January 2012 Blog Posts (78)

Temple Beit Torah Thanks Saint Patrick's Catholic Church

On February 17, 2012, Temple Beit Torah will hold a special evening shabbat service to thank the members of Saint Patrick's Church for their support of temple community activities over the past year.  Saint Patrick's graciously allowed our temple to use church spaces to host families participating in the Interfaith Hospitality Network and the annual wine tasting fundraiser.  In return members of Temple Beit Torah assisted Saint Patrick;s with assembling holiday baskets for those in need this…

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Added by Laura Gross on January 31, 2012 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

12 x 12 in 2012 Picture Book Writing Challenge

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on January 30, 2012 at 11:02pm — No Comments

The Corner Mechanic Car Care Tip of the Week

Tales from the Dark Side

Our cars need some tender loving care, especially when it comes to engine oil.  Engine oil is the lifeblood of your car, and when it is not replenished or replaced,…

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Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on January 30, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

HOORAY FOR HABITAT- Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students



Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Location: 825 S. Hancock Ave.

Age: 16 and up, preregistration is required



There’s no experience required. The only thing that you need to bring is a positive attitude and a…

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Added by After School University on January 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Canyon Winds Winter Band Concert

The Canyon Winds Band, under the direction of Maestro Doug Downey, will be holding its Winter Concert on the evening of Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7PM at Temple Beit Torah, 522 East Madison Street. The program will consist of a variety of musical selections, including marches, Broadway show tunes, classical melodies, and a surprise or two. The Canyon Winds Clarinet Ensemble will also be performing. Admission is free, but cash donations are always greatly appreciated. Attendees are…

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Added by Dr. Sidney D. Rubinow on January 30, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Eric Gauck, El Paso Youth places second at 2012 National Western 4-H /FFA Roundup

Denver, Colorado – More than 1,000 youth from more than 30 states along with Alberta, Canada attended the Western National Roundup January 5-8, 2012 in Denver, CO. The Conference, now in its 92nd year, is held annually in early January, coinciding with the National Western Stock Show.…

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Added by Kelly Gauck on January 29, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

8th Street Alano...Painting the Town!

Paint the Town had the awesome opportunity to paint & dance with 8th Street Alano Drug and Rehab.  8th Street Alano is a local non-profit.  Their mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the alcoholic/addict and their families to find recovery.  They are a 15-year-old grassroots organization run and overseen by recovering alcoholics and addicts. …

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Added by Bev Selby on January 29, 2012 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

Taking Adventure to New Levels with the Colorado Springs Senior Center

As hand signals were explained and dogs howled, excited glances passed between them. “Yes, each of you will get to drive,” explained Mandy Powers, dog sledding guide for the day. As Powers, a guide for Good Times Adventures company just north of Breckenridge introduced each dog in turn, she gave a running lesson in dog sledding jargon and teamwork. So began another adventure for a group of 28 day trippers from the Colorado Springs Senior Center.

Under blue skies and soft breezes, each…

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Added by Colorado Springs Senior Center on January 27, 2012 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

SKSF Adults Making a Difference in Our Community

 

Did you know that one in every five Americans is affected by a disability that impacts vision, hearing, mobility, mental development or ability to learn? This translates into 54 million people striving to gain greater independence within their communities.*

 

Engaging individuals we serve in…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on January 27, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Vanguard Senior Shaves Head for Cause

It was over one year ago that then Vanguard Junior, Nate Lane, endeavored to make a difference while doing the unthinkable. Nate announced that he would shave his several inches of curls if his peers raised $500 for Saint Baldrick's, a charity organization committed to finding cures for childhood cancer. Goal achieved! The Vanguard students came together to raise over $500 last year. (Click here to see the video of…

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Added by Janet Dinnen on January 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

sevenly.org Just Rocking The World!

 I'm Bev Selby and I'm an ambassador for Sevenly.  Sevenly designs a limited edition tee representing a selected cause or charity, that will be featured at www.sevenly.org for 7 days. Best part? $7 from every sale will go directly to the selected cause or charity! 

Sevenly.org has gone viral!  If you are on facebook, then you have seen…

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Added by Bev Selby on January 26, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Following in the Footsteps of Steve Jobs

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on January 26, 2012 at 12:52am — No Comments

Retired Colonel Mark Hustedt to Speak at February's Springs Masterminds Business Group

The Springs Masterminds Group, a business networking meeting, is proud to announce that Retired Air Force Colonel Mark Hustedt with the Employer Outreach Program of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) will be the special guest presenter at the February 2nd networking meeting.

The Springs Masterminds Group's networking meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30am-9:00am. The February meeting will be held at the Aspen Pointe Cafeteria in the…

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Added by Seiko Tran on January 25, 2012 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Newlyweds' dance photo wins Glass Slipper Ball contest

To help celebrate the sixth annual Glass Slipper Ball, Fresh•Ink held a photo contest, with two tickets to the gala fundraiser being the prize for the winning submission.



Sarah Porter submitted the winning photo of her and her husband dancing at The Broadmoor hotel, where they spent their wedding night.



“I waited and waited and wondered if I was ever going to meet my Prince Charming. But last year I met the most amazing, kind and loving man in the world and on New Year’s…

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Added by Pula Davis on January 25, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

Buffalo Chicken Dip: Keep the Sauce on the Chicken and Off the Remote

The teams have been decided, the Giants and Patriots will square off in the big game February 5, but the food is still up for debate. Whether you are intent on the game or prefer to invite folks over to enjoy the…

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Added by Judy Purcell on January 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Helpful Tips to Health You Lose Weight This Year and Keep it Off

This year is off to a great start, January is almost behind us and I hope that many of you that have chosen to become healthier are still sticking to your plan.  It's always easy at the beginning but as time goes by it's easier to put off exercising or parties start coming up like Super Bowl Sunday which makes it easy to blow healthy eating.  Remember don't get stressed out, a saying I've  heard is to always "fail forward"  don't feel that just because you might have missed a few days…

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Added by Victoria McCullough on January 24, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Food Desert? At the foot of Pikes Peak?

 

At Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, we serve people in need by providing food through our agencies and mobile food pantries, and making nutritious food available to all.  Serving those in need, not just delivering a box of food, is about changing where and how they find food.

 

Not many people choose to live in a desert; they are desolate places where you work hard to survive.  Healthy, affordable food is difficult to find in a food…

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Added by Donna Ross on January 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Hope for Living

Second Wind Fund of El Paso and Teller Counties, Your Kids, Your Community

 

In February 2010 the Second Wind Fund of El Paso and Teller Counties (SWFETC) came to the area. SWFETC’s mission is to decrease the incidence of teen suicide nationally by removing financial and social barriers to treatment for at-risk youth.

 

Is there a need for a nonprofit like this in our community?

 

Yes!  According to the 2010 Quality of Life…

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Added by Constance Gelvin on January 24, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

January 28 - Educating Children of Color Summit

If you do not have any plans for this coming weekend, there is a great event happening at University of Colorado Colorado Springs - YES I CAN Summit in collaboration with Educating Children of Color.

The Educating Children of Color Summit - "Yes, I Can"

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs…

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Added by After School University on January 23, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments

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