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Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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Take a Turkey to Work day on Nov. 16 is part of Care and Share Food Bank’s campaign to collect enough food to feed 6,000 families this Thanksgiving. Turkeys “brought to work” can be dropped off between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. at three Wal-Mart locations, the 8th Street store at 707 South 8th St.,… Continue Reading Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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If the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is replaced, it will still be made from Colorado marble. The tomb has several cracks, which cemetery superintendent John Metzler said eventually will give the tomb a “shabby” appearance. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is aghast over the proposal to junk the Tomb of… Continue Reading Colorado marble to still be used for ‘Unknowns’

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Colorado now nation’s biggest beer producer

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Colorado is known for its majestic mountain ranges, natural beauty, rich history – and now for beer. The state outpaced former first place beer producer California last year when it produced more than 23.3 million barrels or 724.5 million gallons of beer, according to newly released data from the Beer Institute. California now ranks No.… Continue Reading Colorado now nation’s biggest beer producer

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The Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra Foundation has given $500,000 to the Bee Vradenburg Foundation to disperse in support of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. CSSO Foundation Board Chair Mary Ellen McNally said transferring the money to the Bee Vradenburg Foundation was the “perfect” way to ensure responsible management and disbursement of money in future years. The… Continue Reading CSSO Foundation gives $500,000 for Philharmonic support

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Susan Greene said today she will resign her position March 31. Tim Stack, president of the Board of Directors of the CSPO, said she’s leaving to pursue personal interests. “It did not take me by complete surprise,” he said. ”Susan has dedicated most of her waking hours for 5… Continue Reading CSPO Executive Director Susan Greene to step down

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Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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Wine tasting, snacks, live music, and a celebrity autograph table will all be part of a Jeanne Taylor Parkinson’s Disease Support Group silent auction benefit next week. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7th at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Auction items include two roundtrip tickets to any… Continue Reading Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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COPPeR hires first executive director

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COPPeR, the nonprofit Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, has hired Bettina Swigger as its first executive director. She starts the job Jan. 3. Swigger has managed the Summer Arts Festival at Colorado College for three years and also has worked as the administrator for the citywide Mozart @ 250 celebration, a freelance arts… Continue Reading COPPeR hires first executive director

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Colorado prairie dogs have become controversial figures in the last decade. During the 1990s, environmental groups said sprawling development was to blame for a supposed decline of the prairie dog population. The groups petitioned the federal government to declare black-tailed prairie dogs as an endangered species. But results of a… Continue Reading Prairie dogs thriving in Colorado

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