June 2013 Blog Posts (42)

Pro Football Camp Extends Assistance to Fire Victims Again This Year

Last year following the Waldo Canyon Fires, Pro Football Camp offered scholarships to fire victims.  Additionally, as pictured here, they also worked with their partners, Eastbay and Let The Kids Play, to outfit families in sports gear and equipment.  

In fact, this family (pictured here) are big Cowboys fans, so…

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Added by Teddi Domann on June 30, 2013 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Discover Goodwill Issues Urgent Appeal For Household Donations Assisting Black Forest Fire Evacuees: Furniture and House Wares Are in High Demand

On Saturday, June 22, Discover Goodwill expanded its emergency voucher services for Black Forest fire evacuees to include furniture and other household items. Now that displaced families and individuals are re-establishing their homes, Discover Goodwill is experiencing a high demand for couches, tables, chairs, kitchenware and other common household items that Black Forest residents lost as a result of the fire.  

 

Donations of household goods, excluding mattresses and box…

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Added by Bradd Hafer on June 28, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Ready for your Summer Road Trip?

So, you are getting everything ready for that summer trip – packing the cooler, snacks for the road, making reservations to make that trip flow smoothly and enjoyably.  Don’t forget to prepare your vehicle before you leave – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially if you are stranded on the side of the road in the heat, with a few unhappy children (or spouse)!  Don’t ignore any engine lights or maintenance required lights that might be on your dash –have them checked…

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Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on June 28, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

FREE College Planning Workshop

"HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE"

 

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…

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Added by Barbara Swiatek on June 28, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

Troops to Teachers Honors Four for Lifetime Achievement in Military and Civilian Life

The Troops to Teachers Hall of Fame was created to honor members of the educational and veterans support communities who have made significant contributions to assist veterans as they transition to the teaching profession.  2010 was the inaugural year for the award.  It is the intent of Troops to Teachers to induct professionals from the education and veterans communities into the Hall of Fame each year, as well as honor one Colorado Troops to Teacher Teacher of the…

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Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on June 27, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

Troops to Teachers Changes National Legislation to Allow More Retired Service Members to "Proudly Serve Again"

New Legislation

Recent changes to the legislation governing the Troops to Teachers (TTT) program expand…

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Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on June 27, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

FOX Garden Tour Tickets Now On-Sale

Tour seven residential gardens for the third annual FOX Open Gardens Tour, July 13 and 14, from 9:00 .a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in southwest Colorado Springs.  Tickets are $15.00; children under 12 are free.  Ticket sales began on Monday, June 24.  Tickets can be purchased at the CSU Extension Office (305 S. Union Blvd.), Garden Center at Flying Horse, Good Earth Garden Center, Phelan Gardens, Rick’s Garden Center, Spencer’s Lawn and Gardens, Stone Path Gardens and Summerland Gardens.  If you…

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Added by Donald C. Bunce on June 26, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments

AFCEA Grant Provides Calculators for SMHS Classes

The key to success is never settling, but instead always striving to do better. That was the idea when St. Mary’s High School submitted a grant request from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Air Force Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) asking for financial assistance to purchase graphing calculators for the freshman Algebra I class.

 

The grant proposal, which was written by math teacher Mike Kloenne and submitted by Principal Mike Biondini, noted that research…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on June 26, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments

Praise with the Pros: Free Worship Event Featuring NFL Athletes & WorshipMob

Media Alert

Praise with the Pros is a free worship event where NFL players share their stories about playing Pro Football and serving Christ. This is a free event for everyone and is a great family night out. There will be free jersey…

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Added by Amber Aragon on June 26, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

How Should Americans React to Secret Widespread Government Surveillance of the Common Citizen

 

            Last week Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee that the wide ranging data gathering by government secret collection programs had disrupted, “potential terrorist events,” and had stopped 10 home based treats over 13…

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Added by dutch franz on June 25, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Beat the Summer Heat and Polish Your Performance Skills

Pine Creek Theatre, which earned two superior ratings by the Colorado Thespian Society this past Fall for GREASE and named the Best of the Springs 2010 high school drama program, offers its annual summer camp July 22-25, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at Pine Creek High School. This camp is for students in grades 6-8 and 9-10 & 11-12, based on the 2013-’14 school year.…

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Added by Teddi Domann on June 23, 2013 at 5:52pm — No Comments

NFL Athletes Coming to Colorado Springs!

