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Palmer Welcomes New Hall of Fame Members for 2017

Every year, practically all colleges and high schools celebrate Homecoming. There are parades and football games and the like. Palmer High School, is a bit different in that their celebration also…Continue

Started by Jay Smith Sep 17.

Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain and Wife Thank Dr. Dobson

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Started by Donna Lorrig May 16.

What is Beautification Day at Palmer?

Since 1988 Palmer High School and the CSHS/Palmer Alumni Association, has hosted the annual Beautification Day. This year it will be on Saturday, May 20th 2017 from 9am to 12pm.For the third year i…Continue

Started by Jay Smith May 15.

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Comment by lisa czelatdko on March 3, 2011 at 10:21pm
Attended the forum tonight for the restaurant association held at the fun and always good Airplane restaurant.  Lisa C was the only District 3 candidate there.  I support our business owners and I know how important tourism is for our city and especially my district 3.  www.electlisac.com
Comment by lisa czelatdko on February 26, 2011 at 10:52am
Comment by lisa czelatdko on February 25, 2011 at 9:03pm
 
I have always lived in district 3, not Denver and Manitou like my opponent has. I love my community and am not the candidate who believes "what is good for the city is good for district 3". District 3 has specific strengths and challenges a...nd needs someone who knows the neighborhoods and the issues. I have been preparing for this seat for 2 years by becoming educated and developing strong relationships with community leaders and citizens. I am the candidate who has met with experts, gone on tours, sat in meetings, read materials, participated on boards, and has consisently shown interest in City Council for years. Council is not a consolation prize because another seat couldnt be won. If you want someone with strong leadership, common sense, belief in good business practices, and is ethical, your only choice is LISA CZELATDKO.
Comment by Krisanne Young on February 25, 2011 at 5:13pm

     As John Catt has his morning coffee each day, he surveys a “To Do “list that is largely stacked full with what he has labeled, “Blue Star Stuff”. Questions circle his mind like, “What type of instrument does 11 year old Madeline from Colorado Springs want.”?, “What  color is 17 year old Andrew’s favorite color so I can get a bass guitar in that color”? and “Where can I find a purple guitar small enough for 7 year old Dezzy to be able to play”? These thoughts consume the founder of Blue Star Connection as he readied the truckload of equipment destined for Childrens at Memorial in Colorado Springs a few weeks ago.

     Blue Star Connection, a Colorado based nonprofit, makes it their priority to get musical instruments into the hands of children and young adults going through cancer treatments and facing challenges having to do with life threatening illnesses. Catt, founded Blue Star Connection in 2005, and ever since its inception works relentlessly with a handful of others to equip hospitals and home based “blue stars” with the gear and training they need. His goal is to ease their pain, if only for a few moments, and make their time in between their necessary medical treatments more bearable through music.

     John Carey, an Air Academy High School Sophomore, and a “Blue Star” himself knows the power of Blue Star first hand. In the summer of 2009, John went through a 4 month bone marrow transplant at Childrens Hospital in Denver. John was given a keyboard by Blue Star because the hospital was no place for his drum set. Learning music on his keyboard helped to get him through his long treatment. In an interview that was aired on CBS in Denver, he said in a question about what having the keyboard meant to him, “You wonder if you are ever going to get out of here or see your friends again. Music really helps you pass the time”.  K. J. Perry, another Colorado Blue Star featured in the same interview, remarked, “It makes me think freely and allows me to express myself in ways I normally can’t do.”

          On January 28th, Blue Star Connection, a nonprofit organization  descended  onto Childrens at Memorial Hospital and gifted them with a truckload of music equipment with the simple goal to enhance the lives of children and young adults facing the most difficult of times through music.  John Carey, donated his keyboard back to the program.  Blue Star is Colorado based but its arms reach far and wide throughout the United States. Since its founding, thousands of kids within 12 hospitals and 80 plus home based “Blue Stars” have been the recipients of John Catt’s efforts to make the existence for these “stars” just a little brighter.  The hospitals do not pay a dime for the instruments and training and there is no obligation from them for any type of sponsorship. In hospitals that do not employ music therapists the training is conducted by a host of music instructors that volunteer their time and expertise to this most worthy cause.  To pay for the equipment, Blue Star holds fundraisers and relies on donations from private persons and businesses.

         On Sunday, March 6th, 5 local bands and one national headlining band team together with local businesses to hold the first ever fundraiser for Blue Star Connection. Trampled Under Foot, Young Austin and NO Difference, 6035 Classic Rock, Lifetime Warranty, and We Are Not A Glum Lot will take the stage at Stargazers Theatre to raise money and assist Blue Star with its next blessing. The local bands are donating their time and their passion for the cause. John and Cindy Hooton, owners of Stargazers are donating the venue and their great staff. Blue Star, John Carey, opens up the show, wearing a contagious smile, with his band at 2pm.

          The business community is doing their part as well to make this a successful event. There will be a silent auction with all “goodies” donated from local vendors and a “ge

Comment by Theresa Null on January 28, 2011 at 5:35pm
Oratorical Scholarship Contests !
 
WHO:  Students age 19 & under as of 31 Dec 10. Males & Females compete separately. 
WHAT: Optimist Club Oratorical Contests, 4-5 min,"If I were leader of the free world, the first thing I would do is..."  
WHERE: 2 locations  
1.  Springs Community Church, 7290 Lexington Drive
2.  Old Colorado City Historical Society, 1 S 24th St. 
WHEN: Tues. Feb 15, 6PM 
WHY:  Assist youth in gaining public speaking experience and provide them with an opportunity to compete for up to $2,500 separate male & female scholarships.  Club level awards $100, $75, & $50 savings bonds for 1st, 2d & 3d places.
COST:  Free
Comment by lisa czelatdko on January 21, 2011 at 4:22pm

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Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Comment by Lenora Degen on November 5, 2010 at 9:16am
Event: Free Seminar for Senior Homeowners
Monday November 22, 2010
Empire Title Company, 5755 Mark Dabling Boulevard
Call Seniors Serving Seniors 599-7609
Comment by Barbara Rasmussen on August 13, 2010 at 10:22am
McAllister House Museum Ice Cream Social
August 28, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
It's time for the annual, old-fashioned Ice Cream Social at the McAllister House Museum! Enjoy 5-cent ice cream cones, and hotdogs for $1. There will be free face painting and games for the children. Admire the vintage cars on display and enjoy the music of the flute ensemble on the front porch. Buy a piece of vintage jewelry, or hand made soap from the Herb Society. Bring your friends an come enjoy a Victorian-style afternoon on the lawn of the museum!

Tours of the museum will be available for a small cost.
Comment by Ray Lovett on August 8, 2010 at 1:58pm
Comment by Ray Lovett on July 13, 2010 at 8:27pm
 

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