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32 Years of Framing in Colorado Springs

By Karen Rivera

In 1980, three friends wanted to open a custom frame shop remodeled a Victorian home on Boulder Street between Nevada and Tejon. However, before they opened, it burnt to the ground. They moved to 725 North Tejon, but never changed the name. Terry Henderson bought the gallery 20 years later, continuing its excellent reputation as a custom-framing business. Three years later, he met Jennie and he will swear he did not know that she had been a Certified Picture Framer in California for over 25 years. They married and have since built the business into much more than it was.

In February of 2009, Jennie and Terry saw the opportunity to buy their own building with a lot more room to expand. They purchased 206 North Tejon, the old Novis Frame & Art, and moved to their current location. The move allowed them to showcase local artists in all forms of media, including original art, photography, both decorative and functional pottery, and jewelry.
 
The move also enabled them to offer scanning and reproduction of artwork and photography, providing quality Giclees using the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

For more information visit www.BoulderStreetGallery.com

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Reilly to their board of directors.

Reilly is the general manager of the Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota dealership in the Powers Auto Park and the regional performance manager for all the other Larry H. Miller dealerships in Colorado. He has been with the organization for 23 years.

For more information on the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado visit www.BBBSC.org

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Chad Parker of Colorado Springs has been appointed a full-time agent for American Family Insurance Group, according to Danette Trujillo, district sales manager for the company.

Parker opened an office at 2130 S. Academy Blvd Ste 200 on January 2, 2012. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, evenings by appointment.

Parker has been a Colorado Springs resident for 25 years. He is a 5th generation Colorado native and graduate of Peyton High School. He successfully completed the 24-month American Family Insurance Agent-in-Training program under the mentoring of Agent John McDonald of Security, Colorado.

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Want to know what the weather's like in Fountain? Just go to KRDO's new neighborhood weather live web cam hosted by KW Schramek Landscaping Materials on Southmoor Drive in Fountain. The Schrameks became hosts and sponsors of the live feed on Tuesday. See the live feed here.

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FOR THE EVERYDAY ADVENTURER
Charlotte-based business expands its reach to Colorado Springs

Press Release – On Saturday, 24 March, Charlotte, NC based SOF WODs will conduct a special operations style training and adventure challenge course in Colorado Springs, CO.  The Phase 1 course, called “The Gauntlet” offers a unique opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts, workout buffs and military hopefuls alike to partake in Spec Ops challenges with several objectives based on a single mission.

The Gauntlet fuses the concepts of military-style challenges with simulated Special Operations missions, culminating in a unparalleled physical and mental gut check. Designed and run by SOF Operators, Phase I is not a race, a workout or a gear testing ground; it is a team mission.  Participants must be prepared to take on the natural challenges of their host city while completing multiple objectives as a small unit. 

Phase I will immerse participants into 18 hours of Special Operations selection style evolutions and Field Training Exercises (FTX) that are usually reserved for the military elite.  Participants will begin with skill clinics on various topics required to complete the city’s challenge, such as water confidence, swimming, proper running and rucking techniques. Skill training is supplemented with lectures on the essentials of good teamwork, leadership and mental fortitude. Once the stage is set, the mission will be briefed to team leaders, comms will be distributed, and it’s game on! 

The Gauntlet will kick off at 0800 on Saturday, March 24th at Driven Strong Crossfit. Driven Strong Crossfit is located at 1107 Garden of the Gods Rd W., Colorado Springs, CO. For more information, call 602.423.4754.

SOF WODs (aka South Charlotte CrossFit) is owned and operated by service-disabled veteran Jeremy McDonnell, who served in the United States Air Force as a Pararescueman - an Elite Special Operations Unit.  SOF WODs offers daily CrossFit workouts in conjunction with their specialized military challenge courses designed for Special Operations hopefuls and adventure seeking individuals. To learn more, log onto www.SOFWODs.com.