May 2011 Blog Posts (103)

May - The Shack and Beloved

The Shack by William Young is the rare breed of inspirational fiction. Young tells the story of Mack, a man whose terrible and sudden loss of his daughter has left him dejected in what he calls "The Great Sadness". He finds a letter in the mail asking him to meet at the shack and is signed "Papa". Mack is perplexed since the shack is where his daughter was killed and Papa is the name his wife calls God. Against his better judgment, he travels alone to the shack and spends the weekend with…

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Added by Desirae Goodwin on May 31, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

HOW DO I FORMAT MY MANUSCRIPT?

     I love getting questions!  The question HOW DO I FORMAT MY MANUSCRIPT for editors/publishers is one I’ve been asked more than once.  Of course, this is my first publishing deal and I know that every editor/publisher/agent will have different requirements, but there is a basic standard that helped me make the conversion process simple and it’s easy to search for.  The basics:

  1. Set your font to New Times Roman and size 12
  2. Set one inch margins all the way…
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Added by Shelly Goodman Wright on May 31, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Local students recognized at Colorado College Honors Convocation

The following local residents were among a select group of students recognized at Colorado College's Honors Convocation, held recently in Shove Memorial Chapel.

  • Kasandra Carter, a member of the Colorado College Class of 2011, received The Anabel and Jerry McHugh Director's Award. Carter is a resident of Colorado Springs, CO, and the daughter of Lonnie and Cari Carter.
  • Sophia Recca, a member of the Colorado College Class of 2013, received the Anne von Bibra…
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Added by Colorado Springs on May 31, 2011 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Restore Innocence (Child Trafficking) Fundraiser At Paint the Town, Paint & Party Studio

 

June 16, Thursday Night, 6:30PM

Restore Innocence Fundraiser…

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Added by Bev Selby on May 31, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

DEAF & HARD OF HEARING/DEAF & BLIND EXPO 6/3/11

DVR & THE INDEPENDENCE CENTER

                                  

 In Partnership with:

Access 2 Sign Language and

Sign Language Network

 

Presents…..

 

What: Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf Blind Resource              

           Expo

When: Friday…

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Added by JILL NISSEN on May 31, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Children's Chorale revving up to bring us "The Soundtrack of Our Lives!"

   Lights, Camera, Music! features America's nuclear family from the 1950’s

portrayed by Children's Chorale members.

Tom Linz/Linz Photography

 

Starting with the advent of radio, TV, and movies,…

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Added by Sylvia Hutson on May 31, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Learn How to Pay for College Without Going Broke

Parents:  Is Your Child Heading To College Soon? Don't miss this FREE workshop!

 

This workshop will focus on high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

 

In this workshop we'll discuss:

 

  • The FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive!
  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages.
  • How to…
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Added by Barbara Swiatek on May 31, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

IRS offers newlyweds advice

Although it may not be high on your list of wedding planning activities, there are a few, simple steps that can help new couples keep tax issues from interrupting their bliss, according to the Internal Revenue Service.



"Now that wedding season is in full swing, the newly wed should take a look at their tax status," said Karen Connelly, IRS spokesperson. "Tax-related changes that should be considered include notifying the Social Security Administration of name changes and updating… Continue

Added by Karen Connelly on May 31, 2011 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Memorial Day Commemoration May 30th Evergreen Cemetery

I have attached a few pictures of the event this year at Evergreen Cemetery. We had a wonderful turn out with the reenactors as well at the 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. We unveiled the historic markers which are all ready a huge hit. Come on out and check out the markers and read about some little known history.View photos of Memorial Day at Evergreen Cemetery

Added by Dianne Hartshorn on May 30, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

memorial Day

WILL WE REMEMBER?
 
Who  will we remember,
On Memorial Day, this year?
The list grows longer every day
With names of loved ones lost, no longer here.
 
