August 2012 Blog Posts (48)

Van Briggle Pottery Building Tours September 15 - The Bittersweet Story of Artus and Anne Van Briggle

Explore a Colorado Springs icon and walk into history.  The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College invites you to visit the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building on Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Now 104 years old, this "Dutch farmhouse" nestled into the corner of Uintah and Glen suvived fire, a flood, neglect and bankruptcy until purchased by Colorado College in 1968.

 

Artus Van Briggle arrived in Colorado Springs in 1899, a gifted artist and potter…

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Added by Caroline Vulgamore on August 31, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Fountain Valley School Cross Country Coach Competing at World Mountain Running Championships

Fountain Valley School of Colorado math faculty and cross country coach Tommy Manning is part of the United States team competing this weekend at the 2012 World Mountain Running Championships in Temù-Ponte di Legno/Tonale, Italy, Sept. 2.



It's the third straight year Manning has qualified for the team. Last year, he finished 79th at Worlds in a time of 1:08.10 while Team USA was fourth. In 2010, Manning's 18th-place finish (1:01.09) helped the U.S. team to the silver…

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Added by Fountain Valley School on August 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

St. Mary's High School Adds Eighth AP Course

If you know anything about St. Mary’s High School then it isn’t a surprise that the students like to be challenged. And the science students will have a new challenge this year with the implementation of a new Advanced Placement Biology course, thanks to a grant from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

 

Teacher Rebecca Keith took on the challenge of writing the grant proposal and is excited to begin teaching the…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on August 29, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

I just got back from the 9NEWS TV studio in Denver and wanted to share with you the piece we did on bullying.

Here’s the link to the video clip of the show…it’s only 3 minutes long…but packed with critical info on bullying:…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on August 29, 2012 at 12:37am — No Comments

Back to School Nutrition: The Smart Way to Start Your Child's Day

A healthy diet plays a critical role in children’s overall health and school performance. Whether they are eating breakfast at home, enjoying a school-provided meal, or snacking on the go, a nutritious start to the day can help them concentrate and perform better in school.

Studies have shown that the health of students is also linked to their academic success. Both physical activity and healthy eating may help improve academic achievement, according to the Centers for…

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Added by El Paso County Public Health on August 28, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

College Planning Workshop - FREE

"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…

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Added by Barbara Swiatek on August 28, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

FREE Community Prostate Cancer Screening

There are more cases of prostate cancer than any other major cancer.  Every three minutes an American man finds out he has prostate cancer.  African American men are twice as likely to get prostate cancer and twice as likely to die from it. 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.  Take action now. Men over 40 or with a family history with prostate cancer should get screened.  Talk with your provider or come out for a free screening.

 

When:  Satruday, September…

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Added by Michelle A. Hubbard on August 28, 2012 at 1:25pm — 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…

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Added by Barbara Swiatek on August 28, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Northwestern Mutual Foundation Donates $10,000 to Support Colorado Springs-Based Citizen Soldier Connection

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation, through its Community Service Award program, is donating $10,000 to support Citizen Soldier Connection. Citizen Soldier Connection is a Colorado Springs-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing friendship and support to the soldiers and military families stationed at Fort Carson.

 

As one of only 26 recipients nationwide to be honored through the Community Service Award program in 2012, Kevin Kaveney, Managing Director of…

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Added by Northwestern Mutual on August 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ten Reasons Why You Should Become a Trained and Certified Tax Volunteer

 

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking community volunteers to provide free tax help to qualified individuals during the tax filing season.



Managed by the IRS, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs are community based partnerships that provide free tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, seniors, people with disabilities and those with limited English skills. If you are…

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Added by Karen Connelly on August 27, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Marketing is Marketing...make your own path

My novel TWISTED ROOTS launched June 19, 2012 and had already sold over 500 book before then.  Mostly it was due to spending hours on social media.  Yes, my publisher is working as well on my behalf, but let's face it, I'm a nobody.  Well at least I was a nobody.  :-)  

As word got out (by me), those new friends began messaging me about my book and I started taking reservations for the pre-release books.  That's all it took--that and a well written, good book.  

I spent…

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Added by Shelly Goodman Wright on August 25, 2012 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Westin Wins State!



Westin Stieglitz, 8th grader at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, had a busy summer!  He took 1st place in the 200 & 400 Freestyle Events in the Colorado State Championship swim meet, and placed…

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Added by Janet Dinnen on August 24, 2012 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Smoking with a BBQ grill

There is a misconception that you need a high priced grill in order to smoke foods on it. 

Although the higher priced grills such as ceramic grills or wood pellet grills that we carry at Colorado BBQ Outfitters do make it extremely simple with great results, it is not necessary to have one to still make great smoked foods on your deck or patio. 

The key to being able to get good results from smoking foods is simple. First, you must have something that can hold…

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Added by Colorado BBQ Outfitters on August 24, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Colorado College Uses Solar Raft to Conduct River Research

Four Colorado College researchers have begin the next segment of their Colorado River expedition, crossing the inland sea of Lake Powell and then continuing on to explore the depths of the Grand Canyon on a solar raft. Powered by four solar panels and an electric motor with a maximum capacity of six horsepower, the solar…

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Added by Leslie Weddell on August 24, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Corner Mechanic Car Care Tip of the Week

The “Golden Years”  200,000 Miles and Going Strong!

You’ve seen it in church…”all those married for 50 years or more, please stand up”…we all sit in utter amazement and admiration…then the pastor qualifies his request…”now, all of…

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Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on August 24, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Bonsai Show & Exhibition

The Pikes Peak Bonsai Society will host its anual Bonsai Show at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.  There is no charge for the show.  Local bonsai artist will display trees they have created over the years.  There will also be a demonstration of bonsai techniques on both days.  Workshops will be held at 3 p.m. each day.  The cost of the workshop is $25.  You will receive a very nice bonsai tree and…

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Added by William M. Fox Jr on August 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Bullying Problem? The Adventures of Tempest & Serena

As a child, I loved books in all shapes and sizes. 

I remember the summer between third and fourth grade, I would go to the library and take out piles of books…and sit reading in the back yard…all day long! …

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on August 23, 2012 at 10:26pm — 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…

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Added by Barbara Swiatek on August 22, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

VANGUARD EARNS TOP ACT AVERAGE IN COLORADO SPRINGS

Students at The Vanguard School continue the tradition of achieving high scores on the Colorado ACT according to data recently released from the Colorado Department of Education. Vanguard students have consistently earned a composite score higher than a 26 every year that they have taken the test. This year, they earned a 26.8, making them the top performing high school in Colorado…

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Added by Janet Dinnen on August 22, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

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