Home & Garden

Home decorating and improvements from organizing, landscaping to decorating from Elizabeth Alexander and FVTimes.com

City Mitigation Grants to Acquire Landslide Impacted Homes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— The City of Colorado Springs has been awarded grant funding totaling $5.9 million to acquire qualifying properties in southwest Colorado Springs impacted by landslide activity that began in 2015. Twenty-seven homeowners qualified to be included in the application for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the…

Win a Free Home in Colorado Springs

By ELIZABETH ALEXANDER Colorado Springs St Jude Dream Home Giveaway St Jude Children’s Research Hospital will give away a new home on June 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tickets for the home and many other prizes will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer. This years home is being built by Covington…

Arbor Day Event in Fountain, Colorado

FOUNTAIN, CO – Join the City of Fountain Parks Division by helping to plant trees on  Arbor Day.  This years event is at Heritage Park located off Winebrook Way.  Tree planting will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Come by and help and  make our city parks beautiful. Refreshments provided by the City of Fountain…

Spring Dumpster Days in Fountain

FOUNTAIN, CO – The Fountain Spring Dumpster Days are here!! City of Fountain Residents may pay $10 a truck load to dump certain items at 2 monitored dumpster locations for their convenience. FOUNTAIN RESIDENTS ONLY LOCATIONS: Lorraine Bldg.—301 E. Iowa (East End of Bldg) Electric Dept. Yard—6745 Southmoor Drive Locations will be open for dropoff:…

Senior Citizen Curbside Service

FOUNTAIN, CO  – The City of Fountain Street Division is pleased to help our Fountain Senior Citizens (65+) with unwanted items for Curbside Pickup.  Items will be scheduled for pickup the week of May 10, 2017. Please do not put items out more than 24-hours. • Any items left at or along the curbside, which…

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Join 15 public, private and non-profits for an ecotourism birding and nature festival that promotes conservation and education to explore the area’s natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. The festival offers over 30 unique opportunities for participants. Join an experienced field trip leader for a birding experience…

Home and Garden Show in Colorado Springs

Make this the year to turn your house into your dream home! Start at the HBA Home & Garden Show, February 24-26, at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center. Come see and feel spring as you walk through more than 6,500 square feet of unique landscape displays. Plus, find all the pros you need to…

Clean Up Week Updates in Fountain Colorado

Today is Clean up week for Countryside, Countryside North and High Gate Farms.  All items must be at the cubrside by 7:00 am on the day your area is scheduled for pick up. September 18:  Little Ranches Cleanup Day See Cleanup Week Schedule and Details    

Colorado Springs Parade of Homes Event

By Elizabeth Alexander – The Colorado Springs Parade of Homes offers the general public a first-hand look at the current trends and greatest innovations in new home design. This event showcases the latest design trends in affordable living to luxury dream homes complete with every amenity imaginable. Each home is professionally judged for a multitude…

Spring Dumpster Days in Fountain

The Annual Spring Cleanup has been moved to the fall this year but there will be dumpsters located at the Lorraine Building at 301 E Iowa and at the Electric Department at 76745 Southmoor Drive.  Both locations will be open for drop off from Monday thru Friday from May 2nd to May 13 from 10…