April 2015 Blog Posts (32)

Discover Goodwill’s 2015 Annual Dinner Encourages Donors to “Give it Away and Change a Life”

(L-R) Discover Goodwill Board of Directors Chair…


Added by Bradd Hafer on April 30, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Summer Needs for Children with Disabilities Are Different

While summer break spells long days and fun for most families, parents of children with disabilities are often beginning a time of anxiety and major challenges.  The situation is different for children with special needs as summers without school routines can seem daunting to parents when summer camps and playdates are not options. 


Children with emotional, intellectual or physical disabilities are not often welcome at the local day care center or summer camp.  Their care…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on April 30, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

39th Annual Pine Forest Show

The Tri-lakes Women's Club proudly presents the 39th antiques, home decor and garden show and sale on May 2nd and May 3rd, 2015.  Times are Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.   The event will be held at Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, in Monument, CO., I-25 exits 158 or 161.  

  Please join us for an enjoyable day of browsing antiques, home decor and garden exhibits, our very successful "The Bakery" for a huge variety of baked goods proudly baked by over 100…


Added by Suzanne D'Innocenzo on April 30, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

New Laws On Water Heaters

On April 16, the US Department of Energy began mandating new regulations for water heaters. These new regulations require that water heaters be built a little differently, with several more inches added, both in diameter and in height. This without allowing for more water possession by the water heater.

This means that water heater manufacturers are now making adjustments to their new line of products to reflect these updates. It also means that home owners looking for new water…


Added by David Matine on April 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

St. Mary's Senior Named Best & Brightest, Plus Receives 2 Other Volunteer Awards

Michael Bukowski Jr., a senior at St. Mary’s High School, has been named to The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Twenty Pikes Peak area seniors received the honor, which was announced April 20.


“I am really honored and blessed to have been selected,” Bukowski said.


The Best and Brightest program, which is in its 24th year, is judged by a panel of 11 community members. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to their communities…


Added by St. Mary's High School on April 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Cheyenne Mountain High School Student Rotarians Awarded Scholarships

The Broadmoor Rotary Club awarded two scholarships to outstanding Cheyenne Mountain High School student Rotarians at the Club’s April 23 luncheon.  This is the 52nd annual awarding of the Broadmoor Rotary Club Scholarship.


The Rotary Club scholarship…


Added by Rex Adams on April 25, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

For 6th Year, St. Mary's Qualifies Students for National Chemistry Olympiad

For the sixth year in a row, St. Mary’s High School has qualified students for the National Chemistry Olympiad. This year juniors Ben Stockelman and Megan Beaudoin qualified for the National Exam, which is sponsored by the American Chemical Society, giving St. Mary's two of the state's 15 National Exam spots.


Chemistry teacher Suzanne Tibbits said she expected both students to finish in the top 250. More than 1,000 students sit for the National Exam each April, after moving…


Added by St. Mary's High School on April 24, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments




Added by Michael Sherman on April 22, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Antiquorum Auctions James Dean's Blessed Pocketwatch

At its approaching June twenty second auction of “Important Contemporary Vintage Timepieces” in Hong Kong, Antiquorum are going to be auctioning a prized possession and blessed attraction of famous actor James Dean, a pocketwatch built by American watchmaker Common United states by having an American-made Elgin movement.Dean ordered his prized look at in late 1951 whilst even now a battling young actor performing in Big apple…


Added by KarenLiles on April 22, 2015 at 2:50am — No Comments

April is National Credit Union Youth Month!

Credit Union Youth Month is a great time to think about teaching your kids the value of good money management skills. Studies show that by the age of five, most kids have a basic understanding of money and what it can do making it imperative to start the lessons early – and to keeping them up through the teen-age…


Added by Lois Carlock on April 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pikes Peak Rangerettes Paint the Town!

Paint the Town was honored to have the Pikes Peak Rangerettes and Girls of the West paint with us.  The girls have enjoyed painting with us for the last three years.…


Added by Bev Selby on April 18, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tobacco Targets Youth: An Evening with La Tanisha Wright

El Paso County Public Health and Kaiser Permanente are hosting a free community event to explore the problem of youth tobacco use and how the tobacco industry targets youth, minorities and low-income communities. The event will feature speaker La Tanisha Wright, a former tobacco industry insider. She will…


Added by El Paso County Public Health on April 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Community Service Recognition

         Donald and Helen Von Gunden were honored at the April meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter.  They were presented the national AARP Chapter and REA Unit Community Service Award and a commemorative pin for their exceptional hard work and dedication to community service.  The prestigious award, co-signed by AARP President, Jeannine English and AARP CEO Jo Ann C. Jenkins, reads in part, “Your efforts have enriched the lives of friends and neighbors and made your community a better…


Added by Stan Beckner on April 15, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Colorado Egg Farmers Offer Egg Solutions to Common Household Challenges

It’s no secret that eggs are a nutritious and delicious option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With so many different ways to cook them, eggs are known as one of the most versatile, high quality ingredients in the kitchen. But many people are unaware that eggs are also extremely useful around the house.…


Added by Colorado Egg Producers Assoc. on April 15, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Protect Your Skin: Educate Yourself During Skin Cancer Awareness Month

As sunny skies beckon skiers and outdoor enthusiasts to the outdoors, Colorado Springs-based Colorado Dermatology Institute gears up for National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, this May.

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be roughly 9,940 melanoma deaths this year in the U.S., which is approximately one death every hour. Additionally, about 73,870 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 42,670 in men and 31,200 in women).

“We see a lot of patients every…


Added by Red Energy Public Relations on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Youth Symphony in May: a Spring Concert and a Rite of Passage

Solo Competition winner Jessica Shand will take the spotlight

Things are really cooking down at the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association. All seven auditioned groups are hard at work for what is always their premier showcase: the annual…


Added by Rachel Wood on April 9, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Colorado Springs Resident Named Fulbright Scholar

Annaliese Schroeder, a senior at Colorado College and the daughter of Neil and Sandy Schroeder of Colorado Springs, has been awarded a…


Added by Leslie Weddell on April 9, 2015 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Pro Football Camp is Celebrating 10 Years!

Since 2006, the Pro Football Camp has been providing a motivational experience for youth, 7-14 years old.   Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, this year’s camp will be held on July 14-16, 2015, at Vista Ridge High School and will once again feature more than a dozen NFL athletes who not only teach football skills, but also share their stories.

The Pro Football Camp has impacted more than 2,200 kids.  Not only do the campers gain football skills,…


Added by Teddi Domann on April 9, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments


         Start collecting your outdated financial documents and bring them to the FREE SHREDDING Event and food drive on Saturday, June13 at the Black Forest Lutheran Church parking lot at 12455 Black Forest Road in Black Forest. This Identity Theft prevention event is provided from 9 AM to Noon as a community service.

         All documents will be professionally shredded on site.  All paper will be recycled.  Please limit what you bring to the equivalent of three copy- paper size…


Added by Stan Beckner on April 8, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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