Biz buzz:
Realty diaper campaign; Gold Hill models

       Harris Group Realty has started a “No Bare Bottoms” campaign to help
       provide diapers for needy children in the community.
       Continuing through March 20, “we'll have a playpen in our lobby in the hopes of filling it to help organizations such as The Life Network, Tessa & KPC Daycare,” said Barbara Harris. “We'll even go and pick them up if people are willing to donate but can't come to our office.”
       The address is 2950 Professional Place, Ste. 205.
       For more information, call 227-9900.
       The public will have a chance to see the insides of the first homes at the Gold Hill Mesa subdivision starting Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       The eight recently completed single-family residences are on a new street just north of Lower Gold Camp Road, about a quarter-mile east of 21st Street. They will represent variations of two series of home designs by John Laing Homes that are available on the first 54 lots of Filing 1, according to D. Wendal Attig of Gold Hill Mesa.
       A ninth structure, a multifamily style, is under construction, with the foundations just now being poured, he said.
       After March 10, the homes will be open for viewing on a daily basis, a John Laing representative said.
       For more information, call 235-5449 or go to the or websites.
       As renovation crews work on the exterior of the Red Rock shopping center, some stores may appear inaccessible at times, but this is just part of the project, and all businesses are keeping regular hours.
       An example is the Bookman bookstore, where scaffolding has seemed to nearly block the entrance at times.
       The upgrade project, implemented by the center's ownership to include new sign bands above the businesses and better lighting in the parking lot, started in January is expected to continue through the end of March.
       The center is in the 3100 block of West Colorado Avenue.
       In an opening timed for the switch to Daylight Savings the next day, artist Laura Reilly will unveil new oil paintings at her Old Colorado City gallery Saturday, March 10. The opening reception, free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
       Titled “The Poetry of Light,” the exhibition will continue through March.
       Reilly's gallery address is 2616 W. Colorado Ave #4.
       The phone is 471-1360.
       Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs, which is headquartered on the Westside, will hold one of its thrice-a-year Doll Sales Friday-Saturday March 9-10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a storefront at 2340F Montebello Square Drive.
       There will be a large variety of doll furniture, clothes and popular modern and vintage dolls, according to Laura Marth of Goodwill.
       Coordinated by Goodwill volunteers, the Doll Sales help raise money for Goodwill programs.
       For more information, call 635-4483.

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