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Colorado College Brings 19 Authors to Town in Free Visiting Writers Series

Colorado College will present 19 writers and poets in the upcoming 2014-15 Visiting Writers Series, including Hampton Sides, CC’s newly appointed journalist-in-residence and author of the recently published “In the Kingdom of Ice,” Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning novel “Let The Great World Spin,” and Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize nominee.

The Visiting Writers Series, which has brought more than 200 authors to campus since its…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on September 17, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

C.S. Osteopathic Foundation Celebrates 30th Birthday

Recently the C.S. Osteopathic Foundation turned 30 years young and what an influence this unique organization has had in our community!  During its tenure as a charitable nonprofit organization, CSOF had the following impact in our region:

provided more than $10 million in primary care services for uninsured and underinsured members of our community and graduated 61 family practice physicians, 2 sports medicine fellows and 4 geriatric fellows of which 16 currently practice medicine in…

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Added by Doris L. Ralston on September 12, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Greccio Cooking Class Cultivates Culinary Skills and Community

Do you know how to make a meal on less than $5?  What do you do when you’ve been handed a bag of groceries and don’t know how to cook or have any recipes?  There’s more to making a meal than just heating a can of beans. 

Greccio Housing recently finished a $343,000 renovation at Plaza on Platte Apartments that included the addition of individual kitchen areas in the efficiency units.  This property was a former hotel and units had no kitchens and were only equipped with…

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Added by Kelly Jackson on September 12, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Notre Dame Conference Helps SMHS Teachers Bridge Gap Between Religion, Science

Popular belief in America holds that religion and science don’t mix. The University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s High Schools believe differently, and this summer the university sought to bridge these subjects through an interdisciplinary studies training conference. Three teachers from St. Mary’s High School—theology teacher Tena Jelinek and science teachers Suzanne Tibbits and Rebecca Keith—were part of this pilot program, and came away with new ideas and plans.



Tibbits…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on September 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Cats Saved My Life – A Story of Feline Heroism

Glenn Russell always knew he was a “cat person,” but never knew his beloved cats would eventually save his life. One fateful day in 2007, Glenn felt a sharp pain in his chest. “I fell to the ground, and my two cats immediately ran to me and began licking my face,” said Glenn, Colorado resident for over 65 years. “Smoky and Midnight knew there was something wrong. Midnight ran to the door, meowing, which got the attention of the maintenance manager, Manuel, while Smoky stayed by my…

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Added by Maren Williams on September 11, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

My Cats Saved My Life – A Story of Feline Heroism

Glenn Russell always knew he was a “cat person,” but never knew his beloved cats would eventually save his life. One fateful day in 2007, Glenn felt a sharp pain in his chest. “I fell to the ground, and my two cats immediately ran to me and began licking my face,” said Glenn, Colorado resident for…

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Added by Maren Williams on September 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

42nd Anniversary Celebration

         Gazette Side Streets Columnist, Bill Vogrin, presented an interesting program about his career as a reporter and columnist at the September 10 meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter.  He affirmed his interest in championing issues important to ordinary citizens in the community.  He also discussed numerous questions from the floor regarding the evolution of the newspaper industry in the electronic age.  

         The 42rd Anniversary of the founding of Chapter…

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Added by Stan Beckner on September 10, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Genesis Medspa launches the first “Cancer Care” Skincare Program in Colorado Springs, CO

Genesis Medspa is proud to announce the launch of the “Cancer Care Program”. The cancer care program will focus on the health and wellness of the skin of those women and men going undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Genesis Medspa is partnering with IS Innovative Skincare to offer “The…
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Added by Michele Pribble on September 10, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

A Different Drum © Reading Program seeks volunteer tutors. A Different Drum©  is extraordinary reading instruction that is student-centered, confidence building and focused on success. Prospective tu…

A Different Drum © Reading Program seeks volunteer tutors. A Different Drum©  is extraordinary reading instruction that is student-centered, confidence building and focused on success.

Prospective tutors must complete training and a background check prior to working with adults with unique learning abilities. A 12 month commitment is required.

No experience is necessary. For more information, please contact Amy Abourezk at 719-357-0381 or…

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Added by Cindy Powell on September 10, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

OFFICE FURNITURE DONATIONS APPRECIATED (TAX DEDUCTIBLE)!

