More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Fairy gardens a magical introduction to gardening

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    If you build/grow it, they will come. That's the original magical thinking behind fairy gardens, miniature nature-scapes that incorporate plants, furniture and accessories scaled to Thumbelina size. Once upon a time, fairy gardens were primitive outdoor digs set up on mossy patches...

  • Pikes Peak Water Garden Society hosts annual sale

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Pikes Peak Water Garden Society will hold its annual water plant sale 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Printers Home, 101 S. Union Blvd. Attendees should use the north entrance on Pikes Peak Avenue just east of Union Boulevard. The society was founded in 1989 to encourage interest and...

  • Pikes Pub: Golden ticket BOLO alert

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Not to belittle the value of a VIP factory tour by off-the-charts-creepy/compelling Willy Wonka, as played by Gene Wilder (that boat ride still haunts us), but this-a-here Golden Ticket is much more our style: Denver, CO – May 28, 2015 – This week Breckenridge Brewery slipped Golden...

  • Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby hits Colorado Springs streets

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    8 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. June 7, East Costilla Street between El Paso and Wahsatch streets; or 481-2424 Glenn Scott built his first Soap Box Derby car with his son in the late 1960s for a race in his then-hometown of Dallas. The duo didn't cruise off with a trophy that...

  • Don't sweat it

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    In arid Colorado, perspiration - even during summer - isn't nearly the lifestyle issue it is in the Deep South. Breaking a sweat here can take work. Hiking the Manitou Incline, for instance. For people who suffer from a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis, though, excessive...

  • Potholed? Channel it into verse for The Gazette's poetry contest

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Traditionally, the language that potholes inspire us to produce isn't suitable for print. And who can blame us for being a little testy? Relentless rain has riddled the roads and turned commutes into gut-jarring, coffee-spilling, alignment-wrecking obstacle courses. Sounds like a...

  • Colorado Springs children's author returns home, with new book

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Best-selling children's author Dian Curtis Regan grew up in Colorado Springs, attended District 11 schools and was working downtown when she met her husband, a New York boy lured west by the mountains. "We got married and his job took us all over, to different states and even to...

  • Colorado Springs Bible organization got its start with Gospel of John in wilds of India

    Updated: Sun, May 24, 2015

    More than a century ago in the wilds of northeast India, a single copy of the New Testament Gospel of John arrived by mail runner in a village of the Hmar, a warlike tribe of the "worst headhunters" ever encountered by British colonists. By the time the Welsh missionary who'd sent the...

  • Pikes Pub: Get your Feast of St. Arnold tickets

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    This guided imagery exercise is brought to you by the patron saint of beer, and rain: - Take a deep breath (in through the nose, out through the mouth) relax your body and open your mind. - Feel the sun as it grills your skin in a good way, because you remembered to wear sunscreen....

  • Photo contest: Be part of 'Quintessential Colorado' 2015

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Living in a photogenic state, full of photogenic landscapes and people doing photogenic things, can be tough on a photographer. When every shot (save accidental selfies) seems worthy of postcard treatment, how do you pick a favorite? Send us your best "Quintessential Colorado" photo...

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