Caroline Vulgamore
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Dec 19, 2012
Caroline Vulgamore added a discussion to the group Central
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Filling the Red Kettle

The Saturday afternoon temperature reads mid-thirties, but low clouds darken the sky and wind bites my face and penetrates my jacket into my bones.  I try not to check my watch, counting the minutes left while I ring my obnoxious bell and smile, the white fur of my Santa hat framing my face.  We've just begun our duties for a Kiwanis Club service project, and I'm already tired of standing, playing nice, thanking those who push their money into the slot in the red kettle. We're positioned at the…See More
Dec 19, 2012
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Aug 31, 2012
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Van Briggle Pottery Building Tours September 15 - The Bittersweet Story of Artus and Anne Van Briggle

Explore a Colorado Springs icon and walk into history.  The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College invites you to visit the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building on Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Now 104 years old, this "Dutch farmhouse" nestled into the corner of Uintah and Glen suvived fire, a flood, neglect and bankruptcy until purchased by Colorado College in 1968. Artus Van Briggle arrived in Colorado Springs in 1899, a gifted artist and potter who had studied in…See More
Aug 31, 2012
Caroline Vulgamore added a discussion to the group Old Colorado City
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Connections: Surviving Fire

My grandmother Caroline died before I was born, but because I am her namesake, I grew up leaarning as much as I could about her life.  With only a few photos, my dad did his best to share tidbits.  I knew she loved opera and her life revolved around her home and family on the north side of Chicago, but what fascinated me most was that as a young child she survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.Fleeing from her father's butcher shop, she watched in terror on an October Sunday as flames engulfed…See More
Jul 8, 2012
Christopher Philip Boo Kwong commented on Caroline Vulgamore's blog post 'Hikers Rescued from Gateway Rock - Candidates for "Darwin Award?"'
" Boy were they stupid! should have to pay double the fine if they were out-of-towners and didn't read the sign! Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!!!"
Apr 4, 2012
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Hikers Rescued from Gateway Rock - Candidates for "Darwin Award?"

A wild apricot tree in bloom--now that doesn't happen often.  Sandwiched between Signature and North Gateway Rocks, blossoms greeted my husband Harry and me as we walked across the central Garden area.  The late morning sun illuminated Kissing Camels and chattering spring break visitors pushed strollers, herded offspring and reined in dogs, mesmerized by red monoliths and the Colorado sky.Heading back to the entrance road, we heard sirens and watched a Colorado Springs Fire Department truck…See More
Apr 1, 2012
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Mar 31, 2012
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Nov 30, 2011
Caroline Vulgamore added a discussion to the group Old Colorado City
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Invader

When I examine the curled-up body, the softt, golden fur and bloodied front feet, I still feel upset.  Ten inches across- a tail taking up half its length, its hind feet designed for leaping, like a kangaroo in miniature.  I wish it didn't have to die.Our saga began October 4th, after my husband Harry and I returned from an eight-day trip.  Our new Prius had been parked in the garage, and when we backed out, we noticed a curious collection of objects on the floor below the engine area.  Screws,…See More
Nov 30, 2011
Bob Stephens replied to Caroline Vulgamore's discussion 'Brickwork, Tile and Terra Cotta: A Van Briggle Update. Tours on September 17th' in the group Central
"Thanks for posting this, Caroline, and for supporting part of our area's history! Good luck with the tours."
Sep 8, 2011
Caroline Vulgamore added a discussion to the group Central
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Brickwork, Tile and Terra Cotta: A Van Briggle Update. Tours on September 17th

Surviving fire, flooding and neglect, the historic Van Briggle Pottery Building now sports a new look.  Built in 1907-1908, the "Dutch farm house" nestled into the corner of Uintah Street and Glen Avenue, has belonged to Colorado College since 1968.  Its whimsical tile accents and monumental smokestacks are Colorado Springs icons.  Thanks to donations from Lee and Dolores Schlessman and to Susan Duncan, a brick wall now surrounds the area featuring limestone floral carvings, bronze plaques of…See More
Sep 3, 2011
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Have you got stories about events, issues and/or experiences in the Central area of the Springs? This is the place for you to write - and read - about your community!
Sep 3, 2011
Caroline Vulgamore liked Caroline Vulgamore's blog post Living with Sprawl
Mar 23, 2011
Katy Booth commented on Caroline Vulgamore's blog post 'Living with Sprawl'
"Very true, Caroline. Thanks for posting."
Mar 23, 2011
Caroline Vulgamore posted a blog post

Living with Sprawl

     We're driving east on Woodmen Road to St. Francis Medical Center.  Nearing Powers Boulevard, I gaze to the south, mesmerized by the array of structures clinging to the landscape.  They march for miles, a sea of rooftops, rising up and down following the countours of the land.  No trees, no scrub bushes or vegetation, no rock formations, just thousands of tightly clustered homes disappearing into the horizon.  Acres stretching to Kansas with houses on postage stamps fighting for elbow…See More
Mar 23, 2011

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Van Briggle Pottery Building Tours September 15 - The Bittersweet Story of Artus and Anne Van Briggle

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

Explore a Colorado Springs icon and walk into history.  The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College invites you to visit the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building on Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Now 104 years old, this "Dutch farmhouse" nestled into the corner of Uintah and Glen suvived fire, a flood, neglect and bankruptcy until purchased by Colorado College in 1968.

 

Artus Van Briggle arrived in Colorado Springs in 1899, a gifted artist and potter…

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Hikers Rescued from Gateway Rock - Candidates for "Darwin Award?"

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 7:38am 1 Comment

A wild apricot tree in bloom--now that doesn't happen often.  Sandwiched between Signature and North Gateway Rocks, blossoms greeted my husband Harry and me as we walked across the central Garden area.  The late morning sun illuminated Kissing Camels and chattering spring break visitors pushed strollers, herded offspring and reined in dogs, mesmerized by red monoliths and the Colorado sky.

Heading back to the entrance road, we heard sirens and watched a Colorado Springs Fire…

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Living with Sprawl

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 2:17pm 1 Comment

     We're driving east on Woodmen Road to St. Francis Medical Center.  Nearing Powers Boulevard, I gaze to the south, mesmerized by the array of structures clinging to the landscape.  They march for miles, a sea of rooftops, rising up and down following the countours of the land.  No trees, no scrub bushes or vegetation, no rock formations, just thousands of tightly clustered homes disappearing into the horizon.  Acres stretching to Kansas with houses on postage stamps fighting for elbow…

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At 10:02am on February 1, 2011, Katy Booth said…

Hi Caroline!

 

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