April 2013 Blog Posts (48)

The Pikes Peak Whittlers Celebrate 30 Years


Added by John A. Armstrong on April 28, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Hummingbirds and Teens Return to North Cheyenne Canon!

You might be asking yourself what hummingbirds and teens have to do with each other?  This is the time of year that the Broadtailed hummingbird returns to nest and the teens return to bestow the Cañon with their gift of volunteerism.  The Broadtaileds come from as far as Mexico and…


Added by Andrea Arthurs on April 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

District 12 Oratorical Contest Winners Advance to $2500 Scholarship Competition


     “You have just faced one of the biggest fears many adults have,” declared Joe Priester, CO/WY District Chair for the CCDHH competitions, “and that is public speaking.” Congratulations to the winners of the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH), sponsored by the Academy Optimist Club of Colorado Springs. Winners are:  First place, Victor Jacoby, Senior, Cheyenne Mountain High School; Second place,…


Added by Deb Harney on April 27, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Youth Symphony musicians get a real world taste thanks to Colorado Springs Philharmonic maestro

Colorado Springs Philharmonic music director Josep Caballé-Domenech urges on the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony   (photo courtesy Waldrons Photography)

It was a rehearsal. But the musicians of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony were more…


Added by Sue Trinko on April 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Hummingbird Fans to Gather at Popular Festival on May 11 at Starsmore

Saturday, May 11th promises to be a great day for bird lovers. That’s the day the Starsmore Discovery Center has set for the 20th Annual Hummingbird Festival from 10am-4pm. The Festival is free, with donations encouraged. All proceeds go to The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon to provide park programs, trail…


Added by Rosanne Gain on April 25, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Plan Together for Emergencies

Like using a seat belt or keeping a smoke detector, preparing for emergencies is another way to keep your family safe from the unexpected. It is important to build a kit of emergency supplies, make a plan for what you will do in an emergency, and be informed about what might happen.


By planning ahead you can understand how a disaster may affect you and take steps to minimize those effects. There are many resources to help individuals and families prepare for potential…


Added by El Paso County Public Health on April 24, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Summer Flight Experience

A summer program you will not forget.  The Aviation Education Foundation of Colorado (AEFCO) has been providing a “Summer Flight Experience” for high school aged students since 2003.  This year’s outing is from June 19th through 28th, not including the weekend.  We will meet…


Added by Bill Clothier on April 23, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


“You deserve to be very proud of yourselves for all the effort you put into raising money for children who have experienced illness due to childhood cancer,” lauded Donna Priester of the Academy Optimist Club and Past CO/WY District 25 Governor. On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the Helen Keller Alpha JOOI Club proudly presented a check for $1,431.47 to the Rocky Mountain Leukemia & Lymphoma Society representative, Isabel Werner, Senior Campaign Manager, School & Youth…


Added by Deb Harney on April 22, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Falcon Physical Therapy Charity Golf Tournament

For the past 7 years, the Pro Football Camp (PFC) and our NFL players have created an amazing experience for kids in the Colorado Springs area.  One of the main reasons we have been successful is because of the Falcon Physical Therapy Charity Golf Tournament that takes place each year. All proceeds and donations go to the scholarship program for PFC. This tournament provides scholarships to underprivileged kids to attend the camp and without these scholarship dollars, these kids would not be…


Added by Amber Aragon on April 22, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Join Fill A Seat Fridays

Head Start agencies across the country have been hit hard by the sequester's budget cuts, resulting in the abrupt closure of classrooms and cut enrollment slots, devastating millions of vulnerable children and families nationwide. Locally, the sequester's aftermath has left five classrooms and 142 Head Start slots empty…


Added by CPCD on April 22, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Summer Football Camp Open to Everyone, Even Those Who Can’t Afford It

When parents get the pleasure of sending their kids to camps every summer, deciding which one is not always the easiest choice, especially financially.  Sometimes the kids do not get to go to the ones they would like to, or even need to, because of lack of financial resources.

Come July 9-13, 2013, a number of NFL athletes will arrive in the Colorado Springs to help coach a summer football camp entitled Pro…


Added by Tracy Falsetto on April 22, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Homeschool Science Colorado moves on to National Science Competition

Homeschool Science Colorado Earns Trip to National Science Competition


April 22, 2013 – COLORADO SPRINGS- Homeschool Science Colorado (HSC), one of nearly 60 teams competing in the statewide Science Olympiad tournament on April 20 at the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, CO, walked away with second place in the B Division (Junior HS and Middle School) and second place in the C Division (High School).


Because of the 15 percent increase…


Added by Joy Maples on April 22, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

Fountain Valley School Accepted Into Round Square School Consortium

by Jeanne Olive, FVS


Fountain Valley School of Colorado has been accepted as a Round Square member school, one of just nine in the United States and the only school between the two coasts.


Round Square was developed in 1966 by Outward Bound founder Kurt Hahn, and is a worldwide…


Added by Fountain Valley School on April 19, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments


Saint Bonaventure Liberal Catholic Church Center will be having a Special Commemoration for the victims of the recent terror attack in Boston Massachussetts and of the disaster in Waco TX this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend!

Saint Bonaventure Liberal Catholic Church Center meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. We are at 2720 East Las Vegas Street, about a five minute drive from Acacia Park.

Interested parties are encouraged to email us at…


Added by Father Ian Carman on April 19, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

How to Handle Biting in Young Children (By Stacy Hladek)

I recently spent an afternoon with a good friend, who has a toddler.  While we were talking about parenting she told me her son has started biting his baby brother.  My friend said nothing she or her husband had tried is working.  Her son bit another child at childcare this week for the first time

Biting is a behavior that many toddlers display at one time or another.  It can be something that makes the adults feel frustrated and helpless.  There is hope! 

Whenever a child is…


Added by Stacy Hladek on April 18, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Fill A Seat Project hopes to put kids back in the classroom

Head Start agencies across the country have been hit hard by the sequester's budget cuts, resulting in the abrupt closure of classrooms and cut enrollment slots, devastating millions of vulnerable children and families nationwide. Locally, the sequester's aftermath has left five classrooms and 142 Head Start slots empty at Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD), the El Paso County grantee for Head Start. 

“Because of Head Start my children and I have the opportunity to…


Added by CPCD on April 18, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

SMHS Graduate Heads to Ukraine for Missions Work

Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. For Sarah Palma, a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, that includes spending two weeks in the Ukraine at the end of May with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).


Palma feels the trip is responding to God’s call for her life. And that means doing something she had admired in others, but never saw herself doing.


“I had always appreciated those who did missions work, as it is such an amazing…


Added by St. Mary's High School on April 17, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments


Abundant Harvest Aquaponics continues to make progress building the Aquaponics Grow House.




Added by Charles Hendrix on April 16, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Doggie Lovers Wanted

We are in need of summer dog contractors! If you love dogs and have a perfectly clean record, then you are the one we are looking for!

The Octopus Concierge has been around for the past three years and has excelled enormously in the doggie business. The summer time is always the busiest. We are looking for someone who is very trustworthy and has a love for pups.

Must have:

1. A cell phone to be contacted on a regular…


Added by Michaela Smith on April 16, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Cañon Clean-Up and Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, 4/20

It's spring cleaning time in North Cheyenne Cañon Park!

Did you know that North Cheyenne Cañon Park is one of the most visited sites in Colorado Springs? Springtime means that company's coming to the Cañon, including locals and visitors from around the world. Help the Friends of Cheyenne…


Added by Rosanne Gain on April 13, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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