More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Holiday village expands, in miniature, in Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Just before their first Christmas together as a married couple in 1976, Barbara and George Millholland purchased three houses, a church, a post office and a grocery store - miniature versions, that is. The decorative pieces went up inside their home in Maryland as a celebration of the...

  • Colorado Springs pets featured in 2015 calendars

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    It's a good thing dogs don't grasp the concept of time. If they did, Precious Ginger Lee might be even more of a diva. A photo of the pure bred shih tzu, taken when she was a puppy, is the featured "dog of the day" for Aug. 3 in Workman Publishing's "365 Puppies-A-Year 2015 Wall...

  • To avoid extra holiday pounds, don't just 'let holidays happen'

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Question: How much weight does the average American gain over the holidays? Answer: a. dress size; b. 5-7 pounds; c. less than 2 pounds. Despite what you might have heard, read or suspected, the answer is c. The average person gains about 2.2 pounds per year, and while the majority...

  • Colorado Springs brewer apologizes for Twitter brewhaha

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    What is said in 140 characters or less often requires a whole lot more to adjust or unsay, if such a thing is even possible in an age of digital eternity. Still, Jason Yester would like to try. Trinity Brewing Co.'s founding brewer ignited a minibrewhaha on social media last week...

  • Coats 4 Canines helps care for pets of the homeless

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    About a year ago, Vicki Gramm and her husband stopped by the Kmart on Nevada Avenue to buy office supplies to donate to a nonprofit animal rescue group. On her way into the store, Gramm noticed a man and two large-breed dogs hunkered down in the bitter cold. "You could tell he was...

  • More Americans undertake pilgrimages in search of active faith relationship

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Wayne Kwan's life advice to his son, Brian, was simple: Never do drugs or become a lawyer. Travel, if that's what you want. Find your bliss. "I think for a lot of parents, the temptation is to live vicariously through their children. My dad just wanted to see me happy," said Brian...

  • Colorado Springs brewery caught in social media tiff; would it really leave town?

    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Beer is to blame for many a tiff, but usually only after it’s been consumed in great quantities. Something of a (sober) beer brawl broke out on social media Wednesday after Focus on the Beer published the results of its 2014 Best of Beer contest. Awhile back, the Colorado Springs...

  • ¡Mayday! and Murs bring collaboration tour to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    7 p.m. Friday, The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $20-22; 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com When veteran L.A. rapper Murs joined Miami hip-hop group ¡Mayday! for a track on the band's 2012 album, "Take Me to Your Leader," the musical chemistry was undeniable - for the artists and for...

  • Colorado Springs theater group opens in new space with 'Rhinoceros'

    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    It is perhaps fitting that Theatre 'd Art's first performance in its new space at Cottonwood Center for the Arts is Eugene Ionesco's play, "Rhinoceros," a tale about transformation - and pachyderms. "It deals with the nature of conformity and what it means to change into something...

  • Holiday travel: Flying home could mean dreaded middle seat

    Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    To travel is better than to arrive, as the old saw goes. True, perhaps, except when you're heading home for the holidays - by plane. Like many people, I do most of my traveling this time of year - have for the past two decades. Though my itinerant lifestyle as a reporter has carried...

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