More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Passion for Christmas lights leads to seasonal business; share the best Springs locations

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    We've come a long way since decorating with lights meant fastening lit candles to a Christmas tree and holding your breath. This holiday season, when you drive through Lite-
Brite neighborhoods, past yards with working trains and glowing Santas that wave and say "Ho, ho, ho,"...

  • Celebrating the Nativity: Springs woman's collection delivers a message year-round

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    The child, the child, sleeping in the night He will bring us goodness and light... Lelia Guilbert was a newlywed in her early 20s, living on a tight budget in California, when she bought her first nativity set in 1965. "We weren't going to be home that Christmas. I'd been a...

  • Black Box Theatre bestows 'A Winter's Gift'

    Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    7 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 5 and 6, with a 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 6, Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St.; tickets $10 adult, $5 children 3-11, Christmas isn't shaping up well in old Canterbury. The king has left the land in the hands of a greedy queen, the...

  • Glow Run 5K to benefit Empty Stocking Fund

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Show your shining support for red-nosed reindeer - and The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund - at the first Holiday 5K Glow Run, 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Colorado Springs. Get your glow on by donning reflective gear and headlamps and carrying glow sticks; lighted...

  • Colorado Springs authors win national award for Pack-n-Go series

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Two Colorado Springs writers received top honors in the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, a national competition, for their Pack-n-Go series of travel adventure books aimed at young girls. Janelle Diller and Lisa Travis published the first book in the series, "Mystery of the...

  • Affordable gifts for the family

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    The joys of family during the holidays: the hearth, the history, the thinking that whatever you get them as a gift, they're contractually obligated to like it. That may have worked when you were a kid, rolling in the currency of cuteness, but now that you're all grown up - employed...

  • Chamber Singers host fourth 'Messiah' sing-along

    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Composed in only 24 days in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, the English-
language oratorio "Messiah," with text from the King James Bible, is Handel's most famous work and the most familiar sacred orchestral piece associated with the Christmas holiday - thanks, in part, to its popular...

  • Little libraries in Colorado Springs serve as real-world hub in a digital age

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Judge a Little Free Library solely by its cover and odds are you'll assume it's something else. A birdhouse, say, or a fancy mailbox inspired by Pinterest. Like its much larger brick-and-mortar siblings, though, it is a hub for many worlds - literary and literally. "It's about the...

  • Students explore faith through art at Colorado Springs class

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Mary LaBrecque never fancied herself an artist and "doesn't know anything about painting," admittedly. Yet on a Thursday evening in late October, the retired preschool coordinator from Colorado Springs was halfway through a piece that told the story of her life in vibrant sweeps of...

  • Front Range has wealth of winter options, for hill-bound and homebodies

    Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    INDOORS 1. Learn to arm/finger-knit: Spark up a blaze in the fireplace (we'll get to that in a minute) and tune in to a YouTube lesson from Donna Wolfe, aka Naztazia, on creating wearable knit-works without tools. The nine-minute video tutorial is assembled in montages so we see the...