December 2011 Blog Posts (88)

Another New Year!

    Another New Year's Eve, another resolution to be ya-da, ya-da, ya-da, And yet another decision whether to go out dining and dancing or to stay in and watch the ball drop on TV. What to do? 

    Tonight I'm happy to say, we're going to be out on the floor with a young crowd, moving to that good old Zumba beat. Yeah, we're going to be exercising tonight! Our only regrets on January 1, 20012, will  be physical aches and pains.  

    My prayer this day is that I make it through…


Added by Laura Pellerin on December 31, 2011 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

Come and Meet the Orchestra!

The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs has the perfect activity for families to help beat those after-the holiday’s-blues!  Bring the family and come “Meet the Orchestra”! This fun and interactive concert will be presented in an orchestra-in-the-round format, leaving plenty of space for children to move around through the orchestra during the performance of selections by Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn and more.  This concert…


Added by Sylvia Hutson on December 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

“THE” Open Mic Night with Lobo and Sheryl -January 5, 2012

Date of show: Thursday, January 5th, 2011

Doors: 6:00 p.m.        Event starts: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5--includes a $5 coupon for food or beverage good for this show only. Free to participating musicians.



It’s a veritable Who’s Who of Front Range…


Added by Stargazers Theatre on December 29, 2011 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Silver Key Holiday Open House a Huge Success

December 28, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – For over twenty years, Silver Key Senior Services enlisted the help of volunteers to brighten the holidays for seniors in Colorado Springs by providing Thanksgiving meals in November and gifts in December.  This year, Silver Key ushered in a new era in holiday celebrations…


Added by Silver Key Lorri Orwig on December 28, 2011 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

The Corner Mechanic Car Care Tip of the Week

Drive with Care in the Winter!

Winter is here and your “sleigh” needs a little extra attention!  Visibility is critical at any time of year, but particularly when you may not be able to stop…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on December 28, 2011 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment


Local spiritual leaders are asked to come together for prayer to seek the face of God for his specific will for our local area. We realize that we have elected officials who govern the city, county and state but what of the spiritual leaders in this area? What is our contribution to making our cities and county a…


Added by Apostle Ella J. Melvin on December 28, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Properly Storing Your Winter Toys

As strange as it is to hear, the holidays are already almost over. Thanksgiving and Christmas have passed, and New Year’s is just a few days away. After that, winter will end and spring will be here before you know it. When that time comes and the last flakes have melted, it is extremely important to know how to store your winter equipment properly so that everything remains in good condition. To ensure that that does indeed happen, there are a few simple things you should consider.…


Added by Matt Schex on December 27, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

McDivitt Law Firm Offers Free Cab Rides

Be smart if you're out partying on New Year's Eve! And take advantage of this offer...


A local law firm is helping to make sure New Year's Eve celebrations don't require…

Added by Bob Stephens on December 27, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

New Year's Eve Events Around Town

Got plans for the big night yet? Looking for something exciting to do on New Year's Eve? Check out this list of great…


Added by Bob Stephens on December 27, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

“How Relationships Can Heal Our Shadow” Free Marlene Milner Brown Bag Lecture

Wed Jan 11th, 2012

11AM to 1PM

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 East Colorado Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO

(event details)…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on December 25, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The ONE Campaign

As part of a Public Relations campaign, Liberty High School Students, Taylor Fish and Katie Chaney, created The ONE Campaign. The ONE Campaign focuses on the issue of how the vast majority of the 7 billion people on earth believe that they are unable to make any sort of positive impact on the world by themselves. So many people are greatly discouraged by the amount of problems there are today, and they believe that these problems are too large for one person to make a difference. The goal of…


Added by Taylor Fish on December 23, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Toys for Tots Native American Program December 2011

Colorado Springs was well represented at the 2011 Toys for Tots Native American Program toy giveaway on the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) reservation near Parker, Arizona last week.  Bill Stanley (USMC 1966-1970 and volunteer photographer for the program) and Rita Steinhauer (longtime Native American advocate) met up with the California contingent of retired Marines to distribute several thousand toys and stocking stuffers plus hundreds of books to deserving…


Added by Bill Stanley on December 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Corner Mechanic Car Care Tip of the Week

Rudolph with Your Nose So Bright, Have You had Your Headlights Polished Tonight?

In these dark days of winter, have you found that you aren’t seeing the road ahead as well as you should?  Do you feel like you are driving in a haze?  You might think one of…


Added by Honest Accurate Auto Service on December 22, 2011 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Tips to Keep Your Family Fit this Winter

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, but when temperatures drop, helping children get the daily recommended 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity can be a challenge.



Added by El Paso County Public Health on December 21, 2011 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

FREE College Planning Workshop



Parents:  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…

Added by Barbara Swiatek on December 21, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cottonwood’s Veteran’s Outreach Art Program Needs Donations

Cottonwood’s Veteran’s Outreach Art Program is just one of the many ways that we support the community. We are working closely with the Vet Center and their Mobile Unit to assist the transitions of our veterans back into society.

The Veteran’s classes are free of charge and are taught by qualified local artists from the community who volunteer their time.



Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on December 21, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Sex & The Springs - Cutting Out the Middle Man

So very often I see single women asking their girlfriends advice about men "how do you think he feels?" or "why is my man is acting a this way?".  I'm guilty of this myself as well, but have come to a new realization. Why are we so afraid to cut out "the middle man" (i.e. our girlfriends), and go directly to the source instead? When dealing with man issues it seems the last person a woman would ever ask for answers is from the man himself. We could…


Added by Miss Katey Lynn on December 21, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Drawing for Free Lizz Driscoll Fused Glass Painting at Cottonwood on Tejon

Wednesday, December 21st, Cottonwood on Tejon at 8 S. Tejon will give away a Lizz Driscoll fused glass painting. Stop in and register during their extended holiday hours.

Cottonwood on Tejon will be open M~Sat 11am to 5:30pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm through December 24th. For more information, call us at…


Added by Cottonwood Center For The Arts on December 20, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Silver Key Selects New Food Vendor


December 20, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – Silver Key Senior Services is pleased to announce that the food preparation contract for Meals on Wheels was awarded to Rocky Mountain Healthcare Services (RMHCS).  A request for proposals was released in mid August and a thorough review process was conducted.  Meal preparation by RMHCS began on November 1, 2011 and the response from clients has been overwhelmingly positive.  Chef Patrick Robinson, formerly of the Steaksmith, oversees…


Added by Silver Key Lorri Orwig on December 20, 2011 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

In Search of My Christmas

                In Search of My Christmas


                 My first memory of Christmas is that of a young child sneaking out of my bedroom to snoop around the Christmas tree only to find my brothers already there checking out the loot they were to receive that morning. We would squeeze, shake and try and…


Added by Vienna Strauss-Worthington on December 20, 2011 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

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