December 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Friends of Cheyenne Cañon to celebrate reopening of the Park on January 4 and you’re invited!

The Park, ravaged by September flood damage, is repaired and restored and ready for visitors

North Cheyenne Cañon Park has reopened and the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon are ready to celebrate. An event to mark the healing and reopening of this great treasure in the Colorado Springs park system is planned for Saturday, January 4, 2014.

The opening celebration starts at 11:00 a.m. at…

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Added by Rosanne Gain on December 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Come celebreate Christmas with The Liberal Catholic Church!

We are a mystical church with a harmonious balance of traditional liturgy, intellectual fredom, and the ancient, inner teachings of Christianity.

Our Christmas schedule follows:

December 24 Christmas Eve

Prime 9:00

Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.

Sext 12:00 noon

Vespers 6:00 p.m. followed immediately with Creche Complin and Benediction

December 25

Nativity of Our Lord, with Octave

Santa Eucaristia 8:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist 10:00…

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Added by Father Ian Carman on December 24, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Christmas angels fulfill wishes to low income families

Many hard working low-income families, struggling just to put food on the table, find this time of year difficult.  Finding the extra money to afford gifts for their children is a struggle.  Thanks to local businessman, Michael Morrow of Summit Financial Network, for being the “glue” by connecting SKSF to the GRASP…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on December 23, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

SPRING BREAK IN MEXICO!!

 Hola Everyone,
    

     This is Steve and Sheilah Shapiro.  You probably know our PASSION for leading groups to Mexico with "Travel With A Purpose." …
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Added by Steve R Shapiro on December 20, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Sponsors Provide Christmas for Greccio Families

The holiday lights, decorated Christmas tree, the smell of a yummy meal cooking and gifts around the house are all part of what most of us know about Christmas.  What happens when you’re barely making ends meet to pay rent and won’t be able to purchase gifts? The thought of not being able to give your…

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Added by Kelly Jackson on December 20, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Giving the Gift of Dance

What made the adult clients at Special Kids Special Families be silent and awe-struck for over an hour?  It was the beautifully mesmerizing performance of Ballet Emmanuel, headed by Director, Erin Benson, “We loved performing for everyone and they were a very fun audience!”  Erin along with Melanie Dexter, Alyssa…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on December 20, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Boy Scouts Work Toward Art Merit Badge at Fountain Valley School

Members of Boy Scout Troop 275 arrived at the Art Barn at Fountain Valley School of Colorado bristling with curiosity and eager to work toward earning their art merit badge. FVS artist-in-residence Jeff Brown gave the boys, grades 1-5, a tour of the facility beginning in the Bedford gallery where the Fountain Valley…

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Added by Fountain Valley School on December 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Puck Stops Here: Accessible Sled Hockey

The Puck Stops Here: Accessible Sled Hockey

The IC’s own Lisa Harrison-Hall participates in sled hockey. What is sled hockey, you ask? Sled hockey is an alternative sport that uses the rules of hockey. Players use the same equipment as in "stand-up" hockey with the exception of the skates.  Instead, they use a sled…

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Added by The Independence Center on December 19, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Christmas Activities at St. Mary's Benefit People of All Ages

The St. Mary’s High School community is a giving one. Throughout the year, students both individually and through groups and clubs find ways to help their neighbors. And of course, the Christmas season is no different.

 

This year the Youth Philanthropic Club (YPC) is reaching out to other teens. Tena Jelinek, theology teacher and YPC faculty adviser, said gifts YPC has been collecting this week will be delivered to One Nation Walking, which serves Native Americans living on…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on December 17, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Simple living, simply fun at Girl Scout summer camp

Homesteading skills summer camps open registration in January

It might be the dead of winter, but parents are already trying to map out their busy family schedules, so it is time to think camp!

Starting Jan. 22, registration for summer camp…

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Added by Girl Scouts of Colorado on December 17, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

No Problem!