The week of July 8 - 12, 2013, more than 15 current and former NFL athletes will be in Colorado Springs for the 8th Annual Pro Football Camp and related events.  Don't miss the chance to meet the athletes, hear their stories, and be trained by a current or former NFL Athletes!…

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Added by Teddi Domann on June 23, 2013 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Discover Goodwill Addresses Additional Needs of Black Forest Fire Evacuees

Through a partnership with El Paso County’s Office of Emergency Management, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has been providing emergency clothing vouchers to Black Forest Fire evacuees at the county’s Disaster Assistance Center (DAC). To date, Discover Goodwill has issued more than 1,300 vouchers valued at over $26,000 to 450-plus displaced families and individuals. Discover Goodwill now will be offering additional relief assistance to families and individuals whose homes…

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Added by Bradd Hafer on June 21, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

Wildfires - Not an Act of God

Air Force Academy graduate and Black Forest resident, Pastor, Mike Popovich, reveals a message of hope for his neighbors

For many of the victims of the recent wildfires the pain runs deeper than just the loss of homes, land, and…

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Added by Chris Perez from Freedom on June 20, 2013 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

BBQ SAFETY

In lieu of the recent wildfire tragedy I thought it would be appropriate to discuss grilling and barbecuing safely.



First of all I want to make clear that you CAN grill and barbeque even with the current fire ban. You can only do so at a private residence and you still must use common sense.



You CANNOT grill or barbecue at most parks, open spaces, National Forests, etc. The safety of your back patio is perfectly legal in Colorado Springs city…

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Added by Colorado BBQ Outfitters on June 20, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

Campbell, St. Mary's Alum, Wins Christopher Award

2013 is shaping up as a year to remember for Colleen Carroll Campbell, a 1992 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. First, her latest book, My Sisters the Saints, won the 2013 Christopher Award. Then she anchored EWTN’s coverage of the conclave and resulting election of Pope Francis in March. And later this year, she’ll be seen on a new daily TV show, EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell. And while the year has brought exciting changes, they weren’t always expected…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on June 19, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Veterans' Home Run supports local veterans in need

On Saturday morning, June 29th in Memorial Park (by the Velodrome) the 8th annual Veterans’ Home Run 5K Run and 3K Walk to support the Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition’s Crawford House will take place. Since 2006, the Pikes Peak Road Runners have been presenting VHR to raise funds and awareness for the downtown Crawford House residence that helps local veterans facing challenges of substance addiction regain their health, confidence, and step back into the community in a great way. There… Continue

Added by Jack Anthony on June 18, 2013 at 8:32am — No Comments

CPCD Hosts Donation Drive to Collect Children's Items for Fire Victims

Community Partnership for Child Development is collecting children's items for families affected by the Black Forest Fire. Drop off will be Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at CPCD (2330 Robinson…

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Added by CPCD on June 17, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

The Gazette's Golf Tournament

Register today for our June 27th Golf Tournament!

Go to www.gazette.com/nie/golf

This tournament raises money for Newspaper in Education. This program supports reading and literacy in local schools by supplying print and online editions of The Gazette to teachers and students.…

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Added by Heather Hale on June 17, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

Violinist Kyle Dillingham to give free workshop through Youth Symphony

World renowned violinist/fiddler Kyle Dillingham (http://kyle-web.com/) is in Colorado to perform at…

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Added by Sue Trinko on June 17, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

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