• Longtime leader of Colorado Springs' Christmas Unlimited dies

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 16, 2017

    Bob Tretheway, the longtime leader of Christmas Unlimited, died Tuesday afternoon after several days in hospice care. Tretheway, 69, had been battling congestive heart disease for years, but he was cheerful when he spoke to The Gazette last week, declaring that when he died, it would...

  • Christmas Unlimited's longtime leader in hospice care

    Kaitlin Durbin kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 12, 2017

    When Bob Tretheway passes, it will be "with cookies in my mouth and ice cream in my hands." "I've already dictated it," the longtime leader of Christmas Unlimited said Thursday from his hospice bed at Penrose Hospital. It's the place where he says he'll end his years-long battle with...

  • AROUND TOWN: Independence Center celebrates local ADA progress

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

    July 26 is an important date in the world of those with disabilities. It was on July 26, 1990, that the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, and The Independence Center celebrated that date this year with its annual luncheon, themed "ADA: Celebrating Progress in the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Therapeutic riding center the recipient of 100 Women Who Care donation

    By Linda.Navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 28, 2017

    Five years, several hundred women and more than $150,000 donated to local nonprofits was cause for a champagne toast as 100 Women Who Care Colorado Springs met for their anniversary on July 19. The Warehouse welcomed the celebrants who are in one of 490 national chapters. "It's hard...

  • AROUND TOWN: Urban Peak's breakfast under the bridge draws 850 to help fight youth homelessness

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 27, 2017

    It's an amazing way to start the day...a seated breakfast under the Colorado Avenue bridge with 850 others learning the stories of homeless youth. Sixty-eight table captains invited co-workers, other nonprofits, friends, neighborhood associations, their running clubs and other...

  • AROUND TOWN: Survivors celebrate life, heroes at Colorado Springs Komen luncheon

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 23, 2017

    The Komen breast-cancer pink season is underway, leading to Pooches in Pink festivities Sept. 9 at Rock Ledge Ranch and the Sept. 10 Komen Colorado South Race for the Cure with several thousand runners and walkers in Garden of the Gods. First up, however, was the recent kickoff...

  • AROUND TOWN: Legacy of symphony's Bee Vradenburg continues through foundation carrying her name

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 23, 2017

    What became the Bee Vradenburg Foundation was launched in 2002 with an arts summit at Penrose House, and the foundation's 15th anniversary June 12 was celebrated in the same elegant setting. "Bee would have been so proud that we are here," said son George Vradenburg III. For 50...

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