Home & Garden

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

Rocky Women’s Film Festival: Is Your Life too Plastic?

See the acclaimed and award winning documentaries from the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival at the Fountain Creek Nature Center’s new Blue Ray, three screen venue.  Enjoy snacks, popcorn and drinks for a small fee.  discussion following for those interested.  Geared toward an adult audience. Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 Time: 7 9m – 8:30 pm…

El Paso County Tree Recycle Program Starts January 2014

El Paso County will be hosting its annual Tree Recycling Program on Saturday and Sunday from January 4, 2014 to January 12, 2014. Trees will be ground into mulch at all locations and giving away free – bring your own tools. Equipment-loaded mulch available at Rocky Top Resources only. There are several drop off points…

Time to Blow Out Sprinkler System

by ELIZABETH ALEXANDER COLORADO SPRINGS – Temperatures are getting colder in Colorado and it is time for homeowners to get their sprinkler systems blown out.  If not done in time, pipes could freeze and burst and end up costing thousands to repair.  Blow out service costs range between $50 to $100. Most homeowners blow out…

Clean and Green Home Improvement Grants are Now Available

Clean and Green Grants are available to qualifying Fountain Valley residents. The program provides low to moderate income homeowners one time grants up to $1,000 for minor exterior home repairs, energy efficiency improvements and landscaping projects.  Funds are available for repair or replacement of doors, windows, roof, gutters, downspouts, exterior painting, trimming trees and wheelchair…

City of Fountain 2013 Clean Up Weeks

Fountain, Colorado The City of Fountain will have Clean-Up Week starting May 6 through May 15. Please do not put items out more than 24-hours prior to your scheduled day for pick-up. Any items left at or along the curbside, which are not intended for removal by the City, must be clearly marked. All items…

Tour the Bestway Recycling Center in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is home to the first full recycling sorting center in southern Colorado with the recent opening of Bestway Recycling’s material recovery facility. Be one of the first to see how the aluminum, cardboard, paper, plastics and glass put into recycle containers at home and work are separated to be reprocessed into new goods…

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will provide proper disposal of various materials free to residents.   The facility is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922 on the following dates: Saturday, August 11, 2012 Saturday, September…

City of Fountain 2012 Clean Up Weeks

The City of Fountain will have Clean-Up Week starting April 30th through May 9th, 2012. Please do not put items out more than 24-hours prior to your scheduled day for pick-up. Any items left at or along the curbside, which are not intended for removal by the City, must be clearly marked. All items must…

Recycle Toilet and Porcelain in El Paso County

Colorado Springs Utilities now crushes toilets and porcelain to use as road base to help reduce waste in landfills and to lower costs for buying new aggregate.  The new program is free which helps local residents reduce disposal costs and helps promote a more sustainable community.  Toilets, sinks and other porcelain are accepted at El Paso County’s…

2012 Fountain Neighborhood Assistance Program

Are you storing old broken furniture, appliances, and other junk items in your home, garage, or shed? Have you accumulated bags of leaves, yard clippings, tree branches, scrap wood, metal, etc. in your yard? Do you want to get rid of these items, but you don’t own a truck; can’t move the stuff by yourself;…