So you were not able to attend the Lovett Enterprises Grand Opening? No Problem! You can still benefit; even those that don't live in the Colorado Springs area!…

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Added by Ray Lovett on December 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Former SMHS Coach John Gagliardi Honored for Contributions to College Football

At St. Mary’s High School it is said that once you’re a Pirate, you’re always a Pirate. So while legendary college football coach John Gagliardi is more than 60 years removed from his time coaching at St. Mary’s, he’s still part of the family.

 

On Thursday, Dec. 12, Gagliardi will receive the National College Football Awards Association’s (NCFAA) Contributions to College Football Award. Gagliardi, who retired from St. Johns University in 2012, is college football’s all-time…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on December 14, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments

At St. Mary’s High School it is said that once you’re a Pirate, you’re always a Pirate. So while legendary college football coach John Gagliardi is more than 60 years removed from his time coaching a…

At St. Mary’s High School it is said that once you’re a Pirate, you’re always a Pirate. So while legendary college football coach John Gagliardi is more than 60 years removed from his time coaching at St. Mary’s, he’s still part of the family.

 

On Thursday, Dec. 12, Gagliardi will receive the National College Football Awards Association’s (NCFAA) Contributions to College Football Award. Gagliardi, who retired from St. Johns University in 2012, is college football’s all-time…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on December 14, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

School Avoidance (Part 2 of 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, we have had an increase in calls to our Family Support Line related to children refusing to go to school. If you did not read the previous blog, it would be a good place to start regarding general information on heading off school avoidance in children.

What is school avoidance? The website, Human Illnesses, defined school avoidance as “when children and teens repeatedly stay home from school or are repeatedly sent home from school, because of…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on December 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

SMHS Community Shows Giving Spirit on #GivingTuesday

The holiday season is a time for giving, and last week the St. Mary’s High School community showed it had the giving spirit. When the school announced it was participating in the first national #GivingTuesday, the response was overwhelming.

 

The goal was to collect $5,000 in donations between #GivingTuesday, which was Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 6. A generous donor offered to match that $5,000 dollar-for-dollar.

 

St. Mary’s donors not only met the $5,000 challenge,…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on December 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Springs entrepreneurs find value in Bennet’s crowdfunding forum

Fighting temps that dipped into the negative teens in some parts of El Paso County, nearly a dozen Colorado Springs entrepreneurs, startup execs, and small business owners ventured downtown earlier this month to learn a little more about crowdfunding at a forum sponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.

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Added by Kristin Lynch on December 12, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

PRO FOOTBALL CAMP OFFERS MORE THAN 100 SCHOLARSHIPS THANKS TO GENEROUS DONATIONS

One of the pillars of the Pro Football Camp organization is that any kid, no matter social economic level, can attend the camp.  On December 10th, Pro Football Camp received more than $5,300 in donations through Colorado Gives Day that will fund scholarships for kids to attend camp.   Additionally, FirstBank had an incentive fund for all non-profits who received more than 30 donations.  Pro Football Camp anticipates receiving an additional donation from FirstBank’s Colorado Gives…

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Added by Teddi Domann on December 11, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Holiday Celebration

         The December feast and meeting of the Black Forest AARP Chapter was one to be remembered.  The catered meal of turkey and ham and trimmings was supplemented by many delicious side dishes and desserts provided by the membership.  Preceding the meal an entertaining program of seasonal and classical music was provided by the Fermatas, an ensemble of recorder players.  During the meal a video of the 2013 Colorado state AARP awards presentations was shown.  This program was of special…

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Added by Stan Beckner on December 11, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Pikes Peak area Girl Scouts help victims of Black Forest Fire

Bottom row from left to right:  Ashley Krich, Madeline McWhorter, Brittany Isidore, Molly McGann

Top row from left to right:  Allyson Wedel, Elissa Watson, Brianna Temple, Cindy Petersen (leader), Kimberly Trefz…

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Added by Girl Scouts of Colorado on December 11, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Combat Veteran Proudly Serves Again as a Special Education Teacher

     Robert Florio is a United States Air Force Veteran who serves in the Air National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. He is currently preparing for the Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT). Florio has a B.S. in Special Education, with specialization in literacy, and English language…

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Added by Kimberly Yochem-Hiebert on December 11, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

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