December 2014 Blog Posts (35)

St. Mary's Grad Honors Mom, Raises Money at NYC Marathon

As 2015 draws near, many are contemplating goals and resolutions and bucket lists. Brendan Trimboli, a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, crossed off a bucket list item in 2014 when he finished the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. Spectators at the event must have wondered about his story since he ran most of the marathon wearing the patch. But as their imaginations wandered, it’s unlikely they would have come up with the real story—that the eye patch was a way to honor his mother,…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on December 31, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

How Cold Weather Affects Your Pet



Colorado temperatures—as we know so well—tend to vary wildly. It may be 70 degrees on Monday, but by Tuesday, it’s a chilly 7 degrees! That’s why it’s important to remember our pets at this time of year. Let’s talk about the ways to keep your pets healthy and happy this winter season.…



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Added by Maren Williams on December 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Palmer Lake Historical Society Annual Potluck Dinner

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 6:30 PM to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, for its annual pot luck dinner and membership meeting.  As a special treat, local water color artist and…

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Added by Al Walter on December 30, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Discover Goodwill Seeks Volunteers to Lend a Hand While Changing Lives

Discover Goodwill is looking for caring, service-minded individuals to assist with the transportation of program participants on a 15-passenger bus.  Volunteer bus assistants must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma/GED or higher education, and be willing to participate in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Management, Safety and Client Confidentiality courses. Trainings and certifications will be conducted and covered by Discover Goodwill.…



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Added by Bradd Hafer on December 30, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

Protect your family from high levels of radon

As you welcome 2015 with New Year’s resolutions, consider one easy step that will protect the entire family’s health – test your home for radon.

In El Paso County, approximately 46 percent of all homes tested during the years 2005 - 2010 had high radon levels.  According to the American Lung Association, exposure to high levels of radon is associated with increased risks of lung cancer. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test. It is possible to lower the…

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Added by El Paso County Public Health on December 29, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Years Resolution: Trust Your Hustle

TRUST YOUR HUSTLE

By Anthony Trucks

It’s the New Year season and if you’re anything like me then the desire to make a new change for the new year is weighing heavy on your mind and heart. You want to FINALLY make this the year you stop saying you’re going to do something and actually DO it.

DO you hear it though? The little voice in your head reminding you of all the times over the years you’ve failed at accomplishing that feat? Yes, I hear…

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Added by Danica Thompson on December 29, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Strideopolis Supports Greccio

December 22, 2014 (Colorado Springs, CO) –  It’s not often a new, up-and-coming business will reach   out to support a local non-profit…Strideopolis is different!   In 2013, this new running apparel organization reached out to Greccio as a vendor for the 2013 “Run for Home 5K” and has continued to support Greccio’s mission ever since.

Strideopolis owner, Darin Lewandoski is an accomplished runner with 22 marathons, 4 ultra-marathons and 1 Tough…

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Added by Kelly Jackson on December 22, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

St. Mary's HS Alum Oversees Incline Repair

For more than a century, the Manitou Incline has been a part of the landscape of the Pikes Peak Region. And since 2010, before the Incline was open for legal hiking, a St. Mary’s High School graduate has been managing the historic site. Sarah Bryarly, St. Mary’s class of  1997, is a landscape architect for Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services and is the project manager for all things related to the Incline.



The Incline reopened earlier this month after being…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on December 22, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner. The Citadel has more than 150 specialty stores that hold that perfect gift. “There are only a few shopping days left before Christmas!” said Jill Lais, marketing director at The Citadel. “Even though there isn’t a lot of time left there are still plenty of gifts left! A lot of our stores are offering great deals for holiday shoppers.”

 

Don’t fret last-minute shoppers. Here are some ideas…

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Added by Red Energy Public Relations on December 19, 2014 at 4:22pm — No Comments

MOTHERS’ MILK BANK URGES NURSING MOTHERS TO GIVE THE GIFT OF DONOR HUMAN MILK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Human milk provides at-risk babies a crucial chance at optimum health

 

DENVER – December 2014 – Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB), a Colorado-based program benefiting women and babies nationwide, would like to stress the critical role human milk can play in helping premature and other at-risk babies make up developmental deficits and ward off potentially fatal threats to their health. Nursing mothers can give one of the most valuable gifts this season by…

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Added by Jennifer Nuhfer on December 18, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Holiday Pet Safety Tips from DAVMS

‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays! Friends and family are visiting more often, and your house is filled with the sights and smells of the season. Those once-a-year treats you love just might be baking in the oven right now. And chances are, if you own a pet, you are excited to integrate the…

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Added by Maren Williams on December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Teen Court and Greccio Housing Receive El Pomar 2014 Awards for Excellence

Colorado Springs, Colo. – December 9, 2014 — Every year since 1989, through the Awards for Excellence program, El Pomar Foundation recognizes exemplary organizations making a profound impact on the lives of the people of Colorado. Since its inception, the Awards for Excellence program has contributed more than $5 million in grants to more than 400 truly outstanding nonprofit…

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Added by Kelly Jackson on December 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL SELECTS PIKES PEAK ACADEMY AS ITS 2014 CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER RECIPIENT

 Money raised by Compassion staff will benefit local youth at risk

On Dec. 3, Compassion International presented a check for more than $15,000 to Pikes Peak Academy (PPA), beneficiary of the child development organization’s 2014 Christmas Fundraiser. The money raised by Compassion…

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Added by Becca Bishop on December 17, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments

SMHS Senior To Present at International Science Conference

In life, new experiences sometimes lead to opportunities that were never expected. Such is the case for St. Mary’s High School senior Aman Mital, who on Thursday, Dec. 18, will be a presenting author at the 2014 American Geophysical Union’s international conference to be held in San Francisco.



Mital will…

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Added by St. Mary's High School on December 17, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

LEADERSHIP NOW! PROVIDES GRAB-N-GO LIBRARIES FOR GRECCIO RESIDENTS

December 16,  2014  (Colorado Springs, CO) –  Reading can take you to new lands, new adventures and new opportunities!  Imagine not being able to get to the library to pick our your next favorite book.   “We want to increase access to reading materials for our residents,” said Greccio staff. “Studies have shown that access to reading materials for all ages increases literacy rates, success at work and school, and creates pathways out of poverty.”  Greccio has partnered with Leadership…

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Added by Kelly Jackson on December 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Year-End Donations to Discover Goodwill Will Lighten Your Load and Change Lives

Now is the perfect time for residents to donate their gently-used clothes and household items to put people to work in our community. Before dropping off that outgrown shirt or counter-cluttering crock pot at a donation site, however, Discover Goodwill encourages donors to consider the following:

  • Can you easily identify the agency receiving your items? Is there prominent branding and contact information for verification…
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Added by Bradd Hafer on December 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

CASA Needs Volunteers

Apply for CASA Volunteer Training by Dec. 22

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected child in the courtroom and the community. The January class features a flexible learning format, mixing an online component with classroom training.  Deadline to apply: December 22. More info at…

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Added by CASA of the Pikes Peak Region on December 15, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

The matchups become fiercer and fiercer in the quarterfinals of World Cup

The matchups become fiercer and fiercer in the quarterfinals of World Cup. Among the top three best players, Ronaldo and Neymar with different reasons left the field, but Messi is clenching his fists against Belgium. Take cheap FUT coins to experience the thrilling match in-game.

On Friday, Brazil squared off against Colombia in the quarterfinals of Word Cup. The winner would get the ticket to the semifinals. Neymar, as the face of the World Cup in Brazil, was drew all attention. In the…

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Added by david 100 on December 14, 2014 at 7:25pm — No Comments

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