April 2012 Blog Posts (76)

PPJPC goes 'LOCOS'

LOCAL NEWS

J&P to launch Local Exchange Trading System

Sometimes referred to as "barter," a Local Exchange Trading System helps unlock the true wealth of community without the limitations of money. Let's trade! Each member of the…

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Added by Steve Saint on April 30, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

The Corner Mechanic Car Care Tip of the Week

Your Service Advisor:  Request and Expect Great Service!



What is a Service Advisor? He or she is the first person you meet…

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Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on April 30, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Start Planning Now for Next Year's Tax Return

The tax deadline may have just passed but planning for next year can start now. The IRS reminds taxpayers that being organized and planning ahead can save time, money and headaches in 2013.

Here are eight things you can do now to make next April 15 easier.

1. Adjust your withholding — Why wait another year for a big refund? Now is a good time to review your withholding and make adjustments for next year, especially if you'd prefer more money in each paycheck this year. If you…

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Added by Karen Connelly on April 30, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

Timely Transformations Summer Workshop Series

May Brown Bag Series: Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Overview

Learn what it takes to reduce your home’s DOM (Days On Market) by preparing your home to be “Wrapped and Ready to Sell”, BEFORE it’s ever listed. “You only get ONE chance to make a FIRST impression!”

Wednesday, May…

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Added by Laura on April 30, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

It Is Not Summer Until You Bite Into Your First Tomato! By Larry Stebbins, Director, Pikes Peak Urban Gardens

America’s favorite garden vegetable is the tomato. Botanically speaking it is a fruit and up until the late 1800’s it was classified as such to avoid taxation. Then the Supreme Court ruled that it was a vegetable and should be taxed as such. Anyway you slice it, tomatoes are delicious but challenging to grow. Novice and experienced gardeners can be rewarded with a bountiful harvest of these global beauties if a few details are considered.

If your space is small it is recommended that…

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Added by Larry Stebbins on April 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

29th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show

                Artistry and humor released from wood will be featured at the 29th Annual Woodcarving and Woodworking Show, Sale, and Competition hosted by the Pikes Peak Whittlers.  Imagine wildlife, fish, birds, and wooly characters all carved by the Whittlers and their friends from around…

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Added by John A. Armstrong on April 29, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Encouraging Children to Embrace Volunteerism

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on April 28, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments

5 Generations

From Left to Right Arron Faires (4th), Nizhoni Faires (5th), Marjorie Leeth (1st), Leslie Faires (2nd) and Eddie Faires (3rd).

 

It’s not everyday you can get a picture like this. Five generations! Marjorie Leeth…

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Added by Eddie Faires on April 27, 2012 at 10:24pm — No Comments

REGION’S HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS TAKE OVER YOUNG PEOPLE’S ART EXHIBITION AT IMAGINATION SPACE

Colorado Springs, CO – The Young People’s Art Exhibition (YPAE), an annual exhibition featuring the best of young local artists from all over the Pikes Peak region, continues its 50th Anniversary celebration with the opening of the high school division of works this week. A staggering 325 art pieces from high school aged artists are now installed at Imagination Space, Imagination Celebration’s facility in The Citadel. This incredible art…

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Added by Sean Anglum on April 27, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Taste of the Springs, SAVE THE DATE

Eat. Drink. Help End Hunger.

 

You're invited to the 2012 Taste of the Springs™, a fundraiser to benefit Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. The 2012 Taste of the Springs™ will be held Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Care and Share’s…

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Added by Shannon Coker on April 27, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Stamp Out Hunger, right around the corner

Participate in Care and Share’s largest single-day food drive! Its as simple as taking a few non-perishable food items in your mailbox on Saturday, May 12th for your letter carrier to pick up and deliver to Care and Share! Just leave the bag out on Friday to remind yourself and make sure you take it to your mailbox before your letter carrier comes Saturday morning! For more information, visit www.careandshare.org or call 719.434.4682…

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Added by Shannon Coker on April 27, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Map the Meal Gap Released

HUNGER REMAINS PREVALENT IN SOUTHERN COLORADO

 

New figures show more than 166,000 people in the area are at risk of hunger.

 

Colorado Springs, CO (April 27, 2012) — 166,790 people – or 15% percent of the population - in southern Colorado are food insecure, meaning that they don’t always know where they will find their next meal, according to new research released today by…

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Added by Shannon Coker on April 27, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Peace Scholars



The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission will announce our 2012 Peace Scholars in the next week or so. We invite all high school activists, Y-Core interns (past, present and prospective) and the entire peace and…

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Added by Steve Saint on April 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

450 On Stage for May 6 Carmina Burana!

Represenatives from Carmina's 12 participating musical ensembles (Tom Linz Photography)

 

It has to be a regional record. When the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and Youth Symphony Association put out the call to area musical…

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

Rewriting the Story of Mental Illness: In Our Own Words

 

Rewriting the Story: In Our Own Words

Once again hundreds will gather at the Antlers Hilton on May 10th for the Second Annual Friend-and-Fundraiser Breakfast to support the Colorado Springs National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-CS)

“NAMI is a resource for families who have loved ones suffering with a mental…

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Added by Kathy on April 26, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Springs 6th grader wins state level poster contest and qualifies for the national honor.

 

Colorado Springs — From among many impressive entries received from the 2012 SunWise with Shade poster contest, the poster of Devyn Sanchez, a Sabin Middle School 6th grade student, has been chosen by a panel of judges in Washington, DC as the winning entry from Colorado.



Colorado is 30% more at risk for Melanoma; the most serious type of skin cancer will account for approximately 62,000 of the reported million new cases and will account for about 8,200 of the approximate…

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Added by Dona Sanchez on April 26, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments

What's Killing the Trees of El Paso County?

For three or four years, something has been killing evergreen trees in El Paso County. The first year, I was told at the Colorado State University Extension office that it was simply “winter kill.” I was certain it was not.

For another year or two it simmered, turning large pines along Wahsatch and other streets gradually brown. I crossed either of two routes across the county to Colorado Springs frequently, and saw pines and junipers gradually succumb.

In the Spring of 2011 it…

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Added by Paula Reinbold on April 25, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

CC freshman on track to win Olympic medal in London

Colorado College’s Trevor Barron ’15 is considered the United States’ best hope for a race walking medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He will get an opportunity to qualify for London at the U.S. trials on June 30 and July 1.

The 19-year-old from Pittsburgh recorded the second-best American time ever in the…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on April 25, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

Cañon Clean-Up!

We are asking for your help with trail maintenance and/or trash pick-up on Saturday April 28 and Saturday September 22.  There will be morning coffee provided by Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse and La'aus Tacos will provide snakcs for lunch. You will definitely feel rewarded for just a few hours of your time!  Show up between 8:00 and 8:30 AM to the Starsmore Discovery Center at the base of Cheyenne Canyon.  We will have you out on the trail by 9:00 AM and then you will be done with your work by…

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Added by Randi Hitchcock on April 25, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Pikes Peak Home School Band Concert - Bill Callen Director Friday, May 11, 2012 7 PM

 

 

 

 

PIKES PEAK HOME SCHOOL BAND

William Callen – Bands

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Added by Bill Callen's New Horizons Band on April 25, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

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