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Special events in December Birthday Social — Thursday, Dec. 29, celebrate the month’s birthdays at noon. New Year’s Eve Celebration — Friday, Dec. 30, featuring Front Range Big Band. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30,... — Updated 12/28/2022

 

Sharing in the spirit of giving

Widefield School District 3 toy drive volunteers made a stop at the Fountain Valley Senior Center last week as they collected donated gifts that would be distributed to children in... — Updated 12/28/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Dec. 28, 1900, Mrs. Lulu Jenkins, of Chicago, was paid $4,000 in compensation for the lynching of her husband in Ripley County, Indiana. Mr. Jenkins allegedly was involved in the theft of a horse and ended... — Updated 12/28/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Dec. 21, 2006, rebel monks at the centuries-old Esphigmenou Monastery in Thessaloniki, Greece, took up crowbars and fire extinguishers to repel church-appointed monks with sledgehammers attempting to break... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Caregiver Connection groups open to public

Sangre de Cristo Community Care is offering Caregiver Connection, a resource for caregivers, at various locations. All groups are open to the public. Join to connect and learn that... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events in December Birthday Social — Thursday, Dec. 29, celebrate the month’s birthdays at noon. New Year’s Eve Celebration — Friday, Dec. 30, featuring Front Range Big Band. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30, da... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On December 14, 1997, in advance of a visit from Pope John Paul II, Cuban president Fidel Castro declares Christmas to be an official holiday for the first time since his takeover in 1959. * On December 15,... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events in December Harmonizers Christmas Performance — Thursday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. Song Spinners Christmas Show — Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30, show at 7:30. Cost is $12. Christmas Toy Drive — Tuesday, Dec.... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Rix Quinn – Chicken or egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? People have known about chickens for nearly 3000 years. Chicken drawings were even discovered on ancient pottery. Maybe that’s where we get the saying, “A chicken in every pot.... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Dec. 7, 2020, American aviator Chuck Yeager, who in 1947 became the first person to exceed the speed of sound in flight, which was approximately 662 miles per hour at his altitude of 40,000 feet, died at... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

County COVID test site relocates

On Dec. 6, the Mako COVID-19 community-based testing site located at the Citadel Mall will relocate to Colorado Springs Event Center Parking Lot, at 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909. The Citadel Mall COVID-19... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events in December Magic of Lights — Wednesday, Dec. 7. Seniors only, limited seating, $8 per person. (Corrected date) Mystery Trip — Friday, Dec. 9, leave center at 9:30 a.m. A Dickens Murder — Friday, Dec. 9, Iron... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Supplement with good potential still needs to be better studied

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a friend with multiple health problems, mostly digestive and throat issues, who has recently discovered the supplement astaxanthin through his treatment with... — Updated 11/30/2022

 

Gifts for Seniors Who Have Everything

Seniors have acquired so much “stuff” over the years that we have nearly everything we need ... and more. If you’ve held off buying a gift for a senior in your life because you don’t know what to get someone who already... — Updated 11/29/2022

 
 By Rix Quinn    Community

Rix Quinn – Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are like a distant cousin. They come to your house, surround themselves with presents, and stay a month. Then they begin to shed, and need somebody to drive them off. People often do strange things with cut trees.... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Nov. 30, 1982, Michael Jackson released his sixth solo studio album, “Thriller.” Earning a record 12 Grammy nominations and ultimately becoming the best-selling record album in music history, the title... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events in December Game Day — Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Magic of Lights — Tuesday, Dec. 7. Seniors only, limited seating, $8 per person. Mystery Trip — Friday, Dec. 9, leave center at 9:30 a.m. A Dickens... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Nov. 23, 1910, Johan Alfred Ander was convicted of murdering Victoria Hellsten during a robbery he conducted in an effort to solve his ongoing financial problems. He was the last person to be executed in Sw... — Updated 11/22/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events coming up soon Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24-27. Dinner on the Town — Nov. 23 at Old Chicago Pizza, 1579 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Meet there at 5 p.m. Fountain Valley Harmonizers are looking for a few people... — Updated 11/22/2022

 

Rix Quinn – The Bell-Shaped Curve

There’s increasing emphasis for both private and public sectors to focus on “above average” people in certain skills. This clearly eliminates 50% of the population, who fall on the left side of the “bell-shaped curve.... — Updated 11/15/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events coming up soon Thanksgiving Lunch — Nov. 17 Mystery Trip — Nov. 18 Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24-27. Dinner on the Town — Nov. 23 at Old Chicago Pizza, 1579 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Meet there at 5 p.m.... — Updated 11/15/2022

 

Pikes Peak Hospice to host Trees of Life

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care (PPHPC), the only nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider in El Paso and Teller Counties, is hosting its 38th Annual Trees of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. on... — Updated 11/8/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Nov. 10, 1969, “Sesame Street,” a TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and counting, makes its broadcast debut. Over the years, critics have blamed the show and its use... — Updated 11/8/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events coming up soon Veterans Day Lunch — Nov. 11, sponsored by United Health Care. Thanksgiving Lunch — Nov. 17 Mystery Trip — Nov. 18 Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24-27. Dinner on the Town — Nov. 23 at Old... — Updated 11/8/2022

 

Public meeting set Nov. 17 to discuss El Paso County's age friendly future

The Innovations in Aging Collaborative (IIAC), currently leading a project to make El Paso County more age friendly, is encouraging community members to participate in the centerpiece of its planning efforts: a free, half-day... — Updated 11/8/2022

 

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