October 2011 Blog Posts (113)

List of local craft fairs for shopping

Ready to start your holiday shopping early? Here is a list of local craft fairs and shopping opportunities to make it easier! Just click the link and see what fits your needs... http://www.gazette.com/articles/unique-125816-fairs-gifts.html

Added by Bob Stephens on October 31, 2011 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

The Day No One Played Together: A Story About Compromise Gets a 5-Star Review


“Mommieeeeee……..Crystal won’t play with me!!!!!!”

If you have young children, I’m sure you have heard something like this before.

We are always working on…


Added by Vivian Kirkfield on October 30, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Special Mass November 2

By special request, Saint Bonaventure Liberal Catholic Church Center will hold a special All Souls Day Mass on Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to come and participate. We are at 2720 East Las Vegas Street, about a five minute drive from Acacia Park. For information please call 719-387-0308 or send an email to rev_ian_carman@catholic.org.

Added by Father Ian Carman on October 29, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

My reaction to today's Gazette Editorial



Gazette Telegraph


The editorial you reprinted from the Orange County Register on October 29th was juvenile. You headlined it “Long, Costly War Has Harmed Us All” and subtitled it ‘Let’s be careful to never repeat this.’ It reads like a school boy who thinks, by wishing it were so, and writes an essay, all wars will just stop happening.


You are fools if you think, in a world now of 7 Billion people there will not be any more protracted…


Added by Dave Hughes on October 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

"Play On!" at Air Academy High School

Air Academy High School’s theatre production will come with a laugh in their fall performance of “Play On!” by Rick Abbot. This comedic play is set in a local theatre, as an amateur theatre company rehearses for their murder mystery show, “Murder Most Foul”.  Through the midst of continuous rewrites from a contemptuous authoress, the audience views the maddening interferences, alongside the actors’ frustrations as the play begins to turn miserably wrong. Between the witty comments,…


Added by Stephanie Foster on October 28, 2011 at 7:39pm — 2 Comments

Schedule of FREE Events ~ Cottonwood's 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Open House

3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos

October 28th

5pm to 8:30 pm

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E. Colorado in Downtown Colorado Springs

Join us at for Cottonwood Center for the Arts’ Biggest Open House of the Year on 10/28 for the 3rd Annual “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) Art Exhibit and Celebration. This family friendly event offers 2 floors of…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on October 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jacqueline Pearson Hangs 3 Mixed Media Paintings for 3rd Annual Day of the Dead

Dia de los Fuego by Jacqueline Pearson

Join Jacqueline Pearson tonight at Cottonwood Center for the Arts’ Biggest Open House of the Year Celebration in honor of  “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) and…


Added by Jacqueline Pearson on October 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Is The Tooth Fairy Leaving Money Under Your Pillow?


Do you remember putting a baby tooth under your pillow at night and waking up in the morning with eager anticipation to see how much money the tooth fairy had left in place of that tooth?

Do your children carry on this…


Added by Vivian Kirkfield on October 27, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

English Department adds Diversity to After School University

After School University, a tutoring and enrichment facility for students in elementary, middle, and high school, with a focus on Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, and Computer Programming, is excited to announce an expansion of its program based on the request of many of our parents and students. We have added exciting new curriculum in…


Added by After School University on October 27, 2011 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Art Fellowship in Rome Accepting Applications ~ $14,000 Stipend + Room & Board

Rome Prize

Competition deadline: November 1, 2011.

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.

Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy's eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or… Continue

Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on October 27, 2011 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

Carlee Andrus is finalist in 2011 Sing!

Carlee Andrus is the finalist representing Colorado in 2011 Sing!, a national singing competition.  Carlee is the granddaughter of long-time Security residents Jay and Antoinette Scalfri.


Carlee is competing in honor of her grandmother Antoinette, who died from complications due to colon cancer in 2005.  The first place soloist…


Added by Charles Fowler on October 27, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments

The Corner Mechanic Car Care Tip of the Week

Is Your Mechanic ASE Certified?

Have you noticed the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence at your automotive service facility and wondered what it meant?  To become…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on October 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Local CenturyLink employees present school supplies to Pikes Peak Prep

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) employees in Colorado Springs recently organized a school supplies drive for Pikes Peak Prep, a local school founded in 2005. A group of CenturyLink employees presented the supplies to students and teachers at the school on Friday October 21st, 2011. 


Pikes Peak Prep is characterized as a “high growth, tuition-free, public charter school.” Along with the help of Pikes…


Added by Mark Bittle on October 26, 2011 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Apen Leaf

Aspen Leaf by Jacqueline Pearson


The 11" x 14" acrylic painting on stretched canvas of turning aspen leaves was inspired by a trip on the back roads of Teller County. Showing the seasonal changes, this closeup of a single branch shows fine attention to…


Added by Jacqueline Pearson on October 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Young Environmental Stewards and Smokey the Bear

YES Club by Catamount Institute is an after school science club for 4th and 5th graders that meets once a week.  Club members get to do science experiments and go on special field trips. This semester the topic has been Wildland Fire Ecology, the study of how fire can destroy but also rebuild whole ecosystems.  This past week the clubs have been visiting wildfire firefighters, the Pike Hotshots located on Mount Herman in Monument.  They also got a special visit from Smokey the Bear. Smiles all… Continue

Added by Catamount Institute on October 26, 2011 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Innovative Medicine: Research Study Helps to Create a New Family

For Sarah H., it was a research study that made all the difference. In fact, she credits the study—and the skilled doctors at University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine—for making her a soon-to-be mother.


Sarah and her husband, Chris, had been trying to conceive for more than three…


Added by Jan Graber on October 25, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Instead of Cooking, Help the Jordan Family by Eating at Garbanzo's New Restaurant in Briargate Shops

Join us tomorrow October 26th from 4 - 9 p.m. at the newest Garbanzo's restaurant in the Briargate Shops for a fundraiser for the Gian-Luc Jordan Family!

Gian-Luc Jordan, 12 years old, passed away more than two months ago after playing "The Choking Game."  Saddled with five days of extensive medical…


Added by Teddi Domann on October 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Dias de los Muertos" Artist Profile


Day of the Dead Artwork by Joe Bishop

One of Cottonwood’s favorite artists, Joe Bishop, created a large 3-D piece with painting for the 3rd Annual “Dias de los Muertos”. This is just one of a dozen pieces of installation and sculptural art that fill the…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on October 25, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Fall Back Into Fitness TODAY!!

It's that time of the year, I love fall with all the pretty leaves changing color and the cooler weather and soon snowy days, but with that comes lazy days right?  Yep we all have them, wake up to a cool morning and you'd rather spend it sipping coffee by the fireplace all cozy instead of strapping on the sneakers and heading to they gym.  Well you can do that but not every day, be sure that you take control of your health today, don't let the cooler temperatures snatch your energy and all…


Added by Victoria McCullough on October 25, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

UCCS Campus tour and a visit to the Center for Innovations in Biophysics & Energy Research

What does a college classroom look like?  What kind of activities are there on campus for students?  What information do I need for my college application?  What scholarships are available?  Is science/technology the path for me? Do you find your middle school or high school student asking these…


Added by After School University on October 24, 2011 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

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