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Indian Mascots vs Common Sense...

I have been reading various articles/stories in the last month or 2 that really get my goat...

I have seen where in some places, in order for a school to have/keep a mascot depicting an Indian in some way or another, they have to have a letter from an Indian tribe give their 'blessing' as it were, to use it...…

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Added by Jay Smith on April 23, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Randall Wallace Will Be Speaking At Leadercast 2014

Famous Screenwriter, director, producer and songwriter, Randall Wallace will be speaking at Leadercast this year. Some movies you might have seen by Wallace include Braveheart & Secretariat. Come listen to how his leadership experiences have helped him through the entertainment industry, and how…

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Added by Teddi Domann on April 22, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

PHENIX THERAPIES CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT HAS GIVEN MORE THAN 500 SCHOLOARSHIPS TO UNDERSERVED YOUTH

For the past 8 years, the Pro Football Camp and NFL players have created an amazing experience for the youth of the Colorado Springs area.  “The main reasons we have been so successful is because of the PHENIX Therapies Charity Golf Tournament that takes place each year,” stated Craig…

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Added by Teddi Domann on April 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Greccio Promotes World Book Night

Today’s statistics show that children living at or below the poverty level, have lower than average reading skills which leads to poor grades in school and lower overall life success. Greccio Housing will be joining in on the international phenomenon of World Book Night providing an opportunity for Greccio Kids to stop by for a fun evening promoting reading. Creating a unique environment for Greccio Kids to become more interested in reading, helps open doors that expand knowledge, improve…

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Added by Kelly Jackson on April 21, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Getting to Know Doris Donley

Getting to Know Doris Donley

Sled hockey has been a fixture with The Independence Center recently and can be seen in various IC materials like television commercials and the newsletter.  However, we’d like to focus on the person behind the team. Doris Donley, Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association (CSAHA) VP Disabled Hockey, plays a huge role in the sled hockey team, and has been a resource and friend to The…

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Added by The Independence Center on April 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Please come to our Volunteer Information Brunch!

Interested in Volunteering with Special Kids Special Families?

 

Earn appreciation and a smile while reading a book, playing a game, or working on a craft project with a child or adult with a disability.  Meet new people and make new friends while assisting us…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on April 21, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

St. Mary's Seniors Present PongSat Findings to NSSTI Board

Sending a science experiment to the edge of space is a unique assignment for a high school student. And that experience has led to more unique experiences for two St. Mary’s High School students.



Seniors Sarah Kraus and Miranda Schene were two of 25 SMHS students who participated in the Pong Sat program in October, which involves placing a small experiment in a ping pong ball that has been cut in half. Kraus put red blood cells in an isotonic solution in her Pong Sat. Schene’s…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on April 19, 2014 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Most Misunderstood Civic Booster Will Talk on Earth Day

Who IS This Guy? And Why Doesn’t He Want Our City to Grow and Prosper?

Filmmaker Dave Gardner has been a highly visible figure in Colorado Springs for over a decade, yet to many he remains a mystery. Perhaps you’ve read his op-eds in the Gazette or the…

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Added by Dave Gardner on April 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

North Cheyenne Cañon Park seeking volunteers

Volunteering opens up a world of outdoors

Have you thought about volunteering at North Cheyenne Cañon Park, the city’s second largest park with 1,276 acres of natural beauty? Perhaps you wonder if this is right for you. Take this simple test to find out:…

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Added by Bob Stovall on April 17, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Colorado Springs teens earn Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting

Delaney Keeler, The Vanguard School, and Eliana Wackerman, Saint Mary's High School, who are both from Colorado Springs, are receiving the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. These young women have demonstrated exceptional commitment to taking action to make the world a better place through their community service. The accomplishments of Gold Award recipients reflect extraordinary leadership and citizenship skills that mark them as valuable contributors to…

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Added by Girl Scouts of Colorado on April 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

LEAP applications accepted through April 30

Colorado residents behind on home heating bills still have time to apply for help. The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) encourages Coloradans in need of financial assistance with home heating bills to take advantage of the program and apply for LEAP benefits before the April 30, 2014 deadline.



LEAP is a federally funded program that provides cash assistance to help families and individuals pay a portion of winter home heating costs. The program pays the highest benefits…

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Added by LEAP on April 16, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

Easter Services at Saint Bonaventure Liberal Catholic Church Mission

Looking for Easter services?

Looking for a fresh approach to Church?

Join us for Holy Week at Saint Bonaventure Liberal Catholic Church Mission!



Our Holy Week service is:



Wednesday in Holy Week:

Tenebrae Service 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday:

Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.

Tenebrae Service 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday: veneration 6:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 6:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.



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Added by Father Ian Carman on April 16, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments

Tax deductible donations needed for wheelchair accessible van repairs

Very sweet 32 year old woman with severe cerebral palsy must be transported in a 1996 Chevy van that requires a rebuilt engine and possibly other repairs. Donated parts/labor from qualified mechanic(s) or cash donations would be sincerely appreciated. Please contact Erin Krause at 719-477-9972 ext. 12. 

Added by Cindy Powell on April 15, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

WE ARE SAFE PASSAGE, AND WE WANT TO INSPIRE OUR COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND AND ASSIST CHILDREN WHO ARE ABUSED IN EL PASO & TELLER COUNTIES

Colorado Springs, Colo. – APRIL, 2014 – It is true, close to 900 abused children are brought to Safe Passage every year – yes every year and the number continues to grow. These children are…

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Added by Josh Steinfeld on April 15, 2014 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Office furniture tables/chairs donations sought in Colorado Springs, CO

Carmel Community Living Corporation’s nonprofit ACESO Foundation would sincerely appreciate in kind donations of tables/chairs in good condition. Charitable donations will be used for providing individual instruction and therapy to children and adults with disabilities, and also for group trainings. A tax deductible donation letter can be provided to donors upon request. Please contact Linda Brennenstuhl at 719-360-2170.

Added by Cindy Powell on April 15, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Optimist International Communication Contest Winners Advance to CO/WY District

The Optimist International Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), sponsored by the Academy Optimist Club of Colorado Springs, was held at Cañon School in District 12 on Friday, April 14. This year’s topic is “How My Passions Impact the World.”  Results are:  First place, Meghan Elliott, 7th Grade, Cheyenne Mountain JHS, District…

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Added by Deb Harney on April 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Colorado Springs Downs Syndrome Association Teen Group Paints the Town!

Saturday morning Paint the Town was filled…

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Added by Bev Selby on April 12, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

El Paso County, CO, 4-H Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Team -- Going to the National Finals on May 10, 2014 held at The Great Meadow in The Plains, VA!

May 10, 2014 is the date set for the top 100 qualification winners to compete at the world's largest rocket contest.  The El Paso County 4-H TARC Team is the only 4-H TARC team in the state of Colorado; they are in their fourth year of competition. Having won the…

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Added by Deanna Mann on April 11, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

The Maine Event: Visions of Coastal Maine through the eyes of eight Colorado Springs artists

The Maine Event

Visions of Coastal Maine through the eyes of eight Colorado Springs artists

Art Show Opening Date and Time: First Friday, May 2, 5 – 8 pm

Show Runs: May 2 – 30, 2014…

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Added by Karen Storm on April 10, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

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