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  • Dalai Lama to visit Colorado later this year

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Dalai Lama plans to visit Colorado in the fall. The University of Colorado and the Tibetan Association of Colorado announced Tuesday that the spiritual leader will visit Boulder on Oct. 20 and 21. The association says the "Compassion in Action" visit will focus on incorporating compassion and ethics into daily life....

  • List: 8 delicious homemade Super Bowl party options

    Gearing up for the Big Game on Feb. 1? Or more importantly, planning that Super Bowl food? Here's a good start. -EASY BONELESS BARBECUE BITES We came up with these boneless barbecue bites as a delicious mashup of two classic Super Bowl party favorites - Buffalo chicken wings and barbecue baby back ribs. But while we wanted their brash,...

  • Patriots vs. Seahawks in a battle for the best 7-layer dip

    The Super Bowl isn't just about the Patriots vs. the Seahawks. It's also about teriyaki-spiced crabmeat and smoked mussels vs. baked beans, barbecue pulled pork and apples with bacon. That's because we decided the battle on the gridiron should continue on the buffet. So we created two versions of that classic party pleaser - seven-layer dip....

  • SudSisters: Brews to consider when watching Super Bowl

    On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off in professional football's biggest game - and fan party - of the season, Super Bowl XLIX. Have you considered your liquid itinerary? Last year, we had it easy - the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl. The local beer aisle was our oyster. This year, it's a bit more...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Jan. 28, 2015

    What's cooking ONGOING Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990,
chefmatthews@aol.com.
- Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies. The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com.
- Bread, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
-...

  • Colorado Springs area beer related events starting Jan. 28, 2015

    BREW CALENDAR Mondays Brewers Day Off - Home and commercial brewers receive 30 percent off and qualify for a $50 Old West Home Brew Supply gift certificate, 5-8 p.m., Green Man Taproom and Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St.; 237-2711, drink@greenmantaps.com. Mondays-Sundays Great Divide Brewing Co. Tap Room Tours - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m....

  • Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed following an hourslong standoff that included a car bomb that exploded...

  • Date night-friendly chicken that won't tie you to the stove

    Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband. Back then, it was our fifth date, and he was visiting my tiny Parisian apartment for the first time, where we planned an evening of binging on episodes of "Friends" on the VCR. For our date, I wanted to make something special but also simple. I didn't...

  • Eat Well: Time to show your heart some love

    While love has its own day on the 14th, heart health is the main focus of February. American Heart Month is a time to show yourself the love. And a statistic that always astonishes me is that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, as well as men, in the U.S., according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and...

  • Colorado Springs drug study could help Meniere's Disease sufferers

    Meniere's disease is a degenerative, incurable disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, vision problems and tinnitus on its way to possibly robbing a sufferer of the ability to hear. "The way I can explain mine is on a good day, it sounded like the wind was howling and there was a siren. On a bad day, it sounded like I was standing in...

  • The Survival Doctor: Measles not quite thing of the past

    Some childhood diseases made quite an impact on me. Chickenpox itched like crazy and the mumps gave me big cheeks. But I barely can remember when I became infected with red measles. Sure, it kept me down a few days, but everyone got the measles. Before the immunization became prevalent, it's estimated that 95 percent or more Americans had the...

  • The People's Pharmacy: Popular drugs are linked to Alzheimer's disease

    Are anti-
anxiety agents and sleeping pills dulling our thinking and increasing our risk of Alzheimer's? That is a question giving some scientists nightmares. These are among the more prescribed drugs in America. Alprazolam (Xanax) is dispensed nearly 50 million times each year. Other popular benzodiazepine medications for anxiety and insomnia...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for Jan. 27, 2015

    Events Pottery by the Pound - 10 a.m., Commonwheel Artists Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs; common wheel.com. Family Film Night - "Annie" Singalong - 6:30 p.m., Old Colorado City Library Branch, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., free; ppld.org. On TV - "Sons of Liberty" 7 p.m., History: The Revolutionary War begins as the miniseries...

  • Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Jan. 27, 2015

    Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in advance: email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202. Miguel Dakota with Christian and Scooby Benefit Concert- To support the Children's Organ Transplant Association, 8 p.m....

  • Cornerstone Arts Week in Colorado Springs brings in poet Robert Pinsky and dance duo HIJACK

    A former United States poet laureate, Colorado College alumnae turned professional dancers and a 13-foot-tall sculpture made of vinyl and zippers. That's what the annual Cornerstone Arts Week is all about - celebrating art and the collaborations between artistic disciplines. The annual Colorado College event is 15 years old, says event...

  • A carefree deviled egg you won't need to struggle over

    For me, it's just not a party without deviled eggs. Doesn't matter if it's a summer barbecue or a winter Super Bowl shindig. I need deviled eggs. And I know I am not alone! Which isn't to say it's always easy to make that happen. The last time I made them for whatever reason the eggs were a devil to peel. I tried all of my regular tricks. I...

  • Party like you mean it this Super Bowl with homemade jerky

    Sure, you'll have some guacamole and some chips and some chicken wings. And a plate of nachos isn't a bad idea, either. But how about something to set your Super Bowl spread apart? How about some homemade beef jerky? Because while it may sound daunting to season and dry your own meat, it actually is a simple process that requires little hands...

  • Session beers: More flavor, but less buzz for the Super Bowl

    RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to beer, Super Bowl Sunday is a marathon, not a sprint. So if you're hoping to sip craft brews throughout the game, you might consider more "sessionable" beers to keep yourself from passing out before halftime. These naturally lower-alcohol brews also get extra points for their ability to pair well with...

  • Dating apps more about looks and hook-up efficiency, duh

    Remember the salad days of online dating? The painstaking hours you spent preening your profile on Match.com or the like, listing your likes and dislikes, answering soul-revealing questions such as "Would you ever eat something out of the trash?" and "How much do you weigh?" The butterflies, when your algorithm and his/hers met for the first...

  • Looking for a winter hobby? Learning to knit can be easy

    When you're stuck inside during a long, cold winter, working on a knitting project can be fun and rewarding. And although sweaters and lacy shawls can seem daunting, knitting is a fairly easy hobby to adopt. Brand-new knitters have plenty of resources. Yarn stores and crafts retailers such as Michaels and Jo-Ann have classes; prices can range...

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