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The VFW is offering 2013 calendars that enter you in a drawing for every day of the year. The fundraiser calendars, which benefit the VFW, are $20 each.

The smallest prize on any given day is $40. There will also be 2 drawing for $1,000 and 8 drawings for $100 each. If you win a prize, your name remains in play for all future drawings throughout the year.

A total of 6,000 calendars have been printed for this program. If you'd like to get in on it, call Dave Stone at 719-391-9470,

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By Ed Duffy

UPDATE 12/5/2013 - NEW LOCATION

Larry Rothzeid has been building his own custom computers since the mid 1990's. In 2007 he took apart his first Mac. He was so impressed with the elegance and simplicity of them, he never went back to PC's. Now he works on and sells Macs and Apple products exclusively, at Mac Corner in Colorado Springs.

It was only a few years ago that if you had a problem with your Apple computer and wanted it fixed locally, there was about one place to go. You dropped it off, and if you were lucky, they could get around to looking at it in a few days, then a week or so later, it might be ready for pick up. These days, with the explosion of Apple products on the market, there are choices and competition. Mac Corner entered the market in late 2011. In fact they just celebrated their first anniversary at 4188 Center Park Drive (southwest corner of Fountain and Murray).

Owners Larry and Marlene Rothzeid are very aware that going without your computer (or iPhone or tablet), whether for business or personal use, can be very stressful. So, they strive to get you back up and running same day or next day. Sometimes they can even make the repairs while you wait. They keep commonly needed parts and software on hand and use state of the art testing equipment and software and even some diagnostics they fashioned themselves. "We want to fix the right problem the first time." Larry explained. Anyone can guess. Actually addressing the right issue saves time, money and ultimately is a better deal and experience for the customer.

In addition to Apple product repairs, Mac Corner also offers refurbished machines. Larry likes to say they carry Apple computers at PC prices. All the refurbished computers they sell come with a 90 day warranty and an optional 1 year extention. 

You'll also find accessories for iPhones, iPads, iPods; including custom colored glass that can be installed while you wait. Yes, they have accessories for the iPhone 5.

The Rothzeids are excited about the success and growth they've experienced in 2012 and look forward to new challenges and further growth in 2013 and beyond. You'll find the Mac Corner at 4188 Center Park Drive in Colorado Springs. They're open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. Visit them on the web at MacCorner.com

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Carol's Creative Glass is now open at 372 Main Street in Security, Colorado, next to SS Subs in the Security Shopping Center.

Carols offers stained glass, gifts and supplies. In addition, they'll be offering classes soon, so you can make your own custom stained glass creations.

Winter hours are from 10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday and from noon to 5pm Sunday.

You can reach them at 719-233-7334 or visit them on the web at CarolsCreativeGlass.com.

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Press Release (PPWFC)

Colorado Springs, CO – The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) today announces that Mr. Bob Gemignani has joined the Center as a Business Specialist.

“Bob comes to us with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the Colorado Springs area and has a strong background in business development and project management”, says Dana Barton, Director of Business Relations and Employment Development.  “Bob’s expertise in sales and his desire to help others, especially local businesses, is a great addition to the PPWFC business team.”

Bob will work with other business team members to ensure local business know the value the workforce center can offer to their companies.  In addition to helping businesses find the skilled workforce they need, PPWFC is the administrator of several training grants that can help subsidize employee skills upgrades.

Mr. Gemignani’s most recent position was as a Sales Representative for Katzke Paper Company. He has a B.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of New Mexico and volunteers as a baseball coach at Doherty High School.

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MacVan maps of Colorado Springs has begun distribution of the 5th edition of their Fountain Valley Gold Book.

The publication is the only phone book exclusively for Security, Widefield and Fountain residents. It has both residential and business white pages as well as yellow pages, emergency numbers and maps. 

If you haven't received one yet, or you'd like an extra copy, you can pick one up at MacVan Map Store, 929 W. Colorado Ave, or at Easy Street Designs, 109 Kiva Rd, in Security.