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The Independence Center Honored

The Independence Center Honored

The Independence Center received a Collaborative Partner Award from the Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities, the largest and longest-standing locally managed pooled trust in Colorado. The Independence Center donated $15,000 to the Fund to build capacity and continued collaboration in the area. The Representative Payee Program supports…

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Added by The Independence Center on March 27, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

THIRD ANNUAL COLORADO FARM TO FORK CULINARY COMPETITION

2014 Farm to Fork Culinary Competition Winners:

  • Best All Around - Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Team (Senator Mary Hodge, Chef Klaus Krebs, Ben Rainbolt with Rocky Mountain Farmers Union - featuring Colorado bison)
  • First Place - Colorado Pork Producers Team (Senator Gail Schwartz, Chef Rhett Montague, Lauren Deever, Colorado Pork…
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Added by Colorado Egg Producers Assoc. on March 26, 2014 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Michelle Obama learns Tai Chi in Chengdu

Watch this Video of Michelle Obama in China learning Tai Chi

To learn Tai Chi, Qigong or Kung Fu in Colorado Springs visit the Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs  Downtown in the Trestle Building, conveniently located in the heart of the city.  …

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Added by Julie Paler on March 26, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

Tai Chi Benefits Brain Function

Scientist from the University of South Florida teamed up with Chinese researchers to study the effects of Tai Chi on the brain. They split 120 senior residents into four groups: one group practiced Tai Chi, one group walked, another increased their social interaction, and the last…

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Added by Julie Paler on March 21, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Tai Chi Push Hands

Tai Chi Push Hands also known as sensing hands as taught by the Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs

PUSH HANDS (Sensing Hands)

Tai Chi Push Hands (also known as Sensing Hands) involves the practice and exchange of the 8 Jins (energies) with a partner.  It is a great way to integrate all of the principles you learn in…

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Added by Julie Paler on March 20, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

Tai Chi for Cardiac Rehabilitation

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http://youtu.be/MsbhtTwe5Kc

Scientists at Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center followed 100 cases who have systolic heart failure and put them into two random groups of 50. One group took part in a 3 month Tai Chi exercise program, and the other group received 3 months of education sessions.

Both groups attended their…

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Added by Julie Paler on March 12, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

SPEAKING OF . . . ORATORICAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY ACADEMY OPTIMIST CLUB

Local students met the challenge of public speaking on Tuesday, February 25 as they competed in the Academy Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest at the Rockrimmon Library.  Megan Cho, a student at Rampart High School, Academy School District 20, achieved First place on the topic, “How My Passions Impact the World.”  Second place went to Elĺe-Anna Hirschorn; and Third to Cheyenne Hirschorn; both are students at the Colorado School for…

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Added by Deb Harney on February 27, 2014 at 1:36am — No Comments

Dominate Colorado Wrestling Club: Open City Wide!

Dominate Colorado Wrestling Club is going to be running from April to September for any and all kids 10 and up.  This is an off-season wrestling club that focuses on developing wrestlers into champions.  We emphasize solid technique, character building and a strong work ethic. We will also be bringing in college/olympic level coaches to give the kids exposure to high level wrestling.  Below you can find more information.

When:   Mondays…

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Added by Nate Hill on February 26, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Beyond PTSD: Student-Faculty Research Leads to Book

When two professors and 10 Colorado College students went to Fort Carson to interview soldiers back from a second hard tour in Iraq in 2008, they focused on how stigma tied to unseen wounds such as PTSD might be preventing soldiers from seeking help. When it turned out that numerous soldiers from the same…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on January 29, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

STOP Living Paycheck To Paycheck in 2014!

different industries

As you may have heard, there is a huge movement of people who are leaving many different industries, including doctors, lawyers and corporate types, in favor of the marketing industry. Why? They see the options that exist today into the future are more abundant than ever!…

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Added by Ray Lovett on January 1, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Christmas angels fulfill wishes to low income families

Many hard working low-income families, struggling just to put food on the table, find this time of year difficult.  Finding the extra money to afford gifts for their children is a struggle.  Thanks to local businessman, Michael Morrow of Summit Financial Network, for being the “glue” by connecting SKSF to the GRASP…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on December 23, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

The Puck Stops Here: Accessible Sled Hockey

The Puck Stops Here: Accessible Sled Hockey

The IC’s own Lisa Harrison-Hall participates in sled hockey. What is sled hockey, you ask? Sled hockey is an alternative sport that uses the rules of hockey. Players use the same equipment as in "stand-up" hockey with the exception of the skates.  Instead, they use a sled…

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Added by The Independence Center on December 19, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Simple living, simply fun at Girl Scout summer camp

Homesteading skills summer camps open registration in January

It might be the dead of winter, but parents are already trying to map out their busy family schedules, so it is time to think camp!

Starting Jan. 22, registration for summer camp…

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Added by Girl Scouts of Colorado on December 17, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

No Problem!

So you were not able to attend the Lovett Enterprises Grand Opening? No Problem! You can still benefit; even those that don't live in the Colorado Springs area!…

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Added by Ray Lovett on December 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Springs entrepreneurs find value in Bennet’s crowdfunding forum

Fighting temps that dipped into the negative teens in some parts of El Paso County, nearly a dozen Colorado Springs entrepreneurs, startup execs, and small business owners ventured downtown earlier this month to learn a little more about crowdfunding at a forum sponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.

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Added by Kristin Lynch on December 12, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

PRO FOOTBALL CAMP OFFERS MORE THAN 100 SCHOLARSHIPS THANKS TO GENEROUS DONATIONS

One of the pillars of the Pro Football Camp organization is that any kid, no matter social economic level, can attend the camp.  On December 10th, Pro Football Camp received more than $5,300 in donations through Colorado Gives Day that will fund scholarships for kids to attend camp.   Additionally, FirstBank had an incentive fund for all non-profits who received more than 30 donations.  Pro Football Camp anticipates receiving an additional donation from FirstBank’s Colorado Gives…

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Added by Teddi Domann on December 11, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

City for What Kind of Champions?

The Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal in front of the Colorado Economic Development Commission this month represents a mix of intentions – some highly questionable - gone terribly awry. In spite of an embarrassingly desperate spin campaign by the Mayor and the daily…

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Added by Dave Gardner on December 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Colorado College's Justin Weis Recognized

Justin Weis, associate director of residential life and housing at Colorado College, has been awarded the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional for the region by the Association of Intermountain Housing Officers (AIMHO).

The award is presented every year to a housing professional who currently is working in an…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on November 26, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

CC Professor Marion Hourdequin Argues for 'Multi-Layered Ecological Restoration'

 

The Dirt, an online blog of the American Society of Landscape Architects, recently covered a symposium that Colorado College Associate Philosophy Professor Marion Hourdequin helped organize at the Society for Ecological Restoration’s meeting last month in Madison, Wis.



The symposium focused on “Restoration: Another Layer of History” and explored questions of ecological…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on November 26, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Give Where You Live

Are you looking for ways to support the disability community?

Here at The Independence Center, we work towards ensuring people with disabilities have the same rights, access and opportunities as do others in the community who are living without a disability. Our mission is to work with…

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Added by The Independence Center on November 21, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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