July 2013 Blog Posts (42)

Automotive Brake Repair and Maintenance

Stop, in the name of…..safety!
Will your car stop when you REALLY need it to stop?  Are you…
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Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on July 31, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

POPERA- FREE for ALL!

One of my fondest memories growing up in Colorado Springs was the discovery of the Colorado Springs Symphony’s Summer Symphony concerts in the parks.  Our family would spend a beautiful summer evening listening to amazing live symphony music of all kinds, from classical to pops and everything in between, and feel like we had been given a gift to be treasured – and indeed, we had. …

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Added by Sylvia Hutson on July 30, 2013 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Kilimanjaro: A Guide to Climbing Africa’s Highest Mountain on August 10

Join the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon and explore a world above the clouds!

On Saturday, August 10 from 10 to 11:30 am, join North Cheyenne Cañon volunteers and the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon for a unique perspective of what it takes to prepare for and…

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Added by Rosanne Gain on July 30, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Dragon Boat Festival

This past weekend tens of thousands of Coloradoans attended the 13th annual Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake Park in Denver.  The main feature was dragon boat races, something I have never heard of, and thus the need to see and learn and have fun.

Overall it was an Asian culture event with food, entertainment, a huge marketplace, as well as dignitaries (including Denver's mayor) and kids and fun.

What is a dragon boat race and why do…

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Added by Bill Stanley on July 29, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments

The Promenade Shops at Briargate to celebrate 10th anniversary with community party

When your child turns 10, it’s only natural to have a party – with balloons, prizes, food and festivity. That same spirit holds true for some shopping centers, as well.

 

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, The Promenade Shops at Briargate will throw a huge party for the community from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, at 1885 Briargate Parkway, with plenty of activities for children, including balloon twisting, hula hoops, sidewalk chalk and much…

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Added by Rebecca Tonn on July 25, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Militarization of cops and the danger to civil liberty

 

        In the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal this week journalist Radley Balko chronicled the alarming militarization of American law enforcement.  The article, called Rise of the Warrior Cop, tells how local, state, and federal law enforcement are now armed, trained, and have the mentality of…

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Added by dutch franz on July 24, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Militarization of cops and the danger to civil liberty

 

        In the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal this week journalist Radley Balko chronicled the alarming militarization of American law enforcement.  The article, called Rise of the Warrior Cop, tells how local, state, and federal law enforcement are now armed, trained, and have the mentality of…

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Added by dutch franz on July 24, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Militarization of cops and the danger to civil liberty

 

        In the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal this week journalist Radley Balko chronicled the alarming militarization of American law enforcement.  The article, called Rise of the Warrior Cop, tells how local, state, and federal law enforcement are now armed, trained, and have the mentality of…

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Added by dutch franz on July 24, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Is your child a Nervous Nelly when it's time for a visit to the doctor?

Here are some helpful tips thanks to Mountainland Pediatrics:

  • Talk about doctor visits in a positive way. Read fun books to your child about doctor visits prior to your appointment.
  • If your child asks if the shot or procedure will hurt, don't fib about it; get down at your child's eye-level and explain that the shot may hurt a little for a few seconds.
  •  Allow your child some control regarding the appointment. Let them choose which toy they want to bring with…
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Added by Stacy Hladek on July 24, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Holmes Middle School Students Earn Gold Medals at National FCCLA Leadership Conference

OVER 7,000 STUDENTS DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AT

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

         Nashville, TN. - More than 7,000 members, advisers, alumni, and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, July 7-11 for the 2013 National Leadership Conference from across the United States. Raina Vasquez, Phillip Cyprian and Victoria Valenzuela, eighth graders at Holmes Middle School, Colorado Springs, were among…

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Added by Kelly Gauck on July 22, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Monday Writing Magic: Building Relationships in the Kid Lit Community

Monday Writing Magic: Building Relationsips Within the Kid Lit Community

Writing can be one of the most solitary occupations. Many writers carve out time from busy schedules that often include family and job responsibilities. Setting the alarm early or staying up after everyone else is in dreamland are two ways to find ‘quiet’ time.

Even though most of us need to be ‘alone’ when we are creating, it is really important to be part of a community that can…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on July 22, 2013 at 12:16am — No Comments

Third Annual North Colorado Springs (NCS) Rotary Club Miniature Golf Tournament on August 29, 2013

50% of proceeds will benefit small businesses affected by Black Forest fire

 

Once again fire has touched our community and it’s time to think about helping Black Forest get back on its feet. The NCS Rotary Club will help small businesses affected by Black Forest fire, with half the proceeds of our miniature golf tournament going toward this effort.…

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Added by Rosanne Gain on July 20, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Multicultural Picture Book Review and Activity for Kids

Today is Friday – time for a children’s book and an activity to keep the kids happy and busy!

Multicultural Picture Book Review and Cooking Activities

I found this book in a box at an open air town flea market when I was visiting my daughter and grandson in New Hampshire. I get into trouble at these places – how can you say no to a beautiful picture book for 25 cents? The seller wanted me to take the entire box of over a dozen hardcover…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on July 19, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Young Talent brings Sound of Music to Life!

Opera Theatre of the Rockies is excited to be able to bring their Vocal Arts Festival back to Colorado College with some great performances, including three performances of The Sound of Music.  What makes it the most special is discovering and developing young talent right here in our community.

The Vocal Arts Festival brings in world-class teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors for…

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Added by Sylvia Hutson on July 19, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Amateur Pianists from Six Countries Compete in Springs

2011 Rocky Mountain Amateur Piano Competition Winners

Foreground, from left: Michael Cheung, First Place (France), Gorden Cheng and Esfir Ross Split Second…

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Added by janice saffir on July 19, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

"The Western Museum of Mining and Industry: Past, Present, and Future"

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Richard Sauers takes us on a journey from the beginnings of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry to the present, and discusses upcoming plans and programs.

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry offers over 27 acres to see how turn-of-the-century miners timbered, drilled, blasted, mucked, and hauled ore from…

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Added by Al Walter on July 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Personalized Learning Dudes Keep Movement Going in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs School District 11 sent 70 teachers and school leaders to the Technology in Education Conference last month. Many were there to learn more from the Personalized Learning Dudes about how they can embrace the concept of Personalized Learning in their classrooms.

 

I interviewed Dudes co-founders Greg Wilborn, the District’s Personalized…

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Added by Jennifer Kelly on July 18, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Is your car ready for that summer trip?

Getting Your Car Ready for that Summer 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…

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Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on July 17, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Troops to Principals Induction Program, offering alternative certification program for qualified retired military veterans

H. Michael Edwards, Maj. Gen., COANG, states that:  “Service members gain a wealth of leadership experience during their service that can directly benefit our educational institutions.  School Leaders for America Troops to Principals program recognizes the value of such leadership experiences and provides service members with an alternative avenue in acquiring their credentials and licensure to continue service in school administration as an Assistant Principal or Principal upon…

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Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on July 17, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

SMHS Athletes Team Up with Care & Share For a Days Work

It may not be basketball season, but that didn’t stop the St. Mary’s High School basketball team from working together during the off season. This summer the team came together to volunteer with Care & Share to help collect and sort food being donated for the first responders and evacuees of the Black Forest Fire. But the seed for this summer’s work was planted last year when a couple of the players volunteered during the Waldo Canyon fire.

 

According to Cary Gosselin, mom…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on July 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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