Home & Garden

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

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…

Arbor Day Festival in Fountain

Friends of Fountain Mesa Park would like to invite you to join us for this years Arbor Day Celebration. The City of Fountain Parks Department will be planting 10 trees with the help of volunteers.  Arbor Day is a holiday dedicated to growing trees. People participate both individually and as a part of groups around…

Colorado Springs St Jude Dream Home Giveaway

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital will give away a new home valued at $350,000 on June 10,2016 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on KKTV 11 News in Colorado Springs.    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 homes…

How to Organize Your Refrigerator

By: Courtney Craig Leftovers gobbling up space in your refrigerator? Here are some tips for keeping things organized, efficient, and tasty. A well-organized refrigerator keeps food fresh longer and lets you grab and go faster. Before you unpack groceries, spend a second thinking about the right place for everything. Here are common sense ways to…

Fire-Free Holiday Season Reminders

DENVER —The holiday season is a joyous time but unfortunately, it presents many opportunities for home fires to occur. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) urges Colorado families to remember the importance of fire safety and prevention. Christmas trees are involved in approximately 400 fires annually, according to the National Fire Protection…

Fall Clean Sweep in El Paso County

El Paso County Environmental Services and El Paso County Public Health are co-hosting a Fall Clean Sweep event to make it easy to properly dispose of household hazardous waste items. The free collection event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd, at the Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of…

Free Electronics Recycling Event

Do you have old computers, laptops, printers and other electronics you no longer need? The Better Business Bureau, in partnership with Ent, Blue Star Recyclers, Navakai and Fox 21, is sponsoring free electronics recycling events next month. The business event will take place on Friday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the…

Garage Sale and Graham Rentals

Graham Rentals and U-haul local companies in Fountain will be holding a garage sale on November 1st and November 2nd, 2014 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on both days. The garage sale will be located at 7365 Southmoor Dr, Fountain CO 80817.  Items include tools, clothes, furniture, golf clubs, books, pet cages, wood tables,…