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Spaghetti dinner to benefit senior center

Faith Lutheran Church, 315 Security Blvd., is having a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-7 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Fountain Valley Senior Center... — Updated 10/5/2022

 

Meetings on making El Paso County "Age Friendly" scheduled during October

El Paso County citizens will have four opportunities in October to contribute their ideas on how the county can best enhance quality of life for its older residents. The Innovation... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

Donations sought for seniors' Thanksgiving

Silver Key needs your help to fill Bountiful Bags for Thanksgiving throughout the entire month of October! For 26 years, Silver Key has invited the community to help make the holida... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first televised presidential address, asking Americans to cut back on food to help starving Europeans. He requested that the public voluntarily forgo meat on... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events coming up soon Annual Trunk or Treat for Seniors — Friday, Oct. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. Holiday Craft Fair — Saturday, Dec. 10. Limited tables are available. For more information... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Sept. 26, 1945, Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, a U.S. Army officer with the Office of Strategic Services in Vietnam, is shot and killed in Saigon. Dewey was the head of a seven-man team sent to Vietnam to search... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Rix Quinn    Community

Rix Quinn – Where is my hair?

Many male friends tell me, “I am losing my hair. What can I do about it?” I suggest they do what I did… get rid of your mirror. But seriously, I understand their plight. I still shed mountains of hair daily, much of it from... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Senior Center on Parade

The Fountain Valley Senior Center participated in an enjoyable Widefield Community Parade on Sept. 24. The annual event has been a tradition in Widefield School District 3 for many... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events coming up soon Annual Trunk or Treat for Seniors — Friday, Oct. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. Holiday Craft Fair — Saturday, Dec. 10. Limited tables are available. For more information ca... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Sept. 21, 2008, the last game at historic Yankee Stadium -- “The House That Ruth Built” -- is played. In the finale, the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 7-3, as future Hall-of-Famer Mariano... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Rix Quinn    Community

Rix Quinn – Revisiting old nursery rhymes

As I get older, I try to learn something every day. That’s not always possible, because some days I just watch reruns. I’m not alone in this mission. My friend Lucas spent months trying to read deeper meanings into old nursery... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events this month Dinner on the Town — 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Texas Roadhouse, 595 8th St., Colorado Springs. Diversus Health — 2:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22. Presentation on living with uncertainty. Learn the... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Sept. 14, 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot in Buffalo, New York. When McKinley was operated on, doctors had failed to find the bullet, and gangrene soon spread throughout his... — Updated 9/13/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Coffee and Donuts – Monday thru Friday starting at 8:00 a.m. – donations welcome, donuts are .50 cents. Come join us and shoot the breeze, chew the fat, spread some gossip. Bingo – Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. Cash... — Updated 9/13/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Sept. 7, 1936, Charles Harden Holley is born in Lubbock, Texas. Performing under the name Buddy Holly, he left behind a rock ‘n’ roll legacy that includes “That’ll Be the Day” and “Maybe... — Updated 9/6/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Senior Center bus vandalized On the night of Aug. 25, Fountain Valley Senior Center was vandalized and one of the buses that is used to transport Seniors to medical and other... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
 By Rix Quinn    Community

Rix Quinn – My favorite meal

Here’s a great question from a Texas reader: “Why is the pizza round, the box square, and the slices cut into triangles?” This is a complicated question for me. In school, I had so much trouble with geometry they put me in a... — Updated 9/6/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

On the night of Aug. 25, Fountain Valley Senior Center was vandalized and one of the buses that is used to transport Seniors to Medical and other necessary appointments was... — Updated 8/31/2022 Full story

 
 By Rix Quinn    Community

Rix Quinn – Superstitions

Throughout the ages, our forefathers – and foremothers too – have been told that certain things bring bad luck. As a kid, I always heard “If you step on a crack, you’ll break your mother’s back.” I’m relieved to repor... — Updated 8/30/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Aug. 24, 1814, during the War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops enter Washington, D.C., and burn the White House in retaliation for the American attack on the city of York in... — Updated 8/23/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Part-time Transportation Driver needed: Fountain Valley Senior Center is looking for a professional, responsible individual who has a passion to serve seniors with their transportation needs. This job is 15-26 hours a week, Monday... — Updated 8/23/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Part-time Transportation Driver needed: Fountain Valley Senior Center is looking for a professional, responsible individual who has a passion to serve Seniors with their transportation needs. 15-26 hours a week, Monday thru Friday... — Updated 8/17/2022

 

Rix Quinn - The history of money

My friend Judy asks, “If money doesn’t grow on trees, then why do banks have branches?” This is such a good question, I consulted two experts: a friend who owes his bank money, and another guy whose desk faces an ATM machine.... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Aug. 17, 1993, Random House agrees to pay Gen. Colin Powell an advance of about $6 million for the rights to his autobiography, “My American Journey.” Powell’s book became the fastest-selling book in... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

Seniors' movement takes aim at loneliness 'plague'

COLORADO SPRINGS - A national movement to shake up older Americans' approach to retirement is taking aim at one of the most serious problems plaguing many seniors: loneliness. The... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

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