February 2008 Blog Posts (9)

My First Practice Wedding

My friend and fellow Curves member, Debbie Shellenberger, and I took Advanced Cake Decorating classes at Creative Cakes in December. Due to the holidays, we were unable to complete our practice wedding cakes, but teacher Carol Hildebrand offered to critique our practice cakes after the holidays when our schedules slowed down.

Debbie and I were finally able to coordinate our schedules this past Tuesday to get this project done, and what a learning experience it was!

My… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 29, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Career Day at Wasson High School

Wasson High School hosted a Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, where approximately 40 professionals/companies provided information about job and volunteer opportunities.

The careers represented were: military (Army, Navy, United States Air Force and Marines), hairdresser (Toni & Guy Academy), photographer (Photography by Suzanne), chef/caterer/baker (Paragon Culinary School, Creative Cakes by Carol), dancer (Attitudes Dance Center), food service (Wendy's restaurants),… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 28, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Extreme Makeover Kicks Off at Radiant Church

Radiant Church is in the process of remodeling--the Extreme Makeover kind!

Extreme Makeover - Church Edition kicked off in January at Radiant, where many church goers are volunteering with a company called Premier Concepts to paint murals, build new rooms, and lay new carpet.

My husband and I signed up to volunteer, so I should know more details soon so I'll keep you posted.

I'll be posting an album in my photos soon, so please stay tuned!

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 25, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

52 Degrees or 52 Inches?

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The forecast for Saturday, February 23, 2008 called for a high temperature of 52 degrees, but until 10 a.m., it seemed like we might get 52 inches of snow at Challenger Middle School during the Cheyenne Mountain TARC attempted certification flight at the regular COSROCS monthly launch. After all, it is Colorado Springs.

"Why do we have to… Continue

Added by Jeff Lane on February 24, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Walter, Gate Us to 750 Feet

Two Stargate members work on the electrical system that will ignite the rocket motor.

Provided by: Brandango.us

The Red Button has been pushed many times and one of the Cheyenne Mountain Team America Rocketry Challenge teams (TARC) is ready to do an official certification flight. It's a unique opportunity for the community to join Colorado Springs Rocket Society on Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to watch a team apply… Continue

Added by Jeff Lane on February 21, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Pancakes Lesson in Generosity

February 12, 2008, was "Free Pancakes Day" at International House of Pancakes restaurants to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Being the pancake lover that he is, I asked my husband, Greg, if he wanted to go -- of course he jumped at the chance.

After we arrived at the IHOP on Chelton and Platte, I patiently waited inside and read a Shriners pamphlet while my husband finished up a cell phone call outside. A little girl approached the Shriners man to ask him some questions… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 13, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

"Sorry, Officer! It was a False Alarm"

I live in Lexington Village, the infamous neighborhood of townhomes at Chelton and Astrozon where a hostage situation took place in November 2005, along with a murder across the street at Whazzup Tavern right after Thanksgiving. Not the safest place in Colorado Springs, but as a single mother of three, it was all I could afford back in 2002 when I went house-shopping.

One summer afternoon, my neighbor Jo and I were chatting in the common courtyard. She had her dog, Teddy, an Irish… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 8, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Rule Breakers Out & About

The first story I posted at YourHub was about litterbugs at America the Beautiful Park. Anyone who knows me, knows that I can't stand litterbugs!

Some time later, I "sounded off" about traffic law breakers -- running red lights, failure to yield, etc. Anyone who knows me, knows I can't stand traffic law breakers.

Now I have another beef to grill up!

I went to Prospect Lake at Memorial Park this weekend, and noticed new signs as we were pulling into the parking… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 4, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

YourHub Kicks Off Writers Groups

On Jan. 30, 2008, the Gazette hosted a meeting for YourHub citizen journalists to encourage us to kick off our own writers' groups throughout Colorado Springs!

YourHub editor, Tim Bergsten, was there to remind us that "YourHub really is YOURS." We can use it any way we like to solve issues with our neighbors, brag about our kids' achievements, voice our concerns about happenings in our neighborhoods, etc. The sky is the limit! Having unlimited Web space helps.

YourHub… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on February 4, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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