June 2014 Blog Posts (20)

2014 Picnic in the Pines

Benet Hill Monastery Announces Annual Fundraiser Event

Fifth annual Picnic in the Pines event scheduled to support the Benedictine Sisters’ mission.

Colorado Springs, CO, June 10, 2014-Benet Hill Monastery recently announced their fifth annual fundraiser event, Picnic in the Pines, will be held on their property on Saturday July 19, 2014. The picnic begins at 10:30 AM and ends at 2:30 PM. Admission ticket includes family-friendly entertainment plus an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch.…


Added by Julie Armstrong on June 30, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments


Midst publicity of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, some of us who value the complete – not partial or stolen – local history want to tell of the now ignored and stolen history of that hill climb that originated in Colorado City and not Colorado Springs.

It was the legendary Unser family whose parents Marie and Louis came to America in 1909 and settled in Colorado City above the Borst Meat Market which building is today above the Squash Blossom Art Gallery at 2431 West Colorado Ave. Louis…


Added by Dave Hughes on June 28, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Free Shredding

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  On September 27 from 9 AM to noon the Black Forest AARP Chapter in conjunction with AARP Foundation, ElderWatch, will conduct a FREE shredding event. Individuals may bring personal documents that are no longer needed to the Black Forest Lutheran Church 12455 Black Forest Road for immediate on-site shredding.  Limit of THREE Copy Paper size boxes per person.  No plastic bags!  Your donation of Box Tops for Education, Aluminum pull tabs from soda cans, Campbell's Labels,…


Added by Stan Beckner on June 26, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

Mayor Presents Award to Colorado College's Susan Grace

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach presented the Spirit of the Springs award to Susan Grace, senior lecturer, associate chair, and artist-in-residence with Colorado College’s Music Department on Monday, June 23. The…


Added by Leslie Weddell on June 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Indoor Climbing Wall Returns to Starsmore Discovery Center

School is out and you’re looking for activities you can share with your children or grandchildren. Or, you are looking for a new way to exercise on your lunch hour. The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon has just the thing for you to do.


The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon, in partnership with City Rock is bringing back the Indoor climbing wall. An experienced climber will run the wall each Tuesday and Saturday during July from 11 to 2. Beginners as young as 4 years old will get the…


Added by Rosanne Gain on June 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Shapewear to the Rescue!

No matter how hard I exercise or how many kale recipes I try, the saddle bags and love handles refuse to move out. Okay- sometimes dinner is ice cream, but that is beside the point. When donning cocktail attire before a recent event, a moment of panic ensued when I saw the way my dress was pulling in certain places. In a tizzy I went shopping for shapewear to smooth out the pulls in my dress.  It saved my night; my tummy and tush looked firm in my dress and I felt like a million dollars.  I…


Added by Sarah Melchi on June 16, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

CC Professor Receives $225,000 Grant to Study African Sleeping Sickness

Colorado College Assistant Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Amy Dounay, who came to CC as a student on a Boettcher Scholarship and graduated with in 1996 a B.A. in chemistry, has been awarded a…


Added by Leslie Weddell on June 16, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Party to celebrate Bristol release of Cheyenne Cañon Ale is on June 19

Profits support Friends of Cheyenne Cañon

The party celebrating the release of Bristol Brewing Company’s Cheyenne Cañon Nut Brown Ale takes place Thursday, June 19 at Ivywild School starting at 5:30 p.m. During its limited release, The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon will receive 100% of the profits…


Added by Rosanne Gain on June 12, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Air Force Master Sergeant Daniel Leija Uses his skills in Aeromedical Sciences to teach Elementary Aged Students

United States Air Force veteran Daniel Leija chooses teaching after retirement, making the choice to “Proudly Serve Again.” A choice he never regrets. Leija joined the military in 1978, and completed basic training and Medical Service Specialists School working in the Pediatric Ward at Wilford Hall Medical Center. “I had…


Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on June 12, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments


On Thursday, May 29, the Chinook Trail Elementary JOOI Club proudly presented assorted pet supplies and student-crafted pet toys to the Pikes Peak Humane Society as one of their many service projects throughout the school year.  The JOOI Club collected donations that the Humane Society always needs for the hundreds of animals in their care by consulting the Animal Care Wish List (…


Added by Deb Harney on June 10, 2014 at 11:17pm — No Comments

The Perfect Gift for Dads, Quirks and All

Ideas on what to get dad for Father’s Day tend to wear thin over the years. Make gift giving this Father's Day easier by reading this gift guide, highlighting the different types of dads and the gifts they would enjoy. 

The Outdoorsman: Turbo Tent Pine View 4 to 8 Person 2 Room Convertible Tent…


Added by Sarah Melchi on June 10, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments


Local nonprofit Aquaponics produce grower needs local artist to paint a mural on front of greenhouse, would like a colorful vegetable/fish theme. Call 719-201-5046 with ideas.…


Added by Charles Hendrix on June 9, 2014 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Community Outreach

            The 2014 Senior Resource Council Boomers and Beyond Expo included a strong AARP presence.  The Black Forest AARP Chapter along with the AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and the AARP Smart Driver Course trainers provided information and literature to many of the several hundred people who attended the 7 June event at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center in Colorado Springs.

         The AARP representatives provided information on…


Added by Stan Beckner on June 9, 2014 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Summer FUN Nights for Kids with Disabilities

Are you looking for safe & fun activities during the summer months for your child with disabilities?  Look NO FURTHER! Zach’s Place hosts Fun…


Added by Special Kids Special Families on June 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Citizens’ Academy Offers Behind the Scenes Look at Clerk and Recorder’s Office

Learn from an insider’s perspective all about Elections, Motor Vehicle, Recording and Clerk to the Board. A three-night program is being hosted by the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.  There is no charge to attend the sessions on Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  To give participants a broad perspective of the scope of the Clerk’s Office, the sessions will be held in three varying locations: Centennial Hall, Citizens Service Center and the Clerk’s Distribution…


Added by Mary Lynn Black on June 9, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments


Who hasn’t driven up Ute Pass and imagined hearing a train whistle and seeing a colorful Colorado Midland RR locomotive racing along beside, belching smoke, on the old rail grade?  Sadly, the tracks were torn up in 1949, and only the ghost of the old train remains…and the Midland Depot in Divide.  On Sunday, June 15, you are invited to join host Dave…


Added by Celinda R Kaelin on June 8, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Trip to Haiti Allows St. Mary's Students to Live What They're Learning

Many people travel each year to the Caribbean to enjoy the sun, sand, and clear water. And one would think that such attractions would be a lure for two high school boys. But instead of fun in the Caribbean sun, Greg Cichon and Ben Stockelman, who will both be juniors at St. Mary’s High School in the fall, traveled to the area, Haiti to be specific, earlier this year to help those in need.

The boys traveled with Greg’s father, Dr. John Cichon, as part of a Health4Haiti medical…


Added by St. Mary's High School on June 5, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Whittlers Donate Noah's Ark

            For their 2014 club project, members of the Pikes Peak Whittlers carved a Noah’s Ark and twenty…


Added by John A. Armstrong on June 5, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Father's Day Ice Cream Social

The Palmer Lake Historical Society Presents

 The Annual Father's Day Ice Cream Social…


Added by Al Walter on June 4, 2014 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile gets a boost from Rotary grant

Rotary Clubs, part of Rotary International, help people and projects internationally as well as projects in their own community. The North Colorado Springs Rotary Club took funds it had raised and used the multiplier effect.

With the…


Added by Rosanne Gain on June 2, 2014 at 6:05pm — No Comments

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