Updated: 06/04/2012 - Silver Key says in the past few months, its pantry shelves have been depleted and last week, for the first time, they had to refer seniors to other agencies when they asked for emergency food assistance. The organization says it needs donations including: Canned Tomato Products, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Rice, Canned Meats, Canned Fruits, Cereal, Dried Beans, Crackers, any Gluten Free Items, Low or No salt Items, Sugar Free Items, and Organic Items Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Silver Key office at 2250 Bott Avenue, Colorado Springs, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Posted: 06/01/2012 - It can be scary for parents to think about their kids being out in the world without Mom or Dad by their side--but parents can make sure their kids are armed with the best information to protect themselves from stranger danger. Check out this link to see some tips on how to talk to your kids about staying safe with strangers.
Posted: 05/31/2012 - How would you react if you saw a swarm of bees at your house or business? Bee experts ask that you stay calm, don't spray them, and call a local beekeeper or beekeeping club to come catch the swarm. They will catch them for free. They say the bees are important to keep around in order to protect our nation's food production. To find a local beekeeper or club visit: www.bees-on-the-net.com www.pikespeakbeekeepers.org home.comcast.net/~high.land.beekeeping.club
Posted: 05/28/2012 - Register online at www.GoVoteColorado.com Register in person at any of the four Clerk & Recorder’s Office locations: North Branch—Union Town Center – 8830 N. Union Blvd. (Research Pkwy. and Union Blvd.) Main Office—Citizens Service Center – 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202 Downtown Central—Centennial Hall – 200 S. Cascade Ave., lower level (Cascade Ave. and Vermijo) Southeast Branch—5650 Industrial Place (Powers and Airport) Download a Colorado Voter Registration Form from the website www.GoVoteColorado.com and submit it to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office by mail (must be postmarked by May 29, 2012), fax, or scan and return it by email (must be received by the Election Department by 11:59 p.m. on May 29). Fax: (719) 520-7327 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ever heard of the boy named Sue? Meet the cat named Bella. Bella received his name when he was mistaken for a girl cat...turns out this not-so-little girl is actually a boy. Bella is secure enough in his masculinity that he still answers to his feminine name!
Bella, 6 years old, had to be given up after his previous owners moved away. He and his brother George are looking for a new forever home. Though preferable to remain a package deal, Dream Power is willing to work with prospective owners who can only adopt one.
Bella has spent time around kids and dogs, and gets along with both--so no need to worry about him fitting in!
Want to learn more? Call Dream Power at 390-7838 or watch the video below.
PET OF THE WEEK: Bella The Fella
Posted: 05/21/2012 - "Take 25" Child Safety Fair is this Friday, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. It will take place at 105 E. Vermijio Avenue. This is a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Kidpower, CSPD, El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office. Mcgruff will be there to entertain the children. They can also participate in fingerprinting and have their pictures taken. Chick-Fil-A will serve food for free.
Updated: 05/20/2012 - Tonight, Coloradans will be treated to a spectacular show in the sky courtesy of Mother Nature. An annular (ring-shaped) eclipse will be visible within a narrow corridor of the Earth's northern hemisphere--and though Colorado will not be in the path of the "ring of fire," it will be within the range to see a significant portion of the eclipse. For optimal viewing, NASA suggests standing under a tree to watch "the sight of a thousand ring-shaped sunbeams swaying back and forth on a grassy lawn or sidewalk." Though beautiful, eclipses can be dangerous for your eyes if not viewed properly. Before you cast your eyes to the sky, click here for tips to ensure a safe viewing experience. The eclipse will be visible beginning just before 6:30 p.m. and will peak at 7:30 p.m.