Canon City nonprofit program serving people with disabilities is in need of tax deductible donations of office furniture in good condition.

Please contact:

Linda Brennenstuhl

Cell phone 719-360-2170

Added by Cindy Powell on September 10, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

CHAIR DONATIONS APPRECIATED (TAX DEDUCTIBLE)!

Denver metro nonprofit program serving people with disabilities are in need of tax deductible donations of 30-40 sturdy chairs in good condition. Please contact:

Carol Lampe’- Van Ness

Cell phone 720-937-0454

Added by Cindy Powell on September 10, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Thank you from Springs Rescue Mission to Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs

Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs Donates $3,800.00 to

 Springs Rescue Mission

 

Colorado Springs, Colo. – September 9, 2014 - Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs, a cosmetology school, is pleased to announce it has donated $3,800 to The Springs Rescue Mission. Over the past 11 years the international network of Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools is proud to have raised and donated over $13.3…

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Added by Josh Steinfeld on September 9, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Boys Nation Helps Shape Future for SMHS Senior

Since eighth grade, St. Mary’s High School senior Matt Heery has been focused on one goal—attending a service academy for college, and a lot of his decisions have been made with that goal in mind. But after spending time at both American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation over the summer, Heery found that his focus for the future had changed.



When Heery applied to attend American Legion Boys State between his junior and senior years, he did so thinking it would look great on his…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on September 9, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chasing A Gold Medal: An Educational Bonanza for Two Springs Youth

Two District 20 students, Allison and Ashley Van Milligan, recently returned home after competing at the World Space Modeling Championships in Kaspichan, Bulgaria. While they competed for medals for Team USA in the rocketry competition, the girls came back with an even greater reward: an educational experience to last a…

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Added by Jeff Lane on September 8, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Back to School Stress – How Pet Owners Can Manage

It’s back to school time, and for many families, it’s an exciting (and sometimes hectic) time of year. Routines are changing, and days are being adjusted to accommodate new classes, homework, and teaching schedules. However, especially for our furry friends, back to school might be more stressful than…

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Added by Maren Williams on September 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Discover Goodwill Art and Farmers Market Offers Handmade and Garden-Grown Goods Ripe for the Picking

On Friday, September 19, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will be hosting an Art and Farmers Market featuring a variety of handmade goodies, garden produce, arts and crafts, and much more—organized and hosted by Discover Goodwill’s Possibilities program serving individuals with disabilities. The general public is invited to join Discover Goodwill and neighboring businesses and vendors for a half-day of good fun, tasty food and great buys on a wide…

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Added by Bradd Hafer on September 5, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

Colorado College Welcomes 12 Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Colorado College is pleased to welcome 12 new tenure-track faculty members, including three who are current faculty moving into tenure-track positions. This diverse and talented group represents all disciplines – humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences:

 

Rebecca Barnes, Environmental Program

Barnes…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on September 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Van Briggle Tours: September 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

   Visitors are in for a rare treat as the Van Briggle Pottery on the Colorado College campus opens for a one-day-only tour on Saturday, September 20th.  Located off Uintah at 1125 Glen Avenue, the historic building offers a wealth of architectural details with tile and stone accents amid the bittersweet story of famed artist Artus Van Briggle and his wife, Anne.

   This year's tour promises to be in-depth as visitors learn the history of the 1908 pottery--now a historic site--the…

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Added by Caroline Vulgamore on September 4, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

SMHS Engineering Students Attend First Summer UCCS STEM Academy

Three St. Mary’s High School students got a jump on learning about engineering over the summer when they attended the courses at the first UCCS STEM Academy, sponsored by Northrop Grumman. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.



Junior Grady Gosselin attended both the robotics and rocketry track at UCCS. The idea behind the robotics course was to understand how we are using robots more in daily life.



“Technically our iPhones are robots because…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on September 4, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Night of Excellence with the BBB on October 2, 2014 from 5-845PM

Join your BBB of Southern Colorado for a Night of Excellence. Help us celebrate those in the community who have exceeded expectations and who have performed above and beyond the call of duty! We will be recognizing excellence in Ethics, Customer Service and Education. Don't miss the biggest event of the year.

 

This year’s headlining act ois Brian McKim Semifinalist on Season 7 of the NBC hit show "Last Comic Standing" with appearances on the late-night CBS television series…

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Added by Josh Steinfeld on September 3, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

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