More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Is family relevant? Film from Focus on the Family sparks controversy before hitting theaters

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    rreplaceable," a new, feature-length documentary from Focus on the Family, premieres in a special one-night nationwide screening at more than 700 theaters Tuesday, but the film championing traditional family structure and marriage has collected controversy on its way to the big screen.

  • Secondhand store yields a wealth of hats for party

    Updated: Sat, May 3, 2014

    Remember that story from last year, about a New York couple's $3 find at a garage sale turning out to be a 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl worth millions? Well, this is a little like that. Robin Thomas was looking for a unique chapeau for her upcoming Kentucky Derby party at Kissing...

  • Porch swings harken to simpler times

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    We're all born swingers, first in our parents' arms and cradles, then swing sets and rocking chairs. No matter our age, the gentle back-and-forth flirt with gravity soothes and slows us on a primal level and can make everything else seem a little more pleasant. No wonder the porch...

  • SudSisters: Colorado Springs tavern transformed into a craft brew destination

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The former Dutch Mill Tavern was the second Colorado Springs bar I visited when I flew in from upstate New York for a job interview with The Gazette in October 2012. A Springs friend chose the destination - open since 1947 at 503 W. Colorado Ave. - because it reminded him of the...

  • Explore the "Life Cycle of Wellness" at Broadmoor weekend retreat for women

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    The Broadmoor will host its third annual Women's Weekend of Wellness next month. The event, co-sponsored by the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, aims to help participants find and map a course to achieve an ideal wellness outcome, at any age. The long weekend begins with a...

  • Penrose offers free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer awareness week

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    During her regular exam and cleaning, Mary Leak's dentist noticed a red spot on the roof of her mouth and recommended a daily rinse of warm water and peroxide. The dentist also told Leak to call him if the spot was still there in two weeks. It was, but Leak never called. By the time...

  • Learn money saving tips at Gazette extreme couponing workshops

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    What is "extreme couponing?" Hint: You won't find practitioners in the express checkout lane. The concept likely translates, though, even if you've never watched the popular cable network show of the same name, which follows savvy grocery shoppers as they maximize coupons and...

  • Easter reflections from the Springs

    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Coined by author J.R.R. Tolkien, a "eucatastrophe" is a sudden plot twist near a story's close that saves the characters from certain doom, making way for a happy ending. A devout Catholic, Tolkien saw the story of Jesus as a perfect example of a eucatastrophic tale, a story of good...

  • Coalition of Colorado faith leaders steps up to support same-sex marriage equality

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The day before oral arguments began Thursday in an Oklahoma same-sex marriage lawsuit, a coalition of 215 faith leaders - including representatives from Colorado Springs - spoke up in support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The announcement Wednesday by the group,...

  • Revelry on the rooftop at Coors Field

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Denver - One thing's for sure, you can't beat the scenery from The Rooftop at Coors Field. The Front Range, the Denver skyline. And of course there's baseball, if you're into that sort of thing. "I've got a great view of the action," said Leonard Eilers, a retiree from Aurora who...

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