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  • Colorado organ donors reportedly save 400 lives each year

    Kate Gallagher was a graduate of Air Academy High School, engaged to be married and studying early childhood development at Pikes Peak Community College. She had a special way with children, who seemed magically drawn to her - the one grownup in the room who, kids could tell, would be game for whatever. Kate would drop to the floor to play...

  • The People's Pharmacy: Vital information lacking on prescription labels

    Why can't pharmacies let patients know when there is a problem with a prescription drug? In the past few years, there have been an amazing number of recalls because of quality-control problems. Both Ranbaxy Laboratories and Wockhardt have had import bans imposed. So have Sun Pharmaceuticals and Marck Biosciences. Earlier this year, when Dr....

  • Your photos: Best of the Colorado Balloon Classic

    Seventy-seven balloons are on the docket at the 38th annual Colorado Balloon Classic. About 200,000 to 250,000 people attend the free event every year, says president Patsy Buchwald. They come for the early morning ascension of balloons and for the evening Balloon Glo, where balloons stay grounded but lit up. The event runs Saturday through...

  • The Art of Health: Sticking with routine can help during tough times

    We all fill our days with series of routines. Even if you don't have an exercise or fitness routine, you have a morning or evening routine. Sometimes we can begrudge our routines, labeling the process as being "stuck in a rut." However, having routines is healthy and provides a comfortable and stable cadence to life. Sticking with a routine...

  • Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

    Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year. Happily, imported and frozen blueberries make it easy to enjoy them all the time. In fact, if you're really on your game, you can pick extra now and freeze them for later. And when later comes around, those...

  • November expo to focus on making a successful aging transition

    Preparing for the emotional, physical and lifestyle changes that the senior years bring can help ease transitions for those entering retirement as well as their loved ones. To help the community plan for this eventuality, The Gazette will host a one-day Successful Aging Expo on Nov. 1 featuring aging and health-related seminars, workshops and...

  • Live Well: In romance, like yoga, there's no reason to rush timetable

    About six weeks ago, a friend of mine went through a breakup. In the wake of the break, she tracked her recovery through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. After about four weeks, she emailed to say she'd reached acceptance. I'm not judging her grieving process. She knows herself...

  • Join The Gazette's table at Rockin' the '60s

    Readers, would you like to join us Saturday for one of the events I write about in Around Town? This one promises to be a rock 'n' roll evening of fun to benefit a great nonprofit, Silver Key Senior Services. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Antlers Hilton hotel downtown and don't worry about the parking because it's in the hotel's underground...

  • Youth ministries serve 'church of tomorrow'

    As students head back to school, another seasonal ritual is also underway: Thousands of area young people will seek out youth groups organized by local churches and parachurch organizations. One local Protestant congregation has emphasized youth ministry for more than a century, while the Catholic diocese recently hired its first priest to...

  • 'Wonderful Life' memorabilia amassed

    For most adults, early childhood memories generally center on a favorite toy, pet, or family member. For Karolyn Grimes, they also include movie stars. "I remember my first role in 'That Night with You' from 1945," said Grimes from her home in Port Orchard, a suburb of Seattle. "It starred Susanna Foster, an opera singer, who sang a lullaby...

  • Bristol committed to Colorado as it plans a growth spurt

    Twenty years ago, only the bravest gamblers might have wagered on Mike and Amanda Bristol making a go of their brewing business. There were plenty of strikes against them. The couple started the business with inadequate cash. They bought too few kegs. And, with little background in brewing other than Mike Bristol's home-brewing hobby, they...

  • Dear Donna: Look offline, beyond bars to meet genuinely nice guys

    Dear Donna, I have been divorced for several years but continue to date. I keep meeting men who want to be intimate right away. I like your rule of "no intimacy for the first three months" and see that time frame as a minimum. Are there any nice guys who believe in courting, dating and allowing a friendship to grow into something special? -...

  • Just the facts: Red light cameras aid safety

    My friend Heidi was recently hit by a car. In a crosswalk, no less. The driver blew the light, and Heidi's surreal somersault began - hitting the hood, then the roof, and eventually the pavement. Next stop: the ER. Blowing red lights is not uncommon: In some Colorado intersections it happens about every 10 minutes. It isn't usually because...

  • Drive-thru review: Thickburger at Carl's Jr. scores a touchdown

    The Texas BBQ Thickburger at Carl's Jr. puts the "mess" in "mesquite." The 8-ounce patty is charbroiled to a slight char. The brisket is chopped and lean and oozing spicy mesquite sauce. Just a guess, but is that Stubb's barbecue sauce glistening on my chin? This burger is a slop bomb with its pin pulled. The breaded and deep-fried jalapeno...

  • Pet calendar for Sept. 1, 2014

    PET NOTES ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-
3 p.m. Saturday and noon-
3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 
571 N. Academy Blvd.; 390-7838; dreampower.org . LookWhatTheCatBroughtIn - Cats...

  • Cork not only for wine and bulletin boards

    Cork. It's not only for wine stoppers and bulletin boards. Embraced by some progressive furniture makers decades ago and a staple in housewares, cork has found a larger place among shoes, handbags, jewelry and other fashion accessories. Designer Elaine Turner is a proponent of cork, which is renewable, feather light and water-resistant. So...

  • Today's divorce can mean cake and eating it, too

    Divorce, it seems, has turned into a party - special cakes and all. Event planners, bakers, lawyers and academics note the rise of "divorce parties" over the past several years, many with cakes featuring weapon-wielding brides or gloomy black frosting on inverted tiers. "I've taken to naming them freedom fests, as you aren't celebrating the...

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  • Colorado Springs world travelers offer tips on avoiding pickpockets

    Three experienced Colorado Springs travelers, who have been to more than 100 countries between them, offered their experiences and tips to avoid being pickpocketed after my Aug. 17 story about my misadventure on a Barcelona subway. Bill Stanley, Terry Mitchell and Tom Stockman wrote they want other travelers to avoid similar situation. Stanley...

  • Book signings and such for Aug. 31, 2014

    SIGNINGS Author Signings - Charleeda Sprinkle will sign "Preparing to Stand" and Angela Hollis will sign "Soul Journey," 1-3 p.m. Friday, 
225 Coffee Shop and Venue, 225 N. Weber St.; 884-6225, cafe-225.com. LITERARY EVENTS Open Critique - Provides a critique experience for writers who seek feedback on manuscript pages, 
6-8:30 p.m....

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