March 2012 Blog Posts (63)

Furniture Needed For Formerly Homeless Vets

Several programs in Colorado Springs help homeless veterans get off the streets and into rentals. Most of these vets have no household goods so they move into empty apartments and sleep on the floor. Furniture, lamps, small kitchen appliances, TVs, bedding,towels, pots and pans are needed. Tax receipts for charitable donations are available for tax purposes. If you can help, please call Bunny at 471-8527. For more information about these programs, see related posts by Bunny on this website,…


Added by Bunny Blaha on March 31, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

New Flag Pole at Crawford House Courtesy of Scouts and Cadets

On a sunny, breezy Saturday morning Boy Scout Troop 198  and the Mitchell High School Air Force JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) installed a new flag pole in front of Crawford House. The flag pole was donated by Scout Troop 198.

A flag-raising ceremony, attended by several dozen…


Added by Bunny Blaha on March 31, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Library Nominations Are Now Open!

Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday where I link up with…


Added by Vivian Kirkfield on March 30, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Ipads and Easter... There are how many apps for that?

Easter is just around the corner.  The newest member of our household has made quite an impact on the season.  That would be our new Apple iPad 3 with WIFI and 64 gig of memory.  We decided to go with the wifi only model because this was a bit pricey of a "toy" for us to have to decide on one…


Added by Pete Van Vuren on March 30, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments


Looking for beautiful dresses this prom season that won’t break the bank?  Come check us out at Teens With Promise and Promises Thrift Store where you can rent or purchase your dresses for a fraction of the price you would pay for a new one!

In 2005, Teens With Promise, a non-profit created to advocate for at-risk and homeless teens in the Pikes Peak Region, began a prom dress rental program to raise proceeds for its cause.  With over 1,000 dresses to choose from, anyone can…


Added by Kisha Bishop on March 30, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

So Many Men, Doing Great Things With Their Time!

It was the perfect storm: a gaggle of clever, outgoing men; gingerbread; a bicycle bell attached to a beat up metal bed pan; Olympic Athletes, the support of many worthy causes; a female Auctioneer and a man willing to give up his tie – who says chivalry is dead?

I first met them in December. During the holiday season, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado gives a gift back to the community -- a gingerbread village displayed outside Dillard’s in Chapel Hills Mall.…


Added by Sam Rush-Walton on March 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Favorite Cool Season Vegies for the Pikes Peak Region

There is no excuse this year not to have your garden beds ready for planting. The weather has been unseasonably warm and dry. We have had plenty of chances to get outside and add a bit of aged compost or cow manure, turn the soil a bit and hose in some much needed moisture. Every year folks ask us what are our favorite…


Added by Larry Stebbins on March 29, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments

SMHS Forensics Team Brings Home State Titles

With seven of St. Mary’s High School forensic team members already going to the National Forensic League’s National Tournament in June, you might think it was time for the team to take it easy. But you would be wrong. The team didn’t hold back at the Colorado High School Activities Association State Speech and Debate Competition held in Fort Collins in mid-March; they went there to win and came home with two state titles.

Seniors Cameron Hickert and Rosie Wayne won the state title in…


Added by St. Mary's High School on March 29, 2012 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Turkey Vultures Need Names!

Ellicott Wildlife Rehab Center is very excited to welcome two turkey vultures to our Wildlife Education program!  We're hoping you can help us name the new Edu Ambassadors.  We're looking for unique, appropriate, and maybe even dignified names for them.  Give us your suggestions on our Facebook…


Added by Donna Ralph on March 28, 2012 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

Carmina Burana Festival Events Announced


On Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm the most popular of all choral works, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, will receive a grand theatrical presentation featuring 11 regional organizations and 400 performers. Leading up to this historic occasion, the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and Children's Chorale, the…


Added by David Sckolnik on March 27, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Parent of a Struggling Student Seeks Help

When our daughter reached 3rd grade we were struck with the realization that we could no longer leave her education in the hands of her public school. She had not yet learned to read. The school had the desire to help but their efforts produced little results. Even one-on-one tutoring was not effective. We were stressed-out and fearful.


After the school year ended, we had to do something. We did not know where to look, who to ask, or how to get help. As parents,…


Added by Candy Gardner on March 27, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Saturday, March 31, 10 am – noon: Great Event for the Whole Family

After School University, tutoring and enrichment facility for K-12 students will be opening its doors for the whole family in collaboration with Q102.7.

KBIQ radio will be broadcasting live from After School University  (Union and Briargate)

Hands-on science and programming experiments

Giveaways and great food…


Added by After School University on March 26, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Bravo Belly Dance brings culture, rhythm and style to downtown Colorado Springs



By Jo O’Rourke


Colorado Springs’ Bravo Belly Dance students swayed their hips and shimmied their way across the downtown studio floor Sunday.

Certified Instructor Valerie Bravo, owner of Bravo Belly Dance, began dancing 14 years ago after seeing a Renaissance Fair performance. She said she eventually gravitated from traditional belly dancing to American Tribal Style because it better…


Added by Jo O'Rourke on March 24, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

NAZ Music Day Camp June 4-9, 2012

The fourth annual NAZ Music Day Camp will be held the week of June 4-9, 2012 on the beautiful campus of the Nazarene Bible College Campus.…


Added by Bill Callen's New Horizons Band on March 23, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Bill Callen's Pikes Peak New Horizons Band Spring Concert 4 14 2012


Saturday, April 14, 2012, 2 P M, free and open to the public.


We hope you will mark your calendar and come to the annual Spring Concert put on by…


Added by Bill Callen's New Horizons Band on March 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Six Tips for Reducing Tax-Time Stress

Tax preparation doesn't need to give you a headache. There are several ways to make it easier on yourself.

The IRS offers six tips to help make your tax-filing experience a breeze this year.

1. Don’t procrastinate — Resist the temptation to put off your taxes until the very last minute. Rushing to meet the filing deadline may cause you to overlook potential sources of tax savings and will likely increase your risk of making an error.

2. Visit the IRS website. More than…


Added by Karen Connelly on March 23, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Youth Symphony, Pirates, Thieves, and other Brigands plan a musical attack on Pikes Peak Center


Batten down the hatches; run back to the castle; prepare to meet the Mustafa... Thieves of Note is coming to the Pikes Peak Center on Sun., May 6 at 6 pm! The Youth Symphony Orchestra has already been captured by Carmina Burana…


Added by David Sckolnik on March 23, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

St. John Neumann Partners with St. Mary’s High School

A partnership is in the works; a partnership that would allow Pueblo Catholic school students to continue their Catholic education in high school. St. John Neumann Catholic School in Pueblo has chosen to be a feeder school for St. Mary’s High School in Colorado   Springs.

 “St. Mary’s offers high quality, full service Catholic education,” said Michael Salardino, a member of St. John Neumann’s board of directors. “With the programs that St. Mary’s offers—including athletics, drama, and…


Added by St. Mary's High School on March 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Joe Uveges/Black Rose Acoustic Society fundraiser concert, Friday March 30



Joe Uveges and members of the Black Rose Acoustic Society will perform a fundraising concert at the…


Added by Colorado Springs Senior Center on March 22, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments

2012 MSBL Tryouts/Draft Day 1 April

The 2012 Mens Senior Baseball League(MSBL) of Southern Colorado will be holding tryouts on Sunday, 1 April 2012 at the St. Marys Grace Center at 1:00. The Grace Center is located at 1655 Pirate Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. The Grace Center is across the street from Portal Park. If driving to The Grace Center take…


Added by Bud Maison on March 21, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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