up a table of AVON products. If you have any event information for me, please contact me at karensgarden@q.com      If you are interested in joining my AVON business as a partner, please let me know.  The holiday season is coming soon!
Comment by Rachel Cross on June 8, 2011 at 2:20pm

LARGEST FROZEN YOGURT GIVEAWAY IN SOUTHERN COLORADO WILL BENEFIT MARCH OF DIMES

LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt is celebrating its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony from

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday June 11th

The event features live music, face painting, balloons, and games for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy.  LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt is giving away one dish of frozen yogurt for every donation of $1 or more to the March of Dimes.

Follow the signs and balloons to LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt, located in the Pine Creek Village Center at the northeast corner of Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive.

LuLu’s is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop where customers become dessert artisans by choosing their favorite yogurt and topping combinations. Twirl, Top, and Taste your way through 16 delicious flavors of frozen yogurt and dozens of tasty toppings.

"Colorado Springs is an ideal location for LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt," said owner Teri Lucero. "Our self-serve concept brings the convenience of build-your-own yogurt and topping combinations in a pay-by-the-ounce model. In a tough economy where consumers are seeking a sense of control, we're providing affordable fun, in a family-oriented environment."

As active members of the Colorado Springs community the Lucero family is passionate about giving back. As a way to show their appreciation and passion for the community, all donations from the event and a percentage of sales after will go to benefit the March of Dimes organization. 

 

“The March of Dimes is excited to partner with LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt at the opening of their Briargate location," commented Aimee Sagan, Community Director for the March of Dimes. "We are thankful for this opportunity to raise awareness of the serious issue of premature birth and the fact that one out of every eight babies is born too soon in our community.  We also hope to educate women about March of Dimes and resources that can help them to have full-term and healthy pregnancies.”


New locations and franchises are under development and expected to open in the next year.  Days and hours of operation for LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt are Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit LuLusYogurt.com.

 

 

Comment by Duane C. Slocum on June 3, 2011 at 8:23am
When you have a big family and four of them are in the military, in college or on missions; its nearly impossible to have everyone together for graduations or Memorial Day cookout in the backyard.  This is even more true when you have 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren with two more greats on the way.
Comment by Adrian Manzanares on May 7, 2011 at 6:03am

Hello Briargate!!

 

Come out to the Fileds at Focus (Research and Chapel Hills) to watch players from Academy Little League compete in ALL's Inaugural Home Run Derby, sponsored by Prime Time Hitting, All American Sports, Tees in Time and Rocky Mountain Batting Cages!

 

It'll be a great day at the ballpark!!

Comment by Bev Selby on March 21, 2011 at 6:15pm

 

 

New to Briargate...just behind Chipotle & The Egg and I!

 

Paint the Town!

 

Family Friendly Paint & Party Studio

Fun for the whole family!

The happiest place ever!


Simple whimsical painting, anyone can do it!

If you are looking for something completely different you will definitely enjoy this!  A cool activity for a girls night out, date night, or a great time with friends or family.

Also offering 

kids-tweens-teens paint parties! 

We paint more than canvas...

tennis shoes, hats, tee shirts, flower pots, wine glasses, and more!

Paint The Town will provide entertainment and a great piece of art that YOU created!  Our instructors will take you step by step through the painting of the night.  Don't worry if you have never painted before...you will enjoy being amazed at your inner artist!


The best part is that we provide all the supplies for your painting.  All you need to bring is your friends and your favorite beverage and we will supply the rest of the fun!


Come discover your inner artist...everyone has one!

 

Every Wednesday is Open Painting!  $20...includes canvas and all supplies!  

 

www.paint-the-town.com

719.321.8531

 

 

 

 

 

 

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