Will we remember one of the daring Doughboys,
Who perished in a muddy, gas-filled trench?
One of a hundred…
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Added by Frank J. Montoya on May 30, 2011 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Remembering some heroes

Read about them in this post by Pikes Peak Parent blogger Cari Pemberton here.

Added by Cari Pemberton on May 30, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

KAYAKING FOR DUMMIES IN SALIDA, COLORADO



KAYAKING FOR DUMMIES IN SALIDA, COLORADO



Barry James Hickey

 

Go West, young man! Or east or north or south. Summer is coming. Pick a destination in the mountains far from the big city. A small town with a population of 500 with a river running through it. Where? Salida, Colorado. You know the town. Or maybe you never heard of it. It's just off Highway 50, smack dabble in the heart of Colorado - the centennial state.

Salida will be famous…

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Added by Barry James Hickey on May 29, 2011 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Quality Children's Summer Camps and Programs (Grades 1-12) at The Vanguard School: Register Now!

The Vanguard School at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy is proud to offer excellent summer camps and courses to foster creativity and further your child's summer learning experience. Register with the individual contact persons listed for each program. To visit our website,…

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Added by Jessica TenBrink on May 27, 2011 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

City offering free bike tour of trees June 5

In celebration of Bike Month and World Environment Day, the City of Colorado Springs is hosting a free tour of Colorado Springs trees via bicycle starting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011.

 The ride is suitable for beginners and will cover about 6 miles. It begins in the Monument Valley Park parking lot and concludes a block away at the Cornerstone Arts Center in time for the 5 p.m. World Environment Day celebration at Colorado College. Attendees should bring their own bicycles,…

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Added by Colorado Springs on May 27, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care Honors Loved Ones Monday

May 30, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Hillside Gardens and Nursery

1006 S. Institute

Family members, friends, and staff will gather at Hillside Gardens and Nursery on Memorial Day to honor those who have died and remain forever in our hearts.  The annual Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care (PPHPC) Commemorative Celebration provides an opportunity to remember and honor the patients PPHPC served through the past year and offer support to their families and…

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Added by Colorado Springs on May 27, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

The Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop: Win One of My Books

From now until Tuesday May 31st: Enter to win a free autographed copy of  either…

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Added by Rebecca Dunning on May 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Landmark Commercial Group brings jobs to Security-Widefield

As Security-Widefield residents search for summer jobs, the Landmark Commercial Group lends a helping hand by building future employment opportunities. 

 

"Finding a job is hard work", said Ashton Reed, a 16 year old resident of the Security-Widefield area after

job hunting for several hours on a summer afternoon. Although her statement is true, the…

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Added by Ashley Reed on May 26, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Boy Howdy what a summer already!

Hey everyone!

 

We finally have most of our summer schedule of events set. Here is the quick version of our upcoming events:

Cripple Creek District Museum

Summer Events 2011
 
On-Going ~ Special Exhibit: 80 Years of Donkey Derby Days History. Come see our historic display of trophies, ribbons, donkey figurines, photographs and other memorabilia from Cripple Creek's most famous annual event.
 
Each Sunday,…
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Added by Cripple Creek District Museum on May 26, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Local Woodmen members raise money to send military kids to camp

Four local Modern Woodmen of America chapters received national recognition for their commitment to the children of military men and women. Modern Woodmen members from Colorado Springs raised $1,100 to send military kids to camp through Operation Purple. This was more than any other members in the country.

 

To help military families, the National Military Family Association launched Operation Purple camps in 70 locations across the nation. At camp, children of deployed…

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Added by Colorado Springs on May 25, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Boy Scouts Needs Day Camp Volunteers!

Pikes Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America is looking for fun, energetic, and friendly volunteers to assist with our summer day camp program. Volunteers must commit to at least one week of Day Camp. We offer 5 weeks of day camp and each week is Monday- Thursday. (Fridays off!). Volunteers are needed to help with the crafts, skills, sports and other activities at camp. Volunteers always help create a great… Continue

Added by Chelsea Hernandez on May 25, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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