Monday, July 20, 2009

The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund benefit July 25th

Miss & Master Patriotic Colorado Pageant 2009

The 3rd Annual Miss & Master Patriotic Colorado Pageant will be held on July 25, 2009
at Pikes Peak Community College – Centennial Campus Theatre in Colorado Springs.
The purpose of the Miss & Master Patriotic Colorado Pageant is to raise funds for the
Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, which provides college grants and financial
assistance to surviving children and spouses of our U.S. military service members who
have lost their lives in the conflicts after September 11th war as well as severely
disabled service members families.

Age groups range from 0-23 years old, and no make-up is allowed on
contestants ages 12 and under. Competitions include On-Stage Introductions
(ages 4 and up), Casual/Patriotic Wear, and Formal Attire. Optional competitions
include Most Photogenic, Coloring Contest, Creative Drawing Contest, Essay,
Ticket Sales, and Fundraiser Award. Active duty military families receive ½ off the $100 entry fee. If you are entering more than 1 child, take ½ off each additional entry fee.

Please turn in your entry form no later than July 11th. Additional information can be
found at or contact Tiffany Sawyer @ 719-650-2440.
The Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund (EIN: 20-4526203) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit
organization that provides financial and emotional support to U.S. military children and
spouses affected by the war on terrorism. The program has been further expanded to
include families of severely disabled veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and
Operation Enduring Freedom. CFSRF was founded in 2003 to honor our service men
and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our continued freedom. For more
information on the CFSRF please visit: or


Company press release:

After several months of beta testing, consumer and business feedback, and subsequent improvements in Summit County, Colorado - blirp!, a "community oriented" FREE service that helps both small business owners and consumers via green "Shout Outs" - expands statewide.

What in the world is a “blirp!” "blirp! - a short alert or simple notification. A
hybrid word derived from blip and blurb." blirp! is a dynamic, green, Internet-based service that allows small business owners to effectively tap the power and low-cost aspects of the Internet to successfully reach a local audience in their neighborhood with special promotions and offers. blirp! removes the burden of email management and Internet marketing for the small business owner, while keeping the basic business package on blirp! FREE.

Consumers can always subscribe to blirp! for FREE to receive local, money-saving, green "Shout Outs." Shout Outs contain UNADVERTISED offers and specials for their zip code from their local businesses and are sent as a daily or weekly email; consumers decide the frequency. Shout Outs contain a few random offers listed in the email with a special link to the blirp! site with ALL the available offers for the zip code they have selected.

Why do this?
In this economic slump, both small businesses and consumers need a helping hand. Small businesses are the economic lifeblood of most of our communities, and the ability for them to communicate their message regularly to a local audience is of utmost importance. However, advertising is one of the first things reduced or eliminated by
a small business owner when cash flow decreases, sometimes creating an unfortunate downward spiral. That is why we offer a FREE basic business package, to try and help out businesses in each community.

Digital delivery via the Internet is a green way to greatly reduce the costs of getting a message out, and can help supplement a traditional advertising strategy. But that digital delivery needs to effectively and regularly reach a local audience, which has been the problem for most local businesses, until now. blirp! solves this problem by bringing the small business owner and local consumer together with our "community oriented" service. And blirp! is an inexpensive way for a business owner to test and gauge consumer response to an idea or offer, before making a larger investment in a traditional advertising campaign.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The School of Rock hits the Road

Denver’s “Paul Green School of Rock Music” proud to announce
4 local students selected for Northwest “Woodstock tribute” tour

Denver’s Classic Rock music scene is growing, and teens are leading the charge. The Denver branch of the internationally famous Paul Green School of Rock music has been teaching students to perform the classics since January of ’08 and the school’s performances have included tributes to funk, reggae, punk, The Who, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and many others.

This summer, 4 students from the local Denver branch have been selected by audition to join students from other School of Rock branches (Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake) to embark on a multi-city two-week tour of the Pacific Northwest playing a set of classic rock tunes in tribute to the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. These students, all local teenagers, are Sam Beard (guitar), Nick Chancellor (drums), Jake Furgason (guitar), and Aaron Walters (drums).

“You cannot believe how great these kids are,” said the School of Rock music director Chris Soucy. “I’m proud of our Denver students. It feels great to be able to provide an opportunity for these kids to go out on a legitimate headlining tour with other great young musicians from around the country, and it is a testament to the power rock music and how relevant the music and themes of the Woodstock generation still are today.”

Students will play shows throughout the Pacific Northwest the first two-weeks in August (Yakima, Spokane, Seattle, Bend, etc), culminating in a Portland all-day concert at a theme park on August 15th, the actual anniversary of weekend of the original Woodstock event.

Denver’s School of Rock is a local branch of the internationally renowned Paul Green School of Rock Music, with 50 branches nationwide, and the inspiration for two popular films, A & E’s “Rock School” and the runaway hit, “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black. Most recently, Denver’s School of Rock bands have been featured in the Denver Post, Channel 4 news, Westword and other local press. Denver’s School of Rock offers instruction for young musicians of any ability using classic rock music as the core curriculum and featuring professional instruction in guitar, voice, keyboard, bass and drums. The school also offers scholarships and occasional free-workshops for Denver’s young rock music enthusiasts. Nationwide, School of Rock students have performed with Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Ann Wilson (Heart), Jon Anderson (YES), Earl Slick (David Bowie), Adrian Belew (Talking Heads, Frank Zappa), and scores of others.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival - Call to Artists & Patrons

Press Release:

Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival - Call to Artists & Patrons

2nd Annual Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival. Exhaust Your Palette!
Ranging from the peaks of the Fourteeners through the headwaters of the Arkansas to historic downtown Salida, this spectacular autumn painting festival promises to be the beginning of something big and beautiful. "Come paint the Rockies with us" will be the
call to all plein air painters for years to come.

Artist Registration:
Call 719-530-9175 or visit
Pre-register by August 1: $25.00 and includes a raffle ticket.
Registration after August 1 and at the door: $30.00

Chaffee County, Colorado. (Salida, Buena Vista & Monarch)

September 17 - 27, 2009

Something for all to enjoy during the Colorado fall colors! Eleven days filled with events from the Artist Welcome Reception, daily paint outs, “Quick Draws”, workshops & exhibits where you can purchase your favorite paintings & meet the artists!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Schroll expands offerings

Company press release

Schroll Cabinets Announces New Finishes and Door Styles. Custom Matching also Now Available!

Schroll Cabinets, the region’s premier custom cabinet builder, has developed a comprehensive new line of wood finishes and door styles. Customers may also now bring in color samples and door styles for custom matching.

An array of more than 65 stains and 19 solid-color finishes make up Schroll’s exciting new finish options. Customers can mix and match finish choices with over 50 different door fronts.

In addition, Schroll customers looking for a specific color or door style can now bring in a sample, and Schroll’s craftsmen will create a custom match.

Also new is Schroll’s plywood interior option. Customers may now choose from two interiors (plywood or melamine), two drawer boxes, and three drawer slides.

“Our cabinets have always been the highest quality,” said President John Schroll. “Now we also offer the most variety and customization available anywhere.”